Archive for October, 2010

Crazy Carl Said WHAT?!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

OK – so Carl Paladino never had much of a chance to become Governor of New York.  But riding on voters’ anger, he snatched the Republican nomination from a moderate candidate who at least appeared sane -although neither could actually win against the well-oiled Democratic machine which chooses our state’s leader.

But then Carl’s mouth blew his “snowball’s chance in hell” into a “snowflake’s chance” with the emphasis on ‘flake’.

Paladino wished people on welfare would get some manners and needed lessons on personal hygiene.  Yikes! Then he made some nasty remarks about New York City Democrats.  Uh-oh. Then he attacked gay people – especially those who butt-bumped in gay pride parades. Oooh, boy!

Hell – this is New York.  Throw away the people on welfare, New York City’s Democrats, and gay people and what do you have left?  Straight upstate women?

Well, Carl took care of that Thursday night by calling our Junior Senator (a woman) the Senior Senator’s (a man’s) “little girl”.  Say WHAT!? Carl could have called her a “puppet” or a “tag along” but instead he chose “little girl”.  And if anyone missed that, Carl repeated it the next day. New York women were not amused.

So who’s going to vote for Carl now?  Well, let’s see.  There are a dozen drunk regulars in a bar in Tonowanda, nine central New York wheat farmers (if they can get their crops in) and . . . .oh. never mind.

The Case FOR Voting AGAINST Incumbents

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

There’s an excellent chance the same people who hold office today will be elected Tuesday.  A huge factor is name recognition.  All those mailings, telephone calls, flyers, signs, and media commercials – usually paid for by special interests – will have their desired effect on you.

Most of that “angry voter”, “fed up with politics”, and “throw the bums out”, stuff will melt from your minds as soon as you pull back the voting booth curtain.  Even Rochester’s largest newspaper, which has been ranting about the mess in Albany for years, endorses mostly main stream – usually incumbent – candidates. Ho-hum.

Name recognition works for me too.  On Tuesday if I recognize an incumbent  candidate’s name – regardless of party – I will quickly vote for his opponent.

I will be especially interested in voting for third party candidates.  My choice for Governor?  Kristin Davis of the Anti-Prohibition party.  If we’re going to raise “sin taxes” – like those on cigarettes and alcohol – why not realistically go all the way and tax some real money makers like pot and gambling?  She’s the only candidate who suggested new sources of revenue for a state which can no longer rely on Wall Street dollars.

But chances are, you won’t even consider Kristen – or any third party candidates.  You’re pretty much programmed into Rows A or B.  The campaign propaganda has worked . . . again.

In fairness, I will promise you this.  I promise that when you vote in the same way for the same candidates – and things remain exactly the same next year – I will not laugh (out loud) at your whines and snivels about government.

REALLY Not Politically Correct

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

My favorite T-Shirts come from TShirtHell (where all the bad shirts go).  I think it’s time people became less offended and laughed a lot more.

She Wouldn’t Even Have to Put Out Her Smoke

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

It’s Tough to Quit

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Robert T. Lee Jr., 40, of East Rochester, was charged recently with third degree burglary, third degree criminal mischief and fourth degree grand larceny after stealing cigarettes from a closed gas station here.

Police say he has admitted to, or was implicated in, at least 19 burglaries totaling more than $12,700 in cigarettes and $8,000 in charges from broken glass.

Lee probably used the sophisticated “smash and grab” method of stealing the smokes.  Here a burglar smashes the front windows of stores with a hammer or large rock, grabs dozens of packs of cigarettes, and then tries to escape before police arrive.

The alleged burglar looked a little surprised while being photographed for his file photo.  Police would not comment on whether Lee was offered cigarettes during his interrogations.

Blown Glass #2

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Tax the Churches

Monday, October 25th, 2010

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

Do these words sound familiar?  They should – they’re the first words of our Bill of Rights.  Most Americans feel the separation of Church and State should be without question.  But lately, some large Christian organizations (and the usual fringe nuts) want to take a more active role in government.  They want to participate in political processes like Supreme Court Rulings and endorse candidates they favor.

I think that’s fine.  But as soon as you slip out of the “exclusively God -saving souls” business, you become just one more political action committee that should be taxed.  That’s right.  Property taxes (the Catholic Church is one of the largest land owners in Manhattan – tax free, of course), income taxes, school taxes, and tax on all those bingo games.

“Respecting an establishment of religion” is precisely what the Constitution intended to prohibit.  And “free exercise thereof” does not mean “free to skate” on the taxpayers’ dime.  Don’t Churches use the same services other corporation use – like fire and police departments and snow plowing?

Churches – if you want to play in the game, you’ve got to share the costs.  If you don’t, fine – but you shouldn’t have it both ways.  And if you want to get out, please start with all of those religious lobbyists who are cluttering the halls of Congress.

She Shot Herself

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Here’s another erotic website with an interesting twist and only two rules: your photo must be erotic and you must have taken it yourself by actually touching the camera. You don’t have to smile.

You Should Have Contracted Swine Flu

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

From my “Oh Just Shut Up!” Department:

It seems heat coming from your laptop computer can cause a rare skin condition called Erythema ab igne.  Some people say it can potentially turn into skin cancer years down the line.  Some people say just about anything.  So far about a dozen people have been diagnosed with this strange malady.

To catch it (so you can sue Steve Jobs or Bill Gates) here’s what you must do:

• Take off your pants (this only works on bare skin).

• Set your laptop on your thigh.

• Keep it running there for 12-or more hours a day.

• Repeat for 3 or 4 years.

When you see a slight, mottled dark area with small white blotches in it, you MAY have succeeded in burning yourself.  I say “may” because chances are this “condition” will go away in a few months.  Then you have to start all over again.

Sadly, this does not seem like a serious cancer causing condition.  Maybe you can tape your cell phone to your head to cause brain cancer.

There’s Hope for Your Ugly Kids

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Ryan Seacrest