Happy New Year December 31, 2010Posted by wintersetruss in News.
Here’s wishes for a joyous New Year from the dark heart of Winterset, IA.
In celebration, here is a song from the second greatest* two-man band ever. Local H, featuring Scott and Joe (the original lineup) from the ’96 CD “Pack Up The Cats”.
I bought this disc when it came out, and I recently dug it out and put it on a regular rotation. Yet another important thing I need to teach Mo’ Money.
Speaking of Mo’ Money, he’s doing fine. He’s developing a bit of a stutter, but I think its mostly from being excited.
Who Pays The Federal Income Tax? December 29, 2010Posted by Michael in Economics, Politics.
ME, that’s who.
Thanks to Doug for the tip. (Click to enlarge.)
Fairness compels me to point out that federal income taxes are only a portion of the tax burden. If you look at the total take of government, including Social Security and Medicare taxes, state and local property and sales taxes, gasoline and other excise taxes, etc., the system is far less progressive than this graph suggests. It is mildly progressive, but not as outrageous as the graph suggests.
Still, the graph makes a valid point. Soaking the rich with higher federal income taxes won’t work. The problem is spending.
The Great Global Warming Swindle December 28, 2010Posted by Michael in Economics, Nature Shit, Politics.
Lengthy, but well worth watching. Thanks to Retired Geezer for the tip.
The video presents all of the points made in my post on the global warming scam a year ago — “Noise”, and more. The key concept is the scientific principle of falsification.
Shootin’ with Grandpa December 27, 2010Posted by skinbad in Art, Ballistics, Entertainment, Family, Food, History, Man Laws, Personal Experiences, Technology, Travel.
Visiting with Dad today for some post-holiday cheer and leftover mooching. The gals went shopping. The manly dudes went shooting. What was on the menu today?
From left to right: Colt Detective Special .38 — Kimber Pro Carry II .45 (not as pretty as Dave’s, but shoots as nice) — High Standard Sport King .22 LR — Smith & Wesson Highway Patrolman .357 (it turned a few heads at the range in a “what the hell was that?” way)
When the handguns were being put away, I put some of the long guns out for a photo as well. So, just for fun, and especially for Russ:
Also, I don’t think a new crime fighter has been introduced. This is Jasper–a.k.a. “Poochie.” I think my wife loves me as much as this dog, but I’m not sure I want to ask.
So Merry Late Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Utah Skinbads to you and urine.
Man Cookies December 26, 2010Posted by Retired Geezer in Man Laws, Technology.
Since I thrilled y’all with recent posts of Camp Geezer ™
here’s some cookies I baked recently.
Click to enlarge.
Merry Christmas My Friends December 25, 2010Posted by BrewFan in Heroes.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever” – Isaiah 9:6-7
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14
I posted this note on my Facebook page yesterday. I don’t know why, but this has been on my heart lately so I’m going to put it here too and pray maybe somebody will find some comfort if they are hurting this Christmas:
It is well known that many among us suffer from deep melancholy or even depression during the Christmas season. It could be because we especially miss a loved one or maybe the year past was one of disappointment or health problems or unfulfilled goals. Whatever the reason, many are hurting more than usual right now.
What is not so well known is that the person who’s birthday we’re going to celebrate tomorrow offers a solution. He said,
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Drop me a note if you want to know how you can “Come to Him”. I wish all of you a joyous Christmas and pray you will find rest for your souls.
How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse At Christmas December 24, 2010Posted by Michael in Humor.
Some practical, common sense advice right here:
Santa and the IB Wimmin December 23, 2010Posted by Retired Geezer in Food, Man Laws.
OK, it’s not really the IB Wimmin. (As far as you know).
I could say that it was me in the Santa Suit. That would be a lie.
This is an old photo from the show I worked for 10 years before I retired.
I actually remember the names of some of the showgirls.
I uploaded the large files into the space that Michael generously pays for each year.
You can click to enlarge them. (The photos)
I’m a giver.
Reindeer Factory December 22, 2010Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Ballistics, Man Laws, Religion.
This post is for Lipstick and Cathy… and Reindeer lovers everywhere.
Mrs. Geezer’s friend, Nancy, gave us the plans for Cute Little Christmas Reindeer.
Mostly all you need are 2×4’s, a red drawer-pull and festive decorating
We took a bunch of 2×4’s over to Bud-the-Neighbor’s to do the initial construction.
I didn’t take photos of the entire process but here’s the scene that greeted us the next day when we went over to finish.
Bud stood all the deer up except for two that he drenched with ketchup “Had to shoot a couple”. Of course he covered the deer with saran wrap before he put the ‘blood’ on them.
We made about a dozen of them. Here’s some pictures of the finished product (and bonus photo of Spudder, for Lipstick).
Winter Wonderland – Idaho Style December 21, 2010Posted by Retired Geezer in Ballistics, Ducks.
Mrs. Geezer has created the Camp Geezer ™ Winter Tableau.
Yes Lipstick, Reindeer really know how to fly.
The Garfield Santa used to have a gold tooth, (not unlike Dave in Texas), but it fell out in the snow.
Best wishes to all the IB’ers and guests.