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Budweiser Is In Trouble September 26, 2010

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“Brand consultant Robert Passikoff has serious doubts about Budweiser’s effort. “They’re in trouble because they don’t know how to talk to consumers,” he says. “They no longer know how to create an emotional bond.”

Well, I’ve religiously watched their Super Bowl ads, every year. They’re great!

Wait. Do you think their ads were supposed to make me buy their beer?

Nah…. That can’t be right…



Well Whatdaya Know? September 14, 2010

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I don’t agree with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer’s liberal judicial philosophy, nor his strong pro-abortion opinions. He was appointed to the appeals court by Jimmy Carter, and to the Supreme Court by Bill Clinton.

But I like what he said about the whacko who wants to burn the Koran:

“During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer addressed the recent controversy over a Florida pastor’s plan to hold a Quran-burning rally on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, saying he wasn’t convinced the First Amendment would protect such an action if the case were brought to the court in the future.

“Holmes said it doesn’t mean you can shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” Breyer told George Stephanopoulos during the GMA interview, referring to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who wrote the opinion in a 1919 Supreme Court decision that addressed Freedom of Speech. “Well, what is it? Why? Because people will be trampled to death. And what is the crowded theater today? What is the being trampled to death?”

This young man may have a future in the law after all!


Good Kids September 11, 2010

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“Badin H.S. Students Shave Heads To Support Classmate

“Kyle Bergen Diagnosed With Cancer

HAMILTON, Ohio — “Nearly 90 students at Badin High School had their heads shaved Tuesday in solidarity with Kyle Bergen, a freshman who is being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma and has lost all of his hair through the treatment.

“Twenty-three members of the freshman football team showed up at school with their heads already shaved Tuesday, having done so after practice on Monday. More than 60 additional students were buzzed during the lunch periods.

“In fact, four freshman girls made it a co-ed event by stepping up to get their heads shaved — Olivia Davis, Trisha Kalkhof, Katherine Schindler and Taylor Weltzer. Brian Pendergest, the dean of students, and Matt Thompson, director of custodial services, also went under the shears.

“Students also made donations that will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from Badin High School in Kyle Bergen’s name.

“Bergen, a freshman from Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Liberty Township, had planned to play freshman football this year, but was ruled out this summer when he was diagnosed in June. His treatment is ongoing.”


Why Am I Not Surprised? September 10, 2010

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We are now told that Rev Terry Jones, the preacher from Florida who has postponed, not cancelled, his plans to burn the Koran graduated from high school in Missouri with another fellow who is also known as a radical: Rush Limbaugh.

I think that the principal of Cape Girardeau High School in 1969 owes us an explanation. And an apology.

Here’s what a blogger, a retired newspaperman, from the high school has to say:

“Rush Limbaugh USED to be Cape Girardeau’s most prominent export. One of his classmates from the Central High School Class of 1969 is dominating the news right now: Terry Jones, the Gainesville, FL, preacher who is threatening to hold an “International Burn a Koran Day” on September 11.”

Click here to view the web site and read the class discussion.


Pissant September 9, 2010

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Wikipedia: “Pissant is an epithet for an inconsequential, irrelevant, or worthless person, especially one who is irritating or contemptible out of proportion to his or her significance. A Virginia politician who also popularized the term once silenced a heckler by saying “I’m a big dog on a big hunt and I don’t have time for a pissant on a melon stalk.”

“The term pissant can also be used as an adjective, usually as a pejorative, to mean insignificant and annoying. In conversations with his advisors during the Vietnam War, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson referred to Vietnam as “that damn pissant little country”.”

Reverend Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, FL, is now a synonym for pissant.

Gainesville sits in north central Florida, near I-75. I-75 and I-95 are two arteries for Florida. We used I-75 a few years ago to escape a hurricane. Gainesville will make a good ground zero for militants who want to take out Jones, and a terrible ground zero for the people of Florida.

Somebody needs to stop his Koran burning plans. Somebody American.


U.S. Strategy Dictated By QM and Supply Corps September 5, 2010

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The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and the Navy Exchange (NEX) which run the stores which soldiers, sailors, airpersons and marines use worldwide have decided to ban Electronic Arts’ new version of the video game “Medal of Honor” because a person can choose to play the role of a Talibaner to target and kill U.S. military personnel.

This, of course, has far reaching implications for U.S. strategy. It’s part of the ploy of quartermasters and supply corps types to finally take over the entire military establishment.

No longer can we have “war games” on training battlefields, or fleet exercises, where “Blue Forces” (traditionally U.S. tanks, planes, ships and infantry) fight “Red Forces” (the other guys) for free world dominance, because we would have to hire actual Red Forces to oppose our trainees. No American could pretend to be a red Chinese general or admiral fighting America under the new policy, since they might actually learn to like that role.

It also means that, when I play chess in the future, I can only play the white pieces. Otherwise I would have to use my black pieces to “kill whitey”, which would be racist.

“The decision to not stock the game was made by the AAFES commander, Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, following ‘well-documented reports of depictions of Taliban fighters engaging American troops’ in the game, according to an e-mail from Judd Anstey, an AAFES spokesman.

“‘Out of respect to those we serve, we will not be stocking this game,’ Casella was quoted as saying in the e-mail. ‘We regret any inconvenience this may cause authorized shoppers, but are optimistic that they will understand the sensitivity to the life and death scenarios this product presents as entertainment.'”

Once these guys have taken over DOD, you can expect them to raise their prices worldwide for the range of Walmart stuff they sell. They will have to pay a lot of money to hire all of those mind police for their new George Orwell divisions.


Wouldn’t You Know It? September 4, 2010

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Lacy and I are officially residents of Bradenton, FL. We haven’t been there in two years, traveling as we do from one contract to another. But that’s where we keep a place rented to park the trailer when we are “home”.

So now there’s this AP piece in the Denver Post:

Balloon-boy family alights in Florida
By The Associated Press
POSTED: 09/04/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

“FORT COLLINS — The family at the center of the balloon-boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado for Florida.

“Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three boys have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where Richard Heene will continue working in construction, state court officials said.

“On Oct. 15, the couple reported that their 6-year-old son had floated away in a homemade, UFO-shaped helium balloon, touching off a scramble of dozens of emergency responders and two Colorado National Guard helicopters.

“The boy wasn’t on the balloon and was later found at his home in Fort Collins, about 60 miles north of Denver. Authorities accused the Heenes of staging a hoax to get publicity for reality TV shows they were trying to pitch.”

Read more: Balloon-boy family alights in Florida – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15989059#ixzz0ybc452oa


Another Plague? September 2, 2010

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News Bulletin:

“PAVILLION, WYOMING — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that several Pavillion-area residents with private water wells find alternate sources of water for drinking and cooking.

“The recommendation applies to at least 20 water wells, and that number could increase, according to the EPA.

“EnCana Oil and Gas USA, which operates oil and gas wells interspersed throughout the farm and ranch community, has agreed to provide funding to a third party which will provide treatment or an alternate source of drinking water. However, details are not yet worked out.
The health concern is based on high sodium and sulfates that EPA officials believe are naturally occurring in the groundwater, and on the detection of petroleum compounds that officials believe shouldn’t be in the groundwater.”

Yep, Pavillion is 120 miles south of us in Meeteetse, WY. In the west, that distance is like two blocks in NYC.

This, after we dealt with the escaped prisoners who came over 1,000 miles to Yellowstone and Meeteetse after escaping in Arizona.

We’re gonna have a lottery on what’s next: locusts, or sand storms.


Glen Beck: Arithmetically Challenged September 1, 2010

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They can’t agree: Glen Beck says 500,000 attended his “rally”, officials say 87,000.

Next time, sell tickets.


Clemens: Who Does He Think He Is? September 1, 2010

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Torre: When Clemens Says Something, “He Believes It”

Manager Says He Feels Bad for His Former Pitcher Who Was Arraigned on Charges of Lying to Congress

Who does Roger Clemens think he is? The Pope?

Or Sarah Palin?