Where to start?...Start with my diabetes..I switched meds and meters..for anyone who needs to know..True Trac sucks bites and blows...I now use Accu Chek...it works well..I also switched from Avandament which could give me a heart attack but was free(yeah, it's free..but it could kill me...)to Glyburide-Metformin..which cost me about $11...so I opted for the G-M..and boy does it work..it works so well,my sugar dropped down to 45...I was sweating, shaking, trembling,light headed, dizzy...freaked me out..and what is to me..very fucking funny..I used to spend money on drugs that would make me feel like this and thought it was a good thing.Now?....not so good..So went to the Dr and after reading out when the drops were it became clear that my morning and evening readings were good...65's...88's..etc...but when it would drop is between the meals..I need to eat something in between the meals that has enough carbs to keep my numbers up and not let them drop..as having seizures and slipping into a coma is not my idea of a good time..So we think I should either only take a half in the am and a half in the pm..or eat a good carb for my breaks..Dr. told me that a bowl of bluebell rocky road was not his idea of good carbs.but thought it was worth a shot..so will eat fruit exactly half way between eat meal..where I was eating celery or a small salad..I eat hardly any carbs or sugar..and I need to figure out good carbs from bad carbs and not quit taking them all together.sigh*...I know eventually I will get this under control and think I am almost there..but damn..I gained 1 1/2 lbs.fuck..I think it was the baby phats...them's some big ass shoes...yeah..it's the shoes...
OK..enough about me...Are you ready for some Kinky Friedman news?
Looks like since Kinky couldn't make governor of Texas he had to do something to keep himself out of trouble and as you know ..he is never ever seen without his trusty smell stogie..Well, he now makes them..He unfurled his new line of handmade cigars last Wednesday."These are the first non-Cuban cigars that I've smoked in over 25 years," Mr. Friedman said.
And indeed, despite pestering from the press, he never let on during his political campaign where he obtained his supply..(I think Castro has them shipping them to him..and he knows Castro's ready to croak..and he needs to fill the void.
"To get me weaned off of Havanas, they have to be pretty special," Mr. Friedman said of his own brand.
What he learned and used in the campaign has not gone missing. The logo for his new cigar brand was used in his run for governor.And the five lines of cigars in his new venture read like chapter titles in his biography.
There's The Governor(politics), Kinkycristo(comedy;Montecristo is a famous Cuban cigar), Texas Jewboy(name of his back-up band),Utopia(name of his dog rescue ranch) and The Willie(good friend and adviser Willie Nelson).
But always quick with a quip, perhaps Mr. Friedman is just proving that sometimes a Willie
is just a Willie.
Mr. Friedman will be rolling out his new cigars at shops across Texas over the next month and promises to sign cigar boxes while discussing"fine cigars, politics and virtually everything else."..Yupper..that's our Kinky..
there are also Blue Dog Democrats..and for the first time during 110Th Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition-a 47-member grouping of self-described moderate and conservative Democrats-defied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership on a critical national security issue:Saturday night's vote on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act(FISA)...
The Bush administration..had been trying since March to persuade Congress to pass legislation clarifying FISA to ensure that warrants would not be required to monitor terrorist phone calls.. The political situation changed dramatically in recent weeks, after U.S. intelligence agencies reported increased "terrorist" chatter suggesting an attack on the United States could occur shortly...Faced with the nightmarish possibility that continued failure to act could facilitate a terrorist strike, the Blue Dogs concluded that Mrs. Pelosis's wrath was the least of their problems when it came to FISA...the Washington Times..
them dumb sonsabitches...every time Bush and his motley crew want a bill passed they run the old terrorist attack on U.S.soil flag up the flag pole and scare the fuck out of everyone...and them fucking Blue Dogs went for it..dumbshits..
I'm so glad I'm a Yellowdog....