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Are Beck & O’Reilly Golden or in Trouble for Gold?

Are Beck & O’Reilly Golden or in Trouble for Gold?
December 18, 2009

Evidently Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck could be in FCC trouble over the way they are promoting “gold”.  O’Reilly is …Read the Rest

Advent Readings for Dec 18

Advent Readings for Dec 18
December 18, 2009

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgements, show kindness and mercy to one another; 10do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another. 11But they refused to listen, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears in order not to hear.

Democrats Are Rude

Democrats Are Rude
December 17, 2009

Advent Reading for Dec 17

Advent Reading for Dec 17
December 17, 2009

25‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids* took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.* 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” 7Then all those bridesmaids* got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” 9But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.” 10And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11Later the other bridesmaids* came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” 12But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” 13Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.*

The Trouble with Harry Teague (Acid Reflux Edition)

The Trouble with Harry Teague (Acid Reflux Edition)
December 17, 2009

The Pink Flamingo thinks one of the burning questions of the millenia should be as follows: Why would a man who is worth (allegedly) forty million bucks spend over $40,000 of the tax-payer’s money on travel for just one season – summer? I guess he was fighting those dastardly teapartiers?

“…Summer travel for the office of New Mexico’s Harry Teague (D) totaled $40,274. His neighbor, Rep. Ben Lujan (D), disbursed just $20,697. Neither office responded to requests for comment….”

It gets better. I also need to be honest and mention that Teague is a first timer and probably needs to waste all our money setting up shop.

“…Rep. Harry Teague’s disbursements begin on page 277 of the third pdf file. Teague’s office spent $899,807.89 through September, including $352,130.23 in the third quarter…”

One of the problems Democrats are having these days is trying to stay true to some sort of “value”. When you really have none it is fine if you are going for the superficial look. But, when you get backed into a corner and need to at least look like you stand for something, it gets a little problematic. It doesn’t help when you have someone ethical, honorable, and decent like Steve Pearce running against you!

Advent Readings for Dec 16

Advent Readings for Dec 16
December 16, 2009

‘Holy, holy, holy,
the Lord God the Almighty,
who was and is and is to come.’

Say It Five Times Fast – Solar Tsunami, Solar Tsunami…..

Say It Five Times Fast – Solar Tsunami, Solar Tsunami…..
December 16, 2009

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory have come up with a “solar wave”.

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It is way cool.

“…The waves, which are comprised of plasma, appear at the base of the corona, a couple of thousand kilometres above the surface of the sun. They rise quickly from a central point and spread out in a circular pattern millions of kilometres in circumference.

Why Do Libertarians & Tea Party “patriots” Lie about Lindsey So Often

Why Do Libertarians & Tea Party “patriots” Lie about Lindsey So Often
December 16, 2009

Here we go again.

Don’t you get tired of reading all the lies about Lindsey (and most other Republicans) thrown at us by Losertarians, the far right, and some misc. “tea party patriots”?

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Well, here comes another whopper.

Why do Libertarians losertarians hate Lindsey? What’s up? Why all the Cato Institute backed hits on him?

The Cato Institute is sponsoring yet ANOTHER hit on Lindsey. Funny how they seem to be the only ones actually doing the attacking. Makes you wonder why, doesn’t it? It sure makes The Pink Flamingo want to ask a few questions. It also makes The Pink Flamingo a little annoyed, okay furious, the way libertarians, conservatives, and the far right tea party crowd keeps LYING about his position.

A “Christ-Free” White House This Christmas?

A “Christ-Free” White House This Christmas?
December 16, 2009

The last time The Pink Flamingo looked, Christmas was a holiday created to celebrate the Birth of Christ.  Granted, historically …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – MSG. C. J. Grisham

Wednesday’s Hero – MSG. C. J. Grisham
December 16, 2009

Wednesday’s Hero

MSG C. J. Grisham


This week’s Wednesday Hero is both an individual, and a group. The group we honor are the milblogs: the military blogs, spouse blogs, and support blogs who bring you the news and information you can get nowhere else. The information and news that matter to you. The individual we honor today is C. J. Grisham.

Army Master Sgt. C. J. Grisham has always led from the front, from combat that earned him the Bronze Star with V device, to doing right by the men he led. His honesty won him readership and respect, from the White House on down. Yet, when he stood up for his children in school, his command did not stand by him. You can read more at Military Times to get the full story.

Christmas At the Pink Flamingo

Christmas At the Pink Flamingo
December 15, 2009

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It’s that time of year, when a little poodle’s thoughts turn to watering the artificial Christmas Tree!DSC02383

Rumsfeld and his grandfather in 2008

This morning I discovered that someone had done a little piddle near the green box with the pink ribbon. Just because Doc Holiday has been chewing on the ribbon is no excuse for piddling on it!

DSC03782The Pink Flamingo kitties wanted the staff (your humble blogger) to put a sign up warning Rumsfeld not to pee on the presents. They have a few things under the tree and don’t want poodle piddle on them.

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Roman Ruins Briefly Open to the Public

Roman Ruins Briefly Open to the Public
December 15, 2009

ITALY ROMAN LUXURY

From the AP

“…Visitors look at new discoveries unveiled in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Italian officials have unveiled new discoveries in an ancient Roman luxury complex filled with priceless mosaics, elegant porticos and thermal baths. The 1,800 square-meter (2,000 square-yard) complex, dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries, has been excavated intermittently starting in 2004, when the ruins were accidentally discovered during renovations of a Renaissance palazzo that now stands above them. In the latest digging campaign, which began in March, archaeologists uncovered a palatial room decorated with precious marble and a colorful mosaic made with half a million tiles brought from all over the Roman Empire.

Advent Reading for Dec 15

Advent Reading for Dec 15
December 15, 2009

God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.*

Those Pesky Spoiled Brat Populist Tea Party “Patriots” and Their Pesky Lies

Those Pesky Spoiled Brat Populist Tea Party “Patriots” and Their Pesky Lies
December 15, 2009

(thank goodness) “…”Any incumbent is in trouble,” said Sharon Ferrell, who chairs the East Bay Freedom Fighters, which claims 150 …Read the Rest

John of the Cross

John of the Cross
December 14, 2009

1I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
2My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and for evermore

Advent Reading for Dec 14

Advent Reading for Dec 14
December 14, 2009

Your throne, O God,* endures for ever and ever.

Is DeMint Vulnerable or Just Plain Smart?

Is DeMint Vulnerable or Just Plain Smart?
December 14, 2009

“The problem in the Republican Party is that the leadership has gone to the left. I need some new Republicans.“ …Read the Rest

Advent 3 – The Rose Candle

Advent 3 – The Rose Candle
December 13, 2009

Philippians 4:4-7

4 Rejoice* in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.* 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Reason #1,000,001 Why I Miss The Great Man

Reason #1,000,001 Why I Miss The Great Man
December 13, 2009

Laura Bush gave another speech the other day.  During her speech she made the following comment. “…She said she fell …Read the Rest

Gene Berry (Bat Masterson) RIP

Gene Berry (Bat Masterson) RIP
December 12, 2009

The Pink Flamingo will always think of Gene Barry when she thinks of Bat Masterson. When you think of Bat Masterson, you think of that classic TV theme.

Gene Barry, a Hollywood legend, died on December 9. He was 90.

Advent Readings for Dec 12

Advent Readings for Dec 12
December 12, 2009

3 When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, ‘Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’ 4Jesus answered them, ‘Beware that no one leads you astray. 5For many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Messiah!”* and they will lead many astray. 6And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines* and earthquakes in various places: 8all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs.
9 ‘Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10Then many will fall away,* and they will betray one another and hate one another. 11And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. 13But anyone who endures to the end will be saved. 14And this good news* of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.

God, Carbon Credits, Greenies, and a Lack of Faith (and Technology)

God, Carbon Credits, Greenies, and a Lack of Faith (and Technology)
December 12, 2009

PART I of two articles on “green” Is it even possible for a person to be a hard-core environmentalist and …Read the Rest

If a Republican Shouts and No One Hears….(Will Conservatives Lie About It)

If a Republican Shouts and No One Hears….(Will Conservatives Lie About It)
December 12, 2009

Case in point.

Did you know John McCain is one of the most vocal opponents to Barack Obama and his policies? Want to know what the real problem is with the far right?

“…But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 72-year-old Arizonan is making it plain that he has no plans to serve out his years in the rank-and-file, as a politician known more for what he lost than what he will yet accomplish.

For years, McCain relished being an outsider and a maverick, a style that often led to battles with his own party’s leadership. Today, for reasons that friends and McCain observers say could range from unresolved anger to concern for his right flank as he seeks re-election to genuine dismay about Obama’s agenda, he is helping lead a fiery crusade of GOP loyalists against Democratic priorities – and irked some of his Democratic colleagues in the process.

Beam Me Up, Please! There Is No Intelligent Life Down Here!

Beam Me Up, Please!  There Is No Intelligent Life Down Here!
December 12, 2009

“As I finished Mr. Tambourine Man I glanced over at Johnny Carson who had a look of astonishment on his …Read the Rest

Advent Readings for Dec 11

Advent Readings for Dec 11
December 11, 2009

Blessed be the Lord,
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me

Only in New Mexico: Very Early Dino Fossils

Only in New Mexico:  Very Early Dino Fossils
December 11, 2009

Sometimes really interesting things happen in New Mexico. This is one of them! It is called Tawa hallae. “…The first …Read the Rest

Libertarians, Lindsey and Climate Legislation

Libertarians, Lindsey and Climate Legislation
December 10, 2009

Want a prediction? Watch for Cato-Institute backed libertarians to start slamming Lindsey once again.

When an incident happens once it can be considered just an incident. When the same type of incident happens from the same group of people on the same subject, attacking the same person on the same subject – well, a bright person might start to smell a rat.

The Pink Flamingo is beginning to smell a great big fat Libertarian rat straight out of the Cato Institute’s libertarian brain pool.

Remember all the nasty things that happened a few weeks ago when Lindsey dared to act like a statesman and try to avert what did actually happen when the EPA decided to take over carbon, cap, trade, and business? The attacks by the Cato Institute and the fake public interest pro-losertarian energy group (American Energy Alliance) did quite a bit of damage to Lindsey.

BREAKING: Is It Bigfoot or (my new theory) a Wookie?

BREAKING:  Is It Bigfoot or (my new theory) a Wookie?
December 10, 2009

(Cue the Star Wars theme located at the end of the post)

The image was taken on October 24 by a game camera in Minnesota. The guys who took it are “not all that into bigfoot”. The photo has lead The Pink Flamingo to reassess her current theories about bigfoot. I think we are dealing with an invasion of Wookies! Let’s face it, the whole idea of bigfoot, Wookies, and UFOs just makes sense. The Wookies are invading planet Earth on UFOs and pretending to be bigfoots (bigfeet?).

Loren Coleman has more.

200912101210-bigfoot-picture-copy_ANXAFrankly, I think The Pink Flamingo’s new working theory is just as viable as anything else. I rather like the Wookie angle because it would point to the possibility of Han Solo buzzing around out there. Of course with my luck I’d be abducted by Jobba the Hutt instead of Han Solo.

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Daily Advent Readings

Daily Advent Readings
December 10, 2009

The Lord, God of hosts,
he who touches the earth and it melts,
and all who live in it mourn,
and all of it rises like the Nile,
and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;
6who builds his upper chambers in the heavens,
and founds his vault upon the earth;
who calls for the waters of the sea,
and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—
the Lord is his name.


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