Friday’s Path – February 25th, 2011

by Mafia Rose

A Story in Politics and Growing Up…

I went out to dinner last night with my husband and two kids. While we waited for our food, I played a few games on the kids’ menu with my daughter, who’s four. At one point, I lost focus and accidentally won a game (Oh no!). Well, boy could you hear from just about anywhere in the restaurant, how upset she was and how, “It’s not fair!”

I calmly explained to her that she can’t win every game and that she will just have to try again next time. That wasn’t working, and the fit continued. So, I gently informed her that I was done playing games for the night, because “I don’t like to play games with people who get angry when they lose.” Without missing a beat, she replied, “Well, I don’t like to play games with people who win!”

I’m ready to register her with the Democrat party.

Or…maybe I’ll sign her up with the Wisconsin teachers’ union.

You see, as we grow and mature, we realize that there are better ways to handle our disagreements and differences. It’s just too bad that there are sooooo many adults who insist on acting like children. I get enough of that at home…really!

Take a stroll along our Garden Paths today and enjoy the cornucopia of enlightening stories available to read and share. And don’t forget to drop off your news and tidbits here in our own little corner garden.

Me?? I’m going to stop and smell the roses…


Filed under Democrats, Funny Stuff, Unions

16 responses to “Friday’s Path – February 25th, 2011

  1. Dee

    Liberalism: Not a mental disorder….just childish.

    Now it looks like Charlie Sheen is going to protest his own firing! LOL!
    “I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong,” he said.

    What is with people making mountains out of molehills? Comparing the laying off of teachers to Pearl Harbor, and now the firing of an actor due to bad behavior an ‘unconscionable wrong’. Can anyone say, drama queens?


    • Charlie plays a PG14 version of himself on the show, and why it’s so popular….he even ragged on the media for giving him so much coverage when the world is imploding, so I think he’s playing them here. I think his ranting started when his producer added to the closing credits “If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I’m really going to be pissed”…..LOL.

      Love the show and it’s characters, totally our national mental floss after a long day of hard news and politics. (always in the top ten for 8 years, even the re-runs). Probably why Charlie’s personal problems makes news. Lindsay Lohan, I don’t understand that……..


    • Dee

      Oh….okay! I thought he was seriously upset that he got fired after saying rotten things about his boss.
      “If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I’m going to be really pissed.” That is too funny!
      I’ve watched the show a couple of times, it’s funny, I’m just not much of a TV watcher – I only watch Grey’s and Private Practice ’cause those are the nights my hubby has band practice. That’s my mental floss!


  2. GracieD

    Good Morning y’all! Happy Friday to everyone!


  3. Dee

    Pistol Pete’s Grudge Report is over at the Harlequin Romance thread…go take a peek when you get a chance.


  4. integrity1st

    Morning Gracie, morning all. Love the lead story and it’s relevence to today’s events. Believe this Wisconsin battle is important on every level, but also key to our next Presidential race where NObama is concerned. May we all do what we can to support Governor Walker’s battle. Just look what he’s fighting:
    from OBAMA in 2008 !!!
    “Do they (other candidates) have it in their gut? Do they have a track record of standing along side you on picket lines? Do they have a track record of going after companies that aren’t letting you organize? Do they have a track record of voting the right way – but also helping you organize to build more and more power? “We (Obama and Unions) built political power on the south side of Chicago – and now the time for us to do it (build political power) across this country. We are going to paint the nation purple with SEIU.”


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    American Oil for American People


  6. Love that story, Mafia Rose! I remember those days, and the many lessons on good sportsmanship I attempted to impart. My firstborn was a girl (still is, in fact), and she HATED losing. By contrast, my son, born six years later, was one of the most gracious losers ever — he pretty much had to be, because his big sister shellacked him at every game they played. Every time he got creamed, he would just smile cheerfully, then ask her if she wanted to play again. On more than one occasion I took the elder child aside and suggested that maybe she didn’t really need to win ALL the time, but she disagreed, and flatly refused to pull her punches when playing with a sibling who was six years younger than she was. *sigh*


  7. This little funny about the Wisconsin teacher strike was just too good to pass up…
    …plus it has the word “mafia” in it…you know!


  8. Pistol Pete

    These union thugs make real wiseguys look like petty pickpockets!


  9. Dee

    It would be funny, if it weren’t so serious. Gibbs was obviously a better BS’er.