Monday, November 23, 2009

Some good snark

I left the tab open last night on my Firefox so I could get back to it - I hate it when it messes up and I have to start a whole new session - because then I misplace about 10 sites that I've tabbed, and have to go into history to get them all back. Stupid computer, be more smart!

HERE is the Secret History of the United States! I guess its appropriate now because one of the channels on DirectTV did a presentation last night, Before Columbus. Meaning before the eeeeeeeevil white men came and did all sorts of horrible things. I hadn't realized the earth was so peaceful until the the founding of this country. After all, all the indians were peaceful, and gave other tribes large banquets. Other countries throughout Europe and Asia did not fight amongst themselves. Only since the inception of the United States has all this evil in the world has come about.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Why am I up this late?

There's darn good shows on Cspan, on Book TV! My wish list at Amazon is building. In the meantime, for those of you ready to take on zombies after the midnight hour, there are NEW zombies out..and they live in your kitchen.

He's dangerous

I was surfing my blogroll, and just read some posts on Dissecting Leftism. There was a link to an article by David Horowitz, about Obama and his ideals.. Alinskyism. Horowitz gives a short bio of Alinsky, and goes further into Obama's madness. I call it madness, because it's all about power.

Unemployment taxes

Are rising like crazy. This spending is out of control, and now they are raising unemployment rates in your pay. Florida is raising the minimum unemployment tax from $8.40 to $100.30! Your pay is going to go down, and the chance of more people getting hired? Not as likely, because businesses are not in the charity line of work, they will make those dollars they have stretch further, either by not giving pay increases, bonuses, or hiring new workers. This unemployment that's at 10.2% is going to get higher, I think much higher. The spending that the government is doing is not going to help the US get out of this recession. If you include people that have given up on finding a job, or take part-time jobs instead of full-time, the unemployment rate goes up a tad over 17%. The Great Depression was a jobless rate of 25%, and we saw how well government did with that. Government tinkering lengthened the depression, and it was business that got us out of it, with the ramping up for WW2.

FDR did a great disservice to this country with all the government programs he instituted, but he was only one in a line of presidents who were progressives. Woodrow Wilson was the first progressive, with a whole administration of people who 'wanted to get something done'. They had the idea of bringing the kingdom of God in on the US also, with Prohibition, and the rise of fascism in the United States. Mussolini and Hitler were admired here in the states, by the Progressives. Read Wilson's writings. He talks about it in there.

To quote from Jonah Goldberg, "The progressives were the real social Darwinists as we think of the term today - though they reserved the term for their enemies. They believed in eugenics. They were imperialists. They were convinced that the state could, through planning and pressure, create a pure race, a society of new men. They were openly and proudly hostile to individualism. Religion was a political tool, while politics was the true religion. The progressives viewed the traditional system of constitutional checks and balances as an outdated impediment to progress because such horse-and-buggy institutions were a barrier to their own ambitions. Dogmatic attachment to constitutions, democratic practices, and antiquated laws was the enemy of progress for fascists and progressives alike. Indeed, fascists and progressives shared the same intellectual heroes and quoted the same philosophers.

The progressives are here today, in the White House, in the Senate, in the House, and all over the administration. Heck, there are self-avowed communists in this administration.

These higher unemployment taxes are only the start of new taxes, to pay for Paul's agreement. Poor Peter. He's being robbed blind.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Trip to Houston

We were up in Houston this week, while hub had grand jury duty, and I got to walk the tunnels underneath Houston. Kind of interesting, long walk from Fed. building to the huge Macy's a few blocks away. That store is huge, 5 stories tall, lots of stuff on sale on their 1-day sale. I think I will go again when they have that type of sale again! Wednesday night, we weren't sure where to dine out, so I started going through the 'inside the loop' yellow pages. Lots of restaurants to pick from, but we ended up going to a Sicilian restaurant - Buon Appetito - at 2231 W. Holcombe Blvd. Wow! We just knew what was basically on the menu from the menu page. This place is a really neat find - its in a blue with white trim house - the minute you walk by the front door, you can already smell good stuff inside. Inside there are 2 rooms, the room we sat in had 5 tables - to seat 4 each - and an older guy playing guitar and singing in Italian. (of course he did Volare) The food was great, and the tiramisu was excellent, along with an espresso after dinner. Hub had the linguini and I had the conchiglie stuffed with crabmeat. We had an appetizer, the stuffed calimari, sauteed. Wow, that stuff is great. I really enjoyed this restaurant. Nice for a romantic night out.

Thursday we had the symphony, so we ate at Cabo's on Travis. Good food, especially their habanero shrimp salad. Hub had the burrito, he wasn't feeling that hungry. If I had my camera, I would have taken a picture of it! It was huge. Symphony was great, had Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde - The Song of the Earth. We hadn't heard that before, but really enjoyed it. It was nice not having a 1.5 hour drive to home after the symphony let out, just a short drive to the hotel.

Thursday noon we ate at DiMassi's Mediterranean Buffet off 59 south, just south of 8. It has Arabic music videos going on while you eat. Weird. But good food, plus baklava at the end for a dessert. Shopping at Kohl's, Ross, and Academy then off to the grocery store for a turkey and a ham.

It appears that 30 lb turkeys are a thing of the past! The largest I found was a 22 lb turkey.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This car drove into a lagoon by Galveston. !! This car is a Bugatti Veyron, is one of 15 in the US.

The two-seater, with 16 cylinders and four turbo chargers, can reach speeds of more than 250 mph. New models sell for about $2 million.

The news said the enginge gurgled for about 15 minutes after landing in the water, and then died. I wonder how much it will cost for an engine replacement? Plus the water damage inside. It will stink like a swamp after this, that water is not clear, but nasty.

The report said "The man jerked the wheel, dropped his cell phone, and the car’s front tire left the frontage road and entered a muddy patch, which foiled his attempt to maneuver away from the lagoon."

Bummer. I guess lots of money doesn't make you less stupid. The car was one of only 200 made also. I bet he's crying into his beer (or champagne) now about his car. Makes another case for not paying attention to your cell phone while driving. First there's people running into the backs of other cars because they're busy texting, idiots driving around ESPECIALLY SLOW because of their cell phone (I was behind someone doing 10 in a 30 zone Sunday), and now this. Maybe they're not the conveniences that everyone seems to think.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Runaway bat!

Ok so I watch basketball, but I missed this game (even though we have freeview through DirectTV for NBA league pass for a few days). Spurs were playing, and Manu Ginobili snagged a bat! We usually watch Laker games.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Deer season

Deer season is either upon us or really close. I remember years gone by, with my dad going deer hunting out west, and coming home with the guys with dead deer tied with ropes all over the vehicles when they returned. Each year they used mom's laundry pole to hang the deer from, and gut them, cut off ends of legs, whatever they do. A distinct memory I have is playing in my sandbox and trying to hide deer legs in there. The things people let their kids play with :P