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Tough guys have dogs
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 01/13/2008 14:22:59

Remember that kid in High School who had to be the best at everything? The biggest, the loudest, the best at sports, the best hair, the hottest girlfriend. That annoying big shot that everyone hated, but all the other guys wanted to hang around with, and all the girls wanted to date. Well, most of the girls. Maybe you were that guy. I was NOT that girl.

These guys always had some little peon that would hang around them, continuing to boost their reputation, doing the big shots homework and taking the fall when he messed up. All the while hoping and praying that the big shot would throw something, anything, their way.

The peons were like the little dog in those Warner Bros cartoons, Chester, an enthusiastic little terrier that would follow the big bulldog, Spike, around - bouncing at his feet and stroking his ego: “That’s my pal, Spike, and he’s big and brave”.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q151/velveeta_jones/cartoons/Spikechester1.jpg



Well, those little Chester’s have grown up and are now running for President of the United States as a Republican.




C’mon, does anyone think any of these guys were ever “Big Man on Campus”? Would a Fred Thompson or a Rudy Giuliani have young hot (some say) wives unless they had something else to temp them with. (The mind wanders at what exactly that could be, but gag reflex prevents Velveeta from going into those deep dark recesses of the mind).

Well now they want to be the "bulldog", the big shot, the bad-assed tough guy. And
they want to prove it. How tough? Huckabee and Thompson had to one-up each other at the FOX news SC debate the other night, with Fred calling Mike Huckabee a "Liberal" (gasp).

“On the one hand,” he said, “you have the Reagan revolution, you have the Reagan coalition of limited government and strong national security. And the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies.”


And when asked about whether the US Navy had taken the proper action on the
Iranian speedboats Huckabee said: “Be prepared, first, to put your sights on the American vessel. And then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of Hell, because that is exactly what you will see after that." The gates of Hell!! Damn!! He’s channeling John Wayne and Ronny Raygun at the same time.

Not to be outdone, Thompson adds this: "I think one more step and they would have been introduced to those virgins that they're looking forward to seeing," Whoops. Uh, Fred these were Iranians……not Al Qaeda terrorists. Close enough for FOX viewers though.

Rudy and Romney continue to nitpick on whose immigration reform is worse, er, better. Romney says that “Mr. Sanctuary-City Rudy” has a plan that is just amnesty. No, no its not amnesty, insists Rudy. Its just letting them stay in this country as long as they pay a $5000 fine, pay taxes (no tax cuts for them?), use a swipable biometric ID, get fingerprinted, get a micro-chip, learn to speak and write English, promise not to break any laws, spend time in prison for the ones they did break and build the fence that will keep out their families. Simple! By the way, Rudy wants illegal’s to learn English (its already a condition of becoming a documented alien) yet he’s doing an ad in Florida in………..Spanish?
O---kaaaaay.

But Rudy is such a bad-ass, I’m surprised he’s not already a member of a notorious motorcycle gang. This is the guy that put the office of Emergency Management INSIDE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AFTER IT WAS ALREADY BOMBED! Now, that’s a crotch grabbing FU if ever I saw one!

Rudy is so damn tough, he’s not even campaigning in most states. Total bad-ass! Even his staff is taking a pay cut:


Rudolph W. Giuliani’s senior campaign aides have given up their paychecks for the month to help save dwindling campaign funds as Mr. Giuliani heads into the crucial primary races where he has staked his candidacy.

With weeks to go until the Jan. 29 primary in Florida and the so-called Super Tuesday races on Feb. 5 in many major states including California, New Jersey and New York, Mr. Giuliani’s campaign has $7 million in cash on hand, the campaign reported.

Mr. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, has directed his entire effort toward winning the big contests, which are in expensive media markets and require extensive spending to ensure placing his message on the airwaves.


These are some tough mother f*ckers , people:

* Rudy is ready to take on Islamic Jihadists ™ with his bare hands. (see his ad in TriSec’s blog yesterday).
* Huckabee is going to crusade against all non Christians, brown people, smokers, abortionists, gays, fat people and anyone who is not currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
* Romney has that swell hair, is exactly like Ronald Reagan and will fight the war against gays and terrorists, as long as his son’s can drive around the country in RV‘s.
* McCain promises to continue this war until Bush tells him its okay to stop.
* Thompson is going to cut twice as many taxes as GWBush, HW Bush and Reagan combined, then blow up all sanctuary cities.
* Ron Paul will personally run a sword through the IRS, the Dept of Education, the Dept of Health and Human Services, every single Hospital and free clinic, and of course, NPR.

Above all, they are going to take this country back from all of us limp wristed pansies that say "we want peace". Damn it. Get a gun and go shoot your neighbor you nancy-boy!

59 comments (Latest Comment: 01/14/2008 04:21:24 by livingonli)
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Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 15:40:10
Fristy pants.



It seems like the entire GOP is like a bunch of kids who haven't grown up since High School indeed.

Comment by shelaghc on 01/13/2008 16:20:28
Over five hundred videotapes dropped off at a recycling center yesterday.



Woohoo!



Of course, I might have just as many more that I'm hauling to my new abode for transfer to DVD.



:-/



OTOH, I think I found a place in Pittsburgh that takes tapes for recycling after I'm done with them.



Woohoo!

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/13/2008 17:05:50
500 video tapes! Day-am!! You are quite the collector.



*sigh* I am a huge fan of WB cartoons (old Bugs Bunny, especially). I had 10 video tapes that I recently threw away. They were mostly unedited versions of the cartoons (before they were forced to be "PC") taped during the late 70's early 80's. They were ruined - I never got around to transfering them.



What transfer method are you going to use?

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 17:09:59
I should go through my videotapes. I have every episode available of the original Doctor Who series that I taped off my various PBS stations.

Comment by BobR on 01/13/2008 18:27:39
Wow Velveeta! Totally kick-ass blog post! :P



Good job upping the quality level of the blog. It's inspiring me to write better myself.

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 18:47:44
Good afternoon all. I am currently trying to make reparations to me Mac sheen.... Somethng is terribly wrong with the old girl.



The computer is not suppsed to boot into the open source code... :(

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 18:47:54
So is Raine going to be catching the Giants-Cowboys game at 4:30?

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 18:48:48
I'm really wishing now that I knew more about computers. Maybe I would have gotten a better job.

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 18:49:46
Great sunday blog VJ.



I suspect it will be follwed by my usual Monday blog, which will be something like this:
IT is monday.



The republicans still suck.



See you inside.



:peace and :heart:

Raine




:rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 19:05:05
Quote by Raine: Great sunday blog VJ.



I suspect it will be follwed by my usual Monday blog, which will be something like this:
IT is monday.



The republicans still suck.



See you inside.



:peace: and :heart:

Raine




:rofl:




:rofl: Just think of the time you save spent writing. Don't forget the and





Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 20:08:49
Time to go head to the salt mine. I hope that someone works it out se we can see the game and am not stuck following it on sportsline.com



GO GIANTS!

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/13/2008 21:03:50
Thanks for the compliments on the blog...........I was worried cause I over-slept this morning and had serious writers block, couldn't think of a damn thing to say.



When all else fails..........rag on the Repulicans.

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 21:09:57
Go chargers!!!!

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 21:17:35
Buh bye Colts.... :P

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 21:40:34
it's time for kickoff!!!



:xfingers:



Go Giants! (Liv are you getting the game at work?)

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 21:53:59
YEAH BABY!!!! Giants score!!!

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 22:00:17
:grumble: FAce mask penalty, Giants... 1st down, Dallas... Jeez!

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 22:32:23
Tied up. PEnalty DAllas. Giants just got a first down

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 22:35:52
*sigh*

Comment by Raine on 01/13/2008 22:38:18
I kinda like that the Writers strike has meant that fox doesn't show all the 24 promos!!! :D

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 22:39:36
Quote by Raine: it's time for kickoff!!!



:xfingers:



Go Giants! (Liv are you getting the game at work?)


Nah. I have to follow on Sportsline. I have a 7 PM break so since I have to go out I can listen on the FAN.

Comment by livingonli on 01/13/2008 22:40:40
Quote by Raine: I kinda like that the Writers strike has meant that fox doesn't show all the 24 promos!!! :D


Or how about that there's no 24 eihter.

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:18:23
the game is taking years off my life....

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:20:00
The offensive line fell apart and totally sacked Roma... sady the giants get te ball at the 3 yard line....

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:20:35
3rd and short coming up for the giants





Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:21:30
*sigh* they didn't get the down... :(

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:25:36
A giants penalty???





Yup. holding... Shite.

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/14/2008 00:25:59
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: I kinda like that the Writers strike has meant that fox doesn't show all the 24 promos!!! :D


Or how about that there's no 24 eihter.




Be prepared for lots on bad TV, reruns and reality shows.

I had a friend visiting me this week who works for NBC. No movement at all on the strike - a nothing forthcoming.

Directors union (DGA) contracts are up next and talks start this week. Then, the actors contracts are up. There is already talk of a possible strike. Even Radio hosts could be affected because AFTRA may want a piece of the pie. (The arguments are over risiduals that play over digital mediums).



Good time to buy board games.



Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:28:18
UH oh 2 fouls... Illegal formation offense...



And the other flag was????

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:28:43
NO OTHER PENALTY! we are now to 3rd and 9!

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:32:33
Dallas isn't looking too good right now.

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:34:50
Quote by velveeta jones:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: I kinda like that the Writers strike has meant that fox doesn't show all the 24 promos!!! :D


Or how about that there's no 24 eihter.




Be prepared for lots on bad TV, reruns and reality shows.

I had a friend visiting me this week who works for NBC. No movement at all on the strike - a nothing forthcoming.

Directors union (DGA) contracts are up next and talks start this week. Then, the actors contracts are up. There is already talk of a possible strike. Even Radio hosts could be affected because AFTRA may want a piece of the pie. (The arguments are over risiduals that play over digital mediums).



Good time to buy board games.



Wow. I didn't know all those contracts were up!



Glad I do not watch too much TV.



Time to dust off the ol' scrabble game! (Raine loves scrabble... believe ti ro nto. :P)

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:36:30
Giants at the 12. First down... Dallas only has one time out...

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:41:54
OMG... under 2 minutes left....

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:43:27
SHIT.

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:45:46
False start pernaly on DAllas. still 1st down, 5 yrad penalty

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:57:06
THE GIANTS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:57:51
:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 00:58:21
I think I have lost my voice from screaming so loud!!!

Comment by livingonli on 01/14/2008 01:28:00
Quote by Raine: I think I have lost my voice from screaming so loud!!!


At least it's a good cause. Was on my break and heard the final of the game in the car.



Next stop, Green Bay. Break out the ear muffs.

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 01:30:36
Terrell Owens just cried in his portion of the press conference.

Comment by livingonli on 01/14/2008 01:41:16
I thought there was no crying in football.



So, did Jessica Simpson help jinx the Cowboys?

Comment by Raine on 01/14/2008 01:47:08
Quote by livingonli: I thought there was no crying in football.



So, did Jessica Simpson help jinx the Cowboys?


I did not see Jessica... But my god... Terrell crying... The man who used to push around Dovan McNalb.... the big bad ass from philly, crying becuase the press thought they should bot blame Romo for the loss...



And yes, thanks to Hillary, I guess everyone is allowed to cry :P

Comment by livingonli on 01/14/2008 01:50:39
If it works for Hillary, it can work for anyone. She's become a trend setter. :P

Comment by TriSec on 01/14/2008 01:59:32
Evening, folks! TriSec very happy with the out of town scoreboard today! :party:





Comment by TriSec on 01/14/2008 02:10:54
Well folks, I've got some news in the offing...



Mrs. TriSec and I had a looong chat about our living situation in this fair Commonwealth.



Our lease is up in May, and our landlord is averaging around a 6% increase this year. I know of two people that have recently resigned from the Tenant's Association because their increases priced them out of the complex.



Athena is opening a satellite office in Belfast, Maine. I already volunteered for the training list....but I think I'm going to put my name on the "willing to relocate" list very soon.



The cost of living is killing us here....and it's only going one way.





And as long as I'm into a muse...one of my resolutions this year was to listen to more music. I'm not putting a lot on my iPod...I'm going old-school and have brought my old CD player into the office. Today I went digging and found my old cassette walkman (circa early 90s) that will also be heading to my desk. As it turns out, much of my best jazz is on tape; I've converted some, but not all to CD. I was going through it tonight and finding some old friends in Gamalon, the Heavy Metal Horns, Jean-Luc Ponty, and oodles of Chick Corea....this'll be fun listening over the next few weeks.



Oh, and I found my first cell phone, too. (which I kept on purpose..I'll have to take a picture sometime, it's a riot!)





Comment by livingonli on 01/14/2008 02:22:55
What's going to happen to the major cities when your typical working person can't afford to live in them? I know with my expenses going up and my wages not following suit I should be considering options (and a possible career change since TV work pays crap in a lot of places).

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/14/2008 02:28:11
Meanwhile, Velveeta is still looking for a job. Damn, I'm gonna have to stop being so picky.



*sigh* I can always get back into the business........but I do love living here in NC. Its been my dream to live quietly for a change.



(by "business" I mean performing arts entertainment, not that kind of business, you sickos).

Comment by BobR on 01/14/2008 03:43:41
Wow, Tri - moving to Maine? That could be very cool. I checked the map - it's right on the water. Not sure how you feel about it, but since you are willing to move there, I'd consider that a positive.



And Velveeta - no one here was thinking THAT kind of business. We know you're in the second-oldest profession, not the oldest. It seems like Asheville would be a good place for that kind of opportunity.





Comment by BobR on 01/14/2008 03:46:11
Quote by livingonli: What's going to happen to the major cities when your typical working person can't afford to live in them? I know with my expenses going up and my wages not following suit I should be considering options (and a possible career change since TV work pays crap in a lot of places).


You should consider Turner Broadcasting here in Atlanta. They have a lot of channels, CNN is down here, the Weather Channel...



Just sayin'... :peace:



EDIT: Of course, there's no water, but that's a whole 'nuther story (and you NEED a car...)