Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Before we start this week's Phideaux edition, I had to show you this photo. This is a picture of a truck belonging to a taxidermist. Can you imagine the looks you'd get from people driving by:

Okay, here's your Halloween edition of Phriday Phideaux:


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One last thing tonight: Obama has raked in over a half B (!) illion dollars for his campaign, right? So why am I still getting at least two begs for donations a day from his campaign? Enough already!

Somebody please tell me why this is any worse than this?

The first story brings outrage, abject apologies, horror, memories of lynching. Why is that different from the second? It brings memories of witch hunts from medieval times. Is there a time limit? Why is a black effigy worse than a white effigy? When will the difference in the way we treat different races finally stop? Both of these situations are disgusting, and should be dealt with equally harshly. But they won't.

Woo Hoooo!

From me to you, a gift for Halloween.

For my loved ones, if anyone is looking for an appropriate yet extravagant present for me for Christmas, look no further. Just kidding, although I wish I could afford it. There is a big charity auction going on over at Saving Shelter Pets, Inc., a group that rescues pets from shelters before they get the needle. If I had unlimited funds, I would convert our land to run one of those. I love animals, and hate to see them put down just because they can't find a home. Anyway, if you want to bid on one of the items they have available, click the link and you can access the other items through there, or just send them a donation. They do good work and need your help.

My brother-in-law is a fount of information for me, and has sent me this poem to pass on to you all:

Twas The Night Before The Elections

'Twas the night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!

I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys

They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!

He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink

He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!

" On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi"
He screamed at the pairs!

They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

So I leave you to think
On this one final note-

This entry is really family information based, so if you're not into TMI, skip this one. Okay family, I went to the doctor Monday, and I've pulled a muscle in my sacro-iliac area of my back. He recommended heat and stretching and rest. No problem. I also have to make an appointment to have minor surgery on my foot. I had a blood blister that encapsulated and something and something... they have to cut it out. Haven't decided when to do that yet. And now everyone is up to date. The end.

You know, if the news media would report more stories like the following, maybe there wouldn't be such a fatalistic attitude in this country:

New home sales up 2.7 percent last month. Much higher than economists thought.

Dow Jones up nearly 11 percent Tuesday. Second biggest gain EVER.

And yesterday, when I went to the gas station, gas was selling for $2.09 a gallon. This was about the highest in our general area, as Springfield and Joplin both were under $2.00 a gallon. Why aren't these stories being pushed instead of the doom and gloom? Don't they want people to know things are starting to look up? Hmmm?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I thought this was pretty funny. This is a picture of the North American Nebula. The caption at the NASA website reads as follows:
Specifically, in analogy to the Earth-confined continent, the bright part that appears as Central America and Mexico is actually a hot bed of gas, dust, and newly formed stars known as the Cygnus Wall.
Hotbed of gas and dust...yeah, that's about right. It also stated that the North American Nebula can form stars. The parallels are astounding.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Friday, October 24, 2008

I got this from my brother-in-law today and had to share:

A man who just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit. The female blond mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.

The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blond mortician a blank check and she says, "I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing."

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly. She says to the mortician, "Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?"

To her astonishment, the blond mortician presented her with the blank check. "There is no charge," she said.

"No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!" she said.

"Honestly, ma'am," the blond said, "it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice."

"So I just switched the heads."

It's Phriday!! And heeeere we go...

Puppies are so cute with their little puppy teef:

But those puppy teeth grow up to be really sharp:

And this one just because it made me choke on my Sprite:

Don't ya know he's gonna howl!

Thus ends this edition of Phriday Phideaux. See ya next time.

What kind of country are we living in? Has a large segment of the population completely lost their minds?? First we have this story from Florida:
The home of a Central Florida Republican headquarters manager was shot up and damaged over his support of Sen. John McCain, the man told police.
And it gets even worse. Check out this story from Pittsburgh:
Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the robber took $60 from Todd, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim's car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter "B" into her face, Richard said.
When you add these stories to the story I posted about yesterday when the McCain/Palin bus was shot at, and I really worry what's going to happen on election day. Seriously, can we afford to allow this attitude to prevail in the U.S.? But this is what gets me:
The Obama-Biden campaign released a statement, commenting on the attack. The statement said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice."
Where is the condemnation for the action? The outrage that this is going on in his name and for his campaign? At least Obama's competition cared enough to contact the girl to check on her welfare. It's not enough to say "I hope he's arrested", you've got to say "Stop this right now. No campaign is worth someone's life and/or health, and I will not continue if this is the only way I can achieve victory". I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that statement, are you?

UPDATE: It was reported today that the girl who claimed she was attacked and carved up made the whole thing up. Now she says she was driving and looked in the mirror and saw the black eyes and "B" on her cheek, but can't remember how they got there. Okayyy! In addition, the moron at the McCain office who shot his mouth off to the press needs to be stomped into the ground for instigating such a ruckus. The girl is being held in a facility for mental evaluation and has been charged with filing a false report. She could go to prison for two years, and in my opinion, should. Things like this cannot be tolerated. The same thing happened with Susan Smith, who blamed a black man for kidnapping her two little boys, when in reality she had driven her car into a lake with the kids strapped inside, screaming for help. We don't need more gasoline on the fire called race relations.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Okay, who needs a carbon credit? Why go to Al Gore or one of those ripoff places and pay for some, when you can get them for free? Help yourself, and enjoy!

One more political post for today and I'll stop. Sarah Palin will be in Springfield, MO later on today. Looks to be a real hoot, gang. She was originally scheduled to speak at the McDonald Arena on the campus of Missouri State University, but the tickets were gone in a matter of minutes. The organizers, thinking on their feet, have decided to move the event to the humongous parking lot of Bass Pro Shops. We're talking about 3-4 solid blocks of parking lot here. People who have tickets will have choice space for the speech, but everyone is welcome to attend. They will just be a little bit farther away. I only wish I could attend, but I'm sure the parking will be a good distance from the speech area, and I just can't walk it anymore. I've been to Bass Pro Shops and that has to be one of the busiest intersections in central Springfield. I do hope the police have a good number of officers directing traffic through there. Anyway, I'll let you know what I find out about the rally.

Looks like Obama's pretty confident he's going to win, folks. I saw on Drudge today they're already building his platform and seating for the big victory party in Grant Park in Chicago on election night. Of course, if you want a seat, it's gonna cost you bigtime. Even if you are a news outlet. Life is tough. On the other hand, there may still be hope. Check out this report by a couple of twenty-somethings who have done a fair bit of research on Obama. People need to know who they're voting for.

Gee, I didn't hear anything on the news about shots fired at the Straight Talk Express bus, did you? I certainly heard enough for one day about Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe expenses. Lord have mercy, you'd think she robbed the bank to pay for some clothes. It seems to be all the newsheads can talk about. Of course, they paid for all their own clothes as well, right? I thought so. Naturally the RNC is going to give her a clothing allowance. They want their candidates to look their best, don't they? Do you think Barack and Michelle don't have expenses paid by the DNC? If so, you need to go back to school. That money was donated voluntarily in order to get the candidate elected. Would you vote for someone running for President or Vice President if they showed up in sweatpants and old sneakers? All right, then.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm sure by now you've heard about the lawsuit compelling Barack Obama (or whoever he is) to produce his long-version birth certificate among other documents proving he is eligible to run for President. The due date was October 15, 2008. Oops. The Obama people and DNC failed to respond to the court order. According to this blog posting, that's the same as admitting he's not eligible to be our President. Read it for yourself, and let me know what you think.

In honor of Mike Schmidt, I am hereby rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series. Not that I'll be watching. Too boring.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Okay, I got a new meme in the mail from my sister, and have to share it with you all, so consider yourselves tagged:

Grocery store, Gas station, Radio Shack, and the Bank.

Judy, Elaine, Jim, and Bill.

Taco Bell, Sonic, Simon B's, and Home.

Ireland, Scotland, A better house here, and Illinois.

CSI (all of them), NCIS, Survivor, Amazing Race.

Steak, Lobster, Burritos, Homemade Chicken & Noodles.

There ya go, gang. Have fun with it.

We all are.

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Phriday! It's Phideaux! Here we go:

This one is just precious..

Now this is a good doggie!

Looks like Fluffy's little brother, doesn't he/they?

Sir Mugley and I were talking about future dogs last night (I know we said there wouldn't be anymore. What can I do?). We can't agree on breed. He wants another Sheltie but I want a Corgi. Shelties are great dogs, no doubt. But I don't have the energy to keep up with the coat brushing, plus if we move to a smaller place the child wouldn't have a place to run. A corgi wouldn't technically be small enough to be a yapper lap dog, wouldn't bark much and are adorably cute. But then I'd get too attached to it and when it died I'd be a mess all over again. Whichever way we go, it will be a long time after Bandit has gone before we take the leap again.

Well, kinda but not completely right.

What Your Nose Says About You

You are detail oriented and attentive. You are a perfectionist.
You tend to be stubborn. You don't take other people's opinions seriously.
You are helpful and giving. You like cooperating, and you're always willing to lend a hand.
You are pessimistic and cynical. You expect the worst from people.

What Does Your Nose Say About You?

Here is another class act for you, this time from Minnesota.
A man was ticketed for unlawful dumping after admitting to putting dog feces in his neighbor's truck for political reasons. Police Sgt. Jerry Edblad said a 19-year-old St. Cloud man told police he has found small baggies of dog feces in the back of his pickup truck for the past few weeks.
Very mature. Just because he put out a McCain sign. If you're thinking that's just the kind of thing a kid would do, well probably, but not this time.
They confronted the 45-year-old man, who admitted to it and said it was childish.

When police later spoke with the neighbor, Edblad said he told officers he did it because he "hates McCain."
Don'tcha know his family is so proud?

Okay, sports fans. How many of you are thrilled to know that Major League Baseball is willing to change the start time of the World Series game to accommodate Obama's half-hour infomercial? I know I won't be watching it. If I wanted to watch something stupid, I'd watch my husband's Planet of the Apes movies. At least they are somewhat humorous. Seriously, I'll probably watch an opera or something. In Italian. Yeah, that's the ticket. It will make more sense. And no, I don't speak Italian.

Just for the record, my daughter was an "organizer" when she was a teenager. Yeah, I'd look in her room and it would look like a tornado just went through, so I'd tell her to clean it up. Two hours later, I'd look in again, and it would be even worse! I'd say, "What is going on? Why isn't your room any cleaner?"

She would respond, "Mom, I'm getting things organized!" I don't think she ever did get it clean, now that I look back. She just moved to another community.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I got this from my wonderful daughter-in-law and wanted to share it with you all:
A lonely widow, aged 70, decided she wanted to get married again. She put an ad in the local paper that read:


On the second day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she opened the door to see a grey-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair. He had no arms or legs. The old woman said, "You're not really asking me to consider you, are you? Just look at you... you have no legs!"

The old man smiled, "Therefore, I cannot run around on you!"

She snorted. "You don't have any arms, either!"

Again, the old man smiled. "Therefore, I can never beat you!"

She raised an eyebrow and asked intently, "Are you still good in bed?"

The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile and said, "I rang the doorbell, didn't I?

Now this is truly sweet.
A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator's lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn't properly served due to his unlisted home address. State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God.

I can almost picture the scene when this officer realized his tazer wasn't going to work. Like George Carlin said once, "First you say it, then you do it." I know if it were me I'd need clean britches.

This is a pretty good definition of gutsy, in my opinion.

Oh, I almost missed this one. Here is an article showing where the two candidates stand on reinstating the draft and whether women should have to register. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Okay, a few more political notes for today:

A couple in North Kansas City (never, ever, to be confused with Kansas City North) found a $2,300 donation to the Obama campaign on their credit card statement. Problem is, these two registered Republicans made no such contribution. Check those statements carefully, gang.

Didn't the Democrats raise all kinds of stink over President Bush's economic stimulus plan that gave everybody a few hundred bucks? Well, I guess they changed their minds. Nancy Pelosi is now talking about a $300 billion stimulus plan.
The California Democrat envisions a bill that would include new spending on highways and bridges, extended benefits to unemployed workers, aid to cash-strapped states and a tax cut, congressional aides said.
Is it mere coincidence that California and New York are both waiting at the trough for aid? Only last week, her plan only called for $150 billion. Wonder how much she'll want next week?

Finally, a laugh to brighten the rest of your week. This editorial was published in today's Boston Globe. Here's a little bit to whet your curiosity:
Assume that Barack Obama wins the election, as polls show is increasingly likely. The following day, Vice President Cheney should be prevailed upon to resign. Using his powers to designate a successor under the 25th Amendment, President Bush should then appoint, and Congress should confirm, Obama as vice president (just as Richard Nixon appointed Gerald Ford vice president in 1973 when Spiro Agnew resigned). Bush himself should then resign, elevating Obama to the presidency - as Ford became president when Nixon resigned. Obama should then appoint Joe Biden as vice president.
I laughed until I cried. Then I realized they were serious.

I'm just making a few quick notes today. Sir Mugley and I were talking about the election (I know, I know), and we were wondering with all the nasty activities going on, what would happen if whoever is elected were determined to be ineligible to serve (as the latest rumor promotes) or dies before he could take office. Well, I looked it up.

Here's a short excerpt from a book entitled "After the People Vote: Steps in Choosing the President" edited by Walter Berns, American Enterprise Institute. Page 18:

If a candidate nominated by a political party dies or resigns before the date fixed for the choice of presidential electors ( November 6, 1984), the national committee of the affected party will meet and choose a new presidential or vice presidential candidate.

If the death or resignation occurs between November 6 and December 17, the day the electors cast their ballots, the national committee of the party affected would probably proceed as it would if the candidate died or resigned before November 6--assuming there is time to convene the committee. In any event, no legal problem would arise because (leaving aside the question of electors bound by state law to cast a ballot for a named candidate) the electors, under the Constitution, are free to vote for whomever they choose.
This book was published in 1983 or 1984, so the dates are off. This year the Electoral College will vote on December 15.

Something interesting I found out today: it is much more difficult to renew your driver's license in Missouri than it is to register to vote. Seriously. I had to do my license today, and I was required, by law, to provide my birth certificate, social security card and proof of address before they would even consider it. While I was at the health department getting a copy of my birth certificate, I asked what the procedure was to register to vote. I was told a person would need to fill out a one-page form, which would be sent up to the courthouse. The clerk's office would then mail out a voter registration card. That's it. Pathetic.

I'm going to vent now. I'm not going to take the time to link, but I have links if anyone needs them. I am totally pissed off that the "powers that be" are in the tank for one candidate, rather than being impartial as they are supposed to be. We do not live in Russia, Communist China or North Korea, nor any of the repressive Muslim countries, yet one side of the campaign is continuously shouted down and blocked from getting their message out. Young people, who have no real knowledge of history, are trying to convince their elders that they should vote for Hope! Change! for the greater good. College kids are going to Florida to convince their grandparents, and insinuating there would be no more visits unless they comply. The press and television networks are continuously promoting the liberal agenda, and pushing the "bad conservative" notions. Violence is cropping up all over the country, on both sides unfortunately, but only one side is being shown. ACORN is finally getting noticed for their despicable deeds, yet nothing up till now has been done by their benefactor to stop their activities, nor will there be.

Look, a large number of eligible voters this year are under 40 years of age. They have no memory of the Cold War, Vietnam, the Carter years, gas lines and rationing, double-digit inflation, etc. They are being taught history with textbooks that promote John Kerry's version of the Vietnam soldier. This year, students in junior high school are being taught from a literature textbook that has 15 (!) pages on Barack Obama and his "career". Puh-leeze! These kids don't know what it was like, and expect this time around it will be peaches and cream. They are so wrong. If Obama's plans are put into effect, we will be very similar to pre-World War II Europe in political stance, Israel will lose a strong ally (and so will we), and justice will be flushed down the toilet. Teach your children. You are running out of time.

Venting is over for now. Back to work.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's football time again, my peeps. Missouri, currently ranked NUMBER 3 is going up against undefeated Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked number 17. We really need to win this one, team. We've gotta win and stay healthy, because next week we're going up against Texas. They are currently ranked 5th and also undefeated. This week they're playing #1 Oklahoma. It would be super sweet if Texas would defeat Oklahoma and then we could defeat Texas. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Right now I'm barely moving around. It was my turn to shop, so I got up at 4:00 pm (yeah, that's right), and took off. I was originally going to pick up my prescriptions and come home, but I allowed Sir Mugley to know I was going and plans changed. I'm sure you all know the routine: "Hon, since you're going anyway, can you....?" So after the pharmacy, I mailed a package and half dozen letters, went to the Dollar General store to get snacks for him and Bandit (wound up buying candy for myself), then to the Grocery store for more TV dinners and late night snacks. Picked up some lo-fat pringles to go with my tuna sandwiches, and some of those cup o noodles you just put hot water in for him. Then there were the peanuts, raisins, and the puffcorn for him. I got myself some more coffee and some Halloween candy I didn't need. Also picked up some premade salad and grated cheese and toppings. That's about as close to cooking as I get these days, unless you count heating water for coffee and tea. Anyway, after all that my lower back was ready to begin the revolution, even though I'd been holding onto the carts to take off the pressure. But at my last stop, Subway, they didn't have carts. What they did have was a long line waiting for food before the Super Bowl of football tonight. Greenfield and Lockwood, the only two teams in our county, played each other. Unfortunately, Lockwood forgot how to play the game it seems; Greenfield bested them 47-0.

By the time I got out of there, I could hardly move my legs. I was definitely going straight home. Just in time to see the TV go "floom!". The timing couldn't have been better. It was Friday after the banks had closed. Mugley had 30 bucks and about 5 on his credit card. So it turns to Momma agin. OK. I had a little over 260 in cash I'd been planning to deposit on my credit card, which had 173 on it. So I handed them to Sir Mugley and told him, do the best you can without going crazy. And he did. Right up until he decided to take the set swimming. We drained out as much as me could and now we have a fan blowing into it to make sure it's dry when we plug it in. He managed to rip his leg on that nasty tub from knee to ankle and wrenched his back trying to protect the television. I gave him one of my medications for his back so he'd be able to sleep (Don't judge me we take practically the same thing, mine's just a tad bit stronger). So he's sleeping now, and I'm writing this. I'm getting a little anxious about my class that starts Monday. This time it's Economic Theory starting this coming Monday, then the other class, Organizational Theory and Behavior starts on the 20th. Bleck! I have a feeling we'll be "theorizing" about what's been going on in Washington and on Wall Street.

Not me, you goof! I was spayed thirty years ago, cause I know how that happens. We don't know yet, but Sir Mugley and I may be grandparents in about eight months. I'll announce it when I find out one way or the other. Keep your fingers crossed.

Yes, I know it's Caturday, but I'm co-opting it for the Phideaux. We've had a horrible day. Our TV set went "foomp!" and the picture and sound were both gone. Well, anyone who knows us knows that cannot be allowed to stand. So Sir Mugley went to Wally World and bought us a new one for the bedroom. Problem was, the one we had was 21" and the new one was 27" and very heavy. He started to carry it in the house and tripped over a big blue storage tub out in the yard, which happened to be fairly full of water. It broke, but the TV didn't. Then he nearly herniated himself putting it up on the dresser by himself. We're gonna wait until it's completely dry before we plug it in and turn it on. In the meantime, we now have a digital tuner we no longer need. Anyway, on to the Phideaux:

This one looks just like my little Bubba did when we got him. When I first saw this pic, I started to cry because I remembered how he used to climb up my SnugSack to get in my lap and get warm in the winter. Of course, being a lab/chow mix, he got fairly large, but he was still mama's little Bubba. He protected me from everybody. Anyone could come in the yard, but if I went out there, he'd start growling and get between me and whoever was there. But if they were allowed in the house, it was all right in the world again.

Of course, I've gotta take a shot at the cats:

More to come.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

When are they going to finally shut ACORN down? Seriously, they have been the worst about voter fraud and nothing has been done about it. According to this posting, there have been irregularities in Missouri, Nevada, Connecticut, Ohio, Wisconsin, and today we find out that Indiana has joined the list.
According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).

So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!
105 percent! The feds are finally starting to move, having served warrants in Nevada after noticing that the Dallas Cowboys were registered to vote there. Something has got to be done. Obama used to work with ACORN. Why doesn't he say anything about it, or try to stop it?

Now for some Barack Obama news:

Dean Reynolds has been working for CBS for a while. Of course, after they find out about this story, he may be sent to Siberia or worse.

Here is a story by Dan Caplis about how Obama really feels about racial equality. Why is it the only people screaming about race are the Democrats? Personally I couldn't care less if the candidate was pea green with purple polka dots, as long as he or she is qualified for the job. Obama is not. Pea green with purple polka dots, or qualified for the job (thought I better clarify that).

Finally, this is a must read. This is Obama's Universal Voluntary Citizen Service Plan. When I was growing up, being a volunteer meant you were actually voluntary. Not anymore. By this plan, students would be required to volunteer so many hours a year to graduate. School funding would depend on volunteer opportunities and enforcement. And there is much more. Please, if you read nothing else today, read this. Do we really want this in our country? I don't.

If you're gonna be around Middlebury College around October 26 there's going to be the first ever Intercollegiate Quidditch Tournament.
14 College and University Quidditch teams are traveling to Middlebury from around the country and beyond: Princeton, Vassar, Rochester, Louisiana State, University of Washington, McGill, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Chestnut Hill, Carlow, Emerson, and Green Mountain College.

To accompany the day long tournament there will be live entertainment by Middlebury's bands, the flying fists (a student fire-juggling club), a capella, chemistry professors exploding potions, sports announcers, a fully equipped field with bleachers and tents, and tons of food on sale by local Vermont vendors.
To make it even better, admission is free. I wish I were near there, but I'm not. I'd go if I could. Sounds like a blast.

Here's a couple of quick stories floating around regarding Sarah Palin:

Madonna doesn't like her. Well, that's one more thing in Palin's favor.
In her first show in the US on her new tour, Madonna lashed out at the GOP veep wannabe, yelling, says the NY Post, “Sarah Palin can’t come to my party. Sarah Palin can’t come to my show.”
My question is: why would she want to? Who wants to see someone Madonna's age acting like a 20 year old moron? It's time for her to grow up and act her age, including the way she dresses and performs. She's setting a lousy example for her daughter.

Just for the record, we have to stop wearing white now. Not just because it's after Labor Day (I think those rules were abolished anyway), but because wearing white means you're a racist. Does that apply to brides, too?

I'm sorry to say that Claire McCaskill is a senator from Missouri (don't blame me I didn't vote for her). This incident coupled with her devout service to Obama are enough for me to want her out at the first possible moment. There's got to be someone better in this state. My own state representative would be wonderful, if he would run for the job.

This passenger should be locked up for a long time:
BOSTON - Boston police said a passenger who was angry because his flight was delayed tried to get back at the airline by throwing foot powder around the plane. Arthur Nicolson, of Framingham, was arrested Monday after the U.S. Airways flight from Las Vegas landed at Logan International Airport.

The plane's captain told state police that after the plane landed, Nicolson began throwing the white powder and said, "This is what your airline gets for treating me bad."
Why, after 9/11 and the shoe bomber case, would anyone, male or female, be allowed to get on a plane with a container of white powder? That powder could have been anything at all. They confiscate shampoo and mouthwash if the container is a little too large, but 7 oz. of foot powder is just fine and dandy. Sheesh!

Ever since the day Sarah Palin was named V.P. nominee, I have received at least two and as many as four e-mails from the Obama campaign asking for money. Oddly enough, the first one I received today was entitled "Now or never in Missouri". If those are my choices, I'm gonna go with never.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Here's a real winner for ya. A guy down in Flori-duh wanted to have sex with his girlfriend, and when she said no, he shot himself in the arm.. twice. Boy, he really showed her!!

Missouri 52, Nebraska 17

Woo Hoo!! My Tigers kicked some Cornhusker bootay today!! I doubt it will do anything to the polls, but it sure made me feel good. In other Big 12 games:

Kansas 35, Iowa State 33
Oklahoma 49, Baylor 17
Texas Tech 58, Kansas State 28
Texas 38, Colorado 14
Oklahoma State 56, Texas A&M 28

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Because this is my blog, I can post an inside joke to my sisters. Remember a sleepover we had a few years ago? This should jog your memory:
'You're half lesbian?' Eamonn Holmes makes embarrassing TV gaffe as Salma Hayek explains her LEBANESE background

Hopefully, this will be my last post on politics for a while. It's getting old, but I want to make sure everyone has this information:

Here's an article about a new website out there, which is claiming that Barack Obama, the man who championed letting babies die if they are born after a botched abortion, is really militantly pro-life. Give me a break. Going by the RTL agenda, I'm not truly pro-life because I am in favor of the death penalty. But if Obama is pro-life, I'll eat an elephant...raw.

Now that the bailout has passed, the line is beginning to form. California may be requesting a bailout of their own.

And for the latest word on the debate Thursday night, we have Jim Geraghty at National Review, who tells us the list of lies is up to 22, and Rick Moran gives us his pick for the worst of them. Personally I felt the worst one was the fact that, although Biden has served in the Senate for more than thirty years, he has no concept of what Article I of the Constitution is about. Article I pertains to the legislative branch of government, not the executive, which is where the job of vice-president is covered. CNN attempted to fact-check Sarah Palin on Obama's voting record, and proved her right!! And last but certainly not least, we have a video of Hillary Clinton, stating
"It's amazing, you know, she's been thrust into the national spotlight with very little preparation and I think that, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater last night."
Sweet! And that's all of that.

Yeah, I can live with this one:

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Finally! Phriday Phideaux is on Phriday!! Here are this week's selections for your amusement, thanks to the fine peeps at ihasahotdog.com (can you tell I have food on my mind?):

Here's some bad news and good news for ya. Someone has way too much money for their own good. They've given a grant to some scientists in California to determine whether cracking ice in the Arctic is causing polar bears to lose their hearing. I'm not kidding.

The good news: There is a website called Squidoo. They are giving $80,000 to charity between now and October 15. Go to their website and choose a charity. Every click gets that charity $2.00, and this will continue until the deadline or the amount is reached. Go now!

All I'm going to say about the debate is that it could have been better. Biden didn't really lose his train of thought, and Palin wasn't as aggressive as she could have been. I imagine her people were afraid she'd come across as a shrew.

Anyway, Ace was kind enough to list the "inaccuracies" Joe Biden voiced during the debate. Tell your friends.

I've been thinking some more about this "financial crisis" that the Bush Administration is supposed to be responsible for. I was thinking about when it actually started to be noticed by the average American. In July, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to several regulators, expressing his concerns about the stability of IndyBank. Then, for some unknown reason, he decided to make the letter public. This caused a run on the bank which led to its collapse, thus starting the fall of the house of cards.

Wednesday, Democratic Senator Harry Reid made this comment:
"We don't have a lot of leeway on time. One of the individuals in the caucus today talked about a major insurance company. A major insurance company -- one with a name that everyone knows that's on the verge of going bankrupt. That's what this is all about," Reid said prior to the Senate's approval of the $700 billion bailout bill.
Of course, he didn't name the insurance company, and the stock values of life insurance companies fell to the floor.

Now, can someone seriously tell me this isn't political? With a straight face?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Another childhood icon has passed on. House Peters, Jr., the original Mr. Clean, passed away at the age of 92. Rest in peace, sir.

Let's lighten the mood a little bit. At this website, you can look up any day in history and see what the number one song was on that date. Here's what I came up with for myself:
The day I was born - Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley
The day I graduated - You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr
The day of the graduation ceremony - The Streak by Ray Stevens
The day I married - Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
First child born - Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy
Second child born - Night Fever by the Bee Gees
Est. day I was conceived - Memories Are Made Of This by Dean Martin
Well, wasn't that special? It certainly explains a lot.

Okay, I've decided this financial crisis we're in the middle of (WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!) is a lotta hoooey. The original plan set forth by Bernanke and Paulson was all of a page and a half long. The plan passed by the Senate today and headed for the House is 451 pages long and so loaded with pork it would cause Muslims to explode at the mere touch of it. If this is such an emergency, why are there provisions for wool research, wooden arrows for children, Puerto Rican rum, and many, many more? C'mon, Congress!

I have decided that this has all been orchestrated as an election year stunt. The Democrats in the House could have easily passed the bill the other day, yet they did not. They were a mere 23 votes short, yet 90 Democrats voted against it. They didn't need the Republicans to pass the bill, yet they blamed the Republicans for shooting it down.

What really bothers me is conservatives and liberals voting the opposite way on this thing. Rep. Clay of northern Missouri has been a liberal from day one, and is a close friend of Nancy Pelosi, yet he voted against the bill. Rep. Blunt, a leader in the conservative part of the House, voted for the bill.

I say let them crash. Nobody let me off the hook on any of the bills I've had to pay over the years. If I got in over my head I had to get out on my own. Why should people who obviously were never in a position to pay off these loans get off with no repercussions? They never should have been given loans in the first place.

I can't get a loan right now to fix up my house, even though I've lived here 17 years and have never missed a payment. Yet these people currently in foreclosure didn't have a problem getting a loan. It makes me ill.

This country survived worse than this in the past. We will survive this. If we start working together instead of playing politics with the future of our nation.

Somehow I managed to get an A- in my American History class. I think it was a pity grade, because I missed a full week of classes and it's only a nine week course. I am not, however, giving it back. I'm not quite that stupid.

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