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Friday, January 30, 2009

Grumble-

Random musings after a glance at today's news headlines-

-If you're a governor who's been caught on tape auctioning off a US Senate seat, at least have the balls to attend your own impeachment trial. You'll still be impeached, but you'll at least preserve a shred of human dignity, and show an ounce of respect for all the citizens who once voted for you. Unless, of course, you really are as nutty as a jar of Planters Peanuts.

-Speaking of which, after all we've learned about the peanut processing plant that has killed, what, a dozen people so far, does anyone out there really still believe the food industry is able to self-regulate?

-If you're a mom with six kids who is "surprised" that after taking fertility drugs you suddenly have eight more, you're on route to lose an IQ contest with bread mold.

-I used to have a lot of respect for Jason Varitek.

-After running the country into the ground over the last eight years, House and Senate Republicans owe it to all of us to just shut the fuck up and punch the "yes" button during each vote for a while.

-People who gave money to pass California's Proposition 8 (which banned same-sex marriage) just went to court to get an exemption from California campaign-finance disclosure laws which mandate that their names be publicly available. They lost. Welcome to Democracy, guys. When you give money to take away your fellow citizens rights, don't expect to get extra rights for yourself in return.

-After having one of its worst years on record, 80% of Wall Street workers got bonuses averaging $112,000 last year. 64% of them don't think they got enough. That, in a nutshell, is what's gone wrong with the country.

-Joe Torre is The Man.

-Just months after Sarah Palin burst onto the national scene, a volcano near Anchorage, Alaska is about to erupt. Maybe there actually is a vengeful God...

Hey everyone- JUST 24 HOURS 'TILL THE WEEKEND!!

11 comments:

Mrs. Chili said...

What *I* really want is for Morgan Spurlock to put EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS in the household of one of their average constituents for 30 days and see whether that smartens them up...

Phoebe Fay said...

Maybe it really did have to get this bad before we can actually turn things around. And maybe we should bring back public stocks. I mean the kind of stocks that go in the town square where nefarious types could be stuck to face public ridicule and humiliation. I can think of a few candidates for such a punishment.

Kaytie M. Lee said...

And those six kids the mom already has are between the ages 2 and 7, according to the news today. So her fourteen children are all under the age of ten...

anaglyph said...

>>does anyone out there really still believe the food industry is able to self-regulate?

Who was the idiot who introduced the whole idea of self regulation in the first place? Obviously someone without kids...

(We're going out for an hour - you kids do your homework and feed the cats. Don't eat the gelati in the fridge -that's for dessert tonight. And TV is off limits until your schoolwork's done!)

Beach Bum said...

All I can say is that lady now with 14 kids may actually be crazier than Blago. And as far as Sara is concerned I have this fear that she may be God's vengeance for us even allowing Bush to have a chance of being president.

Malach the Merciless said...

I don't know, I would of gone with "Beat on the Brat", perhaps it's a personality thing.

Hungry Mother said...

I thought what is wrong with the country is Jessica Simpson's fat ass.

nerdgirlsspace said...

A whole lot of nodding going on from here ...

pissed off patricia said...

After the republicans followed bush like a bunch of male dogs following a female dog in heat, now all of a sudden they know how to fix everything they helped destroy and we should listen to them? I think not.

Palin, the awful gift that just keeps no giving.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Grumbling along with you!

The Preacherman said...

I occasionally dream of Sarah Pallin in black leather thigh boots.

I think I have deep psychological problems.....