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The Daily F Bomb, Friday 12/27/13


Do you watch, attend, or participate in any kind of pet shows? Have you ever? How about the 4H club?

What subject did you dislike in school but like now?

Do you prefer solitude, or do you like to have lots of people around?

The Twitter Emitter

Generic Democrat Will Lose in an Election 10 Months from Now!!

Found on the Internets:

A series of tubes filled with enormous amounts of detritus material

Poll: Dems Drop 13 Points On Generic Ballot In 2 Months

The CNN/ORC poll released Thursday found that a Republican candidate leads a Democratic candidate on the generic ballot, 49 percent to 44 percent. The new findings from the mid-December poll are a switch from two months ago when Democrats had the advantage over Republicans on the generic ballot. Back then, the same polling outlet found Democrats leading Republicans on the generic ballot, 50 percent to 42 percent.

So a person who does not exist will lose to another person who does not exist in an election 311 days from now. Sigh. Perhaps the wildly fluctuating polls had something to do with this?

Only 6 people were able to enroll at on Oct. 1

Or maybe because the right-wing and mainstream (is that redundant?) news sites are pounding the “Obamacare is a failure!!” story and ignoring any good news?

Karl “Math Guy” Rove is predicting a big year for Republicans. And that is good news for John McCain Democrats if we run on the Affordable Care Act and the minimum wage and Heartless Republicans:

The GOP Decides to Play Scrooge as Millions Lose Benefits

Inequality isn’t important? That’s just wrong

Hey Dems: the only way out on health-care is through

ObamaCare sales surge

Poll Finds Strong National Support For Extending Unemployment Benefits

Gallup: 76% Of Americans Support A Minimum Wage Increase

And this won’t hurt the cause one bit: McDonald’s Ditches Worker Advice Website Due To ‘Unwarranted Scrutiny’

Before it was shut down this week, the McResource site had advised McDonald’s workers to avoid holiday debt by selling their Christmas presents for cash, and warned them not to eat fast food. McResource also advised workers to break their food into small pieces as a way of tricking themselves into feeling full, and suggested that workers “sing away stress.”

“Unwarranted scrutiny”, aka, EPIC cluelessness.

Please proceed, rich minimum-wage corporations getting rich because your workers are kept alive via government safety nets. Please proceed.


The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 12/26/13


Have you ever attended the funeral of a deceased public figure? If so, who?

Do you still write thank you notes?

Have you ever written anything in wet cement? Carved anything on a tree?

Do you have any brand loyalties? Examples?

The Twitter Emitter

Thursday Morning Herd Check-in

  Make sure you let your peeps

  know where to find you!  


    PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary

        Fierces on the Weather Critter Comment are obligatory welcome.

The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday 12/25/13

Bonus Christmas Video


Did you get anything good today? What was it?

What’s for dinner?

What was in your stocking? Or what did you put in the kid’s stockings?

Is this a religious holiday for you or a secular holiday?

Is that a real tree or a fake tree?

The Twitter Emitter

No Freedom ’til We’re Equal

This song, while maybe overplayed and considered cliche by the hipster types (I am sooo not one), really speaks to me and I’ve been meaning to post about it because it does so …

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay,

‘Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.

I told my mom, tears rushing down my face

She’s like “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-k, trippin’ ”

Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she?

Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.

I remember doing the math like, “Yeah, I’m good at little league”

A preconceived idea of what it all meant

For those that liked the same sex

Had the characteristics

The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision

And you can be cured with some treatment and religion

Man-made rewiring of a predisposition

Playing God, aw nah here we go

America the brave still fears what we don’t know

And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten

But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago

I don’t know …

Happy Erev Chinese Food Day (and Merry Christmas)

So, it’s almost Chinese Food Day again (also known as December 25).  While most Americans will be celebrating with their families, many of us will be going to the movies and eating Chinese food.  Yes, it’s cliché, but it is what it is.  I don’t know what movie I’m going to see tomorrow, so I am open to any suggestions people might have (I just saw The Hobbit on Sunday night, though).  I do know, however, that I’ll be eating Chinese food, although somewhat complicated by the fact that the Chinese place I usually eat out in has apparently closed.

This, ironically, is also a time for me to be thankful to be an American.  This is a country where I can openly practice my religion and embrace my culture.  I am free to be a Jew and do not have to worry about whether the government will decide it’s a good time to stir up some violence against me.  I don’t have to worry about being consigned to the ghetto or the shtetl.  I’m free to go to see the movie I want to see and eat the Chinese food I want.  Those actions might seem irrelevant, but they mean that I am free to embrace my Jewishness.

The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 12/24/13


Do you have a big day planned for tomorrow? Are you staying put or going somewhere?

Did you get anyone a gift that you can’t wait for them to open?

How good were you at manipulating your parents? Any examples? How good are your kids at manipulating you (or nieces and nephews, if you don’t have kids)?

Did you get your pets anything for Christmas?

The Twitter Emitter