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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dunkin' Al-Qaeda !

This morning I've decided to declare that people have officially lost their minds. Yes it is true.

Some people believe that the face of terrorism is none other than that American hater Rachael Ray.
And she is in cahoots(first time I've ever written cahoots) with, yes, Dunkin' Donuts.

I'll give you a moment to stop laughing.

I'm not kidding. Read it for yourself,

Dunkin' Donuts pulls Rachael Ray ad over scarf debate

People are losing their minds. The article above mentions that Rachael Ray is wearing a black and white scarf. Some people (crazies, morons, and fear mongers) believe that a black and white scarf is a sign saying, "America must die!"

In Chicago a black and white scarf is a sign that you are either cold, a White Sox fan, or an arrogant out of work actor. In Chicago we think you are a terrorist when you pilot a jet into a building, or you wear a vest of explosives, or you send out videos actually saying, "America must die!"

Have we as a country become so afraid of terrorists that we think Dunkin' Donuts has recruited Rachael Ray to take over America? I would think that Emeril Lagasse would be a more logical choice. He is always saying, "BAM!"

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Where's The Beef? Where's The Fat?

I think it was about 10 or 15 years ago the whole country and world thought there was too much fat in our food. Everyone was getting too fat. The powers to be said, CUT THE FAT!

And they did. Restaurants started cutting the fat. Foods were being prepared with less fat.
Wrongly, often held up as an example to the world for why people are fat, McDonald's started making burgers with less fat.

End result, GOOD-BYE FLAVOR.

And because McDonald's made "healthier" hamburgers every other restaurant that makes hamburgers followed suit.

I haven't had a decent hamburger in a restaurant in about 10 or 15 years.

Guess what?

People are still getting fat. Hell, I was fat before and I'm still fat now. Fat in food was not making people fat. People were making themselves fat. They always have and they always will.
Those who want to get thin, will. They will eat right and exercise appropriately. And those with medical reasons can seek the help of a doctor for help. Like the doctors at Vista Family Medicine, but I digress.

What am I trying to say?

I want the fat back.

I had a hamburger at my mom's house yesterday and it was delicious. It was juicy and thick and grilled with cheese. It was a Ploch Burger and it was good. And the plate they were served on was filled with grease.

I'm tired of paying for hamburgers that taste like cardboard. Emeril Lagasse always says, "fat is flavor".

Bring back the flavor.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Out With The Old, In With The New

Sorry about my lack of posts of late. I've been looking for a compassionate Burma government official to talk to and got rerouted to New Orleans. But that's not what I'm writing about today.

I want to return to who supporting John McCain. A few weeks ago I wrote about McCain's, sought after endorser, John Hagee (READ HERE). My brother posted an article that had been in the news where McCain rejects the endorsement of Hagee. Here is part of what McCain said about Hagee.

"I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them,'' McCain said of Hagee's lately revealed words. "I did not know of them before Rev. Hagee's endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.

This is political crapola. Watch here again how happy he was to be endorsed by Hagee.

No problem. McCain, like all good leaders, has a backup. His backup bigot is Pastor Rod Parsley. CLICK HERE to view this hate monger. If Islamics didn't hate Americans before, Pastor Parsley is sure to have stirred the pot. He speaks of hate, plain and simple. He wants all Americans to fear all non-Christians, especially Islamics.

Here is how McCain described Pastor Parsley.
"one of the truly great leaders in America, a moral compass, a spiritual guide."

Of course by the time you read this I'm sure McCain will have rejected the endorsement of this fine God fearing man. Or should I just say fearing man?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Please forgive me today. I am shamelessly plugging an event my wife is involved with.

My wife has volunteered for the "Field of Dreams" Telethon Executive Lock-Up for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The MDA is one of those organizations that actually does what they set out to do, help people. Which is a refreshing thought these days.

My wife is asking for people to donate money to help the MDA help others. When I say help I mean HELP. They provide, free of charge, medical support, emotional support, wheelchairs, braces, week long summer camps, and research towards a cure. Did I mention they do this all for free?

I grew up with the support of the MDA. They provided my brother and I wheelchairs, wheelchair repairs, medical clinics, and summer camp. Camp is where other kids with MD related disabilities would go for a week and feel normal. We played sports, swam, rode horses, went boating, got silly, got stupid, made friends, fell in love. All in one week.

The sad part of camp was that you never knew if your friend from last year would return the next. I grew up knowing about death. So many friends I knew for only a few weeks. It is sad, but it is true. MD makes you weak. Simple colds can turn into pneumonia and then that could end up killing a weak child, teenager, or adult.

The best part of camp is that even though I no longer go, so many people in my life are people I met at camp. I met my wife there, her brothers, my friends Ann Marie and Keri were in my wedding as was my best man. I found myself there too.

I had a brother that died because of complications related to MD. I was very young and only know him through pictures. It's weird knowing you had another brother, but don't remember him.

I am asking you to help my wife help this great organization. I might ask you again in the future. I ask because I know there are others coping with this disease that need the help of the MDA.

Thank you for your support.
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Thursday, May 08, 2008

You Want To Help, But...

The more I read about the Burma cyclone the more frustrated I get. Tens of thousands of people are dead. Tens of thousands of people are feared dead. The living have no safe food or water. The worst part is the Burma government is stopping the helpers from helping. All I can do is share information I have.

The following is from

In the wake of a massive cyclone, tens of thousands of Burmese are dead. More than 40,000 are missing. A million are homeless.

But what's happening in Burma is not just a natural disaster—it's also a catastrophe of bad leadership.

Burma's brutal and corrupt military junta failed to warn the people, failed to evacuate any areas, and suppressed freedom of communication so that Burmese people didn't know the storm was coming when the rest of the world did. Now the government is failing to respond to the disaster and obstructing international aid organizations.

Humanitarian relief is urgently needed, but Burma's government could easily delay, divert or misuse any aid. Today the International Burmese Monks Organization, including many leaders of the democracy protests last fall, launched a new effort to provide relief through Burma's powerful grass roots network of monasteries—the most trusted institutions in the country and currently the only source of housing and support in many devastated communities. Click below to help the Burmese people with a donation and see a video appeal to Avaaz from a leader of the monks:

Giving to the monks is a smart, fast way to get aid directly to Burma's people. Governments and international aid organizations are important, but face challenges—they may not be allowed into Burma, or they may be forced to provide aid according to the junta's rules. And most will have to spend large amounts of money just setting up operations in the country. The monks are already on the front lines of the aid effort—housing, feeding, and supporting the victims of the cyclone since the day it struck. The International Burmese Monks Organization will send money directly to each monastery through their own networks, bypassing regime controls.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

No Gay Parade Scheduled In Burma Mr. Hagee

I was reading about the devastating news out of Burma, officially Myanmar.
(I chose to call it Burma as that was the democratic name before the military took over.)
This morning the death tolls are estimated at over 50,000 people. The cyclone has done tremendous damage and the world is on the way to help.

This disaster got me thinking about my new friend John Hagee,can I call you J-Hag?. J-Hag is a personal friend of God himself. He knows God so well, he often speaks for Him. He told us that hurricane Katrina was sent to New Orleans because God was upset with a planned gay parade there. That makes sense.

So I figured the cyclone that hit Burma must have been done so for similar reasons. I did a Google on "Gay parades in Burma". Apparently, there were no parades scheduled, but maybe there was an impromptu parade we didn't hear about. Gays can be very spontaneous with their pride.

Maybe just maybe, J-Hag, is an ass. People of his ilk irritate me on so many levels. I despise when people use God to justify their small minded hatreds. If you follow their own logic of God, their logic fails them.

J-Hag believes God is perfect.
I think all people of faith would agree on this point.
God created all living things.
Again, all in favor say, "I".
Why would God want to destroy something He created? That would be an error on God and we just all agreed God is perfect.

So J-Hag, God wouldn't send hurricanes or cyclones, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods, terrorists, flying toasters or Paris Hilton to destroy or punish anyone or anything He created.

Bad things happen to good and bad people. God just wants us to love each other and help when the bad things happen. God will punish or reward us when we see Him.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

McCain Has Hagee On His Face

Yesterday I pleaded with the media to move on from the non-story of Obama's former pastor Rev. Wright. One of my regulars, Bill, his real name, pointed out something I was unaware of.

It is difficult for me to be unaware of something. I am online 16 hours a day, working and often browsing news sites. Many sites. Plus, for five hours of my morning I have the TV on the news. If there is something being covered with veracity, like Obama's pastor, I'm going to, at least, be aware of a subject.

Bill, still his real name, posted this;

...what about John McCain and John Hagee? There is a relationship that needs some more media coverage. If anyone reading this is not familiar with John Hagee do a little homework on him and then reflect back on the Obama/Wright media coverage.

I had never heard of John Hagee, never. Yet, I know Rev. Wright served in the Marines and eventually helped care for President Johnson, his favorite color is yellow, he enjoys playing Boggle, and makes a wicked pepper and egg sandwich.

After I Googled John Hagee I was shocked. Not by his beliefs, because he is free to believe whatever he chooses. I've heard his type of venom stupidity before and just kind of shook my head. I was shocked that the mainstream media didn't pounce on this pre-Scopes Trial baboon after he endorsed John McCain and John McCain welcomed his endorsement with non-homosexual open arms, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Well Bill, if that is your real name. I'm am now aware of John Hagee. And this blog will not forget to remind the world that his hatred of all humans not like him, fat, scared, and rich, exists.

To the blog cave!
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Monday, May 05, 2008

Wright or Wrong Can We Please Move On?

Everybody has a skeleton in their closet, right?
Well, that's what the mainstream media wants everybody to believe. The Democratic race was going along so well. The media was so in love with Obama. They knew Clinton's skeleton, Bill. Nothing new there unless Monica has been around.

The media was making Obama too perfect. They needed to find some dirt on him because this was becoming too easy. And as we all know the media loves to build people up, just so they can knock them down. Kind of like when kids throw a ball up in the air so they can hit it with a bat. Obama was the new ball. But, when it was time to hit the ball the media was missing. And that makes them mad.

The media has a formula for tearing people down, but Obama was breaking their rules. They couldn't use race for two reasons. One, the media fears being called racist and secondly Obama isn't an angry black man. The media couldn't use drugs on Obama because he had already written about his past in a book. He's happily married and no interns have been working late so the sex angle wouldn't work.

So the media's next avenue is to find distractions on the fringe. Bingo! Well, more like Bing. The media discovered Obama's former pastor was an angry black man. Keep in mind Rev. Wright has NO official ties to Obama, yet the media is trying to get him to stick to Obama like a piece of duct tape.

Forget the fact that Obama has made it VERY CLEAR that Rev. Wright's views and beliefs are not shared by him in any way, the media can't let go.

The media reminds me of my son when he keeps repeating a question,

"Can I watch Pirates of the Caribbean?", "'No."
"Can I watch Pirates of the Caribbean?", "'No."
"Can I watch Pirates of the Caribbean?", "'No."
"Can I watch Pirates of the Caribbean?", "'No."
"Can I watch Pirates of the Caribbean?", "'No."

But instead it's,

"Do you agree with Rev. Wright?", "No."
"Do you agree with Rev. Wright?", "No."
"Do you agree with Rev. Wright?", "No."
"Do you agree with Rev. Wright?", "No."
"Do you agree with Rev. Wright?", "No."

Can we just move on to the important stuff again? Please. Like,

What's your plan to deal with skyrocketing gas prices?
What's your plan to deal with skyrocketing gas prices?
What's your plan to deal with skyrocketing gas prices?
What's your plan to deal with skyrocketing gas prices?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Does She Like Her Coffee The Way She Likes Her Future President?

And others call Obama an elitist. How can Clinton relate to average Americans when she has no idea how to get a cup of coffee. I'd like to see all the politicians pull up to the pump and try to fill the tank with gas. Filling the tank might not be to hard, but paying for it would or should open their eyes.

Personally, I've always thought government official's salaries should be equal to the average American's salary. All politicians are too separated from those they represent.

If they had to do and pay like the rest of us they would govern a little more effectively.