Thursday, February 11, 2016

One liners ...

Res Ipsa Loquitur


If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno~
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
~Will Rogers~
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev~
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
~Clarence Darrow~
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton~
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
~Author unknown~
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer~
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson~
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen. 
~Will Rogers

.... and COUNTING
cuzzin Ricky


Supreme Court Halts Obama’s
Aggressive Climate Agenda


In a major setback to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan from taking effect until the legal challenges from states and industry groups fully play out.

Twenty-five states, four state agencies and dozens of industry groups challenged the Clean Power Plan, which would require aggressive carbon dioxide cuts from America’s existing power plants. The Supreme Court’s decision reverses a lower court’s decision two weeks ago not to stay the regulation.

The decision is important for states refusing to submit state implementation plans and opposing the Clean Power Plan. If states had to submit plans to meet their respective carbon cut targets, the rule could have taken effect prior to a final court decision. Without the Supreme Court blocking the regulation, the wheels could have already been set in motion to close many of the existing fleet of power plants with little to no hope of re-opening no matter how the legal battle played out.


Another 5-4 decision. Which gets us to thinking.  Suppose a SCOTUS lefty dies tomorrow?  Will the GOP have the balls to keep any Obama nomination off the floor until he's gone? 

ISIS are less beings than cockroaches

Well Deserved Catharsis

Apparently, this video was uploaded to YouTube back in 2013, but it’s been making the social media rounds today. If someone tells you it’s a strike against ISIS, don’t buy it.  Given its age, it’s probably not an attack on what was then the J.V. team. It appears to come from Iraq, which would mean it’s probably a run against insurgents in Baghdad, but it could also have come from Afghanistan.

Regardless of its origin, we think you’ll agree that firing on a U.S. chopper is probably not the best decision.

...Although you won’t have long to regret making it. (CFP)

I'll take me trouser tingles anyway I can get them these days.

Willy and Lady Astor's Dog

                                                                         STFU Michelle
An American soldier, name of Willy, had just returned from several weeks of intense action on the German front lines. Granted R&R, he was on a very crowded train bound for London. The soldier walked the length of the train, looking for an empty seat, but the only unoccupied seat was directly adjacent to a well-dressed middle-aged lady and was being used by her little dog.

 The war weary soldier asked, "Please, ma'am, may I sit in that seat?"

The English woman looked down her nose at the soldier, sniffed and said, "You Americans. You are such a rude class of people. Can't you see my little Fifi is using that seat?"

Willy walked away, determined to find a place to rest, but after another trip down to the end of the train, found himself again facing the woman with the dog. Again he asked, "Please, lady. May I sit there? I'm very tired."  The English woman wrinkled her nose and snorted, "You Americans! Not only are you rude, you are also arrogant. Imagine!"

Willy, saying nothing, then leaned over, picked up the little dog, tossed it out the window of the train, and sat down in the empty seat. The woman shrieked and railed.

 An English gentleman sitting across the aisle spoke up, "You know, sir, you Americans do seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You eat holding the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window."

Aside: I was in flight school with Bill Mauldin's son,  and got to speak with him when he visited Fort Wolters. A very gracious man, which was no surprise.