Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Big T Pic of the Day

Whether you like him or not you have to admit he is on a roll, and its pretty amazing what he has accomplished this far.

The Hillary Clinton Meltdown

Yesterday the top story in the media quickly turned from “Obama is leading in New Hampshire” to “Hillary may drop out of race if she loses in New Hampshire.” (See Country boy’s suggested reading below) Of course her staff says she is in the race until the convention, but seriously, what else are they going to say?

The fact is Hillary Clinton’s campaign is struggling, and she is in deep trouble. So we can expect to see a few changes between now and Super Tuesday on Feb. 5.

I expect there will be some firing and hiring going on amongst the campaign staff in the very near future. Also Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has announced they plan to be more aggressive and open… whatever that means. Aggressive, I can see. Open? No way.

The media has also been running with the Hillary getting emotional in a coffee shop with New Hampshire voters. There she was with eyes tearing up, saying how personal this campaign is, and she doesn’t want to see us fall backwards. How hard it is to look good everyday for reporters…boo hoo… I say call 1-800-waa-haaa! After all it was her choice to step into this arena.

If Hillary can’t take the pressure from a media that has been fairly nice to her compared to how they have treated President George W. Bush the last eight years, how does she plan to handle the pressure of the White House in such turbulent times that we find ourselves in?One also has to wonder if a good cry is the right way to connect to female voters? After all, even they are deserting her for a smoother Barack Obama.

Clinton’s tears were certainly topic of conversation around the media roundtable yesterday. Almost makes you wonder if it was sincere or was it staged? (watch video here)

My guess is they were sincere. I think Hillary Clinton found herself uncontrollably tearing up amongst voters yesterday because she is nearing meltdown. She just can’t believe that her campaign is failing. This was supposed to be her time. She was supposed to coast to the nomination. They were supposed to roll out the red carpet from Iowa all the way to the White House! How dare these voters reject her? Who the hell do they think they are?

Hillary is supposed to be the star of the Democrat Party; she is the one with the money and the experience. She has Bill Clinton, Elvis among democrats, in her corner, but she doesn’t seem to be the one with the votes.

Hillary already knew that republicans didn’t like her, but now she is finally finding out what her own party outside of New York thinks about her.

I am not a doctor, never played one on TV, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!

I am not a doctor, hell, I am not even smart enough to play one on TV, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once. Apparently, that makes me qualified to play doctor to my own health needs under the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain.

The British government has come up with a brilliant plan to save a whole lot of money in the NHS budget. If you have a health problem, just take care of it yourself!That is right, No consulting a doctor or going to a hospital, instead patients in Britain’s socialized, national run healthcare system will be encouraged to carry out “self-care.” Oh, but not to worry…this is just until they can figure out a way to curb the spending.

It’s really all right; the NHS is just trying to get rid of those not so important trips to the doctor and emergency room. You know, like people dealing with arthritis, asthma and heart failure! Yeah, it says heart failure. These types of patience will be treating themselves with self-care.

Some of the self-care patients will have to apply includes using equipment placed in the home to monitor heart activity, blood pressure and lung capacity and then relay that information to doctors by phone or computer link. Patience will also administer their own drugs and other treatments to manage pain.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown claims this is an improvement that will allow patients to “play a far more active role in managing their own condition.” How about allowing patients to take a far more active roll of their healthcare by privatizing the system and letting market forces determine where people can get the best care for the best price. Now that is what I call self-care.

Oh yeah, The British Department of Health calls their situation an “exciting opportunity.”I wonder how the citizens of Great Britain feel about their “exciting opportunity” to be forced into a broken universal health care system and told you’re on your own.

Just the thought of government controlled universal healthcare gives me a headache…

Hey Al Gore! It is snowing in Mexico and South America!

Here is your global warming update.US Ski resorts rejoice over the best snowfall in 30 years! Taos , New Mexico got 60 inches of snow in a week…must have been global warming…

frozen iguanas are falling from trees in South Florida because it’s freezing.

Freezing temperatures and snow in Mexico. In Mexico? How about it Mr. Gore, explain that global warming thing again…

Boston Globe Columnist Jake Jacoby asks, where did global warming go? Jacoby points out record snow falls in New Hampshire , and extremely cold weather in places like South America . Buenos Aires received its first snowfall in 89 years! Oh yeah, the global temperature has decreased since 1998.

This global warming news was actually printed in the New York Times?And now scientists are predicting a "slightly cooler" 2008. Although these scientists still believe that 1998 is the warmest year on record ...

Perhaps 2008 will be the year that we come to realize Al Gore and his global warming scare has been nothing but a scam? One can only hope.Here's a rational thinking Canadian who understands the implications of the Kyoto protocol and doesn't buy into what the global warming crowd is selling.

Country Boy's suggested reading and viewing from around the web

Facing defeat in New Hampshire Matt Drudge at the Drudge report says there is now talk of Hilary’s possible early exit from the campaign.

Meanwhile Hillary’s problems continue, Obama jumps out front in New Hampshire.
He’s not the “comeback kid” any more. Bill Clinton speaking to rows of empty seats as people filed out midway through his speech at the University of New Hampshire . I wonder if this ever happened to Elvis?
He’s not the “comeback kid” any more. Bill Clinton speaking to rows of empty seats as people filed out midway through his speech at the University of New Hampshire . I wonder if this ever happened to Elvis?
George McGovern wants to impeach George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Isn’t George McGovern one of the biggest losers in the history of American politics? Why yes, he is…Who the hell cares what he has to say?
George McGovern wants to impeach George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Isn’t George McGovern one of the biggest losers in the history of American politics? Why yes, he is…Who the hell cares what he has to say?
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told 60 minutes that nobody else other than Benazir Bhutto was responsible for her own death. Wow, Mr. Sensitivity.
Three inmates in Illinois are suing the Illinois sheriff for $2 million, complaining that the cookies and cakes are served soggy. Wow…I guess these guys have never ate what the US Army has to offer.
North Dakota is getting federal money (that means your tax dollars) to fund a heating aid program for low income households. The program costs $12.7 million a year! How about we give them luggage and a ticket to a warmer climate? It would be cheaper…
Mike Huckabee wants to amend the Constitution to prevent children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens from automatically becoming American citizens
Tata Motors of India introduces the $2,500 automobile. You will probably never see it in the US though...emission laws won't allow it.
Ret. Col. David Hunt has a column titled “Being a Soldier during Christmas.” Excellent read.
Ret. Lt. Col. Ollie North names his person of the year: The American Soldier (not Vladimir Putin like the Times. North says during 2007, his choice built more than 575 schools in two countries, opened nearly 500 public health clinics and hospitals, provided clean drinkable water and electricity for more than six million people.
Apparently it takes John Edwards at least 2 minutes to get all of his hair just right.

Big T's Kewl Beans

How long are your lifestyle decisions going to let you live? Here is the life expectancy calculator. Looks like you folks are going to have to deal with me until I am 83.
Have you gotten your Dr. Hillcare doll yet? They'll probably be a collector's item after she loses in New Hampshire and drops out of the race today. (I am working on this optimistic thing from my new years resolution)
I know it is only January, but I just figured out what I want for Christmas… A new 108 inch LCD TV from Sharp!