For some reason, I cannot upload pictures to my journal today, yet pictures are appearing. I think that there maybe someone who has hacked into my computer. I have run several spyware programs in an effort to ascertain what the problem is but so far, I haven't found anything.
My suspicions are that it's someone close to me and I have an idea who it is, but thus far, I have no proof. I have two clues that I'm working on. A clandestine message was sent to Possum S. Hemmingway (Shithead) via my cell phone asking him if the sender could meet him at Litter Box Area 51 this evening. I showed the message to Possum and he said he did not know who it was from, yet that same little female has been hanging around lately.
The second clue is that Possum had been watching a lot of Bush Beans commercials lately and he seems to be very interested in what Jay Bush's dog, Duke, has to say. I explained to Possum that Duke can't really talk and Possum said that I didn't know what I was talking about. I need to investigate this further! For those who care, I think Obamacare is just another attempt at socialized medicine. I do not care to accept a change to our current health care programs for a bill which doesn't even exist in the Senate. The House version has over 1,000 pages which most of congress have not read nor understand.
I certainly am not in favor of any bill which would cover anyone who is not an American citizen or does not have verifiable proof of legal residency and proof of registration with the Social Security Administration. When asked where he would get the funds to provide free universal health care coverage for all 43 million uninsured Americans, including the full 40% of whom simply did not bother to work last year, Obama boasted that he would cut Medicare and Medicaid by more than $500 billion, completely gutting those long-established programs.
Additionally, it proposes a panel of government-ordained "experts" to ration out health care to those they think deserve it most. Obama pulled no punches in pronouncing that his rationing police would have to take a long, hard look at "the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives who are are accounting for potentially 80% of the total health care bill out here."
I would like to see a worthy and well thought out national health care plan. Electronic record keeping, for example, would definitely expedite the care of patients and reduce the cost of insurance claims. It would insure that the poor and indigent community would have access to doctors and medicine, among other things.
What I will not stand for is to be hustled into a vague and poorly thought out health care plan so that Barack Obama or any other president can use to add to his list of accomplishments so to insure his place in history. In The News, President Obama met with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. He said would work with Mexico to solve the immigration problem, and he would work with Canada to solve the Celine Dion problem.
Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon discussed the immigration problem at the Mexican president’s home, which is now in Los Angeles.
Former President Clinton gave a speech to a group from Haiti and he urged them not to give up hope. Clinton said, “Things can start to look bleak and then all of a sudden you’re on an airplane with two hot Asian chicks.”
This Date In History: 1898; The United States formally annexes Hawaii. 1944; Operation Pluto sees pipelines under the English Channel start transferring vital fuel from England to Allied forces in France, two months after D-Day. 1949; The Fourth Geneva Convention is signed, providing for the protection of civilians in war.
1953; The Soviet Union tests its first thermonuclear weapon, or H-bomb, only the second country to do so after the United States the previous November. 1981; IBM announces the introduction of the world's first personal computer, or PC.
Picture Of The Day: I suspect that a certain seven-toed feline has been on my computer while I was in AREA 51, but I can't prove it....yet! In the interim, while I'm trying to find out why I couldn't load my choice of pictures to Jimmy's Journal today and someone else could, please enjoy the pictures. Although they're a little biased in favor of the animal kingdom, they're pretty good. Birthdays: Thomas Bewick, engraver 1753, George IV, king of Great Britain and Ireland 1762, Robert Southey, poet 1774, Cecil B. DeMille, American film director and producer 1881, Erwin Schrödinger, physicist 1887.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) In the old days, young people safely hitch-hiked and I was one of them. On my way to the stock car races on evening, a car screeched to a halt and I got in. The guy said to me, "What Are you doing in my car?" I said, "You stopped to pick me up." He said, "I stopped for the red light, get out of the car!" Oops! 2) I suffer from Frisbee-tarianism, the belief that, when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there. 3) Last night, I decided to stir fry some string beans in butter, garlic and olive oil. While eating them, one slipped from my fork and fell on the floor. My cat, Shithead, ate it. Imagine that, a cat that likes string beans. 4) A hangover is the wrath of grapes. 5) If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.......and that's five !
Jimmy's AREA51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Wednesday is Hump Day and it's a tradition to go out and celebrate the apex of the work week with a glass or two of your favorite spirits. Methinks this tradition could be easily incorporated into retirement years, the understanding being that there will be no drinking and driving. Of course the definition of "drinkin and driving" would be expanded to include residents in wheel chairs who have drunk too much prune juice. Accidents happen, you know..... The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city. The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama." The second said, " I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the house." The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire bible. It took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it." The other brothers were impressed.
After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes. She wrote: "Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."
"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."
"Michael, you gave me and expensive theater with Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."
"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you." An old Italian Mafia Don is dying and he called his grandson to his bed. "Grandson I wanna you lisin to me. I want for you to take my chrome plated 38 revolver so you will always remember me." His grandson said, "But grandpa I really don’t like guns, how about you leaving me your Rolex watch instead."
The Mafia Don said "You lisina to me, soma day you goin a be runna da bussiness, you goina have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a big home and maybe a couple of bambino. Soma day you goina coma home and maybe finda you wife in bed with another man. What do you do than? Point to your watch and say, times up?"
That's it for today my turtle doves. Remember some people are like mules. Some you stand in front of and coax them along with a carrot. Some you stand behind and kick them in the ass. The key to management is knowing which mules are which.
It's Hump Day and I'm going to AREA 51 for happy hour. More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !