Let me get this straight. Some dufus in Florida calling himself a Reverend has decided to burn the Koran on Sept. 11. Is that about it? When will the media stop playing into the hands of every attention craving wingnut who will do anything to stroke their own egos?
Of course this has turned into a world wide media circus. Had news coverage been a small blip under used car ads, or better yet totally ignored for the disgusting farce it is, this guy would still be a no-name, no conscience, publicity seeking loser. I’m not sure who I’m more revolted by, the “Reverend” or the media.
I see Biden is yukking it up again. Is it just me or is Joe always hovering around beer events? Kudos to Stephen Colbert for honoring the troops returned from Iraq, and also to Jokin’ Joe for joining in the celebration. But, if you ask me, along with serving the hot dogs to the troops, the VP must have snuck in a few cold ones. What else could explain the ridiculous “thank you” to Bush…unless old Joe thought Bush was still President.
The State of Maine has made it to the top of a list. Drum roll please. Maine has the honor of holding the title of “The Most Welfare Dependent State in the Nation”, according to the Maine Heritage Policy Center. Well, dress me in white and call me a virgin! Aren’t we also the state that brags “Maine: The Way Life Should Be”? Why, yes, I think we are! Sadly, it seems the two claims to fame are joined at the hip.
Hey, Castro is criticizing Cuba’s model of communism. He says it doesn’t work. And he’s also having second thoughts about the Cuban missile crisis. He says it “wasn’t worth it all.” Yikes. What’s next? A “Sandals” resort?
From Flip Flops to “SwitchFlops”. Interchangeable straps for the flip flop. Does this amazing new concept in fashion taking the country by storm sound a little familiar? It should. I remember dozens of the same gimmicky products from watchbands to belts, to pocketbooks, to earrings. I’ve been sticking fancy doo-daahs on my flip flop straps, just for a little change of pace, for years. The biggest problem I have with this one is simple. I was too dumb to patent my stupid idea. Lindsay Phillips, entrepreneur extraordinaire is making a bundle on her “SwitchFlops” and here I am, still chumming for page views. I know, quit whining…
The middle child that suffers from hypochondria was sure she had “broken her Achilles heel”. I asked her how it happened and she said a boy slammed his locker on her foot by accident because a friend told her that the boy wanted to meet her. Am I the only one who struggles to follow a teenager’s explanation of anything? Anyway, she hobbled around and moaned until her mother took her to the doctor. A bit later she stormed in with what looked like orthopedic socks on her ankles, and disappeared. I asked her mother what the doctor said. “He told her there was nothing wrong with her Achilles, but she had two nasty looking blisters from her new Coach sneakers and said to wear those socks until they were healed.” Poetic justice, don’t you think?
Question: If your child kept spending the allowance you gave him on crap, would you resent him wasting your hard earned money? If he kept coming back to you asking for an advance on his “allowance” because he wasted his money, would you give it to him? If you knew he was planning on taking money from your wallet even after you had given him that advance, would you call him on it? Okay. Now, apply this way of thinking to every branch of government.
***Update*** The Reverend Terry Jones has decided against the Koran burning. Apparently he is needed in New York to resolve the mosque dispute.
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