January 31, 2006


Good : Your wife is pregnant.
Bad : It's triplets.
Ugly : You had a vasectomy five years ago.

Good : Your wife's not talking to you
Bad : She wants a divorce.
Ugly : She's a lawyer.

Good : Your son is finally maturing.
Bad : He's involved with the women next door.
Ugly : So are you.

Good : Your son studies a lot in his room.
Bad : You find several porn movies hidden there.
Ugly : You're in them.

Good : Your hubby and you agree, no more kids.
Bad : You can't find your birth control pills.
Ugly : Your daughter borrowed them.

Good : Your husband understands fashion.
Bad : He's a cross-dresser.
Ugly : He looks better than you.

Good : You give the "birds and bees" talk to your daughter.
Bad : She keeps interrupting.
Ugly : With corrections

Good : Your son is dating someone new.
Bad : It's another man.
Ugly : He's your best friend.

Good : Your daughter got a new job.
Bad : As a hooker.
Ugly : Your co-workers are her best clients.
Way ugly : She makes more money than you do.

H/T to Catfish

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January 30, 2006

The Statue

A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband opening the
front door.

"Hurry!" she said. "Stand in the corner." She quickly rubbed baby oil all
over him and then she dusted him with talcum powder. "Don't move until I
tell you to," she whispered. "Just pretend you're a statue."

"What's this honey?" the husband inquired as he entered the room.

"Oh, its just a statue," she replied nonchalantly. "The Smiths bought one
for their bedroom. I liked it so much, I got one for us too."

No more was said about the statue, not even later that night when they
went to sleep.

Around 2 a.m., the husband got out of bed, went to the kitchen and
returned a while later with a sandwich and a glass of milk. "Here," he said to the
statue, "Eat something. I stood at the Smith's for three days like an
idiot and nobody offered me so much as a glass of water."

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Elvis Memories


If Elvis had lived longer, he possibly would have re-written, "Are You Lonesome Tonight,"

Here's how it might have turned out. Turn up speakers and sing along !

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Had my court date today....It came out better than I'd hoped, but still leaves me a problem.

Entered a plea agreement that left me with a $100 civil fine and $106 in court costs. That part is good. With another "compliance to the agreement" hearing set for Feb. 28.

The bad part is that it also puts me under a permament injunction not allowing me to "store inoperable vehicles and/or car parts on my property outside a permament structure" The problem lies in their definition of "inoperable vehicle". The inspector apparently had been around this morning, and believe it or not, the car that I have fixed up enough for short to the corner and back trips had a flat tire,(has a slow leak, and I haven't been here the last 4 days to keep it aired) and that made it an "inoperable vehicle"....the other car (which is actually the best running of the lot) he couldn't check out because my dog prevented him from entering past my (6') privacy fence.

THEIR definition of an "inoperable vehicle" is that you must be able to "legally drive it on the street without getting a ticket" HMMMmmm... as an exLeo I can tell you that there is NO vehicle being driven that can't be cited for SOMETHING, should you be willing to take the time to really inspect it with a fine tooth comb and have a good city ordinance reference book handy.

Now I wouldn't want to try to drive the Chrysler on the street in it's present condition, even though it would make it anywhere in the country mechanically, it's just not too smart with the left side bashed in and the rear lights messed up the way they are. It's going to take at least $2000 to get it back to full safe condition, and I won't have that untill such time as the SS Administration sees fit to release my back pay check. It sounds like I'm being overly possesive of what is, after all, just an old car....but I have a great affinity for this vehicle; it was the last car my ex father in law bought before his death; it's my last tie to a man that I truly loved and respected. That car took Mamamontezz and I to the Texas Blogfest in great comfort, safety and speed three days after I took possesion of it.

This leaves me in a quandry...I have too much stuff in the garage that I have no other place for to put it in there, and I tried to go the sell to the knacker route and the best offer I got was $25.; which he'll part out and get at least $1000 for the engine alone, which rankles my soul; and now, BECAUSE I was trying to become compliant and get a current plate, I can't even do that because I now have to wait for the new title to arrive before I can sell it.

So I have 28 days to fix the situation, or be found in contempt of court, but am caught in a set of interlocking catch-22's that will make it difficult to comply with the order.

Isn't city government wonderful? I'd like to know just HOW I'm causing any sort of hazard and/or eyesore by having a running yet not quite street legal car awaiting repair, parked on concrete in my back yard behind a 6' wooden privacy fence.

This is going to get interesting....bureoucracy vs a stubborn Dutchman trying to use his private property in a manner they don't like. I know I can't win fighting, but it seems that my options are limited as well. We'll just have to see how it turns out...

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An old man in Florida had owned a large farm for

several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed

up nice: picnic tables, horseshoe pits, a

volleyball court, and some apple and peach trees.

The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the

pond and look it over, as he hadn't been there for a while.

He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and

laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a

bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He

made the women aware of his presence and they all

went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him,

"We're not coming out until you leave!"

The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies

swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked."

Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the


Old men can still think fast.

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January 29, 2006

Back home a-gaaain in Ind i ana

Just got back home to the Citidal, had a great flight back, though we did hit a few patches of clear air turbulance that kept it interesting. Managed to find some good souveniers for the home crowd.

I'm really missing Florida...even though I know I really only experienced the best of the state.

The whole weekend was really a dream...great people, good booze in COPIUS amounts ;), good weather;and just a perfect all around experience .

I want to thank Neil and Dea again for putting up with me, as well as putting me up.; BTW, Neil, I left my cigarette case in your truck, any chance I can get you to send it to me, or do you want me to just wait for the next Florida Blogfest?

Stella White Chocolate, next year I think I'll bring my helmet, I still have a headache from that turtle! (NO it's NOT because BC, Dea, RadicalRedneck, and I finished the keg, dammit!) That quirt will be on the way soon....I pity the next fool that ticks you off after it's delivery! LOL

Staci, thanks for everything, I truly hope that we see each other again soon at other Rotty events. Dreams are wonderful things...

Now I know why she's called the "Lady" Heather because she IS one in every good connotation of the word. I sure hope she gets down to Texas this spring; she'll lend real class to our group of "diamonds in the rough".

GuyK....what can I say? He's the EPITOMY of "the Southern Gentleman"; hope I can be like him when I grow up! His Sweetthing reminded me of everyone's favorite Grandma, sweet as sugar, hard as steel, and with a dry wit that can cut like a knife, but done so sweetly, you thank her for the privilage of being in the line of fire, because it means she noticed you. I hope your back is feeling better today Ma'am.

Radical Redneck was probably the smartest person in the crowd, it was a real joy to hear him opine.

BC, I found a hat just like yours, so I'm glad I didn't rip yours off after all, next time we can be the hat twins *grin*. I was glad to finally put a face to the name of our beloved Imperial Torturor. Ladies, I'll let you in on a secret, he's not the perve you would think from his on-line personna, he's just; as Stella described him, a cuddly teddy bear....but then again thare WAS that incident with the chicken....and he was getting awfully chummy with the two basset hounds...so maybe we'd better watch our P's & Q's after all....I'll opine no more, lest I end up enduring a session in the Imperial Gameroom, he did tell me had a new shipment of MM and HT videos that he wanted to test out on some deserving unfortunate victims....

I need to unpack and do some laundry, so till next post, stay safe, have fun, and kill a Commie for Mommy.

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January 28, 2006

SW RottFest-Tampa, Day 2

Saturday of the blog fest...WHAT a party! Got to meet GuyK and his Sweetthing this afternoon, and it was a pure delight. I think he may be sorry for making that offer to come down to his place for a sea fishing trip...Now I've spent such quality time time here, I'm really jonesing for Florida, I'll take any excuse to come back.

The party started getting going around 7 PM, and it was the usual Rott Fest thing; copius mounts of alcohol, HOT women, political BS'ing, and this time, Neil V's band was providing the entertainment with hot licks and cool beats.

I was still sparring with the gorgeous Stella, and hoping I survived her aptitude in administering PAIN...She gave up early with the excuse of an 8 AM flight back to N.O....gonna miss that gal!

I'll have some more pics to post as soon as I get home Sunday night, with hopefully more to follow, if Stella remembers to send the to me.

BC was a real trip this evening, he was in an annual parade this afternoon, where it seems that the participants indulge ina NO style event of distributing beads and downing Jello shots throughout the parade route...He was already well ahead of us in the Adult Beverage Consumption department when he arrived at Castle Van Eerde, but we soon caught up to him ;).

Staci was leading the Florida Gang in live blogging the festivities to the rest of the Empire...with frequent breaks to display her own SPECTACULAR dancing talents, moving to the rythems of Neil's band....Glad I was too wasted to even attempt to try to match her, I would have made a complete fool of myself had I even tried. It was a pure sensious delight just to observe her moves on the sandy patch of ground fronting the band....let's just sayI'm gonna dream well again tonight and I sincerely hope she isn't telepathic!

Gona go back to some serious drinking and politcal bitching now...seems BC has pulled ahead of me again, and I have the Hoosier honor to uphold!

I may have a chance to post again before my flight leaves, but if not, I'll try to put SOMETHING up when I get back home to the Citidal.

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January 27, 2006


Got here to Casa Nan Eerdd at about 7 pm last night...WHAT a GREAT host!

we bought some Adult refresments that we bought for the party when the whole group gets here...well, we HAD refreshments, guess we have to make another runt to the licqor store...

Picked up Stella from the airport this afternoon....I'm in TROUBLE...a Dutchman in the company of a GORGEOUS woman spitfire...I have the feeling that I'm going to get whacked upside the head before the evening is out...

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And here is Stella, Dea, and me...and a decidedly nervous future entre..

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I'll try to keep updateing between six packs and dodging Stella's rightous forays into physical violence..

Update...the party has started, Heather,Stella ans Lady Heather have arrived, as has the pizza WHOOHOO!

Wanna see how lucky Neil and I are? Here'sLady H(front). Staci, Dea, and Stella:
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Here's Lady H having her first experience with Courviosier:

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Stella and the Lady H starting their foray into adult beverages:

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Here I am in a sea of G.L.O.R.'s ...and maybe dinner tomorrow, any wonder I got a shit eating grin?!?:

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Here's Staci showing us some perverted photoshops:

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So far i've been able to keep out of Stella's reach, but I'm losing energy fast, and sooner or later she's gonna knock me out..at least it will be a well deserved assskicking ;)
Well, BC has arrived, so the party is officially started! Maybe I'll update a little later, IF I can stay sober enough to type! ;)

BC is getting a little pervy with dinner:
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Mama, Stella wasn't fast enough with the camera, but BC wanted more nookie from the chicken, apparently I wasn't "Brokeback" enough for him. Neil has locked the two hound dogs away, for their protection.

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It seems that Staci wants to get in on the action...:

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Two pervs, having a blast:

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Furthur updates as possible

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January 26, 2006

Light (or NO) Posting until Monday

It's 5:20 in the morning on Thursday, and in a little over nine hours, I'll be taking off from Indpls. International, on my way to three glorious days in the Florida sunshine in the company of a bunch of fellow reprobate LC's of the Rott Empire. I doubt very much that I'll have much access to a computor until I get back on Sunday night; my lap top is on the fritz again, so I'm not even going to try to lug it with me.

I still have to go to the license branch before my flight tomorrow to take care of a little business that I'll need to have ready for when I go to court Monday afternoon, so I'll only get a couple hours sleep;but I figure I can get a good nap on the plane down to Tampa.

Please visit the fine blogs on my blogroll, and let them know who sent ya there!

Have a marvelous weekend and I'll see you all on Monday, if I can't get a post in before then, and if they don't decide to hold me during the hearing...

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January 25, 2006

Lurch Speaks, How Truthful is HE?

In light of recent statements by John Kerry essentially calling President Bush a liar, I think it might be reasonable to bring back this little issue.

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360 days have passed since you promised America to sign your Form 180 and release all of the information surrounding your discharge from the United States Navy....

So WHEN are you going to do it Mr Kerry? If you want to pontificate on the honesty of another, you should be willing to demonstrate your own qualifications as a truth teller.

H/T to Wild Thing for the reminder, and the photo

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DNC Party

Following the confirmation of Judge Alito by the Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee, the memebers of the DNC retired to console their defeat at their favorite brewery:

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Galloway: Traiter of the year, 2005

Galloway to Uday Hussein: “I’d like you to know that we are with you ‘til the end.”

I certainly hope that Mr. Galloway's constitutents take care of this human wannabe the next time he sits for election.

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How to make a me

Want to know what makes you a you? Take the quiz.. I dispute the "arrogance" ingredient, I prefer to term it "informed confidence".

How to make a delftsman3
3 parts intelligence
3 parts arrogance
3 parts energy
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of emotion


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

I checked my Blog worth and found the following....All I have to say is, any buyers interested?

My blog is worth $48,550.44.
How much is your blog worth?

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Osama Offers Truce?

ALa of Blond Sagacity has a guest post by Free0352 wherein he holds a dicussion with Osama on future options in the GWOT, in the light of his recent offer of a truce.

Free pretty much says it all.

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Three Arkansas Surgeons

I saw this joke over at Liz's site and I JUST had to steal borrow it.

Three Arkansas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed. The first one says, “I’m the best surgeon in Arkansas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for the Queen of England.” The second one says, “That’s nothing. A young man lost an arm and both legs in an accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in field events in the Olympics.”

The third surgeon says, “You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a lady was high on cocaine and marijuana and she rode a horse head on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the horse’s blond mane and a big ass. Now, she’s the Junior Senator from New York.

You know...that explains a lot....

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Quiz Time..

I saw this quiz at Acidmans site. He was bemoaning the fact that he was a Honda, and not an American made car. So I thought I'd take the quiz and see what I was.

I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!

You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Well I guess I can handle that....at least I'm a domestic brand!

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January 24, 2006

Brought a tear to my eye...

Catfish sent me this link to a page by Jeff Edwards that expounds on the fact that we're playing a losing game with all the naysayers that will never agreee with what the Armed Services are doing, that no matter what army we have, it's the WRONG one....

It's well worth the time to read, and PLEASE follow Jeff's advice at the end; when you see a man or woman that wears the uniform, THANK him or her for their service. You don't have to agree with this or that policy. You don't have to think we're doing the right thing in Iraq.

Just acknowledge that these men and women have the courage to sacrifice themselves for an ideal, even if you don't have the same idea of that ideal.

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Pity the Fool

Mamamontezz sent me this link with the admonition that "it would get my blood going".

I have to admit that my first reaction was one of anger; I thought I was going to be reading another hate-filled anti-soldier diatribe such as the owner of HateThe Tooops.com regularly spews out. But in really reading the piece, I found myself more in a mood of pity and envy. Pity that Mr. Stein can be so divorced from the cruel realities of the world we live in, and envy that he has had such an easy life that he can maintain that position.

He doesn't even have the passion of the HBS kool-aid drinkers, when he regurgitates the lies they promulgate. Must be awful dull to be so smug in your rightousness. I find I can't get angry at Mr. Stein because I get the feeling that he doesn't feel any real passion in what he espouses. He does have the right idea in that we have to "give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health".... And blows even that sentiment with "and a safe, immediate return." He tries to bring a cloak of bravery in the face of danger around himself in saying that "he doesn't suport the troops", but his argument is so lackluster that not even the most battle hardened vet can feel anything but pity towards him.

I may be fiery on occasion, but I feel passionately in my beliefs, and I can acknowledge that sometimes I may be mistaken in one or two things in following my passion. Mr. Stein has the complacent smugness of one that never had to really exert an effort; he has determined that the war is immoral in his own mind, even though he has no real reason for that reasoning other than an old tired meme's of "false intelligence" and "American Imperialism". He seems to be experiencing survivors guilt without ever haveing to had to be at risk of any danger, and then pontificates on the morality of an individual soldier engaged in combat?!

PU-LEEZE! Mr Stein seems to be the perennial Sophmore that talks on things he's not qualified to judge, but he doesn't even have the ardor of the radical Idiotarian to even make it interesting except as an example of sophistry.

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January 23, 2006

A Bad day at the Office

Courtesy of BlackFive, here's a view of a REALLY BAD DAY in paratroop training:

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Professor Mike S. Adams has a great treatise up on why he doesn't take feminists serously. As always, he cuts right to the chase and takes no prisoners.

Here's just a taste:

The question “Why don’t you take feminists seriously” is an important one. It deserves a more complete response. So here are my primary reasons:
1. I do not consider 21st century feminism to be a political ideology or philosophy.
American feminists generally do not become feminists because of some well-defined political goal. For example, in your email you enumerate several important political objectives. You want to vote. You want to be free to hold elective office. You want rape to be illegal. You want to be able to work. You don’t want to be forced to get and stay pregnant at all times. You want genital mutilation (of females) to be illegal.
I have an important newsflash, Daisy: You have already achieved all six of these political objectives. But, nonetheless, you continue to rant. And you continue to live in the past. That makes it difficult to take you seriously.....

Go read the rest and see if you don't agree with Professor Adams. It's really good to see an academic with the courage to forgo Political Correctness and really tell it like he feels it is.

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Fair Tax

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You all know how I feel about the Fair Tax, and I'm not alone. Two enterprising people have established a really good resource page about everthing to do with the Fair Tax.

Thanks to the fine page that Jessica Crane and Jonathan Schrader have put together, I found a group that calls themselves The Boston Tea Party that has written a song about it.

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Those Wacky Dems!

With all the litigation concerning firearms, where the manufacturers are being sued because the owners are misusing their weapons, I thought this comparison might warrent revisiting:

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There has been a mini-furor over some recent remarks by the Shrill Beast of New York. I don'ty worry too much about it, because I know that it was just kicking off an advertising campaign for a new product of hers....well, actually, it's a product long utilyzed by the DNC, but now they have a new spokesfigure:

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H/T to Catfish

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January 22, 2006

I think I'm semi-well traveled

Found this via Acidman, and tyhought it might be interesting to see how well traveled I am in comparison with some of my readers...

Here's the States I've traveled:

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Here's the countries:

create your own visited countries map
or vertaling Duits Nederlands

How about you?

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January 21, 2006


Sorry about the lightweight postings; I've just been too busy with our new boarders and my Mother being in the hospital.

Hope to have some good political stuff soon..With Pelosi, Dean, Gore, and Shillery doing their best to get face time, I'm sure there will be some good blog fodder.

You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.

But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.

You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.

You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.

What Donut Are You?

Sounds like me...And If Kennedy can be a jelly donut, I guess a Boston Creme isn't all that bad.

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January 20, 2006

Southern Grandma

Lawyers should never ask a Southern grandma a question if they aren't
prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grand motherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you
since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big
disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you
manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think
you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will
amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed
across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense

She again replied, "Why, yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was
a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem.
He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is
one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife
with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him."

The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench, and in a very
quiet voice, said, "If either of you bastards asks her if she knows me,
I'll throw your sorry asses in jail for contempt."

Need I say Who sent me this?!

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A man and his wife were driving home one very cold night when
the wife asks her husband to stop the car.

There was a baby skunk lying at the side of the road, and she got out to see if it was still alive.

It was, and she said to her husband, "It's nearly frozen to
death. Can we take it with us, get it warm, and let it go in the morning?"

He says, "O.K., get in the car with it."

"Where shall I put it to get it warm?" she asked.

"Put it in between your legs. It's nice and warm there," he suggested.

"But what about the smell?" she asked.

"Just hold its nose."

...the man is expected to recover, but the skunk she used to beat him
with died at the scene.

Yep!, Catfish again....

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I get on the plane and I'm sitting there by the window with two vacant seats when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his black Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to me.

I'm wondering about the dog and I ask why the dog is allowed on the plane. The man explained that he is a DEA agent and that the dog is a "sniffing dog." His name is Sniffer and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne and I put him to work.

The plane takes off, and once it has leveled out, the agent says: "Watch this." He tells Sniffer to "search."

Sniffer jumps down, walks along the aisle, and finally sits very purposefully next to a woman for a several seconds. Sniffer then returns to its seat and puts one paw on the agent's arm.

The agent says, "Good boy," and he turns to the man and says "that woman is in possession of marijuana, so I'm making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land."

I say "that's pretty neat."

Once again, the agent sends Sniffer to search the aisles The Lab sniffs about, sits down beside a man for a few seconds, returns to its seat, and this time, he places TWO paws on the agent's arm. The agent says, "That man is carrying cocaine, so, again, I'm making a note of his seat number for the police."

"I like it!" I tell him.

The agent then told Sniffer to "search" again. Sniffer walked up and down the aisles for a little while, sat down for a moment, and then came racing back to the agent, jumped into the middle seat and pooped.

I was really grossed out by this behavior and can't figure out how or why a well-trained dog would act like that, so I ask the agent "what's going on?"

The agent nervously replied, "He just found a bomb!"

H/T to Catfish

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January 19, 2006

Mom Update #2

Mom's not doing well, although the good news is that they don't believe she has any anuerisms in the brain. They now think that she has a one somewhere in her colon, however. They also determioned that she had a form of pneumonia, which is complicating treating the blood clot there. They have been giving her about two units of blood fraction every two days, but the hemacrit level keeps falling

The drugs they had given her initially had put her into a coma, which she has been coming out of for the last three days, with mixed results, there have been some short periods of violent physical and verbal reactions, followed by a period of lucidity, then calm semi-catatonia.

The violent ranting episodes have really unnerved my dad; to see the woman he's been married to for 53 years, who wouldn't say the word "damn" if she were roasting over hot coals, suddenly become a shreiking flailing harpy with language that would embarrass a stevedore will do that, I guess. The doctors ordered restraints, which upset him even more. So he's been experiencing a stomach bleed himself; old news for him, and just caused by the stress, but still, another complication for him to deal with.

We'll just have to trust that the doctors are able to keep the fine balance in the treatments for the ailments afflicting her without causeing more damage. It's tricky, since every treatment for one aspect is contraindicated for the other three, and the compounding of all effedcts from the four different treatments is greater than the sum of the parts.

But they think that now they have enough information to start to make some real headway. We can only trust that they are correct. There is a reason that they call it the "ART" of medicine. Although science is involved, the instincts and "touch" of the pratitioner seems to be the factor that makes the real difference.

Please keep those good thoughts and prayers coming.

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I WANT It!!!!

Myfriend Catfish sent me this WVM of a car designed to convert a biker into a car buff...it succeeded with me..I would ALMOST be willing to forgo a brand new Goldwing in favor of one of these.

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It's a street legal, two seater race car, powered by a honda Vtek supercharged engine..the engine can develop 300bph at 8600 rpm, and with a body wgt of only 578KG; the effective power availible is almost 600bph. It can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Best of all, prices start at around $42,000 new. Lot of money, yes, but when you consider that the weakest motor option gives you a better weight to power ratio than a Porsche 911, that's dirt cheap. In the most powerful motor option, the only thing that will beat it is a Ferarri Testarosa, which STARTS at the $250,000 range.

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And yes, they DO have a dealership in the U.S.
Damn you Catfish, for giving me a new jones that I can't requite!

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January 18, 2006

Blond Geometry

We disparage blonds all the time, but the truth is that they are just as any other people in intelligence.

Some use their incisive logic to cut right to the chase in geometric problems.

Look below the fold to see if she wasn't correct.

H/T to Catfish

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R. I. P. Winchester

March 1, 2006, will be a sad day indeed for all of us "gun nuts". It will be the last day of the REAL Winchester rifle. When the Repeating Arms Co. closes it's doors on that day for the last time, it will truly be the end of an era.

The Winchester was the "rifle that won the West", and although the name may go on, a Belgian,Japanese, or Portugese product isn't the real thing. All the old style models will be discontinued, including the venerable model 94, arguably the finest rifle ever made. For those of you lucky enough to own one of these fine products of the armorers art, HOLD ON TO THEM. They are going to treble in worth in March. I had hoped to own a Model 94 one day, but with the coming price rise, that will never occur.

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January 17, 2006

Road Rage

An honest man was being tailgated by a
stressed out woman on a busy boulevard.
Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just
in front of him.

He did the right thing, stopping at the
crosswalk, even though he could have
beaten the red light by accelerating through
the intersection.

The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the
horn, screaming in frustration as she missed
her chance to get through the intersection,
dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a
tap on her window and looked up into the
face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with
her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she
was searched, finger printed, photographed,
and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman
approached the cell and opened the door.

She was escorted back to the booking desk
where the arresting officer was waiting with
her personal effects.

He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You
see, I pulled up behind your car while you
were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy
in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at

"I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate holder,
the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker,
the 'Follow Me to Sunday- School' bumper
sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian
Fish emblem on the trunk.

Naturally... I assumed you had stolen the car."

. . priceless

H/T to Jack

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Southern Comfort, Las Vegas Style

After the southern tourist had been served in a Las Vegas cocktail lounge, he beckoned the waitress back and said quietly, "Miss, y'all sure are a luvly, luvly lady; can ah persuade y'all to give me uh piece of ass?"

"Lord, that's the most direct proposition I've ever had!" gasped the girl.

Then she looked around the room, smiled and added, "Sure, why not? You're nice lookin' too and it's pretty slow here right now, so why don't we just slip away up to my room?"

When the pair returned half an hour later, the man sat down at the same table and the waitress asked, "Will there be anything else, sir?"

"Why yes," replied the southern gentleman. "Ah sure'preciate what y'all just did for me; it was real sweet and right neighbourly. But where ah come from in Georgia, we lack our bourbon real cold, so ah still need to trouble y'all for a piece uh ass for mah drink."


This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas, but there are more Catholic churches there than casinos. Not surprisingly, some worshippers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.

Since they get chips from so many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the of ferings. The churches send all their collected chips to a nearby Franciscan Monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in.


This is done by the chip monks.


Didn't see it comin' did ya?!?!

H/T to Catfish

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Viagra Side Effect?

A guy goes to his doctor and says, "Doc, I have a problem. My girlfriend is sleeping over this Friday, my ex-wife is sleeping over this Saturday and my wife is coming home Sunday."

"I need 3 Viagra pills to satisfy them all."

The doctor says, "You know 3 Viagra pills 3 nights in a row is pretty dangerous for any man. I will give them to you on the condition that you return to my office on Monday so that I can check you out."

The man says, "You have a deal Doc."

Monday morning the man returns with his arm in a sling.

The doctor asks, "What happened"?

The man answered, "Nobody showed up!"

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Frequent Viewer Card?

I was walking downtown the other day near one of those hotels where visiting celebraties stay and I happened to find a wallet. Well, being the good samaritan that I am, I opened it to see if I could see who's it was so I could return it.

Seems it belonged to someone named Dean. A Mr. H. Dean to be exact. From Vermont, according to his driver's license. Someone from the Mayor's office said they'd make sure he got it back, since the Mayor and this Dean guy are acquainted or something.

I hope he gets it back soon. I'm sure he'd like to have it back, especially this card.


Seems he has only 5 more viewings before he gets in for free.


To the movie, that is. I can't vouch for the Mayor.

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January 16, 2006

Stuck on Stupid

John Stossel turns his spotlight on public education...his view? We're "stuck on stupid" and the major blame for it can be layed at the feet of the NEA for stifleing competition.

The time has come for vouchers, and more freedom in homeschooling.

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Nagin; a Closet Fundie?

Seems Roy Nagin, mayor of New Orleans, is channeling Pat Robertson now...

Seems he thinks that God is angry at us, and destroyed NO to punish us for being in Iraq.

And to top it all off, he actually shows his racism by referring to NO as the "premier chocolate city in the US"...and he wasn't referring to bon-bons or non-pareils folks.

He goes on to relate imaginary converstions with MLK.

"go with the men in the white coats, Roy, they want to give you a nice vacation..don't mind the extra long sleeved jacket, they are the derigour apparell for the moonbat set right now"

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His Most Royal Highness, Emperor Darth Misha 1, reminds us to take a little trip down memeory lane as we listen to the Mugwumps of the DNC display their BDS as regards Iraq.

Maybe the LSM will give them a pass, but all the alert bloggers out there won't.

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The DNC Family Facility Shown

Once again, Wild Thing demonstrates her artistry with photoshop to illustrate a salient point...America CAN do better!

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"faked", but true....

Once again the New York Slimes have resorted to the "fake but true" method of reporting. This time it was in the use of a photograph instead of words, but the effect is the same. The photo has been taken off the on-line edition of the paper, and a disclaimer correcting the original assertion that the ordnance in question was the remains of a rocket used by American forces was posted...but the damage was already done.

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From the link above:

The picture shows a sad little boy, with a turbaned man next to him, a little bit further from the camera, amid the ruins of a house. Other men and boys peer in from the background. The photo is captioned:

“Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border.”

The story it accompanies is about the apparently failed attempt to take out al Qaeda’s #2 man al Zawahiri, with a missile attack from a Predator drone.
“How sad!” readers are encouraged to think. “These poor people are on the receiving end of awful weapons used by the clumsy minions of Bush. And all to no avail. Isn’t it terrible? Why must America do such horrible misdeeds? Bush must go!”

Anyone that had a passing aquaintence with military ordnance would immedietly identify the "remains of a missile fired from a Predator drone" as either a 152 or 155 MM artillery shell....a "dud' artillery shell, from the rifleing grooves on the body of the shell.

Seems that those vaunted "layers of fact checkers and editors" fell down on the job...AGAIN.

So..a photo is staged to give the impression of inept military action (American, that is) and to cast the opponents in a sorrowful light of the poor innocent victims of same. The action was real; there was a purported gathering of Al Quida operatives in the three houses struck by MISSILES, but the photo was fake, and presented in such a way to denigrate our soldiers. It was another case of "fake, but true" method of trying to shape public opinion..
It might have worked better if just one of those fact checkers knew the difference between their own black holes of ego driven agenda driven "reporting" and a blast hole from a 155MM shell.

Just incidentally..it appears that the shell has a fuse still attached, so anyone within ten yards of that shell was playing high explosive Russian roulette...no doubt that Bush would have been blamed for that as well..

Hey Achmed, hit that with a hammer!

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A man walks to 5th Ave. & 42nd St. during a downpour and some how manages to get a
taxi immediately.

He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Sheldon."


"Sheldon Cohen. There's a guy who did everything right. Like my cab being vacant during
a rainstorm. It would have happened like that for Sheldon every single time."

"Well, no one is perfect. There are always a few clouds over everybody", stated the passenger.

"Not Sheldon. He was a terrific athlete. He could have gone on the pro tour in tennis. He
could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced lik! e a Broadway star.
Handsome and sophisticated, more than Cary Grant. He had a better body than Arnold
in his prime. He was something"

"Somehow Sheldon just knew exactly how to make women happy. He had a memory like a
computer. Could remember everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which fork to
eat with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole neighborhood
blacks out."

"Wow, incredible , no wonder you remember him!"

"Well, I never actually met Sheldon."

"Then how do you know so much about him?"

"After he died, I married his wife."

H/T to Catfish

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Quote of the Day

"The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenseless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenseless against ourselves." ~ Arnold Toynbee

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Educated MORONS

Sir George once again demonstrates how BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) can turn otherwise at least semi-competant academics into blithering idiots.

As Sir George pointed out, for the projections of cost to be accurate, we would have to spend approximately $2 BILLION a year per (current number) wounded veteran for the next 35 years. I know that health care is expensive, (boy, don't I know it after undergoing a sextuple bypass!) but I would think that a $2 million per vet per year figure would be an unreasonably high estimate, much less a $2 billion figure.

They also cite a "slowing of the US economy" WHAT slowing? Last month all the leading economic indicators showed a rise in all areas...

They say that "the rise in oil prices is directly attributal to the war"....Sir George points out that the difference in production in Iraq was only 180,000 barrels lower than this same time last year; which on the world market isn't even a drop in the bucket. Of course, these are economists, so they don't have to provide evidence of their contentions, all the rest of us should just assume that it's gospel truth, working arcane manipulations of numbers that turn out results of past figures into something 71 times greater.

They furthur show that they don't have any conception of what they are talking about when they accuse the US of using depleted uranium bombs in Iraq...seems that they know of a sooper sekrit ordnance™ that the soldiers that use it don't. There is NO SUCH THING as a "depleted uranium bomb".

Furthur, the effects that they ascribe to DU have been shown not to exist in study after study. But, as in the case of all those afflicted with BDS, facts have little to do with their rhetoric. It takes roughly 3 tons of DU per acre to raise the normal background radiation on a given area by .002%. it would take roughly 150,000 rounds of DU PER acre to reach that level...even a raging moonbat should see the absurdity of the possibility of that.

In fact, DU is THREE times less radioactive in the U-235 ( the dangerous fraction) than occurs in NATURAL Uranium that is present in most soils. DU is used in place of lead as shielding in some Hospital x-ray facilities because it's density per ounce allows for thinner shields and it's ability to STOP radiation from passing through it. See large numbers of techs coming down with radiation poisoning?

It's used in the armor plating of some tanks and the ballast weights in some fighter aircraft...see thousands of soldiers and pilots coming down with radiation poisoning? Hundreds? ONE?

Radioactivity is the Boogyman of the uninformed...tell someone that something is "radioactive" and they flee the spot shrieking in terror. It's taylor made for the hysterical meme crowd, since so few people are really informed about it.

Yes the Iraq war IS a costly endeavor, ALL war is costly; both in terms of lives and treasure, but the cost in not seeing it through to the end would be much higher, and asertions such as those made by the authors of the article only serves to muddy the water to the greater detriment of us all.

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I talked to my father and got an update on my mother's condition.

They have started her on a drug regimen including Cumidin to try to disolve the clot in her lung, which has led to a new, slight bleed in her brain. She has lost the ability to speak coherently and has tremors in all her upper body muscles; she seems to be incoherent most of the time. The doctors told my dad to expect this, they are monitering her closely to ensure that no permanent damage will ensue.

They have her hooked into a type of encephlograph to moniter brain activity and are giving her a new CT scan tomorrow to assess the brain in closer detail; depending on the results of that scan, she may require surgury to ensure that there will not be a more serious event...such as an aneurism blowing out. They have no way of telling until after a more complete and detailed scan.

So at present, her condition is serious, but stable, and only time wil tell what her prognosis will be.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. They are a real source of strength.

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January 14, 2006

War Games

Dam Yankee posited what WW2 would have been like if it had been played like an online gamers session.

"If World War Two had been an online Real Time
Strategy game, the chat room
traffic would have gone something like this:"

*Hitler[AoE] has joined the game.*
*Eisenhower has joined the game.*
*paTTon has joined the game.*
*Churchill has joined the game.*
*benny-tow has joined the game.*
*T0J0 has joined the game.*
*Roosevelt has joined the game.*
*Stalin has joined the game.*
*deGaulle has joined the game.*
Roosevelt: hey sup
T0J0: y0
Stalin: hi
Churchill: hi
Hitler[AoE]: cool, i start with panzer tanks!
paTTon: lol more like panzy tanks
T0JO: lol
Roosevelt: o this fockin sucks i got a
benny-tow: haha america sux
Stalin: hey hitler you dont fight me i dont fight
u, cool?
Hitler[AoE]; sure whatever
Stalin: cool
deGaulle: **** Hitler rushed some1 help
Hitler[AoE]: lol byebye frenchy
Roosevelt: i dont got **** to help, sry
Churchill: wtf the luftwaffle is attacking me
Roosevelt: get antiair guns
Churchill: i cant afford them
benny-tow: u n00bs know what team talk is?
paTTon: stfu
Roosevelt: o yah hit the navajo button guys
deGaulle: eisenhower ur worthless come help me
Eisenhower: i cant do **** til rosevelt gives me
an army
paTTon: yah hurry the fock up
Churchill: d00d im gettin pounded
deGaulle: this is fockin weak u guys suck
*deGaulle has left the game.*
Roosevelt: im gonna attack the axis k?
benny-tow: with what? ur wheelchair?
benny-tow: lol did u mess up ur legs AND ur head?

Hitler[AoE]: ROFLMAO
T0J0: lol o no america im comin 4 u
Roosevelt: wtf! thats bullsh1t u fags im gunna
kick ur asses
T0JO: not without ur harbors u wont! lol
Roosevelt: u little biotch ill get u
Hitler[AoE]: wtf
Hitler[AoE]: america hax, u had depression and
now u got a huge fockin
Hitler[AoE]: thats bullsh1t u hacker
Churchill: lol no more france for u hitler
Hitler[AoE]: tojo help me!
T0J0: wtf u want me to do, im on the other side
of the world retard
Hitler[AoE]: fine ill clear you a path
Stalin: WTF u arsshoel! WE HAD A FoCKIN TRUCE
Hitler[AoE]: i changed my mind lol
benny-tow: haha
benny-tow: hey ur losing ur guys in africa im
gonna need help in italy
soon sum1
T0J0: o **** i cant help u i got my hands full
Hitler[AoE]: im 2 busy 2 help
Roosevelt: yah thats right ***** im comin for ya
Stalin: church help me
Churchill: like u helped me before? sure ill just
sit here
Stalin: dont be an arss
Churchill: dont be a commie. oops too late
Eisenhower: LOL
benny-tow: hahahh oh sh1t help
Hitler: o man ur focked
paTTon: oh what now biotch
Roosevelt: whos the cripple now lol
*benny-tow has been eliminated.*
benny-tow: lame
Roosevelt: gj patton
paTTon: thnx
Hitler[AoE]: WTF eisenhower hax hes killing all
my sh1t
Hitler[AoE]: quit u hacker so u dont ruin my
Eisenhower: Nuts!
benny~tow: wtf that mean?
Eisenhower: meant to say nutsack lol finger
paTTon: coming to get u hitler u paper hanging
hun cocksocker
Stalin: rofl
Hitler[AoE]: u guys are fockin gay
Hitler[AoE]: ur never getting in my city
*Hitler[AoE] has been eliminated.*
benny~tow: OMG u noob you killed yourself
Eisenhower: ROFLOLOLOL
Stalin: OMG LMAO!
Hitler[AoE]: WTF i didnt click there omg this
game blows
*Hitler[AoE] has left the game*
paTTon: hahahhah
T0J0: WTF my teammates are n00bs
benny~tow: shut up noob
Roosevelt: haha wut a moron
paTTon: wtf am i gunna do now?
Eisenhower: yah me too
T0J0: why dont u attack me o thats right u dont
got no ships lololol
Eisenhower: fock u
paTTon: lemme go thru ur base commie
Stalin: go to hell lol
paTTon: fock this sh1t im goin afk
Eisenhower: yah this is gay
*Roosevelt has left the game.*
Hitler[AoE]: wtf?
Eisenhower: sh1t now we need some1 to join
*tru_m4n has joined the game.*
tru_m4n: hi all
T0J0: hey
Stalin: sup
Churchill: hi
tru_m4n: OMG OMG OMG i got all his stuff!
tru_m4n: NUKES! HOLY **** I GOT NUKES
Stalin: d00d gimmie some plz
tru_m4n: no way i only got like a couple
Stalin: omg dont be gay gimmie nuculer secrets
T0J0: wtf is nukes?
T0J0: holy ****holy****hoyl****!
*T0J0 has been eliminated.*
*The Allied team has won the game!*
Eisenhower: awesome!
Churchill: gg noobs no re
T0J0: thats bull**** u fockin suck
*T0J0 has left the game.*
*Eisenhower has left the game.*
Stalin: next game im not going to be on ur team,
u guys didnt help me for
Churchill: wutever, we didnt need ur help neway
tru_m4n: l8r all
benny~tow: bye
Churchill: l8r
Stalin: fock u all
tru_m4n: shut up commie lol
*tru_m4n has left the game.*
benny~tow: lololol u commie
Churchill: ROFL
Churchill: bye commie
*Churchill has left the game.*
*benny~tow has left the game.*
Stalin: i hate u all fags
*Stalin has left the game.*
paTTon: lol no1 is left
paTTon: weeeee i got a jeep
*paTTon has been eliminated.*
paTTon: o sh1t!
*paTTon has left the game.*

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Confirmation Hearings

This cartoon pretty much demonstrates Sen. "Splash" Kennedy's expertise at questioning...Too bad Alito didn't respond just this way.

MaryJo Kopechni is still unavailible for comment.

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Hate to ask, but Need your Prayers yet again..

Got bad news this morning. Seems that my mother had to go to the hospital this morning. The doctors have determined that she has a blood clot in her lung and think she has had a small bleed in her brain. They induced heavy sedation to protect her brain from any further damge than may have already occurred.

The doctors believe that she came in to the hospital before any truly serious damage has occurred, but they don't know just what the extent of damage is as yet.

My parents live three hours away, and I don't have a vehicle dependable enough to make the trip, so, for now I just have to wait by the phone and glean information as I can. They may be transferring her to a hospital here in Indianapolis for treatment as soon as they determine just what they are dealing with. They are concerned, as she's been dealing with congestive heart failure for several years. It's been controlled with drugs and a pacemaker, but it does make treatment of her current conditions more problematic.

It's tough getting old, every body system just seems to fall apart a piece at a time. If you would, please add Josephine Meyer to your prayers tonight. It means a lot to us. I'm an Agnostic, but I do believe that prayers do help. That may be contradictory to you, but... call it a focusing of energy to help heal,
or a meditation of the mind..or just a comfort in time of stress.

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You should have grown up during the twenties

You are cool, sophisticated and hip – even by today’s standards. You like things before they are considered cool, and you like them long afterwards.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

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January 13, 2006

Terror Strike? Part two

As an update on THIS POST, I found this little tid-bit at Odysseus..lets see, an analyst predicts a major terrorist attempt in the US within the next thirty days...and now we have a story about men of ME extraction attempting to buy disposable cell phones in bulk...in two widely separate locations, one of them, the President's hometown...All of a sudden the urgency of tapping those conversations seems just a little more urgent, doesn't it?

As Odysseus noted, these basicly untraceable phones (roughly 230 of them?!?) were being bought two days after the New York Slimes revealed the wiretapping program of foreign origin based communications.... Around here that's called strong circumstantial evidence.

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Women and Hardware

Harlow was fixing a door and he found that he needed a new hinge,so he
sent his wife Mary to the hardware store. At the hardware store, Mary saw a
beautiful teapot on a top shelf while she was waiting for Carl,the
manager,to finish waiting on a customer.

When Carl was finished, Mary asked "How much for the teapot?"

Carl replied, "That's silver and it costs $100!"
"My goodness, that sure is a lotta money!" Mary exclaimed. Then
she proceeded to describe the hinge that Harlow had sent her to buy,
and Carl went to the back room to find it.

From the back room Carl yelled, "Mary, you wanna screw for that hinge?"'

Mary replied, "No, but I will for the teapot."

This is why you can't send a woman to a hardware store.

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Mamamontezz sent me the link to this story. I can't post on it; it just disgusts me too much.

All I can say is I sincerely hope that both defendants get the maximum penalty allowed by law.

Given my choice, they would be held for life in a sealed cell that was flooded twice a day, just to the point where they could drown....good thing the Constitution has that little prohibition from "cruel and unusual punishment" to protect slime like this from people like me....good that I'm protected from sinking to their level.

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Murtha: Hero, or Putz?

Rep. Murtha has used his status as a Viet Nam war hero to lend weight to his accusations of President Bush as, among other things, condicting an "illegal war". Rep. Murtha has two purple hearts for wounds sustained in combat, leading one to believe that he does have "gravitas" as the LSM would call it.

But DOES he really deserve that gravitas? Marc Morano and Randy Hall seem to think they have found evidence that Murtha is more like another Democratic "war hero", and doesn't deserve the medals that he received.

Mr. Murtha, unlike the other poseur, DID volunteer for service in Viet Nam, and he deserves recognition for that, but if it can be proven that he doesn't deserve the extra recognition for service that those medals represent, he shows that he too, was thinking of a future political career when he gamed the system to get them...but at least he didn't use them to avoid furthur military service.

Are the charges legitimate? I can't say, there isn't enough information as yet to be certain, but one thing that does lend credence to the charges is Mr. Murtha's refusal to release his military records that could answer the question one way or another to both sides satisfaction. What do you have to hide Mr. Murtha?

Release your records and prove the other side wrong, and you increase your standing as a critic of the war.

I do respect Mr. Murtha's service, but his current statments belie everything that that service stood for, and the fact he won't settle this question as easily as he could only further lessens the respect for that service that he should be accrued. Prior service only extends so far, present actions can eiter enhance that respect, or destroy it. For myself, I don't care whether the charges are true or not; Mr. Murtha's statements destroyed any respect that I felt due him.
He has let partisian politics taint what was a good record.

"Once a Marine;ALWAYS a Marine" is the Corps' (unofficial) proud credo, but I think they would like to make an exception in Rep. Murtha's case.

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January 12, 2006


Lifted from GuK:

Close your eyes and make this image: It's blazing summer heat in Ar Ramadi, and the Marines have just finished an important anti-insurgent operation. A CNN reporter is "embedded", and has been covering the action, and his cameraman has just gotten a video of a Marine sniper making a kill with his M-24 sniper rifle.

The CNN reporter waits until the Marine and his spotter have stood down, and he goes up to the sniper and sticks the microphone in the sniper's grimy face. "What do you feel when you kill an enemy freedom fighter like that?" the reporter asks the Marine.

The Marine squints some dust from his eyes, looks the reporter up and down, and says, "Recoil, sir."

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January 11, 2006

Islam: "Peaceful" or Not?

There is an interesting artical about Hal Lindsey at World Net Daily that posits that the more a Muslim reads the Quran, the more likely he will become a "radical".

You may dismaiss Hal Lindsey as a "radical/Fundementalist" Christian, but I do believe that his theory should be looked into more closely. And if the correlation can be demonstrated, it should put to rest all the assertions by apologists that "Islam is a peaceful religion".

The fact that 95% of all conflicts in the world today involve Islam as one of the primary antagonists seems to me to lend credence to Mr. Lindsey's theory.

And yes, I'm aware that ANY religion can be used as a basis for launching aggression against non-adherants to that religion, but seemingly, in the last two centurys or so, Islam is the only one to do so.

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Terror Strike?

Could there be a major terrorist attack in the US in the next thirty days?

Christopher Brown, an analyst with the CIA, believes so.

He believes that he's discerned a pattern between the release of video statements by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Quida's number two leader, and major terorist activity. Mr. Brown posits that the videos are a trigger mechanism to start the countdown on planned terrorist operations.

As he puts it:
Regarding the video release pattern, "once can be an interesting anomaly, twice could be a coincidence, but three times is a pattern,"

This is even more aprepo, when you see the reaction that has ensued since it was revealed that President Bush authorized warrantless wiretapping of communications originating from known associates of terrorism in other countries into the US. These are the methods by which information can be gathered to discover and block a terror attack, yet it seems that many would rather rant about Bush as a Naziesque violater of privacy than to do the things needed to actually try to stop attacks before they occur.

These communications are by their nature ephemeral and not conducive to legalistic manuevers. That great care in effective oversight of such operations to ensure that they don't go past the line is obvious, but the argument has reached hysterical proportions, with partisianship being the base motivator, forgetting that while they argue legalisms, the enemy within is moving, preparing to kill as many of our citizens as possible.

President Bush SHOULD be faulted by allowing our borders to remain as porous to infiltration as they sadly are, but not for doing what was necessary to trying to halt the actions of the infiltrators once here.

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January 10, 2006

Thats one HOT Mouse!

Here's the story of the Arsonist Rodent... "Revenge of the Rodent"© Think it would make a good movie title?

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Another Hero

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There are civilian heroes here at home, as well as the usual servicemen doing their turn in the Sandbox. Mr. Kim fits the true definition of a hero, one who risks his own life in the defense of others.

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January 09, 2006


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H/T to Lucianne

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WHO says Republicans don't have a sense of Humor?

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Vice President Dick Cheney gets a round of applause after addressing troops at a rally at Fort Leavenworth Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Leavenworth, Kan.

"I'm using a cane today, and it's driving the press nuts. (Laughter.) They keep asking my staff what happened to the Vice President, is it serious? And so I said, no, Secretary Rumsfeld bit me in the ankle. (Laughter.) Not to worry. (Laughter.) But don't tell him I said that. (Laughter.) "

H/T to Wild Thing

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Illegal Immigrant Card?

I found this over at GuyK's place, and as a legal immigrant/naturalized citizen myself, I find it particularly poignant:

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I think Guy has it right when he opines that one effective way of stemming such immigration is to stop it from the emplyers side by instituting LARGE fines on those that employ illegals. No jobs, no illegals. Simple cause and effect.
It might not stop it totally, there are always those that believe that they will "get away with it", but it would be a large step forward in the border war, not to mention, providing some extra checks preventing terrorists such easy access into the country as they now have.

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Will the Progressives ever realize we're in a WORLD WAR?

HERE IS yet another example of plain speaking by a representative of Islamofacism, outlineing their end goal; nothing less than a world-wide Islamic state under Shar'ia.

Progressives are constantly trying to blame the US and/or "Western Culture" as the cause of the conflict, yet the Islamofacists themselves make no such claims.
They state their end goal clearly enough, as well as continually demonstrate their willingness to commit any act of atrocity in furthurance of that goal:

"Second, install sharia (Islamic law) on the entire Earth and spread Islamic justice there (...). The attacks will not cease until after the victory of Islam and the setting up of sharia," he swore.
~Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (emph. mine D)

HOW'S THIS for "hate speech"?:

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said in an audio tape put onto the Internet Sunday that rockets had been fired at Israel from Lebanon last month "on the instructions" of the network's overall chief Osama bin Laden.
"The rocket firing at the ancestors of monkeys and pigs from the south of Lebanon was only the start of a blessed in-depth strike against the Zionist enemy"

These are the people that Cindy Sheehan considers "freedom fighters"?!?

Also interesting to note:

"Zarqawi also said the guerrillas had carried out nearly 800 operations against "the crusader forces" since the occupation of Iraq, putting "crusader" casualties at around 40,000 soldiers."

Funny, I thought we had only lost 2038 ? Not to make light of those that paid the ultimate cost of freedom, but thats quite a discrepancy; between 2038 and 40,000....maybe it's some new form of Islamic math?

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January 08, 2006

Wild Thang, You are the GREATEST!

Wild Thing is the best at Photoshop I've ever seen, as demonstrated by this little example I ripped off borrowed from her site:

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Weird Howard Puts his foot in it ---AGAIN

“There are no Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, not one, not one single Democrat. Every person named in this scandal is a Republican. Every person under investigation is a Republican. Every person indicted is a Republican. This is a Republican finance scandal. There is no evidence that Jack Abramoff ever gave any Democrat any money and we’ve looked through all of the F.E.C. reports to make sure that’s true…I know the Republican National Committee would like to get the Democrats involved in this. They're scared. They should be scared. They haven't told the truth. They have misled the American people, and now it appears they're stealing from Indian tribes. The Democrats are not involved in this.”
~Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean CNN’s Late Edition,1/8/2006

Read it and weep Howie!

40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000
Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792
Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750
Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000
Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000
Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000
Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168
Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941
Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000
Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500
Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250

Lil' Howie proves yet again that he doesn't live in the same world as the rest of us. I just hope that he keeps bloviating though, he's the best thing for the Republican party since they passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Another rewrite of history that doesn't seem to be recalled, but that's a different post.)

I blatently stole this from Wild Thing, only I don't have the cool art work.

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WHY didn't I think of this?

Finally, someone has come out with a 100 % bipartisan
political bumper sticker. The hottest selling bumper sticker comes
from New York State:

2008 - "RUN, HILLARY, RUN"

Democrats put it on the rear bumper
Republicans put it on the front bumper.

H/T to Catfish

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Bubba Knows Everyone!

Bubba was bragging to his boss one day, "You know, I know everyone that there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them." Tired of his boasting, his boss called his bluff, "OK, Bubba how about Tom Cruise?"

"Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it."
So Bubba and his boss fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise's door, and sure enough, Tom Cruise, shouts, "Bubba! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!"

Although impressed, Bubba's boss is still skeptical. After they leave Cruise's house, he tells Bubba that he thinks Bubba's knowing Cruise was just lucky.

"No, no, just name anyone else," Bubba says.

"President Clinton, "his boss quickly retorts.

"Yes," Bubba says, "I know him, let's fly out to Washington." And off they go.
At the White House, Clinton spots Bubba on the tour and motions him and his boss over, saying, "Bubba, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let's have a cup of coffee first and catch up."

Well, the boss is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced. After they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Bubba, who again implores him to name anyone else.

"The Pope," his boss replies. "Sure!" says Bubba. "My folks are from Poland, and I've known the Pope a long time." So off they fly to Rome.
Bubba and his boss are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Bubba says, "This will never work. I can't catch the Pope's eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I'll come out on the balcony with the Pope." And he disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican.

Sure enough, half an hour later Bubba emerges with the Pope on the balcony. But by the time Bubba returns, he finds that his boss has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics. Working his way to his boss' side, Bubba asks him, "What happened?"

His boss looks up and says, "I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, 'Who's that on the balcony with Bubba?'"

H/T to Jack

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New Prayer

My friend Jack sent me this today, and even though I'm an Agnostic, I feel the same outrage at the anti-religion atitude in the government schools indoctrination centers. The only thing that I can affirm is that, as long as there are quizzes, tests, and year end exams, they can never truly get prayer out of school.

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Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
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For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

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We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

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If you aren't ashamed to do this, please pass this on.
Jesus said, " If you are ashamed of me," I will be ashamed
of you before my Father."

Not ashamed. Passing this on.

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Best Blond Joke Ever

I love Blond jokes, and Samantha Burns has the BEST ONE EVER!

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Murtha's Comeuppance

Michelle Malkin isolated the video of Rep. Murtha getting his clock cleaned by one of those "demoralized" soldiers he keeps harping about.

The look on Murthas face says it all.

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January 07, 2006

Yeah, Saddam was "just misunderstood"

Yeah, the Left and their "experts" say that Saddam would never have worked with Al Qiada and vice versa.
One group were religious fanatics and Saddam was a secularist, after all....Too bad that the documentation found in Iraq on three Terrorist training camps run by Saddams Elite Republican Guard belie that meme....facts have such a bad habit of ruining a perfectly good meme to use against President Bush..

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January 06, 2006


Romeocat and Misha do far more justice to this story than I ever could.

I'll just limit myself to six words on the matter:




(some assembly required)

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Pictures that make you go "Hmmm"

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Truth in advertising comes to panhandling. I might be tempted to assist this man in his "research", as at least he was honest in his goals.

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Finally!, a totally accurate weather indicater.

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Democrats introduced new military cost-cutting proposals in weapons systems in Congress today.

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Further proof that Bush is hated around the world, and our troops are bloodthirtsty barbarians as Murtha and Kerry allege.

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Points to Ponder

As the New Year begins, here are just a few things to keep in mind:

Number 10 - Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9 - Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one
can die.

Number 8 - Ladies: Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him
without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7 - Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a
person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6 - Some people are like a Slinky .. not really good for anything,
but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5 - Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in
hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 4 - All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no
attention to criticism.

Number 3 - Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial
tax cut saves you 30 cents?

Number 2 - In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the
world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

AND THE NUMBER 1 THOUGHT FOR 2006: We know exactly where one cow with
mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in
America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal
immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department
of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

H/T to Catfish

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Good News

They released my Father in Law from the hospital. The treatments worked to relieve the stress on the heart, and they determined that the heart had sustained no lasting damage.

Wesley's still weak and having trouble breathing, but that's to be expected with his COPD. It's just a matter of (not much) time until that condition takes him, but at least he's home for now. We only hope he survives untill his 50 wedding anniversary in May.

THANK YOU ALL for your thoughts and prayers in this time, it's meant a lot to both Mamamontezz and I.

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Year End Review

Odysseus has his own perspective on the "Year in Review" that's really worth the read. I especially liked his handling of Cindy Sheehans antics.

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Culture Wars

If you really want to see an Ass in action...too bad that the Letterman is a Hoosier...musta been corrupted by his time in New York.

You were correct in one thing Dave...you ARE'NT smart enough to debate anything of meaningful consequence. O'Reilly is an pompous ass too, but at least he puts out a train of reasoning for his position, and welcomes a debate from those who disagree.

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January 05, 2006

MATH 101


Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to
understand her at all.



Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot
more willing to die.



A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and
cackling, telling me, "You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.


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January 04, 2006


I'm sure everyone's aware that those miners, with one exception, in W.Virginia didn't survive their ordeal. All I can do is offor my heartfelt condolences to the families. I hope that the one surviver, who was still in critical condition the last I heard, continues to recover.

We all take it for granted that we will have power at the flick of a switch, and that the fuel needed to generate that power will be there, but we forget that that fuel carries a price. Mining has always been, and IS, a dangerous profession. We need to remember those brave souls that toil within the bowels of the earth to help provide a better life for us all.

I've been in a coal mine ONCE, and it scared the hell out of me. I've been a cave rat since I was 11 years old, and I'm not claustrophobic, so it wasn't the dark or the close spaces that bothered me. It was the knowledge that it wasn't a natural space I was in, but one torn out by man and inherently unstable without constant vigilence and shoring. In other words, it's a space held open by the technology and will of man, and we know all too well the flaws of anything done by man.

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January 03, 2006

Let the Citizens decide? NO, they won't vote the way WE want!

No matter how you feel about gay marriage, don't you think that it's up to the people of a state to determine whether or not to allow it?

Not according to the Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders(GLAD) in Mass.

Gay marriage was "legalized" by a landmark court known as Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health in 2003. It ended "discrimination" in marriage by judicial fiat.

A number of citizens were incensed at this ruling and decided to request a ballot initiative be placed on the ballot calling for an amendment to the Mass. state constitution banning same sex marriage. Sounds like the American way, doesn't it? Letting the citizenry of a state decide what they will and will not allow in their state? Not according to GLAD. They contend that the citizens of the state can not constitutionally initiate any sort of plebacite to reverse a judicial ruling, that it can only originate from within the legislature. The REAL horror here is that they may be legally correct...Mass.'s constitution does seem to contain such a stricture. In other words, the people of the state have no voice in public policy question other than that which can be induced by one of their elected representatives. That seems to be reasonable on it's face...after all , that's why we elect representatives, to ensure that the will of the people is carried out in an orderly. measured manner, but it's discounting the fact that in todays PC world, it's the loudest minority that seems to get the most attention from the political class, and that class can be cowardly when faced with accusations of not being PC by an ultravocal minority, with the possible subsequent loss of their seats if they don't buckle to the pressure.

Seems to me that the good people of Mass. need to have TWO Constitutional reform referendums placed on the ballot in 2008. When enough people are dissatisfied with the current trend of major issues, it seems to me that it would be within their basic rights to attempt to redress those grievences with a public referendum. If they lose, fine, the people have made their voice known. But that isn't what GLAD believes. They KNOW that their position would be a hard fought one,and one where they could very possibly lose, and so would rather rely on the decision of one man in a black robe to press their agenda forward, no matter what the people may believe, and they're perfectly willing to stack the deck to ensure that the people will have no real voice in the matter.

That is could even be "legally" possible to do so points out to a flaw in the state constitution. But what else would you expect from a state that would continually re-elect an alcoholic manslaughterer to it's senior Senate seat position?

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January 02, 2006

50 Things to eat before you Die

Chelle had a meme that I could really get into.

What foods have you eaten? Just copy the list and BOLD the one's you've at least tasted, and add any items you think should be added.

1. Fresh fish
2. Lobster
3. Steak
4. Thai food
5. Chinese food
6. Ice cream
7. Pizza
8. Crab
9. Curry
10. Prawns
11. Moreton Bay Bugs (I've never HEARD of these...)
12. Clam chowder
13. Barbecues
14. Pancakes
15. Pasta
16. Mussels
17. Cheesecake
18. Lamb
19. Cream tea
20. Alligator (not yet, but I'm hoping Catfish will get me some this summer!)
21. Oysters
22. Kangaroo (hard to get in Indiana, but if I ever find it, I'll try it!)
23. Chocolate
24. Sandwiches
25. Greek food
26. Burgers
27. Mexican food
28. Squid
29. American diner breakfast( I was a truck driver, I LIVED on these!)
30. Salmon
31. Venison
32. Guinea pig
33. Shark
34. Sushi
35. Paella
36. Barramundi
37. Reindeer
38. Kebab
39. Scallops
40. Australian meat pie(IF the "Outback" version counts)
41. Mango
42. Durian fruit (It STINKS, but it does taste good!)
43. Octopus(actually it's one of my favorite foods.)
44. Ribs
45. Roast beef
46. Tapas
47. Jerk chicken/pork
48. Haggis (find me a Scotsman to make it...I'll try it)
49. Caviar
50. Cornish Pastry

My own choices to add would be Bear, whale, and conger eel

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And Will you, Flipper, take this woman...

A while back I was engaged in a lively debate about same sex marriage with a person that could see o problems with it whatsoever, I on the other hand, while believing that there must be some sort of provision made to protect the assets of same sex couples in inheritence and health decisions, felt that allowing same sex "marriage" was the wrong way to go. One of my arguments was that, once the gates were opened, under any sort of legal language allowing it, all sorts of "marriages would have to be allowed. Adults with children, humans with animals, humans with inanimate items...my partner in the debate poh-poohed thes ideas as "paranoia" and "extremist extrapolations that couldn't possibly occur".

Well Chelle, I TOLD YOU SO! Granted, it didn't happen here in the States, but in an even STRICTER society when it comes to marriage..., even you would have to agree that you wouldn't think that it would be the normal course for her to take...

I'm just waiting for the story about a woman wanting to marry her Miata....

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I am Queen..."Feds; care for my Peons"!

Let's see...Louisianna is ravaged by two hurricanes, and the Gov. blames the Federal govt. for not "responding quickly enough, WITH enough", even though SHE didn't fulfill her responsiblities to the safety of her people in any manner whatsoever...

What to do? Slash government expenses and have a possible layoff of 20% of state employees...oh, and remodel offices in the statehouse to the tune of $564,838...

Officials claimed that they feared that they would be successfully sued if they canceled the remodeling contract, bidded 30 days before Katrina hit....Riiiiiiiiight.

Gov. Blanco, I hope you enjoy your new Swedish granite countertops, frosted glass and plasma tv screens in your new offices as much as you can, I certainly hope that the people of Louisianna have enough common sense to ensure that you won't be able to do so after the next election.

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Quote of the Day

“Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God. Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”
~Mark Twain

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One Shot, One Kill..at 4100 Ft.

Here's another side of operations in Iraq. That of the Sniper. Sgt. J Gilliland is fast becoming a legend in the sniper community. He has between 55 and 65 confirmed kills, but he recently polished his reputation with a one shot kill from a range of 4,100 Feet...about 900 feet longer than the "maximum" range of his sighting equipment.

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WW1 had Sgt York, WW2: Audie Murphy, Viet Nam:Carlos Hathcock.

Now Iraq has Sgt Gilliland. One man with a rifle, and the skill to use it effectively, CAN make a difference.
Operational security (and I'm SURE personal preference) aside, we need to know about heroes like Sg. Gilliland. The MSM talks "quagmire" and without anything other than causelty statistics and insurgent Islamofacist attacks being reported, it's hard to keep the morale here at home up. It's an unfortunate fact of life that we need our heroes. I'm sure that Sgt. Gililand considers himself anything BUT a hero...probably more along the lines of a hired gun, in the service of his country, yes; but nothing more than a hired killer. But he IS a hero in that his particular skill saves far more lives than he takes.

I hope he takes comfort in that fact in the years to come when the inevitable pangs of conscience crop up. The snipers job is a particularly callous one. You can respect the enemy, but you can't give him the chance to "fight fair"; you hunt him, find him, and kill him as expeditiously as possible. No romance, no honor, just murder; but murder in the cause of a higher calling, saving lives.
Lives of your fellow servicemen and civilians.

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January 01, 2006

one HELL of a Party!

One Monday morning a mailman is walking the
neighborhood on his usual route. As he approaches
one of the homes he noticed that both cars were
in the driveway. His wonder was cut short by Bob,
the homeowner, coming out with a load of empty
beer and liquor bottles.

"Wow Bob, looks like you guys had one hell of a
party last night." the mailman comments.

Bob in obvious pain replies, "Actually we had it
Saturday night. This is the first I have felt like
moving since 4:00 am Sunday morning. We had about
fifteen couples from around the neighborhood over
for New Years Eve and it got a bit wild. Hell, we
got so drunk around midnight that we started playing

The mailman thinks a moment and says, "How do you
play that?" "Well all the guys go in the bedroom and
we come out one at a time with a sheet covering
us and only our "privates" showing through a hole
in the sheet.

Then the women try to guess who it is."

The mailman laughs and says, "Damn, I'm sorry I missed

"Probably a good thing you did," Bob responds.

"Your name came up four or five times."

Blatently stolen from GuyK

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