Friday, August 27, 2010

Some Things Just Make You Want To Barf !

Although the economy is in the toilet, evidently it's not hurting some California and Michigan residents. Welfare recipients are using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to withdraw state funded payments from ATM machines in casinos. In California, over 1.8 million dollars were withdrawn from ATMs over an eight month period. And Californians can't seem to understand why the state is almost bankrupt......

The question is why would anyone receiving welfare payments be in a casino? It's unclear as to whether the casinos were complicit in the welfare dispensing ATMs but many casinos cash plenty of working-class folks paychecks, without charge, every week. They then offer the workers free drinks, T-shirts or other incentives to gamble. California Governor Ahnoold Shwarsenbagel released an executive order forbidding welfare recipients from using their EBT cards casino in ATMs. Right........

One of my favorite singers is James Taylor and his hit song, "You've Got A Friend" is probably one of his best. My newest video is my interpretation of that song and all of the three part harmony vocals are performed by myself. I particularly had a good time matching up compatible photographs to accompany the song. Here's my latest and I hope you enjoy it.

As always, remember to mute the sound on my music playlist located on the left sidebar.

The News As I See It: The latest poll taken by the office of the Governor of Arizona asked whether people who live in Arizona think illegal immigration is a serious problem. Forty percent of respondents answered, "Yes, it is a serious problem." Sixty percent of respondents answered, "No es una problema serio."

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? Also they track her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 12 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. I think the solution is to give every illegal alien a cow.

New York City is the city that never sleeps. You know why? Bed bugs.

This Date In History: 1859; Edwin Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa. 1883; A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people. 1928; The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed.

1945; U.S. troops began landing in Japan after Japan's surrender in World War II. 1962; The U.S. launched the Mariner II space probe. 2003; Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years.

Picture Of The Day: It's been a tough week for the photoshop gang. I had to peruse the archives for fodder for today's post. Let's just refer to them as "oldie-goldies", shall we?

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Who the hell is Sal Monella? He's probably a cast member of "Jersey Shore". 2) I know a doctor who gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so the doctor gave him another six months. 3) Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. 4) I'm not here right now. I've gone to go look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait. 5) Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.....and that's five !

Birthdays: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist 1749, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious leader 1774, Charles Boyer, actor 1899, Bruno Bettelheim, psychologist 1903, Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist 1908, Robertson Davies, writer 1913, Jason Priestley, actor 1969.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: A brash young man strolls into a bar and takes a seat next to a stunningly attractive woman. He gives her a quick glance, then casually looks at his watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, "Is your date running late?" The young man replies, "No, I just bought this state-of-the-art watch and I was just testing it."

The woman, intrigued, says "A state-of-the-art watch? So, what's special about it?" The young man says, "Well, it uses ultrasonic waves to telepathically talk to me." The woman says, "Interesting. What's it telling you now?" The young man says, "Well, it says you're not wearing any panties." The woman giggles and replies, "Well it must be broken because I am wearing panties!" The young man says, "Damn thing must be an hour fast!"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Four United States Presidents get caught up in a tornado and off they whirled to the land of Oz. They finally made it to the Emerald City and went to find the Great Wizard. The Wizard asked, "What brings the four of you before the great Wizard of Oz?" Barack Obama stepped forward timidly and said, "I've come for some courage." The wizard says, "No problem! Who's next?"

Richard Nixon stepped forward, and said, "Well, I think I need a heart." The Wizard replied, "Done! Who comes next before the Great and Powerful Oz?" George Bush says, "The American people say that I need a brain." The wizard says, "No problem! Consider it done."

Then there is a great silence in the hall. Bill Clinton is just standing there, looking around, but he doesn't say a word. Irritated, the Wizard finally asks, 'Well, what do you want?" Clinton says, "Is Dorothy here?"

Barack Obama was elected President and was spending his first night in the White House. The ghost of George Washington appeared, and Obama says, "How can I best serve my country?" Washington says, "Never tell a lie." Obama, says, "Ouch! I already have."

The next night, the ghost of Thomas Jefferson appears. Obama says, "How can I best serve my country?" Jefferson says, "Listen to the people." Obama says, "Oh! I really don't want to do that." On the third night, the ghost of Abe Lincoln appears. Obama says, "How can I best serve my country?" Lincoln says, "Go to the theater."

Nancy Pelosi is out walking and she passes a young boy selling puppies. The boy asks, "Buy a puppy Ma'am?" Pelosi says, "No, we have a cat already you know." The boy says, "But they are Democrat puppies, Ma'am." Pelosi smiles, but again declines. The boy nods and Pelosi walks on. The next day, Pelosi is walking by the same spot. There again is the boy still trying to sell the puppies.

As Pelosi walks by she overhears the youth telling the potential customer, "But sir. these are Republican puppies." Pelosi stops and says "Young man, yesterday you told me those were Democrat puppies, and today you are saying they are Republican puppies" The boy replies, "Well Yes Ma'am." Pelosi then asks, "Well, if they were Democrat puppies yesterday, how could they be Republican puppies today?" The boy answers, "Well Ma'am, since then they opened their eyes."

That's it for today my little apple dumplings. Remember, a friend hears the song in your heart and sings it to you when your memory fails. Unless I forget, I'm going to AREA 51 for Happy Hour. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Is that nut cracker, one of the hopey changy things?

I don't see Bill looking at his watch.

Thanks for the political insight, Maybe you should be nominated for president! something has gotta work.

Rose said...

I would vote for Jimmy Sullivan for President!

I chuckled all the way through the "printables" to the "Clintons"!

Great Post filled with many chuckles!

No better way to end the week but with laughter!

Hugs, Rose

Linda's World said...

That reminds me...did I tell you I got a new nut cracker? We only go into a casino occasionally & it's always to eat. But as I walk thru you can't help but notice those who are dressed poorly, a cigarette hanging out of their mouth & I wonder if they are there trying to double or triple their welfare checks. Very sad indeed. Linda up here in the other corner

Joann said...

Sometimes.... I'm so ashamed of my home state of California!! (Often, lately).

You put together a good video, and sang it well.

Paula said...

The Humpty Dumpty cartoon struck me funny.