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Trapped.

I don’t think I have ever seen an animal that appeared to be starving chew off several legs to get out of a trap… that it wasn’t in.  At least, not until the Democrats decided to implode.

I have begun to wonder if a great many liberals haven’t decided that they weren’t going to vote for Obama and then figured that if he was going to lose they would by Go… well… then they would by Gaea see to it that there was a reason for his loss…

Even if they had to manufacture the reason themselves, so they would not have to admit that Obama is a miserable flake of a loser.

I don’t know any fundamentalist Christians who hate Jews.  They might exist somewhere, but those are the nutjobs.  I have never even met a Christian who said they hated Jews or even harbored anything other than goodwill.  It seems absolutely silly – Jesus was a Jew.

So to see a Jew at the DNC swear up and down that Christianity is a false friendship to the Jews and Israel is… mind-blowing.

I was dismayed that there could even be the slightest “booo” towards recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the Democratic Convention.  Yes, I know the liberal thing is to side with the Palestinians but Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is as factual as “water is wet”.

Given the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe I suppose it should not be even a tiny bit surprising but I honestly didn’t think I’d see today’s behaviors.

An Obama campaign official told The Cable late Wednesday that the change in platform was made to reflect the personal views of Obama, who believes that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and who “personally intervened” to ask for the platform change.  The Cable

Too bad for Obama, the guys who should be helping him bail water keep blowing holes in the bottom of his boat.  Also, he suffers from being an ass who talks out both sides of his mouth.

The official acknowledged that the administration’s policy remains not to weigh in on the final status of Jerusalem, which is an issue to be decided by the parties. But the official said that Obama’s views and the administration policy are two separate things.

“This makes crystal clear what the President’s personal view is. The policy has not changed.  The president has a personal view and the administration has a policy. They’re not incompatible but there are reasons that the administration’s policy is that the Jerusalem is a final status issue,” the official said. “We wanted to make the President’s views clear.”

Unfortunately for Obama, the president usually has a large say in what administration policy looks like.  He is trying to straddle a line in the water with a foot on two ships sailing away from each other.

Obama’s own actions towards Israel speak for his personal views, not his mouth.

Even more bizarre, showing just how disjointed the Left can be, Republicans repeatedly get referred to as Nazis.  Which is it, guys?

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Hey – who needs a break from stupidity?

You won’t get it here.  Out of a thousand nice warm comfy couch, chair, bed, carpet, and cat perch locations – all of them padded – Cruel Wife goes upstairs to find this:

Maybe NOW she’ll pay attention to me.

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Fox News put out one of thousands of such useless lists made every year, one that lists 11 high-stress jobs.

I am all for lists.  Engineers couldn’t function without lists.  But there are lists and there are lists.  Some you just throw around to keep track of a pool of things that you should get around to.  Other lists are highly critical must-do-now things.  Still others are “I have to look like I’m doing something in this meeting besides napping” kinds of affairs.

Lists of B.S. things are meant for our entertainment.  But some lists (like the one shown below) are meant to be useful when it is so incomplete in so many ways, self-evident in many, and completely arbitrary in others, and are next to useless.

Lists of High-Stress Jobs?

Doctor/nurse, Farmer, Teacher, Firefighter, Combat Soldier, Air Traffic Controller, Restaurant Manager, Stockbroker, Probation Officer, Accountant, Salesperson.

What good does it do to pick those?

What about cops, pilots, engineers, factory workers, animal control, chemists, lawyers, etc. etc.?

I’d argue that pretty darned near ANY job can be high-stress.  And the amount of stress one experiences depends to an extremely high degree how much you give a rat’s ass about the quality of your work and how imminent either death or layoffs are.  There are some people who are genetically gifted and their body rejects stress like water off a duck’s back – and some who thrive on it like e-coli in a meat packing plant.

Are all window-washer jobs the same?  Obviously not.  What about guards?   Cashiers?   Chicken sexers?   Librarians?  The list goes on.  But are they all cut-and-dried?  Hell no!

I’m out to lunch on the following jobs, thinking they might be pretty low-stress, however.

Dog groomer, jelly donut filler, dishwasher, grave-digger, ice-cream scooper, or anyone in a reality show

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