Open thread and Jimmy says Thumbs Up

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  1. I am watching the coverage of the Casey Anthony trial. It seems like her defense team is going for a dismissal due to their incompetence. They didn’t prepare their witnesses. They kept bringing up evidence they had not disclosed beforehand. But the worst is that they never gave Casey any advice about appearance. If I were a defense attorney, there is no way in hell that I would allow her to appear in court with those harsh ugly clothes and that dark severe hair style. Even her make up is horrible. I don’t get it.

  2. The kitteh vid was adorable and led me to watch even more kitteh vids that came up as suggestions after the Jimmy one was done. Katz are kewl.

    Then, right here at UW’s site, a GOOGLE ad appears on the youtube imbed listing his website and saying “President Obama needs your help. Join his 201 campaign now.”

    All I could think of was, boy are they barking up the wrong tree. The chance of him finding any supporters among us is the equal of Uppity’s Pineapple farm in the Adirondacks.

    He’s been running for reelection since he took office. The perks are all he cares about. His ego will be crushed when he is voted out. Provided we have a somewhat legitimate election. People are pissed.

    Releasing the gas reserves is supposed to be saved for dire emergency. If we ever have a major catastrophe (the size of the Japan tsunami nuke disaster) that is supposed to get us through it. Not to lower prices falsely just to get his poll numbers to go up.

  3. oops, not 201. 2012.

    Coffee.

    I have to work this weekend BUT we are having a BBQ at work. I am not going to need to raid fridges for the holiday since we are bound to have so much food that none of us will be able to walk after we eat. The American tradition. EAT till you drop.

  4. I am not going to need to raid fridges for the holiday

    ***Attention Uppity readers: This is a trick. Do not, I repeat, Do Not leave your food unguarded.***

  5. Oh! Spoil sport.

  6. While you are out enjoying your food on the 4th you need to be advised that the food police will be out and about looking for you. (ROF) ok so have any of these crack pots looked at their imperial leader lately ? You know that guy Al Gore who looks as if he could eat the entire Idaho potato crop and all of the beef in Texas ?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/opinion/30palmer.html?_r=4

  7. Karen all you need to do is find a food police outfit and you can raid everyone. You would be doing it in the publics best interest right ? lmao

  8. Warts and all, this a great nation and I am very proud to be American and on this 4th of July, we should celebrate her birth. We have been though bad times before and we have survived and we will this time too. Our politicians are the most corrupt in my life time. They vote “party”, not what is good for the country, but what is good for the party and their next election. I am a veteran of world war two and can not stand the thought that somehow some people think that flying our flag or displaying our flag in public places should not be allowed.

  9. utahwoman, from that Times piece is this quote:

    “And finally we come to dessert. Skip the pie. Baking is so energy profligate that the government hasn’t yet figured out a way to reward any residential ovens with the Energy Star label.”

    OMG, the humanity, fascists, how dare they, sputter, sputter. Wait till imust hears about this! If I had a subscription to that rag I would cancel it.

    Forgo pie? We are AMERICANS. Hint: Apple PIE.

    Lawd, this is all obama and meeechelle’s fault. Oh, and Al too.

    Green Commie Lunatics, the whole lot.

  10. Jessie, you just reminded me that I’ve been so busy I forgot to pull my flag out. Heading for the pole now.

    And Jessie, thanks.

  11. What’s this I hear?? No PIE??? karen you are correct! This is treason!
    Now what about the Obama’s lobster? Doesn’t lobster require a lot of boiling water? And Kobe beef? And think about the pizza chef they had flown in from somewhere….imagine the carbon footprint that meal caused!

  12. Jessie, you are right about two things. Our politicians are corrupt and we will endure. It’s what we do. This is America. We will endure and rise above all the scum that wants to keep us down. You are are WWII vet and we owe you a huge debt of gratitude for that. I lost an Uncle I never met in that war. Because of you we are here and because of you, we have learned that We Are America. and we will ALWAYS endure and rise.

    A salute to you from someone who has never done a thing for America compared to you!

  13. LMAO I figured with all the PIE talk here lol you would catch that roflmao.

    Imust youmusthaveforgotten HE is the second coming of Christ. Even his farts do not pollute the air. Meshoe will just have to confiscate all the pies in favor of health. She can just tape them to her already over burdened ass and thighs.

  14. Amen to what Uppity said Jessie. TY and you are so so right. I believe America will endure this illness as she has others. Good bad or otherwise I still believe in her and her people.

  15. imust you forgot how one of The Incandescent One’s staff members said you could grow orchids in his office in winter, it’s so hot. This is the same little snot who expects old people to freeze to death in winter.

  16. Karen the location of our BBQ this year, complete with ribs, is being kept a secret. So don’t even try.

  17. My dog will be wearing her red white and blue scarf for the 4th parade. I’d like to see somebody say something to her about it.

  18. Uppity, when you have ribs it should be in a secret place. I want no part of the ribs you have. That’s your personal business.

    Now meat loaf and meatballs are another story…

    Speaking of ribs, I saw a prepackaged “Tony Roma’s world famous ribs”, good looking slathered racks of baby backs and not too pricy. A gazillion calories though, of course. Has anyone here tried them? Do they taste like they do in the Tony Roma restaurants? I really liked the Tony Roma on Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills/Kew Gardens (Rep. Weiner’s old district!) years ago when I lived in that area. They had ribs to die for.

    Not the kind of ribs that Uppity has…

  19. More sprout recalls:
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/07/01/idaho.sprouts.recall/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

  20. Hell no, I don’t do used ribs, Karen. Make my own. Both kinds.

  21. Warning Uppity Readers: There is no use in setting your dog to guard your food from Karen. She shares with them.

  22. I love how he has his shirt sleeves perfectly folded in that video, like a pansy. He probably has somebody fold them for him, heaven knows he’s far too lazy to get it right himself.

  23. Oh Heck no she has to be the one slipping past the wrecking crew and taking the leftovers. Here I thought it was those dastardly grandkids that are visiting. lmao.

  24. Darn now I am wanting some ribs. My hubby makes the greatest ones ever.

  25. His ‘body-man, Reggie Love, folds them, UW.

  26. What a ridiculous speech that is! Great orator, my foot!

  27. Darn now I am wanting some ribs. My hubby makes the greatest ones ever.

    That’s the first sexual thang I’ve heard UT say here.

  28. Cockroach alert.
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/02/washington.cold.case.arrest/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

    Gee, after he left the military under an assumed name, he was a policeman for many years efore he retired. Wonder how many other children went missing?

    djmm

  29. More dangerous BS from the so-called religion of Islam:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/07/01/2011-07-01_mickey_mouse_runs_afoul_of_the_islamists_in_egypt_but_in_a_democracy_sharia_has_.html

    On his well-followed Twitter feed, the Coptic Christian Sawiris posted an image of a bearded, kaffiyeh-clad Mickey Mouse and a face-covered Minnie Mouse, alongside the comment, “Micky [sic] and Minnie after . . . ” – in other words, “after” the Islamists gain power. It was a fairly pedestrian, if pointed, piece of political humor, but the anti-ironic Islamists didn’t see it that way.

    On Monday, 15 Islamic lawyers associated with the puritanical Salafists submitted a complaint to Egypt’s general prosecutor, alleging that Sawiris “ridiculed the Islamic faith” and violated a penal code that criminalizes speech attacking “heavenly religions.” If convicted, Sawiris would face six months to five years in prison, plus a fine.

  30. “heavenly religions.”

    Rolling my eyes here.

  31. djmm, what a sin that freak lived this long without some severe suffering and a horrible death.

  32. That’s the first sexual thang I’ve heard UT say here.

    That’s only cause she is thinking of the other kind. lol.

  33. NoEmptySuits, on July 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    And most likely that is about my limit too lol. I really do believe it is far far over rated

  34. Well-rolled eyes, UW: Islam really is a Mickey-Mouse religion, isn’t it?

  35. Ah, karen bribing dogs explains Milly’s agressive behavior around the fridge. I didn’t think karen would make it this far north – and I don’t even like spareribs, although prime rib is pretty darn special.

  36. NES they’ve been after MIckey Mouse for a long time. An Islamic cleric issued a fatwa against him in 2008
    http://www.religionnewsblog.com/22384/mickey-mouse-fatwa

  37. Maybe Islamic cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid is just more of a Bugs Bunny sort of guy?

    In an interview with Al-Majd Television the sheikh, a former diplomat who once served in the Saudi embassy in Washington, condemned cartoons that endear rodents to their viewers.

    Islamic law, he said, sees the mouse as “a repulsive, corrupting creature” while children today see mice as loveable and “awesome” because of animated shows like Tom and Jerry, and Disney staple Mickey Mouse.

    “Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases,” Al-Munajid tells the interviewer.

  38. These ‘clerics’ are an effin’ joke, and should be laughed out of town. It doesn’t take much to become one either; as I inderstand it, pretty much anyone can declare himself a cleric or an imam.

  39. Geez, does Islam like ANY animals? Whenever I hear about Islam and an animal, they think that animal is dirty and disgusting!

    (well, okay, they seem to like goats………………….)

  40. NES, any HUMAN can declare themselves to be one…. not an animal, like a woman….

  41. Yeah goats are pretty popular from behind.

    Then they eat them.

  42. I still maintain they are terrified of large dogs. That’s probably why Israel trains so many of them to attack. I’ve seen some of their dogs on video. Magnficent killers.

  43. Hahahah, a little ribs, followed by a plateful of ribs.

  44. Israeli military dogs.

  45. Too true about their anxiety re dogs. Milly is a sweetheart – loves everyone. Yet all my Islamic neighbors will cross the street rather than encounter her, even though they know her, they are terrified of her.

  46. Yeah my dog is sweet too. The kids ride her. The old people love her. She’s the star of the pet shop. She’s sweet. Till she’s not. Dogs Know. I’m certain of it.

  47. I still maintain all we need at airports are dogs. Don’t even need to xray anybody. Bomb sniffers are legendary, and they know it too. And none of them have a record of molesting kids or porn on their computers.

  48. They work on holidays too. And they will do a double shift.

  49. 100% in favor of using dogs. As you said Uppity they know and further criminals fear them because they know they know.

  50. They would work well at the border too.

  51. Why don’t they use dogs? Trained properly, they would be Terrific, so why are they not employed?

  52. fun Lassie parody.

  53. Agree about the dogs.

  54. Uppity, the article says the man arrested in Seattle and his wife spent a lot of time with their grandchildren. I hope none of them were abused.

    djmm

  55. SoCal looks at seceding from California and becoming the 51st state.

    http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_southcal02.3a61b15.html

  56. Just need to teach the dogs to go after the nuts first then the arms.

  57. Oopsie! Lost another preZeedenteal seal! Maybe this is a karma payback for that sill faux seal.
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/02/presidential-seal-recovered-from-philly-freeway/?hpt=hp_t2

  58. the 1st time…………

  59. Tony, some nutcase or the other brings up secession every few years in Calif. I wouldn’t worry about it.

  60. Strauss Kahn leering at Michelle. Obama: Hands off1

  61. In order to become a state, the other states, ALL OF THEM, have to ratify it, right?

    If so, fergettawbowtit. Half of the country can’t stand ONE calfiornia, much less two.

  62. The way they have it gerrymandered, the “southern CA” state would be very conservative. It would also have the whole Mexican boarder to itself….good luck with that!

  63. Yeah maybe Mexico will want to annex them.

  64. Odd that they don’t include LA in So.Cal. Who knew?

  65. Must have been an oversight NES. loll

  66. I suspect, from what I’ve learned about border towns in Texas, that if you live in a border town and start out as a liberal you might morph into a conservative just because you can’t stand it any longer and need a gun. A lot of the bleeding hearts don’t have to listen to AKs in the distance from their bedroom windows.

  67. The eagle has landed. What is Bill going to do in a sewer with a bird?

    Great FF. Can’t wait to see where you’re going with this one. he he.

  68. Maybe the eagle represents the USA (well it does actually)….I mean it represents that the USA is currently in the sewer thanks to Obama and MKBill is going to run for POTUS and save the USA!!
    or not.

    BTW, NES if you’re out there, No Quarter has a post up about Huntsman you might find interesting. Comments at the end by someone named wobbie (or something like that) and our own JWSmart are very intriguing.

  69. imustprotest, on July 2, 2011 at 11:45 PM said: Edit Comment

    Maybe the eagle represents the USA (well it does actually)….I mean it represents that the USA is currently in the sewer thanks to Obama and MKBill is going to run for POTUS and save the USA!!

    ding! ding! ding!

  70. Yay! Do I win a penguin?

  71. and MKBill is going to run for POTUS and save the USA!!

    You scratched out Bill’s presidential plans. Now you are in deep poop

  72. Yay! It’s not me tonight! Sorry FF.

  73. An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River in Montana ruptured Saturday and leaked hundreds of barrels of oil into the waterway, causing a 25-mile plume that fouled the riverbank and forced municipalities and irrigation districts downstream to close intakes.

  74. hmm….ruptured eh….I wonder if there was an earthquake? I seem to recall FF saying something about earthquake swarms in that area.

  75. Thx for the tip, imust. Will check out NQ.

  76. Maddow feels the wrath of Obama fans
    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/06/29/maddow_obama_gay_marriage_backlash

    Cry me a river…. Serves her right!

  77. Hey Rachael! See what happens when you tell the truth??? Better get with the program and go back to pretending, racist!

  78. “Evolving”: The word Barack Obama uses to descibe the fence post planted firmly up his ass.

  79. Evolving sounds like a racist term to me….butwhattaIknow! I’m just a washed up old bitter knitter Hillary has been.

  80. ROFL! Since WHEN does a so-called ‘Progressive” have to “evolve” on the gay marriage issue?

    Answer: When he’s actually a Regressive.

    Question: WHen do a Regressive’s followers become apologists for him because he’s a Regressive?
    Answer: When they are so embarrassed that they are afraid sooner or later they will have to admit they were WRONG about this turkey. But hey, at least he’s partially black.

  81. MKBill as president – hmmm couldn’t be any worse that today, so what the heck – are there bumper stickers and lapel buttons?

  82. I imagine that’s coming soon, HT. He’s been putting the pressure on me about it. Imust has already come up with a couple slogans on his twitter.

  83. Manson’s crazy as a loon, but at least he’s not an Obot.

    Convicted murderer Charles Manson breaks silence: I worry about global warming, Obama is an ‘idiot’

    BY BILL HUTCHINSON
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Charles Manson, the loony leader of a blood-thirsty 1960s cult, is breaking 20 years of silence to rail against global warming and bash President Obama as an “idiot.”

    [snip]

    While he has been locked up for 40 years, Manson said he fears for the environment beyond prison walls.

    “Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere,” he said.

    “If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem …,” he added, without finishing his thought.

    [snip]

    His attorney recently asked President Obama to free him. But in the interview, Manson did little to endure himself to the commander-in-chief.

    “They’re playing with him,” said Manson, calling Obama a “slave to Wall Street.”

    Babbling in English and Spanish, Manson was full of bravado, but made little sense in his first interview since 1987.

    “I’m very mal hombre, nasty,” he said. “I’m in the bull ring. I run in the bull ring with the heart of the world.

    “I don’t play. I shoot people,” he went on. “I’m too bad. I’m a mean guy. I’m an outlaw. I’m a criminal. I’m everything bad.”

    In a single sentence he implored his interviewer to “accept yourself as God” and to “realize you’re just the Devil.”

    “You’re everything and you’re nothing at all,” Manson said.

  84. Charlie and Global Warming. The circle is complete. Now EVERY insane person is a believer. Al Gore has been vindicated.

    Apparently, being incarcerated as he is, Charile didn’t get the memo about changing the name to Climate Change. But he did get the Idiot memo.

  85. Apparently, being incarcerated as he is, Charile didn’t get the memo about changing the name to Climate Change. But he did get the Idiot memo.

    Hahahahaha, Upps.

  86. Loving the unfolding Header, FF.

  87. Manson did little to endure himself to the commander-in-chief.

    I think the reporter from the dumbed-down school who wrote this piece meant “Endear”. But nevermind.

  88. This is why the case against DSK will probably be dismissed; but at the very least is unlikely to yield a conviction.
    http://www.talkleft.com/legal/daletterdsk.pdf

    Asst. DA’s tend not to write such letters to opposing counsel, cc to the judge. The fact that she did here means the ‘victim’ has lost close to all credibility in the prosecution’s eyes. In a he-said/she-said criminal case scenario (ie, no eye witnesses), the victim’s credibility is all. The case against DSK is toast.

  89. I’m just a washed up old bitter knitter Hillary has been.

    Hey, join the crowd!

  90. What you’ve been saying, Upps:

    Media and Politicians Drop ‘Global Warming’ in Favor of ‘Climate Change’
    http://m.newsbusters.org/blogs/aubrey-vaughan/2011/07/01/media-and-politicians-drop-global-warming-favor-climate-change

  91. Interesting change in the header…

  92. Dedicated to Thaddeus McCotter. He submitted a bill to allow IRS deductions for Veterinary bills, bless his heart. He also appears to have had one too many acid trips along the way. Thaddeus, he’s the Guitar Man too! I often wonder how many of those slugs in congress play musical instruments, which would be an indicator of their ability to learn something , improve on it, and stick with it when it seems to difficult…

  93. OOOHHHH the header is changing! The Header is changing! Whatever will FF come up with next? Will the Eagle pop out with Fireworks and Sousa music?

  94. Love the header. It doesn’t surprise me that Washington was a cat person. The great ones usually are.

  95. LOVE the header! Should have known MKBill was in on the quest for freedom!

  96. Yes! Yes! Bill was There! Cat haters removed him from the history books!

  97. Morning all. Lots to do today but got a chuckle out of this one.

    http://bitsandpieces.us/2011/05/27/information-about-gonorrhea-lectim/

  98. The friendly, long-suffering Dutch have decided to say “screw you” to those who would take their tolerance and welcoming attitude as an invitation to destroy the Dutch culture.

    The land of windmills and tulips grew a pair in June and officially tabled legislation that effectively says to the Religion of Peace, “We are tired of bowing and kissing your Holland-hating-religious-freak ring. So, with all due respect, please assimilate to our particulars or we will shove a wooden shoe up your backside and deport you back to Suckistan.” No offense, of course

    ——

    To be specific, here is what’s going down from Ede to Amsterdam legislatively:

    – The Dutch government is saying geen meer to multiculturalism, because it has paved the way for the most amazing belief system ever to spawn parallel enclaves that hate the Dutch. Oops.

    – On June 16th Dutch Minister of the Interior Piet Hein Donner tabled to parliament the official doc that states that both the government and the people are overwhelmingly sick and tired of the relativistic slop and are gonna shift gears and laud Dutch culture from here on out, and if any immigrant doesn’t like it they can kiss their chocolate sprinkles.

    – In addition, the Dutch are not only refusing to play the nice game with zealots who loathe them but are also demanding obligatory integration to their norms, or you can say tot ziens to their windmills.

    – All immigrants will be required to learn Dutch, and the Dutch authorities will not be lax with those who blow off Dutch ways and laws—which entails no more funky, full-face headgear for a certain awesome religion’s ladies, as well as no recognition of said special religion’s courts or laws.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/douggiles/2011/07/03/the_dutch_ditch_multiculturalism

  99. I knew MKB was there at one of history’s glorious moments! And, here we thought, based on his appearance on Buck Palace’s balcony, that MKB was a Royalist!
    I think the eagle pulled him out of the sewer and delivered him to George W. It can happen to us too! We can all be saved (from) Barack if we trust in our first president. Wait, wait,…isn’t that what the Tea Party believes?!

    FF, do I win a pengy?

  100. Raising a Heineken. It’s about time.

  101. Freedom Fairy, you rock!!!!! Love the new header!!!!

    djmm

  102. This is for Uppity’s dog! And if ever any of you get the opportunity to go to Boston for the 4th- do not miss the free concert by the Boston Pops on the Esplanade!

  103. Love the header! MKBill is like Forest Gump. He’s everywhere! Oh, maybe the header is his intro into the POTUS race! No very important speeches, one picture’s worth a thousand words! M K Bill – M K Bill !

  104. Raising a Heineken. It’s about time.

    Yah, Sohie, it’s “about time” I won a pengy! UW, ya listening?

  105. Well shall we file this under “Told you so!” ?
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/june_2011/57_view_hillary_clinton_favorably
    57% View Hillary Clinton Favorably
    “Favorable reviews for Clinton are up slightly from March but have been in the mid- to high 50s since she became secretary of State in January 2009.

    While an overwhelming number of Democrats views Clinton favorably, most Republicans feel the opposite way. More than half of voters not affiliated with either major political party, however, have a favorable opinion of the former first lady.

    Women view Clinton more favorably than men do. Eighty-five percent (85%) of blacks have a favorable regard for her, compared to 54% of whites and 55% of voters of other races. Clinton is regarded favorably by 87% of liberals and unfavorably by 65% of conservatives. ”

    So- more than half of independents view her favorably. More women than men. (did I not read somewhere that more women can be counted on to actually show up and vote?) 85% of blacks. 87% of liberals. And if my math is correct 35% of conservatives.

    Sounds like a damn fine winning coalition to me.
    And the asshats claimed she was the most divisive candidate EVAH!

    Please God save us from pundits and politicians.

  106. NES- you have no pengy? I will share my patriotic penguins with you!

  107. MKBill does have a paw in everything! LOL!

  108. Wow, PMM! Thanks — I’m honored. July 4th does bring out the patriot in me.
    And, you’re so right abot the Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade on the Fourth; I’d go there every year whilst in college.

  109. NES- yes the Pops, the 1812 Overture, with the National Guard shooting the cannon and all the church bells ringing! The patriotic sing-a-long! The fireworks! They do throw one damn fine party do they not? Spent many many birthdays on the Esplanade. From Fiedler to Williams to Lockhart. 1976 was spectacular- what a crowd! My oldest was jsut shy of his 4th birthday that year and slept through the Overture ROFL!

  110. The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

    This one is a little different ….
    Two Different Versions …
    Two Different Morals
    OLD VERSION

    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

    The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

    Be responsible for yourself!

    MODERN (or OBAMA’S) VERSION

    The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
    and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be
    allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

    CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshoppernext to a video of the ant
    in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

    America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green…’

    ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the SEIU
    group singing, We shall overcome.

    Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake,
    while he damns the ants.

    President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
    Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.

    Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper,
    and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,
    his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house
    he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize
    the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

    The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

    MORAL OF THE STORY:

    BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU VOTE IN 2012!

  111. Hmmm, at last MKBill gets the recognition he deserves. Bill, won’t you marry me. Zeke loves you too.

  112. EXCELLENT one Utah!
    It is not the job of the govt to encourage generational dependency and redistribution of personal property. I donate and volunteer with local charities and am the go to person amongst my friends when someone is having a bit of bad luck and needs food. Not that I have a lot to give, but am just good at gathering lol. But then, most people I know, if they absolutely are on the last dime and HAVE to apply for assistance, are mortified and try to keep it quiet and get the hell off the dole asap!

  113. Brilliant, utah! Did you make that up?

  114. Damn fine party is right, Mom! Went to everyone of the performances from 1982 to 1985. The Overture and cannons made a splendid finale.

  115. NES and NYSMike:

    MK Bill is Every Cat!!!

  116. lol NES, the Tea Party also believes that Ronald Reagan was Jesus. They worship the guy who declared ketchup a vegetable and dumped all the mental patients out on the street.

    He wasn’t the worst president. That’s a tie between Carter and Obama, but he wasn’t a great president either. The one thing he did do is make people FEEL good, though. And you got a sense he actually had a spine, for chrissakes. You hear that Barack, you pussy?

  117. Hey WMCB! Where ya been????

    Looks like lots of places are hanging up the Multiculturalism thing, and basically saying SHOVE YOUR COLONIZATION.

    Kinda wears thin when you put up with the INTOLERANCE of people who DEMAND TOLERANCE FOR THEMSELVES, and who, incidentally, want to take you over, if not kill you first.

  118. Okay, now about the Anthony trial. As it wraps up, I get the distinct feeling that if I were on the jury, it would be a hung jury. I think any one of that dysfunctional bunch could have killed that baby, but I see no real proof that any of them did it. For all I know, they all did it. But I don’t see anything here that makes it clear that one of them, two of them or all of them did this to this baby. The only thing we know for sure is a baby is dead. But as far as pinning it on her, I’m out because I see no solid evidence that would bring me to say beyond a shadow of a doubt, she did it.

    I’ll duck and run now, but the truth is, they can’t convict someone when there is no real evidence that the person did it, alone or with someone else. The only thing we know is SOMEBODY killed that child, but this trial IMO has not shown me who that was. SHe’s a liar, this is true. Probably pathological. It’s possible she lied to her parents a lot to keep them out of her face. But that doesn’t mean she killed the child, it just means it makes you THINK she did because she’s so odious, and she LOOKs so severe with that horrid hair and face. But being horrid looking doesn’t make you a killer either. I think she probably did it, but you don’t convict on Probably.

  119. UW, I loved me my Reagan (back before it was fashionable).

  120. Noooooo! Bite your tongue — MKB IS A SPECIAL CAT!

  121. I also see them pimping the thing now about her not wanting to be a parent. Hell, half my friends didn’t want to be parents, but are parents today.

  122. NES I hereby award you with a pengy. Just because you’re hot.

  123. imust, Bill is a cat of very few words. He is an action cat unlike his opponent who so full of shit you need a shovel to be near him. Like all cats, Bill says little, and sees All. and like all cats, he has no problem dancing sideways all humped up and hissing when he sees something he doesn’t like. The rest of the time, he Plans. He actually looks like he’s napping during his Planning meetings, but don’ be fooled. Many a cat plot was hatched this way.

  124. Re: Boston Pops. I have spent plenty of summers en picnic outside their tanglewood music shack.

  125. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! I have a UW pengy now. Thxxxxx.

  126. NES you loved you your reagan because he did the Daddy of the USA thing and you needed that. Like I said, he was not the worst, but he wasn’t something great either. But he knew how to be warm and fuzzy to the children and he was very patriotic. But I also think his I Don’t Recall responses to the Iran Contra were bullshit.

  127. Good analysis of the Casey case, Upps. I think you’re correct on what the outcome should, and is likely to, be.

  128. NES, I use the term Every Cat like the term Every Man. He’s grassroots!!!

  129. The I don’t recall lines- ah yes. Was that part of his early alzheimer’s? Or just the usual political bs?
    Ah Tanglewood! Picnics in the Berkshires. Though I have to say I went to more Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass festivals just over the line in NY! LOL
    Some one of these days I am going to splurge and dress up and get one of those fancy tables for the Pops Christmas gig!

  130. NES you think he jury will be hung? I do.

  131. I do think so, Upps.

  132. Eiher that or they will barter each other down to involuntary manslaughter or something like that. But even THAT hasn’t been proved.

  133. Aha! Go MKB! Restore the Dem party to its former respectability!

  134. Yep, that’s true. If they haven’t shown identity beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecution’s case should be toast. If the jury does convict, it’s because they hate ‘white trash.’

  135. But aren’t all murder cases circumstantial? I mean the primary witness is dead.

  136. Is MK Bill a Democrat? Or is he an Independent? He’s a cat, so I’m thinking the latter.

  137. NES you loved you your reagan because he did the Daddy of the USA thing and you needed that.

    Hahahahah, UW. Only you could get away with saying that.
    But, I also liked him because he embodied the strength and relentless optimism that US-lovin’ foreigners associate with Americans.

  138. Not all murder cases, imust, because one can have eye witnesses, eg; but, most are, though. But, circumstantial cases need to be stronger than this one — eg, DNA evidence at the scene, a murder weapon with prints, no alibi, no one else with motive or opportunity, that kind of scenario. One of SoCal’s famous DAs, Vince Bugliosi, was fond of saying that a good circumstantial case should be like a rope, intertwined strand upon strand of evidence, creating a strong end-product that hangs together and isn’t easily unraveled. The OJ murder case was the classically good circumstantial case — he only got off because the jury was racist (pro-AA), and wasn’t going to convict a famous black man.

  139. NoEmptySuits, on July 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM said:

    Brilliant, utah! Did you make that up?

    I only wish I had. It was sent to me but it is awesome is it not ?

  140. Interesting NES. What about the Scott Peterson case? I was glad how it turned out, but was surprised that he was convicted.

  141. Ayup, awesome ’tis, utah.

  142. Imust, unfortunately, I didn’t follow that one. It’s possible the jury really, really hated him. That shouldn’t matter, but sometimes juries just go south (disobey their sworn obligation to decide only on the evidence presented within the four walls of the courtroom).

  143. But, I also liked him because he embodied the strength and relentless optimism that US-lovin’ foreigners associate with Americans.

    I will definitely buy that. He did do that. America was completely bummed out by Carter and that was a fact. if Carter had gotten a second term, I bet the suicide rate in America would have jumped sky high. The man was a perpetual bummer, a lecturer and the Typhoid Mary of malaise and despondency. Wait a minute, that’s how it feels NOW!

    Anyways, after four horrendous years of Carter Pain, up popped Reagan, all positive and upbeat and strong and smiling.

  144. Yes imust, what else would a cat be but Independent?

    No not all cases are circumstantial. For example, if they dig up a couple of dead bodies on your property and find some boiled bones, well….

    Or if they find a gun with your fingerprints on it that just happens to match up ballistically with the one in your ex husband’s head…

    Or they find you cleaned a carpet and all kinds of gore shows up under a black light.

    This stuff bumps it up from circumstantial.

  145. Hilarious! Big Dawg is setting up Bam: http://nationaljournal.com/clinton-calls-on-obama-not-to-blink-on-debt-ceiling-deal-with-gop-20110702
    He know Bam will cave, as he always does.

  146. Big Dawg recognizes a spineless wimp when he sees one. Seriously,I have never known a president of such weak, malleable character.

  147. No surprise but I thought Regan was the best !

    No one the Anthony trial. I would hang it too Uppity. I have not heard one bit of evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt she did it. I have my suspicions she did but you can not and must not convict on feelings or suspicions. The entire family may have done it or had a hand in the cover-up. As you said the baby is dead pure fact and each one of them has been proven to be sub-human.
    There were things that tell me she did it but again nothing 100% proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

    *She knows the baby is missing and does not report it and parties……….Not normal
    * she says some one took her and does nothing …..not normal
    * baby is in trunk decomposing and nothing done……not normal
    * letters cut out from shirt and placed with her… Almost enough to tell me she did it … still not normal
    * Her whinnie the poo blanket with her……. an act of a person who had feelings for the child
    * looking up neck breaking and chloroform……….weird and supicious true but not enough to prove.

    I do believe she did it or is covering up for a family member that did but the DA has sadly not proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

  148. So tired of Rick Perry’s Hamlet-on-theRio-Grande act: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/will-rick-perry-run-for-president/2011/06/30/AGVRwXtH_print.html
    Decide already, cowboy!

  149. As for the Peterson trial well honestly I think it should be retried .
    I said that on the OJ trial of the Murders of Nicole and Ron. You had far too much reasonable doubt even though feelings were he did it.

  150. Rick Perry’s Hamlet-on-theRio-Grande

    Hilarious!

  151. It is indeed, Upps, but can’t take credit for it…some editorial used it within the last month.
    Remember when they called Mario C. Hamlet-on-the-Hudson?

  152. Ok who corrected my malleable? You get a penguin.

  153. I did!

  154. Hahahah NES, bet you didn’t think I’d realize I spelled it wrong and went back. A penguin for you for covering my skinny ass!

  155. Anytime Upps.
    Wow, TWO pengys in an hour! imust and lorac will be sooo J.

  156. Yes lorac will be G with J.

  157. imust would have many penguins if the department of social services didn’t confiscate them from her due to lack of ice, which imust continuously appropriated for her drinks. Her last penguin escaped and had to be placed on IV fluids.

  158. Wrong UW…I knew you’d go back to correct the “malleable” typo. I was determined to beat you to the punch tho’.

  159. imustforeverdefendmyself against the falsehoods regarding my care of penguins.

  160. G with J is a good ‘derivative work’, UW — good thing I gave you a copyright license for derivative works on the J.

  161. Funniest ad I’ve ever seen

  162. NES on the G with J thing, I ain’t no Hope Poster thief named Fairey that’s for sure. I think we should deem J and G with J fair use, don’t you? Unless of course, profits start rolling in, natch.

  163. ROFL Anthony, hilarious.

    I almost forgot that Dirt Devil makes crap.

  164. well my dog sure is colorful now. We painted some garage trim and I can only say she looks really spiffy with colonial red on her.I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  165. Well, strictly speaking, a derivative work isn’t “fair use.” But, fair enuf.

  166. Aww, a red-speckled needle-nose.

  167. OH No you did not get paint on her. I do believe I would be crying. However I guess you could drop some blue and white on her and forget the bandana lmao.

  168. More like red streaked than red speckled. Utah, all I need is the blue. Well I was able to brush some out but this is a job for a groomer. Since there is no groomer on Sunday or 4th and she’s getting her teeth cleaned on Wednesday, here’s hoping it all wears off because there’s no time to fit in grooming till end of next week. She currently is alternating attitudes between, “Clean this up, bitch” and “Look at me, am I cool or what?”

  169. Well I can’t say she won’t be noticed at the parade. lol.

  170. I just want to say something about Jimmy’s video in this post. Jimmy is a very lucky kitteh because I can tell by the way she says his name when she says, Give Me A Thumbs Up Jimmmmehhhhhhh” that she adores that boy.

  171. you NES! How long do you think the jury will deliberate?

  172. Probably a court week (5 days), Upps.

  173. Ok you gardeners, ma donna and I have a question. What can cause a nicely-flowering rose bush to dry up and virtually die over a period of about 3 days? What may be clues: around two holes of a diameter of two ins., possibly tunneled, around the base of the bush. Other rose bushes in the same planter are thriving. Gophers, you think?

  174. were there any holes in the leaves or flowers, NES?

  175. I’m betting on a bug. The only living thing I can think of that can kill a rose bush that fast are japanese beetles. I had them one year. The holes sound too small for a gopher. I don’t see moles going for a rose bush either. Usually their burrow holes are a distance from each other, as they use the tunnels to get from one place to another. If you DO have beetles, they will be going after all the rose bushes. Have you seen any greenish bugs, about a half inch long near the bush? In any event, if this rose is in a common planter of sorts, I would get it out of there in case it has a diseased that can spread. I wouldn’t give up on it though. I’ve seen dead roses make a come back.

    P.S. J beetles burrow to lay eggs. Just saying.

  176. No holes, Upps.

  177. Thanks for the tip, UW. Haven’t noticed the green bugs you mention. Just cut it back to the stump.

  178. Hell one year they ate half my garden before I realized it was them. How old is this rose bush?

  179. One way to find out if it’s a creature is to pull up that bush and see if it has any roots left. Some say voles eat them, I can’t attest to that though, as I don’t get voles. maybe mom would know.

  180. Garden web discusses voles and how they chew at rose roots.Those two little holes seem to fit.
    http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/roses/msg0718354615270.html

  181. Voles, moles, shrews, mice- all are evil and will chew roots. You are in California NES? Socal may have a better idea of what pests are out there. Maybe those ground squirrels she talks about? Chipmunks? They are terrible tunnelers too.

  182. Oh- castor oil or mothballs to deter the little pests. Throw the mothballs right down the holes.

  183. I’d still want to see if the roots are loose and pull up and if there are chew marks. Then it would be nailed. Mom, if they have a critter at the rose bushes, you just gotta know they are all over the garden.

  184. They need to rent a cat. lol.

  185. Thanks Mom, will buy the mothballs today.

  186. utahwoman, on July 3, 2011 at 1:33 PM said:
    As for the Peterson trial well honestly I think it should be retried .
    I said that on the OJ trial of the Murders of Nicole and Ron. You had far too much reasonable doubt even though feelings were he did it
    ****************************
    They had OJ’s blood on the back gate. Slam dunk or it should have been.

  187. Yes, Upps, will try the roots too.

    Thanks for the advice, Mom and Upps.

  188. Yep, BCL, the OJ case lacked everything but a vid of him actually killing the victims.

  189. MK Bill is very stoic crossing the Delaware with George. True presidential material.

  190. What an amazing header! Great work, FF.

  191. Even if they had a video of him actually killing the victims, they would have said it was staged and planted by the prosecution.

  192. BCL they had a trail of blood from the crime scene to his car to his driveway…..there was blood in the drain of his shower. They found a bloody glove behind his house didn’t they?? Oh yeah, if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.

  193. Hey, Uppity! *waves back* I’m around – I took a loooong break from political blogs for my own sanity and thoroughly enjoyed it. But I’m popping in again these days.

  194. I agree with myiq on OJ – the stupid LA police dept tried to frame a guilty man. They screwed up that case bigtime, and there was no need since it was obvious the effer did it.

  195. I watched that entire trial and got to say I was left with doubt. Chris Darden, Marsha Clark and Judge Ito were too star struck to put on a good case. There was the transport of blood time line, Soaking wet bloody sock found in master bedroom yet no blood smear in white bronco ?

  196. I have always believed he was there but believe he had his cronies do it. I saw the scence and got to say with his size in that truck in a hurry there would have been blood all over the thing. He did it or had it done as he watched but too many things did not add up.
    I believe it went down just as his vegas episode did with a gang of thugs.

  197. Happy Fourth of July weekend to all the citizens of Uppityville!

    Now, since I was actually on that boat when we crossed the Delaware on that cold, blustery Christmas night in 1776, please allow me to clarify…

    See, it was in fact one of MK Bill’s ancestors who made the trip with us. He shared the same name, but the Continental Army knew him by the more proper, William. He carried the rank of Sergeant, and was assigned to the Quartermaster Department. There really wasn’t anything to the job, since we never had much food to eat. But Sergeant William always did his best for us. Once, he even offered to share with me a scrawny mouse he had caught, but I decided against it, and ate my left shoe instead. Anyway, we all loved Sergeant William.

    Now, that night, General Washington was very reluctant to permit Sergeant William to make the crossing. But, at the last moment, as the boat was shoving off, William jumped aboard and into the arms of the General. What could Washington do? So, he just tucked William tight, as we rowed and poled our way to the Jersey shore.

    We were headed for Trenton, of course. Where the Hessians had about 1000 men posted in the town.

    Well, after a long march with bloody feet (and paws), we finally made it to Trenton. We attacked just after daylight. All was confusion, as we stormed into the streets from every direction. Sergeant William headed straight for the Commander’s headquarters. Truth be told, since he knew full well that the officers always ate better than enlisted men, William thought he might find some tasty leftovers there. He was always a sucker for German food, particularly Wiener Schnitzel.

    Now, just as William made his way into the headquarters, Colonel Rall, the Hessian Commander, was stumbling out of bed, trying to get his uniform on, sensing that the cannon fire outside his window meant a surprise attack was well underway. And it was here that Sergeant William performed the heroic act that we all remembered him for afterward.

    William bit into the ankle of Colonel Rall. Hard. There was blood.

    So disoriented was Colonel Rall that, by the time he reached the street, half-dressed with bleeding leg, he never saw the Patriot soldier that fired the bullet that left him fatally wounded. And, seeing their Commanding officer shot down, the rest of the Hessians quickly surrendered. It was a glorious victory! And for his part…

    General George Washington himself honored Sergeant William with a medal:

    The Order of the Catnip.

    It was, to my knowledge, the first and only time that decoration was bestowed.

    Well, after the War, I lost touch with Sergeant William. But I heard that he met a sassy Long Island feline named Katrina, who most people called Kittie. (But, for some reason, she always preferred to spell it, Kitteh.) So, William and Kittie settled on a farm in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York, and lived a long and very quiet and serene life; while proceeding to give birth to many healthy litters, the present living descendant of which is – our very own MK Bill!

    Just thought I’d set the record straight.😉

  198. Exactly ! The police bungled it through and through. Guilty ? YES. Proven not one bit. Just way too many things did not add up way to many. His blood on scene ? Never heard that seriously but even so the detectives had the blood evidence way too long allowing for plenty of reasonable doubt as to it being a plant.

  199. Judge Ito allowed that court room to become a three ring circus too. He was so into getting autographs and visiting with the stars and he even admitted it . He should have been removed and a mistrial declared and O.J. retried with a competent judge and prosecuters. Thank God he got Judge Jackie Glass in Las Vegas. As soon as they announced who the judge was I posted elsewhere he would get a tough sentence and Uppity knows . There were two judges in Las Vegas who would hang him from the rafters and they were Jackie Glass and Joseph Bonaventure. You screw up there best hope you don’t get one of them.

  200. OMG Vet!!!! What a beautiful and historic account of our Bill’s notable ancestor!! We are so lucky to have you as blog Historian, particularly with regard to the presence of our own Bill’s forefathers at so many of our most important and/or historic moments in time! This account certainly does clarify our Bill’s staunch and loyal patriotism and only serves to confirm what a fine fine president he would make, especially when we consider his inherited prowess at capturing and dispositioning rodents, of which there are so many in DC.

    Thank you for renewing my faith in Bill’s love of Country, as I do admit I was losing patience with him, what with his constant use of my charge card to investigate the Playcat Channel and the Live Nude Cats website. Now I understand that these are just the necessary diversions of a very macho cat who, like Newt Gingrich, is so patriotic, he sometimes …strays, and who, of course, aspires to fill Anthony Weiner’s seat if not his shorts.

  201. ROFL Uppity!

  202. LOL, UW! Forgive me, but I just got an image of MK Bill on the header, fulfilling his aspirations!

  203. That’s it! MKBill just has too much testosterone! But I don’t think Bill should waste his time going after Weiner’s seat. Bill should just go right for the top job, POTUS. We already know more about Bill’s history than the current WH occupant. Experience is so 90s anyway!

  204. imust, Bill can fill Weiner’s seat AND run for President. He’s a cat, not a slug like the current WH occupant.

  205. [hits side of head with palm]
    Of course! He should fill Weiner’s seat! Then he would have about the same experience as obama did when he ran! But you’re right, Bill would probably actually get some bills passed.

  206. Sophie, that’s the idea! I mean, what do you think, that Bill is a fictional character or something!!! Bite your tongue!!🙂

  207. OMG! I got this from a link at mcnorman’s place. Bill Clinton likes Jon Huntsman:

    And though Clinton backs Obama for 2012, and believes he will be re-elected, he’s drawn to at least one of the Republican candidates.

    “Huntsman hasn’t said what he’s for yet but I kind of like him,” he said. “He looks so authentic. He looks like a real guy, a real human being. I like his family, I like that he’s kind of got an iconoclastic way. I mean, he was a pretty good governor.

  208. ROFL! Barack! Is that a hot poker up your ass?

  209. Bill would probably actually get some bills passed

    .They aren’t called BILLS for nuthin’!

  210. UW, so MK Bill has a “Calvin Klein” shot? You’ve been holding out on us?

  211. sophie, indeed he is quite the endowed tom cat. I know for a fact that girl cats flock to him. It is very fortunate that he only dates black cats, white cats and black and white cats, else the population would be even more out of control. Well, okay there was that incident with that Calico last year, but he swears that was a fluke. Oh, he will fit in just fine in DC!

  212. MyIQ has a commenter named Anrhony Weiner at the site. Hilarious.

  213. UW, lucky for me that my girls are gray or gray tigers (and fixed).

  214. Sophie, I do think Bill has a grey in his past, but he swears that was a fluke.

  215. That Tortie was a fluke too. And that pretty orange thing…

  216. My girls would not have been a fluke! They are stunning and if Bill really did meet either one of them, he’d be outside our window strumming a guitar every night!

  217. Oh cripes. Now you’ve done it. He’s on his way. I hope you have a lot of patience. And a charge card. Good luck with this!

  218. LOL.. The girls are ready. He’ll have to be one helluva crooner to get them to share their catnip, though.

  219. BTW: It’s Rosie’s birthday now! (The gray tabby) She really was born on the 4th of July (like this house needed two Cancers!).

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