Sunday, October 28, 2012

Typical Liberal Dork Voters - And A Couple Who Exhibited Some Intelligence

Check out this video in which a Man On The Street type reporter/interviewer asks several Obama supporters what they think of several of Mitt Romney's policies. Of course, they hated them, thought they were terrible and that they were unconstitutional. The thing was though, they were actually Obama's policies - already put into action by the president. There sure are, in my opinion, a lot of assholes about to vote and some of them are seen in this video. 


Now, I am not calling them assholes because they believed the guy conducting the interviews, he deceived them and anyone can do that to someone. I think them to be assholes because not one of them was able to say outright "Hey, wait a minute, isn't that an Obama policy". Truthfully, I never heard of one of those policies, heard another three and pretty much had forgotten about them but knew right off, as soon as I heard them again, that they had been strongly pushed for by Obama. So, I guess I am calling them assholes because not one of them had even an inkling that any of the mentioned policies were those of the president when even a guy, with muddled middle aged memory, like me knew about them.  

Well, it is not just because of that. I am also only calling some of them assholes. I say only some of them because at least a couple of these Obama supporters said that they would have to think about it and reconsider their support for Obama once they had been told they were really Obama's policies and not those of Romney. (My hat goes off to them, imagine that someone going to actually think about for whom they should vote based on that candidate's record.) Yet, a few still insisted they would support Obama even though they, just moments before, had slammed the policies when they thought they were those of Romney! Watch for the responses of some of them once the truth is revealed - especially watch and listen to the blond who was standing next to the girl in the "bitch" shirt. Listen to how she reacts. It would be absolutely unbelievable except for one thing she says in there that explains it all: "I'm a liberal". She also said she could list a million reasons that she still will vote for Obama but note she only mentions one -Obamacare. I guess she is just another blood sucking leech who wants to gorge herself on the lifeblood of those who actually work for a living and who pay for their benefits and privileges but she wants it for free.  

As for those who still insisted on supporting Obama - I think they are liberals and that they are the scourge of the world. 

A hat tip to Peter Q for this one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Russian Tortoise News - Bad Or Good Depending On Your View

I attended the monthly meeting of the Long IslandHerpetological Society today. It was slated as a show n' tell for tortoises and turtles, so I brought in my Hermann's Tortoises (all 5 of them) and my lone Redfoot Tortoise. The club president, who is also a professional reptile breeder/dealer, brought in a couple of Russian Tortoises. Those available here, in the USA, are mainly wild caught in Uzbekistan although they are native to: Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Northern and Eastern Iran, North Western China and the former Soviet territory Kazakhstan. They make great pets, as they are pretty small but hardy tortoises and are easy to keep. I have been thinking of getting myself a few of them, probably a sexed trio 1.2 (1 male and 2 females), with a breeding project in mind. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be found at prices under $100 each, some as low as $50 each and even some up for free adoption.

Well, Vin R told us, at the meeting, that the number of legal imports have been falling each year and are way down. This due to import regulations. He believes that the price on them (and most other tortoises and turtles) will probably rise markedly in the next year or two. That could be bad news for some – like exporters and importers,. It also could be good news for others – like captive breeders. I hope to have a trio before things get out of hand with pricing.

I have been actively searching for some of them just recently. I also have been thinking of getting a trio of captive bred Chinese Box Turtles and a captive bred adult male Hermann’s Tortoise (to replace mine that went missing this past spring). All of these species are very desirable to me because they are resilient chelonia (turtles and tortoises), are on the small side, and straightforward and fairly easy to keep and do not require a fortune to maintain but could potentially provide a small return on an investment in them. Hopefully enough to help support my hobby. I have already made an inquiry on a possible sexed trio, 1.2, of Russian Tortoises. I am pretty sure they are captive bred even without the seller mentioning that because their carapaces (upper shells) are in almost pristine condition which is very rare for a wild caught Russian Tortoise. In fact, I made an offer on them. Time, and an answer from the seller, will tell if I am soon to have three new residents in my herp collection.

All the best,
Glenn B

It's Pretty Windy Out There Already...

...so I am guessing that they are right about this storm being a powerful one being that it is not supposed to be really bad until late tomorrow tonight or early Tuesday morning. Yikes!

As far as storm pep goes, I took in everything from my yard, that I think could possibly blow away, which was just about everything except my shed. As far as any other prepping goes, that already was done, and has been done for quite awhile now, not just for this storm but for any SHTF situation.

Hopefully, when I wake up Tuesday morning, we will still have power.

All the best,
Glenn B
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