News of the day 019

Perhaps I meant to edit the following before I put the post on Facebook or Twitter, “I am going to take a shower, and will be incommunicado until after the service,” was how I updated.

I will always remember Kam as a man who was often quiet, sometimes gruff, and always devoted to his family.

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Day late with an offer that I could not refuse, my floating-point unit must be faulty, but …

The RNC Doesn’t Forget: ‘Happy Birthday, ObamaCare!’
“The Republican National Committee is wishing Obamacare–President Obama’s signature health care overhaul legislation–a ‘happy birthday’ with this banner, hanging from the RNC office here in Washington: ‘We didn’t forget you,’ the RNC says, making an obvious jab at President Obama.”

Obamacare Turns 2 – Fact Check Video (Click Here to Watch) Source: Super awesome battle.
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Health care law: 5 things Democrats got wrong
“President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies thought their political assumptions were airtight during the yearlong battle to overhaul the health care system. Voters would reward them, they thought, even if Democrats muscled a bill through without Republican support. It was just a matter of …”

The The War Has Just Begun

ObamaCare: Handy Calendar for Supreme Court Case | FreedomWorks
“Want to follow the Supreme Court’s deliberations on the historic ObamaCare case (HHS v. Florida) as it unfolds? Mark your calendar!”

What about all that talk about World Water Day?”

Global ‘water war’ threat by 2030 – US intelligence “Nations will cut off rivers to prevent their enemies having access to water downstream, terrorists will blow up dams, and states that cannot provide water for their citizens will collapse. This is the future – as painted by a top US security report.”

Source: Sailor Saturn is so “moe,” she gave us the word. According to one theory anyway. Her name, Tomoe, is thought to have been shortened into the word “moe” we use today. – J-List Tumblr

Which Bat-mobile wins this drag race, 1966 or 1989?
“If there’s one thing nerds love more than obscure factoids, it’s the thrill of a good argument. MSN has set out to settle one of comic bookdom’s …”

Her jeans are the real winner.


More Cootersneeze

On Facebook, the community of bronies has pages for main characters Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle; and the original character (OC)  Cootersneeze, whose  human likeness follows.

Source: 8-Bit
I really like the page because I like saying its name,
so I am devoting another post.

My Little Pony Friendship is MagicHurricane Fluttershy” Preview
“A preview of next week’ s episode. Recorded from The Hub.”

Fluttershy seems worried about the pending rating of her wing-power.

Hurricane Fluttershy Preview
“Click for all your My Little Brony memes. (Share this post and spread the meme!)”

 Source: Sister and me. She also has a page now, please go like her!

Ask Cootersneeze
“Um, hi! I um… I’m Cootersneeze! Some ponies asked me to do this little Tumblr thing, so here I am! You can ask me anything you want! I’ll be going through every single question and will take out…”

Thank You Lauren FaustMy Little Pony – Animation
“A reminder of the serendipitous nature of life. True story. I noticed other Thank You Lauren Faust videos posted on YouTube, so I’ve decided to make one myself …”
Source: Ponyception by ~DeathPwny on deviantART

Anime Conji Coverage: My Little Pony: Panels are magic : Gigaventure
“Now before you go on reading this… Yes, I am a brony. I watch/follow the show on a weekly basis and I visit many sites dedicated to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom. The controversy with liking the show is that… I am an 21 year old male and this show is meant to target a much MUCH younger ….”

Thank you for your time.

What do you know 017

Well, what do you know, today

WaterAid celebrates World Water Day 2012
“World Water Day, Thursday 22 March 2012, draws attention to something most of us take for granted despite its importance — safe water. There are still 780 …”

According to Brain Pickings, this is not a new idea.

Plink Plink! Celebrate World Water Day with Vintage Children’s Illustrations circa 1954
“A marvelous mid-century homage to Earth’s lifeblood.” shares the following image, and charity: water challenges.

Give up your birthday
“Today is World Water Day. 1 in 8 people in the world live without access to clean, safe drinking water. Help them by pledging to give up your next birthday for charity: water and ask for donations for clean water instead of gifts.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano does say
to beware The White Savior Industrial ComplexStay classy, Bonner Springs“If we are going to interfere in the lives of others,
a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.”

The vegan with the bacon tattoo: confessions of a temporary vegan
“No, this isn’t Payton’s tattoo, but it’s from the same source material. Note: Recently, Pitch employee Payton Hatfield — an unabashed meat lover with a bacon tattoo — completed a culinary experiment: He became a vegan.”

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Another Year, Another Clutch of Eggs for the Decorah Eagles
“DECORAH, Iowa — The Decorah Eagles are tending to another clutch of eggs this year. Having been together since the…”

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My Little Pony Friendship is MagicHurricane Fluttershy” Preview
“A preview of next week’s episode. Recorded from The Hub.”

Fluttershy seems worried about the pending rating of her wing-power.

Hurricane Fluttershy Preview
“Click for all your My Little Brony memes. (Share this post and spread the meme!)”

World Water Day 2012Water and Food Security – 22nd March 2012

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Stale zaniness 021

No stale zaniness has been on this blog in almost a month,
and also from South Park, “It’s wrong. It’s wrong!”
Vernal equinox heralds end of the winter that wasn’t
“This winter was the warmest on record so far in the 21st century. Here are some other remarkable facts about the winter that wasn’t.”

Character runs along concrete wall, seagulls followSource: Visiting the location for the Air anime, kind of cool. Doing it while dressed in an anime “kiguruimi” (full head and body) cosplay, kind of creepy. – J-List Tumblr

Producers tease the seven top suspects
“Who is ‘A’ on ABC Family’s addictive teen mystery-drama series Pretty Little Liars? ”

KPERS annual statements available online

    “ JCCC full-time regular employees and part-time regular employees working 20 hours or more may view their KPERS Member Annual Statements as of Dec. 31, 2011, online at

No paper copies will be mailed. The statements may be accessed at any time via the KPERS employee portal.

If you are a supervisor, please inform your groups who may not access e-mail frequently about this information.

To view your statement, go to the KPERS website and click the large blue log-in button located at the center top of the page.

If you have not previously enrolled in the site, you must do so. You will need your date of birth and Social Security number. Follow the directions as they appear online.

If you have previously enrolled, enter your user ID in the space provided and click ‘Log In.’ If you have forgotten your user ID, click the ‘Forgot User ID’ link to the right of the Log In button and follow the instructions.

Once you have logged in, click on the word ‘KPERS’ . Then click on the words ‘annual statement’ on the bottom left side.  You may need to disable your pop-up blocker to access the 2011 statement.

You may also correct your address and view beneficiaries while you are logged in.

If you have questions on the KPERS portal, please contact KPERS.”

Twitter / Brent Spiner: “‘RT @MssWindy1980: I named my daughter after your Star Trek character. I couldn’t name her Data so I named her Zayda–after my grandfather?”

How to Draw Mirai Suenaga, Step by Step, Anime Characters, Anime, Draw Japanese Anime, Draw Manga,
“How to Draw Mirai Suenaga, Anime Characters, Anime, Draw Japanese Anime, Draw Manga free step-by-step drawing tutorial will teach you in easy-to-draw-steps how to draw ‘How to Draw Mirai Suenaga’ online., Added by Dawn, March 18, 2012, 1:33:34 am”

They did this in the J.J. Abrams’ version of Star Trek.

Felix Baumgartner, Daredevil Skydiver Seeking Altitude Record, Makes 13-Mile Test Jump (PHOTOS)
“‘Fearless Felix’ Baumgartner has jumped 2,500 times from planes and helicopters, as well as some of the highest landmarks and skyscrapers on the planet – the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the Millau Viaduct in southern France, the 101-story Taipei 101 in Taiwan.”

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KU Makes Major Comeback Over Purdue
“OMAHA, Neb. — FOX 4 spent four days in Omaha for NCAA hoops. On Sunday night, Jayhawk fans enjoyed a…”

Twitter / Andrew Jones: “Can science ever prove or disprove the existence of God?”

VIRAL VIDEO: Wife ‘Explains’ Miles Per Hour to Husband but Gets it All Wrong
“When one husband asks his wife a simple question about miles per hour, her answer is anything but. At first,…”

Twitter /  The Washington Post: “Michelle Obama opens up about her secret trips to Target …”

Michelle Obama to Letterman on secret Target trips: ‘No one knew that was me’
“Specifically, David Letterman wondered, could the first Lady ever just ditch the White House and run out to 7-Eleven for a Slurpee?”

Twitter / Lindsay Ellis: “Somehow, my deepest intuition tells me ‘Goddamn, it’s a beautiful day. I should go shopping!’ is flawed thinking.”

Biden: OBL raid most audacious military plan in 500 yearsHot Air
“Just imagine how much unexpected fun it must be to cover Vice President Joe Biden. Normally, reporters who get stuck with the Veep end up enduring dry, meaningless speeches and endless funerals. With Sheriff Joe, though, reporters assigned to the beat get to break stories like this.”

Twitter / Roger Best: “‘The old believe everything,’”

Growth In Government Spending Under President Obama Slower Than During Bush, Reagan Administrations
“Republicans have continually decried the Obama Administration’s “runaway spending” since he took office, blaming him for growing deficits and a mounting national debt. But a quick glance at the facts show that, compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama is actually embracing fiscal …”

Prison  » Dick Gregory Got Warning To Leave New York Night Before 9/11
“Appearing on the Alex Jones Show yesterday, civil rights icon Dick Gregory shared the story of how he was told to leave New York the night before 9/11, echoing similar warnings that were received on the eve of the attacks by other high profile figures.”

Twitter / Roger Best: “‘… the young know everything.’ Oscar Wilde”

A warning to a new generation of women — don’t let ‘Sex and the City’ ruin your life
“Martinis. Manolo Blahniks. Fabulous Park Avenue apartments and, of course, the word “fabulous” itself. HBO’s six-season run of  ‘Sex and the City’ had women moving to Manhattan with visions of finding …”

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“The ponies sing about the Winter Wrap Up. It’s when they welcome spring, plant things, and wake up the sleeping animals. How can Twilight Sparkle join in?

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Whirlwind weekend 008

While I had planned to canvass several days during Spring Break, I spent some time with Denton on Wednesday. My appointment on Thursday afternoon, when the doctor and I analyzed the numbers from my blood test, made any effort impossible, but I did go out Friday, immediately after work.

My blood sugar and my liver proteins saw improvement; although I need to focus on my intake of fat for better cholesterol, my tests will now be every six months instead of every three months.

Source: Laffy Taffy (Random Background Pony AKA Sugar Cane)

My class at the Roving Imp Training Center is generally on Tuesday, but I chose to go to H&R Block to redo my taxes. Riding in his jeep on Wednesday, Denton and I ran some errands, visited  his childhood home, and ran some deliveries of Chinese food in the evening, so I finally went to class on Thursday.

Whose name I have previously misspelled here, my friend Alan received a visit from me on Friday night, after the shows at the Roving Imp.

To have my lube oil and filter change done on Saturday, I went to Superior Chevrolet, a Kansas City dealer located two block from my home. Without an appointment, but with a coupon, I arrived at 10:30 a.m., and when the service was not done by 11:45 a.m., I walked home to watch the new episode.

 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – “Dragon Quest” (Clip) – The Hub
“Spike goes on a journey of self-discovery by joining the Great Dragon Migration. But does a rough and tumble gang of teenage dragons really hold the key to …”

I returned an hour and a half later. My finances became a little closer than I thought, so I had to return something to Toys ‘Я Us —

Calico Critters Cherry Cruiser
“Cruise around Cloverleaf Corners in style in the Calico Critter Cherry Cruiser! Tires and steering wheel rotate.  Pull out the license plate to reveal the picnic table!  Also includes 1 attachable baby seat with safety strap, 2 attachable meal trays with cup holders, can of apple juice, can of orange…”

Yeah, I had bought that for my ponies, but I needed the money more. On Saturday night, I saw more shows at the Roving Imp. Sunday was played by ear to the tune of two friends, one of whom I met for his birthday at Lakeside Tavern, where we watched some games in the collegiate  basketball tournaments on CBS, then 60 Minutes began.

SpaceX: Entrepreneur’s race to spaceCBS News
60 Minutes on CBS News: SpaceX: Entrepreneur’s race to space – From PayPal to electric cars to rockets, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America’s next manned spacecraft. Scott Pelley reports.”

This is bad comedy [dōjinshi].”

Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
“The art of mechanized storytelling, or what a cardboard robot has to do with melodrama and Law & Order.”

Well, as Denton once observed, “You a little late on that one,
buddy, but thanks for the heads up.”

This is senseless 023

“Contrary to popular belief,
TSA airport screeners are not law enforcement officers.”TSA Waste
Created by: Online Criminal Justice Degree

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old In Leg Cast And Wheelchair (VIDEO)
“A three-year-old boy in a cast and wheelchair on his way to a Disney vacation with his family was stopped by TSA agents at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. He was traveling with his parents, two siblings and two grandparents.”

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Two and a Half Men Video – Palmdale,
“When these two mothers get together, get ready for mom-ageddon! Tune in on Monday, March 19th at 9/8c only CBS!”

This is senseless.

Supermodel Elle Macpherson Loves Obama: ‘I’m Socialist – What Do You Expect?’
“‘I’m living in London and I’m socialist,’ she told her host. ‘What do you expect?’ (video follows with transcript and commentary)”

This is senseless.

Four shot dead at French Jewish school
“TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – At least four people, including three children, were shot dead at a Jewish school in Toulouse in southwest France on Monday, the third fatal shooting in the region in just …”

This is senseless.

A conundrum for conservative talk radio
“Amid controversies involving hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Tampa’s Dan Sileo, a medium built on pushing limits of acceptable speech seems to be reassessing where those limits are.”

This is senseless.

George Clooney: If Obama Were a Republican He’d Be Considered ‘Very Successful’ |
“If only President Barack Obama were a Republican, then the public would realize he has been ‘a very successful’ President, but Democrats, actor/activist George Clooney fretted, ‘are just very poor…at explaining’ their accomplishments. The assessment from Clooney, who also declared ‘the President …’”

This is senseless.

Girl, 3, Gets HURLED EIGHT FEET INTO AIR While Riding Carnival Ride – Video
“The 3-year-old girl has suffered a concussion after slipping under the bars and being thrown about eight feet in the air from a local carnival ride. The incident was all caught on video randomly by a passerby.”

This is senseless.

On the passing of a Friend

Sadly, one of my coworkers has lost his battle with cancer. In my thirteen years, he is the third person with whom I have worked to have died of cancer. The family suggests contributions to the Lung Association. The service is Thursday evening and his obituary continues below.

Kam Adam Wagner of Mission, Kansas | Obituary | Obituaries | Amos Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
“Kam Adam Wagner, 49, Mission, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 17,  2012, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kansas, after a brief battle […]”

Whenever I greeted Kam, he generally replied,“What it is.”my little pony, friendship is magic, brony - Sad Spike is Sad
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