Thursday, November 04, 2010

Living "Large"

Classy People...

Check out this story about an average blue collar Canadian couple that won over $11 million in the lottery and GAVE MOST OF IT AWAY...

A retired Canadian couple who won $11.3 million in the lottery in July have already given it all away.

"What you've never had, you never miss," 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter.

She was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer when the couple realized they'd won the jackpot in July.

"That money that we won was nothing," her tearful husband, Allen, told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald. "We have each other."

The money was a "headache," they told the paper...

Of course they probably had to give about $5 million of the cash to the government in the form or taxes, so that was basically wasted, but still...see...some people do manage to let sudden wealth not totally destroy their lives.

I don't know if I could do something like that myself, but I'd like to think that I would try...

I Have An Idea...

Bring 200,000 Indians Here?

Somewhere I saw or heard that President Obamarama's trip to India was going to cost something like $200,000,000 per day.

That's TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS for those of you that went to the University of Georgia and Florida State.

The three day stay will cost over a HALF BILLION DOLLARS based on that estimate.

Here's the story I was reading this afternoon which prompted this posting:

New Delhi: The White House will, of course, stay in Washington but the heart of the famous building will move to India when President Barack Obama lands in Mumbai on Saturday.

Communications set-up, nuclear button, a fleet of limousines and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi.

He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea.

Arrangements have been put in place for emergency evacuation, if needed.

All I want to know, as a simple southern man, is this.

If the President of the US wants to talk to people in India (those especially who are not already handling call centers and customer service for American companies)...people like the leaders of India...

Hey...Why not bring said Indians (Indians from India, not Cherokee, NC or New Mexico or North Dakota) to Washington DC for the event?

By my estimation, spending the same amount of money, the president invites between 50,000 and 100,000 residents of India on an all expense paid trip--business people and politicians--to come over here to talk and dance and eat fancy food wearing elaborate silk attire all the while.

Then in the process of spending between $2,000 and $4,000 PER DAY per person, he might just manage to create some jobs byselling a few hundred convenience store and dry cleaning franchises, some Dairy Queens, and a bunch of Days Inn and Econolodge properties in the process.

Talk about an effective use of "Stimulus Funds."

Is it just me?

Histerical Hysterical

Versus Hersterical?

Sorry Ladies and Gentlemen, but I'm quite worn out this morning and exasperated from worrying about and working on some professional stuff all day yesterday and tonight... after staying up most of last night watching the election returns.

Political concerns aside, my personal emotional pendulum is wildly swinging between laughing hysterically and being near murderously angry as hell at a couple of personal and professional issues which have been festering for a few months in the background and will be forced to come to a head by the end of this year, and it's up to me to force the issues and bring things to some sort of conclusion.

That said...

Y'all have a LOVELY day now...if you will...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I Say We Repeal The 17th Amendment

Why Let The Public Dumbasses Rocket Scientists Elect All National Officers?

Needless to say I am a Fairly Happy Redneck Blogger (or FHRB for short) this morning based on the landslide turn which the membership of the US House of Representatives apparently took yesterday

I wandered into the local middle school to cast my Vote a little after 1 PM yesterday and was out the door less than 15 minutes later.

It's going to be funny as hell to watch that Left Coast psyco-bitch, now soon to be "former" Speaker of the House Nasty Pelosi, have to pack up the contents of her elaborate office full of tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer funded flowers and catered food next January and hand over the keys to the US Air Force Gulfstreams and Boeing 757 she's commandeered to fly between DC and California since she ascended to her stinky gold plated toilet her position in charge of the House and started banging a Gavel around on unsuspecting white men's heads.

Unfortunately Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader "Dingy" Harry Reid managed to gerrymander his way into keeping his seat while another half dozen candidates as far away as Hawaii and in places as amazing as West Virginia (former Robert "Pretty Pretty" "KKK" Byrd's seat) came darn close to pulling off upsets.

Speaking of upsets, anyone who is familiar with history earlier than the first Super Bowl or possibly World War II knows that as our founding Fathers envisioned things the members of the US Senate were appointed by the Governments of the INDIVIDUAL STATES and had the job of protecting the rights of states against crap like the current John Holder lawsuit against Arizona and the ObamaramaCare mandate that states expand Medicare/Medicaid and individuals buy health insurance.

Here's the link to Article 1, Section 3 of the US Constitution text which says:

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof (emphasis mine), for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

But then the idiots running the Senate itself, aided and abetted by a population almost as silly as some of the people we have out there today, passed the Seventeenth_Amendment in 1913 saying:

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

Thus today we see the continued erosion of states rights by a bunch of elitist assholes who once are elected get to sit around for SIX year terms and impose their wrath on the unwashed masses.

And while I'm at it, I'd say that passing term limits on the House and Senate at both the state and national level--two consecutive terms and three total lifetime would change the flavor and color of the drinking water and the cost of living in most places here in the good old By-God United States of  'Merica.

And finally...while on a good rant...

I want the politicians to stop all of this "concentrating on creating JOBS" crappola and get the $#@%* out of my way and let me create my own employment opportunity, and then let me keep enough of MY MONEY as a member of one of their so-called "working families" in order to eat and pay my mortgage and utilities and take an occasional vacation and possibly retire in the next 10 or 15 years if I don't die of a ruptured blood vessel in my forehead in the process...

Got it?

That will be ALL...for now...

OK MORE 4:01 AM:

Here's the MSNBC Dumbass Chris Mathews showing his IQ in a post victory interview with Republican Politician Babe Rep. Michele Bachman (R MN)

I wish someone would stomp that silly idiot's ass just once and give him a good attitude adjustment and make him unsuitable in appearance for Prime time TV crap like he does...