Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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Do this and die…

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I’m not a doctor.   I’m not a scientist.   But I am blessed with common sense.   If a computer chip manufacturer requires its technicians to wear booties in its clean lab,  don’t you think people working around patients with projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea should also require booties and no exposed skin surface

The CDC apparently found that and other logical steps unnecessary,  at least until medical professionals savaged it so badly that the  idiotic instructions  were taken down.

As for the CDC,  it has been quite some time since I took anything it said on faith,  and especially since His Oneness ascended to the throne.   Obama is a purely political creature,  as evidenced by his appointment of pudgy fixer  Ron Klain as Ebola czar.   Klain was appointed to manage the politics of the crisis,  and to disguise the fact that his boss doesn’t like America very much,  and is willing to sacrifice us in order to wave his standard as the world’s president.   Andrew McCarthy provides  some history  on Klain which will be helpful to you in judging whether this appointment was made to help Americans or to cover Obama’s ass.

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October 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

De Blasio a killer…

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How did I miss this?   Remember that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the poor groundhog on Groundhog Day.   Now we find out that the  animal died  from the internal injuries and that the Staten Island Zoo covered it up.   So His Honor is apparently guilty of killing critters as well as jobs and citizen safety.   Where is PETA?

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October 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

Is cash still king?

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If you look at the steep rise  in mobile  payments,  the issue is up for debate.

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October 19, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Beer drowning…

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It’s not only possible,  it actually  happened  200 years ago to eight Londoners.   See?   History can be quite amusing,  even when it involves industrial accidents.

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October 19, 2014 at 10:13 am

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Under control…

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The GOP’s weekly address was by Lee Zeldin,  the Republican candidate for New York’s First Congressional District (Long Island),  and it’s fine,  but the real reason for this link is to the stellar Michael   Ramirez cartoon  above the text.

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October 18, 2014 at 11:40 pm

High-rises for the dead…

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When you have no more room to bury the dead,  you build vertical cemeteries.   Israel is already  building one,  and other nations are beginning to study the possibilities.

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October 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

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Utah daylight…

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For the past several years I’ve noticed several states toying with the idea of Daylight Savings Time  being ended,  made year-round,  or adjusted in some way.  It may well be worth consideration in the eastern and western states,  but it may just be that people are tired of the spring forward — fall back routine.   What’s your preference?

 

 

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October 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm

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