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Monday, April 29. 2013
Well, I suppose we should start off with the serious stuff, like how soon we're all going to die from global colding. If you read my article here, you're aware that science has now established that all of the warming over the past century is a direct result of global colding, and estimates of our continued existence range anywhere from 35 years to 35 minutes.
As if any further proof was necessary.
How To Start A Black Market Industry In One Easy Lesson:
Colorado resident: "Hey, man, wanna buy an ounce of pot for $500?"
Other resident: "What? Are you crazy? It's now legal in this state!"
"In that case, I'll take two!"
Breaking News From 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012:
You could set your watch by it.
In regards to our slow deployment from Afghanistan over the next year, from the movie 'Rambo III':
So at least we're in good company.
And to think; we're still using discs 128 years later. Alex, old boy, you were way ahead of the curve.
Speaking of oppressed minorities, my buddy Shutterbug is a Mac aficionado and incorporates all things Mac into her life (iPhone, iPad, iCar, iHubby), so I sent her the following iArticle which she iAppreciated so much I thought I should iPost it here.
I thought the third suggestion, "Knock off all that stupid 'i' stuff!" was a bit over the top, but the rest of it seems like solid advice.
And speaking of phones...
On the other hand, why a phone that can connect to the greatest collection of lies, half-truths and outright spin in the history of mankind is called 'smart' is anybody's guess.
Excuse me, I meant peoplekind.
On the blogger scene, I think it'll be interesting watching to see if any right-wing bloggers pick up on a certain parallel.
Prior to our 2003 invasion of Iraq, it had been estimated that Saddam Hussein had murdered somewhere between 200,000 and 350,000 Iraqi Kurds with various weapons of mass destruction, Sarin gas (a cousin of the Mustard Gas used in WW I) being at the top of the list. There were also clues that Hussein was starting to think about putting together an atomic bomb, but the real factor was stopping a mass murderer the likes of which hadn't been seen since Cambodian Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge purge in the early 70's.
After the invasion, the liberal, anti-Bush MSM conveniently forgot that the term 'weapons of mass destruction' includes three categories; nuclear, chemical and biological and, when literally tons of Sarin gas was found but no nukes, Bush lied, thousands died! I covered this here.
So, here we are with a Democrat in the White House when suddenly...
In other words, if some half-baked Mid-Eastern potentate is using weapons of mass destruction on the citizenry, then we need to step in and stop him!
I haven't seen any of the right-wing bloggers pick up on this massive hypocrisy yet, but I assume they will as the story progresses.
Personally, I think Michelle looks simply fabulous in bangs, so it appears not all of the news coming out of Washington this week is good.
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Doc, I must confess.....
I think she looks great in bangs, too!
Speaking as a 43-year-old woman, Washington state -- bite me! I can see words that appear to be gender-specific being controversial, like "manhole cover", but seriously, "penmanship"???
Over the edge, Washington state, over the edge.
That was an excellent point you made about the CO marijuana tax. If the tax is outrageous, they'll literally "price themselves out of the market" and people will go right back to buying it on the street. They can't figure this out?
All the rest was great, too.
"Well, ain't that a bitch!"
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think Michelle Obama is attractive at all - not even cute. Not ugly certainly, but no raving beauty like the liberal media seems to think.
Just a Plain Jane who happens to be married to the POTUS.
Well, to be fair, you're also the guy who called Kim Kardashian, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mila Kunis and Sofia Vergara "hags", so you're obviously quite the discriminating fellow.
Michelle's bangs need to be about six inches longer; i.e. until they cover her mouth.
My favorite Afghanistan observation came from very early after our invasion. We routed the Taliban pretty quickly. But one captured Afghan remarked: "You have all the watches. But we have all the time."
While it's unfortunate that horrors continue to be done in Syria, watching fascists eliminate jihadis and vice versa seems like nothing more than thinning out the herd and improving the human gene pool.
If they start becoming a cross border threat, it's nothing the Israelis can't handle.
You are correct re MO-MO and KK is a "hag". Now...CZ-J...humm...
I've called the Department of Mental Health and reported the poor, ailing chap's behavior. All I told them was, "Cap'n Tom called Catherine Zeta-Jones a hag" and they promised to look into it. They agreed that scourges like this need to be stopped before they spread. I suggested "years of electroshock therapy" but they responded with "Maybe he should check his eyeglasses first", and I suppose they're right. No sense in going to extremes unless it's necessary.
So, Tom, when was the last time you visited the ophthalmologist? Inquiring minds (and the Dept. of Mental Health) want to know!
And lets not forget the tax man can be quite aggressive.
Interesting that that school construction would be a slice of the proposed tax, which means another group with clout with its nose in the feed bag.
"Steady as she runs Skipper". Yer foresight AND hindsight are 20-20 !!
But what about the all-important sidesight? Or are you accusing this poor unfortunate of being two-dimensional? That's quite the slur, Tom, and I'd be thinking legal action.
'penhumanship' has a nice ring to it. And I suppose 'penentityship' is also in the running. Pretty tough choice!
Speaking 'peripherally', of course, I believe Capt'n Tom is "omni-visional". That's a compliment.
Cuba story: Water is wet, night is dark.
Bill @ #6: It's just really hard on the people between all the bad guys.
The correct answer is pengineer, since we now call everyone who deals with things some sort of engineer.
If you study the third picture of MO (bottom left panel), which is a bit unflattering, you will be able to get a preview of how she'll look as she ages, 15-20 years from now. She is not a beautiful woman now, having just average looks, and those will fare badly with age I imagine.
What was that penguin's name, the one who was always shivering cold?
what is a ''opthalmologist''? oh hell i know THAT, but what is an opthal? No fair to say it is the thing that gets mologisted
"Optha" is Latin for "optimistic", so people who can "see ahead" would be called opthamagists. Hence the evolution of the word of the people who study them.
Hell, everybody knows this!
This is the perfect example of people who see the glass half-empty and those who see it half-full.
You look past the bangs at the face beneath and decree her average, heading to ugly.
I look at her average, heading-to-ugly face and see how much cuter she looks in bangs.
Pretty big difference between the two.
Actually, I visited the eyeball doc three years ago - indeed, I'm overdue for a checkup - I think one of my "starter" cataracts is getting worse.
However, that doesn't mean that I can't see.
The problem is that you committed what I deem to be one of the worst offenses -- criticizing someone without offering a better suggestion. Damn easy to do the former, not quite so easy doing the latter.
Sofia looked great the next morning, by the way.
What will Washington do with "woman"? Wo-person? Nope; that has "son" at the end. Wo-pers-child? And why are we only avoiding the offensive suffix? How about emasculating "manual", "manipulate" and, of course "manure"?? They have already attacked "history", substituting "herstory", but why not add "hersy fit" in place of "hissy fit"?
YES --wonder if Chill Wills did the voice?
--sez he named his two kids Jill and Will. Jill Wills and her little brother Will Wills.
Wonder if they ever wondered what Chill Wills' will will will the Wills, Will and Jill?
I grant you in bangs she is cuter than Sam L's sheepdog, but as the FLOTUS, not some pubescent Bieber fangirl, she could take beauty and style lessons from Helen Mirren. Just sayin', once the fat disappears from those high cheeks of hers, the face will not age gracefully.
You: "Y'all is a tawdry contraction of 'you all'."
Us: "Oh no! All of us has contracted it?"
Did you mean to include the word "look" in your comment?
I sat on that one for a coupla days as I tried to determine if it was 2 irreverent for even Maggie's.
Actually, we use "y'all-all", but yours is close enough.
"Y'all-unz" gits significant play herebouts. I hyar it rat cheer in Blanco County some times.
--with that set o teeth, she could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence