by Darryl, 03/25/2011, 3:39 PM

A few events for your weekend:

  • Tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:00 AM, Rep. Jim McDermott will host a “Coffee with your Congressman” event in West Seattle (more info) at C & P Coffee; 5612 California Avenue Southwest. “Please RSVP if you can to 206-553-7170.”
  • Also tomorrow is a community festival and fundraiser for Seattle’s Alternative School 1—Pinehurst:

    seattle_gig

    I’ll be at the festival playing bass with the Flying Blind Blues Band (we’ll be on stage about 5:00 pm).

  • Another school fundraiser…the Lakeside school spring rummage sale on Saturday (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Sunday (9:00 am to noon).
    • Enjoy your weekend!

23 Responses to “Weekend planner”

1. Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

Another weekend planner…

Figure out why GE (Obama’s favrit large corporation) paid NO 2010 taxes. Ask why a liberal leftist leaning DUMMOCRAPTIC company gets away with that.

Suck on that HA foolish ones. Don’t tell me about how conservative led corporations don’t pay their taxes, when GE got MILLIONS AND MILLIONS and then gets Green Money too.

2. YLB spews:

Are Jack Welsh and his hand-picked successor Immelt lefties?

I think not. Pound sand right wing fools.

That being said, this country would be a lot better off if all companies that operate in and profit from this country paid their fair share of taxes.

3. Randroid spews:

I feel vindicated. They are considering my idea of charging everyone by the mile.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/151765-cbo-says-taxing-drivers-based-on-miles-driven-a-real-option-for-raising-revenues

Or we can put tolls on mile of road.

4. proud leftist spews:

3: “my idea”

Please.

5. Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

@4: It’s a spoof, PL. And he’s (whoever) actually quite good at it.

6. Dave spews:

The Flying Blind Blues Band… I really like that name!

7. Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

I was going to save this for Bible Study, but what the hell:

Praise the lard!

“Our main finding was that people with a high frequency of religious participation in young adulthood were 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age than those with no religious participation in young adulthood,” says Matthew Feinstein, the study’s lead investigator and a fourth-year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

“And that is true even after we adjusted for variables like age, race, gender, education, income, and baseline body mass index,” he added.

The study, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, followed 2,433 men and women starting between the ages of 20 and 32 for 18 years. Study subjects were all of normal weight at the beginning of the study. By the end, however, those who had attended a religious function at least once a week were more likely to be obese, posting a body mass index of 30 or higher. Previous research by Northwestern Medicine has found a correlation between religious involvement and obesity in middle age and older adults.

8. rhp6033 spews:

# 7: I saw this story, and it didn’t surprise me at all. Consider the following:

(1) Geographical coincidence: church attendance is highest in the regions of the country which also tend to be more obese, on average, due to historical diet and cultural factors. The South and Midwest tend toward high-carb and high-calorie foods, including lots of fried foods, cornbread or bisquets, mashed potatoes or corn slathered in butter, etc. A couple of generations ago most of these people weren’t obese because they engaged in high-labor occupations of farming, logging, etc., which burned off the calories. Although modern machinery and changes in the job market have reduced the calories burned in employment, eating habits don’t also change quite so easily change within a generation or two. Everyone knows that when push comes to shove, or when you are feeling sick, tired, or stressed, you want to eat what your momma fed you: “comfort food”.

(2) Most protestant denominations tend discourage drinking alchohol, dancing, risque’ movies, etc. They encourage “fellowship” among fellow Christians. So that means food becomes the primary venue of entertainment. Every good protestant church-goer soon learns how to master the skill of balancing a paper plate on their knees while attending a covered-dish dinner or picnic after service.

(3) With worship services on Sunday mornings and again in the evenings, and lunch “fellowships” in between, that pretty much means you are sitting or eating for at least half of the weekend, reducing the opportunity for exercise. (However, I know a few churches where the worship service is quite active, especially some of the black congregations).

9. Michael spews:

@7,8
The south isn’t just the bible belt, it’s the diabetes belt as well.
http://www.dailyyonder.com/thursday-roundup-diabetes-belt-and-hbos-rural-drama/2011/03/17/3233

10. rhp6033 spews:

What if you owed a business, which made over 327 million a year profit last year, and which also made similar profits year after year previously? And what if a big corporation came to you and offered to buy that business, but instead of paying cash, they would pay you about the same amount in profit that you were already getting, but only for five years?

You would tell them to go take a flying leap, wouldn’t you?

Well, according to Publicola, that’s pretty much what Costco is trying to do now. Having been spurned at the polls last November when they tried to privatize the state’s liquor monopoly, they now are trying to do it with a proposal to the legislature. They are hoping that the promises of “hundreds of millions” of dollars in yearly profits (albeit for only five years) will get them what they want – the right to sell alchohol by the case at their stores. But except for some vague hints at extra revenue, they really aren’t promising anything which the state already receives from the sale of alchohol. And since Costco closes relatively early in the evening, they won’t provide any greater convenience to the customers.

11. Troll spews:

Do all left-wing, pot-smoking 9/11 truthers also believe Japan nuclear tragedy was an inside job?

12. proud leftist spews:

Darryl,
Does your band do covers or originals? If covers, who? Straight 12-bar or 16-bar blues stuff, or is that just your name? I throw minor chords into my “blues” tunes all the time, so I am far from a purist. Just wanting to know what I might hear if I have a chance to wander over.

13. Emmanuel Goldstein spews:

Uncut Seattle protest, Bank of America Branch, 4th & Pike, 11 am to 1 pm, 3-26-11. Tomorrow.

14. proud leftist spews:

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I’ll try to show. About time those that profit the most start to pay. 4th and Pike branch, you say?

15. Darryl spews:

Proud leftist,

“Does your band do covers or originals? If covers, who?”

The set we do is all covers. Who? Little Walter, Magic Sam, SRV, Bonnie Raitt. We even get a couple of rockabilly standards in….

16. King Max the First spews:

@3

we already pay by the mile…its called the gas tax.

this is just another scam to relieve us of more of our money.

17. YLB spews:

Yet another definition of a right wing degenerate:

A right wing degenerate’s tax preparer says he’ll have a tax bill of a penny and the degenerate soils his diaper: “they’re stealing from me!”

18. King Max the First spews:

@17

at least I pay taxes…which is more than I can say about your freeloading family.

19. YLB spews:

18 – You can’t “say” anything other than moronic, delusional right wing bullshit..

Find that Iranian oil we “buy” yet?

20. YLB spews:

Heh. Another “fun fact” for those who celebrate being full of crap:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2010-05-10-taxes_N.htm

and no… it hasn’t magically gone anywhere higher since then.

21. Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

You should talk ylb@19… Remember your knowledge of wireless networks?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

@20 No one celebrates you ylb. Why? We laugh at your fullofcrapness!

22. Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

Are Jack Welsh and his hand-picked successor Immelt lefties?

Wrong question moronic one!

Correct Question: Is Jeffery Immelt a lefty? YES!

Correct Question: Is ylb a moron? YES

I chose not to answer the moron’s last comment wireless comment because we all know he was NOT a Cisco Certified Instructor from 2004-2008! Butt he’ll try and talk technology, even when it’s way over his puny leetle mind. Let us know when you understand the difference between a unsecured network and a secured network ylb! Let us know about the MAC ID and user data being available in an unsecured network and a protected network where the MAC ID is still available while the user data is not. Butt of course he never understood this and still doesn’t to this day! That’s because he didn’t understand my first comment in the thread. Technology and ylb are diametrically opposed particles.

23. King Max the First spews:

YLB truly is a fool…

see if you can answer this basement dweller:

If a revolution in Iran interrupts their oil production, oil prices in the US will..

A. go down
B. Go up
C. No effect.

what iran does has just as much effect on our gas prices as any other oil producing nation that we do get oil from….its called an international market fool

no wonder you are such a freeloading, no tax paying schlep – you are completely clueless.