Saturday, July 31, 2010

Maxine Waters ETHICS CHARGES: Democratic Rep May Face Public Trial


I'm not excusing Waters or Rangel. Hey, if you do the crime .. you do the time. But can't we get a little .. just a little enthusiasm for Obama to investigate the Bush crimes? I mean Waters and Rangel were over a little bit of money .. nothing compared to say .. oh .. starting a war on false pretenses.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, July 25, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward To RESIGN Before Tuesday: Reports


Reminds me of the Beatles song -

You say yes, I say no.
You say stop and I say go go go, oh no.
You say goodbye and I say hello

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tom Vilsack: Shirley Sherrod Has 'Been Put Through Hell,' Deserves New Job


What is wrong with Obama? I'm starting to think that Blagojevich would make a better president. At least Blagojevich has guts and stands up for his friends.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Learning from the Great Down-Under

I spent many months in Sydney and I think we could learn a thing or two from our across the pond mates. I have to admit that saying I know Australia by living in Sydney is like saying you know the United State by living in New York.

Fair enough I guess, but here it goes.

Australian don't particularly have any fondness for guns. The people who live in rural area have a gun - but it's only out of need. I never met an Aussie who was a gun collector, nor have I ever seen someone armed.
All Australian are required to vote. If you don't vote you're fined by the government. Voting is a requirement

Australia has one of the best health care systems in the world. It's completely universal, meaning that everything from doctors to hospitals is run by the government. I spent some time in a Sydney hospital and the doctors were top notch.

Most Australians I meant were religious and regularly attended church. However, unlike Americans and an Australian would never judge or tell anyone how to worship. It would be the height of bad manners.
The government encourages people to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle. That's why their average lifespan is 82.6 years and our is 77.8 years. There have excellent parks and recreational facilities. They also have some of the best beaches in the world.

Australia honors their veterans. Not only do they have full health care, but there are support facilities and clubs call RSL's.

Most Australians care about the environment. Most believe in global warming. As a matter of fact, most Australians except science as a means of understanding the world.

Australians live and buy local. Sydney which is a large and beautiful city has many local markets and pubs. There are malls and I've purchased and excellent wool jacket at a Target. However, after work many Australians walk to a local pub or shop at a small local market.

Which brings me to the last point. Australians know how to relax. Most businesses give 20 days off plus another 11 (public holidays) off. For a total of 31 days. In the United States you're lucky to get 14 days off.
Now I love the United States and there are some things about Australia that really get on my nerves .. won't discuss them here. That aside, we could really learn from the Aussies. You don't see them protesting in the public parks - with signs that say "Stop Sosalism" (I know Socialism is misspelled) 

Friday, July 16, 2010

BP - the company of I don't know

Do you ever get the feeling that British Petroleum is just exhausted of dealing with us pesky, infernal Americans? We ask so many questions - all we do is nag, nag, nag. And we are too dang sentimental about our beaches and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

As Tony Hayward, Chief Executive of BP said before jetting of to a yacht party in England, "I would like to get my life back." I guess we, Americans are just too much bother and BP is officially done dealing with us.

BP has become the company of "I don't know".

When Hayward was called before congress, he barely would admit he ran the company or that he knew anything about BP. One could almost hear him ask, "What is this BP you speak of?".

-- That left Democrat John Dingell of Michigan, the senior member on the committee, to ask Hayward a series of very specific questions on how much time and money the company saved on Deepwater Horizon as it carried out what many critics have termed  corner-cutting.-- TIME

To which Hayward responded with nothing:

I can't possibly know why the decisions were made [on the rig].
I don't know.
I can't answer the question in that form. I can't recall the number.
I can't answer because I wasn't there.
I'm afraid I can't recall.
I can't recall that either.
That was a decision I was not party to.
I don't know.
I'm afraid I don't know that either.
Henry Waxman, the chairman of the Energy Committee become so infuriated with Hayward's nonresponse-response, Waxman exclaimed, ""I'm just amazed at this testimony . . . you're kicking the can down the road like you have nothing to do with this company." - Truth Out

It has been 85 days since the oil gusher began and about 184 gallons of crude (Yahoo News) have flowed into the ocean like some giant, greasy sea monster. Still BP knows nothing - The company is like Sgt Schultz in Hogan's Heroes - "I see nothing .."

To this day, it seems like BP still has no idea how things get done. Somehow, almost magically, ships arrived at the oil spill site and started doing stuff. How that happened BP is still fuzzy about the details.

BP is even unsure as to who designed the new containment cap or how it was installed over the damaged well. When asked by the Cristian Science Monitor if the rumors were true that a mysterious plumber designed the cap -

BP spokesman Mark Salt says, "There's no way of finding out at the moment" whether Bea's forwarded suggestion from the self-described "lowly plumber" made it into the design. "There's also a good chance that this was already being designed by the time this [tip] came in."

On the other hand, Mr. Salt adds, "I'm sure we've used bits and pieces of suggestions [from the outside] and have picked things out that could be used going forward. - CS Monitor

How can BP not know the origins of how the new cap was designed? If I acted this way with my wife, I would soon be a single man.

Further Reading:

Yahoo News - Now Begins the Wait
TIME - Hayward Doesn't Know
Truth Out - Waxman comment
Democratic Underground - Joe the Plumber fixes BP
Christian Science Monitor- Mystery Plumber

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's up my ninjas

There's a difference between Ninja and Ninjer. Find out what it is.

I wonder what it is for 1/4 Jew?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mr. Karma

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that former Vice President, Dick Cheney underwent major heart surgery where a small pump was placed next to his shrunken, evil heart. The operation was conducted at Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute just  outside of Washington, D.C.

“A few weeks ago, it became clear that I was entering a new phase of the disease when I began to experience increasing congestive heart failure. After a series of recent tests and discussions with my doctors, I decided to take advantage of one of the new technologies available,” - Cheney said.

The implant is usually used to help a failing heart until a heart transplant is needed.

*** My Thoughts ***

As the WSJ reported this device is usually used to keep a person alive until they can get a transplant. I'm not sure this is the case with Cheney. He may be getting the device to prolong his miserable life. But if he is looking for a transplant here are my thoughts:

Cheney is 69 years old and no matter how much I despise him - no one over the age of 65 should be getting a precious heart transplant. I know everyone wants to live as long as possible. I understand the feeling. But the amount of time, resources and unavailability of organs prohibit someone as old and frail as Cheney from getting one.

This is more suitable for a younger and healthier candidate. Cheney has lived a fulfilled life - granted it was full of evil deeds. There are many people who have not had the chance.

Even if he did get a transplant how long would he be expected to live - ten more years at most is my guess.

If you want to know why our healthcare is so expensive, it's because we foolishly spend very expensive treatment on people who it won't improve their condition for a long period of time.

Bad karma prohibits me from commenting further

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glenn Beck's Gal

Meet the new face of the Republican Party. She want the ass-hat supreme, Glenn Beck to run for President. I'm not responsible for any brain viruses.

She might be one of Beck's many wives.

Whoopi Goldberg: Mel Gibson Is Not Racist, He's My Friend


I think it is time to read from the tome of Terrell Owens:

"Like my boy tells me; if it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it is a rat.”

“When I'm around him, he tries to downplay it, like everything is cool, ... But I'm not sure it is.”

“I don't think so and I'm just being honest.”

"I never had any run in with the law."

"Everybody is not going to be squeaky clean."

"I feel like I know it is from my heart and God knows it is for a good cause, it is not necessary to be made public."

"on-the-field heroics will far outweigh any off-field criticism."

"then he needs to get his sense of humor checked."

And those are the wise words for Mel Gibson from our friend and sage TO.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, July 10, 2010

100 of the Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

Be insulted and enjoy ..

Warning Strong Language

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Parking Wars

As I mentioned before I have MS. There are a lot of really bad things about MS but one of the benefits is that I have a handicap placard. So, when it's hot and my muscles are all locking up I get to park close to the nice cool entrance.

Yea for me! However, there is one place I frequent almost every day and almost every day a non-handicap person parks in the handicap zone- usually in the last available space. This forces me to use the parking lot across the street - walking in the 110 degree heat.

Boo for me - right. Okay, I don't mean to rant but this person is a gymnast instructor and her brood of kids are gymnasts. Literally, they come out bouncing, flipping and cartwheeling to their gas guzzling SUV, jump in the car and speed off. They do this almost EVERY DAY!

So, now I've started to take pictures of the offending car. I've provided an examples. See the infidels!! What's worse is her license plate clearly says "*gymnst" and there is her gymnastic school sticker on the window.

When I bring this up to my friends they tell me to report her or call the police. The sad fact is that I am too lazy to do that. Plus, there would be a confrontation and even though I'm in the right - it's just not worth the effort. Why bother? And my other disabled brothers and sisters that park there have remained as silent as me.

So, I sit here drinking a diet Dr. Pepper in a dark room, typing on a computer and simmering in self-hate.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Psychic Octopus Received Death Threats


You know .. you don't have to eat the octopus all at once .. It could take up to 8 days to eat the creature. ... I'm just kidding .. let the cephalopod live - better yet set it free.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bobby Jindal Signs 'Guns-In-Church' Bill Into Law


Things I would rather have in church other than guns: a bucket of frogs, mice, rats, clowns, monkeys, clown monkeys, a dozen camels, a pirate with scurvy, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh kissing in the front pew, Ann Coulter adam's apple, zombies, cheerleaders with rabies, watching Battlefield Earth, Bobby Jindal in a 7-11 uniform, Lindsey Lohan, Satin, satin, Satin in satin and Kenny G.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You With Name Change


Another HP medical hysteria. How exactly does Aspartame mimic MS? Does it create lesions in the brain and spine. Does it cause you to lose your eyesight or hearing? Do you get a drooping foot?

I don't think so. Aspartame may not be the best thing to ingest every day. And of course fruits and other sugars are much better for you, but Aspartame will not ruin your life.

Aspartame Toxicity is an Urban Legend

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Glenn Beck University? Fox News Host Starts Own College


First I do have sympathy for Beck .. His mother has severe depression that caused her to commit murder/suicide and his step-father committed suicide. He got divorced from his first wife because both had severe drug addiction and from his second wife because of his drug addiction and he couldn't handle his son's severe disability. He obviously is bipolar and has admitted he has ADHD. He is a drug addict and an alcoholic. He likes to smoke pot from time to time.

However, I fail to understand why anyone would take him seriously. He's a funny - sometimes scary little clown.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Game of Wife

There's something very wrong with Finland's Wife Carrying Race ..

If you're a Mormon do you have to carry all of your wives?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kobayashi ARRESTED: Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Former Champ Dragged Off By Cops (VIDEO)


Really - over hot dogs .. on the 4th of July ..come on .. what has this country degenerated into?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Does Martha know Blogging

Does Martha Stewart really know what's she talking about? You decide ..

I'm between the Baby Boomer and Generation X. Which means, I did not get my first computer until I was about eighteen years old. Oh sure I had an Atari 2600 and an Intellivision, but the first computer was an Apple II+. There was no consumer Internet back then. But there were bulletin boards and Unix. So, I was familiar with e-mail and blogging before it really got big.

However, my poor parents - who barely know how to operate the DVD player are throughly confused by any new technology. It's hard enough for me to keep up - it took me six months to kind of figure out Twitter. My father still has a very hard time attaching anything to a message. It's sad .. very sad.

Your Parents and the Internet

Friday, July 2, 2010

21 Killed In Massive Mexican Gang Shootout Near US Border


Good thing this has nothing to do with us Americans .. I'm so happy our hands are completely clean of this massacre.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost