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The world is ending! Augusta National just accepted 2 women members!

My lawd! Head for the hills. The 2 women are Condi Rice and Darla Moore.

Love Darla Moore because she shivved Nikki Haley when Haley dissed her.

I am in SHOCK!

(from The Dan Patrick Show)
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:11 AM (6 replies)

Funniest newspaper correction ever:

Beyond Castro church's drag-queen fuss, Aug. 16, Bay Area, C1

C.W. Nevius' column about Most Holy Redeemer banning drag queen performers incorrectly stated that entertainer Peaches Christ appeared at an event at the church's hall with a dildo shaped like a crucifix. He did not appear at the event, nor does he use the prop.

The Chronicle strives to cover the news accurately, fairly and honestly. It is our policy to correct significant errors of fact or misleading statements. Please write to Corrections, San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103; send e-mail to corrections@sfchronicle.com; or call (415) 777-7870.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Corrections-Aug-16-3794876.php#ixzz245wR3Okd

He really got that story wrong!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:02 AM (1 replies)

Scott McKenzie has passed. He sang this sixties anthem:

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. It was written and released in June 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival. McKenzie's song became an instant hit.
The lyrics tell the listeners, "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair". Due to the difference between the lyrics and the actual title, the title is often quoted as "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)".
"San Francisco" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and was number one in the United Kingdom and most of Europe. The single is purported to have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The song is credited with bringing thousands of young people to San Francisco, California during the late 1960s.[citation needed]
In Central Europe, young people adopted "San Francisco" as an anthem for freedom, and it was widely played during Czechoslovakia's 1968 Prague Spring uprising against Soviet rule.[citation needed] The song has been featured in several films, including Frantic, The Rock and Forrest Gump (Wikipedia).
(from youtube)

Such a gentle song. If only it had created a reality that would last.

Fair winds and following seas to you Scott McKenzie. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair on the journey. RIP......
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 07:15 AM (23 replies)

To those insisting that Assange would be accorded the full protections of the

laws set by governments involved, i have one thing to say:
Bwahahhahahahahahha! Ha!

They will walk over any and all laws and precedents involved to do gawd knows what. If it goes to court, he will remain in gawd knows where in full violation of whatever laws are applicable.

The US has shown that they have selective justice for different people. Congress even helps with their suspect laws. There is no rhyme or reason or any steps that can be followed to undertand what process he will go through.

We are in an 'Alice In Guantanamo' world with no end in sight. Send in the drones. Don't bother. They're here.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 06:39 AM (2 replies)

Assange could be questioned while he is abroad:

In October and November Assange's lawyers offered a telephone or video-link interview (because telephone or video interviews with suspects abroad are lawful in Sweden and qualify for the purposes of a preliminary investigation), but the options were denied as Ny insisted that Assange be interviewed in person.

Why didn't they even take this preliminary step? That would seem to be the logical place to start.
They were hell bent on getting him on Swedish soil.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 06:27 AM (8 replies)

If I jumped into the Sea Of Galilee while drunk, nekkid or whatever,

I better be able to walk on water to the shore.
Otherwise, my Mama would haunt me forever.
No matter what my feelings about that body of water, she regarded it as an integral part of her religion. I would be disrespecting her.

The Eff Bee of Eye would be the last of my worries.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Aug 20, 2012, 06:16 AM (2 replies)

"One Term More" (Pro-Obama parody of 'One Day More' from Les Miserables..Broadway singers) HA!


To the barricades!!!!!!!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 18, 2012, 11:30 AM (0 replies)

The OAS is holding a meeting about UK/Assange/embassy over the protest of the meeting by the US:

OAS decides to hold ministerial meeting on Ecuador-UK conflict next week
The OAS Permanent Council called for the meeting Friday at Ecuador‘s request in a vote of 23 in favour and only three - the United States, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago - against. Five other countries abstained.

OAS foreign ministers are to meet on August 24 in Washington “to address the situation” between Ecuador and Britain “regarding the inviolability of the diplomatic premises of Ecuador.” Ecuador has accused Britain of “threatening” to storm its embassy in London.

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza stressed to the Council that the resolution approved focuses on “the problem posed by the threat or warning made to Ecuador by the possibility of an intervention into its embassy in London”.

“The central issue is not the right of asylum, is the inviolability of embassies,” said Secretary General Insulza, who recalled that last year the United Nations Security Council ruled “very strictly on the absolute immunity that diplomatic missions must have in all the countries of the world”.

Well, now Ecuador has some support. While they are not addressing asylum, the majority of the OAS has coalesced around the British threat to invade Ecuador's embassy. Ecuador is still the one with the most pressure but until the UK stepped in it, they were receiving varied levels of support. Now the OAS has stepped up.

I for one am glad that the issue of inviolability of embassies will be in the forefront. This possible breach of international law is a dangerous move. And the OAS didn't march to the USA's dubious drummer. The US government will probably have eleventy billion operatives in those areas now stirring up even more trouble.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:52 AM (3 replies)

Russia issues warning to Britain over Assange

AFP - Russia on Friday warned Britain against violating fundamental diplomatic principles after London suggested it could arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador's embassy.

"What is happening gives grounds to contemplate the observance of the spirit and the letter of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and in particular the Article 22 spelling out the inviolability of diplomatic premises," the Russian foreign ministry said.
This would challenge a fundamental principle of the diplomatic system, and the threat has left Britain in unchartered legal waters.At the same time, Moscow warned Britain against interpreting the law selectively, stressing that London has given refuge to "dozens of people suspected of committing grave crimes" who are wanted in other countries.

"What to do with a right to refuge for Julian Assange when London turns the observance of this right for this category of people into an absolute principle?" the Russian foreign ministry asked, referring to a number of high-profile figures granted asylum in Britain.

Russia has for years sought the extradition of top Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky as well as several other figures.

And the plot thickens.....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 02:02 PM (2 replies)

Funeral director says goodbye to dog that changed his life

Funeral home director Tom Dobies of New Port Richey kisses his dog Lucy in his back yard in March. Lucy was a grief therapy dog at his funeral home. Now, Dobies has planned her funeral.

NEW PORT RICHEY — Tom Dobies dreaded this day.

He had comforted thousands of grieving families in 34 years as a mortician, but nothing could ease the burning in his throat Monday as the doctor arrived at his house.

Dobies had done everything to keep Lucy alive after the brain tumor. He had spent thousands of dollars on sophisticated medical procedures. For a man so familiar with the death business, he pledged to cheat it, to keep Lucy by his side as long as possible, as long as she wasn't suffering.

Lucy, shown in March, underwent brain surgery to have a tumor removed. She died this week in the arms of her owner, funeral home director Tom Dobies.

Friends wondered why he would spend so much money trying to hold onto a 14-year-old dog, a mixed-breed Labrador. His answer: "I love her.'' But it went even deeper.
Much more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/funeral-director-says-goodbye-to-dog-that-changed-his-life/1245803

Man, do I have something in my eyes!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:05 AM (21 replies)
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