• Bush is a Moron,  Dogs,  Stuck on Stupid

    He grabbed a carton of milk and he poured a glass

    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Endless Bummers www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party Hopefully that code stuck.  And for all those folks out there who are bitching about civilians telling the Generals “how to do their jobs” uh, that’s the way it’s been in this country forever.  Keeping in mind that Obama kept Bush’s guy in place.  Yeah, Gates is Bush’s guy.  Robert McNamara ran the Viet Nam war and had no background in defense matters.   He spent three years in the Army Air Force starting in 1943.  That’s it.  There was plenty of kvetching about the strategy back then…

  • Title Insurance

    Look around everywhere you turn is heartache

    Today’s just a quicky.  Yes, I’ve been busy.  Yes, I know you’ve all figured out that the lack of posts equals busy Wine Dog.  Just hope that my busyness translates to business. In from OTG, the Evil Empire walked in and decimated their claims department in Irvine. No notice, just swooped in and canned all the attorneys, claims officers and assistants.  I guess they are transferring all the files to Florida and Omaha. Are you sure they aren’t processing those claims in Bangalore?  Wine industry, are you listening to me?  Thought not. And file this one under “That’s going to leave a mark”.  A little more from Source of Title. …

  • Corporate Wankers,  Dogs,  Stuck on Stupid

    I’m a uptown third ward magnolia t.c. driver

    This morning might be the Jim Rose Flying Circus version of PBE.  First up, Kevin Costner.  I kept hearing his name, and here we are 63 days and Bull Durham is the guy that’s supposed to save the day.  Interesting.  I thought maybe it was another Kevin Costner, but it’s not.  So we have elected on Governor for starring in a bunch of movies, we’re running another one who’s claim to fame is running an internet startup that actually took off and Bull Durham is the guy with the machine that may just save the day. I suspect Obama’s doing a lot more in the background than any of us…

  • Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Corporate Wankers

    What goes up, must come down and down and down

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Have we had enough of BP yet? Or Joe Barton? I heard an amazing economist speak last week.  Carol Rodoni managed to cover damn near everything in the current economy and connect it to Contra Costa real estate in about 90 minutes.  She touched on BP.  I’ve heard her speak before and believe her to be pretty conservative fiscally.  She said that she believes that BP is criminally negligent and will be charged as well they should be.  I found that to be interesting.  She has been 100% right on everything I’ve heard her talk about.  I hope…

  • Dogs

    Those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul

    Today is short and sweet. Every now and again, something comes together exactly perfectly.  The family that was supposed to visit Sherman at the rescue came down around noon yesterday.  He is with his new family heading home this morning.  I always tell dogs exactly what’s going to happen if I can.  I’ve always told my dogs when I would be back if I were going out of town, how many sleeps before I returned.  I told Sherman he was going to stay with a lady and some other dogs and he would have alot of room to run for a few days.  Then some people were going to come…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Where trouble melts like lemon drops

    Sherman is up at the rescue now. We miss him, but I know that he would become a big boy and he would fight violently with Bubba.  That’s what male Dobermans in the same home do.  Only Magnum P.I. has “the boys.”  He knew.  I imagine that’s because I told him.  And he’s that good of a dog.  Someone is going to get a great little dog.  He’s in good hands now.  That little dog didn’t have a single “accident” when he was here.  Outside every single time.  He barked in the morning to let me know he wanted to go out.  But he was afraid.  After I hooked him…

  • Boycott Foley Family Wines

    I don’t know if I can yell any louder

    Today is a good day.  Y’all get to watch me weave this post together. A little event occurred this week.  It was not lost on the Wine Dog.  The Burgermeister bought Chalk Hill Winery.  Supposedly he plans to live in the palacial main house.  I suppose the good news is to those in Whitefish, Montana, who, if you’re reading the comments sections are a little over his act.  Of course, the title insurance business is beyond over his act, but the wine business doesn’t know what they’re in for yet.  I’ve sounded the alarm but it’s fallen on deaf ears.  Let this be the “I told you so” post.  He…

  • Wine of the Day

    I’m gonna sing those songs that offend the censors

    [youtube DmeUuoxyt_E] Every now and again you get to meet a rock star. I got to meet one tonight at Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants. Pam Starr. Rock star. She’s got a resume that’s as long as all of our arms put together. She’s got stops at Sonoma-Cutrer, Edna Valley, Carmenet and one of my favs, Spottswoode. She teamed up with Charlie Crocker and is doing some amazing things. More important, she’s fun and engaging.  The guy I was chatting with wasn’t a Sauvignon Blanc fan. She makes two and cajoled him into trying both. Two damn fine Sauv blancs. She has a second label, I think it’s Bridesmaid? I want…

  • Cycling,  Dogs

    Then everything went black

    How cute is this? [youtube D5htJ91oFzs] Yeah, that’s cute.  Now who was the dumb ass that recommended I watch Hachiko?  You suck.  Although I’m fascinated that it was based on a true story, which is really cool.  Although stuffing and mounting him is kind of weird On the other hand, it’s been hot here and here’s something we don’t see in slow motion at The Farm [youtube 63Ch2pNkZwU] I harvested my fava beans on Saturday.  I resisted the temptation to serve them with liver and a nice Chianti.  Instead I got some hot Italian sausage, the fava beans, the last of the chard and some whole wheat fettuchini.  I dressed…