JUST PASSING THROUGH
8 What It Feels Like To be Carried by a Tornado: I figure I was spinning upright, like a top, because right before I hit the ground, I remember a feeling of untwining. I landed pretty hard on my stomach. When I looked up, lightning struck, and that's when I saw the tail up in the sky. Plain as day. It was the first tornado I'd ever seen.
88 UPDATE! Absolutely AMAZING and steady footage: House blows away in Kansas tornado.
8 Aggravated Doc talks about High priced breasts (pictures linked)
8 Rightwingsparkle advises Women, Know Your Limits!
VIP INFO ALERT!
8 Don’t forget that Pat will be on the radio today! beginning at 3:00pm EST.
8 Doug Powers is udderly serious, you guys. The Pluto Scam: Whew! Like Pamela Anderson after the replacement of a faulty implant, it sure does feel good to get that off my chest.
BE A MAN & SHOW SOME GRATITUDE!
President George W. Bush says goodbye to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, before boarding Air Force One for the return trip to Washington D.C., after spending the day touring the Gulf Coast and those areas left devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Oh, my, Nagin mouthes off again. "You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair." To which ABP replies ...
Ray Nagin Needs To Shut Up: I do remember distinctly a few days after Katrina hit driving down I-85 in Atlanta alongside a convoy of around 50 NYPD and NYFD cars and trucks travelling south to help with the recovery in New Orleans, so if anything Nagin should be thanking NYC for the help. But no, he choose the low road instead.
Since Bush is every half-vast left-wing kook's favorite target, and since the MSM falls into that Bush-hating category, I'm going to take this opportunity to counter the Bush-bashing Katrina fest which will be airing for the next couple of weeks (at least).
Posted by Brent Baker on September 16, 2005, at NewsBusters.org is this golden piece, with VIDEO!, of one ABC reporter who must have been disappointed.
To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin: ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in.” She pointed out: “They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."
This past March, Bush was in New Orleans to view the reconstruction with Nagin, at the same time that Bush criticizes Congress over levee funds: “Congress heard our message about improving the levees but they shortchanged the process by about $1.5 billion dollars,” Bush said in a rare attack on members of his own party as he toured the devastated city.
“And so in order to help fulfill our promise on the levees, Congress needs to restore the $1.5 billion to make this a real commitment to inspire the good folks down here that they’ll have a levee system that will encourage development and reconstruction,” Bush added.
Everyone came to The Big Easy's aid. While their very own politicians did little more than blame the Federal Gov'ment -- one took the money and ran -- the rest of the country poured forth with their time and money, and even their homes, to do anything to help.
Even Dana, who lived through Katrina in Slidell, was more than generous as she tried to explain Nagin's re-election: Voters in New Orleans were faced with Nagin and Mitch Landrieu. The conservatives in New Orleans had a very tough choice. Judging from the calls into local talk shows, and the results of the election, many New Orleaneans were voting against Mitch Landrieu. The thought of another Landrieu as mayor of New Orleans was a worse scenario than the re-election of Ray Nagin.
And this is how Nagin shows his gratitude?
WEDDING RINGS ARE LIKE TOURNIQUETS
Because they cut off your circulation. Old joke. I was reminded of it when I read
Dear Prudence, in Slate.com:
My first marriage was to a man who is a mechanic. He said he wouldn't wear his wedding ring (I found out right after our wedding) because back in high school his shop teacher cut his finger off during shop class when his wedding ring got caught in the saw, or something of that sort. This marriage ended in divorce because, as I found out later, he was sleeping around. Now I am in my second marriage and my husband is an engineer. Shortly after the wedding, he tells me the same thing, he can't wear his wedding ring because his shop teacher in high school had his finger cut off due to his wedding ring getting caught in the saw. I did not think this could happen twice. I have no reason to suspect my current husband, and because of my first marriage I do watch for any red flags. But how many men really don't wear wedding rings because their shop teachers damaged their appendages with one?
Prudie should have done a google/image search before she included this in her answer: [S]ince you feel confident in your second husband, you also know a ring is not a prerequisite for fidelity. After all, Bill Clinton has worn one all his married life.
The first three pictures plainly show Slick without his tourniquet; the fourth picture is his explanation why.
And those aren't the only pictures ...
Dead ringer for Bill not: It looks like the relaxed, roguish painting of Bill Clinton unveiled for the National Portrait Gallery is a little too relaxed - the President who was impeached in a sex scandal has no visible wedding ring.
MOOVE OVER BILL
Yes, that is a photoshopped picture. I put Her Royal C's head on Slick's shoulders. Seriously, how would you know if I didn't tell you? Not that my artistic ability is all that good, but after all, s/he's wearing the requisite pant suit. Okay, so s/he's wearing a tie -- a pink tie at that -- and s/he looks trimmer. I couldn't help myself when I saw that sign.
Here's the article, if you're interested ...
Clinton's Remarks at the Heifer International Building Dedication Ceremony March 16, 2006: Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you …
SLICK, THE SEXAGENARIAN
The man who said No thank you when OBL's head was offered to him on a platter, is being feted for living to be 60. I suppose it is a small miracle, considering that his heart has been valiantly dodging fast food while his head has been dodging ashtrays all these years.
Bob Tyrrell wishes Boy Clinton a Happy 60th Birthday: [H]e is taking his birthday on the road. Early in September he will be celebrating his August 19 nativity in Toronto. On October 29 he will be in New York, and the Rolling Stones will be there to sing "Happy Birthday" along with other Clinton favorites. Our 42nd president will be combining the celebration of himself with fundraising. This is an innovation in narcissism, but then Clinton and like-minded members of his 1960s generation have been innovative narcissists for decades.
Not surprisingly they are not entering their 60s in a happy frame of mind. "I hate it," Clinton said regarding his 60th birthday. "For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing whatever I was doing...in the room." Well, maybe he was the youngest of the men in the room. The public record suggests that the women in the room were often much younger.
8 Doug Powers found some Belated Birthday Cards For Bill Clinton
Bush turned 60 last month, and he gets ripped for reading.
It's really petty to resent what a man reads...: And The New Yorker is pettiness defined as it struggles to come to grips with the fact that President Bush is reading Camus - so taken aback are they by the president’s climbing gall in reading Camus that they feel they must lecture him about it. h/t Yarns & Yarns
Chris and I had a discussion the past few days about ripping Bush. Whatever your personal feelings about him, now is not the time to come to the aid of the enemy. As Blue Crab Boulevard points out:
“Do you see the damage that is done in attacking the president of your country? It does not harm him or the Republican party only - it harms America. It emboldens a thug with poor hygiene habits to pull the strings of his puppets to go further and further. They already see the last helicopter - they were counting on the American left to make it happen.”
In the septuagenarian class ...
Green ticket blarney?: [O]nly one candidate for Governor of New York wants to make sugar a controlled substance, convert the armories into tai chi centers, stock Bob’s Big Boy with organic produce and require people all around the state to “sit outside” and talk to each other on Monday nights. … “If they want to test kids, the first thing is to take the test yourself, asshole—and if you pass it, then get somebody else to do it,” he said, adding: “Being born is a fucking test of itself.”
BEASTS & BUNNIES & ALIENS, OH MY!
No, that isn't Ted Kennedy. That's an ad from Lucianne. She reminds us that the Bandwidth Beast is always hungry, so if you see an ad, just click it. I do several times each day. A window pops up -- sometimes I check it out -- then I close it. No biggie, but it does help one of the best sites to stay in business. Lucianne is not only one of the nicest bloggers around, she's like family. So click an ad for Lucianne!
I'm writing once again -- woo-hoo! -- which may explain my limited blogging.
8 The NY Post reminds us that Clinton actually did something good as president. (Hint: The poll numbers made him do it;) : TEN YEARS OF SUCCESS
8 Good news! GOP Blow Out On Fundraising: [O]ne thing is for sure - money indicates interest and drive. It looks like the democrats are deflating right now, and that could be the Dean and Lamont effect.
8 Ooooo, cat fight in the Hamptons!: 'Who are you? The only reason you are known is for being a whore.'
8 My idol Bucky and the subject of insensitivity :~)
8 Gotta love those Bunnies. Check out their latest!
Last, but never least, is this bit of Aviation History (referenced there). Nothing new, but it's worth repeating, not to mention the chuckle factor. h/t LoanCat
Here's some Aviation History everyone should probably know. You may remember that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claim an unidentified object with five aliens aboard crashed on a sheep-cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say... has been profusely covered up by the Air Force and the US government.
However.... what you may well NOT know is that on March 31, 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, Al Gore was born.
YOU'RE EITHER A BUSH SUPPORTER OR
You're a pussy.
I've heard some people, supposedly Republicans, who are making hay criticizing President Bush. Well, I'm not one of 'em! The man is a god in my opinion -- fallible but still a god -- especially when it comes to The War. Let the half-vast left-wing chickens run against Bush. He's not running!
Speaking of the war ...
My good Texas friend, LoanCat, sent this link to me: How To Negotiate With Terrorists
WHERE THE OTHER HALF SUMMERS
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