Daily Archives: August 15, 2010

Shit we used to do in school back in my day

I am not making any of this up. I’m a 50 something dude who grew up in an all white suburban (really it was rural) outskirts of Flint, Michigan (think Roger & me). Continue reading

A feel good story

A real-life “Doc Hollywood” (sorta story).  Virginia has an island in the Chesapeake bay that is home to a bunch of people who still speak the Queen’s English.  You have to take a ferry or fly there.  Tangier Island is home to crabbers and fisherman and other assorted good people. Only problem is, they have no doctor. So Dr. David Nichols has been flying a plane or a helicopter there once per week for the past thirty years to help with their medical needs.  Sadly, now that they are finally getting a new medical facility, he is dying of cancer.  So what? It’s still a feel-good story. He’s been blessed, and he’s helped them out too. 

Okay, mebbe this has all been a lead in to the real reason I made this post: The Julie Warner nude scene in Doc Hollywood. “You can blink now.”

J.D.

Well, THAT didn’t take long…

Those of us who have spent time in Miami, Florida know what this is.  So does “The Orkin Man.”   And the A.P. wonders what it might be…

Just a little infestation. Nothing a good fumigation won't cure. Vote 2012!

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President Obama gave a presidential gift to all who attended

his Ram a Don (Ram a Dan? Ram abDullah?) meal recently.  From The American Digest! Something every Mooselim should never be caught dead without!  J.D.

On the back: With Love, Your First Muslim President, Barry Soetoro

So you hate athletes who hold-out?

Very good article which might change your mind, one way or the other.  J.D.

Whatever happened to Lipton T. Bagg?!

Have you seen this man? Or a man that looks like him only drunker?

 

Here are some clues

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READING Rule Five Posts Makes You Smarter!

It isn’t enough just to make Rule 5 (of “How to get a million hits on your blog in less than a year“) posts, in accordance with The Master’s instructions at “The Other McCain, Robert Stacy McCain and Blog Side-Kick Smitty!” 

No, no, NO!!!!  You should also read the wonderful posts that others have made.  It makes you smarter, not to mention happier. 

For instance, if I had not clicked on one of the many wonderful posts that Smitty linked to this a.m. I would have missed “Serr8d’s Cutting Edge.” That would have been my loss.  I’ve stolen just a couple of stuff from his blog, just to give you a flavor of his work so that you will go there (in case you were stupid enough not to read every last stinkin ones of the links Smitty puts up each Sunday).  

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Another “let me be clear” moment from Obama

So, first President Obama backed the building of the Ground Zero Mosque beginning with those four magic words he loves, let me be clear.

“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” Obama told an intently listening crowd gathered at the White House Friday evening to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”

Then the cascades of criticism began to fall, and he felt a sudden need to clear up, and clarify hs meaning. So let him be clear again

During a trip to Florida for a family vacation, Obama said his comments from Friday night were only directed at the constitutional right of the mosque to be there, and whether preventing the mosque’s construction impinges on the right to freedom of religion.

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” he said in response to a reporter’s question after he spoke about efforts to aid the Gulf Coast region. “I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about.”

One of the President’s spokesmen even tried to clear up, the president’s attempt to clear up his previous “let me be clear” comments

“Just to be clear, the president is not backing off in any way from the comments he made last night. It is not his role as president to pass judgment on every local project. But it is his responsibility to stand up for the constitutional principle of religious freedom and equal treatment for all Americans. What he said last night, and reaffirmed today, is that If a church, a synagogue or a Hindu temple can be built on a site, you simply cannot deny that right to those who want to build a mosque.”

Well, Mr. President, glad you could clear all of that up! But, allow me to be clear, Mr. President, PICK a position, take a stand! You know, like you did on Arizona, where you are against local control. Or like you did over the Cambridge police. You know, you were decisive there, you came out and said the police acted stupidly! Maybe you should just say that the Muslims behind this mosque are acting stupidly, and being insensitive Mr. President.

Cross posted at The DaleyGator