Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DOWN N’AWLINS WAY 

President Barack Obama, right, with daughters Malia, second from left, Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama order lunch at Parkway Bakery and Tavern in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

US President Barack Obama greets people as he, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Maila and Sasha arrive to have lunch at Parkway Bakery and and Tavern in New Orleans on August 29, 2010. The Obamas are in New Orleans to attend a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina.

US President Barack Obama chats with locals after ordering lunch at Parkway Bakery and and Tavern in New Orleans on August 29, 2010. The Obamas are in New Orleans to attend a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina.

EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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QUOTES

“Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it’s time to turn the page.” – President Barack Obama announcing an end to the American combat mission in Iraq.

“I sure as s**t hope so!” – Actor/Producer Michael Douglas on Tuesday’s Late Show with David Letterman when asked if the doctors thought they had caught his throat cancer in time.

“This past weekend marked five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Isn’t that unbelievable? Think about it: Back then, the economy was a mess, there was a huge disaster in the Gulf, and the president was on vacation when things were falling apart. Thank God that could never happen today.” – Tonight Show Jay Leno Tuesday night.

“I wanted to get out of Alaska for a few weeks. I just wanted to get in shape and have a good time.” – Bristol Palin on why she agreed to do this season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

NEWS

Obama Iraq Speech: Fort Bliss Remarks Honor Troops As Combat Mission Ends
Obama Iraq Speech
Obama Phones George W. Bush Ahead Of Iraq Speech
Obama Bush Phone Call  “Two with pepperoni, one without. And some of those cheesy garlic breadsticks too. (pause) Obama. (pause) O-B-A-M-A. (pause) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Just ring the bell at the guard house. Thank you. Oh, hey, I’ve got a two-for-one coupon.”

 GOP Senator: Newt Gingrich Is ‘The Last Person’ I’d Support For President When you stop and think about it, that’s a hell of a statement by Tom Coburn. What he’s really saying is that he’d vote for Sarah Palin, Haley “Boss Hogg Jr” Barbour, “The Situation”, Paula Abdul, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Sheryl Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Larry King wife #4, Michelle Bachmann, LeBron James, Chad Ochocinco, Bill Walton’s son, Jay Mariotti, Brett Favre, “Snooki”, the guy who keeps stealing Charlie Sheen’s Mercedes Benzes from his driveway, any “Real Housewife”, or Alvin Greene before he voted for Gingrich.

Most Americans Don’t Think Palin Would Be An Effective President

Sarah Palin  “Did you know that I can see the bank where I keep all my new money from my back porch?”

Bush’s Former U.N. Ambassador Won’t Rule Out Presidential Run

John Bolton Presidential Run  “It’s time for America to have a president who reminds everyone of a younger Winford Brimley and I’m that man!”

Paul Ryan’s Roadmap To Nowhere

Paul Ryan  “Do me a favor and keep your eye on the black guy to my right and make sure he doesn’t take my wallet.”
Admits Controversial Budget Document May Not Guide Congress

Young Guns’ Ad Campaign Mocked Mercilessly On ‘Morning Joe’ (VIDEO) 

MR. STEELE GOES TO GUAM

Michael Steele Guam
What The RNC Chairman Is Doing In The Middle Of The Pacific .. GOP Won’t Talk Trip Cost

Boehner Responds To Gibbs, Reaffirms Support For Iraq Troop Drawdown

Boehner  “Add this much vodka to your orange juice in the morning and man, let me tell you: that’s the ‘Breakfast of Champions’!”

Tim Pawlenty now denying his state money in order to run for President

The Minnesota governor will refuse to accept federal sex-ed and healthcare grants, because he wants to run for president.

GOP Governor Contradicts His Own Executive Order 

Orrin Hatch defends Park51

The conservative Utah senator not only understands, but is willing to publicly defend the Constitution

We came so close to never meeting Sarah Palin

Two years ago this week, a 72-year-old man’s arbitrary impulses made Sarah Palin a star

Inside Sarah Palin’s Increasingly Secretive Life, Extravagant Spending, Raging Temper

“Murkowski concedes GOP Senate race to Miller” – Anchorage Daily News: “Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday night conceded the Republican primary election to Joe Miller … ‘We know that we have outstanding votes to count in the primary but based on where we are right now I don’t see a scenario where the primary will turn out in my favor. And that is a reality that is before me at this time,’ Murkowski said in a news conference broadcast live over statewide television from her campaign headquarters in Anchorage. Murkowski did not endorse Miller in her concession speech. She took no questions.” http://bit.ly/aBcLE3

“12-step Beck: My name is Glenn Beck, and I need help,” by WashPost’s Kathleen Parker: “Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ gathering … was right out of the Alcoholics Anonymous playbook. It was a 12-step program distilled to a few key words, all lifted from a prayer delivered from the Lincoln Memorial: healing, recovery and restoration … [H]e is messianic and betrays the grandiosity of the addict. Let’s hope Glenn gets well soon.” http://bit.ly/cCGCVW

THE 16th annual VANITY FAIR 100: –“At least 62 members of the list have appeared on Charlie Rose, at least 27 studied at an Ivy League school, and at least 14 dropped out of college altogether. The New Establishment, Vanity Fair’s annual ranking of the top 100 leaders of the Information Age, is made up of owners, creators, buyers, thinkers, and innovators-the movers and shakers in the worlds of media, business, politics, entertainment, technology, and fashion. … Inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame are Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Doug Morris, and Steven Spielberg.”

–1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook 2. Steve Jobs, Apple 3. Sergey Brin, Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Google 4. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. 7. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, Bloomberg L.P. 9. Evan Williams & Biz Stone, Twitter 11. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway 20. Johnny Depp, actor 21. Brian Roberts, Comcast 23. Lady Gaga, singer 25. Tom Hanks, actor, director, producer 26. Bill Keller, The New York Times 27. Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal 28. Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg L.P. 29. Jon Stewart, The Daily Show 30. Jamie Dimon, J. P. Morgan Chase 33. Richard Plepler, Sue Naegle & Michael Lombardo, HBO 34. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions 35. Bono, singer, humanitarian 42. Arianna Huffington, the Huffington Post 53. Mike Allen, Politico [hat tip: Leibo] 54. Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times 60. Jann Wenner, Wenner Media 62. Charlie Rose, Charlie Rose 77. Frank Rich, The New York Times 87. Andrew Wylie, the Wylie Agency 93. Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood. http://bit.ly/dhLCgd

First Parents Let Details Slip About First Daughters’ White House Lives
Obamas
Photos like this drives the right-wing crazy!
 
Michael Douglas Talks Cancer With Letterman: Stage 4, 80% Odds (VIDEO) 

 Michael Douglas Cancer Letterman  “Am I afraid? What the f**k of question is that? I’ve got cancer you idiot! Of course I’m afraid.”

Black Folks We’d Like To Remove From Black History I’d add Darius Rucker – Hootie and the Blowfish – to this list.

 

“DANCING WITH SOME PEOPLE YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF” (OR NOT) New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineup is casting chief’s ‘dream team’  If this is her “dream team”, I’d hate to see what her “nightmare team” would be – Flavor Flav, “Elaine Benes”, “Carlton Banks”…

Bristol Palin, ‘Dancing’ out of Alaska

Demi Moore Dances With Snoop (VIDEO) After watching this clip, I think it’s safe to assume that she and husband  Ashton Kutcher aren’t using the “rhythm method” of birth-control.

HDTV pits stadiums vs. living rooms

My living room won this fight in 2007.

File This One Under “Why Many NFL Players Are Broke Within Five Years After They Retire” Miami Dolphins search field for $50K earring  

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Now that “Operation Iraqi Freedom” has come to an end, is it too much to ask for or expect “Operation Rebuild America” to kick in any day now?

Former Bush 43 UN Ambassador John “I Am The Walrus” Bolton’s recent statement that he may run for president in 2012 is much funnier and more delusional than anything Rick “Mulling Man” Santorum has come up with. I mean, at least Santorum is a former two-term Senator from Pennsylvania while Bolton is, well, just flat-out insane.

I don’t profess to be a religious scholar but, from what I recall from my Sunday School lessons from long ago, one must accept Jesus Christ as his/her savior and repent their sins to gain entrance into heaven. If that’s true – and I believe it is – John McCain must repent for the sin that was his turning Sarah Palin loose in the Lower 48 if he desires eternal salvation.

The GOP is becoming more and more like a prime-time network television show in that every photo of an event now has at least one black person in it.

Hate is underrated and gets a bad name. Oh sure, you shouldn’t hate, say your neighbor, just because he or she isn’t the same color as you or has a dog that barks at the wrong time. But, I grew up in San Diego during the days of the AFL and by God, I hate the Raiders as much as I hated Brussels sprouts as kid and I still hate them. In fact, I hate the Raiders so much that if they were playing the Klan in the Super Bowl, I’d give the points and root for the Klan. And I feel just great hating the Raiders. And Rush Limbaugh.

Every time I think I couldn’t get less interested in Dancing With The Stars, they get a new cast that makes me want to become a lawyer and file a libel suit on behalf of the word “stars”.

I don’t know Jamie McCourt nor have I ever met her, but I find it hard to believe that she would willingly and knowingly give up her share of the Dodgers for some houses, no matter how nice they may be.

“Manny Being Manny” – the show that never ends. He came to the US at the age of 13 and he’s now 38. He’s spoken English for over half his life, did numerous interviews in that language during his 2 & ½ years in Los Angeles and yet, he needed White Sox bench coach Joey Cora to translate for him at yesterday’s press conference in Cleveland. How Ramirez and Brett Favre continue getting away with their  respective diva-acts is truly amazing to me.

Think Tony Dungy doesn’t have influence with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell? We haven’t heard as many “F-bombs” from Jets coach Rex Ryan in the last few episodes of Hard Knocks since Dungy said he hoped the commissioner would say something to Ryan about putting forth a better image for the NFL.

I wonder if Tiger Woods needs a “swing coach” off  the course now too or if “Once A Playa, Always A Playa” applies.

I like country music and I’m going to watch some of the CMA Music Festival tonight. There, I’ve said it. Deal with it!

 

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