Unless I’m here to talk about it. 

Mother and I spent a nice day on the Peoria gambling boat (she still doesn’t think it’s a boat).   Unfortunately (fortunately), we got kicked off for being drunk after winning $1,200.  Woo hoo, we came out ahead!  


97 is the new 77

May 27, 2007


97 year old mobster gets house arrest

True story.  Albert (Chinky)Facchiano was sentenced to six months house arrest after being found guilty of racketeering and witness tampering. 

The nonagenarian said he was sorry, promised to give up his life of crime and swore on his mother’s life that:

“I’ll never get mixed up any more”

I believe you Chinky.

The Stroke

May 26, 2007


Just a thought.  Do women stroke their chins when thinking or is that just a man thing?  (and what ever happened to Billy Squier?)


I’m a huge fan of one hit wonders.  One of my favorites (that came to mind to tonight) is Living in a Box by, you guessed it, Living in a Box. 



I ran across the blog Back Talk today in my daily search for newspaper articles/blog posts on debts and deficits (thanks Steve, aka The Skeptical Optimist). 

I’m impressed. His posts are well thought out, well written and researched. A moderate voice in an increasingly shrill world.

I’ve just begun reading so I’ll suggest these recent posts:

The US Economy in Perspective
Lack of Access to Health Care in America
How the Left Actually Thinks about Iraq

From the Iraq post:

It seemed to me that the cognitive dissonance between the usual self-image of someone on the left (in which goodness and decency often loom large) and the horrific sectarian carnage that would ensue upon our departure could only be resolved by adopting the firm belief that Iraq is fated to suffer that outcome no matter what we do. That way, one can favor immediate withdrawal without feeling any challenge whatsoever to one’s morally superior sense of self.

That’s good; really good.

Kitty, kitty part 2

May 25, 2007


Sorry, I just can’t help myself.

I learned something new today.  The Chinese language doesn’t have a word for sarcasm