Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Politics Of Politics

I often make remarks when things rub me the wrong way and although I may not always be right, I always have an opinion. This particular tenet would fall into the category of freedom of speech. Politics, like religion, is always a volatile subject, but then again, everyone has their own particular soapbox with which one can expound. I regularly make remarks about things in the news, especially when I see things I either don't like or don't agree with.

The current political rhetoric has the media pundits giving their own biased opinions as to whose campaign ads are more derisive, with the term "race card" often used both for and against each candidate. 

While watchinMSNBC this morning, the current Obama-McCain mudslinging was the topic of discussion, especially with the newest McCain propaganda comparing Britney Spearsand Paris Hilton with Obama. My personal feeling is the ad was not very well thought out and there are many other points that could have been addressed.

That said, the next item that came up was a video made by rapper and Obama supporter, Ludacris. This video is currently running on You Tube.


Compare this video to the current McCain ad and make your own conclusions.

Isabella, a golden retriever, has come to the rescue and adopted three white tiger cubs whose mother abandoned them at a zoo in Kansas. Isabella had recently weaned her puppies and when presented the kittens, she did what mothers do, cleaning, nursing a caring for the tiger kittens.

Judging from the size of the kittens, it won't be long before they outgrow their current step-mom, who will, I'm sure soon start feeling the kitten's claws. In the interim, the kittens will have time to grow and stabilize.


I don't know if I told you but, I play games (don't go there) on a site known as Club Pogo. There's a bunch of games to play and I dabble in all of them. Yesterday, as I was playing one of the games, I noticed everyone chatting using the usual computer speak and I started using some of the common acronyms one sees on a daily basis. Someone would write "r u winning, lol?" and I'd respond "No, NFL, CIO $20 2 the IRS." Then I'd get a "?". I spent about twenty minutes doing that and by the time I left the site, I'm sure everyone thought I was from another planet.

The Pictures: The world of birds....some of my favorite pictures of beautiful birds from around the planet (and a few from other areas).

This Date In History: 1777; The Continental Congress appoints the Marquis de Lafayette, a French volunteer soldier, a major general in the Continental Army at the age of 19. 1790; The new U.S. Patent Office gives Samuel Hopkins the first U.S. patent for his process for making potash and pearl ashes.

1919; Germany adopts the Weimar Constitution, which provides the basis for government in the country until Adolf Hitler seizes power in 1933. 1941; German field marshall Hermann Goring send a directive to Nazi security director Reynhard Heydrich, ordering him to prepare a "final solution to the Jewish question"; the extermination of the Jews.

1975; Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the Teamsters union, is reported missing. Although his body has never been found, he is believed to have been kidnapped and murdered.

Birthdays: Jean Dubuffet, painter (1901), Milton Friedman, economist, (1912), Primo Levi, Italian novelist, essayist and scientist (1919), Evonne Goolagong Cawley, tennis player (1951).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A woman took her dog to the vet. She told him, "I think my dog is dead." The vet laid the dog on the table, reached down and took a cat out of a box.The cat walked all around the dog, observing and sniffing and the dog didn't move. The vet turned to the woman and said, "Yes, your dog is dead."

The woman sadly said to the vet with a sigh, "How much do I owe you?" The vet replied, "That will be $245." The woman exclaimed, "$245? For what?" The vet said, "$45 for the office visit and $200 for the cat scan."

Aging Mildred was a 93 year old woman who was particularly depondent over the recent death of her husband. She decided that she would kill herself and join him in death. Thinking that it would be best to get it over quickly, she decided to shoot herself in the heart.

Not wanting to miss the vital organ and become a burden to society, she called the doctor's office to inquire exactly where the heart was located. The doctor said, "On a woman, the heart would be just below the left breast.

Later that night, Mildred was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her left knee.


That's it for today my little moon pies. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

Jimmy Your Killing me here, Loved the jokes!

lurkynat said...

dear Jimmy,
Geeeeee Jimmy I'm worried abotu that dog!:( I mean it's fascinating and all but those guys are gonna' suck the life outta' the dog real soon!
Where will the babies go?huh?
and I love the birds!

ksquester said...

RC cola and moon pies...........ah yes, I remember them well!  I got a kick out of your acronyms.  Anne

rjsisti said...

Here I was relaxing enjoying my dinner and a glass of Merlot when it dawned on me that I missed checking your daily Entry!  So, I dashed to my computer!

OMIG, did you ever think you would influence a woman that way????? hmmmm!  LOL

Hugs, Rose

lsfp1960 said...

I think this politcal race is the scariest ever.  Even though I've always been what you might call a conservative Republican, I'm not even sure John McCain has the experience to run our country. And Obama, is like you mentioned just a beginner in the political scene.  We can't vote for a candidate based purely on the color of their skin, or how handsome they are.  We must look at their whole political background and their stand on issues.  We are not voting for 8th grade class president for Pete's sake. So..I really dread this election and the outcome....I hope not but I think this country may be in deep trouble.  
It never fails to amaze me when I read of "super moms' in the animal world. Isabella should be one of the contenders for "MaMa of the Year" award.  Linda in Washington state  

midwestvintage said...

 Personally I am 100% with you on Obama.  Not that I am a McCain fan either but at least he is patriotic.  


midwestvintage said...

PS, I got a hoot about the pogo talk.   I don't usually chat with anyone but if I did I think I will try that.


salemslot9 said...

my Dad was a Teamster
he met Jimmy Hoffa

jmorancoyle said...

    My bet is that you weren't bothered too much after that NFL/IRS joke. I like playing games online, too. There are times when I'm looking for a conversation, and there are times when I just want to play invisibly.

plieck30 said...

Awww the tiger cubs are so pretty. Yeah Club Pogo is quite addiciting. Paula

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