Thursday, January 28, 2010

State of the Union: now more about me, myself, I

There's only one way to watch an Obama speech whether it's State of the Union, (sound off all 57 Islamic or American states now) or any other, with yet another 400 plus speeches surely lined up for this year.  As it's apparent he believes you and most Americans don't understand how to listen to his teachable moments, he's planning to give you more of the same with a few marginal colorations, suggesting a freeze on around 10% of the budget for a spell before declaring victory on the war on spending.  But not yet, maybe next year.

Now it took Da Horsey all of two weeks last year to recognize it's not really worth listening to anything Obama says, just watch what he does.  This is a guy spawned of The Chicago Way, off Route 66 by Blaggo-Farrakhan Drive after all.  What did you think you'd get with that blend and a little Rev. Wright, Billy the Bomber Ayers, and a heaping dose of Frank the pedophile tossed in?  So many suffered from a new tingle in the vicinity of a leg; apparently a lot of guys were getting in touch with their gay side and the one thing they have in common is they watch lots of MSDNC: all 500 of them at any given time.

Other than Obama's pastime of condescending to the American people, there's the magic etched in our memory of the Cambridge-White House Beer Garden and if that didn't clue you in sufficiently, the Supreme Court sitting quietly before him while being scolded on a hundred years of constitutional error will have to do.   But what really gets Obama wee weed up is how much love he can generate for himself.  Oh he'll say he's doing this or that for you the Middle Class, but in the end a narcissist always reverts back to form.  (By the way, anyone see the new Johnny "Silky Pony" Edwards sex tape yet?)  After all, this is a guy who toured the world putting America down just to be loved by foreigners who hate democracy, freedom and anything remotely challenging despotic rule.  Iranians have been actually taped in the streets protesting and chanting, "Obama, Obama are you with the regime or with us?"  Well what Obama really enjoys most, other than spending other people's money is to talk about himself.

So this calls for a drinking game.  And here are your drinking rules. Whenever:

Obama says "let me be clear" Do one shot
Obama says "change isn't easy" Do one shot
Obama says "make no mistake" Do one shot
Obama says "Let me be clear, change isn't easy, make no mistake." He's screwing with you to get you drunk, so do five shots
Obama says "jobs" Do one shot, two if you're unemployed
Obama says "health care" do not drink, you will not be given a replacement liver
Obama mentions Bo put beer in your dog's water bowl
Obama says he's "fighting for you" Do one shot, two if you believe him
Obama says voters voted for the Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown to protest George Bush, finish the whole bottle.  Blackout.  Repeat if you hear it again.
Obama says me, my, I, yell at your spouse, kids, the dog each time and they'll stay out of your hair for about a month thinking you're a stark raving lunatic.  (You can thank me later.)

If you missed the longest speech by Obama ever last night, well there's always repeats on C-SPAN.  They don't have much footage of health care reform to show so that'll have to do.

Oh yeah, and be sure to have sufficient booze on hand.


HUMC - "We're not closing"

Last night's Hoboken University Medical Center's monthly board meeting opened 2010 with a State transition report for Gov. Christie all but present in the room, stating it would close even with a $7 million dollar injection.  That report was denied vociferously by CEO Spiros Hatiras and Assemblywoman Joan Quigley who handles external communications leading into last night's meeting.

CEO Hatiras provided more financial detail on the projections for 2010 and a year end surplus along with reassurances the red ink slowed last year would turn around with the hospital being in the black by year's end.

Claire Moses, the reporter for Hoboken's newest full time website in Hoboken, covered the story.  Her excellent summary of the meeting can be viewed here.

Related: Hoboken Revolt's Dave Kaplan offers another perspective with his report.
2010 HUMC Draft Budget

Be sure to read's exclusive story of the Tuesday afternoon meeting held by Mayor Zimmer and members of the City Council with the Hoboken business community on the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  The Parade claims to be a moneymaker for the town as stated by the Parade's Committe co-chairman Bill Noonan in the Hudson Reporter, but the town generates only $20,000 in parking revenue and unknown tax proceeds from the day's events falling clearly short of its six figure cost.

The Mayor stated at that meeting the city expected the business community to volunteer towards its cost and if this Parade fares as badly as last year or worse, it's going to be its last.

Where are Andriani's friends?

Seems like all you have to do these days to become a target is get suspended with pay for a couple of years and everyone is out to get you.  The wheels of justice move very slowly in New Jersey and this case most recently came up in the City Council when Mayor Zimmer was its President.  The frustration was evident by all but it seemed outside the scope of the City's ability to influence or hasten the outcome.  A lot of people in the Hoboken community are frustrated by the absurdity of being suspended with pay for two years.  In this circumstance, it's the State rules driving the process and it's clearly an uninspiring one.  More to come.

Lt. Andriani offers gun instruction

In the meantime, where are all Angelo's friends?  No one is stepping up here in Hoboken and Hooter's girls are being defamed at a rapid clip, pardon the pun. It's all very unfair and Da Horsey expects that blonde Hooters girls will not be subjected to these repeated assaults.

Okay, here's some more blasts from the past.  And we note, if the Facebook page is in fact for the same Angelo Andriani, he's a pretty lonely guy.  There's no friends there either.