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Monday, June 28, 2010

OOOOHHHH...THEDAUGHTER IS GOING TO BE MAD!!!



Thedaughter has been continually "knocking down", "tearing apart", the robin's attempts to build a nest on the gutter pipe. This has become almost a daily ritual - bird brings twigs and starts and restarts the makings of a beautiful nest...daughter RIPS the construction down from its perch.

Today, we find this (pic above). The robin is now attempting to use DUCT TAPE (or as we like to call it - 200 mph tape) to reinforce the project. Thedaughter will be screaming and ripping at 4 pm when she returns home from work. Wish I could warn the feathered creature, but alas....it speaks no English. LOL

The temps are much cooler today than the high 90's of yesterday. The clouds have the "threatening" look of rain, but I see no rain on the weather map.

I am now tuning in to Wimbledon matches....as the World Cup Soccer matches have pissed me off with ALL the BAAAAAAAAAAADDDD calls by the refs. I don't care which country is playing, these refs apparently did not have any vision requirements in order to get their jobs. I'm not jut a fair-weather fan...just a pissed off fan.

Theson and neighbor Joe - are working on the neighbors pool - trying to create a way to get in and out of said pool, until new ladder arrives - sometime between now and July 6th...thanks Amazon. This will work well, as they (neighbors will be on vacation) and WE will be swimming like crazy. (We have their permission.)

Being a former West Virginian....I am saddened with the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd. I met the man, many, many years ago and was impressed with his self education and ferocity for the people of that state. He was realistic enough to understand that, once being a KKK member (in his early 20's), that mark would follow him for the remainder of his life...right down to his obituary. Being raised in southern WV during his formative years - that would not have been considered a bad move - as that area was highly bigoted. It took a long time and having his eyes opened...that he grew past all the prejudice. He was a staunch supporter for Pres. Obama as well. I was his biggest fan, for his opposition to Bushy's WARS. His views and statements about the wars were very succinct and will probably go down in the annals of history.

Granted, he brought a lot of wonderful projects to WV, in the form of "pork" and was totally unashamed of his moves....the state is much better for those projects. It will be a long, long time before another Senator is seated with the knowledge of all the "loopholes" in parliamentary procedure and Senate decorum as Byrd. R.I.P. Robert Byrd.

Gotta run for now......tennis to watch...might even try to get a shower!! Later........

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

IT'S ANOTHER CATURDAY........ENJOY!!!


Don't piss off the cat holding necessary game equipment!!


I knew the cat was watching me more than he should...bad habit!!


So....I look like a college graduate????


Wait till "the girl" gets even Buster!!!


Not in your lifetime little pussy!!!



OMG.....a cat God too???? Get the gun!!!


And now for the hero cat of the week. This beautiful black cat with green eyes is lucky to be alive....now he's bionic almost...WONDERFUL. Click highlighted words for details.



Have a great weekend all.....catch y'all.............later....................


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

UNF**INGBELIEVABLE............

**UPDATE: The tennis match has been called "due to darkness"...score 59-59...time played 9 hr. 58 min. A record breaking the old time of 6+ hours in 1968. So far this game has been played over two days, but a great deal of stamina is still required.


Loving tennis as I do, we have been channel surfing between the FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon (when available/aired). Unfortunately, Wimbledon is not being telecast today, and I have to read about this phenomenal game being played as I type.

(Click to embiggen!)

This is one match I would love to watch...providing I had nothing better to do with my time. I can't imagine any tennis player having the stamina to play over NINE hours straight. this game is STILL BE PLAYED mind you. I have scoured the interwebs and can't even find the match being streamed....grrrrr. I am having to settle for these nail biter World Cup matches.

USA! USA! USA! Just when I thought we were going to lose (because England was ahead in their match 1-0), at 91 minutes into the game, Landon Donovan kicks the winning GGGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!

This is going to be short and sweet as a nasty storm is rolling in and I have to call the vets to see how Angel is doing. I called at 3:30pm and she was still in surgery. I would imagine since the surgery is running so late, they will keep her overnight - which is fine with me.

Have a great day all...I shall return....later.................
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SQUIRM WORM........BACHMANN HAS TO GO!!!!

I found this video in my stumbling around the interwebs....as usual Michelle Bachmann got my blood pressure rising. She is such an ignorant troll. When I hear the phrase "word salad" I immediately envision Palin and this fukktard.

Clearly and openly this idiot managed to pop off about Obama "redistributing the wealth" by sealing a deal for $20 billion - as compensation to those in the affected areas of this oil spill.

I say VALIDATE that argument. Face it...she can't. As usual she just trips and spits around some weird argument and still comes out.......DUMB.

I was totally surprised that Bill O'Reilly was coming at her...not quite the position I though he would take. Listen:



Enough of that woman's weirdness. We took our Collie/Chow mix dog to the vet this morning and the inflamed teat she has been licking...turns out to be a mass. She will be having surgery tomorrow, and I am hoping that the vet can get all the involved tissue at that time. Thegrandson is devastated that he might lose his pet...but this is just another stepping stone in his learning years. We will deal with everything one step at a time.

Angel, our dog, is the best pet in the entire world. Someone "DUMPED" her approximately 7 years ago in our neighborhood. She roamed around all day, till late in the evening, I opened the door and she ran in and jumped on the couch with my then sick grandson (3 yrs old at the time)...and he blurted out "MY PUPPY!" Now, what was I to do? She has been here ever since, and everyone, my clients, friends, etc...just adore her. She is so very gentle and loving and she will stand up with her paws on your shoulders and you will be surprised how gently this happened. We are hoping for the best tomorrow....so good vibes from everyone should help.

Have to run for now....catch y'all.....later...........


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO MAKE ME CHUCKLE!!!

OMG...a I was "Stumbling" thru the interwebs..I came across this. WTF could Glen Beck be doing for EIGHT solid hour - allowing all these cars to be towed??? Maybe I don't want to know.



Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's and single mom's who pull(ed) double duty (like I did)!!!!! Later...................

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

LAID BACK......CATURDAY!!!!


DAMN KITTY LITTER EXPLOSION!!


WHO OWNS THE CAT..."WITHOUT" AN ATTITUDE????


AHHHHHHHHHHHH......TOO CUTE!


CRITIQUE OF THE "i-PHONE"!


NOW, HERE'S THE CAT SATISIFIED IN SPIRIT!


THIS COULD MAKE FOR AN INTERESTING DAY!


WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WAY????


SO THERE.....TAKE THAT WOMAN!!!

Have a great weekend all....it's going to be in the 90's here today, so staing indoors in the A/C will work for me. Be back..........later.....................


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

DAMN FUKKING CORPORATE APOLOGISTS......

Watching Tony Hayward being grilled by the members of the Energy & Commerce Committee today was a real treat. Of course CNN was being alternated with the ESPN channel carrying the FIFA (World Soccer Matches).

Most of the members were really harsh (as they rightfully should be) with the BP CEO, except for this mental midget from the state of Texas...Joe Barton. Check this out (if you haven't caught excerpts already):

"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," said Barton. "I think it is a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown -- in this case a $20 billion shakedown -- with the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the American people, participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that's unprecedented in our nation's history, which has no legal standing, which I think sets a terrible precedent for our nation's future."


........and he goes on to say...

"I'm only speaking for myself. I'm not speaking for anyone else, but I apologize," Barton added. "I do not want to live in a county where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, [it is] subject to some sort of political pressure that, again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown."


I had to laugh later on in the afternoon, as Wolfe Blitzer was interviewing a representative from the state of Louisiana, who was slightly pissed at Mr. Barton's comments, to say the least. This gentleman went on to say "well, I guess we know what company Mr. Barton will be working for, when he is out of office!" I guess being a Congressman from the Houston area makes this fukktard a resident of the oilmans deep pockets!

Michelle Bachmann is of the same ilk...she was flapping her jaws in a nonsensical manner last night - against the $20 billion fund to be established. She is caught up in her fantasies of "redistribution of the wealth" again. I wonder if we can just have her committed NOW!!!

Apparently Henry Waxman gave a written list of questions to Hayward ahead of time, and when posed these questions today - had no answers. I heard very little new info today - and Hayward left rather non-plussed.

At the noon recess, Barton was summoned into John Boehner's office and literally threatened by Boehner and Eric Cantor,with stripping of his seniority on this committee, to apologize "on the floor" for the apology he made to BP. DUH?!?!?

His apology was a joke of the greatest magnitude. He, of course, maintained that everyone MISCONSTRUED what he had said, and that he definitely blamed BP for this devastation. As his tongue flapped against his jaws, he was actually seeing how many ways he could conjugate the word misconstrue...ending with MISCONSTRUCTION!!! Good grief - what a moron.

For all the threats the GOP has been making about taking over the majority next election.....I would have to rethink that statement. If the SMART American analyzes what is coming from this party, the Teabaggers and such...we have no problem. But those who support these liars and apologists, need to back up a step or two and ask themselves, "are these viable answers?"

Enough for now, this moron managed to get my blood pressure up higher than I like for the day. Now it's back to watching the soccer matches until the NBA final at 9 pm. Let's go Celtics.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ORANGEMAN HAS PISSED ME OFF AGAIN......

Unfortunately, I missed Pres. Obama's address to the country last night, regarding this epic environmental disaster in Louisiana. Of course we live in the age of YouTube and instant replays, so I managed to garner the gist of this speech.

Leading up to this address, Mr. OrangeMan himself - John Boehner (R-OH), had the following to say:

“While President Obama is speaking tonight, oil will continue to leak from the well and extend its stranglehold on the lives and livelihoods of the people in the affected areas. Even now, nearly two months after disaster first struck, the federal response remains inadequate and disorganized. Americans are rightly angry about this failure of government, and they want to know that their president is focused squarely on stopping this leak, cleaning up this mess, and finding out what went wrong.

“President Obama should not exploit this crisis to impose a job-killing national energy tax on struggling families and small businesses. Both parties should be working together to craft responsible solutions in response to this disaster. There’s nothing responsible or reasonable about a national energy tax that will raise energy costs and destroy more American jobs.

“President Obama will also reportedly address some of the financial issues surrounding the crisis, including the establishment of an escrow fund. These resources should be used to help the victims of this disaster, and not as a slush fund for trial lawyers or Administration officials seeking to paper over their own misguided decisions. BP should be held accountable for the full cost of this disaster – the taxpayers shouldn’t pay one dime – but that money must be directed to where it can be most effective in stopping this leak and aiding the recovery effort.

“I sincerely hope that the Obama Administration will not try to use a crisis made worse by its own failings to score political points on the backs of Americans living and working on the Gulf Coast. This moment demands a call to action based on our shared interest in stopping this leak, cleaning up this mess, and finding out what went wrong.”


As I have said before, this fukktard does not represent my area of Ohio (Thank heavens), and the man is a bloomingfuckingidiot!

The tragedy of the loss of lives on the oil rig and the devastation to the oceans and livelihoods of thousands is sad and needs to be addressed, but I personally have some issues as to where people wish to lay the blame.

I blame BP 1000%!! Need I say that again? These oil companies or any other manufacturer or processor needs to be able to deal with any and all crises that may develop within their individual businesses...that includes have the technological know-how to address possible oil spills and the cleanup involved.

Why are people getting mad at Obama and the government for not having this spill cleaned up by now? What department and/or people physically deal with this area of expertise on a daily basis. Do not tell me the Coast Guard - they have some experience with minor issues in this area, but nothing on such a large scope, nor do they have the equipment readily available. As a government, the various departments are setup to establish guidelines for various industries, to ensure that the industries themselves can deal with their own accidents.

Some are making comparisons to Hurricane Katrina, and I also do not see that correlation. The hurricane involved immediate life threatening situations, and our citizens were being ignored - that was Pres. Bush's problem...and don't forget "Brownie!" That administration ignored the immediate needs of the people, misappropriated monies..and ultimately left and ignored a populated area of our country to fend for themselves.

BP has seen fit to ignore the families of the 11 men lost on this oil rig...supplemented a few fishermen with paltry sums of money, lied to the populace of the U.S., and like a certain political party....lied and put a spin on every step of this cleanup process. The media has been banned and forcibly removed from certain areas as well. I'm sure BP would enjoy total media manipulation, but I can't see that happening at this time.

The U.S. can mandate or possibly commandeer specific groups with proper equipment to work on this cleanup...but do we have the equipment at hand? The past department heads who allowed all the citations against BP to go unanswered, need to be held accountable as well.

Pres. Obama has suggested that these affected states now call up the National Guard to work on this disaster....that is all well and good...but where do they get the proper equipment to perform their duties?

The technology has to be developed, first and foremost, before these companies are allowed to BLOW SMOKE UP OUR ASSES, and submit papers filled with lies and bullshit in order to get operating permits. SEVEN oil companies have submitted plans to protect the WALRUS'S in the Gulf of Mexico, while also promising to be able to clean up any and all spills. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO WALRUS'S IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. What fucking idiots.

We need to question: why did it take someone so long to read all that was printed in these permit applications? I am also sure this is not the only industry submitting grossly exaggerated applications to our government....one has to know that in politics - there are many oversights made, just as any privately run business.

Now is not the time to lay blame for lack of cleanup on our government. Now is the time to find any and all assets available to assist in the massive disaster, and once completed....go after the assholes responsible. (I would suggest freezing BP's assets, so no huge bonuses are paid and money siphoned away from helping those affected by this spill).

So John Boehner.....you can kiss my fat ass, and hopefully pull your head of your ass, and get with the program. If ever there was a bipartisan issue to deal with...this would be it!



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Monday, June 14, 2010

THE PREZ WILL SPEAK TUESDAY..........

Pres. Obama is making his FOURTH trip to the state of Louisiana and oil spill affected areas today, and will speak to the nation on Tuesday night. I want to hear an angry man!!!! I want to hear from a man who is "putting his foot down" and demanding, to the point of monetary penalties...that BP set up accounts with enough funding for clean-up and restitution for those whose livelihoods have been wiped away.



I'm sick of listening to the whining of BP's CEO Tony Hayward...consistently passing the buck and lessening the impact of this ecological disaster. In plain speak....his LYING!!! I found a list of sociopathic tendencies described on another site and this is Mr. Hayward to a T!

* Persistent lying or stealing – Only 5,000 gallons, the Top Kill is working, oil won’t harm the clean up workers, there aren’t any plumes, etc.

* Apparent lack of remorse or empathy for others – “I’d like my life back.”

* Cruelty to animals – You don’t have to go very far to find images of animals dead on the beaches, or covered in oil or tar.

* Poor behavioral controls — expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper

* A history of childhood conduct disorder – don’t know anything about his childhood

* Recurring difficulties with the law – 700+ violations for BP over the last few years.

* Tendency to violate the boundaries and rights of others – getting workers to sign non-disclosure, non-litigation waivers.

* Substance abuse – ???

* Aggressive, often violent behavior; prone to getting involved in fights – ???

* Inability to tolerate boredom – ???

* Disregard for safety – BP has abysmal safety record under his leadership.


C'mon the man blamed "food poisoning" for several residents illnesses from the smell and contaminants from this spill. then the fucking moron has the balls to declare on television that he "wants his life back." Boofuckinghoo!

Folks, if all the BP stations go dark and the company enters bankruptcy, I have no qualms. But before that happens - all those in the upper echelons need to be forced to chip in all those multi-million dollar bonuses as well. The effects of this ginormous spill will be felt for decades to come - and there is no excuse. The company wanted corners cut all for the sake of the almighty dollar (or euro or whatever).

I will be eagerly awaiting to see an angry man speak to America tomorrow - I only hope he meets my expectations.


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I truly hope that Betty White enjoys this year and all her notoriety, considering the demise of her past co-stars. Estelle Getty passed in 2008, Bea Arthur passed in 2009, Rue McClanahan passed in 2010.....2011 could be an off year....just saying. In the words of the almighty Highlander...........




That's all for now, I have to go and enter the readings from my robotic heart attachment into the MACHINE. Life is really sucky, but I will get used to the routine I'm sure. Have a great day, catch y'all.........LATER...............

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

CATURDAY......RETURN TO THE BLOGOSPHERE...HOPEFULLY!!!

Easy solution, but seriously gross idea!!!



Where's the damn duct tape when you need it???????


In a hurry to meet up with Mighty Mouse!! (Remember him?)


Tail side down...maybe??!!!

Oh wise and wonderful pussy - you save me again!!!!


For shits and giggles...a friend of mine posted this local picture on FB - and it is truly adorable. Go Shadyside Tigers!


I am seriously going to try to get back to blogging now. There have been and ARE so many things for me to get on the old soapbox about.....and the venting should be cathartic. After these past seven months of in and out of the hospitals....I need to blow off a wee tad.

Enjoy the weekend, and hope to catch you in the blogosphere. Later.............




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