Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wise Guy: Milton Friedman

The brilliant American economist Milton Friedman could convey profound concepts in a sublimely concise and approachable way. Here are three examples that are most apropos for current events:
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."

"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
Very wise guy, that Milton Friedman...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hey Media Meatheads: 'We Controlled You'

Our friends over at World Net Daily report on a 'startling' admission by Anita Dunn, Communications Director for the Obama White House:
President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.
Gee.  We never saw that coming, Anita...  In other news, the grass is green and the sky is blue!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mmm Mmm Mmm. Barack Hussein... Rockwell?

In 1960, famous illustrator/artist Norman Rockwell produced one of his most iconic works, the Triple Self-Portrait seen below.

Now, in 2009, I Own The World is pleased to present this updated version featuring President Barack Obama...

Find this and many other great parodies at:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Trick or Treat?

BREAKING NEWS: We have just learned that a devilish Halloween 'trick' resulted in the spreading of mass confusion and misinformation yesterday.

It seems someone in Norway wanted to have a little fun at our expense. Well, we certainly fell for it! How embarrassing.

Now, as a public service, I would like to clarify that President Obama was actually awarded the 'No Balls Piece Pries'. He will be receiving a collection of DVDs, formatted to work only in European players, containing 1.4 million suggested ways to placate and appease one's enemies.

Doesn't that make a lot more sense?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weeping For My Willow

We had a wicked-nasty wind storm last night and my Weeping Willow, not the strongest of trees in good times, didn't fare too well, as you can see. It fell right after my husband left for work; his truck was parked where the top of the tree landed and it would have been damaged, to say the least. It also missed our other pick-up truck, the barn and the garage. I'm so grateful we were spared additional destruction, but I'm really going to miss that tree...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn't Get The Olympics

Fr. Scott Kingsbury is a Twitter pal and all around nice guy with a wicked-good sense of humor. This is his 'Top 10' take on the failure of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic games:

10.  Dead people can't vote at IOC meetings.

  9.  Obama was distracted by the 25 min. meeting with Gen. McChrystal.

  8. Who cares if Obama couldn't talk the IOC into Chicago? He'll be able to talk Iran out of nukes.

  7.  The impediment is Israel still building settlements.

  6.  Obviously no president would have been able to accomplish it.

  5.  We've been quite clear and said all along that we didn't want the Olympics.

  4.  This isn't about the number of Olympics "lost", it's about the number of Olympics "saved" or "created".

  3.  Clearly there are not enough wise Latina judges on the committee.

  2.  Because the IOC is racist.


  1.  It's George Bush's fault.

Fr. Kingsbury is the Vicar of St. Barnabas The Apostle Anglican Church in California.