Friday, November 19, 2010
He will be missed.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’"
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
Let's say I break into your house.
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, 'No! I like it here. It's better than my house. I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).
According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to feed me
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me &to my family
My husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest. (except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.
It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house
And what a deal it is for me!!!
I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, and I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so that you can communicate with me.
Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
When I was growing up in Santa Monica CA in the 70's, my family used to go to downtown LA and visit Little Tokyo. It is a Japanese community with a temple, shops and traditional Japanese restaurants. One of the highlights of those visits was going to the Japanese toy stores. They had tons of cars, wind-up robots that shot out sparks and cool origami paper. They also carried Botan Rice Candy.
Botan is a slightly sticky, orange-flavored candy with two wrappers. The outside wrapper is plastic but the inside wrapper is made from clear rice paper. It looks like plastic but dissolves in your mouth. Each box used to come with a tiny plastic toy (like a car or plane) but now come with stickers. During our recent trip to DisneyWorld, my family and I visited the Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Japanese Pavilion at EPCOT. After looking around for a bit, I saw that they had Botan and bought a couple of boxes. The candy was a hit with the girls once they got past the weird texture of the rice paper. They pretty much finished both boxes on the spot. I can get Botan in Austin but it felt a little different buying it at Mitsukoshi.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I have other four-legged members of my family besides Duke. This is Murray...say Hello, Murray.
Murray seems to be intent on scaring my wife to death. The other night, he was poised on the back of a chair in our living room, waiting for her to come into the darkened room (he might have even turned out the light...I'm not sure). When she walked by, he reached out and touched her with his paw. She apparently screamed like Bill Mahr on This Week with George Stephawhatshisname (see previous post).
Today she sent me this pic of Murray lying in wait atop the refrigerator, ready to POUNCE (cue dramatic music) down on her. This is the same cat who lays on the stairs in the dark, trying to trip the unwary.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
My daughter is sick, so I am telecommuting today. She says " Isn't it great that you can work from home? You have a TV and a refrigerator". This is true but I really don't need to spend time with either one. I do like having my personal assistant to guard me, though. I think he's chasing the bunny now...
Monday, May 3, 2010
As the blog name implies, I'm not a small guy. For years, I wore a size 13 shoe (even as a yoot). About 10 years ago, my feet were no longer able to be contained in triskaidekian footwear. Apparently feet, as well as noses and ears, continue to grow as we age. I am now a size 14, which makes shoe shopping difficult on good days.
Friday evening I was out with the fam and suggested that we stop into Famous Footwear in Sunset Valley to look for some sandals for our upcoming Disneyworld trip. I saw some that I liked but they didn't have 14's. They scanned the bar-code on the box and found a pair at another location near my office. While that were doing that, I wandered over to the clearance (Clarence) rack and found a pair of New Balance cross trainers in my size. SCORE!! And those babies set me back 50....dimes. Five Bucks? Are you kiddin' me? That's less than they paid the kid to stitch them together.
Famous Footwear, You Rock!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Everyone came to this country from somewhere else. Most of our ancestors came through Ellis Island in New York. They were documented by immigration officials, tested for communicable diseases and in many cases, had their names changed to something more "American". Most of those immigrants worked hard and prospered; driving the economic engine that made this country great rather than becoming a burden our great society.
Let's be perfectly clear, the Arizona law addresses ILLEGAL immigration. It codifies under state law that which already exists under (currently unenforced) federal immigration laws. If the federal government is unwilling to enforce its own laws and protect its citizens, then it is incumbent upon the administration of the State of Arizona to do so.
I am planning to enjoy my vacation in Arizona this summer and will now make a point of visiting their State Capitol so that I can tell my daughters that THIS is where Governor Jan Brewer and the legislators of Arizona had the guts to say "Enough is enough".
BTW- God Bless Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his tireless efforts on this front also.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
a) Further scapegoat the oil companies
b) Embarrass the Republican Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal
c) Leverage the "crisis" to pass more restrictive environmental controls
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
It was also reported that Gov. Rick Perry shot a coyote with his legally licensed concealed Ruger .380 back in February. The coyote was apparently about to attack the governor's puppy.
BTW-His hair was perfect.
Way to go, Governor Perry!!