Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Purses vs. Wallets or Venus vs. Mars or Women vs. Men

Jon was commenting on how heavy my purse is. Then he said, "How come men can carry a wallet and have everything they need tucked away in their back pocket, while you women need a huge purse where you can never really find anything anyway, then spend tons of time looking for your wallet to pay for whatever it is you have to pay for?" I very simply said, "I use my purse as a weapon when I'm not fishing out tissue packs for your runny nose, cough drops for your scratchy throat, or my eyeglasses to better see your handsome face."

At this point, the conversation ended quite abruptly as Jon's eyes glazed over. I'm not sure if I got him on the purse-as-a-weapon part of our conversation or the handsome face part. All I can tell you is, my heavy purse has never been mentioned again.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sexting, Boinking, and Craigslist

What's with all these sport stars, celebrities, and elected officials?! Do they really think they're above the "code of the west", otherwise known as morality, integrity, chivalry, and honesty?

We've got Brett Favre who texted a photo of his penis to Jenn Stenger, the New York Jets game day hostess who never even met the guy. Then there's Arnold Schwarzenegger who boinked the household maid, and Christopher Lee, our own NY State elected official, who sent a topless photo of himself to some girl on craigslist using his own name rather than a fake name. All are married with a family. All are dumber than a box of rocks.

C'mon guys. What in the name of Mother Goose were you thinking?

Hey, Brett, just because you're secretly still a Packer, doesn't mean you have to take your frustration out on the NY Jets game day hostess.

And Arnie, I mean really; the maid?! Maria got you into the governor's mansion and she's beautiful. I guess your new moniker, The Sperminator is certainly accurate.

Chris Lee, I'm not sure if you're stupid or dumber than a brick. You were a Congressman, so I'll go with the brick.

Anyway, horse pucky fans, that's my take on the whole sordid mess. If you guys can't keep your pickle in your pocket, at least keep your feet dry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Great Idea!

Hey, I have a great idea! How about doing away with the Federal government altogether. Think of the money we'd save in salaries, retirement benefits, and all the horse pucky that goes along with it. There will be no more exorbitant campaign spending because of lengthy campaigns. We'd do away with the  continued rhetorical circumlocution otherwise known as crap. Decisions about defending our country can be determined by all of the governors in each of our states. 

We'll continue to be legally overseen by our individual state governors and a handful of the brightest state officials, who have to be reviewed by a board of responsible taxpayers before they can even run for office. We can then continue to do away with half of the politicians who run our states. Again, think of all the money and time we'd save. Maybe we can actually get some work done for the good of the people who reside in each state without taxing them to death. 

I'm all for the abolition of the U.S. Federal government. Bye-bye, sayonara, hasta la vista, tschus, and toodle-oo.

I'm giving a thumbs up for a pro-active state government.

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Political Horse Pucky

Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has defined clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ....

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Durand Eastman Park                  Rochester, NY

Happy Mothers Day to all of you who are always there for others. 

You care for, nuture, support and inspire. You are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, "Mr. Moms", aunts, cousins, and  best friends.

You know who you are. You're the best!


~Pam aka The Horse Pucky Queen

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

End the Cycle of Violence

I can't handle this violence anymore. It's a sad state of affairs when we are triumphant over the death of another human being. What have we all become?

It's time to take responsibility for our own history and our own actions before we point fingers at the rest of the world. There has been way too much collateral damage in the form of innocent civilians being killed.

The U.S. military isn't being used to defend the rights and lives of civilian populations in other countries. It's being used to protect our own ideological and economic agendas in the form of capitalism and oil company investments. 

Here are a few examples of the gee-we're-such-good-guys here in the U.S. 

1890: US troops marched into South Dakota and massacred 300 Lakota Indians at Wounded Knee.

1910: US Navy seized the Phillipines from Spain killing 600,000 Filipinos.

Let's jump ahead.

1998: Four days of intensive air strikes in Iraq after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.

2011: NATO coordinates air strikes and missle attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army.

All this violence has depleted our economic infrastructure. We've become both intolerant of and insensitive to other people's religions, ethnicity, and even the way they dress.

What was a very chilling revelation to me over the weekend, was a comment a young teenage boy made to me, "I probably wouldn't like your grandson because he dresses different than me and wears his hair long." Where did that come from?! I was so stunned by his remark, I was speechless.

I can't wait until this Saturday; it's Kentucky Derby Day. At least the horses will give us a good reason to believe and hope for our next great hero. We could sure use one. As far as Im concerned, the rest of the world can eat horse pucky. Oh, I almost forgot, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.