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RE: Clint Eastwood’s recent RNC speech

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Daughter: “So, that’s Clint Eastwood?”

Me: “Yep, silver screen legend, a total original.”

Daughter: “Why do they have a picture of Hugh Jackman behind him? Is he speaking too?”

Me: *face/palm*

To her point though, they really do look alike:

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It’s not often I am rendered completely speechless…

April 23, 2010 2 comments

…however, after learning about this:

I am.  Completely.

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Don’t you love instant karma?

April 13, 2010 2 comments

Whenever someone in our house does something against someone else, invariably there will be instant karma.  For example: Daughter #1 pushes  unsuspecting daughter #2 and then proceeds to trip over her own feet and falls down.  Instant karma.  It’s a thing of beauty! *grin*

Here’s another example: Congress (well, “some” of Congress) passes the health care bill into law only to discover a “glitch” that for all intents and purposes ends their current “cushy” health care and subjects them to what everyone else will be using. In other words, the nobles have to eat with the peasants.

Honestly, it couldn’t happened to a “nicer” group of people…LMAO!  AND, on the upside, perhaps this will force them to look very seriously at this new law and truly fix it.  I’m not holding my breath but it would seem that there are only two options:  weasel out of it and try to restore the exemptions that they thought they had so carefully in place (not the best thing to do while the entire nation is watching) or make the plan workable even for the Congress.

I’ve always believed that if Congress were forced to use the same programs they so liberally foist on the American public (health, social, etc), 90% of the problems associated with them would vanish overnight.

NYT: Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers (article this way —>)   Read more…

Not exactly a “Class Act”

April 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Remember when Pelosi said, we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”?

Let me introduce you to Title XXVII of the Healthcare Reform Bill, a.k.a CLASS Act (Affordable Health Choices Act), which, if you remain unaware of this little bit of information, will cost you anywhere from $150 to $240 dollars per month, automatically deducted from your paycheck by your payroll department…unless you “opt out” which apparently you can do…if you know you need to in order to avoid this “surprise tax”.

Haven’t heard about it in the news yet? Well, you can’t be too surprised by that. The Republicans probably aren’t even aware of it because it was slipped into the Health Care Reform bill and kinda hidden among the 1,000+ plus pages of legalize.

Courtesy of:  UNCOVERAGE.net and The Washington Times: Editorial “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul’s Healthcare”

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So…Guam is in danger of capsizing…who knew?!? O_o

April 1, 2010 Leave a comment

(I sincerely wish this was an April Fool’s joke. It’s not though.)

I certainly hope Representative Hank Johnson is NOT representative of the intelligence level of all those behind Healthcare reform.

“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

O_o

Using Rep. Johnson’s logic, we might further ponder the dangers of underpopulation.  If Guam doesn’t have enough weight on it, would it float away into the stratosphere?

Serious kudos to the Admiral for even being able to keep a straight face with his response, “Uh…we don’t anticipate that…” But it makes me wonder…perhaps he hears this kind of inane babble all the time and so, maybe it really just doesn’t faze him.

Scary thought.

He was likely trying to convey a figurative “capsizing” of the ecological systems and doing so very poorly, what was with the hand motions? ’cause to me, looked like he meant the island actually tipping over! of tiny Guam that currently has a population of 180,000 people. Adding an additional 80,000 people (at peak construction) could trigger water shortages and overload  sewage and other public utilities.

Congratulations America! You are now the proud owner of a new car!

March 22, 2010 3 comments

I beg your pardon? Oh…you wanted to test drive it before we used your money to buy it for you? No, I’m sorry. You can’t do that. But, you can look at a picture of it for 36 hours. I’m sorry if you won’t have enough time to figure it all out. We don’t know all about it either, but we’ll explain it to you after your first payment.

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Did she really say that? Outloud?!?

March 9, 2010 2 comments

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From her statement at today’s Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties:

“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention – it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.

For one brief, incredulous moment – I actually agreed with Pelosi!!!  It completely makes sense!  Preventive care? YES! Keeping people from getting things like diabetes by promoting healthy living? Encouraging personal responsibility? YES! YES! YES! And I thought it could never happen…I had to check the temperature in Hell because SURELY it MUST HAVE FROZEN OVER!!!

And then that mouth:

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

And I realized, no, things are completely normal. Idiocy is still running completely unchecked in Congress, most especially if Pelosi is involved. Blind faith…it’s the new Democracy.

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

–Ben Franklin.”