Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And in the Latest Political News... Updated

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled Al Franken won the election. Coleman said he would NOT take the fight to the federal courts, but we all know Republicans simply are not capable of telling the truth, so we'll see. In the meantime, MN governor Tim Pawlenty, another Republican, previously stated he would certify whoever the state courts ruled had won the race for the senate seat. Again, we'll see if he keeps his words, but his certification is NOT necessary for the Senate to seat Al Franken.

In case anyone missed this, the victory gives the Democrats a 60 seat, filibuster proof, majority. NOW it's time to really repair this country and the damage the Republicans have merrily done since early 1995.

The funniest thing about this Minnesota election race is that it was a couple of MOTs (Members of the Tribe - in other words, Jews), fighting over one of the most goyishe states in the union. I mean, really? MINNESOTA?! :)

And in further developing developments,

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republican Norm Coleman conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's contested Senate race on Tuesday, ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight over an election decided by only a few hundred votes.
Coleman announced his decision at a news conference in St. Paul, hours after a unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and liberal commentator, should be certified the winner.
"The Supreme Court has made its decision and I will abide by the results," Coleman told reporters outside his St. Paul home.
"In these tough times we all need to focus on the future, and the future is that we have a new United States senator," Coleman said.
Franken's presence in the Senate would give the Democrats control of 60 seats, enough to overcome any Republican filibuster if they stay united.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the earliest Franken would be seated is next week, because the Senate is out of session for the July 4 holiday.
Let's hope the rest of the Republican Party adheres to this...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More Star Wars Mr. Potato Head characters!

StarWars.com | One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More

MaSHter Yoda, CHIPbacca, and C-3PotatO.


Although, in all honesty, I DO have a Darth Tater on my desk... :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Economy Gone Bad, Worse, and Worst

Pretty good article by Arianna Huffington about the economy, the Wall Street Bailout/Economy, and the "real economy" and where it's all gone so wrong and continues to go so wrong. Arianna Huffington: Mission Shrink: We've Gone From Saving Wall Street in Order to Save Main Street to Just Saving Wall Street.

President Obama, PLEASE don't let us down...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Not Blogging Much Lately...

I don't even know if more than a couple of people even read this blog any longer, but to those who do, I'm sorry I've not been blogging much lately. I haven't stopped, I've just slowed down a bit as so much has been going on in life lately. The latest drama is actually declaring bankruptcy this week. The credit card has simply overwhelmed us and the income simply isn't enough to pay the credit cards. On top of that, one of the credit companies is suing us for the $20,000 balance we owe them, and rather than allow them to put a lien on our home or garnish wages, we decided, since the company refused to be reasonable and wait a bit longer, it was time to his the reset button.

We hate doing it. It's caused LOTS of stress, it'll be on our credit report for ten years, and it all-around sucks. But we're out of choices at this point.

I just hope after all the smoke clears we'll be able to better our lives, move on, and live our lives again for ourselves, rather than for the credit card companies.

I plan to be back, and I will blog periodically, as I have been. It'll just take a while.

Friday, June 05, 2009

A Bit of Politics...

Oh. My. GOD!!! What a freakin' idiot!

I'm speaking, of course, about Nevada governor Jim Gibbons (Republican - DUH!), who is doing terribly in the polls (he's at 17% and, apparently, only about 17 % of REPUBLICANS will vote for him in the primaries). So, as his latest tactic, he's decided to attack to the White House and President Obama:

For weeks now, Gibbons has been attracting attention for lashing out at Obama after the Democratic president bluntly suggested to corporate executives receiving government aid: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas ... on the taxpayers’ dime.”

Claiming that Obama’s comment led to the cancellation of conferences, which harmed his state’s largest city, Gibbons blasted the president. “Obama stood for change,” the governor said, “but all he has done is brought negative economic change to Nevada.”


“Gov. Gibbons’ only concern is President Obama’s insult to Las Vegas and Nevada,” said Dan Burns, Gibbons’ press secretary. “I would hope that anyone would stand up for Nevada like Gov. Gibbons has stood up for Nevada and Las Vegas.”
Uh. Yeah. Jim? Remember how pissed off pretty much the entire friggin' country was at the corporations taking bailout money (from Bush, I might add) and then using said money to take the corporate executives on vacation to Las Vegas? Remember that? Hmm?

So, you're blaming Obama for the corporations NOT using OUR money to spend in YOUR state? And THAT'S the platform on which you are basing your campaign?!

That's just pathetic. Here's hoping to see YOU out of office real soon...

For the full article about two governors (the other is Republican governor Rick Perry of Texas - big surprise there...), click here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Obama Speaks in Cairo... Iran Blocks Signal

So, Obama gave a pretty good speech in Cairo. He said the Palestinians need to stop terrorizing (yeah, like THAT'S gonna happen), and Israel needs to stop building settlements (yeah, like THAT'S gonna happen, too!).

He also made some good comments about not fitting all Muslims into a "crude" stereotype, nor of fitting the US into a stereotype of a self-interested empire. Then the article went on to say this:

Obama's remarks were televised on all radio and television stations in Israel, and with Arabic voice-over translations by Arab satellite stations Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera, Egyptian TV and Al-Manar, an outlet for the militant group Hezbollah. The speech was not broadcast in Iran, where the goverment jammed signals to block satellite owners from watching.
Seriously? You gotta love those Persians. Is Ahmedinejad so stupid, and government so stupid, they don't realize people who have satellite likely have internet access as well and would be able to access the speech, if not live, then not too long afterward, online at any number of websites? And what were they afraid of, in any case? Obama trying to bring peace to a troubled region? Well, obviously, they were.

What a bunch of tech non-savvy idiots.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The World of Tomorrow

Just found in the archives: An amazingly accurate, mid-Twentieth Century prediction of what the year 2000 will be like!

Heh heh heh... :)