Randomness


Got this from a friend, very funny.

They’re inbreeding now . . .

Also from a friend:

Arlington Cemetary in Arlington, Virginia is just across the Potomac river from our nation’s capital.  It is hallowed ground not just because many of the great names in American history are buried there but most importantly, many of those who have served this wonderful country with military service are buried there and many of those gave their lives protecting our freedoms.  It is hallowed ground because it is where we – The United States of America – have chosen to honor dedication and duty to those principles which we find most precious.  The absolute most reverent and sacred spot in Arlington Cemetary is located near the center of the Cemetary.  It is called the “Tomb of the Unknowns”.  This is the place where soldiers who had been killed in action and cannot be identified during WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam are interred.  The Tomb is guarded around the clock by soldiers who have volunteered for the duty.  Here are just a few facts about the Tomb:

 
 

  • For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.
  • They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
  • They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.  
  • After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb.  There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.   
  • The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet.  There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. 
  • There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror. 
  • The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

 Things you may not know:

  • At the Tomb of the Unknowns (soldiers) in Washington, D.C., how many steps does the guard take when he walks his post?
  • How long does the guard take at the end of his patrol and after he performs a precisely executed ‘about face’ does he wait before resuming his patrol?
  • On which shoulder does he carry his weapon?
  • How often are the guards changed?

The guard takes exactly 21 steps each time he walks his post past the Tomb.  This is done for the same reason 21-gun salutes are given at burials and is the highest military honor given to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  The guard required to know exactly how long his stride must be to accomplish this.

There is a 21-second pause at each end of the guard’s walk for the same reason as above.  The guard must know exactly how long to measure his wait before resuming his patrol.

The guard’s weapon is always carried on the shoulder opposite, or away from, the tomb.

The Changing of the Guard occurs every 30 minutes, every half-hour, on the half-hour, 24 hours of of every day of every year.  It is a remarkable and  display of military precision, dedication, honor, duty and discipline.  If you have the opportunity to visit Arlington Cemetary, this is a must see.

Post-quake differences.  Haiti vs Japan

The actions of the people in Japan after the quake differ from those in Haiti.  See if you can spot the differences:

First Japan:

Now Haiti:

Yeah . . . I thought so too.  Huge differences in behavior but then there are differences in culture, economy, education, etc. as well.  The people in Japan are indigenous, the people in Haiti were introduced.  The people in Japan are mainly affluent, the people in Haiti are mostly poor.  The people in Japan are educated, the people in Haiti are mostly not.  The people in Japan pulled their island culture into world prominence, the people in Haiti languished in their destitute island culture.  The people in Japan are mostly Christian, the people in Haiti are mostly voodoo. 

Pay attention, you may need to know this:

There is a whole series of these on youtube, spend some time watching them all.  They are entertaining, informative and just may be useful some day.

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Bits and Pieces . . .


Email sent to Wisconsin’s GOP Senators as reported on the Blaze

From: XXXX
Sent: Wed 3/9/2011 9:18 PM
To: Sen.Kapanke; Sen.Darling; Sen.Cowles; Sen.Ellis; Sen.Fitzgerald; Sen.Galloway; Sen.Grothman; Sen.Harsdorf; Sen.Hopper; Sen.Kedzie; Sen.Lasee; Sen.Lazich; Sen.Leibham; Sen.Moulton; Sen.Olsen
Subject: Atten: Death threat!!!! Bomb!!!!

Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes
will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain

to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it
will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit
that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for
more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.

WE want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in
the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me
have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and the people that
support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing
with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand
for it any longer. So, this is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many
others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records.
We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a
nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn’t leave

it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the
message to you since you are so “high” on Koch and have decided that you are
now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a
demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed
in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent.

This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t
tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are
not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided
to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s
necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making
them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families
and themselves then We Will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) you. Please
understand that this does not include the heroic Rep. Senator that risked
everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. We feel
that it’s worth our lives to do this, because we would be saving the lives
of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and
say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!!

This is an outrageous threat to that state’s legislators and is a punishable offense.  With today’s technology, it should be pretty easy to track down the source but we’ll see if any real effort is put into the investigation.  In today’s political environment there’s a very good chance these punks will not even be rounded up.  Like I said, we’ll see what happens.

Jackson’s double standard revealed

Megyn Kelly’s stood up to every bigot and bully and bullsh*tter FOX could throw at her and here she challenges Jesse Jackson on the double standard that all liberals employ.  When she points out that there were no calls of injustice from him when Obamacare was rammed through the legislative process into law yet here stands Jackson in Wisconsin, with the protesters, calling for revolt against a properly approved law in that state, Jackson just babbles on in his signature blunder-speak.  God bless Megyn Kelly. 

Global chaos gains in momentum

A huge earthquake in Japan sent shivers throughout the world this morning and the effects are still being guaged.  Tsunami waves as high as 35 feet swept ashore near Tokyo spreading the carnage and destruction inland.  Hawaii, Alaska and the entire west coast of the United States are bracing for the wave sets as the tsunami rushes across the Pacific.

Rioting, extreme weather, earthquakes, tsunami . . . all are prophetic signs.  The world shaking with disaster and unrest fit perfectly into the scenario which forms the main and basic core of the message told in the Bible.  Revelations – which, as its name depicts, simply reveals the core message of the Bible.  There are many predictions in the Bible about the terrible events to precede the ‘End Time’ – after which the Kingdom of  YHVH  will be established on earth.  I believe we may be witnessing the realization of those prophecies.

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Is it just me or is it getting really weird in here?


Your taxes at work 

Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security has been running a side business in a crazy attempt to lure “sex tourists” to the United States.  Yeah, it’s true.  Last year they set up a website enticing foreigners (and domestics as well) the opportunity to travel here for the explicit purpose of engaging in sexual activity with minors.  All that any pedophile interested in such a “tour” had to do was register, pay the fee and lounge through the sleazy website’s to make their choice.  The Massachusetts based web hosting firm that gave Big Sis the server space finally had had enough and cut it off in response to some complaints about content, use your imagination.  Read the story for yourself here.

Atlas Shrugged

First of all, if you haven’t read this masterpiece by Ayn Rand, get it and read it.  It took some stones to bring this classic to the big screen and now the liberal progressives are fighting it tooth and nail to keep it out of theaters.  But we can do something about that, thanks to the internet.  You can DEMAND the movie to be shown in your area, just click here and follow the instructions.

Unemployment

First time jobless claims rose to 397,000 (seasonally adjusted) last week, up 26,000 from the prior we ek.  Economists attest that when the number of new weekly unemployment claims falls below 425,000, it is an indication of modest job growth.  The unadjusted number indicates something different entirely, with total NEW claims of just over 406,000 for the same period.  In order to signal a true decline in unemployment the weekly numbers need to stay below 375,000 on a sustained basis which is something that we have, in reality, been able to do.  Take a look at the table below, from the U.S. Department of Labor:

Take a look at the “Change” column.  Notice anything there that seems just a bit goofy?  The increase in the NSA number is more than twice as much as the SA number.  There is a real 35,000+ difference in the number of unemployment claims between NSA and SA for March 5.  I don’t know the rationale but it is very possible that they could model the report to comply with the economists’ definition of “modest job growth”.

“I think they have guns”

A guy in Portland, Oregon placed a puzzling call to 911 the other night after breaking into a home.  Yep, he did.  Apparently the guy was helping himself to a shower when he heard someone just outside the bathroom door demanding to know who he was.  So, he called 911 seeking help. “I just broke into a house and the owner came home,” Chapek told a police operator. “You broke into a house?” the surprised operator responded. “I think she’s got guns,” Chapek added.  When the homeowner told him that she was calling the police he said, “Don’t bother.  I already did.” 

Laugh while you can

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Bits and Pieces . . .


Sheen

Out of curiosity, I spent 4 minutes tonight watching Charlie Sheen’s webcast and let me tell you something . . . that’s one seriously jacked up guy.  He did show up for the thing cleaned up though and was drinking water for a change of pace.  Most of the webcast was spent deriding the other actor on the television show and was filled with cursing rants of rage and revenge.  The last 30 seconds or so was pretty strange because he talked about his “tiger blood”, blinked once, and said that he had just passed “tiger blood” on to anyone who wanted the experience.  This guy needs some help.

Story from a friend

“Winston, come into the dining room, it’s time to eat,” Julia yelled to her husband.

“In a minute, honey, it’s a tie score,” he answered. Actually Winston wasn’t very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington. Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its “unseemly violence” and the “bad example it sets for the rest of the world,” Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn’t nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn’t the game that Winston was uninterested in.  It was more the thought of eating another TofuTurkey.  Even though it was the best type of Veggie Meat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce and mince-meat pie), it wasn’t anything like real turkey.  And ever since the government officially changed the name of “Thanksgiving Day” to “A National Day of Atonement” in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims’ historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.  The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold.  Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats—which were monitored and controlled by the electric company — be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family.  Or at least most of the family.  Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of live-saving medical treatment.  He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program.  And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. “The RHC’s resources are limited,” explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. “Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled.  I’m sorry for your loss.”

Ed couldn’t make it either.  He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines — for everyone but government officials.  The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn’t want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.
Thankfully, Winston’s brother, John, and his wife were flying in. Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion.  No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government – mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids.

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added “inconvenience” was an “absolute necessity” in order to stay “one step ahead of the terrorists.” Winston’s own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022.  That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for “unequal scrutiny,” even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.  Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact.  “A living Constitution is extremely flexible,” said the Court’s eldest member, Elena Kagan.  “Europe has had laws like this one for years.  We should learn from their example,” she added.

Winston’s thoughts turned to his own children.  He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him.  Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner.  Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford.  She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism or any of a number of other calamities were “just around the corner,” but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility.  It didn’t help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being. Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13. The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to “spur economic growth.”  This time they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement..   At least he had his memories.  He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life “fair for everyone” realized their full potential.  Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn’t happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2009, when all the real nonsense began.  “Maybe we wouldn’t be where we are today if we’d just said ‘enough is enough’ when we had the chance,” he thought.

Maybe so, Winston.  Maybe so.

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The Adventures of Obama-Rama-Man!

How much?

We’ve been hearing so much about our total deficit and wondering how in the world it could ever get to $14+ trillion.  Well, here’s the answer:  the monthly deficit for February alone was $223 billion!  That’s more than a 1.5% increase to the total deficit in one month alone!  Is it any wonder why there is an increasingly louder call for the impeachment of Obama, our bankrupter-in chief?

Michele Bachmann says, “Give it back!”

This is distressing.  To have hidden that much money deep into the bowels of the already stinky Obamacare legislation is outright criminal.  Right on Michele Bachmann!

Uplifting story of the day

If you haven’t heard about this puppy yet, this story will lift your day.  Take a good look at this little guy.  He was the runt of five puppies put to sleep due to illness last Saturday in Oklahoma and dumped into the dumpster in the back of the shelter.  Well, it seems he wasn’t quite ready to go because the next morning, an animal control officer noticed the puppy wiggling around in the refuse and told reporters, “He was just as healthy as could be.”  The puppy was taken back into the shelter and adopted almost immediately.  What an amazing story!

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Next up: Kuwait!


Egypt, Libya, Tunesia, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Aman, Yemen, Bahrain and now Kuwait.  Northern Africa and the Middle East are broiling in protest, upheaval, unrest and revolution.  Royal reign and dictatorships are being challenged throughout the whole of that part of the world in a dominoes-like wave of turbulance, disorder and rebellion.  The rule of oppressive regimes is finding challenge from leagues of the oppressed. 

Throughout decades and centuries of domination by the ruling class in that region, the western world has moved forward to the freedoms inspired by our very own United States of America.  And, now that America has grown weak with complicity and incompetence of leadership, the forces of those who wish to dominate on a grander and global scale have begun to seize their opportunity to “fundamentally transform” the world’s social, political and economic landscape to their vision of a New World Order.  It is they who instigate, organize and lead the rebellions in those far away and exotic places and it is they who will pilot the masses of inflamed and impassioned mobs into their land of milk and honey.  And, it is they who will offer manna to the thunderous horde with the promise of peace and social justice. 

“A chicken in every pot!” they’ll say as they raid the old man’s chicken farm.  The horde will cheer them for taking the chicken from the old man’s farm saying, “Now that’s what I’m talking about!”  But for each chicken given, they keep two. 

Eventually the chickens will be no more and the horde will become hungry again.  “Come to our house, thank the one who will save you and he will give you one of his very own chickens.” they’ll say.  The horde will divide, and many will go to them saying, “Bless you for the gift of half a chicken.”

They will then say, “Chickens are not allowed for anyone who has not come to his house to thank him for the gift of chicken.  It is otherwise a corporal violation of public law.”  Then more of the horde will go to his house and bless him.  For this he will give then a chicken leg.  Those who do not go to his house will be marked and punished.

Now that was a corny parable, I know, but it tells the story of our future if we let it happen.  With our country at it’s most vulnerable, with a leader that leans towards the “chicken in every pot” principle, with the turmoil spreading like wildfire throughout the middle east, with Ahmadinejad calling for a New World Order, and with the muslim brotherhood guiding the masses there while actually becoming members of Obama’s administration (oh yeah, it’s true, click here) . . . we are at the greatest risk ever of losing that which we hold dearest, our freedoms.  IMPEACH OBAMA

Laugh while you can

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Impeachment is the cure, Obama is the disease


What does this jacka** have to do?

I mean . . . for cryin out loud . . . what’s it gonna take to get the American public to open their freakin eyes?  The skeleton is out of the closet and Obama isn’t even trying to be coy about his intentions anymore . . . the jerk isn’t even a law-abiding citizen.  Here’s the SHORT list of his offenses against the U.S.

  • Reputation of the United States of America – America is in a profound reputation crisis.  The prestige of our leaders, government, industry and economy are at a global all-time low and is sinking even further at an alarming rate.  Nobody could have done more damage to the international reputation of this country than Obama has.  Michael Savage addresses this on his radio show here:
  • Healthcare – Obamacare has been shoved down our throats in the blink of an eye, an action will bankrupt the country.  IRS agents will be the enforcers of the legislation and there is NO escape from the long reach of those thugs.  Mark Levin is one of the most brilliant conservative radio show hosts today.  Here is a clip from his show:
  • Immigration – The federal government’s PRIME OBLIGATION is the defense of America.  Our safety from all threats is dependent upon the federal government fulfilling it’s duty and Obama has turned his back on this by refusing to comply with statutes that require the feds to do just that – defend America.  Our border security a laughable:  I know that, you know that, Obama knows that, Napolitano knows that, Mexico knows that and you’d better believe Al Qaeda knows that.  Arizona passed legislation that would enforce the laws that the feds are supposed to be responsible for yet are neglecting and Obama sues them for it.  Professor Terry Lovell expounds on Obama’s war on immigration:
  • Terrorism – Obama’s naive attitude towards foreign relations and his subconscious loyalty to islamism has compromised our nation’s security like never before.  We’ve seen him bowing to the Saudi king, bowing to the Japanese emperor, bowing to Castro and bowing to Putin.  We’ve heard him say that islamic terrorism is not terrorism but some other screwed up, manufactured, politically appeasing, non-offensive name.  I tell you folks, he’s banging the drum and we’re all just standing around enjoying the show.  If we don’t do something soon, he’ll bring us all down.  Here are 2 short videos of actor Jon Voight talking about this HUGE problem we have called Obama:
  • DOMA – If President Reagan had decided to not enforce the abortion law and ignore the Roe vs Wade decision, what do you think might have happened in this country?  Think maybe they would have called for his impeachment?  Make no bones about it, that’s exactly what would have happened.  Now, our morally challenged bankrupter-in-chief has decreed that he will not enforce a standing law – Defense of Marriage Act – and the so-called media is giving the guy a pass.  What’s that all about?  Representative Trent Franks talks about the alternative courses of action below:
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