Wednesday, November 18, 2015
We Need Action, Not Rhetoric
Obama has lashed out at Republicans today, condescendingly stating, "Apparently they're scared of widows and orphans coming into America." Here's a thought, Hussein. Take in widow and orphan refugees and send men of fighting age back to the desert.
Mocking GOP leaders for thinking they're tough, Obama said. "Overblown rhetoric from Republicans could be a potent recruitment tool for the Islamic State group." He insisted that the US process for screening refugees for possible entry into the US was rigorous and said the US didn't make good decisions "based on hysteria" or exaggerated risk.
Obama said, "We are not well served when in response to a terrorist attack we descend into fear and panic."
Obama's comments during a meeting with Filipino President Benigno Aquino marked his harshest condemnation yet of Republicans' response to the Paris attacks blamed on ISIS that killed 129 people last week.
Republicans and some democrats including Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, have urged an immediate closing of America's borders to Syrian refugees, but the Obama administration has shown no sign of backing off its plans to bring an additional 10,000 Syrians fleeing civil war into the US.
One would think that after accepting 30,000 Samalis into Minnesota and the cluster f*ck that has resulted, Obama would wise up. Then again, probably not.
Europe's open borders have resulted in large Muslim communities where even police hesitate to go into. Unless the United States takes preventative measures, the same thing will happen here.
In an Ancestry dot com commercial, Kyle Merkel said he grew up German, wore lederhosen and danced German dances. He took the Ancestry DNA test and it turned out he was Scottish. I'm curious as to what point in history did his family forget they were Scottish?
It could very well be that Angus McTavish, his great-great-great grandfather, was influenced by his great-great-great aunt and uncle, Adolf McTavish and Eva Braun McTavish.....
The News As I See It: Not that anyone seemed to notice but there was a Democratic debate on Saturday night. It was Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley, who is either a presidential candidate or an Irish pub where they all went to drink afterwards, I'm not sure.
After one of Google’s self driving cars was pulled over, the company released a statement touting that the cars have the human equivalent of 90 years behind the wheel. Which also explains why the left blinker was on for 17 miles.
This Date In History: 1820; Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica. 1883; Standard time began in the United States. 1886; Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States (1881–1885), died in New York at 56.
1928; Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie. 1976; Spain's parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978; Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.
2003; The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.
2004; The UN Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi. This was the first time it had convened outside of New York headquarters.
Picture Of The Day: These animals need to be eliminated.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I hate when I’m on the treadmill and my hand accidentally hits the stop button and I have to get off and eat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. 2) If I opened a restaurant, I'd call it, "I Don't Care, Where Do You Wanna Go?" 3) You can make fun of my pajamas if you must, but all you naked sleepers are gonna be up shit creek if your house catches on fire tonight. 4) I only have 3 months left on that mirror I broke in 2009. 5) I dropped off my mother-in-law at the airport. Her flight isn't until Saturday, but with security and all, it's best to play it safe.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - November 18th: Your appetite may increase today as doctors finally remove the scissors they left inside you during your last operation.
The evidence for love is staring you in the face but you can't see the forest for the trees. If you find this is true for you, stop wandering in the forests and try checking out the local bars.
Birthdays: Clarence S. Day, essayist 1874, Eugene Ormandy, conductor 1899, George Horace Gallup, originator of the Gallup poll 1901, Alan B. Shepard, astronaut 1923, Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet 1939, Wilma Mankiller, former chief of the Cherokee Nation 1945, Alan Moore, writer 1953, Owen Wilson, actor 1968, Chloë Sevigny, actress 1974.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: One morning a woman and her baby were taking a bus. As she entered the bus the driver says "Wow that is one ugly baby." The woman deeply hurt just continued on the bus and found a seat next to an elderly man.
The man asks "What's wrong you look mad?" She replied "I am. That bus driver just insulted me." The man said, "You shouldn't take that from him. He's a public worker and should give you respect. If I was you I would take down his badge number and report him."
The woman said, "You're right sir I think I will report him." The elderly man says, "You go on up there and get his badge number. I'll hold your monkey for you."
A streetwalker was visiting her doctor for a regular check-up. The doctor asked, "Any specific problems you should tell me about?" The woman responded, "Well, I have noticed lately that if I get even the tiniest cut, it seems to bleed for hours. Do you think I might be a hemophiliac?"
The doctor answered, "Hemophilia is a genetic disorder and it is more often found in men, but it is possible for a woman to be a hemophiliac. Tell me, how much to you lose when you have your period?"
After calculating for a moment, the hooker replied, "Oh, about seven or eight hundred dollars, I guess."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A farmer was driving along the road with a load of horse manure. A little boy, playing in front of his house, saw him and called, "What’ve you got in your truck?" The farmer replied, "Manure."
The little boy asked, "What are you going to do with it?" The farmer answered, "Put it on strawberries." The little boy advised him, "You ought to live here. We put sugar and cream on ours."
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. The top of a long hill was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl,and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
He and the dog walked toward the gate and as he got closer, he saw a clerk at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?" The clerk answered, "This is Heaven, sir."
The man exclaimed, "Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" The clerk replied, "Of course, sir. Come right in and I'll have some ice water brought right up."
The clerk gestured and the gate began to open. The man gesturing toward his dog and asked, "Can my friend come in, too?" The clerk replied, "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. He called to the man, "Excuse me! Do you have any water?" The man replied, "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in." The traveler gestured to the dog and said, "How about my friend here?" The man said, "There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
The traveler asked, 'What do you call this place?" The man replied, "This is Heaven." The traveler said, "Well, that's confusing. The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."
The man said, "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell." The traveler inquired, "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?" The man said, "No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind......"
That's it for today, my little meadow larks. Remember, if you get a call from an unknown number, answer by whispering, "It's done, but there's blood everywhere!" I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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