Archive for August, 2008

Palin a “Trophy” VP and Enough of John Edwards..

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Oh, yay, John Edwards is going to come out of hiding and speak at Hofstra University in NY on Sept 8. Elizabeth had originally planned to be with him but has since changed her mind. Smart lady.

Don’t get me wrong. I used to like John Edwards, even though I got tired of hearing how poor he used to be. Has anybody bothered to see how UNpoor he is now? His damn estate is so large you have to look at it from an aerial view.

Here is the reason I’m pissed off, and it has nothing to do with politics. Had the shoe been on the other foot and Elizabeth had been running for president, I think she would have stepped down the moment she learned her husband had cancer. She would have wanted to be by his side during chemo. She would have been at every doctor’s visit, and she would have been studying things like nutrition and looking into every wellness program under the sun.

That’s how women do things. If we get stressed out, we eat too much chocolate or buy more shoes than we’ll ever wear, but we don’t normally race out and have an affair and spend months lying about it. 

Frankly, I can’t think of one thing John Edwards has to say that I want to hear.

Okay, now I’ll have my political say on John McCain and probably piss off everybody, but would someone tell me why he chose Sarah what’s-her-face for his vice president? Did you see the interview where she was sitting in a chair wanting to know what exactly a vice president does? I’m thinking, “Uh oh, that doesn’t sound so good.” Maybe there’s a book out there titled, “Vice President for Dummies.”

Bad enough McCain dumped wife number one for a trophy wife — Cindy McCain is 17 years younger — now he’s chosen a trophy vice president. If he’s hoping to appeal to women voters who stood behind Hillary Clinton, he made a bad mistake. Sarah is no Hillary.

That’s my opinion for what it’s worth.

Let’s Get Dead Serious a Minute

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

 

Okay, this has been all over the news so I’m sure everybody has seen it…  There is a death row inmate, Richard Cooey, claiming he’s too fat to be executed. 

 

No, this is for real.  I don’t make these things up.  Check out chicagotribune.com and you’ll get the whole story, but the gist of it is that the executioners would have a hard time finding a vein in all that flab, and it might screw up the lethal injection cocktail.  Also, this guy takes a drug for migraine headaches that “experts” fear would get in the way of him being anesthetized.

 

The bottom line in the argument is that, unless the condemned person is anesthetized, he is likely to feel a shitload of pain when the lethal injection kicks in.  Sort of like the pain his victims felt, two young women he raped and murdered in 1986.

 

You know, I used to be 100% against the death penalty.  That is, until I had children and saw what some people did to children.  Until I learned that these monsters felt no remorse for what they did to the children or the families of those children.  And then I realized that ALL victims feel pain and fear before their lives are taken, not just little children.

 

I would never sit on a jury in a case seeking the death penalty, but I am tired of hearing about the rights of the condemned because guess what, his victim has lost all rights.  Remember Natalie Holloway?  She wanted to be a doctor.  Think of the difference she could have made in our world!   So many victims; so many lost dreams.

 

I think Richard Cooey should go on a diet.  Maybe he could be the next Jenny Craig spokesperson.  And what about exercise?  Aren’t these guys given an hour of free time in the exercise yard?  I’m pretty sure they have TV.  Maybe Richard should turn to one of those early morning exercise programs.  Maybe he should give up bread and dessert.

 

Guess what, Richard?  You’ve lived 12 years longer than the women you killed.  Stop whining.

 

Boycotting the Olympics

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, but I was not happy to see that the Olympics were going to be held in China. This has to do with human rights violations, their connections with Sudan, and how they’ve treated the Tibetans. The poor Dahli Llama who has done nothing but promote peace now lives in exile. Why pick on him? He’s always smiling. He even has a good sense of humor, which I have found truly lacking in our won government. I was annoyed that Bush gave a speech at the opening ceremonies. But what could Bush do? We owe China so much money that it would kill us if they insisted we immediately pay off the debt. Anyway, I boycotted the Olympics in my home. It’s not like a made impact since I’m the only one who lives here, but I tried to do my part. For what it was worth.

Color me Dumbass

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Okay, how was I supposed to know there was a place in Russia called Georgia?  I took American history in high school and college.  So you can imagine my surprise when I heard Russia had attacked Georgia.  I’m like, “Holy hell, why would ANYONE attack Georgia!”  Unless some country has run out of red clay which Georgia has plenty of.  Or mobile homes.  There are a lot of mobile homes in Georgia, but we have just as many here in South Carolina.  I’ve since learned there is a place called Georgia in Russia so we’re all safe for now.  It’s important to know your geography, folks.