Webster

The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)


Friday, December 19, 2014

Star Wars Parody...With Weird Al......

I ran across this surfing star wars video clips I am a fan of Star Wars...Star Trek....BattleStar Galactica....The old one.....and of course Babylon5.  But Weird Al did a parody of Star Wars using the lyrics of "American Pie"...And it is very good...

    

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How our neighbor up north viewed our elections and aftermath.

I saw this in an email my Dad sent out.   I am shamelessly cutting and pasting this.   This person said it far better than I could.

    
By Marc Patrone, Sun News network
 America is on the edge of a second revolutionary war.
    It may not be bloody like the first one, but it will be hugely important.
    Some might suggest it’s more a civil war, but with liberty and the constitution hanging in the balance, revolution seems a more appropriate comparison.
    There are no British troops or monarchy to fight this time.
    The ‘shot heard around the world’ wasn’t fired from a musket, it came from the ballot box.
    Americans have taken a long hard look at the kind of fundamental transformation promised by Barack Obama and the Democrat party and they want nothing to do with it.
    The Republican victory suggests Americans are more than just unhappy with the direction the country is headed.
Such was the devastating scope of the electoral debacle for the Democrats that it appears Americans are mobilizing for war against the Obama agenda.
    They are only now truly beginning to understand the threat to liberty he presents.
    What’s so deeply troubling, albeit not entirely unexpected, is the disdain, arrogance and contempt  with which this president dismissed the results.
    “So to everyone who voted, I want you to know I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too,” he said.
    Meaning what?
    He seems to be suggesting that by not voting, the majority of Americans agree with what he’s doing.
    Terrifying? You bet.
    It’s taken six years, but the ugly truth about Obama’s contemptuous attitudes toward the people who elected him twice is becoming all too evident.
    Lame duck? Guess again.
    The man probably realizes that a chance to remake the U.S. according to his far left view of the world may not come around again.
    His time is running out. Obama’s ‘nuclear’ option is amnesty for millions of illegals.
    He expects those illegals will become dependents of the state, thus stacking the electoral deck in favour of Democrats by promising the new ‘wards of the state’ a suite of entitlements.
    The depth of this destructive agenda is clear, rip off trillions in wealth (which Obama believes was stolen anyway)  and give it to those whom he considers ‘victims’ of capitalism.
    The beneficiaries will naturally reward the progressive left with voter support into perpetuity. Viola, the progressive dream of a one-party state is realized.
    This has been decades in the making. The left has infiltrated, corrupted, and subverted the institutions that had, up to now, served as pillars supporting freedom, democracy, and prosperity.
    The bulk of what was once a free and independent media has been reduced to little more than an arm of the Democrats.
That tens of millions of Americans are flocking to Fox News, Conservative talk radio and online news sites is heartening but doesn’t change the fact most TV, print media outlets are in an advanced state of putrid, cancerous liberal rot.
    The same cancer has undermined the school system, ‘big labour,' the environmental movement, and the Hollywood culture machine.
    Even capitalism itself has succumbed to the lure of easy government money, power and cronyism.
    So who is left to fight for freedom? The rest of America.
    Obama will attempt to ram through amnesty, climate change, wealth redistribution and he will ignore the constitution to do it.
Republicans have assured Obama impeachment is off the table. And so the battle lines are drawn.
    Fasten your seatbelts Canada, we’re about to get a front-row seat to the battle for the soul of America and indeed the free world.
    Let’s hope that, as in the first revolutionary war, that the right side wins.
    If it doesn’t, we all lose.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Future of Law Enforcement engagements....with potential Perp....



  • Any Street, Anywhere USA

    Victim: Officer, officer! That man just stole my purse!

    Officer: Good morning ma'm, or does that pronoun offend you. If so, please advise me of the correct pronoun I may use in order to not....

    victim: Officer, you're not listening to me! That man stole my purse.

    officer: That gentleman across the street?

    Victim: Yeah, that's him.

    officer: Okay, let me go talk to him.

    victim: He's a big guy, don't you want some help?

    Officer: Oh no, anything that might give the appearance of a show of force isn't allowed.
Officer leaves to talk to the alleged suspect and then returns:
 
Officer: Is it a red purse with black trim and brass colored clasp with the initials MS on the side?
 
Victim: That's it, my name is Mary Smith and those are my initials. That's my purse.

  • Officer: I figured it was yours, he doesn't look like the purse type. The problem is he doesn't want to give it back.

  • Victim: Well, arrest him, he robbed me of that purse. He punched me, knocked me down and then took my purse. Look at this bruise on my arm, and I'm bleeding from my forehead.

    Officer: I'm afraid I can't do that. He said he wouldn't allow me to arrest him. I can call the EMS folks though to treat you for your injuries. There will be a fee of course.

    Victim: What??!! You have to arrest him. He committed a robbery and I'm the victim. I demand you arrest him.

    Officer: I'm afraid I can't do that. He said he would fight if I tried to arrest him and our new Rules Of Engagement don't allow us to confront a hostile suspect.

    Victim: Rules Of Engagement? What the hell is that?

    Officer: Basically it means if the alleged suspect offers any resistance, or even says he will resist, our Rules Of Engagement say we shall not "engage". It's really quite simple and it makes our job much simpler. No more fights, no violence involved and everyone is much safer that way aren't they?

    Victim: But he robbed me and he's standing right there, you mean you can't do anything?

    Officer: Oh, whether or not I could do something doesn't matter. I'm not allowed to confront a possibly hostile suspect. Perhaps you could talk to him and see if he will come down to the precinct house and turn himself in.

    Victim: That's it? That's all you can do?

    Officer: Well, I can give you our website and you can make a report of this alleged crime. It's a really neat website, designed by the same folks that did that Affordable Care Act site. And I'd be glad to give you the office phone numbers for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder.

    Victim: Will they do anything?

    Officer: Not really, they're only interested if I do something.

    Victim: Well did you at least get his name so I know who the bad guy is when I make this report?

    Officer: No, he didn't want to give me his name, and gosh all I can do is ask.

    Victim: This is incredible. He's just standing over there like he knows nothing will be done about this.

    Officer: I know. Happens all the time now. Well, have a nice day and call any time, we're here to help.

    Victim: But officer....

    Officer: You'll have to excuse me, I have to go apologize to that gentlemen for disrupting his day.
   I ripped this off from another website and expanded on it.  Unfortunately it does sounds very   prophetic. 
 
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Music "Armageddon it" by Def Leppard

 Well today is another installment of my "Monday Music".  You have a song that just keeps playing on in your head....Well I heard a riff from this song last week and it has stayed on.  And speaking of last week, here are some more pics of my accident that I had last Thursday evening.
    
    I m a bit sore from the accident but considering what happened, I am glad that I am walking away from it.  The weird thing is that we have the same insurance company, the one that caters to Military families...So It will be interesting how it plays out. 
     Well I decided to go with "Armageddon it" by Def Leppard, this song was huge especially in Germany where I was stationed.  Robinson Barracks had a problem keeping the CD in stock for a while.  I consider it up there with the Joshua Tree by U-2 in popularity and influence.  I still jam on the songs when they come on the radio, or on my MP3 player.


"Armageddon It" is a song by English hard rock band Def Leppard from their 1987 album Hysteria. It was released as a single in 1988 and went to No. 3 in the U.S. (their fourth U.S. Top Ten hit).
The actual line of "Armageddon It" is meant to be a word play on the line "I'm A Gettin' It," thought up by the band during the recording sessions for the Hysteria album. The vocal style of the song is described as "T.Rex meets Eddie Cochran with backing vocals", according to singer Joe Elliott in the liner notes for Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995).
The video for the song was the second to feature Def Leppard in a live arena setting. On 12-13 February 1988, the band recorded two shows at the McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado for a future live film release. However, a month later, "Armageddon It" was set to be released as the sixth single off the popular Hysteria album and a promo video clip was urgently needed.
From the band's end, there was hesitation to film another concept video. Although they were happy with the results for "Hysteria" (the single) and "Animal," they were very unsatisfied with the way "Pour Some Sugar on Me" had turned out for its concept.
Therefore, an idea was pitched to quickly create a video edited from the Denver footage. It was another hit in the UK, reaching the Top 20. Months later, it was released in the United States and was even more successful, reaching the Top 3.
However, "Pour Some Sugar on Me" was the first song used there for the "live" concept (in fact, many of the scenes are the same in the two), but instead of filming a different video, slight changes were made using footage filmed in October at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
There are two mixes of the song that appeared in the single: "The Atomic Mix," which is the album version, and "The Nuclear Mix," which is an extended version.


 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Light posting this past weekend....

My Apologoes for the light posting this past weekend, On Thursday I was on the way to "roundtable",  a Boy Scout Leader monthly meeting.  Well I never got there....
   Apparently a SUV( you can see it off to one side on the right side of the picture,)  decided to make a left turn in front of me.  She was coming the other way and turned in front of me.  She told the Police that she didn't see me.  I took my first ambulance ride on this one.  I got banged up and bruised.  I tried to take it easy as much as I could, they had prescribed vikotin and muscle relaxer.  I took 2 days off from work.  Thursday night and Sunday night.  I will see what happens when I get in contact with the lady's insurance company
   
   This is a reminder of the spending bill that congress passed, loaded with pork, fully funding Obunglercare and the executive amnesty.  The establishment GOP is afraid that the voters will not like them.  ..Lessee the voters were so pissed after the last shutdown, they elected more republicans for the 2014 midterm......Something doesn't connect here.   Am I missing something?   Well I saw this great shirt for Speaker Boehner


Friday, December 12, 2014

Something to think about...Who is supporting the Unrest we see....



By now we have seen all the protest about Michael "Saint of Swisher Sweet" Brown and Eric "Saint of loose Tobacco" Gardner....Y'all notice all the "Professional" signs that the crowd has...This is more than a bunch of sharpies and a poster-board.  
I will post a bunch of signs from Google....
Look at the bottom right corner of that sign...above..
Look at the bottom of that sign...above..
 More professional signs....
These are a mix of SIEU(Government union) and Revcon..
If you were watching the news broadcast from Ferguson, Mo. before the indictment  decision was announced, you undoubtedly saw many people holding up signs reflecting their sentiments.



Did those people go out and buy those signs or have them printed themselves?


On the bottom of the signs is the inscription ; revcom.us.


Go to http://www.revcom.us/ and draw your own conclusions.
   I have said this before....These protest have been co-opted by others using this as a vehicle for their agenda...and these people protesting are dupes...Some know...Others don't.  I see all these college students protesting...they have the revolutionary fire thanks to the indoctrination they get at our schools of higher learning...I almost don't want my kid to go to college, College is supposed to prepare you with  skill for life...instead they are brainwashed with all these leftist and socialist thoughts.
   Here are some more signs...
                                        Another Professional Sign..
 Another...
 See the pattern.......



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Elmer Fudd "I'm hunting Wabbits"

I decided to continue with my "Cartoon" post, I have been doing the background on the "classics".  I will add some more modern cartoons in subsequent postings.  I had to look at my prior postings, for some reason I was going to run "Sylvester the cat" but I had already done him, so I looked at the pantheon of characters from "Looney Tunes" and decided to go with "Elmer".   Now Elmer has a rough reputation, his likeness is used to deride politicians and we in the 2nd Amendment community use the term "Fudds" to describe occasional hunters and others that would sell out our 2nd amendment rights because to them the 2nd Amendment is about hunting only.   I often wondered of "elmer" was a subtle dig at the Human Race where the animals win instead.


Elmer J. Fudd/ is a fictional cartoon character and one of the most famous Looney Tunes characters, and the de facto archenemy of Bugs Bunny. He has one of the more disputed origins in the Warner Bros. cartoon pantheon (second only to Bugs himself). His aim is to hunt Bugs, but he usually ends up seriously injuring himself and other antagonizing characters. He speaks in an unusual way, replacing his Rs and Ls with Ws, so he always refers to Bugs Bunny as a "wabbit". Elmer's signature catchphrase is, "Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits", as well as his trademark laughter, "huh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh".


The best known Elmer Fudd cartoons include Chuck Jones' masterpiece What's Opera, Doc? (one of the few times Fudd bested Bugs, though he felt bad about it), the Rossini parody Rabbit of Seville, and the "Hunting Trilogy" of "Rabbit Season/Duck Season" shorts (Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning, and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!) with Fudd, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck.

In 1940, Elmer Fudd's first true appearance: a Chuck Jones short entitled Elmer's Candid Camera. The rabbit drives Elmer insane. Later that year, he appeared in Friz Freleng's Confederate Honey (where he's called Ned Cutler) and The Hardship of Miles Standish where his voice and Egghead-like appearance were still the same. Jones would use this Elmer one more time, in 1941's Elmer's Pet Rabbit; its other title character is labeled as Bugs Bunny, but is also identical to his counterpart in Camera. In the interim, the two starred in A Wild Hare. Bugs appears with a carrot, New York accent, and "What's Up, Doc?" catchphrase all in place for the first time, although the voice and physique are as yet somewhat off. Elmer has a better voice, a trimmer figure (designed by Robert Givens, which would be reused soon later in Jones' Good Night Elmer, this time without a red nose) and his familiar hunting clothes. He is much more recognizable as the Elmer Fudd of later cartoons than Bugs is here. In his earliest appearances, Elmer actually "wikes wabbits", either attempting to take photos of Bugs, or adopting Bugs as his pet. The rascally rabbit has the poor Fudd so perplexed that there is little wonder as to why Elmer would become a hunter and in some cases actually proclaim, "I hate wittle gway wabbits!" after pumping buckshot down a rabbit hole.

Elmer's role in these two films, that of would-be hunter, dupe and foil for Bugs, would remain his main role forever after, and although Bugs Bunny was called upon to outwit many more worthy opponents, Elmer somehow remained Bugs' classic nemesis, despite (or because of) his legendary gullibility, small size, short temper, and shorter attention span. In Rabbit Fire, he declares himself vegetarian, hunting for sport only.
Elmer was usually cast as a hapless big-game hunter, armed with a double-barreled shotgun (albeit one which could be fired much more than twice without being reloaded) and creeping through the woods "hunting wabbits". In a few cartoons, though, he assumed a completely different persona—a wealthy industrialist type, occupying a luxurious penthouse, or, in one episode involving a role reversal, a sanitarium—which Bugs would of course somehow find his way into. In Dog Gone People, he had an ordinary office job working for demanding boss "Mister Cwabtwee". In another cartoon (Mutt in a Rut) he appeared to work in an office and had a dog he called "Wover Boy", whom he took hunting, though Bugs did not appear.

Several episodes featured Elmer differently. One (What's Up, Doc?, 1950) has Bugs Bunny relating his life story to a biographer, and recalling a time which was a downturn for the movie business. Elmer Fudd is a well-known entertainer who, looking for a new partner for his act, sees Bugs Bunny (after passing caricatures of many other famous 1940s actors (Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Bing Crosby) who, like Bugs, are also out of work). Elmer and Bugs do a one-joke act cross-country, with Bugs dressed like a pinhead, and when he does not know the answer to a joke, Elmer gives it and hits him with a pie in the face. Bugs begins to tire of this gag and pulls a surprise on Fudd, answering the joke correctly and bopping Elmer with a mallet, which prompts the man to point his rifle at Bugs. The bunny asks nervously: "Eh, what's up doc?", which results in a huge round of applause from the audience. Bugs tells Elmer they may be on to something, and Elmer, with the vaudevillian's instinct of sticking with a gag that catches on, nods that they should re-use it. According to this account, the common Elmer-as-hunter episodes are entirely staged.

One episode where Bugs "lost" in the hunting was Hare Brush (1956). Here, Elmer has been committed to an insane asylum because he believes he is a rabbit (though it is also revealed that he is a millionaire and owns a mansion and a yacht). Bugs Bunny enters Fudd's room and Elmer bribes him with carrots, then leaves the way the real rabbit entered. Bugs acts surprisingly (for him) naïve, assuming Elmer just wanted to go outside for a while. Elmer's psychiatrist arrives, and thinking Fudd's delusion has affected his appearance, drugs Bugs and conditions him into believing that he is Elmer Fudd 'after which Bugs starts wearing hunting clothes and acting like Elmer, hunting the rabbit-costumed Fudd, who is in turn acting like Bugs. Their hunt is cut short when Bugs is arrested by a government agent as Elmer Fudd is wanted for tax evasion. After Bugs is hauled away trying to explain that the rabbit is Elmer Fudd, Fudd breaks the fourth wall and tells the audience "I may be a scwewy wabbit, but I'm not going to Alcatwaz" as he hops away as if he had planned the whole thing.
Elmer Fudd has occasionally appeared in other costumes, notably as Cupid. He tries to convince Bugs about love, but Bugs is reluctant, thinking to himself "Don't you look like some guy who's always after me?" and pictures the Elmer in hunter's clothes. The Cupid Elmer plots to get even with Bugs, using his love arrows to make Bugs fall in love with an artificial rabbit at a dog track. Elmer also appeared in this form opposite Daffy Duck in The Stupid Cupid (1944).
The Bugs–Elmer partnership was so familiar to audiences that in a late 1950s cartoon, Bugs' Bonnets, a character study is made of what happens to the relationship between the two when they each accidentally don a different selection of hats (Native American wig, pilgrim hat, military helmets, bridal veil and top hat, to name a few). The result is comic mayhem; a steady game of one-upmanship that ultimately leads to matrimony.

He nearly always vocalised consonants [r] and [l], pronouncing them as [w] instead (a trait that also characterized Tweety Bird) when he would talk in his slightly raspy voice. This trait was prevalent in the Elmer's Candid Camera and Elmer's Pet Rabbit cartoons, where the writers would give him exaggerated lines such as, "My, that weawwy was a dewicious weg of wamb." to further exaggerate his qualities as a harmless nebbish. That characteristic seemed to fit his somewhat timid and childlike persona. And it worked. The writers often gave him lines filled with those letters, such as doing Shakespeare's Romeo as "What wight thwough yonduh window bweaks!" or Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries as "Kiww the wabbit, kiww the wabbit, kiww the wabbit...!" or "The Beautifuw Bwue Danube, by Johann Stwauss", Stage Door Cartoon's line "Oh, you dubbuh-cwossing wabbit! You tweachewous miscweant!" or the name of actress "Owivia deHaviwwand". Elmer's speech impediment is so well known that Google allows the user to change the search engine language to "Elmer Fudd." Comedian Robin Williams often refers to the impediment as "Fudd syndrome" whenever he accidentally slips up and replaces an "l" or "r" with a "w" sound in a word.

Part of the joke is that Elmer is presumably incapable of pronouncing his own first name correctly. Occasionally Elmer would properly pronounce an "r" or "l" sound, depending on whether or not it was vital for the audience to understand what the word was. (For example, in 1944's The Old Grey Hare, he clearly pronounces the "r" in the word "picture".) Usually, Elmer pronounces the "r" and "l" when one of those letters is in the last syllable of the word (such as "rascal", which he says as "wascal"). This doesn't occur in one-syllable words like "last" ("wast") or in common words like "hello" ("hewwo").

   
Elmer Fudd made appearances in several television specials in the 1970s and 1980s, and some cameo roles in two of the Looney Tunes feature-film compilations.
Elmer would also appear frequently on the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures as a teacher at Acme Looniversity, where he was the idol and favorite teacher of Elmyra Duff, the slightly deranged animal lover who resembles Elmer in basic head design, name and lack of intellect. On the other hand, a younger version of him makes a single appearance in the episode Plucky's Dastardly Deed, and is named "Egghead Jr", the "smartest kid in class".
Elmer also made cameos on Animaniacs, one in Turkey Jerky, another in the Pinky and the Brain short, Don't Tread on Us.
Elmer also had a guest starring appearance on Histeria! in the episode "The Teddy Roosevelt Show", in a sketch where he portrayed Gutzon Borglum. This sketch depicts Elmer/Gutzon's construction of Mount Rushmore, accompanied by Borglum's son Lincoln, portrayed by Loud Kiddington. Elmer made another appearance on Histeria!, this time in his traditional role, during a sketch where the bald eagle trades places with the turkey during Thanksgiving weekend, featured in the episode "Americana".
Fudd also appeared on The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries in the first season episode A Ticket to Crime as detective Sam Fudd; at the end he took off his clothes and turned into Elmer.

Elmer appears as part of the TuneSquad team in Space Jam. In one part of the game he and Yosemite Sam shoot down the teeth of one of the Monstars dressed in black suites while Misirlou is heard in the background.
Elmer took on a more villainous role in Looney Tunes: Back in Action, in which he is a secret agent for the Acme Corporation. In his scene, Elmer chases Bugs and Daffy through the paintings in the Louvre museum, taking on the different art styles as they do so. At the end, Elmer forgets to change back to his normal style after jumping out of the pointillism painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, allowing Bugs to easily disintegrate Elmer by blowing a fan at him.
A four-year-old version of Elmer was featured in the Baby Looney Tunes episode "A Bully for Bugs", where he kept taking all of Bugs' candy, and also bullied the rest of his friends. He was also shown with short blond hair. He appeared in most of the songs.
 23 minute cartoon
An even more villainous Elmer appeared in two episodes of Duck Dodgers as The Mother Fudd, an alien who would spread a disease that caused all affected by it to stand around laughing like Elmer (a parody of the Flood in Halo and the Borg in Star Trek).
In Loonatics Unleashed, his descendant, Electro J. Fudd, tried to prove himself the universe's greatest hunter by capturing Ace Bunny, but settled for Danger Duck instead. Elmer himself also makes an appearance in the form of a photo which shows he presumably died at the hands of a giant squirrel.


In December 2009, Elmer made an appearance in a Geico commercial where the director tells him to say rabbits instead of "wabbits". He was again voiced by Billy West.
Elmer Fudd appears in several episodes of The Looney Tunes Show as a television reporter.
On June 8, 2011, Elmer starred in the 3-D short "Daffy's Rhapsody" with Daffy Duck, that short was going to precede the film Happy Feet Two but was instead shown with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island


The search engine Google has been translated into many languages, some of them for sheer comedic purposes. One of the novelty languages is "Elmer Fudd." Comedian and actor Robin Williams also performed a famous sketch where he sang the Bruce Springsteen song "Fire" as Elmer Fudd.

In the film Fletch Lives, the eponymous character (while in disguise) gives his name as "Elmer Fudd Gantry".