A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle aged bald man
standing at the counter methodically placing Love stamps on bright
pink envelopes with hearts all over them. He then takes out a perfume
bottle and starts spraying scent all over them.
His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and
asks him what he is doing. The man says “I’m sending out 1000 Valentine
Cards signed, Guess who?
But why? asks the man.
I’m a divorce lawyer, the man replies !!
Aboard a plane, an announcement by the captain was heard.
This is Captain Sinclair speaking. On behalf of my crew I’d like to welcome
you again aboard ABC Airlines flight 007 to London. We are currently flying
at a height of 35,000 feet midway across the Atlantic, and I’m sorry to say that
we have lost power of all our engines and will crash into the ocean shortly.’
The passengers were obviously very anxious to hear that, but were somewhat
comforted by the captain’s next announcement.
‘Ladies and gentlemen, we at ABC have prepared for such an emergency,
and we would like you to rearrange your seating so that all the non- swimmers
are on the left side of the plane, and the swimmers on the right.’
After the passengers rearrange themselves accordingly, the captain made a
belly landing in the ocean. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, we have crashed into the
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A man comes home from work and after a relaxing dinner with
his wife, they retired to bed, both go to their separate beds,
however the man was not yet ready to sleep,
The man called over to his wife, my little honey bee, I am lonely.
So the woman gets out of her bed and crosses to her husband,s
bed, On the way she trips on the carpet and falls on her face.
The husband with a concerned look on his face says; Oh
did my little sweet angel fall on her little nosey- wosey?
He helped his wife to gets up and carried her to his bed.
They have a passionate sex and afterwards the women rolls out
As she is returning to her bed,
She once again trips on the carpet and falls on her face.
The Husband looks over his shoulder at his wife lying…
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Washington, DC — October 4, 2011
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force (No. 11-1496)). Judicial Watch is investigating the purpose and itinerary of the trip as well as a breakdown of the costs to taxpayers.
On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission taskings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit:
According to U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip, Judicial Watch calculated the total cost to American taxpayers was $424,142 for use of the aircraft (34.8 flight hours x $12,188 per hour). (The C-32 is a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757.) Other expenses – meals%
Iain Duncan Smith acknowledged pensioners need “a little bit more protection and sensibility” from the state because the elderly do not have the option of working to earn more money.
However, he suggested there are flaws in the welfare system when wealthy pensioners have to be asked to hand back benefits that they do not need.
Asked about the issue of rich older people getting hand-outs, Mr Duncan Smith told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “There are lots of anomalies in the benefits system. We could go almost anywhere to some of the universal nature of some of these benefits.”
The Work and Pensions Secretary is under pressure to find £10 billion of extra welfare cuts, but David Cameron has promised to protect perks such as free television licences, bus passes, winter fuel payments for older people.
Yesterday Interccect hosted a lecture by Jodi Dean over her new book The Communist Horizon. It was my first time meeting Jodi in person after many years of online interaction, but more importantly it was a great lecture.
One thing that came up frequently in the Q&A was the issue of how we can know that advocating communism won’t lead straight to the worst excesses of Stalinism. She had addressed this question already in the lecture — saying, for instance, that the very existence of the question shows that we “know better” at this point and that there’s no reason to assume that history will repeat itself in exactly the same way — but she also admitted that part of her theory is that there can be no absolute guarantees in politics.
As a Soviet Ukrainian Jew, I have to wonder why it is not OK to discuss Nazism in…
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Is David Cameron losing his grip on power?
The argument made by the Prime Minister’s supporters when the Coalition was formed was that it would lead to stable government and give Mr Cameron authority to take difficult decisions without the risk of parliamentary defeat. Mr Cameron was reluctant to form a minority government without Liberal Democrat support because it might leave him at the mercy of Conservative MPs, many of whom he doesn’t trust.
In the light of recent developments, the fractious Coalition increasingly seems to be delivering the opposite of what its advocates intended. Conservative and Lib Dem ministers are now openly at war on energy policy, and the Government was defeated last week by Eurosceptic Tory MPs who want a cut in the EU’s budget. Ed Miliband says that the Prime Minister is weak – an obviously partisan exaggeration, although coalition government is hardly making Mr Cameron look like a strong leader.
night in the hope of escaping the omnistorm. It felt rather like clinging to the undercarriage of the final B52 to leave Saigon, but we made it. Then, from the haven of temperate London, we watched New York and poor, desperate New Jersey fill up with water and plunge into darkness. Friends on Long Island who could still manage to use email told us of their flooded homes and lost possessions. Much of lower Manhattan, as I write, remains effectively uninhabitable.
So where does this come on the scale of facts that will affect the presidential election? Almost nowhere. In spite of some rather tastelessly blatant wishful thinking in the Obama camp, this was not a great emotional turning point for the sitting president – mainly because the sitting president does not do emotion. If he did, he might well have benefited by becoming the consoling father of the nation, or at least the effective spokesman of its collective agony. He might have had as electrifying a spontaneous moment as the one George Bush had at Ground Zero when he shouted the country’s anger and defiance through a loudhailer: “The rest of the world hears you – and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
In one text the Prime Minister thanked the former ex-News International chief effusively for letting him ride one of her family’s horses. Mr Cameron’s message wrote that the outing was “fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun.”
The message, along with a second text from Mrs Brooks, was obtained by The Mail on Sunday newspaper.
The message from Mrs Brooks praised the Conservative leader’s conference speech. “I cried twice,” she wrote. “Will love working together.”
Downing Street said the texts were submitted to Lord Leveson’s inquiry into phone hacking, but only a small number of messages have been made public by the peer so far.
These two texts were sent in October 2009, shortly after Mrs Brooks was promoted from editor of The Sun to chief executive of News International. It is thought they were supplied to the inquiry by Mrs Brooks.