He is after all, the most Interesting Man in The World. Stay thirsty my friends.

Here’s what I find fascinating.

VP Biden makes his “chains” comment and almost immediately every liberal and liberal biased media person comes screaming out of the wood work to “contextualize” it to minimize it, to “explain” it away.

But a Republican makes a gaffe and nearly  week later those same people are still having a field blaming every Republican that has ever lived for it.

Well, count veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel among Mr. Biden’s critics on the Democratic side of the aisle.

“The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains,’” Mr. Rangel told The Perez Notes in a recent free-wheeling interview. “Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.”

“It was something that if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down, they may be beating the hell out of us but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains,” he added.

But will that change anything? No. The extreme partisan bias and un-“fair” treatment will continue.

As I have said before, Liberals believe they can say anything, but you can’t. They can do anything, but you can’t.

You didn’t “build it” but they did.

The level of hubris and sheer balls is fascinating. And the fact that it’s also utter shameless is truly fascinating.

Mr. Biden raised eyebrows this afternoon with a speech in Minneapolis likening Mr. Romney and his fellow Republicans to “squealing pigs.”

Congressman Charlie Rangel blamed gridlock in Washington on an “extreme, conservative new element” in the Republican party that’s “willing to bring down the United States of America”

It sure a hell can’t be them!! The facts that the US Senate controlled by Democrats hasn’t passed a Budget in over 1200 days and continuously stonewalls anything the Republicans pass is the Republicans fault after all.


“When the Democrats had the majority, we liberals who thought we were the heart of the party had to yield to conservative Democrats, because without them we would not have had the majority,”

Virtually every “conservative” Democrat was exterminated in the 2010 elections, by the extremists on the Left. But we won’t talk about that. They were a “centrist” majority. 🙂


California’s Barbara Boxer opened the bidding this week in her familiar low-key style.

“There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals,” Boxer told a Planned Parenthood meeting. “There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I’m not kidding. Maybe they don’t like their moms or their first wives.”

Reichsmarschall Romney and Generalissimo Ryan are both still married to their first wives, so it must be the moms. No wonder Ryan wants to throw his off a cliff.

To win the “war on women,” the Democratic Party’s general staff is planning its own Normandy invasion, adding to their convention line-up a host of stellar “pro-choice” speakers, including Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood’s head honchette Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America abortion supremo Nancy Keenan, and Georgetown Law’s contraceptive coed Sandra Fluke.

President Obama’s lavishly remunerated strategists have presumably run the focus groups and crunched the numbers. But if I were a moderate, centrist, eternally indecisive swing-voter in a critical state, and I switched on the Democrat convention to find a bunch of speakers warning about the threat to your abortion rights, I would find it a very curious priority in the summer of 2012.

None of us can know what the world will be like in four years, but one thing can be said for certain: an American woman will still enjoy her “right to choose.” Whether one supports or opposes abortion, the practical reality is that the biggest “threat” to your “right” to one is that you might have to drive a little bit farther for it.

Still, one should never underestimate the peculiar lens through which “progressives” view reality: The “war” on women boils down to Sandra Fluke, a 30-year old schoolgirl, demanding Georgetown Law should pay for its students’ contraceptives — notwithstanding that the entire cost of that four-year contraceptive bill works out to less than the first week’s paycheck of a Georgetown Law graduate’s first job (average starting salary: $160,000 per year). War is hell.

If you think Boxer’s right about Gen. Romney’s war on woman, feel free to waste your vote. But what else is likely to happen between now and the next time you cast a presidential ballot?

We’ve rehearsed the fiscal stuff in this space before: China becoming the world’s biggest economy, another American downgrade, total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet’s GDP.

A “non-partisan” Pew Research study says the American middle class faces its “worst decade in modern history” — and the first bump down starts on Jan. 1. The equally “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office now says that the tax and budget changes due to take effect at the beginning of 2013 will put the country back in recession and increase unemployment. This is a revision of their prediction earlier this year that in 2013 the economy would contract by 1.3%. Now they say 2.9%.

These days, CBO revisions only go one way — down. They’re gonna need steeper graph paper. In a global economy, atrophy goes around like syphilis in the Gay Nineties: A moribund U.S. economy further mires Europe, and both slow growth in China, which means fewer orders for resource-rich nations . . . Four wheels spinning in the mud, and none with a firm enough grip to pull the vehicle back on to solid ground.

Oh, well, it was like that in the 1930s and then, as the ever-optimistic Paul Krugman likes to trill, the Second World War came along to stimulate the economy. Given that in Afghanistan the U.S. and its allies have just taken 11 years to lose to goatherders with fertilizer, I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the global-conflagration chips falling our way next time round.

But don’t worry, ObamaCare will “lower costs.” Since passage of the bill in 2010, the CBO has revised its estimate of ObamaCare’s gross costs over 10 years. Can you guess in which direction, boys and girls? Yes, up from $944 billion to $1.856 trillion.

That’s some “revision.” I wonder where it’ll be in another two years.

Well, I’m not the CBO, but I’ll take a wild guess: ObamaCare is going to be expensive on a scale unknown to European health systems.(Mark Steyn)

Or human history, but that will be someone else on the right’s fault, after all. It can’t possibly be a Liberals fault, that never happens in their universe and shouldn’t happen in yours, you ignorant bigot.


Here’s Stephanie Cutter’s quote in full — uttered Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — just so no one can accuse us of taking anything out of context:

“Well, I think that worker probably has a good understanding of what’s happened over the past four years in terms of the president coming in and seeing 800,000 jobs lost on the day that the president was being sworn in, and seeing the president moving pretty quickly to stem the losses, to turn the economy around. And over the past, you know, 27 months we’ve created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery (or) in the Reagan recovery.”

You’d think that if the Obama campaign wanted to peddle outright fabrications, they’d at least do it so they weren’t so easily debunked.

Not that the mainstream press, so deep in the tank for Obama, will bother. (IBD)


What’s more, after 29 months of allegedly stellar job growth under Obama, the jobless rate is still 8.3% (Over 8% since February 2009). By this point in the Reagan and Bush jobs recoveries, the unemployment rate was 7.2% and 4.9%, respectively.

If we were one of those fact-checking organizations, we’d give Stephanie Cutter the “Lying Liar from Liersburg” award. (IBD)

But she wouldn’t accept. After all, you’re just a partisan extremist if you don’t agree with a liberal.

To quote the 20th century American philosopher Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be king!”

Obama: “It is very rare I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person. Usually the folks want to take a picture with me, sit next to me, talk to me. That has not been the case at this event and I completely understand.” (ibd)

He is after all, the most Interesting Man in The World. Stay thirsty my friends.


Anyway, the new Rasmussen poll reports that this time 51% of likely voters now fully expect reporters to help the incumbent Democrat keep his office, while only 9% expect reporters to help the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Nine percent? Really that much?

Other Rasmussen findings: 18% of likely voters, presumably deaf, blind and living in closets, can’t make up their minds, while 22% absolutely expect unbiased coverage throughout the remaining national agony and bonanza for commercial TV stations. Obviously, they only watch C-SPAN. (IBD)


A choice between a career pol from the crooked Chicago machine with his aged crony who’s clearly off his meds, who want to insert government into every conceivable crevice of American life because they know best how to over-spend other people’s money; and on the other side, two handsome Republican men with clean records, lovely families and long lists of impressive achievements in both politics and business, who honor their countrymen by trusting that every American knows best how to build their own lives within a safe, prosperous and free society.

Once you remove the bias, see, the choice is really pretty simple.(IBD)



Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

What is “Poor”??

Congressman Pete Stark at a Town hall: “the government can do pretty much anything…”


Gee, I wonder if Washington, Madison  & Jefferson would have agreed? 🙂


It’s racism time again:

The politically charged decisions by veteran Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California to force public trials by the House ethics committee are raising questions about race and whether black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of ethical or criminal wrongdoing than their white colleagues.(Politico)

I guess what Speaker Pelosi should have said back in 2006 was that they’d “Drain the White Swamp” 🙂

You can only be corrupt if you’re a cracker!!

But don’t worry, you have the first post-racial, unifying President! 🙂


TO BE POOR By Walter E. Williams

Imagine you are an unborn spirit whom God has condemned to a life of poverty but has permitted to choose the nation in which to live. I’m betting that most any such condemned unborn spirit would choose the United States. Why? What has historically been defined as poverty, nationally or internationally, no longer exists in the U.S. Let’s look at it.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the 2009 poverty guideline was $22,000 for an urban four-person family. In 2009, having income less than that, 15 percent or 40 million Americans were classified as poor, but there’s something unique about those “poor” people not seen anywhere else in the world. Robert Rector, researcher at the Heritage Foundation, presents data collected from several government sources in a report titled “How Poor Are America’s Poor? Examining the ‘Plague’ of Poverty in America” (8/27/2007):

Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage and a porch or patio.

Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded; two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.

The typical poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)

Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.

Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.

Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.

Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and a more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.

What’s defined as poverty is misleading in another way. Official poverty measures count just family’s cash income. It ignores additional sources of support such as the earned-income tax credit, which is a cash rebate to low-income workers; it ignores Medicaid, housing allowances, food stamps and other federal and local government subsidies to the poor. According to a report by American Enterprise Institute scholar Nicholas Eberstadt, titled “Poor Statistics,” “In 2006, according to the annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, reported purchases by the poorest fifth of American households were more than twice as high as reported incomes.” That additional money might represent earnings from unreported employment, illegal activities and unreported financial assistance. A proper measure of well-being is what a person consumes rather than his income. A huge gap has emerged between income and consumption at lower income levels.

Material poverty can be measured relatively or absolutely. An absolute measure would consist of some minimum quantity of goods and services deemed adequate for a baseline level of survival. Achieving that level means that poverty has been eliminated. However, if poverty is defined as, say, the lowest one-fifth of the income distribution, it is impossible to eliminate poverty. Everyone’s income could double, triple and quadruple, but there will always be the lowest one-fifth.

Yesterday’s material poverty is all but gone. In all too many cases, it has been replaced by a more debilitating kind of poverty — behavioral poverty or poverty of the spirit. This kind of poverty refers to conduct and values that prevent the development of healthy families, work ethic and self-sufficiency. The absence of these values virtually guarantees pathological lifestyles that include: drug and alcohol addiction, crime, violence, incarceration, illegitimacy, single-parent households, dependency and erosion of work ethic. Poverty of the spirit is a direct result of the perverse incentives created by some of our efforts to address material poverty.

As of December 2009: The Poorest Nation on Earth

1.      Democratic Republic of Congo

Once known as the Belgian Congo, Zaire, and now the Democratic Republic, this huge resource
rich nation holds the position of poorest country in the World.

It has been embroiled in wars, civil and with other nations, since Independence in 1960.

During the past two decades of conflict, over 5.4 million people have died and continue to die
at the rate of 45,000 a month. This is not only attributable to war, but its fellow travelers,
disease and famine.

DR-Congo has diamonds, uranium, cobalt, tantalum, copper, and other valuable minerals. The wars, besides being caused by ethnic hatred, are inspired by control of the nation’s wealth.

The smuggling of coltan and cassiterite, the ores of tantalum and tin have fueled the war
in the Eastern Congo.

As a kleptocracy, whatever can be appropriated by the government and its agents,  be it
food aid, donations for health care, equipment; is.

Despite having more resources than most places in the world, two thirds of the population
is malnourished.
Hunger has provoked a market in ‘bushmeat’, that is, the meat of wild animals,
often chimpanzees and gorillas.

See any similarities to Obama and Company. Especially, the kleptocracy part.

But are we them?

No, but we could be.

Class Warfare, Racial Wars and a government out to steal anything and everything it can for itself and it’s apparatchiks?

Maybe not as far away as we’d like to think. 😦

Petulance & Deception

Our petulant President who just can’t understand why people STILL hate his cram down of the Health Care takeover.

He was out on the Campaign Trail for it (why do you campaign for something that has passed already??)  and for his fake-out “exploration” for oil trying to soften up Republicans for Cap & Trade.

The key to the oil bait and switch is “exploration” and “must pass all environmental regulations”.

And therein lies the rub.

And the carrot is rotten on the end of this stick.

It’s not about actual drilling where we actually know there is oil. It’s about “exploration” and if we find it the enviromentalist can shut it down anyways.

It’s a game.

He’s playing with his toys again.

And he’s being snotty and petulant about the last toys he bestowed on us, the ungrateful, unwashed masses.

Health Care Takeover Phase 1.

(NY Post) WASHINGTON – President Obama on Thursday ridiculed media pundits for portraying health care reform as unpopular.

“It’s only been a week, folks,” Obama said to cheers and laughter from about 2,500 supporters in Portland, Maine. “Before we find out if people like health care reform, maybe we should wait until it actually happens.”

Mocking the political doomsayers, Obama went on:

“Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm? You planted some seeds, and they came out the next day, and they looked, and nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! We’re going to starve! Oh, no! It’s a disaster!”

Obama went to Maine to highlight the tax credits in the health bill designed to help small businesses provide insurance for their workers.

“Millions of people will get tax breaks to help them afford coverage – credits that add up to the largest middle-class tax cut for health care in history,” he said.

But the “benefits” don’t start until 2012 and 2014.

Until then, Cap & Trade, VAT, mandatory Health Insurance costs, Global Warming regulations, and the other taxes crush you like a bug.

Then he hits you will massive gasoline and car buying price increases from new “cafe” Standards  for Miles per Gallon on new vehicles –10 miles more a gallon in less than 6 years!

The standard would be equivalent to an average of 35.5 mpg for 2016 model-year vehicle if all GHG emission reductions were to come from fuel economy improvements. The 35.5 mpg is about a 10 mpg difference compared with current standards.

This will add thousands to the cost of a vehicle and higher gas prices will offset any “savings” for the average american.

Like a good Liberal, he giveth with one hand and he taketh away with many hands and wonders why you’re ungrateful.

They are doing it for your own good after all!

You ungrateful  “racist” neanderthal. 🙂

NY Post: Scandal-plagued Rep. Charles Rangel, long a target of the right, fired back Wednesday at conservative opponents of health care – likening them to racist foes of civil rights.

Noting that he had been “cursed at and spat at” in the South in the ’60s – as some Democratic congressmen say they were last week by anti-health care activists – Rangel said the similarities to Tea Party backers are striking.

“The group that were in Washington fighting against the health bill and fighting against the President, [they] looked just like and sounded just like those groups that attacked the civil rights movement in the South,” Rangel, 79, told NY1’s “Inside City Hall.”

The Harlem Democrat is facing a slew of ethical probes for his failure to report income on assorted investments, including a Dominican Republic villa, and for failing to pay taxes on that income.

So if you disagree with Barack The Magnificent, you’re a racist. 😦 Again!

And I haven’t even gotten to the EPA and there declaration soon that CO2 is “harmful to human life” so they will crush you will regulations on that as well.

Global Warming is back!

But don’t worry, at least you’ll have your health…care… 🙂

Money, who needs money when you have Obama-Reid-Pelosi looking out for you.

They shall provide. 🙂

And now some more Liberal petulance:

The debut on the Fox News Channel of Sarah Palin’s “Real American Stories” Thursday night turned out to be like one of those shows that’s on when nothing’s on and yet there is air to fill — like infotainment you sometimes see on empty channels in hotel rooms, or the stuff that’s playing on the little TV screen at the gas pump nearest the rental-car center. What are we watching exactly? (A commercial? News?)

I dunno, but hush: The mother of the dead Marine is talking about the day a naval destroyer was named after her son. The millionaire is about to give away millions to send underprivileged minority kids to college for free. The loyal service dog is going to help the sweet little boy walk again. A woman is about the save a man from a burning tanker truck. Toby Keith is singing about patriotic veterans. Flags are billowing. A piano is playing. (Wash Post)

But during the end of the Health Care debate we got massive Liberal sob stories about one lady in Mississippi who supposedly was wearing he dead grandmother’s dentures because she could afford new ones and endless parade of children being abused politically for the Liberals advantage.

Whoops, I guess they forgot about that.

But it wasn’t really about the people on the show as much as it was another petulant personal attack on the Left’s least favourite Mom, Sarah Palin.

She has her own Palin Derangement Syndrome very similar to the still rampant Bush Derangement Syndrome.

The left just hates the fact that she’s still breathing. That’s enough to set them off.

But remember, right wingers  are the hateful ones! 🙂

So, to round out this Liberal lover fest, I give you Rep. Grayson (D-FL)  who last year when he characterized the GOP’s idea of health care as, “If you get sick, America … Die quickly,” Leftist is at it again.

A Doctor in Mount Dora, FL has put a sign in protest of the Health Care bill.

MOUNT DORA — A doctor who considers the national health-care overhaul to be bad medicine for the country posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Barack Obama to seek care “elsewhere.”

“I’m not turning anybody away — that would be unethical,” Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. “But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.”

The sign reads: “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years.” (Orlando Sentinel)

I’ll grant you it lacks any kind of tact and is really in your face. But so are Liberals.

In the doctor’s defense he also says: “I’m not turning anybody away — that would be unethical,” Dr. Jack Cassell, 56, a Mount Dora urologist and a registered Republican opposed to the health plan, told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. “But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.”

So what was leftist firebrand Grayson’s comment: The outspoken Grayson described Cassell’s sign as “ridiculous.”

“I’m disgusted,” he said. “Maybe he thinks the Hippocratic Oath says, ‘Do no good.’ If this is the face of the right wing in America, it’s the face of cruelty. … Why don’t they change the name of the Republican Party to the Sore Loser Party?”

Childish and petulant, that’s your modern Liberal.

Not all of them, just a lot of them, especially if they are anywhere near a microphone or a webpage.

But they are the compassionate ones. The caring ones. And anyone who isn’t them is a hateful, nasty, racist, terrorist extremist.

Don’t believe me?

Just ask them. 🙂

The Swamp Overflow

Many years before this blog when Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington D.C. I cynically said, “yeah, she wants to drain the Republican one so she can replace it with a Democrat one”.

It’s tough being right, when being right comes from being overly cynical.

There’s a 900-pound elephant in the room in Washington named Corruption. The media don’t seem to have noticed it’s there — because the pachyderm is actually a donkey.

When Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was exposed in the fall of 2006 sending sleazy text messages to male teenage congressional pages, the establishment press made sure it cast a heavy shadow on the entire Republican establishment. Again and again it was noted that then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other congressional GOP leaders obviously knew about Foley but did little or nothing.

Where are they now that Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., is undone after unwelcome sexual advances toward a junior male staffer? House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., admits to knowing of the allegations, so where are the headlines like those in 2006 warning that this and other scandals could doom Democrats this November?

And make no mistake, there are plenty of other Democratic scandals. Citing them all might provide a musical satirist like Paul Shanklin the material to do a new version of Paul Simon’s “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Here are a few:

• President Obama’s shady nomination on Wednesday of the brother of Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, a swing vote on health reform, to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

(His brother is a Utah House Democrat that voted “no” last time and they want him to vote “yes” this time.)

It’s only a coincidence, right… 🙂

• The forced — but only temporary — and long overdue suspension of Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., from his powerful perch as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee many months after it became known that he failed to pay 20 years of back taxes on a Caribbean villa, on top of tax issues related to four rent-controlled apartments in Harlem used by his campaign, plus other newly revealed House rules violations.

• The “Louisiana Purchase” of $300 million in exclusive Medicaid funds for Louisiana to buy the support of a swing voter, Sen. Mary Landrieu, for health reform.

• The similar “Cornhusker Kickback” of $100 million in exclusive Medicaid funding for Nebraska to secure the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson for ObamaCare.

• President Obama’s “Union Carve-Out” to shield his Big Labor supporters from health reform’s tax on more-expensive so-called Cadillac health plans.

• The failure of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner since 2001 to pay nearly $40,000 in his Social Security and Medicare taxes because he worked for the International Monetary Fund, which conveniently didn’t withhold those taxes as U.S. firms do.

• The Democrats’ massive stimulus bill last year, practically written by the party’s supporters in Big Labor, with construction projects forced to use union members and pay union wages — in spite of the fact that nonunion workers make up close to 85% of the country’s construction work force.

• The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s revelation this week that the Obama Energy Department apparently used a George Soros group to sell phony “green jobs.”

• The president’s arrogant declaration that the health reform debate is over — which it is, with polls showing the American people heavily opposed to the Democrats’ plan — and his intention to force a bill through by abusing budget reconciliation rules that were never intended to be used for such sweeping legislation.

If Republicans were guilty of such a deep, wide pattern of corruption on both ends of Capitol Hill, the media would already be writing their political obituary.

Since it’s Democrats, it’s another story — no story, that is. (IBD)

And “Gator-Aid” the 800,000 seniors in Florida that would be immune to Medicare cuts.

No less than the Mayo Clinic has given the proposed reforms two thumbs down. “The proposed legislation,” Mayo says on its policy blog, “misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite.”(IBD)

And outside of D.C there is Governor Patterson, who succeeded Gov. Spitzer who had affairs with prostitutes (the main one is now running for Governor of NY!) who seems to be just bad as his former boss.

The only reason the media is talking about that one is, they don’t like him either.

The Liberal Media selective memory and selective prosecution/persecution is in full force again.

And if The Democrats pull off the cram down of Health Care that a Majority don’t want, the spin they’ll have to come up with will throw the planet out of orbit.

But we already know whose fault it will be: The Republicans.

George W. Bush has spent 4 Trillion in the last 14 months after, not them.

They are re-authorizing the evil-incarnate Patriot Act, but the media is saying next to nothing about it.

Janet Napalitano wants to spy on you, you might be a Domestic Terrorist aka Enemy of the Democrat State.

The swamp is not only not drained. It’s about to unless the geologically impossible, a Tsunami.

One that will kill us all, if not literally, certainly figuratively.


P.s. There is some hope left, “We don’t trust the Senate to do anything they say they’re going to do,” Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, told The Daily Caller.

The Democrats self-destructing is the best prevention.

Keep up the pressure.

Maybe we can drain THIS Swamp in November. 🙂