“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Will we find life inside of Orion in 2012?
It is likely that the new year will bring a strong indication of a planet that is sustaining life. The consequences to religion should be profound, but then again, that would require some sane thought and discussion. This should be a doosey.
Even better would be to find some "Intelligent" life on planet earth.ReplyDelete
Whut if we found it in Ideehoe?ReplyDelete
We know Mississippi is out. :)ReplyDelete
Arizona, and Deetroit is lookin' "iffy."ReplyDelete
How much will it cost?ReplyDelete
To willfully create a situation where The consequences to religion should be profound
A more nonproductive use of government funds could not be imagined.
Run Doc Run!
Auld Lang SyneReplyDelete
When Galileo figured out that the Earth goes around the Sun rather than vice versa, that had profound consequences to religion too. Maybe religion should get a clue.ReplyDelete
Next thing you know All the Religions would unite, and Declare War on the Heathens from Orion.ReplyDelete
Do you have Any idea how much intergalactic Battle Wagons cost?
Gingrich would challenge'm to a spelling bee.ReplyDelete
Mitt would send Missionaries.
Paul would have an apeshit fit.
Lester Crown would submit the winning bid on the Space Cruiser, but Boeing would request a rebid, and promise to make it stealthy.ReplyDelete
Upon learning that they don't do poetry, and eat horses, Bob would vote for the MIC candidate.ReplyDelete
Upon hearing that it's an Amazonian Culture Teresita would never be heard from again.ReplyDelete
Upon hearing that they occasionally go "bi," Sam would order a gross of new Gillettes, and do likewise.ReplyDelete
Asked their opinions, Rat said, "Whatever," Gag Reflex said, "Huh?" and Linear Thinker said, "It'll never work."ReplyDelete
Deuce said, "Cool,"ReplyDelete
and Jenny said, "Fuck it."
Wio said, "just another bunch of anti-semites," and Allen said, "We didn't do it," andReplyDelete
Quirk said, "more dicks."
But Galileo Galile was not working for the US government when he made his most influential pronouncements.ReplyDelete
Galileo dismissed as a "useless fiction" the idea, held by his contemporary Johannes Kepler, that the moon caused the tides.
Galileo also refused to accept Kepler's elliptical orbits of the planets
This obsession with the stars, a propensity of the pagan.
Rufus informed them that they didn't have "enough gas" to get there.ReplyDelete
Doug said, "It's all a lie to distract our attention from the Commie in the White House."ReplyDelete
You had me laughing there Rufus that was a good run.
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Did I say something funny?
I wuz just prediktin'.
Melody left with either Sam, or T, we're not for sure, which.ReplyDelete
Perry said, "Great. Now they'll want me to build a damned fence around that place, too."ReplyDelete
God is at Kolob system, Mitt Romney says.ReplyDelete
If there is life out there, what a big field for folly, if there isn't, what a lot of wasted space.ReplyDelete
Some smart dude said something like that 150 years ago but can't recall his name.
Ron Paul would be against building up the galactic defenses, which might tick 'em off, and would call the space probes home.
John McCain attached a rider awarding himself the exclusive beer license.ReplyDelete
Then tried to remember if he already had two houses there, or three.
Musta been Sam, cause Miss T is right here.ReplyDelete
Anthony Weiner emailed'em a picture of his . . . . weiner.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Michelle Bachmann adopted some of their children.ReplyDelete
And Sarah Palin shot some for her trophy room.
The NLRB declared it a "Union Shop," and Boeing moved back to Mars.ReplyDelete
:) :) :) Good'un Bob.ReplyDelete
Dougman invited'em out for a drinkReplyDelete
after ordering ten thousand "roofies."
Ernest Hemingway decided that he'd been brash, and came back from the grave.ReplyDelete
Car Sagan was heard to mutter, "told ya."ReplyDelete
Dougman invited'em out for a drinkReplyDelete
I'd get them to pay for it too!
GW Bush was heard to say something about "bringing Democracy" before someone tackled, and gagged him.ReplyDelete
Cheney applied for a drilling license.ReplyDelete
Obama would make sure they had health insurance.ReplyDelete
Obama turned him down, and threatened to "drill him."ReplyDelete
Mitt said he was against Obama's Orion Health Plan,ReplyDelete
although he was for it, before.
Gingrich gave them a big history lesson about our galaxy for a huge fee.ReplyDelete
Hillary Clinton said she'd finally found her constituency, and promptly ran for Dominatrix.ReplyDelete
27,000 Blackwater Guards volunteered to accompany her for free.
Rumor was Gag Reflex was one of them.ReplyDelete
He always struck me as a bit of a sneaky pete(r).
Condi Rice went in her black, stiletto boots, and waxed the Hildebeest's ass.ReplyDelete
No double-entendre intendedReplyDelete
Bill Clinton in a speech allewded to their women.ReplyDelete
I didn't have sex with those aliens, he said, with a grin on his face.ReplyDelete
Don Rumsfeld observed that they didn't seem to have a flag, or any defined borders, smiled, and promptly went to work doingReplyDelete
Jimmy Carter lusted in his heart.ReplyDelete
Roselyn slapped him silly.ReplyDelete
Told him to go build another fucking house (and, not on Orion, either.)
Rufus promptly hired out an Orion wide survey of ethanol potential, and began dreaming of an intergalactic transhipment spaceReplyDelete
Donald Trump built the first casino on Orion.ReplyDelete
Followed immediately by declaring the first Orionese Bankruptcy.
Which was followed immediately by Rufus' intergalactic transhipment spaceReplyDelete
They claimed to have read all about ethanol from some asshole named Doug.
Rat said, "Whatever."ReplyDelete
Doug said, "fuckin' commies."ReplyDelete
Jenny said, "Fuck it."ReplyDelete
T said, "Hot Damn, wish you were here - NOT! heh, heh"ReplyDelete
Sam emailed home for more razors.ReplyDelete
LT said, "it'll never work."ReplyDelete
Deuce said, "Cool."ReplyDelete
Al Gore lectured them on theit global warming.ReplyDelete
After learning of Melody's pedicuring/manicuring/waxing skill the Amazonians send Condi back to Stanford.ReplyDelete
While Quirk of course, who seemed to fit right in with the Orionites, Quirk over at SoulsRUS, tried to ensoul the poor critters, who had five legs, and hooves, and hairy nostrils, Quirk told them we have a soul sale on now.ReplyDelete
They introduce Al Gore to various techniques they use on pretentious assholes they don't like.ReplyDelete
They seemed to have missed the "chaka," but hit the asshole.ReplyDelete
Quirk considers franchising SoulsRUs intergalactically.ReplyDelete
Berlusconi, however, was a bit hit with his bonga, bonga parties.ReplyDelete
El Rushbo saw what they did to A Gore, and decided to keep his asshole in Palm Beach.ReplyDelete
Huckabee took one look and said, "I'm sticking with Fox."ReplyDelete
Tommy Chong wondered aloud, "Is space weed better than Jamaican?"ReplyDelete
A confused Anthony Weiner sends a picture of His asshole.ReplyDelete
Was immediately forwarded spacefare.
Found himself on a flight with 137 Mullahs, 88 Christian Fundamentalists, and Tiny Tim.ReplyDelete
Tiny Tim looked around, and said, "these fuckers are weird," and got off the spaceship at Uranus.ReplyDelete
We'll have to get the clerk to figure your percentage of posts, rufus.ReplyDelete
Dougman scores an invite to the Bonga, Bonga parties, sets Bill Clinton up with some roofies, and was last seen having an umbrella drink with Sam, as they laughed their asses off.ReplyDelete
Clerk's gone Rat. Last I heard, he was esplaining to the Amazonians of Orion how it wasn't really the Jooos that trashed that Orion intelligence ship.ReplyDelete
Willie Nelson showed up. Said he heard that some guy named Dougman, said Tommy Chong said it was the best weed in the Universe.ReplyDelete
Norah Jones was with him. Queen Melody invited them into the castle, and Norah was never seen again.ReplyDelete
Willie said he heard something like a squeal of delight, and "You Can Do That?"
The End of the Long Count, less than a year away, 21Dec12ReplyDelete
... on 22Dec12
A new day will dawn.
Followed by, "You CAN do That!"ReplyDelete
Oh, Yes, You CAN!
Then he passed out and woke up on Jupiter. Has no idea, how.
Doesn't think it was him that she was referring to, though. :)ReplyDelete
Nancy Pelosi inquired if any of them would like to work in her fish factory. Seems to have been a mistake.ReplyDelete
Walks a lot like Al Gore these days.
Deuce exiles Rufus to Orion for "excess posting while drinking."ReplyDelete
After checking out A Gore, and N Pelosi, Rufus decides to commit suicide by drinking some of his own moonshine.
Local Bud Light distributor grief-stricken.ReplyDelete
Joins Rufus in "farewell toast."ReplyDelete
EB gets back to serious bisness.
this song is also played at funeralsReplyDelete
Happy New Year
... on 22Dec12
A new day will dawn."
It better. the 22nd falls on a Saturday.
I don't want to work that whole week for nothing!
And, that was the year that mankind discovered Orion.ReplyDelete
I knew ,knew, knew you were drunker 'an a skunk.ReplyDelete
God have mercy on ya tomorrow morning, poor soul.
Obama wins another term.
And Rufus wakes up with a hangover and will reach for the hair of the dog :)ReplyDelete
When Rufus arrives, the Orionites reveal to Rufus The Golden Plates of Orion translated by some archangel or other, in which the coming of 'THE HICK' is predicted for them, and, in a cosmic recognition scene, proclaim Rufus, who is belching, The Coming One, crown him, and arm him with an Orion hunting spear, taking his clothes away, leaving him speared up, King of Orion, naked as a jaybird.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
Cherokee Trail Choirs - Auld Lang SyneReplyDelete
THE COMING OF THE HICK!
I knowed it. I just knowed it.
I knowed my time would come.
I don' know about that "naked as a jaybird," stuff, though. I hope their ponies ain't easily embarrassed. :)
Good Lord! Now I know why I can't sing.ReplyDelete
You're talking to yourself again.
This time you are answering back.
Thank you for clicking on that.ReplyDelete
they need the hits. :)
It's when I start Arguing with myself, in Cherokee, that you gotta run for the hills, Mel. :)ReplyDelete
would you like to share.ReplyDelete
And, specially if I'm arguing in half Cherokee, half Dane.ReplyDelete
I'm about outta whiskey, Mel. Bob sounds like he hasn't done much damage to his yet, though. And I think Rat's still looking at a full bottle.ReplyDelete
These other'ns hide theirs so well it's hard to tell. :)
they need more than hits, they need an extreme make overReplyDelete
Ruf, I'm changing from vodka to whiskey, just as soon as this half gallon of sweet tea is gone.ReplyDelete
I find it more exhilarating.
Just a poor little old high school choir out in NC, somewhere, I think. But, how many places can you hear auld lang syne sung half in Cherokee?ReplyDelete
I thought they was pretty good. :)
You can't trust those closet drinkers.ReplyDelete
Oh wait i didn't hear any cherokee shitReplyDelete
Good idea, Mel; I'm going to change my glass of ice for a glass of whiskey, and ice. I'll be back (I hope.) :)ReplyDelete
Oh, in case I don' make it:
Happy New Year, All.
did I already say that? hic
They weave it in and out.ReplyDelete
Fuck they are singing in Cherokee.ReplyDelete
I think it was Cherokee; it might have been Danish. hard to tell'em apart sometimes. :)ReplyDelete
back home they called that, "Who Hit John!"
This one's just liable to be my last'un.
As long as we know it wasn't English than it's a sure sign to keep drinking.ReplyDelete
My new grandson lives in Chattanooga. I'm going to try to take him out to N. Carolina when he's old enough.ReplyDelete
Let him meet his cuzzins.
I have a real soft spot for my small amount of Cherokee blood.ReplyDelete
They were kind of fascinating people.
My mom donates 25.00 to some reservation. It makes her feel good thinking she is helping the small percent she is.ReplyDelete
Well, Bless her hear. This one's to her.ReplyDelete
I got thrown out of a barReplyDelete
Funny what moves the marketplaceReplyDelete
One day after she announced her support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Twitter, sales of pop singer Kelly Clarkson's most recent album were surging Friday on Amazon.com.
Sales of Clarkson's album Stronger shot up 442% between Thursday and Friday afternoon on Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500), moving the album from #38 to #7 on Amazon's sales list.
Sounds like he might be getting another couple of dozen endorsements from Opryland. :)ReplyDelete
From one of Deuce's favorite video sources ...ReplyDelete
'Pentagon created Arab Spring over decade ago'
The idea is to create as much chaos as possible ...
The back story of the Libyan operation, the looting of Libya's sovereign fund by the Mr Blair and the "Banks to Big to Fail"ReplyDelete
Gaddafi's Stolen Billions: Max Keiser Explains 'Financial Terrorism'
The Financial Times says giants like Goldman Sachs were dealing with the dictator's investments when it needed to plug a hole during the economic crisis. Most of the money has been lost, but with what's going on in Libya any repayment seems unlikely.
This story broke just prior to the NATO military intervention in Libya.
The Great Game continues.ReplyDelete
Assholes, and idiots.
For the money we pissed off in Iraq, alone, we could be free of ALL imported oil.
Mel and Rufus I, II ...ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and Semper Fi!
And, No, we didn't do it on purpose.
Let's face it, if the Israelis were too stupid to to recognize the Liberty they are just too stupid to be allowed to play with guns.
We have won some. How's that workin' out for you, Sweet Pea?
Semper Fi, Bro. Don't tell me, tell the Orionees; they're the ones that's got the death star on the way.ReplyDelete
I missed the party?ReplyDelete
You missed it. I got drunk, and now I'm getting started on my hangover.ReplyDelete
I don' think I'm gonna make it until O 12.
Make sure you click on the little Cherokee singers. A few more hits and THEY'LL be ready to endorse Ron Paul. :)ReplyDelete
To Marcia, wife I, yes, I still love youReplyDelete
I've had three, and I've loved them all; and darned if they didn't/don't still love me. Go figure :-) Happy New Year, Ladies!!!ReplyDelete
That's Alright MamaReplyDelete
I'm predicting Santorum edges out Paul in Iowa.ReplyDelete
Made it. Happy New Years, Bozos.ReplyDelete
Individualism is the key to Western creativity, to our unsurpassed productivity, and to the simple privilege of being left alone. All the creative work of the last 500 years come from stubborn individuals, from Michelangelo to Bill Gates.ReplyDelete
In the end, William Shakespeare valued human souls far more than the post-modern professors of the left. Our humane values will survive today's trendy rabble rousers, just as they survived the Bolsheviks and Hitler. We will wave goodbye to the post-posties as they are left in the dust.Then maybe we can relax to some wonderful music.
May Angels Chorus Our New Year In
"Good night, sweet Prince," says Horatio at the climax of Shakespeare's Hamlet, "and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
It is a glorious sentence, a golden nugget of Western civilization. Horatio's farewell to Hamlet evokes a world in which Hamlet's tormented soul, after avenging his murdered father, falls dead and ascends to Heaven glorified by a chorus of angels. That is a remarkably humanizing image, one in which Hamlet gives his own life to set things right, and the very heavens celebrate the justice of his cause. Life on earth may be full of injustice, but in the Western imagination truth and right prevail in the end. You may not believe that, but for three thousand years it was an immensely humanizing way to see the world.
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