Category: Random…

SO Funny…

I know that there are women who have issues with some of these things listed below as well, but it is so funny. I just had to post it. I’m not bagging on guys–it’s just funny to read about the mistakes that we humans make! 🙂



Class 1
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays — Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 2
The Toilet Paper Roll — Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The Seat and
Avoiding The Floor, Walls and Nearby Bathtub?
— Group Practice.
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor
Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5
After Dinner Dishes — Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
at 7:00 PM

Class 6
Loss Of Identity — Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7
Learning How To Find Things — Starting With Looking In The Right Places
And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum .
Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8
Health Watch — Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost — Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
Driving Simulations.
4 weeks, Saturday’s noon, 2 hours.

Class 11
Learning to Live — Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing .
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy — Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You’re Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 14
The Stove/Oven — What It Is and How It Is Used.
Live Demonstration.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses,
diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

California’s Business Climate and Fiscal Crisis

Alright–it’s time to delve into the policy of California once more…actually, probably for the first time on this blog.

The state of California has had a rough going for the past 5-6 years, largely due to financial mismanagement at the highest level (former Governor Gray Davis). The economy has suffered, and businesses–especially smaller ones–have fled from California because of the incredibly high tax hikes and other factors that made the business climate in California unfavorable.

One of these factors was the minimum wage increase of 2001. This increase was detrimental to small business owners, primarily, and has caused a great deal of turmoil in the state’s economy. (Even though I benefit from that increase, I still do not approve of it because of what it has done to the state.) The reasons given for raising the wage were often illogical when examined: One, for example, said that due to the ever-increasing cost of living in this state, wages had to be raised. Okay, that makes sense on the surface…but when you evaluate this, it is not logical. By raising the minimum wage, businesses have to pay their workers more, which usually means that they have to raise the prices of their goods or service. Therefore, though the wage is increased, the costs have also increased, making it just as bad as it was before.

According to a study done by the California Chamber of Commerce,

81% rate business conditions in California as worse than they were two years ago, an increase of fourteen points since the 2001 survey.

65% believe that business conditions in their industry or field have become worse in the last two years.

53% percent say conditions for their company have gotten worse.

Also, in regards to relocation:

15% of respondents say they have been approached by other states to expand or relocate out of state.

51% of those who were approached were offered monetary or other incentives to relocate.

Of those, 37% were offered a more favorable tax structure in the new location.

California currently has a budget deficit of approximately $21 billion dollars…and though Governor Schwartzenegger has done a tremendous job already in balancing the budget and making necessary cuts, the state is still no where near being in the clear.

Why do I mention all this? The State Assembly just passed a bill to increase minimum wage once more…making it $7.75 by January 2006 (it is a two phase raise, just like the last one). WHAT?! Why on earth would you do such a thing right now, when the economy is just beginning to stabilize in California? Businesses can barely afford to do business here as it is, and I thought that the idea was to attract businesses to come to California, not drive them away!

This bill is expected to pass the Senate next week, and then it will be up to Gov. Arnold.

At least we have a governor now who isn’t putting up with garbage. He currently has a higher approval rating than when he was first elected, and this 65% approval rating is the highest of any governor in the past 45 years! He is approved by both Republicans and Democrats, and most say that they feel like they can “understand” Arnold and what he is doing–which is more than anyone could say for Gray Davis. Arnold is beginning to bring the real meaning of politics back to Sacramento: he is serving the people and meeting their needs.

Anyway, I felt this urge to delve into one of my many qualms with California, and I’d love to hear your comments or questions, as always. This state may be the “Golden State”, but it is definitely not shining.