Archive for January 16th, 2007

A little help on Scottish independence!

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

This one has gone right over my head, Blair warns against Scottish independence.  When you get the time, I and, hopefully, our readers would like your input on this.  I’m hoping that this isn’t leading up to something like our War of Northern Aggression, more commonly know as the Civil War.

the Grit

Smoking Nazis on the move!

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

And you thought you were alone in this!  Smoking foes bring the fight to apartment buildings  What, I must ask, is the point of having a bowling alley that is smoke free?  For that matter, why, when the initial report showing that second hand smoke was dangers was proved to be a pack of lies, haven’t all these laws been stricken down by the courts?  Fortunately, our home is set back a ways from the road, so this may not be a personal issue for me.  However, there are several movements under way, again by the smoking Nazis, to keep me from smoking in my truck.  When that gets here, violence may well be the result! 

My favorite view of this came from Andrew Dice Clay, a comedian, on an episode of Dharma and Greg.  He was to be a speaker at some event and wandered in smoking a cigarette.  One of the society women coughed gently, then asked, “Don’t you know that second hand smoke is more dangerous than smoking?”  To which he replies after flicking the ash from his cig, “Then I guess I made the right choice.”

Death to the smoking Nazis!  Up the Revolution!

the Grit

Sex life to ex-life

January 16, 2007

Hey Grit

Scientists have decided that it is possible neanderthal man did not die out as a result of fighting. They now believe that too much loving that might have caused their extinction. I knew it made you tires, but this is taking it a bit far isn’t it?

Do you think we ought to warn the permiscious society of this event?

the Brit 

Bush or Pelosi? Go for conviction and that begins with B.

January 16, 2007

Hey Grit,

As a Brit I probably should not be getting involved in this debate, but what the heck my countrymen and friends are in Iraq, so why not. In addition, our heir to the throne, Prince Harry, is about to join the British forces in Iraq as well, and I quite like the guy.

So here goes! If asked to support the policies of Bush or Pelosi on this issue, I would side with the President. Many would criticise that decision, but I think it is well founded for a number of reasons.

It seems to me that in a number of countries when the lastest war with Iraq was about to start, that opposition parties and a large number of people, supported the effort to remove Sadam Hussain. Now that, to many, that reason has been achieved, they seem to want to get the heck out and leave the rest too it.

I don’t know how many British troops have died in Iraq, but it is several hundreds. Add that to your 3,000 and others, and that is heck of a lot of individuals who, on the basis of support for the war, went and laid down their lives as asked by their country. It appears to me that, turning around and walking away at this time is being disrespectful to those service men and women. At least Bush is showing respect for these people.

They died to free oppressed people and there is still work to do. The new democratic government of Iraq, having been given a chance through the blood of these people, need help to finish the job of creating a just society. Give them that chance.

the Brit

Catching up with the Grits

January 16, 2007

Hi Grit

Playing catch up! The work art of impossible timelines seem to have afflicted me this month. Everyone wants their tasks done the day before yesterday. However, all up to date now and no-one can ask for more, until the ‘morrow.

Like inel, I think the snap addition is great, saves a lot of key bashing. Now all I need is a thought processer that can transmit from my brain (what’s left of it), so that my keyboard can progress the work unaided.

the Brit

While we’re on the subject of the UN…

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

Brace yourself.  Here’s another story on UN corruption, Former U.N. Oil-for-Food Chief Benon Sevan Indicted Over Bribes From Saddam’s Regime.  And people wonder why the UN wouldn’t support the war against Saddam.  Now, if they can just get hold of the guy, who’s hiding in Cyprus, maybe they can get him to spill the beans on Annan.  That way, at the very least, we could save some money by cutting off the previous Secretary General’s lucrative retirement.  If we get lucky, Kofi might even tell what was in all those documents he shredded. 

the Grit

One more reason the UN sucks.

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

I know the UN has too many employees, but, considering the horrible things that happen around the world, this one surly could find a better use of his time: U.N. human rights expert wins nod for U.S. visit.  Besides the fact that the money this twit is wasting to make the trip, he’s planning to waste the time of numerous Government officials while he’s here.  When he gets to Guantanamo, perhaps some concerned soldier can lock him in with some of the animals they keep there, so he can gain some first hand experience with terrorists.

the Grit

This should teach you to keep it in your pants.

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

Well, it looks like this is the day to discuss crazy American laws, Adultery could mean life, court finds.  While I can see how this might be considered justice, it sounds just a wee bit excessive, not to mention expensive.  Fortunately, I don’t think there will be very many instances where someone commits adultery during the commission of a felony.  Of course, depending on what this guy’s wife is like, he may be better off, and safer, in jail.

the Grit

Who has bigger stones, Pelosi or Bush?

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

Since both our countries are in the Iraq war together, I thought you might be interested in this political smack down, Pelosi warns Bush shouldn’t ‘abuse power’ on troop escalation.  I know Pelosi and her pack of snarling liberal Democrats talk a good game, but one has to wonder if they’re brave enough to cut funding for troops in the field?  My guess is  that they won’t dare.  However, there are some Republicans that may take Pelosi’s side, although that may just be a ploy to lure her into a trap.  Good times; good times.

the Grit

Catching up with the Brits

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

Now that we have liberals in charge again, it looks like we’re going to start catching up in the race to take away personal liberty.  Kucinich: Congress To Take On FCC  The key bit in this story is the return of the Fairness Doctrine, which was a law requiring programs broadcast over the public airwaves to present both sides of an issue.  Of course, in practice, it never worked and was mostly used as a tool for Democrats to shut down radio programs which favored the conservative view of an issue.  It’s main effect was for most stations to remove political debate from their content, so as to avoid trouble with the Government. 

While I’m at it, let’s take a look at Representative Kucinich (D-OH),

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who just happens to be running, yet again, for President on a platform designed to win the Hobbit vote, as well as that of overly liberal humans.  I’ve heard rumors that, in the unlikely event of his 2008 victory, he is planning to cover the White House with a mound of dirt so he will feel more at home.

the Grit

Speaking of unwanted immigrants…

January 16, 2007

Sorry Brit,

Y’all should have guarded your boarders better, Starbucks to open new branch every fortnight for the next decade.  Now you’re doomed.  The Camel’s nose is in the tent.  You’ve given them an inch and they are taking a mile.  The real question is, of course, when did y’all switch from tea to coffee?  Also, shouldn’t the English version be “Starpounds?”  Finally, at this rate of growth, will Starbucks control the world coffee supply by 2012 and be the cause for the world ending?

the Grit

Snap or no Snap?

January 16, 2007

Hi Brit,

I assume you’ve noticed the new Snap feature.  If not, move your pointer over a link and see what happens.  Keep it, kill it, love it, hate it?  Guests are welcome to toss in their two cents worth as well.  Speaking of which, what the British equivalent?

the Grit

Weird Animal tales

January 16, 2007

Hi Grit

I came across some really weird news about animals this morning whilst rambling the web.

Fish & Flush

For those who get bored in the toilet, a US manufaturer has now come up with a loo that is also an aquarium. Well that’s a relief! I was wondering how I could make my time in the little room more enjoyable. Mind you, I think the fish might see it as the “fin” edge of the wedge.

Pandas too fat for nookie

Over in Taiwan, one of their male Pandas (331 pounds) is being rejected by it’s mate (253 pounds) because she can’t stand the weight (obesity that is). The frustrated male has obviously complained to his keepers, who have now put him on a diet.

Guess it makes a change from “not tonight, I’ve got a headache.”

Stowaway stinker

Police have been receiving complaints from California to Canada, about the stench emanating from a truck that made the 5,000 mile journey. The culprit was found to be a stowaway skunk.

However, the skunk is now having problems getting a lift home. Bus and Airline companies are refusing to carry it in case it creates similar problems on their transport. Animal rights people will no doubt raise a stink over this.

the Brit