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Now, don’t get me wrong, I felt bad for the residents of New Orleans, I really did.  It was horrible that so many people lost homes there – Katrina did all the right things from a hurricane’s point of view.

Here comes Gustav.

And I want to be absolutely clear:

I don’t want any more of my tax dollars going to take care of people who live BELOW SEA LEVEL IN HURRICANE COUNTRY.

The last disaster relief was a boondoggle.  People all over spotted that pile of money from a long long way off and milked it for all it was worth.

There comes a certain point where you stop feeling sorry for the guy who lost all his money at the racetrack because ultimately there’s no one to blame but him, and it’s not your fault or responsibility.  Let me ask you this:

Q: A guy demands money from the townspeople because his houseboat on the Mississippi River has just been smashed to flinders for the third time in 15 years.  Should you feel sorry for him?

A: No way!  He’s lived on the freakin’ RIVER…  You idiot.  Rivers FLOOD.  There’s not an insurance company in the world that would insure that houseboat.

So too, goes Louisiana.

Nagin is the houseboat owner.  NO is the houseboat.  The Mississippi is played by… you get the idea, right?

But Louisiana is going to scream bloody blue murder again when New Orleans gets hit.  And the gov’t is going to leap into action.  And you’re going to see that federal debt go that much higher.

And in the richest country in the world, you wonder why you’re putting money into social security that you’ll never see, and why you’re saving on top of SS just to take care of yourself like everyone should have been doing all along.

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And now, boys and girls, it’s time to do the Botox Bump!  Well, I guess the bump wouldn’t be such a good idea.  Those unsightly wrinkles in my ass – remember them?  Well, Botox does have a few issues.  (emphasis mine)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in February that using Botox can have serious side effects including death…

Source.

Got that?  Death is a side effect now.  When did the FDA downgrade death from a “serious Goddamned condition” to a “side effect”?  C’mon folks, a side effect is a rash or cramping of the testicles or dissolving bones.

Imagination…

Hello everyone!  Can I have your attention?  On the form, where it says “Enter cause of Death” could you cross that out and write in “Enter cause of Side Effect”, please?  Thanks ever so much darlin’s!

A thimblefull (give or take) of botulinum toxin is reported by those apparently smarter than I (it’s all hear-say so far) to be able to kill every man, woman, child, lemur, mustelid, and liberal alive.

Only cockroaches and Michael Moore will survive.  But then I do repeat myself, don’t I?

Supposedly the LD50 for Botulinum toxin is 1ng/Kg.   I’m having a hard time multiplying that out and getting a thimbleful, but that is beside the point!  My point, Constant Reader, is that this sh*t is poison and in vanity-oh-so-dire, it is only then that it “makes sense” to inject ourselves with poison to enhance our looks.

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Update on the pups.

Did you know that puppies GROW?

Zana, still my favorite

Zana, still my favorite

Zuko, still laid back

Zuko, still laid back

Zeke, curioser and curioser...

Zeke, curioser and curioser...

Zane, genetic mutation bruiser dog...

Zane, genetic mutation bruiser dog...

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It is “Don’t work at it too hard” night.

I spent the day working too hard.  I’ve been so excited about seeing light at the end of the tunnel in my neck recovery that I think I tend to overdo it.  Yes, it all hurt as I was sawing through poles, lugging dirt in buckets, weed-eating, cleaning the patio, moving the snowblower, etc.  And, yes, I’m paying now.  But DAMN was it great to get out there and do something again!

I forgot.  Shortly after whining about crickets chirping on my blog (like, next to zero hits), and I mean shortly, I started seeing the number jump.  Seemed to me that it was unusual since I don’t deal in porn on my blog and no one would actually want to break in and mess with my account.

Cranky at SixMeatBuffet was linked by the Conservative Grapevine, and it was referring to his post that showcased a graphic that I did (based on a bumper sticker I saw).  In 48 hours it saw 1800 hits at the Grapevine.  On a weekend.  My traffic went up, too.  Point is, I bitched and things changed.  I don’t think the lesson is “Bitch more until you get what you want” so much as “Don’t bitch because you’ll look like an ass.

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The English Shepherd pups…

… continue to do well.  From an earlier posting you met Zana, Zeke, and Zane and now they are looking good.  I added another one of their littermates… Zuko.  He is tied with Zana as my favorites.  He’s just got a “Hey, I’m cool, man” attitude, you know?

Zuko (THAT is a relaxed pup!)

Zana

Zeke

Zane

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All right then.  Sean, I have to say that yes, there’s a level of tattoo investiture that surpasses my tolerance.

Image Source: http://www.bizarremag.com/weird_world/body_world/7173/zombie-boy.html

He’s gonna have some messed up kids someday.  Maybe.

Over at metafilter, one reader who goes by the name “Science” imagined the conversation when he finally found the girl he wanted to marry:

Sir, I know in this age this may seem a little chauvinistic and out of place. I realize that but it will not deter me. I love your daughter and cannot imagine my life without her in it. May I have your blessing to ask her to marry me?

I would pay cash money to see that conversation.

Unless the freak wished to marry something like this:

Image source: http://freaksblog.com

Where do these people come from?  I never went to school with one…

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Shipbreakers do some hard work.  They… well… they break ships.   If this is real, I’m just in awe.

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Great caricatures of famous people.  Very exaggerated but still very recognizable.  It’s amazing how you can follow links from a totally different starting point and end up places like this.

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We’re litter-shopping!  The kids didn’t rupture gaskets with Silver d’Cat gone (so far) so perhaps it wasn’t as big a deal as we thought it would be.  Here are some pups out of the current litter that we will go see as soon as we’re given the green light to drop by.  They need their puppy rest – they’re plum tuckered out from all that frantic growing.

Update… we just put a deposit down on a pup.  Me, I’m leaning towards little Zana there, the first pup.  I just have this feeling that she’d be a dog that would enjoy hanging out and with a gentle nature.  Then again, they’re two weeks old, so who knows?  She might be the next Cujo.  Odds are about 34 million to one, but it could happen.  Zeke, the third pup… he’s got lots of admirers already.  Understandable.   Zane, number two, is also a pup I could like.  Odds are that any one of them in the litter would be great since the parent dogz are beautiful and alert animals.

Update #2… check out the pups now, as of 08/31/08

I’m getting all jazzed up!  A dog is a huge commitment – as I understand it, an hour a day for a year should be devoted to that dog just in working with him/her and training.  I have no interest whatsoever in a dog that is poorly trained and lacks any kind of manners/discipline whatsoever.

Then there’s lots of scritches, brushing, walking, and roughhousing that needs to be done.   And napping.  Lots of napping.

Zana

Ok, now you can go to the regular post below this one.

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