Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bracelet-gate

So what if economists are predicting an inevitable double-dip recession? Who cares if more than 9% of our fellow citizens are unemployed?

If you've got it, flaunt it!

That's just what Mobama did at the most recent fundraiser for her beleagured husband-in-chief. Take a look at those bracelets--$42,000 worth of diamond and gold bling she's sporting!

If Barack is re-elected, I'm hoping there will be a massive redistribution of wealth and I can pick a couple of these up for myself. I think they're really pretty!

Raising Cain

Sorry for the gratuitous headline.

Herman Cain just sent shockwaves through the Republican Party by winning the Florida straw poll by a huge margin.

RESULTS:
Cain 37%
Perry 15%
Mitt Romney 14%
Rick Santorum 11%
Ron Paul 10%
Newt Gingrich 9%
Jon Huntsman 2%
Michele Bachmann 2%

9-9-9. That's our friend Herman Cain's buzz line for his revamped tax proposal. Basically, the founder of Godfather's Pizza says he'd scrap the whole Federal tax system.

Cain would completely abolish the payroll tax. (Collective cheer from the working people!)

Businesses would be taxed a flat tax of 9% on gross income minus investments.

Individuals would pay a 9% Flat Tax on gross income less their charitable deductions.

Finally, the feds would institute a 9% sales tax insuring that EVERYONE gets to share in the cost of keeping the wheels of this expensive government turning. Right now nearly 50% of Americans are getting off scot free.

Go Herman! I like him and his pizza!

[BTW if you're wondering where the phrase "scot free" comes from, I looked it up. Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with Dred Scott or the Scottish.

Sceot is the Old English for "a tax." Scot and lot was a medieval muncipal tax levied on residents. Someone who managed to avoid paying this medieval tax got off "scot free."

Eventually, the word evolved to describe getting away without any kind of punishment, fiscal or otherwise.

So, now you know. Who ever said this blog isn't educational, as well as entertaining?]

Headband makes a comeback, Hillary to follow

The headband is back! The last time Hillary rocked this look she was on stage swaying to Fleetwood Mac. Could this be a signal to her supporters that she's tossing her headpiece into the presidential ring? With Barack-star doing the slow motion death spiral, the 2012 race is about to get a lot more interesting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Cowardice of Paul Krugman

Today most people are remembering 9/11 and how the nation came together as one, mourning the loss of 3000 fellow citizens at the hands of foreign terrorists and celebrating the brave heroism of our first responders.

Most people.

I'm reprinting a blog post from Paul Krugman, a liberal columnist for The New York Times.


September 11, 2011, 8:41 am
The Years of Shame


Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.


Krugman titled this post "Years of Shame." I think his comments are shameful. The fact that he doesn't allow comments on his post is a testament to his cowardice.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Decision criteria

I'm not sure yet, but I'm contemplating tossing my vote for the next President of the United States to the person with the best hair. In 2008 I voted for the person I thought would be the least worst President. He didn't win and we got what we got.

Now, nearly four years later, the country is deeper in debt; unemployment is higher; the stock market is lower; rumors of terror attacks are looming; banks aren't loaning money; no one's buying houses; we've had tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, blizzards...nothing seems to be going right.

I haven't decided for sure, but I think basing my decision on who has the best hair is valid. Call me shallow, but if things are going to stay this badI'd prefer looking at a decent looking person for the next four years over a less decent looking person.


Right now, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are in the lead.

Rick has great locks. Shiny and thick. I like that.








I've met Mitt and he's one of the most handsome men I've ever seen. Really. He has just the right touch of gray. He's who I'd cast for POTUS if I was making a movie. I wish he'd lighten up on the gel, and just let it go au naturel.








Newt Gingrich has a great head of hair, but I'm not a fan of big men with huge heads of white hair. They remind me of Q Tips. He's out.







Barack-star is also out. The worse the state of the Union, the shorter and grayer his hair gets. Sorry, he doesn't even deserve a photo.



Michele Bachmann has decent hair. She's in the competition. I like how she's moved from brown to auburn. I think it's a little long for a woman her age and a little too helmet-ish, though.





If Hillary would throw her mane in the ring, I'd consider her as long as she continues to use a hairdresser. When she does her own hair it's an epic fail.







I think you can figure out where I stand on Rudy Guiliani.




An up and comer is the guy from Utah, John Huntsman. He's low in the polls, but coming on strong. Huntsman's hair is the right length, nicely salted and peppered, vibrant and healthy.

Of course this is all just in the thinking phase. If the best hair would have won in 2008 we might have President Slime Bag John Edwards and First Girlfriend Rielle Hunter whooping it up in the White House.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I have no choice.

I'm going to start blogging about politics, again.

I can't help it. The material is just too good.