Monday, October 04, 2010

Senator O'Donnell?

Christine O'Donnell's race for the U.S. Senate seat in Delaware is attracting attackers from both major political parties. According to her critics, Ms. O'Donnell is unqualified to belong to the Senate. I think that the only qualifications mentioned in the Constitution are to be 30 years old and to be a citizen of the United States. It appears that she is qualified.

A few years ago a senator described the U.S. Senate as "the greatest deliberative body in the world." The senator's remark transcends the level of ordinary "bullshit" and is some type of metaphysical "bullshit".

Let's be fair and see how Ms.O'Donnell compares to other members of "The world's greatest deliberative body."

Bill Maher has offered "proof" that Ms. O'Donnell "dabbled" in witchcraft. Is this like Ted Kennedy "dabbled" in alcoholism, philandering, and manslaughter?? Is she a better driver than the late "Lion of the Senate", the only person in history to drive off of the Dyke Bridge?

There are those who claim that Ms. O'Donnell has no experience to prepare her for the Senate. Two words, Al Franken. Minnesota sent an idiot to represent them in the Senate and suddenly we're worried about qualifications??

Are they afraid that she can't hang out in the men's room like Larry Craig? Did she belong to the Klan like Robert Byrd?? Will she stay in the Senate until she is senile like (Insert your choice of names here)?? Does she have the morals of John Edwards?? Can she sexually harass like Bob Packwood? Can she be as big a bitch as Barbara Boxer?

Will she be real a Republican or will she be like Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins? How will she compare to Bernie Sanders, the only admitted Socialist in the Senate? They are both from small states. She's from Delaware, "The First State". He's from Vermont, "Site of one of the original 13 gay bars".

I am a believer in the theory that we could pick 535 people out of the phone book and do as well as the Congress we have now. Go ahead, vote for O'Donnell. It won't be boring.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Happy Meal??

The loons in San Francisco are at it again!! They are trying to pass a law requiring that McDonald's eliminate the toy from their Happy Meals or add fruits and vegetables to the meals.

City leaders in San Francisco are the answer to that age old question, How damned stupid can one group of humans be??

If you live in San Francisco, the city leaders do not think that you are qualified enough as a parent to decide whether or not your child can have a toy. You aren't smart enough to decide what your child should eat, so they will decide for you.

Their actions serve to support my belief that there is NO aspect of your life too small for those in government to seek to control. In the news story that I read, someone was speaking about how "progressive" San Francisco is. Progressing to what?? They are racing towards socialism. They are progressing individual rights and freedoms right out of town.

But wait!! San Francisco does not tell everyone about harmful behavior. San Francisco is home to thousands of gay men. You have to love the city leaders of San Francisco. Their position is don't eat French Fries, they will make you fat. But somehow sexual behavior that can lead to AIDS is overlooked. Where are the laws prohibiting or regulating homosexual sex?? Too busy dealing with Happy Meals.

On November 2, remember that Nancy Pelosi represents part of the San Francisco area. Enjoy your burger and fries!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

First of fall

It was a few days late, but fall finally arrived in North Carolina this week. This morning it was 50 degrees when I left the house at 5:30. It felt great.

I haven't been to an auction in several months so I headed to an early auction that John Pait was doing at 8:00 A.M. I knew when I saw the auction listing earlier in the week that it wouldn't last too long. Even by Pait's standards, it went pretty quick. It was over at 9:05. I picked up some deals. A Red-man picnic basket for $2, an old school desk for $2, several Victor mugs for $2, a rocking chair for $2, and a $2 bid for "everything in the corner" of the garage yielded a pruning saw, a Craftsman axe, a sausage grinder (still in the box), and some crap still to be examined. My older son was there and added to his wheelchair collection with a $2 purchase. If you are in the market for a good wheelchair, I think that it's already on Craig's List. It took us as long to load up as it took John to sell it all.

My wife had called me earlier in the morning and told me about a big yard sale and BBQ at a church in Greensboro. After loading up the minivan, there was still a cubic foot or so empty. So I headed out to the big church yard sale. They actually had some pretty good deals though some items appeared to have been priced by someone from Macy's. I bought about 30 NASCAR Christmas ornaments, new in the box. After packing those ornaments into the space available, I walked over to the tent where they were selling BBQ chicken. It wasn't a bad deal, $7.00 for a half chicken, slaw, and baked beans. I bought one and headed home.

A couple of miles down the road, my wonderful first day of fall went down the chute. The BBQ chicken smelled so good that I thought that I would taste it. I was sitting at a red light and looked in the bag. No plastic utensils! No problem, I'm a man, silverware is optional. The light changed, so I put my taste test on hold until the next red light. At that light, I reached into the container and tore the leg off of the half chicken. Actually, I TRIED to tear the leg off of the chicken! I realized instantly that I was not dealing with a run of the mill BBQ chicken. This was some type of BBQ chicken that I had never seen before. This was the toughest chicken that I have ever seen. That includes the chicken jerky that KFC tries to pass off as "grilled" chicken.

This chicken is my new standard for overcooked food. This chicken wasn't grilled by a cook, it was attacked by some kind of meat assassin. Crispy skin on BBQ chicken is good, crispy meat is not good. After trying a bite, I checked to see where my belt and wallet were, since it had a similar texture. I tried a second bite, but it was worse than the first. I gave up. I put the rest of the chicken back into the container. At every intersection on my way home, I looked for one of those guys with a sign telling you that they are hungry. They must have heard about the chicken and went into hiding or found jobs. On the way home, I did see several vultures in a field. I considered giving them the chicken but that might violate some federal environmental rule.

If your church is selling BBQ chicken, I beg you, use a thermometer. Chicken doesn't need to cook all day. When the temperature passes 165 degrees, find another place for it other than the grill. Call me if you need help, I would rather donate some time than see a chicken ruined.

Friday, October 01, 2010

A Congress of Cowards

The U.S. Congress adjourned this week and headed home to seek re-election.

Congress passed a healthcare bill that few taxpayers wanted and then failed to act to prevent tax rates from increasing next year. Now they are coming home to run for office again?? Are you kidding me?? Is there a group more out of touch with America than Congress?

The only Democrats willing to talk about healthcare are those who voted against it. What are the rest of the Democrats going to give you as a reason to vote for them?

The Republicans need to own up to losing touch a few years ago if they want us to support them. It is not enough to tell us what you are going to do if we elect you, tell us why you didn't do it before.

Obama, Obummer, O'blamer, whatever! I'll vote for the first son of a bitch who will pledge to start impeachment proceedings against that arrogant ass. I can't take much more of O'bitcher complaining because he thinks that we aren't smart enough to appreciate all that he wants to do to us. Pardon me, do for us. The new O'blamer slogan, One and done!! For the slow among you, that means one term and he can take his ass back to Chicago and help Rahm Emmanuel break the city of Chicago. By the time those boys finish, the Great Chicago Fire will look like urban renewal.

Here's a pointer for voting for Congress this year. If you can't remember the name of the person who held office before your current representative because it has been so long, it's time to change. We can't do any worse than this crowd.