Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Our fellow grump Mr D. did a great job breaking down the saga of a few thugs disrupting a pro-President Trump rally at the Capitol building in St Paul over the weekend. The aforementioned thugs were all released from police custody pending a further investigation.
One of the sh*t disturbers is someone by the name of Woody Kaine, who is the 24-year old son of Senator (and Hillary Clinton running mate in 2016) Tim Kaine.
I wonder if any butthurt leftists are clinging to the flimsy logic that if this country had done the moral and just thing by electing Clinton-Kaine, young Woody wouldn't have felt the need to lash out. Then again, a millennial having an old man as VP of the United States would have likely been a license to wreak as much havoc as possible methinks.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Instead of falling in love and then shacking up, some New York millennials are doing it backwards, and finding romance with their attractive roommates because it’s so easy and convenient.
And here I thought I was so smart when I scored an apartment with a walk-in linen closet.
Friday, March 3, 2017
How can I make such a bold claim? Why look no further than the actions of the ultimate Social Justice Warrior of our time.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will stand during the national anthem next season, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
Kaepernick no longer wants his method of protest to detract from the positive change he believes has been created, sources told ESPN. He also said the amount of national discussion on social inequality -- as well as support from other athletes nationwide, including NFL and NBA players -- affirmed the message he was trying to deliver.
As a means of protest, he began sitting during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason before taking a knee for the final preseason contest and 16 regular-season games.
Kaepernick will opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday and become a free agent next week, sources told ESPN.
In all seriousness, let's just call this what it is. A guy trying to resurrect his moribund NFL career. Nothing at all wrong with that, but to imply otherwise is disingenuous.
But at the risk of sounding too cynical, I also entertained another reason why Kap decided to stand for his country's national anthem. Perhaps he once witnessed his hero doing so in his own home country.
Who says brutal dictators can't be a positive influence on young people?
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Among the calisthenics my daughters are doing for their cross country ski team is a yoga-like pose that looks a lot like "downward dog", but has one leg up. My sons and I were doing it last night, giving the only appropriate name possible, much to my daughters' disgust.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Now if this were simply at Midway on the South Side, we could simply think it were simply a stunt pulled by supporters of the Axis of Evil. However, O'Hare is northwest, and hence we must assume that the curse of the goat is alive and well, being nourished and sustained by grass grown on life-giving greenhouse gases provided by the generousity of business travelers, many of them, ironically, Cubs fans.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
ODE TO A HAGGIS
Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Hatchback, sliding doors
Pass out the books in case the kids are bored
V6, sun shades
And she’s a-thinkin’ that she’s got it made
She comes a runnin’ just as fast as she can
‘cause every mom’s crazy ‘bout a minivan
Loose jeans, Diamond ring
And she’s a-missin’ not a single thing
Diaper bag, running shoes
Don’t tick her off or you’re a-gonna lose
She comes a-runnin’ just as fast as she can
‘cause every mom’s crazy in a minivan
Six kids, in six seats
600 miles in the snow and sleet
Black tires, driving gloves
Lookin’ sharp with the products of love
She comes a runnin’ just as fast as she can
‘cause every mom loves her little minivan
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
(for the uninitiated, "poolish" is a pre-ferment similar to sourdough used for making breads but literally means "Polish", and a "batard" is this style of bread.....or if you add an "s" before the t, you have the English meaning of the word)
And of course, there was great rejoicing here.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Most folks could see through the self portrayal of a "moderate female heterosexual" for what she really is... some saw her as a bitter dyke that blames men for all the worlds ills. Yep, those eviiil men like mberg, that "old and white, flabby and crabby" neo-con!!!
Do you think coming out will improve her view on men?
Friday, May 18, 2012
KingDavid - Ironman/Tony Stark -Fearless leader, the one with the wit in times appropriate and not. Also, pretty fly for a white guy. And Crotchety.
Captain America - BikeBubba - A man out of time in thought and method, but somehow very much on time. Has a strange persistence in telling about Jesus.
Black Widow - W. B. Picklesworth - Not entirely sure. Probably Russian. We may never know. ;)
Mr. D - Hawkeye - The one who will count the dead with accuracy inerrant.
K-Rod - Thor - Where does he come from? How does he wield such a mighty hammer of intellect? Whats with the hair?
Nick Fury - Brad Carlson - Has a keen eye for what is going on both above and below the surface, and has a deep appreciation of American baseball.
NightWriter - Agent Coulson - Always ready to party.
Palm Boy - Loki. The kid brother playing with stuff he doesn't understand and might should not meddle with.
Gino - The Hulk - The only possibility for Bruce or Gino. Steals the show, impresses the ladies, and has fun doing it.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Were you born male?
Apparently the FDA has decided to allow "transgender" people to donate blood, and thus to allow the one in 30,000 people claiming this to donate blood, they need to ask this obnoxiously hilarious question to every blood donor.
I'm guessing that "politics" has a little more to do with this one than "medicine" and "necessity to get enough blood."
Friday, April 27, 2012
WRAL: "In a paper titled "The Proof of Innocence," senior research scientist Dmitri Krioukov successfully appealed his failure-to-stop ticket by explaining that he may have appeared to an officer that he didn't stop when he actually did, according to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/I5ZCUw )."All you need to know is classical mechanics and a little bit of geometry," Krioukov told the Times.The calculations were very simple and took five to ten minutes, and writing the four-page paper took a few hours, Krioukov said."
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Worth reading in its entirety, but this section alone filled me with amusement:
"One can of Spam. Just regular 'classic' Spam. Don't waste your time on the various varieties of less-unhealthy, more-spicy, or fowl-derived Spam. Those ain't Spam. This recipe calls for Spam. The Real Thing. Just get Spam, OK?"
Sunday, April 22, 2012
As Pat the Pernicious Peevish Girl has now officially claimed:
"The commenter formerly known as K-Rod"
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hmmm, foresaw I did, mayor to be. Now that it has happened, look to Mr D.
Office of the M.O.B. mayor.
I'm thinking I could be the official MOB Yoda or some sort of cabinet department of.... or secretary of the force...
Monday, March 26, 2012
"you have to pass the bill to find out what's in it."
ObamaCare forces citizens to purchase a specific product, in this case health "insurance"... The penalty of breaking this law could range from a fine/tax or even possible imprisonment...
When challenged, the Liberal Fascists now say 'don't act now, just wait and see how ObamaCare unfolds'...
Because they know that once its roots take hold you will never get rid of it no matter how much it hurts our country!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Students at a new Utah high school are facing disappointment after their choice for a new school mascot was rejected for one of the strangest reasons possible: Board members deemed it might be seen as offensive to middle-aged women.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
California has a "Three Strikes" law where a minor drug charge can effectively send somebody to prison for life.
Though I believe that most cops are honest, I do know through personal experience that some of them have a tendency to not be.
In this case, we have a clear situation where the cop was crooked.
Months after pleading guilty, the former Costa Mesa resident said he learned the substance was not cocaine after all. Timothy Slappy succeeded in having the conviction sealed and removed from his criminal record and, in March 2011, filed a lawsuit against the city, asking for $1 million.And it seems that those who run the departments, such as District Attorneys are corrupt as well.
In the federal suit, lawyers representing Slappy claimed the officer planted the substance during the search, and that laboratory results that would have exonerated Slappy were kept hidden from him while he made his plea deal.So, we have a D.A. who knew his evidence was fraudulent and still bullied an innocent man into a guilty plea.
Eventually, justice would prevail in this case. Who knows how many others might be living with convictions when we know how this case occurred.
It was in spring of 2010 that Slappy was called to Harbor Court in Newport Beach, where he said he was subpoenaed for a hearing regarding Harris and several complaints that had been filed against him.
According to the suit, it was there that Slappy was told by Costa Mesa detectives that the evidence found on him was not rock cocaine.
Now, here is my bitch:
Why was it necessary for the aggrieved to petition the courts that his conviction be expunged? Shouldn't that have been automatic? You'd think so, anyway.
The public needs to be notified as to the fate of Officer Harris, whatever punishment or discipline was administered... and to the D.A. and prosecutor as well.
No less than three people in a position of public trust need to face criminal charges in this matter, and at least two of them should be looking at serious jail time.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
Fortune favors the bold, and the guy who goes first, so I’m going to grab some low-hanging fruit with mine. My picks for 2012 are:
To review this year’s results, Brad and I tied. I had one — Murray Warmath. I missed on the following:
Brad was right with Harmon Killebrew and missed with:
If you’d like to reuse my 2011 list for your 2012 entrants, feel free — they let me down, the weasels. I’ll let Brad tell you if he retains ownership of any of his 2011 choices.
And if you’re looking for low-hanging fruit, be sure to pick Etta James. If you want to play, add a comment or post your own.
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I love mustard, and it was time for a picnic. My wife had made me a wonderful sandwich--thick slices of ham with a generous dollop of mustard and a leaf of romaine lettuce on a whole wheat bread--and I was just about to eat it when my wife asked me to hold our son while she went to the bathroom.
While holding our son in one hand and the sandwich in the other, I noticed that there was mustard on my arm. However, with the sandwich in one hand and my son in the other, I couldn't do anything about it--until I realized I could lick the mustard off my arm. What genius!
I licked the mustard off my arm.
It was not mustard.
And at the same time, my dear sweet wife came out of the loo, noticed what I had done and my attempt to wash it off with as much water as the fountain could deliver, and was laughing so hard I was afraid she would pass out.
(any resemblance to Ben is purely intentional, of course, but the real story is that I sent this joke to a former pastor, who--to my horror--read it before Wednesday night prayer meeting)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Brad adds: Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) had this perspective via Twitter:
Earthquakes hit Washington, next week hurricanes, after that frogs and locusts, then the worst plague - Congress returns.
Monday, August 15, 2011
But as with any candidate, Perry will be dogged by insane rumors which seemingly get conjured up out of thin air. For example, in 2000, candidate George W. Bush was rumored to have been drinking alcohol again. In 2008, a certain subset of Barack Obama detractors questioned whether or not he was even born in the United States, which is a requirement to be President. With Perry, there are some crazy innuendos on how he's living a secret life as a gay man despite being married to a woman.
But to David Burge, proprietor of the Iowahawk blog, that matters not. In fact, back in June when there was heavy speculation Perry would jump into the Presidential race despite declining initially, Burge gave his unconditional endorsement.
Is Rick Perry gay? I don't care. In fact, if he cuts Fed spending by a real 10%, I'll do him personally.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
-Guglielmo Marconi, radio man.
While not strictly a comment on the Texas summer, it has a keen resemblance to the emotions of those of us living here.
This is my back porch. North side under the roof, in the shade all the livelong day. It tells no lies.
It's hot even for Texas, we're setting records for electricity usages. Increased population accounts for some, part is due to the paradox of thrift... the more efficient our consumption becomes, the more energy we will harness.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Don't give up hope. Medical technology has come a long way and the best is yet to come. I've moved on from developing cardiac devices and am now on the forefront of implantables and devices for microsurgery and implantable biologics.
The team led by Langer and Zeitels has now developed a polymer gel that they hope to start testing in a small clinical trial next year. The gel, which mimics key traits of human vocal cords, could help millions of people with voice disorders—not just singers such as Andrews and Steven Tyler, another patient of Zeitels'.
About 6% of the U.S. population has some kind of voice disorder, and the majority of those cases involve scarring of the vocal cords, says Sandeep Karajanagi, a former MIT researcher who developed the gel while working as a postdoc in the Langer lab. Many of those are children whose cords are scarred from intubation during surgery, while others are victims of laryngeal cancer.
Other people who could benefit are those with voices strained from overuse, such as teachers. “This would be so valuable to society, because every time a person loses their voice, say, a teacher or a politician, all of their contributions get lost to society, because they can’t communicate their ideas,” Zeitels says.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
.....yeah, I'm guessing some people might be confused and disappointed to arrive on campus to get an invitation to "Cru" and find it was a Bible study.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Now, leaving aside for a moment that the NCAA will accept the "Seminoles," but not the virtually identically portrayed "Illini" or "Fighting Sioux", and leaving aside for a moment that using a name for your sports team is generally intended as a measure of respect to convey the idea of being manly and a worthy opponent, and leaving aside for a moment the question of whether other ethnic names like "Fighting Irish" or "Spartans" or "Banana Slugs" are obnoxious, consider where the NCAA is meeting North Dakota elected officials to discuss the fate of the Fighting Sioux moniker.
Indianapolis, a city of course named after Native Americans, and, AHEM, the headquarters of the NCAA. You'll need a sharp knife to cut through that hypocrisy.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Given Ben's occupation, I'm going to suggest "John Paul," "Trent," and "Ignatius." He might think "Martin" or "Philip" better, though. And of course, there's always "Salathiel."