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Prancercise Reprise July 19, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

The Broward/Palm Beach Times follows up the infamous Prancercise video with an in-depth look at Joanna Rohrback and her oeuvre. It’s kind of a can’t-tear-your-eyes-away read, actually, with plenty of philosphical and empowering quotes, like:

“Embarrassed?” asked Rohrback, who’s amassed a cult following thanks to the revealing tightness of her spandex. “If my camel toe doesn’t embarrass me, why would this? I’m not embarrassed at all!”


“I don’t pay attention to the neighsayers,” she announced. “Get it? N-E-I-G-H. It doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve always been special, and now all these people are finally noticing it. And I just wanna tell ’em, ‘What took you so long?’ “

That long-awaited Innocent Bystanders 5 Million Views Party?

We’re gonna be prancing for sure.

Losing Money, the Obamacare Way July 19, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

The President is running around touting the rebates that some consumers are getting from health insurance companies who didn’t meet the “80% spending on health care” criterion. Sez the Prez:

“Last year, millions of Americans opened letters from their insurance companies. But instead of the usual dread that comes from getting a bill, they were pleasantly surprised with a check. In 2012, 13 million rebates went out, in all 50 states. Another 8.5 (million) rebates are being sent out this summer, averaging around 100 bucks each.”

Champion of the little guy!! Defender of the people!! Battling the eeevil capitalist blood-sucking corporations to create a better tomorrow!!!

Well, not so much.

If You Haven’t Been Checking Out the Thursday Posts at Hookers & Booze July 18, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

…do yourself a favor and get over there. And rifling through their archives is time well spent.

Neglected Ducks get First Swim July 18, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks.

ObamaCareNado July 18, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Humor, Religion.

1948 Cartoon July 17, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Economics, Man Laws, Sex.

Beware the ‘ISM’

From the Unfortunate Headlines Department July 16, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

NASA aborts spacewalk after leak into astronaut’s helmet

Don’t they have facilities on the Space Station?

“If I had a son….Oops! Mum’s the Word!” July 16, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

This would be hilarious if it didn’t make you cry:

Gibbs: Obama must be ‘careful’ weighing in on Trayvon Martin case

It gets even better:

“He is the president of the United States, and anything he says or does could be seen as coloring the Justice Department’s review of this case, and there’s no doubt he wants to give that process some space,” Gibbs said on MSNBC.

Leaves you speechless, doesn’t it?

Michelle Obama Turns Our Kids Into Oliver Twists July 16, 2013

Posted by geoff in News.

Michelle Obama’s school lunch program isn’t really working out. The GAO found that the guidelines are are impossible to meet, and that the kids are left hungry.

The findings: Schools were put in a tough spot to implement new lunch requirements with lowered fat and calorie counts in 2012. And “these changes sometimes led to negative student reactions,” GAO reported.

Meat and grain restrictions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have led to smaller lunch entrees, leaving schools hard-pressed to provide the required number of calories without adding unhealthy items, like gelatin. The USDA, in fact, was forced to temporarily lift its restrictions so schools could figure out how to cope, GAO reported.

It’s a classic example of the federal government’s one-size-fits-all solutions that would be better off left to local governance.

And a classic example of a nanny-state program which makes its promoters happier than its supposed beneficiaries.

Olds 455 Rocket July 13, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Gardening, Philosophy.

Here’s a fun video for all ages. Invite the kids to watch along with you.

Geezer Gamers July 13, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks, Handblogging, Man Laws.

Hidden camera reveals Brewfan and Retired Geezer at social event.


Idaho Interview July 12, 2013

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Politics.