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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Annie's Helper 1-31-08

Today’s runaway bride is “Confused in Virginia”, who has been dating “Chad” for 3 years and has been engaged since last April. She says she loves “Chad” but is not ready to marry. She tried to call off the wedding once, but “Chad” talked her out of it.

“Confused” doesn’t want to hurt “Chad’s” feelings, but she isn’t ready to commit. What is “Confused” to do?


Dear “Confused”:

Now I’m confused, but at the same time NOT confused. Just how was it you accepted an engagement ring and set a wedding date, if you weren’t committed in the first place? What, you just wanted the rock and some publicity in your local rag? Guess what, this isn’t junior high any more. Grow up.

You’re not confused, you’re stupid.

Do the right thing and tell “Chad” what a self absorbed, selfish bitch you are and move on. What you are suffering from is CDS--Commitment Delusion Syndrome. What you really want to do is go out and pick some forbidden fruit from some other trees and see how it tastes. You can always do what other airheads do and tell “Chad” you “need some space”, you “want some time to find yourself” or a whole host of other euphemistic bullshit.

Do us all and “Chad” a favor and cut him loose. This is not the end of the world, but a new beginning for both of you. Act like it.

Best regards, The Dumbplumber

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Election Dissection

So today’s pop quiz is: When does campaign coverage stop and campaign influence begin. I don’t think it has gone unnoticed that the 24hr news networks are having a substantial effect on public opinion and the polls, which in turn have an effect on public opinion, then again the polls.

For example: Since early last year, you cannot go more than 10 minutes without a shot of Hillary Clinton, the “inevitable” nominee. Then Obama jumps in and Hillary has to share time with him. Mitt Romney then climbs on board with his bottomless checkbook and Mormon background to experience the initial rectal probe, before all those other meat-for-the-grinder decide to throw in their hats. You know, the ones that get treated like wallpaper in whatever room that Hillary or Barack happen to be speaking.

Fred Thompson however was the forbidden fruit. He refused to climb in to the campaign envelop until he felt he was wanted. His supporters committed the ultimate political sin of ignoring the media frenzy and demanded someone of principle, substance and character step in to act like the adult. Moreover, Fred committed the cardinal sin of silence when he wouldn’t betray his intentions to the pundits, patronizing reporters or political kingmakers, before they were finalized. Little did Fred know he had sealed his political fate.

In a world that has abandon substance for the salacious, character for charisma and principle for political expediency, the only thing worse than critical coverage is no coverage at all. Within minutes of his presidential bid, Fred was branded lazy, laidback and lacking of brute ambition. Cameras were turned away to focus on those with far more flaws, contradictions and excessive baggage. Fred’s intentions were dashed not due to qualifications, message or vision. They were dashed because his “negatives” wouldn’t hold a candle to his rivals. He was just a boring symbol of what this country needs the most.

On the other hand, Hillary and Bill are now experiencing the wrath of the Networks. Seems that Liberals are beginning to see what the Republicans have known for years, the Clintons lie, cheat and steal. Of course no Network or Liberal political junkie would be happy unless they praised a Republican that can be beat. And John McCain is that Republican.

McCain has more flip-flops, position switches and Democrat platform planks than Rudy has 9/11 buttons.

Certainly Edwards was never in it. He blew his wad in ‘04 with Kerry, the quasi-Kennedy. But this year it was his 28,000 sq. ft. house built on the backs of health care and insurance companies. And him, so self-absorbed, that he chose to drag his ailing wife around instead of pursuing her recovery with cancer.

Hunter, Kucinich, Gravelle, Tancredo, and a few others I won’t bother looking up never had a prayer. It was their moment to get their mugs and pet peeves in front of America. Better they should have grabbed Ron Paul on their way out than protract the lunacy.

No, the Networks have discovered what many of us have known for years. They cannot predict the outcome of an election, but by God they can try to direct it. Air time for, not only their favorites, but their Republican opponent as well. This year’s “sacrificial lamb” is John McCain-- War Hero, loose cannon, Washington insider, Conservative basher, Democrat in Republican clothing--who will wear this baggage around his neck once coronated as the Party contender. It is an open secret that true Conservatives will stay home in droves next November, all but insuring a Democrat will win the White House. And many will cross party lines to vote Democrat just to insure America’s destruction will be hung around the neck of the Democrat victor like a dead chicken.

Conservatives could go on for hours about the need for honor, character, principles, Federalism and core values, but it would be wasted on many and require explanation to the rest. Good luck America. Will see you at the polls in 2012, when we will be very lucky if there is anything left to save.

Annie's Helper 1-30-08

Today’s missing link is “Want to Play” who recently had a 12 month affair. Then once the affair was over, she told her husband and wife of her paramour in an effort to purge her guilt. Now “Want” wants to rejoin an athletic league she left, which coincidently includes the “wronged” wife.
Seems that all of “Want’s” friends are on that team and she needs things to get back to the way they were. What is “Want” to do?


Dear “Want to Play”:

My first impression: Was there anyone who didn’t know about this dalliance? Did you walk around wearing a sandwich board with , “I am a two timing slut, please forgive me?”

Second thought: What makes you think your old team mates are now your friends? You can bet the ‘wronged’ wifey has branded you the skank you are. And unless you are on a Dodge Ball team, there is little hope you will get any attention from your former team.

And third: You are the reason God invented moving vans. Fill one up and move on.

The Dumbplumber.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Annie's Helper January 26,2008

Today’s “quick study” is “Better Off Alone”, who is now pregnant and thinking about leaving her husband “Tom”. Seems that “Better” has just figured out that “Tom” is a self-absorbed, underachieving slacker that she has no intention of retaining once baby is born. She is tired of cooking, cleaning and caring for the yard while he just cruises around doing his own thing.

Low and behold, she just figured this out since getting pregnant! Now what is “Better” to do?


Dear “Better Off Alone”

Since you have figured out all this other stuff, it’s a wonder you can’t figure out the rest. Hell, you’re so smart, you don’t need him, you don’t us, you don’t need anybody. You’re just a one woman Thinkpad.

Too bad you couldn’t figure all this out BEFORE you decided to pro-create. Now you get to be both mom and dad to a child. Of course you can now make daddy’s life miserable hounding him for child support, screwing with his visitation rights and teaching the toddler to hate daddy from day one. Yes, you’re a real dandy mom in the fashion of Britney Spears, Kim Bassinger and Judy Powell (wife of a good friend, who made his life a living hell for over 15 years).

From just what you have said, you are an overachieving bitch, who will make anyone near you miserable over time. We won’t hold our breath waiting for the letter from your offspring in about 12 years.

Best of luck to all who come in contact with you.

Daily Hillary 1-26-08

The Clinton’s lying, cheating, stealing aren’t just legendary, they’re documented. And with Hillary running for the top banana, their shenanigans are being brought front and center once again… by Liberals. The Huffington Post recently brought back Hillary’s memory lapses in the Rose Law Firm billing records investigation, as a painful reminder of just how arrogant our First Lady Liar can be.

First, we all know that if Hillary had to take a polygraph test to become our nation’s leader, it would go off like a progressive slot machine at the MGM. Hillary has a well documented history of avoiding the Rose Law Firm billing records, concerning the Whitewater scandal, until she was brought before a Grand Jury. There she testified that she did not recall the billing records or what became of them.

However, long after Vince Foster did his testifying with a .38 caliber, one of Hillary’s assistants found a copy of the records in the First Lady’s “book room”, in the White House and handed them over. Fingerprint analysis revealed that only prints from Foster and Hillary were on the documents, leading investigators to presume only Hillary knew where and how the documents got there, since Vince was otherwise unavailable for comment.

So the obvious question is WHY wasn’t Hillary subjected to more intense scrutiny in the matter? Well one doesn’t question the First Lady, does one?

Now consider this: There are tens of thousands of Federal employees, that due to their job descriptions, must submit to a polygraph prior to employment. Yet many of us are about to vote for a nominee that not only will not take a lie detector test, but will not testify honestly before a grand jury. We don’t need to scrutinize Bill’s record for honesty, his lying is well documented as a convicted perjurer.

So the notion that we are about to elect a person who would not qualify to be a stock broker, a bank employee or a data processor for the FBI, should in every way give our Nation pause.

Frustrated Fredhead

Well, now I am pissed off. Like many other Fredheads, who are still trying to stop the hemorrhaging from Fred’s withdrawal as a candidate, I am being confronted by requests for a second choice by well wishing and comforting friends. Of course the possibility of a “write-in” candidacy is not out of the realm of possibility, about as likely as Rosie O’Donnell getting gastric bypass and a clue.

On the campaign front, I will not support the buck-tooth, bible thumping, guitar picking, squirrel eating goober from Hope, Arkansas, nor the maverick white haired, loose cannon, that has spent most of his Congressional service rolling back and forth across the Senate isle like a bowling ball in a dump truck, when he is not wrapping himself in the American flag or wallowing in sympathy for his protracted stay in a Vietnam.

Neither will I endorse nor vote for the Italian Stallion, whose claim to fame is jailing a huge portion of the American Mafia, only to have the Russian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Jewish and Chinese Mafias come in to take their places. He also boasts turning around the failing finances of New York City, which would not exist to this day without constant infusion of American taxpayer money. And I can’t leave Rudy without a parting shot for his political acumen of having a close personal relationship with his former police commissioner, turned felon and designating a city officer and Crown Victoria as official transportation for his paramour of the month.

And finally, I won’t vote for the former Mass. Governor either. Even though he is probably most qualified to be the CEO of the biggest business on the planet, I find his family’s toothy grins and endless optimism tedious. Being president isn’t about flashy smiles, pats on the back and bolstering the bottom line. It’s about tough decisions, fundamental principles and a consistent message.

No, I will support Hillary Clinton for ‘08. It’s time to send America a message. When this insufferable bitch gets done with her first term we will have universal health care, endless entitlements for the poor folks and an express lane for illegal aliens entering the U.S.. To pay for this she will drive what’s left of manufacturing offshore with endless fees, permits and usurious variances, tax the living crap out of any entrepreneurs left standing here as well as reinstate and raise every tariff, levy and duty ever instated.

Certainly there will be widespread economic devastation. Unemployment will soar, entitlements will expand and those paragons of virtue, the trial lawyers will prosper. In the private sector, there will be wholesale recession, depression then maybe, with any luck, in her 2nd term, starvation. But by God, she will be President.

But there is some good news on the horizon. There will be lots of available housing, since much of America will be sleeping in parks and under bridges. Soup lines, rationing and the CCC will make a big comeback. And speaking of bridges there will be some really nice bridges and highways, because union construction jobs pay really well. But there will be very little traffic, since most of America will be unemployed, but receive relief checks in the mail, not requiring a commute. Movie moguls, rock stars and global warming activists will have their pick from fleets of grounded low priced jets, as the Wall St. crowd won’t need them with a Dow at 1300.

And the best news of all is that at least one sexual predator will be shackled and under lock and key in his basement in Chappaqua.

No, it’s time to teach America a lesson they won’t forget, that is until the next election cycle when she just repeats the ’08 promises to her adoring fans and sycophant Media. Go Hillary

Your Daily Hillary 1-25-08

What with all the political coverage you would think America had had about enough of Hillary Clinton. I know, I know a few minutes each hour is hogged up by Britney, Lindsay or the latest dead celebrity, but the rest is all Hillary, all the time. Now to be fair, Bill is on much of the time, but he is trying to get himself back in Hillary’s Whitehouse, so it is still about Hillary.

Time for a little perspective. Hillary has a past, a sordid, shady, questionable past, that no mainstream media is covering. A past that is in direct contrast to her present. And it isn’t all about makeup, makeover or pantsuits.

Hillary leaves a trail of dead bodies, lies and cover-up second to none. And to make my job easier, it is all on Google. Now to take the partisan position out of it, I will only deliver to you the Liberal version of events, as we all know that only Liberals tell the truth. These tales of horror will be brought to you from those that worked for Hillary, with Hillary and around Hillary during her years as First Lady of Arkansas and the United States.

Perhaps the only question today, January 25, 2008, is why haven’t any of these events seeped into this Presidential election cycle.

Today’s little tidbit is from the Clinton News Network online from January 14, 1996(not exactly ancient history). The online story is about William Safire and Maureen Dowd--not exactly the voices of Conservatives--who are blasting Hillary. Safire characterizes Hillary as a “congenital liar”, while Dowd berates Hillary for her “secrecy and righteousness”.

Now is this any way to treat the future First Lady? Bet they won’t be invited to any Whitehouse Press Dinners any time soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Annie's Helper January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008

The chaff in today’s wind is “Storm Brewing” who has a sister-in-law named “Vicki” that is a real pain in the patootie. “Vicki” is a serial mother, who has had five children by three different fathers and there appears to be no end in sight.

Her modus operandi is to cheat on her husband with another married man, then marry him and cheat on him as well. Of course she merrily goes about her life, lying and cheating as if this is just one big party.

“Storm” wants to end any future relationships with “Vicki” and the boyfriend-of-the- month, due to the appearance of approval it gives his children. On the other hand “Storm’s” wife and in-laws just accept “Vicki’s” behavior without question. What is “Storm” to do?


Dear Storm:

Vicki is not only a slut, she is a drive-by slut. No how, no way will including her in your family events improve your quality of life.

Do yourself a huge favor and move, with or without your wife. Her sister and the rest of her family are losers and exposing your kids to this family will in no way improve their prospects of happy lives. Sell the trailer, pile your necessities in your ’79 Pinto and get out as quickly as possible.

When you get to where you are going, change your names and pretend you are in the Witness Protection Program. With any luck the losers won’t even bother with trying to locate you.

Good Luck, The Dumbplumber.

Mortgage Morass

Headlines: “Odds Are Growing For Economic Recession”

The underlying story is that blossoming mortgage failures will fuel an inevitable economic recession.

However, with 95% of mortgages being paid on time, are these headlines really closer to being a self fulfilling prophesy, wishful thinking or a sad attempt-by the Media-at manipulating public opinion.

Wouldn’t it be far more appropriate to headline: “America’s Largest Mortgage Company Near Bankruptcy”, with the underlying story being, “Bank of America attempts to prop up America’s greedy, perverse and usurious housing industry, who has a track record of ‘bait and switch’, fraudulent misrepresentation and bank fraud to otherwise enhance revenues.”

Someone needs to take a serious look at the five percent of mortgage applications that are now in trouble. Perhaps such a glimpse would reveal the real problems with the mortgage mess. Mortgage broker and agent misconduct probably fueled far more of this firestorm than either liberal lending or buyer misrepresentation.

Time to take a hard look how we got here rather than how the indebted should be helped to keep a house they couldn’t afford in the first place.

My own personal experience with a mortgage broker was that he first tried to destroy my credit rating with simultaneous applications to over a dozen lenders, then misrepresented the targeted interest rate offered. At closing, he crammed me into a 85 degree “closing” room where I was explained all the “fees and charges” I needed to pay at closing, while he barred the only exit with his body.

It far more resembled a fly-by-night used car operation than a home mortgage institution. Time to hang the blame where it belongs.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Annie's Helper, January 10,2008

January 10, 2008

Today’s expired milk carton is “Shocked and Re-shocked”, whose mother recently passed away. Seems that she felt sorry for step-dad and invited him for dinners and to stop by for visits. Well, Pops apparently thought this included the possibility of conjugal visits as well, to the extent he asked to see “Shocked” naked.

“Shocked” always thought of Daddy Dearest as her father and the grandfather to her children. Of course, she hasn’t told hubby or her grown children. Hubby and kiddies are beginning to wonder why “Shocked” is shunning grand daddy. Things have gotten so bad, she won’t answer the door or phone for fear of confronting the Grand Munster.

What is “Shocked” to do?


Dear “Shocked”:

As a friend of mine often says, “things have ‘cammed’ over”. And this situation is no different. It makes little difference whether Daddy Dearest is traumatized from the loss of your mother or whether he is in pre-dementia. His expressed desires reach back 25 years, which makes you and your mom his first picks for a “mother/daughter” fantasy.

If you have any wishes to see him no harm, definitely do NOT tell your husband or children, as I, as a practicing spouse, would absolutely rearrange his features, as a token of my displeasure.

Time to cut step-Daddy loose. No need to explain anything to anybody, because either you will be a liar or accomplice to his disfigurement. Keep your trap shut and Taser handy.

Good Luck, The Dumbplumber

Welcome mat for the Tata Nano

Just what the automotive world was waiting for. Yesterday’s announcement of the Nano by Tata Motors in India has erased any notion that irresponsibility can be trumped by common sense. If there is any good news, it will only be available initially in India, then Latin America and Africa. What… no USA dealers?

These Nanos are to automobiles what pimples are to Brittany Spears.

For example, let’s look at the specs. A 1000 lb four door that will sit comfortably in the back of your Ford pickup. It has a peppy two cylinder with less horsepower than my John Deere lawn mower, but it has three more seats. However unlike my mower, the Nano has a windshield with one wiper, to remove the bugs not splattered by the impact, but trying to mate with the gnat.

Tata touts the sparse features, like wind-up windows, no passenger mirror, very little metal, brakes and a steering wheel. (Hey look, I’m just repeating what they say) There are future plans to offer air conditioning, which will probably remove any possibility of moving while on.

There seem to be no plans to invade the U.S. with this abortion, but if they do Nanos will come with a complimentary map of about 5000 miles of mountainous roads and San Francisco streets this car will not climb with or without passengers.

The best of luck to Tata Motors with sincere wishes their condom covered go karts never see our shores.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Annie's Helper January 9, 2007

Today’s dangling participle is “Sadder but Wiser” who just discovered that her husband of many years is having sex with men… many men. She says her husband seemed perfectly normal, except that he shaved his body, spent a lot of time on the computer and often needed a lot of personal time for “walks”, “shopping” and….. apparently sex with men.

Of course, “Sadder“ booted the miscreant and now spends most of her spare time in the shower, trying to get the “dirt“ off. But,“Sadder’s” biggest concern is that she may have a disease or two, for which she will be tested.

“Sadder” wants to know what kind of person does a thing like this.


Dear Sadder:

Looks like you got the situation under control. Hope the STDs are as well. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Time to purge this memory from the grey cells.

On the bright side, you are a very rare spouse. I can’t be gone for over 15 minutes without a subsequent who, what, where, why and how long report upon my return. On the other hand, the body shaving and excessive computer time should have been a tip off.

However, his 60 plus “boyfriends” begs the question, “how many other switch hitters are out there ‘shopping’?”

Kind of makes you wonder when hubby says he wants a Hummer doesn’t it?

Monday, January 07, 2008

Annie's Helper January 7, 2008

Today’s neutered spaniel is “Been Waiting”, who cut a deal years ago to buy a house near his wife’s job, with the clear understanding that when she retired they would move nearer his job. Well, 20 big ones have come and gone and wifey is waffling on the deal. They have no children, attachments or close friends to hold them, but wifey refuses to relocate.

What is “Been Waiting” to do?


Dear “Waiting”,

A cattle prod was my first thought. But seriously, the answer really writes itself.

You don’t have a marriage. You have a contractual arrangement with benefits--I hope. Time to execute the agreement and move. Put the house up for sale, find a new place and pack up your stuff. Maybe then she will figure it out, that is if she has no special attachments to the UPS, Fed Ex or plumber guys.

On the other hand, if she is a hottie with great benefits, you might think about the prod. If not move on.

Good Luck,

The Dumbplumber

Death Penalty Doctors

A kinder gentler execution

So what’s all this fuss over the Death Penalty, specifically Lethal Injection? The protests, angst and legal wrangling just mystifies me. Now the …..Supreme Court!

Look, I have a solution. If you are harboring any reservation about the “doomed” experiencing any discomfort prior to their final breath, I have some great news. There is no need to continue with medical doctors, if they can’t guarantee a pain free escape from life’s grip… let’s use veterinarians.

Last time I took Fluffy or before her, Tuffy to my local vet, the slide into the other side was quick, quiet and painless. In the matter of less than 2 minutes they went from here to the hereafter. Then a quick slip into the appropriate Hefty “body” bag and off to Wormville, no fuss, no muss, no kidding.

Time to stop appeasing those that have no compunction with killing fetuses with a stainless steel “Shop Vac”, but squeal like fleeing piggys at the notion of extinguishing the pilot light of a violent, brutal murderer, many of whom inflicted unspeakable acts upon innocent citizens.

And if we discover a shortage of veterinarians, we could most likely get some unemployed veterans to do the job. Hey, they share much of the same training and letters of their vocation. Sounds like a good match to me.

Remember, there is no shortage of “will” to provide the “Big Taxi” ride for the condemned to the other side…… just willing drivers.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Grandma's California

Grandma always said, “put away something away for a rainy day” and “don’t buy what you cannot pay for.” Well she was right. And now Arnold the Swartz is staring a $14billion dollar deficit squarely in the face. Maybe they should have listened to someone like my Grandma.

To their defense, Grandma wouldn’t have supported millions on welfare, she would have made them do SOMETHING for their keep. She also wouldn’t have picked up the tab for ballooning pension and benefit packages for public employees, which run at double digit inflation. She would have told them to do with what they had, at least for awhile, or give the taxpayers a break and renegotiate their retirement and health plans to compete with the private sector.

Grandma wouldn’t have signed on to every cock-a-maymee spending bill that was shoved through the State government by tax and spend-a-holics. She would have nixed any spending above the current budget and told them to put away a few bucks for a ‘rainy day’. She would have stood her ground when told by the Feds to implement unfunded mandates and told them NO. And if pressed, she would have sued them in Federal Court, like the tree huggers or eco-Nazis. But that is NOT what governments do.

California, among the world’s top ten economies, is being treated more like the Golden Goose instead of a responsible business. Spending is, and has been, out of control for decades and Sacramento’s answer is to short shrift County and City governments, which then find more ways to nickel and dime our citizens out of dollars. More fees, levies, variances, assessments, dues, tolls and duties have been stretched to the max to get us to where we are….. about $14 billion short.

No, we haven’t been putting anything away and it is now time for the reckoning. Unfortunately it will not be found in Sacramento or anywhere near where Special Interests loom to shape our futures. The real answers will much more likely be found in the most unlikely place. Around some Grandma’s kitchen table.

Grifters Back in the White House

This post is written by the Dumb Plumber's wife and also posted at her blog Dust Bunnies of the Mind.

Over the years of watching Bill and Hillary Clinton ,with the same unsettling fascination as watching a snake eat a live gopher, I have finally put my finger on what it is that makes them so repulsive. They are both Sociopaths. The masks that they have worn for years have developed more and more cracks and the rest of the world is slowly waking up to the dysfunctional nature of the Clintons.

Sociopaths are not always the serial killer or the rapist. Quite often they are just the guy or gal next door. They blend well into society because they appear to be normal, intelligent and charming. But that is just an appearance an illusion carefully crafted to be able to get what they want. The typical sociopath is also your typical grifter or con man. They aren’t crazy people. They know exactly what they are doing and do it with ruthlessness.

From “Without Conscience” by Robert D Hare PHD

"Psychopaths are social predators who charm, manipulate and ruthlessly plow their way through life, leaving a broad trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations and empty wallets. Completely lacking in conscience and feelings for others, they selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret."

Here are a few of the traits of the Sociopath from the Humanities and Social Sciences Dept at the California Institute of Technology. CIT

1.Glibness and Superficial Charm

2. Manipulative and Conning They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

3. Grandiose Sense of Self Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

4. Pathological Lying Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

5. Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

6. Shallow Emotions When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

7. Incapacity for Love

8. Need for Stimulation Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

9. Callousness/Lack of Empathy Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

10. Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

The Clintons exhibit almost all of the 10 classic symptoms of Sociopathy. Bill’s habitual lying, promiscuity, lack of remorse over abusing women and his out of proportion anger when questioned by others. Hillary’s sense of entitlement, cold reptilian personality, lust for power and lack of concern for anyone but herself. Witness her throwing her staff under the bus, ruining their lives and careers when it suits her purposes and her manipulative ways with not only colleagues but with her own mother and child.

Just imagine the hell on earth that these two sociopaths have created by being wed to each other. They need each other in the way vampires need warm blood and they are shackled to each other by their congruent forms of Sociopathy. Hillary is the more ruthless and power hungry of the two pushing for her ambitions with every calculated move she makes. Imagine the abuses of power that she will feel to be her right if she should ever (God forbid) be given control of our lives and of our nation. At least the abuses of power Bill exercised were merely over the small lives of individuals like Monica and Jessica and other women. With Hillary’s grandiose plans to remake society into her ideal of socialism and her sociopath’s lack of concern for people, do you think that we will have any hope of free will?

The mask is falling off of the Clintons and what is underneath is truly hideous. The “Long Con” is falling apart. It has taken years, even decades, but the citizens--the Marks-- are finally beginning to realize that they have been manipulated. It has taken decades because the Clintons have had enablers and assistants in deceiving the public and keeping the illusion….the media and those who have profited by riding on the political coattails of the Clintons. Do we really want to bring these dysfunctional grifters back to the Whitehouse?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Annie's Helper January 4, 2008

January 4, 2008

Today’s rider of the “short bus” is “Had Enough”, who has been hooked up with her husband since his daughter “Ellis” was 15. Seems that “Ellis”, now in her thirties, has been sucking the financial life out of family since she discovered the virtues of drugs and alcohol.

“Had Enough” has suddenly realized that “Ellis” is threatening Enough’s retirement and is contemplating bailing out rather than watching her future go up “Ellis’s” nose, never mind that she isn’t able to help her own daughter by a previous relationship.
What is “Had Enough” to do?

Dear “Had Enough”:

So I am to understand that you were walking around with your head up your ass for well over 15 years and you just now are asking Moi to bail your oblivious butt out? Did you even read what you sent to me?

First, tell your own daughter to go her own way, as you have just watched any assistance due her vanish. Next, if you live in a community property state, pack your husbands bags and call a good divorce attorney, the party’s over.

Given that you must be in your late 40’s to early 50’s good luck finding Prince Charming. At least you won’t be funding “Ellis’s” drug habit or your ex-husband’s stupidity.
Today should be the “first” day for the rest of your life. Don’t screw it up.

Best Regards,
The Dumbplumber

Paradigm Speed Shift

For decades the term Paradigm Shift was reserved exclusively for the scientific community. Paraphrasing: A change of accepted scientific beliefs. In other words: It‘s a group of elitist snobs admitting….THEY WERE WRONG.

I stumbled across this revelation recently when watching the National Geographic Channel. A group of French scientists, anthropologists and some other “gists” traveled to southwest China looking for an anthropological mystery.

The “Shift” was a mummy about 20,000 to 30,000 years old, buried in China, but with a full head of red hair and a full beard, along with other Caucasian features. The mummy was buried with bronze tools and weapons, which were not used in China for another 5,000 years. The entire adventure team was astounded at the find, but had to admit that they had discovered a historical anomaly.

Of course the team had to jump through the bureaucratic maze that is the Chinese government, along with their notions that China was all Chinese all the time. Whoops, another Paradigm Shift moment. Then all the “gists” spent the rest of the program rationalizing why such a well established, well accepted, well researched assumptions were so patently WRONG.

Well, fast forward a few thousand years and here we are. Scientific assumptions are now giving way to scientific hysteria. And Paradigm shifts are coming at us so fast it seems that someone is stuttering. From ancestral migration, to geological transformation, to climate change, the paradigm shifting looks more like a close ratio 4spd at a drag race than the glacial pace of global climate change. And hardly a week goes by that “accepted scientific assumptions” don’t fall faster than Norman Hsu’s campaign contributions.

Paradigm Shifting is no longer an exclusive term reserved for scientists. And I for one am going to take full advantage of it. From now on, my political, social and professional faux pas will be characterized as Paradigm Shifts. At least that way I will never again have to say I was wrong.

San Francisco Nites

A not so Happy New Years in San Francisco

Seems that “breaking and entering“, burglary and home invasion have a whole different meaning in San Francisco.

A few nights ago, in the wee hours after New Years Eve “Don”, the son of a close friend, was suddenly awaken by a crashing noise from his kitchen at his home near Golden Gate Park. He ran downstairs to discover that his back door had been kicked in and the intruder had stumbled into the kitchen island spilling utensils and dishes about the floor.

Subduing the “innocent until proven guilty” suspect was not a problem. It’s what happened next, that will blow your mind.

Don had his wife call 911, while he pinned down the burglar. After 20 minutes or so, the wife repeated the call only to discover that a patrol unit was just a block away. Don asked his wife to walk down the block and see why the unit had not responded. She discovered two officers changing a flat tire on their squad car and asked if it wouldn’t be too much for at least one of them to come to the house and arrest the intruder.

Apparently San Francisco police officers don’t appreciate “civilians” reminding them of their priorities. Of course auto maintenance trumps any perceived notion that someone who has broken into a private residence may pose a safety concern of the homeowner. The tire was changed, silly girl.

Arriving at the residence, instead of the officers arresting the offending party and carting him off to jail, they interviewed him, wrote him a ticket for trespass and vandalism, then turned him loose. No, you read it right. In San Francisco anything less than 3 felony counts gets you a ticket with a promise to appear. Hokaaayyyy.

I can submit any number of reasons I would never live in San Fran, but this one moves to the head of the list. I will let you imagine the different potential outcomes of this incident, as I cannot get my head around what I have just typed.

Oh.... and to make it really real here is a photo taken by Don in his lovely neighborhood, yet another reason NOT to live there.