alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
I only wish Wendy could use them to outrun the patriarchs next week.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
Oh -- so the way they decide costs is...what?


Is this better than, say, a DARTBOARD?
alfreda89: (We the People)
I just found out that the governor of Tennessee has signed a bill banning mention of "Gateway Sexual Behavior" in sex education classes. This does not include kissing and hand-holding, proving that none of the old white men in the senate or house of the Tennessee government have ever had a kiss that blew their socks off.

I had a sudden, wonderful flash of a teacher closing a class with a five-minute spiel pointedly, with black humor, and oh-so-correctly illuminating the new law, teaching a great deal about sex, politics, religion, and controlling other people's behavior -- and "all the things you should have just been paying attention to when I was not talking about Gateway Sexual Behavior."

Maybe I will write it.
alfreda89: (We the People)
Let's remember that of course we're going to disagree -- it's a tenet of democracy. The fermentation of ideas, expressed with enthusiasm -- that's us at our best.

But it's how we resolve our differences that makes up who and what we are.

As Professor Robert Reich pointed out, it took a couple of comedians to bring that point home.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
How many people have this private worry that the people of Iowa voted for Rick Santorum because his sweater-ed personage reminded them of Mr. Rogers?
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
"They may want to insist that corporations are people, but corporations are certainly not Americans."

That about sums it up, doesn't it?
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Nice Obama pic in color)
Since the President can't walk around with his birth certificate pasted to his forehead, get yourself a limited edition mug with the birth certificate on it!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Polar Lights)
Oh, my goodness....
alfreda89: (We the People)
Usually, I loves me Jon Stewart a little bit more. But this is priceless:

"...Newt's just saying that all he ever really wanted to do is screw America. And if we elect him President, he will keep that promise."

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

Unfortunately, it is exactly true. If you think that I'd trust this country to a Peter Pan who is terrified of aging and of what happens when you are not in the peak of health--who divorces his wife the moment something goes wrong--and who has done this twice already (have you stashed your nut, Mrs. Gingrich? Are you deluding yourself into thinking that you're the last?)...

then I'd like to talk to you about a bridge I've got for sale....
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
Have saved a few things:

* Who would have thought it? Roasted barley tea is extremely nutritious. Georgette Heyer and Alton Brown speaketh the truth! And the tea tastes very much like coffee. I think I read once that it was a coffee substitute during WW2?

* Local folk -- I have my DVD of the Lyme documentary UNDER OUR SKIN back in hand, and it may be borrowed by folk of careful habits. It's "A dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money" and worth seeing...if only to make tick checks mandatory on kids, dogs, cats and adults (don't forget in the hair!)

* HAD TO LOL DEPT. -- Saw a post on a political blog where someone commented that they'd been insomniac for eight years, ever since the birth of the first child. He's been sleeping like a log for a week, ever since the election. I think it's been part of my sleeping problem, too -- why we all thought we needed to be alert for the administration pulling a fast one, maybe that's hubris -- or maybe our ancestors would say: "Well, you've got a rattlesnake den somewhere on the property. If you can't find them and evict them, you gotta keep an eye peeled and a gun or hoe at your side..." ;^)

* OH DEAR UNIVERSE the January, 2009 Fine Cooking magazine has a flourless chocolate pomegranate cake on the cover! I sense buckling during the coming holidays.... And then there's the famous Pumpkin Cheesecake that [livejournal.com profile] sparkylibrarian introduced me to, and I tweaked to perfection (pecan crust adds a lot!)

* Third cat check -- even Maisie won't eat any of these cat treats I'd tried to interest Max in...she went so far as to return to food from this am that she'd ignored and eat it!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Furry crustacian!)
This covers the dark and silly side of the past election --

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/nation_finally_shitty_enough_to?utm_source=onion_rss_daily
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
'She is an appalling choice, one that I believe will ultimately defeat Sen. McCain, who has after all served his country with distinction. Palin said recently that she was glad to be in Ohio, a "pro-America state." Does that make voters in Connecticut traitors? She is apparently unable to think through her remarks. As my kids say, "there's no fixing stupid, mom."'

-- A Boston Globe reader, commenting on the $150,000+ taxpayer dollars used to redo Palin's wardrobe.

I actually thought it was one of the commendable facts about her -- her jackets that did not pull quite right because they are off the rack.

Cousins?

May. 30th, 2008 06:25 pm
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (USS Enterprise Lightning)
All right -- I grinned, and so did W. Take a look, no matter whom you want for president!

https://pol.moveon.org/donate/challengevideo.html?id=12756-8863166-n343vm&t=2
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Warning Sign on a CA entrance to a parki)
In case no one has sent you the link to this graphic done by True Majority, learn from cookies and pass it on! (Ben's a dessert man, so he demonstrates a big chunk of the Federal budget in cookies.)

Take a look.

Silly joke

May. 3rd, 2006 01:25 am
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at
the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He
asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a
Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that
she never told a lie."

"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter
responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved
twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bush's clock?" asked the man.

"Bush's clock is in Jesus's office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
alfreda89: (Peppermint Peach Tree)
Thank heavens I remembered it was April Fool's Day -- I might have had a heart attack. This is more in the category of "Worst fears" . . ..

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/01/gwot_cha/
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
Jane Smiley explains to the newly converted a few hard truths about their transition from the faith-based community to join those of us who haven't liked Bush from day one:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-smiley/notes-for-converts_b_17662.html

{Snip!}

"1. Bush doesn't know you disagree with him. Nothing about you makes you of interest to George W. Bush once you no longer agree with and support him. No degree of relationship (father, mother, etc.), no longstanding friendly intercourse (Jack Abramoff), no degree of expertise (Brent Scowcroft), no essential importance (Tony Blair, American voters) makes any difference. There is nothing you have to offer that makes Bush want to know you once you have come to disagree with him. Your opinions and feelings now exist in a world entirely external to the mind of George W. Bush. You are now just one of those "polls" that he pays no attention to. When you were on his side, you thought that showed "integrity" on his part. It doesn't. It shows an absolute inability to learn from experience."

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