Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The rest of this week is going to be really busy for me. I have to go shopping today and have a small assignment due tonight. Friday I must work on my final papers in both classes, which are due on Sunday. Saturday we're having a family reunion in Carthage, so I won't be around to do homework. Then Sunday I'll growl and mutter under my breath because I don't have the work done yet. My saving grace is that the class is in Phoenix and they're two hours behind us. So I have until 2 am Monday morning to get the assignments in. Then I'm off for a couple of weeks until the next block of classes start. All that to say that Phriday Phideaux will be moved up this week to Phursday phor your viewing pleasure. It's the least I can do, and never let it be said I didn't do the least I could do!

First up, a klutz goes in the water:

They're just so happy flappin' in the breeze of the car, aren't they?

Of course, they probably should be more careful when they get older:

But then, that's not the only problem they have when they're older now, is it?

Y'all have a great Autumn weekend now. I'll tell ya all about it when I get back.

And so it begins. The Democratic Secretary of State in Ohio has disqualified thousands of absentee ballots sent in by people voting for John McCain.
The John McCain campaign sent out more than 1 million applications for absentee ballots to Republicans. Each had a line at the top next to a box: "I am a qualified elector."

Brunner sent a memo telling county election officials to reject those applications for absentee ballots if the box was not checked. "Failure to check the box leaves both the applicant and the board of elections without verification that the applicant is a 'qualified elector'," she wrote.

But that's contrary to state law and Brunner doesn't have the authority, according to the lawsuit and an opinion from Hamilton County's Republican Prosecutor Joe Deters.
Wouldn't it be nice to have an election where none of this kind of crap took place?

Folks, I really don't know where I stand on this bailout situation. It is confusing. On one hand, I really don't want to go through a major economic depression, and that's just where the Dems will take us if they don't pass this bailout. On the other hand, I don't think it's fair for all the taxpayers to have to eat the cost of foreclosed mortgages given to people who should never have been approved for the loans in the first place. Nobody is gonna bail me out. Now I understand they've included bad credit card debts, defaulted student loans, and probably a few other types of credit that nobody's gonna be held accountable for. They are even talking about helping foreign banks who hold U.S. mortgages. This sucks. I have lived in my house for 18 years now. I have never (!) missed a single payment. I can't get a home improvement loan to fix the roof, let alone even be considered for a refinance, and we only owe about 7,500 til it's paid off.

One thing I do know is I'm glad McCain suspended his campaign and is going back to work. After all, it is his job to fix this now. I'm sorry Obama had to be called by the President in order to get him back there. I never could have gotten away with that when I was working. My boss didn't have to call and tell me to come to work. I do know that now is the time to find a way to fix this. I would prefer they found an alternative to this monster bailout, but nobody asked me. Whatever they are going to do, they need to settle quickly. We don't need foreign governments looking at us like we can't make a decision as a nation rather than a pack of rabid wombats waiting to tear each other apart. We need to present a united front to our enemies, so they don't see this as a sign of weakness and press their (and our) luck at a time when we might be looking in the other direction.

Here's a little strange news for you: A man in West Virginia was charged with battery on a police officer because he farted at him. I'm not making this up, really.

My sister's son, a senior in high school, and her granddaughter were in an automobile accident on Saturday. The car rolled six times and was totalled. Thank God that Jesus was in the car with them. Kylie wasn't injured physically; in fact, she said it was an adventure. Jeremy was not so lucky, however. His clavicle was fractured in such a way that the sections were too far apart to heal without intervention. His surgery was scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday. I haven't heard yet how it went, and my sister didn't tell me what hospital he was in. For those of you who pray, I'm asking you to remember them in your prayers. Jeremy has had a difficult time growing up, and really doesn't need the aggravation of a broken collar bone. I've had one, and it didn't heal just right. Believe me, I feel it every time it comes up a rain.

Judy, when you read this, email me and let me know where Jeremy is and the phone number. He likes me and I want to keep it that way!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

That's three! 42-21 over Buffalo. Next!

It dawned on me a little while ago that, if I had lived in Biblical times, my staph infection and subsequent shedding would probably have been considered a form of leprosy, and I would have been banished from the community. Glad that didn't happen.

Anybody know if Warner Brothers or whoever is going to be selling the lion hat that Luna Lovegood wears to the quidditch matches? I Want One!!!

I could survive for 28 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor
Well, that sounds about right. I don't think I could fight off a marauding mosquito at this point.

Hi, guys. Missed me? Yeah, right. I know I've missed a couple of Phridays worth of Phideaux's, but I have a good excuse. I got bit by a dirty spider, and the little bleeper gave me a staph infection. I've done a round of antibiotics, and I'm peeling from neck to knees like I've had a really bad sunburn, and it itches to beat all. I'm slathering in body lotion and anti-itch medication, and I missed more than an entire week of classes. When the classes are only nine weeks long, that can put a serious crimp in your grades, believe me. But that's life. I even missed out on celebrating my anniversary, which was Thursday. Oh, well. Not like we were gonna do anything special anyway. When you get to the 32nd, there's not that much left to do, is there? Anyway, I've got three papers due by next Sunday, so I may be a little brief in commenting until then, but I will try to do better.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Phriday already? Time really flies when you're watching politicians scramble, doesn't it? Well, here's this week's Phriday Phideaux for your enjoyment. Again, thanks to ihasahotdog.com for their good work.

You know, I try to stay calm when facing adversity. That's why I seldom read blogs that I know are full of items that will upset me. But there are times you really have to know what kind of garbage they are spewing so it can be counted. At the point where it gets bizarre, that's when it's fun. In the less than 36 hours since our own Sarracuda was proclaimed the Vice Presidential nominee, I have received three requests to support Obama with a donation. Some examples:
1. Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people? With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing. Our convention was different. We gave the stage to everyday Americans who hunger for change and stepped up to make phone calls, knock on doors, and raise money in small amounts in their communities.

2. Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed...But worst of all -- and this deserves to be noted -- they insulted the very idea that ordinary people have a role to play in our political process

3. After days of negative attacks -- and no mention of real proposals to fix our economy, get more people health care, or make America safer -- the party that brought you eight years of disastrous policies is asking for four more. Well, not if we have anything to say about it.
I hope they aren't expecting anything from me. Besides contempt, I mean. And that contempt is directed only toward the liberals who are in control of the campaigns and the congress. But don't worry, the lion's share of my vitriol is in storage, waiting for the media.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Just a brief post, since Sir Mugley needs the phone line to do his homework. I'm not saying the Dems are worried or anything, but I do find it interesting that just in the brief time since Sarah Palin made her speech, I have received a total of three (!) requests for donations from the Obama campaign. As if.

That was one very special speech, wasn't it? I laughed, I cried a little, and I pictured a bunch of scenarios going on at the same time: The Democrats are all curled into the fetal position, sucking their thumbs, Hillary is at home, laughing her butt off, etc. One thing I do know for sure: after tonight's speech, there needs to be a couple of name changes. Sarah isn't the barracuda anymore; she's now a cuisinart, and Obama needs to change his name to O'crap! She sliced and diced the Dems, the media and did it with humor and graciousness. Talk about grace under fire! I'm ready to vote.

UPDATE: I just found out that Palin's teleprompter malfunctioned during the first part of her speech. She was winging it, folks! Biden is really gonna have his hands full.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Well, the Tigers won their game against Illinois, 52-42. I didn't watch it, because we don't have cable, but the highlights were fantastic! I can only hope that this year the BCS won't screw them over and put them in a 2nd tier bowl game again. That was just wrong! Yeah, I guess I do occasionally hold a grudge.

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