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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Bucky Fuller :: "ReThinking the Lord's Prayer ..."

Buckminster Fuller's version of 'The Lord's Prayer:' He constantly reconsidered reality 
Retrieved from April 20th, 2010  |  [SOURCE]

Buckminster Fuller's Universe
the book by L. Steven Sieden
Ever Rethinking "The Lord's Prayer"

by R. Buckminster Fuller

Thinking as best I may of all humans who have in all time dwelt upon our planet,
Thinking swiftly of all those I have known - family, friends, unfriendlies, antisocials, successful and unsuccessful, exalted and tortured,
And thinking of planet earth as I have come to know it by direct experiencings, and 36 encirclings, thousands of continental criss-crossings, and millions of local to and fro-ings,
And thinking of our planets bigness to me at almost negligible magnitude our planet of only one small star in our galaxy of 100 billion stars which is only one of the now-known billion such galaxies,
And trying to think omni-inclusively on behalf of all histories earthian humans, I say in my thoughts ever reminding myself as I progress in thinking that I am speaking only on behalf of all individuals present and past and to come.
I say,

Our God, Who art in we even,
Even we who know most intimately of our own weaknesses, failures, faults and outright sins our selfishnesses, fears, and cupidity our moments of jealousy, rage, and hate, secret cover-ups, lies and self-deceits,
God even of we, Our God, our intuitively apprehended, comprehensive admonisher and Omni-experience is your identity.

You have given us because You are Omni-experience overwhelming manifest of:
Your complete knowledge,
Your complete comprehension,
Your complete concern,
Your complete wisdom,
Your complete responsibility,
Your complete coordination,
Your complete competence to cope positively with any and all problems,
And Your utter reliability always so to do.

Yours, Dear God is all the glory.
You are the utterly mysterious Integrity of omni-regenerative Universe.
We have absolute confidence and faith in You.
You are the Synergetic Integral of All Truths as best we can see,
And we worship You awe-inspiredly, thankfully, rejoicingly and lovingly.
For it is humanly feasible to be in awe of Truth, humanly feasible to be thankful for and to rejoice and to love the Truth,
All of which lead to Absolute Truth beyond the comprehension of humans.”

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snowed-in Problems at LGA

Congressional Earmarks

by Pat Darnell

MooPig Site Review :: 2010 in Review from the NRA

What's good for the NRA is good for TEXAS, and that's good for the USA
by Pat Darnell and Young Guns

2010 Year in Review at the NRA
U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt ruled that NRA has a right under federal law to intervene in a lawsuit filed, in the plaintiff's own words, as part of a campaign "to ban the use of lead bullets." This allowed the NRA to defend hunters' rights against the claims of extremist environmental groups that filed the lawsuit.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled favorably in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, removing unconstitutional restrictions on the NRA's ability to speak freely at election time. The case originally centered on the FEC's denial of Citizens United's attempt to broadcast a film about Hillary Clinton through on-demand cable services in January 2008, but was broadened to include the First Amendment rights of organizations like the NRA.

Scott Brown (R) was elected to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts to fill the seat of deceased Senator Ted Kennedy. Brown's victory was a stunning defeat for gun control extremists, including the Massachusetts-based "Stop Handgun Violence," which spent significant manpower in an unsuccessful attempt to try and turn out anti-gun voters for Brown's opponent, Martha Coakley (D). Their crass attempts to misrepresent Brown's record -- a record that, in stark contrast to Coakley's, was tough on criminals and supportive of the rights of law-abiding Massachusetts gun owners -- clearly failed.

In a case receiving national attention, the Glenn County, Calif., Board of Education overturned the expulsion of 17-year-old duck hunter Gary Tudesko, who was expelled from his central California high school after police dogs sniffed out unloaded shotguns in his truck parked off-campus. The California Legal Action Project (a joint effort by NRA-ILA and the California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation) provided legal assistance.

Delaware gun owners and Second Amendment advocates earned a victory when the Newark Housing Authority withdrew a gun ban prohibiting its residents from legally possessing firearms in their homes. Thousands of Delaware's most vulnerable residents live in some of the state's most dangerous neighborhoods and had been prohibited from possessing firearms to defend themselves from the drug dealers and thugs who infest their communities. The NHA was the first to withdraw its ban, rather than face litigation from the NRA.

The Brady Campaign released its 2010 "grades." Among the "highlights": Brady gave only two states "passing" scores for having some of the gun laws it wants -- California with a C+ and New Jersey with a C. There were no "D's." The other 48 states received "F's", including Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Hawaii and Illinois. Brady gave California its best grade for having the most restrictive laws, even though California's murder and total violent crime rates are 10 percent and 13 percent higher, respectively, than the rates for the rest of the country.

A new law took effect that applies state firearm laws to national parks and wildlife refuges across America. The implementation of this new law has seen no major problems.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. Representing the NRA at oral argument was former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, who made a strong and effective case in favor of incorporating the Second Amendment.

Governor Charlie Crist signed SB-1158, the Trust Fund Protection bill sponsored by Sen. Charlie Dean and Rep. David Rivera, to protect the Concealed Weapons Licensing Trust Fund Bill from future raids by the legislature.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed NRA-backed legislation allowing employees to store legally owned firearms in locked, private motor vehicles while parked in employer parking lots. Indiana has more than 250,000 Right-to-Carry permit holders, many of whom carry firearms during their commutes to and from work. This law also prevents state or local government authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during declared states of emergency, such as occurred in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Montana's U.S. Senators, Max Baucus and Jon Tester, announced that ATK -- the defense conglomerate that operates the Army's Lake City ammunition plant and that owns the Federal ammunition, RCBS reloading equipment, and Alliant smokeless gunpowder companies -- is voluntarily withdrawing from contracts it made with military bases to collect and scrap once-fired small arms cartridge cases. The scrapping of the cases became an issue when it was determined to be partially responsible for reducing the quantity of intact cartridge cases sold to companies that produce reloaded ammunition for sale to private individuals.

Governor Charlie Crist signed House Bill 315, by Representative Mike Horner and Senator Thad Altman, to stop adoption agencies from asking about firearms ownership by prospective adoptive parents.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, began running television ads urging Congress to "close the gun show loophole." MAIG's ads claimed "The Columbine school massacre ... killers got their guns because of a gap in the law, called the 'gun show loophole.'" And in a related press release, MAIG claimed "All four guns used in the Columbine shootings were bought from private sellers at gun shows." Of course, these claims are all false. For starters, one of the Columbine criminals' four firearms was not acquired at a gun show. The other three firearms, while bought at a gun show, were bought for the criminals by a straw purchaser -- a woman who was not prohibited from possessing or acquiring firearms and who therefore would have passed a NICS check, if she had bought the firearms from a licensed dealer.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal animal cruelty law so broadly written that it would have criminalized the distribution of hunting videos and magazines under many circumstances. The 8-1 ruling in U.S. v. Stevens was a big win for the NRA and hunters across America. A brief submitted by the NRA was cited in the majority's opinion. "The NRA condemns animal cruelty. However, hunting and depictions of hunting are not animal cruelty. This excessive law would have imposed felony penalties for creating, possessing or selling mainstream hunting images. Therefore, we are pleased that the Supreme Court ruled against this overbroad law," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "Indeed, NRA publications like American Hunter, the largest-circulation all-hunting magazine in the world, could have been in jeopardy if this law was upheld." Anti-hunting extremist organizations like the Humane Society of the United States were the primary advocates for the deliberately overreaching language in Congress and its main defenders in Court.

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), along with Reps. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) and Mark Souder (R-Ind.), introduced the "Second Amendment Enforcement Act." The Senate and House bills (S. 3265, and H.R. 5162) would eliminate several of the District's most restrictive gun control laws passed in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D) signed Senate File 2379 into law, affirming law-abiding Iowans' right to carry without being subject to the subjective discretion of individual sheriffs, by changing Iowa from a "may-issue" state to a "shall-issue" state.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon called on Congress to reinstate the federal "assault weapon" ban. With a warning seemingly designed to appeal to those who believe that speaking out against the Obama Administration's policies are one step short of sedition or worse, Calderon said, "[I]f you do not regulate the sale of these weapons in the right way, nothing guarantees that criminals here in the United States with access to the same power of weapons will not decide to challenge American authorities and civilians." Calderon also misinformed Congress, claiming that violence in Mexico rose significantly after the U.S. ban expired in 2004. However, he did not explain why violent crime has declined significantly in the U.S. since the ban expired, or how a ban on flash suppressors or bayonet mounts relates to drug cartels in Mexico or anywhere else.

The FBI released crime statistics showing that between 2008 and 2009, as gun sales soared, the number of murders decreased 7.2 percent. That amounts to about an 8.2 percent decrease in the per capita murder rate, after the increase in our nation's population is taken into account. It translates into about a 10.5 percent decrease in the murder rate between 2004, when the ban expired, and the end of 2009. And finally, it means that in 2009 our nation's murder rate fell to a 45-year low.

Another landmark Supreme Court victory was achieved, as the nation's highest court ruled in McDonald v. City of Chicago that the individual Second Amendment right is fundamental and applies to all law-abiding Americans. In the words of the majority opinion, "We have previously held that most of the provisions of the Bill of Rights apply with full force to both the Federal Government and the States. Applying the standard that is well established in our case law, we hold that the Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States." The majority opinion adopted the reasoning presented by Paul Clement on behalf of the NRA at oral argument.

BATFE issued a ruling that a temporary shipment of a firearm by a federal firearms licensee to a non-employee for business reasons (such as a manufacturer's shipment to a gun writer or engineering consultant for a technical evaluation), will now be considered a "transfer" and require completion of a Form 4473 and background check. This reversed a ruling issued in 1969, right after the passage of the Gun Control Act, although BATFE provided no explanation of the need for the change. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, BATFE hasn't been able to name a single case in which a gun temporarily shipped under the old rule has been used in crime.

In West Virginia, then-Governor Joe Manchin (D) signed NRA-supported Senate Bill 1005, making it a crime to knowingly solicit illegal gun sales and to conduct illegal sting operations like those conducted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

NRA declared its opposition to Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and ILA Executive Director Chris Cox noted that "We have carefully examined the career, written documents and public statements of nominee Elena Kagan and have found nothing to indicate any support for the Second Amendment. On the contrary, the facts reveal a nominee who opposes Second Amendment rights and is clearly out of step with mainstream Americans. Therefore, the NRA is strongly opposed to Kagan's confirmation to the Court."

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, NRA filed a new lawsuit -- Benson v. City of Chicago -- to enforce the court's decision. This was the first suit challenging the city's new gun control ordinance passed on July 2. The city's so-called "Responsible Gun Ownership Ordinance" provisions include: a ban on all gun sales in the city; a ban on possession of firearms for self-defense outside the "home" -- even on a patio or in an attached garage; a ban on having more than one assembled and operable firearm in the home; a provision that allows the Chicago police to arbitrarily ban "unsafe" handguns based on unlimited criteria; and a training requirement to obtain a Chicago Firearm Permit. (However, range training would be impossible since it will now be unlawful to operate a shooting range within city limits.)

NRA-ILA wrapped up its lobbying efforts at the first session of the UN committee drafting an "arms trade treaty." The "Preparatory Committee for the UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference" (called the "Prep Com") had been meeting in New York from July 12-23. The meeting was one in a series to prepare for a major conference to finalize an arms trade treaty in 2012. The Chairman of the meeting, Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan, released a 14-point outline of a possible arms trade treaty. Several other supporting position papers were also published. The inclusion of civilian firearms remains one of the controversial aspects of the proposed treaty. Countries such as Mexico and the Netherlands want civilian firearms included in the treaty. Other countries, such as New Zealand, want those types of arms excluded from the treaty. In a move that disappointed anti-gun groups, Moritan's treaty outline included a category for "Exclusions," and the supporting position paper listed an exclusion covering civilian firearms. The Prep Com will meet again in New York the week of February 28, 2011. It will meet a second time in July 2011. There are also an extensive series of workshops scheduled for 2011 to "support" the Arms Trade Treaty.

By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5552 -- the Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act -- sponsored by Congressmen Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). S. 632, its Senate companion, was sponsored by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). The legislation addresses the fact that firearm and ammunition manufacturers were unfairly mandated to pay their excise taxes biweekly while all other manufacturers paid their taxes quarterly. The change to a quarterly excise tax payment schedule will also allow manufacturers to reinvest funds into researching and developing new products, purchasing new manufacturing machinery and creating jobs without establishing a new tax, adding to the burgeoning federal deficit, or using any bailout money.

Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups seeking to ban the use of lead ammunition. Agreeing with the position of the NRA and the firearms industry, the agency explained in a news release that it "does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act." Further crushing the hopes of anti-gun and anti-hunting activists, the release added: "nor is the agency seeking such authority."

With New York City's and the nation's murder rates lower than any time since the 1960s, Mayor Michael Bloomberg sounded the alarm, saying "Illegal guns and their accompanying violence devastate communities across our country", and revisited his perennial cause célèbre -- gun control. Bloomberg's anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released an Issue Brief urging Congress to "close the gun show loophole" -- gun control supporters' Orwellian "doublespeak" for "prohibiting private sales of firearms at gun shows and everywhere else."

The NRA challenged federal laws that prohibit law-abiding Americans 18-20 years of age from legally purchasing a handgun through a federally licensed firearm dealer. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. James D'Cruz of Lubbock, Texas is the plaintiff in this case. The case is D'Cruz v. BATFE.

The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee passed an amendment by Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) to provide individuals receiving veterans' benefits with added protection against loss of the right to possess firearms due to mental health decisions. Rep. Boozman's amendment to a larger veterans' benefits bill was based on a bill (H.R. 2547) sponsored by Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). The NRA-backed amendment (also supported by major veterans' groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars) would provide that for purposes of the firearm prohibition, a person subject to a mental health decision by the VA would not be considered "adjudicated as a mental defective" without a court finding that the person is dangerous. (Not surprisingly, the Brady Campaign opposed these changes.)

S. 1132 -- the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act -- was signed into law. This important legislation addresses problems that have occurred in the implementation of the original Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, making it easier for retired law enforcement officers to carry a firearm.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State Clinton urging the State Department to revisit its March 2010 decision disallowing the importation of M1 rifles and M1 carbines from South Korea. The letter stated that the policy "amounts to no more than a backdoor gun ban that lacks any basis or justification under current Federal law and policy" and "violates law-abiding citizens' constitutional right, protected under the Second Amendment, to purchase these firearms for legitimate purposes such as target shooting, hunting, collecting, and self-protection."

The NRA Political Victory Fund celebrated a very successful election cycle. 225 of 262 NRA-PVF-endorsed U.S. House candidates won their elections (86 percent), as did 19 of 25 endorsed Senate candidates (76 percent) and 71 percent of endorsed gubernatorial candidates. Of note was the fact that in races for the U.S. House in which the NRA-PVF made an endorsement, only one pro-gun congressman was replaced by an anti-gun candidate.

NRA announced its strong opposition to Andrew Traver, President Obama's selection to head the BATFE. Traver served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police's "Gun Violence Reduction Project," a partnership with the Joyce Foundation. Both IACP and the Joyce Foundation are names synonymous with promoting a variety of gun control schemes at the federal and state levels. Most of the individuals involved in this project were prominent gun control activists and lobbyists.

Amtrak implemented a policy to allow personally-owned firearms to be stored in checked luggage.

During an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," Supreme Court Justice and Clinton nominee Stephen Breyer -- who dissented from the Supreme Court's decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) -- claimed that the role of the court is to interpret the Constitution flexibly, in light of ever-changing circumstances. Breyer argued that the Court should give consideration not to the Constitution's "words," but to the "values" that the Framers had in mind. The Framers' "values," Breyer suggested, would allow a total ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. "It's not a matter of policy, it's a matter of what those Framers [of the Bill of Rights] intended," he said.

NRA members and supporters enjoyed a well-deserved holiday break. NRA-ILA's staff wishes you and yours a happy holiday and happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

MooPig's Activism Channel :: "To Save Chesapeake Bay"

The Plan is to make Multistate effort to Restore one of the World's Biggest Estuaries
Retrieved for Ed Purposes by Pat Darnell using no Football Metaphors

Chesapeake Bay "remains overburdened by pollution despite a three-decade, multibillion-dollar effort to reverse the tide. (SOURCE)"
"The bay, as a system, is definitely improving," said Will Baker, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's president. "The bad news is that, as a system, it's still dangerously out of balance."
How many organizations are "dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers?" It seems the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, CBF, is along with the Sierra Club. "To achieve its mission, CBF seeks to reduce pollution, restore habitat and replenish fish stocks, and educate and engage constituents to take action for the Bay through blogs and other activism."

Note: MooPig wants to throw in its blogadacious self as a activist Chesapeake Saver Blog.... yeah!

The only problem is that it is not proceeding as quickly as it might. The CBF grades the estuary each year and this year it only gets a D+ grade. Oooops. "Activities such as agriculture and sprawl ... contribute to the bay's crippled environmental health. (AP . NOV 29, 2010 . SOURCE) "

"Virginia and the bay states can have clean water and a growing economy," Jennings said. "Overwhelming majorities of Virginia voters understand that investments in clean water are investments in our economic future and our children's future. (AP . NOV 29, 2010 . SOURCE)"
Virginia submitted its revised plan to do its part to restore the bay ... sent to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its plan to put the estuary on a "pollution diet."
There has been improvement because last year's report card was a D- [D minus].
"The report [grade] compares the bay at its current state to the one encountered by John Smith in the early 1600s. It examines fisheries, habitat and pollution ...
" ... The foundation found improvements in ... most notably blue crabs, the bay's popular crustacean whose population has nearly tripled since tougher fishing laws were enacted in 2008.
" ... [S]ubgroups — wetlands protection, shad restoration, and reducing nitrogen and phosphorus discharges — declined or showed no improvement since the last report.
Unfortunately for cleanup efforts, legislation was not passed in the "lame duck session of Congress" just before Christmas. " ... [T]he Chesapeake Clean Water Act, failed to pass in the lame duck session of Congress. The act would have made law — not just an Obama administration priority — but also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's accelerated bay cleanup plan. ... " Guess who the biggest opponent to this legislation was?
" ... [N]otably the American Farm Bureau Federation, mounted an effective opposition campaign. ... "

"The Chesapeake Bay was once one of the most productive and profitable estuaries in the world, but pollution now threatens to kill the golden goose," Ann Jennings, the [Chesapeake Bay Foundation]'s executive director, said in a news release. "Dirty water is a job killer. Bay pollution is not only an ecological disaster; it's an economic one, too. (SOURCE)"

Friday, December 24, 2010

More MooPig MAD LIB's !!! :: "Oh, JOY ... Traveling this Holiday?"

by Pat Darnell  | [SOURCE for the real story]

You will need: 
  • 3 Numbers
  • 14 Nouns
  • 2 Verbs, and 
  • 3 Adjectives
[MooPig Traveling Suitcase Model Intern HERE]

Unexpected ____[noun]_____ fell at _____[noun]_____ throughout yesterday, finally closing the ___[noun]_____ at 6pm for the night.

Temperatures _____[verb]____ to __[number]____ degrees C, as ____[noun]_____ and ____[noun]_____ crews worked overnight to clear over ___[number]____ inches of ____[noun]_____ from approximately 600 acres of _____[noun]______ in time for the first wave of ___[noun]_____ arrivals and departures.

“Approximately 120,000 tons of _____[noun]_____ was cleared from the ____[noun]____ overnight,” said Ms Moore.

“While no significant ____[noun]_____ fore-casted today our _____[adjective]______ crew are on standby should weather conditions deteriorate.
“Passengers intending to travel today are advised to contact their _____[noun]______ before setting out."
All other Irish airports, ferry services, train and bus services are operating, some with delays. Check ____[noun]_____’s website before setting out for the ____[noun]____.”

Meanwhile AA Roadwatch warned road conditions were ______[adjective]______, especially around the capital and along commuter routes.

Met Éireann has also issued a severe weather warning, with widespread ice and lying snow persisting today where surfaces are ___[adjective]_____.

“Freezing fog will be slow to clear parts of the midlands especially and visibility will reduce below 100 metres at times,” it added.

Lowest temperatures will ____ [verb]____ t o_____[number]____ tonight.

Read more: [HERE]

[Bottom PHOTO URL] A NEW ARMY: Newly trained female Afghan National Army officers attended a graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press

Happy Birthday Sylvia

by Pat Darnell

Remember just a few days ago? Well it will be back soon.

I lived in Chicago area for many years, long enough to get a real feel for beauty, and ugliness, of snow fall and Spring melt season.

Sometimes on Easter Day, it would snow with big flaky flakes, and create the most beautiful scenery.

Des Plaines River, Oil on antique linen, damaged antique frame from a garage sale,

Today is my Sister's Birthday. Happy Birthday Sylvia.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


It Only Happens to Others ...! YIKES ...
by Pat Darnell

" ... But ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed during the financial crisis and were taken over by the government, there's been widespread agreement that we need to come up with a new system. The bailouts of Fannie and Freddie have already cost taxpayers well over $100 billion. "

" ... President Obama's housing secretary has said that the "government's footprint in the housing market needs to be smaller than it is today." Republicans agree. Hashing out the details is likely to be one of the big economic policy debates of 2011. ... "

MooPig's "Duct Tape and Marshmallows Department of Theory and Speculation"

**Second Look :: a MooPig Disaster Film ReRun**
by Pat Darnell and the Chubbies

It may surprise some, but past President Dubya might have been correct. Yes, it might have been a twist of fate, but his move to invade Iraq will be looked at from the future with disbelief, and astonishment, for its eloquence and emotion -- defined best as a combination of dread and veneration.

Quantum has come to mean everything Peter and Murphy held together with duct tape, and marshmallow to fill the voids. Great stuff our quantum zeal; would it be one day explained as human error? ... Spheres of human error actually turning out correct? This is the premise looked at today by MooPig's "Duct Tape and Marshmallows Department of Theory and Speculation."

It occurred to MooPig Cinema Review Group after reviewing DVD releases of "W" that they should pass on to the DTandM Dept of Theory and Speculation a simple argument for the "supposed betrayal of Americans" by Prez'dent Decider G Dubya. It was not betrayal.

It would appear that in a second look, George W's end-run along the Baghdad Highway is possibly the most effective ever event leading to a "quantum" fall and sink fake-out, that really burned and melted, shocked and awed, causality in effective palisade built to fence perfectly shiftless harbinger terrorist cells -- carnality to near fateful mass destruction of all things living, actual in producing Quantum Weapons of Mass Confusion abating enemy terrorists. George W left those cheap-shot terrorists dumbfounded.

That it could have been an idea birthed from imbecilic wanton behavior makes all thinkers wonder in themselves: is it possibly inspired by authority, and by the sacred, sublime? ... a gift shovel passed to the Court Jester?

No? How then does the awe of kings of turds in the sands, rise out of their courts, so that all who speculate, on both sides whisper in awe: "how does this imbecile hold on to that smoking hot woman Laura Bush?"

Some would agree randomness displayed in the George W administration could only have been invented during years when George was a frat boy. Back when in his propensity to party down, might he not have had enough blow one evening, to permanently create in his brain, a trail of dendrites embedded there?

From imbibing, that in the words of late, beloved author Douglass Adams: "a drink the likes of is more potent than a super-nova," -- did Dubya characterize himself as a drunkard without limit... a once randomized Inter-Galactic Gargle-Blaster night for Georgie Boy is very possible; probable and conspicuously eminent. W won the night, and set in motion the flank march of all flank marches.

So that later in the company of the Kings of Sand, George W compromised his wife and girls' honors only for a moment in time and in space, when he had to drop trousers and compare members with the princes and kings of the sands. It was decided then that Georgie boy was hung like an antique Texaco gas pump hose... so that no one challenged conjugal rights to his bride, thenceforth.

So that-- One day in his future as the uninterrupted son of the President-previous by a similar name, as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Free World, George W parenthetically swallows the morning air, while Klingon's are circling His-Anus, and Dick Cheney is licking his master's ears, and slavering all over his master for a morning walk before his half-dozen bacon, cheese, egg omelets ...

... an idea hits W from a night long ago in a faraway place, when he walked all the way from a party at his college Frat-house to LL Beans' 24 hour store. He woke up next to the Kayaks, remembering neither, and had to pan handle for phone money to call someone to come and get him. His dad arrived and said, "I am your Father."

It turns out, quantum player Dubya is able to skip much of the Hooo-Haaaa involved in Presidential superlative because of his time spent helping his dad's haunt of the premises. He goes right to the point: "Storm Baghdad, yes that will get them," he shouts.

Regardless, this led to many quantum crowning moments, definitive W-isms... and invited all junkies, wino's and habitual purveyors of C-drugs, worldwide, participation in a first ever thought process only available to that genre.

When later, for instance, W showed up in New Orleans thinking Katrina was invitation to a huge party serving Hurricanes.. did he not roll up his shirt sleeves and make like a true recovering alcoholic, and dive into the lives of destitute victims? Yes he did. Did he not realize at that defining moment that he had found "THE" weapon of mass destruction? "Hurricanes are WMD's, no? Fool me once; fool you twice.. you know," said a refreshed Prezident W.

He, W, in his service to the frail, sick lame and hapless, rephrased his occupation of New Orleans in the absence of logic, to be in the future three-crowned "Quantum Thinker of All. Conqueror of Baghdad. Father of Quantum Politics."

MooPig invites all to go see, or rent DVD of "W." It makes the night seem less like night.

MooPig's "Duct Tape and Marshmallows Department of Theory and Speculation" Part FOUR

The Quantum Characteristics in Christmas Trees :: Needs no Explanation
by Pat Darnell

Another in a SERIES: MooPig's "Duct Tape and Marshmallows Department of Theory and Speculation"
Retrieved by Pat Darnell

NASA Talk -- FLIGHT :: Beginnings

Wright Flyer  |  [SOURCE]
On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first powered flight and, in March 1999, a full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer was mounted in NASA Ames Research Center's 40-foot by 80-foot wind tunnel for tests to build a historically accurate aerodynamic database of the Flyer. For two weeks, engineers studied the replica's stability, control and handling at speeds up to 27 knots (30 mph) in the wind tunnel. The Wright Flyer replica was constructed by a team of volunteers from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics using plans provided by the Smithsonian. The replica featured a 40-foot-4-inch wingspan reinforced with piano wire, cotton wing coverings, spruce propellers and a double rudder. Although it replicated the 1903 Wright Flyer in design, size, appearance and aerodynamics, some changes were made to make it stronger for mounting in the wind tunnel.

Image Credit: NASA
Page Last Updated: December 17, 2010
Page Editor: Yvette Smith
NASA Official: Brian Dunbar

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MooPig Report from the Middle :: "End of the Year MAD LIB'S"

Pleasure, Fidelity, Conscience
by Pat Darnell and the Herd

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, YOU WILL NEED to choose words -- 16 nouns \ 4 adjectives \ 2 verbs -- then insert them as you read the following message from the Middle. You may choose phrases if you wish.

Message for Dec 22, 2010:

The Almighty who gave the ____(noun)_____to be companion of our pleasures and ____(noun)_______ has invested them with nobleness and lack of deceit.

One might say _____(noun)_____ possess something very like a conscience.

Here, gentle persons, ______(noun)_____ teaches us a lesson in _____(noun)____ . This story should speak really of the fidelity of _____(noun)______ .

Yet as 2010 draws to a close, and a ____(noun)_____ is thrown a _____(noun)_____, we discover that we have been living a _____(adjective)_____ allegory.

______(Noun)_____ will never forget the ______(noun) _______ you gave them. Remember, don't keep ______(noun)_____ on a leash if you ______(verb)_____ them close to you. And keep your _____(noun)_____ closer still.

_____(Noun)________ represents all that is _______(adjective)______ in mankind, gentle fellow ______(noun)________ that you are. One who knows but does not tell, discriminates no way, except in our comings and goings, first to welcome, first to ______(noun)_______ .

The more I see of _____(noun)_______; the more I admire ____(noun)_______ .

That's this Report from the Middle where the men are ______(adjective)____ ; the women are ______(adjective)________ ; and the children _______(verb)______ .

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