Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The choice of Rick Warren to be the religious figurehead at the inauguration is an insult. Warren is anti-gay/lesbian and anti-abortion. Why is Obama pandering to the social conservatives with this strange choice? It's not as if many of these ideologues voted for him. Is Obama going to abandon the folks left of center who voted for him for obvious reasons? Is he going to be another Clinton and run to the center? At least it is less than two months until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Detroit Three Rescued By NY Yankees

Hank and Hal Steinbrenner today announced that in order to get more mileage out of the NY Yankees newly revved up pitching staff, the Yankees have purchased GM, Chrysler and Ford, as well as Packard, DeLorean and Hudson. Hal emphatically stated that rumors that American Motors and Willys International have been recalled to the Majors were just that -- rumors.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Blagojevich Arrested!

If guilty, this guy deserves prison time as in the fine tradition of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Alaska, District of Columbia and Louisiana politicians (amongst others). Since there has been no trial or admission of guilt yet, I have to wonder if there is some sort of dirty trick going on such as has been documented in Alabama where the governor was framed by political opponents. It is interesting that many of the corrupt RIers are Republicans, whilst the Louisianans are usually Democrats.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Have You Driven a Ford Lately?

I have taken the month off from blogging as a source of keeping my head shrunk, substituting the Alpha-Stim (AS) medical device to cool my fevered brain. The AS costs money; the blogging is free. Because I am still on the dole thanks to the miracle of modern technology (see if you can figure out what I really mean by that), money is always an issue. So I again implore you, youse guys, y'all or all y'all to continue to "support" the advertisers that glom onto my blog. Those pennies, while not adding up to anything, give me delusions of grandeur or future nouveau riche status, not unlike Joe the Plumber or any other of the hoi polloi who think that supporting the GOP will enhance their financial status (not unlike those ads for breast enlargers and penis enhancers).

Unemployment is at a 15-year high, my 401k is dying, no bank will let us refinance our mortgage to a lower rate, automobile dealers can't sell their inventory, Detroit is going the way of US Steel, small businesses (including several here in Corvallis) are failing daily, and baseball player salaries are rising at their lowest rate in years... and W's lame duck crew is going to fix things by giving money to the boneheaded perpetrators, architects, stewards, and leaders of this debacle.

The working class's zenith was reached prior to the the big con of Reaganism. Since 1981, the working class has suffered shafting after shafting while being told that it was a good thing. The pigeons have now roosted and we are trapped beneath the grate on which they roost. The aforementioned poobahs are not finished with their work, however. They will not be satisfied until all unions are broken, the working class have been restored to serfdom and the middle class reduced to fear and feality to their liege lords. Lewis Black, in his 2004 Black on Broadway rant, had it correct when he opined that the best fix for the fix we're in is to have massive public works projects. The roads and bridges need the repairs, the leaking water and sewer pies need to be plugged, people need the jobs, and if people have money they will spend it on stuff that will cause the capitalists to have more money.

Then maybe we can drive a new, fuel-efficient, union-built Ford.