Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Could not resist...
Not that he is the second coming, but perhaps Jesus was a great illusionist?
Im going straight to hell in a handbasket as my grandmother would say.
Friday, August 22, 2008
The majority of my peer group is fairly intelligent so if some of them believe, what does that say about the general populous who still think the Russians are marching on Atlanta?
I am so embarrassed to be an American sometimes. We are regressing from a nation of people who strive to understand and be enlightened to a nation of fricking idiots.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Poland and the US just signed an agreement on placing 10 interceptor missiles capable of destroying incoming long-range ballistic missiles in Poland. The official Washington line is that the missiles are being placed in Poland to: “protect the US and its allies from "rogue states" such as Iran.” Moscow, however, does not agree with the party line and says that:” the missile shield makes Russia a target of the United States.”
Russian General Anatoly Nogovitsyn said that any new US assets in Europe could come under Russian nuclear attack with his forces targeting "the allies of countries having nuclear weapons." By hosting the missiles, Poland was making itself a target. As quoted: “This is 100 per cent certain. It becomes a target for attack. Such targets are destroyed as a first priority."
Medvedev says that the missiles are going to be used as a deterrent against “rogue states” is just a “Fairy tale”. He feels that the: "The deployment of new missile defense facilities in Europe is aimed against the Russian Federation."
I cannot help but think that the Russian response is a direct result of Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Georgia where she reiterated GW’s demands that Russian forces leave at once.
The situation is becoming a very dangerous pissing match. We can be wary of Iran, but they do not have nuclear weapons. Russia on the other hand does and I have a sense that they will not think twice about using them. The cold war atmosphere is resurrecting. The Russians do not want to be told what to do, and the US is involving themselves in an area that is once again delicate and dictating policy. NATO, especially folks like Gordon Brown are keeping mum on the whole situation. Guess I can not blame GB after seeing what happened to Tony Blair when he got involved with GW. However the point is that we are sending in Rice and once again trying to police without the backup of our supposed allies. It is, not in the US’s best interest to start picking a potential war with The Russians. We already have enough going on in the debacle called post war Iraq.
Saakashvili added fuel to the fire when standing next to Miss Rice by stating: "We were screaming to the world that Russia was going to do this...We are looking evil directly in the eye - this evil is very dangerous not only for us but for everybody."
“Even as he was speaking a convoy of 17 Russian armored personnel carriers was spotted advancing along the main highway to within 34 miles of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, their deepest move yet inside the country. “
I have to add this as I never stated my opinion on the subject: placing missiles in Poland is crazy! The Polish nationals do not want them. And should anyone be confused by the Russian Stance: I give you three words to reflect on:
Cuban Missile Crisis
JFK took a dim light on it all in the 60's and I guess the Russians feel the same way.
Be informed; don’t bow your head to ignorance. We are living in a scary world.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Please cross your fingers and toes that my attempted fix on self tanning makes me look less like Michael Jackson before my first date/second meeting with an unnamed guy tomorrow. You can ask but truth be told I really tried to understand when he first told me his name and listen when he called me today; but still with no certainty can tell you what his name is. Any good thought would be welcome about how to ask him his name with out letting on I don't know it: French guy who speaks duhh French but also Spanish unfortunately very little English but is teaching at Loyola U , NOLA – (why I did not catch the name ? too busy thinking how to converse in French.)
I like a challenge I have not been fluent in French for 20 years. Maybe I will get some practice; ...whatever: please listen to Ben's Brother:
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Is the photo offensive?
In of itself I personally do not find it offensive. Inappropriate perhaps given the photo was taken in Beijing at the insistence of the courier company sponsoring the Spanish basketball team.
I have sort of “slanty” eyes and remember when I was a kid having school mates ask me which one of my parents was Asian. I was actually quite complimented as I think Asian woman are very beautiful.
Now if all my school mates had mocked me by following me around and making “slanty” eyes as a way of excluding me, that would be offensive as the intent would be to offend.
I highly doubt that the courier company or the Spanish team meant to offend. I think the Ad was likely more of a confirmation for the courier company that YES here is the team and YES we sponsored them during the Beijing Olympics; see their “slanty eyes” … supposedly humorous as an intended reaction.
It would seem that along with eating McDonalds, there is nothing that one can do anymore without the media or the government or a special interest group getting all over us, condemning and never even questioning the source or intent.
“Politically correct” is, in my opinion, “Politically Incorrect” by definition.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure - right from Day One! - that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken?
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.
DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is ha ving problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad?Yes, the chicken crossed the road, b ut why it crossed I've not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
JERRY FALWELL: Because the chicken was gay! Can't you people see the plain truth? That's why they call it the 'other side'. Yes, my friends, that chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the liberal media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases like 'the other side.'That chicken should not be crossing the road. It's as plain and as simple as that.
GRANDPA: In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road.Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.
BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never crash or reboot...
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken ?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?
Friday, August 08, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Mitt Romney and other Republicans said they thought the ad well done and humorous; they did not see the stupidity or the insult. I have always wondered if Republicans have a sense of humor and now that question is answered.
I have always wondered if Paris Hilton has a brain; and once again, question answered in her rebuttal ad to McCain:
I am sure she did not write it, but she “approves it” and that is enough for me to say “Good Job” Paris.