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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests." Luke 2:9-12; 13-14

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Hopefully, there will be presents under this tree by Christmas morning.

The heavy lifting is just about over. The shopping is done. All that is left is the food preparation.

Christmas Eve is here. Every year it seems to come faster. Time to enjoy the "fruits" of all the hard labor in preparing for tonight.

Christmas Eve dinner in my family is the bigger and most sacred meal of the Christmas holiday.

A "meatless" supper is observed of fish, pierogi and other ethnic foods are prepared. My grandparents hosted this dinner for years and now my parents are the host ( I was "drafted" to help). God help you if you are late to dinner.

Whatever your holiday traditions are, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Feel free to warm yourself by the fire.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Movies

Only a few more days until Christmas. Those stressful days of cleaning up the house, rigging up the lights, baking the cookies, and all the food preparation can you drive you crazy.

A good way to unwind is to watch one of the many Christmas movies that have been made over the last twenty to sixty years.

Here is a synopsis of some of the more favorite Christmas movies now showing on cable.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

A middle aged delusional man that wants to have the perfect Christmas with his dysfunctional family. This includes his two children that keep getting recast from the previous two "Vacation" movies.

"It's A Wonderful Life"

A man from a rural town who reluctantly takes over his father's failing business and contemplates suicide when times get tough. Believes he meets a guardian angel that shows him what life would be like if he was never born. Does he survive?

"A Christmas Story"

A young boy who wants a toy gun for Christmas. Also involves a frozen flag pole, a bunny suite, and and a must be "Italian" lamp.

"A Christmas Carol" or "Scrooge"

Many versions of this film (My favorite is the George C. Scott version.) A bitter rich old man that hallucinates on Christmas Eve that he sees the ghost of his dead business partner and three spirits. What "spirits" was he drinking?"

" White Christmas"

Bing Crosby sings about dreaming of a white Christmas. Danny Kaye tap dances.
No picture needed.
There you have it. Bring out the popcorn, egg nog, and some cookies and enjoy a Christmas flick this holiday season

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Three Wise Men

It would not be the Christmas Season without a visit from the Three Wise Men.
Learn from them.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Alternate Ending

The movie, "It's a Wonderful Life was on televison this past Saturday. It will probably be rebroadcast gain on Christmas Eve. Below is a "Saturday Night Live" parody from the 1980's featuring an alternate ending of "It's a Wonderful Life." This was when "Saturday Night Live" was still funny and people still watched. Enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Remember Pearl Harbor

"Remember Dec. 7th!"Poster designed by Allen Sandburg, issued by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., in 1942, in remembrance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.The poster also features a quotation from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "... we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ...".Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Center. Donation of Dr. Robert L. Scheina, 1970.NHHC Photograph.

Today is the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan which resulted in the United States entering World War II.

Please take a moment to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day.

Below is a slide show of pictures ,of the aftermath, of the attack with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress, in the background, asking for a Declaration of War against Japan.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

It is now the early morning hours of Friday. Most people do not have to go to work today as most employers give their employees a four day weekend for Thanksgiving.

You would think most people would take advantage of this day off to catch up on their sleep, read a book, or just relax.

However, there are some people who are developing a battle plan on what stores to go to at 5AM to get the best bargains. Some of these people literally camp out all night just so they can be near the front of the line when the store opens.

"Black Friday" is once again upon us. This starts the period where stores are suppose to go from being in the "red" and go into the "black."

I am amazed on how many people are willing to go shopping so early in the morning under such crowded conditions. Some go just for the "rush" not caring if they buy anything or not. While others have a clear objective on what they want.

It seems every year the crowds get bigger and more rowdy. I remember last year watching a newscast where a women nearly got knocked over when everyone was rushing into the store. I think a store employee was crushed to death at another store.

The question I have for these shoppers is it worth it to risk serious injury or a fatality to get $100.00 dollars of a television, oven, or a washing machine.

Maybe I just can't relate because I do not like shopping, even in February or March when no one is in the stores.

To all those going out early to shop today. Please be safe and courteous to other shoppers. I will keep you all in my thoughts when I am sound to sleep at 5AM. Happy shopping.

For any first time Black Friday shoppers. Below is a clip of people shopping on this day.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

My dining room table is going to look exactly like this picture when all the food preparation is done. (yeah right.)
Time to go back to the kitchen. My pies are not going to bake themselves.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon

Today, President Obama pardoned a turkey at the White House for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a tradition that, I believe, dates back to the Truman Administration.

I was waiting to see if the President was going to bow to the turkey like he did to the King of Saudi Arabia or the Emperor of Japan. I lost the bet.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Supply and Demand

For the past several weeks, as I drive into work, I always get stopped by the same red light where there are two gas stations across the street from each other.
The one full serve gas station has a gallon of regular gas at $ 2.99 a gallon and the other self serve gas station is at $ 2.73 a gallon. The $ 2.99 gas station is always empty, while the $ 2.73 gas station always has a long line of people willing to wait for an available pump.

The question I have for the owner of the full service station is how do you expect to stay in business? There were still lights on in the place and an attendant inside. What kind of gas do you think you are selling that you feel people are going to pay 26 cents more? Magical gas?

This owner needs an economics lesson in the law of Supply & Demand. If the consumer(myself and most of you) can get the same quality product for a cheaper price. Which one would you pick?

This past Friday I noticed the sign for the $ 2.99 gas station was taken down and nobody inside.

It seems the Law of Supply & Demand still holds true.

Now, I will wait for the gas station still in business to go to $ 2.99 a gallon.

Supply & Demand.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election Day

Today is Election day. Do your civic duty and get out there and vote!

Most polling places open up at 7AM and close at 8PM.

Remember, every vote counts. Especially this year.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Whether your going to a Halloween party, taking the kids trick or treating, or plan on listening to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" five hundred times. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We're Not Candy

For those who would like a refresher course on the dangers of prescription medication.

True today as when it first aired in the 1980's.

For the record, I was not on medication when I posted this.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Airplane pilots missed the exit

Here's something I just do not understand.

A northwest flight was scheduled to land at Minneapolis and instead flew past the airport into Wisconsin. The most amazing part is the flight attendant had to call into the intercom to alert the pilot and co-pilot they missed the airport.

These "pilots" did not realize they missed the airport where they were suppose to land? How does this happen in 2009? Do they believe it's like missing an exit on the interstate?

So what could possibly be the explanation. Most seem to think the pilots fell asleep. The pilot denies this.

I believe any explanation, other then a medical emergency, inclement weather, or an airplane malfunction, is unacceptable.

This incident resulted in the military and law enforcement being put on alert. Not to mention loved ones of the passengers fearing for their safety.

The only bright spot about this incident is that no passengers were hurt.

I will wait until the investigation is complete. I believe there maybe some suspended or unemployed pilots in the near future.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Farewell to a Beloved Pet

Regular viewers of my blog are aware that most of my posts are light hearted and humorous.
I intend to go back to that format in future posts.

I would like to take this opportunity to write about an adopted member of my family. My dog "Brittany."

I rescued Brittany twelve years ago when she was only a few months old. I knew from the moment she came home with me that she was special. I watched her evolve, through hard work and training, from a mischievous puppy to one of the most loyal and obedient dogs I ever met or owned.

Brittany could walk for hours and loved to play. Almost everyone that met her always said she was one of the most beautiful dogs they ever saw.

Brittany slowed down a little these last few years due to her age, which was considered normal.

However,this past year she started to slow down considerably. I took her to the vet and after running some tests discovered that it was cancer.

The vet stated that there was not anything that really could be done and only gave her a few months. The best advice the vet could give was a to make her as comfortable as I could.

I watched Brittany physically deteriorate these past few months. I was amazed that her spirit was still so strong. The mind and spirit was there but the body was not able.

Two weeks ago the pain became to great and the time had come. I had to make the decision a pet owner never wants to make.

I hated making that decision but knew it was the correct decision. I believe Brittany knew it to.

It's hard to come home every night, knowing she is no longer there to greet me at the door. I still sometimes look for her in the morning when I wake up.

R.I.P. Brittany. You are missed & loved. Thank you for the past twelve years.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Humerous Grave Monument

I was visiting the Find A Grave website and discovered there is a section called: Interesting monuments.

I viewed most of them, but the one that actually gave me a chuckle is about a man named Archie Arnold.

Mr. Arnold was said to have been a prankster with a terrific sense of humor. One day he accidentally drove over two parking meters. After paying to have the parking meters replaced, he asked if he could keep the parking meters he damaged.

He then fixed them up welding the coin slot so the parking meters would stay on "EXPIRED."

Mr. Arnold then instructed that after he died that the two meters would be placed on each side of his monument. He was aware his death would be sooner then later as he was suffering from liver disease.

Photo Courtesy of Find A Grave

I never met Mr. Arnold but imagine he would have been allot of fun to be around.

R.I.P. Archie. I am sure you are missed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pin the Tail on Kanye

You are probably aware of what happened at the MTV Video awards this past Sunday.

Taylor Swift was accepting an award when Kanye West grabbed the microphone and stated that Beyonce should have won.

I am not sure what Kanye's motivation was. I am assuming it's to get media attention. Kanye's already making the rounds on the talk shows.

Now enter President Obama.

The president was taping an interview and the topic of Kanye West came up in pre-interview conversation. President Obama made an "off the record" comment referring to Kanye as a "Jack Ass" based on his actions. Some ABC news employees overheard this and spread the word on Twitter. ABC deleted the tweets, but it was to late.

I never thought I would agree with anything Obama says, but he's right about this.

Pin the tail on Kanye anyone??

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Wishing all us "working" stiffs" a relaxing Labor Day.

For a brief history about Labor Day in the United States, click here.

Enjoy the day. The next holiday for most is Thanksgiving.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blond Mortician

A story about what a blond mortician did that I found on a blog by Pitt Rehab.

A man who just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

The female blond mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.

The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit.She gives the Blond mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly.

She says to the mortician, 'Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied .You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend? To her astonishment, the blond mortician presents her with the blank check. There's no charge,' she says.

'No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!' she says. Honestly, ma'am,' the blond says, 'it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit.

I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice.'

'So I just switched the heads.'

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Road Trip

Summer is winding down, soon the kids will be back at school, and most people will be taking their final week of vacation for the summer.

Some will decide to stay home in what has been dubbed "staycation."

Others will be traveling to celebrate the last weeks of summer.

Most people, including myself, look forward to their final destination. Such as the beach, casino , Disney World, etc.

Most people though dread the road trip to get to your destination. The hundreds of driving miles, road construction, screaming kids, screaming spouse, getting lost. Then you have to make the same trip back when the vacation is over.

There is a certain group of people that truly love the road trip and the destination is secondary.

I discovered a man on YouTube named Freewayjim.

Every year he seems to drive several hundred miles across the Eastern USA traveling through several Metropolitan areas.

Below is a clip he filmed and produced by driving Interstate 76 East through Philadelphia (Schuykill Expressway).
This is the common route to go to the New Jersey shore from Pennsylvania.

Go to YouTube to see FreewayJim's other clips from over the years by clicking here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Beer Summit 2009" Commercial

Below is a commercial that promoted the "Beer Summit" hosted by President Obama on 07/30/09.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Other Space Flight

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of the moon landing.

Below is footage of another "animated" space flight featuring Buzz Aldrin, that you may remember.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sarah Palin

I realize this is old news.

Sarah Palin announced this past Friday that she will resign as governor of Alaska effective July 26th.

There is still speculation as for the main reason for Ms. Palin's resignation.I watched her press conference a few times and every time I watch it I have more questions then answers. I have not seen any updates that clarifies the reason for her resignation.

I agree with a fellow blogger I follow that Ms. Palin, if physically able, should serve out her full term as governor. The citizens of Alaska elected her to do a job and she should fulfill her obligation. It's only eighteen more months.

What do you believe is the real reason Sarah Palin resigned? Please take the survey to the right!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July.

Please remember the importance of this day as you go to the parades, cookouts, and firework displays.

Enjoy the fireworks!

Friday, July 3, 2009

3rd of July

No work today because of the 3rd of July Holiday.

The 4th of July, Independence Day, is on a Saturday this year. Most companies gave their employees today off.

Where I work, it used to be if a holiday fell on a weekend you can take the Friday before or the Monday after. The new CEO put a stop to that.

I think the government should pass a law stating that companies must give employees both Friday & Monday off if a holiday falls on a weekend.

I am going to e-mail my Congressman right now.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

D Day

Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment rush toward the shelter of amphibious tanks at the water's edge of Easy Red sector, Omaha Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
© Robert Capa/Magnum Photos © 2009 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, Inc.

Today is the 65th anniversary of the D Day invasion of Normandy, France.

Please remember those who served in this Historic Battle.

Below is a link from Encyclopedia Britannica detailing the history of the invasion.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ghost caught on video

Check out this rare video of a ghost in someones bedroom.

It looks almost human.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

John Wayne

Today would have been John Wayne's 102nd birthday.

Happy Birthday to the Duke.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Please remember today, and everyday, all men and women who gave their lives providing military service for our country.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Photo Credit: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

It looks like the weather forecast is calling for possible thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

I have been fascinated with thunderstorms for as long as I can remember. You can find me tracking these storms on radar and outside when it reaches my home.

I have an interest in all types of weather, however thunderstorms are my favorite. I think the reason is because they normally do not last to long and most thunderstorms only do minor damage.

Well back to watching the radar.

Friday, May 22, 2009

What Time is It?

It's time to have another Beer!!

Have a drink on me. Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Unofficial Start of Summer

I have finally come out of hibernation.

After a long Winter and a cold Spring,

it's finally time to put away the coats, boots and snow shovels

Break out the shorts, open the pool, and set up the volleyball net.

It's Summer Time!! Unofficially that is.

Memorial Day Weekend is only a few short days away and, as most people know, kicks off the Summer Season

I have been looking forward to this for a long time. I didn't think it would ever come.

I have to get to the supermarket and beer store to stock up for a picnic.

Is it me or does Summer seem to be getting shorter each year?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Top of the Mornin' to ya!

It's now officially St. Patrick's Day.

Today everyone claims to have a little Irish in them.

People celebrate St. Patrick's Day in several ways:

1.) Attending a parade

2.) Eating Corn beef & Cabbage

3.) Ordering a Shamrock shake at McDonald's.

4.) Going to the local bar!

If you want to have a little fun.

Ask someone at the bar on who St. Patrick was? I bet they will not know.

Well anyway, Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Have a drink on me!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight.
Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again for most of the United States.(Except for Arizona, Hawaii, and some parts of Indiana, why exactly is that?)

All week I have heard people say that we will lose an hour this weekend, or that we lose an hour of sleep.


No one is losing an hour this weekend. There are twenty four hours in one day, everyday, no exceptions. I do not recall any day of the year where there are only twenty three hours.

Secondly, no one is losing an hour hour of sleep. Either go to bed an hour early or sleep in an extra hour. Problem solved.

I believe Daylight Savings Time should be all year. Agree or Disagree?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ouch, Thats got to Hurt!

One of my favorite "Simpson's" clips:

Don't try this at home:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Someone Lend Obama a Pen!

President Obama has finally signed the stimulus bill into law in Denver.

Will this new stimulus jump start the economy? Who knows.

I heard President Obama wanted to sign the bill on Monday but did not have a pen.

Vice President Joe Biden was notified and flew in from Washington to resolve the issue.

Above: President Obama signs the stimulus bill into law while
Vice President Biden waits to get his pen back. Photo courtesy of MSNBC

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Look out for Cupid's arrow.

I'm guessing an arrow in the rear would probably hurt!?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Super Bowl Saturday?

Super Bowl Sunday XLIII has come and gone and most of us are looking forward to next years football season.

Every Super Bowl Sunday I always come back to the same question. Why not change the Super Bowl to Saturday?

During the regular football season, college games are played on Saturday and the NFL plays on Sunday so both do not compete on the same day.

By the time the Super Bowl comes around, the college bowl games are over so why not have the Super Bowl on Saturday?

I found a poll on a yahoo chat forum and it seems the results were mixed. Those who opposed a change cited tradition and having an excuse to take off of work on Monday.

I would fully support the Super Bowl changing to Saturday for the following reasons:

1. More people would watch and enjoy the game and not have it in the back of their minds that they have work the next day. Super Bowl kickoff is around 6:30 PM and not over until after 11PM.

2. People will have an extra day to recover from their hangovers. Hangovers are not fun.

3. More people would be more productive on the Monday after. Some people can't get the day off.

4. Besides, NFL Playoff games are played on Saturday after the college season is over. Why not the Super Bowl!?

I am going to prepare and send a comment to the NFL. I encourage all those who agree with me to also contact the NFL. Please click on the blog title up above for the NFL website. Please keep your message civil and respectful.

Also, please take a moment to complete the poll on the left. All comments for this topic would be appreciated. Thanks!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Switch to Digital TV Delayed

It looks like the deadline for the switch from analog to digital TV has been delayed.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill delaying the "switch" from February 17th to June 12th. The Senate already pass the bill. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation.

The question I have is why is a delay needed? This transition has been in the works since 2005.
If people are not ready by now, there not going to be ready a few months from now.

I wouldn't be surprised if another delay was announced in June.

Well for those who are not prepared you have a few more months. For those who need help setting up their analog converter box, see clip below.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

In about an hour at 7:25 AM Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow in Punxsutwaney, PA. Once a year the world watches from this small Pennsylvania town to see this groundhog predict the weather .
For those who are not familiar with this tradition, Phil is coaxed out of his burrow once a year on February 2nd.
If Phil sees his shadow, there will be six weeks more of winter. However, if Phil does not see a shadow then there will be an early spring.

The question I have is how is Phil not able to see his shadow? With all the media there with their cameras and lights. Besides in the one hundred twenty years plus this tradition has carried on there have only been a few times that Phil has not seen his shadow.

Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, I hope it warms up considerably in the few weeks.

I am getting tired of winter.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

The kickoff time for Super Bowl XLIII is approximately ten hours away and, like most people, I will be on my couch with a beer and pizza in my hand enjoying the company of friends.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals face off in what could be a competitive game.

I have been a Steelers fan for many years and want them to win.

In truth, it doesn't really matter who is playing tonight. The Super Bowl is the one game where football fans will watch no matter what team is playing. I have never heard anyone say they were not watching the Super Bowl because there team was not in it.

The Super Bowl is not merely a football game but a celebration where football and non football fans come together to watch the game in harmony and enjoy their favorite food and drink.

The Super Bowl has become the Thanksgiving of February.

So let us give thanks for the game, the commercials, the halftime show, the good food and libations that make most people look forward to Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Unwanted Text Messages

For the past month, I have been receiving text messages from a number I do not recognize.

This has happened to me in the past, and I simply ignored the messages.

Normally, the messages stop at one or two. I simply sum it up to an honest mistake by the sender.

Not this time.

I have been receiving at least two or three text messages a week late at night asking "What's up?" or "How ya doing?"

I chose the ignore and delete approach, hoping this person would take the hint.

However, the other night I received a profanity laced text message from this same number demanding why I do not respond.

So I decided to call my cell phone provider to discuss my options.

My cell phone provider tells me either I can request a new number or sign up for parental controls to block the number that is sending the messages. For an additional fee of course.

I was advised to keep my number more secure and to be careful on who I give my number to.

Also, that if the messages become threatening to save them and contact the authorities.

I do not think it will come to that.

You can block an e-mail, but you can't block a text message. Cell phone providers need to work on that.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dentist Appointments

I was reading a blog earlier today about their dentist asking them questions , that require more then a yes or no response, while your mouth is wide open. How are you suppose to answer coherently?
The question I would like answered is why is it so complicated to make a dentist appointment?
It seems to me that most dentists do not have evening office hours anymore and all do not have weekend office hours.
This can become very frustrating, especially for those who work a traditional 9 t0 5 job.
I tried to make an appointment about a month ago with my dentist for a cleaning. I asked the receptionist that I would need an appointment later in the day preferably in the evening. I was told the dentist cut back his evening hours to one day a week and that all evening appointments are booked for the year!

The receptionist then stated there were appointments available at 9AM one day, 11:30AM another day, and 1PM the following week.
Reluctantly, I scheduled the 1PM appointment and had to take half a vacation day, not to mention getting a dirty look from my supervisor. Good thing I didn't need a root canal or a cavity filled.
I would think dentists would increase their business, acquire new patients, and retain existing patients if they had more days with evening hours and have one or two half day Saturday hours a month.
Could you imagine if grocery stores, restaurants, and pharmacies all closed at 5PM during the week and were closed on the weekend!?
I am not picking on dentists. They provide a great service. I do not suggest a dentist work 80 hours a week. Maybe two days a week have office hours from 1pm t0 9pm, another two days from 8AM - 1PM and occasional half day on Saturday. What have you have to lose? You might gain more patients.
Maybe I'll recommend this to my dentist or write a letter to the American Dental Association.

I wouldn't recommend if this is your dentist:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama's not Amused

The Obama administration is on it's third day and the Vice President has already put his foot in his mouth.
( I had a week in the office pool.)

Vice President Joe Biden was unaware that he was to swear in the senior staff at a White House ceremony on Wednesday.

Joe Biden tried to make light of being unprepared by making a joke that his memory was not as good as John Roberts, The Chief Justice of the United States.

It sounded like those in attendance had a good laugh. With the exception of his boss.
The President of the United States.
President Obama was clearly not amused with his Vice President.

When I first saw this on the news, my first inclination was that Obama could not take a joke.

However, I thought more about it and realized that Obama was right not to dignify this "joke" with laughter.

I believe by not condoning Biden's remarks, Obama made a point that this type of behavior will not be tolerated from anyone in his administration.

I can respect Obama's reaction.

Anyone want to bet on when Joe Biden's next gaffe will be?

Below is a clip of the Vice President's gaffe from You Tube.

Saturday Night Live will probably have a field day with this:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dick Cheney on wheels

It was reported yesterday that former Vice President Dick Cheney injured his back while moving boxes at his new home in Virgina and had to attend the Inauguration in a wheel chair.

I am not posting this to make fun of Mr. Cheney or his injury. An injured back is nothing to laugh about.
The only question I have is why is Dick Cheney moving his own boxes??

I would imagine as a former Vice President, Mr. Cheney would be able to make a few phone calls and make arrangements to have his boxes moved for him.

If you feel inclined to move boxes in the future, my advice would be to do some stretches and remember to always lift with your knees.


Today in Inauguration Day and in less then five minutes Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

I am flipping through the various new channels throughout the morning listening to all of the "experts" give their opinion on whether the new Obama administration will be good or bad for the United States.

I always wondered whether these "experts" really believe in what they say. Most of these people that MSNBC, Fox and CNN have on are Ivory Tower with PhD's in areas no one ever heard of.

Where do they find these people? Do they believe they really connect with the average citizen?

Do they have a crystal ball? A magic eight ball?

If these "experts"have the solutions to resolve all of the problems the United States is facing,

Why don't they run for office?

It's easy to sit on the sidelines and offer opinions on somewhat else should do,then offer criticism when decisions are made that you don't agree with.

Lastly, as I watch the final minutes before Obama is sworn in to office I can make the following statements

1.) Everybody in attendance is freezing.

2.) Some are still wondering on what kind of dog the Obama's will get.

3.) Most are asking themselves why they didn't stay home and watch in their warm living rooms.

4.) All have no idea on what the next four years will bring.

The swearing in is about to start.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year's at Times Square

Well, The New Year has come and gone.

The celebration is over. You should be recovered from your hangover.

Back to work. Back to reality.

Something I still do not understand as why so many people go out to Times Square in
New York City to see a ball drop? Huh? I don't get it.

First of all, it's cold outside.

New Year's Eve night it was 10 degrees outside with a 30 mph wind.

Yet people stand out there for hours. People are lucky they did not get frost bite. Losing a finger or a toe is nothing to celebrate.

Secondly, who cleans up all that mess the day after?

More important who pays to clean up this mess? The taxpayers of NYC which most probably don't go down to Times Square.

Lastly, what exactly are we celebrating. There is no historic or major religious connotation with the New Year. It is simply a change of a month on the calendar.

Well, Happy New Year anyway. For anyone like me who went to bed before 10PM on New Years Eve,here is a clip of Times Square for your enjoyment from your warm living rooms.