Thursday, April 23, 2009

In Honor Of Earth Day, Another List

OK, I freely admit I don't blog as much as I should, and I don't come around here as much as I used to (blame Crackbook!), but as I sat here this morning nursing a sore neck (ow) I plowed my way through old e-mails and blog postings and found this little nearly-missed gem from the good folks over at Teh Resistance.

Granted, my Top 8 would have been a Top 10, and my choices probably would have been a bit different (where's Keith Odorman and his yellow teeth???), but I really can't argue with any of THEIR choices, either:

8 Most Obnoxious Hollywood Lefties

Our three main criteria are 1: Advocacy of insane progressive fascism, 2: Overall Obnoxiousness and 3: Hypocrisy. The industry is packed to the rafters with left-wing idiots who roll down the windows of the limos long enough to shout “Eat the rich!” and then drive back to their Malibu beach estates without any conscious awareness of the irony. So, we’ll set aside the washed-up, ineffectual, and blatantly insane for now, and skip straight to Hollywood’s Moonbat A-List.

A fitting post on this day-after-Earth-Day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Yorker Article on the New Stadiums

Nice piece in the New Yorker about the new New York stadiums opening this season:

HOME: New Stadiums For The Yankees and Mets

"There is nothing so revolutionary in Yankee Stadium’s replacement, which opens just to the north, across 161st Street...the new Yankee Stadium, designed by the architectural firm HOK Sport, is effectively an attempt to atone for the brutal 1973 renovation of Ruppert’s building, which removed the historic ambience without adding much in the way of modern amenities. HOK has reincarnated the old stadium, but with clearer sight lines, luxury suites, plenty of places to eat, and, finally, sufficient bathroom facilities."

Hot. And only a few weeks away...woot!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Remebering Ron Silver

RON SILVER SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 62

"Some people have more courage than others. And still other people have dead on guts that make the rest of us seem like terrified guppies in a sea of cowards. That was Ron Silver."

I had the good fortune to meet Ron Silver (ever-so-briefly) at the GOP Convention in 2004. He was about to be interviewed and I was working, so it wasn't anything more than a "hello, nice to meet you" moment - but without any of the contrived brevity you would expect from a celebrity. A sincere moment from a sincere guy. He'll be missed. R.I.P.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

That Damn Filet O Fish Song

I have NO IDEA why this commercial cracks me up - or why this song is stuck in my head - but that's the way it is!



For what it's worth, I HATE the McDonald's Filet O Fish sandwich. Ironic, isn't it?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Stuff I Told People About A Year Ago

...only now The Wall Street Journal is pointing it out, too.

The Obama Economy

As the Dow keeps dropping, the President is running out of people to blame.

Americans have welcomed the Obama era in the same spirit of hope the President campaigned on. But after five weeks in office, it's become clear that Mr. Obama's policies are slowing, if not stopping, what would otherwise be the normal process of economic recovery. From punishing business to squandering scarce national public resources, Team Obama is creating more uncertainty and less confidence -- and thus a longer period of recession or subpar growth.

Addendum...

I had posted this article earlier today on Facebook and after an hour's worth of unpleasant comments that dredged up everything from the names of every politician and commentator on the right to the history of the Dow Jones Average and stimulus bills in general (er ah yeah - they never work, even ones that contain ACTUAL stimulus - I knew that already), I took it down.

The good thing about insults and name calling in lieu of an actual counter-arguement is that usually means there isn't one.

This is why I quit the debate team in high school. I not only was I giving myself ulcers, but it was getting harder and harder to fight the urges to stab people in the eye with a pin microphone - and I heard that prison was a pretty unfriendly place.

I didn't write this - the Wall Street Journal did. So please direct any insults and name-calling you may be inclined to spew as a result of the mere existence of this article to THEM, not me.

*I* on the other hand will just be sitting here twiddling my thumbs, watching my 401K and IRA evaporate to nothing. It's all good.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Cleansing of Life

I know what you are asking yourself: where have I been?

Well, I'm smack-dab in the middle of detoxing my life from the sludge left behind by an individual who tried to fuck around with yours truly and Mrs. Yours Truly (you can do a lot of things to me, but when you mess with The Mrs you have made a BIG mistake. I don't take kindly to that kind of shit by any means), smiling to our faces and then revealing the real dirtbag beneath the phony veneer. As a result, this person is no longer part of our lives and the stench of dirty, unwashed alcoholic has been expunged from my living space.

The experience has taught me a lot. For starters, a smile and a handshake mean NOTHING if the source is untrustorthy. Promises mean crap if they are written on toilet paper. If you suspect that there is a hidden agenda with some people, most likely you are correct. There is an old saying that you can't help people that don't want to be helped, and then there are people that never intended to change in the first place.

The good news is, this has been the equivalent of the sun coming out after a tornado. You never realize how miserable you are under a rock until you crawl out from under it. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you. Fool me three times and so long, SOB. I have a new clarity about what actually is and isn't important. It IS 100% true that everything is small stuff, some of it smaller than others.

It's nice to talk about future plans with excitement instead of a sense of dread. Let's face it - it's nice to know that there ARE plans and nothing can drag things down anymore.

This person's bad karma will eventually catch up with them, as I truly believe you get what you give. I have spent my entire life trying to treat people the way I would like to be treated. Granted, it doesn't always work out that way but at least I can sleep good at night knowing I tried.

How some people can act the way they do and sleep at all is beyond me. However, this is all sewage under the bridge. Yours truly is alive and well and moving on. As for some others? Who cares.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

And So it Begins...

Well, this certainly didn't take very long. Interesting that he considered weakening our national security to be one of his first priorities...

Obama to Close Guantanamo and Foreign Prisons, Limit CIA Methods

Obama is expected to sign "several" executive orders Thursday, directing the CIA to close secret foreign prisons and Guantanamo Bay, and limiting detention and interrogation methods.

Great. Well, at least unemployment will be going down...at the terror camps in the hills of northern Afghanistan. The good news is, since these guys will be going back to work under the ten-year cutoff date, they are all still eligible for their '40 Virgins' retirement plan.

Good work, America.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's Very Strange...

...anyone else notice that there is strangeness out there in the air today...? A lot of distant, aimless stares? Odd, undead-like behavior? A need to...aimlessly...follow...

Today's The Day

Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.