Sunday, July 31, 2011

What Hath Socialized Medicine Done

Two years ago the infamous Lockerbie bomber was released by Scottish authorities with the approval of Gt. Britain. It was done for humanitarian reasons so the Libyan scumbag could live out his final days with his family. The doctors told the world he was dying of prostate cancer. Obama was consulted and gave his approval. Am I finally writing about his death. Absolutely not! This sack of garbage is alive and kicking and is now being used by Khadafy as a propaganda tool. I do believe the actual tools reside in Gt. Britain, Scotland and the USA. Read the story and barf.

I'm From The Government And I'm Here To Help

Yes, it's a video I snagged from my favorite fun site but it's only 59 seconds in length. It's sort of funny but it's also sad. The punch line says it all.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

States With Highest/Lowest Tax Burdens

It won't surprise you reading the states with the highest tax burdens. It's as easy as reciting the alphabet.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Let Me Ask You A Question

The question is: "If you were a woman, even a homely one, how would you feel about getting it on with this jackass"?

In Transit To Iowa

Time restraints keep me from reporting on the vast array of "very important" items going on in the country and world. What about John Boehner? And he thought he was king. Hah! Lizzie and I trekked across Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and half of Iowa yesterday. It's impossible to count how many times I've made the drive.
Crossing the Mississippi River into the Hawkeye State is scenic. At that point it's the only place the river runs east to west. Check out a map of Iowa and you'll see what I mean. I immediately thought about upriver Dubuque receiving 14 inches of rain the previous night.
We passed the north side of Davenport on I-80 then stopped to gas up(why is that phrase "gas up" used since the gas goes down? Maybe it's because the fuel level goes up)in Iowa City. From there it's nothing but rolling hills of corn, soybeans and pasture dotted with crazing cows. We passed Grinnell. My friend went to college there. His entire family of brothers attended. It(Grinnell College) is called 'the Harvard of the Midwest". Normal folks used to call it "Moscow West". Shortly thereafter we drve past Newton. It used to be the home of Maytag until it shut down. They were in our conference when I was in high school, as was Grinnell. I always think of the games we played when I pass the communities. I also remember the players. Newton had excellent teams. They were Iowa state basketball champions my junior and senior years. I think we played 'em close in games but can't remember. Has it been almost fifty years?
We drove past Adventureland. It's a theme park a few miles east of Des Moines. It opened around forty years ago and the owners were selling shares of stock for a dollar. I was going to buy some but George Washington's were in short supply in our home in those days.
We stopped in Ankeny for the night. I wondered about the population of Ankeny. In 1964 we played them in baseball. It was like taking on a Little League team. They had 90 kids in the high school. Not any more. They'd eat us for breakfast then spit us out. Ol' Boone stays the same. Ankeny must have thirty, forty thousand people, minimum.
Today, we'll go to the nursing home to see Mom. I hope she remembers us. Then it's off for Minneapolis, find an inexpensive motel****and hunker down until we head out to the lake.

****I have motel tips. Never, under any circumstances pay full price. Always dicker. The later you enter a motel in the evening the better chance you have of acquiring a cheaper room. Check out the parking lot. Fewer cars mean cheaper price. Motels are a business. They need to fill the rooms. Ask for a room handicapped accessible. For some reason they are a few dollars cheaper. Ask to see the room before signing anything. A reputable chain will have no problem with this. I mean, who wants to sleep with your spouse and bugs? About the only hotel chains, to my knowledge, that will not reduce prices are Holiday Inns and Hampton Inns.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Your Average Fun Guy

This guy is a dude of the first order. Not only that he's engaged to be married. Too bad that ugly murder rap is hanging over his head. You see, he 'allegedly" murdered a prison guard at the Utah State prison in 2007. Oh, he's a skinhead, too. Sometimes my ability to see through people overwhelms me. I am Kreskin-like.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How To Tell DC Is Screwed Up

There's an article in The Hill with pictures showing the 50 most beautiful people in DC. Beauty is in the eye but Sen. Lisa Murkowski over her aide, Megan Hermann. C'mon, I know you have to roll over a little to climb the ladder but this is ridiculous. Murkowski is rated at #31 and Hermann #33. FYI You can see the others here but as is usually the case Republicans outnumber the trolls by 3 to 1.

Gun Control To Die For

In Ann Coulter's most recent piece she exposes the faux "Christianity" of the Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik. According to Coulter it's striking that in his 1500 page Manifesto Breivik mentions Christianity once. The New York Times was quick to pounce on this salient point. However, when the Ft. Hood murders took place it took nearly a year for the Times to tell us Nidal Malik Hasan was a Muslim. To screw up our brains Hasan should have changed his name to John Kerry or John F. Schwartz. Just for yucks I thought I'd insert a few items about gun control and all that jazz for you people who firmly believe a lack of guns will make society plums and roses.

"In 1929, the
Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million
dissidents were rounded up and exterminated.
"In 1911,
Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians
were rounded up and exterminated.
established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and
others were rounded up and exterminated.
established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political
dissidents were rounded up and exterminated.
established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians
were rounded up and exterminated.
established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians
were rounded up and exterminated.
established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated'
people were rounded up and exterminated."

It's Okay for the Dimwit Party

Just this morning Steny Hoyer,(Dumbo-Md) said Republicans “want to shoot Obama,” which is apparently perfectly acceptable in Democrat eyes. Now, what was that lady's name down in Tucson. You know. The one who was shot in the head." Wasn't it Gabby something, Mr. Hoyer"? Sheila Jackson Lee(Dumbette-Tex) said the reason Obama's Plan for deficit reduction(of which there is none), will not pass because is Republicans are-----Shhhhhhhhhh-----well, you know------anti-Black.
Chuck Schumer(Gladstone Gander,D-NY) soiled his pants today. Just kidding.

Thanks: BigFurhat

Assault By Bratwurst

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - "Authorities say a Des Moines woman has been assaulted with a bratwurst at her home. Sixty-three-year-old Connie Jones told police that on Monday night she got into an argument with 31-year-old Tajuana Banks. Jones said Banks yelled profanities at her, then picked up a bratwurst and threw it at her. It struck Jones' chest. A police report said there were grease marks on Jones' clothing".

Lots and lots of questions here. What kind of bratwurst was it? Did the police run DNA tests on the accused brat to make certain it was the one that soiled the clothes? Was there accompanying catsup and mustard on said brat?
Who is the biggest idiot, Connie Jones or Tajuana Banks, the police or taking the call or the Associated Press, or MJ Hawkeye for giving this non-story literary space?

Rasmussen Poll: Congress Is Crooked

Rasmussen has a new poll out telling us the American people, by 46%, think members of Congress are crooks. They need to re-do the poll. Does this mean 54% have no opinion? Hells Belles! They're all crooked.

Strike Up The Band

(Associated Press):Last year, Sarah Palin-hating comedian George Lopez said that if the former governor of Alaska ever became president, all Latinos would move back to Mexico. On Tuesday's "Piers Morgan Tonight," he took this further saying that if Palin gets to the White House, he'll move to Canada (snip) You said on immigration, "Elect Sarah Palin as President of the US in 2012 and we'll all leave voluntarily."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Oh, the nostalgia of it all. It was August of 1968, I had a job that paid a take home pay of $404.04 a month and I was a rich young lad. Guys starting out shouldn't go into debt for an 'off the floor show room' vehicle but I did. And it only cost $2600. My 1968, 300 HP, 4-speed on the floor "Baby cakes". I washed under the hood every other day. I buffed and cleaned, waxed and fondled. When we were by ourselves I called her "Sweetheart" and put only the finest oil in her.
Then along came Lizzie. I let her drive it once. She could almost see above the steering wheel. Her toes barely reached the gas peddle. I feared for Lizzie's life as she hit the accelerator and her tiny neck and head snapped back at Mach speed. What the hell, I honestly feared for my 'Sweetheart", too. Engagement and marriage were pending. I had to find a new home for the first love of my life. With tears in my eyes I turned the keys over to a kid, a kid who I knew wouldn't appreciate the kind of love required to handle this road monster.
In it's place and in order to make my bride happy my future in-laws sold me one of their cars; a 1965 Ford Falcon station wagon. That was the beginning of my slide into the world of husbandry and fatherhood. Young men, cherish life and love your first car. They come around only once. Actually, the Falcon wasn't quite so bad. Our next car was a Datsun. Laugh at this and I'll find you and I will kill you.

The US Postal Service

There was a news notice the last few days saying around 3200 post offices were going to close. Makes sense to me. I drive through a town of maybe fifty, Irwin, Ohio, on my way to Springfield to see the grand kids. Now, I realize that farmer households are in this mix, too, but it seems like a waste. This is what I get in the mail these days: birthday cards once a year, cigar magazines and I hardly ever puff on one, ads for funeral homes, golf magazines and that's about it. Lizzie does all our finances online. My social security is direct deposit. If you really, really need to ship something most folks go UPS or send a fax. I must be missing something. Inform me, please. Why not have delivery Monday-Wednesday-Friday? I don't know the figures but the Postal Service loses billions a year. Big deal, huh! Name an arm of the government, and I double dog dare you, that doesn't lose billions per year.

Christians Beware----If You're Dead

I did not know this. It is against Obama administration policy for the words "Jesus" and "God" to be used in funeral services at Veterans cemeteries. A Texas representative is angry about the policy and vows to have it rectified. Read the story here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Corporate Jets

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Dublin Ohio: "Diversity City"

Lizzie and I did the Costco shoppping trip today and then a side stop to Dick's Sporting Goods. Buying eight life jackets for kiddies weighing between 20 and 40 pounds can get expensive. On the way home we needed to stop at the bank to snag some cash out of the automatic teller. Insert card---press pin number---language transaction. Whoops, a surprise. I'm used to English and Espanol but a new one came up on the screen. Care to guess? Okay then don't. It was "Somali". Strange! I thought all along Ebonics would be then next language of choice.

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A Lengthy List Of Firsts For Obama

It's possible I've been tough on the President. You know, all the negative things I've written about him. I've re-printed a list of 'firsts' from Don Surber. He's a writer out of Charleston West Virginia. Depending on your perspective, liberal(communist) or conservative, these show Obama in his proper light.

First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government
• First President to Violate the War Powers Act
• First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels
• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
• First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law
• First President to Require All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party
• First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs -- and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs
• First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters
• First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat
• First President to "Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions"
• First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees
• First President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space.
• First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
• First President to Have a Law Signed By an 'Auto-pen' Without Being "Present"
• First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It
• First President to Threaten Insurance Companies if they Publicly Speak out on the Reasons for their Rate Increases
• First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
• First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)
• First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
• First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case
• First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
• First President to Golf 73 Separate Times in His First Two-and-a-Half Years in Office

But remember: he will not rest until all Americans have jobs, affordable homes, green-energy vehicles, and the environment is repaired, etc., etc., etc.

Attacking Minnesota

It is that time of year, again, when Lizzie and I make the 1000 mile trek to the lake cabin in Minnesota. Except---------this year it will slightly, tremendously, exaggeratingly, stupendously, different. Beginning next Sunday we will be hosts to the clan. Our kids and theirs, all sixteen of us will be shoe-horned into our home on the lake, Ten Mile Lake, by name. This will be a first for us, you know, so many in one spot at one time. Care to take a stab at who gets the divorce first, who murders first, who runs out of the cabin screaming, "I can't take it any more"!
We'll leave our Ohio condo on Thursday morning and motor out to Boone, Ioway to see Ma. We'll arrive that same day, ten hours later and just as the RAGBRAI bicycle riders have ridden out of town. Lucky us. We'll stay at a motel and pass out from driver fatigue.
On Saturday it's off to Minney-Sota to clean the cabin before clan arrives. This is the fun part for me. I've loaded up on more life jackets. We've added three more kidlets in the past two years. I've purchased three more fishing poles, the kind with Cinderella and Spiderman on them. I had to buy a couple of nicer ones with interchangeable handles since we have some 'lefties' in the family. I wonder why more lefties are girls. It seems that way. Does that mean something? Oscar's a lefty but only when he swings the baseball bat and golf club. I always thought being a girl and left-handed made them more petite. Have you ever considered this facet of life or is it only my quirkiness? To prove my point, Genevieve is a righty and if you are a regular reader you understand my point.
We also purchased two large air mattresses, queen sized, of course. Oscar thinks he's going to sleep outside in a tent. Is he in for a surprise. He'll be in the house faster than a lightening bolt when he comes in contact with Minnesota mosquitoes the size of size 6 ring finger cigars.
We've added a dishwasher to the kitchen this year. That'll help. We've replaced the fireant anthills that dominated the front yard with a flagstone patio. We've replaced the dock with a smoother surface to keep splinters out of tender feet. We've purchased big time water sports equipment but not yet, anyway, a wave runner. I'm sure that's around the corner along with a larger boat with a more powerful motor. Oh, why kid myself. I'm looking at a pontoon which means a larger lift which means I have to reduce the size of my stock portfolio.
And, do you know why I gladly do it? Well, in case you've forgotten let me remind you.
Oscar, Eve, Paige, Genevieve, Tommy, David, Kingston, and Adeline. Ain't life grand!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Adios Cursive Writing

Memory tells me I've written on this subject before, cursive writing or the lack thereof, but I'll respond again. The State of Indiana has passed a law saying cursive writing will not be taught in their schools. I'm all for it because this is another outlet for me to earn so quick cash.
I was taught the Palmer Method of writing by the nuns at Sacred Heart School in Boone, Iowa. We practiced and practiced and practiced the flowing lines of upper and lower case letters. As so many people have told me, "You write like a girl". I have two responses for that remark depending how I feel that day. It's either, "Thank you" or, "I find that sexist remark demeaning".
As soon as this educational mandate goes into effect in the majority of states I'm opening a store called, "Cursive R' Us". Guys will come in with Hallmark cards and hire me to write flowery love phrases to their wives and girlfriends. I'll make a killing just to do what comes naturally. It'll be a gold mine for Lizzie and me. Truth be told, whenever a congratulatory card needs to be sent The Queen always suggests I sign the card with a flowing, flowery looking message. As I've grown older I can even adjust the style so it looks like others have written it. I can make it look like a lefty if I want. In other words, "I'm Gooooooooooood"!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Top 10 Obama Lies

According to Human Events listed here are the top 10 Obama lies

Norwegian Murderer Faces 21 Years In Prison

Evidently, Norway is a haven for criminals. A guy can murder can be a mass murderer and face a limited amount of time. Yep, according to a news report listed here that's the max. Of course, Norway coddles criminals and can't stop them; no guns for the people and that goes for on the street police.

Trillions Of Dollars

Click here to see a visual perspective of a hundred dollars and work your way up to 15 trillion. Egad! We are in big trouble.

Wisconsin Rapids IS Middle America

Just up highway 12 sixty miles north of Madison, Wisconsin is Wisconsin Rapids. It's a town of 19,288 and used to be the paper mill capital of the midwest. In better times there were four mills in town but now they're down to one. It's the quintessential 'blue collar' community. One of my best friends and his buddy(my buddy, too) live 12 miles south of The Rapids in Nekoosa. Pretty much every town in Wisconsin sounds like an Indian tribe. e.g. Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, Minoqua. Anyway, Wisconsin Rapids used to be the home of minor league baseball to the Twins and White Sox. If you think this piece is about baseball you're right. If you are even mildly disinterested in baseball keep on reading. There's some very good material about to come your way.
There's a baseball league of ten teams in Wisconsin and Minnesota composed of college kids from around the country. They play a 70 game schedule, live in the homes of the local citizens and are a training ground for the pros. It's an amateur league.
Hold onto your hats because what you are about to read will be about more than baseball. It's about a community that bands together to support an event. It's like the early twentieth when Ringling Brothers came to town. Who wouldn't want to come out and see elephants, clowns and tigers parading down main street. For folks in Wisconsin Rapids it's the greatest show on earth: "Come one come all".
My buddy's wife purchased a Christmas present for him of ten game passes for $90. For this price this is what you receive: game ticket, a food buffet of sandwiches including brats, chicken and hamburger, chips and drink for five innings. Did you read this correctly? I took advantage of this Roman Bacchanalia. You could've put a fork in me and I would have been Thanksgiving dinner with out the drumsticks. That's how much I consumed.
Now, if you want to go big time go you could shell out $23. For this you get a seat directly behind the batting screen, unlimited food for nine innings plus ALL THE BEER YOU WISH TO CONSUME! Beer, Wisconsin, who da thunk it? OH yeah, Thursday at the ballpark is referred to as "thirsty Thursday". On these days beers will run you a buck and a quarter.
I also indulged in some artery cloggers. Badger people love their fried cheese. One thing I didn't have was a buger topped with bacon and cheese sandwiched between a sliced glazed donut. This seems to be a popular item "Up North". Not many over the age of 40 were takers. Ah, to be young again.
The game itself was like any other major league game. There was singing and games for the kids between innings. Oh, I forgot. In this mid sized town about 2,000 people attended the game. That's 10% of the population. If we could get that many people to church there wouldn't be any sinners.
If you think I'm finished I'm not. At the start of the game a guy came out in catcher's gear to catch the first pitch. The management 'supposedly' drew a name from the crowd for a fan to go to the mound and do the honors. The 'fan' was a rather comely looking woman and after she tossed the ball the catcher took off his mask, he got down on one knee and proposed. Of course, she said yes and the crowd shouted with glee. For the rest of the evening the woman paraded around the grandstand. That made me happy. I'd say her biggest asset(s) were what one would call Mae Wests.
Think I'm done yet? Nope. Management brought in a special guest to sign autographed pictures. It was none other than Ken Osmond, aka, Eddie Haskell. The line to offer a $3 donation to Eddie for a shot of his mug wrapped around the third base line for five innings. He suckered me for $9. Hey! It's not every day a guy can chat(I did) with a guy who knew Wally, Beaver, Ward and June.
So, that's it. Great fun in Middle America. it doesn't get any better than that.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not Today Or Yesterday

Not a whole lot to report on the Sigmu Nu outing. A couple of fellas canceled because their doctors thought their hearts might give out. What a bunch of sissies. Forty-five years ago that wouldn't have stopped them. It doesn't matter anyway. We all melted and had to be put in a freezer storage overnight to regain our form.
In case you hadn't heard the heat index in Newton, Iowa was 126 degrees yesterday. I don't know what that means except it was probably hot. One more day of being pummeled by the weather then it's off to Wisconsin unless my SUV rebels against me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anthony Weiner's New Job


What's Up With Wifi

There's a Hyatt Hotel in Lisle, Illinois that is a tad bit expensive. Naturally this is where our Sigma Nu fraternity is staying for our annual golf outing. I have the computer with me in the event a brilliant idea hits but so far nothing of importance.
I can use wifi in airport hotels. Every Red Roof and Super 8 has wifi. The difference between these places of rest and the Hyatt is they're free. The Hyatt demands a fee for 24 hour usage. That torques me off more than a little.
Oh, if you like fat free Western Dressing let me know. Osco/Jewel is about the only place it's available to my knowledge. I'm going to pick up a case today. It's so good I pour it over corn flakes.
Over and out. MJH

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Yesterday began the first day of my week long adventure into Illinois and Wisconsin. Interstate driving was it's normal summer drive; road construction. Ah, another pet peeve. In Indiana, thirty miles east of Indianapolis on I-70 there's a road sign reading, "road construction 3 miles--merge right". The 'important people' think this means they can drive in the left lane directly to the closure then keep traffic bogged down for a half hour. I've seen trucks do the trick of getting in the left lane to hold these 'important people' at bay so I tried it. It failed. Drivers went around me on the left driving on the grass off the interstate.
Since my route took me through Indy I stopped off at Dad's Hat's. They sell big Apple Newsboy caps. They're the big floppy ones like the young kids wore in the early 1900's. I'm a sucker for them so I bought two. It's the same as for argyle socks. I can't pass up a rack with different colored ones.
The drive from Indy to Chicago was uneventful. Normally, when getting on I-80 on the south side of the city road construction drives people to suicide. Not this time.
I knew the worst awaited me; driving through downtown Chicago. Kudos to people who have to drive that part of town each day. It's no wonder Chicago leads the world in murders. Another surprise! Gas was going for $4.13 when I reached my Evanston destination. Thanks for slightly small favor in Ohio at $3.48.
Today begins the 1967 fraternity reunion on the golf course. As with the great part of the midwest the heat will be intolerable. A sign that we're not getting younger. One of our comradea had to drop out. His doctor said the heat wouldn't be good for his heart. I called him and told him to man up and tell his doc to shove it. "Back at ya"', he said. I deserved it.
And so it begins. We've set up golf games already. One of them is who will be able to survive 18 holes without passing out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dullsville, Ohio

Things were slow today. I'm wrong. Things in Dullsville, aka, Dublin, Ohio were s-l-o-w today. Lizzie and I discovered and city walkway through a ravine. We don't get out much. It's a half block from the library and it quite beautiful. There's a trail that meanders along a creek and after walking a block through the forest we were fifty feet higher than when we began.
I did some packing this afternoon. My golfing buddies are always telling me I going someplace for a golf outing. And I am. Tomorrow I leave for a suburb of Chicago to hook up with fifteen fraternity bro's for four days of frivolity. Last year the group totaled eight so we must have done something right. After that it's off to central Wisconsin to visit my long time buddy. I've written about him before: Wisconsin high school hall of fame, great guy, humble, fun and a golf nut.
Oh, btw, Tonight is the final episode of "Friday Night Lights" so if you've never seen it you missed out on a wonderful series. Regardless, you still have the opportunity to see the final. The show was well extremely written and based on the high school football movie of the same name. Luckily, Billy Bob Thornton was not the TV coach.
See ya' someday but not for a couple--------------------maybe.

Bamster: "80% Of Americans Want Higher Taxes"

Okay morons, which eight in ten of you clowns wants higher taxes? Aside from Bill Gates and Warren Buffet I haven't heard to many make the claim. Are these these the same yahoo's who want spending to keep rising out of the roof? The Hill has the story.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvard Prof: "Parents Of Obese Children Should Lose custody

The Harvard prof is a fool. Even a blind man can see this is the Michelin Man's kid.

July 14, 2009

“My administration has a job to do as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet — that’s my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well this is Obama’s economy’ — that’s fine — Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So . . . so I welcome the job. I want the responsibility.” — President Obama, July 14, 2009

Kudos To Michael Ramirez

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thank You-Thank You-Thank You

We just tripped over 25,000 page views and 22,000 in the last ten months. I hope you've enjoyed the column as much as I have in writing(stealing) it.

Congress: What A Wonderful Job

Hi Gang: Want to see how the net worth of your elected senator/rep has grown since 2004? If you click here you can find out. Gag me with a spoon!

My Unknown Readers

I've thought about something off and on for sometime but only in passing. Last night I was looking at the 14 icons on my home page and started wondering, "who are these people"? Eight of them I know through personal friendship, as an acquaintance or because they've made a comment on my site in the past. Know what? It's sort of ballsy to put your name or picture on another persons blog. There's an immediate association. Let's say OJ Simpson had a blog and you put your picture and bio on it then listed it as a favorite. My initial reaction is, stay away from this guy especially if he's carrying a knife.
For a long time I've had folks list me as a favorite and I've never commented on them. There are six I don't know anything about except what I read on their bio which is minimal. Too bad. People are interesting and always experts at something. I had a high school student; a trashy one at that, back in the early 70's. He was what would be called a 'hood'. The last thing he wanted to do was sit in an American History class. When I went to the chalkboard I walked backwards. When I had to write I put a mirror on the board. I'm no fool. I didn't want to take the chance of dying young. One day I challenged him by saying he was a big part of history. After the guffaws had ceased I spoke. This kid could take a car apart and put it back together again in four hours. I suspect he'd boosted his fair share. Anyway, I convinced him to tell the class what he knew about cars. He got up in front of the class and gave a speech second to none-----off the cuff. He became interested in what was going on; enhanced his stature by looking up guys like Ransom E. Olds, Henry Ford, etc. Pretty neat, huh? There was another student who took the bait and guns were his hobby . He'd never heard of Colt before then. This was in the days before teachers got in trouble and students kicked out of school for being "creative". He brought his firearms to school; disassembled them then put them back together again. He thought the Al Capone years were fantastic.
So, the point of this is I'd like to know more about those listed I've never met. I don't know the real Peter Wirth. He's a Boone, Iowa native according to his bio. I knew some Wirth's when I was a kid. They went to Sacred Heart Church. I don't know anything about Judi Peterson except her icon is on my page. Maybe she's using her married name and was a high school classmate. I hope I never hurt her feelings. If I did I apologize. All I know about Jack is his logo, a football helmet. I played football in high school so that gives us something in common. Blondi intrigues me. She actually wrote down some personal bio info. It had things on it like her favorite sites: "Locked and Loaded", "Life In Northern Maine", "Conservative Tigress"------------Interesting!. I don't know anything about Bronc or Marine Doc, either, but they were nice enough to expose themselves to my site.
All of these kind readers are experts on something. I forgot Catherine. She left a comment as did Creative Music. One gave a compliment and the other a comment which was greatly appreciated. Paranoid and neurotic wouldn't like these but not me? All of these folks are conversationalists and citizens. I surely wish I could break bread with them but since I can't, thank you for reading.

They Call It 'Gospel Road'

You know the drill on this one. Between 4 PM and bed I've got nuthin' to do so my wife signed me up to drive kids 'somewhere' for a program called Gospel Road. I'm still not an expert on what happens but the premise is this. Two hundred-fifty, mostly about to be high school sophomore and junior boys and girls, come together for one week in the summer. It's a lot more than praying.These kids give up a week to help those in need. It's my understanding they go out into the poorer sections of town, repairing and painting homes, and they do it willingly and gladly. They utter the phrase so often heard when asked about how their day was in 90 degree heat, "It was awesome".
Yesterday, I drove four young women and a lad to the Columbus Zoo water park. It was their reward after a long day of working in the blazing July heat. I miss being around young kids. I should consider getting back into education as a sub. Youngsters of the mid-teen variety make me feel so young, again. When I taught, the most enjoyable ones were from mid-semester sophomores to mid-semester juniors. Their mental and physical maturity levels were taking off. They were able to be a little 'vanilla' in their thoughts and actions. They were young enough to be giddy but old enough to undestand that having the car keys in hand was a serious responsibility. Four girls and a guy. You would not confuse these young girls for the 'Housewives of New York'; no self-centeredness here. The young man, Michael, he's going to be successful professionally someday. How many of our youth ask for the cell number of an adult in the event there is miscommunition? Michael had a leg up, though. He's attending the same Catholic High School my son did. You gotta understand, though, I'm writing about the kids who come from homes where expectations for kids are high, where the first words out of their mouths aren't "shut the F up". I'm writing about kids who aren't afraid to say "thank you'". I'm writing about homes where the kids tell their parents, "I love you" for no reason in particular.
MJ took them to the Dairy Queen and treated. They deserved it. I was in awe of them. They must have said 'thank you' six times. In my world one would suffice.
I picked up my group at around 8 pm and drove them back to Watterson High School. They don't know this until now but I'll miss them. I'll miss their enthusiasm, their generosity, politeness, innocence and all the rest that goes with growing up.
Thank God, after all the negatives I've written lately it makes me feel good to write about the best part of this country; the future.
For the most part, America is in good hands.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

St. Louis: A Racist City

St. Louis proved itself to be a racist community this day. The beating of wheel chair bound black man, Kenneth Gladney, by two members of SEIU brought a verdict of not guilty. The beating was on video tape. Gladney, a TEA Party supporter was selling TEA buttons when accosted by the two thugs.

Remembering Dean Martin


Words Fail Me

Obama Threatens To Hold Social Security Checks

Obama threatened a Symbionese Liberation Army ploy today by intimiating he would hold Social Security checks for ME if Republicans don't budge on the budget and taxes. What a dork! This ain't a Patty Hearst deal. Social Security payments have nothing to do with budget talks. Hey! I thought there was a 'lock box' on those monies. That was Al Gore's tale years ago. Go ahead, Mr. Numbnuts and try scaring grandpa and grandma. They'll ride in on their wheelchairs and beat the livin' schmuzzola** out of you.

**Don't go to the dictionary on that word. I made it up(I think.

One More Reason To Detest The IRS

Christian Lopez is a 23 year old verizon employee who has accumulated $100,000 in student loan debt. Lopez is also the guy who caught Derek Jeter's home run that gave his 3,000th hit. Most people in this country are blood suckers who would have taken the ball and sold it at auction. Experts guess it would have gone for $250 Large.
Personally, I think I would have been one of those blood suckers. But not Lopez. He returned the ball to Jeter and only wanted his picture taken with the future Hall of Famer. Since this ball is headed for Cooperstown the Yankees wanted to show Lopez their gratitude. They gave him four box seats in the luxury section for the rest of the year. He will also get play-off seats. the Yanks threw in bats, balls, all kinds of Bronx Bomber memorabilia. It's almost like the kid won the lottery. Yipper! The IRS decided to step in, calculated the cost of the 'gift's and nailed Lopez with a $14,000 tax bill. Can't you imagine some guy at the IRS sitting around his office thinking, "how can I be a huge Holstein cow paddy today"? Lopez had the right attitude saying the government is only doing their job but, inside, deep inside, don't you think he has other thoughts?

Stimulus Money For Omaha Schools: $130K For 8,000 Social Diversity Books

Wowie! The headlines of this post are incredulous. That's a lot of stimulus money. The big question is, what jobs are created by studying social justice? I was always amazed at some of the educational programs are esteemed administrators and school boards came up with when I was a little ol' teacher. I taught a class in social studies in the early 80's titled, 'Minorities in America'. Basically, it was a book about how minorities got screwed by the government and the American people. The longest chapters dealt with Blacks and Hispanics. The shortest; Jews and Orientals. There's a story here; might be that the latter two groups overcame social and economic discrimination and achieved.
Even though I was in my late thirties at the time I wasn't completely stupid in the classroom. I never, ever used the prescribed text book. Know why? I wanted the kids to know American History as it was and not the way some egghead college prof thought it should be.
If you think I'm wrong check out a history book brought home by your kid, neighbor or grand child. Today's diversity and social justice programs will tell you something along the lines of America being the evil empire by dropping the A-bomb on Hiroshima.
Getting back to Omaha. There isn't a lot to add to the story except it'd be interesting to know how much of our tax stimulus money went to other nonsense programs OR to line the pockets of the gifted and talented people, AKA government workers.

It's About Your Money

My car radio is 99% of the time dialed in on 610 AM, WTVN in Columbus. It's the talk radio station. The morning guy is Bob Conners and he's called the 'Monarch of the Morning'. I know he's been at the station since we moved into the area in 1989 so he must be fairly popular. Anyway, he has a daily segment called, "It's your money". He'll give examples of what things cost, how they've risen, etc. What he's telling you is, if you want to spend it go ahead any way you desire because---you get the picture.
Four years ago while working in Ontario I came across a shoe store selling Converse All-Star low cut basketball shoes. Converse was the ONLY basketball shoe our coaches let us wear in high school growing up in Iowa. They were high tops and white. We bought them at Fisher's Shoe Store in Boone. Bud and Bob Fisher personally fit us to make sure we were blister free when using. The cost of the 1964 beauties was around ten bucks.
Getting back to Ontario: I found a shoe store near the Toronto airport selling, and get this, Converse low cuts in a variety of colors for TEN Dollars each. I had found the pot at the end of the rainbow so I bought a red, blue, black and brown pair. At today's prices and popularity these would have set me back 160 clams. I was smart because I would not only look cool and pay less I would be able to say, "Hey, it's my money" and feel smart when saying it.
Bob Conners made two interesting observations this morning. One was on travel. "You can take the bus. It's cheap but slow. You can take AMTRAK. It's expensive and slow. You can fly. It's expensive and fast. It's your money".
I think he saved the best for last, though, and it dealt with the price of jeans. "If you're afraid to wipe pizza sauce on your jeans they ain't jeans". Short, sweet and to the point. I like that.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do We Need To Know This Info

Criminy sakes alive! Is it necessary the Washington Post tell us what Michelle Obama had for lunch today. According to them the 'Queen of Nutrition' inhaled a Shackburger, chocolate shake, fries and, get this, a diet coke. I always get a kick out of people at fast food restaurants: "I'll take six combo burgers with double cheese, large onion rings, double fry with grease ladeled on them, a multi-shake topped with a banana split and, oh yes, a small diet cola". Anyway, Michelle sucked down 1,700 calories**----for lunch.
But, hey, it's the Washington Post that's doing the reporting. They like the President. Mrs. Obama? The juries still out on her.
Now don't think I'm making fun of or harassing the First Lady. It wasn't me that put this in the newspaper.(But it was me who added in the Twinkies picture).
**News stories originally indicated Mrs. O had consumed 1,556 c's but this was in error and has since been updated.

Obama's Top Ten Gaffes

You won't read Obama's top ten gaffes anywhere but here and Human Events. They were nice enough to list their version. A couple are downright ignorant in scope. The others: they're Obama being Obama.

Out Looking For A Job?

I Think Obama Called The American People Stupid

At a White House press conference the President said that "professional politicians"
understand the "debt crisis" better than the public.
This is what I understand. Prices are too high. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae brought on this ridiculous crisis and I'm tired of some community organizer trying to tell me more than I know. If he's such a hot shot take a stroll down the streets of his district in Chicago. It's a war zone. What the hell did he do to make the lives of those people better before dimwits elected him to office?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"My Butt Hurts"

hat tip:

It's Official: Holder Lied About Fast And Furious

It's now official. Eric Holder, Attorney General lied about his knowledge of illegal weapons shipped to Mexican thugs. President Obama approved the operation. Read it here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Joe Fenton Pencil Drawings: Darn Cool

My son is an excellent artist and he is awe of not only Joe Fenton but all who do work of this genre. If you click on the highlighted word you'll see more of fenton's work.

If You Pay Federal Taxes Call Yourself "Stupid".

“But right now, the fact (is) that according to the Committee on Joint Taxation, 51 percent — that is, a majority of American households — paid no income tax in 2009. Zero. Zip. Nada. . . . Actually, to show how out of whack things have gotten, 30 percent of American households actually made money from the tax system by way of refundable tax credits — the Earned Income Tax Credit, among others. So 51 percent of American households paid no income tax in 2009, but 30 percent actually made money under the current system.”

Weasel Zippers

Liberals, Democrats More Likely to Disbelieve Bible, Says Gallup Poll

And this surprises you because............................?

A Titillating Tale

Lizzie and I lived in the nice community of Westerville, Ohio for close to twenty years. It's a northeast suburb of Columbus, Ohio. It was a community that had, for it's 50,000 population size, the #1 library in the country. That says a lot about a town. Local news captures my attention if I happened to live in certain locale. For instance, like we all do, I perk up when I see or hear about an event or person from that place I had an association.
Last June Stephanie Robinette, a Westerville resident, special ed teacher, new mother and wife of a guy who can now do whatever he wishes forever, were attending a wedding reception. Mrs. Robinette, inebriated, was involved a fight with the "boss of the house from here on in". It got so bad she locked herself in her car. Sheriffs deputies were called, they opened the car door then Stephie pulled out a newly lactating breast and sprayed their car and them. Never in my career as a semi-normal human being have I heard of such a thing. Well, the female boob was arrested for a variety of things. She initially plead innocent but yesterday changed her mind. Her lawyer stated she was embarrassed. That's a surprise! Oh, she lost her teaching job, too. What are the chances they never are invited to another wedding? What are the possibilities the bride and groom at the aforementioned wedding and reception hope they never see the 'lady' again?
Men, being men, are somewhat fascinated with that female body part that comes in pairs. Did you know there are over 125 slang terms for breasts? Go ahead and check 'em out. I know I would. As a matter of fact I'm willing to wager my monthly social security check that when word of my link gets out this one post will have more hits than anything on the DrudgeReport.
Now, if you'll excuse me I feel like lunch. Hooters, anyone?

Friday, July 8, 2011

This Time Obama Means It." It's Time For Me To Roll Up My Sleeves"

From Real Clear Politics:

"The American people sent us here to do the right thing, not for party but for country. So, we're going to work together to get things done on their behalf. That's the least that they should expect of us. Not the most that they should expect of us. I am ready to roll up my sleeves over the next several weeks and next several months. I know that people in both parties are ready to do that as well, and we will keep you updated on the progress that we're making on these debt limit talks over the next several days", President Obama said today.

My Kind Of Job

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Fast and Furious: the Gunrunners

By Ann Barnhart:

Two big developments have emerged in Gunwalker. First, as I “tweeted” on June 24th, ATF Director Kenneth Melson has indeed spilled his guts and testified on July 4th before Congressional investigators. Gunwalker goes all the way to Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and that walking manifestation of Incubus and Succubus, Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett. Further, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea over at Sipsey Street Irregulars have broken news this morning that Holder/Clinton/Obama-Jarrett also were walking guns out of Florida into Honduras. (these people are writing that stimulus money funded the gun buying) Here’s the money quote:

“There are emails in existence where (Special Agent in Charge Virginia) O’Brien has advised those involved that Tampa does not have to report their walked guns because Tampa FD is not a part of Southwest Border or Project Gunrunner.”

This is what's called a scandal. The high school sophomores got in way over their heads. What appears to be an attempt to enact strict gun control in the US seems to have corraled the gang that couldn't shoot straight. MJH

Want To Hear A Bill Clinton Story

The United States Supreme Court has just ruled that 38 year old Humberto Leal has been denied a stay of execution in Texas. He will be terminated tonight for the brutal rape and murder of a 16 year old in 1994. After completing his torturous act Leal took a forty pound piece of asphalt and bashed in her skull. Since his conviction he has tried every trick in the book to stay breathing, according to Texas prosecutors. Two days ago Obama and Hillary asked all their friends and neighbors, the Supreme Court and Rick Perry, Texas governor, to have some heart and stop the nonsense---by nonsense they mean inserting the needle. There is a news report this evening that Obama became involved due to the exhortations of thosed beloved Americans, terrorist Bernardine Dohrn and communist Van Jones. This would be Dohrn as in Bill Ayers wife.
According to our government Leal was denied counsel from Mexico. Big whoop! Hillary says this will have international ramifications should an American be arrested on foreign soil. So, is she saying: "If an American bashes in the head of a 16 year old Iranian girl in Tehran, commits rape and murder, that person should receive some special TLC?These are only hollow words because it's all political and justice is in the eye of the beholder.
Do remember Billy Boy Clinton and the spectacle he made with a guy named Ricky Ray Rector? Rector was a black man from Conway, Arkansas who got himself in a bit of a jam in 1981. He wanted to go into a night club with some pals but one of his buddies didn't have the three dollar cover. As punks are wont to do he got irritated, pulled out a gun and wounded a fella then he shot another man and killed him. The police knew who he was even though he had never been voted citizen of the year in Conway. A police officer knew the family and went to talk to his mom, sister and Ricky Ray. The officer turned his back for a second and Ricky put two slugs in his brain. Long story short: Rector was taken down with a slug to his frontal lobe nearly taking it off. At his trial the judge ruled him competent to stand trial even though he was a blathering idiot. Remember we're talking Arkansas, KKK, J. William Fulbright and all that segregationist jazz.
Rector was sentenced to be put to death. Now, the date for this was in 1992 and Bill Clinton was running for president. Being the self-serving bastard(oops! self-serving man) that he is Clinton wanted the electorate to know he was tough on crime; really tough on crime. So, during the campaign he hurried back to Arkansas to preside over the impending execution of Rector.
After Ricky had consumed his last meal he left a piece of pecan pie on his tray. One of the guards asked him if he was going to eat it. "No", said Rector, "I'll eat it when I come back". Unless, Rector meant back from the dead I'd say he was oblivious as to what was going to happen. It took the medical people fifty minutes to find a vein. Moans of agony emanated from the death room. But they they poked and prodded until they got the job done.
"Good-bye, Ricky".
Do you remember what I wrote about justice being in the eye of the beholder. Well, it's worse than that. Justice is that which offers boundless opportunities for personal gain regardless of whom is hurt in the process. Evidence tells me politicians are the number one recipients.

The Legacy Continues

I enjoy good music. You know the kind don't ya. Dick Clark asked the kids why they like a certain song and they said, "because we liked the beat and it was easy to dance to".
If you're on my side of the aisle you'll enjoy the YouTube about Obama's legacy. Golly gee Ned, what a disaster he is. If you don't care for the content I'm sure you'll be humming the words, "How ya' like me now"?

Big Plans Today

MJ has big plans today and sad to say, none of them involve you. I don't really have big plans, just little ones. I wanted to sucker you into reading. My mom had her 92nd birthday yesterday. If you knew Ma you'd call that achievement a miracle. She was an OB nurse in our hometown for over 45 years. Her claim to fame, and who can deny her this, is she helped deliver over 5,000 babies. For a town of 12,000 that's a bunch.
Mom probably doesn't' smoke anymore. Memory does serve me well in this case and I can remember just five years ago arriving for a visit and she's sitting next to a bonfire----smoking a cigarette------with a two gallon can of open gasoline at her feet. I didn't hose her down but I should have. My sister always got on her about smoking but what the heck! I'd tell her, "she's going to die soon anyway so let her enjoy herself". Another MJ prediction up in smoke. Mom must have gotten the message so she started hiding the sticks. I'd water the garden and a Winston would fall out the end of the hose. I'd look for something in the garage and I'd find one in a flower pot. There were more individual cigs hidden in the garage than you could find in a carton. Mom was loyal to her smokes. She never wavered from Winston, all those seventy plus years. Finally, I'm beginning to understand. Methuselah has nothing on my mom. She'll outlive us all. Dementia has taken over in many aspects of her life but she's still feisty and that's a good thing.
Remember my diet? It didn't work. Guess I wasn't dedicated and determined. It's all vanity, of course. I didn't want to look like a circus side show act when I attended my fraternity get together in Chicago next week. My failed response to the ever expanding waistline, "Aw, who cares". Once again I'm a candidate for Kramer's mansierre.
I took in six pair of slacks, brand new, to be shortened. I've been a size 31" length since 1962. Why is it I have a tough time with this when buying clothes. What possessed my to buy size 32? Are all men this way? So, I bought these very nice slacks in Florida and saved around ten dollars per pant. Each alteration came to $8. Not including gas and time spent traveling back and forth to the alterations lady, well, you figure it out. I thought so. It's a wash.
I did a very stupid thing a month ago. For me it's not stupid it's my 'modus operandi'. I do dumb and irresponsible things all the time. Look under 'irresponsible' in the dictionary and you see a definition of me. While golfing I set my distance gizmo on the ground on the ninth fairway after determining how far I was from the pin on the green. It's not many folks who would get in the cart and leave a three week old, $350 piece of technology on the ground but I did. And when I returned to retrieve it a half hour later it was gone. A futile search took place and it's now in some sort of 'distance gizmo orphanage'. Either that, or someone put it on Ebay and took the cash.
At any rate, I promised myself I had had my chance and would never buy another one; didn't deserve it. Yesterday I ordered one except this time it only cost $200
as opposed to the price of the lost one. Now, for some magical Democrat thinking. I saved myself $150 so I deserved it. The big difference though is the taxpayer didn't pony up. That, ladies and gentlemen, is some kind of magical thinking.
I'm seriously contemplating getting my haircut today. I like to get it cut every two months. No, wait a minute! I HAVE to get it cut every two months. I'm sixty-five. My hair grows faster than your grass does after twelve straight days of rain. You could hide a small dachshund on top of my head. It's that thick. Sometimes, I envy bald guys. I wake up every day with 'bed head'. I bought myself thinning shears to avoid trips to the barber. And why, you might ask, am I putting off this haircut decision? Well, we go to the Minnesota lake cabin August 1. My barber in Hackensack, Minnesota charges $7.50 for a fabulous cut. I tip him more than what he charges. He thinks I'm special. I don't want to look like a homeless person when I go to Chicago. I'll personally whack away at my head and if it doesn't work out then it's off to one of those "professional barbers" In Dublin, Ohio. You know who I mean. The one's who charge $20.
I'll give you a handle on what my daily life is like. Think Ozzie in the TV Series, "Ozzie and Harriet": breakfast, visit Thorny, downtown to buy a light bulb, lunch, golf, sit outside and read, go to the malt shop, dinner, say 'good night' to the boys. Throw in the computer and I could have my own television show.
It's Thursday already. Ever hear the saying about how life is short? It's like a roll of toilet paper. The closer one gets to the end the faster it goes. Life is shooting by and I've many rolls to go through yet. The End.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Coal Is What?

From Ace of Spades:
Attempting to explain why global warming is in fact failing to warm despite increasing CO2 levels, the cultists have a new idea: Maybe all that sulfur pumped into the atmosphere by Chinese coal-burning power-plants is actually deflecting sunlight away and thereby cooling the earth.

Like alcohol, then, fossil fuels are the the cause of, as well as the solution to, all of life's problems.

The Real Facebook


Rush Speaks To Media On Casey Anthony

"You know, what I don't understand about it is they're [the media] all card-carrying liberals. When does the death of a child bother them? I've never seen them get so upset over the death of a child," Rush Limbaugh said about the Casey Anthony verdict in his monologue on Wednesday.

"If the child had died, what, two years earlier in the womb this woman would be a star. She'd be a hero. And folks, I don't think that is a cliche to say. And I don't think it is as cheap attempt at humor. I think that while it may be uncomfortable to hear -- one of the reasons it is uncomfortable to hear is that there is an element of truth in it," Limbaugh added.

Rush told the media if they want to feel better, they should imagine that Casey Anthony had an abortion instead:

"You people in the media, if you really, really think she is guilty and you want to feel better about this just tell yourselves that she waited a couple of years to get an abortion and then you'll feel better."

Finally, A Baseball Hero For Kids

I'm lukewarm about this subject, baseball and records, but I do believe it deserves some comment. If you haven't heard of the New York Yankees go to the back of the class. Think Babe Ruth, Lou Gherig, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Don Mattingly. Think all the great baseball players who have played for the Yanks over the years, the best teams money can buy and none of them, no one, has garnered 3,000 hits. That number of base hits is a milestone that paves the way to Cooperstown. Well, it's about to have another member and his name is Derek Jeter. I'm happy for him and not because he's a Yankee. Jeter began his career in 1995. He's a product of Kalamazoo, Michigan and he was brought up the right way; with parent's who loved him and expected him to do his best.
Jeter has kept his nose clean. There aren't any stories about his carousing around with buxom women; stuffing coke up his nose and embarrassing himself and his organization.
Good for Jeter and good for baseball. We need more like him.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Why It's Good To Kick A Dead Horse

Did you catch the news item about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright where he tells a group of Georgia youths that all whites are liars? Yes, he's the guy who Obama couldn't disown, who married he and Michelle and baptized his children. Not once, said Obama, did he ever hear Wright use denigrating and vile rhetoric. i.e. G-d Damn America! Pooh on you, Barry. Watch this video to be reminded how the left was duped and our views on the right were proven to be true.

An Advertisers Delight

What a great opportunity for someone. It would be America at it's best. The slogan: "Now you can drink the water Casey Anthony drinks". What a country.

This Is A Big Deal

From Michael Angley @ Big Peace:

"I’m beside myself over this story from Fox News about the Veterans National Cemetery in Houston, TX. Reportedly the cemetery director, Arleen Ocasio, has: (1) Ordered an American Legion post to remove prayers from its burial rituals. (2) Told the National Memorial Ladies they may no longer include “God bless” in their condolence cards or use religious messages when talking with veterans’ families. (3) Shut down the cemetery chapel and turned it into a meeting room".

MJ Can Save Obama

In perusing the 101 reasons Obama cannot be elected in '12 one stuck in my mind and I can save the guy from Carter humiliation. The reason stated that Obama's lack of business experience finally caught up with him. The community organizing deal doesnt work anymore. If he wants to get back his base, and this is so liberal, he should sign up for Econ 101 at say, Cook County Community College in Chicago. He would be going to the educational system he touts. The students are non-elites so he would show his 'softer side'. But, most importantly, by doing the entry level class he would be showing not only the US but the world that he cares! "Yes he can" would now become "Yes he cares". And to a liberal what is more important than caring and feeling your pain.
My Coe College classmates would never believe this Phy. Ed. Major could come up with such an idea.

Reasons Why Obama Won't Be Re-Elected; Updated

I received a nice note from a reader wanting me to update my list of April '11 as to why Obama won't be re-elected. There were fifty listed. Mind you it's all speculation but the list grows faster than my waistline between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
According to 'Political Economy' there are 101 reasons why the Communist-in Chief will be out the door come '13. Using Charles Krauthammer's mind I'd think 1,001 reasons would be in the realm. The list is here.
Thank you, Catherine. Golf took a back seat to your request.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Pakistan On Your Normal Sunday If You Are.....

Probably not a good idea to be a homosexual if you live in Islamic nations like Pakistan, or Iran, or Somalia, or Yemen and certainly not Saudi Arabia.

weasel zippers

50 Simple Ways To Cut Our budget

Business Insider has a unique approach for cutting the budget: get rid of silliness programs for starters. Do we really need a study spending $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes in DC to drink more responsibly on the job? I know whenever I go to Washington I prefer my hookers be bombed. Silly me. I was being facetious. If you want take the time to run through the programs. As TV's Hazel would say, "There's some doozies, Mr. B".

RAGBRAI: Be There Or Be Square

Have you ever heard of RAGBRAI? I may have mentioned it in a blog past but, if not, I'd like to throw out some more information. The letters are an acronym for the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. It's just that, a bike ride across Iowa beginning on the western side of the state and ending on the eastern portion.
Every year a different route is set up. It's tradition that those planning on doing the whole route, on average 472 miles, dip their back wheels in the Missouri River and their front wheels in the Mississippi upon completion.
The ride was initiated by two columnists from the Des Moines Register in 1972. The highlight that year was a fella named Clarence Pickard. He was 83 years old and rode the state on a ladies bike and sporting a pith helmet and long sleeved shirt. A legend was born. Any Iowa reader can correct my history of the event since I've never done it before. My thought is around 10,000 bikers participate but I might be off on this. I know it's a lot.
If you think Iowa is flat you don't know its geography. There are rolling hills, river valleys and, in summer, more oppressive heat and humidity than imaginable. In Iowa in July try taking a deep breath. Imagine clamping your nostrils shut with a clothespin. Nothing happens. Panic sets in and you search for an air conditioner and put your face next to the box hoping for arctic air. If you want to lose weight in a hurry walk to your mailbox in the front yard. In the old days we used a folded up newspaper for a fan----and thought we had it made. Iowa in July is like living in Arizona except it's not a dry heat. Iowa has the same temperature as Phoenix but the humidity is 100%. Women don't buy designer clothes. The sweat has to be washed out five times a day.
Over the years riders, most who camp out, have been subjected to massive thunderstorms, lightening and an occasional tornado. And yet, they persevere. The route is planned out months ahead so communities can accommodate the onslaught of visitors. Economically, it adds to the coffers and it's a reason to party, Iowa style; beer, corn dogs, brats, baked beans(no soybeans)and more beer.
This year Lance Armstrong is doing the ride. The reason I promote the event for 2011 is because one of the stops will be in my hometown of Boone, Iowa. So, if you happen to live in another state(I can tell since a map of my site lets me know I have readers in the lower 48 plus Alaska) cinch up your boot straps, pardners aznd pardnerettes, and make your way to the hub of Central Iowa(excluding Des Moines, Ames, etc.)
Keep your eyes posted for the magical sign as you enter town on Highway 30 south of town: "Boone---Home of MJ Hawkeye".
The ride takes place from July 24 to July 30. You won't be able to ride this year but one can watch the bikers as they slog along county roads; sort of like attending a NASCAR race.
Try and get to Boone.It's an interesting community with generous and friendly citizens. As I used to tell my high school students: "See ya' around if ya' don't turn square".

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What A Gyp--He's Gone

Did you readers notice I had a new follower recently; name was Richard. His addition to the club put me up to 15 followers. Richard even made three or four comments to what had been posted by me. I was under the impression we had a beautiful relationship going. Then I had to go and ruin it. Yes, I got political. I wrote something that was anti-Obama in nature. It was probably the picture with the headline telling us the Communist Party USA had already endorsed the Big Guy in the upcoming election.
Dang it! Why can't I keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself. Guys like Richard don't come along that often. And another thing, he wrote that his mother was a native of Keokuk, Iowa. I've never been there but I heard it was a nice place to visit.
Richard, think of the movie, Shane. "Come back. I need you". As long as I'm on the subject, where the heck are Sean S. and Radu? They were really something.

Friday Afternoon News Dump: Obama Releases Quarterly Report On Stimulus Bill, Shows Each Job Cost Taxpayers $278,000…

Silly Me. And I thought it was only $100,000 per person.

The Escalation Of Gang Violence

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Celebrating Diversity

Ol' MJH came across a recent video of Jeremiah Wright at a youth conference stating the obvious: "All Whites Are Liars". If he means, "Have I ever told a lie"? then he's right. It wouldn't be unlikely this would apply to everyone, even Sean Penn or Harry Belafonte.
The Rev. Wright is another one of those whose gift keeps on giving.
When it comes to the prez I have to believe what he said when he told us he never heard Wright use incendiary language from the pulpit. I mean, surely he wouldn't lie.

What Barry Did

There's a very good article in today's American Thinker; how Obama has sabotaged any hope of peace in the Middle East. Why, and according to the article, it's so bad even Jimmy Carter hasn't commented on the process he helped put together between Egypt and Israel. You can read it here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Sizzler

It's hot in southern California, almost 112 degrees. Why, that's almost as much as it was in Arizona while I was visiting two weeks ago. And, since it's July that surely proves global warming. In Dublin yesterday it was 92 while today the thermometer has dropped to a frigging 75. The mind boggles at the ramifications of the fluxuation.

Questions I ask Myself

A quick trip to Walgreens' was made this morning. My daughter had sent me a picture of our grandson, aged two. I thought I noticed a very close resemblance to yours truly and I was correct. I ran off a print and sent it back. Have you ever tried to make a photo copy of a picture at Walgreens' or, for that matter, any other store? I can't do it for a couple of reasons. I'm a nitwit at mechanical things and, why do it myself when an employee will do it for me and I can avoid the frustration. There are some folks who read directions and others who don't. I don't. Then when things aren't put together the way they should be I can say, "it's not my fault. The company must have left out the necessary screws or whatever".
On the way to the Walgreen's I passed a Wendy's. There was rain coming down but not Noah's Ark rain. There were twenty-one cars waiting in the drive-thru. Twenty-one! I don't know how many parking spaces were available but only five vehicles where using them. People must have a lot of time on their hands to wait that long. People must not care about wasting gas in order to buy some fries, a piece of four ounce meat and a diet coke. I don't know about you but waiting in line for twenty-one cars seems sort of senseless. But, that's just me.

The Fourth Of July With The G'Kiddies

How time flies. It's easy to recall the many Fourth of July's from days gone by. From my twenties to ten years ago they usually centered around being with friends, playing volleyball, drinking beer, eating more than you want, drinking more beer then feeling like a stuffed elk on the spit. What a horrible feeling. I might have the perfect description for this------blurpy!
Last evening we were among the annual twenty or so at Lizzie's friend's home. Her name is Donna and she's a southern gal; Columbia, South Carolina. They've lived in Dublin for forty years but she's never lost the accent. She makes great desserts, too. I had worn myself out sitting in a chair so around 9 pm I started dropping hints that it was time to 'hit the hay'.
We have Oscar(6) and Genevieve(4 -one day) for the week-end. Vieve is already going full throttle. The Big O is laid back. Lizzie and I will split duties for the next two days. I get to have "laid back". She has "full throttle". I walked into my man cave last evening and 'FT' was taking a swing with my sand wedge. Boy, you should have seen that golf ball take off. Had she nailed the ball in the opposite direction I'd be at Costco looking for a new big screen. Vieve is a one person wrecking crew. Regardless of the task at hand this is what I get from her: "I can do it", or "I can do it by myself". In reality we all know I'll be doing whatever in a few short moments.
Oscar, on the other hand will search through my treasury boxes located in the cupboards under the television. That's where I keep my coin collection, campaign buttons, baseball cards, golf memorabilia, Halloween masks(I have a wonderful collection; the kind that cover the entire head). It's his place to treasure hunt. I didn't not know I had so many small locks. I did not know I 'used' to have so many locks. Why kids think those things are so neat I don't know. He grabbed a handful to take home.
We might go to the Columbus Zoo today. As a regular reader would know, Oscar doesn't care much for looking at animals. Neither do I. I never understood why people took cameras to the zoo to snap pics of animals. It's not really like one elephant looks like Megan Fox and the next one has the appearance of a Jennifer Anniston. Anyway, Oscar wants to go to the souvenir shop. I have an inkling there's a little girl on his T-ball team who is the object of his affection. an she is gift worthy. Her name is Ava.
It appears there's going to be rain today. My outdoor choices for activities are limited. Too bad. It's a lot less expensive being outdoors. Indoor things cost money, like the movies. Since O's already seen, "Cars2" the flick, "Kung Fu Panda" is on the radar. It's an hour and thirty-nine minutes long. Cut me some slack, please. Maybe the projector will crash.
Don't get me wrong. I love the kiddies. they're a hoot. You'll have to check in with me from August 1-August 14. We'll have all sixteen our clan at our our Minnesota cabin. Hooboy! Be there or be square.