Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Corrupt Bastards"

Mama Grizzly comes out swinging when it is revealed that the CBS affiliate in Anchorage plotted to destroy the senatorial election of (R) Joe Miller by trying to come up with sexual predators in his campaign. Sarah called them "corrupt bastards".
What a woman!!!!
photo from weaselzipper

Definition Of Class

In watching a bit of the World Series last night I saw our former President, George W. Bush, in the box seats next to the Texas Rangers GM, Nolan Ryan. Whenever I see Mr. Bush I have one thought: classy. I can say the same for Mrs. Bush. I had the honor of seeing her in person three weeks ago and listen to a speech given by her about honor and America. In her twenty minute talk she did not use the word 'I' one time.
Being a student of politics it's important for me to take note of GW's predecessor and successor and how 'little' they can be. Obama has made it a centerfold of his administration to lambaste Mr. Bush at every turn. Bill Clinton has to be the biggest egomaniac to walk the face of the earth. Stupid me! It's a tie between Obama and Clinton. Big Bill is travelling the country stumping for loser candidates. The Pervert-in-Chief has to have his mug everywhere and be the star of the show. Our first black president approached a black candidate for the senate in Florida and asked him to give up his bid. What this move did was insure victory for Republican, Marco Rubio.
And what of Mr. Bush? He hasn't made one negative comment about Obama or Clinton--ever. He doesn't stump. He is comfortable in his own skin. President Bush attends baseball games, is devoted to his wife and loves his children. Too bad members of the Stupid Party can't show such class.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

I believe in charity for those who are in need. The Roman Catholic Church came under fire in Minnesota last week as part of a Democrat ploy trying to show it doesn't care for the poor. Bunk! The Catholic Church is the leader in providing emergency funds to those in need. All of the religious community does this. I'm a believer in the Salvation Army; always drop bills into their containers.
So, if the liberals are so concerned with robbing the doers why not put their money where their mouths are. Sell their homes and downsize. Sell their cars and downsize. Tie up their yachts in Massachusetts instead of tax free Rhode Island. Give their money away. That's the answer for them.
If liberals took the time to check out those who give the most to charity they can look at Red States; Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and the central midwest to see who gives to charity. Look at New York and California. What a bunch of pikers.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

No More Mr. Nice Guy

By Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen
Saturday, October 30, 2010 Washington Post

President Obama's post-partisan America has disappeared, replaced by the politics of polarization, resentment and division.
In a Univision interview on Monday, the president, who campaigned in 2008 by referring not to a "Red America" or a "Blue America" but a United States of America, urged Hispanic listeners to vote in this spirit: "We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us."
Recently, Obama suggested that if Republicans gain control of the House and/or Senate as forecast, he expects not reconciliation and unity but "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill.

Post Script: Caddell and Schoen are Democrat strategists

Al Muslim

One of my favorite funny sites,, says we shouldn't call them Al Qaeda anymore. Henceforth the terrorists are to be referred to as Al Muslim; makes sense to me.
In this regard, I started thinking about the influx of 'bomb laiden bin Laden' cargo planes from Yemen into the United States. I have good information that that the TP of A(Tea Party of America) is taking responsibility for this mess. Sources indicate that their headquarters in the capital city of Sana's have been the source of buggings as cited by the Daily Kos and Huffington Post.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Paraprosdokian Sentences

This forward was sent to me by my favorite Storm Lake, Iowa family member. It's so good I included it in my blog site; most likely because I'd never heard of 'paraprosdokian'.

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.

Ø Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Ø I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Ø The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
Ø Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Ø If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
Ø We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Ø War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Ø Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Ø Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
Ø To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
Ø How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Ø Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
Ø I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.
Ø A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove you don't need it.
Ø I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Ø A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Ø The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Ø Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
Ø Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
Ø Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
Ø I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
Ø You're never too old to learn something stupid.
Ø Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Ø Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine

Creepy Barney

iOwnTheWorld thank you
Sometimes, you just can't pass on these things.

Happy Birthday

Did you hear the big news coming out of the White House today? Our leader tweeted happy birthday wishes to Ahmadinejad. Can you believe it? Yes, we can!!! The guy who has sworn to annihilate Israel and the United States received best wishes from Obamanut and his minions! Btb, isn't Iran holding two US citizens hostage? Two citizens we now know were captured while in Iraq.

Dublin, Ohio

I've written many things about Iowa but not a word about our now home in Dublin, Ohio. In a few short words it is a wonderful community; our all-time favorite. Dublin was first settled in 1810 by a couple of men from guess where--Dublin, Ireland silly. It is a northwest suburb of Columbus located on the other side of the Outerbelt. The neat thing about Dublin is I can drive to downtown Columbus in 15 minutes. Since Columbus is the 15th largest City in the US that suits me just fine.
There are two things that fascinate me about Dublin. Old Dublin has a series of flatstone walls throughout the community. They were put in place by two guys in the late 1800's. This would have been hard work and very boring work, too, but it surely adds to the beauty of the community. Downtown Dublin has maintained it's charm and there are many stone buildings reminiscent of days gone by. The second thing that flabbergasts me is our growth. In 1970 the population of Dublin was 400 hearty souls. The 2010 population is guesstimated at 41,000 but that has to be on the low side. There are two reasons for this spurt in population: (1) the growth of Columbus due to a large professional base and (2) Jack Nicklaus. Muirfield Village, the home of the Memorial Golf Tournament has been considered the 5th Major tournament on the PGA Tour. I am so fortunate. My next door neighbor, Robert Hoag, along with Jack, Iver Young and Pandal Savic built the course and established the tournament in 1976. I love the 82-year old Mr. Hoag to death. He's a golfing legend, a playing partner of Jack's in his younger days and is a teacher of the game. He has offered his expertise to me often. Too bad my skull is so thick. I always forget his methods. (His hero was Ernest Jones from the twenties and his book is, 'Swing The Clubhead') Anyway, people being the 'wannabes' that they are want to be around golf so
with the course being here I think it makes them feel more important to live in Dublin. Yours truly excluded, naturally. One day Mr. Hoag took me across the street to the Muirfield driving range and another bucket list item was complete. My favorite Hoag story was when he asked me to join Muirfield. I about fell over with joy. I said, "Mr. Hoag, I'm honored but don't I have to go before the Board for approval"? His answer was, "Honey, I am the Board". In the same breath he said, "Now, it's only $100,000 initiation fee but you get $80,000 back when you leave". For the one and only time in my life I was speechless. I finally told him I'd have to rob more banks than Bonnie and Clyde to get that kind of money. I shouldn't have said that. I embarrassed him. I felt bad. He thought I was well to do instead of just being an Iowa boy.
So, there you have it. Dublin is a very, very nice town. Come visit y'all. We'll all go down to Wendy's for lunch and you can tell the features of your town. Truth be told, if Iowa didn't have 100 degree range summers with humidity of 100% and winters averaging 2,000 inches of snow and -40 degree temps I might considering moving back.
P.S. One reader thought the house pictured was our home. Not so. It's a typical old town Dublin home. Sorry for the confusion.

Al Gore------------Hypocrite Extraordinaire

From Australia News International:
Climate change warrior Al Gore has invited controversy after reportedly leaving his car idling for an hour during an environment lecture in Sweden.
A blogger revealed the Nobel Peace Prize winner arrived for the Gothenburg speech in a rental car (with or without driver is unclear), from the airport, and subsequently left the engine running for the entire lecture, reports the Daily Telegraph.
On the other hand, all distinguished guests were advised to, if possible, use any form of public transportation to go to the event, in order to minimize CO2 emissions.
However, local legislation prohibits any car engine running on empty for more than 60 seconds. (ANI)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Joy To The World

And They Say You Can't Go Home Again

President Barack Obama will visit one of the world’s largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child. The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta.
From Politico
Commentary:Why is it Obama will visit a mosque but, as President, he has yet to be inside a church or synagogue in the United States.

On Being Anal

I tend to get upset over the little things in life. Big things don't bother me all that much. When I hear of a friend having a heart attack or a bomb dropping on a neighbors home I just say, "well, that's life". Thanks to prescription drugs I've slowed down in recent years. I had a buddy who once told me I was wound tighter than a drum. Hmmmmm! That's not good. Anyway, I've overcome that and take life a lot easier. There are, though, some things that just absolutely drive me nuts. I was reminded of this when I went to Giant Eagle food store this morning. Why is it people can't take their grocery cart to the cart receptacle? I mean, it's not like these things located in the next county. And the carts are typically left in MY parking spot. It's a verbal outlet for me since I convince myself it's then acceptable to let loose with a barrage of obscenities. Two other things that are mental killers for me: Why is it when drivers are pulling out onto an interstate, and there's a yield sign, they are convinced 'yield' means it's okay to continue driving and make me brake hard to miss them? The other heart thumper also deals with yielding--or not. Those folks who are entering an interstate from an on ramp do so going 35 mph. It's a recipe for a twenty car pile up. This is the one that makes me want to rear end that car at mach speed.
I had one other thing happen last night that I had no control over. I dreamt I was going bald. I don't know why but I woke up in a panic. I'm nearly 65 years old and have more hair than a neanderthal. Whew! That was a bad one. Anal? Probably but if that's the worst then I'm not as screwed up as most. One of my friends becomes crazy frazzled when school starts in the Fall and he has to slow down to 20 mph in the zone. Can you imagine that? His attitude drives me nuts!

Being Liberal: It Ain't Their Fault

Getty Images Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults' political leanings.

According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, "ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine*** receptor gene called DRD4." That and how many friends you had during high school.

The study was led by UCSD's James Fowler and focused on 2,000 subjects from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Scientists matched the subjects' genetic information with "maps" of their social networks. According to researchers, they determined that people "with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults." However, the, subjects were only more likely to have leanings to the left if they were also socially active during adolescence.

"It is the crucial interaction of two factors -- the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence -- that is associated with being more liberal,” according to the study.
"These findings suggest that political affiliation is not based solely on the kind of social environment people experience,” said Fowler, who is a professor of political science and medical genetics.
The researchers also said their findings held true no matter what the ethnicity, culture, sex or age of the subjects were.
***Is the word 'dope' derived from dopamine?
Source: NBC TV, San Diego

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If I Only Had The Courage

From BigFurHat: Oh, if I only had the courage and lack of good common sense to put this on my vehicle: Or, I could put it on that of my neighbor who is a huge support of the Communist-in-Chief

Joe Biden: Dumbest Man Alive

Via Drudge comes this New York Daily News campaign quote by your vice president:

"Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive," he said. "In the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000***** for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States....No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years."

What was the "government vision and government incentive" that produced the assembly line? Motion-picture film? Air conditioning? The electric guitar? How about the personal computer? The mobile phone? Non-violent resistance? Aspirin?

*****Another reason Joe is stupid. It was $16,000 for every mile of track put down over plains states and $32,000 per mile through mountainous territory. Private companies did invest in the railroad but through a fraudulent scheme members of congress were bribed to keep the operation going. Joe Biden is an absolute embarrassment.

Voter Fraud

It must be election season. Voter fraud is being exposed more often than a sex offender on a kindergarten playground. Call me silly but can anyone come up with a Republican or Independent accused of playing with the ballots? Remember Al Franken in Minnesota? Aside from being a total embarrassment as a senator, ACORN has been implicated in his victory of two years ago. The states of New York and Illinois(hardly Republican) somehow forgot to send ballots to our military overseas. Now there are voting irregularities for early voters in Nevada, all the tainted ballots were marked for Harry Reid. Checked out Drudge today and there are a couple of stories about voting fraud. One was in Volusia County, Florida. Hmmm. That was a county Algore couldn't believe voted Bush in 2000 so he wanted a recount, and got it, for specific precincts.
A dollar to a donut tells me there'll be more stories about SEIU, AFL-CIO and ACORN screwing with the system before and after next Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Do ya' ever read obituaries in your local newspaper or off the computer? I do. I scan sites and papers on a daily basis. I read the Quad-Cities Times. It's the paper for Davenport, Iowa, home to my family from 1974-1989. I probably recognize the demise of someone I know every other week. I also look at the Des Moines Register. I wonder what prompts a family member to put a specific picture of a person in the paper unless the dead person decided on one ahead of time. The living can do whatever they want without retribution don't you know. I recall when Mr. Roeder from out hometown passed away. He had asked his wife to put some dirt from Oklahoma in the casket. He was born there. Anyway, she didn't. I can understand that. What was she going to do, drive down to Muskogee? Don't think so.
I'm sure Lizzie knows this but I'll have to remind her of what picture of moi not to put in the newspaper when I check out. I don't want a photo of me with an Iowa Hawkeye sweatshirt and cap. I also don't want a pic showing me with a fish on a stringer. Some guys are shown in their Felco Feed caps, jauntily tilted to the right(or left). NASCAR photos are popular with guys decked out in their Earnhardt outfits. Don't people, at least once in their lives, wear a coat and tie? I guess there's a distinct possibility a person couldn't afford dress up clothes. If a funeral director was smart he'd have a cardboard cutout with suit and tie sans head. Then he could prop the guy up so he looked sort of fancy. For me, that's a good way to be remembered. My mother-in-law was a classy lady. She passed on eight years ago at the age of 92. On a summer day a year prior to her death she and Lizzie went shopping for her burial dress. Lizzie picked out a pink dress with wool fabric. Eileen was quite concerned that if she died in the summer the wool might be uncomfortable. That, my friends, is planning ahead.
Last week I saw a picture of a young man wearing a sweatshirt, cap, and six pounds of bling around his neck. Sad to say the first thing that crossed my mind was gang killing. I'm sure he had a better picture of himself taken when he was down at the mall.
There isn't a message to this post. I just happened to be thinking about it while scanning obits.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Remember When

From IOTW: Remember when you'd just had enough of that one time special person and had to get away quickly. Mars wasn't far enough away to satisfy you. Remember when the love of your life, at the time, dumped you deep in the toilet. There's something wonderful about youth and immaturity. I felt so smug and foolish at the same time.

A Re-Awakening From MJ Hawkeye

Two weeks ago I received an email from a high school classmate in Texas disappointed I had ceased the blog. Truth be told, I was quite flattered. Ask anybody if they don't like a compliment and I'll show you a walking corpse. Then a family member wrote the same. She's such a phenomenally nice person though she'd tell bin Laden he had some very fine qualities. Yesterday I received an email forwarded from a friend who has a friend hoping I hadn't given up on MJ Hawkeye. My ego was and is sufficiently stroked. The last gentleman from Council Bluffs, Iowa convinced me to continue onward. I've never come close to meeting him but 'ask and you shall receive" so-------------------- I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! I have many trips planned to vistas of the US rarely seen by me coming up in the next few months. Thanks all who have encouraged me to write. I hope I don't let you down.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Racist NAACP

From watchdog site of Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP. Who's the racist now? Who's your Daddy?

F.Y.I. My Fanatasy Girl

And my wife knows it, too!

R.I.P. Juan Williams

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Is This You?

I carry a lot of different things in my pockets: nail clippers, gum, a hand rosary(really!), etc., etc., etc. Chances are 100% that the thing I'm looking to retrieve will be in the last of the six pockets I check-----every single time.


Maybe there aren't as many communists and socialists in this country as I thought. Or, could it be the dufuses got their days mixed up? Chances are 100% the MSM will have the commie crowd equal to or greater than the 8/28 rally.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Political Correctness Run Amok

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:
The Cincinnati Health Department will investigate the Cincinnati Reds for violations of the state smoking ban after people complained players smoked cigars indoors while celebrating their National League Central Division title Tuesday night.

A lot of players could be seen on TV smoking the cigars, and Reds owner Bob Castellini was passing them out. But video doesn't affect the investigation - the health inspector has to actually see someone smoking, said Rocky Merz, health department spokesman.

Five people called a statewide smoking ban complaint hotline, Merz said. Those complaints were sent to the city health department today for investigation. Castellini will get letter soon notifying him of the alleged violation.