Just say NO...

Friday, September 16th, 2011 01:42 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (Daddybyjackshoegazer)
to Star Wars on Blue-Ray. Because we all know HAN SHOT FIRST! (And we love that.)
delphia2ohohoh: (TalknBoutBymabi)
I saw this quote on FB:
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert H. Humphrey

And then I went looking for more:
*Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
*For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
*It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left
*It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
*The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
*The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
*To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
*Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.

And I especially love this one (italics are my own!):
*American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.

JMHO, this was a great man.

I heart Conan

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 08:35 am
delphia2ohohoh: (bitchin by delphia)

Photoshop art created by my nephew-in-law, Kirk Diedrich in support of Conan O'Brian. (However, if Conan decides to go to Fox, I'm not sure I can follow him there.)

Christmas Spirit

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 10:23 am
delphia2ohohoh: (Pointsettia by trika)
As some of you know, my DH manages a Midas shop and this year, they were one of the drop-off points for Toys for Tots. Unlike the other drop places, my DH put in the advertising that he would give a discount on services if people would put a toy in the box. After two weeks of this, he had the Marines pick up the over-flowing boxes 5 times! More than any other place in our area. And some people came and dropped off toys without taking advantage of the discount. They just wanted to thank him for his support.

Yesterday he got his weekly courier run of paperwork from the main office and tucked in amongst the stuff was a coupon for a free oil change. He set it aside and a few hours later, a woman and her child came in to ask the price of an oil change. Seems they had been evicted and were living in their car in the Alaskan winter and their car was just about out of oil and they could no longer run it for heat. He was able to use that coincidental coupon to get her a free oil change...not that he wouldn't have found a way anyway. It was just happy circumstances. (And one of the reasons I married this man who two other woman had found worthless.) Had I been there, I would have directed her to some of the charitable institutions around town that could have helped her, too. I hope she found her way to one of them by now.

There are those who might have thought that she deserved what she got because she was stupid or lazy. Maybe some might suggest that she should 'decrease the surplus population,' as Charles Dickens wrote in 'A Christmas Carol.'

We may not have a lot under the tree this year, but we have stuff, and a tree and a roof over our heads. I set myself a goal of putting at least a dollar in the Salvation Army kettles every time I passed one when they appeared after Thanksgiving this year and I managed to achieve that goal, even knowing it's not enough. We are still better off than many.

I don't hope for peace on Earth for this Christmas because I know that's not possible. I do hope that this holiday season will soften the hearts of those in Washington DC as they work out a plan to take care of the millions without decent health care.

Merry Christmas, my friends.
delphia2ohohoh: (PeppermintLuv by eemsta)
I thought I'd post a few of my favorite moments in my favorite movies and see if maybe they resonate for you too.

1) Rudolph: "Bumbles bounce!" Hee!
2) Rudolph: When Santa comes to get the Misfit toys. My heart just shines.
3) Scrooge the Musical: Best ever end scene. Albert Finney makes me believe Scrooge has changed when he's crying and shouting, "I'm alive! I'm alive and I will not be the man I've been!"
4) Santa Claus the Movie: When Burgess Meridith as the Old Elf comes to proclaim Klaus as 'Santa Claus.' So moving.
5) Santa Claus the Movie: The 'elf' puns throughout the movie. "He just needs a little elf-control." *snort!*
6) The Santa Clause (1): When Tim is undressing in his North Pole room for the first time and the Punch and Judy dolls start screaming when he drops his pants. I laugh every time!
7) The Santa Clause (1): When Judd Hersch as Neal looks at Scott and realizes he's really Santa. His eyes get big and he says 'Santa?' in a 3 year old's voice. It's one of the most amazing pieces of acting I've ever seen.
8) The Santa Clause 2: The vintage toy gifts to the teachers. Rock-em Sock-em Robots! Toss Across! I want all of them!
9) The Santa Clause 2: Lucy and Tooth Fairy. She's just so sweet and he's a total hoot! Molinator. *hee!*
10) For the non-religious, skip if you wish. Ben Hur: Not usually considered a Christmas movie and yet in the scene where Ben is dragged off in chains to become a slave and the man at the well risks his life to give him water moves me every time. This is the Christ whose birth I celebrate...one who does a small act of kindness at great personal risk. That's the true meaning of Christmas for me.

You got a favorite moment or two you can share with us?

Repugnicans continue

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 08:30 am
delphia2ohohoh: (ChrRight by floating icons)
The latest outrage from the lovely Republican Party:
http://www.republicansforrape.org/
Do scroll down and find out if your Representative DIDN'T vote for this bill and give them a call, please. I'm happy to say both of Alaska's supported it.

Obviously it must be a pro-life thing, because all those lovely children wouldn't be born if we didn't approve of rape and support it with our Defense Dollars. (/sarcasm)
delphia2ohohoh: (ChrRight by floating icons)
"I am an American and a Catholic; I love my country and treasure my faith," Kennedy said. "But I do not assume that my conception of patriotism or policy is invariably correct, or that my convictions about religion should command any greater respect than any other faith in this pluralistic society. I believe there surely is such a thing as truth, but who among us can claim a monopoly on it?"

Too bad a few more politicians and religious leaders don't feel this way.
delphia2ohohoh: (ChrRight by floating icons)
Take an issue. Twist it into something bad and add a dash of hot button words and you have the usual conservative bullshit. In this case, it's Health Care = Euthanasia.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32247482/ns/politics/
I do not understand how these people think. Seriously. I almost think it's time to just split this country into two and see which one falls apart first while I fucking move to Canada.

Eww.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 11:28 am
delphia2ohohoh: (Idiots by jhava)
This is in the news today:
Dog drags newborn from family home

There's a picture there. Mixed breed...yeah, mostly wolf. I know from wolves. We see a lot of their genes in the mixed breeds here, especially in the sled dogs. I hate exotic animals as pets. Wild things belong in the wild, especially wolves. They are not and never will be domesticated and I think that's a good argument for not messing with dog genetics. And this article is an equally good argument for not letting people own wolves as pets. I don't blame the dog for acting on instinct. The parents are fully to blame for giving the animal access to their child. I never left my kid alone around anyone's pets, even our own. I love my current dog and I know how incredibly gentle he is with kids and still wouldn't leave him alone with a baby.

Darwinism in action.

And I'll say it again because it's important: Wild things belong in the wild, damn it.

Vampires suck

Monday, July 20th, 2009 08:51 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (Loading by twilightsucksdotcom)
I'm so tired of having people ask for those dang Twilight books at work, I could scream. And what I would scream is: "READ SOMETHING BETTER WRITTEN, YOU MORON!" Gah.

It's well known I don't like vampires. I don't find them sexy. I don't find them alluring. I find them disgusting, even the ones who have been sanitized by the recent spate of romance/mystery writers. Read Bram Stoker's Dracula. (That should kill any vampire lust.) He's got hair on his palms. Like I say, disgusting. :oP

Anyway, that said, there are a few vampires I can tolerate:
1. Adrian Paul played a vampire once. He sucked, the movie sucked, but if you turned off the sound and just looked at how gorgeous he is, it was okay.
2. Nick Knight on the TV series "Forever Knight." Now he was a vampire. The show was creative. It was made in Canada and had all those lovely Canadian actors as guests. They even had a vampire Rottweiler in one episode. I could almost forget he was a vampire.
3. Spike. Nah, I didn't really watch Buffy and couldn't tell you who was who, but I'll admit that James in his Spike persona was kinda hot with that hair and all the leather.
4. Like Spike, Christopher Lee's Drac was not so much the character being hot, but the actor in the role. Besides, he never looked longingly at the bimbo's neck...he was always fixated on looking down the conveniently displayed cleavage. Hilarious.
5. Count Chocula. He was pimping chocolate. My kinda vampire.
6. The Count of Sesame Street. If he were here, he'd be saying, "One vampire, two vampires, three vampires....vait, why am I not first? Ah ah ah!"

HOLY F'ING......!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 01:12 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (Default)
Palin to resign as Alaska Governor

Okay, well, I didn't see that coming. Not that I'm sorry. But her Lt. Gov Sean Parnell is pretty much as crack-brained as she is.

Dang. We won't have Sarah to kick around anymore. Altho, since she's probably going to run for President....LOL! Let the games begin!

ETA: There are some really interesting rumors out there, some listed here at The Mudflats Blog which I highly rec for great information about Alaska politics. Apparently some Federal investigating is going on regarding Sarah's house and the Sports Complex she had built when she was Mayor of Wasilla. Interesting indeed!

The Repugs did it

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 08:05 am
delphia2ohohoh: (OhNoes by upsa_daisy)
Finally, someone coming out and saying that yes the deficit is mostly Bush's fault. (As if we didn't know.) Worse yet, Obama isn't fixing it by continuing Bush's screw ups.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31199889/

If that doesn't suit you, you can always blame it on the baby boomers:
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/wealthofnations/archive/2009/06/09/baby-boomers-it-s-all-your-fault.aspx

Meantime, global warming will do us all in anyway:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090610/ap_on_sc/us_sci_diminishing_winds

Retirement in Austria is looking better and better to me.

A fashion bitch

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 01:20 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (prettyfoot by delphia)
It's dire out there for squatty petites like myself. Maxi dresses? Not in public, but when they all end up in clearance, I may get a couple for around the house. They are very comfy in hot weather. (Lots of air up there under the skirts LOL!) Chunky necklaces? No. Just don't work on me. The micro minis that are still challenging the maxis. Not with these legs. Menswear? Yeah, I need to look more like a man to go with these menopausal chin hairs. :oP Skinny strap tops? Sorry, I need a bra to hold this rack up off my jelly belly. And the 'let the bra straps show' trend I see I like even less. And who the hell thought long scarves wrapped around your neck in killer heat was a good idea? That might work if you soak it in cold water first.

I'm off to search for a battery run fan I can carry around with me for these hot flashes. Oh, and my homemade baked beans are smelling pretty good. I used the rest of my leftover no-salt bbq sauce and plenty of molasses and more liquid smoke. Hope it tastes as good as it smells.

BTW, I spring cleaned here and got a new layout. Pink. Feels good and girly. :o)
delphia2ohohoh: (Default)
I'll go ahead and put this behind a cut for spoilers because I'm pissed enough to unlock this one.
Feminist to the core )

Hosanna!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 09:04 am
delphia2ohohoh: (Hope by delphia)
I couldn't be happier! At the risk of pissing off my non-believing flist members, I have to pray to God this good man can pull our country out of the deep, deep hole the Repubnicans have dug for us. And I pray the SS can keep him safe from the evil that lives here and abroad who will try to stop him.

Yays for the very all inclusive speech! I found it very inspiring.

And, oh, look...he's signing something and he's a SOUTHPAW! LOL! At least we know if he's a lefty, it means he's in his right mind. :oD

Mind boggling!

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 08:07 am
delphia2ohohoh: (Default)
Yes, I'm about to get on my political soapbox about our guv again. Cut for the tender sensibilities of intelligent peoples.

Not so Pro-Life after all )
delphia2ohohoh: (teyla eye roll by delphia)
http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/humannature/archive/2008/12/11/the-pro-life-case-for-planned-parenthood.aspx#

NOT funding Planned Parenthood is the stupidest idea they've come up with since shooting doctors went out of vogue. I've said it before, I'll say it again...I don't want a world where abortion is not legal. I want a world where abortion is not needed!
delphia2ohohoh: (Hope by delphia)
delph was thinking about numbers. She must be tired, or drunk or both.
OMGawd )

They go in 3's

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 11:53 am
delphia2ohohoh: (Books by Mabi)
Taking a NaNo-second here to salute the passing of three authors in the past week:
Tony Hillerman on Oct. 26, Studs Terkel on Oct. 31 and Michael Crichton who passed today. All prolific, talented authors.
Now back to writing.
delphia2ohohoh: (Vote by mabi)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27398089/
I have never doubted for a moment that Stevens was guilty. I just doubted they'd find a jury that would convict him. Yays for truth and justice for what good it does at this point.

Will he serve time? I doubt it. He's old and it's the first genuine black mark against him. (Read: he's never been caught!) I don't really want to see an old man go to jail anyway.

Will he get re-elected? Probably. I won't be voting for him, but the stoopid/GOP reigns in Alaska. I'd be really, really surprised if he lost.

I've never said he didn't do a good job for Alaska. He did, but it's time for him to step aside and it's too bad his arrogance and pride won't let him do that in time for us to get someone effective in that position.

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