Archive for November 2013
Comet ISON appears not to have survived its trip around the sun, but we won’t know if any useful fragments survived for a couple of weeks.
This time the good news involves a dog who survived 9 days in the rubble of a home in Washington, IL. Yeah, I know the “who” should be a “which”, but could you depersonalize such a sweet doggy face?
Black Friday appears to have been successful here in the USA, perhaps because it started with Thanksgiving, but there are more deals forthcoming. While the National Democratic Congressional Committee was pushing ObamaCare for the holidays, the National Republican Congressional Committee launched a web site with politically-themed gifts.
I did drive by the nearest Wal-Mart. There were no picket lines and the parking lot was nearly full, so I turned around and went home to do some yard work.
Black Friday sales are a nightmare I do not participate in. I know some families where the women make an expedition of the day and get good deals on all their shopping. I find that I generally am able to get the items I want at even better prices in the days that follow. But I will drive by the nearest Wal-Mart, and if there are protesters or any sort of picket line, I will go in, striding happily right through them. In no small part I will do so because the National Labor Relations Board, which should be called the Union Facilitation Board, has approved labor unions paying people who aren’t union members to protest and picket.
UPDATE: The Wal-Mart protests were a big fat bust.
None of my traditional Thanksgiving meals has ever included nine pies. There were 27 of us today, and there was only one cake and three pies. The media is still promoting a false story about W carrying a plastic turkey for the troops, but makes little of either Obama’s push for ObamaCare propaganda with your turkey, or Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun push. The media which steadfastly refused to report the truth about ObamaCare is happy to regurgitate White House propaganda over the holidays, though it did carry the Thanksgiving message from His Oneness, which slammed the GOP on its proposed Food Stamp reform. Is it because Obama claims all his actions are based on kindness, when the real truth is something much uglier?
If the Obamas acted on kindness, they’d do what a trained chef has done — become head cook for the Salvation Army’s soup kitchen, instead of spending 10 minutes for a photo op at a charity kitchen. I am most thankful that I was able to spend my day with family and friends, instead of eating the bitter fruit available at the Obama table.
What are you thankful for? I’d guess you don’t agree with the MSNBC hosts talking points. I suspect you agree with Jonah Goldberg that the ObamaCare sales pitch for you to use is deeply creepy, including the advice from the DCCC, or the DNC, which tells you how to handle your Republican uncle. His Oneness thinks we should give thanks to him for all the wonderful things he has done, while using the tips of Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.
This article actually provides some useful advice on dealing with siblings over the holidays.
Presidential pardons for turkeys is a relatively recent phenomenon and takes more planning than you’d expect. Popcorn and Carmel survived this year, but Obama waves his hand as if he’s about to give absolution, or a nasty parody of it, to the beautiful birds — watch the video embedded in this piece and see what you think.
God makes it into Obama’s Thanksgiving proclamation only because he quoted Lincoln. I’m no great fan of Lincoln, but I can’t help but appreciate the difference between the oldest and newest proclamations.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I’ll be with family and friends, eating too much of some of my favorite foods and enjoying myself. I hope you will be as well.
I’m all for killing bad germs, but we’ve already seen that children’s immune systems don’t toughen up when they aren’t exposed to a normal array of germs. Hopefully, this technology will find a place in hospitals where no germ is welcome, and then perhaps move on to kitchens and bathrooms in homes.