Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Come on, Notre Dame......

Notre Dame Obama Commencement Speech Stirs Catholic Opposition

No Kidding?

"More than 87,000 names have been added to an online petition launched by a conservative Catholic group calling for the University of Notre Dame to rescind its invitation to President Obama to speak at its May 17 commencement ceremony."

The petition calls it "an outrage and a scandal" that Notre Dame, one of the nation's leading Catholic universities, would honor Obama. The petition says the president's pro-choice views and support for embryonic stem cell research "directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage."

Notre Dame President the Rev. John I. Jenkins, seemed unmoved by the burgeoning protest. He issued a statement calling Obama "an inspiring leader" who is courageously grappling with the huge challenges confronting the country. Further, he called Obama and a "healer" who has "spoken eloquently and movingly about race in this nation."

"Rev. Jenkins", if I may? There is only One "Healer", and His Teachings that You are supposed to adhere to....hence that "Rev." before your name. Try hard to keep that in mind when making statements to the press.

Forget who I'm speaking of? Just walk on over to the football stadium and glance at the end zone.........

Don't be surprised at the reaction of Catholics to this......yup, he is our President, but an adherent to the Catholic Doctrine, he sure isn't.

Keep your Faith and your Values, whatever they might be........

Oh, I's "Obama".......My Bad.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Few Country Truisms.......

Attributed to Will Rogers.......

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman... neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


Remember way back in October when I related our Civil War Re-enactment adventure?

No? Didn't think so.....well, back then I posted a photo or two, and promised to try and do a slide show. I'm a bit too computer challenged for the task, but M'Lady Dragn is not, and she put together a You-Tube of it, and added some very good background music from the U.S.Army Choir.....

I hope you enjoy.....and if you're ever around one of these things, I highly recommend seeing it.


Friday, March 27, 2009

A Story..........

I went to look at a Project the other day that was in a large public parking lot.

I was only inside for about fifteen minutes, and when I came out there was a motorcycle cop writing a parking ticket.

So I went up to him and said, ‘Come on buddy, how about giving a fellow a break?’

He ignored me and continued writing the ticket for taking up two parking spaces.

So I called him a stupid idiot.

He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having bald tires!

Then I really got angry at him. I questioned his parentage and his sexuality.

He finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket!

This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

I didn’t care.

My car was parked around the corner.
I hate people who park like that………..

Ilove Cops.....I wouldn't really do that.

Murtha and the Wrong Reward..........

Gotta pass this along.....

I have just read and signed the online petition:

"Don't Honor John Murtha"

hosted on the web by, the free online petition
service, at: MURTHA

I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
signing yourself.

Mine was Signature #42310, with the following comment: "With a total disregard for Facts, Murtha threw Marine Combat Troops under a Bus of his own making, for personal gain. He should be shamed, not honored."

Semper Fi.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Musical Interlude.....

This is "Naturally 7", an a capela "Street" group, no name, nobodies with a certain style,

And if this.....singing impromptu on the Paris subway.....was a marketing ploy, they're more than just musically gifted. This thing has almost 3 million hits at Youtube already....


And H/T to Foxfier, because her Post this morning reminded me of these guys.....HEADNOISES

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aaaaagh,...I am so tired of Protests....-p';0p;0o9;0op-p'-';0o;9l9iolp90

I don't have time....and Ransom the Kitteh seems to want to write his own Post.....

Soo...without commentary, my favorite Protest comment is necessary anyhow......

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just a LOL KItteh.......

Afghanistan Shrugged.........

You might just enjoy this new,( to me....I don't get out much), Military Blog that I ran across this weekend.......

Dear Mr Taliban (ACM, AAF, Booger Eater, EOP, Bad Guy or whatever),

Over time I’ve received emails and comments on this blog that I’m insensitive to your culture. Evidently, I should endeavor to be more tolerant and politically correct in my quest to kill you with every means at my disposal.

After much self reflection I’ve seen the error in my ways and thought I’d write you a brief note to apologize for my actions and those of my compatriots in Team Vampire. I now see how my attempts to incinerate, ventilate and generally cause mayhem could possible hurt your feelings and offend your sensibilities. For that I apologize.

First, let me complement you on the bunker complex that we saw the other day. It seemed very nice and looked like you’d chosen wisely on the size. It appears to me that you didn’t overextend yourself financially building it.

That’s great! I also hope that you didn’t use a subprime lender or an adjustable rate mortgage. This should alleviate any issues in the future about defaulting; having to walk away from the bunker complex.

The downside is that you selected this outstanding piece of real estate to launch rockets at American and Afghan soldiers.

Thus, I had to destroy it.

Maybe we should have served you with a notice to vacate but that didn’t seem prudent at the time. Really if you want to blame someone it should be the Air Force as they’re the ones that actually dropped the bombs. But, seeing as I’m a personal accountability guy I’ll take the blame for it. Sorry.


Made me proud.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm not a Huge sports fan.......except when it comes to....

"Zona Baketball......and March Madness in particular. So, but understanding that any readers left maight well not be fans of the sport, let alone the Team, suffice to say that....

Arizona, a team that no one thougt should even go to the NCAA's, has beaten Utah and now Cleveland to be the ONLIEST PAC-10 team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen.....

Can't wait to see the nay sayers tomorrow a work.....most UCLA or USC fans, of course. I shall be gentle with them as I collect my "prizes"....'d your team do so far?
Bear Down.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Ch Ch ch Changes.........

HIGH SCHOOL--1959 vs. 2009
Scenario 1:
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school
parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1959 -Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car
and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2009 -School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and
never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized
students and teachers.

Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1959 -Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up

2009 -Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and
Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny
started it.

Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

1959 -Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by
the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class

2009 -Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is
then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey
has a disability.

Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a
whipping with his belt.

1959 -Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and
becomes a successful businessman.

2009 -Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster
care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that
she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom
has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1959 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

2009 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug
violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:
Pedro fails high school English.

1959 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2009 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear
nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is
racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and
Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is
given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he
cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them
in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red fire ant mound.

1959 - Ants die.

2009- ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged
with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings
are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad
is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again

Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found
crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1959 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2009 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

Do you have any other expressions of the changes that have happened? Although humerous.......this kind of crap is what is behind our County's problems......

Can you say Nanny State?
Of course you can........
H/T M'LadyK


Picture Clearing Time again.........

And we'll start wit Kitteh pictures.....because I likes me some Kittehs.....

My favorite Cat in a Long time is young "Ransom of Red Chief"....if you've ever read the short story, you will instantly understand that this Kitteh is much more than a simple handful

Looks so sweet, sitting there in his nest, make everyone just want to pet him......

But count your digits when you leave, 'cuz he's faster than lightning and his claws are sharp......

You see, he fancies himself looking a bit more like this little feller......

I wonder how he'd make it out on the farm, or up Foxfier's way.....probably get what he wanted out of the farmer........

I used to love getting the toy surprise out of the cereal boxes when I was a little Cub. For some reason, Lil'Wolfie isn't excited about it at the Lair......
How times have changed.....which, by the way, is the subject of the next post.....

Hope you enjoyed the Kittehs......

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A little bit of Gun Pron........

With the Gunny........

What a lovely way to relax.......and then there's This:

Why I loves me some Texas.....

"A woman was called in front of a Texas grand jury for manslaughter after she shot a mugger 6 times in the back as he was running away with her purse. He grabbed the purse and ran, she had her hand on the gun in it, and was left with the revolver in her hand. When asked by the grand jury why she shot the man 6 times in the back as he was running away, she replied under oath:

“Because when I pulled the trigger the 7th time it only went click”

Heh, Lady - 1, Goblin - 0

Day off of Blogging.....

Maybe I'll see you tonight....real busy day at work today......
Take care, all.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A "real life" example of an.......

Experiment in Socialism...h/t Shelley

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism."

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided that since they could not make an A, they studied less. The second Test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder people try to succeed the greater their reward but when a government takes all the reward away; no one will try or succeed.


Follow up to last night....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And then I'm Enraged again......

It's not moods, by the can ask Dragn, I'm not moody, unless "good" is truly a mood.

But some things just plain fire my "enraged" muscle to full on turbo. This is one of them:

Our POTUS seems to think that raising capital on the backs of our wounded Veterans is a good idea. "The Insurance Companies should bear an equal portion of the cost of treatment"..........

Cmdr. David K. Rehbein of the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, called the president's plan to raise $540 million from private insurers unreasonable, unworkable and immoral.

"This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate 'to care for him who shall have borne the battle,' given that the United States government sent members of the Armed Forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies," Rehbein said late Monday after a meeting with the president and administration officials at the Veterans Affairs Department.

"I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service-connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans," Rehbein said.

Roberts said that 11 veterans service organizations were told to come up with another plan if they didn't like this one. The groups met on Monday with Obama, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Office of Management and Budget defense spending chief Steven Kosiak.

Come up with a plan? You Dumbass...yes I cursed......there is a plan, and all injured Vets should be taken care of in the extreme with all of the resources of the Federal Government.

"It's not the Blue Cross that puts soldiers in harm's way, it's the federal government," Roberts said, adding that the American Legion would like the existing system to remain in place. Service-related injuries currently are treated and paid for by the government.

The American Legion has proposed that Medicare reimburse the VA for the treatment of veterans.

No, American Legion, that is not a proposal, that's a surrender. You should simply say, "This we shall NOT abide."

He said that the argument about the government's moral obligation to treat wounded soldiers, sailors and Marines fell on deaf ears during the meeting.

"The president deflected any discussion when it got into any moral issue here," he said. "Any attempt to direct the conversation (to the moral discussion) was immediately deflected."

An aside to John McCain.......still think that he's a "good man"?

Then a note to politicians everywhere, when you turn your back on the Men who Served you, who fight Your wars for You.....

There will come a time when THEY turn their backs on You. And, I suspect you won't care so very much for that.

End rant.....I think I'll take one of those PTSD pills the Medic gave me lo these years ago........


Happy Guinness Day.......

So, have yourself a safe and enjoyable one.

Musical Interlude, anyone?

More tonight....
Wollf....not a bit Irish, but I do enjoy a pint.

The Chicago River........

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thomas Paine......

"The Second American Revolution".....

Yup, I know, it's been posted in lot's of other places, but just in case you haven't seen it......Watch.

So....what do you think? I know that I am an American.
Happen to be of Amerind and Scottish descent, but no hyphens here.....


This week's Adventure.......

From Uber's perspective....all LOL Dawg...

Went to the Beach, Silverstrand in Oxnard......

And, let me tell you, he kept it.

We had a great time as always, Wollf, M'Lady Dragn, Lil'Wolfie, Wolfie the Elder and his best Buddy, that's not his name, but if you saw him you'd understand........

Ate the best damm burritos at Pepe's, a little food shack down by the beach, played a little football 'til Uber the middle linebacker laid Lil' Wolfie out for the count, tired ever-bodies out, and headed back up to the Lair.......


Friday, March 13, 2009

Tomorrow morning I'm gonna get the Jeep fired back up......

Then I s'pose I should take M'Lady Dragn out for a spin in the country. Oh, but won't she be surprised.........

Reckon I ought to take her by the carwash on the way home.......
*yup, their is a little bit of evil humor in me*


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just some oddness......

From a relatively creative, and TBI (in service), and ADD mind.......

First, remember that airliner crash because of birds being sucked into the jet engines? Well, howzabout we deter the little buggers from approaching an aircraft?

I mean srsly....all it takes is a bit of artistic painting......

This one, I found on the net, looking for absolutely nothing in just called out to me to be captioned with....

"Well.....ya don't say......"

Wolfie the Elder and I decided to try our hand at camoflage in a rural setting. One of the old Halloween costumes a few years ago.....worked out perfectly, they didn't even know that we were in their midst.....

Well, until I noticed that one of the cows was actually a young Bull......

Good thing for me that Wolfie the Elder was the rear end.....taught him a bit about the birds and the bees.....(kidding, we escaped with our bovine virginity intact).....

Finally for tonite, we have a forklift parked outside the Lair....taking up parking spaces, and irritating myself and the Beautiful and Loving Miss Dragn....

Doesn't bother Ransom Kitteh though...he thinks it's his........

Who can blame him? Sounds logical to Wollf.........

Love youse guyz....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I've got an idea.......

Another of Wollf's "Get Rich SLOW" schemes..........a Movie!! Yup, but actually a remake.....Hollywood is redoing just about everything that was made in the eighties...

A relatively dismal time for cinema, by the way, and I have come up with a little idea to entertain the Masses.....well, my kind of masses...

Let's remake "Bedtime For Bonzo".....come on, most of you, Foxie, Walks with Wolves, and She-Cub Annie excepted, know the silly a$$ed Ron Reagan film.....

But we'll update it....still need a Manly, staunch Conservative in the Lead role, and we probably should add a little action and that all important "pathos" know, so the Libtard audience shows up........

A Buddy Cop movie, with Clint Eastwood as the tired, aging, no crap cop.....investigating some animal cruelty case, because he's stepped over the line one too many times........

Yeah, that's the ticket.......and he reluctantly, as always, takes on a new rookie partner........who has a special link to the case, unbeknownst to ol' Clint.....

There He is in all his Eastwood, take no prisoners glory.......

"You got some animals in here that you're treatin' poorly?"......

"Hey, did you HEAR the Lieutenant? What, are you feeling Lucky? Hairless hairball?"

I'm thinking at least two figures gross on this one, the first week........

Oh, and then, for a change of pace.......Joshua Tree National Park....a lovely place, where you see the most interesting juxtapositions. Don't even ask, those of you who might know.......I thought it was artful funny...and it's only a butt, fer cryin' out loud.......

Then, two just for fun......

We've all seen the "stupid person crashes" pictures......but howzabout an Olympic Gymnast wrecking their bike? Perfect pike position, double, is what I'm imagining.....

And finally, the protest that I think we all really want to see......I'm so tired of the same old stuff.....add some humor, won't you?

That is all.....obviously ADD is in full swing...if this sucked, er, um......too bad.
G-d bless America, and have a good night.


When we get the house, I'm gonna get Cable.....

Just you wait and see......I really miss the Discovery Channel.....

What's your fave show? I've been buying or renting entire seasons of shows that peak my interest...seems to work fairly well, you don't forget last week's episode.

Just finished all of "The Unit" it, deja vu all over again.

Now we've started on the first season of "24"...loving it a lot too, Wollf, the Cubs and Dragn, all nestled up in front of the TV for an hour or so Tuesdays and Thursdays after homework.....feels like Family.

Do you have any must see suggestions?
(No....I refuse to watch "Dancing with the Has Beens"........)


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Why Dragn loves to Grocery shop with me........

Just a little trot down memory lane.......

A number of years back I was buying a 2 large bags of Purina dog chow at the local Food store, for my dogs Siddhartha and Steppenwolf. First a Dobie, second a Rott.

I was about to check out when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think, that I had an elephant? *Fer crying out loud, I hates me some elephants*

Since I had little else to do, on ADD creative impulse, I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, and that I was starting the Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn’t because I ended up in the hospital last time.

On the bright side though, I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of every orifice of my body and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.

(I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was enthralled with my story by now.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food had poisoned me.

I told her no; I had stopped in the middle of the parking lot to lick my butt and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was laughing so hard!

The Grocery Store won’t let me shop there any more. That's why I moved to California........


Do you ride Public Transportation?

I don't. Yannow why? Because I like to choose who I rub elbows with......quite as simple as that.

So, because my vast-ish collection of odd photos needs a bit of culling, I shall share a few Mass Transit photos that I am very happy not to be a part of.....

This first one srsly reminds me of a bus trip with a sick chicken down in Costa Rica that I told you about a year or so ago. You can read that story HERE

I simply have no idea about this one, a traveling Buddhist Umbrella Team?

This one's easy......a bunch of late night revelers from the Team Mascot Convention. Looks like they may have had one too many.......

There.....three more pics off of my 'puter....yay.

Oh....if you haven't, you really might enjoy the "chicken" story.

From The Times of London...........

One in seven people believe it is acceptable in some circumstances for a man to hit his wife or girlfriend if she is dressed in “sexy or revealing clothes in public”, according to the findings of a survey released today.

A similar number believed that it was all right for a man to slap his wife or girlfriend if she is “nagging or constantly moaning at him”.

The findings of the poll, conducted for the Home Office, also disclosed about a quarter of people believe that wearing sexy or revealing clothing should lead to a woman being held partly responsible for being raped or sexually assaulted.

Although a majority of 1,065 people over 18 questioned last month believe that it is never acceptable to hit or slap a woman, the poll found that those aged 25-39 were more likely to consider that there were circumstances in which it was acceptable to hit or slap a woman.

Men and women over 65 and those in the lower social class groups D and E are more likely to believe that woman should be held partly responsible for being raped or sexually assaulted, Ipsos Mori telephone poll found.

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said: “Violence against women and girls is unacceptable in any form no matter what the circumstances are.”

Ms Smith said that more needed to be done to challenge attitudes that condoned violence against women and girls.

She was speaking as she launched a police lead review of whether new laws are needed to tackle serial domestic violence abuses and whether there is a link between the early sexualisation of young girls and violent abuse

Read it all

Is it any wonder? Wollf suggests that maybe, just maybe, it's because about one in seven people in the U.K. are, dare I say, Muslim?

*SPIT*.....The fall of a Great Empire from within, between the Socialists and the Sharia Law followers, how can she survive.

*maybe amputation of the infected parts*

Monday, March 9, 2009

I meant a fluffy, cuddly....

......Bunny, aA....sheesh, went from damm foul mood to scared of Attack Rabbits...

Heh, but as you said, Looks like the bad a$$ Texas bunny is doing more to protect his turf than we are.....


A Daily Disgust........

This just in via HERE ........

Our Friends in Great Britain have a much larger "Problem" than we do. This is a leaflet that was stuffed into mail boxes this weekend in Luton......

Clicky click to enlarge, but only if you're feeling like being enraged and upset...

PC at it's worst, allowing a group of people to spew hatred and lies because they're a minority?

Bravo Sierra, now I'm pi$$ed off again....somebody send me a bunny rabbit or something.....

Random Short Musings.........

From all over the place......Uber sometimes wonders what the Heck I'm doing.....

I have all the money I’ll ever need - if I die by 4:00 p.m. today.

I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said “Implants?”

Children in the dark make accidents, but accidents in the dark make children.

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

I was so poor growing up. If I wasn’t born a boy, I’d have nothing to play with.

Campers: Nature’s way of feeding mosquitoes

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.

There’s a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can’t get away.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Don’t piss me off! I’m running out of places to hide the bodies.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

Have a good Monday.....

Friday, March 6, 2009

Just plain Wacky News........

And I will preface that I didn't run a Snopes on all of them.....they just made me laugh so I thought I'd share.......

1. When his 38-calibre revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked. *Saved the taxpayers some money for when he finally would have been caught.....*

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and, after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef’s claim was approved.

3. A man who shovelled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. *Understandably, he shot her.*

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for 3 days.
*Excitable and prone to being wrongly imprisoned?*

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit. *Probably a current student at Evergreen College*

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer… $15. *If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?*

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he’d just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.
*What a block head......*

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, “Yes, officer, that’s her. That’s the lady I stole the purse from.” *Well, at least he told the truth ....*

9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan , at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away. **A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER*

10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home’s sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he’d ever had.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Was this Eden?

I happened upon this article last absolutely amazing archeological find in the plains of Turkey, described as possibly the most important dig ever.

10,000 years old, predating Stonehenge by 7000 or so years......

"The site of Gobekli Tepe is simple enough to describe. The oblong stones, unearthed by a shepherd, turned out to be the flat tops of awesome, T-shaped megaliths.

Imagine carved and slender versions of the stones of Avebury or Stonehenge.

Most of these standing stones are inscribed with bizarre and delicate images - mainly of boars and ducks, of hunting and game.

Sinuous serpents are another common motif. Some of the megaliths show crayfish or lions."

If you have any interest in archeology or the beginnings of civilization.....go and read the whole article....Religious connotations aside, although I will almost guarantee it will make you say "hmmmmm", this is way interesting.......
I get chills when I read things like this.......

Howz dat workin' out for ya?

Not taking credit for being the onliest one to notice, but .....well, here's Obama 2008.....a young man on the way to the Presidency of the United States.......

And here he is, 43 days into the "most powerful position on the planet"........

43 days does this? If so, maybe there's some truth to that "President's Book" from the movie National Treasure?

......Hmmmm, or maybe he just ran out of Grecian Formula.....