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No Truer Words ....

Earth Day 2014 ... Aftermath

Political Nitwit of the Day: Douglas Gansler

A Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland 
suggested his opponent, an Iraq war veteran - and the current Lt. Governor, was not up to the task of a “real job.”

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“I’m running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything, his ads are about how he’s a lawyer in Iraq, and that’s all fine and good but this is a real job,” Gansler said.
Well, Mr Gansler, let's check Wikipedia to see what real jobs you've had:
... Gansler went on to Yale University, where he was an All-Ivy, All–New England College lacrosse player .... earned a law degree from the UV School of Law ... was a law clerk to Hon. John F. McAuliffe, Judge on the MD Court of Appeals ... 
after working for a brief period as a real estate lawyer at a title company and at the law firms of Blah, Blah,& Blah, Gansler became an ASS't. U.S. Attorney, serving from 1992 …

So, Why Isn't This Happening?

By Salvador Rodriguez Teen: save millions-change type font
A 14-year-old student has published a study detailing how the U.S. federal and state governments could collectively save about $234 million a year by simply switching the type of font that is used on printed documents.

In his study, Suvir Mirchandani, who lives in the Pittsburgh area, said he found that Garamond is the most efficient font for printing, among the fonts recommend for use by the General Services Administration. This is because Garamond uses thinner strokes for its letters, meaning less ink is used on each character.

If the U.S. government stopped using Times New Roman and Century Gothic and switched to Garamond, it could reduce its annual cost of ink from $467 million per year by more than 29%. That means it would save about $136 million per year.

An additional $97 million could be saved if state and local governments made the switch too.
H/T: weaselzippers

Question of the Day

In February 2013, Barack Hussein Obama said, "... Weapons of war have no place on our streets...."


 So what is this all about?
Ft. Pierce police department unveils new armored vehicle

And this?

Tax Time

Since the Ides of April are almost upon us, here's a little tax humor:

Way to GO, Paulie!

April 13, 2036

On this date in 2036, asteroid "99942 Apophis" had a 1 in 5,560 chance of hitting Earth.
99942_Apophis As of May 6, 2013 (April 15, 2013 observation arc), the probability of an impact on April 13, 2036 has been eliminated. Preliminary observations by Goldstone radar in January 2013 effectively ruled out the possibility of an Earth impact by Apophis in 2036.
Yeah, well, we'll see. Rather, you'll see. I probably won't be around, but others I know and love will be.
Good luck, y'all!

A Lesson In Irony

[Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning]

Two Statements to consider:

We are told to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics. BUT on the other hand, we are also encouraged TO judge ALL Gun Owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Now, just HOW is that supposed to work .....??
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47 million people as of the most recent figures available in 2013. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves." Thus Ends Today's Lesson On Irony!!
(Forwarded to me, original author unknown)