Monday, July 14, 2008

Mondays Are A Pain In the..... !

Friday's trek to AREA 51 was enjoyable. I went to Lakes Cafe and Pub for the karaoke show, only to find the previous karaoke show host was emceeing in lieu of the regular host. It seems there was some sort of problem between management and the regular host and they parted ways. But, the show must and did go on and it was a lot of fun.

I particularly got a kick out of a covey of very young women who, along with the help of the "spirits", rendered several songs to a delighted audience. Safety in numbers seemingly being the factoring decision, I quit trying to count the number of girls onstage, but suffice to say the number neared one dozen. Talent notwithstanding, the enthusiasm displayed was enough to command thunderous applause after their song.

Every time I take my finger off the trigger some dickweed comes along to piss me off again. My cross hairs are currently targeted on the shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Company, makers of Budweiser beer. They have voted to sell the company to Belgium based InBev Sa, makers of Becks and Stella Artois beers, for 52 billion dollars. Although I have no issues with Belgium, the idea of selling a 150 year-old U.S. company to any foreign company rubs me the wrong way.

Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow passed away Saturday after a long bout with colon cancer. Unquestionably one of the best ever in that position, Mr. Snow was a witty and knowledgeable person and ofttimes stood up and tested the sometimes inane and irrelevant questions posed by some "reporters." I'm sure he'll have a similar position in heaven. Rest in Peace, Tony.

The Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award had three nominees last week. I nominated FEMA, for giving away 85 million dollars of supplies meant for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for its proposal to control the population of wild horses on public lands by euthanasia.

Gary, author of Old Woody's Boomer Page, nominated Theodore Pressman, who left his 85 year old father, Joseph, in a Suzuki automobile in the hot sun with the windows up. Joseph Pressman succumbed to the heat and died.

While the actions of FEMA and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are despicable at best, they are easy targets because they're part of the bureaucracy. The actions of Theodore Pressman go far beyond any semblance of care and logic. Anyone with any sense whatsoever would have known not to leave an 85 year old man in a car with the windows up. The CAT Award goes to Theodore Pressman.

The New Yorker Magazine has published a caricature of Barack and Michelle Obama on its newest cover. The Obama campaign is fuming and the New Yorker said it is a satirical lampoon.


I'm really getting tired of any news regarding the presidential campaigns. The mere fact that neither of the two candidates merit the office of president only makes matters worse.

The Pictures: Today's theme is "the final shot"...the last picture ever taken. Take a look!

This Date In History: 1099; In the First Crusade, a force of European Christians conquers the walled city of Jerusalem, massacring thousands of its inhabitants. 1789; In the pivotal event of the French Revolution, a Paris mob storms and captures the Bastille, a royal fortress that is the symbol of the "ancien regime." 1881; In Fort Sumner, New Mexico, Sheriff Pat Garrett shoots and kills outlaw William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, who escaped from his jail three months before.

1933; The German government, having given Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers, outlaws all political parties except the National Socialist or Nazi party. 1965; U.S. space probe Mariner 4 flies by Mars. On its mission the probe relays the first photographs from Mars back to Earth, which reveal the planet's cratered surface.

Birthdays: Woody Guthrie, folk singer (1912), Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States (1913), Ingmar Bergman, director (1915).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

My mailbox has been flooded with email concerning gas prices and/or illegal immigration; to boycott companies or not; to give amnesty to illegal immigrants or not.

Since I have become jaded to the various solutions proposed by the Democrats, Republicans, the Sierra Club, ACLU, NAACP, etc., I have elected to solve the problems as they affect me. My response solves both the gas problem and the illegal immigrant problem.

I have hired illegal immigrants to push my car. They're plentiful and cheaper than buying gas. Then, I pay them in Pesos so they have to go home to spend it.

A mother and her son are walking through a cemetery and pass by a headstone inscribed, "Here lies a good lawyer and an honest man." The little boy reads the tombstone, looks up at his mother and asks, "Mommy, why did they bury two men there?"

A blonde wanted to go ice fishing. She'd seen many books on it and after getting the necessary equipment, she headed out to go fishing.

After positioning her stool, she started to make a circularcut in the ice. Suddenly, from the sky, a voice boomed, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE."

The blonde looked to the heavens and cried out, Is that you, Lord?" The voice replied, "NO, THIS IS THE ICE SKATING RINK MANAGER."


That's it for today my little hamster dams. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


ksquester said...

Just another meatloaf Monday for me.  The martini helps.  Can you believe that I have never gone to a karaoke show or sung in one.  I'll have to put that on my bucket list.   Anne

lsfp1960 said...

I read that story about the man who left the 85 year old in the car....Bob keeps doing that to me, I wonder what I should do about it?  It sounds like you had an enjoyable Friday evening with lots of "eye candy" around.   Linda in sunny & warm Washington

garnett109 said...

Jim they did the same thing to the miller corp too I think, I think they sold it to a south african nation.
Took my nephew out for a couple of brews and a few games of pool and man this old dog is going to sit on the porch cause I can't run with them big dawgs no more!

rjsisti said...

I too was taken back about Budweiser!  Ugh!  The King of Beers being bought out by a company in Belgium.  Too bad we can't keep the $$$$ rolling in our own country!

Partaking of the spirits always creates beautiful voices!  I think I will write about that topic in the next entry in my Journal.

Again, I wait to thank you for the chuckle at the end of the day!  LOL

Hugs, Rose

bamawmn46 said...

Sounds like Area 51 ws enjoyable! Glad you had a great time!

I think it won't be long before the only Americans that own anything in the US will be the Catholic Church and Donald Trump. <sigh>

Have a good one!

shrbrisc said...

I agree and I pray for all the employees of the ah company now