Archive for December, 2010

Just When The Last Election Made You Think That Americans Are Dumber Than a Sack of Hammers …

December 28, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


The new Gallup poll of Most Admired People puts Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at the top – far above everyone else.

However, there is some reward for you cynics out there — Glenn Beck got the same percentage as Nelson Mandela.

That makes Juanita’s head hurt.

Big League Apology

December 27, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


Buckaroos and Buckarettes – I have an apology to make.  A whole mess of your comments went into my spam box for no apparent reason.  I don’t check it as often as I should, and I apologize for that. So, they’ve been sitting there for a week or so, but they do not appear to have wilted any at all.

I will check more often.  I promise.  Eight brand new commenters probably got their feelings hurt, thinking I didn’t approve of their comments.   If I hurt somebody’s feelings, I want it to be on purpose, not by accident!

New Year’s Resolution #1 – check spam box more often.

That’s Entertainment!

December 27, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


Juanita’s favorite activity is watching Republican Presidential candidates fall like ball bearings off a workshop table on to a metal floor.  It’s loud, it makes a lot of mess, but it’s plenty funny to watch them scatter all over the floor.

And you have to admit that Haley Barbour is one enormous ball bearing.

The Mississippi state plane, a zippy Cessna Citation with a capacity of 12, is a favorite of corporate executives and the wealthy, and its principal passenger, Gov. Haley Barbour, might easily be mistaken for one of them when he arrives with a small entourage at airports in Washington, Las Vegas or New York, a car and driver waiting there at their disposal.

Barbour has traveled extensively on the jet, brushing off suggestions from Mississippi Democrats that he give it up in favor of a more modest propeller plane for his travel. The trips, according to a POLITICO review of the Cessna’s flight manifest since 2007, have mixed state business with both pleasure and national politics.

“Dude, it’s Mississippi,” Juanita pleads.  “Mississippi is the only state that keeps Texas from being last in everything.  Mississippi is the poorest state in the whole USA, but Haley Barbour takes the state jet to football games and wrestling matches?”
“Haley Barbour is so cold blooded that you could get frostbite taking his pulse,” Juanita says.

The New York Times

December 27, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


Gives credit where credit is due.

Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause?

And does that make that comedian, Jon Stewart — despite all his protestations that what he does has nothing to do with journalism — the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?

He may well be the smartest man on teevee.  And the most courageous.  Plus, he’s a heap of hilarity.  The entire beauty salon shuts down and up (which is indeed rare) at 10:00 every night to see The Daily Show.

Does anybody want to fight about that?

Okay, That’s All the Winter I Need

December 26, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


The reason I live on the Gulf Coast is that I do not like cold weather.  Cold weather makes me shiver.  Shivering is forced exercise.

I woke up this morning to a frozen birdbath.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that and I’d just as soon it be the last.

The upside is that it’s supposed to be back up to 75 by Wednesday.  I’ll go back outside then.

And You Think YOUR Christmas Eve is Busy?

December 24, 2010 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


Hey, at least you aren’t in charge of this.

Bank of America has snapped up hundreds of abusive domain names for its senior executives and board members in what is being perceived as a defensive strategy against the future publication of damaging insider info from whistleblowing Website WikiLeaks.

According to Domain Name Wire, the US bank has been aggressively registering domain names including its board of Directors’ and senior executives’ names followed by “sucks” and “blows”.

Brian T Moynihan Sucks and Blows

For example, the company registered a number of domains for CEO Brian Moynihan:,,, and

The wire report counted hundreds of such domain name registrations on 17 December alone. They were acquired through an intermediary that frequently registers domain names on behalf of large companies, says the report.

Reportedly, Juanita got

She’s gonna get rich.