Once More Into the Breach
Finding Nonsense and Beating it Sensible
- Name: Xyba
- Location: Virginia
I used to watch TV news and yell at the box. Now I jump up from the couch, sit at the computer and begin to type laughing maniacally saying "Wait until they read this." It's more fun than squashing tadpoles
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, December 28, 2009
Barry the O-man (sung to Frosty the Snowman)
Barry the O-man, he was such a perfect fit,
for his followers who were full of hope,
because the O-man's full of __it.
He dreamed of powerful leaders and how they took control one day.
Like Stalin and Mao and Barack said "Wow! That's a role I'd like to play!"
Barry the O-man, called me "racist and biggot",
that I should dare, to ask him where,
was his birth certificate?
He's snubs our friends and allies with insults that really cut.
Then bows and scrapes to our enemies, and proceeds to kissin' butt.
Oh Barry the O-man, he will come to naught at last.
And to sum it best, like Kanye West,
The O-man's an (male donkey).
Once again Thanks to Broken Gun for this.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
What Comes out of the Can Tells the Story
Sunday, September 13, 2009
9/12 Protest Washington DC Time Lapse Footage 0800 - 1130
This shows time lapse photography of the crowd in DC on 9/12. When I arrived at about 1:00 I could hear the crowd from three blocks away and was impressed by the volume compared to what I've experienced at sporting events in the past.
Politics, Constitution, Taxes, TeaParty,
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
My First Town Hall Meeting Fredericksburg, VA
All arrangements made to accommodate the farm animals, we made the hour journey, parked three blocks away and made it with time to get at the end of a very long line. Few people had signs. The most who did had preprinted signs made by the pro-government organization Health care for America Now. A woman for that organization came walking along the line toward us. She stopped suddenly when she recognized someone she knew, then gave him a sign and lapel sticker. Having done so she turned and walked back the other way.
I turned to my wife and wondered why the woman did not ask us if we wanted a sign. Then I had an idea.
I caught up with her and asked, "May I have a sign?"
Surprised she replied, "Yes, which one would you like?"
I chose the one most likely to serve my purpose. She asked if I wanted a lapel sticker, I said "Nagh."
Back in line I looked at the wording of the sign and wondered aloud how I could modify it to suit my need. It read,"INSURANCE PROFITS ARE BAD FOR MY HEALTH." I asked people in line if any had a pen, getting one I got on the ground and began to cross out "PROFITS ARE" and adding above INSURANCE, the word GOVERNMENT. At this moment the woman who gave me the sign had come back demanding I return the sign.
I stood up incredulous that she make such a demand. She repeated her demand so I replyed in as childish a manner as I could, "No! You gave it to me, It's mine!"
"Well I'm calling the police." She shot back.
"Go get him and bring him here." I replied.
Not long after she stomped off the line began to move. When we reached to door she was there waiting with Officer Friendly. Pointing me out he asked me to step aside. My wife went on in to secure a place to sit. Officer Friendly says to me, "She says you took here sign."
"No Sir, I asked her for a sign, she offered me a choise as to which one, I chose this one and she gave it to me."
Turning back to her he asked if she gave the sign to me when I asked. She said acknowledged that she did, then Officer Friendly let me go in.
The meeting was generally orderly. The Congressman was not in favor of the bill so he had a positive response from the crowd most of the evening. There were a few supporters of the bill but they were rather quiet. Speakers were chosen from 3x5 cards with names in a hopper. I was not chosen. As we left the sign woman and her grew were outside the door. She asked if I enjoyed my sign which I affirmed. We stopped at a BBQ place in Fredericksburg. As I was putting the tip on the table who should walk in but my friend the sign lady. She laughed when she saw me. I told her to have a nice evening and went out to catch up with my wife.
Virginia, Politics, Health Care
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Great Grandmother Sets National Deadlift Record
She began weight lifting while recovering from a broken hip three years ago. It has helped to not just regain strength but her doctor has been able to take her off some of her other medications. Her next goal is to set a world dead lift record.