Friday, April 18, 2014

Liesel

I spent two hours this afternoon totally immersed in a movie that was an inspiring distraction.  Its title—The Book Thief.

There once was a girl, who had a friend that lived in the shadows. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin and what the air felt like to breathe, and that reminded her that she was still alive.

It is the story of a German girl living in Nazi Munich - Molching on the verge of Hitler coming to power. She has been put into foster care.

The movie, like the critically acclaimed novel, is narrated by Death.
Death:  When I finally came for Liesel, I took selfish pleasure in the knowledge that she had lived her ninety years so wisely.  By then, her stories had touched many souls, some of whom I came to know in passing.  Max, whose friendship lasted almost as long as Liesel.   Almost.   In her final thoughts, she saw the long list of lives that merged with hers.  Her three children, her grandchildren, her husband.  Among them, lit like lanterns, were Hans and Rosa, her brother, and the boy whose hair remained the color of lemons forever. 
I wanted to tell The Book Thief she was one of the few souls that made me wonder what it was to live. But in the end there were no words. Only peace. The only truth I truly know is that I am haunted by humans.
I hope I’ve provided enough here to pique your interest in seeing the movie.  You’ll be inspired and brought to tears in the telling of ordinary people living in horrifying times.

Hillary’s Poll Numbers Sinking Faster Than Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile

A new Fox News poll based on interviews of 1,012 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide between April 13-15 shows former Secretary of State Shillary Clinton's numbers hitting their lowest point in six years.  Six years!

“The Fox News poll, from Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows Clinton's favorable rating dropping to 49 percent, compared to 45 percent unfavorable.”
“The last time her numbers were in that ballpark was during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary race. After she ended her campaign, her favorable/unfavorable split was 47/46.”
“Other polls have shown Clinton's numbers—which were stellar during her time as secretary of state—steadily dropping since she left her post last year.”
Americans remember with disdain how she and Bubba sold nights in the White House Lincoln Bedroom and her State Department’s favoritism towards Boeing which has, for years, invested its resources in causes beneficial to Clinton’s public and political image.


But the Clinton worshippers, who choose to have selective memories, are drooling over a possible run in 2016.  Why?  They consist of filthy rich donors to the DCCC and its myriad pet causes, power players and corrupt lobbyists, CEOs, film execs, shady trial lawyers, plutocratic bankers and radical tree huggers all of whom would have unfettered access to the Oval Office to maintain their cronyism and despicable divvying up of political plunder.

Clinton insiders admit that nothing [emphasis mine] about Hillary Clinton’s record as Secretary of State “shines that brightly” and ponders whether that will hurt her if she runs for office.

Oh, I think a little thing like lying right to the faces of the parents of Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods who were abandoned by their government to be murdered by savages might have a little something to do with hurting her chances.  Ambassador Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment, but what difference, at this point, does it make?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shillary Ducks

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Shillary Rodham Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

The incident happened moments after “Cankles” took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort.

The incident reminded some of former President George W. Bush dodging two shoes thrown by an Iraqi journalist during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2008. Shoe-throwing is considered an insult in Arab cultures.

Ducking the truth seems to be a well-honed talent as evidenced by the fact that she cancelled her visit to San Diego in the midst of a planned “The Difference Matters” protest for her role in Benghazi where Pat Smith, mother of slain son Sean Smith, appeared along with 70 protesters.  Clinton bravely dodged the truth by appearing via satellite instead.

"I was promised answers, and to this day I don't have any, and I want them before I die," said Smith.

It hasn’t been a good week for Shillary, but then what difference, at this point, does it make?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Let’s Keep Earl Off Welfare

Yesterday I learned that blogger buddy Earl of Taint got laid off from his job.  Earl reports that he and his family are “on half rations here and I need to do anything I can to bring in extra moolah. So while I have no illusions of selling one single thing, I’m going to put something out there and see how it goes. Costs nothing but my time to try.”

What Earl has decided to do is establish a Café Press storefront featuring some of the best conservative snark Photoshops™ the blogosphere has to offer.  Need a Stinkburger T-shirt?  Earl’s got ‘em.  Want something custom?  If he doesn’t officer a design on a product you want just let him know and he can add it for you.

I suggested that Earl establish a PayPal account so that folks who visit his site would have an avenue to donate money to help his family out, but Earl informs me that even though he already has an account with PayPal he’d rather offer something tangible for starters.

Since no cloud arrives sans a silver lining, Earl chimed in saying hopefully he’d be back at work soon.

Nothing would make me happier.  In the interim though, please consider visiting his Café Press storefront and ordering something.  Look around his site.  Find a super snarky Photoshop™ and let him know you want it on a kewl T-shirt.  I’ve got my eyes on a pair of Can of Earl Pajamas and a couple of Stinkburger Potholders (because nobody knows Stinkburgers better than Barack Obama).  I guarantee it’ll be a masterpiece.  As Earl says, “Get some on ya.”

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Al Sharpton: Gutter Rat Claims To Be A Hero

The recent revelation of “Reverend” Al Sharpton’s involvement with the feds couldn’t come at a more embarrassing time.

The race baiter who was indicted on federal fraud charges and still owes $5.3 million in back taxes is about to convene the annual convention of his National Action Network in New York this week—with Mayor Bill de Blasio cutting the opening-ceremony ribbon Wednesday and President Obama flying in to give the keynote address Friday.

The big-mouthed bigot and fake preacher said Tuesday that he’s a hero—not a snitch—for wearing an FBI wire to help take down a bunch of mobsters.  “I’m not a mobster, I’m a preacher,” he blustered.

“I was not and am not a rat because I wasn’t with the rats, I’m a cat. I chase rats,’’ the civil-rights activist declared of his work as a paid government informant in the 1980s.

Sharpton, who became a government witness after getting snared in a cocaine drug sting, claims he cooperated so he wouldn’t get whacked by the mob.

It is galling to think that this man now clamors to assume the mantle of hero when, in 2002, he “denied as 'ludicrous' any statement that he had become an FBI informant, but said that he had tapped his own phone to gather information on neighborhood drug dealers.”

The filthy gutter rat now insists that The Smoking Gun exposé which used photographs of him as a 305 lb. tub of shit are embarrassing.

“The only thing I was embarrassed by were those old fat pictures,’’ Sharpton quipped, referring to photos of his previously rotund size published with details of the sensational story Tuesday.

“Could y’all use tomorrow the new [ones], because a lot of my younger members don’t know how fat I was.”

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