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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, February 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. Astravogel says:

    My wife says I have too many of these, but, what about all these fees for gun
    and ammuniton purchases? It might be a good idea for legislation to ‘reverse’
    this and pay us for putting up with the bother. The funds could come from the
    general funds of the state or locality requiring these regulations. Contact your
    Congress critter.

  2. Petronius says:

    Peephole Magazine, 1 Feb 2014

“Will Science Rescue the American Education System (Part 2)?” by Solyndra Fridsweed

    Progress Farm, near Ligonier, Pennsylvania. It was with great excitement that we returned to Progress Farm to follow up our previous report of 1 June 2012 regarding the Tooting-Bec Project (as it is known), i.e., the pioneering work with hamadryas baboons by Prof. Alicia Tooting-Bec, the Nobel Prize winning micro-biologist from Bryn Mawr University. As previously noted, Prof. Tooting-Bec has achieved no small degree of scientific fame as a result of her DNA-splicing in hamadryas baboons with a view to selecting for cognition, orthographic processing skills, phonological awareness, and other intelligence traits. Further progress has been achieved as a result of that particular aspect of her experiment involving the addition of generous daily doses of Brain Booster™ IQ pills (patent pending) to supplement the baboons’ normal diet. Delilah, the elderly female baboon who showed so much promise in sheep shearing, has recently secured a full-ride scholarship from Penn State to pursue her studies in abstract art, with a major in Appropriation––Collage Cut and Paste. Other baboons have also moved on to successful, though less erudite, positions: Crystal Blue, who did a keg-stand commercial for ObamaCare; Pharaoh, who earned a try-out as a wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals; Starbucks, who currently works as a Pilates instructor in Mission Canyon, California; and Delilah’s one-time mate, Samson, who was recently nominated as the Democrat Party candidate for Congress from the 8th district of Massachusetts. Samson has surged to an early lead in the polls following a glowing endorsement by Senator Elizabeth Warren at a rally in Braintree, MA, where both candidates appeared splendid in their Native American regalia while chanting “You-didn’t-build-that; somebody-else-made-that-happen.”

    Her initial efforts having exceeded all scientific expectations, Prof. Tooting-Bec has now turned her hand to boosting a troop of DNA-enhanced common or western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), some of whom she hopes may become sufficiently advanced in mental acuity to secure teaching positions at the U.S. elementary and secondary public school levels. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a recent visit to Progress Farm, engaged in a brain-storming session with a select group of Prof. Tooting-Bec’s chimpanzees. The Governor, having showered the chimps with lavish praise, called for more tolerance and additional funding for the Tooting-Bec Project, declaring that the chimps “will always have a place in New York,” provided of course that they “do not cross the line into pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage, or other extremist opinions,” and provided also that they remain “at all times amenable to embracing a multicultural environment that includes not only chimpanzees, whether western or eastern, but also baboons, whether hamadryas, chacma, olive, yellow, or Guinea, as well as humans, and other members of our diverse primate family, without regard to religious or sexual orientations.” The Governor’s remarks regarding acceptance of the eastern chimpanzees (Pan paniscus)––with whom our western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) have a long history of territorial disputes––provoked a certain degree of consternation and outrage among members of the troop, manifested by much energetic up-and-down arm-pumping, severe knuckle-dragging, and menacing leg actions, as well as angry fist-clenching, lip-smacking, canine displays, grunting, and screeching, especially among the juveniles, with the result that Gov. Cuomo was forced to cut short his remarks. The Tooting-Bec Project is supported by generous grants from the U.S. Dept. of Education and the U.S. Dept. of Energy made possible by the Stimulus Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and by additional funding from the American Federation of Teachers–Illinois, the International Longshoremen’s Association-Bayonne Local 1588, the Soros Fund, Facebook, Inc., and Comcast Corporation. A Dept. of Labor bulletin notes that the Tooting-Bec Project (as it is known) has created or saved the jobs of three humans, thirty-two baboons, and twenty-nine western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

    • canary says:

      Don’t make fun of me, but at first I thought this was serious. Then a joke. Then back to serious.
      FOX had a dumb segment with a baboon. It would not draw as it was suppose to so I stopped watching.

      However, before that they had a hybrid FOX of many they bred to have domestic tempers of dogs and smell like perfume. They had too many of them it was reported.

      It was serious just like Johnny Carson used to have someone bring an animal on his show occasionally. He liked animals in real life. Meant to be entertaining humor as the anchors made jokes like pretending to be afraid and saying oh it’s fur is so soft.

      Seriously, I truly have a difficult time lately finding out if something is suppose to be funny or not.
      I really thought it was a obami impersonator clip and thought it was an impersonator making him look dumb.

      I have been laughing at things only to find out it’s true and having to pinch myself as to what is going on.

      They showed Wendy Davis running for Texas Governor with a shotgun in front of stage curtain and flags and I thought it was a joke as to her volatile rants and rage in which she keeps changes her personal history and blaming her opponent as more reporters and media come out of the wood work saying they are to be blamed.

      Anyways, it really was a true photo, and they reporting of her latest antic and that actual footage showed she was very awkward and is refusing to answer simple questions such as if she’s ever hunted, but she is mum.

      The kicker is, that Wendy Davis voted to ban gun sell shows in the Dallas Ft. Worth Area and
      so it was kind of funny, but more scary since she’s been having a public meltdown. I thought she didn’t want guns allowed at political functions.

      Anyways, I’m not the only one who thought it was a shopped photo, because people have been asking if it was real and her spokesperson said it was not a staged photo. The heck it wasn’t.
      She is standing on a stage and it’s freaky.

      (Baby) Killer Idea: Wendy Davis Poses With Planned Parenthood President’s Mom’s Shotgun

      Excerpted from National Review Online: Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Democratic Texas governor Ann, spoke at an Austin fundraiser on Tuesday, where she praised Davis. Richards predicted Davis would prevail over her Republican opponent. “[Republicans are] not going to win,” she said, according to the Dallas Morning News; the newspaper reported that Davis’s appearance with Richards “did her no favors” in trying to appeal to Texans.

      While embracing Richards only emphasized her stance on abortion, one at odds with that of most Texan voters, Davis tried to pick up points by taking a photo holding Ann Richards’s gun. Read the whole thing


      Anyways, the Democrats are having fun with it comparing it to as bad as move as Dukakus[sic?} riding in that military tank. Just hope Wendy Davis doesn’t have a bad hair day, because I truly think she is deranged. In case you don’t believe it’s real. And this time she can’t blame her opponent. I can’t imagine at least one or two heading for the exit.



    • Helena says:

      Petronius, you’re killing me. I got to laugh to keep from cryin’…

  3. Mithrandir says:


    Isn’t it amazing that around 1/2 the country is Conservative, and around 25% is liberal, yet Conservatives always seem to be the super-minority? The Senate is routinely 88-12 in favor of liberalism when it really matters. The House is constantly trying to push amnesty even though it is majority Republican. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

    1. Republicans are too afraid to stand up against 100% pure LOSING issues for the democrats such as homosexuality, abortion, amnesty.

    2. Republicans are just plain too stupid to formulate and back up a winning rebuttal. And go on the offensive.

    3. (The mostly likely answer) THESE ARE ALL THE SAME PEOPLE.
    These politicians all go to the same colleges, they rub elbows together all the time. They all have the same interests and investments, they inter-marry, they all belong to the same clubs such as Skull and Bones (what’s the likelihood that two Presidential candidates square off against each other from the same state? Same college? Same secret club?)

    They all are part of secret societies that no one really knows about or understand such as Freemasonry (Reagan honorary member) The Bohemian Club (look up Cremation of Care, if that doesn’t scare the pants off of you), Trilateral Commission, International Monetary Fund, Bilderberg Group. Be honest about the workings and memberships of these groups! –Why is it THE PUBLIC is always chastised about “having nothing to hide” therefore the police can rifle through your home and car, but our politicians are confronted with the same logic? “What do you have to hide Senator? Congressman? What secret clubs do you belong to, what do you do, where are they held, what policies are unconstitutionally being agreed upon?

    ….Sorry folks, there is just too much money involved, too many paid-off politicians, too many elected officials that are part of the Big Government Cabal for you to be effective.
    They all pretend to fight with each other for your amusement, take your money, but in the end, they are all on the same team.

    Sorry, but after decades of observation, you got to admit that if REAGAN can’t even get rid of 1 unconstitutional department (Dept. of Education), NO ONE CAN…….or will. –Keep observing, see if there is ANY change or reduction of government in your lifetime, eventually you will conclude what I have concluded. good luck.

    • Mithrandir says:

      If you keep in mind the theme that they are all on the same team, you don’t second guess articles like this, even though you should always second guess everything you read. I guess I am just stubborn to my thinking, and will not waste my energy second guessing when I am sure these big government people are on the same team:

      Romney’s connection to Saul Alinsky

      As I have said before, “Liberal Republicans will ALWAYS disappoint you, never vote for them, no matter what. When they keep losing elections, eventually the establishment will think better than to promote a sure loser.”

      Aren’t you embarrassed you voted for McCain now? He is the same as Obama. And how about Mitt Romney? Aren’t you glad this Republican, everyday, is tirelessly beating the pulpit in defense of conservatism? The guy is on every talk show, radio show, defending conservative ideology…..OH WAIT, he isn’t!

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