2012 November


From Malibu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Dallas…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gentle giant of a man will be missed…

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BREAKING NEWS AT DAILY KOS – (click for story)

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON MT. RUSHMORE –  (click for image)

Best quote from the story:

As this is literally a breaking story, there is little Republican reaction to assess. When the subject was breached in 2011 on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh said:

“If this becomes a reality I will personally strap a load of C5 to my stomach and lower myself down onto the Obama sculpture’s nose.”

The cost to the taxpayers of modifying the original monument, created by the Danish-born Gutzon Borglum, is expected to be largely offset by corporate donors, currently under contract to supply, among other things, the scaffolding required for the three year undertaking:

According to Huffington Post this story has a shelf-life but no credible foundation.

(Link in comments – thanks Mel!)

Dumb Ways to Die:
A Melbourne Metro PSA by Tangerine Kitty

Lyrics:

Set fire to your hair
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
Eat medicines that’s out of date
Use your private parts as piranha bait

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Get your toast out with a fork
Do your own electrical work
Teach yourself how to fly
Eat a two week old unrefrigerated pie

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Invite a psycho-killer inside
Scratch your drug dealer’s brand new ride
Take your helmet off in outer space
Use your clothes dryer as a hiding place

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Keep a rattlesnake as pet
Sell both the kidneys on the internet
Eat a tube of superglue
“I wonder what’s this red button do?”

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

Dress up like a moose during hunting season
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
Run across the tracks between the platforms
They may not rhyme but they’re quite possibly

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

I love the piranha!

Oh and is that an Alaskan Moose costume? *smirk*

The message has gone viral story here

Free download can be found here   … and too also here

 

And on another note –

I can’t wait to call these…

… Bimbos!

(Forbes has the skinny here.)

 

So what do the other 25.5 million Texans want to do? Is anyone going to ask them? I find it annoyingly interesting that even though more than 62 million Americans voted for Barack Obama in this last election the only voices being heard at the moment are the less than 50,000 across 20 states calling for secession. That’s like having 600 children where two of them are acting up – and giving only those two all the attention.

But let’s say for the sake of argument that these nut-jobs get their way. What will this tantrum actually get them?

In the case of Texas it could get them this:
*Instant closure of all federal buildings and programs.
*Stopping of all SSI, unemployment and Medicare benefits.
*Federally backed business loans called in.
*Utilities (gas, electricity and water) connected to any federally-owned station shut down.
*Federally-owned lands such as National Parks closed until after sale/disbursement of property.
*All military bases closed and non-residents recalled.
*All federal prisons closed – non-resident prisoners moved elsewhere. Jailed Texans released.
*Hospitals, schools, Universities, research centers receiving federal grants closed.
*All Post Offices shut down.
*Trucking Industry to negotiate separate trade agreements with US before commerce can resume.
*Passports needed to enter neighbouring states.
*Federally subsidized cell towers.telephone lines shut down.
*Federal/military tolls/roadblocks set up at each major road leading in and out of Texas.
*All federally backed emergency services (fire, search and rescue, highway patrol) shut down.
*End of all farm subsidies.
*End of safe FDA regulation of dairy and cattle.
*All Texas-born military personnel relieved of duty and sent home (to join the now continually growing unemployment line).

Neither Red Cross nor FEMA would  be among the first responders in the event of any future emergency (hurricane, tornado, inland fire, oil spill, etc.).

The federal government would no longer regulate commerce, banking, insurance, OSHA policies to see the people get a fair deal.

Be careful what you wish for Texas. The rest of us just might give it to you and take our funds back. We can always use some extra cash.

Feel free to add to the list –