Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Rear, people!! Yes Phideaux phalls on the phirst day of the new year, so it has to be extra special, right? I'm sure a lot of you looked like this last night:
I hope you didn't get too snot-faced, though. You never know what might happen:
Have a safe and happy year, my peeps. After all, just 11 months till election day! Then perhaps some sanity can seep back into our lives.
Okay, you've got to read this article
as well. This is really starting to get to me, guys. The worst part of all? Our government, rather than trying to stop the spread of terrorist cancer, is busy covering their own butts
On December 26, two days after Nigerian Omar Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to use underwear packed with plastic explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration.
"The idea was that we'd show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could," says a staffer in the counsel's office. "We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we'd declassify it if necessary."
Doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy? No??
I think my New Year's resolution will be to improve my aim.
If you don't read anything else today, PLEASE READ THIS
. It is so very important that people have this information.
Seems the TSA
had subpoenaed a couple of bloggers to find out where they got the info on the changes to airline security. Naturally, when word got out about the investigation they had to drop it. Seems to me they should put some of that energy into preventing terrorists from getting on the planes in the first place.
is just wrong. Not only is the Pro Bowl a week before
the Super Bowl, but anyone scheduled to play in the Super Bowl is forbidden to play in the Pro Bowl. Why bother to watch if the best aren't going to be allowed to play?
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If you ever get a chance, and have a few hours to spare, try to watch the super-extended-platinum etc version of The Lord of the Rings. Wow! It's like a whole extra movie has been added to it. And there are a lot of holes filled in from the regular extended version. We've only watched the two discs (each)of the three movies so far, but wow! I know I shouldn't have spent the money, but if you know me you know I rarely spend money on myself. It's so much more fun to spend it on other people. So I bought these for myself. I wanted to see what I'd been missing, and I wanted the little statues that came with it. I've got Gollum, and Minis Tirith, and the two tall statue critters on the river in the first movie (I can't remember what they are called). I'm a sucker for stuff like that. I also have Tom Servo and Crow from MST3K. Gotta go. Time to drop the ring in the river of lava!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Well, Christmas is over and it's time for winter leapfrogging. What's that, you ask? Well, that's the only thing that gets me through winter. First you look forward to the Tournament of Roses parade, then you jump to the Super Bowl, leap ahead a couple more weeks to the Daytona 500, and this year we also have the Olympics, then comes March Madness. After that, spring is just around the corner. If not for sports, I don't know how I'd get through winter.
Could someone explain to me how in the whole wide world the takedown of the terrorist on the Detroit flight can be called a success of the safety program? If the bomb hadn't malfunctioned and the other passengers hadn't intervened, the plane would have exploded. The flippin' security screenings detected nothing, even though it has been published that the bomb ingredients are easily detected.
Ladies, if you're like me and don't have a perfect hourglass body (ahem), you've got to try Joe Boxer jammies. OMG I am so comfortable. I like loose clothing and when they say a particular size, they mean it. And they're cheap. I got mine at Kmart for $10 a pair. Flannel jammies. And no, I'm not being paid for advertising or angling for some freebies. Just thought you'd want to know.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Now this is priceless
. Harry Reid, the hypocrite who said conservatives were pro-slavery not so very long ago, now wants to have a "Rodney King" moment. Hah! I know the Rodney King moment I'd like someone to give him, but I don't think he'd appreciate it.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Slightly over one week late, I went to my sister's house in Carthage to drop off Christmas gifts and pick up my own haul. Thanks to all for the jammies, robe, slippers, cookies, gift cards, regular cards, Belsnickle (forgot that in the email, sorry) and lots of love!
Today was also the last day of school before the Christmas break. Of course, thanks to my computer dump I had to rewrite my paper so it didn't get done on time. I'll turn it in tomorrow and take the 10% reduction in grade. It is so difficult to write about things you couldn't possibly care less about, especially when all your research is gone and you have to start over.
Sir Mugley is coughing and sniffing and probably running a fever, but he'd never admit it. I'm gonna try to get him to call the doctor tomorrow, but it won't do any good. The doctor will just say to treat the symptoms. It's going to be a matter of keeping him away from me so I don't catch it as well. We're expecting the grandbabies over on Friday to open their gifts and can't have any illness around to screw it up.
I'm stopping here for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Well, do you feel healthier this morning? No? I can't imagine why. After all, the Senate voted at 1 a.m. Eastern time
to pass the health care fiasco. McCaskill stabbed us all in the back with her yes vote, people. Of course, Sen. Nelson of Nebraska was paid for his vote. Nebraska will not have any increases in their state Medicaid costs; the other 49 will cover it. And Landrieu of Louisiana sold her vote for $3 million! We have got to get these people out of office. They are gonna be the death of us all!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Our phinal Phriday Phideaux dedicated to philms phor kids is actually on Phriday this week! Phirst, a shot phrom Narnia:
And who can phorget the Phox and the Hound:
Phinally, a couple of photos from the Wizard of Oz:
Since Christmas is next Phriday I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas phrom all us phideaux!
is going too far! Perhaps they should try working rather than stealing, then they wouldn't have to worry about being imprisoned.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Due to some unfortunate spamming of my older posts, I have now enabled comment verification on this here blog. If it isn't working properly, e-mail me and let me know. I'm new to this not-being-able-to-trust-people stuff.
Here is the second in the special Phideaux Celebrates the Movies presentation. Why wait until Phriday, right?
It has been totally crazy around here lately. Where to begin?
Just about got all of our Christmas shopping done. We still have to get something for our prodigal granddaughter who we haven't seen in more than a year. I'm hoping I can contact her other grandmother and get the present to her somehow. Her father filed a new restraining order against her mother and now she can have no contact with the child in any form. Which means she cannot come to visit us, because she might run into her mom. ACK!!!
Speaking of her mom, she and Mark have moved out. I didn't think they could hack it. The first time the temperatures got near freezing, they moved in with a friend of theirs. I don't mind, really. They needed their privacy and so did we. She still comes over once a week to clean for me and pick up their mail, and she's still using my car until they get their income tax refund. I am looking forward to my next electric bill (oddly enough). Since they moved in my light bill has more than doubled. It will be interesting to see how much it goes down now. I really can't afford a $250 a month light bill. It will also be interesting to see how they manage now that they have to start paying rent and utility bills.
Next week begins our Christmas break from school. YAY!!
I already know what I'm getting for Christmas from Sir Mugley. I know Zoe
is getting a little sister, and I'm getting a DVD player so I can watch my operas without Sir Mugley pulling out all his hair! He knows not what he's getting, however. I love surprises! We went overboard with our grandchildren this year. Every year they want us to give them a gift card so they can buy their own gifts, but that gets old. This year they get real gifts.
It would probably seem a lot longer, though.
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