Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have decided that I'm going to give Governor Sarah Palin two nicknames--possibly more, if my readers have any suggestions. Unless of course they have better things to do with their time.

Regardless, both nicknames have been inspired by the following stories I read today, first with the Chronicle and then with Yahoo's editorials:

This is un-frickin'-conscionable. I don't know about the rest of you, but this financial revelation shocked me so much that I almost gagged on my toast.

And, as I do not work for any party, I will speak my mind on this matter.

Readers, I wish I could be as lucky as Governor Palin. If I had $150,000, half of it would be in a money-market account, and the other would go towards paying my half of the rent for the next year or so. And I could probably work fewer hours and devote that time to writing books, publishing them on some pay-per-print website, and then researching how to start charitable organizations to help mange-afflicted dogs in South America. If I had that kind of money, I could probably think of several more ways to use it to make the world a better place.

That lipstick-wearing pitbull--I'm sorry, that woman gets a $150,000 hand-out from the supporters of the RNC (who ostensibly donated it to the CAMPAIGN) and spends it on expensive heels, boots, "skirt suits" (because heaven forefend any woman in politics should ever wear pants...) and hideous leather jackets that went out of style 20 years ago? Is this what the conservtive party stands for? Creating new Imelda Marcoses with delusions of grandeur? Or claiming ownership of the clothes when the expense is considerably more than they expected? Cripes!

In light of this revelation, I have decided that I will refer to her as Sarah Imelda Marcos Palin.

Or SIMP, for short.

If she not only has no idea what kind of position it is that she will be getting, and if she can't even keep united with the guy at the top of the ticket...

...goodness knows she probably had to simper enough to even get where she is right now.

Or, as one of my acquaintences succinctly put it, "A hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars buys a lot of wink-wink, nudge-nudge."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Big Basket of Puppies

Well, not really, but it's a very interesting article on puppy-play behavior.

A bit short, but interesting. And worth studying in further detail, had I the means and subjects. And animal psychology degree. That would help.