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The Post Turtle

7 June 2008, 8:32 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.

The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘post turtle’.’

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.

The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle’.’

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain ‘You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there to begin with.’

Courtesy of brother in law Tom.

A Total Copy and Paste

7 June 2008, 6:00 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Heroes, U.S. Military, Veterans.

This is a “sticky”. It will remain a sticky until it stops being one, or until I don’t want it to be anymore, and figure out how to de-sticky it. :) (yes, I know how….just joshin’ ya) See below for more recent posts.

Walter Reed troops’ Amazon wish list (Bumped and Updated)

From Ace of Spades, we get the Amazon wish list of troops recovering at Walter Reed.

The movies and games are part of a larger effort by CAUSE, a group founded in 2003 by 4 West Point grads who had served together in Vietnam. The idea behind CAUSE is that morale among active and recovering soldiers and Marines can be dramatically improved through R&R activities. At Walter Reed, CAUSE has facilities at the Mologne House, which is an outpatient dormitory for personnel and their families. The CAUSE library carries DVDs, as well as video games and equipment and is open to anyone at Walter Reed, free of charge.

My goal this summer is to try and fulfill the wish list…

And please feel free to pass this link on for others to contribute and for those of you with blogs (you know who you are), please consider publicizing this effort.

It’s cheap and easy so do it.

UPDATE: A commenter at Ace of Spades added the wish list for troops at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.

I found a couple of things on those lists. Now YOU go and do a little shopping for those who protect you!

Saturday Afternoon – Where The Hell Is My Underwear – Laundry Time

7 June 2008, 5:07 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

SHOCK: LARGEST RETAILER IN HISTORY SIDES WITH CUSTOMERS – The Real World

Denmark: Al-Qaeda’s New ‘Itsy Bitsy Satan’ – Pajamas Media

Obama’s brilliant career as Defender of Israel lasts about one day -Jihad Watch

Arabs to Obama, “Where’s the change?” – The Right Truth

Fox and Friends Wants to Know What You think of Jane (me) – The Jawa Report

Obama is not Christ. – Hasenpfeffer Incorporated

Something that is under my skin…. – Disgruntled Truck Driver!

Impressive – Say Uncle (seriously weird, but very cool!)

Obama – Every Coastal City To Be Under Water Because Of Global Warming – Flopping Aces

Ignorance is not a defense, but maybe it – Southern Sass on Crime

The Global Warming Tax Bill Will Rear It’s Ugly Head Again…. – Dragon Lady’s Den

New TV Show About Milwaukee – The Daily Scoff

How to impress a Democrat in four years or less – Lance Burri

Everybody but Obama – The McCain Report

Obama’s Jerusalem backtrack – Sister Toldjah

An ObamaBot Sees His Hero…….. – ChristmasGhost

Great Britain’s Free Speech Breakdown – Pajamas Media (major MUST read)

45 TRILLION?????? – silent E speaks

Rant about Obama – Babalu

bunches of porkers and only one corker – DeMarCaTionVille

I Was Wrong, Sykes & McIlheran Were Right – Whallah!

SAG Strike costs California $2.1 billion – Taxing Tennessee

Putting the Screws on Norway – Gates of Vienna

Friday Afternoon Roundup – Obamda, Sexism, Racism and the Far Shore – Sultan Knish

How it Works in the Real World — The Minimum Wage and Unemployment – Patterico’s Pontification

Worshipping Obama – Bill Hobbs

Pakistan’s Ambassador: «Mohammed Cartoon is Terrorism» – The Brussels Journal (Icky maybe, but terrorism? Not even close!)

The George Orwell Daycare Center. – The Smallest Minority (another one of those MUST reads)

Re: The $64,000 and $382,000 Obama/Rezko property questions – No Runny Eggs

McCain Wants Man on Mars – Big Dogs Weblog

THE DRIVE BYS DO EMILY LITELLA – Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger

McCain’s Veepstakes: Haley Barbour – Y’all Politics

Democrats Request Moving Election to December – Daily Dollop

White people bad, everybody else fabulous! – Colonel Robert Neville Always Dresses For Dinner

State Sen. Jim Sullivan gets to look like a moron twice today – Badger Blogger

Yes, In Our Backyard! - Terry Frank

More stirrings of life in the Church of England? – Michelle Malkin

Election fraud in Connecticut? – WisdomIsVindicated

Mexican War No One Is Talking About – Bear Creek Ledger

US Marine acquitted of all charges in Haditha killings – Right from the Right

Beware the heat if unkowing tourist – Egypt Hints

Eastwood ‘08! – Rachel Lucas

Another terrorist connection to Obama comes to light – Right Wing News

Young Communists Become Young Obammunists – An Obama Nation

I Reject Your False Messiah! – Snowflakes in Hell

This is behavior you’d expect to see from dictator in a Third World country… – From Where I Sit

Gun Phone: Can You Hear Me Now? – Gun Pundit

Hill AFB Unit Misplaces 12 M16’s – This Ain’t Hell

Jacob Spanks the You Nork Times – Rustmeister’s Alehouse

Oakland Learns… – Ick’s Corner

Stay classy, Kos: Markos goes after McCain’s … teeth – Hot Air

Energy chief: Flat production behind oil prices – Texas Fred’s

Barack Obama’s New Friends Video – The Nose On Your Face

Little Green In “Greener” Cars – The American Mind

So How Did Obama Get to be the Front Runner? – Ouztopia

See, Told ya so! – The National Conversation

Gleefully Swiped…..

7 June 2008, 2:37 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

……from Miss Radish!

The Fat Lady Is Singing

7 June 2008, 1:10 pm. 4 Comments. Filed under 2008.

Clinton urges Obama support as she ends campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton ended her historic campaign for the presidency on Saturday and told supporters to unite behind rival Barack Obama, closing out a race that was as grueling as it was groundbreaking.

The former first lady, who as recently as Tuesday declared herself the strongest candidate, gave Obama an unqualified endorsement and pivoted from her role as determined foe to absolute ally.

“The way to continue our fight now to accomplish the goals for which we stand is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama, the next president of the United States,” she said in a speech before cheering supporters packed into the ornate National Building Museum, not far from the White House she longed to govern from.

“Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary campaign he has won. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him and I ask of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me,” the New York senator said in her 28-minute address.

With that and 13 other mentions of his name, Clinton placed herself solidly behind her Senate colleague from Illinois, a political sensation and the first black to secure a presidential nomination.

I am SO trying not to barf on my computer!

Will He Never Die?

7 June 2008, 10:36 am. 4 Comments. Filed under Critters, The Peacock War.

You’d expect if someone was eliminating your friends, you’d get the idea that you weren’t wanted in the neighborhood, right? Well, not this stupid bird. We saw him out front in the yard, and the Mr, who has many things to do this morning before it gets REALLY hot (it’s only 89 right now at 10:30), decided to just run him off. Well, he did leave for a bit. Then I notice movement, and tada! There he is, making himself all cozy on the deck, hanging out in the shade of the house.

Well, I suppose I could go out there and shoot him myself, but….y’know, since he’s the last one….what would I have to complain about? Seriously, think about it. If I didn’t have that stupid bird, annoying the hell outta me, everything around here would be just peachy. So, I’m wondering, since it’s just him, and he doesn’t seem to want to get into my potted plants, or garden bed, should we really put him out of my misery? Ok, granted, he does crap on the deck, but we need to have some work done on it anyway. Actually, I’d LOVE to turn the upper part into a sun room. Heh. We’re still discussing that possibility. Even screening it in is an option…you know, with a ceiling fan going and all that.

Anyways, Mr Peacock has a reprieve…..for the moment. I might not be in such a generous mood tomorrow!

Drill Here! Drill Now!

7 June 2008, 10:01 am. Comments Off. Filed under Economy, Feckless Weasels.

Morning Coffee 06/07/08

7 June 2008, 9:29 am. Comments Off. Filed under General News.

Clinton campaign ticks down its final hours

Hillary Clinton is expected to praise Barack Obama Saturday when she formally concedes the race for the Democratic nomination at a rally for her supporters.

Wonder if she’ll throw up after all that “praise”?

Obama’s Comments on Israel Stir Criticism in U.S.

The morning after claiming the Democratic nomination, Senator Barack Obama spoke to skeptical members of a pro-Israel lobby and made a pledge that some of them found pleasantly surprising: “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

He’s either throwing his Muslim “brothers” under that infamous bus, or he was lying through his teeth to gain support. Hmmm…. Let me think here…. PFFT! Not to worry, he’s still a Muzzie BFF!

City not quick to rename Industrial Boulevard in honor of César Chávez

The results of a Dallas City Council-sponsored poll to rename Industrial Boulevard were released late Friday and, by an overwhelming margin, voters chose César Chávez Boulevard.

The choice to name the road for the legendary civil-rights activist who agitated on behalf of farm workers but had scant ties to Dallas is certain to stir yet more controversy over the long-disputed Trinity River project.

I can think of a few names of people who actually had an impact on Dallas, and he AIN’T one of ‘em! Are they freaking kidding?

Bredesen says Tennessee’s tilt toward McCain is changeable

As he called for a cohesive party, Bredesen said Democrats will have to work hard to convince swing voters and independents to vote for Obama, acknowledging that today, Tennessee would probably go for McCain.

“I don’t know exactly why that’s the case. Maybe it’s just the inherent conservativism of Tennessee, but I think it is very, very changeable,” he said.

Jumpin’ Jehosephat! I sure as hell hope not! Am I going to have to put a 4×8 McCain sign out on my back berm for the truckers to see? Crap! I know a few Dhimmis around here, and they are, vehemently, NOT voting for Hussein.

In Venezuela, the Newest State Business Is a Dairy

Mauricio Herrera describes himself as a devoted soldier in President Hugo Chávez’s self-styled revolution. So when oil workers opposed to Chávez went on strike in 2002, Herrera was among loyalists at the state oil company who revived production.

Now, with the government bedeviled by food shortages, Herrera has been called upon to carry out the president’s orders in an entirely different sector: milk.

“Loyalist” = enforcer! I don’t suppose it has occurred to this great fan of Chavez that HE is one of the main reasons there is a shortage?

McCain: US embassy should be in J’lem

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain used the status of Jerusalem to attack his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama on Friday, accusing his opponent of flip-flopping on the issue while affirming his own commitment to an “undivided Jerusalem.”

“I can’t react to every comment that Senator Obama makes, because it probably will change,” McCain told a crowd of supporters while campaigning in Florida. “The point is Jerusalem is undivided.”

“Jerusalem is the capital,” he continued, and, in an effort to offer a practical demonstration of his stance, suggested moving the American embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

I agree. The embassy should be in the capital. Why on earth was it in Tel Aviv? And yes, I also agree, NO dividing Jerusalem!

Kidnapped Indian oil worker escapes in Sudan

The four Indians and their driver were seized in mid-May between the Neem and Heglig oil fields in South Kordofan, a region that borders Darfur, diplomatic sources said at the time.

Khan said the escaped worker had told him the captors appeared to be disaffected locals.

“Disaffected”? Is that what they call the terrorists over there? Criminy!

I am not resigning now, says Musharraf

As Gilani Government prepares to clip his wings, embattled President Pervez Musharraf made it clear that he has no plans to resign or go into exile and will not become a ‘useless vegetable’.

“I am not going to resign. I will remain in Pakistan.

Rumours about my resignations are rubbish,” he said in his first interaction with the media after the new Government assumed office in March.

I wonder how long he is for this world? I mean seriously, they don’t tend to let folks live they don’t much care for, do they?

Violent kids could be set free by state

Law enforcement officials fear a spike in juvenile crime this summer because of a change in the way violent youths are locked up.

Juvenile Court is losing a $7million state contract to hold 350 to 400 young offenders in secure local facilities each year.

Instead, the state is taking over. While some violent offenders still will be locked up in secure state facilities outside of Shelby County, officials anticipate that the vast majority of violent youths will be placed in group homes, foster care or even sent home — supervised by electronic monitors and case managers.

Isn’t there a deserted island somewhere? Send a care package or two, otherwise, let them fend for themselves. Sending them into foster homes? Really, REALLY, bad idea! Doesn’t Memphis have enough murderous thugs running lose, without adding to them?

Excitement in France over Obama victory

According to Samuel Solvit, president of France’s support committee for Barack Obama, the French have not been this excited about America since they shipped over the Statue of Liberty in 1885.

Obamania has gripped most of Europe. But the enthusiasm is particularly striking in France. This is where the disenchantment with U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration has been the most vocal. And this is where the Continent’s largest community of African immigrants and their descendants live.

Well, yeah…..Marxists do tend to support Marxist. However, freedom loving folks….DON’T! Besides, what has France done for the world, other than really GOOD FOOD, and some terrific art museums? Oh yeah, hairy armpits and body odor!

‘Sharks are hunting humans’

SCIENTISTS fear packs of bull sharks are now actively hunting humans for the first time after a series of horrifying attacks in the waters off a popular resort.

The theory emerged after two surfers were killed and one badly injured in a month. A fourth swimmer is missing at the Mexican seaside town, The Sun newspaper reports.

Locals fear one rogue shark is responsible but experts believe a pack of deadly bull sharks are actively targeting humans for the first time.

I say we send ‘em Congress. That would put a bad taste in their mouths and might put them off of human hunting. But then, again, Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of humans, so……

Verse of the Day

7 June 2008, 8:36 am. Comments Off. Filed under Faith.

Psalm 90:2-4

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.