Archive for April, 2013

Warning Signs

Posted in Humor, Politics on April 25th, 2013

Here in America we’re inundated by warning signs and cautionary labels, a clear indication that the powers that be don’t consider Americans to be responsible actors in own lives. This is a problem but an even bigger problem is that these same patronizing elite fail to post the more important warning signs.

Caution - Financial Hazard
Caution – Obama Is A Financial Hazard

Given the number of warning signs posted to make people aware of hazards so obvious as to be beyond all logical need of warning, you’d think that they would post signs warning of an equally clear and present danger to every American’s financial well-being. 😉

Related Reading:
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
Basic Economics
Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Mcgraw-hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate)

US Anthem Remix

Posted in Music on April 22nd, 2013

Madison Rising gives The Star Spangled Banner an update with their remixed version of America’s national anthem.

Madison Rising’s Star Spangled Banner

If you want to support Madison Rising or, if you just love their version of the Star Spangled Banner, you can purchase it from either iTunes or Amazon for a mere $0.99.

Related Reading:
Social Statistics for a Diverse Society
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner (Reading Rainbow Books)
Can You Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner"? (Cloverleaf Books: Our American Symbols)

OMG! Grampa!

Posted in Humor, Politics on April 21st, 2013

Taking a loved one to the hospital is never fun. When that loved one is elderly it’s even more painful because the prognosis is less often good.

An elderly man had a massive heart attack and the family drove him to the emergency room. After a while the ER doctor appeared wearing a long face.

“I’m afraid Grandpa is “brain-dead”, but his heart is still beating.”

“Oh, Dear God,” cried his wife, “We’ve never had a liberal in the family before!”

Sometimes the doctors have no choice to give the family the worst of news and pray that they can bear the horror and pain.

Related Reading:
An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back
The Logic of American Politics
Healthcare Operations Management, Third Edition
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook