Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Weiner Acting Like A Hotdog!!" » Rep. Anthony Weiner Loses it on House Floor Rep. Anthony Weiner recently "blew a gasket" on the House of Representative's floor and did his best impression of Al Pacino in the movie "Dog Day Afternoon" when Al's character screamed in the courtroom scene "YOU'RE OUT OF ORDER!, YOU'RE OUT OF ORDER!". In typical democratic fashion Rep. Weiner blames the congressional Republicans for the failure to pass a congressional measure when the Democratic party is in the majority but apparently didn't support this proposal.

In these modern times it is hard to break through the multitude of news stories and try to get your viewpoint publicised to the masses without doing something out of the ordinary. In reflecting on Rep. Weiner's outburst on the House floor; Mr. Weiner probably felt that to gain attention he had to "lose it". So, by acting like a "hot dog"on a hot Summer day, Weiner was "cookin" and was able to garner a little attention.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Ahoy! Koi"

I took this picture last night at brother Scott's Koi pond as I was over there to enjoy a lobster and corn dinner to commemorate my Dad's birthday. We had sweet potato pie and pecan pie for dessert. I like pecan pie.

These Koi fish are in the pond year round and somehow survive the Winter when the pond almost freezes to solid ice.

Ahoy Koi! Enjoy the Summer while you can.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"I'm Confused!"

I received an e-mail today from some friends of mine, let me call the "Tom and Faye" which are not necessarily their real names. They were over in the United Kingdom for a short vacation and were mugged in the park of a hotel they were staying at and lost all of their money and credit cards but fortunately they still had their passports. They checked with the US Embassy over there in England but I guess they weren't too helpful. They were supposed to fly back today but they were having problems settling their hotel bill as the hotel manager wouldn't let them leave until the bill was settled."Tom and Faye" requested my help if I could lend them some money so they could leave Britain and they promised that they would pay me back as soon as they get back to America.

I felt badly for my friends as I'm sure it is no fun to be stuck in a foreign country without any money or credit cards. At least it sounds like they didn't try to fight these muggers as the muggers probably had a big knife or perhaps a gun so I'm sure they used the proper judgement and escaped without bodily harm.

I wanted to help my friends in their hour or need because as the old saying goes; "A friend in need is a friend indeed!" I was confused however about their situation over in the United Kingdom because who in their right mind would leave Cape Cod during the Summer season to go over to England what with the reputation of "foggy London town " and rainy weather to boot?

I know where "Tom" works so I thought I would call and see if they had any updates on poor "Tom" and his family and their difficult predicament. The person who answered the phone said that "Tom wasn't there but would be back in the office in an hour or so. I thought "Great!" somehow "Tom" was able to fly back from England and he probably wanted to get right back to work after his traumatic ordeal. Then I thought, "Gee!, Maybe "Tom" and his family never even went to the United Kingdom and were on Cape Cod the whole time. Then I thought maybe "Tom" is in England but told the people in the office to say "Oh, you just missed "Tom" but he should be back shortly" to cover his quick visit to England. SO CONFUSING! But how could "Tom" and his family not be in the United Kingdom if I received an e-mail from them requesting my help? After all, if you receive an e-mail it must be true, right?

I still don't know for sure whether "Tom" and his family were over in England and if so were they able to make their flight back to America? A very confusing situation. I was so confused over this situation that I forgot to send them some money. The weather has been good on the Cape so maybe I'm just a "fair weather friend" and not a "friend in need" INDEED!.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I saw the new movie "Inception" last evening on its first day of general release. I guess you could say I saw "Inception" at its inception. This is a "Titanic" movie that many film critics are calling the best movie of the 21st century so catch it if you can. This movie is no day at the beach and is a sci-fi psychological thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and many other fine actors who become involved in multi-layered dream worlds with spectacular special effects as the characters depart the everyday conscious world like an aviator and project themselves through different dream realities as they are hired to try to plant an idea into the head of the heir of a multi-billionaire.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, who also directed "The Dark Knight" and "Memento"; "Inception" is a fast paced roller coaster ride of a movie that is somewhat similar to "The Matrix". The dream within a dream within a dream action make you wonder at times what actions are real and what actions take place in the dream worlds right up to the end of the movie where the audience is left with a scene that can be interpreted in a couple of ways. Check this movie out and see if you agree with some of the critics who have called "Inception" the front runner for "Best Picture".

Monday, July 12, 2010

"Bite ME"

'Twilight' Effect: Are Teens Biting Each Other Because of Vampire Fascination? - ABC News Some people are copying the current rage of "Vampire" movies like the "Twilight Series" and television shows like HBO's "True Blood". How about you? Are you a blood sucker? Do you say "bite me" to people in your life and hope that they will?; or do you say "bite me" to someone when you are angry at these people?

I like drinking roast beef blood (hot cooked dead cow meat blood) but I draw the line at biting live humans and drinking their blood. I rarely eat live creatures with the exception of raw clams and oysters on occasion and a few insects by accident if I'm riding my road bike with my mouth open.

I enjoy the vampire shows like "True Blood" but if some vampire wanna be approached me I'd probably say something like "Get lost you wacko!, You Suck!, Bite Me!" (not).

Monday, July 5, 2010


Wonkette : South Carolina Democratic Party’s Rising Star Faces Challenge To His Glorious Primary Result It looks to me that the Democratic Party in the great state of South Carolina may have found "rising star" who some people say could be the next candidate for even higher national office after Alvin Greene recently won the democratic primary for the right to challenge the incumbent Republican Senator Jim DeMint. According to the linked article above, Mr. Greene's primary opponent Vic Rawl, accused voting machines of voting for Mr. Greene on their own without humans helping vote. These machines just voted by themselves.

Apparently, Alvin Greene, won this primary election without campaigning, without a staff, and without taking positions on issues and all the while living at his Dad's home and being unemployed. It seems to me that Mr. Greene's lack of effort in winning this election was due to his sense of "fair play" and not wanting to humiliate his opponent by doing things like meeting the voters and campaigning because if he did these things he probably would have received almost 100% of the votes. Somehow, Mr. Greene, is a "natural" when it comes to winning elections and the voters in their infinite wisdom are aware of this and that Alvin Greene is the best available candidate to be the next senator from South Carolina. Maybe, Alvin Greene has superior mental powers of telepathy and he reached the people that voted for him through their collective subconscious or maybe the voters thought that Alvin Greene was the singer Al Green and everyone remembered what a good singer Al Green is so they figured he would be good in the political arena as well. Maybe Alvin Greene won because he was listed first alphabetically on the ballot because "G" comes before "R" . Maybe, the voters wanted a candidate that has no political experience as they are fed up with the current crop of slick politicians who endlessly campaign and prefer someone like Alvin Greene who didn't waste their time by calling them on the phone, sending them campaign literature, or showing endless television advertisements.

Whatever the reason, I for one respect the will of the voters and admire a candidate who can win without really even trying to win. A true political talent like Alvin Greene doesn't come along that frequently and I think the Democrats have picked a "winner" in Alvin Greene. "GO ALVIN GREENE GO!" After you win the Senate seat maybe you can immediately set your sights on being president just as our current president did after he was elected as a senator.

Baby Steps

Niece Kenzi takes some "baby steps" yesterday at the 4th of July picnic in Connecticut after examining some very interesting twigs and pieces of wood bark.