Monday, September 10, 2012

Manning's Debut Successful

***Peyton Manning leads the Broncos to a win over Pittsburgh. Good. I wish him the best, but I wish he was still a Colt!

***I like this:

You don’t have to like Romney. You just have to like him better than Obama. Remember Heinlein said there is often no one you want to vote for but there is always someone you want to vote against. And if you don’t like him better than Obama — why not? Even if he is all you think, a squishy, soft social-democrat (I don’t think so, but you can read it that way) he’s not a hard-core Marxist Leninist. And if you think there’s no difference, you need remedial reading. I suggest The Black Book Of Communism for a start.

Glenn is absolutely right that whoever the Republicans had nominated would get this treatment. Republicans are ALWAYS evil/stupid. The difference right now seems to be the media-Democrat complex is also trying to fracture the Republican base. Maybe I’m seeing trolls under every bridge but all of a sudden, after a period of unity, there’s a lot of moaning and belly-aching about how Romney is no better than Obama. And Republicans are falling for it, even though the comments are virtually identical, word per word across the sites.
Get over it. Romney is better than Obama. He’s not ideal — who is? — but we’re not (thank heavens) a monarchy looking for a perfect king. We’re a sovereign people looking for the best of two candidates. We can’t go back to sleep after he’s elected. We have to stay awake, watch over our employee and make him fear our wrath and our firing him if he goes astray. But first we get rid of the total dud we (well, not me, but…) hired in 08. Frankly, I’m looking forward to the Tea Parties to keep Romney in line. But first I donate and I campaign so we can hire him. THEN we keep him in line.

She's right. Republicans are never going to get fair treatment from the press. That's just something we have to deal with.

***This is not news, because they're not Tea Partiers. Imagine the coverage if they were.

This Wednesday, three of the five Occupy activists arrested for attempting to blow up a commuter bridge in Ohio in May pled guilty to use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

***Chicago teachers going on strike. Nice job, Rahm. Where are your NEA buddies now?

***You gotta be kidding me: Dance studio offers kiddie pole dancing classes.  You have to wonder about the parents who would enroll their tykes in that one.

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***Lab-grown ears and bionic arms.

***Irony: Charlie Sheen threatened to sue a New York strip club that renamed its VIP room in his honor. The room is known for serving sushi on the bodies of scantily clad women, and, according to the New York Post, Sheen is concerned it could ruin his reputation. (from Readers Digest)

Mr. Sheen, I hate to tell you this, but your reputation has nowhere to go but up.

***There's always a first time: Rapper Jay-Z gets it right on the Occupy movement.

***Republicans must offer alternative to Democrat moral bankruptcy. Good piece by Star Parker.

***Boy, THIS is the truth. This semester Johnny's books were almost $600.00.



***George Carlin: "Here's a bumper sticker I'd like to see: "We are the proud parents of a child whose self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn't need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car."

***Ew.

Cochineal and carmine are two red food colorings that are derived from bugs – the cochineal bug to be exact. Cochineal is produced by drying and pulverizing the whole body of the bug, while carmine is a derivative of cochineal powder. The bugs are usually killed by immersing them in boiling water – the amount of time they spent in the water determines the level of redness – whether it be a lighter orange color or a vivid red. 155,000 insects are needed to make two pounds of food dye. Cochineal has been used for hundreds of years and it is also a very popular cloth dye.

Don't ask me why I thought you needed to know that...

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***"A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones that need the advice." ~~ Bill Cosby

***Have a great day!

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