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I don't get why anyone here is aghast at the conditions at the VA

If the Republicans ever regain a significant amount of power (that means both houses of Congress, or the executive branch), the first five words out of their mouths will be "We Must Privatize The VA."

You know that's what they're working up to. They're doing it to the post office now.

Let's update Monopoly

The first obvious change is pricing: does anyone REALLY think they can buy a whole street in Atlantic City for three hundred bucks?

But there need to be more cards added, like...

"Hostile Takeover."
You have decided to do a Hostile Takeover. Move your token, either forward or backward, to the closest property owned by another player and purchase it for its Mortgage Value using only cash on hand. If the property has Improvements, you must purchase the complete Color Group and all Improvements at their Mortgage Value. If player cannot afford to complete the Hostile Takeover he must forfeit his assets to the owner of the property landed on and leave the game.

Today's clueless Republican

Since this is Idaho, the chances of this person not being either a Republican or a "Republicans are too liberal for me, but I vote for 'em anyway" unregistered voter are kinda slim. Back to the story.

I had to go out today to buy a new mop head for work. On the way back I stopped at a red light behind a brand-new RAV 4 with a "Save A Whale - Boycott Toyota" bumper sticker on it.

I just saw Godzilla and I have a question about it

It is a very good movie. Go see it. And if you can, see it in IMAX 3D.

The performances by the humans are kinda formulaic and forgettable - which is probably why the whole cast contains one actor you've ever heard of before, the great Ken Watanabe - but let's get down to basics: no one in their right mind goes to a fucking Godzilla movie to watch high art or heartfelt drama by human actors, they go to watch Godzilla kill huge, evil Japanese monsters. By that standard, this movie is a runaway success. (And in case you're wondering: no, they didn't put the Blue Oyster Cult song anywhere in the film.)

The question: how soon will it be before either Rush Limbaugh or someone on Fox "News" complains about the evil liberals in Hollywood shoving huge amounts of anti-nuclear propaganda into Godzilla, not realizing that anti-nuclear propaganda is and always was the sole reason Godzilla exists?

How every question to the Benghazi Star Chamber needs to be answered

"As already determined by the previous ten US government investigations of the Benghazi attack..."

Did Tesla intentionally pick this street for their Seattle store?

For Cliven Bundy: How to pick cotton

This is a video of a very old African-American gentleman demonstrating how to pick cotton.

Calling Geraldo Rivera: millions of E.T. game cartridges to be dug up

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_25636653/diggers-ready-unearth-ataris-e-t-games-new?source=rss

Hidden for three decades in a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert lie thousands of Atari cartridges from what is widely believed to be worst video game ever made -- or so the urban legend goes.

A group of filmmakers hopes to get to the bottom of the mystery Saturday by digging up the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" that the game's maker wanted to hide forever. The game and its contribution to the demise of Atari have been the source of fascination for video game enthusiasts for 30 years, and the search for the cartridges will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the biggest video game company of the early '80s.


Leading employment-related WTF of the year

I am sitting in front of the downtown Seattle Sears, which is both the oldest on the West Coast and being closed by Crazy Eddie because he's incompetent.

There are three doors. Two of them have Going Out of Business signs. The third has a Now Hiring sign.

Now hiring to do WHAT? Sweep the floor after all the stock is gone?

Ever seen those "if 10% is good enough for Jesus..." bumper stickers?

My brother spouts that crap all the time, so I did his taxes for him. Truck drivers have lots of deductions available to them and he uses them all.

Long story short: him paying 10 percent to the IRS would be a 600 percent tax increase.
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