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  • Comparisons are fun

    23 September 2007 ( #Current Affairs )

    MANTECAL, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez is driving across the plains of Venezuela, raving about a Hollywood film in which the enslaved hero rises up to challenge the emperor of Rome. "'Gladiator' — What a movie! I saw it three times," the president tells an...

  • Aftermath

    24 December 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Well, now that I have the snow (more or less) blown away, and Big Bertha is back in the stable until the next blizzard, I can finally answer this question. I have not a clue how much snow we actually got. It blew around so hard that the groundcover ranges...

  • This is...

    01 January 2008 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    ...what we do for entertainment on cold winter days in da frozen Nort. Yeah. We go swimming. All in good fun, and a great fundraiser for various charities around the area. But these people are nuts. (P.S. These were taken with the new Nikon, so please...

  • The French always get the really hot First Ladies

    02 February 2008 ( #Current Affairs )

    Well, at least or until Hillary gets elected... YES FOLKS, I AM JOKING! Frances Nicolas Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni - Telegraph And I love the "reason" for the quickie marriage, just 3 1/2 months after Sarkozy's divorce: One of the reasons for the sudden...

  • No 5hit

    29 February 2008 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    In honor of what's falling.....again... outside my window. I have no clue where I'm going to put this latest dose--I think I need a bigger yard. Man, am I glad February is over, even if it DID have an extra day this year. Forget global warming: Welcome...

  • WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    04 March 2008 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    He can't. He just CAN'T. The 'sconsin winters just got very much longer, without our favorite adopted son. He was always just so. damn. much. FUN. to watch, even if it was sometimes with hands covering our eyes.... Brett, it's been a joy. You always looked...

  • Well, *here's* a good reason to vote for Hillary

    03 March 2008 ( #Current Affairs )

    Stumping for Clinton, Steinem Says McCain's P.O.W. Cred Is Overrated AUSTIN, Texas—Feminist icon Gloria Steinem took to the stump on Hillary Clinton’s behalf here last night and quickly proved that she has lost none of her taste for provocation. From...

  • smalltown parades

    04 July 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Smalltown parades on the Fourth are the world's BEST way to celebrate. We got Color Guards. We got politicians working the crowds. We got....well... canoes on wheels. We got rodeo queens. We got Elvis. We got the editor of the local paper hard at work....

  • Comparisons?

    08 August 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute - Washington Whispers usnews.com George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000. And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way,...

  • Instapundit must have spent all day on the pig issue

    10 September 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    But it's a great roundup of reactions. DID OBAMA MEAN TO CALL SARAH PALIN A PIG? It's probably just a slip, but . . . "The crowd apparently took the 'lipstick' line as a reference to Palin." Reader David Schlosser emails: "This will endear him to all...

  • "I wanna go back..."

    15 September 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    I love that old Eddie Money song. The lyrics are kinda dumb, but it has a good beat and you can dance to it. On the other hand, I don't think I ever wanted to live it. Besides, I never had the coordination required to be a cheerleader. Or the shoes. JS...

  • popped in for this message

    18 October 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    We've all witnessed a lot of insanity in American politics over the last few years. Up until the last few days, none of it has seriously bothered me; hey, just more grist for the satire mill. But after witnessing the media's blitzkreig on Joe 'the Plumber'...

  • It was 90 years ago today...

    11 November 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    "....Sergeant Pepper taught the band to....." no, wait.... That's not it. That's not it at all. It was ninety years ago today ..... that the guy on the right began to make his way home after helping to win the War to End All War. To go to northern Wisconsin....

  • ya der hey

    02 December 2008 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    1. "Suit up, Number One. We're off to twentieth century Canada to prevent the assassination of Wayne Gretzky." 2. "Guinan knitted these herself, Number One. And I don't want to hurt her feelings." 3. In Alternative Parallel Universe 97-Theta, Star Fleet...

  • Where HAVE I been?

    19 January 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Yes there really *is* still a blog here, although you'd never know it for all of the posting going on... I plead busy. So what have I been doing? Well, this last weekend involved a little trip to Minneapolis to see some members of the Bobcat Nation. Seven...

  • Like kids in a Candy Store

    28 January 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." So said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, and Democrats in Congress are certainly taking his advice to heart....

  • Stimulus Stamps

    04 March 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Put a stamp on it -- that’s what the White House says. President Obama announced today that his administration will begin stamping an emblem on projects funded by the economic stimulus package so that people can easily...

  • Speaking of looped

    22 March 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    I've been out of the loop for a few days, due to some busy-making issues here. I haven't looked at the news in days. I haven't even seen a weather report. It's only this afternoon that I've taken a few minutes to look around. I should have just stayed...

  • Obama Sharpens His Reminders That He Inherited Fiscal 'Mess' From Bush

    14 March 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Obama's New Tack: Blaming Bush President Points to 'Inherited' Economy By Scott Wilson Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, March 14, 2009; A01 In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed "an end to the petty grievances and false promises,...

  • Another poorly-chosen photo op

    10 May 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Just how poorly are things going for Mr. Brown? His popularity has fallen further and faster than any prime minister since reliable polling became available nearly 80 years ago. Just six weeks ago, the G-20 summit in London provided him the opportunity...

  • Euell Gibbons reincarnate

    22 July 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Didja ever eat a pine tree? Some parts are edible. I just never thought the BARK was one of those things. It was like watching a Master sommelier at work. In glass... the assessment of the aroma, the color, the full experience of the bouquet.... In mouth......

  • Vacation's End

    03 August 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Ok, folks, it's been a nice little vacation/hiatus for the last few weeks.... plenty of fun in the sun and laying on the beach in my bikini working on my tan. Well, maybe not that last part, but it's been a good break. Now.... it's back to SCHOOL!! Checking...

  • Total Exhaustion

    24 August 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Oh yeah. I woke up this morning to a suitcase sitting next to the back door, and a trail of clothing from that door to my bed. I think I might have been just a teensy bit tired when I got home last night. I would have slept on the plane, but the lady...

  • Ooglin' at the G8

    10 July 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Fer cryin' out load, to read the blogs today, you'd think Obama was interviewing White House interns. And to watch the news shows trying to exonerate our President from the horrible crime of sneaking a peek at a pretty girl by showing the videotape--...

  • The White House - "Facts Are Stubborn Things"

    06 August 2009 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    The following was written by The White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips on the White House Blog: There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These...

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