Friday, November 28, 2008

My heart goes out to all those in Mumbai right now

I have been following the terriost attacks in Mumbai for the past few days.

If you haven't heard what happened in Mumbai, where in the heck have you been?????

Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, two senior police officers and 78 others were killed when terrorists struck with impunity in Mumbai on Wednesday tonight (November 26) in coordinated multiple blasts and gunfire in a dozen areas including at iconic landmarks Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station and two five star hotels--Oberoi and Taj. Karkare (54), who is probing the Malegaon blasts case, was gunned down when he was leading an operation at Hotel Taj against terrorists who had taken 15 people, including seven foreigners, as hostages. He was hit by three bullets in his chest. One MP Krishan Das and 200 people were stranded in Taj hotel..........

President-elect Barack Obama and UN chief Ban Ki-moon led the global community condemnation of the terror attacks in Mumbai and called on the nations of the world to work together to "root out and destroy terrorist networks".

At least 80 people, including Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, were killed when terrorists struck with impunity in Mumbai in coordinated multiple blasts and gunfire in a dozen areas across the city. "These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism," Obama's Chief National security Spokesperson Brooke Anderson said in a statement.

"The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks," he said. "We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks," Anderson added.

In a statement, the US State Department condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. "We are monitoring the situation very closely and stand ready to support the Indian authorities as they deal with this horrific series of attacks. At this point, we are unaware of any American casualties," it added.

The UN chief also strongly condemned the attacks, saying "such violence is totally unacceptable." He said that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians and called for the perpetrators of the attacks to be brought to justice.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the "outrageous" attacks will be met with a "vigorous response". "I have sent a message to Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh that the UK stands solidly with his government as they respond," Brown said, adding the UK is ready to offer all necessary help to India.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the attacks were a reminder of the threat from violent extremists. "Today's attacks in Mumbai which have claimed many innocent victims remind us, yet again, of the threat we face from violent extremists," he said.

"Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured. The UK and India will continue their joint efforts to counter the actions of terrorists," he said. The European Union strongly condemned the attacks and expressed its "horror and indignation" at the series of shootings and blasts.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon condemned the attacks, saying "these cowardly attacks are truly appalling." "Canada strongly condemns the savage terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which have left hundreds of innocent civilians injured or killed," Cannon said.

Britain's Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said: "When violent terrorism raises its ugly head, it is crucial that the international community stands together. Conservative leader David Cameron said his thoughts were with all those who had been caught up in the attacks. "India and Britain stand together at this time in the face of terrorism," he said. The British Foreign Office has also issued an emergency number for people with relatives in Mumbai: 0207 008 0000.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Top 15 Biggest Lies

Top 15 Biggest Lies:

15. "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

14. "You get this one, I'll pay next time."

13. "Trust me, I'll take care of everything."

12. "Of course I love you."

11. "I am getting a divorce."

10. "Drinking? Why, no, Officer."

9. "I never inhaled."

8. "She means nothing to me."

7. "Don't worry, when the gauge is on empty I can
go another 20 miles."

6. "Don't worry, he's never bitten anyone."

5. "I'll call you later."

4. "I've never done anything like this before."

3. "Now, I'm going to tell you the truth."

2. "It's supposed to make that noise."

... and the Number One Biggest Lie:

1. "...then take a left. You can't miss it."

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _

Man to woman leaving a movie theatre with a dog: "I'm sorry
to bother you, but I couldn't help but notice that your dog
was really into the movie. He cried at the right spots, he
moved nervously in his seat at the boring parts, but most
of all, he laughed like crazy at the funny parts. Isn't that

"Yes. He hated the book."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Never realized the love

Hubby tells me he loves me daily but what I overheard goes beyond that!

No wonder I'm still in love with him madly.

We have ups and downs but through it all - I still love him.

Last night I overheard him tell his brother, my brother, and my son about the only person who he truly only love is "my wife." That's me! He says his father left him, his mom gave up on him, his siblings don't care for him, his kids will leave him after marriage but only me, his wife, will be there for him.

He goes on and tells the story of how I stood by him through it all -- when he was homeless, jobless, not quite a man yet, I was there for him. No one in this world loves him more than me, not even his mother.

That put tears in my eyes and it does right now too. I know he loves me but the extent - sometimes I don't know. He doesn't know I overheard the conversation.

I love him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Bert Show's Big Thank You's

Please please please sign this -- it's for the troops fighting for our freedom --

Courtesy of Q100. Last year, they took handwritten letters. This year, it is electronic. I even made my kids do it. Plus I wrote out 10 different handwritten letters myself that year!

Since it's electronic this year, write one daily until the goal date of mid November??? Just do it. How many times do you check Blogger, your e-mail, MySpace, or Facebook?

It does not take long to fill out. Come on. Saying Thank You means a lot. It really does. I hate it when I do something sweet for someone and get no Thank You.