Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, June 05, 2011

SHE NEVER SAID IT!......... Most Famous Political Mis-Quote of Our Time

"I can see Russia from my house!" – Sarah Palin
Yup. That's it!
.......Possibly the earliest attack of the ongoing media character assassination of Sarah Palin; it was comedian Tina Fey - impersonating Ms. Palin on Saturday Night Live - who actually uttered this line that is now widely attributed to the former Alaska governor.

The basis for this line comes from a September 2008 interview with ABC News's Charles Gibson, who asked Palin what insights she had from her state being so close to Russia. She responded: "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

This is true; you can actually see Russian soil while standing in Alaska.
On a clear day, those on the Alaskan island of Little Diomede can see the Russian island of Big Diomede, located across the International Date Line some two and a half miles away.



5 comments:

Buck said...

I could see Russia on a good day from my house in Wakkanai, Japan. That would be the Soviet island of Sakhalin, but no on ever misquoted ME. But then again, I've never run for public office... with MY past no one would elect me dogcatcher.

You're not a Palinista, are ya, Glenn? If so: Aiiieee!

ORPO1 said...

Not a Palinista. But I do like the lady.

ORPO1 said...

I put it up just to illustrate the to what low level the media has descended to.
Not to mention to what end they will go to. That being smearing all who are at odds with the current resident who they pushed and touted.

Buck said...

I like Palin, too. I just don't wanna see her run. She's doin' just fine, doin' what she's doin' now.

ORPO1 said...

Agreed. She can have much more of an impact doing the bus tour and getting folks to understand what is at stake.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)