Saturday, December 05, 2009

Curmudgeon in the Wry 460

Saturday, December 05, 2009---752 Words---Average Reading Time: 2 Minutes, 28 Seconds. (A pointless waste of time---time frittered away)
Offending readers and hindering productivity one issue at a time since 2001.
Virtually free of original ideas.
Warning: Contains unsound bites from the apple of life.
Often wrong…never in doubt.
Being wrong is the risk you run by thinking and acting.
A Grumpy Old Man Production.
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Rave:
Keyser Soze.
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Reading: “Pirate Latitudes”--- Michael Crichton
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On the Hi Fi: Lionel Hampton--"Tempo and Swing."
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Under rated:
Verbal Kint.
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Rave:
Liz Wiehl is one tough cookie.
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Didjaknow: Los Angeles has more medical marijuana dispensaries than it has Starbucks locations.
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Quote: “When government sets simple rules that everyone understands and then gets out of the way, free people create jobs.” —
John Stossel.
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Good advice: Always buy property when playing Monopoly.
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Truism: Mississippi State makes more television dough than does the legendary Notre Dame.
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Didjaknow: The University of Alabama has never had a Heisman Trophy winner…
Joe Namath never finished in the Top 10 while playing for the Tide.
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Rant: During a CBS broadcast of College basketball, the only thing that drives me crazier than the inane Clark Kellogg, is that CBS fails to have a shot clock countdown graphic.
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Rave: Say what you might about FSU’s Bobby Bowden staying too long at the party---he was always a class act in both victory and defeat.
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Truism: If you do not have a lifetime supply of return-address stickers courtesy of various charities seeking your support…you probably lack a fixed address. Same with calendars.
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Rant: Would you have thought Tiger Woods’s life would become a country song? There is no doubt in my mind that the media magpies and talking heads will be fawning over him in no time…and fans cheering things like “you’re the man.” In this day and age, celebrity trumps shame.
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Hmmm: What do you call it when 74-year-old Dick Enberg pairs up with Jerry Coleman (85) next season for the Padres broadcast team? A youth movement.
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Rant: This J.P. Morgan chart points out that less than 10% of the o-bow-ma cabinet has private sector experience…the least of any cabinet in over a century. From the stimulus, to the health insurance reform fiasco, to cap and tax, etc. the o-bow-ma team thinks they can run anything…when in reality they can barely run anything. And you wonder why the jobs picture continues to get worse!



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Bumper Sticker of the Week: “Beware of liberals posing as Americans.”
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Truism: Joining such disingenuous sayings as “the check’s in the mail,” we should add, “leaving to spend more time with my family.”
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Rave: John Wall (University of Kentucky freshman point guard) and Florida’s freshman point guard Kenny Boynton are the real deal. Both their teams will go deep into the March Madness competition.
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$tat$: Since last spring, the number of bank credit cards has dropped 100 million (about 25%). Banks are tightening credit standards---good move---while consumers are canceling cards.--Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.
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Rant: While using the brave West Point cadets as a prop for his Afghanistan speech, presbo continued his personal narrative by using the word “I” 43 (forty-three) times---not one time did he utter the word victory. He is sure in love with the man in the mirror.
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Faux man: If o-bow-ma were still a Senator and a Republican president proposed a troop buildup in Afghanistan…he’d probably vote against it.
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Truism: Some people are so busy being clever that they don’t have time to be wise.
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Quote: “Since this is the era when many people are concerned about ‘fairness’ and ‘social justice,’ what is your ‘fair share’ of what someone else has worked for?”--Thomas Sowell.
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Didjaknow: Since 1914 there have been at least 50 versions of “A Christmas carol” produced for either TV or the movies. Among those who have given voice to “Bah humbug” are George C. Scott, Jack Palance, Michael Caine, Albert Finney, Frederic March and Walter Matthau.
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Hmmm: Do you think for even a second that pelosi would vote for a health insurance plan that rationed botox or plastic surgery?
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Business 101: Never put anyone on hold for more than one minute, unless the customer enjoys being left on hold.
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Business 101 corollary: If you wish to hear the voice of the customer, try answering the telephone.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you can’t, thank the teacher’s union.
If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.
That is all.
As you were.

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