Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Respite

The Whiners

Vous est...

...un 'poop', Monsieur "Nose-picker"!

Junior High

Any guy who calls himself 'Dick' is an idiot!

In my e-mail

Silly. The times are somehow bogus.

The Botox Twins

What do they have in common?

They are both really OLD, aren't they, Barry?

Pretty much used-up, aren't they, Barry?

Dick'em Daley Quotes o' da Ding Dong Day

Mayor Richard Daley defends Desiree Rogers

Mayor Richard Daley today defended White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, who's leaving the job after being criticized for an incident where two uninvited guests crashed a state dinner in November.

It wasn't Rogers' job to keep President Barack Obama safe, Daley said.

"There's only one group responsible for the security of the White House and the president. There's only one person, that's the Secret Service," the mayor said.

"Let's stop blaming her for anybody walking in there, because no one can stop anyone with the exception of the Secret Service,"
he said.

While the Secret Service accepted much of the blame after a Virginia couple made their way into a Nov. 24 dinner for the prime minister of India, Rogers was criticized because her staff failed to keep a checklist of guests entering the White House.

Daley called Rogers, a Chicagoan who has worked as the Illinois Lottery director and People's Gas, "a great friend of mine." (Yeah, I bet!--RP)

The mayor's remarks came at as he joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and others to dedicate a new community health center in the South Austin neighborhood.

Responding to Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman's announcement this week that the system will face a deficit of up to $1 billion next year, Daley also called on the school system's employees to be prepared to make sacrifices like those forced on the private sector and workers in other areas of government.

Though Daley cited his own acceptance of 24 unpaid furlough days this year as an example of that sacrifice, he insisted he was not suggesting unionized Chicago teachers make similar concessions.

"I'm not talking about that. I'm just talking about in general. We have negotiations in regards to the teachers," he said. "But I'll tell you one thing. All over America this is happening, every community in America. This is not the exception."

An increase in the state income tax to cope with the yawning state budget deficit is only acceptable if it is coupled with a reduction in real estate taxes, the primary funding source for schools, the mayor said. "You can't one way increase the income tax and then not help real estate taxes," he said.

Daley also said it makes sense to end blanket free rides for seniors on the CTA, a proposal Gov. Pat Quinn said this week has little chance of making it out of the General Assembly.

"Seniors who are struggling, yes, need help. But those who are not struggling, they have to be part of the solution, and that's part of the cost," Daley said.


Erm...I am a speaker of English and several other languages.

I do not speak Daley.

Give this couple their honeymoon! NOW!

Chicago Police Officer Densey Cole, and his wife, Mary.

Our love story:

On May 27, 2009, my fiancé Densey, a Chicago Police Officer, was paralyzed in a head-on collision while responding to a burglary call. He was in a coma for four weeks, but we were married in the hospital when he awoke.

Almost a year later, Densey grows stronger daily, but our lives are forever changed. With mounting medical bills, we can't think about our dream wedding on a beach in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Densey has a machine that helps him stand for 30 minutes. To see him waiting for me, words cannot describe the feeling that would give me.

Vote for them here.

And do it NOW!

Cute No More!

TV's Dr. Drew treats Gary Coleman after he suffers a seizure on 'The Insider' set

Publicity just aint't what it used to be, is it?

Quote for Every Day

William A. Clark

"The most essential elements of success in life are a purpose, increasing industry, temperate habits, scrupulous regard for one's word ... courteous manners, a generous regard for the rights of others, and, above all, integrity which admits of no qualification or variation."

And...don't be pickin' your nose in public!

He digs in, intercepts, then watches it drop.
This crass idiot would not be welcome in my home!

Listen, and listen well, Mr. President

A photograph of Marian Anderson taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1940

Marian Anderson

(February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)

"You lose a lot of time
hating people."

Happy 78th, Liz!

And thank you for the memories!

SeaWorld: The Show Must Go On

No Punishment for Tilikum as Marine Park To Resume Killer Whale Shows Saturday, but Without Trainers in the Water

(CBS/ AP) SeaWorld won't punish the killer whale responsible for the death of a veteran trainer and it plans to resume its Shamu Believe show with killer whales this weekend, the company's president said Friday.

Trainers won't be allowed to enter the water with the whales pending a review of the park's safety practices.

Dawn Brancheau, 40, was killed Wednesday at the close of the lunchtime show by the killer whale Tilikum in front of a horrified audience.


She should not have done what she did--lie down in front of a male orca.

He is not a pet, and I feel Sea World will eventually 'go under', because of their greed for profit from these wondrous animals.

And, of course, you cannot 'punish' an orca. They are whom they are, and we, as humans, should study them, but make NO PROFIT from them.

From comments...


Chicago Blue

☁ I Am Loving Loved Ones… Now… In the Windy City… ☂

♡ So Blue… ☔ Today… My 6th Funeral in this chapter… ✧

♥ My Chicago is Blue Today… And… “Our ✞ Al…” I Am

Holding Your four best girls and All Of Your BeLoved Ones,

In Love. ☯ God’s Grace, Sufficient and Eternal… ∞ IS NOW

Flowing Through Our Lives… ∞ weaving It’s tapestry… And

AvailAble… Now… as we are Able to Open to the Source Of

All That Is… I Am now Surrendering to My Own Grief and

Willing to Surrender to some Time to Let Go of the Sorrow…

And I Am Willing to Be a conduit of the Light and the Love

Seeking out the Blue Chicago… Where the Sun will Shine…

Again… And I Am Choosing to Expand My ☯Connection

To the Source… My Chicago will be – again – one day…

Sunny and Purple… underneath a Sky of Blue…

And Blue is Beautiful… Because the Sky

CHOSE a Perfect Color to BE…

In Love… Chicago Blue

Now… Be.



Who Said “Good Grief?”