Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hit The Road Harry
Republicans swept the country yesterday and knocked Democrats out of power in the U.S. Senate. More importantly, Harry Reid lost his majority leadership position. Now, new leader Mitch McConnell can send the 332 house bills gathering dust on Reid's desk to Obama for either signature or veto.
Politics will always be politics and if I were wont to gloat, I would admit that I would enjoy watching that ass-kissing, deadbeat Harry Reid clear his desk. I would also love to show the ever obnoxious Debbie Wasserman Schultz her video where she states that the Democrats would keep the senate.
With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency. Their prize is full control of Congress, and with it, the power to shape the direction of America's government in the next two years.
Both parties talked Tuesday about need to compromise, but they will face tough obstacles in following through. The list is long: the already looming 2016 elections, persistent divisions within the Republican Party, and the frosty relationship between Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell, who won re-election in Kentucky and is likely to ascend to majority leader.
McConnell said at his victory party Tuesday night, "I don't expect the president to wake up tomorrow and view the world any differently than he did this morning. He knows I won't either."
The election puts Republicans back in power in the Senate for the first time in eight years, and alongside a GOP-led House, the party will set a legislative agenda unlike anything that would come from Obama's White House.
The president's top advisers have spent weeks planning for how to deal with a Republican-led Senate. Obama will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon and plans to meet with congressional leaders Friday at the White House.
The News As I See It: Obama spent Election Day saying, "We've got to vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote." This went on for an hour until someone finally fixed his teleprompter.
In yesterday's elections, a 102-year-old woman voted for the first time in a U.S. election. Unfortunately, she voted for Woodrow Wilson.
Utah could elect its first black Republican woman to Congress. In other words, Utah finally got one black person and the first thing they want to do is send her to Washington. (Author's Note): Republican Mia Love defeated her Democratic opponent Doug Owens in the race to represent Utah's 4th congressional district. Love becomes the first black woman Republican elected to Congress. Congratulations Congresswoman Love!)
Did you know that more Americans went to Starbucks on election day than to the polls to vote? I made that up, but judging from the results, surely that was the case with democrats. Sounds kind of true, doesn't it?
Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke a record last weekend when he walked blindfolded between two Chicago skyscrapers. Wallenda said he didn't do it to set a record. He did it because that's the safest way to walk through Chicago at night.
This Date In History: 1605; The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Parliament failed. 1872; Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for trying to vote in the presidential election (she was trying to vote for President Grant).
1895; George B. Selden of Rochester, New York, received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. 1940; President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office when he defeated Wendell L. Willkie.
1968; The first black woman representative to serve in Congress, Shirley Chisholm, was elected. 1974; Ella T. Grasso became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
1989; Pianist Vladimir Horowitz died in New York at age 85. 1994; At 45, George Foreman, became the oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
Picture Of The Day: The headline says it all.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I don't have a microwave oven, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks stuff. 2) I find that a duck's opinion of me is influenced by whether or not I have bread. 3) I never use the phrase "camel-toe." I call it "the reason I go to yoga exercise." 4) Black Angus employees must always be on high alert in case that the "g" goes out on the neon sign. 5) I can't wait to finish today's post, because I have a roll of LifeSavers in the kitchen and I think pineapple is next.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - November 4th: You've got as much right as anyone to stamp your feet and demand retribution as the next person, but wearing a hat will complicate matters.
Bear in mind that experience is something you don't get until just after you need it, so use caution if you go to happy hour tonight.
Chance of romance is 28.16 percent with the hat and 56.34 percent without the hat. You make the call.
Birthdays: William Durant, historian and essayist 1885, J. B. S. Haldane scientist 1892, Fred Lawrence Whipple, astronomer 1906, Roy Rogers, cowboy film star 1911, Vivien Leigh, actress 1913, Art Garfunkel, singer-songwriter 1941, Sam Shephard, playwright 1943.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: In the Olympic trials heat for the 200 meter Olympic women's breaststroke, eight women entered the race. After approximately 2 minutes and 10 seconds, the swimmer from Australia won the race. 5 seconds later, the swimmer from France was declared the second place finisher.
Nearly 40 minutes later, Rose, the blonde American swimmer finally completed the race. When the reporters asked why it took her so long to complete the breaststroke race, she replied, "I don't want to sound like I'm a sore loser, but I think those two other girls were using their arms."
A father bought a Lie Detector Robot that slaps you when you lie. He decided to test it out on his son at supper table. The father asked the son, "Where were you last night?" His son replied, "I was at the library." The robot slapped the son who fessed up, "OK, I was at a friend's house, watching a movie."
The father asked, "What movie were you watching? The kid answered, "Toy Story." The robot slapped the son again. The son cried out, "Ok, Ok, we were watching porn!"
The father yelled, "What? When I was your age I did not know what porn was." The robot slapped the father. The mother laughed and said, "He certainly is your son." The robot slapped the mother.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man went fishing one morning but after a short time, he ran out of worms. Then he saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn't bite him with the frog in his mouth, he grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in his bait bucket.
Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit. So, he grabbed his bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its' mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. The man released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog. A little later, he felt a nudge on his foot. It was that snake...with two more frogs.
A woman hired a contractor to repaint the interior of her house. The woman walked the man through the second floor of her home and told him what colors she wanted for each room. As they walked through the first room, the woman said, "I think I would like this room in a cream color."
The contractor wrote on his clipboard, walked to the window, opened it and yelled out, "Green side up!" He then closed the window and continued following the woman to the next room.
The woman looked confused, but proceeded with her tour. "In this room, I was thinking of an off blue." Again, the contractor wrote this down, went to the window, opened it and yelled out, "Green side up!"
This baffled the woman, but she was hesitant to say anything. In the next room, the woman said she would like it painted in a light rose color. And once more, the contractor opened the window and yelled, "Green side up!"
Struck with curiosity, the woman mustered up the nerve to ask, "Why do you keep yelling 'Green side up' out my window every time I tell you the color I would like the room?" The contractor replied, "Because I have a crew of blondes laying sod across the street."
That's it for today, my little goslings. Remember, it takes over five words to say "I love you" in Hawaiian. All it really takes is a pineapple and twenty dollars for those in the know. I'm going over to AREA 51 to watch the election results and have a scotch or two.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !