Thursday, May 29, 2008

Panhandling - Will Write Journal For Money (or free) !

San Francisco is going to employ an idea aimed at ridding the streets of panhandlers. Currently in use in Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon, the idea is to use machines similar to parking meters to donate change to charities who aid and care for the homeless. Both Denver and Portland report a drop in the number of panhandlers on the city streets.

Although I feel for the plight of the homeless, I've seen too many signs and been approached by too many people who use panhandling as a business. If you doubt this, try asking a panhandler to lunch and watch him "crawfish" away.

                       

There's a conservative dickweed named Michelle Malkin, who raised hell about a Rachel Ray commercial for Dunkin' Donuts. Ray, the Food Network star, is seen wearing a paisley scarf which bears resemblance to a keffiyeh, the traditional headdress that Arab men wear.

                      

Malkin, a Fox News pundit, wrote in a recent column that the keffiyeh "has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian Jihad." She failed to mention that many non-terrorist Arab men also wear them. Dunkin' Donuts representatives responded that the scarf was selected by her stylist and that no symbolism was intended. Dunkin' Donuts did however, pull the advertisement from any upcoming airings.

Malkin, a "Filipino-American" (aren't we all), has been referred to as an "Asian Ann Coulter." She is married to Jesse Malkin, a former economist of the Rand Corporation. Jesse Malkin's photograph has been impossible to find on the Internet. His being married to Michelle may be an excellent indication as to why. It is rumored that her husband greatly affects and/or ghostwrites what she has to say.

                                    

                                              Michelle Malkin

While I'm certainly anti-terrorist, the moronic statement by Malkin suggesting that Rachel Ray is promoting terrorism is ridiculous at best. In an AOL poll of over 107,000 people, 92% agreed with that line of thinking.

Perhaps Malkin should spend more time planting trees in her husband's beloved Israel and less time worrying about Rachel Ray's attire. Could Ray's scarf be any worse than those Israeli beanies?

Today's Thought: OPEC sells oil to the United States for over $130 a barrel. The United States sells OPEC grain for $7 a bushel. My solution? Sell OPEC grain for $130 a bushel. What? You can't afford it? Tough shit, eat your oil !

The Pictures: Celebrities make a ton of money endorsing products and services. There's a good possibility, however, that you were not aware of some celebrity endorsements I discovered.

This Date In History: 1453; Ottoman forces under Sultan Muhammad II storm Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire. The empire falls and the city becomes the capital of the Ottoman Empire. 1790; Rhode Island becomes the 13th state. It is the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution. 1854; U.S. President Franklin Pierce signs the Kansas-Nebraska Act, creating two new territories. Settlers of the territories would determine the legality of slaveholding. 1953; New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal are the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.

Birthdays: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630), Patrick Henry, orator, statesman and leading patriot of the American Revolution (1736), Bob Hope, comedian and film actor (1903), John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1917), Al Unser, automobile racer (1939).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: As a public service, this journal author has investigated pregnancy and childbirth. The following are a series of questions and answers designed to assist you during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy - Part I

Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
A. No, 35 children is enough.

Q. When will my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
A. If it's the flu, you'll get better.

Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
A. Yes, your bladder.

Q. What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q. What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A. Childbirth.

Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
A. 'Cause you're fatter than they are.

Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A. So what's your question?

Q. What's the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman's husband knows what's good for him.

Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
A. Whatever she says, divided by two.

Q. My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you're pregnant.

That's it for today my little nutmegs. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

9 comments:

garnett109 said...

I'm with you on selling grain for 130 a bushel

lsfp1960 said...

Panhandling had become a serious issue here in my community.  Especially on freeway off ramps...it you were stopped for a red light, they would actually come up & knock on your window. Scary!  This last winter the town council outlawed it, now they've moved to another community in the county and are continuing to be agressive.  Social Services people are working with these folks, trying to get them off the streets and connected with services they need.  Most seem to be addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.  It's also rumored some are making a nice daily sum of cash~all tax free.  They will not come and mow your lawn or work in anyway for $$ even though most of their signs indicate they will.  No pregnancy for me...I've done my Patriotic duty! Thank you very much!  Linda in sort of sunny Washington  

nhd106 said...

Funny ads...and that RR stuff is just BS.

Nancy

frankandmary said...

I think the panhandling issue depends on where you live, & I am sure San Fran has many "business" ones, but in a small town like mine, in a very bad economy, most of the people doing so, are quite for real.
I don't like Ray, but murderous Jihad, nope.  I don't even think she could spell that. ~Mary

badge9408 said...

We don't see too many "Panhandlers" here, probably cause they would freeze to death in winter :-(, last nite we had a "Frost" and it looks like some people will be re-planting their gardens,

Hope all is going well!!!!


Gary,  

jmorancoyle said...

    And Tinky Winky is gay because he's purple. Ah, I remember pregnancy and child birth well. My husband's IQ dropped by 50 points. He couldn't do a damned thing right. Funny how smart he got once the baby was born and he was gone to work each day.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

midwestvintage said...

 My BIL is the only panhandler I see around.  Oh the politically correct, always a thorn in everyone's side.  Love the PG list.  I remember them well.

            Julie

lanurseprn said...

Remember "Will work for food" signs? My ex hubby used to offer those guys work and they always refused. ALWAYS.
Ridiculus about the scarf...sheesh!
Pam

shrbrisc said...

You know what people just need to get over their self I am so tired of having to live politically correct it is not a good thing it is a way for people to bully others and I am sick of it .. sorry it is tom and I really shouldn't be in public online or not lmao
hugs
Sherry