Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

Goat Riding Horse

Nature seems to provide animal tricks when we least expect them.  Watch this goat take a ride on his friend’s back.  A horse.  Goat rides horse.

Click here for video.  “Наглый козел.”

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WordPress Creator Spawns Millions Of Happy Bloggers

Ever wonder who is behind creating WordPress?  The creator of the site that hosts this blog and 12 million others?  USA Today.

Meet  Matt Mullenweg.  A Katy, Texas native that dropped out of the University of Houston after his second year, when CNet offered him a job in San Francisco.  He continued to toy with WordPress on the side, but as soon as it became more time consuming, he left the position at CNet and started working on his own with WordPress.

WordPress is an open source blogging software free for anyone to use.  Mullenweg’s Automattic company charges $2500 to $5000 per year for business customers.  The open source aspect is appealing as anyone can contribute to the programming to enhance the experience.  Automattic is hot, Mullenweg having declined a $150 million buyout bid recently.  Interestingly, he started out with $1.1 million through various venture firms.

Some others who use WordPress include “CNN, Fox News and The New York Times, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Coca-Cola and General Electric, along with millions of ordinary bloggers.”  

Mullenweg has his own blog too called Ma.tt, which he uses to keep in touch with the world.  Just like the rest of the bloggers on WordPress.

“I can post something, and five minutes later, people from all over the world can react to it,” he says. “We can have a really great conversation right there on the blog. That’s pretty neat.”

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The Trillion Dollar Oinker Plan

The hype and rhetoric that continues to spew about the economic bail out package, that President Barack Obama and his Democratic partners continue to peddle.  Because Obama: Um, I know some of you are skeptical about spending a trillion dollars.  Ya think?!?

Seems like Barack and clan think they live in Barackistan, where they can do whatever they want, and twist arms to suit their wanton desire.

Remember Obama reminds GOP in stimulus meeting: “I won”?  Not exactly a chummy sign of that hopium bipartisanship he purportedly embodies and rambled endlessly about during the election.

President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

Keep in mind.  Obama’s big bucks rescue plan has big time cash in line for ACORN and similar communuity organizer groups.  You know, ACORN, the group that was investigated for voter registration fraud for voting twice and dead voters?  NY Post.

Just to put all things in perspective, for those that do better with a bullet lists, we have Top 20 Fast Facts About the House Democrats’ Trillion Dollar Spending Plan via Gateway Pundit.  From Mr. John Boehner, the House Republican Leader.  Alas, a distillation of the 1588 pages of formalities.  The ballooned up, bloated, spend-it-all as fast you can plan, the Democrats are hustling fast past America’s eyes.  Warning.  YOU ARE PAYING FOR THIS.

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TPM: January 27, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds

Feel like it is just too hard to keep up with the news? 

Well, you can get a 100 second synopsis here.  From Talking Points Memo.

January 27, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds

January 27, 2009

See TPMtv: The Day in 100 Seconds video also.

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Putting Out The Kitchen Oil Fire

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Fire safety all should be familiar with.  One look at the video, and the lesson is learned.

Watch the video…Then pass it on!

I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover a fire in a pan!  This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire…  Oil in a frying pan. Read the following introduction, then watch the show… It’s a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would wear a fire suit and using an 8 oz. cup at the end of a 10 foot pole, toss water onto the grease fire.  The results got the attention of the students.

The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes heated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.  Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.

Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire.  One cup creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message—-watch the video and don’t forget what you see.  Tell your whole family about this video or better yet, send this to them. 

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