Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Media Hates American Cars

The Ford Fusion Hybrid has proven it can get up to 81 miles to the gallon (and not just by hypermilers that are driving in Nebraska at 20 mph)

Read about it Here

A domestic automobile company has produced a car that has guts, is comfortable and dare I say- ecofriendly and fuel efficient, but where is the story? Why isn't this front page news?

Americans want to like American cars- we want to believe in American goods, we just need a reason to have faith in Detroit.



Ford has produced a pretty darn good reason for faith in their product and the American way- it shouldn't be too suprising that the powers that be would like to ignore it.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DOUBLE your vote against senate incumbents-

Hate the incumbent for your state seats in congress? Would you like to DOUBLE your vote against that individual? Change political parties.

You hate the Republican that holds your state seat? Become a republican. You hate the democrat in the senate- become a democrat.

The goal in 2010: get rid of all incumbents in congress, a congress has had a lower approval rating than Bush.

By changing parties you can vote against ypur incumbent twice- in the primaries AND in the general election. You get two chances to fire that imbecile that feels immune to the voter’s wrath.

What many fail to recognize is that conressional primaries are more important than the general election.

Most voters will walk into the general election looking at the D or the R, by changing parties you make sure that that D or R is not the same one that has been siiting there for 20+ years.

Are you going to trust that party you dislike so much to fire the individual that is allegedly representing your vote in congress? That person isn’t the opposing party’s candidate, that's your vote, your lawmaker, your employee. Use your voice, use your vote, take control and fire that candidate yourself in the primaries.

We’re all going to have to be bigger than the labels we’ve become proud of.

You stick to your guns and your party- you take pride in that D or the R that you've become accustomed to, you're valuing the label more than your political beliefs.

Example: Utah
In 2008 Chaffetz beat out incumbent Chris Cannon in the primaries. Utah is going to vote R either way in the general election- so those that voted in the primaries made sure they didn’t get the same fat cat R that they’d had for 12 years prior. If they’re going to have to have a Republican representing them, the last thing they wanted was the same one.

California Republicans- want to fire Barbara Boxer? Become a democrat.
Connecticut Conservatives- hate Chris Dodd? Become a democrat.

Just can't bring yourself to do it? Well then don't bitch and moan when the incumbent is there for another 6 years. You have a fair shot to get rid of them, all it costs you is a bit of pride.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

3 Years down, time & all eternity to go


Like all people who have been married for a very short amount of time, I’m full of unsolicited advice about dating and marriage. Exactly 3 years ago I ended a long, fun run of singlehood- since one of my 6 readers happens to be single, here’s my unsolicited advice:

You choose who you fall in love with
Contrary to every romantic comedy around- you decide who you fall in love with. You decide what is attractive. Now, many people fall in love with less than desirables- my question is: why are you dating a less than desirable in the first place? You want to marry someone that is out of debt and has a steady job- you only date people that are out of debt and have steady jobs. You want to marry someone nice, only date nice people. This “I can’t help it, I love them” is a load of crap.

You can’t teach nice
You also can’t teach work ethic. Most girls want to date someone who is spontaneous, will make them laugh until they cry & loves to travel. Not many men are afraid of traveling, or hate laughing. So what if he isn’t the funniest guy in the world. Those things can be learned, but look for inherent traits that can’t be learned- like kindness, work ethic, loyalty….

There is a difference between attractive and hot
An attractive 25 year old will be an attractive 45 year old. A hot 25 year old, you’ve got no such guarantee.

Do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always got

Don’t look for apples on an orange tree
My grandfather use to say, “If you want to find apples, go to an apple tree” A friend of mine wants to marry a good church going girl- but he kept picking up girls at bars- um, newsflash, if you want to marry a church going girl…go to church.

You knew what it was when you picked it up
It kills me how many men marry a princess and then are genuinely surprised when she acts like a princess.

I'm opening this up to the rest of you- what piece of advice would you give a person that is on the hunt for a mate?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Just (gonna) Do It!

I'm registered for the Walt Disney World marathon. Anyone else feeling masochistic today?

All runners are on the perpetual hunt for new running music- so as a public service here is my extensive list- please please please- if you've got some tuneage you love that's not listed- share.

80's Throwbacks
Love and Affection- Nelson
Poison- Alice Cooper
The Globe, Rush- Big Audio Dynamite
Rock this Party- Bob Sinclare
Brand New Lover- Dead or Alive
Pour Some Sugar on Me- Def Lepord

Remixed
Charles in Charge- Reliant K
Mexican Radio- Authority Zero
Jessie's Girl- Frickin' A
O'Lamor- Big Mamma
What is love- Haddaway
Listen to your heart- DHT
Something about you- Hatrias
What a feeling- DJ Bobo
Don't stop believin'- The Hitmaker
Why- DJ Sammy
Under Pressure- The Used/My Chemical Romance
Faith- Limp Bizkit
Rubberneckin'(Paul Oakenfold remix)
Call on Me- Eric Prydz
Beat it- Fall Out Boy
Take on me- Reel Big Fish

Other
Good, Extra Ordinary, Desperately Wanting- Better Than Ezera
Middle of nowhere- Hot hot heat
Sinner- Big B
Come baby come- K7
Machine Head- Bush
Show me the money-Petey Pablo
1-2-3-4 coolio
Weapon of Choice- Fat Boy Slim

The Terribly Obvious
All things Britney
Fergie
The Ramones
Angels and Airwaves
Blink 182
Offspring
Beastie Boys
All-American Rejects
Good Charlotte
Kanye West
Avril
Rihanna
Rage Against The Machine
Katy Perry
Anything with 'jump' in the title
And my current favorite: The Veronica's Untouched

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brainwashing

There is a brainwashing more threatening than subtle marketing campaigns, more devilish than value depraved entertainment, more cunning than the propaganda laced history books lurking in our children's classrooms- brainwashing that has affected millions of lives in America- the silent member of the axis of evil, yes my friends, I'm talking about the evil empire of La Leche Leauge.

Every baby book designed to make a new mommy feel guilty, selfish, worthless if she does not give suck to her child. But WOAH HO! They don't mention that some babies like formula better! That going to a straight formula diet will help the baby's digestive system so you don't have to give the poor child an enema every 3 days! They don't tell you that formula will give your dear child regular naps, and get rid of the afternoon fussy time! Formula is liberating! Formula is GOOD! Formula is WONDERFUL! DEATH TO LA LECHE!!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Scripture Study Gets Scary

Caution: The following post is extremely Mormon

Mosiah 7:20
...it is because of our iniquities and abominations that he had brought us into bondage

21: And ye are all witnesses this day that Obama & Congress, who were made kings over this people, they being over-zealous to fix the economy and gain poitical favor, therefore being deceived by the cunning and craftiness of China who having entered into an agreement with China , and having yielded up into their hands the possessions of a part of the land, or even mortgaging the entire country to pay for secret combinations and pet projects

22: And all this China did for the sole purpose of bringing the American people into bondage. And behold, at this time we do pay tribute to China, to the amount of one half of our daily labors... and even one half of all we have or possess China does exact of us.

23: And now is this not grievous to be borne? And is not this, our affliction, great? Now behold, howe great reason we have to mourn.

25: For if this people had not fallen into transgression the Lord would not have suffered that this great evil should come upon them. But behold, they would not hearken unto his words...

29: For behold, the Lord hath said: I will not succor my people in the day of their transgression; but I will hedge up their ways that they prosper not: and their doings shall be as a stumbling block before them.

30: And again he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they shallreap the chaff thereof in the whirlwind...

31: And again he saith: If my people shall sow filthiness they shall reap the east wind, which bringeth immediate destruction

32:: And now behold the promise of the Lord is fulfilled, and ye are smitten and afflicted

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Guilty!

Conversations in my brain: (James Joyce Style except with punctuation)

Oh man, the baby is farting like a 15 year old boy at scout camp. Maybe it's because she's getting a breast milk/formula combo, or it's because I have to take a stool softener. The diet coke could be why she's not getting much sleep, right, like giving up diet coke is an option- she's so unhappy when she toots, that can't be good- maybe I should go to just formula. Ooo, no more pumping in random parking lots before I go into a meeting when I'm traveling for work. Going to straight formula would be easier on her system, then we wouldn't have to give her an enema to go poop. Do I want her to go to formula just to make my life easier or hers? Hold up, every time I pump calories leave my body. I need calories to leave my body, but it may be better for her system to only have one kind of milk, and I could actually take pain meds and I'd get time back- oh sweet precious time. I'm selfish. Selfish vain mommy. Pump because it helps me loose weight but gives her painful gas, quit pumping to gain time and freedom, but baby gets no breast milk benefits. Plenty of really smart, neat people were raised on formula- do I really think that my child will be better with breast milk? But shouldn't I do everything i can for my baby's health? Does it matter? Am I really putting my kid in front of the tv at 3 months so I can exercise? Bad mommy. Then again, it's not like I'm going to sit there and wave colors at the kid while singing. It's just 15 minutes- but 15 minutes today, 30 minutes tomorrow, next thing I'll be using PBS to babysit my kid. A healthy mommy is a happy mommy, but what comes first: the happy mommy or the happy baby? Then again, she's happy when she's drinking formula, and laughs and giggles at baby einstein. With this much guilt I really should be Catholic.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Unwarranted Arrogance

When I was single I often met boys who were not that attractive, didn't have an impressive career, weren't terribly dynamic, definitely didn't have any money, and were moderately intelligent at best- but completely arrogant.

I can understand a bit of arrogance when you're Brad Pitt, but nothing annoyed me more than unwarranted arrogance.

This past week one of Obama's comments has gotten a lot of press- that America is arrogant. If America is indeed arrogant when it comes to our European counterparts it may have something to do with our forefathers dying to liberate Europe, our tax dollars continually flowing into Europe and the rest of the world for aid, leading the world in charitable contributions and when ever there is some major dispute in the world, all eyes are to the U.S. of A. to do something about it.

It's funny that no one complains about the US arrogance when they're asking for our help.

Maybe someone who's forefathers didn't die in World Wars would think their sacrifice trite, maybe someone who doesn't sacrifice to give to charities that assist foreign nations would think the contributions minimal. It's those that have never lived by the Mexican border that would apologize for the American bodies getting in the way of Mexican drug cartel bullets. It's this unwarranted arrogance with which I take issue.

Good job B.O.- apologize for America in France- the HQ of unwarranted arrogance. Explain why he can apologize for our country when he has taken no part in the sacrifices this country has made.

I ask what has the president done that warrants his arrogance?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I have a minor crush on the president of the EU

I rarely laugh while listening to NPR- but this weekend I burst out loud:

"Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek called Obamanomics a 'Road to Hell'"

Gotta give it to those Czechs for calling it like it is.