Sunday, January 30, 2011

injaynesworld it's the "Sunday Recap..."

Just imagine it.  You discover that you’re Oprah’s half-sister.  Talk about hitting the jackpot!

Yeah, yeah, I know.   It’s not just about the money… BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I'd love to find out that Bill Gates is a younger brother.   Or that Warren Buffet is my uncle.   Hey -- I don’t need to find some ne’re-do-well relative.  I am the ne’re-do-well relative. 

The truth is, I know very little about my father’s side of the family so there’s all kinds of potential there.   They were French, from Quebec, and settled in Maine.   Incomes under twelve figures need not apply.


On the flip side, there really are people out there for whom it’s not all about the money.  People with integrity who value their self-respect above all else...   People who are nothing like me.   

Photo credit:  Charlie Riedel/Associated Press
Take Gil Meche, the 32-year-old, right-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals who retired last week, giving up his guaranteed $12 million dollar 2011 payday, because his chronically aching right shoulder will not allow him to play at the level that he feels is worthy of that kind of money.  “I felt bad. I was making a crazy amount of money for not even pitching.  I didn’t feel like I deserved it and I didn’t want to have those feelings again.”

Now this is the kind of professional athlete that kids should be looking up to.   He could teach Congress a thing or two about ethics, too. 


More proof that Obama’s socialist leanings are destroying the country!

On George W’s last day in office the Dow closed at 7,949.   Here we are two years later and the Dow has crossed 12,000 – up around 50% since Obama’s inauguration.   Damn his left-wing ways!

Boy, it’s a good thing we voted those Bush-policy-loving Republicans back into office. 


Giving a whole new meaning to the term “fire crotch…”

A 20-year-old Lincoln,  Nebraska, woman arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon was found to be concealing a whole lot more.  During the routine “bend over” part of the “Welcome to jail” ceremony, county jail staff found two bags of meth – one inside a Cheetos Famin’ Hot bag – hidden in her vaginal cavity.   The stash in her cash box weighed about 1.2 ounces. 

You know, there are some things I would just never think to do, but I have to admire the creativity expressed by others. 


“You don’t suck…”

Why, thank you very much.

Monday, January 24th was National Compliment Day, but there’s still time to say something nice to someone. 


“… and a child will lead them.”

Kayla Kearney, an incredibly courageous senior at a Santa Rosa, California, high school took a Martin Luther King Jr. Day school assembly as an opportunity to “break the silence” and come out as a lesbian to the entire school.  Her articulate and poignant speech belies her young years.  At eight minutes long, you may be tempted to pass it by, but do yourself a favor and take the time to watch it.  I guarantee it will inspire you. 

Now who's going to put me over 300 followers?    

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