Archive | October, 2011


I have a weekly feature here called, “Down the Drain” in which I point out wasteful government spending.  I could probably post something every day but then my head would completely explode. The flip side of spending, as everyone knows, is how the government – be it on the local, state or federal level – […]

Is Obama a Trend?

  According to my dictionary, the word “trendy” means “of or in accordance with the latest fad or fashion.” I’ve always thought that a major reason for the election of Barack Obama in 2008 was because many people thought it would be cool to elect a Black President, forgetting, of course, his lack of any […]

Do I Smell a New Defense?

According to a new study, high-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week were between nine and 15-percent likelier to engage in an aggressive act compared with counterparts who drank less. I drank soda all my life – non-diet in my earlier years and I […]

Down the Drain

Just last month, the US Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General, Patrick McFarland, issued a report that said that over $600 million of taxpayer money has gone to dead people. In one case, the son of a beneficiary continued to collect his father’s benefits totaling $515,000 over a period of 37 years.  Inspectors only found […]

I See Dumb People

Last week, in a suburb of Detroit, the cops pulled over a van being driven by a 9-year old girl at 3 o’clock in the morning. Turns out, her dimwit father, who was drunk on whiskey, decided to go out and stopped at a convenience store and bragged to the clerk that his 9-year old […]


A few stories in the news piqued my interest this week. One was the story of the eventual death of a 2-year old toddler who, a week earlier, was run over by not one, but two vans in China and left in the street to die while 18 bystanders rode or walked by before someone […]

Tattoo Barbie

I thought I’d seen it all when the Bratz dolls, which look like little hookers, were the rage.  I have no idea whether they’re still popular but I thought they were awful, really ugly and in very poor taste. But now we’ve got Tattoo Barbie with some serious ink.  Mattel says the new Barbie is […]

Obamacare: Long-Term Care Too Costly

I read last week that the Obama administration won’t implement a long-term care insurance program, which is part of Obamacare, because the program is too costly.   Great.  I’d like to see the whole thing repealed. What I don’t get is how do these numbnuts in Washington pass a bill, which most probably didn’t read in […]

Fly/Wear/Display the U.S. Flag!

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really sick and tired of reading about instances where people are banned from flying/wearing/displaying the American flag! I’ve read about people not allowed to display the flag in their apartment window because it violates some ridiculous clause in their rental agreement. Just last week I posted a […]

Down the Drain

Recently, one of my readers was kind enough to send me a link to Clint Richardson’s website, “Reality Blog” to read an article about how much it costs to run the Senate.  With Clint’s permission, much of his article is posted here.  If you like what he has to say, be sure to give a […]