Friday, October 07, 2005

Q & A on Health

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it.. don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears
out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO...... Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"

Thursday, October 06, 2005

New York on Heightened Alert! Subway Bombers! (I smell fertilizer!),2933,171491,00.html

Is it just me or is this another well timed Alert? Bush makes a speech about terror, and low and behold.. Threat alert RED!!!!!

Smacks of the Democratic National Convention??
Okay it could be a coincidence.. But to me it looks like bad theater.
Has America gotten so mentally sluggish that this Lifetime Television Drama playing out in front of our eyes, seems like reality?
To me it is just as predictable as the movies my wife asks me to suffer through with her.. On "that" channel.

I will admit it is an interesting way to divert attention from the Meirs nomination.. That seemed to really piss your base off didn't it, George?

What's next you spend another Trillion dollars and ask everyone to look out for werewolves, in turbans? Or maybe insist that we go into quarantine due to Bird Flu?
(It would be funny if it we not so damn scary and possibly true...!)

I sure hope you know what you're doing.. 'cause from here you look a little like a monkey F'ing a football.

I think we're screwed Toto.

Google Blog Search! Help a Brother..

Google Blog Search

Okay we're all in this together.. I don;t give a rats ass if you post any comments here.. but there are bloggers that do count on your input, as a sort of approval of what they are doing.. so go do a search for something you think may make for an interesting blog, and leave a little comment.. it is just one more randon act of kindness .. brough to you by DRex and the letter Q.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

List of Offensive Words That Should be Avoided

PC. Since 1991..
--- from September & October 1991 issues ofCampus Report from Accuracy in Academia.
(Look at the list, I can see why people would want to slap the stink out of another person for using some of the terms below…. But tell me, aren’t there a few there, that you think are okay? I was surprised to find out just how non-PC I truly am.. you may be too!)
List of Offensive Words That Should be Avoided

Go to this site.. I am fearful that reproducing this list here will get my account suspended.. you will not believe some of the terms academia wants not to see in your writings!
(I think we've taken P.C. a bit far on this one!)

By the way... I did not see "pecker-wood" on the list, and as a person who has been referred to as "Pecker-wood" I wish to complain!
I think I speak for pecker-woods everywhere when I say, that your purposeful omission of the term "pecker-wood" in this list constitutes proof of your prejudice towards white males and your approval of the term "pecker-wood" as it is derogatorily used towards some Caucasian males.

Where is the number to the A.C.L.U.? "cause someone needs to pay!

Food for thought..

Food for thought..

Why does fresh Tuna taste like something wonderful.. and canned tuna taste like bad (insert cat nick-name here)

Sushi, why is eating raw fish more expensive than eating cooked fish?
I can get 4 pieces of Yellow Fin tuna at my local sushi bar for $6.00 the weight of the fish is perhaps 2.5 oz. But I can go to nearly any restaurant that has blackened tuna and have an 6 ox. Sandwich for the same $6.00? I don’t get it.

The best sushi I have ever eaten was in Amsterdam! What’s up with that!?!?

Salmon: The average salmon fisherman makes about 18 cents per pound for a salmon.. yet I keep paying $5.00 per pound for it at the store.. can’t a fisherman mail me a frozen fish? I would pay a buck a pound..

Crab: Why is it that crab tastes so darn good! I understand why crab is expensive, people die fishing for it.. I am willing to pay for that.. but why can’t something like rat taste that good? In my neighborhood you could harvest them 6 times a year!

Okay enough silliness for one morning.. I gotta get to work..

Oh one more thing..

I think were screwed Toto..

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

~ $300 Billion in Hurricane aid.. and all i want...

All I want is a full accounting. I want to know which companies are given money, and just out of curiosity, I want to know if they supported any Party or person in the last two election cycles?
Is that too much to ask?
Afterall it is my (and your) money that they are going to spend.

If they spend $300 Bilion, you know that they are not giving each person effected by the Hurricanes $300,000 so where is all the money going?

You know now that I think about it, where is all the money going that is supposed to br rebuilding Iraq?
What was the number ? $30 Billion a month? How many Iraqs are there? Where is that money going?

I think we're being screwed Toto!

Political ranting and raving..

How do I get some Federal Aid? Or I Wan’ my Mapo!

Okay, since the Hurricanes, I am paying more for Gasoline, they tell me that my heating bill may double this year, I am suffering shortages in my primary raw product at work, I cannot get product into some areas, and my cost of producing product, due to shortages is going to increase significantly.. so I will raise my price, I will sell less, and at the end of it all I will have a lesser P&L statement all because of two storms!

I am nearly 1500 miles away from where Katrina and Rita made landfall.. but hey as long as the Feds are dishing out welfare to hurricane victims, I want to know what line to get into.

We have about 300,000,000 citizens they plan to spend something like 300 Billion in aid.. why not just write a check to ever man woman and child in the US. For $1000 and let the rest fall where it may?

Yep.. I can see your thinking now.. we have 300 million people.. lets say that they all pay taxes.. (yea sure they do…) so all of us will owe an extra $1000 for two hurricanes… just in taxes.. that does not take into account the higher cost of goods and services that are accompanying this disaster..

We could go on a take a look at what our debit will be for GW’s war in Iraq.. but I don’t want to depress you too much…

JESUS GEORGE! Let go of my wallet!

I am a conservative, a fiscal conservative.. socially you could call me a libertarian.. I believe in effective government that is as small as humanly possible, a government that plays by the rules and knows how to make and follow a budget.. that understands that they are not my master, but my servant.. I do not see that in our current government, I do not see it anytime soon with our current system, which more and more looks like a big-fat good-old-boys network.. so what am I to do.. go to Canada? Hell no! I love America, I just wish the politicians did too.

Let’s suggest that wasting public (federal) funds is an act of treason and should be punished as such.. I bet you would see a whole lot of good old boys ducking and running for cover!

Someone asked me today, who I though would win the next presidential election.. my answer was, the one with the strongest ties to "Skull and Bones".. sad but true..

I do not buy not the conspiracy theories, to the extent that I think that the Illuminati or Free Masons are behind the scenes pulling the strings, but I do believe, that groups of people, are working together to make their power base stronger, and that we the public can see it easily if we just open our eyes to Washington’s good-old-boy network.. I can not think of a time when being a friend of the president was more of an advantage than it is right now.. Washington working only for Washington is easy to see as they are so damn transparent.. why are they so transparent all of a sudden? Perhaps they realize that “we the people” can’t do jack shit about it!

I am getting a bumper sticker it will say…

Mephistopheles for President
(I’m tired of voting for the lesser of two evils)

Again I say.. I think we’re screwed Toto!


Just trying to get your attention..
I still don;t care if my blog gets read, but it is fun trying to draw attention to it.
I will admit getting a web page noticed seems a lot easier.
Perhpas if I had a running theme? Politics (or my rants about politicians) seems to be the theme lately. But politicians are like the weather, you can bitch but there ain't a lot you can do about it.

Well I am off to shower, adn get ready for work.. I will use my Lever 2000 soap.. perhpas the best soap known to man.. leaves me clean and frisky feeling..
Peace, out.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Smoker the new "N" word !?!?

Both from the CDC..
Deaths from Smoking:
“In 1990, smoking accounted for more than 400,000 deaths nationwide”

deaths from obesity:

“An estimated 400,000 adult deaths each year in the U.S. are associated with obesity.”

Total costs (medical costs and days lost from work because of illness, disability or premature death) from obesity in 2000 were estimated to be $117 billion.

You have to figure that the costs of smoking were similar using the same guidelines.

So let me ask you this.. why is it that the States and Feds are taxing me so high for my cigarettes?
And NOT taxing me for my less than stellar BMI (body Mass Index)

Could it be that smokers now are a measly 10% of the population while nearly 66% of the U.S. population are overweight or grossly obese? And if they tried to unfairly tax a majority like that their terms would be ever so short??

So I as a smoker am a minority, and as a minority have to pay big bucks? Why not pass a tax for being Black? there are a number of categories where it seems like being Black causes higher death rates?
or Hispanic

I am getting damn tired of being treated like a second hand citizen because I smoke.. I can read! The WHO released a huge study showing that second hand smoke was not as bad as the non-smoking majority would have you believe.. and the WHO is not know for it’s hard core stand on social liberty!

How about a tax on homosexuals.. they get aids? How about hemophiliacs.. they get disease and looking at the statistics from the CDC there are a lot of minorities that die and cost more percap than smokers.

I would think that the government would want people to smoke.. we do die younger, but usually only a few years below the national average.. this would make Social Security much more solvent if everyone smoked.. lets face facts, we all get sick and die.. it is just a matter of doing it a little early in the case of smokers.. the death rate amongst humans is still the same.. 100%. That’s right.. everyone alive today will die. Most will get sick and require healthcare before they do finally kick off.. pay me now or pay me later.. it’s all the same.. and with healthcare costs outpacing inflation, the longer you live the more actual dollars you will cost the system.. shit using their own logic, smokers should get a tax break!

Remember first they came for me, a smoker.. you were not a smoker so you said nothing, but when the smoker money was all gone, they came for the fat people.. you were not fat so you said nothing. then they came for you.. and there was nobody left to say anything for you…

See you in the camps..

I had it wrong.. in my post about harriet miers :(
Is all wrong.. if Bush wants to nominate Harriet Miers that's his right.. but wy sneak a liberal into the court? Why not just be honest and give the position to Hilarty R. Clinton? At least this way we know what we're getting?

I have heard that perhaps old GW doesn’t have the fight in him to nominate a Bork.. and that's just fine by me. But why nominate someone who goes with whatever political party can get her the furthest? Why put someone up who's sexuality can (WILL) be questioned? Is it that G.W. has some master plan? Some plan that we are too small minded to know about, or even be given a hint about?

I hope for the sake of the nation that the Republicans on the Senate Committee give this one a good once over.

It is this type of maneuvering against all common sense that makes me a political agnostic.. I don’t believe in any of them.

It is better for my stomach and anxiety level when politicos do the predictable.. this I have to say was in no way predictable..

Could it be that he (G.W.) is just trying to get some heat off by putting a liberal on the court, so he can go back to spending GUADZILLIONS on southern reconstruction and Iraq?

I am starting to doubt G.W.’s as a conservative? He may just be the latest in pro-government, spendaholics.. and I don’t care what side of the Lib/Con coin you are on, or what side of the isle you sit on, a spendaholic is not what we need right now.

I got an idea… let’s make stealing government money Treason.. that way we could shoot the people that are going to steal the reconstruction monies.. you know it is going to happen.. at least this way we could limit the out-and-out loss to government approved pork.

(I will say again.. I think we’re screwed Toto)

Tika Update +++

Tika.. days into antibiotic therapy for what we hoed was an ear infection.. she is doing very, very well.. still has some apprehension when ascending or descending stairs, and has stumbled a couple of time in the last 24 hours, but that panicked can't stand up thing that occurred on day one has not reoccurred!

We are thankful to all of our friends and family that did not think it too weird to pray for an animals health, and are sure that Tika will make a full recovery..

Well I have people coming in this afternoon from out of state for some technical training.. wish me well..
Pass it on.

Harriet Miers the utimate trade?

Harriet Miers the utimate trade?

This is just my imagination running away with me.. but let me entertain you.. and it..

Harriet Miers has been selected by President G. W. Bush for the Supreme Court?
Why? I thought that Pres. B was a conservative? She doesn’t look like a conservative to me.. a 60 year old woman with no husband, no children and a knack for supporting Democrats.. like Gore (She gave money to his election)?


Here is how I imagine it all went down.. in late night meetings with Sen. Byrd, it was decided that Robert’s would get a pass, and that the President would then have to then nominate a Liberal homosexual woman, or Rev. Jessie Jackson..
Because G.W. hates black people and tried to have a goodly number of them shot after the hurricanes, he elected for the first, and we got Harriet Miers. (Lady Lesbian Justice from Texas...sounds like a comic book hero, in a N.O.W. hand out pamphlet)

Let’s just hope that there are not two more openings, before the end of G.W.’s term, we could end up with Hillary R. Clinton and the Rev. Al Sharpton both getting seats.

Perhaps we should rename the supreme court? Too bad the “Rainbow Coalition” is already taken.