Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just like a Slinky, they're fun for a boy and a girl

Brazil's Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak (R) and France's Saiba Bombote (L) pose after they won the final of the "Most Beautiful Bottom in the World" competition in Paris November 12, 2008. Some 45 finalists from 26 different countries took part in the competition to win a modeling contract and 15,000 euros ($18,769) prize money.
I love the stories where I can get equal billing for my male readers and my female reader.

Dig that crazy green deep shag carpet! Yeah, they carpeted the stairs with shag!!! How freakin' crazy is that.
Women were much stronger back then and vacuuming the stairs with a Kirby vacuum cleaner that weighed in at just under 27 pounds, was quite a chore for a petite gal. But they did it and didn't complain....much.
I was going to say I really missed the 70s, but that would be a lie.

It's pretty hard to fund terrorism without oil money

Iran has said the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries should take action to stabilise oil prices.
Expectations of weaker energy demand has pushed prices to fall below $60 a barrel for the first time since March 2007.
Gholamhossein Nozari, Iran's oil minister, said that the stability of prices "needed a far reaching decision and further measures," after prices fell from a peak of $147 in July.
It's difficult
to pay people to blow themselves up in crowded markets,
fund insurgents to overthrow your struggling neighbors,
develop nuclear weapons to eliminate the Jews in a giant fireball,
buy all that fabric to cover your women from head to toe in black silk,
without the truckloads of cash you were making off the over inflated oil prices. Boo frickin' hoo.

Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity was taken offline.
Experts say the precipitous drop-off in spam comes from Internet providers unplugging McColo Corp., a hosting provider in Northern California that was the home base for machines responsible for coordinating the sending of roughly 75 percent of all spam each day.
Well crap! Where am I going to get my Canadi3n M3dz?

Man loses job and licence after posting video of foklift stunts on web

A MAN who used YouTube to share images of himself doing stunts on a forklift has lost his job and licence.

The video, which has now been removed, showed Matthew Garry Ward doing burnouts, crashing into concrete pipes and overloading the forklift so he could do wheelies.

Ward, 20, of Seymour, north of Melbourne, was ordered by the Seymour Magistrates Court to complete 50 hours of unpaid community work and a five-day occupational health and safety course.

This reminds me of the German Workplace Safety video.

9 minutes of workplace hilarity.

Arrgh More Pirates sent to Davey Jones' locker

A Royal Navy warship has rescued a Danish vessel after it came under attack from Somali pirates.

HMS Cumberland and the Russian frigate Neustrashimy repelled the attempted raid in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday.

The pirates fired weapons at the Danish ship and twice tried to board it before the two warships came to the rescue, the Russian navy said.
Avast there matey, well done.

I didn't know the pirates invented the bikini.
I thought it was some French dude.
Is there anything pirates can't do?

Remember yesterday's KKK killing? Here's an update

Divorced with no children, Cynthia Charlotte Lynch of Tulsa joined the Ku Klux Klan on Oct. 17, the day after her 43rd birthday, her application shows.
She was a real sweetheart. Check out her KKK application.
The attempted murder rap could not be verified but she did have a felony drug conviction.

The obvious comment must be made, "It's a man baby!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Supreme Court hears Utah park monument case

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (CNN) -- The Supreme Court wrestled on Wednesday with how to handle a small religious group's effort to erect a granite monument in a Utah park, next to an existing Ten Commandments display, in a free-speech case involving competing faiths, politics and social norms.

So where does the government draw the line? When will the Flying Spaghetti Monster get their monument?

Church of England bans swinging, drinking vicar from practising

A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who turned up drunk to church services has been banned from practising for 12 years by the Church of England.

The Rev Teresa Davies, from Daventry, Northamptonshire, was found guilty of inappropriate conduct at a tribunal in London yesterday.

Well how about that? I think she may have been absent during some of the biblical training.

Woman Killed Trying To Flee KKK Initiation

COVINGTON, La. — An Oklahoma woman invited to a rural Louisiana campsite for a Ku Klux Klan initiation ritual was shot and killed after she asked to be taken back to town, the sheriff of a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday.

The comment was on a previous version of the story that has since been pulled but the St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain said it all with this comment:

"The IQ level of this group is not impressive, to be kind."

McCain says Palin didn't hurt presidential bid

LOS ANGELES – In his first interview since conceding the presidential election, John McCain said Tuesday that Sarah Palin did not damage his presidential bid and he dismissed anonymous criticism aimed at her following their crushing defeat.
The popular vote was not a crushing defeat. The electoral college wasn't even a landslide.
A friend of mine said his co-workers were going on and on about this election being the largest margin of victory EVER.
I guess they forgot about the 1984 presidential campaign. Which was by definition a "crushing defeat".

I have the interview DVR'd and will probably watch it tonight.

Change you can almost taste

Former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sam Nunn and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher would be part of a national security brain trust for Obama that is heavy on former Clinton administration officials, including possible national security adviser James Steinberg, a former State Department official.
Obama said he would bring "Change" to Washington. He didn't say it would be "different", just "Change". So watch with us all as the former Clinton staffers line up to get their old jobs back.
Smells like....victory the Clinton Administration.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tough times at GM, Ford, Chrysler

DETROIT — While the auto industry's push for government aid is gaining steam in Washington, a lot of Americans don't think bailing out the industry should be one of President-elect Barack Obama's economic priorities.

According to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, 47% of adults believe "providing loans and other help" to auto companies is "not very important."

"Most people do not understand the ramifications of a collapse within the U.S. auto industry," says Dennis Virag, president of Automotive Consulting Group. "They see GM, Ford and Chrysler, but they don't understand the relationship and the total size of the problem with regard to not only the three automakers, but their full supply base, their support structure and all of the dealers."

Oh I think we understand.
And I think the American consumer is tired of taking it in the rear from a bloated and unmanageable beast of an auto industry. All I have to do is recall the last time I financed a car at my local Ford dealership.

Let's share shall we?
We went in with a 1996 Windstar loaded to the hilt with every feature except leather. We had been at the dealership at least 5 times for repairs. Twice for obviously malfunctioning anti-lock brake system. It failed so badly one time it locked the brakes and caused me to hit my head on the steering wheel. When we asked them to fix it we got the, "we couldn't find anything wrong answer" TWICE. Three times we asked them to fix the malfunctioning windows which would spontaneously roll down and up as they pleased. And each time we got, "we couldn't find anything wrong". So when we decided to trade it in to get a newer car. The dealership told us the minivan which blue booked at 7500$ was worth only 1500$ and they would not budge. We owed 4000$ on it. So we took it in the shorts from the finance guy who was more than happy to finance that 4000 on a new loan.

Could we have gone to another dealership, probably. But when you don't have a lot of time to shop around you get what you take. We didn't have the leave time from our jobs to take the minivan to OKC for repairs and shopping for a new car. And the market would not bare being bloated with worthless minivans. So the value of said minivans was crap.

The business practices of yesterday will not work today. They cannot continue to pay out the levels of benefits they have been hamstrung with from the United Auto Workers. The days of getting paid 25$ an hour to push a broom are well over.

Thank you for your service

"No longer the slim, uniformed warriors of their youth, they showed their allegiance mainly through their hats: baseball caps embroidered with the battalion or unit, ship or squadron with which they'd served."

A hearty DDDN thank you goes out to each one of you for your sacrifice. Our sincere appreciation and thanks goes out to the families of those lost while protecting the freedoms we hold dear.
Each of you are what make America great.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of “American Marines.” Congress commissioned 31 year old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines. Nicholas raised two battalions of Marines and began the long, illustrious history of the United States Marine Corps.

To all my fellow Marines out there Happy Birthday. I'm proud to have served and proud to have you all as brothers.

Semper Fi

At least 20 die in accident on Russian nuclear sub

MOSCOW (AP) — The fire safety system on a brand-new Russian nuclear submarine accidentally turned on as the sub was being tested in the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas that suffocated 20 people and sent 21 others to the hospital, officials said Sunday.

I just can't see why Americans are getting all concerned with the Russian military. It seems to me they couldn't find their butts with both hands. And they certainly can't fund the equipment they currently use. I'm sorry to hear about brave men dying to protect their country but I can't really get all that teared up for Russians.

And as it was pointed out on
This is not a repeat from 2002...or 1997...or 1992...or 1987...or 1982

$14 bra saves barmaid from stabbing

AN English barmaid has told how a $14 bra saved her life when she was stabbed in the chest by a mugger.

Victim Vicky Parsons, 26, said the point of the knife pierced her skin but the serrated blade caught on the wiring of a new bra .

Normally I'm all about women and no bras, but this worked out well for this gal. Bully for you.

Kirby on gay marriage: It's official - I don't care

By Robert Kirby

Shouldn't it be against the law for stupid people to get married? What's more harmful to society - two well-dressed men getting married and settling down, or two idiots tying the knot and cranking out any number of additional idiots?

I think Mr. Kirby may have a point. Have any of my readers seen Idiocracy? I don't think same sex marriages should be allowed, but domestic partnerships are probably okay.