Monthly Archive for February, 2006

Things I Wouldn’t Even Have Guessed

In India, it’s OK for a 7-year-old girl to get married.


To ward off the “evil eye”.


Because her upper teeth grew in before her lower teeth.


Did I mention she married a dog?

Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard…… Minorities Hit Hardest

Somehow I missed this when it first came out…


by Brian Williams NBC 02/12/06 


As President Bush and his staff cowered in the White House, the snow continued to pile up on the many poor and African American victims who could not afford to get out of town or to safety in Florida. Crucial supplies of blankets, hot cocoa, popcorn and dark rum – so essential to surviving the stress of any major snowstorm – lay in stores undelivered. 


“Where is the government? I need my sidewalk shoveled so I can get out to buy my damn lottery tickets!” said one D.C. resident from his living room. “Why are we wasting money in Iraq when we could be spending it here on me?” Progressive blogs blasted the President for his inaction.


“We find the timing terribly suspicious – just as the Domestic Spying hearings kick into high gear, what happens? A major northeast Blizzard. Why now?” wrote blogger FUAmericaNBush2. 


Hearings into the Blizzards’ effect on hearings are almost a certainty. Howard Dean has suggested he will call for an investigation once his new medications kick in and John Kerry took a break from the sporting activities of the glamorous super-rich in some exotic locale (random choice: Ice Sailing in Finland) to call for new legislation outlawing snowstorms. “The Republican Congress has dropped the ball once again. I have always been a staunch supporter of anti-snow legislation, except for certain locations where I ski. Snow has no business on our roads and the President and Congress knows that.” 


Calls for impeachment over “SnowGate” as some are calling it already are mounting as deeply as the snow itself, and what will be discovered underneath will prove to have a truly chilling effect on the Republicans, as the inevitable thaw proceeds. Or something like that.


More breaking news…… Al Sharpton wants an investigation as to why snow is ALWAYS white. 


Cheney has stock in Tru-Value Hardware. Do you have any idea how many SNOW SHOVELS they sold today to the unsuspecting consumer? 


I demand to know why FEMA has been so late in reacting to this storm. THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING! And yet they failed to have crews in place to fix the electricity as soon as it went off. It just shows that Bush and the Republicans just don’t care about the people in the N.E. The Senate needs to investigate this with administration people under oath. 


I’ll bet that the great junior senator from N.Y. has opened the doors of her home to all of the heatless poor of her neighborhood and is busy baking cookies for them while her husband applies body heat to the nearly frozen teen-aged girls.


 

Please Stop Calling Jewish Reporters Nazis

Seems the mayor of London has gotten himself in some trouble



London Mayor Ken Livingstone has been found guilty of bringing his office into disrepute by comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard.


Brilliant!


One paragraph below that in the article…



Mr Livingstone was suspended from duty for four weeks from March 1 after being found guilty of bringing his office into disrepute.

Lucky for Bill Clinton that the US doesn’t have a similar law.

Bill Cosby Would Have Loved It

A few weeks ago, I was at a birthday party for a boy turning five. Having a dozen or so four and five year olds running through a house makes for an interesting evening. However, the best part was at the conclusion of the party.


One little four year old girl, who was just as cute as a button, was sitting on the floor trying to get her shoes on, with her mother standing next to her waiting so they could hit the road. After a minute or so, the girl looked up at her mother and said, “I can’t get my fucking shoes on.”


The only thing more precious than that was the look on her mother’s face.