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Cluck Cluck The Day Away

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If you know the song, you are doubled over in laughter now. You’re welcome


123 Responses to “Cluck Cluck The Day Away”


  1. 7 amk for obama
    July 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    furst.

  2. 20 desertflower
    July 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Sadly…I have no idea what that classic joke was talking about….I DID, however, get the KFC one!

  3. 24 amk for obama
    July 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    wimminz/smh

  4. July 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    ‘When Aaron Stein was studying nuclear nonproliferation at Middlebury College’s Monterey graduate program, the students would sometimes construct what they thought would be the best possible nuclear inspection and monitoring regimes. Years later, Stein is now a Middle East and nuclear proliferation expert with the Royal United Services Institute (as well as the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council). And in April, he told me that the Iran nuclear deal, the broad strokes of which had just been announced, looks an awful lot like those ideal hypotheticals he’d put together in grad school. “When I was doing my nonproliferation training at Monterey, this is the type of inspection regime that we would dream up in our heads,” he said at the time. “We would hope that this would be the way to actually verify all enrichment programs, but thought that would never be feasible.” Stein concluded it would make “an excellent deal” — if the negotiators could turn those broad strokes into a formal, finalized agreement. This week, they did exactly that. The full, final Iran nuclear deal “exceeds in all areas,” Stein said on Tuesday. “It makes the possibility of Iran developing a nuclear weapon in the next 25 years extremely remote.”

    The deal requires Iran to surrender some crucial components of its nuclear program, in part or even in whole. Here are the highlights:

    -Iran will give up about 14,000 of its 20,000 centrifuges.
    -Iran will give up all but its most rudimentary, outdated centrifuges: Its first-generation IR-1s, knockoffs of 1970s European models, are all it gets to keep.
    -It will not be allowed to build or develop newer models.
    -Iran will give up 97 percent of its enriched uranium; it will hold on to only 300 kilograms of its 10,000-kilogram stockpile in its current form.
    -Iran will destroy or export the core of its plutonium plant at Arak, and replace it with a new core that cannot produce weapons-grade plutonium.
    It will ship out all spent nuclear fuel.

    Iran would simply not have much of its nuclear program left after all this. A shorthand people sometimes use to evaluate the size of Iran’s nuclear program is its “breakout time.” If Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei woke up tomorrow morning and decided to set his entire nuclear program toward building a nuclear warhead — to “break out” to a bomb — as of today it would take him two or three months. Under the terms of the deal, his program would be so much smaller that it would take him an entire year to build a single nuclear warhead…continued”

    • July 17, 2015 at 9:47 pm

  5. July 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I have no doubt this is true, and since it’s at the bottom of the previous thread, thought I’d post it again ….

    That’s $6.6M in #Iowa, with no realistic challenger (Bernie ain’t, for sure), in July, 2015 – not July, 2016, as an actual Presidential candidate. She can only spend like that because of her mega$$$$ corporate masters.

    No @GOP candidate or any of the current declared Dem candidates have what it takes to muster a meaningful, grassroots, primarily funded by small $ donations campaign EXCEPT VP Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. …. Period

    • 31 amk for obama
      July 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      wow. and the campaign season hasn’t even started yet. / smh, smh

      • July 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm

        I am actually astonished, amk. When I saw the ad buy $$ amount, I was like “WOW, she’s scared sh*&tless!”!!

        Why I asked.

        Well, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that she is not spending those $$ because of #TheBern, and certainly not because of the other Dem cream puffs, she’s desperately trying to prop up her status before the designated Obama/Biden Legacy Hitter enters the game, i.e., Rock’n Joe, himself.

        #TrustBarack … not to drop the ball, but to do this …. to Joe ….

        😀

      • July 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm

        She’s already blown through $18.7M.
        Her 2008 campaign closed with $20M debt.

        • 34 Judith Fardig
          July 17, 2015 at 10:11 pm

          Yikes! Think about what this country could do for its citizens if we didn’t have the cancer on our democracy of unlimited $ in politics.

        • July 17, 2015 at 10:17 pm

          She’s frightened, meta.

          If she was what she pretends to be (and the corporate shills are desperately trying to prop), she’d have spent a tiny fraction of that amount at this time.

          She is signaling her ‘cache’ is essentially worthless.

          She is broadcasting, at 100+ GB channel capacity, that if VP Biden enters the race she’s TOAST.

          No other explanation fits the model.

          The GOP are going to make combat ‘friendly fire’ look like child’s play.

          All a couple of clever digital video folk would have to do for her regarding the GOP is assemble an endless stream of devastating 30 sec YouTube clips of those fools’ rants and they’d go viral in moments if she had the kind of ‘base’ PBO created in 07/08 and VP Biden, most assuredly, is going to soon begin leveraging.

          She’s frightened. Her hubby is trembling. Her mega$$$ patrons are trying to determine how much more of their wealth they can ‘off shore.’

          #Hillarygeddon is imminent 🙂

          • July 17, 2015 at 10:29 pm

            They also just make a lot of dumb mistakes.

            • July 18, 2015 at 10:28 am

              it is hard to be pitch perfect in everything…esp with the media looking to exploit every misstep..aka..Obamacare website troubles….
              however i will say…that she has had plenty of time to get her group in focus….the President was able to fly under the radar in 2007/2008 because no one gave him a chance…

              that was not the case in 2012…between polls and pundit forecasters of doom…and we all remember how folks went ballistic after PBOs first debate with Romney…

              i’m trying not to lose my head….

              i am not sure if the VP is running…wait time will be over soon

              • July 18, 2015 at 10:34 am

                I think she was counting on having the OFA list and they got lazy. Not very smart because she’s had a long time to update and acquire a useful mailing list. Oh, well. I saw an article yesterday that explained that despite her efforts to portray otherwise, her main donors are lobbyists & wealthy donors are primarily funding her campaign.

                http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/hillary-clinton-fundraising-bundlers-lobbyists

                • July 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

                  i think that Hillary is walking a tight rope…she knows that she needs the Obama Coalition to win…HELL she saw the results of 2010/2014…like everyone else…problem: she is not an Obama Coalition candidate…she is not about empowering others…she is about empowering self …sigh…so what can she do….so she walks with the President gingerly…but she comes off as fake because this is not who she is…so then for us we have to look at the long game…like i said…i am trying to not react to everything the media throws out…about either Hillary or Bernie….and O’Malley who is lying in the cut….

                  if the VP enters the race…it will get real…real fast

    • July 17, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      It is actually 3 mill Iowa 4 mill New Hampshire and I think this is more about not allowing GOP to drive down her negatives with ads and have spots reserved to counter. Plus this is over a 4 month period bleeding into january and reserving time now is 5x cheaper then it will be in a few months….finally b/c it is primary money you also get discounted rate compared to superpac.

    • 50 vcprezofan2
      July 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      This is one of the things that bothers me about Clintons – I too often hear about the unwise way they (or their surrogates) handle money.

        • 52 vcprezofan2
          July 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

          No, Idon, I hadn’t seen this before (I never go to Huff post myself, and I missed it if it was shared here previously). So far I’ve read only the first part, but it is ‘interesting’ that Bill C. is owning up to his mistakes. My first thought is ‘I wonder what’s his real intent?’

        • 53 vcprezofan2
          July 18, 2015 at 12:44 am

          Idon, is the article for real? I mean, it isn’t meant as a series of satirical apologies?

          • 54 99ts
            July 18, 2015 at 1:39 am

            It’s real – trying to fight what hasn’t yet been said.

            • 55 vcprezofan2
              July 18, 2015 at 10:14 am

              smh …. at the Clintons. They don’t often show that they have learned from past mistakes! To date in this campaign of theirs I sure don’t get a sense that there’s any serious *heartfelt* change.

              • 56 99ts
                July 18, 2015 at 10:20 am

                Other than the perks of the WH and AF1 I do not understand why Hillary wants to be President. Guess it’s a power thing – or whatever.

                • 57 vcprezofan2
                  July 18, 2015 at 10:39 am

                  I don’t understand it either, TS. She clearly, IMO, does not really have a sincere commitment to the progress of the average American, and she is *not* a visionary leader (no matter what she or her followers think)!

  6. July 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    American sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick once famously asked, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? While he was on the right track, the answer appears to be, no, they don’t. They dream of dog-headed knights atop horses, of camel-birds and pig-snails, and of Dali-esque mutated landscapes. Google’s image recognition software, which can detect, analyze, and even auto-caption images, uses artificial neural networks to simulate the human brain. In a process they’re calling “inceptionism,” Google engineers sought out to see what these artificial networks “dream” of—what, if anything, do they see in a nondescript image of clouds, for instance? What does a fake brain that’s trained to detect images of dogs see when it’s shown a picture of a knight?

    Google trains the software by feeding it millions of images, eventually teaching it to recognize specific objects within a picture. When it’s fed an image, it is asked to emphasize the object in the image that it recognizes. The network is made up of layers—the higher the layer, the more precise the interpretation. Eventually, in the final output layer, the network makes a “decision” as to what’s in the image. But the networks aren’t restricted to only identifying images. Their training allows them to generate images as well. Here’s what it outputs when it was asked to create images of the following objects..continued”

  7. July 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

  8. July 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    “…According to the contest criteria the submitted images are taken during 2014-2015 and are all created in the “TWAN style”—showing both the Earth and the sky—by combining elements of the night sky set in the backdrop of the Earth horizon, often with a notable scenery or landmark. Known as nightscape imaging (or landscape astrophotography) this is similar to general night photography but with a special attention to the sky, astronomical perspectives, and celestial phenomena. The contest focus on preserving night sky as part of our natural heritage is to support global efforts in controlling light pollution….The contest was open to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world; to both professional and amateur/hobby photographers. About 1000 entries were received and 839 of them were approved for the contest judging. David Malin of the judging panel, a world-known pioneer in scientific astrophotography, explains that “This competition encourages photographers with imagination to push their cameras to their technical limits, and to produce eye-catching images that appear perfectly natural and are aesthetically pleasing.

    Hundreds of nightscape photographers from across the world rose to the challenge, and the panel of nine judges was ultimately faced with finding the best from over 800 images.” TWAN founder and the contest chair, Babak Tafreshi, adds “The sky above us is an essential part of our nature, a heritage for us and other species on this planet. The contest main goal is to present the night sky in this broader context that relates to all of us, while it is also astronomers laboratory to explore the universe. Perhaps from this perspective we can better preserve the natural night sky and reconnect it with our modern life.” ….According to the contest theme of “Dark Skies Importance,” the submitted photos were judged in two categories: “Beauty of The Night Sky” and “Against The Lights.” The selected images are those most effective in impressing public on both how important and delicate the starry sky is as an affecting part of our nature, and also how bad the problem of light pollution has become. Today, most city skies are virtually devoid of stars. Light pollution (excessive light that scatters to the sky instead of illuminating the ground) not only is a major waste of energy, it also obscures the stars, disrupts ecosystems and has adverse health effects…continued”

  9. July 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    “Beth Moon’s images of ancient trees, so stunning in their stature and grandeur, straddle the line between fantasy and reality. For Diamond Nights, she spent many moonless nights in the African bush, making long exposure images of trees shrouded in a blanket of stars. She was inspired by scientific studies that link tree growth to the heavens. The idea was at once romantic and alluring. “The sun is just one star, after all,” Moon says. “That really flipped me backwards”

    Trees have long been a subject of Moon’s—her book Ancient Trees is a collection of her stunning platinum print images of the largest, oldest, and most storied trees on earth. For Diamond Nights, she decided to embrace digital photography because the images she wanted to make required a pumped up ISO and drawn out exposure time. She originally thought the series would be black and white as well, but found that she couldn’t sacrifice the color. The result are images of a sky so brilliant they look as though they’ve been meticulously painted as some childlike, awestruck fantasy of the heavens. The title of each image comes from constellations named by the Greeks and Romans, a nod to the long history of human fascination with these natural wonders…continued”

  10. July 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Good news from Alaska and Utah. Both states are now implementing medicaid expansion after years of GOP obstruction. http://acasignups.net/track/click/1232/336

  11. July 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Watching Driving Miss Daisy with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury on PBS.

  12. July 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

  13. 84 JER
    July 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

  14. July 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

    WOWOWOOOWOWOW, POTUS and girls have gone to the Whitney!

    Subject: Travel pool #9 — leaving dinner, visit to the Whitney Museum

    Carbone, the restaurant POTUS ate at tonight, is on Thompson Street between Bleecker and W. Houston Street.
    Pool passed it on the way back to the press vans from our hold. It had a very old-school Italian vibe. One member of the traveling pool remarked that it looked like a restaurant from The Godfather.
    Motorcade was on the move from Greenwich Village at 11:07 pm. A big cheer went up from the crowd assembled along Houston Street as the presidential motorcade went by.
    Arrived at the Whitney Museum in the West Village/Meatpacking District at 11:12 pm.
    POTUS is visiting the museum with Sasha, Malia and friends, per the White House.
    Pool is holding in the vans. —

  15. 88 JER
    July 18, 2015 at 12:14 am

  16. 91 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 12:34 am

  17. 92 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Nerdy, Girl you are too much! Love the Classic Man one! 😀

    Reminded me of this great interview of Jidenna and Janelle Monae from earlier this year.
    Janelle mentions POTUS and FLOTUS;speaking about about how t makes her feel knowing that her music has touched them (around 24:40)

    • July 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

      The ‘Breakfast Club’ is the best. I’m so glad Angie Martinez left Power 97 to join 105. Back when I was living in Alabama and I used to listen “The Paul Harvey show and for music Ludarcris, before he became an artist…I think he was “Chris Lova Lova” on B103 Atlanta….correct me if I’m wrong.

    • 103 Nerdy Wonka
      July 18, 2015 at 11:41 am

      🙂

  18. July 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

    The American media were waiting for Khamenei’s address tonight, hoping he dog the Iran Deal. But apparently he did no such thing, barely mentioning it. LOLz.

  19. July 18, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Our beautiful Second Lady has touched down in South Korea:

  20. July 18, 2015 at 1:00 am

    This guy really gets twitter. lulz

  21. 110 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 1:07 am

  22. 111 vcprezofan2
    July 18, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I’m off to hunt some sleep – sweet dreams if you’re already in dream land!

  23. July 18, 2015 at 1:45 am

    It’s not like they are FOOLING ANYONE …. but, it’s always wise to make it crystal clear to the FOOLS (that try).

    Good night TOD

  24. July 18, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Buona notte a tutti!

  25. 118 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 2:22 am

  26. 119 sjterrid
    July 18, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Good night, TOD!

  27. 120 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 2:39 am

    LOL! I can think of at least two of my friends who would say “Which street?” 😀

  28. 121 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 2:45 am

  29. 122 Dudette
    July 18, 2015 at 2:56 am


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