Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Sorry about this days meager posts. It all began in Florida and then Alabama. After this it was through Mississippi and up to Memphis, Tennessee then west through Arkansas. How does one say, "tired" in hillbilly country. Oh yeah, I remember: "I'm tarred". Nighty night.

It's Shocking

What a shock! Just this morning the cast for 'Dancing With The Stars' was announced and, this threw me for a loop, it will be the 14th season for the show. I thought it was only last year that it began. There was such a big ta-doo about the poor fella who was a soldier was burned while in combat. I don't know his name but he was married to a super model and then they divorced.
Anyway, hold on to something nailed down because one of the 'stars' is Urkel, the gangly dude who needed sugar on his shoes to coax down his pants.
The rest of the cast is here if you're so inclined.This year’s lineup, in alphabetical order:

1) Gavin DeGraw. Pop star/“One Tree Hill” theme song singer.
2) Donald Driver. Super Bowl champ/Green Bay Packers receiver.
3) Roshon Fegan. Disney Channel star.
4) Melissa Gilbert. “Little House on the Prairie” child star.
5) Katherine Jenkins. Mezzo soprano.
6) Gladys Knight. Former Gladys Knight & the Pips lead singer.
7) William Levy. Star of Univision’s No. 1-rated telenovela, “Triunfo del Amor.”
8) Maria Menounos. Host of celebrity suck-up show “Extra.”
9) Martina Navratilova. Tennis great
10) Sherri Shepherd. “The View” co-host.
11) Jack Wagner. “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” star.
12) Jaleel White. aka Urkel, on aged sitcom “Family Matters.”

It's Almost Biblical

Obama is my shepherd; I shall not work.
He keepth jobs out of the hands of the people,
Which leadeth the country to class warfare and polarization.
He encourageth sloth; he leadeth the government to new heights in deficit spending.
Yea, though I walk in the shadow of Economic collapse,
I shall fear no depression: for Obama is with me.
His handouts and monetary indiscretion supplement my income.
He maintainest spending increases in the presence of insurmountable debt;
He punisheth businesses with excessive regulations;
And giveth the hard-earned fruits of labor to the unproductive.
Surely, handouts and stimulus payments shall follow all the days of his administration;
And I will stay unemployed forever.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sex-Crazed Coeds Demand Free Birth Control

"A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.

Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama’s mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage.

Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it's hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke's research shows".

Hey Guys: these nymphomaniacs aren't my responsibility. My kids are in their late 30's and early 40's. It's someone else's problem now.

Quashing Rumors

I wanted my readers to know that I am not hiring a lawyer for the express purpose of suing any party for mesothelioma. I do not have mesothelioma. It was important for me to clarify this due to the fact that this pitiful ad is on television eight hundred thousand times a day. I will also never buy Geico insurance because of a pig that says, "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" in a series of ads that make as much sense as taking a sledge hammer to a newly purchased Porsche. Nationwide is also on this list because it is not on my side and the guy in the commercial cannot sing which makes his voice sound like roofing nails being scraped over a washboard. Is there anything that comes close to being more obnoxious than the State Farm ads when eighteen year olds demand hot, sexy babes be provided by an insurance agent by saying, "like a good neighbor State Farm is there" and POOF! There she is, ready to give him the rubdown of his life. Have these producers ever considered that maybe some people actually get turned off by the third grade type boobs and booty ads? Lord Almighty, Tinkerbelle in my bedroom would be more believable.
There was a court case settled in the Florida Panhandle two weeks ago. One Toyota dealer sued another Toyota dealer and was awarded five million dollars. The man who won the judgement was an Iranian and his competitor, in television ads, referred to his business as 'The Taliban Toyota' dealership. Now that is one funny commercial.

Half Of 1.5 Million Wisconsin Recall Ballots Fraudulent

True the Vote issued a press release today detailing preliminary results of their recall analysis. While the unions will likely get the approximately 540,000 petitions they needed to force a recall vote against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, hundreds of thousands of submitted petitions had problems.

Is anyone surprised that the Progs would try and cheat in an election? How do you think JFK was elected? It's the same story but the rest of the article from The American Thinker details how deep the fraud runs.

The Aftermath Of A Tragedy

I'll take a backseat on the Chardon, Ohio shooting tragedy of yesterday without getting too much involved. I was in the town of 5,000 one time as the representative of my company. It's possible the customer was a chemical plant. It's also possible I met the mom or dad of one of the victims. Chardon has a nice downtown. It's one of those with a town square. I even purchased a Henry Aaron baseball card there for $60. Something must have impressed me about the community to remember this tidbit of information. Chardon is middle America or it was until yesterday.
It's going to be tedious reading news reports about the aftermath. Every little sentence uttered from anyone in the community will be taken as gospel. Folks from Chardon, Fox News, MSNBC, the White House; everyone with an agenda will give themselves the constitutional right to an opinion. Since I've been to the site of these murders, once, I could be considered an expert interviewee, or so I could tell the media.
A fifteen year old was interviewed immediately after the killing(s); said the shooter had been bullied. Right away that's the headline in all the media. Then I read another account saying the shooter had not been bullied; that he had friends. This crime will become fodder for those calling for gun control and others who will demand that gun rights will be protected. In other words, he who talks last wins.
Folks, we live in strange times but------not that strange. There have been murders and murderers all through our nations history. It's going to happen again. If you think I'm wrong then you've never heard of Charlie Starkweather or the infamous Richard Speck.

Monday, February 27, 2012

What Am I Missing

It's time to sit back and try and understand the Afghanistan apologies from our fearless leader. In it's simplicity this is the sequence of events. Prisoners in a Kabul military prison were caught passing notes inside Korans. This is against Islamic law. It's considered a desecration to write in their sacred book. US soldiers confiscated said Korans and passed them along to other soldiers. These men, not knowing what they had, threw them in a fire. Since we have Afghan security forces working in US detainment centers(silly, huh!) word of this so-called blasphemy spread like a "Koran burning wildfire". The brainless, goat herding, illiterate, dung smelling citizens began to riot. The rioting turned into an assassination for two of our bravest. In order to quell the violence Barack Hussein Obama sent his sincere apology for our 'detestable' actions. So, my question is, what am I missing? Why the hell are we there? Let's have Karzai handle the Taliban himself. It's time to gather up our weapons and boys and leave. Drones don't have to be in Afghanistan or Pakistan to do their damage. Let's bomb the hell out of them. Another item; Obama might be sincere in his apology. He could be speaking to the choir, if ya' know what I mean.

Why Hillary Wears Pant Suits

It's no secret that Hillary's gams have never been compared to those of Betty Grable. However, I've never in memory seen her in anything but a pant suit. For those of you who don't know the real reason is because her legs are attached upside down.

Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

The good news is, members of congress are entitled to keep all of their benefits. Why it's like they're special or something.

Same Old Same Old

The Associated Press has just announced that Bob Kerrey(D), the former senator from Nebraska, 1989-2001, will attempt to regain his former seat. The Medal of Honor winner, a moderate and government insider, will be the odds on favorite to win the election. Same s**t, different day.

And Now Some Good News For A Change

Wild boars are overunning the country of Pakiston. This feel good moment was brought to you to make for a joyous Monday.

A Canadian Blasts Obama About The Keystone Pipeline

It's nice when someone other than an American denounces Obama for his energy policies. In this case it's a Canadian and he isn't afraid to let loose. He finds it abominable that we kowtow to the people who most hate us when buying our oil supply

Wherefore Art Thou, Academy Awards

"The show(Academy Awards)is still struggling to find a way to appeal to the older people in the room and the younger people who watch"---- Forbes Magazine

Did you take in the Academy Awards presentation last evening? It wasn't on my 'to do' list and when I did remember it was being telecast it didn't become a significant part of my night, i.e., I channel surfed. Ten years from now; no wait, one year from now how many people will be able to name two films nominated for Best Picture. The winner, The Artist, will be one. Okay, The Help might be another but other than these I doubt such creations as Moneyball will be on the tips of tongues.
Lizzie and her best friend like to see all the films prior to the big evening. One year, maybe it was in 2009, Lizzie and I along with this friend and her husband dressed as though we were on the Red Carpet. I had a faux microphone and interviewed our friends as they walked the red carpet into the theater(our home) We husbands rented a tux and the ladies had on flowing gowns wearing tiaras and long string diamond(glass) earrings. We looked and acted like morons. You know, like Hollywood stars do at the big event but it was silly fun. Of course, all of us were up for awards and in the end we were winners and had to give acceptance speeches. A fun night was had by all. We were much more respectable than say a George Clooney who when interviewed answers with cute, smart alecky responses.
There is a point to this post. Harken back to the days of Bob Hope emceeing the AA's. Think of Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. Thanks to my pal, Jude, he reminded me that Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck would be in the audience. Who can ever forget the sophistication of a Grace Kelly? These people were icons. Even Elizabeth Taylor made the list for elegance. Does a star add to their resume' by having ten or so husbands? And who did I see when the crowd was panned? Oh, Sandra Bullock was there as was Jennifer Anniston but they aren't Jimmy Cagney and Kathryn Hepburn. They stars of today are more like Cagney and Lacey. Showing on another channel opposite the Awards last evening was a film from the Sixties called 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane" starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. It was a movie about a washed up former Hollywood child star(Davis) who was mentally demented and how she mistreated her sister. Davis was nominated for the best actress award for this 1962 film. It was compelling and sad and interestingly well acted. Crawford and Davis were never on my favorites list but they were solid actresses.
When I was a kid our family gathered around the black and white and anxiously awaited the awards show. It was a big deal. Not so, anymore. We used to fawn over Hollywood stars. Today, members of Tinsel Town fawn over themselves. I submit that the Academy Awards Show will go the way of the Miss America Pageant. Maybe it's because Bert Parks is dead and whoever the host is can't handle the duties. Or, we don't like the modern day rendition of 'There she is, Miss America'. Think I'm wrong on this? Okay then, who were the male and female hosts of the 2012 Miss America Pageant? If you want to cheat scroll to the bottom of this post.** Better yet, who was crowned Miss America in 2012? Unless you are her mom and dad you don't know.
One of the sad things about growing older is we see the flaws in others, especially the Hollywood types. In a politicized world they've become for 'fly over people' arrogant and condescending. If not why would a Michael Moore be so lionized by members of the Academy? Why would Leonard DeCaprio be a spokesperson for the big bag of wind, Al Gore. Know what would have really impressed me at last night's show? If all the attendees in the audience, at the same time, and at the request of Billy Crystal would have pulled out their check books and forked over cash to our president to pay their fair share in taxes. That would have sent a message that would have reverberated to the ends of the earth. It's apparent to me the folks on the West Coast have accomplished what the old axiom says, "they've made their bed and now they have to sleep in it". When I was a youngster, around six or seven, I was deeply in love with two starlets and Marilyn Monroe wasn't one of them. Somebody bring back Veronica Lake and Joan Caulfield, please!

**Chris Harrison and Brook Burke

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Proof That Global Warming Causes Humans To Shrink

Humans may be much shorter if global warming continues, according to the latest study.
A new study finds that ancient horses shrunk even smaller than their ancestors, a trend scientists say is likely the result of global warming.
Modern mammals, including humans, could be at risk of shrinking as a result of global warming, just as small prehistoric horses shrank to an even smaller size when temperatures rose 56 million years ago.
The proposal follows from a study of Sifrhippus, the first horse, 56 million years ago. Sifrhippus shrank from about 12 pounds average weight to about eight and a half pounds as the climate warmed over thousands of years, according to a report published by a team of researchers and reported in the journal Science on Thursday.
hat tip: weasel Zippers

Obama Plays Race Card, Calls On Black Churches To Support Campaign

Imagine if Ron Paul announced a national campaign called ‘Whites for Ron Paul’ – he’d be vilified as a racist. And yet Barack Obama has done the equivalent of precisely that with his launch of ‘African Americans for Obama’.
The program urges black Americans to volunteer their time by making calls, organizing events and going door to door in their neighborhoods encouraging other African Americans to vote for Obama.

MJ Hawkeye Viewers: "Let's Go For It"

I've known for quite some time the geographic readership of this site. There isn't a lot to be made of it. You know the old saying about a blind pig finding an acorn. For a long while there wasn't a viewer from Alaska but there's a rumor floating around that Sarah Palin has joined the club. It entered my mind after looking at the map that I asked myself the statement posed by Robert F. Kennedy: "Some people see things as they are and ask why. I see things as they can be and ask, why not"? Why is it I don't have a reader from Venezuela, a Hugo Chavez, for instance. He's most likely too busy with chemotherapy. There are no viewers south of Mexico. Can't they read(English)? So, I've created goals for myself. I need to come up with a plan to have this site be a total world wide operation. I want Maureen Dowd of the NY Times, The Daily Kos and The Huffington Post to make fun of my ideas. Where is Keith Olbermann when I need him? C'mon, Keith, make me the worst person in the world. And, finally, the ultimate dream would be to have Bill Maher compare me to a male extremity.
I will take advice and I'm sure the Council Bluffs Cowboy has some. Also, Jude in Houston is uber smart. In these times anyone who dabbles in oil has to be. Any of my listed readers can also contribute. I'd love to hear from Radu or Sean but they appear to be like, 'Where's Waldo'. One of the most brilliant thinkers I know lives in Winston-Salem. She's always good for ideas. I'll be working on a plan but, in the meantime, all assistance is accepted.
Look out DrudgeReport, here I come.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Obama Complains

President Obama, during the 2008 campaign, complained about the cost of $3.50 gasoline. What a difference four years makes.


“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
- John F. Kennedy

What Makes People Do These Things

It might be that sadness is good for the soul. I hope so because this is such a horrid and unnecessary story I could barely read the transcript in its entirety. The little girl shown in the picture is named Savannah Hardin from Etowah County, Alabama. She's your average nine year old and is in the third grade. I should include the word 'was' to describe her. Savannah wanted to eat a candy bar so she asked her stepmom if it was okay. Mom said no. Then the child asked her paternal grandmother. She received the same answer. The dad works for the federal government and was out of the country.
The sweet little pixie snuck a bar and when the adults found out they made her run as punishment. They made her run for a solid three hours, non-stop, until she died of dehydration and a lack of electrolytes. I want you to dwell on this. These 'adults' made a child run for three hours. Certainly, this is not a feel good story but I was so distraught and filled with such heart break when I read it I was compelled to forward it along to make others think. What makes people do such horrible things to other human beings?

Response To Obama's Substitution Of Algae For Oil

This nugget of info came from Ace of Spades. Two days ago the Prez suggested we initiate a program replacing pond scum(algae) for oil. He said,"we should give it a try". With this kind of thinking I'm going to eat more Wheaties to gain back the virility I had when I was fifteen.

In his [Obama's] defense, a reasonably scientific study did claim just that: National Microalgae Biofuel Production Potential and Resource Demand, by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
However, there are a few little problems with it, which PNNL themselves pointed out:

•It would take acreage equivalent to the area of South Carolina to generate that much oil
•It takes 350 gallons of water for every one gallon of oil you produce
•Meeting that water requirement would take 25% of our irrigation capacity
•It takes even more water than that unless you use lakefront and oceanfront real estate

"Nancy, It's Time To Review The Baltimore Catechism"

Oh, Nancy, Nancy, Nancy. What are we going to do with you? You are such a constant source of disinformation on Catholicism:

"I've come from an era when (Catholic) women were deprived of receiving absolution if they confessed that they used birth control," Pelosi complained, "It is good to get it out on the table."
Oops. I'm not sure where, or how, you got that information. But it's completely wrong. There is no sin God won't forgive. But there are a couple of catches. Looks like it's time to brush up on the sacrament of confession.

What About Flatulence

A town in California is proposing to ban smoking outside, even for residents lighting up on their own property.
Smoking is already banned indoors in public places in most of the country, and in California it is illegal to smoke in parks and playgrounds too.
The town of Rocklin, near Sacramento, could take the draconian regulations further by extending them to private property as well.

So, I gave this a thought. What if the city fathers enacted a law saying it was illegal to let go with a fire bomb; anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Flatulence, if you will. After all, we are talking California.

Biden: Americans Are Tired Of Being Tired

Joltin' Joe Biden wowed 'em at Davidson Community College in North Carolina with his "Americans are tired of being tired" speech. You have the opportunity to see and hear it. Why, it's almost like an FDR 'Fireside Chat'. The only problem is the sap shown in the video couldn't keep his eyelids from having the droopsy. Not to worry, Joey and his boss do it to the American people on a daily basis.
Whoever the dude in the background is his chances of being a hero at work today are limited. Considering his choice seat for the speech it figures he's controlled by union boss thugs if he isn't one himself. Know what I thought when I visualized the repercussions: "Off with his head".

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fire Ants

In perusing today's compilation of blog posts I noticed they were all about our less than wonderful president. Yikes! I hate when this happens so I thought I'd relate a story about little thingies called Fire Ants. I'd never heard of them until three days ago which means I'd never come in contact with any. It so happens I was on the golf course and just finished hole number 10 when I had to do what men always do on the course; look for some bushes because we're either too lazy or too dumb to hit the head after the 9th hole. After teeing off I found what looked like a perfect spot; shielded from the group behind us and not directly in line with the homes lining the fairway. Wait! Was that a granny I saw looking at me? Nah! It couldn't be so I eased into some slightly tall grass--zip, splash, zip I was done. After my duty was completed I walked to the cart, sat down, then started yelping and slapping my legs, pants and everywhere below the equator. I could barely see the reddish microscopic little bastards that had attached themselves to my frame. They were scurrying about, biting flesh the way I dig into a Whataburger and I was slapping clothes and skin the way Indian women smash clothes on a rock. Holy mother of pain. My buddy told me they were called Fire Ants. I did the best I could to get through the ordeal then forgot about them until today. So I'm wondering, is there a correlation between Fire Ants and dime sized welts with, yuck, pustules in the center? My guess is yes. And the best thing about this post is I wrote it without mentioning 'you know who'.

Another Obama Apology

Obama got freaky because some soldiers burned a couple of copies of the Koran in Afghanistan so he did what he's most famous for; apologizing.
Listed below are ten alternatives for his typical policy:

1. Dedicate a round of golf to the people of Afghanistan.

2. Send Michelle for a symbolic vacation to Jalalabad.

3. Ask the Afghans if they’d like the Russians back instead.

4. Head to a local Afghan restaurant and bow to the wait staff.

5. Offer to make Afghanistan’s heroin “The Official Heroin of the United States.”

6. Give Afghan children a permanent exemption from Michelle’s “Let’s Move” school lunch offerings.

7. Provide unlimited, free doses of Prozac to the entire adult population of Afghanistan.

8. Change the lyrics of O Tannenbaum to O Taliban.

9. Set up a program to provide virgins to Afghan men who refuse to commit suicide bombings.

10. Demand an apology from Afghanistan for the more than 1,800 U.S. forces killed since the start of the war.

Sounds Dictatorial To Me

If the Progs can do it to Pres. Bush then it can be done to this yahoo. Read the intro from The Hill then go to the article for a complete understanding:

"President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals.
Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress.
“There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].”
pic: iOwnTheWorld

What An Idiot/ Gas From Algae--If We Can Figure It Out

President Obama admitted today that he does not have a "silver bullet" solution to skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as "a plant-like substance called algae" as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent.
"We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance, algae -- you've got a bunch of algae out here," Obama said at the University of Miami today. "If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing alright.

15 Questions The MSM Would Ask Obama If He Were A Republican

The accompanying info is darned good. It's from Townhall.

Pearls Of Wisdom From Lizzie

The Queen is one of those unique individuals who thinks things out. Unlike moi she ponders her thoughts then comes to a calculated conclusion. I call it brilliance.
We are huge followers of a Catholic priest, Fr. Robert Barron. He's based out of the Chicago area and has a world wide following because of his sermons. His web site is titled; "Word on Fire" if you're so inclined. Anyway, I came back from a trip to the golf driving range drenched from a downpour, and Lizzie hit me with her pearls of wisdom. She had just finished listening to Fr. Barron's daily sermon on line. He, the priest, referred to the main character in the movie "Moneyball". It tells the story of the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. He had hired a young man who fed him statistics on so-called washed up ballplayers. The A's had little cash and the GM needed to be frugal with the money for salaries and still field a team composed of these players. He called a meeting of all his scouts and laid it on the line. The scouts were incredulous with his thinking. The consensus among them was to buy one great player and carry the team on his back. They weren't sure who this would be but, without thinking, wanted to go for it. Much to their anger and dismay the GM said, "no". He had a vision for the future and was going to carry it out even if it meant he was going to lose his job.
Lizzie rarely does this but she got political with me. It is her contention that Obama is like the Oakland A's scouts. He has no vision. He has no plan for the future. His personality can carry him until it's decision time then nothing happens. All one has to do is look at his record in the Illinois senate and as Senator of the United States. He voted 'present' on 80% of the bills presented. She then went on to say, like them or not, Ronald Reagan and George Bush had a plan. What Obama is most concerned about is self-preservation. Lizzie is a pretty smart cookie, I'd say.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Americans Overwhelmingly Support ObamaCare

The female version of Josef Goebbels once again took center stage yesterday with her announcement that the American people want ObamaCare the way a piglet takes to a teat.
This woman is either certifiable or the biggest butt monkey* ever.

Butt monkey: Thank you Laura Ingraham

5 Lies About Energy From Obama

The guy tried to spin his way out of the fuel crisis yesterday. He can't do it to anyone but his lemming admirers. Read about it here. It's a goody.

Obama Has Already Lost But He doesn't Know It

"Democrats want us to believe that Obama has been a tremendous success. He promised to redistribute our wealth, and he has begun. He promised to transform our health care system, and he passed ObamaCare. He promised that his energy policies would dramatically increase energy costs, and they have. He promised to appoint justices who think like he does to the Supreme Court, and he has. He promised to pull American troops out of Iraq, regardless of the situation on the ground, and he has. He made many promises that he is trying to keep, but we just didn't listen closely enough or didn't believe that he meant what he said. Now that American voters have finally woken up, their opinion is that they don't like the country's new direction and would like to repeal much of what Obama has done"!

The good news, is, according to The American Thinker, Obama has lost 10 points among key demographics.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fundraiser For Michelle: Slams The Rich

Mrs. President campaigned at a fundraiser in Cincinnati today. She told the people attending that there was a great disparity in the wealth of the nation and chastised the country for not sharing the wealth. $300 bills got supporters in the door and for 10 grand you had a shot at having your picture taken with The Moocher. The irony of the entire affair was eye opening; her calling for sacrifice as she hopscotched from Aspen to Cincy after her 16th vacation.

A Day In The Life

America's Per Capita Public Debt Worse Than Greece

The Weekly Standard: I don't see a problem. Do you? As long as people get their 'free stuff' we'll be okay.

ESPN: Bigoted And Hypocritical

'Chink is an obscure word meaning a slit, fissure, or weak spot that can leave one vulnerable. Hence Chink in the armor means a weak spot in ones protection or plan'.

Is there anybody in this country who isn't familiar with Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks? He's the newest member of the Tim Tebow sports popularity craze. Lin is a Harvard grad who floundered in the National Basketball Association for a couple of years trying to find his niche. He is also a devout christian who says prayers every morning. He is, according to all teammates former and present, a good guy.
Jeremy Lin has become a super star in a matter of a few weeks; probably because he plays in New York. If he were in Toronto or Oklahoma City he'd be a statistical footnote.

In a recent game young Mr. Lin made nine turnovers. If you don't know basketball this means he messed up nine times by double dribbling or making a bad pass whereby the ball went over to the other team. Enter a twenty-eight year old young man, Anthony Fredrico, who worked for ESPN. He had been there five years and was on the way up the writing ladder for unquestionably the leader in sports news. Fredrico was given the responsibility for writing the lead headline for said Knicks game and it came out thusly: "A chink in the armor" referring to Lin's game mistakes. Do you know the rest of the story? Mr. Fredrico was fired for racial insensitivity. What a joke. First, I'd be willing to wager there aren't one out of a hundred 28 year old men or women who even know that 'Chink' is a derogatory term referring to Asians, specifically, the Chinese. That thinking went out when Charlie Chan movies ceased production. What makes this injustice even worse is that the announcer who read the report(yes, he had access to it long before the show) was given a 30 day suspension. And yes, he's been at ESPN for quite some time and is 'recognized' as special. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be because it's the same thing that happens to the runt of the litter. Let it die. It'll be forgotten soon, anyway.
Anthony Fredrico wrote an apology letter.*** I don't know why. He didn't do anything wrong. Why don't you take the time to read it. Just click on his highlighted name. It's a heartfelt letter explaining why his headline was an innocent mistake. You might also be interested in learning about the charitable programs in which he's involved in his daily life. I wish I was in a position to offer him a job. Someone will and it will be employment for which he can be proud instead of receiving a check from a pompous, PC hypocritical group of jerks based out of Connecticut.
So, what can I do? Not much except send a letter to ESPN and let them know my feelings. Nothing of substance will occur but I'll feel better. Hopefully, hundreds of thousands of folks will do the same.

This article was in the Huffington Post and surprisingly the comment letters were in support of Fredrico.

Freddie & Fannie At Our Expense

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Those two names have become synonymous terms with the likes of sadist and masochist, Thelma and Louise, Bonnie and Clyde.
Yesterday, Feb. 22, 2012 it was announced that the American people will have to pony up $50 million dollars to provide defense lawyers for Freddie and Fannie. Once again, we're being screwed. The American people have no recourse but to write or call your congressperson to show your disapproval. Isn't that a big whoop-de-doo.
As is the case when talking about the government and the American people, think of the old Brooklyn Dodger refrain, "We wuz robbed". It's a freakin' everyday thing.

What A Way To Start The Day

The first item I read this morning is that Pres. Obama has sent an apology to Pres. Karzai of Afghanistan for some Koran burnings that took place on an American base. I wish Obama would apologize to the American people for every flag burning that takes place when his Occupy people do the same.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Michael Ramirez

Double Standard

From the Weekly Standard:

Liberals and the mainstream media have been denouncing a proposed ultrasound law in Virginia as akin to rape (Jon Stewart and Meghan McCain joined in the demagoguery last night). “[T]he law provides that women seeking an abortion in Virginia will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason,” wrote Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick. But as Alana Goodman reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood clinics already require ultrasounds prior to performing surgical and drug-induced abortions. Today, Steven Ertelt reports on a 2003 study that found 99% of abortion clinics perform an ultrasound prior to performing an abortion. If there is “no medical reason” for these ultrasounds, as Lithwick and friends contend, then why are Planned Parenthood and other abortionists requiring them?

Let's Go Home

I'm ready to leave the Sunshine State for dreary Dublin, Ohio and pronto. After five weeks, wherever I am, that's my limit. A psychiatrist could explain it to me if I was interested in it's pursuit. The bad news is I've got seven more days to hang out in Miramar Beach. The good news is the time will fly faster than it takes for M&M's to get from the bag to my mouth.
As is the usual case I'll take the circular route, much as Santa does when he takes off from the North Pole. Lizzie gets dropped at the Pensacola airport. I'll continue on driving through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Bill Clinton's putrid state of Arkansas and finally reach my first oasis; Miami, Oklahoma. I'll spend the night with my stock broker, college roomie and good buddy, Big Buff. When I write big I'm talking BIG! Buff is the world's best fisherman and hunter. He's a good ol' boy raised and Nebraska who started his career in Iowa and then transferred to the Sooner state. Miami is close enough to Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas that he doesn't consider himself an Okie. When the born and bred Cornhusker left Iowa for Oklahoma his mom cursed him. Nebraskans and Sooners don't get along well especially on the football field.
I think I'd better make this a diary trip. After Miami I have five more stops four of them in Iowa, on the trip home to Ohio. I may even see a prairie dog on two. I know there will be cows and piggy's galore. Please, Dear God, don't let there be snow. Chances are slim and none. Iowa in March is like Alaska in January. Snow is a given.

Keith Olbermann's Bicycle

It Was Only An E Cigarette--Or Was It

I have to admit I get slightly nervous when I get on airplanes and see arab travelers. I get more antsy when they're wearing turbans and frocks and veils. There was a piece in the news this morning that made me blink a little. Some guy was asked a number of times to put out is E cigarette. If you don't know they are water vapor substitutes for the real deal. I can understand the airlines position of this subject. Even though the vapors are not harmful they don't wish to set a precedent and make passengers think someone is getting away with something. It was the very last sentence in the story that really caught my eye. After this guy was detained from the Continental airplane he shouted out, "Allah is great"! That would get my attention.

$6 Gas In Orlando

Didn't the libs want $6 gas when they voted in Obama in '08? In today's Drudge report it is reported that around the Orlando area petrol is going for $5.80. Obama's energy secretary was hoping for $8 per gallon and it was echoed by Obama.
So don't complain you namby pamby liberals. You are getting from the Messiah what you asked for. Sometimes I wish I had been born into an Amish family.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Best Reason To Boycott Hyatt Hotels

By Aaron Klein, WND Politics

President Obama served eight years on the board of a charity that is a top donor to the embattled Media Matters for America progressive activist organization.
Obama is also tied to numerous other top Media Matters donors and fundraisers, including a foundation run by the finance chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign, Penny Pritzker, WND has learned.
Last week, the Daily Caller released a list of grants to Media Matters.
A WND review of the donor list found a number of deep ties to Obama.
The Media Matters donor list included the Pritzker Family Foundation, which donated a total of $400,000 to the progressive attack group in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The Pritzker family is best known for owning the Hyatt hotel chain and is considered to be one of America’s wealthiest families.
The family foundation is directed by Penny Pritzker, who served as the national finance chairman of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign

Fred And Mary

This is a photo of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. I feel like a boob. I've never heard of these people. Oh, they are from Denmark. I've heard of that place. Something is rotten there, right? Et tu, Shakespeare or a some such phrase we all remember. Some day these two will be the King and Queen. As of now they have a son and daughter and are expecting twins. I almost forgot, I eat their pastries.

This Weeks Lie

White House press secretary Jay Carney first says Republicans "forced" President Obama to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Later in his press briefing, Carney says Obama didn't turn down the pipeline.

"In terms of Keystone, as you all know, the history here is pretty clear. And the fact is because Republicans decided to play political with Keystone, their action essentially forced the administration to deny the permit process because they insisted on a time frame in which it was impossible to completely approve the pipeline," Carney said when asked about the pipeline by ABC News' Jake Tapper.

Taxpayer Costs For Michelle's Vacations

Golly gee whiz, gang. We're forking over a lot of cash for her 17 vacations since becoming the Queen of the World. Take a look see for confirmation. Hillary wasn't even this abusive with our cash.

Davenport teens charged in beating of elderly man

For those of you unfamiliar with the Quad-Cities USA it's an area of very eastern Iowa on the western side of the Mississippi River. The main metropolitan areas are composed of Davenport and Bettendorf. On the Illinois side you'll find Rock Island, Moline and East Moline. Someone should wise up the City Father's and tell them it's now the Quint Cities. Anyway, every day, because we lived in Davenport for fifteen years, I read the Quad City Times online for one reason; to see who died. Yesterday a headline caught my eye. "Davenport teens charged in beating of elderly man". I immediately thought, "those bastards". Then when I read the story I changed my mind. It changed from 'those' to 'you' referring to whoever did the news headline for the paper. The 'elderly man' who was throttled within an inch of his life was 68 years old. Elderly? That isn't elderly. Eighty is elderly. Being in a wheelchair with Alzheimer's, deaf and with no teeth is elderly. Sixty-eight is not, and I repeat, not, elderly.
Check out the 16 year old punk in the picture. Granted, he had an accomplice but sixteen is nothing for a kick ass dude like me. When older people are attacked by thugs the police tell us to give in and give these hooligans whatever they want. Not me. A sixteen year old might think he's tough but he's not tough enough to stop a bullet.
Elderly at sixty-eight, Quad City Times! I don't think so.

Back To 9%--But It's Much Higher – Unemployment in the U.S. rose to nine percent in mid-February, up from 8.3 percent a month earlier, according to a new Gallup survey. The polling company said this suggests that it is “premature” to assume the economy will not feature prominently in the 2012 election season.

Mardi Gras Parades

Living in the Panhandle of Florida is kind of like living in Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana when it comes to Mardi Gras. I always thought Mardi Gras parades took place a few days preceding Ash Wednesday and only in southern Louisiana. They occur anytime, anyplace or anywhere and on a whim.
Mobile, Alabama is having their parade today. Lizzie and I are watching on TV, not because it's so wonderful but because the parade route is empty. The television announcers are doing their best to make it a spectulaganza performance. It's not often when TV cameras are shooting from the second story of a Hampton Inn motel. New Orleans doesn't have a monopoly on parades. There was one at a place called Baytowne Wharf in Miramar Beach,ten minutes from out condo, last Sunday. Baytowne is an outside mall. The way I see it the difference between a parade at Baytowne, Destin or other Florida communities and the one in New Orleans is the women who wear the beads in Florida are over age 70. The mind boggles and the body cringes at the thought.
Dothan, Alabama is located an hour or so north of us. They had the first parade and it was three weeks ago. I've decided that Mardi Gras is to the South what St. Patrick's day is to the Irish in the North; a never ending cycle of drinking and partying.
Then I realized I've been ahead of the curve for a long, long time. For me, every day is Fat Tuesday.

Monday, February 20, 2012

On To Road Island

The White House is out on the campaign trail and they've dispatched Jumpin' Joe Biden to do their bidding. First stop----well you read it for yourself.

"Joe Biden’s camp might be overly-reliant on spell-check.
The White House recently announced that the Vice President would be attending campaign events in “Road Island.”
The glaring misspelling of the Ocean State showed up in a widely-distributed press release detailing Biden’s upcoming travel plans.

After spending the holiday weekend in Wilmington, Del., the VP will make stops on Thursday in Boston, Mass., Manchester, New Hampshire, and finally, Providence, Rhode Island".
weasel zippers

Congratulations To Leni Riefenstahl

First, it helps if you know the history of Leni Riefenstahl. If you don't take a couple of minutes to bone up on the gal then come back to the article. Here's a clue: she was in the Hitler regime. It's a combination chuckle and tear in the eye. As you might have guessed it's from the American Thinker.

Memo: From Leni Riefenstahl

To: President Barack Obama

Schatzi, it's been over a year since I last wrote you. Please forgive me. It's been so hot here I can barely stand to touch the keyboard. Not that I don't appreciate the green energy projects you funded to cool off this place, but dear, you know even with the trillions you spent, those projects just keep going under. Yes, I know it helped put billions in the pockets of your donors, but hell is not freezing over you know and we could use energy for the air conditioners.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Let Me Tell You About My Boss

Have you ever been around greatness in the form of a human being but didn't fully realize it until much, much later? Too bad for you. My ex-boss is brilliant and I knew it from the get go. Retreating to 1988, as most of you know, I was a high school teacher and coach. Then, an epiphany overcame me and I decided to seek out a real job. I was hired by a small privately owned company that dealt with industrial rotating equipment. We're talking pumps, motors, gearboxes; anything with a shaft coming out of a protective housing. The idea of the product I sold, the one invented by my boss, was to protect the internal bearings from an attack by any outside contaminant. His device also kept all lubrication inside that housing. Here's the beauty of the product. Unlike the accepted product of the day, something called a rubber lip seal that had a finite life of around six months, the product invented by my own personal Einstein had an infinite life to it. It was a one-time installation.
The interesting part of this story is I had absolutely no aptitude for this type of work. I can't start a lawn mower but here I'd be, hanging around steel and paper mills, working on all varieties of rotating equipment. My boss is a Vince Lombardi clone. He loved the man and he loved his philosophy. When I was hired my boss taught me the Lombardi method as if I was a clueless dolt.(I was). Lombardi, from day one, treated his players as equals. Regardless of a man's seniority he would begin the first practice the same way, year after year, by saying, "Gentlemen, this is a football and we'll go from here". When I said 'yes' that I'd go to work for him my boss called another salesman and said, "Guess what, I hired someone dumber than you". He hired all of his workers in the same way, for the most part mechanically ignorant. He hired an ex-PGA player, an ex-NFL football player and a man who escaped from Hungary under a barbed wire fence in 1956 during the revolution. I think his hiring practices had something to do with being able to work under pressure and reacting to it. Is there more pressure than having bullets zinging over your head? I think he figured since I was a teacher/coach I'd been around my share of slugs and had seen my share of combat duty.
My boss is low key. I asked him if I could do a small piece on him for this blog knowing full well the answer." It's okay. Just don't use my name", he said. Last week I told him I was glad I worked for him instead of Donald Trump. Trump isn't low key.
It'd be difficult to not blow your horn if you were my boss. He has at least 38 patents to his name. I first became enamored with him when I found out he invented the first titanium golf club. "Wow, this is my kind of guy", I thought. Luckily for me I was hired not to sell golf clubs.
Early on in my career I made a huge mistake on a large paper roll shaft. It cost our company $50,000 in loss. Well, being the uber sensitive turd I am I figured my career was in the toilet. I called the boss on the phone and told him what had happened and that it was my fault and I was so, so sorry. Know what he said?, "MJ, just don't let it happen again". That was it. He didn't raise his voice, or threaten or ask for one of my children to barter. Later on I asked him about this and why we he didn't go bonkers. And his response, "what good would it do me to take away your enthusiam for the job"?
I used to keep a notebook of things my boss said, pithy little sayings and words of wisdom to learn by. I still have it and every once in awhile look at it for inspiration.
I could go on and on about my boss. Whenever people ask what I did for a living I've a stock answer. "I worked for the best man ever, the best company ever, with the best people ever. I cannot say one negative thing about anyone associated with the operation". Difficult to believe, isn't it? And some of you naysayers will still not believe me. Too bad. You should be so lucky.
A few months ago I wrote a piece on three or four individuals who had the greatest influence on my life. My boss, obviously, was one of them.
When I retired in 2008 our original five salesmen had grown to twenty-five and you'll find this almost unbelievable; we did it without any government help or regulation. It is a world-wide operation covering every location. To my knowledge there was only one way to get fired and that was disloyalty to the firm. Lastly, for a company that began in the early 70's with an operation that had five pieces of product on a cardboard table waiting for someone to make a purchase, the firm now has fourteen competitors but owns 70% of the world market. That is one kick ass company. When we had sales meetings we'd laugh out loud at what are loser competitors were trying to make. It's always good to be #1 or, as my boss always said, "when you're not the lead dog the view never changes".
I made a comment awhile back and it's valid. I even think my boss was pleased. It was right after Steve Jobs passed away. I called my boss and we talked for a few minutes when Jobs name came up. I matter of factly said, "Boss, what Steve Jobs was to the technological world you are to the industrial world". I think he liked that and it's true. Think about it. My boss invented a product that allows rotating equipment to run three, four, maybe five times longer than the accepted minimal standards that had been going on in world factories since the the inception of the wheel. When bearings wear out equipment doesn't run and product doesn't get made. It's that simple. My boss invented a product that has literally saved business billions and billions of dollars and will continue to do so for years to come.
Last week my boss emailed me some info about Der Bamster and how he was a communist. No surprise for me. I've been writing this for two years. I also told him I could prove it. I sent him the blog piece written by me a couple of months ago. It didn't contain specific information. No one from Obama's inner circle, Valerie Jarrett, for instance, called me and said, "Hey, guess what, The Loser's a commie"? No, I mentioned Obama's background. How his dad was a communist and atheist. Dittos for mom. She left for Indonesia and married another of the same ilk after she was dumped. Then, as all good mothers do, she got tired of the lad and unloaded him off onto her parents; also atheists and communists. After awhile they shoved him on to another atheist/communist, Frank Marshall Davis, and so it went. Now, me being raised Catholic and he being raised as a radical revolutionary my theory is common sense.
My boss wrote me back and his analysis was so simple. Whereas I tend to be redundant and verbose my boss used the KISS method. His proof of Obama being a commmunist is quite exquisite in it's simplicity and I quote:
"If anyone is curious about what is happening to our government in Washington, he or she should read the Communist Manifesto. In the Karl Marx handbook are discolsures about class warfare, attacks on religion, social unrest of the proletariat, government intervention into industry, healthcare and schools, to name just a few.
Socialism/Communism does not work in practice, and the fact should be obvious to even the casual observer of history. Four more years of the Obama administration would most certainly jeopardize the attainments of the greatest nation on earth".

And the beauty of this entire scenario about my boss is----------------he still wants to maintain a very low profile. If our political leaders could be as comfortable in their own skin as My Boss we'd have far fewer problems.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

An Exhausted Michelle Takes A(nother) Vacation

Michelle Obama has taken more vacations in a year than most people take in ten. Why not. We're paying for them. This time it's a snow skiing vaca at a trendy Colorado resort in Aspen. I'll cut her some slack on this one. It has been a month since the Hawaii trip.
Back in the 70's my next door neighbor was also a teacher, name of Victor Davis. We were chatting about things we could and couldn't do. I asked him if he knew how to water ski. "I'm black and I was born and raised in Tennessee. Those white folks wouldn't let me put my finger in the water", he said. As God is my witness I did not know blacks knew how to snow ski. Basketball----yes. Snow skiing----never crossed my mind but growing up in Iowa I led a sheltered life. I hope she and the kids have a good time while they can. It can be a long time before spring vacation arrives; at least a month.

'Priests For Life' Director Arrested Outside White House

Occupiers throw grenades and smokebombs at White House with no consequence. Occupy protesters attack police officers, take over public parks, defy laws, become arsonists, destroy public and private property, threaten harass and intimidate people, and yet they are blessed by Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Contrast against a priest who kneels down in prayer and is immediately arrested……. think about it.


Have you ever felt like doin' nuthin'? That's on my menu for today; absolutely nuthin'. We've been invited to a party in Ft. Walton Beach beginning at 5PM. Lizzie doesn't want to go because were expecting two inches of rain in the area with 40 mph winds. Do ya' know what I say about this? Let's go for it. There ain't never been a storm that can keep me down. It's a man thing. Oh yeah, there's a tornado warning scheduled for us, too. Bring it on! I never seen a tornado this old geezer can't handle.
Besides, I have to take back a pair of low cut Chuck Converse All-Star basketball shoes to JC Penney's. It's close to where the party is. I own a black, navy blue and chocolate brown pair of Chucks. For some reason I bought a girlie rainbow blue kind then when I got back to our condo I realized I was setting myself up for a razzin' when I returned to Ohio. You've been there. It's called 'buyers remorse' and it's often my middle name.
P.S. We're stayin' in today. I guess I showed The Queen/

Friday, February 17, 2012

GM Reports Record Profit of $9 Billion, Pays Zero Taxes, Hands Out $7K Bonus To Every UAW Member, Taxpayers Get Nothing…

And now you know, Chrysler was just picked as the least dependable automobile at #33.
We've been had again.

15% Is Our Real Unemployment

In the past few weeks, Democrats have been trying to claim that the economy is getting better and that more people are finding full-time work, but when you take a look at the numbers, the real unemployment number is much higher than the media or the Left wants to admit.

Just Your Average Everyday Republican

It's a man thing; eagerly awaiting the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition that appears every February. SI is to Republicans what Groundhog Day is to liberals. Ladies have to understand that it's not bad to 'innocently gawk' at the female form; anyplace, anywhere, at any time. I make a sincere and truthful statement when I say, unless a man happens to be gay, if he doesn't appreciate the female form he is one thing-------dead!
Anyway, this year's cover girl is Ms. Kate Upton. She's a 20 year old beauty originally out of St. Joseph, Michigan. The essence of her story is that she personally marketed herself to SI; no government help involved. Her uncle is Fred Upton, Republican congressman from Michigan.

Chicago Teachers Want 30% Raise

The Chicgo Teachers Union wants a 30% raise over the next two years; 25% for 2012-13 and 5% for the following. And you thought Al Capone was dead. I realize it's a part of the negotiation process but the unions need a lesson in theft. What they should have done is ask for a 300% raise then whittled it down to the aforementioned 30%.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Caption Necessary

Applied For Secretarial Position. Wasn't Hired.

Bad Things That Happen When You Drink Too Much

The Looking Spoon:
Been there, done that. Who hasn't?

Sister Mary ObamaCare. She Was Bought Off With $$$$

The Nuns of the Catholic Church are necessarily liberal. Mother Theresa was a liberal. One thing the "Mother of Calcutta" wasn't was pro-abortion unlike Carol Keehan. Crimminy sakes, she goes by her birth name. That's not a nun's name I remember. Sr. Mary Calasanctus, now that was a real sister's name and Sr. Calasanctus dressed like a nun, too; long black dress with a white and black box on her head. She wore rosary beads that wrapped around her waist and dropped to the hem of her dress that covered her shoes. Carol Keehan should have her butt kicked; That butt that wears every day clothes. The American Spectator magazine reveals her relationship with Obama and, better yet, the money she takes in, too. What the hell ever happened to the vow of poverty?

Excommunicate The Old Bag

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning that the government should require self-insured religious institutions, such as the Catholic church in Washington, D.C., to directly pay for contraception and abortifacients.

At a press conference, Leader Pelosi was asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD: "The Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., is a self-insured institution. Should the Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., be required to pay for these morning-after pills and birth control if they find that morally objectionable?"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Colordo H.S. Student Quits Choir. Forced To Sing Song Praising 'Allah'

A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire.James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper said, he quit.

Republicans Need Obnoxious Loudmouths

One of my major complaints against Republicans is they don't have, except for Jim DeMint, a bulldog. They are lacking in obnoxious liars, Ala, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi or the ever stupid and ridiculous, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. We need fighters and loud mouths but there are none on the horizon. Someone, anyone, needs to take one for the Party. The statement below is from a bulldogette. It seems to me that the only hardcore, get in your face Republicans are women. Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you Ann Coulter---------

"Liberal fundamentalists say: I don't see why anyone needs to hunt; I don't know why anyone needs to eat meat; I don't see why anyone needs to bathe every day; I don't know why anyone minds looking at urine in a low-flow toilet; I don't know why anyone needs an incandescent light bulb ...

Screw you, liberals. I don't know why anyone needs an abortion, free contraception, crap-ass "art" with photos of vaginas on the Virgin Mary, non-farming farmers or a $1 million pension for Anthony Weiner.

But I'm forced to subsidize all of that".

If One Wants To Win Prey On Liberal Guilt

The President of Syria, Bashar Assad, in preparation for an interview with Babs Walters received a few coaching tips. The top priority one to win over the masses(American liberals) to your side is to prey on their liberal guilt.
Read the article from Big Journalism.

It's Called 'Being A Stickler'

Ever have one of these teachers? If you did they didn't like you very much.

The Kerry Kickback-You Pay For It

If you can read this piece and not go insane at it's conclusion then you're already dead!

Massachusetts hospitals are poised to receive a $3.5 billion windfall in federal funding over the next 10 years thanks to a little-known provision Sen. John Kerry (Dork-Mass.) inserted into the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

The increased funding—$367 million a year in the form of Medicare reimbursement payments, according to the Federal Register—would not only come at the expense of hospitals in the 49 other states, but would also directly benefit an organization that has given generously to Kerry’s campaign.

The obscure policy change was formally approved by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2011. It was prompted by a small, 15-bed hospital located on the upscale island of Nantucket, a popular vacation spot for wealthy New Englanders where Kerry and his wife own a $9 million waterfront home

Cable News Race

Below is the listing for cable news stations watched on February 13, 2012. It says it all. When The Colbert Report on The Comedy Channel beats out the clowns at MSNBC it only shows the 'Lean Forward' channel has fallen down about as far as it can go. Then again, with The Daily Show being rated so high it proves we're a country of extraordinary 'ignorami'.

CMDY COLBERT 1,509,000
CNN COOPER 825,000

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

When A Liar Is A Real Liar

I logged into one of my favorite sites, The Beaufort No. Carolina Observer and knew you'd be interested in the story.
February 13, 2012
Barack Obama has released his new budget for next year (2013). The numbers are simply mind boggling, but here—in plain language—is what they mean. Our president is a liar. There simply is no other accurate way to say it. And it is not just one lie, the entire scam is a lie. And Obama knows it. That is what makes him a liar.

Chicago: What A Surprise

CHICAGO (CBS) — A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has found that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country.

2012 CPAC Red Carpet Blogger Awards

1. Top Humor Blog - Iowahawk Blog

2. Best Writer on a Blog - Ace of Spades

3. Best News Blog: The Right Scoop

4. Best Blog Links: Instapundit

5. Best New Blog: Naked DC

6. Best anti-Jihad Blog: Atlas Shrugged

7. Best State-Level Blog: The Shark Tank

8. Most Influential Blog: Instapundit/Glenn Reynolds

9. Most Underrated Blog: Legal Insurrection

10. Tea Party Blogger of the Year: Gateway Pundit

11. Best Overall Blog: Hot Air

Phrases and Such

This is a shorty blog but it crossed my mind and since my mind is---now where was I? Oh yeah, my memory is sometimes forgetful it's important I get this down. It's probably been a year ago that I wrote about phrases that become mandatory to be spoken in everyday usage and it's impossible to go thirty minutes without hearing words that become absolutely insufferable. Like the word from the early 60's, 'groovy'(thanks a lot Simon and Garfunkle). In the late 60's the word 'certainly' was a replacement for 'yes'.
I know I'm right on the next statement subject because I did a teaching segment in my high school classroom on words and phrases of the 1920's that started this derangement of the English language. If you researched the Flapper Era you'll find scads of replacement words. Why, you might even feel like the 'bees knees' after you incorporate them into everyday language. Lord knows I'm one of the worst offenders of butchering the Kings English. Slang is my middle name. Regardless, awhile back the most irritable phrase to me was, "I've got your back". It was universal in it's scope. Care to guess what's replaced it? I'll give you a minute. Times up so "I'll cut to the chase"(late 1970's)! It is now, "It's not my first rodeo" The definition being: I'm smart, you're stupid, don't bother me, ah pshaw, drop dead, get a life, etc., etc., etc.

"Happy Val-in-tongue Day, Honey"

Where do we begin with these youngsters? It does give new meaning to French kissing.
Without a doubt it is a literal tongue lashing. There's a wonderful tattoo parlor next to Lizzie's knitting shop in Ft. Walton Beach. I'll grab a cup of Joe from the building next door then go to the 'Too' shop and watch the sideshow. It's an awesome(hate that word but it applies here) way to spend the afternoon.

Armageddon Is Here Thanks To The Guvment

RAEFORD NORTH CAROLINA — A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

MJH And The Grammys

An afficianado of fine music I am not. My first favorite song was a ditty called, "Pony Boy". I played it on the record player over and over and over. I was four years old. Once in awhile, when I'm wretching from listening to talk radio, I'll tune into station 1270 in Marysville, Ohio. It's an oldies station and I've never heard a bad song. By 'bad song' I mean something by Herman's Hermits.
Out of curiosity I happened to flip to the opening of the Grammy's on Sunday. It started with a guy named LL Cool J opening the show. I figure he'd make some remarks about Whitney Houston and quite possibly do it without using the F word. Surprise of surprises, his opening remarks were, "Dear Heavenly Father". Shock came over me.
Lizzie pointed out that the entire female audience was adorned in black---except for the tramp who was wearing the Lil' Red Riding Hood outfit and her escort dressed in The Pope clothes. Who and what was that? A silent protest no doubt. Some people have no sense of couth.
I'm still a cynic. The ratings came out this morning and it was the highest rated Grammy Show since 1984. Can it safely be said that a sponsor or two was jumping for joy when it was announced that Whitney Houston had done her last drug combo a mere twenty-four hours before the show?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Message To Libs


In The Toilet

The White House intends to boost government subsidies for wealthy buyers of the Chevy Volt and other new-technology vehicles — to $10,000 per buyer.
That mammoth subsidy would cost taxpayers $100 million each year if it is approved by Congress, presuming only 10,000 new-technology autos are sold each year.

New Obama Budget: Can This Be True

In scanning radio stations on the way back from my favorite Florida grocery, Publix, I caught a figure on Obama's new budget; $800 million in aid to countries involved in the Arab Spring. Can this be true? Egypt elected the Muslim Brotherhood, an avowed enemy of the United States to run the government. Don't we have some Americans being held hostage in Egypt? What is going on in this country.

You Might Be A Californian If...........

From TheBluebird of Bitterness;
you make $150,000 a year and still can’t afford a house.
…you get on a bus and are surprised to hear two people carrying on a conversation in English.
…your child’s first-grade teacher has purple hair and a nose ring.
…you can’t remember — is pot legal?
…you’re invited to a baby shower for two mothers, their surrogate, and their sperm donor.
…you have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.
…you know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.
…you can’t remember — is pot legal?
…a really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
…gas costs a dollar more per gallon than anywhere else in the U.S.
…your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
…your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is into S&M, and your Avon lady is a guy in drag.
…you can’t remember — is pot really legal?
…you leave the big company meeting early because Billy Blanks himself is teaching the 4:00 pm Tae Bo class.
…you pass an elementary school playground and the children are all on their cell phones.
…it’s barely sprinkling outside, but you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.
…hey, is pot legal, or what???
…both you and your dog have therapists.

"Move Over Greece, We're Coming"

One-Fifth of all Americans are now on the government dole. Liberals should be proud. Hell, my dad would have been overjoyed. "Free stuff", he would have said. My big question is life is, how did I turn out the way I did; personal responsibility and all that jazz? Dating back to the days of 1980 with three children under six, living on a salary of eight thousand dollars, the days of powdered milk and macaroni and cheese, Lizzie and I refused any government assistance. Furthermore, I don't think we gave it a thought. Greece is burning down in case you haven't noticed and the liberals keep singing "Oh do dah dey".

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Long Ago Memories Of Tim

If you happen to think this is a photo of MJH you are dumber than dumb. I'm the kind of guy who, if on a four foot ledge ten feet off the ground, would start crying and have to have the fire department come get him; sirens blaring. The Queen and I, about eight years ago, were on a walking tour of the Scottish Highlands. Half the time I stayed in camp. As soon as I heard the word 'Highlands' I called a therapist.
You've all been in a position when you see a picture or hear a song then your brain floods with a distant memory in a snap. As soon as I took a gander at the Sir Edmund Hillary type person on the rock in the above picture I thought of a guy named Tim Ferry. He was a grade and high school classmate of mine. He was a better friend of my buddy, Jude, but I was in the mix and that was important. He had nine brothers and it wasn't one for all and all for one in their family. It was more like, fend for yourself. All the Ferry boys were 'fenders'. They were survivalists. In my memory bank Tim Ferry would do anything, any time, any where. He was fearless. Tim was the Steve Irwin of the 1950's except he's still alive.
The Kate Shelley High Bridge, a few miles west of Boone, Iowa, was, and maybe still is, the highest double track railroad bridge in the world. Something tells me Tim took a stroll on it, sat on a railroad tie and looked down. There were only fifty or so Chicago & Northwestern trains using it then---on a daily basis!. If one of them came barreling across the bridge Tim would have tried a right cross across the bow hoping to knock it off the tracks and into the Des Moines River below. Tim Ferry was my idol when I was a pre-teenager. He wasn't afraid to punch a kid in the mouth when he was twelve years old. That action was a sign of manhood. Your average 12 year old aims for the gut. Mouth punching doesn't come until a guy turns 16 and when it happens it's all over town within an hour. "Hey, did ya' hear? Tim Ferry hit Buddy Stumbo in the mouth". That would be worthy of high school year book stuff.
I don't know where Tim Ferry is these days. Jude, knows. Maybe he'll forward this piece to him. After all, once a hero always a hero.

Purgatory: It Could Be Pure Hell

If you're a regular reader you've most likely noticed I gravitate to a few subjects more than others: golf is one. So are hot looking babes. Tell me, is there any place better than an international airport to check 'em out? The Catholic Church is often the focal point of my writing. If you pay attention I don't extol it's virtues or criticize the rules. Hey! Who am I to argue with St. Peter and St. Augustine? No, it's my purpose to observe the naughty things that go on in class, aka The Mass. For instance, down here in beautiful Miramar Beach, Florida, we attend Resurrection Church. It's a dandy. The priest, Fr. Tom Guido, looks anything like you would expect. "C'mon, with a name like Guido, You're thinking 5'5", fat belly, curly black hair and smoking a stogie while he does the Body and Blood of Christ deal". In reality he's 6'5", blondish and with a personality like that of Jay Leno. I'm certain the bishop put him in this parish because he could squeeze extra cash out of Snowbirds without them knowing it. Fr. Houdini, if you will. He's that good and enthusiastic about his role in the Church.
Lizzie and I attended 5 PM Mass yesterday. In the church are six rows of pews. There are ten rows with 20 people to a row. The pews were sardine packed and it was standing room only. Last week the wife had me take notice of a unique situation. She told me to look at each row, on each end, and see who sat there. "Yep, she was right". Men who look to be around 75, not a day younger, sit on the ends. Then during Mass there's a steady stream(no pun intended) of gents getting up and down, going to the washroom. I was surprised Lizzie noticed. This sounds like an MJ Hawkeye observation.
An explanation is now due on my part and it's for my non-Catholic friends who may need a few pointers in Catholicism. In our faith there's an afterlife place called Purgatory. To my way of thinking that's the only advantage non-Catholics have over us. It's not in their vocabulary. Regardless, after we croak the only way to go directly to Heaven is to have a soul as pure as anything or anyone. If there's the slightest smudge of black tar, even a minuscule one, we have to take the A train to Purgatory to get rid of it. This place is like Hell but not for eternity. That's a blessing. Anyway, we may even slow roast burn and what makes it worse is we may or may not see God while we burn. Think about it. We're rotating over an open pit. The temperature has to be 500 degrees F but, thank God, it's only temporary. So, I can tell myself, " Whew MJ, you've only got one thousand more years of this then you're home free". Do ya' think I'd be asking myself, "Oh God, why wasn't I born a Southern Baptist"? Don't tempt me!

It makes no difference where we go to Mass. We've attended in about every state in the Union. We've been to Mass in Puerto Rico, Ireland and France. It's all the same. As soon as communion is distributed congregants leave the Church. Mass isn't over and they walk out the door. Let's say you attend a massive dinner party at some famous persons' home. Lady Gaga will do. This is a big deal dinner party; mounds and pounds right before you. Then, after you've finished the main courses some waiter brings dessert. You chomp down on the chocolate mousse in mere seconds, throw your spoon on the table and announce, "Well, it's been real but I gotta run"! Every week this happens at every church; everywhere. The priest can only shake his head and utter "tsk-tsk" watching the sorry backsides 'of the faithful', strangling their walkers, doing an Olympic sprint to the parking lot.
I went to a men's club meeting last Tuesday at our church and was talking on this same subject to the good Fr. Guido. I gave him what I consider sage advice he could use from the pulpit at Sunday Mass. It's one of my favorite phrases. I gave him permission to tell it and shove the credit over to me so he could stay on the good side of the crowd.
"People, 90% of this congregation is a part of the 'check-out generation'. Every time you leave Mass early you add a trillion days to your stay in Purgatory. Remember this, Grampys and Grammys, it could be pure Hell. So, either get with the program or become a Baptist".

Obama Decides On New Rules Of Engagement

Here's a slap in the face for our soldiers. The Emperor has decided that US soldiers in Afghanistan must be directly fired upon to receive combat pay.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

This Isn't A Surprise

HOUSTON – A Washington Post report says Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee steered millions of tax dollars to the university where her husband worked. The report says Jackson Lee helped send more than $5 million to the University of Houston while her husband was vice president of student affairs. In a statement to KHOU 11 News, Jackson Lee said she never discussed funding with her husband and UH was one of many area schools that received federal dollars.

There's no surprise in this story. It happens every day. Ever hear the name Maxine Waters? That corrupt old bag has been the subject of subpoenas for what seems like a thousand years. To me the real story is, who would sleep in the same bed let alone have sex with Sheila Jackson Lee. Her husband has to be the butt-boy around their house.

Friday, February 10, 2012

"He's Our Man, Yes We Can"

A Texas elementary school is requiring an elementary class to learn a Pro-Obama song for Black History Month. Think back in time and come up with another president saluted in this manner. Makes you want to puke, doesn't it?

Is America Succumbing To Autocratic Rule?

The rights of Americans are being destroyed bit by bit and no one takes action against our autocratic leader.
Is this the end of our Constitution?

More Of This N' That

People are interesting. Down here in Destin, Florida I'll run into men and women from all over the United States. There are scads of Canadians; mostly from around the Toronto area. One of the best of times is when I go to the driving range. Last week a fella next to me was hitting balls . He was the general manager of a golf course and the only hotel in Cooperstown, New York. Unless you've been living in a basement your entire life Cooperstown is the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. My family visited Cooperstown twenty years ago. It's just as you would guess; a quaint New England village with s beatiful lake in the center of town. Can you guess his name? I can't either because thirty seconds after he introduced himself I had forgotten it. Then there were three men from Vermont who let me join their threesome.
I've decided there's one thing all men have in common when on the golf course: regardless if you're from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Vermont or Ontario the F word us pretty much universal. There's nothing like the F word to achieve total camaraderie among men. Now I'm think they may even say it in France.

About ten years ago I attended an industrial convention as a part of my job. It was in downtown Columbus, Ohio and after entering the pavilion I had to register. At one of the booths was a hot looking babe so obviously I gravitated toward where she was sitting. I was standing in line waiting to be signed in and I noticed she had an ID with her hometown on a badge lying off to the side. It happened to be a burg community in Manitoba. There was also a large Canadian map directly behind her with her province, the county and her hometown. As long as a person isn't hurtful it's okay to play with people's minds isn't it? That's what I always tell myself. When it was my turn to fill out the forms she asked me a question. I mentioned that she must be from Manitoba. "How did you know that", she said? "I'm a territorial linguist and I've been brought in as a speaker to help salesmen adapt to their customers by learning the nuances of local dialects", I answered. A person would have to be more than eccentric to come up with this explanation so I guess that explains me. At any rate, I told her it was easy to tell she was from Manitoba. I got the normal "Oohs and Aahs". Then I said I could do one better than that. I proceeded to tell her what county she lived in and I topped off the ice cream Sunday with this cherry. "And your hometown is so and so". And do you know what I did next? I picked her jaw up off the floor and walked away. No harm, no foul.
Yesterday I played the Links golf course in Miramar Beach. It's a scenic 18 holes that wraps around the Whatchahatchee Bay. On the 9th, a par 5, I was waiting to hit my second shot. My ball was twenty feet from the water so I walked over to side of the fairway and looked down at the crystal clear site. . There were, at the very least, five dozen balls below the surface and ten feet from shore. My heart began to pound. "It wouldn't take much to remove my pants and jump in", I thought. "I wonder if the lady in our group would mind"? I doubt she would have said anything but her husband might have so I tucked that thought away for later reference. Maybe I could sneak out just before sunset. It was at that very point in time I counted eight jellyfish floating aimlessly near the white, circular treasures. If you've never seen one they're shaped like a bell, whitish in color; almost transparent, with small tentacles. These were about eight inches in length with a circumference of the same. Their life consists of bobbing in the sea, their movements subjected only to currents and high winds. They do nothing except eat; no pressures, no chores, no obligations. They ARE my new heroes.
Lizzie's on a health kick. When were arrived here she thought she was looking like a sack of potatoes. When I'm on vacation, which is everyday, if I thought I looked like a 5 lb. bag of Russets I'd buy a 10 lb. bag. Lizzie began to work out on the treadmill then after this she takes a four mile walk. She's also cut out snacks and eats salads. The poor girl is demented. And this is what has surprised me most. She's dropped weight whereby she has no waist. What do they call it? Oh yeah, an hour glass figure. Maybe tomorrow I'll begin her regimen---but I doubt it. Besides, it'll be Saturday. That's one of my days of rest.

Built In Airbags Saved Her Life

Some people go to great lengths to insure their safety. You have to give Sheyla Hershey credit for looking ahead to make certain her 'personal assets' kept her out of harms way. On the way home from a Super Bowl party Ms. Hershey ran her car into a tree. You are probably surprised to learn this young mother was charged with drunken driving. Luckily for her she had built-in twins in the car that protected her from serious injury. If you happen to live in the Houston area it would behoove you to check up on Sheyla to make sure she's recuperating properly. Send her a get well card. It's possible she may get back to you.

P.S. Why do I have this nagging feeling that somewhere down the road this post will be one of the most viewed?