Monday, June 10, 2013
Listen.....Do You Want To Know A Secret ?
Edward Snowden is the person who recently leaked the fact that NSA has tapped phones and the Internet illegally. Didn't America already believe that anyway? Talk about leaks, the Obama Administration helped and gave classified information to the producers of the film "Killing Bin Laden", about how Navy Seal Team killed Usama bin Laden.
So what on earth was the White House thinking when it invited people in the entertainment industry, whose job it is to publicize information, to not only get leaks, but entire treasure troves of classified information, directly from sources so secret their names are still redacted in documents released to the public?
Leaking classified information probably happens more frequently in Washington than it has any right to. The capital is filled with lobbyists, defense contractors and legislative aides, all of whom probably know more information about America’s defense or intelligence infrastructure than is, strictly speaking, secure.
Nevertheless, these leaks tend to be kept under the radar, and happen in places far away from the halls of power in order to minimize institutional culpability.
When leaked information goes public, when journalist Robert Novak outed CIA agent Valerie Plame and when Eric Holder said he knew nothing (although he signed off and approved same) of the IRS illegally tapping the phone of Fox News reporter James Rosen, scandals will follow in the wake.
I don't think that Snowden should be allowed to get away with leaking information. I do believe he should receive the same punishment as Obama, his asshole lap dog Eric Holder and all the other government lackeys from top to bottom who willingly leak information and cause scandals when it's politically convenient.
The News As I See It: The White House closed the gift shop and opened a Verizon store after it was revealed that the National Security Agency seized millions of Verizon phone records. How ironic is that? We wanted a president who listens to all Americans. Now we have one.
The Obama White House is looking through our phone records, checking our computers, monitoring our emails. When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? When did that happen?
The IRS has taken some heat for reportedly spending $4 million on a conference in Anaheim last year, where employees took dancing lessons. One of the dances they learned? Tap dancing around the issues. If Obama wants to put this snooping thing to good use, how about spying on the IRS the next time they throw a $4 million party? Why don’t you do that?
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife announced that they are getting a divorce after almost 30 years of marriage. When asked why, Putin said, “We tried to make it work, but you know what they say: Men are from Malgobek, women are from Kadnikov.”
This Date In History: 1801; The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began. 1865; Wagner's opera, Tristan and Isolde, premiered in Munich. 1935; Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by "Bill W."
1942; The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich. 1946; Italy replaced its monarchy with a republic.
1967; The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended. 1978; Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. 2003; Ontario, Canada issued the first full same-sex marriage licenses in North America.
Picture Of The Day: The caption read, "Man saves Dog During Flood". As we all know, there's always some idiot who feels he or she is obligated to comment on everything, whether they're aware of the facts or not. Said "Idiot" wrote, "This is photo shopped. We know that dogs can swim."
Dear idiot: What if the dog had been treading water for hours and was exhausted? Worse yet, what if the animal is injured? Do yourself a favor and allow us only to believe you're an idiot. Once you write or speak, we then know you're an idiot!
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Whenever I start to disrobe in front of a lady, I always hand her a card that states "A mild sense of nausea is perfectly normal." 2) When a cop asks you to step out of the car, don't reply with "I'm too drunk, you get in." 3) Yoga pants explained: Fill a garbage bag, put your foot on it and stomped the hell out of it so it holds 9 times what it's supposed to. 4) People tell me that I have a lot of patience. The fact is that there are just too many witnesses around. 5) Have you seen the new movie, "Constipation"? It may not have come out yet.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Gemini - June 10th: All of that which you experience today will be catalogued under "things not to do in public again". Love moves in mysterious ways, mostly of them diagonal. Your love life is ready to flourish.
Birthdays: Gustave Courbet, painter 1819, Hattie McDaniel, singer and actress 1895, Saul Bellow, novelist 1915, Judy Garland, actress 1922, Robert Maxwell, business executive 1923, Tara Lipinski, figure skater 1982.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A guy walked into a bar and after a couple of drinks, said to the bartender, "I’ve got this great Polish joke."
The bartender glared and warned him, "Before you go telling that joke, I I think you ought to know that I’m Polish, the two bouncers on the door are Polish and most of my customers are Polish."
The guy replies, Okay, I’ll tell it slowly."
A man rushed into a bar and ordered a double martini. The man downed it with one swallow, put a five dollar bill on the bar, turned and rushed out of the bar. The bartender picked up the five dollar bill, folded it carefully and tucked it in his vest pocket.
Just at that moment, he looked up at the boss standing in the doorway staring at him. Doing a bit of fast thinking he said, "Hey boss, did you see that fellow just now? He came in here, bought a double martini, gave me a five dollar tip and rushed out without paying."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Because they’ve spent all their cash on booze during a night on the town, Dave and Eric have no money for a taxi home. Dave has a drunken idea and says, "Let’s steal a bus!" He persuades Eric to break into the bus station.
Twenty minutes later, Eric has failed to emerge. Dave sticks his head round the door and asks, "What on earth are you doing?" A distressed Eric replies, "I can’t find a number seven anywhere." Dave Shouts in disbelief, "You idiot, just steal a number nine. We can get off at the roundabout and walk the rest of the way."
The car sped off the highway, went through the guard rail, rolled down a cliff, bounced off a tree and finally shuddered to a stop. A passing motorist, who had witnessed the entire accident, helped the miraculously unharmed driver out of the wreck.The motorist said, "Good lord, mister, are you drunk?” The driver said, "Of course I'm drunk! What the hell do you think I am....a stunt driver?”
A guy spots a nice looking girl in a bar goes up and starts small talk. Seeing that she didn’t back off, he asked her name. She replied. "Carmen." The guy said, "That’s a nice name. Who named you, your mother?"
The guys said, "That’s interesting. Why Carmen?" Carmen said, "Because I like cars and I like men." Looking directly into his eyes she asked, "So what’s your name?" He replied, "Beertits."
That's it for today, my little tiddly winks. Remember, the word "vegetarian" is an Cherokee Indian definition meaning "lousy hunter".
More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !