Monday, January 31, 2005

Got e-mail from my uncle, respectfully replied;

I can't imagine anyone confusing the president with our military members. This seems like a hateful piece of fiction to me. Suggesting that anyone that opposes the war or disagrees with Bush would also call our soldiers "baby killers" is really heinous, don't you think?
Since she couldn't even get the manager of the restaurant to verify her story, I'm thinking it was just a mean little fantasy she had.

and sent the story on it to him and everyone he sent it to.

Got this reply from someone on his list that I don't know;
Thank you for the info on this item. I've seen it before but have been too lazy to check it out. As a 25 yr AF veteran (medical) I opposed the Iraq invasion from the start and concur with Donna's statment.

Saxonburg, PA

Made me feel good so I thought I'd share. So much nicer than being called names.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Short Dickwad List for January
Carlos Ghosn

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee
  • (this guy votes against keeping us safe from terrorist if it means some endandgered birds wil be safe too.)
Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla) -- A dispute with other lawmakers over Amtrak funding had nothing to do with an Oklahoma congressman's loss of his chairmanship of a House Appropriations subcommittee, he said. HarHarHar (that didn't work. I was trying to link to a previous post where I correctly predicted that Istook would have more free time this session.

Freshman Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) whose 1st vote on the Judiciary Committee was in favor of Alberto Gonzales, President Bush's choice for attorney general. Coburn is co-sponsporing an informed consent bill that would require that women going through the excruciating , agonizing ordeal that is abortion, must be informed that a fetus feels pain at 41 days gestation. I assume he will push for fetal anesthesia to be made available in these cases, though I can't find where he may have mentioned that.
I wonder what age a human must become before Coburn stops caring about their pain. Not only stops caring but endorses torture through his vote for Gonzales.
This very important demonstration was kiped from Ricky.

Bush Demonstrates How Social Security Personal Accounts Will Work

"C'mon, c'!"

Friday, January 28, 2005

During a visit to the White House this week by Finance Committee Republicans, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (Maine) told Bush she would be concerned about doing anything that would undermine the guaranteed benefit of Social Security.

"We'll keep you in the open-minded camp," replied the ever-optimistic Bush

And after telling reporters she will oppose the Presidents Social Security Plan;

"I always tell my colleagues that the Founding Fathers had a great idea, and that was checks and balances," she said


Hon, your colleagues listen as well as your president.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I actually love reading other people's meme's. They're interesting if I like the people.
Ricky sent me this one.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer: Not much. I use the laptop to download music and I'm pretty good about deleting it after I burn a CD.

2. The last CD you bought was: We pay for Morpheus so I pretty much make my own. The one I'm listening to now has
Nelly-Country grammar, Ride Wit Me ,E.I
The Staple Singers-I'll Take You There
Janet Jackson-Love You Down
A couple of Jackson 5's
Percy Sledge-Bring it on Home to Me
Shaggy- Mr Lover
Tone Loc- Funky Cold Medina, Wild Thing
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Enya-Ebudae, Book of Days
Simon and Garfunkel- Feelin' Groovy

If there's a theme I'm not inclined to figure out what it is. I did buy the soundtrack from "Garden State" for my daughter, does that count?

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message? Zombie by The Cranberries. It expresses my feelings about 51% of the voters in this country quite well.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
I don't listen often to the first two but they're for my son and daughter respectively;
1."I'll Stand By You", Chrissy Hynde
2."Bridge Over Troubled Water", Simon and Garfunkel
3."Kiss", Prince-It just never fails to light my fire.
"You don't have to be rich
to be by girl.
You don't have to be cool
to rule my world.
Ain't no particular sign
I'm more com-pat-a-ble with.
I just want your extra time and your......

4. "Man in the Mirror", Michael Jackson-It reminds me something I need to be reminded and it makes me dance. No jokes about Michael and changing the man in the mirror please. It's too easy and too sad.

5. "Southern Cross", Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I don't know, it lifts me. It carries me.

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why? Daisy. She's probably already done it but I missed it, and Mary, to get to know her better. The 3rd will go to who ever claims it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

OK, comments are by haloscan. I hope that it is easier for y'all to comment now and I'm sorry I lost all your past comments. If I remember right your comments were along the lines of- 1. you think I'm great- 2. my grandson is the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen and- 3. george w. bush sold his soul to get his job and the entire administration are spawns of satan. And I was in total agreement with you.
"I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly."

Focus on Family provides some comic relief in an otherwise depressing news month.
Also a little education. For instance, I did not know that the homosexual community had a coded language. Did you? I mean, I can imagine there are a few words or phrases a homosexual person might use that I may not be familiar with. Just like with the teen culture, I'm not quite in the loop these days. But I never would have suspected that "Tolerance" and "diversity" could be 'code' words for something heinous.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

If I understand this correctly it means we're going to be a much poorer country.
Didn't Boy Blunder promise to cut the deficit in half this term? Well, don't worry, gw's not worried, he's "feeling pretty good". I can't wait to see the budget.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Thursday, January 20, 2005

New Christian Movement encourages male motorcycle riding and crying a lot. Well, I guess the idea is to imagine yourself a hero and your partner a damsel in distress. That alone would get pretty damn annoying, for the damsel, but they recommend emulating the Brad Pitt character in the movie "Legends of the Fall". Dude, I don't care how good looking you are, if you (a) let me get murdered or (b) cry fuckin constantly, I'm dumping your pansy ass. I laughed through most of that movie because it was so bad (my daughter was 13 and she got so mad at me at first because she was sitting there bawling but, by the eighth time he started crying, she was laughing too). I know a lot of people love it, I'm sorry if you are one of them but please, did he have to cry in every other scene? It was like they really couldn't come up with any dialog, it was too pathetic. "Wild at Heart"? Sounds like 'really annoying crybaby' to me.
So a lot of these guys won't have far to go to achieve it.
I'm dressed in black from my head to my toes. Going out to a seminar/lunch thing in town so I'm sure a couple of people will notice. So what, I know. But I've started doing little things like, when the lady at the post office handed me the stamps with the flag on them I said "Oh," handed them back, and politely and just loud enough for everyone to hear, "I don't want to do anything that gives the impression that I support the current administration. Have you got some birds or flowers?" I got one filthy look, two smiles and one thumbs up. I felt good.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

And I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth.
Sen. Barbara Boxer to Condoleezza Rice.

Barbara Boxer is my hero. Read the whole transcript, it's the feel-good read of the year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Why the hell do they keep calling it the $40 million inauguration when it's going to cost at least twice that? Just giving the DC area federal employees the day off is going to cost $66 million for christsakes. So three years of Homeland Security and this is what we've got to show for it. The president can have a big ass ostentacious party and his friends can feel safe. Here's a few of his friends.

Corporations and trade associations giving $250,000 to become inaugural "underwriters" include:

Altria Corporate Services (parent company of Philip Morris USA)

American Financial (Carl Lindner, owner of the Cincinnati Reds and chairman of Great American Insurance Group and American Financial Group, also gave $1.9 million to pro-Bush groups. His son held a $1.7 million fund-raiser for Bush's re-election campaign.)

Ameriquest Capital Corp. (While unlimited by law, Bush has held his inaugural committee donors to a maximum of $250,000. Still, some have exceeded that with contributions from both a company and its subsidiaries. Marriott Hotels has contributed $750,000 under three corporate names, and Ameriquest Capital Corp. and its subsidiaries have donated $750,000.)

Argent Mortgage Co.


Bank of America Corp. (privatizing Social Security is what they want)

Bristol-Myers Squibb (Bush is against letting us get affordable drugs from Canada, they like that)

ChevronTexaco (wants to drill for oil in Alaska)

Cinergy Corp.

Corporate Capital

Exxon Mobil Corp.

First Data Corp.

Ford Motor Co.

Golden Eagle Industries

Hunt Consolidated

Kojaian Ventures

Long Beach Acceptance Corp.

Marriott International (loves Boy Blunders' guestworker proposal)

Marriott Vacation Club International

National Association of Home Builders

New Energy Corp.

Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Rooney Holdings Inc.

Sallie Mae Inc. ("Student-loan debt collectors have power that would make a mobster envious," )

Southern Co.

Stephens Group Inc.

Strongbow Technologies

The Home Depot

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

Time Warner

Town and Country Credit

United Parcel Service

United Technologies

UST Inc.

The medical and pharmaceutical industry has donated at least $1 million.

Bush also will start with the lowest approval rating of a second-term president in a half-century, at 52 percent.

Monday, January 17, 2005


He's answering the phone.
Everytime we say hello to him now,
he puts his hand up to his ear and talks to us on the 'phone'.
Isn't that cute?


Sunday, January 16, 2005

"It's important for people to know that I'm the president of everybody."

And I sucked this thumb till I was 43 years old.

Friday, January 14, 2005

I think Ricky has a new girlfriend.
He isn't finding a lot to bitch about lately.
When asked if a new Iraqi government asks U.S. troops to leave, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told NPR's Steve Inskeep Thursday
"We would leave. Period. We have said very clearly to the U.S. Congress that if that circumstance exists, then we would leave, period. No qualifications, no weasel words."
No 'weasel words'. Of course Armitage is leaving with Powell and I don't think Condi speaks anything but Weasel.
God, I hope they have those elections and the first thing the newly elected government does is ask us to leave.

For Chasing Daisy's favorite recipe swap.

Long Island Iced Tea

1 part Vodka
1 part Tequila
1 part Rum
1 part Gin
1 part Triple Sec
1 1/2 parts Sweet and Sour Mix
1 splash Coca-Cola

Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

In Michael Chrichton We Trust.

Read this post to see how another Oklahoma Moron is using his power.
Remember back in 2003 when Ernest (R-OK) Istook saw an ad that said "Enjoy better sex! Legalize and tax marijuana" in the Metro?
His response was to push legislation that stripped $92,500 in federal appropriations from the Metro "as a warning to other transit agencies."

"I must assure [sic] that [the Metro] will learn the proper lessons from this experience and will only accept appropriate ads in the future," Istook cautioned.

Then he author's legislation stripping away 1st amendment rights from all Americans. So of course it went to court. Instead of worrying about "frivolous" lawsuits I think g.w. might want to get hold of this frivolous legislation that's been going on since boy blunder came to town. How much time and money was wasted before a Federal Judge told Istook last June that "The government has articulated no legitimate state interest in the suppression of this particular speech other than the fact that it disapproves of the message, an illegitimate and constitutionally impermissible reason."
I think all the elected representatives should have to take Government 101 during their 1st session. That includes boy blunder. (I like that, it rolls off the fingers and the tongue, boy blunder) How much money would have been saved if he had not signed legislation that said if I was 21 weeks pregnant and the baby died I could not have a D and C but would have to suffer labor and delivery of a stillborn or have a hysterectomy. Clinton had vetoed the same Republican sponsored bill twice. What the fuck is up with that anyway? Do they honest to God think women suffer an abortion for sport? Do these people have mother's, sister's, wives? Do they believe there is some alien group of women with no conscious, having abortions so they can fit into their cloths?
Frivolous Legislation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The only U.S. Senator with balls is named Barbara.
When not a single other senator would dare to object to an unfair Presidential Election in 2004, Barbara Boxer stood and objected, joining 31 Democratic members of the House of Representatives.

Well, at least one person stood up and said that the people of the United States deserve to be certain that their vote is being counted. There is no reason why we should not have a paper record of our votes. All of us. The only reason anyone would object to this is that it will make it harder to commit fraud. If your state does not have a paper record of your vote then you should find out why.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Bush Administration uses Tax Payers money to Pay for Illegal Covert Propaganda.
Armstrong Williams contract was part of a $1 million deal with Ketchum that produced "video news releases" designed to look like news reports.

Williams says he wanted to break the law and take our money because he believes in No Child Left Behind.
Bush says, "So Fucking What? I did it with the fake medicare news and what did it get me? Re-elected."

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Media Matters for America has the Top 10 Most Outrageous Statements of 2004 and tons of other intersesting reading. Here's #10

# Jerry Falwell: "And we're going to invite PETA [to "wild game night"] as our special guest, P-E-T-A -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. We want you to come, we're going to give you a top seat there, so you can sit there and suffer. This is one of my special groups, another one's the ACLU, another is the NOW -- the National Order of Witches [sic]. We've got -- I've got a lot of special groups."
I've been a little neglectful. The vines actually took it off the top rail.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Senator Inhofe seems to be in a constate state of "outrage". He certainly keeps me in one. Look at why he voted against the intelligience bill
(Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (S.2845));
"Many people would be outraged to know that there is a 3.5 mile gap in our fence line with Mexico that exists solely to preserve the environment of five birds that are protected by the Endangered Species Act. The provision in the bill to patch this hole was removed because apparently repairing our border will disturb these five animals."

Inhofe also recently blamed President Bill Clinton for the disaster in Iraq.
"Eight years of Bill Clinton decimated the military to almost half of what it was in 1990," he said during a stop in Muskogee.

And yet 4 years of George Bush hasn't shown any improvement as Inhofe admits;
Inhofe said that during war, the U.S. historically spends 5.7 percent of its gross domestic product on military needs.

"Today it's 3.8 percent," he said. "In order to give us what we need, we'd need to spend 4.5 percent of the GDP on military."

Well why aren't we doing that Senator? Is it because tax cuts for the rich are much more important than protective gear for those "boots on the ground" as you refer to our soldiers?
It looks like it's cold almost everywhere today. The world looks gray from here. I took this in the 1st week of December. These leaves are from one of the Bradford pears in my yard and there's a few wild grapes from a vine some nice bird planted for me.I hope they get bigger next year.
So Republicans were all for changing the ethics rules to save Tom Delay's ass unless... they actually had to vote, in public, on record where all their constituents could see what rats they are. Bend over Tom. Yeah, yeah, I know, it was at your urging that they dropped it. Right. Go sit with Istook.
220 is our unlucky # folks. Now no one will ever be investigated for anything. The new rule will "require a majority vote of the 10-member ethics committee, or agreement by the chairman and the ranking minority member, before a complaint against a House member could be investigated."
Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colo., who presided over Delays admonishment last year had this to say, "It's a bad mistake," and "I assume that I'm going to get booted".
Hey, maybe Istook has some cards or something. Here comes your 4th.
Rep. Christopher Shays of Connecticut sacrificed his rear end by saying, "I think we've lost our minds. The power has gotten into our heads in a way that we're not thinking clearly."
But Delay (who I'm sure has better things in store) used the old 'water is not wet. it's dry.' and that's that. He said, "We didn't weaken the rules; we strengthened the rules,". And that's that.
They cancelled school today. Supposedly they think the weather is going to get bad. I think all the men are too upset about the game to go to work. I look at it the same way I did last year, Thank you Sooners! You gave us what? 11 or 12 really great Saturdays again this year. These game days spent with the family are really the best and I'll miss them till we get to start again in the fall.
Watching my son and daughter-in-law is hilarious sometimes.
She's not into sports at all and she chooses yesterday to say to him, "Don't watch a football game tonight, you're obsessed with football."
Of course he tries to explain to her the significance of this game and she says she can't believe his dad (my husband) took off work to watch a football game. He's asking her if she saved this up all season just so she could suck some of the pleasure out this day when (ignoring him) she picks up her phone, dials and says "Hey, has Dad left for work yet?" Clear as day her stepmom replies, "No. He took off work for the game."

My son is very funny. One day she was filling out an application and she told me she was using me as a reference and asked, "I shouldn't put down mother-in-law for relationship should I?" Without lifting his head from his book my son said "Put Nemesis."

Sunday, January 02, 2005

So I'm wondering what my U.S. Rep Ernest Istook is up to and when I might expect to hear from him when I see that he sent out I'm Sorry cards instead of Happy Holidays this year. It seems he did not want to give Amtrak any money (figures, I love trains), while serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies, but 21 of his fellow republicans voted 1.8 Billion to help out Fear of Flyingers. So Istook cuts funding for all of those guys state projects to offset Amtrak funding.
"Istook's action got the angry reaction one might expect -- according to some reports, Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., and Istook came close to fighting physically."

HA HA HA!! That would have been great! Y'all should punch his lights out you know, he screwed you man! I guess when the democrats have all been screwed you garbage bag assholes have got to start screwing each other. HA!
Republicans will be selecting the committee chairs next month, I'm thinking Istook will have a lot of free time next session.