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Posted by Lissa on October 31, 2008

I’m no prude, and I’ve been in my share of clubs of all sorts, but really: WHAT THE BLOODY HELL???????

But things got out of hand as the pretty teacher put on her own s-extracurricular activities for the teen pupils.

She seductively stripped down to her underwear – to the joy of her howling students.

And she only stopped her X-rated High School musical when another teacher forced her to cover up.  [snip]

But the school’s headmaster in Zalaegerszeg, western Hungary, has refused to sack the unnamed mistress despite pressure from parents and other teachers.

“I was forced to give the German teacher a warning, but I will not dismiss her because she is a valuable teacher for our institution,” said head Sandor Rozman.

He claimed she had shown no more flesh “than you would see on a beach.”

You know what?  There are nudist beaches too.  Especially in Europe.  D’ye think it’s okay for a teacher to get naked in front of her students?

Oh, and let’s have a blast of double-standards here please.  Would anyone like to take odds against a MALE teacher getting dismissed for stripping in front of his female students?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Again, I’ve been to my share of racy clubs.  I’ve pulled some stupid stunts in my day.  There are many, many, many reasons I’ll never run for public office.


If this had happened when my two younger brothers were in high school I’d have been ready with tar and feathers the next day.

Although you may not tell it from reading this blog, I have a vocabulary that is very similar to sailors in very cheap bars.  I very quickly learned to SHUT THAT RIGHT OFF as my brothers grew up; I spoke in one manner with my friends and COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY around adults and children. 


Disgraceful.  Disgusting.

P.S. Way to teach the young’uns that all women, even high school teachers, are sex objects.  You’re a real treasure to humanity, you are.

(h/t Don Surber)

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This is for the Texans out there

Posted by Lissa on October 31, 2008

Of which I am one by birth, BTW.  Born in Sherman.  Used to have a shirt that read “There are two kinds of people in this world — Texans, and those who wish they were.”  Anyone know folks who need wells drilled?  I hope Cory Miller gets an ENORMOUS boost in business from this:

You see, Mr. Obama, I’m the guy you intend to raise taxes on. I’m the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to build a business and get ahead. I’m the guy who has been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating more and more jobs for East Texans who didn’t want to take a risk, and wouldn’t demand from themselves what I have demanded from myself. I’m the guy you characterize as “the Americans who can afford it the most” that you believe should be taxed more to provide income redistribution “to spread the wealth” to those who have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or risked anything. You want to characterize me as someone who has enjoyed a life of privilege and who needs to pay a higher percentage of my income than those who have bought into your entitlement culture. I resent you, Mr. Obama, as I resent all who want to use class warfare as a tool to advance their political career. What’s worse, each year more Americans buy into your liberal entitlement culture, and turn to the government for their hope of a better life instead of themselves. Liberals are succeeding through more than 40 years of collaborative effort between the predominant liberal media, and liberal indoctrination programs in the public school systems across our land.

What is so terribly sad about this is this. America was made great by people who embraced the one-time American culture of self reliance, self motivation, self determination, self discipline, personal betterment, hard work, risk taking. A culture built around the concept that success was in reach on every able bodied American who would strive for it. Each year that less Americans embrace that culture, we all descend together. We descend down the socialist path that has brought country after country ultimately to bitter and unremarkable states. If you and your liberal comrades in the media and school systems would spend half as much effort cultivating a culture of can-do across America as you do cultivating your entitlement culture, we could see Americans at large embracing the conviction that they can elevate themselves through personal betterment, personal achievement, and self reliance. You see, when people embrace such ideals, they act on them. When people act on such ideals, they succeed. All of America could find herself elevating instead of deteriorating. But that would eliminate the need for liberal politicians, wouldn’t it, Mr. Obama? The country would not need you if the country was convinced that problem solving was best left with individuals instead of the government. You and all your liberal comrades have got a vested interested in creating a dependent class in our country. It is the very business of liberals to create an ever expanding dependence on government. What’s remarkable is that you, who have never produced a job in your life, are going to tax me to take more of my money and give it to people who wouldn’t need my money if they would get off their entitlement mentality asses and apply themselves at work, demand more from themselves, and quit looking to liberal politicians to raise their station in life.

Most definitely, RTWT

(h/t Bruce)

UPDATE: IAMB linked. So did Gator.  Thanks!

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Wow! Like randomly finding a $20 in your pocket

Posted by Lissa on October 31, 2008

Well, this came out of the blue!!!!  Thanks so much, TOTWTYTR, I’m flattered and honored and gobsmacked and generally SQUEEEE!!  🙂

Because I am a Good Girl (except for my penchant for torturing my cat with embarrassing articles of apparel), I shall hereby confer this Great Honor on the following five:

1) Breda.  I like her.  She’s purty and she has what might be my dream job, surrounded by books all day.  (Okay, so, actually my dream job would be a book critic — have people send me books for free and GET PAID TO READ THEM — but a librarian’s pretty close!)  Doh!  She already got tagged!  Well, then, Crystal.  Her Crazy Chronicles are some of the most soul-wrenching, gut-stabbingly honest, heartbreaking, courageous posts I’ve ever read.

2) Bruce.  He has escaped the Volksrepublik of Massachusetts but still keeps me current on the news around here.  Oh, and he sings funny songs with a perfect Maine accent.  Bruce, I want a kilt picture!

3) Sarah.  She argues unashamedly for her side, makes me proud to be an American and a woman and makes me want to learn how to knit.  Someday . . .

4) Bookworm.  One of the most intelligent, logical, thoughtful commentators on the Intrawebz.  She takes the pain out of politics!

5) Last but not least, Shoothouse Barbie.  My old high school friend from Liberalville, she makes bullets into barettes and took me shooting FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME (yay!). 

That was HARD!  Everyone on my blogroll is a good read, and I hope you visit them often.  Thanks TOTWTYTR!!!!!

Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deservingBloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

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Rajah says . . .

Posted by Lissa on October 31, 2008

Eat mor beef!  (Also that he’s going to kill me in my sleep, but whatever.)  Click on the pix for the full chickeny glory!

Of course, not ALL the pix were perfect . . .

Happy Halloween! 

P.S. For those of you who worried about Lissa getting her arms shredded . . . thanks, but no worries.  This cat is WAY docile. 

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Does this count as sexism? Size-ism? Chest-ism?

Posted by Lissa on October 30, 2008

I don’t know.  But I don’t like it!

HANOI | Vietnam is considering banning small-chested drivers from its roads — a proposal that has provoked widespread disbelief in this nation of slight people.

The Ministry of Health recently recommended that people whose chests measure fewer than 28 inches would be prohibited from driving motorbikes — as would those who are too short or too thin.

The proposal is part of an exhaustive list of new criteria the ministry has come up with to ensure that Vietnam’s drivers are in good health.

Of course, you can always depend on bloggers to have a sense of humor:

Vietnamese bloggers have been poking fun at the plan, envisioning traffic police with tape measures eagerly pulling over female drivers to measure their chests.

“From now on, padded bras will be best-sellers,” said Bo Cu Hung, a popular Ho Chi Minh City blogger.

I’d make some snarky suggestion — such as small-chested drivers going topless so that they could easily prove they were in good health — but, after all, this is a classy blog.

(h/t The Corner)

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Read of the Day

Posted by Lissa on October 30, 2008

Often those who express their tiresome anti-Americanism will suggest, as do some of the more disingenuous anti-Zionists with regard to anti-Semitism – that they, of course, are not anti-American, and that no one really is. But, coming as I do from an Anti-American tradition that wasn’t afraid to proclaim itself, I think I know where the corpses are interred. For example, the current production of Bernstein’s Candide at the English National Opera is a classic of elite anti-Americanism, in which we are invited to laugh at the philistine invocation of “Democracy, the American Way and McDonald’s”. The laughter that accompanied this feeble satire showed our proper understanding that we, the audience, had a proper concept of democracy, and would never soil ourselves with an Egg McMuffin.

The true irony went way above the sniggerers’ heads, which was that Leonard Bernstein was the American cultural import that we were, at that very moment, enjoying. But the prejudice is that American culture has had a negative influence on the world, tabloidising our journalism, subverting the gentle land of Ealing with the violent pleasures of Die Hard 10 and commercialising our most intimate lives. And so we have ever complained; my father, back in the early Fifties, once wrote an entire communist pamphlet about the terrible effect of Hollywood and jazz on the land of Shakespeare and Elgar.


(h/t Michelle)

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The hell with Robin Hood, bring me the Holy Hand Grenade

Posted by Lissa on October 29, 2008

No bow and arrow for me, thanks.

If this was my house, and a man did this to me, I’d be going for a g**damn RPG launcher.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  —  A Malaysian man has been accused of trying to hurt his neighbor with a dangerous weapon — centipedes.

Prosecutor Mazri Mohamed said Wednesday that R. Prabakaran has been charged with attempting to cause harm with a dangerous weapon after allegedly unleashing four centipedes and bugs in his neighbor’s bed last week following an argument.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT MALAYSIAN CENTIPEDES LOOK LIKE?  Horrible pictures below the fold.  No, seriously horrific awful disgusting pictures.  If you click, do not blame me for recurring nightmares.

Don’t click! Really, really don’t!

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Micro versus Macro

Posted by Lissa on October 29, 2008

Less than a week to go, and I really really look forward to this thing being over.

As readers of this blog know, I’m a John McCain future-voter.  Not because I particularly like him, but because I think Barack Obama is a socialist and I don’t approve of socialism, neither politically nor economically.  I held that opinion before the damning 2001 tape came to light (er, sound?), and it was by far the easiest to express in discussion with my friends and family.  Less easy to voice to that audience are my fears regarding the war in Iraq, the safety of our country and peoples, the health and strength of our economy, the potential for Supreme Court justices who judge by skin color and empathy rather than fairness and blind justice, free speech and discourse for dissenters, and the impact on world peace of a chastened, self-flagellating American foreign policy under an Obama presidency.  Oh, and the tax plan that Mike absolutely loathes.  So, on a macro level I’m very much hoping that McCain wins.

A confession, though: On a micro level, I really don’t look forward to a McCain victory.

If Obama loses, the vast majority of my friends and family are going to be DEVASTATED.  I mean, completely depressed angered saddened disappointed furious outraged DEVASTATED.  It would be a complete sh*t-storm here in Boston, and my umbrella ain’t that big. 

While I do not believe that an Obama loss would be due to skin color, I know many people will think it so.  And will say that loudly, over and over and over and over and over and over again.  You’d have to be a crazy person to look forward to that.

Does that mean I’m voting Obama?  No.  Does that mean I hope he wins?  Nope.  I hope McCain wins. 

But I’m definitely building up a stockpile of wine and chocolate to deal with the aftermath.

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Posted by Lissa on October 28, 2008

About damn time, but still — good riddance!

Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and patriarch of Alaska politics, was convicted Monday of all seven felony charges for making false statements. 

The verdict could spell an ignominious end to the political career of a man who rose to be one of the most dominant figures in the Senate and helped transform Alaska in its 50 years of statehood. [snip]

“I am innocent. This verdict is the result of the unconscionable manner in which the Justice Department lawyers conducted this trial,” Stevens added. “I ask that Alaskans and my Senate colleagues stand with me as I pursue my rights. I remain a candidate for the United States Senate. I will come home on Wednesday and ask for your vote.”

Whatever party affiliation, corrupt scum is corrupt scum.  Enjoy your time in jail, jerkwad.

(h/t Michelle)

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A Preview

Posted by Lissa on October 28, 2008

Chicken Dog Costume

Some assembly required . . .

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