Archive for November, 2009

Most of this speaks for itself but some minute-by-minute commentary below provided by me.  I wish the interviewer had asked some more questions but I also like that he just steps back and lets people speak. 

0:10:  She wants to meet you too!  Or at least meet your money.

0:31:  Ma’am, I am so glad you are not my grandma.  You’ve got that classic pissy “You are an insolent frak-up!” look down pat.  You scare me. 

1:22:  Way to protect yourself from those “Gotcha!” questions.  Because – “What are some issues of hers that you agree with?” is fraught with danger.  Run away! Run away!

2:00:  Are you related to the older woman from 0:31?  You have that look down too. 

2:22:  Word Salad Alert!  She’s trying very hard but is missing some of the key elements of grammar.

2:33: So, you would like to eliminate the Department of Veterans Affairs?  You’d like to leave our service men and woman out in the cold?  What a good patriot you are. 

2:43:  Word Salad Alert! Are you trying to impersonate Tina Fey impersonating Sarah Palin?  Cap and trade.  Job creation. Trade! Alaska! 

3:06:  Good job sir.  You are compliant with Principle #7 of Mr. Glenn Beck’s 9 Principles: ….Government cannot force me to be charitable.

3:53: Sir, if an atom bomb goes off in the United States, I guarantee you that you and I are going to have more important things to worry about than the President declaring martial law.  Couldn’t you come up with something slightly less dire?

4:00:  No! Noooooo!  You are violating Principle #1……America is good.  Glenn Beck is gonna be mad at you.  Out of the club with you!

4:22:  She’s not going to have the votes because of illegal aliens?  I don’t think that is why she won’t have the votes to become President, but I’m just guessing.

4:35:  I wish the interviewer had let this woman expound a little. I’m curious where we need profiling.  At the grocery store?  The bank?  Does she advocate starting up something like the Hitler Jugend so kids can report on what is going on with their suspicious (non-white?) neighbors?  Because the police are a little overtaxed right now. 

4:55:  Pretty much speaks for itself.  ok.  No wait.  I have to ask – how many illegal aliens enter the US via the Bering Strait??  Or are you talking about illegals from Yukon?

5:45:  Oh!  She’s talking about endangered species.  PETA?  PETA?  They do weigh in on some endangered species issues, but they are not the main proponents.  You might want to talk with the lady from 2:33 about eliminating the Department of the Interior. 

6:04:  Holy crap! Why didn’t anyone tell me? I could be an oil millionaire!  I’m grabbing my shovel.

6:30:  I’ve heard over and over again that Braveheart is a good movie.  Doesn’t make it true.

7:45:  Well, I think this guy is typical of about 80-percent of all voters.  80-percent.  Am I being too generous?

7:57:  True.  When in doubt, raise volume.  Have you seen the tea-bagger rallies?

8:05.  I think so too!  It’s called: Multi-Million-Dollar-Book-and Speaking-Deal. I’m afraid to look up her other sleeve.

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I almost thought I was going to have to move off Maui. 

A while ago, I raved about and praised our new Indian restaurant here on the island.  Truly, it served some of the best food I have ever had.  A tad expensive, but so is all the other food to eat on this island. 

I called a couple of weeks ago to see if they were serving lunch and, horror of all horrors! was told the restaurant was closed indefinitely.  Wahhhhhhhh.  No more Indian food?  How could I cope?

Thankfully, I don’t have to worry.  There is still an Indian restaurant on the island.  It’s even in the exact same place – in the Menehune Shores complex on South Kihei Road in Kihei.  Yup.  Basically the same place.  Just a new owner and new name.  The new name is Monsoon India.  Website is here:  http://www.monsoonindiamaui.com/

And the food is just as good.  I made Sweetie go grab some takeout lunch for us this week just to make sure.   All is good.  I’ll hang out on Maui for a little while longer.  As you were.

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I’ve refrained from talking about the former VP candidate/Governor Quitter for a while but she certainly likes to keep herself in the headlines.  She’ll be touring for her new book soon. 

If you are like me, you have received e-mails from people who advocate boycotting coins that don’t have “In God We Trust” on them.  This chain e-mail goes on and on about refusing to accept these coins from business people, etc.  People who send me e-mail forwards know that (or should know) I am prone to fact-checking and will respond to the whole dang e-mail list if I’m given a chain e-mail that includes falsehoods or urban legends.  Of course, then I get e-mails from people who send me a forwarded chain e-mail that snopes.com is some left-wing conspiracy front and the people who run it are hiding themselves and never check their sources.  Unfortunately, once again, the people who send me these e-mails don’t do any fact-checking of their own and I have to correct them again after checking fact-check.org who followed up on the chain e-mail.  I have not yet received an e-mail telling me that fact-check.org is run by a vast left-wing conspiracy group. 

Anyhoo, when I got the outraged e-mail about the US coins, I had to respond to everyone to remind them that the words “In God We Trust” were still on the coins but had been moved to the rim of the coins.  I told people if they wanted to be outraged at the change then they could still refuse the new coins if they wanted to but they better change the text of their ranty e-mails to be factually correct. 

Personally, I wish people would calm down about the whole issue.  There are bigger things to worry about as far as the separation of church and state in this country.  I think raging about coin design is stupid.  I also think suing the federal government so that kids can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance in class is the height of stupidity.  Stop obsessing over the language and let kids say the pledge.  Or opt out.  I’ve seen interviews with “kids” and young adults and, let me tell you, these young folks are way smarter than their adult parents.  While fathers are ranting about the words “under God,” kids are saying “What’s the big deal? We can say it or not say it. It’s no big deal.”

But adults.  You know.  Not so bright.  Sarah Palin’s latest rant insinuates that there is some conspiracy behind the moving of the words “In God We Trust” on our US coins.  The implication being, I suppose, that the new administration is evil and trying to secretly remove God from the lives of the US citizens.  Bad bad Democrat administration.  While I was set to ignore her latest rants, I’m glad to know that some people are starting to call her on her unsubstantiated statements. 

By the way, I’ll go on record as saying I really don’t think she will ever run for President of the US.  I would have written more about her after the presidential election because I told y’all I think she is a dangerous demagogue.  Then, she quit as governor and I honestly cannot believe anyone is THAT narcissistic to think that she can bail out of her elected office and expect to be elected in the future to US President.  Lots of people like to speculate about her and she lets the speculation go because – ladies and gentlemen – it sells books.  And, in my opinion, the only things she is after now is power and money.  Money money money for herself and her family.  And power to feed her narcissism. Fine.  You go girl.  Plenty of American citizens take advantage of the spotlight to sell themselves and their stories for money.  But she does need to stop spouting vitriol that has little basis in fact.  In that respect, she is still dangerous.  So, good job Fox News.

UPDATE:  Seriously, could I have possibly posted more grammatical and spelling errors than this post? I don’t think so.  Apologies to early readers.  I cringed when re-reading this post (now mostly corrected). 

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