By lex, on October 6th, 2011
H.G. Wells wrote of a Victorian gentleman visiting the far and distant future, one in which society had devolved into two separate species, the Morlocks – who live and labor under the earth, keeping the world’s machinery and infrastructure intact, and the Eloi, a “child-like, frail group, living a banal life of ease on the surface of the earth..” who, “(having) solved all problems that required strength, intelligence, or virtue, have slowly become dissolute and naive. They are… smaller than modern humans, having shoulder-length curly hair, chins that ran to a point, large eyes, small ears, and small mouths with bright red thin lips. They are of sub-human intelligence, though apparently intelligent enough to speak, and they have a primitive language. They do not perform much work…”
No, they do not perform much work, because they apparently teach school children in San Francisco (which is good work while it lasts):
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Been there, done that. A classic mishmash at JFK.
The airport diagram taxiways are labeled with letters, A for Alpha, you know the drill. Sometimes airplanes and controllers get out of phase.
The A340-600 in the conversation has a long body and wide wingspan, sometimes it can’t make turns and sometimes the taxiway is just too narrow to make 90 degree turns.
I can see the controller and his bottle of heartburn pills in the tower.
Evidently Jesus is the Captain in a JetBlue aircraft…
Let’s face it, my state is a national joke. Even worse, my city is a national laughing stock. If I started a blog just detailing the shenanigans in the city, well, I’d have no time to save the world a nautical mile at a time or, for that matter, have a social life.
Also, I’d end up face face down in the Chicago River…but I digress…
There are some bright spots but this isn’t one of them:
The city renown for its political corruption has launched a 10-week pilot program to help control the city’s rat population — the rodent kind.
To accomplish this, the infamously crooked Chicago streets and sanitation dispatches a rodent baiting crew to locations identified by service requests. The city also analyzes thousands of calls to predict complaints.
Yeah it’s funded through one of the
fascist dictator commissar Bloomberg’s charities but still, this is another example of just how clueless the ruling class is in this city and now, through no small amount vote fraud, nationally.
So in that spirit, the funniest comment wins the internet. Have at it!
[Update from XBradTC- Today is Spill’s Birthday. Let the beatings commence!]
The Blues won’t be flying in the Pensacola Beach Air Show this year.
They will be sitting this one out. It will be the Red, White, and No Blues Sequestration Air Show.
Do believe if you click it should embiggify. Cool T-shirt.
I tagged this one with buffoonery and idiots among us because we all know the who and why of it all. Maybe just Idiot among us.
Someone cut the tours of the White House and the Blue Angels schedule, then spent 60 to 100 millions of taxpayer dollars to see Africa up close and personal.
Yes, Idiots Among Us is one of the categories on this web page. I found a candidate.
Forgive me for leaving the aviation focus we share for this topic, but dang it, this scares the h e double hockey stick outta me. This man, you can clearly identify him for yourself, is a powerful politician. We all know of the scandalous IRS conduct that has impeded groups that were simply asking for the same status enjoyed by other tax exempt organizations.
We are now informed that it is their own fault for applying in the first place.
Those of you who live in Seattle and Edmonds, he’s all yours.
Comments are welcome. Try and be G-rated, otherwise the IRS might come after you. It would be your own fault, you know.
For the love of god is there no end to this man’s stupidity:
V.P. BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense. I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.”
I said, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether that’s true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you. Now, granted, you can come back and say, “Well, a machine gun could do a better job of protecting me.” No one’s arguing we should make machine guns legal.
No one could ever claim that Biden is smart but this…this just takes the cake. Seriously?
Shoot a gun indiscriminately thru a door to “deter people coming”. And just who could those “people” be?
- UPS delivery
- USPS mailman
- Kid from next door
As bad as his original advice from a week or so ago about just firing two shotgun blasts from a porch – which is highly illegal no matter what the circumstances are – this just goes beyond it all.
The worst part is that the sheeple will lap this up. We don’t live in interesting times anymore folks.
We live in perilous times when someone with the mental acumen of a hammer is next in line to the presidency.
There’s quite a bit of what passes for “conversation” about the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States going on right now. Here’s what it says, verbatim:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Of course, being ostensibly a nation of laws, there’s been a lot of parsing of its meaning over the years.
Of late, as emotions and overblown rhetoric have ramped up, and sadly been exploited by those who disagree on What Is To Be Done about these things, we have now resorted to what I consider the Corollary to Godwin’s Law: When all else fails, and you have already implied, either directly or indirectly, that your opponent in the “discussion” is a “Nazi,” play the trump card and imply or say directly, that their point of view is “racist.” Game over, you win.
See: Here. And: Here.
So, there you have it: If you support the Second Amendment of the Constitution, you’re a racist. If you support gun controls, you’re a racist. Unless, of course, you’re a person of color, in which case, you’re a racist.