Thursday, February 15, 2007

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot...

If things are going swimmingly well and we are making progress in Iraq as our empty headed leader likes to tell us, then why in the world are we having to receive 7000 Iraqi refugees? link
The Bush administration hopes to resettle about 7,000 Iraqi refugees to the United States this year, the State Department said Wednesday. "We have a responsibility to respond to the immediate needs of Iraqis who have fled violence and persecution," said U.S. Undersecretary Paula Dobriansky. The U.N. high commissioner for refugees estimates up to 2 million Iraqis have fled since the war began.
Immediate needs of Iraqis? lol that is just so precious.. Immediate needs like regular electricity, security, no long lines at the gas station? Nyah..lets just resettle 7000 and beat our chests , we are the most compassionate nation in the world. No we are we really are.. Now pass me that Koolaid!
Go team!!!

I liked this rolling stone ad..

Picture removed (02/28/2007)

Some of you folks are gonna hate me for these.. link

I was caring for a woman and asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?" "It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste" the patient replied. I then asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly." Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf, Detroit, MI

As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB, I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams. To cover my embarrassment I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly. The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassing me. I looked up from my work and sheepishly said, "I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?" She replied, "No doctor, but the song you were whistling was, "I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener". Dr. Wouldn't submit his name

I haven't been to some of your blogs lately, but will be around. I was at home but it took me a while to get rid of the 2-3 inches of frozen stuff including ice that was coating our driveway, steps, walkway and the cars. You know what, I will gladly shovel snow but ice..Oy! Lets see how this back holds up.


Aditi said...

hmm ice.. that would sux...
and i was wondering where u got lost but no biggie

Sanjay said...

@Aditi.. Yes it did about 2-4 inches of the frozen stuff coating the walkways, driveway and the cars. Took me a cpl of hours to clean everything up so we did not feel like we were skating over ice.
Thanks for noticing.

Eli said...

7,000 refugees. I think that's a pretty good measure of the sincerity of BushCo's desire to rescue those poor Iraqis from that mean Mr. Saddam.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Once I expanded that Rolling Stone cover...HAH! Classic!

Where DO you find these things?

gr said...

People pay good money to health clubs to get the kind of workout a good snowfall provides.

Nancy Willing said...

Who would be that dumb! KY on toast.

Sai said...

I am at work so didn't access the links, will do

Love the doctor jokes! Hope you back is OK.

Maggie said...

Funny, I think I should have eaten breakfast because the photo just made me wrong is that?

Asha said...

Sanjay,every time I try to open this blog,my screen freezes(haloscan?)since last week and I have to close and come back again to start all over!!

We have sunshine and little cold,that's it!:))

A good Gyn. Doctor never whistles or embarrassed!!I would complain to the Medical board if he does and it's little strange to hear that "does it tickle?" enquiry!He should be talking to somebody about how to examine a woman,there are etiquettes for Gyn docs what to and what not to do! He will in trouble one of these days.
First day of Anatomy class in Med school involves cutting up a human body!That becomes routine over the yrs.He is embarrassed? Who gave this fool a degree?
Okay,deeep breath and smile,he is p..... me off this morning!!:))

meno said...

7,000. well damn, aren't we great! How many more of them could there be?

Love the dr stories.

ML said...

Ain't Bush grand? How generous of him (rolling eyes)

Beach Bum said...

Rescuing that 7000 is just a measure of his "compassionate conservatism" but please excuse me because I'm a cynic. I wonder what the people around the Gulf Coast all around New Orleans think of this report?

Eli said...

Who would be that dumb! KY on toast.

I read a story about a woman who put her contraceptive jelly on toast, and then sued the manufacturer for inadequate instructions when she got pregnant.

starry nights said...

7000 Iraqui refugees.what about the rest of the people who have no homes ,electricity and basic human needs.Just giving refuge to a few thousands is not going to be of any use.It just makes us look nice that we are helping out and opening our doors.I thought that the initial plan was to make Iraq a safe place for the Iraqi people.

Sanjay said...

@Eli.. Hey and how about this? Aren't we worried about some bad guys slipping in as refugees.
Cuz given the Bushco logic, we fight them there so we don't fight them here.. or something.
lol@ contraceptive jelly on toast. It has some nice ads oh and some are not safe to view at work. I have to add a link to acknowledge where I found them. you must be getting quite the workout gr, given how upstate NY is being pounded.

@Nancy.. It never surprises me you know.

@Sai..Yes thanks. My back is fine. My upper left shoulder is a bit strained but thats about it.

@Maggie.. The fact that it got you hungry tells me the ad succeeded. :)

@Asha, I have had the problem too. :-/ Yep I did wonder if that reaction was not professional. Feel free to rant.

@Meno.. Thanks

@Ml..Bush style compassion and what Beach bum says.

@BB..Exactly my thoughts. I marched with someone I know from the Eschaton blog, at the DC peace march who had to leave NOLA and move to NC.

Sanjay said...

@Starry.. I thought that the initial plan was to make Iraq a safe place for the Iraqi people.

That's already done, don't you hear the "On to Iran next" war drums beating? :)

Carrie said...

Bush (rolling eyes)

Oscar Meyer made me laugh out loud.

We got a light dusting but we are on our way to sunshine and temps in the 60s next week!

Diana said...

Oy, indeed! With ice, I just sprinkle the salt on and leave it be. There's no beating it.

Loved the medical blunders.

Id it is said...

Snow is bad enough to shovel, but ice is worse. I still have a thick two inch sheet of ice covering my sidewalk and driveway!

Lotus Reads said...

Wow@ 7,000 refugees! George Bush is a compassionate man indeed! ;)

I was listening to the radio at hospital today and they were talking about Rudy Giuliani and his decision to run for President. That sure has breathed new life into the Republican race,hasn't it?

Sorry about all the ice hacking you had to do - good thing your back's holding out!

beenzzz said...

Sorry you've been sick. There is some sore throat thing going around.

Keshi said...

**KY Jelly."

wuts that?


Sanjay said...

@Carrie.. You make me jealous..60s! :)

@Diana. Maybe that is what we should have done, but I guess the exercise does not hurt.

@Iditis.. agreed :)

@Beenzz.. am ok just a bit of a strain in my upper back from all that shoveling.

@Lotus..LOl@ Shrub's compassion.
Yay for my back holding out.

Re: Rudy running. I have to disagree with you about this. There may be a small part of the GOP that might think Rudy has a chance. That and the media pundits who crowned him America's mayor (err..hello no, he ain't that) probably believe the rest of America is gonna swoon cos he is running for President.

Rudy is not a social conservative and the GOP primaries are dominated by ppl who are very conservative. His support of abortion and gays make that hard, unless he does a lot of flip flopping.

Also having lived in NYC when he was mayor and then in New Haven where we could watch the NYC TV channels, I can tell you he wasn't that great a mayor. Also being tough on crime is not the only thing that gets you elected esp for national office. That and his involvement with a consulting firm that had been milking money since 911 are also issues.

The other candidates running for president are gonna try to be more conservative than Rudy, so he is no shoo in.

Also I was listening to a cpl of observers from New Hampshire who have been following candidates in both parties. They said the dems were clearly more energized while the republicans looked listless.

I mean the mess the GOP has gotten our country in really makes it hard for them to win the Presidency in '08. Even if the candidate were Rudy it would be very hard. There is a lot of unhappiness with the GOP in the US no matter what poll you look at.

I wish the dems were more assertive about where they stand on some key issues, but lets see how that goes.
Thats a long response. I can't shut up when in come to politics. :-/

Sanjay said...

**KY Jelly."

wuts that?'s a non petroleum jelly based product that is mostly used as a sexual lubricant.

Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Sanjay!

Was just repeating what I heard on the radio - nice to hear your viewpoint, too. I'm almost embarrassed to say I know little or nothing about American politics, so I am always happy to learn. Yes, I remember someone on the radio saying that before 9/11 Giuliani was extremely unpopular in New York..guess 9/11 changed his image somewhat? And yeah, I was aware of the consulting firm -Bernard Kerik also has/had something to do with it, if I remember correctly.

deepsat said...

LOL!!! nice link of embarrassing moments!!

"Immediate needs of Iraqis" - what the hell is going on there?? or in those nut heads!!!

take care sanjay!!


Orchid said...

Is that KY thing for real !?!...LOL
You too??....part of mother nature's winter travails? when is it going to end??

Sugarlips said...

7000 Iraqi refugess..George W. Bush very compassionate leader of our country ;)

We all are having fun with snow :)
Its freezing everywhere :( I already miss summer.

Doctor jokes were super doper hilarious :) KY jelly lol and embarrasing moments :)

Stay Beautiful...!!

Sanjay said...

@Lotus.. No problem, I always love hearing your point of view . :-)How about this? I know even less about politics from your part of the world than you do about ours.
Oh ya his man Bernie almost became the homeland security chief.
BTW Rudy gets 100k a pop to speak. I can't figure that one out.

Sanjay said...

@Deepsat..these are delusional folks.

@Orchid.. Yes the KY is for real. Ugh at winter,esp the snow and ice.


Ash said...


Mother of Invention said...

And does Bush plan to conduct interviews to narrow down the 7000 winners?

Anali said...

Those Dr. stories are hilarious! I imagine that Freud would have something to say about that Dr's choice of a song!