She's so new that she's still under warranty. So..he doesn't know how to to work all the bells and whistles on the 2010 Infante3000...as long as she is not going to suffer from hypothermia,I say he did a fine job. : )
Posted by: MaryIndiana at June 20, 2010 07:04 PM (Qq3LS)
He got them on her feet, so that's a plus itself. He'll get better. Promise. But the whole matching thing, well, that's not a guarantee.
Posted by: Susan at June 20, 2010 08:49 PM (URuXw)
ha! I'm with Susan, at least he got them on her feet! Just wait until he starts doing hair
Posted by: Ellen at June 20, 2010 08:55 PM (Yg8bq)
Looking at the piccy, I'd say he also got them on the wrong feet, but, what the heck, at least he tried.
Hey, I know, how 'bout we make yet another boss at CTU who never listens to Jack Bauer, the man who's saved the world seven times already?
Can there also be people working for CTU who are moles, or who have really sketchy backgrounds that would never pass a security clearance?
Of course. Who else would work for counterterrorism?
Oooh, and let's make more cops, government workers, and people who've never heard of Jack Bauer, the man who's saved the world seven times.
Yeah, and we can let an angry white cop beat him senseless until his nerdy Asian partner saves Bauer and helps him.
And we'll create an imaginary Islamic Republic, the leader of which is a liberal's dream: wants to give up his country's nuclear ambitions and negotiate a two-state solution. The real bad guy can be some sort of white man, preferably a corporation.
But Jack Bauer can kill a man with an ax and his friend can take a buzzsaw to a Russian's wrist.
And Sarah will still watch? Even though she's really freaking tired of all these unrealistic bad guys?
Um...helloooo, I said "kill a man with an ax." In the first hour.
I would be hesitant to label Democrats as "dumber" on the basis of this
survey because even smart people can indulge in wishful thinking.
Conversely, I've long assumed that the skeptic community - Penn and Teller aside - is mostly Leftist. But I really don't know. For the record, I have never seen a ghost, talked to the dead, believed in a fortuneteller, or done yoga.
Interesting study. I'd like to know the why behind the results. The fact that Republicans tend to be more traditionally religious (and hence less New Age-y) is of course a big factor, but it can't be the sole cause.
Here's one finding that stands out if one believes America has become more secular over time (emphasis mine):
Nearly half of the public (49%) says they have had a religious or
mystical experience, defined as a "moment of sudden religious insight
or awakening." This is similar to a survey conducted in 2006 but much
higher than in surveys conducted in 1976 and 1994 and more than twice
as high as a 1962 Gallup survey (22%). In fact, this year's survey
finds that religious and mystical experiences are more common today
among those who are unaffiliated with any particular religion (30%)
than they were in the 1960s among the public as whole (22%).
I wonder what all that means. Has anyone here felt such a moment?
Well, back in the day, when I was in high school and a young Democrat I did see something strange one time. Does that count?
Nah. I see and hear things I can't explain too - even after I stopped being a Leftist! We're not omniscient, and that's OK. What is not OK is automatically assuming we've seen alien spacecraft or ghosts. UFOs are by defnition unidentified. Just because we can't identify it doesn't mean it's alien. We should keep our minds open without going out of our minds.
Posted by: Amritas at December 15, 2009 03:09 AM (dWG01)
Amritas -- That's why I said I was being snarky in the title. I am just poking some fun...
Posted by: Sarah at December 15, 2009 08:10 AM (gWUle)
No seriously Democrats believe in that stuff and the vast majority of republicans believe that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was
his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his
flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he
can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity
because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a
Posted by: Matt at December 15, 2009 09:40 PM (lGp3O)
I'm not at all surprised by these results--many "progressives" have long believed in things like astrology, magical crystals, various mysterious "forces", etc.
I *would* be interested to see these results broken down by gender...I think in general, women are more likely than men to have beliefs of this type, and on the average women are also more politically Democratic. (My hippie college girlfriend eventually became a witch...I doubt that there are too many Republican witches.) The dems-believe-in-spooks data may actually be an artifact of the intersection of gender religious belief patterns with gender political preference patterns.
Posted by: david foster at December 16, 2009 09:29 AM (HL8vY)
Of course they talk to the dead. How else do you expect the dead to know who to vote for?
Posted by: malclave at December 17, 2009 06:44 PM (OCRaO)
I've seen a ghost. And I believe in magic. I've done lots of yoga and really enjoy it -particularly the hot kind. And I'd kind of like to be a witch. And I used to see and try to read auras. I'm not sure if this all makes me stupid, but I'm pretty conservative and almost always vote Republican, except when I vote Libertarian. I love our country because I'm allowed to believe what ever the heck I want and because you're allowed to call me stupid. That's okay and good and not offensive. I'm glad we all get to choose what we believe in. I do draw the line at orbs though. I'm much more inclined to believe science on that one.
Posted by: Lane at December 18, 2009 11:11 AM (MXMsn)
I want to make Matt's comment my FaceBook status...holy smokes that's hysterical! Okay, I totally believe in horoscopes as a description of someone's personality...not a day to day indicator of what's going to happen like a fortune cookie. I seriously think there is some possible scientific explanation...like cosmic forces having an effect on a developing child. So not so much the date of the child's birth would have an effect on their personality, but that cosmic forces would have an effect on the in utero development from conception.
SKYNET POSES AS CLIMATE MODEL
And so Judgment Day begins...
In 2100, Fisherman's Wharf would become Fisherman's Bay, the baseball
diamond at AT&T Park would flood and two major Bay Area airports
would better serve seaplanes under a climate change model unveiled
Wednesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Google. [...] The California Energy Commission spent $150,000 in partnership with
Google to develop a new Google Earth application that shows sea level
changes in the Bay Area, as well as increased wildfire risks and
snowpack reductions throughout the state. The energy commission also
maintains a climate change research unit on which it spent $2.4 million
Don't fall for it, California! It's Skynet! Schwarzenegger is building Skynet!
If there's a bad reference to Superman II, I haven't heard it:
Think of it as â€œSuperman II,â€ if the main characters had landed on
Earth convinced that they had to â€œrebuild Kryptonâ€™s relationshipsâ€ with
the universe. In that case, you donâ€™t kneel before Zod; Zod kneels before you.
Dick had this posted on his FB, I thought it was funny. I asked about the arguement about Shakira, and Jessica Beal...he said it happens more often than you would imagine.
Posted by: awtm at November 15, 2009 09:53 AM (dxTUZ)
I know, ha. Who else do you think ArmyHusbandPuppyDad is??
Posted by: Sarah at November 15, 2009 10:02 AM (gWUle)
I saw this link a few days ago on my iPhone but was reluctant to play it, or to share it with you. I'm relieved that you and the ArmyCouplePuppyParents like it. Now that I've seen it, it's even funnier than I expected.
Posted by: Amritas at November 15, 2009 12:57 PM (G4Rx6)
I about DIED watching this! I love it, and I can't wait to show AFG!
Posted by: airforcewife at November 15, 2009 07:15 PM (uE3SA)
Okay, For the record, your Balls are fantastic. My mouth's watering just thinking about those Balls! You have some beautiful Balls. They were bigger than I expected. I like the way your Balls smell. And your Balls are so tender. There's simply no beating your Balls.
Of course, the sauce you had on your Balls was fantastic. It was easy to tell you made it, because it tasted better and fresher than any other Ball sauce I've ever had.
And I've been eagerly checking my inbox for a certain bacon cookie recipe that was promised...
Posted by: tcoverride at July 04, 2009 02:42 PM (aY7Ir)
Oh, Chuck. You may love my balls, but I love your pole position...
Posted by: Sarah at July 04, 2009 03:18 PM (TWet1)
That AFW and her Craig's List addiction. LOL She finds the BEST stuff!!
Posted by: Guard Wife at June 30, 2009 06:09 PM (M+hWl)
2"Honduras: so many latinos involved, Sotomayor can't decide who's right"
This principle also explains Obama's initial reaction to the Iran crisis. Muslims, like wise Latinas, are always gOOd persyns. (Exceptions: Irshad Manji, Kathryn Jean Lopez.) So in a Muslim vs. Muslim conflict without any Europpressive Crusader involvement, Obama didn't know which side to pick. Life is so much simpler when a nation has millions of scapegoats ... ice monsters who cower out of fear of being branded racist ... the ultimate no-no in Omerica.
We are shocked that craigslist has not removed this obviously Racistâ„¢ non-ad after nine hours. Where's our civilian security force when we need it?
Posted by: kevin at June 30, 2009 07:36 PM (xHfeS)
We played this penny slot game two days ago because we thought it was LOL cats funny. But this kitteh was not funny.
AWTM did not believe me when I said I took the worst picture of my entire life yesterday at Hoover Dam. For real, I did. Every time I look at it, I die laughing. It is so hideous; I have no idea how it happened and I sincerely hope that I never ever look like that during the course of a normal day. I blame the sun.
And because I am a blogger who strives to strike the perfect balance between narcissism and self-deprecation, I am going to share it with you. It is too funny not to.
My husband was scrolling through the pics on the camera and stopped at this one, traced a circle around my face with his finger, and said aloud, "Area of concern."
Photo after the jump, because it needs to come at you like shock and awe. more...
That is funny cute! So the sun was very bright, you just can't hide that cuteness. If that is the worst picture evah you are truly blessed.
I may be as biased as your mother and grandmother on that;D
Posted by: Ruth H at June 22, 2009 07:34 AM (4u82p)
Were you mimicking all your bus-bound traveling companions? You SO need to make that into an avatar, or figure a way to get it on your id card...
Posted by: Chuck at June 22, 2009 10:35 AM (meX2d)
You do not look like this routinely. Take, for instance, that photo from M2's birthday party where there was SO MUCH sun and we both avoided squinting (and now have the burned retinas to show for it).
I loved the kitty slot photo. That made me laugh more than the Hoover Dam photo for two reasons. 1) I said kitty slot in my head and 2) the editorial comments on the photo made me laugh.
Posted by: Guard Wife at June 22, 2009 10:35 AM (qk9Ip)
That's awesome! And that's why we like ya ... ya share the good and the bad!
Posted by: Darla at June 22, 2009 07:11 PM (LP4DK)
I would not have recognized you from that photo.
HE BRINGS TEH TOPICAL HUMOR
One last thing: my husband cracks me up. At lunch he said, "I'm going back for seconds. If the waitress comes by, tell her I could use a drink refill. Actually, she'll probably figure it out herself; she's a wise Latina." Snorfle.
Waitressing? What a sexist waste of humyn resources. If only she could flee to Cuba ...
Posted by: kevin at June 18, 2009 06:09 PM (HLxzL)
Sotomayor's "wise Latina" remark has been bugging me, and I just realized why. If she had said "a wise woman with the richness of her experiences", she would come off as just another egomaniac. But she's worse. What does wisdom have to do with being a Latina? Yes, being a minority does give you experiences the majority lacks. But the reverse is also true. We all experience things others can't. That doesn't make us special, much less qualified.
Whenever someone says something like Sotomayor, change the racial or ethnic term to 'white' and think about how it sounds. What if someone touted herself as "a white woman with the richness of her experiences"?
Posted by: Amritas at June 18, 2009 06:19 PM (HLxzL)
If the world is so sure that these Islamic goons have Geneva rights, let's give them those rights.Under the Geneva Convention enemy combatants dressed in civilian clothes can be summarily executed.No Miranda rights necessary."You have the right to stand up against this wall.We have the right to put a slug in you.Stand by for your rights."
Neal has a way of cutting right to the chase and I love him for that. Charles is my date when I want to sip wine & be a nice girl. Neal is my dream date for when I want to slug back a whiskey and be not so good. LOL
Posted by: Guard Wife at June 13, 2009 03:23 PM (uDVFe)
OMG, I totally want to forward your comment to Boortz...
Posted by: Sarah at June 13, 2009 03:59 PM (TWet1)
Seriously, if any candidate ran on that platform I would want to vote for them... I have to say that I have never had an experience like that at Denny's....I mean, Denny's is almost upscale...I think that is more Wafflehouse material...;-)
I have created or saved my inner Obama. If you're a Republican, there's still hope for you. You can create your own iObama. And if you're a Democrat, you have saved your iObama from extinction. (Eight years of Bushaitanic oppression almost wiped it out.) We all have One inside us. We are all One with the One. Even you, Sarah. Even yOu.
Posted by: kevin at June 15, 2009 02:00 AM (b3Ptv)
OK, this probably makes me a terrible person, but I think this is hilarious and if one of my nuttier readers got it for my kid, I would totally crack up and let him play with it. (I can see AWTM's husband or Chuck Z buying it.)
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There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living. --The Count of Monte Cristo--
While our troops go out to defend our country, it is incumbent upon us to make the country worth defending. --Deskmerc--
Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, WWII, and the Star Wars Trilogy. --Bart Simpson--
If you want to be a peacemaker, you've gotta learn to kick ass. --Sheriff of East Houston, Superman II--
Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind. --Jed Babbin--
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. --President John F. Kennedy--
War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. --General Patton--
We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over. --Full Metal Jacket--
Those who threaten us and kill innocents around the world do not need to be treated more sensitively. They need to be destroyed. --Dick Cheney--
The Flag has to come first if freedom is to survive. --Col Steven Arrington--
The purpose of diplomacy isn't to make us feel good about Eurocentric diplomatic skills, and having countries from the axis of chocolate tie our shoelaces together does nothing to advance our infantry. --Sir George--
I just don't care about the criticism I receive every day, because I know the cause I defend is right. --Oriol--
It's days like this when we're reminded that freedom isn't free. --Chaplain Jacob--
Bumper stickers aren't going to accomplish some of the missions this country is going to face. --David Smith--
The success of multilateralism is measured not merely by following a process, but by achieving results. --President Bush--
Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.
First, go buy a six pack and swig it all down. Then, watch Ace Ventura. And after that, buy a Hard Rock Cafe shirt and come talk to me. You really need to lighten up, man.
You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they stop fighting --General Curtis Lemay--
If we wish to be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained -- we must fight! --Patrick Henry--
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them. And every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American. --President George W. Bush--
are usually just cheerleading sessions, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing but a soothing reduction in blood pressure brought about by the narcotic high of being agreed with. --Bill Whittle
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
--John Stuart Mill--
We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other. --General George Marshall--
We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
Recent anti-Israel protests remind us again of our era's peculiar alliance: the most violent, intolerant, militantly religious movement in modern times has the peace movement on its side. --James Lileks--
As a wise man once said: we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Unless the price is too high, the burden too great, the hardship too hard, the friend acts disproportionately, and the foe fights back. In which case, we need a timetable.
I am not willing to kill a man so that he will agree with my faith, but I am prepared to kill a man so that he cannot force my compatriots to submit to his.
You can say what you want about President Bush; but the truth is that he can take a punch. The man has taken a swift kick in the crotch for breakfast every day for 6 years and he keeps getting up with a smile in his heart and a sense of swift determination to see the job through to the best of his abilties.
In a perfect world, We'd live in peace and love and harmony with each oither and the world, but then, in a perfect world, Yoko would have taken the bullet.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. --Ronald Reagan--
America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large. --E.M. Forster--
Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. --Mark Twain--
The Enlightenment was followed by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, which touched every European state, sparked vicious guerrilla conflicts across the Continent and killed millions. Then, things really turned ugly after the invention of soccer. --Iowahawk--
Every time I meet an Iraqi Army Soldier or Policeman that I haven't met before, I shake his hand and thank him for his service. Many times I am thanked for being here and helping his country. I always tell them that free people help each other and that those that truly value freedom help those seeking it no matter the cost. --Jack Army--
Right, left - the terms are useless nowadays anyway. There are statists, and there are individualists. There are pessimists, and optimists. There are people who look backwards and trust in the West, and those who look forward and trust in The World. Those are the continuums that seem to matter the most right now. --Lileks--
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
A man or a nation is not placed upon this earth to do merely what is pleasant and what is profitable. It is often called upon to carry out what is both unpleasant and unprofitable, but if it is obviously right it is mere shirking not to undertake it. --Arthur Conan Doyle--
A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself. --John Stuart Mill--
After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference." --Dave Grossman--
At heart Iâ€™m a cowboy; my attitude is if theyâ€™re not going to stand up and fight for what they believe in then they can go pound sand. --Bill Whittle--
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. --Alexander Tyler--
By that time a village half-wit could see what generations of professors had pretended not to notice. --Atlas Shrugged--
I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and everything seemed so shitty. And he'd say, "That's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way too." --Alabama Worley--
So Bush is history, and we have a new president who promises to heal the planet, and yet the jihadists donâ€™t seem to have got the Obama message that there are no enemies, just friends we havenâ€™t yet held talks without preconditions with.
"I had started alone in this journey called life, people started
gathering up on the way, and the caravan got bigger everyday." --Urdu couplet
The book and the sword are the two things that control the world. We either gonna control them through knowledge and influence their minds, or we gonna bring the sword and take their heads off. --RZA--
It's a daily game of public Frogger, hopping frantically to avoid being crushed under the weight of your own narcissism, banality, and plain old stupidity. --Mary Katharine Ham--
There are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms
of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. --James Madison--
It is in the heat of emotion that good people must remember to stand on principle. --Larry Elder--
Please show this to the president and ask him to remember the wishes of the forgotten man, that is, the one who dared to vote against him. We expect to be tramped on but we do wish the stepping would be a little less hard. --from a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt--
The world economy depends every day on some engineer, farmer, architect, radiator shop owner, truck driver or plumber getting up at 5AM, going to work, toiling hard, and producing real wealth so that an array of bureaucrats, regulators, and redistributors can manage the proper allotment of much of the natural largess produced. --VDH--
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. --Marcelene Cox--