Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Some blacks see racism in 'birther' questionsThis was a headline found on Yahoo News! Some blacks see racism in their morning cup of coffee! Let's get this straight. You aren't a victim. You are responsible for your own life, for good or ill. You my black friend are more racist than anyone when you see race as a determining factor in every decision every person makes about every other person. It just isn't so. I work with a mixed bag of people. Do I disciminate against them or harbor ill will or secretly denigrating opinions of them because they are lawyers? Well, actually, yes, in some cases! But those opinions relate directly to the way THEY interact with ME and has nothing to do with the color of their skin, or even the fact that they are attorneys. And, trust me, none of this has anything to do with their race! I've met a few really bad white lawyers and I've met just as many horrendously bad black lawyers. Granted, dealing with that particular professional group can lead a gal to intense cynicism (not only can but does) but still, we have questions about Barack Hussein Obama II on various levels, most if not all of which have nothing whatsoever to do with the color of his skin. Remember, he IS also part white! Is it okay to discriminate against or denigrate him because of that? No, it's far more sensible (and accurate) to criticize Mr. Obama because he is an arrogant, preening, self-indulgent infant, with no skills at governing, a moral compass that appears to be set somewhere to the Left of Common Sense and a remarkable lack of spine! I don't like him because he doesn't act like an American! And on a good day, I encounter very few who do. But then I work in Washington, D.C.!
After a fairly substantial delay, the World Figure Skating Championships are taking place in Moscow. They began yesterday and will continue through Saturday. So far two champions have been crowned: Patrick Chan of Canada is the new Men's champion and from Germany, the Pairs champions are (I know I'm going to mess this up) Robin Szolkowy and Aliona Savchenko! I hope I got their names right because aside from my usual carps about dark roots and dirty laces (both of which they have been known to display - her, not him) they were remarkable in their programs over the two days of competition. The Chinese pairs team of Pang and Tong skated a remarkable, utterly dreamlike short program that left you uncaring as to what technical points had been ticked off the list, their program was so ethereal and emotional. I know - from a CHINESE pair! These two are engaged to be married and that feeling came through. But bottom line, the German pair is absolutely first-rate and they deserved their victory. The second place finish of the Russian pair was a surprise. They both competed with other partners in the past and have only recently come together. They were spectacular - there is no other word for their skate! However, my one caveat is that I believe they are coached by the odious Irina Rodnina, a nasty bitch if ever one has inhabited the world of figure skating (I don't even BEGIN to qualify for the title). She is the one, when competing, who changed male partners whenever one of them had romantic interests elsewhere. And when Randy Gardner suffered a serious groin pull during the Olympics, she attributed the pullout from competition of Tai and Randy to FEAR of facing her and her partner in the competition! Even if you think something like that, it is highly unpolitic to SAY it. Four-star bitch of all time, that's my opinion of her!
Patrick Chan is a delightful skater, sparkling eyes, great technique, wonderful personality on the ice, consistent and entertaining - the whole package. And I'm so happy for Canada. They don't get credit for the great skaters they produce nearly enough!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Barack Hussein Obama has finally, finally, finally released his long form birth certificate and I'm sure he has done so now to provide traction to Donald Trump's insane run for the White House. Given that we gift citizenship to the children of illegal invaders of our nation, there's no reason that we should continue to question his place of birth, except that the timing of the release is suspect, the long delay before the release is even more suspect (good forgers work slowly?) and no birth certificate on earth will make this empty suit in any way qualified to continue as President. He is unqualified, unprepared, unsuitable by both temperament and education (have we seen his transcripts yet?) to serve this Republic. He is a walking, endlessly prattling disaster! And the Republicans in the House are yet another passle of spineless wimps! The American people are becoming more and more frustrated and you know what happens when people are that perturbed!
Enough already. Trump needs to be shuttled promptly to the sidelines, if only for the reason that he is (a) stupid enough to think that W wasn't a great president and (b) because he hasn't performed his civic duty in some years. No, Virginia, the man has refrained from VOTING. This is an egregious fault and should in itself preclude his candidacy!
Let's get down to serious business folks, support adults and not ego-driven billionaires and stop letting the flimflam man in the White House distract us from what is really important!
UPDATE (might explain the 2+ year delay!):
The official website for Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital says that at the time of his birth should have been Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital. According to the website the name didn’t change to Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital merged with Kapi‘olani Maternity Home in 1978. So how could his official long form birth certificate that was generated in 1961 have the name of the hospital that wasn’t created until 1978?
The argument that it was just a new certified copy with corrected information, does not explain the ink smudges and antiquated typewriter fonts... with alleged original signatures.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's my favorite holiday of the year! A time of rebirth and renewal. And, in point of fact, I am feeling fairly renewed these days. Starting to take off the 40 pounds I gained from quitting smoking! I'll grant you - not the smartest diet I've ever tried but I started smoking again, temporarily! It's working and the next time I quit I'm going to befriend low calorie, low fat foods in a big way!
Looking forward to retiring altogether from working in The District and doing it soon. Life is too short to struggle through the commute - although I must say it has been delicious this week. Spring break, doncha know.
To all of my friends, family, readers, whatever - HAPPY EASTER AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
If the Vice President snores, and only his wife Jill can answer that one or at least I presume so, then he needs to undergo a sleep study which may or may not detect the presence of a condition called sleep apnea which so disturbs the quality of a person's sleep to the point that they are virtually narcoleptic! If in fact the VP does have this condition, then it's easily dealt with. He will need to sleep with a CPAP machine that helps him to sleep more restfully and safely and has the added benefit of quieting the snoring as well!
I have one, use it nightly and sleep quite well as a result.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
When I tell entertainers and performers to shut up and sing, I mean it in an instructive and helpful way. I don't mean to limit or in any way threaten their freedom of speech. I just am asking them to engage some brain cells before doing so.
Why should we listen to instruction on anything from high school dropouts? Maybe we should listen to some who have actually worked for a living - but a Hollywood pinhead? Please! Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Oliver Stone - all of them feel free to tell Americans how to live, while living lives that are wildly self-indulgent, profligate and altogether unhealthy in some form or fashion. Mr. Penn is famous for his ungovernable temper. Ms. Sarandon maintained a liaison with Mr. Robbins for many years without benefit of town or gown and brought children into the mix. Now before people start calling me a blue-nosed old biddy (I am one and proud of it), let me refer you to studies that have shown that children raised within a stable marriage fare better throughout their lives than those who grow up with single mothers or unconventional domestic arrangements. FATHERS ARE important, despite what the armpit-hair bedecked grimlocks of NOW will try to tell you!
Of course Hollywood celebrities are not the sole offenders. There's Nancy Pelosi, the left-wing harridan that the Democrats seem unable or unwilling to move to the back of the bus, despite her epic fail as Speaker of the House! But then, we don't expect wild intelligence from the Dems these days. They seem to think they can govern via invective, snark and generalized fear-mongering! They specialize in below-the-belt and other formerly unheard of putdowns of those who DARE to oppose them. What's up with that?
Apparently, if you lack a coherent and reasoned response to a challenge of your policies, it's okay to respond with trite and tired canards, shrill imprecations against the very freedom upon which they most rely - freedom of expression. There's a lot of "If you say it enough, it might become so" in their locutions. Such as "The Tea Party is discredited" to which I reply in the words of my dear friend Joyce "Bullshit" and onward I move.
I'm tired of the rhetoric. Tired of the lies. Tired of the politicians. Just everyone, everywhere in political life, shut the hell up just for one month!
Friday, April 01, 2011
Of late, there have been rumblings about the reading of the U.S. Constitution before each session of the House of Representatives. Many of the Democrats in the House are opposed to the continuation of this practice. They have said they consider it "silly" and other words to that effect. Really?
Gentlemen, let me educate you. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of this land. Moreover, it is what you swore to "preserve, protect and defend" when you took your oath of office at the beginning of the term.
Apparently the Democrats in Congress (and probably a fair number of Republicans) consider the Constitution to be irrelevant and antiquated. It isn't. It also isn't a "living document" as some of you have opined. What it is is the absolute authority of what you as legislators may and may not do vis-a-vis the making of laws in this nation. So instead of devoting your leisure time reading to the latest Party talking points (and this applies to BOTH parties), you might be educated by reading with care the document that most clearly and specifically defines your parameters as legislators.
Furthermore, most of you should know this document by heart - or at the very least, pretty intimately. Most of you are attorneys by education and training and really should know better. But then I guess most of you were front and center at courses that dealt with hourly billing rates and the like and often recovering from a night on the town when it came to Constitutional Law courses!
Shame on you!