Category Archives: Humor
You know, the poor Inn Keeper always gets this bum rap, after all, the Inn Keeper was a small business owner who probably had to lay people off because of the new Caesarcare Health Law, and the paralyzing increase in minimum wage…thus he no doubt claimed later – once he knew who was born in his stable – that he couldn’t afford to show any charity.
Of course wanting to be thought of as a good capitalist, and not wanting to encourage laziness, when he heard about the gold, frankincense and myrrh he probably tried to charge Joseph full rates for a room.
And don’t even get me started about how irate he might have become when he learned about the baby being conceived out of wedlock – “just more welfare queens in chariots” he probably muttered.
According to the Huffington Post, “A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.
“Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized ’17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,’ after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.”
I understand not liking okra, or other vegetables, but raiding organic farms is not the answer, unless of course Texas law enforcement was protecting young people from the influence of this gateway vegetable? One can almost hear some local Texas sheriff drawl, “They start using okra today, and tomorrow they might be hooked on cauliflower, or even spinach.”
During the Vietnam War, Secretary of Defense Hagel served in the 9th Infantry Division from 1967 to 1968, reaching the rank of sergeant. He received two Purple Hearts, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He served in the same infantry squad as his brother, and they saved each other’s lives on different occasions.
Of the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senators who filibustered his nomination as Secretary of Defense 32 of the 43 have never served a day in uniform – not one day; of those who have two were/are JAG officers – not exactly combat duty – three served less than a year and were discharged, and only one is a fellow Vietnam Combat Veteran with Hagel.
Served – Lindsey Graham, Roger Wicker, Dan Coats, Jim Inhofe, Mitch McConnell, Mike Enzi, Johnny Isakson, Mark Kirk, John McCain, Pat Roberts and Jeff Sessions
Never served – John Cornyn, John Thune, John Barrasso, Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran, Richard Shelby, Jeff Flake, John Boozman, Marco Rubio, Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, Jim Risch, Chuck Grassley, Jerry Moran, Rand Paul, David Vitter, Deb Fischer, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, Jeffrey Chiesa, Richard Burr, John Hoeven, Rob Portman, Tom Coburn, Pat Toomey, Tim Scott, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Ted Cruz, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson.
To their immense credit, Susan Collins, Thad Cochran, Mike Johanns and Lisa Murkowski voted against their party’s filibuster.
It’s never surprising to see how the far-right always manages to have war hawks who have never served, and yet who will criticize the service of those who have.