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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just Some Questions

Below are questions I have asked myself throughout the past week. Instead of writing what my answers to them would be I am interested in any answers you may have, or additional questions you have asked yourself.

For the week starting Saturday November 7, 2009 here are some questions I have had:

What would Nancy Pelosi look like if her cosmetic surgery was through a “public option?”

If you nickname was a car make or model what would it be?

Revisiting a question from a month or so ago, if you are not a government worker: Have you been at all adversely impacted by government employee furlough days?

Is “My City Was Gone” more identifiable with The Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde or Rush Limbaugh?

Cable or satellite?

Brush or sponge when doing the dishes?

Number one thing federal government can do to generate 1,000,000 more jobs in the private sector?

Should the White House and Congress concentrate on paying down debt or increase spending?

When was the last time you wrote or communicated with your Congressional or Senate Representative and what was the topic?


Alarm, music or wake up naturally?

Do you think President Obama has taken too many trips?

Why do coffee makers, pots, keep breaking on me lately?

Number one thing state can do to generate and/or attract 10,000 more jobs in the private sector?

What made you laugh uncontrollably this week?

Do you think it is funny that when you renew your car registration on line in California when the transaction is complete it says “Congratulations!”?

Assuming good service, 15%, 20% or varies depending on service?

Number one thing city can do to generate and/or attract 100 more jobs in the private sector?

What if the 9/11 jurors and prosecutors are the same as the OJ jurors and prosecutors and they get acquitted?

Did you know that in Alaska when moose get hit by vehicles and they are “fresh” they contact local charities who come and butcher it on the spot and use the meat for soup kitchens and feeding the homeless?

Cookies or Pie?

So those are the questions, what are your answers? Click on the comments button below and let us know what you think.


Bob Schilling said...

To your questions:

1. Just like it does now. But she might speak more slowly.

2. Checker -- like a cab, I'm always on the go.

3. Not that I know of. But I've been out of the country.

4. I have no clue.

5. Satellite

6. Both brush and sponge

7. Provide a $1 billion low-interest loan fund to support the formation and/or expansion of small businesses.

8. In a way, both. Reducing the cost of government -- indeed, actually measuring what the government is doing -- is a major task for all administrations. Making wise decisions about expenditures is the same. The government should spend where it makes sense, cut back where it makes sense, and manage the budget so our debt doesn't get out of hand.

9. I wrote about a month ago in support of health care reform.

10. Huh?

11. News

12. No

13. Where in your life should you be kinder or more compassionate?

14. Reform the legislature to allow the majority to actually rule. Rescind term limits. Adopt strict budgets that bring expenses slightly below revenues. Use the surplus to provide a rainy day fund. If you're in a revolutionary mood, replace all current taxes with a 20% VAT and mandate the state to live with the resulting means.

15. My niece thought we were REALLY rockers because we knew how to do the "YMCA." Like her generation invented it, and we had just caught on...

16. No. I think they're serious. And I think they're pretty happy that they were able to come up with an online renewal process that some bureaucrat or state attorney didn't kill.

17. Mostly 20%. The people serving me generally have even less money than I do.

18. Win the Tesla siting competition.

19. If they hold the trial in New York, don't worry about it. The jurors will be knitting hangman's knots. I'm more worried about the prosecution, and about the violations of due process that may have already taken place. Of course -- and I know it's an inconvenient question -- what if they really didn't do it? We've had lots more allegations in this case than presentation of evidence.

20. No, I didn't know that. But it makes sense. Probably doesn't feed every hungry Alaskan, but why let a good moose go to waste?

21. Pie

Dennis C Smith said...


If I were 9/11 terrorist going on trial I would want either NYC, Boston or San Francisco for my venue. With jury pool that includes SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village chance of finding that 1 vote is a lot higher than say Pittsburgh, Dallas or Tuscon.

Sheryl said...

What would Nancy Pelosi look like if her cosmetic surgery was through a “public option?”
hmmm - are we feeling catty today?

Brush or sponge when doing the dishes?
Washable dish rag

no - but I this is one of my favorite words to say :-)

Sheryl said...

Oh, every Tuesday I ask myself, why does the city have street sweeping during prime parking time next to the train station. I've ended up driving to work several times when I couldn't find a parking spot.

cookies (if they're chocolate chip)
pie (if it's fresh fruit)