Saturday, November 28, 2009


Sweet sis Linda and I are recovering from two days of merry-making. Somehow we ended up going over to Joyce's house for Thanksgiving dinner - with her entire merry crew of children, grandchildren and adopted grandchildren who are treated in no way different than the blood relations. And a good time was had by all! Then yesterday, I went over to Linda's house, toting the turkey breast we deep fat fried at Joyce's house, and we watched some really good TV movies, played with the livestock (Tim the perfidious Siamese spent a good portion of the afternoon on my lap whilst Zeus and Harley managed to snatch their portion of snuggle time - who can deny that worried pit bull face of Zeus' or Harley's neediness). Today, I relaxed a tad and tomorrow we're doing it again at my house so that Sam can get his share of snuggles from Auntie Linda.
Hope everyone is having the kind of spectacularly family-oriented holiday that we are. It is the unintended and unexpected benefit of our less than hearty financial times that families are doing more things together and spending more quality time together.
Love to you all. Have a great day on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Rep. Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat and son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, was criticized by Bishop Tobin of Providence for his attacks on the Catholic bishops’ opposition to abortion funding in health care legislation. Recently, Kennedy revealed that Bishop Tobin had asked him to refrain from receiving communion because of his public contradiction of Catholic teaching. Rep. Kennedy is playing fast and loose with reality here since the good Bishop asked this of the Representative in 2007 (long before the health care debate even began) and now the whining little scion of the reprehensible Senator is trying to lecture the Catholic Church on how it is supposed to behave and believe vis-a-vis the health care debate as it pertains to abortion, which any intelligent and marginally well-educated Catholic knows is a big no-no! It's called MURDER, Rep. Kennedy. It isn't an elective belief. It's an absolute. Supporting abortion rights, however politically expedient it may seem to you, is an endangerment of your immortal soul.

Rep. Kennedy - quit trying to be a Catholic scholar. You don't have the requisite intelligence to do so. Listen to what your Bishop is telling you and act on it. Or don't receive communion. It's your choice. Just as it's my choice to pray for the health of your immortal soul.


Suddenly, suddenly the unscientific science behind the global warming terrorism of people around the world is being exposed! Suddenly, it is clear that Albert Gore, Jr., huckster extraordinaire, was spouting bullshit when he wrote "An Inconvenient Truth" and accepted an Academy Award for the film of the same name AND a Nobel Peace Prize which was less deserved than even the one awarded President Obama!

The earth has been cooling over the past ten years. This is a normal cyclical pattern and nothing new except to those who, like Chicken Little, prefer to believe that the sky is falling. Guess what Al Gore? You're an idiot. The earnest, essentially humorless, sanctimonious hucksters such as Al Gore have made a lot - and I do mean a LOT - of money pushing this fraudulent point of view and now they are about to be exposed - maybe even prosecuted for their nonsense.

I think a better policy would be to utterly ignore them henceforth. Never listen to another word they say. That would be the MOST crushing punishment of all. Making them live with how truly insignificant they really are!

I am so happy I stocked up on incandescent light bulbs at BJ's Warehouse store!

I'm really not one to say "I told you so!" but - - - I told you so!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The University of Minnesota is apparently ready to demand that its education graduates (future teachers of Minnesota and other locales) confess to their own bigotry in order to remove cultural bigotry from their psyches. In other words, their thought processes are under review and subject to revision by those who think they know better!

The University has program called Teacher Education Redesign. Its purpose is not as one would guess to improve the quality of teaching in Minnesota. Oh no, my friends, its purpose is to reeducate (sounds like something Mao would have thought a good idea) the minds of future teachers so that they achieve something called "cultural competence". To me it sounds like total nonsense and offensive, anti-First Amendment bullshit.

Since when is dissent something to be suppressed? Certainly when Code Pink was making an ass of itself down in Crawford, Texas - annoying the President of the United States, we were told that dissent is an essential part of our nation's mental health and welfare. How is it any different when the right is dissenting?

I would support a Teacher Education Redesign if it led to our children being taught actual history, reading, writing and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. I would be thrilled if our children were taught how the federal government worked, so that I wouldn't have to hear pinheads say things like "President Obama passed a law that . . ." No, he did not pass a law you nitwit! Congress passes the law. President Obama only signs it or vetos it. And as it happens, I wish to never ever hear a candidate for U.S. president assert that there are 57 States! So train our teachers to teach more effectively and with less bias and I'll be happy. Mess with their minds in pursuit of some pie-in-the-sky attempt at political correctness and I'm bound and determined to kick your ass with my elderly size 11 boot!

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Captain Zero, our ignoble commander in chief, is going to finally, finally, finally (maybe) going to make a decision vis-a-vis the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday of next week. Meanwhile, American soldiers are dying over there, partially as a result of Zero's dithering!

What a useless piece of excrement someone voted into the Oval Office - and trust me, my vote was for John McCain. Hey - all you people who didn't vote in order to "teach the Republicans a lesson" - how's that working out for you, eh? Morons.

Monday, November 23, 2009


It is more likely that Jon and Kate Gosselin will reunite and go off into the sunset as a happily married couple than it is that the varying personalities and constituencies of the various Senators will unite to pass any kind of meaningful health care reform bill. In other words, those of us who consider any of the bills presented so far to be disastrous will be the winners if nothing gets passed into infamy!

33% of the Senators are up for re-election in 2010. ALL of the members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election in 2010. The American public has spoken - loudly - and continues to so speak and at some point (probably after the first of the year) it is going to dawn on these clowns that - if they want to keep their jobs - they are going to have to be more thoughtful and more intelligent in their approach to reform. A good start would be tort reform. It is long overdue. That alone will cut health care costs significantly.

I cannot support anything that removes from me the opportunity to continue to consult the team of physicians who have gotten me through 3 serious health care crises during 2009. I have carefully scrutinized their bills and do not find them to be outrageous. I don't have any issues with my insurer either. So why would I want any kind of change? I'm not an idiot. What I do think is necessary is the tort reform and I am expressing that opinion based on a couple of years as a legal secretary in a personal injury defense law firm. Some of the lawsuits were just plain asinine and yet, the insurance companies had to pay to defend them. Just as one example, a woman with a sick baby case who had had gonnorrhea three times during her pregnancy and had smoked and had consumed alcohol AND drugs non-stop throughout that selfsame pregnancy. Her baby was born brain damaged and she had the effrontery to blame the doctor! Talk about brass balls! These are the kinds of baseless lawsuits that must be curtailed in order to reduce costs. People who have experienced genuine injury at the hands of careless physicians certainly should retain their right to seek redress, but people like the sick baby complainant described above - she should be incarcerated in solitary confinement for a lengthy period as her punishment for the egregious harm she deliberately and stupidly inflicted on her own child. Fair comment: I was born unable to bear children and thus have absolutely no patience with women whose ability to bear children is intact and who abuse their bodies or their offspring in some way!

The final qualifying competition for the Grand Prix final took place in Kitchener, Ontario last weekend and was - to say the least - an interesting competition. The astonishing pair of Savchenko and Szalkowy (Germany) took a huge risk after their rather mediocre season debut earlier in the Grand Prix series. The created an entirely new free program just 4 weeks ago and debuted it this weekend, serving notice that the two time and reigning world champions are a force to be reckoned with. The new program looks totally polished and technically challenging and was skated with the speed and precision for which this team is known. And gave them first place in the competition. The Chinese will be a factor in the Grand Prix final, however, and at the Vancouver Olympics.

Canada's occasionally inconsistent Joanie Rochette won the Ladies' competition but not by a lot over America's enchanting Alissa Czizny. It appears to me that Yu-Na Kim will have some solid competition at the Grand Prix Final and also at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Jeremy Abbott of the United States won the men's competition, skating with some emotional turmoil (the skiing accident death of a dear friend of his just a few days before) over Takahashi of Japan who is recovering from knee surgery and skating better than anyone could hope to expect. Of course, for all of them, there is the spectre of Plushenko at the Olympics, but he won't be at the Grand Prix final and thus, the competition is between these two and Evan Lysacek, also of the U.S. Great skating expected.

As to ice dancing, Virtue and Moir of Canada won, thus setting up some serious competitiveness for the Olympics. Belbin and Agosto, White and Davis and Virtue and Moir all will be challenging for the gold medal.

Now for the carp! The women of ice dancing have a bad habit of showing up for competitions in beautiful outfits with filthy skates. Not just the laces, although those tend to be disgracefully dirty but the skates themselves! Ladies, there's this new invention called shoe polish! Use it!

Dark roots seem to be fewer and fewer between but men with 5-o'clock shadow are my new gripe. Is the idea of a competition for which you and your families and sponsors have spent thousands of dollars preparing not sufficiently important to cause you to SHAVE? Come on! No point in looking like a bum from the neck up fellows! Scruffy is a look, but not a good look!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The headline on the Associated Press story in my local newspaper read "Hundreds Turn Out for Palin" while the article started out "More than 1,000 fans cheer former Alaska Governor in Michigan for Book Tour," and the subsequent online story read: "Thousands gathered outside a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Grand Rapids to get a signed copy of Sarah Palin's new book." So which was it AP? Did y'all fail basic math?

Is this kind of nonsense really necessary or useful? It's no wonder that the credibility of the formerly elite media is at an all time low! And to be very realistic, we need them to be vibrant and healthy and successful because they should be the watchdogs over elected officials - reporting the facts without fear or favor! Doesn't happen, kids. Doesn't happen at all. Which is why the newspaper business is dying and TV news programs have ever slimmer audience share.

You'd think they'd learn but they are so deep in thrall to the present administration as to be wholly deaf to reality!

Are BHO and company deliberately throwing the KSM prosecution? That question was asked this morning during our [too lengthy] commute from Fredericksburg into the District by someone whose intelligence I very much respect.

I will grant you that the Left prefers to see the prosecution of Khalid Sheik Mohammed as a law-enforcement matter, rather than the prosecution of a person who has been part of a deliberate and violent act of war towards our country, but even so, both our President and Attorney General Eric Holder (for whom I have no admiration and no respect - fair disclosure here - nobody calls me a coward and keeps my good regard) should know that their flat-out statements yesterday and the day before could easily be seen as poisoning the potential jury pool. And that is if, in fact, it is even possible to get an unbiased jury in New York City. Suspicious minds could easily posit that this is a deliberate and coordinated effort to so poison the atmosphere at a potential trial that the murdering bastard who admitted proudly to being the mastermind behind 9/11 will get off scot-free!

I'm not usually big on conspiracy theories, but this one resonates a bit with me. Is it possible that the reason for all of the huge amounts of money spent to elect Barack Hussein Obama to the presidency and the smooth confirmation of his incompetent and hate-spewing Attorney General was all geared toward getting KSM out from under the charges and the execution by a firing squad using bullets soaked in pig's blood he so richly deserves? I'm just wondering.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I was fortunate enough to spend my college years in Columbus, Ohio where I majored in journalism at The Ohio State University and learned to appreciate the game of football, fraternity men, and quarterbacks! The advisor to my sorority was Anne Hayes, wife of Woody, who was an exceptional and fascinating gentleman. Forget the neanderthal reputation foisted upon him by nasty newspaper persons (most of whom probably went to that "school up north"), Woody was a true gentleman and a scholar.

Jim Tressell is now the coach of The Ohio State University football team and a better example for his young charges I cannot imagine. The Coach believes in proper behavior both on and off the field and takes the descriptive phrase scholar-athlete very seriously. Bad grades and free rides in class are not his cup of tea. He believes in preparing the young men under his tutelage for a full life after college - whether or not they manage to make it to the NFL.

I received an excellent education in my years at Ohio State - even though there were times when I seldom attended classes. They kept giving me 8 o'clock classes and I don't DO mornings! A pledge in my sorority was persuaded to attend the class in my stead with a tape recorder. With over 500 students in each class (the leading edge of the baby boom don't you know), there was nobody taking attendance. Let the record show that I managed to "ace" most of those courses because my note taking was so first-rate!

Now, once again, the school I so proudly call my alma mater has managed to secure the Big Ten Championship. This coming Saturday, they are scheduled to play "that team up north" and then they will be playing the Pac-10 champions in the Rose Bowl. And I will, again, complain that the network broadcasting the game has not shown the Marching Band doing Script Ohio. It's on YouTube folks - I recommend it.

The elites who seem to think they are our rulers, not our employees, tend to look down their narrow noses at those of us who attended local and state-run colleges. Pfui on them. I got a great education at a reasonable cost, although I'm told that it isn't as affordable now as it was when I was there and it was only $100 per quarter! That's unfortunate.

Last night I stopped at Sis's house to pick up some back meds (OTC) from her because we have had a lot of rain lately and more is predicted. My back is totally out and I feel like my bum is sprained! Don't you hate when that happens?

Anyway, I went running into her house (limping is more accurate actually) and she was putting a good sized portion of freshly made potato soup into a plastic container for me to take home with me! Then she sprinkled the top of the soup with gorgonzola cheese, minced up tomato and green onion. When I got home, I had a spoonful of the soup and then I dove in because it was GOOD beyond my wildest imagination. I have to hand it to her - she's a great cook!

Then this morning, as I was struggling to get dressed and ready for work, I happened to spot Sam the Wonder Cat staying out of my way in the dining room, sound asleep on his back, all 4 paws sticking straight up in the air. I had to laugh. Not a bad way to start the day! He is, after all, the clown prince of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Now they are seeking to take over the safety regulation of all the subway stations in this nation under their control.
The Obama administration will propose that the federal government take over safety regulation of the nation's subway and light-rail systems, responding to what it says is haphazard and ineffective oversight by state agencies.
Did it even begin to occur to these moronic twits that what they propose to do is unconstitutional? Of course it didn't.

A few things happened in this competition. Ryan Bradley of the U.S. utterly charmed me and the entire live audience during his free skate on Saturday. Skating to a selection of chamber music, Mr. Bradley performed 2 quads, a number of very difficult triple jumps AND he was utterly delightful while doing so. I haven't ever been a big fan of his, but any skater that can make Scott Hamilton giggle nonstop throughout a performance has to be doing something right.

Belbin and Agosto won the Ice Dancing gold medal to the surprise of absolutely nobody. Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao turned in a workmanlike but flawed performance that was still many miles above what any of their competitors are putting out there. Evan Lysacek won the men's competition to the surprise of absolutely nobody, but Ryan Bradley was still a standout!

Now for my rant. Zoe BLANC and Pierre-Loup BOUQUET placed 8th in the ice dancing competition - they should have been deported before being permitted to sully the venue with their sloppy appearance. It was opined that they pride themselves on being cutting edge! Too bad they do not pride themselves on bathing and polishing their skates. Get a decent haircut and wash your hair. Do your roots, chica! They would be decent ice dancers if they'd quite trying so hard to be "cutting edge" and instead learned the basics of ice dancing - like good edges! A number of female skaters were not only guilty of dirty skate laces, some of them had the lack of respect for themselves and the occasion to show up with filthy SKATES as well.

Kim Yu-Na proved she was human by delivering a very flawed long program. She was, however, so far ahead in points that even Rachael Flatt's riveting performance could not prevent the pride of South Korea from winning the competition.

All in all, it was a very interesting and entertaining weekend of skating. The grooming issues aside, most of the skaters delivered halfway decent performances, although it was indeed distressing to see Emily Hughes back on the scene. The commentators kept commenting on how "in shape" she looked. I think she looked like she'd been hitting the mac and cheese a little too frequently at Harvard. Granted, she has never been a slender skater - but her ass and thighs are gigantic! That is not "in shape" to me. And frankly, she gets the attention that she does because of her vastly overrated older sister Sarah Hughes, Olympic gold medalist by accident! Emily Hughes simply is not that good a skater! She is merely mediocre.

Finally, I was sorry to see Sasha Cohen was unable to return to competition at Skate America. She would be an exquisite addition to the competitive ranks.


In his continuing effort to deny and denigrate American exceptionalism, our President was seen bowing to the Emperor of Japan. How many American Presidents have done this? One! The current occupant of the Oval Office. What is wrong with our president? Does he not listen to the people whose job it is to teach him protocol and proper behavior? Was TOTUS turned off that day? Is he an anti-American tool?

In the picture below, we can see him not showing proper respect to the American flag. Now this! Grounds for impeachment? Not just yet - but soon!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity . . .
Has Holder lost his itty bitty little mind? Does he WANT to see New York City decimated by bombings? Does he want to see our economy totally destroyed by the clearly insane but still utterly dangerous jihadists?

I knew the appointment of Eric Holder was a huge mistake; I just didn't recognize how monumentally stupid it was! Our president is an idiot and even those of us who did not vote for him will pay the price! Again, and again and again!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I'm beginning to think my friend David is correct when he says that historically all republics fail after some 200-300 years due to the dead weight of its leadership as it evolves. Or non-leadership as the case may be. In our nation's case, political correctness is the poisoned arrow that is destroying one of the grandest experiments ever attempted by mankind!

That murderous son-of-a-bitch who slaughtered 14 fine Americans and put 30 additional fine Americans in the hospital (and having been in the hospital several times of late - in a GOOD hospital - I can tell you that putting someone in the hospital can qualify as "cruel and unusual" on any scale you'd like to name) who was shouting Allah Akbar and wearing his Jihadists draperies - he is just a misunderstood, stressed out sufferer of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome ahead of the fact of actually being deployed into the war zone.

Give me a break!

Maj. Nidal Hasan committed an act of TERROR folks! Nothing less. And anyone who tells you to the contrary is (1) a fool or (2) an enemy of this nation. Period.

Unless and until we start calling terror precisely what it is when it happens, we are all going to be destroyed by these 7th Century lunatics. I'm not saying it is Islam's fault. What I AM saying is that it is RADICAL Islam's fault. It's entirely possible however that all Islam is Radical Islam but you can't prove it one way or the other by me!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Just go read this and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Starting in 1775, this nation has always been blessed with heroes who have by their actions made this country not only possible but exceptional (yes, President Obama, EXCEPTIONAL). In a world that is p.c.-crazy, I refuse to be stomped into accepting that other countries have just as much claim to exceptionalism as do we. T'ain't so. They'd be speaking German in Paris were it not for us. And had Lyndon Baines Johnson not decided that he was a wartime tactician, South Vietnam would not be dominated by North Vietnam. There will always be an England but it might not be the England we know and frequently love, were it not for us. A lot of monuments would have bit it had our brave soldiers not joined in the European war effort. And had Harry Truman not made the tough decision to drop the A bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many hundreds of thousands of American and Japanese citizens might have died before the War in the Pacific ended. Were it not for our military, South Korea might not be as vibrantly free as it is today and it could not have produced the radiant Yu-Na Kim.

So thank you my dear Veterans. I appreciate your sacrifice and your hard work on behalf of a country that seems to only really express its gratitude once per year, another luxury you have won for us!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


John Allen Muhammad will die via lethal injection tonight at 9 P.M. unless Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine grants clemency which he is unlikely to do. Muhammad's attorneys are claiming that the poor soul was abused and suffered from PTSD (which is a real illness and not something to be claimed lightly) and Gulf War Syndrome. This flies directly in the face of evidence offered at his trial which indicated that his intent was to kill his ex-wife and that the other killings were just done as a smoke screen to obscure his involvement. Either way - he fomented a reign of terror in the D.C. Metro area and Virginia as well (I was living in Ohio at the time but my sister was here and I was seriously frightened for her).

I'm conflicted about the execution because I do believe in the sanctity of human life (unlike Mr. Muhammad and his cohort Malvo) but I also believe that some crimes are so heinous that they beg for the death penalty and I also believe that once the death penalty has been imposed, it's cruel and unusual punishment to the families and friends of the victims to prolong things indefinitely!

UPDATE: I've never like our governor particularly but today he showed me something. He said as far as he could tell, the Courts had done a good job and he saw no reason to interfere or intervene. So the execution will take place tonight at 9 p.m.

Virginia has handled this expeditiously and since the Supreme Court has denied any involvement, and since Gov. Kaine has indicated a lack of interest in granting clemency - Mr. Muhammad will pay with his life for his despicable crimes!

UPDATE: Last night at 9:11 p.m., Mr. Muhammad breathed his last and was pronounced dead. He died as he lived, never once expressing the slightest bit of remorse for his evil deeds. At the end he even denied the families of his victims the satisfaction of knowing that he suffered, as he quietly closed his eyes, took a deep breath and left this world. Pfui on him and leave him to Satan or God - as the case may be. There's no possibility that Mr. Muhammad will ever come back and wreak havoc in the lives of any other innocent people.

Monday, November 09, 2009


"Yea" Votes on H.R. 3962:
LA-2 Cao, Anh [R]
AR-1 Berry, Robert [D]
AR-2 Snyder, Victor [D]
AZ-1 Kirkpatrick, Ann [D]
AZ-4 Pastor, Edward [D]
AZ-5 Mitchell, Harry [D]
AZ-7 Grijalva, Raul [D]
AZ-8 Giffords, Gabrielle [D]
CA-1 Thompson, C. [D]
CA-10 Garamendi, John [D]
CA-11 McNerney, Jerry [D]
CA-12 Speier, Jackie [D]
CA-13 Stark, Fortney [D]
CA-14 Eshoo, Anna [D]
CA-15 Honda, Michael [D]
CA-16 Lofgren, Zoe [D]
CA-17 Farr, Sam [D]
CA-18 Cardoza, Dennis [D]
CA-20 Costa, Jim [D]
CA-23 Capps, Lois [D]
CA-27 Sherman, Brad [D]
CA-28 Berman, Howard [D]
CA-29 Schiff, Adam [D]
CA-30 Waxman, Henry [D]
CA-31 Becerra, Xavier [D]
CA-32 Chu, Judy [D]
CA-33 Watson, Diane [D]
CA-34 Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D]
CA-35 Waters, Maxine [D]
CA-36 Harman, Jane [D]
CA-37 Richardson, Laura [D]
CA-38 Napolitano, Grace [D]
CA-39 Sanchez, Linda [D]
CA-43 Baca, Joe [D]
CA-47 Sanchez, Loretta [D]
CA-5 Matsui, Doris [D]
CA-51 Filner, Bob [D]
CA-53 Davis, Susan [D]
CA-6 Woolsey, Lynn [D]
CA-7 Miller, George [D]
CA-8 Pelosi, Nancy [D]
CA-9 Lee, Barbara [D]
CO-1 DeGette, Diana [D]
CO-2 Polis, Jared [D]
CO-3 Salazar, John [D]
CO-7 Perlmutter, Ed [D]
CT-1 Larson, John [D]
CT-2 Courtney, Joe [D]
CT-3 DeLauro, Rosa [D]
CT-4 Himes, James [D]
CT-5 Murphy, Christopher [D]
FL-11 Castor, Kathy [D]
FL-17 Meek, Kendrick [D]
FL-19 Wexler, Robert [D]
FL-20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D]
FL-22 Klein, Ron [D]
FL-23 Hastings, Alcee [D]
FL-3 Brown, Corrine [D]
FL-8 Grayson, Alan [D]
GA-13 Scott, David [D]
GA-2 Bishop, Sanford [D]
GA-4 Johnson, Henry [D]
GA-5 Lewis, John [D]
HI-1 Abercrombie, Neil [D]
HI-2 Hirono, Mazie [D]
IA-1 Braley, Bruce [D]
IA-2 Loebsack, David [D]
IA-3 Boswell, Leonard [D]
IL-1 Rush, Bobby [D]
IL-11 Halvorson, Deborah [D]
IL-12 Costello, Jerry [D]
IL-14 Foster, Bill [D]
IL-17 Hare, Phil [D]
IL-2 Jackson, Jesse [D]
IL-3 Lipinski, Daniel [D]
IL-4 Gutierrez, Luis [D]
IL-5 Quigley, Mike [D]
IL-7 Davis, Danny [D]
IL-8 Bean, Melissa [D]
IL-9 Schakowsky, Janice [D]
IN-1 Visclosky, Peter [D]
IN-2 Donnelly, Joe [D]
IN-7 Carson, André [D]
IN-8 Ellsworth, Brad [D]
IN-9 Hill, Baron [D]
KS-3 Moore, Dennis [D]
KY-3 Yarmuth, John [D]
MA-1 Olver, John [D]
MA-10 Delahunt, William [D]
MA-2 Neal, Richard [D]
MA-3 McGovern, James [D]
MA-4 Frank, Barney [D]
MA-5 Tsongas, Niki [D]
MA-6 Tierney, John [D]
MA-7 Markey, Edward [D]
MA-8 Capuano, Michael [D]
MA-9 Lynch, Stephen [D]
MD-2 Ruppersberger, C.A. [D]
MD-3 Sarbanes, John [D]
MD-4 Edwards, Donna [D]
MD-5 Hoyer, Steny [D]
MD-7 Cummings, Elijah [D]
MD-8 Van Hollen, Christopher [D]
ME-1 Pingree, Chellie [D]
ME-2 Michaud, Michael [D]
MI-1 Stupak, Bart [D]
MI-12 Levin, Sander [D]
MI-13 Kilpatrick, Carolyn [D]
MI-14 Conyers, John [D]
MI-15 Dingell, John [D]
MI-5 Kildee, Dale [D]
MI-7 Schauer, Mark [D]
MI-9 Peters, Gary [D]
MN-1 Walz, Timothy [D]
MN-4 McCollum, Betty [D]
MN-5 Ellison, Keith [D]
MN-8 Oberstar, James [D]
MO-1 Clay, William [D]
MO-3 Carnahan, Russ [D]
MO-5 Cleaver, Emanuel [D]
MS-2 Thompson, Bennie [D]
NC-1 Butterfield, George [D]
NC-12 Watt, Melvin [D]
NC-13 Miller, R. [D]
NC-2 Etheridge, Bob [D]
NC-4 Price, David [D]
ND-0 Pomeroy, Earl [D]
NH-1 Shea-Porter, Carol [D]
NH-2 Hodes, Paul [D]
NJ-10 Payne, Donald [D]
NJ-12 Holt, Rush [D]
NJ-13 Sires, Albio [D]
NJ-1Andrews, Robert [D]
NJ-6 Pallone, Frank [D]
NJ-8 Pascrell, William [D]
NJ-9 Rothman, Steven [D]
NM-1 Heinrich, Martin [D]
NM-3 Lujan, Ben [D]
NV-1 Berkley, Shelley [D]
NV-3 Titus, Dina [D]
NY-1 Bishop, Timothy [D]
NY-10 Towns, Edolphus [D]
NY-11 Clarke, Yvette [D]
NY-12 Velazquez, Nydia [D]
NY-14 Maloney, Carolyn [D]
NY-15 Rangel, Charles [D]
NY-16 Serrano, José [D]
NY-17 Engel, Eliot [D]
NY-18 Lowey, Nita [D]
NY-19 Hall, John [D]
NY-2 Israel, Steve [D]
NY-21 Tonko, Paul [D]
NY-22 Hinchey, Maurice [D]
NY-23 Owens, William [D]
NY-24 Arcuri, Michael [D]
NY-25 Maffei, Daniel [D]
NY-27 Higgins, Brian [D]
NY-28 Slaughter, Louise [D]
NY-4 McCarthy, Carolyn [D]
NY-5 Ackerman, Gary [D]
NY-6 Meeks, Gregory [D]
NY-7 Crowley, Joseph [D]
NY-8 Nadler, Jerrold [D]
NY-9 Weiner, Anthony [D]
OH-1 Driehaus, Steve [D]
OH-11 Fudge, Marcia [D]
OH-13 Sutton, Betty [D]
OH-15 Kilroy, Mary Jo [D]
OH-17 Ryan, Timothy [D]
OH-18 Space, Zachary [D]
OH-6 Wilson, Charles [D]
OH-9 Kaptur, Marcy [D]
OR-1 Wu, David [D]
OR-3 Blumenauer, Earl [D]
OR-4 DeFazio, Peter [D]
OR-5 Schrader, Kurt [D]
PA-1 Brady, Robert [D]
PA-10 Carney, Christopher [D]
PA-11 Kanjorski, Paul [D]
PA-12 Murtha, John [D]
PA-13 Schwartz, Allyson [D]
PA-14 Doyle, Michael [D]
PA-2 Fattah, Chaka [D]
PA-3 Dahlkemper, Kathleen [D]
PA-7 Sestak, Joe [D]
PA-8 Murphy, Patrick [D]
RI-1 Kennedy, Patrick [D]
RI-2 Langevin, James [D]
SC-5 Spratt, John [D]
SC-6 Clyburn, James [D]
TN-5 Cooper, Jim [D]
TN-9 Cohen, Steve [D]
TX-15 Hinojosa, Rubén [D]
TX-16 Reyes, Silvestre [D]
TX-18 Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D]
TX-20 Gonzalez, Charles [D]
TX-23 Rodriguez, Ciro [D]
TX-25 Doggett, Lloyd [D]
TX-27 Ortiz, Solomon [D]
TX-28 Cuellar, Henry [D]
TX-29 Green, Raymond [D]
TX-30 Johnson, Eddie [D]
TX-9 Green, Al [D]
VA-11 Connolly, Gerald [D]
VA-3 Scott, Robert [D]
VA-5 Perriello, Thomas [D]
VA-8 Moran, James [D]
VT-0 Welch, Peter [D]
WA-1 Inslee, Jay [D]
WA-2 Larsen, Rick [D]
WA-6 Dicks, Norman [D]
WA-7 McDermott, James [D]
WA-9 Smith, Adam [D]
WI-2 Baldwin, Tammy [D]
WI-3 Kind, Ronald [D]
WI-4 Moore, Gwen [D]
WI-7 Obey, David [D]
WI-8 Kagen, Steve [D]
WV-1 Mollohan, Alan [D]
WV-3 Rahall, Nick [D]

The above-listed members of Congress who voted in favor of San Fran Nan's disaster of a health care bill deserve to be voted out of office in November 2010. It is up to the individual voters in the various states to see to it that these EMPLOYEES of Americans who do not want this unbelievable intrusion into our personal business and lives and who have made it clear that they do not want this despicable health care debacle to continue should be handed their "walking papers" as of next November 2010. It's up to us to chastise them suitably. They do work for us - however much they'd like to ignore that fact!

Friday, November 06, 2009


To my neverending astonishment, Ashley Wagner (of Fairfax, Virginia) finished in third place after the long program in the Ladies' Single competition. I wasn't holding out much hope that Ms. Wagner could win after the long program because she is so young and so new to international competition. It wasn't unexpected that the brilliant former world champion, the luminescent Miki Ando, rallied to take the prize. (Why does she skate ever so slightly bent over?) However, it was gratifying to see Ashley Wagner skate so well. Unlike so many of the elite skaters in her event, she actually lands her jumps fully rotated and that makes all the difference in the world, permitting her program to flow more attractively. Leonova of Russia placed in second. She is delightful to watch, bubbling and fun, but she's not the skater that Miki Ando is, barely ready to skate in Ms. Wagner's company, nor even remotely close to the radiant skills of Yu-Na Kim of South Korea. Well let's face it - Yu Na Kim is her own category! She is a skater who makes the viewer believe in God's benificent plans for his children!

Against my will, I found myself rooting for Brian Joubert of France in the Men's singles, just because he is just so masculine and (forgive me my cougar moment) absolutely sexy! And, as it happens, he won the gold with a very solid free skate which included a quad that was spot on! This is an improvement on his performance in his first competition of the season on home ice at the Rostelecom event. Jeremy Abbott of the United States did not skate well and therefore, it was Johnny Weir who fluttered into 2nd place with everyone else trailing behind. I have to say, I have long wondered about Takahiko Kozuka of Japan who is an excellent competitor. And then this morning, it hit me! He looks like Nancy Kerrigan! And shares some of her inconsistency as well. But he is still a lot of fun to watch and has some good technical abilities. The Czech skater placed in third.

Charlie Davis and Meryl White took the gold in ice dancing and are now ranked #1 in the world. I don't think they have the emotional stamina to win gold at the Olympics, however.

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia were fantastic in the pairs competition - fantastically courageous. She pancaked onto the ice as a result of an attempted quad throw jump and they had to take a 3-minute break in their program in order to finish. Consequently, they placed poorly. The pairs skating was won by Pang and Tong of China who skated dependably well. I still have a serious gripe with her grooming and the filthy skate laces. This time, her hair was combed (in a peculiar style that defies description) but the laces still were dirty. Shame on you dear. It is a presentation faux pas of major proportions in my view.

Lake Placid next week kids. Looking forward to it.


The Muslim murderer who killed 13 and wounded 30 and was shouting Allah Akabar during his very calm and methodical rampage is being carefully tended in the hospital, recovering from his wounds (my sense of irony points out that he was stopped by shots from a FEMALE first responder)! Thus, we may be able to find out why he decided to do what he did. Personally, I don't need to hear from him. He is a Muslim, he was behaving irrationally before his rampage and he was shouting a favored phrase of demented Muslim killers everywhere! I have been told over and over and over again that profiling is wrong. I call it prudent. You have a Muslim psychiatrist (and it has long been said that most psychiatrists are nuts!) who is doing everything in his power to avoid being deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq where he might be forced to (horrors) kill one of his fellow religionists to protect his own life. He is a frequenter of radical websites (surely the Army or Marines track this kind of warning sign of Internet usage) and making irrational remarks around the base. WHY in hell didn't they slap his happy ass into a rubber room?!

People on the train this morning were discussing this horrendous event and saying, why wasn't he brought down sooner. It was, after all, a military base. Some of our wonderful Marines who were traveling to Quantico said that they don't trundle around their base armed. It would just be weird. Hmmmm! That might have to change, guys!

Finally, once again, Zippy the Prez stuck his skinny foot in his oversized and overused mouth yesterday when he appeared (after the news of the shooting broke) at an event honoring Native Americans where he waded into a speech into the third or fourth paragraph before even mentioning the tragedy with a cursory "Sorry guys!" I hate to say this, but y'all elected a major "tool" to be president! He is a disgrace and an embarrassment. Dems, as fast as you can, move away from the train wreck named Barack Hussein Obama! Don't let him bring you down next year when you're up for reelection. Don't let that lizard faced crone who is speaker of the House convince you to throw yourselves under the bus for her disastrous health care bill. Quick now, save yourselves!

UPDATE: This morning our oh so wise President had more to say:

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. base, President Obama on Friday cautioned against jumping to conclusions on the motive of the suspect. (I think the fact that he was shouting "Allah Akabar" whilst running around killing far too many of his fellow humans would be a big fat clue you ignorant wetback!)

"We don't know all the answers yet and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts," Obama said on the White House lawn. (Even when you are smacked in the face with the answers, Mr. President, you still won't "get it"!) Contrast this with his remarks when his pal in Cambridge was arrested for being overly contentious with the Cambridge police. Then he assumed racism before he knew ANY of the facts!

Well, President Obama - which is it? Get all the facts and then opine or opine absent any facts at all?

Thursday, November 05, 2009


They came from Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and a plethora of other states to tell the U.S. Congress that "We the People" their employers do not like or want the incoherent and costly health care reform bill that San Fran Nan has put together her own self and is attempting to ramrod through the U.S. House of Representatives - as soon as Friday, in fact!

She doesn't listen, she doesn't hear, she is an overly botoxed haridan with the intelligence of a flea (don't like to insult fleas) who has decided that this boondoggle of a bill (2,000 pages in length) that is doubtless loaded with earmarks is going to pass whether we want it to pass or not. Thank goodness the Senate is not such an easy sell on this bill. There are enough Blue Dog Democrats (and thank God for them, I might add) who can and will - out of self-preservation if nothing else - block passage of this [probably] unconstitutional trampling of the American citizens' rights!

I might not be so very very against this massive health care bill if it were written with clarity, hashed out in committees where any obvious problems could be both aired and corrected. The American people don't like to buy a pig in a poke, Mrs. Pelosi. Put down your pen, you ignorant old bag and listen to the American people who are telling you what NOT to do. And yes, Madame Speaker - I CAN call you an old bag because I am one of them myself. However, my IQ is slightly above plant life, unlike yours, and I can see all the unintended consequences and bankrupting of your great grandchildren this bill will cause.
First photograph by Dave Anderson and
fantastic 2nd photograph by Ed Schultz!


The unwritten rule has always been that until a primary contest is decided the national party will not endorse either candidate. Now Senator John Cornyn is endorsing a candidate in a primary that has yet to be held! Back the bus up, bucko! Let Florida have its primary and then endorse the WINNER of the primary. The National GOP is not and should not be in the business of deciding who candidates for individual offices are to be. No sir. We're tired of the disastrous crap being ladled out by the National GOP bigwigs who think they know better than "We the People" who don't like anything you guys are doing lately.

Did this summer's tea parties tell you nothing about the mood of the American electorate? Have you learned nothing? Are you capable of learning anything? Would you prefer that the entire Republican Party be torn down and a new party that is responsive be built in its place? We can do that you know. We might do that out of sheer frustration with the boneheaded stupidity on display at a national Party level.

And lest the Dems get all excited and think that a civil war is brewing in the Republican Party - look to your own guys where San Fran Nan and Senator Cadaver of Nevada are selling you out on a minute-by-minute basis to the worst excesses of the looney leftwing! Y'all have your own problems to solve, doncha!?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Our esteemed obfuscator, President Obama, is apparently not vouchsafing to release to us poor peasants the contents of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a document which, if it is to have the force of law, must be ratified by the United States Congress. The contents that have been winkled out (hat tip to The Anchoress) are chilling in their effect:

The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama’s administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked. It’s bad.
ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet — and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living — if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
How much longer are we willing to have our elected officials play fast and loose with our Constitutionally protected freedoms, all the while parsing their actions in such a way that we're supposed to be convinced that they're completely innocent of their incursions? Fie on them and their works.

Bunch of thugs!

And in the process sent a message (I hope) to the Dems in Congress - screw with over half the population at your peril! Bob McDonnell defeated rather convincingly a run-of-the-mill tax and spend Democrat who had the added good fortune of having our President campaign for him. President Obama has no coattails!

The victory of Christi in New Jersey was another indication that the moderate and right of the nation are fed up with the insanity taking place in our nation's capital and most especially the insanity being displayed by Speaker Pelosi and Harry Reid in their fervid push to take over 1/6th of the nation's economy and rain destruction upon seniors in this nation. I might remind them that they are seniors themselves and thus should be more thoughtful and respectful.

Blue dog Democrats should be and probably are shaking in their BVDs over their prospects of retaining their seats in the 2010 election. This bodes well for putting the brakes on a nearly 2,000 page incoherent health care reform bill put forth by San Fran Nan that will cost close to $1 trillion! Has the botox finally rotted her brain beyond redemption? Please dear Lord, take that frozen and ugly visage out of our sight sooner rather than later. I can wait until 2010 but that's the best I can do!

It is essential to replace a good portion of the current crop of loons occupying The Hill with sensible and more moderate people who will put the electorate's concerns and best interests before their own political gain. So what if we're saddled with 4 more years of Al Franken and his stolen Senate seat - if we can put enough intelligent and qualified people in the Senate and the House, he'll be marginalized, as he should be!

Remember - if it isn't close, they cannot cheat!

UPDATE: The immature infant posing as our president at the moment (only until we can boot his skinny ass back to Chicago in 2012) claims he didn't even watch the returns last night. May I say - horsefeathers to that claim? The man is nothing if not a politician and to a politician, election returns are like crack! Addictive and as necessary as breathing. And our president knows, he has to know, that the election returns in New Jersey are a loud and very clear message to him and to the Congress to cool their jets! Virginia's results, as delightful as they are, not so much because Virginia has always been a more conservative state, but New Jersey? Give me a break!

UPDATE #2: There is a rumor going around that NY 23rd was lost because of hatred for Sarah Palin. To that I respond succinctly: "Bullshit!"

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


And was it a sign that not one Democrat was out in front of my polling place? Only Republicans and Independents bothered to get up that early.

Lazy bums! (I've been up since 5 a.m. and took a train into D.C. from Fredericksburg that made me late for work - I'm entitled to be more than normally grumpy!)

Monday, November 02, 2009


Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo were, as anticipated, absolutely brilliant in their pre-Olympics international debut. I'm sure that in Germany, where the reigning world champions live and train and in Russia, where the wannabe world champions live and train, there was a shudder throughout the "force" which clearly says to all concerned "They're back!"

Excellence trumps all. I cannot find it in my heart to cheer for anyone else in the pairs competition. The grace, beauty and courage displayed by this pair is beyond that of anyone else competing in their discipline.

The same goes for Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto. While I dislike a few of their lifts and deem them to be awkward at best, truth be told, they are many miles beyond anyone else in terms of excellence and sheer beauty!

Nobunari Oda won the men's competition at Cup of China over American skater and World Champion Evan Lysacek. Oda is a sweetly charming skater with an elfin appeal and I wish him well. Lysacek is deliberately developing his power slowly during this pre-Olympic season and may not be at full power until Vancouver!

Mirai Nagasu was first in the ladies' competition after the short program. She then struggled throughout her long program and ended up fifth. Maturity makes a great deal of difference sweet girl.


Tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. I will be presenting myself at Falmouth Elementary School which is my designated location to vote. I will, because I am a person of common sense, place my vote for the next governor of Virginia - Bob McDonnell. When the campaign began, I didn't know who this man was, nor did I know any of his plans for Virginia. All I really knew was that the first thing I heard out of his opponent's campaign was negativity and attack ads. That is the biggest turnoff imaginable and I won't respond to it.

I also have to admit to having a little fun with pollsters who keep calling my house, wanting my opinion. I'm not giving it to them because frankly, it's none of their damned business. I tell them what they want to hear, which may lead to them thinking that they (the Creigh Deeds pollsters) have a better chance than they do.

Interrupt me at dinnertime and you get what you deserve you morons! Run a negative campaign and you piss me off and lose my vote. I'm a cranky old broad and proud of it!