Archive | August, 2011

Flash Mobs – Where’s the Black Leadership in All This?

This is a video of a 7-11 in Maryland being robbed by what’s called a “flash mob” similar to those happening in Philadelphia.  Instead of going on vacation, why isn’t President Obama addressing this growing issue?  Where is the Rev. Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson on all this?

Down the Drain

I may be cynical but spending money is in the President’s blood so I’m not buying his about face on the subject.  Do you think he’s serious?

I See Dumb People

I recently read that a woman spent $10,000 on invisible art entitled “Fresh Air” from the Museum of Non-Visible.  The so-called work of art was described as follows:  “This is a unique piece, only this one is for sale.  The air you are purchasing is like buying an endless tank of oxygen.  No matter where […]

LOOK IN THE MIRROR….PLEASE!

There was a time when a run in your stocking or a bra strap showing was a fashion disaster.  Black bras under white blouses and ripped fishnet stockings seem commonplace today.  Mother Angelica of EWTN, my go-to-gal for all things Catholic, used to think that mirrors on street corners would alert people to how awful […]

Dave Ramsey Explains the National Debt Crises

I’ve often wondered how the national debt crises could be explained as an average family budget.  Well, the numbers out of Washington are so huge, there’s no way to understand them in practical terms.  So I looked to Dave Ramsey for the answer.  I like Dave Ramsey.  He’s a common sense kind of guy and […]

Down the Drain

In 1966, His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj created the practice of Integral Yoga, a branch of yoga with a significant spiritual emphasis.  Thanks to President Obama’s stimulas package, researchers at  Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., have received $294,958.00 to study whether Integral Yoga “can be an effective method to reduce the frequency and/or […]

I See Dumb People

I’m not even sure who’s the dumb one in this story.  You decide. The University of Tennessee book store sold novelty candies mocking the President.  (God forbid!)  Anyway, they’re  called “Disappoint Mints.” Well, I guess some of thin-skinned President Obama’s supporters are just as thin-skinned.  Tennessee state Rep. Joe Armstrong, a Democrat,  visited the bookstore […]

GO GREEN, PAY MORE GREEN

Earlier in the year, we received a letter from our City Manager and City Council member which included our “first personalized Home Energy Report.”  The report compares our energy usage compared to our neighbors’. Our “most” efficient neighbors are graphed in green, “all” neighbors are graphed in orange and we’re graphed in, oh my God! […]

Shut Up and Act

I find it very difficult to separate a man from his opinions.  If I don’t like an actor’s political views, I won’t spend one dime on a movie if I know it will end up in his or her pocket.  For example, I never watched Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior because of Janeane Garofalo and her […]

Sound Familiar?

I’ve said it more than once – personal behavior has consequences on professional decisions. Here’s a perfect example.  Sunland Park, New Mexico, Mayor Martin Resendiz, says he was drunk when he signed not one, not two, not three, but nine contracts with California architectural firm, Synthesis.  In a $1 million lawsuit (monies I’m sure the […]