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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Yoda-lay-hee-hoo and Independence Day salutations from Happy Larryville, GN!

In addition to remembering the roots of what freedom remains in this country, our agenda for today consists largely of sloth, burgers and some fireworks. (PatrioticK gave me a rather large selection o’ GA-legal stuff as a “stocking-stuffer” at Christmas; we still have most of them left and will be putting a dent in them this evening.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Doug Engelbart, the man who freed us from the need to use arrow keys, has passed away:

Doug Engelbart, a visionary who invented the computer mouse and developed other technology that has transformed the way people work, play and communicate, died late Tuesday. He was 88.

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Among Engelbart’s other key developments in computing, along with his colleagues at the Stanford Research Institute and his own lab, the Augmentation Research Center, was the use of multiple windows. Engelbart’s lab also helped develop ARPANet, the government research network that led to the Internet.

In a precursor to the dramatic presentations that Apple’s Jobs became famous for, Engelbart dazzled the industry at a San Francisco computer conference in 1968. Working from his house with a homemade modem, he used his lab’s elaborate new online system to illustrate his ideas to the audience, while his staff linked in from the lab. It was the first public demonstration of the mouse and video teleconferencing, and it prompted a standing ovation.

Thank you, sir.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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On this day, I suppose it might also be appropriate to wish those citizens of Egypt who truly desire freedom the best of luck; they’re gonna need it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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It seems many Egyptians are not too pleased with Teh Lightbringer:

More pics at teh link; I especially like this one:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Has anyone else noticed how these images haven’t made it into the MSM here in America?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Thread…we hardly knew ye.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

You’d think he’d be smiling with that outfit on. I know I would be if I saw him in it (or maybe that’s snickering).

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good morning, folks, and Happy Birthday America!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Happy 4th of July, Gerbil Nation!
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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Has anyone else noticed how these images haven’t made it into the MSM here in America?

Dunno, since I pay so little attention to teh legacy media…but I’m not surprised in the slightest.

You’d think he’d be smiling with that outfit on. I know I would be if I saw him in it (or maybe that’s snickering).

Heh.

Perhaps he’d be smiling more if there were a good stiff breeze. NTTAWWT. 😉

This pisses me off:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Military veterans are upset after the annual Camp Lejeune fireworks show for military members and their families was cut.

What makes it even worse: A Pittsburgh area company offered to do the show for free, but the government said, thanks, but no thanks.

The military says the show meant for more than 47-thousand Marines and Sailors was cancelled due to federal cutbacks.

“They were very appreciative, they were certainly hoping they could do it. There just aren’t the funds due to sequestration.”

The Zambelli Family has done the fireworks at Camp Lejeune before, and this year, after hearing they were cancelled due to federal money problems, they promised to do them for free.

The military still said no, citing additional costs besides the fireworks.

Goodness gracious I loathe and despise the people running this country.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

The Pentagon estimates that the additional cost would be between $50-$75K.

Meanwhile, we have $1.3 billion to send to Morsi in Egypt and $100 million to send Obama, the wife, and kids to Africa on vacation. And let’s not forget the $70 million in bonuses for senior IRS employees.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Maaaaan…too bad we couldn’t have simply left Barry and Moochelle in “the Mother Country”.

The Pentagon estimates that the additional cost would be between $50-$75K.

Which isn’t even a rounding error in the Pentagon’s budget. The members of the military working at the Pentagon who are responsible for this have dishonored their service, as well as their country.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Teh Sequester-you must feel the pain.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

I think the motherfuckers who run this country need to quite literally feel the pain…along with their predecessors for the past few decades.

We need to end immunity of every sort for all elected and appointed officials. And that ought to be retroactive.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Was it Glen Reynolds who said that he would start taking global warming seriously when those that said it was serious start acting like its serious? Or words to that effect….

For the last four+ years now, the WH has said this is a crisis, that’s a crisis, this is the worse whatever in American history, if you don’t pass this legislation now we’ll all be dead tomorrow, etc. Everything has been a crisis…and yet, none of them from Obama on down personally act as if the situation is as serious as they want the rest of us to believe.

I think Obama’s definition of ‘skin in the game’ is having someone else wash his genitals.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Because “FY, TW”.

X_LA_Native
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8 years ago

Which is just after “FY, NQ” -- now that’s something I’d dearly love to hear come out of Senator Paul or Cruz’ mouth when asked something st00pid by teh media sycophants.
It’ll never happen, but a girl can dream.

Happy Independence Day, EveryGerbillyBody from the it’s-not-all-that-hot-yet Central SE Texas Prairie.

Still not waking up with a headache, which is a goodness. Developing one over the course of the day? Yeah…but those are actually pretty mild and go away with some BC powder. I’ve been doing a lot of stretches in doorways to try and keep everything flexible.
Not too shabby. But I’m still seeing the doc again in 10 days.

Paddy,
Reading the second line of that poem you posted, reminds me of the key turning point in Marcus Luttrell’s “Lone Survivor”.
Faced with the decision to let a lone Afghani walk away, to, in all likelihood, alert their enemies that would come and rain hell down on them, or take him out so they could fulfill their mission, one of the considerations WAS what the %&*&%)# media would say back here. Let’s just say he doesn’t speak of “teh media” in glowing terms.

We’ll be celebrating today with some grilled steaks and maybe a couple of things that go boom! Depends, if the weekenders up the street brought their arsenal, then ours won’t be needed. 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

TeX!
I’m glad you’re feeling better. Hope teh dogs do well tonight.

Enjoy teh boomage!