Another Bleg: This Time For The Victims Of Terrorism

Alice H wants to get the word out about this worthy cause: Blogress Gila, from My Shrapnel (out of Jerusalem) is participating in the Wheels of Love Charity Bike Ride to benefit Alyn Hospital:

Alyn Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Hospital – a private non-profit hospital – is one of the world’s leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents – regardless of religion or ethnic origin – affiliated with a broad range of physical disabilities.

About Gila, from My Shrapnel:

I am, of course, neither sad, nor heroic nor particularly victimized. What I am is an “ordinary Joe” who was seriously injured six years ago in a suicide bombing while waiting for a bus at the Machane Yehuda open air market in Jerusalem.

If you can, please help her raise some money for other victims of terror.

Telethon For The Troops: From The Frontlines

Make sure you join Michelle Malkin at some point today and support this worthy effort. Live streaming of todays events can be viewed at her website, where there is also information on how to help send care packages to the troops. A whole host of conservative pundits are involved. Michelle says:

We’ve got a star-studded line-up of troops, military charities, celebs, and talk radio stars — from Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin to Dr. Laura and Laura Ingraham to musician John Ondrasik and “Lone Survivor” author and Navy SEAL hero Marcus Luttrell — who’ll be joining us in our eight-hour marathon fund-raising drive to help send the largest number of care packages in history to our men and women in uniform serving overseas.

Sean Hannity announced yesterday that he’s personally donating $15,000 to the From the Frontlines effort. Awesome. Here’s my challenge to regular readers and commenters of this site and Hot Air. At the end of the web-a-thon, I’d like to see you collectively match that donation. Can you take up the challenge and make a pledge? Can you all help me walk the troop-supporting walk and raise $15,000 by the end of the night? Can we do it? Yes, you can.

No liberals who were approached to join the effort, were interested.

Thanks to Astute Bloggers for the picture.

Highly Coveted Macaca Endorsement Goes To Obama

Not that that’s a bad thing.

As far as I know he isn’t a terrorist, radical, or commie monkey. And I doubt he’s a tyrant because the Hindu people wouldn’t have made him a God, if he were. No, I suspect he’s a very good, and righteous monkey.

Meet Lord Hanuman, Obama’s latest fan:


Finally, an endorsement worthy of the Messiah:

The Hindu reports:

All-India Congress Committee member Brij Mohan Bhama has organised a 11-day religious ceremony at Karol Bagh here for his success in the U.S. elections.

The idea of sending an idol of Hanuman dawned on him after friends in the United States mentioned a “prominent American politician who carried a miniature Hanuman idol in his pocket for luck,” Mr. Bhama said speaking on the first day of the ceremony on Tuesday.

“After hearing that, I decided to gift Mr. Obama a larger, gold-plated version along with the wishes of thousands of his supporters in this country,” said the leader struggling to lift the 15 kg, 21-inch brass idol.

The first-day ceremony, pranapratishta, or infusion of divine life into an idol, was performed by a dozen priests reciting mantras in tandem. It was attended by Democrats Abroad India chairperson Carolyn Sauvage, who spent over an hour at the venue.

The idol was later kept in the sanctum sanctorum of the Sankat Mochan Dham, where it will be kept for 10 more days. Mr. Bhama said several temples in New Delhi had already expressed an interest in keeping the idol for worship on their premises before it begins its journey across the Atlantic.

Along with the idol, a copy of Hanuman Chalisa, a compilation of hymns in praise of the Lord, would be sent.

“We will ensure that Mr. Obama receives the idol by August 24, a day before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado,” said Mr. Bhama.

Big whoop. McCain’s got Wilford Brimley, who’s like a God in his own right.

After Brimley joined his campaign, McCain, came back from the dead, and won the Republican nomination.

Lord Hanuman has serious competition.

4th Of July Poke Cake Recipe

I posted this delicious 4th of July cake recipe, last year… on the 4th of July, a little too late for people to go out and buy the ingredients in time for their picnics.

This year, I’m getting it out there in plenty of time for people to actually try the recipe:

Incredibly Yummy 4th of July Poke Cake:

1 box (18.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding in the mix.

1 box of strawberry gelatin Mix

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

1 box (4-serving sz) white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix

1/3 cup milk

1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed.

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Heat oven to 350. Prepare cake mix as directed on box using water, oil, and egg whites; bake in 13×9 inch pan. Cool completely.

2. Pierce cooled cake with fork at 1/2 inch intervals. In medium bowl, stir geletan and boiling water until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Carefully pore mixture over entire surface of cake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.

3. In large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Arrange strawberries and blueberries on top of cake to resemble flag. Store in refrigerator.

Wednesday’s Hero: SSgt. Jude Voss

His courage illustrates a combat truth to these veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam: Soldiers aren’t thinking about glory or ideals in the midst of a battle. They fight for the men to the left and right of them.

And that’s just what SSgt. Jude Voss did in September of 2006 when, without consideration to his safety, SSgt. Voss ran through enemy fire and the burning, smoking debris of a truck to rescue Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube. Sgt. Stube was in a bad way. Uniform burning and legs busted, but because of the actions of SSgt. Voss he is alive today.

Because of his actions that day, SSgt. Voss was nominated for and received the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. “I did what everybody out there would do” Voss said. “I was just the closest guy.”

You can read SSgt. Voss’s story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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