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Wow, we better get to eating more critters before they’re gone.

One third of plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, a UN report is expected to conclude this week.

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Mr. I’m Not a Socialist, giving Europe advice and strongly encouraging Europeans to be… socialist.  I’m highly surprised that the NYT would print anything that would reflect negatively upon their savior.

President Obama had just flown into Hampton, Va., Sunday morning to deliver a commencement address. But before he donned his silky academic robes, he was on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, offering urgent advice — and some not so subtle prodding — that Europe needed to try something big.

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Good gravy… he’s lucky… real lucky.

How did it get there?  Through his EYE and then through his brain. Word:  D-d-d-damn.

Sky News has a badly written article on it (grammar is poorly).  Go read about it.

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Oh yeah, she’s gonna do hard time for possession of controlled substances.

Third grader gets detention for candy.

The forbidden fruit: a piece of Jolly Rancher candy.

A teacher at Brazos Elementary School in Wallis, Texas, took the unopened piece of candy away from the third-grader two weeks ago after a friend handed it to her.

Both Leighann and her friend were ordered to serve detention during lunch and recess, and they had to write an essay about what they did and why it was wrong.

They will also be put on 5 years probation and be required to wear a tether.

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His body has lived without food/water for over 70 years presumably because he’s tapped into the earth’s magnetic field and zero-point energy.

I call bullsh*t.

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Implementing some of curtalfriar’s menu suggestions (over at Fountain Abbey).  Mmmm-mmmm!

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Speakin’ of world of hurt, I do believe nerves on the right side of my neck have regenerated.  I’ve stuck it out for a while now and am finding it verrrrry hard to cope with what the little mother****ers are doing to me.

Going to set up another procedure.  Looks like c4-c7 on the right side as everything from the mid shoulderblade to base of skull is conspiring to make life difficult.  So we go in, turn on the RF and smoke ’em.  I SO DON’T WANT TO DO THIS.  But after a while your back is to a wall and you gotta do something.  I’ve just spent the last few days curled up with my forehead on my desk, which is a sign that something probably can be improved.

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\partial geek put this up:

Is that not *beautiful*???

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A river of tears…

“Hundreds of thousands of [illegal immigrants] now live in Arizona but … many no longer feel welcome.” –CBS anchor Katie Couric

Wow, that load there weighed in at 3.7 Courics (about 9.25 lbs).

And you can’t get a lot stupider than this:

“I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country” –MSNBC host Contessa Brewer on the Times Square attempted bomber

Yeah, I know, Contessa – it would have been so much better for people to have been blown up by a Western nut-job.  They would have appreciated the distinction, too.

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When the Chief Exec of BP starts mouthing off to the American people he’s shown that it is time for them to step aside in this country and let others take their place.

Mr Hayward reiterated a promise that BP “will honour all legitimate claims for business interruption”. Asked for examples of illegitimate claims, he said: “I could give you lots of examples. This is America — come on. We’re going to have lots of illegitimate claims. We all know that.”

Europeans generally are all too willing to act superior and sneer down their noses – that is, until they need help.

He urged the US Government to pursue a policy of “absolute co-operation” with BP. “We will only succeed if we work together,” he said — a day after President Obama’s press secretary promised that the White House would “keep a boot to the throat of BP” to ensure that it fulfilled its responsibilities.

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Why do we have a news media (and authorities) that continually strive to help the enemy?

Doyle declined to indicate what material Shahzad should have used to detonate the device he allegedly  packed in an SUV in the middle of Times Square.

“As a member of this community,” I don’t want to teach them how to correct it,” Doyle said.

Well, the article certainly points them in the right direction.  And the fact that you’re telling them that there’s something they’re doing wrong is… well… wrong.

If I was a general in WWII and I went on the air and said “I think the Germans made a big mistake in using tanks in such-and-such pass against our armored dweeblefitzers” then wouldn’t I have just given information to the enemy?  Why is that so different here?

Yes, I know all this information is easily gotten from other sources but apparently it’s not getting to a number of folks if they’re using the wrong shit.  Why even give them a morsel?

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Geez, this out of a friggin’ mafia movie…  it’s like:

“You know, without me to protect you, who knows what kind of unfortunate thing might happen?  Then I’d feel bad that I wasn’t able to help you.”  Or, “You should think about what you want to do because I can’t guarantee what Guido here might do to your little buddy.”

Even more disturbing… “You do it like I asked you to or my daddy will talk to your daddy and then you’ll be sorry.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/09/administration-warns-command-control-regulation-emissions/

Updated December 09, 2009

Administration Warns of ‘Command-and-Control’ Regulation Over Emissions

The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn’t move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a “command-and-control” role over the process in way[s] that could hurt business.

I’m bothered by the prospect of Congress getting involved in a ways that doesn’t hurt businesses.  That kind of action is rife with favors and corruption as a million little exceptions, loopholes, and incentives are dreamed up by the congress-critters.
Such as Hillary giving her favorite pollster $6M of your tax dollars to keep three employees.  Is it just me or is that suspiciously close to the amount of money she owed from her failed presidential bid?

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Yesterday Harry Reid pretty much accused Republicans of being opponents of the civil rights and slavery abolition movements – which is fine except Republicans were the ones on the good-guy side. I include two excerpts from the Wall Street Journal for background.

In a remarkable statement on the Senate floor, Mr. Reid lambasted Republicans for wanting to “slow down” on health care. “You think you’ve heard these same excuses before? You’re right,” he said. “In this country there were those who dug in their heels and said, ‘Slow down, it’s too early. Let’s wait. Things aren’t bad enough’ — about slavery. When women wanted to vote, [they said] ‘Slow down, there will be a better day to do that — the day isn’t quite right. – WSJ

It was Southern Dems that were the bad guys.

Historians also faulted Mr. Reid’s curious reference to the Senate civil rights debates of the 1960s. After all, it was Southern Democrats who mounted an 83-day filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. The final vote to cut off debate saw 29 Senators in opposition, 80% of them Democrats. – WSJ

Or as Michelle Malkin points out:

It was the GOP that fought slavery and the Democrat Party that battled to preserve it.

It’s the Democrat Party, not the GOP, that boasts an ex-Klansman among its senior leaders.

But don’t confuse Harry Reid with history while he invokes slavery to lambaste the GOP for opposing the government-run health care takeover.

Amazingly, today Reid defended his remarks:

“At pivotal points in American history, the tactics of distortion and delay have certainly been present,” Reid said. “They’ve certainly been used to stop progress. That’s what we’re talking about here. That’s what’s happening here. It’s very clear. That’s the point I made — no more, no less. Anyone who willingly distorts my comments is only proving my point.”

Now why is it whenever someone disagrees with a liberal-minded person they always jump up and down and scream that the dissenting view is wrong merely for dissenting?

Are Democrats so thin-skinned and are their stances on issue so very flimsy that their debate tactics are the adult equivalent of “I know you are but what am I?”?

How can they continue to have views that clearly aren’t shared by a lot of voters?  It’s a form of psychosis, is what it is.

It’s plain sad, is what it is.

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Tiger, Tiger, Tiger… This is what you get for playing in the rough.

Or as co-worker ID10T-Killer said:  Maybe he was trying to play 18 holes?

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Had Thai food today.  Me and my co-worker The Dude went to our favorite place.  We ordered a heat level of 13 stars out of 4.  They let you go higher if you ask for it.

There’s only 1 guy that eats it hotter, and he’s at a 15.  So next time I’m trying a 15.   My battered shrimp and spring rolls came out and you couldn’t even see them for the mass of deep red and purple chilies piled on top.  The waiter kept wincing every time he walked by.

It.  Was.  Awesome.

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Yeah, without a thumbprint it’d be really hard to distinguish him from the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of double-amputees running around.

Steve Valdez didn’t have an account at a Bank of America location in downtown Tampa, where he tried to cash a check from his wife last week. However, Valdez has prosthetic arms and is unable to provide a thumbprint. He says he presented two forms of identification but was still denied.

Bank of America spokeswoman Nicole Nastacie says the bank has apologized to Valdez. Nastacie says the bank should have “offered alternative requirements if an individual is not able to give a thumbprint.”

So much for taking up arms against your agressor.  Group hugs don’t work.  Giving them a hand for their utter stupidity… meh.  Bitch-slapping would be a chore.  Guess they better roll up their sleeves and figure out how to get smarter in a hurry.

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Somebody lend Obama their brains.  He seems to have lost his if he thinks that my daughter is going to be allowed to watch his indoctrination thing in school.  Here’s the letter to his receptive liberal teachers (most all of them, I guess):

Letter From Secretary Arne Duncan to School Principals
August 26, 2009

Dear Principal:

In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 — the first day of school for many children across America — he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.

Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care. The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures.

This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the White House website www.whitehouse.gov 12:00 noon eastern standard time.

In advance of this address, we would like to share the following resources: a menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6 and for students in grades 7-12. These are ideas developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives. We are also staging a student video contest on education. Details of the video contest will be available on our website www.ed.gov in the coming weeks.

On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do society’s most important work by preparing our children for work and for life. No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress. I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead to continue improving the quality of public education we provide all of our children.

Here’s how you interpret that last paragraph:  No other task is more critical to our agenda and social engineering than our liberal-minded brothers and sisters in the teacher’s union.  I look forward to feeding you our agenda and indoctrination bullet points as we talk with our captive audience, tomorrow’s democratic voters.

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In his letter to principals, Duncan said viewing of the speech is encouraged, not mandatory. It’s the first time a president has ever given a speech addressed directly to students.  Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/26711.html#ixzz0PzsAQhQU

“Strongly encourage” means “You have a choice but if you don’t want to do what I’m telling you, you’re fired.”

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You have to wonder which guy was stupider.

Sorry, which was more of the idiot savant, specializing in Idiocy (an especially pernicious presentation of savantism).

Town man recovering from shotgun wounds after hunting mishap

Connecticut Post Staff
Posted: 05/23/2009 08:13:48 PM EDT

FORESTBURGH, N.Y. — A Greenwich man is recovering from shotgun wounds sustained in a hunting mishap Friday in southern New York.

Henry Gasiorowski, 60, was seated behind a turkey decoy, making turkey calls, about 7:50 a.m. when his hunting companion, Jerome Day, 47, also of Greenwich, snuck up on the decoy and mistakenly opened fire on it, according to the Sullivan County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s office. The shotgun pellets hit Gasiorowski in the arm and back.

It could be that the idiocy is systemic in that area… flu fears are rampant.

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Regarding the supreme court nomination…

Rush had this to say:

I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a minority woman who hasn’t lived that life.

Wow!  The racist sexist pig!

He said NO SUCH THING.

No, actually what was said by the judge/supreme-court-nominee Sonia Sotomayor herself was:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor, who is now considered to be near the top of President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Of course, she’ll get a free pass for uttering the very thing that Rush would be crucifed for.

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(Sigh)  Disincorporating a town really just hides the cost.  The money still has to come from somewhere, and it’s a LOT less efficient to do it through the Fed.  But hey, the New American Way is to pass the buck as long as required to put it out of sight and out of mind.

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Supporting my claim that baby animals taste better.  ‘Specially seals.

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So THIS is why Red Bull is so damned addictive.  Glad I quit.  🙂

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I would mock the shooters, but until I’ve fired one… Looks like a helluva bang.

The .577 Tyrannosaur is a proprietary cartridge developed by A-Square in 1993. It is an entirely new design, not based on any previous cartridge for the hunting of large game in Africa. The .577 contains a 750-grain (49,000 mg) Monolithic Solid Projectile which when fired moves at 2,460 ft/s (750 m/s) producing 10,180 foot-pounds force (13,800 J) of energy. For comparison the .223 Remington/Nato 5.56mm round used in weapons such as the M16 rifle, when using a 77-grain (5,000 mg) projectile, moves at 2,750 ft/s (840 m/s) producing 1,293 foot-pounds force (1,753 J).  (Source:  http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/.577_Tyrannosaur)

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UPDATE: Apparently Craig is (a) lonely, (b) a whack-job, (c) having fun, or (d) all of the above.  Really.

UPDATE #2: Physics of toilet-paper.  (thanks to Cranky pointing out this important source – more important than cold fusion, folks)

UPDATE #3: She wuz lected fairn square.  And Ms. Corrine Brown has a munications degree, too.  You GOTTA follow the link and look at the posted graphic translation at iowahawk’s… a rosetta stone for “stupit”, as it were.

UPDATE #4: Good feeling’s gone.

At the same time, there is a growing impression across Europe that the Obama administration is inept and inefficient and increasingly poorly managed.

A top European Union politician on Wednesday slammed Obama’s plans for the U.S. to spend its way out of recession as “a way to hell.”

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Still bowling 7-10 splits, Obama shows that he just ain’t gettin’ it.

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Big headlines in a breathy voice…  Obama Upgrade: Teleprompters Swapped for Giant TV Monitor for News Conference like this is Pulitzer Prize material or worthy of a parade.

“He read that opening statement from one massive TV monitor from the back and middle of the East Room. White House officials removed the normal glass teleprompters that usually are positioned on both sides of the podium. That change likely a reaction to the focus on the President’s heavy use of teleprompters.

Gee, do you THINK?

It wasn’t really the TelePrompTer thingy, it has been what he was saying, how he was saying it, and how badly it got mangled.  Mangled BS uttered is still just spewed BS.

It must be pointed out that a teleprompter by any other name is still a teleprompter.  (Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog)

Here’s the alternate image.

This version just has a different caption to the image.

This version just has a different caption to the image.

I didn’t have anything constructive to say about tonight’s speech, I just wanted to be meanspirited about it since I’m in a mood.  The transcript is here.

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Obama has moved us into “Overseas Contingency Operation” state of alert.  Those three words together mean absolutely nothing, which I guess was the point.  Graphic comes to you courtesy of Capricious Half-Breed.

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Reporters live to write headlines like these:

US sperm bank offers stimulus deals

No one took credit for this piece.  Bummer.

Personally I think the subtitle should read:

Watch your money GROW!

I wanted to put all manner of phallic symbols in here with a dollar bill cleverly blended into the image.  I’m too tired.  Go picture it instead, please.

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UPDATED IMAGE:

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clicking it embiggens it

Added some color.  Some swooshy.  Used colors from the grand old “Hope” poster.  Washed ’em out.  Seemed fitting.

Thanks to iamfelix for the link to iowahawk, where Obama talks about ‘tards.   (this is satire, folks)

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The O-Messiah shows that yet again without his prompter he is incapable of speaking things that reek of intelligence.

Obama Apologizes for Calling His Bad Bowling ‘Like the Special Olympics’

My personal feelings?  I’m glad you asked.  Frankly I think it is a non-issue when 90% of the people out on the streets have probably said something at some point in their lives that used “special olympics” to make a joke.

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An entire episode of Seinfeld was at the expense of the handicapped.  Ditto South Park.

Get.  Over.  It.  Just stop being (1) so overly-sensitive, and (2) hypocritical.

Where I choose to criticize Obama is that a supposed “cut-above” individual (I want my president to be a six-σ kind of guy, sorry) ought to be able to police his mind/thoughts enough to realize when he’s speaking that what is about to come out his mouth next is probably not a good idea.  If he’s that incapable of thinking quickly on his feet, we have a problem.

You could say that verbally-speaking the man is unsteady enough on his feet to need double-wide shoes.

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Way way back in the mists of time (last summer) I pondered about what might be the result of Iran blockading the Strait of Hormuz as a retaliation against the US should we attack their nuke facility.

Strait of Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz

Well, isn’t this just something very nearing irony?  (but still not quite)

MANAMA, Bahrain

Two U.S. Navy vessels — a nuclear-powered submarine and an amphibious ship — collided before dawn Friday in the mouth of the Persian Gulf, one of the world’s most important sea passages for oil supplies.

I’d be willing to bet that things got really exciting immediately following the collision as both craft went to high alert.

Thankfully nuke material was not released or we’d be paying $250 a barrel for oil for quite some time and Obama’s ridiculously rosy projection for the economy would look really stupid.

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This is days old, but apparently people exercising their free speech are hurting people’s feelings and endangering the very future of their city.

SALISBURY — In her final State of the City address, Salisbury Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman warned residents of what she sees as a great danger to the city: malicious bloggers.

Where did we get all these people who grew up in such sterile environments that they cannot handle criticism of any kind?  The ratio of spinless organisms to vertebrates seems awfully high.

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