Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Just a little something for you to chew on:
The government controls the banking industry;
The government controls the domestic auto industry;
We have government run health care system enforced by the Internal Revenue Service;
Business executives are told how much money they can make;
The government now determines who receives government loans for college. This was a part of the health care bill. The government also determines the cost of college text books and, down the road, has the power of textbook content.
Radio commentator, Chris Baker made a statement about Obama: "He's a ruler, not a leader". Think about it. How much more in your face can he be when he says, "bring it on" when addressing health care critics who don't want this unconstitutional mess?
I was going to put something in this blog about Obama's birth certificate but that'd make me a wacko nut job and a racist so I won't.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I heard of other examples of how silly this HC law has made our lives. Some congressional districts will receive playground equipment and 450 congressional districts that aren't will get money. If you have the opportunity to sit down and look up any number of nonsense provisions you should do so. It's obvious that not one congressman has read this 2800 page power grab. As my brilliant first son told me, the health care bill is like buying a new car. The buyer goes to the dealer. The dealer asks what kind of car he wants and he says, "a red one". Well, with this health crap bill we just bought a red one.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My weenie Netbook computer decided it wanted to die on me so I had to send it to California for a fixer upper job. I expect it'll be workable in a week.
Health care is the subject of the day, week, year, decade, century. The hilarity of it all is since the party of the dumb hasn't read the bill all kinds of items missing are now on display, i.e. children who were supposed to be immediately enrolled without a pre-existing condition, well, someone forgot to put it in. John Deere's Iowa operation said that it's yearly taxes will increase $100 million. Poor ol' Çaterpillar's will go to $150 million. Hello taxes, good-bye jobs. Tanning bed companies will be taxed an extra 10% come June. And the best one is; Viagra, under the health care plan, will be available to sex offenders and rapists. It'll be made available to me but at my age I'd rather have a nice cigar.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Who would have thought Dennis 'UFO" Kucinich would be a power player on the American political scene. Kucinich, who ran the City of Cleveland into financial ruin during his two year term as Mayor in the late 70's is being feted as a hero today by members of the Stupid Party. Kucinic has changed his No vote on health care to a Yes.
Readers, think of the ten dorkiest in your senior class, then pare it down to five. Kucinich would be in that group except the other four couldn't stand to be around him so they'd kick him out. Oh, why is he called 'UFO'? He saw one, that's why.
Shown in the accompanying photo is the first Mrs. Kucinich and
Dennis. It was a honeymoon picture. Give him some credit. His 3rd bride, thirty years younger and twelve inches taller is more than hot. She's smokin'! My best guess is she wants free health care for life.
"ObamaCare is all God's fault. Why? Because so many people believe in this "schmuck" who lives in the clouds...and this belief, in turn, intensifies opposition to ObamaCare.
This leftist social critic, anti-Christian crusader, and HBO comedy show host warned God at the end of last week to back off, to allow smart people like himself and Barack Obama and the New York Times editorial board to push the God-fearing "ignoramuses" aside this week and take control of the nation's health care.
He told this to "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" guest host Lawrence O'Donnell on MS-NBC. Although mainstream media didn't provide us with God's reaction (God is a hopeless conservative, persona non grata for legacy networks and newspapers), Maher most certainly cheered the three viewers in the audience of the NBC news cable operation, who had taken time off from pecking out obscenities on the Daily Kos website to get a dose of leftist smarts.
Welcome to the world of Bill Maher. He urges the "vicious, horrible character" known as God, who is less real than the "lint that lives in my navel," to stand aside while Obama and Pelosi and Reid "scare the American people" into ObamaCare. Maher added his voice to the progressive chorus urging the president to "go gangsta" on the majority of Americans, who, as our president put it, still cling to God and guns".
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Maybe because it's Spring Break or it might be that Mexico is a crap country but it sure is getting a lot of space these days in the papers and visual segments on the news. It's murder, murder, murder from the width and breadth of the country. Did you know that last year the City of Laredo, Mexico had 2,000 murders? Laredo has a population of 350,000. If you want to make comparisons of a city in the US based on population google one of your favorites. I already know that New York City has a population of 8 million. Last year 500 human beings lost their lives without their permission. Americans are being attacked in Mexico on a daily basis. I suggest parents wise up and keep their kids at home this Spring unless-----.
I'm watching Obama give his zillionith speech on health care. Today he's in Strongsville, Ohio. (Excuse me. I need to 'mute' the TV). Every time the Big Guy speaks there are scads of people standing behind him. I wouldn't want to be one of those 'plants'. I see a youngish looking kid, maybe 18. I think he's playing with a Game Boy. He keeps looking right, then left. He appears to be saying, "how do I get out of here"? Someone else is mouthing, "Can you take me back to the casino? Sometimes, at Sunday Mass when it's overly crowded, I get up and give my seat to a woman. I stand, she sits. Mass, on average, lasts fifty minutes. If the homily goes longer than twenty minutes I can go to the bathroom and not even the priest would notice.These "Standers" are stuck for the duration. What are they given for being there: a Subway, MacDonalds, nuthin'? Bummer!****
The weather is in the news----big time---again. Do you know why? Because it's all about global warming and the current El Nino. Follow me on this. We're getting many stories at this time about massive rain storms and flooding. In a month, April and early May, specifically, we'll hear a bunch about tornadoes. Two months after, in July, the news will be about the massive heat waves. The key word used will be 'drought'. A couple of months later the talk will be about early frosts and possible crop damage. And finally, in winter of all months, we're going to get hit with monstrous snowstorms. Then, this cycle will repeat itself again and again for decades to come. To illustrate, we need only quote Herb Morrisson as he watched the Hindenburg of 1937 burn when he said, "Oh, the humanity".
TV and radio: what would I do without!
****The numbers are in; 200 people attended the health care speech. The rest of the population were out looking for jobs.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Bob Shallit reports for the Sacramento Bee:
It was every business person's nightmare.
Arriving at Harv's Metro Car Wash in midtown Wednesday afternoon were two dark-suited IRS agents demanding payment of delinquent taxes. "They were deadly serious, very aggressive, very condescending," says Harv's owner, Aaron Zeff.
The really odd part of this: The letter that was hand-delivered to Zeff's on-site manager showed the amount of money owed to the feds was ... 4 cents.
Inexplicably, penalties and taxes accruing on the debt – stemming from the 2006 tax year – were listed as $202.31, leaving Harv's with an obligation of $202.35.
Friday, March 12, 2010
"In the months following 9/11, the Bush administration had to get intelligence information and get it fast. The capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the man who plotted out the 9/11 attack — was a gold mine.
The first thing he did was assert “his” 5th Amendment right and demand a lawyer.
He got waterboarded instead.
He sang like a bird.
Two others were waterboarded.
America and the world was safer.
So safe that the waterboarding was politicized.
The American people are not that stupid.
58% called for the waterboarding of the Christmas Day bomber, Rasmussen reported.
Now as Karl Rove peddles his book, the BBC reported: “In a BBC interview, Karl Rove, who was known as ‘Bush’s brain,’ said he ‘was proud we used techniques that broke the will of these terrorists.’ He said waterboarding, which simulates drowning, should not be considered torture.”
Eat it, critics.
In the past few months I've noticed that TV news people, men especially, wear purple ties and purple shirts. Why is that? It's also the recognizable color for The Service Employees International Union(SEIU).
I understand that wearing purple is a personal preference but it's a darned ugly preference. To illustrate, I know a teacher who used to wear a yellow leisure suit. The students called him, "Canary". But, he never wore a purple leisure suit. You know why? Horton the Elephant sat on a purple nest and wore purple clothes. That's why.
When I was twelve, during the Elvis era, I wore blue suede shoes and iridescent blue pants with black vertical stripes. It was an ugly combination but it wasn't purple ugly.
God has way of absolutely destroying my cockiness, doesn't He? It's pushing 70 degrees outside, the wife is gone and I know I can grab the walker for a trip to the curb and back. Besides, all the snow has melted as of yesterday. There isn't much danger of tripping over a feather and hurting myself. I took just two steps out the door and looked to my left. Beautiful, purple, pansies are now in bloom.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation’s oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is “fluid” and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn’t issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.
That’s a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force. These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the process was a charade from the beginning.
“When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed their successful campaign to convince the Ontario government to end one of the best scientifically managed big game hunts in North America (spring bear), the results of their agenda had severe economic impacts on small family businesses and the tourism economy of communities across northern and central Ontario,” said Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs for Shimano.
“Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.
Sacrificing jobs for the green agenda. Conducting Kabuki theater on public input. Business as usual for the Obama White House.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
My old high school has as it's mascot a toreador. I'd bet our school is the only one in the USA with a sequined sissy to instill terror into an opponent. And the wierd thing is when we were in high school we didn't give it much thought. To this day I cannot tell you the name of the person who wore the costume. Except, 'it' might have been a girl. Many years ago our school received, as a gift, a toreador uniform. It came from a Hollywood director who graduated from BHS, or so the story goes. Voila! A mascot is born. Our school colors were red and green. They came from the uniform which also had as its colors black, silver and pink. Every time we scored a touchdown or won a game the Toreador twirled the cape.
I know a lot about team names and logos. Did you know that there are two high schools in Illinois with the nickname of "Pretzels"? There's another called the Appleknockers.
Since we now live in Ohio I always question my friends about being a "Buckeye". They are tough nuts to crack is about the only explanation I get.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have a mascot named Herky the Hawkeye. It's an okay one. Twenty some years ago their then football coach, Hayden Fry, came up with a logo for the team. It was called the Tigerhawk. If you cock it to the right a quarter turn you will see a nice picture of Barney Rubble.
Our neighbor, Doc B., had his hip done six weeks ago by the same guy doing mine and he said it's a piece o' cake. You know why? He played football for Woody Hayes at Ohio State. I played touch ball in the back yard; big difference. He's tough, I'm a sissy.
I have other props. There's an extension to put on the commode so I don't have to sit too low. There are handles on the side so I don't fall off onto the floor. I think this might be beneficial. We'll find out on a daily basis, I hope.
I have a trapeze gizmo above the bed. This could provide a duel benefit. It'll help me move around easily and maybe I can finally get a bicep by doing curls lying down. I've got other things, too. A long pole with a shoe horn on it. I also have this really cool pole with a hook on the end that looks like a claw. It opens and closes. I think I can make up games with both. I could throw marbles on the floor and see how many I can pick up in so many seconds. It'd be like Bud Collier and the 1950's TV game show, "Beat The Clock".
I have noticed one thing. I haven't received one phone call from friend or family promising to say a rosary for me or, offering to send me money, desserts, golf clubs, or sympathy. You don't imagine, and I am going out on a limb on this, that my hip replacement isn't such a big deal after all? Until someone tells me different I'm going to milk it for what it's worth. I've been practicing for a couple of weeks on different sympathy techniques. How does "Honey, would you get me another piece of pie" sound?
Friday, March 5, 2010
Next Monday I will have a total hip replacement. It's being done by the group who invented the process. My doctor asked if I minded if some doctors from Europe came to watch him do his thing. This is good! Now, if he had asked me if it was okay if he did the surgery in an alley behind the bakery-----you get the picture. I read online that over 250,000 hip replacements were performed last year. That's a lot. Most of them were done on guys and gals from the immediate "check-out generation. This makes no difference to me. I only hope I don't cry. The thought of getting cut open makes me cringe. The last time someone put a scapel to my skin was in 1966. The doc took some cartilage away from my knee. Today, that operation takes thirty minutes and they send you home. In '66 I was flat on my back for three weeks; couldn't leave the hospital until I could lift my leg off the bed. Things change. In those days we were allowed to smoke cigs in our room----and I did. " At the time, I recall my surgeon, Dr. Huey, telling me; "Young man, when you turn 60 or so this knee and your hip are going to give you some trouble". I also remember me thinking, "Doc, you're so stupid. Nobody turns 60".
Two of my buddies have had my doctor do their hips and both are having fun. They're playing golf and jumping off cliffs--from trampolines. My plan is to think the very,very worst things possible before I go into the operating room. Then, after it's all over it might not be so bad. I'll convince myself that after Dr. Berend makes the incision he'll say, "As long as we're here, we might as well amputate both arms and legs. Then we'll do a sexual reorientation".
This would be followed by, "Hey, nurses, just for the fun of it let's cut off his ear lobes". Could it possibly get any worse than this? Nah! There are two reasons for my mindset: I don't like to cry and I'm a big baby.
P.S. Thanks to Doudsie, Curt and Craig for tolerating my nonsense
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The other recipients are Senator Howard Baker and Ms. Dolly Parton; very heady company, indeed. My question is, why has Davey Crockett, a citizen of the Volunteer State, not received some kind of degree? After all, he is and always will be the "King of the Wild Frontier". Besides, "he killed him a bar' when he was only three".
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Interesting photos, huh! The pics were taken in Rahway, New Jersey. It seems an irate citizen called the police and had them call on the 'sculptors' to have it(the bod on the right) removed. I've been to Rome, Florence, Venice and seen art created by the greatest in history. The snow goddess was constructed by a lady court reporter, her daughter and son. It is the Venus di Milo of Rahway. Last year they constructed a snow figure of Obama but no one complained. The local police department decided to end the case if some clothing was added. Personally, the photo with clothing is pretty ginchy. What a country!
Pictures and story courtesy of the Newark Star-Ledger
Somewhere around 1978 I came across a hangmen's noose. The length of the rope was a foot or so beyond the knots. It was my twelfth year as a high school social studies instructor. There were always pictures on my classroom walls. When my students got tired of listening to me they could look around the room and see something of interest. In my mind that was better than looking out the window. The noose was placed in front of the classroom---next to the American flag. Whoa! That noose was in that same place for the next ten years and no one, not once, complained. Minority students didn't hire lawyers; not the Blacks, Orientals or American Indians.
During my twenty years as a high school instructor there were hundreds of 'controversial' items put on the walls to get me in a jam in today's climate. When discussing the WWII period I hung German flags with swastikas and I put up flags of Imperial Japan. Today, the 'Rising Sun' flag would be accepted with sympathy because the dastardly, imperialistic USA dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Displaying the Nazi flag would get me fired.
I've given serious thought to volunteering in the classroom, again. At my age and with my experience I figure I've got a lot to offer. After a few minutes an invisible hand slaps my face and brings me back to reality. In our pc world of today I'd be asked by our principal to leave the building before my butt hit my desk chair.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Do you think that the Christians who voted for Barack Obama are realizing yet what absolute dolts they were?If so, what do you think turned the light on for them?Perhaps it was Obama's persistence in nominating Cabinet members and judges who are zealots for such things as abortion, homosexual marriage, perverse sex education for toddlers, protection for terrorists, the deconstruction of America's religious heritage and military strength?Maybe it was Obama's "apology tours" in which he insisted that America was not now and never had been a Christian nation.It could have been Obama's ongoing, over-the-top and obnoxious praise for Islam.Maybe it was just Obama's lousy governing style, his deliberate distortions of the truth, his arrogance, his socialism, his petulance, his 180 degree reversal on such things as transparency, ethics and non-partisanship.And just perhaps the final straw for Christians who yet believed Barack Obama was a genuine believer who desired to open up American culture to the influences of spirituality was this recent closed-door confab that Team Obama granted to the Secular Coalition for America, a group led by agnostics and atheists who demand an end to religious influences in public life. It was a meeting mysteriously closed to the public and press -- but which we are assured by the leader of the group to have gone “very, very well” for them.
Monday, March 1, 2010
As for the rest of the Olympic Games and from what I read on the net: Give me the good ol' days, please. What would make me pumped up, just for the games, would be to have the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics back in action. Fifteen nations coming together as one. Accomplishments done through intimidation. Each conquest made with CCCP emblazoned across their bright red jerseys; the real Bad News Bears". Every one of the feared Soviets was a professional playing against the U.S amateurs. The hated "Bear" dominating in every sport except that, every once in awhile, we stole one away. Remember "Do you believe in miracles? In virtually every sport the Russian women were required to take physicals to determine if they were that--female! In many cases they weren't. Just because they shaved twice a day and had biceps larger than Schwarzenneger what proof was that?
This Olympic game scenario was all about sportsmanship.
Russian medals in these games were nowhere to be found. I didn't check nations medal winners all that closely but didn't Fiji finish ahead of the Ruskies? Were they in the top 10? It was so embarrassing the President of Russia announced today that sports programs had better straighten up or every coach would be canned. The biggest problem with the games-there was no team hatred. Geesh, talk about a disappointment; nothing but goodwill, sportsmanship and handshakes. I miss the old days when we had someone to hate.
But Barry Obama? Strange how I never heard anything about George W. Bush being asked to give his drinking a rest. Bush was constantly being made fun of because he was a "lush" but his drinking took place twenty-five years before he took office. It'd be interesting to know what Obama was asked to cut back on-- three beers? I don't think so. That's nothing, even for your average Joe. In my prime I could down three brew while going to the bathroom. Maybe six beers a day is the number, or how about twelve? And we haven't even brought up Obama's cocaine use.