Saturday, June 10, 2006

Saturday: DYK?

The first Saturday edition of "Did you know..."--

1) Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

2) Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

3) Coca-Cola was originally green.

4) In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

5) The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

6) The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

7) Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David ----Hearts - Charlemagne -----Clubs -Alexander ----the Great Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Special guest writer

A letter from Joey C.

I am a loyal reader of LeftOverHotDog and feel I owe its contributors some payback. I ritually read the postings and comment without fear of retribution because I do not have to voice my own opinions for scrutiny. So, here is my own little contribution for your thoughts and comments.

It has come to the attention of the press that the Republicans currently in office may be trying to divert the public's attention from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the fluctuating economy by bringing social issues to light. After all, social issues are a concern of the voting public. The most recent issues include the 12 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the continental United States and the gay marriage debate. After all, on these issues, the Republican base is considerably united: you cannot reward illegals with full citizenship and gay marriage should not be legalized. Utilizing these issues, the Republicans can hide the fact that they have failed to capitalize on their time in office by passing the legislation on which they campaigned. Now, I am not saying the Democrats elected have upheld their campaign promises either, but we do have a Republican executive branch and a majority Republican legislative branch. How we might be surprised if they did?
So, what do we do against this political manipulation? First, we recognize the gay marriage debate is a State issue not a National concern. After all, we do have a recognized separation of State and National powers set forth by the Constitution (whose framers, coincidentally, feared a dominating national government). Second, we cannot focus on what to do with the illegals present until we control the number of people still crossing our borders on a daily basis. The National Guard presence seems like a step in the right direction. The Mexican president also mentioned on an interview that the United States is seeking to strengthen the Mexican economy. This too seems like a necessary step. After all, why leave a country where you have financial opportunity? Third, use the press like the leaders we have elected. The press presents stories according to what the American people will read. If popular opinion indicates citizens of the United States are more concerned with political and economic topics than social issues then the press will continue to emphasize coverage of these issues.
In closing, I am a Republican. I voted for Bush. I don't think illegals can be deported. I think closing our borders is a necessary step. I believe in the equal rights of all citizens, gay or straight, regardless of my religious and/or personal affiliation. I read the news daily but refuse to take public opinion surveys (considering them a waste of time). And, I wouldn't change places with a politician for twice their non-declared income.
So, there it is! Have at it! Your loyal reader, Joey C.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

No more awards for Jim Bob

I know it is too early to talk football but last years winner of the LOHD best name in college football Jim Bob Cooter of the Tennessee will not be repeating as the best name since he was kicked off the team. Jim Bob Cooter leaves a legacy of never playing in a game, but his name will live in history in the college ranks. He was kicked off for getting a DUI last weekend.

Priorities! (Your Federal Government at Work)

Here is something to think about.......5 million of our older Americans have not signed up yet for their Medicare, Part D, drug plan--they are old and confused.? The federal government is not going to grant them an extension.

However, 12 million illegal aliens are in our country and we are going to allow them to stay, protest, procreate, receive support monies, attend schools, avoid paying income taxes, have our teachers take 300 hours of ESOL (English as a second language) training at our expense, etc.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Whipped or not Whipped How do I Know?