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Sunday, February 22. 2009
I would break that surveillance camera if I were a Brit today. Government monitoring my wine? If I recall, that government was not at Cana.
American Idle. Money! The more irresponsible you are, the more the gummint works for you. Related: What Obama/Reid/Pelosi have planned for you next. This is overreaching, I think, but they are going to do it so fast that nobody can react.
However, the conservatives are coming back to life.
A good time to buy stuff. Everything good is cheap. Will Wilkinson bought a diamond ring. I am buying some stuff too.
Stop the presses. Global warming will create mental health problems in Tasmania.
"The world is nuts. The country is nuts. The government is nuts." Eat a Sea Kitten. Heck, eat two of 'em. Halibut is my choice.
Certification. It will replace much of "higher ed." Good idea. Plato, sad to say, is not for everybody. There is a natural aristocracy of mind - and I do not claim to be part of it.
The Tea Party is growing. Good fun. Why should moonbats be the only ones to protest? It's patriotic, right?
How Spring Break could pay off the entire US deficit
Oh no! Not a penny for Katrina! Never mind about that Katrina scam. Game over.
A VDH mini-rant. A quote:
AP analysis: Dems self-destructing over ethics
Courts full of junk science. Can that be fixed?
Is it the dawn of a Newt Age? I hope so.
Our Socialist friend Stumbling defends bonuses.
Who is to blame? Neither Dodd nor Frank. Course not.
Who was John January? Wow
ACORN breaking into homes, occupying them. Good grief. What are people thinking?
Dems keep trashing the past. It is unbecoming of them. Gentlefolk do not do things like that.
Even the horrible Soros agrees that letting Lehman fail was a big mistake. It was, but I also understand why it was done. I am in golf and cash. I meant gold and cash. And real estate, which changes in value but never disappears. that's why it is called "real."
The NYT omits one inconvenient truth. Yes, the world is getting colder. I can feel it every morning here.
When we release Gitmo creeps.
Jindal rejects gummint $. Good on him. Most state and local governments are acting like whores.
Has anyone seen Lie To Me? I wonder how it is.
As goes California, so goes the country?
Train people to act like babies, and they will gladly do so. I have already been asked by many how to take advantage of the stimulus, and so we are working on it. Our clients pay taxes, and they want their piece of the action too. Why not? They will be paying for it, and they aren't stupid.
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The One needs to call Bubba today and ask him to limo down to Penn Station this evening, board the next Acela Express- photo op for Amtrak- and head down to Washington for a few days, bunk into the Lincoln Bedroom, you know. Images of WSC bunking in with FDR after Pearl Harbor in Dec '41.
Bubba needs to do something NOW for his country, he needs to do some one-on-one coaching to show The One how it is done, how to inspire some sunny optimism in the folks out there in flyover country. O needs to direct Rahmbo and Gibbsy to dig out the best video of speeches and press conferences from Reagan's first year or two in office, and Bubba's first term, and see how these Master Communicators did it.
The One must realize by now that he never had any real charisma except amongst the True Believers; he doesn't need to isnpire the True Believers any more but he does need to inspire those who voted against him and those Indepdendents who gave him a chance. He is failing miserably, it is painful to watch, "Scold-In-Chief" is not in the job description, he sounds like a Black Jimmy Cahtah for God's sake. Look what happened to him, wrong role model, O.
Not only are his proposals bordering on the same old wacko stuff we're used to hearing from Democrats, and worst of all the $$$$ to fund them, but his communication skills have somehow deserted him. He just plain can't play the role. Bubba can help, it's like a Broadway show flopping and they bring in the script doctors. O- and most of all the country- needs a script doctor and drama coach TODAY, before one more dismal performance!
From the call me crazy world. The octomom gets 168 grand from a work accident in a psychiatric hospital. I'd feel a lot better if she was a patient there instead of a worker.
Travis, the dead chimp, is the sperm donor. Can we play connect the dots in that crazy story?
Travis, got to eat lobster, steak, and drink champaign.
Took baths with his owner.
Slept with his owner.
Had s-x with his . . . . . . . .It's to freaky to contemplate.
The circus must go on!! As we slide deeper in economic chaos.
That Octo Mom story..... woooo. I watched her on TV and my blood ran cold. First, she is obsessed with a movie star so that she got cosmetic surgery to look like the star; then without a thought of what she is putting on others, she has 14 kids. That's enough to make you sick.
The worst thing about it is that it's child abuse writ large. Those babies are going to lack for everything. The whole thing makes me sick, and I feel so sorry for the grandparents!
Ah, the octomom appears at MF (maybe I missed other refs).
The thing that caught my eye (of course) was when I saw a story early on that mentioned she was working on her masters degree. No mention of the subject. Not even knowing the millieu of her workman's comp claim, I says to myself, 100 bucks says she's a shrink major. I goes to wikipedia and finds out I was correct. So with my $100 I boughts myself a big bottle of Belvedere and had enough left over for cab ride home (don't drink and drive, you understand). How's that for stimulating the economy? BTW, can someone give me a ride to pick up my car tomorrow?
jappy ... There's a lesson here for all intelligent people. Chimps and orangutans are wild animals. They act as wild animals, and they think their owners are wild too. In the case of Travis the chimp, he had an incredibly stupid owner, one who probably bought into all that toxic Walt Disney crap about wild animals being cuddly, sweet things, and did stuff you never do when dealing with wild animals, no matter how beautiful they are [and Travis sure missed the boat on that one too]. You don't sleep with them, or take baths with them, or do anything else which might make you inattentive during the time you're doing it, with them, such as fornicate. You'll pay dearly. And maybe die.
Remember those two performers in Las Vegas [Siegfried and somebody] some years ago who used white tigers in their act? They found out the hard way that wild animals are, well, wild. And if you are stupid enough to sleep with them, you can get badly savaged, or killed.
Personally, I think this criminally stupid woman should have to pay all the hospital bills for her seriously injured friend. And, if I had my way, she would also be put in stocks on the village green as a terminally bad example of how your own stupidity can hurt other innocent people.
How do you like that "put in stocks" idea, jappy?
I think that be good idea. What color "socks" shall we use? : ) I think Meta , who knows a lot about fashion. Should determine what color socks, we should put on the feet of the people in "stocks". You and I get to determine who gets to be in "stocks". Hope you are well, una bella!!
Eye for an eye: Pillory the wench in chimp diapers!
I've heard of wild monkey sex, but that just means doing it in a tree and having a banana afterwards. Someone should have told that stupid woman.
That would be like KRW spending his $100 at the bar and telling the barkeep to "Hit me." and having the barkeep boink him on the head with a bottle of Absinthe and KRW finding it perfectly acceptable, tossing back the Belvedere and asking for another hit. I got that lame comparison from "Gunsmoke" just as Matt Dillon comes in to shoot the guy.
Ah, Gunsmoke. I remember it well. I've promised myself if I get a dog, I'll name him Festus. Perfect name for a sidekick who's illiterate but loyal. How's Miss Kitty doing?
Miss Kitty. Oh man, I loved her so much I wanted her to be my mother. What a remarkably soothing woman! I watched re-runs when I was much older and felt the same warmth exude from her. Of course, I kinda wanted the Marshall to throw her down when I was older. Oh mama! ...
Funny. I didn't even think of her when I wrote above. Thanks for the reminder. :]
then Miss Kitty said,
"Festus, why don't you jump in the saddle and go to town,"
so here I am Mr Dillon.
Always wanted to see that scene... but they never released it.
That's our Festus. Loyal to the end. Waitaminute...you're not saying he was...
That set of links, quotations, etc., are excellent. Nice job!
I agree with Meta. Nice menu of topics. Forgo the cigar with the brandy tonight. Enjoy a blunt with the Napoleaon.
AG Holder maybe a coward but MFr's display proof-positive that not all Americans are cowards.
Dad use to keep a stump-tailed macaque for shits and grins but it really, belonged to the woman he kept, who changed it's diapers.
Eric shouldn't be so shy.
Some American family may be glad to have him for dinner.