Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Senator Ted Kennedy, the Senate's 2nd oldest fossil awoke from a nap yesterday, wiped the drool from his lip and endorsed Senator Obama.
Senator Kennedy described Obama as the best candidate to bring meaningfull change to Washington. Unnamed sources suggested Obama accepted Kennedy's endoresment and in return Obama promised his sweeping changes will not affect ancient relics like Kennedy.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Here are some of the veteran Dems who have endorsed Obama: Leahy, Kerry, Daschle, Kennedy, Nelson. Including Daschle who is not in the Senate anymore, I estimate these five have been in the Senate an average of 20 years or more! Will be hard for Obama to get these guys to change.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
When the fluff did the married mayor find the time to have sex with his married assistant when they were so busy sending and receiving text messages?
Lastly, what the heck did all these text messages cost the city? I get charged $0.25 per message on my Verizon plan.
Friday, January 25, 2008
This link is from a local blogger who fancies herself a big-time blogger. She loves John Edwards because he espouses the most disdain for America.
Here the blogger is touting what "Cooter" said at an Edwards campaign rally. (To be fair to Cooter, he left his acting career behind and is now U.S. Congressman, Ben Jones).
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I think they should get the death penalty- but New Jersey eliminated that penalty last month. Ain't they lucky!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Jeez- why are we paying 12% of our earnings to something called a "Supplement"? And how is the average American supposed to save much more than 12% for their retirement? This situation is the cause of the economic anxiety felt by many of us.
I bet 99% of financial planners would tell you your retirement will be frigging secure and wonderful if you consistently put away 12% of your earnings each year.
The GOOD NEWS is the average American does that via social security "contributions" in conjunction with their employer. The BAD NEWS is the Congress and our government has been spending that money as fast as they can.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
- 16% to 24% in Iowa and
- from 26% to 38% in New Hampshire.
- FYI - that is an increase of 45-50% from 2000 to 2006 and
- Certainly does not seem to indicate household incomes have beem stagnant under the Bush administration. Here is the actual money quote:
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
BTW, I hear, in England, they refer to their news anchors as "news readers" which is certainly what they are. And don't ask me why I was watching Jack Cafferty's show - I must have misplaced the remote control.
I suspect this newspaper is NOT left-leaning and so it is way out of step from its MSM brethren.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Check out this Philadelphia Inquirer story about dog-walking services in Philly by clicking on the post title above.
I know I know - this could be a "Haves vs. Have Nots" issue but still it suggests the economy ain't that frigging bad. Just a week or so ago, there was another story about a company that rents out dogs to people for the weekend.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Well - I told you who my picks were this weekend and only two of four won BUT BUT remember I said if you must bet TAKE THE OVER!
If you had taken that advice, you would have won three out of four of your bets! Not bad huh?
Just call me Emperor For Life.
And now it looks like the Bolts are going to pull off an upset of the Colts. BTW, this game is a rematch of the game I attended earlier this year in San Diego on a Sunday might. The Bolts beat the Colts in that game too.
And David Garrard is an up and coming damn accurate passer too. He could join this trio someday IMHO.
Dear Editor (I don't call them 'Idiotor"to their face heh):
I saw the Tom Ferrick column on the building trades and its lack of diversity (Inquirer, Jan. 6). A few weeks ago, I also saw a story about the increasing "whiteness" of the state police ("Pa. troopers' ranks getting less diverse," Dec. 23).
Ironically, also on Dec. 23, in the first edition on the same page as the state police story, The Inquirer was touting its "12 must-read columnists." I happened to note all 12 of the columnists mentioned are white.
How does The Inquirer reconcile its own apparent lack of diversity versus other organizations with which it finds fault? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sorry for making my picks so late but just saw Hube's picks at www.colossus.mu.nu and it reminded me I forgot to post mine.
And after seeing Brett Favre in the early game, I am leaning to picking Green Bay to win next week in the NFC championship- they have a very good offense and a very good defense (maybe the best defense of the remaining 4 NFC playoff teams!)
Average Temp this year per my billing period was 37.
Average temp last year per my billing period was 43!
We have had colder than normal temps since November IMHO.
This is what I posted last month after I got my PECO bill:
Friday, January 11, 2008
New Jersey has the most millionaire households in the country, according to a marketing company's fifth annual ranking. The Garden State moved up from No. 2 in 2005 and 2006 to No. 1 last year on the index, compiled by Phoenix Affluent Marketing Service, which does research for companies that sell luxury products, investments and the like to the wealthy.
According to the service, in 2007, 7.12 percent of New Jersey's 3.2 million households had a total of $1 million or more liquid or investable assets. That includes items such as savings, stocks and bonds, precious metals, the cash value of certain life insurance policies and retirement accounts not controlled by employers, but not equity in homes (The Associated Press)
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
- Obama can win states that are liberal like Iowa. These include NJ,WI,MN,IL,MD, MA, MI, CA, OR and WA.
- Hillary can win states that are more moderate like New Hampshire. These include PA, OH, VA, FL, MO, TX, and the other western states.
- New York could be up for grabs.
- My election scale is based on this observation...Obama got almost 40% in a very liberal state while Clinton beat him by 3% in a fairly conservative state. So if a state is more liberal than New Hampshire, I predict an Obama victory. If it is as conservative or more conservative than New Hampshire, I predict Clinton will win. Basic, simple, primitive analysis and I could be wrong.
- If my Iowa/ New Hampshire meter is accurate, the race will be back and forth with Hillary eking out a win over Obama (who becomes her running mate for VP).
Call it my Iowa/ New Hampshire meter.
I say his campaign is doomed. It is apparent to me that so far voters will support the moderate candidates as the primaries moves from a very liberal state to a moderate state. That means Edwards has seen his best finish in Iowa and it is probably downhill from here for Edwards (and may not be great news for Obama either).
John Edwards & Bubble Boy ...separated at birth?
- The tawdry, distracting parts of the Clinton years
- Blaming marital problems on "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy".
- Her inability to prove her claim of extensive experience.
- Her expectation that she is next in line for the nomination.
- Same old, same old advisers and talking points/ no fresh vision.
- Vague promise of "change" - lacks specific plan or platform for substantive change
- Screechy voice and ghastly laugh.
- Too tightly scripted - gave very little access to media questions.
- Weirdness of Bill Clinton hovering in and out of the campaign.
- Thought of fighting same battles from 60's to the 90's again.
The bad news for Hillary is she can only fix or address # 5, 6 and 8; all the others are carved in the history books or hard-coded in her DNA.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Dear Mr. Ferrick:
I saw your column yesterday on the building trades and its lack of diversity.
Two weeks ago I saw a story about the increasing "whiteness" of the state police. Ironically, the same day and on the same page, the Inquirer was touting its "12 can't -miss columnists". I noted all 12 were white.
How does the Inquirer reconcile its own apparent lack of diversity vs. other organizations with which it finds fault? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I had Seattle yesterday and in the college bowl season, I had winners in Penn State, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi State, New England (over 30 points vs. NYG) and Maryland (I think Maryland was a winner).
My losers were Connecticut and Boston College and Dallas Cowboys (last game of season vs. Redskins). [Can I say Redskins in the blogosphere or is not PC anymore?]
Keep in mind, I was in Vegas over the holidays so most of these were "real" bets. It's nice to win or even break even. [Idiotor's note "Well that is a No shit statement"]
CNN and others have tried to stir the young to vote in past years by establishing lame programs such as "Rock the Vote". I call them lame because I felt few young people would respond to programs from an establishment group like CNN. It would be unnatural and dare say uncool. I know my generation would never have responded to a get out the vote program from CBS or NBC, etc.
My prediction is that it appears Barack Obama could be a natural force to TRULY Rock The Vote and he could single-handily increase the number of young voters IF the Dems are smart enough to nominate him and IF the Dems are smart enough to eschew STUPID FAUX MOVEMENTS LIKE THE AFOREMENTIONED ROCK THE VOTE! IMHO.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Here is a money quote from the Peters article. I think the quote depicts perfectly the "attytood" of most Dems and Libs in this country..." We should have learned the utility (value) of fighting, instead of letting liberal-elite America-haters inflict their defeatist agenda on our country and on the world".