Day by Day

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Treading in the Inferno

I had to go to the mall yesterday.

I wasn't Christmas shopping.  I hate Black Friday.  But I needed new running shoes.  So into the bowels of hell I went.  Luckily, I didn't have to kill anyone.  I escaped relatively unscathed, although the sight of a monstrously fat woman in the food court chowing down on a plate of fries the approximate size of my torso will be seared, seared into my memory.

And hey, new shoes!  Now it won't hurt to run anymore.  My old shoes had given up the ghost about fifty miles ago, and my feet and legs were both telling me it was far past time to replace them.  But having to tread in the mall on Black Friday....  ugh.

How sad and pathetic is it, that we go from being thankful for what we have, to "GIMME GIMME GIMME I WANT I WANT I WANT NOW NOW NOW!" in less than 24 hours?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Everyone Survive Thanksgiving?

I ate so much I needed a wheelbarrow to cart my bloated stomach around.  Smoked turkey, asparagus with that hollandaise sauce, twice baked sweet potatoes with cave-aged cheddar and rosemary ham....  wine....

Yeah.  Food coma.  I managed to waddle my fat ass around the neighborhood taking the dogs for a walk, then I collapsed my my chair with a cigar and two fingers of scotch.  The, I slept in until around 9 this morning, curled up with the Ragin' Mrs in bed.

If it weren't for the fact that I need a new pair of running shoes, I wouldn't leave the house today.  Howzabout alla yous?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beyond the Sea

The Mrs. and I were starting batches of mead last Saturday, and she plugs in the Rat Pack Channel on Pandora.

Or so she said.  Ask me what "Pandora" is, and I'm going to bring up some Sci-Fi reference, but apparently it's a way to listen to music on your phone.

Anyways, I'm grooving out to all the good old tunes, and this song comes on, and I'm taken back to the first time I heard it.  I won't bore you with the details, I'll just put the song up.

FYI - the YouTube link says it's Frank Sinatra.  It's not.  It's Bobby Darin.  Plug it into your speakers and prepare to dance....




Brining the turkey

Gonna smoke that bad boy tomorrow.  We had plans all laid out, but they fell apart, so it's me and the Mrs. and the dogs, and the dogs ain't getting any damn turkey.  That's all mine.  Along with asparagus and twice-baked sweet potatoes. 

Yeah.  I'm going to eat well, and do my best to be thankful for what I've got.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Another "Unexpected" Outcome

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured children will now be fined and receive harsher scrutiny when applying for non-profit, tax-exempt status.

Here, let me state that again:

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured children will now be fined and receive harsher scrutiny when applying for non-profit, tax-exempt status.

 Tell me that this was all a mistake.  Go on, try to tell me that.

The Internal Revenue Service’s Section 501 goes into effect under Obamacare. The provision stipulates new financial penalties for charitable, tax-exempt hospitals that treat uninsured poor Americans. Currently, 60 percent of American hospitals fall under this category.

Analysts explained that charity serves as a major deterrent for the uninsured to enroll in Obamacare, so the Obama administration is fining charitable hospitals.
Congratulations, Democrats!  You've just made it harder for sick children to be treated for FREE!  But you're all about the "people", right? 

Bullshit.

The only thing Democrats care about is power.  Sheer, unadulterated power.  Just like every other Marxists in history.

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Sorry about the lack of posting yesterday

My day started off at 0700, and I didn't get home until well after 2000.  In any case, I spent a bit of the day reading about Iran, and about how Obama the complete incompetent fuck-up just gave them everything they wanted and didn't get a damn thing in return except a bunch of promises that everybody knows from the start aren't worth a roll of toilet paper.

You know, if you're in the "Let them all kill each other and burn the place down" frame of mind, Obama truly is the perfect president.  I can't think of any other person capable of giving Iran a nuclear weapon, allowing Syria to keep the WMD's it got from Saddam, alienating everyone in the Middle East, and setting up conditions for the entire region to go up in flames.

Then again, if you happen to like sanity, or a stable world, well, Obama is pretty much the antithesis of what you want.

Anyways, as I predicted when Obama the Nazi got elected, he would abandon our allies just as soon as he could.  Sorry, Israel.  Hey, at least you don't have to give a shit about what the American President thinks anymore, you can just do what you need to do and ignore whatever comes out of Obama's Marxist piehole.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Your Sunday Awesome

Kids.  Middle-school kids.  Can't do nuthin', right?  Don't know nuthin, can't do nuthin, they's just kids, right?




Shut your piehole, sucker!  Can YOU do that?

Children have the amazing ability to learn just about anything they put their mind to, which is why they can do things on a computer that old geezers like me don't even know can happen.  Imagine what we could do in this country if we had a school system that actually educated them instead of indoctrinated them....