Nov 24, 2006

The golfer who broke 70

Clem: “How did you do at the golf course today?”

Lem: “I broke 70”

Clem: “That’s a lot of clubs!”

Will the GOP fall in the old Donkey trap?

For the last 12 years the Democrats watched as their numbers dwindled in congress.

One of the reasons is because they thought they deserved to win and that would be enough to win elections.

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Now the Republicans seem to have fallen into that same trap.

Will it take them 12 years to come to their senses like it did the Democrats?

Nov 23, 2006

Over the river and through the woods…

…to grandmother’s house we go

Nov 22, 2006

Parking lot attendants wanted

Note: this is back again by special request.

Wanted: Experienced parking lot attendants

The last crew didn’t work out.

Time magazine weighs in on the Hastings appointment

It’s Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi’s next big call.

The incoming House Speaker already made a questionable move backing the losing candidate in the race for Majority Leader.

Will she stumble again by choosing a member with a checkered past to lead the House Intelligence Committee?

Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi, who stumbled badly last week when she publicly backed the failed candidacy of Rep. John Murtha for majority leader, could be headed for another political tumble if she presses ahead with long-standing plans to elevate Rep. Alcee Hastings, a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, to the panel's chairmanship.

Link here and here.

Book - Wicked Witch of the Left: sales soaring

A new book called: “Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed!” In the book, Hillary becomes a storybook villain.

Sales of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! have rivaled even the latest Harry Potter novel, with the book racing up the best-seller charts after it was published two weeks ago.

A children's picture book for conservatives whose villains include Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy has become the surprise publishing hit of the year.

Link here for an interesting report on this book.

Nov 21, 2006

The new Blogger beta has serious problems

The Blogger crew just couldn’t leave well enough alone. It wasn’t broke but they just had to “fix” it anyway.

Then they said we would all be required to switch to the beta version within the next couple of months.

In the process of changing over, I must have missed something. Anyway, I shot myself in the foot in the process and completely lost my origianl blog on Blogger. It was two and one half years old with a couple of thousand postings. It went poof . Just like that it was history.

Blogger said they couldn’t bring it back to life. They did say I could set up a new blog using the same URL. Only thing is Blogger didn’t release my old URL for reuse until three weeks later.

Well, now I have my old location on the web back - just none of the previous material.

No one told me blogging could be this much fun! Anyway, it’s good to be back at the old lemonade stand.

It was nice to be able to carry forward the 39,000 blog visits on the SiteMeter counter.

It was also great that Technorati could re-establish my old links. At this point, I’m just thankful for the little things.

Thanks for coming back to visit.

Sorry about the confusion.

Just wondering…

Why do we say something is out of whack?

What is a whack anyway?

Tech meltdown at CBS News

Since Dan Rather shot himself in the foot two years ago with “fake memo” trying to embarrass the President, things have been going downhill at CBS News.

Rather was forced to step down as anchor of CBS Evening News in the spring of 2005. Bob Schieffer did a credible job of filling in until Katie Couric (pictured) took over last spring.

The Katie Couric era at CBS Evening News has not been stellar. Viewership has slipped most of the time since Couric stepped into the anchor chair.

What Couric didn’t need was a tech meltdown. It came anyway.


Nov 20, 2006

Alcee Hastings: most corrupt member of house?

Alcee Hastings (pictured) was a prominent South Florida attorney when he was appointed to the federal bench in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter.

Judge Hastings was later accused of taking a $150,000 bribe.

In 1988 Hastings was impeached by the House of Representatives and was removed from the bench by the Senate.

The terms of his conviction did not bar him from holding a future public office.

In 1992, four years after his impeachment, Alcee Hastings, a Democrat, won a seat in the House of Representatives from Florida’s 23rd District, which he still represents today.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House-elect, has the corrupt, impeached judge Hastings in line to be chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee.

As an elected congressman, Hastings does not need to apply for security clearance.

The position does not need a vote. It is an appointment that Nancy Pelosi can make on her own.

So now a corrupt, impeached judge is about to get one of the most prestigious and sensitive positions in Congress.


Nov 19, 2006

Charles wants to be a Green Prince

Prince Charles (pictured) plans to put his staff on bicycles in a effort to remake his legacy because he wants to be remembered as the "Green Prince.”

Charles is making a personal statement by planning a radical shake-up of his travel plans.

Charles will stop using royal helicopters and private jets on official engagements whenever possible.

He intends to make more use of the royal train and has ordered his chauffeurs to leave their cars behind and travel by bicycle when they check arrangements ahead of his appointments in London.

Charles has also told aides to find a more environmentally friendly fuel for his fleet of cars.

He has even suggested commuting to London on the train from Kemble station in Gloucestershire instead of driving or going by helicopter.

The Prince wants the new system in place for him and Camilla by February. But it is causing a headache for palace staff and some senior courtiers fear his green plans could embarrass the Queen and other members of the royal family who continue to use helicopters and jets.

Does this mean Charles will stop flying in large jet aircraft to the British Colonies scattered around the world?

After all, isn’t it his duty to present himself to all of the Queen's Royal subjects wherever they may be in the far-flung British Empire?
Somehow I doubt if the paparazzi will ever have a chance to photograph the Prince riding a public commuter train or peddling a bicycle on the streets of London.