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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Friday…YAY!

Teh Grumpy Cat meme really resonates with me; it’s almost like she knows what I’m thinking. 😉

And, speaking of bacon, rumor has it there will be bacon-y appetizers at Keith’s Funeral Home & BBQ this evening. Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to take my wife out for a drink.

Plus, they pour pretty stiff drinks.

Ba dum bum!

*Flees stumblingly*

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Fatwa -- I saw pics of some of the bacon-y goodness at KFH&BBQ -- definitely worth a try.

Teh Younger graduates today! Am I ready? Hell, no!
After graduation, we’ll head to a local Irish Pub for some food and frivolity, then back to school to take a bus to Grad Night. Monday morning he leaves for a week in Yosemite and King’s Canyon with some friends. And thus begins the Incredibly Busy Summer of Teh O’Furnijur’s.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Congrats to Teh Younger…along with you and Mrs. Paddy.

We’ll hoist a baconlicious treat to all of you.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drip…drip…drip…

In April 2010 [Elizabeth] Hofacre had been put in charge of handling tax-exempt status applications from conservative groups by her Cincinnati supervisor.

She was asked to summarize her initial findings in a spreadsheet and notify a small group of colleagues, including some staff in the Washington tax-exempt unit. However, she sent her email to a larger number of people in Washington by accident.

“Everybody in DC got it by mistake,” Hofacre said in the transcripts. She later clarified that she did not mean all officials but those in the IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements unit.

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Lois Lerner, the IRS official who set off the controversy, has said that she first learned of the BOLO list in June 2011, and that she ordered the partisan criteria to be removed immediately. The Treasury inspector general backed up that statement.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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The Wall Street Journal reports the NSA has been snooping at credit card transactions, too.

WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency’s monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches, and the agency also has cataloged credit-card transactions, said people familiar with the agency’s activities.

The disclosure this week of an order by a secret U.S. court for Verizon Communications Inc.’s phone records set off the latest public discussion of the program. But people familiar with the NSA’s operations said the initiative also encompasses phone-call data from AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. records from Internet-service providers and purchase information.

Minteh
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Minteh
8 years ago

Thank goodness, Friday! Today’s LOL was good…but I made the Ambitious Turtle my cellphone wallpaper! 😀

Happy weekend, all!
*poof*

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Hi Minteh and congrats, Paddy, to your son and your whole family.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Obama in CA about the NSA snooping stuff: he’s happy to have this debate, welcomes it, it’s important. The only problem is he didnt initiate this debate-he had to be brought kicking and screaming to it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hey, MinTeh!1!

Sven --

Heh.

He certainly failed at being “articulate”, didn’t he? (Guess he wasn’t able to memorize the carp Jarrett told him to say, either.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

In his mind, and the minds of his sycophants, he’s being quite articulate and thoughtful.

The other thing that amazes me, and that we are suppose to swallow like good wine, is that he vacillates repeatedly based on the topic: the GWOT is a real war with organized groups trying to kill us and the GWOT on terror aint a war at all-it’s a criminal matter.

Obama is a POS with dirty genitals. There’s no point showing him any respect anymore, or giving him the benefit of the doubt, or even listening to him when he speaks. We know what he is and ‘nuf said about him.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Kings lost last night to give Chicago a 3-1 series lead going into tomorrow’s game. Awful performance by LA; they were up 1-0, then 2-1, and they let it get away. If Quick had turned in a great performance, they might have held on, but instead he was just good. The problem tho is their offense throughout the entire postseason has disappeared; they’ve scored have the number of goals as they did last year.

If it’s me, I’d bench a couple of forwards and throw in some back up guys and bench Quick in favor of Bernier. Shake the team up cuz what they have on the ice now hasnt worked. But on the other hand, making it to the conference finals as defending champions is acceptable for the season. During the off-season tho, they need to get some new players in.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good thing California is swimming in energy cuz they just announced that the San Onofre nuclear plant will be permanently shut down.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

OK, I like Texas and count several Texans as friends, but really WTF?

During closing arguments Tuesday, Gilbert’s defense team conceded the shooting did occur but said the intent wasn’t to kill. Gilbert’s actions were justified, they argued, because he was trying to retrieve stolen property: the $150 he paid Frago. It became theft when she refused to have sex with him or give the money back, they said.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Jury-acquits-escort-shooter-4581027.php

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker, is dead. Almost twenty-five years on death row and he dies of natural causes.

I was living in Torrance in the early 80s when he started his murdering in the LA area and people were freaked. He was raping, robbing, and killing like every other week.

Anyhow, good riddance to bad rubbish.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

That’s the only way California makes room on Death Row.