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Damn, and to think this almost slipped past us, Denizens.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that’s quickly turned into a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the planet. It’s about appreciating the brilliant world we all share – and how we need to protect it. Not just for an hour a year, but every day.

Okay, guyz, here we go.

At 20:30 hours, your time, turn on every single fucking electrical device in your domicile.  Crank the A/C (or heat, depending on where you might be) to maximum – or at least to a temperature that guarantees it’ll run for an hour straight – and overload the fuckin’ grid if you can.

And if any Gaia-humping tree-huggers so much as emit a peep… 

UPDATE:  And in that vein, we have this Cupid Stunt™ who thinks that we have a disease that needs to be “recognized and treated” (hat tip:  Andrea Ryan, guest-blogging at Hoft’s)…

“We find a profound misfit between dire scientific predictions of ongoing and future climate changes and scientific assessments of needed emissions reductions on the one hand, and weak political, social or policy response on the other,” Norgaard said. Serious discussions about solutions, she added, are mired in cultural inertia “that exists across spheres of the individual, social interaction, culture and institutions.”

“Climate change poses a massive threat to our present social, economic and political order. From a sociological perspective, resistance to change is to be expected,” she said. “People are individually and collectively habituated to the ways we act and think. This habituation must be recognized and simultaneously addressed at the individual, cultural and societal level — how we think the world works and how we think it should work.”

This is along the lines of the bullshit spewed by Richard “Big Dickhead” Glover, the cowardly little douchenozzle who wants us “climate-change deniers” to have our heresy “forcibly tattooed on [our] bodies” (you’ll remember what I had to say about it at the time).

Ever notice that they never want to come and actually try  any of that forcible-tattooing, or “treatment”, as it were?  They talk a good game until it’s time to actually do something.

They they tend to shut up & shrink back a bit when they realize that it just might be a weeeeeeeeeee  bit harder to do than they thought.

But anytime, Herr Glover & Norgaard.  Grow a set & come try it.

I’ll even make you a deal:  The cattle prods we shove up your skanky asses?

Only set to half-intensity. 

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Hopefully right now, a certain FORMER employee of Current TV is thinking “I shoulda kept my mouth shut”. Then again, Buford T. Justice has spoken and hath decreed “Be gone wit yurself!!”

So what the bloody heck am I talking about? Just check THIS out!

What can I say? Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Well for starters there’s ” Happy Happy Joy Joy”. Or “JOYGASM!” Or even the hey hey goodbye song!!

You gotta know you’re a left fringe whackjob TV commentator when OwlBore fires you from his network for “values” issues.

A statement from the network’s founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt said it had been founded “on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”

Oopsies.

Politico said Olbermann was reportedly fired for failing to show up to work, “sabotaging the network” and attacking Current executives, according to a source.

Well that sounds like a normal Olbermann modus operandi.

Don’t know about you folks, but I’m here in my comfy chair just snickering like it’s going out of style!

ThatIsAll™

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Well, whaddya know?!  A Demoscum finally  submitted a bona fide, for-real budget proposal!!!!!1!!ONE!1!ELEVENTYQUADRILLION!!~

Holy crap!!!  That Demoscum was actually B. HUSSEIN!!! Obambi!!!

And…uh…well, it was a close vote, anyway.

President Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House late Wednesday, in a vote Republicans arranged to try to embarrass him and shelve his plan for the rest of the year.

Actually, like one of the commenters to this story pointed out, you don’t really need the GOP to embarrass the Ayatollah.  He’s doing a pretty damned good job o’ that  on his own.

Now, consider for a minute.  This “budgert proposal” (if you wanna call it that, it was so pathetic) got shot down 414-0.

Bambicare is looking like it  might be toast, as well.

Gas prices?  Don’t even  get me started on that.

Yet, poll after poll after poll I’m seeing suggests the American people want to give this douchebag a second term.

If the presidential election were held today, 47% of Americans would vote for President Obama, 39% would vote for Mitt Romney and 14% are not at all sure. Last month, 46% said they would vote for President Obama while 37% said they would vote for Mitt Romney. Among Independents, it’s a closer race with 43% voting for the President and 41% voting for the former governor and 48% of adults in the 2012 Swing States (Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia) voting for President Obama and 41% voting for Mitt Romney.

Anyone else besides me see a big disconnect here?

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Denizens, the schedule is still too Chock Full o’ Crap™ to write about much right now.

One thing I can  tell you guys about, though, is that Emperor Misha’s beautiful bride, the Empress Sophie, is in the hospital with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs.

She could use your prayers.  Get crackin’.

ThatIsAll™.

UPDATE:  The Empress is now home and recuperating. Your prayers have helped!

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It’s looking more & more like I won’t be casting a Presidential ballot in November.

As you all know, the Rommerhoid won Ill-noise – and though he didn’t garner 50 percent, it wasn’t really that close.

And then, today, Widdle Ricky Santorum pretty much committed political suicide when he said we’d be better off with a second Bambi term instead of the Mormoncharian Candidate (hat tip: Jim Hoft):

Rick Santorum today suggested it would be better to stick with President Obama over a candidate that might be “the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future” — a shot at chief rival Mitt Romney.

“You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there,” said Santorum. “If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch a sketch candidate of the future.”

It’s yet another “Booker T moment”: “He didn’t just say that.  Tell me he didn’t just say that.”

Denizens, you heard it here first: Santorum is leading in Louisiana at the moment.  If he manages to keep from screwing that one up, it’s still the last state he’s gonna win.  If I’m Romney, every single commercial I run from now until Tampa Bay will have that quote in it.

Every.  Single.  One.

G’night, Ricky, thanks for playing.

(And for what it’s worth, I’m writing in Rick Perry – both in the primary & the general.  Not that it’ll do any good, but still)

An old friend of ours here at the Realm™, Robert Plett, would be shaking his head sadly at us and mouthing, “I told you so, I told you so…”

Don’t be surprised if we have a bona fide  third party in 2013.

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Actually, I can’t really take credit for this WITY™ – but I’ll be happy to credit blogger Billy Johnson, Jr, whom I quoted here:

While the cause of death has not yet been revealed, one can only wonder whether it was drug-related.

The results of the autopsy were released today.  Annnnnnnd…bingo.

Whitney Houston was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner’s officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted heart disease contributed to her death.

The disclosure ended weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

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Coroner’s Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said cocaine and its byproducts were found in Houston’s system, and the drug was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He said the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user.

Okay, that’s the WITY™ for Mr. Johnson.  Here’s my  WITY™.

Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system. Houston died just hours before she was scheduled to appear at producer Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards bash.

Uh-huh.

What?  Did?  I?  Tell Ya™???

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Awwww, inn’t dat pwecious?  They’ve learned to count

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[SCENE:  Deep space.  We see the newly-minted ISS Pegasus  floating out amongst the stars.  The senior staff having transferred over, Poseidon  and Apparition  have warped back towards Realm™ territory.

Cut to Pegasus'  bridge, where the staff is gathered around Admiral Darth Venomous in the command chair.]

VENOMOUS:  So once they found out who I was, they actually offered to rebuild Pegasus  for us…

KORRIOTH:  “Us”, m’liege?

VENOMOUS:  Well…they actually knew me from my association with you.  You & Kha have quite the fan club over there, y’know.

K’HADIBAK’H:  Indeed.  One wonders why we’re not the stars of this show, rather than you.

VENOMOUS:  Because it’s my blog, bumpy.

K’HADIBAK’H:  (grunt)

VENOMOUS:  And with that, let’s get underway, shall we?  Stations, please, and set course for the Badlands.

[All take their seats, and K'hadibak'h programs his course.  He turns toward the admiral after a few moments.]

K’HADIBAK’H:  Course laid in, Admiral.

VENOMOUS:  Very well, Mr. K’hadibak’h.  Warp four whenever you’re ready.

[Kha touches a couple of controls, then pushes the drive lever forward to engage the engines.  The ship's great engine rev up...

...then rev back down & quit as the lights go out on the bridge.]

VENOMOUS:  Soon as I find that damned ribbon again, some engineer is gonna lose his head.

No sooner do I pronouce my machine as fit, then it dies on me.

Then again, near as I can tell, it appears to have been of my own doing this time.  Looks like I changed an access permission I wasn’t supposed to.

Oh, well.  That’s how I learned Windoze; it’s how I’ll learn Linux.

I have already learned one thing, though: Whereas it takes about three to six hours to rebuild a Windoze box, it takes all friggin’ weekend to rebuild a Linux distro. (And fully half of that  was spent coaxing the video driver to give me something slightly better than 640×480.)

Sigh.

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Ineptocracy:

A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

 

In Philadelphia there is a young Lutheran pastor who has been called by Philadelphia area Lutherans to work with the inner city and homeless folks. Logically, you would think that the local government folks would welcome all the help they can get, and would have policies in place to aid these workers. Unfortunately, such does not seem to be the case.

 

Read this, and see what wonderful steps the city of Philadelphia has taken.

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For those who care, I apologize for having been absent from this blog. the last several weeks have been taken up in getting my lovely bride(of 31 years) a brand new store bought knee. Her surgery was on the 8th of March, and as of a few minutes ago, she is doing very well.

 

Many thanks and many kudos to the professionals at the Memphis VA Medical center. They not only did an outstanding professional job, but they treated my wife with far more care and compassion than we have ever seen “on the outside”.

 

Those of you who read this blog and are veterans, if you have not registered with the VA, you need to do so. Even if you have good insurance, they can provide excellent care, and they will take your insurance. Should something happen where you lose your insurance, you do not lose access to your health-care. If nothing else, being registered at the VA is a very handy backup.

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(Hat tip (unfortunately) to Malicious Malkin – her’s is the only place I’ve seen this.)

Let’s call it “Operation Get-In-Their-Faces – Part II“.

As the A.F.L.-C.I.O. prepares to endorse President Obama on Tuesday, labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more union members than ever before — at least 400,000, they say — knocking on voters’ doors to counter the well-endowed “super PACs” backing Republicans.

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Unions first used their expanded ability in a big way in Ohio last November to educate and mobilize both union and nonunion voters in a battle to repeal a law that curbed bargaining rights for Ohio’s teachers, firefighters and other public employees. Spurred by 17,000 union volunteers, labor won in a blowout, with Ohioans voting 62 percent to 38 percent to repeal a law that the Republican-dominated Legislature had enacted seven months earlier.

Uh-huh.  And I still  haven’t figured out why John Kasich didn’t just turn around, say “Oh yeah, union asshats?  Watch this“, and file for bankruptcy, like he should  have.

Elections have consequences, y’know.  Or at least, they ought  to.

Anyway, Bull(shit) Trumka, feel free to bring a few of your goons campaigners goons down here just a couple blocks north of Cowboys Stadium.  And just try  to get in my  face.

I and my friends – Mr. Mossburg, Mr. Springfield, Mr. Glock & Mr. Walther – will be only so happy to greet you.

Pusstards.

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Was it something I said?

Ged Kates can keep his job another year – but dammit, son, you need to find you a secondary.

Guess it was too daunting a task.  Kates is taking his marbles and moving to Beverly Hills Richland Hills.

The Arlington Heights football program, one of the most successful teams in the district, took the biggest hit, with seven coaches resigning.

In 2009, with Ged Kates as their head coach, the Yellow Jackets became the first Fort Worth team in eight years to win a playoff game. Heights also won a playoff game in 2011. In January, Kates accepted the head coaching position at Richland.

Former Kates assistants Brian Brown, Steven Burkett, Jacob Johnson, William Kates, Cody McCauley, Derek Ward and Whitney Wyatt have decided to leave.

Kates said three of his former Heights assistants will join him at Richland.

They’re calling it a cost-cutting measure.  I call it the gutting of a once-proud football program.

Sigh.

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Would you let a lunatic retard like this into your house?  For any  reason???

I sure as Hell™ wouldn’t.

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Hey, remember when super-mega-gotbuxx-richtard Warren Buffet was begging Al-Obambi to tax him and his fellow gotbuxxes more?

But for those making more than $1 million – there were 236,883 such households in 2009 – I would raise rates immediately on taxable income in excess of $1 million, including, of course, dividends and capital gains. And for those who make $10 million or more – there were 8,274 in 2009 – I would suggest an additional increase in rate.

Well, it turns out that yeah – he  can talk – he wasn’t planning on paying ‘em anyway.

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

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So Fox News this morning has this caption on a report about the correlation of crime & gun control – no, I had the sound turned down and didn’t listen to it; FNC is grating enough to my ears nowadays now that they seem to be turning into CNN Lite…

…and the caption reads – and I quote:

RPT: CRIME GOING DOWN DESPITE THE OVERTURN OF CITY GUN BANS

What?  The?  Ever?  Loving?  Fuckity?  FUCK?!?!?!?!!!

Has it not occurred to the pinheads over at Fox News that crime might  be going down BECAUSE  of “the overturn of city gun bans”?!

Libtards far & wide have been calling Fox “Faux News” for years now.  And with this sudden leftist bent of theirs…they might finally be right.

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