Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A lovely teacher and an unborn baby

Two story lines that will elicit uniformly predictable male response. 
(Unless you're an abortionist, and then also predictable)


Today's Footprint

Obama's perjury

May the court please ...Res Ipsa Loquitur

Michael Shrimpton, who faces a Nov. 10 trial, also appears in a 2008 video that began re-circulating earlier this year on the Internet in which he claims to have been privy to shocking intelligence information on Obama’s origins. Shrimpton contends to this day that the CIA collected DNA from then-Sen. Obama and a grandparent, establishing that Stanley Ann Dunham was not Obama’s biological mother. He intends to subpoena from the CIA and British intelligence any records either agency may have on Obama’s DNA.
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A few months ago, Tom Marr, a WCBM (syndicated radio) talk show host challenged a caller who wanted Obama impeached.  Now Marr, who is nothing if not a solid Teapartier, insisted that the caller name one, just one! offense that  passes impeachment muster;  and then shot them down in order.

 We all have lists, and mine is probably larger than mostand I disagreed with Marrbut that's not what this is about.  Sort of not, anyway.

The Obama birth certificate imbroglio boils down to one absolute.  It's not that Obama is ineligible because he wasn't born on US soil, or to an under-age mother without the then legal right to confer U.S. citizenship to a foreign born child.   All of that may be true, but it's arguable.  What is not arguable, even if Obama was born in Hawaii, is that over a period of years Obama has presented a series of counterfeit certificates of live birth.  As each in turn was shown to be counterfeit, it was replaced with the defect fixed. Again and again.

 In 2011 he released a long form birth certificate.  It was immediately exposed by experts as being photoshopped.   There have been no responsible replies (Snopes does not qualify) to the myriad of highly qualified document analysts who have collectively left zero doubt that it is a forgery.

Obama's impeachable offense then—supplying provably false documents to prove his eligibility to hold his office.  Perjury.

That's all it takes. Ask Bill Clinton.

Where There's Smoke ...

What I See                          

E-cigarettes have become a source of consternation for anti-smoking lawmakers who quiver at the very thought of someone lighting up a tobacco product.  This knee-jerk reaction to the dramatic increase in the use of e-cigarettes in public is manifesting itself in places like Los Angeles opting to treating e-cigarettes as if they were tobacco. 
The fear of second hand smoke amongst those who have waged a legislative war on tobacco is one of the guiding principles behind these governmental prohibitions with the City of Los Angeles even going so far as to prohibit using e-cigarettes in outdoor public places and parks.
But what is the truth about the vapor emitted from using e-cigarettes?    
In order to understand this issue, one needs to understand that e-cigarettes do not involve lighting a paper wrapped tobacco product and pulling the smoke through into your lungs, as is the case with actual cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes on the other hand are not lit, and are essentially little more than a plastic tube which turns nicotine into a flavored vapor that can be consumed by a user.  The vapor does not contain any of the characteristics of a burning cigarette.  Whereas a cigarette left burning in an ash tray produces a haze that lingers throughout a room or building, the vapor from the e-cigarette doesn't have the same effect, as it doesn't emit vapor unless it is being used by a consumer.
When being used, the e-cigarette vapor is only emitted into the atmosphere when the consumer exhales.  The e-cigarette vapor itself has been found to be primarily comprised of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, water and flavors.  This is an important distinction between the vapor exhaled by an e-cigarette user and a tobacco smoker.   Blah-Blah-Blah

Hoes in the Outfield
I think our great problem as a nation is a sense of  having no personal identity; a sense that we are really just a bump in a statistics table.   I think it explains the recent tattoo obsession;  a way of  expressing individuality, achievement and rank.   I think it may explain the over-the-top eco, vegan, global warming, and other silliness ne plus ultra We need God. We need a sense of mission.  Eric Hoffer observed that people with no sense of self worth will look for a movement to latch onto.  It will be their religion, and they willing martyrs in its defense.  That's what I think about this electronic cigarette silliness. People trying to leave a footprint in a pail of water.

Who is that with Tom Cruise?

3 Schmucks and a Girl

The Warship Gabby Giffords WTF


Yoo Hoo! Ahoy There!

Homer Simpson–  “Hey, do we get to land on an aircraft carrier?”

Helicopter Pilot– “No, sir.  The closest vessel is the U.S.S. Walter Mondale; it’s a laundry ship.  They’ll take you the rest of the way.”

In a daring daytime operation, apparent domestic terrorists have lured US Navy Capt. Joseph Tuite, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast into a local Denny's where they are holding him hostage with unlimited coffee refills and complimentary Moons over My Hammy.

 Captain Tuite is a mission critical asset to the official keel laying ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords. 

Reacting swiftly, the Obama administration awarded the now POW Captain Tuite with the Silver Star and announced that Vice President Biden is ready to negotiate for the Captain's release.  [satire by Rational Gun]

I breakfast here on the quarterdeck of the USS Gob Smacked, and wonder at the silliness of naming a warship after a anti-military Democrat congressperson, to honor her for being wounded  by a kindred spirited " left wing political radical" gunman, Jared Loughner.   Where are Monty Python when you need them?  

Scent via Tam