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Sunday, November 30, 2008

I know, you all thought SHE was gone.....

but apparently we just cannot get her to stay in Mooseland. For whatever reason the Conservative Republican must think that Gov. Palin can rescue the day for Saxby Chambliss, in his run-off election against Jim Martin.

You need to read this article from one of the Alaska papers...even they are wondering what's up with this dame! I am not a fan of Saxby Chambliss, and find it reprehensible as to the false claims he has made against his opponent. Such as Martin being "soft on crime" - which is ridiculous - this man saw his own daughter kidnapped (luckily returned safely), and being soft on crime is not within his makeup.

Chambliss ran an even more vile campaign against Max Clelland in 2002 - claiming he was "soft on terrorism." A man who suffered the loss of 3 limbs (albeit by his own grenade), and fought for his country - did not deserve such diatribes against him. But....Chambliss seems to appeal to the majority in Georgia (but not DCup and other Georgians I know.) Although McCain carried Georgia - I understand there has been some avid campaigning by the Democrats for Martin.

If the brain-dead, lipstick appealing crowd believe the words of Sarah Palin - you deserve what you get. In reading the article mentioned above, the writer states "I wonder if she knows the true measure of the man she is eagerly helping." Well, duh!?!?! Need I remind the writer of the reprehensible campaign she ran against Obama, the lies and distortions? Enough said!

If I were in Georgia - I would cast a vote against this asshole idiot! Actually anyone Palin would campaign for would probably be on the same level.

OK - I've vented - back to football.


Query me this.....

the Bush Countdown Clock (to leaving office) and the Obama Clock (to Inauguration) have an hour's difference........will we be without a President for one entire hour????? Having no life at all, I just noticed this differential.

My guess, is one was calculated without taking into consideration the change from Daylight Savings Time....but I know I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack - so if anyone has an answer for me ..............just leave me a message.

Thank you ever so much. Little things like this have a tendency to push me over the edge - not a healthy place to be, trust me.


I caught this meme on another site and thought of thoughts - it appeared on Happy From Iowa (Mnmom - a twin like me!) !! So I refuse to be left out of this loop - and you are stuck with mine also.

Copy and paste. Pick a color for the things that you have done. Mine are in red letters.I HAVE...
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

One reason I liked this meme...is after completing the damn thing, and going back over everything...it appears my life has been fuller than I thought. Very interesting. Basically, a shits and giggles thing to do!!!

Have a great Sunday!! Later................

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just something before retiring....

for the evening. Making my rounds of the blogs...Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein passed on the Meaningless Meme. Having nothing better to do at the moment - at least something I can do sitting down...I will just get this out of the way.

1. Five names you go by:
a) Mom
b) Nina
c) Granny
d) Marie
e) Miz Hippy

2. Three things that you are wearing right now:
a) PJ pants
b) VS PJ top
c) black socks

3.) Two things you want very badly at the moment:
a) To be pain-free
b) And a petite size 10 - so not happening!

4.) Three people who will probably fill this out:
a) Samurai Frog (in his good old time :)
b) Slyght (only in my wildest dreams)

5.) Two things you did last night:
a) made cinnamon rolls for thegrandson
b) watched CSI: Miami marathon on A&E

6.) Two things you ate today:
a) scrambled eggs
b) Oreo cookies

7.) Two people you last talked to on the phone:
a) Claudia
b) son-in-law Pete
***just a note: I am a phone nazi - hate the contraption!

8.) Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
a) Work on more Christmas decorating
b) Watch the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the NE Patriots

9.) Two longest car rides:
a) Parkersburg, WV to St. Petersburg, FL
b) Parkersburg, WV to Topeka, KS

10.) Two of your favorite beverages:
a) Black coffee
b) Diet Dr. Pepper

Now wasn't that a delightful and overly insightful look at my droll life??? Check out Monkey Muck - his answers are so much better than mine - he writes better too! Enough for now - heading for the bedroom to channel surf for awhile!! Have a good one all. Later.............

Man --- this gets harder and harder every year.....

and I would be talking about Christmas decorating. With the pain in my back, I can't stand long, and definitely can't lift and tote like I used to. Screw this...decorating for the Holidays is one of the few enjoyments I get out of life!

I made it as far as getting the tree completed. I have one less string of lights on, as thedaughter didn't want to help me peruse the other boxes to find more lights...and I know I have probably 8 new boxes in the basement. Oh well, looks good anyway.

Thegrandson has been bugging me to put his train around the tree this year and I acquiesced. I told him once we start putting the presents under the tree, the train will NOT be running. I wanted to get a "skinny" tree this year, but didn't like the pricing, so being the ingenious person that I am...I bent the arms of the branches where they go into the hanging slots, and now the tree is not as full, which works well. The room is small, and I hate having the tree overpower the room.

I shook off the dust bunnies from my old "step ladder" and thegrandson decided he like his 3 tiny bears placed on the rungs. Oh well, he likes to help and feels better afterwards - that can only be a good thing. I have had this ladder for at least 15 years, and I actually forget what I used to place on the damn thing. I have brought up the pine and ornaments for decorating the top of the entertainment unit, but I honestly don't have the energy to finish it tonight. This may be a rough decorating season at this rate. Usually I am much more organized, but this year, first box found - I deal with it. Considering I never fulfilled my own promise, to REORGANIZE all this stuff prior to this holiday, I have to bear my own consequences.

Thedaughter has dinner ready, so I will post pics of any progress I might make...key word being "might!" Taking drugs for pain now.

Later all..........

Friday, November 28, 2008

I have never marched to the same drum as others. That's a fact. I raised my kids to be who they are and do as they feel - as long as no one would get hurt. So to say they are individualists, would be an appropriate statement.

As for BLACK FRIDAY shopping - NEVER...NEVER...NEVER!! I can't imagine a bargain great enough for me to physically suffer in the cold and possibly snowy weather for hours on end, waiting for doors to open at a store. Would I go to a Pittsburgh Steeler game when it is 10* and your tits could fall off any minute from the wind? Of course I would, and I did several times. But then again, as I get older - even thinking about being in the cold weather sends chills down my spine. that is because of my nasty arthritis I'm sure.

Now I am reading about a WalMart employee who was trampled to death this morning in Long Island, New York. Tell me what makes any sense of a situation like this. I worked retail many years, and have dealt with the rude, and ignorant and definitely insane. Me, as a consumer, thrust into a fray such as this would definitely show my insane side. So, I am saving the shopping community by staying at home - and avoiding all that chaos. I guess you could say I am contributing to sanity in the world!! Whoopee for me!

As far as sales go, logically, the economy has tanked...large retailers are filing bankruptcy, and some are just closing their doors, therefore, I believe incredible sales will be available up until the very last minute for Christmas shopping. So there, that is my theory. When theson gets home from Egypt, maybe we will take our annual trip to South Hills in Pittsburgh, for a day of shopping. A lot of this depends on my back, shoulder and neck pain. Fuck this getting old...it's for the birds.

I have accomplished some tasks before the actual Holiday decorating begins. Rearranging some furniture, cleaning baseboards, even tackling some of those killer dust bunnies that hide in the most obscure places...grrrrr. Thedaughter finds more reasons to do everything - LATER. I am the type of person that when I want something done, I want it done NOW! Thus, I end up doing it myself and managing to hurt some part of my body - that would be the IRISH in me.


Taj Mahal Palace Hotel & The Oberoi Hotel

The terrorists acts in Mumbai, India are appalling. I have watched this unfold on CNN over the past 3 days now - and cannot fathom, how there is still one gunman holed up in the Taj Mahal Hotel. I don't believe anyone has stated whether this hostile has hostages or not, but honestly, some commando forces should be able to figure out how to end this person's siege.

There have been over 160 deaths and a multitude of injuries - and so far, there are allusions to Pakistan as being responsible, but there are denials coming from the ministry in Pakistan.

As far as who is to blame for this tragedy, the "powers that be" do not believe that this new group is actually the perpetrators - they believe it is a much larger group - intimating to me they might think it is an Al Queda sponsored group. We will have to wait to see what comes of all of this. Too many have died so far - and for what purpose? Hate - plain and simple.

Someday, I would like to see Mumbai - I find the ancient history appealing. I was definitely impressed with Cairo, Egypt...I can imagine how fascinated I would be in Mumbai.

OK - back to cleaning and/or decorating. Have a great day! Later.............

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Traditions...times past!

Growing up, Thanksgiving was, of course, a family event. The one thing about the family I speak of, is that everyone was OLD!! My parents adopted us when they were in their late 40's, and all their relatives (cousins) were elderly, single and smelled like sachet. Envision, little old ladies, dressed in black, orthopedic shoes and the handkerchief stuffed up their sleeves. They were not happy to be around small children at all, and our place was to be "out of sight" for most of the day. No problem there, we enjoyed Macy's Christmas Parade on TV, while they all bickered in the kitchen, as to how and what to do to the BIRD! I vaguely remember, each old lady taking turns with a match to singe the hairs off the turkey, each thinking the other had not done a good enough job. My mother didn't cook - she was doing good to boil a pan of water for her instant coffee, so she stood by and let the others prepare the feast.

True to tradition, there was a "kid's table", so the adults would not have to deal with our lovely selves. No problem there, we weren't overly enthused by them either.
After the feast was completed, and the dishes washed (we had a dishwasher - which no one knew how to use), the elderly, bloated cousins had gone home...we all gathered in the den, to watch Mom and Dad address all their Christmas cards. I don't remember anyone being excited about watching football then...if there was such a thing in the late 50's! This tradition lasted till I left home at 18, and I'm sure probably a few years after that too.

After I moved out, I never had a Thanksgiving dinner with them again. I celebrated with my friends and had a truly wonderful time. Thanksgiving 1974 was my first attempt at the feast, all by myself. My future husband and I were living together (oh the shock!), and that is when I discovered that you could READ my turkey when it was done baking. Aha! You have to remove this packet of "gizzards" - why didn't someone tell me that. Oh well, it was still divine.

From that time on, we celebrated the holiday with my husband's parents and his family. Usually, this event took place at his parents - and we would stay overnight the night before, so I could help my MIL with everything in the morning. **I have to note, I had the BEST mother-in-law in the entire world. My kids were her favorites - out of 11 grandchildren at the time.

My husband was one of four boys - and total grandchildren now would be 14. My MIL passed away in 1985, and the tradition stopped there. From that point on, I fixed the meal at my house, and whoever came was fine, but usually, it was just my husband and our two kids (he had 2 sons from a prior marriage).

As I stated, even if no one comes around, I still fix the entire meal - as we love leftovers, and there is plenty to give to my fellow single neighbors. I spoke with my oldest daughter this morning, and explained to her, it is not in me to just wake up like any other morning and NOT prepare this meal. It would drive me over the edge I believe. I have to perpetuate MY TRADITION. They may call this OCD I'm afraid.

So, I have successfully completed my Thanksgiving tradition for 2008 and am satisfied. I spoke with theson in Egypt via Skype - and all is well.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all !!

Let the Christmas holiday season begin....argh!!! I can put my tree up now and start the decorating - woohoo!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here's your INVITATION for Thanksgiving Dinner....

I have just about everything prepared except for the turkey bird, which is doing the backstroke in the bathtub at the moment. I'm sure I can feed at least 10-12 people, so hurry and pack your bags and get here.

I LOVE to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, and the downside here is: I have NO family coming here to enjoy the feast. Thedaughter is working 3-11 tomorrow and will try to grab a plate before leaving...so thegrandson and I will be here by ourselves, to overindulge, and watch football. I wish you could all drop by, but know you have other plans by now. So as my hips keep expanding - it will be YOUR fault.

I could expound here on all the early Turkey roasting experiences...such as being able to read the bird when it was cooked...accidently cooking it upside down (the best by the way)...and on and on. But that was all fun now, as I look back.

Actually, we love the leftovers, and I can't remember a Thanksgiving that I haven't prepared a wonderful feast. A couple of years ago, theson was in India for the holiday and tried to explain to the chef there, how to prepare stuffing, the end result was something like "stuffing soup", but he enjoyed it anyway. **I'm glad he is no longer in India, with all that is going on in Mumbai at the moment.
These are pics of that Thanksgiving feast he enjoyed in Rahjamundry, India. Stuffing soup on the left beside the "turkey" and the plated finale.

Theson will be coming home for Christmas, so that makes me happy...even though he will probably be spending more time with his "buds" in Columbus. That's OK, at least he will be much closer to home.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and if travelling, be safe!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas comes early....

I find Ann Coulter to be one of the most obnoxious people, ever to exist! I just read on Huffington Post - she has broken her jaw....and now has her jaw wired shut!!! Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has brought an early present!

I still have to wonder about her gender - that adam's apple scares me.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Gov. Cecil Underwood passes away....

Nov. 5, 1922 - Nov. 24, 2008

I may not have agreed entirely with the Republican party during Gov. Underwood's terms, but as a gentleman, I thought he was one of the most affable Governor's of West Virginia.

Underwood's first term as the state's Chief Executive was 1957-61, and at that point I was not even knowledgeable of most political issues. But, my father, whose grandfather was the 6th Governor of West Virginia, had many close friends in the political arena and some had visited our home on occassion. I remember Gov. Underwood and his lovely wife Hovah, visiting shortly after his first election. Being a young girl, I thought he was extremely handsome (hell with politics), and he maintained his good looks throughtout his second term as Governor in '97-'01.

The Governor and his wife organized a luncheon for families of former Governors, in the summer of 1999. My twin sister and I travelled to Charleston, and met up with my brother (I use the term loosely) and his family, to enjoy a lovely day in the garden at the mansion.

I had the opportunity to speak with Hovah again, and mentioned that I vivdly remembered her visit to our home some 40 years prior, and she spoke highly of my dad - what a wonderful feeling. Hovah was a diminutive woman, but so charming, I was quite sad when she passed in 2004.

As for the Governor's political career, I was basically impressed that he started at a relatively young age in his pursuit of representing the people. He ran successfully for the House of Delegates in Tyler County at the age of 22, and after six terms, gained his seat as the 25th Governor of West Virginia. Being the youngest Governor to represent WV, also gained him a stint as the first guest on the old TV show "To Tell the Truth." There's some trivia for you.

Again, in 1997, he gained notoriety as the "oldest" West Virginia governor, and the hits just keep on coming.

As I started earlier, I honestly liked Underwood as a person - no political reason whatsoever. He will be missed.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm in Puppy Heaven!!!

I'm not sure if I have said it before, but it doesn't take a whole helluva lot to make me happy....but tonight - break out the wine and settle back...JACK BAUER IS BACK!!

I am literally a "24" junkie. And that is a "very much thanks" to my Boston family. It was the season opener for Season 2 I believe, because it was on 2 nights in a row, and I immediately became addicted. I have not missed an episode since, and actually had withdrawal symptoms when it was decided to put off airing last year (due to writer's strike). Argh...my Monday nights were definitely NOT fun.

And now we have the two hour premier, and so far - I am hooked all over again. I have never been able to wrap myself around half hour sitcoms - seems like a waste of my time for an 18 minute plot! Give me drama, suspense and "24"!!!! Anyone who knows me, also realizes; 1) you don't telephone me while "24" is on TV, 2) don't even think of opening a discussion during this time either.

So, I'm kicking back and getting into the show. Later............

Saturday, November 22, 2008

When is ENOUGH --- ENOUGH???

Considering the view behind Gov. Palin in her speech the other day (turkey slaughter, if you need a reminder) - I wonder if the turkeys shown here are the ones which were sacrificed at that time???

This congratulatory video is rather nauseating to me...and I want everyone to know, I cannot despise this woman on a personal level, as we have never interacted or crossed paths of which I am aware. The reason I am fed up, is because of the vile tactics she implemented in her failed campaign. The lies and distortions were unbelievable - and when confronted, she still carried on that same tactic. Also, because she is NOT politically educated enough to fit into the world picture yet.

I am definitely not clueless, and have had many discussions with those who thought (and still do) the sun rose and set with Sarah. Even when faced with the lies & distortions, these people just toss the thought away as ridiculous.

All I want is more and more of these people to do in-depth research when accusations are made to prove whether the assertions are fact, fiction or fabrication.

Her 15 minutes have more than passed, and the GOP will never select her in 2012 (if they did - no worries), as there are many more politically educated choices for the GOP. So enjoy and let me know what you think.

Can you spell S*T*U*P*I*D????????? Whew...

P. T. Barnum once said "there is a sucker born every minute," and I have to wonder what his statisitics were for the STUPID!!

We are not talking rocket science, when it comes to very large animals, with very large teeth and claws, kept in very secure cages, and the security provided for the people to view these creatures. So here, we have a 20 year old China man, who says that the Panda bear looked so cuddly, he just wanted a hug!?!?! It appears the STUPID young man will survive his injuries, but I have to wonder what his next ridiculous act will be. Surely, this has not taught him any kind of a lesson with his absurd attitude. Oh hell, maybe it has and I am not giving him any credit.

I just get all weird when I read about such senseless, stupid acts. What kind of parenting did this individual have, has he read any biology books, or did he just hear of this new breed of "gentle bear - we will call a Panda"? Give me a break! My patience level for stupid acts is extremely low - can ya tell?


I got up early this morning, dressed and of course make-up on, and I was going to get all the grocery shopping and my dollar store (paper) purchases made before anyone else got up. Well formulated plan - shot to hell. Thegrandson got up and wanted to go with me - why, he would want to go out in 27* weather escapes me, but I caved.

He is really no problem at all, he is in charge of the buggy and marking off the items on my list - which he does well. He has a few problems with rushing the buggy around corners and sometimes knocking someone down - but such is life. Having found this picture, gives me a good laugh - as I LOVE my Crocs. I have summer Crocs and I have lined winter Crocs. I wear them all the time - and I know some people thing they look awful - NOT ME!! Hey, I still love bell bottom jeans, what can I say. Fashionista I'm not! Dress for comfort - you betcha! They work well in grocery stores just fine...so I ignore any looks or sneers.

Our final destination was Movie Gallery, and I was going to let thegrandson get a movie and a Playstation game. He lucked out and found what he wanted...and back home we came. Bless his heart, he lugged the 12 packs of pop in the house, even the huge bag of dog food - and I didn't even ask. This does scare me a wee tad.

I made some chicken salad, which we will feast on for a couple of days - great weekend food. I think thegrandson and I will make some blueberry muffins in a little while - he loves them and we really don't have anything else to do. His mom is at work and we can do any crazy thing we want - my rules!! Ohio State just kicked Michigan's ass (expected) and WVU trounced their opponent - that all makes for a good mood also.

Have a good weekend. Stay warm and healthy. Later......

Friday, November 21, 2008

Great little ditty.....some humor too!

DivaJood had this clip on her site and I just loved it. The visual is comical, if you have a vivid imagination. Visions of my hippy days run through my mind - when going naked wasn't a problem. Today, if one were to see me naked - they would immediately go blind....or worse!!! (**all my mirrors stay covered in this house!)

I'm really ready to get into decorating for Christmas - which is the biggest thing for me. I've said before, I love the decorations more than buying/receiving presents. But I've never forgotten my kids, grandkids, friends...wouldn't be fair to make them all sacrifice the expense and just ENJOY!!! Someday.

So I bought my dog Angel her first Christmas apparel today. Thegrandson thought those candy cane ears were for him, but he finally gave in that they looked better on the puppy. I think I have said before, that someone "dumped" this dog in our neighborhood about 5 years ago, and she is the BEST dog ever. She never barks (occassionally when making her nightly turnout in the backyard), she protects the grandson, refuses to eat the cat (but we are working on that), and KNOWS when I want to take her picture and moves as far away from me as possible.

I shave her hair in the summer and spring months, as I could make rugs with all the shedding she leaves everywhere. She appears to be a mix of collie and chow...but still wonderful...oh, and I never have to have her on a leash, she stays right by our side, without ever being trained. Good puppy.

Then we have the basketball shaped, psychotic CAT:

Isis lacks personality and after just a couple of nice pets - she will take your arm off. Must have been bad breeding - as I have always had cats and enjoyed them getting on my lap, shoulder whatever...not this furball!! My bed is HERS, and I almost have to beg to get into bed at night. She basks in the sunshine as it moves from one spot to another during the day, and heaven forbid you may need to walk in that spot - she starts her growling. She is 11 years old and with my luck she will taunt me for another 10 at least. I have fun teasing her at times to - have to get my paybacks....mwahahaha!

I just read that GM is putting 2 of its 5 corporate jets out of service, because they are not used enough - well, I'll be damned, wonder who will buy them or has enough $$ to buy them?!?! But, I honestly do not find this step enough.....because the 3 top execs are still going to continue to use their private luxurious jets for business and personal travel. I honestly do not think that will satisfy the legislators - at least I certainly hope it doesn't. Shareholders should be blowing a gasket! Their shares have dropped to abysmal lows, and they would tolerate these execs still abusing corporate money. One premise they have used is that these jets are for their safety - excuse me, his lily white ass is more special than mine, and I have to trudge through airport lines, tote my luggage and squeeze into a sardine can of a seat???? BTW - are there people seeking to cause harm to these execs - well, that might have been easier to answer BEFORE all this greed and excess came to light. I say, suck it up, fly commercial, and I will be OK with you using First Class because you don't want to sit next to smelly me - but GIVE UP THE JETS AND EXPENSE.
Trivia time: Who used this slogan in their Presidential run in 2004?
Stronger at Home...Respected in the World
Of course, George W. Bush - moron of sorts!! Must have pulled that one out of his ass, considering he must be brain damaged or as we say in this house....drain bamaged! (There daughter2)!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

She does not have a clue...nary a one!

I really didn't think this woman could do another insane thing to set me off...I was WRONG!! To listen to her drone on and on with her pageant speeches (very bad grammar), and while you watch this video...she has NO clue that turkeys are being slaughtered behind her. Oblivious. Arghhhh........it's not a squeamish type video, but we are aware of what is happening in the background.

At least I was able to watch the Steelers win against the Bengals tonight. Since we have an independent cable owner (not affiliated with Comcast), we were able to get a channel other than the NFL Network. What a joke that is...most large cable companies will only offer the NFL Network in a bundled sports package that is garbage. Just another thing that sets me off.

Oh well, bedtime, I'm outta here! Enjoy.

{{{HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joe Biden}}}

How sweet - amid all the colossal decisions Barack Obama has facing him at the moment, yesterday he took time out to present Vice-President Elect Joe Biden with cupcakes, candles and gifts. Biden's 66th birthday is actually today - but I'm sure there may have been a surprise element to yesterday's celebration. There were twelve candles, and if it is anything like my house, that was probably all they could find. Rather than put a huge pillar candle in the middle, good choice Obama staff.

I would presume that the three big automakers spokesmen, all flew home yesterday, in their mega-million dollar private jets, whilst their tails were between their legs. I do not pretend to be an economist by any means, but considering the automakers have already been given $25 billion, I feel that they should do what the average Joe has to do - file bankruptcy. When these gentlemen were asked if they would raise their hands and agree to sell off these jets and fly commercial - no hands were raised. The gentleman from GM, I believe, does not even live in Detroit and uses the company jet to fly back and forth to his Seattle, Washington home several times a week - now there's some fiscal responsibility.

This is just my view, but it is not like we are at the brink of the precipice and without cars to purchase (if the banks would lend). Look around, car lots are full - I repeat FULL! Used cars have held their resale value for the past 4 years, and with the cost of new autos rising exorbitantly, people have been making genuinely good deals by purchasing used cars. I'm sorry for the impact this may have on the employees...but I am talking reorganizing. These employees will be able to draw unemployment benefits for 26 weeks - during this time, the needed re-tooling can be initiated in these plants to begin producing fuel efficient cars for the future. The CEO's can cut their pays by 50% (and I am being generous), to show America and the employees that an honest effort is being made to become competitive again.

The GM CEO speaking yesterday, stated that their profit margin from the Russian plants was great, and refused to state that any of those dollars could be brought back here and applied to the financial problems in the U.S.

In my mind...if these companies should file bankruptcy and have to reorganize and then cannot compete - too bad. It is not like there wouldn't be someone at some time come in and start up a new auto giant for the future. I hope we have seen the end of these gas guzzlers being produced for only the fat-cats who can afford them, or should I say who ONCE cold afford them.

The day of the "auto giant" monopoly, and the word "blue chip" have gone by the wayside. Nothing is forever it would appear and changes have to made as we march into the future.

Like I said, I am not an economist - but just a lame opinion to put out there.

***Here in the Ohio Valley, we were once the hub of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, which no longer exists, having been bought out by a Russian company. Coal mines were a major employer, again, they no longer exist as they once did. Jobs are hard to come by here, even to find a minimum wage job in the retail sector is very hard. But when the Steel mills were asking Washington for help - to keep the companies afloat - nada, nothing, nil! NAFTA became the rule of the day and American construction started using Chinese steel (below specs much of the time.) This is a sad commentary on our country and its priorities. We all need help Washington - you have fucked things up long enough. Maybe (and I say this with sincere hope), things may be put back in some sort of order, to help us move on and prosper, in the next 8 years.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This woman is STILL at it...totally delusional!

I caught the rerun of Michelle Bachmann on Hannity & Colmes in my non-sleeping mode early this morning. We all remember her infamous statement to Chris Matthews, saying Obama was anti-American and the media needed to do a complete expose' on Congress, to ferret out those anti-Americans!

Catch her reply to Alan Colmes...now, her narrative, which almost cost her the seat she has in the House, is an URBAN LEGEND. She says she never "said that." Is she so vacuum brained to not realize her mug and statements are saved for posterity on celluloid (or is it digital now?)

That's it for now...I'm having some kind of allergic reaction to the cortisone, my face is beet red (rather funny), but as long as nothing grows or falls off, I will continue the meds till completed. I feel a little better, but am not going to hang long here. later........

This was so funny............the "Magic Wall"

Laughed my ass off - of course it doesn't take much to hit my humor nerve!

PROP 8 is NOT going away!!!!!!!!

I used to enjoy the old Chuck Norris movies and TV show, but then when he became such a strong Huckabee supporter, I changed my views a little. I found his ranting so sanctimonious and pious - I decided I much preferred him to stick to martial arts and films.

He has an article on townhall.com, "If Democracy Doesn't Work, Try Anarchy." I found most of his arguments quite lame, to say the least. For one thing, anarchy is defined as a state of lawlessness and disorder, usually resulting from a government failure. (Essentially how our great country was founded). At the end of this article he states:

"Their Prop 8 votes weren't intended to deprive any group of its rights, they were safeguarding their honest convictions regarding the boundaries of marriage."
To say that Prop 8 represents 5,000 years of human history - argh!!! Let's reflect a wee bit on what we know of some of this history...at one time, men bartered for wives, men were allowed to demean and kill their wives for misbehaving - essentially men held women to slavery! Women were subservient, and could not even vote till 1920 here in the United States.

Although this Proposition was passed by the voters - it blatantly violates the Constitutional rights of the gay minority. The California Supreme Court already decided in favor of gay marriage and Prop 8 was designed to overturn the court's decision, plain and simple.

After watching D. L. Hugely last weekend, and he was interviewing Dan Savage, even Hugely stated that the wording of this proposition on the ballot was misleading. Savage, soothed Hugely's fears of a religious backlash, as he appropriately informed him that the desires of the gay community was NOT to essentially have marriages performed in churches, civil ceremonies were fine - but that the gay's wanted the same rights of marriage as heterosexual couples enjoy. They want property rights and the transfer of same upon death or illness, shared medical benefits, etc.

I can't understand what these homophobic people are so afraid of - gay people do not threaten YOUR lifestyle, they do not try to indoctrinate your children "to be gay", and they are working, productive individuals, like themselves.

Even Webster's Dictionary defines marriage in two parts: one, as a union of a man and a woman, and second, as a same sex joining. C'mon idiots, move into the 21st century. The Constitution of the United States should not be arbitrarily altered for the egregious benefits of the churches with the most money. I certainly hope the IRS is taking note of all these donations and political backings - and the churches will lose their tax-exempt status.

I SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE! (with all the benefits as hetero.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes....

This young girl, a sophomore in high school, quite eloquently states here what election night was like at the Wasilla Sports Complex (Palin's white elephant). Sometimes it amazes me how jaded people become, once they lose that youthful innocence. I'm proud of this young lady.

Thanks for all the good wishes...hopefully I can spend more time here tomorrow.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I have been away from computer - not due to disinterest....but due to PAIN!!! I went to ER last Thursday, after X-rays, the simple diagnosis was a pinched nerve which was exacerbated by the tremendous arthritis, in my neck. So they gave me a shot of DILAUDID (never again!!) and cortisone. Needless to say - it did not help at all, other make me violently ill from the dilaudid. This is brief, as I am still in pain - got a Medrol pak today from the doctor, and if no better in a week - easy for them to let me cry in pain for another week - then an MRI, and we go from there. Enough - this hurts. Later.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I just had to post this - H/T to Nan

I found this tune so great - and I thought theson would get a kick out of it. Now I'm humming and can't stop. Thanks Nan.

You either love her or hate her but....

after a long absence (due to ill health) Helen Thomas is back in the drivers seat. Over a span of eight presidencies, this woman has held court for the daily briefings. She would often ask the questions some less weathered reporters would be afraid to even broach.

I have always liked her tenacity and forward approach in confronting the highest office holder in our country. She appears to have suffered recently with the weight loss and unsteadiness, but I am sure her questions will still be spot on!

I haven't blogged as much yesterday and today, as besides having a damn stomach flu or something, the pain in my neck and shoulder is KILLING me! I feel much better just sitting around and whining - not that anyone cares....wah!!!

So with that - I leave you this (just for the moment!)

**I got this in an e-mail from thedaughter2 this morning...it just felt so right!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Joe Scarborough says FUCK on MSNBC!!! Wow!!

I saw this earlier today, and was totally amazed at how oblivious Joe was, after saying the F*** bomb! You can see everyone else "got it" - and then Joe blames it on Ambien???? And is constantly saying, after confronted, "If" I said that - multiple times.

Makes for an eye opening moment.

Now I feel really old, old, old....

My oldest grandson turns 18 years old - today!! This picture was taken last year on his 17th, but trust me - he hasn't shrunk any (but I may have). He towers over me, is one helluva athlete, he just had a super football season as quarterback, and I always thought he could be drafted by the pros in baseball. There is a family party tonight for him, but I can't make it. **A stomach flu is going around and guess who fell victim? ME!!! I thought the fragile, tiny grandson would get it first, as 150 kids and 13 teachers were out sick with this plague last week. Anyway, the bathroom has been my new best friend today!!

I have mentioned that we use Skype to communicate with theson in Egypt. He sets one of his laptops up, and whenever I call in, I get a visual of his surroundings. Now, sometimes he is not there, and I will leave the camera on and just SPY!! As if there is anything to see in an empty hotel room. I called through a couple of times yesterday and he wasn't there, and on the third try, I just left the camera on and sound up - so I could hear when he got in.
It was around 11 pm Egypt time (4 pm EST), and I heard his door shut and started watching him, without announcing that I was online. It was funny, I guess he had a little to drink (hmmm), and he was trying to put something into a mini-fridge and the door wouldn't shut, but he kept shoving. Whatever was blocking the door - he just lifted and shut the fridge door quickly with a giggle. After that bit of excitement, he turns and heads back toward the laptop (on a desk I presume), but goes out of visual. And now that he is out of view - he says "I see you!" Now, I start guffawing loudly - and he appears for a nice chat. Of course thegrandson bellows "NINA WAS SPYING ON YOU!" Nothing is a secret around the little guy.

I am glad he is out of the apartment he had in Cairo (with all the memories) and can get a refreshing new outlook, in this new city of Nubaria. I still have to look that one up, I know it is one and a half hours from Alexandria, and that's all.

We have gone from 70 degree temps last week to 35 degrees now - and I am not liking this. My arthritis kicks in, and I am always chilled, therefore the gas company gets richer.

So on that note - son, if you run out of condoms...remember...this could happen to you!!


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Some people do not.......

deserve to walk the face of the earth!! Out of curiosity, I started researching when, possibly was the funeral service for Madelyn Dunham, grandmother of President-Elect Obama. Since it has almost been a week since her passing, and all the tumultuosness (is that a word?) that the Obama's have been going through since election night - I assumed (bad habit) the funeral would be in the near future.

From what I gather, at some point in time an announcement was made, that the funeral would be at the convenience of the family, possibly a memorial service in December. Understand, it's not like I was planning on attending, I just figured that Obama's plate is rather full at the moment, and like I said CURIOSITY got the better of me.

Some other tidbit I ran across in regards to the possible funeral was this:

I'm sure everyone has read about this FRED PHELPS in the past and his ugly band of crusaders. They are the ones hoisting hateful, mean signs at the funerals of our military, killed in action. This group is nothing more than a deranged cult. I have seen interviews with various members on News interviews...and needless to say - I'm not impressed, just totally angered.

I have never been able to understand the susceptible brain, that allows these "followers" to obey every word and command of their so-called leaders. I cite the Davidians, the group (900+ people) in Jonestown, and let's not forget the suicidal group waiting for their alien ship on the far side of Haley's comet. Some of these people have to realize their groups are very small and select, and never question why there are no other groups in the world that share the same ideology. Oh, I forgot...they are the "chosen" ones!

Now, my ultimate scenario, should this moronic group of idiots choose to "protest" at Barack Obama's grandmother's funeral..............that the Secret Service arrests each and every one of them and charge them with an offense against the future President of the United States. Let them spend their last dime on litigation. Mwahahaha - evil woman that I am. My understanding of the law is that even though he has not been sworn into that office as yet, he carries the same privileges as if he were in office, i.e., threats, etc.

Now tell me, doesn't Fred Phelps remind you of the Old Preacher man on Poltergeist? Creepy fart!

These are just some of the ignorant sign these buffoons proudly display at funerals. If they believe in a righteous God - I should think they'd be afraid of an errant bolt of lightning.

OK then, my Steeler's lost and I am not happy - zapped by a Manning...arghhhh!! this is too much to bear right now. Later!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I'm just totally amazed....shite happens everyday!

I guess there are still daily protests regarding the passing of Prop 8 in California. A friend posted a comment, that parents had their children on street corners with signs for the passing of this IDIOTIC bill. Imagine taking your small children, who have no idea of what this issue entails, or possibly who was running for President - waving religious banners for a cause they know nothing about. In my humble opinion - those parents should be charged with some crime.

According to some of the editorials I have read, there is a movement to ensure (or take steps) that the IRS revokes the tax-exempt status of these churches - namely the Mormon church. I said it before, I wish I was in California to voice my opinion - I remember how to protest!


Reading about the 8 year old boy in Flagstaff, Arizona, who shot his father and another man, really shocked me this morning. How terribly tragic - what could have made this boy pick up a .22 rifle - aim it at this boarder, shoot him dead and then find his father and kill him as well?

They are holding this child in a juvenile detention facility - and my mind just conjures up the image of a poor child needing to be hugged. This prosecutor is moving to have the boy charged as an adult - which will never fly (I should hope).

I am looking at my 8 year old grandson, curled up in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn and then flash back to this other child, and it shakes me to my bones. There has been no mention of the boy's mother, which means he is totally alone.

I'm working on some corporate returns, which the client has taken their good old time in getting all the information to me. The deadline is Wednesday, and I have been begging for weeks. Not my problem, any late fees will be their responsibility. I just want to get all the paperwork done. And I am going to have to make a Staple's run - because my laser ink is just about OUT!! There's another $70 I don't have - curses!
Enough garbage for today - have to get the little one off to bed. No school, of course, tomorrow, but he has been grounded and getting to bed early is part of the punishment.
Have a good Sunday all - football day for me!! Steelers play Indianapolis at 4:30 pm., and I am afraid Roethlisberger is out with a bum shoulder - c'mon Leftwich!

Friday, November 07, 2008

FREE RIDE...I don't think it is expected!!!!

Watching this clip actually made my stomach turn - along with the violent thoughts I had - something involving explosives and Faux News!

Face it, these guys are jerks - and have enjoyed their free rides as "white folk", and generally haven't a clue. I've seen it and I know how this election has , if nothing else, inspired the black population. I say "good for you." These arrogant assholes would not last long around me - I would have to open that can of Whoop Ass! Just a thought here - I believe these people are living in fear now...fear of the unexpected, fear of the uncharted territory we are now in, fear of what...an uprising.

Obama gave his first speech as President Elect (discounting his acceptance speech), and face it, the man is a realist. Now, the right wingnut conservatives are going to be jumping on every step he makes, right off the bat - oh that would be Faux again. Considering the massive mess W has left for Obama - I honestly believe he will make some drastic changes at the onset, but still maintain the promises he made. I'm a realist, and I know that nothing can happen overnight - especially with the nightmare that exists. As my father always told me "Time and patience will accomplish all things!"

Out of s ight...out of mind....!?!?

As I was trolling the blogs last night, when I reached MUDFLATS, to check on the state of Alaska and her people - I was rather surprised. Surprised that voting election irregularities was the topic. Alaska is not a priority in obtaining electoral votes and considering the state went red I assumed it was because of the Palin Factor (and they were overwhelmingly Bushites in the past). I didn't give it much thought and finally went to bed.

This morning I get to HuffPost and find another reference to these potential irregularities in this article. Go to both links and read for yourself. If you begin to crunch all these numbers in your head it can get tedious. But I went to some other sites and the general feeling is: "there's something wrong in Mudville today."

I couldn't even begin to know the who's, whys and underlying reasons for this, but considering all the fallen legislator and oil company barons - who are now serving prison terms - I'd say Alaskan voting records and processes need to be scrutinized on a federal level, and a general house cleaning may need to take place also.

I'd like to blame all this on the McCain camp taking over the Governors office in her absence, but it may very well go deeper than that office.

Just something to ponder.

***Theson is traveling today, to a new jobsite in Egypt. He had to leave his lovely apartment and is going back to "hotel living." He has shipped his big screen TV, bicycle and other things home - should be interesting to see what shape they are in upon arrival here!?!!? He will be living in Alexandria and driving (he has a driver) one and half hours each way to the new jobsite. I wish him well - although I won't be able to Skype him as often (hotel charges by the minute for WiFi - Argh!

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Apparently, there was a mass infusion of millions of dollars, from the Mormon church and other religious outlets - to put forth a massive ad campaign to take away the "rights of the gay" community in California. Their money evidently was well spent, but to what end? To say because of their "religious" beliefs, they are the appointed judges of what constitutes "marriage!"

I don't think there is a doubt in any one's mind of my liberality...but this has to end. A select group of self-righteous right-wingnuts - determining what constitutes "marriage." There are those who will use the Bible as total gospel on defining "marriage." Now, I have a very hard time with that. I am an agnostic and I have a hard time rationalizing anything that relates to a BOOK.

Without getting into all that "stuff", I feel that it is not my place to judge anyone - nor is there an inherent right of others to judge me. We should all be on equal footing here.

For the most part, none of us knows what goes on behind closed doors - and that's the way it should stay. (Unless you know someone is being physically abused or illicit drug deals being made.) I didn't care that Clinton got a BJ from Monica - that was his problem to work out with his wife. I know of many who have cheated on their spouses - again, their problem, not mine.

The general consensus of some of these anti gay groups is the influence that these relationships have on children. Well, excuse me, I wonder what the demographics are for dysfunctional marriages, involving children? Theories abound as to what can happen to children in gay relationships - none have been proven out that I am aware of. I do know "families" such as this - and the children are as "normal" as anyone else.

California seems to have more "Props" on their ballots than any other state. Seems to me no decisions can ever be made there other than by referendum. At this point in time - because this Prop 8 passed, the only recourse would be to take this to the Supreme Court. Considering the law was already tested in the California Supreme Court, allowing legal gay marriages - there should be an en masse convoy straight to the United States Supreme Court. Last I heard these people have specific civil rights - and they cannot be discriminated against.

Love is a wonderful emotion - I don't feel that it is up to anyone to condemn any relationship - be it gay or straight. Again - my job is not to judge.

I don't feel threatened by anyone gay, I actually think the love they carry is sometimes stronger than with a hetero couple. Now I have nothing to base that on - other than an observation of some long, loving relationships - of friends of mine.

My one wish is - ALL religious fanatics that are so bent out of shape about this issue - go home and take stock in what is truly important to you and your family - under your roof. The funny part is, a good many of these homophobes deal with gay people on a regular basis and will never know. We are all humans with different appetites, proclivities, occupations, color - you name it, treat each other equally and practice that "love" you espouse so loudly.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sarah Palin may not be out of the woods yet....

Mudflats has just posted this on their site - very insightful. That shopping spree may come back to kick her in the ass!

A New Era begins...

I think people, in general, are still on a sort of natural high after the results were announced last night. The realities are hitting home - this is where we stand - a moment in history that our children and grandchildren can cherish. A moment, I for one, never thought would happen in my lifetime.

Then I start reading this article, and flashes of the Selma march, the Rosa Parks story all go through my mind like an old B&W movie. Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of George C. & Lurleen Wallace, makes some eloquent statements regarding her bigoted father and how in some remote thought, he might have actually voted for Barack Obama. I am still trying to rationalize whether she really believes that her father had an epiphany or could that actually have happened.

I have to admit, after Wallace was shot and paralyzed in a failed assassination attempt - I never gave much thought to him. The memories of his hateful speeches and actions did not allow me much room to forgive him. As a daughter, I am sure she truly knew him better than most - and I do remember his tears when his wife died from cancer.

Be that as it may - CHANGE is what is coming, and I would predict that when we pull up our bootstraps and work together - it should all be good. Whoopi Goldberg said today on "The View" that she is hoping Obama followers (the young black lads) will follow his lead and "pull up" their pants, and we wouldn't have to see any one's underwear and watch that duck waddle.

So goodbye Johnny Mac....goodbye Caribou Barbie....goodbye obscene accusations....goodbye "My friends".....let's turn the page and move forward!!!

**P.S. All my Obama campaign materials, yard sign, door sign, pins and door hangers - are all being sealed and packaged for thegrandson. This piece of history is for him!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008



The 44th President of the United States of America
He drew the American people in unprecedented numbers to the polls on November 4th, 2008, and created his position firmly in the annals of history.
We can now look forward to progress and working together to unite that which may have been separated...work together to regain our standing in the world.
This man has run one of the most electrifying campaigns that I have ever seen and that gives me great pride. To see the man, who took the high road at all times and came out the winner, and made history in my lifetime, I can say thank-you.
He should know that his grandmother is smiling down on him, and will stay in his heart as he directs us all, through the changes we need to make.
And to top it off...he is rewarding his girls with a puppy to take to their new home in Washington, D.C. He's a super-Dad too.

While the votes are being cast & counted.....flashbacks here...

****I have been working for a couple of days on this blog...especially for today. My Steelers won last night - a good omen - and I have either pulled or torn a muscle in my shoulder/neck area and I'm in PAIN!!! So enjoy - Don't Forget to Vote!!!

If anyone could see the area around my computer (here on the kitchen table), there are enough pieces of paper that I could have a 30 foot tree in here!!! Since I am always watching either CNN or one of the C-Spans, or just any news show - whenever one of these candidates says something "startling" or plain STUPID, I write it down. I have also inserted some phrases and/or words that I hope to never hear again. So just a short trip down Memory Lane, of the past many months of campaigning, here are the quotes I have managed to put together:

  • "My friends!" (ad nauseum)

  • "You will know their names, and I will make them famous!" (too many puking times)

  • "We spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if it was a paternity issue or a criminal issue." (on wasteful Congressional spending)

  • "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book. (Interview with Boston Globe)

  • "Make it 100...that would be fine with me." (when asked if agreed with Bush to keep troops in Iraq for 50 years.)

  • "Do we share a common philosophy of the Republican Party? Of course." (Meet the Press, 10-27-08 re: Palin)

  • "I think she's most qualified of any that has run recently for vice president, tell you the truth." (to Don Imus 10-22-08)

  • "My friends, we have them just where we want them." (on pres. campaign 10-13-08)

  • "Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners. And the same clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent." (Bethlehem, PA 10-8-08)

  • "Sure, technically, I don't know." (60 Minutes, asked if US in a recession. 9-21-08)

  • "Our economy, I think, is still - the fundamentals of our economy are strong." (Jacksonville, FL 9-15-08)

  • "It's easy for me to go to Washington and, frankly be somewhat divorced from the day to day challenges people have." (Servicenation Forum in NYC. 9-11-08)

  • "She's a partner and a soul-mate." (on Palin as VP choice. 8-31-08)

  • "I think I'll have my staff get to you. It's condominiums where - I'll have them get to you." (asked how many homes he and Ciny Lou own. 8-20-08)

  • "I think if you are just talking about income, how about $5 million?" (asked by Rev. Rick Warren to define "rich." Lake Forest, CA 8-16-08)

  • "My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War." (on Russia invading Georgia. 8-14-08) **McC forgot about the Gulf War, 9/11 and Iraq!!!

  • "I'm runnning for POTUS, because I want to help with family values. And I think that family values are important, when we have two parent families that are of parents that are the traditional family." ("This Week" interview. 7-27-08)

  • "We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border." (**Border does not exist! ABC news interview. 7-21-08)

  • "I will veto every beer..er bill, um bill with earmarks!" (National Small Business summit, Washington, D.C. 6-10-08)

  • "I think I'd just commit suicide." (on prospect of Dems taking control in Senate. 10-06)

  • "I might have to rely on a vice president that I select for expertise on economic issues." (11-28-07)

  • "He's for (air quotes) "health" for the mother. You know that's been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That's the extreme pro-abortion postion, quote 'health.'" (Pres. debate Hofstra Univ. Long Island NY. 10-15-08)


  • "I don't know if you're going to use the word 'terrorist' there." (asked if people who bomb abortion clinics are terrorists by NBC. 10-23-08
  • "I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrong-doing...or any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Pleased to be cleared of any of that." (after Troopergate report released 10-12-08)

  • "They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan." (Fundraiser in San Francisco -off her meds apparently - 10-5-08)

  • "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." (to Katie Couric on what material does she read. 10-1-08)

  • "Well, it certainly does because our - our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia - we have trade missions back and forth. We, we do - it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where - where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over our border. It is - from Alaska, that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to our state. (to Katie Couric 9-24-08)

  • "But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy." (to Katie Couric 9-24-08)

  • "That's exactly what we are going to do in a PALIN-MCCAIN administration." (Cedar Rapids, IA 9-18-08

  • "I told Congress, thanks but no thanks, on that Bridge to Nowhere!" (multiple times)

  • "Absolutely, yep, yep." (asked by People magazine if ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.)

  • "You can't blink Charlie, you can't blink." (interview with Charlie Gibson)

  • "Which Bush Doctrine do you mean Charlie?" (interview with Charlie Gibson)

  • "Remember Sean, Troopergate target was a really mean guy." (to Sean Hannity)

  • "I killed the Bridge to Nowhere." (to Sean Hannity)

  • "Crush that gridlock!" (to Sean Hannity on energy.)

  • "We're close and we're watching." (to Katie Couric on Putin)

  • "It's obvious to me who the good guys are in this one, and who the bad guys are." (to Katie Couric, on Israel)

  • "We're anything but boring!" (to Katie Couric on the McC/Palin ticket)

  • "I'll try to find you some and bring 'em to ya." (to Katie Couric to cite an incidence of McCain and "regulation.")

  • "If you want specifics with specific countries, go ahead and you can ask me, you can even play stump the candidate if you want to." (@ town hall rally)

  • "Al-Quaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America...He's (Obama) worried that someone won't read them their rights."

  • "As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that the VP does everyday?" (CNBC interview 7-31-08)


  • "I'm here with the Girardo family in St. Louis." (speaking to Dem. convention while in Kansas City, MO 8-25-08)

  • "Let me introduce you to the next president - the next vice president of the United Sates of America, Joe Biden." (Springfield, IL 8-23-08)

  • "The old boy network? In the McCain campaign, , that's called a staff meeting." (9-17-08)

  • "I don't want to be invited to the family hunting party." (when he found out that he and Cheney are 8th cousins.)

  • "I've now been in 57 states - I think one left to go." (Beaverton, OR)

  • "In case you missed it this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed." (on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.)

  • "Sen. McCain bragged about how as chairman of the Commerce Committee in the Senate, he had oversight of every part of the economy. Well, all I can say to Sen. McCain is, 'Nice job - nice job!' Where is he getting these lines? The lobbyists running his campaign?...I'm not making this up. It's like a 'Saturday Night Live' routine."

  • "That's what he talked about yesterday, 'I want to drill here. I want to drill now.' I don't know where he was standing. I think he was in a building somewhere." (on McCain's energy plan)


  • "Look, John's last minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle-class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three letter word J-O-B-S, jobs."

  • "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States...Barack America!" (first campaign rally with Obama.)

  • "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence - a noun, a verb and 9/11. (on Rudy 9iu11ani.)

  • "I should start with an apology to Rudy 9iu11ani. I said every sentence Rudy utters has a noun, a verb and 9/11 in it. I was wrong. He called to tell me after Pat Robertson's endorsement, there's an 'Amen' in every sentence he says too."

  • "I mean, you get the first mainstream African-American, who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy. I mean that's a storybook man."

  • "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent...I'm not joking."

  • "If your kitchen table is like mine, you sit there at night before you put the kids to bed and you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not a worry John McCain has to worry about. It's a pretty hard experience. He'll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at."

Wow, once I get them all written down here....looks like McCain and Palin were picked on a little....yes, I do have a bias here, but everytime they open their pie-holes, something bizarre comes out. Anyway, this was for shits and giggles only. I am totally sure I have missed some major gaffes - and if you want, feel free to add to the list. Or just add words we have totally had enough of - like FUNDAMENTALS!!! Over-usage drives me up a wall - some people (speechwriters) apparently do not have a thesaurus at their fingertips. (easily done online.)