Archive for August, 2011

Did You Ever Wrap Your Naked Lover…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

…in tin foil?  Nah, neither have I.  Not your lover – although I’ve wrapped a few of mine in it.  Hell, a rainy night, no where to go, a bottle or two of wine, a video camera and yeeeeaaaaaaaaaa!  Shiny side in or out doesn’t matter in cooking but here it just feels better in.

“Let’s Talk About This, Chuck…”

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Rebuild Iraq Before Hudson, NY ?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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OK, promise: this is my last post on the wars and what they cost for weeks.  But I had to get this in.  You’ll see on the news that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is running short of money to help Irene flood victims.  Congress will grudgingly give it $1-Billion dollars if Obama makes “appropriate” spending cuts.  “Appropriate” does not include much money from the military budget.

We are now spending $1-Billion dollars every day and a third in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.  The rebuilding of Iraq isn’t going well – we cannot properly account for most of the money we’ve spent.  Obama could do a lot about this if he was a real leader – but he isn’t.  He is now campaigning for his re-election 14-months away.

I voted for O because of his stances against the wars. I used to think George W. Bush was the WORST President in history. Obama now has  blown him away with his own war policies.  We won’t forget, asshole.

 

Hoping For A Fall From Grace

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Nancy Grace went ballistic over the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Casey Anderson trial.  She’s a lawyer so she must know what justice is better than 12 jurors and the American Judicial process. I find her loud, obnoxious, rude, and (sorry) chunky.  Kind of like the Rosie O’Donnell of Fox News.

So of course she’s a new contestant on “Dancing With The Stars”. I hope her partner is Dick Cheney – now THAT would be justice! Her selection must have been based on her famous comment after the Anthony verdict: “The Devil is Dancing Tonight.”

I don’t know if Nancy Grace is the devil – or dances like one.  But this fall I will watch my first episode of “Dancing With The Stars”.  I’ll bet I won’t catch her in the second.  And if I were her partner, I wouldn’t want to catch her at all.

Who Can Help Me With The Math?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Cobleskill, NY yesterday

The cost of our wars in the last 10-years is estimated at $3.7 TRILLION DOLLARS and rising faster than Hurricane Irene’s floods.  The estimated, “shocking” costs of cleaning up and repairing the devastation is $7 BILLION DOLLARS.

I know it takes 1000 Billion to make a Trillion – so we’ve spent $3-Thousand Seven Hundred Billion on a decade of wars.  If we divide that by ten (years), the average yearly cost would be $3 Hundred Billion (rounding down), right? $300,000,000,000 divided by 365 days is $821,917,808 per day – for war.  So $7-Billion of Irene cleanup costs could be paid for in about 10-days of war costs.  Is this right?

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Chances of Winning: Zero

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The chance of winning the Grand Prize on this ticket is roughly equivalent to walking around your backyard with a bushel basket waiting for a plane to drop $1-million into it. But even THOSE chances – zillions to one – are better than if you have NO CHANCE of winning.

What’s that?

Yeh, sorry. Sometimes there’s NO chance of winning the Grand Prize. Why?

Because someone may have ALREADY won it. WHAT!?  Well, how do you think they create a game?

The NYS Lottery Commission runs the numbers through computers to make sure the odds are so stupidly high, even Paris Hilton could see there’s little chance of  her ticket actually winning. And then they set the run of the new game (say a year) and print the estimated required number of tickets to distribute to retail vendors and start the massive ad campaigns.

BUT THEN some nitwit actually HITS the Grand Prize in the first month of a yearlong campaign! (It’s happened any number of times.) Uh-oh. There’s only one Grand Prize and eleven months to go. Now what?

“Well New York pulls the game or announces there is no more Grand Prize to win, right?”

Sure, kid. And the cow really jumped over the moon.

How Anal Are YOU?

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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“You Can’t Park Here, Buddy”

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Bill Clinton Endorses Michele Bachmann

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

(thanks, Joe)

America, Sheriff Of The World

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

“Protecting Countries Against Themselves
For Over Half A Century”

Korea, Puerto Rico, Iran, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Lebanon, Cuba, Panama, Laos, Vietnam, Chile, Oman, Cambodia Angola, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Philippines, Panama, Indonesia, Liberia, Saudi Arabia,  Yemen, Macedonia, Columbia, Haiti, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya (a partial list)

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