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1967 – The 13-day strike by the American Federation of Radio-TV Artists (AFTRA) came to an end less than two hours before the 39th Academy Awards presentation went on the air.

Happy Birfday, BME!!!

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BrendaK
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8 years ago

Voting closes at 10:00 ET — vote promptly, vote often!

BrendaK
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8 years ago

You are AWESOME, BME. Happy birthday to youuuuuuu!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!

Hump Day! BME’s birthday! Coincidence?

Happy birthday, BME!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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G’morning, GN and Happy Birfday, BME!!1!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Happy birthday, BME!

BrendaK
Admin
8 years ago

And Jerry is the grand prize winner! Congratulations to Jerry, and we’ll expect you here in Happy Larryville next week.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Teh yay…Jerry’s coming for a visit!!!1!11!!

In order to begin preparations, how many (mattress) lumps do you want?

I’ll make sure we have plenty of gas for teh lawnmower…’cause that’s just how we roll.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Jerry --

If you arrive by 5:00 p.m. Friday, you can also attend teh appetizer tasting at Keith’s Funeral Home and BBQ. (Rumor has it there’ll be ribs, chopped liver, finger sammiches and mu gu guy-in-a-pan.)

Jerry Atrick
Editor
8 years ago

HAPPY BIRFDAY B M E!

Hope you have a whole lot more.

Jerry Atrick
Editor
8 years ago

And THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the little people I stepped on as I cheated my way to the top. I thought y’all might have noticed that ol’ Jerry got 13 votes in the space of about 5 minutes. Not sayin’ I really cheated in the voting but I am from West Virginia!

I’ll be arriving aboard Air Force 100000001 along with my barber, stylist, body manscaper, dresser, valet, makeup artist, chefs and food taster. Also, a few friends.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Jerry Atrick

We’ve got plenty of room for your friends and entourage; there’s a nice big crawl space under the house…almost tall enough for average-height folks to stand upright.

Plus a handy hose for showering.

Off to put down fresh bug spray in teh crawlspace; BBL!

p.s. -- BiscuitsInTehOvenK says there’s still only one biscuit; prepare to share. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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(and I hope he’s not cooling his heels in the county clink ‘cuz of the pants thing…)

Or pissing-off teh trolly proponents.

Criminy, TeX…glad teh puppy wound-up being okay.

When I still lived in L.A., a friend of mine and I took her wolf / coyote / German Shepherd mix (one of the bestest dogs evar) for walkies in a canyon at the top of Topanga Cyn. near where they lived. Dog was enthusiastically frolicking and gamboling and suddenly, we hear an uncharacteristic *yip*…rattlesnake bite.

We carried 60+ lb. dog up out of canyon, I run to fetch car, pick them up and haul ass to vet near Topanga / Ventura while area of paw near bite is getting quite soft.

Puppy recovered completely, but…farking rattlers!

Jerry Atrick
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8 years ago

Oh, did I mention laundress? I won’t be bringing the pants presser because I won’t be wearing any.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Congratulations, Jerrie, but how was it that 23 people voted when only like 6 people post regularly? I smell a taint.

Jerry Atrick
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8 years ago

I smell a taint.

Well, it’s not me. I showered this morning.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Watched the Toomey/Manchin dog and pony show for the unveiling of their bipartisan background check amendment. For the most part, absurd. Closes the infamous gun show loophole while allowing private sales to continue without NICS. My question is what constitutes a gun show? More than two people sitting around together selling guns? How about private sales in the parking lot where a gun show is being held? How about across the street? Would like to see the details.

Also closes the equally infamous internet sale loophole, which as far as I know, doesnt exist. I thought all internet sales were already conducted through FFLs.

On the plus side, there’s some pro-gun measures in there as well, which when the hoopleheads on the Left finally that figure out, they’ll be off their how wonderful wagon and be fully against. But for the first time, it’s an actual negotiation; you want this, give us that.

http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=965

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Jerry --

BrendaK says for a small surcharge, she’ll take you over to teh Goodwill to see if they still have any of Abe Vigoda’s pants; our homeowner’s policy insists on proper garb for lawnmowing.

And bacon-frying.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Yeah, forgot about Roadhouse. Quite cool movie with Jeff Healey as the house band.

Glad your dog is OK, X.

Jerry Atrick
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8 years ago

Awww, I gotta go. To the post office to mail the government more money so they can hire more people to find ways for me to pay more money.

God bless America.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Was watching the talking heads dissect the Toomey/Manchin gun control compromise, and one from the Left wailed about no ban on high-capacity magazines (or ‘clips’ as he also called them) in the amendment. He brought up the fact that 9,000 people have died since New Town and that a ban on high capacity magazines is absolutely positively needed to reduce the carnage.

Since more than half of those 9,000 dead are suicides, how would a ban on a 30-round mag have saved them? It’s a puzzler.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Since more than half of those 9,000 dead are suicides, how would a ban on a 30-round mag have saved them?

Um, if they have really, really bad muzzle control?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

The number probably is fairly OK. If you figure on 32,000 homicides and suicides committed with guns each year, which based on FBI and other data is about right, that works out to about 2600 each month. Newtown occurred about 4 months ago-so 9,000 is close enough to not argue the point.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

The Left is quite clever with the language of this debate. Gun Control has morphed into Gun Safety. When convenient, to inflate the number, murders and suicides are lumped together as Gun Violence.

It’s all bullshit but appears to be working.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Per the CDC, there were a total of 11,078 U.S. “gun deaths” for the entire 2010 calendar year; I rather doubt that rate has approximately tripled so far this year.

*Shrugs*

What a shock that lying crapsacks will be lying crapsacks

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

That’s firearm homicides only, Fatwa. They list firearm suicides as 19,392 which if you add them all together comes out to about 30,000.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

In this current debate, should suicides even be considered? I say no, but there you go.

What I also object to is the focus on ‘gun’ violence as opposed to all violence or crime.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Heard anything more about the 14 people stabbed in Texas yesterday? Me neither. In one day, that story has all but disappeared. Local news last night did not even mention it until 20 minutes into their broadcast and then only in passing.

If 14 people had been shot but not killed yesterday, the piano music and candles would be all over cable teevee.

Machinist
Admin
8 years ago

Do those homicide numbers include self defense and police shootings? I know they have done that before, implying homicides are murders.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I think the CDC and FBI list things differently; one of them includes justifiable homicides as homicides (CDC?) and the other doesn’t.

Another thing to consider, as some researchers have done for DGUs, is that some portion of unsolved murders-about 40% annually-are actually justified killings and not homicides. That would skew the numbers downwards.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

I understand the current push for gun control; it’s a political and ideological power grab by the state and those that believe only in the state. I get it. That the media willingly colludes with them is still surprising, but shouldnt be after what we’ve seen out of them the last 12 years.

If I had to point to one thing that troubles me most about our country today, it wouldnt be the debt or this gun control business, or anything other than our incarceration rate. In rough numbers, we have 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its prisoners. Our rate of incarceration is about 750/100,000. We lead the world by a considerable margin in this category, it receives zero political or media coverage or discussion.

Something is very wrong with us.

Jerry Atrick
Editor
8 years ago

That the media willingly colludes with them is still surprising, but shouldnt be after what we’ve seen out of them the last 12 years.

Case in point, A. James Manchin. The current West Virginia Senator’s uncle. A. James was the Secretary of State when I was working for the State of WVa. It was well known that his office was filled with young boys and no one working there likes it. I once saw him “flouncing” into a well known 25 cent movie house with a bevy of underage boys with him.

So, could the Charleston Gazette (Democrat) or the Charleston Daily Mail (Republican) known about this? Well, the combined newspaper offices were around the corner and shared the same parking lot.

The fact that he was married and gay should not have been the story, but the fact that he used/misused his official position should have been.

Another story about the Washington Post later.

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

Happy birthday, BME!!!
Congratulations, Jerrie -- on winning (wink) teh caption Contest and on not getting arrested.!!eleventy1! Side note -- please be aware, should you decide to join Fatwa, BiscuitK and myself Friday night, that KFH&BBQ is not a clothing optional establishment. You know, in case you need to make plans to acquire Abe Vigoda’s pants.
X! Poor puppy! I hope he is back to normal!