Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dulce's Back Home

Dulce was not able to breath properly. She was having dry heaves and her breathing was shallow. On an early Sunday morning we took her to our wonderful vet. He took an x-ray and said Dulce didn't look too good and explained why while showing us the picture.

Dr Mike took our Dulce and we weren't sure we'd ever see her again. It was recommended that we not come to see her, that it would get her too excited. Midweek we were informed that things weren't going well with our sweet pup. Again, we braced for the worst.

A few days later we received word that Dulce was OK, but that she should stay a few more days to receive more treatments. We were told to pick her up on Monday.

They opened at 8am and we were there. Too early they said, come back between 4-6. We were back at 4. I told my wife a few days before that picking up Dulce would be one of the happiest days of my life.

When we walked inside the doctor's office, I had a smile on my face. A woman looked at me and I smiled at her. Only she was not smiling, but tearfully sad. She had received news that her dog was dying and there was nothing the doctor could do about it.

I sat next to her and I wanted to hold her. Her husband was too suffering his own pain, but trying to be stoic. As they walked out the door, she was left standing by herself on the sidewalk, while her husband put their beloved pet in the car. 

I walked outside to ask her if I could assist her to her car. She put out her arm and I helped her off the sidewalk and to her front seat. What I wanted to do was just hug her and cry with her. I guess that's not the proper thing to do, but that's what I wanted to do.

I left teary eyed nevertheless, back in to see my Dulce for the first time. Well Dulce came out, but she didn't even recognize me. It certainly wasn't like watching those military videos on Youtube where the dog jumps in the owner's arms and they have this big love fest. I think Dulce was probably shell-shocked from being locked up for 9 days.

Anyway, our Dulce is home and my wife and I are very happy. When at first we thought we might be losing Dulce, I became even more dedicated to being a vegan. How sad I was that I might lose this animal that I love so much. And then I thought, how can I draw a line with animals, where some are pets, and others are food?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dr Michael Burry, My Hero

Egypt's Newly Elected Leader

This is what I wrote on my blog Jan 29, 2011

My wife is Cuban and I compared Egypt to Cuba. Cubans did not like Batista and got Castro. Egypt does not like Mubarak and will get the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama failed to support the recent demonstrations  in Iran,  the democratic take over in Honduras and this may prove to be his biggest failure in his current presidency, the fall of Mubarak.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Chris Christie at CPAC

Today was the day Obama gave a speech about the economy.

Here is Chris Christie at CPAC.

Notice any difference? Could Romney please make this man his VP?

WI and Fiscal Reality

Maybe average Wisconsin voters didn’t consciously know each household must pay $1,563 in extra taxes every year for the next 30 years just to fund public pension shortfalls.
But they probably realized they don’t have a pension anymore, even if they have jobs. And any lucky enough to have jobs know that before Scott Walker became governor, they were paying higher taxes while working harder and longer at lower pay with slashed benefits.
Hey politicians, wake up: This is not just about jobs; it’s about which jobs.
It’s not about envy; it’s about the desperation of paying property taxes and making house payments.
It’s not a struggle over collective-bargaining “rights; it’s a pure power struggle over an entrenched elite squeezing more out of citizens already getting by on less.

Graduate Degree $100-Udacity

If this was a few decades ago, some might call you mad.

But not anymore. And I wonder if one actually gets a better education by doing it this way.

So So Exciting

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Yeah, Bush the Idiot


So the supposedly smartest president evah, the Big-O, who knows more about Judaism than Gershom Scholem, now adds one more bit of appalling historical ignorance to his already impressive repertoire, which I summarize as traveling to all 57 states, on theintercontinental railroad, that passed through the historically Republican state of Texas, when it wasn’t otherwise occupied by Marine corpse-men.  Now the litany needs to be updated: he traveled to all 57 states, on the intercontinental railroad, passing through the historically Republican state of Texas, when it wasn’t occupied by Marine corpse-men, who went there after liberating the “Polish death camps.”

Lech Walesa--Medal of Freedom

Sometimes I wonder if I live in the same US as many of my countrymen. Yes, I'm a conservative, but it doesn't matter what you believe, truth is the truth.

How can you look at this and not be disappointed, no matter what side of the political side of the spectrum you stand on?

True Verdict On Edwards

Go to Powerline for the whole article

Edwards is, of course, a skunk. But he isn’t only a skunk; he was the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2004 and the party’s third-leading presidential contender in 2008. Edwards is a young man, and it was not at all unreasonable to think that he could be president someday, even after Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton finished ahead of him that year. When Edwards went to the seemingly-insane length of persuading a campaign aide to claim that he was the father of Edwards’ illegitimate child, it was not just because he was afraid of his wife’s wrath. This, after all, is not Italy in the 1950s; divorce is a realistic option. No, Edwards was trying to preserve his viability as a presidential candidate or, failing that, a nominee for Attorney General.

And, as crazy as his stashing of his mistress and child now seems, if it had been up to the Washington Post and the New York Times, he would have gotten away with it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

America-Wake Up Call

Reading the unemployment numbers for May (can you imagine what the real ones would be?), your lefty-liberal friends should be ashamed of themselves — at least those that aren’t committed, Cloward-Piven style, to the fall of the U.S. You know, those who wish to bankrupt our country so that it can be rebuilt as a glorious socialism… like, say, Czechoslovakia circa 1962.
But what we have may be worse than Cloward–Piven. It’s accidental Cloward-Piven. Cloward-Piven out of ineptitude.
I don’t need to see Obama’s hidden college grades. I know he’s a failure.
I don’t need to read The Amateur. I know he’s an amateur.
The sad thing is we are all paying for it — not to mention our children and our children’s children.
We’re not about to become Greece. We are Greece. Those of us who live in California are already Greece squared.
Liberalism is not only dead, it’s decomposed. We’d better inter it this November or we are all fools.
The thing about modern liberalism that most liberals don’t see is that it is so unbelievably square and conventional, so hopelessly old-fashioned. It is the most unexamined of unexamined wisdom. It’s not even an ideology. It’s a pose.
And leftism is just a massive form of social sadism that leads to the totalitarian state.
Meanwhile, according to White House Dossier, our president is off to hold six fundraisers in one day. Who are these people that are still giving money to this charlatan? What is their motivation? Cultural suicide? Or are they simply Solyndra-style gangsters looking for a billion dollar handout? Or are they waiting to hear the president’s new plan to “save health care” in his second term? (Can you imagine what that will be? Maybe someone will read it this time.)
If I were one of those people, I’d be too humiliated even to show up. And if I were Obama, I would resign.
If it sounds like I’ve had enough, I have. I love this country. I never dreamed I would see it go down the drain in such an extraordinarily rapid fashion.
Get out your pitchforks, citizens. It’s time to throw these clowns out.

The Happiness Equation

An Open Letter

You really have got to go there and read this.

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