Wednesday, February 4, 2009

FEMA - Really Now.

Let's take a vote about the most incompetent department in the US Government! FEMA Wins! They passed out food packages with Salmonella -- er -- peanut butter paste in them to people in Arkansas and Kentucky suffering from the ice storms. You can read about that here.

Y'all know who I think is the most incompetent person in the government already, so I won't even put that up for a vote.

Why create an office and position to pare down government? Is that an oxymoron. Oh right - Washington is full of morons! I guess that is like appointing someone incapable of honestly doing his taxes for four years as Treasury Secretary. Oh, darn, that's been done, hasn't it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Liar, Liar

Geithner - new Secretary of the treasury - does he really think we believe Turbo Tax made that mistake? Come on. Own up to it and resign. He does show that our system needs a total overhaul though. More and more I like the fair tax idea. Not that Geithner knows what that means!

Daschle - at least he had the sense to withdraw his name as Commerce secretary.

More and more Obama shows his abysmal judgement in people.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Let the Nightmares Begin!

Aren't monsters in the closet bad enough without showing me monsters in commercials? The tax ones are the scariest. I mean, it is great they all have "people" who worry about their taxes for them (yeah, I bet) but do they have to show fat semi-naked guys on TV in various stages of sweat? Even scarier ... the H & R Block second look commercial. Those cyclops are creepy.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Books and Me

Middle-Aged Woman over at Unmitigated ran a meme about books. Which got me to thinking about me and my books.

DH and I donated tons of books before we moved because we knew we weren't going to bring them all with us. So many were paperbacks, and stuff the kids did not take with them. DH even had a set of Hardy Boys that he put up on EBay. Slowly but surely we weeded through them. A few series we kept. I have, for instance, all the Diana Gabaldon "Outlander" series books. I have a copy of "Little Women" given to me by my godmother for one of my birthdays. We've owned a couple sets of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and I have a set of "Little House on the Prairie" books which DH got for me for Christmas one year. I never read it as a kid.

Probably the oldest books I own are ones owned by my great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Maitland, from Canadian publishers and dated from the 1830's.

I love this electronic age that allows me to download audiobooks online onto my Mp3 player, listen and discard. But nothing will ever replace my books.