Saturday, August 7, 2010

Steve Wynn on Washington...

Via Tom B.:  Steve Wynn is CEO of Wynn Resorts, one of the most successful resort developers in Las Vegas and many other places around the world.  CNBC recently interviewed him, giving us all a view of an articulate businessman making the case for why we should all be terrified of the Obama administration...

The Blind, Pre-Op Transexual Imam...

Iowahawk does it again.  A sample:
Amid the growing crisis, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a SWAT team of negotiators from the city's Multicultural Affairs Office parachuted to the scene. A brief truce was reached when negotiators pointed out to the Imam Markowicz's status as a pre-op transexual, obviating his religious objections to performing a same-sex marriage. But tensions erupted again after Markowicz - who is legally blind - tried to enter the mosque with a seeing-eye guide dog.
But please do read the whole thing.  After you put your beverage down, though...

November Is Going to be Interesting...

Boy Scouts Greet Obama...

Recently Obama declined to address the Boy Scouts at their 2010 National Jamboree, opting instead to appear on a television show (The View).  Later he addressed the Boy Scouts by remote video.  Here's how the Boy Scouts greeted him:

Popular, ain't he?

The Planet and the Radio Dish...

Via Clay M., this beautiful wide-angle panorama, with the center of the photo looking straight down!  I would love to have the gear and software required to make photos like this!

For some stupid reason, I dropped Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) from my morning reading list some time ago.  That unacceptable situation has now been rectified!

Cold, Cold August...

And it's such a lovely thing!  Last night the temperature dipped to 52°F, and the humidity went all the way to 100% (we were probably fogged in and didn't know it, as we were asleep).  This morning we had gallons of condensation on our roof.  All of this is most unusual for the August or September weather. Even better, the highs during the day have been under 90°F – even more unusual, as generally this time of year we have 100°F+ weather at least a few days each week.

The rest of the country is sweltering, and we're having a cold spell.  Go figure!  But we're enjoying it while we've got it...

Dogs vs. Wives...

Via my mom:
Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives:

  1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.

  2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.

  3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.

  4. A dog's parents never visit.

  5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

  6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day.

  7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk.

  8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

  9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, "If I died, would you get another dog?"

  10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

  11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

  12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting.

  13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

  14. And last, but certainly not least: If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff.

Ultimate True Test: Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Then open the trunk and see who's the happiest to see you.

What a Phone!

It's a joke, mom.

I love the look of pure joy on the grandma's face near the end...