Thursday, January 31, 2008

either way.....

no cage match

How horribly disappointed Wolf must be that the two Senators are behaving like grown ups! Dull, boring wonk-ish policy discussions!  come on, sling some mud.. poor Wolf...My Opinion has not changed, Senator Clinton IS by far, again, in my opinion, the better of the two. BUT, both are heads and shoulders above McCain and Romney

Mendon NY , 2:00 pm

videoKoda on Ice.

crazy ass , wacko , nut job trannies for clinton


I am not going to link, but c.a.w.n.j.t. Ann Coulter, has said she will vote for HRC over McCain.. this is going to be F.U.N.

enough politics! II


a thing of beauty

enough politics!


THESE KIDS TODAY, with their rock music and long hair , and  goofy ass drinking games. I blame the video game industry. In OUR DAY we had the cerebral drinking games, your Thumper, your Minsters Cat,-[the minsters cat is an egotistical cat..]- Store, that stupid "pop/bang" thing that i never could figure out,(and was really just a way for Todd get really drunk ,really fast.) Sure we played Quarters every now and again, but even that could teach a lesson: " your GI track and YOU!" ( or as the nurse at UGA told Jodi," the worst part is behind you")  Smart games, that involved deep thought and reasoning.
Today its all about the "beer pong" and the "flip cup" , yes,  games that require much more hand to eye coordination, but come on, you are drinking, the goal is to lose that! Sometimes i just fear for the future of this great nation... 
 BUT, Fear not, this was just a break from your daily dose of politics, tonight is the show down! Hillary and Barak, the cage match!  i CAN NOT wait.

John McCain

"war, war, war, if i hear war one more time , i shall go into the house and shut the door"
Isn't the war polling at 20% around the country? Can he really be elected by saying over and over: " we can be there for ten thousand years?"
"As president , John McCain would nominate judges who understand that the role of the Court is not to subvert the rights of the people by legislating from the bench"- from his own website. "Subvert the rights of the people"? SO, things like the voting rights act should be put to "the people"? 
He has so many good ideas , and is hated by the Limbaugh wing of the gop, which has to be a good thing. He has proved many times that he can reach across the isle, so that would make it hard for Senator Obama to run on just "unity". He has just jumped-the-shark in his pandering to the wack jobs.
  

what good is sitting alone in your room...

We saw a lovely production of CABARET tonight at GEVA. The Sally Bowls was played by Storm Large, who was on a CBS sort of Rock Star show, she was very good. Looked a bit like ole Dana Bass  ( most of Barrow County is to this day still! talking about her RIZZO from the 1983 wbhs production of Grease) 
Neither Neil or I had ever seen the stage version Cabaret. Its very different than the 1972 movie, which one of the actors told us in a prolog  was re arranged to show more LIZA
A very nice evening.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

hold on just a dad blame minute....

  Hillary just kicked some ass in Florida. Senator McCain got 686, 283 votes to Hillary's 852,207. The Democrats got many more votes over all than the GOP in a state that Dinky- the- wonder- president took twice. This is a big story, that will not be reported so much because we are still all caught up in Barak and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Obama took some very northern very black counties in the panhandle and Jacksonville. Miami is all Hillary. Again BIG story that wont matter because there are no delegates . 
As we all know from the hanging of the chads, Florida can be all that matters, and from what I can tell, HRC JUST proved that she can deliver it. 

old man winter

It was about 50 degrees this afternoon, in 24 hours it will be 10 degrees, should be an interesting night!

Camelot '08

  I was , at one point in my life, a little bit obsessed with JFK, and thats sort of like saying the Titanic had a little bit of a hole, or Birttany is a little bit trashy. I could tell you where he was and what he was doing , pretty much , on any given day of his life. He had to have been the first Americans to have his entire life so well documented. Not just him either, but Joe, Kathleen ( my favorite) Bobby, et all ( not so much Teddy, but he was soooo young). Way before the 1960 election the Kennedys were rock stars onto them selves. To this day i am thankful that there were not cell phone cameras around when i used to , at the drop of any hat, break into " If Ever I Should Leave You" (that chubby Opera singing boy..)
I read everything, and there was LOTS written. Joe , Sr. was a force in the United States the like of which has not been seen since. I say all this , just so the casual reader will understand that I am not a Johnny come lately to the Camelot bandwagon. So the phrases that were used yesterday, to DARE (?) say " THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED"!?!?  Has it, is it, can it be?  That generation EARED that torch,they grew up in the shadow of the Great Depression, they won World War Two, they fought and died all over the world, and had vowed to NOT do it again. ummm, Senator Obama's , and my, generation, got high score at Frogger. I am not, well, i sort of am, putting on my More-Kennedy-than-Thou hat, I am just saying , that to some people, the lives and words of JFK , and his generation, the unique experiences that they went through, were , just that: Unique. 
I have cringed at the constant tossing around of the word HOPE, ( which i do have to figure out why, cause i was drooling 16 years ago over a place called hope) but, JFK did offer the world a new vision of hope, tempered in war and hard times. I do not see that in Barak Obama, he has neither the Gravitas, or the Maturity to uphold such a mantle. I do HOPE that I can have my mind changed on this.

Monday, January 28, 2008

LAME' DUCK



well that was just as sad of a SOTU that i ever hope to see. As far as i could tell, he likes cheese, and freedom
Sadly Governor Sebelius didn't set the world on fire either, but the frozen dead rat on my porch would have been better than GWB.

warning , Will Robinson...

Scary Alert:  
decide for yourself, and thanks to my oh so cute friend DREW for the link.

If you are feeling light headed...


 It's because of the GIANT gay intake of oxygen all over the world from this NYT pic. Poor Miss Nikki, bless her heart.  { in related story: Miss Shoshana Lutz of Massapequa , Long Island, reports bridesmaid dress stolen}... ALSO, does Ellen Page ( who we love!) NOT read Kyle+Blog?  did she not read me telling her to call Tim Gunn? Did she miss read the invite? { thought it said: lovely luncheon with Nana at the Zodiac Room in Neiman's}  Not to let the boys off so easy, BJ!  call your pal Viggo, what is that , a Tallit?
Winner: ( at least from these pics) Glenn Close
Runner up: Terri Hatcher 
AND:  Ms. Jolie-Pitt.. sooo  expecting a blessed event!

Obama-mania ( or how i learned to love the bomb)


this wont matter to anyone, except  , well, Dahn and Neil:  Kendall Harmon loves Obama.

State of the Union

George Bush?  is he still around?  Im shocked, but not awed.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

we are family II

Senator Obama got more votes tonight than McCain and Huckabee.. COMBINED. At the end of the night he could have more votes cast for him that were cast for all Democrats in 2004, facts are facts. Can he bring out the great numbers of non voters all over the country? His sainthood is now made official: Caroline Kennedy just called him A President Like My Father. BUT, Bill Bennett is saying nice things about him.. come on, HOW , do I/we ( non royal) support someone that Bill freaking Bennett says nice things about. 
Here is the question, and I am working through this. My ex, Andrew Sullivan, says that Senator Obama is ABOVE the fight, and most of the msm echos that. IS being above that fight the same as winning the fight?  
Senator Obama got 530, 322  votes( 99% reporting) tonight, in 2004 John Kerry got 648, 443 votes. It just gets more and more impressive. 

we are family

Lets really hope that this last weeks ugly ugly behavior ends. Looks like Senator Clinton is getting her ass kicked, and that Senator Obama is not doing SO bad with South Carolina white voters. It could be worse.
We just have to keep in mind why this election is sooo important.

a moment for just me..talk amongst yourselves....

he has on a Georgia shirt , and is saying how much he LOVES Georgia football and tailgating.

ummm..... could it be the HGH ?


human growth hormone

why doesn't mine go to eleven ?

turn up the volume

eenie meenie miney mo

decision day in South Carolina..... " That which does not kill us makes us stronger......"

Friday, January 25, 2008

Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you

Last day of Episcopal Rush here in Rochester, it has been A LOT of work for Neil. The last party is this evening, I hope there is no "miss-matching!"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A CLASSIC

" where is my chapstick"


a lighter note

Andrew Sullivan and I have broken up...


"But we also have a good idea what a Clinton presidency would look like. The restoration of the Clintons to the White House would trigger a new wave of all-out political warfare. That is not all Bill and Hillary’s fault - but it exists, whomever you blame, and cannot be ignored. Hillary Clinton doesn’t pretend that it won’t happen; she simply vows to persevere, in the hope that her side can win. Indeed, the Clintons’ joint career in public life seems oriented toward securing victory and personal vindication.

Sen. Obama’s campaign is an argument for a more unifying style of leadership. In a time of great partisanship, he is careful to talk about winning over independents and even Republicans. He is harsh on the failures of the current administration - and most of that critique well-deserved. But he doesn’t use his considerable rhetorical gifts to demonize Republicans. He’s not neglecting his core values; he defends his progressive vision with vigorous integrity. But for him, American unity - transcending party - is a core value in itself."

This is part of the endorsement from THE STATE newspaper in Columbia, the rest of it is here. This is just all well and good, really, i get it, Goodness and Light. BUT: Why will the people/forces/groups that will fight this "new wave of all out political warfare, NOT do so with ANY Democratic President?   Am i just missing something?  Will the taintless glory that is Barack Obama  make the right wing simply fade away? They will just give up the battle on everything that they stand for? 

Or, will we just be electing someone with no experience in fighting this fight? 


Is it wrong...


to have a crush on the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve?
Ben Bernanke: Southern, Jewish,  Bear.......It's Carol Burnett and John Foster Dulles, all over again.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

rock-'em sock-'em

I hated watching Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama go at it last night ( i didn't watch it in real time, and wouldn't watch all of it today, ) so, i hated the parts of Thrilla in Myrtle Beach that I saw.
"you're fat and ugly"
"You're big and stupid"
They are only hurting one another.. and end the end, i guess helping McCain 
There are so much nicer things to do in Myrtle Beach

oscar!, oscar!, oscar!

The Oscar Nominations came out today. For some reason I was not super excited, could be the writers strike,( really, can the government get to work on this and not that whole silly  subprime lending thing!) could be that i haven't seen that much this year, who knows, BUT, lets get on to what's really important: what we can expect on the RED CARPET!
  • the wives/girlfriends/babymama's:
  • Mrs. Johnny Depp has in the past looked lovely, a little cutting edge, but at least not boring
  • Viggo Mortensen could ALWAYS take Brenda, she does live in LA and they did have that very tender foot moment
  • MRS HAL HOLBROOK-omg-JUILA SUGARBAKER herself on the red carpet! be still my beating heart!
  • not sure of the rest
  • Best Actress:
  • Cate Blachett :LOVE her red carpet looks, and what, she is like 6'1 or somthing.VERY excited
  • Julie Chrisite : SO freaking beautiful, cant wait to see her!
  • Marion Cotillard : not a clue
  • Laura Linney : Can look lovely, but, can also sometime get the Meryl-serious-actress disease
  • Ellen Page : Juno was one of the two movies I saw, LOVED her, liked the movie, Very good move for her, lets hope for the best fashion wise ( someone give her Tim Gun's #)
  • Supporting Actress:
  • Cate Blanchett, Again : She should get to wear two dresses!
  • Ruby Dee : Im sure she will look lovely
  • Saoirse Ronan : not ao clue
  • Amy Ryan : again, not a clue
  • Tilda Swinton : the perfect trifecta of not a clue.
a few blasts from the pasts to wet your appetite: loved, hated, admired
AND, a very nice 79 year re-cap!

Record of a Sneeze, W.L.K. Dickson, 1893


"Monday"


Monday, even though it's not. Neil is over the top busy this week, and I think I'm coming down with a cold. Something to get your short work week off to a good start: CANDY

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rochester NY 11:15 am

video

I love Brenda Hollifield



I do, BUT, this was the veal porterhouse that i had for my fancy supper last night and it was damn good. My jacket fit me 70# ago.. now it looks like im wearing some hand me down.. ( and i was TODDY!)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

the tiniest of small , really minute, cracks

here is a small part of what Senator Obama had to say at Ebenezer this morning... LOVE to know how Bernice will/would respond

hens teeth

videoas rare as snow is in Georgia, is a bright sunny day in January in Upstate New York... but its COLD.... 

but, what about MY needs....

rev. Finster says:

Sunday morning... everybody keep warm and toasty today!.. a good day for soup