Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Shurb Shrub Shrub

For fun and games - you can create your own soundbyte or speech in the fashion of W. That is...if you can stand it.

On a better note: a recent (as in today) CBS poll has Shrub at his all time lowest approval rating - 32%. That surpasses his 35% low of his Katrina days (not his days in Katrina & the Waves). And dropped a whopping eight points in the last month!!!

Only 21% of folks think that it's ok for Dubai to be running the 6 U.S. ports. Though it doesn't say it - I'd almost bet that faction surveyed live in some landlocked area like Nebraska, Oklahoma or Idaho. Red. Dry. Stupid.

Bush is also losing ground in selling the stability of Iraq (36% think things are going well) and only 18% of those polled have a favorable opinion of Cheney.

This is just factoid since nothing is going to happen to change his administration. Let's just hope it continues onto the '06 elections and we take back the House, if not the Senate.

Monday, February 27, 2006

....AND WE HAVE OUR THIRD!!!





They say they go in 3s. Of course, Ralphie's dad will be missed the most. But there's something to be said for Weaver's 'The Duel'. It was a great movie to watch on the Ghoul!

There has got to be a way ala 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' to put these three together. But I'm afraid it might involve Tobey McGuire. Using "Monty Python's Meaning of Life" scene involving Death is just plain out cheating!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

....and (k)not(t) a moment too soon

The man who creeped out millions in the '70s (and I was not a fan of Andy Griffith either)


peaked as an aminated fish in the late '60s

but if nothing else, begat someone sleazy and funny (the latter being difficult for SNL)

Saturday, February 25, 2006

SITE OF THE MONTH

Though I haven't used it much, Becky turned me on a few mos ago to Pandora.

It is a non-charge music listening service which builds the playlist upon your preferences. Interestingly enough you can only fast fwd through so many songs per hour....ok, that part isn't interesting, but the part that is, is b/c to be able to control what you listen to makes them a music-on-demand service - which they're not.

Play w/it. You might like it. (oh, if I had a dime for every time I heard that!!)

Friday, February 24, 2006

Gay Adoption

You gotta hand it to Rove. The best way to polarize U.S. politics is w/the gays. We are the go-to guys when your party is faltering and in need of distraction from true issues. If not marriage, then civil union. If not civil union, then why not put a ban on adoption by the homos. It sure takes the heat off of , oh, let’s see….war, economics, declining poll numbers (he he…I said ‘pole’), Cheney shooting someone in the face (thanks for the link Mr. Green!), Valerie Plame, giving up our ports to the UAE, Katrina….shall I go on?

And middle America (which, btw, I live!) will eat this shit up.

Natch the GOP launches this as the 2006 election cycle starts brewing. Oh – and don’t think they won’t be trotting out JebShrub for this. Florida already has this on the books. And it’s a perfect way to kick-off his bid for the 2008 presidential election (oh c’mon – you didn’t really think the GOP would pick McCain, did you???).

Ruckiry, I’ve never wanted children myself (a stint at babysitting my younger sister, where I chased her around the house w/a butcher knife gave me that epiphany. Oh yeah – and girls: ewwwwwwww!!). But for those who do, states (16 more are considering it) could put into law that would easily thwart legally adopting a child if you are gay.

Here in the Buckeye state, Rep. Ron Hood, the Ashville republican sponsoring the bill, said he believes children raised by gay parents have increased risk of physical and emotional problems and might question their own sexuality. Um…..yeah, b/c my non-gay parents really deflected that risk for me!

There is a little good news for the state that put Shrub in power for another 4 yrs: House Speaker Jon Husted, (a REPUBLICAN) dismissed the bill as discriminatory. Oh – and then topped it off and stunned a few people in the process by saying, “I’m adopted!”. Schwing!

And I’m assuming what was tongue-in-cheek, democrat, State Sen. Robert Hagan sent out e-mails to fellow reps, stating that he intends to "introduce legislation in the near future that would ban households with one or more Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents."

Ohio has about 3,000 children who are available for adoption because their parents' rights to them are severed. Let’s multiply that by 17 (the 16 states thinking of this same route, plus Florida who already has it in place). 51,000 kids minimally (figuring w/Ohio’s ever declining population, other states have the same or higher foster child rate).

So, let’s put this into GOP perspective:

- Ban sex education in schools
- Ban condom distribution
- Children/unmarried couples practice abstinence only (b/c that works so well)
- Limit/Eliminate abortion
- Limit adoptions to healthy families with both mother and father who are heterosexual
- Cut funding and Medicaid to the needy who are most likely raising children or taking in foster children as a mean of support from the state

Yeah – those kids should be snapped up in NO time! And well provided for. And no new ones coming down the pipleline. Problem: solved!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Paul and Frank are NOT Gay !!!!!

Overall, my blog is pretty PG-13. Sometimes borderline R. It's never NC-17. Well - never say never. But a friend supplied me w/a video that I have debated whether or not to share. I can't offend the masses if I don't get masses visiting my site - can I? We're only talking 2 dozen hits per day. I've opted to share.

That being said - I'm not out to offend the masses. Besides my occasional rant - let's face it - I'm in it for the humour. This my dear readers is meant for the humour.


Let's start of w/this:

* This video clip is not suitable for work! (Maybe if you have a private office - w/your door shut and volume down. Maybe!)

* This video clip contains some pixilated nudity and simulated sex acts.

* This video clip contains some vulgar language and derogatory comments.

* This video clip requires Quicktime for viewing.

* This video is funny as hell.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Patrick Leahy? Harry Whittington? Oh Hell - Why Not Both?

You gotta love Cafepress. Though they seemingly lean to the left - make no mistake, they are a money making venture w/no partisan ties. I don't go to the site often, but Kris Royer directed me to this yesterday. (IMO this was the best product.)

In other news, Brit Hume is an assh*le. I know........you're all SHOCKED!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE IT IS..............?


Creme de Klink? Semen ala Schultz?
And what would you possibly use it for? On second thought - don't even answer that.

Either way - I saw it when I was searching out mandarin oranges (so much easier to get than mandarin babies!) and saw it. My trusty camera-phone let me capture the moment. I'm going to have to use that phone feature for this blog a lot more often.

Monday, February 20, 2006

M***y/Not M***y

I have this 'friend' who must get more things on PostSecret than anyone I know. (ok - I don't know of anyone who has actually been put up there.) It's probably not him. PROBABLY.

One could well be though. Anyone knowing M***y would know that one of them is definately NOT.



Sunday, February 19, 2006

IRAQ WAR DEAD & MY BLOG

It should be noted that as we approach the beginning of the 4th year of Bush's little diversion of not catching bin Laden, and nearing the beginning of the 4th year of my blog, that the hits on my blog in the next day or so will reach the U.S. casualties in IraqU.S..

Though that is clearly a coincidence (and a matter of timing - depending on when you read this) it is not insignificant. While I love the inquiries/visits and the validation that someone/anyone read this, the thought that an equal number of lives have been lost on this little extracurricular of Shurb's sickens me. (You could scroll down to see the number of wounded in action - but it's expoentially worse!)

Lately I've coming back to Colin Powell's little Pottery Barn comment - and though more reasonable people knew it to be true, those frickin' people who 'bleed red white and blue' never gave it consideration. I still think they don't. The irony is that it is their children/family who are the ones taking up arms and being killed. ....and we do own it and are there for years to come.

You almost cannot blame them for continuing to stand behind the president. If they opted not to, mentally they have to reconcile that their loved ones may have died in vain - and that has to be very tough to justify.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I GOT NOTHING.......

Sure, there are thousands of Cheney cheap shots to take (oops...one right there). But the news is just too fucking odd.

Between Libby saying his leaks were ok'd by 'superiors' (effectively letting Cheney and Rove off the hook w/the statement's cloudiness) and Chertoff/Brown ping-ponging their Katrina failures and blames - to be honest, if it's not Family Circus I just can't read the paper.

Ok - that last part is a lie. Mark Trail or Apartment 3G perhaps - but I'd never read Family Circus. Hell, I won't even link you to it just as a joke.

But I have nothing of huge interest to blog here. I guess I could tell you about the chicken I made for dinner last night. My valentine's dinner that I ate alone. Booo-Hoooo. That could lead me into a piece on "Alone Again, Naturally", but that would naturally segue into Gilbert O'Sullivan (g-d help me - there IS a official website) and was that his real name? I mean, did he change it to have name recognition w/Gilbert & Sullivan - and if so why? What part of early '70s pop buying demographics related to operettas about duty? He he....I said 'duty'.

Ok, no crying - it was kind of nice to have the place to myself (not that Kylie or Tovah would ever let me BE alone). So I obsessed over rebuilding/refining my iTunes liberry while the Olympics were on (muted).

I will leave you w/this that I came across awhile back (sorry can't remember a reference to which to link you) that I found amusing:

Some people are like Slinkies---not good for anything, but still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

BROKEBACK GROCERY LIST

Yes - another funny, provided by Tom Green as told to him by somoene else. I mean let's face it, the man is funny, but not THAT funny. In lesser hands than Mr. Green's - it wouldn't be AS funny.

WEEK ONE
Beans
Bacon
Coffee
Whiskey

WEEK TWO
Beans
Ham
Coffee
Whiskey

WEEK THREE
Beans al fresca
Thin-sliced Bacon
Hazelnut Coffee
Sky vodka & Tanqueray gin
K-Y gel

WEEK FOUR
Beans en salade
Pancetta
Coffee (espresso grind)
5-6 bottles best Chardonnay
2 tubes K-Y gel

WEEK FIVE
Fresh Fava beans
Jasmine rice
Prosciutto, approx. 8 ounces, thinly sliced
Medallions of veal
Porcini mushrooms
1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 Cub Scout uniform, size 42 long
5-6 bottles French Bordeaux (Estate Reserve)
1 extra large bottle Astro-glide

WEEK SIX
Yukon Gold potatoes
Heavy whipping cream
Asparagus (very thin)
Organic Eggs
Spanish Lemons
Gruyere cheese (well aged)
Crushed Walnuts
Arborio Rice for Risotto
Arugula
Clarified Butter
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Pure Balsamic vinegar
6 yards white silk organdy
6 yards pale ivory taffeta
3 Cases of Dom Perignon Masters Reserve
Large tin Crisco

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Driveway Fame

It's gonna live forever!

So, Denton pointed me towards the Peppe and Sons site. They were the ones who did our driveway last autumn. I didn't know that Denton allowed them to use our drive for their site.

Had I - well, I might have negotiated a discount of some sort.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

BrokeMac Mountain

I wish I could quit this. I swore I would stop w/the Brokeback Mountain jokettes.....but I can't. This is one for all the Apple folks out there.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

THE BLOGGIES

Apparently I have been overlooked by the academy for my 'body of work'. Well screw them! They lie - it's NOT an honor to just be nominated. It's an honor to win. There is no honor in losing (do you hear me Matt Dillon????)

I'm off the subject. Ok......so Blobby's Blog is a little too under the radar. So be it.

However, you can vote for more popular blogs that are out there. If you have to sink to the selections they put in front of you, that is...............