Tuesday, September 30, 2008

thoughts on the bailout.

"Let's LOAN Wall Street the money -- At the current interest rate of the average American's credit card. I'd say that's probably about 30% right now. I'd buy some stock in America, Inc. with those kinds of returns." -Nate

"Please don't have pity on George and his corporate welfare baby mamas." -Andrew

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"I’m going to try to make this simple. On the Democratic side you have a guy whose campaign has been based on the Internet, who believes America may have something to learn from other countries (like universal health care) and who’s unafraid in 2008 to say he’s a 'proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world.'"

On the Republican side, you have a guy who, in 2008, is just discovering the Net and Google and whose No. 2 is a woman who got a passport last year and believes she understands Russia because Alaska is closer to Siberia than Alabama.

If I were Obama, I’d put it this way: 'Senator McCain, the world you claim to understand is the world of yesterday. A new century demands new thinking. Our country cannot be made fundamentally secure by a man who thought our economy was fundamentally sound.'"

- Roger Cohen

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

this evening, I had the most wonderful conversation with my pharmacist. at the drive-through window. it renewed my faith in humanity a little bit.

in other news, I don't think that The American Way of Life is worth fighting for.

I'm too tired to expand on that thought...just chew on it for a bit.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


(not written by me, obviously...)

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this

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, Bristol, 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=C 2district with over 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 theForeign 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 less 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 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 you're 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.

I'll add one more fact; and your rich heiress wife, became addicted to pain killers that she stole from the charity she volunteered for.

Her explanation; "I was under a lot of pressure, while John was involved in the "Keating Five" trial."

Hummm, wonder what she will do when the real pressure of the White House hits?


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

oh jelly belly.

From an email to a coworker:

"Oh how disappointing to have to throw away so many jelly beans! I could tolerate baby wipes, toothpaste, black pepper, and pencil shavings (definitely my fave of the weird ones), but could NOT tolerate (in order of bad to worst) skunk spray, booger, moldy cheese, ear wax, vomit, and rotten egg. Ewwwww!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I did a google search on the RNC and this is what I saw:

"Pro-abortion Hollywood elites will be descending upon New York City during the Republican National Convention to support the killing of babies via abortion." (rockforlife blog)

now, I'm not a fan of abortion either, but what a way to spin some words...