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Tuesday, March 10. 2009
North Korea puts Obama to the test.
Last week's purge in Cuba. So progressive!
Related: Has the O Admin declared a War on Business? Why? It's the private sector which creates the jobs, supports all our charities and non-profits, and pays the gummint's bills. Without strong business, we ain't got nothin...as we are seeing right now. Sometimes I speculate about how many jobs, professions, and industries are ultimately parasitic to Business-produced wealth: law, medicine, advertising, academia, the entire investment and finance industry, every "service" industry, all of government...the list goes on and on. That's why any rational government would be thankful to business enterprise, and would try to get out of the way of those who want to produce and create. We have built a gigantic economically-interdependent superstructure on the backs of our wealth-creators. But this is all obvious, isn't it?
The war on Barbie dolls
Another women-in-science study
The US has 2 million job openings right now
Roger Kimball: On the road to serfdom. One quote:
A simple alternative to socialized medicine. NRO
A Supreme decision which will harm patients
This Pelosi move sounds like something Chavez would do. Only two months, and we have seen the Feds plan government power grabs in the banking biz, the auto biz, the medical biz, the pharmaceutical biz, the oil and energy biz, and the radio biz. And yet no screams about "dictatorship"!
Supremes narrow minority district protections. I find the whole idea disgusting.
Jim Cramer asks "Why am I a target of the Obama Clan?" Cramer is a Dem, I believe, and a free-market Liberal.
Who listens to Rush Limbaugh? Part of what limits and shapes his audience, I think, is work. Most folks cannot listen to the radio at work.
David Axelrod having a surreal experience
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Who can forget that ol' refrain, "Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy...
And he's going to need help . . . Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."
Let's hope Israel creates the crisis and the solution.
That will force Our Idiot to take a stand... if he's capable of doing such.
Blaming Israel for creating a crisis is a Muslima thing to do.
Try to figure it out.
Meta ... I agree with you about Israel creating a 'solution.' After all, they are the closest to these insane people and have to take a stand [i.e., bomb their nuclear producing sites out of existence] if they are to survive at all. And they will do it. They'll hate doing it, but they will do it. As for the USA under Obama's mad rule, we'll do nothing. He's good at that -- bloviating and doing nothing. The Mid Eastern countries knew that he'd be 'the weak horse' before the Democrats nominated, and then elected him. And the Mid East only respects 'the strong horse,' which is why they feared the election of McCain who, for all his faults, understands a hell-of-a-lot more about about world politics than the Democrats do. Dearie me ... what dreadful thing will happen next?
Glad-glad to see you back. Will you teach me those wicked South Sea dances?
Marianne, I'm so glad My Queen is back and safe.
A lot of people were speculating that she was in one of them Polynesian Islands, wearing a grass skirt.
Not me!! For I knew that March 9th was Barbie's 50th birthday. Who woulda thunk that My Queen played with Barbie's when she was young.
I think she attended the Barbie bash,along with Ken and Skipper. No forget Ken they axed him years ago. I think after she went gun shopping she ended up at the bash.
A day without Meta is a day without coffee ( that's my Forrest Gump impersonation) The withdrawal was wicked ,but I survived.
I hope she got a real good gun.You never know when there are those Ratsus Beaver types out there. Why I just pissed my pants, laughing so hard after that " I just threw up" comment, although I could be wrong. : )!
Nuke the Persians.
No I am not Habu, I am Shiloh Habu, joining the other Habu's that have developed today. Several interesting othe Habu clones on the Shakespeare thread.
As my Yiddish grandmother use to say
Es iz nit geshtoygen un nit gefloygen
Where did that Polynesian dancing bit come up? I was at the NCFBABBF. That's the National Convention for Barbie and Ken Boyfriends Convention in Piss Pott, Mississippi. I had so much fun you wouldn't bleeve it! We received detailed instructions on what to pack and to bring to the convention, and don't you know, we had to bring every Barbie and Ken we had. We all met at the NCFBABBF convention room at the motel on Highway 6 and sit on special mats and dump our collections out in front of us. It was very ken-like. Zen-like? oh well. I was the only one there whose Barbies had no heads and who had G.I. Joe dolls mixed with my headless Kens. The worst thing? None of my dolls had clothes on and some of the breastesses on my Barbies were rough and scrapey and one of my G.I. Joe doll's balls were painted blue by my brother and that blue-balled G.I. still had a weapon strapped around him and then one of my Ken dolls had green hair and a prom dress on but you couldn't tell if it was his head that belonged on the prom-dressed man body. We had to tell all the names of our dolls, and I made the names up and don't you know I named one Barbie 'Marianne' after I found a suitable head for her and I named one G.I. Joe 'Jappy' but he wasn't the one with blue balls, he was the one with a scimitar I'd made out of a stick and tinfoil. I was not invited to the bar in the evenings to have drinks and talk about our dolls, and I am sure it's because the other attendees mostly had their Barbies and Ken's still in the original boxes. My mom always told me I was bad and I don't care because I met a nice salesman for cheap mortgages and bought a cool house. Before I left the convention, I sneaked around the motel and stuffed Barbie, Ken, and G. I. Joe heads and bodies everywhere you can imagine and then some. They'll be finding those parts for years. I did keep the 'Marianne' and 'Jappy' dolls and put them on the mantle in my new house in Piss Pot, MI. I think when a little girl comes in with her parents to see if they want to buy the house, they will because they'll know a caring, loving prom queen lived there. I made you a duct tape loin cloth, Jappy, and a tinfoil crown as prom king to go with your scimitar. Anyways, I didn't learn to dance. I just did what I do best: Get pissed-off at snots. In Piss Pot, MI.
No. Open only to those snots whose dolls were in original condition. What planet did I grow up on where getting a Barbie meant pulling her head off and rubbing her tits? I mean, not like in a lesbian way... more like..'I can't wait to grow a pair like these.' sort of way. It was curiosity. I don't drink with people who have none.
Luther. You are such a gentleman. It pains me a little to call you 'numbnuts' but 'curiosity' is what I'm talking about. Why would I have any opposition whatsoever to talking to a guy with blue balls? How would I know he had blue balls? As for tits, I only care about my own when the nipples get hard in the grocery store where it's too damn cold by the frozen food section.
Though it may pain you... I've been cyclically 'numb' in various parts of my shell for years. The blue balls would likely show in how many drinks he was willing to buy you. I get you on the nipples though... even men have that problem you know... with the freezer section. Not to mention other more serious ones.
Really? I didn't know it bothered men to have their nipples all protruberant and all. Have you ever been grocery shopping and all of a sudden had to go #2?
What did you do?
Well, just because I said problem doesn't mean it is/was a bad problem. Depends on the material of the shirt you're wearing. And who may be sharing the aisle with you at the time. But #2... in an emergency? I only shop at stores with adequate facilities.
"Adequate facilities"? What? Like a big place in the back of the store with a sign: IMMINENT DUKIE STATION, Leave Carts Here. Do all big stores have that? I think it's a big store syndrome. Dukie attacks. You don't kid me, Luther. I know Marines and I know you know it is just gas when you get that imminent feeling. I can see you mincing along real fast-like pushing your cart over to the cheese section. There's always a worker stacking yogurt there by the cheese, so I know, you being a gentleman and all, that you bend down to avoid any flapping flesh and cut some cheese. heh... When it melts the Ben 'n Jerry's across the aisle, you stand up big and bad like the Marine you are and point a fast finger at the helper who is looking at you like a stoned deer and snarl, "Do you mind!"
I don't know about all stores... only those here in the enlightened Western parts of this country am I sure of. You Easterners have different habits from rumors that I hear.
Well... why wouldn't one cut the cheese in the cheese section, duh! As for the melting Ben 'n Jerry's... by the time I circle the store and return it's on half price sale. It all works out in the end.
"It all works out in the end."
Yeth, it do, don't it. hahahaha.
Luther. The word 'adequate' has me befuddled. What is adequate to a grunt might not be adequate to a lady. I wonder if those earth food stores have outhouse shitters out back. That is not what I would call adequate, but I don't know. I shop at an earth food store for one item - some lotion made in Germany - and the people in the place give me the creeps. They are so serious and they ponder long over the ingredients on the recycled boxes of Fearios. They gross me out bad. I buy five lotions each time so I don't have to go back. What I wonder is where these real old hippies come from because our town is not like that. The mountains surrounding my town has those people, though. They don't use bags at this earth store. You have to bring your own. First time I didn't know that so had to hold up my t-shirt and get the check-out person to put all my lotion in my t-shirt. I was like... you assholes.
Ahhh... good and fine point, mi lady, as to adequate. And tis true... in a pinch I'll dig my own, and cover it too.
But that earth store... maybe they have a large basement from whence all those old hippies ascend. I wouldn't want to know though, really. Oh... good thing your t-shirt had lots of room for all that lotion. Be a shame twere your skin to suffer cause of lack of bags from that motley crew.
Are you going to start with the blue balls again?
You got the elephant, and I got the rubber blue balls. I still ain't tradin!! I will give you back the body armor, it scares the sheep when I wear it.
You missed your calling. Stay safe you big bella Barbie wanna be! : ) Do they have sheep in Piss Pot, Mi. ?
Jappy, my most gracious swain,
I didn't see any sheep but the senator was there. He was home from DC for a BBQ where they had a lot of pork. His name is Senatuh Phil E. Buster. I dressed up pretty and joined his crowd and he came over to me like a pumpkin on skates, drink in hand and pork in the other. He offered me some and winked at me and I don't like a winking man so I told him get on the spit and I'd be happy to turn 'im a good simmerin' turn or two. bastahd.