Friday, July 30, 2010

People At McDonald's

I was at McDonald's yesterday morning for breakfast. And the thought came to me, while up passing by people, getting napkins next to them, etc., that people when you're at McDonald's seem a lot more harmless than when you're other places.

You might be standing next to a guy with the greatest anxiety, someone about to kill himself in his apartment, assuming people still ever do that, but as long as he's carrying a McDonald's bag and getting a napkin, he's safe.

I barely know anyone in this town so everyone's a stranger. For all that, it was remarkable that there was a guy I had a bare acquaintance with back in April. I didn't recognize him but my wife did, so we said hello and some other things. I knew he lost his job in April or May so it was nice to know he got a new job. That's the kind of happy news you get when you see him at McDonald's. If we'd've been anywhere else, he'd've been dangling from a beam.

At McDonald's, you feel like you could kindly get a napkin for someone else who needed one, or a glass of water if they needed to daub some hashbrown grease off their face. Then they pull off the property, roll up their window, lock their door, and turn their nose up.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sunflower Seeds

It used to be I would get the sunflower seeds in the shell, then eat them one at a time. How good they were, but I went in cycles on doing it.

Eating them like that, you wish you could have a whole handful.

They also sell them by the bagful, already out of the shell. Workers at the processing plant are busy popping the shells in their mouth, breaking them, and spitting out the goodie on the assembly line.

I just got a bag of these ... and I'm impatient in eating them, not going one, three, five at a time, but a handful at a time. There's just no moderation with me!

So, whether I eat them one at a time, like in the old days, or a few at a time, you know, that's the way it is.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Now That I'm A Birther

Now that I'm a birther what?

What more can I say than he wasn't born here? It's my word against his and everyone else's.

What are my options? Hawaii won't honor my request for the birth certificate, meaning they have something to hide. I'm up against a brick wall here.

Plus, he's already been president 18 months. If I don't get something accomplished pretty soon, it's going to be a moot point.

I'll carry on as best as I can...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

OK, I'm A Birther

Barack Obama was definitely not born in America and therefore is ineligible to be President.

Ha, ha.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Is there anyone quite as evil as this guy? I know, his fellow travelers on the lying right-wing lunatic fringe. But ... really! How does someone get so evil, so rotten to the core?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tom Vilsack Sucks

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sucks. I'd like to throw him under the tractor.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Does God Hate America?

A couple days ago I saw a picture of the religious group from Kansas that says "God Hates America." They're out parading around at funerals with big signs saying that.

Does God hate America? That would explain the existence of Republicans.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Does All Wine Get Drank?

Drink, drank, drunk. I'm thinking of the question of whether all wine gets drank or drunk?

As in this scenario: You go to the store and see they have 10,000 different kinds of wine and about 10 bottles of each one. Will there eventually be someone to actually drink all those different bottles? Or at some point do they just empty them out and start over?

There's some real obscurity when it comes to wine.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Obstruct And Repeal

The Republicans' answer to everything is to obstruct legislation, then when it passes they vow to repeal it.

They need to realize that in this country we want problems solved. We don't just want Congress to dink around and get nothing done. And we don't want everything to be obstructed, then repealed. Let's make some progress.

They are not governing. The Republicans we currently suffer are nothing but vandals.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Trees Don't Give Up

Over a month ago I was writing about the little oak trees that pop up all over on my yard.

I've been mowing them down for well over a month and they keep popping up. It's ridiculous. I'm hoping that at some point they will come to the end of their vitality.

It's really strange. They simply don't give up. You hack them down and they come right back!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ronald McDonald In Rough Shape -- For Sale

Here's a Ronald McDonald I saw in an antique store recently. It's just the head and it's a bit banged up. For all that, it's still $165.