Thursday, May 30, 2013

The check's in the mail ... and other lies

Comrade Michelle gives a powerful speech.

Have you written your check to FLOTUS yet? She wants your money, you know.

At a fundraiser for Democrat Senate candidate Ed Markey, she told the crowd, "Keep writing those checks. And if you haven’t maxed out, max out!"

And she's right. Don't be selfish with the money the government lets you keep. What were you going to do with it? Buy food? Braces for the kid? Birthday presents? That's just selfish.

You need to be sending your money to the Democrats. And you need to blame the Republicans for not allowing the government to keep more of your paycheck. Sure, the GOP has gone along with some of the tax and spend policies of the Democrats, but nowhere near enough. I mean, you still have money left, right?

Well, you shouldn't. So, do the right thing. Send the money to the Democrats. Max out.

After all, it'll only hurt for a little while (NSFW link).

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Department of Defense
Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Department of Defense
Remember those that gave all for you.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hey, Francis! I got somebody I'd like you to meet.

Image: The Mirror
Some people appear to getting their panties in a wad over the pope laying hands on some guy and praying. They're saying he performed an exorcism on the guy right there in line at St. Peter's Square.

Here's the video:

[Source: YouTube]

Now, it looks to me like he did exactly what I said in the opening sentence: he laid hands on a fellow and offered a prayer. Heck, I've seen Baptists do that, so I'm certainly not surprised when the Bishop of Rome does it.

But, some folks are going all gaga over it, calling it an exorcism. And, heck, maybe it was.

If it was, and Pope Francis can do that (and I'm not doubting it), I wonder if maybe he'll do it again sometime.

I suggest his next visit to Washington, DC, would be a great time. So, in case the head of the Roman Catholic Church is reading this, here's what to do:
  • From Reagan National, have the driver take the George Washington Parkway to I-395 North.
  • Take the US-1 exit, merging onto US-1/14th Street.
  • Left on Madison.
  • Right on 15th NW.
  • Left onto E Street/Pennsylvania Avenue (you'll need to show ID, it's restricted).
  • Take the first right.
  • Ask for Barack.
I wish you much success!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
I was shocked -- Shocked! -- to learn that the chairman of the Democrat party in Georgia, an attorney named Mike Belon, is being disciplined by the State Bar.

Now, it's only a Review Board Reprimand, which means no fine or suspension. I'm not sure if it even comes with a "don't do that again." What did he do? Well, according to WAOK radio:
The client had claimed Berlon failed to file paperwork as requested and paid an investigator without permission.

Berlon tells The Associated Press he takes responsibility for the miscommunication with the client on legal strategy.
So, a Democrat is supposed to be working for someone, but has no idea what the client wants, and it ends up costing the client more?

Heck, he's presidential material. If you consider Obama presidential.

Leash law

Was doing laundry Sunday. Of course, that meant a trip to the laundromat, which meant ... Laundromat People.

Now, I fully realize that I'm now one of the Laundromat People, but that just makes me more qualified than others to comment on them.

Let me set the stage. The TV is on De Pelicula, and it's showing a movie featuring masked Mexican wrestlers, girls in short shorts, and double-south-of-the-border rejects from The Final Sacrifice -- complete with hockey hair.

Then, there's the the kid on a leash running around. Little girl, three years old maybe, that was there with two women (possibly a mother and grandmother, but not sure). This isn't a debate about putting kids on a leash. I'll let Erick Erickson deal with that. No, I want to use the kid to make a point.

Now, if you weren't paying attention, let me say the key part of this again: there's a kid on a leash running around.

Think about that. If she's on a leash, how is she running around? No, she's not dragging the leash behind her. There's a hand firmly attached to the leash.

No, she's not leading the mother around. She's carrying her own leash.

And that's the problem with the government. We know it needs a leash, but we let it carry its own leash. And, it runs wild.

So, what do we do about it? The government, I mean. Do we grab the leash and hope it doesn't bite us? (Think: IRS.)

Do we try to cage it?

What do we do about it? 'Cause I got the feeling it's sizing us up for something a little more restrictive than a leash.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Here's your sign

KRQE-TV/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CN
Read an article earlier this month about a worker at an Intel plant that sued over a "kick me" sign others placed on his back. The lawsuit wasn't just because of the sign, but because people at work actually kicked him. You can go read about it if you want.

The thing is, it gave me an idea. What if somebody put a sign on Obama's back?

Now, I don't know if he'd sue, but I'd be willing to take that chance. But would you?

If you had the chance to put a sign on Obama's back, would you? And, if so, what would it say?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

1 Corinthians 13

Son, you're now married. Whether you realize it or not, your world has changed.

Yes, this is the dreaded "Dad's giving me advice and I didn't ask for any" situation that arises ... well, all the time. It's kinda what I do.

I'm gonna suggest you go read 1 Corinthians 13. Almost any translation will do. If you use the King James Version, it'll say "charity," but that word from 1611 would today be rendered as "love." Anyway, go read 1 Corinthians 13.

Now, why would someone with my marriage track record be someone you'd listen to? Maybe I'm not someone you need to listen to. Then, again, maybe I am. Hear me out and decide.

Go read 1 Corinthians 13. Yes, that's the third time I've said that. Maybe I think it's important. And maybe you need to go see why I think it's important. So go read it.

Now, about the wedding. It was beautiful. Yes, the rain kinda made things wet and sloppy and just plain rotten at times, but that was nothing but stuff around the wedding. The wedding itself was beautiful. Your vows to each other brought tears to my eyes. Everybody was looking at the two of you, so I got away with it.

Remember when it was all stressing you out, and in the elevator, when it was just you and me, I said to let those that are wanting to do their stuff do their stuff? I wasn't telling you anything you didn't already know; you were already doing that. But, I said it anyway, to reinforce what you were doing. You were doing the right thing for the circumstances, and I wanted you to know that.

See? You already know what to do. You're a grown man. Now, you're a grown married man. I'll be offering advice, but, like the "let 'em do their stuff" advice, it'll often be things you already know. When I do that, I'm trying to reinforce what you know. I can't teach you much anything new, except by example, and then, it's often examples of what not to do.

Kinda like, "Huh. Look what Dad did. Look where it got him. I need to not do that." So, yeah, I can be of some use, even if it's an example of what not to do.

But, I also have some good advice on things to do. Like what I mentioned earlier: go read 1 Corinthians 13.

Oh, and this next bit isn't easy, but it's necessary: After you've read it, go live it.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Netflix and Sarah Palin

Maybe I'm just a humorless jerk, but I didn't find this funny:

You see, the lefties had started a Twitter hashtag #SarahPalinFilms trashing the former governor and GOP vice presidential nominee. Netflix saw fit to join in the Sarah-bashing.

Then, when asked about it, lied. So that's two strikes. But, the first is enough for me.

Now, had they done such a thing with Barack Obama also, then there'd be the chance that Netflix was ragging on both sides of the political spectrum. But, no. They only poke fun at the right. So, this right wing nutcase isn't sharing any more of his money with Netflix. After all these years, I've canceled my Netflix account:
I'll be able to find enough to watch without them. It's a shame, though. I've been a customer a long time.

Too bad they don't respect their customers. At least, their right-wing customers.