Monday, September 29, 2008

Bun on the run

Booker explored the back yard last night. Then she got our of her harness and I had to chase her around. She is a smart cookie (that's just something old people say).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barack the Vote

I got this email yesterday and really liked it. Don't get all bent out of shape if you are voting for McCain/Palin. I just think this makes some excellent points. It's a little pointed, I still think it makes a great statement.

If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers: a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
Name your kids Willow , Trig, and Track: you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating: you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first
black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive
that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law
professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with
over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human
Services committee, spend 4 ye ars in the United States Senate representing a
state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the
Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs
committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
If your total resume is: local weather girl (sports caster), 4 years on
the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000
people, 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then
you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2
beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your
disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the
proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other
option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen
daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a
prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent
America 's.
If your husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DUI
conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age
25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska
from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Booker's Halloween Costume.....

Rah Rah Siss Boom Baaaahhhhh!!

They didn't have any pom poms but I think she pulls it off quite well.....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Negative, Negative, No! No! No!

While I feel up to date on political issues in our state, in general I don't get too pissed about stuff. I realize that I live in a conservative state and therefore should expect a certain level of stupid conservative laws and policies. I am putting my foot down. I am drawing the line.

Thanks to a new law passed by the legislature as of October 1st no malt beverages will be sold in grocery stores. That means no Mike's Hard Lemonade,no Fuzzy Navels, no Boones Farm. The new law mandates that all malt beverages, or "Alcopops" as they refer to them, may only be sold in State Liquor Stores. Why must you rob the public of these delicious lady beverages, or "Bitch Beers" as I call them. If I want to drown my sorrows in a bottle of Boone's Farm Melon Ball on a Sunday afternoon I should have the right ! People, you can't plan depressive episodes, they just happen.

The reasoning for removal from grocery stores ??? Because these "Alcopops" are clearly marketed toward underage people and are there fore encouraging under age drinking. PEOPLE! PLEASE! The advertising restrictions are so tight that kids aren't even seeing them! If you are worried about your child drinking underage, or at all, it is the responsibility or parents to educate their kids on the dangers or binge drinking, drinking and driving etc. Have harsher repercussions for stores that sell to minors and for persons who purchase alcohol for minors. Don't take away my right to enjoy a fuzzy navel because it doesn't conform to your set of values.

Distributors for Anheuser-Busch and Diageo, the worlds largest breweries, say that they will no longer distribute their delicious products in Utah. The cost to adhere to the labeling laws required by the state of Utah for sale in the State Liquor Store is not worth it for them.

So there you go. I'm pissed. Real pissed. And I don't even really like these beverages. IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF THE MATTER!

See the article in Salt Lake Tribune here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the face of death

looked like a weathered lizard.

The other day I got out of my car to pump some gas. As I swiped my card I notice the lady on the other side of the pump, also gassing up her card, was smoking a cigarette. I said " You really shouldn't be smoking while pumping gas." Just a tip.

She gives me the stink eye and says in her frog voice "What? You're one of those anti-smoking types eh?"

I replied "No. I'm more like one of those anti-exploding types."

The stink eye intensified. Then she tossed her cig butt into the trash can. don;t worry. She didn't put it out so I sure a trash can was blazing a little while later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Overheard in West Jordan

Returned Mish #1: Yeah, I was worried I might not get in...

Returned Mish #2: Dude, At SLCC (Salt Lake Community College) you pretty much have to be dead to not get in.....