Senator Dodd helped the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut get $54,000,000 in stimulus funds. I’m happy about that. God knows that money should go to businesses that need it. Maybe I’ll finally be able to reap some benefits from the stimulus (that hands down success that Joe Biden Time can’t stop slobbering about) when we go down there next week. I’ll snag some of those peanuts in the snack tray that they charge $9 for and explain to management that I’ve already paid for them.
We went to the Ogunquit Playhouse last night. “The Drowsy Chaperone” was the first presentation of the year. I got a little drowsy at the beginning, but a couple of tap dancers livened me up. Because of the rumors around town, I expected uproarious comedy within a musical. What I got was a pleasant continuous giggle and a couple of belly laughs. I thoroughly enjoyed Carson Kressley, because he can’t “overplay” anything. His background antics were at times better than the players on stage. The dancing was spectacular, though, and the costumes were the best I have seen there.
A teacher in California took his class on a trip to Arizona. Seems he thought his students should learn about protests and, since he has issues with the Arizona immigration law about to go into effect, he figured the excursion could be a hand’s on experience in protesting in America. I dunno, I would consider that more of an “indoctrination” experience, but that’s just me. I also wonder…who paid the traveling expenses for Teach and his “little followers” to protest what’s going on in Arizona? Seems to me there is plenty to protest right there in California.
I’m in mourning today, again, because of California. LA to be exact. I haven’t seen the little guy yet, but I imagine he’s tripping over his chin. At least the Celts gave us a good series and a lot to cheer about. Speaking of cheering, LA had the usual amount of jubilant beatings, celebratory small car fires, and rah-rah Lakers window shatterings. Don’t get me wrong. Boston has had their share of “celebrations” also, but I wonder if these exemplary “sports” fans really needed to contribute to 37 fire incidents, 18 medical aid requests, and 8 people being transferred by ambulance to hospitals, just to show thanks to their “sports” team. Way to go, fans.
So, how are the BP congressional hearings working for you? I know for me, they have amounted to BuPkiss. I hope everyone involved feels better though. Tony looked appropriately contrite each time he non-answered a question, and our elected officials looked appropriately pompous and outraged each time they asked one. It was a perfect dog-and-pony show. If I hear one more person in Washington suggest yet another congressional hearing, my ears are going to blow off my head.
We’re seeing some definitive action by the administration to cut down on waste and fraud. It’s setting up a “do not pay” list to stop government from sending checks to the undeserving, such as prisoners and dead people. Huh. Call me crazy, but…awww, forget it. This one is right up there with a second stimulus. Well, I’m out of peanuts.