Monday, March 23, 2009

Byts and Peaces

From the AP - "Despite new estimates that say President Barack Obama's budget would generate unsustainable large deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year (for the next 10 years), the White House insisted Friday that the flood of red ink won't swamp its costly agenda."

Which part of the above is more disturbing? The $1 trillion a year deficits or that Obamanation thinks it won't affect his agenda.

Smarties banned in schools from the WSJ (paraphrased) - "kids are now "smoking" Smarties candy--pulverizing them into powder and then inhaling and exhaling them as "smoke"--and they are already being described as a "gateway drug": "Jody Puryear, whose son Grant attends [Hewitt-Trussville Middle School in Trussville, Alabama], says smoking Smarties could be a gateway leading "to smoking cigarettes or pot or anything else like that." In fact, the principal of the school has already banned this dangerous substance: "I have made it clear to our students that possession of Smarties (or similar candy) will result in a Class II offense [which usually results in detention]," she wrote to parents."

Smarties compared to Weed?! Are you serious people? Remember the good old days when you could buy candy cigarettes from the Ice Cream Man? The time is way past due to dismantle the public school system.


Is Princess Bride one of the greatest movies or what?

"Anybody want a peanut?"

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."


From CNN - Palin slams The Chosen One for his remarks about the Special Olympics

"This was a degrading remark about our world's most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world,"
Palin said

At the risk of offending all you people who drank the Palin Kool Aid, this just sounds like part sour-grapes part publicity-hound. Listen I loath The Loser in Chief. But he made a small mistake and he apologized...Get Over It People. And yes I realize that Palin's son Trig has down's.


Obama the Financial Advisor from The Tonight Show - "Look, first of all, everybody should have complete confidence in the banks. [Their] deposits are protected. They shouldn't be putting it in their mattresses."
This one is easy.......since it's always best to do the opposite of what government officials tell you.......I've got one lumpy mattress


From the Washington Post - Auto Parts supplies to get $5 billion in stolen bailout money.

It's just a matter of time until auto dealers, carwash businesses, pizza delivery dudes, Jiffy Lubes, those taxi cab drives with the beaded seat covers and hula-girls on the dashboard and anyone else even slightly related to the car companies tries to gain some of the ill-gotten auto-industry bailout booty


Police: Naked boy, 14, on walk with dog, pushes woman, breaks phone

A 14-year-old Saginaw boy has been charged with strong-arm robbery and assault in juvenile court after he pushed a woman and broke her cell phone while taking a walk naked with a large white poodle in Hart Township Monday, police say.

Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old youth walked away from a youth behavioral treatment facility Monday morning, stripped down, and was with a “giant” white poodle when he approached a woman working in her yard

Ok I can understand how a disturbed kid can escape from a treatment faciity, and the naked part makes sense since he's probably a little nuts.....but where did he get a Giant White Poodle from? Giant White Poodles R' Us?


RIP Natasha Richardson


Mary said...

Look, I would agree with you that the president made a mis-statement about the special olympics, apologized, and we can just get over that. But, don't refer to Trig Palin as a "down's son". That is completely unacceptable. Yes, Trig has Down's Syndrome, but he is NOT a down's son. He is a person who has Down's Syndrome. If you have a child who has autism, or spina bifida, or cystic fibrosis, or ADD, we do not (or should not) refer to them by their disease's name. As Catholics, we refer to people by name--not by their disease or disability.

Seriously, love your blog, but this attitude is just not right. Please correct that statement.

Rob said...

didn't know his name...added it