Wednesday, December 30, 2009



The Taft Inauguration Time Killer

Taft's Inauguration was held indoors, in the Senate chamber, due to the snowfall. Strong winds toppled trees and telephone poles, trains were stalled and city streets unpassable. City workers shoveled sand and snow through  half the night. It took 6,000 men and 500 wagons to clear 58,000 tons of snow and slush from the parade route. - Picture depicts Taft waving to the assembled crowd afterwards.
I don't know why I decided to do this.  Taft means nothing to me, and the whole thing grew very tedious.  But, there you have it (rollover).

The art of striptease

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Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

The Invisible Obamacy

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
But with Obama’s change, “It means that we have an international police force authorized to act within the United States that is no longer subject to 4th Amendment Search and Seizure.”

There is no way around this.

More Laughs

Election 2012: Nebraska Senate

Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid

The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn’t have to face Nebraska voters until 2012.

If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30%. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote.

Nelson's health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.
Happy New Year, MOFO

Nichols & May

Male Action Figure

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This action figure nurse reminded me of what perhaps is the funniest comedy routine I've ever heard.  I went looking for it, and what I found was the original Mike Nichols-Elaine May improvisation.  It was so funny that neither could get through it without breaking up.  BTW, I know some male nurses, and this is no slam on them.  But remember, this was 1962.If you don't laugh, please let me know. I want to enter you in a study.

Look for the Union Label

Union Baggage

Says the 'system that has been in place for years' failed.'s Bush's fault the system failed. - Ace-via badanov.  

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

 The fix for the system, according to Obamunists, is to unionize airport baggage screeners  But, of course it is.  Why didn't stupid Bush think of that?

Rahm Emanuel's famous declaration that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste seems to have become a way of Washington life.

That's the meaning of the political and media beatdown now being visited on Republican Senator Jim DeMint for the high crime of putting a hold on the nomination of Erroll Southers to head TSA, which runs the 50,000 airport screeners. Mr. DeMint objects because Mr. Southers has refused to say whether he would reverse current policy and back collective bargaining for baggage and passenger screeners, which the Obama Administration and Democrats on Capitol Hill support. - Union Baggage Claims

i phone parody

i Stalk

 I liked this video enough to find  Adam Thinks.  He's on my personal go-to list now. 3dc at the O-Club gets a free beer for the tip.

PeTA Terrorism

Today's religious nutcakes

Today's  bizarre religious nutcakes
Howard Goldman could have provided food, water and care for the animals that he said were being mistreated.  Instead, he secretly took photos and made daily reports to send to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - PeTA.

Today's  bizarre religious nutcakes II
As part of PETA's Make D.C. Fur Free campaign, the group is distributing its new poster, featuring not only Mrs. Obama, but talk-show queens Tyra Banks and Oprah Winfrey and country music superstar Carrie Underwood, throughout Metro stations to show how glamorous women can be "fur free and fabulous."  10,000 furrier employees were let go.