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Archive for March, 2009

Tea Party – 2009

Posted by Warren Peterson on March 22, 2009

Old Thomas Paine of Revolutionary War fame and author of “Common Sense” comes back to speak to us in this You Tube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA

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Funny Joke

Posted by Warren Peterson on March 17, 2009

Clear Fog is not a joke site (though some may consider it so) but occassionally the internet provides a good one. Enjoy:

Morris returns from the doctor and tells his wife that the doctor has told him that he has only 24 hours to live.
Given the prognosis, Morris asks his wife for sex.
Naturally, she agrees, so they make love.
About 6 hours later, the husband goes to his wife and says,
‘Honey, you know I now have only 18 hours to live.
Could we please do it one more time?’
Of course, the wife agrees, and they do it again.
Later, as the man gets into bed, he looks at his watch
and realizes that he now has only 8 hours left.
He touches his wife’s shoulder and asks,
‘Honey, please… just one more time before I die.’
She says, ‘Of course, Dear,’ and they make love for the third time.
After this session, the wife rolls over and falls to sleep.
Morris, however, worried about his impending death, tosses and turns, until he’s down to 4 more hours.
He taps his wife, who rouses. ‘Honey, I have only 4 more hours.
Do you think we could…’
At this point the wife sits up and says, ‘Listen Morris, enough is enough
I have to get up in the morning… you don’t.’

As Larry the Cable Guy would say, “I don’t care who you are, that there is funny.”

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Seattle P.I. – The Chickens Come Home

Posted by Warren Peterson on March 17, 2009

Yes, there were numerous factors leading to the death of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. TV with its 24/7 news channels, Al Gore’s World Wide Web with free access to newspapers local and national, rising costs, competition from the “P.I in the mirror” Seattle Times all helped doom the paper even in a liberal market like Seattle. When all the reasons are finally cataloged, they should include the Letters to the Editor section in what turns out to be the final Sunday edition (March 15, 2009) of the P.I. It contains a couple of “Good riddance, the P.I. is too liberal for me” letters but it was the lead letter, captioned “Idiots deserve their fate,” that caught my eye.

Editor,

So sad to see the P-I winding down. Every day there’s less and less to read. But it’s so hard to run a business these days, isn’t it? What with over taxation, overregulation, extortionist lawsuits, runaway liability expenses, hostile labor unions, it’s a miracle any business in King County survives. And the P-I, after all, is only a business.

But wait a minute.

Haven’t the editorial pages of your newspaper always been for more taxes, for more business regulation, for more reasons to sue a business, for stronger labor unions, for anything and everything that makes running a business the arduous and thankless chore it has become? Yes, I do believe that’s true.

So, maybe, just maybe, you idiots richly deserve the fate that awaits you. The chickens are coming home to roost.

Jeffrey Weiser
Redmond

The New York Times, the Los Angels Times and the Seattle Times should keep their eye on “them chickens, don’t ya’ think?”

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Japan & WWII Super Submarine

Posted by Warren Peterson on March 7, 2009

When you hear people oppose expenditures for advanced weapons systems such as the anti missile system, stealth fighter aircraft and laser weapons ( see Star Wars ), ask them what kind of world we would have today if the Germans had won the race for an atomic bomb. The following web site sent to me by a friend tells about Japanese development of a super submarine that had it been operational at the beginning of WWII might have significantly altered the length if not outcome of the war.

Click on Super Sub

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