Whose fault is the failure of the bill to bailout Wall Street?
I say it is the spineless men and women of Congress. They thought this was a great idea and then their constituents started calling. They immediately changed their jellyfish minds with the direction of the wind.
I personally do not know if 700 billion dollars will help fix America’s financial woes. I do know, I voted for a couple of people in congress who are paid to know. If they think the bailout is the right thing to do than do it. If they think it is wrong - then vote against it.
Whatever you do I don’t want to hear who is to blame. I just want to hear if you voted for it or against it with the thought on what is best for our nation.
If you voted against it because it was going to anger some voters. If you voted against it because the Speaker insulted you. If you voted against it because they didn’t include your favorite pork barrel. Then you should be politically tarred and feathered and pointed out as a sunshine patriot.
Thomas Paine wrote in 1776 of our Revolution from England, “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
Those words are just as true today. The men and women of Congress who stand up against party politics and their own constituents may face a temporary wrath. They may be forced out of work in their next election. They may be alone late at night and wondering if their vilification was worth the effort.
They may also live to see America’s economic house in order again.
If their vote, nay or yea, is cast and recorded with a true heart than they will be remembered.
Years from now, long after this congress is gone from this Earth, they like Paine, will be people who are spoke of in reverent terms.
It will be said, America was staggering. The economic giant of the twentieth century was on the ropes. Then a wonderful thing happened. A few brave members, of the congress of 2008, looked political peril in the eye and said, “not today will the money changers of Wall Street bring down the United States”.
It can be that way in America.
Just ask Sam Houston or Daniel Webster or the other Profiles in Courage that adorn America’s historical landscape.
This Congress must ask itself two things;
Is temporary political comfort worth historical immortality?
Are you a sunshine patriot?
If the answers are no, then vote your heart, mind and soul and let that be the compass that steers America’s financial future.
If the answers are yes, then you and you alone deserve the blame.
Dancing with the Stars didn’t disappoint men last night. There was more skin showing on Dancers than your favorite airport strip club.
Everyone from sweet little Julianne Hough to leather clad Misty May had their charms out. Brooke Burke had a couple of charms hanging in the wind and I am sure most men except Clay Aiken and Lance Bass approved highly. Toni Braxton looked like she forgot to wear pants. Please no one remind her next week.
I can’t tell you who was the best dancer but I do want to say a special thank you to Chloris Leachman for toning her nasty granny act enough I could keep my dinner down.
Tonight someone will get booted and my guess is Rocco the Chef. Chloris deserves it more but I, in my cynical way, think the producers will keep her around for laughs.
What can be said about Monday morning that hasn’t already been said?
I can’t think of anything and I think that is why Mondays suck. It’s a jolt to the brain after a relaxing weekend of football, NASCAR and chores around the house.
Okay, Okay, so I skipped the chores but I more than made up for it by watching both college and NFL football. It was a sacrifice but someone has to keep the Nielsens up.
If I don’t sit down for 12 hours Every weekend there is a chance the networks may cancel football. I have got to save the sport for all you DVRing, honey do boys that don’t have a set large enough to say to the wife – It’s Sunday and I am watching football. Of course it does help that the networks concede the fact by broadcasting nothing but crap other than the NASCAR race and the NFL. It also doesn’t hurt if your wife works Sundays like mine.
But if she was home I would still watch football and NASCAR……..at least on one of our six TVS!!!!
As a few of you know I needed a new refrigerator. Apparently when a person (wife) buys a refrigerator they must also buy a matching stove. I can live with that.
The reason I can live with that is because – for a few extra bucks, per month, on the account payment you can also buy a 65 inch TV.
Did I need a big TV? YES!!!!
Okay maybe my 35 inch was fine but I wanted to help the government. I wanted to help spur the economy. I am a patriot!
By the way if you are keeping track;
The facts are normally I would buy my appliances at Best Buy. Again, if you read me often you know the story why I don’t do that any longer.
The other facts are – since I have decided not to buy at Best Buy – I have bought; 200 dollar calculator, bluetooth for John’s phone,micro SD cards for everyone in the family, portable hard drive for TJ’s birthday, cell phone battery for Chris, new stainless refrigerator, new stainless range, new 65 inch television, reams of paper, printer inks and web design program.
See how patriotic I have been while also smiling about Best Buy every time? Being vindictive may not be nice but as long as it is kept passive it sure is fun.
The viewers already (yea right), with help from the judges, have already shown their stupidity by kicking off Edyta. She is the one I have heard people (women of course and maybe Clay Aiken) say she wears too little clothing. Let me straighten you idiots out. There is NO such thing as too little clothing when you discuss a woman built like her. Just like there is no such thing as too much clothing when discussing Leachman.
Chloris Leachman makes me sick. Leaving her on Dancing with the Stars is like leaving a weed in a bouquet of roses. I turn on Dancing with the Stars for one reason – to ogle beautiful women in scantily clad outfits. I don’t need some 142 year old woman messing that up.
Do me and America a favor judges and give the old bat the boot. I know you spout crap about you are only half the vote or some nonsense. I suppose you also want us to believe a fat guy dressed in red delivers toys. I can assure you that I pay for the toys, I put them together, and ABC can eradicate the show of any dusty old fossil they choose.
Please for the love of country choose Chloris to find the door and let me get back to perusing Brooke Burke, Toni Braxton and Misty May Treanor the way God intended.
With very little clothing!
Brooke Burke dances as well as she looks. Her gracefulness is only surpassed by her exotic good looks. This has lead her to be the early favorite, of not only most men, but the Dancing with the Star judges as well.
Her partner, Derek Hough – brother of new Nashville star Julianne Hough – is living every young man’s dream as he leads Brooke across the dance floor, but last night he had a perplexing problem.
Apparently, during the Fox Trot, dancer’s chests are not to touch. This is a problem when you are trying to hold Brooke Burke, unless you have arms of an orangutan. Derek tried hard which is more than most men would of done.
I think most of us would of sacrificed the judges points and hoped the home viewers understood. I know I wouldn’t thought ill of the young man if he would of bitten the forbidden fruits and enjoyed a little melon while dancing with the former hostess of E’s Wild On.
Of course when you are young like Hough, you don’t realize, your whole life will not be spent in the arms of Brooke Burke or last year’s partner, Shannon Elizabeth.
Someday, like the rest of us, he will wake up in some roach invested Salt Lake City dance studio teaching the likes of Chloris Leachman and trying not to lose his lunch on every spin.
It is then, he will look back at last night and know he missed two big opportunities to be happy.
It may have only been for a moment but the memory would of lasted for years.
It is being widely reported that American Idol runner up, Clay Aiken, has outed himself in the new People Magazine - to be sold starting today.
This news flabbergasts me with surprise and amazement! Who would of thought? I can not believe this turn of events. I have not been so blind sided with an announcement of sexual preference since Rosie kicked the closet door down.
To think, a grown man who wears his hair like Peter Pan has a fondness for his own gender is startling.
Dancing with the Stars didn’t disappoint last night. Brooke Burke, Misty May and Toni Braxton were hot. They danced well too!
It was the next best thing to a televised Strip Club.
Unfortunately Edyta was matched with Jeffrey Ross and I will be surprised if they survive tonight’s elimination. If they are gone it will be because the judges gave Chloris Leachman sympathy points when they scored her. She looked like she was lost most of the dance. I was hoping she would meander off stage, never to be seen again, but I had no such luck. I would guess her upper arms are still waving.
Our early choice has to be mother of four – Brooke Burke. Any woman who can give birth to her fourth child six months ago and look like that is going to be a ClubHusband favorite.
Dancing with the Stars new season starts tonight. Normally this wouldn’t be big news for husbands but this year is different. Just take a look at the celebrities who will compete.
Toni Braxton…the R&B hottie who looks like caramel and probably tastes as sweet.
Brooke Burke…she was on E’s Wild On and hosted “Rock Star”. Waiting for her to dance Latin is liking waiting for Christmas morning.
Kim Kardashian…she is known for her J-Lo like asset.
Misty May Treanor..the Olympic Volleyball Champ…her bent over in a bikini was the highlight of Beijing.
Those are only the stars. The best body on the show is still going to be lithe and flexible Edyta Silwinksa.
Of course, don’t forget our favorite - is dancer turned Nashville star the blonde and cute Julianne Hough
If this isn’t a show for men neither was Baywatch. Finally a network was smart enough to give us guys a reason to watch reality TV. If you don’t agree explain the commercial that at first glance looks like an ad for a Gentleman’s Club. ABC knows with Dancing with the Stars they have a huge hit with women liking the dancing (because we all know they would never watch it for the men dancers) and men liking anything Brooke Burke and Toni Braxton do while wearing high cut skirts and low cut shirts.
I know where i will be tonight….where will you be?