Something is happening in Spam-land as the number of spam comments has exploded lately. I am well over 100,00 for the life of this blog. That’s not so much of an achievement as a pain in the butt deleting all of them. As usual here are some of the highlights from the last batch…
August 12, 2011: “Was Catsup Used As Medicine?” [Since I was raised in Pittsburgh I have mixed emotions about this spammer. First it’s Ketchup not catsup! Second it could have been medicine, but generally it’s used to cover whatever flaws there were in the meal cooked. Lastly I am assuming that they are talking about Heinz Ketchup as there are no other brands.]
Demicans and Republicats that’s what they are; the two political parties. They often fight and try to outwit each other, but far too often they get together and that’s when we really get screwed. They were recently at it over Obamacare. Oh the Republicans still officially hate it and the Democrats conversely love it, but lately neither are as far apart as would normally make me comfortable. The Politico reported that;
As I awaited my change I opened the fortune cookie and was pleased to find one that actually had a fortune in it. They all have the little slips of paper, but very few have fortunes. This one, however, told me that I would have luck when I got home. Maybe it was my full belly or the MSG, but I started to think about what my luck might be; about what I’d actually want my luck to be. I didn’t find myself hoping for large sums of cash or Kate Upton handing me my slippers, pipe, and the daily paper. I would just like a quiet evening, maybe a walk around the neighborhood, a good meal, maybe a short nap and a Penguins win.
Imagine a group of, let’s say scientists who monitor all of your Internet transactions and searches to develop a profile of you. The Numeratido just that to attempt to reduce (or inflate) you to a mathematical model about how you work, or how you shop, or how you might vote, whether you are a terrorist, or what kind of health risk you might be to insure and even who you might be inclined to spend the rest of your life with.
President Richard Milhouse Nixon: The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17th 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration’s attempted cover-up of its involvement. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974 — the only resignation of a U.S. President. The scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction, and incarceration of 43 people, including dozens of Nixon’s top administration officials. The affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) connected cash found on the burglars to a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President, a fundraising group for the Nixon campaign. [Source – Wikipedia]
A local high school student has made headlines recently via an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal about her recent experiences during her college search. Having just gone through the same experiences for the third time with our youngest child, Suzy Weiss’ sentiment rang very true;