Here are the opening lines of the epic poem Beowulf, in Old English, told as they must have been of old, sitting around an open fire, after a meal and draught of mead (or three). Powerful stuff. And since this is told in Old English, see how much of it you can understand without the translation, remembering that a thousand years ago the language still followed the Germanic word order.
So Bill Clinton's little girl Chelsea is getting married. Hard to believe time goes by so fast. That child has really blossomed, from the awkward teenager here....
....to a pretty decent looking gal here. I hope she has a quality personality. Perhaps the chances of that are better than even, since her formative years were less than ideal, shall we say, and they say such things build character. Best of luck, kid.
Update (or is it backdate?):
Even hard right Stacy McCain was charmed by Ms Clinton/Mezhvinski! Support for my theory of good character for the young lady.
Yes, yes, YES, YEEEESSSS!!!! A thousand times YES! Arizona's appeal is to be heard the week before the election, just before voters go into the booths (insert diabolical, maniacal laughter here).
Obama, the smartest, handsomest, most admired mongrel man in the world, the winner of the Nobel Prize, asked his fellow mongrelly but handsome smart guy Eric Holder to sue Arizona for the temerity of passing a state law to enforce a law the feds didn't want to enforce, and now they got what they wanted. Or what they thought they wanted ....... at the time ..... when it seemed like such a good idea.
Or is it that they are getting what's coming to them?
50,000 boy scouts salute the flag. It's nice to know some Americans are still patriotic. Traditionally, who ever is president during these gatherings comes to speak. This year C. Jesus chose to go on The View instead, apparently to solidify the women's vote. While there, he called the African Americans a mongrel race. Please, Chocolate Messiah, you would have been better off with the boy scouts showing respect for the symbol of our country, no tele-prompter needed.
Grizzlies attack for no apparent reason. There is no way to tell when one individual will just hunt you down. They all have different personalities just like people, and there are a few bad apples. Sounds like these unfortunates ran into a rogue.
One of the oldest orbiters now functioning around the red planet Mars has now completed a map of part of the surface that is unique and unparalleled in its detail. NASA got it's money's worth with this one. Click the link, then click the map to zoom in. Fun and entertaining.
This guy finds some very old antique glass negatives at a garage sale that were done by photographic legend Ansel Adams. Recognizing what they were, he negotiated the price from 70 to 45 dollars. Today, now properly authenticated, they are worth about 200 million dollars. Yow!
The carnage on this video (it's a rock chuck) is just too extreme to pass up. Don't watch if you don't like to see a fat animal about the size of a super obese cat get it's innards turned into red mist. 223 ackley improved is the round. Simply a super shot that puts an entertaining end to a destructive varmint.
Listen to this guy's testimony on how he survived the explosion on the BP drilling rig, and about all the bypassed and poorly functioning alarms and electronics. Balls of steel. Just incredible. Via coldfury.com/
Out in the 'Stan, A giant C 130 is vulnerable on landing to small arms fire. To counter this, the pilots routinely make what's called an "assault landing," which, needless to say, is not something you will experience on a commercial airline here in the states. Enjoy the E ticket ride in Disneystan.
Here's a picture of my new neighbors, loaded up and running for the border. Not the Arizona border, of course, cause that might be too dangerous. And when they get here, "free" health care, "free" edumacation for the kids, "free" welfare, "free" housing, food stamps, home loans, etc. Meanwhile, you and I get up and work every day, pay our taxes, keep our own kids fed and educated and housed, and fall asleep exhausted every night. Meanwhile, all the good paying jobs are outsourced, while all the entry level jobs are "insourced" to folks like this. But don't worry, later this year we get Cap and Trade from our fearless leaders, which has as it's goal to increase the cost of everything. Merry Saturday fellow chumps.
Hey everyone, how's about a nice tasty sandwich today? The sun is shining, birds are singing, it's getting harder and harder to make a buck, that buck, once earned, buys less. Next year, the ravenous government will want a bigger piece of every buck you manage to make. Happy days. Breathe deep and eat hearty.
I'm kind of pissed off and irritated this morning, for no discernible reason. Maybe the porch picture thing will make me feel better, except there is no porch at my house, and probably never will be. The people with these nice porches have something I will never ever have. I just get to put up a picture every week of this nice thing and go, "ahhh." Pathetic. Maybe I ought to go out into the yard and clean up dog shit. Yeah. that would match my mood a bit better.
The non partisan Congressional Budget Office says the nation is headed for economic disaster. Are we hearing anything about this in the MSM? No. This fact is one that can't be ignored, but the ruling elite are committed to doing just that until, apparently, the inevitable and ugly end.
After the House added 800 million in education spending to the bill that is supposed to fund the military, Obama threatens a veto. Yet, if not passed, Pentagon bank accounts will literally run dry in August. Who are the real threats here, the Taliban, or our own idiotic Congress?
Obama tosses his erstwhile allies the House Democrats under the bus. Livid Democrats now realize that their president has no interest in helping them win re election after they have spent the last year giving him politically risky votes and suffering the rage from their constituents back home. Obama is hurtling toward the point where he won't have anyone supporting him except the hard left and the Black vote. After the elections in November, it should be interesting to see how many surviving Democrats will still be willing to risk anything at all politically for this complete disaster of a President.
Here is Michelle Obama visiting Panama City, Florida to show support for the oil spill stricken Gulf community. Not to be catty, but honestly, who picked out the dress she has on? It looks like she threw herself down on the beach and rolled in the oil!! Or wiped her oily hands all over it! Either it is an example of weapons grade cluelessness, or it's a less than subtle insult to the locals.
Democratic sleazebag Brad Sherman lies to his constituents to their face, and is then taken down. It's really too bad this worthless lying slime couldn't have been tarred and feathered immediately, because he richly deserved to be.
If our government doesn't want to deal with the results of another strike to our homeland from Muslims, they had better drop their suit against Arizona and focus on the real and multiple threats coming from Mexico. When the Federales roll up a Hezbullah terrorist cell in Tijuana, it is time to stop fooling around and get serious about destroying these intractable Muslim enemies.
An amateur with a metal detector in England discovers a hoard of 52,ooo silver and copper Roman coins in a large pot, worth about a million dollars. It weighed 350 pounds, and must have been a fortune then, as it in fact still is now!
Focused like a laser beam, sweating the big stuff 24/7, Obama plans his third vacation since the oil spill. Sounds like a tough life for our Chocolate Jesus, as little folk like me have had no vacation at all since the new year. Wait, there was that half day I took off and drove into the mountains. Yeah, that was pretty sweet. I wonder what Maine is like this time of year?
Watch the first 14 minutes or so of this interview with Gov. Christie of New Jersey to see the clear and prudent policy and arguments he is using to reform his very corrupt and Democratic state. If he can pull this off, and it looks so far like he is, there is hope indeed for cesspools like Illinois, Michigan and California. This guy is presidential material in 2012.
Today is the anniversary of the successful raid on Entebbe airport in 1976 by Israeli commandoes, rescuing successfully most of the hostages being held by Palestinian terrorists. The only commando killed was Jonathan Netanyahu, the brother of the current president of Isreal. I am old enough to clearly recall this, and we were rightly impressed by the bad ass chuzpah of the state of Isreal for pulling this off so far from their own country. The Iranians had best be on their guard, because they are the ones in the crosshairs now.
Old time advertisements can show how much our culture has changed. However, I personally still hanker for Aunt Jemima's bacon pancakes! Yum!
Yep, when my wife fails to store test the coffee, I don't hesitate to bend the little woman over my knee and apply a little discipline. And afterwards, hot sex (who says subliminal messaging doesn't work?).
Yearly income: 8500.00 dollars. Yeah, that attracts the ladies.