Rosey the Robot Maid: Rosie is a humanoid robot fictional character in The Jetsons animated television series of the 1960s. She is the Jetson’s maid and housekeeper and is usually depicted wearing a frilly apron. Her torso is mounted atop a single leg and she rolls about on a set of caster wheels. She frequently calls George Jetson “Mr. J”. Rosey was an old demonstrator model hired by the Jetson family from U-RENT A MAID. In the episode “Rosey the Robot”, her model number is revealed as XB-500. Rosey is modeled after Hazel from the TV show Hazel, a sitcom featuring Shirley Booth as a similar maid character.
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I don’t like watching the debates. I DO NOT believe that debates matter as much as most pundits have been stating lately. I still find it hard to believe that here we are roughly three weeks from the presidential election and there are still so many “undecided” voters. Where have they been? Both Obama and Romney are pretty well known commodities so why the indecision? The real question should be why we put so much reliability and emphasis on a bunch of people who cannot make up their minds.
Banzai Hyena: Banzai of Lion King fame isn’t quite as bright as his de-facto leader, Shenzi. He is quick with stupid jokes and really easy to be offended — or more like: really glad when he can be violent in response to any stupid jokes from anyone who isn’t a hyena. He does not compete with Shenzi or Ed because they’re friends. When he isn’t laughing about his own jokes or Ed’s clumsy behavior then he is still hungry! As always. Hyenas play one kind of bad role in the life of Lions. On the Lion King Muck, most hyenas are evil. But there are nice hyenas and hyena cubs too! Well, not these three, that’s for sure.
Ladies and Gentlemen…Introducing the Perfect GOP candidate!
Keys to the perfect candidate:
Mitt Romney’s hair: That’s his best feature physically, intellectually, conservatively, etc. though his campaign finances are quite attractive too.
Rick Perry’s thumbs up: Perry comes across as a very down-to-earth guy and this sells well though he may be a little too much like “W” for many people’s taste.
Herman Cain’s Brain: You have to love Mr. Cain’s wit, wisdom, and willingness to smash through the veil of political correctness barriers. He speaks to the people as a person.
Rock Em Robot: Rock Em is a stiff, mechanical player in a two robot contest controlled by rough levers. Rock Em Sock Em Robots was a very popular game forty years ago delighting countless children. Rock Em’s plastic physique struck fear into the red robot where the loser had his block knocked off.
Robert Blumenthal: Robert is a stiff, mechanical politician in a two person contest to become the next senator from Connecticut controlled by Democrats. Democrats were a very popular party eighteen months ago delighting countless children and uninformed voters. Blumenthal’s plastic physique shook with fear during his debate with the Republican McMahon where he had his block knocked off.
In the follow-up to their best selling and controversial book Freakonomics, authors Levitt and Dubner traveled a less controversial path. As usual they provide interesting theories, but I found Super Freakonomics to to have missed the connection and detail relating to economics. The book is probably more readable for the general public, but I missed the details in every story.
One of best parts of the book was a discussion about global warming near the end of the book. It was the first balanced discussion that I have ever read. The discussion centers around a group of brilliant men and should be part of a robust public debate:
Update – Lord Christopher Monckton has gotten some attention at least on Fox News and other balanced media outlets. I am still impressed with his love of United States and his passion for pulling back the curtains to expose the man made global warming (AKA climate change) schemes. Al Gore has still managed to avoid debating anyone of stature and most recently several liberals have suggested Sarah Palin as an adversary. I love Sarah Palin, but she is not the person I want to put up against Gore.
You would hink that this headline from a Reuters story would offer some comfort to conservatives like me who are very concerned about the government’s take over of the American health care system, or as it is widely known, Obamacare.
The check is in the mail.
The article quoted Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell; “This will be on the floor for quite a long time.” Once again, that should be comforting. The article also said that McConnell would not elaborate on the time frame for the bill’s consideration. The Senate it seems is not rabble like the House; “There will be a lot of amendments over a lot of weeks. I mean, the Senate is not the House. You saw in the House three votes and it was over in one day.”
Betsy McCaughey is the former lieutenant governor from New York. It is unclear how a Pittsburgher ended up in New York, but we will forgive her as she has become one of the most articulate voices for sanity in the health care debate. In a nutshell, she has been speaking against the massive overhaul proposed by the Obama Administration. She has had the nerve to use facts and figures to dispute claims by Pelosi, Reid, and Obama to scare folks into supporting their efforts. With all of their efforts, however, Rasmussen reports that 54 percent of Americans oppose the new plan (44% strongly opposed) while 42 percent (down from 45%) support the plan (only 23% strongly support).
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