Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Nose Knows

Free market! Free market! Free market my ass.

'Welfare' comes in all shapes and sizes.

Have you been paying your mortgage on time? Sucker.:

"Looking to buy your first home, but you waited because prices were just a bit too high? Or did you buy a home and have been diligently paying your mortgage on time?

Well screw you , courtesy of the Bush administration.

The Bush administration is now talking about expanding their little mortgage bail out to people with prime loans too. That means pretty much everyone who simply gambled and lost or just didn't want to pay their bills on time. And what's worse, it means people who pay a lot less than you for the same mortgage will get to keep that sweet little deal for the next five years, courtesy of the Bush administration, simply because they didn't pay their bills on time and you did. Yes, they not only pay less than you each month for the same freaking mortgage, but because they didn't pay their bills on time, they get to keep paying less than you for years to come. Had they paid their bills on time, or simply not gambled, their mortgage payment would now be in line with yours, or even higher. But why not reward stupidity? We've been doing it for 7 years"


Why Some Women Wear Too Much Perfume:

"Women who doll up with too much perfume might not know it because they're depressed.

That's the conclusion of Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, a physician and autoimmune disease researcher at Tel Aviv University in Israel who studies 'autoantibodies.' This class of chemicals launches attacks against the body's cells, often in patients with autoimmune disease such as lupus.

'Our scientific findings suggest that women who are depressed are also losing their sense of smell, and may overcompensate by using more perfume,' he said."

As someone who often has sinus issues (I've broken my nose 3 times) I'm going to give this a try. I'll let you know how it goes.

Short, Stout, Has a Handle on Colds:

"Originally part of a millennia-old Indian yogic tradition, the practice of nasal irrigation — jala neti — is performed with a small pot that looks like a cross between Aladdin’s lamp and your grandmother’s gravy boat. The neti pot made its way into this country in the early 1970s as a yoga meditation device, but even as yoga became mainstream, the neti pot remained on the fringes of alternative culture.

That is, until now. Due to a confluence of influences, the neti pot is having what can only be termed a moment, sold in drugstores, health food stores, even at Wal-Mart and Walgreens."

A reason to never go to St. Charles, MO.

Bill would ban swearing in bars :

"ST. CHARLES, Mo. - What the ...? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music.

City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights"


townser said...

Shit, I fucking drove through god damn St. Charles twice last week. That son of a bitch of a town is damn well coming off my route.

As for the free market, any time I am involved in some sort of political discussion (typically, heated as of late)and some a-hole uses those words, or worse yet, says Ayn Rand, I truly have a difficult time not laughing in their face. I am considering just going with the 'fingers in the ears, la la la la' method the next time it happens. I'll let you know how it goes.

JPW said...

Fuck yeah, on the St-fucking-Charles route. I would like to see them pass the law just to see how in the hell they would enforce it? I'd legally change my name to Mr. Fuck. See how they dealt with that.

I'm on a family email list and the other day one of my cousins sent this made up story about a college professor and a student and a tale about pigs, corn and how it relates to the socialism apparently taking over the U.S. In short, it was this very tortured logic of having gov programs creates communisim. Typical right wing BS.

Next day another email from another cousin comes around about these flip-flops from China that are being sold in Wal-Marts. Apparently these flip-flops are made of a substance that burns the shit out of your feet. Email had pics of a person who feet where totally screwed by said flip-flops.

Unfortunately, these folks couldn't make the connection.

My smart ass had to respond all and say "Who needs gov regulation, right?" Buyer beware, right?

binky said...

Re: neti pot... buy one now. They take a little getting used to (positioning etc) but they really help, especially for those of us who chronically suffer nasal allergies. Just make sure the water isn't too cold, or you'll get a wicked "ice cream headache."

JPW said...

kick ass for the rec, binky. I'll going to go get one in the next couple of days.