Good morning campers! Today is 8 December 2012. Lets do some math…
There are only 16 shopping days left until Christmas.
There are only 13 days left until the end of the Mayan Calendar and thus, the end of the world. As you can see to the left, my artist rendition of the end of the world by being eaten by a(n) (Impish) Dragon. It does resemble a big blueberry doughnut hole or a round cake. Santa, from what I understand, is quite happy that the calendar runs out a couple of days before Christmas. You can verify the truth of what’s going to happen by how often Santa has been sighted getting ready for the big day. From everything we’ve seen here at DL&LL Electronic Media Enterprises, LLC, Santa has been behaving very strangely. I can’t really go into it much here, but let’s just say that he is behaving quite alien to his normal actions.
I have a bit of late breaking stuff: I just received a package in the mail today, from my dad, the world famous wood carver. I say world famous because he has one at least one WORLD wood carving championship!!! I’ll show you pictures of that later on, but for now, this is what he sent me and my beautiful wife, (whose online moniker is mae-rabbit) (that will make sense in a moment).
yes, indeed. That is our little blue Impish Dragon, complete with beer can and cigarette (although I now smoke a cigar). And for my Mae-Rabbit’s side, Bugs Bunny with boobs. You can’t see the boobs so well in this picture, but here’s some more…
A nice little close-up on me…
And one with a slightly better shot of the boobs…lolAnd I’d like to publicly thank my dad for this wonderful gift. Dad, you made me cry this morning. Thank you, sir. I love you with all my heart.
Now, I think it’s time to get our laff on. Heaven knows that there ain’t much time to NOT laff.
This one is called “Redneck Sky-Diving”
I can’t help but think how much fun it looks like. But folks, please don’t try this at home.
Boy did they get this one wrong…
Liberal Compares Obama’s Push for Tax Hikes to Lincoln Wanting to End Slavery
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In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln stated that every person has the natural right “to eat the bread which he has earned by the sweat of his brow.”
While this phrase was not unique to Lincoln, nevertheless, he was right.
Income is the result of people working or investing. Taxation takes some of that hard-earned money.
Some taxes are necessary and equitable; most are not. For example, the gasoline tax is equitable and does not violate the 13th Amendment since the money (supposedly) goes to build roads and bridges that we travel on. If we don’t drive, we don’t pay the tax that’s levied on every gallon of gasoline sold. Of course, the tax is paid by people who don’t drive but in an indirect way. Goods and services that travel over roads have the cost of fuel built into the price of those goods or services (e.g., repairmen, UPS and FedEx deliveries, etc.). No involuntary servitude is in view.
But in terms of taxation as a form of wealth redistribution, taxation is a form slavery. Money is taken from people who work and then given to people who don’t work. More than 6000,000 Americans died to end that form of wealth distribution, so it’s rather remarkable that Mr. Dioone would make such an outrageous comparison.
Slavery comes in a number of forms. Our most immediate familiarity with slavery is chattel slavery which was visible. But there are other forms of slavery that are more subtle, as Steven Yates and Ray E. Bornert II point out in their article “Is the Income Tax a Form of Slavery?”:
And here’s another golf joke for Dad…
Harry teed up, addressed his golf ball, and took a magnificent swing, but something went wrong and he hit a wicked slice. The ball left the fairway he was playing, and it went onto the adjoining one where it hit a man full in the face.
He dropped like a rock!
Rushing over to the man, Harry and his partner found him unconscious and with the ball lying between his feet.
“Oh no!” exclaimed Harry. “What should we do?”
“I’m not sure,” said his partner. “But don’t move him! If we just leave him here, he’s an immovable obstruction and you can either play the ball from where it lies or drop it two club lengths away without penalty.”
The professor was making a point about the pervasiveness of marketing. He asked his students, “Which company has the slogan, ‘come fly the friendly skies’?”
“Correct. Can you tell me which company has the slogan, “Don’t leave home without it?”
“Right. Now tell me who uses the slogan, ‘Just do it’?”
A new report suggests that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising benefits.
Being five to ten pounds overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from tuberculosis to Alzheimer’s disease, research indicates. Those carrying 15 to 25 extra pounds are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report.
Thirty to forty pounds of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancer. And an extra fifty pounds on the scale may improve eyesight, reverse baldness, cure the common cold, and reduce global warming.
In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter, and friendlier.
The study was funded by a research grant from McDonald’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Domino’s Pizza, Star- bucks, Haagen Dazs, Sara Lee, and Krispy Kreme.
The hit-and-run victim was just getting to his feet when a policeman ran up to help.
“My mother-in-law just tried to run me over!” the shaken man
“The car hit you from behind,” the officer said. “How could you tell it was your mother-in-law?”
Taken from wikipedia…
The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship,[nb 4] and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.
The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day (December 8), the United States declared war on Japan. Domestic support for non-interventionism, which had been strong, disappeared. Clandestine support of Britain (for example the Neutrality Patrol) was replaced by active alliance. Subsequent operations by the U.S. prompted Germany and Italy to declare war on the U.S. on December 11, which was reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.
There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy”.
Photograph from a Japanese plane of Battleship Row at the beginning of the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike on the USS Oklahoma. Two attacking Japanese planes can be seen: one over the USS Neosho and one over the Naval Yard.