Friday, November 27, 2015

Pick out the safe ones...give it a go.

Folks, these Rattlesnakes are in need of a home. They're refugees from the Hill country pushed out by snake hunting, flooding and feral hogs. Now, we think most of these are good snakes and won't bite you, but we are sure some of these will bite you without provocation. We can't tell you which of snakes in the bunch are the ones that will kill you because they all came in together and we can't tell which is which ! In fact, we found elsewhere some are the biting ones who were trained to seek out anyone and bite, hiding among the good ones. But, our federal government has promised to figure it out, so don't worry.

So who wants to give all these snakes a good home?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

For $1.5 million this personal submarine is yours

link to the specs:  Dragon

Obamacare is being recognized as a Bait and Switch scheme by more Americans

EDWARD MORRISEY writing in the Fiscal Times:

Instead of “affordable care” promised by President Obama and Democrats, consumers have instead discovered they have effectively been forced to pay for catastrophic health insurance at comprehensive-plan prices. They have become victims of a bait-and-switch scheme that the government would vigorously prosecute – if it wasn’t masterminding the scheme itself. The consumers interviewed by Robert Pear in The New York Times figured out that they’ve been had.

link:  Obamacare bait and switch

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Brilliant parody of the stupid 'safe space' b.s. on college campuses

The MSNBC clowns didn't even know the guy was there

Whistleblower: 'Planned Parenthood billed Medicaid $35 for 3$ birth control pills

KELLY HARKNESS reporting for the DailySignal:
A little-known whistleblower lawsuit accuses Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa of wrongly siphoning millions of American taxpayer dollars with a series of complicated billing schemes aimed at increasing profits.
Among other dishonest practices, a former manager of the clinics alleges, Planned Parenthood staffers routinely purchased birth control pills for just under $3, billed Medicaid $35 for the same package of pills, and got reimbursed for $26.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Caffeinated peanut butter on its way

BETH MOLE reporting for Arstechnica

Peanut butter can now wake you up as it fills you up—much to the dismay of New York Senator Charles Schumer.

A company called STEEM is making a caffeinated version of the popular protein-packed spread. Two tablespoons of it offers the same dose of caffeine as almost two cups of coffee, the company boasts. But that fact isn't a selling point to Senator Schumer, a well-established opponent of caffeine-boosted foods. On Monday, he called for the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the safety of the enhanced peanut butter.

Link:  caffeinated peanut butter

Nice smackdown of Piers Morgan by David Burge

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Giant crack opens up in Wyoming in just two weeks

mountain gash

BRYAN NELSON reporting for Mother Nature Network:

A dramatic crack has suddenly formed in the foothills of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains that measures an impressive 750 yards long and 50 yards wide. It was discovered recently by surprised backcountry hunters who travel frequently to the area in search of game.

First reported by SNS Outfitter & Guides, a hunting company, on their Facebook page, the mammoth chasm appeared over the course of just a couple of weeks. It's an impressive example of just how quickly very large geological events can occur under the right conditions.

"Everyone here is calling it ‘the gash.’ It’s a really incredible sight,” wrote SNS on the group's Facebook page.

LINK:  Wyoming

Obama in 2013: "No boots on the ground in Syria". Obama this past week: "We are placing boots on the ground in Syria".

German village of 100 forced to take in 1000 Middle-Eastern refugees.


This bucolic, one-street settlement of handsome redbrick farmhouses may for the moment have many more cows than people, but next week it will become one of the fastest growing places in Europe. Not that anyone in Sumte is very excited about it.

In early October, the district government informed Sumte’s mayor, Christian Fabel, by email that his village of 102 people just over the border in what was once Communist East Germany would soon be taking in 1,000 asylum seekers.

His wife, the mayor said, assured him it must be a hoax. “It certainly can’t be true” that such a small, isolated place would be asked to accommodate nearly 10 times more migrants than it has residents, she told him. “She thought it was a joke,” he recalled.

Russian airliner down in Egypt, ISIS says they did it

MSN News:

All 224 people aboard a Russian airliner were killed early Saturday when the Airbus A-321 crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula shortly after takeoff from a popular Red Sea resort town, officials say.
The Metrojet flight, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, was en route from Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt to St. Petersburg when it dropped off radar screens 23 minutes into the flight.

Skull-shaped asteroid will pass close to Earth on Halloween

This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar image was taken on Oct. 30, 2015, and the image resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel.Credits: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF: This image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The radar image was taken on Oct. 30, 2015, and the image resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel. Credits: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF


Earth is in no real danger, though; NASA projects the object - officially "asteroid TB145" - will pass by Earth from about 302,000 miles away at about noon CST on Halloween.

Link here:  asteroid

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A personal note from Yossarian

This blog was created by Bill several years ago.  He thought a feminine influence would add some flavor so he asked Paris to contribute.  Not too long after, Bill asked his good friend and brother-in-law, Chicago D to join in.  A year or so later, I (Yossarian) was invited into the fun.   Sadly, we lost Bill to cancer about four years ago.  Now, I am asking you to pray--or at least hope for a good turn--for Chicago D.  He has been in a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer for over five years.  Right now, the cancer is unfortunately winning.  

I continue to contribute to this blog because I care about this country and want to carry on Bill's online presence.  Now, in addition, I want to give support to our valiant, Chicago D.  He deserves it.

Works for me

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pluto image taken by NASA's New Horizon spacecraft

Western civilization: we're getting pictures of Pluto from our spacecraft 4.67 billion miles from Earth.

Islamic civilization: we're uploading pics of our favorite, hot goats to the interweb

Pluto close-up