• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Cycling,  Powerlifting

    Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

    I don’t have the author for credits…but it ain’t me, so someone else gets credit. ‘. . . I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight….. If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re ‘exotic, different.’ [If you] grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, [you have lived the] quintessential American story. If your name is Barack your [name is an indication of] a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable. Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded. If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard…

  • Rant,  Title Insurance

    We’ll play the banjo gaily, and we’ll sing the songs of yore

    I’m so sorry kittens. The Wine Dog has been catching up from being down with this pestilence that afflicted me. I’m not 100% but really, who can deal with that anyway? The Radical is in the house! Thanks for this. You know, I turn my back for just one moment and The Evil Empire slashes salaries by another 10% throughout the Empire including Mrs. Murphy’s Cow Title Insurance Company. You got to love a company that’s founded on the stolen courthouse records. Riddle me this Batman. Did you cut your rates too? Didn’t think so. And I know you’re beating your staff like a bunch of bad dogs while telling…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Title Insurance

    I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral

    The Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator Wine Dog, if you were born to Sarah Palin, your name would be: Beretta Hockey Palin Since I know how much The Radical loves loves loves ABA’s.  Here’s a little mid day morsel. I wonder how the Bloodless Empire is going to work that one into the financials. And over on Dallas Dirt…will it go round in circles?  I’m dizzy just reading about it.

  • Corporate Wankers,  Rant,  Title Insurance

    Monkeys on the barricades

    It’s a wild day in the neighborhood. AIG has sure made a nice mess for themselves. Here’s some code words for death knell. But wait! There’s more! Looks like they’re calling a pig a pig. Strangely I’m not talking about the Republican platform or the Beauty Queen. I’ve been bagging on World for a while. That Pick-a-Pay was a dog from day one. I was in a discussion yesterday at the marketing meeting about all this mess. One of the guys said “I don’t know how much more bad debt BofA can assume.” I love when anybody says something that makes me think about it afterwards. It’s actually one of…

  • Rant

    Ah sweet mystery of life at last I’ve found you

    The Google keywords are too good today.  It’s time for The Google keywords of the weak week. should i pull my money out of washington mutual (you should keep your accounts under $100k FDIC and all) washington mutual sucks (but the real question is whether or not they pull out of the tailspin) financial title company the mercury cos piercing the corporate veil  (you’ve come to the right place) pukatorium (who googles pukatorium?) yogurt shack contra costa county board of health (that can’t be good) old doberman with continuing cough (once again, take that dog to the vet, pronto!) where does fan mail from some flounder come from (Rocky and…

  • Bush is a Moron

    How long must we sing this song

    So much for Lehman. I’ve got to wonder with BofA picking up Merrill, are they now on the hook for $14 billion? That deal sort of feels like when Sears owned Dean Witter. And who thought WAMU would make it through the weekend? They did. Gotta love this quote: “He’ll talk to regulators, he’ll talk to investors, he’ll talk to big guns who still have money in it, and he’ll talk to employees and figure out their roles,” he says. “Then he’ll figure out what the assets are really worth and which are the most viable and how to manage all the cockamamie mortgages they never should have made.” Charlie…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Title Insurance

    Meat eating orchids forgive no one just yet

    Yesterday I went to the SFMOMA to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. I saw a large exhibit of her work probably 20 years ago at Fort Mason in San Francisco. She wasn’t as popular back then and it was easier to see the work. Still it was a very comprehensive collection of her work, including A Few Nips and the self portrait with the thorn necklace. I’m always amazed at the depiction of organs outside of her body. She did this stuff in the 40’s and early 50’s. The Old Woman was first in nursing school, and then working as a nurse during that period of time (and 40 years…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    With the glass so dark thay wont even know your name

    In my defense, I did not kill my dog yesterday. I wanted to. He clearly climbed up on a counter to take these and then he destroyed them. Now he’s hacking a little and I’m hoping the pieces he ate aren’t going to cause any problems. That is, I hope he didn’t try to kill himself being a bad dog. If you know me in real time, you’ve seen those Ray Bans. Dolphyngyrl’s survey are all taken with those on. A friend told me last night that I can send them back to Ray Ban and they’ll replace them. Apparently they have some sort of Nordstrom like policy. She knew…