Dec 30, 2010

Risque Riddles

Q. What is the difference between a drug dealer and a hooker?
A. A hooker can wash her crack and sell it again.

Q. What's a mixed feeling?
A. When you see your mother-in-law backing off a cliff in your new car.

Q. What's the height of conceit?
A. Having an orgasm and calling out your own name.

Q. What's the definition of macho?
A. Jogging home from your vasectomy.

Q. What's the difference between a G-spot and a golf ball?
A. A guy will actually search for a golf ball

Q. Do you know how New Zealanders practice safe sex?
A. They spray paint X's on the back of the sheep that kick!

Q.Why is divorce so expensive?
A. Because it's worth it!

Q. What is a Yankee?
A. The same as a quickie, but a guy can do it alone.

Q. What do Tupperware and a walrus have in common?
A. They both like a tight seal.

Q. What do a Christmas tree and priest have in common?
A. Their balls are just for decoration.

Q.What is the difference between "ooooooh"and " aaaaaaah"?
A. About three inches.

Q: What's the difference between purple and pink?
A. The grip.

Q. How do you find a blind man in a nudist colony?
A. It's not hard.

Q: How do you circumcise a hillbilly?
A: Kick his sister in the jaw.

Q: What's the difference between a girlfriend and a wife?
A: 45 lbs.

Q: What's the difference between a boyfriend and a husband?
A: 45 minutes.

Q: Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact?
A: Breasts don't have eyes.

Q: If the dove is the bird of peace, what is the bird of true love?
A. The swallow.

Q: What is the difference between medium and rare?
A: Six inches is medium, eight inches is rare.

Q. Why do women rub their eyes when they get up in the morning?
A. They don't have balls to scratch!

OH, don't groan.  You know you're going to copy or link this to somebody.

Dec 26, 2010

Why TKC's been missing all weekend.

A small bird said he'd heard from another AWESOME TIPSTER BIRD that Tony spent all weekend in federal custody after being caught going through Chicago's Airport Security patdown 27 times.

Dec 25, 2010


Dump the male flight attendants. No one wanted them in the first place.

Replace all the female flight attendants with good-looking strippers! What the hell!! They don't even serve food anymore, so what's the loss?

The strippers would at least triple the alcohol sales and get a 'party atmosphere' going in the cabin. And, of course, every  businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked women.

Because of the tips, female flight attendants wouldn't need a salary, thus saving even more money.

Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women. Hijackings would come to a screeching halt, and the airline industry would see record revenues. 

This is definitely a win- win situation if we handle it right -- a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset.

Why didn't Bush or Obama think of this? Why do I still have to do everything myself?


Bill Clinton

 Me, I never fly the airlines.  Who wants their feathers fondled by some birdvert government groper?

Dec 23, 2010

Woodstock: Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Do I have to stay here til Saturday?  These tree needles are stickin right up my butt. 

Dec 22, 2010

Month by Month: The Year In FAUX News DISINFORMATION

As the year comes to a close, Media Matters offers a month-by-month look back at Fox News' most outrageous and factually challenged moments of 2010.

December 21, 2010 10:09 am ET — 353 Comments


Sarah Palin: Winner Of The 2010 Glenn Beck Misinformer Of The Year Award

December 22, 2010 8:30 am ET — 87 Comments
In selecting the 2010 winner of the Glenn Beck Honorary Award for Excellence in Misinformation, Media Matters weighed the vigor and meticulous detail the 2009 recipient, Glenn Beck, brought to the craft.

Beck's dedication to fabricating facts to smear those he disagrees with is so complete, we at Media Matters for America decided to name the award in his honor. Thus, it is only fitting that the recipient of the first Glenn Beck Misinformer of the Year Award would embody the spirit Glenn Beck brings to lying, distorting, and smearing; someone who regularly promotes the very same lies and extreme rhetoric as Glenn Beck; someone who truly stands with Glenn Beck.

Sarah Palin announced early this year that she would join Beck and become a Fox News contributor. Within days, Palin sat for what Beck called an "eyeball to eyeball" interview. For the rest of the year, Beck and Palin would share talking points and cross-promote each other's violent rhetoric, falsehoods, and distortions -- continuing a pattern that first emerged in 2009.

Media Matters is just a great site, catching LIARS in PROGRESS... a must readRead it daily on Rman's NEWS WARS page.

Get Yourself a Big Dog this Christmas!

(Rolling On the Doghouse Roof Laughing My Tail Off!)

Dec 21, 2010

CensusData: Missouri LOSES a House Seat

States losing seats include Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All those states lost one seat apiece, save for New York and Ohio, which lost two each.   Kansas remained the same.

Texas will gain the most seats with four more House members in 2012.   Florida gains two, while Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington each gain one.
Here are the fastest growing states (by percentage):

State Growth from 2000
Nevada 35.1%
Arizona 24.6%
Utah 23.8%
Idaho 21.1%
Texas 20.6%
As expected, based on the most recent population estimates, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho and Texas had the largest percent change in population.

North Carolina comes in as the sixth-fastest growing with 18.5%, pushing Georgia down to seventh. Georgia had been estimated as the fourth-fastest growing between 2000 and 2009. Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina had the largest actual changes from 2000 to 2010. North Carolina is also a bit of a surprise here, edging out Arizona, which had the fifth greatest growth between 2000 and 2009. This might be the starting point of recession-related changes to the population and state-to-state migration and immigration.

These states added the most residents:

State Growth from 2000
Texas 4,293,741
California 3,382,308
Florida 2,818,932
Georgia 1,501,200
North Carolina 1,261,385
Michigan showed the only loss. No states were expected to lose residents but North Dakota, West Virginia, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Michigan had less than 1% growth in the last decade compared to 9% nationwide.

Today's release has its biggest implications for Congress as it will determine the apportionment for the U.S. House of Representatives. But for marketers it confirms trends we have seen in the American Community Survey releases with warmer states in the South and West picking up residents from the North and East. The racial and ethnic breakdowns will start rolling out next year, giving us a detailed picture of the U.S. population by that tally.

Some other quick takeaways: New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maryland are the most dense states. All originally were colonies.

This is the first time that the Western region is more populous than the Midwest.  In 1910 the West region was 7.7% of population. Now it's 22.5%
The Northeast grew by 3.2%. The Midwest grew by 3.9%. The South grew by 14.3%. The West grew by 13.8.

The slowest growth occurred in New York (2.1%) Ohio (1.6%) Louisiana (1.4%) and Rhode Island (0.4%). Michigan, which grew 32% between 1920 and 1930, was the only state to lose population from 2000, dropping 0.6% of its population to 9.9 million.

To see more insights about Census 2010, download the Ad Age White Paper by Peter Francese.

This year, migratory birds were only counted in their SUMMER states

A word or two about Restaurant TIPPING during a Recession

Yeah, times are tough.  I doubt many unemployed people eat out much.  So this is to those who still have jobs but are too lazy to cook, or just flat out don't know how.  Who eat out a LOT!

First.  Note to black people.  You have a very shitty reputation as bad tippers!    Waiters say too often the worst tippers are the very ones who have misbehaving kids and endless special orders and requests...  After all that, some actually  TIP A DOLLAR like it's 1954!

Lets face it.  If we're going out to ACT like we have money while eating out, let's ACT like we have money when it's time to leave the TIP!!
Because servers make WAY BELOW minimum wage by law, we should just consider tipping as part of the cost of eating out, even though it's just not on the menu.  NEVER TIP LESS than TEN PERCENT.   If you can't do that, you can't afford to eat OUT.  So, eat at home!

My TIPPING views (taught to me by my kid who worked summers at an Applebee's --a place where fast & attentive is mandatory.  And where they withheld 10 percent tax on servers' total shift sales, --whether they get the 10 percent tip from each table or not!)

  • I tip 20 percent for good service on a check under $40.  If you're making a good living, 20 percent should be your number.  20 pct.

  • I tip the minimum allowable 10 percent on a check over $40  (because I'm retired now and income's not so good..   I tipped at least 15 pct when I was working!  That's the going rate.  15 pct.
  •  But I tip flat $3-5 for any check under $20 because breakfast/small orders/cheap restaurants take as much from the server as a bigger, more expensive meal.  Again, be generous to your server who took care of you in good faith!  No matter how cheap or small was your order today!!  Tip less only if you're unemployed, but NEVER less than ten percent!
Do you hog (camp out at) a server's table?

My view is that smokers/coffee drinkers should tip twice as much because they don't ever seem to leave, costing the server time in coffee refills, and lost revenue  because the table you're hogging isn't generating another meal...and another tip.   So THINK of the server who makes a living off of that table each day!  If your'e having a long business meeting there, RENT the table from her with a triple tip.  Twenty?

There should be a rule that no one be allowed to after-dinner smoke during the dinner hour when the lobby's full of people there standing with whiny kids to actually PAY to EAT!  Aside from your selfishness to sit on your ass while people wait to eat, consider the server.  Pay him/her extra if you don't leave after you've eaten.  Or be courteous to other customers.  Eat and Run even if you don't have fidgety kids in tow.

Crappy service.   This is a difficult issue. 

As you're about to write out the Visa/Mastercard form, consider what your are to be paying for.

 Did the waiter/waitress disappear because of laziness or was he/she overworked with too many tables, rush hour, or very large orders at tables near you?   Did he/she bring you extra sauces or have the kitchen recook something?  More bread?  Many coffee refills?  More tip!  If the manager gave you a comp meal because it wasn't right, pay the waiter/waitress anyway for doing THEIR job!  (And hope the manager didn't make the server pay for it after you left!)

Tip NORMALLY if you see the waiter was overworked and it was just one wild night, from his/her viewpoint as you were dining.  Not his/her fault somebody didn't show up for work!  You can tell.  Tip less ONLY to make a statement about his/her bad work ethic!

Deciding on the tip

My view is that when you're deciding on a tip, have a personal policy in mind.  Be consistent.   (Your 10-15-20 pct minimum and what constitutes special service to tip better.)   

Never tip less than TEN PERCENT unless the server was a complete butt, which is not likely.  (Tip extra for substitutions, extras, and complimentaries which take more server time!!  And if you get something FREE from your server, pay for it in the tip! ALWAYS!  Every time!  Add a couple bucks!

The SIMPLE MATH of tipping!

  • To tip 10 percent of a bill, just move the decimal over.  A $20.00 bill .. tip $2.00 dollars.  (eww!   Be generous on a small restaurant bill!)  Yet, maybe NO TIP on an airport drink when the bar-keep doesn't even LOOK at you!! 
  • To tip 20 percent on such a small bill, take the dollars, round UP.  Take your 10 percent computation and DOUBLE IT.  $4 dollars minimum on a real meal when the waitress makes eye contact and tries to pleasure you!   
  • Tip 15 percent on a good meal.  Look at the bill.  Compute the ten percent by moving the decimal over.  A $50 restaurant bill would be $5.    To tip 15 percent, just add another half.  That'd be $2.50 more, to make the $5 up to $7.50  or 8 bucks.  This is the regular tip. 15 pct.  Move the decimal over and add HALF AGAIN.  Not so hard, huh?   
  •  A $38 bill,  ten pct is $3.80.  Round Up to $4.00.   Pay THAT for minimum ten percent!  Four bucks.   Or a fiver.   Double the Tip for great service---20 percent, or $8 bucks.

    TIPPING RIGHT IS not that hard but it's important!  Decide before the waiter sucks up to you as he hands you your bill.  Decide right then.  Pay the REGULAR RATE, or pay BETTER FOR A GREAT TIME!!  Pay him/her what they provided!

    To all the waiters, you're welcome!  And thanks for doing your best!

    Dec 20, 2010

    Simple: Internet FREEDOM! Read more if you care.

    Lets not allow the Government totalitarians to stop the net,  muzzling POLITICAL speech when some of us only want some sexual protections for our preteens.

    Put another way, let's not throw way our POLITICAL FREEDOMS to SPEAK OUR MINDS... because we're scared for our safety!  Think again!   PAY ATTENTION,EVERYONE!!  They're gettin a bit crazy out there just now!  Let's do the right thing!

    NOTE TO KCMO Council/Mayor Candidates. Go on TKC and SPEAK FOR YOURSELVES! Else FORGET IT!

    This crap I've seen on TKC about various handlers badmouthing one KCMO/JACO candidate, supporting another.  Just TRASH!  They should go find something else to do.

    Ya CANDIDATES want to get elected?  You need to talk to the media and the movers and shakers on TKC or any media or neighborhood group.  Set up a GMAIL account, and write your OWN responses.  Accept citizen comments and respond to them if you actually want to respresent them!

    If you don't write in THIS VERY BLOG, (yup TKC) then why should ANYONE vote for you-- if you're too good to talk to the folks and say what you really believe?  

    End the pretentiousness.  Either come in and play or take your marbles and go home!

    Dec 19, 2010

    Apply Don't Ask, Don't Tell to Marijuana Possession!

    These reader comments on Tee's thread are just too good to bury.  I'm for getting the feds out of this debate.  None of their business.

    Byron said... Before Alcoholics Anonymous & before the War on Drugs, marijuana was used to treat alcoholism, as well as anxiety & depression. Psychotherapy is real, its Pharmacology that's the racket, pretending that damaged people just have a chemical imbalance. What most people seeking help from the mental health community really need is a competent social worker.
    12/18/10 9:37 AM

    end the tyranny said...Before the end of our lifetime studies will show that cannabis can indeed cure cancer. Big pharma will fight to the death to keep us from growing our own medicine.
    12/18/10 9:38 AM
    chuck said...TONY'S PSYCHIATRIST: "Tony, you are going crazy." TONY: I think I'd like a second opinion." TONY'S PSYCHIATRIST: "Ok, your ugly too."
    12/18/10 9:46 AM
    AnonymousAnonymous said...Wasting away in front of a TV set watching Survivor smoking what is probably fake or imitation drugs lol oh man this country's lost it.
    12/18/10 10:04 AM
    AnonymousAnonymous said.."I'd have no hesitation of giving a youngster with ADHD a trial of oral marijuana," said Lester Grinspoon, emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of "Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine." "For some kids, it appears to be more effective than traditional treatments. And marijuana certainly has fewer potential dangers than Ritalin." According to the National Institute of Mental Health, children with ADHD show a variety of hyperactive symptoms, including difficulty concentrating or following directions, being easily distracted and increased hyperactivity or fidgeting. Roughly 4.5 million American children have been diagnosed with ADHD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, but scientists are unsure what causes the condition. "My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6," a Grass Valley, Calif., woman who wished to remain anonymous told Sphere. "He was hyperactive and had trouble in school, but we didn't want to put him on Ritalin. Too many side effects. When he got to high school, I suddenly noticed that he'd calmed and could concentrate. I couldn't figure it out. Then he told me that he'd started smoking pot." Now 28, her son still smokes pot, the woman says, and has very little problem with his ADHD.
    12/18/10 12:56 PM
    Soo too bad California didn't pass it.  Maybe the legal industry needs it to keep us birds lined up like ducks.  Should have been legalized for SOOO many reasons.

    Dec 18, 2010

    Don't ask Don't Tell is Repealed. But Dream Act Dead this Year

    DONT ASK DON'T TELL.  The Senate voted Saturday afternoon to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military, marking a major victory for gay rights and an end to the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
    The bill now heads to President Barack Obama, who plans to sign it into law, overturning what repeal advocates believed was a discriminatory policy that unfairly ended the careers of thousands of gay members of the military over the years.

    DREAM ACT.  The Senate on Saturday blocked a bill that would have created a path to citizenship for certain young illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, completed two years of college or military service and met other requirements, including passing a criminal background check.

    The vote by 55-41 in favor of the bill, which is known as the Dream Act, effectively kills it for this year, and its fate is uncertain.

    Patrick J. BuchananIs This Our America Anymore?

    Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants."
    The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration.
    In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.

    From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.
    According to the Center for Immigration Studies, from Jan. 1, 2000, to Jan. 1, 2010, 13.1 million immigrants, legal and illegal, entered the United States, a decade in which America lost 1 million jobs.
    From 2008 and 2009, the figures are startling. In 24 months, 2.4 million immigrants, legal and illegal, arrived, as U.S. citizens were losing 8.6 million jobs.
    Query: Why are we importing a million-plus workers a year when 17 million Americans can't find work? Whose country is this?
    Why do we not declare a moratorium on all immigration, until our unemployment rate falls to 6 or 5 percent? Charity begins at home. Ought we not take care of our own jobless first before we invite in strangers to take their jobs?
    According to the Pew Hispanic Center, each year between 300,000 and 400,000 "anchor babies" are born to illegal aliens. These newborns are entitled to citizenship, free health care and education, welfare and food stamps
    Their parents -- almost all are poor or working class -- rarely pay any state or federal income tax.
    How long can we keep granting citizenship and full social welfare benefits to the children of people who break our laws and break into our country or overstay their visas? How long can we keep bringing in workers to take jobs when our unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent?
    Again, according to the Pew Center, the number of anchor babies here now is about 4 million. Add to that 3 million to 4 million born each decade, and it will not be long before Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Texas resemble California, which is on the brink of default.
    If no action is taken, the Republican Party will soon be unable, even in wave elections, to win the presidency, as it won nothing and indeed lost state legislative seats in California in 2010.
    The border will disappear, and America will be a geographical expression, not a country anymore.
    Legal scholar William Quirk describes a new phenomenon in the invasion of America: "maternity tourism." Pregnant Asian women pay $15,000 to agents to ensure they are in the United States when their child is born so that they can return home secure in the knowledge he or she will be a U.S. citizen with the right to a U.S.-taxpayer subsidized education in college.
    Though the nation has awakened to the threat to social cohesion and national solvency, Harry Reid is still attempting to ram through a lame-duck Senate an amnesty for illegal aliens up to age 30 who claim they were brought here before they were 16, have a high school diploma or GED and state that they intend to go to college within six years.
    An estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens would be amnestied, put on a path to citizenship, and be eligible for student loans and more.
    According to Alabama's Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee:
    "Aliens granted amnesty by the DREAM Act will have the legal right to petition for entry of their family members, including their adult brothers and sisters and the parents who illegally brought or sent them to the United States, once they become naturalized U.S. citizens. In less than a decade, this reality could easily double or triple the 2.1 million green cards that will be immediately distributed as a result of the DREAM Act."
    Lawbreaking would be rewarded. Chain migration would continue. A permanent powerful magnet would be provided to all foreigners to sneak into the United States and be sure to bring the kids.
    As Rep. Dana Rohrabacher argues, one effect of the DREAM Act will be to move illegals applying to college ahead of many Americans, as 80 percent of illegals are Hispanics and eligible for affirmative action.
    U.S. soldiers coming home from Afghanistan will "sit in back," as Obama puts it, when competing against amnestied illegals.
    Several days ago, UCLA's Kent Wong addressed a pro-amnesty rally in Los Angeles' MacArthur Park. Wong turned the race card face up.
    When Reid's bill passes, said Wong, "the young people of the DREAM Act movement will go on to accomplish and do great things. ... You will go on to become lawyers, teachers, doctors and members of the U.S. Congress to replace those old white men ... ."
    If the DREAM Act passes, Wong is right about whose time has come and gone. May the tea party take names at the call of the roll.

    Mr. Buchanan is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, "The Death of the West,", "The Great Betrayal," "A Republic, Not an Empire" and "Where the Right Went Wrong."

    Lots of interesting comments on this too over on Human Events.

    Note to Dee: Study shows Fox News makes you Stupid

    From of America's great sources: A new survey of American voters shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources.
    Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence. World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.

    So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false. This study corroborates a previous PIPA study that focused on the Iraq war with similar results. And there was an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that demonstrated the break with reality on the part of Fox viewers with regard to health care. The body of evidence that Fox News is nothing but a propaganda machine dedicated to lies is growing by the day.

    In eight of the nine questions below, Fox News placed first in the percentage of those who were misinformed (they placed second in the question on TARP). That’s a pretty high batting average for journalistic fraud. Here is a list of what Fox News viewers believe that just aint so:
    • 91 percent believe the stimulus legislation lost jobs
    • 72 percent believe the health reform law will increase the deficit
    • 72 percent believe the economy is getting worse
    • 60 percent believe climate change is not occurring
    • 49 percent believe income taxes have gone up
    • 63 percent believe the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts
    • 56 percent believe Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout
    • 38 percent believe that most Republicans opposed TARP
    • 63 percent believe Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear)
    The conclusion is inescapable. Fox News is deliberately misinforming its viewers and it is doing so for a reason. Every issue above is one in which the Republican Party had a vested interest. The GOP benefited from the ignorance that Fox News helped to proliferate. The results were apparent in the election last month as voters based their decisions on demonstrably false information fed to them by Fox News.

    By the way, the rest of the media was not blameless. CNN and the broadcast network news operations fared only slightly better in many cases. Even MSNBC, which had the best record of accurately informing viewers, has a ways to go before it can brag about it.

    The conclusions in this study need to be disseminated as broadly as possible. Fox’s competitors need to report these results and produce ad campaigns featuring them. Newspapers and magazines need to publish the study across the country. This is big news and it is critical that the nation be advised that a major news enterprise is poisoning their minds.

    This is not an isolated review of Fox’s performance. It has been corroborated time and time again. The fact that Fox News is so blatantly dishonest, and the effects of that dishonesty have become ingrained in an electorate that has been been purposefully deceived, needs to be made known to every American. Our democracy cannot function if voters are making choices based on lies. We have the evidence that Fox is tilting the scales and we must now make certain its corporate owners do not get away with it.

    Stupid IS as stupid DOES.  Anybody who knew Steve Doocy back when he was a Ks weatherman knows Fox is stupid.

    Dec 17, 2010

    Good news? Daily Beast says the Top Iranian's in deep trouble.

    With a rapidly eroding power base and a close brush with impeachment this week, the Iranian president is in trouble—and the ayatollah may not prop him up much longer.
    Article - Memarian Ahmadinejad
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in trouble. Recently, the Iranian president faced an insurrection among lawmakers, who are seeking his impeachment for various law violations. Pro-democracy politicians, reformists, moderate conservatives and even Ahmadinejad’s former allies are still calling for reform. Key religious leaders have repeatedly shown their dissatisfaction with Ahmadinejad, who has had to travel to the holy city of Quom several times during the past few months to heal the divide. And observers within Iran believe that, due to multilateral sanctions and the government’s economic policies, the president’s powerbase is eroding.
    Ahmadinejad's "domestic political aggression might lead the country into social and political instability—similar to or even worse than what the country went through after the 2009 Presidential elections," Ali-Akbar Mousavi Khoeini, a former Iranian lawmaker told The Daily Beast in an interview Thursday. "The move by the Iranian parliament to question and to [try to] eventually impeach Mahmoud Ahmadinejad indicates a serious divide amongst the conservatives in power."
    Seth Wenig / AP Photo


    More from the Daily Beast. 
    This was on the Daily Beast too, an article on 'literary tattoos!"...if you dont like politics.

    You might have read this and lots more had you browsed Radioman's Best of the Web Site!  Perfect if you're bored and want to see some new sites!  See the Best of the Web Link on the right . . . . . . . .------>>

    Dec 16, 2010

    Oh to HELL with the Congress

    Being a bird, I'm not all that fond of cats, but that IS fairly funny.

    Dec 15, 2010

    When You're Diggin Yourself into a HOLE, the First Thing To Do is Quit Digging.


    New "Intelligence Reports."  Heh heh.  Why don't they get this in Washington?  After the Soviets tried.  And the Brits.  And Alexander the Great.  Set off a stink bomb.  Then put a fence around it and  leave!

    Dec 14, 2010

    Major Diplomat who dies: Holbrook's Last Breath: STOP the War in Afghanistan!

    Richard Holbrooke dies: Veteran U.S. diplomat brokered Dayton peace accords

    DRUDGE SAYS:  As Mr. Holbrooke was sedated for surgery, family members said, his final words were to his Pakistani surgeon: 'You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan'


    Leaders and officials around the world have hailed late U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke as "best and brightest."

    Longtime U.S. diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke, whose relentless prodding and deft maneuvering yielded the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended the war in Bosnia - a success he hoped to repeat as President Obama's chief envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan - died Monday in Washington of complications from surgery to repair a torn aorta. He was 69.

    A foreign policy adviser to four Democratic presidents, Mr. Holbrooke was a towering, one-of-a-kind presence who helped define American national security strategy over 40 years and three wars by connecting Washington politicians with New York elites and influential figures in capitals worldwide. He seemed to live on airplanes and move with equal confidence through Upper East Side cocktail parties, the halls of the White House and the slums of Pakistan.

    Obama praised him as "a true giant of American foreign policy who has made America stronger, safer and more respected. He was a truly unique figure who will be remembered for his tireless diplomacy, love of country, and pursuit of peace."

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement that the United States "has lost one of its fiercest champions and most dedicated public servants."

    The world can't afford any leaders to die who favor peace!  THIS ONE, Holbrook... it's like he pleads to reduce the number of deaths who follow him!  Exhale.  I'm a sad bird.  Let's LISTEN TO HIM now and do it!  Barack?

    Dec 13, 2010

    Giving to make YOU look good or because that's what GOD tells you to do!

    IF a poster in a room suggests... "What have YOU PERSONALLY DONE LATELY before your criticize radio stations or other corporations' giving at Christmas?

    IMHO, the issue isn't what a poster has DONE for those in need.  Giving shouldn't be 'catholic' where men are measured by their donated SERVICE stored up in heaven -- rather instead, their love, spirituality, and lifelong generosity.

    This discussion was about a corporation like KMBZ radio's Coats for Kids program, or some other corporation's donations to "Jerry's Kids" or any other worthy cause.   Aren't they motivated by a local GOODWILL INVESTMENT to endear listeners and customers ("Goodwill" is an accounting term)?  And a sizable CHARITABLE DEDUCTION  (also an accounting term.)    Why yes? Because corporations can't hardly have a soul or even a morality except for profits!  Certainly not one that shills for Republicans and cutting entitlements on everything from school lunches to eldercare as 'unaffordable.'   Nope.  The Limbaugh station's not looking for everlasting life. Just better sales and good profits next quarter!  Doesn't have anything to do with Christian giving, IMHO.

    Now then. About regular folks who give without getting a public atta-boy for their gifts.  Better done in SECRET, not for others to notice and give you goodwill, don't ya think?

    Lots of people anonymously drop a few bucks in the kettle, or quietly give the grocery cashier a check stand 'Harvester's Coupon"  for $5-10, to add to our grocery bill. Or United Way, known only to the boss and the IRS. Or the company Giving Tree to the Poor kids, known only to your department head.

    Or give a useful but older TV, or good clothes, some useful tools and not ask for em back.  Or pick up the holiday food grocery bill each year and host OUR UNLUCKILY INLAWS year after year.  Or be especially generous for kid gifts to those whose inlaws whose parents aren't as career-motivated as most.

    Or spend days periodically cleaning our parents' houses when our sibs are too busy to do their fair share, or picking them up some groceries and NOT cashing their reimbursement checks. 

    Blessed are those who do that very quietly all the time.   And those who vote for candidates who cut everything but war taxes, like entitlements, lifesaving regulation, education, lower cost meds, school lunches?  Blessed them?  Not so much.  They HAVE their blessings already.  In the bank.

    Dec 12, 2010

    2010 Darwin Awards - Amazingly 9 dumbasses not on this blog!

    You've been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2010 Darwin Awards. 
    Eighth Place 

    In Detroit , a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.
    Seventh Place 

    A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran", accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.
    Sixth Place 

    While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8 foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom, when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand.
    People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.
    Fifth Place 

     Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing..
    Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.
    Fourth Place 

    Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.
    Third Place 

    After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol.

    The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired.
    The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47
    expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

    Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. So they lit a quarter
    stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently they failed to notice
    that the window was closed.

    Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more excited, and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge, they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. They secured one end around Bingham's leg and then tied the other to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham's foot was never located.

    Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt ( Paderborn , Germany ) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief. Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded.

    The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him. It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves... 'Shit happens' 

    Dec 11, 2010

    "Clearcutting" (cutting down all the trees in an area) -- unexpected environmental problems

    This isn't all that funny.  Clear-cutting (deforesting for the wood)  also causes birds and other forest animals to be homeless.   And global warming.   More on Deforestation from your people at National Geographic.

    Dec 9, 2010

    TOP KC STORY: Westboro Religious Nuts to PROTEST Elizabeth Edwards Funeral!!

    The Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church famous for its anti-homosexual protests at funerals, said it plans to protest at the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday.

    The church plans to protest for 45 minutes before the funeral starts at 1 p.m., according to the church's website.

    The church did not provide a specific reason for the protest.

    By Thursday afternoon, groups had already formed on social media to counterprotest Westboro's actions. Nearly 400 people had confirmed their attendance to one event, titled Protect Elizabeth Edwards' funeral from Westboro church, by 4 p.m. Thursday.

    The Westboro Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities. The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations.

    Edwards, 61, died Tuesday from cancer -- six years after she was diagnosed the day after the 2004 election when her husband John was a vice presidential candidate.

    For years, Elizabeth Edwards prepared her family for the day she would be gone, talking bluntly about the cancer consuming her body and writing a letter to leave for her children with life advice on topics such as how to pick a church -- or even a spouse.

    The preparation continued in her final days, when she made sure Christmas decorations were up in their Chapel Hill home and became the source of comfort to those closest to her.

    Confirmed by CBS News

    At this writing, the godhatesfags church website was not loading properly because of some deliberate problem or that every news operation in America's trying to confirm the story simulataneously.  The site was quoted by the N.C. TV station.  This story seems to be breaking in's not on KC sites, other than TKC who buried the story in a news summary.