Rosey the Robot Maid:Â RosieÂ 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 usuallyÂ depicted wearing a frilly apron.Â Her torso is mounted atop a single leg and she rolls about on a set of caster wheels.Â She frequently calls George Jetson “Mr. J”.Â 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.Â Rosey is modeled after Hazel from the TV show Hazel, a sitcom featuring Shirley Booth as a similar maid character.
“It stands to reason that where thereâ€™s sacrifice, thereâ€™s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where thereâ€™s service, thereâ€™s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.”
â€” Ayn Rand
Ruth Ann Buzzi:Â Â RuthÂ Ann BuzziÂ is an American comedienne and actress of theatre, film, and television and is mostÂ known for her appearances on the 60/70s hit showÂ Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.Â Before leaving New York for a career in Los Angeles as a television star, Buzzi played in several musical variety shows andÂ television commercials, some of which won national awards including the coveted Clio Award.Â Â Buzzi’s first national recognition on television came on The Garry Moore Show.Â Â In the late 1960s, she was featured as a semi-regular on the sitcom That Girl as Marlo Thomas’s friend.Â Â A versatile comedienne, she played everything from dowdy old women, to tipsy drunks, to Southern belles to flashy hookers.Â Â Her most famous character is the dowdy spinster Gladys Ormphby, clad in drab brown with her bun hairdo covered by a visible hairnet knotted in the middle of her forehead. In most sketches, she used her lethal purse, with which she would flail away vigorously at anyone who incurred her wrath.
The dictionary defines too as:
- In addition; also:
- More than enough; excessively:
- To a regrettable degree:
- Very; extremely; immensely
Synonyms:Â devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly
“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”
– – George Burns
“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”
– – John Kenneth Galbraith
“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”
In the tradition of John Galt, Steve Wynn has been an outspoken business leader and a refreshing contrast to other business people who are snuggling in to the federal government to gain special favors (i.e. GE’s Immelt).Â I named Mr. Wynn a True American Hero nearly a year ago and have not been disappointed in his pro-capitalist stance.Â Steve Wynn unloaded on the boy-president during a recent company conference call.Â Here are some of his thoughts,
“what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up.”
One of the typical accusations about labor union leaders is that they no longer really represent their members and pursue their own agendas…agendas that most of their members do not support even to the extreme of advocating a socialist or even communist viewpoint regarding collective bargaining.Â There can be no denying that labor unions spend hundreds of millions of dollars collected from members to support Democrat candidates that push for stronger union control of labor markets.Â When union members voluntarily give their pay to union bosses that is free choice.Â However when workers, like myself, are force to pay a “fair share” to unions to which we do not wish to belong that should be illegal.Â My earnings are taken from my pay, given to unions, and often given to the very politicians who forced me to pay the unions.Â They didn’t make me join, but they take a percentage of my pay without my approval.Â
In most of my reviews I try very hard not to betray the story and allow you to discover it on your own.Â In fiction I rarely tell more than what you might read on the inside cover and usually even less.Â The fact that We the LivingÂ was Ayn Rand’s first novel blows me away.Â She admits that many of the characters were influenced by her life.Â From her Forward;
Now with over eighteen months in the White House the Obama Regime is having to come to grips with ruling versus running.Â Even though he still seems to be in campaign mode, Obama has to be coming to the realization that being the President of the United States is not anything like community organizing.Â He can no longer say anything he wants or make conflicting promises.Â He is still doing it, but citizens have expectations that are not being met.
Part of my morning drive took me along a country road that would along a stream.Â Homes were scattered along the road in pockets and shaded by rather large sycamore trees.Â One drive home this spring as I approached this curvy stretch I heard a very loud blowing sound.Â I had been traveling this way for months and had never noticed it before and wondered if it had always been there and I never noticed it because my car windows had been shut during the winter commutes.
Update September 10, 2009:Â The original posting was about the co-founder and CEOÂ of Whole Foods, John Mackey, speaking out about the health care debate.Â Mr. Mackey made the serious mistake of offering very practical (and practiced by Whole Foods) solutions to some of the problems with America’s health care.Â He did not do as most on the left do and blindly spew the tenants of Obamacare.Â Big Mistake.
Whole Foods is a market that offers only organic foods and has a commitment to all things green.Â You will find no Twinkies Spam on their shelves.Â Whole Foods had been worshiped by the left as a testament to “sustainable,” organic lifestyle.Â It was the anti-WalMart.Â The operative word is “was.”