Wednesday, November 22, 2006


So much to be thankful for this year, family is well, and Dems in Congress. To approach the holiday season in a spirit of hope is a fine thing.

Of course there is Darfur, and other troubled spots, a war that will be tough to extricate, but maybe just maybe we are ready to spread real democracy around the globe, not the war machine spoils we have now.

It's hokey but it might work, if once each day we all have a positive thought and an action to bring peace to all.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


The Ship of State has finally righted itself. The voters have shown that while they generally prefer to stick with the familiar, when enough is enough, it's over! So while George Bush put us in Iraq with lies of bringing democracy to the Middle East, and trying to quash it at home, the majority of us said that's not what this country is about.

Watching Bush practically take credit for the new bipartianship was cheesy, but then again, he's always been about spin rather than substance.

Sure, plenty of work to do, lots of muck to clean, but like after a really great spring rain, it just smells good.

Congratulations to the voters, for paying attention. It's a cliche, but true, politicians work for us. When they forget that, it's over. And a special raspberry to Tom DeLay who thought he could guarantee Republican victories by gerrymandering districts - you're a poster boy for everything that went wrong. Bully boys like you are just stupid.

How good it feels when the system works.

Friday, October 27, 2006


1. Become a vegetarian. The meat packing industry hires many illegal immigrants, not because they want to break the law but because hey, it’s tough finding folks willing to chop up dead animals all day long. Those that enjoy it are usually behind bars. Anyone who has a career choice, won’t. And if you drink milk, the average cow prefers a 5am and 5pm daily routine. Otherwise they explode and who’s going to clean it up, which brings us to the next solution.

2. Plant a garden. Remember the farm workers? We felt so noble boycotting lettuce to get them fair treatment. How’s that working out? We treat them so well they all want to come. So if you really want them to leave, stop buying fresh produce and grow your own! Start a community garden and get to know your neighbors! Make a chart, showing whose day it is to weed the damn thing. Serious fines and punishment for those who shirk. This is serious, folks, there are 12 million, all of whom have jobs, every little bit helps.

3. Clean your own house. Maids used to be black. Since blacks used to be slaves, it was a step up. We called them mammies. We sucked as human beings. Now that illegals do it, we give them a tiny bed, a broken TV, 14 hour workdays with ½ day off occasionally, all for $50 a week and tell them how lucky they are to have a job. But they’re in America and know if they can learn the ropes they can secretly give you the finger and move on. Who can say, “Take this job and shove it” in Spanish?

4. Raise your own kids. See above.

5. Mow you own lawn. Remember that? Kids and yardwork and Saturday spelled America. Now there are parents afraid to alienate their kids by giving them chores. Ever see a guy with a leaf blower that wasn’t Hispanic? Anyone over 40 remembers raking the damn things and seeing how unfair life could be when the wind blew it back. Back in the day, Japanese did it, now they own half of us.

6. Wash your own car. Remember Saturdays with Dad and the hose and water fights when he wasn’t looking? Check out a car wash, 40 guys running around on a hot day just to bang your mirror sideways. Washing a car is just not fun when there are so many video games and so little time – that’s why your teenagers disappear with their iPod, Sidekick and cell – which mysteriously doesn’t work when you try to find them.

7. Live in a smaller house. Studies show construction is one of the largest employers of illegal immigrants, again not to break the law but hey, that’s a tough job. Sure you get a great bod, and hit on women, but you can do that much better in an air conditioned gym with a personal trainer and custom juice blend. Do you absolutely need 9 bedrooms and 6 baths? McMansions need lots of McLaborers.

8. No fast food. This one will take care of itself because you won’t be tempted to do takeout once your garden is up and running All those tasty lettuce leaves, extra-large penis-shaped zucchini and seasonal cukes will make you forget In-n-Out burgers.

9. Pay more taxes. More taxes beget more police to get down and dirty on those pesky perps who clog our beloved freeways sans license and insurance. You may have less money in your pocket but you’ll be home to eat dinner with the kids as traffic flow improves. Also, insurance scams will disappear once there are enough officers to investigate every accident. PS - A caveat. You in LA should only do cocaine at home, because the city will be lousy with cops looking for erratic drivers. They may racial profile but they won’t ignore crossing 4 lanes twice in 90 seconds.

10. Buy Mexican. Issue all Social Security checks in pesos. Millions of baby boomers are retiring. 12 million of them, in fact. An even steven exchange. All those service industry workers can return home to their families to take care of them. Bonus: No more feeble parents around, sucking up our time and energy. Money goes so much further south of the border. Really, it's a two-fer. Illegals return home for the new jobs, we lose non-productive geriatrics. Then our country will again resemble the vast open spaces like our founding fathers intended.

And here are the ten reasons why we will never resolve the issue:

1. The US Government considers it foreign aid.
2. People need someone to blame for whatever they’re upset about and ILLEGAL immigration is a one-size-fits-all bitchfest.
3. We pay more. Until they can live well there, they will come here.
4. The business community saves a bundle. Sure, they say they can’t find anyone to take the job, but what they mean is that legal employees have become ungrateful and greedy, demanding all those pesky extras, like health care, safe working environment, days off and pensions.
5. All their friends are here.
6. We can’t solve our own societal issues like crooked politicians, crime and poverty, let alone resolve theirs.
7. Restaurants would institute a surcharge, like shipping companies when oil prices go up. The cost of eating out would be so prohibitive we’d all have to go to Mexico for our food.
8. Schools may complain about kids who don’t speak English but they get extra money to teach them. Cops, lawyers, translators, mom & pop stores, car thieves, will lose their jobs.
9. The housing bubble won’t just burst it will explode if 12 million people leave. (One plus: Those gouging landlords who charge $500 week for a ratty mattress in a room with 8 others, good riddance.)
10. The US still consumes massive quantities of illegal substances and they still come from south of the border. Get rid of drugs and our economy collapses – prisons, lawyers, trials, lawyers, bodyguards and sellers of yachts, Mercedes’ and everything else paid for in cash by drug lords. Not to mention all the things we replace because it was stolen by someone feeding a habit.

Bottom line – Get over it. Illegal immigration is what politicians talk about when they want to divert attention from their real screw-ups. It’s a gift to business without resolving issues like minimum wage and health care. Everyone who buys produce or meat, or buys a house or uses a gardener is a contributor to the problem. The nasty dirty truth is we want all those illegals to do the work at substandard rates; we just don’t want to see them. And with an estimated 12 million, that’s getting tougher.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Is Stupid Catching?

Re Rep Foley
How can an elected official be so stupid as to put suggestive material in an email. Emails never go away.

And yet for over a year - that we know of - he has gotten away with it. Does no one in Washington care about decency?

So quit griping about the press, they seem to be the only ones paying attention.

Oh, and Dennis Hastert is JUST NOW disgusted by behavior he's known about for over a year. Yes, the timing has all the stink of politics, but had the oversight committee - oh, there isn't one? - sure didn't nip it in the bud.

Rule of thumb - if you want to be a pervert, try not to run for office. Although this guy ain't a newbie, so someone knew.

Clean your damn house, Repubs. You'd still be in power after November elections if you just had a teeny bit of common sense.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Election season is upon us

I hope everyone is getting out the vote. It's time to hold the Bush Administration accountable for their ongoing incompetence, not just the War in Iraq although that is by far the most egregious misuse of power in a long time by our government, but if anyone who watched Hurricane Katrina repairs a year later and votes for incumbents, shame on you. YOUR GOVERNMENT FAILED YOU, TAKE ACTION.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

What next?

I'm beginning to think the Bush Administration, having failed in one attempt at War, are now having another whack at it.

This is like a compulsive gambler who, having lost the mortgage payment decides to raise the stake and gamble even more money he doesn't have in order to regain his money, thereby adding even more debt until it begins to erode everything.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Round and round and round we go...

You are driving in a car at a constant speed. On your left

side is a valley and on your right side is a fire engine

traveling at the same speed as you.

In front of you is a giant galloping pig which is the same size

as your car, and you cannot overtake it. Behind you is a

helicopter flying at ground level. Both the giant pig and

the helicopter are also traveling at the same speed as you.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous


Get off the children's Merry-Go-Round, you're drunk.

Our nation's birthday.

Friday, April 14, 2006

As we age, we wisdom....

I seem to be void of original thoughts these days but others have stepped up to fill my void.

Check out these pearls of wisdom.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Is it just me or....

are the Dems finally getting some gumption? They seem to be finally finding a voice, and beginning to own security issues and speak with authority. Jack Murtha, Russ Feingold, Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Chavez, and others are beginning to sound like Democrats not afraid-of-Bush weenies.

They're not there yet, in terms of reaching the voters in November. As of now, the Repubs may be voted out but not because Dems are voted in. In other words, it's better for all if people vote FOR not AGAINST.

Keep up the good work but stay focused on solutions not name-calling. It's what we can do that's right, not what they did that's wrong. Everyone who is listening knows that already, they know of the scandals and failures and lies. What voters want is integrity.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

These boots are made for walkin'....

...and smashing all the faces of all public servants who serve themselves not the public. A good kick in the gonads not a bad idea either.

Every day it seems someone else "resigns" which is between "denies" and apologizes" before the noose tightens. They are finding out that crime really doesn't pay. You'd think they'd learn. No matter how much you earn while on the take, the lawyers will eat it up keeping you out of jail.

Hey, maybe it's all a plot by the lawyers! Get Bush into office, then wait and watch, knowing that sooner or later that disgustingly immoral group will put all your kids and your grandkids and their grandkids through college from the billable hours while they pretend everything they did was for the good of something or other.

Poetic justice.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Punxsutawney Dubya

This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address fall on the same day. As Air America Radio pointed out, "It is an ironic juxtaposition: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication, and the other involves a groundhog."