Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Questions For The TARP Lineup

To George Bush - Maybe a little too little a little too late to be acting all pissed off at Congress, so why the rush all of a sudden?

To Nancy Pelosi - Was it totally necessary to rub salt in the wounds of people you were trying to get to vote your way? Isn't that a bit childish and churlish?

To Barney Frank - Why be indignant now when you knew we were up to our butts in alligators last summer?

To Barack America - In the past you have stated your pride about your work with ACORN. What is your feeling about how much ACORN is responsible for forcing inner city banks to buy bad mortgages, therefore adding to the current difficulties?

To John McCain - You have stated numerous times in the past that you are against large government so please explain your pressing need to pass the current TARP as it stands?

To Joe Biden - Seriously, FDR was not President when the Market crashed in 1929. Do you ever read anything?

To Sarah Palin - Can you please explain how the Stock Market works?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Why The House Killed The TARP

The Troubled Assets Relief Fund was killed today in the House by a vote of 205-228. Technically, the TARP is not a "bail-out" of Wall Street, it is the authorization of the Federal government to purchase financial instruments that have failed.

The House was expected to pass the Bill today after adding a mortgage insurance securities fund that House Republicans were insisting be added. The simplistic way this crisis has been spoon-fed to the American public caused many Representatives - especially Republicans - to decide against it. Some Republicans claimed calls were coming in from their constituents at a rate of 10-1 against the increased government oversight and intervention.

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt also stated that a dozen or so House Republicans decided to vote against the TARP after an extremely partisan speech by House Speaker Pelosi who blamed the entire crisis on the "failed economic policies" of the last eight years.

Deputy Minority Whip also blamed the House vote on Speaker Pelosi's "failure to lead and failure to listen." It's important to remember that the Democrats have the majority in the House, so they could vote the Republicans out of existence, or at the very least they could've passed this Bill without a single Republican vote.

I would like to have the faith that the House will repair the Bill and get it right. I'm not a big fan of the TARP, but we need to do something. However, I'm not so sure I have the faith in our elected representatives to do anything other than bicker anymore. And I most certainly don't have any faith whatsoever in Nancy Pelosi's ability to guide the House through this or any other mess.

Friday, September 26, 2008

TWIR - Bland Edition

TWIR was scheduled to be an Andy Rooney Edition, but this is no time for comedy.

1. NEW FEATURE - World's Most Stupidest Person In The World Award Hall of Fame now located at the bottom of the page!

2. Last night I dreamed I was a quarterback and I threw a pass to Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch for a first down. Should I be concerned?

3. WAMU failed today. The largest bank failure in history. No one saw this coming? Seriously, it's time to get to work and stop the political tomfoolery in this country.

4. Since I am helping save the country, I would like to be invited over to Richard Fuld's place for dinner. For those of you not as plugged in as I am, Richard Fuld was the $34,000,000 earning CEO of Lehman Brothers.

5. Been a fan of David Letterman for years. I don't watch him anymore. He's become the ignorant relative who thinks he knows what he's talking about when really he's just an annoying dolt who doesn't know when to stop saying the same thing over and over.

6. Joe Biden is freakin' hysterical, yet none of the mainstream media reports on his stupidity because they're all too busy being afraid of a Conservative woman.

7. Barack America is coming out of this current fiscal kerfuffel smelling way better than John McCain. But America hasn't really said anything has he? I like that when he has not a clue he keeps a low profile.

8. The Phillies are up a game over the dreaded Mets. Going to be a tense weekend.

9. I like that Hank Steinbrenner wants to change the playoff format because his team missed the playoffs and Joe Torre's team will make it in.

10. The Saints have like 6 players left who are healthy, but they will still win the Super Bowl this year.

Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

MORE BREAKING NEWS! Biden NOT Smarter Than a Fifth Grader!

Thank God Barack America took my advice and picked Joe Biden! Now, why is this not all over the news?

BREAKING NEWS! Moose More Equal Than Blacks And Jews!

Nancy Pelosi is no longer the World's Most Stupidest Person In The World (WMSPITW) as we now have a new World's Most Stupidest Person In The World Award (WMSPITWA) winner!

Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL) had some interesting things to say today about Sarah Palin. And I quote: “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.” So I've heard a lot of things, and I happen to be a big fan of moose, but to equate moose with human beings, even political poker chip human beings, just seems a bit of a stretch to me.

A former federal judge, Hastings was impeached and removed from the bench in 1989 for perjury and corruption. He won his Congressional seat in 1992.

Historically both Blacks and Jews vote Democrat, but McCain is actively courting the Jewish vote. There are no moose registered to vote in areas where moose live, so it seems unlikely any moose would be concerned with Hastings' statement. I am sure, however, that there are several moose in Alaska who would like to see Governor Palin move to Washington, D.C.


Here's some tings I absolutely know about the economy:
1. Buy low, sell high.
2. Admonitions against all eggs in one basket are true.
3. Saving for a rainy day is good because over the course of a lifetime it rains alot.
4. Have a penny, leave a penny. Need a penny, take a penny. That only works at the deli, everywhere else it's just dumb policy.

I woke up this morning and heard for the first time that we are on the brink of a Great Depression. I hadn't heard this before today.

It's election season, so the first thing I do is question the ethos of everyone who speaks to me, good or bad, about the current economic crisis. Everyone in government lies, all the time, and the media has an agenda that is not always well-intentioned, so it's time to do some independent research. Here's what I learned.

1. Herbert Hoover, a Republican, did not cause the Great Depression he warned about the coming doom, but he exacerbated it by not signing relief legislation.
2. George Bush grinned his way through the past eight years and didn't warn us about the impending disaster, but he is in an ultra-rush to pass legislation. Some would say recklessly.
3. John McCain is grandstanding and using his campaign suspension as the ultimate political advertisement. What great free press! How silly. I want to see them debate right now, at the height of the disaster.
4. Barack America really appears clueless about what to do, yet Warren Buffett, America's cool rich guy is supporting his presidential candidacy. Hmmm, that is most interesting.
5. We are being told Congress has 72 hours to pass a bill or the economy is over. If that is true, why did everyone, Congress, the media, the Bush Administration, wait until we had three days until death? Were they not aware or were they too busy not paying attention?
6. Is it possible that an extended recession right now without a bailout, is preferable to a bailout and it's effects on all of us in the long run?
7. Hey George W....Support the Executive Cap on bonuses. Your explanation that it is no good because people will not want to take the positions and therefore will harm their companies is the stupidest thing you've ever said.
8. Hey Congress and George W....immediately pass severe restrictions on speculators in the oil market. Some analysts say gas will fall to $2.00 immediately. Wow, that would be quite a bailout for all of us.

Hope we're all here tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Laura Linney And Other Knuckleheads

I didn't watch the Emmy Awards. My entertainment time budget is small. The Emmys fall in line just below watching my second dog growl and chase his read-end around the living room. Actually, well below that, because when the second dog finally catches his butt he is the picture of sheer delight and satisfaction, and he actually talks to it. Anyway...

Laura, our country was not formed by community organizers you twit. It was founded by extremely brave and intelligent people who put their lives on the line for most of their adult lives. I thought you would have read John Adams before starring in the mini-series. Obviously your full-scale ability to comprehend big thoughts has been damaged by the bad smell that follows you around and makes you squint all the time.

Isn't anyone bored yet with the sycophancy that masquerades as entertainment in this country? I mean seriously, when did comedians, actors and musicians get so smart about politics that they now have the final word on the subject? It's not that I begrudge anyone a political opinion, but they all seem to have the same opinion and that's not even close to the actual real world the rest of us live in.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oulsham Oil Watch

Oil jumped over $16 / barrel yesterday. Supply and demand? Nope. Now maybe we'll understand that it's not Big Oil squeezing us. It's the speculators and day traders.

Obfuscate, Obfuscate, Obfuscate

Okay, lipstick-wearing-pigs, experience, incest, radical bombers, oldness, blackness, insipidness (Biden), hair styles. We've heard it all, and it's like fun and everything, but what I haven't heard is what people think about the following real problems:

1. Russian expansionism. Like clockwork, Russia goes into these Cossack fits of war-mongering every twenty years. We obviously don't care about Georgia, but to ignore the possible fall of Ukraine and Poland is troublesome. Did you know there are Russian naval vessels in the Caribbean this morning?

2. Venezuelan eco-terrorism. Seriously, Joe Kennedy shills for Chavez and we think it's cute. If previous Administrations thought Fidel Castro was worrisome, just wait until Chavez gets threatened domestically. When he shuts Venezuela down, three or four South American countries will fall in line. I wonder what Euro-Asian country will come to Chavez's aide? Luxembourg? Malaysia? Not likely.

3. The collapse and subsequent nationalization of the capitalist engines in this country. Since the government caused the crisis in the first place why are we now entrusting the government to pull us out by destroying the free-market?

4. Chinese eco-terrorism. Because we're afraid of what we don't understand we've allowed China to inundate our markets with inferior and often unsafe products. The Chinese are either incompetent or evil, but does that matter? Why do we allow our citizens to suffer? Isn't that what government is supposed to do?

5. Nuclear Iran. Seriously. That's not a good thing no matter how you slice it. Talking it out only works on the schoolyard, not when people's lives are threatened on a massive scale.

6. Nuclear North Korea. Mostly a joke, but I'd rather not wait for the flash over Tokyo to be proved wrong.

So, stop with the non-sense. Ignore everything the media and the campaigns throw at us to obfuscate the issues no one wants to deal with but will soon have to. Insist that people who are interviewing with you for the job they want are serious, competent and strong, then go vote.

Friday, September 19, 2008

TWIR - Andy Rooney Edition

Very angry TWIR this week so if we all put our Andy Rooney voices on in our heads it'll be more fun. Ready, set, Rooney...!

1. I'm thrilled that I'll be helping bail-out the greedy bastards who thought nothing of destroying everything in their paths to get rich.

2. How wonderful that Congress and the Bush Administration are all over the banking crisis. Where the hell were they during the last three years when everyone else in the country knew this was coming? I hope they tear their rotator cuffs patting themselves on the back.

3. I wonder why Joe Biden isn't getting the same examination Sarah Palin is getting. Is it because we already know what a terrible person Biden is and we still need to find that out about Palin, or is it something else?

4. I've had the same penny lying on my desk for a month now. I wonder if I will ever spend it. The penny is really a superfluous coin. Why can't they make the nickel be the penny?

5. Didja ever notice weather people never make a big deal when the temperature is below average?

6. I've noticed John Madden is subdued this year. Is it that he is getting old and bored with himself, or is it true that he is really mad at Frank Caliendo and now he's a little embarassed. I hope he's embarassed, but I love him anyway.

7. The New Orleans Saints are this reporter's favorite football team. Let's hope they win it all this year.

8. I like the Philadelphia Phillies and I am happy they are in first place. Didja ever notice that Mets fans are really annoying, kind of like NY Football Giants fans, only with a losing record?

9. As Andy Rooney, I looked at myself on television last week and my eyebrows really frightened me. I'll have to get them trimmed.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Barack America Disses Lindsey Lohan

I know banks are failing and the economy doesn't exist anymore and we're all going to die. I know this. I am aware that all is lost and we, as a country, will never recover. But I have a job to do...

Apparently Barack America's camp turned down an offer from Lindsey Lohan to host a fundraiser. What a diss, man! Lindsey Lohan, one of the most important women in the country not acceptable to Barack America's campaign? Is that McCain commercial still stinging Barack in the eye like when you rub it after cutting up a jalapeno?

Or maybe sexually confused drug addicts who beat on and run over the paparazzi she needs to survive just aren't "Presidential" enough? Ya think?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Impure Cartoon Mouse

Sheikh Muhammed Munajid was quoted last week as saying, "Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases." Asked about Sharia law concerning mice, he went on to say that "[according] to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry?" He concluded by saying the mouse is one of "Satan's soldiers."

As he issued his fatwa on Mickey Mouse, Sheikh Munajid didn't mention his feelings on the video featured below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Let's Talk About Lindsey Lohan

Ms. Lohan has come out strongly against Gov. Palin, and I guess then by default, Sen. McCain. Excellent. By subscribing to the old political adage that you are known by your enemies, the fact that Lindsey Lohan, who is really well-known but wondering how much of her talent she snorted up her nose, has endorsed Barack America is happy news.

While I'm thinking about it...how come Republicans don't go to the Democrat Convention host city and destroy things? And, how come people like Barack America and Joe Biden and NBC News don't come out and say that their supporters who go to Republican Convention host cities and destroy things are in the wrong?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Rick Wright

Sad news on the passing of Richard Wright, Pink Floyd founding member and keyboardist, from cancer today in London.

Rick was 65.

He influenced several generations of musicians with his work both in and out of Floyd. I count myself among them.

Oil Below $92 / Barrel

Just thought you might like to know since this news is barely being reported.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thought For the Day

So, other than being Mickey's girlfriend, what exactly has Minnie Mouse achieved in her life? I know she's into art and has had some guest bits with the gang, but has she ever shouldered an entire feature by herself?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Why It Doesn't Matter Anymore Who Wins In November

And I quote..."I was so dressed up. I mean khaki shorts, and I had on a white babydoll tanktop. and it was cute it had the little pockets, I mean it was really adorable." One of the reasons she was in court was because she knocked over a tombstone while driving through a cemetery.

You see, no one ever told this young lady that being an idiot stops being cute after your 14th birthday. And now I am afraid we have an entire country full of idiot young women whose mom's acted like BFFLs instead of moms. Or, maybe the judge is just picking on her. And quite frankly Ms. Sherrelle Roberts thinks she's all that, but she's not, because in "layman's terms" she was thrown in jail for disregarding the judge not for showing too much leg. Idiot.

So you see, it doesn't matter if McCain or Barack America wins. We're all doomed anyway because you just watched the future of our country.


This issue is brought to you by Barack America for President.

1. I am hoping the Black Hole formed by the 17-mile long particle smasher doesn't decide to come up through the earth at my house. That would suck. Do you think God's particle smasher was longer than 17 miles?

2. My SO asked me this morning to describe the Bush Doctrine. I did better than Gov. Palin did with my answer and that was at 6:45 before breakfast. You'd think Gov. Palin might want to do a little research.

3. Gaito's Restaurant in Galveston, TX is my favorite restaurant in the world. It stands about 100 feet from the Gulf. They've survived bad stuff before, I sincerely hope they have another one in them.

4. The kind folks at the Lone Star Aviation Museum at the Galveston airport actually let me sit in the cockpits of a B-17 and a P-38 - two absolute highlights. I wish them the best this weekend as well.

5. I wish I lived in a country that respected people like Newt Gingrich instead of vilifying them.

6. I am changing Barama's name to Barack America. I know it's longer, but hey, if that's what Joe Biden calls him, well then who am I to disagree?

7. Barack America had an interesting move during his interview with Bill O'Reilly. Every time Barack America tried to make a point he would reach over and touch Bill's knee as if to remind Bill to stay in his place.

8. Go Saints.

9. Joe Biden is the funniest man in America and I would like to personally thank Barack America for picking him over someone who might actually have been a good candidate.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Joe Biden Disses Apu

Seven Years After

To all of the families known and unknown to me, I only wish for peace.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stand Up Chuck

First of all...

Dear Moe-Rons,
The world wasn't going to end the second the CERN Accelerator was fired up. It could take a year before a Black Hole is even formed, and then it could be four years before it swallows the Earth. That's why I'm calling this The Beginning Of The End Of The World Week.
Your Friend,

Maybe our friends in the media would serve us better if they actually did a little reading or something.

Second of all...
On first take, after hearing his audience applaud the line wildly, I took Barama's "Lipstick Pig" line as a direct reference to Palin. After all, the whole lipstick on a pitbull thing is in the current public lexicon. Now, even after the Matt Lauer's of the world have ridiculed and admonished me, I still think Barama's audience took Barama's intent to be a shot at Palin, and Barama made no effort to correct them.

Third of all...
Whenever the word "up" is followed by the word "chuck" I laugh. I can't help it. But never have I gotten the [expletive deleted] chills like I got when I heard those words come out of Joe Biden's mouth...take a lookie why dontcha...

BTW, Senator Graham is confined to a wheelchair.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beginning Of The End Of The World Week Continues

Remember back in caveman days when there was a solar eclipse what would happen to your next-cave-opening neighbors? Anyway, now that man has acquired enough power with his 17-mile tunnel to end the world I am going to share with you things I would never share with you if I thought we might meet again.

Today...Chuck Norris.

1. If you have $10 and Chuck Norris has $10, Chuck has more money than you.
2. There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris' computer. Chuck is always in control.
3. Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
4. Chuck Norris is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.
5. Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
6. Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
7. Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.
8. Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding.
9. Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.
10. When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
11. Chuck Norris’ right and left hands are the only hands that can beat a Royal Flush.
12. Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.
13. Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
14. Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost

and most importantly...

15. America is not a democracy, it's a Chucktatorship.

Monday, September 8, 2008

NEWS ALERT! End Of World Begins Wednesday

The CERN Large Hadron Accelerator will fire up for the first time on Wednesday. Particles will begin going counter-clockwise and will meet a beam of particles going clockwise. When they meet, SMASH!, and all kinds of cool stuff will happen. Some people think mini-black holes will form that may take up to four years to grow in size enough to begin to swallow the Earth. Some say it may begin as a beam of light shooting out of the Indian Ocean. Holy Crap!

This week is officially Beginning Of The End Of The World Week.

The More Things Change...

"Is the present state of the national republic enough? Is virtue the principle of our government? Is honor? Or is ambition and avarice, adulation, baseness, covetousness, the thirst for riches, indifference concerning the means of rising and enriching, the contempt of principle, the spirit of party and of faction the motive and principle that governs?"

Excerpt of a letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush, February 6, 1805. From the book John Adams by David McCullough.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

An Oulsham Restaurant Review

So we went ot PF Chang's last night. Here's how it went down...

The food was good as usual in that mass-produced chain restaurant sort of way, but out here in the swamps of Jersey it's probably the best quality Chinese food we've got, but you didn't come here for a food review.

Our waitress seemed overwhelmed. After about a forty minute wait she refilled a water glass on the table and cheerfully presented that as if she was a surrogate mother for us. The service was deplorable, and in fact after waiting thirty-five minutes for a piece of cake we asked for our check and split. She blamed the wait on the kitchen staff and told us they were, at that moment, getting yelled at. But that's still not what you come here for.

At the table next to us was four generations of women and an extra PANK thrown in for fun. One of the kids was an infant, and I'm not being mean here, but his head was growing faster than his body and he looked like Jerry Lewis. But the big deal was the seven-year old who decided to tap dance while she was waiting for her meal. That's right I said tap dance. And, to make matters worse the other three generations of women thought this was adorable.

I decided to go to the bathroom. In the bathroom was a server who was dancing to the R&B song on the Muzak in front of the mirror. He was mugging for himself and, well, checking himself OUT. He didn't notice me for quite a few moments as I stood behind him staring with utmost incredulity. Tapdancing sisters of Jerry Lewis look-alikes and horrible service is okay, but seriously, the one thing I don't want happening when I go to the Men's Room is a guy dancing in front of the mirror. it's...just...yucky. Call me what you will, but dancing in the bathroom is worse than tapdancing in a restaurant.

Thank you.

Friday, September 5, 2008

TWIR - Extended Version

Let's get right at it...

1. I fell asleep during McCain's speech last night. That was altogether not unexpected. On a scale of captivating speakers, with Mr. DeLuca my 10th grade Geometry teacher at 0 and Hitler at 100, McCain is around 9. Barama is around 75.

2. I don't know about you, but the chants of "USA, USA, USA," whether they be at the Olympics or a political convention make me really uncomfortable. It all gets a little too Reichstag for me, but then again what the hell do I know?

3. Joe Klein (Time) admitted that the media is going after Palin because they are only just now part of the vetting process.

4. Barama was on The O'Reilly Factor last night. He was better than expected, but he's still a hack politician who can only stick to his talking points - regardless of the question. O'Reilly actually did the job a journalist is supposed to do without resorting to guerrilla questioning.

5. "Irregardless" is not a word. And while I'm at it, it's a "moot" point, not a "mute" point. And one more thing, it's "the whole kit and kaboodle" not "the whole kitten kaboodle." You're welcome.

6. I'm playing bass tomorrow night with an Allman Brothers tribute band. This should be fun as I'll be winging it for the most part - it's been a while since I played any of their songs and I was too lazy to practice this week.

7. I did a book signing in Detroit in 2004 and spent most of the day with Kwame Kilpatrick, who was then the new and promising mayor of that pitiful city. He was a really engaging, nice guy and I am really disappointed that he's now nothing more than a corrupt politician who belongs in jail, although unfortunately I guess I'm beyond being shocked anymore.

8. Be prepared for Oulsham to switch back over again to an unanonymous blog.

9. One of our dogs has whooping cough or tuberculosis or something, and quite frankly it's annoying. I mean, I'd actually feel bad if she was lying on the couch with a blanket and a rubber bone, but she's just doing her usual running around, except with this horrible phlegmatic cough.

10. Go Saints!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nobody Doesn't Like Sarah Palin.

Well. That was fun. First of all Mitt Romney disappointed. Then Mike Hukabee was good. Rudy kicked ass in the way only a New Yorker could do - until Sarah Palin came on. It was fun to watch the Media fall all over themselves going ga-ga over her. Joe Biden was as stupefied as I've ever seen him, which is always a treat for me.

It is clear now that the vitriol directed at Ms. Palin by the Media was simply their temper tantrum at not having been part of the vetting process. McCain's people kept her in the Secret Weapon file until the last possible minute, and well, how dare they not include the Katie Courics and Wold Blitzers of the world in running the government and the campaign?

In a brilliant stroke of triangulation (go back to your management studies) McCain is now above the fray, while a smart, witty, tough, experienced and pleasant Sarah Palin is drawing Barama into a fight with her - a fight he cannot win.

She is the strongest, best, and brightest example my generation has produced and I doubt I could have been more impressed with any other Veep candidate. I can't wait to watch the petulant, emotionally unstable Left-wing Barama supporters try to pull their bloomers out of the bunch they're in now.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oulsham Does Andy Rooney (Call Up His Voice In Your Head)

1. If you didn't see Fred Thompson's speech last night, you missed out. He was captivating and on fire. He really made me lament the fact that he got in the race too late.

2. Didja ever notice how the news people always show the Republicans acting like buffoons but they never show the Democrats doing the same?

3. Didja ever notice how all the attention is on Sarah Palin and nobody is talking about Joe Biden? Joe Biden is a complete tool so it stands to reason that the Fourth Estate needs to obfuscate this fact by tearing apart a conservative woman.

4. Remember when Joe Biden wanted to divide Iraq into three distinct ethnic regions, thinking that would solve the problems over there? I think Joe Biden should read a history of the region so he will learn that that is exactly what the British did and that's why we have the problems we have now.

5. Remember when Rick Lazio walked across the stage and gave Hillary that paper to sign? Remember how up in arms we were over his treatment of a woman candidate?

6. My dentist is Russian and last year she really condescended to me about the fact that I was vacationing at Disney. "That's so American," she sniffed. Well, it's better than spending your summer in Georgia and you're so unwelcome you have to bring tanks and troops with you.

7. Remember when sixteen-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears got pregnant and that was okay?

8. Didja ever notice that Barack Obama is really absent of extemporaneous thoughts that actually make sense?

I'm old and crotchety and I'm going to drink a Saspirilla (no really I am) and watch the Republicans make fools of themselves now. I'll be back next week.

This Makes The Attacks On Geraldine Ferraro Seem Tame

The questions being raised about Sarah Palin are bordering on indecent. While she may not be the strongest Veep candidate in the country, she is strong, in fact she is probably stronger than both Obama and Biden in several areas and that is what has got the Left and the Media so thoroughly up in arms. Plus she is an attractive female - so apparently it's okay to attack her in ways men don't get attacked in this country.

Imagine asking a male candidate if he could be a good father and be Veep. The double-standard is as plain as the ears on Obama's head, yet no one seems to care. Imagine making Obama or Biden's under-age children - regardless of their personal circumstance - the number one story and then blaming it on them for not protecting their children! Al Gore's kid is a speed freak but we still believe in Global Warming.

If you're not outraged by the treatment of this woman and her family you need to re-evaluate your stances on a number of issues - equality, privacy, opportunity, chief among them.

The most fun thing I saw this morning was Barack Obama comparing Palin's experience as mayor (ignoring her governorship) to his own executive experience managing his campaign! Idiot. Your personal saviour is now campaigning against the Veep candidate from the other party and he doesn't even know it.

Let this all play out, because there's more to this than the media is allowing you to see.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Observations

Well folks, I hope you all made it through without me. Made the 1063 mile trip in 16 hours 45 minutes. No Pemmican and I found something to replace Mountain Dew...it's called Vault and I only found it in Maryland and Virginia. Several bottles of that got us to North Carolina by 5:00 AM in time for a nasty Waffle House breakfast.

1. It appears that the UK has been overrun with poorly trained and untalented tattoo artists. My God every Brit looked like a refugee from some North Jersey housing development. White people with shaved heads, too much large gold jewelry and many tattoos are hysterical in their attempts to be tough - and I'm just talking about the women.

2. Speaking of people from other countries - they all smoke.

3. Sarah Palin? Interesting on a lot of levels. The Dems can't attack her experience as she is the only one of the four of them with management experience. It's good to have a tie-breaking vote in the Senate that is pro-oil. She's young, McCain is old and they're in the right order, so that's good...Barama has it backwards.

4. YES! Joe Biden. Fantastic! Hehehehehehe.

5. Wolf Blitzer nearly had a stroke trying to contain his excitement over the potential death and destruction from Hurricane Gustav. Sorry, Wolf, things weren't as bad as you hoped.

6. I actually spent a week with the only two teenagers in the world without a sense of entitlement. What a pleasure.

7. Geraldo is an absolute ass. I watched his act live with the whole "amazing rescue" bit. What a jerk.