Friday fun: Nakations!

I read this, courtesy Hot Air headlines (it had to be Allahpundit), and clean-freak me can only ask one question: do they clean the seats, um, extra? Ick:

When the Carnival Freedom sets sail from Florida next February for an eight-day cruise to Panama, it will offer the same amenities as any other Carnival cruise: three pools, a jogging track, a 1970s dance club and a cigar bar.

But there is one stark difference. Passengers on the white behemoth of a ship, which can carry 2,974 passengers, will enjoy those facilities naked.

The ship’s expected nude sailing – the trip is 70 percent booked – underscores the vitality of the U.S. nude tourism industry, which the American Association for Nude Recreation says brings in around $440 million a year, up about 10 percent in the last decade.

“I think when we vacation, we would rather travel with like-minded people, whether nudists or jazz music lovers,” said Nancy Tiemann, owner of the nude tourism company Bare Necessities, which is arranging the cruise. “It’s not just about getting on a cruise ship and taking your clothes off.”

Eeeew! I’m not a prude, y’all. Really, I’m not. I just think clothes are pretty:

Nude tourism appears to be growing in popularity. A survey of U.S. households with income of $50,000 or more last year showed that 17 percent of respondents saw a visit to a nude or clothing-optional resort as extremely or very desirable.

Those figures were up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to the Portrait of the American Travelers Survey of 2,539 households by the Ypartnership/Harrison group.

Though I guess naked cruising would have it’s advantages: you wouldn’t have to worry about your pants not fitting at the end of the week’s buffets!


Heh: how to combat the legions who believe the lies

Humor helps.

H/t: Allahpundit

Saturday funnies


H/t: International Liberty (where  you’ll find another good one).

And it’s not even April first

Who’s foolin’ who?

Try it.

And giggle.

Type the URL “” or “” and be redirected to Obama for America’s site where you’ll be prompted to answer whether you like Obamacare:

It’s the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the law that almost everyone calls Obamacare has been doing exactly what the other side has hoped it wouldn’t do: It’s been working.

Say you like Obamacare—and you want everyone to know

Tina Korbe explains the brilliance:

It serves no point to try to rename “socialism” or “communism” or to eliminate the words from our lexicon. The terms refer to theories of social and economic organization in the same way that “capitalism” does — and the theories continue to attract adherents to greater and lesser degrees. The president has openly stated his approval of wealth redistribution and has also displayed a marked tendency toward central planning, particularly in the area of energy policy. Why he should balk at being called either a “socialist” or a “communist” puzzles me. Why not attempt to defend his ideas instead of hiding behind conservative rhetoric as he pushes a progressive agenda? I’d never recoil from the label of “capitalist” even though “the 99 percent” thinks capitalism is evil. What does it matter to the president if half the country doesn’t like his ideas? Oh, right. That’s why it matters. He has an agenda to push, yes, but he has to win reelection to push it. That’s why this prank is so brilliant. I’d love to hear the president explain why he doesn’t want those links to redirect to his website. Or, better yet, I’d love to hear him explain why he does.

You and me both.

Trick or treat!

In a mad rush: the unexpected doctor’s appointment this morning cancelled out the last of the hand-sewing on pjKid’s costume. Almost done. In the meantime, enjoy this, because humor and socialism alwas go hand-in-hand:

As long as you’re making fun of the socialists!

H/t Daniel J Mitchell.

Need a laugh? OWS edition

Seems as though everyone has a complaint, no?


Better than auto-correct: spell check

It doesn’t get better than this. WordPress just suggested “demonizing” in lieu of “feminizing,” most likely at the suggestion of The Other McCain.