Ooops. I've been doing all my posting over at facebook. Sorry about that. I am still pretty discombobulated from the election and the rocket war on Israel, suffering from a (relatively mild, but persistent) form of Blogger's post-traumatic-stress Block.
Here's a sampling of today's mix -- in the form of your basic "link dump."
* This is very funny... AND it's about the fiscal cliff. You'll see what I mean, from this excerpt:
"Your neighbor asks you why you don’t want Fireman D to put out the fire, and you explain to him that a fire can’t be put out with gasoline.
“Have you ever tried to put out a fire with gasoline?” he asks.
“Of course not!” you scream.
“Well then how do you know it won’t work?”
You grab onto your hair and shout, “Because it’s gasoline! It’s flammable!”
“Flammable?” asks one of the reporters with a snide expression on his face. “Where did you hear such a stupid thing? FOX News?”
All of the reporters laugh.
* Facebook is just way too easy; one click and I can 'share' this from someone else's page.
I received my tax return for 2011 back from the IRS with questions on my dependents. It puzzled me and I have been working on it ever since!!!
They questioned how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents."
I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons;
and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate, and 1 President."
Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO IN HELL DID I MISS?
* From Israel, by way of IMRA:
Maariv 30.11.2012 features a photo of HIla, the 28 year old head of the testing division responsible for the testing and transfer of Iron Dome batteries to the Air Force who is in her 9th month of pregnancy (expecting to give birth next Sunday).
The battery was completing a series of testing at the testing field when Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabri. The team realized that they could close the gap between testing and deployment and in the course of 60 hours were able to deploy the Iron Dome battery to defend Tel Aviv. Hila is an aeronautical engineer married to an Air Force officer.
"When her husband's commander told him he was sending him home to be with his wife as she was about to give birth, he replied that his wife wasn't home."
* And last but not least, I came across Jay Carney. Sadly, I've lost the link for the quote, but it's still good for a couple of laughs:
"... one of the jobs that Congress has is to make sure the United States government pays its bills as the greatest economy and the greatest country on earth — we pay our bills."
You have to ask (and it's a shame no one did) that if it's indeed true that "we pay our bills," how is it that we're $16,333,515,840,533.59 in DEBT?
* Oh, and this was very funny. A progressive Democrat from Michigan thinks Big Gubmint should bail out student loans (see "Student Loan Forgiveness Act 2012"). His argument?
* Plus, I came across a surprising piece from nearly two years ago - in the Washington Post:
I guess I must've sneezed because I missed that entire debate. If it's still going on anywhere, let me know.
* The only really good news I came across is that chocolate is good for you, as it may protect against stroke. (It does wonders for Blogger's post-traumatic-stress Block, too -- especially when submerged in coffee.)
And last but not least... THIS, my friends, is absolutely HILARIOUS. By way of Bill Whittle on facebook. Guaranteed to be the funniest voicemail you ever heard in your life!