Monthly Archives: August 2007

I miss Wayne Madkin

It doesn’t matter how well your defense plays against number two LSU… if your Quarterback throws 6 interceptions in 3 quarters… you can not win. Or, apparently, score.

Poverty is Down

Poverty is down in the US.

What’s most interesting about this story is how it spins the lower rate of poverty into more people don’t have health insurance. Quotes from Hillary Rodham Clinton mention that in 1993, 39 million people didn’t have health insurance. That number has increased in 15 years to approximately 46 million.

What struck me was the lack of mention of the increase in population of the US in that time frame.

In the 1990 census, the population of the US was around 248 million, give or take a couple hundred thousand.

Estimated population in 2006 was just shy of 300 million, an increase in fifty million people over that time period.

In case you don’t want to do that math, we added roughly 7 million uninsured, which is an increase of 17 percent, since 1993.

Our population has grown 50 million,  an increase in population of 20 percent.

Seems like that should have been mentioned in the story. As the country grows, seems like the number of uninsured would as well. And as a percentage of population, the number of uninsured is LOWER than it was in 1993.

Great reporting Steven Ohlemacher.

This was interesting…

But not too surprising for anyone who knows folks that smoke weed.

AG the AG

Finally.

War Without End

Lew Rockwell weighs in on our country’s current state of affairs. He explains that force is never the solution to any problems, and how the vast majority of our politicians, believe that it is. Here’s the money quote.

It’s interesting how those who believe in force as an article of faith eventually go the whole way, believing that the lessening of force is never the answer, and that all the problems in the world call for one and only one answer: ever more scary threats of violence. Force, for this crowd, is the great organizing principle of society, the answer to all existing problems now, in the past, and in the future. It becomes for them the overriding social and political salve, and there are no considerations that can possibly refute this contention.

Just in case you don’t get over to his blog, I’ll just give you a summary. More force is never the answer.

Not to an occupation in Iraq. The more force we have there, the more mad people get.

Not to poverty. The more force of government in the market, the more problems people face.

Not to civil rights. You can’t force someone to not be racist. All it does is create more racism.

Not to drug users. The War on Drugs has been a massive failure.  More people are hurt or killed because drugs are illegal. Prohibition anyone? Al Capone?

And if you are against war, as I am, it is inconsistent to not also be against the force of government to make people moral. The government exists to protect the rights of human beings. When it steps beyond that, it only causes more problems.

Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul

Hat Tip to Libertarians For Paul

How to Shower like Woman/Man

Hat Tip to Jared  

I read this and so much of it rings true.  Enjoy.

How to Shower Like a Woman

  1. Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks.
  2. Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown. If you see husband along the way,cover up any exposed areas.
  3. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror – make mental note to do more sit-ups.
  4. Get in the shower. Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah, and pumice stone.
  5. Wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins.
  6. Wash your hair again to make sure it’s clean.
  7. Condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced with natural avocado oil. Leave on hair for 15 minutes.
  8. Wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red.
  9. Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash.
  10. Rinse conditioner off hair.
  11. Shave armpits and legs
  12. Turn off shower
  13. Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower. Spray mold spots with Tilex.
  14. Get out of shower. Dry with towel the size of a small country. Wrap hair in super absorbent towel.
  15. Check entire body for zits, tweeze hairs.
  16. Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head.
  17. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.

How To Shower Like a Man

  1. Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed and leave them in a pile.
  2. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see wife along the way, shake wiener at her making the ‘woo-woo’ sound.
  3. Look at your manly physique in the mirror. Admire the size of your wiener and scratch your ass.
  4. Get in the shower.
  5. Wash your face
  6. Wash your armpits
  7. Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse them off.
  8. Make fart noises (real or artificial) and laugh at how loud they sound in the shower.
  9. Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area.
  10. Wash your butt, leaving those coarse butt hairs stuck on the soap.
  11. Shampoo your hair.
  12. Make a Shampoo Mohawk.
  13. Pee.
  14. Rinse off and get out of shower.
  15. Partially dry off. Fail to notice water on floor because curtain was hanging out of tub the whole time.
  16. Admire wiener size in mirror again.
  17. Leave shower curtain open, wet mat on floor, light and fan on.
  18. Return to bedroom with towel around your waist. If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake wiener at her and make the ‘woo-woo’ sound again.
  19. Throw wet towel on floor