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Reason and Restraint

I’m glad to see that there is a respectful and adult-minded trend in Minnesota.  Franken and Coleman have hewn to the highest of standards in their closely watched recount.

Note the dripping sarcasm?


So execs from GM are driving cars to Washington D.C. instead of flying. Big whups.  So they’re taking $1 salaries until things are on-track.  Come on now – that is token and symbolic and isn’t worth bear sh*t in the woods.  Oh yeah, so you took $1 plus the options, bonuses, and other perks.

I bet $100 you didn’t stay in a Motel 6 and eat at a Denny’s like the rest of us.

You hear me, you execs?  If you want to impress me or any other normal person with your “humility” and “commitment” you’ll agree to live on $57,000 a year for the next five years.  THEN tell me you are/were committed.


Humbled Big Three CEOs pledge to mend ways, renew focus on fuel-efficient vehicles, as they plead for aid  –FoxNews Headline

It’s not just the automakers, it’s the dysfunctional travesty of a relationship between them and the unions that need to be brought back to reality, overhauled, or scrapped entirely.  Don’t care which, just fix it.


If ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law, why should this be a sob story?  He helped facilitate the transfer of large quantities of an illegal substance.  What matter if he sold it or not, touched it or not, or used it or not?  What matter if the guys he knew handled the stuff directly and got lesser sentences?

If he was guilty of one thing that I could really be critical of… it would be his choice of friends.

Yes, I’ll take some hits for this but ultimately it’s the same argument about responsibility for getting pregnant when you were using “protection”… yep, it’s sad and the results are unfortunate, but… ultimately… if you hadn’t taken the risk in the first place, it wouldn’t have been a problem at all – and now you have to deal with the consequences even if they are out of your control.


Sent to me by a curmudgeony-ol’-fart friend.  I thought the lineup was pretty scary.  I guess life can be pretty scary, huh?



Ok, now THAT is funny… Hanging up on the Big O – TWICE, thinking it was a prank call.


Oh.  That.  Yeah, this happens all the time, too.  I mean, who doesn’t accidentally shoot their wife during sex?

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