Quotes and Jokes of the Day

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Woden's Day 2009-09-09:

Quote of the day (Thanks Lance W):

Dear John,

When I first found you. You were like fresh air. I found you to be one of the sane ones. You looked at the obvious and talked about it without fear. Your intelligence impressed me but your courage inspired me. I learned much from reading your work. I would visit your page everyday. Since you've passed, I've missed you. The people around you tried to continue what you did but as I thought at the time. There is no way that you could be replicated and so I think that this decision is the right one. I'm glad I was a part of it somehow. The site has not been anything like it was. The stinging rebuttal and speaking what other didn't dare has gone. They say, everyone can be replaced. I disagree. Each of us is unique. Everything changes. That is how it should be. I miss you John.

So with respect, I think that the birdman site should stay up like a time capsule but not be continued as if you were still here. Your work means you will always be here but no one can be you. You live still in your words and in the people that find your thought inspirational.

I hope that your books will still be sold online.

Good-bye John,

Peace

Second quote of the day:

"All forms of the liberal agenda interfere with the rational relationship between human action and the conditions of life by disconnecting outcomes from adaptive behavior. ...

In the economic sphere, especially, the liberal agenda's rules have become strikingly irrational....

But the social pathology of collectivism extends well beyond the economic realm. While children can be happy in dependent relationships with parents, adults cannot be happy in any mature sense in dependent relationships with government welfare programs, no matter how well-intentioned or administered."

p. 71, The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, Lyle H Rossiter Jr, MD, 2006, Free World Books

Moon's Day 2009-09-07:

Joke of the day (Thanks D.Rat):

A man and his wife moved back home to West Virginia from Ohio. The

husband had a wooden leg, and to insure it back in Ohio cost them $2000.00 per

year! When they arrived in West Virginia they went to an insurance agency to see how much it would cost to insure his wooden leg.

The agent looked it up on the computer and said: '$39.00'

The husband was shocked and asked why it was so cheap here in West Virginia

to insure it because it cost him $2000.00 in Ohio!

The insurance agent turned his computer screen to the couple and said, 'Well, here it is on the screen, it says: Any wooden structure, with a sprinkler system above it, is $39.00...... You just have to know how to describe it!

Second joke of the day (Thanks D.Rat):

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found

him, resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look,

Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it... I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of software."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "There's another Washington. Wait till you see the idiots I put there.

Frigga's Day 2009-09-04:

Quote of the day (Thanks Lifeforce):

Chinese to destroy Feds by refusing to honor fraudulent derivatives contracts -

The Chinese government has told Chinese companies they do not have to honor derivates and commodity futures contracts made with Western financial institutions.

This is one of the most important of many nails in the coffin for the soon to implode Federal Reserve Board. The Chinese have every right to renege on those contracts because they were fraudulent. First of all the Feds manipulated the commodities markets to their benefit and to the detriment of the Chinese. They also allowed 100 times leverage thus allowing for astronomical ponzi schemes to be set up. Furthermore, they almost certainly did not properly explain the risks when they made their deals with the Chinese. Now that their attempt to rip off the Chinese is blowing up in their faces, these financial institutions will implode. This will set off a chain of events that will make the Lehman Brothers implosion seem like a storm in a tea cup. The total amount of derivates contracts outstanding is now over $5000 trillion or 100 times world GDP. In other words it is just a giant illusion waiting to vanish along with the institutions that peddled it,

read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSSP47327420090831?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=11604

Second quote of the Day (Thanks Chauncey) :

When gay people say that this is a civil rights issue, we are referring to matters like the fact that we cannot make medical decisions for our partners in an emergency. Instead, the hospitals are usually forced by state laws to go to the families who may be estranged from us for decades, who are often hostile to us, and totally ignore our wishes for the treatment of our partners. If that hostile family wishes to exclude us from the hospital room, they may legally do so in nearly all cases. It is even not uncommon for hostile families to make decisions based on their hostility -- with results actually intended to be inimical to the interests of the patient! One couple I know uses the following line in the "sig" lines on their email: "...partners and lovers for 40 years, yet still strangers before the law." Is this fair? ....

In most cases, even carefully drafted wills and durable powers of attorney have proven to not be enough if a family wishes to challenge a will, overturn a custody decision, or exclude us from a funeral or deny us the right to visit a partner's grave. As survivors, they can even sieze a real estate property that we may have been buying together for years, quickly sell it at a huge loss and stick us with the remaining debt on a property we no longer own. When these are presented to a homophobic probate judge, he will usually find some pretext to overturn them. Is this fair?

These aren't just theoretical issues, either; they happen with surprising frequency. Almost any older gay couple can tell you horror stories of friends who have been victimized in such ways.

http://www.bidstrup.com/marriage.htm

Frigga's Day 2009-08-28:

Joke of the day (Thanks D Rat):

Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business...

Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one after- noon.

She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that every one seeing it there

WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING !

Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny.

He said nothing..

Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house ..... walked home . . .and left it there all night!!!

Woden's Day 2009-08-26:

Joke of the day (Thanks D Rat):

A Catholic guy goes into the confessional box. He notices on one side a fully

equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall is a dazzling array of the finest Cuban cigars. Then the priest comes in.

"Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must admit that the confessional box is much more inviting these days."

The priest replies "Get out. You're on my side."

Moon's Day 2009-08-24:

Quote of the day (Thanks Jerry C):

UNBELIEVABLE PRESIDENT?????

HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO LETTHE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.

WHAT AN EMPTY HEAD HE MUST BE....

Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon

Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require

veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540

million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries

to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The

President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the

opposition to his proposal.

"Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody

made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the

risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It

doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to

sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued. "I wasn't asking for

blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in

its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to

try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the

selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their

families whom you know.

Frigga's Day 2009-08-14:

Quote of the day:

"Our downtown [of Spencer, IA] is the legacy of the fire of 1931 [set in June, 1931, in 103-degree heat, when a sparkler lit by a child accidentally ignited a display of fireworks on Main St. - at the height of the blaze, the pavement of Grand Avenue caught fire - the town was pretty much leveled], but it is also the legacy of the farm crisis of the 1980s. When times are tough, you either pull together or fall apart. That's true of families, towns, even people. In the late 1980s, Spencer once again pulled together.. And once again, the transformation occurred from the inside out ... Slowly the wheels of progress began to turn...."

From Dewey, the small-town cat ... by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, 2008, p 104

Woden's Day 2009-08-12:

Quote of the day (Thanks Rev. Ted Pike):

On July 11 the federal hate crimes bill was passed by Congress. Democrats disregarded overwhelming objections by the American people.

The hate bill violates three amendments to the Constitution:

....14th Amendment. The hate bill grants special rights, services, and protections to federally protected groups such as homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, and Latinos.

....10th Amendment. It will unite federal and local law enforcement into a single police state system.

....1st Amendment. The hate bill will soon broaden into a speech crimes law for America, like Canada's, ending free speech.

In the weeks before passage of this Orwellian legislation, calls protesting the hate bill sometimes reached 50 percent of total calls to Senate offices. They exceeded calls about the Sotomayor confirmation and healthcare reform. Yet Democrats ignored Americans. They overwhelmingly passed the hate bill in both House and Senate. The hate bill is now headed for signature by the President in September.

Can anything be done to stop the hate bill and save free speech?

Much can be done. Americans’ tremendous anger -- which erupted in tea party protests and now in town hall meetings –must persuade Pres. Obama not to sign the hate bill. He must be made to realize that if he signs it into law we, the people, will make it a disaster for his political career and the future of the Democrat Party.

Yes, many vital issues concern grassroots America. But we are experiencing legislative anarchy that can only be compared to cardiac arrest. If you had a heart attack, doctors would concentrate on one thing: Keep your heart beating! America’s beating heart is our freedom of speech. A federal hate law will kill it. If our right to free speech dies, all other rights will perish.

Through the summer and early fall, everyone who has participated in a "tea party" tax protest, disagrees with Obama's healthcare plan, or truly cares about the fate of our nation should bombard President Obama's White House comment line with this message: "President Obama, we will never forgive or forget if you sign the freedom-destroying, pedophile-protecting hate bill." Call 1-202-456-1111 ; fax 1-202-456-2461.

Frigga's Day 2009-08-07:

Quote of the day (Thanks Nick M):

DANGEROUS IMPORTED FOODS

The whole world is scared of China made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your Information ... the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made. Sample: all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'made in china', so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690 to 695, then it is Made in China .

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA

30 ~ 37 FRANCE

40 ~ 44 GERMANY

49 ~ JAPAN

50 ~ UK

57 ~ Denmark

64 ~ Finland

76 ~ Switzerland and Lichtenstein

471 ~ Taiwan

480's ~ Philippines

628 ~ Saudi Arabia

629 ~ United Arab Emirates

690-695 ~ CHINA

740 ~ 745 - Central America

All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines.

Now read on below for specifics on goods from China to protect yourself, your family, and your friends – as I am trying to do.

This is sickening but it is an alert to read labels and always buy fresh when you can.

DO NOT BUY FOOD PROCESSED IN CHINA , HONG KONG , VIETNAM AND THAILAND !!! no food inspection!!!

[Ed. note: Can anyone find us the codes for food processed in HONG KONG , VIETNAM AND THAILAND?]

Frigga's Day 2009-07-31:

Quote of the day (Thanks Jerry C):

Congressman John Fleming (Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same healthcare plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt). Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple - just first, last and email).

I have immediately done just that at: http://fleming.house.gov/ . Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

Second quote of the day (Thanks "Think-Israel"):

A female manager of a financial company was found by the zealot police, the mutaween, in Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], sitting having a coffee in a curtained "family" area of the local Starbucks when her company's electricity was temporarily shut off (as happens more than you might imagine). She was a longtime married woman, with three children, and a respected businessman husband. She wore an abaya and a hijab, as is usual for local women. She was dragged into the police station, strip searched, her clothing thrown into filthy muck, then forced to don her ruined clothing, verbally abused for hours, interrogated in a dank cell, and castigated as a filthy person who would be in Hell, called a whore, and so on. Her cell phone and passport were stripped from her, and it was only the persistence of her sensible husband that saved her from being permanently incarcerated for...having coffee with colleagues while her own company restored electricity.

Imagine all the prospective teachers and adjuncts and professors hailing from Nebraska and Baltimore and Boca having to remember never to sit near a man or woman to whom they are not related in any public site anywhere in the country.

-- from an article about establishing college branches overseas, by Marion Dreyfus

(http://www.think-israel.org/dreyfus.offshoringcolleges.html)

Third quote of the day:

Finding a new poet

is like finding a new solar system

out in the galaxies

you don’t see its name in the solar system books

and nobody you tell believes

in its odd color or the way its cliffs go.

By Kendall, 4th grade

(from the "Writers in the Schools" (WITS) site at http://witsblog.org/?gclid=CIW4mIe-_psCFRKIxwod3ix-Sw)

Moon's Day 2009-07-27:

Quote of the day (Thanks Crosstar):

The South had long been a bastion against Communism. James O.

Eastland of Mississippi had been once named the "world's top enemy of

Communism" by "Pravda." Southern-states were prone to outlaw the

Communist Party, round up "outside agitators" and, even, pat their

feet as vigilantes meted out "street justice" to those seeking to

overthrow the government. It would not be uncommon for Reds to be

burned to the ground, run out of town and, even, killed. Most of the

kingpins, such as Frank Parker, Pat Derian, Kenneth Dean, Bob Moses,

Carl Braden, Stokeley Carmichael, James Dombrowski and Hodding Carter

had fled. Most had never labeled themselves as Communists, although

their associates, funding and mouthings left nothing to the

imagination. Carmichael admitted to being a Communist, after

relocating to Africa. But remnants of Reconstruction-era

"Blacks-and-Tans" hung on.

Second quote of the day (Thanks Human Events):

If ObamaCare passes, you can kiss your private health insurance goodbye... maybe your doctor, too... and you can certainly say adios to the best health care system the world has ever known.

As a matter of fact, Obama's ultimate goal is to force all Americans into a single-payer government-run health care system... a huge bureaucracy that will decide which doctor you can see, when you can see him and which treatment that doctor is allowed to render onto you.

Moon's Day 2009-07-20:

Joke (?) of the day (Thanks Tony):

> Subject: FW: US Presidency to be outsourced

>

>

>

> Washington, DC -- July 11, 2009

>

>

> Congress today announced that the office of President of the

> United States of America will be outsourced to India as of September 1,

> 2009.

>

>

> The move is being made in order to save the President's

> $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record $750 billion in deficit

> expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the

> last 3 months.

>

> It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved to

> the end of the President's term. "We believe this is a wise

> financial move. The cost savings are huge," stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). "We cannot remain competitive on the world stage with the

> current level of cash outlay," Reynolds noted.

>

>

> Obama was informed by email this morning of his termination.

> Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time.

>

>

> Gurvinder Singh, a tele-technician for Indus Teleservices, Mumbai

> India, will assume the office of President as of September 1, 2009. Mr.

> Singh was born in the United States while his Indian parents were

> vacationing at Niagara Falls , NY, thus making him eligible for

> the position. He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month, but no health

> coverage or other benefits.

>

>

> It is believed that Mr. Singh will be able to handle his job

> responsibilities without a support staff. Due to

> the time difference between the US and India , he will be

> working primarily at night.

> "Working nights will allow me to keep my

> day job at the Dell Computer call center," stated Mr. Singh in an

> exclusive interview.

>

>

> "I am excited about this position. I always

> hoped I would be President."

>

> A Congressional spokesperson noted

> that while Mr. Singh may not be

> fully aware of all the issues

> involved in the office of President, this

> should not be a problem as

> Obama had never been familiar with the issues

> either.

>

>

> Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him

> to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned

> responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand

> the underlying issue at all. "We know these scripting tools

> work," stated the spokesperson.

>

>

> "Obama has used them successfully

> for years, with the result that some

> people actually thought he knew

> what he was talking about."

>

>

> Obama will receive health coverage,

> expenses, and salary until his

> final day of employment. Following a

> two-week waiting period, he will be

> eligible for $140 a week

> unemployment for 26 weeks. Unfortunately he

> will not be eligible for

> Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will

> exceed the allowed

> limit.

>

>

> Obama has been provided with the outplacement services of

> Manpower, Inc.

> to help him write a resume and prepare for his

> upcoming job transition.

>

> According to Manpower, Obama may have

> difficulties in securing a new

> position due to a lack of any successful

> work experience during his

> lifetime.

>

>

> A greeter position at

> WalMart was suggested due to Obama's extensive

> experience at shaking

> hands, as well as his special smile.

Moon's Day 2009-07-13:

Joke of the day (Thanks D. Rat):

"New Pet"

-------------------------

This guy was so lonely that he decided life would be more fun

if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told

the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.

After some discussion he finally bought a centipede (100-leg

bug), which came in a little white box to use for his house.

He took the box home, found a good location for the box, and

decided he would start off by taking his new pet to the bar

for a drink. So, he asked the centipede in the box, "Would

you like to go to Frank's place with me and have a beer?"

But there was no answer from his new pet. This bothered him

a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked him again,

"How about going to the bar and having a drink with me?"

But again there was no answer from his new friend and pet.

So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the

situation. He decided to ask him one more time, this time

putting his face up against the centipede's house and

shouting, "Hey, in there! Would you like to go to Frank's

place and have a drink with me?"

A little voice came out of the box:

"I heard you the first time! I'm putting my shoes on!"

(attrib. to Jack Ryan)

Woden's Day 2009-07-08:

Quote of the day (Thanks Carson K):

THE HIGHWAYMAN

I was a highwayman

Along the coach roads I did ride

With the sword and pistol by my side

And many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade

And many a soldier shed his life blood on my blade

They fin'lly hung me in the spring of '25

But I am still alive

************

I was a sailor

And I was born upon the tide

And with the sea I did abide

I sailed a schooner 'round the horn of Mexico

I went aloft to furl the mainsail in a blow

And when the yards broke off they say that I got killed

But I am living still

************

I was a dam builder

Across the river deep and wide

Where steel and water did collide

A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado

I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below

They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound

But I am still around

Seems like it all goes 'round and 'round

and 'round and 'round ...

************

I'll fly a starship

Across the universe divide

Until I reach the other side

I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can

Perhaps I may become a highwayman again

Or I may simply be a single drop of rain

But I will remain

And I'll be back again

and again, and again, and again.

************

(see videos of day for rendition by Willie Nelson, Johnnie Cash, and Kris Kristofferson)

Second quote of the day (Thanks Rev. Ted Pike):

HATE BILL WILL RIDE ON DEFENSE BILL!

According to the Washington Blade, the homosexual Human Rights Campaign and, "A senior Senate Democratic aide confirmed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intended to pass hate crimes legislation as an amendment to the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill. "We understand the House has concerns, but we have yet to find another vehicle that will work,” the aide said." (Hate crimes measure to ride on defense bill, July 3, 2009)

House members such as Rep. Barney Frank are "concerned" because Pres. Obama has promised to veto the arms bill since it will spend too much money on F-22 fighter jets. Frank recommends, according to the Blade, that the jet funding be reduced so that he and his fellow homosexuals may have an arms/hate bill package not offensive to the President.

Several Senate offices are now saying floor action on the hate bill amendment could occur as early as next week. A spokesperson for the Senate Judiciary Committee told me Sen. Leahy will announce a markup session for it. She said Sen. Kennedy could call for a vote on the hate bill without markup, but she doubted he would do so. Such an approach, she said, usually is reserved for bills which are generally agreed to by both sides. The senior aide quoted by the Blade said the Senate will "hopefully" approve the hate crimes measure but added, "it's going to be very, very close…as it has been in the past."

....

The reason the Democrats are again rushing the hate bill through as an amendment -- even to an arms bill that might be vetoed by the President -- is desperation. They are reeling from massive protest calling. They are unnerved by widespread criticism of Atty. Gen. Holder's outrageous assertion (that the hate bill is discriminatory and unneeded) generated by NPN's 10-minute video expose, "Holder Admits: No Equality in Hate Bill." (View video on the homepage of www.truthtellers.org) Democrats want out of the hate bill dilemma soon, not waiting until criticism gains even more momentum by mid-September, only a year before midterm elections.

Nine weeks ago they thought they could push the hate bill through rapidly as stand-alone legislation, as did the House. But public outrage over its "pedophile-protecting" provisions caused them to lose nerve. Now they don't want to risk attempted passage as a "stand-alone" bill that would force this legislation to stand alone, naked to its critics, exposed to increased derision, scrutiny and Republican amendments.

Clearly, the Democrats are desperate, attaching the hate bill again to an arms bill although this strategy miserably failed them two years ago.

Lovers of freedom must continue into next week, repeatedly calling in protest of the hate bill and asking all staffers and Senators to watch the Holder video at www.truthtellers.org.

Call toll-free 1-877-851-6437 or toll 1-202-225-3121 with this message: "Please tell the Senator not to vote for the hate crimes bill. Also, have you watched the shocking video that shows Attorney General Holder saying there is no equal protection under the hate bill? It's on the home page at www.truthtellers.org."

Callers now report that many staffers, both Republican and Democrat, reply that they have watched the Holder video. Let's saturate the Senate with this unprecedentedly powerful tool to discredit not only the hate bill but also ADL, the author of all anti-freedom hate crimes bills now passing through Congress.

The next two weeks are shaping up as the final battle over the federal hate bill -- a battle that will determine whether our 233 years of liberty and free speech will continue or be crushed under the jackboot of federal tyranny.

Everything we have been doing over the past weeks has been right on target. Let's keep doing the same -- only more throughout next week!

Third quote of the day (Thanks Human Events):

Only the United States Senate stands in the way of what the Wall Street Journal calls "the biggest tax in American history."

That's because the Pelosi-led House of Representatives just strong-armed the so-called American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (also known as "Cap-and-Trade") through the House of Representatives.

According to the Heritage Foundation, this massive "national energy tax" could cost the average family "nearly 3,000 per household per year."

House Minority Leader John Boehner points out that it will "put millions of Americans out of work" as American jobs are shipped overseas or lost outright.

Even President Obama admitted that under "Cap-and-Trade" legislation, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

But that's not all. Apparently, few if any Members of the House of Representatives even bothered to read this massive "national energy tax" before voting on it. Does this sound familiar?

According to Pioneer Press:

"Last week, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (the 'Cap and Trade Energy Bill'), or H.R. 2454, was 946 pages long. Over the weekend, it ballooned to 1,201 pages with no explanation for how or why."

Then, to add insult to injury, on the day of the vote, the Pelosi-led Congress added another 255 pages to the bill (which no one had read to begin with) at 3:00 AM (EST) and limited debate to three hours before passing this massive "national energy tax" at 7:16 PM (EST).

And when Boehner tried to read some of the provisions of this bill aloud on the floor of the House, liberals in Congress tried to shut him down.

"Democrats tried to shut me down as I read parts of Speaker Pelosi's national energy tax (also known as 'cap and trade') out loud on the House floor. For more than an hour I cited provisions that will destroy American jobs, raise prices for gasoline and electricity, and devastate middle-class families and small businesses," said Minority Leader Boehner.

If we are going to beat this horrifying reality... if we are going to defeat "Cap and Trade," the time to act is now.

Use the button below to send your personalized Blast Faxes to Barack Obama and every Republican Member of the United States Senate - or alternatively to President Obama and all 535 Members of Congress.

Tell them that you oppose the "Cap-and-Trade" scam rapidly making its way through Congress. Tell them that the American people do not want higher utility bills, higher prices at the pump and in the grocery store, diminished freedoms and a lower standard of living to help petty politicians achieve greater political power.

Demand they reject the so-called American Clean Energy and Security Act and all other Cap-and-Trade schemes now.

--http://www.humanevents.com

Moon's Day 2009-06-29:

Quote of the day (Thanks Nick M):

The Council on American-Islamic Relations intends to launch a nationwide campaign to distribute copies of the Islamic Quran to 100,000 local, state and national leaders, a campaign the organization's public relations department claims was inspired by President Obama's speech to Muslims earlier this month.

http://worldnetdaily.com, June 27,2009

Frigga's Day 2009-06-26:

Quote of the day (Thanks Nick M):

Do you know what happened 159 years ago this Fall... back in 1850?

California became a state.

The people had no electricity.

The state had no money.

Almost everyone spoke Spanish.

There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, nothing has changed except the women had real boobs and the men didn't hold hands.

Woden's Day 2009-06-24:

Quote of the day (Thanks Eileen):

[For your convenience] I have included a list below of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. They are our focus for S. 604 Audit the Fed [Ron Paul's bill]. [If your Senator is on this committee, please voice your opinion to him on this matter.]

Christopher J. Dodd Chairman (D-CT)

Richard C. Shelby Ranking Member (R-AL)

Tim Johnson (D-SD)

Robert F. Bennett (R-UT)

Jack Reed (D-RI)

Jim Bunning (R-KY)

Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Evan Bayh (D-IN)

Mel Martinez (R-FL)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Bob Corker (R-TN)

Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)

Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

David Vitter (R-LA)

Jon Tester (D-MT)

Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Herb Kohl (D-WI)

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

Mark Warner (D-VA)

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Second quote of the day (Thanks Tony):

Subject: more on demoralized White men.

Friends, this morning I went out to cut some firewood with truck and chain saw. I live in a rural area where it is relatively easy to pick up downed trees near the road.

As I arrived another guy shows up with intentions on the same tree. Being a sharing kind of guy, I suggest we split it. what the hey, I got plenty of firewood, (firewood-reflex : this is just kind of psychic knee-jerk left over from the days of relative poorness).

The guy is a near neighbor, 6'2" , long head, about 60, still blond hair, blue eyes, mesomorph. I ask him what his ancestry is. He says, "I'm Indian".

Now let that sink in for a couple moments and do not laugh (!). I ascertain that he is not the quickest of souls, but like most big white guys, good natured. We talk a bit about local stuff. I then point out that he is not an Indian but blue eyes and his head, and his body, and his hair color locate him in the far North of Europe, Scandinavian, or Dutch, or English, or North German. He then states that, "well, his grandfather was one quarter Indian, something like that."

We cut some firewood amicably enough, no need to fear a white guy with a chain saw. Talk a bit more. I give him both barrels: I tell him he is demoralized, that his colored "friends" is just so much bull shit, that Whites are buckling under the propaganda of the jews and the liberals, the whole 9 yards,,,,. He sorta looks at me blankly, who the hell is this lunatic? ,,,

So a pure racial type Nordic looks in the mirror and sees an Indian. Blue eyes, tall, blond, mesomorph...Indian. I told him he was getting had by the mexis, blacks, etc. etc. He replied:

"Nobody pushes me around". Right.we parted amicably and I invited him to drop by. smiles all 'round. joe

Moon's Day 2009-06-22:

Quote of the day:

That is the problem with governments these days. They want to do things all the time; they are always very busy thinking of what things they can do next. That is not what people want. People want to be left alone to look after [their own lives].

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (a novel), Alexander McCall Smith, pp 20-21

Woden's Day 2009-06-17:

Joke(?) of the Day:

A modern-day ballad I sing now to you

Of tragedy, comedy -- ESP too!

A court's the location, and tennis the game -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

Two pretty young matrons were waiting their turn

To "play at" at game where they had much to learn.

Ahead of them, waiting, were two bachelors -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

The bachelors, seeing a court open up,

Quite gallantly offered, "Let's all double up!"

The matrons consented, though one had her qualms -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

Before the game started, the one confessed doubt:

"I don't want to do this - can't we just back out?"

The other one, laughing, said, "It'll be fine!"

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

The minute the matrons paired up with the swains

For a set of "mixed doubles" - no trendier game! -

The swain opposite "Doubtful" said, "Oh, by the way ..."

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

"I'd just like to know", he said as he turned

To start the first serve of this game of "Got Burned".

"Do you and your hub play with her and hers?..."

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

The answer was "No" ... the game had to start ...

And e'er it was over they'd each lost their heart.

The score was ... Love, Love. And a corner'd been turned -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

In a couple of weeks we were playing again,

Two swains and two matrons, but already by then,

It was clear to all four that two hearts were aflame -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

The third game was different:

A unattached beauty was sent by the friend (me) to fulfill her duty.

But it was too late - tho they dated in time -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

A straight line from A to Z you can fill in -

What happened exactly is not in our ken -

Did he say he was sterile? Did she fall for that line?

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

"Discussions" with hub - you know the result:

"It's me or the baby - I'll not raise an insult!"

'Twas the baby that suffered, tho not in its prime -

(And don't let it happen to you!)

*********

It's twenty years later. I'm searching the net

To see if my friend will confide in me yet.

We're older - no wiser - but past menopause!

Just don't let it happen to you!

Don't let it happen to you!

Please ... don't let it happen to you!

*********

Frigga's Day 2009-06-12:

Joke of the Day (Thanks DRat):

Business is Business ...

A boy and his date were parked on a back road some distance from town, doing what boys and girls do on back roads some distance from town.

Things were getting hot and heavy when the girl stopped the boy.

"I really should have mentioned this earlier, but I'm actually a hooker and I charge $20 for sex," she said.

The boy just looked at her for a couple of seconds, but then reluctantly paid her, and they did their thing.

After the cigarette, the boy just sat in the driver's seat looking out the window. "Why aren't we going anywhere?" asked the girl.

"Well, I should have mentioned this before, but I'm actually a taxi driver, and the fare back to town is $25."

Frigga's Day 2009-06-05:

Quote of the day:

Police in Connecticut say thieves broke into a warehouse of Montano Cigarettes, Candy & Tobacco Inc., and stole some 15,000 cartons of cigarettes, worth about $1 million. The burglars disabled lighting and security systems and then used a ladder to scale a concrete wall and enter through a roof hatch. Surveillance cameras were able to catch only some of the action. Business owner Gary Montano says he thought his warehouse was "a complete fortress, impregnable." St Pete Times, of recent date.

Second quote of the day (Thanks Brett):

Interesting trend noted in several couples who grew up in the 70's and (no doubt) watched a lot of TV (in case that might have some relevance here) : have you noticed how many of these people abhor knickknacks of any kind, memorabilia, etc, preferring to keep a "clean slate" as far as decor is concerned, and also react with puzzlement to displays of grief, hastening to propose "substitutes" for the loved one, as if a clone (or as close to one as possible) of the loved one would be a perfectly good substitute?

Moon's Day 2009-06-01:

Quote of the day (Thanks Jeff Frazee, of Young Americans for Liberty):

In January, I set an ambitious goal of forming over 100 Young Americans for Liberty chapters by the end of the school semester. Today, I’m happy to report we have far surpassed our goal.

142 YAL chapters are currently active or forming on high school and college campuses across the country!

I’ve been waiting until the end of the semester to give you the good news, and I am overjoyed to share it with you. It was only 6 months ago Congressman Ron Paul publically endorsed Young Americans for Liberty as the youth movement to carry his torch.

Now look at us!

Each Young Americans for Liberty chapter has their own story. Some chapters are a small group of dedicated friends, and others contain an army of active members.

For example, one of YAL’s strongest groups, our Wake Forest University chapter, hosted Congressman Paul on campus and attracted an audience of 1,300!

1,300 people came out to see a Texas congressman on a North Carolina campus with a student body of only 4,400 undergrads.

Can you believe that?!

Beyond the countless stories of overwhelming campus support for our principles, many of our chapters are also making a huge impact in reforming oppressive school policy.

Consider the YAL chapter at Warsaw Community High School . . .

On the day of Obama’s inauguration, they took part in YAL’s “Real Change Requires R3volution” event, protesting the road to serfdom upon which Barack Obama is intent upon taking America.

These young liberty activists dared to hand out pocket constitutions and flyers on their campus explaining the dangers of Obama’s socialist policies.

Once the administration found out about their activities, they pulled the students out of class and confiscated their materials.

Fortunately, the students made a strong case for freedom to their school board, and the school has now changed their policies to allow for greater free speech on campus.

Thanks to your support, high school students are standing up for -- and winning back -- their 1st Amendment rights! ...

Please do your part to keep us growing and making a difference. A $250, $100, or $50 donation will go a long way towards the education and training of our young people.

Second quote of the day (Thanks Nick M):

In view of the draconian and tyrannical manner in which the British government usually reacts to any threat to their policy of enforced diversity and multiculturalism whether the people want it or not, the U.K. will probably institute some kind of Soviet-style internal passport system and begin using armed force to compel Whites to remain in their increasingly dangerous and squalid nieghborhoods, surrounded by violent blacks and Asians. You also have to bear in mind that the U.K. is not like the U.S.A.; we still have pretty much infinite wide open spaces over here, and the wealthy liberals and retiring Baby Boomers can always create more gated communities, Boomertowns, and "latte towns" to which they can flee for safety and material luxury, and a discreetly all-White (or at least safely predominantly White) environment with a strong police force that, although low profile, tolerates no nigger nonsense. Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Napa, California and the Florida "Redneck Riviera" around Panama Beach for retirees spring to mind. Britain is a tiny little island, and they don't have that luxury; they just keep trying to jam more and more sardines into the tin, mostly brown and rotten ones, and eventually the tin is going to crack and its smelly contents will be pulverized under the pressure.

Christian Monitor, 3/10/2009

Third quote ot the day (from St Pete Times, 5/30/09, p 9A)(article on N. Korea by Stefan Jaeger, a reporter for Austria's Kleine Zeitung currently on fellowship with the St. Pete Times):

I could see a reality the North Koreans pretended doesn' t exist -- that many people wouldn't have jobs if the government didn't force them to practice for parades months in the future, that people are so poor they cut branches from trees around the city just for firewood. If they [won't] acknowledge what [is] right next to them, it [is] easy to ignore the world outside.

Fourth quote of the day - Thanks Nick M

Posted: May 28, 2009

11:50 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling

2009 WorldNetDaily

A California school district has approved a mandatory homosexual curriculum for children as young as 5 -- and parents will not be allowed to remove their children from the lessons.

The mandatory program, officially titled "LGBT Lesson #9," was approved May 26 by the Alameda County Board of Education by a vote of 3-2. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about "tolerance" for the homosexual lifestyle beginning next year.

The curriculum is in addition to the school's current anti-bullying program and is estimated to cost $8,000 for curriculum and training.

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