Tuesday, December 15, 2009

An Inconvenient Al

Well, after seeing it parodied for years, I finally watched Algore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth.

My first question is “What was this movie about?” The ‘inconvenient truth’ seems to be Al himself! Most of the movie is spent showing him either giving his slide show to adoring audiences or backstage before and after a showing, including the applause. Or it tells some tale of his childhood or some personal tragedy. Throughout most of the film, the personal reminiscences seem like nonsequitors, spliced in for emotional impact only, not moving his ‘scientific’ narrative forward to any conclusion other than that he’s had some bad luck. How is that the fault of Global Warming?

He reaches lots and lots of conclusions without ever explaining exactly how he got there. Bold-faced assertions that some dire consequence will happen in the future without the back-up of real data makes them totally meaningless.

He several times throughout the film says that some friend of his gave him pictures or evidence that supports his conclusions but never shares who these people are. Are we just supposed to trust him that he knows important people who are ‘in the know’?

There are lots and lots of ‘maybe’s in this as well. Well, maybe I’ll win the lottery, too, but I’m not making major financial decisions based on any future lottery winnings. Making decisions that undermine our economy based on a series of improvable ‘maybe’s is just as foolish.

The film’s director, Davis Guggenheim said of the film, “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message.” All of this is complete nonsense. The film is completely political with Al bring up his lost election over and over. In his first appearance, his makes a joke at the expense of the Bush administration.

Siteing a sampling of ‘peer reviewed’ articles as evidence of the ‘settled science’ is also quite spurious. For decades, it was almost impossible to get published in the ‘peer reviewed’ publications if you disagreed with the Global Warming hysterics. Since the release of the emails from England, we now know why. Anyone who was foolish enough to actually publish anything that challenged the orthodoxy was run out of their job. ‘Peer review’ is meaningless if you can only get published if you agree with the party line.

Gore might be more believable if he didn’t live such an extravagant lifestyle. He jets all over the world telling people that they need to cut back on their carbon emissions that then goes home to a huge mansion that uses more electricity in one month than the average home uses in an entire year. You first, Al!!

And he really does make that joke that he ‘used to be the next president of the United States’! I thought Rush’s parody made that up! He also apparently doesn’t find the joke all that funny. I guess I wouldn’t either. Who likes to be reminded of what a loser they are?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Definition of a Moron

An Obama voter:

(stolen from Denny Wilson at http://www.grouchyoldcripple.com/)


One of the more irritating things about most of the TV I watch is how all these people who work together never seem to have any lives outside of work. Their work ‘family’ is it. They’re all great friends and hang out together even when not forced to do so by working hours.

Does anybody out there actually work under such conditions?

I’ve been working since I was 16 and am now pushing 50 and have never, ever encountered such a situation. Where co-workers are friends, they tend to form exclusionary cliques that are then quite cruel to their other co-workers. Not fun if you’re not in The Group.

Most groups of co-workers are barely polite to each other. We don’t get to pick our co-workers and probably wouldn’t pick the people we end up working with. We’re lucky if we can work with these people. Hoping to make friends is very unrealistic.

In all my working life, I’ve made two friends that lasted after our work association ended. I still maintain contact with them, mostly over Facebook. But if not for that, I probably would have never spoken to them after we both moved on to other employment. That’s the way it seems to work.

If you can find someone you can be friendly with, the friendship ends when you are no longer co-workers. It seems that employers is the only thing you have in common, no matter how well you get along. I’ve run into ex-coworkers and been confused at their response to meeting again. I’ve always been glad to see them, they give me a cold shoulder, usually. And it’s not just me. I’ve spoken to others who have had the same experiences.

I am now retired and on Disability. Once I got used to staying home every day, and that was quite an adjustment, I realized that no one was now forcing me to associate with unpleasant people for money. It’s an odd form of prostitution, really. I have contact with my friends and don’t have to fake interest in nasty, boring people. Win-win!

I still get to read the Internet all day and now I get to cook and knit as much as I want. More money would be nice but everything is a trade-off in life.

No more nasty people I have to pretend to like!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Clevelanders are Such Morons!

I knew I lived with idiots.

These are the same people who return Dennis Kucinich to Washington year after year so I really wasn't expecting any intellegent behavior.

It was over 60 degrees in Cleveland today.

I needed to go to Wally-World for prescription refills. (Yay, drugs!) There, I observed several people also out and about. And WEARING PARKAS!!!

It's 60 degrees out. What are they going to wear when it's -30 degrees??

Not only wearing parkas but also hats and gloves.

I was in a short-sleeved t-shirt. And perfectly comfortable.

When I got home, I sat out on the patio and read for a while. Sunny, beautiful day.

Definitely no need for PARKAS!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Peace, Yeah Right!

So, the Empty Suit wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

I knew it wasn’t all that much when they gave it to Jimmah, Algore and Arafat. Let’s see: a racist anti-Semite, a world-wide hoax perpetrator, and the guy who used the plite of the Palestinians to enrich himself and his family.

Apparently, they decided that he deserved nomination for this after 11 days in office. 11 days. What was the biggest thing going on at that time?


Rush Limbaugh saying he hoped Obama fails. Personally, I also hope he is a miserable failure. I hope every policy he tries to enact fails disastrously.

But that’s what we were talking about back then. Rush Limbaugh, not anything splendiferous that Obambi did.

And SNL got it exactly correct. He still hasn’t done anything. Not that I’m complaining, mind you, but there are things he could be doing that would be of great help to this country.

What I don’t understand about the current economic crisis is why they are not doing what has been proven time and time again to help.

Cut taxes. Eliminate regulations. Unleash the American business marketplace.

Works every time it’s tried.

Worked for Kennedy

Worked for Reagan.

Worked for Clinton.

Would work for Obambi, if he would only try it.

I guess he’s not serious about helping this country out of its economic crisis.

I really like to know why!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Weight Loss

Well, the fat, old lady who is too sick to exercise has managed to lose 37 pounds since the first of the year.

I was messing around with dieting after New Year’s as I was finally disgusted enough with my weight to try and do something about it. Then, in April, I found out that my blood sugar was over 400!! Yikes!! Time to get serious!

So, I went online (of course!) and did some reading at the American Diabetes Association website on limiting my carbohydrates so as to lower my blood sugar.

According to the ADA, the most carbs I should eat in a meal is 60 with one 30-carb snack per day. That’s 210 carbs per day. I probably don’t spread them out like I’m supposed to but since I never seem to get even close to my limit, I guess it doesn’t matter all that much

My blood sugar is down in the 150 to 175 range most days and I’VE LOST 37 POUNDS!!!


I’ve had to go through my closet and put away clothes that are too big. That’s fun! Since I don’t work, I didn’t have all that much, just a few nice tops, but I also took the opportunity to put away the work clothes I no longer need. Space Bags work well.

I’m so overly warm most of the time so I also put away most of my sweaters. I used to be a real ‘freeze-baby’ so I had a lot of sweaters. Now, I have lots of closet space. And, I can wear clothes I haven’t been able to wear for 2 years!!! Yea!!

And if I need any of the work clothes or sweaters, I just open up the bag, take out what I need and reseal and re-suck. The bags are under the bed. Unlike cardboard boxes, clothes won’t get mildewed or dusty. Wrinkled, oh, yeah, but I should not have to worry about moisture. Or cats. Cats like to pee in boxes. That really ruins things!!

In addition, I think I’ve finally gotten all the Coreg out of my body. Coreg is a beta-blocker. Three years ago, when I was dying, my cardiologist suggested that Coreg might help. Since I was dying, I agreed to take this drug again. The first time I was on it, I gained 65 pounds. This time, I was on it for 2 months and gained 25 pounds. I stopped the drug when this happened. I’ve got enough problems without weighing over 300 pounds. You gain weight at that rate and 300 happens real fast!

My daughter proclaimed getting the Coreg out of my system as cheating as she can’t replicate it to help her lose weight. I suggested that she could count carbs like I’m doing and that would probably help her. She’s exercising every other day, walking miles or biking same. She’s saving the stationary bike for snowy days. She prefers to be outside. Me, I like staying where I’m comfortable.

I was doing pretty good about getting on the exer-cycle every day until we went on vacation in July. So far, I haven’t gotten back into the habit. I need to work on that!! My legs were getting quite nice!

Well, enough about weight and dieting. I guess my message is, if you need to lose weight, count carbs. It works!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Freethinkers, Again

Strike Two!

I subjected myself to the Freethinkers again tonight. Why I did this I am not sure.

Most of the evening was fairly enjoyable until someone I did not know joined a discussion I was having about abortion.

Everyone in this group seems to think that reductio ad absurdum is way to prove every point. At least, everyone I’ve had a pointless discussion with does. The abortion discussion was going well until some guy felt he could butt in and make absurd statements like, “every sperm has the same potential as a fertilized egg.” It clearly doesn’t. Once egg meets sperm and development starts, that’s when it acquires its potential.

And pigs do not have the same potential as a newborn human baby. I don’t care about what tricks they can be taught to perform. A pig will never understand why he’s doing what he’s doing nor do any of the tricks mean anything to the pig.

No, I do not believe that irresponsible people should breed irresponsibly. That does NOT make a eugenicist!! It makes me an advocate of personal responsibility. Coming up with a logically absurd scenario and then calling me names for expressing my opinion about your absurdity is not debate!

The same thing happened to me last time I went to one of these things. I think maybe I’m done with the “Freethinkers”. The one person I wanted to talk to wasn’t there. She maybe the only reason I would ever consider going to another of these functions.

At least the food was good. The last place only had weird sandwiches. I don’t like sandwiches for dinner.

Reductio ad absurdum (Latin: "reduction to the absurd") is an argument against a proposition to disprove it by following the implications of a related proposition to a logical but absurd consequence.
--Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_absurdum

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I just wanted to thank all you 52-ers out there for our wonderful president and the wonderful job he is doing helping our economy to recover.

The unemployment rate for June, 2009 is now 9.5% and 15 states have an unemployment rate over 10%, including Ohio!! Michigan’s unemployment rate is over 15%.

These are the worst unemployment figures seen since 1984.

So, thanks, again, 52-ers. He’s doing a bang-up job!

Keep up the good work!!


It's 15 states. DC is NOT a state. Never trust an AP story to get it right! Always count for yourself! :-)

Uncle Walter

Walter Cronkite died today. He was 92.

The lying sack of shit is finally dead.

Walter Cronkite more than any other person, is responsible for our losing the Vietnam War. He helped the American people lose their sense of purpose and honor in what we were trying to do in Southeast Asia and helped the Communists subjugate and murder millions of innocent people. People whose only crime was believing us when we said we would help them.

Walter Cronkite told American every evening how wrong he thought the war was and how many of American’s sons had died in a futile cause no one believed in. Stopping the war became more important than the truth.

Any one other than me remember the Tet Offensive? We won that battle decisively. Uncle Walter made sure Americans thought we lost. That one battle crippled the Communists’ ability to further prosecute the war from that point on. Their general has since corroborated this. Had we stuck to our guns and not lost our nerve, we would have beaten them back. The South Vietnamese would have never suffered under the brutal thumb of the Communist government that the victorious North laid upon them.

Remember that video of the last helicopter out of Saigon? Those people had helped us and they all died. Most of them were sent to “re-education camps”. Others were forcibly relocated to “new economic zones”.

Over a million people launched themselves and their families into the sea in small boats to escape. 250,000 of them are estimated to have perished either from storms at sea or Thai pirates. Hundreds of women and girls were raped, beaten and sold into sex slavery in Thailand.

Americans trusted Walter Cronkite to tell them the truth. Instead, they got what Uncle Walter thought they needed to know. Quite a difference.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Stimulus 2.0

Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results?

They're not just stupid, they're crazy, too!!

God, help us!!!

We know how to solve the present economic mess: cut taxes. Think early 1980s. Remember Stagflation?? No one knew how to solve that problem until Ronaldus Maximus came in and cut taxes. That worked and started the longest peace-time expansion of the economy in the history of this country!!

CUT TAXES, you idiots!


A restaurant review:

We had dinner tonight at Marcelita’s, 7774 Darrow Road (Rte 91), Hudson, Ohio.

Quite frankly, I’ve had better Mexican food at Taco Bell. Mexican is so easy to do deliciously that it is quite a shame when it's done badly.

First, we had a short wait for table. No big deal. Then, the waitress took our drink orders: waters with lime and a pitcher of Margaritas, rocks, no salt. They were delivered promptly. There was no lime in the water. The Margaritas were bitter and contained very little alcohol as far as I could tell. I’m a cheap drunk and 2 large glasses full should have had me a little tipsy but that didn’t happen.

We asked for a bit more time to study the menu. We got almost 20 minutes before she checked back. I ordered the Beef Chimichanga. My companion ordered a combo meal with an enchilada, a taco flauta and a wet burrito. He was quite happy with his choice.

I was very disappointed with my dinner. The chimmie was served ‘naked’. I got a flat, fried flour tortilla packet that wasn’t crispy in the least and full of a sweet sauce of onions, green peppers and tomatoes with a few strands of beef throughout. It was just this side of vegetarian!

I also had a small bowl of some sort of red sauce. I believe it was their Rancheria sauce. It was spaghetti sauce in consistency and had no spicing indicative of Mexican flavors.

I also received a small portion of rice with peas in it and some refried beans. The rice was tasteless so I didn’t even bother with the beans. There was no cheese on any part of my meal.

The chips and salsa served when we were seated were good. They were crispy and the salsa, while a bit spicy for my companion, was just right for me. I like a little burn to cut with the Margarita.

The restaurant itself was nice enough. The restrooms were clean. The dining room we were seated in was full and thus quite noisy. I’m not sure what restaurants can do to lower the noise levels but I wish more of them would work harder at it. Having to yell to carry on a conversation does not make for a relaxing dinner experience.

No one ever asked me how I liked my dinner after I had had a chance to actually eat anything. The waitress had asked within a few minutes of serving us but I hadn’t tasted anything yet. I didn’t volunteer my complaints as there really wasn’t anything anyone could do to fix what I found wrong. Nothing else on the menu looked good

I wouldn’t recommend Marcelita’s. If you want good Mexican food and can get to the west side, Nuevo Acapulco, 24409 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, is much better!!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Definition of Conservative.

From the mouths of babes:

Definition of Conservatism:

Four principals:

1. Respect for the Constitution
2. Respect for life
3. less government
4. personal responsibility

Jonathan Krohn, author of “Define Conservatism”. He’s 14!!! Imagine that! A child gets it correct!!

I saw a broadcast of his speech to CPAC on TV recently. My TiVo recorded it for some reason. I’m not sure why but I’m glad it did.

More from Jonathan:

“It’s not an ideology of feeling or romanticism. It is an ideology of protecting the people and the people’s rights.”

And that’s why I’m a Conservative. Not a Republican. Too many times, the party sacrifices its principals to political expediency.

Think John McCain.

Maybe in 2012 we can run an actual Conservative as our candidate?

I hope so. We’re going to need someone strong to clean up President Bubonic’s messes.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Free Thinkers"

I went to a Free Thinkers Meetup last night hoping for some conversation and maybe an argument or two. Some how I figured I would meet a few people who could think! What I found instead was that I walked into a den of fascist, arrogant, unrepentant lock-step thinking Liberals!!

I got brow beat about global warming for about 2 or so hours by a young man barely out of diapers who kept exclaiming “But, there’s a consensus!” and “But, they have PhDs! Don’t you respect that?”

I could barely get a word in edgewise.

It was not a discussion. I was hammered at by a True Believer who adamantly refused to admit that there’s any proof on the other side.

I finally had to declare that I simply was tired of talking about it just to shut him up.

I don’t think he heard a word I said all night.

The other young man I met, again, barely out of diapers and still living with his parents, was probably the worst fascist I’ve ever met. He thinks that because he shares the planet with other people, they need to kowtow to his opinions of what kind of car they should drive, how much energy they can use and where they can live! And he sees nothing wrong with this. Wonder what he would say if the shoe was on the other foot? If people he disagreed with tried to tell him how to live his life? I wasn’t rude. I didn’t point out what a fascist he was.

At one point, the coordinator of the group came over to challenge me to reconcile being a conservative and not a religionist. Apparently, at least to him, the two are not severable. I pointed out that there’s many ways to the same destination. I don’t know which bothered him the most, that I wouldn’t condemn religious conservatives or that I professed to be a Conservative in the first place. Again, more lock-step Liberalism from supposed “Free Thinkers”.

Oh, and, apparently, being an atheist is required for membership, too!

“Free Thinkers”

Yeah, right.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Enough already!!

Breaking news from Fox News:

Michael Jackson is still dead!!

Sheesh! Nobody protesting anything in Iran at the moment?? Nothing else happened in the past 24 hours?

I feel sorry for Farrah and her family. Talk about getting lost in a media feeding frenzy! No body even remembers her at this point.

And, let me point out the obvious: Farrah was never accused of molesting anyone. True or not, the accusation was still made.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Is everyone at National asleep?

Do they know what time it is, much less the date??

This past Friday, I received a document in the mail from our National organization, post marked 6/10/09. This document contained the rules and regulations for our upcoming Annual Gathering.

Now, the idea that we need a list of rules and regulations related to our national party is maddening enough. However, contained in this missive was information on several events taking place at the AG that had deadlines for participation.

The deadline for signing up for any of the tours being offered at this year’s AG was June 8, 2009.

The deadline for the Mensa Marketplace was June 5, 2009

And all this information was postmarked June 10, 2009. Thanks, National, for making sure that I won’t be cluttering up the tours or offering any of my handicrafts in the Marketplace!!

And then we get lectured on “Mensa Time”!!! How presumptuous!!
These are the same people who cannot get information to the membership on submission deadlines in time for members to actually participate! In addition, we are all adults! We don’t need Mommy nagging us about coming in on time! Most of us realize the value of a person’s time and treat them with according respect. Those who don’t will miss programs and events that start on time. Go ahead! Start everything on time!! I dare you!!

And don’t believe you can do it!!

(I’ve been to many AGs. Running late is an art form at these things!)

Muslims are barbarians.

I’m not Christian but I am getting very tired of the old ‘Crazy Christian’ killer on the cop shows.

Whenever there’s a religious nut killing his fellow men, it’s never a Muslim, who we know are a bunch of violent thugs who kill their own family members over the slightest slight to their ‘honor’. No, it’s always a Christian who’s using his religion to justify his killing.

I’ve known a lot of Christians in my life. Some of them were quite devout and some were even a bit fanatical about it but I have never met one who would try to justify murder with their religion.

Muslims, on the other hand, subscribe to a religion that specifically entreats them to kill people. Especially if they are Jewish. Or female.

You need a religious nutjob for your plot twist, why not make it one who is actually likely to be violent?

Probably because the writers and directors and actors like living themselves. I would have to guess from the ample evidence that all these people who pride themselves on ‘speaking truth to power’ or some such silly catch phrase when they’re making a political statement are abject cowards when it comes time to subject religions to the same treatment.

Christians don’t get their panties in a wad, riot in the streets and kill each other when there is a perceived slight to their religion. They’re secure enough and adult enough to take a few insults in good grace.

Muslims, spoiled children that they are, are incapable of even seeing Islam mentioned without having a tizzy fit.

Christians don’t kill their own daughters for having the temerity to speak to a member of the opposite sex who is not a family member. Muslims have that daughter stoned to death. Real civilized.

Muslims are barbarians.

There, I said it and I believe it.

Any group that would kill their own children the way they do qualifies as a bunch of barbarians in my book.

Anyone who thinks peace is possible with these nutjobs is kidding himself.

Only when they love their children more than they hate us will there be peace.

Doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon!

The Wisdom Of Rush

"If you go through life seeking to appease your critics, you will cease to be who you are. Which is what the critics wanted in the first place."

Gotta love it!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Middle of the kitchen floor:

Wish I could be so comfortable!!

Friday, May 01, 2009

John Madden

A bit out of date but still relevant.

John Madden is retiring


His blather has ruined many a football game for me. The second worst part of this year’s Super Bowl was Madden’s endless talking. He goes on and on in that horrible whiney voice. (The worst part was the singing of the National Anthem. See here.)

The only way I could listen to him was to imagine he was dong color for a pron flick. Then it was funny.

“And he’s run around the back side and is pounding it up the middle!”

OOOH, baby!


I have been afraid that they would partner him with one the ex-quarterbacks. Then no one would know what was going on. Phil and Troy were good quarterbacks in their day but they mostly are the worst part of their respective talking-head teams.

I tell Phil Simms to shut up several times a game. He also has a tendency to go on and on pointlessly. Maybe he’s been styling himself after Madden and will now stop and thus improve. I hope so, anyway.

They've replaced him with Chris Collingsworth, who apparently hates the Colts. He never has a good word to say about anything they do and is definitely a charter member of the "Tom Terrific Team of Saint Brady". I'm sure I'll get sick of that this season.

We will just have to see how it goes!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why We're Screwed

I know why this country is broke and going down the tubes.

Because people like my exhusband, who has never paid his taxes that he has owed from back in the 1980s, is getting a tax refund this year. Thanks to the 3-year statute of limitations on back taxes and the Earned Income Tax Credit, this man, who has never paid into the system the entire 18 years I've know him, is getting a check from the government!

Unfortunately for him (he tends to spend the check monies before he actually had the check inhand!), The State of Ohio has seized his refund for some back child support they think he owes me. We setteled that debt, for over $8,000 less that he really owed me (part of something is better than all of nothing), so Ohio still thinks I am due money from him and seized not only this year's refund but his stimulous check last year as well.

He called me all upset. He was sure I had done this to him ON PURPOSE!!!! And he was going to GET ME FOR IT!!!

AFter I calmed him down, I suggested that since he was the attorney (yes, really), maybe he should be the one to notify Cuyahoga County of their error. In the meantime, I got a money order for his money and sent it to him. He tried to give me a time frame in which to accomplish this but I did it at my own convenience. Quite frankly, I don't care when his rent is due. Not My Problem Anymore!!

This time, I'm taking out the cost of the money order and my gas to go get it. I'm through doing this man favors!!

He owed me $40,000 in unpaid child support and got our younger daughter emacipated behind my back. She was due child support, according to Indiana law, until she graduated from college. He snuck into Ohio court and got her emancipated under Ohio law behind our backs. He has not, to my knowledge, contributed anything to her college expenses. Not one thin dime. I gave her a big chunk of the back child support to help but she's still in school. And on the Dean's list, too!! She's doing quite well without him.

If a non-productive asshole like my exhusband can get a government check, we're really in trouble!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gee, getting that ole Deja Vu feeling, yet?

You morons! You let the media bamboozel you into electing an empty suit that reads Teleprompters well as President.

Low and behold: Americans Held Hostage, Part Deaux!!

The last time Americans were held Hostage, a Democrat was President!! Jimmeh and the Iranians.

We've been down this road before.

I hope that poor ship's captain isn't held until we can elect a Republican to deal with the pirates!

Hey, Obama: Send the Marines!!

"From the Halls of Montezuma
to the shores of Tripoli,
We will fight this country's battles
in the air, on land and sea!"

That second line refers to the first time we fought these bastards. We won that time, because we fought them. Now that we have our "Compromiser in Chief" at the helm, those pirates feel safe to attack us. They know Obama would never risk world opinion by fighting back.

Send the Marines! Defend our country and its' citizens!!




Just saw a commercial for Botox: Freedom of Expression.

And I thought the whole point of Botox was no expression!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


First dinner with the new toy!!

Red bell peppers
Lemon juice
White wine
Chicken broth
Salt and fresh ground pepper

All over rice cooked in chicken broth.

Yum! Yum!!

(Recipe available, drop me an email if desired.)

I have a new toy!

My SO bought me a mandoline! We even found it at KitchenAid in red!

Yeah, we like bright red kitchen gadgets! The whole kitchen is ivory colored and kinda bland but we might be going a little too far. Thus far he’s bought me:

KitchenAid Mixer with attachments
4-slice toaster
Slap-chopper (not the one from the Informercial, a KitchenAid!)
An immersion blender with whisk and chopper attachments. I use these the most.
A Cuisinart coffee maker in the same color
A Keurig coffee make in almost the same color (it’s a little darker red)
A pump soap dispenser for the sink
A tea kettle
Various cooking spatulas and spoons
Silicone bakeware
A food processor

Quite a collection! When we decide we want a new kitchen gadget, we first go to KitchenAid online to see if they offer it in the red. If not, we mostly shop for price.

I’ll be slicing and dicing tonight!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Well, I can’t seem to lose any weight but I seem to be able to help my kitties to do so. Klein, who used to look like a fat, little dog, has slimmed down so much he looks like a cat again! Cookie is looking better, too.


My curiosity got the better of me so I decided to weigh everybody this morning. I weighed myself (ugh!) and then picked them up, one by one, and reweighed the two of us.

Klein, who was 15.9 lbs, is now 12.6 lbs!! He’s lost 3.2 lbs or 20% of his body weight!! Cookie, who was 12 lbs, is now 10.2 lbs. Almost 2 lbs down for her. Garfield, however, is going in the wrong direction. He’s gained a pound and is up to 15 lbs from a previous 14 lbs.


They’re all still too fat but looking batter these days. Since Klein’s lost so much weight, I should probably take him to the vet just make sure that nothing else is wrong.

Update: Klein has a vet appointment for Friday. He's been coughing. Not a good thing in cats!!

They’re on a very expensive kibble. Cookie is allergic to corn. According to the label, they should get 1 cup of it per day per cat. Since I supplement with canned cat food in the evenings, they would probably be supposed to get half that much kibble. Because they are all so fat, I give them only a heaping 2/3 cup of kibble in the morning. And their evening ‘stinky stuff’.

The trade-off of all this is that they are hungry and as a consequence, get in trouble overnight. We have to make sure the butter dish is not on the table as Klein will get up there and push it off onto the floor. We’ve gone through 3 glass butter dishes before we bought stainless steel ones. They’re ugly but unbreakable.

Garfield is the only one who knows he can get up on the counter. He doesn’t do so very often. The other two will probably figure it out soon as they get used to weighing less. I may have to get some kitty hissers, www.ssscat.com, in that event. We may get some for the table in any event.

Now, all I need is someone to come in and do the equivalent to me!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Honesty and a Hoax

Well, I guess there is one honest person in Cleveland besides me and my family.

My SO accidentally left his wallet in our local Marc's store. It's a deep-discount store frequently mostly by the elderly and the poor. My SO likes their pop prices.

He realized he didn't have his wallet and, after a frantic search of the house and car, called Marc's. Someone had turned it in and they had it! Yay!

He went over there and retrieved it. Not only were all his credit cards still there but so was all his cash!!

So, thanks to the anonymous Good Person who turned it in!!

Also, this evening is Earth Hour. Yet another stunt being foisted on us by the Global Warming crowd.

Global Warming is a HOAX!!! Scientists cannot accurately tell us what the weather is going to be next Wednesday and yet they can be believed when they try to tell us what it will be in 100 years?? No way!!

I posted extensively
here. I stand by that post.

Right now, I've got every light in the house on. It's very bright! Maybe I'll be able to pick out my house in the satellite pix the Hoaxers will be showing tomorrow!!

I'll go back to regular illumination levels at 9:30PM. Seems kinda dark out there right now.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Limbaugh Challenge

Rush has challenged Obama to a debate! No Teleprompters, no note cards, just debating the issues.

He has even offered to pay all Obama’s expenses to get him to Florida and back and while he is there. The Taxpayers wouldn’t be out one dime.

He is completely serious. The Left has said he is the ‘Head of the Republican Party’ so he says “I’ll debate the head of the Democrats on the issues!”

This would be a blood bath!! Rush makes his living talking extemporaneously on the issues and Obama can’t recite the alphabet without a Teleprompter! Rush will have him for dinner!!

Sorta like Mohammed Ali taking on Barney Fife:

(Apologies to Don Knotts.) Great visual, though!! LOL!!

C’mon, Obama, put your mouth where your money is!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


My newest favorite joke:

What is the difference between Jesus and Obama??

Jesus could assemble a cabinet.


Sunday, March 01, 2009


Women have finally achieved parity with men in an important arena:

There are now 5-blade razors for women!!


(Rolling on the Floor Laughing and Scaring the Cat)

Can vibrating ones be far behind???

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TV Drugs

I have the same response to all miracle weight loss drugs and pills that claim to “enhance” men:

If such a thing actually worked, it would be owned by a major pharmaceutical company and you’d need a doctor’s prescription to get it.

This also applies to anything except Rogain that claims to grow hair.

If any of these miracle drugs actually worked, Merck or Pfizer would be making millions on it. There’s no way some nobody supplement company is selling anything that actually works. It’s got to be a waste of money. If it is real, it would have been long ago bought by Big Pharma.

And would have been subject to FDA approval. None of these preparations have had to prove to the FDA that they are safe or effective. Thus they are a huge risk. There’s no guarantee that these drugs won’t cause more problems than they claim to solve.

Save your money. None of this stuff works and may actually be detrimental to your health. Why risk it???

Monday, February 02, 2009

Superbowl Song Stylings

Well, that’s over for another year. No Manning boys in the Superbowl this year to give the game some interest and the damned Steelers won.

One highlight was the Cash4Gold commercial with MC Hammer and Ed McMahon. That was a stitch! Poor Ed misses his golden toilet!!

The lowest of the low was the singing of the National Anthem. This is our national song, people! Have some respect!

This has to be the most recognized song in America. We all know the tune and the words, unless it’s sung by some cretin who decides “to make the song their own.” What crap! Just sing the thing!! We want to sing along, too. However, if you mess around with the timing and tune so much as to make it unrecognizable, forget it. No one can even tell what song you’re attempting to sing.

The girl who sang it tonight, Jennifer Husdon, is overcoming some personal tragedies, I get that. Good for her. However, that does not give her license to butcher our national song! And she butchered it, right good! Completely changed the rhythm, pacing and notes of the song. I think she got the words correct, if I remember correctly. That would be the only way to tell what song she was singing. Without an announcer telling us what the song was, we would have never known! It was probably the worst performance of the National Anthem I have ever heard.

Who told her that was a good idea? You know she practiced it that way beforehand. No one goes out and sings a song on national TV in front of 100 million people cold. Who ever told her she should sing it that way is also an idiot. Most of us don’t like our national song treated like the latest hip-hop noise. She’s getting very bad advise from somebody who is doing her a grave disservice and deserves to be slapped.

SING THE SONG THE WAY IT’S WRITTEN! Save your ‘interpretations’ for a more frivolous occasion and more frivolous music!!!