Archive for August, 2009

Poetry

August 30, 2009

I wasn’t going to post on the passing of Ted “the Swimmer” Kennedy.  Then I read this.

Posterity will ne’er survey
A nobler grave than this
Here lie the bones of Ted Kennedy
Stop traveler, and piss

 

via

What He Said

August 29, 2009

The Storm Upon Us

One of three possible scenarios is currently being played out in the United States.

Obama Administration is the most corrupt, dishonest, and inept Administration that America

The first option, is simply that the Obama Administration is the most corrupt, dishonest, and inept Administration that America has ever been burdened with. 

That is the “best case”  scenario.  Unfortunately, this is the option that I think least likely.

I suppose it is possible that Obama has simply had a phenomenal run of bad luck; that the various bills and laws passed by his Administration have, by some fluke, been accidentally anti-small business, anti-free enterprise, economically suicidal, and have worsened the economic crisis, not ended it. 

I might also mention that there has been a, how shall I say this—lackadaisical—attitude towards an American debt of biblical proportions. 

Obama Administration despises individual freedom, capitalism, free-enterprise

The second option, is that the Obama Administration despises individual freedom, capitalism, free-enterprise, and is hell-bent on transforming the United States into a fascist/communist collective—a regime that will be run by a venal, ruthless, power-hungry elite.

That actually sounds more plausible to me.

Obama Administration is part of a global restructuring process, New World Order

The third option is, that the Obama Administration is part of a global restructuring process (New World Order), in which the world will be turned into a fascist/communist collective—run by a venal, ruthless, power-hungry elite.

My guess is—take your pick between options two and three.

Go RTWT here.

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Quote of The Day

August 28, 2009

The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it. – Lewis Grizzard via

I see how that would improve the Coca-Cola, but what a terrible way to ruin perfectly good bourbon…

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Pilot’s Post

August 26, 2009

Thought for the day…

A Letter to Congress

August 26, 2009

I didn’t write it, but I like it.

Click below to go read it.

Dear Congress:

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Happy Hump Day 08-26-09!

August 25, 2009

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Outsourcing

August 23, 2009

I may have to try that!

H/T Theo

Da peasants is gettin’ restless…

August 23, 2009

Today In History

August 21, 2009

August 21, 1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.

accountant

And accountants the world over rejoice.  Or at least foot their ledgers.

Pilot’s Post

August 21, 2009

I recently started taking lessons to obtain my private pilot certificate (license).  While I still have a good way to go before I can call myself a pilot, I thought I would start a new, occasional aviation-themed post.  So here’s the first in what I hope are a long series of “Pilot’s Posts.”

c5

 

While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female Crew Chief gave the G.I.s on board the usual
information regarding seat belts, emergency procedures, etc.

Finally, she said, ‘Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew
take you safely to  Afghanistan  ‘

An old MSgt. sitting in the eighth row thought to himself,  ‘Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? ‘

When the Crew Chief came back by he said ‘Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?’

‘Yes,!’ said the Crew Chief, ‘In fact, this entire crew is female.’ 

crew

 

‘My God,’ he said, ‘I wish I had two double scotch and sodas. I don’t know what to think
with only women up there in the cockpit.’

‘That’s another thing, Master Sergeant,’ said the Crew Chief,

‘We No Longer Call It The Cockpit’

‘It’s The Box Office.’ 

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