Wednesday, June 30, 2010

8 Funny Posts 4 A Grin From Dennys Blogs - 30 June 2010

*** When times are tough what do you do? Laughter is the best stress reliever! Here are 8 posts from this week's posts at Denny's blogs for you to enjoy.



Cup of coffee from Brazil by il Quoquo @ flickr


From Denny: Between Colbert and Stewart, well, let's just say they have BP's shenanigans covered. Nothing gets past them!

In my ongoing effort to provide stress relief when the national conversation is so depressing - because of the BP Gulf Coast oil spill, a fragile economy and politicians who continually refuse to do right by the American people - we all need to keep laughing our way through these times until they get better. Trust that times will get better and they will. Until then, while we are in transition, we must develop coping skills for managing daily stress like making sure we are laughing often.

This is one of those times when it is true that "the pen is mightier than the sword" for the right kind of writing can bring relief to thousands in one moment over the internet. Pretty cool when you think about it. How many people can accomplish so much out of thin air? :)


Funny Smile Quotes - Cheeky Quote Day - 30 June 2010

Roundup of Late Night Funnies: BP Oil Spill, McChrystal Firing - 28 June 2010

Funny Video: Colbert Says McChrystal Had To Have Been High

Funny Video: Stewart Nails Republicans As Flip-Floppers On BP Escrow Fund

Funny Video: Colbert Lampoons Barton's BP Apology

Funny Video: Stewart Lampoons McChrystal's Balls For An Honorable Discharge

5 Funny Shorts: What Kids Think About Love and Life

Funny Video: Surfing Group Known as The Radical Rodents


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spies Among Us, Scumbag Congress Denies Food to Children of Unemployed - News Headlines 29 June 2010

*** Spies play games in America and scumbag Congress denies extension of unemployment benefits to desperate jobless in America.





Lucky Gen. McChrystal

From Denny: Gen. McChrystal is toast and was forced to retire. Lucky him that the President is such a decent guy. McChrystal would not have done the same for him if their roles had been reversed. Let's hope the general gets it and appreciates it over the years, not mistaking kindness for weakness.

The President made it possible to override Army regulations and helped McChrystal retire at four star status. Technically, he did not have enough time on the job to quality for retiring at the four star level. The four star level pension sure pays out a helluva lot better than the three star level. He should take this huge gift, shut up and disappear as quickly as he can before the President changes his mind.

Russian spies finally hauled in after FBI watches them for decade

Since I grew up in the American intelligence community I always get a good laugh when "the other side's" spies are found to be operating in our midst. Just like now, usually the FBI and the CIA have had tabs on them for some time. In this case, it's been over a decade of watching these bumbling Russian spies.

The media keeps asking the obvious questions like "They had no direct access to any high level information. What did Russia hope to gain? After all, they could find out all the information they wanted about President Obama's trips by Google search on the internet."

Of course, what the American media is missing is duh, the obvious. The Russian media is state owned and state run propaganda. In a word, the Russian intelligence community does not believe the media to be telling the truth. So, their inept old school handlers wanted these family spies to verify the American media information as truthful or not. The Russian handlers figured if their spies lived in America they would come to relate to and understand the American mindset and know if information was true as told.

This pathetic former Cold War spy ring really comes across as the last gasp of the Old Russia that just couldn't let go of their paranoid ways. These guys always were the ultimate control freaks so none of this surprises me. In the end, it all comes down to trust, of which the Russians have none. That's how their society has worked for decades, on fear and mistrust. In their minds, surely nothing could be as simple as doing a Google search. Earth to Russia: yes, it is.

OK, I've laughed enough at this one, moving along...

BP oil spill disaster and scummy corporate deeds

Oh, goodie, BP is now taking money out of the claims fund to funnel to their BP gas station owners because of the boycotts against BP. So now BP gas station owners are victims? You have got to be kidding me. BP should be paying them out of another fund and not the one for the fishermen and other business owners. Yet more scummy doings from the BP crowd.

As it is, they play games with the claims process even after Ken Feinberg got involved. Everything they do is arbitrary and delay, delay, delay for as long as they can until they get caught and profiled on some news story. Then they go into public relations over drive and churn out the glossy expensive New York ads to the tune of "me thinks thou dost protest too much."

Car sales plummet do to job loss

GM auto sales nosedived by 13 percent from last year when they were in the tubes. That is what happens when you take taxpayer stimulus money, claim to pay it back but actually just took another form of a taxpayer loan from the Federal Reserve, and then had the audacity to fire 5,000 employees. They sent those jobs overseas so obviously they still needed the work to be done. They were just too cheap to pay American workers. And these guys still think American's owe them brand loyalty? What drugs are they smoking?

Unemployment benefits denied by Congress who goes on holiday

The biggest shocker this week was Congress refusing to extend unemployment benefits to the millions of desperate people out there. Bankruptcies are way up as are home foreclosures. You can't keep squeezing people and the politicians think they will not pay some kind of price for their cruelty.

The American public is in an ugly mood and no longer mollified by inspiring words of hope or empty words about how this denial is good for the deficit. Try telling that to a hungry three year old crying because she can only eat one meal a day. Yeah, this is the same Congress that took away breakfast and lunch at America's public schools. Talk about people who will be burning in hell for eternity for such depraved indifference to the suffering of little children.


Financial Reform Deal in Doubt

House Rejects Unemployment Benefits Extension
Amid GOP Concerns About Debt and Deficit, House Vote on Extending Unemployment Benefits Fails; Another Vote Expected

Drilling Moratorium Costing Gulf Docks Business
BP Compensation Fund Not Likely to Cover Costs of Expected Losses if Obama Deepwater Moratorium Becomes Permanent

BP Meets U.S. Deadline for Oil Spill Payments
Oil Company Has Paid Gov't About $71 Million for Costs Associated With Cleanup

BP Tosses Lifeline to Gas Stations, Group Says
Energy Giant to Give up to $70M Local Stations, Suppliers Struggling Due to Boycotts, According to Industry Group

Moscow: Suspected Spies Include Russian Citizens
But Russia Urges Restraint, Insists Alleged Spies Did Nothing to Hurt U.S. Interests; State Department Plays Down Fallout

U.S. Officials Play Down U.S.-Russia Spy Fallout
White House, Pentagon Play Down Political Ramifications of Spy Ring Arrests; Obama Declines to Comment

Ex-KGB: Russia May Have 50 Spy Couples in U.S.
Cold War Defector Oleg Gordievsky Says Alleged Spy Ring May Extend Well Beyond Those Arrested

White House: McChrystal to Retire with 4 Stars
Ousted General Will Be Allowed to Retire as a Four Star General Despite Serving in that Position for Less Than a Year

A Good General Is Not Enough
Thomas Joscelyn: Winning in Afghanistan Will also Require Pressure on Pakistan.

Kagan Calm, Poised at Hearings - but Questions Linger

Cynicism in the Supreme Court Hearings
Ari Melber: Knocking Kagan’s Experience, the Republican Attack May Backfire

Auto Sales Slowing as Americans Doubt Recovery
Automakers Expected to Report Sales Decline Between 9.5 Percent, 12 Percent from May to June Later This Week


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Posts Roundup of Dennys 14 Blogs - 27 June 2010

*** Check out news, political opinion - serious and funny cartoons, recipes, science and health news, poetry, funny posts, photography, spiritual thoughts and great quotes.




Cup of coffee from Brazil by il Quoquo @ flickr





The Social Poets:


Dark Humor: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 26 June 2010

Fourth of July When Life is Simple poem - Libations Friday 25 June 2010

Pentagon Junkyard Dogs Bow to Obama Pressure

Funny Lawyer Quotes and Jokes - Cheeky Quote Day 23 June 2010

Gen. McChrystal Out For Crudely Dissing The President

Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 21 June 2010

Funny Video: Colberts The Word, Stay the Course

Funny Video: Colberts Simplified Version of Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech

Funny Video: Colbert Examines America's Strained Relationship With England

Funny Video: Stewarts Take On America's Oil Dependence

Funny Video: Stewart Calls Joe Barton A 'Disdainful A--hole'

Posts Roundup at Dennys 14 Blogs - 20 June 2010




Dennys Global Politics:


American and World Politics Cartoons - 26 June 2010

Unemployed Americans Screwed by the Republicans Again - News Headlines 24 June 2010

McChrystal as Dems Political Disaster - News Headlines - 22 June 2010





The Healing Waters:


Living Art Exhibit: Public Play at NY Times Square Pianos

Exploding Number of Young Widows in the World

Good News: Kids Sell Lemon Aid 4 Pelicans Hurt in the Gulf





Poems From A Spiritual Heart:


An Audience of One

10 Funny Posts For a Laugh - 23 June 2010

Life is About Everything

Stepping Through Life

Hope Transforms

Jazz Music




The Soul Calendar:


Big Oil Nixs Competing Aviation BioFuel: NASAs Project OMEGA




Romancing The Chocolate:


Cake Tuesday: Coffee Toffee Fudge Cake, Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Muffin Monday: Pina Colada Muffins




Unusual 2 Tasty:


Muffin Monday: Polynesian Bread or Muffins, Gluten Free Pineapple Muffin

Muffin Monday: Savory Feta, Roasted Pepper Basil Muffins From Sur La Table




Comfort Food From Louisiana:


Cake Tuesday: Fresh Peach Coffee Cake

Muffin Monday: Banana Praline Muffins, White Chocolate Banana Bread




Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd:


Funny Legal News Story: The Case of a Contraceptives Misstaken Use

Funny Cartoon: What to Wear For Employee Review




Dennys Funny Quotes:


Funny General McChrystal Cartoons - 26 June 2010

10 Funny Signs and 10 Funny Short Jokes




Visual Insights:


Dennys Photo Gallery: Fourth of July Watermelon




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Saturday, June 26, 2010

American and World Politics Cartoons - 26 June 2010

*** More Bozo Sapien Awards given out to world politicians and Big Business CEOs in their never-ending journey of how to embarrass themselves and their countries.





From Denny: BP's CEO Tony Hayward and all of Britain is deliriously happy that General McChrystal's idiot two-month long interview with The Rolling Stone Magazine got them off the front pages of the news - for now. Leave it to Hayward to do and say something else as heartless and insensitive as last week. Give him time; he will do it again - and again. The guy can't help himself as his ego is that bloated with self-importance and arrogance.

He's the one giving Britain a bad name. Not even the quality people like former First Lady Cherie Blair, of The Loomba Foundation, can be in the news enough to counter the bad taste in the mouth for Americans on the Gulf Coast of Britain's rush to take care of themselves first and always.

By the way, Cherie Blair's foundation is concerned about the plight of young widows with children all over the world, numbering in the millions. See this post at The Healing Waters blog: Exploding Number of Young Widows in the World This Brit is a class act. She exemplifies what is the best from the United Kingdom juxtaposed to Hayward's worst example of low character depravity.

Back to politicians and leaders embarrassing themselves in the news... The latest insult is to claim that Afghanistan has over $1 trillion in unmined mineral deposits just to justify to war weary regular Americans to stay in the war longer. Remember that same Pentagon argument for the Iraq War? They promised the oil fields of Iraq would defray the cost and even completely pay for the Iraq War if only America would invade Iraq.

Now, years later, at the cost of $9 billion a month we are still bleeding money from the national treasury and spilling the blood of our soldiers in this stupid war. Now the Pentagon and Big Business came up with another lunatic ad promotion to sell the public on staying in Afghanistan because we will all get rich as we send our Big Business mine owners over there to mine for America. Is there truly anyone left in America stupid and gullible enough to believe these stink-to-High-Heaven lies?

























































Media:























The BP Oil Spill has taught us all over the world it's time to get serious about moving into alternative cleaner energy and away from fossil fuels. It's also time for every person on this planet to scream and protest all their leaders until their governments take up the charge into the future.






And the biggest loser this week? America's unemployed because the Greed Over Principle Republicans spit on every unemployed American desperate to put a roof over their heads and put food on the table. There should be a wall of shame publicly displayed of all the unpatriotic Americans who voted not to extend unemployment benefits to fellow Americans in need.






*** See Also more cartoons of the day: Dark Humor: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 26 June 2010

*** See Also more cartoons of the day: Funny General McChrystal Cartoons - 26 June 2010

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Unemployed Americans Screwed by the Republicans Again - News Headlines 24 June 2010

*** Republicans deny food to America's children and families. In a word: They don't care about anyone but themselves. They are unpatriotic.





From Denny: How do you spell cruelty in America? REPUBLICANS. These guys are shameless in their finger puppet status for Big Business. They killed the unemployment extension for America's millions of unemployed. Why? Because business has to pay for a portion of their salaries while they are out of work. You know, those guys in Big Business who thought they could cavalierly shed jobs, meaning real people, in order to save money. Now they don't want to be responsible for all those millions of people they put in the street.

Those people are desperate, many still out of work for two years. They have exhausted all their life savings and cashed in their retirement plans, sold every stick of furniture they own to stay afloat and put food on the table for their children. Now this? The Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for such a callous act, especially going into the Fourth of July holiday season.

And where is the President on this? His lame political advisors are whining how they guess they will have to rely upon public outrage to do their jobs for them. Mr. President, fire these lame advisors. Move the political arm out of the White House all together. These guys are destroying the middle class with their cavalier attitude as badly as the Republicans are doing.

Mr. President, the time for action on your part is now. Use your presidential power and start issuing presidential orders to right this American ship. You are allowing the middle class wealth to evaporate while kowtowing to Big Business for political donations. Start using the backbone you rediscovered when you fired General McChrystal. Use your power as President to immediately change things for the betterment of the middle class.

To date, absolutely none of your recent legislations have helped the middle class on any level. Some, like the so-called credit card reforms actually created greater hardships when you signaled to the Big Banks they could rape and pillage the middle class during that 18 month waiting period before the law would take effect.

This country has become an unbearable place to live and work thanks to the greed of Big Business. When are you going to step up and get serious about changing the ways things work in Washington? Better yet, when are you going to step up and decide to be on the side of middle class America and do right by us? We can't wait forever.



Republicans Kill Senate Jobless Aid Bill

High Court Sides With Ex-Enron CEO Skilling - The U.S Supreme Court has severely restricted the ability of federal prosecutors to bring corruption cases against public officials and corporate executives. The court unanimously imposed stark limits on the so-called honest services law that for decades has been a key tool in prosecuting corruption cases.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10 Funny Posts For a Laugh - 23 June 2010

*** Links to funny posts from several of Dennys blogs this week!





From Denny: I just love the enthusiasm of this funny dog running full tilt, tongue flailing out and slapping his face. He is undeterred and happy anyway. If only we humans could live in the moment like this dog. Well, not to worry, I've found some funny things on the web this week and posted them: jokes, funny quotes, funny photos and funny videos. Knock yourselves out. And, hey, make sure to send me photos of you laughing - and having a good time falling off your chair. :)


Funny Lawyer Quotes and Jokes - Cheeky Quote Day 23 June 2010

Funny Legal News Story: The Case of a Contraceptives Misstaken Use

10 Funny Signs and 10 Funny Short Jokes

Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 21 June 2010

Funny Video: Colberts The Word, Stay the Course

Funny Video: Colberts Simplified Version of Obama's BP Oil Spill Speech

Funny Video: Colbert Examines America's Strained Relationship With England

Funny Video: Stewarts Take On America's Oil Dependence

Funny Cartoon: What to Wear For Employee Review

Funny Video: Stewart Calls Joe Barton A 'Disdainful A--hole'



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President Obama: Executive Order 13545, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition


The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

Executive Order 13545--President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to recognize that good nutrition goes hand in hand with fitness and sports participation, Executive Order 13265 of June 6, 2002, is hereby amended as follows:
 Section 1.  The title is revised to read as follows:  "President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition."
 Sec. 2.  Sections 1 through 5 are revised to read as follows:
 "Section 1.  Purpose.  The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), in carrying out the Secretary's responsibilities for public health and human services, shall develop and coordinate a national program to enhance physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition.  Through this program, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Secretaries of Agriculture and Education, seek to:
 (a)  expand national interest in and awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition;
 (b)  stimulate and enhance coordination of programs within and among the private and public sectors that promote physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition;
 (c)  expand availability of quality information and guidance regarding physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition; and
 (d)  target all Americans, with particular emphasis on children and adolescents, as well as populations or communities in which specific risks or disparities in participation in, access to, or knowledge about the benefits of physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition have been identified.
 In implementing this order, the Secretary shall be guided by the science-based Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  Additionally, the Secretary shall undertake nutrition related activities under this order in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture.
 Sec. 2.  The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.  (a)  There is hereby established the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (Council).
 (b)  The Council shall be composed of up to 25 members appointed by the President.  Members shall serve for a term of 2 years, shall be eligible for reappointment, and may continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until the appointment of a successor.  The President may designate one or more members as Chair or Vice Chair.
 Sec. 3.  Functions of the Council.  (a)  The Council shall advise the President, through the Secretary, concerning progress made in carrying out the provisions of this order and shall recommend to the President, through the Secretary, actions to accelerate progress.
 (b)  The Council shall advise the Secretary on ways to promote regular physical activity, fitness, sports participation, and good nutrition.  Recommendations may address, but are not necessarily limited to, public awareness campaigns; Federal, State, and local physical activity; fitness, sports participation, and nutrition initiatives; and partnership opportunities between public- and private-sector health-promotion entities.
 (c)  The Council shall function as a liaison to relevant State, local, and private entities in order to advise the Secretary regarding opportunities to extend and improve physical activity, fitness, sports, and nutrition programs and services at the local, State, and national levels.
 (d)  The Council shall monitor the need to enhance programs and educational and promotional materials sponsored, overseen, or disseminated by the Council, and shall advise the Secretary as necessary concerning such need.
 In performing its functions, the Council shall take into account the Federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
 Sec. 4.  Administration.  (a)  Each executive department and agency shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of funds, furnish such information and assistance to the Secretary and the Council as they may request.
 (b)  The members of the Council shall serve without compensation for their work on the Council.  Members of the Council may, however, receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701- 5707).
 (c)  To the extent permitted by law, the Secretary shall furnish the Council with necessary staff, supplies, facilities, and other administrative services.  The expenses of the Council shall be paid from funds available to the Secretary.
 (d)  The Secretary shall appoint an Executive Director of the Council who shall serve as a liaison to the Secretary and the White House on matters and activities pertaining to the Council.
 (e)  The Council, with the approval of the Secretary, may establish subcommittees as appropriate to aid in its work.
 (f)  The seal prescribed by Executive Order 10830 of July 24, 1959, as amended, shall be modified to reflect the name of the Council as established by this order.
 Sec. 5.  General Provisions.  (a)  Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (Act), may apply to the administration of any portion of this order, any functions of the President under the Act, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary in accordance with the guidelines and procedures issued by the Administrator of General Services.
 (b)  The Council shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order, unless extended by the President.
 (c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person."
BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 22, 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

McChrystal as Dems Political Disaster - News Headlines - 22 June 2010

*** President Obama may face rage of American voters come November and end up with a Republican Congress. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse: it can.





From Denny: General McChrystal is burned toast politically and career wise. What kind of military fool has his own public relations team and then allows a reporter to follow him around non-stop for two months? That reporter was privy to sensitive information as well as the day to day operations, opinions and sound-offs from the general's staff. In a word: McChrystal was not wise.

Which might explain some of the idiot field decisions he has made of late. But then the guy is known as an alcoholic. Recently, he ordered a small group of men into a geographic area that could only be described as a killing zone. They were ordered to build an outpost on a valley with high mountains, known to contain hundreds of shooting Taliban. It's like saying, hey! Now go build your nice new house while under sniper fire by a team of 200 enemy. This was McChrystal's decision and it cost nine of our soldiers their lives. It was a stupid thoughtless decision and completely unnecessary.

Never place alcoholics in charge of any decisions because they will always be unwise. Bush and Cheney were both alcoholics. Who could forget the so-called pretzel-choking incident of Bush when he fell off the couch drunk and slammed his face? Our military and political sphere is awash in alcoholics unable to make sound decisions.

Meanwhile, the Democrats keep getting lousy political advise from the senior advisors at the White House. In a word, Mr. President, your political advisors make you look the fool to the American people. You only have a measly four months to turn your presidency around or its toast come November elections. The middle class is slammed so hard up against the wall that we are pancaked.

Your advisors keep telling you to wait until your second term to make the important changes. Your advisors live in fear that Big Business will not fund their political efforts. Let me share a thought with you. There will be no second term at the rate you are not moving. Your so-called changes move at the rate of the equivalent of snail mail.

If you don't get up off the couch, quit listening to Axelrod and crowd who advance this lukewarm agenda of The Minimum Acceptable, your presidency will get neutered by a Republican Congress in November. It doesn't look good right now, Mr. President. Follow your own gut instincts and quit relying upon those of political advisors who are advancing their own agendas and don't care about anyone outside of themselves. Quit allowing them to mollify you. Quit allowing them to sideline you from doing what you know is right and needs immediate attention: the American people.



Former oil exec talks energy policy - former CEO Hofmeister used to work at Shell, now he’s on a mission

Prepare Yourselves for Speaker Boehner - William Galston: Earth to House Democrats: Get Ready to Hit the Panic Button

The McChrystal Fallout

McChrystal Ordered to W.H. to Explain Critique - Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Offers "Sincerest Apology" for Bashing Administration in Rolling Stone Interview

The Runaway General - Stanley McChrystal, Obama's top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House

BP's Disaster: No Surprise to Folks in the Know - Andrew B. Wilson: Anyone Who Understood the Corporate Culture Could See This Coming a Million Miles Away


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Posts Roundup at Dennys 14 Blogs - 20 June 2010

*** Check out news, political opinion - serious and funny cartoons, recipes, science and health news, poetry, funny posts, photography, spiritual thoughts and great quotes.




Cup of coffee from Brazil by il Quoquo @ flickr




The Social Poets:


Dark Humor: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 19 June 2010

Stepping Through Life poem - Libations Friday 18 June 2010

BP Gets Their Moneys Worth From Apologetic GOP Texan Barton

Funny Quotes From Big Oil and BP Congressional Hearings - Cheeky Quote Day 16 June 2010

Foreclosure Violated Military Act: Yet Another Reason Not to Live in Texas

Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 14 June 2010

Funny Video: Obama Embarks on AssQuest 2010

Funny Colbert Video: BP CEO Tony Hayward Is an Evil Box of Priggish Entitled Baking Soda

Funny Colbert Video: BP Perplexed Stock Value Sinks

Funny Video: Colbert Doles Out Advice For Helen Thomas






Dennys Global Politics:


BP Problems: Political Cartoons 19 June 2010

Kevin Costner Blasts Big Oil, GOP Apologizes to BP - News Headlines 17 June 2010

Obamas Oval Office Speech, CEO Weigh in on Obama, Reality of BPs $20 Billion Escrow - News Headlines 16 June 2010

BP On Hook for $75 Billion in Claims, 1-Man Mission American Ninja Faulkner Hunts bin Laden, News Headlines 15 June 2010

BP Nightmare Well, Congress Ready to Nail BP, Kennedy FBI Docs, Obama Gets Oil Spill Help - News Headlines 14 June 2010






Beautiful Illustrated Quotations:


How Does Tenacity Figure in Your Life?

Destress: 3 Great Encouragement Quotes

Have You Ever Thought About The Process of Success?

Hope Transforms Our Lives in Tough Times






Romancing The Chocolate:


5 Tasty Sweet as Candy Chess Pie Recipes

8 Funny Posts to Enjoy

Muffin Monday: 3 Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipes



Comfort Food From Louisiana:


7 Simple Ingredients Brisket and Southern Corn Pudding

Muffin Monday: Mushroom Dill Muffins From Louisiana Mushroom Farm




Unusual 2 Tasty:


Muffin Monday: Savory Feta, Roasted Pepper Basil Muffins From Sur La Table




Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd:


Funny Video: Colberts Sound Advice on How to Get a Job

Murphys 15 Laws About Sex





Dennys Funny Quotes:


Oops and Hunh?! Cartoons 19 June 2010

Funny Family Quotes

Joke: When A Bunch of Nationalities Are Stranded on an Island





Visual Insights:

BP Oil Slicked Animals: Outrage Cartoons - 19 June 2010





Poems From A Spiritual Heart:


Hope Transforms

Jazz Music




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Saturday, June 19, 2010

BP Problems: Political Cartoons 19 June 2010

*** BP just keeps on giving freebies to the cartoonists.





From Denny: BP's CEO Tony Hayward just can't get it right. He is the man of the hour for the most gaffes ever by a CEO. He makes gaffe prone politicians look articulate. Just this weekend he went back to Britain after making a mockery of the American Congressional hearing. Hayward was seen yacht racing while doing the minimum acceptable to clean up the gargantuan oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is now gushing at the rate of 4 million gallons a day.

He plans to try again to re-cut the riser pipe for a cleaner cut. The last time BP cut the riser pipe the volume of oil gushing out doubled in volume. Do we really need BP to continue to monkey with this oil well? All these measures are supposed to be temporary solutions anyway until the relief wells are drilled.

The sad thing is that relief wells may no longer be a solution with the way BP has continued to screw with the well head, each time making matters worse. The well is about shot to pieces and we are about to have the ocean floor erupt into one wide space of oil gushing non-stop. Why does the President allow this bumbling idiot to make any suggestions, decisions or act on this well any more? It's insanity.





















































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Friday, June 18, 2010

8 Funny Posts to Enjoy

*** Your medicine today is to laugh!




From Denny: The world is full of funny, and, in these trying political and economic times, we all need to laugh as much as possible! These are some of the posts I've put up this week on The Social Poets and Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd blogs.


Funny Quotes From Big Oil and BP Congressional Hearings - Cheeky Quote Day 16 June 2010

Roundup of Late Night Funnies - 14 June 2010

Funny Video: Obama Embarks on AssQuest 2010

Funny Colbert Video: BP CEO Tony Hayward Is an Evil Box of Priggish Entitled Baking Soda




Funny Colbert Video: BP Perplexed Stock Value Sinks

Funny Video: Colbert Doles Out Advice For Helen Thomas

Funny Video: Colberts Sound Advice on How to Get a Job

Murphys 15 Laws About Sex


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kevin Costner Blasts Big Oil, GOP Apologizes to BP - News Headlines 17 June 2010

From Denny: Kevin Costner, of Ocean Therapy Solutions, is as frustrated as the Louisiana residents he is trying to help on the Gulf Coast. What it amounts to is that several companies with the technology to clean up this BP oil spill are unable to get through to the one BP exec who can green light a project, shelling out the money to get the job going. Clearly, BP is still playing games with people's lives, the government and the environment.

The EPA, BP and the Coast Guard have collected 1,900 proposals for how to clean up the Gulf. Only one proposal has made it through to even be considered - after all this big talk the past month of setting up and getting organized as to how to process it all. NOTHING has been deployed into the Gulf for clean up. The EPA doesn't even know if any of their proposals have been deployed or not. Just what is Browner doing all day? What a mess. They are like the Keystone Cops. No one knows what to do and even if they did they could not get their proverbial act together to organize properly and get the work done. This is sheer lunacy.

Microsorb Environmental Products is a Massachusetts company that has also tried to find its way through the bureaucratic BP maze. They use non-toxic, oil-eating microbes to clean up oil spills like in the Gulf. Yet BP has not acknowledged their usefulness nor shown any interest in deploying this easy technology for the clean up.

One small bit of good news from Citibank, that Big Bank that holds a lot of America's mortgages. Turns out if you live within 25 miles of the Gulf coast they will relent and not start foreclosure on you for another 90 days. Such big hearts, yeah, right. If these Big Banks had an ounce of sense they would restructure these loans so people could pay at reduced rates while the economy is in a slump. No one said the banking sector was nimble in their policies or constructively creative in problem-solving difficult economic issues.



GOP Outraged By 'Shakedown' BP Escrow Account, Apologizes To CEO




Feds bust 485 mortgage fraudsters

Kevin Costner blasts Big Oil 'bureaucratic maze'

Costner: "The whole world is watching as America fumbles its way through the greatest environmental disaster in history," Costner told the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at a hearing Thursday in Washington. "I believe there are other small companies out there in the private sector just like us. You should know that negotiating your way through the bureaucratic maze that currently exists is like trying to play a video game that nobody can master."

Oil spill victims get a break on mortgage payments

Opinion: How Wall Street reform falls short


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