Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Desperate Measures?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. But, looting is not the answer. I can understand stealing food or diapers not flat screen TVs. When the whole world has crashed around you, sometimes you feel helpless and frantic to help provide for your family. However, pictures we are all seeing are enough to make me sick. One of our local Houston TV reporters was in New Orleans as people openly took advantage of the horrible situation and grabbed whatever they wanted. Our reporter even talked to these people who willingly said they had a right to steal and would do it again. I cant even compare these people to animals. Animals have more respect. They only take to survive. The looters may think they have a right but in the longer run we are all hurt by these people.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Internet Poker Players Beware!

Ok, you internet poker players out there, listen up! Trash talking is not necessary. My husband has been playing internet poker for a couple of months now. He has great fun and enjoys chatting with the players. He has noticed that there are frequently players joining the table have the humor of a mad bee. Apparently, some men think it is fun to bully women players and make them so upset that they leave the table. This made my husband mad. He plays with a group who have fun and joke around while playing. He really gets mad when low class (apparently) men join the table and think it's fun to be rude and crass to the women players. This is not fun! There is no need to upset people like that. You think you will win more by intimidating and being mean spirited in your sick excuse for humor. You wont! The good guys will run You off!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Hurry up fall

Ok, I'm ready for fall. I am officially tired of summer. I enjoy my garden but my poor flowers are getting tired. The green is turning brown and dry. Every time I look the window the flowers seem to droop. The elephant ears hang low everday. It all seems to be pooped out, except for the butterflies and the hummingbirds. They dont seem to mind how hot it is, just so long as there is enough nectar. I am tired of the sticker shock every month when I get my electric bill. I hope the Texans enjoy Reliant stadium, You'd think the electric company could find more to do with their money. Everyday I look at the weather reports which never seem to see the temperature go down. Right now snow looks good, though we wont get any. Of course, when its cold, I'll probably complain too

Friday, August 26, 2005


People around here a sitting on their hands these days because the Brac group is debating the closure of Ellington Field and the retirement of its fighter planes. I worry because if they do this we will not have any protection for our gulf coast. We have a lot of oil refineries around here as well as a very busy port. When the FAA ordered all commercial planes out of the skys after 9/11 we could hear the fighter planes high over head patroling. We need the protection. Besides, as long as Bush 41 lives here he comes in there as well as Bush 43. An of course we have NASA here. Granted it wont help keep illegal aliens from crossing the border but an old fighter jet is better than no fighter jet

Thursday, August 25, 2005

South Carolina Part II

First the Chrisitian Exodus ( wants South Carolina to leave the union to become an independent Christian country. Now some idiot wants the University of South Carolina to drop the gamecocks as their mascot. Oh boy, they say since cockfighting is illegal USC should not have them as a mascot. Apparently since it brings up cruelty issues as well as association with other illegal activites such as drugs and illegal gambling. USC has been around since 1801. Suddenly, it should change their mascot? Maybe Clemson University should drop the Tiger as its mascot in light of the recent mauling of a teenage girl. Maybe Southern Cal should drop the Trojan as its mascot. Dont want to offend the ancient Romans, or the condom industry. I think I am going to be sick.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pat Robertson speaks

Mr Robertson has a point. It would be cheaper to off the Venezuelan President rather than start a war. The bigger question is do public figures have the right to use the celebrity as a soap box? Witness the Dixie Chicks. Personally I think we have the right to free speech, even if it embarressed the administration. But doing it on a showcase such as a concert or, in Mr Robertson's case his 700 Club program is questionable. Maybe he should have prefaced it saying that he was editorializing and that his opinions were his own.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I love fruit but...

I love fruit but why to the producers have to always put those tiny stickers on each piece. If I buy 6 plums, I have to pull 6 stickers off. Same goes for apples and various others. Why do they do this? If they are trying to annoy me they are succeeding very well. Just try to pull one off a plum with out pulled off the skin too. Why do they do this? Is it a tracking devise or brand sign? At least they dont do it to strawberries or blueberries, or do they...?

Friday, August 19, 2005

Can I get a Refund?

I want my money back! The wonderful boobs that we elected to run our wonderful state of Texas need to refund us. The Texas legislature has wasted over $3,000,000 in two special sessions to solve the school finance issues. They have solved nothing! Many of them did not even show up for sessions. Some even went on vacation. I saw one of our reps in the front row at home plate during an Astros game. That really helps get our kids educated. I dont know what the problem is, but I am upset at the waste. Taxes are high enough, we dont need to waste them on do-nothings. Can I get a refund?

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Is it possible to be too sensitive? Are we afraid to offend people? What has happened to freedom of speech and creative license? I saw that the Catholic League is mad about the movie being made from Dan Brown's book the Da Vinci Code. They and others want Ron Howard and Sony Pictures to soften and alter the storyline because they are unhappy about the way the Church is portrayed in the book, and now the movie. Remember the Catholic Cardinal lambasting the book? What are all these people afraid of? Ron Howard is a good director and a nice, well liked man in Hollywood. They forget that this is a work of fiction, although some details of the work have been researched and are true. People need to get a grip. I grew up in the 50's and 60's and have seen the world change a lot. But come on! It's FICTION, get over it!

Monday, August 08, 2005

I cant win

I cant win. I guess you could call me a "hands off" parent. My kids are all grown up. About the only time I hear from them may be on Mother's Day or Christmas when they make the obligatory phone call. I'm not the type who calls constantly wanting to know what is going on or what the grandkids are doing. I know that they have their own plans and activities. We dont even live close. I have never been a type of person ( or parent) who interupts. I know they have their own active lives and I applaud that. Sometimes I feel I cant win. I was chastised last year because I forgot to call my younger daugter on her anniversary, so this year I remembered. They live across the state and since it was a Sunday I did not want to disrupt their activities, so I sent her a text message hoping not to interfere with what they were doing. She t-mailed back "thank you, we are watching a movie" Well, so sorry I bothered you. I cant win!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Shuttle Scuttle?

Should we scuttle the shuttle? With all the news lately about the tile problems I wonder what they did during all the other flights? Over the 20some years, nothing was said that would increase worry about the flights. After the Columbia tragedy, suddenly everything on the shuttle is suspect. Did the government hide information? NASA says that foam breaks off and other dings have been going on the entire shuttle space program. So why have they not taken this more seriously from the begining? Makes me wonder if every time a shuttle is launched or returns, they are one tile away from another disaster