Roundup

I shared this on Facebook a while back and possibly here, but it is definitely worth a re-post. The humor from the massive understatement of the first line is surpassed by the “but it was worth it, of course” vibe of the second.  Dedicated to all my spider-hating friends and family.

Burglars lock homeowner in gun closet with predictably hilarious results — in Texas, of course!

Parents, Do You Think Before You Post?  Good reminders about thinking ahead.

Parents, before you post about your small children, imagine a 13-year-old version of them reading over your shoulder. Your child bears the image of God just as you do. Does what you communicate honor them as equal image-bearers? Does it provide short-term gratification for you or honor long-term relationship with them? Does it potentially expose them to ridicule or label them? Does it record a negative sentiment that an adult would recognize as fleeting but an adolescent might not?

Our Lawless President: Obama’s IRS Thuggery Certainly Was No Coincidence — Obama has operated like this during his entire career.  In Illinois he won elections by illegally getting divorce records unsealed.  The IRS issues are just the tip of the iceberg. You do not want government to have that much power, because it will inevitably get abused.

Oh, and when they are playing the “we were idiots / gov’t is too big to know everything about it” card, that is a good time to remind them of how much time Obama spends on golf, vacations and fundraising.

Also see The IRS abuse of power scandal started from the top.  Typical Chicago-style thuggery to intimidate donors.  (“That’s a real nice business you have there.  It would be a shame if my IRS organization had to go audit it.”)

In April 2012, an Obama campaign website named and slurred eight Romney donors. It tarred Mr. VanderSloot as a “wealthy individual” with a “less-than-reputable record.” Other donors were described as having been “on the wrong side of the law.”

This was the Obama version of the phone call—put out to every government investigator (and liberal activist) in the land.

Twelve days later, a man working for a political opposition-research firm called an Idaho courthouse for Mr. VanderSloot’s divorce records. In June, the IRS informed Mr. VanderSloot and his wife of an audit of two years of their taxes. In July, the Department of Labor informed him of an audit of the guest workers on his Idaho cattle ranch. In September, the IRS informed him of a second audit, of one of his businesses. Mr. VanderSloot, who had never been audited before, was subject to three in the four months after Mr. Obama teed him up for such scrutiny.

The last of these audits was only concluded in recent weeks. Not one resulted in a fine or penalty. But Mr. VanderSloot has been waiting more than 20 months for a sizable refund and estimates his legal bills are $80,000. That figure doesn’t account for what the president’s vilification has done to his business and reputation.

A great take down here:

Venezuela, out of toilet paper — and more!  But socialism is still the right path for the U.S.!  At least that’s what the media, education system, entertainment industry and Democrats tell me.

Great post about John Newton, author of Amazing Grace

9 things you should know about human cloning

They forgot the most obvious one: Real butter tastes better!  I just switched to it recently.  The key is using one with a little olive oil or something similar so it is spreadable.  When in doubt, go with the most natural thing.

Mmmmmm . . . butter.

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8 thoughts on “Roundup

  1. I always use real butter. I’ve been saying for years that butter is better-tasting and healthier than margarine. Too many people think it’s the reverse, but this is a left-over from the period (50’s-70’s) when our society was just sure that science could do everything better than nature. They told women that formula was better than breastmilk and a whole generation of enlightened women thought they were doing best for their children by not breastfeeding. They had all kinds of new “scientific” products to better our health that included mercury, lead, and radioactive materials. Margarine was the “new” and scientific way to butter our toast that didn’t include all those horrible saturated fats. Only later did we find out that hydrogenated oils like margarine have trans fats, which are way worse than any saturated fats. And, of course, saturated fats are not the horrible demons they were made out to be. Most of the studies that found saturated fats and cholesterol linked to heart disease and such were carried out on rabbits – which are herbivores and thus don’t handle cholesterol or saturated fats very well because they aren’t designed to eat them. Carnivores and omnivores handle them much better. But people still think cholesterol and saturated fats are terrible. Anyway, butter is certainly much better for you than margarine. My mother-in-law is finally starting to listen to me on this after being so sure that she needed to replace butter with margarine for her health.

  2. I say to arachnophobes, “What’s wrong with spiders? They’re like tiny fuzzy puppies. With eight legs. And eight eyes. And sticky feet. And sharp venomous fangs hanging from their faces. And squishy bodies. And they shoot sticky webbing from their butts to get entangled in your hair. What’s there to be afraid of?

  3. I always want to ask arachnophobes, “What’s wrong with spiders? They’re like fuzzy little puppies. With eight legs. And eight eyes. And sticky feet. And sharp venomous fangs hanging from their faces. And squishy bodies. And they shoot webbing from their butts, which then gets entangled in your hair. What’s there to be afraid of?”

    I find spiders to be fascinating creatures.

  4. I always enjoy your graphics. You find some good ones!

    Obama politics has always been Chicago politics, so no surprises for those of us who were informed from the beginning.

    I had a good laugh about the burglars putting the guy in the closet with his guns. They’ll probably not make that mistake again.

    And I love butter. Margarine is a very poor substitute. The best substitute we’ve found is “Move Over Butter,” which is good for spreading on toast instead of waiting for butter to soften, and it is also good for “greasing” cake pans. But butter can’t be beat.

  5. I’m a big fan of the “if your grandmother thought it was food, then eat it [in moderation]” diet. Our bodies understand how to process milk fat; they have no freaking clue what to do with trans fats.

    I’ve also found that many full-cream products are much more satisfying than the alternatives; think of Brie versus the crummy cheese on pizza. Or compare a really good chocolate with those hundred-calorie snack packs that make you want to eat five of them, since they aren’t really doing the trick.

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