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Snow Day

Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:00 am

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[Geeks of Doom – Facebook]

Yeah, I know. We aren’t used to snow around here. We have no plan to deal with it. And, since the roads ice over, we’re slip-sliding all over the place in large vehicles weighing several thousand pounds.

I’m a 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, and the roads here were iced over. That means when you travel at a snail’s pace, foot off the gas, but have to press the brakes for a stop sign or a pedestrian or another car or something, you start sliding and skidding, traveling forward at about 20° off-center. Not a good feeling, particularly if you’re not used to it.

Schools closed, many businesses and agencies closed, and a lot of people had a vacation day. Some of us worked. And, because a lot of people didn’t show up (some nearby counties closed all their roads), we actually got some stuff done.

Go ahead and make fun of us. We can’t handle snow. And we have no desire to learn. We can handle hurricanes. Heck, we play football in hurricanes here in Georgia. You won’t see any hurricane-related scandals here. But snow? You can keep that stuff.

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Angry Birds and Bad Piggies

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:00 am

BadPiggiesSo, what level of Angry Birds are you on? Three Stars on all levels? That’s great.

I’m not the one thinking so (though that does impress me). Obama’s NSA thinks so.

Seems that Angry Birds is one of the methods the NSA is using to gather data on you.

The New York Times reported this week that the NSA and other spy agencies are able to access and exploit the data that many smartphone apps, including Google Maps and Angry Birds, collect.

The N.S.A. and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters were working together on how to collect and store data from dozens of smartphone apps by 2007, according to the documents, provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor. Since then, the agencies have traded recipes for grabbing location and planning data when a target uses Google Maps, and for vacuuming up address books, buddy lists, telephone logs and the geographic data embedded in photographs when someone sends a post to the mobile versions of Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter and other Internet services.

Now, before you get all angry at Obama or the NSA, you need to take a breath. They say they don’t really use the data or even look at it if you’re not a terrorist. Apparently, they can tell before they look at it. And, of course, just because Obama lied about Benghazi, about Obamacare, about jobs, about the deficit, about, well, everything else, doesn’t mean he’s lying about this. And even if he is, you still shouldn’t blame him.

Blame the people that voted for him. None of what we know about Obama and his ilk is new. We’ve known it all along. So, yeah, blame the people that voted for him. Those are the real Bad Piggies.

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Attack Cows

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:00 am

ChickFilAA report from Germany says that cows blew up a shed at a farm in Rasdorf.

Really:

Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

Why were cows collecting the gas? What do they have in mind? Are they plotting against us? Did we dodge a bullet here, and the cows tip their hand by accidentally blowing themselves up?

Here in the US, cows are best known as advertising icons for a chicken restaurant. Well, that and giving milk. And…

Oh. Yeah. Hamburgers.

Maybe that’s it. Maybe they don’t like being in sammiches. So, why are they collecting their farts to blow things up in Germany? Well, what’s the most famous sammich in which you’ll find cow parts? That’s right. Hamburgers. And where is Hamburg? Yep, in Germany.

So, what do we do? Nothing. The hamburger was actually invented in the US, not in Germany. Stupid cows don’t have any idea what they’re doing.

I’m not saying it’s okay that cows are blowing things up in Germany. I’m saying that the Germans got it under control. They don’t need out help. If any country knows how to wage war on a group, it’s Germany. That’s why the terrorists don’t attack them.

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Coca-Cola hacked!

Monday, January 27, 2014 9:00 am

Coke2You heard about the data breach at Target. Then, the one at Neiman-Marcus. But now, Coca-Cola has been hacked.

Think about that for a minute. You might have Coca-Cola in your refrigerator. Which means there’s hackers in your house. Or your Westinghouse!

And, if you don’t, there’s still the chance you’ve ordered a Coke at a drive-thru. That means you ended up with a Quarter Pounder, Large Fries, and Russian Hacker in the bag.

Hit the break room at work? Put a dollar in the machine, and it dispenses a security threat in a 20-oz bottle.

There’s no hiding any more. Hackers are in your wallet, on your Facebook and Google machine, and now in your soft drinks.

The only place they haven’t hacked is your bathroom. When that happens, it’s really going to hit the fan.

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Third World iPhone

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:00 am

iPhone4I saw a report in The Times of India’s business section that iPhones sales in that country are slow, and Apple is looking to improve sales by bringing back the iPhone 4.

In case you forgot, or just didn’t know to begin with, the current iPhone, the iPhone 5s, is the 7th generation of the iPhone. That makes the 4th generation iPhone 4 really old in the smartphone world.

But, in poorer locations, you’re less likely to have people buying a $649 smartphone — that’s the price of an iPhone 5s without a carrier subsidy. In Third World countries like India, Apple doesn’t sell a lot of their higher-priced phones. So what are they going to do? Well, I told you already: they’re bringing back the iPhone 4. Pay attention.

Only…

There’s an aspect of the story missing. Guess where else you can buy an iPhone 4? Walmart. Really.

The iPhone 4 is one of the phones you can get as part of their Straight Talk no-contract service.

Which means India just got downgraded to Walmart status. Is it any wonder other countries hate us?

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Apparently this is news

Friday, January 10, 2014 9:00 am

LenaDunhamI saw a report that the producer of Girls went on a tirade when asked about nudity on his show.

Hey, nudity. That’s always good for a laugh. So, I clicked the link and read the story. When I was done, I knew less than I did when I started.

First, what’s Girls? I mean, I know what girls are; I’ve even helped produce one. But, apparently, Girls is a TV show on HBO. Now, if I had cable, maybe I’d know more about what’s going on. But I’m kinda thinking not. I used to have cable, but didn’t subscribe to HBO. And, a long time ago, when I did subscribe to HBO, I found that I rarely watched it, which is why I dropped HBO. And, later, dropped cable.

But, here’s what I can tell you. It’s a TV show on HBO. That’s pretty much it.

I looked into it a little bit, and best as I can tell, it’s set in the largest melting pot of America and is about four white, heterosexual women. Like Sex in the City, but not because, well, it’s just not. Lena Dunham is the star.

I know, “who is Lena Dunham?” I don’t know. Some liberal feminist chick who who wants to promote diversity and same-sex marriage by starring in a show about four white, heterosexual women. And, she apparently walks around naked in the TV show a lot. Having never seen the show, I can’t vouch for this. But, apparently, she walks around enough for a reporter to ask about it and the producer to go nuts about the question.

Apparently, seeing Lena Dunham naked is enough to cause people to want to watch the show. Which is silly, because the Internet is crawling with pictures of Lena Dunham naked. No, I’m not gonna give you a link. If you know how to use The Google, though, you won’t have any problem. But, let me offer this warning: those pictures of Lena Dunham naked? They look like Lena Dunham. Only without clothes.

You have been warned.

Anyway, she’s apparently somebody, and when someone else gets his panties in a wad about a question about her, it’s news.

It’s days like these when I’m searching the skies, hoping to see a meteor headed this way.

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The joke’s on me

Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:00 am

corzine-approval-ratingI’ve been trying to come up with a way of poking fun at Obama’s slipping poll numbers. I’ve considered and rejected some really lame ideas. So far, the best I’ve been able to come up with is along the line of this:

News From Next Year

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2014 (AP) – The president’s poll numbers have held steady for a year despite Republican claims that the president’s policies have been increasingly unpopular. Polling services stopped conducting polls regarding the president’s popularity in January, a move roundly criticized by Democrats.

“Our own internal polls show that the president’s policies are increasingly popular,” said outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Hardly a day goes by that I don’t ask my staff ‘How’s the president doing?’ Support for the president is at an all-time high. Trust me on this.”

Despite record number of uninsured Americans, Obamacare’s popularity is high among House Democrats, according to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “It’s a shame that Republicans have been sabotaging the Obamacare Website by running ads all summer and into the fall. It’s caused people to lose their benefits, and then they have the audacity to blame it on a law nobody read.”

Even with the popularity of Obamacare, the president’s approval rate has stayed in the 30s since polling stopped.

Anyway, I was thinking about something like that. But, I won’t finish it.

Why?

Turns out Obama’s pollster beat me to it. Really.

Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said.

It’s so hard to make fun of people that parody themselves.

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It’s only Rock N Roll…

Monday, December 23, 2013 9:00 am

20131223-080358.jpgWhile traveling this weekend, I was flipping around the radio, and ran across SiriusXM 26, which is normally classic rock from the ’60s and ’70s, but was dedicated to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame this weekend.

I had heard there was question in some minds about a few of this year’s inductees, but I didn’t bother with it. Seriously, what does it matter?

Until I was alone in a car for over five hours listening to some radio station telling me why these people deserved to be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Now, it is my mission in life to see that place razed, paved over, and an Indian casino put up in its place.

I do not claim to be an expert in rock music. Yes, I was a radio DJ in the 1970s, but that speaks more about my age than anything else. And it’s that age thing that sorta matters. I was around then. I’m not being told what music was like and what the world was like. I was there.

When you look at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame bio of Cat Stevens, it speaks of his bravery in converting to Islam. So, I guess they’ll be inducting Muhammed Ali soon? Born as Steven Demetre Georgiou, Cat Stevens did have some hits in the ’70s, but I wouldn’t call “Oh, Very Young,” “Morning Has Broken,” or “Peace Train” rock anthems. Hippie music, sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s rock n roll.

And, sure, it wasn’t a popular thing for a Roman Catholic-raised child of a Greek Orthodox and a Baptist (or anyone, for that matter) to convert to Islam around the time the Ayatollah Khomeini was putting together his return to Iran, Cat Stevens did that, taking the name Yusef Islam (which translates to Joe Moslem). But what’s that got to do with the music? It didn’t suddenly make “Moon Shadow” a rock song.

And Peter Gabriel? Seriously? Even the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame had a harder time coming up with a bio for him. So, they talked about other stuff:

The epic song “Biko” directly inspired the Artists Against Apartheid movement as he spearheaded the Amnesty International A Conspiracy Of Hope and Human Rights Now tours.

See. They shoulda just chucked Nelson Mandela in a hole in the ground and spent the entire ceremony playing Peter Gabriel songs.

Now, I will grant that his music is more rock that Joe Moslem’s, but putting him in the Hall of Fame? That’s like putting Mario Mendoza in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The real one, not the one in Mexico.

And, speaking of Mexico, it seems that her album of Mexican music was enough to grant Linda Ronstadt admission to the Hall of Fame.

I remember playing a lot of her hit singles in the 1970s. That list includes…
“You’re No Good”
“When Will I Be Loved”
“Heat Wave”
“The Tracks of My Tears”
“That’ll Be the Day”
“It’s So Easy”
“Poor Poor Pitiful Me”
“Tumblin’ Dice”
“Back in the U.S.A.”
“Ooh Baby Baby”
“Just One Look”

All cover versions of songs made famous by others. Which means that the band playing down at the Holiday Inn has a chance for induction next year.

I think I’ve calmed down now. I’ll worry about more important things now.

Until I get back in the car to head home, and turn on the radio. Then I’ll be ticked off again.

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Name that school

Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 am

NathanBedfordForrestThere’s a school in Jacksonville that is going to get a new name.

Nathan B. Forrest High School (Go Rebels!) won’t be Nathan B. Forrest High School much longer. The reason? Somebody didn’t like who Nathan B. Forrest was.

So, who was Nathan B. Forrest? Other than Forrest Gump’s ancestor? Well, he was a slave trader before the War Between the States, a Confederate general in the War, and a member of the first incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan after the war.

You may wonder how Nathan B. Forrest High School came by that name, particularly when over half the students are black. Well, neither they nor their parents were consulted in the naming, that’s for sure. Most of the students at Nathan B. Forrest High School come from either J.E.B. Stuart Middle School (Home of the Raiders) or Jefferson Davis Middle School (Home of the Chargers). So, I assume you’re seeing a pattern here.

Anyway, Nathan B. Forrest High School won’t be Nathan B. Forrest High School much longer. The Duval County School Board voted to change the name. But they don’t know what to. As soon as they come up with a name, they’ll spend around $400,000 to change signs, stationery, uniforms, and such.

And here’s where we can help.

Let’s come up with a name for Nathan B. Forrest High School. Other than Nathan B. Forrest High School. Leave them in the comments. Whatever you do, don’t call the school board directly. Leave the suggestions here, so the school board can get some really great ideas.

I’ll start.

  • Generic High School
  • John Doe High School
  • He Who Shall Not Be Named High School
  • Cthulhu High School
  • James T. Kirk High School
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt High School
  • Frank J. Fleming High School
  • Inigo Montoya High School
  • Heywood Jablome High School
  • Pussy Galore High School
  • Plenty O’Toole High School
  • Bond, James Bond High School
  • Jack Goff High School
  • Buster Cherry High School
  • Mike Hunt High School
  • Sofonda Peters High School
  • Oliver Klozoff High School
  • Jacques Strap High School
  • Seymour Butz High School
  • Hugh Jass High School
  • Amanda Hugginkiss High School
  • Blast HardCheese High School
  • Dirk HardPec High School
  • Smoke ManMuscle High School
  • Bob Johnson High School

Not sure if those will work. What ideas have you on the matter?

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How did this happen?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:00 am

It’s not fresh news, but it’s still shocking and surprising to me.

ObamaSign

In Johannesburg last week, there the fake stood, on TV for the whole world to see. It was the funeral of Nelson Mandela, and one by one, dignitaries came to the podium and spoke. But it soon became apparent that something was wrong.

The picture above shows the problem. There is the fake, standing there for the cameras. He knew he was begin watched. He must have known that people would eventually realize that he wasn’t capable of doing the job he was picked to do. He had no qualifications, and, based on statements that have come to light, is a serial liar.

Today, people realize he’s a fake, and has even been the subject of derision on Saturday Night Live recently.

But, even after everything I’ve read and heard, I still don’t understand how it came to happen. How, oh how, did Barack Obama ever get elected?

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To the moon!

Friday, December 6, 2013 10:00 am

It’s been over 40 years, but I found out yesterday that a life-long dream is coming true. I’m going to the moon.

BasilToTheMoon

Naturally, since it’s part of the government bureaucracy, I had to find out from a third party. NASA hasn’t even contacted me yet, in fact. But, the news leaked out. I’m expecting a call from then any moment.

Frank J. was kind enough to put off nuking the moon for a couple of weeks. He didn’t promise anything beyond that, but I think it’s a reasonable compromise.

Anyway, I’m off to the moon. I guess I need to pack. I’m not sure what to take. I might want to take some snacks. Something to drink; Tang maybe. My iPad. Probably won’t take any cash. I don’t think I’ll need it there. Besides, the moon takes VISA.

What else should I take?

I mean, if you found out you were going to the moon, what would you take?

Oh, and is there anything I can bring back for you?

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Word

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:00 am

BigBookOfWordsSo, what’s the Word of the Year?

Depends on who you ask. Is it “selfie,” “tweaking,” or some other silly word?

Well, if you ask Merriam-Webster — I think she used to appear on Happy Days — it’s “Science!”

Really.

How did they pick that word?

This year’s list was compiled by analyzing the top lookups in the online dictionary at Merriam-Webster.com and focusing on the words that showed the greatest increase in lookups this year as compared to last year. The results, based on approximately 100 million lookups a month, show that the words that prompted the most increased interest in 2013 were not new words or words used in headlines, but rather they were the words behind the stories in this year’s news.

So, “knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation” is what people wanted to know.

That had to be a shock to the people that thought that “science” meant “Al Gore said it.”

Other words on the list?

  • “Cognitive,” which, I think, is a wine.
  • “Rapport,” which is someone who wears his pants around his knees.
  • “Niche,” who said “Out of chaos comes order.”
  • “Metaphor.” What’s a metaphor? To keep cows in.

There are more. You should learn these words. Because words are good things. We use words every day. In fact, this whole things I’m writing uses words. And no words were harmed in the creation of this blog post.

Well, not permanently harmed.

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Virus alert!

Monday, November 25, 2013 10:00 am

ComputerVirusThe NSA has put viruses on 50-thousand computers, according to one report.

NRC, a news site or something in the Netherlands, reports that Edward Snowden’s documents said that the NSA put malware on 50-thousand computers worldwide. Floor Boon — that’s the reporter’s name; and if you can’t trust Floor Boon, who can you trust? — writes that the NSA has complete control over the malware:

The malware can be controlled remotely and be turned on and off at will. The “implants” act as digital ‘sleeper cells’ that can be activated with a single push of a button. According to the Washington Post, the NSA has been carrying out this type of cyber operation since 1998.

Now, who would the NSA target?

Well, I don’t think I have anything to worry about. It’s not like the NSA would put any malware on my computer or anything.

Sure, I’m a conservative, and don’t think much of them stepping on the liberties of Americans, but they wouldn’t use that as an excuse to FLUINEUGFPSE. DSFLJIE. JDJF JDIFO UEWRFDPR GDW9E7TS HEG0&RE% 51 62 61 6D 61 20 63 61 6E 20 6B 69 73 73 20 6D 79 20 61 73 73 21 101010

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SOB

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:00 am

DogObamacareYou’ve heard and read the stories about people trying to sign up for Obamacare but failing.

Well, that’s certainly not true for Baxter Smith of Fort Collins, Colorado.

“Who’s Baxter Smith,” you ask?

No, really, go ahead and ask.

Well, now, since you asked, I’ll tell you. He’s a dog.

KDVR Fox 31 in Denver reports that Shane Smith tried to sign up, but they covered his dog Baxter instead.

“I thought, ‘Wow, this is so awesome,’” Smith said with a laugh. “They have gone out of their way to insure my 14-year-old Yorkie.”

Smith had called Connect for Health Colorado to sign himself up for insurance because his old plan was cancelled due to Obamacare.

I had heard that getting covered is a real son of a bitch. And, since Baxter is a male dog, he is exactly that: a son of a bitch.

That’s good news for a lot of people. Including me, to hear an ex- talk.

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Ho-care

Friday, November 1, 2013 10:00 am

It seems like everyone is impacted by Obamacare. Frank and Sarah lost the plan they had. My 2nd ex- lost her coverage. My rates have increased.

You hear these horror stories all the time.

But, something has to balance out, right? If one thing goes up, something else comes down. Which means that someone must be benefitting from Obamacare.

CNN found out who. Sex workers.

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Seems that Hollywood types are the only thing whoring themselves out for Obamacare.

Even so, the plans would still be more expensive. But, for some reason, they qualify for subsidies, meaning it does cost them less.

Who pays for the subsidy? Taxpayers.

So, next time you see a sex worker, go ahead and ask for your piece of the pie. So to speak.

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Trouble over comments

Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:00 am

CommentsDid you hear about the court in Estonia that ruled that a news Website was responsible for comments people left there?

Yeah, I know. I was shocked, too. I didn’t realize that Estonia was a real place. I thought it was one of those places in storybooks where talking lions or goat-footed men live. Of course, it could be real and have talking lions and goat-footed men living there. I’ve never been to Estonia, so I don’t know.

Anyhow, some story was written in 2006 that a bunch of people got their panties in a wad about. Something about roads and ferries. Or maybe it was fairies. Kinda hard to understand what was going on unless you actually read the story, and the Wall Street Journal wants money to let you read it.

Here’s the deal: some court ruled that the Website should have known that comments could have had a detrimental effect on the company in the story. And, when they let people write nasty comments and left them up, they (the Website people) were to blame.

So, does that mean that if you clowns up and say something nasty about others that this Website is responsible?

Well, apparently so. In Estonia.

That kinda puts a damper on Frank’s plan to relocate to Estonia. I was kinda looking forward to the talking lions. Not so much the goat-footed men.

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I do not like it here or there. I do not like Obamacare.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:00 am

GreenEggsAndHamTed Cruz was doing the whole filibuster thing about Obamacare or something. A lot of pundits were saying it was doomed to failure, but they’re pundits. Pundits don’t know jack. Unless Frank J. is a pundit. Then forget what I just said.

I think the filibuster is great. First, there’s the whole reading Dr. Seuss thing. And Dr. Seuss has written more smarter, insightfuller things than most Senators have ever written. So, it ups the level of the Senate.

It also lets you see who else is willing to go along and try to … well, do whatever he’s doing; stop Obamacare, I think.

But, I wondered what else should Senator Cruz, or anyone trying to filibuster this, read aloud on the Senate floor. I thought actually reading the Obamacare law would be a good idea. But, I don’t know if one man could do all that.

What do you think would something good to read to help stop Obamacare (or whatever it is Cruz is doing)?

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Tattoo

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:00 am

PopeyeI’m not a fan of tattoos. That’s why I don’t have any. But, neither am I a fan of stopping others from getting tattoos. I know plenty of people with them.

Once, most of the people I knew with tattoos were military, or ex-military, mostly Navy or ex-Navy. Later, a number of people sporting tattoos included people who got drunk in or near Savannah one weekend. That’s because you had to go to Savannah, Richmond Hill, or Hinesville (Ft. Stewart) to get a tattoo. Unless you were in Reidsville, but Georgia State Prison wasn’t normally a place you left after just one weekend.

But, in recent years, tattoos are sprouting up all over the place. And now, the Army is reacting to that. The oldest branch of the U.S. military is looking to ban some tattoos from being visible:

Under the new policy, new recruits will not be allowed to have tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline, (Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond) Chandler told troops. Current soldiers may be grandfathered in, but all soldiers will still be barred from having any tattoos that are racist, sexist or extremist.

Once the rules are implemented, soldiers will sit down with their unit leaders and “self identify” each tattoo. Soldiers will be required to pay for the removal of any tattoo that violates the policy, Chandler said.

I’m still not a fan of tattoos, but I kinda have a problem with the new Army policy. It goes against history. At least, Georgia History.

Let me tell you a story. Back in the early 1940s, the governor of Georgia — I heard it was Ellis Arnall, but it could have been Eugene Talmadge — was meeting with a bunch of soldiers before they headed off to war, either in the Europe or Pacific campaigns in World War II. One of the soldiers spoke up and asked him why 18 years old was old enough to go fight in a war, but not old enough to vote for the people that send him off to war. The governor told him, “You’re right. We’ll do something about that.”

By the end of 1943, Georgia had become the first state to allow 18 year olds to vote. In 1955, Kentucky did the same. The rest of the U.S. joined in 1971 with the passage of the 26th Amendment.

Here’s another story. In the 1970s and 80s, when states were starting to raise the drinking age to 21, Georgia put in an exception for active duty military. That exception no longer exists — the state does allow parents to give alcohol to minors in their own home, but that’s the only exception (O.C.G.A. § 3-3-23) — but, as you can see, where I come from, we have a history of allowing things specially for or because of the military.

This new Army policy is counter to that, and I don’t like it. And I don’t want the Navy, Marine, or Air Force to follow suit.

Of course, in my time in the military, a lot of soldiers had tattoos, but none were tramp stamps. Well, not many.

What’s your take on this?

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Jude 9-10

Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:00 am

PJ Media reports that news outlets in Egypt are showing photos depicting Barack Obama as Satan. The Al Wafd articles reports that the image is making the rounds on Facebook, and describes the photo, although it incorrectly identifies the pentagram as the Star of David. Stupid Arabs.

ObamaSatan

They should be careful. With the stable of lawyers Satan has with him in hell, they are in danger of being sued for defamation.

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Fast food for slow people

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:00 am

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AP Photo/Burger King

Have you seen the latest from Burger King? They call it the French Fry Burger.

It’s a burger… with french fries on it. Really.

Now, I understand that Burger King is in a war with McDonald’s, trying to get you to put your dollars in their hands. They do this, of course, offering something of value to you. (I have to explain that, in case there are any Obama voters reading this, since they have no idea of how business works. If they did, they wouldn’t be Obama voters.)

Anyway, they’re putting the French Fry Burger on their Value Menu, pricing it at $1 so you’ll spend your money there.

Only, you gotta wonder who comes up with these ideas. Take a four-year-old to Burger King, buy him a small burger meal, and there’s a chance he’ll lift up the bun and put some french fries on the burger.

So, in their latest salvo in the Burger Wars, Burger King is breaking out a strategy that a four-year-old would come up with.

I’m thinking that the wrong restaurant chain has a clown as a mascot.

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