Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all who have served, do serve and will serve this great nation.

"It is during our most challenging and uncertain moments that our Nation's commitment to due process is most severely tested; and it is in those times that we must preserve our commitment at home to the principles for which we fight abroad."
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - Hamdi v. Rumsfeld - 2004

The Changing Of the Guard at the Tomb Of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary in Arlington, VA.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kevin Garnett and Sasha Vujacic: Which was worse?

Props to my friend Ray for initially making this observation.

Kevin Garnett got called for a personal foul for this:

Sasha Vujacic initially got called for a technical but it was changed to a Flagrant Two:

Let's hope in the Finals, the Celtics preferential treatment doesn't continue...Just to be fair though, the League should suspend them both for the first two games of the NBA Finals.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Random Ipod Friday

These are out of the playlist entitled: My Top Rated (which are my 4 and 5 star songs). I randomly select the first song, skip it and give you the next ten that play.

Goodbye to Romance - Ozzy Osbourne

Thinking About You - Norah Jones

Could You Be Loved - Ziggy, Damian and Stephen Marley

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor

Safe In The Arms of Love - Martina McBride

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

The River - Garth Brooks

Traveling Riverside Blues - Led Zeppelin

Mein Teil - Rammstein

Across The Universe - The Beatles

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arizona and Political Tacos

This is an inside joke and the joke is really a book. Hopefully, those of you NOT in on the joke can still find humor in it.

GOP Taco - aka "Family Values Taco" - Not made by illegals, homos or non-Christians. Best when eaten while your mistress reads the Bible to you.

Democrat Taco - constructed by illegal immigrants after a $500 million government program was created to show them step-by-step how to make a taco. Provisions made by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to ensure funding for this came only from white middle class tax payers.

Tea Party Taco - They won't eat the taco unless you can prove it was in the United States. Other than that they want the government out of their tacos.

Nancy Pelosi Taco - Looks pleasant from the outside, almost fake but it is filled with demonic evil, not to mention, it will cause the world's most annoying laugh.

Glenn Beck Taco - TACO - Traitor Anti-American Communist Obama. He won't eat tacos because the founding fathers never ate tacos.

Harry Reid Taco - It's really a chalupa but isn't self aware enough to realize it.

Sarah Palin Taco - "I eat tacos all the time. All kinds, all different sorts, ya know, whatever taco they put on my desk, I just eat them up. I love me a good old fashioned American taco. It's what Reagan would have eaten so it's good enough for me, aw shucks."

President Obama Taco - Served to failing industries loaded with BILLIONS of Not to mention, although many have seen the certificate, including Hawaii's Attorney General, we cannot PROVE where this taco was made.

Mitt Romney Taco - "I am categorically opposed to tacos as I prepare for my 2012 Presidential run even though as governor of Massachusetts I made tacos the official state food.

Ron Paul Taco - Tacos are an unnecessary part of the food industry and should be audited and then eliminated.

FOXNews Taco - "Tacos are...MUSLIM...wonderful a dinner rotation...OBAMA...for many American...OSAMA...families across this...HITLER, STALIN, MAO...great nation."

MSNBC Taco - "Taco. We have no original material, we just react to the talking heads at FOX News. Taco. Taco."

CNN Taco - "The most trusted name in Tacos."

Jon Stewart Taco - "This f***ing Taco."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Random Thoughts on Ethics: Murder

New series here. Many subsequent posts to follow. Nothing gets people's blood boiling like hypothetical debates about ethics...

Why punish attempted murder less than murder? The one who attempted to murder is guilty of the same intent as one who completed the deed but should they be punished less severely for sheer incompetence?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arizona - The Grand Canyon State

Since many of you already know my feelings on Arizona's new immigration law making it against the law to break the law...sigh...I thought I would look up and share some other wonderful laws about the last of the lower 48 states to join the union. A land stolen from Mexico in the US-Mexican war, or as they call it in Mexico "El Invasion Estadounidense de Mexico" or "The American Invasion of Mexico."

* Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
* There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.
* Hunting camels is prohibited.
* Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
* It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
* When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses.
* A class 2 misdemeanor occurs if one places a mark upon an American flag which is "likely to provoke physical retaliation."
* It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.
* Children are not allowed to sing nursery rhymes after 8 pm.
* Elephants must have a bell around their necks to warn swans of their approach.
* You can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.


* Cars may not be driven in reverse.
* You may not have more than two dildos in a house.

Globe - Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.

Hayden - If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined.

Maricopa County - No more than six girls may live in any house.

Mesa - It is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liqueur license.

Mohave County - Anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it in public until it is all used up.

Nogales - An ordinance prohibits the wearing of suspenders. Women can be fined up to $500, Men up to $2000.

Prescott - No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house.

Tempe - It is illegal to eat grass from any area where sheep or cows are grazing.

Tombstone - It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.

Tucson - Women may not wear pants.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Best Songs of All Time

So frequently I recommend songs to friends with the preface "This has got to be one of my top ten favorite songs of all time." I'm sure I've said that so often that I have about 100+ songs in my top ten. So, I figured I'd take a go at it. It should be noted that these are what I consider to be the ten BEST songs not my ten FAVORITE songs. Now the question remains: Can I condense the list to just ten? I'll try...

In alphabetical order:

"Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd

"Con Te Partiro" - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

"Dear Mama" - 2Pac

"I Walk The Line" - Johnny Cash

"Imagine" - John Lennon

"Layla" - Derek and the Dominos (video is of a 1999 Eric Clapton concert)

"Let It Be" - The Beatles

"One" - U2

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones

"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

My "bubble" songs (in alphabetical order):

"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
"Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne
"Hotel California" - The Eagles
"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
"Light My Fire" - The Doors
"London Calling" - The Clash
"My Generation" - The Who
"Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix
"Redemption Song" - Bob Marley
"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My favorite Tea Party Signs, Part IV

These were provided by a friend who participated in a southern California Tea Party. Thanks for the pics Scott...