Friday, July 24, 2009

A State Of Mental Vegetation

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., was arrested last Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square at 12:44 p.m. to question him. Gates, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard, had trouble unlocking his door after it became jammed.

He was booked for disorderly conduct after “exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior,” according to a police report. Gates accused the investigating officer, Sgt. James Crowley, of being a racist and told him he had "no idea who he was messing with,'' the report said. Gates told the officer that he was being targeted because "I'm a black man in America.''

Here we go! Let's blow this out of all proportion. Let's not wait until we hear the full story, bring on the Al Sharpton circus. No.....wait! Let's bring on the leader of the free world, the man who knows everything about everything. Here come 'da prez.

I kind of thought that Barack Obama had his hands full spending every single dollar left in the Treasury, while, at the same time, trying to burden the economy with a trillion dollar national health care system (hopefully doomed to failure).

Nope! It seems that 'da prez has enough time to interrupt his national health care speech on national television to give his opinion about a local problem. What a guy!

Now I'm sure a man of Gates' stature was angered by being questioned by the responding officers. By the same token, I'm sure that the police, while investigating a break-in, would be correct in demanding proof of identification. Since all the facts are not in, it is purely speculation as to what actually transpired, a point that Obama should have taken into consideration before giving his opinion on national television.

My guess is that both Gates and Sgt. Crowley could have both been a little more civil with each other. As for Gates, I'm sure that very few police officers, both black and white, would have any idea who he was. As for Crowley, a little more patience with a tired old man returning from a trip would have probably been a better idea. As for Obama, he should concentrate in continuing to screw up America and leave the opinions to the pundits and bloggers.

Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, died Tuesday evening at the age of 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized. Although she was hard of hearing, Gidget was otherwise in good health up to the day of her death, eating well and playing with her favorite squeaky toys at the home of trainer Sue Chipperton.

Gidget was seen as a male dog who appeared in the Taco Bell commercials in the 90's. Her famous line, through the magic of special effects and a voice actor, proclaimed, "Yo quiero Taco Bell."

This Date In History: 1704; Gibralta is captured by English and Dutch forces during the War of the Spanish Succession. 1911; American Explorer Hiram Bingham leads the expedition into the largely forgotten Incan city of Machu Picchu. 1925; Six-year-old Patricia Cheeseman is the first person to be successfully treated for diabetes with insulin, while a patient at Guy's Hospital in London.

1959; Vice President Richard Nixon, while visiting a model kitchen in a US exhibition in Moscow, holds an impromptu debate with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev about the merits of communism and capitalism. 1974; The US Supreme Court rules that President Richard Nixon must turn over his tapes of White House conversations regarding the Watergate scandal to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski.

Picture Of The Day: I've been wanting to run this picture for the longest time but it never seemed to fit the theme of the day. It still doesn't fit unless you remember the old church song, "Jesus Loves The Little Children." Think about it.... red and yellow...... Ok, it's a stretch.

Birthdays: Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary, military leader, and politician 1783, Alexandre Dumas père, novelist and playwright 1802, Ernest Bloch, composer 1880, Amelia Earhart, aviator 1897, Vitliano Brancati, Italian screenwriter 1907, Gus Van Sant, American film director 1952.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Yogurt is not now and will not ever be a substitute for ice cream 2) I've been trying to figure out why is there is an expiration date on sour cream. 3) I'm prone to talk back to the television and sometimes I have noticeably loud outbursts of anger when I hear something stupid. Most of the time there's no one here to witness this reaction except Shithead and he normally agrees with me. 4) I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 5) I'm pretty sure the reason they call it Premenstrual Syndrome is because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A chemistry instructor wanted to teach his ninth grade class about the evils of liquor, so he created an experiment to make the point. Producing two glasses and two small worms, he first poured a small amount of water into one of the glasses. Putting in the first worm, he asked the class to observe it carefully. Of course, the worm swam about happily, or as happy as a worm can be.

Then he took the second glass, poured in a small amount of whiskey and dropped in the remaining worm. This worm writhed around painfully and sank to the bottom of the glass dead. The teacher said to the class, "Now, what lesson can we derive from this experiment?" A kid in the back said, "Drink whiskey and you won't get worms!"

At the urinal, An accountant, a lawyer and a cowboy were standing side-by-side using the urinal. The accountant finished, zipped up and started washing and literally scrubbing his hands...clear up to his elbows....he used about 20 paper towels before he finished. He turned to the other two men and commented, "I graduated from the University of Michigan and they taught us to be clean."

The lawyer finished, zipped up and quickly wet the tips of his fingers, grabbed one paper towel and commented, "I graduated from the University of California and they taught us to be environmentally conscious."

The cowboy zipped up and as he was walking out the door said, "I graduated from the University of Texas and they taught us not to piss on our hands."

In a long line of people waiting for a bank teller, one guy suddenly started massaging the back of the person in front of him. Surprised, the man in front turned and snarled, "Just what the heck do you think you are doing?" The guy said, "Well, you see, I am a chiropractor and I could see that you were tense, so I had to massage your back. Sometimes I just cannot help practicing my art!"

The man replied, "That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I'm an attorney and I work for the IRS. Do you see me screwing the guy in front of me?"

That's it for today my little tadpoles. Remember that never, under any circumstance, is it okay to wear socks with sandals.... Happy Hour in AREA 51 is sending me mental emails. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


Rose said...

Wearing socks with sandals...Ughh!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Rose

garnett109 said...

can't wait to see if al runs with this

Missie said...

Hope you have a good weekend!!

Senorita said...
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Senorita said...

I'm not sure if Al will be making an appearance soon, as his head is up Joe Jackson's ass at the moment.

Enjoy the weekend.

Linda's World said...

No socks with sandals? Well, in the Pacific Northwest it's ok. People do it all the time. You just say that because you live in the tropics. In regards to the Gates/Crowley incident. I also heard that Mr Gates has had his house broken into a several occasions, so the police have been diligent about watching his neighborhood. So Officer Crowley gets a call from a concerned neighbor that 2 men are "attempting to break into his house" and away he goes, adrenalin pumping. Maybe next time the "stupid" Cambridge police department won't be so quick to respond. Yup, you're right...Al & Rev Jessie are sure to jump on this one. As did the Prez. Have a good weekend and remember someday these will be the good old days. Linda in hot & sunny Washington state

Paula said...

I'm so glad to learn that the guys my granddaughters may date at UT are learning not to piss on their hands. Hook 'em Horns.

Julie said...

Yup, Gates pulled the race card and the prez pulled another. From the transcripts sounds like he should of pulled the a hole elitist card instead. Anyway, love the veggie shots and the jokes.

Martha said...

Hope your weekend is great Jimmy! I'm still laughing about mad cow disease being taken, LOL!

Joann said...

#5, Printable Things.... LOLOLOL!!!!!!!! That's a GOOD one!!

Pamela said...

Love your posts Jimmy. Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. Hope you have had a good weekend.