Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Breaking News and Bumper Stickers

I love to read the news on the internet in the morning when I come to work. I usually check out a site called Iwon.com (in the hopes that I will someday win money for reading the news) and then move on to CNN and the local site, AZcentral.com.

Today's news is full of riots in Afghanistan, Iran and other places around the planet due to the publishing of some cartoon that I haven't even seen. Funny thing about the riots is that they make you curious about the cartoons and then you want to see them.



There were other stories about the unfolding gambling ring and a ship blocking the Suez Canal and on and on and on and on...

but then this caught my eye:

Chicken

Finally some good news for a change. My favorite quote from the story was this:

"I breathed into its beak, and its dadgum eyes popped open,"

That is pure gold. This story made my whole day!

I also wanted to share the bumper sticker that I saw on the bumper of a car (I know, weird place for it) on my way to work this morning. It said "Fire the Liar - Impeach Bush." Now I know that people dislike the job that George W has been doing. Just look at the approval ratings. But it bothered me to think that someone actually believes you can fire a president for lying. Is that what the Clinton impeachment taught us?

People, every president lies to us. You can't get rid of him simply for lying. The distinction with Clinton was that he lied while under oath in court. That is a crime known as perjury. You do not commit perjury simply by lying or else we would certainly have had to impeach every president following George Washington (who we all know from school never told a lie). Does anyone actually believe that George W. lied under oath and committed the crime of perjury? If so, when? Trust me, I have no love for the guy, but let's not lose our minds here.

This same car also had a sticker that said, Jesus is my God, not George Bush. When did George Bush run for God? I didn't vote for him for president or God, but I seem to recall something about him being elected president.

My point is this - if you are going to stick a bumper sticker to the bumper of your car with a political statement, make sure it isn't stupid.

Gleefully, I head off to work knowing that Boo Boo the Chicken lives.

28 Comments:

Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Boo Boo the Chicken is my God, not Jesus.

9:09 AM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Bloodgood provided this enlightening comment...

CLAP CLAP CLAP...Right on!!
PDX is the king of cities for stupid bumper stickers! I see a few amusing ones but the majority are very Gay(literally). It seems I have had little time lately to get the news cause blogging has consumed any extra time I have which is next to none. I was listening to Air America everyday but every since Kathren left the Franken show I stopped. Plus you can only take so much of one person. They definetly spin stuff.
Great Post Today!!!
P.S. let the chicken die so I can eat it!

10:22 AM, February 08, 2006  
Anonymous kagemusha provided this enlightening comment...

I prefer the whimsical bumper stickers myself. My favorite is
"Honk if you love peace and quiet"

I did see a number of bumper stickers on a car with the license plate "8THST" the other day. All of the bumper stickers made disparaging comments with respect to religion. I wonder what what Mr. or Ms. "Eighth street" has against religion. Go figure.

10:32 AM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Give us our daily bread.

10:33 AM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger jungle jane provided this enlightening comment...

i like the bit where she confirmed that "she did not know how to take the chicken's pulse".

that is my favorite story of the year so far. i want a bumper sticker that says "i gave Boo Boo the kiss of life"...

12:44 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Kagemusha - 8th Street was his address. It is actually a good idea, sometimes I get so drunk I forget what street I live on. When I am on my back in the gutter behind my car, it is a nice reminder which direction I need to drive to get home.

12:46 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

I wonder how Boo Boo got into the pond in the first place. Do you think a group of ducks were hanging around daring Boo Boo to jump into the pond?

Duck: "C'mon in, Boo Boo."
Boo Boo: "Nah, I don't feel like it"
Duck: "What, are you chicken??"

12:49 PM, February 08, 2006  
Anonymous kagemusha provided this enlightening comment...

Animal peer pressure. Who among us has not been the victim of that?

1:01 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I'm the duck.
My husbands a bunny.
Pinky is a bird.

What does that make Jesus who is actually Boo Boo the Chicken?

2:18 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger crabcake provided this enlightening comment...

I feel bad now. I'm shakin and bakin Boo Boo's brother right this second.

THANK YOU! on the bumper stickers. I have often wished for one of those James Bond vehicles where you could push a button and either blow the offending bumper sticker car into another zip code or at least rip the bumper off.

4:31 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

If Boo Boo the chicken was Jesus, he could have walked on the pond. Clearly the act of sinking and nearly drowning eliminates Boo Boo from potential Jesus candidates.

4:52 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger Shannon provided this enlightening comment...

I agree.. just say "NO" to stupid bumper stickers!!...

Did you say Chicken??!! *Perk*.. now I am hungry.. thanks alot Flamingo Man!! =)

9:14 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Alright, Boo Boo the Chicken is a demigod then. Right?

7:50 AM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger kellywalters provided this enlightening comment...

umm..

I have a bumper sticker that I have yet to put on my car..

It sits in my closet waiting for its eventful day when I will take it out and place it on the smokey back end of my nissan..

I anticipate that day just as much as the sticker itself does..

all jittery like a girl before the prom.. or the first time she opens her .. nevermind..

but anyway.. I was wondering what you thought..

It reads...



" Suck IT"

yes or no?

should it stay or should it go??

you decided...

11:11 AM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Roximoon, I am not certain that I am comfortable with making such life changing decisions for you. Significant personal choices in your life should be evaluated thoroughly before acting. Certainly, you should solicit opinions from others as to whether you should take this action, but do not abdicate to me the final decision. That should and must be yours.

Accordingly, I will offer only my opinion on this topic and you are free to reject it.

I think you should ask yourself, "Do I want it sucked?" and if the answer to that question is yes, then you should put the bumper sticker on your Nissan.

I sense that you hesitate putting the sticker on your car - otherwise it would already be there. Thus, perhaps you do not want it sucked. If you do not want it sucked, then under no circumstances should you put the bumper sticker on your car.

I typically refrain from giving personal advice unless specifically asked and point out that you did specifically ask.

I hope you have found this helpful in making your choice.

12:09 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

I am specifically asking you Pinky,
Would you like to suck it?

12:14 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

OMG- I HEARD the chicken story this morning on the radio?! Only is fucking Arkansas?! Yay Boo boo!!!!

7:32 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger MsAmber provided this enlightening comment...

bumper sticker idea:

Down With Lame Bumper Stickers

MsAmber

9:18 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger The Phoenix provided this enlightening comment...

Boo Boo the Chicken is not Jesus...he's Lazarus.

11:05 AM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Phoenix, EGGzactly.

11:05 AM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger crabcake provided this enlightening comment...

Flamingo, heads up! Your blog is featured on my top two this week over at the Cowpie field.

2:43 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

HOLY SHIT!!!

That means I am going to have to clean up around here. Fluff the pillows, scrub the toilets. There is so much I have to get done.

I probably should also work on another blog entry...

Let's see, what would people like to hear about me?

I did the vacation pictures already, covered Mexico, shared pictures of Jim Crall...

Dammit, I have to come up with something big.

Nude pictures of myself in front of a fireplace??? No.

Pictures of me in my Mexican wrestling match eating spaghetti?
Maybe.

A top ten list of things I would do with a spork from Kentucky Fried Chicken??

The pressure is absolutely overwhelming!!

I promise I will not let you down.

3:07 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger PDD provided this enlightening comment...

Nude pics in front of the fireplace (although that would cause the member to go down in flames... or would not?)

A top ten list of things you would do with a spork from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The "pressures" are not absolutely overwhelming... think about it.

8:29 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Eve provided this enlightening comment...

Has anyone seen Satan around? If so, please pass on that NWG demands that he hits Mackezie's blog to watch the video she has posted. It is SO devilish!

http://vbbeachbums.blogspot.com/

8:39 PM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien provided this enlightening comment...

On behalf of my new cult the SAHM's (Stay at Home Moms or Suck Ass Ho MotherFuckers--depending on my mood), I would like to inform all of BTF's readers that the graphic on today's post depicts one of my favorite recipes:

Beer in the Rear Chicken

1. Open a beer.
2. Drink half (preferably really fast and followed by a loud belch)
3. While keeping the beer upright, shove it up the ass of a raw, three and a half pound chicken
4. Roast chicken at 450 degrees for one hour.
5. Enjoy.

Love,

Erin

7:05 AM, February 11, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 provided this enlightening comment...

Erin, you are exactly correct! I am impressed with your SAHM skills. You have truly achieved the level of Master.

10:49 AM, February 11, 2006  
Blogger kellywalters provided this enlightening comment...

its now on my car.. and will be seen at the michigan blooger meeting

10:35 AM, February 14, 2006  
Blogger kellywalters provided this enlightening comment...

because I do want it sucked

10:35 AM, February 14, 2006  

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