Friday, October 31, 2008

And you think you work with loons?

They dress like this everyday. Seriously. (Barbara, Tina & Roslin)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Raisin' McCain

You'll never guess who I met today!

Doug McCain, one of John McCain's sons. He was traversing Virginia, visiting small-town newspapers that don't publish dailies. He had lunch with my publisher and editor and when my editor said there were a few McCain supporters back at the office, he immediately said, "lets go meet them!" So they did. He was really nice, friendly, and hung around a few minutes even though his "tour" was way behind schedule.

Can't say I've seen any of Obama's family hanging around South Hill, Virginia. Hm.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Drill here, drill now

Here's a great video of the band plus Aaron Tippin performing on Mike Huckabee's show.


What I miss

I don't know if it was his shampoo, cologne or soap, but after my Dad would come back from a shower, all scrubbed clean with damp hair, and take his spot in his chair in the den, he always smelled so good. I loved to hug him then. Every once in a while, I get a faint whiff of that clean smell. I wonder if he's nearby, or if it's just my imagination.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

How to use a door

Why am I continiously and utterly surprised by the inconsiderate-ness of people in general? I should be used to this by now. Apparently a lot of people were raised in caves and have never seen doors before, because they sure don't know how to use them when they get out in public at, say, a hotel. Don't most people know not to go slamming doors at 9 am? And at a hotel, ya know, these fancy-ass doors, they close by themselves, so all it takes to stop one from slamming is to stick your hand out for, like, 2 seconds. OMG! In and out, in and out. What are people doing? Checking the hallway to make sure it's clear? Of what? Running from room to room of everyone who came from work to their conference? They must all work in cubicles too, since they've never used doors before. Or it could just be that by the time they walk the 10 miles from the lobby down the longest freakin' corridor I've ever seen (and I've followed a rock band around, seen lotsa hotels) they were so damn tired, they forgot all about proper public decorum.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Why again are you voting for Obama??

You think people aren't voting for Obama just because he's black when they have NO CLUE what the issues are?! Of all people, Howard Stern, did an experiment. Watch and be afraid.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

You say it's your birthday

My sister Diana celebrated her big 5-0 on Oct. 5. We celebrated our usual way, with filet mignon and family board or card games! Diana looks like a seasoned poker pro. And c'mon, not a day over 49!

Like mother like son. Can you tell they're related? I'm not sure which one takes after the other. Don't ask me where Josh has playing cards at.

We played a card came called Fluxx, which just about describes my life! It's a game where the rules and goals are ever-changing. It's like Schizophrenic Uno.

The food was good (Josh has that grill down to a science, it's a guy-thing, I think) and we had more sauteed mushrooms to go around because 2nd son Jake couldn't make it (everybody but Diana loves those things!)

After awhile, we got tired of being silly with no reason, so we drug out the gallon of Cuervo Gold and tried to remember how to do shots (been a long time, you know). Problem was, no lemons, and no shot glasses. We decided to just forget about the citrus, but check out what we used as shot glasses! Little plastic ketchup cups! Worked in a pinch! It reminded me of taking shots of Nyquil! Now if I can just remember where in the garage my shot glasses are packed up at, we can finish off that bottle one night! Woohoo! My birthday is coming up, you know!


Friday, October 10, 2008

This says it all


Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's mine is yours

Then read this:

Time to clean house

When confronted with Sarah Palin's executive experience, Obama has referenced his managing of his own campaign as significant experience to counter Palin's governor job. Well, read more about Obama's campaign management style from a CBS reporter:

Seeing How The Other Half Lives

From CBS News' Dean Reynolds:

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking.

Read more
How Obama keeps his plane (and his campaign) is a clear indication of how he will keep the White House and America.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Some things are more brilliant than others



Not a song by Fleetwood Mac!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

With friends like these...

Obama's friends:

William Ayers
• Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist

• Inside Obama’s Acorn

• ACORN Vegas Office Raided in Voter Fraud Investigation

Jeremiah Wright

• Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

Tony Rezko

• Q&A: Barack Obama and Tony Rezko

Raila Odinga
• Odinga says Obama is his cousin
• Prospect of Obama victory raises fears
• Book links Obama to massacre of Christians

Franklin Raines
• Palin Adds Fannie Mae Execs to List of Objectionable Obama Associates
• Do Facts Matter?
• Wikipedia

James Johnson
• Barack Obama advisor Jim Johnson quits under fire
• Obama Criticized for Jim Johnson

Ali Abunimah

Arab-American Activist Says Obama Hiding Anti-Israel Stance

Bernardine Dohrn

• Was Bernardine Dohrn the Mentor of Michelle Obama at Sidley Austin?

Marilyn Katz

Marilyn Katz, is she a friend of Obama's?

• Ex SDS Behind Obama’s Anti-War Speech

Dorothy Tillman
• Chicago Connections: Barack Obama, Dorothy Tillman and Tony Rezko
• Will 3rd Ward politics affect Obama's presidential race?

• Obama not in Machine? How about Dorothy Tillman for Alderman

Louis Farrakhan
• Obama's Farrakhan Test
• Michelle Obama and Louis Farrakhan Take on Whitey

Rev. James Meeks
Obama’s Other Bigoted Spiritual Leader (With A Special Appearance By Tony Rezko)

Rashid Khalidi

Obama Worked with Terrorist
• Obama, Ahmadinejad, and Khalidi: An Axis of Evil

George Soros

Soros, Obama, and the Millionaires Exception

George Soros Backs Obama (But Hedges His Bets)

Khalid al Mansour

• Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age

• Who is Khalid al-Mansour?


Don't understand the economic crisis?

Take 10 minutes to get educated.


African mafia?

Okay, if Obama's ties to William Ayers don't bother you (please read the previously posted article on that topic, where the author spent time studying actual documents to prove there is more of a connection than Obama has admitted to) then maybe the Kenyan government connection will bother you. It's not that Obama supports certain people in Kenya. His father was Kenyan, I'd expect him to. It's how he's going about it and the tactics he's supporting that bother me. And the fact that whenever there is any credible question about Obama, his "enforcers" swoop in to bury it.

[WND senior staff reporter Jerome] Corsi was set to show Obama and [Kenya Prime Minister Raila] Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator's visit to Kenya in 2006. He was to claim Obama advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped him raise money in the U.S. for the Kenya presidential campaign.

Corsi was to report Odinga's 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.
– from World Net Daily Dispatch from Kenya

Corsi didn't have time to release this information in a press conference before Kenyan Immigration swooped in and "detained" him. Coincidence? I don't think so.

If this doesn't make you question Obama, then you are in serious need of medical help.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Show me the money

It's called Redistribution of Wealth, and it's something the Democrats have always tried to do. They won't call it that. Biden, in the VP debate, called it "fairness." But it's not really. They're just playing semantics with your money.

Here's the idea:

Obama says everyone in the country who makes less than $250,000 will get a tax break. Everything I've read says it will actually be in the form of a check, like a rebate check. Okay, checks from the government are good (as long as they don't bounce.)

The problem is that about 40% of Americans don't pay taxes, because they don't make enough to be taxed. So you'd think those people obviously would not be included when you go giving rebate checks to taxpayers, right? Wrong!

Obama's plan would give non-taxpayers rebate checks also. That means they'd be getting money back for something they didn't pay out for to begin with. So basically, taxpayers would be giving hand-outs to non-taxpayers.

Biden calls it "fairness." I call it stealing.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Make up your mind

Biden: "The American people have the stomach for success."

Hm. He said that regarding Darfur. Well, what about Iraq? Can we not have success there? No? It goes against your politics. Oh right. I forgot. It has to be politically correct in order for success to happen. Oops. My bad.

Biden: "We will end this war."

He said that regarding Iraq. Well, what about winning it? A win is even in sight. God forbid we win now because then all the Dems that voted against it would be, dare I say it, wrong?!

Fundamental Debate count

The VP debate isn't even over yet, but I've counted 5 (that's five) "fundamental differences" between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. Hm. Each one was said to be the fundamental difference, according to Biden. Can he not count? Or does he just like using four-syllable words?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Straight from the gut.

Here is one take on the bailout crisis. What's scary is that it is frighteningly true.

-from the Daily Gut

See -whenever the economy goes south - we rag on Wall Street. But when we do this - we conveniently forget that these are the actual people who are creating wealth and commerce. Remember - it wasn't the rich who took out crappy loans from dodgy lenders for homes they couldn't afford. It wasn't the rich defaulting on these loans, leaving us with this mess.

Nope- it was the poor who borrowed and never saved. But you can't blame them. One, because you're Satan. And two: It's not really true. It's really the Democrats who are guilty. They not only embraced, but enforced, this phony Robin Hood philosophy -thinking that forcing banks to give loans to meth-heads would make the world a better place. The result? We all went to hell in a three bedroom condo.

And then who suffers? Whoever has their savings and retirement invested in the stock market. Sure, most of us have years to rebound. But what about those people within five years of retiring? Their investments might not have time to bounce back. Nobody seems to be thinking about those people who have paid into the system for 40 years only to lose most of their retirement right when they need it the most. Everyone is too concernced about a bunch of high-risk home buyers who never should have been given home loans to start with. Owning your own home is not the be-all end-all people make it out to be. There is nothing wrong with renting, if that's all you can afford. Needless to say, the high-risk home buyers who have defaulted on loans they never should have been given probably don't have much invested in the stock market.

So as much as I hate, hate, hate bailing out the banking industry, I think a bailout is a good idea, otherwise, we're going to have homeless people or, God forbid, renters, on both sides of the spectrum -- those that should never have been given home loans, and those that are about to lose their retirement savings in the stock market.



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