From here -
As the nation’s chief executive, President Obama is accountable for the IRS, State Department and Justice Department. His longtime adviser David Axelrod last week blamed a too-big government for the scandals: “Part of being president is that there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast.”
No conservative or libertarian could ever have made such a concise, elegant, and bulletproof condemnation of Big Government than this. It’s an unintentional flat-out admission that government has grown so large that light can only be shone on some small part of it at a time, not only making it easy for corruption and abuse to occur in its enormous shadow, but practically providing incentives to do so. Who will know? How many abuses slip by for every one that is caught? And even when someone is busted, they get a slap on the wrist and scurry off to some other area in the darkness and start all over.
A tip from Captain Capitalism -
If you don’t know precisely what they do, don’t worry, it is a very specialized service, namely air ambulance. So say you are out on vacation, snow birding down south, or for whatever reason you or a loved one needs to get transported to a specialist in some other hospital in quick order Express Air Medical will fly you out there.
They are based in Florida but serve the entire United States. And don’t wait for an emergency to happen, you might as well put their number in your cell phone now because putzing around looking for it on ole Cappy Cap’s site will take too long.
For all the married couple who are tired of answering the question “How did you two meet?”, Allamagoosa and I came up with some snappy answers. Try these on strangers or friends you want to lose.
“I found her in a box of Cracker Jacks.”
“He came included with the utilities.”
“I won a bet.”
“I lost a bet.”
“My neighbor sucks at poker.”
“I woke up one morning and he was on the couch eating Cheerios and watching TV.”
“She was selling cookies door to door.”
“I found her in the produce section attempting to masquerade as a pineapple.”
“It’s a condition of my parole.”
“My brother needed more test subjects.”
“The art store was out of those little mannequins.”
“I bought him at a convention.”
“We met at the morgue.”
“Consolation prize on The Price Is Right.”
“One of my story characters came to life.”
“An A.I. on the internet matched us up.”
“They mistyped ‘bridle’ in the classified ad.”
“I bought a mystery box on eBay.”
“My self-cloning experiment went horribly awry.”
“I won at the festival’s ring toss.”
“The roofies still haven’t worn off.”
“I’ve got custody since I posted her bail.”
“She was stuck in a tree.”
“I’m a roboticist. How’s he look?”
“I’m gonna need someone to take the rap.”
I’m not sure if I want this t-shirt or not…
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Seems the current cool kidz meme is to list search terms that lead to one’s site. Since following the crowd* is one of my great joys in life, here’s some of mine…
how to remove pranked watermark sound and video effects from surfaces [I constantly prank my friends' coffee tables]
cartoon neurons that say funny stuff [I'm all about wisecracking neuron scribbles]
gym candid/candid at gym/candid women exercising [That would be here]
mellon collie funny [Not sure how anyone could find anything remotely amusing about an emo-whining imitation-grunge album by Smashing Pumpkins, but here ya go]
song on the paint huffer youtube video [That would be here]
my spice m-6900 internet setting not install in my handset spice m 6900 internet setting skipped error please help [Apparently someone is having trouble viewing their Spice Girls pr0n on their smartphone]
face sitting fart [That would be here]
pal coimx fuck on the top [Dominatrix comics?]
latest advances in sexbots [As usual, that would be here]
gay meaning: i have a pocket full of quarters and i’m headed to the arcade [Revised lyrics here - guess someone has a "packing man fever"]
“i was born in 1972″ nirvana [hi Lena ]
batman comics high resolution [That would be here]
skyradio doesn’t really matter [Gee thanks]
alien sperm extraction [Apparently I have three posts relating to this search - take a look]
spock in 2013 [Is it a Federation election year?]
Unlike the rest of you, I have a surprising number of posts that actually relate to the search terms. What this says about me is as yet unclear, and will hopefully stay that way.
*And beating them at their own game.
As some of you know by now, Allamagoosa and I are going to be married. We met through Sunshine Mary, got a nudge or two* from 7man and CL, and from there the dominoes just kept falling over. So much so that it seemed like someone somewhere was planning it.
The joke between us is that we’re so, uh, unique that no one else could deal with us. This is a only-slightly-exaggerated example -
If you’re coming to the wedding, bring kevlar and a dessert.
*”Nudge” meaning “go for it, dumb@$$!”
[Or: "Me So Warm-y"]
From The Hill -
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.
“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.
Climate change will make women into prostitutes. Of course. Why couldn’t anyone see it before now? It will be so hot in here, women will be forced to take off their clothes to stay alive.
I’m not sure how transactional sex would increase the rate of STIs and unplanned pregnancies any higher than the present climate (heh) of uncontrolled recreational sex is now. In fact, the dreaded early marriage may even serve to reduce the occurrence rate of disease and unplanned pregnancy, by limiting the number of sex partners people have.
Also, whatever legitimate concerns there may be about climate change,* this shines a high powered neon spotlight on how climate change has become a prop for the most nakedly transparent political nitwittery -
In a statement to The Hill, Lee said women are critically underrepresented in the development of climate change policy.
“My resolution will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic development planning and international climate change policies and practices,” she said.
…The resolution calls on Congress to recognize the effects on women, and to use “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”
Lastly, Rep. Lee has shown she doesn’t consider climate change to be a real problem that needs solving, but an excuse for social engineering. No one would be worrying about gender-specific frameworks during a real disaster. Except maybe in Hollywood…
Smarttinkerer Nebbishly – “Sir! I’ve developed an asteroid-destroying ray that will save the planet!”
GNEM – “Did any women assist you in building that ray?”
SN – “Uh…. no…?”
GNEM – “Were any women involved in the development and design stages?”
SN – Can’t say that there were…”
GNEM – “Did your mother at least bring coffee down to the basement for you?”
SN – “…no…”
GNEM – “Sorry, can’t let you use that device. H. Con. Res. 36 states that we need an integrated gender approach in climate change prevention policies.”
SN – “This isn’t climate change, this is nuclear space asteroids about to vaporize the Earth!”
“GNEM “That would change the climate rather drastically, wouldn’t you say?”
SN – “….”
GNEM – “How many poor and disadvantaged women have turned to prostitution and early marriage because you didn’t hire them to help with your Earth-saving contraption?”
*There aren’t any.
In 2005, economist Walter Williams of George Mason University wrote ten short essays titled Economics For The Citizen, explaining basic economic concepts for those unfamiliar with them. These should be required reading for everyone. Especially politicians and other know-nothing busybodies who insist on telling people how to do their business. An excerpt -
The essence of exchange is the transfer of title. Here’s the essence of what happens when I buy a gallon of milk from my grocer. I tell him that I hold title to these three dollars and he holds title to the gallon of milk. Then, I offer: If you transfer your title to that gallon of milk, I will transfer title to these three dollars.
Whenever there’s voluntary exchange, the only clear conclusion that a third party can make is that both parties, in their opinion, perceived themselves as better off as a result of the exchange; otherwise, they wouldn’t have exchanged. I was free to keep my three dollars, and the grocer was free to keep his milk. If you think it’s obvious that both parties benefit from voluntary exchange, then how come we hear pronouncements about worker exploitation?
Say you offer me a wage of $2 an hour. I’m free to either accept or reject your offer. So what can be concluded if I’m seen working for you at $2 an hour? One clear conclusion is that I must have seen myself as being better off taking your offer than my next best alternative. All other alternatives were less valuable, or else why would I have accepted the $2 offer? How appropriate is it to say that you’re exploiting me when you’ve given me my best offer? Rather than using the term exploitation, you might say you wish I had more desirable alternatives.
While people might characterize $2 an hour as exploitation, they wouldn’t say the same about $50 an hour. Therefore, for the most part, when people use the term exploitation in reference to voluntary exchange, they simply disagree with the price. If we equate price disagreement with exploitation, then exploitation is everywhere. For example, I not only disagree with my salary, I also disagree with the prices of Gulfstream private jets.
By no means do I suggest that you purge your vocabulary of the term exploitation. It’s an emotionally valuable term to use to trick others, but in the process of tricking others, one need not trick himself.
Pass this along to any recent liberal arts graduates you might know.