It’s amazing what can be captured on film when you are at the right place at the right time, with the right camera:
Thanks to my hubby for all pictures but the last one.
Previous Pictorials at Nice Deb:
I’ve been making these for years. They’re great for those gift exchanges at school, where your child needs to bring 22 small items to pass out to his/her classmates. All of my kids have helped me make these ornaments for this purpose, at least once.
Cinnamon sticks (Get these in the craft aisle, not the grocery aisle…much cheaper).
Pipe cleaners (Christmas colors)
Mini pom poms (Christmas colors)
Any Christmas themed doodad, like stars (pictured) or mini wreaths, bowties….be creative. I just used stars, this year, because that’s what I had on hand.
First off, if you’ve got extra long cinnamon sticks, break them in half. Poke the pipe cleaners into the holes at the top of the stick. Some of them will have to be glued into place, if it’s not a tight fit. Paint the whites of their eyes with white paint, and add black eyeballs with sharpie after the paint dries. Hot glue a little pom pom nose. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough red. They don’t ALL have to be Rudolph, you know. Add mouth, and brows, if that floats your boat. Stick an additional doodad lower down on the stick. Hot glue your ribbon to the back, and voila, your masterpiece is finished.
That’s what CNN’s Political Ticker is reporting:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — who was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich — has been an informant for at least a decade with the U.S. Attorney’s office, and has informed on the embattled governor of Illinois, though not in the case currently under investigation, Jackson spokesman Kenneth Edmonds told CNN Tuesday.
In addition, two sources close to Jackson told CNN that, in 2002, Blagojevich — then running for governor of Illinois — solicited a $25,000 campaign donation from Jackson, which he did not get.
If this is true, what does that make Obama, who actually helped run Blagojevich’s campaign in 2002? Jesse Jackson Jr. had enough sense to stay away from Blago in his 2002, and 2006 runs…he didn’t even endorse him.
Those Germans sure work fast. For the movie version of Blago’s downfall, see Moonbattery.
Hat tip: Lucianne
“This is the main historic event of the year of 2008, the year of the shoe,” Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesman and a top leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terrorist group, told WND. He was speaking by cell phone from the Gaza Strip.
“There are people that go into history by their inventions, by their martyrdom, by their sacrifices, but this guy went into history by his shoes,” said Abdel-Al, praising Muntazer al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist who shot to pan-Arab stardom for his attack on Bush and his cry: “This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog.”
Code Pink heartily agrees and have set up a fund to support him:
In solidarity with an Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W. Bush at a Baghdad press conference Sunday, peace activists will gather outside the White House with bags of shoes representing Iraqis and U.S. soldiers who have died since the Bush Administration’s illegal invasion of Iraq.
They aim to show support for Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at President Bush while he spoke at the conference on his “surprise” visit to discuss the war. Al-Zaidi is currently being held by Iraqi police and questioned on his actions. The peace activists are calling on the Iraqi government to release al-Zaidi without charges and have set up a fund to support him and his family.”
And what do you know…Bridget Johnson of The Rocky Mountain News is reporting that al-Zaidi has something in common with the Code Pinkos, (and for that matter an Obama Campaign worker)…a love for Che-Che:
A visiting AP writer noted that al-Zaidi’s apartment was decked out with a poster of murderer Che Guevara…
He supposedly hates Iran’s influence, but then praises Iran ally al-Sadr. Make that the totally in bed with Iran, chilling with the ayatollahs al-Sadr. Al-Zaidi is clearly a camera-whore supertwit.
Which is pretty much the job description for an active Code Pinko. I think the man has found his true calling.
Okay…so I can understand the Arab street and the Code Pinkos swooning for al-Zaidi, but what’s with the LA Time’s comparing al-Zaidi to Joe the Plumber???
In the few seconds it took Iraqi journalist Muntather Zaidi to wing a pair of shoes at President Bush, the Middle East got its own version of Joe the Plumber.
Just as Joe Wurzelbacher’s gripes to Barack Obama during the U.S. presidential election catapulted him to fame, Zaidi’s burst of rage toward Bush during a Baghdad news conference Sunday has made him a household name across the Middle East.
Sooo the thinking is, that Joe the Plumber assaulted Obama with his “gripes”?
What a sick joke. This whole story is a sick joke. (Which is why I called it “Shoegate”).
Watch the Iraq Ambassador to the United States, Samir Sumaida’ie, calmly smack down some Code Pink protesters during a presentation in Washington, yesterday:
Of course that hasn’t stopped these brain dead morons from holding their rally in front of the White House, today, in support of the brave martyr, al-Zaidi.