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Some Aw(e)

awe

[aw]  noun, verb, awed, aw·ing.

noun
1.  an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand,sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures.
2.  Archaic. power to inspire fear or reverence.
3.  Obsolete . fear or dread.
verb (used with object)
4.  to inspire with awe.
5.  to influence or restrain by awe.
You might use “awe” somewhere in describing this photograph:
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aw

[aw]  interjection

1.  (used to express protest, disbelief, disgust, or commiseration.)
2.  (used to express sentimental or sugary approval.)
Aw(wwwwwwwwwww) would be appropriately used in response to THIS photograph.
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Now go, be smarter, use these two words correctly!  🙂
(p.s.  Could NOT get the spacing to work on this.  Sorry for the somewhat difficult “read” because of that.)
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Rich White Men Urinate On Black Women…By Ed Asner

Replace “rich” with “Jew” and it’s a Nazi propaganda video.  Everything that is wrong in America is become of the rich.  Everything that was wrong in Germany was because of the Jews.  The parallels between these two propaganda are myriad.  This is so disturbing.  What on earth is this video even supposed to be used for?  SHAME on everyone involved in it.  Extra shame on Ed Asner.  How can even be involved with a project depicting a rich white man urinating on a middle class black woman.  UNBELIEVABLE.

I think I hear black helicopters.

12/06/12 Update:  The teachers union removed and edited the video to remove the portion where the white rich man urinates on the poor black people.  Good call.  But the rest of the video is just as bad.  They’ve reuploaded the edited version.  Bad call.  They should have quit while they were ahead.


FORWARD With Obama…

For those who don’t think Obama is steering this nation straight into socialism (on onto the path toward communism), you might want to take another look at what he has already accomplished.

In his own words…

For those who think “he doesn’t know what he’s doing”, you are wrong.  He knows EXACTLY what he is doing.  Stop calling him an idiot.  He’s brilliant.  He is calculating and manipulative, and a masterful truth twister.  And he’s a shameless liar.

He is NOT a failed president!!!!  As president, he has made great strides towards his goal…his goal being to fundamentally change America.  He has been greatly successful in his promise to do this!  He’s doing EXACTLY what he was voted in to do…he is implementing his agenda by every means possible.

The question is not “is Obama good for America?”.  Because if you believe in what Obama is doing then of course, you believe he is.  And if you are that person, this is not a plea to your sensibilities.  You think he’s awesome and doing great things.  And you’re smart and have thought it through and know what it is that you want.  I get that.  This post is for those who maybe aren’t so sure.  The question for those people is this…is this REALLY what you want for America?  If it is, vote for the guy and enjoy what he’s gonna do to you.  Not FOR you, because SOCIALISM and communism DO NOT WORK…and in the end, the ones in charge politically are the only ones who “succeed”…because they, like everyone else don’t have their own success, but unlike you, they have YOURS.  That is what the “shared success” we keep hearing about truly is.  You share your success with those in charge and their protégés, and with those in their lines of patronage.

If you believe that life isn’t fair, join the club.  It’s not.  But do you really think that it’s not YOUR job to help level the playing field?  It is, you know. It’s YOUR job and it’s MY job to rescue orphans and to feed the hungry and to care for widows.  It’s the responsibility of INDIVIDUALS to help each other.  Is that a responsibility you want to abdicate even more to the government and to bureaucrats?

If you have a little nagging voice in the back of your head that makes you question if you made, and continue to make, the right decision in supporting Obama, I think you need to listen to that little voice.  If you think at all that maybe he’s bringing something to America that isn’t at all what America is about, you need to listen to that voice.  Later, if you decide that what he’s all about is what you truly want, you can move things in that direction.  But once Obama gets a second term, it will be nearly impossible to return to what America once was.  Do you want America changed fundamentally even more?  Do you want an Obama who will have even “more flexibility” in doing what he wants in a second term???  He wants you to go forward with him, because he knows, he KNOWS, that if you do, there won’t be any going back.

Are you ready for that? Are you REALLY???

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Arrest Him, or Institutionalize Him, Please!

I have had it with Alec Baldwin.  He’s either one of the world’s biggest jerks, or he’s severely mentally ill…but he’s most probably both.

All the latest headlines surrounding Baldwin’s being kicked off an American Airlines flight state the reason for his ejection was that he refused to stop playing Words With Friends on his cell phone.  Not exactly so.  It seems Mr. Baldwin did a little bit more than refuse to turn off his cell phone.  The headlines make it sound like he kept his phone on 15 seconds too long and was forced to leave the plane.  He is acting like a spoiled brat, a petulant child.  This is NOT his first run-in with being the world’s biggest jerk.  Ever heard the message he left for his 11 year old daughter on her phone?  Yeah, really classy and fatherly, Alec…call your little girl a “thoughtless little pig”.  Nice.  There’s a lot more to his deranged tirade blasted at her, but the language isn’t exactly suitable for my blog.  Suffice it to say, he was foul.  Eleven years old.  Good grief.  But I digressed.  Back to his latest deranged behavior….

Sure, all the data and studies show that cell phone usage does NOT interfere with the workings of an aircraft and will not cause it to crash or anything like that.  But the fact remains, it’s the rule that electronic devices need to be shut off during takeoff and landing, and limited in their usage while in flight.  Plus, the flight attendants are the BOSSES of the plane and keep you ALIVE in case of an emergency and when they tell you to do, or not do, something, you do it, or stop doing it.  That’s just how it goes.

Here is the American Airlines comment from their facebook page on just how classy a guy Alec is:

Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.

If *I*, and likely you, had acted in such a manner, we’d have been hauled off in handcuffs.  But this maniac walked away and got himself on a later flight, on which I suppose, he behaved himself, at least enough so to be able to remain on the plane.

This isn’t a man who has simple anger issues.  This is a very sick guy who needs to not be in society as he is now.

I’m not one who does the boycott thing, but I won’t be watching his shows, going to his movies, or doing anything that supports him in any way shape or form.  He’s calling for a boycott of American Airlines.  I think American Airlines should ban him forever from flying.  If I was one an American Airline flight attendant, who he called “retired Catholic school gym teachers”, I would walk off the plane if he showed up on my flight.  I’d have the right to do that written into my union contract, in fact.


“We fear something is wrong in the state of Europe”

While the EU is burning, its lawmakers have found time to make it illegal to claim that water can prevent dehydration. I would claim to be left speechless about this, but of course, dear readers, you all know that would be a lie!

However, I let the stupidity speak for itself, lest I not do it justice by giving it a rant!  I found that in order to categorize this post I needed to create a new category for it.  So I created two.  This is the official first post categorized under “Lou Rants” and also “headdesk”.

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day.

By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins

6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.

“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”

NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day.

The Department for Health disputed the wisdom of the new law. A spokesman said: “Of course water hydrates. While we support the EU in preventing false claims about products, we need to exercise common sense as far as possible.”

German professors Dr Andreas Hahn and Dr Moritz Hagenmeyer, who advise food manufacturers on how to advertise their products, asked the European Commission if the claim could be made on labels.

They compiled what they assumed was an uncontroversial statement in order to test new laws which allow products to claim they can reduce the risk of disease, subject to EU approval.

They applied for the right to state that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration” as well as preventing a decrease in performance.

However, last February, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) refused to approve the statement.

A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.

Now the EFSA verdict has been turned into an EU directive which was issued on Wednesday.

Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.

He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.

“Then they make this judgment law and make it clear that if anybody dares sell water claiming that it is effective against dehydration they could get into serious legal bother.

EU regulations, which aim to uphold food standards across member states, are frequently criticised.

Rules banning bent bananas and curved cucumbers were scrapped in 2008 after causing international ridicule.

Prof Hahn, from the Institute for Food Science and Human Nutrition at Hanover Leibniz University, said the European Commission had made another mistake with its latest ruling.

“What is our reaction to the outcome? Let us put it this way: We are neither surprised nor delighted.

“The European Commission is wrong; it should have authorised the claim. That should be more than clear to anyone who has consumed water in the past, and who has not? We fear there is something wrong in the state of Europe.”

Prof Brian Ratcliffe, spokesman for the Nutrition Society, said dehydration was usually caused by a clinical condition and that one could remain adequately hydrated without drinking water.

He said: “The EU is saying that this does not reduce the risk of dehydration and that is correct.

“This claim is trying to imply that there is something special about bottled water which is not a reasonable claim.”

Link to original article HERE.


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