Friday, January 3, 2014
The Lesser Of Two Evils?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are in a dead heat in a hypothetical 2016 presidential match-up. I don't care for either one of them, but as usual, presidential choices are like picking someone out of a police line-up.
The New York Times, the White House PR rag, recently attempted to clear one of the many hurdles in Clinton’s potential path to the White House. Their report casted doubt that al Qaeda played a key role in last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. This, of course has been refuted by just about everyone, Democrats and Republicans alike.
A top House Republican suggested that it is just a coordinated effort to help Clinton escape the shadow of Benghazi. The report, to some degree, could shield Clinton from charges that she participated in what critics have called a cover-up.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in several recent polls, has vaulted to the top of the GOP nominating contest, boasting a moderate but clear lead over the rest of the field. Perhaps even more important, in the eyes of electability-minded Republicans, surveys also reveal Christie as the only Republican who could run competitively against Democratic front runner-in-waiting Hillary Clinton.
So these are possibly going to be the 2016 presidential choices? A big time Democrat who managed to lose the 2008 nomination to a Chicago unknown with no experience? A Secretary of State who sent out someone else to five Sunday political talk shows to explain and lie about Benghazi? Or, Chris Christie, whose sole Republican nomination would be because he could possibly beat Clinton, regardless of his abilities.
If that's the case, then my vote would be cast for Sammy Davis Jr., a deceased, one-eyed, Jewish black man, who, beside the fact that he was an excellent singer and dancer, could still do a better job from the grave.....
Fifty-two scientists and tourists were rescued by a Chinese helicopter from the Russian vessel that was trapped in Antarctic ice. They are now waiting again, aboard an Australian icebreaker, before making their journey back to land. The ship has been told to stop its journey home because a Chinese vessel involved in the rescue is concerned that it, too, may get stuck in heavy sea ice, necessitating further evacuations.
The researchers on board had been re-creating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s 1911-13 voyage to Antarctica. The amusing thing about the three vessels stuck in the Antarctic ice was that no one in the media mentioned global warming. I guess it didn't fit into their story.
The News As I See It: Kyrsten Sinema (D) is Arizona's first openly bisexual congresswoman. Now there's a lady who's willing to reach across the political aisle and grab whatever's there.
I've never understood why women love cats. Cats are independent, they don't listen, they don't come in when you call, they like to stay out all night and when they're home they like to be left alone and sleep. In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat.
This Date In History: 1521; Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X. 1777; George Washington defeated Cornwallis's forces at the Battle of Princeton. 1833; Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands.
1870; Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began. 1920; The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth and so began the "curse of the Bambino" that haunted the Boston Red Sox until 2004. 1947; Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time.
1958; Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole overland. 1959; Alaska became the 49th state in the United States. 1962; Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro. 1967; Jack Ruby, the man who shot John Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died.
1987; Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1990; Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces.
Picture Of The Day: What difference does it make? A lot to the families of the four slain Americans.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I go to McDonald's once a month just to replenish the napkin stash in my car. 2) If the NSA has my house bugged, they've probably heard several impromptu songs about my cat being a good boy. 3) There are only two things in this world visible from space. One is the Great Wall of China and the other is my pile of laundry. 4) They say children are a gift from god. I know several kids whose families should be regifting. 5) It's a comfort knowing Dad is looking down on me, but I should probably cut his hang-glider out of that tree one of these days.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Capricorn - January 3rd: Romance is in the air today, mostly in the Northeast. Unfortunately, there's a blizzard happening there, so I wouldn't recommend freezing to death over romance. Wait for warmer weather.
Birthdays: My pal Linda from Washington State, although her birthday is tomorrow, I would be remiss not to wish her a Happy Birthday! 19XX, Cicero, orator 106BC, Anne Ayres, nun 1816, Father Damien, missionary 1840, J.R.R. Tolkien, author 1892, ZaSu Pitts, actress 1894, Victor Borge, pianist, comedian 1909, Sergio Leone, filmmaker 1929, Mel Gibson, actor, director, producer 1956, Michael Schumacher, auto racer 1969, Danica McKellar, actor 1975.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A girl from North Carolina and a girl from California were seated side by side on an airplane. The girl from North Carolina, being friendly and all said, "So, where ya'll from?"
The California girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence." The girl from North Carolina, sat quietly for a few moments and then replied, "So, where ya'll from....Bitch?"
A panicked woman called the family doctor and says, "My child has swallowed a magnet!" The doctor said, "Don't panic, the magnet should pass through his system soon." The woman pressed, "How will I be sure?" The doctor replied, "Stick him on the refrigerator. When he falls off, you'll know."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third from Florida. They go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. He says, "Well, I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."
The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."
The New Jersey contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700." The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
The New Jersey contractor whispers back, "$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence." The government official replies, "Done!"
An old cowboy sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him.She turned to the cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life breaking colts, working cows, going to rodeos, cleaning my barn, working on tractors and feeding my dogs, so I guess I am a cowboy."
The woman said, "I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about women. When I shower, I think about women. When I watch TV, I think about women. I even think about women when I eat. It seems that everything makes me think of women." The two sat sipping in silence.
A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "I always thought I was, but I just found out that I'm a lesbian."
That's it for today, my little buttercups. Remember, for those of you who forgot to make New Year's resolutions, just write out everything you did New Year's Eve and at the beginning add the word "stop." I'm still kinda recovering from New Year's Eve myself, so happy hour in AREA 51 is rather "iffy".
Enjoy your weekend and I'll have more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !