Thursday, 05/28/09 Public Square

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Are there some times when you just get tired of the craziness of everything and you just want to let go with a a big fat raspberry, a Bronx Cheer, a nice wet pthththththhtht!?

Ah, I feel better.

What’s going on in your world?

fnord

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20 responses to “Thursday, 05/28/09 Public Square

  1. jammer5

    What’s going on in your world?
    pthththththhtht! about covers it 🙂

  2. jammer5

    The latest benevolent words from the great leader:
    ===========================================
    ” Souvenir Picture Which Was Not Taken
    Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) — The car carrying General Secretary Kim Jong Il was running a sightseeing road of Mt. Kuwol on May 1, Juche 86 (1997).

    The road under construction was yet far short of completion. Not minding this, however, he did not take his eyes off a car window as if he was fathoming the troubles of the soldier builders.

    He got off the car near the fork of the road in the mid-slope of the mountain and met commanding officers of a unit of the Korean People’s Army engaged in the building of the holiday resort of Mt. Kuwol and highly appreciated the painstaking work of the soldier builders. He earnestly told them to spruce up the mountain to provide the people with a better resort of cultural recreation, true to the behest of President Kim Il Sung.

    He went round a number of construction sites through the sightseeing road built by soldiers and spread before them a far-reaching blueprint to turn the mountain into a splendid resort of cultural recreation for the people.

    The sun of May Day began to sink unnoticed.

    Out of the ardent desire to provide him a happy time, if but for a moment, officials earnestly asked him to have a picture taken with them against the background of the picturesque scenery of the mountain.

    He smiled a generous smile of understanding and said that was not a good idea when the resort was in the thick of construction and he would come again after the completion of the project and have a souvenir picture taken.

    The officials were choked with emotion at his words full of warm love for the toiling soldier builders whom he thought before anyone else.

    The story about the souvenir picture which was not taken will go down long to the posterity as a legend of the leader’s love for the KPA soldiers along with Mt. Kuwol, a famous mountain of the people.”
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    I can now have that cuppa in peace, knowing officials are all choked up at the benevolent words of a truly commie freak . . . and his ever present biographer.

  3. frigginloon

    Hey Jammers are you having ago at Dear Leader? He taught Chuck everything he knows?

  4. David B

    From the Dark Side:

    “Heckler,
    I’ve noticed that a few of the more rational Dem/Leftists that used to hang out around here seem to be gone.

    Could it be that they realize their mistake in supporting the Fascist Obama? And are to embarrassed to come here and admit it?”

    Do we need to plan an intervention restating our support for the Obama Adminnstration’s policies?? How does 11 AM sound? WAHAHAHA

    • The problem I see is that anyone who came to the intervention and reiterated their support for President Obama would give an opportunity for Heckler to say, “But you were never a poster I considered to be rational.” Over there they look for an opportunity to jump another poster, they aren’t nearly as interested in discussing as they are in ‘dissing.’

      I support President Obama and am impressed with his ability to govern! I don’t support blogging with stupid, mean people. 😉

      • lilacluvr

        I figure if Heckler is getting his jollies by thinking rational thinking Democrats have left his blog, then let him have his 5 minutes of laughs.

        The joke is on him because we have the next 4 years and most-likely the next 4 after that, to make Heckler and his like-minded friends eat their words.

        He who laughs last, laughs best.

      • I think it was a trap he set. He was waiting for someone to respond so he could have fresh red meat. It’s all about the attack and he was hoping to catch his next victim. Luckily, eville, stewpid, libaruhls easily avoid obvious traps.

  5. tosmarttobegop

    THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT

    John Godfrey Saxe’s ( 1816-1887) version of the famous Indian legend,

    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind.

    The First approach’d the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to bawl:
    “God bless me! but the Elephant
    Is very like a wall!”

    The Second, feeling of the tusk,
    Cried, -“Ho! what have we here
    So very round and smooth and sharp?
    To me ’tis mighty clear
    This wonder of an Elephant
    Is very like a spear!”

    The Third approached the animal,
    And happening to take
    The squirming trunk within his hands,
    Thus boldly up and spake:
    “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
    Is very like a snake!”

    The Fourth reached out his eager hand,
    And felt about the knee.
    “What most this wondrous beast is like
    Is mighty plain,” quoth he,
    “‘Tis clear enough the Elephant
    Is very like a tree!”

    The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
    Said: “E’en the blindest man
    Can tell what this resembles most;
    Deny the fact who can,
    This marvel of an Elephant
    Is very like a fan!”

    The Sixth no sooner had begun
    About the beast to grope,
    Then, seizing on the swinging tail
    That fell within his scope,
    “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
    Is very like a rope!”

    And so these men of Indostan
    Disputed loud and long,
    Each in his own opinion
    Exceeding stiff and strong,
    Though each was partly in the right,
    And all were in the wrong!

    MORAL.

    So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!

  6. Give me the company of eville stewpid libaruhls any day! 😉 Once again, I find a “Quote of the Day” that speaks to me!

    “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
    – Abraham Lincoln

  7. jammer5

    Just got done installing windows 7 ultimate (RC).
    Free and good until march 2010. I still can’t believe how slow it is to load. Ubuntu loads in like seconds.

    Which reminds me (logic there somewhere): Did anyone listen to Arnie commenting on Rush? When asked what he thought of Rush running the Republican Party, Arnie replied, “You can’t really call him the 800 LB gorilla anymore. I think he’s down to 650.”

  8. Well, the weight loss would make him easier to ignore! lol

    My Mac still has a Windows side because I told my grandson I couldn’t ever do without it. If I can get some of his time this summer I’m going to follow his original advice. I don’t need Windows.

  9. Thunderchild

    Just in case 6 wanders through or in case anyone else knows….

    I am running Linux Mint 6 and I love it. I’m STILL having trouble figuring out downloads. I’ve downloaded a GRAMPS genealogy ap and successfully installed it, I think.

    But I can’t figure out how to make it go. Linux is great but the learning curve winds in a different direction from Windows.

    • 6176746f6c6c65

      TC,
      Re: genealogy app; 2 separate suggestions.

      1st: look under the menu for Mint 6 (bottom panel, left side) for Applications. Under All Applications, the app should show, if it is installed; or

      2d, open a terminal, type gramps at the prompt, and if installed, the app should run.

      Webcam:

      Take a look in the Mint Forum or the Ubuntu Forum (you may well need to do a search) to see if anyone has a thread on the particular make and model you have. Webcams are problematic, as many have Windows specific drivers, which also creates problems for Mac users. You could also do a Google search for the webcam and linux (or Ubuntu or Linux Mint) to see if there are any how-tos out there. Be sure to differentiate between Fedora and other Red Hat based distros and Debian based distros (Mint, Ubuntu, etc.), as the advice, methods, whatever are different. Sometimes, there are solutions for Fedora, e.g., that do not apply to Debian distros.

      Good luck.

  10. Thunderchild

    SOOO behind in my technology. Running webtv all those years and all.

    I picked up on a webcam the other day pretty cheap. But I’ve never used one.

    When running Linux, the light on the thing comes on but I don’t know how to make it take pictures.

    • I’m farther behind than you — out of lack of interest as much as anything else — but isn’t a webcam for video chats? I video chat with grandkids! They take pictures too?

  11. I like to stop by The ONION! Fun stuff! Recognize the tactics?

    “Oh, No! It’s Making Well-Reasoned Arguments Backed With Facts! Run!

    I…I think it’s finally over. Our reactionary emotional response seems to have stopped it dead in its tracks. If I’m right, all we have to do now is smugly reiterate our half-formed thesis and—oh, no! For the love of God, no! It’s thoughtfully mulling things over!

    Run! Run! It’s making reasonable, fact-based arguments!

    Quickly! Hide behind self-righteousness! The ad hominem rejoinders—ready the ad hominem rejoinders! Watch out! Dodge the issue at hand! Question its character and keep moving haphazardly from one flawed point to the next!

    All together now! Put every bit of secondhand conjecture into it you’ve got!”

    continue reading:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/oh_no_its_making_well_reasoned?utm_source=onion_rss_daily

  12. fnord,

    The Onion clip is funny, so is the HuffPost article I linked as a thread above.

    But, I stopped here to announce that David B. put up some interesting looking recipes on our new recipe page. I still betting my spouse can make them inedible – the woman has a talent, I’m telling ya.

    Time to do the Creative Writing page. I’ll have to find “the book”.

  13. Thunderchild

    There’s that glitch again.

    Notice how the answer to my question ends up before I ask it?

    Which, to the casual reader makes 6 look prescient as well as helpful.

  14. Zippy

    About Obama? This just blows me away!

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Thursday ratcheted up what might be America’s toughest bargaining position with Israel in a generation, demanding anew that Israel stop expanding its settlements in the disputed West Bank as a key step toward making peace with its Arab neighbors.

    Obama made the demand after a White House meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , building on unusually blunt language the day before from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton .

    “Each party has obligations,” Obama said of the so-called Road Map to Peace, to which Israel is a party. “On the Israeli side, those obligations include stopping settlements.”

    He said he made that point to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when they met earlier this month, noting that the conversation “only took place last week” and that Netanyahu must work through domestic politics, but added: “We don’t have a moment to lose.”

    Even before Obama sat down with Abbas, however, Israel’s government sent the message that it will continue construction in the settlements. “Normal life in those communities must be allowed to continue,” government spokesman Mark Regev said Thursday, adding that normal life included new construction.

    Obama also urged the Palestinians to do their part by ensuring security in the West Bank and curbing anti- Israel rhetoric in schools. However, his renewed push on Israel — coming hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government signaled that it will keep building in the settlements — suggested an ambitious and perhaps high-risk strategy that could either jump-start peace talks or leave Israel angry and the U.S. looking weak. More at link

    I’m speechless. Even an unconventional, popular, president, daring to take on AIPAC? Wow! That takes balls.

    The settlements of course have been basically illegal (by UN Resolution) and an impediment to peace for basically forever. This shouldn’t be controversial.

    Bravo, Mr. President, for having the resolve to stand for reality.

    P.S. Thinking I’ll crow about this later, uhm, elsewhere. Drive em’ nuts!