Teh Squeaky Wheel
O O O O O O O grabbin’!
A week’s worth of O grabbin’.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday (and Halloween), Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT!
A week’s worth of O O O O O O O O ‘s? You deserve ’em!
Tomorrow is a “professional development” day, so today is like a Friday for the students. I wonder how many students will come to school in costume and how focused they’ll be? Should be interesting.
All Hallow’s Eve Day greetings from Happy Larryville, GN!
Hai, O-grabbin’ RabBeet and Professional Paddy!
Appreciate teh new tag line and teh Bugs GIF. In honor of teh latter -- as well as Halloween -- allow me to present Buggers Bunny:
*Hops away at top speed*
That’s a lot of Os, Rabbit. Hope your heart is up to it!
And good morning everybody!
I start the day with a huge burst of hope. The White House finally responded to my inquiry from a month ago and President Obama said: “If you like Paris Hilton, you can sleep with Paris Hilton.”
Off to work. Happy Halloween!
Good morning! Happy Halloween — in honor of the day, I would like to say that not all things Obama have been an unmitigated disaster.
That’s right, President Obama has directly inspired some very innovative products and services that would never have even been thought of without his incandescent influence.
Like this one…
Sometimes Peggy Noonan gets it right. Not always, certainly, but sometimes…
Halloween costumes — scary:
What is seen…cannot be unseen.
Apropos of nothing much at all:
A thing Fatwa and I were just discussing — do y’all remember when you could buy encyclopedia books at the grocery (just a couple of bucks with minimum purchase)? I miss that. A reader reads, and I certainly read our encyclopedia books. I don’t think my family ever had a full set, though. It’s a shame that groceries don’t still have that program going.
When FTR was a little bitty girl, I purchased an old encyclopedia set from a used book store. Years later, she got into trouble with one of her teachers when FTR insisted, insisted, that there was one more continent than later references allowed for. She had to schlep that volume in to school to prove that she wasn’t just being obstinate. Fun times.
From my screed today at FB:
With Obamacare (as with any national healthcare scheme) your behavior becomes everyone else’s business. If you don’t eat correctly, or you smoke, or your kid rides a trike without a helmet, or you wish to purchase a cheap automobile that does not include an airbag… Indeed, if you engage in any officially designated ‘risky’ behavior, then you are a bad person. A kulak; an exploiter of the System.
And that is the justification we will increasingly see for ever more draconian micromanagement emanating from our various levels of government: they will tell us that it’s because we are all so bad and entirely too ignorant and selfish to be left to our own devices.
Who will stand up and fight this BS? Who will refuse to conform? I will, and I hope you will too. We don’t have to carry pitchforks, we can all just refuse to go along: lower your withholding as much as possible, refuse to signup for Obamacare, try to barter before you buy, relentlessly question your representatives at townhall meetings, VOTE for small government candidates in 2014.
Ironically (and you really can not imagine how ironic it is), I now find myself pushing a slogan from the hippy ’60s: FIGHT THE POWER, BABY!
Fight the power, indeed:
Also, “Taxed To The Max”:
And just because!
One of my all time favorites!
And for tonight!
I’d never even heard of that piece; t’anks, Mac!
Ooooh…when will the gummint mandate that Trick-or-Treat goodies must contain vegetables?
Reese’s Rhubarb Cups!
Further, all kids will have to -- by law -- wear the same über-carpy costume because self esteem!!!1
The last few years I have played that and this…
My den is next to the front door with a window to the front porch and I have Klipsch and Bose speakers.
Mac: I am with you on the first 2, but Teh Phantom SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BARITONE!!!!!!! True story. I ordered the CD before I heard a single song and before it arrived PMK and I went to a ALW night at the Fox and got the Preview of The Phantom. I was appalled the Phantom was portrayed as a tenor. Never played the CD. Ended up giving it to my sister (a second soprano).
Ha! I saved this because Elena is a big Banderas fan and my mother loves Sarah Brightman. We do both like this though he is not in her league.
When Mrs. Paddy and I saw Teh Phantom in LA, Robert Guillaume (a baritone) played the title role (succeeding Michael Crawford). The difference was astounding!
I just got back from Oklahoma. A surprise sudden trip that I gave myself.
This morning I went to teh Crackhouse Mansion to pick up a couple of scrips to take to the base. As I was filling out the back of the form with her info, a uniform came along & told me that I just made it in time. He was locking the door, said the building had no electricity. I was in an entryway foyer where you stamp the scrip & write her info on the back. I asked if I could drop off a scrip & the other guy said he was there to pick up. He told the other giuy yes & me that he didn’t know, go ask.
I walked in & there was daylight in the foyer. (This is also where the uniforms have their medical clinic & labs & other med offices. The pharmacy window had the drop-off lady sitting there & the “filling’ room behind here was in complete darkness. It was eerie. She took the scrips & said to come back next Thursday. A WEEK? Usually you can pick up the same or next day. I guess they really have a problem.
So, since it was still early, I decided to go to Winstar. I made it in time for the free senior breakfast. Then I played & won some. When it was all over, I walked out of there with $55 more than I went in with. Not bad for a couple of hours Still, I’d rather go with BW.
Free brekkie and fitty-fi’ bucks? Awesome!
A good morning all around!
BK, I bought my sons “Charlie Brown & Peanuts Encyclopedias” from the grocery store in the 1980s, or Little Golden Books. The kind of hefty books on sale when were were kids were long gone.
Odd that we have much more info available for kids to learn from & the kids are not encouraged to read as much as we were.
Olived teh Golden Book Encyclopedia when I was seven and eight; used to read ’em clandestinely after bedtime.
See ya later
Reading might give them dangerous ideas like responsibility or honor.
Not to mention *gasp!* individual liberty and a hearty “leave me the bloody hell alone” attitude.
*Clutches pearls and heads for fainting couch*
This is beyond adorable — the good kind of adorable, that makes you smile rather than gag. But, seriously, turn off the sound on it — it’s just traffic noises and random banging of some kind and is irritating.
Sheep teaches young bull to head butt; gentlest farm face-off EVAR
A most excellent ObamaCare-oriented parody of “The Raven”:
My heart, though heavy, lifted as my thoughts to the web site drifted,
And I felt I had been gifted with that promise that he swore.
On my keyboard did I type the web address that he hyped,
My anticipation ripe, a health plan I would surely score.
An affordable, wondrous health plan bought right from the gov’ment store.
Quoth the website, “404”.
Read the whole thing™.
This year, I decided to dress-up as an old-school Suthen Democrat:
No, he didn’t. He dressed up as a menacing laugh emitting from the darkened library.
He was quite good at it!