Friday, September 22, 2017

Ellen De Generes on Donald Trump

Ellen De Generes tells Megyn Kelly that she would not have President Donald Trump on The Ellen Show


One can understand why a partisan might be chary about giving a political foe a platform. However, De Generes cited dangers which she feels as a homosexually oriented woman. It might have been educational for her to chat with Mr. Trump, as he has been the most friendly national Republican ever to the LGBTQQ? community, so her feelings of being in danger may well be chimeras. 

Steven Wright on Nature

Steven Wright on Nature

Thomas Sowell on Socialism


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Trump on the "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un

During his United Nations General Assembly speech, President Trump refers to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man"


Ambassador John Bolton on Trump's United Nations Speech

Ex UN Ambassor John Bolton on Trump's United Nations General Assembly speech

Celebrating International Talk Like a Pirates Day

Black Sam Bellamy







Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  This parodic holiday was dreamt up in 1995 during a racquetball game between John Baur (a.k.a. Ol Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (a.k.a. Cap'n Slappy)


One of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. 'Aaarrr' 



[L] Cap'n Slappy (a.k.a. Mark Summers) and [R] Ol' Chumbucket (John Baur)



In 2002, the pair sent a "message in a bottle"  letter to syndicated columnist Dave Barry who championed and promoted the idea.  Part of the reason that Talk Like a Pirate Day has grown virally is because the faux holiday has not been trademarked, even though Baur and Summers have a website to garner some booty.  John Baur's "pirate" family  also participated in an episode of "Wife Swap" in 2006.



Michigan State Sen. Roger Kahn (R-32 Saginaw Twshp.)
Funny how a farcical pain cry became a parodic holiday.  But believe it or not, in 2013 the state of Michigan officially recognized Talk Like a Pirate Day as a holiday, with Michigan State Senator Roger Kahn (R- MI 32nd Saginaw Township) introducing the resolution wearing an eyepatch.  Better to pass resolutions for farcical holidays than plundering the taxpayers' pocketbooks or truly taking away their liberty.

If you want to petition other legislators to make Talk Like a Pirate Day into a holiday, you ought to send your electronic missive in Pirate argot.    To quickly translate, try using  Post Like a Pirate.