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Archive for August, 2010

Dear Paris Hilton…

August 31, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

this is not gum!

~ Frogette

Mexico…adding new dimensions of lawlessness

August 30, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Government, International, Law 2 Comments →

News hit today that 3,200 Mexican Federal police have been fired.  They are accused of, get this, corruption.  In the Mexican police?  Say it isn’t so!

What can you do in a country where you can’t trust the enforcers of the laws?  Despair.

Glenn Beck marches on Washington

August 28, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Politics, Religion 2 Comments →

because apparently conservative Christians just aren’t doing enough politically.  God help us all.

Mark your calendars folks…

August 26, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Entertainment 3 Comments →

because two of my least favorite things are about to collide.  It was announced today that Jr. fame whore Bristol Palin will be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars.  Yippee.  It’s like the entertainment apocalypse!  Thanks Disney.

This is the Republican strategy for the mid-term elections?

August 24, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Economics, Politics 2 Comments →

I am afraid to tell you there is no money left.

~ John Boehner, House Minority Leader

Um, you were the guys who used up all that money, waged an unpopular war, coddled the corporations and sacrificed the middle class Americans.  I really don’t see how this strategy is going to work.  Your fearmongering days are over people, it’s time to realize it.

Stuck in traffic for a month?!

August 23, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Transportation, Travel 2 Comments →

I read this story today about a 9 day traffic jam in China.  9 days.  Can you imagine?  It seems some construction work gummed up the freeway and now trucks and cars are stranded until Sept. 13th.  Yes, Sept. 13th.  That’s with the assistance of 400 police officers.  Sounds like they’ll never untangle the snarl.  Me, I can’t even get my mind around being stuck in traffic for a month.  Time to stop complaining how bad traffic is here!

Things that make you go, “Ewwww!”

August 20, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Health 5 Comments →

First they were in hotels, then in retail stores, finally movie theaters.  Now, bed bugs may in your office too. Yup, the little hitchikers have made it into the working world.  They’re taking over the cubicles, break rooms and even the file drawers.  They’ll move in anywhere they can find space.  It’s just disgusting, they seem to be the lice of the modern age.  Hardy, fast traveling and virtually impossible to eradicate.  I don’t know about you, but this news just makes me feel itchy all over.  Gotta go scratch!

Welcome to the land of the free,

August 19, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Religion 5 Comments →

home of the brave and also the insanely stupid.  I caught wind of this headline today:

Why do 1 in 5 Americans believe President Obama is Muslim?

I’m sorry, what?!  And this actually comes from a distinguished source, the Pew Research Center took a poll indicating that 18% of Americans think Obama is Muslim.  Bizarre.  I mean I just don’t understand how these people completely missed the memo about his being a Christian.  Sure he’s not overtly practicing the way Bill Clinton was, but still.  Did they even follow the last election?  I’m absolutely flabbergasted.

Brett Favre smells money

August 18, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Snark, Society No Comments →

comes out of retirementagain.  And all it took was $20 million dollars.  Who says we’re living in a bad economy?  I say we all retrain and become NFL quarterbacks.

Didn’t I just see this on t.v.?!

August 17, 2010 By: Frogette Category: Commentary, Politics 4 Comments →

The Frog and I have been watching The Wire this past year and we both agree it is some seriously brilliant television.  What we didn’t realize is how prescient it truly was.  In it a dirty politician finesses his way out of corruption charges using nothing but his silver tongue.  Couldn’t really happen, right?  Unless you’re Rod Blagojevich.  The ex-Illinois governor’s trial ended in a deadlock on 23 counts and conviction on just one…lying to federal agents.  So the only thing he’s guilty of is lying about not lying?  Only in America people, only in America.

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