Archive for September 10th, 2008

Pup Chosen!

Well, the new member of our family will be little Zola, who you have not seen yet.

(many thanks to the IP-challenged Weasel for linking in my puppeh)

She sounds like a wonderful match in temperament and as I said appearance counts less than personality for a new K-9 family member.  But she looks beautiful and I’m in love already.

A name?  Don’t know until we have had her a few days and then I was pondering something out of greek mythology that was appropriate or perhaps german.  Of course it’ll take a huge debate (and Girlhead already has a number of intestine-knotting suggestions.  Eeek.)

Zola, The Quiet One

As described to me by Cruel Wife:

She’s a little bit smaller than the others, very outgoing and affectionate, but doesn’t as much of the active/high-strung tendencies as some of the others.  I think (the breeder) put it that Zola was a little more reticent or cautious in a new environment until she familiarized herself (compared to rushing in and checking everything out straight off the bat).

Update: After many names like Ms. Floofypants and Cutypants, I’m putting my favorite in:  Exxy.  Short for Exsanguinator (exsanguination – look it up).

NO, I wouldn’t really do that.  Jeez.  I like Allen’s suggestion in the comments though.

Update (non-pup):

Is there no oversight at all?  Gov. Officials Probed About Illicit Sex and Gifts.  Get it?  Get it?  PROBED.  Oh, that’s rich.  It’s also disgusting.

BIDEN: ‘HILLARY MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER PICK THAN ME’… Yikes.  When those are your choices, things are grim.

Dems:  Somebody shut them up before they keep shooting themselves in the foot.  Repeatedly.  May I note that only in a rare few circumstances are reporters focusing on platforms and issues?  I know, hard to believe but true.

Carol Fowler – “I clumsily was making a point…”   Really?  Whodathunkit?

Classy.  Really classy.  Good p-shop tho.

Steve Cohen, likening Obama to Christ (Obamassiah) and Palin to Pontius Pilate

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Pigs and Lipstick Never Changes.   Nice campaign slogan.

Not quite his platform unless it is the platform of ill-mannered unchecked mouths…  This is sure to get those women voters a-flockin’ back to ol’ Bammy.

With clubs and 2×4’s.  And lipstick.

Oh my... they really can and do wear lipstick. Meaning, a pissed off Palin might turn out to be indistinguishable from a pit bull.

What’s the difference between a more hopeful kind of politics and old-fashioned attacks? Lipstick.

Barack Obama says the John McCainSarah Palin policies don’t represent change, they’re “just calling the same thing something different.”

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said during a town-hall style event here Tuesday night.

The comment played on Republican vice presidential candidate Palin’s joke during the Republican National Convention that the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom was lipstick.

Note:  Make sure you read the WSJ’s helpful update at the end of the article – always a nice touch to assist the reader – must remember that.

Sure, he was playing off her joke, but you don’t always get to make the joke yerself, bud. Calling a woman a pig might seem funny on paper but it is touch and go as far as political suicide goes.  I mean the comparison fails:

Woman is to pitbull ≠ woman is to pig?  FAIL.

I suppose we ought to be thankful for one thing – at least the boys seem to have finally noticed that Palin is a woman and that lipstick sort of comes with the territory.  I’m thinking they’ve been exposed to a certain senator (tap-tap) from Idaho too long.

Update: Now we know how he handles under stress, so this is a valid data point.  He whinges.

“See, it would be funny, but the news media decided that would be the lead story yesterday. This happens every election cycle. Every four years, this is what we do. This is what they want to spend two of the last 55 days talking about…Enough!” he said.

Obama called the attacks “lies, outrage and swift boat politics.”

“These are serious times and they call for a serious debate…spare me all the phony outrage. Spare me all the phony talk about change,” he said.


Are we dead yet?

Proving that Google Sometimes has a Sense of Humor if not Outright Patriotism

Proving that Google Sometimes has a Sense of Humor if not Outright Patriotism

No, apparently protons went a-whizzing.  Nobody died.

The countdown was funny.

8… 7… 6… 5… 4… … 3… … … … 2 … … … … … … … 1… 0… … … (muffled) Ok, start it.

It had little to offer in theatrics.  The oomph was lost.

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