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American Ingenuity Strikes Again

Showing, once again, that individuals are the great thinkers and inventors and NOT any government, a Michigan man has come up with something that will make many a man (and, perhaps, woman) smack himself (or, possibly, herself) upside the head and say “Why the HELL didn’t I think of that?!”

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) – Harry Haney has built a sled that can walk on water.

The 39-year-old’s snow boat is a 14-foot custom-made aluminum craft welded into a standard snowmobile. The prototype has been named one of Time magazine’s most amazing inventions of 2004.

Well, even with the *spit* Time *spit* recognition, it’s still a pretty kick-ass invention.

Haney, who grew up on Saginaw Bay where his dad taught him to fish, had a friend and fellow fishermen die after falling through the ice a few years back. He got a patent for his amphibious vehicle in July 2003.

“There’s always danger out there, the way the wind and the weather is,” Haney said. “But this machine will go anywhere. It’s very stable in water.”

Where there’s a need, there’s an individual, somewhere, who will come up with a way of fulfilling said need.

Haney drew up his idea on a paper plate while visiting the Upper Peninsula with relatives. A friend of one of his cousins agreed to do the welding.

The nearly six-foot wide boat took a month to produce. Haney took it to the annual Houghton Lake Tip-Up Town USA last year where it was the envy of other sledders, he said.

And did he run to the government asking for a handout to subsidize his invention, ala Airbus or any of the other Socialist Succubi?? Nope.

Haney has contacted both snowmobile and boat companies and is hoping one or both will buy into his idea as a search and rescue or ice fishing vehicle.

Like any other good capitalist, he’s looking to reap the rewards of his idea and the fruits thereof. Of course, the Socialist Shitsniffers (aka Lickers of Lenin’s Loins?) will whine about how he should forego all profit and just donate his invention For The Children?.

“If somebody goes down and there’s enough of these around, they can call and get them out right away,” he said. “I’m looking for an investor to take it on.”

And we hope you find many, many investors, Mr. Haney. We’ll raise a mug of Imperial Draught? in your honor when the first life is saved and you’re kicking back in the lap of luxury because of your ingenuity.

F.E.T.E.

Imperial Language Lesson #473

Today’s lesson has to do with the importance of proper punctuation and the potential for misunderstandings that may occur with the lack thereof.

Example #1: “It’s tough to leave your girlfriends behind.

Simple and straightforward enough, no?

Example #2: “It’s tough to leave your girlfriend’s behind.

‘Nuff sed.

Remember kids: “Punctuation is the key to conveying meaning.”— B.C.

That concludes today’s lesson. You may now discuss amongst yourselves.

F.E.T.E.

Warm Thoughts for the Holidays

With New Year’s Eve fast upon us let your heart be warmed by this story, already noted by Tim Blair.

Group holds fast to Kerry cause with Beacon Hill vigil

The election is long over. A new year is starting, and even most of the more ardent liberals are moving on. But in Louisburg Square this week, one determined group isn’t quite ready to let go. About a half dozen supporters of John Kerry are holding vigil in front of his house, still hoping for a Kerry presidency.

And if more than a half-dozen actually believed in him Kerry might have carried a few more states. But honestly, just knowing that die-hard Kerry supporters are still dumb enough to be standing around in the snow and slush while even their fellow Taxachusites make fun of them is simply priceless. They’re probably the same people who spend every Halloween waiting for the Great Pumpkin, and I think I’ll save their picture and turn it into a nice Christmas ornament. :)

More Kibble

Short should get back on the Short Bus

Clare Short accuses Bush of undermining the UN relief efforts. United States President George Bush was tonight accused of trying to undermine the United Nations by setting up a rival coalition to coordinate relief following the Asian tsunami disaster. It’s not a rival coalition, it’s an option to use what works instead of waiting on

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Mining Fresh Veins of Idiotarianism

With moonbats as thick as bees we’re hard pressed to find the apex of tsunami idiocy, but then we stumbled across the Centre for Research on Globalization (www.globalresearch.ca) and this insane article. It’s worth a visit just to read it, but please restrain yourself from their discussion forum and topics like “KERRY ,BUSH,ROCKEFELLER ARE MEMBERS

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Bloody Islamic Savages

…and Merry Whatever-It-Is-You-Call-This-Time-Between-Christmas-And-New-Year. We hope you had all the presents you’d wanted and that you got to spend some quality time with your loved ones. There isn’t much that can be said about the tsunami that hasn’t already been said all over the Blogosphere, so we shall kindly refrain from adding to the din. But

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