Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sugar High? All in the Imagination

Here.

And for some exceptionally dumb asses on Althouse's blog, read here. I warn you: It's painful.

But why waste your time?

Or you can look here. Scroll to the bottom.

Loves Me Like Barack

When I was a little boy
And the Devil would call my name
I'd say "Now who do, Who do you think you're fooling?"
I'm a consecrated boy
I'm a singer in a Sunday choir
Obama loves me, he loves me
He get down on his knees and hug me He loves me like Barack
He rocks me like the Barack of ages
He loves me He love me, love me, love me, love me

When I was grown to be a man
And the Devil would call my name
I'd say "Now who do, Who do you think you're fooling?"
I'm a consummated man
I can snatch a little purity Obama loves me, He loves me
He get down on his knees and hug me
He loves me like Barack
He rocks me like the Barack of ages And loves me He love me, love me, love me, love me

And He is the President
The minute that Congress called his name
He'd say "Now who do, Who do you think you're fooling?
I've got the Presidential Seal
I'm up on the Presidential Po-o-dium"
Obama loves me, He loves me
He get down on his knees and hug me
He loves me like Barack
He rocks me like the Barack of ages
And loves me
Fade out:He love me, love me, love me, love me(loves me like Barack)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

President Obama just said

that every 30 seconds, someone files for bankruptcy due to health care costs. That's 120 per hour, 2880 per day, and 1,051,000 per year.

According to this article, there were 1,060,000 bankruptcies (due to ANY cause) in 2008. So all but 9,000 bankruptcies in 2008 were due to health care costs? Something doesn't add up.

Maybe he took it from the studies that count all dependents as separate filers, so that instead of ~1 million bankruptcies per year, there's ~2 million. 'Cause you gotta count all the kids as separate filers. But either way, there's some number confusion going on.

"Every X seconds, someone X" statistics really get under my skin.

He also just bemoaned the fact that half of US students who enter college don't graduate, and suggested that we need to increase that percentage. I agree. But he wants to keep them in college. I think they shouldn't be going there in the first place, and as a country we're becoming obsessed with the idea that every 18 year old needs to spend 4 years in college.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Muslim Honor Killing in Buffalo

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8463

"Muzzammil “Mo” HASSAN, the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, a Buffalo, NY based Islamic television Network he helped pioneer in 2004 amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light, reportedly admitted to police that he beheaded his wife at the television station yesterday afternoon."

So does anybody now see Muslims "in a more positive light?"

Friday, February 13, 2009

Grandpa Frey's family

Top row: Dick Frey, Teresa Frey, Rosanne Frey Clancy, Grandpa Frey
Middle row: Mary Frey Krebs, my Grandpa Frey, my Grandma Frey, Jim Frey
Bottom row: Kay Frey Canty, Tom Frey, Gerry Frey Recktenwald

Gerry, the youngest, was 14 years older than I am and looks maybe 7 or 8 in this picture, so I am guessing it was taken sometime in the late 1940s. It is spooky to me how much my Uncle Dick looks like my cousin Stevie (his son -- you would not be able to tell them apart at that age) and can you see your Uncle Ned in my Uncle Jim? And, for that matter, maybe a little bit of Luke in Uncle Jim, around the eyes?

I miss my Grandma.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Geert Wilders Banned From UK

Well, if you haven't heard about this one, be prepared for a shock:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5712737.ece

That article was from earlier this morning, and since then Wilders first had his ticket canceled by the airline British Midlands before he was able to somehow board a different plane to London:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2231290.ece

Now I certainly don't agree with Wilders that the Koran should be banned, but the fact that the Netherlands is planning to try him for "hate speech" and then the UK is not going to allow him entry into their country is an absolute disgrace. This, from the nation that use to sing these lyrics...

Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame:
All their attempts to bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame;
But work their woe, and thy renown.
"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."

Really, what's going on in Britain nowadays is just too tragic.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Is this real life?

Nitrous is a hell of a drug.

Reminded me of Luke and "I'll be real in just a second." Except Luke wasn't drugged up, I don't think.