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Retired teacher living in East Tennessee, adjusting to life in the land of round door knobs. Photographer for our local animal shelter and foster of many dogs and kitties. Don't ask me how many dogs I have, but my son got me one of those "I'm the crazy dog lady" sweatshirts.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Love me tender

Sing along or just sit back and enjoy. It's still a great song.

Words & music by Vera Matson
Sung by Elvis Presley

Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so.

Love me tender,
Love me long,
Take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
And we'll never part.

Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time.

Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled.
For my darling, I love you,
And I always will.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Great TV Moment: I love Jesus but I drink a little

This lady is so humorous, and I don't believe it is unconscious. She's a smart old dame, and I'm going to name my next pet after her. I don't know when or where, but the next one up will be named, Gladys, in her honor.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Two Dumbest Things I Read Today

#1  Joe The Plumber: "I Don't Know If The American Public Deserves Me"

Granted, Rod Blagojevich seems to have an ego as big as his hair. He may have ended up making a fool of himself and gotten himself chucked unceremoniously out of office, but at least he can say he got elected.

What has Joe the Plumber ever done that he thinks he should be giving advice to Congress or the American people? While he recently said, with false humility, "I don't know if the American public deserve me, but my son definitely deserves my time now," he continues to give us his time, whether we want it or not. Please, Joe, you are right, for once. We don't deserve you.

In a final example of his mediocre IQ, he added this comment: "I don't believe there's two sides to every story. It's black and white. There's right and wrong." Hmm, black and white (2), right and wrong (2)? What the heck? Unless this is a misquote, there appears to be a deficit in his ability to add. And he wants to give us advice on the stimulus plan? Wouldn't that involve adding numbers higher than 1 + 1, which he seems to be having trouble handling now?


#2   Dimon Says ‘Not Every Company’ Responsible for Wall Street Pay

Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JP Morgan Chase said today that Barack Obama and Congress are “unfair” for criticizing Wall Street pay and planning to cap  the  pay of top executives at businesses receiving taxpayer bailout money at $500,000 a year. The President of the United States earns $400,000 a year.

“It’s unfair to talk about us as one,” said Dimon, who was paid $1 million last year. “Not every company was responsible.”

Here's a newsflash for Mr. Dimon and all the other executives and board members who lost billions of their stockholders' dollars: that taxpayer bailout fund is NOT your money! It's not a gift so you and your families can continue to live pampered lifestyles while the rest of the country suffers and more families become homeless. Do you really think you should not feel any pain as a result of your bad business practices? Do you really feel so ENTITLED? So, you might have to give up your second vacation home or buy your 16-year-old a Toyota Prius instead of a Mercedes roadster.

UNFAIR? Mr. Dimon, you are welcome to set your salary at anything your stockholders will allow AFTER you REPAY EVERY CENT PLUS INTEREST that I and my fellow taxpayers have thrown your way. Hopefully, by then there will be new rules in place to keep you from raping and pillaging the accounts of your depositors to satisfy your personal fiscal lust. Look up the word fiduciary, sir. Your company may not have lost as much as Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, but 29.5 BILLION DOLLARS is not chump change.

You are right, Mr. Dimon. Not every company is responsible for this situation, but yours is one that is, so take responsibility. Stop whining. Do your job.  As long as you keep fretting about your salary, the rest of us will be fretting that you seem more concerned with padding your own bank account than you are about losing other peoples' retirement funds. And if you can't take the heat, to quote Harry Truman, get out of the kitchen. I bet there's an unemployed executive somewhere who'd gladly to take over your job for the $500,000.