- Because Obama lied when he said he would use public money to fund his campaign and limit his spending to that amount.
- Because McCain called his wife the most vulgar slur one can use against a female.
Done and done.
Heres some old fun posts
- McCain’s Sensible $520 Loafers Having declared my intention on who I'm voting for when it comes to President, a factoid that is hitting the blogs today makes me think this McCain dude has a pretty level head, even if he has a temper and potty mouth. If I were a right-wing blogger, and I found out that Barack Obama was wearing Ferragamo loafers that cost $520, I would spend about 50% of my waking hours making sure everyone knew this.... But of course, I’m not a right-wing blogger. And the $520 shoes belong to John McCain. But Chris Hayes just dismisses the notion that this indicates how the man would govern. I'm not so sure that it should be dismissed so readily. I'm a shoe cheapskate. I won't pay more than $30 for a pair of shoes. Any pair of shoes. If I can't get them for $30 or less, I don't need them. I love Zappos.com! We have a Zappos outlet store in our burg! I also have big feet, so I usually can't get fitted at Kohl's or Macy's or Penney's. So when I find shoes at a good price, that fit and look good, I will buy two pairs. This also solves that whole "matching" thing that bother's women. I'm told shoes should match, but that's another matter. So would I spend $520 on a pair of loafers? Yes...but... I would: have to live in D.C. where everything is outrageously expensive. also own a pair of $520 cowboy boots. spend my entire friggin' life on my feet - like a Senator on the campaign trail. If you have spent any time slogging around in shoes that don't fit, there is nothing that will screw up your life more. A good, solid, well-made shoe will last me for years. I guess a Senator's shoes would wear out quicker, but that makes the point: If you are on your feet, shoes are important. Good shoes make good manners. (I didn't feel like looking up a Twain quote, so I just made up something pithy.) So McCain spending $520 seems like a prudent think to do. Obama spending $520 on loafers seems the prudent thing to do. Now if he spent $22 on a pair of "Luxe Contour Pouch Briefs" then he would be a total loser! Attention female readers: link added for your viewing pleasure. You're welcome. $520 would buy me 17 pairs of shoes. I like my lifestyle better than theirs right now.
- Putting Together My Christmas Gift Ideas List – Make… As we all know, Christmas is a time of wishing, wanting and taking. It's the time when geezer guys all across the fruited plains are challenged to "give me a gift idea" by siblings and children and wives. "Oh just skip it this year..." or "I buy everything I want or need..." just aren't good enough to discourage someone with the true gift-giving spirit. They insist that we geezers need another tool or article of clothing or electronic gadget. We don't. What we need, want, and lust after are lift chairs. Yup a lift chair... because there are times when a man is required to leave his recliner - eg: when nature calls. After spending the day delightfully reclined shoving Little Debby Snack Cakes and Miller Chill down one's gullet moving from the reclining position is a challenge. Enter the Pride Lift Chair. It's too late for Father's Day, but not too late for Christmas... This person gets my vote for sibling of the year "The chair has performed as expected. My sisters and I purchased this liftchair for our father as a Father's Day gift last year... My ailing cousin has cancer, and my wife and I purchased this same lift chair for him. It has worked out terrifically. My cousin has been using the chair almost 24 hours a day not only for sitting, but for sleeping. We can't say enough about how these lift recliners have performed for our family. Service and delivery were spot on!" - Kittery Point, ME So skip the ninja umbrella or the ribbed guitar picks or the beer-making kit or the face coffee mug. Get your order in today for a lift chair... it can be built, shipped and installed just in time for all the holiday football bowl games. Kewl. And there is some real advantages to owning a lift chair... check it out... Getting in and out of a chair can be extremely risky for a person with balance issues. A lift chair is there to support the person until the person is in an upright position. This added support gives the person improved balance which can reduce the risks of falling. Reducing the risk of falls is especially critical for a person who has osteoporosis due to the increased risk of bone fractures when a person falls. ...a person can then gradually be guided down to a sitting position instead of having to fall into the chair which can be a health hazard for people with back problems. This reduces the amount of energy expended on the task of getting in and out of a chair. The lift chair gives the person improved mobility as well as increased energy which can be used for other daily tasks.
- The Fresh President is Living Down To Expectations Hope is one thing, expectations are another. Many Baby Boomers had a lot of hope that The Fresh President would really truly try to bring change to government in D.C. I had my doubts. It started when he broke a big promise that he made early in his campaign. The promise was that he would run a campaign using public funds. Oh he used public funds alright, as soon as Obama tapped the web-funding, the federal funded campaign promise was toast. He went direct to the public and tapped their wallets. The Fresh President made some early errors, appointing cronies and insiders to high cabinet posts. But Obama was new and the pressure was on, he didn't have the time that other presidents had to properly vet some of his appointees. Yeah, right. It takes him four tries to get a Commerce Secretary because of financial problems and internal wrangling. Business as usual. You can't live in the same neighborhood as Rolland Burris and Rod Blagoevich and five other governors who have been charged with crimes while in office and not learn the ropes. Now he has rolled out his stimulus package for "middle Americans." So far I have seen one thing that will impact this middle American. I might get $50 more a month in my paycheck. Woo-hoo, as soon as gas gets back to $4 a gallon, that disappears quickly. Like most Baby Boomers, I'm up-to-date on my mortgage, I'm not underwater on the value of my house, I don't have student loans, I don't have car payments, I won't be buying a house. $50 a month. It's Over. Time to Ben Dover.
- I Live in a Colored State; Therefore I Won’t be Voting Nothing has changed regarding my decision not to vote for president, since I live in a colored state. Firmly colored. My vote doesn't matter. As a matter of fact, the last few weeks have solidified my decision. Neither candidate has said anything other than "maverick, maverick, maverick" or "change, change, change." I'm really pissed at the negative campaign distortions by both parties. So my colored state will remain firmly red. Yes, I plan to vote. I have a few local candidates I want to vote against. But because I live in a fully colored state, my vote for president doesn't matter one little whit. Unless you live in one of these states where the election is still a toss up, your vote doesn't matter either. Ohio Nevada North Carolina Missouri West Virginia Florida Indiana. Because of the electoral college, there are no more landslides. There are only stateslides. Candidates are measured by the number of states that voted for them. We don't even get to pick the electors. Here's a map indicating that my state doesn't have nearly as much clout as those itty-bitty states up in the upper right hand corner. Obama barely set a toe in Kentucky. Same with McCain. We're in the bag for McCain. My state is so firmly red that it doesn't make any difference if independents vote. None. Why should I bother to vote for president? Don't tell me I can't complain if I don't vote for president. That's not a good enough reason. Abandon the electoral college? No. Not yet. But we're close. When Bush lost the popular votes but the Florida Secretary of State declared Florida for Bush, the electors gave him the office. For those of us in the colored states it's pretty much a lost cost to cast a ballot for President. Yeah that looks about right - it's a freakin' mess. I think there's a better way. But the way we pick our presidents will never change. I'm OK with that, just don't expect me to vote as long as I live in a colored state.
- Dead Presidents. Dead Presidents-Elect. Dead… Take out your Civics book class and turn to Amendment. That's right after Civil Service and You. Since the whacko nut jobs are coming out of the woodwork, and McCain is old, it pays to be reassured that if the unthinkable happens and the man who we want as President dies, the Constitution has it covered. Part of the 20th Amendment and the 25th Amendment come into play. But not really so the whole thing falls to Congress! Remember: we don't elect the President/Vice President. We elect electors who elect the President. That happens on November 4th and probably for a couple weeks after because of voting machine hack/malfunction/fraud. Preferred timetable: November 4, voters elect electors. December 15, the Electoral College meets and they decides who will run our government. January 6, Congress meets and certifies the Electoral College. January 20, the President is sworn in and takes over. Scenario 1: Election held, Electoral College elects President, President dies before January 20. Resolution: Vice-president is sworn in as President. Scenario 2: Election held, winner of popular vote dies before December 20. Resolution: Feces hits fan. There's no federal law that mandates how electors must cast their votes; theoretically, if the candidate to whom they were pledged dies and their party has not made a preferred successor clear, electors can vote for their party's VP candidate, a third-party candidate, or a leading preconvention contender within their own party. In summary: it will be one borked up mess if the President-elect dies before the Electoral College meets. Seems to me the smart thing is to lock the winner of the popular vote up at Camp David until December 15.