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The annual Memorial Day post is below the fold, as opposed to posting the link to the article in the Backyard™.

Also check out Denizen & fellow blogger Alan K. Henderson’s Memorial Day post here.

If you’re a veteran – either of a war long past or of one more recently waged – know that I and about 300,000,000 Americans are eternally in your debt.  Mere words cannot express the degree of gratitude which we possess for what you have done – and are now doing – for us here at home.  Therefore, two words alone will have to suffice:

Thank you.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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In other news this weekend, we find that actor/director Dennis Hopper has died of prostate cancer.

Don’t know whether the Realm™ is prepared to mourn or not.  Hopper was known to be a Reagan Republican, having voted with the GOP since 1980 – but the beautiful & talented Michelle (actually, her guest blogger Doug Powers) reports that Hopper voted for Bambi in 2008.

Hopper also voted for George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and was a very early supporter of GOP candidate John McCain for president in 2005. Ultimately, however, he ended up voting for Barack Obama saying Sarah Palin swung him away from McCain.

I will not mourn any son-of-a-bitch who helped sell this country down the fucking river by voting for Jugears McHopenchange, the Kenyan Ayatollah.

Knowing what he represented and voting for him anyway?  To me, that’s tantamount to treason.

So I’ll note that Dennis Hopper died, and leave it at that.

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Take a look at this Sarah McLachlan ASPCA video:

Let’s not misunderstand here.  I’m very much against animal abuse, and in fact did pluck one of my two puppies from the Dallas Animal Shelter four years ago.

But AFAIC, until & unless Sarah McLachlan – the very same bimbo who co-founded the fuck-brained “Lilith Fair” tour (Google it yourselves; they’re not worthy of my linkage) – comes out against the murder of 4,000 babies per day at the hands of baby-butchering abortion whores like the late, not-terribly-lamented Georgie Tiller…well, sorry, ASPCA – but you have the wrong spokestrollop, and I’m not much interested in what she has to say.

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Gary “Watchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis” Coleman has passed of a brain hemorrhage.  He was 42.

Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after “Diff’rent Strokes” debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.

His popularity faded when the show ended after six seasons on NBC and two on ABC.

And he traded on that role the rest of his life, even going so far as to cut a John Cena WWE promo off of it…

The Realm™ mourns his passing.

(And the lack of a byline does mean that, yes, Denizens – I’m back at Realm Headquartes™.  Not that anyone gives two flying effs at rolling donuts or anything…)

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Amazingly enough, I have found myself defending the current occupant of the White House.

The American people, with their usual short sightedness, have begun to ask why Obama hasn’t stopped the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The answer is simple. Obama is by training and experience a lawyer, a community organizer, a law school lecturer, and (very limited) a politician. None of these skills have given him the necessary knowledge or abilities to go 5,000 feet under the ocean and stop the flow of oil from a blown out well.

I have no doubt that those who have this expertise are working their little butts off trying to fix the porblem in the Gulf. The best thing we can do is to leave them alone and allow them to get on with busuness.

Whether it be by choice, or indecision, Obama has done just that. He has stayed out of the way, and should be commended for doing so.

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SAN DIEGO – Quick tip for those of you flying into Denver:

Get in, sit down, shut up and hang on.

Mrs. Venomous & I went the cheapy econo-route, hitting up Frontier Airlines to take us to sunny San Diego, Californication CA, with a quick stop in Denver along the way.

The leg to DEN wasn’t too bad – until we went to land.  Caught a crosswind (they called it wind shear, but I swear to Cthulu the plane was coming in at a diagonal) and had to abort, power back up and go around.  (Second attempt wasn’t a breeze, either, but they got the thing down in one piece, at least.)  One half-hour layover, one bone-rattling takeoff and two-plus hours later, we were in SD picking up a 2010 Mustang convertible and tooling about.

Climate here is bad-assed.  Remember the old saying – “if it’s good, it’s ‘climate’; if it’s bad, it’s ‘weather’”? Well, we got hellacious climate out here – sunny skies and mid-60s the week before Memorial Day, fer crying out loud.  By comparison, Realm™ headquarters is baking with 90s and 40,000% humidity.

If it weren’t for the fucking socialists running this state, a girlie-man Governator™ who lets ‘em have they they want and the whole place Going To Hell In A Handbasket™, I’d be sorely tempted to stay.

As it is, the concrete slab that the Ramada has for a bed out here will likely force me back in a couple days or so.  See y’all then.

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This is an interesting video, enjoy.

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DFW AIRPORT – Item:  Continuing an outrageous trend of only enforcing the laws it wants, against only whom they want (basically, wanting to make an example of them), Al-Obambi’s immigration department says it’s under no obligation to process any pendejos illegales  it receives from the rebellious  state of Arizona:

A top Department of Homeland Security official reportedly said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

John Morton, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comment during a meeting on Wednesday with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, the newspaper reports.

“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton told the newspaper.

How dare  they enforce the laws the American government won’t, after all. The nerve.

Item:  Jill over at Pundit & Pundette asks the question:

But Judge Andrew Napolitano says ICE has discretion:

Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said ICE is not obligated to process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

“ICE has the legal discretion to accept or not to accept persons delivered to it by non-federal personnel,” Napolitano said. “It also has the discretion to deport or not to deport persons delivered to it by any government agents, even its own.”

In that case, what will happen to the illegal aliens that Arizona apprehends?

Reaction:  Something involving brass, lead pellets and a shovel, I’d hope.  Y’know?

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Those of you who have read me for any  length of time – well, you probably knew it was coming all along, didn’t you? – but you know damned well what this is.

(Go ahead.  Click it.  I effin’ dare  you.

And turn it up.  Waaaaaay  up.    )

That’s right, sportz fanz:  It’s vacation time for His Rudeness™.  And this  time, said vacation is not  going to be spent packing & moving.

Mrs. Venomous & I are going to take a trip.  And if you’re lucky, I’ll tell you where.  When I get there.  Maybe.

Vicar, General – you guys have the conn.  Y’all post, dammit! 

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Item:  A rat upstaged the Ayatollah Obambi the other day:

Obama had just begun an afternoon statement to reporters lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul plan when some kind of rodent — opinions differ on which — dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office.

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In fact, this wasn’t the first time a rodent’s been spied in the White House, or even the Rose Garden.

Just last week, as camera crews set up for an Obama statement on the Gulf oil spill, what’s believed to have been the same rodent made a dash across the famous garden.

Item:  A commenter in this thread, philometh, had the line of the day:

“…what’s believed to have been the same rodent made a dash across the famous garden.”

Give me a break. They can track the exact rodents but not find the illegals??

This would be so damned hellaciously funny…if it wasn’t true. 

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(Hat tip (again) to Allahpundit.)

Item:  The unconstitutional healthcare boondoggle passed despite Scott Brown’s promise to be “the 41st vote” against it.

Item:  The Demoscum’s guaranteed economy-killer bill passed the Senate today, thanks – in very large part – to Scott Brown.

Actually, four Republicans voted yes — Collins, Snowe, and Chuck Grassley were the others — but it was Scotty B who flipped today to make it happen.

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Democrats succeeded in breaking through the Republican block by winning Brown’s backing.

Reaction:  Tell me again – what was the point of having him there?

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If I lived in ‘Bama, I’d join the chorus that Smurf Turf State can’t win shit  playing straight-up football…

KORRIOTH:  Ahem.

VENOMOUS:  ???

KORRIOTH:  Little early for that.

…uh, wait.  Wrong post.

If I lived in ‘Bama, I’d vote for this guy:

(Hat tip to Allahpundit, via a “buzzworthy” link from Michelle.)

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