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Bob’s Musings: When I Take My Sugar To TEA…

03 February 2012 @ 19:27

…All the looters are jealous of me.

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-First of all let me offer my apologies to all my Australian Friends In The Ether for having missed Australia Day.which was on 26 January.  Fortunately, I can make it to you all in a small way by directing you to GregoryNo6’s celebratory post, which is always entertaining. 

As for you Bolshes who despise this wonderful celebration of what you call ‘Invader Day’: you devo drongos, go mung yourselves.

-From the ‘You Knew This Was Coming’ file, Ryna Jaslow reporting:

Should the government regulate sugar, just like it regulates alcohol and tobacco?

A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

Bookworm comments:

I’m struggling here to say something snarky and clever, but I just can’t.  You see, I have this sneaking suspicion that, if Obama gets another four years in the White House, we’ll see a Department of Sugar Regulation, complete with punitive taxes on its purchase, minimum age requirements, rationing to ensure that people don’t eat too much and, quite possibly, rules requiring that sugar and sugar products be kept in special locked areas in stores in order to prevent theft and underage use.

If you think none of this could happen, then you’re delusional.  This is what we’ve come to: America in 2012 has become a country where the absurd, the foolish, the idiotic is normal and the Common Sense and Right Reason are laughed at, mocked, and derided.  We’re living in an age of Delightenment.  We are DEVO.

Stacy McCain links to a very good post by novelist Marty Beckerman that is sarcastic, nasty, and spot-on.  A highlight:

My mother packed each lunch in a brown paper bag, along with apple slices and a Kudos bar—Snickers-flavored, the best Kudos—because she loved me. And because I deserved a chocolaty, peanut-y dessert at noon.

But today’s shitty mothers can’t feed PB&J sandwiches to their shitty kids, because the shitty schools want to make cafeterias an even shittier place to eat. Why would administrators deprive children of such happy memories? Why would society allow its youth to suffer through a joyless, PB&J-less existence?

Because your peanut-allergic kid is a little goddamn sissy, that’s why.

-As many of you have heard: Don Cornelius, creator and host of Soul Train, has taken his own life.  Pam Geller has published a nice remembrance of the man.

Stacy McCain makes a very good point in his tribute.

Every Saturday, late morning, the 1970’s: watch Chief Jay Strongbow do his thing, then watch Don Cornelius and the gang do their thang [a stone gas, honey]; then go watch Dick Clark and his gang try to get their groove on.  Memories….

Requiescat in pace, brother.

-Rebecca Keegan of the Los Angeles Times reports [tip of the fedora to Donald Douglas]:

“Atlas Shrugged Part 2,” the second film in a proposed trilogy adapting Ayn Rand’s 1957 capitalist epic, is scheduled to start principal photography in April in Los Angeles and Colorado, with an eye toward an October 2012 theatrical release, producers revealed Thursday.

Businessman and Rand acolyte John Aglialoro, who financed the production and distribution of the first “Atlas Shrugged” film for $20 million, and producer Harmon Kaslow announced that they have raised the necessary financing for the sequel….

I decided not to see Part I after it was reported that there would be no sequels, but, if shooting starts as scheduled, I will give it a look-see.

If any of you did see it, I would appreciate your thoughts on the film.

-For all you lusty would-be John Galts out there, Lancelot Link Burri comes to your rescue with some Objectivist Rule 5.

The London Daily Mail makes what I think is a very astute observation:

Perhaps it was the austere Mandarin collar. Or maybe it was the slicked-back hair.

Either way, when Hillary Clinton arrived at the United Nations this week, to discuss the Arab League’s peace plan for Syria, she came off looking just a little sinister.

In fact, some might say this unfortunate photo of the Secretary of State bears a bit of a resemblance to an old-school Bond villain.

The comparison that comes most naturally to mind is that of Rosa Klebb, the icy Russian agent who faces down Sean Connery’s Bond in From Russia With Love.

Like Klebb, Mrs Clinton is a woman thriving in a male-dominated world – and she’s willing to do anything to beat her rivals.

However, while Mrs Clinton can be a sharp dresser, she has never to our knowledge gone as far as Klebb, who famously equipped her shoes with poison-tipped blades.

Judge for yourself:

From later in the article:

If Mrs Clinton decided to dispense with her luscious locks, she might even bear a passing similarity to the granddaddy of them all, perennial Bond adversary Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

That would work because if her husband was a Bond villain a fitting nickname for him would be ‘Blowjob’ [I couldn’t resist, with apologies to the fellow who played Oddjob].

-Over at The POH Diaries, TWB quotes from a report on a

The [House Of Representatives] will again vote Wednesday on a bill [sponsored by Republicans] which would ensure that electronic withdrawals of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families dollars aren’t allowed to be withdrawn from ATMs at strip clubs, casinos or liquor stores. TANF replaced national welfare programs after the welfare reforms of 1996.

With the drop in revenues this will cause, one has to wonder how some of these gals are going to be able to afford to put themselves through college?  [Full Disclosure: I put a few through.]

-According to Doug Ross, TCOTS has cracked the list of Top 150 Conservative Websites.  We rank at 147.  I know, it’s not much, but, hey, The Troglopundit didn’t even make the list.

-Live Well, My Friends…

11 Comments
  1. 03 February 2012 @ 19:57 19:57

    “Some fricking sharks with laser beams on their heads, is that too much to ask of the Security Council?”

  2. 03 February 2012 @ 19:58 19:58

    I enjoyed the first part of Atlas Shrugged. Particularly in the construction scenes; you get a real sense of the joy of creation.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      03 February 2012 @ 22:34 22:34

      Thanks. I’ll have to see if it’s still On Demand.

  3. 03 February 2012 @ 20:58 20:58

    Thanks much for the link my friend. I haven’t seen Atlas Shrugged either. Just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve been too busy shopping with food stamps, dropping out of the work force altogether to drive down the unemployment rate, and of course cashing my temporary assistance card at the nearest Trophy Club.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      03 February 2012 @ 22:34 22:34

      Hey, you’re helping the next generation rise-up.

  4. M. Thompson permalink
    03 February 2012 @ 22:16 22:16

    Barry isn’t good enough to be Blofield though. But George Soros, just might be.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      03 February 2012 @ 22:35 22:35

      He’s perfect in so many ways, in fact.

  5. 04 February 2012 @ 03:07 03:07

    Thanks for the link, Bob. I don’t know if the news got that far, but it was an Australia Day that won’t be forgotten easily.

    On the subject of Hillary pix, have you seen this? I think she’s about to sprout fangs and suck Jugular One dry.

  6. formwiz permalink
    04 February 2012 @ 16:54 16:54

    Thank you, sir. I am so sick of so many so-called “Conservatives” who say they miss Willie. Pragmatist, my ass. He ran the country no different than Ozero in the first and last two years of his Administration and the only reason the middle four were different is that Dick Morris told him, “If you want to stay in the White House and out of jail, you’re going to sit down, shut up, and do what I tell you”.

    From 1995 – 1998 the President of this country was Morris.

    But, yeah, the Hildabeast looks like she would give Double Aught You Know Who a better run for his money that Auric, Emilio, and Ernst put together

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