Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ham v Cat

 So, a Priest & a Rabbi ...

A Priest and a Rabbi were sitting next to each other on an airplane.

After a while, the Priest turned to the Rabbi and asked, “Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?”

The Rabbi responded, “Yes, that is still one of our laws.”

The Priest then asked, “Have you ever eaten pork?”

To which the Rabbi replied, “Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted a ham sandwich.”

The Priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading.

A while later, the Rabbi spoke up and asked the Priest, “Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?”

The Priest replied, “Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith.”

The Rabbi then asked him, “Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?”

The Priest replied, “Yes, Rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke my faith.”

The Rabbi nodded understandingly and remained silent, thinking, for about five minutes.

Finally, the Rabbi said,
“Beats the shit out of a ham sandwich, doesn't it?”
Uncle Frank

This is snow on snow on snow on snow ...

 Son of a bitch!
20 inches! I can't take it! - Madonna

Boned Jello

It's begun. They're calling for 20" here, and 40-50 MPH winds tomorrow.  That pretty much guarantees a major power outage.  I dug through to my generator, but no amount of fiddling got it to start. I think it's been 5 years since I last used it.  By my calculations, a quart of Jack will put me into a 4-5 day coma, and 4-5 days closer to Spring.  Thank you Mr. Daniels.  Or, I can build the mother of all snow forts.  Yes!  USA UAS USA!

I know .. I know .. Teacher I know


Blizzard Rearranges Announcement of Feds New Global Warming Office...

Wall-to-wall corruption

 How many companies get endorsed
by the president of the United States?

 Add "Teapot Dome" to the list of scandals the Obama Administration has parallels with.

Boned Jello

Serious Materials is little window company that's "booming," says Fortune. "On a roll," according to Inc. magazine, which put Serious' CEO on its cover, with a story titled: "How to Build a Great Company".  Wow, great story of the little engine what could, wot?  

Not quite sash breath.
Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the opening of one of its plants. CEO Kevin Surace thanked him for his "unwavering support." "Without you and the recovery ("stimulus") act, this would not have been possible," Surace said.

Biden returned the compliment: "You are not just churning out windows; you are making some of the most energy-efficient windows in the world. I would argue the most energy-efficient windows in the world."

Gee, other window-makers say their windows are just as energy efficient, but the vice president didn't visit them.

When the CEO said that opening his factory wouldn't have been possible without the Obama administration, he may have known something we didn't. Last month, Obama announced a new set of tax credits for so-called green companies. One window company was on the list: Serious Materials. This must be one very special company.

But wait, it gets even more interesting, says John Stossel in his Real Clear Politics report.  

Boned Jello

On my Fox Business Network show on "crony capitalism", I displayed a picture of administration officials and so-called "energy leaders" taken at the U.S. Department of Energy. Standing front and center was Cathy Zoi, who oversees $16.8 billion in

stimulus funds, much of it for weatherization programs that benefit Serious.

The interesting twist is that Zoi happens to be the wife of Robin Roy, who happens to be vice president of "policy" at Serious Windows.

Of all the window companies in America, maybe it's a coincidence that the one which gets presidential and vice presidential attention and a special tax credit is one whose company executives give thousands of dollars to the Obama campaign and where the policy officer spends nights at home with the Energy Department's weatherization boss.



Don's Bunny

 Hi Boys & Girls
It's Bunnies and Puzzles day

Boned Jello

Dom M Chief Barn Army Scout Don M sent this picture.  Taken during this year's Great Bunny Roundup in Big Sky Country (cowboys load up on pet bunnies to keep them company through the harsh winters).   But that's not what Don wants to tell us about.  This is. An evolving, county-by-county unemployment map of the US over the past two years.

Make of it what you will.  What I noticed was how the area around Washington DC manages to retain its harlequinned majesty.  Must be Gaia's chosen people, wot?
Boned Jello

Sarah's Claymore Mind

The Deadly Claymore Mind of Sarah Palin
Our Sarry has a  "Claymore mind;"  deadly to lefty journalists so eager to destroy her that they walk right into it.  Again, and again.


Party Tips

In Passing

 In Passing

Remember when Prince Charles said ban McDonald's food?
If Chuck was an American politician, he'd have this guy's seat.
Boned Jello
But, I digress -- The Royal pasty that's unhealthier than a Big Mac
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Mocks Sarah Palin By Writing ‘Cheat Sheet’ On Her Hand
Libtards famously have no capacity for happiness, but worse - they lack any sense of irony.

Rash of retirements pushes Social Security to brink
... annual surplus nearly evaporated in 2009 for the first time in 25 years
(Expect the left's "joy of euthanasia" program to heat up.)

Recession chugs on, except in government
The Democrat Party's decades old class-envy gambit is about to bite them in the ass.

As a conservative, I feel outraged enough that the government profligately wasted Chinese bondholder money on an ad in the Superbowl. As a viewer, I felt worse that the ad sucked that badly.
(via  Porch Lady)

Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads
Some are rusty and don't run so good.  Try  WD-40
(H/T B)

U.S. Marines Are Landing – And Taliban Knows All About It
I think it's fair to call this John Murtha's legacy
The Marines have been instructed not to shoot back if there are civilians in the line of fire.

The History of Tipping

... the practice may be traced back to 18th Century English pubs when tipping was considered an essential incentive for better service. And more recently, in nationalized health care hospitals, for the same reason.

USPTO Won't Accept Upside Down Faxes; Demands Resends
If you fax the US Patent Office an upside-down document, they make you resend it, right side-up.