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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Rather Insists His Scandal Has Nothing to Do With Ouster

"He said his decision had nothing to do with the independent investigation into the September National Guard story and took pains to separate the events by saying he and CBS management had periodically discussed his stepping down since 1999," the Associated Press reported today after interviewing the multimillionaire Democrat operative and least-trusted man in news.
Yeah right!!!!!!

Bush Bounce Confounds the Media

Looks like Bush is gaining in popularity again. Maybe now since the media in not in attack mode because of the election, people are not bombarded with attacks against Bush. And the war in Iraq is looking better because Fulluja is now in the allies hands.

NewsMax.com's Fr. Michael Reilly notes that President Bush's approval ratings are on the rise again, much to the chagrin of the mainstream press.

The results of the first major post-election poll show a big bounce for President Bush, with a CNN/Gallup survey awarding Bush a 55 percent job approval rating, with only 42 percent disapproving. What's more, Bush's personal popularity is 60 percent as opposed to 39 percent who do not approve.

read the rest here.

Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School

What the hell is gong on in our schools. Banning the Declararion of INdependence. What's next???? the constitution, because it says God in it.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God -- including the Declaration of Independence.

Steven Williams, a fifth-grade teacher at Stevens Creek School in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Cupertino, sued for discrimination on Monday, claiming he had been singled out for censorship by principal Patricia Vidmar because he is a Christian.

"It's a fact of American history that our founders were religious men, and to hide this fact from young fifth-graders in the name of political correctness is outrageous and shameful," said Williams' attorney, Terry Thompson.

Read the rest here. Here you can see he is suing the school

Sorry about being away for so long

I was kind of blog out after the elections and neede a break from blogging for a while. I will start back up and expose the liberals for what they really are. Ant-American whiners. ANd I will blog about the successes of the militarty in Iraq. the economy and other various stuff going on in the world. I might not blog every day, but I will try and blog most of the time.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Via Wizbang The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

A couple good site to go to for Veterans Day

Via Redstate Operation Uplink Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

Via A Small Victory Posted by Hello

Taken at the Eishenhower Park Veteran's Memorial, Long Island.

See a slideshow of photos from the memorial here.

The President's Veteran's Day proclamation

History of Veteran's Day

Via Absinthe & Cookies... Posted by Hello

Happy Veterans Day to all of the Veterans out there.

I want to send my appreciation to all the veterans out there. If it was not for you, we would not have this great country of ours. Too many people do not understand that our freedoms that we take for granite are not free. It is people like you that keep our country free and safe from the evils of the world. You helped us in times of great peril and more than not, you were triumphant. Form the Revolutionary War to WWII, Vietnam to Iraq, you have always served our country proud. You have bought liberty to many nations and have helped save the world from tyrrants around the world. And many of your stories are never told. My grandfatehr was a doctor in WWII and was one of the first doctors to arrive in Japan after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He never really talked about it, but I was very proud of him while he was alive. I wish I could have talked to him more anout the sacrifices he had during the "War to End All Wars". He left when my mom was a few weeks old and my mom never saw him again until she was over 2 years old. He may have complained about being gone for so long, but he never once questioned the government about what he was doing. Our Military was there for a purpose. We were there to give the people of Japan the gift of liberty . This is what we are now doing in Iraq. You can not make a democracy over night. It tool our nation 11 years before we had a constitution after the Revolutionary War. It tooks many years in Germany and Japan after WWII to transform their societies into liberty loving democracies. Again I want to trhank all our military soldiers out ther. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard for their gallant actions from the time the country was born for their gift to us-- Liberty.

'Bush Stole Election' Conspiracy Theories Debunked

Found at Newsmax He is the rsponse to all the supposed voter fraud around the country.

CLAIM: Kerry really won Ohio.

There are still 155,000 or so uncounted provisional and absentee ballots. If by some miracle Kerry got almost all of them, he would win. A miracle. [Bush's Ohio margin of victory was 136,000 votes.]

Furthermore, there also were 93,000 "spoiled" ballots in Ohio that, had they gone to Kerry by a miraculously large margin ... uh, well, still wouldn't have been enough.

CLAIM: A voting machine in Franklin County, Ohio, recorded an extra 3,893 votes for Bush.

This is perfectly true, and one of at least two serious voting machine mistakes around the country. When the results cartridge of an older-generation machine was plugged in to the counter, it reported almost 4,000 extra votes for Bush, when only 638 people had voted in the precinct.

At the risk of being labeled part of the plot, I want to point out that they caught this obvious mistake. You can't "stuff" the ballot box. There is a signed, independent record of how many people voted.

CLAIM: Electronic voting machines in Carteret County, N.C., mysteriously "lost" more than 4,500 votes - most of the votes cast in the county election!

This one is true, too, and disturbing. According to the Carteret County News-Times, the county's machines counted only the first 3,005 votes and didn't count the rest.

The Carteret screwup didn't change the presidential outcome, but a couple of state races were close enough to be affected. Besides, the standard of "no harm, no foul" is not good enough. But I would point out that even this mistake was obvious and immediately detected.

CLAIM: Voting patterns in some Florida counties were suspicious because Bush got many more votes than the number of registered Republicans.

Several impressive-looking charts and graphs are flying around. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann singled out five Florida counties for what he called a "sudden" outbreak of "irregularities": Baker, Dixie, Holmes, Lafayette and Liberty.

In those counties, Republicans make up only 7 to 24 percent of registered voters. But Bush won there with between 64 and 78 percent of the vote.

How can this be? Easy. They are northern "Dixiecrat" counties where being a registered Democrat but voting Republican is an old habit. The same counties voted overwhelmingly for Bush in 2000, and his father in 1988 - when registered Republicans made up as little as 2 percent of the electorate!

Read the rest here.

Arafa has died

I have mixed emotions about this one. In one corner, the biggest instigator in terrorism around the world is dead and that is good. On the other hand he is a humna being and every loss id bad. And now with Arafat dead, how are the Palestinians goj g to react?? Are they going to go on a suicide bombing spree???? Are they goping to try and make peace with Israel??? We will see...............................

Open Letter in Support of America's Armed Forces To America's Armed Forces:

Via Drink This.....

Open Letter in Support of America's Armed Forces To America's Armed Forces:

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, you have been deployed around the world and have demonstrated that you can win both the war against global terrorism, and the peace in formerly inhospitable places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The effects of the liberation you won in Iraq and Afghanistan are reverberating throughout the region: Afghanistan successfully held its first democratic elections. Iraq is preparing for democratic elections. The Saudis will hold municipal elections. The theocracy in Iran is in deep trouble from the liberation movement there. Jordan is accelerating market economic reforms. Qatar is reforming education to give more choices to parents. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for the first time to an Iranian -- a Muslim woman who speaks out with courage for human rights, for democracy and for peace. And we saw representatives from the region at the 2004 Olympics as "free men and women."

When we examine the events of the world today, the words of George Washington's First Inaugural Address ring strangely true: "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." And now the preservation of that sacred fire is passed on to Iraqis, Afghanis, and others, thanks to your faithful defense of the Republic.

You Patriots -- American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen -- have plowed the ground for these events. We remain the proud and the free because you have stood bravely in harm's way, and remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.

Signed,

the tallglassofmilk and countless other Federalist Patriots

CBS Apologizes for Interrupting CSI; Will Rebroadcast Episode

Is it me or is this apology just ridiculous. they didn;t apologize for using forged documnet really, but they are sorry for interupting a TV show with an inportant news story. This is why the big media is loosing people. htey hust doon;t get it. Arafat's death is relly big news and who cares what happens on CSI. It is a TV show and is not reality. Arafat's death is reality and has bigger aspects than who killed who in a stupid TV show.
BS NEWS interrupted the final minutes of Wednesday night's episode of CSI: NEW YORK in order to air a special report about the death of Yasser Arafat. CBS has apologized and says it will rebroadcast the episode, in its entirety FRIDAY at 9PM CENTRAL TIME. "An overly aggressive CBS News producer jumped the gun with a report that should have been offered to local stations for their late news. We sincerely regret the error. The episode of CSI: NEW YORK will be rebroadcast Friday, Nov. 12."

Saturday, November 06, 2004


So true Posted by Hello

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Som more from the Moonbats

Found at Spot On Look at some of the crazy people in San Francisco.

Some more love from the lovely DU

from Right Wing News

DuaneBidoux: "America to World: F*ck Yourself. Let's get the meme out: Boycott American. Corporations. Pass on the Fords, GMs, Coca Cola. When businesses hurt abroad they will begin telling Bush his policy of being world asshole is bad for busines.

Buy German products, French products, countries that kept their sanity while Bush pushed this war through. Bush has been bringing this economy to it's knees for four years. Let's give it a last little push. With his f*cked up economic policies it's inevitable anyway...let's just make sure it doesn't get pushed into the next administration. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE IT IS THIS SOB THAT SLEEPS IN HIS OWN PILE OF SHIT.

If you listened to the right wing this morning you know the score: they want revolution. F*ck this sh*t. This is war." woody b: "Dear friends from Ohio,

your vote was stolen. I'm not living in Ohio, not even in the US. But apart from the output of the vote machines, nothing points to the possibility that Bush achieved more votes than Kerry. Neither Zogby's predictions, nor the exit polls, nor the huge queues in front of the electoral places.

You're no the only ones whose vote was stolen, but it's the easiest state to prove it. Your own experience, together with a statistical analysis of the data, could make the case for voter fraud.

The world will most grateful you if you start a calm revolution by gathering evidence that a lot more people voted for Kerry than for Bush."

Q3JR4: "A call to action. Or, COME ON PEOPLE!!!!! Your votes didn't count. If you live in Ohio, Colorado, Florida, they didn't count. Bush stole the election....AGAIN. With the level of voter disenfranchisement, intimidation, and Diebold trickery going on, you think that more people here would see that.

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? WHERE IS THE ANGER? ARE WE JUST GOING TO ROLL OVER AND TAKE IT?

They stole the election and probably have a special place in hell reserved for them for that, I'm telling you now, complacent Dems will be joining them! You may as well just hand the government to them on a silver platter again and again, because--baring a change in the way we count our votes--we'll NEVER have another majority in ANY branch of this government again!

I just can't believe that no one else is pissed off about it!

I mean, come on! I'm in IDAHO, a red state, and I'm ready to do something about it.

I can understand if there are a lot of pacifists here, and that's good. They can accomplish a lot. We don't need to get violent to create change (or sway public opinion), but we have to do SOMETHING!

We can't let them get away with it this time, or next time we're effectively screwed.

Come on people! What are we waiting for? Pick the call up and pass it along alread!" PhuLoi: "Secession may be the last option to save the Constitution. Given the unbridgable chasm that has opened between the Blue states and the Red states, I feel that secession should be seriously considered. Blue states are no longer duly represented, votes are not being counted whereas computer created votes seem to be counted.

The basic tenants of the Constitution are endangered and we of the Blue states seem powerless to defend them. Let us then consider divorcing ourselves from this abusive relationship and reorganize under the Constituion, as it was intended, leaving the Red states to wallow in their own filth." fdr_hst_fan: "Thanks to the inbred, redneck, Bible-besotted Solid South, we're saddled with the village idiot and his Nazi followers for another four years.

The next time the South wants to cecede, I say "Let 'em!" Who needs 'em? In fact, to facilitate matters, we should help them pack! And once they're finally GONE from the Union, we should construct a wall, not unlike the Berlin Wall, to keep them out! I guarantee, after three to five years, they'll come back on bended knee, BEGGING for re-admission to the Union. Then we'll be able to call the tune from that point on!

That's the error Lincoln and Andrew Johnson made: they wanted to be "conciliatory" to the Confederacy. Horse hockey! They STARTED that war; they didn't DESERVE any consideration! They didn't stop to consider their actions at Fort Sumter, did they?"

Liberal_Andy: "I stopped flying the flag today. I've flown the US flag every sunny day (I'm on my third one)since 9/11. I just can't do it anymore. Maybe on 7/4. We'll see." Mountainman: "I hate America Did you hear that freeps? Several months ago, when ever I saw or heard a wingnut ask a liberal "why do you hate America?" I got pissed. The question didn't deserve an answer.

But today I can freely say that I hate America. I hate Bush's America and after this election I guess all of America will be Bush's America. So until people rise up and throw him and the conservatives out of power (There is no doubt in my mind that someday they will be out of power) I hate America.

I'm also sure I'm going to hear the 60's chant of "love or leave it." My response back in the 60's was "love it and fix it."

Now I guess I would say "hate it and fix it" sort of like when my wife says she hates her hair. To me she is saying that she's tired of the way it is and she's going to do something about it. That's what I mean about "hate it and fix it."

What I'm going to do is to get together with like minded people and make little pieces of America that we can love and hopefully those little pieces will grow and connect until we can love all America again."

Islamists Declared War on the US 25 Years Ago Today

From The Jawa report 35 years ago was when the ISlamic terrorists started their watr against the USA. The Iranians toook 66 Americans hostage for 444 days.

November 04, 2004

Islamists Declared War on the US 25 Years Ago Today

Today is the 25th anniversary of the day the jihadis declared war on America. On Nov. 4, 1979 Islamist students in Tehran overan the U.S. embassy and took 66 Americans hostage. The hostages were held for 444 days. They were released on Jan. 20, 1981--the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.

But the hostages were not released simply because the Iranians feared Reagan's wrath. Jimmy Carter may be responsible for our present woes. You see, Carter negotiated a deal with the terrorists. The deal was that the US would unfreeze $8 billion dollars in Iranian assets in return for the hostages. The jihadis learned a vluable lesson: America will give in to their demands when American lives are on the line.

The Iranian revolution was an Islamist revolution. It took secular and forward looking Persia down the path to the Middle Ages of barbaric Islamic law. While the Shia Islam of Iran may seem more moderate than Wahhabism to many in the West, the Islamic law of the Islamic Republic is that which routinely sentences people to death for blasphemy, adultery, or other religious crimes.

The worst part of the Iranian revolution was that it exported the notion of the Islamic revolutionary state. From Marxism it imported the notion that society could be completely revamped--that a sort of utopia could be found in Islamic law. And like Marxism, it took on a missionary zeal to export the Islamist ideal to the rest of the Muslim world.

read the rest here.

Islamists Declared War on the US 25 Years Ago Today

From The Jawa report 35 years ago was when the ISlamic terrorists started their watr against the USA. The Iranians toook 66 Americans hostage for 444 days.

November 04, 2004

Islamists Declared War on the US 25 Years Ago Today

Today is the 25th anniversary of the day the jihadis declared war on America. On Nov. 4, 1979 Islamist students in Tehran overan the U.S. embassy and took 66 Americans hostage. The hostages were held for 444 days. They were released on Jan. 20, 1981--the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.

But the hostages were not released simply because the Iranians feared Reagan's wrath. Jimmy Carter may be responsible for our present woes. You see, Carter negotiated a deal with the terrorists. The deal was that the US would unfreeze $8 billion dollars in Iranian assets in return for the hostages. The jihadis learned a vluable lesson: America will give in to their demands when American lives are on the line.

The Iranian revolution was an Islamist revolution. It took secular and forward looking Persia down the path to the Middle Ages of barbaric Islamic law. While the Shia Islam of Iran may seem more moderate than Wahhabism to many in the West, the Islamic law of the Islamic Republic is that which routinely sentences people to death for blasphemy, adultery, or other religious crimes.

The worst part of the Iranian revolution was that it exported the notion of the Islamic revolutionary state. From Marxism it imported the notion that society could be completely revamped--that a sort of utopia could be found in Islamic law. And like Marxism, it took on a missionary zeal to export the Islamist ideal to the rest of the Muslim world.

read the rest here.

Chirac KO's Bush offer

And this is who our supposed ally is. Kerry would actually want to work with this backstabbing asshole. He won;t meeet with Alawi, but he will meet with Arafat. With allies like this who needs enemies
Chirac KO's Bush offer By BRIAN FLYNN and NIC CECIL

GEORGE Bush yesterday offered an olive branch to hostile European leaders — but was snubbed by the French President.

Referring to divisions over the Iraq war, the re-elected US leader said: “Whatever our past disagreements, we share a common enemy. I will continue to reach out to our partners in the EU.”

Mr Bush also said he will use his new muscle to defeat terrorism. He said: “I earned political capital in the election and I intend to spend it.”

But French President Jacques Chirac — dubbed Le Worm — was doing his best to scupper bridge-building.

He will snub a meeting with Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi in Brussels today. It is a sleight aimed at Mr Bush and Tony Blair, who back Mr Allawi.

Chirac — who tried to stop the war to topple Saddam Hussein — will leave Brussels before the new Iraqi leader arrives.

However Chirac DID find time to visit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in hospital yesterday

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Read the rest here.

Mrs. Arafat keeps husband

I have mixed emotions about this one. On the one hand Arafat is a human being and on the other he is one of the biggest promoters of terror in the world. And if he is dead, what is going to happen in Isreael and Palestine. Will the Palestinians goe into chaos and blow everthing up in Israel or will they find a leader that will lead them into a peaceful pact with Israel. ONly time will tell. And ehat about all the money he has taken from the Palestinians. I winder how many of the Palestinians know about all of the money that is in Swiis banks. And if he is dead how are they going to get at the money to run thier government. It might sdlow down the suicide bombers for a while because their families will not get paid. Well see............
Thursday, November 4, 2004

RAMALLAH — Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has died. He was 75 years old.

Israeli and Palestinian officials said Arafat died on Thursday in a military hospital in Paris. They said Arafat was deemed clinically dead, but is still attached to life support systems on the insistence of his wife, Suha.

Palestinan Authority's Yasser Arafat: Abbas and Qurei sought to acquire his power to allocate money as the PA chairman departed for Paris. But as he boarded a Jordanian Air Force helicopter, Arafat refused. "I'm still alive, thank God, so don't worry," Arafat was quoted as saying. Reuters/Loay Abu Haykel
"He is dead, but neither Arafat's wife nor the Palestinian leadership is ready to announce this," a PA official said. "The announcement could take place on Friday."

The problem is that Arafat is still the only Palestinian official who can pay the bills. And it is unclear who, if anyone, has access to the estimated $2-3 billion in his personal Swiss bank accounts, according to a report in the current edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com. Even his wife is said to be unaware of how to access the funds.

Read the rest here

So Much to Savor

I love Peggy Noonan

PEGGY NOONAN So Much to Savor A big win for America, and a loss for the mainstream media. Thursday, November 4, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST

God bless our country.

Hello, old friends. Let us savor.

Let us get our heads around the size and scope of what happened Tuesday. George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, became the first incumbent president to increase his majority in both the Senate and the House and to increase his own vote (by over 3.5 million) since Franklin D. Roosevelt, political genius of the 20th century, in 1936. This is huge.

George W. Bush is the first president to win more than 50% of the popular vote since 1988. (Bill Clinton failed to twice; Mr. Bush failed to last time and fell short of a plurality by half a million.) The president received more than 59 million votes, breaking Ronald Reagan's old record of 54.5 million. Mr. Bush increased his personal percentages in almost every state in the union. He carried the Catholic vote and won 42% of the Hispanic vote and 24% of the Jewish vote (up from 19% in 2000.)

It will be hard for the mainstream media to continue, in the face of these facts, the mantra that we are a deeply and completely divided country. But they'll try!

The Democrats have lost their leader in the Senate, Tom Daschle. I do not know what the Democratic Party spent, in toto, on the 2004 election, but what they seem to have gotten for it is Barack Obama. Let us savor.

The elites of Old Europe are depressed. Savor. The nonelites of Old Europe, and the normal folk of New Europe, especially our beloved friend Poland, will not be depressed, and many will be happy. Let's savor that too.

George Soros cannot buy a presidential election. Savor. "Volunteers" who are bought and paid for cannot beat volunteers who come from the neighborhood, church, workplace and reading group. Savor.

The leaders of the Bush effort see it this way: A ragtag band of more than a million Republican volunteers who fought like Washington's troops at Valley Forge beat the paid Hessians of King George III's army. Savor.

As I write, John Kerry is giving his speech. He looks hurt. Who wouldn't? He fought to the end, for every vote, untiring and ceaseless. I told some young people recently who were walking into a battle, "Here's how to fight: You fight until they kill you, until they kill you and stop your heart, and then you let them carry you out of the room. But you fight until they carry." I think that's how the Democrats fought. Good for them.

To admit defeat with attempted grace is a moving sight. Kerry did well. His talking about his "good conversation" with the president was gracious and helpful. He was honest about the facts of the vote in Ohio. When he thanked his people from the bottom of his heart it was a real thanks. "Thanks to Democrats and Republicans and Independents. . . . Thanks to everyone who voted." "Don't lose faith, what you did made a difference . . . and building on itself . . . the time will come when your votes, your ballots, will change the world. And it's worth fighting for." A lot of pundits and editorialists are going to say, "His best speech of the campaign was his last." But that's not the point.

Mr. Kerry graced democracy today. He showed his love for it. Savor.

And now the president is speaking. He looks tired and happy. He looks as if the lines on his forehead are deeper. Maybe it's the lighting. "We had a really good phone call," he said of Mr. Kerry. "He was very gracious . . . and he and his supporters can be proud of their efforts." Good for them both. He announced his agenda: reform the tax code, privatize Social Security, help the emerging democracies of Iraq and Afghanistan. "And then our servicemen and -women will come home with the honor they have earned."

"Today I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. . . . I need your support. . . . I will do all that I can do to earn your trust. . . . We have one country, one Constitution, and one future that binds us." All good. Savor.

Who was the biggest loser of the 2004 election? It is easy to say Mr. Kerry: he was a poor candidate with a poor campaign. But I do think the biggest loser was the mainstream media, the famous MSM, the initials that became popular in this election cycle. Every time the big networks and big broadsheet national newspapers tried to pull off a bit of pro-liberal mischief--CBS and the fabricated Bush National Guard documents, the New York Times and bombgate, CBS's "60 Minutes" attempting to coordinate the breaking of bombgate on the Sunday before the election--the yeomen of the blogosphere and AM radio and the Internet took them down. It was to me a great historical development in the history of politics in America. It was Agincourt. It was the yeomen of King Harry taking down the French aristocracy with new technology and rough guts. God bless the pajama-clad yeomen of America. Some day, when America is hit again, and lines go down, and media are hard to get, these bloggers and site runners and independent Internetters of all sorts will find a way to file, and get their word out, and it will be part of the saving of our country.

Last note. As much as anyone, the POW wives of Vietnam, who stood against the Democratic nominee for president and for the Republican, can claim credit for the Bush victory. Everyone with a computer in America, and a lot of people with TVs, saw their testimony about the 1970s, and their husbands, and John Kerry. You could not come away from their white-haired, soft-faced, big-eyeglasses visages without thinking: He should not be commander in chief.

Oh, another last note. Tuesday I heard three radio talkers who refused to believe it was over when the ludicrous, and who knows but possibly quite mischievous, exit polls virtually declared a Kerry landslide yesterday afternoon. They are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. The last sent me an e-mail that dismissed the numbers as elitist nonsense and propaganda. She is one tough girl and they are two tough men. Savor them too.

Ms. Noonan is a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of "A Heart, a Cross, and a Flag" (Wall Street Journal Books/Simon & Schuster), a collection of post-Sept. 11 columns, which you can buy from the OpinionJournal bookstore.

'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator

Here is an interesting article. A bunch of nuerons are flting a test simulator. I bet they can probably kick my ass in most of the new video games that are out there also.

'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator

(CNN) -- A Florida scientist has developed a "brain" in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane and could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy.

The "living computer" was grown from 25,000 neurons extracted from a rat's brain and arranged over a grid of 60 electrodes in a Petri dish.

The brain cells then started to reconnect themselves, forming microscopic interconnections, said Thomas DeMarse, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Florida.

"It's essentially a dish with 60 electrodes arranged in a dish at the bottom," explained DeMarse, who designed the study.

"Over that we put the living cortical neurons from rats, which rapidly begin to reconnect themselves, forming a living neural network -- a brain."

I think this says it all Posted by Hello

Elizabeth Edwards Has Breast Cancer

Everone say a prayer for Elizabeth Edwards. I may not agree with all her comments during the campaign, but she is a human being and a fellow American. Hopefully she will pull through this just like Clinton did dutring his heart surgery.

Spokesman David Ginsberg said Mrs. Edwards, 55, discovered a lump in her right breast while on a campaign trip last week. Her family doctor told her Friday that it appeared to be cancerous and advised her to see a specialist when she could.

She put off the appointment until Wednesday so as not to miss campaign time.

The Edwards family went straight to Massachusetts General Hospital from Boston's Faneuil Hall after Kerry and Edwards conceded on Wednesday.

Mrs. Edwards had a needle biopsy performed at the hospital, where Dr. Barbara Smith confirmed the cancer, Ginsberg said.

Read the rest here.

I am back

Sorry for being out so long. But I was busy building a computer for my mom, watching the elections and got burned out on blogging. But I am back and will putmy thought up about the current events going on in the world. The War on Terror, politics, Barking Moonbats of the world and various outher stuff.