You are a euphoric type. You touch others with your humor, laughter and love. You radiate bliss and that is highly contagious. Your vitality flows through you and all who are lucky enough to know you. When one thinks of you, they automatically have to smile. Why?”
Okay, this is NOT funny, who sent me this email?
Mr. Smith, I just wanted to read you something from the Internal Revenue Code. It is the last sentence of section 509A of the code: “For purposes of paragraph, 3, an organization described in paragraph 2 shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501-C-4, 5,6, which would be described in paragraph 2 if it were an organization described in paragraph 2 if it were an organization described in section 501C-3.”
Now “that” was not funny. No sir.
Do you remember when the Milkman delivered milk to your front door, and you could sneak over to his truck and get a handful of chipped ice.
How about the Ice Cream man, he actually sold Ice Cream and not dope, like they do today. Continue reading
Honey it’s on … They are lying to us again, come watch this.
This post contains plenty of hot air, and none of it, has been deleted. I just love it when politicians come on television, knocking off World Wrestling, to tell me how good I have it. Right when you are getting into, I mean, really getting into, the Paso De-Doughblee on Dancing With The Stars, they switch to the scripted drivel that politicians call “Leadership.”
The Attorney General(s) of Oklahoma and Kansas are suing the State of Colorado. The are also asking the Federal Government to step in and settle the dispute over pot once and for all.
There hasn’t been this much excitement in Denver, since the police arrested John Elway for being a slow moving white bronco during the OJ Simpson mess.
Kansas and Oklahoma are claiming that they have increased costs in law enforcement (policing automobile transportation of illegal substances) out of Colorado and want reimbursement from Colorado. Continue reading
My diatribe today will be like a Mini Skirt. Long enough to cover the essentials, but short enough to hold your attention. When I see all of these Executive Press Conference updates, all these smiling political monkeys telling me “it is going to be alright, we are on top of it.“
I just wonder where I can buy the Med’s they are taking?
You ever notice that after a major crisis, how the government is quick to rush in and assign blame. “They should have called me. They did this last year to South Korea. We know the who, what, where and why of it all.” This would be what I refer to as the Pearl Harbor Syndrome, wait until the actual attack and then go to work. Bark, bark goes the dog, and as usual, when he reaches the end of the chain, nothing is done.
Like it or not, this is why other countries are more successful than America. They isolate a problem, they figure out a solution to the problem, and the old blame game never enters into it.
This week the Sony Corporation caved and the entire world changed, and no one even noticed.
Would like to think this out some more, but I have to leave for my new job, it doesn’t pay to be late in this present economy. I went to work for Weight Watchers on the Weekend (Stay hooked up on my regular gig during the week). They are paying me seven dollars an hour. I stand in the corner and they point at me and say stuff like … “If you keep eating do-nuts, this is what you are going to look like.”
Hey … It’s gas money, what can I say?
Right now I am so hungry, I could eat the rear-end out of a dead skunk. But she won’t let me bring it in the house. The vote is in, 1-1, the wife wins again.
PSA: First off, yesterday I hit the publicize button on WordPress.com and after going thru all the procedures I discovered that the various sites had sent out all of this material (emails) to invite people and all this other crap. Not that I am the sharpest knife in the drawer on most days, I did not know this was going to happen. If it seriously inconvenienced you or caused you unnecessary concern, I apologize for that. Please accept my sincere apologies if it did. (One of these days I will figure all this technical ____ out and all will be fine) This cartoon I came across this week has to me the “wrong flavor” to it. It is misdirecting the information to reflect badly on people with income and I do not find that a fair representation of the facts. For my part in it, I will tell you there are a great many people in this country that are worried about possible new taxes and asset taxing to generate income for all these pig’s in Washington who do not have the guts to take the hard steps necessary to end this mess (cuts in spending, start with defense and work your way down).
It is just not the rich that are worried, it is ALL OF US we all have a dog in this fight.
A good first start might be to get our priorities in order. Define what is truly important and what is not. Take a hard look at what is hanging us all out to dry and what we need to do in order to get by. Media pundits call the state we’re in the “new normal.” What they mean is that we get used to things as they are. And if we don’t exactly get comfortable with the status quo, we feel like David in a battle against Goliath. The numbers will bear me out. We are 17th in math scores, 24th in the world on Health Care, we just okay’ed $155 million per year to Afghanistan for diesel, gasoline and jet fuel (for the next five years), this in a country where most of the population rides a !@#@# donkey to town.
You get a vote on that one … didn’t think so.
All we produce is debt … we are not going to get a second chance in Silicone Valley and everything we drill and bring to the surface, goes oversea’s to light up someone else’s house. We are slowly eroding into nothing but a lousy third world debt ridden Democracy of losers. Trust me, no one will be willing to follow a parked car, but they will all line up to pick our bones in the end.
As the fiscal showdown continues—with a little more than a month before a series of onerous automatic federal spending cuts and tax hikes go into effect—our national values and priorities are once again being tested. On the campaign trail, the president repeatedly called for directing to infrastructure the federal spending saved by ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, asking for those funds to support “nation building right here at home.”
Only one week before the election, he laid out his legislative agenda for a second term: addressing the federal deficit first, then moving on to infrastructure improvement and immigration reform. It’s clear that the president and many members of Congress understand that at the heart of the world’s largest and most innovative economies are advanced infrastructure networks. So why do we continue to pump our assets and what little cash we can borrow and send it overseas?
When it all comes tumbling down because of apathy and neglect by our elected officials and the general public, all the rich people in the world will not be enough to save your sorry ass. Let’s get honest and start reporting it the way it is, and not the way “we believe it to be.”
Thanks to American Progress Online for the cartoons. What folks have been reading this week at Creative Endeavors:
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“In San Francisco they are really starting to get peeved at everyone “letting it all hang out” in certain area’s of the city.”
This is the time of the year, when you go out to the garage and grab a six pack of Snapple for the refrigerator, and it is already room temperature. The cold water faucet is actually putting out cold water, and it is no longer just tepid. When you spy a huge pile of leaves on the driveway and not a wisp of wind to move them out of the way.
This is also the time of the year, when I start making a list, and no, it is not all those folks who are naughty and nice, it is a list of commercials that I do not like. One blessing this year, is they seem to be plentiful. For example: The Santa Claus commercial where he is down in the back, so we are to leave little packets of Alieve for him around the house.
Give me a break.
If you show me a commercial, make it a Dodge Truck commercial, the special effects are out of this world, and come to think of it, most of what you see could be possible if you live in California. It could be too much Aleve or something, but it is getting weird in Frisco again.
In San Francisco they are really starting to get peeved at everyone “letting it all hang out” in certain area’s of the city. Instead of putting all of their Christmas gifts in a sock, they are wanting someone to put a sock over “it” and stop displaying “it” in public.
Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to “expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet or plaza” or while using public transit.
Eeeeee-Uwe. Civilized people just do not do that.
I am really glad I live in Oklahoma, the only thing that even comes remotely close to that around here is hanging a pair of simulated bulls testicles from the rear bumper of your Dodge truck (by the way, they are wanting to make “it” illegal here too).
T’is the time to be jolly, especially if you work for the U.S. Government.
Nice big fat paydays working for Uncle Sam. I just read an interesting piece of information on what some of these people are pulling down for yearly salaries and it is an eye-opener. If you want to see the details, remember, they say “it is always in the details.” Here is the link: If this doesn’t get you in a “Holiday Sprit” I don’t know what will.
After you read it, take two Aleve and then call me on Friday.
Your Tax Dollars At Work … Did you know that you are paying for children that live in Mexico, to the tune of billions of dollars in relief, because of an I.R.S. loophole? Well, you are. Wouldn’t it be nice, to sit down in April, and list not only YOUR children, but your niece and nephews as dependents, who do not live with you, who are not even in this country, and then in return get a huge tax return?
Now we come to how much money we are we talking about here? Would you believe, all of this, which has been in place and being abused for over ten years, is going down the tubes each year to the tune of $4.2 billion dollars (annually) and that 22 million undocumented illegals are currently being shown on the rolls taking full advantage of this Tax Code Loophole. A loophole that the video says “the I.R.S. is unwilling to fix.”
Sound too good to be true, well unfortunately, it isn’t.
Click on the link and watch the video.
It’s just about enough to make a body sick. Our Government makes it so easy for them, but when YOU need help … Well, you know the rest of it dontcha?
Related: Sneaking Into America
The wind blows hard this morning, it comes roaring across the plains with a vengeance, carrying it with bitter cold. I don’t know where it is has been, but it has been blowing across snow, it tears at the corner of my eye, and it chills me to the marrow of my bone. I secretly long to be somewhere else.
This time of the year, it is hard to find that ideal spot in life, that pleasing place, where everything is right. Back east my friends are still covered in snow, locked down and the first stages of Cabin Fever seem to be rearing its ugly head. I stop to think about it all, things could be a lot worse for myself.
I count my blessings.
A bad week to be a football fan, at least in Washington state that is. A Washington state middle schooler was sent home for wearing the wrong NFL jersey. His school which has an official uniform last week, allowed students to wear Seattle Seahawks jerseys for a team-appreciation day. Grendon Bailie, who is 13 years old, wore the jersey of his beloved Pittsburg Steelers and was told to change or be suspended. His only comment was: “Not everyone is a Seahawks fan.”
It is not easy being a thirteen year old these days.
A Houston Texas couple was told to stop feeding the homeless because they do not have a permit. The couple had been feeding up to 120 people per night, using donated food prepared by volunteers. But City officials, in their infinite wisdom, decided to shut down the program because the kitchen isn’t inspected and certified. Their collective reasoning was that “poor people are the most vulnerable to food-borne illness.” Which is kind of like saying “Homeless people are lucky, they get to camp out every night.” Let’s form a committee and pool our ignorance, Houston you have a problem.
I guess it is best to just let them starve too death.
Good news! Do you desire to have healthy skin? British researchers found that eating five more portions of fruit and vegetables a day raises carotid levels and gives skin a golden tone, making people look healthier and more attractive. My skin, is not all that pretty, I don’t normally think in terms of “skin care.” Does the word “well preserved” readily come to mind here?
At my age I figure I would have to eat a dump-truck load of carrots, just to be considered “good looking.”
It also appears I may have to go back to dressing for success in order to look good. Believe it or not, it pays off. Lady Gaga and her ridiculous getups, are projected to make $100 million this year. In my minds eye, I can still remember my mother standing there and saying to me, “I am NOT going to pay $4.05 for a pair of Levi’s!”
Life moves on.
Former Kalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger calculated that he lost roughly $200 million in box-office receipts by serving in government instead of making movies. “It was more than worth it,” Arnold said. Yeah? Try taking that to Cracker Barrel for a cup of coffee and an order of Chicken N Dumplings.
Things are warming up down under. This week it was announced that a group of Austrian undertakers said that they planned to funnel the excess heat generated by the crematorium next door into their new headquarters, so as to not waste energy.
I have saved the boring but important stuff for last.
This past week, President Obama ordered a regulatory review of all Federal departments. He issued an executive order directing federal departments “to root out those agencies that have rules that conflict, are not worth the cost, or are just plain dumb.”
The main snag or hangup here, would be where do you start?
Our president went on to say (now this one is a hoot), government rules strengthen our country without unduly interfering with the economy. And he went on further to say that although there are obvious gaps in the regulatory framework, it all seems to be working just peachy, and everything is going just swell.
Filled up lately Mr. President?
A Massachusetts cat has been summoned for jury duty, after it was listed by its owner on the census form. The cat received his summons, the cats owner said she contacted the jury commission to request disqualification on the grounds that Sal’s language skills are limited. And I suppose that he could be considered racist, as it was rumored that he definitely did not like dogs. It has to be true, I mean, I read it on the Internet.
Sit back, take a deep breath, and relax … Spring is just around the corner, it will be here before you know it.