Saturday, July 7, 2007


"Pointing to his profound disappointment in the Iraqi government, U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today called for a redirection of U.S. military policy in Iraq and announced his support for bipartisan legislation to create conditions by which American combat troops can be removed from that nation. Domenici, who serves on the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced his decision to support the legislation, the Iraq Study Group Recommendation Implementation Act (S.1545), at a news conference in Albuquerque Thursday. "I want a new strategy for Iraq. I continue to completely support the men and women in the American Armed Forces. They have not failed us. It is the Iraqi government that is failing to make even modest progress to help Iraq itself or to merit the sacrifices being made by our men and women in uniform," Domenici said. "I am unwilling to continue our current strategy." "I have carefully studied the Iraq situation, and believe we cannot continue asking our troops to sacrifice indefinitely while the Iraqi government is not making measurable progress to move its country forward," Domenici said. "I do not support an immediate withdrawal from Iraq or a reduction in funding for our troops. But I do support a new strategy that will move our troops out of combat operations and on the path to coming home." S.1545, introduced by Senators Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), embraces the recommendations in the Iraq Study Group Report issued by the bipartisan Baker Hamilton Commission. The bill makes the Iraq Study Group's 79 recommendations the policy of the United States, and asks the Bush administration-working with military and diplomatic leaders-to implement those recommendations. The bill is intended to create conditions that could allow for a drawdown of American combat forces in Iraq by March 2008. Under S.1545, the U.S. military could maintain a long-term but more limited presence in Iraq-focused on protecting American personnel and interests, training and advising Iraqi forces, and carrying out counterterrorism and special operations missions. Domenici indicated that the provisions in S.1545 could be debated as part of the FY2008 Defense Authorization Bill that the Senate will take up next week."
For those who don't know Senator Pete, he's a life long Republican who consistently defeats Democrat candidates in a Democrat State. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and has served there since then defeating many different opponents in the voting. The people of New Mexico obviously believe him to be a man of the people and will keep him in the Senate for as long as he chooses to serve them.
For what it's worth, I'm a Dem and I have always voted for him. Go Get 'em, Pete.

Friday, July 6, 2007


Here's some things I found that made (at least) smile. Enjoy.
"Paris Hilton hysteria is starting to die down. I spotted her at LAX wearing a dark wig and a straw hat. She went to Maui. Which is nice because ever since Don died, Hawaii's been looking for a new 'Ho'." - Jimmy Kimmel
I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.
Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
Doctor's Reports
1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
2. On the 2nd day the knee was better and on the 3rd day it disappeared completely.
3. The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1993.
4. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
5. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.
6. Healthy appearing decrepit 99 year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
7. The patient refused an autopsy.
8. The patient has no past history of suicides.
9. Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.
10. Patient's past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days.
11. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
12. She is numb from her toes down.
13. While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.
14. The skin was moist and dry.
15. Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.
16. Patient was alert and unresponsive.
17. Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.
18. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.
19. I saw your patient today, who is still under our Car for physical therapy.
20. The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stockbroker instead. 21. Skin: Somewhat pale but present.
22. Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.
23. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
And the "click on the header" is not a joke...In spite of Dubya.


After my husband and I had a huge argument, we ended up not talking to each other for days. Finally, on the third day, he asked where one of his shirts was. "Oh," I said, "So now you're speaking to me." He looked confused, "What are you talking about?" "Haven't you noticed I haven't spoken to you for three days?"I challenged. "No," he said, "I just thought we were getting along." Subject: There's a Republican on my porch This little old lady calls 911. When the operator answers, she yells, "Help, send the policeto my house right away. There's a danged Republican on my front porch and he's playing with himself." "What?" the operator exclaimed. "I said there is a danged Republican on my front porch playing with himself; I don't know him and I'm afraid! Please send the police!" the little old lady repeated. "Well, now, how do you know he's a Republican?" "Because, you danged fool, if he was a Democrat,he'd be screwing somebody. BEIJING - They're flush with pride in a southwestern Chinese city where a recently-opened porcelain palace features an Egyptian facade, soothing music and more than 1,000 toilets spread out over 32,290 square feet. Officials in Chongqing are preparing to submit an application to Guinness World Records to have the free four-story public bathroom listed as the world's largest, the state-run China Central Television reported Friday. "We are spreading toilet culture. People can listen to gentle music and watch TV," said Lu Xiaoqing, an official with the Yangrenjie, or "Foreigners Street," tourist area where the bathroom is located. "After they use the bathroom they will be very, very happy." Footage aired on CCTV showed people milling about the sprawling facility and washing their hands at trough sinks. For open-aired relief, there is a cluster of stalls without a roof. Some urinals are uniquely shaped, including ones inside open crocodile mouths and several that are topped by the bust of a woman resembling the Virgin Mary. "Other bathrooms are all the same. This one is very special, I've never seen anything like it," one visitor to the tourist area told CCTV. There are also plans to build a supermarket nearby, which will sell toilet-related items, CCTV reported. Don't forget to click on the header. One ugly frog An elderly lady was somewhat lonely, and decided that she needed a pet to keep. So off to the pet shop she went. Forlornly, she searched. Nothing seemed to catch her interest, except this one ugly frog. As she walked by the barrel he was in, he looked up and winked at her! He whispered, "I'm lonely too, buy me and you won't be sorry." The old lady figured, what the heck, as she hadn't found anything else. So, she bought the frog and went to her car. Driving down the road the frog whispered to her, "Kiss me,you won't be sorry." So, the old lady figured what the heck, and kissed the frog. Immediately the frog turned into an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, handsome, young prince. Then the prince kissed her back, and you know what the old lady turned into? Come on, guess... The first motel she could find How to keep an idiot busy

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


HOORAY! The Fourth of July. America's celebration day for our freedom from British rule. Well, at least from the unfair taxes their King George imposed (all comments on the currrent King George are welcome).

As you may have guessed, I'm a bit of a patriot.

And I love the Boston Pops Orchestra. So? Well, I watched the New York show first. Great fireworks and some decent entertainment. Then time for the Boston show. Their fireworks display was amazing. Absolutely mouth gaping fabulous. The entertainment featured some CW singer whose name I don't remember. Trying to mix guitars and real musical instruments is doomed to be a failure. It was.

Then we switched to the Washington D.C. show on PBS. Someone there needs to find another job. The "host" was an old, worn out, so-called comedian who was showing his affection for either the bottle or that crystal stuff. He was clumsy, out of pace and really looked like a few months in a recovery center might help him. That wasn't bad enough apparently. I don't know whether to hold the director or the producers responsible, but they kept jerking the cameras around until it became impossible for the viewer to keep his attention on the fireworks. And what really ticked me off was that they did it with money I had donated to them. Well, a part of the show, anyway. Some people's heads need to roll over this fiasco.

All in all, being the war monger patriot that I am, I still loved the very thought and the huge turnouts at the events. This is, after everything is said, the country I volunteered (at one time) to defend from the bad guys.

As long as I have talked about TV in this post, I might as well air a couple of my complaints. too. First off, I resent having to pay to have stations broadcast to me in a language I cannot read, write nor speak. Why should my money go to them? They are of no use to me. It's sort of like my buying a semi truck and trailer rig and parking it my yard. Then I can get to pay the registration, insurance, DOT fees and maintenance. For something I cannot drive, cannot do anything with and have no real use for. I'd like to thank the FCC for their thoughtfulness. Oh, yes and Comcast Cable (the biggest cable company in the US) for forcing me to do this. Unhappily, I cannot switch to dish TV cause I can't aim a dish at the satellites.

Another thing that is irritating is the unreasonable time spent on commercials. Eighteen to twenty two minutes of a one hour show spent showing me the latest ladies deodorants and gas guzzlers does not sit kindly in my mind. And speaking of commercials the TV networks (stations) now think it is good for them to underlay the picture one is watching with advertisements for coming shows. Oh, joy. See if you can find something else distracting and pleasure killing please.

Supposedly, the FCC has decreed that sometime in the future (I've forgotten when) the cable and satellite suppliers will have to allow viewers to pick which channels they want to pay for. That day can't come soon enough for me. I really have no use for the Game Show station G4 (a station bought by Comcast. Originally, it had been named Tech TV and a group of young, talented people had gotten together and created a truly useful site (after you learned to ignore the almost porn) that made them popular. Comcast turned it into a site that does not help anyone with computer problems, has eliminated all the free software they used to feature and has created another boring piece of crap for the semiliterate.

Another thing bothering me. A friend asked me when I was going to get an HD TV. Well, we already have three of a size we find adequate. None of them are HD ready, I've been told (Whatever that means.)

I looked him in the eye and asked him the already prepared question: "When you show me what TV show is worth three thousand dollars to view." The silence was astounding. The subject was dropped and he looks at me in peculiar way now.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I'm sort of astonished. "Scooter" Libby got away with it. I'm sure he had some help (read: George Bush, Dick Cheney) with his appeal.

When politicians can ignore court decisions with impunity, we are in big, big trouble fellow Americans. And only we can do something about it.

Without trying to bore you, I will point out the successes of others who had the power to change court decisions. People like Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Idi Amin, Muammar al-Qaddafi, King Mswati III of Swaziland, Isayas Afewerki of Eritrea, to name few.

For what it is worth, my opinion is that "Scooter" could have been given the death sentence for what he did. Giving aid and assistance to the enemy in time of war is nothing short of treason. And it was, indeed, treason.

Consider: he deliberately leaked the full name of an agent assigned to gather information in war time. After that, the agent had no choice. Resign or take your chances with hit squads and/or kidnappers. I don't blame Valerie Plame Wilson. After all, her assignment was to locate Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Yes, a journalist, Robert Novak, printed the story and name and he needs to take some blame, too. But without clandestine information supplied by Libby, she would still be safely doing that job. Her husband, Joseph Wilson, has resigned as an Ambassador.

I do not consider a $250,000 fine and two years probation as a fitting punishment for this man.

Wilson: Springing Libby Shows Administration Is "Corrupt to the Core" New York - Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, tonight ripped President Bush's decision to commute the prison sentence of Lewis "Scooter" Libby in the CIA leak case. Appearing in an audio interview on MSNBC's "Countdown," Wilson called the move the latest evidence that the administration is "corrupt to the core." He added that it meant that the president was now participating in the "obstruction of justice." Wilson called on both the president and Libby's former boss, Vice President Cheney, to "come clean" on their roles in the leaking of his wife's name, now that Libby has been spared prison. He called the leaking of the name "treasonous." Asked by host Keith Olbermann if there was a "quid pro quo" - Libby would remain silent about crucial details of Cheney's role in the case in exchange for a pardon or commutation - Wilson answered, "absolutely." Libby was convicted of several counts of perjury and obstruction of justice. Wilson warned that the message of the commutation might lead to fewer people being willing to risk their lives as covert CIA operatives. He vowed to continue the civil suit with the aim of getting Cheney and Libby on the stand. And he called on Americans to protest the move by contacting members of Congress. Democratic leaders quickly condemned the Bush act.


I'm including a page sent to me. Enjoy and don't forget to click on the header.

My America I celebrate my country everyday that I live, everyday that I wake up free to do as I choose, go where I please, worship in my way and speak my mind without fear of reprisal. I am awed by the overwhelming splendor and beauty of my America. We are a people joined together by love, duty and friendship. When other countries in the world suffer catastrophic disasters, we Americans are the first to respond to a call of help. With unselfish love and caring hearts we share our money, food, time and prayers to those in need. I celebrate the goodness and glory of this great country. The glory we would not have but for the many men and women who so proudly serve and defend this land. I humbly salute them and those who have lost their lives in honor of America. I celebrate the vast number of cultures in this country, a people as varied right here in America as in the whole world. I celebrate and honor the Native American Indian who has sacrificed and suffered for so many years. I celebrate the great institution known as family, where love stems and flows forever. From Mom's apple pie and wisdom, to Dad's wealth of knowledge and guidance . We gather together in love and laughter…and freedom. I celebrate our wonderful holidays! When family and friends gather togetherto share our many blessings. My heart is full to bursting with love for my country!

Have a great Fourth.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


<-----My daughter, Kat, who lives in Australia. I wonder where she was that night?
After that last post, I think I should give you some laughs. Hope it works.
Just A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know You spend about 3 years of your life in the toilet.
The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.
Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
There are more chickens in the world than people.
Pinocchio was made of pine.
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.
People whose mouths have a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.
Sheriff Flunks Exam After License Expires Lawman Drove On Expired License 14 Months POSTED: 10:59 am EDT June 29, 2007 ANDERSON, S.C. -- Anderson County Sheriff David Crenshaw said he drove for 14 months on an expired driver's license. And he said he flunked the driving test the first time he tried to get his license back. Crenshaw called it a mistake -- he thought he had a 10-year license instead of a five-year license. The sheriff had to take the driving test because he let his license lapse so long. Crenshaw said the three-point turn did him in on his first try because he did it backward. He passed on his second attempt. The sheriff said he was never pulled over while his license was expired and never had a reason to check it.
Well, duh.
Do you know your IP address?
Relax time...
Here's a job opening. Are you listening moose?
Looking for "Mr. Condom" Fri June 29, 8:49 AM ET India, struggling to promote greater condom use among its population, is looking to hire its own "condom man" to follow the example of a former Thai cabinet minister who successfully pushed for safer sex. National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) chief Sujatha Rao said that India needed to find someone like Mechai Viravaidya, famous for getting Thais to talk about sex, condoms and AIDS. "We are serious about finding India's very own Mr Condom," Rao was quoted as saying after visiting Thailand to study its dramatic increase in condom us+ over the past decade, which contributed to a sharp fall in new HIV infections. "He has to feel passionately about the cause as Mechai does ... have a dynamic personality to change both government policy and public perceptions about HIV/AIDS, sex and condoms," Rao was quoted in The Times of India as saying. Mechai became famous in Thailand as the "Condom King" for actions such as taking condoms to World Bank talks as well as for the name of his Bangkok restaurant "Cabbages and Condoms," where condoms are a major part of the decor. Authorities in India, where many people are hesitant to talk about sex and condoms openly, are trying to push condom use through television, radio and newspapers and by targeting high-risk groups. India has millions of people who are HIV-positive and many of them face discrimination and prejudice. The government plans to announce a new $2.8-billion plan next month to fight HIV, heavily focusing on promotion of condoms. Britain's Department for International Development said on Friday it would provide 102 million pounds ($204 million) for the five-year plan, doubling its funding despite a new survey indicating India's HIV caseload of 5.7 million -- the world's largest -- could be a big overestimate. Total donations are expected to touch about $900 million, including from the World Bank and USAID. In Thailand, Viravaidya's organisation -- the Population and Community Development Association of Thailand -- won the $1 million Gates Award for Global Health this year that is awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
President Felipe Calderon of Mexico has announced that Mexico will not participate in the next Summer Olympics. He explained "Anyone who can run, jump or swim has already left the country."
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.--- King Edward VIII Wacky laws:Louisiana:It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."
New Mexico:Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.
Oklahoma:Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed formaking ugly faces at a dog.
Pennsylvania:No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewivesfrom hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
Washington:All lollipops are banned.
We New Mexicans prefer our women clean shaven.
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end,I wouldn't be a bit surprised.--- Dorothy Parker
9 Things I Hate About Getting Old
1. That by the time most people have saved enough money to travel the world, they are too old to endure such a trip.
2. When your childhood friend who was always better than you at everything is still better than you at everything.
3. That it would be socially unacceptable, at your age, to wrap a Fruit Roll-Up around your pinky and suck on it for two hours.
4. That future generations will look back on the early 2000s as an era in which we did nothing but look back at the 1970s and '80s.
5. Remembering how people of your current age seemed so old when you were a child.
6. When the agony of turning 40 makes you ashamed of how depressed you felt on your 30th birthday.
7. That every time you come to accept your current level of hair loss, there's a more profound stage awaiting you.
8. When your heart skips a beat, reminding you of its eventual failure.
9. Watching the era you grew up in turn from the recent past to retro to history.
Have fun, friends.


I have just read an article about a Japanese group protesting something their Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma, said.
His remark, referring to the dropping of bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WW II was only partly correct: "I understand that the bombing ended the war, and I think that it couldn't be helped."
Seems Nobuo Miyake, director-general of a group of Japanese atomic bomb survivors "The U.S. justifies the bombings saying they saved American lives, It's outrageous for a Japanese politician to voice such thinking. Japan is a victim."
There is an old remark that popped into my head when I read this crap. "My heart pumps p*** for you."
Some Japanese (the loud mouths, apparently) choose to forget several things. Like how they attacked and decimated Korea, the rape of Nanking, the Bataan Death March, the Sneak Attack on Pearl Harbor and the 1001 other outrages their armed forces perpetrated on civilians when they started World War II.
And make no mistake about it. America had refused to become embroiled with Hitler and the Nazis until Pearl was attacked. The Japanese government had signed the Tripartite Agreement with Germany. It was a "fight one, fight all" pact. (Italy was the other signee.) The great Japanese Admiral Yamamoto had warned against this, but was ignored.
The idea that Japan was a "victim" is enough to turn anyone's stomach. Before the Emperor could publish his surrender, the Japanese Army tried to pull off a coup against him. It failed, primarily, because an aide hid the signed surrender until it could be announced safely.
Japan's military wanted men, women and children to resist an invasion. There were arms caches, ammunition caches, new jet aircraft, all hidden from spying agents and aircraft reconnaisance. Japanese civilians were trained to use these weapons.
The cost in civilian and military deaths and maimings would have been horrendous. And interestingly enough there would have eventually been a war crimes trial that would have made the Nuremburg trials look small and inconsequential compared them. The Japanese can thank Harry Truman it never happened. The trial they did have was comparatively small potatoes.
I understand that some Japanese still living suffered from radiation. But they are still alive as are some of our veterans who suffered massive injuries.
It is time the Japanese nation took responsibility for its actions.