Monday, October 8, 2012


§         Analysis your bills and see which ones you can live without.
§         Don’t stress out about trying to pay off your debt all at once.
§         Focus on one bill at a time.
§         If you get a tax refund you may want to consider taking “some” of the refund to pay off debt.  The rest you can put aside for emergencies.


§         You can do volunteer work. 
§         Brush up on basic job skills that fit your profession.
§         Go to a religious function. Prayer has never hurt anybody.
§         Take a college course at your local community college.
§         Take up a hobby. 
§         There are also a lot of free outdoor events that you can go to and most of them are for the entire family. 

1.      DON’T PLAYER HATE. If someone is doing better than you look to them as a guide and see what they did to get where they are now. They could have some valuable information. If they don’t want to share any information then just keep it moving.
2.      GET AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY.  Negativity can drain your energy and make you loose focus.
3.      DON’T BE AFRAID OF CHANGE. None of us know the future but don’t be afraid of it.

 AND ALWAYS REMEMBER……………………………………….


Sunday, September 30, 2012

THE LISA AFFECT: ELECTION DAY RIOTS ? 10/04 by The Lisa Affect | Blog Talk Radio

THE LISA AFFECT: ELECTION DAY RIOTS ? 10/04 by The Lisa Affect | Blog Talk Radio



Earlier this year an Andy Warhol silver silkscreen image of Elvis sold for $37 million dollars at Sotheby’s contemporary art sale in New York!!! 

I'm trying to figure out exactly what t is art. That’s the question I have asked myself millions of times. You have the art snobs who look down on you if you think a painting made out of paper cups looks dumb. Then again those same people will see a mural in the inner city of the Mona Lisa as being so low class. 

Then you have the people that think every scrap of paper is art!

It’s like wine. If everyone likes a wine and you don’t they say it’s because you don’t understand the complexity of the grape. That still doesn’t change the fact that it may taste like sugary cough medicine! 

I think the definition of art depends on who's in power and who controls the population. That's why the works of Andy Warhol are famous and generate tons of revenue no matter how silly they are and the works of a Black painter or sculptor goes unnoticed. Unless it's Black History Month!

Maybe that's why I know about Renoir, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Monet but for a million dollars it would be hard for me to name five famous Asian painters. 

 After working hard all day there are times when I feel I should just make a painting out of liquid paper or paper clips and sell it to bunch of dumb entertainers for millions and then just sit back and watch the money pour in!

Isn’t that what Andy did?


Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Male Weight Loss Guy on ScaleThis is something I have never heard of but there have been some inmates on death row who say if they are executed it would be cruel and usual punishment.

A man in Ohio, who's scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection in January said if he's executed it, would be a "torturous and lingering death". He's 480 pounds and he feels the execution gurney might not be able to hold him. He claims his weight, vein access, scar tissue, depression and other medical problems raises the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.

His lawyers have already filed papers with the federal court last week. So far the prison department hasn't released a statement. There probably too busy laughing at this ridiculous excuse!    

It may sound silly but one death row inmate actually won his case!

In 1994 a Washington state judge took a 400 pound murderer off death row because the court agreed that hanging someone that heavy would constitute cruel and usual punishment because decapitation could occur. The inmate eventually died of liver disease in 2006.  He had murdered two bank tellers Twila Capron and Candace Hemmig at point-blank range in a 1981 robbery. He got away with $4,000.00.

However, in 2008, federal courts rejected arguments by a condemned double-killer whose attorneys tried to argue that the prison food and limited opportunities to exercise contributed to his weight problem that would make it difficult for the execution team to find a viable vein for lethal injection. He was 5-foot-7 and weighed 267 pounds. He was executed later that year. He was responsible for killing University of Akron students Wendy Offredo, age 21 and Dawn McCreery, age 20. Him and another loser beat, raped, tortured, and choked the women to death. They also carved X's into their abdomens.

I purposely didn’t use the names of the murders because they already get too much publicity. The more they kill the more famous they get. If these losers keep complaining about being obese why don’t we put them on a real strict starvation diet !!!!!!


Friday, September 7, 2012


CNN feels the President Obama’s DNC speech last night was great and Fox News feels he made more promises he may not be able to keep. So what else is new!

If you love Obama and are currently employed his speech was just icing on the cake. If you’re unemployed you may be asking yourself do you cross your fingers and give him four more years. If you’re a Republican you probably, like Romney, didn’t even bother to watch the speech at all!

The speech came at a bad time because the unemployment numbers were released today and the numbers aren’t good. According to the Department of Labor 96,000 jobs were added last month, down from 141,000 jobs in July. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July. The media states the unemployment rate fell slightly due to the fact some people have given up looking for work.

The speeches are over. The balloons have popped, the confetti has been cleaned up, and those who attended the conventions are back to their regular lives.

Now the real work begins!


Thursday, September 6, 2012


I’m not a big Bill Clinton fan but I must admit last night this guy had me sold!  He could sell ice to Eskimos!

His DNC speech gave Obama the boost that he has needed for quite some time.

He quoted Ronald Reagan and had some kind words to say about George Bush. Who else but Clinton can have thousands of Democrats clapping enthusiastically for both Reagan and Bush!  

He asked the crowd were they better now than they were four years ago. He answered the question for them. He said; No. Is the President satisfied? Of course not. But are we better off than we were when he took office?" A lot of other Democrats have been afraid to answer that question and Romney has been using that question as his key campaign message. 

Clinton is urging all of us to give Obama four more years to turn things around. He made the argument that no other president, including him could have fully repaired the economy in just four years.    

For the most part his speech didn’t focus on Republican bashing or a lot of corny jokes but focused more on the current issues and that won the crowd over.

Some reporters are even saying that Clinton’s speech saved the Obama presidency last night.

I don’t know about that but I do know that Obama does owe Clinton a BIG thank you!



In case you have never watched the Dr. Oz Show let me break it down for you; Dr. Oz is a protege of Oprah Winfrey. He would do guest appearances on her show and, like Dr. Phil he got his own show. Typical show topics include:

              Warning Signs Your Aging Too Fast

             4 Body Pains That Could Mean Cancer

             5 Warning Signs of the #1 Killer of Women

             Your Most Dangerous Risk Factors for Alzheimer

             Is Your Orange Juice Safe to Drink?

             What’s Your Risk for Stomach Cancer? 


After watching one of his shows I was afraid to touch my bacteria coated remote! I thought I might get some sort of illness!


He’ll talk about one set of fruits, vegetables, and vitamins that you can take to ward off one disease and another set of fruits, vegetables, and vitamins to ward off another disease.


Do you have the space and the money for all those exotic fruits, vitamins, and vegetables?  If you do God bless you because your one of the lucky ones.


He also discusses rare disorders and diseases that you may want to discuss with your doctor and consider getting a check up. 


Does he know that the average medical plan probably doesn’t cover checks ups for weird and rare disorders that a person isn’t even prone to?


Is he helpful or just a bearer of bad news? You’ll have to be the judge of that. But if you sneeze I wouldn’t panic. You’re not catching a tropical disease. You’re catching the common cold!




Friday, August 17, 2012


Last month I went to a local store to buy a few items and the cashier said something a little strange. She asked me would I like to pay for a bag or carry my items out the store without one. I looked at the cashier like "what?"

It happened again later on that day. I went to a grocery store and I was asked one question. Am I buying a bag or do I have my own?

That's when it hit me!  In the area where I live as of July 1st all plastic bags were banned!!!!! What is a person to do!!!!!

 When I was a child the media told me brown paper bags were bad for the environment because too many trees were being cut down. That's when a change occurred. The grocery clerks would ask you would you like paper or plastic.  The next thing you know brown paper bags disappeared completely and plastic bags became the latest and greatest thing.

 So I guess it's now okay to chop down millions of trees?  And what makes it so bad is the fact that the brown paper bags are thin and they tear real easily!  I almost broke a carton of eggs in the parking lot! 
So now I have to bring all my stained canvas bags to the store or I have to buy some when I get there!

Last month I didn't feel like buying a bag just for one item so I walked out the store with a pack of maxi pads under my arm!  Thank God I didn't run into a cute guy! But the ironic thing is the fact that I use plastic bags for all my trash!

Do reusable bags really help the environment? Well, they do if  you reuse them over a hundred times to offset the higher carbon emissions of a plastic bags. But that's another article for another time.

It seems like society picks and chooses different causes to fight for. Who knows, in twenty years smokers may be allowed back into the "regular population" with the rest of us!  Ya just never know........


Saturday, July 7, 2012


The elderly. That lovely group of people we chose to ignore except, when they die. That’s when we keep our fingers crossed and pray that they remembered us in their will.

We also don’t forget them on week-day mornings. That’s when we think they drive too slowly or they don’t walk fast enough across the street. Don’t they realize we gotta hurry up and make a Starbucks run!

Ummm let’s see, I’m trying to think of the last time I see an older person on T.V….. Oh I know, Mickey Rooney was trying to get me to buy life insurance and Florence Henderson was talking about dentures. Then there was the story about the elderly lady that stepped on the gas petal instead of the brake petal and drove her car into a plate glass window. No one was injured but the last time I checked she now works as a stunt woman for a major movie studio.

Then we try to pretend they don’t have sex. They all have nice clean thoughts. We treat them as a bunch of sexless beings from another planet whose only joy in life is when their grandchildren give them their latest finger paint masterpiece or when they win at bingo. Oh and of course you know that all elderly people are heterosexuals.

God forbid if they try to look nice. Then we accuse them of trying to be young.

Oh and those big giant cars they buy, you know the ones that are as big as boats. We laugh at them but deep inside I think we’re jealous because we know our credit sucks so bad we have to resort to buying your typical compact car that smells like plastic. Then we lie and say we buy tiny cars to save the environment knowing we’d give our right arm to have Grandpa Mitch’s Cadillac complete with a V8 engine and those large leather seats. The only plastic Grandpa Mitch smells is when he whips out his credit card to pay for his Denny’s grand slam breakfast. :o)

The next time you see an elderly person walking or driving down the street just remember one day it's gonna by you. And for some of us it's sooner rather than later !


Wednesday, July 4, 2012



I had the day off on Monday (my daughter's birthday) so I did some channel surfing among other things. In between the court shows and the car insurance commercials were these bland swagger less daytime shows.
These are the shows where they tell you how you can go to Europe on a budget and how you can buy a designer wedding dress for fewer than five thousand dollars.
Who the heck has the vacation time and the money to go to Europe and who's getting married! I mean seriously!!!
The main themes on these kinds of shows are:
  1. Makeovers for women, 
  2. How women can lose weight,
  3.  How to find the right pair of designer jeans,
  4.  The right bathing suit,
  5.  The right makeup
  6.  The right purse
  7.  The right shoes
 Oh I forgot one more thing; how you can wear the same thing all the celebrities are wearing for half price. They usually do these segments after the Oscars.

Then there comes a time in the show where they get out their expensive cookware and try to teach you how to cook. They use all these fancy vegetables and spices and then they tell you all these things can be found at your local specialty store. I don't know what neighborhood you live n but I can imagine trying to find all this stuff in Boise Idaho or Detroit Michigan could be a challenge.

I won't even go into the segments where they bring out a corny actor or actress that you never even heard of and asked them all kinds of prescreened senseless questions.It’s all just one big train wreck!!!

What do I think about all this advice their giving? I’ll quote the Isley Brother’s;



Sunday, April 22, 2012


No matter what the president does he just can't win! Romney caught flack earlier this year when it was learned that in 1983 he took the family dog, strapped it down in a dog kennel and placed it on the roof of the car while he traveled form Boston Canada.

Now Romney aides have pointed out that when President Obama was a child in Indonesia he was fed dog meat.

 Actually this story is really not even breaking news. The president himself wrote about it in his best-selling memoir, "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance".  The president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.

 His stepfather, who practiced a form of Islam that included ancient animist and Hindu faiths, believed that a man took on the powers of what he ate. President Obama was also fed snake meat and roasted grasshoppers. His stepfather also promised him he would one day bring home tiger meat. This practice is nothing new for the people of Indonesia.

  Anyone with a television and cable has seen shows where the host goes to different parts of the world eating all kinds of crazy crap. Just because Europeans don't do it that doesn't mean it's wrong and it doesn't make other cultures inferior.

 Whether Romney condones the story or not it just goes to show you the lengths a campaign will go to in order to slander someone.

 If this is all the Romney campaign can dig up on the president then Obama is going to win in a landslide. 

If you’re thinking about running for president you better keep track of what you eat! I suggest you keep your meals simple and bland because you never know when your food intake will be called into question!

 Bon Appetite!


Sunday, April 15, 2012


Last week CNN Democratic contributor Hilary Rosen apologized to Ann Romey (wife of Mitt Romney) for making remarks regarding Romney's choice to stay at home and raise her five boys rather than being a working mother. Rosen stated that Mrs. Romney “never worked a day in her life” and “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.”

Even President Obama chimed stating "There is no tougher job than being a mom. When I think about what Michelle's had to do, when I think about my own mom, a single mother raising me and my sister, that's work. So anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement. The First Lady also made a comment; "Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected".

Ann Romey has stated it was her career choice to be a Mom.

Let's not get mad at Ann Romey for having a game plan. Most women don’t. Most women have kids without planning, and then they get married while at the same time trying to get their careers on track while arguing with their husbands over money.

Ann Romney played it smart. She went to college, picked a rich guy who she knew was going places, married him, had kids, and the rest is history. 

I have the feeling that even if Ann Romney had a job she still wouldn't be respected because she's rich. I guess the fact that she has multiple sclerosis really doesn't matter either. After all she's rich and she can afford the best health care in the world right?

Not every mother in the United States has a hard luck story. Some of them actually do well for themselves whether they have a man or not.

Some women really marry men that are financially stable and some women actually want to stay home and raise a family without having to deal with all the drama that comes with being a working mom struggling from pay check to pay check trying to make ends meet.

This is the 21st century and we as women have choices in life. Ann Romney made her choice and it should be respected. All mothers should be respected whether they work in or outside the home.

Hopefully this issue will be put to rest but I have a feeling this is the start of a lot of drama!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012



I have made an observation. I’ve noticed if you're not into Valentine's Day's then you must be bitter, got dumped, don't have a significant other, etc.

It's like when you're at a party, people find you interesting and then when they find out you're not married the tables turn. They all let out a sigh and instead of finding you interesting they now feel sorry for you and wish you the best of luck on your search for finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.

 How many times have you gone to work and seen the over sized flower bouquets and the big giant balloons and wondered who's idea was it, your co workers or her husband / boyfriend!  

Let’s talk about the men. These poor souls! They dread this day and try not to even talk about it because they know no matter what they do there will be no satisfaction.  A lot of Men are not as touching feeling as women. When it comes to gifts they don't know how to match the tissue paper with the gift bag!

Tonight someone's credit card is going to be charged for an overpriced Valentine's Day dinner at a sub-par restaurant!

I think men would enjoy this day more if they weren’t under so much pressure to try to compete with other husbands / boyfriends.

When I see all this drama unfold I just sit back and take notes. Whatever happened to the simple gifts like wild flowers, a favorite book, and breakfast in bed? Today it's all about showing off.

And before you ask, no I'm not a bitter old woman. My ovaries are getting rather dusky but their still in working order!  Do I have a man? Maybe :o)

 If a man brought me flowers at work I could then join the rest of the blissful devotees who are faithful disciples of St. Valentine!

 Who knows, maybe one day I'll convert!

Have a nice night!