To begin at the beginning.


Even before you, as a prospective Presidential candidate, can ever hope to be adored by the fickles masses,

there are a couple of hoops you have to jump through. Let us ignore, for a moment, all the various humiliations you will have to endure during the campaign itself and focus on the starting gate. Do you want to be President? Does anyone else want you to be President? 

First things first: You can do one of two things.

1. If you’re not sure you or anyone else wants you to be President then you can set up an exploratory committee. You are, as the wonderful link tells you, testing the waters. During this time you don’t need to reveal how much money you’re spending and how you’re spending it. You cease to be testing the waters when you find yourself doing, among other things, one of the following:

– making statements that refer to yourself as a candidate

– using advertising to publicize your intention to campaign

– taking action to qualify for the ballot.

2. Now, if you find that testing the waters has yielded a bite or if you were already confident enough in your potential to be the President of the United States then you make a formal announcement and then apply to the Federal Elections Commission

This body of fine people, as they say on their website was set up…

In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) – the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

So that’s what it does. It makes sure that everything goes smoothly and by their book as regards the Presidential Race.

It’s critics know it by another name. The Toothless Anaconda. I say critics – it has two critics and this is their report: 

A Toothless Anaconda: Innovation, Impotence and Overenforcement at the Federal Election Commission

I don’t know what their agenda is. I’m guess it’s an anti-FEC agenda. Regardless of that the fact is – if you want to be President of the USA you need to register with the FEC. Also, I am sure that this relatively new body  has more than two critics. I have made no effort to find any as that was not the purpose of this posting.

I think that next time there will be a brief overview of the declared candidates so far.

To begin at the beginning.


Even before you, as a prospective Presidential candidate, can ever hope to be adored by the fickles masses,

there are a couple of hoops you have to jump through. Let us ignore, for a moment, all the various humiliations you will have to endure during the campaign itself and focus on the starting gate. Do you want to be President? Does anyone else want you to be President? 

First things first: You can do one of two things.

1. If you’re not sure you or anyone else wants you to be President then you can set up an exploratory committee. You are, as the wonderful link tells you, testing the waters. During this time you don’t need to reveal how much money you’re spending and how you’re spending it. You cease to be testing the waters when you find yourself doing, among other things, one of the following:

– making statements that refer to yourself as a candidate

– using advertising to publicize your intention to campaign

– taking action to qualify for the ballot.

2. Now, if you find that testing the waters has yielded a bite or if you were already confident enough in your potential to be the President of the United States then you make a formal announcement and then apply to the Federal Elections Commission

This body of fine people, as they say on their website was set up…

In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) – the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

So that’s what it does. It makes sure that everything goes smoothly and by their book as regards the Presidential Race.

It’s critics know it by another name. The Toothless Anaconda. I say critics – it has two critics and this is their report: 

A Toothless Anaconda: Innovation, Impotence and Overenforcement at the Federal Election Commission

I don’t know what their agenda is. I’m guess it’s an anti-FEC agenda. Regardless of that the fact is – if you want to be President of the USA you need to register with the FEC. Also, I am sure that this relatively new body  has more than two critics. I have made no effort to find any as that was not the purpose of this posting.

I think that next time there will be a brief overview of the declared candidates so far.

Lies, damn lies and statistics?


Admittedly this is gleaned from the MSNBC website, desperate to find any silver lining on their corporate left-leaning cloud, but it does look like the partiers of tea aren’t quite the unsilenced silent majority they’ve been painted as. Is this a victory for reasonableness? Is a change from 0% to 32% pretty good? Is that cake I put in the oven an hour ago ready yet?

Lies, damn lies and statistics?

Lies, damn lies and statistics?


Admittedly this is gleaned from the MSNBC website, desperate to find any silver lining on their corporate left-leaning cloud, but it does look like the partiers of tea aren’t quite the unsilenced silent majority they’ve been painted as. Is this a victory for reasonableness? Is a change from 0% to 32% pretty good? Is that cake I put in the oven an hour ago ready yet?

Lies, damn lies and statistics?

2012 here we come…


Ignoring, for a moment, the fact that there is an entire year between now and then, let us prepare for the next President of the United States. Not only will we have that pantomime to come but there is the combined joy of Queen Elizabeth’s Anniversary, the Olympic Games in London, the end of the long form Mayan Calendar and the 200th Celebration of Charles Dickens birth. It’s going to be a party.

2012 here we come…


Ignoring, for a moment, the fact that there is an entire year between now and then, let us prepare for the next President of the United States. Not only will we have that pantomime to come but there is the combined joy of Queen Elizabeth’s Anniversary, the Olympic Games in London, the end of the long form Mayan Calendar and the 200th Celebration of Charles Dickens birth. It’s going to be a party.

Dead Presidents: Random Dead Presidents Fact of the Day: 10.28.10


deadpresidents:

Millard Fillmore is the only President who is named after his mother.

Fillmore loved books, had a large personal collection, and created the first library inside the White House itself. However, Fillmore was barely literate until he turned 17 years old. Apprenticed to clothmakers at the age…

Dead Presidents: Random Dead Presidents Fact of the Day: 10.28.10

Dead Presidents: Random Dead Presidents Fact of the Day: 10.28.10


deadpresidents:

Millard Fillmore is the only President who is named after his mother.

Fillmore loved books, had a large personal collection, and created the first library inside the White House itself. However, Fillmore was barely literate until he turned 17 years old. Apprenticed to clothmakers at the age…

Dead Presidents: Random Dead Presidents Fact of the Day: 10.28.10


There is a fine line between loving your dogs and hating them, hating them with all of your confused, pet-owning hearts…

and if further proof were needed - so that proof is provided.

If you still haven’t lost the will to live click on the link – click on it, I dare you, just see where it gets you.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/10/25/photo-gallery-dogs-in-halloween-costumes-at-the-tompkins-square-parade/


There is a fine line between loving your dogs and hating them, hating them with all of your confused, pet-owning hearts…

and if further proof were needed - so that proof is provided.

If you still haven’t lost the will to live click on the link – click on it, I dare you, just see where it gets you.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/10/25/photo-gallery-dogs-in-halloween-costumes-at-the-tompkins-square-parade/

It is wonderful that The Daily Express manages to make this sound like bad news…


Maybe it is. Maybe there are too many of us. Maybe The Daily Express are preparing for a sponsored cull…

It is wonderful that The Daily Express manages to make this sound like bad news…

It is wonderful that The Daily Express manages to make this sound like bad news…


Maybe it is. Maybe there are too many of us. Maybe The Daily Express are preparing for a sponsored cull…

It is wonderful that The Daily Express manages to make this sound like bad news…

In Soviet Russia, Lego Can’t Even Make Its Own Products Right For Its Ads [Lego]


Lego is awesome. I want to marry it.

In Soviet Russia, Lego Can’t Even Make Its Own Products Right For Its Ads [Lego]

In Soviet Russia, Lego Can’t Even Make Its Own Products Right For Its Ads [Lego]


Lego is awesome. I want to marry it.

In Soviet Russia, Lego Can’t Even Make Its Own Products Right For Its Ads [Lego]


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This Man is Jimmy McMillan. Not only does he sport a splendid beard but he also represents, perhaps, the only moment where elusive truth rears it’s ugly head, during this ridiculous mid-term season.


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This Man is Jimmy McMillan. Not only does he sport a splendid beard but he also represents, perhaps, the only moment where elusive truth rears it’s ugly head, during this ridiculous mid-term season.

Testing the waters.


I am not a luddite. However I’m a little behind in the notion of turning myself into a multimedia hub. This is a test to see if I can add something that the 2 billion who are already connected to the internet haven’t yet been able to. I have my doubts that I will succeed. Here goes…

Testing the waters.


I am not a luddite. However I’m a little behind in the notion of turning myself into a multimedia hub. This is a test to see if I can add something that the 2 billion who are already connected to the internet haven’t yet been able to. I have my doubts that I will succeed. Here goes…


Killing America one dead eyed, slack jawed consumer at a time.

It weighes in at an impressive 299g – about the same as an African Swallow. Offering the valued consumer close to a third of their required calories one can scarce find anything to criticise in this swollen horses cock of a thing. 


Killing America one dead eyed, slack jawed consumer at a time.

It weighes in at an impressive 299g – about the same as an African Swallow. Offering the valued consumer close to a third of their required calories one can scarce find anything to criticise in this swollen horses cock of a thing.