In another clear example of why we need to not only do away with the Electoral College but get away from the 2 party system as well President “I’ll have a lot more leeway my second term” Obama the Arrogant has managed to once again con enough people into drinking his Kool-Aid of Free Ride Entitlement to get himself re-elected to <sobbing> four more disastrous years.
In my opinion Romney’s call to Obama conceding the election was also the death knell for our Republic. <More sobbing> I’m sorry <sob> I can’t talk right now. Please accept these previously prepared remarks in place of my usually timely opening commentary while I attempt to compose myself. Can someone please get me a cup of tea with hemlock?
SO.. I got all my Halloween Decorations out and in place on my front porch had the inside the door area set up too. Spent a fortune on batteries for the motion activated Jack-o’-Lanterns and the other electronic spooky things uploaded Halloween music to my iPod connected to hidden Bluetooth speakers. Took me most of last weekend to get it set up and I had to watch like a hawk to be sure none of it got stolen. Then there was the $20 worth of candy.
How many Trick or Treaters did I get I get? Three. A pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses who wanted to discuss Jesus and how my celebration a pagan holiday was an offense in his eyes and a cop looking for the Jehovah’s Witnesses apparently in response to several complaints of their annoying trick or treaters and messing with decorations.
Next year its motion sensing sprinkler heads like the ones they use to keep animals away from gardens and shrubs hidden in the hedges and I’m handing out Jalapeño Pepper candies if anyone actually makes it to the door!
If you’ll excuse me I have to take everything down now, wrap it and put it up for sale on Craig’s List
Dat’s right boys and girls- duh muzzle is off and I’m BAAACK!
–==++ The Mayan Calendar Speaks ++==–
Mayan Calendar safety tip: On 12/21/12, don’t stand near
Keith Richards. Dude’s gonna light up like a Roman candle.
Cold-footed men: Just make sure that wedding date is after
12/21/12 and Mayan Calendar won’t let you down.
Mayan Calendar hopes the next U.S. president thoroughly
enjoys his -31 days in office.
Ode To a Ford:
Spot Title: “The Ford Focus Orchestra”
A man walks into a store that sells bees and the honey they
make. “The Bee Store,” it is called.
He approaches the clerk behind the counter. “I’d like ten bees, please,” he says.
“The standard honey bees?” the clerk asks.
“Yes, please,” the man replies.
The clerk retrieves a large jar, puts the bees inside and brings it to the man.
He looks at the bees in the jar. “You made a mistake,” he says.
“There are 11 bees in here.”
“I know,” the clerk replies. “The extra one is a free bee.”
You knew it had to happen, right?
Bartenders are starting to make a drink called the “Hurricane Sandy”…
Essentially, it’s a just a watered-down Manhattan.
Clear Example of Why Big Brother Government and Excessive Regulations are NOT a Good Thing
The Good news:
It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.
The Bad news:
Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
The Good news:
A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Governmental Regulations.
The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective. Well okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest. As always the Government knows what is best for us. (if you truly believe that, I can sell you that specific bridge in the photo in kit form)
REMEMBER, RULES ARE RULES!
Don’t ever let common sense get in the way of a Government Regulation!
Just think, now they will decide your health care because (according to Big Brother ) the Government always knows what is best for us. ! !
Election’s over, now you’re moving to Canada, eh?
Americans love to say they’re moving to Canada – at least around election time.
Just a quick check on Twitter brings up a myriad of responses.
“If Romney wins, I guess I will be moving to Canada. However, I have FAITH that Obama WILL PREVAIL!!” Robyn Paige posted Wednesday.
And not just on one side of things.
“My mom is really considering moving to Canada if Obama gets re-elected so @MittRomney better win,” Hannah Spence tweeted Wednesday.
If you’re one of the hardy few who think the fruits of democracy stink like a durian, it may be time to consider what steps you’ll have to take before you make your move to the Great White North.
People are granted permanent residency in Canada by qualifying in one of the following categories, according to the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, www.cic.gc.ca:
- If you have a work skill that’s in short supply in Canada.
- If you have recently worked or studied there as a non-resident.
- If you have some serious cash you want to invest in creating a business.
- If someone with political connections lobbies to have you nominated to settle and work there.
- If you are joining a family member who is already a permanent resident.
- If you’re a live-in caregiver, such as a nanny or nurse.
- And, of course, if you are a refugee.
The CIC website defines refugees as “people who are outside their home country or the country where they normally live, and who are unwilling to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race; religion; political opinion; nationality; or membership in a particular social group, such as women or people of a particular sexual orientation.”
Persecution includes: a danger of torture; a risk to their life; or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
If you decide to apply for permanent residency in Canada as a refugee based on your fears that your political opinion might make you the subject of any of the above, your case will be reviewed by an independent board, which will weigh your case and then make a recommendation.
If the likelihood of your being counted as a refugee sounds a little far-fetched, you may want to try one of the other routes.
Paul Northcutt of CIC recommends that people go to the agency’s website and use a tool there that helps people figure out if they’re eligible for permanent residency and under what category. Below is a small sampling of the questions:
- Do you have a written job offer from an employer in Canada?
- Where do you plan to live in Canada?
- What is your estimated net worth (in Canadian dollars)?
- Do you plan to own or operate a farm in Canada?
- Do you plan to be self-employed in sports or cultural activities?
But do people actually make the move to Canada just because their candidate lost a presidential election?
There’s no way to be 100 percent sure, Northcott said.
“People decide they want to immigrate to Canada for many reasons,” he said.
Matthew Locatelli of upstate New York can certainly attest to that.
“If the Bengals beat the Broncos this weekend, I’m moving to Canada,” he tweeted Wednesday.
For disaffected voters or sports fans looking for an easier way out of the country — or for those who just don’t care for poutine and extra-long football fields — here are some other options:
Money: If you have enough of it, you can move almost anywhere. Some nations have Economic Citizenship Programs that will let you in if you invest a large amount of money or start a business, or if you make a large cash payment, sometimes as low as $100,000.
Talent: If you’ve got a skill set a nation badly needs, officials will make it easier for you to get in. The U.S. equivalent of this, the H-1B visa, brings many skilled workers here.
Family ties: If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, Poland or Italy, you easily can gain citizenship by providing some documentation. Israel, India, Ukraine, Slovakia and other nations outside Western Europe offer similar routes to naturalization. (Sorry Impish I already told you I can’t get you into Ireland under the guise of being my pet…I couldn’t afford the kenneling fees for your year in quarantine the way you chow down!)
Patience: If you can speak Spanish and have some patience, Uruguay may be a good option. They grant temporary residency with few questions asked, and grant citizenship after just a handful of years. Don’t know Spanish? How’s your Flemish? Belgium may also work.
I’m not going to surrender and have to kiss the ground in front of Obama, or be taunted by the liberals. Even though a Kenyan born Muslim Communist really did win the Presidential election again, and I’m fighting a man not of woman born, I’ll fight to the bloody end. I’ll put up my shield and battle for all of you till my dying breath. I will gladly serve as the lone candle holding back and cursing the impinging darkness. Come on, let’s go at it, Obama, Biden, Michelle, Hillary, Pelosi, all the rest of you damned liberals hell bent on plundering my pockets and ruining our once great Nation- LET’S GET IT ON! and damn the first man who cries, ‘Stop! Enough!’
On the bright side: I can get 4 more years out of my Presidential Enemies List Official Member coffee mug from the Dragon Laughs store (get yours here). If you’d prefer yours sans reference to Impish & I (GASP!) drop us a note and a sanitized version can be arranged. I guess I won’t have to clean out my Obama Editorial Graphics folder for quite a while yet either!
On an off topic note: it’s about time America took note of the way these other countries are dealing with the foreign invasion of their lands and adopted similar stances & policies and programs before the is no more America! True Americans are damned near a minority in their own country already!
Do you believe Americans have benefited from promoting free trade?
7% Yes and we should push for more
33% No and we should roll it back
0% I don’t know
Actually more truth than humor here…
News just in…
A US Navy Destroyer stops four Muslims in a row boat, rowing towards New York . ” The captain gets on the loud haler and shouts, “Ahoy, small craft, where are you heading?”
One of the Muslims stands up and shouts, “We are invading the United States !”
The crew of the Destroyer all start laughing and when the captain finally stops, he gets back on the loud haler and says,
“Just the four of you?”
The Muslim stands up again and shouts, “No, we’re the last four. The rest are already there!”
Have you ever seen salmon crossing the road?
UNION, Wash. — A flooding river covered a road in Washington, allowing some migrating salmon to swim across the pavement.
Video from KOMO-TV shows one salmon didn’t make it Wednesday when it was caught by a dog that walked away with its catch near Union, about 40 miles southwest of Seattle.
The salmon-crossing-the-road scene is replayed nearly every year on the Skokomish (skoh-KOH’-mish) River. It frequently floods after heavy rain in the Olympic Mountains.
2 PICTURES WORTH A BILLION WORDS!
VERY GOOD QUESTIONS!!
Share this only if you ask the same questions.
Five things that probably won’t change no matter who’s president
There’s a superlative frenzy that comes with each presidential campaign season: These are the most toxic ads, this is the nastiest rhetoric, there’s more at stake this year than ever before.
A lot of it’s overstated.
It’s in campaigns’ interests to make voters believe that everything will fall apart if the other guy wins. There’s no doubt that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney disagree on many major issues. But it’s also true that there are some important scenarios that will probably play out the same way — for better and worse — no matter who’s in the Oval Office for the next four years.
Here are five big ones:
Drone warfare will continue
No matter who wins on Nov. 6, the U.S. military is likely to continue drone attacks. Romney said in the third presidential debate that he supports drone strikes “entirely.” Romney said he believes Obama “was right to use that technology,” and that the United States “should continue to use it.” But because the White House has been so secretive about its use of drones, it’s tough to discern how Romney and Obama might differ on the issue.
U.S. troops will likely leave Afghanistan in 2014
Both candidates are on record saying they’re committed to getting U.S. combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. In addition to confirming the target date in various campaign events and during the debates, it’s right there on their respective websites.
From the Obama camp: “President Obama is drawing down our troops in Afghanistan as we transition security responsibility to the Afghan people, and is on track to responsibly end the war there in 2014.”
From Romney’s campaign: “Withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan under a Romney administration will be based on conditions on the ground as assessed by our military commanders with the goal of completing the transition of combat operations to the Afghan Army by the end of 2014.”
Still, Romney has sent some mixed messages. The military news organization Stars and Stripes published a questionnaire response from the Romney campaign that said “Romney believes it was an enormous mistake to communicate a withdrawal to our enemies as it makes our transition mission more difficult.”
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell isn’t coming back
Romney was against removing the policy that forced gay and lesbian service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation. But it’s unlikely he’ll try to reinstate Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which ended in September 2011.
But it’s important to note that Obama and Romney hold starkly different views when it comes to issues of same-sex equality. Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in May; Romney is against it. Obama’s administration said in early 2011 it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act; Romney supports the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. (It’s unlikely a second-term Obama administration would push for federal same-sex marriage recognition, however. Obama told MTV last Friday that to “legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go.”)
Gun control bills likely aren’t going anywhere
Over the summer, it seemed plausible that a deadly Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre might make gun control a central campaign issue. Not so. The candidates have barely touched on the topic. One New York Times columnist called it “the least popular subject” of the 2012 campaign. The only time gun control came up in the three presidential debates was in a citizen’s question during the town hall debate. Obama hinted at reinstating an assault weapons ban. Romney said he doesn’t support any new gun laws. (Read the transcript.)
Washington will likely stay divided
Obama and Romney both talk a big game about bipartisanship. But it’s unlikely we’ll see Washington start playing nice any time soon. Part of the problem is that the president needs cooperation from Congress to get anything done. But Congress can barely find ways to cooperate within its own branch. Congress might be more productive if a single party gains control of both the House and Senate, but that looks unlikely this year, with the House likely to stay Republican and the Senate Democratic. But even under single-party control, Congress is still likely to see fighting between the two parties. Some things never change.
In other words folks by and large despite the election out come were looking at an S.S.D.D.- P.H.D. type of future situation here.
Same Shit Different Day- Politically Higher & Deeper