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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thing Will Get Better?

Posted on the 70 Something Blog:

"We have no choice, but to adapt. We will learn some lessons, and things will get better eventually.
We have to believe that."

I think that's one of the main reasons that we are in this horrible predicament. We accepted what the Paulson and the politicians told us. Then Paulson starts handing our money out to the banks and they stuff it into their mattresses to make up for all their gambling losses. The banks are not going to lend any of "our" money to the businesses that need it to cover payroll or inventory. It's "thier" money now and they're free to do with it anything they want.
So the credit-crunch gets worse and we've lost 700 billion dollars but it's OK because "it's only money" and money isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

The lesson? Never trust a banker or a politican.
"things will get better eventually" - Don't hold your breath

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sarah's Sexy Hair: A Desperate Bid For Votes? (SLIDESHOW)

Maybe Palin's looking for an invitation from SNL. Tina, she could do you very easily
Sarah's Sexy Hair: A Desperate Bid For Votes? (SLIDESHOW)

I think Sarah Palin's run for VP is really her press agent's idea. She's had so much media exposure and time to practice her "shtick" that as soon as the McCain/Palin ticket is history - less than a month from now, her TV/Movie career will go into high gear. "Playboy, Desperate Housewives", her own sitcom, maybe a soap? Sky's the limit Sarah but you'll have to lose Todd and the glasses.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What's Happening to Letterman?

Somebody passed me a piece, purportedly penned by late-night host David Letterman that sent me to the web to try to unravel the mystery.

Letterman wrote this?
As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan, nor have I ever been,
but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it seems to hit the mark.

The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll dataI found rather hard to believe.
It must be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappywith the performance of the President.
In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started
thinking, 'What are we so unhappy about?'

A.. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days
a week?

B.. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer
and heating in the winter?

C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?

D.. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and
more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific
Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers
as we move through each state?

F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along
the way that can provide temporary shelter?

G.. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from
around the world is just not good enough either.

H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the

I.. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.

J.. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a
group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch
equipment to extinguish the flames, thus saving you, your family, and your

K.. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a
burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a
bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or

L.. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias
raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers
cell phones and computers.

M.. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we
enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world
has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. ,
yet has a great disdain for its citizens.
They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the
world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no
plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval
rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days
after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of
recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in thebook for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from
terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is
out there defending you and me?

Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this
news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look
around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about
it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you
personal pain OR is it because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss
your sorry ungrateful behind every day. Make no mistake about it.

The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many
cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this
country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up
with either a ''general'' discharge, an 'other than honorable'' discharge
or, worst case scenario, a
''dishonorable' ' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of

Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and
they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood
andguts How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The mediaknows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer whatsells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by 'justifying'
themin one way or another Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J.Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did hewould have done it this way......Insane!

Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as country.
There is exponentially more good than bad. We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.' 'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end toanother, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, 'Are we
surethis is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

David Letterman

I can't find any trace of this anywhere on the internet. If Letterman did write it, where did it appear? If he wrote it, "why"? If he didn't, where is it coming from? Sarah Six-Pack or Mad-Dog McCain?

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