Krazy Kory And The Vikings Game

When I pulled into work on Friday morning, I was surprised to see this truck hung up in the gravel and blocking access to the Nor-Tech warehouse.  Apparently the driver came in through the wrong entrance and ran into trouble when he tried to make the turn.

We eventually had to call a tow truck to lift the truck off the rocks.  It actually ended up being rather uneventful.  However, I enjoyed this picture of our Director of Operations, Larry Hanson, watching them working on the truck so I just had to tell you this story.  Looking good, Larry!

On Saturday morning, the Shortarmguy family woke up early and drove to Como Park to participate in a fundraiser for Camp Odayin.

The Heart & Sole Fundraiser is a fun run/walk around Como Park Lake.  We did the 2.5 Kilometer walk instead of the 5 kilometer Fun Run.  My fat butt was very tired after the first 2.5 kilometers, so I didn’t think it sounded “Fun” at all to try to go for another lap around the lake.  Pretty misleading advertising if you ask me.   

On Saturday night, our old pals Krazy Kory and Krazy Kelli came to town for a visit.    Kory then surprised us by inflating a life sized replica of his son, Ben, seen here in the grey Iowa T-shirt.  Doesn’t he look real?     

We played Guitar Hero, had a Ping Pong tournament and walked the dog to the lake.  We then stayed up way past our bedtimes and even watched a Rated R movie!  Nobody can ever say that we’re not wild and crazy people!

The reason the Madsons came to town was to go to the Minnesota Vikings/ Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday.

The reason I came to the game was to see the Vikings Cheerleaders.  They asked if they could have a picture taken with me and I was happy to oblige!

The reason the cheerleaders were outside the Metrodome before the game was because they were selling their brand new swimsuit calendars.  I can’t think of anything clever to say about this, but wanted to post this picture because I enjoy it.

The game was quite a let down.  The Vikings dominated the first 3 quarters, but couldn’t figure out a way to get any touchdowns.  They racked up 5 field goals to go up on the Colts 15-0.  Peyton Manning then decided he was fed up with losing and led his team back to an 18 – 15 win.  It’s really depressing to be a Vikings fan.

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great skateboarding video.   perfect for your site.  keep it up!

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Shortarmguy’s Favorite Videos for September 14, 2008

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Quote of the Week

“You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.”

– Norman Cousins, editor
 

Jokes of the Week

I was talking to a friend of mine’s little girl, and she said she wanted to be President some day.  Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?”

 She replied, “I’d give houses to all the homeless people.”

 “Wow – what a worthy goal.” I told her, “You don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50.  Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward a new house.”

 She thought that over for a few seconds ’cause she’s only 6. And while her Mom glared at me, she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”

And I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”

Her folks still aren’t talking to me.

 

As we age, we tend to end up seeing more of the medical establishment.

For example, my internist referred me to a female urologist.

I saw her yesterday, and she is gorgeous.

She’s beautiful and unbelievably sexy.

She told me that I have to stop masturbating.

I asked her why and she said,

“Because I’m trying to examine you.”

Shortarmguy’s Favorite Websites

September 14, 2008

 

Voyageur PC on ShopNBC — I’ve been working for about a year to get Nor-Tech’s Voyageur PC systems on ShopNBC.  I’m excited to say that it is now a reality!  This is a link to our best selling model.

 

Tina Fey makes a great Sarah Palin

New Seinfeld Bill Gates Ad.  Funny stuff!

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September 14, 2008

He and She comparison.

Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama

Credit goes to Jeff Emanuel, (original author) at Redstate.com for this work.

 


He and She comparison.



Credit goes to
Jeff Emanuel, (original author) at
Redstate.com for this
work.

 



Sarah Palin

 



Barack Obama

 



Office being sought


Vice President


President of the United States
and Leader of the Free World



Full name


Sarah Louise Heath Palin


Barack Hussein Obama II



Nickname


Sarah Barracuda


Barry Obama; “The One”



Public opinion



Smoking

hot in a “naughty librarian” sort of way


May be The Messiah



Age


44


48



Children


5: two sons, three daughters


2: two daughters



Religion/Church attendance


Evangelical Christian; attends
Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending
Wasilla Assembly of God


Attended
Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a “black
liberation theology” church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah
Wright and governed according to the

Black Value System



Current Job


Governor of Alaska


Junior Senator from Illinois



Previous Public Jobs


Mayor of Wasilla, AK
(1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors; City
Council member (1992-1996)


State Senator
(1997-2004);Community Organizer



Executive Experience


Governor for 2 years; Mayor
for 10 years


None



Foreign Relations experience


Governor of state that borders
two foreign countries (Canada and Russia)


Chaired Senate subcommittee on
Europe but never called it into session; once gave a speech
to 200,000 screaming Germans



Military Affairs experience


Commander in Chief of Alaska
National Guard; Son is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army


None



Private Sector Experience


Sports reporter; Salmon
fisherman


Associate at civil rights law
firm



Speaking ability


Beautifully executed initial
stump speech in Dayton, OH hockey arena without a
teleprompter


An enter.wait-did you say
without a teleprompter
??



Spouse’s name


Todd Mitchell Palin


Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
Obama



Spouse’s occupation


Salmon fisherman; Former North
Slope production supervisor for BP Oil


Vice President for Community
and External Affairs at University of Chicago Hospitals;
former Associate Dean of Student Services at the University
of Chicago; former Executive Director for the Chicago office
of Public Allies;


former Assistant to the
Mayor of Chicago;


former associate at Sidley
Austin law firm



Reaction to spouse’s political
success


Quit 17-year BP oil job when
BP became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with
wife’s administration


Promoted and given 160% pay
raise by UofC hospitals within months of husband’s election
to U.S. Senate; Employer received $1,000,000.00 federal
earmark, requested by husband, after her promotion



Coolest thing about Spouse


Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile
race champion (longest snowmobile race in the world); In
2008, while defending his championship, was injured when he
was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the
hospital but still finished in fourth place


Sister of Oregon State
University head basketball coach Craig Robinson



Most Courageous Moment in
Public Service


Resigned in protest from
position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas
Conservation Commission in order to expose legal violations
and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders,
including the former state Attorney General and the State
GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who
was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a
lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.


Gave an anti-Iraq war speech
to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in
2002



In Current Office Because.


Upset sitting Governor in GOP
primary due to public support for her efforts to clean up
corrupt government establishment


Republican opponent, who was
leading in the polls, was forced to leave race after
unsealing of divorce records exposed a sex scandal



Theme:


Change and Clean Government


Hope and Change;” Bringing
Change from Outside Washington”



What they’ve done to live that
theme:


Replaced entire Board of
Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of
interest; Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of
the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to
expose corruption among members of own party


Selected 36-year incumbent
Senator as running mate



Family Affairs


May have removed State Public
Safety Commissioner as part of effort to protect sister in
messy divorce and child custody battle


Often says, “I am my brother’s
keeper”; Brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on $12 per year



Union affiliation


Union member, married to Union
member


Endorsed by a union



Iraq and Troop Support


Formerly (pre-surge) critical
of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq; Visited
wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany; visited AK National Guard
soldiers deployed to Kuwait;


Son deploying to Iraq on
9/11/08 as Army infantryman


Gave an anti-Iraq war speech
to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators; almost visited
wounded troops in Germany, but decided to go shopping in
Berlin instead



Bipartisan/”maverick”
credentials


Married to a non-Republican;
Exposed corruption within own party; Campaigned for Lt. Gov.
Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young;


Called out Sen Ted Stevens
(R-AK) to “come clean” about financial dealings that are
under fed investigation


Talks about bipartisanship



Legislative Record


Passed a landmark ethics
reform bill; Used veto to cut budgetary spending; Prevented
“bridge to nowhere” that would have cost taxpayers $400
million dollars.


Voted “present” over 100 times
as IL state senator. Introduced bill to teach kindergartners
sex education.



How they dealt with corrupt
individuals in home city/state


Exposed legal violations and
conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders;
Campaigned against corrupt GOP Representative; Ran against
and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary


Launched political career in
home of unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (and still
refers to him as a part of “mainstream Democratic Chicago”;
Purchased home with help of convicted felon Tony Rezko



Guns


Lifetime member of NRA and
avid hunter; video can be found on YouTube of Palin firing
an M4 at a military firing range


Worked to pass legislation in
Illinois that would prevent all law-abiding citizens from
owning firearms



Earmarks


Opposed “Bridge to Nowhere”
project; Said Alaska should avoid relying on federal money
for projects; Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in
2008 primary


Secured
federal earmarks for wife’s employer and for

campaign bundlers



Abortion


Pro life; gave birth to 5th
child knowing that he would have Down’s syndrome


Pro-choice; only IL state sen.
to speak against the Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act,
which required medical care to be given to live infants who
survived abortions



Energy


Believes energy independence
is a matter of national security; For drilling in ANWR,
which is in her state


Says Americans should “get
tune-ups” and “check tire pressure”; Says “we can’t expect
the world to be okay with” our use of heating and air
conditioning



Environment


Chair of Alaska Conservation
Commission (2003-4);Announced plans to create sub-cabinet
group of advisors to address climate change and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions in AK


Talks about the environment a
lot



Athletic prowess


Runs marathons


Has reporters tailing him to
the gym

 

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