“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”

Of course, knowing that this is the dominant philosophy in the West Wing, thanks to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s unusual candor, when I read this morning that The Great Pretender and noted Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barrack Hussein Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, I had to wonder, what is the end game really is.

The excuse given in the article was:

Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United States, including almost 100 children, have died from the strain of flu known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity.

While no one likes hearing about people dying, except Democratic lawmakers who push Unconstitutional Health Insurance Takeover plans, replete with bureaucratic panels who will decide if we are too old to receive the care our doctors prescribe, or if the care is simply too expensive, the fact is that this is not a startlingly high number for flu deaths. Spend a quick few minutes with a search engine, and you will find that in a typical year in the U.S., the numbers of deaths attributed to influenza number in the tens of thousands. The CDC categorizes these deaths with pneumonia, so it is hard to say what their total is, but other sources put the number between 30,000 and 66,000 deaths annually.

When taken in this context, it hardly seems to be an “emergency”. So what does declaring it an emergency get the Manchurian Presidunt?
Obama+Meet+Doctors+Across+Health+Care+Reform+GKPvsPci_uKl

Again, from the article:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius now has authority to bypass federal rules when opening alternative care sites, such as offsite hospital centers at schools or community centers if hospitals seek permission.

Some hospitals have opened drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat swine flu patients. The idea is to keep infectious people out of regular emergency rooms and away from other sick patients.

Hospitals could modify patient rules — for example, requiring them to give less information during a hectic time — to quicken access to treatment, with government approval, under the declaration.

It also addresses a financial question for hospitals — reimbursement for treating people at sites not typically approved. For instance, federal rules do not allow hospitals to put up treatment tents more than 250 yards away from the doors; if the tents are 300 yards or more away, typically federal dollars won’t go to pay for treatment.

So far, so good…and then a clue:

The national emergency declaration was the second of two steps needed to give Sebelius extraordinary powers during a crisis.

On April 26, the administration declared swine flu a public health emergency, allowing the shipment of roughly 12 million doses of flu-fighting medications from a federal stockpile to states in case they eventually needed them. At the time, there were 20 confirmed cases in the U.S. of people recovering easily. There was no vaccine against swine flu, but the CDC had taken the initial step necessary for producing one.

So this got me thinking, “What other powers would the blood-money grubbing HHS Secretary have?”

I don’t know that I have satisfied myself as to the answer, but I did find a copy of the National Strategy on Pandemic Flu. It was appropriately vague. Then I found a presentation on the applicable federal law (pay attention to pages 56 to 76) Of more concern was the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, which is the model language drafted by the CDC for review and adoption by the individual states.

Of particular concern:

Under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, upon the declaration of a “public health emergency,” governors and public health officials would be empowered to:

1.Force individuals suspected of harboring an “infectious disease” to undergo medical examinations.
2.Track and share an individual’s personal health information, including genetic information.
3.Force persons to be vaccinated, treated, or quarantined for infectious diseases.
4.Mandate that all health care providers report all cases of persons who harbor any illness or health condition that may be caused by an epidemic or an infectious agent and might pose a “substantial risk” to a “significant number of people or cause a long-term disability.” (Note: Neither “substantial risk” nor “significant number” are defined in the draft.)
5.Force pharmacists to report any unusual or any increased prescription rates that may be caused by epidemic diseases.
6.Preempt existing state laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to privacy, medical licensure, and–this is key–property rights.
7.Control public and private property during a public health emergency, including pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, nursing homes, other health care facilities, and communications devices.
8.Mobilize all or any part of the “organized militia into service to the state to help enforce the state’s orders.”
9.Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.
10.Impose fines and penalties to enforce their orders.

Now between extensive quarantine powers, and states that could have provisions 6-10 of the above list on their books, it is enough to say “Yeah. I can see how this certainly is a crisis that Komisar Emanuel and the rest of the O Crew just might want to take advantage of. You might never know when that awful Swine Flu might strike the red states…say right after passage of an illegal Health Insurance Takeover Bill, maybe?”

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Just sayin’, s’all. Maybe you’re still the trusting sort. I’m not anymore. When a snake pokes its snout into my life and says “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”, I watch it very closely, and start wondering if I can cut it’s head off before it bites me.

H/t to the loverly SoHoS for the second image of Dear Leader.
Cross-posted at Taxes, Stupidity, and Death.

370 Comments

  1. 9.Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.

    hmmmmmm

  2. Actually, TGSG, according to one of the articles I read, Washington is one of three states that has rejected the model statute lingo. I guess that means that the Feds would have to do their dirty work directly here.

  3. I guess it was a good thing that walmart had a stock of my caliber the other day then. :)

  4. I figgured it was something like that. Awful convenient, ain’t it?

  5. An episode of Twilight Zone come to mind – To Serve Man.

  6. I figgured it was something like that. Awful convenient, ain’t it?

    Chief, I’m starting to believe that Beck is right, and they have been planning this for a very, very long time.

    When I read what passes for due process under the quarantine rules in the federal law presentation, I got chills. Way too easy to emulate their model society (the former USSR) and essentially imprison opponents and adversaries in ‘health care facilities’ indefinitely.

  7. An episode of Twilight Zone come to mind – To Serve Man.

    If I could edit video, I’d slightly alter the opening to ‘The Outer Limits’ to address their discussion of “net neutrality” and the “Diversification” (i.e. takeover) of talk radio. That whole “Do not adjust your set, we control the vertical and the horizontal…” is just rife for that kind of imagery.

  8. 9.Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.

    Cold. Dead. Hands.

    (I mean the alcohol.)

  9. MOM!!!!!!!!! Biw IS TRYING TO RATION MY ALCOHOL!!!!!1

  10. Link FAIL! Chief!

    *makes note for Obamacare doctors to refuse paliative care and induce a coma and deny nutrition and hydration*

    But yes, you have the right idea.

  11. One thumbs up?????

    What the Hell is wrong with you mental defectives???

    There should be 35 thumbs down on this by now. Get busy, ya frickin’ slackers.

  12. BiW – The fucking title is as long as most posts around here! Your inability to self-edit even a title, takes points off your score!

  13. deny hydration

    hydration = water ration =water nation= waterworld?

    you cannot deny AGW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111!!!!!!!!

  14. I have a month’s worth of food and a week’s worth of water stashed. Need more ammo though.

  15. can’t see the chief signing that under most of the circumstances put forth above.

    yaknow?

  16. Thanks for the asian sauce suggestions, guys. I’m not a fan of really hot foods, but will give fish sauce a try. Also need to grab some sesame oil and rice wine while I’m there.

    I enjoy a spicy pepper now and then, but not the gameshow-test-of-fortitude stuff that I suspect you guys are into. My Mom’s dear departed boyfriend was 1/2 Indonesian and he would eat food with these little scary-looking peppers in it. He’d sit there, chewing, with a smile on his face…while sweat started to form on his forehead and his face flushed pink.

    He had about a million bottles of sauces too, and mixed up some savory potions.
    We miss him. I wish I had learned some cooking from him. Will have to pester mother for all she knows.

    He used to make these skinny little eggrolls stuffed with shrimp and served with a spicy (not TOO spicy) garlic and peanut butter sauce…ummm.

  17. but not the gameshow-test-of-fortitude stuff that I suspect you guys are into.

    o-o-o no can do….

  18. Laura- Sounds like shrimp lumpia to me.

    http://tinyurl.com/yf7b4vj

  19. If it hurts bad it’s really really good.

  20. If it hurts bad it’s really really good.

    Amen, Brother, Amen.

  21. Looks about right, MCPO! He made the pork filling too sometimes.

  22. Laura – It is one of my absolute favorites.

  23. Fucking ‘Bama.

  24. Yeah, I think we agree, a bit close there.

  25. Just heard that game six of the ALCS is ppd due to rain.

  26. SeanM – Confirmed.

  27. In that case, MCPO, I definitely have to learn to make them.

  28. Laura – You are a doll, despite your obvious physical deformities,

  29. Well, now let’s see if Auburn can disappoint me against LSU… Think I’ll run get chili fixins and make a big ol’ pot. bbl

  30. BiW, dude, you are just plain fucking paranoid.

    Wait . . .

    You make sense to me.

    Holy shit. I’m paranoid.

    * Michael checks to make sure he has an adequate ammunition inventory. Yes, thanks to Dave.*

  31. I wonder, does the US Constitution or the law have any provision at all for a situation where the Executive violates the constitution, and the Judiciary and the Legislature stay silent? I guess the people, who are he ultimate wielders of power, will have to intervene at some point.

  32. oh that is so not enough ammo.

  33. There is no such thing as ‘enough ammo’

  34. I have a month’s worth of food and a week’s worth of water stashed. Need more ammo though.

    I got a pool full of potable water and plenty of ammo. Food is not an issue. Lot’s of hobos around here.

  35. You won’t make it through the first zombie wave Michael.

    How many magazines you got?

  36. oh that is so not enough ammo.

    Dave, if we run through all the rounds you brung us to defend ourselves. life ain’t worth living.

  37. I got four mags. I think Cathy has three. We got more ammo that you brought.

  38. I got some Glaser Silvers and some holllow points. There supposed to be good for zombies.

  39. Their = They’re

    Man, I hate that I can’t edit my comments here.

  40. Life ain’t worth living anyway, because Michigan just got its ass kicked by Penn State. That’s not right.

  41. Man, I hate that I can’t edit my comments here.

    And that is why no one here will allow you that access!

  42. And that is why no one here will allow you that access!

    Chief, I said nice things about the Air Force today, but don’t get uppity. I did not mean for my remarks to apply to the pussies in the Navy, who have never experienced the rigors of being in a Boy Scout Marching Band.

    Same thing goes for that taxi driver Brad.

  43. Is that cat in the header Michelle O’s cat? It looks vaguely Klingonish…

  44. TEXAS AT MISSOURI BITCH

  45. I’m at 1.5 Indians. Someone sum up what BiW said in this post, please. Or, I’ll read it tomorrow.

    I skimmed, does that count? I’m assuming I can progress right to FUCK YOU OBAMA.

  46. Wait. Fix that . At least 2.5 Indians. Perhaps closer to 3.5.
    I love Rosie’s system. So practical.

  47. >>I’m at 1.5 Indians.

    I am quaffing some pussy red wine, so my heart does not conk out early. But I weigh in at 1 Indian even while sober.

  48. Someone sum up what BiW said in this post

    It was incoherent. My take is that he has issues about his mother.

  49. I’m quaffing similar, Tushar. Two glasses DOWN. But, add in that I ran four miles …

    That’s why exercise ROCKS. Saves money.

  50. Ha ha ha…. Batman is so funny.

  51. Thanks, car in.

    *looks around for PJM*

    Car in, you are by far the hottest chick on this blog.

    Don’t tell PJM I said that.

  52. I wonder, does the US Constitution or the law have any provision at all for a situation where the Executive violates the constitution, and the Judiciary and the Legislature stay silent?

    Unfortunately, I don’t think so. Our only hope is that the Military swears allegiance to the Constitution, not the executive.

  53. PJM will kick my ass. What are you trying to do to me?

    [goes into hiding. changes name]

  54. the chili’s cooking, but now the conundrum. I bought fresh jalapenos — do I dare make … poppers?

  55. OMG YES.

  56. does the US Constitution or the law have any provision at all for a situation where the Executive violates the constitution, and the Judiciary and the Legislature stay silent

    Yes, the Second Amendment. Thanks to this bit of forward thinking by our founding fathers, we the people actually have substantially more small arms firepower than the military. They can’t actually conquer us, if we resist.

  57. car in always looks out for me!

    I’ll only make 4 poppers this time instead of 10. Alas, no shrimps. But I was really surprised by the smoked almond idea — it turned out awesome.

  58. I’d do 5. I mean, you’re gonna eat four, and want ONE more.

    I’m just saying.

  59. We all witnessed what happened in Iran recently.

    The outcome would have been much different if the mullahs had been confronted with an armed citizenry.

  60. That’s true, Batman. I gotta go get my gun. A new gun shop is JUST opening in my little town.

  61. I gotta go get my gun.

    Do it. You can consult Dave or Retired Geezer or Russ about the weapon with the ballistic properties that would be right for you. They are all quite well informed.

  62. The only gun I have is some POS .32 stamped out of pot metal from Brazil that my dad gave me when I headed to college. I haven’t fired it in 10 years and it’ll prolly disintegrate the next time I do.

    But hanging with you gun nuts for the past few years has me wanting to arm up. But then the laziness kicks in.

  63. I wonder, does the US Constitution or the law have any provision at all for a situation where the Executive violates the constitution, and the Judiciary and the Legislature stay silent? I guess the people, who are he ultimate wielders of power, will have to intervene at some point.

    Tushar, one of those wise old white men Justice Sotomayor thinks she is wiser than already had it covered:

    “But it may be again asked, Who is to judge of the NECESSITY and PROPRIETY of the laws to be passed for executing the powers of the Union? I answer, first, that this question arises as well and as fully upon the simple grant of those powers as upon the declaratory clause; and I answer, in the second place, that the national government, like every other, must judge, in the first instance, of the proper exercise of its powers, and its constituents in the last. If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify. The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded. “

    —The Federalist #33, penned by Hamilton.

  64. Cathy, FYI, ended up buying a .45 Kimber semi-auto, after receiving tutelage from the aforementioned mentors. Big gun for a chick, but she likes it. Same handgun that I own, and it is also Dave’s preferred carry gun. The rosewood grips on the Ultra CDP II Model are pretty. The barrel is machined to Olympic match grade. It comes with numerous safety and carry features that make it an ideal carry gun.

    The obstacle to this gun is price. About $1,200.

  65. My take is that he has issues about his mother.

    Other than the fact that she is currently sponging off of me with no apparent incentive to do otherwise, no.

  66. The obstacle to this gun is price. About $1,200.

    Tell me about it. I was drolling over one until I saw the price.

  67. But hanging with you gun nuts for the past few years has me wanting to arm up. But then the laziness kicks in.

    I’m with you there, Cuffster. Relative poverty is also a factor for me.

  68. Other than the fact that she is currently sponging off of me with no apparent incentive to do otherwise, no.

    Have you considered professional therapy>

  69. Or, BiW, just read one of those pop-culture books about co-dependency.

  70. fuckin moron central, someone just asked this

    That’s fine and dandy but what happens when they ignore us just like they have been doing since forever?

    What do we do then?

    and I tried to post BiW’s federalist answer and it kicked the comment off 3 times :)

  71. hell, I gave him props and everything like a good moron fercryinoutloud

  72. Eh, Kimbers are nice, don’t get me wrong. But you can buy a damned fine .45 for about half that from Springfield.

    Rosewood grips even.

  73. The Springfield GI model looks good. Is that what you’re talking abut, Dave?

  74. I have 2 Kimbers.
    Seeing as I am funemployed, I might be selling…

  75. BiW,

    correct me if I am wrong, but the Federalist Papers do not have the formal weight of law. But the framer’s intent is clear enough.

  76. I am planning to buy for my kids .22 rifles at the age of 12, shotguns and bigger rifles at 16 and handguns at 18.

    Is that a good timeline? Or am I delaying things a bit?

  77. I have a Kimber TLE II. Shoots like a frickin’ laser! But Dave’s right, there are plenty of other good 1911’s.

    I’d also suggest taking a look at the Springfield XD, which is a damned good gun for the money.

  78. This one here.

    Michael has shot with it. He’ll tell you he liked it too.

    Had it for about 7 years. Love this gun.

  79. Tushar, I might ramp that up a little earlier. Depends on the kid, obviously.

    I took my 9 year-old daughter shooting for the first time this year, and she loved it.

  80. BiW,

    correct me if I am wrong, but the Federalist Papers do not have the formal weight of law. But the framer’s intent is clear enough.

    Nothing to correct, Tushar. But in truth, I’d rather have Justice’s like Scalia, who look to the Federalist Papers and other writings of the Founders to establish intent, rather than ones like Ginsberg, who look to international fucking law, or Sotomayor, who will be consulting the “Wise Latina Woman” newsletter when she has to make a decision about our laws.

  81. I paid $489 for it. I’ve put at least 1500 rounds through it. Never had a misfeed. I do like the Chip McCormick mags.

  82. They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq… why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years… and we’re not using it anymore.

    I stole this from Count

  83. Tushar, I was shooting a .22 at 8. Shotguns at 9. Film at 11.

  84. correct me if I am wrong, but the Federalist Papers do not have the formal weight of law.

    You’re not wrong.

  85. Remember the goodl ol’ days when it was Bush who was going to ignore the Constitution and declare himself President-for-Life?

    Silly liberals. You didn’t know how good you had it under Bush.

  86. That might be a little aggressive Tushar, but if you have a safe. It is doable.

  87. Texas is kicking some ass

  88. They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq… why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years… and we’re not using it anymore.

    It’s funny because it’s sad because it’s true.

  89. I come from a country where the Govt does not ordinary citizens to have guns. It is not that the Govt os oppressive or anything, but right to bear arms is an alien concept there. Fortunately, my kids are Americans. They will exercise their right fully.

    Indian constitution was partially influenced by the US constitution. I have always thought that they should have simply picked up the US Constitution and replaced ‘America’ with ‘India’.

  90. The Federalist papers were written to explain the reasoning behind the Constitution, and to pursuade Americans to support it.

    They were also published “debates” if you will, kind of like the 99 theses nailed to the Wittenberg door.

    I know that’s random. It just occurred to me.

    BEAT THE HELL OUT OF MISSOURI

  91. >>Tushar, I was shooting a .22 at 8. Shotguns at 9. Film at 11.

    Dave, you were also jumping naked in someone else’ spool naked at midnight accompanied by some girls, and getting hauled off to the Police lockup. Pardon me if I hesitate to look to you as a role model.

  92. Hey. I was thirteen then.

    Some perspective please my ninja.

  93. (I can’t believe you remember that)

  94. Dave, you were also jumping naked in someone else’ spool naked at midnight accompanied by some girls,

    Yeah, I’m gonna file that under “Not a problem.”

  95. Dave, that halftime score looks like a final. Ouch!

  96. >>(I can’t believe you remember that)

    I have surprisingly good memory. Tell me something funny, and I will remember it for life.

  97. Yeah, you could call that braggin my ass off.

    Except for the next few months when my dad would introduce me to people saying “meet my son David, the Midnight Mark Spitz”.

    Dad was pretty funny really.

  98. Better than my Dad.

    Before I would go out, he’d say to me “Have fun. Don’t get arrested, ’cause I’m not bailing your ass out of jail.”

    Dad had such a high opinion of my freinds and I. He was mad cool like that.

  99. Auburn is stinking it up tonight. Not unlike myself after this incredible bowl of chili.

  100. From moron central: http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2009/10/missile-base-2/

    I’m thinking this has some possibilities.

  101. When my Dad was sober, he was a lot of fun. When he was drinking, not so much.

    One night, in my senior year of high school, I didn’t get home from a date until around 2am.. My Dad took my car away from me for the entire last semester of my senior year.

    I didn’t even get laid.

  102. Alabama won

  103. Alabama won

    I hate the entire state of Alabama.

  104. I’m sittin out by the pool., not even watching the games. What’s going on with Florida? Is Texas still kicking ass? Is my vodka frozen yet?

    These are important questions.

  105. You know, last week I refrained from detailing the horrendous aftershocks I’ve my first jalapeno popper debacle. Since all the chicks aren’t here, lemme tell you.

    I didn’t go to work the next day. My ass was a font of liquid hot mag-ma.

  106. Oooops, sohitos arrives just as I begin to regale.

  107. I didn’t go to work the next day. My ass was a font of liquid hot mag-ma.

    pansy.

  108. Thanks Cuffy. My life has been enriched by your sharing of that tale.

  109. **accidently giggles out loud while lurking at cuffy’s burning ring of fire**

  110. HAHAHAHAHA.

    Did you get ice cream?

    *dude, use pickled jalepenos, not fresh ones. You’ll die on those things.

  111. Cuffy, you should try this sometime.

  112. watching the wall sober is just stupid

  113. Car in was egging me on to make more poppers tonight, but I looked at those new, fresh peppers and curled up in a ball at the bottom of the running shower.

  114. **accidently giggles out loud while lurking at cuffy’s burning ring of fire**

    *Puposely laughs*

    “I fell in to a burning ring of fire, went down down down, as the flames went higher, and it burns burns burns, the ring of fire”

    (Fill i your favorite vocalist…Mike Ness or Johnny Cash)

  115. BiW,

    I am confused. You fell in Cuffy’s asshole?

  116. watching the wall sober is just stupid

    Pink Floyd’s The Wall?

    Awesome flick.

  117. I made homemade beef stew today for like 6 hrs. we just had some and I have to say it was so yummy!

  118. You fell in Cuffy’s asshole?

    define “fell.”

  119. Cuffy’s experience STRONG WARNING. THIS IS GROSS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u39Q1izIyHk

    Cuffster, I learned about fresh ones when I grew my first batch 20 years ago. I picked em, sliced em up and made a plate full of nachos with peppers.

    I do not recommend this.

    >> I hate the entire state of Alabama

    I am a native Alabamian. Opelika, 1959.

    It’s on bitch.

  120. I am watching it now wiserbabe

  121. Ewwwww, Cuffy. TMI dude.

    No one wants to hear about your shit storm.

  122. By the way, Jalapenos should be ashamed to call themselves as ‘peppers’ They are sweet fruits, for crissakes.

  123. my ENTIRE family is from Alabama

  124. I am a native Alabamian. Opelika, 1959.

    I fucking hate everything about that state. The corruption, the arrogance, the in-breeding…..

  125. I am watching it now wiserbabe

    Absolute classic. I can watch that movie again and again and love it every time.

    my ENTIRE family is from Alabama

    ……….

  126. ME I am from TEXAS

  127. Did you know that the word ‘toothbrush’ was coined in Alabama?
    Anyone else would have called it teethbrush.

  128. Hey, don’t be knockin the inbreeding.

    Me and Sohos think it’s awesome.

  129. ME I am from TEXAS

    there ya go.

  130. “I fell in to a burning ring of fire, went down down down, as the flames went higher, and it burns burns burns, the ring of fire”

    …the ring of fire.

    J. Cash

  131. >> I hate the entire state of Alabama

    I am a native Alabamian. Opelika, 1959.

    It’s on bitch.

    my ENTIRE family is from Alabama

    HAHAHA! wiser takes on a third of HostageNation! Git ‘im!

  132. you gotta keep that one clean tushy

  133. Dave and I are Southern by birth and Texan by the grace of God

  134. nicedeb’s here!

  135. Alabama daughter goes to her dad and asks to borrow the car. Alabama dad says “You know the rules. If you want to borrow the car, you need to blow me.”

    Daughter says “ewwwww” and leaves.

    Next week, daughter asks her dad for the car again. Dad says “you know the rules. To get the car, you need to blow me.”

    Daughter really wants the car, so she agrees. As soon as she starts blowing her dad, she stops and says “Ick, Dad. Your dick tastes like shit!”

    Dad says “Ooops. I’m sorry, I forgot. I let your brother borrow the car tonight.”

  136. We’re also heavily armed.

  137. I have some habanero’s growing right now
    Jalapinos are candy.

  138. hey Wiser what is the opposite of above me?

  139. >>>hey Wiser what is the opposite of above me?

    Behind you?

  140. Hey Dave,
    Mesa is coming to stay with us do you want to come down then and hang out for a weekend?

  141. B-LOW ME ;)

  142. Absolutely. I would love to meet you and teh Count, and it would be great to see mesaboog again.

  143. B-LOW ME

    While I doubt that is anatomically possible, for you, I am more than happy to give it a try.

  144. I didnt know that you and Mesa had met…but still we could have some fun

  145. bring it big Daddy

  146. I didnt know that you and Mesa had met…but still we could have some fun

    Me? Jealous?????

    nawwwwwww……….

  147. OH please come on down!!!!!! You have enough miles you and the wife should come too

  148. Hewwo, Wetards!

  149. We met in Columbus Ohio, Superbowl 2008, big partay at Michael’s place before he moved.

    We made trouble.

  150. My invite must have been lost in the mail

  151. bring it big Daddy

    *checks frequent flyer account

    *checks flight schedule

    *checks Viagra supply

    I’m on my way!

  152. We made trouble.

    Translation: We hid Cathy’s dish towels

  153. howdy mcpo

  154. For the TMI-averse nicedeb:

  155. the wife should come too

    ……………….

  156. Hello lovely Sohita!

  157. Hewwo, Wetards!

    ‘nother stroke, MCPO?

  158. >> Translation: We hid Cathy’s dish towels

    Translation. They threw away the guest towels from the bathroom I used.

    >> the wife should come too.

    Oh hellsyeah

  159. No Wiser, no more strokes. . . . you did fine.

  160. dont make me spank you wiser

  161. Dave, that must be Superbowl 2007.

    The photo of all the guns on the pool table was awesome.

  162. hahahahaha Great answer Dave!!!!!

  163. 07? No way. It was the one before this last one.

    *counts fingers and toes

  164. I’m a big fan of dusty soap roses and potpourri. And Forbidden Towels.

  165. No Wiser, no more strokes. . . . you did fine.

    *waits for payment and expects huge tip

  166. dont make me spank you wiser

    *quickly cancels flights.

    Well, if you’re not gonna play right, then I’m not coming.

  167. . . . and expects huge tip

    I am NOT going there. . . really, I’m not going to do it!

  168. *counts fingers and toes

    So, being from Alabama, you are obviously working in Base 12.

  169. This part of the movie is so bad ass and scary where he is the socialist/communist leader, shaved eyebrows and all.

  170. assume the position

  171. Wiserbud’s wife is so pretty you would think he was wealthy.

  172. I like that part of the movie where his mom turns ito a big, flying pussy.

    pussy pussy pussy!

  173. I am NOT going there. . . really, I’m not going to do it!

    *tosses up softball

    *smirks when MCPO takes the pitch for a called strike.

  174. hahaha cuffy!!!!you said PUSSY

  175. Dave I believe that. Is she a petite brunette? That is how I picture her. Like a little pixxie

  176. Cuffy – Are you smoking the jemkin again??

  177. Wiserbud’s wife is so pretty you would think he was wealthy.

    I read this to mrs. wiserbud. It made her smile. In that wistful “what could have been” sort of way.

  178. Are you smoking the jemkin again??

    Nah, sohos is watching The Wall and I remembered how much she like’s that ussy-pay word.

  179. I bet she is beautiful

  180. Well, you can tell his kids got all their good looks from Wiser.

    Because Mrs. Wiser still has hers. And how.

  181. I NEED a devil’s food cake with fudge frosting!

  182. I bet she is beautiful

    I may be biased here, but yeah, she’s a knockout.

  183. hahahaha cuffster PG just misunderstood…..I dont hate the word pussy I hated that he said get some pussy tonight from his wife (talking as jammies) hahahaha…it sounded like an 18 yr old boy talking not a husband.

  184. Hey, sojita, whatcha eatin?

    http://tinyurl.com/ylzxrvm

  185. Cuffy – Link fail!

  186. actually you are a wealthy man wiser. count all those blessings pal.

  187. I figured a man as confident as you are wiserbabe would have a beauty

  188. actually you are a wealthy man wiser. count all those blessings pal.

    I do every day, my friend. Every single day.

  189. Again for Chief: http://tinyurl.com/yj88l6p

  190. oh good Lord watching this movie makes me think what could happen in the streets of America if we dont change it soon

  191. I figured a man as confident as you are wiserbabe would have a beauty

    IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

  192. Cuffy – Doesn’t everyone carry it like that?

  193. yep. me too.

  194. Cuff I never should have said anything

  195. IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    THAT is why sohos hearts wiserbud

  196. there needs to be a frog warning on pictures…..I HATE FROGS!!!!

    where did nice deb go?

  197. Except Rosie O’Donnell.

    and Rachel Maddow.

    Helen Thomas.

    Nancy “BugEye” Pelosi.

    Whoopie.

    somebody stop me now.

  198. IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    Awwwww, wiser’s a sweetie:

    http://tinyurl.com/3xa6zg

  199. Wiser = http://tinyurl.com/d9u9nz

  200. ok, in fairness I’m not sure Maddow is a woman.

  201. 29-19 florida in the 4th

  202. wiser:

    http://tinyurl.com/ctw95r

  203. IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    …but the really hot ones are beautiful in several ways.

  204. Why I enjoy riding a bike: http://tinyurl.com/yz2wzyg

  205. >> …but the really hot ones are beautiful in several ways.

    someone is braggin on his missus now.

  206. Hey Wiser; http://tinyurl.com/yh948zv

  207. someone is braggin on his missus now.

    She’s a keepah.

  208. Cuffy (L) upsets Wiser (R)

    http://tinyurl.com/yzdq27l

  209. Another for wiser:

    http://tinyurl.com/yg6vhxh

    Soundtrack:

    http://tinyurl.com/ccdqxe

  210. >>IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    Janet Reno, Madeline Albright, Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

    Do we need to continue?

  211. Awwwww, wiser’s a sweetie:

    http://tinyurl.com/3xa6zg

    I’m sure someone didn’t hink she was unattractive at some point. Like, maybe, Helen Keller.

    Wait…. did Helen have a sense of smell?

  212. Do we need to continue?

    Like you’ve never been drunk enough….

  213. if I was that drunk I couldn’t do it.

    thank God.

  214. I prolly was in college…oh wait I am still in college

  215. Here’s a pic of me, my sophomore year.

    http://tinyurl.com/n8ud2d

  216. if I was that drunk I couldn’t do it.

    Even better.

  217. Do we need to continue?

    Like you’ve never been drunk enough….

    Tushar? NOOOOOO!

    http://tinyurl.com/yfuykot

  218. Rosetta’s sophomore year?

    http://tinyurl.com/yld98x4

  219. Me, junior year of college:

    http://tinyurl.com/yhcgygp

  220. Good night, peeps — these potatoes aren’t going to shove themselves.

  221. summer between freshman and sophomore year

    http://tinyurl.com/lb22r2

    goodnight cuff

  222. Me, after my first tour in “Nam:

    http://tinyurl.com/yjl39pa

  223. summer between freshman and sophomore year

    *thud

  224. IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    Conjured up the memory of the clip Savage played of Madeline Albright talking about how somebody hugged her and proceeded to comment on how firm her breasts are.

    Brrrr…

    I’m so tired, I just watched ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and didn’t think it was terrible. WTF?

  225. summer between freshman and sophomore year

    http://tinyurl.com/lb22r2

    That is just not fair. Can you imagine the many magazine spreads I would have had, had I stood in the right line for boobs?

  226. had I stood in the right line for boobs?

    More there to like than just boobs, pork.

    She also seems really smart and funny too.

    That’s just as important.

    *re-thud

  227. I should grow my mustache out some.

    http://tinyurl.com/ygvhx8f

    Votes?

  228. Summer between sophomore and junior year in college.
    http://tinyurl.com/l3eoa2
    Now
    http://tinyurl.com/nxv6ol

  229. hahahaha whatever vmax I have seen your pictures!

  230. ok my fave people I am going to go to bed good night

  231. Summer between college and now.

    http://tinyurl.com/yjr6qlk

  232. Me, on my last tour:

  233. Oh my. Vmax got his ass chewed by a pig.

  234. Beasn that pic cracks me up like nothing else…..especially when it is compared you to PLUEASSSE!!!!!! hahahaha

  235. Votes?

    I’ve seen you. Anything that covers more of your face is a good thing.

  236. you handsome dog you MCPO

  237. awwwwwwwwww my fibf is such a cutie

  238. How long ago was that Chief McHandsomeface? 50 years?

  239. Sohos, you have no idea. You haven’t seen me in the morning.

  240. Me, on my wedding day.

    http://tinyurl.com/yznqyyz

  241. Me, before I got married.

  242. Beasn – I retired in 2003. That was taken 2 months before I retired. The morning of my last ride in a tactical aircraft. *sigh*

  243. Hah.

    Whatev.

    If I show up in Houston with Mesa to see Sohitamundo, she’s gonna ovulate three times.

  244. Me, now:

    http://tinyurl.com/ygfm2lb

  245. Me on my wedding night.

  246. Sigh…Beasn

  247. I never saw your legs Wiser, but I believe those are yours.

  248. If I show up in Houston with Mesa to see Sohitamundo, she’s gonna ovulate three times.

    Cool. So if she winds up giving birth to 3 wiserbabes and Daves, can I have one?

  249. I never saw your legs Wiser,

    So you HAVE been drunk enough!

  250. oh honey, I don’t make teh babies no mo.

    The twins are retired.

  251. My sr yr college

  252. Me, now:

    http://tinyurl.com/ygfm2lb

    RAWR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  253. last year?

    wowza

  254. My sr yr college

    Please allow me to reiterate…..

    *thud

  255. Well, it’s a very nice picture of you chief. RAWRRRR!

    Can you still stand that tall and firm – SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH – or has the scooter turned you into Jabba the hut?

    Vmax, I showed Mr. Beasn my wedding night picture and he started laughing.

  256. Sohita -Weren’t you just the cutest?!??!

  257. that was 2002

  258. oh honey, I don’t make teh babies no mo.

    Then stay away from sohos if you ain’t good for nothing….or something

  259. that is my younger brother next to me

  260. I am, indeed, Jabba the Hutt.

  261. that is my younger brother next to me

    younger?????

    Is he from Alabama, by any chance?

  262. >> Then stay away from sohos if you ain’t good for nothing….or something

    It’s a friendly visit. I don’t want Count to shank me or nuthin.

  263. No, he is a Texas boy too

  264. Awww…very cute picture sohos. You are lucky, you look exactly the same.

  265. No, he is a Texas boy too

    Oh. ummmm…

    *shakes sohos hand and quickly heads to car

  266. Beasn – This is from last Christmas:

  267. Since we have PoL and highschool, we should do a college picture one too.

    I have one or two that actually look good.

  268. No, I am fatter now. REALLY. I am 35lbs overweight and I have not been able to get in the gym now since my leg. So I have to get this weight off. Its sad

  269. Beasn – This is from last Christmas:

    Very nice. Is there a dead hobo under that table?

  270. Beasn – This is from last Christmas:

    personal to MCPO:

    callme.

  271. all my pics look like me.

    Terminix signed me up for ads.

  272. *shakes sohos hand and quickly heads to car

    I’m lost…huh? why you leaving?

  273. jeez mcpo you look the exact same, and yummy yellow tail

  274. I am 35lbs overweight

    Once one hits the 30 mark, who hasn’t gained a few? For my frame, I could stand to lose some too.

  275. callme.

    Wiser – No, I don’t have any of the Australian wine left and no, it was a gift.

  276. I’m lost…huh? why you leaving?

    Your brother’s from Texas.

    I’m not stupid. I know what that means.

    *peels out and never looks back.

  277. personal to MCPO:

    callme.

    MOM! WISER IS HITTING ON CHIEF AGAIN!

  278. I need to lose 50 to be happy

  279. it was a gift.

    Yellowtail. Nice.

  280. pussy

  281. Hey wiser, is it sleeting there?

    I’m out by the pool.

  282. I need to lose 50 to be happy

    For 50, I’ll make you happy.

    For 100, I’ll make you really happy.

    For 250, I’ll make you happy all weekend.

  283. also spa’s on

  284. IMO, all women are beautiful, just each in their own way.

    Good Lord, is it possible for a guy to be a bigger suck-up with the women than that?

    No.

    It is not possible.

  285. do you take layaway?

  286. Seriously, I’m 46 and for the past year, I am aching the heck all over. Knees and joints, not to mention the tendonitis in the shoulder. Is one supposed to get achey this soon?

    This does not bode well. If I’m not careful, I will transform into this….

    I’ve already got the mug.

  287. Hey wiser, is it sleeting there?

    Might as well be.

    S’gonna be really fun watching the Yanks play the Phillies in the snow.

  288. do you take layaway?

    for you? no problem.

    *surrepticiously checks sohos credit score.

    uh oh….

  289. BEASN!!!!!!! That picture is so hysterical

  290. I need to lose 50

    *eyeballs sohos*

    I doubt it. Curves are a good thing. Be happy you have some.

    Me? I’ve got lumps.

    HAHAHAHA

  291. hahahahaha whats wrong w/a 420?

  292. However, it’s true that Wiser has a hot wife.

    Not to mention his daughter.

    Don’t get me started.

  293. also spa’s on

    Hot tub is up to temp here.

    It’s much more fun sitting in the hot tub when it’s cold.

    Feels much more…..decadent.

  294. Beasn – My knees, back and shoulder got bad when I hit 50. Now, I’ve got arthritis in my hands. . . that r-e-a-l-l-y sucks.

  295. I am so glad it is Mesa and not Michael coming to stay at me house….I have a teenage daughter here

  296. Good Lord, is it possible for a guy to be a bigger suck-up with the women than that?

    You really don’t look good in green, bat-whiner

  297. Did I mention my leg hurts? I love hot tubs when its cold out

    where are all the noobs?

  298. Aw, c’mon Sohos. Mrs. Peel stayed here and she was perfectly safe.

    Cathy watched me every minute.

  299. Noobs ain’t got what it takes to show up on a Saturday night!!!

    they have a “real” life.

  300. I’ve got arthritis in my hands. . . that r-e-a-l-l-y sucks.

    Oooo…that does suck. I don’t know what I will do if I lose my tools.

  301. Did I mention my leg hurts?

    Yeah, but you have a good excuse.

    *shakes fist at aging cartilage and depleting collagen*

  302. OK, Hackers & hackerettes – I’m gonna have a smoke and hit the hay.

    Good news; the stars are out.
    Bad news; The wind is HOWLING!

  303. >> I love hot tubs when its cold out

    Hell you should come here then

  304. Mesa is really good though he doesn’t date “girls”…I cant wait for him to get here and find a place. Do yall realize how cool that is going to be? Now if we can just get Mare and the MCPO’s here woohoo

  305. You know, we have been in this house for nine years, and I still have not tried out the tub. A bath sounds real good right now but I am too tired to Comet it from the last bath I gave the pigs. Spoiled monkeys.

  306. Did I mention my leg hurts? I love hot tubs when its cold out

    Hmmmmmmmmm…….

    *considers buying two plane tickets. One for sohos to CT and one for mrs. wiserbud to…..anywhere else.

  307. When is mesa getting there, sohos?

  308. Mesa is really good though he doesn’t date “girls”…

    color me stunned.

  309. I think the first week of Nov. He dates women wiserbud and when I can really walk again please fly me out for a CT meet up?????

  310. Count can stay here with Nina….

  311. please fly me out for a CT meet up?????

    You got it. I think everyone wants to meet you.

    You can even stay in my guest room.

    I suggest you lock the door.

  312. Okay all, I need to drag my butt to bed. Have a good rest of your night.

  313. Beasn my Mom and Aunt came to stay with us during Christmas/ new years in 2003-04 and my aunt brought her pig and she was so soft and I was holding her under my neck while I was laying down and I fell asleep with her there and woke up the next morning with Count in the bed and the guinea pig still cuddled right under my chin.

  314. You got it.

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  315. You got it.

    *breaks lock on guest room door.

  316. 87 degrees and counting

  317. I think beasn missed my pig story but I think I have told her before so its alrighty

  318. NO! Dave dont say that….

  319. 90

  320. nighty beasn!

  321. g’nite, playah haytahs

  322. Are you talking about the temp outside or hot tub?????

  323. goodnight wiserbabe

  324. 97… teh tub. Almost ready.

  325. The nice thing about being an empty-nester is that you can run out to the hot tub and jump in nekkid.

  326. actually a rocked in spa connected to the pool.

    I see clouds of steam in the lights, but I’m turning them off IYKWIMAITYD

  327. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20091024/NEWS01/310240016

    ewww

  328. ok what he said

  329. http://cbs13.com/local/naked.barn.dance.2.1266677.html

    I think I know what really is going on….

  330. enjoy the hot tub. I am really going to bed now. good night yall

  331. night

  332. It’s half-time. I hate half-time.

    Also, (and shockingly on topic) Boise with a population of some 150,000 (metro area is roughly 300,000) is provided 2,500 doses of vaccine.

    This administration can’t help over-stepping themselves. I have faith that checks and balances will curtail the nonsense.

  333. Half-time is over. Back to the Broncos.

  334. http://tinyurl.com/yzdz42x

    stay away frim circus bears

  335. Anybody still here?

  336. Alan! Alan! Alan! Steve?! Steve! Steve! Alan?! Hey, Al! Hullo!? Alan!

  337. That’s one of my favorite vids, Jew.

    I think everyone else must be at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

  338. The gopher video makes me laugh every time I think about it.

    I think everybody else is watching BSU trash Hawaii.

  339. Where the fuck is the overnight crew?

  340. Just got home.

  341. And, I got a message that the trailer hitch came in for my truck.

    Soooo, I can pay U-haul way too much to rent a small trailer for six days with all of my belongings in it to a small storage place in Texas.

    Woo hoo!!!

  342. What I’m leaving — http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1271942/dino_ciccarelli_club_22/

    My owner also owns this place and wanted me to go over there as a manager — um, no.

  343. You taintlickers get your asses in bed. I just got in from a monster fucking road trip and need to unwind a little before I hit the rack. I’ll keep the fire burning. Y’all go to sleep and dream of an America where an empty suit like BO couldn’t get elected county commisioner, much less CinC.

  344. I’m glad I wasn’t in Vegas this wknd. I’d have bet some serious large on Texas Tech. How do the fuckin’ Ags get shut out by the little sisters of the blind up in Manhattan last wknd and then put 52 on TT in Lubbock?

  345. How much are they charging you for the trailer?

  346. Leave all your stuff in Detroit. All you’ll need in Texas are your chaps, schoolgirl uniforms, potatoes, and rolls of pennies.

    Two duffle bags, max.

  347. Morning folks.

  348. Are we still posting childhood and yute pics?

    Here is me, 6 months old:

  349. >> How much are they charging you for the trailer?

    Man I love watchin a businessman working his craft. Go man, go!!

  350. Hah! I just sent mesa an email about the same thing.

    He’s no doubt getting whacked more than double because of the rental agencies’ distribution problems right now.

    He has to pay to get that trailer back out of a state that everybody else is moving to, and into a state that everybody else is moving from. If he was going from Texas to Michigan they’d probably pay HIM to move.

  351. Good morning!!! I got up this morning to a dreary day. I started digging around on the net, though, and look what I found! PJM, believe it or not, there may actually be a rational voice in the Cali government. This clip is soooo full of deliciousness you’ll want to forgo breakfast until you’ve seen it – you may be so full of sweet, sweet vindication that you won’t want to spoil it with coffee and eggs. :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWOoqmrOCH8

  352. All you’ll need in Texas are your chaps, schoolgirl uniforms, potatoes, and rolls of pennies.

    Huh?

  353. *Yawn* Morning! What’d I miss? Anybody get covered with mustard last night?

  354. Mesa Laura left out the loopholes. My last truck rental cost me $300 and I put 4000 miles on it.

  355. Jazz, that video made me all happy. Won’t need any sugar on my cheerios this morning!

  356. location location location.

    and destination

  357. Jazz, that video made me all happy. Won’t need any sugar on my cheerios this morning!

    I know!!! Can you believe it? Lockyer is a DEMOCRAT, too! I start grinning every time I think of it.

  358. Oh man I’m SO glad I bought an extra breakfast burrito yesterday and SAVED IT

  359. Road trip to deliver a trailer to mesa?

    Remember the days when we could just jump in our cars, toss in some tunes, and go?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiOqHLVxZvA

  360. Time for a new tune on the road trip…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygBtqWOLE74

  361. Oh man I’m SO glad I bought an extra breakfast burrito yesterday and SAVED IT

    *BARF*

    I simply cannot eat fast food once it’s cooled from it’s initial cooking. Here’s what a day-old breakfast burrito tastes like to me:

    http://tinyurl.com/yhgpryy

  362. what a day-old breakfast burrito tastes like to me:

    http://tinyurl.com/yhgpryy

    HA! Jazz–just add this to liven up the flavor http://tinyurl.com/ygyqep5

  363. There are some things that do make good leftovers: pizza and homemade soups of any flavor.

  364. Forgot Chili.

    Chili always gets better after a day or two in the fridge.

  365. You’re right about soups, chili, and pizza, Cyn. Pizza isn’t really fast food to me unless it’s a Little Caesar’s or Dominoes or something like that, though. I don’t mind leftovers in general, it’s just food from Sonic and McDonald’s and places of their ilk that doesn’t last well for me to the next day. Heck, if a burger from one of those places cools before I can eat it, I’ll pitch it rather than eat it. I don’t like the way they re-heat.

    Pizza, though? YUM, even the next day!

  366. New poatse.

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