Tuesday, 29 October 2013

07:45 – HT to Benjamin Disraeli:

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Barack Obama fell into the Potomac, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Harry Reid fell into the Potomac, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Nancy Pelosi fell into the Potomac, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged her out again, that would be a calamity.

And to Henry II (although often misquoted):

Will no one rid us of these asshole politicians?

Tie them all up in a sack, tie it shut, and toss it in the Potomac.


12 thoughts on “Tuesday, 29 October 2013”

  1. The Potomac is already polluted by passing through Mordor (h/t OFD). Upon reflection I did think that the dog, rooster, etc, did not deserve such a fate so the RSPCA might get involved.

  2. Trial taking place in Cincinnati today of a woman teacher who had sex with a couple students last spring.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20131029/NEWS0107/310290062/

    http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/teen-testifies-teachers-sex-trial-4236.shtml

    Ohio is a place of irony. The teacher is subject to up to 10 years in jail if convicted. However, sentiment is changing surrounding these situations, and people—including the talk show hosts on WLW radio—are saying she should lose her job and teaching license, but what would be accomplished in sending her to jail?

  3. Those guys are both over the age of consent (I assume) so if she wasn’t a teacher in their school nothing should happen to her. But she is a teacher at their school so she got/is getting what she deserved. Bloody idiots the lot of them.

  4. Ohio is a place of irony. The teacher is subject to up to 10 years in jail if convicted. However, sentiment is changing surrounding these situations, and people—including the talk show hosts on WLW radio—are saying she should lose her job and teaching license, but what would be accomplished in sending her to jail?

    This is one of the areas where our judicial system is ridiculously sexist. If that was a male teacher everyone would demand jail time. If it’s a female teacher then suddenly there’s a decent percentage of people that are understanding. If you’re a male in the US and you get convicted of something classified as a “sex crime” then you might as well just eat a bullet before your sentencing hearing.

  5. We could drop the sack on North Korea. Any other nation would view it as an act of war, but the one group of Commie shits would probably find their soul mates in the other group of Commie shits.

  6. They were students in her school. She is toast as a teacher. Funny that as recently as when I was in college (which really isn’t that recent), girls in Kentucky could marry without parental consent when they were 14, but boys had to get their mother’s permission until they were 20. Greater Cincinnati includes a large part of Kentucky. What a twist that the underage boys have nothing pending against them, but the old-enough teacher is going to be drowned like a witch.

    I think it was early rock performer Jerry Lee Lewis who married his 13 year-old second cousin once removed. Now that isn’t all that close in the family tree, and English royalty certainly married closer than that and nobody complained; but Lewis was exiled from the business for a decade after crossing that line.

    Moral laws are, in general, without reason being applied to them. And if they are religious rules, but I don’t believe in that religion, why should I have to abide by their rules? I should be immediately exempt from them.

  7. Went to religious funeral today followed by a military ceremony in a VA cemetery in Abilene, Texas. The military portion was a first for me and very stirring. The funeral was for my wife’s uncle who spent 42 years (18 to 60) in the Air Force, Army and Guard. Never rose above sergeant and was a wiz at fixing missiles, tanks, trucks and just about anything military. They did a full flag ceremony and gave the flag to my wife’s aunt.

    The VA cemetery is 2 years old in Abilene and already has over 1,000 internments in it. The veterans are free and their spouse is $700. Dependent children can be buried there also for another $700. They have room for probably 50,000 plots. Maybe less, maybe more. The land probably used to be a missile silo or ten.

    My wife’s uncle has a dependent daughter who is 50, blind and very low functional. Her dad was 80 and her mom is 70. The family has a tough time coming if the daughter outlives the mom but the daughter (my wife’s first cousin) has many medical issues including seizures that just started happening last year. BTW, she is on Medicaid and SSI. Very legit in this case.

    Very interesting to see our government dollars at work in the VA. The expensive thing is the healthcare of all the WWII and successive war vets. My wife’s uncle spent 6 months of the last year of his life in the base hospital in Abilene. His body gave out but the brain was still very functional. Got pneumonia and could not shake it.

  8. God bless your uncle-in-law for his long and faithful service and may he rest in peace now; best wishes also for his wife and daughter.

    Not everyone in the military is a spec ops warrior or infantry grunt; combat troops are at most maybe ten percent, even during an active war. A guy like that would be worth his weight in platinum and don’t think for a minute that he wouldn’t have been totally appreciated and taken care of by the real warriors.

    We have a VA cemetery up here in VT, about eighty miles south of here, but when I go it will be the simplest RC liturgy the Church can provide, no flag on the plain pine coffin, and burial in an abandoned forest bone-yard somewhere with the other forgotten deceased. I’ll try to leave enough dough so any surviving attendees can have a great dinner and however many beverages they like.

  9. One of my cousins passed away this summer at the age of 42. He never married so his sister had him cremated and then took the ashes down to the beach at Galveston. I’m not sure the authorities would have condoned their throwing his ashes in the wind but they did it anyway. I liked it as he loved the beach.

    Here is where my wife’s uncle is now buried. I was wrong, it is not a VA facility but a Texas State facility:
    http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/veterans-benefits/veterans-cemeteries/abilene-cemetery.html

    I love living in the Great State of Texas!

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