And the Queen of the East was Zenobia

Zenobia was born and raised in Palmyra, Syria. Her Roman name is Iulia Aurelia Zenobia, while her name in Arabic is al-Zabbā’ bint ‘Amr ibn al-Ẓarib ibn Ḥassān ibn Adhīnat ibn al-Samīda‘

(Arabic: الزباء بنت عمرو بن الظرب بن حسان ابن أذينة بن السميدع‎, al-Zabbā’, daughter of ‘Amr son of al-Ẓarib son of Ḥassān son of Adhīnah son of al-Samīda‘),

most commonly referred to simply as al-Zabbā’.

In Greek, she is known as Zēnobía (Greek: ἡ Ζηνοβία) or Septimia Zenobia, having added Septimia after marrying Septimius Odaenathus.

Zenobia herself signed official documents Bat-Zabbai (daughter of al-Zabbā’).

Zenobia and her mother were called al-Zabbā’, meaning ‘the one with long lovely hair’.

Queen Zenobia’s Last Look Upon Palmyra,
by Herbert Schmalz

During the disasters of the middle of the third century CE the Asiatic provinces of the Empire were nearly torn away, first by the Persians, then by the rulers of Palmyra, a thriving and powerful city situated upon an oasis in the Syrian desert. From 266 to 273 CE. the sovereign of this city and the “Queen of the East” was Zenobia, a woman of courage and energy, who almost founded an Oriental empire to the detriment of Rome. From this dismemberment the Roman world was saved by the  Emperor Aurelian, who among his other conquests overcame Zenobia and destroyed Palmyra (273 A.D.), after no puny struggle.

 Beginning in 212, Palmyra’s trade diminished as the Sassanids occupied the mouth of the Tigris and the Euphrates.

Septimius Odaenathus, a Prince of Palmyra, was appointed by Valerian as the governor of the province of Syria.

After Valerian was captured by the Sassanids and died in captivity in Bishapur, Odaenathus campaigned as far as Ctesiphon (near modern-day Baghdad) for revenge, invading the city twice.

When Odaenathus was assassinated by his nephew Maconius, his wife Septimia Zenobia took power, ruling Palmyra on the behalf of her son, Vabalathus.

Zenobia rebelled against Roman authority with the help of Cassius Longinus and took over Bosra and lands as far to the west as Egypt, establishing the short-lived Palmyrene Empire.

Next, she attempted to take Antioch to the north.

In 272, the Roman Emperor Aurelian finally retaliated and captured her and brought her back to Rome.

He paraded her in golden chains but allowed her to retire to a villa in Tibur, where she took an active part in society for years.

(Do we know where her bones are buried?  I wonder.)

 The Temple of Bel (Arabic: معبد بل‎) is an ancient stone ruin located in Palmyra, Syria.

The temple, consecrated to the Semitic god Bel, worshipped at Palmyra as Malakbel, formed the center of religious life in Palmyra and was dedicated in 32 AD.

Aedeen Cremin considers its ruins the “best preserved” at Palmyra.

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 Palmyra provided everything that caravan merchants could want.

There were shops for the merchants selling food, clothes, travel items and even souvenirs.

These are the remains of a bathhouse furnace. A large bathtub was used. There was also a sauna.

This is the Roman-style Theatre. It is 48 metres wide and had seating around 2,000 people.

Temples were even built for merchants who came from different countries.

This one enshrines Greek gods, as well Arabian and Persian gods.

This international city reached the height of its prosperity in the 3rd century.

However, then Queen Zenobia revolted against the Roman Empire and lost.

The Romans destroyed the town

what was once a caravan traders paradise slowly disappeared into the sand.


123 Responses to “And the Queen of the East was Zenobia”

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    If it feels this good …

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    Joe Cocker covers Bill Withers

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    Please don’t make any assumptions.

    Those who know me best know that I prefer to remain silent.

    I know you have endured my silence, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a whole lot to say.

    It just became increasingly clear to me that you weren’t really interested in anything I had to say.

    I gave you a lot.

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    Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)

    Side 1

    1.”Sunrise” (Hensley) – 4:04
    2.”Spider Woman” (Box, Byron, Kerslake, Thain) – 2:25
    3.”Blind Eye” (Hensley) – 3:33
    4.”Echoes in the Dark” (Hensley) – 4:48
    5.”Rain” (Hensley) – 3:59

    Side 2

    1.”Sweet Lorraine” (Box, Byron, Thain) – 4:13
    2.”Tales” (Hensley) – 4:09
    3.”The Magician’s Birthday” (Box, Hensley, Kerslake) – 10:19

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    Blast From the Past II

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    Surrealistic Pillow

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    U.S. arrests Pakistani-American over failed car bomb

    The registered owner of the vehicle told police he sold it three weeks ago without any paperwork to a 29- or 30-year-old man described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern, the sources told Reuters.

    Several officials cautioned against drawing conclusions because the investigation was still in the early stages.

    “I can’t at this point rule in or out the possibility of international connections,” said one senior U.S. intelligence official.

    The Taliban in Pakistan said on Sunday it planted the bomb to avenge the killing in April of al Qaeda’s two top leaders in Iraq.

    New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Bloomberg have said there was “no evidence” to support that claim.

    But former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel, who oversaw an Obama administration strategy review on Afghanistan and Pakistan last year, cautioned against dismissing a possible role of the Pakistani Taliban in the failed car bomb.

    “They have said they want to attack inside the United States,” Riedel said before the Times report, adding there was “a very serious possibility” the incident involved “some Pakistani-American who has never built a car bomb before in his life but who is being coached either by phone or Internet.”

    “without any paperwork” ???

  11. blessedistruth Says:

    Shelton Man Arrested In Times Square Bomb Scare

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    Expert in the fields of communication and relationships John Gray will discuss how differences between the sexes, and how they relate to one another, are biochemically based and can be explained by our hormones.

    Last Hour: Dr. Roger Leir has an update on alien implants.

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    Arizona Mills aquarium set for May 14 debut

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    HCG Diet Direct homeopathic weight loss program ?

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    The Aliens and the Scalpel (Paperback)
    ~ Roger K. Leir (Author)

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    Roger Leir on Alien Implants with Whitley Streiber

  17. blessedistruth Says:

    I think you can listen to recent show here:

    “First, there was another implant surgery on April 24, and Whitley Strieber has an exclusive interview with Dr. Roger Leir.”

  18. blessedistruth Says:

    John Gray, Ph.D. – author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

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    Press Release – Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice,%20Mars%20on%20Ice%20-%20Press%20Release.pdf

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    The Venus shake

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    The Venus shake is great for women at all ages and stages of life, including children.

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  21. blessedistruth Says:

    Dr Gray spoke of a group of women somewhere that don’t become menopausal until 70s and the men are still fathering children in their 90s.

    Something in their diet.

    I gotta find out more about that!

  22. blessedistruth Says:

    Technical Analysis of Alien Implant

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    I was able to find this, but I don’t know if this is what Dr Gray was talking about.


    Kefir (kee-fer) is a fermented, probiotic milk drink from the Caucasus Mountains in the former Soviet Union, dating back centuries.

    The name kefir loosely translated means “pleasure” or “good feeling”.

    Kefir is made by combining milk with a pinch of “kefir grains” and has a consistency similar to thin yogurt.

    You can buy it at Whole Foods Markets, and Trader Joe’s either plain or strawberry flavored.

    An excellent breakfast drink or anytime during the day.


    Weight Loss (belly fat – no muscle loss), stimulates the immune system, enhances lactose digestion, and inhibits tumors, fungi, and pathogens – including the bacteria that cause most ulcers.

    It has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer.

    Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system and has benefited people who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD.

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  24. blessedistruth Says:

    Some claim Ets have answered us.

    Check out the comments beginning here:

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    Good night, good people!

  26. blessedistruth Says:

    Meet Joel Rogers

  27. blessedistruth Says:

    And this is bigger than Van Jones. This is if people understand the connections here, it will take all of it down. I met with somebody this weekend who is how would you describe the political connections of, Stu, of this person that I met with? Not political connections but political… he’s just seen it.

    He’s been there from the beginning. I mean, he’s I mean, I talked to him about things that happened, you know, with FDR and he was like, “I know. I was young and I remember it and I remember my family.” I mean, he’s been there. He’s been there. And he’s been there from forever.

    And not that I’m trying to be cryptic. I just don’t have his permission to say that I met with him. But he asked to meet with me, and one of the reasons why he asked to meet with me was, A, he wanted to see if I really believed these things, “I want to look you in the eye.”

    And so we spent what was supposed to be an hour, we spent three hours together and we discussed a little bit of everything. And what he said to me that was my big take away in a three hour period, if he said it once, he said it a thousand times.

    How’s your security, seriously, how’s your security?

    The reason why he said that is, you know who you’re dealing with, right? And I said, yes, I do. He said, why are you doing it? And I told him. He said, I can’t believe that you not only will put all this together and you’ll not only say it but you’ll name names. And I said, Mr. So and so I is there any other way?

    He said, no. He said, but you know how much money is at stake. And I said, yes, I do. Yes, I do. Then I asked him, do you not think our very country is at stake? Yes. Yes, I do. Well, then what choice does anybody have? You know, our founders didn’t want to do the things they did.

    You know, nobody walks up to the Declaration of Independence and signs it and says, “This is going to be great. This is going to make me so much money. This is going to make me so famous.” None of them. None of them.

    In the end it may have turned out that way but when you actually have to put your name down on the piece of paper, when you actually have to sign your name to it, you pause because you know what it means. We are entering a time period where each one of us will have to do that.

    Each one of us will play our own role. Each one of us.

    When I saw how many people are online investigating and sharing with friends Crime, Incorporated, once we’ve exposed the underbelly of it, nobody 60 Minutes should be doing this, but they won’t. New York Times should be doing this, but they won’t. Washington Post won’t, but they won’t.

    Because they are all in bed. You need to. Because it is critical. It is essential that you indicate your friends and neighbors because we have a choice to make and they will try to make an example out of anybody who stands up against them.

    Do not learn from the examples that they are going to try to make.

    Glenn Beck

  28. blessedistruth Says:

    Joel Rogers and the obama movement

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    Glenn Beck

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    Cap and Trade, Joel Rogers, & Barack Obama

  32. blessedistruth Says:

    Star Parker

    I was lucky enough to see this live yesterday evening.

  33. blessedistruth Says:

    “down in Georgia, for instance, the NAACP said there is something wrong with targeting their community with abortion”,2933,592128,00.html

    PARKER: Well, let’s look at what your definition is. Sytematic. Then why — then why is it that systematically, it’s the Democrats who force abortion in poor communities? Why is it systematically that the Democrats will force poor children to stay in broken schools?

    PETERSON: Force abortions, Star? What are you talking about? What are you talking about?

    PARKER: Absolutely. They set up an absolutely — don’t you remember the health care bill? My goodness. The debate was about abortion. When you look at what’s happening.

    PETERSON: Really? The health care bill is a bill about abortions?

    PARKER: Down in Georgia, for instance — down in Georgia, for instance, the NAACP said there is something wrong with targeting their community with abortion.

    PETERSON: Star. Listen. Listen, you can yell as much as you want to yell, Star. It doesn’t make your point any stronger.

    HANNITY: We’ve got to go — we’ve got to go…

    PETERSON: You can yell as much as you want to yell. It doesn’t make your point any stronger.

    HANNITY: James, we’ve got to go one at a time. Let me ask Star. As — as a conservative African-American woman, have you experienced racism?

    PARKER: In which definition? The definition that somebody may call me out of my name or the definition that the opponent is saying that it’s systematically against me?

    No, I do not find that the American system is against me. What I found, especially in my joining legal welfare, was that, if I would put my talent on the table, if I would control my impulses, if I would make decisions and plans for my own life, then I could be successful. I don’t allow individuals to stand in my way.

    HANNITY: Have you been attacked as an African-American woman for being conservative?

    PARKER: Absolutely. Death threats against my children.

    See, this is where they lie. They lie about who racists are. And what they do is try to paint them the Republican Party as racist so it will stop discussion. But I think that that’s over.

    That’s what happened during the health care debate, and the people still didn’t stop. Because American people want freedom. And they’re not going to allow — they’re not going to allow people to keep intimidating them.

  34. blessedistruth Says:

    Dr. Alveda King notes, “Abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.”

  35. blessedistruth Says:

    This is show from last night.

    Coast to Coast AM – 1 of 17 Stress, Hormones, & Supplements

  36. blessedistruth Says:

    You can view the rest here:

    (ignislucis not through uploading)

    See also:

  37. blessedistruth Says:

    Alien Implant Update

    Last hour guest, Dr. Roger Leir reported on his latest alien implant removal surgery, his 16th such operation.

    Dr Leir comes in around 4:00

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    In a strange mood for Les Claypool

  43. blessedistruth Says:

    with politics and taxes and people grinding axes there’s no happiness

    Slap That Bass

  44. blessedistruth Says:

    My song for Saddam Hussein

    I wanted him dead. I wasn’t ashamed then. I’m still not ashamed.

    I’m really not a warmonger. Really.

    I’ve seen the future. And it’s not as bad as you might think.

    By 2018, we’ll be okay. That is my prediction.

    Why 2018? You may ask.

    And I don’t mind telling you.

    I have had so many really special students over the years, but there was one who really stood out.

    A little Jewish girl, very young, even for 1st grade.

    So this is my dream.

    In this dream she was 19 and seeking my help.

    I looked around and saw what I saw.

    And I said to her, “I guess we made it.”

    Why 2018?

    Because in this dream the main message was that she was nineteen.

    In 2005, she was six.

    2005 + 13 = 2018.

    That is why.

    So please don’t lend your energies to the Come, Armageddon, Come crowd.

    We’re going to be okay.

  45. blessedistruth Says:

    Hey, Nineteen!

  46. blessedistruth Says:

    Performed by Carl Anderson from movie Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

  47. blessedistruth Says:

    Everything’s Alright

  48. blessedistruth Says:

    song Says:

    May 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    ola Rosa, per your request carina, here is my post today.,,

    just a poem by the way!

    blessedistruth Says:

    May 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you, song.

    I’m going to post this on most recent thread.

    And a poem from you is a godsend.


  49. blessedistruth Says:


    It seems to me a strange thing, mystifying

    That a man like you can waste his time on women of her kind.

    Yes, I can understand that she amuses,

    But to let her stroke you, kiss your hair, is hardly in your line.It’s not that I object to her profession,

    But she doesn’t fit in well with what you teach and say.

    It doesn’t help us if you’re inconsistent.

    They only need a small excuse to put us all away.


    Who are you to criticise her?

    Who are you to despise her?

    Leave her, leave her, let her be now.

    Leave her, leave her, she’s with me now.

    If your slate is clean, then you can throw stones.

    If your slate is not, then leave her alone.I’m amazed that men like you can be so shallow, thick and slow

    There is not a man among you who know or cares if I come or go.

    ALL (save Judas and Jesus)

    No, you’re wrong! You’re very wrong!

    No, you’re wrong! You’re very wrong!

    No, you’re wrong! You’re very wrong!

    No, you’re wrong! You’re very wrong!

    How can you say that?

    How can you say that?

    How can you say that?

    How can you say that?


    Not one, not one of you!

  50. blessedistruth Says:

    Wow! I’m sure I’m not smart enough to get all of these references.

  51. blessedistruth Says:


    someday a member of the family

    will empty the rooms

    finding pieces of facts

    about this life of mine

    I hope they find the card from

    Senora Sandoval

    “Carina” she began.

    Or the little tag I wore

    At Gina’s funeral

    Wearing it on my pink sweater

    (Her request to put it there)

    when I open my Chinese chest

    I always pause to read it

    And no one will ever know

    Why it means what it means

    How her little tag abated my grief

    And she knew it would

    Just like the dove that landed in my hand

    The day she left her family and this earth.

  52. blessedistruth Says:

    I chanced upon the Buch der Lieder by Heinrich Heine in the Stacks at Memphis State. This edition was published in 1902.

    Now I’m sorry I didn’t keep it. I should have paid for the privilege.

    Das ist der alte Mährchenwald!
    Es duftet die Lindenblüte!
    Der wunderbare Mondenglanz
    Bezaubert mein Gemüte.

    Ich ging fürbaß, und wie ich ging,
    Erklang es in der Höhe.
    Das ist die Nachtigall, sie singt
    Von Lieb’ und Liebeswehe.

    Sie singt von Lieb’ und Liebesweh,
    Von Tränen und von Lachen,
    Sie jubelt so traurig, sie schluchzet so froh,
    vergessene Träume erwachen. —

    Ich ging fürbaß, und wie ich ging,
    Da sah ich vor mir liegen,
    Auf freiem Platz, ein großes Schloß,
    Die Giebel hoch aufstiegen.

    Verschlossene Fenster, überall
    Ein Schweigen und ein Trauern;
    Es schien als wohne der stille Tod
    In diesen öden Mauern.

    Dort vor dem Tor lag eine Sphinx,
    Ein Zwitter von Schrecken und Lüsten,
    Der Leib und die Tatzen wie ein Löw,
    Ein Weib an Haupt und Brüsten.

    Ein schönes Weib! Der weiße Blick,
    Er sprach von wildem Begehren.
    Die stummen Lippen wölbten sich
    Und lächelten stilles Gewähren.

    Die Nachtigall, sie sang so süß —
    Ich konnt nicht widerstehen —
    Und als ich küßte das holde Gesicht,
    Da war’s um mich geschehen.

    Lebendig ward das Marmorbild,
    Der Stein begann zu ächzen —
    Sie trank meiner Küsse lodernde Glut,
    Mit Dürsten und mit Lechzen.

    Sie trank mir fast den Odem aus —
    Und endlich, wollustheischend,
    Umschlang sie mich, meinen armen Leib
    Mit den Löwentatzen zerfleischend.

    Entzückende Marter und wonniges Weh!
    Der Schmerz wie die Lust unermeßlich!
    Derweilen des Mundes Kuß mich beglückt,
    Verwunden die Tatzen mich gräßlich.

    Die Nachtigall sang: “O schöne Sphinx!
    O Liebe! was soll es bedeuten,
    Daß du vermischest mit Todesqual
    All deine Seligkeiten?

    “O schöne Sphinx! O löse mir
    Das Rätsel, das wunderbare!
    Ich hab’ darüber nachgedacht
    Schon manche tausend Jahre.”


    This is the old Mährchenwald!
    The scent of lime blossom!
    The beautiful moonlight
    Charmed my soul.

    Onward I walk, and as I went,
    Rang in height.
    This is the nightingale, it sings
    From love and s pain.

    She sings of love and pain of love,
    Of tears and laughter,
    They cheer so sad, she sobbed so glad
    forgotten dreams awake. –

    Onward I walk, and as I went,
    Then I saw before me lie
    In free space, a great castle,
    The gable rising high.

    Closed windows, everywhere
    A silence and a grief;
    It seemed as I live the quiet death
    In these barren walls.

    Before the doorway was a Sphinx,
    A hybrid of horror and lust,
    The body and paws like a lion,
    A woman in the head and breasts.

    A beautiful woman! The white gaze,
    He spoke of a wild desire.
    The silent lips arched
    And glad smile.

    The nightingale sang so sweet –
    I could not resist –
    And when I kissed the sweet face,
    As it had happened to me.

    To bustle about the statue,
    The stone began to move –
    She drank my kisses blazing fire,
    With thirst and craving.

    Me drank almost the breath –
    And finally, wollustheischend,
    Embraced me, my poor body
    By rending the lion’s paws.

    Delightful torture and blissful woe!
    The pain as the immense pleasure!
    Meanwhile the mouth kiss me happy,
    Rend the paws me horribly.

    The nightingale sang: “O beautiful Sphinx!
    O Love! what does it mean,
    That you minglest with agony
    All your bliss?

    “O beautiful Sphinx! O me solve
    The riddle of joy!
    I’ve thought about it
    Already some thousand years. “

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  54. blessedistruth Says:

    Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)

    11 tracks originally released in 1971:

    Drums: Ralph Molina
    Bass: Billy Talbot
    Piano: Jack Nitzsche
    Guitar: Danny Whitten
    Guitar: Nils Lofgren
    Slide Guitar: Ry Cooder

    Side 1:

    Gone Dead Train (4’08)
    Dance, Dance, Dance (2’10)
    Look At All The Things (3’30)
    Beggars Day (4’20)
    I Don’t Want To Talk About It (5’17)

    Side 2:

    Downtown (3’14)
    Carolay (2’50)
    Dirty, Dirty (3’30)
    Nobody (2’35)
    I’ll Get By (3’08)
    Crow Jane Lady (4’23)

  55. blessedistruth Says:

    I went back and listened to last night’s show.

    The part where Dr Gray was talking about the place(s) where women don’t go into menopause until their 70s.

    And men are fathering children in their 90s.

    He mentioned a root. I think he said “maca” root but I’m not sure.

    Dr Gray on Balanced Planets

    Dr. John Gray describes how clinical studies have shown the unique benefits of PGX. He also explains how PGX is included as a “superfood” among others like Goji berries, Acai berries, Maca root and raw Cacau the the new Balanced Planet product line.

  56. blessedistruth Says:

    Apple boycotts fox news

  57. blessedistruth Says:

    Gb gives bho silent treatment

  58. blessedistruth Says:

    Just Released Statement:

    “Our policy is to avoid profiling anyone who fits every single characteristic of 99% of terrorists worldwide so we can concentrate our efforts on boycotting Glenn Beck.”

    mankai on May 5, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Found at Hot Air


  59. blessedistruth Says:

    Uncovered Video: Key Obama Ally Joel Rogers Explains Why American Capitalism Is ‘Monstrous’

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  61. blessedistruth Says:

    48% — 52%

  62. blessedistruth Says:

    On the flip side of the debate, there are some arguing against a boycott, including former Supreme Court Justice and native Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, who told a San Francisco audience, “Don’t boycott us.”

    Also, the US Travel Association called for an end to the boycott Arizona campaign.

    From a less distinguished source, the L.A.-based KFI 640 AM “John and Ken Show” traveled to Phoenix to do its drive-time broadcast from the state Capitol, interviewing Arizona’s number one bigot, state Senator Russell Pearce, the primary sponsor of SB 1070.

    The two wingnuts are calling their effort “John and Ken’s We (Heart) Arizona.”

    If you’ve never heard of them before, there’s a reason. An Arbitron spokesman told me that for the broadest demographic of listeners aged six and above, the show ranks seventh for its time slot. Among listeners 45-54, they rank third for their time slot, their best showing according to Arbitron.

    Which means the middle-aged white males who listen to hate radio in Los Angeles are supportive of SB 1070.

    But you already knew that.


    Well, President Obama told me to read lefty news, so I’m reading the Phoenix New Times.

    That’s the ticket!

  63. blessedistruth Says:

    Mark Your Calendar | Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010

    Pentecost Sunday Ohio 2010

  64. blessedistruth Says:

    The Long War Journal: Times Square bombing suspect trained in Pakistan’s North Waziristan

    Written by Bill Roggio on May 4, 2010 6:21 PM to The Long War Journal

  65. blessedistruth Says:

    From Thomas

    Re: Why Pakistan Produces Jihadists


    Why has no one mentioned the Madrasas that make it their mission in life to fill the heads of the young with extremist poison.

    and serve as recruiting grounds for the Taliban?

    Until the Government reigns them in The extremists will have a never ending supply of recruits.

  66. blessedistruth Says:

    Us funds for cash strapped Pakistan

  67. blessedistruth Says:

    From what I’ve been reading, there doesn’t appear to be one magic bullet.

    And different “Healthy at 100” populations around the globe can point to different plants in their local environs.

    But the following are very recent posts about the maca root.

    Maca 500 – 90 Capsules – Peruvian Maca for Hormonal Balance, Sexual Enhancement, Energy Boost

    Menopause Treatment Without Hormone Replacement Therapy – Don’t Use HRT! Read This First

    The cultivation of maca dates back to Incan sites in 1600 B.C. During early European colonization, maca was used by the local natives as a form of currency.

  68. blessedistruth Says:

    And I also found these:

  69. blessedistruth Says:

    Horny goat weed?! LOL!

    L-Arginine 3750 mg *
    Horny goat weed 200 mg *
    Maca root powder 175 mg *
    American ginseng root powder 125 mg *
    Korena ginseng powder 125 mg *
    Yohimbe bark powder 100 mg *
    Ginkgo biloba leaf extract 75 mg

  70. blessedistruth Says:

    Happy Together

    Trình bày: T.g. Sheppard

    Album: Time Life Classic Country (1975 – 1979)CD 3

  71. blessedistruth Says:

    inseparable playlist

  72. blessedistruth Says:

    sorry playlist not working

  73. blessedistruth Says:

    Here’s an older one

  74. blessedistruth Says:

    I have this album. Apparently, they appreciate in Vietnam, as well.

    Life Classic Country (1975 – 1979)CD 3

    Don’t have time to look at this right now, but I will later.

  75. blessedistruth Says:

  76. blessedistruth Says:

  77. blessedistruth Says:

    If you need a Daft Punk fix, and I think I do.

    Daft Punk – Interstella 5555 – Full / Completo

    Music list

    1 “One More Time”
    2 “Aerodynamic”
    3 “Digital Love”
    4 “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”
    5 “Crescendolls”
    6 “Nightvision”
    7 “Superheroes”
    8 “High Life”
    9 “Something About Us”
    10 “Voyager”
    11 “Veridis Quo”
    12 “Short Circuit”
    13 “Face To Face”
    14 “Too Long”

  78. blessedistruth Says:

    Would you be surprised to learn that my husband would rather hire Mexicans, or that I would rather teach them?

    But let’s not pretend that everything is okay.

    Everything is not okay.

  79. blessedistruth Says:,2933,592282,00.html

    Newt Gingrich on immigration

    I don’t see how what Gingrich is putting forth differs from Kennedy McCain and George w bush

    Which I supported at the time 2007

    Maybe I just don’t know enough about it

    Anyway what Gingrich said sounds pretty good

  80. blessedistruth Says:

    VAN SUSTEREN: Mr. Speaker, so many issues on our plate tonight, but let me start first right down in Arizona with immigration. What would you do? GINGRICH: I would pass a comprehensive national immigration bill. I would control the border. I’d make English the official language of government. I would make very clear that we are pro-legal immigration. I would have a legal guest worker program that was outsourced to American Express, Visa or Mastercard so you didn’t have the kind of fraud you’d have with the federal bureaucracy. I’d be very tough on American employers because you wouldn’t have anybody being working illegally if you didn’t have employers who are hiring them illegally. So I think there is a program — what I wouldn’t do is blame the people of Arizona, who are frightened, who see their federal government failing totally, and who have had casualties, literally, a local rancher killed, policeman killed, serious problems. So the answer is not Arizona, the answer is Washington. And the federal government should do its job. VAN SUSTEREN: All right, why won’t the federal government do its job? Because it’s not like this problem just arose about a week or two weeks ago. People have been talking about immigration at least going — I mean, as far back as President Reagan. Everyone’s been talking about securing the borders, doing all this stuff. But we’ve got zero done or almost zero. GINGRICH: No, you’re exactly right. When President Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill, which ended up giving amnesty to three million, he wrote in his diary that he signed the bill because we had to get control of the border. We had to have a guest worker program. And we had to make sure employers did not hire illegally. All three of those promises failed. And I think you have to put blame on both parties for refusing to take seriously the challenges we’re faced with.

    Contd below

  81. blessedistruth Says:

    You didn’t have, under Republicans, any real effort to control the border, and you don’t have under Democrats any real effort to control the border. What Arizona is telling us is that this problem is now serious enough that we need to confront it, deal with it. I would hope, as a rare break from his normal practice, that the president would be willing to be genuinely bipartisan and insist on listening to everybody, but hammer out a bill, which means, by the way, the labor unions have to accept a large guest worker program and a large 401B visa program, both of which the labor unions have opposed. And it means that the right has to accept some path not to citizenship but to legality for people who are in the United States. I think this will be a very contentious issue, but I think it’s got to be done in a way which brings people together and not ignored any longer. The answer is not to attack Arizona. The answer is to solve the problem in Washington. VAN SUSTEREN: All right, now, there’s no secret who’s running the government now. The Democratic Party has the White House, the House and the Senate. So do you — they’ve got all the authority to sort of drive this engine. Do you see anything coming out of any of those three entities to show a serious commitment to resolving the illegal immigration problem? GINGRICH: No. What we’ve seen so far has been a cynical and deliberately political effort to turn the immigration debate into an effort to isolate Republicans from Latinos. It has been totally calculated. It’s been signaled for the last two months. And it is, frankly, fairly, I think, disgusting and inappropriate to see the Democrats try use this issue. This is a serious national problem, and it’s a problem we ought to address and solve. It has to start with controlling the border, but it has to include a lot more than that, and I think we need a comprehensive program. VAN SUSTEREN: All right, just to be fair, when the Republican Party had the White House under President Bush 43, did you see serious commitment to immigration reform, illegal immigration reform? GINGRICH: Well, look, I mean, in all — in all fairness, while I disagreed with the bill, John McCain and Edward Kennedy did produce a bill. The president did hold a press conference in the Rose Garden. But bill collapsed because it was essentially out of touch with the reality of the American people. And the same thing will happen again. There’s a rumor that the Democrats may try to pass a bill that gives amnesty to 10 million people and allows them to register as citizens and vote simultaneously. That kind of a bill will shatter the Democratic Party even more than it’s already been hurt by big government and big health care and big deficits. If that’s the direction they go in, they’ll get nothing done.

    Gingrich on comprehensive immigration reform

  82. blessedistruth Says:

    John McCain on immigration

  83. blessedistruth Says:

    Proponents recommend voting YES because:If we do not legislate now, we will not legislate later this year when our calendar is crowded with Iraq and appropriations bills. We are then an election year, and it will be pushed over to 2009. Circumstances will not be better then, they will be worse. A vote against cloture is a vote to kill the bill. A Senator may vote for cloture and then express himself in opposition to the bill by voting against the bill.Opponents recommend voting NO because:If this bill becomes law, we will see only a 13% reduction in illegal immigration into America, and in the next 20 years we will have another 8.7 million illegals in our country. How can that be reformed? I submit this would be a disaster. The Congressional telephone systems have shut down because of the mass phone calls Congress is receiving. A decent respect for the views of the American people says let’s stop here now. Let’s go back to the drawing board and come up with a bill that will work. The American people get it, and they do have common sense and wisdom on this issue. They know repeating the fundamental mistakes of the 1986 bill, joining a big amnesty with inadequate enforcement, will cause the problem to grow and not diminish. They know promising enforcement after 30 years of broken promises isn’t good enough. They know the so-called trigger is a joke because if the trigger is never pulled, the Z visas, the amnesty happens forever. Reference: McCain-Kennedy Immigration Reform Bill; Bill S.1639 ; vote number 2007-235 on Jun 28, 2007

  84. blessedistruth Says:

    11 dems voted no

    Dems did not want to hand bush a victory

    I heard an idiot on fox news this morning say this came

    From the wrong party

    What kind of shit is that?!

    These people have blood on their hands

    Playing politics when lives and livelihoods are at stake

  85. blessedistruth Says:

    Muslim speaks out against violent Muslims

  86. blessedistruth Says:

    To: Siena Dreaming; tx_eggman something on the birther cert. that he doesn’t want the public to seeI personally suspect it lists his race as “White”, since that was the race of his mother. 122 posted on 05/06/2010 5:35:09 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this… “Constitution”) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies] To: Siena Dreaming “But I do think there’s something on the birther cert. that he doesn’t want the public to see…like that his parents weren’t married or something embarrassing.” ….or like he was born a female! 123 posted on 05/06/2010 5:44:10 AM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: “Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!”) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies] To: Siena Dreaming like that his parents weren’t married or something ?? What does that have to do with his college records being under lock and key? 124 posted on 05/06/2010 5:46:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies] To: fred2008 If it was okay to open Jack Ryan’s divorce records “for the good of the people” then this is a no brainer. Was that the basis for releasing Ryan’s supposedly sealed records? It is very telling that the SOB who used his opponent’s sealed records to ruin him refuses to release his own records which are customarily available to public scrutiny. Of course we had the one candidate with an eligibility issue too. What a coincidence… 125 posted on 05/06/2010 5:50:22 AM PDT by Menehune56 (“Let them hate so long as they fear” (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC – 86 BC)) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96

    More freeper theories on just what is on that elusive long form BC

    I say obama was born a twin

    Hey it is as good an explanation as any!

  87. blessedistruth Says:

    I took a little heat yesterday for referring to the Hispanic Latino voting bloc as dumb asses and ingrates

    For not voting for McCain

    And that I was tired of their threats

    If you go to above link you will see 7 states which decided the 2008 election

    And if that particular voting bloc in those 7 states made the difference

    Then yes I think them dumb asses and ingrates

    For drinking obamas juice

    His words not mine

  88. blessedistruth Says:

    A tax bill

    If pethokoukis likes it

    Then definitely worth a look see

  89. blessedistruth Says:

    Rasmussen Obama Approval

    47% — 52%

    Still a center right country

  90. blessedistruth Says:

    New Thread:

    Clandestino (Don’t Tread on Arizona!)

  91. blessedistruth Says:

    Memo to Tenacity

    Children of Israel are never alone.

    joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat


    Have you ever seen the lady on Fox and Friends?

    She makes no secret of the fact that she likes men, a lot!

    If they haven’t done a SNL skit on her, they should.

    She’s a riot!

  92. blessedistruth Says:

    Our son is in Hawaii since yesterday until Tuesday.

    His principal couldn’t go, so he took her place.

    He’s such a lucky boy!

    Takes after his mom that way.

  93. blessedistruth Says:

  94. blessedistruth Says:

    Once in a blue moon we got our mother to go to the movies with us.

    This was one of those times.

  95. blessedistruth Says:

  96. blessedistruth Says:

    George Harrison – The Concert For Bangladesh – 17 – Just Like A Woman

  97. blessedistruth Says:

    Greening of America

    More on Joel Rogers and those fishy patents and all that good stuff

  98. blessedistruth Says:

    To date the missing piece of the puzzle has been a government mandate, something cap-and-trade legislation will remedy. Those already in the game stand to reap a fortune on the backs of average Americans who will see their energy bills “necessarily skyrocket,” as President Obama explained, as businesses pass along the new cost of doing what they do in a “green America.” It’s interesting to note that without the specter of a government mandate, the Chicago Climate Exchange would hold no value. Likewise Fannie Mae’s patented trading system and Emerald Cities’ prospects for “a new vital economic sector” would be nothing more than fool’s gold. Equally troubling is the blatant acknowledgement by those involved in this high stakes green rush that power and profit are the only real benefits to be had. The words of Joel Rogers: “I hope you all realized that you could eliminate every power plant in America today and you can stop every car in America. Take out the entire power generation sector and you still would not be anywhere near 80 percent below 1990 levels. You would be closer to around 60 percent… it would be around 68 percent and this is with bringing the economy to a complete halt… basically.” Crime Inc. – what do they know and when did they know it… and how much will it cost the American people?

    Power and profit and prestige

  99. blessedistruth Says:

    Then there’s Ron Bloom, organized labor and Marxist, a guy who says that he kind of agrees with Chairman Mao, that power comes from the barrel of a gun and that the free market is dead.

    Who is Ron bloom?

  100. blessedistruth Says:

    Obama bloom and Mao

  101. blessedistruth Says:

    Internet public utility


  102. blessedistruth Says:

    Boehner to FCC: Keep the Government’s Hands Off the Internet about 7 hours ago

  103. blessedistruth Says:

    05/06/2010 6:47:06 PM PDT · 14 of 23moose2004 to mrsixpack36 “If the Labor and Lib Dems unite they would shut conservatives out.” I don’t think they can, not enough seats, 255 + 61, 10 seats short of the magic number 326.

  104. blessedistruth Says:

    Things Shaping Up in UK   [Iain Murray] It looks like the Labour vote is holding up in many important areas, while the Conservatives are making good gains in England and Wales.  Scotland is voting for change by voting Labour (against the Scottish National Party, which is in government in Scotland).  It still looks like the Tories will be just shy of a majority, but the Labour strategy of claiming a victory via a “Progressive majority” coalition is failing because the Liberal Democrats aren’t holding up their part of the bargain.  Indeed, one of their most colorful MPs, Lembit Opik, lost badly in a seat he was expected to retain comfortably.  Things are actually still very interesting. 05/06 09:35 PM

  105. blessedistruth Says:

    294 +93 36.1 Labour 251 -88 29.2 Liberal Democrat 52 -5 22.9 Prediction 624 of 650 seats declared

    Magic number 326

    26 seats still not declared

    There will be coalition?

    But who with whom?

  106. blessedistruth Says:

    294 +93 36.1 Labour 251 -88 29.2 Liberal Democrat 52

    294 to 251 to 52

    Conservatives projected to get 300

    Labour may try to form coalition

    Can conservatives stop them?

  107. blessedistruth Says:

    Top Searches

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  108. blessedistruth Says:

    Not Playing, but you can click on green arrow at end of each line to acquire link.

    (Made a lot of deletions.)

  109. blessedistruth Says:

    Like This One:

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  111. blessedistruth Says:

    Cameron to try for alliance with LibDems

    (My husband loves the parliametary form of govt. I don’t get it. I think our two-party system works pretty well most of the time. Except when we have one-party rule and “leaders” like Obama, Reid, Pelosi. God help us!)

  112. blessedistruth Says:

    Alan Keyes

    Why Terry Lakin’s stand benefits America

  113. blessedistruth Says:

    Is Michelle Obama a Birther?

    (What’s amazing to me is that more and more birther “news” articles are popping up in places that wouldn’t touch this before.)

  114. blessedistruth Says:

    Posting over here for a little while

  115. blessedistruth Says:


    My Sweet Lord





    Beware of Darkness





  116. blessedistruth Says:

    That is not what you are here for


    Beware of Darkness

    Watch out now, take care
    Beware of falling swingers
    Dropping all around you
    The pain that often mingles
    In your fingertips
    Beware of darkness

    Watch out now, take care
    Beware of the thoughts that linger
    Winding up inside your head
    The hopelessness around you
    In the dead of night

    Beware of sadness
    It can hit you
    It can hurt you
    Make you sore and what is more

    That is not what you are here for

    Watch out now, take care
    Beware of soft shoe shufflers
    Dancing down the sidewalks
    As each unconscious sufferer
    Wanders aimlessly
    Beware of Maya

    Watch out now, take care
    Beware of greedy leaders
    They take you where you should not go
    While Weeping Atlas Cedars
    They just want to grow, grow and grow
    Beware of darkness (beware of darkness)

  117. blessedistruth Says:

    If you only knew who was after me, you’d cut me a little slack.

    Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)

    11 tracks originally released in 1971:

    Drums: Ralph Molina
    Bass: Billy Talbot
    Piano: Jack Nitzsche
    Guitar: Danny Whitten
    Guitar: Nils Lofgren
    Slide Guitar: Ry Cooder

    Side 1:

    Gone Dead Train (4’08)
    Dance, Dance, Dance (2’10)
    Look At All The Things (3’30)
    Beggars Day (4’20)
    I Don’t Want To Talk About It (5’17)

    Side 2:

    Downtown (3’14)
    Carolay (2’50)
    Dirty, Dirty (3’30)
    Nobody (2’35)
    I’ll Get By (3’08)
    Crow Jane Lady (4’23)

  118. blessedistruth Says:

    I’m like Mr Beck, the only thing that protects me and my loved ones is me putting this out there.

  119. blessedistruth Says:

    The only reason they’re interested in me is because of my mind and my thoughts.

    But this didn’t start with me.

    It comes from my Sicilian side.

    Even I am surprised by that.

  120. blessedistruth Says:

    I should tell you that my mind and my thoughts attract the ETs

    Not because I’m special

    But because my mind and my thoughts

    Are powerful

    I can’t help that

    Even if I wanted to

  121. blessedistruth Says:

    I know this sounds crazy.

    The only way they have any power over me is if I stay silent.

    I’m not afraid.

    I’m not afraid of anything anymore.

    The future is coming.

    And try as they may, there’s nothing they can do about it.

    I guess the only part I don’t get yet is this interplay between the ETs and the military that is scrambled to check me out, mostly check out the ETs and who they’re in contact with.

    I honestly don’t know what to make of this.

    They could make their presence known whenever they want.

    In the meantime, people like me, and they’re are many of us, are going a little out of our minds.

    But I know our Lord wouldn’t put more on my plate than I could handle.

  122. blessedistruth Says:

    326 to win

    Party Predicted seats Seats Change Vote %


    306 +97 36.1


    258 -91 29.0

    Liberal Democrat

    57 -5 23.0

    Let’s not kid ourselves.

    Conservatives gained 97 seats.

    Labour lost 91 seats.

    Lib Dems lost 5 seats.

    This was a huge Conservative victory.

    And to try and spin this any other way is just silly.

  123. blessedistruth Says:

    New Thread:

    Tweaked in the Womb

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