Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bawney Fwank

The respectability of Congress has just gone up 50%. Bawney Fwank, D – Massachusetts, has decided to retire from Congress rather than face a redrawn district and a real challenge for the seat.

So, not only is he a thoughtless liberal, he’s a coward as well.

This has been a regular event. For the 2010 and now the 2012 elections, liberals facing a real challenge for the first time in their careers decide to quit instead of fight..

What a bunch of wusses!! But then, that’s what being a liberal means. You never have to think for yourself. Being a liberal is easy. You just follow the party line. You never have to think of positions on the hard issues. Personal opinions are not needed. No research ever need be done. What matters is how you feel about it. Feelings, not rational thought, are what are important to liberals.

Are you under-water with your mortgage on your house? If you are, you can thank Bawney Fwank. As chair of the House Financial Services Committee, he was directly responsible for the housing bubble that burst and messed up the housing market.

The government put pressure on banks to give loans to people who did qualify for them with the Community Reinvestment Act. Started under Jimmeh Carter, it really came into its own under Slick Willie. Frank, as head of his committee, was in a position to make sure the banks gave those mortgages to people who didn’t earn them. To make it up to the bank and spread the risk around, Frank and his committee allowed the banks to bundle these sub-prime loans into securities that they subsequently sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Because government was backing the securities, people who should have known better bought the things at inflated prices. Housing prices went up as well. Anything government gets into inflates in price: housing, college degrees, medical care, etc.

Maybe with Frank off doing whatever ex-congressmen do (make more millions as a lobbyist, probably) the housing market can recover. Hopefully, the American people will recover their wits enough to throw the rest of the bums out and we can have some economic recovery as well!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Moochelle Gets Booed

Moochelle and Mrs. Biden got booed at a NASCAR event this weekend. The media are very offended.

Why wouldn’t they get booed, especially Moochelle. I don’t know much about Joe Biden’s wife but Barry’s wife deserved every second of it.

She has presumed to tell Americans what to eat and when and how much to exercise. She thinks she has the right to tell us what to feed our kids. And she’s only proud of her country because her husband could run for President. She’s the national scold!

Lots of Americans are struggling. They’ve lost their jobs and can’t find another. Or they’re underwater with their mortgage because the property values where they live have fallen so much. Most of them aren’t even thinking of taking any vacations much less ones with lavish suites, top shelf liquor and expensive massages.


Moochelle has spend over $10 million on vacations just in the past year. Summer of 2010, it was the trip to Spain for her and the kids and over 40 personal friends. Then, it was a Christmas trip to Hawaii where they rented a villa on Kailua for $38,000. that trip cost over $1.5 million! February, 2011 brought a trip to Vale for skiing to the tune of $2,400 a night for a hotel suite. Then there’s Martha’s Vineyard in August, 2011, with the rental of a property at $50,000 a week. They also couldn’t fly together, resulting in 2 huge, expensive air planes going to the same place only hours apart. Add it all up, including mini-trips not mentioned here, at you get to more than $10 million.

Fancy, pricey vacations, date nights in New York, bossy, nosey speeches about our dietary habits. Her own husband still smokes! Deal with your own household and keep your nose out of ours!

Boo away, NASCAR fans!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Deep Fried Ribs

I’m watching this show on TV about this guy who deep fries everything. He’s been challenged by a cowboy to deep fry some beef ribs and he has no idea how to go about doing so.

After thinking about it for a few minutes, I came up with a way to deep fry beef ribs that might be tasty.

First, you need some meaty beef ribs. Slather them with a spice rub that suites your taste.  Allow to marinate in the fridge for a few hours.  Then, slow roast them in a 300 degree oven until they are tender and juicy. Let them rest for a few minutes while you make the batter.

You are going to need a nice tempura batter. Maybe try adding some spices to this as well.

After the ribs have rested and cooled, cut them into single-rib portions. Carefully dip each rib into the batter and slowly drop into hot deep fat. Fry until golden brown.

Serve with a drizzle of your favorite barbeque sauce. Enjoy!!

This seems like it would work just fine. I’m not much for ribs but if anyone wants to try this and let me know how it turns out, I’d love to hear about it!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Online Dating

My second anniversary was last week. We got married on Veterans’ Day because we are both bloodied veterans of the Divorce Wars. We ran off to Vegas to do it. Lots of fun!

I met my husband online through a personal ad I put up mostly to have somebody buy me dinner. The guy I moved to Cleveland to be with had broken up with me for the second and last time and I was more than ready to replace him. He was a cheap bastard who insisted that we always go Dutch when we went out, whether it was steak or coffee. So, I was ready meet someone new.

About this time, a friend of mine at work confessed to me that she was putting ads on some popular dating sites and was having no luck meeting a nice guy. Since I’d done it on the first try, could I help her have similar success?

I read a couple of her ads and right away I discovered what her problem was: she was lying her ass off. And being very obvious about it, too. No body goes online for love if they’re that accomplished at art and languages. She claimed that she spoke 3 or 4 languages. She misrepresented her height, her hair color, her weight, everything! So, when she finally met somebody in person, they knew they had been lied to.

I tried to tell her that honesty was the best policy but she insisted that truthfulness was irrelevant. What ‘magic words’ had I used that caught Brian? I had just told the truth about my looks, my kids, my profession, everything. And I also used the word ‘buxom’, again, truthfully. He has said that that word was really attractive to him. I told her to tell the truth, no matter what.

As far as I know, she was still lying online in her ads and still looking for Mr. Right the last time I talked to her. The business we both worked for collapsed and closed so I don’t really know.

My best advice to someone looking for love online is to tell the truth. The line of people waiting for marriage licenses in Las Vegas proves that there really is someone for everyone! :-)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Paycheck to Paycheck

I hear the phrase “living paycheck to paycheck” on TV a lot, usually implying that the person in question is poor or is about to be.

Think about that, though. Do you know anybody who doesn’t live paycheck to paycheck? Personally, I don’t. Everyone I know has to work everyday, for pay and their checks are pretty much spent before they get them for the necessities of life: housing, transportation, food, clothing, etc.

Do you know anyone who is independently wealthy? Only those with that kind of money would not have to live ‘paycheck to paycheck’. Paycheck to paycheck seems to me to be the normal way of living. Most of us have a little savings put by for a rainy day but not enough to live on for very long if we lost our jobs.

If you live within your means, you are doing well. And you are also living paycheck to paycheck. If you’re living beyond your means and racking up credit card bills, you’ve then got quite a problem. Then you’re living paycheck to next week’s paycheck. You’re spending future monies. And you are usually paying exorbitant interest to do so.

So, how is paycheck to paycheck a bad thing, again?? I don’t get it…