WFFOT: Stupid gun tricks

The title gives it away, but you still must watch.

Heh

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WFFOT. You can’t fix stupid.

The Big 4-0; Summer of ’69

The Summer of 1969.

I was 14 years old, and didn’t care much for anything except football, baseball, and basketball. Naturally, their relative importance varied with the calendar.

You would think that the Summer automatically meant baseball was numero uno. Not necessarily.

League ball was over by July 4. And, especially in the South, that meant the football season was just around the corner.

I think back to the Summer of 1969 and several events come to mind:

First, the Preacher dismissing church service early on Sunday evening so we could all go home and watch Apollo 11 land on the moon.

Second, a few weeks later, when the Preacher dismissed evening church service early AGAIN, so everyone could go home and hunker down for the hurricane that was about to roll in. At the time, nobody guessed that we would remember that particular Sunday as being the day the Category 5 storm named Camille would obliterate the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The last thing I distinctly remember about 1969 happened in the Fall. Ole Miss – Alabama, Archie Manning, and the total excitement of watching live college football on national TV. Sitting there in my aunt’s living room with my cousins, alternately cheering, then groaning as the two teams marched up and down Legion field in a game that exemplified Dixie’s passion for college football, the game is like a flashing star across the backdrop of my boyhood memory.

Oh, BTW, it’s only 50 days till my Mississippi State Bulldogs take the field in their season opener.

Still, when I think back to the Summer of ’69, one story that seems out of place is the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Although the images of Teddy in a neck brace are strong in my recollection, for some reason or another, I’ve never associated that event with 1969. Maybe it’s because it got buried in the news cycle of Apollo 11. I dunno. Strange.

Friday linkage:

Walter Cronkite 1916 – 2009, Liberal – islamist alliance, 40 years later, Kennedy’s story still stinks, the fall of capitalism and the rise of islam, moon rocks are still relevant, Financial crisis morphing … again , and last but not least, Tieki says “Get busy, Y’all” (Tieki is from Wyoming, and she didn’t actually say, “Y’all,” but we can file that under a blogger’s creative license, mkay?).

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WFFOT: Third Anniversary Edition

(forwarded from Brenda)

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t
prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first
witness, a grand motherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and
asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”

She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since
you were a young boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me.
You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about
them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the
brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit
paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the
room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”

She again replied, “Why, yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a
youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t
build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the
worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three
different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”

The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet
voice, said, “If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send
you to the electric chair.”

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WFFOT: Celebrating our third anniversary on the internet this weekend….
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The truth is out there: WFFOT

Today’s WFFOT:          “Artifacts discovered underneath crop circles”

I don’t know about you, but I might just take my metal detector to the next crop circle that shows up around here.

Actually, we’re still waiting for the first crop circle to show up around here.  And it occurs to me that since there’s not a lot of wheat or corn fields around here, the aliens could just go over to one of the wooded areas and carve out one of those circles amongst all the pine trees.

That would work!

Plus, I’m wondering, why don’t we ever see crop circles in the soybean fields?  Aliens got a bug-a-boo about tofu?

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WFFOT:
Because a crop circle is a terrible thing to waste.

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Goin’ fishin’

I ran across this video while browsing the headlines over at Popurls. This bad boy knows how to fish!

Come to think of it, that’s not such a bad idea for a sunny Southern weekend.

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WFFOT: Linkage edition

The Friday Edition:  Stories I’m following ………

Here are two stories that seem to go together quite well. ROPMA.

The U.N. Human Rights Council approved a proposal backed by Muslim nations Thursday urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism. Link

A TEENAGE girl was burned to death at her home in India in an “honour killing” by neighbours.

Four residents of her village in Ghaziabad, north India, allegedly set the 16-year-old Muslim girl alight after they suspected her of having a relationship with a boy.  Police claim residents kept a vigil on her house as they noticed the boy visited her frequently when her father was away. The four men then beat her, doused her with kerosene and set her on fire. Link

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Vietnam vet unveils new project to honor the fallen …  Here’s an example …  Link

“‘Dear Dad, I’m sorry it took so long but when you went away I was 8 years old and I couldn’t understand why you never came back to us. I’m now 35 and I can understand now as I have fought in two wars myself. It’s not much fun, it it? You might like to know that you have three grandchildren, two girls and a boy, and they all know about you. It meant a lot to me to see your name on The Wall with all the others. Your loving son, Paul.'”

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More unveiling … Obama unveils his “stronger, smarter” strategy for Afghanistan. Let’s just hope that is is better than the wicked-smart surrender strategy for Iraq that launched his presidential campaign.

“I want the American people to understand that we have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and defeat the Taleban and al-Qaeda.”

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Michelle Malkin reports a “curious” departure from Treasury …

The acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision has been put on leave pending a review of the agency’s role in the backdating of capital infusions by some banks, the agency said Thursday evening.

OTS said in a surprise statement that Scott Polakoff, who has been serving as acting director of the OTS, would be replaced by OTS Chief Counsel John Bowman during the review by the Treasury Department.

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I watched the news footage of the Red River flooding this morning.    Man against nature, no contest. Nature wins.

Residents in this city of 92,000 had been scrambling in subfreezing temperatures to pile sandbags along the river and spent much of Thursday preparing for a crest of 41 feet, only to have forecasters late in the day add up to 2 feet to their estimate.

The National Weather Service said in its follow-up statement that the Red was expected to crest between 41 and 42 feet by Saturday, but could reach 43 feet. It said water levels could remain high for three days to a week.

The first estimate sparked urgency among thousands of volunteers in Fargo. The second shook their spirits.

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Look up “stupid” in the dictionary. If there’s not a picture of Michael Vick, then there ought to be …

CNBC reports that “The U.S. Department of Labor filed complaints Wednesday accusing suspended NFL star Michael Vick of illegally spending about $1.3 million in pension plan funds for his own benefit, including paying restitution ordered in his dog-fighting conspiracy case.”

The Labor Department accuses Vick of illegally transferring money out of the pension plan for MV7, his marketing company that covered nine current and former employees.

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Have you seen the video of Daniel Hannan? He’s the member of Parliament who gave a major B-slap to PM Gordon Brown.  Here is the Link.

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Oh, You want that stamp on your face or on your hand? Link

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner shocked global markets by revealing that Washington is “quite open” to Chinese proposals for the gradual development of a global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund.

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WFFOT: A thread in time saves nine.

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Missouri plant makes three

An unspecified nuclear event at Callaway Nuclear Plant in Missouri marks the third nuclear incident this week in the US, according to RSOE.

NC-20090220-20590-USA
Event type Nuclear Event Date / time [UTC] 20/02/2009 – 18:15:47
Country USA Area Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
County / State State of Missouri City Fulton
Cause of event Unknown Log date [UTC] 20/02/2009 – 18:15:47

17/02/2009 – 13:41:17
Country USA Area Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant
County / State State of Alabama City Decatur

Earlier this week, RSOE reported an event at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.

See? All that junk going on in the markets seems like small potatoes now, doesn’t it?

Booga-booga

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