Saturday, May 30, 2009

The truth behind TOTUS

This is another one of the must-see Youtubes. Just watch, no comment from me is needed:


Foot notes:

1. Mucho thanks to News for this hilarious documentry.

2. For the first time in my adult life, I finally see how teleprompter really works.

3. What's TOTUS? Teleprompter of the United States, of course. For the next 4 years at least, TOTUS/POTUS will be indistinguishable. You can't have one without the other. How wonderfully eloquent you are, Mr. Teleprompter! No wonder they say you are the most eloquent president we have ever have. Thank you, Mr. Teleprompter.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Joker is wild!

I have seen all kinds of reports and comments on this case, but I have yet to hear it reported by the drive-by media Obamania gang. Here's the news reported from the Telegraph:
Obama's green guru calls for white roofs
President Obama's energy adviser has suggested all the world's roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.

Professor Steven Chu, the US Energy Secretary, said the unusual proposal would mean homes in hot countries would save energy and money on air conditioning by deflecting the sun's rays.

More pale surfaces could also slow global warming by reflecting heat into space rather than allowing it to be absorbed by dark surfaces where it is trapped by greenhouse gases and increases temperatures.

And how profound can this be?

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist said the US was not considering any large scale "geo-engineering" projects where science is used to reverse global warming, but was in favour of "white roofs everywhere".

He said lightening roofs and roads in urban environments would offset the global warming effects of all the cars in the world for 11 years.

That should be sufficient to make you wonder how would Mr. Alfred Bernhard Nobel feel to see some of the winners of the prizes that carrying his name are world class jokers, turning in his grave may be?

I found this following comment from Shawm Mallow in Wizbangblog makes a whole lot more sense and brings something Steven Chu does not have -- that thing called "common sense":

This is from a man who won a Nobel Prize.

They just give the damn things away these days.

If "global warming" is caused by "greenhouse gases", how exactly would reflected heat from pale colored roofs escape our atmosphere. This is contradictory in itself.

I suppose we should consider dying the dark blue oceans white, as well?

Let's assume that this kooky idea has a shred of merit. While this may be fine for hot, summer months, wouldn't a dark roof be better to cut down on heating structures in the winter months?

If heat is absorbed by dark colors, would it not make more sense to "global warming" nuts to advocate for dark roofs? Thus keeping more heat out of the atmosphere?

Ah, what's the use.

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

Well, sat back and enjoy folks. This is only the start. In the next 3 and 1/2 years it's going to be the old television show called "Joker is wild" all over again!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Current event

Here's a video I hope Youtube will not try to remove, which they might. If you have not read or heard about this, chances are you never will. Because I am sure the Obamania gang and his loyal drive-by media would want it be buried by all means. I don't agree with him on many things, but Prof. Jonathan Turley was one of the rare and sane mind on TV during the Clinton-Lewinsky affair in the late 1990's.

Hat-tip to Greg Pollowitz of Media Blog on National Review.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hilarious caption!

The blog Wizbang has a weekly "Weekend Caption Contest" on the Memorial Holiday weekend they posted the following picture for caption contest:

I have been eager to see the winning caption and I am duly impressed by the No. 1 winner:

1) (GianiD) - "Obama glances at teleprompter to see what he should do next."

It is absolutely hilarious! Thanks Wizbang.


If you don't get this teleprompter joke, you must be from the Mars or your news sources never tell you what's really going on in the world besides feeding you the Obamania. For your information Obama had his teleprompter on even when he talks to Jay Leno. Here's a sample when there was no teleprompter.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Truth be told

Truth be told -- you may hear different noisy things and comments from the zombi media, but this is the real thing here. As they are trying very hard to make the noise to misleading you, but they can't change the truth of what was really happened. Just listen:

Now you know why he's the greatest Vice President the U.S. ever have. Thanks be to God!

Read the full text here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Obama man can!

I must plead ignorant that I have never heard of Greg Morton, the talented Canadian comedian. But this following video certainly made me one of his fans now for sure:


Pater Noster

I am a catholic convert that took place around the beginning of the 1950's when I was in High School. The Pope at the time was Pius XII, I always have a special affection for him. I am happy to have found this video of Pope Pius XII reciting the Lord's Prayer in Latin:

Now here's the current Pope Benedict XVI during Mass:

I don't read Latin, just learned the pronunciation enough to serve the Mass. In the old Latin Mass, the Pater Noster was read or sing by the priest. Somehow I don't think I have really tried, but I found that I have learned mainly from Father Kung to sing it ever since. Father Kung passed away in 2002 at the age of 91. I saw him for the last time in 2001. It just occurred to me that I can sing Pater Noster most of my life, that was learned from listening to Father Kung's Mass celebration, but I have never told him about it. Hearing Pope Benedict XVI sing Pater Noster is certainly more than a return to the memory lane for me.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My day dreaming

When I was a freshman at Tai-Ta (National Taiwan University) in the early 1950's, one of the articles for our English reading class was "If I were a freshman again" by Thomas Arkle Clark. The title is all that I remember, whatever wisdom and advice in the article were never make any impression on me. What was surprising to me was that I always thought that article were required reading for college freshmen everywhere which is not the case -- especially not in U.S. Anyway in retirement I found myself fully subscribed to these Dean Clark's initial words:

"One of the pastimes in which everyone periodically indulges is the pleasant hallucination that if he were given the opportunity to live his youth over again he would do it differently and more successfully."

I have been thinking recently, not so much as to be a freshman again, but rather what I'll do if I were a high school graduate again. What was on my mind was that I'll either try to attend the Ave Maria University or go to George Mason University to study Economics under Prof. Walter E. Williams.

To show you the reason for my second choice, here's a Youtube lecture by Prof. Williams. Don't you like to hear him all the time also?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Yogi wisdom

I spent two years of my early career working in New York City as a civil enginner, naturally I am a Yankee fan and naturally Lawrence Peter Berra (Yogi) is one of my Yankee heros. I am not certain, but I think his famous sayings may be more popular than his accomplishments as a Catcher or Manager. I just came across this website which carries a good collection of Yogi's sayings. Here are some of my favorites, some are well-known, some might not, but unmistakably Yogi wisdom:

"I didn't really say everything I said"

"You can observe a lot by watching"

"The future ain't what it used to be"

"If they don't want to come, you can't stop them"

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore"

"Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel!"

"It gets late early around here..."

"It ain't over 'til it's over"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I have learned --

I received these words of wisdom, supposedly by Andy Rooney, from an old classmate who got it from somebody who received it for National Friendship Week. I think not all the lines there are equally good, but it's well worth a read and may be re-read it again:

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned.... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I 've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned..... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned..... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Let the truth be funny

Time to turn on the laughter track now, here comes the joke:

“I am Barack Obama. Most of you cover me. All of you voted for me!”

Yes, this is the joke as told from the guy currently occupying the Oval Office. He told it at White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday. Yes, telling the truth can be funny some time, even when he was trying to bragging. Actually even in three short sentences, he can't quite stick to the total truth. The middle sentence: "Most of you cover me." It should read: "Most of you doing the cover up for me." That's why he's bragging. It's something he can count on for certain. He used it successfully to intimidate the Chrysler creditors to succomb to his demands, otherwise he'll have the White House Press Corps to ruin them. He can most certainly do that.

You did not hear this?

Oh you poor misinformed soul. Of course you did not. Because that was the very thing that was conveniently covered up by the White House Press Corps gang. See how nice they enjoy each other? But American people are deprived of an objective media -- only Obama people's daily minions pretend to be journalist. That's why! What else do you expect?

Where's 21st century?

There is nothing humorous but I received an email from one of the "learned" societies I belong to informing us that the theme for an oncoming meeting is something as "From observation to prediction in the 21st century" and I have to lol:"Ha!"

As if there is some magic about 21st century after we have been in it for 9 years already, what's the big deal?

From all indications, the last 20 years of 20th century has been pretty messed up for the experts particularly for some of the "experts" in climate field. EVERY predictions made by them has all been proven wrong. They predicted global warming. Instead we are experiencing unmistakable cooling trend. Bashful? Hardly! Scientists have wittingly or unwittingly allowed themselves to become a political pawn all for some funding assurance . . . what a pity! Can the magic 21st century pull us out of the mess? Where is 21st century?

I wouldn't be at all surprised or offended if future clear-minded scientists looking back at these years and making fun of the science and scientist in the period we are in right now. It's the "intelligence challenged" era! They couldn't predict the weather accurately two days from now, but they want to make us believe they can predict the temperature 100 years from now. And everyone accepts it. Amazing isn't it? Even Nobel laureates in physics in that crowd. What does he want? What has the world turned into?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An intelligent little girl

I can't resist to copy this one from here. While it is clearly something very unlikely to happen, but it is clever and funny:

Barak Obama was seated next to a little girl on an airplane trip back to Washington. He turned to her and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to The Obama, “What would you like to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the Obama. “How about What Changes I Should Make To America?” and he smiles.

“OK,” she says. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”

Obama, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it for a second and finally says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to change America when you don’t know shit?”

Granted that the punch line is rather incompatible to the talk of an intelligent little girl, but if it did happen we would have to worry about the family of that intelligent little girl because they are going to be in trouble. And if it did happen you can also be rest assured that the U.S. main stream media will firmly cover it up no one will able to get a hold of it.

Sherlock Holmes

This very clever Sherlock Holmes joke I found from here. I like it very much, because the punch line is rather unexpected and it is funny:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night, Holmes said: "Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?''

Watson: ''I see millions and millions of stars.''

Holmes: ''And what does that tell you?''

Watson: ''Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorogically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?''

Holmes: ''Somebody stole our tent.''

Why are we here?

Life is too serious, we need to take it easy. Surfing the internet, one frequently come across very smart things on the lighter side. This blog is created for me to capture those lighter things I like, so that I can enjoy them again and again. So here we go!