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Archive for September 12th, 2012

Tools.

Before we go “Tools”, let us do family safety.  Let us analyze a lamp.  A nice simple cute fuzzy bear lamp.  Totally innocent.

Awww. Isn’t that adorable?

Well, maybe that’s not so adorable… what did the bear barf up on the table?

Try a whiffle ball placed on top of the bulb at the top of the lamp. With my canary-in-a-coalmine nose I could tell something was burning, but I couldn’t pin it down right away. Come to find out the lamp is on a low piece of furniture in the kids’ room. And it was fixin’ to get much hotter. If we had picked up and gone somewhere before I could smell it, we might’ve had a house fire.  It was black at the top and would have flamed.  If it had, it could have been bad.

Once my son Hackerboy realized that he would not be shot, tortured, or even worse, have his Skylander game taken from him he fessed up to doing the deed, but at age 6 I can’t possibly believe that he understood the danger.  He does now.

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True tools.  Anyone that thinks Netanyahu and Iran’s Supreme Leader could even remotely be in a toss-up for “most dangerous” is definitely a tool.  Congrats, Mike Barnicle, you are the #1 Tool for the day.  And you’re such a tool, you don’t even recognize that you have the capacity to be a tool – you think you are an anti-tool.   Somehow an anti-tool is even worse.  You can’t even claim ignorance.  Ignorance is the lack of something, but you aspire to be something more…

Just so there is no misunderstanding possible, I mean “tool” in this sense:

One who lacks the mental capacity to know he is being used. A fool. A cretin. Characterized by low intelligence and/or self-steem.  – Urban Dictionary

I thought “tools” kind of described anyone in this election. I still hope Romney wins, though, because he’s really the only thing between us and full-blown socialism. Sort of.

Here’s another reason why I’m talking “Tool” tonight…

Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., said it would show “leadership” if President Obama demanded money for both Libya and Egypt be stripped out. 

The budget bill does not include a specific line item for Libya. But the bill effectively sustains current funding levels, which were at $20 million for Libya in the latest version. The overall spending plan is meant to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown and to keep the government funded for another six months.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Wednesday also called on the government to put conditions on the money to Libya.

“The perpetrators of this senseless attack must be brought to justice. I, therefore, demand that until the Libyan police hand over suspects to U.S officials, any U.S. foreign aid to the government of Libya be contingent on their full support in this matter,” he said.

Huh.

  1. Would we have been sending millions and millions to our enemies in the 40’s and 50’s?  What makes it ok now?  There are an awful lot of taxpayers that think “Hey, if we all paid $1000 each, that would be 20,000 taxpayer’s hard-earned taxes going to a country that wouldn’t give a rat’s ass if we slid off into the ocean.”
  2. Like Libyan police weren’t totally ok with all the goings-on then they should damn well have done something to stop it.  You protect an embassy as if it were your own, and give safe quarter, at least you do in a civilized country.

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You mean the usual signs of a pub-crawl just weren’t working?

New Thermal Imaging System Could Help Detect Drunk People

No, sir.  No sign of anything here.  Just the usual broken glass, blood, vomiting, and people lying in the gutter.  Wish we had a way to spot them drunks before things got out of hand.

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Ok, this weekend I will go for something lighter and fluffier than the last bunch of posts… I’m getting so fed up with our politicians lately.   Erg.

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