Jan 31, 2010

Iran TESTING Obama in 2010? Really bad idea!

Obama already looks at warplans against an uncooperative and testy Iran.  Sends anti missile weapons and more ships to the mideast.   Now Iran gets testy in reaction.... at their own risk!


'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11'

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 01:30:44 GMT

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.


"The Islamic Revolution opened a window to liberty for the human race, which was trapped in the dead ends of materialism," Ahmadinejad said during a cabinet meeting on Sunday.


"If the Islamic Revolution had not occurred, liberalism and Marxism would have crushed all human dignity in their power-seeking and money-grubbing claws. Nothing would have remained of human and spiritual principles," he added.


Ahmadinejad said that in the three decades of its history, the Islamic Revolution had inspired some great developments in the world.


The Iranian president made the remarks as the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches.


Iranians are expected to pour into the streets on February 11 to celebrate the occasion in public rallies across the country, as they have done annually over the past three decades.


MJ/HGL
Radioman's view is that if Iran doesn't behave, this planet will refer to Iran ONLY in the past tense on February 12th!  Too bad for THEM!  Wonder if Iran doesn't understand Chicago politics?


Hmmm. Obama rattles missiles towards Iran.

US raises stakes on Iran by sending in ships and missiles

Pentagon says Patriot shield will deter strike on American allies in the Gulf
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/31/iran-nuclear-us-missiles-gulf 

Bloomberg says this'll be a big story tomorrow...as the pentagon creates air/sea battle plans against Iran, China.

Political TruthMeter: Where O Where have our Good Jobs Gone?

Posted by obama bin-lyin on 1/31/2010, 9:55 am, in reply to ...
So u think Obama tells the truth? He is the worse liar, and now all his ummmms ... uuhhhhh, I know republicans and big business that create jobs are sooooo bad.... let s just have all democrats and no jobs and no money... that is good.... i am more republican leaning...and I just want to pay bills... i see democrats as the biggest spenders ever... if we cant afford to give everthing away we can't. My parents didn't spend stupid... but Obama is getting real stupid here.. what a disgrace he is... he had such a chance to do a good job.. but he blew it and just wants to spend more...and make mistake after mistake... we can't afford a dummy job learning making it up... no clear vision cause he doesn't even know what he stands for... change ... how about stability?

Posted by rman on 1/31/2010, 2:17 pm, in reply to ...
Big business DOES create a lot of jobs. The Chinese love US big business. It's building their country... at our expense.

Want a good job? Move to San Diego, unloading container ships carrying Chinese-made goods bearing US brand names.

And use some mouthwash to rinse that purple Kool Aid from talk radio out of your ears. you clearly aren't on the air in talk radio because you don't have a clean connection between ear and mouth. You didn't retain their BS even well enough to repeat it clearly.

You want to use verbal mannerisms to detect truth? Listen for when Rush stutters! That happens when Rush talks himself into an illogical corner and he has just talk shit to cover it up so he can get back on the white wing woad.

Red Skelton on Marriage

1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship. She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.

2. We also sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.

3. I take my wife everywhere..... but she keeps finding her way back.

4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary. "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.  
So I suggested the kitchen.

5.. We always hold hands.  If I let go, she shops.

6. She has an electric blender, electric toaster and electric  bread maker.  She said "There are too many gadgets and no place to sit down!"  So I bought her an electric chair.

7. My wife told me the car wasn't running well because there was water in the carburetor.  I asked where the car was; she told me "In the lake."

8. She got a mud pack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off.

9. She ran after the garbage truck, yelling "Am I too late  for the garbage?"  The driver said "No, jump in!"

10. Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.

11. I married Miss Right.  I just didn't know her first name was Always.

12. I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months.  I don't like to interrupt her.

13. The last fight was my fault though. My wife asked "What's on the TV?"  I said "Dust!"

Can't you just hear him say all of these?  I love it...this is from the good old days when humour didn't have to start with a four letter word........  just clean and simple fun!

Jan 30, 2010

Today's Health insurance problem needing a unified Congress

The Golfing Nun



A nun walks into Mother Superior's office and plunks down into a chair. She lets out a sigh heavy with frustration. 
     
'What troubles you, Sister?' asked the Mother Superior...'I thought this was the day you spent with your family.' 


'It was,' sighed the Sister. 'And I went to play golf with my brother. We try to play golf as often as we can. You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ.' 


'I seem to recall that,' the Mother Superior agreed. 'So I take it your day of recreation was not relaxing?' 

'Far from it,' snorted the Sister. 'In fact, I even took the Lord's name in vain today!' 

'Goodness,Sister!' gasped the Mother Superior,astonished. 'You must tell me all about it!' 


'Well, we were on the fifth tee...and this hole is a monster, Mother -540 yard Par 5 with a nasty dogleg left and a hidden green....and I hit the drive of my life. I creamed it. The sweetest swing I ever made. 


And it's flying straight and true, right along the line I wanted...and it hits a bird in mid-flight !' 

'Oh my!' commiserated the Mother. 'How unfortunate! But surely that didn't make you blaspheme, Sister!' 

'No, that wasn't it,' admitted Sister. 'While I was still trying to fathom what had happened, this squirrel runs out of the woods, grabs my ball and runs off down the fairway!' 

'Oh, that would have made me blaspheme!' sympathized the Mother.


 'But I didn't, Mother!' sobbed the Sister. 'And I was so proud of myself! And while I was pondering whether this was a sign from God, this hawk swoops out of the sky and grabs the squirrel and flies off, with my ball still clutched in his paws!' 


'So that's when you cursed,' said the Mother with a knowing smile. 

'Nope, that wasn't it either,' cried the Sister, anguished, 'because as the hawk started to fly out of sight, the squirrel started struggling, and the hawk dropped him right there on the green, and the ball popped out of his paws and rolled to about 18 inches from the cup!' 


Mother Superior sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest, fixed the Sister with a baleful stare and said.... 'You missed the damned putt, didn't you?'

Jan 29, 2010

Can of Wasp Spray? An Easy Self-Protection Device???

Maybe we should carry one in the car.  If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone’s  evil plans for you.  Did you know this?  I didn't..  I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.

Wasp Spray
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area  was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection.  She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.  She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the  heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania . For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed. Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace of pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades.

It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

"That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life. Please share this with all the people in your life

RadiomanKC says: an unsolicited email from a friend.  I offer no advice as to its accuracy, but it IS interesting, isn't it?

Pretty funny, creative video mime

At the end, it hopes to capture your email address if you enter it, but you don't have to give it to them.  EVEN SO, its fun video entertainment up to that point.

ENJOY.
http://www.circoripopolo.be/comicduo

Apparently Tiger Woods is finished saying he's sorry?


Bare Tiger Woods hot picture in Vanity Fair.Sexual Image is everything, apparently.

Click here and THEN SCROLL DOWN for more interesting blog msgs, jokes and videos  from Radioman..

Right HERE! The most expensive picture ever taken

I'd assert that this photo of Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon in 1969 cost us a HUGE amount of money.  And all astronaut Armstrong brought back were some moon rocks as souvenirs! A hundred billion dollars, all tolled up in 1960s dollars to put him there for that photo!

I think I heard KMBZ's resident white wing talk show host, Darla Jaye yesterday, lamenting that the shuttle's replacement program is being canceled for now.  Oh the unemployed contractor humanity!

Did I hear her scoff and say, 'oh, but we might need to uh, go to the space station?'  For what?  To say hi to the resident Russians?  For that reason,  it's a good jobs bill to keep all those NASA engineers and space contractors working in case we want to walk around the moon or take some pictures of Jupiter's moons? So we can get more rock souvenirs and more NASA pix for their website?  Oh STOP!

Europe's done it.  Why not the US??  Well Darla, more inconsistency from the right. Me, I'd rather skip a new space ship to the moon or photo-missions to other planets for a few years.  NOW, during these hard times, just take that money and employing those VERY SAME engineers, plus a bunch of workmen to build a high-speed 200-mph rail system from KC to Lawrence, Wichita, Tulsa, Ok City, Dallas and Houston.  No.  Not Light rail from Brookside to nowhere.  Inter-CITY rail!

How about THAT trip, Darla?  And  THEN a few other rail connections from LA to Vegas.  And one from Boston to NY to Washington, to Atlanta, to Miami, that make more sense.  And maybe one from NY to Philadelphia to Chicago to St Louis to KC, to Denver, to SLC, to Vegas to LA and splitting to SFC, etc etc.  You'd rather go to the moon, Darla?

Ya know, it was Republican Eisenhower from Abilene, who built the Interstate highway system in the 50s, finishing up only a few years ago.  Now maybe we need what the French have built to relieve our crowded, terrorist-risked skies?  And get more out of it than some moon rocks.

Video: Sister Myotis on Thongs (would play well here!)

Jan 28, 2010

Liberal Guide to Understanding Conservatives...

Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, idle dreamers in Hollywood, and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because they thought it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.  Ahhhh... Poor guy!

Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller.  They eat red meat, and still have enough stamina to provide for their women.  Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing.  They like to govern those who are productive members of society, and they also like to decide what to do with all the goods produced by Conservatives.

Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans... That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to   America.  Centuries later, they crept into the Wild West only after it was tamed by conservative "mountain men," cowboys,  and mounted cavelry soldiers who ridded the west of all the Indian "ruffians," making it safe for the City Slickers.

Soon, these "tender horn" (Urban Cowboy) Liberals created an ever-growing business of trying to get something for doing nothing.  The result:  Lawyers and Professional Politicians!

That ends today's lesson in world history:

It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above, before forwarding it (along with a disclaimer) to all his liberal friends. (He will not forward it to any conservatives.)

A Conservative will simply laugh out loud. He will immediately see the essence of truth of this short historical summery.  He may forward it to a few other true believers, but is more likely to send it to a lot more liberals, just to tee them off.

And there you have it!

Let your next action reveal your true self...

Are you with us, or again' us

~~~ Adam <-- (He was the FIRST Conservative... Eve was a typical LIBERAL-minded woman!)

Local KCMO people whining about how bad they have it?

I don't usually cut and paste from other blogs and then past my response on their blogs, but tis is a good one from TKC, always wanting to make the city of Kansas City look bad because he hates the mayor.

Strange that Yael T. Abouhalkah didn't get much reaction to his post noting that . . .

SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT KANSAS CITY CITIZEN SATISFACTION NUMBERS ARE DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD!!!

Remember that Mayor Funky said these numbers were the best indication of how he was doing his job:

Here's the damage:




  • Overall quality of services provided by the city: 44 percent satisfaction (down from 45 percent in 2nd quarter and 46 percent for all of 2008).




  • Overall value that you receive for city tax dollars: 28 percent (down from 29 percent in 2nd quarter, same as 28 percent in 2008).




  • Overall image of the city: 34 percent satisfaction (down from 39 percent in 2nd quarter and way down from 45 percent in 2008).




  • Overall quality of life in the city: 48 percent (down from 53 percent in 2nd quarter and down from 56 percent in 2008).




  • Overall feeling of safety in the city: 33 percent (down from 37 percent in 2nd quarter, and 37 percent in 2008).




  • Don't forget to check out the KCMO link for the full report.


    Well.. here's RADIOMAN'S response ( and no I don't even live in that wicked city!)

    Yet another worthless survey to provide bloggers with talking points.

    Wonder if the timing, after a snow storm affected the results?

    Wonder if the people surveyed were informed? Did they think about the snow BUT ALSO the water that's always there, the toilet that doesn't back up, the street that gets them to work, the traffic signals that work except during a power outage, the trash truck that shows up on the right day? The parks that are always well manicured during the summer months, the pools that are always open? Cameras busting red light runners, local cops cleaning up after the murders, firemen within five minutes of your unexpected house fire at 2am on a Sunday?

    Enough whining. Tony needs some perspective about what city government is actually supposed to do!

    Jan 27, 2010

    Haiti attacked by a Small Soviet Nuclear weapon


    The difference between an earthquake killing 200,000 people in fallen buildings ... and a nuclear attack is that all the survivors would have also suffered 3rd degree burns too.  There'd be NO rescue, no recovery, and the rest of the people would die within a week or two.  There's be no rescue attempts after a nuclear explosion.  No one would go there.

    Understand now, what nuclear war would actually do to ANY city targeted!  Or MANY.  Including a captured nuke by Al Quida set off like 9-11 on just ONE hapless target city.

    Or an unthinkable END OF THE WORLD nuclear exchange between us and the Russians which nearly happened twenty years ago on a HUNDRED US cities.   Prepare yourself if the Arabs actually do what they want to do so badly.  Which is to kill non-believers they call infidels by the hundreds of thousands to glorify their Allah!   They'd do it in a heartbeat and dance in the streets of their arab cities-- no matter who is president!  They don't care who is president.  They kill their own, even with no guilt.

      They live to take us down!   And DELIGHT in doing to a US city and our people even more horror than happened in Haiti!  To sickly honor their false god!

    Republicans as usual, sitting on their hands!


    I'm disappointed the president didn't comment on what most viewers notice during every State of the Union address.

    How many Republicans sit on their hands and don't applaud at good ideas because a Democratic President suggested them.

    It's why the Republicans simply aren't fit to govern. They've sold out to the corporations. Simple as that.

    All the help you'll ever need...


    A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.



    The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"


    Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"



    The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo..


    The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany ..

    Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response..


    Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."


    "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.


    Then Bud says to the young man, "If I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"


    The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"


    "You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

    "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"


    "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter.



    This is a herd of sheep. ....

    Now give me back my dog.

    Jan 25, 2010

    PHONE BOOKS: Waste of Paper


    We took our phone books from the front porch and dropped them immediately into our BFI container.  Advertisers who buy ads in last centuries' paper technology are wasting their money.


    Finding places to buy, places to order food, eat, or find sales are 20 seconds away on Google.   Phone book is a waste of paper and a waste of time.

    What to fear? Local normal murders or another Al Quida attack?


    I grow so tired of local bloggers wringing their hands over Kansas City's fairly stable murder rate.  Even the MAYOR has acknowleged that there are a fair number of 'bad people' in a city as large as Kansas City.  Duh.

    And so it should follow that those 'bad people' were in the Kansas City School District and so were being bad and sitting in the back row of classrooms, even while teachers were trying to help children prepare for productive careers!  ( Duh!-- light bulb goes on!)

    What are schools doing to IDENTIFY THOSE KIDS and putting them in a DIFFERENT program that will de-rail what in TODAY"S program they would become (candidates for state prison)?


    We should be MUCH more concerned about the national comments of Osama bin Laden using the same Arabic phrases in his latest audio that he's used before attacks.

    Namely, if we keep supporting Israel, we'll be attacked. And the unrelated news release this week that an unusual number of men on the NO FLY list have been nailed, apparently, trying to get into the country.

    -0-

    Remember, the networks were preoccupied with some missing intern and whether some philandering Congressman might have been responsible. Turned out after a year or two, he wasn't... but the next morning 3 jetliners had been hijacked.

    Maybe we should concentrate on more important issues than east of Troost murders?


    Report on bin Laden's latest audio tape 


    Well, not conclusive...but one must wonder how many sleeper people have positioned themselves for their jihad... as they smile at us, selling us our soda/chips/ liquor/smokes at their convenience stores, but don't really buy into our hedonistic way of life, so they await their orders....
    Report on no fly zone violators...

    Jan 24, 2010

    Make ALTERNET part of your daily breakfast if you intend to be fully informed!



    GET BALANCE!  Conservatives leave themselves SO open to being HOODWINKED and risk of 1-sided BIAS, if ya don't ALSO subscribe daily to ALTERNET:  http://www.alternet.org/

    Cop says, "Oh, Piss on it!"




    Click the picture for a full screen read - easier read -of this graphic joke

    Mensa Invitational: Clever Word Playgerism



    The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one  letter, and supply a new definition.

    Here are the winners:


    1. Cashtration (n) : The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for
        an indefinite period of time.

    2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

    3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to
        start with.
          
    4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
          
    5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from
        penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near
        future.
         
    6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
          
    7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high ..
          
    8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
          
    9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
          
    10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
          
    11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And
          then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
          
    12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are
          good for you.
          
    13. Glibido : All talk and no action.
          
    14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
          
    15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked
          through a spider web.
         
    16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the
          morning and cannot be cast out.
          
    17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
           
      Additional submissions:
     
    1. Coffee  n. The person upon whom one coughs.
          
    2. Flubbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
          
    3. Abdicate v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
            
    4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
          
    5. Willy-nilly, adj.  Impotent.
          
    6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
          
     7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.
                 
     8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
          
     9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a
        steamroller.
          
    10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.   REALLY rapidly…
          
    11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
          
    12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
                 
    13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
          
    14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
          
    15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck
          there.
          
    16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

    (Fm an apparently NOT FULLY accurate email I got.  Read the comment below!

    Jan 23, 2010

    Full disclosure now required on selling home by owner

    here's an example



    To Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity
    1.  At lunchtime, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer
         at passing cars. See if they slow down. 
    2.  Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice
    3.  Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with
         that. 
    4.  Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks . Once everyone has gotten over
         their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
    5.  In the memo field of all your checks, write 'for marijuana'.
    6.  Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.
    7.  Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
    8.  Specify that your drive-through order is 'to go'.
    9.  Sing along at the opera.
    10. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because
         you have a headache.
    11. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I won! I won!'
    12. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling 'run for
          your lives! They're loose!'
    13. Tell your children over dinner, 'due to the economy, we are going to have to
          let one of you go.' 

    And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity....

    14. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE
          COUNTER AND ASK WHERE THE FITTING ROOM IS.

    Jan 22, 2010

    Poor people voting for the rich

    The trouble with poor/ordinary people is that they're easily misled by the rich.  And so poor/middle class people will vote AGAINST THEIR OWN INTERESTS for the rich because they just WISH they were rich!  What a dumb idea!

    This is exactly why working class people who have to pay high insurance premiums will vote REPUBLICAN, not realizing that it will cost them vastly MORE later.  Too bad most salaried people who vote for the capitalists will make the same mistake.  They will pay the price when someone in their families contract common cancer and they will lose ALL of their savings to pay for what their insurance company WON'T!  That's when they pay for their Republican votes of their past!  Pay DEARLY!

    Jan 20, 2010

    KMBZ: White Wing Talk Wadio taking Kwedit for Massachusetts.

    The right wing faces of KMBZ (Shanin, Parks, and Darla Jaye) are gloating that the greedy came in from all over the country with their dollars and volunteers to 'help' Massachusetts voters decide who THEIR Senator would be.

    Just a couple thoughts. First, I didn't serve my country to see the capitalists railroad the political process.

    But the people who love their money the most will soon discover that each year their health care plans go up 15 percent. Their federal taxes never do -- so soon many people will pay more to insurance companies  than to the federal government for all our roads, and projects, and military. This is how hoodwinked they are.





    We can only hope those who run the KMBZ koolaid stand at Metcalf & SM-Pkwy in Mission, KS will lose their jobs and get themselves a debilitating disease BEFORE they get on Medicare... wiping out their life's savings, making paupers of their spouses. Making them rue the day that they helped disease management remain FOR PROFIT--  so thousands die each year from lack of enough cash to get the care or medicine they need.   The studio radio types just don't connect with the people.


    The very Americans at the MOST risk from the Republicans are those who have SOME money stashed away...and the capitalists WANT ALL of it.

    No more jobs, friends. Pie in the sky. Corporations shipped all the good paying jobs overseas, leaving skilled workers selling overseas goods retail or at discount houses... which are the only places we can afford new goods. (I know, I know, Clinton was Pres when the US passed it, but both parties ex-Presidents hoodwinked us into this insanity, except for ONE.... Ross Perot!) 


    We won't see jobs return until the Asians have two cars and aircraft carriers and fancy health care to take out of their wages.  Until then, they make Five bucks a day, the manufacturers pocket plenty, what Walmart doesn't by arm-twisting their vendors with their huge purchasing power.

    Nope, the White Wingers never read any of those websites or watch MSNBC when they put together their pitcher of Koolaid each day for their listeners.  That's why they only know half of the story... the story they get by being on the (Hillary said it best) the email lists of the Great White Wing ConspirWacy!



    Same flag-waving, 'we love our country' frenzy we saw in 1938 in Nazi Germany. They were just too powerful to stop because they only allowed one point of view.   And the sheep dutifully, mindlessly went along.  And those who had second thoughts were powerless against movement. 


    PS.. KMBZ ;s beloved Rush Limbaugh was awarded a "Liar Liar Pants on Fire TruthOMeter" award from Pulitzer Prize winning POLITIFACT.COM for falsely claiming Obama was skimming admin costs when people contribute to WhiteHouse.gov to help the people of Haiti.  This is just an example of how the right plays fast in loose with the facts in their full-court press to discredit this government for their own political purposes.   This is why I concluded when they impeached Clinton that the Republicans just aren't fit to govern.  Lying and mis-representing just doesn't bother them at all.  And radio talk show hosts do it with ease, and screen the truth-watchers from access to question them.

    Jan 18, 2010

    Big day for America in Massachusetts

    The full court press is on by Republicans and their sold out media to kill the people's movement to take government back from the lobbiests and their corporate owners.

    Tomorrow's the election in liberal Massachusetts to elect a replacement for health care hero, the late Ted Kennedy.  Republicans are never bashful about buying an election and hoodwinking Americans to get their way.  Like this late night slant from their pocket News link, Matt Drudge



    Pls not to fall for it, Mass folks.  Don't believe the right wing, they're just trying to steal yet another election by misleading you with their slanted coverage.

    VOTE... Vote Democratic, vote for Marsha!  America is counting on your bravery.

    radiomankc said it.  Hello Boston!

    Related...  Your company trying to get you to cancel your health care coverage to save them money?

    Big health care insurance increases from your boss's choice, hard to believe,huh?

    Rush applauds the most progressive health care state.  Whooops! 

    Why we need Medicare for All 

    Last Minute Health Care Fact checker?  Check out the even handed Annenberg Foundation.org!

    Jan 17, 2010

    Video: A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward

    A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.  Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.

    This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant.   Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.


    This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old.   The contest was titled "u @ 50"  by  AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.  So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.
     

    Jan 16, 2010

    KMBZ's Darla Jaye goes easy on Gloria Squitero


    For all the hype and excitement Darla Jaye at KMBZ Kansas City put out about her big exclusive interview with KC Mayor Mark Funkhouser's wife Gloria Squitero, she generated no news.  (Mrs (Gloria Squitero) Funkhouser and the KC mayor to the right.))

    I never turn on the radio at home but after the hype today, I wanted to see how Darla handled the mayor's wife who blogger TKC and  his city hall-insider sources love to rip.

    Darla Jaye was uncharacteristically journalistic and fair on this interview.  Perplexing  She normally plays the barracuda!   Was it the deal to get the interview at all?  To do a "Larry King - NPR - Ted Koeppel"  kind of softball interview in return for the appearance?  If so, Darla Jaye held up her end...and if anything, we learned that the mayor's wife is devoted and isn't JUST a monster.  And Darla Jaye did not at all play inquisitor over Gloria's recorded uncivil comments


    Now Gloria Squitero's been to court already, and reportedly admitted more than a few vile comments and the public documents and anonymous sitty hall insiders have confirmed, she has her dark side which has cost the city plenty in settlements and very hard feelings amongst staff.

    How many men don't understand that WOMEN CAN INDEED show a nicey-nicey side to their kids/girlfriends -- but be complete bitttches to their husbands or kids when they've lost the respect? 
    So knowing that Darla Jaye or Gloria Squitero have two very different sides - depending on who's listening -- is not surprising.  Professional women are very good at sounding "sing-song team player" to their GF's/coworkers on the phone and after hanging up, playing wicked witch of the west with their kids or spouses barely five seconds later.  The advisors, Dear Abby and Drs. Laura and Brothers admonish women to not try to civilize their men too much if they hope to keep them but many don't listen..  Yet Darla Jaye can be Queen of the Cheap Shot on the one hand, but yet syruppy sweet on the other,  when she's disposed to be sweet and professional.  No surprise SHE's single, fer sure.  They're just roles manipulative people play to get ahead.


    Yes, that rant was about gender. Why?  Because after a day thinking about it,  I think the Darla Jaye's interview with the type-A Gloria Squitero was probably more about gender loyalty than most people would believe.  I think Darla Jaye was up for doing what she could to raise up the sisterhood locally.    The mayor's wife has too bad a reputation around town and in the court to defend for any other reason.  Both Gloria and Darla Jaye got mileage out of the interview, even if truth wasn't so victorious.

    I admit to liking the civility of the interview and I learned some things about Gloria's higher objectives.  But know full well that both women can be, and ARE, very uncivil when they want to be.  And that, I did not hear.

    Catholics having coffee...

    Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee. 


    The first Catholic man tells his friends, "My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him 'Father'."

    The second Catholic man chirps, "My son is a Bishop.  When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Grace'."
     


    The third Catholic gent says, "My son is a Cardinal.  When he enters a room everyone says 'Your Eminence'."
     


    The fourth Catholic man then says, "My son is the Pope.  When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Holiness'."
     


    Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men give her a subtle, "Well....?"
     
    She proudly replies, "I have a daughter, 
      
      
    Slim, 
      
    Tall, 
      
    38D breast, 
      
    24" waist and 
       
    34" hips. 
      
    When she walks into a room, people say, "Oh My God.."

    Jan 14, 2010

    5 Important Lessons



    1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

    During my second month of college, our professor Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student.  And had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

    "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

    Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the Cleaning woman  several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?

    I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.


    "Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people.  All are significant.. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."

    I've never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her name was Dorothy.


    2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain


       One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

    Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

    A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 19 60's. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab.

    She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.


    It read:  "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits.  Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."  Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.

    3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.

    In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

    "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

    "Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

    The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.  "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.

    By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.  "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.

    The little boy again counted his coins.  "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.

    The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table.  There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies..

    You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

    4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.


    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway.  Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.  Some of the king's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by  and simply walked around it.  Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables.  Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road.  After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.  The peasant learned what many of us never understand!

    Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

    5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...

    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease.  Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.  The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

    I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save  her."  As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed  next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing  the color returning to her cheek. Then his face  grew pale and his smile faded.

    He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?"

    Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

    Now you have  2  choices.

    1 Ignore this msg/email or

    2. Forward this msg's URL / (or press "CTRL-A to select ALL the text, and then CTRL-C to copy this text to your clipboard.  Then launch your email and then press CTRL-V after clicking inside your your blank message body.  CTRL-V will paste the entire text into a message so you can send it to all your friends/family email list.  Good luck learning how to select ALL with CTRL-A, and then CTRL-C to copy to your "clipboard", and CTRL-V to paste from your "clipboard" into an email msg!)

    I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.   Most importantly.... "Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching."   NOW more than ever - Please...     Pass It On... you never know how or when you'll be paid!

    Sarah Palin to Pundit for Faux News!


    Following is everything she knows:










    -0-

    Jan 12, 2010

    IS YOUR COMPANY TRYING get you to DROP THEIR INSURANCE?

    Do you think maybe your company has decided to offer you such a crappy insurance policy, with an OUTRAGEOUS INCREASE, that they hope you will DROP your company policy and get your own?

    SAVING THEM what they used to contribute?    A SLICK WAY to reduce your benefits without actually sayng so?

    Don't be bullshitted if your company cuts your benefits.   They'll bring in the Insurance Company Presenters with their polished  computerPower point presentations.  But don't be fooled.   They're just soft-pedaling a steep rate increase.


    You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley.  It's November 11, 1965.  LZ X-ray , Vietnam .

    Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.

    You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out.   Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.  As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.


    Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.  You look up to see an unarmed Huey. But ... it doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

    Ed Freeman is coming for you. 
    He's not Medi-Vac so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.  Even  after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.  He's coming anyway.

    And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

    Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses.  And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!  He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out.


    Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise , Idaho .


    May God Rest His Soul.