Friday, September 5, 2008

Extra Tit-Bits

  • Did you know that Sarah Palin was the Princess of the Fur Rendezvous in 1983? Okay, I'll make it an easier question. Did you know there was an event anywhere in the world called the Fur Rendezvous?

  • Ann and Nancy Wilson think the Republicans should be Heart-less.

  • I thought people who read Us Magazine were white trash? I know I wouldn't miss an issue. When did the other subscribers get all 'uppity?'

  • The devilish Samantha Bee gets to the bottom of the Palin Baby Scandal. Peep it here...

Balloon War Correspondent

I peed myself laughing last night watching NBC's fearless chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell be pinned down under seige by red, white and blue balloons on the Republican convention floor in St. Paul, Minn., after John McCain gave his nomination acceptance speech. As an intrepid reporter, she kept trying to file her report amid flying spherical objects, but nothing she said made any sense. I must admit I couldn't hear her over the sound of my own laughter as she attempted to get in the camera shot - hopelessly batting at the balloons as her face continued to disappear into a patriotic sea of color....and then her colleagues immediately turned on her.

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann called it "the political equivalent of Chuck E. Cheese."

Tom Brokaw dubbed the episode: "Andrea 'Boom-Boom' Mitchell and the Dance of the Republican Balloons."

And Brian Wilson was incredulous --"I've been in Ramadi with that woman with automatic weapons going off - that didn't stop her, but it appears mylar has stopped Andrea Mitchell in her tracks."
Strap on your Depends and peep it here...

Morning Hot Flash August 5, 2008

I'm so tired of that little cupcake Sarah Palin dominating the world that I decided this morning to turn my attention to cupcakes.

  • A cupcake always make me happy. The way I feel about cupcakes is probably the same way that John Denver felt when he sang about Sunshine on My Shoulders. I think that it's hard not to smile when you're looking at a cupcake. Of course, these days cupcakes are all hip and trendy and so the cupcake wars have broken out. Can you believe it? Yet another reason to enjoy being over 40 and truly in capable of being hip and trendy...
  • And get back to cupcakes...check out Bakerella who has devoted herself to all things cupcake. Love it!
  • Okay, cupcake break over. Here's Gloria Steinem with good reasons to not-so much like the Caribou Barbie.
  • Now that the Democrats and Republicans have wrapped up their conventions, I've got a great idea for a new television chat show -- I'm calling it MamaZ -- co-hosted by Mama Biden and Mama McCain. I have no doubt that these two crusty old cupcakes operate in a no-bullshit zone.
  • Olympic cupcake Nastia Liukin let Michael Phelps take the Frosted Flakes. She's going for the real deal.
  • And by the way...just in case you enjoyed the kinder softer version of John McCain that you saw address the RNC last night, I think you ought to know that he called his wife the c-word. And I don't mean cupcake...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Morning Hot Flash September 4, 2008

It's MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. He's tall and cute and I thought a little man-candy might be just the thing to perk us all up after watching the RNC last night. Keith hosted the DNC live from Denver, but is hosting the RNC from NYC. I don't blame him.

Did you see Republican VP pick Sarah 'Pitbull' Palin give her speech last night in St. Paul? That's right, she was the one wearing the lipstick. The entire country has fallen in love with this little spitfire and her family -- just as the McCain campaign drones planned all along. It's hard not to find her really appealing. But while everyone else has jumped on Sarah's Zamboni -- I'm hoping that the women in the United States realize that there's one thing Sarah isn't...she's no Hillary. I'll bet you money that you'll never see Sarah in a pantsuit...because she doesn't believe in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits.

Politically, Sarah Palin stands for everything that I'm against. And she makes it look so easy. Poor Hillary, she fought so hard for so long...and now this former beauty queen comes along and leaps into the national spotlight that seems to only have room for one woman. For your reading pleasure:

  • Here's the dirt about her attempt to get her ex-brother-in-law fired. She fired the guy who refused to fire the douchebag who used to be married to her sister. I can't say I blame her for this use of her power. After all, blood is thicker than water.
  • The National Enquirer has re-focused their dig for dirt from Palin's unwed teen pregnant daughter to Sarah's own sexual indescretions. For Heaven's sake, it's a long cold winter living in Alaska. What's a girl to do?

  • At least one hockey mom weighs in to say -- we're not all huddled under the same blanket as Sarah at the rink.
  • And here's Joe...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Extra Tit-Bits

Last week Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan made me so angry when she called Barack Obama's speech 'pedestrian' that I almost leaped out of bed at 4:30 a.m. and shouted into my television. My alarm goes off every morning at that time, but I barely have the energy to turn it off -- let alone leap to my feet and scream dirty things at my television. Today, the long-in-the-tooth Republican wordsmith is my new BFFF. Why? You can peep it here...

Why does an older woman with a younger man 'freak some people out?' You'll notice the wizard is bragging about it. Hizzah!!!

I must admit Princess Amidala has always been at the top of my list.

Morning Hot Flash September 3, 2008

Mama Mia!

I don't know if this is really cool...or just a dude who's too scared to have a little competition in the room.

I feel certain that my invitation has been lost in the mail. George wouldn't have a party without me, would he?

Seriously! Sarah Palin is making me tired of my own name, but the controversy surrounding the addition of the Alaskan National Guard Commander in Chief to the Republican presidential ticket continues.

Do we want a guy in the White House who makes impulsive decisions? When I was kid my dad used to get pissed off when he got lost in the car. He'd refuse to stop and ask for direction and would just keep driving the wrong way for miles and miles. It was one of my Dad's only annoying character traits and is the fodder for great stories that my mom and I laugh about now, but is it good for the entire country to be in a car that's being driving by a man blinded by his own anger? The Washington Post has a great article about McCain's last minute decision and Palin's hasty vetting. Meanwhile, the prediction market is making odds that Palin'll gracefully withdraw soon.

I give it until noon today before
"The Eagleton Scenario" is snapped up by Tom Cruise in a development deal in Hollywood. If only for the great title!

Barack Obama took on the opposition party straight on. John McCain was scheduled to give an exclusive interview to Larry King this week, but his campaign told the news network they thought Campbell Brown's recent interview with spokesman Tucker Bounds was "over the line." I was a big fan of Campbell when she was a rising star at NBC News. She seems to have grown and matured at CNN, and her fiesty interview with Bounds proves it. You go, sister ! And by the way, when Bounds says that both of the candidates on the Republican ticket have 'military experience,' I laugh -- loud, long and heartily. Peep it here...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Morning Hot Flash September 2, 2008

I haven't been able to take even a 'staycation' this summer. So I've invented something new that I'm sure you're gonna love. Come with me now on...a...wait for it...'an imagi-cation.' Completely imaginary travel. Do you love it? Here's just one of the many places you can imagine yourself visiting this fall...did I mention it's free?

I'm trying to
take the high road this morning...Oops! I tried, but there's a parade with ballooons and everything on the low road. It's much more fun.

What we need to do is to make sure that the men who don't have the fidelity gene are marked. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest
having the word 'asshole' tattooed on their foreheads. That way, if you're into that kind of thing -- you know what you're getting right up front. Otherwise, you can avoid them like the plague, and wait some place safe 'til something better comes along.

Did you watch MSNBC's coverage of the Democratic National Convention? Then you know that there was a lot of bitch-slapping going on between their big-haired big ego boys. But
here's the whole poop -- it's almost as good as Obama's speech. Boorah!

This film fascinates me. I remember when this crazy French dude did this...and it's also a different view of the World Trade Center Towers than we've seen in a long, long time. Which is really nice.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Extra Tit-Bits

Happy Labor Day! The unofficial end to summer vacation.

If you have your feet up and are enjoying one of the last lazy days of summer, here's just a little reminder that some people's work is never done...and while you're in full command of the remote control, remember there are lots of folks like me who are toiling away on this holiday.

Most of all...let's not forgot those on the Gulf Coast who are dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature today. May they have all our prayers.

100 year-old Cinderella shares her secret for happily ever after.

The update to the earlier online rumors about Bristol Palin's pregnancy...has left me speechless...seriously!

Morning Hot Flash September 1, 2008

Pretty as a picture, Halle Berry's five month-old daughter Nahla gets her first Paparazzi photo op. With her parents' gene pool, this certainly won't be the last. The camera is going to love this little bumble bee.

Yesterday I got a late-in-the-day text from my BFFF regarding the latest news about Alaskan National Guard Commander-in-chief Sarah Palin. My first response was 'have you been drinking?' and then I added, 'or having you been watching ABC Family channel again?" After some research I realized that what she was saying may or may not be true...but it certainly had the internet buzzing. You can read a couple of versions of it here and there.

Poor Sarah Palin. New York Times' columnists Gail Collins and Maureen Dowd are having the time of their lives making fun of her in some of the wittiest and snarkiest writing I've ever read. Oh, and it turns out the first dude's mother doesn't like her all that well either.

Here's why the liberals have been working overtime writing snark about Sarah. She DOES have an
appeal for a very coveted group of voters...and it makes us freak out enough to say things that we'll regret, Michael Moore.

I knew there was something that was
making me feel fat...I just couldn't put my finger on it.
your Peter Pans. Yes, I know you ordered a Prince Charming, but the Peter Pan seems to be all that's left on the menu.