Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The photo is from the article "War on Christmas" in Psychology Today.
I never used to have a problem with any of the standard greetings at this time of year. "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", "Seasons Greetings" were pretty much interchangeable and were accepted as such. Then a few years ago the Christianists and Fux Noise machine started the "War on Christmas", to what avail I haven't a clue. Now I'm more likely to say "Bah, Humbug"!!
The question I have is this; how can any group where over 80% of the people in the country in believe the basic tenet of their belief (that there is a god) claim to be oppressed and persecuted???????? If such a small minority can oppress and persecute such a large majority, then what's the point of belonging to the majority???(Other than Martyrdom???) If someone saying "Happy Holidays" or a store having a sign that says "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Xmas" is an affront to your religion, then your faith is so weak that it is worthless.
All of the holidays at this time of year have pretty much become commercialized, but Christmas especially so. Lots of people buying stuff they can't afford to give to people who more than likely don't want the gift that is given to them. If the Christianists have other meanings to attach to the holiday, then fine, go celebrate however you want to, just don't try to cram your beliefs down everybody else's throats!!
Bottom photo from a website called Defend Christmas.
Their last line says it well........then we will be a voice of reason for both sides of the debate and serve to provide simple reminders of "Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men."
Monday, November 29, 2010
Below is the same Jeepster as it looked this past summer. Maybe next summer I'll see if I can fire it up again and drive it out of the field. It's only been parked here for about 7-8yrs, but I think I can get it running again. It wouldn't be the first time it sat for years and I got it running again. I might need to air up the tires.
Friday, November 26, 2010
There is an ad banner at the bottom of the screen and you have to click on the "X" to get rid of it in order to read the subtitles.
H/T to the Rude Pundit for the link to this video. Love the way the Taiwanese use animation for their news footage.
Check out the monkey ghost writer for Palin's book!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Supposedly if women are buying expensive lingerie for themselves, they will also buy more other stuff.
In the 70s Greenspan came up with the men's underwear index. During good times men buy underwear and when times are bad, they hold off replacing their underwear. I guess I'm like most men in that I wear them until they don't stay up anymore or they get too religious(holey)!!
(I like to suck on a tit or two myself [try to switch off for equal time], but how long are they going to keep that milk tooth???)
The TeaBaggers are right to be angry(I'm angry too, obviously), but their anger is misguided. Those behind the push to get people riled up want the TeaBaggers to go after those that would actually help them. They have the TeaBaggers supporting those who fucked things up in the first place. That's the way The Owners want it.(Call them what you want, Big Money, The Powers That Be, etc,etc. George Carlin had it right years ago, it's The Owners against the rest of us.)
If only they would wake up and smell the coffee, but you know that ain't going to happen. The TeaBaggers are safely in their little circle-jerks insulated from reality e-mailing each other the propaganda The Owners have put out for them.
Addendum: What got me thinking about sucking the government tit was Fmr. Sen. Alan Simpson saying that Social Security was a government tit with 310 million nipples which is pure BULLSHIT!! Social Security is something that everyone who draws Social Security benefits has paid into Social Security.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tried to add this video to the previous post and got several different videos but not this one. That was from the MSNBC site. Got this from youtube.
The thing that comes to mind about these magic underwear is that if it blocks the scanner, security will want to know why it was blocked and what is behind the area that is blocked. That way you will get to go through both the scanner and a full body pat-down to make sure you aren't hiding anything in the blocked out areas.
And the thing with the inserts to put in the bra kill me. Like seeing nipples on a X-ray screen is such a big deal!! How up-tight about your body can you be?? Can you say PURITAN??
Update; just had a thought(and yah it hurt!!), wear the underwear backwards and when they ask to see what's under the fig leaf, you can moon them!!
If you don't want to go through the screening, take the bus or the train. But, but, the train doesn't go where you want, then maybe we need to work on making the train system better!!
Here's another cartoon about airport screening from Jan. '04
Miss Paddywacker, prostrate patoddler please.
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
On the way to Harbor Freight, we drove thru the city of Tucker and that reminded me of an old joke, from before my time actually.
Three guys were discussing buying cars for their wives.
The first guy says, "I'm going to buy her a Kaiser and surprise her."
The second guy says, "I'm going to buy her a Fraser and amaze her."
The third guy says, "I'm going to buy her a Tucker."
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Yesterday everywhere you looked, TV, ads in newspapers, internet, blogs, social networks, etc, etc, there were things saying how much they appreciate the veterans and troops. But what if anything are they actually doing to help the veterans and troops???? I guess some would say they are praying for the troops, Fine, that's a way to pretend you are helping without actually doing JACKSHIT!!!!
In recent years it has become SOP(Standard Operating Procedure) at sporting events and other media events to trot out a handful of people in uniform, usually camo and say the same old platitudes about how we love the troops for protecting our freedoms, because of them we are able to do the things we do everyday, etc, etc, fucking etc!!! I hope they get into these events for free, it's the least they could do for using them in this way. It's nice to see the troops getting some of the respect they deserve, but I always get the feeling that they are being used by those putting on the events. Maybe I'm cynical, but I get the feeling that it's all about going thru the motions to show how patriotic they are when all they are doing is jumping on the band wagon so they can say, "Ain't we Patriotic???" Now buy more of our shit!!
Now if they really loved the veterans and troops, they would be fighting to see that they are taken care of properly. That they get the medical treatment they need, whether still in the military or a veteran. That those that are serving our country don't have to depend on food stamps to feed their families and that they have decent affordable housing for their families. (Back when I was in the military, the old saying was, "If Uncle Sugar had wanted you to have a family, you would have been issued one!! Even tho we were paid slave wages, seemed like those with families got by somehow, but as bad as it was then, it has gotten worse over the years.)
If we really love the troops, we would see to it that any veteran that asks for medical help would only be asked, "Are you a veteran and what is the problem???" Those that are serving should receive the best medical care, not shuffled off into an old dilapidated barracks to wait in hopes of getting treatment someday. Some of these facilities on military bases weren't up to snuff a decade ago and now with two wars going on, they are overwhelmed. And guard and reserve should not be treated like second-class people because they are not regular military. They should be treated like any other casualty, and all should be treated better and quicker.
This Veterans' Trust Fund is an interesting idea and a start in the right direction.
We have one party that claims to love the troops and claims the other party is soft on defense. Well, near as I can figure out, the party that claims to love the troops actually loves the Military-Industrial Complex and could give a fuck about the troops. If they loved the troops they would see to it that their needs come first instead of spending billions on more shock-bang toys!! (Like when a senator pushed thru a huge ship costing billions the Navy didn't want and would be stretched thin to man, simply because it would be built in his state) Of course the Military-Industrial Complex gives them millions in return, while the troops can't afford to give much if any because they(the party that loves the troops) have seen to it that they can barely survive on the pay and benefits they get.
This rant has been building for quite some time and may be continued in the future.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Willing to bet that not only did someone write his memoirs, someone had to read it to him, at least that's how dumb aWol would have us believe he is even tho he has an Ivy-League edumacation!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My mother-in-law rarely curses and when she does, she says, "Hevosen Pasca"!! That's Finnish for Horseshit!!! Nuff said!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
First thing I need to do is patch the floorboards, they are rusted through on both sides in front. On the driver's side it is probably from salt and water from the driver's boots. The passenger side is because the heater core sprung a leak and it sat with a puddle of coolant soaking the carpet for too long. Or I could leave it the way it is and if the brakes fail I can stop it like the Flintstone's car.
I can get full coverage collector car insurance for around $130 a year and get a Historical plate for $30. If I want to use the correct year plate (the one from 1965 currently on the front), it'll cost me $35.
Besides the floorboards and some bodywork, it needs work under the hood. The engine uses almost as much oil as gas. The plugs only last for about a 1000 miles before they need to be cleaned or replaced. I do have another engine (318 V8) in a '79 Plymouth that I could put in it and that would allow me to use unleaded gas. The original engine (273 V8)was designed to use leaded gas and it's a pain in the ass to have to use a lead substitute to keep from burning the valves. Or I could spend a couple of grand rebuilding the engine that's in it and have the heads worked so it can run on unleaded.
I've always liked these cars (bought my first one 40 years ago which is now a parts car for this one and have had this one for over 28 years) and can't understand why they aren't more popular like the Mustangs and Camaros. Maybe it's because it doesn't have the long hood, short trunk style. It kinda looks like a sedan with a huge rear window. At least it ain't a Rambler Marlin!!!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saw a post that compared the voters to those with ADD and/or Stockholm Syndrome. The ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) fits as when it comes to politics, most voters can't remember what happened last month. The Stockholm Syndrome may or may not be a stretch.
If the voters were pissed at the lack of action in Washington over the last 2 years, there'll be even less in the next 2 years. The Party of No will spend most of their effort on "Smoke & Mirrors" and create diversions while accomplishing nothing. But obviously that's what the majority of the voters want!!!!!!!!!!!