Monday, December 31, 2012

What Was That?

The President just packed the White House with supporters so he could come out and announce that there was no deal yet? Really?

It was Obama doing the one thing he's good at: campaign rallies. Maybe someone at the White House can explain how this was in any way helpful.

Best Branch of 2012

Picked by the dog.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

About Those Christmas Cookies..

I never weigh myself with clothes on. (don't try to imagine it, no, really) This year though, I'm shaving first, clipping my nails, and making sure that I'm not holding my toothbrush. And if these numbers don't come down, I may get a haircut as well. I may need to postpone summer for a few months to get down to swimsuit weight this time around.

Remembering Summer

"A little left, a little more. A tiny bit more. There! Hold it. Perfect!"

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fixing America

Obama's 'crack economic team' isn't afraid to try new approaches.

They fixed the economy in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan...

Holiday Cute

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

That's Cold

This actually works. The President has been trying to do the same thing with buckets of money, which won't work, btw.

thanks, B

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hired John Kerry this year to sit at top post and greet all the holiday visitors while I'm off doing Christmas.

But Lumberjack, he says, I look dreadful from too much of the peppermint schnaps. Yeah john, you do. Now smile at the people and say "Merry Christmas"

From the comments - an observation suggesting that John Kerry and Alice Cooper are the same person. Horsefeathers! They look nothing alike. But I must admit to having made a mistake. The above photo actually is Alice Cooper. My bad. The following is John Kerry; I'm pretty sure:


Friday, December 21, 2012

The Anemic Apocalypse

The Mayans could have been calling for a slow motion decline into nothingness. We do seem to have the leadership in place for that sort of thing.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fiscal Cliffhanger

I can't believe some photogs are still going for shots like this. Haven't we had enough of this sort of thing?

On plan B, I'm OK with it. I'm even OK with a complete cave on taxes, so long as we say, "OK, now you campaigned on a balanced plan. We must have budget cuts and entitlement reform as well. And a promise of reform and cuts down the road isn't good enough."

I'm ok with a cave on taxes because we don't have the Senate or the Executive branch, they do. And anyway, this is not about taxes. We're talking about a 4% hike in one tax bracket. Sure, any hike is detrimental but it isn't as bad as ignoring spending will be. And the Senate and Obama flatly refuse to compromise on tax hikes.

Obamacare is going to throttle the economy. We, as individuals, will have to work harder just to keep our heads above water. I'm convinced that is going to happen. And I'm not OK with conservative fiscal policy being blamed for it. The fiscal cliff fall is all they'll need to pin the blame on Republicans.

Will we get blamed anyway? Sure, and the public doesn't do math, so it may not help to have facts on our side. But allowing them to blame a fiscal cliff fall on us is a guaranteed loser.

End of the World?

Because the Mayans said so? (or, more correctly, might have said so) No, the world won't end until everyone has tried this. And, sure, I've done it, but I know you haven't, right? What do you mean "may have" ? What, you too? You're freaking me out man. Knock it off.

Best of 2012

I don't remember half of these. Could it be I'm no longer a hep cat on the intertubes? Anyway, the videos these are excerpted from are listed here. Language warning.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Prehensible again

Reprehensible. You knew that gun control advocates were going to use the Sandy Hook School massacre for their own purposes even before all of the poor children were buried. That's just how classy they are.

But the President goes lower still. Obama thinks it's appropriate to use this tragedy to argue for higher taxes. Disgusting.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We've Got Them Now

Come on Dmitry, let's go to the beach.

At Least They Look Embarrassed About the Situation

That's OK, you stay here because I'm going to your countries to eat up your Kimchi, Curry, and Soda Bread.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ivory Tickling

No big surprise, this piece was written by a canine. (show me a dog who can avoid minor keys, and especially their favorite: the 4/4 string ostinato in D minor, and I'll show you a very unusual dog)

Anyway, in plain English, this cat knows his chops. OK, praise for a cat. I knew I could do it.