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calendar   Wednesday - August 03, 2011

never mind what you say. watch what you think as well.

We are the world?

The whole world has changed since you and I were youngsters.
And not I think for the better.
And a whole lot worse since 9/11.

I read 1984 when I was very young and I know many of you did as well, because some of you have said so.  But I thought at the time that is was just good fiction and scary fiction at that.  But fiction nonetheless.
Well, times sure have changed.  If the 2011 version of 1984 isn’t political correctness, I guess I’ve lost the thread and don’t know what is.

In Norway, after the murders of all those people, the prime minister called on the country’s leadership to “show restraint” in their public speeches with regard to immigration and related problems.  It’s been suggested that he was referring to the often (as elsewhere) heated arguments on that very touchy subject.

In an address to his parliament, he suggested that after the mass killings of July 22, people needed to reflect on … “what we have thought, said and written.”

Uh huh well.  Things are getting scarier by the day now.  Yeah, I suppose folks need to be somewhat smarter then me when suggesting ways of problem solving.
But somehow the message I got from his remarks were less to do with the sort of uncivilized thinking and solutions as championed by folks like myself, and more to do with what I think is his deep seated liberal desire to actually control a person’s thoughts (or alter them) and the speech that might follow those thoughts. And the same with the written word.  In short …. please let us not be too critical about immigration legal or otherwise as it might incite and inflame.  Lets not talk out loud about the things that bother us, as it may bother the sensitivities of some minority or other.  Think pure thoughts and write kind words. Lets all hold hands and sing …

“We are the world”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/03/2011 at 05:18 PM   
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Meatloaf, still great after all these years

He sparked worry amongst his fans when he fainted mid-performance during a concert in Pittsburgh last Thursday, and collapsed again after a gig in New Jersey on Sunday.

The 63-year-old singer passed out backstage following his set, and had to be given oxygen.

Fortunately, the singer recovered after 10 minutes on the breathing apparatus and did not require any further assistance, according to TMZ.

The Bat out of Hell singer - real name Marvin Lee Aday - suffers from asthma and collapsed while singing his hit I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) in Pittsburgh last Thursday. He managed to finish the show, despite lying unconscious on the floor for 10 minutes surrounded by aides.

He made light of the incident before performing Paradise by the Dashboard Light, saying: “I ******* fainted. I have asthma, I can’t breathe.

“Oh wait, I forgot. I got poked by a pin and bled half to death, and then I got slapped in the face and my tooth is loose.”

Meat Loaf’s publicist Maureen O’Connor said: “He hadn’t been feeling well the past few days as his asthma had been bothering him. He fainted on stage and got back up and did the rest of the show. We’re happy he’s okay.”

Source: Meatloaf collapses on-stage

Just for fun, I include a couple of Meatloaf song; This is from the late 70s.

This is from 2003: Note that he’s lost weight and cut his hair.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/03/2011 at 01:51 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 02, 2011

Mr Busy

I just got back from driving across 2 counties to get to the cable TV office. Had to get a new box for the new HD service we signed up for on the phone. “You can save the $35 installation fee if you come to our office and pick up a box”, says the sales guy, “just stop in anytime and give them your account number.” So I drove there yesterday, a 50 mile round trip. No boxes. Say what?
“Lotta people be axin about them”, says the service clerk when I got there, “I don’t know why. I got a whole list of people wanting one of them boxes. The other girl, she got a big list too.”
Gosh, could it be because your company advertises 24 hours a day, and the price right now is just a tiny bit more than the old style basic plan?
I was a mite peeved, so the _omcas_ cable company got an email from me when I got home, saying they’d better get squared away. “The number one rule of business is ‘Never make it hard for the customer to give you money’; your office in ****borough needs to shape up.” That was last night. 11 o’clock this morning I get a phone call. “We have your new cable box.” Well. Fine. I’ll be right down. This time there was less traffic, and I think it’s a little cooler today.

That should only take a minute to install. Then I get can back to staining and finishing those cafe doors my customer wants installed. Nice rig, that. The doors are 1 1/2” thick clear oak with louvers. Heavy duty. They’re going to look awesome when I’m done. And I did a bit of wheeling and dealing, and got the heftier ones from the new supplier for the old price, so I saved my customer almost $100 bottom line. Good Drew.

Ok, break’s over. Back to work.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/02/2011 at 06:26 PM   
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Strokin’ redux

I know. I’ve posted this before. What I’ve never done is tell the story of how my wife and me first encountered the song.

Many years ago, we used to frequent bars with live bands. One of our favorite bands was a local group called ‘The Dinosaurs’. They covered oldies, a sprinkling of their own, which we loved but apparently never hit the top 40.

We’d been married two or three years, and we were at a nightclub that The Dinosaurs were playing. We’d already spent an hour dancing their covers of 60s and 70s hits, when they did Strokin’.

That was different! The lead singer came out wearing a kilt. And we found out what’s under the kilt. He had a huge strap-on dildo, which he stroked during the song.

I had to check if my wife was upset/offended, but she laughing louder than most of crowd. Especially the time the lead singer was ‘Strokin’’ and a drunk young woman pulled her top down. There was something in that dildo he was strokin’ because he ‘stroked’ all over her.

Well, at that point, I took my wife to the dance floor, though I must admit, both of us were laughing too hard to actually dance.

So, now you why I like this song.

It’s a shame, I believe the Dinosaurs broke up and retired in late 90s.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/02/2011 at 12:29 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 01, 2011

She’s a Mystery Girl

Okay folks! Who is this? I’ll just give a small hint: the photo is about thirty years old.

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When you all give up, let me know!


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/01/2011 at 10:45 PM   
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Monday Motivators

Sorry. I keep telling myself to do this, but what with normal problems, abnormal problems (wife’s mother just died) I’ve been preoccupied.

Anyway, nothing has changed:

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Haven’t actually watched any of the Twilight shows. I think this is about Twilight:

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is looking hot.  I might even let her stake me. After I ‘stake’ her, of course.
Meanwhile, it might be a good idea to review how to reach a man, for staking, or other pleasures:

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That’s right ladies. We give you atrociously expensive French perfumes, and all we ask in return is bacon.

And finally, the requisite ‘boobies’ post. Posted below the fold (just to keep BMEWS R-rated)

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/01/2011 at 09:37 PM   
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britain at war … a real one … august 1st, 1941

Every day for the last few years, The Telegraph has been running a reproduction, reduced in size of course, of the lead stories and page leading up to and then including events of the 2nd World War. 
Usually they are short and just the bare bone headlines and comments.  They are really very interesting and I think it’s a good way to present history.
Today’s war story is from August 1st, but it’s not the phony war in Libya 2011, where modern planes, unopposed, are now strafing and bombing TV stations.
Really.  You couldn’t make this up.
The newspaper and radio news say that attacks were made against Transmitters and the TV stations to, “PROTECT CIVILIANS.” So help me that is exactly word for word the quote.  Oh, and a chief commander, a general who defected from Gaddafi forces and was leading the folks who previously were called rebels but are now officially recognized by Brits and French as .... the Provisional Libyan Government, well the general was shot dead by ..... wanna guess?  anyone?

Hard Line Muslims! Now see ... there’s something right away wrong with that news report because the muzzies fighting against Gaddafi are supposed to be only the good muzzies.  Not those other rop lice farms. 

So then ..... it’s August 1st .... 1941 for awhile.  This is a very interesting read.  It isn’t available on line.  I called the Telegraph and spoke to someone there and they very kindly emailed me the following, which btw took me more then an hour to lay out as close to the way they had it as possible here.  And I also had to do it twice due to a goof I made.  I have no idea what is meant by Japan’s “medical condition” unless it was a typesetting error at the paper. I have reproduced it here exactly as sent to me. Enjoy.

BRITAIN AT WAR


The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post LONDON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1941

U.S. MOVE IN ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST AXIS

ROOSEVELT SETS UP DEFENCE BOARD

INTENSIFIED Anglo–American economic warfare against the Axis and its associates, including Japan, is the primary purpose of the appointment by President Roosevelt tonight of a United States Economic Defence Board.

The Board, which is headed by the Vice–President, Mr. Henry Wallace, will maintain close contact with the British Ministry of Economic Warfare. 

The establishment of the Board follows the issue of a blacklist of Axis firms in South America and neutral countries, and the embargoes against Japan.

A notable change which the President’s executive order makes is to give administrative authority to the Vice President.

Vice Presidents usually do nothing but preside over the Senate. But Mr. Wallace is looked upon by many as a Presidential possibility, and it was politically desirable to give him an important defence post that would keep him in the public eye.

SERVICE CONFERENCES

The frequency with which the President is calling in his naval and military advisors for consultation on the critical developments in the Far East is arousing especial interest in Washington because of the widely known Service opinion on Japan’s present medical condition.

Service chiefs do not advise the President on policy, but can assume as a hypothesis that a certain policy has been accepted and proceed from that to draw conclusions on how events would work out.

The hypothesis on which the Service departments are now working is that the United States would resist any attack on the Dutch East Indies by Japan.

The possibility of such an attack has been publicly referred to by the President himself when he stated that Japan has been allowed to purchase American oil in an effort to prevent it.

Thus, if a contrary policy is followed and the economic weapons recently acquired by the President are used to clamp down a tight oil embargo, a Japanese attack may be anticipated.

There are some officials who feel that a loaded economic gun should be pointed towards Japan, but should not yet be fired. Others urge that the sooner it is fired the better. 

This is where the view of the Service experts becomes interesting. They start from the assumption that Japan is the third most war–weary nation in the world today, only Italy and Spain being more so. Her resources are strained and her armed forces dangerously extended.

By a great effort her army might be increased to 66 divisions, but that is held to be the limit. Even if 10 extra divisions can be sent to Siberia the Japanese forces would not be as great as the Russians, whose Siberian army is thought to comprise 30 divisions.

A drive southward might appear more promising, therefore, to Tokyo.

But Japanese warplanes are not as modern as the British, Dutch and American aircraft in that area, and her first–line strength is not placed higher than 2,000 or 3,000.

Her chief difficulty, however, is oil. If no oil can be imported and vigorous combatant work has to be undertaken, aircraft, mechanised equipment and naval vessels will use up Japan’s reserves rapidly.

This constitutes another reason for attack on the Dutch East Indies.

But naval forces engaged in such an attack would be operating far from their bases, and the land forces available are comparatively small, while bombing attacks would amount to suicide excursions, since interception would be possible both from Malaya and the Philippines.

In other words, always assuming that the United States is ready to engage in a shooting war, a Japanese attack on the Dutch East Indies would be a gamble with the dice loaded against Japan. 

It is possible that the bombing of the gunboat Tutuila may have been deliberately designed to test American opinion. If so, Tokyo cannot have derived any satisfaction from the result, since the immediate reaction of Congress as well as one of the Administration was one of vigorous protest.

Copyright: Telegraph Group Ltd


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/01/2011 at 06:03 PM   
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NEEDS NO EXPLANATION

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/01/2011 at 04:06 PM   
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Nothing Ever Changes


1967:

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My bet is that this went through. But just for a bit of perspective, the amount the USA borrowed to help finance the 2010 budget - $1.4 trillion - is more than 4 times the entire national debt of 1967. Seems to me that we’ve been overspending for a mighty damn long time.




graphic from Ed Thelen’s web page, home to more Nike missile info than you ever thought possible.



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2011 at 02:57 PM   
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$450 FINE FOR THE WRONG NO SMOKING SIGN. MOONBATS AT WORK

Well, I guess some Brits have proven that it isn’t just Americans who can be dumb.  And I very much doubt that any American authority would act in this way and plumb to this sort of stupidity.  But then, ya never know for certain in today’s pc world.

What do ya make of this?
Take a look.

batbatbatbatbatbatbat


Pub landlady hit with £300 fine for displaying homemade no-smoking signs

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

A pub landlady who put up handwritten ‘No Smoking’ posters while waiting for official signs to arrive has been taken to court and ordered to pay nearly £300.

Inspectors who visited Dawn Lemm’s pub – the Judge and Jury in Colwyn Bay, North Wales – discovered she had violated regulations which decree that No Smoking signs must be rectangular with the shortest side at least 6.3in long.

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Inspectors discovered the pub’s landlady had violated regulations which decree that No Smoking signs must be rectangular with the shortest side at least 6.3in long

Nor did her posters bear ‘a graphic representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar which crosses the cigarette symbol’.

Miss Lemm, 39, was given a £150 fixed penalty which she declined to pay. At Llandudno magistrates court she admitted failing to ensure proper signs were displayed and was fined £150 with £120 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge.

Last night she called the decision ‘ridiculous’.

SEE SOME COMMENTS HERE AT THE SOURCE


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/01/2011 at 07:33 AM   
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