Friday, September 30, 2011

Another one . . .

. . . bites the dust.

Anwar al-Awlaki was (apparently) reduced to pig food this morning.

Of course, he's been "killed" before, according to the Yemeni news.

I suspect that this time it's real.

Poke the bear at your own risk.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

There are surveys . . .

. . . then, there are things like this:

Interesting way to form a question, don't you think?
YOU NEED NOT HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN OR EXPERIENCED THE ACTIONS. During your last 30 workdays at your duty location what do you estimate the chance that the action below COULD have happened?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Divine right . . .

. . . of presidents?

It appears that is what King Barry wants.
"As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a few weeks back, I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own," Obama told a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. "There are times where -- until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again -- I'd like to work my way around Congress."
Unfortunately, your Organizership, that is essentially the same reason we rid ourselves of Mad King Georgie.  However, your revolution will be that of the pen, not that of the sword.

You said you would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.  Neither is likely.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

To the nineteen:

You learned ten years ago this day that the paradise you sought was a lie cut from whole cloth. It was not Jibraaiyl that welcomed you to the gates, but a humble boatman named Charon waiting to ferry you across the river Styx. His master had no virgins waiting for you, no tables set with milk and honey, no robes of silk or palaces of gold. The Prophet has abandoned and damned you. You are now in the domain of Maalik, guardian of hellfire, where you will remain forever. I wish you no peace.
From Paul Krugman . . .

. . . in the New York Times
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.
Mr. Krugman, the only thing shameful about 9-11 is that string of poisonous tripe quoted above.  And you're too cowardly to allow comments.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

By the way Osama, we're still here,
and you're dead.
Karma STILL sucks, eh?

Barry's . . .

. . . jobs program

Estimated cost: $450,000,000,000

Jobs created: $1,900,000

Cost per job: $236,842

Which we should spend because we have so much money in the treasury?

Barry should be counting dollars, not votes.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Isn't he buried . . .

. . . under Yankee Stadium?

Maybe not.  Wrong Hoffa.
Cranking up the anti-Tea Party rhetoric, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa called on workers to "take these son-of-a-bitches out" as he warmed up a crowd Monday in Detroit ahead of President Obama's Labor Day speech.
Jimmy, me boyo, who is taken out may not be to your liking.

Oh, and the proper plural is "sons of bitches.

Your chance for a place in the hall of mental giants is looking dim.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

A cyber-friend of mine had to take custody of his two granddauters ( 3 and 4) because of the mother's mistreatment.  The mother was divorced, but shared custody of the girls.  One of the little girls ended up in the hospital showing bruising and malnutrition.  My friend, his wife and their son intervened and gained custody of the girls.  My friend posted the following:

We had a lot of "moments" during the last week, but a couple last night when we had both girls safely with us at a motel in [redacted] really brought up evidence of what condition and how much healing time it's going to take.... [redacted], the older girl, was sitting on Grandma's lap last night and asked Grandma if she had food in her house. Grandma assured her she had food, the [redacted] asked what Grandma was going to do when the food was gone and Grandma of course told her she'd go to the store and get more..... Then [redacted] asked if this meant here and "Sissy" would get to eat every day!!!!!  Kind of a real eye opener on just how tough these two little angels have had things when they're not even sure there is going to be food for them to eat....and on the way home one of our stops was at McDonalds (of course) for some lunch. [redacted] sat across the table from [redacted] when we were eating and her first question was if all this food (Cheeseburger, fries, and milk) was just for her....and could she eat it all now or did she have to save some of it for tomorrow!!!! A child not yet 3 years old should never have to worry about when their next meal is coming!!!!
A good ending, but heart-rending to read.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Poor Barry . . .

. . . when can he talk?

September 7?

Sure, why not?

Uhhh . . . we didn't know it was opposite the Republican debate. 

Well, let's move it to the next day.

You mean it's opposite the NFL opener?  Who knew?

Object lesson to Barry and staff:  Stupidity is not an excuse for incompetence.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

"When the debate is lost . . .
. . . slander becomes the tool of the loser."

"The interesting question is: What is it about this president that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the Office of the President? Why do Republicans think this president is unpresidential and should dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008 or it could be, let's face it, the color of his skin. This is an extraordinary reaction to a normal sequence of events," MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe said on "The Last Word."
Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the CBC whip, told attendees at a recent CBC jobs event that Tea Party lawmakers "would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree."

Point made, I believe, without further evidence.