Thursday, March 13, 2008

Much Ado About a Re-Do

The Democrats are still wanting a re-do of the Florida primary. Oh, boo-hoo. Florida and Michigan chose to hold their primaries on January 29. The DNC said no, you'll hold it when we tell you to. Florida and Michigan said, "Excuse me? We'll hold our primaries when we choose." When Florida and Michigan wouldn't cave, the DNC got their boxers in a bunch and said "okay, we're not going to seat your delegates at the convention." So there! I think there might have been some tongues sticking out and some "Nyah nyah nah nah naaa!" being said.

If I were a Democratic voter, I would be rip-roaring mad about this debacle. A re-vote is unnecessary and stupid. Democratic voters cast their votes once, why should they do it again? Since the primaries wouldn't count toward delegate count, Obama didn't even appear on the Michigan ballot. Hillary ran in both states. She won Florida outright and won by default in Michigan. Default was by the DNC. (Sorry I couldn't resist.) If Obama wasn't far-sighted enough to appear on the Michigan ballot, or wouldn't stand up to the DNC and was the Party's yes-man, then too bad, so sad. Tells me if he'll cave to Howard's demands, he'll cave to anyone. Hillary should get the delegates.

Now, since the race between Hillary and Obama is so close, Florida and Michigan have become very important. Howard Dean, chairman of the DNC, says a re-do (he says re-vote, but since they're behaving like kids, we'll call it what it is: a re-do or a do-over) has to be done so that voters in Florida and Michigan aren't disenfranchised. But, he won't use DNC money to pay for it. Huh? It's the DNC's fault the votes weren't counted in the first place. If they want a do-over, then let them pay for it. The voters weren't disenfranchised, they voted; it's not their fault the DNC couldn't see beyond getting back at Florida and Michigan for "just saying no".

Karen Thurman, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, suggested a mail-in vote that would cost $10-12 million. I don't see who would pay for it - it was conveniently left out of the article I read, so my guess is the taxpayer would foot the bill.

Howard, if you insist on a re-vote, then you pay for it.
I'm Rich!!

After more than 30 years of working for a living, I find out I'm rich!

According to the Democratic controlled Congress, if you make more than $31,000 a year, you're rich too! And we can expect to be taxed like Bill Gates!

The Democratic Congress apparently voted to not extend the Bush tax cuts after 2010. I didn't get much of a tax cut, I admit, so extending or not the cuts isn't going to effect me much. And, I'm probably in another tax bracket than Bill Gates, so I won't be taxed like him, but make no mistake about it, the Democrats want to take money from you and give it to someone else. Usually to someone who didn't win "life's lottery". Your taxes are going up and don't kid yourself. You think gas prices are high now? Wait until the increase the federal taxes on gas.

Hey, come to thing of it, maybe that's me too, because I've had to work for everything I've gotten all my life. I didn't get a big inheritance when my parents passed away, and didn't get anything when my husband died. I have a high school education, plus some college, and a lifetime of "school of hard knocks" education.

And those who didn't win "life's lottery"? For the most part, they sit on they hind ends moaning and groaning because they don't have the things that other people have. People who went out and got the education or training to get the job or got the jobs and worked hard all their lives to make a living for themselves and their families.

Do you realize that most "poor" people in the US have a higher level of living than most middle class Europeans? Sorry, put in my opinion, anyone who is poor in this country either want to be poor, or are too damn lazy to work to improve their lifestyle. And yes, there are exceptions to every rule so don't tell me I'm being hard on the young single mother who wants to stay home and take care of her kids, or can't find daycare so she can work or doesn't have the skills to find a job. Quite frankly, if she had stayed in school and kept her knees closed, or learned how to say and mean "NO!", she wouldn't be in the situation she's in. Do I feel badly for her? Sure, but not to the point where I want to subsidize her and her kids lives. Send her to school so she can get her GED and get a job? Sure. Get her training so she can get a job? Absolutely. But pay her to stay home until her youngest has graduated from high school or is in jail? No, that should not be the taxpayers responsibility.
Let's not forget about the boys. Obama, David Patterson, Denzel Washington and thousands of others have proven that any young man can improve his lot in life if he wants to. Are you Hispanic? Same thing: too many have proven anyone can live a good life if they want to work for it. In any industry you can name.
Hillary says it takes a village to raise a child. If the village includes teachers, and doctors, and religious leaders, and people who are just leaders, then yes, she's right. But, it takes a parent to raise a child. Someone to instill values and responsibility in the child, not someone who expects the Sunday School teacher, or the school teacher, or the parent down the street to do it.
If a child is raised to be responsible that child won't expect your taxes to be raised so he or she can live off the government dole. Thought I got away from taxes, didn't you?
Cute Bunny Tale

One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail and tripped over a large snake and fell, kerplop! right on his twitchy little nose.

"Oh, please excuse me," said the bunny. "I didn't mean to trip over you, but I'm blind and can't see."

"That's perfectly all right," replied the snake. "To be sure, it was my fault. I didn't mean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you?"

"Well, I really don't know," said the bunny. "I'm blind, and I've never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out."

So the snake felt the bunny all over, and he said, "Well, you're soft, and cuddly, and you have long silky ears, and a little fluffy tail and a dear, twitchy little nose. You must be a bunny rabbit!"

The bunny said, "I can't thank you enough. But, by the way, what kind of animal are you?"

The snake replied that he didn't know either, and the bunny agreed to examine him, and when the bunny was finished, the snake asked, "Well, what kind of an animal am I?"

The bunny had felt the snake all over, and he replied, "You're cold, you're slippery, and you haven't got any balls...You must be a DEMOCRAT!
Retirees Just Wanna Have Fun

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes, and when I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

I said to him, "Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break"? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a "Nazi."

He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a "doughnut eating Gestapo."

He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes.

The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus, and the car that he was putting the tickets on had a bumper sticker that said, "Hillary in ' 08."

I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important to my health.
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 your checks, write, "For smuggling diamonds."
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-through 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 topical sounds 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 the ATM, scream, "I won! I won!"
18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the packing 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. And the final way to keep a health level of insanity - tell your friends about this post!
Hillary's Resume

Hillary Clinton has been telling America that she is the most qualified candidate for President based on her 'record,' which she says includes her eight years in the White House as First Lady --- or 'co-president' --- and her seven years in the Senate.

Here is a reminder of what that record includes:

- As First Lady, Hillary assumed authority over Health Care Reform, a process that cost the taxpayers over $13 million. She told both Bill Bradley and Patrick Moynihan, key votes needed to pass her legislation, that she would 'demonize' anyone who opposed it. But it was opposed; she couldn't even get it to a vote in a Congress controlled by her own party. (And in the next election, her party lost control of both the House and Senate.)

- Hillary assumed authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Her first two recommendations, Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. She then chose Janet Reno. Janet Reno has since been described by Bill himself as 'my worst mistake.'

- Hillary recommended Lani Guanier for head of the Civil Rights Commission. When Guanier's radical views became known, her name had to be withdrawn.

- Hillary recommended her former law partners, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, and William Kennedy for positions in the Justice Department, White House Staff, and the Treasury, respectively. Hubbell was later imprisoned, Foster Committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

- Hillary also recommended a close friend of the Clintons, Craig Livingstone, for the position of director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of up to 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies ('Filegate') and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, Both Hillary and her husband denied knowing him. FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene confirmed, in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 1996, both the drug use and Hillary's involvement in hiring Livingstone. After that the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office, after serving seven presidents for over thirty years.

- In order to open 'slots' in the White House for her friends the Thomasons (to whom millions of dollars in travel contracts could be awarded) Hillary had the entire staff of the White House Travel Office fired; they were reported to the FBI for 'gross mismanagement' and their reputations ruined. After a thirty-month investigation, only one, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime - mixing personal money with White House funds when he cashed checks. The jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

- Another of Hillary's assumed duties was directing the 'bimbo eruption squad' and scandal defense:

* She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit.
* She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about it and later admitting his affairs.
*Then they had to settle with Paula Jones after all.
* And Bill lost his law license for lying to the grand jury
* And Bill was impeached by the House.
* And Hillary almost got herself indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice (she avoided it mostly because she repeated, 'I do not recall', 'I have no recollection ‘and’ I don't know' 56 times under oath).

- Hillary wrote 'It Takes a Village,' demonstrating her Socialist viewpoint.

- Hillary decided to seek election to the Senate in a state she had never lived in. Her husband pardoned FALN terrorists in order to get Latino support and the New Square Hassidim to get Jewish support. Hillary also had Bill pardon her brother's clients, for a small fee, to get financial support.

- Then Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, China, and artwork she had stolen.

- In the campaign for the Senate, Hillary played the 'woman card' by portraying her opponent (Lazio) as a bully picking on her.

- Hillary's husband further protected her by asking the National Archives to withhold from the public until 2012 many records of their time in the White House, including much of Hillary's correspondence and her calendars. (There are ongoing lawsuits to force the release of those records.)

- As the junior Senator from New York, Hillary has passed no major legislation. She has deferred to the senior Senator 'Chuckie' (Schumer) to tend to the needs of New Yorkers, even on the hot issue of medical problems of workersinvolved in the cleanup of Ground Zero after 9/11.

- Hillary's one notable vote; supporting the plan to invade Iraq, she has since disavowed.

Quite a resume. Sounds more like the record of an organized crime mob boss than a presidential candidate.

It is amazing she has made it this far…

What have we come to? Have we lost our minds?

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Officer, this is how the fight started...

I rear-ended the car in front of me. I admit that. It was my fault.

So, we both pull over to the side of the road, and slowly the driver of the car I hit gets out of his car. . and you know how you just-get-sooo-stressed... and life...sometimes life seems like...suddenly funny?

Well, the driver of the car I hit is a DWARF! He gets out of his car and I get out of my car.

He is frowning and scowling and he storms over to me. Right up close to me he looks up in my face and says, "I AM NOT HAPPY!"

And I don't know what possessed me, officer, but I looked down at him and I said, "Well, if you're not Happy -- which one are you?"

....and that's when the fight started...!