Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Beats watching the TangerinePeachOrangeRosePointsettiaGatorCotton Bowels
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What happened when the cow tried to jump over a barbed wire fence? Udder destruction.
I always get lost driving on New Year's Eve. I blame the Old Lane Signs.
I don't think I was concentrating properly when midnight struck on January 1st 2009. It just went in one era and out the other.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
So it's that time of year again where I share the reading list. Not quite as prolific as years past. Time has been a precious commodity here in 2008. Nonetheless, some good reads. I enjoyed "Beyond Band of Brothers" by Dick Winters. If you liked the "Band of Brothers" series this book will fill in the details. Currently reading "Traitor to His Class". Keeping FDR in perspective (i.e. Horses Butt) will be important as we enter the age of "O"
Parachute Infantry, An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day By David K. Webster
How to Win & Keep Clients By Jennifer J. Rose
Beyond the Band of Brothers By Major Richard Winters
Liberal Fascism By Jonah Goldberg
Robert’s Rules for Dummies By C. Alan Jennings
To Do My Best, History of the Boy Scouts of America By James West
On My Honor By Gov. Rick Perry
To Be A US Air Force Pilot By Henry M. Holden
The Game By Ken Dryden
Cool It: The Skeptical Enviro Guide to Global Warming By Bjorn Lomborg
Devil Take the Hindmost: Hist. of Financial Speculation By Edward Chancellor
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life of FDR By H.W. Brands
Why was Santa's little helper depressed? Because he had low elf esteem.
Someone has stated that the three phrases that best sum up the Christmas season are: "Peace on Earth", "Goodwill to Men" and "Batteries not included."
Bonus Humor.....a Gift of sorts!
Billy: How come you never hear anything about the tenth reindeer, Olive?
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Yesterday, I pointed out some facts of note about Chicago Politics and the incestuous relationship of the players involved. Today this little puzzle piece popped up..
Blagojevich and Holder appeared together at a March 24, 2004, news conference to announce Holder's role as "special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board" -- a post that was to pay Holder and his Washington, D.C. law firm up to $300,000.
Holder is Eric Holder, The O-Man's nominee for Attorney General. You know, the one that prosecuted olde Rosty in the House Banking scandal. Well it seems Mr. Holder forgot to mention his dealings with Blago on his questionnaire for the confirmation committee. Prolly just an "oversight", I mean he only made $300K on the deal.
but.....the O-Man knows nothing....
Okay. Now that we are having fun, here's another piece.
Recall, Rahm Emanuel was touting a name as the O-Man's pick to fill his seat. her name is Valerie Jarret. Who is she Rumbear? Well she is the gal that suddenly "withdrew" her name from consideration for the Senate seat after the now famous two hour teleconference with Blago and "undisclosed" individuals alleged to be on the O-man's team. She ran for the hills. She is currently the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Yeah, so what? Well let me axe you a question. For whom did Michelle Obama work prior to the O-Man's presidential run? Yup, University of Chicago Hospitals. Hired after the O-Man became a Senator back in 2006. Nice job, earned a salary of $273,618. Quid pro quo? I dunno, you tell me.
and Valerie...well, don't weep for her not getting the Senate gig. Luck be a lady, she found work in these trying times.
On November 14, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama selected Jarrett as White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison. Jarrett will manage the White House Office of Public Liaison and work with state and local governments.
but.....the O-Man knows nothing....
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So you are the Chief of Staff of the One. Transition is steaming along with days to the inaguration. Big doings happening all around. Except nobody has heard from for a week or two.
Maybe this explains it...
President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds -- dealing with his boss' vacant Senate seat!
Oops...that'l get a prosecutor's attention. Prolly just talking bout Willis and the weather and you know, stuff like that.
Well here's some background for ya, a little primer in Chi Town Politics. Remember Dan "Rosty" Rostenkowski? He was the Chicago Congressman convicted in the House Banking scandal a few years back. Know who prosecuted him? Eric Holder, our new Attorney General nominee.Wait, it gets better......
So Rosty gets the boot and a pesky Republican grabs his seat for a term. But Republicans in Chicago do not have a long shelf life so in the next election the seat is filled by the upstart Democrat, Rod Blagojevich. That's right, Congressman Blago!
Wait, it gets even better...
So Blago runs for Governor after his predecessor was, uh, umm, indicted. Blago wins! Who fills his seat?
Wait for it....
Chicago politics.....yet, ObamalamDingDong knows nothing.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
on the Top of the Christmas Tree.
Sensitive folks that we are, all of us here at the Chronicles embrace the Holidaze. Sharing traditions the of Christmas. Here's one of the Rumbear's favorites. Gather round kids.....
One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to visit; this stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out at heaven knows where. More stress.
Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys. So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey.
When he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hid the liquor and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the coffeepot and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw it was made of. More stress and frustration.
Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his way to the door. He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.The angel said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas Santa. Isn't it just a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Isn't it just a lovely tree? Where would you like me to stick it?
What do reindeer say before they tell a joke? This will sleigh you.
What is Santa's primary language? North Polish.
What do you call Santa's helpers? Subordinate Clauses.
James Fenimore Cooper wrote about the life of Santa Claus. It is titled The Deer Sleigher.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Received this from several of the readers. Gotta get my order in!!
Monday, December 08, 2008
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Now matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
According to that lovable guy, the Senate Majority Leader, Hairy Reid.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a
Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.
The harm caused by sibling rivalry is relative.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
That reminds us of the hostess who served a delicious turkey dinner that
tickled all of the guests. She forgot to remove the feathers.
My wife gave me a haircut this morning. Tomorrow, she's going to make
Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.
May your stuffing be tasty
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Monday, November 24, 2008
Colorado's ski industry is greeting President-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic sweep of Congress with its trademark optimism.
And a list.
Highest on the $4 billion-a-year industry's wish list from a unified Democratic president and Congress:
• Stimulate the economy and get people vacationing.
• Reform immigration and consider upping the number of temporary worker, or H-2B, visas that are the lifeline for resorts seeking seasonal employees.
• Increase Forest Service funding or at least separate firefighting funds from operation budgets.
• Address climate change by increasing tax credits for businesses that pursue environmentally friendly programs.
"Obviously this administration has a lot on its plate," said Melanie Mills, president of Colorado Ski Country USA, the marketing and policy group responsible for peddling Colorado skiing as a whole. "We don't want recreation to be left behind."
Spend 10 minutes and watch this. Then when you are asking "Who is Peter Schiff?". Go Here. and Here. and Here.
So, what's his take today?
Our markets are going lower. This is just not a financial crisis. This is an economic collapse. Our entire phony economy is collapsing around us. There is nothing the government can do to stop it. They should just get out of the way, and let it happen.
Soon after Sir Lancelot moved to Egypt he opened his very successful Used Camel Lot.
Skipping school to bungee jump will get you suspended.
*VDH? Victor Davis Hanson, of course