HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - merchants slogan: "We don't have it but we can get it for you."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Debates Over -- All That's Left is the Shouting?

So the final debate is over (thank God) -- now if we can just make it through 19 more days of bullshit, it will be all over. Both the candidates clobbered their opponents, depending upon if you wanted to listen to the McCain camp or the Obama camp.

Much has been made of Mc Cain's "deer in the headlights" look while listening to Senator Obama's health care plan. Personally I think it was Johnny's way of going for the academy award for "best look of disbelief" -- and it came off as totally contrived.

McCain also has a smarmy way of attempting to use humor and failing miserably.

So we are coming down to the wire. After the 2004 fiasco, i have this deep, sinking feeling that no matter how many of us vote for senator Obama, it won't really make any difference, as the Republicans will once again STEAL the election. Pleasse, God, let me be wrong! I woke up this morning in a cold sweat because I dreamed that President McCain died.


I don't know about you, but I got sick of "Joe the Plumber" in a hurry during the debate and today. Joe the Plumber is small business?? Maybe I am just bitter because I made the mistake of calling my local plumber to repair the office toilet -- he was here all of ten minutes, installed a new "flapper", and charged me $89.60!!! YOU HEARD ME -- EIGHTY NINE DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS.



Kitten report

It turns out we have adopted "destructo" cats! Both Hammy and stella attack house plants - real or fake - with a vengeance -- leaving bits and pieces scattered everywhere. and these are the first cats we have ever had that will go after "people food" as if they haven't eaten in days!

Stella has a couple of really unusual habits. she loves to jump into the recyclable newspaper bin and shred them, bit by bit. Same is true with large card board boxes! Please tell me she is just going through a teething stage!

Here is her weirdest thing: When I am on the john, pants and underwear down around my ankles, she climbs in between my ankles and makes herself a hammock!


an old lady is leaving the polls on election day as as she leaves she yells "mccain! mccain!" over and over. the election official comes over and tells her she shouldn't be trying to influence voters on who to vote for. "no you idiot, i can't find my cane!"


Hang on to any of the new Minnesota quarters you may have or acquire. They
may be worth MUCH MORE than 25 cents! The US Mint announced today that it
is recalling all of the Minnesota quarters that are part of its program
featuring quarters from each state. This action is being taken after
numerous reports that the new quarters will not work in parking meters,
toll booths, vending machines, pay phones or any other coin operated
devices. The problem lies in the unique design of the Minnesota quarter,
which was designed by a couple of Norwegian specialists, Sven and Ole.
Apparently the duct tape holding the two dimes and the nickel together
keeps jamming up the machines.

1 comment:

mplspckr said...

i had to install a new flapper the other day, too! luckily i was able to do it myself for fairly cheap.

i think obama is in good shape to win the election. we need somebody young, intelligent, positive. i have a good feeling.