Leany on Life -- April 2011

On This Day in History

Meanwhile, over in an Alternate Universe


Mirthers
4/28/11
*sigh*

Okay, I checked . . . I didn't want to, but it was my duty. I checked and the . . .

Continued below
(Best viewed with a mind not clouded by the Kool-Aid)


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The John Galt Society

It can be discouraging to look around at who's running the show these days and wonder "Where have all the grown-ups gone?"

Take heart. There are still some people who are not drinking the Kool-aid. Here's where to find them. I would suggest going gown this list every day and printing off the most recent articles you haven't read to read over lunch.

Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is a feisty conservative bastion. You loved her book "Unhinged" and you can read her columns here.
Ann Coulter

Ann posts her new column every Thursday, or you can browse her past columns.
George Will
What can you say? It's George Will. Read it.
Charles Krauthammer posts every Friday. Just a good, smart conservative columnist.
If you want someone who gets it just as right, but is easier to read, try Thomas Sowell, who just posts at random times.
Jonah Goldbert seldom disappoints.
David Limbaugh carries on the family tradition.

Jewish World Review has all these guys plus lots more good stuff.

Or you can go to radio show sites like
 Laura Ingraham's or Glenn Beck's or Rush Limbaugh's..

If you'd like you can study The Constitution while you wait.

Then there's always TownHall.com, NewsMax.com, The Drudge Report, FreeRepublic.com, World Net Daily, (which Medved calls World Nut Daily), News Busters, or National Review Online.

For the Lighter Appetite

If you have to read the news, I recommend The Nose on Your Face, news so fake you'd swear it came from the Mainstream Media. HT to Sid for the link.
Or there's always The Onion. (For the benefit of you Obama Supporters, it's a spoof.)

Dilbert.
Dave Barry's Column
Daryl Cagle's Index of Political Cartoons
About half of these cartoonists are liberal (Latin for wrong) but the art is usually good. (Fantastic, if you're used to the quality of art on this site.)

Or just follow the links above and to the right of this section (you can't have read all my archived articles already). If you have read all my articles (you need to get out more) go to my I'm Not Falling For It section.

Above all, try to stay calm. Eventually I may post something again.


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Mirthers
4/28/11
*sigh*

Okay, I checked . . . I didn't want to, but it was my duty. I checked and the whole birth certificate deal is required posting for a blogger. (I guess I showed them, though, by posting days after it was yesterday's news.)

So Obama showed us his birth certificate. Wow. I have to take back all the things I said about him not having a clue about how to lead a world power.

Here's the deal (and I know I'm violating my own policy my stating the most important concept before 17 paragraphs of introductory fluff): Being an American has nothing to do with where you were born or who you parents are.

Barack Obama is not an American in any meaningful sense of the word. He was born in America, his mother was an American . . . but Barack Obama is not an American in any meaningful sense of the word.

After I started this posting I saw this cartoon that summed up what I'm trying to say:

You know why it took him so long to do something as simple as producing one little document. The longer he let people dwell on the issue the more people were distracted by that and away from what a failure the man is as a leader. It was also calculated to make anyone who opposes him look as ridiculous as the birthers.

Showing the document didn't cure anyone's stupidity. Some moron called a radio show to explain why the Certificate he showed wasn't real. " . . . and Hawaii wasn't even a state when he was born!"

Seriously.

As long as I had to blog about this, there are some ancillary elements that we can examine. First among them: My gosh, but the man can talk.

I like what Rush used to do where he'd speed up any clips of Obama so he sounded like the chipmunks. He explained that the man has a voice. That's all he's got. When you take that away and have to listen to the substance of what he's saying, it completely changes everything.

I tuned in right in the middle. He was saying "Those dirty nasty Republicans are playing politics. They are proposing things "that will have huge consequences potentially to the country . . ."

Uh, you mean, as opposed to things like Nationalized Health Care?

The man is a skunk. He is a pile of crap.

I could forgive you for disagreeing if you just crawled out of your spaceship from Mars, showed up in the Rose Garden, "Hey, what's all the commotion . . . ? Dude, who is that handsome guy that's making so much sense? Wow."

But if you've seen him operate for more than three seconds . . .

"We live in a serious time right now and we have the potential to deal with the issues that we confront in a way that will make our kids and our grandkids and our great grandkids proud."

That would sound pretty good if it weren't coming from a guy who's more committed to his golf game than deciding whether he's for or against Khadafy.


And that's where it ends
I will not say anything about the royal wedding. I'll only stoop so low.

Conclusive Proof
That Scott Adams works where I do.

Dilbert.com

(Click on the strip for an article I wrote about this)


Toons you've prob'ly already seen


Antics of my CPF
4/13/11
Of course, I'm a sophisticated man of the world, so I would never have made this kind of mis-judgment . . . but a close personal friend of mine was recently in Las Vegas on business. As he went to and from his hotel he noticed that the local college girls that visited the casino seemed to dress pretty provocatively. He'd see these girls, obviously just college girls coming to the casino to have a few drinks and unwind from the stress of homework, walking around alone or in pairs, hanging out by the elevators.

He thought to himself "I don't know if it's because it's UNLV instead of BYU or if it's 'cause it's 2012 instead of 1983, but girls didn't dress that way when I went to college."

A couple of days into his business trip my close personal friend was walking back to the hotel with his group and one of the guys said "Looks like a call girl convention up there."

He looked up ahead and, streaming out of the hotel towards the taxis and the strip, were about a dozen of the "college girls" that my poor, na´ve, unsophisticated close personal friend had noticed hanging around in the hotel.


Amazing Grace for Mormons
You may know that I kinda' like the song 'Amazing Grace." But if they sing it in my church they must always do it on the Sundays I miss. It's not in the LDS hymn book . . .

As it turns out, my close personal friend happens to be the choir director in my ward. He came up with this arrangement of Amazing Grace that he is having the choir perform for Easter.

If that doesn't get him fired the trumpet accompaniment he has planned for the fourth of July performance of The Battle Hymn of the Republic is sure to do the trick.


Grace
Here's a question. Do Mormons believe we are saved by grace?

Abso-freaking lutely. No doubt about it, but the word "grace" scares them. The Baptists will tell you that you can't swim to Germany. You have to take a boat (I guess back in the day they picked Germany on account of Martin Luther and transatlantic jets hadn't been invented yet). That's their metaphor for the atonement . . . we can't do it by ourselves.

Mormons aren't trying to swim to Germany. We believe in taking the boat. But we believe that you have to buy the ticket and show up at the right time and walk up the gangplank. We believe that if you screw around on the deck you're going to fall off and not make it; the magic guardrail doesn't guarantee that once you're on the boat nothing you can do can keep you from getting to Germany.

So, yeah, we believe that we're saved by Grace (even though we're scared to say the words). But our Bibles still have the book of James in them.


I can't believe
. . . that I ventured into the dangerous territory of talking religion. Next thing you'll know I'll be doing politics on this blog.

Toons



On Nutrition Redux
Okay, a little more on nutrition and weight loss. Three things:

1. If you want to lose fat have you have to build muscle, because muscle tissue is where fat is burned.

2. Read all the fancy theories, then simply eat less and cut out sugar.

3. Never take nutrition advice from someone with a gut the size of mine.

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