Drink This In

Making it through each day, one sip at a time!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Save Your Ass

Thank you Michael Moore, this is indeed an awakening for the Reps of this rotten country. Wake up and smell the "You're done for" sign everyone

Everyone said the bill would pass. The masters of the universe were already making celebratory dinner reservations at Manhattan's finest restaurants. Personal shoppers in Dallas and Atlanta were dispatched to do the early Christmas gifting. Mad Men of Chicago and Miami were popping corks and toasting each other long before the morning latte run.
But what they didn't know was that hundreds of thousands of Americans woke up yesterday morning and decided it was time for revolt. The politicians never saw it coming. Millions of phone calls and emails hit Congress so hard it was as if Marshall Dillon, Elliot Ness and Dog the Bounty Hunter had descended on D.C. to stop the looting and arrest the thieves.
The Corporate Crime of the Century was halted by a vote of 228 to 205. It was rare and historic; no one could remember a time when a bill supported by the president and the leadership of both parties went down in defeat. That just never happens.
A lot of people are wondering why the right wing of the Republican Party joined with the left wing of the Democratic Party in voting down the thievery. Forty percent of Democrats and two-thirds of Republicans voted against the bill.
Here's what happened:
The presidential race may still be close in the polls, but the Congressional races are pointing toward a landslide for the Democrats. Few dispute the prediction that the Republicans are in for a whoopin' on November 4th. Up to 30 Republican House seats could be lost in what would be a stunning repudiation of their agenda.
The Republican reps are so scared of losing their seats, when this "financial crisis" reared its head two weeks ago, they realized they had just been handed their one and only chance to separate themselves from Bush before the election, while doing something that would make them look like they were on the side of "the people."
Watching C-Span yesterday morning was one of the best comedy shows I'd seen in ages. There they were, one Republican after another who had backed the war and sunk the country into record debt, who had voted to kill every regulation that would have kept Wall Street in check -- there they were, now crying foul and standing up for the little guy! One after another, they stood at the microphone on the House floor and threw Bush under the bus, under the train (even though they had voted to kill off our nation's trains, too), heck, they would've thrown him under the rising waters of the Lower Ninth Ward if they could've conjured up another hurricane. You know how your dog acts when sprayed by a skunk? He howls and runs around trying to shake it off, rubbing and rolling himself on every piece of your carpet, trying to get rid of the stench. That's what it looked like on the Republican side of the aisle yesterday, and it was a sight to behold.
The 95 brave Dems who broke with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were the real heroes, just like those few who stood up and voted against the war in October of 2002. Watch the remarks from yesterday of Reps. Marcy Kaptur, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Dennis Kucinich. They spoke the truth.
The Dems who voted for the giveaway did so mostly because they were scared by the threats of Wall Street, that if the rich didn't get their handout, the market would go nuts and then it's bye-bye stock-based pension and retirement funds.
And guess what? That's exactly what Wall Street did! The largest, single-day drop in the Dow in the history of the New York Stock exchange. The news anchors last night screamed it out: Americans just lost 1.2 trillion dollars in the stock market!! It's a financial Pearl Harbor! The sky is falling! Bird flu! Killer Bees!
Of course, sane people know that nobody "lost" anything yesterday, that stocks go up and down and this too shall pass because the rich will now buy low, hold, then sell off, then buy low again.
But for now, Wall Street and its propaganda arm (the networks and media it owns) will continue to try and scare the bejesus out of you. It will be harder to get a loan. Some people will lose their jobs. A weak nation of wimps won't last long under this torture. Or will we? Is this our line in the sand?
Here's my guess: The Democratic leadership in the House secretly hoped all along that this lousy bill would go down. With Bush's proposals shredded, the Dems knew they could then write their own bill that favors the average American, not the upper 10% who were hoping for another kegger of gold.
So the ball is in the Democrats' hands. The gun from Wall Street remains at their head. Before they make their next move, let me tell you what the media kept silent about while this bill was being debated:
1. The bailout bill had NO enforcement provisions for the so-called oversight group that was going to monitor Wall Street's spending of the $700 billion;
2. It had NO penalties, fines or imprisonment for any executive who might steal any of the people's money;
3. It did NOTHING to force banks and lenders to rewrite people's mortgages to avoid foreclosures -- this bill would not have stopped ONE foreclosure!;
4. It had NO teeth anywhere in the entire piece of legislation, using words like "suggested" when referring to the government being paid back for the bailout;
5. Over 200 economists wrote to Congress and said this bill might actually WORSEN the "financial crisis" and cause even MORE of a meltdown.
Put a fork in this slab of pork. It's over. Now it is time for our side to state very clearly the laws WE want passed. I will send you my proposals later today. We've bought ourselves less than 72 hours.
Michael Moore

Friday, September 26, 2008

Rise Up!

Everyone who reads this blog, and I thank you for doing so. Please go to this website.


It is free, don't worry. Please watch the video, it may take an hour and a half of your time, but please, do so for your own good.

As I watched the film, I realized how depressing it really want last year the Wednesday after election. What the hell were people thinking. Honestly, if you are thinking about repeating that same mistake you made four years ago, please do us all a favor and send yourself to MARS!!!!! What the hell good do you think you are doing by voting against Obama? BECAUSE HE'S BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GFYS!!!!!!!!!! if you don't understand what that mean, I'll tell you GLADLY!!!!!

Seriously, who gives a rats ass if Obama is black, Chinese, Muslim, Indian, or AN ALIEN, for crying out loud. He wants to make this country great again. Something that has been lacking since CLINTON was in power. YES I said it!!!! When Clinton left office, he handed over to Bushy, a nation that was creating 23,000 jobs a year, we were working on nearly a trillion dollar up rise. The middle class was the best it had ever, YES I said EVER!!! been. Then this monkey from Texas, comes in and DICKS!! the entire thing up. WOW, I don't think ANY president has done something THAT messed up, EVER!! If Nov does not go well, my advice, either leave the country, or stock up on romen noodles, and canned goods. Cause it will be the end of the nation, we will hit another depression, and it's gonna look like shit all over our faces.

The other day, I was waiting in line for something (American always wait in lines, it's what we do best, wait in line for some ass-hole at the front who has no clue since 1976, and wont make up their mind) and I over heard a conversation.

"I vote for Bush cause he is someone I could have a beer with"
I waited, and thought about that statement for a while, and thought to myself, "WTF, I don't want to have a beer with the president of the United State, I don't want my president to have a beer at all, I want him to RUN the country. Okay if you go to Camp David every once in a while, but seriously, 'I'm too busy to save the minorities Helen, I'm having a beer with my rich white ass-hole counter-part' No No No No No NO!!!!"

And then, I thought about how everyone liked Bush because he was a 'good ol' boy' from Texas. Again WTF, the Bush family is FROM CONNECTICUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were an east coast family FOREVER!!!!! Think about that thought at your next rally.

Please in Michigan the deadline to register to vote is Oct 6!! Please if you are reading this, and live in Michigan, GO GET REGISTERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The youth of the country is drastically slumped on the SUCK MY ASS section of voting. It only takes a few minutes of your time. WOW, your video games, watching computer porno, or just sitting on your ass at home doing NOTHING is SSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO important that you cannot raise the bar for the youth of this country, then please, get on ship to MARS!!! I am tired of your lazy worthless ass, BE GONE!!

Thank you

Freelance Democratic Writer. Dobek

Signing off.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Welcome Fall

Welcome Fall, here you are, in all your glory. I cannot wait to bite into that first carmel apple. I have already indulged in Espresso Bay's Pumpkin Pie Latte, I must say, I am the best at making that drink. Well Jessie's is awesome too. I have not had my first pumpkin dounut, but I had some hot apple cider with carmel, and it was amazing.

How I adore fall. I cannot wait to get my pumpkin and carve them. All the fun stuff. The Haunted House, haunted forest. Oh... I am soo excite. I have been debating what I should be this year for Halloween. I want to have a party too. I really want a carmel apple, maybe I'll make one tonight. ^^

Well enough thinking about fall, I should really get back to school work

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pearls Before Swine

Such Wisdom

A Miss Fire on my Camel's Drive


I'M WIRELESS NOW!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!! My five year old Mac, the love of my techno life is now wireless. I'm sooo happy. Eat that all you new lappies.


Happy Birthday Tom

Happy Birthday Tom, another year older sweety. I got him a nice bike rack for his car this past weekend, now we can take them anywhere with us. I have been thinking about getting a new bike myself, and Mclain Cycle has one that I really liked. It's like an old granny bike, but I loved it, it was sooo comfortable. I cannot be hunched over anymore, it just hurts my back. AND, alright I want comfort now, I think I've earned it, I'M 23!!! GIVE ME COMFORT!!!

I don't know maybe my ass is too bonie, or tooo big, but all I know is I want a new bike. LOL my old one is fine, but its just not well, not it's not fine, it's out of date, hurts my buttom, and sucks. I want something better.
SOOOOOO, the bike is not that expensive, and so Mclain also have the Freedom to Ride, where I could get a loan for the bike, and not have to pay any interest for the first year, I'm nor than sure I could pay it off in a year, so well YES I WANNA DO IT!!!. But Tom being the careful person he is, wants to check it out more. I don't blame him, I'm just really antsy about it. So yea.

Chair of Authority

This is now the NEW Espresso Bay foodchain

McCain Sexist

Honestly, think about it for two mintues, maybe some of you have to think for a little longer than that. But really WHY is Sarah Palin the VP running mate with John McCain?
I honestly think cause he thinks it's going to give him the edge. Barack and Clinton were battling it out for sooo long, that the country was getting used to the thought of a woman in power. So now that Barack didn't choose Clinton has his second, then that put the hot seat right in McCains palm. He thinks he will win voters if he has her as his running mate. She's perfect squeaky clean, therefore there must be something rotten in the mix.

Freelance Democratic Writer
signing off

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Down 115

SO today, Tom and I are going down to Mnt Pleasent to see Jessie and Nick. I'm ubber excited to see her, even though it's only been a week. Heh, but still I'm really excited to see her new place. Even though there is nothing in M/P we are going to take a tour around the campus, see a flick and get some dinner. It's going to be fun.

OMG, I found on the keds website that you can design your own shoe!!! AND sell them on Zazzle. I haven't posted mine yet, but they are awesome. I wanna create one for myself, but I just don't know, all of the designs are cool, I wouldn't be able to choose. Maybe Tom and Jessie can help me choose.

Well have to dash into the shower, grab some coffee and on our way. I'll have pics up later about the trip

Away laughing on a fast camel.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


how do you think todd would feel about me posting these?

Thank you Lisa, these were awesome

basic rules for ordering coffee from me when I've been working for the past 40 hours straight:

1. I will GLADLY help you when you end your cell phone conversation.

2. do not assume that, just because you're a self-proclaimed "regular," i will know that when you say "just gimme' one of those white chocolate 'thingies'," and then proceed to chuckle at your funny that you made, i will know that you want a frozen white mocha just because that's what you ordered last time; i will make you a hot white chocolate until you can place your order as if we're both dignified.

3. it is not funny to me when you accidentally say sour cream instead of whipped cream. I will finish your order when you pull yourself together.

4. I know you were bred in northern Michigan, but, for christs sake, if another person orders a GRAND latte, I'm going to spill your GRANDE (grahn-day) drink all over you, and I'm serious.

5. drink carriers are for 4 drinks. even 3 drinks. when you ordered 2 drinks, that's why god gave you 2 hands, and I will tell you we're out of carriers and I don't care how sassy you get about it.

6. when you and your 17 year old bff4evz stand and stare absent-mindedly at the drink menu for 25 minutes and then decide to [split] a short cappuccino because you "liked the one you had at speedway," and then spend another 10 minutes counting out your quarters and dimes to come up with three dollars and fifty cents, and then deduce that you're too "chill" and "sick" to say please and thank-you, you better believe i will make you an authentic cappuccino-- which is milk foam and espresso; not magic "french vanilla" candy syrup dreamzzz. and you can be sure i will steam your milk to 220 degrees.

7. if your car is pulled up to the building and you and your friends are all sitting in it with your lap tops out, I actually will catch on to the fact that you're not playing solitaire, and i will passive-aggressively turn off the wi-fi.

8. when you are so super-hott n' sexy that you have to wear your knock-off coach sunglasses (which, fyi, would still be trashy even if they were legit) inside a dimly lit coffee shop, and then are way too much above me to stop chomping your gum to talk to me with common human courtesy, not to mention complete sentances, and THEN expect you can ask me to make your drink "fat-free, sugar-free," you should know that I will be making your drink with half&half and extra caramel.

9. when you ask what our sizes are, and i point to our lovely display of short, tall, grande and vastos cups-- which are all actually right in front of your face and clearly labeled-- don't you DARE order a medium, so help me god.

10. as cool and awesome as you think you are because you orded an iced coffee just like the equally cool/awesome people in the sweet new mcdonalds commercial, you're actually not cool. because it's ice and coffee; there is nothing awesome or special about that. you're actually getting ripped off because you're essentially drinking melted ice with a little bit of coffee that was brewed about 8 hours ago. and you're not, like, "scene" or anything just because you ordered said rip-off drink un-humanly slow and you can't bend at the knees because you're purple jeans are too tight.

and, a quick wildcard-- just because the tip jar says "barista college fund" that does not mean that every girl who works here happens to be named barista; i would rather you keep your two dimes and one penny (which truly is not contributing at all to putting me through college) and spare me the anger of adressing me as barista (or "barteesa" to you real big dumb-asses i was talking to in rule #4). it's a little bit demeaning.