Today is 12-12-12, the last major numerical date using the Gregorian or Christian calendar for almost another century. The next time three numbers will align as they did on 9-9-09, 10-10-10 and 11-11-11 will be on Jan. 1, 3001, or 1-1-1. Several numerologists believe that today has special powers, some even believe it is the end of the world. In fact, here is one site which has determined that Mt Shasta in California is the “portal of ascension today.”
Def. Filibusterbating: (fĭl’ə-bŭs’tər-bā-ˈtiŋ) The act of filibustering your own bill.
Def: Filibusterbator: The person who is caught in the act of filibusterbating. For example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a filibusterbator. McConnell was caught
rosy-palmed red-handed filibusterbating on Thursday, December 6th.
I just found out that the person who called Mitt Romney a “poopy-head” was Grover Norquist. I have heard the recording, “Romney is a poopy-head,” many times while listening to Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes and a few others on progressive talk radio, but did not know that was Norquist…. until yesterday. I have hardly been able to stop laughing and/or smiling. I simply can NOT believe that this man, presently one of the most powerful American lobbyists for the Republican Party, actually called Mitt Romney a name that sounds like something a 6-year old would say. What WAS he thinking?
The Fiscal Cliff. Are you just as tired as I am of hearing this in the news? Boehner is making even a bigger ass out of himself than ever before. And then has the stupidity to bring in a list of demands which include the same crap that Romney carried on his presidential ticket — which the majority of the voters made clear they did NOT like.
Here is another installment of “Things that make you go, ‘Hmmmm…’” but this time it is a bit more serious. Although using Keanu Reeves image with that spacy “uhhhh” look is meant to be humorous, this image with captions below did make me stop and think. There is a point here. Bradley Manning’s most serious charge is “aiding the enemy”, a capital offense which could land him life in prison if found guilty. Wikipedia has an excellent write-up of the facts behind Manning.
LOL… Just couldn’t resist. Have to admit, Violet has a very good point here. More…
Yup, finally broke down and bought a tablet. I decided to when I saw an ad that it was $100 off at a store I’d rather not mention. Why? Because I don’t like “that store” at all, but $50 less than anywhere else had it priced on sale was enough to make me tolerate going inside “that place.” No, it wasn’t Walmart. It’s one of those big box electronic stores, but all they care about is up-selling, not really helping the person get what they want and caring about what their needs are. But since I know quite a bit more than the average buyer, it’s easy for me to tell the obnoxious employee to go…. away. The nice ones I may chat with, though, if I’m in a geekie mood.
In a cross-promotion for the upcoming James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” a Coke Zero vending machine sends passengers at the train station Antwerpen Centraal in Antwerp, Belgium, on a mission to become James Bond for the chance to win tickets to the movie. After purchasing a Coke product, stantion passengers are then asked to enter their name and then instructed they have 70 seconds to reach another point on a different platform within the train station. As the new participant decides “why not?” and takes off to reach the end point, they discover it is not as easy as going up a couple flights of escalators. Upon reaching the required destination, the new “James Bonds” find out there is one last piece to their mission they must complete in order to win tickets to the movie.
This image below was loaded on to NYPD’s Facebook page recently from a photo taken in early November, and it has now gone viral. I just heard about it on the news this morning, but you may have already hear the story and seen the image. Regardless, it’s worth sharing.
Larry DePrimo, from the NYPD, saw a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk without shoes, nor socks, and apparently had blisters on his feet. DePrimo stopped and talked with the man for a while. In doing so, he found out the stranger wore a size 12, so the officer went into a nearby Sketchers shoe store and bought a pair of $100 boots for a little over $75, after the store gave a discount, as well as thermal socks.
Today Mitt Romney
talked had some turkey – a Presidential Turkey lunch that is – with President Obama. The two previous rivals for the top seat in the White House had their lunch together in a private dining room adjacent to the Oval Office.
What do you think they said to one another… or more likely, thought. Here are some funny captions which I found today on Facebook. Plus I have added a few of my own.
Now that the election has passed, many right-wing politicians, organizations, and the media have realized that their lies just do not hold as much water as they used to do. Several conservative congressmen were not reelected when many thought they were a shoo-in. Even more importantly, though, President Obama was re-elected, despite the heavy, malicious criticism thick with deceit. This plan of attack against the Democrat Party may have worked in the past, but it is now failing.
Ha! Came across this comic and could not resist sharing. So far for this year, this is my favorite. I’m also posting another one of my favorites right below the bunny, hairdryer-wielding, bandit that I posted last year.
It never ceases to amaze me how people can turn into such an animal just for a discount. What’s amazes me even more is that had the crowd not been in a frenzy and everyone could lazily walk around and pick out what they want, the “grabbers” probably wouldn’t even want whatever item they just risked their lives over.
When I saw “Manufactured in China” on the back of an ”American Kennel Club” pork hide treat packaging (below), you could have knocked me over with a feather – or dog fur in this case.
Ollie is a friend’s little toy poodle who often comes to visit during the holidays while his mom goes out of town to see family. Thisis no different. Ollie is a cutie. A whiner, but cute. Sadly his mother feeds him grocery store crap, but he’s healthy and happy, so enough said there.
The Real Rush Limbaugh
I have a few other “Motley” sites, but with a busy life like most people, you know, that wonderful thing we call “work”, I simply do not have the time to keep up on all of them, except one other besides Motley News. It is Motley Dogs.
Those who have been hanging around ol’ Motley News here for a while knows that dogs are a huge part of my life. But even then, Motley Dogs was put on the back burner for several months. I started to give Motley Dogs a “face lift” (a new layout and theme), but just could not seem to find the time needed to complete this task until just recently, so she is now done. Although last night I just about gave myself a heart attack.
As expected, any Romney supporter (with heavy financing), was shocked at the final outcome from November 6th, the night President Obama retained his seat. We have all heard the whining, crying, finger-pointing, foul, and so on and so on. But there were a couple of items which stood out more than others.
We all know that Karl Rove flipped out on FOX News when they announced Obama won Ohio. The video is below if you haven’t seen it. Basically, Rove just could NOT understand what was happening, which is what I expected. Although he did have a very shocked “the sun just rose in the west” look on his face, and that is what surprised me. Even more shocking was hearing many top supporters and chiefs cry that Romney was supposed to win with a landslide. That is NOT what the polls had been showing the entire time.
The “Ball Rider“, by Wolfram Design, Germany, is a light-weight “vehicle,” of sorts, in which you can sit and ride downhill; stand and ride like a skateboard; and even float on it and use a kayak paddle to get around. My thrill-seeking days are winding down, so sitting would be my best option. So long as I have a nice cushion under my tush to protect my once-broken tailbone.
Papa John’s International Chief Executive Officer John Schnatter — a supporter of former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and opponent of the Affordable Care Act — said he estimated compliance with the healthcare reform law would cost his company about $5 to 8 million annually.
The company made $1.2 billion in revenue last yer, with total operating expenses of $1.131 billion and a gross profit of $87 million.
Lately the hot topic in the news is that residents from a good majority of our states have now started on-line petitions requesting secession. Specifically these petitioners are asking to “Peacefully grant the State of [state name] to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” When I first caught wind of this story, I laughed loud and I laughed long. Naturally my first thought was a bunch of far right tea-bag conservatives – and racists – are throwing some pretty big tantrums and being a bunch of poor losers. And most of the people who are signing these petitions probably fall into that category. However, I just read an article posted on CBS News that explains some petitions have a bit of a different angle to this whole secession deal.
I so want to do this!
I love how one eye is upside down, and they’re different colors.
A lot of creative fun can come out of this concept.
On Saturday night, a home explosion in the south side of Indianapolis IN leveled that house as well as the neighbor’s home immediately to their south. The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Drive south of Stop 11 Road.
At a Sunday afternoon press conference, officials say damages are estimated at $3.6 million. Five homes are gone or need to be demolished. A total of 80 homes were affected. The cause of the explosion is still yet undetermined although natural gas is the suspected culprit.
Just cut along the dotted line.
(( Click on image to view in full size. It’s worth it. ))
Credit: Erik Johansson