Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Liberal Tongue Lashing

It is highly likely many prominent liberals are saying to themselves these days, "What hath we wrought".  The other day former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the commencement address at Harvard where he is an alumnus. He is one of the most prominent and most liberal Democrats in the country.  Here are three quotes from his speech...

“A liberal arts education must not be the art of liberalism”

“Tolerance for other people’s ideas and the freedom to express your own are . . . perpetually vulnerable to the tyrannical tendencies of monarchs, mobs, and majorities, and lately we’ve seen those tendencies manifest themselves too often, both on college campuses and in our society"

"This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw -- or have their invitations rescinded -- after protests from students and -- to me shockingly -- from senior faculty and administrators who should know better"

Now I know that's hard to believe, so here's his address in its entirety...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I Never Woulda Thunk It

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said she thought it would be a good idea to use natural gas as an alternative to fossil fuels.  Well, perhaps she had read some "fraudulent data"...

For My Daughter InTennessee

We Lost A Lot On 9-11

I regret my grand children cannot experience America the way it was before...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Let's Imagine

I would like you to takes a few minutes and use your imagination.

spongebob animated GIF

First, watch this...

Now, imagine this technology in that Google vehicle...

And now, imagine building this road to drive that modified Google vehicle on...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Grab Gaffe

QUESTION #1:  Has this picture been Photoshopped?
QUESTION #2:  If this was not photoshopped, what were the guys in the back row thinking?
QUESTION #3:  And if this really happened, why is the Vice President of the United States still alive?

Inspired by +Mark Nussbaum 

Never Forget

Sunday, May 25, 2014

For My Daughter In Tennessee

I Found Your Smile

My Parents Drugged Me

A retired friend of mine and I were at the local Tim Hortons the other day having coffee and reading the morning paper.  My friend was reading about how a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county.  He put down his paper, took a sip of his coffee, looked at me and said, "Why didn't we have a drug problem when we were growing up?"

I replied, "I had a drug problem when I was growing up, but it wasn't my fault.  My parents and grandparents drugged me.  They drug me to church on Sunday morning.  I was drug to family reunions no matter how far away or what the weather."

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful.  I was drug to the woodshed when I told a lie, sassed my parents or didn't do what I was told.  I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I used the Lord's name in vain or uttered any word that remotely resembled swearing or profanity.

I was drug out to pull weeds in the garden.  I was drug to the fields to pick the rocks and harvest the crops.  I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the lawn, chop some wood, or run an errand.  And if my dad had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, he would have drug me back to the woodshed.

I winked at my friend and said, "Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect everything I do, say, and think. If parents today would drug their kids like I was, there wouldn't be a cocaine or crack problem and there wouldn't be a methamphetamine lab next door".     

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This Guy WILL Make A Difference

If you don't think four Americans getting murdered "makes any difference", don't watch this video... 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Orient Express

You've probably read about the "Orient Express".  It was a luxury railroad service that, in its heyday, ran from Paris to Constantinople.  A one-way trip of about 1800 miles took three days but it was three days of luxury and only the rich and famous could afford a ticket.  The Orient Express ran from 1883 until 2007 in one form or another until the 21st century of high speed everything caught up with the slower life of the conventional train.

Now there may be a new Orient Express just down the tracks.  China is big on high speed bullet trains and is considering one that will travel to the United States. The announcement by the Chinese department of transportation said the route would start in northeast China, cross Siberia, follow a 125-mile tunnel under the Bering trait to reach Alaska, then cut across Canada to reach the continental US.  The old Orient Express averaged 25mpr, whereas the new Orient Express will travel ten times faster and make the 8,000 mile trip in two days.  Chinese officials recently said that there have been positive discussions with the Russians.  However, there was no mention of discussions with US officials.

China has a reputation for massive railway projects and completing them in breakneck speed and Russia would jump at the chance to open up nearly half their country to the rest of the world.  China has said they'd pay the entire $200 billion cost of the project.  But can you imagine what would happen in Washington if China and Russia said "they" wanted to build a railroad "here" in the US.  Between the EPA environmental impact surveys and Foggy Bottom politicians who can't agree on anything, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you on a train ticket to Beijing on the Orient Express.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Health Tip Of The Day

No Brainer

Year after year after year the United States Postal Service keeps on wasting billions and billions of American taxpayer's dollars.  Even when the Postmaster General recommended elimination of Saturday delivery last year, the knucklehead politicians in Washington told him to take a hike.  They said that granny couldn't live without her Saturday delivery of advertisements and junk mail.  The truth of the matter is, they're scared to death of the postal union...period.

I've said all along, get rid of the USPS completely.  Give FedEx and those big brown truck guys six months to implement post office replacement services and they could do it with their eyes closed and make a profit to boot.

And here's another company that would just love to get in on the action and give everyone SEVEN DAY DELIVERY, instead of six.  How's this for "in your face" Mr. Washington politician...      

Monday, May 5, 2014

Think About It

True or False:  This is a gif of a rotating circle...

Give Her A Shot

The Republicans should nominate Sarah Palin for President in 2016 and she should pick this person as her running mate...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Nice Work If You Can Find It

Representative Barbara Lee said the other day that she would support a $26/hr minimum wage in her home state of California.

I can guarantee you one thing right now.  Before the law went into effect you'd drive up to a McDonald's drive-thru and use a touch screen like the one pictured here.  A polite robotic voice would ask you to place your order by touching items on the screen.  Then another polite robotic voice would ask you to insert cash or card below to pay for your order.  Then a drill sergeant robotic voice would tell you to park your car, come inside and "COOK IT YOURSELF"...

10 to 2,000,000

I read the other day that no one knows how many laws we got these days.  One fella said, "No one knows because there's probably a law against knowin'".  Anyway, the same guy said he'd guess there was probably a couple million or more laws written down on three or four million pieces of paper, more or less.

I think I'll go back and live with Moses.  Back then God said there was only 10 things you couldn't do and He wrote 'em down on just two pieces of stone...

Circa 1910

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