- From the “Brilliant!” Department – The Army has decided that soldiers at Fort Bragg will no longer be using wounded goats as a training aid for in medical education. Instead, special operations medics will train on a souped up version of Rescuscitator Annie. In other words, the first time an 18D treats a mammal that has a wound that isn’t immediately deadly will be in combat, with medevac several days and many miles away. Someone needs to remind the Pentagon that their job is to break things and kill people, not make PETA sleep better at night.
- From the “Elections Have Consequences” Department – A hospital in Pennsylvania has announced that they will no longer be delivering babies. They are doing this, at least in part, because of expected lower payments for such services due to ObamaCare. I personally know of four or five doctors who are considering closing their practices because the amount of paperwork required, lower payments, and just higher levels of BS. But remember folks, everyone’s going to have great access to affordable health care! I’m sure the ladies in labor will be able to hold it in for the drive to the OB ward that’s 10 miles further down the road.
- From the “History is Rhyming” Department – The British armed forces are making plans for sending forces to the Falkland Islands in advance of a plebiscite over whether or not the islands should stay under British rule. Apparently they’re worried that Argentina might pull something reminiscent of their escapades in the 1980′s. I just hope they don’t plan on the U.S. supporting them this time around. Something tells me President Obama won’t be as close with Prime Minister Cameron as Reagan was with Thatcher.
- From the “Aristocratic Architecture” Department – Apparently the Secretary of the Interior requires a $220,000 restroom to do the job properly. That’s how much was spent on a private, spacious powder room in 2007. Seriously, if you’re spending almost double what my house cost, then there better something really special about this particular water closet. I wonder, was it decorated with the skins of rare animals that Interior was trying to save? Or was it trimmed in exotic hardwoods, harvested from sensitive rain forests, and imported to be used for guitar parts?
- From the “Big Shiny Rock” Department – A prospector in Australia has just hit the big one. He is reported to have found a gold nugget weighing in at 177 ounces. For those of you playing along at home, that’s about $300,000 of money in its natural state. Someone’s going to have a wonderful vacation this year. My guess? He’ll spend it walking along the beach with his metal detector. Hey, lightning sometimes strikes twice.
- From the “Hand That Feeds You” – The NRA has decried the decision by Reed Exhibitions to not allow modern sporting rifles, such as the AR-15, to be exhibited and sold at an upcoming gun show in Pennsylvania. Ironically, Reed Exhibitions put on the SHOT Show, which is one of the larger outdoor sports and firearms trade shows on the planet. So basically, when the outdoor sports and firearms industry is paying you to show modern sporting rifles, you’ll take the money and smile while doing it. But let a peon rent a table and sell AR’s to the public at one of your shows? Aw heck no! Guess who isn’t going to be making money off of me attending one of their events in the future? I’d love to be the fly on the wall when NSSF gets wind of this!
Posted by daddybear71 on January 17, 2013