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May 24 2016

Blind squirrels and acorns

Do sometimes get together.

If you have been coming here for a decent interval you know that I hold both the National Review and the Weekly Standard in utter contempt. I read them to find out how the ill informed voter thinks and to find satire worthy materials. But every so often they produce something praise-worthy and they deserve credit where it is due.

So lets all take a gander at William "The Bloody" Kristol's gem of Shakespere quotes about He, Trump. Enjoy the acorn.

But as to the competition: I asked, "What lines of Shakespeare best characterize Donald Trump?" I stipulated that you'd get no credit for comparing Trump's campaign to "a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing." (Macbeth Act V Scene v) That one was just too obvious.

What did you all come up with? Lots of apt Shakespearean descriptions for Trump's campaign or the man himself. I feel I've done a good deed in enticing many of you back to Shakespeare (if you'd ever been away). In any case, here are a few apt and brief contributions (after all, "brevity is the soul of wit").

Regarding the outcome of New York's primary (and probably tomorrow's contests as well):

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" (A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3 Scene ii)

Regarding Trump's disparagement of John McCain and other POW's:

"He jests at scars that never felt a wound." (Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene ii)

Regarding Trump himself:

"An infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality." (All's Well That Ends Well Act III Scene vi)


"The empty vessel makes the greatest sound." (Henry V, Act IV Scene iv)


"Masters, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall serve, that I am an ass." (Much Ado About Nothing Act V Scene i)

And regarding the appropriate response to Trump:

"Never, never, never, never, never!" (King Lear V iii)


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Apr 14 2016

Pet Care

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This is why you do not, I say again, do not, leave your dog in the car:


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Mar 17 2016

Because we all need a good laugh.

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And I am steadily getting drunk on St. Patrick's day. I will observe, Guiness tastes better in Ireland from a tap than from a can in Stuttgart. 

Nonetheless, I came across this little tidbit on Facebook today and just had to share. If you say you didn't laugh, I know that either you are lying or you are a terrible prude.

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As I said, if you didn't laugh, you are really repressed.


On the other side of the scale here is some news that should scare the bejesus out of you.Ted Cruz named his foreign policy team:


The first name on the advisory list that stands out is Frank Gaffney, a former Reagan administration Pentagon official who has emerged as a lightning rod in the Obama era, accused by the Southern Poverty Law Center of being one of the nation's leading Islamophobes.

Once you start with Frank Gaffney, there's no place to go but…down?

But wait, there is more!

As Cruz makes the case that he is the last, best chance to prevent Trump from winning his party's nomination, his foreign-policy advisers include not only Gaffney, but also three others who work for Gaffney's think tank: former CIA officers Fred Fleitz and Clare Lopez and former Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Jim Hanson. Also on the list is Andrew McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted the first World Trade Center bombing. McCarthy has been outspoken in his view that adherents at least to political Islam are seeking to impose Sharia law in the U.S.

Jesus fucking tap-dancing Christ.


And then of course there is this. ( Hat Tip to the chicks at Wonkette):

Little Marco Rubio, having failed spectacularly at the Republican primary and life in general, came back to the Senate Thursday:


We’re going to give you a moment to digest that picture fully.

You ready?

The Little Magic Elf I Am shoes he keeps in his Senate office, because he’s got places to be (home in bed all the way under the covers with his butt in the air screaming “I don’t wanna!”). Things to do? Not so much.


The curse is, that you live in interesting times.

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Mar 08 2016

Meanwhile back at Rubio headquarters

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Little Marco tries to breath life into his dying campaign.


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Feb 27 2016

A heady cocktail

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Or two.

Here is a pretty neat cocktail list to describe the current election:


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Nov 14 2014

An explanation of Net Neutrality anyone can understand.

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America's dumbest Senator distinguished himself the other day by tweeting this:


Thanks a lot dickhead! By tweeting this, you proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you know nothing about health care OR Net Neutrality. Any one who is buying the latest Fox News BS about the issue-clearly does not understand the issue.

So, as a Public Service-the American Porn Industry came to the rescue. Explaining Net Neutrality in a way even Ted Cruz can understand.


Porn Stars Explain Net Neutrality from Alex Chance

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Aug 27 2014

Can’t believe I missed it.

Yesterday was Women's Equality Day. And I totally forgot about it. I'm so depressed. wink


After all, there are some hard facts of life:


And while you are at it-get me a beer:


Ok Honey?



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Aug 11 2014

Just kill me now…..

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Once again I have to apologize for the lack of posting. The S.O. and I went on a marvelous trip to Austria. And now we are back.

And work got even more suckier in the interval.

So, pix to follow-and now I ask for appeals to save me from flag induced O-5 ambition. Trust me pal-you are still getting passed over.

In the meantime-help me think about this:


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Jun 25 2014

What might have been…….

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Newcastle Ale explores the possibilities:


They may be on to something-celebrate alternate history on July 3, then celebrate real history on July 4th. Two parties, two hangovers-and a lot better cuss words.

"Newcastle is a very British beer, and needless to say, it doesn't sell that well on July 4. So why not establish it as the beer you drink on July 3?" says Charles van Es, senior director of marketing for Heineken USA portfolio brands. "Unlike the Redcoats in the 18th century, we're picking our battles a little more wisely. By celebrating Independence Eve, we're taking liberties with America's liberty to create a new drinking occasion and ensuring freedom on July 4 tastes sweeter than ever."

Van Es adds: "Like Cinco de Mayo or Thanksgiving Wednesday, Independence Eve is just another excuse to enjoy good times with good friends, but now with a new purpose. On July 3, we're lifting a Newcastle to our British heritage and the American freedom we all appreciate."

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Jun 17 2014

It is that wonderful time of the year.

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When one updates one's "brag sheet"-and gets a little counseling. Mine typically goes something like this.



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