No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Archive for posts by SisterToldjah.

December 7, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards passes away

by @ 16:19. Filed under Breaking news.

Raleigh news station WRAL reports this afternoon that Elizabeth Edwards has passed away from her six year battle with breast cancer:

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Elizabeth Edwards, the political wife whose public battle with breast cancer, coping with marital infidelity and continued advocacy for the downtrodden raised her profile above that of her husband, died Tuesday, WRAL News has learned. She was 61.

Edwards died at her Chapel Hill home, where family and friends had gathered in recent days after doctors informed her that her cancer had spread and recommended that she not undergo further treatment.

Edwards was first diagnosed with cancer in the waning days of the 2004 presidential campaign, when her husband, then-U.S. Sen. John Edwards, was the Democratic nominee for vice president. The couple didn’t disclose her illness until after the election.

The cancer went into remission after surgery and months of treatment, but it resurfaced in early 2007, as John Edwards was mounting a second run at the White House. The Edwardses agreed at the time that they wouldn’t allow the cancer to derail his candidacy.

Because the cancer had moved into her bones, her doctors said at that time that it was no longer curable but could be treated.

Read the rest for a write-up of who Elizabeth Edwards was beyond being the ex-wife of John Edwards.

It’s no secret at my blog that I absolutely despise John Edwards with a passion and have since well before it was revealed that he was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, and I never agreed with Elizabeth Edwards about politics, but I certainly did not wish on her any ill will. My thoughts and prayers are with her surviving three children (her fourth child, Wade, was killed in a Jeep accident in 1996), and other family members and friends at this difficult time.


Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog at the request of @steveegg.

June 3, 2009

VIDEO: Harry Reid’s support of Sotomayor not based on a single opinion she wrote

by @ 21:25. Filed under Politics.

Our Senate “leadership” in action:


“I understand that during her career, she’s written hundreds and hundreds of opinions. I haven’t read a single one of them, and if I’m fortunate before we end this, I won’t have to read one of them. ”

Now, why does he support her nomination again? Sounds like he’s just skipped the “advice” part and gone straight to “consent.”

Nevada voters, are you paying attention?

Related reading: Sotomayor’s Supporters May Spin Her Out Of A Job

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

June 2, 2009

Quote of the day: Obama on Bubba

by @ 22:15. Filed under Politics.

From an upcoming book on Obama’s campaign for President by former Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe:

His wife is now Obama’s secretary of state, but Obama had some tough words for the actions of former President Bill Clinton during the campaign.

“We had to figure out how to deal with a former president who was just lying, engaging in bald-faced lies,” Obama explained to Wolffe.

And now we have to figure out how to – without being accused of racism – deal with a current President who is engaging in bald-faced lies himself.

Here’s a detailed excerpt from the book on the internal debate on whether or not to pick Hillary Clinton for Sec. of State.

Read more quotes from the book here. More excerpts can be found here.

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

June 1, 2009

Heard the “Young Conservative Anthem” yet?

by @ 22:34. Filed under Conservatism.

Via Uwire:

A conservative rap video which claims to reflect true conservative values is quickly becoming a cult success and going viral.

“The Young Con Anthem,” created by two Dartmouth students, has received more than 90,000 views and has made it to The Huffington Post, USA Today and a variety of blogs across the political spectrum.

Students David Rufful and Josh Riddle made a rap video which they say was intended to spread the views of the Young Conservatives, a group started by Rufful and Riddle with “a devout mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism,” according the organization’s Web site.

Rufful and Riddle, both due to graduate in 2012, came to Dartmouth from the Northfield Mount Hermon School, a private school in Massachusetts.

“We didn’t think it would blow up to be this big, but it was kind of a way for us to express a pretty unique view,” Riddle said in an interview with The Dartmouth. “We kind of wanted to spread the love that’s behind the conservative movement.”

In the rap, Rufful and Riddle, who perform under the names Serious C and Stiltz, respectively, discuss the origins of their conservative values, saying: “Three things taught me conservative love / Jesus, Ronald Reagan plus Atlas Shrugged.”

“I take the way I want to have relationships and my morals from the Bible and Jesus, the idea of supply side economics from Ronald Reagan and from Atlas Shrugged, “Riddle said in an interview, “obviously, I don’t agree with all of [Ayn Rand’s] religious philosophies, but it’s all about the power of the individual.”

Riddle said his views are “more valid” because of the diverse influences that contribute to his conservatism.

Here’s the vid:

I found it hard to understand them at times, but the concept was neat – and it’s always good to see young conservatives out there trying to spread the the conservative message.

What did you think of the song/vid?

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

May 31, 2009

Weekend Links

by @ 20:51. Filed under Miscellaneous.

First off: Hi to Steve’s readers! Steve was a big help to me a few weeks ago when I took a week off from my blog, and I am happy to return the favor. Rumor has it that he’s currently trying to convince the Packers to accept him as a walk-on QB, but let’s just keep that between ourselves for the time being. I’m sure he’ll fill us in on the details when he returns. Just make sure to act surprised when he tells you ;)

Ok, with that said, here are some weekend links for your perusal:

—– Must-read: Doug Ross takes a look at Obama’s actions and decisions over the course of the last 100+ days and has come to the same conclusion that Mark Levin has, which is to say that he believes that this administration is “[a]s close to a dictatorship as this country has ever seen.” I’m nowhere near that belief yet, but there are definitely good points which Ross brings up that are troubling.

—– Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK) has checked into the Betty Ford Clinic for help with alcohol addiction, and is taking a temporary leave from Congress. According to the Tulsa World news outlet, he has been open about his drinking problems in the past. Here’s hoping and praying he gets the help he needs at the BFC and that over the long term he wins his battle against alcohol addiction.

—– Legal eagle Bill Jacobson takes a look of the defenders of Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial rulings/decisions, and finds them, well, lacking.

—– The amazing Susan Boyle did not win Britain’s Got Talent – she came in second place, but in the hearts and minds of people all over the world, she’s still a winner … and there’s no doubt she’ll be getting a recording contract from somewhere.

—– Has Obama “expanded the lobbying ban,” as the WaPo reports, or have they loosened restrictions, as Roll Call writes? Hmmm. I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.

—–ABC reports that the National Archives has offered a $50,000 cash reward for that missing Clinton hard drive. If they offered several million for it back – oh, enough to pay off old campaign debts – I suspect Hillary would consider returning it.

—– Change you can believe in: CNN reports on how the Obama admin has said it will “continue” to utilize the “states secret” privilege in a case involving a suit by an Oregon-based outfit the US has determined to be a “terrorist organization.” The al-Haramain Islamic Foundation is suing the gov’t over its use of the alleged use of the warrantless wiretapping program against the foundation.

—– Fab Euro-blogger Michael van der Galien has a post up about the announcement earlier this week that conservative Tucker Carlson is planning on starting a “right-leaning” version of HuffPo called “The Daily Caller” (, which Carlson claims will go live “within weeks.” van der Galien writes:

“I wish Tucker best of luck with this new venture – I am pretty sure that there actually is a lot of room for a ‘right-leaning Huffington Post’ – but he has to understand that he has to truly blow everybody away after announcing his new project before a group of bloggers, and telling them he will be better than the HuffPo, Hot Air, or any other existing site, and faster than Drudge. Those are some darn high expectations: You have to wonder whether the man understands what he’s getting himself into.”

Stay tuned …

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

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