Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First I Was Amused, Now I'm Just Fucking Bewildered!!!

In a previous post I mentioned how I had blocked someone's e-mails for several years and last year decided to unblock to see what the Tea-Baggers are up to. Recently I got another one of those forwarded a Gazillion times e-mails. This one saying that Michelle Obama is a Harvard educated idiot. At a naturalization ceremony she said to those getting their citizenship that like them none of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were born Americans. (Which is true, how can you be born a citizen of the country that doesn't exist yet??????????) The e-mail then went on to call her an idiot because only 8 of the signers were born elsewhere and the rest were born on this side of the pond. (My phrasing, not the e-mail.) It said Ben Franklin was born in Pennsylvania, which I just googled and found out he was born in Boston. (Which was part of a British Colony at the time.) In any case he was 70 when the Declaration of Independence was written and signed.



Anywho, I did a snopes.com search that said she had said that and explained what she said and how it was accurate. I copied & pasted the part that said the Founding Fathers were born British subjects, couldn't have been born Americans, and put it in a reply to the e-mail. The answer I got back was why did I hate history or was it just American history I hated??  I replied with another explanation of how the Founding Fathers couldn't be born citizens of a country that hadn't been created yet. That the Founding Fathers created our country and that's why they are called Founding Fathers!! Also said that just because he can't understand history doesn't mean I hate history, besides I live with a historian.

His reply was something about you don't understand you have to be born American to be President. (My first thought was why is he still on the STUPID BIRTHER shit??) So on that reply from far-right field I said, "What the fuck are you talking about now????? Ben Franklin was never President!!"

The reply I got was for me to keep drinking the Kool-Aid???? To which I replied that I hope there is someone looking in on him regularly!!

Addendum; at first I was feeling sorry for him for believing the Tea-Bagger bullshit, but now I'm starting to worry about him. It's been several years since he lost the ability for independent thought and reasoning, but now he can't even stay on topic!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Things You Learn On Twitter

The other day for the hell of it I signed up for twitter. Yesterday I learned something quite interesting. Saw a tweet about a "Blow Job Bib".
























You can also order a blow job bib from Amazon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What Age Level Mentally Do Conservatives Operate??

I have been wondering about this for the last decade or two. Sometimes they act like Junior High kids and at other times much younger. Some of their bullshit is so ridiculous as to be positively infantile!! Case in point is an e-mail I received recently from a Tea-Bagger relative. (I had blocked his e-mails for a couple years and then figured I'd unblock him just to see what laughable bullshit was going around in his "government-hating circle-jerk echo chamber".  I should copyright that phrase or something)

Recently I got an e-mail titled "HISTORY LESSON" that had been forwarded so many times and had so many < with blank lines it took a long time to scroll down to the end of the message.

It started off saying humans began as hunter-gathers and then with something that looked amusing enough at first glance.
The two most important events in all of history were the
 invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel
 was invented to get man to the beer. These were the
 foundation of modern civilization and together were the
 catalyst for the splitting of humanity
  into two distinct subgroups:
  1 . Liberals, and
  2. Conservatives.


Until it got to the part about the subgroups.

Then it said because of beer and no bottles or cans people had to stay close to the brewery and villages were formed and agriculture developed because grain was needed to brew beer.

Then this;  Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to
 BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the
 beginning of what is known as the Conservative
 movement..

 Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting
 learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the
 nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair
 dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal
 movement.

 Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women.
(Does this mean conservatives are really closeted gays??)
 Those became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal
 achievements include the domestication of cats, the
 invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of
 Democratic voting (
this proves conservatives can't stand democracy) to decide how
 to divide the meat and beer that conservatives
 provided. 



Then it went on to say Liberals were Social Workers, Personal Injury Lawyers, Journalists, etc..
And Conservatives had all these rough, tough jobs like cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, etc...

Then this;
Conservatives who own companies hire other
conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the
producers and decide what to do with the production
.

Now I know this is BULLSHIT because for the last 6 years conservatives have been telling us that all those conservative "job creators" are afraid to hire because of "UNCERTAINTY"!! Uncertainty about Obamacare, uncertainty about taxes, uncertainty over how much CORPORATE WELFARE will be available to them, etc....

I think you have to be forward thinking (liberal) to start a business or expand. Conservatives are afraid of the future and always looking backward. (They really did like those 50s sit-coms like "Leave it to Beaver" and "Father know best"!!)

I did a couple google searches to find an appropriate illustration to finish off this post. This was the best I could find.


Update: When I checked the e-mail again thinking about doing a reply, I noticed that he had only sent it to the two most liberal people he knows. Maybe he took me off his forward list?? Only about 5-6 years too late!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

First LED Light

Recently I bought the first LED bulb for the house. I've had LED lights before (flashlights, etc.), but this is the first one to replace an incandescent one. One of the bulbs on the ceiling fan had burnt out a year or two ago. Several months ago I took it out of the fixture to see what kind I needed to get to replace it. It had the small candelabra end. I decided to get a LED one to replace it and I found one that gives 40 watts (same wattage as the old one) of light for only 5 watts. Turns out the LED bulb is brighter than the incandescent ones, probably because the bulb is clear and the old ones are frosted.


Had trouble trying to get a good picture of the bulbs. Couldn't get one with the lights on to show the difference, too much light. This picture is with the lights off.

Even The Old Lady likes the new bulb. Usually she complains about the curly ones as creating a cave-like atmosphere. The LED one gives off more light than the old ones on the ceiling fan.

Now I'm waiting for the rest of the bulbs to burn out so I can replace them.

 

The LED one may cost 10x as much, but it should last 10x as long and use only one eighth as much energy. Hopefully the bulb will outlast me and I plan to live quite some time yet!!
 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Oh No!! I'm Going To Die, I Bought Some Cookies Yesterday With Sprinkles And Frosting!!

Faux News? got pwned again. They did a rant about the FDA banning sprinkles on doughnuts and ice cream cones!!!!!!




According FDA nutrition expert Harley Sain the FDA was going to ban sprinkles on doughnuts and ice cream cones because sprinkles contain trace amounts of trans-fat. The name should have been a huge red flag and a clue, but the idiots at Faux are totally clueless.

In a post in The Arizona Conservative (sub-titled Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News) there was a piece about sprinkles being banned. Probably the talking heads don't come up with the BULLSHIT they spout, but someone with a couple of gray cells rubbing together should have figured out this was a joke. But I guess they are so delusional about how the Evil Gubmint is going to ruin your life that they'll run with anything that sounds good.

No wonder the collective intelligence of this country is going downhill. A trickle of stupidity now and then like a leaking garden hose is one thing, but Faux News? is like firehose opened all the way going 24/7!!

I wonder who does the hard things for these talking heads that they can't do themselves, like tie their shoelaces????????????

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Weather Station






















This is basically my weather station. The railing in the foreground is my snow guage. In the morning I look to see how much snow has fallen during the night. Farther out is the weather vane which at times tells me which direction the wind is coming from. Under the vane is the cups that spin when it's windy if the whole thing isn't frozen in place. Then I don't know which way the wind is blowing or how strong the wind is blowing. I have a feeling it is frozen in place now as we had some above freezing weather and snow could have melted and then froze holding the cups and vane immobile.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Xmas Gift

I think I figured out what happens when there is a downturn in the market for Alpaca wool products.


This is one of the things I got in the family gift exchange this year. All of the items from the person that had my name were Alpaca products. Inner sole liners made from Alpaca wool, the above jerky and some sausage like Slim Jims only made from Alpaca.

Alpaca ain't bad. The jerky and the sausage are kinda like the stuff made from beef. Coulda used a little more spices for my taste, but hey, it's still edible.

I've eaten in a Peruvian restaurant, but I didn't see either Llama or Alpaca on the menu. Maybe they can't get a good supply of the meat in this country. I imagine most of the people that raise the animals wouldn't want to see them go to slaughter for meat. Obviously not all feel that way.

Mammy's Whisk