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Global Warming is getting thick here in Michigan.

It’s only 8-9 inches.  But I hate this heavy wet snowy snow stuff.  I’m reduced to watching Cruel Wife run the snowblower – which REALLY gets under my skin.  It’s not right.  It’s like wimmen running a BBQ.

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Terrible thing to be born w/o a spine because you get egged on by your friends to go kick some old guy’s ass, and get yours whupped instead.  Terrible thing to be beset upon like that just because you threatened an old guy with bodily harm several times.  What’s this racist world coming to?  Can’t a brother just kick some cracker’s ass for sayin’ something he don’t like the sound of?

Note:  That was meant to be sarcastically mocking.

Guess not.  Thanks Gaius at the magicnegrowatch.blogspot.com for posting that (and for Amusing Bunni for bringing it to light).

Read Gaius’ mission statement:

I am not a Republican, I am a Conservative and I have this never ending nagging distrust of liberals, particularly white liberals. White liberals are a bunch of phony socially retarded trifling people who lack even the most basic form of common sense. My blog is my tiny little weapon against liberal nonsense and stupidity. If you find this blog offensive, then you are exactly the type of individual who needs to be reading it. If you have the guts to confront a black man who does not follow the liberal prescription for success in America by bitching and whining about how much the government should “care” then make your voice heard. It’s easy to visit and hang out on a blog where only people of one particular political persuasion congregate and where your narrow little myopic view is appreciated and accepted. If you are a liberal and particularly if you are white try and educate yourself to something other than what you were taught at some university by some idiot Birkenstock wearing professor. All black people don’t think alike I’m living proof. Contact me at negrovillesnoop@yahoo.com

I do so like a guy who isn’t afraid to be who the hell he wants to be!  And I am doubly happy that he goes out of his way to make the distinction between Republican and Conservative.  Well played, Sir, well played.

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We’ll do it in the spirit of bipartisanship unless you disagree with us in which case we’ll sink you.

In the course of unveiling Obama’s new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before: If the GOP filibusters health reform, Dems will move forward on their own and pass it via reconciliation.

The assertion, which is likely to spark an angry response from GOP leaders, ups the stakes in advance of the summit by essentially daring Republicans to try to block reform.

“The President expects and believes the American people deserve an up or down vote on health reform,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said on the call.  –   theplumline.whorunsgov.com

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We’re finally getting some warmer temperatures in the MidWest and the snow is melting a bit – not a moment too soon as far as I am concerned. The last three snowstorms I have spent more energy trying to get the snowblower started that I did when I gave up and shoveled the drive by hand (and it is a big drive).

  • not the gas – the gas is fresh
  • not the plug, new one installed
  • runs if primed or hit with starter fluid
  • plug is gapped and set to 0.030″
  • plug is hot, as evidenced by my sudden loss of bladder control on a test pull with my thumb over the lead

I removed the bowl on the carb and the float does move although it looks a bit varnished – my punishment is all of this for the sin of putting it away for the summer with gas in the tank. However, I shot it with starter fluid (hosed it, really) and no real change. I’ll probably grab some carb cleaner today and soak the thing. Must be one of the channels, needles, or whatnot in there is gummed up.

If that isn’t it, I’m this close >< to pushing the godforsaken thing over the embankment and salting the earth wherever it may have touched. (I take mechanisms personally when they don’t work).

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Peggy Noonan had some interesting things to say about Hil if she were to take a backseat to Obama. Noonan Op-Ed

Let’s be perfectly clear: No matter who wins the election, the citizens of the US lose this term. I’m conservative but NOT republican, more of a Federalist (as in the Federalist Papers) kind of guy. I don’t think there is a candidate out there with the possible exception of Ron Paul who understands what James Madison and the others were trying to achieve. And Ron Paul isn’t huggable, not particularly inspirational, and he hasn’t seemed solid to me. I don’t know.

Now, before people get all persnickety, please understand that I voted for Bush, used to like him, now can’t stand him, but he was/is still better than the two alternatives. Not by very freaking much though.

This is shallow, I know, but you want to know what one of my biggest peeves with the guy is? Go, on, take 15 seconds and think it through.

Got it? Bet you don’t.

Nuke-u-lar.

It’s not the nukes. I have nothing against nukes. A bomb kills people in bad ways. Conventional bombs kill people in bad ways just as nukes do. Dead is dead, burned is burned, dying is dying. The radiation sickness is horrible yes, but so is 3rd degree burns over 80% of your body. Repeat after me: Every bomb is regrettable, but they must sometimes be used to save lives. They are tools.

[Not a huge fan of Iraq War, either but it is necessary, we can get into that later but not today.]

No, my problem is with the Leader of the Free World (erm) who cannot pronounce the word nuclear like it is meant to be said. He sounds like a hick idiot. Geez, fella, have some pride. Sure some guys in the military use that jargon. Great – they can say it and it sound cool. BUSH still sounds like an idiot. I get embarrassed when he does it.

Anyway, enough for now – errands and naps do not do themselves, you know.

-LK

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