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Archive for July 14th, 2011

Life

Hey, at what point did life suddenly stop being fair?  I’m outraged.

A Nebraska girl born with no arms and no legs says unfair scoring is to blame for her failed attempts to make the cheerleading squad after three years reports the Omaha World-Herald. Her parents say she was given “no accommodation for her disability” during tryouts, citing the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the World Herald, the girl received her “lowest score in the jumps/kicks category and her highest marks in the communication skills and enthusiasm/spirit categories.” 

As Cave Johnson said in Portal:
“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”  – Cave Johnson, telling like it is when life gives you lemons
Her parents are doing her a grave disservice for letting her learn the incorrect life lesson here.  The proper lesson is that LIFE ISN’T FAIR.  Show me a blind person in the Olympic Archery competition, would you?
Someone needs to point out to the kid what the great philosopher Jagger said… “You can’t always get what you want. “

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Just got done working for the day.  No, please do not remind me that I just finished yesterday today – it was a long day.  If only I was paid by the hour.

Anyway, it was a long day, therefore, it is an extremely light post.

I cannot resist a cheap shot at Obama.  The poor fella had enough with the Deniers of His Awesome Holiness and up and walked out of debt limit talks.  Some leader he’s proven to be, but something less than half of us Americans knew that already.

It does however remind me of a joke someone told a number of months ago:

If this guy’s skin was any thinner, he’d have a reservoir tip on the
top of his head!  – Comedian Nick Di Paolo, referring to President Obama

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On NPR (yes, I listen to them – KNOW THINE ENEMY) today some paid commentator said that Europe should perhaps offer Euro-bonds to shore up the countries that have reaped the poor harvest that they have sown (read: Screwed the Pooch with socialism, kind of like the US is doing now).  This is typical liberal thinking – the idea that the strong should always carry the stupid.  Kind of like the US is doing now.

His other thought was that they ought to pass a “Balanced Budget Law”, European Style.  Kind of like the US is contemplating doing now but not really for real.

There was a third suggestion but the idiocy nearly tore the fabric of space and time so I promptly forgot it.

F*** me.  I just remembered.

The EU doesn’t like Moody’s downgrading of their worth to junk status, so some bright spark had the idea:

Like, hey dudes, I had an idea… screw Moody’s!  Let’s make our own impartial/objective ratings entity, one that will give us favorable ratings!  It’s ****ing brilliant dudes!  Who’s hungry?  Pass me that joint.  I’m hungry.  So who’s with me, dudes?

Typical liberal and Euro-attitude, that if we change the name or description that it somehow changes the reality.

Notice no one is running for the exits on that note, ready to invest in the concept of a newly invented self-proclaimed healthy EU.

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