Arby’s Dancing Chimps

It’s funny, in a strange sort of way. I dunno if it will sell roast beef sandwiches, though.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:47:56 AM

Way to go, Jake!
Uhh…I’m thinking the torque break was accomplished by a much larger man, with a beard.
/but i could be wrong

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:46:39 AM

Schlotzky’s is awesome!
It appears the nearest one to you is in Gainesville.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 9:38:39 AM

I had to go outside and admire the job Jake did on taking off the lug nuts.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 9:37:57 AM

Tazer him!

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 9:35:56 AM

Never been to Schlotzky’s. I haven’t been to Der Weinerschnitzel’s in about….well, don’t want to think of how long.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:29:08 AM

Hunh!
I never have watched Bill Maher’s show, but this is some funny shiite.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:11:20 AM

Henh…based on the little man’s feelings for his lil sis, I don’t recommend he be allowed to fix the brakes on her buggy, when she starts driving.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:09:47 AM

Alot!

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/20/2007 9:09:22 AM

I like Schlotzky’s!

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 9:08:49 AM

SwampMan is outside looking at daughter’s brakes. Jacob is “helping”, and SwampMan hopes that by the time he’s 13 or so, he’ll be able to look after his mommy and daddy’s vehicles. (Our son was out swapping parts and doing truck maintenance when he was about that age.)

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 10:30:12 AM

Ooooh, thanks for the info on Schlotsky’s!

It is possible that the initial torque break was done by somebody else…..

8 reasons to pick Mike Huckabee

David Brooks on the op-ed page of the NYT has some interesting obersvations…..(h/t n2l) SUPPORT MIKE

The first thing you notice about Mike Huckabee is that he has a Mayberry name and a Jim Nabors face. But it’s quickly clear that Huckabee is as good a campaigner as anybody running for president this year. And before too long it becomes easy to come up with reasons why he might have a realistic shot at winning the Republican nomination:

First, Republican voters here and in Iowa are restless. That means that there will be sharp movements during the last 30 days toward whoever seems fresh and hot.

Second, each of the top-tier candidates makes certain parts of the party uncomfortable. Huckabee is the one candidate acceptable to all factions.

Third, Huckabee is the most normal person running for president (a trait that might come in handy in a race against Hillary Clinton). He is funny and engaging — almost impossible not to like. He has no history of flip-flopping in order to be electable. He doesn’t seem to be visibly calculating every gesture. Far from being narcissistic, he is, if anything, too neighborly to seem presidential.

Fourth, he is part of the new generation of evangelical leaders. Huckabee was a Baptist minister. But unlike the first generation of politically engaged Christian conservatives, Huckabee is not at war with mainstream America. As a teenager, he loved Jimi Hendrix, and he’s now the bass player in a rock band that has opened for Willie Nelson and Grand Funk Railroad.

Fifth, though you wouldn’t know it from the past few years, the white working class is the backbone of the G.O.P. Huckabee is most in tune with these voters.

He was the first male in his family’s history to graduate from high school. He paid his way through college by working 40 hours a week and getting a degree in two and half years. He tells audiences that the only soap his family could afford was the rough Lava soap, and that he was in college before he realized showering didn’t have to hurt. “There are people paying $150 for an exfoliation,” he jokes. “I could just hand them a bar of Lava soap.”

His policies reflect that background. At the recent Republican economic debate, he was the candidate who most vociferously argued that the current economy is not working for the middle class. As the others spoke, he thought to himself: “You guys don’t get out much. You should meet somebody who’s not handing you a $2,300 check.”

He condemns “immoral” C.E.O. salaries, and on global trade he sounds like a Democrat: “There’s no free trade without fair trade.” (Polls suggest most Republican voters are, sadly, with him on this).

Sixth, he’s a former governor. He talks about issues in a down-to-earth way that other candidates can’t match. For example, he’s got a riff on childhood obesity that rivets the attention of his audiences. He asks them to compare their own third-grade class photos with the photos of third graders today. Then he goes down the list of the diseases that afflict preteens who get Type 2 diabetes.

“The greatest challenge in health care is not universal coverage,” he argues while introducing his health care plan. “It’s universal health. A healthy country would be less expensive to cover.”

Seventh, he’s a collaborative conservative. Republicans have tended to nominate heroic candidates in the Reagan mold. Huckabee is more of an interactive leader. His Legislature in Arkansas was 90 percent Democratic, but he got enough done to be named among the nation’s top five governors by Time.

He endorses programs that are ideologically incorrect for conservatives, like his passion for arts education. He can’t understand how the argument over the size of the S-chip funding increase became an all-or-nothing holy war. He also criticizes the Bush administration for its arrogance. “There was a time when people looked up to the U.S. Now they resent us, not because we’re a superpower but because we act like one.”

Huckabee has some significant flaws as a candidate. His foreign policy thinking is thin. Some of his policy ideas seem to come off the top of his head (he vows, absurdly, to make the U.S. energy independent within eight years).

But Huckabee is something that the party needs. He is a solid conservative who is both temperamentally and substantively different from the conservatives who have led the country over the past few years.

He’s rising in the polls, especially in Iowa. His popularity with the press corps suggests he could catch a free media wave that would put him in the top tier. He deserves to be there.

Oh yeah….#8, Mike plays a mean bass. Heh




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Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 8:58:02 AM

Needless to say, Hillary is not on her list of candidates to vote for.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 8:56:54 AM

Re Mitt: The hot was the daughter’s observation. She bases her voting on her evaluation of the candidate’s character, his/her values, and committment to family, God, and country.

Comment posted by wytammic
at 10/20/2007 12:13:34 AM

You guys have a great evening. It’s getting late, even in the mountain time zone. I’m headed to bed.

Comment posted by Nuke
at 10/19/2007 11:59:23 PM

You’re most welcome!

Comment posted by wytammic
at 10/19/2007 11:58:32 PM

Thanks for the link. )

Comment posted by wytammic
at 10/19/2007 11:58:04 PM

I’m watching Mike on Glenn Beck … he is impressive. Don’t get me wrong, I would rather see Mike over Guiliani, Romney, or Thompson. Well, all but Hunter. I think he is definitely better presidential material than any of the front runners

Comment posted by Nuke
at 10/19/2007 11:32:47 PM

Here is his stand on immigration.

Comment posted by wytammic
at 10/19/2007 11:21:47 PM

I wish Mike wasn’t so darn weak on illegals and the border. (

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 10:40:17 PM

Dang it! It used to be a lot busier here on a friday night. Guess I’ll say g’nite early. See ya tomorrow…..

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 10:16:52 PM

Seventh, he’s a collaborative conservative. Republicans have tended to nominate heroic candidates in the Reagan mold. Huckabee is more of an interactive leader. His Legislature in Arkansas was 90 percent Democratic, but he got enough done to be named among the nation’s top five governors by Time.

He endorses programs that are ideologically incorrect for conservatives, like his passion for arts education. He can’t understand how the argument over the size of the S-chip funding increase became an all-or-nothing holy war. He also criticizes the Bush administration for its arrogance. “There was a time when people looked up to the U.S. Now they resent us, not because we’re a superpower but because we act like one.”

There’s my only problem with Huck. Mostly this part.

There was a time when people looked up to the U.S. Now they resent us, not because we’re a superpower but because we act like one.”

Comment posted by Rosemary’s Thoughts
at 10/20/2007 10:30:41 PM

Navy’s riverine force plans first homecoming since Vietnam…

While I did not write this article, Cpl. Ryan C. Heiser did, I believe it one that should be shared. Our men have done well since their inception of the Navy (and all other branches), and it is about time we all stood up and said so. Let’s support ou….

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at 10/20/2007 7:47:34 PM

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at 10/20/2007 6:56:17 PM

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at 10/20/2007 5:15:10 PM

I honestly do not know why my trackbacks are having so much trouble getting to the blogs I send them to. This latest entry is one I really wish to share and is entitled Historic Photos Of Tallahassee — Andrew N. Edel. It’s a review of a book I received for free by the publisher and I’d like to spread the news with the blogs to which I trackback. I hope you don’t mind me doing this by leaving the info in the comments section. The URL for the entry is http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1178

Also another trackback didn’t come through properly as well and can be found at http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1179

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at 10/20/2007 4:27:54 PM

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Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/20/2007 3:18:40 PM

A Japanese doctor says, “Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can
take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him out looking for
work in six weeks.”

A German doctor says, “That is nothing. We can take a lung out of one person,
put it in another, and have him out looking for work in four weeks.”

A British doctor says, “In my country medicine is so advanced that we can take
half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have both of them out
looking for work in two weeks”

The American doctor, not to be outdone, interjected, “You guys are way behind.
We are about to take a woman with no brains, send her to Washington where
she will become President, and then half the country will be out looking for work.”

Comment posted by wytammic
at 10/20/2007 2:29:38 PM

Hi Swampwoman,
We must of done something right raising our daughters because Hillary is not on my daughter’s list of candidates to vote for either! Good kids. ;)

Can you believe this?

Ho-Lee Cow!

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Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 9:34:08 PM

G’nite Swamps. Have fun tomorrow gramma!

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 9:32:18 PM

Well, I better call it a night since two tiny perpetual motion machines will be here for a visit in the way too early morning.

It was great seein’ you again. Take care until next time.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 9:30:50 PM

I figured!

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 9:28:24 PM

(just a small one)

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 9:25:40 PM

Heh. Yeah, I figgered, Robert D.

/Did you get a submarine for your birthday?

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 9:22:45 PM

Although…..capsizing the boat would fit that comment.

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 9:20:18 PM

Just to be clear, #34 is in response to #32!

Comment posted by Robert_D
at 10/19/2007 9:15:28 PM

I know Swamps, some things that have to be done are not pleasant.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 9:09:05 PM

MEXICO CITY — The bodies of two dozen people washed ashore Friday in southern Mexico after emergency officials received reports that a boat carrying Central American migrants capsized in the Pacific Ocean.

The corpses have not yet been identified, and officials said the government was searching the waters for more bodies around the coastal town of San Francisco del Mar, 200 miles up the coast from the Guatemalan border.

Sergio Segreste, the Oaxaca state public safety secretary, said 24 bodies, all of adult men, washed ashore.

“This morning, we got a report that a vessel carrying undocumented migrants had capsized or gone down,” Segreste said. “The assumption is that the cause of the accident was the rough weather.”

If confirmed to be migrants, it could be evidence that smugglers are increasingly turning to boats to transport Central Americans through Mexico, avoiding highway checkpoints.

Many illegal migrants have been stranded and looking for other ways north since service was interrupted this year on two railway lines they once used to hitch rides north on freight trains.

In August, thousands of U.S.-bound Central American migrants found themselves stranded near the Guatemala border after Connecticut-based Genesee & Wyoming Inc. withdrew from a 30-year concession to operate the Chiapas-Mayab line. For decades, migrants had relied on the train to carry them from to the U.S./Mexico border.

It remains unclear whether the closures will cause more migrants to hire smugglers, who often transport them in trucks, or to attempt risky trips in rickety and overcrowded boats.

Kinda sounds like somehow the USA is supposed to be responsible for their safe transport to enter our country illegally.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 9:01:00 PM

I felt real bad about having to get the wild hogs killed, Robert D. They would quietly sneak up behind me when I was feeding and sniff me and gently touch my legs with their nose. I was never worried about them attacking or anything like that, just about their disease status as perhaps brucellosis carriers.

They were all head and appetite like most wild hogs.

Qaeda ties to Bhutto blast

from Myway news

The suicide attack that killed up to 136 people and shattered former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s joyous return from exile bore the hallmarks of a warlord tied to al-Qaida and the Taliban, authorities said Friday. Forensic experts studied a severed head to determine the bomber’s identity.

Baitullah Mehsud – a top militant leader on the unstable Afghan border – threatened this month to meet Bhutto’s return to Pakistan with suicide attacks, according to local media reports.

The top security official in the province where the attack took place suggested that Bhutto’s camp had not seriously considered the need for security for her return after eight years in exile.

“They got carried away by political exigencies instead of taking our concern seriously,” said the official, Ghulam Muhammad Mohtarem.

Bhutto’s procession had been creeping toward the center of Karachi for 10 hours with supporters thronging her armored truck when a small explosion erupted near the front of the vehicle. That was quickly followed by a larger blast, destroying two police vans escorting the procession. Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao said the vehicles on the left side of Bhutto’s truck had borne the brunt of the blast, one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 8:23:34 PM

Yeah, I’m sure he’d be more than willing to do it if it weren’t for him being the leader and all. After all, somebody has to coordinate and stuff.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/19/2007 8:19:36 PM

Yeah, that’s what they all say, but it’s the same old story.
Martyrdom for thee, but not for me!

Comment posted by SwampWoman
at 10/19/2007 8:14:57 PM

Baitullah Mehsud – a top militant leader on the unstable Afghan border – threatened this month to meet Bhutto’s return to Pakistan with suicide attacks, according to local media reports.

Damn it, he said he’d meet her with suicide attacks, so I expect that those are HIS guts fertilizing the rocks.

Comment posted by no2liberals
at 10/19/2007 10:19:48 AM

AQ or Taliban?
Retired Brigadier supervising Benazir’s security was Osama’s handler, says expert.

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