Wednesday, October 05, 2005

While We're on FEMA, Bush, etc., ...

From the indefatigable Bulldog-Warrior of Marquette:

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Governmentium".

Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

There's more--and it's all just as good.


Scarlette said...

I was reading your profile. I have a quick question: What is a Chesterton? How old are you? (I assumed 29). how many children do you have? How many boys, how many girls?


Dad29 said...

1) Look in Google.

2) Young at heart.

3) Irrelevant and immaterial, not to mention insufferably nosy.

Anonymous said...

I think someone has a crush on you....

Scarlette said...

About answer #1....Ok. if you don't want to take that whole minute to write it down.
About answer're 58
About offered information in your profile, so you opened the door for follow-up questions. If you thought it was immaterial and nobody's business then why supply any information at all?
More on answer#3...nosey, yes, but I wasn't being mean (unlike your answer). How do you tell someone "none of your business" without being rude? That's your assignment for today.

Dad29 said...

OK. Actually, I've been thinking about my response all day--and it was not very nice.

As you are aware, there are some very nasty people who read blogs. Only a week ago, a far-left blogger in Milwaukee decided to print my name and city of residence on his blogsite, which is at the very least a professional discourtesy.

G. K. Chesterton was an English author and journalist. You can find a lot through Google--but is a good place to start. Although most of his writing was done VERY early in the 20th Century, most of his observations apply 100% to today's problems.

Secondly, I lied when I said that I was "young at heart." Actually, I'm curmudgeonly, and have earned that through diligent practice over more than 40 years.

Still won't talk about my children (yes, there are a few) though. You may call me a paranoid--but I'll remain protective of them, their ages, their sexes, etc., etc., for a long time.

Dad29 said...

One more thing, Scarlette: your blogger profile is blocked on

Interesting, no? The text on the "Blocked" page states that the blogger (that's YOU) "does not wish to share information."


Scarlette said...

I only asked about your children because of your "name". I thought you were a super-young dad and might like an opportunity to get some bragging in. I really am a nice girl.
I didn't fill in my "profile" because I didn't want "unsufferably nosy" people looking at it. (I'm sure you saw that coming.) :)


Dad29 said...

Well, it's good to hear you're nice. Face-to-face, so am I, for at least 5-6 seconds at a time.