1936 Police chariot
races in Australia
1940 British nurses fitting
gas masks on babies.
600 AD is when this wooden religious
pagoda was erected in Japan.
That's 900 years before
Columbus sailed. It is the
oldest wooden building
in that nation.
2016 So many friends,
so little time.
An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a barstool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels.
After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender:
“Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”
The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says:
“Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind; that you should know five things…
- The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
- The bouncer is a blonde girl.
- I'm a six-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
- The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter.
5.. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?”
The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters:
“Well no! Not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times"!
[Thanks Dan Boling]
What makes you think
this kid is mine?
[Thanks Tom McCusker]
[Thanks Tom Schaefer]
* * * * *
Angela Merkel trying to be the
Mother Teresa of Germany.
Excerpts from a message to the
'Never Trump' conservatives:
'The Flight 93 Election'
By contrast, simply building a wall and enforcing immigration law will help enormously, by cutting off the flood of newcomers that perpetuates ethnic separatism and by incentivizing the English language and American norms in the workplace.
... These policies will have the added benefit of aligning the economic interests of, and (we may hope) fostering solidarity among, the working, lower middle, and middle classes of all races and ethnicities.
The same can be said for Trumpian trade policies and anti-globalization instincts. Who cares if productivity numbers tick down, or if our already sleepy GDP sinks a bit further into its pillow?
... The election of 2016 is a test—in my view, the final test—of whether there is any virtù left in what used to be the core of the American nation.
If they cannot rouse themselves simply to vote for the first candidate in a generation who pledges to advance their interests, and to vote against the one who openly boasts that she will do the opposite (a million more Syrians, anyone?), then they are doomed.
They may not deserve the fate that will befall them, but they will suffer it regardless."
[Thanks Beverly McCusker]
A weak horse welcomes a strong horse.
60 more days
132 more days until
January 20th, 2017
and a new president.
'It wouldn't be Friday
without the Follies.'