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Friday
Jul132012

Caesar's Open

The date doesn't hold too much significance with most of us moderns, but today is Julius Caesar's birthday, a man born into a time when the Roman Republic was beginning its descent into chaos and civil war...sort of like what is happening today in our own republic.  But, unlike the so-called statesmen and leaders of our own time, he left an indelible mark on history.

So, let's wish the old man a happy 2111st.

Have a nice weekend and post what you like.

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I was raised in Illinois. Left when I was 18 to go off to school, and my parents bailed out as well. Best decision we ever made. I pity the folks who are stuck there.

July 13, 2012 at 18:48 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

try getting paid by Illinois... it's a real bitch

July 13, 2012 at 20:44 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

The ruins of Illinois should serve as a warning about what is to become of the nation as a whole under leftist control, but most voters are still wandering around looking like Alfred E. Neuman.

July 14, 2012 at 07:26 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Barack Obama is trying to do for the U.S. what his party has done to California and Illinois. Broke, immoral, illiterate, arrogant and alternatively whiney. Btw Barry would like something that will be here 2000 years from now but Mt. Rushmore is getting a little snug for another Presidential face. Plus putting Obama's mug anywhere close to Washington and Lincoln's would be a cruel joke possibly missed by later generations.

July 14, 2012 at 09:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Skinny I remembered reading that the state was slow-paying or no-paying vendors already years ago.

Found this article from 2010 about an ammunition firm demanding payment upfront because the state had already stiffed them enough. The state not paying its bills caused a delay obtaining bullets for prison guards in Illinois.

I am a bit surprised that no one commented on my last link above, the testicle-attacking fish found in Illinois waters. The "Ball Cutter". The teeth in that fish look like human teeth. Cue the Jaws music.

July 14, 2012 at 09:37 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Duff;

The story about the ball eating fish had me in a corner shaking. Kind of like a nude picture of Hillary Clinton.

July 14, 2012 at 09:42 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

From the smartest President ever. The one who proclaims the "buck stops with him."

"Obama LOVES the Jews So Much He Misspells Israel on Campaign Invitations"

After being an hour late to a campaign event on Friday. People began to faint from the heat. When Obama arrived. he took the microphone and demanded "someone call the paralegals." Ah' Barack you dumbass, its paramedics.

July 14, 2012 at 09:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Happy bday Ceasar (yesterday). But today (Saturday, July 14th) is a more important day in history to remember. Today is Bastille Day when the French people (the 99%) took their country back from the oligarchs and monarchs (the 1%). We Americans sorely need our own Bastille Day.

July 14, 2012 at 12:01 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

... so we can be just like France, right Choy?

July 14, 2012 at 12:33 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If liberals would only set the example with their own heads in a guillotine and save the pain in the ass they put us through! If my history is correct, after Bastille Day the French were beset by 80 years of political correctness (19th century style) that lead to a loss of freedom, poverty and executions of crimes against the state. We don’t learn from our past mistakes. Every time libs no matter the century get a hold of things they F’-up everything.

July 14, 2012 at 12:40 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"We Americans sorely need our own Bastille Day."

Ever heard of the Boston tea party and the American revolution idiot. I believe it was the French who were following our lead. But for the French we likely would not have defeated King George. They then went home and some -not too many - years later had their own revolution that began with the storming of the Bastille.

But you could be right after all. We'll storm the white house in November and with any luck at all the senate and house as well.

July 14, 2012 at 13:57 | Registered CommenterTijuana

"Kind of like a nude picture of Hillary Clinton."

You didn't. :) Or is that only in your imaginings Thomas? If you have a link share it so all can see. LOL

July 14, 2012 at 14:01 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Tij;

That's the Chinese top secret strategy to shut down the internet. Rumor will spread that every ISP is linked to a nude pic of Hillary. It will be worse than a denial of service attack. Total collapse of .com, .net and .org

July 14, 2012 at 14:36 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I would rather have my office papered with nude pictures of Hillary than to have her anywhere near the levers of power. The former is just unpleasant, but the latter endangers the republic.

July 14, 2012 at 16:15 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

We Americans sorely need our own Bastille Day.

To be followed up with our very own la Grande Terreur, I'm sure.

July 14, 2012 at 18:03 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Or a nice revival of the Yezhovshchina.

July 14, 2012 at 19:25 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Harry Reid's droopy drawers are all in a bunch over some Olympic outfits being made in China. Ah' Harry, those Olympic outfits were made by Ralph Lauren a big time dem donor who since 2008 has donated over $40k to Obama and the dems. Barack will get to the bottom of this as he says "the buck stops with him."

July 15, 2012 at 11:30 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I predict that this story is going to have a major affect on the campaign in the coming months...

As regulators ramp up their global investigation into the manipulation of interest rates, the Justice Department has identified potential criminal wrongdoing by big banks and individuals at the center of the scandal.

The department’s criminal division is building cases against several financial institutions and their employees, including traders at Barclays, the British bank, according to government officials close to the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing. The authorities expect to file charges against at least one bank later this year, one of the officials said....

The multiyear investigation has ensnared more than 10 big banks in the United States and abroad. With the prospects of criminal action, several firms, including at least two European institutions, are scrambling to arrange deals, according to lawyers close to the case. In part, they are trying to avoid the public outcry that stemmed from the Barclays case, which prompted the resignation of top executives.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/u-s-is-building-criminal-cases-in-rate-fixing/?hp

This is going to hit the news like a bombshell going off when this story breaks and names start to get named.

July 16, 2012 at 01:34 | Registered Commenterkwawk

This is going to hit the news like a bombshell going off when this story breaks and names start to get named.

You mean that a bunch of Obama's rich donors and bundlers are gonna go down?

July 16, 2012 at 06:17 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

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