Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i'm not mad...

watched the obama "special" tonight.
isn't there something better he can be spending his money on? i mean, who else but me is tuned into network television? (i don't have cable...suck it time warner!)
i found this vacuous infommercial boring and trite at best.
who does this campaign think they are going to win over? i learned nothing new. it was filled with vague talking points, sappy "real" story lines and what i hated most, the soundtrack. they could have done better.
i imagine he will get crucified tomorrow on the blogs...and fox news.
i sat thru most of W. today, but walked out 3/4 of the way through. i have only done this once before. that movie was JFK. total garbage.
i don't like hallmark movies, i don't like propaganda (oliver stone) and i don't like soundtracks telling me what to think.
as my x used to say in the appropriate passive-aggressive manner, "i'm not mad, i'm just disappointed."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


although i usually go through a bit of anxiety and depression once the temperature and leaves start to change, (due to too many years of back-to-school blues) i can't argue with the beauty that is fall. there is something about the light that just cuts right through me. plus i get presents.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

it was only a matter of time

before i got this in my inbox:

More proof that Obama IS a Muslim and he is getting his
> > financing from the Middle East!
> >
> >
> > Please read this Obama info... Very enlightening
> >
> >
> > This is a must read for all Americans. The person who wrote
> > this really did their homework. Too bad the mainstream media
> > won't do that for us. This is not a political slant, but
> > a REAL person doing research on an individual who may soon
> > be in charge of our country. Just read it and make your own
> > decisions.
> >
> > This election has me very worried. So many things to
> > consider. About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I
> > have changed my mind three times since then. I watch all the
> > news channels, jumping from one to another. I must say this
> > drives my husband crazy. But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN,
> > and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with.
> > About six months ago, I started thinking 'where did the
> > money come from for Obama'. I have four daughters who
> > went to College, and we were middle class, and money was
> > tight. We (including my girls) worked hard and there were
> > lots of student loans.
> >
> > I started looking into Barack Hussein Obama's life.
> > Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in
> > California. He is very open about his two years at
> > Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his
> > time, but even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply
> > himself to his studies. 'Barry' (that was the name
> > he used all his life) during this time had two roommates,
> > Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan.
> > During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college,
> > he made a 'round the world' trip. Stopping to see
> > his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three
> > weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his
> > roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his
> > father's family. My question - Where did he get the
> > money for this trip? Neither I, nor any one of my children,
> > would have had money for a trip like this when they where in
> > college. When he20came back, he started school at Columbia
> > University in New York. It is at this time he wants everyone
> > to call him Barack - not Barry. The name Barack is sometimes
> > spelled Baraq, and Baraq is the name of the winged horse of
> > Mohammed by which Islam is to fill the world. Do you know
> > what the tuition is at Columbia? It's not cheap to say
> > the least! Where did he get money for tuition? Student
> > Loans? Maybe. After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as
> > a Community Organizer for $12,000 a year. Why Chicago? Why
> > not New York? He was already living in New York.
> >
> > By 'chance' he met Antoin 'Tony' Rezko,
> > born in Aleppo Syria, and a real estate developer in
> > Chicago. Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this
> > year. Rezko, was named 'Entrepreneur of the Decade'
> > by the Arab-American Business and Professional
> > Association'. About two years later, Obama entered
> > Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for
> > Harvard Law School? Where did he get the money for Law
> > School? More student loans? After Law school, he went back
> > to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down.
> > But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill &
> > Galland. Guess what? They represented 'Rezar' which
> > is Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first
> > major financial contributors when he ran for office in
> ; > Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama
> > which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was
> > instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money'
> > for his U. S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new
> > home in the Kenwooo d District of Chicago for $1.65 million
> > (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans -
> > Where did he get the money for the property? On the same
> > day; Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty
> > lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi
> > Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million
> > three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama
> > met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.
> >
> > Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett,
> > was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief
> > advisor and he does not make any major decisions without
> > talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for
> > this? Shiraz, Iran! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going
> > crazy?
> >
> > On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley, advisor
> > to Obama, was 'sacked' after the press found out he
> > was having regular contacts with 'Hamas', which
> > controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week,
> > buried in the=2 0back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers
> > reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked
> > their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is
> > elected, and he will 'Take care of things'.
> >
> > Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that
> > where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those
> > 'small' Internet campaign contributions for Obama.
> > Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class
> > in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?
> >
> > And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The
> > Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on
> > 'This Week' with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on
> > talking about his religion said, 'My Muslim faith'.
> > When questioned, 'he made a mistake'. Some mistake!
> >
> > All of the above information I got on line. If you would
> > like to check it - Wikipedia encyclopedia, Barack Obama;
> > Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited
> > Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008;
> > The Times May 10, 2008.
> >
> > Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information
> > on my own, Why haven't all of our 'intelligent'
> > members of the press been reporting this?
> >
> > A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the
> > enemy from within'!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

vp debate zagat review

this new upstart has raised alot of debate: competing dishes, competing chefs, competing culinary schools and menus. we were looking forward to visiting this place for many weeks. after much turmoil over the perspective cuisine in the past few weeks we could not wait to imbibe.
hear are our thoughts:
first to arrive was an eastern shore crab, appropriately seasoned and worth the wait. this crab has, on occasion, been known to be tasty, seasoned, populist and a total douche. tonight, however, this dish was exactly what we had hoped it would be...a charming meal. it was at sometimes lacking the flavor we had hoped for yet, at the same time, a model dish. it should have stood up for its flavor and its chef more as a whole, considering its experience in the field. it was not everything his executive chef could hope for.
next up on the menu was the alaskan king crab leg. in our past tastings this dish has been frozen, store-bought and inconceivable as a vice president. it is amazing what a kitchen can do. not only was this dish tasty, it packed a punch...a glaring misstep from its detractors. although we would not eat this dish on a regular basis and cannot afford to have it in our executive branch, we have to say, begrudgingly, she delivered. but we are pretty sure that this dish, no matter how rich it appears to be on first bite, gives us the runz.