Friday, December 17, 2010

John Galt's Revenge

So the tax cuts will be extended and the President is courting CEOs to get them to spend money and step up hiring. I was watching CNBC the other day with interviews of the various CEOs who met with the President and while they were talking a good game of cooperation with the administration, some of their body language and facial features led me to believe otherwise. Some of the CEOs gave the impression that they were no longer the pitchforkees but rather the ones who would do the pitchforking, metaphorically speaking, of course.

Not so long ago, businesses, in particular, small businesses with little protection from the government were under threat. Taxes, health care and unemployment were all going up and regulations that would stifle growth gave owners no incentive to hire or grow. Owners battened down the hatches by holding money on the sidelines and hired as few people as possible. In essence, they went John Galt, maybe not exactly along the lines of Atlas Shrugged,but for the most part, they withdrew their talents, protected their assets, and let the government feel the heat from those not able to get jobs or benefit from these companies. This heat led Obama to understand that his presidency was in jeopardy and that without the "motors of the world," he could not succeed. But more importantly, these businesses struck a blow against creeping collectivism. Good for them.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Amy Alkon:
She does these icky things like leaving the bathroom door open when she's taking a poop, picks her zits to the point that they're open sores, and cuts a fart and then comes to bed -- and expects the guy to be all sexed up for her.

Yeah, I know -- ick. ....

The question is, have any of you guys had any luck communicating to a woman under similar circumstances that she needs to take care of herself and not show all in order to be attractive to you?

After reading Amy's post, I really think that the woman in question needs to get the book Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again. The authors would certainly set her straight.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gifts for boys and teens 4-18

Are you looking for a fun toy for the boy or teen on your list? Here are the most popular ones that readers have been buying up from Amazon:

First is the the Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 that can build over 750 experiments with 80 parts. Next is the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 which is described as follows:
Take LEGO to the next level with MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0. Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with a microcomputer brick and intuitive programming software, this building kit enables you to construct robots that see, speak, feel, and move. Designed for ages 10 and up, the 2.0 robotics tool set features everything you need to create and program your first robot in approximately one hour.

Finally, a popular item is the Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists. This kit is for younger kids from 4-8:
This smartly designed science kit allows young scientists to perform several amazing science experiments that range from erupting a color-changing volcano to growing colorful, jiggly crystals. Young scientists will learn about basic principles behind the science including the difference between acids and bases, and how to use a test tube and pipette.

The last toy mentions that adult supervision is necessary. Anyway, that seems to be what people are buying at Amazon for younger guys. If you have some additional suggestions, drop them in the comment section.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Do men have to wear a "girdle" now to get a job?

I saw a commercial last night on cable for the "Slim-T," a slimming type "girdle" for men. One man in the commercial remarked that with the job market being so tough, the only way he got the job was the Slim-T. Good grief, who says men don't have to look good to get a job? We always hear from feminists that looks matter for women to move ahead. It seems to be the same for men....It's a hard life out there for men these days.

Watch the commercial and tell me if you would wear a "Slim t-shirt" like this one?