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05 July 2012 @ 14:45

Your ‘Duh!!!’ Headline Of The Day:

‘Magic Mike’ Is Big Draw for Gay Men

Thank you, Eric Pipenburg and The New York Times for that Enlightenment [tip of the fedora to WeSmirch].

Bob’s Muse

-One of my favorite lines from my favorite musical 1776:

JOHN ADAMS: I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress! And by God, I have had this Congress!

-I have come to the conclusion that flying these days has become like taking a Greyhound Bus.

-Finally! Someone puts this Higgs Boson discovery story in a report I can understand.

-While I am the harshest of critics when it comes to departments of any government that are clearly created to do things that are not allowed in The Constitution, I am man enough and fair-minded enough to applaud them when they actually do some good.

Case in point: the EPA is one of the worst departments ever conceived by the mind of man. It does nothing but harass and penalize decent and law-abiding citizens and companies with it’s Fascistic regulations, many of which should only have been promulgated via our elected representatives and not by green-faceless bureaucrats.

However, in their long and very sordid and unConstitutional history, the EPA has done one [and only one] thing of any value, as the Reaganite Republican reports.

-If you’re like me and suffer from high blood pressure, help may be on the way. From The Sun [tip of the fedora to Debby Witt]:

FLATULENCE could help patients with high blood pressure, a study suggests.

Hydrogen sulphide — a toxic gas generated by bacteria living in the human gut — has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.

Those with higher levels of the gas had lower blood pressure than rodents with less.

Boffins at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, US, found that hydrogen sulphide in flatus — informally known as a fart — is also produced by an enzyme in blood vessels where it relaxes them and lowers blood pressure.

Now researchers at China’s Southeast University in Nanjing are trying to work out whether this could be used to create a treatment for people suffering high blood pressure.

Professor Yao Yuyu from the uni’s Zhongda Hospital said: “Despite the treatment’s potential, using gas to treat high blood pressure has yet to be tested on humans.

“The effective dosage could prove difficult to establish due to the difference in size between humans and mice.”

He added: “The gas could also have negative effects on other parts of the body.”

Such as the breath, perhaps?

A Concern: Is this some secret plan by the Red Chinese to increase sales of Chinese Food?…well?!?

-This hilarious post by Ladd Ehlinger from a year ago was just recently brought to my attention: The Cuban Missile Crisis On Twitter. Bravo, Laddy.

-An entrepreneur has plans to turn some of abandoned streets and land in Detroit into a zombie theme park, where you can go and battle zombie actors.

Over at The Conservatory, Meep thinks this a crackerjack idea:

That’s the beauty of private enterprise. They see this: [picture of a very run-down Victorian-style house]

And instead of weeping over a lost past, they think of ways to make money from it. While the particular instance of zombie theme park may be new, the concept of making ruined cities a tourist attraction is not a new one. Visiting fallen Rome has been a big tourist attraction on its own for centuries.

I agree. As Meep points out later in her post when talking about a similar area in South Carolina:

The last time I went to visit grandma, those burnt-out hulks weren’t much in evidence. What it took was economic growth for that area — the WalMart really did help, as well as other developments. The old buildings got cleared away when the specific locations became valuable in and of themselves, and it was worth it to pay to clear away the old so one could build new.

Until that happens in Detroit — and it won’t until they get rid of their Leftist city government, why not a Zombie Theme Park? It’s very fitting, eh?

Come See The End Result Of Progressivism! THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

-Over at Conservative Hideout, my Friend In The Ether Matt takes on the latest hooey from Kurt Andersen in the diminishing pages of The New York Times.

One of the things Andersen decries is the ‘shamelessly selfish’ way we all conduct our lives in America these days [the column was published on 04 July, of course — typical NYT].

Our system of government, as [John] Adams noted, was made for a moral people. A moral people are good, even when no one else is watching. When the left took steps to censor morality, and replace it with license, they set the stage for what they are decrying now. If it is true that many are selfish, are they not doing so because the left removed the moderating influence of morality?

Dead solid perfect.

-[WARNING: Very Bad Pun Coming] Finally, Mike G. takes on E.J. Dionne and makes mustard out of him.

-Live Well, My Friends…

  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    05 July 2012 @ 15:18 15:18

    I’ll bet that when Detroit had the population it has now it was a pretty nice city back in 1915.

  2. 05 July 2012 @ 15:29 15:29

    Thank you sir for the link and yes, that was too punny for words, but great on my Pastrami on Rye sandwich. 😉

  3. thereaganiterepublican permalink
    05 July 2012 @ 15:30 15:30

    And magnificent musings, indeed

  4. 05 July 2012 @ 16:01 16:01

    “I have come to the conclusion that flying these days has become like taking a Greyhound Bus”

    It’s been like this for a number of years now. Depressing. I won’t fly anymore. I will not be subject to criminalistic pat-downs or pervy scans by those WalMart brownshirts known as the TSA and I will not subject myself to the coach cattle on board. So long as the roads are available, I drive. If it’s overseas, I’m taking a boat.

  5. 05 July 2012 @ 23:50 23:50

    Thanks for the link and kid words Bob. That guy did step in it, and never realized it at all.

  6. M. Thompson permalink
    06 July 2012 @ 00:00 00:00

    The EPA is the only people who could say that putting road salt into the ocean is bad.


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