Archive for August, 2008

My Book’s Cover in India

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

My Book’s Cover in Poland

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

My Favorite Cartoon: ‘Snowman Funeral’

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

But Can She Spell ‘Potato’?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Republican Vice President Candidate Sarah Palin in 1984. Pretty? Definitely. VP material? Are you out of your freakin’ mind? McSame at least has a sense of humor. This lady was Mayor of a town in Alaska that is so small the residents take turns being the town fool. Two years of that type of intensity and then she’s off to be Governor of the state which has the fewest people spread over the most land in the country.

I got more experience being President of my high school’s Student Council.

If elected, the only thing standing between Ms. Palin and the Presidency of the United States is an old guy who’s had a few bouts with cancer and is senile enough to choose her.

Shall we laugh or cry? You decide.

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Think Your Job Sucks?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

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Don’t Feel Sorry For Her – She’s Already Dead

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

To me, if your heart isn’t torn when you see an infant who has starved to death, you’re just a hairless ape. As a matter of fact, if the picture above doesn’t move you, why don’t you go to someone else’s Blog? I really don’t want you around mine.

Peoples’ minds must filter out most of what we see, hear, and feel – or else we would go mad. I get depressed when I see pictures like this – it’s hard for me to move on and leave the image behind. And then I remember a thought that’s even more depressing.

One of the strongest drives in human beings is the need to procreate – to carry on the species. It’s genetically hard wired in us and can never change. Which means if – by some miracle – this dead child were brought back to life and nursed to health and adulthood, one of the first things she would want to do – would NEED to do – is have MORE children. Pitifully, there will ALWAYS be an overpopulation of children who must have even more children whom they cannot feed – many of whom will starve to death.

And what can we do about it?  Absolutely nothing.

Uh……oh – sorry. Hey! How did the USA Womens’ Volleyball Team do at the Olympics?

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Whacked Hacks Back Crack Tax

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008


Nelson Rockefeller was Governor, I was a kid, and New York passed its first ‘sales tax’. I remember it was only a cent or two on a dollar and it was dubbed the ‘hot dog tax’ because you’d have to pay an additional penny for a ball park weiner. We thought it was funny at first.  But in time, New York would not only wildly boost its sales tax, and mandate countless new taxes, now it’s even trying to create a new tax on which it has no hope of actually collecting: the drug tax.

The what tax?

You read that right, Binky, a tax on ‘controlled substances’ – drugs – is in the NYS budget proposal. The state would issue drug stamps just as they do today with cigarette stamps. The proposed tax would be $3.50 on an ounce of marijuana and $200.00/oz. on stronger drugs such as cocaine and heroin.

There may be a few small flaws in this brilliant plan. New Yorkers who buy cigarette tax stamps run legitimate businesses. Drug dealers don’t. Will dealers fill out tax paperwork answering questions like ‘annual income?’, ‘address?’, and ‘occupation’? Probably not; even though the tax people PROMISE not to give the information to law enforcement agencies – that’s ‘illegal.’ Right. But dealers sell dope – they aren’t dopes. Maybe they can just slip money under the door of the Tax Department late at night and stamps will be passed back in plastic baggies.

So why even bother with this nonsense?

One reason is New York would get to take a slice of the dealers confiscated post-bust loot. Maybe.

Maybe?

Yeh, well there’s kind of a line for the money now. Confiscated drug money gets divvied up between different agencies in the federal government and local law enforcement people. They squabble all the time; so what’s one more ‘Gimme, gimme!’ voice?

Estimated revenue in the first year? $12-million. Start up costs? About $75-million.

I heart New York!
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UPDATE:
In April of this year, the NYS Legislature passed the 2008-2009 Budget which DID NOT include the “crack tax” on drug dealers. But stay tuned.

1959. When Men Were Men and Women Were Thankful

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

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FUCK THE KENTUCKY DERBY!

Monday, August 25th, 2008


OBSCENE? Do you know what’s really obscene? Horses that are raced to death beyond any civilized standards for sport, show, and money. Innocent civilians and soldiers killed in senseless wars like the one in Iraq. And 40,000+ people (mostly children) worldwide who die EVERY SINGLE DAY from starvation and disease. These are ALL disgusting facts – but do you know what’s really obscene?

The fact that a goddamn word offends you more than these atrocities.

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She’ll Be Voting in 2 Years

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

(and her vote will count just as much as yours.)

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