30 September 2008

cause of "financial crisis" explained... finally...

Fundamentalists blame Wall Street's woes on gays

some of the signs...
"In a September 25th blog post titled 'The Nation Will Right Itself If It Fixes Sex', Christian Civil League of Maine Executive Director Michael Heath writes that the financial crisis facing Wall Street is a symptom of America's sinful sexual culture, including the acceptance of gay unions...."
"A related post by Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian at the National Review's website pushes a similar theme, this time focusing on Friday's failure of WaMu.

Krikorian suggests the big bank failed because it was too accommodating to minorities, including gays, African-Americans and Hispanics...."

and here i thought that queers only caused terrorist attacks and hurricanes.

you learn something new every day.

never realized how much power we actually have.

i wonder if the House failing to pass the bailout bill yesterday is part of the conspiracy?

just asking...

29 September 2008

can someone please explain...

Why are the financial and stock problems a crisis?

Why aren't they just a CORRECTION as often happens?

just asking...

little kids logic...

we maybe should consider letting them vote for preznit. their logic is so clear and easy to understand...

A nursery school teacher was delivering a station wagon full of kids home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.

"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.

"No," said another, "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

maybe we could put this logic to use in the financial crisis?

nah... too easy!

perfect bathroom graffiti...

when i was in college, and you'll now know when that was, Nixon was president. see, i told you. in one of the bathroom stalls in a classroom building was one of the two greatest pieces of graffiti i've ever seen. it is appropriate today...

If you voted for Nixon, how can you sit there and shit when your asshole is in Washington.

you can replace Nixon with any politician that fits. for example, if Mcpain becomes president, his name would fit for anyone who votes for him.

i thought of this today because my Congressman, a Bushevik who pretends to be a Democrat - Bill Lipinski. voted against the financial bill today. [NO, i did not vote for him.] actually, i think Lipinski has voted more with Tsar George than Mr. McCain has, and that is reported at 90%!

monday morning mayhem...

let's start the week out with the answer to the biggest political puzzle...

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old rancher whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually, the topic got around to Palin and her bid.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Palin is a 'post turtle.' "

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle.'"

Post Turtle.jpeg

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. "You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there; so you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with."

the cardiologist's funeral...

A Cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral.

A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service.

Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside.

The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, 'I'm sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral.... I'm a Gynecologist.'

The Proctologist fainted...

life is tough. it's worse if you're stupid...

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use copier machine paper,' the secretary told her.

With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five blank copies.

and we wonder why business is in such dire straits Congress has to socialize banking, financial, mortgage, auto companies, etc, etc, etc...

the intern should have called tech support...


i sincerely hope that your week goes so well that you don't have to call tech support...

24 September 2008

it IS about race - part 3...

McPain's new ad makes the point that Obama knows nothing about the economy, but it forgets the fact that John McCain has said that he knows nothing about the economy himself. His major adviser is Phill Gramm who's leadership in deregulating the banking and financial markets put us into the great mess we are in now. [You can view the complete ad here.]

It also mentions nothing about his own campaign manager, Rick Davis, whose company is/was a paid lobbyist for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of $30,000 a month bringing $2,000,000 to him. Well, that and also there are a number of other of McCain's staff members who worked to aid the two discredited mortgage companies. [McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac - New York Times, September 24, 2008]

Last week Mr. McCain accused Obama of staying mum on the financial crisis while he kept changing his story. The economy is strong. The economy is in trouble. No regulation. Wall Street needs oversight and regulation.

Mr. Obama stated that Congress and Administration needed to work things out and it would be imprudent for either he or Mcpain to make it political. Oh, and Obama said this while he held a meeting in public to show he was not just taking a backseat with some of his financial advisers - Warren Buffett, Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Former Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin, Lawrence Summers and Paul O'Neill, and Former Chair Of The Council Of Economic Advisers, Laura Tyson. Sort of difficult to question credentials like that.

Back to the ad:

In it, Mcpain focuses on Franklin Delano Raines, who is not one of Obama's adviser, though members of his staff have had conversations with Raines asking advice on some elements such as housing and mortgages. Both Obama and Raines say that there is no official advisory capacity. Of course, there are some questions about Mr. Raines work at Fannie Mae, and no one is denying that.

Of all the possible people that Mcpain could have brought into focus in the video, why did they pick Franklin Raines? I propose that it is very transparent. If you didn't see the Mcpain ad, here is a picture of Mr. Raines -

Franklin Delano Raines.jpg


What is the subliminal message here? Actually, i don't think it's very well concealed what is going on. it's pretty overt that the intentions are very clear....

you can put 2 + 2 together; it's just more and more about race...

23 September 2008

the closet...

no comment...

it says everything...

speaking of lies...

in the last post.

A friend sent me the link to this video about the distortions that the Mcpain campaign has been fomenting over. It's made up of actual ads that the Mcpains have been broadcasting.

It's from Bravenew PAC. There are some other interesting videos they have on their website.

the upcoming debate...

I did stop watching the primary debates. They were unsubstansive, silly, and petty. I guess I relied on the recaps the days following them but probably didn't pay much attention to them.

Well, Media Matters feels the same way. They did a review of the debates, Republican and Democrat, and found that there was very little on issues that face the nation.

Truthfully, I have been debating whether I am even going to watch the first of the Presidential debates this Friday. While I would like to see how Obama is going to deal with the attacks on his lack of Foreign Policy experience from Mcpain, who thinks he's the world's foremost authority, I believe the attacks are all going to be based on lies.

I can visualize Mr. McCain totally loosing it, going on the attack and making a scene that proves he could not handle himself cautiously in a major crisis. I can also wait to see it on rebroadcasts or on youtube.com.

besides, there is a new episode of Stargate: Atlantis this Friday. I'm sure it would be infinitely more informative, and I don't miss Stargate: Atlantis.

I could DVR it, but it's just not the same...

22 September 2008

monday morning mayhem...

My age has been noticed!

Strand of pearls.jpg

I very quietly confided to my friend that I was having an affair.

She turned to me and asked, 'Are you having it catered?'

And that, people, is the definition of 'OLD'!!!!

campaign button making the rounds right now...

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no, i don't want one, but i hope mcpain sees it at least. not that it would make much difference...

psychopath test...

ok, this is one for you to use with not only co-workers but friends.

Read this question carefully, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result.

This is not a trick question. It is as it reads.

No one I know has gotten it right.

A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much, that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him.

A few days later she killed her sister.


What is her motive for killing her sister?

[Like I said, give this some thought before you answer]


She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.

If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath.

This was a test by a famous American Psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.

If you didn't answer the question correctly, good for you.

If you got the answer correct, please let me know so I can take you off my email list.

AND make sure you do the same with co-workers or friends who answered it correctly. time is too short...

okay, now that you have a way to make your life safer, you should have a better week.

i hope...

oh, yeah. i'm still scratching my head trying to figure out why that is the correct answer. so you don't have to remove me from your bloglist. i'm safe...

i think... kidding, just kidding... i am safe. a little sorry maybe, but safe...

21 September 2008

if you get HBO...

Make sure to watch Real Time with Bill Maher this week. It's great.

I mentioned it in a previous post, but you really have to see the entire episode. It is one of the best he's ever done. It's worth it just to see Andrew Sullivan's face when Maher tells him, "You're not American!" As a note, he did not say, "You are not an American!" Sullivan is a naturalized citizen, and that's a big difference.

Just as I was not born in Ireland or lived in England as Sullivan did, I cannot know all of the nuances of the culture/society. Though my grandparents were British, from Belfast and Liverpool, I only have some understanding through them relating their experiences. It would be the same if it were Spain, Turkey, Somalia, etc.

Click here to see when it is on in your area this week. They rerun it all week on the various HBO stations.

[note: i am not sponsoring an ad here for HBO; i am recommending this episode as a must see if you are at all interested in what's happening in the country.]

20 September 2008

if you need reasons to vote...

and to ask five people you know to be certain to vote, watch this video, and make your friends watch it.

did you realize while watching it that there was no mention of Palin? It was made before he picked her as his VP running mate. That decision makes it even scarier. She's more like Tsar George than McCain...

"elitist" is the new racial slur...

Stop and think about it. The Mcpains are taking great pains to label Obama as elitist. This in spite of the fact that McCain is a celebrity whore, owns a lot of property, is married to a very rich woman who sells alcohol, and has a new supporter in Lady Rothschild [see the LA Times article Lady Rotschild Thinks Obama Is Elitist]. I have brought this up in a couple of other posts [it IS about race...; as of late...; it IS about race - part 2...].

After watching Bill Maher last night, I realized and am convinced that ELITIST is being used as the replacement term for UPPITY and one that white folk can identify better than uppity. It's so transparent.

One of the basest fears among older white people is that African-Americans believe that they will become or already think they are better than white folk. This is nothing new nor is it anything others haven't talked about. It can also be said about impressions of Jews that the white folk have. They hold to the Old Country beliefs that have been around for centuries.

The Republicans have always bartered on fear and racism. Willie Horton is a prime example. It may just have cost the Dems the election in 1988; at the least it added to it. The Repubs made a scary picture [to most white folk] of a man and turned it into caricature. The incident concerned Horton, who was on a Massachusett's furlough from prison program who twice raped a local woman after pistol-whipping, knifing, binding, and gagging her fiancé. He then stole the car belonging to the man he had assaulted, but was later captured by police after a chase. The subtle message? Do you want your wife or daughter to meet someone like this on a darkened street? Of course, Willie Horton was black.

They are doing it again. Only this time they are being much subtler. They think that by pretending that the American electorate is now smart enough to see what is happening fear will work again.

It will.

Maher said on his show last night that he didn't believe that the American electorate is smart enough to see through the b.s. and has repeatedly shown that for the last 30 years of elections. Andrew Sullivan, appearing on the show, said that they are smart enough to know. and see through it all. Maher's response, "You're not American."

The expression on Sullivan's face was priceless and he was speechless. He was coming from the point of view of a person who chose to become an American citizen and who cannot see the subtleties of our history from anything but books and not living it. To what he should be likening it is the centuries old conflict in Northern Ireland. With that he has experience. The situations are quite similar. Rather than color being at the base of the problem, it is religion.

Earlier in the show Sullivan said the key to Obama winning was telling five of your friends who are not bigots to get out there and vote. Maher said to him, "How do you know they are not bigots?" It caught Sullivan off guard briefly, until he stammered something like, "You know your friends." No, we don't!

I mentioned in my post, it IS about race..., of friends I have known for 40 years who said they would not vote for Obama because he is black. I was shocked. I never expected. this They are extremely intelligent and cultured people. They have been married for over 50 years. Maher's point hit home when he gave his response to Sullivan. We don't know.

but..., i am going to agree with Sullivan on one thing. we need to do everything we can to make certain that people do get out and vote.

even if we have to use the tactic that their vote is one against Tsar George, because Mcpain is actually worse! [that's for another discussion, i.e. rant, later]

19 September 2008


What do you do when you find a dirty car?

(A) Write 'WASH ME?'
(B) Write naughty words?
(C) Doodle?

Dirty car window.jpg


Auto painting.jpg

This is artist Scott Wade.

Scott Wade Artist.jpg

See what he does with dirty cars by carefully and artfully removing portions of the dirt. According to his website, Dirty Car Art, he lives very close to a dirt road in San Marcos, Texas. Check out his site. It's really neat

so, get out there. get your car washed or wash it yourself this weekend. you don't want Scott sneaking up and...

wait a minute. can you sell this stuff?

what would it do to the Blue Book value of your car?


UPDATE: i didn't find out if the Blue Book value would go up, BUT i did get the car washed. now it's your turn...

18 September 2008

an answer to "Where is the President?"

Well, it seems there is a quick response to the question that Chris Matthews asked last night.

Tsar George is speaking at 10:10 EDT from the White House about he economic status.

i wonder if this is in direct response from Matthews asking the question on air, from the Mcpains intervening, from the Republican leadership pleading, or from the man realizing that, though he is lame [as in lame duck] he still has a job to do?

whatever the reason, what he says i'm sure it will be riddled in misconception and promises that can't be realistic.

i'm going to the gym...

17 September 2008

an explanation...

i frequently, no always, refer to the current president as Tsar George. there are reasons for this.

while working on my B.A. i majored in History. my main focus was on constitutional history, but since i was also taking Russian Language classes, i took a number of classes dealing with Russian history. one of my Russian teachers actually was a member of the Romanov family and had gone into exile; so she had fascinating stories. i was entranced by the years leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and it's precursor in 1905. in my opinion the entire fault can be laid at the feet of the Romanov's.

there is a quote about Tzar Nicholas II that explains my feelings on the point:

In reality, he was a weak and indecisive man dominated by his wife and isolated from the socio-economic problems of his own country.
though no one can attest to Barbara Bush being dominating, the rest of the quote hits home about the last eight years.

the only thing i see Tsar George being decisive about in the last eight years was going to Iraq. there is another parallel between George II and Nicholas II in this:
The Russians had no contingency plans for a partial mobilization, and on 31 July 1914 Nicholas took the fateful step of confirming the order for a general mobilization. Nicholas was strongly counselled against mobilization of the Russian forces but chose to ignore such advice.
sound familiar?

so, hopefully, you can see why i have referred to Mr. Bush as Tsar George Bushanov. not because of the autocracy he tries to enforce but because as George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." [i even have it at the top right of this website...]

you may also be able to tell my connecting Dick Rasputin as Tzar George's sidekick. you can read about Grigori Rasputin and see the parallel's.

Chris Matthews finally asked the question...

Where is the president? Why hasn't he been on television at 9:00 talking to the American people about what's going on with the economy and trying to assuage their fears?

I have been asking this question for the last few days myself.

Matthews also made the comment that Bush is hiding just like he did with Katrina.

I've been thinking that also.

One of my friends called me on Monday and told me that she had sold all of her stocks and bonds because she was afraid of loosing her retirement savings. She's already retired, so she has more to worry about. She asked me what I thought about what she did. What could I say? I told her that I was standing pat. Historically, the period before a presidential elections is tumultuous for the markets. Yesterday, she called her financial adviser and told her if the sale hadn't gone through, not to let it. Her adviser said that maybe her initial decision might be the best one. {She decided not to sell in the end.]

This is what is going on in the minds of Americans right now. They are scared. Hell, I'm scared. What control do I have? On paper, I lost over $20,000 in the last three days. My pensions will get me through the basics, but what if something catastrophic happens? And I don't have any kids. What about people with families?

There is another set of questions that need to be asked. Where is the money for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AIG and the others coming from? Most of the money Tsar George Bushanov and his Duma are using for the war in Iraq is coming from China and being sent directly to the Middle East. The United States has become nothing more than a money launderer.


How much of the reserves has been used with nobody's knowledge? Have they been raided? Has the funding of major programs been used for things other than what they are intended?

There are too many unanswered questions. What scares me more are the questions that haven't even been asked, because we don't even know what they are yet.

The election campaign is going nowhere. Neither side, as far as I'm concerned, is really addressing what's happening. Mcpain has flopped on all his flips. Obama has been drifting at sea for the last couple of weeks, trying to make an innovative primary campaign into what the liberal wing of the Democrats wants and afraid that maybe the beliefs he espoused won't work in a national way.

The way I'm thinking right now is that there is fear that there will be a Democratic president. There is fear that there won't be a Democratic president. When given a choice, the American electorate goes with what they know rather than what they don't.

Hey, it's time to s*** or get off the pot.


found this over at BETTER PROJECTS. it reminds me of a lot of things - the war, the economy, the election, the government, etc, etc, etc...., but most of all it reminds me of where i used to work - in schools...

on my desk in my office, i had a miniature orange traffic cone that said,

Getting anyone to do anything around here is like trying to herd cats.

it's impossible to herd ONE cat let alone a... what do they call a group of cats? i know whales swim in a pod. hmmmmmm?

16 September 2008


this is an email I received from a friend. I don't know where it originated, but it is worth people reading it. I forwarded it to all my friends and thought posting it would help getting it out to more people. if you want, copy and forward it to your friends.

This took some figuring out:

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."

Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig, and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with more than 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.

If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude," with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.

like i said, pass this on if you think your friends or family need clarification about the candidates. it's clear to me who has the pulse on the issues...

15 September 2008

"GOP Vetting Emporium"

this video is from friend's son and daughter-in-law who are great. they are members of a group called PSA - Public Service Administration: Election 2008. Check out the site.

you may recognize Nyima from the show Girlfriends, she had a recurring role one it, and Josh from Second City.

economic mess and the 2008 election...

i have one thing to say about the mess happening with first the housing/mortgage problem and now the financial situation...

if Obama doesn't get on board right now with the catch phrase "Smart Government, not big goverment.", he deserves to lose the election...

well, maybe i have something else to say...

if Mcpain is elected in November, the electorate in the United States deserve what ever happens...

more on my thoughts why later...

now THIS just may be the best blond joke of the year...

A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, 'Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started'

Her boyfriend asks, 'What is it supposed to be when it's finished?'

The blonde says, 'According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster.'

Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puz zle spread all over the table.

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,

'First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to
assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.'

He takes her hand and says, 'Second, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then ...' he said with a deep sigh, . .. . .. . .

'Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.'

Kellogg's corn flakes.jpg

maybe i should start a voting contest to determine the one i've posted is the best this year. i gotta think about it...

monday morning mayhem...

best short joke this year

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.

"Mom," he asked, "Are these my brains?"

"Not yet," she replied.

i can definitely agree that this just may be the best short story of the year...

let's have another beer!!!


In an episode of 'Cheers', Cliff is seated at the bar describing the 'Buffalo Theory' to his buddy Norm. I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this.

"Well you see, Norm, it's like this...A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. "Now, as we know, excessive drinking of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

i think in psychoanalysis they have a more technical name for this theory.

just wait a minute, let me have another beer and i'll think of it...

oh! i don't drink beer. i drink gin. this may take awhile...

The Fly Story...

You have to wait a few moments before it starts.
Just sit back and enjoy,
no scrolling & no clicking...

the fly story.gif

to how many people at work do you want to show this?

have a great week...

14 September 2008

90,000,000,000 gallons

that's how much rain has fallen in Chicago over the last two days! my backyard is totally under water as are all my neighbor's. they say that a large part of it is the combined remnants of Gustav and Ike...

i can't imagine how many gallons have fallen in Texas with Hurricane Ike. it's got to be three to four times that amount.

and still "climate change" is being denied by the psychoceramics who are now running this country.

oh, i forgot. they won't call it "climate change". they invented the term "global warming" in order to specify only one condition that can be denied because it doesn't happen everywhere in the world.

yeah, right...

12 September 2008

more lipstick schtick...

actually, no more lipstick schtick...

here is what really needs to be the focus of the entire political process in this election to dispell the lies and disinformation that mcpain is fomenting.

These people know they are lying; they know that Tsar George lied for the last 8 years; and they know that no one pays any attention to it. They've been getting away with it and they believe that they will continue to get away with it. They decry dirty politics when they think the Dems and the Obama campaign are doing it to them. Remember, it's okay for them to do it though. [yes, i'm going to go back on my first sentence in this post.] Hence, all of the fuss over lipstick, all of the sanctions on Palin's background and family, and all of the talk about change when there is no real change in their talk.

McCain used the pig line on Hillary Clinton. No one said anything or made a big deal about it. The mcpain's utilize all of the rumors about Obama's background still hinting that he's Muslim. Finally, they deploy the defensive tactics of using Obama's focus on change and saying, "It was our idea first."

one more, and maybe the last thing about lipstick. i wonder if any Republican has ever tried putting lipstick on a pig? Something tells me that since they're not elitist they've never tried...

Lipstick on a pig.jpeg
sorry, i love this picture,
though four-strands is not
really fashionable.
it's a bit gaudy...

X-Files pilot episode...

i just re-watched the pilot episode of the X-Files.


though i've seen it before, i never realized that the entire series is capsulized in the pilot episode. Billie Myles is there; smoking man is there; the abduction signs are there; and all of the later connections are all laid out in this episode too.

i have a great appreciation for writing [i did teach it for many years] and seeing this episode again made me realize that beyond the general topics/premises of the series, the writing is so superb that it made people come back for more.

I want to believe xfiles.jpg

again, wow...


this has been touted as the best blond joke ever. i have my doubts, but it is funny and a good way to chuckle into the weekend...

Two blonde girls were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind her and fill the hole in. They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one girl digging a hole, the other girl filling it in again.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, 'I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?'

The hole digger wiped her brow and sighed, 'Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. But today the girl who plants the trees called in sick.'

11 September 2008

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:

Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

oh, wait. i probably shouldn't have quoted this section of Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and The Carpenter". it talks about pigs.

well, it doesn't talk about pigs that wear lipstick.

oh. i did it again.

but Mcpain [the McCain part of Mcpain] used it on Hillary Clinton. his own daughter today said she didn't see any problem with it because she's heard her dad and others use it all the time.

if you listen to the entire comment that Obama made when he used the line, he made absolutely no reference to Mcpain [the Palin part of Mcpain this time]. as a matter of fact the antecedent part of the comment, the part Mcpain's people are leaving out, leaves no doubt to what/whom he was referring.
OBAMA: Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says he's about change, too. Except --- and so I guess his whole angle is, "Watch out, George Bush, except for economic policy, health-care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Karl Rove-style politics. We're really gonna shake things up in Washington." That's not change. That's just calling some --- the same thing, something different. But you know, you can --- you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.
Obama is clearly talking about the fact that McCain is promising the same thing that Tsar George has been doing for the last eight years but calling it change because he's going to do it instead.

and then the kicker immediately after:
"This is a guy who supported George Bush 90% of the time. What does that say about somebody's judgment that they agree with George Bush 90% of the time?...You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,' it's still going to stink".

the change Mcpain is talking about putting into play doesn't include how politics is played. it's still the same tactics used against John Kerry and others. it's attack off the issues; it's confound the voters; it's tell lies long enough you start to believe them; and it's "i will do anything to get what i want and f*** the American people."

and if your interested, Time Magazine has A Brief History Of: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

08 September 2008

politicians are all the same...

i dare you not to laugh while you watch this video of Australian Senator Collins being interviewed about an oiler mishap off the coast of Australia that dumped 20,000 gallons into the ocean...


sure sounds like elected officials that we know, though.

monday morning mayhem...

sometimes it's really important to know how to spell...


I become confused when I hear these terms which reference the word ’service’.

· Internal Revenue ‘Service‘

· U.S. Postal ‘Service’

· Telephone ‘Service’

· Cable TV ‘Service‘

· Civil ‘Service’

· City & County Public ‘Service’

· Customer ‘Service’

This is not what I thought ’service’ meant. But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to ’service’ a few cows.

BAM!!! It all came into perspective.

I now understand what all those ’service’ agencies are doing to us.

I hope you are as enlightened as I am...

Indian lore

Two American Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Red Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave.

'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off h is clothes and ran into the cave.

The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about,. 'Was the other Indian crazy or what?'

The Indian replied 'No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave, they holler 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' into the opening. If they get an answer back, it means there's a beautiful squaw in there waiting for us.

Just then they came upon another cave. The second Indian ran up to the cave, stopped, and hollered, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Immediately, there was the answer. 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' from deep inside.

He also tore off his clothes and ran into the opening.

The Irishman wandered around in the woods alone for a while, and then spied a third large cave. As he looked in amazement at the size of the huge opening, he was thinking, 'Hoo, man! Look at the size of this cave! It is bigger than those the Indians found. There must be some really big, fine women in this cave!'

He stood in front of the opening and hollered with all his might 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Like the others, he then heard an answering call, 'WOOOOOOOOO, WOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOO!' With a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face, he raced into the cave,tearing off his clothes as he ran.

The following day, the headline of the local newspaper read...............


59 days until the election. just this thought can make your week go better...

05 September 2008

Mcpain making the Gore mistake?

Mcpain is making the mistake that Al Gore made in 2000. He is distancing himself from a political legacy and operation that worked - The Bush Dynasty.

Al Gore did the same thing when he distanced himself from the consummate politician - Bill Clinton. IMO the single largest mistake that dull and boring Al made.

Let's hope that the results will be the same.

well, not with the activist justices of SCOTUS making the presidential decision but that he will disenchant the Tsar's base.

let's keep our fingers crossed...


A cannibal was walking through the jungle and came upon a restaurant operated by a fellow cannibal. Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu...

  • Tourist: $5.00
  • Broiled Missionary: $15.00
  • Fried Explorer: $20.00
  • Baked or Grilled Republican: $100.00

The cannibal called the waiter over and asked, "Why such a price difference for the politician?"

The cook replied, "Have you ever tried to clean one? They're so full of shit, it takes all morning.

thank the fates this week is over...

04 September 2008

and of course, there is the GENDER issue...

but, of course, this is the liberal media talking and the mcpain campaign will attack and deny all of it...

it IS about race - part 2...

After my previous post about race playing a part in this election, Pam Spaulding over at Pam's House Blend put up a post that bolsters my concern into the wider political field:
Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland calls Obama 'uppity'
"Just from what little I've seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they're a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said. Asked to clarify that he used the word "uppity," Westmoreland said, "Uppity, yeah.

I suppose that my first reaction should be, "Well, he's from Georgia. Whatta ya expect?" but that is unconscionable on my part. This would be stooping to his level, and I know people from Georgia who have no inklings like his.

I fear that issues are not going to be the deciding factor in this election. It will be interesting to see if McCain puts himself above the fray in his speech tonight.

and... no, i will not be watching it. i much prefer to read it like i did Palin's. A speech that when read rather than listened to (i have heard parts) is really rather boring and does not deal with any issues or say anything of substance. her lipstick line was amusing but (to be catty) her shade would look better on a pit pull. [she has opened herself up to a lot of hits for that line in the coming two months.]

it IS about race...

I am disappointed by some things I recently heard about people I have known and cared for many years. I must admit that I never expected it and I am wondering if there is an undercurrent that is more prevalent than anyone expects going on in this election cycle.

What I was told is that they are not going to vote for Obama because he is black!

I suppose that I shouldn't be as surprised as I am. I worked in a predominantly African-American public school for many years and also have very close African-American friends who have taken me into their families. I know first hand from them what they sometimes go through and have witnessed myself. I have never had a problem with race or color and that is thanks to the teaching from my parents.

I also thought that most people I know are beyond this. I'm personally hurt by it, but there is nothing I can do about it.

though i am often saying "they'll get over it, and when they do, they'll realize there was nothing to get over in the first place." i don't think that i will be able to get over this. it is truly something that is beyond my comprehension...

01 September 2008

you can't make this stuff up...

from HuffPost.com
Cindy McCain on ABC Today: Palin Has National Security Experience Because Alaska Is Close To Russia

When a Fox News morning host, Steve Doocy, testified to Sarah Palin's national security experience on Friday by saying that her state, Alaska, was so close to Russia, it drew hoots across the media and blogosphere (and even, no doubt, from a few Fox viewers).

This morning, on ABC in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Cindy McCain endorsed this very view.
So you see. It's from the horse's mouth and not just a figment of Fox New's imagination.

bet the Russians wish they never sold Alaska now.

wait... that means since i live close to Lake Michigan i have the experience to sail a 45' catamaran.

oh, i'm not allowed on small boats, only big cruise ships. i fall off... small boats, not cruise ships. they don't let me go near the railings.

monday morning mayhem...

true and real mayhem...

i have friends who live in New Orleans and they have safely evacuated, after working hard to rebuild their lives over the last few years. the sad thing is they were finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

while i totally bemoan the potential devastation and disruption of life in New Orleans, there is something a bit ironic about Hurricane Gustav's timing.

wasn't it one of the right wing-nut ministers who asked that people pray for rain on the Decmocratic nominiee's speech last week in Denvery? [i remember, it was Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family! - Evangelicals asked to pray for rain at Barack Obama nomination]

well, it worked! however, i think their timing was off.

it seems to me there has been a lot of smiting and flooding and vengencing in the wing-nut holy book that they put so much literal faith in that they really can't misinterpret this one.

the rain has come when Tsar George was going to speak at their convention and he decided to cancel his speech because of Gustav hurtling toward New Orleans. in the wake of the second greatest disaster of this administration - Hurricane Katrina - it would seem that someone's prayers have been answered, and it wasn't Focus on the Family's.

it would also seem to me it may be wise for them to think twice about what they pray for. it gives pause to their own catch phrase - "God works in mysterious ways." this time it might not be that mysterious. their god just may be sending the Republicans a very clear message.

me thinks they also should start thinking of building an ark before November 4th...