Monday, August 31, 2015

What's In A Name?

Mt. Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is the new name of the highest mountain in America. It was done so using executive privilege by Barrack Obama, formerly known as Barry Soetero. As the native Alaskan name was the first by precedence, I have no objections.

Denali, the 20,237-foot mountain meaning "the great one" in the Athabaskan language of Alaska natives, was the original name of the mountain. But when European Americans discovered it in the 19th century, they renamed it Densmore's Mountain and, later, Mount McKinley in an effort to boost the presidential candidacy of Republican William McKinley.

But President McKinley never visited, nor did he have any significant historical connection to, the mountain or to Alaska. The name became official with the Mount McKinley National Park Act in 1917.

Univision reporter and immigration advocate Jorge Ramos continues to anger most Americans stating that "Kate's Law" is unfair to illegal aliens. As a reminder Kate's Law, first introduced to public debate by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, would give a mandatory five years in prison to violent, deported illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S.

Kate's Law was proposed after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal alien, who had been deported five times, while walking on a San Francisco pier with her father back in July.

Ramos argues Kate's Law "stereotypes an entire community" when in reality, Kate's Law simply punishes previously deported illegal aliens for reentering the United States illegally.

Kate's Law isn't unfair to illegal immigrants. What's unfair is an illegal alien taking the life of Kate Steinle after being deported multiple times from the country. Ramos slanted rhetoric continues to reinforce why most Americans want to close the border and deport illegal aliens. 

The MTV Awards was Sunday night. From what I've heard, the performances were rather good. I didn't watch it, but scanning the news reports, Miley Cyrus was half naked as usual, Nicki Minaj finally looked halfway normal and Kanye West is still an asshole. Same shit, different year.....

Nicki Minaj

The News As I See It: A nationwide survey found that when voters think of Donald Trump, the most common word that comes to mind is "Arrogant." When the same voters think of Hillary Clinton, the most common word they use is "Liar." When they think of Jeb Bush, the first word that comes to mind is "Bush." Voters don't even care enough about Jeb Bush to come up with a word to describe him.

Thousands of illegal immigrants continue to rally across the country, demanding a path to citizenship. Don't they understand that we already have a path to citizenship? Just head south to the San Diego Freeway and get in line like everyone else.

This Date In History: 1887; Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born. 1888; Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London.

1962; Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain. 1980; Poland's Solidarity labor movement had its beginnings when an agreement ending a 17-day strike was signed in Gdansk.

1994; Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states. 1997; Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.

2012; Armenia severed diplomatic relations with Hungary, after the pardoning of Ramil Safarov. In 2004, Safarov was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier.

Picture Of The Day: Mt Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) in all its splendor.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) When I was six years old, I played "doctor" with the girl next door. To this day, I am still a practicing physician. 2) Horseshoes usually bring good luck, but never trust a horse wearing high heels. 3) My credit is so bad that my Visa card is now sending me my bills in English and Spanish with Ebonic translations. 4) Regular naps prevent old age -- especially if you take them while driving.  5) I'm not saying that she was ugly. I'm just saying I bent down to pet her cat only to find that it was the hair on her legs.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Virgo - August 31st: The weather looks good enough for a fine day assuming that you always keep an umbrella with you. Don't laugh, it worked for Mary Poppins. If you're going to happy hour, stay away from the bean dip. Chance of romance is 58 percent.

Birthdays: Georg Jensen, silversmith 1866, Wilhelmina,,queen 1880, Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist and librettist 1918, Itzhak Perlman, concert violinist 1945, Van Morrison, singer, songwriter 1945, Richard Gere, actor 1949.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A woman went to her doctor for a follow-up visit after the doctor had prescribed testosterone for her. She was a little worried about some of the side effects she was experiencing.

She said to the doctor, "The hormones you've been giving me have really helped, but I'm afraid that you're giving me too much. I've started growing hair in places that I've never grown hair before."

The doctor reassured her, ''A little hair growth is a perfectly normal side effect of testosterone. Just where has this hair appeared?' The woman said, "On my balls, which is something else I want to talk to you about."

A sailor said to his captain as he saluted, "Skipper, a special message just came in for you from the admiral. I have it right here." The captain ordered, "Read it to me!"

The sailor began reading nervously, "You are without a doubt the most idiotic, lame-brained officer ever to command a ship in the United States Navy." The skipper responded, "Have that communication decoded at once!"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

A few minutes later a nurse's aid came out and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room.

Ten minutes later a nurse came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she gave him a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

Fifteen minutes later the doctor came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." The doctor said, "Where?" He said, "Outside in the truck. Where do you want them?"

A farmer bought a brand new stud rooster to copulate with his chickens. He put the rooster straight in the pen so he can get down to business. The young rooster walks over to the old rooster and says "OK, old fellow, time to retire."

The old rooster says, "You can't handle all these hens. Look at what it did to me!" The young rooster replies, "Now, don't give me a hassle about this. Time for the old to step aside and let the young to take over, so take a hike." The old rooster says, "Aw, c'mon. Just let me have the two old hens over in the corner. I won't bother you." The young rooster says, "Beat it! You're washed up and I'm taking over!"

The old rooster thinks for a minute and then says to the young rooster, "I'll tell you what, young fellow, I'll have a race with you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins the race gets domain of the chicken coop. And if I'm so feeble, why not give me a little head start?" The young rooster says, "Sure, why not, you know I'll still beat you." They line up in back of the farmhouse, get a chicken go cluck "Go!" and the old rooster took off running.

About 15 seconds later the young rooster takes off after him. They round the front of the farmhouse and the young rooster is only about five inches behind the old rooster and gaining fast. The farmer, sitting on the porch, looks up, sees what's going on, grabs his shotgun and Boom! He shoots the young rooster.

He shakes his head gloomily and says to his wife, "Son of a bitch! That's third gay rooster I had to shoot this week!"

That's it for today, my little pair-of-skeets. Remember, if God had really wanted us to touch our toes, he would have put them on our knees.

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More on Wednesday.

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1 comment:

jack69 said...

When we were in Alaska in 2000 everyone called the mountain Denali. It will be no difference there.
The Navy Skipper? I served under the sucker for 6 months before he got that message. ;-). I remember him well.
Good entry, enjoyed it..