Monday, October 31, 2005
Schumer: Judge Alito ‘Hopelessly Overqualified’
Scott Ott reporting for duty.
(2005-10-31) — Federal Appeals Court Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., President George Bush’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, is “hopelessly overqualified” for the nation’s highest court, according to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY.
“While average Americans had urged the president to appoint someone in the Harriet Miers tradition,” said Sen. Schumer, “Bush disappoints them by picking a Princeton and Yale graduate who’s a veteran jurist with a sharp intellect and rich legal experience. All of that ability and wisdom will be wasted at the Supreme Court, where his main job is simply to update the Constitution.”
Man, sometimes it really is good to be The Queen.
Spam = blog= Splog
Comment spamming is bad enough but now bloggers are fighting splogs too.
Bush Tells Harry Reid To Eff Off
Nah, nah, nah, nah...
Nah,nah, nah, nah...
Hey, hey, hey...
A weak President Bush would never have nominated Alito. Never. As I said earlier, it doesn't matter if YOU think he is weak, it's what Bush thinks about Bush that matters.
He doesn't think he's weak. He doesn't think he needs to work with the Dems. They fucked him when they suggested Miers and then didn't fight for her. Bush won't be listening to Harry Reid's bullshit advice anymore.
The Democrats don't want to work with Bush, they want to opppose him. They need to oppose him. Opposing him makes them more money, gets their base all riled up. It will be that way until Bush is out of office. Why? You can't be seriously wondering why, can you?
Because the left is full of sore losers, worse than spoiled children. The poor little wretches aren't "over" losing in 2000. They will never be over it. If you think they are crazy now, just wait until they lose in 2008.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Grim Milestone Approaches In Unending War
Read the awful news here.
I Think Bush Should Nominate...
That would be the funniest Judiciary Committee hearing ever. Ever.
Just for giggles, I wish he would.
Ann Coulter for SCOTUS!
Friday, October 28, 2005
Topic Request #3 From Jane M
Should New Orleans be rebuilt below sea level on ground that was meant to be wet land and a buffer between coast and ocean?
No, it shouldn't. It shouldn't because we won't do it right. That's not the PC answer but I'm not a PC kinda gal.
The Army Corp of Engineers will not be able to build up the levees to survive a Cat 5, we'll be lucky to get them back to CAT 3 and that is most definitely not good enough. We'll drop billions in there and come next summer or the summer after that...
It's a friggin' sink hole.
A. SINK. HOLE.
Yeah, I know it has history and it will feel really good to bring back New Orleans to her old glory. But then, ya know, someone has to live there, in a sink hole. It's a pretty, jazzy, multi-cultural sink hole but it is still just a sink hole and the next storm surge is gonna come eventually. Then what?
Topic Request #2 From Ara
How about whether you think Bush is acting from a position of strength or a position of weakness right now? It has quite a bearing on who he'll nominate next. If he's strong, he nominates a wingnut like Janice Rogers Brown. If he's weak, he nominates another stealth candidate or even a sitting (or former) US Senator (Danforth? Sessions?)
I don't think Bush thinks he's weak, I think that he was attempting to mend fences with the Democrats by nominating Miers at Reid's urging. He was trying to be a uniter and unfortunately ended up dividing his own base. Bush doesn't need the Democrats for much of anything. He is trying to mend fences because he needs history to remember him better than the media is portraying him now. Much like Clinton's attempt to broker a Mid-East peace deal, Bush is trying to fix his legacy. He's making a mistake. History remembers winners fondly. Look at how Reagan is remembered compared to how he was portrayed. Bush needs to do the job we re-elected him to finish and keep the promises he made. He needs to stop worrying about making friends with the Dems, they won't bend if they want to be re-elected, and they do. Their base demands that they act like obstructionist assholes and they will continue to comply. That's why they will not make any gains in 2006 and most likely lose seats. They will continue insulting the electorate by calling them stupid and then wring their hands with wonder on how they lost, again.
I think that Bush has learned his lesson. He will nominate a strong candidate, in the mold of Thomas and Scalia, as he promised. The Dems will go crazy with bluster and threats but the candidate will win confirmation.
It doesn't matter who he nominates, to the Democrats, anyone to the right of Alan Dershowitz will be pilloried as a wingnut, the Dems are predictable that way. Bush needs to keep his word to those of us that voted for him and that isn't caving in to his base, that's called keeping a promise. I know that sounds foreign to liberals, like Ara, but we wingnuts expect a politician to keep his word. When he doesn't, he gets fired. Ask Poppy Bush.
Topic Request #1 From Double-Plus Ungood
Double-Plus Ungood's question:
What would have to happen regarding Iraq before former supporters of the invasion would think their initial support was a mistake?
I'm not sure what former supporters think, I'm a current supporter. I'm assuming that double-plus meant what would have to happen to make supporters rethink their support.
Everyone has a different threshold. Many are already questioning their support because of the "if it bleeds, it leads" press. Many think that 2000 American deaths is too much for this war. The soft-heart in me thinks that 1 death was too much, every death stabs me as hard as the first. The thinker in me knows that war has costs. Many, many costs.
Let me lay a few things out.
- I don't believe that Bush LIED about WMDs. I believe the intelligence many have been wrong but there was no lie.
- I don't equate being wrong with lying. One is a mistake, the other deliberate.
- I don't think Saddam had anything to do with 9/11 and I don't care that he didn't.
- Saddam needed disposing of, a long time ago, and I'm glad someone finally did it. Yay Us!
Now back to the question. What would have to happen for me to rethink my support of the war? I have only one answer. Pulling out our troops before the Iraqis were able to protect and govern themselves. Pulling out and leaving them vunerable for another dictator to come in and turn Iraq back into a nation of oppressed people. If we did that, I would then believe that going was a mistake and I would be forced to admit that supporting an effort that killed Americans and did nothing to benefit the Iraqis was wrong.
That's my position. I would like to point something out to those that think that 2000 deaths is the magic go home number. What would have happened to Europe, during WWII, if we decided that 2000 deaths was our threshold for helping?
Where would Europe and Israel be now if bailed out of WWII at 2000 deaths? [Hint: Israel wouldn't exist]
Thursday, October 27, 2005
No More Cronies
Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination
from the Supreme Court.
I made my position known, I did not support Miers and in blogland I was not alone
I do not have any ill will towards Ms. Miers, I wish her well. I believe that she did the right thing and now it is time to move forward.
President Bush just got a major wake up call. Republicans and conservatives will not just accept crap because it's wrapped up pretty by the White House. We follow when we agree and when we don't we speak up.
Now, nominate Janice Rogers Brown!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Racism- It's OK If You Are A Liberal
Calling him Uncle Tom would've been nicer
. [Warning--This is really offensive so I would hesitate looking at this from work.]
Via: Ragged Thots
I'm looking for topics of discussion. I'd love to hear from my readers what they'd like to see and talk about here. I don't shy away from controversy so give me what you got.
I've been getting edgier lately because I think it's much more fun and interesting. Let's keep it going.
Same-Sex Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids
Researchers Say Children Who Grow Up in Households With Gay Parents Have Normal Self-Esteem
Children growing up in same-sex parental households do not necessarily have differences in self-esteem, gender identity, or emotional problems from children growing up in heterosexual parent homes.
"There are a lot of children with at least one gay or lesbian parent," says Ellen C. Perrin, MD, professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. She revealed the findings at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference and Exhibition.
Between 1 million and 6 million children in the U.S. are being reared by committed lesbian or gay couples, she says. Children being raised by same-sex parents were either born to a heterosexual couple, adopted, or conceived through artificial insemination.
"The vast consensus of all the studies shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way," she tells WebMD. "In some ways children of same-sex parents actually may have advantages over other family structures."
This was not really news to me. I know a few people that grew up with same-sex parents and they were incredibly well adjusted and confident. This is welcome news. I think that many people that are opposed to same-sex marriage and adoption are opposed because they think it will be bad for the children.
I have always thought that was a crap argument. We have so many children in need of loving families, denying same-sex couples the right to adopt is just plain wrong. Children need love and security and denying them a family because the parents would be of the same-sex is denying them a right to happiness.
Allow same-sex couples to adopt, do it For The Children™
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Still Opposing Harriet
I'd laugh if it didn't ring so true...
Via: John Pike
Monday, October 24, 2005
Piggy Banks Are Offensive?
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.
Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.
Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.
"This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers," he said."
Isn't this a little too PC?
Reminds me of a famous G.K. Chesterson quote: "Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions".
Via: Lost Budgie Blog
Democrats Seeking Ways To Squander Historic Opportunity
‘We Will Manage to Screw This Up,’ Vows Dean
Given a Republican president with plummeting approval ratings and a Republican congressional leadership that is being investigated, indicted, and in at least one case fingerprinted, Democratic party leaders said today that they are “actively seeking” ways to squander their historic opportunity.
At a press conference in Washington, D.C. today, Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean reassured the party faithful that the Democrats would stick to tradition and find some way to blow this golden opportunity.
“People look at the mess the Republicans find themselves in and ask, ‘How could the Democrats possibly screw this up?’” Gov. Dean said. “I am here to say, don’t worry, we will find a way.”
, who, recently had his first blog birthday at Gay Orbit
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I Oppose The Miers Nomination
TLB is running a blogger poll
on the Miers nomination.
The script will be running periodically to pick up your vote. The results are here
We The People
deserve a Supreme Court that has highly qualified jurists sitting there for life. Miers isn't it. She isn't qualified. I'm sure she is a very nice person but that isn't enough. This is a lifetime appointment and WE deserve better than someone that Bush thinks will do a heckuva job there. This isn't
the appointment you give to your buddy, this is the Supreme Court of The United States.
Try again, sir.
That's My Baby! (9 months and counting...)
Friday, October 21, 2005
Remember the screams Bill Bennett got
, from the liberals and the media, because some people weren't bright enough to understand what he was actually saying? Well, where the fuck are those people now?
N.C. State University Professor, Dr. Kamau Kambon, was speaking at Howard University (on C-Span)about EXTERMINATING WHITE PEOPLE
. BTW, he doesn't care if you're a bleeding heart liberal. If you're a white bleeding heart liberal he wants you to be a DEAD white bleeding heart liberal.
And then finally I want to say that we need one idea, and we're not thinking about a solution to the problem. We're thinking about all these other things, but we're not dealing with a solution to the problem. And we have to start to think about a solution to the problem so that these young brothers and sisters who are here now, who are 15, 16 or 17, are not here 25 years later talking about these same problems.
Now how do I know that the white people know that we are going to come up with a solution to the problem? I know it because they have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks, and they’re monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem. Now I don’t care whether you clap or not, but I’m saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us. And I will leave on that. So we just have to just set up our own system and stop playing and get very serious and not be diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem and the problem on the planet is white people.
This is a Professor of Africana Studies. He was on T.V. advocating the extermination of an entire race of people. He thinks it's a good idea. That's the complete opposite of what Bennett was saying and Bennett got shit hammered online and in the media.
Where is the outrage
? Where the fuck is the outrage you ass-kissing
, pandering hypocrites
Words To Live By
The mark of who you are is not the cards that you're dealt, it's how you play them.
Are We Enabling Fat People?
Michael thinks we are enabling our supersized American brethern
by doing things like this
Supersized Americans aren't just busting out of their belt sizes. They're forcing a reexamination of minimum weight standards for everything from hospital beds to cargo in small planes and passengers on ships. Even caskets and cemetery vaults are coming in larger sizes to accommodate today's larger American.
There's no question Americans are getting fatter. About 65 percent of Americans are overweight, up from 46 percent in the 1970s, and a Rand Corp. study says the number of adults who are extremely obese - more than 100 pounds overweight - has quadrupled since 1986 to about 4 million people.
That extra heft is not only requiring new standards for the width of seats in airplanes and football stadiums, but also the width of doors and size of rooms in hospitals.
I'm not sure I agree. Are we enabling people to be fat by accomodating them? Getting larger hospital beds to service larger patients seems reasonable, unless the bed comes with a built in snack fridge or a Hostess display.
Larger airplane seats, in coach, is enabling? That's customer service! Those seats are pretty small. It certainly isn't enabling to force a supersized person to pay for two seats on a plane. Oh and I agree that if you are spillin' over your seat you need to pay for two, as long as you get that seat and aren't forced to sit next to someone.
On the other hand, I do think that paying someone SSI Disability for being fat is enabling. If a person is too fat to work (which I doubt), too fat to walk and too fat to leave their home, then I think the person that brings them food should be arressted for attempted murder. If a person can't leave, how the hell are they still fat? I'd be bringing salad and skinless grilled chicken breasts and nothing else. They'd fit through the door in no time.
I guess I have to work harder...
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Woman Arrested For Aborting Her Children...
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Do you hate going to the doctor? I hate seeming like a bother, unless it is one of my kids. I won't hesitate to take my kid to the doc but I will drag my feet if it's me.
I find Family Doctor.org
to be a really handy resource for medical problems. Everyone should bookmark this baby.
Abortion Is Always Wrong
Andrew Sullivan and I agree on a lot and abortion is no different
. Abortion is always, ALWAYS, morally wrong. You can't give me a reason to agree that murdering an innocent unborn child is right. You can come up with excuses as to why it is a necessary evil but it is NEVER the right thing to do.
It just isn't.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Can He Request The OJ Jury?
Saddam's trial set for tomorrow
When Hussein's long-awaited trial opens tomorrow, Iraqi prosecutors plan to charge him first with ordering the killing of more than 140 men from Dujail and exiling their families to a desert camp in 1982 after a band of gunmen tried to assassinate him on a visit to the town. To the families of the alleged victims, and hundreds of thousands more across Iraq, the trial offers tantalizing hope that they will see Hussein punished at last
I wonder what kind of punishment the democratic Iraq will bestow upon the beast. Too bad they decided to get out of the Dark Ages, Saddam is really gonna miss out on some creative punishing.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Huge Advances In Stem Cell Research
Two teams of U.S. scientists have found ways to harvest stem cells from embryos without sacrificing a viable life in the process.
Stem cells from human embryos are considered the key to regenerative medicine. They have the power to multiply indefinitely and grow into all the various tissues that make up a human body. As it stands now, the only way to access these cells is to snatch them from the inner mass of a budding embryo that is destroyed in the process. For those who believe life begins at conception, the method is tantamount to murder.
But scientists at the Massachusetts-based biotech firm Advanced Cell Technology and the University of Wisconsin have now demonstrated that if they pluck a cell from an embryo that is a speck of just eight cells, the embryo can survive to be implanted in a uterus and result in a normal pregnancy.
The method, published on-line this week in the journal Nature, has generated five mouse embryonic stem-cell lines. And researchers note that doctors regularly use this same technique to collect one or two cells from embryos created in fertility clinics to detect genetic abnormalities. The procedure, known as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, allows fertility doctors to implant only the healthiest embryos in a woman's uterus.
"If you are taking that cell anyway, let's make a stem-cell line that can benefit all of humanity as well as the child," said ACT's scientific director, Robert Lanza, noting that an estimated 1,000 women a year undergo PGD in the United States. "No one wants to destroy a human embryo if they don't have to."
If they can do this with stem cells, them the ethical debate could be neuralized. The main problem many people have with stem cell research is that a (potential) human life is destroyed. Being able to extract the stem cells without destroying the embryo is an amazing leap forward. I know that I personally would have no religious objection to stem cell research if the embryo wasn't sacrificed.
What do you think?
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!
October 16, 1997, I was in the midst of 15 hours of hard labor that ended at 10:43pm with a really pissed off 10 lb 4 oz baby boy. We named him Jacob and our life changed completely.
Happy 8th Birthday My Beloved!
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Did I Mention That It's Party Day?
Right To Die
I think that people should have a right to choose death. I think it's a shame that it's illegal.
How do you punish someone that commited suicide? What's the penalty? Death?
I know, I know you go after the person that helped. I'm being a smartass.
Do you think that a person should have a right to die? Why or why not?
Friday, October 14, 2005
Bad Sign For 2008
Fat Teddy wants John Reporting for Duty
Kerry to run again
Want some advice Dems? Don't support a loser. Not Gore, not Kerry. You guys need to find a candidate with real appeal like they did on West Wing. Matt Santos would get lots of votes, if he were real.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
No Right to Complain?
Lots of pundits and bloggers
keep telling us, voters of Bush, that we have no right to complain about Miers or anything else Bush does. Why? Because we voted for him.
So, if you vote for someone, you can't complain or criticize them? That explains the Democratic Party but that ain't how we NORMAL people work.
When we get screwed, we complain. We don't care if you (who didn't vote for our guy) get screwed, you're gonna complain either way. We have every right to complain when we feel our guy isn't keeping his promise(s). For many of us, Harriet Miers isn't a promise kept. Patting us on the head and winking at us that she'll vote the "right way" on Roe isn't good enough. Roe isn't the only issue we care about. There are lots of important cases coming up and we want scholars, not cronies. I'm having nightmares that all sound like this: "You're doin' a heck of a job Harry. Hehehe." I wake up sweating.
Andrew Sullivan remarked recently that we are getting what we deserve for picking Bush. Well, if getting strict constructionists/conservative justices on the Supreme Court were important to Andrew, then he would have voted for Bush again too. Andy had other issues. Hardline conservative Bush voters had two issues, the WOT and the Supreme Court. Kerry simply wasn't an option.
When forced to choose between "I'm gonna choose strict constructionists like Scalia and Thomas" Bush and "I'd give mouth to mouth to a hampster before voting against infantide" Kerry. We ain't picking
Sorry you're pissed Andy, but don't be stupid. Any conservative that cared one lick about the Supreme Court was NEVER GONNA VOTE FOR A MASSACHUCETTS LIBERAL, like John Reporting for Duty
I just wish George W. Bush learned one lesson from Bill Clinton. Never screw your base. Fat, jewish chicks are fine, your base isn't.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
This week's Carnival of Recipes will be dedicated to the Free Piglet
Campaign. Beth, She who will be obeyed,
decided to dedicate this week's Carnival of the Recipes to Pork recipes - only pork.
So if you have any yummy pork-filled recipes send them on to recipe.carnival at gmail.com.
The deadline for recipes is Saturday at noon. I will make an effort to post a couple, pork is one of my specialties. Yummy!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
King of the Cotillion
Wanna vote on hot blogger guys? There is a contest. The King of the Cotillion
shall be named soon. Do you want some dork to win? I'm voting for a few of them. Casey
decided that he wants to be treated like a piece of meat, so give it to him.
Go on and vote!!!
I'm A Little Disappointed
Terrorist Threat or Political Ploy?
Some pundits believe that any elevation in the terror threat is nothing more than Bush needing a diversion
. Can't be that there may have been a threat or anything. Nope, it's a Rovian plot to distract people.
Funny, after 9/11 people were screaming that we needed to know about the threats. We needed proof that the administration was doing something. We get threats, they raise the alert and the DNC talking-point spouting bloviators are out in force claiming that it's a diversion. The proof? I imagine it is because nothing got blown up. Proof that BushLied™ and everything was really fine.
What would the bloviators have said if the NY subways became a flaming deathtrap because the terrorists succeeded?
The only way we know they succeeded is if someone dies, if everything looks peachy we were either wrong about the threat or successful at stopping them. We don't know and neither do the poor souls suffering from BDS*. It's a win-win for them though, isn't it? If we stop the terrorists, the BDS'ers claim there was no threat it was a Rovian plot and if we fail and the terrorists manage to kill some Americans, they can claim Bush is a failure. People seem to forget that we must be right 100% of the time but the terrorists only need to be right once
*Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Mommy Said No!
I mean it, baby, get down.
Sunday, October 9, 2005
Long Lost Brothers?
Dean was watching a Speaker of the House conference, with the former Speakers, on C-span this afternoon. I walked in and Tom Foley
was talking. I looked at him and said that he looks like a former Reagan Admin member. Dean said that I was looking at former Speaker Foley. Yeah, I know but he looks like someone else...
It was bugging me for a bit and about an hour later it hit me. Tom Foley looked like the long lost brother of former Sec of State, George Schultz
Am I right or am I high? Do you see it? Couldn't these guys be related?
Harriet Miers Just A Crony With A Lackluster Career?
Beldar doesn't think so
and after reading some of the judicial opinions of her cases, I'm not so sure. I'm not a lawyer, like Beldar, but I'm more impressed than I was yesterday.
Give it a read.
Yummy! Blogger Recipes Abound
Carnival of the Recipes #60
Martha Stewart eat your heart out! And then tell us how you served it...
(Yeah, I screwed up earlier and linked last week's. See what happens when the baby changes his sleep schedule? Chaos!!!!)
Saturday, October 8, 2005
A Preview Of The Miers Confirmation Hearings
Hubris gives the blow by blow
After you enjoy that, you can read Ann Coulter's take on Miers
. I think Ann's head is still flaming.
In Dean's response thread to my challenge
, Arnold Harris has given us the true meaning of eminent domain.
The sage Mr. Harris says, eminent domain always has meant:
"You've got this patch of land that I covet, and I have power and you don't have shit. So fuck you."
There you go.
Friday, October 7, 2005
Challenge For Dean Esmay and Any Other Kelo Supporter
Many people believe that Dean and I must agree on most things political because we both back Bush. Not true. Not at all. Dean and I still enjoy talking to each other and we have diverse opinions on many things. Certainly we agree a lot but not on everything and neither of us is afraid to admit that publicly. That's why we blog.
Case in point, we heartily disagree on the Kelo
decision. Dean supports emminent domain (like a good liberal) and I find it a disgusting form of legal theft. Because of this difference, I issue the following challenge:
I want all you defenders of the bullshit Kelo decision
to defend this
(Via Malkin). From the Newark Star-Ledger:
On May 21, Albert G. Mauti Jr. and his cousin Joseph hosted a fundraiser for Assemblyman Joseph Cryan at the Westmount Country Club in Passaic County. The two developers and family members picked up the $10,400 dinner tab, donated another $8,000 and raised more than $70,000 that night for the powerful Union County Democrat, according to state election records.
Three days later, the governing body in Cryan's hometown of Union Township — all Democrats — introduced an ordinance paving the way for the Mautis to build 90 or so townhouses on six acres of abandoned industrial land along the Conrail line in town.
There is just one problem: Union Township doesn't own the land.
It is owned by Carol Segal, a 65-year-old retired electrical engineer. Over the past 10 years, the Union Township resident says, he has spent about $1.5 million to acquire the property, and he, too, wants to build townhouses there.
Segal said he met with Cryan, who is head of the township's Democratic Party, and other local officials "scores of times" over the past five years to discuss the project. He claims the talks turned adversarial after he rejected proposals to work with various developers they proposed.
On May 24, the five-member township committee voted unanimously to authorize the municipality to seize Segal's land through eminent domain and name its own developer.
"They want to steal my land," Segal said. "What right do they have when I intend to do the exact same thing they want to do with my property?"
Give me one good reason why this is a good thing and why it isn't highway robbery.
C'mon, I dare you.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Detroit Driving Tips for our Superbowl Guests
1. First, you must learn to pronounce the city name. It's Deh-troit. NOT DEE-troit. If you pronounce it DEE-Troit then we will assume you are from Toledo and here for the country Music hoe-down.
2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Detroit has its own version of traffic rules... Hold on and pray!
3. The morning rush hour is from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. The evening rush hour
is from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning. Weekends are open game.
4. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot. If you're first off the starting line when the light turns green, count to five before going across the intersection. This will avoid getting in the way of cross-traffic who just ran their yellow light to keep from getting shot.
5. Schoenherr can ONLY be properly pronounced by a native of the Detroit metro area. That goes for Gratiot too.
6. Construction and renovation on I-94, I-96, I-75, I-275, I-375, The Lodge and The Southfield Freeways are a way of life and forever. Just deal with it.
7. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it is probably a factory defect or they are "out-of-towners"
8. All old men (or women) with white hair wearing a hat have total right-of-way.
9. The minimum acceptable speed on I-696 and I-275 is 85 regardless of the posted speeds. Anything less is considered downright SISSY. Oh, and don't even think of allowing more than one car length between cars!
10. That attractive wrought iron on the windows and doors in Detroit is NOT ornamental. DO NOT get out of your car to take pictures.
11. Never stare at the driver of the car with the bumper sticker that says "Keep honking, I'm reloading", he/she is.
12. If you are in the left lane, and only going 70 in a 60 mph zone, people are not waving because they are so friendly in Detroit. I would suggest you duck.
13. I-275 and I-696 is our daily version of NASCAR.
14. It's not M-10, it's "the Lodge".
15. That's not a lake, it's a pothole.
16. If someone tells you it's on Outer Drive, you better hope you have a map.
17. The Michigan left turn is simple. If you want to turn left, go a 1/4 of a mile past your turn, get to the left, then make a left, then make another left, then make a right when you get back to the intersection where you wanted to turn left in the first place. NOW you have gone left.
18. And those 2 really ugly arches over Telegraph???? DON'T EVEN ASK!! WE DON'T HAVE A CLUE!!!!!
WELCOME, ENJOY YOUR STAY, BUT AVOID EYE-CONTACT WITH THE LOCALS
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
More on Harriet
Listened to the Press Conference. Bush is nothing if not consistently on message. She's smart, she's the first woman to do many things in Texas, you know her heart...
I get it.
Still thinking about it...
Eh, Still Not Jumping For Joy
I'm still in the undecided camp, Michelle Malkin has dubbed those unhappy conservatives the Coalition of the illin'
and others like Beldar
can join Patrick Ruffini's Coalition of the Chillin'
I'm thinking about it. I'll listen to the press conference and get back to ya.
Monday, October 3, 2005
Bush picked Harriet Miers
for O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court.
Talk about a pansy choice. I was thrilled with Roberts but man what a let down. Why didn't he just nominate his mom, at least we know who she is. It's obvious that he is scared of the big bad Democrats and his falling poll numbers but crikey another insider how lame.
I'm hoping that she'll turn out to be a great choice but I'm not confident.
Sunday, October 2, 2005
Happy Birthday Jerry!
I want to wish my little brother, Jerry, a very happy 33rd birthday. Why is my little brother so special? I teasingly call him my "new" daddy. Teasingly but not too far off the mark. My brother is always there when I need him and I need him a lot. I'm sure I'm not offending Dean when I say that Dean isn't exactly a hard labor hubby. Dean is more of an intellectual, which is great, but sometimes momma needs a guy that can wield an axe.
In the past, I would call my daddy if I needed a car fix, plumbing help, yard help, help killing something icky or installing something. Since my daddy got sick and passed away, in 2001, my brother Jerry has picked up the slack.
Doesn't matter what I need or when I need it, Jerry is always there for me. Jerry has a wife and an almost 2 year old daughter but he still manages to find time to be my "new daddy".
He is just an awesome brother and a fabulous uncle to my boys. And we love him.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!