Friday, August 31, 2012

Obama's Latest Photograph

Thanks to Clint Eastwood, we all have a brand new picture of Obama.

Lefties everywhere loved to call Bush the empty suit(and he was). But fair is fair, and liberals are nothing if not fair, so  now we have a nifty nickname for Obama:

The empty chair.

Portrait of President Obama addressing the nation. 

I have pointed to a CNN article so you can see how the Lefties are responding to Eastwood's on-target satire.

Can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says. It will "make my day".


The photo is quite accurate... All of us outside the beltline(the window) can only see a reflection of the man though the dirty window panes(the media), never the man himself.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some Records Can't Be Hidden Or Suppressed

Here's one kept in good shape by  a proud Grandma:

The Kenyan Wonder Boy Calendar from 2005
Barack Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, Sarah Oyango Obama, has a 2005 poster calendar on the wall of her home that proclaims “The Kenyan Wonder-Boy in the U.S.: Senator Barrack Obama,” according to a British documentary film.

Gotta wonder how much more in-your-face proof it will take to open the eyes of all those Obots.

But then, it wouldn't matter to a lot of them. We already know that.


The New Harvard Looters

One for the record books, welcomed with open arms by Switzerand .
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is shedding another 450,000 company shares for a take of about $8.7 million.

Moskovitz has been selling 150,000 shares a day and disclosing the sales every three days. Including the most recent sale, he still holds more than 130 million shares.

The latest filing, made late Wednesday, covered sales from Monday to Wednesday. He sold shares at prices ranging from $19 to $19.49.
Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz  seem to be the only known people on earth  not losing money on Facebook.
Maybe that was their plan from the start... build up Facebook, go public with it, and then sell off their shares, literally becoming the only multi-millionaires from the whole thing. After selling off enough of their stock to collapse the price, they may well buy back those stocks and millions more... if cheap enough
Judging from what's happening, what other explanation is there? 
Is this what they're teaching in Harvard now? Are Zuckerberg and Moskovitz showing us what to expect from present and future Harvard graduates?
Remember that Zuckerberg renounced his Americn citizenship and became a Swiss citizen, just before becoming one of the richest men the world.
He said it's because he loves yodeling,  as well as his fondness for chocolate and lederhosen, not because of all the taxes he would have to pay,
Well, or course. Lederhosen is enough to make anyone give up his American citizenship.
Say goodbye to two of the worst and greatest scumbags in the history of the world. He - and his Harvard buddy - intentionally or not - have done more damage to America than Hilter ever dreamed of.
Everything these two have done and are doing is legal. Doesn't mean they will always be protected from a lynch mob.
This Facebbok debacle is just another hard lesson in how the government can't protect any of us from everything, and that is is still "buyer beware".
However,  I'm positive that Zucherberg was convinced that it is the Swiss government - rather than the Americn government - that would be able to protect him. Particularily if he stays in Switzerland.
We'll see.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tongue In Cheek

Of all the things I could say, none of them are acceptable on my blog. I would delete myself.

The Queen of Bling hits the front cover in Spain. However, her reign in Spain may be over.
A Spanish magazine landed themselves in the middle of a racial controversy over a Photoshopped picture of First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of their latest issue. The picture places Mrs Obama's face in a 1800 portrait of a slave with an exposed breast, and Magazine de Fuera de Serie likely knew the image was going to stir up controversy. The editors may have had a different message in mind given the historical context of the particular painting, but that sentiment was overlooked by online viewers who found the composite offensive and racist.

Cajones man, cajones. The woman is nothing if not vengeful and full of retribution for just about anything.

My opinion of Spanish magazines - at least this one - just went up a notch.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

He Told Us, But So Many Didn't Listen

Well Bless his heart, he put aside his hatred

The following is a narrative taken from a September 7, 2008 Televised Sunday morning "Meet The Press".

General Bill Ginn, USAF(ret) asked then Senator Obama about his stance on the American flag.
He asked Obama to explain why he Doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem was played.

Parts of the then Senator Obama's response:

"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides..."

 "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..."

"The anthem itself conveys a warlike message. You know, the bombs bursting in air, and that sort of thing."

"The National Anthem should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To  Teach The world To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.

"In my opinion, we should consider reinventing the national anthem as well as 'redesign' our flag to offer our enemies hope and love."


"If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state of mutual accord could exist between our governments."

"When I become president,  I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities  between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting thoughts.  We as a nation, have placed on the nations of Islam an unfair injustice, which is why my wife disrespects the flag, and she and I HAVE ATTENDED SEVERAL FLAG BURNING CEREMONIES IN THE PAST."

"Of course, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I HAVE PUT MY HATRED ASIDE.  I will use my power to bring change to this Nation,and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black family."

Bet you didn't see that "Meet The Press" show.

So. He intended to disarm America to the level of a few 12th century third world nations.  He doesn't like the anthem or the flag. He and Michelle have both attended flag burnings.

He wants us to to conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam. All you American ladies would just LOVE that... veils, burkahs, not allowed out of the house without a male escort... that sort of stuff.

But, bless his heart, he put his hatred for America aside when he became president.

Doesn't that make you feel all better?

A Note To Desert Cat

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Any suggestions?

Maybe upgrade your Disqus to recognize whatever version I have beyond IE9?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Unintended Police Targets

Cops. Perhaps far more dangerous to your health than you realize.
By now we've all heard about the guy in New York that shot his ex-boss and got killed by the police.
What  you haven't heard is how many of the nine wounded were shot by police, but it's pretty easy to figure:
The guy's pistol held eight rounds. He shot is ex-boss three times, and his weapon had at least one round left in it when the cops got it. That's four bullets accounted for.
So... even if his remaining four bullets each hit one civilian, that leaves five New York citizens shot down by their  own police.
Pretty damned crappy, for professionals that are supposed to be expert at weapons handling and shooting. The two officers fired a total of 14 rounds, apparently missing the suspect with at least five - or more - rounds which managed to down most of those innocent citizens.
Officials are not even sure that the suspect ever even shot at the police. Surveillance videos show him pointing his gun at the two cops, but there is no indication he fired, and with a .45 caliber pistol, there's no doubt when the trigger is pulled.
We've all known for a long time that New York City's streets are not safe, but this incredible demonstration of incompetence proves they're a lot worse than we imagined.
The slogan "To Protect and Serve" starts to ring pretty hollow after incidents like this.
One other thing: New York City has the toughest gun laws in America. They didn't help the victims one teeny little bit.


Yup... the gunman never got a single shot off at the police. all those Shot New Yorkers were shot by their own police.

That's even more pathetic than I first imagined.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Straight Talking Judge... And His Warning

Is this kind of military force in your city's future? On your city's streets? Just as if you lived on some third-world hellhole?

A Lubbock, Texas County Judge is convinced that Mr. Obama winning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people and he’s is pushing a tax increase for the district attorney’s office and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. He says the money is needed to “beef up” it’s resources in case President Obama wins the November election.
In the event of civil unrest Judge Head said he’s concerned the President would hand over sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. and that the American public would react violently.


He wants the money to hire a trained, Professional and battle-ready force to confront the blue-helmeted outsiders.

The judge said that he himself will meet the enemy, “in front of their armored personnel carriers” to tell them they are not welcome, and has the county sheriff to back him up. “I don’t want U.N. troops in Lubbock County,” he said.

Hell bells, I don't want them anywhere in America. We have our own army our own navy, our own Air force, our own National Guard, our own police forces. We certainly don't need an armed force of foreign "peacekeepers" loose on our streets.

Why would Obama - or any government official - want U.N. forces patrolling American streets, pointing guns at American citizens?

One thing for sure... they wouldn't be sitting up there like sitting ducks... at least not for very long.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tilting At Windmills

Don Quixote(Israel), his donkey riding servant(America), and Iran's imaginary A- bomb/rocket.

From Wikipedia:

"Tilting at windmills is an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies. The word “tilt”, in this context, comes from jousting.
The phrase is sometimes used to describe confrontations where adversaries are incorrectly perceived, or to courses of action that are based on misinterpreted or misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications."

Now to Israel's latest tilt:

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.

Although Iran is Israel's real enemy, Israel's imaginary enemy in this case is Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons. It is most likely true that Iran is attempting to produce weapons grade uranium, and may do so eventually, but having this material handy is miles away from having a workable and reliable nuclear weapon. First, they must build a bomb, then they must test it. Nobody, not even the Iranians, are stupid enough to try to hit an enemy with an untested device, particularly an enemy with over 400 operational nuclear bombs to hit back with.

Both sides in this insanity are tilting at windmills. Both sides continue to confront each other  based on misinterpreted or misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications.

Both sides fervently believe their God is the true, the correct, the one and only God, that their cause is just and righteous. Both are basing their beliefs on writings handed down for centuries, writings created  in the  dim past by men with very identifiable agendas.

Both may be wrong.

Even if yet another war breaks out,  who is right and who is wrong will not be settled by another war, not by the Jews, not by the Muslims, not by any human being.

I personally prefer not to see this verbal conflict between Israel and Iran degenerate into a shooting war, one that can easily escalate in a major conflict, one that will certainly not solve the underlying problem of a new Israeli State existing in the middle of what the Arabs consider their property.

Is there an answer to all this? One hasn't been found yet, but more killing and destruction certainly won't help find one. What more conflict will most assuredly lead to - perhaps sooner than later- is the reality of all those mushroom clouds rising up everywhere.

Another point to ponder:

There are several unfriendly nations with nuclear weapons, built, tested and operational. Who is to say with certainly that Iran has not purchased a few of them? Or been given to them by those who wish us harm?

If so, an attack by Israel could easily bring a nuclear holocaust down on them.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Newsweek Cover Of The Year

No comments are necessary.

Maybe We Can Train The Dogs

One of the more ridiculous schemes how to save the world – a candidate for your “Craziness of the week”, perhaps – is the POO POWER! project from Melbourne, Australia.

The guy who dreamed it up, Duncan Chew, must be playing a joke on our environmentalists – yet he is now laughing all the way to the bank, with this $45,000 grant from Australian Government green schemes:

Just think how manufacturers could rake in millions from government grants to design an automatic dog poo gathering machine. Face it - there's no way in hell human poo scoopers could gather up enough dog dump to power even one household electric oven per city.

There's Watts, Kilowatts, Megawatts, Gigawatts, Terawatts. Now, thanks to efforts from the  green movement, we have the all-new Dogowatt!  Poopiewatt? Maybe Stinkawatt?

It reminds me of the idiots in Congress that (awhile back) sent some Alaskan college millions of dollars to figure out how to harness the energy in the aurora borealis. Some sensible folks in the college tried to turn the money down... and failed.


Friday, August 17, 2012


Toure. These dudes are so used to using the word "nigger" he was surprised that he shocked his fellow MSNBC hosts>

Things do keep getting screwier and screwier:

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's assertion that President Obama should “take his campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

Co-host Toure saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.

Said Toure:

I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” TourĂ© said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.

It wasn't explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying , it was explicit criminal connotations he was referring to, the  Mafioso-style illegality that Chicago's government is famous for, and has been for decades.

I hate to point out the obvious,  but if MSNBC and Toure want to point fingers  at somebody about this matter,  they should start with Obama's mother. She started this whole thing with her personel choice of companions.

Social Security's Armed Agents – The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 .357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition.

The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said that the SSA has 295 special agents who work in 66 offices across the United States, an average of four agents per office.

Since the SSA is an administrative branch of the government, not an enforcement one, why does it have 295 special agents, armed with .357 magnum pistols? Hollow point ammunition is outlawed by the United States Government and International bodies on any battlefield because it maims the victim and blows massive holes out of their bodies, taking many internal organs with it. Few, if any, who are shot anywhere in the trunk of the body with a .357 hollow point will survive. 

Why would the SSA need this kind of ammunition? An ammunition designed to be used only against human targets? Do they plan on maiming and killing citizens?

According to the SSA Organizational Manual, Subchapter 8, their mission is:

The Social Security Administration is the Nation's primary income security Agency. It administers the Federal retirement, survivors and disability insurance programs, as well as the program of supplemental security income (SSI) for the aged, blind and disabled, and performs certain functions with respect to the black lung benefits program. SSA also directs the aid to the aged, blind and disabled in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Nothing in there about enforcement, so it seems that the SSA has hired armed guards for each of its offices, apparently because they are paranoid and scared of old people in their walkers and wheel chairs who might be storming their offices one fine day.

Want to save a tiny bit of money on the massive federal budget? Get rid of those 295 private guards. they are not authorized under the SSA charter and have been most likely illegally hired.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Another 30 Day War?

Yessir, with soldiers like the one above(And all those U. S. aircraft carriers), those Iranians won't even last ten days.

Israel is talking of a 30-day war with Iran.

Matan Vilnai, who is stepping down as Israeli home front defence minister to become ambassador to China, said the country was “ready as never before”.
“The assessments are for a war that will last 30 days on a number of fronts,” he told the Maariv newspaper.
“It could be that there will be less fatalities, but it could be there will be more, that is the scenario that we are preparing for according to the best experts.”

Oh hell yes.

Remember Bush's 30-day war with Iraq?

How'd that work out?

You gotta think that  - after all the mistakes make by other Arab States - that Iran has learned at least a few lessons on how to make an Israeli/American attack on their territory not go as planned by the think tanks in  Washington and Israel.

I suspect the Iranians have a couple things up their sleeves that - at the very least - will badly bloody our noses.

Think of  WMD's already smuggled into the U.S. across our porous southern border, well hidden and ready to use by Arab/Muslim agents here in the U.S., quietly awaiting orders.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Come Sign Up, Chorra

Immigration authorities are bracing for a deluge of applications starting Wednesday when more than 1.2 million young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children can seek to legally stay and work in the country under Obama's new and totally illegal executive order.

Fine and dandy. Obama and the Democrats won't  be in office forever, and when that time comes,  those millions of illegals will have willingly given their names and addresses to the government. And since most of them are still living with their parents, registering will give up the addresses of the original river swimmers.

That will make things a lot easier for the INS.

Next Obama will try is to get all those gun owners to register their guns, which will make things a lot easier for the ATF.

Like Vox says, MPAI.*

*MPAI - Most People Are Idiots. That includes illegals.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Electricity, Or Lack Thereof

There's an electrical storm in your future, a man-made one

The Obama Administration continues to move forward with plans to completely shut down our coal-fired electrical generation plants - and the coal industry along with them.

A record 57 coal-fired power stations are slated for shutdown in 2012. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 175 coal-fired generators that collectively represent a whopping 27 gigawatts (GW) worth of electricity-generating capacity are going to vanish between 2012 and 2016.

Based on the data, the bulk of these 175 plant shutdowns is set to occur in 2015, when 61 plants generating nearly 10 GW worth of electricity have been indicated for shutdown. The areas most affected by the shutdowns will be the mid-Atlantic, Ohio River Valley, and Southeast regions of the U.S.

Instead of talking gigawatts or terrawatts, or trillions of BTU's, I'll use percentages,  a much easier way to express total generation and total usage.

What source supplies how much electricity?

Petroleum . . . . . . . 40%
Coal .  . . . . . . . . . . 23%
Natural gas . . . . . . 22%
Nuclear . . . . . . . . . 8%
Renewable  . . . . . . 7%

Under renewables 7%, what supplies what percentage?

Hydroelectric. . . . .2.9%
Wood . . . . .  . . . .  2.1%
Biofuels . . . . . . . . 0.8%
Waste . . . . . . . . . . 0.4%
Geothermal . . . . .  0.4%
Wind . . . . . . . . . .  0.3%
Solar . . . . . . . . .  .  0.1%

Look again at wind and solar, Obama's choice for our replacement energy sources. Combined, they provide 0.4% of our electrical needs, and that's after years of development and hundreds of billions of dollars invested.

There is absolutely zero chance that wind and solar will replace the loss of the 23% that our coal-fired plants presently provide. The massive investment of our dollars the Obama administration has put into wind, solar and biofuels will not help and has proven to be a huge waste of time and money.  These power sources will never be helpful on a national scale until some radical new technologies are invented and developed.

But, there's a real problem with that. Our  colleges and universities are no longer putting out entrepreneurs and inventors. They are providing us with graduates that can only repackage what we already have, and no matter how they redesign  a solar panel or a wind generator, they will still be using today's technology and will provide the same results.

Bottom line?

We cannot afford to have that mad woman at the EPA, Lisa Jackson, and Barack Obama to continue their assault against our coal-fired electrical generating plants. We cannot lose 23% of our electrical energy  and expect our civilization to survive at its present level, much less advance.

Our nation runs on electricity.  Everything we do, twenty four hours a day, is affected by electricity and it's availability. If you favor endless brownouts and blackouts, days and days without electricity, do and say nothing, you are going to experience it all.

You can holler all you want at me, but just look at the numbers, they don't lie.

Don't believe any of this? Look up the real numbers yourself, and then decide if Lisa Jackson is truly a mad woman, and if Barack Obama really has your welfare on his mind.

Only an insane person would intentionally try to bring a nation to its knees, or an incredibly stupid one. In either case, they should not be in charge of anything, or allowed near anything that might affect us in any way.

One other thing... the average cost of a new power plant is around 12 billion dollars. Multiply that by the 175 we are shutting down and you'll see why very few new plants are being built or even being considered to be built.

No calculator handy? It's 2,100 billion dollars. That's the cost - in today's dollars - to replace the plants that the mad woman and the empty suit are shutting down.


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's electricity grid operator issued a rare statewide alert on Thursday warning residents to curb power usage in coming days as a heat wave threatens to strain its already taxed network.

"Already taxed network". Good grief. Just wait until they lose all their coal-fired plants.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Let's Find Out Before We Vote

What is this man hiding? Why is he hiding it?

An Obama classmate from Columbia University called him out this week for stirring up a bogus smear campaign against Romney over his taxes, insisting that Obama's motive is not only to distract voters from the worst economic recovery in post-WWII history, but also to avoid a far more scandalous and devastating skeleton Obama has hiding in his own closet...buried deep inside those college records he still refuses to unseal (and has paid millions to keep under lock and key).

OK. I could give a hoot about about this "bogus smear campaign" by Obama, I expect such conduct in political campaigns and so I ignore it. But what I am interested in is why he has spent so much time and effort keeping all his records sealed.

What is he hiding? How would the information - if made public - change the election?

Obviously, Obama and his closest supporters believe releasing  his past records would be devastating,  perhaps destroying his carefully manufactured history and ruin his chances for reelection. It's not at all difficult to understand that if there was nothing in his past that would harm him,  he and his supporters would not mind releasing his records ... and would have already done so.

Well. We should believe what they believe, that there are facts about his past that could ruin him should they become public.

If he is - in fact - ineligible in some manner or a criminal of some stripe, we  have an absolute right to know of his past history if he wishes to continue being president.

This idea about Romney suggesting he(Obama) release his Columbia records as a condition that he(Romney) release his tax records, is a bunch of hooey.  Romney's taxes have nothing to do with Obama's hidden past.

Obama's releasing of his records should not be a suggestion,  IT SHOULD BE A DEMAND made by every American voter, not tomorrow, or next week, or next year, but today. We should all know the truth about this man. Only then can we make an educated decision about his second term.

Write, E-mail, tweet, twitter, phone - anything - your Congressional people and insist they demand Obama release his records... before the election.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

How To Diss Everybody

From the article:

She was in the city of kings and queens. People were sipping champagne and eating strawberries and cream. Seren Williams had just ascended to the throne of tennis, becoming the second woman after Steffi Graf to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold in singles.
Then the 30-year-old who will end her career as one of the greatest tennis players of all time did something that could be interpreted two ways: As a stupid and insensitive celebration that dampened the crowning moment, or as a joy-filled nod to her roots.
The woman who grew up in Compton did the Crip Walk.

For the uninitiated, the Crip Walk is a funky little hip-hop dance move made famous by Crip gang members in Compton in the 1970s.

And there was Serena — the tennis legend, the winner of 14 individual Grand Slams, the best player of her generation, the American girl being crowned at the All-England Club as the queen of tennis — Crip-Walking all over the most lily-white place in the world.

What to say?

Ones does not do the one-armed Hitler salute unless one believes in the NAZI's and their cause. So why would Serena automatically slip into the Crip walk when celebrating anything?

Don't kid yourself... The Crips are a collection of blacks that despise everything white, a collection of uncivilized barbarians that would kill every white man on earth given the chance, and make the Black Panthers look like a few losers that couldn't steal candy from a baby.

Would not anyone who admires and imitates the Crips also believe in their purpose and goals? Or was - as she now claims - innocently repeating a dance she only saw a few times?

Whatever. But, the universe being what it is, perhaps stepped in and served up a bit of it's own symbolism:

On the podium, the gold medal dangling from her neck as America’s national anthem played, the winds of Wimbledon struck down the American flag from its awning. The crowd gasped. Serena’s eyes got big, and she giggled. The flag fluttered to the ground and was balled up by an Olympic official. Later, Serena joked that the flag was just trying to fly toward her: “It was probably flying to come hug me because the flag was so happy.”



Our Last Shot At Mars

NASA's 2.5 billion dollar rover is about to reach Mars and make what can only be described as a Rube Goldberg landing. Be that as it may, I wish them all the best.

Preparations have been made for everyone to watch the landing live on National TV.

That makes me a bit nervous, since the last time we did that, we lost a school teacher,  a shuttle and two years or exploration.

No matter the results of the upcoming landing, this rover mission won't be the cause of our  losing  anymore equipment or exploration effort, because Obama and his hive of sonsabitches in the White House have canceled all future mars exploration missions and all future manned missions.

Therefore, I propose one more manned mission:

A mission manned by Axlerod, Ayers, Dohrn,  both Obamas, Jarrett, Pelosi, Reid, Jones and a few more crew members to be picked from Congress, a mission to closely explore the coronasphere of the sun.

Of course, we would all wish them bon voyage.


The landing was a huge success. After all, Rube Goldberg's contraptions did work when the engneering was sound. We can now look forward to about five years of data from this rover.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Nessie Surfaces For A Photo?

Another claimed photo of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, has surfaced(apparently along with Nessie).

Looking at it,  the ripples around the object in the photograph indicates to me that whatever it is just bobbing up and down in mostly the same spot, instead of leaving the wake of a moving animal, or model, or whatever.

Color me dubious. Without a head with eyes and mouth at one end or the other, this looks like it could easily be just a model towed out into the Loch and then they took photos while it was bobbing up and down.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Bit Of Support

Finally made it to the nearest Chik-Fil-A in Forney.

There was a line of cars at the drive up about twenty deep and the parking lot was full. Fortunately, just as we pulled up, a parking spot opened right in front of us.

Inside, every table was occupied, mostly Moms and Dads with their kids.  The young folks behind the counter were fast, friendly and courteous. As a bonus, the one that took our order was cute as all get out. We got our food in less than two minutes, which was quite a surprise considering how full the place was. As what happened outside, a  table opened up as we left the counter, was quickly cleaned by a young fellow, and we grabbed it.

Now whether this was the normal lunch crowd I do not know. But the other fast food places (in this line of fast food places) Pizza Hut, Pappa Johns, Chili's, Wendy's and a couple others... Their parking lots were mostly empty.

The food? Acceptable. I will eat there again when in the area. Wife's only complaint was that the fries were extremely greasy... and they were.

The restaurant was almost spotless.. quite a surprise considering the size of the crowd and the number of kids floating around.

The general mood of the folks in the place was one of amicable enjoyment. The buzz of conversation was friendly and full of laughter, something we have not experienced in some time. Folks - both the diners and the servers - were smiling and polite. There was no crap music blaring out of ceiling speakers, a very welcome change.

All in all, an enjoyable occasion, one that we will repeat.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Well Of Course He Is....

Now we hear that Obama is related to the very first slave in America:

On Monday, genealogists added another notable figure to Obama's unlikely list of relatives: John Punch, a Virginia slave who some historians consider the first African enslaved in the colonies.
The connection to Punch, an indentured servant forced into slavery in 1640, comes from Obama’s mother’s side of the family, said Joseph Shumway, a genealogist with, the website that has been researching the president’s family tree for years.

Joseph Shumway, genealogist,  claims that Obama's mother - a Kansas farm girl -  was actually related to Punch, who they say slept with a white woman in the 1600's, and the resulting children became land owners in Virginia... And the ancestors of Ann Dunham.

So let's see here... Barak Obama, son of a black African and a white Kansas farm girl, is in reality the great-great-great-great(however many is necessary) grandson of the first American slave because his great-great-great-great(however many is necessary) grandfather slept with a white woman 400 years ago in colonial America. And of course they then rushed down to the 1600's version of the local  vital statistics office to let the world know of their dalliance. Yeah, I can see that happening...

You just can't make this crap up.

Next thing you know, they'll be telling us that John Punch came here on the Mayflower.

One has to wonder if  Mr. Shumway kept a straight face through all this. I know I sure as hell couldn't.