The unfiltered truth

– Bumper sticker of the week: A little bit of rich can cover up a whole lot of stupid.

– Quote of the week: "A path is only a path, and there is no affront to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you....Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself one question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use." Carlos Castaneda, "‘The Teachings of Don Juan"

– The only viable third party in America would be the Republicrats. Republicrats are the result of an elephant and an ass getting together to screw, mainly the rest of us.

– Wal-Mart CEO vows to tell the "unfiltered truth": What the hell would the "filtered truth" be? Maybe something like Wal-Mart pays an honest day’s wages to their employees. Or that they sell only American made clothing. Or that they give equal opportunities to women and men alike. He called Wal-Mart an "urban legend." I would call them a "suburban sprawl nightmare." Shop locally owned if you at all can. You may have to pay a bit more, which I understand would be a sacrifice, but the local economy and our future sustainability as a nation will thank you.

– Somewhere between birth and now, I’ve come to realize that there are many paths that can be taken during one’s life. The better equipped you are to handle diversity, change, what’s called "requisite variety" in my world, the more likely it is that you will be able to sleep at night and avoid insanity.

– Breakfast of Champions:

• Meaties: For those of you who are on a low-carb diet. Tiny morsels of beef, lightly frosted.

• Christian Flakes: A tribute for you right-winged Christians who voted for George W. Bush.

• Fried Krispies: Tiny tidbits of anything that crawls.

• Iraqios: Explosions of taste in every bite. Kind of reminds you of war. (A tiny flag comes in every box).

• Tricks: Why should the kids have all the fun? These honey coated sweeties are for adults only.

• Golden Grams: Measured energy in every bite. It’s about high time you tried some.

• Fruit Hoops: This one ain’t for homophobics.

• Orgasms: These babies moan and groan in your bowl. A whole new way to experience cereal.

– If you’re doing something that is not good for your health, you have no one to blame but your spouse.

– To deny evolution is to embrace ignorance.

– There is nothing worse than feeling anonymous.

– Bush’s war: George W. claims his reelection is a continuing validation for his war in Iraq. I say his reelection only validates how truly stupid Americans really are.

– Rice’s confirmation hearings: Liar, liar, pants are on fire. Here we go. Rice defends Bush’s lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; she states the democratically elected President of Venezuela is "very deeply troubling." She failed to mention that no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, or that Bush is worried about Chavez because he will not allow American oil companies to continue to exploit his country. She swears up and down that she is truthful and honest. I say she can’t afford too many of these "little white lies," and continue to be the first black female nominated for Secretary of State.

– Iran and Venezuela had better be preparing for war: The eyes of a Texan are upon them.