"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

It's been a stressful end to a good year. Farewell 2009 and welcome 2010. May this be the year to kick the asses out of Congress, restore some balance to our government and gain back our national security.

The good, bad and ugly:

I have been tending to a sick little fur baby. Leo is doing better now that we finally figured out what was causing his urinary problems and bleeding. He's home resting and enjoying feeling better. He is on a new diet specially made to break down the gritty gunk that his body makes from regular (albeit high grade food) in his bladder. Eight weeks on that food going into another few weeks of another formula and then we will switch to an organic uretic food for all the fur babies so that he can eat the best grade food possible.

The Vet bill came to over $700 and I looked in my jewelry box and found gold items I never remembered I had and sold them. It will cover only a portion of that bill but I'm so glad I had that option available. The Vet tech is going to talk to the doctor about reducing the bill further for me and I have a payment plan for the balance so far.

A lawyer found me on twitter, tweeting my stress away about a very excessive ticket that Nassau County imposed upon me for a minor mistake I was correcting when pulled over. He turned out to be my savings grace. After learning about my financial woes and showing him my yearly earnings he completely -- I mean 100% waived his fee and he had already gone to court for me and went back and pleaded my case further. He got all the points reduced to zero and a fine that would have been over $400 he was able to reduce to $370. Still not great but I know he worked his ass off for me. If you need him is name on twitter is @apearl and I highly recommend him.

My father was laid off a few months ago and is almost 65 but I learned the other day that he was hired for the same position he was laid off for at another credit union. I'm so happy for him. And my mother is less stressed now because of this.

I had many phone issues with Verizon and trying to work them out took a lot of time, created a lot of stress and aggravation but I believe just about everything is fixed. I had to get a new cell phone which I wasn't thrilled about and I think it has bugs causing some functions to turn on without me pressing buttons. So I will have to take care of that after the New Year begins. But for now, I have decided to take a break from that stress. It's been non-stop working around the clock 6-7 days a week and running back and forth with little sleep for the past 3 weeks.

Currently as I write this letter to all of you it's snowing outside and the roads are icy but the heat is on inside and we are all relaxing.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Something's Rotten In The State Of New York!

Early Christmas morning after a very long day and night of working I found myself waiting for the F train in midtown to go home. If you're not from New York City let me "catch you up" on what that means for subway riders. WAITING a LONG time for your train to come. Holidays and Sundays the trains run less often.

It was about 1am. I was exhausted.  I wasn't sure if I'd see another soul waiting for the train because of the holiday. But I did. And in the subway you will find that if someone is in a rush they will go up to those who appear to have been waiting and ask, "how long have you been waiting for the train?" AND you always hope the answer you will hear is a long time, because that means the train is most likely coming soon.

Well to my "luck" the three people waiting for a train along with me just saw the F train to Queens come by only a few minutes before my arrival. Lucky lucky tired me. And even luckier one of the three, a man with a very obvious accent decided to chat me up. Ah but I get even luckier.

I knew the answer before I asked but where were these three people from? Egypt. Here's what I learned from the horse's mouth. They were exchange students in a school in Wisconsin. Each on a scholarship that was listed in a magazine in their country. All three were here to study in Wisconsin for free for one year. And while none of them appeared to be of college age it didn't matter to get the scholarship.

I of course challenged  mentioned to this terrorist  gentleman that he seemed much older than the average college student. And he told me that he was 28 and his friends were 26. Each were on scholarship for a year studying different things. He was studying journalism. Which I personally found to be bizarre, that a male would come to the USA for one year to study journalism and it would be applicable in anyway back in Egypt, where the media is monitored and run completely by the state and always has been. (Unlike here where the media has become an arm of Obama but did not start out that way.)

These three "students" had only just arrived to NYC that very night. They were studying the subway map to Brooklyn. And they were getting on the F train to Brooklyn.

Shall we take a little step back now and add this crapola story up that I was told.

3 male "students" on scholarship for 1 yr to college in Midwest
studying journalism
never been to NYC before and just arrived that day (Xmas Eve)
travelling to Brooklyn
ages 26-28

As I continued the conversation I learn further that the stated objectives of the exchange are to teach us "our opinions of your culture so that you have a better understanding of us."

We don't give a rats ass what you fucking asshhole muslims terrorists think of our culture you brainwashed bombed strapped to your bodies and blow up innocents scum of the earth fucktards think of us.  Hmmmm

So I'd like to know just who they were visiting in Brooklyn. I find it very odd that 3 people who've never been to NYC before  and are from the ME on scholarship for one year know anyone in Brooklyn. Well accept that Brooklyn has a large Muslim community and is known for a lot of extremists. Hell, even in my area which was always well-known for being a Jewish community, and for which I moved to this area, I now am subjected to   have women who wear the full hajib with only the freakin' slits of their eyes showing.

Why weren't these "tourists" staying at a hotel in Manhattan?

This 28 year-old Egyptian asked me with a smile on his face if I'd ever been outside of the United States.

I replied that yes I have.

I was asked if I had been to the ME. And I said NO!

And then both our trains arrived. I couldn't wait to get out of there. I was tired and I was suspicious of these 3 Egyptians.

Let's just suppose that none of them are extremists. They are still here for free. Some program has invited them to come here from a place in the world that teaches the worst racist hate against anyone who isn't muslim. They are here as guests while they preach hate but have come here to tell us their opinions of us.

ROTTEN to the core!


Wednesday night, while waiting for the bus to the train to go to work I had the lovely experience of being called a dirty Jew.

More shockingly, at least to me, it was said by a black man.

Here's how it started. A group of kids walked over to the bus stop. Black man says loudly, "OH! There's those damn Jewish kids."

I turn around to see who said it and I learn it's the black man. He immediately challenges me, "You have a problem with me?!?!?"

I say, "You have a problem with Jews?"

And we're off! He's yelling his racist hate, while claiming not to be racist. I point out to him my shock that a black man who has probably been on the receiving end of racism many times in his life would turn around and be the same way to another group of people. (no less KIDS) This further infuriates this man. I then point out that some day he will have kids and I asked him, "How would you like it if someone treated your kids the way you just did to the Jewish kids?!"

And then I just started to parrot him. I wanted ever person walking by to hear his words loud and clear:
Damn Dirty Jews
You Dirty Jew
Fuck You Jew
Suck My Dick Jew

The last one was my favorite because he let me say the following:
I don't have time to search for something so small!

And this is what our society has come to. So much for all the hope and change promised. All I've seen is are more DOPES and racists!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MTV's Rock The Vote Promises To Never F*CK You

I ask MTV to take this PSA a little further and get them to pledge to just NEVER F*CK anyone again.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm Feeling The Blahs

I had a very stressful week both personally and professionally. I'm glad it's over and a new week has begun. I'm told that Mercury is in Retrograde which explains a lot. I was witness to extreme trauma and medical abuse IMHO and it's been weighing heavy on my mind. Mix that in with some other personal "set-backs" and technical issues with my cell phone and home phone, hours of arguing with Verizon on both issues just to get the situations resolved, and not to my satisfaction mind you, and I am spent emotionally and physically.

The previous Sunday I went on a date with a twitter follower. I had sarcastically  sweetly asked the single Jewish  men in NYC to come out from their hiding places  to contact me if they were interested in showing me a good time taking me out on a date.  I made sure they knew that it would be easy to impress me since any show of money can impress a girl with no money.      

My date took us to see The Klezmer Nutcracker  a very cute children's theater version of the Jewish nutcracker. 

The date was a perfect gentleman. He was kind and generous and took us out for lunch afterwards to a very yummy falafal joint on the UWS. The food was delicious and the company was respectful. Just what this Jewish Nutcracker ordered!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ladino Chanukah

Stealing this from Slave To My Bulldog
Early Happy Festivus comment bonus for all of you: I can't help thinking that even the geeks feel entitled to the skinny bitches. Why why why is it always like that?

slave to my bulldog

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fur Babies

Monday, December 14, 2009

Just Call Him Hip Hop Hatch

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

How About a MAM SLAM to go with "A Shmear"?

Yeah honey that's the gift I want from you for Chanukah?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Peace Sign Is the Anti-Christian Sign

I don't believe that those who carry the peace sign and sing about it use it in this way or even knew about this but the sad fact is that it shows just how frickin' ignorant a society we are that we do not even know the origins of so much of what we say and do.

I realized this about US many years ago when I was very good friends with a Mexican exchange student. She would constantly ask me about the history of words or the symbolism behind things we did or our forefathers did or said and I couldn't answer her and didn't even know whey she was asking me. She would then go on to tell me about why a word or phrase was used in her country and really go into depth on the history of the phrase or thing.

Thank you Steven Crowder!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nefesh B'Nefesh Hanukkah Flash Mob

Hat Tip: crazycatkid

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sex, Lies, & Tigers

COLE this is a go to your room day!

Well, it's kind of weird to sit here and be able to write in peace and quiet. My electricity is working properly, there are no workers making a mess of my floors, breaking walls and walking in and out. 

And so I awoke to my normal routine of feeding the fur babies and making coffee and reading emails and tweets from last night after I went to sleep. I found in my inbox  Phyllis Chesler's new post about Tiger Woods.

Now for me Tiger represents the symbol of what I encounter most of the time in my dating life. The only difference is that the men I meet aren't celebrities. Some make a decent living, while others get by financially. But none of them are rolling in the cashola like Tiger. And none of them have the intellectual understanding that it is a component of screwing around and getting the girls to go along with you on that without complaint. They just see it, wish for it themselves and have this need to avoid intimacy.

I've struggled here to articulate this very experience I find myself meeting so often. But Phyllis finally gave me the words to most of my dating experiences. Thank you Phyllis.

“We are talking about a locker-room like release of tension and a male need to sexually dominate women while avoiding any real intimacy.” and “Alas, there is nothing unusual about what Tiger has done.”

Last night on Twitter I asked my married male followers to tell me what it was about their now wives that made them want to date her and then of course marry her. I received two responses. I suppose I mostly have single male followers along with my female followers. I digress...

To summarize their answers, what I heard was that both couples met while they were young and dated for many years. Both men felt that the women accepted them despite their perceived faults and neither could see themselves without that woman. One was given the ultimatum to marry or she would leave him. 

When I tweeted back after receiving a tweet that said he never cheated on his wife, not so much as a kiss, that I know there are good men out there, I received this response, "Oh, I don't know how good I am. lol I just never could imagine doin' something like that to someone I love so much."

Here is the comment I left on Phyllis's Post today:

I’m dumbfounded by your last sentence. Was that meant to be cheeky? Snarky?

However regarding your statements: “We are talking about a locker-room like release of tension and a male need to sexually dominate women while avoiding any real intimacy.” and “Alas, there is nothing unusual about what Tiger has done.”- as a single middle aged woman I can say you hit the nail on the head, gave the perfect words to what I encounter in the dating world.

This is fairly common with men. The only problems with this behavior is when women do not understand this or are purposely manipulated mentally and emotionally to believe this is not what is being presented to them from the men. It takes the consenting out of the situation.

I personally abhor this about single men and can smell their line of crap within 3 minutes of a 1st date. If I decide to give in to the game, for me it is being done with full knowledge and empowerment. They have won no conquest. To Kate – I do it for myself and because of THAT it IS liberating, not to prove anything to anyone.

Yes, I realize I am unique in this.

Come On Now, You KNOW You Want

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bathroom Disaster

No this is NOT a post about smelly sh*t. This is a post about my life for the past two day.

Wed. I woke up to learn I had  no electricity in my bedroom. I went to my living room and found electricity working in there. Strange. I called the building Super to see if we had lost electricity at some point in our building or if it was just me. However he did not answer.  I called my building's management and told them I didn't have electricity in my bedroom and asked them whose responsibility it was to fix the situation, them or my landlord. They said them. DONE. They called the Super and got the process moving.

For the last two days I've had electricians and other various workers in my apt to break the wall in the bathroom, closet and ceiling to move wires.

Apparently the water from outside has been seeping in and has corroded the wires so much so that it made everything stop working. Whomever designed the electric in this particular apt. linked the bedroom lighting to the hallway and bathroom in my apt. LUCKY ME!

I had to call out from work and lost pay to be here to make sure all the work was finished. Here are the exciting photos.

New position for bathroom light. On the ceiling instead of above mirror where water damage is coming from exterior wall.

What my place looked like on the second day of the men working here to fix all this mess.

Just What Is E.D. ?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Via Email

I did not write this but I agree with it. It's been going around via email.

When Obama wrote a book and said he was mentored as a youth by
Frank, (Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist,
people said it didn't matter.

When it was discovered that his grandparents, were strong socialists, sent Obama's mother to a socialist school, introduced Frank Marshall Davis to young Obama,
People said it didn't matter.

When people found out that he was enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his father and step father were both Muslims,
people said it didn't matter.

When he wrote in another book he authored “I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
people said it didn't matter.

When he admittedly, in his book, said he chose Marxist friends and
professors in college,
people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled to Pakistan , after college on an unknown national passport,
people said it didn't matter.

When he sought the endorsement of the Marxist party in 1996 as he ran for the Illinois Senate,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he sat in a Chicago Church for twenty years and listened to a preacher spew hatred for America and preach black liberation theology,
people said it didn't matter.

When an independent Washington organization, that tracks senate
voting records, gave him the distinctive title as the "most liberal senator",
people said it didn't matter.

When the Palestinians in Gaza , set up a fund raising telethon to
raise money for his election campaign,
people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record supported gun control,
people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done,
people said it didn't matter.

When he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan
and Mummar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez,
people said it didn't matter.

When it was pointed out that he was a total, newcomer and had
absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing,
people said it didn't matter.

When he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and
Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals,
people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record in the Illinois senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question,
people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to wear a flag, lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry,
people said it didn't matter.

When people started treating him as a Messiah and children in
schools were taught to sing his praises,
people said it didn't matter.

When he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing
of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance,
people said it didn't matter.

When he surrounded himself in the White house with advisors who
were pro gun control, pro abortion, pro homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition
people said it didn't matter.

When he aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host
of other issues,
people said it didn't matter.

When he said he favors sex education in Kindergarten, including
homosexual indoctrination,
people said it didn't matter.

When his background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him,
people said it didn't matter.

When the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate,
people said it didn't matter.

When he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco, a man of
questionable character, who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home,
people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected,
people said it didn't matter.

When he started appointing czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communist,
people said it didn't matter.

When he stood before the nation and told us that his intentions
were to "fundamentally transform this nation" into something else,
people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed cabinet members and several advisors who were tax cheats and socialists,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a science czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Cass Sunstein as regulatory czar and he
believes in "Explicit Consent", harvesting human organs with out family consent, and to allow animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual, and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight, Education network, as safe school czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Mark Lloyd as diversity czar and he believed in
curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth and admires Hugo Chavez,
people said it didn't matter.

When Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama's senior White
House advisor and she is an avowed Socialist,
people said it didn't matter.

When Anita Dunn, White House Communications director said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Carol Browner as global warming czar, and she
is a well known socialist working on Cap and trade as the nations largest tax,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as
green energy czar, who since had to resign when this was made known,
people said it didn't matter.

When Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for health and human services
secretary could not be confirmed, because he was a tax cheat,
people said it didn't matter.

When as president of the United States ,he bowed to the King of
Saudi Arabia ,
people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled around the world criticizing America and never
once talking of her greatness,
people said it didn't matter.

When his actions concerning the middle-east seemed to support the
Palestinians over Israel , our long time friend,
People said it doesn't matter.

When he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States ,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile
defense system,
People said it doesn't matter.

When he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops the Field Commanders said we had to have to win,
people said it didn't matter.

When he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could
not pay it off,
people said it didn't matter.

When he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and
used it to pay off organizations, unions and individuals that got him elected,
people said it didn't matter.

When he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc.
people said it didn't matter.

When he took away student loans from the banks and put it through
the government,
people said it didn't matter.

When he designed plans to take over the health care system and
put it under government control,
people said it didn't matter.

When he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade,
people said it didn't matter.

When he finally completed his transformation of America into a
Socialist State , people finally woke up........ but it was too late.

Any one of these things, in and of themselves does not really matter. But.... when you add them up one by one you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that our President is determined to make America over into a Marxist/Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this, do an internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph. Will it read as above or will it be a more happy ending for most of America ? Personally, I like happy endings.

If you are an Obama Supporter, please do not be angry with me because I think your president is a socialist. There are too many facts supporting this. If you seek the truth you will be richer for it. Don't just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. I did. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Constitutionalist, Libertarians and what have you, we all need to pull together. We all must pull together or watch the demise of a society that we all love and cherish. If you are a religious person, pray for our nation.

Never before in the history of America have we been confronted with problems so huge that the very existence of our country is in jeopardy. Don't rely on most television news and what you read in the newspapers for the truth. Search the internet. Yes, there is a lot of bad information, lies and distortions there too but you are smart enough to spot the fallacies. Newspapers are a dying breed. They are
currently seeking a bailout from the government. Do you really think they are about to print the truth? Obama praises all the television news networks except Fox who he has waged war against. There must be a reason. He does not call them down on any specifics, just a general battle against them. If they lie, he should call them out on it but he doesn't. Please, find the truth, it will set you free.

Our biggest enemy is not China , Russia , or Iran ; no, our
biggest enemy is a contingent of politicians in Washington DC .

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What Were They Thinking?

Hat tip: Aleta!

Friday, December 4, 2009

We Are Family

This was me in 1978. I'm 7 years old and I think this is Hershey Park. Mom looks terrific here.

I have no idea how old I am here. I'm guessing 3. Whatever was my mother thinking picking out this outfit. Was it clown day?

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Strike A Pose

I never gave my mother my blog address but she may have found it left on her computer and will know I posted this today for all of you to see. This is my sassy mother after a day of shopping with me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome To America

OK I have a completely goofball expression and I look like I have a double chin, but I found this bumper sticker while on Vacation in Florida and it's too funny a find to waste.