Friday, May 27, 2011

A Blues Error

UPDATE: "The commanding officer of the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron was relieved of command by chief of naval air training May 27. " Read the press release.

"The Blue Angels [canceled] a practice and show this week at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., days after announcing a safety standown after four of the six jets flew below a specified altitude at" an airshow in Lynchburg, VA.

Watch the four plane diamond formation loop filmed on Saturday, and compare it to Sunday's performance:

The Y Generation

From and email:

You don't know how true this is:

- People born before 1946 were called The Silent generation.
- People born between 1946 and 1964 are called The Baby Boomers.
- People born between 1965 and 1979 are called Generation X.
- And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called Generation Y.

Why do we call the last group Generation Y?

Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?

But a cartoonist explained it very eloquently below...


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Local Business Shout-Out: Polka-dots Retro Toys & Gifts, with stores in Milton (5227 Willing Street) and Panama City Beach (Pier Park), FL, classic toys of the 60s and earlier... cap guns, tiddlywinks, troll dolls, jacks, die cast metal cars, wooden tops, Chinese jump ropes and so much more, they have my Five Star recommendation!


Follow-up to fact-free fantasies: don't be duped by the Birthers, HEK 293 and rumor-mongering by Steve, ask him if he has renounced all 'commonplace scientific experiments in universities, hospitals, and commercial labs', Friday sycophants and their fear of debating (he who can not be mentioned listens and complains all the time);


Local and regional: Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer vacation season, but where's the rain, BP filed a motion to dismiss many spill claims saying that "they are pre-empted by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990", and what yahoo picked Blue Wahoos?;


National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits, and now they are juggling the books,

call the Republi-CON bluff,

and then there were ??, and she's back, the party of Richard Nixon,

is the Hedgehog News investment worthless?,

and speaking of narcissistic politicians (opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. . . [with] nothing to offer but honeyed words, the syrup for suckers), there is the 'Love Child Father' who could have been President,

who needs sympathetic human emotion. . . reason is everything, religion is a fraud, selfishness is a virtue, altruism is a crime against human excellence, self-sacrifice is weakness, weakness is contemptible?, or does survival depend as much on cooperation as it does on a competition between self-interests?,

MEN, you can't live with them, and you can't kill them,

whoops, math error, not it's 148 days til the end of the world, again,

great wealth and unhappiness,

Republi-cons continue the big lie theory regarding the usefulness of torture, McCain says don't believe it,

part of the Republi-CON "Not Intended to be a Factual Statement" and "Misinformation" Propaganda Industry,

the Middle East mess and the hope for democracy, and Christians and Muslims clashing in Egypt, Syria attempting to crush its democracy rebellion and Palestinians climbing over fences into Israel — the best we can do now is manage the unavoidable and avoid the unmanageable, time for a serious peace policy combined with a serious energy policy, and why are Republi-CONs undermining U.S. military and foreign policy objectives, after year of incessant moral blackmail regarding Iraq, when the U.S. has the power to do something constructive, and Gaddafi is good reason to try it, he reaffirms my support for an openly debated and conducted assassination policy for rogue dictators,

so you don't believe in global warming, then explain what happens to 35 gigatons of CO2 each year,

the health care industry bottom-line, the reason Republi-con want to repeal the new health care law, the nation’s bloated annual health-care tab would swell by more than $4 billion" after a company raised the price of a medicine from $20 to $1,500 per dose, and bad news for health care law opponents,

the benefits of a modern secular legal system, don't read your spouse's email, or record her conversations, you can kill a rat, but not a hamster, is it a crime to have a false persona,

you're so wonderful, not,

and 'The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system;


Fun stuff: Husband Day Care, cute little cats in 'It Could Be Worse', Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition, and Escapa, and posting tomorrow, The Y Generation, don't miss it;

and

Donate to a good cause: help the friends of a former instructor at the Naval EOD school at Eglin Air Force Base, Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes, who was detachment company gunnery sergeant from June 2007 to June 2010 and taught several courses and was recently wounded in Afghanistan.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a shrieking hatemonger of right-wing rhetoric and partisan hackery, pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great Wealth and Unhappiness

For much of her life, she lived in "a world of unlimited wealth [and isolation] . . . a recluse for more than 75 years, rarely seen even by the people who worked for her.' Read the Washington Post, Huguette Clark, copper heiress and recluse, dies at 104.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Husband Day Care

From and email:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Is the Hedgehog News Investment Worthless?

As noted before, Hedgehog News owns the Republi-con party.

But, while "[t]he circus Roger Ailes created at [Hedgehog News] made his network $900 million last year . . . it may have lost him something more important: the next election." Read New York Magazine, The Elephant in the Green Room, which notes:

"[W]ith an actual presidential election on the horizon, the Fox candidates’ poll numbers remain dismally low (Sarah Palin is polling 12 percent; Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, 10 percent and 2 percent, respectively). Ailes’s candidates-in-waiting were coming up small. And, for all his programming genius, he was more interested in a real narrative than a television narrative—he wanted to elect a president. All he had to do was watch Fox’s May 5 debate in South Carolina to see what a mess the field was—a mess partly created by the loudmouths he’d given airtime to and a tea party he’d nurtured."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It Could Be Worse

From an email, as told by cats:

Your day could be worse . . .

First you could have had trouble getting out of bed:




Or, you could have had a stiff neck:




Your new diet really might not be working out:




You could have pulled a muscle when you tried to exercise:




Your new hat could have looked better on you at the store:




You could keep losing things:




You could have got caught in the rain at lunchtime:




Then the lunch you had, might not have agreed with you:




You could feel trapped:




You could have uninvited guests at dinnertime:



(Yes, those are skunks!)


On top of that, you could be coming down with the flu:




And finally, you could be alone in the house at night when you think you hear a noise in the basement:




Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Local Business Shout-Out: H & H Power Sports & Lawn Equipment, 7 W Nine One Half Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL, (850) 479-2872, they have my Five Star recommendation!


Follow-up to fact-free fantasies: don't be duped by the Birthers;


Local and regional: Evers just helpin kin folk, and is a local top employer is taking the 525 jobs overseas, after years of government subsidies;


National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits, and now they are juggling the books

3 days til the end of the world, again,

MEN, you can't live with them, and you can't kill them,

and then there were ??, and she's back, the party of Richard Nixon,

who needs sympathetic human emotion. . . reason is everything, religion is a fraud, selfishness is a virtue, altruism is a crime against human excellence, self-sacrifice is weakness, weakness is contemptible?, or does survival depend as much on cooperation as it does on a competition between self-interests?

Republi-cons continue the big lie theory regarding the usefulness of torture, McCain says don't believe it,

part of the Republi-CON "Not Intended to be a Factual Statement" and "Misinformation" Propaganda Industry,

the Middle East mess and the hope for democracy, and Christians and Muslims clashing in Egypt, Syria attempting to crush its democracy rebellion and Palestinians climbing over fences into Israel — the best we can do now is manage the unavoidable and avoid the unmanageable, time for a serious peace policy combined with a serious energy policy, and why are Republi-CONs undermining U.S. military and foreign policy objectives, after year of incessant moral blackmail regarding Iraq, when the U.S. has the power to do something constructive, and Gaddafi is good reason to try it, he reaffirms my support for an openly debated and conducted assassination policy for rogue dictators,

after the devastation in Japan, you should support better, not just less, government,

so you don't believe in global warming, then explain what happens to 35 gigatons of CO2 each year,

the health care industry bottomline, the reason Republi-con want to repeal the new health care law, the nation’s bloated annual health-care tab would swell by more than $4 billion" after a company raised the price of a medicine from $20 to $1,500 per dose, and bad news for health care law opponents,

and who pushing a health care policy his family stands to profit from immensely, and did you know, the Republi-CONs secretly support Obamacare,

the benefits of a modern secular legal system, don't read your spouse's email, or record her conversations, you can kill a rat, but not a hamster, is it a crime to have a false persona,

you're so wonderful, not,

and 'The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system;


Fun stuff: why men are just happier people, read the witticisms!, Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition, and Escapa;

and

Donate to a good cause: help the friends of a former instructor at the Naval EOD school at Eglin Air Force Base, Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes, who was detachment company gunnery sergeant from June 2007 to June 2010 and taught several courses and was recently wounded in Afghanistan.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a shrieking hatemonger of right-wing rhetoric and partisan hackery, pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Party of Richard Nixon

"There is more than a little Richard Nixon in Gingrich — the same lack of place, the same keen intellect, the same petty fights and imaginary enemies, the same hallucinatory grievances, the same willingness to lie, exaggerate and smear. On a given day, Newt Gingrich could be a brilliant president. On any night, he could be a monster." Read the Washington Post, Newt Gingrich, the Pinocchio candidate.

Just in Time for Easter, a Movie About the Gospel of Rand

UPDATE: Au contraire you heartless Republi-cons. "Developments in the study of evolution suggest that the survival of the fittest depends as much on cooperation as it does on a competition between self-interests." Read The New York Times, Nice Guys Finish First.

Who needs "sympathetic human emotion. . . Reason is everything. Religion is a fraud. Selfishness is a virtue. Altruism is a crime against human excellence. Self-sacrifice is weakness. Weakness is contemptible." Read the Washington Post, Ayn Rand’s adult-onset adolescence.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies: TBD;


Local and regional: what counts as progress in podunk town, new parking system in downtown, which merits front page coverage from the mullet wrapper, and a local top employer is taking the525 jobs overseas, after years of government subsidies;


National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits,

the Middle East mess and the hope for democracy, and a Facebook revolution?, why Libya, and what next, and Obama -- damned when he didn't, and damned when he did -- and why are Republi-CONs undermining U.S. military and foreign policy objectives, after year of incessant moral blackmail regarding Iraq, when the U.S. has the power to do something constructive, and Gaddafi is good reason to try it, he reaffirms my support for an openly debated and conducted assassination policy for rogue dictators,

after the devastation in Japan, you should support better, not just less, government,

11 days til the end of the world, again,

thank God we saved the Banksters, but why?,

budget gamesmanship and tough decisions,

the Republi-CON Double Dip Recession, not a new ice cream, but it'll make you scream,

after Palin fatigue?, the Republi-con's latest celebrity candidate, he's a birther, it is clear that he hasn't even read the Congressional Research Service that would agree that Obama is a "natural born citizen," (the Congressional Research Service is a part of the Library of Congress, providing professional, objective and non-partisan public policy research to members of Congress and their staffers. The writer of the memorandum is a qualified constitutional attorney who has summarized the historical and legal material with references, showing, by contrast, how shoddy the birther arguments are) (this memorandum explains why even Republi-CON Congressmen/women refuse to join the Birthers), and he hasn't talked to Barbara Nelson, who "specifically remembers his birth" because she spoke with the obstetrician who delivered him shortly after his birth,

so you don't believe in global warming, then explain what happens to 35 gigatons of CO2 each year,

the health care industry bottomline, the reason Republi-con want to repeal the new health care law, the nation’s bloated annual health-care tab would swell by more than $4 billion" after a company raised the price of a medicine from $20 to $1,500 per dose,

and who pushing a health care policy his family stands to profit from immensely, and did you know, the Republi-CONs secretly support Obamacare,

Republi-con education merit pay hypocrisy, it is a fraud,

the benefits of a modern secular legal system, don't read your spouse's email, or record her conversations, you can kill a rat, but not a hamster, is it a crime to have a false persona,

you're so wonderful, not,

and 'The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system;


Fun stuff: why men are just happier people, read the witticisms!, Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition, and Escapa;

and

Donate to a good cause: help the friends of a former instructor at the Naval EOD school at Eglin Air Force Base, Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes, who was detachment company gunnery sergeant from June 2007 to June 2010 and taught several courses and was recently wounded in Afghanistan.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's Been 13 Years Since Their Last 'Famous Two-Month, Above-Ground Mating Frenzy'

"After a 13-year nap, cicadas are waking up in the South, and with them comes an ear-splitting mating call that will soon fill the air across the southern U.S." Read Mother Nature Network, 13-year cicadas wake up, prepare to swarm.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Republi-CONs and Their Fake Policy Arguments

UPDATE: "Republicans haven’t just abandoned their pre-2009 positions on cap-and-trade and health-care reform and the admissibility of tax increases in deficit reduction. They’ve also abandoned their position on campaign-finance disclosure." Read the Washington Post, The reverse-Obamaization of the Republican Party.

Did you know that "mainstream Democratic politicians hold many of the same policy positions as mainstream Republican politicians" held until 2009? Those Republi-cons are just moving the goalposts because their political opponents now have the ball. Read the Washington Post, When Jim DeMint hated your freedom.

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500

"The United States has fallen behind other nations, failing to provide affordable health care to its citizens. Americans spend $477 billion a year MORE on health care than other advanced countries. So why do we pay so much compared to other wealthy nations? This infographic is part one in a two part series which dissects the state of our health care system and presents some alarming numbers." See these interesting Medical Billing and Coding Infographics:

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part One

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part Two

Monday, May 9, 2011

Special Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies: TBD;


Local and regional: TBD,


National and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, don't hold you breath because the Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party, there'll be no $100 billion budget cut, and let's admit the obvious, the Republi-CONs are not serious about deficits,

the Middle East mess and the hope for democracy, and a Facebook revolution?, why Libya, and what next, and Obama -- damned when he didn't, and damned when he did -- and why are Republi-CONs undermining U.S. military and foreign policy objectives, after year of incessant moral blackmail regarding Iraq, when the U.S. has the power to do something constructive, and Gaddafi is good reason to try it, he reaffirms my support for an openly debated and conducted assassination policy for rogue dictators,

after the devastation in Japan, you should support better, not just less, government,

11 days til the end of the world, again,

thank God we saved the Banksters, but why?,

budget gamesmanship and tough decisions,

the Republi-CON Double Dip Recession, not a new ice cream, but it'll make you scream,

after Palin fatigue?, the Republi-con's latest celebrity candidate, he's a birther, it is clear that he hasn't even read the Congressional Research Service that would agree that Obama is a "natural born citizen," (the Congressional Research Service is a part of the Library of Congress, providing professional, objective and non-partisan public policy research to members of Congress and their staffers. The writer of the memorandum is a qualified constitutional attorney who has summarized the historical and legal material with references, showing, by contrast, how shoddy the birther arguments are) (this memorandum explains why even Republi-CON Congressmen/women refuse to join the Birthers), and he hasn't talked to Barbara Nelson, who "specifically remembers his birth" because she spoke with the obstetrician who delivered him shortly after his birth,

so you don't believe in global warming, then explain what happens to 35 gigatons of CO2 each year,

the health care industry bottomline, the reason Republi-con want to repeal the new health care law, the nation’s bloated annual health-care tab would swell by more than $4 billion" after a company raised the price of a medicine from $20 to $1,500 per dose,

and who pushing a health care policy his family stands to profit from immensely, and did you know, the Republi-CONs secretly support Obamacare,

Republi-con education merit pay hypocrisy, it is a fraud,

the benefits of a modern secular legal system, don't read your spouse's email, or record her conversations, you can kill a rat, but not a hamster, is it a crime to have a false persona,

you're so wonderful, not,

and 'The Great Stagnation' and our broken political system;


Fun stuff: why men are just happier people, read the witticisms!, Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition, and Escapa;

and

Donate to a good cause: help the friends of a former instructor at the Naval EOD school at Eglin Air Force Base, Gunnery Sgt. John Hayes, who was detachment company gunnery sergeant from June 2007 to June 2010 and taught several courses and was recently wounded in Afghanistan.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

It Didn't Take Long

UPDATE II: You too can try your hand at killing/capturing OBL. "A game developer has created a replica of Osama bin Laden's compound for a new level of the first-person shooter video game Counter-Strike." Read The New York Times, Video Game Level Replicates Bin Laden Compound.


UPDATE: More dead OBL humor, here is a picture of his headstone:




The Undeclared Candidates Debate, Hosted by SNL

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Computer Humor

As we know, sometimes seniors sometimes have trouble with computers.

One day a senior had a problem, so he called the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over.

The kid clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

As the kid was walking away, the senior called after him, 'So, what was wrong?'

The kid replied,'It was an ID ten T error.'

The senior didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An ID ten T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'

The kid grinned ... 'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?'

'No,' the senior replied.

'Write it down,' the kid said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'

So the senior wrote down: ID10T

The senior used to like the little bastard.

Sub Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Usually on Thursdays you can listen to me, the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- no political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

But although my self-imposed host off exile has ended, I can be there today. I'll be back next week to deprogram you.

The Conspiracy Theories Begin

Conspiracy theories have proliferated across the web. Read a few at The Guardian, Osama bin Laden death: The conspiracy theories.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You Can’t Make Up Anything This Funny. or Stupid

A woman was arrested for driving while shaving her 'bikini area'.

Actually, her ex-husband was steering from the passenger seat.

And she was arrested for "reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, and driving without insurance." It seems that her license had been suspended just the day before "after she was convicted of driving under the influence."

What was she thinking?

"She [told the officer] she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit."

Read the and CBS News, Fla. Woman Arrested After Crash, Grooming "Bikini Area" Say Cops and the Star New, Driving and shaving not a very good combination.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Minnesota Palin, All Celebrity, No Influence

The Republi-con's latest celebrity presidential candidate is too busy with "provocative media appearances" to attend Yellow Ribbon events honoring veterans in her district. But she is trying to force the federal government to pay for a $700 million four-lane bridge. Read the Washington Post, Bachmann excels at attracting controversy but wields little influence on Hill.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

If You Don't Like Gas Prices Now, Just Wait

There are "two major forces in the oil market, both of which are" scary. Read the Washington Post, If only speculation explained gas prices.