Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Friday, October 1, 2010

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010

This has been around a while but has been updated for 2010. It is still an amazingly clear demanstration.

Definition of Political Correctness

Texas A & M has an annual contest for the best definition of a contemporary expression. This year it was "political correctness." And here's the winner:

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Baptism Cannon Ball

Since I think baptism is a joke anyway, this is really funny.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Good Wife Guide

Interesting Poll

This is one of the most difficult choices in a poll...

See for your self

Thanks J-Walk

New Hampshire

The state motto is "Live Free or Die", which appears on license plates made by prisoners. --Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

This person can vote!

Crystal Villareal, a senior at the University of GA majoring in magazines and women's studies, has written a column for the Red and Black.  Here is an excerpt:

Many corporations are firing American workers to cut production costs. They then charge American consumers more money than what it took to produce their products.

 This level of inanity exceeded even what I thought possible.  God Bless government education.

Governor Christie's greatest hits

This what a real leader does and says.  Too bad we can't find someone like this in GA

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Got a Caption?

From the Naval Safety Center  and who says the military doesn't have a sense of Humor.  Look carefully, those are alligators!

Web Sites that Sound Dirty but Aren't

Is really: (sells custom pens)

Is really: (currency trading site)

Courtesy of Jumbo Joke

Voluntary Tax

Georgia is one of the states that has a voluntary tax paid mostly by the lower economic strata which is used to finance the education of the middle and upper classes.  This is also known as the lottery.  Here is a simulator that will show you how difficult it is to win.

Mega Millions Simulator

Genetically engineered salmon

I enjoy eating salmon and now there is a proposal to allow the food poisoners to put genetically engineered salmon in the stores with out labeling it as such.  If you disagree, follow this link to register your disapproval.

Sign the petition against GE Salmon

Our Secretary of What?

I cannot think of an appropriate caption for this one. Add a comment if you have one.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Books I have read in the past couple of weeks

Fly Boys - James Bradley
Bradley is the author of Flags of Our Fathers which he wrote after learning his father was one of the original erectors of the flag on Iwo Jima.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Laarson.  This is an entertaining novel that took a bit to get into but was well worth it.

The Professional - Robert Parker.  Another entertaining novel featuring Spenser, the PI from Boston.  This series was made into a series on TV a while back starring Robert Urich.  This was my airplane book on the flight back from San Francisco.

The Colonel - Patrick A. Davis.  Another novel in the thriller genre.  No redeeming moral qualities, just idle entertainment.

This young Man Hits the Nail on the Head

 Birke Baehr - "What's Wrong With Our Food

Great Quote

Newt Gingrich made the statement that the American people will decide between the Food Stamp Party and the Paycheck Party.  The Democrat plan for the recovery is when you lose your job they will give you food stamps!

Another favorite site

Check out the latest site in my favorites to the right, Honorary Unsubscribe

You can't make this stuff up

Headline in the Gainesville, FL Sun

Man, 24, charged with imprisoning his 66-year-old girlfriend

It is Florida after all.