September 30, 2008

Here He Comes To Save The Day!

This made me giggle when I read it.

NEW YORK — Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to push for a change in the city's term-limits law and run for another four years, a person who has been briefed on the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned independent has long been a staunch supporter of the term-limits law but had hinted in recent months that he'd be willing to overturn the measure.


Apparently he is a STAUNCH supporter of anything that doesn't get in the way of what he wants to do. And what he wants to do is keep the job of Mayor.

Well Mr. Bloomberg, all you have to do is convince enough of the populace that New York City NEEDS you.  It will never survive without you.  Piece of cake - start calling everyone who disagrees with you a racist.  That should get you all the votes you need.  

Remember Gentle Readers: A Liberal by any other name still wants to be in charge so he can tell you what's best. 

Yes, I think giggling is in order.  If New York decides to let him get away with it, then derisive laughter is next on the agenda. 

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I Begin To Think There's a Conspiracy Afoot

In an ongoing effort to completely ignore the screams of

The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling!
Run Away! Run Away! ***

*** I have begun to hear the sounds of coconuts clashing together.

The major news outlets are jumping on top of each other to tell us exactly how and when the world will end... not to mention how we're supposed to feel about it.

I'm not listening... so I'm actively looking for other interesting items to read.  That's when I came across this story.

MI6 photos "sold on Ebay"

A camera sold on Ebay contained photos and confidential records of MI6 terror suspects, according to newspaper reports.

Photographs, fingerprints and confidential documents relating to suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists were allegedly found in the memory of the second-hand Nikon Coolpix camera, which was bought on the auction site for only £17.


From official documents left on trains to cameras with secret data to MI6 using facebook to recruit new spies...

Always nice to know the spies are on top of their game, keeping the world safe from terrorists... Or is that keeping the terrorists safe from the world?   Hard to tell.

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September 29, 2008

Big Party the Night Before?

Planes circle isle after controller overslept

ATHENS (Reuters) - Two airplanes due to land on the Greek island of Lesbos had to circle above the Aegean sea for more than half an hour because an air traffic controller overslept, police said Monday.


You know, there are days when I oversleep.  So far, I haven't managed to leave anyone hanging around waiting for me to get to work... not so far.

Police said the controller, who was not named, would be suspended for a few days.


Ah well, alrighty then. 

Remind me to take a boat if I ever go to the Greek Isles.  I might be wrong, but I don't see a few days suspension to be quite the deterrent I would expect for leaving a couple of planes hanging about waiting to land. 

Silly of me to have no confidence after such a minor incident.  

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Welcome To The People's Republik of Chicago

Daley proposes that ballpark-area bars cut off alcohol sales

"You can drink as much beer for seven innings as you want," Daley said. "It's not going to cost them any business. They made enough money all year, I'm sorry. We're just talking about common sense."

Asked what he would tell business owners who fear a loss of business, Daley replied, "I'll have somebody buy their place tomorrow. . . . If you've been drinking for five hours and you're laying on the floor, don't give that person another beer."


So Daley is playing God in the city again.  I love how he just states that they've made "enough money"... says who Richie?  Who died and put you in charge of a business  owners income?  When did you get to arbitrate how much money a business owner can make? 

All you small business owners in Chicago better keep an eye on this. If he does it now, he can do it other times.  He can pull out the "you make enough money" for just about anyone with an income!  

I think every bar owner made to stop sales for 2 hours should send the City of Chicago a bill matching the 2 hours prior to the closure.  That's how much money they will be losing.  Period.  If the City wants to impose a ban that they don't impose on any other business - then they can pay for it.

As for this:

If you've been drinking for five hours and you're laying on the floor, don't give that person another beer


That is NOT what you are proposing.  You aren't talking about people who are on the floor drunk.  You're talking about cutting off everyone, no matter what they've had to drink.  You're talking about taking business away from bar owners. 

So, when does the hammer and sickle start flying over the city?  Just wondering.

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This Is The Way to Start The Day

Email from young son - he's back in Germany.  Done with the Iraq tour. 

Of course, he has leave all planned, but since we are dealing with the Army, it's possible those plans will change. Still awaiting word on that.  Ho-hum.

I'll take it - out of the war zone is good.

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September 26, 2008

Someone Needs to be Smacked

I'm not sure who, but it's an office person in my doctor's office.

Last Monday I had a regular checkup appointment with my doctor.  There have been multiple issues (nothing to do with my doctor but with all the office stuff).  Suffice it to say, I like my doctor, but her staff, although polite enough face to face, needs a lesson in manners.

In deference to those who could care less, I'm putting the rest below the fold so you can skip it if you want to.  Personally I wouldn't blame you, it's not exactly a scintillating story.

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We Need Large Friendly Green Letters

I think Arthur C Clark is quite right.

Douglas Adams' use of "don't panic" was perhaps the best advice that could be given to humanity.


Don't Panic!

Before you go haring off to your bank and pulling all your money out to stick in a box under your bed. 

Read this first.

Let's get a grip.  The world hasn't ended.  At least I haven't seen any Vogon ships yet, so let's all chill and have a jynnan tonnyx.

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September 25, 2008

BTW

It never rained today and it's still not raining now.

As I keep saying... they can't get the daily forecast right only 12 hours in advance.  Please don't try to make me believe they know what will happen to our weather and our temperatures a few years from now. 

I'm not buyin'


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They Aren't Alvin

Or maybe they are. 

Earlier today I tweeted:

did you know that chipmunks "chirp"... annoyingly and incessantly.


If you remember Alvin and the Chipmunks or even Chip and Dale - you may have thought the high pitched voices either cute or annoying. This depended on how susceptible you were to high pitched grating voices making you feel like there were ants marching in jack-boots up and down your nerves.

As a kid I found them hilarious and loved the voices.  As an adult, I never thought about it until I moved out here to the wilds of Massachusetts.

We have many chipmunks here.  Let me repeat that with emphasis... we have MANY chipmunks here. 

In the spring and fall their little corpses litter the road as they go darting out in front of cars thus meeting an untimely end.  When my husband and I walk at night, we must use the flashlight to scan the road and make sure we won't be stepping on any chipmunk remains.  It begins to resemble a fur-lined road.

One thing about chipmunks is - they chirp.  The little rat bastards will sit and chirp for hours and hours.  Nothing seems to deter this behavior for more than the space of a few minutes. 

If they are in a spot that is accessible (in other words I can walk up to it) they dart into a rock crevice when you get within 2 feet of them, but as soon as you leave the vicinity they're right back at the chirping again. If you decide not to leave, they'll take up the chirping about 50 feet away.   Most of the time they're in the woods where they can't be seen... but they can be heard.

Hours and hours they will go on.  I need to rent a feral cat I think - if I could persuade it to hang out around my house and in the yard, I bet that would take care of it.  Short of this - cat eat chipmunk scenario I appear to be stuck trying not to listen to their little chirps.

Air guns have been discussed, but being lazy, I haven't bought one yet.  Ah, life in the country.  

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September 24, 2008

Forecast Goodness

I have this little gadget on my homepage called Live Weather.  It gives you the current temp with a mini-forecast from Weather Bug. 

Friday's forecast says:

Rain in the morning...then showers in the afternoon.


Description brought to you by Rob McKenna - Rain God from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (for the clouds want "to be near Him, to love Him, to cherish Him and to water Him")

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