Thursday, July 9, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fixing the economic crisis

This is how we'll solve our economic troubles.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to the hog farmer.

The hog farmer takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.

The prostitute runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.

The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 dollar bill, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States government is doing business today.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Parkay, or die!

This is why I never buy fat free, light products, or low in fat.

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings..

DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?
Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few
only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very high in Trans fatty acids.
Triple risk of coronary heart disease ..
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold..
Lowers quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response.
Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact..... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)
* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to 'butter them up')!

Chinese Proverb:
'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Death strikes in three, again.

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson.

The trilogy of death strikes again but this time all icons. Scary.

Friday, May 22, 2009

This is torture

Radio guy Mancow on WLS-AM in Chicago was waterboarded this morning on his show. Amazing what interogators are allowed to do to humans. This is horrendous.

Friday, May 8, 2009

What were they thinking?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Oprah Winfrey-fueled free chicken give-away that caused pandemonium this week at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants has been canceled due to what the fast-food chain called an "overwhelming response."

Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States said restaurants would no longer accept the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after Oprah's chat show promotion caused long lines around the nation.

"The lines of customers wanting to redeem their coupons have been out the door and around the block, so we're unable to redeem customer coupons at this time." Eaton said in a statement issued late Thursday.

KFC said millions of Americans had downloaded free coupons after the offer was featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and Web site on Tuesday, driving traffic to levels unseen in the brand's 50-year history.

Eaton apologized to customers for the cancellation of the scheme and said those who already had a coupon could get a rain check form to enable them to use it at a later date.

Did they think that, what, maybe a thousand people watch Oprah?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is just a test?

Yesterday a jumbo jet flew circles over New York City. This was the president's back up Air Force One jet and it was accompanied by an F-16 fighter plane. Apparently they were doing a "photo op" getting pictures with the Statue of Liberty, apparently nobody knows how to use Photoshop in Washington.

People in the city obviously were freaking out thinking here go again. Several tall buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Then when the story came out what had happened people were irate. Mayor Bloomberg was hot and President Obama apologized and said it shouldn't have taken place. Word is he had a heated exchange with the person who approved the operation. I didn't feel like looking up his name.

Here's the thing, was this possibly a disguised drill to test the people? We always did fire and tornado drills in school, why not a terrorist drill?

The NYC police department was notified by the military that this would take place and instructed to not tell anyone, including the mayor. In my opinion drills don't work when you know they're coming.

Judging how people reacted and people leaving buildings, I'd say the drill was a success. Sure it was cruel to scare people but I'm sure those people on 9/11 would have liked a drill.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bad trends have a starting point

It's been a couple weeks since I've posted here as I've been writing my sports blog. A couple things have arisen that need mentioning.

First, Rod Blagojevich is asking a judge today if can go to Costa Rica to do a television reality series. Here is a person who has been charged with serious federal crimes and is out on bond awaiting his trial, which may start next year sometime.

He governed the state of Illinois into the ground financially, made it a laughing stock and broke the trust of the people. Yet he continues to make a mockery of the whole situation by requesting to go on a game show. He needs the money.

If the judge, U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel, allows this idiot to participate in the show he too is making a mockery of the justice system and should be fired. What's next, mass murders playing on The Price is Right before hitting the gas chamber? Embezzlers as The Bachelor? Busted madams as the rose winners? The judge must deny this motion.

Secondly, over the weeked Miss California in the Miss Something Or Other pageant voiced her "opinion" that she was against gay marriage. For some reason the shit hit the fan and so many people are like, "How could she?"

Are people not allowed to have an opinion of their own? The greatness of this country is free speech. However, of late any controversial topic (i.e. gay marriage) that arisesunless you agree with it you're chastised. This young lady voiced her opinion and now she's the devil. What is wrong with people?

I'll tell you, they lack respect and that's the problem.

Update from Chicago Tribune:

A federal judge today denied permission to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to travel to Costa Rica to participate in a reality TV show.

U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel called modifying the terms of Blagojevich's bail on political corruption charges "a bad idea."

Even if Blagojevich had a personal monitor, that person wouldn't have the authority to arrest him, Zagel noted. He also said Blagojevich needs to stick around to read the government's evidence, because only then will he be able to understand the jeopardy he is in.

Zagel added that he was sympathetic to Blagojevich's financial condition, but said there were others ways for him to earn money.

Outside court, after the hearing, Blagojevich told swarming reporters: "This is another day in the big city. I know what the truth is when it concerns me, and I know that I've done absolutely nothing wrong. ...I'm actually looking forward to this day in court. ...I want to prove my innocence, I want to vindicate myself."

When Blagojevich arrived at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in downtown Chicago this morning for the hearing, he said participating in the reality show would be "a way to earn a living and support my children.

"It's not my first choice, but it's a living," he said.

Asked later if his client was really broke, attorney Sheldon Sorosky said: "It shows he is an honest man."

Blagojevich's lawyers had asked permission for their client to travel to Costa Rica in June to be a contestant on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity ... Get me Out of Here!"

In a short-lived 2003 version of the show, contestants, among other things, had to put insects, worms and rats in their pants, sit in a tank of leeches and wade through a swamp populated by snakes and eels.

Blagojevich also is seeking the court's okay to use more than $2 million in his campaign fund to pay for his legal expenses. Zagel encouraged his attorneys to file a motion to that effect but said he believed Blagojevich should be allowed to do so. A hearing on that issue was set for May 1.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blago loves poetry

From the Chicago Tribune:

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says that later today it is announcing developments in a significant investigation. Sources familiar with the situation said the announcement is expected to be the indictment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and others on corruption charges.

Blagojevich, 52, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with engaging in pay-to-play politics in a sweeping federal complaint that accused him of trading state jobs, contracts and regulatory favors for campaign contributions.

The criminal complaint charged Blagojevich with attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama and dangling the prospect of state help for the sale of Wrigley Field in return for the firing of Tribune editorial writers. The ballpark and newspaper are owned by Tribune Co.

The allegations included that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said investigators moved quickly to stop a crime spree.

But in doing so, prosecutors had to charge Blagojevich in a criminal complaint, not an indictment. An indictment is necessary because defendants cannot be tried on criminal complaints, which are used only to initiate criminal cases.

Blagojevich has denied any wrongdoing.

There is some kind of irony or poetic justice that this man will be indicted as he frolics with Mickey Mouse at Disney World in Florida today.

Monday, March 30, 2009

For the sports fans

For those who like to talk sports I just started Jock Strap Sports

It's over at Tell your friends. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 27, 2009

R-rated joke, but funny

A duck hunter was out enjoying a nice morning on the marsh when he decided to take a leak.....
He walked over to a tree and propped up his gun.
Just then a gust of wind blew, the gun fell over, and discharged... Shooting him in the genitals.
Several hours later, lying in a hospital bed, he was approached by his doctor.
'Well sir, I have some good news and some bad news.. The good news is that you are going to be OK. The damage was local to your groin, there was very little internal damage, and we were able to remove all of the buckshot.' 'What's the bad news?' asked the hunter.
'The bad news is that there was some pretty extensive buckshot damage done to your penis. I'm going to have to refer you to my sister.' 'Well I guess that isn't too bad,' the hunter replied. 'Is your sister a plastic surgeon?' 'Not exactly.' answered the doctor.
'She's a flute player in the Syracuse Symphony. She's going to teach you where to put your fingers so you don't piss in your eye.'

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mofo is back!

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a new gig -- as a Chicago radio host.

WLS-AM program director Bob Shomper says Blagojevich will be on the air from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, taking calls from listeners, telling stories and talking with guests.

Shomper says it's a one-time deal in the slot normally filled by the "Don Wade & Roma Morning Show." The regular hosts are off this week.

In January, WLS offered Blagojevich his own weekend radio show if he agreed to resign as governor. Blagojevich didn't take the station up on that offer, and he was later ousted from office by Illinois lawmakers.

Blagojevich faces federal corruption charges that accuse him of attempting to sell President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, among other things. He denies any wrongdoing.

-- Associated Press

Why? This should be the final train wreck for this guy. I know ratings are so important to radio stations but WLS should be ashamed for giving this blowhard windbag two hours of air time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Just feel good

There's nothing like laughter.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kids take it all in

Differences between Grandfathers and Grandmothers

A friend, who worked away from home all week, always made a special effort with his family on the weekends. Every Sunday morning he would take his 7-year old granddaughter out for a drive in the car for some bonding time. Just he and his granddaughter.

One particular Sunday however, he had a bad cold and really didn't feel like being up at all. Luckily, his wife came to the rescue and said that she would take their granddaughter out.

When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her grandfather. 'Well, did you enjoy your ride with grandma?'

'Oh yes, PaPa' the girl replied, 'and do you know what? We didn't see a single dumb bastard or lousy shit head anywhere we went today!'

Brings a tear to your eye doesn't it...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

True friends

This is amazing how nature works and that none of us has a frickin' clue as to how life works. It's about three minutes long. Grab the kids.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What choo talkin' about!

The Sears Tower is being renamed after the international insurance broker who is becoming the newest tenant of North America's tallest building.

The new name: Willis Tower.
Willis Group Holdings, based in London, didn't say when the name change would become effective, but said it got the naming rights as part of a deal to consolidate five area offices in the 110-floor tower that opened in 1974. That move will be completed by late summer.

But it's questionable whether anyone will call the 1,474-foot building--the city's most famous landmark--anything other than Sears Tower. Sears itself moved out to Hoffman Estates quite some time ago and sold it. It has been owned since 2004 by a real estate investment group. The Sears name was retained by the new owners.

The tower was the world's tallest building until 1996, when it was surpassed by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is quite stunning. I wonder if the name Chicago will be changed next?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Poor Michigan

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Michigan's high unemployment is no laughing matter, but Jay Leno will offer a little comic relief with a free show next month at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The NBC "Tonight Show" host said on Monday's show the April 7 performance will be for "anybody out of work in Detroit."

People only have to say they're unemployed to get tickets.

Refreshments and parking also will be free when "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" comes to the home of the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Tickets will be available starting Monday at the Palace box office. Only four tickets will be allowed per person.

Michigan's unemployment rate has been among the highest in the nation. It was at 11.6 percent in January.

How is this going to help the people of Michigan? Jay's not that funny. What would be funny is if they didn't give all the tickets away.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rush has lost it entirely

Rush Limbaugh, the radioactive Republican, has a dare for Barack Obama, the president:

"Debate me.''

Will somebody tell this guy the election is over. Why should Obama debate this gas passer?

I am an official opinion snob

The great thing about America is that we are always free to speak our minds without repercussions such as death, torture, or imprisonment that has been known to happen in other countries around the world.
People can voice their opinions on sports, politics, religion, entertainment, current affairs, etc. (Who was the first lazy writer to use etc. and why those three letters?)

With the internet there are so many forums where a person can leave their opinion. Many online newspapers and magazines have a a comment section at the end of a story to get people's opinions. Millions of everyday people like myself have a blog to show the world they have a voice and want to be heard. There are chat rooms and member forums on virtually every subject. Everybody has an opinion, well maybe not a mime as they never have anything to say.

Since I've had all this extra time the past month I find myself leaving comments/opinions on news stories, blogs, forums, and even Facebook pages of people I don't even know. I always use my name because I want to be heard. No alias or anonymous postings by this man.

In the last week or two, maybe longer, I have really noticed that the vast majority of people leaving their opinions have no clue what they're talking about AT ALL. We all think we're experts on something. I will honestly say I can only consider myself close to being an expert on sports. I'll throw out strong opinions on politics but I couldn't tell a left wing from a chicken wing, maybe it's the same thing.

I have great great respect for people who can convey a message, right or wrong, as long as they provide facts and information. This always helps to stimulate debate and conversation. The visitors to this blog and my brother's have good opinions and even though we yell at each other it has intelligence, well not Cubs fans on baseball.

But lately I'll go to write an opinion on something and the comments tell me not to even bother. Anything pertaining Obama is usually met with, "he's a crook, failure, racist, terrorist, liar or cheater" with no factual info. For some reason 95%, exaggeration, want to kill, maim or just really hurt Octomom. Every single politician is a crook, might be true. Madonna, Angelina, Jessica Simpson are all labelled skanky whore and you can't pay any guy to sleep with them.

My point is this. The saying of opinions are like noses, we all have one is true. Oh wait, not Michael Jackson. I am not going to argue any longer with the stupid morons on the internet. They don't hear anybody anyway. I am officially an opinion snob.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Better than a bird and $175

NEW YORK – Russell Simmons says he's happy to fork over $40,000 a month in child support for his two daughters.

Simmons blogged Friday about a court order issued Thursday that finalized custodial and financial arrangements for 9-year-old Ming and 6-year-old Aoki. Those are his children with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Marjorie Steinberg signed off on an agreement giving sole custody to Kimora Lee Simmons, as well as child support. Simmons is to pay $40,000 a month until the girls are 19 and a half years old, but he says he wasn't forced to pay anything.

Simmons says his kids have a fabulous life and he's happy to contribute to it. He says as long as he has money, they will have money.

At $40,000 a month he won't have said money very long. Geez!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tough recession

A Louisiana woman is accused of trading two young children in her care for a pet cockatoo and $175 cash from a couple who had been trying for years to have their own child, authorities said Thursday.

I understand times are tough but two kids have to be worth a lot more than that.

Secret to success?

Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, 'How many of you have forgiven your enemies?'
80% held up their hands.
The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.
'Miss Joyce''; 'Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?'
I don't have any.' She replied, smiling sweetly.
'Miss Joyce', that is very unusual. How old are you?'
'Ninety-eight.' she replied.
'Oh, Miss. Joyce, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?'

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said:

'I outlived the bitches.'

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Octomom Rated XXX?

It has been a bit slow for blog topics the past few days. Yes there is plenty on Octomom but she has some serious mental issues which are contributing factors to her predicament. Even sadder to me is how many people make comments that hope she dies or should be killed. Why? She's still human.

Then I saw this today and realized the circus isn't over:

Major porn distributor Vivid Entertainment has just fired off a letter to Nadya Suleman, offering her 1 million bucks to star in a skin flick of her own. Vivid is willing to go one step further, by telling us they'll give her family full medical and dental insurance if she becomes a "contract girl"... meaning she'll have to do multiple videos.

Should this woman accept this her kids will be taken away so fast the deal would be worthless. I do not support any of her actions but if she accepts this offer any sympathy she's getting will also be lost.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Random thoughts

I've gotten plenty of email this past week on why I've not made any comments on various subjects. Well, a lot has happened in the news so I guess I'll comment on some of it.

I gave my opinion on the Alex Rodriguez steroids admission and the media wasn't satisfied with his statement. They got their wish and on the first day of spring training a big press conference was scheduled. He answered the questions but in the end nobody believed a word he said. I think the media would only be satisfied if he had injected himself right there. What do they want from the guy? I will no longer comment on this issue as all that can be done is to stop from here on out. If anybody gets caught now they're stupid, and then I'll write about being stupid.

Speaking of stupid, rap/hip hop star Chris Brown "allegedly" beating up his girlfriend fellow music star Rihanna. First off, why is he beating up a woman? This supposedly perfect 19 year old boy (real men don't beat women), according to his family, would never do this. Guess what kids? He's just another piece of garbage who doesn't deserve a girlfriend in the first place. Secondly, he's just 19 with money and a great career (I wouldn't know his songs to save my life) ahead of him and he may have ruined it by his cowardice. He of course has apologized, yawn, and is vowing to get help. As for Rihanna, rumors are that this abuse has been happening awhile. I understand, from reading, that women can have problems escaping these abusive relationships mostly due to fear for their lives. Was this her reason for staying? I don't know. Because they are celebrities we hear about this story. I have no say in their or anybody elses lives yet here I am commenting on it. Rihanna dump his sorry weak integrity ass and get a real man. I write this today and saw this blurb earlier, against her family and friend's wishes Rihanna has moved back in with Chris Brown. OJ, make room company is coming.

Drew Peterson's on again, off again, on again, off again, on again, off again engagement is on again. I say we all crash the wedding this summer. Who's in?

Roland Burris looked in a mirror and saw Rod Blagojevich. When does his achievements tour kickoff?

The stimulus bill is signed, $795bb. Foreclosure plan enacted, $75bb. Living in the USA, priceless.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maybe America is lazy and proud of it

This was in the Chicago Tribune this morning:

Which is the lesser corporate evil: to lay off more workers or save those jobs by cutting everyone's salary?

It's a question that's starting to pop up in management meetings as executives struggle to protect the bottom line during bad times. With companies slashing tens of thousands of jobs, a growing number now are trimming the paychecks of those left in place, with the cuts sometimes totaling 5 percent to 10 percent.

Few, though, have gone as far as Acco Brands Corp. of Lincolnshire to employ what it sees as a job-saving, morale-salvaging strategy.

The company, which supplies office products to such retailers as Office Depot Inc., told its U.S. employees Monday that it would impose a 47 percent pay cut for six weeks, beginning Feb. 23. After that time they would go to 80% of their pay.

As many websites do they had a poll and asked would you rather take a cut or be laid off? To my astonishment 62% said they'd take a layoff.

The story went on to explain the pros and cons which made sense either way. What I see in these unscientific results is an attitude of laziness by the American workforce. Time off for 6-8 months with pay, albeit at half pay, to just sit around and sleep, eat, play and bitch at the government because they have no job.

I offered the company I was doing work for to work for half my pay. I figured half is better than nothing.

Do people have any work ethics, pride, or integrity anymore? 7.7 million people have no jobs, no income of any kind and 62% are saying they're insulted by pay cuts and they'd rather be let go. Maybe I'm dumb, hold your comments, but the idea of having a job, being productive, contributing to society, and having self worth sure seems a lot better than being lazy for 6-8 months.

Maybe it's time to put a stipulation on unemployment benefits. If one is collecting benefits they must do at least 10 hours of community service a week.. There are so many things that could be for done kids, seniors, hospitals, parks and the environment. The government helps you and you help your fellow American.

Who am I kidding, people are probably too lazy to read this blog.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ARod isn't the problem

I wasn't going to blog about this but I have to since I'm a baseball fan.

First, we all know what was going on in the 90's with the steroids in baseball. The problem we have is that guys like Bonds and Clemens stubbornly deny being involved. Nobody likes a smug person who cries woe is me when everyone pretty much knows they're flat out telling a lie.

Alex Rodriguez has his name leaked to the public that he was doing the PEDs and suddenly he's the poster boy for steroids. I don't care if he took five years to admit his wrongdoing, at least he had the guts to sit there and flat out admit it. Did he tell us everything? Who knows, but he said he used. This is what people wanted to hear. Still no admittance from Bonds or Clemens. Maybe their people leaked his name to remove the from their trials.

Secondly, what's done is done. Nothing can change what happened in those years. Erase the numbers? They still happened, people saw the home run derby between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. How many pitchers did they face who were on the stuff? Doesn't matter it's done.

One can probably breakdown any era of the game and find a demoralizing factor. The stories of Babe Ruth playing drunk, Mickey Mantle being so hungover he could barely stand, or Doc Ellis pitching a no hitter while being high on LSD. Those are tainted moments of the game too just as steroids are now. Thirty years from now people will talk about the years when players bulked up just like we talk about pitchers cheating in the 60's and 70's.

Cheating is wrong. I'm not condoning or totally accepting the rationalizations of today's well paid athletes. I'm not going to sit here and persecute them either. I'm sure we have all done something wrong to get ahead in our lives and even betrayed the trust of family and friends. We all work hard to regain what we lost.

If people are mad at the Rodriguezs', Bonds', and Clemens' of the world that's fine. Don't go see them play. Just rember to look in the mirror first.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

No more double standards

The past week we have heard how Jessica Simpson has gotten so fat. When you look at the pictures she has gained weight without question. To say she is fat is ridiculous. She still looks sexy any which way you look at her. If Tony Romo wants to dump her because she's fat she's welcome at my home anytime.

The media chastises women celebrities on their looks daily. It's not fair at all. Women are much too thin and picking on their weight must stop.

I think it's time for the media to start scrutinizing the male celebrities and their weight. First example, Val Kilmer.

This man has turned into a whale and should be ashamed. He must enjoy the buffet table a great deal. Why doesn't the media attack him?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

More wasted taxpayer dollars

Plane takes off.
Pilot reports that birds fly into engines.
Engines shut down.
Pilot tells tower he will be landing in Hudson River.
US Airways decides that's $25 extra per passenger.
Plane lands relatively smoothly in river.
Emergency slides deploy, $15 fee.
Passengers and crew escape virtually unharmed.
Everybody on the wings, $10 extra, waiting for rescue boats.
Plane is towed to a dock, $10 fee.
Eventually the plane is moved to a harbor/hangar for inspection by NTSB.
They find bird remains in both engines as the pilot reported that day.
Black box indicates the same.

Today the NTSB releases tapes from the tower. The NTSB says it will have answers in 12 to 18 months on what happened.

Let me save a lot of money here. Unless these were Al Qaida quail or Taliban turkeys here's what happened. A bunch of birds got sucked into the engines shutting them down forcing the pilot to land in the Hudson River.

He saved 155 passengers and crew on the plane and many more people on the ground in New Jersey.

My question. Why does the NTSB need a year or more to figure out what happened? This seems like another waste of money.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Time for a laugh

This kid just had work done on his mouth and still feeling the anasthesia. Reminds me of some nights at the bar.

Obama the babysitter?

WASHINGTON – Call it the maximum wage. President Barack Obama wants to impose a $500,000 pay cap on executives whose firms receive government financial rescue funds, a dramatic intervention into corporate governance in the midst of financial crisis.

The new restrictions, described by an administration official familiar with the new rules, are to be announced Wednesday morning at the White House. The steps set the stage for the administration's unveiling next week of a new framework for spending the money that remains in the $700 billion financial rescue fund.

"If the taxpayers are helping you, then you've got certain responsibilities to not be living high on the hog," President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the plan had not yet been made public, said the most restrictive limits would apply only to struggling large firms that receive "exceptional assistance" in the future. Healthy banks that receive government infusions of capital would have more leeway.

Firms that want to pay executives above the $500,000 threshold would have to compensate them with stock that could not be sold or liquidated until they pay back the government funds, the official said.

I really like this idea. However, it disgusts me that Obama has to be the equivalent of a babysitter or scolding parent to these executives. One would think these people would have the sense to know we're all watching them.

I'd like to know how Bob CEO would feel if he gave $50,000 to a friend from his own savings to help pay off that friend's debt only to see that person blow it on a luxurious trip. This is what's happening here.

In Illinois we just booted our governor, CEO, for his actions. Maybe it's time for corporate America to do the same.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tooth fairy= Lawyer

Jennifer Napolitano got her Dunkin’ Donuts sandwich with a special ingredient: a human tooth.

Napolitano claims in a lawsuit filed Monday she found the tooth inside a breakfast sandwich she purchased at a Dunkin’ Donuts in St. Charles on Feb. 2, 2007.

The 16-count negligence suit claims the defendants failed to have proper procedures for food safety, failed to follow the Illinois Public Health Code, and failed to prevent a human tooth from ending up in a customer’s sandwich.

Napalitano “suffered great pain and aguish, both in mind and body, and in the future continues to suffer,” the suit said.

The sandwich was purchased at a Dunkin Donuts at 1711 W. Maine St. in St. Charles.

I think she's just mad because she put the tooth under her pillow hoping the tooth fairy would stop by. After two years of waiting she realizes the fairy isn't coming. Don't sue Dunkin' Donuts, sue the tooth fairy for destroying your dreams.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dumb or dumber?

I'm surprised these two guys were smart enough to commit a crime.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Helping America Recover

In an effort to help stimulate the economy, especially in Illinois, my brother and I are being capitalists by hawking t-shirts that take advantage of today's news. Buy several please.
Go to: The Fix is Quinn

Friday, January 30, 2009

A little different

There was so much to talk about today. Blago had some good stuff in the NY Times, Drew Peterson's fiancee awoke from her coma, and Exxon had a 45 billion dollar profit in 2008.
However, I got this cool five minute video in my email from Laura Jurkovic that makes everything moot. Absorb.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Life is good. Spring training is near.

Life is good having the president as a Sox fan. We know who the Cubs highest ranking fan used to be.


I was wondering, if Blago is ousted while in the air on the state plane do they eject him?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This could be f*****g golden!

Gov. Rod Blagojevich will come to Springfield to make the closing argument in his own impeachment trial Thursday.

Lucio Guerrrero, Blagojevich’s spokesman, said the governor wants to defend himself and also is responding to comments made by Senate President John Cullerton the past two days in which he urged Blagojevich to appear.

Here's what he'll say, "I was offering a golden opportunity to somebody and wanted to give them $10,000 of my own money to fill Obama's seat. I love the people of Illinois so much and wanted to make sure the right person represented them. Everything I said on the talk shows the past week was taken out of context. They're all mofos."

Gimme a break!

A top-ranking Republican says GOP lawmakers are worried about the level of domestic spending in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill now before the House.

House Republican Leader John Boehner said Republicans are "for more than just cutting taxes." But he also said the bill before lawmakers for a vote Wednesday contains spending that "has nothing to do with creating jobs or preserving jobs."

The Republicans have spent hundreds of billions on Iraq, but when it comes to our country they're spending too much? These clowns should have followed Bush home.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blago saves the blog

I didn't know what to write about today. I could write about myself but I don't want to drive readers away, I had nine yesterday woohoo. But then just as I thought of writing nothing, is it possible to write nothing, along came America's favorite funny man Rod Blagojevich.

NEW YORK – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he hasn't ruled out legal action if he is convicted at his impeachment trial.

Blagojevich told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would respect "the law and the Constitution and the rules" if legislators vote him out of office. But he'll explore his legal options.

The Democrat says he knows he soon could be out of a job but says he didn't do anything wrong.

What legal options could this man possibly have at this juncture? Maybe he'll sue to get the Senate seat back from Roland Burris.

If he truly respected the law and Constitution he'd be at his impeachment trial and not on his comedy tour. Better yet if he did have respect he would not try to sell the Senate seat in the first place. But, since he did please respect the people of Illinois and resign now.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama the father.

This is a great letter President Obama wrote to his daughters before the inauguration. Pretty good insight to the man. It was in Parade Magazine.

"When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me -- about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world,"

"I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfilment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation,"

And he spoke of his vision of a United States that has reached "beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other."

"These are the things I want for you -- to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world,"

"And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure".

Oprah just turned the color purple!

Gov. Rod Blagojevich tells ABC that he considered appointing Oprah Winfrey to the empty U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

He tells "Good Morning America" that the idea of nominating the talk show host came to him as he explored potential candidates for the job that federal prosecutors allege he tried to sell to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich says "she was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators."

The governor says he worried that the appointment of Winfrey might come across as a gimmick and the talk show host was unlikely to accept.

Rod you do realize by invoking the name of Oprah your best selling prison tell all book won't make her book club?

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Impeached Gov. Blagojevich, on the first leg of his media blitz timed to the start of his impeachment trial, in an NBC interview broadcast on The Today Show Sunday compared himself to human rights heroes Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gahdhi.

This makes me Brad Pitt or George Clooney then.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birds of a feather, flock together

Impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich has hired a public relations firm whose specialties include crisis management as part of his last-ditch national media blitz before the Illinois Senate begins its trial to consider removing him from office.

Blagojevich hired The Publicity Agency for "his dealings with the news media that are outside the scope of his job as governor," according to a news release issued by the firm. A Blagojevich spokesman said he was unaware that the governor had hired an outside P.R. agency.

Among the clients listed at the firm's Web site are former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson, who is suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, and Drew Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky. Drew Peterson has denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance and recently announced his engagement.

With each passing day Blagojevich loses one more marble. Why would this firm even touch him?

Friday, January 23, 2009

His hair must be rooting in his brain

The following excerpt shows that the governor of Illinois Rod Blagjeovich needs an intervention. His lawyer is a good one and he ignores him too. What is going on inside his hair filled head?

Edward Genson, the lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich, said he intends to withdraw as the governor's lawyer in the criminal case. Genson, who has been practicing law for 44 years, made a brief statement to reporters after a hearing this afternoon in federal court.

"I never require a client to do what I say," he said. "But I do require them to at least listen." "I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed," he added.

Asked about the status of the $500,000 that records show he has been paid from Blagojevich campaign funds, Genson said: "The answer to that is that it's none of your guys' business." Genson would have to file paperwork to formally withdraw from the case.

Ah, vacation...

Today is the first day of my vacation. Ok, technically I'm out of work but if I take a positive approach it won't be so bad. Of course if I was somewhere warm it would be so much better.

A short follow up to yesterday's rant on profit. Today Harley-Davidson and GE announced layoffs because their profits were smaller than the previous year. Why is there no outrage?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Does profit have a new meaning?

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is cutting 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months — more than 5 percent of its work force — a sign of how badly even the biggest and richest companies are being stung by the recession.

The layoffs appear to be a first for Microsoft, which was founded in 1975, aside from relatively limited staff cuts the software company made after acquiring companies.

The company announced the cuts as it reported an 11 percent drop in second-quarter profit, which fell short of Wall Street's expectations.

Microsoft said profit in the last quarter fell to $4.17 billion, or 47 cents per share, from year-ago earnings of $4.71 billion, or 50 cents per share.

As I read this in the news today I have come to the concrete conclusion that this country is in the predicament we are in because corporations see profits as losses. Microsoft makes a $4bb profit, albeit not as big as last year's, and they deem they need to fire 5,000 people. THEY MADE A FRICKIN PROFIT! They didn't lose $4bb mind you but added to their account. Something is wrong here.

We all screamed when the oil companies were raking in their huge profits. We must start screaming about profit making companies laying off people so they can make a bigger profit next year. Freeze salaries, cut them back a dollar or two an hour but keep them working. I am disgusted by this.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You know people are saying...

I thought Obama was supposed to fix things overnight. My IRA is still down 40%, my job is still gone, the wars are still going on.

What kind of administration is he running?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Words to live by

Today President Obama conveyed these words in his inaugural speech,

"It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours," he said. "It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate."

I truly believe we can overcome everything if we live by this credo.

The Nightmare Is Over!

Barack Hussein Obama is now the nation's 44th president - and first black chief executive.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama, the earworm?

My friend Mike sent me this. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ooops! You said left?

This is not the airport!


Gov. Rod Blagojevich, worried he would be a "distraction" given the impeachment and criminal charges against him, won't be going to Washington for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural festivities, a spokesman said today.

The first thing he's done right in years.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

To love, honor, and kill!

It was revealed yesterday that Drew Peterson's girlfriend\fiancee\love toy\whack job\future dead woman has moved in with him. How sweet. She brought her two kids too. Kodak moment.

This woman probably feels she can change him. Isn't this what most women think when they hook up with a clown like him? Let's see current wife missing. Previous wife murdered. Allegations of abuse by two other wives. Wow dreamy. Drew I can change you she thinks.

Honey (if I met her and called her honey she'd slap me) listen to your family, friends, ME and get out of there now while you can. What future do you see for yourself with him? He has no job, no personality, he'll only be popular when you go missing or are found dead or they find Stacy.

At the very least let the kids go. Why punish them?

I've read theories why gals go for these kind of guys and they're logical. But can't somebody do something to stop her? Tie her up at home, sedate her for six months, anything? Oh wait, that's what Drew will be doing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A new week begins.

Four days left of work.

I should start work on my plan to fix the economy.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Too much!

What to write. There's too much out there today. I think I'll tackle it over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

None of our business

Today families are encouraged to be open and communicate with each other. I like it.

The other day my aunt Monica, dad's sister, calls my mom and mentions how my brother was asking her all these questions about the family lineage on that side of the family. He's taken up a family tree initiative for some reason.

Now my mom and aunt are in their early 70's and basically have no information on anybody who precluded their parents. My mom and I chatted about this and came up with a possible reason why.

It was none of their business. I'm sure many relatives were illegal back in the day and the less people knew the better. Now we know everything about everybody but before the 1920's good luck.

I wonder how much my 100 year old grandma really knew.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Twinkly lights

I love Christmas lights. It's always exciting to see the first lights of the season. Of course it's sad when the lights start coming down house by house, and before you know it the neighborhood is dark.

Now though people put up lights for all the holidays and special days like Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc. I never see lights for my birthday. That is bothersome. Overall I have no problem with people putting up lights. There's usually a lull between events so it's ok.

Until yesterday. The lady across the street from me, in what seemed like one giant swoop, removed her twinkly Christmas lights and within a blink of eye had put up her Valentines Day lights. C'mon, it's ok to leave the Christmas stuff up a couple more days. I still have Christmas cookies to eat. Poof! The holidays are over.

Thing is this lady will be missing out on inauguration day. She'll be mad when she sees my life sized Obama and Biden moving figurines lighting up the yard with "Hail to the Chief" blaring through the night. I'll show her.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Days dwindle.

Nine more days left of work.

It's like a vacation is coming, which is always exciting, but when will it end?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


In an interview on Fox News Sunday, former President George H.W. Bush says he hopes his son Jeb runs for the Senate in Florida and maybe even president.

"I think he’d be an outstanding senator. ... I’d like to see him be president some day," Bush the elder said. "Right now is probably a bad time because maybe we’ve had enough Bushes in there."

If this happen I'm moving to Iraq. The Bush guys just don't understand incompetence.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Countdown to Spring.

Spring is just 78 days away. Crap, who am I kidding it won't get here until June.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Yes Were Open!

Shocking I know, but thanks to George Bush and his wonderful eight years as president I will now have time to share my thoughts to the world. I lost my research analyst position right before Christmas but get to work until Jan. 15th. Since my job is in the mergers and acquisitions industry things may pick up by April or over the summer so we shall see.

Happy New Year! With 2008 behind us we can only move forward but we must remember to look back to avoid the mistakes made.

How nice of Bush to tell us all that he was buying a new house in Dallas when he leaves Washington. What, the ranch isn't big enough? What a slap in the face to every American going through foreclosure and losing their homes. All because of him and his cronies giving out loans to those who couldn't pay them back.

There's so much more to rant about but I'll have time in a couple weeks.