Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day America

Happy Independence Day America.

As another year comes for our great nation we are challenged at home by massive debt, drug cartels running rampant across our borders, two wars to eliminate enemies of our nation and way of life. With all these things we could loose sight of what is important. Freedom, liberty and other things that make America great like family, freedom of religion, and of course the hope that tomorrow will be better than today.

Take some time to thank a service man or woman who has given you all these privileges. With out those brave men and women we would not be half the country we are today.

God Bless America.

Sunscreen regs coming

While soaking up those glorious rays of sunshine this summer, Americans should be mindful about what types of rays their sunscreen bottles claim to protect against, because the manufacturers won't.

The sun emits two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that penetrates the ozone layer. Most sunscreen products protect against just one kind — ultraviolet B rays — which can cause sunburns. But most products do not protect against ultraviolet A rays, which are responsible for wrinkles — and skin cancer. The truth is, sunscreen manufacturers aren’t going to tell you what their product won't protect against, only what it will — and even that isn’t a guarantee, according to some doctors.

This October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to issue the first new regulations for sunscreen in more than 30 years. The proposed changes, which would be the final rule to the FDA's 2007 proposed guide, may implement new testing and labeling practices to clear up the confusion over the reliability of the sun protection factor (SPF), and whether products actually do what they advertise, such as lasting all day, being waterproof or qualifying as sunblock — meaning they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

Wow so we'll have standards that everyone uses? That's just insane. That's UN-American! Hopefully they will make more sense than the Terror Alert system.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Funny stuff, a collection of the Best of Craigslist

Internet Meme Hall of Fame: Craigslist For Sale Ads

A collection of funny for sale ads compiled by Nerve.
The first one is pure genius...well as far as I'm concerned anyway.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

General Petraeus Hosts VP Biden...Out of Uniform

(Fox) VIP dinners are not surprising when you are Vice President of the United States or an Army 4-star General. But what caught Fox News's (our) eye was Petraeus wearing a civilian suit over his military uniform.

Okay, how do they know he is wearing his uniform under his civilian suit? I have first hand knowledge General Petraeus is a certified genius, and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't wear a suit over a uniform.
Secondly, WHAT THE HELL! The general is in HIS OWN HOME, what did they expect him to wear, his dinner dress uniform? When General Petraeus is president of the United States I'm sure some dumbass will expect him to wear his uniform then as well.

Photo caption: "I'm going to point at you like I have some authority and know what I'm talking about. Take the f@#&ing picture so I can stop pointing already."

Not at all surprised by this one

(Reuters) - The rich grew richer last year, even as the world endured the worst recession in decades.

A stock market rebound helped the world's ranks of millionaires climb 17 percent to 10 million, while their collective wealth surged 19 percent to $39 trillion, nearly recouping losses from the financial crisis, according to the latest Merrill Lynch-Capgemini world wealth report.

Why doesn't this surprise me? Quite honestly it doesn't surprise me at all. And with the mood I'm in today...whatever.

Monday, June 28, 2010

El Reno, Oklahoma makes international news

EL RENO — Police officers here are being sued for using a Taser last December to subdue a disabled grandmother, then 86, in her apartment bed.

Her grandson pleaded with officers, "Don't taze my Granny!” according to the lawsuit.

"I wouldn't want it to happen to anyone else,” Lona M. Varner, now 87, told The Oklahoman Thursday.

Police went to the apartment Dec. 22 after her grandson called 911 for a paramedic to check on her. "She says … her life is over. She wants to end it. … She's taken some medicine. I don't know what she's taken,” Tinsley said in the 911 call. "I can't get her to tell me what she took. … She's kind of upset and everything else.”

So her life is over, yet she wants to sue the city for getting tazed? What? I'm behind the cops on this one. Suicidal grandmother threatens to injure any one rendering aid with a knife. There is not a whole lot they could do to defuse the situation. But now she wants to be a millionaire off the city. Maybe that shock set her brain right.

The Sun "wasn't there" but they ran the story anyway.

Robert Byrd, dead, 92, old age

Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in American history, died Monday at the age of 92, a spokesman for the family said.

Byrd, a Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate since 1959, had been plagued by health problems in recent years and was confined to a wheelchair. He had skipped several votes in Congress in the past months.

Jesse Jacobs, a family spokesman, said Byrd died peacefully at about 3 a.m. at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Va.

I often wondered how affective a 92 year old man would be as a Senator. But I'm guessing with enough staff anything is possible. My understanding is this man was one of the rare elderly people that were mentally fully functional all the way to the end. My mom dines with a woman at her assisted living home who is 97. Ellen is a hoot to talk to.