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Christie: I Would Bring Traffic Over the Border to a Standstill - (yes he could, says Borowitz)

IOWA CITY (The Borowitz Report)— Testing the political waters in Iowa today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that if he is elected President, he would bring the flow of illegal immigrants over the U.S.-Mexico border to a virtual standstill.

“There are ways of keeping people from getting to where they want to go,” Christie said, claiming that he was the only Republican hopeful with the hands-on experience necessary to fix the border crisis.

The New Jersey governor was vague about how he would halt traffic over the border, but exuded confidence that he was the right man for the job.

“I’d make a few phone calls,” he said. “It would get done.”


How to look smarter - Andy Borowitz has the answer (and it’s pretty simple)

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – A new study released Tuesday indicates that wearing glasses does not make a person look smarter, but standing next to Texas Governor Rick Perry does.

In the study, when participants were shown photos of a person with and without glasses, they registered little or no change in their view of the person’s intelligence.

However, when the photo of the same person was juxtaposed with a photo of Governor Perry, participants suddenly said that the person looked “much smarter” or “brilliant,” with some participants even using the phrase “like a genius.”

According to Davis Logsdon, who conducted the survey for the University of Minnesota, the results could be a game changer in the strategies people use to look smarter. “For people trying to appear more intelligent, it turns out that the must-have accessory is not glasses; it’s Rick Perry,” he said.


Maybe I learned to speak "parakeet" LOL ... look at the close up of this guy

He let me come to within 5 inches of his face.
This is a wild parakeet in Costa Rica. I learned these guys fly in packs/swarms.

Adding a photo of a Toucan - he was caged - so this was easy. As I look through my photos more nice stuff surfaces

It's fascinating photos all over the map - starts with POTUS - so I figured it's OK to post in GD :)

These 60 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Past. Mind = Blown.

These stunning photos reveal relationships and sides of famous people you've never seen before and capture the essence of eras that have come and gone. I'm sure more than a few of these will surprise you...and some might even make you laugh.


Hummingbirds in the Rain Forest - To bring some joy to Solly Mack and others

Since Solly Mack is going through a tough time, and loves birds, I put this together for her and all of you.
It’s July where I am, in Monteverde Costa Rica, and it is cool and rainy - you may want to google it and find out a bit about the incredible variety of flora and fauna here.

A local man showing me a humming bird nest

Hummers at the feeder

A huge one…

A few close-ups

finally he got sick of me! What’ya looking’ at?

Here is a link to a little video I made - hope you like it - my first published video ever

tried the video - and it did not play - maybe not done processing. Don't have enough internet to try again.

Thank you all, my dear photographer friends

It is (almost was) my birthday today and it looks like I may have won a very coveted spot in the June contest. I'm saying thank you now because in three hours I am heading out of here into an area where I may not have Internet.
So, dear friends, don't miss me too much – because I will be back in a couple of weeks or so.
I am taking my camera.

A fascinating map - about our individual States and the largest sources of Revenue in them

I'm posting this for dixiegrrrrl - who has some computer issues at the moment - but she wanted us to get to see it nevertheless.

What's an iDad? Look here, Nate Behler illustrates (Father's day cartoon)

To all who are full of JOY on Father's day - 10 000 singing "Ode to Joy" Beethoven.

Make that 10 001 - I'm singing with them


I did some googling and discovered that the 10,000 people chorus is of amateurs, part of a concert to honor those lost in the tsunami.

Bill Maher lineup: 10 pm/HBO - repeat after the show Vice at 10:30 - tonight

The Interview:
Gina McCarthy
is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Earlier this month, the EPA took a page from Bill Maher’s book and issued a set of new rules governing carbon emissions from power plants.
Twitter: @GinaEPA

The Panel:

Krystal Ball c
o-hosts MSNBC’s “The Cycle.” In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Ball owns an educational software business. This week she took a closer look at Justice Antonin Scalia’s career in an interview on Krystal Continued.
Twitter: @KrystalBall

Richard Clarke
is a former White House National Security official and the chairman of Good Harbor Security Risk Management. His latest book is Sting of the Drone.

Tom Rogan is a columnist for National Review Online, The Daily Telegraph, and a blogger and writer for TomRoganThinks.com. One of his latest articles is “Trading with Terrorists.”

Twitter: @TomRTweets


Carol Leifer
is the co-executive producer of “Devious Maids” on Lifetime. She has written for Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family, and Will & Grace. Her latest book is How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying: Lessons From a Life in Comedy.

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