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Darn Those Joos! March 23, 2011

Posted by Michael in Heroes, News, Technology.

When there is a catastrophe like the earthquake in Haiti, wouldn’t you think that the Joos could take a break from their own problems (like the bombing in Jerusalem today), and from their conspiracies by the Elders of Zion to control the world banking system?  Couldn’t they lend a helping hand with the ill-gotten gains they earned by oppressing working people?

Oh wait, they did.

Thanks to Retired Geezer for the link.

Bonus photo from Geezer of our esteemed President and First Lady is below the break.

Hey sport, that dollar sign around your neck is shrinking, thanks to you.

I suppose that is photoshopped, but it is still hilarious.


1. geoff - March 23, 2011

Dang, you should check out that worth1000.com site. They’ve got jillions of awesome photoshops and other cool stuff.

2. tzopilotl - March 23, 2011

…the word is spelled, juice. stones are short on it, and unanchored charity is like throwing a rock
in the ocean, a glass of water, maybe, is ok.

Michael - March 23, 2011

I remember hearing a sermon where the pastor told a story about how there was a bad storm at the coast. After the storm, the beach was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed up. They were all dying in the hot son. A little boy went to the beach and started throwing the starfish back into the water.

A man approached him and said, “Son, don’t you know it is hopeless to save all these these starfish?”

The kid threw another starfish into the water, and said, “Mister, I saved that one.”

Michael - March 23, 2011

I mean, let’s face it, Haiti is hopeless. It is a country run by criminal gangs.

But Cathy and I had a sponsored child in Haiti named Senio St. Jules, for about twelve years until he became an adult, and we made a difference for him. He survived the earthquake, did not join a gang (not easy for a kid in Haiti), has gotten an education, and sometimes goes to church. He thanked us for helping him to not join a gang.

Starfish in the water.

3. BrewFan - March 23, 2011

We have a little boy in Honduras we sponsor. I’ve often wondered if its worth the little I can afford to give. Now I know! Starfish! Thanks, Michael.

Michael - March 23, 2011

Brew, I don’t really think it’s the money that makes the difference.

I think it’s just a kid in desperate circumstances knowing that somebody out there cares.

4. d3ft punk - March 23, 2011

The greatest use of AutoTune in the history of ever:

Michael - March 23, 2011

A drop-in comment by d3ft always strikes me as a peculiar honor, given his pedigree.

One cannot help but speculate — how long has he been lurking before he deemed us worthy of his presence?

5. Vmaximus - March 23, 2011

More puppy Golden…ness

6. Retired Geezer - March 23, 2011

Did you think it was odd that the dancers all made fun of the one-legged guy?

7. Cathy - March 24, 2011

Did you think it was odd that the dancers all made fun of the one-legged guy?

No. Thinking that was a performance to set up the audience for the big surprise when he started dancing. He and the lady dance partner probably also practiced that routine together beforehand. Just my guess.

8. Cathy - March 24, 2011

Btw — very touching. Yea, the starfish analogy is a perfect fit. Watching the video of the Jewish physician in charge of the project, it’s obvious that HE is making it very clear that he is blessed by the opportunity to do this for these folks, especially this dancer.

Mission trips are like that also… those of us who want to serve and reach to others end up being the people who are blessed most.

9. lauraw - March 24, 2011

It’s funny that they don’t find it unacceptable to script themselves ridiculing a cripple. Like, this is pretty normal behavior.

Other cultures are mean and rotten, and that makes me laugh.

10. lauraw - March 24, 2011

When I was a kid, my family was friends with this other Italian family who had a marginally mentally-disabled adult son. He was a barber.

They tried to go back to live in Italy but ended up returning to the US. Their son not only couldn’t find work, but people treated him cruelly. They mocked him and called him vicious names. Even children.

When folks in this country point at how great European sensibilities are, it is hard to not remind them that these sophisticated Euros are all really only one or two generations away from having been ignorant asshole villagers.

11. Retired Geezer - March 24, 2011

Good point, Laura.

12. Cathy - March 24, 2011

Americans are kinder and more mannerly. Totally agree. And when we travel some take advantage of our kind spirits.

Just ask Michael about the altercation on the streets in Lima Peru where local observers actually applauded Michael when he yelled obscenities at a rude hawker.

And I don’t tolerate crap from little peddlers who roll in mud to appear as cripples either.

13. Retired Geezer - March 24, 2011

I don’t tolerate crap from little peddlers who roll in mud to appear as cripples either.

*quickly hoses Dave off*

14. Mitchell - March 24, 2011

OT but Amazon finally got that Marie Sharps hot sauce in stock so I ordered a bottle each of the regular & habanero versions. This stuff better be good.

15. Cathy - March 24, 2011

Hahahaha Geezer. You should have seen the look on Michael’s face when I used my best Spanish and anger to shoo away the filthy little urchin. We’d been in country for almost a week by that time. Such awesome history, culture, and beauty, but some disgusting filth and squalor too.

16. Cathy - March 24, 2011

Woo-hoo, Mitchell!

Try it on eggs, steak, burgers, chicken, whatevah.

17. geoff - March 24, 2011

This stuff better be good.

I think it’s super. I keep running out.

18. geoff - March 24, 2011

Americans are kinder and more mannerly.

…and we understand the concept of lines and waiting your turn.

19. Cathy - March 24, 2011

I think it’s super. I keep running out.

I went to Peppercorn when I was there and bought another half-dozen LARGE bottles of the hottest stuff. Yea. We run out too.

20. geoff - March 24, 2011

I took a bottle of Marie Sharp’s with me to the Old Louisville Inn to eat their Colorado Gumbo. It’s an outstanding dish, and Marie Sharp’s made it even better.

But then I left the bottle at the table when we left. I was so bummed.

Fortunately Peppercorn isn’t that far away, so I was soon resupplied.

21. Michael - March 24, 2011

Hey Geoff, what happened to your gonzo new economics post?

22. Michael - March 24, 2011

When I have to resort to eating a frozen dinner, I barely look at the box. Whatever is in there, it’s going to end up tasting like Marie Sharp’s.

23. geoff - March 24, 2011

Hey Geoff, what happened to your gonzo new economics post?

I couldn’t make a graphic I liked, so I finally just wrote a follow-on post to Monty’s Doom post yesterday morning. The point deserves a better treatment and nationwide dissemination, but I haven’t had a lot of contiguous time of late, so I haven’t been up to the task.

Yesterday I wrote a summary in the comments at The Hostages, which I think really made the point:

I finally gave up on writing The Debt Post, and just wrote a debt post this morning. The bottom line is that Obama et al. have kilt us. The most optimistic projection is that it will take 12 years to get us back to the debt level we had 6 months ago.

You heard that right. 12 years to get back to the debt level at the end of September last year. And that’s if we can make major cuts, reform SS/Medicare/Medicaid, and increase taxes.

12 years to pay off FY11′s debt. All by itself.


I think everybody needs to understand that – it certainly shows the gravity of the debt situation and the damage that the Obama administration has done.

24. lauraw - March 24, 2011

I’ll tell you why/how it isn’t getting the attention; people are weary to the bone, and scrolling by the doom posts.

This is a problem.

It may need to be reworked and re-posted, then pimped properly this time.

Let’s coordinate on email.

25. geoff - March 24, 2011

That sounds great.

26. Mitchell - March 24, 2011

*Hands out assless chaps & football shoulderpads to everyone*

So we need a good name for our post-econopocalypse wasteland roving road warrior gang. Any suggestions?

27. daveintexas - March 24, 2011

Hey Mitchell, I been meanin to ax you, since you dropped all that tonnage like the stud you are, do you still have the diabeetus?

28. Mitchell - March 24, 2011

Well, about that. The last time I took the A1C blood test for diabeetus it was in the normal range and that means that it’s controlled. I have no more symptoms. I still take my pills and monitor my blood sugar. Alas, I kinda lost my diet & exercise discipline and have been putting the porkage back on. I REALLY need to get back on that horse.

29. Retired Geezer - March 24, 2011

I REALLY need to get back on that horse.

Dude, we care about you.

Just do it.

(I remember when I had lunch with Mitchell, he got a half-sandwich and I got the WORKS).

He has willpower that I’ve only dreamed of.

30. kevl - March 25, 2011

The Daily Doom post is a bad idea. Starting each day reading about the coming apocalypse is a bit of a downer. Doesn’t fit into the sharpness and snark of the AoS.

He should have his own blog for that, IMO.

31. Retired Geezer - March 25, 2011

Starting each day reading about the coming apocalypse is a bit of a downer.

Yeah, true dat.

I used to be real evangelistic about TEOTWAWKI but I found that I was either preaching to the choir or else people didn’t want to hear it.

32. Retired Geezer - March 25, 2011

^The End Of The World As We Know It.

33. daveintexas - March 25, 2011

I don’t read the DOOM posts anymore either, even though I agree with them. It’s simple arithmetic, obligated spending is skyrocketing and unless we change it, nothing else matters.

I heard my congressman, John Carter, say the very same thing at a luncheon two days ago. I just can’t start my day with them, every day.

Mitchell, I hear you on the program. My stomach is the most impressive organ in the world, it’s a highly efficient machine, and I have to tame it again. But we did it once and we can do it again. Glad to hear you had some benefits from that (aside from feeling and lookin better, those ain’t nothin either).

34. Cathy - March 25, 2011

Never got into the Daily Doom and won’t start. I get enough Tea Party email every single day.

Trying to back out a bit. Clubbing dead horses… not a worthwhile strategy.

35. geoff - March 25, 2011

…unless we change it, nothing else matters.

Which is why I think it’s imperative that we make in unavoidably clear where we’re at to the public. This nonsense of “we’re fine because nobody has cut off our borrowing” has got to be squelched. “Social security is fully-funded?” Hah!

We can’t let those sorts of statements stand. We have to pull the rug out from under those guys or reform will never happen.

The nice thing about the “12 years to pay off just this year’s spending” soundbite is that it shows the undeniable magnitude of the problem, and shows just who is to blame for it. As far as I can tell, nobody has thought of it that way – even regular readers of the “Doom” posts. And when you explain it that way, people get this look of shock on their faces as they finally realize just how bad this situation is.

So I’m sorry to be part of the Doom machine, but I think it’s our last shot to contribute to the momentum for real Hope and Change.

36. Cathy - March 25, 2011

Geoff. You can tell me Doom anytime. I’m happy to hear it FROM YOU. Just clarifying that I can’t spend my entire day reading though the negative stuff without knowing what sort of action to plan and execute.

I could bore you with stories about the amount of effort we Tea party leadership and participants DO to get ‘some folks’ to wake up. Overwhelming! Michael will vouch for me.

37. geoff - March 25, 2011

Geoff. You can tell me Doom anytime.

That’s just pillow talk, baby.

38. geoff - March 25, 2011

Dang, didn’t get the quote quite right:

Sheila: But what of all those sweet words you spoke in private?
Ash: Oh that’s just what we call pillow talk, baby, that’s all.

39. Cathy - March 25, 2011

Geoff. You can tell me Doom anytime.

That’s just pillow talk, baby.

Yea. You had me at ‘Doom.’

40. Mitchell - March 25, 2011

OK, got the Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce in yesterday. Very good! I am impressed. I got two versions – “Hot” and “Fiery Hot”. The merely “hot” one is about the same level heat-wise as Tabasco. The other is distinctly hotter. I started knitting a cozy for the bigger bottle. 🙂 I’m also going to try and crochet a little sombrero for the cap. Do they wear sombreros in Belize?

41. Mitchell - March 25, 2011

Speaking of ‘Doom’ I have this queued up at Amazon: The Modern Survival Manual.

42. Cathy - March 25, 2011

Do they wear sombreros in Belize?

Um. No. But the Amish men wear straw hats.

43. Michael - March 25, 2011

Michael will vouch for me.

Huh? Did you say something honey?

44. Michael - March 25, 2011

Um. No. But the Amish men wear straw hats.

I saw somebody wearing a Lakers cap. Can you knit that?

45. Mitchell - March 25, 2011

^Probably but I don’t want to.

46. Truth Seeker - April 10, 2012

Do they allow toothless inbreds to use the internet and blog? Taking a break from boning your uncle to write an intolerant and ignorant statement?

47. geoff - April 11, 2012

Somebody doesn’t follow sarcasm very well.

And yes, they allow anybody to use the internet and blog. It’s called freedom.

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