Monday, October 12, 2015
What Would You Have Done?
Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is being attacked by the liberal media for saying he would have been more aggressive in confronting the Oregon shooter. Me too! Is there another logical answer? He was asked what he would have done and he answered.
In an interview, Carson said, "I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, 'Hey, guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all'."
They (the media) say that his statement implied that the Oregon shooting victims didn't do enough to save themselves. Carson did not say or imply that.
One person did fight back.....Army veteran Chris Mintz. The perpetrator (I will not glorify the asshole by using his name) shot Mintz seven times. Mintz survived, but is still recovering from his wounds.
Carson also criticized Obama for saying last week that shootings should be politicized so that politicians will actually take action to address gun violence.
Carson said, "When do we get to the point where we have people who actually want to solve our problems rather than just politicize everything? I think that’s what the American people are so sick and tired of."
I happen to agree. with Dr. Carson. If Obama is really intent on stopping the gun violence, let him begin in his (gun free zone) home town of Chicago where murders happen every week without fanfare or national mention.
The News As I See It: House Republicans announced a sudden postponement to the vote to elect John Boehner’s replacement, after speakership front-runner Kevin McCarthy declared himself "unfit" for the job. Though I think he just got scared of how difficult that job must be when he found out that John Boehner is 31 years old.
California governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial new bill allowing assisted suicide. Whew! Just in time for Lakers season.
Ultimate fighting champion Ronda Rousey is mad at Justin Bieber because Bieber refused to take a picture with her little sister. Bieber's funeral is tomorrow.
This Date In History: 1492; Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas. 1870; Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63. 1960; Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.
1964; The Soviets launched Voskhod I, the first space capsule to carry three people into orbit. 1999; NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at his Bel Air home at age 63.
2000; 17 U.S. sailors killed with the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. 2002; A bomb destroyed a nightclub in Bali, killing 202, mostly tourists.
Picture Of The Day: Representative Kevin McCarthy declined the position of Speaker of The House saying he was not the man for the job. He was lauded by fellow republicans for thinking of the party.
The reality is he could not muster enough votes to reach the necessary 218 figure to gain the position. Oh.....that and the fact of the rumors of an affair with a fellow congresswoman.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I'm always frank and earnest with women. In Las Vegas, I'm Frank and in New York, I'm Ernest. 2) Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 on bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards. 3) I bought a box of animal crackers and it said on it "Do not eat if seal is broken." So I opened the box, and sure enough... 4) A younger man may know the rules but the older man knows the exceptions. 5) My girlfriend had to give up jogging for her health. Her thighs kept rubbing together and setting her pantyhose on fire.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Libra - October 12th: Someone will attempt to lead you into temptation tonight. Resist! You can find temptation all by yourself and at half the cost. A long-forgotten loved one will appear soon. Buy the negatives at any price.
Birthdays: Elmer Ambrose Sperry, inventor 1860, Samuel Elmer Imes, chemist, physicist 1883, Ann Petry, novelist 1908, Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor 1935, Hugh Jackman, actor 1968, Charlie Ward, football and basketball player 1970.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A lady was walking past a pet store when a parrot said, "Hey, lady! You’re really ugly!" The lady was furious and continued on her way. On the way home, she passed by the pet store again and the parrot once more said, "Hey, lady! You’re really ugly!"
She was incredibly ticked now, so she went into the store and said that she would sue the store and kill the bird. The store manager apologized profusely and promised he would make sure the parrot didn’t say it again.
The next day, she deliberately passed by the store to test the parrot. The parrot said, "Hey, lady!" The woman said, "Yes?" The parrot said, "You know...."
A man comes home from work and finds his wife admiring her breasts in the mirror. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I went to the doctor today, and he told me I have the breasts of a 25 year old."
The husband retorts, "Well, what did he say about your big fat ass?" She replied, "Frankly dear, your name never came up."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: There were three boys all in seventh grade: an Asian boy, a Spanish boy and a Southern boy. They were trying to think of games to play at recess when the Asian boy got an idea.
He said, "I know, we can play, 'Who's Got the Biggest Pee Pee'." The southern boy asked, "How do you play that?" The Spanish boy said, "It's easy. We can play it next recess."
When recess time came, the three boys went outside. The Spanish boy said, "Alright, Lets play." The Asian boy explained that all you have to do is pull down your pants and whoever has the biggest pee pee is the winner.
So the Asian boy pulled down his pants and the other two boys were impressed. Then the Spanish boy pulled down his pants. His pee pee was about the same size as the Asian boy's.
As the Southern boy pulled his pants down, the other two boys stared in awe. "You win for sure," they both said.
Later that day the Southern boy went home and his mother asked him, "So did you make any new friends today?" The boy said, "Yep! I played this game called 'Who's Got the Biggest Pee Pee' and the other boys said I won because I'm a Southerner."
His mother laughed and replied, "No sweetie, you won because you're 23."
Bubba decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running, reaches the edge and into the wind he goes!
Meanwhile, his Ma and Pa were sittin' on the porch swing talkin' bout the good ol' days when Ma spots the biggest bird she ever seen! Ma says, "Pa, look at the size of that bird!"
Pa gets up and grabs his 12 gauge shotgun. He takes careful aim and.....Boom! Boom! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops.
Ma says, "Pa, I think ya missed him. Pa replies, "Yeah, but at least he let go of Bubba!"
That's it for today, my little dolly llamas. Remember, a word to the wise isn't necessary. It's the stupid ones that need the advice.
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