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Beans and Weenies after the updates below.

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Update #2:

Obese inmate hid gun in his flab

A 40 stone [560 lbs] man smuggled a gun into two US prisons by hiding it within his rolls of fat.

They train officers to lift rolls of fat to search for smuggled things.  Oh.  My.  God.  You could not pay me enough to palpate some morbidly obese person’s rolls of flubber.

How about a metal detector?  How about a quick trip to a liposuction clinic?  Ok, maybe not so quick.

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Update #1:

I wanted to get this off my chest.  Reps from Congress are finding that people aren’t interested in listening, they want to be heard.

“Why won’t you let the people speak?” shouted one protester in Tampa, Fla., at a public forum where Rep. Cathy Castor, D-Fla., attempted to pitch Obama’s health care reform plan to her constituency.

The Tampa protest made national headlines afterward, as dozens of protesters were pushed out the door in a scuffle, some claiming to have received injuries, and the doors were locked to bar their chanting protest: “You work for us!”

For some reason, our elected officials think that they do whatever they want to do and then tell us how it will be.

This is the exact opposite of reality – they work for us They get told what to do by us and then they go to Washington and do what we tell them.

On the issue of health care reform and so many other issues, they seem to believe the exact opposite.

“It’s a challenge, no question about it, and you’ve got to get out there and make the case,” Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said afterward. “This is not the time for the faint-hearted.”

The only case they need to make is in DC as they do the things required of them by their constituents.

Let me be clear:

Representatives represent our views,

they do not attempt to change them.

Carl Levin D-MI retreats from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lawmakers are also retreating from contact with their angry constituents.

The health-care debate was supposed to play out at rallies and inside gymnasiums when lawmakers headed home for the August recess.

But after a series of contentious town-hall meetings, some Democratic lawmakers are thinking twice about holding large public gatherings. Instead, they are opting for smaller sessions, holding meetings by phone or inviting constituents for one-on-one office hours.

“Democrats may think that attacking or ignoring this growing chorus of Americans is a smart strategy, but they are obviously forgetting that these concerned citizens are voters as well,” said Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP’s campaign arm.

Rick Scott, who leads Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, a group that has helped publicize the local meetings, said: “The polls reveal the real picture of what is happening across the country — people are genuinely concerned, some are genuinely angry, and they are expressing themselves.”

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You can’t make this stuff up

Police said that the incident took place at a club in the Greek resort town of Malia. The British man, who police have also not yet identified, allegedly took off his pants there and waved his genitals at a number girls. He is then said to have “forcefully fondled” the Greek woman and asked her to hold his genitals.

The woman asked the man to stop harassing her, police said, and when he didn’t, she poured Sabucco, a liquor that resembles Greek ouzo, on his private area.

When the man continued his advances, police said that’s when the woman set fire to his genitals using a lighter.

This is crazy stuff here.

She has been charged with causing bodily injury and endangering private property

Oh, I bet.

I say give her a medal and $10 for each blister on his franks-n-beans.

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Man blames cat for illegal pornography on his computer.  If you go to the link you can see a picture of the idiot.

… detectives didn’t buy it when a 48-year-old Jensen Beach man claimed that his cat was downloading child pornography on his computer.

… detectives found more than 1,000 child pornographic images on his computer, according to a news release.

Griffin told detectives he would leave his computer on and his cat would jump on the keyboard.

When he returned, there would be strange material downloaded, the release states.

Truly, this is a special kind of stupid.

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On Drudge, a picture that does my heart well.  I want the democrats to be so spooked that they actually think about what kind of asses they’ve been since the election.  It has all the ugly feel of looters robbing stores and homes after a riot.Health Care Brawling

The White House has asked for people to “report disinformation” to keep a list of what is being said (presumably they’ll get notification of who is spreading disinformation).   This is interesting because days later, another Democrat – a congressman – has a story run on some of his utterances.

Baird said he’s using the new system [telephone town hall meetings] because he fears his political opponents may be planning “an ambush” to disrupt his meetings, using methods Baird compared to Nazism.

What we’re seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics,” Baird, D-Vancouver, said in a phone interview. “I mean that very seriously.”

Health Care Brawling2

Funny, congressman… I was about to say the same exact words…  Anyway, the telephone town hall thing will go like this:

Secret schedule
Here’s how it’ll work: if you happen to be sitting near a publicly listed Clark County telephone line on the right day at the right time, your phone will ring.

In order to avoid software problems, Baird’s office says, the exact date and time will be kept secret from the public.

If you answer your landline, an automated message will ask whether you have a question for your Congressman.

Press *3, and you’ll be asked your location and the subject of your question. Sitting at his own telephone at an as-yet-undisclosed location, Baird then will choose a name based on its location and the topic.

There will be no further pre-screening, Baird said. After the call is over, the recording will be posted on his Web site.

Baird said the phone interviews will include “a much better cross-section of the public” than some live town halls.

Yeah, sure… and if a few calls get dropped due to “uncomfortable subject matter” who i s

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Peggy Noonan said it well:

We have entered uncharted territory in the fight over national health care. There’s a new tone in the debate, and it’s ugly. At the moment the Democrats are looking like something they haven’t looked like in years, and that is: desperate.

I’m like a termite in a sawmill – there’s so many goodies to grab here.  She continues:

They must know at this point they should not have pushed a national health-care plan. A Democratic operative the other day called it “Hillary’s revenge.” When Mrs. Clinton started losing to Barack Obama in the primaries 18 months ago, she began to give new and sharper emphasis to her health-care plan. Mr. Obama responded by talking about his health-care vision. He won. Now he would push what he had been forced to highlight: Health care would be a priority initiative. The net result is falling support for his leadership on the issue, falling personal polls, and the angry town-hall meetings that have electrified YouTube.

In his first five months in office, Mr. Obama had racked up big wins—the stimulus, children’s health insurance, House approval of cap-and-trade. But he stayed too long at the hot table. All the Democrats in Washington did. They overinterpreted the meaning of the 2008 election, and didn’t fully take into account how the great recession changed the national mood and atmosphere.

This is probably one of the most important things to take home, but no politician is going to recognize it for what it is:

And so the shock on the faces of Congressmen who’ve faced the grillings back home. And really, their shock is the first thing you see in the videos. They had no idea how people were feeling. Their 2008 win left them thinking an election that had been shaped by anti-Bush, anti-Republican, and pro-change feeling was really a mandate without context.

She backs up my assessment:

The passions of the protesters, on the other hand, are not a surprise. They hired a man to represent them in Washington. They give him a big office, a huge staff and the power to tell people what to do. They give him a car and a driver, sometimes a security detail, and a special pin showing he’s a congressman. And all they ask in return is that he see to their interests and not terrify them too much. Really, that’s all people ask. Expectations are very low. What the protesters are saying is, “You are terrifying us.”

Noonan’s op/ed is so spot on it hurts.  She mentions the accusations by the dems that any protest at town-hall meetings is the work of the VRWC (vast right-wing conspiracy):

What the town-hall meetings represent is a feeling of rebellion, an uprising against change they do not believe in. And the Democratic response has been stunningly crude and aggressive.

Anyhow, everything is always about the dems, their messiah, and the demon hordes out to get those who fight for justice and the little people.

Then came the Democratic Party charge that the people at the meetings were suspiciously well-dressed, in jackets and ties from Brooks Brothers. They must be Republican rent-a-mobs. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that people are “storming these town hall meetings,” that they were “well dressed”, that “this is all organized,” “all planned,” to “hurt our president.” Here she was projecting. For normal people, it’s not all about Barack Obama.

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Update on the white racists that pushed out a pic of Obama made to look like the joker.  Well, there must’ve been some black racists that did the one of Bush last year.

JOKERSareWILDBut the earlier one couldn’t have been about race.  Never mind they are both presidents being mocked, this new one has to be racially motivated.

More racially-motivated racism stuff courtesy of The Patriot Post

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Sick Stupid Pig of the Year award goes to….

MARTIN COUNTY – Martin County Sheriff’s detectives didn’t buy it when a 48-year-old Jensen Beach man claimed that his cat was downloading child pornography on his computer.

Keith R. Griffin, of the 3600 block of Northeast Jeannette Drive, was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found more than 1,000 child pornographic images on his computer, according to a news release.

Griffin told detectives he would leave his computer on and his cat would jump on the keyboard.

Terminate him with prejudice.  Save us all some money.  Won’t help the kids but it is guaranteed that he won’t cause any further problems.

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