(Reuters) – Paul, the oracle octopus who shot to fame in the World Cup this summer for his uncanny ability to predict the results of Germany’s soccer matches, has died at his home in Oberhausen at the age of two.
Looks like they’re going to need a new one of them.
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The last car was built about a year ago but the contract between GM and the Pontiac Dealerships ends today officially killing the company.
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Basically derived from a Celtic holiday used to commemorate the end of summer and welcome the “dark” half of the year.
The witches, goblins, etc. is just extra crap thrown in for good measure and used to piss off the folks who see the devil in everything. It usually works too.
May the Celtic festival of Samhain be a happy one.
Goodbye summer. You bitch.
I’m sure we’ll see a lot of folks go on Tuesday.
We’ll have to sit and listen to all of the conservative pundits talk about how “great” their predictions were and how they “knew” this would happen…blah…blah…and blah.
In a bad economy, the controlling party is always going to be the loser. That is all I need to know.
No need to predict the blatantly obvious.
The one good thing that will come out of all of this will happen when the newly elected members enter congress and apply the brakes to this out of control socialism. We may not see any real repeals take place until 2012 when Obama will more than likely get booted out. You can’t ignore the electorate and expect to have those same people give you another term.
Until they take office, the old guard can still do a crap ton (technical term) of damage.
Just remember the shape they left the national mall in the last time they had a “rally.”
The line that defines what congress can and can’t do has been moved so many times that it’s hard to figure out where it’s supposed to be.
As Glenn Beck pointed out on his show last night ‘people have lost faith in other people.’ I’m paraphrasing but you get the idea.
As hard as it is to grasp, we’ll probably need a 3rd party to gain control of the house, senate, and white house in order to fix most of the problems that we have and basically repeal decades of legislation that completely harmed America. Let’s face it. The Republicans and Democrats caused all of this. They also wrote legislation and rules that are conducive to keeping them in power.
If you doubt what I’ve just said, look up the rules for a Presidential debate.
Excerpt from an email concerning my Sex or Salad post “So, you don’t think Jessica Alba is hot?”
Answer: Yes. Of course, she is.
Don’t be stupid.
You should never make a lifestyle change based on an idea, a theory, or a principle that doesn’t pass through a common sense filter or doesn’t seem logical.
Case in point:
Which do you think is healthier, butter or margarine? Butter is made out of natural ingredients and margarine is not.
Which do you think is healthier, Sweet and Low or sugar?
There is a synergy between human beings and their environment. We co-exist and nourish each other. Life is ongoing and always moving. When our bodies die, we provide nutrients to the plants and animals around us.
With that being said, does it really make sense to put anything in your body that doesn’t come from nature?
I believe that diabetes is a common problem because we eliminated a natural element from our diet at some point. It’s the law of intended consequences. We make a change to one area and end up inadvertently effecting something else.
If you combine what I’ve just said with “so-called” medical advances that are loosely based on proper scientific procedures and methods then you can easy see how much trouble we’re in.
The human life span isn’t growing. It’s receding. It’s getting smaller.
The more unnatural crap we put in our bodies the closer to the end we’ll be.
Ok, I’m done ranting now.
What started this? The guy in the office next to mine is into making smoothies. Healthy smoothies or so he tells me. He puts mix into it that looks like concrete and it made me wonder how healthy the whole thing could actually be.
Remember folks, all of this health crap is relatively new. It has not really been time tested. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years!” Ah, NO you haven’t.
This is something I was thinking about as a friend and I were engaged in conversation.
Friend: So, do you think you are losing your sex drive as you get older?
Me: I’m not sure.
Friend: So, let me put it another way. Would you rather have sex or a nice salad?
Me: It depends.
Friend: On what?
Me: Does the salad come with croutons?
Me: What kind?
Me: What kind of dressing?
Friend: Any kind you’d like.
Me: I want the salad.
Friend: You actually thought about it?
Me: I think croutons are a deal breaker. I’m liberal when it comes to salad dressing though.
Friend: What if the girl was Jessica Alba?
Me: She can’t have any of my salad.
Friend: (bangs head on table repeatedly)
…if you are running for office.
Sending email after email after email is NOT the way to impress voters.
It IS however, how we go about pissing them off.
I hope Rick Scott loses. Badly.
It will serve him right.
I personally have never been into pot. I friend of mine tried to get me to try it once. I took a puff. My face turned red. Nothing happened. Mystery is over. I never once thought about doing it again.
I don’t think it should be any more illegal than alcohol and that is about as much as I care about the issue.
Proposition 19 is about MORE than pot.
It’s about a states right to make and enforce its own rule of law.
This country was founded on that principle. The federal government was recognized as “barely necessary” and was written into our laws accordingly.
If California wants to make marijuana legal, they have every right to do so without federal interference. That also means that we don’t play the “you won’t get federal funding if you don’t play along” type of crap either.
States rights are the very foundation of these United States whether the fed likes it or not.
I think this fight will get a bit hairy.
It shouldn’t but it will.
If I were California, I’d arrest any federal officer who interfered with a state law if proposition 19 passes.
The last time I checked, state law is supposed to trump federal law.
If the fed doesn’t like that, the fed can suck it.
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