Saturday, June 21, 2014

Obama in 3D: Even Better Than the Real Thing

Another first, from LivingScience:

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To his list of firsts, Barack Obama can add that he was the first U.S. President to have himself scanned and 3D printed.

Obama's 3D-printed bust and mold of his face were on display Wednesday (June 18) at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, a celebration of students and entrepreneurs who are using technology to create new products and businesses, according to the Smithsonian Institution.

Unfortunately the 3D version of our first Black President appears to be all white, obviously a racist right wing plot. It did seem to accurately capture his likeness otherwise, right down to the thin skin.

In other news, Big Guy awarded Retired Marine Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony.

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All I can say is this is a better look than she sported for the posthumous MOH ceremony for  U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti,

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butt maybe you can add your thoughts.

Finally, Raj ordered me a 3D printer and android app, so pretty soon I’ll be able to print my own endless supply if 3D Big Guys. The app does have some drawbacks; for example, just like Big Guy himself, it takes forever to actually complete the job and the final product is exceptionally small. small bo

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Iraq: Further Down the Rabbit Hole of Unknown Unknows

 

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Random thoughts on Big Guy’s random thoughts on Iraq:

We have had advisors in Iraq through our embassy, and we're prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers -- up to 300 -- to assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces going forward.

Three words: John Fitzgerald Kennedy. ‘Nuff said.

Iran can play a constructive role if it's helping to send the same message to the Iraqi government that we are sending, which is that Iraq only holds together if it's inclusive and if the interests of Sunni, Shia and Kurd are all respected...

Which of course makes as much sense as expecting Hanoi to “send the same message” to Saigon as we were sending them.

And going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it.

Didn’t we try that once before?

Above all, Iraqi leaders must rise above their differences and come together around a political plan for Iraq’s future. 

I wonder if that applies to the American people as well?

…it's clear that only leaders who can govern with an inclusive agenda will truly bring the Iraqi people together.

Ditto, my comment above.

In related news: ISIS seizes Saddam-era chemical weapons complex. Wait, what? I thought there were no weapons of mass destruction. Didn’t Ms. Megyn just inform the real Dick Cheney the other night that he was wrong about that, as well as everything else? You don’t suppose Dick Cheney was right all along and we just never located the WMD do you? Oh well, what difference, at this point, does it make?

And finally, a curious gesture has emerging among ISIS terrorists; they’ve adopted an American Sports expression, generally reserved for champions: WE’RE NUMBER 1!

isis terrorist we're#1Just when you think things can’t possibly get any odder, they suddenly get even curiouser and curiouser.

Spider holes, rabbit holes: again, I ask, what difference at this point does it make?

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There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. – Donald Rumsfeld

Unfortunately for Barack Hussein Obama, we’ve blown through the known knows, the known unknowns and now we’re up to the unknown unknowns.

What I Am: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Home, Home of the CHANGE®

Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a disparaging word
And the skies are now cloudy all day.

Chorus:
Home, home of the CHANGE®
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a disparaging word
And the skies are now cloudy all day.

adrus cloud somewhere near kearny
Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatheads

Today’s reflection:

What does it mean when the country that practically invented “free speech” now censors your trademarks for politically incorrect “disparaging” words?

In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans.

Also for your consideration: What happens when the formerly freest nation on earth has turned its federal agencies – from the IRS to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office –  into political arms of the ruling class/party, populated by partisan hacks?

All I can say is watch out Big Boy, Lady M’s coming for you next:

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And there are others out there – and you know who you are - that might want to start reconsidering their traemarks as well:

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And now a word from one of our sponsors:

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CHANGE Has Come to America.

Today’s reflection, compliments of Megyn Kelly:

 

Meanwhile, as tens of thousands illegal alien children flow across our southern border, BHO met with another group of underage illegal aliens in the White House yesterday where he hailed them as  “Champions of Change.”  Well there’s your CHANGE, chump. HOPE you like it.

Oh, and Congress convened a hearing yesterday to investigate…products that claim to help you lose weight fast(!?). Apparently they don’t work – the products, not Congress - which is a shame as I can think of a whole lot of fat I’d like to lose.

slide_16373_227930_large“We are on correct path, comrades.” h/t vereteno

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hillary’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Today’s reflection:

By all reports Hillary’s book tour was a disaster and her book is a bomb!

140411_hillary_clinton_ducks_sg_328_365x197Duck! Incoming!! And it’s not friendly fire this time!

Can you believe it? Maybe if there had been something new and different in her book “Hard Choices” – like the truth – it would have been more compelling.

For example, if she had told us about the CIA’s Stinger missiles arms deal with Syrian “rebel” forces (i.e. terrorists) and why that ultimately led to the death of Ambassador Stevens, now that might have sold a few books. And if she had explained how the Syrian “rebel” forces in Syria gave some of those missiles to the Iraqi “rebel” forces (i.e. terrorists)  – now that could have been a blockbuster!

Instead she just ducked and covered old ground, where, you know, the science is settled:

Clinton responded: “They are trying constantly to, you know, raise false canards, you know, plant, you know, false information, and that’s what they do.”

“Yeah, Karl Rove tried that with my health and got totally, you know, shot down. I am so used to these people. They’re like a bunch of, you know, gamers,” said Clinton.

Sounds like Hill (the smartest woman in the world) is vying for the Caroline Kennedy/Lady M non-fluency record. Butt hey - Hills got a $14 million advance for her book whereas I’m reusing my tea bags, so who am I to question her “Hard Choices?” Besides if she’s that rich, she must be smart, right?

251140-2011-hillary-clinton-toasts-hu-jintaoI’ll drink to that.

bo gives hillary the finger“I mean, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Right?

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Oh what the heck, let’s just bunt it.

Today’s reflection is brought to you via Roger Simon: America, The Headless Horseman.

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He gives a brief update on new and existing scandals:

…the Benghazi terrorists using State Department cell phones (!), a crusade of Hispanic children pouring over our Southern border in the company of cartel drug lords and, of course, the suddenly “missing” IRS emails of Lois Lerner — the Obama administration has reached  levels of hitherto unknown incompetence.

Relays a criticism leveled at our vacationing Commander in Chief:

Today, on Twitter, a veteran named J. R. Salzman tweeted: “I did not get an arm blown off in Baghdad so you could sit on your ass and watch Iraq fall, @BarackObama. I did my job. DO YOUR JOB.”

And notes that:

This is a moment when we need a Churchill and what we have is the man who sent Churchill’s bust home — a nowhere man whose only demonstrable skill is fund-raising.

I wonder if any of this accounts for the fact that the President’s own party can’t even produce an accurate facsimile of an American flag?

dems idea of a flag

Cute kid butt slight problem: that’s not actually a flag, it’s bunting. Boy, if that’s not an excellent metaphor for Big Guy’s foreign policy; probably due to a checked swing though, not an actual bunt.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Holy Cow! How Will You Celebrate Father’s Day?

Still haven’t decided what to serve Pop for your Father’s Day cookout? Why not try your hand at a homemade version of Lady M’s new favorite burger: The Holy Cow!

the holy cowThe “Holy Cow” includes an insouciant “wink” at the NSA’s “ICU”  program

Brought to my attention by Gerard at American Digest and 'splained by Sploid, the “Holy Cow” was engineered by Red’s True Barbecue and is,“basically like sandwiching an entire cow” between the bun. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Carpaccio beef and olive (that’s the eyeball “winking” at you)
  • 21-hour Texas-smoked brisket
  • Juicy Lucy (melted cheese hidden inside a 100% steak burger)
  • A Parmesan and Jacob's cracker-crusted pattie made of pulled oxtail and pulled ox cheek with diced slow-smoked ox heart and ox liver
  • Jalapeño and dill pickle relish
  • Thickly sliced mustard-pickled tongue
  • Unholy sticky beef jus
  • Pulled 12hr smoked beef rib
  • Blackened Wagyu rib eye steak
  • Beef bacon
  • Red's Dirty sauce
  • Chargrilled red onion ring

What red blooded American dad wouldn’t love to scarf down this bovine collection? Ok, it’s got that creepy eyeball thingy on top, butt that will be dispatched with extreme prejudice with the first chomp.

holycowburger.flagjpgI C U! And raise my flag in salute.

However, if you’re not in the mood for a cookout, can’t find good quality mustard-pickled tongue or pulled ox cheek, or if globull warming has kiboshed your cookout plans with colder and/or wetter than normal weather, you could drop in for the Father’s Day special being offered at Big Red’s. And if whole cow burgers aren’t your thing you could get one of their other great all-American BBQ dinners available at all 3 of their big locations:

  • Leeds, Cloth Hall Street (nr Corn Exchange)
  • Manchester, 22 Lloyd Street, Albert Square
  • Headingley, 6a Otley Road

Well yes, they are in England, butt that shouldn’t surprise anyone; in the Age of Obama just about everyone seems to be more American than America. Butt I must say, the Brits seem to have captured the zeitgeist of pre-Obama America: bigger is better and there’s no such thing as too much. Insatiable, unstoppable, irrational exuberance for all things beef:

The burger is served with fries that are "thrice cooked" in beef drippings and served with a pulled beef Ragu sauce for dipping. Just in case that wasn't enough cow, the burger also comes with a Bloody Mary made with a beef tomato consommé and "jerky shards." According to Metro UK, the burger is priced at £25 ($41.88 USD) and contains 2,500 calories. A limited number of the burgers will only be available on Father's Day

All I can say is “Holy Cow!” (I’m referring to the burger, not…well, you-know-who.)

Michelle Obama“All this..for a damn flag!?!”

This isn’t exactly Father’s Day music, butt I think it’s Big Red’s theme song:

 

Holy Cow

I can’t weep and I can’t eat
Since you walked out on me
Holy smoke, what you doin to me, yeah
I can’t eat and I can’t sleep, yeah
Since you walked out on me, yeah
Holy cow, whatcha doin, child, child

Maybe there’s something about having your father “walk out on you” that permanently messes with a man’s heart - and his soul. All I know is that fathers are very important; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Happy Fathers Day to all the many truly great fathers out there. And if you have, or had, a great father consider yourself one of the very, very fortunate souls who need not wander the earth in search of your significance.

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