Sunday, December 30, 2012

Congresional Representatives or LEMMINGS


LEMMINGS or REPRESENTATIVES of the PEOPLE?

That's my question.

AS I continue to get up every morning and check the latest news, the #1 topic is the National Budget.

Oh, and the FISCAL CLIFF!

The latest is that all of our brilliant representatives and even our newly elected leader are just going to "Jump off the Cliff Together" and "Fix the problem next year"

I'm not going to justifythis stupidity with any scathing comments or boiling outrage.
Rather, I thought I would look up the famoust RODENT called the LEMMING!

It seems that the Lemming is an animal that can be closely compared with our Leaders in Washington. Here are some good comparisons that I thought you might like.

1- Lemmings suffer from over-population regularly.
-----We have way too many rpeople working in Washington, sucking off of the Federal Tit, so to speak whose jobs often depend on their building their own ureaucraatic empires.
2- Lemmings are LONERS until they have outgrown their habitat,then they come together to relocate.
----- Our Congressmen would rather be on the multitude of TV shows than work in their offices to solve problems.
3- Lemmings are RODENTS.
----- Our supposed representatives are RATS at heart considering that they don't care about the common man anymore and would rather wreck our struggling economy than work together and fix the problems.
4- Although Lemmings can swim, they will jump in-mass into water that is too deep and too wide for them to survive,.\----- Our Congressional houses are now run by special interest groups who really don't care if they lose their jobs, so long as they maintain their stands as defind by their wealthy campaign contributors.

SO, lets just admit to ourselves that we are presently led by the LEMMINGS OF CONGRESS. There are left-handed Lemmings and there are right-handed lemmings.
AND their little whiskers are twitching and they are rubbing their little paws together as they keep watching the horizon for a sign to run for the closest CLIFF, FISCAL or whatever.

Nuff Said!
DON

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Just Thinkin' #5, the Fiscal Cliff, AGAIN!


I was Just thinking, again!

I know, but it is's a bad Habit that I just can't shake.

I glanced up at the News on TV. You know that canned stuff putout to entertain us, but at the same time to not upset us too much?

Well, it looks like even the media is fed up with our elected officials in Washinston.

You see, someone, I don'tknow who, but someone, showed them where even they would be paying more taxes starting on Jan.1 if our Senators and Representatives do not get off of teir pompous Ass' and come to some kind of agreement for our government to have a budget to operate on.

Yep, The Fools are all standing there, in front of the cameras, pointing their manicured fingers at each other, like pouting children.

You and Me? Well, we get to sit here and watch in wonder at our supposed leaders refuse to lead!

Just thinkin!
Don

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

SENIOR JOKE - Impressing women


A 60+ Senior walked into his new Gym and started walking on the treadmill.

Shortly, a beautiful young woman, with a perfect body, walked in and started warming up with some stretches before her workout.

The Senior was so taken aback by her body that he turned and asked one of the Gym Instructors standing next to him;

Hey,What do I have to do to Impress that Young woman over there.

The Instructor took a quick look and responded with;

Go and Exercise the ATM machine right next to her!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

JUST THINKIN' #4 Political Conventions

We're all just Sheep to the Politicians

I was just Thinkin' about this flood of Jaded Journalistic interest thrust on the TWO Party Political Conventions.

I live in Florida, near Tampa, and the RNC was essentially a week of self-congratulatory BS.

And, the tight Bastards didn't even spend very much money at the local establishments. It seems that everyone attending were tightly controlled when not at the convention site itself.

Otherwise, they were transported to pre-reserved parties and such where the glad-handing was tightly managed and the drive for more contributions approached the High-pressure level.

On the other hand, the Journalists, and I use that term loosely, any more, now that they admit to their being whores to the purchasers of the most commercial time. spent their time sitting, in full makeup, repeating the same tired statements until you fall asleep.

The best thing that I can say about the RNC in Tampa, is; THE DAMNED THING IS OVER and NOW the STREETS WILL BE REOPENED for the PUBLIC to USE!

Sitting here, watching the windup for the DNC I will tell you that the Best thing I can say about the DNC in Charlotte is; THE DNC is in CHARLOTTE and NOT IN TAMPA!

Sure, OK, there may be someone who delivers the speech of the Century, but honestly?  I doubt hearing anything of substance,only more ADs that both parties admit are based on LIES!

Am I JADED?

Well my question is; What ever happened to "Liberal Republicans" and "Conservative Democrats"?

Is there a large Gulag out there in Middle America that they were all taken to and imprisoned so as to not get in the way of the evangelistic extremists?



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I was just THINKIN' #2 Dr. OZ says these are the very Best and very worst foods to eat.

Just Thinkin'

I know, I know. Ho Hum!
This is more of a trivia thing than any earth-moving news flash, but it is interesting and I want to share it with you,

The BEST FOOD- According to the famous and very popular Dr.OZ, of TV fame, the absolutely best food for everyone to eat is BROCCOLI.  According to the article, Broccoli had indoles.
Indoles are a class of plant based compound called phytonutrients.  Eating Broccoli aids in cleansing the Liver, and is so low in fats and high in fiber that so we should all be eating more Broccoli.

The WORST FOOD- And, of course, the worst culprit in our diets that should be eliminated, totally, is; FRENCH FRIES. Their only redeeming value is that they taste SO GOOD!. But, we should stop eating these greasy, tasty fat generators immediately.

SO, Eat more Broccoli and less French fries and you are taking at least a small step towards improving your health.

Nuff Said!

The Top-5 most dangerous Cities in the US.


OK, I just read an article that includes a list from the FBI on the Top-5 Most Dangerous cities in the US.

And the winners are;


1- Flint, Michigan
2- Detroit, Michigan
3- St.Louis, Missouri
4- New Haven Connecticut
5- Memphis, Tennessee

Across the board their inclusion on this FBI list is generally attributed to; Gang Activity, High Unemployment, Low Family Income and more. DUH!

So, 1-We know What!  2-We know Why! But, we refuse to do anything about it!
Do we blame a political party or ourselves?
Nuff Said!


The Republican Convention in Tampa and our Tax Dollars used



The Republican National Convention is to be held in Tampa Florida, shortly, and the article that I read in the local paper included these interesting numbers for us all to consider.

1- The Federal Government (that means us!) is paying $50-MILLION dollars for Convention Security.

Now that's a lot of money, but even worse, you must remember that each party will receive the exact same amount of moneys from the Federal government for the security of all of those drunken privileged few that get to attend these conventions.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just THINKIN -#1 All of that campaign money

I WAS JUST THINKING #1

Seeing as the two Idiots that are running for President have actually said NOTHING of substance about what their actual proposals for making things better for the US, I was thinking.

Why don't they just keep talking (about nothing) and take all of the NEGATIVE AD money (Billions????) and donate it to the government to help pay for what they have already screwed up both publicly and privately in their past or existing jobs?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Obama-Care - Whoops


Congressional Chicken

I got this in an email from a conservative friend of mine.

fter all of the chaos when the decision was announced, and even though this friend is a Conservative, it does seem to summarize the Supreme Court Decision. 

Do we NEED better Health Care, I say YES!

Did we NEED Obama-Care, I say NO!

So, what do we do? 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Obama and Illegal Immigrants

Pic by Richard Loyal French via Flickr

Well, this is a link to a very interesting article put out the other day by CBS news:

McCain on Obama and latest Illegal Alien comment

It shares some comments by Sen. McCain on Obama and his recent attempt to allow illegal aliens to work in the US.
First, He doesn't have the power to do so, that resiides with Congress.

Second, I guess the millions of LEGAL AMERICANS that are unemployed at the moment really don't need these jobs that will be taken by the illegal Aliens?

Oh, Well!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Obama-Care approved by the supreme Court.

Robbing America
Well, the last veneer of democracy has been peeled from face of Congress and the Presidency and our once great country.
The Supreme Court has approved the legality of the Obama-Care Law. And this was done with total disregard for the potential impact on how our government will function in the future.

Now, from my perspective, anyway, Congress and the President can use their powers to bankrupt the working class of America.
Taxation can be used as a tool to force Americans to subscribe to pretty much anything that they want, and they can wield this whip as they desire to reshape our democracy into what they desire it to be.
ALSO!
I find it interesting that the most conservative Justice changed into a liberal on this day and allowed this law to stand. And, he even had to explain to the Liberals,and the Democrats, and the nation how to make the law legal. He had to explain that they had to call the "fines" taxes, to be legal.

I wonder what he cost the money men behind the reigning Democrats.

Oh, Well!
What can be the next thing to come from this group who want so desperately, to drive us down the road to Socialism!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Its a RAT - DAMMIT - COMEDY ROUTINE

Kangaroo rat via Flickr

Its a RAT - DAMMIT

 This routine by comedian , is hilarious but, it actually is an example of how out of touch our government is from what this country really needs.

Check it out!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Deferred Taxes - the Catch-22 for Baby-Boomers and other Retirees

Check out my Hub article on the realities of being a Retiree and having an IRA that continues to shrink much faster than planned.


DEFERRED TAXES - Another Catch-22 for BABY BOOMERS with a 401K or IRA


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Politicians are polishing their Rocks

Hail to the Thief

Yep! It's relatively quiet on the "Who is blaming Who" front at the moment.

We are finally down to one Democrat candidate and one Republican candidate. So, it no longer matters if we like the choices or not, they are who they are.

And, both of them, are sitting back and polishing their Rocks for future use.

Remember when you were a Kid and you would search around for a nice rock with a smooth flat surface to toss across the Pond.  Your whole purpose was to get the perfect rock that would SKIP the most times on the surface of the Pond and travel the furthest before it finally sank into the depths of the cold dark Pond.

Well, I see our politicians as doing the same thing, today.
Their Rocks are potential issues that will make them more popular than their opponent, for a longer period of time, and thus will help raise their visibility with the voting public.

They really don't care what the issue is, as long as it doesn't hurt their standings and has the potential to damage their opponents in some way.

So, what do we do?
We, the voting public?
We just sit back and watch the Clowns dance their Fool's Dance and occasionally pull out another rock and see of it will SKIP well.




SEAGULLS - Observations from a Tiki BAR



Seagull - Pic by Don Bobbitt

It really doesn't take long sitting at a TIKI Bar in Florida, to realize that Seagulls are a wasted species of Bird.

Oh, I know, some conservationist is going to say that they serve some useful purpose in the great ecological plan of Mother Earth.

But, over the years here is what I have observed along our Beaches;
- Seagulls are scavengers. They spend their time trying to steal other peoples and species food.
- anywhere there is food served near the Ocean, they will be there, proverbial fork in hand, trying for a free meal.
And, just like that bothersome set of In-laws that everyone see to have, they can sneak upon any food that they see and scoff it up almost instantaneously.

Other than that, I see no othe contribution that they make to the ecology other than the occasional splash of Seahull Poop on my windshield ..... or umbrella ..... or Beach Chair ...... or Table!

Nuff Said!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I filed my Taxes and learned something along the way.- Moving Expenses


I filed my taxes the other day, and boy am  pissed.
I retired, and like so many retirees I decided to move to a more friendly climate.
I purchased a small place in Florida and I relocated there last year, so of course, I expected to get a little bit of a tax break to offset the expenses of moving to my new abode.

Well GUESS WHAT?
Our loving and supportive Congress decided that we, the retirees of the world, do not deserve to claim these moving expenses.
No, if I am employed and even if I get help from my employer, they feel that a working person should still have this tax break.

But, me? A Retiree?
Nope!
No matter that I am now on a very limited retirement income.
No matter that my move was made even more expensive because of my age and health requiring more hired labor than ever before.
Nope, We the Retirees, the Seniors, the Baby Boomers have been forced to live within yet another federally enforced limitation on our remaining years.

THANK YOU CONGRESS!     AGAIN!      For NOTHING!


Friday, April 6, 2012

9/11 Manhattan BoatLift - rescuing people from the catastrophe


Except for this video, I would never had known that it happened.  
No news bulletin ever mentioned it before.  


Those boat people were heroes.  - 350,000 soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk - 500,000 people were evacuated from NY in 9 hours.  Amazing. 


This is a wonderful and powerful story that needs to go global.  It will warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes.  
What an incredible spirit shown by the people who owned and operated these boats. 
 
Narrated by Tom Hanks.   I had not ever heard about this boatlift and rescue until a friend sent this to me .  It is amazing to watch!  I hope you will forward to everyone you know.

 










Thursday, April 5, 2012

GOLF JOKE - Cheaters

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A Web GOLF Joke - 
The Cheater

What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes?

You had the honor and hit your ball a modest two hundred fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin.

Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway. Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball.

Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match."

You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin.

About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!"

The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole.

Now here is the ethical dilemma:

Do you pull the cheaters ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Bought a HYBRID CAR today - How I made the decision as a Boomer Retiree

Toyota Hybrid - pic by Don Bobbitt

I Bought a Hybrid today - How I made the Decision considering the cost of a Hybrid Car

This link is to my HUB where I describe the process that I went through to purchase a new car, after my retirement, and get the best price, best fuel economy, and the best vehicle for my money, all at the same time.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Political News - I hate it when I am drowning in it and I become afraid when I hear nothing.

The daily Political News is a YIN-YANG thing to me.
I complain when I am inundated with it throughout the day, as with the latest PRIMARY reporting.
But, If I get a few hours into the day, and some idiot in Washington hasn't come out with yet another stupid statement, well, then I get scared.
You see, in my opinion, a silent Politician is doing one of two things, as far as I am concerned.
ONE, they are off on some boondoggle that is paid for by either our taxes, or by some lobbyist group, that wants to take advantage of the American public in some way.
TWO, They are somewhere, working together on their own plans for either re-election, or changing this great country of ours into either a police state or a socialist catastrophe.
OK, OK, I am being pretty pessimistic.
But, at this moment, I am working on my taxes and when I see how badly I am being taxed, as a retiree, with a small but dwindling savings, I need to attack something.
Sad to say, after I am stripped of what little I have, who is left to pay for everyone on the dole?
Look Out, People, quiet Politicians are dangerous Politicians.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mitt Romney and his money, or how disconnected he is from the American Public

When this came out, I was enraged, but I watched as he just stood there with that smile on his face and the point just slipped on by as a subject to be discussed.

As a working class person, this was an insult to my intelligence that a man who wants to represent me and my fellow Americans, is so wealthy that he hides his money from our tax system.

He didn't even say, "let's fix the System" He just smiled!

Bastard!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PRIMARIES and the CANDIDATES - My RANT on the realization of my importance in it all

Blowing in the Wind

Sitting in Florida and watching the Republican Candidates

Well, they just left town!

A couple of them were strutting as they left and the others were flashing their individual versions of bombast!

But, they did all leave!

What I saw was a group of people that had to leave town, before the polls had even opened.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hey SnowBirds! We Really Don't Care!

SnowBird - pic by molley via Flikr


Hey SnowBirds! We Really Don't Care!

  A Hub of mine where I give a satirical view of Snowbirds from the perspective of a Southerner. I hope you enjoy my jibs and jabs.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Entertain myself on HubPages, but I WORK on my Books or how I keep my Sanity as a writer!

A Writers tool


I have really been working on my writing skills over the past few years.
This article that I wrote on HubPages describes how I think I have improved and what I am working on right now to get even better.
Check it out if you are interested in what I have learned about making money as a writer today.

I Entertain myself on HubPages, but I WORK on my Books or how I keep my Sanity as a writer!

Friday, January 6, 2012

One in Eight Millionaires are Tax Audited by the IRS

Mr. Rich pic by mediaflury via flikr



ONE in EIGHT, that's 1 in 8, Millionaires were audited by the IRS last year!
This was one of those CNN streamer tag-lines lines morning.
OK, this, for some reason really BURNS ME!
Where is the individual opportunity for catching and recovering the most money?


We call that "Bang for the Buck", by the way.


The individual from the poor or Middle Class population, or the Millionaire with all of those customized exemptions that they take advantage of?


I say, go for the Millionaires and their cheating accountants!


And, BTW, Why not audit the Accountants, as far as their procedures are concerned? They are the one's making the "How to Cheat" deciions.
Again ...... SIGH!


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