I am sitting at the bank, and the banker says to me, “Do you have our new VISA with the photo ID yet?” and I say “No.” So then he says to me, “Why not?” And I reply, “You charge for your VISA and have all these fee’s, I am not into that.”
So then he inquires, “Where is yours located, which was kind of stupid, I mean I am a guy after all? What kind of question is that?” But we were talking about banking and I missed the point.
So I said, “It is out of Boston or maybe Delaware, I believe, I am not sure, back east.” So he says, “You ought to be doing business in YOUR COMMUNITY and showing some loyalty to the folks who live with you.” So I say, “Okay, they gave me 15.9% annual PCR and no annual fee.” You want 25.5% and $25 per year fee, so why should I do business with you? You give me the same deal, and I will switch it over.”
Then he smiles and says, “What else can I do for you today Mr. Smith?” and I smile and think “Well for a start you can pucker up and kiss …… Oh well, you know the rest dont’cha?”
By the way, “these folks are on the bail out train too. My bank is on the list.”
Cover Me I Am Reloading
Awhile back we reported that the Interior Department was fixing to overturn regulation concerning guns in National Parks. It appears that they have done just that. Yesterday, the Department of Interior overturned a Reagan-era regulation, permitting loaded firearms at 388 of 391 national park sites. The decision allows guns in parks in “any states with concealed carry laws, not just those that allow guns in their state parks as originally proposed.” While the Department cited safety concerns as a factor, the National Park Conservation Association notes:
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, there were 1.65 violent crimes per 100,000 national park visitors in 2006-making national parks some of the safest places in the United States. The new regulation could increase the risk for impulse shootings of wildlife, and risk the safety of visitors and rangers.
Despite the potential affect on national park wildlife and resources, the Administration did not conduct an environmental review as required by law. One more just for the fun of it. The text of the rule notes that earlier, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) wrote to the Interior Dept. supporting the rule change. If you want more, check out ThinkProgress’s updated report on Bush’s 11th hour regulations and rule changes.
Here is some more “bad government for you” we in America don’t have the market cornered on bad politics (although it often seems as if we are the leaders in bad policy) in Britain they have it too.
In Worcester, England, they ordered a man to take down a 3 ft high barbed-wire fence that he had installed to deter the thieves who had broken into his storage building at least three times in the past four months. According to the Daily Mail, the council said it was feared would be sued by a wounded trespasser.
Which brings up the age old question, “when was it that they changed it where the CRIMINAL has more rights than the VICTIM?” Please enlighten me if you will?
The terror attacks in India this week certainly were horrible, I sure hope this is not some kind of prophetic new system of religious fanatical attacks and a new wave of terror for the future in our world. I thought it was especially comforting how the United Nations promptly took charge and blamed Israel for it all.
Count Your Blessings
I know that Thanksgiving is over and all that stuff is behind us now, but if you want a fresh outlook on life, and something to be thankful for, trot over here and read this, it is an eye opener, a good piece of work.
Sign Of The Times
What is this “Office of the President Elect” signage going on? I sure wish we could get all of this “locked down and in place” it sure looks like someone has a bad case of premature-inauguration to me.” Barbara Wa-Wa was on last night, and had her top ten people in the entire world you should know show last night on ABC. Does anyone know if Sarah Palin made the cut? I was overhauling a ceiling fan and I missed it.
People Unlike Us
OJ got sentenced yesterday, looks like he will be an old codger when he gets out of the slammer, which is okay with most of us. We tired of him and his act, a long time ago. Bush is now scheduled on ABC and around the dial to give even more “farewell speeches” in which he denies any culpable knowledge of ever been elected or even visiting Washington DC in the past ten years.
Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield all meet up in Hell. Cheney looks around and then snarls out of the side of his mouth, “I should have shot two lawyers, this isn’t right.” Rumsfield said, “I missed the memo on this, I should have paid more attention.” Bush sulks over in the corner, curled up in a fetal position mumbling …. “It’s not that hot and I am not here, it’s not that hot and I am not here.”
Self Inflicted Wounds
Rosie O’Donnell effectively murdered her career this week on NBC but it was okay, and I understand it “there were NO witnesses to the crime.” I also understand that Paris Hilton and Paul Rubens are all set to star in a new movie to be released in 2009.
What are they going to call this.
Pee Wee gets an infection?
I read in USA Today that “unhappy people watch more television than happy people.” Which figures, all the Happy People are over here on the Internet reading Creative Endeavors.
Bad Cop … No Donut.
A Beaumont, Texas police officer has been suspended from the force for crossing the line during an undercover prostitution sting (that is, he actually had sex) and defended himself in an August hearing. He sated, “It was a job, sir. I did not have any pleasure in doing it. It was something that I was doing for the City.”
Yeah, like that dog is gonna hunt, I wouldn’t look for any back pay on this one Sparky.
One more and then “I am outta here!” (there you go Bill) Police in Covington, Kentucky arrested a 19 year old kid during a suspected drug deal at a local market. Although several people were booked that night, he was the one wearing the T-Shirt that read, “It’s Not Illegal Unless You Get Caught.”
Have A Good Weekend, see you all on Monday. Don’t miss Monday for sure, “Ladies Underwear” a real under 500 word eye popper …