No Knee Jerks From Me…..

……up until few years ago, I was known for what I call as ‘ my instinctive behaviour’ and what most others (my well-wishers) thought as ‘my impulsive behaviour’. It didn’t bother me as I always believed that I processed the pros and cons much more faster than most of them anyway and was very much willing to pay the price expend the elbow-grease needed to see me through my actions/decisions.

Be it my decisions at my home in India, move from India, settle in Canada, buy/sell properties, choosing careers, making decisions for my son, whatever it  was, I was up and running in a flash. I analysed, planned, tweaked, planned more and acted all while on my feet. Sometimes the pace would tire my well-wishers out just trying to keep up with my accounts of my journey.

And then came 2008: when I started following then Senator Barack Obama’s campaign and trying to understand his point of view against my fellow-scorpion and most-distinguished Hillary Clinton. I found myself more contemplative and less instinctive/impulsive in my thoughts and opinions at least with regards to BO. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am NOT squeamish to criticize him. I am NOT naive to think that he is infallible. But, there is something about this man, something about his calm, contemplative and cohesive actions….that is instilling more confidence in me to trust him that doubt him. And, no it is NOT because I am not living in USA. Trust me, these days we are all so very interconnected and if the USA sneezes, we will feel the shivers up here too along with the rest of the world.

So, no knee-jerks from me on BO, not now, not ever. I’ll have my say after the deal is reached and after I’ve heard/read some more trust-worthy reports on this ginned up crisis and after the greatest kick-ass president has kicked some more asses…..


My Swimming Inspiration

Most of the friends of TDPP know that I can’t swim, can’t even wade like a duck, can’t even flap/flop like a rhinocerous, which would of course sink in matter of seconds. But, but, but….I do hold on to a dear and near ambition to master it one day. Now cheers to my inspiration, that day might come sooner than later. Seeing this 200+ pound cutie-hippy flip like this, I am confident that myself, a 130+ pound human-hippy can most certainly do it too…. Yes, you can hold my feet to the fire if I don’t master it by December 2011.

If I fail, I give you all full permission to ape this….



H/T: The Dependable Renegade

Really Mr. Weepy?…A Cul de Sac..?

……..the ‘World’s Saddest Tangerine’, who:

-> unfortunately is third to the presidency of the greatest country on earth and fortunately is literally counting his days out,

-> unfortunately is more beholden to his crying-moments of glory and fortunately will get his drying-moments soon enough,

-> unfortunately doesn’t understand the word ‘leadership’ and fortunately will begin to grasp the concept of  ‘compromise’ in less than 70 hours,

decried this today:


“It’s time to tell us how they’re going to get us out of the cul-de-sac they’ve driven our country into.”

Boehner made sure to repeat his line about the President driving the country into a cul-de-sac before concluding the brief session with reporters

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A cul de sac? Really?  Mr. Weepy, do you even know what a cul de sac is..?  Here is the helpful Wikipedia:

cul-de-sac (literally “bottom of bag” in French) is a word of French origin referring to a dead endcloseno through road (UK, Australian and Canadian English) or court (American and Australian English) meaning dead-end street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, its modern use is to calm vehicle traffic. In the United States, a cul-de-sac is notably longer than a court.[

Mr. Weepy, do take a moment to mop your tears with your manly-hanky and check this picture out… This is how a cul de sac typically looks…..and….

…………to answer your silly brilliant question, (why drag the ‘kick-ass’ president into this), allow me to kick your ass  help instead:

‘Mr. Weepy, just focus on the picture above. To drive out of a Cul de Sac, disengaging the ‘R’  and engaging the “D‘ is a start, followed by something called ‘steering’,….. you know the act where you actually tell the ‘car’ where you want it to go, like a  leader would….yes, that darn greek and latin word again’…

About That Kick-Ass President

G3 is a good friend from south of the border and we both indulge in healthy debate once in a while. While we both favour ‘blue’ for the crazy red, we don’t agree on many things: President Obama’s views and style for one. In my last week’s post I wrote that President Obama is kicking ass and I am loving every minute of it. G3 penned this comment:

Obama’s theatrics are good. But policy indicates otherwise. With trillions in cuts during the downturn, he seems more like he would love to cash out and spend time with family after 2012.

Here is the one who seems more like he would love to cash out and run….

After all with such sorry-state of fundraising and an awe-inspiring opposition line-up who would blame him, should he cut and run?

Sorry G3, you still haven’t understood his rope-a-dope strategy!