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It’s the End of the World and My Carpets Aren’t Clean!

I had fully planned on posting a list of things to do before the end of the world (who knew?!) which I only found out about on Thursday. I figured I could blog and do a little spring cleaning on the traffic areas of the carpeting at the same time and set up my SpotBot for carpet ass kickin’. I pressed the set in stain button and the SpotBastard doesn’t work, all the lights light up and it beeps incessantly. Perhaps it knows it’s the end of the world and just doesn’t care any more. So instead of preparing an Apocalypse list to post, I spent all yesterday evening googling and testing, making a giant flood-mess in the bathroom, then an hour on the phone with the Bissell customer “support” zombies, then more fiddling and generally getting nowhere fast.

Now I’m facing the end of the world with dirty traffic areas, plus I didn’t get to eat a lobster with lots of butter, or party in the streets like it’s the end of the world. Well I guess there’s always the day after the end of the world, and up until the final end of the world on October 21. I’m not exactly sure, because I couldn’t be bothered to read the entire end of the world summary. I think that’s the period of time when we are supposed to sit out on lawn chairs while holding umbrellas and just watch stuff fall apart until October.

It’s not clear what time the apocalypse is scheduled for today, so far the neighborhood isn’t a flaming pile of rubble. I’ve checked out my windows, hoping to see the likes of Cheney, Bush, Newt, Rush (Limbaugh, not the band) and those two genital warts, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin engulfed in flames, floating up to the outer atmosphere until they disappear. So far nothing, but it is a foggy day today, here in Chicago.

Well I guess there’s always the next end of the world, or the one after that. Until then I’ve prepared myself with a big beatin’ stick, a large capacity stock pot, my “Judgement Day 2011 OR 2012″ T-shirt, and pina colada fixings. I’ll be gathering apocalyptic recipes for the many things that might rain down upon us: the sky, locusts, frogs, Tea Baggers, (er, Tea Party members) even the reanimated corpse of Ronald Reagan.

Here’s hoping you all have a warm and festive apocalypse today and many more to follow!


He’s History!

The Illinois State Senate has just voted unanimously (59-0) to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich and to never allow him to hold public office again.

Hopefully this is just the beginning, and we will root out each and every dirty politician in Illinois. Just because we rid ourselves of the guy with the hair, doesn’t mean all is now peachy in Illinois. Blagojevich wasn’t working alone, and he’s not the only politician who resorts to “Pay to Play” politics.

No matter what side of the political fence you are on in Illinois, we need to demand better.


Gov. Blagojevich, You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

I honestly do not understand what Rod Blagojevich thought he would achieve, running around New York, from talk show to talk show, including The View, when he couldn’t even be bothered to show up at his own impeachment trial. He can answer Larry King’s questions, but not ours? Is Blagojevich’s purpose to make himself and Illinois a laughingstock to the rest of the country? Perhaps he is looking for sympathy from bamboozled homemaker set. I say bamboozled, because only a sucker would fall for Blagojevich’s pack of lies.

What’s funny is somehow he suckered Geraldo Rivera into believing his BS. Geraldo, don’t you even bother to fact check, before you go around repeating Blagojevich’s lies? Now he AND Geraldo claim he cannot get a fair trial, he continues to lie about Illinois’ impeachment proceedings, as if no one in the media is going to point out, that Governor Blagojevich will indeed be impeached according to Illinois law.

This is no horse-thief trial Gov, these are proceedings to decide if you are fit to run the state. It’s pretty obvious, you are not. For God’s sake, you were not even IN the state, which you claim to be able to govern.

A lot of people in Illinois want to know if it is us, the Illinois taxpayers, who paid for Blagojevich, his staffers and security to live it up, like some sort of celebrity plugging a movie, in order to spread ridiculous lies in the State of New York, where they haven’t a clue as to how things work here in Illinois?

While Governor Blagojevich claims he’s looking out for the best interest of Illinois residents, he continues to waste the state legislature’s time, and hurt our state in the process. Apparently seven percent of Illinoisans want to keep our governor, while the rest of us just want him to resign. He claims we are setting a dangerous precedent by impeaching him, then why doesn’t he resign and show the people of Illinois that he has our best interest at heart, instead of backing us into a corner, forcing our legislature to remove him.

Governor Blagojevich, you are a selfish and insane man; you have put your needs above the people of this state. Any sympathy you might have gained, has been lost and has now turned to anger, by your refusal to step aside.


Rush Limbaugh and Osama Bin Laden, Traitors Separated At Birth?

With millions of Americans unemployed, our youth dying in Iraq for an astronomical cost and corporate lobbyists having a greater political voice than us, the American people, you, Rush Limbaugh hope the president that the American people elected to correct eight years of failure, FAILS? 

After having criminals in the White House for eight years, dismantling our constitution, you now hope the president we elected to clean up all the damage these two criminals have wreaked upon our country, FAILS? 

How are your sentiments any different than someone who is against the war in Iraq, saying they hope we lose? I can be against the war in Iraq, but I certainly don’t wish it to go badly. Somewhere in the process of losing, more American soldiers would be killed. If the president fails, that means more people suffering under the repercussive weight of criminal acts perpetrated  by George Bush and Dick Cheney. You can be pissed off that we elected President Obama, but wishing for his failure which would lead to more Americans suffering, is pretty selfish. 

Much like my own Gov. Blagojevitch, you place your ego above the needs of the American people and you disgust me, more than you’ve ever disgusted me before, and that’s saying something! Thank God the only people you have power over are your dittoheads.

It must be nice to earn so much money as to be completely removed from average American people who live on a budget, who are losing their homes, the elderly who might not even be able to afford dog food to eat, the sick who have no choice but to seek medical attention at emergency rooms because they have no alternative or health insurance. What’s the matter Rush, are you worried you’ll have to have to finally pay your fair share of taxes? Will that not leave you with enough money for oxycontin?

What would make YOU happy, Rush? More people out of work? More people without a roof over their heads? More dead and wounded in Iraq? How about a complete economic collapse then?

When you say you hope the efforts President Obama undertakes to make this country a better place to live for ALL Americans, not just YOU, actually fails, you sound an awful lot like Osama Bin Laden.

As far as this American citizen is concerned, you speak like a traitor to the American people no matter how you MEANT those words, because anyone who would prefer the success of an ideology over the success of the American people is a flat out, Un-American jerk. I don’t generally like the term Un-American, but this time it’s the best word for the job.

You remind me of the two rich old guys in the movie “Trading Places”, who bet on the survival of Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd after having their lives turned upside down. By the way, Rush, you’re the meaner old guy. You’ve confused us, a nation of people, with a nation of pawns in an ideology experiment. 

I DO love this country. How many places can someone have the freedom to spout quasi-treasonous rhetoric, to an audience of millions, while their head is shoved completely up their ass, while somewhere else a soldier is fighting, supposedly for your freedom to do it?


The Inauguration of President Barack Obama – The Big Picture – Boston.com

This is a beautiful collection of photographs taken during the Inauguration in Washington D.C. and other parts of the world:

The Inauguration of President Barack Obama – The Big Picture – Boston.com


Empty Suit Appointed As Next Illinois Senator

I read a comment that we Illinoisans should just accept Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris. After after all he’s just an empty suit, who will vote the way we want him to, and Senator Dick Durbin can handle the weighty lawmaking duties.

You know what? I want more than an empty suit as senator! The idea that we should lower our expectations and accept an appointment of someone because, hey! at least they’re inoffensive or he’s the only untainted guy we can find, is ridiculous. 

I don’t want a “default senator” for the next two years, I want someone with ideas and a vested interest in making the United States a better place to live for all of us.  

As someone who voted Obama into his senate seat, I want a lot better than Roland Burris. The people of the 1st district deserve more than a crash test dummy or an old school politician as their senator. 

It sickens me to see Bobby Rush take this opportunity to step up in order to act as a self-serving, divisive tool, by placing skin color above quality for the senate appointment. He is no better than those who branded anyone who disagreed with Sarah Palin, anti-woman, or people who don’t wear flag pins on their lapels as unpatriotic. 

I hope people are not fooled by Bobby Rush’s tactics. Sometimes the easiest path is not the best path to follow. It is just not right to accept this appointment, not for Illinois residents, and not for the rest of the country.


After the snow near Chinatown

 

After the storm Mayor Daley and IDOT forgot.



Desolate