Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Picking Winners

Hillary Clinton's campaign is really paving the way for a woman to take the White House. That's really a great thing and about 100 years overdue.

Barack Obama is doing the same thing for blacks, and people with silly sounding names, by going farther than any of his predecessors were able to go.

The question to ask yourself if you are a democrat, or leaning that way, is...

Do you really want this presidential lineage?


Does that really represent a change in Washington?



Looks like a change to me. More syllables, more vowels, more fun to say.

For republicans, I don't think McCain, Romney or Huckabee offer much that's different than what we've been putting up with the last seven years. Although, I do love the name Huckabee (it's believed to mean "crooked river."). Although "President Huckabee" sounds like a character on a kids show. "Oh, no! Our kitten is missing! Whatever will we do? I know, let's go see President Huckabee! He'll help us. Yay!"

But, mainly, I think Barack is just plain the most inspiring candidate out there. Smart. Eloquent. Charming. Authentic. I watched his speech last night. He actually made me feel like I mattered. That I was important and had a say in the direction America is going and in the quality of my life and country. That's pretty good, because I am one cynical motherfucker.


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Yesterday, I asked...

"The US Centers for Disease Control believes a recent outbreak of paralysis at a Minnesota meat processing plant is being caused by what?"

37% said "Chicken Butts"
- Guess what? No.

23% said "Assorted Snouts"
- Nope. Eat all you want.

No one said "Cow Stomachs"
- But they thought "Chicken Butt" was viable.

40% got it right with "Pig Brains"

According to Medical News Today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update last week to its investigation of an outbreak of a paralysing condition that is affecting certain meat processing plant workers who use compressed air to remove the brains from the heads of pig carcases (anyone else have that on their resume?). The current thinking is that the meat workers are being exposed to splatter and aerosol droplets of pig brain tissue created by the compressed air blast, which liquefies the tissue before expelling it from the pig skull. Once inhaled, small particles of pig brain tissue are then attacked by the worker's immune system which uses antibodies that also attack the body's own almost identical human nerve tissue.

Almost identical human nerve tissue!?!

Maybe we weren't descended from apes.

Guess that makes this guy the missing link...

And judging from the background of the photo (courtesy of Cigar Afficianado), I guess pigs do fly. And smoke in non-smoking areas.