Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



It's time for a reality check.

I'm bald.

My beard has gone gray over the past three years.

I look ridiculous when playing the air guitar, taking off my shirt at the beach, buying a wedge because Tiger uses one just like it, or blushing when women hit on me at the local Christian bookstore.



A relative asked, "Don't you think you're a little old to ride a motorcycle?"

Response: "I'm not dead yet."

Then I told her about a guy in our family of faith who is ten years older than my octogenarian dad who played nine with me last summer and then fell out of a boat while fishing a week later; only to ask me after worship recently, "I'm wondering what He wants me to do next?"



In a related story, Blago has picked an old guy to replace PBHO in the Senate.

I know he's really old because he's already got a tombstone set in Chicago's Oak Woods Cemetery: "TRAIL BLAZER - FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN ILLINOIS TO BECOME..."

A lot of accomplishments are listed after that introduction.

I don't know if there's room on the bottom for Blago's appointment.


Roland Burris seems like a nice fellah.

PBHO: "Roland Harris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Anyone appointed by Governor Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the people of Illinois and, as we have said, will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus."

Congressman Bobby Rush: "Let me just remind you that there presently is no African-American in the Senate. I would ask you to not hang or lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer."

What a way for American politics to start the new year; but we can be thankful that none of the dots in the Blago mess connect to you know who.


RB has been a consistent donor to Blago: $1000 in 2005, $1500 in 2007, and $1000 in 2008.

JJ's son is wondering why it would have cost him so much more.

There's got to be a race card in there; and Junior's daddy knows how to hold 'em, fold 'em, and play 'em.


Speaking of racism, everybody but Republicans thinks they're racists.

Have you ever watched one of their conventions?

I haven't seen such a disproportionate number of crackers to, uh, "others" than the last time I watched narrowcasts of those worship services led by the pudgy pastor who's usurping Jeremiah Wright's place on 1/20/09 or the toothy guy in Texas who makes the Osmonds look cynical.

Recently, GOP leader Chip Saltsman sent Paul Shanklin's Barack the Magic Negro to lots of Republicans because he thought it was kinda funny:

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
'Cause he's not authentic like me.

Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They'll vote for him, and not for me
'Cause he's not from the hood.

Shanklin impersonates Al Sharpton in the song - a crude parody of Peter Yarrow's classic Puff the Magic Dragon.

"Others" don't think it's funny while crackers are defending it rather lamely; proving again why Republicans ain't makin' many converts these days.

Let me spell it out: "Yo crackah boys! You is so thin-lipped and soulless that you makes Joy Behar looks hip! Now you gots to get this horizontal, mans! Weez can say whatever weez wants to says about yous but yous can't say nothin' 'bout us! Dig! And if you don't dig, we gonna dig a..."

It's simple.

As I tell my sons: "No jokes about ethnics or gays. That's absolutely off limits in our sociopoliticoreligio culture. It's considered uncouth and disrespectful. If you tell any jokes about ethnics or gays, you will find yourself suspended or expelled quicker than a burrito from Taco Bell moves through your innards! Of course, you can say anything you want about Christians and straight white women because all of that's funny, correct in today's sociopoliticoreligio culture, and probably true."

Back to Moonstruck's old man: "I'ma so confused."


Speaking of confusion, has GWB been converted to socialism in his latter days?


He's starting to sound and, uh, act like all of those folks who are whining about the Yankees buying all of the best players; as if America wasn't built on free enterprise or, uh, buying the best to keep it from the rest.

Be that as it seems to be, I wanna bail out the proverbial big three so the value of my Caliber doesn't plummet even more; as I can already buy a new one for less than I owe on my two year old one.

Anyway, a trusted source just provided some interesting stats on comparative charitable giving by the big three and their "foreign" competitors since 9/11/01:

- Ford gave $10 million to the American Red Cross.

- GM gave $10 million to the American Red Cross.

- Chrysler - O.K., they're Germans! - gave $10 million
to support the victims' families of 9/11/01.

- Harley-Davidson - How did they get in here? - gave
$1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the

- VW gave $2 million for the children of 9/11/01's
victims. Germans again!

- Hyundai gave $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

- Audi gave $0. Oops!

- BMW gave $0. Oops!

- Daewoo gave $0.

- Fiat gave $0.

- Honda gave $0.

- Isuzu gave $0.

- Mitsubishi gave $0.

- Nissan gave $0.

- Porsche gave $0. Figures!

- Subaru gave $0.

- Suzuki gave $0.

- Toyota posted condolences on their website.

There's a clue to something in those stats.


Before moving too far into 2009, let's take a quick look back:


Blessings and Love!

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