Sunday, January 03, 2010

Man v Beaver

Sunday Joke

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

An 86-year-old man went to his doctor for his quarterly check-up. The doctor asked him how he was feeling, and the 86-year-old said, "Things are great and I've never felt better. I now have a 20 year-old bride who is pregnant with my child. So what do you think about that Doc?"

The doctor considered his question for a minute and then began to tell a story.

"I have an older friend, much like you, who is an avid hunter and never misses a season.

"One day he was setting off to go hunting. In a bit of a hurry , he accidentally picked up his walking cane instead of his gun. As he neared a lake, he came across a very large male beaver sitting at the water's edge.

"He realized he'd left his gun at home and so he couldn't shoot the magnificent creature. Out of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the animal as if it were his favorite hunting rifle and went 'bang, bang.' Miraculously, two shots rang out and the beaver fell over dead.. Now, what do you think of that?" asked the doctor.

The 86-year-old said "Logic would strongly suggest that somebody else pumped a couple of rounds into that beaver."

The doctor replied, "My point exactly."
Tim VD& Don M

Lurch & Iran

John Kerry Denied Entry Into Iran

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad obviously did not do his homework on Lurch, else he'd know he was there to surrender. Of course it's always possible with this bunch that they view an enemy surrender as interfering with the mahdaviat.

Gitmo agitprop

We've got your back ...

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Despite press reports that the Obama Administration has halted transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan declined to confirm that Sunday and claimed that such cases would still be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

"Guantanamo facility must be closed. It has served as a propaganda tool for Al Qaeda. We’re determined to close it," Brennan said on Fox News Sunday. "Right now, we are looking at the other detainees in Guantanamo from Yemen."  "Fox News Sunday." via Politico
What a crock, "a propaganda tool for Al Qaeda."  Okay, it was a propaganda tool, because they were able to quote  American leftists in congress, and their pink commie skank  minions.  We know from memos like this  that congressional democrats planned to undermine Bush as a means of lowering his popularity.  Guantanamo was just one play from that game plan. The consequence for American prestige was devastating, and al-Qaeda played it to the hilt. That does smack of treason, unlike the charges now being hurled by democrats at anyone who questions their socialization of the United States. 

Swiss don't Miss

Why Switzerland Has The Lowest
Crime Rate In The World

Tom Mann

Slide Show

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VA Bennies

VIETNAM Veterans Military Update:
Law Expands Vietnam Veterans’ Benefits

Veggie Crapper

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Tea Party Poster

Best of 2009: Tea Party sign of the times
Michelle Malkin

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Lets make it this year's motto


Candid Camera

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

This Polaroid of John Belushi caught giving SNL colleague Chevy Chase the finger says it all.  The SNL cast hated him.  Agent Bedhead's George Finally Got Some Action. Paul Was Happy  photograph is similarly precious. 

Aside:  If Agent Bedhead changed her blog name to  "Bankhead and  Bedhead," and  played off Tallulah's famously scandalous life, then Amy Adams could play her in the film adaption of her blog. 

Aside2: I intend no suggestion about Bedhead's sexual orientation, believe me.  She could pretend though.


New Photochop Frontiers

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I got a little bored with colorizing b&w photos, and so will now try to master a reverse osmosis, if you will.  That's right, decolorizing photographs  requires just as much skill, and is painstaking work.  Oh, I know what some of you smart Alecks will be saying. "Rodge, you fkn idiot, you can do that with a keystroke. "   Duh. Yes, you can, but where's the pride; the sense of accomplishment?  Sheesh.

In Passing

In Passing ...
 10 things you need to know in case you ride in the Cash Cab

Coming Soon: The Bill for the Massive U.S. Debt
Americans could be in for a rude awakening in coming months when they discover the true scope of the massive national debt racked up by the U.S. government.
[Duh - only if you haven't been paying attention]

Low favorables: Dems rip Rasmussen
Funny, on so many levels

Obama Approval Index Month-by-Month (Now at -18)
Mo Funny on so many levels

Media blunders of 2009
Because a top 10,000 list is just too long

John Lynch -Belmont Club Comment

We need to look at Al Qaeda and the Islamists as revolutionaries, not as throwbacks. They are modernizers, and use modern methods. Many of them are highly educated. I think ideologically they are closer to Fascists than Communists, with an emphasis on an imagined past that never existed.(via TFSM O Club)

Things I learned while watching Avatar:
1) - It’s OK to kill things as long as you use a bow and arrow and not a gun or missile.
2) ... (via Pappy O Club)

G.P. Bear goes to Washington – part 9
“Senator Boxer,” Grandpa began, his powerful voice shaking the room, “I want to thank you for this opportunity to tell the American people the truth about polar bears.”

Obama's effigy in Pres. Carter's hometown
Jummy claims his hands are clean.  Others want to know why hanging effigies is a crime worthy of  Schutzstaffe  action?

Hijacking the Private Sector, the SEIU and Blago Way
The public bloating flourished years ago in places like California, Illinois, Michigan and Maryland, and grew steadily, though concurrent private sector employment growth dampened that effect.

Iran and disinformation
  • We don’t know if the document on the neutron initiator was completely fabricated, but we do know that these leaks serve a very deliberate political purpose. Israel clearly has an interest in building up the Iranian nuclear threat ... Giraldi’s counter-leak, on the other hand, plays into the interests of the Obama administration