A “Wounded Officer” Update

You may remember that Tyquan Rivera [the “Lil’ Bastard”] was charged and subsequently convicted of shooting officer Anthony DiPonzio, 23, of Greece, on Saturday, Jan 31, 2009. DiPonzio was shot at the back of his head. The following update was published in Sunday’s Democrat and Chronicle:

When the bullet from the rifle struck Rochester police Officer Anthony DiPonzio in the back of the head, it traveled straight through his brain, striking his frontal skull and bouncing back into the brain’s right side.
DiPonzio immediately dropped into a snowbank. When officers on the scene noticed he wasn’t moving or responding, they moved him into the back of a police
vehicle and took him to Rochester General Hospital, where he underwent surgery. DiPonzio spent about two weeks at Rochester General Hospital before being transferred to Unity Health System’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, where he was an inpatient until April 1. DiPonzio has had two surgeries — the last one was in June — to replace
half of his skull. He is currently living with his
parents at his home in Greece and going to physical therapy daily for about three hours. DiPonzio can now stand and walk on his own but is continuing to work on getting more movement in his left arm. He said his long-term goal is to get back to work as a police officer. DiPonzio’s recovery is expected to take about another year or year and a half.

How Bad Is The Economy, REALLY?

  • The Economy’s So Bad [from: www.slick.com ] . . .
  • obamanomics is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
  • obamanomics is so bad, I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”
  • obamanomics is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature golf.
  • obamanomics is so bad if the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
  • obamanomics is so bad Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.
  • obamanomics is so bad McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
  • obamanomics is so bad parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.
  • obamanomics is so bad a truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico.
  • obamanomics is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.
  • obamanomics is so bad Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.
  • obamanomics is so bad the Mafia is laying off judges.
  • obamanomics is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

Five Things To Do……

  • Things You Can Do To Stop barackStar obama From Taking Your Freedoms.
    1. Stay Informed. The conservative sites on the Internet, Fox News and Talk Radio generally tell it like it is. Sadly, CBS, NBC and ABC and most metropolitan newspapers have sold out to the bad guys and can’t be trusted. A directory of conservative blogs and newsletters is here http://www.conservativesforum.com/conservatives-directory.htm. Glenn Beck is a particularly excellent source of information http://www.glennbeck.com/.
  • 2. Get Involved. There is strength in numbers. Connect with other like-minded people in your area. Organize. Attend local grassroots rallies and events. You can learn more about the Tea Party movement here http://teapartypatriots.org/.
  • 3. Tell People How You Feel. Don’t be shy! Put a bumper sticker on your car. You could also get some of our Obama satirical money [at http://www.slick.com/ ] and hand it out to friends, neighbors and people you meet. Jokes are powerful political weapons because a joke can’t be spun!
  • 4. Bug your Congressman. Once is not nearly enough – call, email, and write…continually! For their contact info, go to: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt. Remember, politicians, above all else, want to be reelected. Let them know they won’t be if they allow Obama to bankrupt the country and take away the freedoms for which countless Americans have fought and died.
  • 5. Spread The Word! Email these suggestions to everyone you know!Let’s take our country back!

International “Fallout” On Prize Award

The five Norwegian politicians who awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to barackStar obama faced criticism for selecting the U.S. president before he converts promises of nuclear disarmament, Middle East peace or better East-West relations into reality. While the Nobel committee has been faulted in the past for making political statements with its choice of laureates, the obama award marked the first time it honored a head of state for laying out a vision rather than for practical accomplishments. The honor is a “premature canonization,” said Fred Greenstein, a historian at Princeton University. “It seems to me that it is an embarrassment for the Nobel process.”
The deadline for nominations for the prize, which includes $1.4 million in cash, was Feb. 1, less than two weeks after obama took office and before he launched initiatives on nuclear non-proliferation and rebuilding U.S. ties to the Muslim world. “The prize is coming a little bit early,” Guenther Oettinger, leader of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, told reporters in Berlin. “He’s at the beginning of his work, not the end.”
Two previous sitting U.S. presidents won the accolade: Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for brokering peace between Japan and Russia, and Woodrow Wilson in 1919 for founding the League of Nations after World War I.
The five-member Norwegian committee, led by former Prime Minister Thorbjoern Jagland, hailed obama for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation.” It also cited a “new climate” in world politics and the restoration of “multilateral diplomacy.”
“If they needed to choose a symbol, a hope rather than someone who has already accomplished peace with results, it’s rather worrying,” said Nicole Bacharan, a researcher at France’s National Foundation of Political Sciences. “It means there has been little done for peace in the world.”
obama has barely made his first foreign policy moves. He sent 21,000 extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan and is weighing a further escalation, embarked on diplomacy to end the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, junked a Bush-era plan for missile- defense sites in eastern Europe, and failed to persuade Israel to halt settlement construction on the West Bank.

In rare accord, both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute questioned the award, saying the 48-year-old president has yet to fulfill his promise as a conciliator.

  • “Nothing has changed in the Obama administration’s policies from previous U.S. governments, except statements, promises and hopes,” said Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, the Palestinian faction that runs the Gaza Strip.

  • For Efraim Inbar, a politics professor at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv, the prize shows that “the Nobel judges are unable to distinguish between words and deeds.”

The award was announced as Washington is consumed by a debate over Afghanistan, with leading Republicans urging the dispatch of additional troops and opponents warning obama against plunging deeper into what they see as an unwinnable war.
obama’s foreign policy “so far has brought a mixed result in Afghanistan,” said Ahmed Nader Nadery, a member of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. “Afghans worry that his pragmatism may lead him to reduce the U.S. commitment as it becomes more politically difficult.”
Past honors to active politicians have come back to haunt the Nobel Committee. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho shared the 1973 prize for negotiating a peace treaty that collapsed two years later when North Vietnam’s forces overran South Vietnam.
The Nobel Committee keeps its deliberations secret, disclosing only that it received a record 205 nominations for the 2009 peace prize, of which 33 were for organizations. It may, however, “permit access to material which formed the basis” for the selection of obama — in the year 2059.

Previous U.S. Nobel Peace Laurates

[Check out this list!! There’s only two on it who have Fluffy obama’s low level of competence; jimmy “If I Had A Hammer” carter and al “The Sky’s Fallin’,” The Sky’s Fallin’ ” gore. carter got his award for trying to find solutions to conflicts-solutions that didn’t work!! gore got his for promoting the “global warming” hoax!! The level that the peace prize has fallen to, it’s becoming nothing more than “just another trinket.”]

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to 97 individuals, 21 of whom are Americans. A look at who won and why, according to the Nobel Foundation.

  • 2009: President barackStar obama, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” and his “vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”
  • 2007: Former Vice President Algore, shared the prize with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change.”
  • 2002: Former President Jimmy Carter, for his efforts “to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
  • 1997: Jody Williams, shared with her group International Campaign to Ban Landmines, “for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines.”
  • 1986: Elie Wiesel, an author and Holocaust survivor, for being a “spokesman for the view of mankind and for the unlimited humanitarianism which are at all times necessary for a lasting and just peace.”
  • 1973: Henry Kissinger, shared with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam, for negotiating the pullout of American troops in return for a cease-fire. Mr. Tho declined the prize.
  • 1970: Norman E. Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, for developing high-yield grains and helping to “provide bread for a hungry world.”
  • 1964: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “for being the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence.”
  • 1962: Linus C. Pauling, a chemist, for his campaign against nuclear testing and the spread of nuclear weapons, as well as his work “against all warfare as a means of solving international conflicts.” Dr Pauling was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954.
  • 1953: George C. Marshall, secretary of state and defense secretary under President Truman, for his role in rebuilding Europe after World War II.
    1950: Ralph J. Bunche, the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, for his work on the armistice that ended the Arab-Israeli War in 1949.
  • 1946: Emily Greene Balch, a professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College, for her work with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, founded in 1915.
  • 1946: Rev. John R. Mott, a pioneer in worldwide missionary efforts, for uniting “millions of young people in work for the Christian ideals of peace and tolerance between nations.”
  • 1945: Cordell Hull, secretary of state for more than a decade under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for “his fight against isolationism at home” and his role in establishing the United Nations.
  • 1931 [Co-Winner]: Jane Addams, Socialist, pioneer of the settlement house movement in America, for her work with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She was the group’s first president.
  • 1931 [Co-Winner]: Nicholas Murray Butler, longtime president of Columbia University and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was “influential” in persuading Andrew Carnegie to provide $10 million to establish the endowment in 1910.
  • 1929: Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State for President Coolidge, for the Kellogg-Briand Treaty, which renounced war as an instrument of national policy.
  • 1925: Vice President Charles G. Dawes, shared with the British statesman Sir Austen Chamberlain, for a 1924 plan to collect reparations from Germany after World War I.
  • 1919: President Woodrow Wilson, for his role in ending World War I. The Noble Foundation says his 1918 speech on the war to a joint session of Congress was “a decisive stroke in winning that war.”
  • 1912: Elihu Root, secretary of state under President Theodore Roosevelt and then a United States senator, for his work in international arbitration.
  • 1906: President Theodore Roosevelt, for his “happy role in bringing to an end the bloody war” between Japan and Russia in 1904-1905.

Til Nex’Time….

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