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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Random Thoughts-

after browsing the news headlines...

Eliot Spitzer. *sigh*. So look, what's up, Dawg? A law-and-order guy like you gets elected Governor of New York by a landslide and then you get caught in a high-priced call-girl sting? What were you thinking? You're a politician. Get a mistress like the rest of them do!

Hillary Clinton is suddenly gushing on and on about what a wonderful Vice-President Barack Obama would be. Right. You can't fool us, 'Hill. You just need a trustyworthy golfing buddy for Bill who can keep him out of trouble.

England is considering making schoolchildren recite a Pledge-of-Allegiance-style pledge to the Queen. Huh. I didn't know Richard Simmons was British.

The Air Force's F-117 'Stealth' fighter is being retired. When I read this I thought, "Geez, they didn't get much mileage out of that one did they?" It seems like just yesterday it was unveiled to much hoopla and applause. Turns out it's been in service for twenty-seven years. Twenty-seven years. When the fuck did I turn into Wilfred Brimley? And NO, I don't want to hear from anyone too young to know who Wilfred Brimley is...

Madonna was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yeah, I know I loved to get down to her belting out "Bang Your Head".

I don't want to upset my friend Ted Velvet, but there are signs that the Yankees may be getting desperate in their search for pitching.

It turns out that not even Microsoft executives can make Vista work. I swear to God, I just heard my iMac chuckle when I typed that sentence.

Let's see, gas is $3.50 a gallon, unemployment is up, manufacturing is down, the entire financial system is in meltdown, stocks are sliding, and inflation is heating up. But yet, the White House says we're not in a recession. I assume that's because the CEO of Exxon/Mobil/Halliburton can afford to buy a 12th Hummer. I feel so much better now.

Oh well, I comfort myself that as long as there is an America, there will be school bus races-

15 comments:

Mike said...

Newsflash from the Hinterland:

"The rest of America" does not give a flying fuck at a rolling donut about Eliot Spitzer and his traveling hooker show.

End of newsflash.

The only recession in Washington is between George Bush's ears and that is actually much more of a depression.

Phoebe Fay said...

School bus races - who knew?

Eliot Spitzer - who cares?

I pledge allegiance to Queen? Go Freddie Mercury!

And Vista? My next computer is a Mac, no doubt.

Mike said...

Maddona should be inducted into the skank hall of fame.

When the hell did HER shrill wailing qualify as rock and roll, let alone music?

SHEESH.

Catalyst said...

Don't feel bad about the passing of time, Mike. I had coffee yesterday with a guy I graduated from high school with . . . 50 YEARS AGO!

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike: I don't think they were flying at the time...

Phoebe: Well, yes, we all pledge allegiance to Freddy, but that may not be what they mean. I'm doing further research. I might even do a sample or two for them.

Mike: She must have something the rock & roll Museum wants, Either that or she has compromising pics of the Director. that's the only explanation.

Catalyst: How can that be? Did you graduate high school at age 7?

Thomas said...

Don't fall for the stealth fighter trick. It is for the weak of mind. It puts the Chinese off guard. They will still be lurking out there.

"The preacher man says it’s the end of time
And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry
The interest is up and the Stock Markets down
And you only get mugged
If you go down town"

Wonder How Hank Williams Jr knew all that was coming?

TV

Malach the Merciless said...

ahhh, you gotta love redneck sports, I can't wait until august and the Wesport Fair and tractor pulling

nerdgirlsspace said...

Well, the Governor's indiscretions have given Heidi Fleiss another fifteen minutes of fame commenting as an 'expert' on the subject!

Malicious Intent said...

Two more guys I know (bread winners too) just lost their jobs. No notice. It is getting scary as shit around here. Reminds me of the early 90's when the senior Bush was in office and everyone was loosing their jobs. Hey and there was a war in the middle east. Like father, like son. Monkey see, Monkey do. Idiots.

AngryMan said...

That chick must have done some amazing shit to garner $5K.

Colonel Colonel said...

TV: I hope you're right, it's a cool little airplane.

Malach: August here is the Demolition Derby at the County Fair. YeeeeeeHA!

Kelly: I saw that. Time has not been kind to Our Heidi, but hey, a specialist is a specialist.

MI: I think the actual definition is it's only a Recession when the VP's of the company start to get laid off.

Angryman: Whatever it is, I'm sure that C.Rag or T-Bird will refer o the slang for it someday soon, with links to an "informative" (illustrated) website...

Beach Bum said...

Okay, I admit it I'm curious as hell about how hot Spitzer's superhot call girl "Kristen" has to be for someone like him to completely throw away his political career and marriage.

Vista working? That is the best laugh I've had all day.

Mybrid said...

Working at a government agency in the middle of D.C., I can confirm that everyone is indeed agreeing with you that we are in a recession. In fact, the opinions I hear around me sound even worse. No optimism in the air. At all. But then again, maybe it's because of where I work...?!

sirdar said...

That Eliot Spitzer guy....not a bright move....

Hillary must be liking those "Yes We Can" chants....If I was American, I probably would too.

My iMac giggle when I read that sentence.

TED VELVET said...

i was at a Yankee game a few years back and billy crystal was sitting near me and my friends and when they announced he was there we were the only one's who booed him. he turned around and looked all hurt. we didn't like the fact that he wouldn't let Howard Stern's goofball sidekick stuttering john interview him and that he wore a mets hat in city slickers. needless to say, my friends and I have problems.