Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pet Peeves

Driving edition.

I’m an Official Cripple; I have a State of Ohio issued Handicapped Parking tag. Am I the only one in America who has actually read the thing? Right at the top is says “Remove before driving.”

How many people have I seen driving down the road with this huge, blue blind spot in the middle of their vision? Hundreds if not thousands. Idiots! Take the damned thing down when you’re driving! You can’t see through it!!

I am also apparently the only one who reads No Turn on Red signs.

If the sign reads:

No Turn on Red
9:00AM – 3:00PM
School days

Would you be able to turn on red on Sunday afternoon?

I would think so.

This afternoon I got stuck behind some idiot who can’t read. Turning right, there’s the above sign. He just sat there. I blew my horn at him and he finally moved. Fortunately, he didn’t make my next left with me!

READ THE SIGNS!!! That’s what they are there for!

Liberals and Nixon

Liberals, would you leave Nixon’s corpse alone?!?

There’s yet another ‘Nixon was such a monster’ movie coming out. Directed by Ron Howard.

Opie, I’m very disappointed in you!!

From the trailer: “Richard Nixon lied to the American people!”

So did Bill Clinton and I don’t see any ‘what a bad guy he is!’ type movies being made about him.

Clinton lied under oath; Nixon lied to reporters. As much as they would like us to believe to the contrary, that’s not quite the same thing!!!

Clinton didn’t have the grace or the dignity to resign when he was literally caught with his pants down. Nixon only sanctioned some political dirty tricks that Clinton far surpassed in his own quest to stay in power.

How many FBI files of the opposition were found in the private residence of the White House during Nixon’s time? None. You can’t say that about Clinton!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Circle Constricts Again.

A gentleman named Dean Barnett wrote:

"As I grew sicker, I had what for me was an extremely comforting insight. I came to view serious and progressive illness as an ever-constricting circle with oneself at the center. The interior of the circle represents the contents of one’s life. As the circle gets smaller, things that were inside get forced out. Some of these things are dearly missed; others that were once thought precious get forced to the exterior and turn out to go surprisingly unlamented."

Dean had Cystic Fibrosis. It claimed his life on October 27, 2008

I wish I had discovered his blog earlier! Now there’s someone who has walked the walk!!

My circle just got smaller. I lost my job on November 19th. I’m really too sick to find another one much less to really work during the day. My job was mostly sitting around waiting for something to break so I could fix it. While waiting, I surfed the ‘Net. Got a lot of reading done but didn’t work very hard.

This was a good thing. Most days, I was too tired to really work anyway. My EF is around 20% but I’m still exhausted most of the time. And getting up at 6:30AM didn’t help at all!

So, I’ve applied for Disability. It could take 2 years or more for a final adjudication. In the meantime, my SO is going to have to kick in to support our household way beyond what he has been. Way more.

I’ve always been very independent. Asking for help, especially financial help is very hard for me to do. Now, that independence is gone.

I knew this would happen eventually. You can’t be this close to dying and still keep working full time like there’s nothing wrong.

At my last cardiologist appointment, he told me that my next hope for any improvement was a breakthrough in new technology. And with the Dimmocrates getting ready to ruin the health care industry, there’s not much hope of that any time soon. Take the profit motive away and innovation will dry up. Why spend all that money to invent something new when you will never see a return on your investment?

So, I guess I just keep going as long as I can.

That’s how I’ve gotten this far: just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yes, You are a Socialist!!

Obama said in his infomercial: "Just because I want to spread the wealth around, they call me a socialist. The next thing you know, they will call me a communist because I shared my peanut butter sandwich in kindergarten!"

It's fine if you want to share YOUR sandwich, Senator Government, but when you insist that I share mine, that's Socialism!!!

And taking anything from someone and giving it to someone to whom it doesn't belong is STEALING!!! I really don't give a shit about your motivations. I earned it; it's mine. You have no right to it!!

So, not only are you a Socialist, but you are a THIEF as well!!!

According to my SO, the CPA, when ther Dhimmocrats let the Bush tax cuts expire, as they have said they will, the income for the 25% tax bracked returns to $42,000. Right now, the tax rate is 15%. Now, that's a 10% tax INCREASE anyway you cut it!! My taxes are going to go up by thousands of dollars!!

Just remember, "Evil Rich" starts at $42,000 per year income.

$42K. Yeah. That's real wealth!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I have a new physical problem.

It’s actually been building up for years. My right shoulder has gotten more and more painful over the past year or so. It’s ached with use or extension for years but in the past year, I’ve been almost unable to use my right arm. It hurts just typing this!

So, I went to an orthopedist. Since I cannot have an MRI due to my cardiac implant, having a torn rotator cuff is difficult to get a definitive diagnosis on. He wants to stick needles in there and see what happens.

Now, I ask you, is this any way to run a popsicle stand?!? You’re suggesting that I let you jam a steel spike into an already painful portion of my body just to see what you find?? And you can’t understand why I have a problem with that??

What are you, nuts?

I’m of the opinion that most doctors have forgotten what it’s like to be at the mercy of people who have none. Most people don’t like needles. Me, I’m terrified of them.

Now, imagine this. You’ve got a health problem. You go to the doctor for it. He suggests a therapy. That therapy happens to be the thing you are most afraid of in this life. Say you’re afraid of heights. So afraid you can’t ride in an elevator because you know you’re standing over a 10-storey hole while doing so. So, said doctor says the first recommended therapy for your problem is to go sky-diving. Or jump off a very tall building, complete with parachute. And won’t consider or discuss any other therapies. What do you do?

Find another doctor!! There has to be another way to treat this condition that does not involve needle torture!!

And, yes, I went to Physical Therapy. That made it hurt worse. Much worse. Totally incapacitated me with pain. So, I don’t think that’s the answer either.

I’ve got a referral to another doctor. Guess I’ll see what he has to say…


I went to a different orthopod. He diagnosed my should as "frozen". No tears, nothing broken. I'm not sure how using my right arm more made my shoulder freeze up but he seems to be correct. I've gone to a different physical therapist, someone who is interested in actually doing their jobs and helping people, and they've pointed out that if I had really torn my rotator cuff, I wouldn't be able to hold my arm up at all, which I still can do. So, now I got and "get bent" twice a week and it's really helping. Those prissy girls at the other PT place were all wrong!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama's Logo

James Madison reported Benjamin Franklin saying, "I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I... know that it is a rising...sun."

I’ve been thinking about Obama’s logo, the one you see everywhere:

That looks more like a setting sun to me.

The fools elect this clown, I fear for my country.

The sun is going to set on America.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MSM takedown

Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors. Today, he has out-shown his previous writings.

FYI, he's a Democrat, too.

Check it out!!

I wish i could write like that!!

The Case Against Obambi

If you haven't seen this yet, go. Read. Watch the videos.

Send the link to everyone you know who is even remotely considering voting for Obambi.

Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham the Great, and Captain Ed do a fabulous job of putting the whole case together. Anyone who, after reading this, still votes for the guy is truly an idiot.

Oh, and the newest piece of Liberal idiocy (but I repeat myself!) is that Socialist = Black. All those codewords, don't ya know.

Somehow, I think Hitler would be surprised to find himself considered Black. As would Stalin, Lenin and Mao!!

Barack and Marx

No real post as yet today. I've been working!!

But I did find somethig to swipe from, one of my favorite websites:

I'm not sure where they got it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Joe Biden

Just which candidate is this guy supporting anyway?

I knew Biden would be a lot of fun but I didn’t expect him to make our point for us in such a bald-faced way!!

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

And not only is he going to cause a world-wide crisis, he’s going to mishandle it as well!

"Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years."

But keep following blindly!!

“And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you - not financially to help him - we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.” *

Are we sure this guy isn’t on the McCain payroll??

What do various bloggers call him? Oh, yeah…


Absolutely priceless!!

No wonder Obambi has the endorsement of every tin-pot (and otherwise!) dictator on the planet. They think he’s going to be a push-over. They know he won’t have the balls to give them a muscular response. They see how he responded to the Russian invasion of Georgia and know he won’t make the correct response. He’s going to want to talk it over, first. That will give them plenty of time for making mischief and consolidate any gains. I wonder if Russia will even wait for him to be inaugurated before they invade their next target??

He’s so inexperienced that even his running mate thinks he is going to screw up his response to the test!

And don’t forget the Islamic terrorists. They are still out there. It’s been calm for a while because they knew that if they misbehaved, Uncle Sam would spank. Obambi will make sure those spankings are never administered. He’ll want to lecture and put them in “time-out” instead. That doesn’t work with violent children and it won’t work with violent terrorists.

Of course, most Dhimmicrats don’t believe that we’re in any danger from Islamic Radicals. Their willingness to blow themselves up if they can take a few of us with them is all our fault. It’s not their repressive, violent religion or anything, right? It’s our fault their governments keep them in poverty in spite of the billions and billions of Petro Dollars they get from the West. What we need it more foreign aide!!

One person who has gone into hiding is Joe Biden. He’s no where to be found. Gee, ya think somebody noticed what an idiot he is?? :-)

*Quotes swiped from Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Poor Joe!!

He has dared to question the Messiah and for his temerity in doing so, he is being vilified and his entire private life is being dragged thought mud by the Dinosaur Media.

How dare he think he could get away with such a thing?? Doesn’t he know that you don’t question The One?

All sarcasm aside, what it wrong with the press in this country? This guy isn’t running for office. He’s a private citizen who asked a question of a politician. And got an honest answer. One that Obambi’s acolytes in the Media don’t like. So, instead of actually addressing the issues raised by their own candidate, they go after the regular guy who asked the question.

This is what our presidential politics has descended to in this country? Smearing average citizens when a candidate makes a gaff??

“He made me say that!” “That’s not what I meant!”

Not that Obambi has tried to ameliorate the statement. It still stands there, a blatant statement of socialism and Marxism, with no explanations or excuses.

Apparently, he means to do what he said.

Any one who hopes to do well and votes for this guy is the worst sort of fool.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Got this from a friend. Had to post it!!

Obama’s Tax Plans

Imagine you are a realtor. I was one at one point in my life.

In Ohio, realtors earn 3% on each sale. It they’re smart and not splitting it with some realty company, that means that they have to make only 2.7 sales of $250,000 houses (not hard to do in the Cleveland area) to make in excess of $250,000.

Think a hard working realtor could average just under 3 sales a month? You betcha!!

So, the next time you hear Obambi going on about how only “rich” people will have a tax increase, think of your aunt the realtor. Or that friend of your mothers.

They are who he is talking about!!!

Realtors work 24/7, which is why I am not one any more. My kids were little and I was a single parent. I needed to be there with them, not sitting in some open house on the other side of town. And you do work very hard for that money!!

So, now Obambi wants to take all that hard earned money away from the people who earned it and give it to people who didn’t. How is that fair?

The whole of the American Dream is that you can, if you are willing to work at it, make something of yourself. There’s nothing stopping you.

I hope all those deluded idiots who plan on voting for the guy are aware that they are voting away their best chance to be successful. The moment that they are successful, Obambi is going to come along and take it away from them.

Obambi’s message: Don’t be too successful. I’ll take it away from you!

That’s seems to be the Democrat’s message in general.

They whine about “fairness”. As defined by whom???

How is it fair to take something earned by one person and give it to someone who didn’t earn it?

If I did that, I’d go to jail! That’s robbery!!

And not any more right when a government does it than when an individual does it!!


If you listen to Rush on line, you already know this:

Jennifer Brunner is hiding 200,000 unverified voter registrations from the county election people who are supposed to track down these people and verify that their information is accurate. The county election people are supposed to take all unverifiable registrations and investigate them and make sure that the people registered are legally allowed to vote in Ohio.

And she’s sitting on 200,000 of them.

George Bush beat John Kerry by 118,457 votes in Ohio.

Hello, voter fraud!!

On a massive scale!

Wake up people!!

You are ALL being disenfranchised!!

Every vote cast fraudulently diminishes your vote by that much. Your vote is a percentage of the large whole. The larger the larger whole is, the smaller percentage that one vote is. Now, if those votes are legitimate, that’s just the way it goes. But if your vote is being diluted by fraudulently case votes, you’re really out something!! You lose even more of what little effect your one vote has.

We need to fight this!! Make our Secretary of State do her job!!!

Call her office. Send an email. Make a pest of yourself!!

Our vote is the only thing we’ve got!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Do your job!

How dishonest does one have to be to refuse to do the job to which one was elected because not to do so might benefit a political candidate one supports?

Apparently, as dishonest as Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner. Until the courts got involved and ordered her to do her job, Ms Brunner had refused to follow Ohio law and cross check new voter registrations against other state databases thus establishing their validity.

Two people have filed a RICO lawsuit to use the force of the courts to disband ACORN. She’s so ‘in the tank’ for Obama that she’s willing to break the law and help them cheat to help him to win.

Didn’t she learn as a child that a win acquired by cheating is wrong? You have to win fair and square before you can be considered to have accomplished something.

Sure, Obama may be president but half the country will see through the chicanery and won’t respect him. Being president isn’t an easy job. Why make it harder on him by tainting his win?

Weren’t you paying attention the past 8 years when Democrats made W’s life hell for their cheating that they projected onto him? There are bloggers out there who are pledging to make the same nasty accusations if Obama wins by cheating. ACORN is cheating. Ms Brunner is cheating.

I didn’t vote absentee because I figured it would just get ‘lost’ since I don’t intend to vote Democrat. If I wait until November, maybe I’ll get included in the general chaos. It will be harder to pick out the Republican ballots and pitch them. Especially since I’m in Cuyahoga County. All votes from here will be assumed to be Democrat.

I voted Democrat in the primaries as part of Operation Chaos. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Hillary, however. I am now really regretting that vote for Obama. All I really wanted was a chance to vote against Dennis. You know, Cleveland’s Biggest Embarrassment.

Incidentally, Congress’s current approval rating is somewhere in the neighborhood of 9% these days. W is still in the 30s

In any case, I vote against this appalling silly person every chance I get. I’d like to ask the people who vote for him:

How many cities does a guy have to bankrupt before you won’t vote for him?

I should think the answer would be one!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Socialized Medicine

One of the more interesting things about living with a CPA is that he can effortlessly defuse economic demagoguery by the Left.

Obama is currently running an ad slamming John McCain for wanting to tax our health insurance as ordinary income and giving us ‘only’ a $5,000 tax credit to off set the increase in taxes. Obama is also claiming that the $5K would go straight to the insurance company.

My CPA explains it thusly:

Say your health insurance costs $800 a month. That’s $9,600 a year. I’m probably in the 25% tax bracket. That means my tax liability goes up $9,600 * .25 = $2,400 per year.

Then I get a $5,000 line-item tax credit ON MY 1040 TAX FORM. Me. Not some insurance company.

So. Let’s see: $5,000 - $2,400 = $2,600.

Yeah, my benefits get taxed but I clear a $2,600 credit applied to all my other tax liabilities, which are refundable. Get it? REFUNDABLE!!!

I get it back!!

I get taxed more heavily but get back way more money.

How’s that a bad thing???


And if you damned fools elect this lying charlatan, he wants to nationalize health care. You’re already on the internet. Look up waiting times for simple procedures in Canada and England. What’s the wait for an MRI in Canada? 72 days. Even if you have brain cancer!! Average wait time for surgery? 18.3 weeks. Weeks!!

Britain? 13 weeks.

Yeah, socialized medicine is such a success.

It’s great, unless you happen to get sick!

Then, you’re on your own for weeks at a time. Plenty of time to contemplate your fate as you slowly die of heart disease or cancer and to get your affairs in order.

It’s just one more gift from your government.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

An American Carol

We went to see this movie last night.

I highly recommend it. It was hilarious! I haven’t laughed out loud at a movie like that in a long, long time!

It was really good to see the other side get skewered, for a change. They laugh and mock us constantly, misrepresenting our views and positions, all to supposed great hilarity. Not!
My favorite part was the ACLU lawyer zombies! LOL!!! And a crazed Dennis Hopper, looking crazy in that special way only he can, blowing them away in the courtroom!!! Almost too much.

I do have to question the judgment of the theater management, though. We were clearly a conservative audience there specifically to see a conservative movie. What do they choose to show us previews of??

A Jimmy Carter Documentary and Oliver Stone’s “W”!!!!!

The crowd booed and hissed!

I just can’t imagine that they are that brain-dead to think that those two movies would get a positive response from that audience!

Those weren’t the only previews, of course. We were late getting there so these two were the only ones I saw.


Very funny movie! Zucker does it again!!!


I used to think that the stupidest people in the world were Christians. Who could be that gullible to believe that crap? How dumb do you have to be to send money to those guys??

However, with my increasing access to the internet, I’ve discovered that the truly stupidest people in the world are liberals. Who but a liberal could believe that taxing the producers would bring down the price of gas but increasing the supply would not?

And, let’s get this straight: we don’t have a “Gas Crisis”. We have plenty of gasoline. When was the last time you went to a gas station and were turned away? What we have is a problem with the price of gas. There’s plenty available, we just don’t like what they’re charging for it. That’s not a “crisis”. And if the damned liberals would get out of the way and let us drill, we could all pay less at the pump.

Saudi Arabia is bring a new oil field on line that is expected to be producing oil in less than a year! China is drilling off the coast of Florida. Why aren’t we???

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I think I’ve finally figured out why women my age (almost 50) read romance novels.

When I was in my 20s and 30s I had no patience for such things. I didn’t want to read about romance, I wanted to do it! And I still thought it was possible.

Women in our late 40s, we’re lonely. We’ve been through the relationships, gotten the divorces, and had the nasty breakups. Now, we no longer believe romance is even possible, much less lasting. The guy whose eye used to dilate when he looked at us now doesn’t have anything nice to say. And now that our kids have grown up and moved on with their lives, we don’t have that distraction.

We’ve finally got the time for dedicated romance but no longer believe in it.

Romances in books never end with one partner finding the other so irritating they can’t stand to be in the same room with them.

Sure, he still does the laundry but now he bitches about what types of clothes we wear and how hard they are to take care of. Do we really need to wear clean clothes everyday? Yes, yes we do.

We need attention and affection and, somehow, wind up with neither. So, we read about it. It’s better than nothing!

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Glad that’s over!

Indiana can now sink back into its normal state of political obscurity.

One of the things that’s been hard to get used to about living in Ohio is all the attention from the political candidates. Indiana usually and reliably goes Republican and, at most, will see a Republican candidate or two through the course of the general election. The Democrats usually don’t waste their time or money campaigning there.

This election season, they descended like locusts. My sister says that one of the Dem candidates gave a speech at the small town she lives in and shut the whole town down for most of the day. Streets were blocked off and the Secret Service was everywhere.

Quite inconsiderate.

Fortunately, she was already at work when they arrived. Others were not so lucky and the doctor’s office where she works had an unusual number of late and cancelled appointments.

Headline: Democrats Prevent Citizens From Obtaining Necessary Health Care.

Film at eleven! ;-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dangerous Barbie Dolls!

This is really funny:

A top Iranian judiciary official warned Monday against the "destructive"
cultural and social consequences of importing Barbie dolls and other Western
Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi said in an official
letter to Vice President Parviz Davoudi that the Western toys was a "danger"
that needed to be stopped.
"The irregular importation of such toys, which
unfortunately arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive
culturally and a social danger," Najafabadi said in his letter, a copy of which
was made available to The Associated Press.
... Najafabadi said Iran was the
world's third biggest importer of toys, and these smuggled imports posed a
threat to the "identity" of the new generation.
"Undoubtedly, the
personality and identity of the new generation and our children, as a result of
unrestricted importation of toys, has been put at risk and caused irreparable
damages," he said.
Authorities launched a temporary campaign of confiscating
Barbie from toy stores in 2002, denouncing the un-Islamic sensibilities of the
iconic American doll. The campaign was eventually discontinued.
That same
year, though, Iran introduced a competing doll—the twins Dara and Sara, who
promoted traditional values with their modest clothing and pro-family stories
but they proved unable to stem the Barbie tide.
In 1996, the head of a
government-backed children's agency called Barbie a "Trojan horse" sneaking in
Western influences such as makeup and revealing clothes.
Barbie is sold
wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear head scarves
in public and men and women are not allowed to swim together.

Swiped from Right Wing News

I raised two daughters in the “decadent” Western culture of Indiana. They received Barbie dolls for birthdays and Christmas. Never did I consider Barbie to be undermining their morality!

They also received Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I didn’t expect those to be corrupting, either.

I carefully raised my daughters to think for themselves instead of following the herd. Neither is fashionable or trendy. They don’t waste time worrying about their appearance beyond what they like and boundaries of good taste.

Neither are they overly violent or overly cutsie. One is an aspiring musician/music producer and the other designs web pages and does custom sewing. Both are independent thinkers. Neither was damaged by any images of Barbie and her extensive wardrobe.

With all the poverty and other real social problems available that need solving in their culture, the Iranians instead choose to inveigh against poor, ole, much-maligned Barbie?!?

Oh, well. As long as they’re wasting their time on such nonsense, they won’t have time to think any new ways of killing each other and us!

Monday, April 21, 2008

More Computer Follies:

At a previous job, I was the programmer of the Access front end that we did all our work in. It was a huge program that gathered immense amounts of data into a SQL Server database.

The bosses had decided that I was to make certain fields off limits for a few lower-end users. I had this musical co-worker who, upon hearing of my newest project, started going around the office humming “Can’t Touch This”

When I was done with the newest revisions, I put into it code that would run only for her that would open Internet Explorer and go to You Tube and start playing MC Hammer’s Video of “Can’t Touch This”. The office manager was in on this gag with me so I figured I wouldn’t get into too much trouble.

I didn’t count on the stupidity of one of our senior managers. The office manager was late that day and the senior manager happened to be walking past my co-worker’s computer just at MC launched into his song and dance.

The senior manager freaked, assumed we had some horrible virus in the system and made the whole office sit there, doing nothing, until I got there at 9:00.

She was furious when I explained the gag.

I was quite offended that she would think that I would have damaged the company’s greatest asset on purpose.

I didn’t tell her that the office manager wanted me to pull the gag on the whole office! I figured I didn’t need both of us in trouble with this no-sense-of-humor idiot!!

I still smile when I hear that song!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Old News

The very definition of “schadenfreude”:

The guy who laid me off a few years ago dropped dead, at the office no less, last year!!


He was nasty to me when I worked there and saved the job of one of his friends when he should have laid one of them off instead of me. They were redundant, I was not.

Hope he likes the neighborhood, now!

(Hey, I never said I was nice!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hillary *updated*

Apparently, the MSM is shocked, shocked! to find out that Hillary Clinton lied to them.


Gee, where have they been all these years? Not paying attention, obviously.

Hillary loves the Big Lie. Like: claiming to be named after Sir Edmund Hillary when he didn’t climb Mount Everest until she was a small child. No one had ever heard of him before that. And: turning a $1,000 investment into $100,000 by reading the Wall Street Journal. Not to malign that great publication but, if it was that easy, this country would have many more millionaires than it does!

She and her husband, both, have been lying to the world since 1990. They’ve been lying to the people of Arkansas longer than that! For the MSM to only now notice is such hypocrisy!

I guess the Left-Wind Media has decided that Obama is the one they want (like they did with McCain) so anything anyone does, even a Clinton, to hurt his candidacy is going to get slammed.

She didn’t really think that she could get away with this forever, did she? Of course, why wouldn’t she? Her husband didn’t come under fire until he criticized Obama, either. And they LOVED him!

“First Black President.” Not with those pasty, white thighs! Remember those shots and video of him jogging? How ridiculous was that? The Leader of the Free World out running in the street in short shorts.

Of course, she’s absolutely correct about Obama and the Rev. Wright. You choose your pastor. Obama chose this guy and stayed with him for over 20 years. Therefore, he must at least tacitly approve of his opinions as expressed in his sermons.

Just as she’s stayed with Bill. She has approved of his behavior as well. You can’t have one without the other. She chose him; she can un-chose him at any time.

I’ve been cheated on. I found out about it only after we had broken up, in a rather artless way, from the woman he cheated on me with. I treat him as a non-person. He simply doesn’t exist.

I’m not sure that would work with Bill but she could at least have the dignity to tell him to get lost!

I could almost respect her for that!

She’s still not qualified to be President, though. Nothing will change that!


A score card from Dick Morris, who probably knows Hillary best:

His book on her was scathing! Quite a good read. I recommend it!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Ok, time for a bitch session!

For the past week, it’s been All Eliot, all-the-time.

Now it’s All Hate-Monger Jeremiah, all-the-time.

Gee, anything else happen in America in the past few days???

And, I don’t care who had a three-way with whom! It’s none of our business! Quit reporting this stuff!

This is as bad as during the Lewinsky scandal. I had to explain to my 8-year-old what a “blow-job” was. She kept hearing the term on the news and wanted to know what it meant. (Her response: “Gross!!”)

I feel sorry for people with younger kids. The media is making such a big deal about all this that the kids can’t help but notice.

Kinda like hearing Haldeman and Erlichman every night on the news when I was 13 and very preoccupied with being a newly-minted teenager. I didn’t understand what was going on at the time but I was aware that it was bad.

I finally realized when I was in college that I had lived through a huge scandal and knew, essentially, nothing about it. I happed to catch “All the President’s Men” on cable. That got me curious about what had actually happened. I knew anything Hollywood put out was most probably not the truth.

About that time, most of the players in Watergate had started publishing their books. I went to the library and skimmed several, choosing the one by the judge in the case, John Sirica, to read in depth. I figured he had heard all the evidence and didn’t have a horse in the race, so to speak. He didn’t have any personal agendas to protect.

What are today’s children absorbing from these scandals? “God Damn America” and “Client #9”?!?

I’m glad my kids are grown and my grandson is too young to watch TV!!

And I’m also glad I don’t have to explain any of this to an innocent!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Where are the Grown-ups?? *Updated*

Back in the 1980s, when I was in my 20s, I didn’t really feel like an adult. Even though I was a married woman with 2 kids by the end of the decade, I still didn’t really feel like a grown-up.

In the 25 years since, I’ve grown-up quite a bit, shouldering my responsibilities as a single mom and sole support of those 2 kids, who are now grown.

I have a good driving record, a clean credit report and I pay my bills on time.

Back then, there seemed to be a few people who were the grown-ups: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John-Paul. All but Dame Thatcher have gone to their reward.

Unfortunately for us, no one seems to have stepped up to replace them. No one seems capable of making the difficult decisions that can end the War on Islamic Fascism like Ron, Maggie and John-Paul did with communism and the USSR. Where are the leaders?

Hell, one of our 2 political parties won’t even admit there IS a War on Islamic Fascism! They have their collective heads buried so far up their asses they haven’t seen daylight in years!

And yet, 47.5% of Americans poll that they will vote for a Democrat in November!

What’s wrong with these people? These Islamic nutjobs are AT WAR WITH US?

They seek our death and the total destruction of our country and our culture.

To those who say we need to talk and “negotiate” with these people, I want to know what you think there is to negotiate about? If your opponents’ starting position is your death, what’s there to negotiate, the where and how?

They don’t want to live with us! There’s nothing we can do that can change that. We didn’t cause it. We can’t fix it.

But we can stop it.

This country desperately needs some grown-ups who recognize the danger we are in and have the balls to do something about it.

Since it looks like I’ll have no other choice, I’m hoping that McCain turns out to be an adult!!

I hope he makes a good, conservative choice for VP. There’s been rumors on the ‘net that he’s thinking of asking a Democrat to run with him.

If he wants to guarantee that the conservative base stays home in November, he should do just that. I’ll definitely sit that one out. I don’t vote for Democrats in the general election.


I forgot one of the adults from this time period: Lech Walesa. Now, there's a man with BALLS! He stood up to the Soviet Union! He and his Solidarity labor union helped Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul bring down the USSR.

Sorry, Lech, I'll try and do better next time!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Computer Stupidities

I’ve been reading this great website of Computer Stupidities and realized that I have a few tales of my own I could tell.

For instance:

At a former job, I had an older use who really didn’t understand anything about the computer he worked on every day.

One afternoon, he came to me, all upset.

“My computer is making this ‘bip-bip-bip’ sound!” He was very indignant. He took every problem with his computer personally; sure that his computer was out to get him, and all the problems were my fault, somehow, because I was the computer support person and I should just make sure nothing ever went wrong.

So, I got up, crossed the open office and sat down at his desk. I moved the file folder off his space bar and the sound went away!

“There ya go!”

He didn’t even say thanks!

I went back to my desk on the other side of the room and nearly strangled trying not to laugh out loud.

Earth Hour

Remember Jump Day?

People all over the world were all supposed to jump at the same time in a vain attempt to change the orbit of the earth around the Sun.

Yeah, right!

Well, they’re at it again!

More silliness:

Earth Hour

We’re supposed to turn out all our lights for an hour, to help eliminate CO2 from the environment. And change to those horribly poisonous CFL light bulbs.

Well, personally, I'm going to turn on every light in my house for that hour. And remove the 1 CFL bulb my SO brought home and installed against my wishes. (Carefully disposing of it, of course.) He's not allowed to bring any more home.

If they’re so worried about energy use and CO2 emissions, where’s the huge push for more nuclear power plants?

Those produce no CO2 at all. And you get lots of energy for your buck.

But, no, we’re all just supposed to sit in the dark. That’ll fix the problem!

Like burning our food supply for fuel. I’ve never heard of anything more stupid!

Spending more at the grocery store? Blame ethanol. Producing and burning ethanol causes more CO2 emissions than the same amount of energy in gasoline.

But ethanol is going to save us all!

Enviro-nazis are idiots.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eliot Spitzer

I don’t get it.

Who cares who had sex with a prostitute?

Sure, I feel sorry for his wife but I still gotta get up tomorrow morning and go to work and I still gotta pay my mortgage.

Until somebody’s sex life impacts that, just keep it to yourselves.

No body cares!

Let private business be private, for once.

Unless, of course, he commits perjury about it. That’s different. Then, it’s not about the sex, it’s about the perjury!

If, in his position at Attorney General, he ever spiked an investigation into this particular prostitution ring or its controlling interests, then he should go to jail for abusing his position of public trust.


A few years ago, I stupidly clicked a link in an email and gave myself a virus.

The machine in question was 2 years old and clone to the machine I used at work, both Dells. My machine had shipped with Windows ME, probably the worst OS they ever came up with. The identical machine I used at work had Windows NT 4.0 installed and worked fine.

I have my own copy of Win NT 4.0 and had a tech friend of mine come over and change the OS for me on the new machine, replacing ME with NT 4.0. She copied the audio and video drivers onto a CD for me. Or thought she did, anyway.

After a heart-stopping half hour when I couldn’t get the computer to boot, it finally started up. I copied all my files onto CD and formatted my hard drive. When I reinstalled Windows, I discovered that the CD she had made me didn’t include my video driver like I thought.

So, since I knew this computer worked well with Win NT 4.0, I called Dell support, asking for a URL where I could download the driver I needed.

After wasting an hour of my time asking dumb questions, the tech finally put me on hold and went to ask his supervisor. When he came back, his manner was frosty:

“You changed the operating system on this computer. You are not entitled to any further support.”

Then he hung up on me.

I spent the next 2 hours searching the internet using my daughter’s computer, finally finding the needed driver on my own. I had changed employers and couldn’t go there for help. My tech friend didn’t have the driver, either, and was upset that she hadn’t put in on the CD for me.

About 2 weeks later, I got a call from Dell. They wanted me to rate my support call!!

Needless to say, I fried the ladies’ ears off with my ringing condemnation of their tech’s behavior. I hadn’t asked him for anything, just a web address.

I haven’t purchased another Dell computer nor do I intend to ever. I currently own an HP and a Gateway. I buy new computers every 3 years, desktops and laptops. That tech’s rudeness has cost them at least 4 purchases by now. Had he sent me to the website I needed, I would probably have been a customer for life. As it is, I counsel all my friends and family to stay away from Dell.

Since I’m the resident family computer expert, I’ve probably cost them a few sales.

At least, I hope so!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Meet Garfield

Meet Garfield, my newest kitty.

When losing Cissy stopped hurting quite so much, I realized that I wanted to get another cat. I looked into the local shelter and their costs but something told me to wait. I guess I thought that if I was meant to have another cat, one would come to me, a stray would show up at work or at home, looking for a home or something.

Well, ‘something’ happened.

A co-worker of mine had moved and her new apartment didn’t allow pets. She was going to try and sneak in her cat but they were too observant for that and demanded that she get rid of him.

Someone here at work told her I was a “cat-person” so she came to me to see if I wanted him. He seemed perfect.

He’s 8 years old, neutered and declawed and has all his shots. And also the first orange cat I’ve had.

And he is BRIGHT orange. He practically glows! He has such a sweet face, too. He’s very affectionate and likes to sleep next to the fridge or next to my pillow at night. I weighed him last Saturday. He’s 14lbs. Cookie is 13lbs and Klein is 16lbs, the fatty.

He is younger and more muscular than my 2 very fat kitties and is able to get into much more mischief than they. I used my tuna squeezer one Saturday and it has mysteriously disappeared! I’ll probably find it under the couch or the dining room hutch when I do my spring cleaning.

He’s also able to get on the kitchen counter! My other 2 are way too fat to jump so high. Cookie could probably manage it but she’s too lazy. I could claim she knows better but I know better! :-) Klein can barely manage to jump onto the bed. The counter might as well be on the moon, as far as he’s concerned.

My daughter has a house-full of young cats that like to get into places they're not supposed to. To combat this, they’ve found a product that I plan to acquire myself: Ssscat:

What a cool concept!!

He's a real sweetie, for all his mischievous ways. He loves to give "kisses", something my other two won't do. He'll let me hold him but hasn't figured out that a baby-cradle is a good way to get some intensive mommy-attention.

He helps me get ready for work every morning, following me through my routine, mostly because the last thing I do before heading out is to feed them. Hey, dogs have masters, cats have staff. My primary reason for existence is to feed them. Just ask 'em!

That and scritches. Gotta have lots of scritches, too! :-)

Of course, if all this bothered me, I'd have a dog. But you don't have to walk cats, bath cats, police your yard or go through the dominance games dogs play. Litter boxes are nasty but at least all the nasty stuff is in one place. Plus, I have a wonderful product called a Litter Robot that takes most of the nasty out of it. I just change the bag in the bottom once a week, add more litter and I'm done! If you don't like scooping your litter box, check out that website! I'm on my second robot. I killed the first one by washing the base. Yeah, I'm an idiot. They were nice enough to give me a nice discount, though. Took some of the sting out.

And I don't have to walk around my neighborhood carrying a bag of poop!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Michigan and Florida

Ok, so Michigan and Florida moved their primaries to earlier in the year in search of relevancy. In stead, the DNC stripped them of their delegates. So, now, the party of “Count every Vote” is trying to reinstate those states’ delegates and hold new primaries.

Who’s going to pay for that? The tax-payers, probably. It should be the DNC! They created this whole mess. Or maybe the state Democratic parties who voted to move their primaries. Now, their voters have to vote again, at further expense, and it’s still later in the year.

And no one is arguing that these states are irrelevant! Now that the race has actually been close, for once, every delegate counts.

According to, Florida is considering holding another primary but only if the Democrats pick up the $10 million ticket. Michigan is considering holding caucuses in June. Caucuses are cheaper to do than primaries and are run by the parties, not the states, both considerations making caucuses more attractive.

Hillary won both states the first time around. However, Obama wasn’t on the Michigan ticket and did not campaign in Florida. What would happen in a more fair contest is the subject of much speculation.

She maintains, of course, that she already won these states and should be able to do so again easily. He says that, if he were to actually campaign, he could take them away from her easily.

What would be really funny is if “None of the above” won again in Michigan! Probably won’t happen but it would be amusing!!

Having the race for the opposition candidate be so close is great! Let them continue to tear each other apart. Give McCain a breather. He’s old, he needs it. Let him build his war chest and prepare his troops.

I hope Obama has the balls for the give and take the Clinton Machine is going to inflict upon him! It’s really going to get savage now.

I hope so anyway. Personally, I’m rooting for Obama. Not because I want him for president but because I think he is the more beatable candidate.

I don’t trust the American electorate to see through the Clinton Fog Machine! They’ve bought into the BS twice. That’s not a good track record. I have no faith that they won’t be stupid again!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Found via Conservative Grapevine:

All I gotta say is "Amen!"

During the Presidential election of 2004, there was noise in the Catholic church about refusing communion to pro-choice Democrat politicians. They protested, of course, as they see nothing oxymoronic in being both Catholic and pro-choice.

Personally, I was glad to see the Church finally publicly acknowledge the problem!

If you're going to profess to follow a religion, you should FOLLOW THAT Religion!!

The Pope says abortion is wrong. If you're Catholic, you shouldn't need to know anything else!

If you do, you're NOT Catholic!!

By definition!

Me, I ain't even Christian, but hypocrisy does bother me. I'm not interested in following a bunch of silly rules so I haven't joined any of the clubs that require me to follow them.

Does God, in His infinite everything, really get that bent out of shape if you do or don't wear a hat? Or eat that bacon cheeseburger? Somehow, I think He's got better things to do with His time!

I'd also like to think he's more tolerant of human failures, especially as He made us that way. You'd think He'd know what to expect!

Ohio Primary

Lotsa bitchin’ and moanin’ today by Democrats about the Republicans who crossed over and voted in the Democrat primary yesterday.

All I gotta say to them is “You’re welcome!”

Yup, I’m an Ohio conservative who held her nose and voted Democrat yesterday.


I wanted to take the opportunity to vote against the Hildebeast and against Peace Moonbeam (Dennis Kucinich), both of whom I despise.

Dennis is an idiot! Too bad 4 guys split the vote against him and he won his primary. My community is full of idiots.

Hillary has the same qualifications for president that Mrs. Brett Farve does to be an NFL quarterback. Probably more, since she actually lives with her husband. Think the Packers will be calling on her now that Brett has retired? Somehow, I doubt it!

My primary objection to Clinton is that she’s a socialist. She wants to take more and ever more of my hard-earned money and give it to lazy asses who don’t work. Or to build Bridges to Nowhere. Or to give to tyrants overseas.

I voted for Barak on the theory that he’s more defeatable in November than she is. I think that there are still a sizable number of people in this country who can’t bring themselves to vote for a black man for president. I don't agree with them but they're still there. And I don’t trust my fellow voters to see through the Clinton Machine’s machinations! The idiots haven’t, yet!

Quite frankly, I lost all my faith in the American electorate when they elected and then reelected Bill Clinton. Why am I the only person who seems to be able to see through his BS??

The first time I saw him on TV, my BS alarm went off so loud it was deafening! He is so obviously a liar to me. I’ve never believed a single word the guy has ever said.

His wife is worse! She’s cold and conniving, willing to do anything to get herself what she wants, whether it’s money or power. I fear for my country if this woman is ever elected President!

It’s too bad, really that the Republicans couldn’t produce a candidate that I could gladly vote for. I don’t trust McCain on border security or on appointing judges. About the only thing I think he’s right on is his stand against earmarks. That, at least, he gets right!

And the war against Islamic Fascism, of course. He does seem to understand the importance of that!

Ah, well. There’s always Baseball!!


Somebody finally noticed:,2933,331689,00.html

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs, CFLs, those spiral light bulbs we’re all going to be forced to use, are extremely poisonous! They contain measurable amounts of mercury, a toxic substance.

Remember a few years ago how we were all getting poisoned from the mercury in fish? There’s more mercury in every single bulb, much more mercury, then in a can of tuna. Break one of those and you poison your house unless you can afford to have a haz-mat team come and clean it. And breaking the bulb releases the mercury into the air so whoever broke the bulb gets a nice lung-full of poison in addition to having to clean up the poison-laced glass. Careful! Don’t cut yourself! They even recommend cutting out that section of carpet and disposing of it. How? They don't say. Into the landfills, I guess

Another thing you never hear about is what we’re going with all these highly poisonous light bulbs after they burn out. Where are they going? Landfills? That will poison our ground water. These things are hazardous waste!

Personally, I’m stocking up on regular, non-poisonous incandescent bulbs. Yeah, they may use a little more energy to light my home but they won’t make if unlivable if I should happen to break one. And they don’t poison the environment with their remains!

And I like the color of the light better, too!

Monday, February 25, 2008

The American Way

I just got my state tax refund. I took 4 days, unpaid, off from work to attend the birth of my first grandchild and took a hit in my paycheck. I don’t regret doing this and am thrilled that my employer allowed me to do this.

My plans had been to buy a big-screen, LCD TV for my kitchen with my federal refund and the bracket to hang it on the wall with the state refund. Now, I’m going to have to use the money for bills and to keep my household going.

Maybe I’ll get my economy “stimulated” this summer and I can do it then.

Get money from the government, even your own, and you buy a big-screen TV, right?

It’s the American Way!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Welcome to the world!

Cole Vincent Thrasher

He arrived at 7:18am on February 5th.

I got the call from my sister at midnight that my daughter was in the hospital in labor, hit the road by 12:30am and was there in time to help her push him out by holding her leg.

How special that was! The whole “miracle of birth” thing was just that! Wonderful!

I made it to the hospital by 6:00am. She was just starting to push. Since she didn’t push for very long, his head wasn’t very deformed and rounded out quickly. He is so pretty!

He’s keeping his mother up at night, of course. I stayed for a few days. The old mommy skilz still work; I could get burps out of him when no one else could. And rock him to sleep, too. He’s very sweet.

We call him Squeaker because of the little squeaky noise me makes when he cries. When he really gets going, he does the stereotypical baby-cry: Wah Nuh-Wah! It was so funny the first time he did it! We just laughed and laughed. Of course, now it’s not so funny, especially in the middle of the night!

Now I’m back home and I miss him terribly. I may not see him til May. He will be almost 4 months old by then; he will be an entirely different person by then and won’t remember me.

I have a 3-day weekend coming up for Good Friday. I might just go to see him. It’s only 5.5 hours, right? Nothing! :-)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


In 1995, I was struck by an illness that kills 90% of those diagnosed with it within 5 years.

I’m happy to say that, 13 + years later, I’m still here.

I had two choices: claim my victimhood and let the illness have its way with me or fight. I chose to fight.

It would have been much easier to claim victimhood status, file for disability and give in. After all, it’s not my fault. I didn’t do anything wrong. This isn’t a “life-style” disease, like so much cancer is. (You can quite smoking, if you want to.) My heart just got damaged, no one knows exactly how. So, I had the option of giving up and letting life pass me by, ending all too quickly, not with a bang, but a whimper.

I have watched my mother use her (mostly imagined) various illnesses to escape having to live her life. She passed her responsibilities as a mother and housewife on to me when I was only 9 years old. I had adult responsibilities when my greatest worries should have been pop music, school and getting to the mall to be with my friends. She has never recognized what she stole from me nor apologized. I haven’t forgiven her and don’t intend to. Stealing someone’s childhood is an unforgivable crime.

I was diagnosed then my girls were 12 and 8. I could have done the same thing she did and dump my responsibilities onto my eldest daughter. After all, I was far sicker than my mother ever hoped to be. I had the ‘right’ to some rest, right?

Wrong! My kids had a right to a parent who cared about and for them. Not some whiney victim of no use to anybody.

I’m still plugging along. My kids are both grown women now and, hopefully, don’t think too badly of me. I know there were lots of things I didn’t do due to poor health but I tried to keep that to a minimum. No, we never played with that Easy-Bake oven but in later years we baked real cookies together.

I have my regrets, to be sure. I regret ever complaining about having to tuck my younger daughter in for the night upstairs when I was tired. I regret we never got around to making applesauce again before she moved away.

I should have listened to my older daughter sing more before she left home. I gave her lots of space as a teenager. Now, maybe, I think I got too far away.

But, you can’t live your life looking backward, especially when you’re fighting a life-threatening illness. You need to keep that focus forward, to getting better day-by-day, getting stronger.

On that note, I carried in 4 bags of groceries last night, including 5 lbs of potatoes and 3 lbs of onions! Progress!! :-D

Now, if I could only get some of my stamina back, I’d really have something!

And you have to keep remembering that you have no alternative. Victimhood, while it may seem easier in the short term, only causes more problems in the long term. If I don’t get up every morning and go to work, who’s going to make my house and car payments? The government? Hah! Not likely. There’s me and only me to look after me. There’s no giving up and giving in. Hard but true.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Blacks and Muslims

Well, for once, the young, black guys in a scene in TV aren’t the villains; they’re helping the victim of a stabbing, chasing off the bad guys and calling the cops. All too often, young, black men on television in cop shows are portrayed as the bad guys: murder, drugs, beating people up.

I get so tired of that. Not all black men are criminals. All too many of them are but maybe if they could be represented against type more often, other young men might see they have more of a choice about their lives.

I also get tired of the “big, bad Christian” meme in the whodunit shows. These villains are always particularly creepy. Why is that? How many Christians do you know that have committed murder? Most of them are fairly nice people, although some can be insufferable if you get trapped talking about religion, but that can be avoided.

When TV accurately portrays the adherents of Islam in all their barbarity, them they might have something!

But they’re too chicken for that!

Nah, peaceful Christians are the ones who get their symbols dipped in urine and smeared with dung. They won’t riot or issue death threats.


If these “arteests” really wanted to push the envelope, they’d do the same to Islamic symbols. That would be brave.

Monday, January 07, 2008

The Fair Tax.

23% national sales tax instead of a 14.8% federal tax rate. I already pay 7.75% county/state sales tax. By eliminating the IRS, Social Security and Medicare taxes, I get to keep 37% more of my income.

So, for a 15.25% increase in my sales taxes, I get to keep 37% more of my own money. And I get a pre-bate of a certain amount every month!

Sounds good to me!

Where do I sign up?

(Ok. Even if the 23% is in addition to the 7.75%, I’m still ahead!)

Of course, for this to happen, Congress will have to get off its collective ass and repeal the 16th Amendment. They can’t even pass a budget!

So, it’s a good idea but I’m not holding my breath.


First it was Obama, then it was Hillary, now it’s Mitt.

Everyone wants to be the Candidate of Change.

But they never expressly say what they want to change! Their minds, their tires, their underwear? What?

Yeah, I’m for “change”, too. Dimes, nickels, quarters, I like it all! Heck, I even bend over and pick up pennies I see on the sidewalk! It all adds up.

It’s amazing to me that your average idiot voter is falling for this BS.

Most people are horrible when dealing with change. Move their cheese (haven’t we all read that horrid, little book?) and they become totally discombobulated! Can’t function. Can’t think.

I want some specifics about who’s going to change what. As far as I’ve been able to figure out, both Hillary and Obama want to change us to a more socialist economy with central planning. Didn’t the Soviets prove rather decidedly that that concept doesn’t work all that well?

I don’t know enough about Mitt’s positions, yet, to know what he thinks needs changed. Hopefully, he’ll read The Fair Tax, fall in love with the idea, and we’ll get someone I could actually vote for promoting the idea. Yeah, change the IRS right out of existence!

Wonderful idea!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

I really despise advertising!

For some reason, car commercials seem to be the most annoying. The recent Toyota campaign, where drivers do horrible things to their cars so that they have an excuse to buy a new Toyota, really bugs me.

Apparently, Toyota driver wanna-bees are so stupid that they destroy their trade-ins instead of just trading them in.

I got news for you, Toyota, this is America. We don’t need an excuse or a reason to buy a new car. “I want one.” is sufficient here. We don’t need to wreck our current car to buy a new one!

Quit treating us like we’re all a bunch of dummies! Just tell about your products in a respectful way.