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The Queen’s Riddle?

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“Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government?

Are there any tips you can give me?”

“Well,” said the Queen,

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“The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”

Obama frowned, and then asked,

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“But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?”

The Queen took a sip of champagne.

“Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch”

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.

“Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?”

Tony Blair walked into the room and said,

Yes, your Majesty?”

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The Queen smiled and said,

Answer me this please Tony.

Your mother and father have a child.

It is not your brother and it is not your sister.

Who is it?”

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered

“That would be me.”

“Yes! Very good.” said the Queen.

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Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

“Joe, answer this for me.”

“Your mother and your father have a child.

It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister.

Who is it?”

“I’m not sure,” said Biden.

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“Let me get back to you on that one.”

He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, Biden went to work in congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there.

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Biden went up to him and asked, “Hey Paul, see if you can answer this question.”

“Shoot Joe.”

Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister.

Who is it?”

Paul Ryan answered,

“That’s easy, it’s me!”

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Biden smiled, and said, “Good answer Paul!”

Biden then, went back to speak with President Obama.

“Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle.”

“It’s Paul Ryan!”

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face,

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“No! You idiot! It’s Tony Blair!”

..AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS PRECISELY WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

~Steve~          A Great Big Giant H/T To My Bud I_Man

 

Man Boobs Alert!

Now that he no longer seeks re-election to the House, Barney Frank is letting it all hang out.

I’ve updated the Caption Contest post with this new pic. So those who had submitted a caption may want to submit an updated one! ;)

~Eowyn

Anybody besides me see a resemblance.

Tom in NC

Amazing Magic Card Trick!!!

FOTM’s Doc’sWife sent me this amazing magic trick.

Try it again. Pick another card….

And, again, your card is missing from Picture #4!!!!

It must be magic!

Nyaaaaa….

To find out how this trick works, scroll down….

It was no magic.

The reason why David Copperfield correctly “guessed” which card you picked — the reason why the card you picked is gone from Picture #4 is this:

The 5 cards in Picture #4 were never in Picture #1 !

This means that no matter which card you pick from Picture #1, you’ll never find it in Picture #4.

Go back and look at what the 6 cards are in Picture #1. From left to right, they are:

K♥         J♣         K♠         Q♦        Q♣        J♦
(King of Hearts; Jack of Clubs; King of Spades; Queen of Diamonds; Queen of Clubs; Jack of Diamonds)

Here are the 5 cards in Picture #4. From left to right, they are:

Q♥          K♣          J♥          Q♠          K♦
(Queen of Hearts; King of Clubs; Jack of Hearts; Queen of Spades; King of Diamonds)

It was no magic. It was simple cheating!

This was how I figured it out:

I begin with the a priori (presupposition or premise) that there is no such thing as anthropogenic (man made) magic, fans of Harry Potter notwithstanding.

David Copperfield, though hailed as the “King of Magic,” “Magician of the Century,” and the recipient of a “Living Legends Award” (!) from the Library of Congress, is not a magician but merely a very skillful “illusionist” trickster. For that he’s been richly rewarded, named by Forbes magazine as the 10th highest paid celebrity in the world in 2003, with total earnings of $55 million.

I then scrutinized the 6 cards in Picture #1. The red-colored King of Hearts immediately caught my eye, and I selected that.

When I got to Picture #4 and saw that, as predicted, my King of Hearts was missing, the red-colored King of Diamonds immediately got my attention. I had remembered when I looked at Picture #1 that the only red-colored King was the King of Hearts, but now there’s a red-colored King of Diamonds in Picture #4!

So I scrutinized the other 4 cards in Picture #4, went back to Picture #1, and…sure enough, all the cards in Picture #4 were never in Picture #1 to begin with!

At the risk of being preachy, there is a spiritual lesson in this.

Jesus warns that “I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16) We are also warned that in the end days, “there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:24)

If Copperfield successfully tricks us into believing he performs magic, we’ll really be sitting ducks when that Man of Sin appears with his “great signs and wonders”.

This is magic:

“Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.”
-Psalms 145:2-3

~Eowyn

Michelle Won’t Wait, So Taxpayers Pay Extra $63,000

The Obamas had planned to leave last Saturday for their holiday in Hawaii, but Barry Barack Hussein Steven Dunham Soetoro Obama delayed his departure to finish legislative business in D.C. (START Treaty and repeal of DADT).

Queen Michelle Antoinette just couldn’t wait a couple of days. So she took off with the girls and Bo the dog on Saturday in a separate plane, which costs those 53% of us who still pay federal income taxes an extra $63,000, minimum, in expenses.

H/t my very witty friend and Fellowship co-founder Steve.

~Eowyn

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Mrs. Obama’s Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

by Keith Koffler – White House Dossier — Dec 22, 2010

The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis.

President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. He’s now expected to depart today or tomorrow. But Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.

Mrs. Obama’s decision to go without the president forced her to take a separate plane, meaning two flights instead of one were needed to ferry the First Family to their vacation destination. Unless for some reason her plane was headed to Hawaii anyway, her trip involves substantial additional costs.

Mrs. Obama jetted out to Hawaii on an Air Force C-40B Special Mission Aircraft. The Defense Department bills other agencies $6,330 per flight hour for use the plane. Assuming a flight time from Washington DC to Hawaii of about ten hours, the cost to taxpayers for the flight alone would be about $63,000.

But Mrs. Obama’s determination to get her full two weeks of Hawaiian rest and relaxation probably cost a good deal more. By leaving early, she forced  a large logistical support operation – including a retinue of Secret Service agents – to get itself up and running. This is in addition to the support that will be needed to bring President Obama to Hawaii via Air Force One. Since the cost of moving the entire family together on Air Force One would not likely have been much different than that of taking just the president, the first lady’s trip is an add-on. What’s more, Mrs. Obama has decided to make a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint by commandeering her own jet to take her to Hawaii.

The first lady has previously garnered criticism for her vacation travel, particularly a four-night luxury excursion to Spain last August.

Mrs. Obama’s Hawaii transportation is a modestly sized plane based on the commercial Boeing 737 and seating up to 32 passengers. Here is the Air Force description of it:

The cabin area is equipped with a crew rest area, distinguished visitor compartment with sleep accommodations, two galleys and business class seating with worktables.

The C-40B is designed to be an “office in the sky” for senior military and  government leaders. Communications are paramount aboard the C-40B which provides broadband data/video transmit and receive capability as well as clear and secure voice and data communication. It gives combatant commanders the ability to conduct business anywhere around the world using on-board Internet and local area network connections, improved telephones, satellites, television monitors, and facsimile and copy machines.

Despite the president’s delayed departure, the most recent information is that the entire Obama clan will return to Washington as scheduled January 1. Attempts to reach the first lady’s press office for comment were unsuccessful.