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TLAPD! TLAPD!

Posted by Richard on September 19, 2016

Shiver me timbers! I almost forgot that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. And there’s not a drop of rum in the house!

Q: What comic strip do pirates like best?

A: Gary Larrrson’s The Farrr Side

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Popehat explains why it’s (almost) never RICO

Posted by Richard on June 19, 2016

If you’re like me, you probably don’t know much about the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute. You probably don’t think you need to, and you’re right (unless you’re one of those people who wants to use RICO for this, that, or the other thing that upsets you). And you undoubtedly think reading about RICO would be tedious, dull, and boring for anyone who isn’t a lawyer, and maybe even for them. Well, there you’d be wrong.

What if I told you that you could learn all about RICO and its uses and misuses while being thoroughly entertained and amused?

Don’t believe me? Check out Ken White’s marvelous Lawsplainer: IT’S NOT RICO, DAMMIT. I’ll accept your apology for doubting me when you’re done.

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“I Think My Dog’s a Democrat”

Posted by Richard on March 28, 2016

Acting like he’s entitled is what gave him away.


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Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Posted by Richard on September 19, 2015

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. What are you going to do to celebrate? If you click that link, you can sing along with “Drunken Sailor.” Granted, it’s more fun after several helpings of grog, and the sun is barely over the yardarm. But since it’s Saturday (which, as the site points out, makes this Talk Like A Pirate Weekend) …

Q: Who is the most popular cartoonist among pirates?
A: Gary Laarrrson (The Faarrr Side)

Q: What board game do pirates like to play?
A: Paarrrcheesi

Drink up, folks, I’ll be here all night. <tap><tap><tap> Is this thing on?

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Awesome political commentary

Posted by Richard on January 10, 2015

Today’s Mallard Fillmore comic strip caricatures the Republican leadership almost perfectly. But check it out at Billlls Idle Mind; he points out the one small flaw. *snicker*

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Avast! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Posted by Richard on September 19, 2014

Ahoy, me hearties! I hope ye be enjoying International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Starrrt yer celebration by hitting that link and singing along with “Drunken Sailor.” And make sure ye have some grog later today.

Q: When they want to get away from the sea, where do pirates like to go?

A: Arrrkansas.

Q: What kind of sweaters do pirates prefer?

A: Carrrdigans.

Q: What rock musicians would pirates most like to meet?

A: The Wilson wenches from Hearrrt.

OK, I’ll stop now.

Arrr! International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19

 

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Hillary’s FB friends help her list accomplishments

Posted by Richard on April 24, 2014

Lots of people have been having a good laugh about the fact that neither Hillary Clinton nor a State Department spokesperson could come up with an answer when asked to name her accomplishments. But Herman Cain has come up with by far the funniest take on the issue. It’s a must-read, must-laugh, and might just bring tears to your eyes.

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SNL lampoons Obama and Obamacare push

Posted by Richard on March 29, 2014

Saturday Night Live’s opening monologue lampooned Obama and the desperate attempts to sell Obamacare in the way that they used to lampoon Bush. It’s not uproariously funny, but it’s well worth watching. I’d embed it here, but instead I’m going to direct you to SNL Cold Open: How Far Will Obama Go To Sell Obamacare? Bieber Tongue Bath Far? Or Just Pope Pimpin’? by Caleb Howe. You can watch it there.

The alternative is to quote Howe’s comments in their entirety, because they’re really much more entertaining than the skit. Especially if you’re a “Once Upon a Time” fan.

Be sure to scroll on down and read Caleb Howe’s short biography. It’s pretty funny too.

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Airport screening results

Posted by Richard on March 29, 2014

Like she said, hysterical.

UPDATE: To be fair, I should note that this overstates the number of members of Congress without balls by at least 33 — the 29 representatives and 4 senators who are members of the Liberty Caucus.

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Dueling Gadsden humor

Posted by Richard on March 22, 2014

The folks at Organizing for America (OFA; formerly Obama for America), in an uncharacteristic moment of light-hearted humor, decided to have some fun with the iconic Gadsden flag frequently seen at Tea Party rallies:

Gadsden flag - OFA version

I’ve got to hand it to them, that’s pretty clever.

But the folks at the satirical “communist” site The People’s Cube thought it lacked something: honesty. Here’s their more truthful version:

Gadsden flag - People's Cube version

There, that fixed it. 🙂

For a good laugh, drop by The People’s Cube from time to time, if only for a quick check of “News we just don’t have time to write about,” which features gems like these:

The President’s latest talking point on Obamacare: “I didn’t build that”

Efforts to achieve moisture justice for California thwarted by unfair redistribution of snow in America

Putin annexes Brighton Beach to protect ethnic Russians in Brooklyn, Obama appeals to UN and EU for help

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Sen. Cruz has a sense of humor

Posted by Richard on March 15, 2014

Did you see the poster of a “bad boy” version of Sen. Ted Cruz? The Senator did, and responded with humor:

 

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Defending ‘truthiness’ in political speech

Posted by Richard on March 5, 2014

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus is going before the Supreme Court. It’s a free speech case in which the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List challenges an Ohio campaign law criminalizing false statements about politicians. During the 2010 campaign, SBA List claimed that Rep. Steven Driehaus’ vote for Obamacare amounted to a vote for taxpayer-funded abortions. This was an illegal false statement according to Driehaus.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Some folks associated with the Cato Institute, including P.J. O’Rourke, have filed an amici curiae brief in the case (PDF). It provides by far the most entertaining reading the Supremes will encounter all year. Here’s a sample:

In modern times, “truthiness” — a “truth” asserted “from the gut” or because “it feels right,” without regard to evidence or logic — is also a key part of political discourse. It is difficult to imagine life without it, and our political discourse is weakened by Orwellian laws that try to prohibit it.

After all, where would we be without the knowledge that Democrats are pinko-communist flag-burners who want to tax churches and use the money to fund abortions so they can use the fetal stem cells to create pot-smoking lesbian ATF agents who will steal all the guns and invite the UN to take over America? Voters have to decide whether we’d be better off electing Republicans, those hateful, assault-weapon-wielding maniacs who believe that George Washington and Jesus Christ incorporated the nation after a Gettysburg reenactment and that the only thing wrong with the death penalty is that it isn’t administered quickly enough to secular-humanist professors of Chicano studies.

HT: Steven Hayward

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Working 1 to 5

Posted by Richard on February 24, 2014

Obamacare is relentlessly turning full-time workers into part-time workers (or labor force dropouts dependent on government handouts) and pushing part-time workers below the magical 30-hour/week threshold. Even state and local governments are getting into the act. So an “Obamacare remix” of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” is a no-brainer. Remy Munasifi and the folks at Reason.TV were up to the task:


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 HT: Steven Hayward

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Aarr! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Posted by Richard on September 19, 2013

Shiver me timbers! I almost forgot that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s not too late to hit that link, sing along with “Drunken Sailor,” and check out all the pirate humor, pirate lingo, and other pirate stuff.

Q: Why do pirates like Walmart so much?
A: It’s headquartered in Aarrkansas and it rrrolls back prices.

 

Arrr! International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19

 

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Alinskying Obama

Posted by Richard on February 4, 2013

By now, you’ve probably seen the picture released by the White House of the President allegedly skeet shooting. Did you know that the White House has strict rules limiting how such official photos can be used and prohibits altering them in any way? Of course, this edict has failed to deter countless wielders of PhotoShop. Resistor in the Rockies, citing Rule #5 from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (“Ridicule is Man’s Most Potent Weapon”), has collected a ton of them. Prepare to ROTFL.

Carl Bussjaeger has some, too, along with a good analysis of the original White House photo. His conclusion, which I find persuasive, is that it’s a fake. Obama may have posed with the shotgun on his shoulder, but the smoke plumes were PhotoShopped in afterwards to make it look like he was firing. Steve Sheldon, a “lifelong shotgunner,” came to the same conclusion. The administration is just trying to persuade the bitter clingers and other rubes that Obama isn’t really anti-gun, despite a political lifetime of statements and actions to the contrary.

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