Notable Quotable:

Notable Quotable:

Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Friday, June 29, 2012

On "Obamacare"

Old NFO gets right to the heart of the matter. Our healthcare system needs a major overhaul, but I don't believe Obamacare is the solution.  Essentially, it's back on the table:

"It WAS and IS a Tax, plain and simple!  And the true cost is going to be HIGH!!! There is some BS out there that it will 'only' cost $95/person/year... Yeah, right..."

I don't think it will be scrapped, although it might.  I do think it will be changed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Moving Pains

Well it could be worse.

The VA appraiser was at the new house yesterday and we hope to have his report today.  That's the last hurdle; we close August first.  I don't know how the garage is progressing but WolfAlpha is feeling pretty good about it.  And since we're having a drought he hasn't had to mow for about three weeks now.  The house is almost packed and I've even washed a few walls.  We're making quick progress on the stuff in storage and giving the trash men a workout.

We have three extra cats until we move (it's complicated) and except for scooping the litter pans 3 or 4 times a day (ick) the "blended family" thing has gone fairly smoothly.  I've been edgy about six extra weeks of two-homes-one-income, but that's going well also.  I have scratches and bruises from wrestling boxes and such, but no fibro symptoms, and I think I'm finally learning to pace myself.

I did a little housecleaning on my blog page as well, and I'm almost half way through revamping my blogroll.  I've been reading blogs and commenting, but I don't have time to concentrate on my own writing, although I'm making notes of topics I want to explore...

I'm sure looking forward to the end of this limbo, but as I said, it could be worse.  Much worse.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Brian Terry

via David Codrea, author of The War on Guns:

The Brian Terry Foundation:


Mission Statement

The Brian Terry Foundation Mission Statement:

The Brian Terry Foundation was established to honor the memory of slain United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and to create a living legacy in his name. The foundation will honor Brian’s work ethic, love of country, and love for his fellow Border Patrol Agents by providing the following:
  • Provide immediate and ongoing emotional support and financial assistance to U.S. Border Patrol Agents and their families of those who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.
  • Establish educational scholarships for college-bound kids who possess the characteristics that best exemplify the type of person Brian Terry was and for those seeking a degree in criminal justice.
  • Raise public awareness with regard to the flawed ATF/DOJ gun-walking investigation known as “Operation Fast and Furious” by seeking the truth and to hold all those involved accountable by promoting a message of justice, responsibility and accountability within the federal government.
  • Raise public awareness regarding issues facing Border Patrol Agents and their families and other issues relevant to law enforcement and border security initiatives.
  • Raise funds for the commission, construction, installation and maintenance of public monuments honoring fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents.
  • Host public events that honor Brian Terry’s legacy and keep his memory alive.
  • Recognize the top performing graduate of each U.S. Border Patrol BORTAC agent training class with the Brian A. Terry Award.
  • Annually recognize individual U.S. Border Patrol Agents around the country for their exceptional performance and acts

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Dad is My Hero, and My Brother is Following in His Footsteps

Back in the day...
Dad taught criminal justice/public administration at a community college.  For several years in a row, he would check out a movie projector and all sort of films from the college library.  We spent many a summer night sitting on the screened porch watching "educational" movies.  This was our favorite.  My brother found it on Youtube and emailed it today:


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dr. Grumpy Gives Me Another Stomach Ache

...from laughing.  His post:

Yes that's right.  The title is "Turn In Your Man Card, Dude."

Here is the link to the news article:

But I can't just let it go at that.  (I can't read a newspaper without mentally editing it. So I did.  In red.)

Man Flees Naked From Home After Finding Spider In Bed 

(File Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICAGO (AP) — A southern Illinois (alleged) man awakened to find a spider in his bed and bolted in fear, fleeing naked through a glass door.  (And he admitted it!!!)
The police in Albion, Ill., say the 20-year-old man (who coincidentally, appears not to have a name) was sleeping in the buff (but never will again) when he spotted the spider Tuesday morning and took off from his home in the 2,000-resident town in Edwards County. 
Sheriff Darby Boewe says the disoriented man apparently ran through a glass storm door to escape, cutting his arms, legs and a finger. (as Officer Cynical said, "a good outcome.")
He was treated at a hospital. (when they finally found somebody on staff who could keep a straight face)
Authorities fielded numerous reports of a bloody streaker (and numerous spilled cups of coffee) and later found the man back at his home, where he’d donned some shorts.  (after checking them VERY carefully)
It isn’t clear what kind of spider he encountered.  A HUGE SCARY ONE!!!  
The sheriff doesn’t suspect drugs or alcohol were involved.
(at least not beforehand.)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Days the Good Guys do OK

How do you make 50 grand in three hours?

If you're Matt Inman, creator of "The Oatmeal," you tell your friends that a greedy f***tard cyberbully just set his sleazoid jackwagon lawyer on you.  Your friends then crash your website making donations and offering pro-bono legal assistance.  Click on the donation button just to see what the total is up to now.

Yes. *sigh*  You don't need to tell me.  Somewhere in my sense of humor lurks a ten year old boy who laughs at fart jokes.

*Snort* Keyboard Alert

Whatever you're eating or drinking, swallow it.

The comments are pretty good too!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Muppet Flashback

...and coffee out the nose!  Courtesy of Reality Challenged Dreamer:

"What happens when you force a small diverse group consisting of a housewife, a teenage sex machine and a middle aged gay man to work together?..."

Go find out.

(Except I'm old enough to remember the first one.)