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PumpkinAle's Journal
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April 27, 2014

Farley: 'Patriots' gamble that Porta Potties will await

Farley is a columnist in the Reno Gazette Journal - he puts a humorous spin on the right wing crazies.......

The first time someone told me President Obama would resign on May 16, I rolled my eyes.

I think I rolled my eyes. It was 2 a.m. My senses weren't finely tuned.

"Right-wing wacko," I told my wife, and went back to sleep.

A couple of days later, I overheard part of a conversation in a restaurant.

"Obama will be gone on the 16th...," a woman said.

This week my wife, who's active in the movement to protect Nevada's wild horses, was talking with a stranger on the phone (note to self: unlisted number) about a BLM mustang roundup. At one point, according to Terri, the woman said in a how-could-you-forget tone, "But Obama will resign on the 16th, so. ..."

Fool me once, join the crowd. When three people in 10 days say Obama's a goner, though, it filters in.

My first thought was to call the White House, but people at the phone-answering level wouldn't be in on such a high-level secret. Instead, I googled "bat crap crazy."

No, I didn't. I googled "May 16 Obama." Got the same result, though: It led me to patriotsforamerica.ning.com.

Patriots for America is a right-wing group in the way that Al Capone was a criminal, and apparently it's behind the May 16 reports. According to its Website, 10 million "patriots, veterans, bikers, truckers and Christian prayer warriors" will hit the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., on that day and "replace the government."

Not protest. Not "try to." Replace.

They've got it planned, in the way the Bush administration planned the invasion of Iraq. Phase 1 is to show up: "Millions" of patriots will gather "with the mission to replace (the existing government) with law-abiding leadership. Go full bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission."

In Phase 2, "One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi and attorney general Holder removed from office."

So they'll be bringing lunch. When it's over, though, "states will appoint replacements for positions vacated."

Next, Phase 3 establishes a tribunal ("with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul...&quot to "assume positions of authority to convene investigations and recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new attorney general appointed by the new president."

No word on how the new president will be selected, or where 10 million bikers, truckers and assorted patriots will do what Grandma used to call Their Business. Apparently, like Bush in Iraq, they expect to be welcomed with open arms. And Porta Potties.

Ten million is a lot of people; I'd put the over-under on the number who actually show at about 400 (which Fox will report as "thousands&quot .

I could be wrong, though. The loony right is inspirited and emboldened by the Cliven Bundy debacle. It may take the stand it's dreamed of for so long ... all crowded together, in an containable location, in the seat of the creature they despise.

Perfect place for napalm, if we had the government they say we do. I guess they're betting we don't.

Cory Farley is a freelance writer who lives in Verdi.

April 22, 2014

Norway police's chilled way with drunk wows US

Footage of the humorous, laid-back way two Norwegian policeman cope with a combative drunk has amazed American viewers after it was posted on the video-sharing website LiveLeak.

Man stopped for drink-driving on wheelchair (12 Dec 13)
The footage from Nattpatruljen, a Norwegian police reality show, shows two policeman in Tromsø, northern Norway, good-naturedly picking up a drunk and taking him off to a drunk tank in the local jail.

“I am not intoxicated for fuck's sake," the man shouts. "The fucking police are hunting me down. I get so fucking angry."

To which the police laugh gently, and then apologize for ridiculing him. "You are a little funny right now," one explains.

"Can I bring my dick with me?" the man then roars.

"Yes if it hangs on," answers the policeman with a chuckle.

"The American version would have ended with 16 gunshots at the 0:03 time mark," wrote one of he 70 commentators on the video.

"With a taze at the 0:01 mark," wrote another.

The video had been viewed 144,700 times by Friday morning.


April 1, 2014


Company is moving to self-insure.

The company are sneaky bastards so does anyone know anything about this and whether it is good for the employee?

Thank you.

March 29, 2014

Obama Cares - And the good it is doing........

(facebook thanks to Politics with Jared and Dave)

(facebook - thanks to Opinionated Democrat)
March 29, 2014

Adam and Eve had what?

March 28, 2014


Hobby Lobby Logo

Job details

Job Title #583 Reno Co-Manager
Auto req ID 59BR
Address 1 5685 S. Virgina Street
City Reno
State/Province Nevada
Zip Code 89502
Job Description - Overview

Hobby Lobby’s success begins with our people, and that beginning could start with you!
Our company is growing and we only promote from within. You will have the opportunity to
establish yourself while surrounded by proven leaders. We are searching for managers that
have successfully built trained and motivated teams to achieve high standards in customer
service, store operations and financial goals.

A Co-Manager is the first step to becoming a Hobby Lobby Store Manager. As a successful
Co-Manager, you will be expected to achieve the following bench marks within the first year:
Gain working and managerial knowledge of day to day store operations.
Partner with the Store Manager to meet and exceed all financial goals for assigned store.
Successfully operate the seasonal department with consistent detailed operations while exhibiting strong merchandise presentation.
Participate and lead projects within your store, district and region.
Job Description - Requirements
Relocation is preferred.
Must have previous retail Store Management experience.
Demonstrate leadership and work ethic in a fast-paced environment.
Regional and district travel will be expected for participation in various store projects.
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Of course, they really mean de-value people.

March 26, 2014

This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar

A mother who invented a device to help her child walk is sharing her innovation on a grand scale -- by putting her creation on the market.

Debby Elnatan said the strain of walking her son, Rotem, who has cerebral palsy, inspired her to design a harness that could enhance his mobility.

"Out of my pain and desperation came the idea for the Upsee and I'm delighted to see it come to fruition," the Israeli mother said in a press release.

As seen in the video above, the nearly $500 device works somewhat on the principle of how parents often teach children to dance. But instead of young ones placing their feet on top of someone's shoes, the Upsee places kids' feet beside the grown-ups' feet with specially designed sandals. The children stand facing forward and move as the grown-ups move.

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Take a look at the video, it is heart-warming.

March 18, 2014

The Blind Date

March 15, 2014

From a small flame.................

From Chocolate Socrates on Facebook

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