29 April 2008

Bugatti Veyron Targa price set...

Approximately $1,772,966.66 for the Bugatti Veyron Targa (convertible), and there will only be 80 of them built. The coupe version is 300 cars per year. [By the way, they are having a problem with that production number, so they are going to shorten their summer break in order to assure delivery of the 300.]

The coupe costs $1.5 Million. So, the Targa will be about $300,000 more. Well, at least until the likes of Fendi or others get a hold of one. Then who knows were the roof will be.

oh, that was a pun! ha. ha.

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UPDATE: now isn't this a bag of s***...

So, today all of the progressive liberal blogs had something to say about the wrightmare that Sen. Obama is having. Basically, they all said the same thing

Obama speaks out against Rev. Wright from Crooks and Liars

In effect, the Senator is saying that Rev. Wright is not the man he once knew and admired.

I think that he really needed to do two additional things: 1) condemn loudly everything that Rev Wright said, point by point; and 2) say he was leaving the Trinity United Church of Christ and joining another.

That may be enough distance between them for the next primaries and the November election should he be nominated.

perhaps Howard Dean is right. The decision on the Democratic nominee will be made by June. More and more, I don't think it's going to be one that he would like. He wouldn't be DNC Chairman for very long after the election. Nor would Pelosi. Nor would Reid.

No loss, IMO.

They haven't done much since the November 2006 Congressional elections anyway. Their lack of action is going to limit the number of Democrats elected. If they had taken a combative or active role against Tsar George and Richard Rasputin, the electorate would have possibly seen that they were at least trying. As it is, they look like a bunch of wusses...

28 April 2008

now isn't this a bag of s***...

NOT one of the leading progressive blogs has a single solitary post today on the Rev. Wright appearances at the NAACP meeting in Detroit yesterday or at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. today!

Check them out here:

Crooks and Liars

The Huffington Post


Cliff Shecter and Other Opinionated Talents





Now why do you suppose that is?

ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, & CNN are covering it. The New York Times has it on their front page online edition.

But every one of the progressives has something negative about Hillary on their sites today. Just like every day.

Now why do you suppose that is?

Move along. No bias here.

Here is the one question that I have for Mr. Obama. If you were a member of Rev. Wright's congregation for 20 years, and you said that he was a close spiritual advisor who was almost like family, HOW can you say that you never heard him say any of the things he is saying or at least heard about him saying them?

AND, of course, Rev Wright's response is that Mr. Obama didn't attend every sermon he gave, so he may have missed these.


i haven't offered that bridge i've been trying to sell for a long time.

it's still for sale...

monday morning mayhem...

you may be too young to remember these...

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green. When I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a big frickin' red mark on his forehead.

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new fuel guages...

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If you were around in 1919 (just before prohibition started) and came upon the following poster...

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Would you quit drinking?

i'd increase the number of glasses of gin per day. maybe even bottles...

may the week go fast if you need it to...

26 April 2008

it's not just being queer...

Another sergeant allegedly told Specialist Hall that as an atheist, he was not entitled to religious freedom because he had no religion.
Everyone is aware that most in the military don't want LGBTQ involved with the service but there has also been a concerted effort by evangelical [christianists] service members to eliminate atheists as well.

Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats
FORT RILEY, Kan. — When Specialist Jeremy Hall held a meeting last July for atheists and freethinkers at Camp Speicher in Iraq, he was excited, he said, to see an officer attending.

But minutes into the talk, the officer, Maj. Freddy J. Welborn, began to berate Specialist Hall and another soldier about atheism, Specialist Hall wrote in a sworn statement. “People like you are not holding up the Constitution and are going against what the founding fathers, who were Christians, wanted for America!” Major Welborn said, according to the statement.

Major Welborn told the soldiers he might bar them from re-enlistment and bring charges against them, according to the statement.

Last month, Specialist Hall and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an advocacy group, filed suit in federal court in Kansas, alleging that Specialist Hall’s right to be free from state endorsement of religion under the First Amendment had been violated and that he had faced retaliation for his views. In November, he was sent home early from Iraq because of threats from fellow soldiers.
New York Times, April 26, 2008
There is a large flaw in Maj. Freddie's argument - going against what the founding fathers, who were Christians, wanted for America!

What the Founding Fathers wanted was a nation that had tolerance for all beliefs. Contrary to what Freddie thinks, not believing is a belief.

Add to that the fact that many of the Founding Fathers were not Christian but deists and warned against the intolerance and bigotry of christian sects and you have to wonder what history class Major Freddie missed. It may have been all of his American History classes. Of course, people also hear and read what they want. Christianists insist that they read their Bible literally, when in fact they are the biggest interpreters of it. They will pull the parts that they agree with to bolster their intolerance and ignore the universal message behind it.
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Of course, Specialist Jeremy Hall isn't the first time we've heard about religious intolerance in the military. There was the scandal at the Air Force Academy when commanding officers were evangelical proselytizing and forcing cadets to participate and belittling them if they didn't. It was in direct conflict with Air Force procedures and rules.

Also, Remember footballer/soldier Pat Tillman? After his death by friendly fire, there were questions about his non-belief and wild inferencing that it may have been because of this. At the least, military personnel belittle his family after his funeral because of their non-belief.

So much for defending your country's right of tolerance.

24 April 2008

happy birthday, Barbra...

As if We Never Said Goodbye
from Sunset Boulevard

sometimes the signs are clearer than at others...

When you walk out the door in the morning
and see this in the sky...

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Just go back in the house, pour another cup of coffee, and
stay there

It probably isn't going to be a good day.

23 April 2008

baby in a tree...

don't try to find the baby, just look at the picture. the baby will appear and you will never not be able to see it again...


this is one of the better optical illusions i've seen.

cool..., huh?

21 April 2008

get used to it...

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though i think we may already be used to it.

or at least close...

monday morning mayhem...

- - - updated office aids...

these are new office helpers that have a lot more meaning than the old ones. try 'em this week. they could make a difference...

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Memo pad.jpg

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- - - business trip conversation

A businessman was seated next to a little girl on an airplane during one of his frequent business trips when he turned to her and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, "What would you like to talk about?"

Oh, I don't know", said the stranger, thinking himself funny, "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass, the same stuff. Yet a deer poops little pellets, while a cow dumps a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The stranger thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know shit?"

he silently opened up his inflight magazine.

- - - and finally...

If your computer does this
when copying a file...

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it's been infected with some crappy virus


and very beautiful...

19 April 2008

jeebus cripes, they just won't stop #2...

back and forth and back and forth and back and forth; secret tapes; commie-pinkos; bitter gun-toters; American flag pins; high-ranking activists; left-wing centrists; red-bating; blue-bating; queers and abortionists; on and on and on and on and on...

why don't we end it all right now?

let's not wait until November.

if there is a three way tie at the moment, let's just have a three-way election RIGHT NOW!

let's vote on all three. no more carrying on with this beauty contest.

there's nothing that says there only has to be one Democratic nominee. there's nothing that says it has to be a two-way race. [ask Ralph Nader]

let's do it now so you and i can have a fun summer.

any takers?

what do we have to do?

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ahhh, the good old days. not only did you know
there was a big stick, but
you knew how big it was...

where's Teddy when you need him?

[*this political cartoon is from 1904]

18 April 2008

wanna guess what they're selling?

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wouldn't take long to twist the real message of this advertisement. messrs. dobson, fallwell, labarbera, et al would be on it in a minute if it showed up in print in the U.S.

so, what are they selling? ----

Et vous, comment dormez-vous?


And you, how do you sleep?


mattress and bedding...

of course, an ultra-right wing Catholic group in France, E-Deo, has an article on their blog enititled

SCANDALE! Matelsom affiche l’homosexualité dans le métro parisien!

i think you can figure out the first & fourth words yourself. it says pretty much what you are thinking: Matelsom is showing homosexuality in Parisian subway!

now that's a fairly literal translation. what's missing is the meaning behind it. what E-Deo is saying is that Matelsom is trying to push homosexuality on the unsuspecting French people. Sounds just like the christianist whackos that we have. they're the same all over...

Matelsom is the name of the company. If you go to the website, you will see that you go through a process to determine what type of mattress and linen would be best for you depending on your sleeping habits and position for the best night's sleep. it's innocuous at the least. oh, and the company has a totally green line and are green as much as possible with all of their products.

now le pub gai, as the ad would be called, is just one of the print ads in a series showing all kinds of people sleeping. here are a few of the rest:

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mature couple ad.jpg

mother child ad.jpg

i can come up with some ominous detritus for these. is the couple in the first one married? did the couple in the second one just do it? does the third one border on child pornography? or worse? we can all play the game...

the company also has a great website with a blog post that is brilliant in response to the rightist/french christianist blathering -
Nous avions souhaité orienter les réflexions dans une démarche plus citoyenne au travers de la problématique du sommeil. Matelsom a pris le parti de vous sensibiliser à l’importance d’une bonne literie notamment en lançant le débat autour de cette question « Et vous, comment dormez-vous ? » et non « Et vous avec qui dormez-vous ? » (comme on le retrouve chez certains detracteurs)
i will translate as best i can.
We wanted to reflect the broadest cross section of people and the problems they have in sleeping. Matelsom wanted everyone to know the importance of good matresses and linens around the question "How do you sleep?" not "With whom do you sleep." (as some of our detractors would have you believe.)

at least we have Lawrence v. Texas to protect us in the U.S. in 2003 SCOTUS said that we could sleep with whomever we wanted and it was none of the governments' business.

of course, it did take until 2003! still, we don't have to worry about anyone checking our mattresses...

errr, do we?


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I went into the gas station today and
asked for five dollars worth of gas.....

The clerk farted and gave me a receipt.

gawd... i hope the weekend is better!

17 April 2008

last night's debate...

i just don't know what i'd do if Jackie and Dunlap weren't keeping everything up to date on what's going on with the Democratic debates...

the brush idea is the best one i've heard yet about what to do with Tsar George. Now they have to find something for Richard Rasputin and all will be well in the world.

i think my
man-crush for Dunlap is getting serious...

i couldn't wait until Friday...

this one made me laugh so hard the incision in my back started to hurt. it was worth it - wait...

My wife and I went to the rodeo and one of the first exhibits we stopped at was the breeding bulls. We went up to the first pen and there was a sign attached that said,


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My wife playfully nudged me in the ribs ....Smiled and said, 'He mated 50 times last year.'

We walked to the second pen which had a sign attached that said,


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My wife gave me a healthy jab and said, 'WOW! That's more than twice a week! ... You could learn a lot from him.'

We walked to the third pen and it had a sign attached that said, in capital letters,


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My wife was so excited that her elbow nearly broke my ribs, and said, 'That's once a day... You could REALLY learn something from this one.'

I looked at her and said, 'Go over and ask him if it was with the same old cow.'

Honestly, my condition has been upgraded from critical to stable and I should eventually make a full recovery.

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oww, oww, oww..., oww, oww.............

told you it was worth it.

i am...

22,380 days old today...

want to find out how many days old you are?


16 April 2008

as of late...

everything has been light, airy, funny on here.

at the moment, the import of the electoral race is not as important right now. there are things i've heard on t.v. and read in the news that will get me going, but when it comes to doing a post, it just doesn't seem important. i know that this back problem was major [actually, i don't know the extent because i'm choosing not to know, and that's very unlike me.] i realize it was major because of the reactions of the therapists and home-nurse follow-ups in that they each have told me they are amazed at the movement i have after only one week. at the same time, it's pretty scary.

as far as what's going on in the country today, i'm over the bitter; i'm underwhelmed with the Crown Royal; and i'm afraid of the McCainomics.

the one issue i keep hearing with which i don't agree is Obama's elitism. i very well might get myself in trouble here, but i don't believe that he is elitist. i think he's uppity, and his wife Michelle echoes it with her frequent lapses into sout-side language idiom and pronunciations.

being elite is a state of being and does not necessarily have anything to do with what a person does.

uppity is an actual act of pretention, pomposity, arrogance, presumptuousness, etc. one of the synonyms often used is haughty.

what gets me is that uppity and haughtiness are two words, and in turn behaviours, in the African-American culture that are not accepted very easily. it is one of the things that my friends talked about when Obama first began running and a reason why they couldn't support him. of course, that's now changed and a couple have mentioned to me that if others thought that they didn't support Obama, they very well might be ostracized by other Blacks. if you stop and think about it, the percentage of Blacks supporting Obama did not grow until South Carolina. prior to that, the support was not there.

Michelle, in an early interview that partially focused on the question that Blacks were not supporting her husband said, "Don't worry. They will come." that is uppity.

Obama, since SC, consistently has had around 90% of the African-American vote in every state primary. i don't see how anyone can say that it is a coincidence. nor can i disagree, given historical considerations, with the support that the community is giving him, but i have a problem when i see it as blind faith that could affect and effect the entire world - my world.

one other thing that makes me anxious is the American electorate's proclivity to very often vote for the devil that you know. it's safer and less complicated. in a way, it could explain the 2004 presidential vote.

a recent poll of the top historians in the country reveals that 98% of them view the Bush/Cheney administration a failure and 61% the worst presidency of all. as qt in the Chicago Sun-Times asked on Sunday: Should we voters be glad that the historians weren't asked to rank the current electorate, which re-elected him?

in this respect, right now, i don't see anything (meaning Hillary or Barack) standing in McCain's way in November.

one other thing that worries me is that the crazies haven't come out of the woodwork --- yet.

i'm sure others would say they have come out. trust me, we ain't seen nuttin' yet. when the real campaigning gets into full swing after August, the minions, cabals, covens, 527's, etc, etc, etc. will be lurking in the dark halls, alleys, and frontal lobes of the Republican dieties...

the battle between Hillary and Barack is nothing and, unlike what others believe, i think it is a good thing for the Democratic Party. the party needs to get to real priorities. it's been flopping around for the over 24 years. it's time to get rid of the Pelosi's, Reids, Deans, Gores, etc.

with whom/what do they need to be replaced? that's the real question and i'm

just asking...

15 April 2008

worm sermon...

The Lesson of the Four Worms

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A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol - Dead.

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The second worm in cigarette smoke - Dead


Third worm in chocolate syrup - Dead

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Fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive.

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So the Minister asked the congregation - What did you learn from this demonstration?

Maxine, sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said,

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'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'

That pretty much ended the service --

14 April 2008

Bugatti Veyron Targa...

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hard top removable rather than drop down, due next year, no price as yet.

i'm moist...


A clean house is the sign
of a broken computer.

monday morning mayhem...

I'm back, and right now I really don't want to talk about it yet except to say, it was worse than they thought and what was supposed to be a one-hour routine surgery turned into a five-hour marathon. so.... i need today's mayhem. hee... hee...

Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity...

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses On And Point A Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries With That.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It 'In.'

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks, Once Everyone Has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Of Your Checks, Write 'For Favors.'

7. Finish All Your Sentences With 'In Accordance With The Prophecy.'

8. Don't Use Any Punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Order A Diet Water Whenever You Go Out To Eat, With A Serious Face.

11. Specify That Your Drive-Thru Order Is 'To Go.'

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme?

14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical Sound All Day.

15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party because you're Not In The Mood.

16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, 'Rock Bottom.'

17. When The Money Comes Out Of The ATM, Scream, 'I Won!, I Won!'

18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling, 'Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!'

19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

20. Send This List To Someone To Make them Smile. It's Called Therapy!

i'm going to start using #7 right away...

Don't worry about tomorrow

06 April 2008

monday morning mayhem...

how the fight got started...

I rear-ended a car this morning. So there we are alongside the road and slowly
the driver gets out of the car. . . and you know how you just-get-sooo-stressed
and life-stuff seems to get funny?

Yeah, well, I could NOT believe it . . . . . . . he was a DWARF!

He storms over to my car, looks up at me and angrily says, "I'M NOT HAPPY!"

So, I look down at him and say, "Well, then which one are you?"

That's when the fight started.



Mrs. Donovan was walking down O'Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father Flaherty.

The Father said, 'Top o' the mornin' to ye! Aren't ye Mrs. Donovan and didn't I marry ye and yer hoosband 2 years ago?'

She replied, 'Aye, that ye did, Father.'

The Father asked, 'And be there any wee little ones yet?'

She replied, 'No, not yet, Father.'

The Father said, 'Well now, I'm going to Rome next week and I'll light a candle for ye and yer hoosband.'

She replied, 'Oh, thank ye, Father.' They then parted ways.

Some years later they met again. The Father asked, 'Well now, Mrs. Donovan, how are ye these days?

She replied, 'Oh, very well, Father!' The Father asked, 'And tell me, have ye any wee ones yet?'

She replied, 'Oh yes, Father! Three sets of twins and 4 singles, 10 in all!'

The Father said, 'That's wonderful! How is yer loving hoosband doing?'

She replied, 'E's gone to Rome to blow out yer fookin' candle.'


Ole and Lena were getting on in years. Ole was 92 and Lena was 89.

One evening they were sitting on the porch in their rockers and Ole reached over and patted Lena on her knee. "Lena, vat ever happened tew our sex relations?"

"Vell, Ole, I yust don't know," replied Lena. "I don't tink ve even got a card from dem last Christmas."

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i know it's Sunday and not Monday, but the mayhem is starting a day early for me. i'm finally getting my back fixed tomorrow and i can't wait. 5 months of constant pain starts wearing more than thin. i'll have to be in the hospital for a week and then to a rehab center for at least two.

posting will most likely be non-existent this week and infrequent after that. i will have my iPhone, but really don't know what condition i'll be in to do much. if i get a chance, i'll post brief updates.

i know the neurosurgeon has given me a timeline of three weeks until full movement returns and a couple, three months for full recovery, but i intend to work it faster than that.

i'm tired of only being able to sit around...

how far do the Tsar, his Rasputin and their minions intend to go?

Click on the link below if you want to see what could happen. Don't be misled by the title.

Pizza Order

This is not from any fly-by-night scare mongering organization or person. It's from the American Civil Liberties Union. They even fight for the bad guys to protect all of our rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Right now, when I call one of my favorite pizza/chicken delivery joints, they answer with "Can I take your order Mr. I******?" and then repeat my address and phone number as a double check before I say anything. They probably could even just process the order without asking me what it is because it very seldom varies. This is just from using Caller ID.

The Bush/Cheney administration is doing all they can to save us from terrorists, whether we think it's necessary or not, BUT what else are they doing with the information they are gathering? To whom are they giving the information? For what purposes are they giving/using the information?

AND what will the next presidential administration do with it? I would hope they hit the delete button so that it all goes away. While I don't believe that there really is anyone smart enough to put together a fool-proof conspiracy, I do believe that there are idiots out there that will do anything to feed their egos and their pockets. [I think the ego thing is the scarier.]

If the telecoms have been gathering information on the orders of the government using a catch-all-you-can technique and then screening everything on the chance they'll find something on luck, it makes you wonder what they've given to the oil companies, the airlines, the insurance companies... not etc. but rather ad nauseum...

this is not our Founding Father's country anymore...

04 April 2008

enough is enough...

I agree that the Rev. Wright stuff is old news and the media is pounding it to death. It's been dead for weeks; it's more like a zombie now. the MSM is blaming Hillary's people for keeping it alive. I think the MSM are the ones who are trying to get as much mileage as possible.

leave it alone, already...

On the other hand, I think that it is time that someone started asking questions about another reverend on Mr. Obama's campaign.

He was a member the original discovery committee and is still a top advisor, spiritual or otherwise, to Sen. Obama and his campaign - the Reverend James T. Meeks. He makes Rev. Wright look like a saint. Meeks is also a double whammy because, unlike Rev. Wright, he himself is a politician serving in the Illinois Senate. I've socially and professionally met the man and he scares me.

Oh, and he has quite a background connection with Tony Rezko more so than does Obama. The MSM needs to be following Rezko's trial more closely. Besides the political connectons, it's turning into one of the most sensational stories in Chicago/Illinois politics that puts the city back at the top for political corruption. Being from Chicago, I take it in stride. Chicago politics has always been the best sport in town, even though we have the Cubs, the Sox, da Bears, the Blackhawks, and the Bulls.

some of you may think I'm slinging dirt. i'm asking questions. i have a mistrust of blind faith, and i still am amazed by friends and others who tell me that they really don't know a lot about Sen. Obama but they like him and that's why they'll vote for him. I like him too, as a person, but I can't put my trust in him. He promises nothing.

People liked George W. Bush also...


I'm pretty sure this is absolutely the truth, I think, uh maybe..., umm sorta...

After having dug to a depth of 10 yards last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, California scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after, headlines in the LA Times newspaper read:
"California archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high- tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."
One week later, the Argus Leader, a local news paper in South Dakota, reported the following:
"After digging as deep as 30 yards in hay fields near Watertown , Ole Johnson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing."
Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, South Dakota, had already gone wireless.

i've always liked archeology. it's fascinating what you can find out about our ancestors...

don't laugh...

it could happen........

03 April 2008

no comment...

George W's Farewell at the Gridiron Club
9 March 2008
and, yes, he's actually singing...

02 April 2008

this is brilliant...

after yesterday's He's my friend dance clip with Debbie Reynolds, I couldn't pass this one up -

there was a major scandal early in the 20th century about a prominent male dancer who filmed a tango with another man that nearly ruined careers. I can't recall who it was and haven't been able to find it on the internet.

we've come a long way, even if it was almost done as a joke. hey, the dancing was pretty good!

this is NOT a big choice...

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actually, i've never thought of it in these terms, but since I haven't been able to go to the gym in over 4½ months because of my back problems, it makes more sense to me and i've complained to the doctors about not going to the gym. when is the last time you ever heard a doctor tell you not to exercise?

hopefully, after the surgery on Monday, that will all change and i'll be back to my 3-4 times a week at the club. god, if anyone who knew me in high school or college were to hear me say i miss going to the gym, they'd wonder what happened to me. i hated gym! probably because i always had swimming at 7:00 am for one quarter of the year. brrrrr...

01 April 2008

the singular most spectacular dance sequence...

He's my friend
from The Unsinkable Molly Brown

look at the dance moves carefully; they're remarkable... in heels, full length gown, one single take - incredible...

Happy Birthday, Debbie Reynolds!

my, my, my...

Ms. Pelosi kinda, sorta retracted, refuted, changed her position, backed off her position/stand/idiocy about the Democratic nomination race today on ABC's Good Morning America.

In effect what she said is that the superdelegates are free to vote how they think best and that Mrs. Clinton should stay in the race if that is what she wants to do and the emphasis should be on the people having a say through a democratic process.

What she didn't say is that she and Howard Dean and Sen. Reid, among others, got a number of calls from big-time Democratic donors that told them that if they wanted their continued monetary support they had to put up or shut up. Actually, what they probably said was "Shut Up!"

isn't it amazing what money can do?

just asking...

two different takes...

While the U.S. is struggling and debating if the country is in a recession [it depends on which politician you listen to] Europe is feeling a different economic problem and I would bet it's all tied to the U.S. economy.

The banner headline in Le Monde today -

L'inflation s'installe en Europe

trans: "Inflation takes hold in Europe"

It reached 3.4% in March, the highest rate since the introduction of the Euro. The European Union declared that it is directly related to the price of fuel.

let's see... oil is around $110 a barrel right now. hmmmm? Tsar George and Rasputin Cheney both were involved with the oil industries and, i assume, the blind trusts that they had to establish when elected are probably ripe with oil stocks, options, etc.

do you think there may be some sort of connection?

just asking...