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Habit?

How much of our life
is led
in unconscious servitude
to the
sweet siren song
of habit?

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The irony is strong in Joe.

 

You can’t make this stuff up. Jolting Joe Biteme Biden is at it again: Source

Vice President Joe Biden addressed 87 wealthy Democrats last night attending a fundraiser at the home of Sen. John Kerry in Georgetown. As they dined on grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatos underneath a outdoor tent, Biden criticized Republicans for being out of touch.

“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there,” Biden said according to the pool report, “They don’t know what it means to be middle class.”

87 guests paid a minimum of $10,000-per-couple to attend the dinner.

Sad part is Joe doesn’t even realize his stupidity.

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“Smart Diplomacy “

One more: This is an example of how well that “positive engagement” diplomacy is working out. See also Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Tunisia,Iran,etc.

Yeah BHO and his crew have helped set the Middle-East on fire, not with the fire of freedom but the fire of Islamist 7th century barbarism.

Muslims in Egypt Burn Christian Homes and Shops, Attack Church

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Mark Twain. Ranting Blogger?

…an epic, exquisite rant by Mark Twain, listing eighteen rules of fiction violated in popular writer James Fenimore Cooper’s final tale, The Deerslayer. So peeved was Twain by critics’ acclaim of the story that he unpacked it with meticulous, delightfully spiteful attention to distasteful detail, his fury culminating in one passage where “in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115.”

“There are nineteen rules governing literary art in domain of romantic fiction — some say twenty-two. In “Deerslayer,” Cooper violated eighteen of them. These eighteen require:

1. That a tale shall accomplish something and arrive somewhere. But the “Deerslayer” tale accomplishes nothing and arrives in air.

2. They require that the episodes in a tale shall be necessary parts of the tale, and shall help to develop it. But as the “Deerslayer” tale is not a tale, and accomplishes nothing and arrives nowhere, the episodes have no rightful place in the work, since there was nothing for them to develop.”

Go here to see the rest of the list. It’s Twain, and it is great.

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Sub-inverted framitz

Having worked in the computer world for over 40 years, I’ve come across plenty of buzzwords and phrases.

I once had an account (state agency) that insisted after each repair of their equipment that I give them a detailed description of the fix including the failing component, as if they could have any use of the knowledge. I wanted to see if they ever used,or even really read, what I told them. So I once explained to them that I had to change a sub-inverted framitz, because the diffellrod had misappropriated the MFMΦ wave guide. Apparently they believed me as they never said a word about the explanation.  Although shortly thereafter they decided they no longer needed the reports.

 

 

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I got nothing II

I have been in many places, but I’ve never
been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be
in Cahoots with someone.

I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one
recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have
an airport; you have to be driven there.
I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have
to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place
to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was
very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there
more often as I’m getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in
Suspense!
It really gets the adrenalin flowing and
pumps up the old heart!
At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible
but life shows me I am not!

I have been in Deepdodo many times.
The older I get, the easier it is to get there.

 

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Merry Christmas!

Fear Not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you  is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:10-14

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Crazy Ivan(s)

A “Crazy Ivan” is a maneuver that Soviet subs used to try and mouse trap trailing subs, it involved doing a rapid 180 degree turn or at least a fast 90 to  reveal any  sub that might have been trailing in their wake.

Stole this from Peter.

Why do so many Russian drivers seem to have video cameras mounted in their vehicles?

I would’ve had a laundry problem after that.

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Now what in North Korea?

Well, Kim Jung Il has achieved room temperature, now what?

Looking at the video and pictures  from the people mourning his death (pictures and video supplied by the North BTW), one would get the idea that he will be missed by the people. We have to ask ourselves why would anyone mourn a despotic ruthless leader such as Kim? Maybe they don’t have a different frame of reference. Maybe they don’t have a clue that their kinfolk down south live better than most of the North’s leaders. Maybe they have been spoon fed so much bee-ess for so long that they actually believe that it is steak and potatoes (or kimchee in this case). Who can know?

We can hope and pray that the heir apparent, Kim Jong-un, the youngest son, will bring much needed reform to the North. I wouldn’t bet on it though, since Jr. has only been around for a couple of years as the heir apparent. It’s unlikely that the entrenched power north of the 38th parallel will be willing to give up any rights to the people. The rulers have too much to lose if the people get a taste of freedom. Why those simple folk might get the idea that they could have rights;  voting, free speech, freedom to work  where they want, traveling where and when they want. Horrors! they might even want to be able to think for themselves!

Take a look at the photo. This is a night satellite  shot of the Koren peninsula showing the difference in the lights. I also think it shows the difference between a centrally controlled economy (the commie rat bas***d north) and one that encourages   freedom(the south).

A centrally planned economy  simply does not work.  There are numerous examples on the trash heap of history. Why would anyone believe that it will work in the USA? But evidently there were 53% of my fellow Americans who believed it , because they voted in the most radical central planner we’ve ever had for a President, and they keep voting for the same type of idiot in Congress.  And some of them claim to be Republicans!  I weep for my country, and what we have let happen to this  great nation. It’s still better than anything currently viable, but we have lost our way. We have one more chance in 2012 to put the train back on the track and start reversing the socialism that is growing exponentially, or  if not,  then get ready for USSA (United Socialist  States of Amerika). Then what few freedoms we have left will start to go away, and then the only way to regain them will be very ugly.

That is all, carry on.

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Why I voted Democratic, HA!

Stolen from wirecutter :
1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 43% isn’t.
2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine, as long as nobody is offended by it.
4. I voted Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.
6. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted, so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.
8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe groups who would never get their agendas past the voters.
10. I voted Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.
11. I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised “HOPE AND CHANGE”.
12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my a**, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.
-Flamests

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