Monday, June 2, 2008

I Got A Case Of The Monday Blues

Friday's journey into AREA 51 took me to Lakes Cafe and Pub for the Karaoke show. I stopped by to pick up my pal Emilio, had a cocktail and we arrived at Lakes Cafe around 11:00. Owners Richard and Danny had a full house and the party was in full swing.

My pal Gipsy was there and in great voice. She performed several songs along with many other very talented singers that were in attendance. We partied until late and although I don't know the exact time that I arrived home, suffice to say that the newspaper was on my doorstep.

The Democratic National Committee met this weekend to resolve the outstanding question of what to do about the Florida and Michigan delegates. A series of rhetorical case presentations from all camps took up most of Saturday. At the end of the day, the committee decided to seat all the delegates and give them one half vote each. The Florida split was Clinton, 105 delegates and Obama, 67 delegates. The Michigan split was Clinton 69 delegates and Obama 59 delegates. The end result of their decision will solve nothing and this dilemma will wind up in front of the credentials committee late this summer, leaving the democratic party to flounder in the interim.

I feel that the democratic rules for nominating their candidates are inane and chaotic at best and need to be revised. That said, if the rules state that the state primaries should be in a specific order and said states(s) are arrogant and stupid enough to violate the rules, then said state(s) should not be allowed to seat representatives.

By seating the Florida and Michigan delegates, the message received is that you can run a theoretical traffic light, receive a ticket for same and the case will be thrown out of court. If the democrats win the white house, it will be by default, due to the fact that eight years ago, the republicans put an idiot in the white house.

Barack Obama finally resigned from the racist Trinity United Church of Christ this weekend, a move he should have made the moment the bombastic Jeremiah Wright ran off at the mouth. In the latest incident, Michael Pfleger, a white Catholic priest, made racist remarks about Hillary Clinton, receiving a standing ovation from the mostly black congregation. My thinking is that Obama would resign from his own family if he thought it would help him become president  

The Cat's Ass Trophy had one nomination which was made by me. The nominee and winner of the CAT Award is Michelle Malkin, a conservative Fox news pundit for her rude and publicity-seeking remarks about Food Networks star, Rachel Ray. While I have no particular feelings for, or issues with, Rachel Ray, I do take issue when an asshole like Michele Malkin and her ghost-writing, tree-planting husband, Jesse Malkin, make disparaging remarks about someone.

The Pictures: It's raining cats and dogs.

This Date In History: 1883; President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, a family friend 27years his junior, becoming the first president married in the White House. 1946; Italians vote to replace the country's monarchy with a republic, leading to the abdication of King Humbert II. 1953: Queen Elizabeth II is coronated in Westminster Abbey, after succeeding her father, George VI, to the throne the previous year. 1957; Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev, interviewed on CBS's "Face The Nation", declares, "Your grandchildren will live under socialism.

Birthdays: Marquis de Sade, writer and degenerate (1740), Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (1840), Edward Elger, English composer (1857), Hedda Hopper, gossip columnist (1890), Johnny Weismuller, swimmer and actor (1904).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: From my pal, Garnett, I give the first installment of comedian George Carlin's New Rules:

Rule One: Stop sending me those pop-ups from! There's a reason I don't talk to people after 25 years and it's normally because I don't particularly like you. Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing these days - he's mowing my yard.

Rule Two: Don't eat anything served from a drive-through window unless you're a seagull. People are shocked that a human finger was found in a bowl of Wendy's chuli. Hey, it costs less than a dollar. What did you expect to find - trout?

Rule Three: Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about eyebrows: Do you have two of them? Ok, we're done!

Rule Four: There's no such thing as flavored water. That whole aisle of crap at the supermarket? Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want flavored water? Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt. That's flavored water!

Rule Five: Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't mean you're spiritual. You thought you were unique when you decided to put it above the crack of your ass. By the way, it translates to "beef with broccoli." The last thing spiritual you did was to pray that you weren't pregnant. Your not spiritual, your stoned.

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

Stay Tuned !


lsfp1960 said...

Your a little early today Jimmy.  Sorry to see you're feeling cranky. As usual, you gave me my mid-afternoon chuckle. Linda in WA

badge9408 said...

I like Rule # 4 but I  use Coronet VSQ, My father taught me to never ruin good Liker by ruining it with anything!!:-)


garnett109 said...

Tarzan was born in 1904 wow

ksquester said...

awwww, Marquis de Sade, well, sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me!   (just said that to see if you were paying attention!)  Anne

jmorancoyle said...

    I agree about Rachel Ray's scarf. It's as stupid as when that senator, and I don't care who he is or was, declared that Tinky Winky was gay because he was purple.
    As far as the Democrats are concerned, I think they were bullied into this. But then you know it couldn't stand after all the bitching about how Bush won the first election. Florida would have to count somewhere.
    Now as far as Father Pfleger is concerned. He's the Pastor of St. Sabina's church on the far southside here in Chicago. It is all black, and apparently his parishioners love him. He's an activist and he's always in the news. If he isn't protesting about liquor stores operating next to schools, it's about handguns and violence. He's highly regarded in some areas of the City, and he's a joke in other areas. I think his intentions are good. But he suffers from foot-in-mouth disease. Cardinal George has taken him to task several times over his antics. At least once a year he's been threatened that he would be removed from his church if he acts up again. I honestly think that his parishioners would revolt if he is removed, and I doubt anyone else would take that particular church. If nothing else, Father Pfleger is amusing. Honestly, I laughed my ass off when I saw him prancing around that church. He should have known it would cause the kind of backlash it has.
P.S.: I've lived in this area all of my life and I had never heard of Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ prior to this debacle.

jmorancoyle said...

    Now see. If nothing else pops up, we can nominate Father Pfleger for the next Cat's Ass trophy.

shrbrisc said...

I think the dnc made it clear they don't want hillary in office so her own party ran out on her makes me want to turn independant again ...

salemslot9 said...

I like white kitty/lady bug pic