Monday, May 19, 2014
9/11 Memorial Gift Shop ?
The 911 Memorial has opened in New York City. The museum at Ground Zero tells the dark story of the 9/11 terror attacks with spectacular artifacts and exhibits. It pays heart-wrenching tribute to the innocents and heroes killed that day. It also has a gift shop.
Really? A gift shop? Hey America, stop by and see the most atrocious Islamic terrorist attack on American soil in history. Take the time to remember the horrifying attack and honor the victims and loved ones. Hey! While you're there, remember to visit the gift shop. Disgusting!
Most people have little quirks that sometimes go unnoticed or are easily overlooked by others. Other peccadilloes seem to rub people the wrong way. One of the things that continue to "irk" me is the number of people, most "theoretically" educated, who persist on beginning each and every sentence with "so".
So is used as a continuation of thought. You cannot begin a conversation with the word "so". When I hear this misuse in person, I usually ask if I missed the opening statement of the conversation.
Censored Attorney General Eric Holder at a recent graduation ceremony said, "subtle, institutionalized racism has a more "pernicious" effect than the occasional bigoted outburst. Holder spoke about the different forms of racism during a commencement address Saturday at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Holder noted that in some schools districts, "significant divisions persist and segregation has reoccurred," including through discipline policies that affect black males more than whites. He says the Justice Department is working to reduce racial disparities in sentencing and he says some states have placed new restrictions on voting that disproportionately impact African-Americans.
Really Eric....really? If you, Obama and Al Sharpton didn't have a race card to play, you'd all be serving time!
The News As I See It: The new "Godzilla" movie opened over the weekend. In this movie, Godzilla is the first openly gay lizard. They're finally able to control Godzilla when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie closes down the George Washington Bridge.
New York City is now bidding on the 2024 Olympics. It was announced earlier today that New York City has been awarded the 2016 Kim Kardashian wedding.
The stadium hosting the opening match of the World Cup still isn’t ready yet because there are problems with 20,000 seats. When asked what’s wrong with the seats, officials said, "There’s no stadium built around them."
A new report found that the average life expectancy for women in the U.S. is 81, while the average life expectancy for men is 76. Or as both husbands and wives put it, “Good.”
There will be a socially relevant show on CBS about the first openly gay detective. He has a heightened sense of fashion.
This Date In History: 1536; Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded. 1588; The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
1643; The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation. 1921; Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
1928; The first annual Calaveras County "Frog Jumping Jubilee" was held in Angel's Camp, California. 1935; British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962; Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy. 1992; The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect. 1994; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
Picture Of The Day: California Chrome won the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown with his great win of the Preakness Stakes Saturday. The Belmont Stakes is the remaining obstacle in the quest for the Triple Crown and will be run at Belmont Park, N,Y. in three weeks.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) When my wife and I got divorced, we split the house. I got the outside. 2) I love Ebay. I sold my homing pigeon 8 times last month. 3) I'm pretty sure it's pronounced ASK body spray, thank you. 4) My kids are always accusing me of having a favorite child which is ridiculous because I don't really like any of them. 5) Even the stick figure woman on my girlfriend's back window has a headache.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Taurus - May 19th: Ten people will confess a manic love for you this week. And to think, one in twelve people that read this horoscope will find the same to be true. Cooking dinner for a special someone will help garner their trust and you can take advantage of them.
Birthdays: My friend Patt - Happy Birthday! 19XX, Johns Hopkins, financier and philanthropist 1795, Nancy Astor politician 1879, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese President 1890, Lorraine Hansberry, playwright 1930, Nora Ephron, screenwriter, director 1941, Pete Townshend, musician, composer 1945.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: This letter was sent to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you:
Dear Kean Elementary;
God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Springer Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me.
God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.
The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my prayers. She asked if she could listen to mine and I told her to kiss my ass. Thank you for that opportunity.
Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's ear and she said, ''Mabel, do you know you've got a suppository in your left ear?"
Mabel answered, "I have a suppository in my ear?" Mabel pulled it out and stared at it. Then she said, "Now I know where to find my hearing aid."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Linda in Washington State for her contribution to today's stories.
A man walks into a bank and says to the teller at the window, "I want to open a freakin' checking account." To which the lady replied, "I beg your pardon, what did you say?" The man said, "Listen up damn it, I said I want to open a freakin' checking account right now." The teller said, "Sir, I'm sorry but we do not tolerate that kind of language in this bank!"
The teller left the window and went over to the bank manager and told him about her situation. They both returned and the manager asked, "What seems to be the problem here?" The man says, "There's no damn problem. I just won $50 million in the lottery and I want to open a freakin' checking account in this damn bank!" The manager said, "I see, sir, and this bitch is giving you a hard time?"
Three men got married to Latin women. The first man married a woman from Venezuela. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.
The second man married a woman from Mexico. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.
The third man married a girl from Cuba. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher.
That's it for today, my little pop tops. Remember, be careful with your razor. The first Mohawk was created by a guy trying to even out his sideburns.
More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !