Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Recess from the Filthy Ratbastardmfcs Obama

In Bruges - Listed as a comedy.  A very dark one, then.  Loved it.  A lot.
American Gangster - Serpico flavor. Long, great cast, great acting.  If all the people who deserved killing, were, only about 6 people would survive to the end.
Apaloosa. - Lonesome Dove-ish delight.  All Starr cast. Great acting.  All the right people get killed. Loved it.


Yard Sign

Nothing inside is worth dying for-TFV

Below is my new yard sign... It beats the heck out of those worthless Brinks Security or ADT alarm signs!

Samurai A.G. TFV

Laser scope

Democrat bitching

The Baloonist

Son Ro sent this.  I've seen a variation of it before, but it suits my mood today.

The balloonist

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Yup, pure luck ...


Three examples of a chance happening altering history

Walter Clement Pipp (Wally Pipp)  was a mainstay at first base for the New York Yankees from 1915-1925.  Pipp was  American League home run champion: 1916, 1917, had  3 seasons with a .300+ batting average. and 2 seasons with 100+ RBI.  On June 2, 1925, Yankee coach Miller Huggins, wishing to shake up his lineup for a day, benched Pipp, and replaced him with a newcomer named Lou Gehrig.  It was the beginning of Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. Pipp was traded to Cincinnati.

George Shaw was an All-America quarterback from the University of Oregon, and  the number-one NFL draft pick (Baltimore Colts) in 1955.  Shaw was everything the Colts had hoped for, but in the fourth game of the 1956-57 season, he broke his leg.  He was replaced by a player who  had been a  ninth round NFL pick (Steelers) in 1955, after playing for Louisville. The Steelers cut him after their first exhibition game, saying he "lacked the intelligence to play quarterback in the NFL."   Johnny Unitas went on to become one of the greatest QBs in NFL history.  Shaw was traded to the New York Giants. 

Barack Obama, the improbable Democratic Party nominee for president in 2008.  Despite having no experience, at anything, Obama's good looks and charisma vaulted him and running mate Sen. Joe Biden into a commanding lead.  By mid-September, however, Republican John McCain, on the strength of VP mate Sarah Palin's performance on the campaign trail,  had taken the lead over Obama.  Then, on the morning of September 18th, at 11 AM EDT,  there began an electronic run on the banks, by persons unknown, who withdrew a staggering half  trillion  dollars in just one hour.  Bush closed the banks, and emergency plans were discussed by the president and congressional majority Democrats.  They chose Obama as their spokesman, he also being, evidently, a renowned economist.  Obama's performance was charitably characterized as inept, but Democrats blamed Bush for the disaster, and Obama was able to retake and hold his lead.

Belly laugh

Three Choices

  1. If you see racism in everything, jump up and down and yell "racist"
  2. Laugh
  3. If you're a Democrat; all of the above

Monson, Obama meet in White House

WASHINGTON - President Thomas Monson and Elder Oaks were invited to the Oval Office on Monday to present President Obama with his family genealogy in five large leather-bound volumes that review several generations of the president's family.