31 August 2012

Pumpin' the pain

I don't see it coming down any time before November...

so anyway, driving home on Tuesday, I saw this:

I got a marginally better camera.  You're welcome

Driving past the same station last night (Thursday), I saw the price was up to $4.199.  I bet it will be over $4.25 this evening.  But fear not; the Obama Administration assures us that inflation is practically non-existent.

Monday, I tagged another pump as I filled up the Mighty CommuterMobile™

Sam's Club, Wixom, Michigan
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27 August 2012

Blame it on Bush

all the cool kids are posting it

so anyway, this speaks for itself:

h/t to ...well, pretty much anyone on the blogroll...

The Voters can be found here

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22 August 2012

I should be sleeping

I'm a "giver".  It's what I do...

so anyway, this is some Top Ten Hitler:

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21 August 2012


an instant classic

so anyway, via Ace, we get this:

Yes, it's an actual published photo of Teh Won.

If I had mad photoshop skilz, I'd replace the "Forward" on the podium with something witty and rude.  Alas, I had to settle for QuickMeme:

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19 August 2012

This is how it's done

Mitt Romney?  Please pick up the red courtesy phone...

so anyway, this is good:

This is even better:
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11 August 2012

Romney / Ryan 2012

this is the change I was hopin' for...

so anyway, Mitt Romney has tagged Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as his VP running mate.  I like it.  Ryan is wicked smart and he sees the fiscal way forward clearer than anyone else inside the beltway.

Not everyone is as pleased as I am:

h/t to The Other McCain for the Hitler
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09 August 2012

Yet another (bumped)

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07 August 2012

Gas prices on the rise again

unexpectedly...but the Government assures me there's no inflation

so anyway, gas prices are back up in the $4.00+ / gallon range again...unexpectedly!  I decided it was time to break the pump tags out again

Sam's Club, pump No. 1 again (I'm a creature of habit).

Speaking of gas prices, a glimpse into the Hell that is my personal life.  True story: on Saturday, I drove TheMissus™ and the Genetical Twinlets to a "shamanism" event (it's a horridly long story, don't ask) in The Peoples' Repubic of AnnArbor.  Driving into the belly of the beast, we passed a BP station that was selling regular un-leaded (yes, I'm old enough to recognize that "regular un-leaded" is an oxymoron.  My lawn.  Get off it.) for $4.09 / gallon.

TheMissus™ saw the sign and said something to the effect of "....$4.09? $4.09 per gallon!?! That fucking George Bush just keeps fucking things up for this country..."

I shit you not.  Three and a half years into the worst Presidency and worst economy in the history of this great nation, and she's still blaming Bush 43.

Now, maybe, Dear Reader, you can see why I consider living alone in a 10' by 48' trailer on the outskirts of town a dramatic improvement to my personal quality of life.

Anyhoo, as Captain Smollett once said "I have either said too much or said too little"

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04 August 2012

Happy Birthday, Mr.President

Now, go home.

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03 August 2012

"The War Inevitable" (Bumped)

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A speech by Patrick Henry, March 1775

"No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the house is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at the truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?

Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlement assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.

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I didn't build this...

...somebody else made this happen

so anyway, that "someone else" would be Todd Schnitt, of talk-radio fame.

Yes, the "audio watermarks" are extremely annoying, but as far as parody songs go, this is really good.

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