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As news came of the meteor crashing in Russia, NASA sent out a press release that the meteor had absolutely nothing to do with Asteroid 2012 DA14, which came within 20 minutes of Earth.
Oh, sure, it was a smidge over 17,000 miles from our planet, but it’s more dramatic when measured in freakin’ minutes.
Anyway, everyone was still wigging out, and the one thing that really made me boil was…. the name.
Asteroid 2012 DA14
The hell?? I understand that we are rather limited in our English language and that NASA and the Astronomical Naming Union have certain guidelines for naming celestial bodies. But really, there are about 6,500 spoken languages, of which roughly 4,000 are spoken widely, and there are other alphabets we can use. Tamil has 69 characters in its alphabet! Heh, I typed ’69′. Anyway, with all the brou ha ha over the Mayan calendar, why not name it something way cool to scare the hell out of everyone? They were tracking it since February of 2012. Seems to me they missed the perfect opportunity to name it….
See? How awesome would that have been??
I swear, if they let me name astral bodies, I would do it for free.
Having lived through more than my share of hurricanes, and coming from the culture that gave y’all the word in the first place, I offer up prayers for y’all’s safety, and hope that y’all are taking plenty of precautions!!
And I really meant it when I say “taking ALL precautions”.
Take care, stay safe, and above all, do NOT become a Rider of the Storm!!
My mother is a very wise woman. Most mothers tend to be. They rely on personal experience to guide us into making our personal decisions. Sometimes, the advice may come from another less sound source, let’s just say. While she was here for a visit, the females in the family begin to speak of female things regarding our female offspring. Keep in mind, the distaff side was in conference away from members who, shall we say, have medical experience to back up their opinions. Anyway, the subject turned to taking better care of one’s skin, particularly acne-prone skin. Sister #2 (for reference, I am oldest, so I am #1…heh!) suggested using calamine lotion at night. It never seemed to work for me, but my acne was more severe than the teens’ in the family, so I didn’t disagree. Sister #3 suggested toothpaste. Ok, now I was at a loss, but whatever. And our mom, a Wise Latina™, suggested a concoction of ginger and onions boiled in milk.
Obscure reference for your reading pleasure.
Where in hell did my mother ever come up with this??? I mean, I had acne, all the girls in the family did, and not once did she ever consider even buying special cleansers or taking us to the dermatologist, much less come up with this evil potion. So I asked her where she got that from, and she said (I kid you not), “Oh, that’s what Mama always made for every malady. If you have cramps, you drink it. If you have acne, you apply it to your face after washing, if you have a cut, you pour it over it. It’s a cure-all.”
Ugh….ginger and onions boiled in milk. It makes me rather glad I suffered with acne. The alternative hardly bears thought.
And what old wives’ tales have y’all experienced? I bet nothing like this, huh?
We at Casa de Aggie are big fans of Nikola Tesla.
And Edison can suck it!
Ah yes…the perfect thing. Well, not really perfect, as in “without faults”, but more along the lines of the picture that comes to mind when you think of a generalized item. For example, when I think of “cookie”, I think of this:
Mmmmm….chocolatey goodness. And yet, it is not my favorite cookie.
Don’t you dare call me a heretic.
Anyway, some things are obvious to most of us. We envision a cup of coffee as being dark and steaming, even though we may drink it with milk or creamer, or iced. When someone says “french fries”, we picture a red carton of fries from McDonald’s, even though we may actually prefer to eat the waffle ones from Chick-Fil-A.
But when it comes to BOOZE*, it’s different. Hubby may very well picture a bottle of scotch, whereas I picture a margarita. His may be closer than mine to a quintessential item, but it may be that since I don’t drink it often, it doesn’t come to mind when someone asks. Personal preference will out.
So, our question today is, what is the quintessential HOOKER* and the quintessential BOOZE*??
*Yes, still trying to get G0000000000gle results in our favor. It’s shameless, but it works
It never fails. This is asked at least once a week. And no one can ever supply a satisfactory answer. Experts have weighed in on the subject, have supplied their own opinions on the subject, and yet, no one can come to an agreement. So I ask you….
Do you put ketchup on your steak???
Inquiring minds NEED to know!!!
I swear, just when you think the liberals can’t dig further to China, one comes out of the manure pile to prove me wrong. I’m referring to the ramblings writings scratchings droolings ramblings of George Monbiot, out favoritest moonbat. He writes in The Guardian (no linkage, as it makes me feel…. dirty):
Let’s Take The Housing Fight to Wealthy Owners With Empty Spare Rooms
Those who insist on under occupying their homes should be forced to pay for the priviledge, or take in a charity lodger.
No, that isn’t a bunch of typos. That was the byline for Georgie Moonbat’s article at The Guardian. Luckily, a reader at The Telegraph caught a screenshot. And why would you need a screenshot, you ask? Well, because someone at The Guardian woke up and scrubbed it, replacing it with this byline:
The hidden truth about our housing crisis is that it is driven by under-occupation
Wow…what a subtle change. From “force to pay for the priviledge” of actually OWNING your own home, to ZOMG!! “the hidden truth” and “under-occupation”. Seriously, this idiot is advocating that owners essentially give up what they have rightly earned to others who have not. And why?? Because Moonbat believes that housing is a common resource, like oh, I don’t know…. federal lands? public roads? public parks? Shit if I know. I’m not British. Or a Moonbat. In Georgie’s Moonbattery World, he believes, and I am NOT making this up, that it was a mistake to allow the Market, and the Market alone, to determine who gets what. Here in the USA, we call that opportunity. Georgie calls it thievery:
Either we ensure that it is used wisely and fairly, or we allow its distribution to become the starkest expression of inequality. The UK appears to have chosen the second option. We have allowed the market, and the market alone, to decide who gets what – which means that families in desperate need of bigger homes are crammed together in squalid conditions, while those who have more space than they know what to do with face neither economic nor social pressure to downsize
Ahhhh….fairness and equality. The buzzwords of the Leftards. Gawd, can’t y’all come up with something better??? This shit is beyond tired and old. Hell, this shit is fast becoming coprolitic.
So, you first, Georgie. Tell me where you live, and I promise that, for food and shelter, I will make sure you have fresh Depends available on your nightstand.
The Telegraph has a great piece on Moonie. And as usual, the comments are snarkilicious
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.
“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
“It’s hard once such a programme is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”
“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”
“The size, the percentage of corn particularly, which is now being (used for) first generation ethanol definitely has an impact on food prices.
“The competition with food prices is real.”
Fuck you, Al Gore. And fuck all of you who backed him in this bullshit. For years we’ve been shouted down, called stupid and anti-science for saying the very things he’s now admitting.
There’s not one person in this country who this policy has not cost money. Why can’t we sue him for damages. This wasn’t a mistake, he wasn’t led astray by bad science. At one point he admits the fraud when he talks about getting in bed with Iowa farmers.
Ok, I was just going to leave well enough alone with the Chuck Norris video, but damn…this is just too good to pass up, y’all!!!
Al Gore has had some tough breaks — like losing the presidency after getting more votes than the other guy — but the noted environmentalist achieved a singular honor last week, becoming the first vice president to have a Los Angeles school named after him.
And, fittingly, the school will be devoted to environmental themes.
But as in the 2000 election, there’s a catch. Critics say the campus’ location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.
As if that wasn’t ironic enough, he plays second fiddle to none other than evirowacko Rachel Carson: The Carson- Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences. Am I the only one who notices a few little things, like naming another school after a live pol, and replacing the top soil after building the school, to the tune of $4 million? Or that class instruction will center around recycling, “research”, and beach clean-ups? Can you say “indoctrination“, boys and girls? YES, WE CAN!!!
You have to wonder about a principal who is excited about having an organic garden at his school, with allegedly contaminated soil, though. No links were harmed during this post, but they can be found through Drudge at the L.A. Times.
India Forms New Climate Change Body
Yes, I know…still towing the AGW line. But wait for it….
India has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr R K Pachauri.