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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Imagine my delight that, once again, it’s Monday, GN!! And with a teary Obama eye mosaic background, to boot. (And I do wish someone would plant their boot in the president’s backside.)

Coffee?

Mac’s thread pic cracked me up…because I’m a Bad Gerbil.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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What a sphincter: Pennsylvania Mayor Pulls Police From NRA Gun Show

The mayor of Harrisburg, Penn., ordered his police department on Friday not to provide security for an upcoming NRA-sponsored gun show after the association refused to meet a demand to pay a 60-percent increase in fees for the service.

“We have an epidemic of gun violence,” Papenfuse told WHTM. “It’s no secret that the NRA has worked against the city’s interests repeatedly over the past year causing us to spend tens of thousands of dollars to defend common sense gun ordinances. We don’t need to be doing them any favors.”

However, it actually seems to be a combination of extortion and “fuck you, that’s why”:

An NRA spokesman said that despite payments of $600,000 directly to the city since 2014, the mayor wanted the gun rights group to pay additional fees in order to obtain police protection for the show.

“Unfortunately, demands were made by the mayor for the 2016 show that included a 60 percent increase in fees to [the police department] to work the show and a requirement of a $50,000 grant for five years to the city,” Jeremy Greene, an NRA spokesman, said in a statement. “This offer was presented as all or nothing. If we did not accept, the mayor would pull [police] support.”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Tears of a Clown?

Good morning, GN!

Two words that I don’t think the left quite understands: “epidemic” and “commonsense”.

Hi Fatwa.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

David Bowie has died. I was just watching the Ziggy Stardust movie Saturday night. Loved the glam rock 70’s version of Bowie with Mick Ronson on lead guitar, past that time, not so much.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Sven!

Tears of a Clown?

Hee!

While I was never a Bowie fan, I have a lot of respect for how prolific he was…as well as the way he continually reinvented himself and seemed to have been successful every time.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Why? Because you don’t want Jerry to have all the fun, do you?

Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!
Is that Duh Won doing his Boehner impression?

I read about Bowie this morning -- there are a lot of musicians I would have expected to go before him.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Paddy!

We’re lucky that Jerry’s not a “Fun Baron”. 🙂

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I’m stunned that Keith Richards is still corporeal; perhaps it’s all those blood transfusions.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Big sadness over the news. I LOVE David Bowie.

Ground Control to Major Tom.
Last years movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty…. There is a scene that uses this song that was so powerful, it brought tears to my eyes. If you havent seen it, do. Its a great movie. One of the best I’ve seen in years.

On other news, I spent a couple of hours in Urgent Care on Sunday and another hour waiting at teh pharmacy because 17 days of hellcoldsinusinfection is ENOUGH!! As much as I hate taking meds, I had to bring in the big guns because I simply wasn’t getting any better. I’m still coughing this morning but am optimistic that I will start feeling better soon…as soon as the antibiotics kick in.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hi, Cali!

Criminy…I’m so sorry you’ve had teh creeping crud for 2.5 weeks and hope the antibiotics knock it out of your system pronto.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Apparently Neal Boortz referred to tomorrow’s SOTU speech as Obama’s “STFU speech”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Heh!

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Ok..that’s enough of Obama-tears.

Its making me nauseous.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  TehMermaid

Your nausea makes our kindly, caring President cry tears of sympathy.

*Flees*

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

When Obama weeps, the whole world weeps with him.