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Germany discovers that it is not as socialist as it thought.  Germany rejects European fund for Greece.

And as usual, those who are holding out their hands get pissed when someone doesn’t want to dump their cash in it.

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Well, I got my desire to work on the Arcomage Project again.  (Earlier blogaboutit here)

A long time ago there was a game called Arcomage in the larger PC game “Might and Magic”.

It was a card game and you had to find the decks of cards and you could play them in Arcomage games in taverns around the realm.  The graphics were pretty blocky.  Now the game doesn’t play (M&M) since it is so old and the Arcomage game I purchased years ago won’t play because 3DO went DOA.

I decided I would make my own game.  Do the graphics on my own printed cards – only make five sets with a wood case – think of it in Steampunk with a dark wood and brass and leather.  Not sell a one so’s not to infringe on anyone.  Here’s some more samples of what I’ve ended up with.

I’ve dropped it for a long time because of my art mojo ran out of steam and while I was steam free I was learning gobs and gobs about how to get better.  Here is my latest inset graphic for a Succubus card that can be played in the game.  Yes, that is (drool) Salma Hayek.  I softened her up a bit and added some demonic wings to her.  You see this walking towards you there are two options – to be used like a toy sexually until you die or to run in fear and possibly be killed.  I’d have to sit down and think it over.

In response to Aggie’s query:

Oops. Meant to say “run in fear and STILL be killed”.  Given those options, I’d rather not die tired from running.

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Pancakes and sausage on a stick – in chocolate flavor.  #8 (got mentioned and a pic)

Our republic is doomed.

And what these guys say about an “Egg Loaf”… heartily concur… jeez, people.

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So how *do* you know when you are obscenely rich and might consider a philanthropological outlet for your largesse?

Why, when you buy a Superplexus.

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Who is supposed to be honored on President’s Day?

Ibrahaema Doumbouya, 44, of Senegal, said he thought Obama has done enough of a “good job” since being elected to be added to the mix.

“It’d be my pleasure if he got honored for Presidents Day,” Doumbouya said.

Done a good job?  What has he done, exactly?

Anyway, they say Washington and Lincoln.  Okay.  I’m game.  I’m still at work as well, so pardon me if I don’t drop everything and run out to light a taper.

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A policy that has come about since the Messiah came has been dropped (for now).

Policy?  What, you say?

Mark Cunningham, a legislative affairs representative with the Defense Logistics Agency, explained in an e-mail last night to the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that the Department of Defense had placed small arms cartridge cases on its list of sensitive munitions items as part of an overall effort to ensure national security is not jeopardized in the sale of any Defense property.

Got that?  Selling brass to domestic ammunition manufacturers suddenly jeopardizes national security after years of the practice.

Why the sudden ratchet of the Threat Index up to “Bloody Crimson”?  For the last fifteen years the military has sold spent brass to Georgia Arms to be made into ammo for civilian and law-enforcement use.  Why is it suddenly a defense issue?  Why should it have suddenly been reclassified to require destruction of the brass?

The policy compelled Georgia Arms to cancel all sales of .223 and .308 ammunition, rounds used, respectively, in semi-automatic and deer hunting rifles, until further notice. Sharch Manufacturing, Inc. had announced the same cancellation of its .223 and .308 brass reloading components.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I smell a rat.  A rat that would love to see all of us totally dependent upon the government for our needs and our own protection.

HTOVWOFY?

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Oh, in case you have been wondering, you are probably all militia members just because you have conservative views.  Seriously, this Missouri document paints anyone with a tendency to believe that gov’t is not necessarily your friend, strong patriotic views, anti-abortion, etc. as someone to be watched.

Essentially if your views are strongly held beliefs and they are conservative in nature, you are a risk.  Nice.  Nothing said about vehement support of killing babies though (aka Freedom of  Choice).

Mo. State Police:  Not Profiling, It’s An “Educational” Document

Here’s the “educational document”, for your education, of course.   miac-militia-2009

(thanks to the firearmscoalition.org)

My tendency to mistrust statements like “it’s an educational document” coupled with my distrust of gov’t in general… it means I’m probably considered “militia material”.  Never mind that any one of the founding fathers of this nation would be on the same list.

You can bet Missouri is not the only state to do this and I’d be surprised if there wasn’t  a federal “educational document”.

Sad.  Sad because this is largely a waste of time and also sad because there are idiots out there that fit the profile educational template and are dangerous.  I’m just not happy with the move to embrace the police state as a response to those a$$holes.

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Man, I wish I’d thought of this one.  An alert co-worker who I will refer to as Rectified Diode caught this one.

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Teleprompter Separation Anxiety is a real affliction.  Meeting with the Irish PM and thanking yourself ?  I’m so proud.

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.

It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: “That’s your speech.”

A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally been switched and the US president ended up thanking himself for inviting everyone to the party.

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Honestly, if you need to police your every word that much you are being anything but transparent and genuine.

They say Obama is becoming known as the Teleprompt President.  I say “TP President” for short.  Perhaps a Star Wars moniker to fit the Debt Star image above, like ” TP2O”.

UPDATE:

An alert co-worker who I shall name Black Lab on Amphetamines had a nice gentle segue for alterations to his speech if one were to gain computer access to his teleprompter:

“My fellow Americans, we must reform the healthcare system.  We cannot continue to go on with an expensive, disjointed system that does not provide all—especially the most vulnerable, like minorities, single mothers, and garden gnomes—with proper care.  Our health-care system must allow for the differences in the communities it serves: inner city, suburban, rural, wood nymphs.  Leprechauns must not be thought of only once a year, but cared for year-round, with state-sponsored protection of their pots o’ gold.  Hobbits have, for too long, been an under-served population…”

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Bush, displaying a lot more class than some presidents of recent history (guess which ones were the biggest offenders)…

Former President George W. Bush says he won’t criticize President Barack Obama because Obama “deserves my silence”

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