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Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi Visit Montana

Nancy Pelosi called Harry Reid into her office one day and said, “Harry, I have a plan to win back Middle America in 2014!”

“Great Nancy, but how?” asked Harry….

“We’ll get some cheesy clothes and shoes, like most Middle Class Americans wear, then stop at the pound and pick up a Labrador Retriever. Then, we’ll go to a nice old country bar in Montana and show them how much admiration and respect we have for the hard working people living there.”

So they did, and found just the place they were looking for in Bozeman, Montana.nancy pelosi and harry reid

With the dog in tow, they walked inside and stepped up to the bar.

The Bartender took a step back and said, “Hey! Aren’t you Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?”

“Yes we are!” said Nancy, “And what a lovely town you have here. We were passing through and Harry suggested we stop and take in some local color.”

They ordered a round of bourbon for the whole bar, and started chatting up a storm with anyone who would listen.

A few minutes later, a grizzled old rancher came in, walked up to the Labrador, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, shrugged his shoulders and walked out.
A few moments later, in came another old rancher. He walked up to the dog, lifted up its tail, looked underneath, scratched his head and left the bar.

For the next hour, another dozen ranchers came in, lifted the dog’s tail, and left shaking their heads.lab

Finally, Nancy asked, “Why did all those old ranchers come in and look under the dog’s tail? Is it some sort of custom?”

Lord no,” said the bartender.

“Someone’s out there running around town, claiming there’s a Labrador Retriever in here with Two Assholes!”

GED Test Answers

Question Smilie

The following questions were in a GED Test

These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink
A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (Shoot yourself now , there is little hope)

Q. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true)

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U.. (wtf!)

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth control
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium (That would work)

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section’
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome

Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word ‘judicious’ in a sentence to show you understand its meaning
A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face. (OMG)

Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant)

Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

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Q & A were received via a forwarded email.

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Never Forget 9/11

faces of the fallen

Image was made using “The Faces of the Fallen” from September 11th … We Remember.

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The Charlie Daniels Band – Star Spangled Banner
A haunting instrumental of our National Anthem performed over the backdrop of our troops serving in the Middle East. This video was directed by Charlie’s manager, David Corlew and Read W. Riley, and shot when the band was on a Stars For Stripes tour in 2005.

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Missouri Gun Bill

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U.S. Constitution

Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Ratified: 12/15/1791

Infringe
1: violate, transgress 2: encroach, trespass Source: NMW

In the context of the Constitution, phrases like “shall not be infringed,” “shall make no law,” and “shall not be violated” sound pretty unbendable, but the Supreme Court has ruled that some laws can, in fact, encroach on these phrases. For example, though there is freedom of speech, you cannot slander someone; though you can own a pistol, you cannot own a nuclear weapon.

The new Missouri gun bill would nullify federal gun laws.

Other states have passed gun laws that challenge federal power; a recent wave began with a Firearms Freedom Act in Montana that exempts from federal regulations guns manufactured there that have not left the state. However, recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down Montana’s law, calling it “pre-empted and invalid.”

The Missouri gun measure attempts to actually block federal enforcement by setting criminal penalties for federal agents making it a crime for federal authorities to enforce federal gun laws in the state. The measure will also prohibit state and local officials from cooperating with federal efforts. That crosses the constitutional line, said Robert A. Levy, chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute’s board of directors — a state cannot frustrate the federal government’s attempts to enforce its laws.

In the Eastern District of Missouri, a recent joint operation of federal, state and local law enforcement officials led to 159 arrests and the seizing of 267 weapons. This new Missouri Gun Measure “would have outlawed such operations, and would have made criminals out of the law enforcement officers.”

Missouri State Representative Jacob Hummel, a St. Louis Democrat and the minority floor leader, said, taking up legislative time to vote for unconstitutional bills that are destined to end up failing in the courts “is a waste of taxpayers’ money”…“We’re elected to serve the citizens of the state of Missouri, at the state level” he said. We were not elected to tell the federal government what to do by passing largely symbolic resolutions directed at Congress.

 

 Gun Control isn't about Guns but about Control

Read more about:The Missouri Gun Measure at UPI.com and The New York Times

The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms – This article includes information about Gun Politics in many other countries and in Switzerland I read that “Owners are legally responsible for third party access and usage of their weapons.” 🙂

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“The Flag House”

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The owner of this house was told by his Homeowners Association that he couldn’t fly the American flag in his yard. So…

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Landscape of South-Western USA

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