Oct 31, 2010

If the Republicans Win Control of Congress...

Local Kansas City Missouri politics won't matter anymore to you politico/govt worker types.  You'll be out of work for a very long time!

Oct 30, 2010

Video: Another out-of-context Negative Ad from the Republicans

 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Dragnet 2010 - Secretly paid for by the US Chamber and your Republican friends  ( They can do these in their sleep!  Don't confuse their T-Party entertainment with actually fixing the Bush economy!  They can get elected maybe, but they have no idea what to do, so they'll do nothing which is just what the corporations have paid for them to do!)

Oct 29, 2010

Republican takeover: Be afraid. Be very afraid!


Divided We Fail

Barring a huge upset, Republicans will take control of at least one house of Congress next week. How worried should we be by that prospect?

Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now?

No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.
 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
Neither Tea nor Party

Oct 28, 2010

A student gets 3 month suspension for shooting a BB gun at school on a Sunday

 Alyssa Cornish, a fifth-grader, suspended for playing with a toy gun at a Johnson County maktab (grade school).


Oct 27, 2010

Best TKC Blog comment of the day...

It was clear down at the bottom of TKC's blog tonight.  And being at the bottom, it'll fall off tonight, making space for his early morning posts.  So I wanted to save it in case his readers missed it; here it is for your shopping convenience:

Anonymous Anonymous said...
 Is this a great country or what?

The Feds are ready to crack some heads if that pot prop in Cali is passed.

Meanwhile... Back at the Ranch...

The Feds look the other way on our borders and in our cities when it comes to illegals. 

10/27/10 6:12 PM
 These birdbrain bureaucrats are getting way too big for their britches.  Maybe things will get better after the election.  Or if the Party of No wins, a lot worse!

Mexico needs to ask Obama for air support!

The entire police force in a small Mexican town abruptly resigned Tuesday after its new headquarters was viciously attacked by suspected drug cartel gunmen.

All 14 police officers in Los Ramones, a rural town in northern Mexico, fled the force in terror after gunmen fired more than 1,000 bullets and flung six grenades at their headquarters on Monday night.  Los Ramones is the county seat of Nuevo Leon.

No one was injured in the attack. Mayor Santos Salinas Garza told local media that the officers resigned because of the incident.

The gunmen’s 20-minute shooting spree destroyed six police vehicles and left the white and orange police station pocked with bullet holes, the Financial Times reported.

The station had been inaugurated just three days earlier.

The attack was the second in less than a week against police forces in Nuevo Leon. Last week, thugs threw two grenades at police in Sabinas Hidalgo, according to newspaper Noroeste.

Los Ramones is in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, which has been a war zone of turf violence between two of the country’s fiercest drug gangs, the Zetas and the Gulf cartel.

Police have blamed members of both cartels for attacks on several police stations throughout the area. Several mayors in the region have been assassinated.

Mexico’s municipal police forces often quit out of fear after being attacked by cartels.

About 90% of forces have less than 100 officers, and 61% of cops earn less than $322 a month, according to the Finanical Times.

Mexico’s intelligence chief said this summer that nearly 30,000 people have died in drug related crimes since 2006.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/10/27/2010-10-27_entire_police_force_in_los_ramones_mexico_quits_after_gunmen_attack_headquarters.html
Maybe we should start calling illegal aliens refugees... or is this photo actually Kansas City's troubled Oasis Club?

Oct 26, 2010

Racists are willing to suffer a Depression just to get the black guy!

The price of putting down Obama is a corporate takeover.  It's continuing the economic downturn that's gutting the middle class.  Republicans work for Corporations that want a free reign to screw everyone for profits.

Simple as that.
Vote your own economic interest.  If you are retiring and have lots of investments, or are a multi-millionaire, vote REPUBLICAN.  They'll make the rich richer.

If you're a working stiff who has to work more years, can't afford $500 a month for family health insurance, then VOTE DEMOCRAT...even if you don't like black people much.  If you vote Tea party.. you will personally pay dearly.  Lower wages, family suffering more layoffs, harder times for us all.

Simply ask yourself why US and foreign corporations are spending SOO MUCH MONEY on this election to get the Republicans back into power?  It's to get the government regulations that protect you out of their hair so they can make more money.

That's it.  Not rocket science.

Republican strategist Karl Rove to Tea Party:  "If you don't think too WELL, don't think too MUCH.  Just vote for us!"

Oct 24, 2010

Depressed about the US? Well don't read Time Magazine this week!

It's not just Rush Limbaugh's constant negative rants about Barack Obama.  It's way bigger than that.   There really are things to explain why so many of us are out of work or underemployed, and may well stay that way.  Unlike economists who say the US always bounces back after recessions, CNN's Fareed Zakaria isn't so sure.

Time Magazine's cover story this week.  How to Restore the American Dream.  

And the ugly pictures... Time: Charting the Decline

This is a think piece.  No fancy pictures or funny quips.  Nothing funny about this.

Oct 23, 2010

Keeping the GOP base fired up with white racism

Nother blast email circulating the conservative base in the South... I got this one today... showing a Chicago protest this week when Pres Obama was campaigning.  It's the GOP's "Southern Strategy" gone national.

A half dozen photos of the protest, this one representative of the signage, some of which were very professional looking, others looking like professional hand-made.  Probably the most lily-white gathering in Chicago all week, based on the photos in the email!

And it ended this way, note the bottom of the blast email:

If that's too small to read, my bird eyes read it as "The skunk has replaced the Eagle as the new symbol for the President.  It is half black, half white, and everything it does stinks."  This is what's trying to take 'back' the country. Same fear tactics as the GOP attack ads, but the emails are a little less subtle about the race fears.   If you don't want  dinosaurs who do this running America, be sure to vote in November!

Oct 22, 2010

Media Matters: Wishing for Obama's assassination won't get you fired from Fox News

(Rman Reprint) October 22, 2010 5:55 pm ET

The media topic of the week was the firing of Juan Williams by NPR over his remark that he gets "nervous" around "people who are in Muslim garb" on airplanes.

Williams' firing comes weeks after CNN canned Rick Sanchez for remarks about Jon Stewart and Jews in the media. In both cases, news organizations made personnel moves in response to perceived violations of their editorial standards.

Yet when it comes to cable ratings leader Fox News, it's hard to tell whether any editorial standards exist, and what - if anything - would get you reprimanded by the network.
Unlike other media outlets, Fox News has a pattern of failing to seriously discipline employees for on-air transgressions.    And in positioning itself as an alternative to traditional news media, that's probably how Fox News likes it.

Take the case of Fox News contributor Liz Trotta. During a May 2008 segment on the Democratic presidential primaries, Trotta actually remarked that she wished somebody would "knock off" both Osama Bin Laden and then-candidate Barack Obama:

TROTTA: The vast right-wing conspiracy blame has been undermined by her [Clinton's] evasions, by her outright lies, if I may say, by her pandering, by her race-baiting, and now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama - Obama - well, both if we could.

It bears repeating what Trotta did - she expressed her hope that someone assassinates Obama. The next day, Trotta appeared on Fox News to do damage control, telling Bill Hemmer that she is "so sorry about what happened yesterday and the lame attempt at humor. I fell all over myself, making it appear that I wished Barack Obama harm or any other candidate."

The fallout? Nothing, apparently. Trotta is still a Fox News contributor, and appears in a weekly segment offering commentary.

More recently, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade made the clearly false claim - twice - that "all terrorists" are Muslim. Following outrage over his remarks, Bill Shine, Fox News' senior vice president of looking the other way, said Kilmeade would "clarify" his comments and claimed that Kilmeade actually meant to say that "all terrorists" involved in the 9-11 attacks were Muslim. Of course, this explanation was completely bogus, as Kilmeade referenced non-9-11 targets when he made the same comment on his Fox News Radio program later that day.

This wasn't the first time Kilmeade has gotten in trouble for remarks on race and religion. Kilmeade issued an apology over his remark that "we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and ... the Swedes have pure genes, because they marry other Swedes." Kilmeade has also repeatedly made inflammatory remarks about Islam and Muslims.

Additionally, Kilmeade's Fox & Friends program was forced to retract the false assertion that Obama "was educated in a madrassa" - one part of the web of internet conspiracy theories claiming Obama is a secret Muslim with a fake birth certificate. In May 2008, Fox & Friends was forced to issue an apology after it repeated as fact an online parody news report of a school prank that included fabricated quotes.

And during a July 2008 show, Fox & Friends altered photos of New York Times reporters they disliked -- the journalists' teeth had been yellowed, their facial features exaggerated, and one journalist's hair was moved further back on his head.

The fallout? The hosts of Fox & Friends, Kilmeade included, are still standing. In response to the Times incident, Fox News' vice president of shrugging, John Moody, reportedly "said the incident will not result in any official standards adjustments." Why? "Moody told the assembled press that the morning program is 'an entertainment show that does some news.'"

Media Matters documented this week that Fox News has a payola problem. Contributor Dick Morris again used his position as a Fox News "political analyst" to tout and solicit donations for the Republican-aligned group Americans for New Leadership weeks after they began paying him thousands of dollars. During his appearances, Morris did not disclose that he was receiving money from the group. To the contrary, Morris lied that he's been working for the Republican Party "without compensation."

Morris has also suggested that violence against government officials could be justified. In early 2009, during a long conspiracy theory about a "super-national authority" that will oversee U.S. financial institutions, Morris asserted that President Obama's policies are "internationalist" and that "[t]hose crazies in Montana who say, 'We're going to kill ATF agents because the U.N.'s going to take over' -- well, they're beginning to have a case."

The fallout? Morris is one of the most frequent on-air commentators on Fox News.

Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters once asserted of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban in June 2009 and appeared in Taliban propaganda videos: "[W]e know this private is a liar; we're not sure if he's a deserter." Peters added that if he is a deserter, "the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills." NBC's Jim Miklaszewski subsequently reported that the Pentagon said Peters' comments "could endanger" the captured soldier.

Peters still appears regularly on Fox News.

Fox News contributors Doug Schoen and Frank Luntz, meanwhile, have touted and defended the work of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - without mentioning that the GOP-aligned group is their client.

Such behavior extends to Fox's "straight news" division. In February 2009, anchor Jon Scott essentially committed on-air plagiarism by trying to pass off a GOP press release as his own research (typo and all). When Scott was caught, he apologized - for the typo.

While students might have faced a suspension or expulsion, Scott suffered no apparent consequences -- to the contrary, he ironically hosts Fox News' media ethics program.

And we haven't even gotten to Glenn Beck. While over 100 advertisers have reportedly abandoned Beck's Fox News program, Fox News has stuck with Beck despite his history of violent rhetoric, bizarre conspiracy theories and promotion of anti-Semites. 

(Fox owner) Rupert Murdoch even agreed with Beck's statement that Obama is a "racist," causing MSNBC.com's First Read blog to write about Beck, "What's most amazing about this episode is that what Beck said isn't a fireable or even a SUSPENDABLE offense by his bosses. There was a time when outrageous rants like this would actually cost the ranters their jobs. But not anymore; if anything, it's now encouraged."

Fox News has made noise about having editorial standards. Last year, it promised to implement a "zero tolerance" policy regarding errors - then appeared to throw the policy overboard when subsequent errors were found.

In another telling incident, Fox News executives yanked Sean Hannity from trying to tape his show at a Cincinnati Tea Party event which charged admission and had "all proceeds" benefiting the organization. Fox News execs were reportedly "furious," but The Los Angeles Times noted that "it does not appear that [their concerns] have resulted in any serious disciplinary measures taken against any staffers involved" and a spokesperson told the Times and NY Magazine that it wouldn't discuss the matter any further.

Since April's tea party incident, Hannity has used his program as a non-stop fundraising and promotion tool for favored Republican candidates like Ohio's John Kasich and New York's John Gomez, among others.

For those keeping score about what won't result in serious disciplinary action when working at Fox News: wishing for Obama's assassination; appearing to legitimize physical threats against soldiers and law enforcement officers; failing to disclose that you're touting your business clients; trying to financially enrich conservative organizations and candidates; plagiarism of a partisan source; and fundraising on-air for a conservative group without disclosing that they've paid you thousands of dollars.

Why the lack of standards? Perhaps it's that Fox News has long defined itself by being the opposite of their competition.

The "mainstream media," according to Fox News, is purportedly liberal. Fox's programming, therefore, has to be stacked with conservative hosts and commentators to "balance" out the competition. And other news organizations, apparently, are too focused on restrictions and standards. On Fox News, they don't care about you making "mistakes."

"Here you have an ability to do stuff, and then they can always rein you in," Kilmeade told the Los Angeles Times in October 2008. "But I know I'm not going to get reprimanded."

"When we make a mistake reading the news headlines, whereas at a [broadcast] network you'd probably get fired, instead, we're like, 'Eh, we screwed up,' " Fox & Friends' Gretchen Carlson similarly told the Times. "And I think that's disarming."

Faux seems make a joke out of Fair and Balanced, don't they?  Or did they finally quit saying that?

FYI, When it's okay and how to beat your wife

Pretty much the same rules in birddom, except no beating about the wings and it's only permissible when they refuse to build the nest properly, clean the nest, or lay eggs for the pleasure of the male bird.

Oct 21, 2010

Stealing Elections with LIES. The GOP's Strategy to WIN even with nut job candidates!

The Capitalists HAVE to lie and tear down the Democrats with high dollar and frequent attack ads.  Look at the NUTJOBS they call candidates this year on THEIR SIDE!!   Certifiably nuts, damned near every one of them!

 The GOP's Southern American Strategy.  Stolen from a good blog friend (Mo Rage), who stole it from Waking Up America.  It's called "Those Wacky Republicans".  Smart birds will read more from this site.

Oct 20, 2010

Man's Original Sin

Birds too.  Those hens just won't shut up!

BP for Blunt at ANY COST!

Help Save Corporate America.  Vote to give the government back to the Republicans and Corporate America before it's too late.   

Paid for by The Tea Party & the US Chamber Chinese Money Laundry , Herbert Hoover, Chairman

Oct 19, 2010

15 Million Americans Have Been Arrested Because Pot Is Illegal

When Will Our Dumb Marijuana Prohibition Be Overturned?

Criminal laws are not an effective way to control marijuana; removing criminal penalties does not lead to increased use; decriminalization creates savings in law enforcement.
  The great divide between politicians and the people is showing itself in California where polls show the voters support Proposition 19 and where the mainstream politicians mostly oppose it.
To many Americans, there are few policies more bankrupt than the prohibition on marijuana use, a recognition that a blue-ribbon panel reached four decades ago, urging an emphasis on drug education rather than incarceration.

  • In 1970, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse recommended ending the illegality of marijuana in the United States. The Dutch also had a national commission that reached the same conclusion.

  • The difference was the Dutch listened to their experts and President Nixon and other American politicians ignored the U.S. experts. Well, the results are in – the experts were right and the politicians were wrong, even on the issue of how many people use marijuana. It turns out prohibition was less successful than decriminalization.

  • According to surveys conducted by both governments: in the United States 41 percent of Americans have used marijuana, compared to 22.6 percent in Holland.

In 2001, based on recommendations from a national commission, Portugal went further than Holland and abolished all criminal penalties for possession of marijuana and other drugs. The result – reduced use, reduced costs and reduced damage from marijuana to people’s lives.

Following decriminalization, Portugal had the lowest rate of lifetime marijuana use in people over 15 in the European Union, a mere 10 percent. Further, Portugal reports that use dropped among teens: rates of lifetime use of any illegal drug among seventh through ninth graders fell from 14.1 percent to 10.6 percent; drug use in older teens also declined.

Yet, rather than listen to the experts four decades ago, President Nixon doubled down on the already failed and mistaken policy. The result was 100,000 additional arrests the year after the experts said people should no longer be treated as criminals for marijuana use.

And, since the experts said it should not be a crime nearly 15 million Americans have been arrested. Only four states have populations larger than the number of people arrested for marijuana since the experts said people should not be arrested for marijuana offenses.

Still, the status quo politicians in California – people like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Gov .Arnold Schwarzenegger – continue to want to ignore the experts and, more important, they want to ignore the people.

Polls have consistently shown Proposition 19 to be 7 to 11 points ahead of those who oppose the initiative. Nationally polls show large pluralities and even a majority of Americans oppose keeping marijuana illegal.

How can police continue to enforce laws that half the people oppose? What kind of legitimacy does enforcement of such laws have? Won’t enforcing illegitimate laws undermine police relations with communities?

That is why smart, experienced police officers like Neil Franklin, a 33-year law enforcement veteran at both the state and city levels supports Proposition 19. Officer Franklin sees Prop. 19 as a step toward healing the division between the people and the police.

He recognizes that marijuana prohibition undermines the relationship between police and the people they serve because when they come into their neighborhoods it is to search homes, cars and people. It creates distrust and undermines effective community policing.

So, this Nov. 2, the people of California have an opportunity to tell the professional politicians that most voters want to end policies that do not work and undermine law enforcement.

It is obvious to most people that the war on marijuana has been a destructive failure, but the politicians still don’t get it.

Of course, if I were a politician who supported marijuana being illegal throughout my career, I would not want to admit I was wrong. Hard to say “sorry we arrested you and ruined your life for something that should not have been illegal.”

It is hard to admit an error so large and so destructive to millions of lives.

Time magazine reports that the instincts of Officer Neil Franklin are right. Joao Castel-Branco Goulao, Portugual's "drug czar" and president of the Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction, told Time that police are now able to re-focus on more serious crimes.

In fact, the experience in the United States is the same. In 1982, the National Academy of Sciences issues a report entitled “An Analysis of Marijuana Policy.” It recommended going beyond decriminalization and beginning to regulate the sale of marijuana.

In making this recommendation, the report looked at states that had decriminalized marijuana possession and found the reform had “not led to appreciably higher levels of marijuana use than would have existed if use were also prohibited.”

The NAS also reported savings in tax dollars by ending criminal enforcement against marijuana possession, noting “substantial savings in states that have repealed laws that prohibit use.”

And, as Officer Franklin noted, the NAS found “alienation from the rule of law in democratic society may be the most serious cost of current marijuana laws.”

Such savings are also predicted if California passes Prop. 19.

The California Legislative Analyst says it would enable California to put police priorities where they belong saying it "could result in savings to the state and local governments by reducing the number of marijuana offenders incarcerated in state prisons and county jails, as well as the number placed under county probation or state parole supervision.

“These savings could reach several tens of millions of dollars annually. The county jail savings would be offset to the extent that jail beds no longer needed for marijuana offenders were used for other criminals who are now being released early because of a lack of jail space."

The findings of the experts are consistent: criminal laws are not an effective way to control marijuana; removing criminal penalties does not lead to increased use; decriminalization creates savings in law enforcement and better relations between community and police.

In the year of supposed voter outrage against politics as usual, California voters may send one of the clearest messages to the politicians, that it is time to end the decades-old criminal prohibition on marijuana use by adults.

 Protect Yourself.  See a video on staying out of jail... what to say and what NOT to say to the Bird Police!

Oct 18, 2010

GOP: Make your Enemies look like Demons...when you choose pictures to post

Matt Drudge, editor owner of The Drudge Report is a master at making Democrats look bad-- even EVIL.  (See for yourself!)  These photos are even better than printing pictures of your enemies picking their noses.
Ya know,  when Roosevelt was President you NEVER EVER saw him in his wheelchair.  My, how the press has changed!


Rush Limbaugh: Obama looks 'demonic' in new photos

Radio host surprised images of president actually released

Posted: October 18, 2010
1:39 pm Eastern
By Joe Kovacs
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

PALM BEACH, Fla. – With Halloween less than two weeks away, radio giant Rush Limbaugh took a brief moment today to say President Obama looks "demonic" in some wire-service photographs posted online at the Drudge Report.

President Obama campaigning for the re-election of Democrats over the weekend.
"These pictures, they look demonic. And I don't say this lightly," Limbaugh said as he opened his program.
"There are a couple pictures, and the eyes, I'm not saying anything here, but just look," he remarked about the president who has been campaigning for the re-election of fellow Democrats.
"It is strange that these pictures would be released ... it's very, very, very strange."
Obama's "demonic" photos are nothing compared to his spooky agenda, Read "The Manchurian President" -- personally autographed!
"An American president has never had facial expressions like this," Limbaugh said. "At least we've never seen photos of an American president with facial expressions like this."

Oh, CHECK IT:  More from the Right leaning World Net Daily.... read it and see how the right makes their enemies look bad to their loyal readers!

  Maybe all this poll-data unhappiness with the Democrats isn't anything THEY are doing, but what the Republicans are SAYING they're doing!

Oct 17, 2010

A World of Free Music on the Air, Online, and On Cable!

Can't imagine how radio stations make money today selling commercials when we have so many choices... other than when we're driving and not listening to XM Satellite or our own recorded stuff.

  • But if you're listening at HOME, no reason to listen to commercials, fer sure, from automated local radio.
  • Did you know These Channels are on TIME WARNER CABLE (Much like Sirius/XM Satellite) available on your TV set..... on the following channels in KC:

  Time Warner Cable   

KC Cable Channels Music

501  Hit List
502  Hip Hop & R&B
503  MC MixTape
504  Dance.Electronica
505  Rap (Uncensored)
506  Hip-Hop Classics
507  Throwback Jamz
508  R& B Classics
509  R&B Soul
510  Gospel

511  Reggae
512  Classic Rock
513  Retro Rock
514  Rock
515  Metal
516  Alternative
517  Classic Alternative
518  Adult Alternative
519  Soft Rock
520  Pop Hits

521  '90s
522  '80s
523  '70s
524  Solid Gold Oldies
525  Party Favorites
526  Stage & Screen
527  Kidz Only!
528  Toddler Tunes
529  Today's Country
530  True Country

531  Classic Country
532  The Spirit
533  Sounds of the Seasons
534  Soundscapes
535  Smooth Jazz
536  Jazz
537  Blues
538  Singers & Swing
539  Easy Listening
540  Classical Masterpieces

541  Light Classical
542  Musica Urbana
543  Pop Latino
544  Tropicales
545  Mexicana

Have you heard my latest release of midwestern birdcalls?  It's getting airplay on KBRD!

    Live long... and come to certain Truths

    1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

    2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

    3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

    4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

    5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

    6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

    7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

    8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

    9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

    10. Bad decisions make good stories.

    11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

    12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

    13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

    14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

    15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

    16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night, more kisses begin with a glass of wine than Kay.

    17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

    18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

    19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

    20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

    21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

    22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

    23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey
    - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

    24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies.....Quit Laughing.)