November 24, 2007

Caption Contest


Thanksgiving through the eyes of Kindergarten kids.

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Because God sent it because he wanted to so we could eat turkey; so we could know what it tastes like.

When was the first Thanksgiving?

After Halloween in 1962, at night at my house.

What happened on the first Thanksgiving?

The Indians had a fight against the other team of Indians and the other day they had a fight against the other Indians and the pilgrims.

Who celebrated the very first Thanksgiving?

My grandma and my cousins and my daddy and my mommy and my grandma and my grandpa and my uncle and my auntie. It was at my house.

Who cooked the first Thanksgiving dinner?

My mom, because my dad doesn't really cook anything.

The turkey. He cooked it on his stove and he cooked it for himself.

A turkey. He was still alive. He cooked roast beef.

What's a pilgrim?

A type of nut.

Where did the pilgrims come from?

Moms and dads.

They're from an island. They live in New York.

What did the pilgrims wear?

Red pants and a blue shirt.

What were the names of the pilgrims' boats?

The Cauliflower, Gongswara and The Milky Waves

How do you cook a turkey?

Your mom cooks a turkey. Her dad finds one and then she cooks it.

You put it in a pot and let it boil. Then it's a turkey. You break off pieces of bone and then you put it all on a plate and people can just grab it.

Cowboy memories

Thought of the week.

Ts'i mahnu uterna ot twan ot geifur hingts uto.

Where does this insanity end?

Fireplace ban mulled in Southern California

By Janet Wilson

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Throwing a few logs on the fire on a nippy evening, or boosting a home's market appeal by advertising its wood-burning fireplace, could go the way of the coal chute and the ice box for many Southern Californians if newly proposed air-quality regulations are adopted.

As part of air pollution plans designed to meet looming federal deadlines, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials have proposed a ban on wood-burning fireplaces in all new homes in Los Angeles, Orange and portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Banning wood buring fireplaces...

The idiocy of these environmentalists knows no bounds.

What the heck is going on in Sheboygan III?

Charges dropped against local man in disappearance

By Jennifer K. Woldt
Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers

The case against a Sheboygan man accused of abducting a 17-year-old Oshkosh girl was dismissed this week after the teen admitted she lied about her two-week disappearance.

Angelina Lor initially claimed that Pheuk Kue, 37, a convicted sex offender, took her to Green Bay against her will in September and held her there until she was able to escape about two weeks later. But in an e-mail earlier this month to Kue's lawyer, Lor acknowledged that she made up the story because she feared her parents' reaction to her running off with an older man.

OK, I'll ask the obvious question, who in their right mind would name someone Pheuk Kue?

November 23, 2007

Watch out for the deer!

Election Question.

I just got Zogybyfied and they asked an interesting question.

Of the Presidential candidates in each party who has run the most negative campaign, and who has run the most positive campaign?

This should be a fun week of hype.

Little Johnny was in his Kindergarten class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.

All the typical answers came up - fireman, policeman, salesman.

Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet, and so the teacher asked him about his father.

"My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men."
The teacher hurriedly set the other children to work on some coloring in and took little Johnny aside to ask him...

"Is that really true about your father working in a gay strip club?"

"No" said Johnny, "he really plays for the Dallas Cowboys but I was too embarrassed to say."

November 22, 2007

November 21, 2007

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

Give thanks.

Thanksgiving open thread.

Christmas Canon (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

Ok, I'm home from work.

Let's kick off the Holiday season right.

I'd like to order a cake please...

Walmart Employee: "Hello 'dis Walmarts, how can I help you?"

Customer: " I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week."

Walmart Employee: "What you want on the cake?"

Customer: "Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that "We will miss you".














I'm offended.

The "I'm offended" croud is out in force again, their target Charlie Sykes.

Charlie posted a parody bumper sticker by Tom McMahon and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is claiming to be offended and asking WTMJ act in a "More responsible manner."

McMahon's point was stinging and simple you can not coexist with evil.

Charlie's rebuke of this is brilliant.

This one is going to blow up folks, stay tuned.

November 20, 2007

Packer Poll

At the beginning of the Packer season I put up a poll asking for the total number of Packer victories this year.

As I recall Steve Egg beat me up for not putting zero out there as an option...

Here are the results of that poll.

1 win 0
2 wins 0
3 wins 2
4 wins 3
5 wins 1
6 wins 8
7 wins 2
8 wins 5
9 wins 16
10 wins 13
11 wins 5
12 wins 2
13 wins 0
14 wins 0
15 wins 0
16 wins 0

Vote for the new Packer poll for total regular season wins.

MRQ of the week.

The MRQ of the week poll is up.

We have four AWESOME quotes this week.

Betting on the outcome is encouraged.

In the Vegas debate...

Six questions were "allowed" from supposedly undecided voters. They were not passed off as having any party preference.

They were in actuality:

A Democratic Party bigwig (political director of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.)
An antiwar activist
A Union official
An Islamic leader
A Harry Reid staffer
A radical Chicano separatist.

Fascinating background on these "undecideds" from Doug Ross.

MVP


They will announce the NL MVP later today.


I don't care who they announce, my MVP is Prince Fielder.


Prince's time will come but I can not think of anyone who was more important to their team this year than Prince Fielder.

Le Healthcare

Today in France there is no healthcare.

Why?

Just about all government service people went on strike there today, including healthcare workers.

I guess 8 weeks of vacation is an insult.

November 19, 2007

MRQ:

My son won some "What Would Jesus Do?" pencils. Are those allowed in the public schools? Wiggy. (Probably not, but try it anyway)

I'll make sure it's green, too. Ally.

So I called him a butt head. Tom. (Oh yeah, well my Dad can beat up your Dad)

Am I the only one who feels bad for the hawk? Lance. (yes Lance, you are)

I'd rather read a book. Kate.

“OMG” I CAN’T BELIEVE HE SAID THAT!!!! Owen. ( Did Owen really just OMG in all caps? Two weeks ago Wendy LOL'd, now this. ^5 )

Big green. Arclightzero

Duct-taped recliners are pretty tacky. Kate. (Do NOT be hatin’ on the duct tape)

Now accepting applications for drunk girl tongue-action. Christian.

Too many people, not enough check out babes. James.

Tomma Mikmannonnen. Tom

THE SLAB OF BACON. Kevin. (Mmmmmmmmmm bacon)

Gee...I think Santa just called me a 'ho'. Amy. (Bad Santa)

All corn-based performance enhancing drugs no longer banned. Big Daddy Drew.

Fuzzy bunnies....fuzzy bunnies...fuzzy bunnies.....ha ha hee hee hoo hoo.... Pete. (Pete has been to a Ron Paul convention)

Stop laughing at me. Mickey. (why?)

I like broken windows. Jessica.

So how do you spell "Chop-Shop" in Arabic? Dad29. ( ضلع مختبر )

Another Presidential debate helps undecided voters decide to watch Dancing With the Stars. Uncle Jay.

Who’da thunk it? Peter

This blog needs more cowbell. Aaron. (I have a fever…)

Wedder yous in deer camp or just on yer davenport watchin' da Packers. Jib.

I never miss a chance to stick in a Barbarella picture. Plebian.



I blame the lack of a light rail system. Me.

Atlanta over T’Bay, San Diego wallops the jags, Cincy wins at home against the Cardinals, New Orleans rebounds and beats Houston on the road, Pittsburgh overwhelms the Jets, Washington beats Dallas in Big D. Fraley. (nice picks, not)

As the kids say, BFF. Patrick. (Great now we have another one doing it, IDK it just bugs me)

Chuck Norris Approved.

GREAT AD!!!!!!!!!

MRQ of the week.

Congratulations to our MRQ of the week winner, Jib!

Start emitting your CO2 now, people!

Accepting the award this week is Jib's cat.


Apologies.

I've been a bit light on posting here over the last week.

Frankly I've had a bad cold and just not felt up to doing much of anything. I feel like I'm on the tail end of it so hopefully things will pick up.

I'll have MRQ up later.

November 18, 2007

Clinton vs. Obama.

Well the mud is certainly starting to fly between Hillary Clinton & Barrack H. Obama.

For a good synopsis click this.

So is there too much negativity going on here? Is Obama right? Is Hillary right? Will the people tolerate this much negativity within one party?

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