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calendar   Wednesday - May 22, 2013

Ghost Eraser Go

A Picture For My Mom


Because she couldn’t always understand the lyrics either.



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His dad the mechanic is called Pops
and his girlfriend the helicopter pilot is named Trixie.





graphic stolen from Theo’s. Wretched pun developed all by myself because it’s late at night. If you didn’t grow up on 1960s cartoons you won’t get this at all.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/22/2013 at 01:19 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 21, 2013

I Got Dick

Worse ... or better, depending on your view ... I got a Dick Replacement Kit, since there was no more good dick to be had.


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A lying lion. Original artwork by Her Weasleness.



Thanks Stoaty!


Besides, I already have my own dick. You can get them at Amazon you know. Damn, you can get everything at Amazon!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/21/2013 at 05:37 PM   
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An Odd Bit Of Scrap

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Another Guess That Tank, only without the ... ornamentation.

Yes, this means that All Is Forgiven. Mostly.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/21/2013 at 01:25 PM   
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Mr. Squeegee

Another window job today, a short one. Back in about 2 hours.

links to keep you busy, and annoyed at your “beneficent” government ...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/20/tax-exempt-obama-foundation-doesnt-exist-at-listed-addresses/
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/05/a_smoking_gun_in_irs_scandal.html
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/05/confirmed_white_house_counsel_knew_of_tea_party_targeting_weeks_ago.html
http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/it-can-happen-here/
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/obama_admits_he_socialist_pW7TL907rIGq7SyJCYLBoN


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/21/2013 at 01:17 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 20, 2013

ten times a goddess

Judge Jeanine Pirro connects the dots and gets out her whip. She is Dicaeosyne, the goddess of righteousness and justice.

OMG, OMG. I take it back ... she’s ten times a goddess.



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Are we done playing yet?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/20/2013 at 02:05 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 19, 2013

yup

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And now for the obvious: you betcha.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/19/2013 at 01:16 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 18, 2013

As Time Goes By

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The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, “America’s Environmental Flagship” turned 44 yesterday.

I visited this ship in Nyack NY when it was pretty much brand new. I guess I was 9 or 10 at the time.

Good old Pete Seeger, his wife, and his band of merry madmen did a tremendous job in the 60s and 70s raising awareness, community organizing, and spearheading efforts to get the Hudson River cleaned up. Things there are so much better now than when I was a little kid and the Hudson was thought of as an Industrial River, which meant it was a toxic sludge fest. It isn’t pristine yet, and probably never will be, but amazing progress has been made. So good for them. And it is a pretty little ship, built along the lines of the shallow draft river schooners of the 19th century.

See? No reason Conservatives can’t be pro-environment; generally we are. It’s just that sometimes - no, take that back, ALMOST ALWAYS - the greenies go too far.  Modernize and protect the nuclear power plants, don’t shut them down. Fracking for gas is a great idea, but make sure the wells are properly sealed and try to use pre-existing deep groundwater if you can. See? Conservative Conservation: “moderation in all things”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/18/2013 at 03:19 PM   
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Spare Me

No, not another bowling post.

Just a reminder to check the air in your spare tire. I’ve got one of those awful high pressure min-spares in the bottom of my trunk. I hadn’t checked it in several years. “Inflate to 60 PSI” it says on the tire. The gauge said it was at 16 PSI. Glad I never had to use it; it’s aggravating replacing a flat with a flat.

Otay, another dreary Saturday with not-quite raining weather. Time to do exciting housework!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/18/2013 at 01:34 PM   
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calendar   Friday - May 17, 2013

DNA debunks longstanding theory that Europe’s first advanced culture was from Africa

I’m doing a quick snatch and grab and post first because it’s interesting but honestly I am not up to much today and dog bone tired. Up since 3am or thereabouts.

Wife somewhat disoriented last day or two but coming around now.  Had medics here last two days, so things show promise but not back to normal.

She has a spinal fracture causing much pain, but reaction to many pills played havoc with her system.  So on her own she just stopped taking any of them cold turkey. That it turns out was a mistake but it’s done and she has taken solids for the first time in three days and is finally able to sit up.  So I am much preoccupied as you will imagine.

I booted to check mail and to send in a request to my doc for Rx and naturally had to check what the papers say and what is happening here.
Drew is pulling weight for us both. 

So, I found this. No way not to share.  I don’t know if it is absolutely true . You decide. Be sure to see the link.


The Minoans were Caucasian: DNA debunks longstanding theory that Europe’s first advanced culture was from Africa

British archaeologists who in 1900 discovered the Minoan culture believed they were from Libya or Egypt
The Minoan civilisation arose on Crete in the 27th century BC and flourished until the 15th century BC

By Damien Gayle

DNA analysis has debunked the longstanding theory that the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established Europe’s first advanced Bronze Age culture, were from Africa.

The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately the 27th century BC and flourished for 12 centuries until the 15th century BC.

But the culture was lost until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed its remains on Crete in 1900, where he found vestiges of a civilisation he believed was formed by refugees from northern Egypt.

Modern archaeologists have cast doubt on that version of events, and now DNA tests of Minoan remains suggests they were descended from ancient farmers who settled the islands thousands of years earlier.

These people, it is believed, are from the same stock that came from the East to populate the rest of Europe.

Evans set to work on Crete in 1900 with a team of archaeologists soon after the island was liberated from the yoke of the Ottoman empire, almost immediately unearthing a great palace.

He named the civilisation he discovered after the legendary Greek king Minos and, based on likenesses between Minoan artifacts and those from Egypt and Libya, proposed that its founders migrated into the area from North Africa.

Since then, other archaeologists have suggested that the Minoans may have come from other regions, possibly Turkey, the Balkans, or the Middle East.

But now a joint U.S. and Greek team has made a mitochondrial DNA analysis of Minoan skeletal remains to determine the likely ancestors of the ancient people.

Mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of cells, contain their own DNA, or genetic code, and because mitochondrial DNA is passed down from mothers to their children via the human egg, it contains information about maternal ancestry.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL OF IT


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/17/2013 at 04:03 PM   
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An invention that does work

The Welch’s Easy Squeeze bottle cap.

I’m not sure when it hit the market, but here is a new picture I just took. It’s from a jam jar we’ve had around here for several months.

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Welch’s has these tops on their plastic squeeze bottles of “Natural” “spread”. Not quite as chunky as preserves, more fruit filled than jam or jelly. You don’t need a knife to dig the stuff out and spread it around. Upend the bottle and give it a gentle squeeze, and the perfect amount of product is dispensed. 3 passes covers a slice of bread, and you’re halfway to making a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Enough spread for great taste, but not so much that it drips out the sides. And perfectly even distribution. The cap stays pretty clean, not getting loaded up with dried up jam too quickly.

Neat idea. I’m at least partially confident that I’m the first blogger to focus on the cap, although others have favorably reviewed the product before.

So I’m marking my calendar to see how long it takes the UK Mail Online to steal my post.

Just a little tongue in cheek reminder that the Great Professional Media has become a lot like the blogosphere that has become a lot like it. Bloggers borrow from each other left and right, but the nicer ones always link back. It’s not called the Samizdat Network for nothing. But it’s that kind of borrowing that has the Old Media types all uppity. Those copy cat bloggers in pajamas! Yet obviously, they do it too.

For purposes of full disclosure, I am currently fully dressed and sitting at the computer in my own library. I’m not sure if I even own a pair of pajamas any more, and blogging from my mother’s basement would be a cold and damp affair. Plus spiders. Ewwww!!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 03:32 PM   
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Total Steal

Naughty naughty UK Mail online. Did a fun “silly old inventions” post today that is a total steal from several blogger’s posts from years ago.

Naturally the blogs weren’t given any credit whatsoever. Not that the bloggers had them as new content; those “old stuff” pics are out there by the millions, and go around and around.

Pretty lame, Mail. We ought to expect better from the “professionals”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 02:53 PM   
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high revs: fingers say OW

Ouch, my hand is pretty sore today. I’m trying to learn a new release for bowling, to get a stronger reaction from the ball. I picked up one of those “robo-brace” style wrist supports, a hinged metal gizmo appropriately named a ... gizmo. They let you get under the ball more easily, and they also allow you to turn your wrist to the inside or the outside. I matched that device with a high RPM release, which is very different than what I’m used to, because you lead with your ring finger with the index finger really splayed, and the wrist turned in enough so that the index finger is pointed to 6 o’clock throughout most of the swing. What makes it really work though is that you have to load up your middle and ring fingers in the ball so that they really snap up when you do the release. The brace is very supportive of the fingers, so they can’t flop backwards, but you still have to try to curl them as much as you can. This is a new thing for me; I’ve used a soft finger release for years.

Anyway, I threw half a dozen games and got used to it, with my scores steadily climbing from a paltry 131 to the low 200s. Elbow in, fingers through the ball at about 10 o’clock, thumb finishing at 1 o’clock on a full follow through, feeling the burn on my fingertips. That’s about what it should be, and I’m keeping my head down and forward and laying the ball right on the second arrow with just about every throw. I really can’t say if I was able to get a significant increase in my revs, but with a few adjustments to the brace I was able to get my axis angle to quite a bit more than 45° and my axis tilt to just a bit more than horizontal. In other words, I figured out how to throw the ball so that a very large part of it’s inertia was available for hooking the ball. It ought to have broken left like a shot when it hit the dry, but the best I seemed to manage was a bit better carry through the pins. Maybe the lanes were cooked; daytime conditions with tons of carrydown. Maybe I’m standing too far left; my usual position is with the point of my left shoe on the 32 board, and with this brace I was moving to the 36. So I may not be getting the reaction I want because I’m not getting the ball deep far enough into the dry, not far enough to actually find the breakpoint box, and instead staying too far inside. OTOH, maybe I don’t have the revs yet; more practice and some strength training is required. And I already know that this particular ball is drilled timidly. Instead of the abrupt “skid flip” I’m looking for, this one goes “continuous arc” down the whole lane, but worse, it does that almost entirely by flair, not by turning. It doesn’t go “out and back”. I’ve got a new ball waiting for me at the pro shop, but the guys there want to work with me to train me up for the right release before drilling the ball that way.

I might go throw 3 or 4 games this afternoon, but right now my fingers are rather sore. I’ll try standing more to the right so I can get the ball out beyond the 15 board at 45 feet. But I put the ball through that zone any number of times yesterday, and instead of a wild break I got nothing but 6 pins. The ball did nothing.

All I really want is a throw with a good strong entry angle that not only carries, but creates two opposing messengers AND has enough action so that I still can hit high pocket if my throw is off 2 or 3 boards either side at the arrows. Gee, that’s not asking too much, is it?  rolleyes

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 12:57 PM   
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Who Writes These Headlines?

Looks Like Drew Works For Fox News.

Yeah, I wish.

And owing to a sudden bout of ... symptoms ... I seem to be having today, this story sort of “hits home”. Or somewhere not too far from my heart.

Venezuela to import 50M rolls of toilet paper after government claims it’s wiped out



Aren’t there any of those Zimbabwe Trillion Dollar bank notes left? A few thousand tons of them ought to help, right?

First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper.

Blaming political opponents for the shortfall, as it does for other shortages, the embattled socialist government says it will import 50 million rolls to boost supplies.

That was little comfort to consumers struggling to find toilet paper on Wednesday.

“This is the last straw,” said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper hunting for tissue in downtown Caracas. “I’m 71 years old and this is the first time I’ve seen this.”

One supermarket visited by The Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread.

“I’ve been looking for it for two weeks,” said Cristina Ramos. “I was told that they had some here and now I’m in line.”

Economists say Venezuela’s shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government’s controls on foreign currency.

“State-controlled prices — prices that are set below market-clearing price — always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union,” said Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University.

Yup, that’s the ivory tower way of saying that fascism doesn’t work. Imagine that; an ivory tower boy knocking one of the pillars of socialism. Golly.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 02:26 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 16, 2013

just another possible reason to dislike the un

Folks who know me, the folks who count by which I mean you ppl here at bmews; know how I feel about the UN. Let me count the ways.  Or, best not cos I could be here for days.

I’ll be honest and confess I’m happy to find any reason to dislike those commie gas bags and given a new reason fills me with pleasure.

So here’s my latest cause to celebrate my newest reason for dislike.

H/T FRONT PAGE

UN Pressures Germany to Bow to ‘Hate Speech’ Hysteria

By Andrew Harrod & Sam Nunberg

A recent decision by the United Nation’s (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) foreshadows an ominous future for free societies should Muslim entities like the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) achieve their goal of having “Islamophobia” defined internationally as a form of prejudice.

Former German central bank board member Thilo Sarrazin has got himself in trouble with the UN, as the Turkish Union in Berlin-Brandenburg (Türkischer Bund in Berlin-Brandenburg or TBB) stated with satisfaction in an April 18, 2013, German-language press release.  The spokesman of this German-Turkish interest group, Hilmi Kaya Turan, praised a February 26, 2013, “historic decision” by the CERD condemning Germany for not having prosecuted Sarrazin’s criticism of Arab and Turkish immigrants.

Sarrazin, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany , produced a storm of controversy with his August 2010 book Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab: Wie Wir Unser Land aufs Spiel Setzen (“Germany Abolishes Itself:  How We Are Risking Our Country”).  In the context of this controversy, CERD’s detailed 19-page decision extensively excerpted in English translation a fall 2009 interview with Sarrazin.  In the interview, the Berlin magazine Lettre International discussed some of the upcoming book’s themes.

CERD complained that “in this interview, Mr. Sarrazin expressed himself in a derogatory and discriminatory way about social ‘lower classes’, which are not productive’ and would have to ‘disappear over time’ in order to create a city of the ‘elite’.” Sarrazin specified that about 20% of Berlin’s population depended on welfare payments, which he wanted to cut, “above all to the lower class.”

Berlin’s indigent included within the immigrant population a “large number of Arabs and Turks in this city, whose numbers have grown through erroneous policies, have no productive function, except for the fruit and vegetable trade.” Compounding the problem for Sarrazin was a birthrate among Arabs and Turks about three times their percentage of the population.  Sarrazin thereby saw “Turks…conquering Germany just like the Kosovars conquered Kosovo: through a higher birth rate.” Sarrazin “wouldn’t mind if” these immigrants “were East European Jews with about a 15% higher IQ than the one of Germans.” Central to Sarrazin’s thesis was the assumption that “human ability is to some extent socially contingent and to some extent hereditary.” Sarrazin’s “solution to this problem” was “to generally prohibit influx, except for highly qualified individuals and not provide social welfare for immigrants anymore.”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/16/2013 at 02:52 PM   
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