Thursday, December 29, 2011

THE DEGREES TO WHICH THERE ARE DEGREES

Screw Iran
As I was reading an article on Drudge earlier today regarding how the West was going to "tighten" the sanctions on Iran, (for the tenth time at least), it got me to thinking about how we do some pretty important things by degrees, instead of at 100% from the outset.  
For instance, as big of as*holes as the Iranians have been and continue to be, it boggles my mind that there is still room to further "tighten" these sanctions.  Why don't we start with 100%, the tightest and most stringent sanctions possible, then let up a little if they cooperate?  Doesn't it seem idiotic to start easy, then SLOWLY try to turn the screws?  I can't say I know what the most complete sanctions would be but, I would bet that if we had fully and totally nailed them from the beginning, we would have some positive results by now.  Time to cut the sh*t and step on their throats! 
I've noticed that politics isn't the only thing we do like this.  I've even seen in in advertisements.  I recently saw one for Lasix Eye Surgery that indicated you could have a good, better, or best procedure.  Now am I the only fool that thinks if I were ever to have this operation, I wasn't going for the cheaper one?  It seems nuts to me but, I guess that's how we do things in America nowadays.  It may be OK to do it when you are buying a microwave or tickets to a show but, I think some things are best done full throttle from the get go.  Of course, I know I'm full of sh*t on this, just ask the Cubans.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

HELL TO THE CHIEF(S)


There isn't much question in my mind that there are 42 Presidents that can be ranked for greatness or quality, in almost any order.  We could argue till the cows come home as to who is number one, twelve, thirty or forty-two.  But, what can't be argued in the two that rank 43rd and 44th.  History is going to have a pretty tough call on that one.  Maybe the fact that one can prove he was born in the United States could be the tipping point. 
Go ahead RANK EM.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

IDIOTS, MORONS, FOOLS AND RON PAUL, STILL ROAM FREELY

Looney Tunes
Its amazing that there are idiots like this  out there running loose.  Perhaps, this might be a better example.  But, the best example might be right from the horse's mouth.
Now if we could only get as candid an assessment as this one regarding all the other candidates AND Obama, then we would be in business.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

We can still say it but, who knows for how much longer.  It might seem foolish to consider it now but, it wouldn't be a total shock if the day comes when expressing our views and opinions may go the way of the Dodo Bird.  Here's hoping it never comes to that.  So while it's still allowed, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

JUST ONE SENTENCE SAYS IT ALL

Democratic spokesman explains how history will view Obama Presidency.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

BILL OF RIGHTS 1791

On this date in 1791 The Bill of Rights went into effect.  I would say a pretty monumental accomplishment thanks to the work and sacrifice of the Founding Fathers.   It has been under attack a great deal recently, especially over the past three years.   There are so many people running around shouting about their "Rights" but, do they truly understand what these rights are all about and how important it is to protect them?  Based on the dimwits I've seen at all the OWS encampments, I seriously doubt it.  
I believe one of the ongoing effects of 9/11 has been the way it has been used as an excuse to expand government's power over citizens, in ways that go far beyond "security and safety."   I don't think our Founding Fathers would be too happy to see the extent of the threat to individual liberty that we are dealing with today.   We are seeing too many examples of an expansive government, going beyond its authority and finding ways to neutralize or circumvent the rights granted in this great document.  Only time will tell if these rights will be preserved or lost. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FACEBOOK TWITTER THIS...(Visualize Middle Finger in the Air)

What the hell is going on around here?  Why suddenly do I have to sign up for anything and everything by going though Facebook or Twitter or some other social media site?   If I want to enter a contest, print out a coupon, contact a radio station, fill out a survey, sign up for tickets,  send a letter to a politician, you name it,  it seems like everybody wants to force me to a Facebook, Twitter or some other impersonal and public page where everyone can see my private communication?   
I listen to talk radio a lot and now all the hosts take five minutes each hour to tell me all the different ways I can use to contact them.  They give me Facebook page addresses, Twitter Account addresses, Email addresses, 800 phone numbers, local phone numbers, text phone numbers, you name it.  By the time they get though it all, I've lost interest in the show.  Hey, and the best part of me staying away from this crap is now the government is going to monitor it all.  I understand the Library of Congress is going to collect all the Tweets ever tweeted. (Who the F**k came up with that stupid word anyway?)                                          Damn, that George Orwell was truly a prophet.
I guess it's part of the insanity of living in the modern world.  I know I have to deal with it but, I don't have to like it!                                                                          Remember when we used to think that America would be brought to its knees by Soviet Nuclear Missiles?  Now all someone has to do is shut off the electricity.   Good thing the terrorists don't know that!

Monday, December 12, 2011

ONE HAPPY KENYAN

Today is the 48th anniversary of Kenya's independence from Britain.  Bet I know one guy in Washington who is celebrating. 
Our countries are similar in that we both have Kenyan Presidents. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

JOHN BIRCH AND OTHER RAMBLINGS

Interesting notes of the day.  (A slow day I might add)


Today is the anniversary of the 1958 founding of the John Birch Society.  As most folks are aware the organization was originally founded to battle the threat of Communism.


China declared war on Japan in 1941.  I guess that means we were on the same side. 


It's hard to believe Kirk Douglas is 95.  Seems like yesterday he was 94.

Interesting story on Drudge today regarding how the 2012 Democratic National Convention has the potential to become a 2nd 1968.  Now this will be an interesting story to follow in the upcoming months.  The troubling conditions in our country could escalate and rapidly deteriorate.  We'll see.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LIVING IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Thank God This is My Reality
OK I've finally figured it out.  None of this is real.  Not Obama, not a lame, ineffective Congress, not a collapsing economy, not the Donald Trump debate, not the hag show called The View, or openly gay men in the military or even, an American Attorney General spearheading weapons sales to drug cartels.  Neither is a 14 trillion dollar debt, or Barbara Walters still on TV, or that Regis retired.  And to think I was buying it all.  I actually believed that there were 57 states, corpsemen in the army and people were actually involved in something called "tweeting."  I even thought somebody built an electric car that was always catching fire, that Alec Baldwin was a liberal hack, that we were sending billions of dollars to Pakistan.  Can you imagine how foolish I felt actually believing that some fruitcake named Barney caused an economic catastrophe, that a bunch of vagrants were taking over public parks around the country and that Americans were starting election cycles two years in advance.  Pretty amazing, huh?  I was never so happy to realize that I was actually living in an episode of The Twilight Zone.  I feel much better knowing that I'm living there.  Can you imagine if all that other stuff was real?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BRING OUR TROOPS HOME

Defend Yourself
Why do we still have 30,000 troops in South Korea, 66,000 in Germany, and 53,000 in Japan of all places?  I understand the idea may be to act as a deterrent to China or North Korea and Iran but, there has to be a better way to do this than to have all these soldiers overseas in countries that should be able to defend themselves or at the very least, help us out a lot more.  It's time to let the Japanese rearm and take some responsibility for defending that area of the world.  We simply can't continue to be the world's policeman.  We can't afford it.  The money isn't there to continue these foreign operations to the extent we have for all these decades.  We make a big deal out of trying to help the Afghans and the Iraqis defend themselves.  Why not the Japanese?  Certainly, the Germans can pick up some slack in Europe.  The South Koreans have a pretty good military force already.  It's time to wise up and pull our resources back home.

PAYING MORE FOR LESS


Reports indicate that the Post Office will be announcing tomorrow that they are going to close more post offices, postal distribution operations and increase the time they take to deliver a First Class Letter.  Now it seems to me,  we will be getting a lot less for our money even  as the postal service continues to operate in the red with a seemingly endless supply of tax dollars propping it up. 
Another example of our government "helping" us.  It's disgraceful how they have allowed the Postal Service to become a bloated, inefficient bureaucracy that has been losing billions of dollars for a number of years.  Why should we be surprised since this is how the government operates under normal circumstances?  The post office is the poster child for incompetence and shows us why the private sector will always trump the government when it comes to operating any kind of business.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

HARD TO BELIEVE ITS BEEN THAT LONG BUT....

44 years...you got to be kidding
It was all the way back in 1967 that Christian Barnard performed the first human to human Heart Transplant.  As a teenager I can distinctly remember when I first heard this and how much in awe I was that something like that was even possible.  I can even recall the name of the patient as a Louis Washkansky.  It just makes me think of all those things we were going through back then and how these world-changing events affected us all, and myself in particular.  The awe of events like this, the moon landing, space flight in general, the 1968 Olympics or even the Democratic Convention still resonate with me.  Maybe that is something that is missing today.  I don't think folks, especially kids are awed by much at all.  Nothing seems big enough, important enough or interesting enough to have that kind of effect on people.  Even the tremendous technological advancements, the modern space program or a nuclear catastrophe in Japan seem to generate any long term interest or impact young people.  I think it' sad, mainly because I remember with fondness how much those awe inspiring events and people impacted and shaped my youth.  I guess it's just another example that proves you can't go back. 
I'm finding that one of the blessings of getting older is the reflection and recollections that one can make about the past.  Maybe I'm full of sh*t but, I'm seeing most of it with rose colored glasses.  Well, "Here's looking at you kid."

Friday, December 2, 2011

MESSAGE TO THE DISTRACTED

This is way too easy
According to Yahoo,  the top 10 Searches in 2011 are; the iPhone, Casey Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, American Idol, Jennifer Aniston, Japan's Earthquake and Osama bin Laden.  Therefore, as a result of learning this important info,  I must assume that this is what is on the minds of many many people.   If so, it's quite sad and embarrassing that folks dwell so much on these nonsensical and irrelevant things.  Granted, Japan's earthquake and the death of bin Laden are relevant but, as for the rest, it appears to be a monumental waste of time and energy.
I understand some people need to find distractions or diversions but, it has become ridiculous. 
It seems like there are so many folks out there who don 't want to deal with reality so they continually want to lose themselves in this nonsense.  They seem very content to have someone else worry about their real life problems so they can put their energy into following the Hollywood idiocy.  
I see it primarily as a maturity issue, an education (or lack of) issue and one of an attitude of entitlement.  
The idea that I can have ten kids and it's my neighbor's job to pay for them, or that I'm not accountable for my actions doesn't come out of nowhere.  It's an attitude that is gleaned over many years and becomes almost like a part of one's DNA.  In order to develop this kind of attitude you must be able to free your mind of worrying about relevant things like, getting a job, paying attention to one's kids, repaying loans or any of a thousand hum drum subjects from the real world.
When you watch these fools on TV and you see how they act, it's no surprise we as a nation are in the state we are in.   Then of course the other side of the coin is that you have so many liberal politicians  continually feeding this kind of behavior and attitude so as  to improve their own lot, it is disgusting.  
It's time to pull the nipple back and make these irresponsible people stand on their own two feet and bear the responsibility for their actions ( or in-actions). 
Quit wasting your time on the nonsense 24/7 and make an effort to contribute positively to society. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ODDBALL COLLECTION OF ANNIVERSARIES

Today marked an interesting collection of anniversaries in American History.  For anyone keeping score it's been 14 years since the Kyoto Summit that gave a push to the Global Warming hype.  Today scientists are still arguing over the truth of this stuff, much like they are arguing about whether salt is good or bad, or whether cell phones cause brain tumors and pretty much everything else.  If you are like me, you just ignore everything that begins with the words, "Scientists say."  
It it also the anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to ride in the back of bus in Montgomery Alabama in 1955.  When I was younger I used to believe she was just a lady who suddenly made this decision after she boarded, to refuse to move to the back.  It was not till much later that I learned she was drafted by members of the Civil Rights Movement and the whole thing was planned BEFORE she got near a bus.  Nonetheless, I have to give her credit for having the guts to do something that was so dangerous and at the same time, revolutionary.  
Finally, December 1st was also the 167th anniversary of the Election of 1824, which say the U.S. House of Representatives handed the election to John Q. Adams over Andrew Jackson, after Henry Clay (the third wheel in this Constitutional Dilemma) threw his support to Adams.  This was one of the first major Constitutional Crisis in U.S. History.  (Gee, I wonder if Obama's eligibility would have been another had it come to that?)  I bet so.  
Well, enjoy the month and I'll mix in a few of these reminders as time goes along. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SHAMELESS

I was looking at my post totals and noticed I had never done more than nine in any one month and low and behold, I had nine again this month.  I thought about it as it is approaching midnight here,  and I really wanted to break my record,  so here it is.  In honor of all the shameless, rotten, unethical and evil Sh*t this administration and the loons like Barfney Frankfurter have pulled on this country with their arrogant SHAMELESS behavior and actions, I have opted to be shameless as well and put myself above my fellow citizens and just write this POS post with the sole goal of breaking the aforementioned, cheap-ass record of mine. 
Thank you all and I am sorry for being this weak.

ANOTHER MONTH ENDS........AMERICA STILL OCCUPIED

Time is Running Out
The good news is, it is another month closer to the election of 2012.  The bad news is there are still 13 months left to the occupation.  It is fast becoming a race of whether we will be able to make it, or whether our nation will collapse under the weight of the destructive politicians trying to run us into the ground.  
It is very much like the scene in the movies where the guy is leaning out the window at the top of a skyscraper and is holding on to the other guy with one hand.  What we see in this scene is the grip slowing slipping away and we reach a point where the man falls to his death or a hero is able to somehow pull him up to safety.  In the same way, we are seeing this analogy play out right before our eyes.  Our country is dangling out the window, trying to hold on before the guys in charge lose their grip.  
At the moment, it's a 50-50 proposition as to whether we can hold on long enough to find someone to pull us to safety.  One thing seems pretty obvious, the guy in charge right now, doesn't have a very strong grip.  What's not so obvious is whether there is someone out there who can jump in and pull us up or not.  It's going to be a question as to whether or not we can wait it out.  We just may run out of time.  If somebody doesn't replace the guy who's grip is slipping, and he get to stay around too much longer, then we are surely doomed.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS AND JIM MURRAY

As I'm sitting here pondering my plans for Thanksgiving later today, I can't help but think of holidays past and the people who made them special as I was growing up.  Like many of you I'm sure, we didn't have great wealth but, the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas were always special.  They were filled with food, family and fun.  We weren't rich but, we never thought about it, or for that matter even realized it.  None of us kids cared or worried about that sort of stuff.  We just got to eat and play.  It was great and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  As I reflect today,  I think of myself as a kid and all  the things I got to do.  I remember how important my friends and relatives were to me in those days, and I think of how sad it was that as we got older, we drifted apart.  Many are gone but, the great memories of those days still linger. I think about it a lot more now and I like to pause and reflect, as I play the mental movies over and over in my mind.  I had a great many people who influenced me in many ways. There were teachers, movie stars, writers etc.  I wish I remembered the details a bit more clearly though but,  what I try to do now at every opportunity, is talk to some of those folks  and see what they remember about certain events, people or places.
The interesting thing I am finding out as I reminisce is how each of us remembers things differently.  It's amazing how one of us remembers something as a big deal but, the other doesn't remember it at all.  What I thought was important is not recalled at all by a cousin or a former elementary classmate.  Funny how that is.  We all see different things differently and we all see the same things differently.  Pretty crazy huh?
One thing that popped in my head for some reason today is an article I read in our local newspaper 40 years ago and it really struck me back then and still does today.  In fact I even have a copy in an old scrapbook I kept.  I've taken a lot of lessons from this short article.  Things like, don't sweat the small stuff, or things could always be worse, or even appreciate what you have because it can go away really quickly. The article was written by a man many consider to be the greatest sports writer of all time, Jim Murray.
Murray was a writer for the LA Times and died in 1998 but, had lost his vision many years earlier.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WHAT IF THE MEDIA WERE TRULY INDEPENDENT

Pretend for just a moment that the American Media was actually independent and objective.  Quite a fantasy, I know.  But, just think of it, the media reporting the truth all the time, 24/7.  What a better place this would be.  Imagine an America where the opinions of those in the media were labeled as such, kept on the Editorial Page and not interspersed in the middle of news stories in order to create an outcome of some kind.  I've forgotten what that is like. 
There are so many in the media that seek to create an outcome by what they report as a news story, how they report it, or when and if they report it.  If it serves their purpose, facts are included or left out.  They may be embellished or downplayed, depending on their value in making us, "see things the way the reporter wants us to." 
Some in the media report events as fact, even before they are corroborated.  Many reporters do little if any research and are selective in what is left out of a report and what is included.  They have become master manipulators of public opinion, and many outlets have become nothing more than  arms of one political party or the other.  It appears that in many cases reporters have an agenda, and as a result, use their positions to promote that agenda.  
It is very easy to get away with most of these indiscretions when you have a large segment of the population who is not interested in following events or having opinions of their own.  They are content to simply parrot what they hear on a network newscast or read in a slanted newspaper.   America's media wasn't always like this, in fact, once upon a time, they were the guardians of freedom.  No more!  Their demise has been a long, slow and arduous one and it appears the last gasp of objectivity is about to be expelled.    RIP

Thursday, November 17, 2011

FOUL PURVEYORS OF MENTAL MUSH

 Everybody is guilty as soon as they are accused.
 I will wreck my destruction under the guise of comedy.
 Every woman is a victim regardless of the facts.
You are guilty until proven innocent no matter what I may say.







Now if you look at these pictures and think of harpies I can't stop you.
If you have an uncontrollable need to yell "BITCH"  I can't stop you.
If you are throwing up right now, sorry I can't help you.
If you are beginning to cut your wrists, sorry, nothing I can do for you.

If you are a sane, sensible person and pay attention to what's going on in this country then, you know what these faces represent.   If you are having a rush of negative thoughts right now I can sympathize with you. 
If you are getting up to put out the trash right now you are channeling me and that is scary.

OVERWHELMING NEGATIVITY

Almost daily I find myself developing such a negative impression about what is going on in this country that I'm becoming more and more convinced that things around  here are becoming hopeless. When I say hopeless I don't mean a little hopeless, I mean End of the Roman Empire hopeless.   Every day as I read the stories, newspapers, watch the TV news and listen to the radio talk shows, I get a stronger feeling of this hopelessness in our nation's ability to overcome all (or even some) of  that which is before us.
From the Solyandra Scandal, the OWS protests, Congressional insider trading scandal,  the multifaceted Obamacare debacle, the Penn State mess, the insanity of allowing illegal immigration, mandated diversity and political correctness, Welfare and Social Security corruption, the Economic collapse and everything else in between
It's getting next to impossible to have any faith that problems can be solved.  What are the options?  There really aren't many, other than to wage this fight we are in, perpetually. A never ending struggle carried out on a treadmill. .  It seems to me that our only option is to win.  To set this nation straight and get it back on track but, I'm more convinced then ever that that will never happen.   Of course losing is not an option but, neither is the ongoing draw we seem to have.  In my estimation a draw is a loss for our side. We can't have sanity winning half the time and be happy about it.  The other side does not face this dilemma.  They are much happier with the status quo then we could ever be.  How can we hope to resolve problems arithmetically when they seem to be growing exponentially?
  Is there any hope of getting America back to what it was?  Back to all the things that made this nation great?  In my mind, it's not likely.  Any hope you can provide is appreciated.

Friday, November 11, 2011

THANKS TO ALL VETERANS

Today is an important day in America.  It is a day to honor and recognize the sacrifices of the many Veterans who have served this country here at home and all over the world. 
It is a day that unfortunately, doesn't get the recognition it should from enough of the American people.  Like so many of our holidays it has become another day to focus on sales and shopping instead of observing the efforts of so many of our brave soldiers.   Far too many of our schools are no longer teaching the history of the day.  If you have children or grandchildren the onus of teaching them this important stuff will fall on you.  Please pause and reflect then thank a vet.  God Bless America and our Vets.

COMPARING TWO AMERICAS.... IT'S PAST AND PRESENT

*****Here is an old one making the email rounds again.  I wish I knew who to credit for this but, I think it really sums up the sad state of affairs in this country.  
Please note that I normally never cut and paste a whole blog post like this but, I just felt it was too good to pass up.  ENJOY!!!
 


This is what we've become. Do you really think we're better off today ??

A Must Read-HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010

Scenario 1:
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack.
1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2010 – School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins.. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2010 – Police called and SWAT team arrives—they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1957 – Jeffrey sent to the Principal’s office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010 – Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt..
1957 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
 
2010 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school
1957 – Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2010 – The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario 6:
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2010 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1957 – Ants die.
2010 – ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents —and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.
Johnny’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2010 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison… Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

WHAT THE MEDIA TAUGHT ME IS IMPORTANT

Stay Focused My Friend
I learned a lot today about what is truly important in my world and I owe it all to the media.   Yes, TV, Radio and my Local Newspaper have helped focus me on the major items that require my undivided attention and concern.
Now,  I already know there are a couple of major wars going on, radiation is spreading in Japan, Israel is getting ready to attack Iran and WW III might start as a result, our economy is collapsing, Chinese influence is spreading across the world, the whole town of Joplin Mo., was wiped out a few months back,  and a comet is heading directly for us but, enough about all this insignificant nonsense.  I've read the paper and watched the news on TV today so I'm ready to focus and really worry about the things that matter.  You should probably do the same, so let me share some of what the media helped me focus on today.


1.  Did you know that Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce after only 72 days of marriage?  Did you know that gay people are really mad at her?  Yep, they're mad because they say she is allowed to get married and blew it, while they still can't.  Now I know this is mucho importanto because they had Mr. Zulu himself on saying so.   I think I was able to see this breaking news four or five times today as I surfed the TV channels.


2.  There is a little white baby missing in one of the states in the Midwest somewhere I think. It's a very sad thing but, now I realize there are kidnappers on almost every street in our country.  You should probably have a chip implanted in your kid, they said.  Pretty good advice I think.  And maybe your dog too, in case he runs away or somebody steals him.


3.  Nancy Grace is still on Dancing with the Stars.  This must really be important because it was on all the major networks morning shows AND in my local paper. I'm really hoping she wins so 60 Minutes will do an hour on her down the road.


4.  The police had to go into a house in Pittsburgh and take out 20 cats.  Yep, all over the local news.  I really worry that all those cats are OK.


5.  The Obamas gave out Halloween Treats the other day.  Not sure what it was exactly because one network says it was fruit, another said candy.  So I'm not sure exactly.


6.  Michael Jackson's doctor is in a lot of trouble.  He was putting Michael to sleep with some heavy drug.  There were a lot of big attorneys and their guests talking about it all day.  You can even watch it on TV, live if you want to.


7.  Some women are mad at Herman Cain for being sexually suggestive with them nearly 20 years ago.   I hear they want to come out and tell their story.  Funny that it didn't matter before but, now it does.

8.  Some blond actress named Lindsay Lohan is in a lot of trouble and should be in jail. But, since it's in California they don't have any room so they keep leaving her off the hook.  They said she has problems with addiction so she will probably die soon like Amy Winehouse.  Too bad. 


Hopefully, these examples will help you to get your focus on what's important in America today just like I did.  Now get busy and start worrying about the right stuff Dammit!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ORIGINS OF THE YOU OWE ME CROWD

A Right to Everything

I came upon this little tidbit from Daniel Mitchell's Blog regarding FDR and his desire for a 2nd Bill of Rights.  This was something I had not been aware of and I must say  I was a bit disappointed to see what he thought those rights should be. Come to think of it, I can't recall any of his speeches where he talked about working hard and earning what you have.  The ones I've heard seem to talk about giving stuff to people. I think it's the Robin Hood Syndrome 1940's Version.  When you watch these old clips you start to realize where the Democratic Party's ideas about big government come from.  No wonder so many of the Kool-Aid drinkers think they are entitled to "something for nothing."  This is the mantra of the OWS useful idiots.  Go figure!

Monday, October 31, 2011

THE CLARENCE THOMASING OF HERMAN CAIN

Well here they come and right on cue at that.  I'm talking about the latest "revelations" regarding the supposed sexual harassment by Herman Cain against a couple of women that supposedly occurred while he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990's.  
Sounds very much like the same crap Anita Hill pulled on Justice Thomas (who at that time could be said was a victim of Borking) during his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court.  I would have bet a dollar to a donut that this was going to start as soon as Cain became a more serious candidate.  This kind of crap has to be on page one of the looney liberal left-wing playbook.  Prepare for an onslaught of this garbage not only directed at Cain but at Perry as well.  We already know about the rock outside the entrance to a camp Perry's father owned, so I guess it's already begun.  The trick is to distract the masses from the issues and focus them on some sleazy side-show attraction.  
The test will be how thick of a skin Cain has.  I expect he will be fuming about this kind of thing a lot more than a career politician might, since they tend to be used to it.  We shall see.

IS FREEDOM AN ILLUSION?

Illusion of Freedom
It's taken me a long long time to realize that freedom really doesn't exist in this country to the extent I had initially believed,  and it hasn't for quite a long time.   I was one who, like so many others, drank the Kool-aid and spent the majority of my youth actually believing the propaganda I was taught in elementary and secondary school.  The propaganda about how we had rights and freedoms and could do whatever we wanted to (as long as it wasn't against the law) because "it was a free country."  Or at least that's how we interpreted it.  I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard or made that statement myself, as I was growing up.  As kids we used to think that it meant we could do almost anything we wanted to since, "it was a free country."  Now of course, over many years, I've come to realize that wasn't quite true.  We couldn't do just anything, because there were some limitations and restrictions to this unbounded freedom.  There were parameters, a boundary if you will, within which you had to practice these freedoms and rights.  I believe,  as we were taught about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, we took our minimal understanding of it and ran with this newly discovered knowledge and took it way too far.   I had a friend who once told one of our teachers that he couldn't make him stand with his nose on the back wall for misbehaving since, "it was a free country."  After he got paddled for mouthing off and his dad came to school and whacked him again, he became an early and important lesson for the rest of us in beginning to realize that these rights and freedoms weren't as unlimited as we believed.   Johnny came to learn that the hard way.  Yeah, he was free to a point but not in an unlimited way.   It was an eye opening experience to say the least.
I came to believe over time that what we had in America (despite the limitations) was still a pretty good deal.  I could still do a lot of things that I wanted to do.
However, in the last 10 years or so, I have been observing more and more encroachments on freedoms.  These encroachments appear more and more common in our daily lives.  In listening to the government, their reasoning many times is, it's for our own good, or some version of that. (there's a surprise)  If you consider everything from the TSA's pat down policies, the fact that where you live determines if you can purchase a gun or not,  the increase in police powers regarding search and seizure, the increased use of Eminent Domain, the use of Social Security Numbers as a form of Identification, the denial of permits to law abiding citizens for everything from guns to assembly requests or, just about everything in between, one can realize the overall significance (and increasing nature) of these encroachments.  
I realize I'm preaching to the choir regarding how much the government has infiltrated our daily lives and has taken over duties that in the past were performed by parents or dealt with within the family but, it is, in my opinion, worth being reminded, in order to stay vigilant regarding this troubling trend.  Much of this can slip by us without resistance because of the slow progression of it and the fact that much of it goes on without any notification.  We don't become aware of it until it affects us directly, and of course, by then, it is much too late.  It's like being eaten by ants except, it's by one ant at a time.   
It's proven to me that limited government is useful and can be a great partner in a free republic but, just as that is so, massive government bureaucracies and interference, can be deadly.   Sadly, when you have a large portion of the population that thrives on this bloat and largess, and who don't want it to end, because they benefit from it, we have the turmoil that we see around us today.  How we deal with this in the near term will have an unprecedented impact on America's future and whether or not we have one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Saturday, October 22, 2011

HOWARD STERN CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE WALL STREET PROTESTERS

We're Here Cause ...........
There is no better feeling  than having a cause to die for much like the protesters at the Occupy Wall Street protest.  Additionally, there is nothing better then to be able to put your thoughts and goals into words.  If you haven't heard this interview, and you can get past the fact that it's Howard, and a bit of cussing, it is quite humorous to listen to these "well spoken"  and "highly educated" defenders of a cause, as they speak their minds. 

Howard Stern Interviews OWS Protesters

NOW THAT BO HAS SOLVED THE IRAQ PROBLEM WHAT'S NEXT?

CAN ANYONE HELP A GUY OUT ?

Since the  Dear Leader has solved another problem and is looking for more ways to save us, or should I say his re-election chances.  Maybe you would like to make a suggestion or two on how he can best serve his country?   Please feel free to add to my short list.


 



1.  Take Mooseshell in for her 60,000 mile check up.

2.  Get that damn citizenship thingy straightened out.

3.  Intervene in the NBA Contract Talks

4.  Sit down to model for his addition to Mount Rushmore

5.  Have Seal Team 6 over for a photo op

6.  Issue an executive order that the Kenyan National Anthem must be played at all sporting events.

7.  Order the killing of a few more foreign leaders to increase his odds of winning another Nobel Peace Prize

8.  Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

9.  Appear on Dancing With The Stars

10.  Start Packing

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WORRYING ABOUT THE WRONG THINGS?

Focus only on what's important !
Can it be that way too many Americans have become so focused on paying way too much attention to all the wrong things?
Instead of  paying attention to the fact that we are fighting in two major wars,  engaging to a lesser extent in a third, and now sending troops into a fourth, or that the economy is pretty much wrecked beyond repair, or that we are still in the midst of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan,  the emergence of a nuclear Iran,  or reeling from the effects of a massive oil spill in the Gulf and a host of other critical problems,  we are more interested in Casey Anthony,  Dancing with the Stars, the behavior of idiotic Hollywood celebrities, multimillionaire athletes, what the Kardashians are wearing or, who will be the next top model.
As a result of so many Americans being distracted by and obsessed with moronic issues, the real important and relevant ones are ignored totally, or else given a bare minimum of attention.
Things like crime, education,  the growing threat from China and Russia or the global financial meltdown, are barely a blimp on the disinterested, average American's radar.   Face it, the average "dumbed-down" American "doesn't know or give a shit" about what's going on in the world. 
Who ever thought we would be able to say that the biggest hindrance to America's long term survival and success would be the "AMERICAN PEOPLE?  What the hell has happened to us? 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CHOO CHOO...........ALL ABOARD

One thing is for certain and that is, Obama must be ousted in 2012.  That is number one, the main thing, the big enchilada, BO MUST GO!
However, the problem presents itself on how to go about assuring this becomes reality.  Now it's not that BO isn't doing his best to help the cause, what with all his screw-ups, failed policies, idiotic associations, weak appointments and generally lousy record but, with the Republican field splintering the right, my general fear is that BO will trip, fall, stumble backwards and fall back into the Oval Office.  Another four years of this disaster and we might as well Nuke ourselves.  
My hope is that a standout candidate emerges sooner rather than later from the Republican field.  
After much consideration I've decided that it is counter-productive for me to say I like each candidate a little bit and keep myself waffling  and indecisive.  As a result, I've decided that I'm going to attach myself to the Herman Cain bandwagon and ride it till the wheels fall off.  I'm going into this knowing there are going to be things about him I'm not going to always like but, I'm thinking it's getting to rug cutting time and so there it is.  I am now at peace and can be assured of a good night's sleep.    Not to mention how good I already feel about myself  for supporting a "real" 100% black man AND he is American for God's sake.  Now I'm going to wait for all my conservative friends and family to see the wisdom in this decision and jump aboard the Cain-Train!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OVERLOAD

I'm not sure I'm strong enough to tolerate another Presidential Campaign that is going to last for the next 13 months.  Is it me or doesn't it seem like we just finished one a few days back?  
Somewhere along the line, I'm not exactly sure when,  these election cycles have been starting earlier and earlier.  It's now to the point that they are beginning about half way into the incumbents term.  It's just plain nuts to be going through this nonsense well over a year before the election.
One of the things I believe would help would be to change the Constitution to allow the President to serve one, six year term.  instead of two four-year terms.   Not only would it delay the onset of this perpetual electioneering, it would save the taxpayers billions of dollars.  For example, instead of having six elections in a 24 year period,  the number would be reduced to four thus, sparing us two election cycles over this time period.  While we are at it, let's allow Representatives to hold their office for four years instead of two.  The two year term may be the most ridiculous cycle of all.  We elect a representative, they serve the first year and then must start campaigning in the second.  Quite crazy if you want to admit it.  
Finally, we need to make these terms limited in order to prevent these lifetime politicos from gaining a stranglehold on the country.  
What do you think?  Longer terms but limited terms?  Who's with me?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NATIONAL MONUMENTS AND WHY WE CAN'T PRODUCE OUR OWN RESOURCES

This is a National Monument??
One of the many tricks used by liberal Presidents like Bill Clinton and now Barack Obama to stifle America's ability to find our own energy sources such as coal and natural gas is to name the area where these resources are, a national monument.  
The President can name an area a national monument with the stroke of a pen and, as a result, prevent the exploration and extraction of resources from this newly protected area.  Perhaps the best example of this tactic is the Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah which was named by Clinton in 1996, effectively eliminating over 1.9 million acres, some of which contain our nation's (and the world's)  best clean coal reserves, from being mined.  
Now a couple of interesting things pop up here.  First, when you go into this area expecting to see some sort of monument, forget it.  There is nothing there besides the natural outcroppings of plateaus and canyons.  Secondly, and more interestingly, there are only two known areas of the world where this type of excellent quality coal exists.  Here in Utah at the Grand-Staircase Escalante AND in Indonesia.  What's the big deal about Indonesia, you ask?  Well if you remember the mid-1990's and Bill Clinton's list of buddies, an interesting name pops up.  Do you remember James Riady and his daddy Mochtar?  Well guess who had a great deal of interest in the Indonesian coal business?  With the Grand Staircase taken out of the picture as far as coal production goes, guess who has a monopoly on the production of this resource?  When Rick Santorum mentioned in the debate recently that the U.S. is importing coal,  of all things, it just reminded me about this little bit of Clintonian treachery. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS

1.   If abortion is legal, then why is someone that kills a pregnant woman charged with DOUBLE homicide?

2.  Why is it that when driving on the highways you hardly ever see a tractor trailer pulled over for speeding?

3.  Is China our best friend or our worst enemy?  

4.  Why do we waste time and money sending morons that can't talk, can barely read and don't know if their asshole is drilled or bored on a free ride to college just because they are athletic?  

5.  Why aren't yellow lights all timed the same length?

6.  Why do they keep referring to women as a MINORITY when they outnumber men in this country?

7.  How long should you wait for the driver in front of you to move before you hit your horn?

8.  Why do we keep minting pennies when it costs nearly two  cents to make one?

9.  Who is in charge of checking that all candidates for President meet the eligibility requirements listed in the Constitution?

10.  How long will it take this country to recover if President Obama is reelected?

11.  Why is it OK for black people to be racist?  
(In a related question.......how long into our future until the race card ceases to be effective?

12.  How much longer can public educations buffalo people into believing that their kids are learning something relevant,

13. Why do liberals fear the Tea Party so much if it is just made up of a bunch of old, white people?

14.  How much more hope and change can you stand?

15.  WTF happened to this country?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

AND IT'S LOOT LOOT LOOT FOR THE HOME TEAM.....IF THEY DON'T LOOT IT'S A SHAME

I'll Bring This Right Back Sir
Ah summer.......baseball, apple pie, ice cream, sunshine, and of course that All-American pastime...........LOOTING.   Nothing says "there's an emergency in the area" like the local bands of looters that show up almost anytime a disaster hits.   Why is it that this kind of behavior primarily occurs in the metro-areas and so much less in the country or rural areas?  Why so much in the Blue States and so much less in the Red States?  Think it's just an accident?  
Might it be the fact that more folks in Red States are armed?  I wonder?  Could it have something to with the kind of people that live in these areas?  I wonder?   Can your starving family EAT that TV you are carrying out of the store?   Tell me Mr. Looter Sir, why do you LOOT?
  http://news.yahoo.com/crime-wake-hurricane-irene-151209892.html

Saturday, August 27, 2011

WHAT WOULD LEFTIES THINK IF RICK PERRY BECAME PRESIDENT AND............

1.  Named or tried to name  tax evaders to his cabinet?  (re:  Geither, Daschle)

2.  Was found to be a disciple of Barry Goldwater?   (re: Bill Ayers)

3.  Bowed to other World Leaders  (re:  too many to name)

4.  Gave Lucky Texas Horseshoes to the British PM & the Queen?   (Re:  Think  DVD's & IPod)

5.  Appointed an AG that allowed the KKK to intimidate black voters?   (re: Black Panthers)

6.  Was shown to be a community organizer for the Texas Tea Party?  (re:  ACORN)

7.  Refused to produce a copy of his Birth Certificate  (re:  Do I have to say?) 

8.  Wrote on his hand to remember talking points?  (re: teleprompter)

9.  Presided over prolonged double digit unemployment?   (re:  hahahahahhaha REALLY?)

10.  Started a War without Congressional Approval  ( re: Libya)

11.  Continually violated the Constitution?  (re:  I don't have 2 hours for this post)



Anyone care to pick up from here?

Friday, August 26, 2011

A HIT OUT OF THE BALLPARK

Take That!!!
Is there anything more enjoyable then seeing someone get their comeuppance, particularly when it's done with humor and backed up with examples and facts?  I especially enjoy it when the person or people getting said comeuppance, think(s) they are pulling something on the rest of us, and that we will blindly and stupidly believe it, just because they said so.  
A few weeks ago, I came upon this article by Mark Ciavola, (who if you choose to Google him will show up to have an interesting back story) and found it to be one of the best "slap downs" I've ever come across.  
It breaks down the recent Democratic TV Ad where the young college types are all telling us why they are Democrats.  It is a bit of a longer read but, if you take the time to read it, you may be impressed as I was by how much this gentleman "faced" these airheads.

FYI  Ciavola is the State Chairman of the Nevada College Republicans and President of the College Republican Chapter of the University of Nevadaat Las Vegas.  The article was originally published on Nevada News and Views Website. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OBAMA IN THE LAND OF A THOUSAND MULLIGANS

How Many is Too Many
What is the number of screw-ups, bad decisions, catastrophes, calamities, recessions, depressions, mistakes, misappropriations, miscarriages of justice, displays of arrogance, condescending or unpatriotic actions,  lack of good judgement, prejudice, disrespect, disregard for laws, deceitful, intemperate, dishonorable, acrimonious, antagonistic, boorish, haughty, incompetent, egotistical displays or vacations,  is a President allowed before most people would agree he is doing a lousy job? 
What should the threshold of a truly patriotic and concerned American Citizen be?  How much rope do you give a guy? 



You tell me.  (BEFORE you ask,  NO I'm not going to give examples)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A DOZEN WAYS TO WRECK A PERFECTLY GOOD COUNTRY IN 50 YEARS OR LESS


 If you are paying attention you don't need an explanation for any of these.   You also know that there is a long term plan in place to achieve these as well. 





1.  Wreck the Family

2.  Provide Welfare for Life

3.  De-value Human Life

4.  Litigate Everything to Paralyze Everything

5.  Promote Ignorance of History and Government

6.  Tolerate Drug Use

7.  Force Diversity

8.  Overtax the Worker/Producer

9.  Allow Unfettered Growth of Government 

10.   Police the World

11.  Allow High Unemployment

12.   Be Soft on Crime