Thursday, December 24, 2009

Roland Burris' version of Twas the Night Before Christmas

You'll hear the line, "no matter what was in it."

That's the problem with this whole health care debacle. No one has read this bill, they don't really know what's in it. The Republicans know it's a disaster, however, and the Democrats have tons of pork. Business as usual in politics in Washington.

Meantime, Obama and his family are off enjoying themselves for a vacation. If Bush'd gone on vacation during these tough economic times..what outrage! But Obama gets a free pass. Also standard operating procedure.

As for the health care bill - give health care to everyone on welfare, to be paid for by people who work their butts off... milk the wealthy dry.... as long as there are no wealthy people, the poor won't complain any more... as long as everyone's miserable, they'll be happy... never mind that if they'd just stopped having babies they couldn't afford, and gotten educations and then decent jobs, they could have afforded health care under the system as it used to be...

Wake up, everybody. The poor will love this everyone else will join them in poverty.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Law and Order certainly knows how to fan the flames...

Just saw the last half of an episode called "Rapture." A wealthy Wall Street type, who had promised to give money so a guy could take his welfare boys to a house in the country where they could skate, play ball, ya da ya da, reneges. But his company gets a bailout, and they proceed to go to Arizona to party on the tax payer's money.

So, the guy kidnaps the man's girlfriend, she manages to escape, runs into the street and is killed.

The guy goes on trial, and the lawyer puts all the blam on the Wall Street type for not fulfilling his promise. "The woman would be alive today if the wall street guy hadn't been a cold - hearted bastard."

And the writer has the jury aquit the guy! And when McCoy, and his DA and assistant are discussing the case, McCoy acts like he agrees with the verdict. And the DA has his little speech.. "The pain that the Wall Street people caused you, the destructoin, etc."

So the Wall Street debacle - fueled by the failure of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, who were ordered by Carter, Clinton and other dems to give loans to people who couldn't afford them - is to be blamed on the "shadiness" of Wall Street.

And killing them is justified.

I'm reminded of the story of the minister in the UK who told his congregation it was perfectly okay to go out and shoplift from the big stores, because they were rich and therefore evil.

At the end of the episode, McCoy - or it may be the woman asistant, said "This is what is to come. More and more people are getting angry..." and of course they're going to take it out on those who are more "fortunate" (never more industrious) than them.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What's a prenuptial contract and why do people sign one

if it can be renogotiated at the drop of a pair of pants...admittedly, hundreds and hundreds of times over the last 7 years.

In the case of Tiger Woods vs his wife Elin Nordegren, I have no sympathy for Tiger. He brought this on himself. But when the woman married him, she signed a prenuptial contract. So now that she's going to divorce him... there is no debate. She gets exactly what that prenuptial contact states. And hopefully it's a good one.

But if it isn't...that's just too damn bad. It was a contract, she signed it, she wants a divorce now, there is no "renegotiating!" is the article that says that she's going to get a divorce "after" she reneogiates the prenup.

I have sympathy with her now. If she really is trying to "renegotiate" that prenup, I will no longer have any sympathy for her. And that goes for anybody who signs a contract - premarital, sports or otherwise, and then gets some shyster lawyer to help him or her renege on it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tiger Wood's humiliation is not yet complete

I've never been a fan of Tiger Woods... in the first place because I've never been a fan of golf, in the second place because, when my attention has been drawn to the game of golf in my capacity as a freelance writer, it's been to see Tiger's feet of clay on the golf course - the tantrums and the swearing, which I don't like in children, let alone grown men.

But, as the Tiger Woods saga goes on, I admit I have taken to reading the articles and the comment sections attached to those articles. Not so much because I want to read all the salacious details of Woods' various affairs and rent girls, but because I find it fascinating (and depressing) to read about his incredible stupidity, and it's interesting to see how many people writing their comments are a) writing directly to Woods as if they actually think Woods is going to read their little scribbles, and b) religious types urging him to turn to God.

And that is when Tiger Woods' humiliation will be complete. When he finally does make his public appearance - on Oprah or Jerry Springer or whatever - and says he's turned to God and prayed and prayed and found redemption, and now he asks his fans to forgive him too.

God's got nothing to do with it!

Atheists have morals just as religious types do... indeed their morals are more pure, because they come out of an instinctive knowledge of what's right and wrong, and do not come from a book that promises eternal hellfire if they break the rules.

Adultery is a common human condition...humans may be at the top of the animal chain but they are animals neverthless, and most animals are not monogomous. Supposedly wolves are, and swans I think...

So although I'm disgusted with Tiger Woods that he'd cheat on his wife, it's not so much that he's cheated, as that he's done it so stupidly.

Indeed,that's what I can't understand about any man who cheats on his wife, and does it stupidly. A married man has no business fathering a chlid on another woman - wear a damn condom, you moron! Not only so that you don't get your paramour pregnant, but so that you don't catch any disease this woman might have and in turn present it to your wife!

And TIger Woods apparently never wore condoms when he was having sex - so he was dependent on the women in the case to take it upon themselves not to get pregnant. We've yet to hear of any women coming forward claiming to have a child he fathered or demanding a paternity test...which surprises me a lot, I don't mind telling you.

Then there's the fact that he apparently called up his women and actually left sexually-related voicemails! Which those women could in turn record off the phones and use in blackmail plots! How stupid is that? obviously if you call a mistress, you talk innocuosly or cryptically, so no one else who hears that message will be able to know for sure that you're talking to a mistress/prostitute.

Then there's the fact that Woods apparently used a madame and prostitutes provided b y her.. I presume this was in Nevada where it's I don't know about guys - obviously they use prostitutes all the time otherwise prostitution would not be known as the oldest profession -- but I've often thought... doesn't this affect the guy's ego? An actor, a politician, an athlete...and he has to pay for sex?

Well, what else is there? Of course, there's the fact that all of Tiger Woods' many women are blond haired and white. Certain pundits are saying that this means Woods has not gotten past the "post-racial" America (or "post-racist" as one man called it, and which seems to me to be a better term). Instead he's "bought in" to this "false view" of what constitutes beauty - which is blonde haired blue eyed women. So he's a disgrace to his race, not because he's cheating, but because he's cheating with the wrong color woman.

I have yet to read that he was in to bondage...which would really put him up the spout as far as most of his still-remaining fans are concerned. (And I must admit that I really liked Gil Grissom on CSI, until the character of the dominatrix was introduced and they made it seem like Grissom had availed himself of her services - that ruined his character for me, how can you respect a man (or a woman) who likes to be dominated in the way that dominatrixes do it?)

And I haven't heard that he beat on any of his mistresses or his wife, which again would really be beyond the pale, and much worse than cheating. (And considering his temper on the course, it's rather surprising, in view of these relevations, that he wasn't violent in the home. Although perhaps his wife kept a golf club handy to guard against that very proclivity.)

And perhaps what might have been worst of all... at least all these women he was bedding were women, and not men. Because if it had turned out that Tiger Woods was gay, the firestorm that's been going on would have been three times more explosive.

In the end, it turns out that Tiger Woods was "just a man after all", too stupid to exercise a little restraint in order to keep his image intact. Iit's not "pride goeth before a fall," but rather "stupidity goeth before a fall," and Tiger sure was stupid.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Did Tiger Woods Want to Get Caught?

I didn't bother to read any of the Tiger Woods coverage for the longest time...I dont' really care about Tiger Woods or what he does, what had me disgusted was how all his mistresses were suddenly coming out of the woodwork...eager to cash in on this opportunity to get 7-figure payouts for their sleazy stories.

Of course it turns out their speed was probably a good thing. As more and more of 'em come out into the open, the size of their payouts will probably diminish... of course they will probably get together and file a class action lawsuit against Tiger for not paying them all equally, or something...

Today, I was listening to the Rush Limbaugh show and he pointed out that a new "madame" had come forward and said that Tiger liked threesomes, and had paid one woman $15,000 for her services over a period of time.

And I"m just thinking to myself... was he trying to get caught?

Because he's an intelligent guy... or at least he sounds intelligent... why get married if you have no intention of not being a faithful husband? He was rich enough to be able to afford a cook and a maid and a laundress, so he didn't need a "free" one - which is what a wife is, eh? So he could have had three women in his very own house to service him... kind of like James Coburn's Derek Flint's harem in In Like Flint in the 1960s.

But why have so many mistresses and prostitutes? The more people of that nature you have, the more chances someone is going to spill the beans!

Of course what boggles my mind, among other things, is that Tiger actually paid for sex. I've never understood why men pay for sex. Doesn't that destroy their egos, to know that they can't get sex from a woman unless they pay for it? But for Tiger, actors, and athletes, with women throwing themselves at them all the time?

Of course the accepted logic is that men like Tiger pay for sex because they don't want a casual one-night stand woman to delude herself into thinkig she meant more to Tiger than that, and try to blackmail him to leave his wife and be faithful to her. Whereas girls you pay, know you're paying them for sex and that's it.

Another thing Limbaugh said was that Tiger had sex without protection - ie without a condom. If so, that's downright criminal and he should go to jail just for that. In the first place of course, it's stupid. Has Tiger never heard of Jason Caffey, or Shawn Kemp each of whom has over 9 illigemate children by different mothers? And never mind the illegitimate child issue. How many of these women would have had sexually transmitted diseases that he, in turn, could have passed on to the little woman at home? Or even AIDs?

(As an aside, Sports Illustrated did a story about athletes and their predeliction to procreate like rabbits.

Nearly one-third of all children in this country are born to unwed mothers. But this week, Sports Illustrated reports that among professional athletes out-of-wedlock births are epidemic. And of athletes in the major sports leagues, those in the NBA appear to have the greatest number of cases. According to SI, one of the NBA's top agents says he spends more time dealing with paternity claims than he does negotiating contracts. The agent tells the magazine that there might be more kids out of wedlock than there are players in the NBA. According to Sports Illustrated, Larry Johnson of the Knicks is supporting five children by four women, including two he has with his wife, and Shawn Kemp of the Cavaliers, who is not married, has fathered seven children. Other NBA players who have been the subject of paternity-related lawsuits include Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard, Scottie Pippen, Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Hakeem Olajuwon and Gary Payton, as well as Larry Bird, who is now the coach of the Pacers, and current NBC game analyst Isiah Thomas.

In other sports, baseball's Gary Sheffield and Juan Gonzalez, along with former greats Jim Palmer, Steve Garvey and Pete Rose, have been hit with paternity suits. The NFL names include Andre Rison and Alonzo Spellman; hockey, Mark Messier; boxing, Oscar de la Hoya; and tennis, Roscoe Tanner.

Read the oomplete article here:

Of course the article doesn't explain the real reason why athletes have more illegitmate kids than anyone else - they're too stupid to wear condoms. And the woman in question "saw them coming" as the saying goes. Because even once a mulit-millionaire athlete's career is over and he's making nothing, apparently the support payments have to continue as if he still did have that income...which seems pretty stupid.

And finally,there's the issue of Tiger's wife.

According to Limbaugh, Tiger's wife is still with him, and they're going to go together on a cruise.

If that's the case, the woman is a fool - and a gold digger - and deserves scathing comments heaped on her head.

The guy cheated on you - not with one mistress, not with two... but with dozens. And not only mistresses but for prostitues hired for the occasion - sometimes two at a time!

He's not worth being married to. Take your pre-nup and get out now, with the kids.