Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glenn Beck, Asshole?

Actually, an asshole, or in doctor talk - anus - has a wonderfully designed function, to whit, dumping waste. Glenn Beck is waste, human waste, so I believe the equation works out that Glen Beck is an asshole. & you can see by this scientific image that Glenn shits out, well, shits, including himself.

I do this to honor Glenn Beck, not to praise him, or something like that. h/t to commenter nonheroicvet for the inspiration for this bit of truth. Alternatively, I could call this pic Glenn Beck's Idea of Birth of a Nation.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This is what happens when regulators become gun shy in relation to protecting the American people. 40 years of ReThugs pounding & pounding about "big government" is the direct cause of the increase in salmonella poisoning.
Faced with a crisis more than a decade ago in which thousands of people were sickened from salmonella in infected eggs, farmers in Britain began vaccinating their hens against the bacteria. That simple but decisive step virtually wiped out the health threat.

But when American regulators created new egg safety rules that went into effect last month, they declared that there was not enough evidence to conclude that vaccinating hens against salmonella would prevent people from getting sick. The Food and Drug Administration decided not to mandate vaccination of hens — a precaution that would cost less than a penny per a dozen eggs.
The Rethugs sing the siren song of volunteerism when it comes to our health, the volunteerism they sing about, however,  is music only to the ears of shareholders.
Many people in the American egg industry say they believe that the current outbreak and recall will tip the balance and force nearly all producers in the United States to begin vaccinating hens to reassure consumers.

The F.D.A. said it considered mandatory vaccination very seriously. “We didn’t believe that, based on the data we had, there was sufficient scientific evidence for us to require it,” said Dr. Nega Beru, director of the agency’s Office of Food Safety.

However, Dr. Beru says that the new rules encourage producers to vaccinate if they think it will help fight salmonella.****

Another F.D.A. food safety official, Nancy S. Bufano, said that despite the success of vaccination in Britain, the agency thought that because the vaccines used in the two countries were not identical, it made comparisons difficult.

Vaccine company executives, however, said the differences were minor and the drugs used in both countries were equally effective.

The drop in salmonella infections in Britain was stunning.

In 1997, there were 14,771 reported cases in England and Wales of the most common type of the bacteria, a strain known as Salmonella Enteritidis PT4. Vaccine trials began that year, and the next year, egg producers began vaccinating in large numbers.

The number of human illnesses has dropped almost every year since then. Last year, according to data from the Health Protection Agency of England and Wales, there were just 581 cases, a drop of 96 percent from 1997.

We have pretty much eliminated salmonella as a human problem in the U.K.,” said Amanda Cryer, director of the British Egg Information Service, an industry group.

My emphases. ****WTF? The producers get to decide if the vaccinations will stop the salmonella?  I think that that decision rests with the FDA, since it is the FDA that has the experts & expertise to figure these things out.  They are apparently so afraid of the Congressional ReThugs that they either can not, will not, or no longer know how to take decisive action to protect Americans from salmonella.  Christ, it's 2010 people!  Get with the program.

Tom DeLay - Remember Him?

It is truly amazing just how long these ReThug accused criminals can put off their day of accountability. The case against DeLay is moving forward. It's only been five years since he was indicted. Slow trial for the rich & guilty, fast trial for the poor & probably innocent. It will be satisfying to see this creep in prison. Given the fact that he is a white ReThuglican however, it very possible that he will not spend a night in jail. He's a good christian I'll bet, one that's right with god. Oh, & I'm Brad Pitt.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Clearly A CIA Set-Up Job

This is about as transparent a frame up that I've seen in a long time. Probably not since Bo & Luke were constantly set up by that Hogg Boss. Oh, wait a minute, that was a teevee show wasn't it? Oh well, you know what I mean, don't you, my loyal four readers? Maybe it is time for another Grandpa's Little Helper. Later, y'all.


The Valium, of course, is for Mrs. coldH2Owi, her broken shoulder, remember? I find the thinking that I'm hearing through the Internets to be slightly disturbing, loyal four readers. Please, have a little faith. Plus, disappointment builds character.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Burn A Confederate Flag Day - September 12

Good idea. I think I'm going to have a Burn A Confederate Flag Party on that day. Let's see, red beans & rice, fried chicken, & maybe a couple of burned steaks we'll call Atlantas.

But, But, But, But...

The President went swimming in it, for Christ on a cracker's sake.
New research confirms the existence of a huge plume of dispersed oil deep in the Gulf of Mexico and suggests that it has not broken down rapidly, raising the possibility that it might pose a threat to wildlife for months or even years.

The study, the most ambitious scientific paper to emerge so far from the Deepwater Horizon spill, casts some doubt on recent statements by the federal government that oil in the gulf appears to be dissipating at a brisk clip.

My emphases.

Roger Clemens Indicted

Good, absolutely good. Clemens is a creep, on the field & off.
Mindy was 15 and Roger had been married to Debra Clemens for nearly seven years.

Apparently, he always has to be on top.  Jeez Louise, two, count 'em two, baseball posts in one day. I believe it's time for my meds.

Good, It's Time

As someone who spent time, & I mean time, in a SMDC hospital bed for an hour, an hour of pushing the damn button while the pain from my "new" knee was huge, I fully & with a good heart, support the Duluth, MN, nurses in their job action. It's about time the supposed Christians at St. Mary's understood what patient care is really all about.

Best Buy, Too, Goddamnit!

Stupid corporate persons.
Documents also show that another Minneapolis-based retailer, Best Buy, has also supported MN Forward, donating $100,000.


This is what happens when corporations are considered "persons." BOYCOTT TARGET. God, I hate those five jerk-offs on the Supreme Court. What a dystopian vision they all must have for America.

Another "Why ReThugs Are Just Plain Assholes, All Of Them", Moment

Bobby Thomson, R.I.P.

I don't like baseball much, but....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Apropos Of The Previous Post Declaring I'm Not Dead

Grateful Dead - New Speedway Boogie by Shakedown

Still (Not) Dead

After all these years. In fact, I programmed the Grateful Dead station on my Sirius satellite radio in my truck.

Boy, I see a skeleton smoking a cigarette & I want to smoke again. Such maturity, such sex.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Black Whitetail Fawn, Unusual

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Thanks to G. the Vet via some guy named Harley.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Trouble In ColdH2Oland

Today Mrs. coldH2Owi had a bit of an accident.  While removing the shingles & tar paper from the roof of the sauna's dressing room, she fell through a rotted spot & wound up on the floor of said dressing room.  She was transported to the local hospital & after a series of xrays, a fracture was found in her left scapula, or wing in true doctor talk.  She's in a lot of pain, but she's home, in her recliner, with a couple of bottles of pain meds next to her glass of water. The ER doc told her she couldn't go back to work for a couple of weeks.  What am I going to do?  Yikes.

Need A Laugh? I Sure Do. This Made Me Laugh

Friday, August 06, 2010

Net Nutrality

Jesus tits, can't they leave well enough alone. Go HERE to take some action. Remember, my loyal four readers, without neutrality, big money will win (again!) & when big money wins, the people lose. Thanks for your time & attention.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A Humane Ruling

But will this last, will it become the recognized law of all good hearted Americans? Anybody out there holding their breath?