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exercises in futility

1) Naming and calling your cat.

2) "Trying to apply reason to one who has renounced it."

3) Rooting for the Cubs.

4) Trying to work with Republicans instead of what we ought to be doing, which is putting the puss of every one on a wanted poster, unleashing Dog the Bounty Hunter on them and outlawing them out of existence. Although I'd also settle for siccing on them Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.


Doonesbury Hits "American Foreign Policy" On The Nose

Mr. Fish on Santa's Dyslexic "Naughty vs Nice" List

Tragedy As Receptionist Who Connected Kate Middleton Prank Callers Commits Suicide

Source: The Daily Beast

Tragedy As Receptionist Who Connected Kate Middleton Prank Callers Commits Suicide
by Tom Sykes Dec 7, 2012 9:37 AM EST

Nurse was found yards away from the hospital.

The prank phone call saga in which two Australian DJs impersonated the queen and got connected to a nurse looking after Kate Middleton took a tragic turn today after the nurse who was working on reception and put the call through committed suicide. She was found shortly after 9 a.m.

The hospital issued a statement today, saying: "With very deep sadness, the death is confirmed of a member of our nursing staff. Jasinther Saldana has worked at the hospital for four years. She was very much liked by all staff.

"We can confirm that Jasinther was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her through this difficult time. Jasinther was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients and will be greatly missed."

Her husband and two children have been informed of her death.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/07/tragedy-as-receptionist-who-connected-kate-middleton-prank-callers-commits-suicide.html

Former Homeless Vet Pays Community Members' Power Bills for Holidays

Former Homeless Vet Pays Community Members' Power Bills for Holidays

A year ago, Curtis Butler, III was homeless and sleeping in his car. He attempted suicide twice. This week, he is giving money to those less fortunate.

Butler, 45, is a two-tour veteran of the Iraq war who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. When he returned home with his disability, he was initially denied benefits and he fell on hard times. He lost contact with his children. He had no home, no money and no hope. Twice, he overdosed on pills and alcohol.

"I figured nobody cared about me," Butler told ABC News. "I had to worry about paying bills. I didn't love myself or anyone else."

But Butler finally did get his benefits and turned his life around. On Monday, he made the holidays a little bit easier for two dozen strangers. Butler was standing in line at a Georgia Power office waiting to pay his utility bill. He heard another customer talking about how difficult it had been to make ends meet. He paid that couple's $230 bill and then kept going. When he was finished, he had doled out $2,000 to pay power bills for 20 people.

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"Fiscal-Cliff Impasse" - Essentially - "A Religious Issue"

Pic: Way past wonderful

Photojournalist Meryl Schenker took this picture very early this morning in Washington state, in the first hours when same-sex couples could get marriage licenses. Meryl writes:

One month after Washington State voters approved the state's marriage equality law in Ref. 74, same-sex couples get marriage licenses for the first time on December 6th, 2012. At around 1:30am, Larry Duncan, 56, left, and Randy Shepherd, 48, from North Bend, Wash. got their marriage license. The two plan to wed on December 9th, the first day it is possible for them to wed in a church in Washington State. They have been together for 11 years. Originally from Dallas, Texas, they moved here 7 years ago because it's more gay friendly. Randy is a computer programer and Larry is a retired psychology nurse.


Horsey: "If There Were Talk Radio In 1865"

Hee hee! Dems give Bitch McConnell a wedgie!

Hee hee! Dems give Bitch McConnell a wedgie!
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to prove on
Thursday that Democrats donít have the votes to weaken Congress'
authority on the debt limit. Instead they called his bluff, and he ended
up filibustering his own bill.

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