Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Post Where I Don't Mention Sarah Palin

All week I have been thinking about this bail out for Wall Street mess and how I feel about it. Unfortunately I think it is necessary. But let's all be clear about what this really is. It is welfare. And it's as plain and simple as that. Welfare for those who were just plain greedy and should know better.

Over at, Kelly B hits the nail on the head. Saying everything I wanted to say, but in much, much better English. She is getting her Masters in Professional Writing from CMU, Smarty Pants.

I'm imagining her with her Irish face blotchy red from anger, one hand on her hip and the other index finger pointed at the face of a suit saying:

"So now that the richest among us are receiving it with the full support of the government, I demand that no broke person be given shit for the pittance that they receive. The next time that I pay for groceries with an EBT card, don’t glance at my selections and judge my character. The next time that I go into the hospital and have a baby and use my Medicaid, don’t bitch about “paying for my mistakes.” Don’t get all indignant about your tax dollars and don’t gripe about the irresponsible behavior of “those people.” Because what we’re seeing on Wall Street is the ultimate in irresponsible behavior and it’s not just fucking with the lives of one person or one family, it’s fucking all of us. We’ll pay for it. We’ll fix it because that’s what we need to do. Now hopefully that minuscule percentage of your tax dollar that goes toward social services won’t seem so outrageous. Because it isn’t."

Couldn't have said it better than that Kelly B!
As Har would have said "Hmmph.......guess you told them Briginkel."

I'll write about the debates when I get a chance to watch it again.
Were there two debates on last night by any chance? I swear Ski and I watched two different ones.
Maybe one was a repeat or something. Or maybe they used a split screen using a McCain from a debate 20 years ago.
Just trying to figure out how two people can watch same exact thing on tv and come up with two totally different conclusions.
Did anyone hear Obama specifically say when he became president he was going to invade Afghanistan and Pakistan?
I didn't think so.
And did anyone think that McCain sounded like a crotichey old man who just started rambling random countries to make sure we knew he knew. But ended up sounding like he just studied up on his High School Geography.
I thought so.

McCain should be part of our past instead of our future.

What bugged me most is John McCain didn't give Obama an ounce of respect. While Obama showed what a class act he is and didn't stoop to that level. And it showed.

The part I liked the best is when Obama actually said a few times "Yes John you are right, BUT" and went on to explain his take on the matter. McCain was all like Beavus and Butthead snorting hehe, told you, told you hehe. He totally didn't get it. And he never will.

A few poll numbers and observations by news agencies:

An instant telephone poll by CNN and Opinion Research Corp. after the debate scored a decisive win for Obama among 524 debate watchers. Asked who did the better job, 51 percent said Obama and 38 percent said McCain.

In a CBS News poll, uncommitted voters see Barack as the debate winner. When it comes to the economy, 66% say Barack would make the right decisions versus 42% for McCain.

David Gergen, CNN analyst, said, "McCain needed a clear victory tonight and I think that eluded him.

McCain's problem: Obama's obvious preparation and sharp answers contradicted McCain's frequent claims that the Democrat was uninformed and "didn't understand" key issues

The New York Times editorial board writes that Obama won the discussion of the economy and that McCain seemed out of step with the current moment

Dan Balz, providing analysis for the Washington Post, says there was no knockout punch Meanwhile his colleague Tom Shales sums up the night as 'McCain too nasty

A focus group of 45 voters with an "unmistakenly Republican tilt" believed that Obama won the night handily.

I don't think I need to go on.
Oh God, I pray John McCain goes back to just living off his POW experience. As David Letterman said, "Just give the guy a statue and move on."

One more thought, this past week, as well as during the RNC there were two instances where protesters interrupted campaign speeches. It's pretty telling how each candidate handled the situation.

Obama invited them in to hear what they were saying and maybe they could work the situation out.

McCain made a joke and ridiculed his protesters and everyone laughed and shouted USA. (What did that have to do with anything?)

I guess I don't have to write a whole other post on debates. I inadvertently just wrote it. Oppps.
38 more days and I will leave you all alone!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sarah Palin--Foreign Policy Expert.......Siiiiiiiike!

Ok,I'm tired. I am forcing myself to check e-mails after working 12+ hours today. I am pushing to read one last articles that grabs my attention. It's a story about Sarah Palin, in all her wisdom, telling us we could be facing another depression. Uh, gee thanks Sarah, really glad you pointed that out to us.
So I'm Reading, reading, reading. Then I come to the important stuff where Sarah Palin gets introduced to some of the people from the United Nations General Assembly. I guess now, she can say, hey, I know all about Indians, I saw one once and even talked to one. I can hear it now:
"So tell me Prime Minister Singh, what's the difference between Indians from India and the Cheyenne Indians?"
"President Saakashvili can you see my Christmas lights from your house
But my favorite and this is an actual quote:
At the start of her meeting with Talabani, the governor was overheard saying: "There's plenty to do here, isn't there? Plenty to see.
WTF?????? I can see it now, gently nudging his arm, hey pal, did you do the double deck er bus yet? Don't forget your camera. It's only $45.00.
There was nothing else pressing to discuss with the President of Iraq?????

After reading this, all's I could think of is the time my mom and I went to see "Fried Green Tomatoes" at the Plaza Theater in Bloomfield. It was mothers day and it was just the two of us. We had such a nice time.
We got into the theater and the person at the entrance told us that senior citizens get $1.00 off the price of admission.
Harriet is thrilled that it will be $3.00 for me and $2.00 for her. So we get to out seats. There is a nice couple behind us. Of course she starts talking to them.
(The apple doesn't fall far from the tree)
So she's telling them about the dollar off deal. She looks at the man and asked him if he was over 65. He said yes. She tells him he better go tell them to get his dollar back. He's says no, that's alright. But Harriet won't let it go. Finally the poor man crawls over the five people to get to the isle, goes into the lobby and gets his dollar refunded. It was when he was returning to his seat that she saw his face for the first time. She let out her standard "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" and starts laughing uncontrollably. I'm confused. She finally gets her breath and whispers "I just made .Dr. Starzl go up and demand he get a dollar refund because he is over 65. We laughed through the whole movie. Like Dr. Starzl really needed that dollar.

Don't know why, but that story reminded me of the stupid things Sarah Palin was probably saying to these Heads of States.
And they were probably rolling their eyes the same way Dr. Starzle was at good old Harriet.

Just one other example of some classic reason's they are keeping Lipstick Sarah locked up behind closed doors. The following is from her interview with Katie Couric. Katie is asking Lipstick Sarah about how she thinks Sen McCain led the way for more oversight on Wall Street.

Questioned again for examples, and reminded that McCain had been chairman of the Commerce Committee, Palin said, "I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you."
Yeah, take that Taxi right over to 30 Rock when you find them!

Then there's this excerpt about McCain:
McCain has insisted Palin is ready to take over as president, but he made no mention of including her in the meetings he wants in Washington to deal with the financial crisis.

Yeah Sarah could you just go shoot a caribou or breastfeed that baby or something while I try to fix this mess and pass the blame onto the Democrats.

One more thing, what's with Lipstick Sarah and the corsage's????????

See you all later.
Sorry this is sort of mish-mash. I'm trying to do this fast so I can get to bed.
Good Night.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Caribou Barbie

Caribou Barbie

The Madonna just called to tell me that this is what they are calling Lipstick Sarah inside the beltway.
If this wasn't so serious, it would be funny.

I've been thinking. How did someone with no basic knowledge of fannie mae/Freddie mac get to be governor? Or mayor of a city for that matter. I bet Lukey, our Boy King, at least has a basic understanding.
The only thing I could come up with is maybe you don't have to get a mortgage to purchase an Igloo. Do you?

One more thing, (Isn't there always with me) Why is no one mentioning the Keating Five? This article from 1989. sounds like it could have been written yesterday.

"You won't let anyone forget that you were a prisoner of war. But you have played that tune too long. By now your constant reminders about your war record make you seem like a modern version of Arthur Miller's tragic failure Willy Loman."

How true. I wonder if the man who wrote the article realized John McCain would still be playing the same tune 20 years later. It's starting to sound like a broken record.

Caribou Barbie, too funny.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bible Thumpin' Trailer Trash

Before I start, I just want to say that the title of this post is, hands down, the best description of Lipstick Sarah I've heard so far. It's from none other than Sherri, one of the Anger Management Girls. Who was a life long Republican, by the way.Until she changed to a Democrat before the primary, just so she could vote for Obama.
Bible Thumpin' Trailer Trash. Too funny.
For the rest of this post I will refer to her as BTTT.

OK, so where were we? When last we heard, BTTT is being compared to the Second Coming.
New reports everywhere are saying how woman just love her. They covered her huge homecoming back to Alaska. (I heard all 118 people who live in Alaska showed up)Only joking.
But what you didn't hear was there was another rally in Alaska that day. Please take a minute to read what Mudflats has to say about that rally. Also make sure you check out the video on the blog post. This they say, was the biggest political rally in Alaskan history. Woman against Sarah Palin. HMMMM.

Pretty much every day, my friend Elaine sends me some e-mail about Obama being a Muslim or something on that order. Now the Saint BTTT ones are starting. So today, she sends me this.
Wow, all this going on and she has time to write a book about herself in a week and a half. I wonder if she learned how to write a book that fast while going to one of her six different colleges in six years. I bet it will be right up there with such great literary classics as F. Scott Fitzgerald's' The Great Gatsby, Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, or Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
Come to think of it. It does have one thing in common with these great classics. It's pure FICTION!

Something that isn't fiction. The investigation into Trouper gate. BTTT says she is not going to participate in the investigation. Oh Really Now??? Who do you think you are BTTT? Really. Do you think you are above the law? You are not even Vice President yet. Could you imagine if, God Forbid, she becomes President or Vice President. Richard Nixon will have nothing on her.
Witnesses are also refusing to testify becuse of legal maneuvering and heightened pressure from the Rebublican officials. Bullies. What a bunch of jerks.

So I'm sitting here watching the news. Sorry, but the whole idea of this blog post just shifted. They just had a story on about how some computer hackers got into a Yahoo e-mail account that BTTT used for official business when she was Governor of Alaska. A YAHOO ACCOUNT? For official state business???? And this woman thinks she's qualified enough on the security front? A YAHOO ACCOUNT?????WTF?

Maybe John McCain can let her use his rotary phone. Better yet,they can share a "Party Line" (Please tell me, dear readers, that you all know what a party line is)

Now I'm onto David Letterman on TV. He just said McCain is ruining himself by running for President. He should have just stayed a hero, get a statue. True.
OMG he just said if BTTT were to become Vice President/President, shouldn't the Vice President of the United States have enough common sense to have a five minute conversation with their kids about birth control?

Ooohhhh, I almost forgot. Did anyone know John McCain was a POW.
Just checkin'.
I'm beat and starting to ramble.
Good night.
See you all tomorrow. 'Round 8.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Today is my wedding anniversary.
My husband Dan was the only man I ever fell for who wasn't looking over my shoulder for someone better. Moments before, he was actually talking to my friend, looking over her shoulder at me.Damn, he was so handsome he took my breath away.
We met on New Years Eve. He said he knew I was the woman he was going to marry by Feb 13.I was working for the FBI and considering leaving for the CIA. I had an interview in VA and asked him along. He didn't give me an answer right away and acted weird for a day or two. A few years later,I overheard him telling one of his friends he had to think long and hard before going on that trip because he said he knew if he went with me, he was going to marry me. Here's me thinking he hates me and is avoiding me. When actually he's deciding if he wants to marry me.
So I married him and the fucker went and died.

That, my friends, is why I'm just so damn angry all the time.

It's weird. When your husband dies, no one knows what to do on days like this. So the day came and is now almost over with no fanfare. I didn't even feel like telling my kids what today was.
I never made a big deal about our anniversary when Dan was alive, let alone now that he's dead. We would just head to Elbow Room for dinner or a drink without the kids. Exchange cards. Keeping it low key, so that no one, except my mom and a few others, would acknowledge the day besides us.
I would get flowers. As I did just about every payday for 20 years. He was never much for buying me presents for Birthdays or Christmas. But on the way home from work every other Thursday, he would always stop to get me flowers. I liked that. Much better than any present, as a matter of fact. He had a thing for flowers. On our first anniversary, he looked up the flower of the month to represent each month we were married. Then he went and bought me one of each. That is by far the most romantic present I have ever received. I kept asking him who gave him the idea and he insisted he thought of it himself.
Right before our first anniversary, we had just gotten our first VCR. Remember when they were giant machines that took up the whole top of a TV? So for his first anniversary present I bought him a silent movie from 1915 called Birth of a Nation. Being the Civil War nut, he was so excited. We had to watch it that night. So much for romantic first anniversaries! Yeah, smart girl I am. I buy my new husband a silent movie three hours and seven minutes long and talk through the whole thing because I was bored to death. He was ready to kill me.
Can't believe we had a second anniversary, let alone 19 more before he died.
Happy Anniversary Dan, self proclaimed Prince of Ireland.

I'll get back to political stuff tomorrow.

Friday, September 12, 2008

What's the matter John McCain, having trouble sleeping?

Ya know, I never disliked John McCain. I probably would have voted for him four years ago if he would have beaten Dumbo for the Republican nomination.
Even at the start of this election season. I didn't dislike him. I just related to Obama a whole lot more.
Having said that, this man now disgusts me. Talking about selling you soul. How does he sleep?
I am getting worried. Obama better start playing their game. McCain/Pallin surrounded themselves with Bush people. These people are good. Really, really good. Anyone who managed to get Dumbo re-elected four years ago are the best. Think about it. They managed to get our laughing-stalk of a President reelected.
They are beyond good.

And woman out there, don't get offended when they rip into Lipstick Sarah. We gotta have thick skin here. Don't be all "they can't treat a woman like that". They have to drag her through the mud just like they are dragging Obama. Sorry, but they do.
Don't take it personally.

Tony Norman, one of my favorite Post Gazette columnists really says it for me in his column today. Please read.

A few other odds and ends:
Sara Pallin said she knows about Russia because you can see it from Alaska!!!!
I can see the moon, I am going to apply to NASA for a job tomorrow.
It will go something like this:
Me: Hi I want to work here.
NASA: Oh really, while eyeing my resume,I see you have FBI experience here, but unfortunately,we are not hiring right now in our security division.
Me: No, I want to be an astronaut and go to the moon.
NASA: Maam, you don't have the necessary qualifications. Sorry.
ME: (roll of the eyes) Yes I do. I look at the moon every night (well, almost). You can see it right from my backyard. I've been doing it for 50+ years now. Surely, after all that time, I know everything there is to know about the moon. What you don't believe me. Hey, whats that ambulance doing here. Wait, wait, I told you, I can see it. Really I can. I am qualified to go to the moon. I am qualified to work here. Leave me alone Mr. I can get myself into that ambulance. How long does it take to get to Western Psych from here?

What a nut case. And people are loving it.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
She also dared for someone to find evidence of her saying she did not believe in global warming. Saying she's not into it like crazy Al Gore.
Nice. Lots of class Lipstick Sarah.
BTW, they did quote her at least four times saying she didn't believe global warming was caused by humans.
She'll hang herself eventually. Bush's boys have to let her out to play sooner or later. And she's arrogant enough, in a Bill Clinton kind of way, to think she can do whatever she wants.
She'll fall. If they caught the master, they'll catch her.

Oh, I almost forgot. Did anyone know John McCain was a POW?
Just checking.
Also, guess what? They miraculously found long lost tapes of him returning to the USA.
How convenient. I guess his mother finally got around to cleaning out that attic.
Geeze, it's about time. Wonder what else is in that attic, waiting to be found?
Hey Obama, you better go find out. Now, before it's too late. As my basketball coach father taught me, you have to play with people a rung above you to eventually beat them. Play their game, and beat them at it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A New Mule For Sister Sarah

So last we heard, our unofficial mascot, "Matilda the Ass" was pregnant. After faking it for a few years.(we all know a little about that) She finally found a Jack to knock her up
After 14 long months, Matilda finally gave birth to a baby donkey named Eustis. Karen didn't say if it is a boy ass or a girl ass. I am assuming it is a girl since it is called Eustis. Here is baby Eustis after just one hour on this earth.

So that got me wondering, what are boy and girl donkeys called, how long do they live, why are they so stubborn, etc. So then I started thinking of a bunch of other irrelevant donkey questions.
So I thought I'd share a few answers to my questions here, along with some pictures of Matilda and Eustis.

A female donkey is called a Jenny (I wonder why? Really, I do)
A Mule is called a Half Ass. (We know alot of mules, don't we girls?)

A Jack is a male donkey. (Let's see I know Jack......and Jack......and Jack....)
A donkey can live 30+ years.

Donkey's and horses can reproduce. I didn't know this. Ok, so I'm stupid. We didn't have many donkey's in Lawrenceville growing up. Plenty of asses, but no donkey's.
A baby donkey is called a foal.

This next bit of info has nothing to do with anything, I just thought it was funny. Here my favorite quote: Donkeys usually produce singe births, however the birth of twins have been recorded. The only known 'registered' Spotted Ass twins belong to John Conter, the founders of The American Council of Spotted Asses
There you have it. On John Conter's resume, he can proudly state he is the founder of the American Council of Spotted Asses. Wonder if they have Canadian Council of Spotted Asses, or French Council of Spotted Asses. I know there should be a Pittsburgh Council of Spotted Asses because I spot lots of them!

As always when it comes to Matilda, there is a that piece of overhead conversation that just makes you shake your head and chuckle. Taken out of context, when you hear it, you can't help but think, WTF?????
Last weeks gem:(And again, I swear on my husbands grave this is part of an actually AMG conversation)
Matilda gave birth and then immediately went about her business as if nothing happened while her baby flailed about trying to get it's legs.
(What, you thought I was going to let an analogy like THAT go unmentioned. Not on your life!)
See You all tomorrow around 8. Loosen up your singing voices ladies. We are officially welcoming back Sharon from Rhode Island! And you know what that means!

Thanks to my blogger friend Judi for the great picture at the top of this post.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The best part of this following one is the take on Rudy's speech. (about 30 seconds into it.)

They can't possibly be this stupid. Can they????????????
By the way, in case you forgot, did you guys know John McCain was a POW?
Just checking.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hair of the Dog!

Walmart is wondering what's with the run on banana combs. They haven't sold this many outside of trailer parks since 1984.

We are in trouble folks, real trouble if these people get elected.

Did she actually say "Iraq is God's war"????????????I hope I read wrong.

News Flash. Did anyone hear that John McCain was a POW? I just wanted to remind you all in case you forgot. Don't know about you all, but that is the first qualification I look for in selecting a president. That, and being a member of the PTA!

Sorry folks, I just couldn't pass this up!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Just a few comments and observations before I go to bed and forget.
Warning, I am doing this on the fly so some of it might not make much sense. I just couldn't go to bed without venting.

I'm sitting here watching Republican National Convention. I have a confession. I am a Republican. I know, I know, I'm so sorry.
I have mended my ways. Seen the light.
I can't believe I allowed these people to represent me for all these years.

Three things changed my views.
Erin. (She knows)
My place of employment.
And The Madonna.

Having worked in a bank and for the government, I allowed their thinking to mold my views.
I now work for a gay man. Needless to say, my work environment is filled with liberal thinking people who really opened my eyes. It just seemed wrong to judge someone about their lifestyle, esp. when it has nothing to do with you.
Tom, please pick Erin up off the floor.
But seriously, the moral right is neither moral nor right.
I might not agree with a person's lifestyle, but who am I to tell someone I don't even know how to live their life.
The third reason is my sister, "The Madonna". When I was in my Republican mode, she often would ask out loud for anyone to hear, "Eileen, who raised you?"
She finally beat me down.

How about good old Rick Santorum? I'm still praying to my God that one of his kids is gay.

How about Sen. Thompson talking about experience? Wasn't he an actor?

And I hope someday Joe Lieberman trips and falls on the curb while crossing Constitution Ave. and coinsidentially a bunch of Democratic congressman or Senators are behind him, and they just step over him and get the last available table at the executive dining room.

And as GinnyAnn asked, I too am curious. Do you think Sarah Palin had that banana clip she wears for a while, or do you think she ran over to Walmart to buy a new one for her big speech?

If I see or hear one more mention of John McCain and his commitment to country I'm going to scream. Yeah, we know, we know you were a prisoner of war. OK, move forward. Get on with it. Just what are you going to do for me?

Did anyone look around the convention hall? They all looked like clones. Middle aged white people.
America doesn't look like that anymore. Get with it people. That's one of the reasons I never considered moving into the suburbs. Although not everyone is the same, they all look like they are. I never wanted my kids to think for one moment that everyone in this world thinks the same or looks the same as they do--As they do at the Republican convention. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
The Republican world just seems so narrow minded to me. I know my views about the suburbs makes me sound narrow minded, I'm sorry.

The most absurd moment tonight, this woman had a hat with pins all over it saying "I support unwed mothers" Oh really??????????Exactly how? Food stamps? health care? What? I wanted to jump through the tv and ask her exactly how she intends to support all the unwed mothers in this country. Not just the lily white ones, how about the black crack babies mothers who have illegal alien mexican fathers. Yeah, I'll drive them right over and you can "SUPPORT" them.

While I'm at it. How about the location of the blanket that Sarah Pelins daughter had strategically placed over her stomach the other night. How funny.
Then there's my feelings on this, don't you think this family has enough going on right now to get involved in all this.
I think if I were the first dude, I would have had to have a family talk and just say something like: Honey, I know this is a great honor and you would be a great vp and all. And I know it's a chance of a lifetime, but don't you think we have a little too much on our plate right now? This isn't a great time for our family. It's going to be difficult under the best of circumstances. We just had a downs syndrome baby that needs special attention, our daughter is 17, unwed and pregnant, we have a son in Iraq. I just think we should focus on our family right now. I really think we need to come together as a family and get through this difficult year ahead before we put our personal lives and the lives of our children under all this scrutiny. Not to even mention the 17 year old boyfriend and his family.

Finally, last but not least. During George Bush's so called speech tonight he mentioned something about the angry left.

Damn right we're angry pal.