Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
This past Saturday evening was the 129th meeting of the Gridiron Club Dinner, a white-jacket event which is hosted by the créme de la créme of the Washington press corps.
I’ve always wondered about this club. It’s odd to have members of the press in an exclusive and elite club, when they are supposed to be open about everything. But whatever.
Anyway, the evening’s headliner was none other than Secretary of State John Kerry. In a moment of rare clarity, Monsieur Kerry delivered the ultimate burn to erstwhile king of news, CNN.
During a humorous and well-received speech, Kerry, the evening’s headliner, said that CNN’s John King had asked if the former Massachusetts Senator was considering another presidential bid in 2016.
Kerry’s response: “I am out of politics — and based on the ratings, so is CNN.”
And though mon cher Kerry wasn’t the only one to zing CNN, he was the most devastating. I must say, it was rather funny to see le bete noire Kerry beat down the channel that propped him up in the first place. A blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while, I guess.
Then again, it doesn’t take a lot of effort or fight to kick an opponent when he is on life support, either.
Look at that. It’s Friday and time for the Open Thread.
Today’s OT deals with entitlement. Specifically, that young woman who felt the need to sue her parents after storming out of her home in a huff.
I’m not a fan, as you can tell. I read an interview with her father, a former police chief, who claimed he was a very liberal parent, and only wished HIS parents had been so lenient.
Hey, Chief Barbrady, that is WHY your spawn felt the want to sue your ass.
I don’t care about this family at all. They all deserve each other. As far as I’m concerned, the parents should pay for her shit as punishment for raising such a princess, and in return, she should be forced to go to a public school in Trenton and state college.
What fitting punishment would you give them??
This weekend amid the heart wrenching hells of Venezuela, Ukraine, Syria, Thailand, and God only knows how many other countries, comes some good news. First off, Alec Baldwin is just plain givin’ up.
He’s just tired of being hounded by the “Gay Department of Justice”, y’all. He is tired of fighting TMZ photogs and wants to quit public life, so logically he is leaving NYC to move to LA, you know, home of TMZ and Hollywood.
Logic is not his friend.
On the heels of that bit of serendipity, comes the news that Piers Morgan’s show has been given the axe. And I don’t mean rank deodorant, which in hind sight would have been an improvement. I guess viewers of all political and ideological leanings got tired of his condescending schtick. Sure didn’t help that he came to a country that beat his own with muskets, either. And I am sure that being a know-it-all didn’t fly well, especially in view of his many phone hacking scandals during his time as a tabloid editor back in UK. Common manners dictate that you don’t shit on your host’s welcome mat.
As to the third, we can only speculate on who it could be. Personally, I’m kinda hoping it’s the entire cast of The View
Amazing how even dumb laws not only get passed, but stay on the books past their use.
Take my fair state. I love Texas, but sometimes you have to shake your head at some of the laws to which we still abide. Did you know that it is still illegal to take more than three sips of beer while standing?
Anyone been to a club or bar lately??
There are laws against sitting on the sidewalk, selling Limburger cheese, and if you steal cattle, you can STILL get hanged. By the way, people are hanged, inanimate objects are hung (SYWM!!!). In San Antonio, it is still illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation.
Anyone been to a club or bar lately??
I understand that some of these were enacted in a different time, but Limburger???
What are some weird or stupid laws in your corner of the world? And have you bent it?
I love perusing the social-site-with-faces. I get to see the funny stuff, get news links with you know, ACTUAL NEWS, updates about family and friends, and of course, the requisite LSD-fueled screeds that just make my mornings.
This Monday’s entry is from none other than the Puffy Ho®. Y’all can go look for it. I can’t link it here. I just showered and we are under water restrictions. Again. Anyway, it is titled, 12 Reasons Why Obama is One of the Best Presidents Ever.
Quit laughing. I haven’t even started fisking it yet. He begins with duality.
With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America’s first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the job, regardless of race or age.
Uh huh. So you are happy a black guy won but it has NOTHING to do with race. Got it.
He goes on to say that sure, the Prez has had a few missteps, just like any other president. He says that after he claims the predecessor was a “colossal failure”, ok? And then, hilarity ensues.
1-- He is one for The People.
As long as “The People” means his campaign contributors and apologists, sure.
2-- He is for civil rights.
Tell that to those still screaming for same sex marriage, to the whistleblowers who are in hiding for outing the NSA, and TEA Party members being given a colonoscopy by the IRS.
3-- He is for one race -the human race.
I did snarf at this. Thoughts of George Zimmerman, Sgt. James Crowley, the people threatened by the Black Panthers all come to mind. And if you think of that too, then you’re RACIST!!!
4-- He is for a healthcare system that brings hope and healing to the hurting.
But you can’t hope to keep your insurance or your doctor.
5-- He is for the middle class.
Sorry, I can’t help it. Better to laugh than to think of the total debt accruing on the middle class’ shoulders.
6-- He is for women’s rights.
Meanwhile not a peep from him regarding the vile comments made at conservative women, such as Sarah Palin. But Hera forbid anyone take a swipe at Sandra Fluke and her $3,000 contraception.
7-- He is for doing away with pomp and circumstance.
Golfing, million dollar vacations, and monthly concerts by hip musicians do not count. And the Greek columns couldn’t be reached for comment.
8-- He is for the environment.
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m still waiting for the oceans to recede and the planet to heal.
9-- He is for veterans.
This, as he makes suggestions to change the benefits and attempts to charge them for their healthcare. This, as he shuts them out of their own memorial. By the way, how many brass have been fired now??
10-- He is for peace.
Syria, the Arab Spring, Iran, Afghanistan, Benghazi…..
11-- He is for education.
Common Core, anyone?
12-- He is for entertaining the masses.
TOTUS could not be reached for comment.
If y’all feel like reading the article, it’s under The Blog at the Puffy Ho®. But best be prepared to spew your drink and take a long shower afterwards.
Because you’ll need it. That, or liquor. Whatever gets you through the day.
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with the family of diplomat killed in Afghanistan. The families of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith couldn’t be reached for comment.
Rochester, NY, decides to spit on history. I mean, what the shit did we fight the Brits for again?
Californians are A-OK with being subjects. Screw that “liberty” crap and pass them more weed.
Here, have a happy.
I do like her shoes. They make me happy. Hope y’all have a good one!
I am ashamed to report that not even my alma mater, Texas A&M University, is safe from the evuls of diversity.
Last week, several students at Texas A&M took to their Senate to object to having a portion of their student fees pay for the Gay and Lesbian Students Association. Personally, I don’t care if my school has such a student group. I believe in freedom of association, after all. However, some students did not wish to have their fees go to fund a group that goes against their religious beliefs.
See where I am going with this?
Anyway, the Senate voted 70-65 to approve ‘The Religious Funding Exemption Bill’, which states:
“While it can be argued that many services are a worthy use of funds in order to provide an opportunity for academic success at Texas A&M, it is reasonable for students to object to a use of their own money that they feel violates their religious conscience. The broad varieties of religious views expressed by students are equally important, and the variety of services they disagree with should be treated with equal importance.”
How about that? Actually observing and enforcing the First Amendment, which this being a state school, they have to actually, you know, OBSERVE AND ENFORCE. Had TAMU been a private university, it would have been different. But never underestimate the power of
idiots ignorance academia diversity. While the Senate can approve or disapprove a bill, the Student President has final veto, and guess what he did?
Texas A&M Student Body President John Claybrook [on Friday] ‘confidently’ vetoed a very controversial measure approved yesterday by the student senate which allows Aggies to withhold the portion of their student activity fee which would go to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Student Center.
Because the needs of the many never outweigh the needs of the weepy few.
“This has caused great harm to our reputation and to the students who feel disenfranchised by the bill,” he wrote in a message.
Never mind the hundreds he just disenfranchised in the name of his goddess, Diversity. Gay trumps every time.
“This damage must stop today. Texas A&M students represent our core value of respect exceptionally, and I am proud of the family at this university. Now, more than ever, is the time to show great resolve and come together, treating each other like the family that we are.“
Just how is squelching someone’s religious freedoms showing respect? I don’t know about y’all, but in my family, no one agrees with anything, not even when it comes to Coke™ versus Pepsi™. This dickwrinkle believes that in order to show respect, you must trump one group above others. When I attended A&M, some of us decided to form a “dead group”, for archaeology. Guess what? We got NO FUNDING from the student fees. We had to raise our own funds to do anything. Why can’t they, as well?
This student president may claim to espouse Texas A&M as a family, but he has no idea what being an Aggie means. He barely cuts it as a 2%er. I hope all of the disenfranchised religious groups appeal, and bring to light the roaches pushing politically correct diversity down their throats.
It never ends. It’s Spring Break here and I have not had a moment’s peace, until Nomstress showed up yesterday. And no, I still can’t drink, so she got my share. Anyway, this week has given me its share of irritation. First, I had some people on the social-site-with-faces ask ME why in the world I would ever NEED a gun.
No, I am not kidding.
I was patient, and explained that I was fighting for a RIGHT, not a NEED. It didn’t register at all. So, I moved on from that, only to be informed by the
libtardic colostomy bag “friend” that it was nice that I “had seen the light” about guns being evil. This is where I politely informed him that it was time he “saw the light” and put down the fork that was making him rotund. BAM!! Entire conversation deleted.
Second, I had a friend complain that the new Pope was “too Catholic”. This is truly baffling. In her world view, since this is a world church, the Pope should be voted on by people of all faiths. Excuse me, but what part of ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH do you not understand? I asked her if I should be able to vote on the coming Caliphate, or perhaps on the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama. She informed me that that was different, because since I am not of those races, I should not have an opinion. After informing her that Islam is not a race, nor is Tibetan, she was at a loss to refute, resorting to the trope of “conservatives are racist”. I told her that my Puerto Rican heritage was offended. BAM!! Conversation deleted.
These are people with graduate degrees, and proof that higher education, and public education at large, does not educate. Sadly, I think we are past the point of educating the current generations. I can only hope that my children’s generation will make up for that lack.
A few months back, Eldest came to me for help on
a Language Arts an English assignment. First of all, I was THRILLED that she asked for my help. Second of all, I was flattered that she felt I would be knowledgeable enough.
Well, y’all know how kids are.
Anyway, she had to “interpret and analyze” a poem by Robert Frost, called Mowing. Now, I remember the poem from my 9th grade English class. It’s a nice poem, light and easy to follow. But what disturbed me was the teacher’s topic of discussion. She wanted the kids to analyze the sexual innuendos. At first I thought I misunderstood. But no….. the teacher wanted the students to explain how Frost was essentially writing about sex.
In a poem about a laborer cutting tall grass to make hay.
And y’all maybe wondering what I did.
Well, I told Eldest the poem was about the satisfaction of hard work, that sex had NOTHING to do with it, that that was something that Language Arts teachers began to push back in the early 1990′s, and that Robert Frost himself said the poem was about MOWING GRASS WITH A SCYTHE. Further, I told her that if the teacher had a problem with it, she could call me. She never called, and Eldest got an “A” on her paper.
Sometimes the curtains are fucking blue, but according to public education, the curtains are aliens with grape jelly golfing in a fishtank.
And people wonder why we have dumber kids now.
I never link to the NYT, so if you want to read the story, go to Drudge.
Kerry Announces $250 Million in U.S. Aid for Egypt
Seriously. what the SHIT?? Prez Obama promised that shithole ONE BILLION DOLLARS. This is the first disbursement. Meanwhile, in the Land of Reality I like to call the United States of America, he is implementing Sequestration.
The aid announced Sunday consists of two parts. One is a $190 million infusion for Egypt’s budget intended to address what Mr. Kerry said was the country’s “extreme needs.” That assistance has already been approved by Congress.
Mr. Kerry also pledged $60 million for the creation of a fund to support small businesses, which will provide “direct support to key engines of democratic change in Egypt, including Egypt’s entrepreneurs and its young people.”
“Extreme needs”?? What exactly is that? And supporting small businesses??
How about supporting OUR small businesses first? How about meeting the extreme needs of Americans still without a place of their own after Hurricane Sandy? How about meeting the extreme needs of people who have to work two jobs because their hours were cut due to the implementation of Obamacare? Or how about meeting the needs of those being furloughed during Sequestration???
We are essentially funding them to hate us. Well, fuck that on a stick with sauce. They can hate us for free.