Rob Ford Has Died

So, SO young. Man, he was a mess, but he sure knew how to shake things up.

Rest in peace, big guy.

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after fighting cancer

Rob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after fighting cancer, his family said. He was 46.

And YIKES

Even the possibility is horrifying.

UPDATE

Presbyterians seem to have a thing for AMERICAN Airlines.

Oh. And killing people:

BREAKING NEWS: At least 28 dead in two explosions after suicide bomber targets American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport as SECOND attack hits Metro station near EU headquarters
·At least 13 people killed after two explosions struck near the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT)
·Reports of a firefight between police and attackers seconds before they shouted ‘in Arabic’ and detonated bombs
·Terrified passengers covered in blood ran for their lives after explosion sent ‘shockwaves’ through terminal building
·Another blast killed 15 at a Metro station near EU headquarters in Maelbeek area of central Brussels just after 9am
·Two suspects arrested a mile from train station at around 11am as hundreds of troops and police flood the streets
·Comes a day after Belgium minister warned of revenge strikes after arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam

The Guardian has a post-explosion video.

When our prizzy can take a moment from dancing with his compadre Raul, I wonder if the phrase “acceptable casualties” will come out of his mouth again, or if he only uses that for victims of Islamic madmen slaughtered here?

IRONY ALERT:

Presbyterians Busy This Morning In Brussels

Bastards.

Update: Here’s a bold tweet from the mayor of Paris:

In solidarity with the people of Brussels, #Paris will illuminate this evening @LaTourEiffel in the colours of the Belgian flag. #NousSommesUnis

Now if we can only get a fancy #hashtag from Lurch and the State Dept then by GUM we will have those terrorists on the run.

Who Am I To Argue With Bill Clinton?

Even he says the current President is “awful”

Former President Bill Clinton asked Democratic voters to shrug off the “awful legacy” of President Obama’s years in office in a speech Monday to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

“Now if you don’t believe we can all grow together again, if you don’t believe we’re ever going to grow again, if you believe it’s more important to re-litigate the past, there may be many reasons that you don’t want to support her,” Clinton told a Spokane, Wash., audience.

“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her,” he added.

Public Service Announcement for the Weekend: SAFETY FIRST!!

LabTesting

(Thanks to Diptera on Twitter!)

And a Fine Wearin’ O’ the Green Day T’ Y’s All!

(If you all haven’t seen the RESTORED version of this, let me tell you ~ it’s a revelation. GLORIOUS.)

So, I’ve Been an Absent BlogMother for a While

…thanks to politickin’ and all that.

After last night, I’m pretty much back.

Crushed and heartbroken, but back.

Rest In Peace, Sir George Martin

He made them sound like no one else.

Happy Birthday THS!!!!

180 years ago the Alamo fell and shortly thereafter the Bestest Sister EVUH was born!!
We lurves you!

American With Disabilities Acts

The Law gave him equal-opportunity as intended

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man turned himself in to police overnight after a 45-year-old man was shot and killed while working out in a gym in a luxury high-rise in the Fulton River District neighborhood.

Witnesses said a man in a wheelchair went into the gym on the eighth floor of at an apartment building in the 500 block of West Kinzie Street around 7 p.m., and shot Darrin Joss in the head as he was working out on a treadmill.

Around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, a man in a wheelchair turned himself in at Chicago Police Headquarters. A Dodge Magnum matching the description of the vehicle witnesses said the gunman was driving also was seen parked outside.

Witnesses said the suspect rolled into the gym shortly after 7 p.m., and fired two shots at Joss as he was on a treadmill.

Mitt Ripped Him A New One

God Bless You, my son.

The DMV Closes At 4:30

  
I’m in like Flynn

A Crumpled Guardrail…

  
…at the DMV course for taking your road test.
Probably didn’t go well.

It’s Leap Day!

Now if only we could get Donald, Hillary, Bernie, et al, to take that literally whilst atop a tall building…

This Is Exactly Right

Read it here.

This Is Brutal

and pretty awesome

Because No One Has Given Me A Good Reason Not To 

  

The Day The Music Died

Happy Groundhog’s Day!

We’ll see if deBlasio manages to kill off another Staten Island resident this year…

I Need A Jolt Of Patriotism 

and I’ve found it here

  

I’m a sucker for new bourbons, and when I saw the above bottle I couldn’t resist (plus, at $22, really what’s the downside?).

I would give you detailed tasting notes but I have to admit this sums it up perfectly:

The 1776 Rye is full of spiciness and flavor due to the high rye content. Because the flavor profile packs such a punch is goes great in mixed drinks. It also strong enough to drink without worrying about the flavor getting watered down.

I would say that drinking full strempf is a a bit iffy. If you are used to drinking it straight and like a good strong bite than its definitely for you. If you struggle with strong whiskies than id stick to it on the rocks or mixed.

A shot of this stuff is going to be rough on almost anyone, its has a real harsh bite. But hey, unless you want the Sons of Liberty to think you’re a huge puss you should at least take one.

Yep.

Put a bottle of this in front of the candidates and require them to slam ’em down.

Canadians Upset By Portrayal In “The Revenant”

Noted Cinematic Icon Jacque Teauteit reports

Canadian actor says The Revenant ‘stupid’ for portraying French-Canadians as murderous rapists

For portraying French-speaking voyageurs as duplicitous, murdering rapists, a prominent Canadian actor is accusing the hit film The Revenant of being anti-French-Canadian.

“It’s the French Canadians who rape, who lynch, who keep sex slaves,” actor Roy Dupuis was quoted as saying in the Quebec version of Huffington Post.

“They have the worst roles!”

Born in Ontario to Francophone parents, Dupuis is famous for portrayed hockey player Maurice Richard in a 2013 biopic, and for his roles as Canadian general Roméo Dallaire in the Rwandan Genocide drama Shake Hands with the Devil.

Dupuis said he was originally offered the role of Toussaint, the leader of a French-Canadian fur trading expedition, but turned it down after reading the script and seeing the Canadiens depicted as “horrible barbarians.”

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox admitted the error and said “Yes, it was a horrible mistake, we never intended to portray French-Canadians as murderous rapists; in fact we meant to portray them as raping murderers.”

It Just Keeps Snowing 

   
 
Pretty damn awesome 

I Tried 

  
I really tried to wait.

Sort of.

It Begins 

  

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