Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Billboard, Bad Math



Gee, sorry to go all mathy today, but this one will bug me if I don't say something.

I don't know what numbers they used but if you take 1.21 million abortions performed in 2005 (said to be the most current, reliable, numbers - though many believe the number is higher) and you apply the magical math, you get one abortion every 26 seconds, not one every 21 minutes. So every 21 minutes 48 possible presidents are aborted, 48 possibly delightful daughters are aborted, 48 possibly silly sons are aborted, or 48 possible future math nerds, forklift mechanics, or short-order cooks are aborted.

But Democrats won't agree to defunding Planned Parenthood's abortion mills until they realize that every week 23,205 future taxpayers are aborted.

Twenty three thousand. Can you imagine us fighting a war in which "only" twenty three thousand of our troops are killed each week?

***Update:
I suspected there was an explanation.... I got a reply from ThatsAbortion that their numbers were for abortions performed in Chicago's Cook county. That's sad, as are the national numbers. But their ad got me thinking. I'm sure it has gotten some of those possible mothers thinking as well.

also from them:



Riddle Me This




Cutting 74 billion from a 3.83 trillion dollar budget is being called draconian.

But when you propose increasing oil production in the US by 15% or 10% or even 5%, they say that it would just be a drop in the bucket, and wouldn't even noticeably lower gas prices.

So how is 2% (1.932%) draconian when it's a budget cut, but 5 times that amount is a drop in the bucket when it comes to oil?

Come on guys, If you start crying at 2%, you're going to be dehydrated by the time the real budget cutting starts.

What You Sayin?




Isn't that cute? They da-da-da-da and da-da da-da-da-da, with da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fridays!



A cleverer man would have waited two days to do this photoshop.

I had a one in seven shot of being clever by accident. (which is the only way I achieve clever these days) Yes, I know two days would make it Thursday!, but I was shooting for ironic as well.

Ronald Har


"If the Congress wants to bring the Panamanian economy to its knees, why doesn't it just go down there and run the country?"
-Ronald Reagan


Cute


Because I've been busy, I fall back on cute:











And these are just a little cute...















You can biggen them with a click though.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Obama Expressions




Sorry, this one has one of those mandatory ads at the beginning. I'm hating those things more and more.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

No Blood for Oil!


You know I don't mean it, right? There's a big temptation to go full-moonbat and assault the administration with all the slings and arrows that were used on George Bush, but it's not in the best interest of the country. Period. The Left's antics when we went into Iraq did not hurt George Bush nearly as much as they hurt the country. I see no reason to repeat the performance with this president.

Besides, I haven't figured out what our policy is yet, and that makes it darned hard to criticize it.

So let me throw a curve ball and praise Obama for one bit of foreign policy. Last May Obama signed the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. And in November the administration released the “Strategy to Support the Disarmament of the Lord's Resistance Army.” (pdf) And those were good things. Now Obama has to aid the Ugandan army in hunting down and arresting (or eliminating) Joseph Kony and his top lieutenants. I hope that involvement in Libya doesn't distract from this goal.

Here's a brief history of the damage done by Joseph Kony and his Lords Resistance Army. They're rapist murders, Christian in name only. If we care about humanitarian crises, this one certainly deserves our attention.



Do some good Mr president, and I'll give kudos. But be warned, if these were just empty promises, I'll do things like pointing out that your wife has the same blouse as the French speaking gentleman at 1:12 in the video.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lookin Good




h/t Ace and Veeshir...
I dunno, maybe I rushed this one. Or maybe it's just that I'm a manly old guy and I don't have a clear idea of what drapes should look like. Yeah that's it; I'm a testosterone fueled bristly faced, handsome, and deep voiced man, and I'm not supposed to pay attention to window treatments.

Confirmed


You'll catch it on MSNBC soon, but I thought I'd give you a heads-up. There is now photographic evidence that the Tea Party originated in Libya. Chance of at least one of the MSNBC hosts using the term "teabagger": 95%

Don't Play With Your Food





Thursday, March 24, 2011

Energy Debate


Debate: Clean Energy Can Drive America's Economic Recovery (iq2us.org) from Intelligence Squared US on Vimeo.



Bottom line for me: innovations are possible in solar panels, ethanol production, bio-fuels, and maybe even wind energy, but you don't learn how to make those things more efficient by subsidizing their inefficient versions. We know how to make non-cost efficient solar panels already. Quadrupling our production of a bad idea does not make it a good idea.

So I'm all for research. Do some. But don't tax me in order to subsidize a wind mill that will be raining fiery aluminum down on my head in five years. Thomas Jefferson opposed taxes that "are likely to cause giant fan blades to go cartwheeling across the countryside." I believe George Washington and John Adams felt the same.

60




If you notice the way he says, "Make h'or dourves," that's what I sound like all the time. True story, I was struck on the head while mimicking Mr French from Family Affair and have been stuck ever since.

Most strangers think me very polite but it makes it impossible to order at McDonald's. They think I'm making fun of them.

Evolving Fashion


Say what you will about first lady fashion, but I've gone from
"Didn't we once have that fabric on a couch?" all the way
to "I know I've seen curtains with that pattern somewhere."


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More


Stoo (I'm pretty sure that is his real name), and others have mailed these clippings/signs. So I share.























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