30 September 2011

How many clowns fit on top a vacuum cleaner?

Furry clowns. Take a look.

Now quick. How many were there?

no cheating and watching it again.

26 September 2011

In case you were wondering who is in charge here

It's the oil companies. Want proof?

(AP) PASADENA, Texas -- Three commissioners appointed by Gov. Rick Perry may grant some of the nation's largest refineries a tax refund of more than $135 million - money Texas' cash-strapped schools and other local governments have been counting on to help pay teachers and provide other public services.

Just in case you had any doubts. But don't let this stop you from supporting the Governor! No indeedy.

after all, unlike G.W. Bush, he is the real thing when it comes to being Texan.

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24 September 2011

So. How do you spend your day?

Fascinating. Here are some charts loaded with data about how Americans spend their day. Not much to my surprise, time spent on 'correspondence' and 'sports and recreation' don't even show up on the charts. More to my surprise, neither does 'religious activity.' Link

well, maybe if you blow the chart up by about 500% you could see something.

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23 September 2011

The Obama Doctrine

From a Pakastani journalist writing for Dawn:
The real lesson to be learnt from the OBL raid — that is if we wish to learn — is that the US can find its enemies, no matter how long it takes, and with impunity eliminate them.

I'd rather our true friends and our enemies hear that than some premature "Mission Accomplished."

but then, I have always been a 'realist' - I hope.

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19 September 2011

They're different from you and me

They lack a sense of proportion.
"By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over," - Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), in an interview on MSNBC, on why as a small business owner he can't afford a tax increase.

When I retire I hope I am down to my last $400,000.

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17 September 2011

Another species goes extinct

Another species went extinct today when its last living representative died. Lovers of the exotic species nation-wide are distraught.

It will be missed.

Run for President!! Samad Pashean!!

Didn't like that last modest proposal? Here's another one: repeal the amendment preventing the foreign born from becoming president so this guy, the official court jester of an Afghani warlord, can run for the Republican presidential nomination next time:
Atta boasted proudly of Pashean’s many talents, telling me that in addition to his prowess as an entertainer, he was also a professional blackmailer, a master thief, and a prolific murderer, with an estimated fifty victims killed by his own hand. As Atta related this last statistic in delighted exclamation, the other men and boys in the room laughed and stared reverentially at Pashean, who grinned and nodded his head in acknowledgment.


Read the whole article - some of it has medieval historical content!

what? That's not a come-on for you?

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A modest proposal to save Social Security

"Being uninsured means foregoing necessary care, especially preventive care, which annually causes the premature deaths of at least 50,000 people." [Joe Conason, RealClearPolitcs]

“There are simple solutions - just not easy ones.” Ronald Reagan

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16 September 2011

A very conservative jury

And the verdict on Michelle Bachman is in (via the Washington Monthly- a very liberal rag):

While this isn’t new to many of us, the vaccine story appears to be uniquely damaging, in part because she was perceived as faltering anyway, making the controversy a poorly-timed setback. Jim Dyke, a former communications director for the Republican National Committee unaffiliated with any candidate, said, “This is the nail in the coffin in her campaign.”

That may sound excessive, but just over the last few days, Bachmann’s anti-vaccine comments have come under fire from, among others, Rush Limbaugh, the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, Bachmann’s former campaign manager, and the American Association of Pediatrics.

Well, bring out the forks. She's done.

Next week, exactly where is Ms Palin?

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15 September 2011

Without comment

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14 September 2011

Tea Party

White, over 60, mostly southern and mostly Protestant. Put that way, I am one of them.

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12 September 2011


of the 9/11 rescue dogs. Some still survive. They look haunted, but that is because they are old, and the photographer wanted them to look that way.

what else could it be.

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