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Friday, August 28, 2015

Open Letter

War warning:

Nearly 200 retired U.S. generals and admirals have signed an open letter opposing the Iran deal and urging Congress to reject the “defective” agreement.


Flag officers never agree on anything; their egos won't allow it. If, as now, you find two hundred of them speaking in perfect unison on something, you'd damned well better listen to them. But Obama won't, of course. The reason is simple: he's a Muslim. He wants the leading Islamic power in the world armed with nuclear weapons and he wants them to attack Israel.

"Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction, I will stand with the Muslims." - The Audacity of Hope, First Memoir by President B Hussein Obama

“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” - Barack Hussein Obama

"My Muslim faith..." - President Barack Hussein Obama to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to Evening Prayer.” - Barack Hussein Obama

“Give me the child until he is seven and I care not who has him thereafter.” – St Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuit Order

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Irish

A Nonny Mouse

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Checked Bags

Your luggage's big fat airport adventure...

Mystery

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nailed It

What the Beltway elitists and journalists just don't get:

That sort of political good-old-pols-club solidarity is what angers many people. They are also sick of the carefully parsed and qualified and nuanced and poll-tested statements that are yet another device for avoiding the truth and hiding true motives. They sense that “insiders” with their bespoke suits and college degrees and smooth rhetoric are patronizing them and sacrificing their interests and principles. They get that the constant calls for “civility” and “decorum” are camouflage for the grubby pursuit of personal power and advancement, and a disdain for the common folk. Perhaps that’s why Trump’s dismissal of McCain’s status as a war-hero did not exact the price one would have expected, given the high regard Americans have for veterans. Perhaps many people figured that McCain had for too long made a career out of waving the bloody shirt rather than challenging the progressive status quo bankrupting the country and endangering our security and interests.


That's as succinct a summation as any I could write. The question is whether the GOP elitists will understand what Trump is doing in time to save themselves. Because if they don't, they will lose the 2016 election, whether to the Democrats or to Trump. I can only say this: I will NOT vote for another milquetoast good-ol-boy it's-his-turn political rump roast. I toed the line, as did many others, in 2008 and 2012. I voted for people whom I find mildly nauseating, people of questionable morality who have demonstrated a lack of interest in the well-being of this nation. No more. I will vote my conscience in 2016, and that does not exclude a third party candidate. I am an unregistered conservative and I have no obligation to the GOP; it is their mistake to think that I do. Maybe it's finally time that conservatives and the GOP split the blanket.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The "Not" So Healthy Choice

Why salad is so overrated

There’s one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing but crunch to the plate.

What is this evil crop they speak of?

It’s salad,

The article states that salad has almost no nutrintional value,is environmentally unfriendly, fools people into thinking they are eating healthy, and contributes over 1 billion pounds of garbage each year. It is also the number one source of food borne illnesses because it is eaten raw. So next time that sandal wearing grass eater gives you a dirty look for ordering a steak, just let them know their salad is killing the planet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Climax Intercooler!



I'm reasonably sure they are trying to advertise that the bus is air conditioned, but became a bit confused by the English language. At least I hope so, otherwise there's some really kinky shit goin' on inside that bus...

Sign-stealing stoners stumped

Whoa, dude...

If you're looking for milepost 420, you won't find it in Idaho. State transportation officials say the mile marker has been replaced with 419.9 signs to curb thieves eager to own a number associated with marijuana enthusiasts.

Turns out, Idaho isn't alone in this problem. States like Washington and Colorado have also replaced 420 signs with 419.9 after consistently having to replace them after thefts by supposed sticky-fingered stoners.


That's one way to solve the problem. My preferred method is to station a sniper team near the sign and leave the bodies to rot. Even the dumbest thieves will figure that one out pretty quickly, the taxpayers will have a few less future tax burdens to support, and the snipers get some live practice against moving targets. Win-win, as they say.

And people say I don't have a creative side...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

RoboUmp

A recent experiment had computers doing the job of baseball umpires, and it may point to a future where arguing balls and strikes is futile.

I am totally in favor of this idea. Every umpire has his own idea of a strike zone, despite the fact it is clearly defined in the rules. Worse, they can (and do) change their strike zone as it suits their whim, making it very difficult for a batter to properly judge whether or not he should swing at a pitch. At the speeds MLB pitchers are throwing, a batter doesn't have the luxury of considering what the umpire may be thinking; he has to act instinctively.

I've see far too many questionable calls in tense situations, often where a championship was on the line, to hold any faith in the fairness of human umpires. I say replace them.