Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Monday, May 29, 2006
This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic.
James Bovard

I have been hearing a lot about the fact that the Gump has not used his Veto on a single bill passed by the Congress. Whenever someone mentions this in a news show or article they act like it is a good thing but they don’t mention the reason he never uses his Veto.
Every law sent from Congress to be signed by the Gump first goes to Dick Cheney’s office and is reviewed by a group of White House lawyers led by longtime legal adviser David Addington who is now serving as Dick Cheney’s chief of staff.
The reviews are done to find any reason no matter how dubious to include a signing statement when the bill is sent to the Gump. They include them to try to justify exempting the President from the laws in question on the grounds that they infringe on his powers in their interpretation of the Constitution. This is how they justify torture, wiretapping without warrants and any law pertaining to the military or executive branch.
There are not too many. In the history of the country there have been around 600 signing statements added to bills… that is until 2000. The Gump has signed more than all other Presidents combined. At last count he has added signing statements to more than 750 bills.
Most legal scholars think that the majority of the signing statements would never stand up to a challenge. Gee, I wonder why nobody challenges them?
I don’t think the Gump not using a Veto is because of that though. I think that Cheney snuck into his desk and stole his Veto rubber stamp and just tells him what to sign.
posted by Nit Wit at 9:07 AM | Permalink | 14 comments
Sunday, May 28, 2006
There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.
Richard Nelson Bolles

Relieve pressure now by giving yourself permission to relax and have fun, for it's not a day to be technical. It's a day to let your imagination wander while taking a walk in nature or attending your favorite church services. Keep your thoughts and feelings about work to yourself now and get lost in the present moment

You’re fortune for today:
It's a good day for a resolution.

Busy, busy, busy. The week before Memorial day is the biggest business week of the year in my job. Everyone wants lots of buns and bread for their cookouts. I have been reading and commenting on blogs but haven’t had time to do much else. Now I get to enjoy one of the few two day weekends I get every year.
So I get the Horoscope to send me off to forget about work.
I just can’t figure out what kind of resolution I’m supposed to make. My life is perfect, my health is on the mend and I owe everyone a gazillion bucks and have to figure out how to move to a new house and work four days next week. So everything is perfect and will be even better when I start a two week vacation on June fourth. It ought to be a blast as The Boss will be off the same two weeks for a change.
That will help us get settled into our new place and get used to being closer to work.
I have really enjoyed the blogs I follow this last week although I think I have gained five pounds from all the cheeseburgers that I have consumed the last week or so. I say I think because my scale is hiding from me at the moment.
I still have to read all my favorite blogs for the last couple of days so I guess this meaningless ramble needs to come to a close until later.
posted by Nit Wit at 6:40 AM | Permalink | 9 comments
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Laundry, laundry, laundry.
The last few days have had a good bit of Blogging about laundry, Who knew it would be so entertaining. It also sparked a memory in my burnt out gourd. Something I haven’t thought of in years. I guess I’m starting to relive my childhood
1961 or 1962, not sure exactly. My family was visiting my grandparents in Tenn. at their massive 1 acre chicken ranch.
This is the first time I ever remember doing laundry and I seemed to have a talent for it.
Grandma had an old style wringer washer in a shed in the dooryard and I was trying to be her number one (only) helper. It’s the least I could do to pay her back for teaching me to sew the year before.
She also let me be the tub handler the night before. This involved a chicken, a hatchet, a chopping block and a tub to quickly cover the bird until it realized it was dead. I done my job with the tub good.
Anyway I was helping and finally got to feed the washed clothes into the wringer so Grandma could hang them on the line. She found some money that got washed and was hanging it up to dry and I was looking at her hanging the bills right next to socks and underwear. Struck me as really funny, until I felt a tug on my fingers. Yup, I was about to wring my very own most favorite right arm. Understandably I started to scream, but Grandma had her back to me and was more than a little bit deaf and I watched my arm slowly being fed into that wringer and it started to hurt some and would really get going when it reached my elbow. Just as it was reaching this point Grandma turned to get another piece of clothing and saw what was happening. I never thought that women could move so fast. She hit some lever and the wringer popped open without crushing my elbow.
She tried to catch me as I stormed out but missed and my Father running from the house met me but I shrugged him off crying and mad.
I was mad because I had done something so stupid.
I must have passed out when I got into the house because I woke up in a Doctors office as he was telling my Father that My arm wasn’t broken and I would be fine.
Strange what one word in someone’s comment on a Blog can dredge up.
I guess this is why I don’t mind doing laundry anymore.
I’d forgotten all about being a chicken wrangler and laundry wringer.

posted by Nit Wit at 6:32 AM | Permalink | 11 comments
Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I'm a Lifer!

To you, a job is what pays the bills. You put in your hours, follow the rules, and then go home. Occasionally, you consider quitting, but then you think of how bad the job market is and you reconsider. Whatever happiness you get, you get from your life outside the workplace. Relationships, family, hobbies, and outside creative pursuits are what really matter to you. You're probably taking this test at work because you don't have anything better to do.

Talent: 38%
Lifer: 67%
Mandarin: 33%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

posted by Nit Wit at 5:30 AM | Permalink | 10 comments

I found this and thought it was inspired.
It came from….

Never can get the links to work right.
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I Am A: Chaotic Good Half-Elf Mage

Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.

Half-Elves are a cross between a human and an elf. They are smaller, like their elven ancestors, but have a much shorter lifespan. They are sometimes looked down upon as half-breeds, but this is rare. They have both the curious drive of humans and the patience of elves.

Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan!

posted by Nit Wit at 3:52 AM | Permalink | 6 comments
Sunday, May 14, 2006
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

Well, let’s see what many people believe?

WMD’s were found in Iraq.

Iraq was supporting Al Qaeda and involved in the World Trade Center attacks.

The war in Iraq is keeping us safe from terror attacks at home.

The people of Iraq are free and prospering, except for a few troublemaking insurgents who are dieing out.

The terrorists hate us for our freedom.

On other subjects:

Many people believe:

Global warming is a quant theory and needs more study.

Evolution is a quant theory and is not a proven fact of life.

Intelligent design is a rational explanation of how we got here.

The current changes to the environmental protection laws are improvements.

Doubling of the cost of a gallon of gasoline is the result of normal supply and demand.

Hurricane Katrina’s devastation was an act of God that couldn’t have been prepared for.


Many people believe:

People sneaking into the U.S. is a good thing.

The illegal aliens only take the jobs that Americans won’t do.

NAFTA and other trade agreements reached in the last 20 years have been good for the country.

China and Russia are our friends.

The Supreme Court decision that corporations have most of the same rights as a person under the 14th amendment was a good thing.


Many people believe:

Tax cuts are good even during budget shortfalls.

Criticizing the President or the current administration is treason and shows a hatred of our troops in harms way.

Putting our troops in harms way in Iraq was not a blatant act of revenge and grab at control of a major oil source.

They are better off than they were yesterday.

President Bush spending less time on the ranch fishing and more time in Washington is a good thing.

Many people believe all or most of these things, but not as many as yesterday and more than tomorrow.

You should always read the fine print at the bottom.

.7% of all statistics are made up right on the spot

Then again I could be full of shit.
posted by Nit Wit at 7:00 AM | Permalink | 6 comments
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I'm not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me.
Jack Cleary

Now I know why I don’t watch the Rosanne show. I have a feeling of someone walking across my grave every time I see that women.
It’s all make believe anyway. Right?

How Will I Die Quiz

How Will I Die Quiz

You will die at the age of 78

You will be killed by Rosanne Barr when she snaps on day in the street

Find out how you will die at Quizopolis.com


I am younger than her though, maybe I can outrun her.
posted by Nit Wit at 7:25 AM | Permalink | 10 comments
Sunday, May 07, 2006
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Robert A. Heinlein

As I go through a stack of news stories that I have printed out over the last few weeks I find some that stand out to me and even seem to relate to each other in my cracked cranium.

I see the Vatican is still attacking the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and the movie soon to come out staring Tom Hanks.
Archbishop Angelo Amato the second official of the Vatican doctrinal office which was headed by Pope Benedict before he took his new position issued a statement when speaking to the Catholic conference in Rome calling the book stridently anti- Christian… full of calumnies, offences and historical and theological errors regarding Jesus, the Gospels and the Church.
He also called for a boycott of the film.
It sounds more like there more concerned with protecting the reputation of the Church. I actually thought they were treated with kid gloves by the book considering the documented history of the Church.
The book has sold 40 million copies and this will guarantee even more sales. The movie hasn’t even opened yet but it will get a boost too.
Amato went on to state that Christians should be more willing to reject lies and gratuitous defamation.
He said that if such lies and errors had been directed at the Koran or the Holocaust they would have justly provoked a world uprising. He said that instead when directed against the Church and Christians, they remain unpunished.
This sounds to me like an attempt to condone Christians staging a possibly violent reaction to the book and movie. I find this disturbing coming from a servant of God, though it seems to be a historical pattern in most religions when they feel threatened.
Oh by the way, the book is plainly labeled as fiction.
In addition Pope Benedict has condemned geneticists who play at being God. He attacked what he calls the satanic mores of modern society, warning of an inane apologia of evil that is in danger of destroying humanity. Sounds more like fear of damage to the Church by Dan Brown’s earlier book Angels & Demons which deals with the conflict between religion and science.
In Washington about 50 prominent religious leaders including Catholic cardinals and archbishops have signed a petition is support of a constitutional amendment blocking same sex marriage. It just seems to me like another effort to revive the issue in time for the 2006 election.
Also from Early April comes a lawsuit by Christians at the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Ruth Malhotra say that their Christian faith compels them to speak out against homosexuality. The school bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation. She could just go off campus and say whatever she wanted.
If I was trying to speak out against her religion in the same way that many Christians speak out against homosexuality or same sex marriage it would be considered a hate crime and I could be prosecuted.
I think that if any religious organization wants to dictate their views in the political arena they should be required to give up their tax free status and be classes as a Political Action Committee, which is what they are.
Trying to make it a crime to enter into a committed relationship no matter the orientation just shows how stupid people can be about anyone who is not just like them.
If we were all the same wouldn’t it be a boring world.
Or I could be full of shit.
posted by Nit Wit at 10:14 AM | Permalink | 6 comments
Friday, May 05, 2006
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot

Morning Poem

I woke early one morning,

The earth lay cool and still

When suddenly a tiny bird

Perched on my window sill,

He sang a song so lovely

So carefree and so gay,

That slowly all my troubles

Began to slip away.

He sang of far off places

Of laughter and of fun,

It seemed his very trilling,

brought up the morning sun.

I stirred beneath the covers

Crept slowly out of bed,

Then gently shut the window

And crushed his fucking head.

I'm not a morning person.

I don’t know who wrote this but they sure do sound like me.
posted by Nit Wit at 6:04 AM | Permalink | 4 comments
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Took a trip to Columbus yesterday to see the Hematologist about my Hereditary Hemocromatosis. I never saw him before but he is supposed to be good.
He told me after looking at all my test stuff that my family doctor sent him and actually examining me that he didn’t think I had Hemocromatosis. He said that I did have the mutated gene but that I didn’t have the high concentrations of iron in my organs that I would have to have. I had an elevated iron level in my blood but was a little anemic at the same time.
So let’s see, I had a wound and it is gone now. I had this blood disorder and now I guess I don’t after all. If this keeps up my diabetes will suddenly go away followed by my immune system returning to normal and letting my liver go on about its liver business. Then my high blood pressure will return to normal. At that point I’ll be back where I started last year.
Well I can dream can’t I? It is good news though. The Hemocromatosis is the most dangerous thing I thought I had. Now I can take vitamins and eat red meat again without worrying about raising my iron levels.
That 6 weird things about me tag has really started to make the rounds. It is even showing up on the Blogster site.
I’ve been working on a nice Dell laptop for the last week and have come to the conclusion that you should not spill beer into the keyboard. So far it needs a new keyboard and a new hard drive. I hope that’s all but it seems to be overheating every couple of hours too. I hope the person who owns it has the money for the parts.
Well, after being up in the daylight yesterday I’m getting tired so I think I’ll call it a night as I have to go to work tonight. Have a fun day!
posted by Nit Wit at 5:49 AM | Permalink | 5 comments
Monday, May 01, 2006
Sorry, I just got a little carried away.
I just got back from the wound clinic that has been treating my Para rectal Abscess and have been pronounced healed. Let’s see I first developed this delightful little problem on or about November 21st 2005 and I have been going to the clinic ever since I got out of the hospital. Now they say it’s healed and I don’t have to come back. I think that they just got tired of taking pictures of my nether regions.
Now I’ll have to find something else to do for the 30 minutes every Monday morning.
Tomorrow I have to go to Columbus and see a blood specialist about my Hemocromatosis and settle on a treatment schedule to reduce the iron levels in my body. At least it’s in the afternoon so I get some sleep and miss the rush hour traffic.
I better get to bed before all the illegal aliens start marching up and down in front of my house making lots of noise.
Nite all!
posted by Nit Wit at 8:03 AM | Permalink | 3 comments