Thursday, January 12, 2012

Random Thoughts

The Miss America folks have finally abandoned the myth that the pageant is a "scholarship program" and the contestants are all intelligent, worthy women. They're advertising it now as "the sexiest competition on television."

Things just haven't been the same since the world discovered that the competitors are all made of botox, butt lifts, boob jobs, face lifts and skimpy bathing suits held up by scotch tape and someone's  imagination.

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Missouri, our neighbor to the north, is afflicted with the same Republican stupidity as the rest of the country. Republican Dave Spence, running for Governor, has a web page emblazoned with his biography, which extols his  "Economics degree from Missouri University."  But, wait, he left out a word, a rather important word, at that. His degree is actually in "HOME economics."

In his own defense, he chuckled, "I'll make fun of myself. I was a 60-watt bulb in a 100-watt society."

And, not a very original one, at that. How many votes will he get? Well, these days, one never knows.

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Seth Waxman, who represents ABC television, appeared before the Supreme Court in a hearing concerning the FCC's indecency policy.  As he addressed the court, he raised both arms to the friezes that surround the interior of the courtroom and  intoned, "There's a bare buttock there and there's a bare buttock there, and there may be more that I haven't seen.  But, frankly, I've never focused on it before."  To which Antonin Scalia replied, "Me, neither."

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Silly moves by silly governors.  At one  time, endeavoring to balance the state budget, Texas Governor Rick Perry proposed a new tax on strip clubs.  A Utah state representative suggested saving $60 Million a year by abolishing the 12th grade. But, the one that boggles the mind is a proposal, in 2009. Arizona's looney Governor, Jan Brewer, signed off on a deal to sell off the state capitol, its legislative wings and several other state properties, including maximum security prisons.  Now, she wants to buy the capitol and legislative wings back because it hasn't worked out as well to lease back the properties as she thought it would.  Really????

Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

It's amazing the nuts we elect, isn't it?

Olga said...

OMG. Speechless. I am left speechless.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Makes me want to flee the country. Our current choices for the office of president ......... wait, these are not "choice" are they?

MerCyn said...

There's a saying we get what we deserve. Do we really deserve these boneheads?

Looking to the Stars said...

I finally got to your blog, I have been having problems with blogspot, can't even leave comments on my own blog :(

Don't you just love the people in office and running for office. I think we are in trouble,lol

NitWit1 said...

How about Mississippi Governor releasing 100 criminals including 5 murderers who proclaim redemption.

I know God knows their hearts, but I don't nor do I claim to make that judgement, but I do not think society should be subjectec to more uncertainty. We gotta worry about these 5 and all the unknown ones not yet caught.

Lo said...

Betty.......so glad you found my blog and led me to yours. I will be talking to you from now on.

Love, Lo