Monday, April 30, 2012

Whoa - 'zactly spot-on .

Ted Lacksonen has so hacked into my psyche, leastwise here,  that ... that I hope he understands calculus or plays the violin  so I get some osmosis trade-offs.

"... vices are without consequences, but ridicule can kill"

Six years before the French Revolution Louis XVI ruled, but wit was king, prompting the Duke of Guines to observe
In this country, vices are without consequences, but ridicule can kill.
After watching the Jimmy Kimmel  roast below,  I was reminded of the movie  Ridicule

.Charles Berling stars as a cash-poor nobleman during the reign of Louis XVI. When his village is invaded by mosquitoes, he travels to Versailles to beg for the king's help. But his plans are soon diverted when he's swept into a love triangle. To survive Versailles and solve his problem, he must rely on his wit and smarts. Nominated for a 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Ridicule co-stars Fanny Ardant and Judith Godreche. (Based on a true story) 

Highly recommended, especially for the witty engineers among you. The video clip contains the only NSFW material, but it's a doozy, and what caused me to think instantly of Obama and Ridicule. NetFlix of course.


Something Old; Something New

Listen to what gets the big laughs

                                                                             SMARMY MEDIA COMEUPPANCES

Jimmy Kimmel Hosts the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner
Across the Board Cuts from a Hollywooder

Calling Captain Obvious

  A Case for Captain Obvious

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON — Field workers for President Obama’s campaign fanned out across the country over the weekend in an effort to confront a barrage of new voter identification laws that strategists say threaten the campaign’s hopes for registering new voters ahead of the November election.

In Wisconsin, where a new state law requires those registering voters ... .

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Captain Obvious says he's laughing too hard to bother ...

Starting with Algore ...

A Queef, Two Smarts, And a Fart

Res Ipsa Loquitur

AMHERST — Former Vice president Al Gore on Friday refuted claims that global warning is a myth, saying that 97 to 98 percent of the worlds’ scientists attest to its veracity.

Climate craziness of the week – global warming blamed for increase In Major League home runs - Anthony Watts

Supreme irony: wind farms can cause atmospheric warming, finds a new study

The Royal Society has taken another step from being a scientific society to becoming an advocacy organization. It has published a lengthy study, People and the Planet, which calls for a redistribution of wealth, reduction in consumption by wealthy countries, and population control (by voluntary means). Of course, a key component of the report is controlling carbon-dioxide emissions. According to the press release, this report was in advance of Rio + 20, which is being used to create additional UN bureaucratic control of nations. Continue reading →

Make Mitch McConnell’s Life Truly Miserable

Make Mitch McConnell’s Life Truly Miserable

Whodathunk Eric Cantor would become like Mitch McConnell, but he is.

I'm funning with Red State's Erick Erickson, whose article Conservatives Are Gaining, But Need Help Making Mitch McConnell’s Life Truly Miserable warms my little heart cockles with wit, wisdom and a call to arms.

.We’re about a week out from the Indiana Primary. Richard Mourdock now leads Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, Dick Lugar. But it is close. Surprisingly for so many conservative activists who backed Eric Cantor for his leadership position, the House Republican Leader has decided to engage in this and other races for the more moderate and liberal candidates.  [...]

Seriously, Eric Cantor’s PAC is asking Democrats to go vote to save Dick Lugar. The House Republican Leader wants Democrats to save Dick Lugar. That’s messed up.

Do what you can to make sure Indiana sends Dick Lugar home. Oh wait . . . Dick doesn’t live in Indiana anymore. That’s why his Board of Elections says he can’t vote in Indiana. Still, get him out of the Senate. [Full]
But that's not all .... In Texas, Ted Cruz is going up in the polls ... In Nebraska, Don Stenberg is closing in on Jon Bruning .... And then there is Utah. After 36 years in the Senate, Orrin Hatch just might be retired by the voters. but ....

I shan't hazard a guess at what the Congress will look like in 2013, but it is my fervent hope that the Republican aisles are packed with people who hate their Democrat colleague's ideological guts,  and wish dueling was still an option.