Saturday, December 6, 2008
Satire, and assorted humor. This made me laugh so hard I may need to replace my keyboard due to high pressure nasal-coffee expuslion. No matter who you are, if you have no sense of humor, you are likely to be offended by this video. Enjoy!
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Personally, I could care less who other people are sleeping with. If 2 dudes find it necessary to shack up together, whatever. I mean, it could be worse than having two snappily-dressed guys with a well groomed lawn and a penchant for throwing a nice dinner party in the neighborhood.
Besides, if it offends your religious sensibilities, just keep in mind, at least they are unlikely to reproduce.
Now, on the other hand, why do they need governmental sanction to shack up? Why do we need a constitutional anything that defines marriage or allows marriage for gays? Seriously, doesn't government have better things to do?
Particularly in a state like Califonia, which is about to go bankrupt. The only real reason government is still involved in marriages is generation of revenue through marriage license fees
For that matter, I'm against government performing civil "marriages" between heterosexuals.
Marriage is, in my opinion, a covenant (that is, a holy vow) between a man and a woman. Holy, denotes that it is religious by nature. If we are really separating church and state, government
has no business there.
And as such, I find it repugnant that I need a "license" to be legally married. Again, I don't think government has any business in this at all.
It all boils down to governmental control. Do you think we need more governmental control in our lives?
Anyhow, that's my 2 centavos... I'm interested to hear what my co-authors have to say, particularly since I think I am the more libertarian of we three.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
by the Somali Pirates. Not directly bothered, of course, just in general bothered.
Now, I know that they are really just illiterate thugs, but c'mon, don't they know what happens to African pirates that mess with shipping? Well, nothing actually. Europe has a history of appeasing African pirates.
Eventually, they are going to take an American flagged vessel. Then we'll see if we have a
Decatur or Eaton left.
I am annoyed that we do nothing. These government-less thugs, from a "country" I already don't like from our history with it in the '90's, feel free to disrupt international trade and ask millions in ransom. You'll note I gave this a Terrorism tag.
I want us to take the USS Wisconsin out of mothballs and begin shelling.
Millions for defense, not one penny for tribute.
Fred Thompson is still one of my favorites. He did not come close to getting the nomination because, perhaps, he made too much common sense. As we know, "Common sense is not very common." This clip is another masterpiece of his wit that is heavily peppered with wonderful sarcasm. The clip runs over 8 minutes and you have to wait until the end for the wonderful line, "Ask not what your country can spend for you … as what you can spend for your country.” If you don't have the time for the full clip, watch a couple of minutes to get a Fred! fix of reality.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Absolutely The Funniest Joke Ever ! . . . ON US, the United States Taxpayer.
Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter Administration? Anybody? Anything? No? Didn't think so.
Bottom line . . we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember. Ready? It was very simple, and at the time everybody thought it very appropriate. The Department of Energy was instituted 8-04-1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Hey, pretty efficient, huh? Now it'S 2008, 31 years later, and the budget for this necessary department is at $24.2 billion a year. The department has over 16,000 federal employees, and approximately 100,000 contract employees. Look at all they have accomplished --- JACK SQUAT!! This is where you slap your forehead and say 'What was I thinking?' Ah yes, good ole bureaucracy. And now we are going to turn the Banking system over to them? God Help us.
Thanks to Sally for the info.