Posts Tagged ‘Is this for real?!’

Bobby Jindal inspired a new category: Hypocrite

In Hypocrite, Politics and Other Nonsense on March 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Oh, my. Here’s another one.

Bobby Jindal was making the rounds today. While I mostly agree that people should not be criticizing his speaking abilities and presentation, I disagree in a VERY big way that we should not be calling him a hypocrite. His claim that we’re bankrupting our country and our children’s ability to live a good life is definitely something I disagree with, specifically when he jumps right into wanting money for natural disasters.

I don’t disagree with him on providing funding for natural disasters, what I find amusing is that he doesn’t want to fund these things. He just wants the money to come from… where? And he doesn’t seem to want to prevent major fuck-ups, just throw money at them once they’ve already happened. How incredibly shortsighted. He specifically said that the government did not design and build the levees properly and “I think that is a simple concept: You break it. You buy it.”

So maybe we should provide some funding for infrastructure than, eh? Specifically, roads, bridges and levees? You know, those things that have created disasters lately? Like maybe head that shit up before it happens again?

I could say the same of just about anything that is happening today. Banks? Not regulated properly. You break it. You buy it.

Predatory lending? You break it. You buy it.

Overspending on a war that was lied about? You break it. You buy it.

Unfortunately, for you and me, the YOU in break it would be our elected officials and the YOU in buy it is… US.

Damn it Bobby. Now I have a new category and not nearly enough time on my hands to add to it. So many hypocrites, so little time.


Be pretty for cheap

In My Gift to You, The Bright Side on March 1, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Like, really cheap.

So I’m not really into makeup, but as a long time acne sufferer, I absolutely will not leave the house without some sort of concealer or coverup. I was reaching that “never leave the house” end of my supply and I have to be honest, I wasn’t real sure what I was going to do about it because I am flat out broke.

Then I got this email from a friend and it turns out that even someone in my financial situation can afford Elf makeup (Eyes, Lips, Face).

I received the following email:

Nordstrom is changing the logo on their makeup, so they’re selling everything for $1!!!

The make-up line e.l.f.(eyes-lips-face) has been bought out by Nordstrom and will be re-packaged with the Nordstrom name on it. They are getting rid of the entire make up in ELF packaging. They are selling everything for $1. You do have to pay shipping. They have everything -powder, mascara, lipstick, a mineral line (100% natural), brushes & cases, nail polish, lotions, you name it -it’s there.

The website is :

When you check out there is a space for a coupon code. Use CAROLINA and save an additional $7.50 if your order is over $15.00.

Now, there are a few things that are not $1, contrary to the email, like the mineral line, but SERIOUSLY folks, everything else was $1. There were only a couple items out of stock. I just placed an order and thought, this can’t be true. It all rang up, a buck each as it said it would. And with $7.50 off when you enter the “Carolina” code.

I’m still thinking it’s got to be too good to be true. I’ve never tried this line of makeup before, but for this kinda price, what the heck. I can’t imagine this will last long, so if you’re interested, get on it.

Now I’m waiting to receive my order and see how they’re fooling me. Maybe it will be “elf-sized” and come in all one-time-use only amounts. Even if that did happen, it’s not a bad deal to try something new. And I’ll have a couple more days that I can leave the house.