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Archive for May 8th, 2009

Update: Saw this over at doubleplusundead, and it takes precedence over anything else you’ll read here.  It’s a two-hanky kind of thing, and it puts our soldiers where they should be – in our highest respect.

More here on US Army 1st Lt. Brian Brennan.   As far as I’m concerned all of our servicemen/servicewomen are heroes, but stories like Brian’s should be told because of his unstoppability.

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It’s a mocking post, so lets be really annoying then, shall we?  The snippet of news in the graphic was fresh fairly recently although it may have been missed by most.

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So I says to myself, “Self, how would you poke obnoxiously at a set of values that puts everyone in this kind of asinine situation?”

Let’s just say that if you are a woman in Saudi Arabia trying to buy a bra… this has to really suck ass.

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Ok, this is terrible.  It’s funny.  It’s got a bad word in it.  Don’t read the bad word.  Laugh.  Live a little.  Make fun of life.  Life is ugly, so mock it and mock it often.

Pooh-PigI don’t know who did the graphic.  Love it though.

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Stolen shamelessly from McGoo.  I am a bad person.  But then he stole it from someone else, so two wrongs cancel out and I can sleep comfortably at night.

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Being able to mock frequently is as important as good daily… Thai food.

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They say that this is not suggested but I thought it was obvious.  You wouldn’t want to catch swine flu.

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As a public service announcement two very highly placed individuals at my office – guys I eat Thai food with – say that Bruce Campbell’s new movie “My Name is Bruce”.

As an Oregon boy, I can’t say as how I’ve seen it yet but I will this weekend, as dog is my co-pilot.  (that would be Zoe)  The plot synopsis starts out well – here’s the first paragraph.

My Name is Bruce is the heroic struggle of a small mining town (Gold Lick, Oregon) to rid itself of a vengeful monster. Guan-di (Jamie Peck), the Chinese god of war and protector of the dead, has been unleashed by cemetery desecrating teenagers to protect the graves of Chinese miners lost in a deadly cave-in of yesteryear.

I grew up in an actual small-mining town in Oregon, so I should know about towns named “Gold Lick”.  First, there is no town named “Gold Lick, Oregon” and second, why did they make the town name sound like a brothel?  Or was that the point?

Whatever… Bruce, you rock dude.  Live forever, and I hope you are enjoying doing Burn Notice as much as I am watching it.

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Over at doubleplusundead, DPUD has provided a link to Tactical Bacon.  God, I am so happy I could just DIE.

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BACON IN A CAN.

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Why do people get all impressed when someone with lots of money stands up and talks about scads of things they’ve given away?  This latest KFC idiocy is just unbelievable.

Known for generosity, Winfrey has doled out impressive giveaways for her studio audiences, from books to cars, and her comments or support have caused distinct spikes in the popularity of everything from consumer goods to political candidates. She also has hosted a televised philanthropy competition, “Oprah’s Big Give,” where contestants help people in need.

Hey, it’s nice that you have given away stuff, and yeah you’re helping people out.  But here’s the kicker – if you want to show me what a great person you are… don’t try to show me what a great person you are.  TRUE altruism is giving of yourself and no one being the wiser as to who you are – anonymity.

A good deed should be done for it’s own sake.

All too often publicized giving is about improving your image.

Somewhere I read a hebrew viewpoint with good wisdom:

  1. The lowest level of charity, to be avoided if at all possible, is to give a poor person a gift with his full knowledge that you are the donor.
  2. The second is to give an anonymous gift to meet an immediate need.
  3. The third is to provide work that the needy one knows you provided.
  4. The highest level is to provide a job for one in need without his knowledge that you provided it.

Just food for thought.

Effective and far more appealing to me was Paul Newman’s method, which while it did not reach the highest levels, it was still commendable.  Create a product (that was pretty good) and say “All profits go to charity.”  Not a bad model.  It certainly beats hosing your cash around in a big ego-boosting promotional (such as buying cars).

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The lying beatch.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Friday that she was briefed only once about the “enhanced” interrogation techniques being used on terrorism suspects and that she was assured by lawyers with the CIA and the Department of Justice that the methods were legal.

Let’s flip this around…

Would you waterboard Pelosi if it would save a hundred terrorist’s lives?

Tough one… let me think about it… don’t rush me.  Let me get back to you, and in the meantime go ahead and start without me, just in case.

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Well, who the hell doesn’t want to know about the cruising scene in Argentina?

[U.S.] Government researchers are spending more than $400,000 in taxpayer money to hit the bars in Argentina.

The National Institutes of Health are paying researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk — and just what can be done about it.

For the sake of homeless, jobless, national security, and for recovery from the recession, it is critical that we know these things.  Hell, it is for the children.

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The Dude sent this to me:

Sometimes you are encouraged about our country’s future when you see something like this. Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term:

This year’s term was “Political Correctness.”

The winner wrote:

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end”.

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Yes, I’m plugging Rubes again… any cartoonist that mocks PETA is someone who I consider to be a good friend.

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