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Take This Fun Quiz!

Who Said It?

Here’s a super fun multiple-choice quiz for you! Listed below are 10 quotes. You  guess which American politician said it. You have four politicians to choose from:

  1. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
  2. Former VP Dan Quayle
  3. President Barack Obama
  4. Former President George W. Bush

Ready? Here we go!
1. “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “I’ve now been in 57 states I think one left to go.”

A. Barack  Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “What they’ll say is, ‘Well it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can’t hear myself. But I’m glad you’re fired up, though. I’m glad.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W.  Bush

  1. “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like the Special Olympics, or something.”

A. Barack  Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our  time.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.”

A. Barack  Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

  1. “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

A. Barack Obama

B. Dan Quayle

C. Sarah Palin

D. George W. Bush

Sorry. This was a trick quiz. All of the correct answers are the same person. Each of these quotes are directly from President Barack Obama.  And now you know why he brings his teleprompter with him everywhere he goes ….even when talking to a 6th grade class.

And some members of the media continue to insist he is “The smartest man ever elected to the Presidency”.
H/t beloved fellow Igor!
~Eowyn

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Gubbermint Stoopidity of the Worst Kind


This is unbelievable.
Then again, maybe not.
Via naplesnews.com (highlights are mine):
Jeff Lytle: It’s an emergency — but you can’t tell anyone?
Staff Reports
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This is a column that could write itself.
Yet there are so many different ways it could start.
I could say “If you are looking for a law that fights rather then furthers the public interest, this is it.”
Or “Suppose you’re having lunch at a restaurant and you have a heart attack.”
Or “Thank goodness public servants in medicine and politics are trying to right a wrong.”
Here’s the deal.
Former NCH Healthcare System CEO Ed Morton brought up something that I could not comprehend at an emergency health care forum the other day. He said Florida privacy laws are so convoluted that they can block a cardiac patient’s access to a potentially lifesaving automatic external defibrillator (AED) nearby.
Surely I misunderstood his comment about 911 dispatchers not being allowed to alert third parties such as an office or dining room with AEDs to an emergency in their midst.
Morton pointed me toward Florida Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, who confirmed what he said and walked me through a legal thicket that has vexed lawmakers for five or six years.
It goes like this: 911 operators can tell callers — usually not heart patients themselves — whether they can find an AED nearby, but the 911 operators are not allowed to call people and places with AEDs for fear of disclosing your medical information to a stranger.

Now, chances are you would want that information out there.
And, chances are the person making the 911 call about you would prefer to stay by your side rather than race off to grab the AED with the electrified chest paddles.
So, heart patients are left to wait for the ambulance to arrive. It’s OK for those people to know about your health because they, like law enforcement agencies, are official first-responders.
Passidomo says she learned of the problem from Kate Kerwin, fitness director at Quail Creek Country Club, who said “This is very disturbing.”
“We purchased six AED units over 10 years ago to respond to an emergency. If the emergency occurs in one of our buildings we are able to respond quickly because the staff has initiated the call to 911. If, however, the emergency happens on one of our golf courses, the member of the golf foursome has probably called into 911. The staff may not even be aware that an emergency exists. The response time of EMS is quick, but getting them out onto the golf course takes time and that is where the staff can get there faster — taking the AED to the victim with a golf cart.
“We are talking safety issues which don’t only relate to Collier County but to the entire state.
“What can you do help make this right?”
Mr. Emergency Medicine in the county, Dr. Robert Tober, says it’s all too true.
“As a result, for example, an emergency medical department cannot call the front guard office at a condominium and notify them of a cardiac arrest on the fifth floor,” he says, even if the condo has voluntarily registered with a statewide AED informational network. 
You will find the rest of the article here.
I guess the lesson to be learned here is, if you have a heart condition, you might just want to stay off golf courses in Florida.
Like I said – unbelievable.
-Dave
(h/t: boortz.com)

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2011 Darwin Award


It’s only March, but we already have a winner for the 2011 Darwin Award.
A man tried to rob a convenience store in South Carolina but ran into unanticipated difficulties with his ski mask.
Video footage shows the white suspect trying multiple times to pull a ski mask over his hand while waving his gun in one hand. But the fabric kept slipping through his butter fingers.
After several attempts, the gunman thought better of it and began walking out of the store. Suddenly he found success with the mask and, thinking he’s now safely disguised (never mind the security footage), turned on his heel to attempt his robbery one more time.
Alas, he couldn’t decipher the mysteries of the cash register, and finally ended up fleeing with nothing. [Source]
He is still at large, which means that the police probably deserve even more the 2011 Darwin Award.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRco3kUq-bE]
YouTube disabled the embedded link. Watch the video HERE.
~Eowyn

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TSA Confiscates Nail Clipper From Armed US Soldiers

This is a true story. It really happened.
H/t beloved fellows Joseph, Tom in NC, & Dave from Atlanta.
~Eowyn

TSA Takes Nail Clippers From Armed Soldier
The Patriot Post – November 19, 2010
File this one under “Non Compos Mentis.”
Several hundred National Guard troops were flying back home from Afghanistan when they ran into the TSA at Indianapolis. As one of the soldiers described it, “That’s where the stupid started.”
The soldier said, “It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons. Everyone was carrying an M4 Carbine (rifle) and some, like me, were also carrying an M9 pistol. Oh, and our gunners had M-240B machine guns. Of course, the weapons weren’t loaded. And we had been cleared of all ammo well before we even got to customs at Baghram, then AGAIN at customs.”
Any sane person would be reasonably sure this contingent didn’t include any would-be terrorists. Not the TSA.
One soldier had a Gerber multi-tool confiscated, and a TSA agent insisted that another turn over his finger nail clippers. According to the soldier reporting the story, “The conversation went something like this:”
TSA Guy: “You can’t take those on the plane. ”
Soldier: “What? I’ve had them since we left country.”
TSA Guy: “You’re not supposed to have them.”
Soldier: “Why?”
TSA Guy: “They can be used as a weapon.”
Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] “But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.”
TSA Guy: “Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.”
Soldier: “And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?”
TSA Guy: [awkward silence]
Me: “Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f–k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.”
Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]
This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns — but nothing that could have been used as a weapon. There, don’t you feel safer?

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