Senate Takes Up Debate On Regular Marriage

The Senate, fresh from its rancorous but indecisive debate on a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, has now taken up debate on an amendment that would ban regular marriage.

A leading Republican senator stated, “When you consider how high the divorce rate is, you know there are a lot of unhappy marriages out there between men and women. I’m not sure continuing to allow them is in the national interest.”

The Democratic whip said, “In addition to the divorce rate, you’ve got to look at how many parents are disappointed in the amount of gratitude their children show and how many children don’t think their parents love them enough. Since parents usually want more gratitude than their children can give, and children often demand more love than most parents can give, it seems there’s an inherent problem with a marriage that can produce children.”

President Bush took an unwavering position, saying, “The kind of marriage we allow in America has to set a good example for the children of this great nation, and, frankly, I don’t think a lot of marriages out there are hitting that high marker. So I urge the Congress to pass the amendment. No more regular marriages, no more bad examples for our children – it’s as simple as that. And the result is guaranteed, because, in all likelihood, there won’t be anymore children.”

 

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Get the Best Deals on Used Cars

Buying a used car is quite an experience. The person who is planning to purchase a used car should have some knowledge about the cars, their value and negotiating skills to strike a deal as otherwise he or she will be taken for a ride by the used car dealers and other private car sellers. Buying a used car makes the buyer save lot of money as any car that grows older has a higher depreciation value even in a good condition. Also, the person can go for his dream car with a better performance and, safety features for a rock bottom price. Doing a little bit of research and checking with lot of car dealers will enable the purchaser buy a used car with the best deal possible.

Used cars can be bought from either car dealers or direct from the owners or from auctions made by government firms, or from police car auctions or repossessed cars can be bought from financial institutions.

It is good to buy used car from a car dealer or person who has good reputation and brand image in the automobile industry. There are many kinds of sources from which a used car can be purchased. All the avenues should be checked in order to strike the best deal. If the purchaser is very particular in getting a car of his choice, the car dealer can be informed about the required features of the car, make, model, color and willingness to pay to get a car of his choice. This will make the search easier for both the car dealer and the purchaser.

The working condition of the used car which is being purchased cannot be known just by seeing the car. It needs to be test driven to get the feel of the performance of the car on various road conditions and traffic.

The maintenance record of the used car needs to be checked thoroughly. If it is not available it can be got from the place where it is usually repaired or maintained to find any discrepancies. If the purchaser does not have enough knowledge about cars, help from a mechanic or person with sound knowledge on cars can be taken to inspect the car while purchasing a used car.

Internet is a good source of information regarding used cars and help from people who have purchased used cars can be asked for guidance on making the best deal. The best tips are that the car is not purchased on the same day of enquiry. Enough time should be taken to look around for best used cars and also negotiations will only happen if the purchaser shows interest in buying and keeping the decision open for some time.

It is not advised to ask for a monthly payment plan for buying the used car, as many dealers make up the cost and will give a very attractive plan but the buyer may end up with huge costs on purchasing the car. The interest rates they charge, the term for repaying the amount, all kinds of fees and the overall cost can all be manipulated. Hence all the details possible should be gathered and checked to find out how much it would cost at the end of the purchase.

 

Bin Laden Sighted In Karachi; May Turn Self In

Reports of Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts took a new turn this week when a Pakistani woman reported sighting a tall man in a white robe with matching turban hit his head on a low doorway.

The woman’s suspicions about the identity of the man were further aroused when she noticed the entrance led to a recording studio.

So as not to create suspicion, she approached him without revealing who she thought he might be.

“Are you all right?” she asked, with demur innocence.

“No,” he said. “How can I be all right? Besides just cracking my head on this low doorway, I’m Osama Bin Laden.”

“Really?” she replied, thinking of the $25-million reward for turning him in, as well as her opportunity to contribute to the triumph of justice.

“Yes” he went on. “I haven’t been all right since I fled Tora Bora, because it’s even hard for me to get out long enough to make my audiotapes.”

“My, oh, my,” the woman commiserated, “Everybody thinks you’re in the remote regions near the Afghan border.”

“You’d think they’d know better,” he confided. “How could a spoiled rich boy like me live this long without some of the comforts only a city can provide, like a dialysis machine to keep me alive, and takeout food.”

“That makes sense,” she agreed.

“Yes, it does, but there’s no danger the authorities will figure out where I am, because every time I record a tape, we filter out the sounds of the city, like horns and sirens.”

“That’s very clever,” she said. “You’d think that when they see the tapes are filtered they might guess you’re in a place where there are background sounds.”

“Let’s just hope they don’t catch on. I don’t want them to take away from my next surprise move.”

“Oh, a surprise move,” she exclaimed. “Want to tell me about it?”

“No,” he told her, “because then it won’t be a surprise anymore. But just watch. I’m not going to slink around Karachi forever. I long for metropolitan delights in the more developed capitals of the world. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my recording session is due to start.”

Then he waved goodbye and reentered the doorway, this time remembering to duck.

The woman, excited to shortness of breath, went straight to the nearest police station and reported her astonishing interaction.

Police immediately launched a Karachi-wide search for Bin Laden, vowing to pursue him as part of their apparently somewhat porous terrorist dragnet.

They were, however, shocked when the very next day, Bin Laden called police headquarters and offered to turn himself in.

When asked why he had made the decision, when the police, many of whom are devout Muslims, were doing their utmost to help him evade capture, he replied, “I can’t stand it any longer. Hiding out every day, afraid to go outside for fear of getting into a conversation with a stranger who might report me, and having to spend all my time with my four wives, when I could be sitting in a topless club in America, like the martyrs I sent to fly planes into American buildings were doing shortly before their great sacrifice. Worse yet, one of my wives told me I may have misinterpreted The Koran, because, she reminded me, ‘Islam’ means peace. Praise be to God I didn’t, or I’ll have to turn myself in. ”

“Well, if you insist,” the police told him.

“I’ll let you know for sure in a day or two,” Osama replied, “I don’t want to do it and then regret it later, especially at the moment I’m being hanged.”

“That’s very understandable, revered sheik,” the Pakistani police officer replied. Then he added a reassurance that would undoubtedly have infuriated Pakistani President Musharaff, his much wiser leader and devoted American ally in the war on terror. “We must scour the city for you. Before you hang up, tell us your address, so we make sure to avoid it.”

 

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Luxury is something that hardly fails to impress anyone. When thinking about luxury, cars are definitely one of the few things that first come to our mind. Also, when it is the best of all, limo, which itself is thought to symbolize sophistication and opulence, there would be very few exceptional people who do not appreciate this VIP treatment of traveling in it.
Bygone are the days when people used to gift precious stones or other such gifts to their loved ones to make then feel special. Just try taking them out on a dfw limo and see the effect it has. Another benefit of hiring a limo is that it also gives you room to spend some of the beautiful moments of your lifetime that you will cherish for your lifetime. So, if you are in Dallas and looking forward to make any of your special days a memorable one, no matter if it is your wedding day, birthday, prom night, or any other thing, E3 Worldwide Transportation is the name you can always bank upon. They provide you with dallas car service and you can choose the limo that you want to hire from the wide range of Dallas limousine choice made available to you such as SUVs, luxury sedans, full-size passenger vehicles, mini buses and passenger coaches. Open seven days a week, they make available to you the best Dallas limos.

Apart from the personal events, you can also look forward to hire limousine service Dallas for commercial purposes. You can hire Dallas limo to treat with luxury any VIP client, to take him to the various destinations in the county and to the airport. However, if you do not know beforehand the destinations that you would like to visit, you can also take on hire limousine service Dallas on ‘hourly basis’. This kind of limo service is called ‘customer directed’ car service. You can also ask for chauffer service along with you Dallas limo to drive you to your desired destinations. Chauffeurs have been trained in the standards of executive customer service and they can be taken with you even if you are willing to have night-out or an all-day conference within the town.

If you want to take your team out for any celebratory event or dinner, lavish limo buses are there to accommodate around 16 people with ultimate comfort and fashion. For information on pricing of limousine service Dallas simply visit our website http://www.dfwtransit.com and type in the zip code of the area you would like to cover with sophistication in our Dallas limos at our page for instant quotes or if you would like to go for hourly basis along with your choice of limo and you will get your quote without any delay. To make reservation you can both contact their customer care over the phone or via the Internet and confirm your reservation.

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Carpet Cleaning Tips For The Lazy Housekeeper

Carpeting can make any home look gorgeous, however; keeping it clean can be quite a chore. There are certain things you need to know when looking for a professional carpet cleaner and the following article will point them out to you. The better the professional you hire, the better your home will look!

Carpet cleaning companies typically offer a number of services in addition to working on floors. They can also clean furniture, so look into this if it is a service that you need. You may find deals on both upholstery and carpet.

Test any cleaning solution on a corner of carpet not easily viewed. This will prevent your carpet from being damaged. This test only takes a minute and it will save you time and money.

Check reviews online. Before hiring any new carpet cleaning company, see what their previous customers have to say. Reviews are a great way to narrow down your choices, alerting you to potential red flags and companies to steer clear of. Some things to watch for include punctuality, thoroughness, and overall customer satisfaction.

Find out important information from a prospective cleaning company before hiring them. Find out how long they have been in business. Learn about the kind of formal training their management and their cleaning technicians have received. See if they vacuum before they deep clean. Ask if the equipment and products they use are strictly those with a Seal of Approval.

Try to avoid using the cheap carpet clearners that you can buy at your local discount stores. These tend to cause more damage to your carpets, which will lead to you having to replace it sooner than you would otherwise. If you do not want to spend thousands on carpeting every few years you should definitely avoid these machines.

When engaging the services of a professional carpet cleaning firm, always make sure to read online review sites that provide information relevant to your local area. By taking the time to seek specific discussion of service providers in your town, you will have a much better idea of the sort of company you are hiring, and whether it has a good reputation for solid customer service.

Keeping carpets clean is a dirty business, but now that you’ve read this article, you know how to hire the right company for the job. Use these tips to ensure high quality work and total satisfaction with your home carpeting. When they are finished, your carpets should look new again.

Getting Your Car Repaired: Tips And Tricks

Auto repair is a topic in which many people are not very knowledgeable. Therefore, they usually turn to professional auto repair shops and mechanics. Although these professionals can help fix any problems your car is having, they often come at a hefty price. Because of this, you need to know some basic advice on how to select the best shops and mechanics that will do the best job at the lowest cost. You also need to know how to resolve small issues yourself so that you do not spend your hard-earned money when it is not necessary. Thankfully, this article is here to help.

There are many how-to videos that you can turn to for auto repairs. Everything from a simple tire change to changing your fuel filter can be found in video form. These videos will take you through each step in making the repair and will save you the time and the cost of taking it to a mechanic.

Do you have a hard time starting your car? Your battery probably needs to be recharged or replaced. You need to check the state of charge of your battery. You can use a hydrometer or a voltmeter depending on the type of battery you have. If you have been regularly recharging your battery, it might be time for a new one.

It is important to maintain the level of your brake fluid. The brake fluid compartment is usually close to the engine and should be checked regularly. Make sure the compartment is two third full and add more brake fluid if you need to. There might be a leak in your system if you often need to add more brake fluid.

Don’t pay money for air. Familiarize yourself with the correct air pressure of your car tires and invest in an air compressor. Check your tires on a regular basis and keep them properly inflated on your own. Being able to do this yourself on a regular basis will save you money in terms of wear and tear and regular maintenance.

Preventative maintenance is very important if you own a car. Do not hesitate to spend money on the tools you need to inspect and maintain your car or having a mechanic look at your car regularly. Maintaining your car regularly could help you save a lot on repairs or towing if your car breaks down.

You should now be aware of basic tips on auto repair. You can now make smarter decisions on auto repair shops, and resolve any small issues on your own so that you can save your money. Utilize these tips, and you will be surprised at the results you will obtain.

The History Of The Hybrid Car

Just where did a hybrid car get its start? Well, read on to find out. Hybrid cars are very popular for today’s car buyers, and there are many reasons why. But before you even think about choosing to buy a hybrid car, you might want to know a little bit about the history of a hybrid car first.

Surprisingly, hybrid cars were around even before gas-powered cars. Back in about the year 1665, a Jesuit priest by the name of Ferdinand Verbeist began plans for a certain type of vehicle. That vehicle would be very simple, nothing complex, or intricate. Simple was all he wanted. So Ferdinand planned out a car that would have four wheels and would run only on steam. It took about fifteen years of work for Ferdinand to go through with his plan. He labored to perfect his dream car. But no one knows if he ever finished because there is no evidence that his concept existed.

Then in 1769, a man by the name of Nicholas Cugnot developed a carriage that could be powered solely by steam. This carriage did in fact work, and it could go at six miles per hour. This project was great, but it was difficult to get the amount of steam needed that would allow the car to go any distance that was by any means significant.

A break thru in hybrid cars finally came when Robert Anderson developed an electric powered car in 1839. It was the first among its kind. The car was built in Scotland.

This electric car was a highly applauded innovation of its time. However, the only problem was that it was very difficult to recharge the car’s battery. Some pioneers came behind Anderson, but they too had a hard time getting the battery to recharge easily.

Finally in the year 1898 Porsche came out with an electric and fuel combustion engine that was the first of its time. The car was called the Lohner Electric Chaise, and it could go up to 40 miles just using batteries.

Soon pioneers combined both a gas and a battery powered engine to power what would become today’s hybrid car. And in 1999, Honda made a leap into the US market. It came out with the Insight. This was a lightweight two-door hybrid. Since then, hybrid cars have just been evolving and improving into what you see on the markets today. Hybrid cars aren’t just for people who are complex and want to combine battery and fuel power to get them where they need to go. Hybrid cars started out simple, and they are still simple today.

Now hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular as people understand them more. Hybrid cars in the 21st century saw a boom in sales when the Toyota Prius came out on the market. It was the first hybrid with four doors that was marketed in America.

Then, the Ford’s Escape hybrid became the very first SUV hybrid ever made. So there, you have it, the history of the hybrid, today’s modern car.