Denizens, I have no problem believing that Captain John McCain was an honorable soldier. Okay? For once & for all, let us gratefully acknowledge that he was a hero in service to his country. Thank you, Captain John McCain, for your military service.
Are we done with all that now?
Good. Now, Senator John McCain…as far as I’m concerned, you can go fuck yourself.
“The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . . Barack Obama,” McCain said, quoting the Journal article. “The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.”
We’ll forget for the moment that McRINO was reading from the Wall Street Journal – a once-proud rag that appears to have lost it’s moral underpinnings. That Megghie’s daddy read it into the Congressional Record indicates that he’s in agreement.
Well, now we know why Megghie’s such a fucking ditzoid. (Then again, we always knew, didn’t we?)
Hey, McRINO, howzabout you come call me a “Tea Party Hobbit” to my face? Somehow, I think you’d piss your pants at the prospect – you seem to have left your balls at the Hanoi Hilton.
“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees,” McCain added, still reading from the article.
Sayeth the failed GOP presidential candidate from 2008.
I remember running for office in this organization I belonged to in high school. Used a pretty good argument at the time – my opponent wasn’t going to have the time to devote to the office. (A prognistication that, unfortunately, turned out to be all too true, with the org suffering as a result.) Lost the election pretty handily.
One of the jackasses who voted against me then ran for the next office down – and used the exact same argument in his campaign speech.
I probably don’t have to tell you he got his ass handed to him in the election. Nor need I tell you how I voted.
Juanita McGasbag reminds me of that asshole. And should lapse into oblivion, just as that asshole did.
You’re obsolete, Juanita. GTFO while you still have some dignity.
As I haven’t decided to just completely hang it up, we will once again be doing the Perfect Football Weekend this year. We’ll have the overview sometime next week or thereabouts. (The only real question, other than how bad the Cowgirlz are gonna suck, is “whither Kansas?”)
“Gird your loins”, as Vice-Perpetrator BiteMe would say.
Someone has ONCE AGAIN proven that the Goreacle, a.k.a. OwlBore, has been lying.
I know, I know….tell us something we all DIDN’T know.
This time, the folks doing the telling are the neighbors just south of the Southern Command – NASA. Seems a couple of their rocket scientists have laid their version of a smackdown on the Goreacle cultists.
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
That last sentence got a smirk outta me. I got to thinking “Who’s holding the doo-doo bag now Goreacle?”
But wait, it gets better!!
Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.
Great info and all, but the really good part is knowing that the cultists are in some corner huddled in the fetal position sucking their thumb!!!
SIDE NOTE: Yeah, the reporter for Forbes that wrote this is stuck on the word “alarmist”. -1 on diction.
Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.
The one thing that kept coming back to me as I read this article was, “Did they include measurements from over DC and WhollyWeird cause that’s a lotta hot air that gets generated from those two parcels of land”. Then again, there’s the explanation for the heat dome we’ve all been hearing so much about these past couple of weeks.
Booker T. Huffman is a professional wrestler, currently employed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE – Vince McMahon’s baby). One of his favorite catchphrases goes something like, “He didn’t just say that. Tell me he didn’t just say that.”
After reading this, you can imagine how I pretty much thought the same way.
Actress Jane Fonda said in a statement posted on her website today that the QVC television channel cancelled an appearance they had scheduled with her today to promote her new book “Prime Time,” blaming the cancellation on what she called “well funded and organized political extremist groups.”
In the same statement Fonda said, “I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us.”
She didn’t just say that. Tell me she didn’t just say that.
In 1972, during the Vietnam War, Fonda took a two-week trip to North Vietnam, where she was photographed sitting on an antiaircraft gun that North Vietnamese forces otherwise used for shooting at American planes.
When she returned from her sojourn in Vietnam, as Time Magazine reported at the time, she accused U.S. forces of deliberately trying to bomb and destroy dikes, whose destruction could have caused the death of many civilians.
The question should not be how QVC could have cancelled Hanoi Jane’s appearance thereupon.
The question should be how QVC was asininely stupid enough to invite her in the first place.
Okay, so it’s my 30-year high-school reunion, alright? And we’ve just come off one hell of a dinner party that I set up, paid for (I may get that deposit back, who knows?) and hosted, which turned out to be a rousing success, far beyond my wildest dreams. Good times spent with some very good friends, some going back as far as four decades.
And Mrs. Venomous & I spent pretty much the entire afternoon & evening at the palatial home of one of those friends, and had a ball there, as well.
An uneventful trip home, clean up & wind down a bit, catch the last little bit of Men in Black II before going to bed around midnight. Things are getting back to normal, and I’m finally moving past the recent death of my friend, okay? Beginning to relax a bit, tonight will be a great night of sleep.
Or so I thought.
Two hours of sleep later, I’m tossing & turning, and sleep simply refuses to return, so out here I venture to catch up on some stuff. First stop after checking FB for new messages is the Rott.
LC Anniee451 aka Linda Haley, passed away July 5th, 2011. She was a frequent commenter here and elsewhere.
She posted here once or twice as “AnnieMcPhee” – the Gravatar on her profile confirms it.
Not again. Great Honkin’ Cthulu, dammit for fuck’s sake, not again. I just get over the death of one of my friends, and now I find out I’ve lost another (one I might not have known that well, but still) – and a Denizen to boot.
Those of you who’ve watched the Amy Winehouse saga like you would watch a bad train wreck, and wondering when her 15 minutes were going to be up…need wonder no further.
“Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
Winehouse famously battled addiction to drugs and alcohol and was in and out of rehab several times throughout the years.
Last month, Winehouse canceled her European tour after a performance in Serbia where she seemed completely out of it.
Story developing …
No offense, but this isn’t much of a “story”. “Burn the candle at both ends” like that (and believe me, that’s putting it nicely), and you eventually run out of candle. Amy Winehouse simply hit the wall at warp speed, without benefit of an inertial-dampening system.
Denizens, in the wake of the death of my friend, I’ve been giving some serious thought to things, and asking some serious questions.
It’s pretty much a given, when my medical condition is taken into account, that there are fewer days ahead than behind. I go on the page for my high school class, and I see how many of my friends – some I literally grew up with – have passed on (some many years ago, not to put too fine a point on it), and I begin to wonder how much time I have left.
And that question begs others.
Am I making the best use of my time presently? Are there more productive things I can be doing?
What about This Fine Blog? What with my schedule being what it is, it’s difficult enough to crank out a post a night – and that’s when I know exactly what I wanna write about and exactly what I wanna say.
In fact, I was talking about this with the Vicar a little bit ago, and I made the observation that this is just like 1996, when I shut down the original BBS – not enough time to give this the effort it properly deserves. And if I do commit to continuing this, what does it say about me to be half-hearted (half-assed?) about it?
These are ongoing questions for which the answers aren’t immediately available. For now, I intend to keep doing this, but I’m not going to bust my ass trying to crank something out every day. I figure you guys might get a better quality of rant that way.
(Besides, that’s why I hired other writers – right, Vicar? Right, General??? (grin))
So, you douchebags in the Church of the SubTarded can mourn a little bit longer. I’m not going away, and your pussified reverend Mykki Chickenshit has proven he’d rather play with his inflatable dolls for a sixth straight year.
(And you’d thought I’d forgotten about that, huh?)
Today at approximately 1300 My Mother,Eunice Ellen Louise Wunderlich Hartung, completed her earthly TDY and was called to the Church Triumphant. While we mourn because we here on Earth will no longer have the joy and pleasure of her presence, we also rejoice! We rejoice that another of God’s children has been welcomed into eternal life, and will no longer have to deal with her earthly cares!
Either that, or Obama is incompetent as a lawyer. This article from National Review on-line makes a pretty good case that the Administration is legally and constitutionally bound to service our debt, even if nothing else gets paid. What is more, contrary to the claims of some of our leftest buddies, government transfer payments(Welfare, Social Security, etc) do not count as debt.
The latest unemployment numbers came out today – and, as has been the case for quite a while now, the numbers are…well…pretty dismal.
But what gets me is the opening paragraph.
U.S. employers added 18,000 workers in June, the fewest in nine months, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed, indicating a struggling labor market.
Exxxx-squeeze me? Baking powder?
Lemme see if I have this straight: First time unemployment requests have topped 400,000 per week for something like thirteen weeks now; the economy produced only 18,000 jobs last month, and the U3 number going up is unexpected?!?!
(With thanks to the webmaster at angry.net, from whence I got it.)
In case you guys had forgotten what exactly it is we’re celebrating today (and no, it ain’t fireworks):
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature\u2019s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. \u2013Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
It helps, though, if you have Microsoft Internet Explorer set about 1024x768 1280x1024 with your Favorites window activated on the left deactivated. (At least until I can get a better handle on how WordPress works.)
(KORRIOTH: Oh, great. More wormholes.)
Mozilla Firefox doesn't do too badly, either; in fact, it's His Rudeness' browser of choice.
You can use
Nutscrape, if you so desire - but why in blazes would you want to use a browser from a company that had to hide behind Janet El Reño's skirt to be successful?
And don't even get me started on Opera or Chrome. I'm not about to trust any browser that won't let me change its color scheme.