Buffet sings for obama

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of Margaritaville is jumping into this year’s political fray. Jimmy Buffett plans a free concert Sunday in Tampa to urge people to vote for Democrat Barack Obama for president. The “Last Chance for Change” rally and concert is happening two days before the election at the outdoor Ford Amphitheatre. People can get two free tickets by visiting any of the early voting information tables the Obama campaign has set up in the Tampa Bay area. Show time is 3 p.m.

Sure hope ol’ Jimmy doesn’t forget to file the proper paperwork for an “in-kind” contribution to Zero’s campaign.

Let’s be sure to check those filings.

Also, I’ve got several Buffet albums free for the taking. Of course, you’re going to have to fish them out of the lagoon.

The Truth Is Out There, Part 2

Writing in the American Chronicle, Dr. Michael Salla tells the story of Clark McClelland, a retired Spacecraft Operator with NASA. McClelland, a 34-year NASA veteran, reveals that he “witnessed an eight to nine foot tall extraterrestrial in association with a Space Shuttle mission he was monitoring from the Kennedy Space Center.”

McClelland’s revelation is intended to support his friend Edgar Mitchell, whose interview on Kerrang Radio last week gave a vigorous stir to the UFO conspiracy pot.

Lest he be dismissed as a “disgruntled crack-pot ex-employee with an ax to grind”, McClelland’s website admits that he is indeed a disgruntled ex-employee with an ax to grind. Whether or not he is a crack-pot is for you to decide.

As they say, the truth is out there. [Cue spooky music].

Gas, Stocks, Houses, Cars

It seems like we have been conditioned to believe that rising prices are always a bad thing.

The price of gas at $4.00? B-a-a-a-a-a-d.

Food prices up? B-a-a-a-a-a-d.

So, when housing prices go down, why is that also bad?

Or when stock prices go down, it’s also bad?

For whatever reason, houses and stocks are two things that people feel better about paying a higher price for. Go figure.

And when you have the answer, ponder this … when a house catches on fire, it “burns down.” But a car on fire? Well, it “burns up.”

Have a good Thursday.

Oh yeah, one more thing … the next boneheaded idea from the enlightened class: Save The Planet — stop mowing your lawn

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Paris declares war on rats

from BBC

The city, with its canals, river and restaurants is something of a rodent paradise, experts say.

There are four times as many rats as humans in Paris – perhaps eight million in total, according to the council.

A city-wide information campaign, followed by inspections, aims to reduce the numbers of rats on the streets ahead of the lucrative tourist season.

The article doesn’t mention what the plans are to do with the rats once they are caught, however, according to the Larousse Gastronomique, rats are still eaten in some parts of France. For example, this classic example of French cuisine:

Grilled Rats Bordeaux Style (Entrecote à la bordelaise)
Alcoholic rats inhabiting wine cellars are skinned and eviscerated, brushed with a thick sauce of olive oil and crushed shallots, and grilled over a fire of broken wine barrels.

Yum, yum.

Bert Christensen
brings us these interesting rat-facts:

In West Africa, however, rats are a major item of diet. the giant rat (Cricetomys), the cane rat (Thryonomys), the common house mouse, and other species of rats and mice are all eaten. According to a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report, they now comprise of over 50 percent of the locally produced meat eaten in some parts of Ghana. Between December 1968 and June 1970, 258,206 pounds of cane-rat meat alone were sold in one market in Accra! This is a local recipe that shows the South American influence on West African cuisine.

Stewed Cane Rat
Skin and eviscerate the rat and split it lengthwise. Fry until brown in a mixture of butter and peanut oil. Cover with water, add tomatoes or tomato purée, hot red peppers, and salt. Simmer the rat until tender and serve with rice.

Stuffed Dormice / Ancient Rome
Prepare a stuffing of dormouse meat or pork, pepper, pine nuts, broth, asafoetida, and some garum (substitute anchovy paste.) Stuff the mice and sew them up. Bake them in an oven on a tile.

Roasted Field Mice (Raton de campo asado) / Mexico
Skin and eviscerate field mice. Skewer them and roast over an open fire or coals. These are probably great as hors d’oeuvres with margaritas or “salty dogs.”

Roswell officer’s amazing deathbed admission raises possibility that aliens DID visit

A drive-by post before we hit the road……..

Exactly 60 years ago, a light aircraft was flying over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, at a height of around 10,000ft.

Suddenly, a brilliant flash of light illuminated the aircraft. Visibility was good and as pilot Kenneth Arnold scanned the sky to find the source of the light, he saw a group of nine shiny metallic objects flying in formation.

He estimated their speed as being around 1,600 miles per hour – nearly three times faster than the top speed of any jet aircraft at the time. He described the craft as arrow-shaped and said they moved in a jerky motion – ‘like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water’.

A reporter seized on this phrase and in his story described the objects as ‘flying saucers’. The age of the Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) had begun…..

Lieutenant Walter Haut was the public relations officer at the base in 1947, and was the man who issued the original and subsequent press releases after the crash on the orders of the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard.

Haut died last year, but left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death.

Last week, the text was released and asserts that the weather balloon claim was a cover story, and that the real object had been recovered by the military and stored in a hangar. He described seeing not just the craft, but alien bodies.

{Cue spooky music….break out the tin foil….heh!}

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Ugly Pooch

uglydog.jpgElwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world’s ugliest dog Friday, a distinction that delighted the New Jersey mutt’s owners.

Elwood, dark colored and hairless – save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head – is often referred to as “Yoda,” or “ET,” for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters.

“I think he’s the cutest thing that ever lived,” said Elwood’s owner, Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey.

Quigley brought Elwood out to compete for the second year at the annual ugly dog contest at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair. Elwood placed second last year.

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I can’t imagine who Elmwood finished second to last year, but it must be one ugly mutt.

what is your global iq

“How much do you know about politics, technology, health, film and more?”

130 questions, took me about half an hour. score, 56%

Dang, I thought I was pretty well informed.

Oh well. Try it yourself.

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