Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Forget...

I still can't get over this: Joe Biden is our Vice President. 

That guy, yep, him. He is 2nd in command. Yeah, the guy who said "When the stock market crashed in 1929, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened'."

... yeah, I know what you are thinking, and no FDR wasn't President in 1929. And no, TV didn't even exist back then. You may not have heard about that Biden Blunder because That Guy makes so many absurd comments that no one notices anymore. 

Anyway, I just forget sometimes that he is running our Nation. 

Here is one last quote to make you feel safe: "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be the Vice President of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it  might have been a better pick than me" -- Joe Biden, Nashua New Hampshire Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Um, hello?!


Horse Virus Stolen (click link for story)

Now, if CNN pulled their collective minds together, they should realize, like I have (and most anyone who has ever watched Murder, She Wrote), that this isn't two separate news stories here. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Duck Beach Round Two: Go, then you will know.

[First of all, about the pirates... to the world all I have to say is: I told you so... (see post below, penned a couple days before the fiasco). And, a thank you to the apparent readership of my blog by some Americans in charge who didn't take any crap from the pirates this go round.]

Now, moving on, speaking of oceans filled with dirty men- Duck Beach. Last year, I had quite a lot to say--  click here for the low down   -- this year I will simply say this: You should go, then you will know. I have spent a year defending my comments to people who have not been. So I offer a suggestion, no...  a plea: go to duck beach. Find out what it is like. Be among those people. Come back and tell me about it. 

I will be here:

Staying here:

Visiting here:

Hanging out with: 

Monday, April 6, 2009

WTF, Matey?

If ever there was a moment to appropriately ask the "WTF" question, it is now. 

It is beyond me how we* can allow pirates to overrun international waters. How can a bunch of scoundrels be able to just take a ship over? It is just so ridiculous.

Ok, I get it. Pirates are not like days of old. This isn't a ride at Disneyland. But, I do know that if I had a big freaking ship in the middle of the seas, it would be hard to just to walk on board and take over. But, if for some reason it was taken over, I would expect at least one of the worlds superpowers to be able to figure a way to get it back. Its like we all are like "oh, they took your ship".   

*Here are the sanctioned current players: 

Royal Australian Navy
Canadian Forces Maritime Command (NATO)
People's Liberation Army Navy 
Royal Danish Navy (NATO)
French Navy (NATO)
German Navy (NATO)
Greek Navy (NATO)
Indian Navy 
Italian Navy (NATO)
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 
Japan Maritime Defense Force 
Republic of Korea Navy
Royal Malaysian Navy
Royal Netherlands Navy (NATO)
Royal New Zealand Navy
Royal Saudi Navy
Russian Navy 
Republic of Singapore Navy
Spanish Navy (NATO)
Swedish Navy
Turkish Navy (NATO)
Royal Navy (NATO)
United States Navy (NATO)

The World Superpower Badass Armed Forces (nil) V. Dirty Somalian Pirates (for the win) WTF?

All of us versus a bunch of Somalians, who are apparently getting the financial support from get this, Canadian based cohorts. WTF? 

Furthermore it chaps my hide that these attacks continue. It's not like one crazy Somalian hijacked a ship. It keeps happening because they are succeeding. WTF? Seriously. And the boat isn't the victory. The loot really isn't either. They are getting paid millions of dollars in ransom. I mean, so much money that there are small port towns that have become overnight boomtowns with a large injection of overnight spending when these rouge pirates come into shore. WTF? 

So, what I am being told (or not being told- this is the dirty little secret that the UN and the Media is sweeping under the rug, because lets face it, not only is it embarrassing, but it is an outright threat to our safety)... so, what I understand here is that these dudes are parading around the open seas, taking what they want, killing people, demanding money and everyone EVERYONE involved is like "oh, here you go".