Monday, August 30, 2010

The Great Itinerary Of 2010

My big adventure or 2010 began yesterday. Left my young son's Springfield, Ohio home in the afternoon and drove five hours into central Illinois. I'm on the cheap so I looked for an economically sound(inexpensive) motel. Motel 6 sometimes fills the bill; had to make sure there were no bed bugs. The desk man is a former high school coach and we chatted about folks we know from the Illini state. Nice guy. Gave me a room with wifi, cable tv for $40. Today, it's on to St. Louis to visit with a man I have not seen since 1969. It could be interesting. My understanding is his last employer was Rupert Murdoch. After a day on the links I'll head to Olathe, Kansas to see number one son, his wife and my two grandchildren. On Friday I'll head up to Boone, Iowa for a three day visit with Ma and my big sis. Minneapolis awaits on Labor Day with my friend of sixty years. He's just the nicest man God ever created. Next stop, Ten Mile Lake and Lizzie awaits. I'll be there one week then head out for Duluth to hook up with my buddy and his six other fishing friends for the fly-in to northern Ontario. I'll load my car with Oklahoma bodies, drive eight hours north of Duluth to Armstrong, Ontario, park the car, then hop a plane for a three hour flying adventure. That, my friends, is up there!
We return, hopefully, on the 25th. My long time best friend in Nekoosa, Wisconsin awaits for fun and golf. After seeing him it's on to visit cousin Gary in Milwaukee for a few hours. He's been under the weather so I'll make our get together brief. It's only a short drive down to Racine where my good buddy, TB, awaits. Get to play golf with him and spend the evening chatting. Next day is a drive through Chicago and if I can get that done I could be back in my bed on the 28th. Hooray!
The point of this entire post is, don't expect to see another for a month. I'll keep my diary, though, to report any and all things unusual.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bucket List

I've been giving some thought to the movie, The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and that other guy who got his start on the kids show, Electric Company, oh yeah, Morgan Freeman. I'd never heard of a 'bucket list' until then. Now, it seems like a fairly good idea. Last week, in this column, I mentioned that one of the things on my list was to have a Massey's Pizza, made in Columbus, Ohio. They're supposed to be tasty. I haven't gotten around to doing it yet but any day now------.
In three weeks I'll be on a fly-in fishing trip to the far reaches of northern Ontario. That qualifies as a 'lister' but it's almost too big time for me. I'm more into the KISS type of lists.
In the last few days I've fulfilled a couple of dreams. Since Lizzie has abandoned me by going to the lake I've checked off: running the clothes washer, clothes dryer and dishwasher. This is actually one of life's milestones and three more items have been checked off. Touche'!
A sole came off one of my golf shoes. Rather than take it to the cobbler(shoe repair man) I purchased what's called Shoe-Goo and did it myself! Another item in the can.
Once again, for me, the whole idea of a bucket list is to keep it simple: high expectations yield high failure rates which leads to frustration and massive depression. Then I give up and become content to watch TV; a very useless option.
In the next thirty days I plan on constructing a large list of kick the bucket ideas. Feel free to make suggestions. If I don't like them I'll check them off the list. This, too, would qualify for the bucket list. Ideas I don't like, and some people, warrant a huge check off.
You see, my philosophy in life mirrors that of Percy Kilbride in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" movies of the Fifites when he tells his wife, Marjorie Main, "We didn't get much done today, Ma, but we'll give 'er heck tomorrow". He's my kind of guy except I don't own a rocking chair. Aha! Buy a rocker. The list is endless.
"List on, my friends".

Where's Radu

I used to get a lot of intelligent response, constructive criticism and creative wit from Radu. Seems he's left the country. It's sort of like 'where's Waldo'. I keep looking but can't find him.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mr. Brilliance

From BigFurHat

Obama Administration Indicts America

Editorial from The Washington Times:
Move over Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. The State Department has made it official: The United States violates human rights. In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing the progress and problems in dealing with human rights issues in this country. The document is a strange combination of left-wing history and White House talking points.

It describes how the United States discriminates against the disabled, homosexuals, women, Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics and those who don't speak English. There is the expected pandering to Muslims, noting that the government is committed to "challenge misperceptions and discriminatory stereotypes, to prevent acts of vandalism and to combat hate crimes," offenses that the American people evidently keep committing. And the current economic woes are blamed on the housing crisis, which itself was the result of "discriminatory lending practices." The implication is that if Americans had only been less racist, they would be enjoying prosperity today

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bumper Sticker

I'm not a big believer in bumper stickers. They give far too much information and usually elicit groans from me. I broke down, though, and purchased one from Cafe Press. It's placed on the back window of my car and says, "Conservatism IS change that believes in you". It's clever but not offensive. Anyway, I was listening to the local radio station early this morning and one of the lead stories dealt with the beginning of school for Columbus, Ohio students. Our Superintendent of Schools was being interviewed about the 53,000 students going back to the classroom this morning.
She made a pledge that graduation rates needed to and will be higher than normal this school. Evidently, school doesn't seem to be very important to some. Go figure!
In order to combat this rampant dereliction of duty the school system has hired a number of 'graduation coaches'. Good God, what a joke! Think about it. As I recall, one of our greatest thinkers, Abraham Lincoln, practiced something called, 'readin', writin' and rithmatic'. Old Abe had only one coach and that was his Ma, Nancy Hanks.
Some people impress me more than others. There is a young couple just around the corner from us. They are in their late thirties. The wife is Carolina born and bred. Her husband grew up in our community but is the son of another Carolinian, one of my wife's dear friends. Since he lived in Florida and South Carolina for some time he's more than considered a native of that part of the world. They are 'education coach's. Three nights ago two other couples, myself, and these kids sat outside talking. After awhile, the six people, Baptists all, started singing hymns. It was like Mayberry RFD with Andy Taylor strumming on the guitar and Barney and Gomer singing along. These young people have two son's, ages three and six. They are home schooled and it's easy to recognize it. Why? Well, it's because the boys are polite, intelligent and courteous to their elders.
Now, think back to my bumper sticker. These young adults are practicing my bumper sticker. They are doing for themselves what others, too many others, expect to be done for them. It's exciting to know that there is hope and change going on in our America and it doesn't come from Washington D.C., either.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Imam Feisal Rauf Exposed

Pamela Geller on her blog site, Atlas Shrugs, exposes the hateful Imam for what he is--a lying sack of crap.

The media frenzy to destroy good, decent Americans who
oppose a 15-story mega-mosque on Ground Zero is rabid. Even for them. Despite red flags everywhere and the nationwide grief caused by this grotesque act of Islamic supremacism, why isn't the media doing its job, investigative journalism?

Instead, the morally ill media is in full-on operational smear machine mode in the raging war of ideas, the information battle space, the objective of which is to erect the Ground Zero mega mosque. Tolerance is a crime when applied to evil (Thomas Mann). Whilst the NY Times front page spins interfaith yarns into PR gold faster than Rumpelstiltskin and accords godlike status to Imam Feisal Rauf, new audio surfaces. Here are a couple of soundbites of tolerance:

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: "We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al Qaida has on its hands of innocent non Muslims. You may remember that the US-led sanctions against Iraq led to the death of over half a million Iraqi children. This has been documented by the United Nations. And when Madeleine Albright, who has become a friend of mine over the last couple of years, when she was Secretary of State and was asked whether this was worth it, said it was worth it.

No mention of the 270 million victims of over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement. No mention of the recent slaughter by Muslims of Christians, Hindus, Jews, non-believers in Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Somalia, Philippines, Lebanon, Israel, Russia, China................ no candor, no criticism of Islam.

Two Significant Events

There were two occurrences that happened today that I found noteworthy. Sometime early this morning I awakened and happened to look out the window. The splendor of the moon hanging on the horizon was breathtaking. It was in full moon mode and was the color of the sun. My friend said it is called a sturgeon moon because that is the perfect time for this type of fish to feed voraciously. I can attest to an uptake in fishing behavior. I always catch walleye three days prior to and after the full moon of August.
I decided to have coffee on the patio this morning. It's an enclosed area where Lizzie has planted a variety of flowers. Something caught my attention and I looked over my shoulder--just five feet away I witnessed a hummingbird feeding. It was a greenish bird and quite exciting watching what it does best. I enjoyed a good thirty seconds seeing one of God's most beautiful creatures do it's thing. Simple things in life are, in the vernacular of today, awesome.

Investigative Journalism

I happened to snag this from a comment section of The Boston Herald. There are a plethora of subjects available for some 'Walter Winchell' types to make their mark in the field of journalism.

The Mosque
The sanctioned Invasion from Tacoville and Crapistan by Obama Pelosi and Reid and the Federal Government.
The demise of ICE and Homeland Security who are now rogue anti American administrative tools along with the EPA the CDC and FDA.
The Obama Administrations role of pay for play which lead to the demise of the Blagojevich trial convictions.
His use of a fake Social Security Number which is a Felony if anyone cares including the Fascist Holder.
The story of Obama, Emanuel and Patrick attending an exclusive gay club while in Chicago.
The Gulf mess
Obama's involvement in the sanctioning and release of the Lockerbie Bomber.
Gitmo, what can I say
Health Care lie no one wants that when it hits will put 30% of the nations jobs on the line and 80% will lose the insurance they now have.
Cap and Trade.
Iranian Nukes the can't be allowed to have in his remarks and Clinton's wife.
and his muslim faith, his christian faith.
Birth Certificate/Natural Born Citizen
The destruction of Social Security
Where is 800 Trillion Dollars of American Taxpayers money?
Never ending vacations.
The Louisiana Purchase
Corn Husker pay off
The Black Panthers
Muslims and Marxist in the White House
Throwing out the Bust of Winston Churchill
Bill Ayers
Rev Wright
Van Jones
The pitting of Blacks against White, Rich against Poor, Liberals against Conservatives, Hispanics against the Law.
The guy is an evil criminal always has been and always will be.

What Price Golf?

Any truth to the rumor that Obama has decided to dedicate, as a memorial, one round of golf for every soldier killed in Afghanistan?
As a side note; some guys will do anything to get out of going to Sunday church services.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

World's Luckiest Man

This guy wins the Ohio MegaLottery and two days later finds the love of his life!

Friday, August 20, 2010


"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens".

Ben Stein

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MJ Hawkeye Can Help The Prez

Barack Obama can raise his popularity in ten seconds if he would only listen to me.
Before I retired in 2007 I had the best job ever working for the best boss and company in the world. I was a regional sales manager that provided a very necessary product to keep industrial bearings clean of contamination. In other words, I was a peddler.
One of my major clients was Mead Paper located in Chillicothe, Ohio. Among other things they produced Big Chief Paper. If you recall you probably used it in elementary school; yellow paper with a horizontal light blue line and a picture of an Indian on the front with headress. Do you remember your teacher saying, "stay between the lines, boys and girls"? Well, the Big Chief was produced on one paper roll and, every day, it made enough paper to stretch from Chillicothe to St. Louis Missouri; 440 miles. My company supplied the product on that paper shaft to make absolutely certain the bearings functioned properly. It seems like when something does go wrong in industry it's in the middle of the night then all hell breaks loose.
My wife and I have a get away on a lake in northern Minnesota. I'd take my two weeks vacation up there. Even though it was supposed to be a 'restful' time for me it seems as though I was constantly getting customer phone calls about this, that and the other thing. Understand, please, when something doesn't go the right way in industry those people could care less if I have a walleye on the end of my lure or not. If the Big Chief went down those paper people want action---and fast.
President Obama could do the same thing and the American people would see him in a new light. Go ahead, Barry, send Michelle and the kids to Martha's Vinyard. Folks, my suggestion is so simple it's brilliant. Have the Prez get on TV and tell us, "Fellow citizens, there are too many problems in this country that need to be addressed. The time for action is now and because of this I need to stay in Washington to get the job done".
It worked for Clinton. In the spring of 1993, while vacationing in Hawaii(remember the photo of him in the water looking like Orca?) there were massive floods in Iowa. Bubba cut short the vacation and went to the Hawkeye State to show his concern. Voila! His poll numbers went up dramatically. It was a positive for the perv and it can work for Barry, too.

Goin' To A Baseball Game

Columbus, Ohio constructed, two years ago, a very nice AAA baseball field. It's located downtown just across from the NHL hockey arena. The park seats around 11,000 fans and is unique in its features. The owners built it using various aspects of other Major League parks. Throw in parts of Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, the stadiums in Cleveland and Baltimore and it's conducive to a family fun night out. There are even openings in the outfield wall so people walking by can see the action.
I took the grandson and a neighbor kid to the game last night. There's a grass area to sit on in left center field. It's a bargain at $6 for adults and $3 bucks for kids. I would've purchased seats but most every game is sold out as was this one.
I enjoy taking kids to a game, however, I give them way too much credit for attentiveness and understanding. As soon as we hit entrance gate a mandatory trip to the food stand was a necessity. Two hot dogs, one giant pretzel and two Gator Aids, cha-ching; $17.
One dog immediately went in the garbage. The neighbor kid decided he didn't care for the wiener. Cheap seats face west. The sun was killing. It was also blinding. I had forgotten that five year olds become antsy after, oh, thirty seconds. It was really an inning and the visitors scored three in the first so it might have been fifteen minutes. I was cajoled into going into the shade. Lo and behold we walked by the 'jumping room'. It's a thing-a-ma-jig set up for kids to do just that; jump around. It was only $2. Wouldn't you know the cotton candy vendor was just across from us. Back in time, when I was a kid going to the carnival, cotton candy cost a quarter. We opted for the small ones; $4 dollars apiece. I wanted to watch some of the game so we walked down behind the home plate screen. I saw two outs but, and don't tell their parent's, the boys had left me. Frantically, I began looking and found them doing the 'chicken dance' with Krash, our Columbus Clipper mascot. He gave 'em a high five.
Buddy, the neighbor kid, thought we should go back to the outfield grass. The sun was on the decline so I went for it. I parked my keester on what was supposed to be grass but it was mostly dirt. I didn't care. It was about at this time that the sugar in the cotton candy kicked in. Oscar, at mach speed, asked, "who's winning"? The boys found some kids located next to me and started playing "let's act crazy". I watched a batter or two, then saw them hanging off the center field scoreboard. It was the fourth inning and I decided it was time to head out. Total cost of the evening came to $45 including parking. I lucked out. I got out of buying souvenirs, no one got hurt and I was home safely by 9 pm.
Grandpas put too much mental pressure on themselves thinking a five year old will take in and enjoy watching a baseball game. I should have known this but I forgot. Just being with them is the important thing and they can have fun anywhere even if you don't spend money. I know the boys had a wonderful time being at the park even if they don't know what it was all about.
All in all it was a very good night.

Anchor Babies

"Liberals are constantly hectoring Americans to adopt Sweden's generous welfare policies without considering that one reason Sweden's welfare policies haven't bankrupted the country (yet) is that the Swedes don't grant citizenship to the children of any deadbeat who manages the spectacular feat of giving birth on Swedish soil."
Ann Coulter

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Laugh Of The Day

Thanks iOwntheWorld

Kermit identifies man who molested him!

Dieting: It Ain't For Pansies

We all do it, either for a day, a month, a year, or a lifetime. Trying to lose weight is no fun and keeping it off is worse. I have one of those metabolisms where sucking on ice cubes is the same as eating twenty Milky Ways along with ten gallons of Ben and Jerry's.
As a kid I was a certified Grade A lard butt, At age eleven I tipped the scales at 110 lbs. Nobody in our house said anything to me since we were all that way; kids and parents, both.
This is gospel. The closest we came to a vegetable in our home was creamed corn, ladled on mashed potatoes, smothered in butter with gravy as a topping. Fried pork chops were mandatory, not one but two, minimum. Everything in the 1950's was fried. My parents believed in bread; a lot of it. At the dinner table my dad would give us the dickens if we didn't eat white, high cholesterol, high calorie bread. "HAVE MORE BREAD WITH LOTS OF BUTTER ON IT. WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU"? This was SOP in our house. An hour after dinner we consumed ice cream with all the toppings. Then, right before bed we had a snack to carry us through the night; caramel corn topped the list. I always wondered if there might be a correlation between my eating habits and the fact that I wet the bed until I was fifteen.
That's just one part of our eating history. As I grew into manhood and began playing year round sports and with a program of exercise I maintained my weight at twenty lbs. shy of two hundred-----------until I became an on the road salesman at the age of forty-two. The one great question put before mankind is, "How can a man go from 188 lbs. to 265 lbs. in an 14 month period"? Silly you! I have the answer. It's called eating. I hit every buffet: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hey! My company was buying. The least I could do as an employee was help 'em out. Long story short: I eventually developed a love affair with Jenny Craig, nine different times over the course of twenty years.
When I retired, and recovering from major hip surgery last year the 'fat attack' hit me again.
I have succeeded, upon my wildest dreams, in losing weight and you can, too. It's easy. All you have to do is follow my simple plan.
My buddy, the doctor one, convinced me to go on a protein shake diet. I drink one glass of milk with a 'magic' powder and a smidgen of sugar free chocolate syrup for flavor as breakfast . Do the same for lunch. Dinner is the game breaker. I should have a patent on this. It's a winner. Take two small potatoes and microwave. Boil one half can of peas. Squirt catsup(anything but Hinz-I've boycotted it since nut job ran for President) on top. Chopped onions and Brummel and Brown add flavor. Consume this and enjoy. That's all there is too it. On June 14, 2010 I tipped the scales at 224 lbs. On August 15, 2010 I'm a svelte 202. I figured out the caloric intake of this diet; comes to around 1100 per day. The official title for it is "starvation".
But it's a damned miracle! No cheating, now. No sugar and no white bread. Okay, you can cheat once in awhile but avoid real sugars. I promise, you'll wake up with a hangover.
As an honorarium to me please forward $100 as a thank you. You'll be happy you did and so will MJ Hawkeye.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In The Crapper

Der Leader is all over the map, literally, trying to raise money for Dems who may not survive come November. I ask you, "how desperate must you be to have Gaffe I and Gaffe II(Biden) campaigning for you. Boxer in California, Patty Murray(voted the dumbest Senator) and Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio must feel like real losers right now.
I sort of apologize for running pictures back to back but it's just so easy to nit pick on what's going on in Washington D.C.

It's Not So Funny Now

Remember when this first came out? For someone so smart how come he's so dumb?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Taliban Stoning And Jobs

Does it seem there are more and more stories coming out of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and most all Islamic countries dealing with stonings? Yesterday, in Afghanistan, a 28-year old man and 23 year old women were stoned to death by members of the Taliban in one of their stronghold cities. One hundred people took part in the killings. Granted, the man was married and the women engaged but death by stoning? C'mon, this love lust happens all the time in Hollywood and the stars and starlets love the insurgents as if they actually know anything about them.
I have a question. With all the stoning going on do you see an opportunity to make a buck or two? Due to the great demand for stones some guy named Abdul could open up a stone store. He could stock it with various sized rocks to be sold based on the degree of infidelity involved. If it isn't adultery there are other commandants being broken under sharia law that would require sharp stones, round stones and different weights of stones to inflict harm. Pebbles could be tossed for blinking on a sidewalk. Want to get it over quickly? Then drop a boulder the size of the Empire State Building. Want to add spice and sell stones coming in various colors? For obvious reasons the color red would be terrific.
I think I've just solved the mid-east unemployment problem. Kudos to me.

Nancy Pelosi Comes Through--For Friends

From the deck of Washington correspondent Todd J. Gillman for the Dallas Morning News:
It would have been nice to include the entire article from Mr. Gillman. He wrote about how the subject of the article supported all kinds and types of 'big money Dilbert's" from the Democratic Party. Nancy Pelosi took back door paths to get extra help for this guy suffering from a type of cancer for which there is no cure. My brother in law fought it for eight years and made himself a human guniea pig to further the cause for finding a cure. His was to serve humanity. Fred Baron's was to be selfish--or seemingly so. Think and think---how many of us 'peons' would receive the same treatment under government mandated health care? Zippo, my friends,

"Dallas' top Democratic donors will cut big checks to share dinner later this month with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Most will be motivated by a desire to protect the party's congressional majority.

Lisa Blue will have an extra reason: to say thanks for Pelosi's efforts when her husband, Fred Baron, was dying of bone marrow cancer. His only option was an experimental drug whose manufacturer refused to give permission to use it for Baron's condition.

"He was a big fan of hers, and now I am as well," Blue said.

Baron, the "King of Toxic Torts," built a fortune suing on behalf of asbestos victims. He died the week before Election Day 2008 at age 61.

Islamic Names Are Meaningless

It's another bother for me but I could really, really learn to hate radical Muslims if they had simpler names. They are so confusing it's like looking at an Arabic alphabet then having someone tell you to write it down. Here's an example: Mahmoud al-Zahar. He's someone who's involved in the WTC thing. Gotcha, didn't I? You've already forgotten his name. At least our other enemies had the common decency to be more simplified. Hitler, Tojo, Stalin, Mussolini: all of them on the tip of my tongue when I was a kid. And they were easy to mock, too. Tojo, for instance. I could squint my eyes and drop my front teeth to give them the buck like appearance. Then utter strange gibberish to sound Japanese.
Hitler: just raise the right hand and shout; "Achtung" while clicking my heels together. Everybody got it and there were no questions. It's difficult to make bin Laden a poster child since he's not out there making speeches. He even might be getting laid by any one of those 72 virgins as I write. And, when you do see a video of him, he's walking down some mountainside carrying a rifle.
So, I suggest someone come up with a hateful, despicable, easily understandable, Islamic radical we can put on bumper stickers and TV ads. We, as 'fightin' Americans' need to rally around something to hate. Isn't that the American way?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Obama's Top Priorties

From Mark Knoller at CBS News;

After the Senate passed that $600 million Border Security Bill yesterday, President Obama issued a statement asserting that securing the southwest border has been "a top priority" since he took office.
But if you think Mr. Obama can have but a single "top priority," you'd be wrong. He's got a load of them.
In an Address to the Nation two months ago, Mr. Obama declared "our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American."
More than any other issue, he has used the phrase "top priority" about digging the economy out of the recession and creating jobs. And on this issue, he drew a distinction between "a" top priority and "the" top priority.
"Creating jobs in the United States and ensuring a return to sustainable economic growth is the top priority for my Administration," he said in an Executive Order last March on his National Export Initiative.
Early in his administration, Mr. Obama also assigned the "top priority" label to his campaign promise to overhaul America's health care system. But a check of his speeches since taking office, reflect a bevy of other "top priorities:"

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: "...that's something that's going to be a top priority." (4/27/10)

ENERGY SECURITY: "And that's why my energy security plan has been one of the top priorities of my Administration since the day I took office." (4/28/10)

EDUCATION REFORM: "To train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow, we've made education reform a top priority in this Administration." (2/24/10)

STUDENT LOAN REFORM: "This is something that I've made a top priority." (2/1/10)

EXPORTS BY SMALL BUSINESSES: "This is going to be a top priority." (12/3/09)

HEALTH ASSISTANCE TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS: "I'm not just talking the talk, we've been budgeting this as a top priority for this Administration." (2/3/10)

END HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS: "I've also directed (Veterans Affairs) Secretary Shinseki to focus on a top priority: reducing homeless among veterans." (8/17/09)

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: "Our top priority is ensuring the public safety. That means appropriate sheltering in place or if necessary, getting as many people as possible out of harm's way prior to landfall." (5/29/09)

H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS: "And throughout this process, my top priority has been the health and the safety of the American people." (5/1/09)

SUPPORT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES: "These military families are heroes too. And they are a top priority of Michelle and me. And they will always have our support." (5/30/09)

STRENTHENING TIES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO: "We're going to make this a top priority..." (10/16/09)

CONSUMER PROTECTION: "During these challenging times, the needs of American consumers are a top priority of my Administration." (2/11/09)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: "So this is going to be a top priority generally improving our environmental quality." (11/5/09)

The dictionary defines "top" as a singular entity: "the part of anything that is first or foremost."

By designating a multitude of "top priorities," Mr. Obama can be seen trying to score political points with the constituencies for all of these issues.

A Dim Bulb In The Oval Office

By Herbert E. Meyer of The American Thinker

During his eight years in the White House, President George W. Bush was often described by liberals as being about halfway between an idiot and an imbecile. They told us he was so inarticulate -- so unable to express himself clearly -- that his very presence in the Oval Office was an embarrassment for the United States. Members of the White House press corps, spoofing a popular movie, called him the English Patient.
Yet no one, anywhere in the world, ever had trouble understanding what President Bush was saying.
President Obama, on the other hand, is invariably described by these same people as brilliant -- indeed, the most articulate carbon-based life form ever to have walked the Earth.
So how come every time President Obama opens his mouth to state his position on some issue -- as he did this weekend, speaking about his support for that mosque near Ground Zero -- the White House scrambles to issue a "clarification" -- followed less than a day later by an "elaboration" of the clarification?
Come to think of it, President Bush speaks twice as many languages as President Obama. (To be precise, two.) Oh, and in eight years President Bush never said anything even remotely as stupid as President Obama's comment that people in Austria speak Austrian.
Perhaps we should put less effort into forcing the release of President Obama's original long-form birth certificate, and more effort into forcing release of his IQ. Anyone want to take my bet that it'll be lower than George W. Bush's?

Socialists In Congress

Ten years ago those listed below would have received the kiss of death from the American people. They now wear their socialism as a badge of honor. I'm not sure why this list, pulished almost a year ago, is now seeing the light of day. You can expunge Bob Wexler from those listed. He retired and his place was taken by another socialist lefty. Thanks to Gateway Pundit.

The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
This admission was recently posted on

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Picture and title from Weasel Zipper
The lady took off after Our Leader today for his lack of leadership in handling of Ground Zero. If the Islamists wanted to defuse a bad situation common sense dictated that they build elsew
here, according to Superwoman. There are over 1,000 mosques in NYC. Was is really necessary to place it so close to the largest massacre in American History? The question(s) for me is, who is funding this building and why is the leader of the entire shebang an avowed proponent of Hamas and Islamic(radical) causes.

Obama's likely response: When I Said I Supported The Ground Zero Victory Mosque I Didn't Mean I Supported-Supported It. Ace of Spades HQ

Another Quiz

OK--here we go. It's time for another quiz and I promise it won't be as difficult as the last one.
1) the Andrews sisters
2) the Olsen twins and Aunt Jemimah
3) an advocate for healthy foods who obviously sneaks ho-ho's on the side with two who don't
4) some guy who might get smacked for eyeing the white chicks
5) make up your own answer but it has to be vulgar and insulting

California Deserves What It Gets

From NBCBayAreaNews:
If marijuana was legal for adults in California, would more people show up at work high? And how would that change the definition of a "smoke break" during work hours?

That's the latest issue facing proponents of Proposition 19, the ballot measure that would make marijuana legal for adults in California.

Voters will have a chance in November to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes for adults over 21 but the political debate over the controversial issue has been heating up for quite some time. The latest argument against the ballot measure is that given the legal freedom to smoke pot, people will be high at work

A Bay area poll went as thus: 35% are laughing, 25% are furious, 19% say, "go for it", 10% are sad, 4% don't care and and the remainder are bored by the subject.

Truisms From The Dobber

The enclosed info comes from a dear friend, The Dobber, via my computer. They're 'truisms' and I was going to skip through and delete because there were so many then I thought, what if my friend gives me a quiz? "Oh yeah, those were good ones" doesn't sound believeable when it's a flagrant lie. As I read I kept saying to myself, "been there, done that". It's a good list. Enjoy.

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear get dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
28. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
29. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'll bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!
30. My check engine light has been on for three months now and nothing's happened. I'm starting to think that my car is just an attention whore.
31. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?
32. Sometimes I pretend not to remember details about people because having a good memory apparently equates to creepiness.
33. My GPS says "Estimated Arrival Time." I see "Time to Beat."
34. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
35. My keyboard needs a removable crumb tray like my toaster.
36. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
37. I wish it were appropriate to say to a complete stranger, "Excuse me, would you like me to show you how to discipline your child?"

Friday, August 13, 2010

Harry Reid 1993 Immigration Bill

“A bill to curb criminal activity by aliens, to defend against acts of international terrorism, to protect American workers from unfair labor competition, and to relieve pressure on public services by strengthening border security and stabilizing immigration into the United States.”Mr. Reid has taken quite the 180 since he introduced his immigration bill in 1993.
Courtesy of The Washington Times

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Obama Sense of History Is Foolish

Washington Times Editorial:
President Obama says Islam has always been a part of American History which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?
It has become customary for presidents to offer greetings to various religious communities on the occasion of their most holy days. Presidents Ford and Carter both issued Ramadan messages, as did Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. The Ramadan greeting became intensely political during Mr. Bush's tenure because he was seeking to dispel the charge that the war on terrorism was a crusade against Islam. But Mr. Obama has used the occasion of Ramadan to rewrite U.S. history and give Islam a prominence in American annals that it has not earned.
In this year's greeting, Mr. Obama said the rituals of Ramadan "remind us of the principles that we hold in common and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."
That Islam has had a major role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings may come as a surprise to Muslim women. Young Afghan girls who are having acid thrown in their faces on the way to school might want to offer their perspectives. That Islam is "known" for diversity and racial equality is also a bit of a reach. This certainly does not refer to religious diversity, which is nonexistent in many Muslim-majority states. This is a plaudit better reserved for a speech at the opening of a synagogue in Mecca.
Most puzzling is the president's claim that "Islam has always been part of America." Islam had no influence on the origins and development of the United States. It contributed nothing to early American political culture, art, literature, music or any other aspect of the early nation.
Throughout most of American history, the Muslim world was perceived as remote, alien and belligerent. Perhaps the president was thinking about the Barbary Pirates and their role in the founding of the U.S. Navy, or Andrew Jackson's dispatch of frigates against Muslim pirates in Sumatra in the 1830s. Maybe he was recalling Rutherford B. Hayes' 1880 statement regarding Morocco on "the necessity, in accordance with the humane and enlightened spirit of the age, of putting an end to the persecutions, which have been so prevalent in that country, of persons of a faith other than the Moslem, and especially of the Hebrew residents of Morocco." Or Grover Cleveland's 1896 comment on the continuing massacre of Armenian Christians: "We have been afflicted by continued and not infrequent reports of the wanton destruction of homes and the bloody butchery of men, women and children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith. ... It so mars the humane and enlightened civilization that belongs to the close of the nineteenth century that it seems hardly possible that the earnest demand of good people throughout the Christian world for its corrective treatment will remain unanswered."
It also is customary in the United States to search for obscure contributions made by in-vogue minority groups as a feel-good way of promoting inclusion. One of the earliest Muslims to come to the United States was a 17th-century Egyptian named Norsereddin, who settled in the Catskills and was described by one chronicler as "haughty, morose, unprincipled, cruel and dissipated." Spurned by the princess of an Indian tribe that had befriended him, he managed through a subterfuge to poison her. He was later run down by the betrayed Indians, who burned him alive. It is not the kind of tale that makes it into politically correct history books.

But Don't Anyone Dare Call It What It Is

From The Wall Street Journal:

DEFICIT ADDS $165,040,000,000.00 -- IN ONE MONTH!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bawney Fwank

From Big Journalism:
If the Guinness Book of World records had a hypocrisy category, the winner would be Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Banking Committee. Let me revise that, Frank wouldn’t be the winner, judging by his actions the Guinness people would have to retire the category.
When the housing bubble finally burst Mr. Frank called for prosecution of the people who caused the banking crisis, he should have looked in the mirror.
Barney Frank got away with his housing bubble hypocrisy and is still getting away with it. Fannie and Freddie are still asking the public for money, the economy is still in the toilet and the Democratic Party is still blaming President Bush.
While there were plenty of problems with George Bush’s policies, this recession has more to do with the policies of the progressive Democrats, than those of the former president. In fact, if the POTUS and his progressive lemmings were to be truthful, they should be blaming Barney Frank because when you examine what happened Frank is the one blocked the regulation of Fannie and Freddie and it was Frank who kept saying over and over there is no housing crisis

The Difference Between Them And Us

The Columbus Zoo is very nice. I haven't seen many rankings but I'm positive it's up there with the elite zoos of the country. Zoo Emeritus, Jack Hannah, is and has been a guest on Letterman and the old Johnny Carson Show. He'd bring in one or two animals, they'd crap on the host, then the audience laughed. It was a successful show and Hannah became famous. The Columbus Zoo is a ten minute drive from our home and it's a nice place to visit, in the morning especially, before it's overrun with wild and crazy mother's and their screaming and rude children. Lizzie and I are what are called 'patrons'. This means, for eighty dollars, we have access and parking to the zoo for a year. Our entry card is like a credit card with a nice picture of animals on the front. Two days ago Lizzie and I, along with our three year old granddaughter, made the trek over. I pulled up to the entrance booth and showed the card. A lady working for the zoo then proceeded to let me know that she couldn't read the expiration date on the card. According to her, the next time I used it I should hold the other corner of this card so she would easily be able to see my proper info. Damn! The nasty hag gave me a lecture on the proper way to hold an id card. I began to contemplate; would this bug every man no end the way it did me? It has to. I have to believe had the worker been a male, he would have taken the card out of my hand, looked at the proper numbers, handed it back to me then told me to enjoy my stay. That's the way I would have done it. And do you know why? Basically, it's because men don't give a crap about the small stuff. This leads me to another supposition. Do you think the female employee would have done this to another women or is it a part of the female vs. male superiority chain of command? e.g. I've been around long enough to know there's a right and wrong way to take out the garbage, to dry dishes, to breathe.
Had my wife(secondarily) and granddaughter(primarily) not been in the car I can promise what my response would have been. It would not have been pretty. But, knowing me, this is easy to understand. I do not enjoy starting off my day using the F word.

Let's Play 'Spot The Democrat"

From Ann Coulter:

In the greatest party affiliation cover-up since the media tried to portray Gary Condit as a Republican, the media are refusing to mention the party affiliation of the thieving government officials in Bell, Calif.
There have been hundreds of news stories about Bell city officials' jaw-dropping salaries. In this poor city on the outskirts of Los Angeles, where the per capita annual income is $24,800 a year, the city manager, Robert Rizzo, had a salary of $787,637.
That's about twice what the president of the United States makes. (To be fair, Rizzo was doing a better job.)
Rizzo was the highest-paid government employee in the entire country, not counting Maxine Waters' husband – pending further revelations. With benefits, his total annual compensation, according to the Los Angeles Times, came to $1.5 million a year.
Alerted to the Bell situation, the White House quickly added the Bell city manager to the list of jobs saved by its stimulus plan.
Not only that, but Rizzo was entitled to 28 weeks off a year for vacation and sick leave. To put that in perspective, that's almost as much vacation time as public-school teachers get!
Reached in Spain, even Michelle Obama was outraged.
Rizzo responded to the anger over his preposterous salary by saying: "If that's a number people choke on, maybe I'm in the wrong business. I could go into private business and make that money."
(If he wants to grab one of those private-sector jobs that pays $1.5 million for 24 weeks of work, may I suggest the entertainment industry?)
Good luck to him. After leaving Bell, Rizzo will be lucky to land a job at Taco Bell. Before being anointed the King Tut of Bell, Rizzo was the city manager of Hesperia, Calif., where he was overpaid only to the tune of $78,000 a year.
The Bell police chief, Randy Adams, was making $457,000 – $770,046 including benefits. The assistant city manager, Angela Spaccia, had a $376,288 salary, with a total compensation package of $845,960. Being just an assistant city manager, Angela had to pay for her own yacht.
After the Los Angeles Times reported the stratospheric government salaries in little Bell, and the people of the town revolted, the millionaire government employees all resigned.
That'll show 'em! Oops, except upon their resignations, they qualified for lifetime pensions worth, by some estimates, more than $50 million.
These insane salary packages were granted by the mayor and four city council members – who also set their own salaries. As a result, all but one was making $100,000 a year for these part-time jobs. After the council members' salaries came to light, the four looters cut their salaries by 90 percent.
According to Nexis, there have been more than 300 news stories reporting on the Bell scandal. Guess how many mentioned the party affiliation of the corrupt government bureaucrats?
One. Yes, just one. Now guess if the government officials were Democrats or Republicans? Yes, that is correct. Congratulations – you've qualified for our bonus round!
The one newspaper to cough up party affiliations, the Orange County Register, admitted that the corrupt officials were all Democrats only in response to reader complaints about the peculiar omission.
Lots of news stories on the scandal in Bell used the word "Democrat" or "Democratic." But that was only to say that the DEMOCRATIC attorney general of California, Jerry Brown, who is running on the DEMOCRATIC ticket for governor, is investigating the Bell officials' salaries.
So we know the media are aware of party affiliations. They just chose not to mention it when it would require them to identify shockingly corrupt government officials as Democrats.
Any day now, the media will start describing Maxine Waters as "the light-skinned congresswoman from California."
(But you might want to vote for that DEMOCRATIC attorney general who is apparently a great crusader against corruption ... despite his years of ignoring the public employee salary and pension looting that has driven the state into insolvency.)
Maybe Obama's Czar of City Managers' Salaries could investigate this.
But unlike political corruption involving sex or bribery, the outrage in Bell isn't a scandal that hits both parties from time to time – it's how the Democrats govern.
Elected Democratic officials bestow ludicrous salaries and benefits packages on government employees, and, in return, public employee unions make sure the Democrats keep getting re-elected.
The scandal in Bell isn't a scandal at all for the Democrats. Au contraire! This is the governing strategy of the Democratic Party.

Harry Reid Is A D**kwad

by John McCormick at the Weekly Standard:

While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?"
Reid's racially-charged comments come as the Nevada Democrat is trying to boost Hispanic turnout in his bid for reelection this November. Polls show, however, that Reid's positions on immigration are very unpopular with Nevada voters in general. Reid supports the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona over its immigration law, but 63 percent of Nevada voters oppose the lawsuit, according to a Rasmussen poll.
Reid voted against a measure to complete a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border in May, but 68 percent of voters nationally support building a border fence, according to Rasmussen.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

High Fat Diet

MJ Hawkeye shown on right. Photo was taken while on a high protein diet. Since then I am consuming nothing but karo syrup, kettle corn chips and Billy Bob Joe's Bar-B-Que Sauce.

"Hey, Cowboy"

From The Fellowship Of Minds and written by Wayne Madsen:
In late May, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen had a bombshell revelation about Obama’s membership in a Chicago gay club, Man’s Country. Madsen also reported on the Sociopath’s sexual relationships with other men, including politicians and Donald Young, the openly gay choir director of the church in Chicago of which Obama was a member for some 20 years — Jeremy Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ black liberation theology. Obama’s relationship with Young was confirmed by Larry Sinclair, who claims to have had two sex-cocaine trysts with Obama.
There were two other openly gay men in Wright’s church: Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. In late 2007, as Obama began his ascent to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, in a span of 1½ months, all three men “conveniently” died:
Bland was murdered execution-style on November 17, 2007;
Young was murdered execution-style on December 24, 2007;
Spencer reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV on December 26, 2007.
Now, Young’s elderly mother is speaking out about her suspicions that her son was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation and assure his political future as President.
The story about President Barack Obama’s bi-sexual past will not go away. Now, in an exclusive interview with The Globe, Norma Jean Young, the 76-year old mother of the late Trinity United Church of Christ choir director Donald Young, has spoken out and declared that persons trying to protect Obama murdered her son at the height of the 2007 Democratic presidential primary to protect Obama from embarrassing revelations about his homosexual relationship with her son. Donald Young’s bullet-ridden body was found in his Chicago apartment on December 23, 2007, in what appeared to be an assassination-style slaying
Norma Jean Young revealed to The Globe that her son Donald, who was openly gay, was a “close friend” of Obama. Mrs. Young also believes the Chicago Police Department has not placed a high priority on finding the killers of her son. Mrs. Young, who is, herself a former employee of the Chicago Police Department, told The Globe that, “There is more to the story,” adding, “I do believe they are shielding somebody or protecting someone.”

A Plausible Defense

A female stopped in at an East Toledo, Ohio MacDonalds for an order of Chicken McNuggets. It was 6:30 am and MacDonalds stopped serving at 2 am. This made her very, very angry and she took out her wrath on MacDonald's by attempting to trash the place. Assault on MacDonalds workers was also involved. The twenty-four year old was subsequently arrested. Her defense was a good one and I expect she'll get off. Only a lawyer could come up with: 'severe panic attacks brought on by excessive drinking'.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I'm trying to figure out if it's a big deal or not that Michelle Obama took time off to stay in five star hotels with friends. I guess not except to quote a college friend; "She seems like a haughty bitch".
Attended 7:30 am Mass yesterday and noticed most of the men were in shorts and golf shirts. Is this irreverent? I hope not since I was one of them. I did feel guilty, though, and promised myself not to do it again. My Baptist friends all wear suits and ties to Sunday services.
I seem to be noticing fewer Obama bumper stickers on vehicles. When I do they are the ones with bicycles on the cars; probably enviros from Colorado. Black people have Obama bumper stickers. Some cars are driven by pointy nosed guys with wire rim glasses or women who are very unattractive. That's about it.
It's been hotter than normal this summer---or has it? After all July and August are supposed to be this way. I have yet to experience a January that has had a heat index of 110 degrees. I read that winter will be milder than normal this year.
Turning 65 isn't that big a deal. It'll happen sooner than I would like but it's going to bring me another pension so, "bring it on".
Making out a bucket list is a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. My 'lists' are easy. I've heard Massey's Pizza in Columbus is darned good. See what I mean?
I've been wondering where Lizzie and I will take our next vacation. Hawaii is a possibility but a walking tour through the English countryside seems more fascinating.
I go to my physician and dentist on a consistent schedule. Now I know why the elderly could care less if they die. My friend calls it the "big dirt nap". It's getting to sound a lot better than having to jump in the car and drive a half hour in order to fill my mouth with Novocaine.
Katie Couric is about to get fired and Rosie O'Donnell is teaming up with Oprah for an hour show. The only thing Rosie and Oprah have in common is excessive weight.
Knowing my oldest son and his wife, our next grandchild will be named either John or Mary. Check back here around Christmas.
I've lost interst in the Chicago Cubs. When they traded Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers I dumped them. Forty-one years of loyalty down the drain. It's too bad management on the North Side wants entertainment instead of a winner. I have three words for the Cubs: "Hello, Minnesota Twins".
Did you know that the walleye is a member of the perch family? This sounds strange to me since a walleye would make an appetizer out of a perch in a nanosecond.
The best TV shows right now are: The Closer, Friday Night Lights, Justified and The Good Wife. Nothing else comes close.
Question? Considering all the worthless reality TV shows playing there must be some very talented writers sitting around waiting for a call. So, why is 'Two and a Half Men' the top show on network television?
Do you know why golf is a great game? I can score a 77 one day and the very next fire a smooth 93. The interesting thing about it is it's not until the 17Th or 18Th hole when you slap yourself on the forehead as you figure out what you were doing wrong all day. Every time!
Is Shania Twain still around; don't hear much about her anymore---darn it.
Speaking of whom, How long before Lindsay Lohan is back in jail? It'll happen. Rehab failure is about 70%.
My brain hurts-----good night!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dhimmitude: Screwed Again

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to islam.

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"

Presidential Golfing

This week, President Bush gave an interview to’s Mike Allen. And at one point, Allen noted that the president had not been playing golf in recent years and asked him whether that was related to the war in Iraq. President Bush had stopped playing in 2003.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: Yeah, it really is. I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be as, you know, to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think, you know, playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sigma Nu Fraternity

A group of eight fraternity brothers from 1966-68 met in Chicago this week for some nonsensical camaraderie and frivolity. I had not seen five of them since the year of '66 so it was with some anxiety but also great enthusiasm that I made the trip. Those other guys are getting old. Not me, of course. Does it seem to you that I do a lot of these fun type things? It seems that way to me but it's my idea of what retirement should be.
I broke down the week into three distinct sections. On the first day it was all silliness; storytelling and such. During the turbulent Sixties our college required all students to attend a monthly religious talk by a noted speaker. One of the fellas thought he remembered that the Rev. Martin Luther King spoke to us but he had a fuzzy memory about it. He went on and on about did he or didn't he lead a spiritual discussion to our student body. Then, out of the blue, he blurted out, "I did see Chuck Berry at Danceland". I had tears running down my cheeks from laughing so hard. It'd be like me saying, "I think Jesus spoke to us and I can't really remember but, hey, I did see Chuckles the Clown". Those were the silly type stories. They are priceless. Mostly the tales were about drinking to excess, girls that were easy and those who weren't and dumb things we did that should have killed us fifteen times over. On the second day, and I wasn't crazy about this one, the conservation revolved around our classmates who have met their Maker. Egad! There are a lot more than I care to think about. My only thought on this is, lucky me! On Day 3 the subject matter became more serious; jobs, kids, life problems, etc. One of the guys has been married four times. You read it correctly---four times. I was always intimidated by him in college. He was a physics and math major. I was into PE. You understand the difference, I'm sure. Another fella has had three wives. The last two came to the US from the Ukraine after he made a trip over there and plucked them from poverty. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me but it's worked out for him so who am I to offer my opinion on the subject. Someone tell me, please, why men of smaller stature are so hilariously funny. Donny Mac is one of those men. Maybe it's because they can 'pimp' guys without fear of retribution. Mac can do it----and he does with exceptional expertise-----much to my great pleasure. Then again, those who do get 'pimped' usually deserve it.
On day four, our last, we all reverted back to Day 1; savoring the moments of memory making and appreciating what had occurred over the last ninety-six hours.
I wasn't much of a college student. Actually, I didn't care much for college. I only went to play sports. This is a good example of my academic successes. One quarter I earned two D's and an F and my GPA went up. My fraternity bro's took me out and plied me with a thousand beers as a congratulatory gift. I do have one major claim to fame as a fraternity jock. In our chapter the bylaws stated that a person could hold office only once for a school year. As a junior I was elected social chairman of the fraternity. When I became a senior the fraternity, by unanimous vote, changed those bylaws and I was selected to be social chairman for my last year. Can you say, 'Animal House'? I don't know how it happened but I did receive a degree and the rest is history. I have a theory about me as a student. First, it didn't much matter to me about the grades. I had to show them to my parents but they had to love me regardless. After I got married I took a number of classes at various colleges and received all A's in every class I took. The way I see it is parents are one thing but anyone with pride doesn't want his wife to think they're a shiftless, irresponsible, raving lunatic and moron, too. Chalk up one for marriage.
Oh yeah, my fraternity brothers and I attended a school called Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That was a wonderful time in my life and I've been lucky enough to maintain some very good friends from Coe over a long period of time. My fervent hope is we don't have to wait another forty-four years to get together. I don't think I could handle the fun and stand the excitement of being 109 years old hanging out with these yahoo classmates. But I'm willing to give it a shot it.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Diluting Their Inheritance

Wonderful news for our family today. Son Alex and wife, Abby, presented us with, Kingston Michael, our seventh grandchild this very afternoon. The newest citizen of the United States cracked the egg shell just after noon time and I'm happy to say all our doing well. His grandmother and I, along with his uncles, aunt and cousins are thrilled. Just to keep you up to date, the next of our brood is scheduled to arrive in early December.
Ain't life grand!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Who's The Enemy?

From CNS News:
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government.
“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” Babeu said.
kEEP READING FROM THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR to find out the real enemy in this country.

Last week, the Obama administration got Clinton-appointed Judge Susan Bolton to at least temporarily throw out key provisions of Arizona's immigration law. Within 24 hours came more evidence that they weren't done eviscerating immigration enforcement yet. That proof came in the form of an astonishing internal memo outlining ways the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) could effectively legalize at least tens of thousands of illegal immigrants even if Congress fails to enact amnesty. Some would be granted resident status with the USCIS simply giving them green cards. Others would be allowed to evade deportation, possibly indefinitely.

East St. Louis Illinois-Criminals Run Wild

From Nicholas Pistor at the St. Louis Post Dispatch;
"Rev. Joseph Tracy said he’s tired of going to funerals. And now, he suspects he’ll be going to more of them.
"It’s open field day now," said Tracy, the pastor of Straightway Baptist Church here. "The criminals are going to run wild."
Gang activity. Drug dealing. Cold-blooded killing. Tracy worries that a decision to shrink the police force by almost 30 percent will bring more of everything.
The pastor voiced his concern on Friday at a raucous special City Council meeting at which East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks announced that the city will layoff 37 employees, including 19 of its 62 police officers, 11 firefighters, four public works employees, and three administrators. The layoffs take effect on Sunday."

Ever been to E. St. Louis, Illinois? I have. No, let me rephrase: I've been through it. Last summer, on my way home from Kansas City, I missed my exit on the outerbelt north of St. Louis, Missouri and continued on through St. Loo, across the Mississippi River into E. St. Louis, Illinois. I've been on this planet a number of years but I've learned when going from the Missouri war zone into the Illinois battleground I look straight ahead. I wear blinders, press the gas pedal ever so slightly and breathe a sigh of relief when I'm, thankfully, in the countryside east of ground zero.
I sense a great debate coming on--------again. It's started in Columbus, Ohio with an increase of shootings, especially of young people. Weird how most of the shootings occur after 11 pm and before the sun comes up. I wonder why that is. When the bullets fly, minorities are usually involved. Everyone is trying to come up with an answer. The first thing to happen will be that the City Father's initiate a Commission to study the matter. It's SOP. I could write down at least ten good reasons to help alleviate the situation but then my readers would say, "there he goes again, up on his soap box". So, I won't write anything other than to put the onus on you. What to be done, what to be done.