Monday, February 22, 2016

Random Rant

I've seen a couple headlines in "the news" more than a few times as follows:

- If there were any aliens out there, they are all likely dead now from climate change [on their respective planets of course]

- Swedish scientists have recently concluded that Earth is the only habitable planet in the entire universe.  !
LOL

Randoms:

Honestly, I've heard the word "penis" more in the last 2 years than I had in the prior 61.  Like a million times more.  What is UP with that :)

Dollar Up. Market Up. Gold Down, Gold Miners UP.  What the hell ? :)

I now cringe at these words and phrases:  Adorable, Badass, Awesum, Epic, Uber, Any product name that ends with "ify" ie. spotify.

Why does everyone say Faux, when Fake has the same number of letters and syllables?

Why does everyone say Redux, when Redo has fewer letters? 

Young women get their "news" from the morons on The View, one of whom recently admitted she didn't know if the Earth was flat or not, as she hadn't really thought about it.  Yea, not surprised!

oBAMa, Can you get any more stupid and egocentric?  (yes..)

Honestly, I believe it is an agenda driven objective to get everyone talking like babies. There is a late 40's guy in our IT dept that says My Bad all freakin day.  But then you have people saying things like "You got all my feels" when they read or see something that pulls on their emotions. You've got people posting on young person websites in response to seeing a picture of a woman that They're "going to masterbate", "just masterbated", "Will masterbate [again] as soon as they can".  And if they see a video of someone doing something other than wrapping themselves in cotton and hiding in a closet that they are "pooping in their pants" over it.  - Very disturbing.

If  I see the whore kim kardash's name in the news again, or any kardash.. or kanye, or taylor swift's, I'm going to scream.  I did scream, I am going to scream again as soon as I can. I'm screaming now in fact.

40% of working age people are unemployed but the the UE rate is less than 5%.  Is there a single number put out by the government that is not compete and utter bullshit?  No.  We're deep into George Orwell land here, where soon concentration camps will be called Joy Centers.

Will kids who were forced to take ADHD drugs be allowed to own a weapon in the future?  Was that the purpose of forcing those drugs?

Will Mustang ever send me another email ?

Will the spectacular Ms Z send me even a toe selfie?

Will IMP ever talk to me again ??

Why am I so Needy ?

Does anyone really Give A F about Pluto or Charon?  Or Mars?  Who the hell would sign up to be on the first Mars mission that isn't even going to land, will take over 500 days, and will have to survive in a tin can drinking their re-processed urine the entire time and for God's Sake what the hell are they going to Eat?   And Part Two - Who would actually go try to live on a sub zero temperature planet without natural oxygen that has for its landscape Nothing but Rocks, that they can already see from Here via Rover pictures ?!?!?!?!?!?  Well, I figure that's an opportunity to get rid of 5 or 6 democrat voters.

I really want to see the UK depart the EU.  Then watch the whole thing come apart.  This is what is needed.

If you can pay No Attention to the above you got it.  You're good.  Concentrate on you, your family, your friends, and do your best to make sure you all have a good time.  Laugh at the insanity.  You ain't gonna fix it.

All the best to the best of you who know who you are.

71 comments :

  1. "Will IMP ever talk to me again.." Perhaps "at the end of the day".. which I happily offer as the most overused and stupid phrase I've ever heard.

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    1. IMP, Well, what IS the endgame? Who are the players?

      Anyway, A nice addition from the handsome and talented IMP.

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  2. First of all it's not "adorable". It's "adorbs." The one that gets me is "yum." I cringe whenever someone posts a pic on Facebook of what they had for dinner and everyone responds with "yum" or yummy."

    My stupid commie brother (he's 72 years old!!!!) calls everything that's good "bad." As in, "You look really bad." Seriously? His other big thing is to say to someone, "You da man." Good grief. I'm thankful he's been out of my life for 7 years now.

    Quick story. When my dad was moved into senior housing many years ago, I was tasked with closing down his very large 2 bedroom apartment in Minnesota. The job was huge. I hired a man to help me. The man happened to be black. This guy was no dumbbell. He was very well educated, and in addition to his handyman hauling business held quite a bit of real estate, and had a marvelous collection of old mechanical metal toys. He was completely booked, but when he saw how much needed to be done in the apartment, and when he realized my lazy commie brother (or any other family member for that matter) was not going to help, he felt so sorry for me that he would work his booked jobs all day and come over at around 5 pm and work until midnight or 1 am. Now that's a special person.

    About the 4th or so day, my stupid brother shows up and says to this handsome black man, who was about the size of linebacker, " Hey, Pat - you da man" in his best shuck and jive manner.

    I was cringing in abject embarrassment, but when I saw the look on Pat's face, I about died laughing. Pat got it immediately that my brother was a moron.

    I don't run into too many folks who are masturbating. They're too busy knocking out illegitimate children.

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    1. Adrie3nne, I hadn't heard "adorbs" yet Thankfully ! (makes perfect sense though) Yes, "you da man" is past tense now by at least a decade. I'd say that died with Tiger Woods.

      I have a couple black friends (Had many more in the 70's) but one in particular these days is such a stand up guy. I would help him with about anything.

      Yum? Yes, I didn't bother addressing all the kids sending pictures of their lunch all across the interwebs... and all that sort of thing but it fits into the theme.


      As far as masturbating, check out thechive.com. I haven't been there in years now. don't stay there too long though.

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    2. "you da man" that is HILARIOUS....Reminds me of when Archie Bunker's house was robbed by two Black guys when Meathead came in and found them robbing, he said some ridiculous 'cool' thing of understanding of WHY they were robbing and perfectly okay with it, to which they said "well, looky here...we have ourselves a LI BE RAL" :-)

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    3. I don't remember that much about Archie Bunker Z. Maybe I was a meathead at the time. :)

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  3. I read a really good article that somehow got kicked out of my tabs. It was about the secret life of teenagers on social networks, in particular girls. I'm no often shocked, but that article was a real eyeopener. The problem came at the end of the article when the author asked, "Am I telling you to not let your kids have smart phones? Absolutely not. Just have some discussions with them about the dangers. What he hell???

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  4. Adrienne... "Just have some discussions with them about the dangers."

    LOL ! My God that's so libtard and so hilarious. hahahahaa

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  6. Great rant, Kid....you're so right. Except on the toe thing............:-)

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    1. Thank you Ms Z. And yes, Shocka.

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  7. Young women don't limit themselves to just watching The View. They broaden their perspectives by watching Ellen, too, Kid. And of course The Bachelor. They are accordingly all well informed on the news of the day.

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    1. Fredd, The really smarty pants ones watch the Daily Show and Colbert.

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    2. You're of course talking about the brainiac lefties, Kid. You know, the ones who can add 3 + 2 (and come up with 4). Those lefty gals are the thought leaders because they are so well informed with info gleaned off the Daily Show and Colbert. Some of the genius brainiacs even watch Conan O'Brian, that's where they get their information on nuclear physics.

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    3. Exactly Right Freed. The ones who don't comb their hair and keep the 2 day stubble on their faces in order to avoid being confused for females.

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    4. Got a new joke I wrote, so far it has not bombed with anyone (yet):

      Q: What is the difference between Hillary Clinton and a ham sandwich?
      A: You can indict a ham sandwich.

      Well? Funny?

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    5. Fredd, I'll give it a 7 on a 10 scale. Maybe add, "Other than both came from pigs you can..."

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    6. Seven? That's it? This is some of my best stuff, Kid. I don't come up with material better than this. Everyone's a critic. Seven, hmmmph.

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    7. PHOT making a comeback, it's up off the floor now. Wonder what's going on with those guys, maybe they paid off the squeeze that the SEC demanded.

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    8. Fredd, it was the mention of hilrod, I just can't bring myself to associate a 10 with the beast.

      PHOT to the MOOOON !

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  8. GREAT ARTICLE, KID! Very true, very witty, and I couldn't agree more.

    Here are a few more thoughts on the subject, which probably should be expanded to fill a book:

    Why does everyone say "COOL," or "KOOL," or "KEWEL," now when they mean "pleasant," "agreeable," "delightful, "good," or even just plain "nice?"

    Why do so many say things now like "I was TASKED with the job of ..." when they mean "I was given the job of ..." or "I was assigned the task of ..." or even "I got stuck having to ..."

    Why do all the NEWS people on TV refer constantly to Ne-VADD-a when for the first seventy-two years of my life it was always Ne-VODD-a?

    Why do people now say, "I love the idea of HIM getting or going to ..." when it SHOULD be "I love the idea of HIS getting or going to ...?"

    Why do people now say, "I have no idea where I'm AT, when it SHOULD be "I have no idea where I AM?

    And on and on it goes.

    I remember being shocked when Start Trek began on TV. "TO BOLDLY GO where no man has gone before" was truly jarring, because all of us were taught in school NEVER to split an infinitive if it could possibly be avoided. How it seems most public speakers go our of their way to do just that at every available opportunity.

    Why do so many say I-RONNY-an, when it has always been I-RAY-nian? Nobody says Pan-a-MONNY-an, or Meso-o-TOMMY-an, do they?

    Why do so many say "di-VISS-ive" now, when they ought to say "di-VY-sive?" Nobody says "de-RISS-ive," and nobody says "di-SMY-sive."

    And on an on it goes. Buzzwords, inferior neologisms, out-and-out Ghetto Slang (Ebonics) and "Hickphonics" (the speech of rednecks, trailer trash and other ignorant, culturally deprived white folk) are rapidly replacing good standard English primarily because the ENEMEDIA aggressively foster and promote low-class garbage in favor of high-class polished, accomplished speech and the achievements that go with it.

    "DUMBING DOWN," –– itself a despicable neologism that means deliberately promoting ignorance, clumsiness, awkwardness, ugliness and slovenliness over acquiring true knowledge, while conforming to established standards of decency and propriety, –– is a powerful tool for destabilizing, weakening and ultimately destroying a culture and resultant way of life.

    In the olden days people were attacked with spears, bows and arrows, catapults, and such . Then, someone discovered gun powder, then airplanes and the A-bomb, then ICBM's, but even before that, they discovered the tremendous potential of MASS COMMUNICATION via radio, then TV, then computers to spread disinformation, promote confusion, foster ignorance, and generally wreak havoc.

    As a result we have entered an Orwellian age of Neo-Barbarism and neo-Feudalism.

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    1. FreeThinke - My biggest bugaboo is "most" or "very" unique. Nooooooooo! It's either unique or it's not. Other than that, you're positively adorbs!

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    2. Yupsy! You da man, Sistah!

      Howdja like to hit my pad and CONVERSATE before we get down to stuffin' our guts with Kentucky Fried?

      Me an you is in SYNC, Babe. De fewchuh belongs to usn's.

      (:-o

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    3. FT, Based on the Watters World videos, we have college students who do not know who fought the Civil War, let alone why or when. We have college students who need to take remedial reading classes just to be able to function in a college classroom.

      I agree your examples, but we are Well beyond 'x' in the Dumbass category. Dangling participles? Ain't there smartypants phones for that stuff, and who needs it anyway to sell a bag a weed or a rock of blow?

      Wait until college is 'free'. Imagine the degradation.

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    4. How about Trayvon Martin's girlfriend - sent to college for free because her boyfriend tried to kill an armed man with his bare hands at 17 years old? She cannot read Cursive. It would be hilarious if it was funny.

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  9. Great post, Kid.

    Of all the many colloquialisms which drive me crazy, the word awesome infuriates me the most. I've had to endure listening to people use that word since at least the 1980s.

    And now for a few of my own additions to your excellent list....

    1. Another word which I keep hearing over and over again the past few years: absolutely. This word surfaces over and over again during those man-on-the-street interviews.

    2. And what about the word forward? It's used all the time now. It's even used in ads for concert-series tickets, and I'm referring to classical music concerts. Why this love affair with the word forward?

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    1. My pet peeve, you know, is, you know, people who can't, you know, get through a sentence without, you know. saying "you know" between every other word.

      I also can't stand hearing people say a long A in constructions such as "a bird," "a plane," "a dog," "a cat," "a man," "a moron," "a politician," "a ride," "a sofa," "a rainstorm," "a catastrophe," etc.

      Marco Rubio gives us long A's ALL THE TIME. So does President Obooboo. JFK did it too.

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    2. Wonderful additions AOW.

      The other thing and I think someone mentioned it, if not here, not far away, that servers especially sall everyone You Guys. I never let them get away with it. Ever. I say - If you look closely you will see that some of us are not guys. They look at me like I'm from outer space. Don't care.

      And Awesome. My God what will they say when they see something that truly is awesome. I guess they'll have no idea what to say.

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  10. Kid typed in the following:

    the morons on The View, one of whom recently admitted she didn't know if the Earth was flat or not, as she hadn't really thought about it

    Are you kidding me???

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    1. AOW, Oh Yea.. start at the 0:95 mark for it

      Seriously, most young women watch the view for their edumacations and "news".

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    2. AOW, She a black girl. Of Course she has a college degree !

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  11. This blog post was Awesum-ify. You got all my feels. Wires crossed, though, cuz I think the toe selfie from Mustang was meant for you.

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    1. Geeezix DeBlade, you made me go back and read my post again. Well, thank you.
      Mustang sent you a toe selfie?
      Well anyway, to you and your female wife - I hope you guys are having an epic and awesome time these days.

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  12. there would be no ADHD (hyperactive - in my day) would not exist if we still thought the arts - music - dance et at and had LOTS of outside physical activities--in the schools--

    and yes--now that you mentioned it--I do believe the drugs administered for ADHA cause lots of 'conditions' and could be a good 'excuse' to deny 2nd Amendment rights --

    C-CS

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    1. C-CS, I absolutely belive that may be one of the reasons for the ADHD drugs. And it just aches my butt to think not only that kids are given rugs because they act like kids, but that their parents ACCEPT IT !!!! Very disturbing.

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  13. Getting back to language abuse and perversion:

    I hear things this on Home & Garden TV all the time:

    "I'm loving the fact that the kitchen has stainless steel appliances."

    "I'm not a fan of this granite."

    "I really like the hardwood floors."

    "The fact that the house has a roof is nice."

    "I'm not really loving the fact that this house has a pool. Too much maintenance!"

    "Ugh this is so EIGHTIES!

    "Meh, it looks too much like Grandma's house."

    "I couldn't live here it has no EN SUITE (pronounced "ON Sweet") in the master."

    Guess how much this house is listed at."

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  14. And on to Dangling Participles:

    "She's over there by the dressing table the one with the red hair."

    "He's on the front porch the one with only one leg."

    "There she is driving that Mercedes the one with the big picture hat and sunglasses.

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    1. FT, Well, frankly, that's kind of minor stuff in my world.... I get you tho.

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    2. FT,
      I fry students for using dangling modifiers!

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    3. I know, Kid, and I don't disagree, but as an admittedly fanatical, lifelong student of English grammar, usage, syntax, style and vocabulary, just because, –– thanks to my Mom and Dad, who read good literature to me from the cradle on ––, I've always been attracted to it, I can only say this:

      If we abandon our ideals in favor of expediency, and choose to follow the paths of least resistance, we become increasingly lazy, increasingly ignorant and less vigilant. Little-by-little the foundation of the great Civilization our ancestors fought and died to build, enhance and preserve begins to crumble until it becomes so weak our world, which we foolishly took for granted, tumbles, breaks in pieces and soon gets swept into the Ash Bin of History.

      Not to be a stuffed shirt, but I believe that SOMEONE has to TRY at the very least to uphold the best standards and most worthwhile aspects of the Past. The effort may prove to be futile, but at least I try.

      Wooden wanna let my peeps down, ya know.

      §;-x

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    4. AOW, I think all students should be taught to speak in double entendres. :)

      FT, We've abandoned cursive writing. How soon do we abandon math because the smarty phone can do it for us. And frankly Everything is on the table because smarty phones can do it for us?

      Seriously.

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    5. Seriously, Kid, one of my greatest sources of anger and anxiety is the runaway movement to get increasingly sophisticated, terrifyingly powerful ROBOTS to do everything FOR us. It seems "the movers and shakers" are trying to make human beings IRRELEVANT. I mean if we don't have to work, don't have to think, can't appreciate beauty, no longer have the capacity to love and be faithful to spouse and family, can't read, can't write, can't speak, except in grunts, groans, pops, clicks, and whistles. why would we even want to bother to continue living?

      If you've never read The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster, I urge you to do it. TMS first appeared in 1909. It is a chillingly accurate prediction of where we were headed even then and where we are today. Science may be great, but true Art is always waaaaaaaaay ahead of the curve.

      Thank God, we still have Tommy Emmanuel and few others divinely gifted to remind us there's a lot more to life than the everyday concerns of average working men and women. That and the kind of star gazing you practice help a LOT.

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    6. FT, AI is going to be a total disaster. Maybe someone will program them to only kill moslems.

      We are on the verge of Rise of the Machines. Literally. Image recognition, GPS, Balance coordination, machines making machines, Nanites, 3d printing of human body parts, speech, Japan is fervently working on very Realistic looking and acting robots (They're doing it for sex robots but there's a technology that will be leveraged), chips that can learn like humans and very much resemble human brain synapses, the incredible shrinking of processors and memory and data storage.... All of that is in the news today. Imagine what hasn't made it to the news yet, so they are much further along that we think.
      Machines that decide we are the problem and figure out how to eliminate us? Oh, Hell yes. Shouldn't be long at all.

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  15. Hey Kidddddddddddddddd.....as usual...your deep thinking has touched another very raw nerve again. You're batting 1000 BF. I want you to replace Josh Dis-honest.

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    1. IMP, Aw Shucks... Seriously though MUCH appreciated and humbling.

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  16. More language...

    You Think English Is Easy???

    Can you read these (right) correctly
    the first time?
    1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2. The farm was used to produce produce.
    3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
    5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10. I did not object to the object.
    11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    13. They were too close to the door to close it.
    14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    18. Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
    19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    20. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

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    1. IMP, English IS a crazy language. Enjoyed it. Crazier than Chinese though? :)

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  17. Hell..here's more for FT....he loves to groove on this stuff...smart man that he is...

    There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
    English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France .
    Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
    We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are
    square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
    And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham?
    If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one
    moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
    If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed
    to an asylum for the verbally insane.
    In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?
    Have noses that run and feet that smell?
    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wiseguy are opposites?
    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down,
    in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by
    going on.
    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course,
    is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
    And who came up with the phrase "cream of the crop"? Has anyone ever seen a crop of milk?

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    1. And why is a bra singular and panties plural ?

      Anyway, good stuff IMP.

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    2. Ummmmmmmmmm...cause some butts are bigger than most?

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    3. I was thinking two breasts and one Felix actually.

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    4. Both items, which I have seen before, are always fun, Imp, –– and would be excellent TEACHING MATERIAL, IF anyone in the EducRAT Establishment were the least bit interested in preserving, protecting and enhancing good English usage, which, of course, they ain't.

      BTW, thanks for the compliment. A rare treat! ;-)

      How about: "She trudged through the slough all the way to Slough to seek help after her skin started to slough off?"

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    5. FT...is that a tongue twister too?

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  18. On the bright side....of which there are very, very few these days fous patriots and cons...

    University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click Fired for Threatening Student Journalist.

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    1. IMP. GUILTY! of enjoying reading about that little fascist piece of shit being fired.

      And Purfessor of Communication? What the hell is That !? And It seems she wasn't very good at COMMUNICATING! hahha. You can't make this stuff up.

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    2. She communicated allright....as to what a useless, bat shit crazy loon she and the rest of them are. Completely FUBAR.

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    3. IMP, I'd say the quality of the professors have come down to the level of the students.

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    4. Precisely my gifted guru.....they haven't matured since they left high school.....which is the reason why they prefer to stay in high school the rest of their lives.

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    5. Exactly, I suspect None of them have any life experience at all.

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  19. OFF-TOPIC, but WORTH CONSIDERING, I THINK:

    ______ REVIEW of CNN’s REPUBLICAN DEBATE 2/25/16 ______

    I watched the entire debate with mounting anger and dismay. Several times I almost turned it off, but felt morally obliged to stick it out, so I did.

    I was so moved by disgust I called C-Span's Washington Journal at 7:00 AM, –– a rare occurrence in my usually placid life. They put me on, and I told them in no uncertain terms what I thought of the affair and WHY.

    I have no idea whether they allowed everything –– or anything –– I said to go on the air. When I finished, I had the distinct feeling I'd been talking to empty air, because I received no questions or remarks from moderator, Peter Slenn, a decent, mild-mannered guy, even if he is a Washington liberal, but I don't KNOW.

    I never use four-letter words, and never indulge in name-calling when speaking in public, but perhaps they didn't like my referring to the rude, noisy, unintelligible exchanges between Mssrs. Trump, Rubio and Cruz as "the moral equivalent of a cockfight in a back alley?" Like it or not the description is chillingly accurate.

    After that I went on to say I thought it was a disgrace the way the rules of the debate were set up in such a way as to encourage and promote this despicable behavior.

    I added that Dr. Carson and Governor Kasich were the only worthy figures on the platform, and that the way they were virtually ignored by the moderators and given short shrift was contemptible.

    Those two fine, dignified, gentlemen were given no time to express and expand on their sober, eminently sane, highly constructive views as to what we ought to try to do to put American society back on an upward trajectory.

    Last night's Republican debate was a degrading spectacle with tragic implications for the future of our country.

    That leaves ME nowhere, since I find ALL the viable candidates on BOTH sides depressingly unsuitable for the job they seem much too childishly eager to be awarded.

    "Whenever a man has cast a longing eye upon [public offices] a rottenness begins in his conduct."

    ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    PS: If you think it was rude or out-of-line for me to post this, please feel free to delete it. I admit I am frustrated at being locked out of my blog with no way to get back in, unless I break down and buy a new computer. @#(*&^!@#$*^*&#@$^§&!!*!%!?!$!?!#![*]?{º}^@!~)(!\!/!

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    1. Explain? Locked out? Do you have a backup?

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    2. Blogger refuses to accept my browser any longer, Kid. I've had THREE different "experts" in –– one from Apple, one from my Bank and one from Comcast –– to try to rectify the situation. All failed. I'm locked out of my online checking account also. PITA! Big Time!

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    3. FT, No probs, the post was on the human condition of which your last comment qualifies.

      Well, my best guess is that you have downloaded some Malware. But just for fun, what operating system, and what browser. Chrome is your best bet for browser on Windows.

      For future use information, if you do have to get a new computer, get some Image Backup software and at least two external drives. Only have one of them plugged into the computer and the power source at any given time. Suspect you got slimed? Go back to a backup you feel is a good one.

      This is what I have and I can go back two weeks if I need to. Forget about trying to remove malware too, It's impossible. Plus you'll never know if you got it all, and maybe have a password sniffer or something that never gets noticed.

      Always have very cryptic passwords for your email and important sites like banks. Consider using two factor authentication and freezing your credit for maximum protection (google those two)
      And Never let the magnetic field around your warp core to wane. Also never trust a Klingon.

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    4. Good advice Kid...I swear by backups....do them daily on both my Macs and images on Win7 / Mac machines. Penny wise and pound foolish not to get a 100 buck USB for a backup.

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    5. IMP, Yes. I actually had a daydream about this sometime after I commented. Relative to Ransomware. Some asshole(s) get their ransonware software on my computer somehow and start threatening me. I get into a chat session with them and beside telling them to go fuck themselves, describe the crude nature and activities of their mothers and their own sexual practices regards animals and their mothers.
      When I get bored, I pop the image backup CD in and reload my system sans their pathetic ransomware malware. I'm actually looking forward to it actually.

      Like how many millions did they get from some hospital somewhere? Business IT security competence Sucks apparently.

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