Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lies, Lies And More Lies

When Obama met with Archbishop Michael Dolan about healthcare coverage and the Catholic Church, promises were made about Catholics not having their rights infringed upon. According to Dolan these promises turned out to be a pack of lies. As Dolan tells us in this article and what I have been writing about since this 'contraception BS' started this administration is continuing it's program of becoming a dictatorship.

Another Gift

Our daughter gave birth to a little girl yesterday. It's our ninth grandchild. We've been blessed with grandchildren. Our two oldest are seven years old so you can understand when I say that these are the enjoyable years. When we have the chance to see the kiddies they're excited to see 'Gan' and Grandpa. In a couple of years, as they get older, things will change. It's fun to have them run and jump and smile when we come up the driveway. Our oldest, Oscar, gives me a hug once in awhile but we're now moving into the handshake stage of our relationship.
Grandmas and grandpas do a lot for their grandkids. My wallet is always open to them. Another thing about being my age is I've saved a lot of what people would call junk over the years. I'm sort of a pack rat. Oscar has glommed onto the baseball cards I've had for years. I always thought the cards would be of great value and I'd cash them in for a golf trip somewhere, sometime. Not so. The last time he was at the house he was looking at them and I said, "take what you want". Four year old Genevieve found a slew of padlocks and wanted to know why I had so many. "You can have 'em", I told her. Lord knows what a kid can do with padlocks. Maybe she has a closet full of diamonds, rubies and emeralds that need to be protected. Hey! She does have another grandpa. Grandpas are for giving things away.
Our new granddaughter has been named 'Murphy'. After the ninth I'm not as excited about being a granddaddy as I was for the first. I'm happy she has ten fingers and ten toes and the lungs are in working order but, really, all I had to do with her birth was pass down some genes. My kids like to name their children by using some aspect of family. Lizzie's mother's maiden name was Murphy; hence, she gets to use that moniker for the rest of her life. Maybe she'll marry a Murphy. I'm sure it's happened before. I don't know the reason why but whenever a birth is announced females always want to know the weight and length of the child. It must a girl thing. Anyway, baby Murphy is super sized; 9 lbs. 2 oz. I don't know her length. Guys don't care. It's not like she's going to be fitted for a prom dress any time soon.
Murphy's mother is 41 years old and this is her 3rd child. That's elderly for baby making and considering she didn't have the first until she was 37 she's done okay in that department. Maybe she's done. When Lizzie was born her mom was 42 and The Queen had two younger brothers after her.
If I had to put a Vegas bet on more children I'd say our kids are finished but being that they're all Catholics there's always a possibility of more. Since we have enough to field a baseball team it might be a good time to stop. And as I've always said to my kids when another is born, "all you're doing is diluting their inheritance.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Do You Have These Numbers

Mega Millions winning numbers: 46-23-38-4-2-MB 23

I feel like a winner. In my greediness I purchased two tickets and and a 46 showed up on one of them. I hope a liberal wins the entire pot so they have to do something they've never done before--pay taxes!
The winning ticket would help pay down our national debt for fifteen minutes

Obama Delays Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years:
The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.

And some people wonder why China is grabbing up as much oil as they can.

Obama Hectic Work Schedule

Obama Schedule: Friday March 30, 2012 — White House Dossier


9:55 am || Departs White House
11:35 am || Arrives Burlingon, Vermont
1:15 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; Sheraton Burlington Hotel
2:35 pm || Delivers remarks at second fundraiser; University of Vermont; Burlington
3:30 pm || Departs Burlington
4:20 pm || Arrives Portland, Maine
5:15 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #3; Southern Maine Community College, Portland
7:20 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #4; Portland Museum of Art
8:35 pm || Departs Portland
10:20 pm || Arrives White House

39%

The United States now has the highest corporate tax rate of any country in the world. It took a long time to overtake Japan but we all pulled together to prove that we are indeed, #1 in something.

If One Turd Replaces Another Turd Do They Smell Different

Keith Olbermann has been fired by Current TV, the network announced Friday. He will be replaced by former New York governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer.

Olbermann had hosted “Countdown,” which he brought from MSNBC after his exit there, since June. His short tenure began with fanfare, but ended, as many of Olbermann’s previous jobs have, with deep acrimony on both sides.

Spitzer, who had his own short-lived stint as the host of “Parker Spitzer” (later called “In The Arena”) on CNN, will begin hosting his show, “Viewpoints,” immediately on Friday night.

20 Fringe Benefits Of Being A Liberal

You have to give liberalism a certain amount of credit. It doesn’t work, destroys lives, and pits people against each other, but that's not to say that there are no advantages to being a liberal. Sure, you may end up sleeping in a tent in Zuccotti Park, reading Noam Chomsky's laughably ignorant books, or having to watch Rachel Maddow babble incoherent nonsense on MSNBC, but the fringe benefits cannot be beaten!

1) If you're a politician, no matter how dumb you are or how poor your decision-making is, the press will still never question your intelligence.

2) You can claim to personally speak for everyone in your gender or racial group, like you're their leader, and the press will take you seriously.

3) You can feel completely superior to people who are more admired, more influential, richer, happier, more successful, and just generally better than you in almost every way (like Sarah Palin) because they’re conservatives.

4) You can declare that other people should have their money taken away and given to the government and still get credit for being "compassionate" even if you give nothing yourself.

5) You can leave a woman to die at the bottom of a tidal pool, use crack, or have a gay prostitution ring run out of your apartment and other liberals will STILL vote for you.

Read the rest here:

Biden Calls For A Global Tax

Good job, Joe. Keep up the tax talk. Wanna bet he read the script incorrectly?

looking spoon

Flashback: Obama Says “You Can’t Go Take a Trip To Vegas On Taxpayer’s Dime”…

Queen Michelle and the girls stop over in Vegas for some vacation time. It's the 'little people' who can't go to Vegas. Not a problem for the Obama's; we get to pay for it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Murder Update: Parents Of Murdered British Students Criticize Obama

The parents of two British students murdered in Florida have criticised President Barack Obama for his lack of compassion over their son's deaths.
His failure to respond to three letters sent to the White House was because there was no "political value" and not worthy of a few minutes of his time.
They spoke out as teenager Shawn Tyson began a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of James Cooper and James Kouzaris last April.
The 17 year old, who shot the men as they begged for their lives, will die in prison.
His conviction of first degree murder carries an mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole.

Obama: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” — Part II


Finally, something from the President we can all agree on!
hat tip: weasel zippers

Wisconsin Lib Talk Show Host Accusses Lt. Gov. Of "Pulling Trains"


Lib radio talker attacks GOP Lt. Gov. of Wisconsin, Rebecca Kleefisch: She “performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee” and “pulled a train”.

This is so embarrassing I thought long and hard about whether to include this in my blog. Why is it society is inundated with these degenerates and they continue to have a presence? I don't know much about the radio host, John Sylvester, at WDTY radio. I've heard about his diatribes before. If he has a wife and children they must be very proud. The very wonderful, Michelle Malkin, has the story. Read it and be sad.

Gay Pride Flag Flies Over U.S. Base In Afghanistan


The Pentagon issued orders that no Christian crosses were to be visible in that country on American bases. Is this what's called 'fundementally transforming America'? It must be part of the Hope and Change thingy.

How Would Ya' Like This Dating Your Daughter


This 'person' is a George Zimmerman protester. And the Left wonders why we can't take them seriously. "Mom, Dad, meet your new son in law. And we're going to have a baby. We'll be living with you for some time until Broaddus can get a job".

Goodness Gracious Great Balls Of Fire


Is there a better example of masochism than getting married for the seventh time? Jerry Lewis is about to do just that. Lewis, back in the 50's, was a slightly wilder version of Elvis. His claim to fame happened when he married a 13 year-old, his cousin once removed. I always like his songs. Unlike Elvis I can't remember that he ever sang a ballad. He always belted out vocals like his hair was on fire.
Anyway, he's getting married again, for the seventh time. That scares me just thinking about it. Two years ago I was on a fishing trip to Canada with eight guys. Each day we were paired with a different fisherman. On the last day I was stuck with a guy named Jim. He was on his second marriage. His first wife died ten years ago and, I am so serious about this, all he did was talk about his first wife; how much he missed and loved her. Fun stuff, huh?. It was like being in prison for a thousand years with Charles Manson as a roomie. Well, after the day was done, he told me what a wonderful time he had had and how we should do this again sometime. All the while I was thinking to myself, "if Lizzie died ten years ago I don't think I could remember her first name".
I hope the 76 year-old Jerry Lee Lewis enjoys his wedded bliss. Dollar to a doughnut he can't remember his other six wives's names, either.

Gimme A Break. It's Only A Buck

There's a lottery taking place this Friday and the winner is going to receive around $500 million. I might give it a shot. In case you're wondering I don't gamble. I suck at cards but only because I don't know how to play, therefore I don't. There was that time in college when I was quite the pinochle aficionado but now I don't think I could count meld. I used to go to the Indian casino near our lake place to play video poker using the 25 cent machines but stopped doing that when they were caught cheating for the fifth time.
Today I'll be looking for some out of the way, cheesy looking gas station dump; the kind that no one goes into. Is there anything worse than standing behind some dufus who is buying lottery tickets for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and each ticket has it's own special number. It's like waiting to have an abscessed tooth removed and you're fifteenth on the list.
There was a financial guy on Neil Cavuto's show last night talking about the lottery. He said that 62% of all winners go broke within some such time frame. Obviously, it's the cause of other social ills; divorce, alcoholism, etc.
Except for a couple of million I'd give mine all away. I'm a huge fan of St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus. My youngest son attended the all-male high school. It's the best ever. They'd get a big chunk of cash. Fr. Lutz is the pastor of a Catholic Church, Holy Family, on West Broad Street in downtown Columbus. They have zero funds and he ministers to drug addicts, prostitutes and the mentally challenged. He feeds 1500 people a day at their food center and these are all hot meals. Fr. Lutz would receive a windfall. Lizzie and I would have to 'adios' Dublin for awhile to escape all the folks who have sob stories, especially relatives.
Know what is a big mistake for the folks who bet every day on the lottery? It's having special numbers; birthdays, anniversaries, children's birth years. Think how miserable they'd feel if they missed the big prize by one. Their entire day would be ruined. They'd be in a real bad mood and go home and beat the wife or dog, whichever got in their way first. As for me, I'm a random picker. Then when the numbers are announced and the winner isn't from the scum hole gas station where I purchased the ticket I'd throw it away without a look see. Who knows, I may have won a lesser prize, like getting my dollar back. But I don't care. After all, it's only a buck.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Quiz: Who Made This Proclamation

"I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons, I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals."

Select only one answer:

1) Gandhi
2) Donald Duck
3) Zazu Pitts
4) Nile Kinnick
5) Cy the Cyclone
6) A communist who lives on Pennsylvania Avenue

How MSNBC Manipulates The News

Here’s how MSNBC framed the call:


“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. . . he looks black,” Zimmerman told a police dispatcher from his car.

What he really said:


ZIMMERMAN: This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

911 DISPATCHER: Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

As for MSNBC, back in Iowa we call 'em piss ants.

50 Reasons To Send Your Children To Private Schools

My sincere hope is, after you've read the list of fifty words, you'll ask yourself, "I wonder why MJ Hawkeye placed these in his posting". The answer is that the New York City Board of Education is going to vote on whether or not these fifty words are to be banned from standardized tests. Go ahead and take a peek at all of them. Read the entire article if you wish but, in a nutshell, the Board of Ed doesn't want your kiddies to have their feelings hurt by looking at words like divorce, especially if their parent's had one. And cancer. Why, if a member of their family had cancer or, God forbid, a family member or friend died of it they would have bad memories. The one that got to me was 'dinosaurs'. If I'm not mistaken that was a no-no word if you do or don't believe in evolution. It's no wonder conservatives want to abolish the Dept. of Education. Once again I'm in awe at how utterly stupid our educational system has become. I'm thankful I left the teaching profession when I did. You do know what happened to the Jet Blue pilot who pulled a schizo move yesterday and went bonkers. Me plus teacher plus today would equal bonkers! Here's the list:
•Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
•Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
•Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
•Bodily functions
•Cancer (and other diseases)
•Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
•Celebrities
•Children dealing with serious issues
•Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
•Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
•Crime
•Death and disease
•Divorce
•Evolution
•Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
•Gambling involving money
•Halloween
•Homelessness
•Homes with swimming pools
•Hunting
•Junk food
•In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
•Loss of employment
•Nuclear weapons
•Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
•Parapsychology
•Politics
•Pornography
•Poverty
•Rap Music
•Religion
•Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
•Rock-and-Roll music
•Running away
•Sex
•Slavery
•Terrorism
•Television and video games (excessive use)
•Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
•Vermin (rats and roaches)
•Violence
•War and bloodshed
•Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
•Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

Is This A Hate Crime Or A Misunderstood Young Man


An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun.
Nancy and Bob Strait, who had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in December, were discovered by their daughter at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Both the pensioners were rushed to hospital where Mrs Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries.
Mr Strait, who served in the 101st Airborne Division in World War II, suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and severe bleeding. He is in a serious condition in hospital.
Police have arrested 20-year-old Tyrone Dale David Woodfork in connection with the murder.

Kentucky And Louisville Fans Fight At Dialysis Clinic

I've thought about this more times than I should. Sports, from a marble tournament to the NCAA Final Four, is the most important thing to happen to America and Americans. It's more important than missiles being aimed at the US from Mexico; an incurable disease rampaging the country with no known cure would go unnoticeable while the Super Bowl was taking place. If Obama went on television and announced that everyone in this country under the age of ten and over the age of sixty would be executed it would draw a yawn from the public 'IF' that announcement took place during the World Series. I've said this a hundred times and even put it on this blog two years ago. If an airplane went down in flames at the Columbus International airport on a Thursday evening during the football season and all two hundred passengers and crew were killed the lead story on the next day's news show would be: who will start at quarterback for the Buckeyes on Saturday. No lie! And you can transfer this same scenario to Lincoln, Neb., Norman, Okla., and any other big time football program in America.
To illustrate I present you this situation concerning two goobers from the state that sits to our southern border, Kentucky. They take basketball seriously down there. Other than basketball, methamphetamines, horses and Jack Daniels there isn't much going on in the Bluegrass state. The yokels in question got into a fight while awaiting the use of a dialysis machine. One of them was a UK fan and the other a Louisville basketball supporter. They play each other in the semi-finals of the NCAA basketball tournament this week-end. Figure this out. These two birds have poison in their urine and have to have needles inserted somewhere in their bodies on a what, twice weekly basis, and they're flipping each other the bird and swearing on their mother's graves about a basketball game all the while preparing for a fist fight.
And you if you don't think sports rules in this country you need to wise up.
I have only one thing to add to this posting: "GO HAWKEYES! Or suck grapes".

Obama's Flexibility To Lie After An Election

Did you see how Obama tried to joke his way out of the hot mic faux pas by joking about it the next day. This traitor said he will deal with the Russians personally, sans congress, on the issues. He is pure evil.

Charles Hurt @ The Washington Times:
"Turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago’s South Side.

Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.

Mr. Obama reached the darkest low of his presidency this week in South Korea when he was caught on an unseen mic plotting with the leader of one of our oldest adversaries to thwart the will of American voters and advance the interests of enemies who want to see the world’s last remaining beacon of freedom finally destroyed".

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nepotism: It's A Beautiful Thing


(Boston Herald) — Onyango Obama — the president’s illegal alien half uncle — admitted to sufficient facts today in his drunken driving bust and his case is being continued without a finding for one year — but he must surrender his license.

Strict Rules For Female Chinese Astronauts


The Chinese don't mess around when putting female astronauts in space. There are two requirements: 1) they have to be married and 2) they can't have BO, as in body odor. From the looks of this dolly there are no flies buzzing around her head. I'd say she's good to go.

A Gomer Pyle Moment

An unemployed man cut off his foot to continue claiming jobless benefits – only to discover he is still eligible for work. The 56-year-old put his hacked off foot in oven so medics could not reattach it.

The Plot To Get Rush

It was a set up. It's important that you read about how Media Matters, thru George Soros, is using millions of dollars to destroy free speech and the conservatives.
From start to finish.
A quite specific, quite detailed plot to get Rush Limbaugh, ruin his career, and drive him off the air.
Next targets? Sean Hannity and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Lots to cover here.
Let's start with Mr. Angelo Carusone.
Who is Angelo Carusone? Today he is now the "Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America."

Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa


"Bless me Jack Lalanne, it's been seven days since my last binge. I hope with the penance and absolution of you, oh great body exerciser, I may continue blah-blah-blah! (Say sins). I ate two bags of non-processed popcorn popped in coconut oil.
In addition to the baked potato I consumed a half pint of smores ice cream and donut holes, eight of them, from Krispy Kreme. For these and all my calories consumed I am sorry for my sins and ask for forgiveness and absolution from you, guru." JL: "Go and purge yourself my son and consume no more. Work out religiously and do not lie on the couch. MJH: "The first I can do. As for the second two, fat chance".

Blame This On The Media: A Rush To Judgement?


It's interesting how the media can sway the public viewpoint with a picture and a few well placed words. Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist in the latter part of the 1800's, was credited with bringing down the infamous and corrupt William M. Tweed Ring of New York City. At the time Tweed and his cronies were making millions off of graft cash. Immigrants at the time couldn't read but they could see a cartoon and understand. Nast brought this home to them and they voted the crooks out in droves.
So, what the media has given you in the past few weeks is a cherubic photo of Trayvon Martin when he was thirteen years old. What a sweet, innocent child. Now, if you'll look at the picture on the right you may have a different perception; gold teeth and all. If you could see the tattoos on his arms it might change your perceptions altogether. Now we find out he received a ten day suspension from school for having a bag on his person with marijuana residue in it. All I'm tryin' to say is: "remember the Duke lacrosse team"!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Evidence Suggests Trayvon Was A Drug Dealer And Gang Banger


recent photo instead of the 13 year-old picture the media has been showing.

Is MJH causing trouble by showing opposite views concerning Trayvon Martin? No. I don't want there to be another Duke Lacrosse scandal is all. Evidence seems to be supporting the fact that Trayvon wasn't an altar boy.

Obama Argues Against Obamacare

In the 2008 campaign Obama argues that Hillary's individual mandate was a bad thing.
It's an etch a sketch moment. (text & video)

Former NAACP Leader Slams Sharpton And Jackson Over Trayvon Martin

Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.”

“His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller.

The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”

Obama To Russia: After My Re-Election I Will Have More Flexibility In Dealing With You

President Obama got caught in private conversation with a hot mic today in Seoul, South Korea, telling outgoing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Vladimir Putin should give him more "space" and that "[a]fter my election I have more flexibility."

Jake Tapper has the exchange:

President Obama: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space."

President Medvedev: "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…"

President Obama: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

President Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you."
video included

Male Liberal Pick-Up Line #4

Why Obama Desires A Race War

One instance of prejudice in action means little. Add 'em up and there's a pattern. Just as I know Obama is a Islamo/communist and have written on this topic beforehand it is now apparent that he not only wants, but desires, a race war.
Citing examples, let us work our way back to the beginning of his administration when the Cambridge police, and rightly so, questioned a black Harvard professor about his presence in a neighborhood. The police were called because a neighbor did not recognize the professer on his own porch. I'm a good neighbor and if I see a stranger you can darned well believe I'm going to take action. Obama intervened on the matter which should have been handled locally(the man in question was a friend of Obama's) and said the police "acted stupidly". Of course, this brought on the 'Beer Summit' which was a joke in itself.
I haven't heard anything from AG, Eric Holder, or Obama about the Black Panther's proclamation offering a $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman; Dead or Alive. This edict has been on paper and vocalized so that it is now the mantra of the Far Left loons. Ladies and gentleman, this is a threat on an individuals life and his civil rights are now being jeopardized. But it doesn't count because he happens to be 'White' according to the media even though he's a mix of Caucasian and Peruvian.
When Obama says, "If Tayvon Martin was my son he would look just like me," what is he saying? What does he want the American people to do? Is he exhorting 'his' people to pick up a gun and go out into the streets? What did he mean when, in a speech two years ago, (referring to Republicans) "if they bring a knife we'll being a gun"?
During the 2008 campaign Obama referenced whites when he said 'they cling to their guns and bibles'; as if there are no murders in metropolitan cities. This was a direct slap in the face to our Judeo-Christian society upon which the Declaration and Constitutions are based.
Going back, once again, to the Ft. Hood Massacres, A Muslim in the armed forces screams "Allahu Akbar" before he goes on a murderous rampage. And we're(the people) supposed to shut up and because all the facts on the case aren't in.
If there is a race war in this country it emanates from the White House and the Office of the Attorney General.
A few years ago, while in Turkey, Obama said we are no longer a Christian nation. We are a Christan nation built on Judeo-Christian law. (video) Our country wasn't established by the law of Mohammad or Buddha or even Zoroaster. This is ridiculous.
Obama needs a war to keep he and his cronies in office. Americans, in time of social problems, are reluctant to throw out the establishment, even if they are composed of communists.

Sunday, March 25, 2012



Thank the Lord for Geraldo. He was on television exhorting all young people to give up their 'Hoodies'. His embarrassed son e-mailed him to clam up. 'Hoodies' must denote bad guys from the street. It's funny how times change. Back in '64 by buddy, Dick Musser, and I had one set of outer wear; red sweatshirts with hoods and a pouch in front to keep our hands warm. I lied. We also had white swweatshirts; same style, though. Over these we wore our our athletic letter jackets; red and green in color with a big 'ol letter 'B' for Boone on the heart side. We never had a fear of getting shot for looking like 'Hoods'. Fruity looking maybe but not hoods.

Trayvon Obama

March 25, 2012 by Don Surber

Fools rush in…

President Obama’s embrace of the Trayvon Martin controversy — “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” — is an unforced error that likely will blow up in his face. The president likely will regret his association with a case that on the surface looks as though police blew off the “murder” of a young black man. Killing and murder are two very different things and surely a man who spent 18 years in Sunday school at Trinity United Church of Christ and 3 years in law school at Harvard should get the nuance.

The first red flag to pop up is that Al Sharpton is involved. That automatically raises the credibility question. This could be Tawana Brawley II".

A Photo Quiz, Who Am I


You'll never guess. Answer next week or when I feel like it. Hint(s) female. Hollywood and television star.

Taxes On Gas


From Ace of Spades HQ:

Of any given barrel, according to the Texas Oil and Gas Association, only about 19.5 gallons of gasoline are derived from an average barrel of crude. That's less than 1/2 of the barrel, but let's say we could actually by that 1/2 barrel for 1/2 the price of a whole barrel - it would cost $52 for 19.5 gallons or $2.67 per gallon (at $120 barrel it would be $3 per gallon). According to the U.S. Energy information agency, 76% of the price of gas at the pump is attributable to the cost of crude (see here), 11% to distribution, marketing and refining and - 12% to taxes. Your local taxes may vary. Here in North Carolina, it's about $.35 gallon. According to this site, Exxon (for example) makes about $.02 per gallon profit, or about 1/15 of what the state takes in.

Obama claims:

“We have subsidized oil companies for a century. We want to encourage production of oil and gas, and make sure that wherever we’ve got American resources, we are tapping into them. But they don’t need an additional incentive when gas is $3.75 a gallon, when oil is $1.20 a barrel, $1.25 a barrel. They don’t need additional incentives. They are doing fine.”
Is this another of those 57 states deals?

Is This Fair



The unfortunate young girl pictured has been booted out of the Miss Universe contest. You may be surprised to find out why. It's an interesting story and I might have had a change in my own philosophy. Read about her here

Caption This



Do you remember when Clinton went to the DMZ between North and South Korea? He was looking through binoculars the same way Obama is and he didn't take off the lens caps. What must soldiers think when they have this guy as their commander-in-chief?
Never being in the armed forces I'm about as qualified to be a military leader as is Dumbo except that I love the troops.

Back By Popular Demand

From April 28, 2011

50 Reasons Why Obama Should Not Be Re-Elected

Hugh Hewitt is a radio talk show host, contributing writer to Townhall Magazine and brilliant. He has started a list of 50 reasons why Obama should not be re-elected.

1. Obamacare
2. The failed $850 billion stimulus
3. High, persistent unemployment
4. Gas prices
5. The 2012 budget's fecklessness
6. Massive deficits each and every year
7. The seizure of GM and Chrysler, the transfer of bondholder wealth to unions, and the dumping of the GM stock at a loss
8. Dodd-Frank/Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae support
9. Hostility to Israel, including attack on apartment expansion and icing of Prime Minister Netanyahu in basement of White House
10. Failure to support Iran's Green Revolution
11. Failure to support Syrian revolution
12. The Libyan Fiasco
13. The incompetent handling of the Gulf Oil disaster
14. The unnecessary permitorium in the aftermath of the Gulf Oil disaster
15. The shutdown of Shell's Arctic oil exploration by EPA
16. The president's push for cap-and-tax in the Congress
17. The president's attempt to unconstitutionally impose cap-and-tax via EPA when the Congress wouldn't pass cap-and-tax
18. The president's push for unconstitutional restrictions on free speech on his political enemies while keeping the unions free to spend money on campaigns via The Disclose Act
19. The president's attempt to unconstitutionally impose The Disclose Act on his political opponents but not unions via Executive Order
20. The president's use of unaccountable "czars"
21. The president's refusal to accept Congressional direction vis-a-vis his "czars" contained in the last 2011 Continuing Resolution
22. The president's verbal assault on the Supreme Court while the members of the Court sat before him in the state of the Union
23. The president and Eric Holder's politicization of the Department of Justice, including the black panthers case and the refusal to defend DOMA
24. The president's use of demonizing rhetoric towards his opponents, such as accusing doctors of performing unnecessary surgery for money
25. The president's hyper-partisan approach to governing including "I won, you lost" in 2009 and the assault on Paul Ryan with Paul Ryan as an invited guest in the president's April 2011 "deficit speech."
26. Bowing to the Saudi King and the Japanese emperor
27. Returning the bust of Churchill to Great Britain
28. Removing the missile shield from Poland and the Czech Republic
29. Backing the would-be dictator of Hondorus when that nation's Supreme Court rightfully removed him from office
30. Failure to push for quick ratification of free trade agreements with Columbia, Panama and South Korea
31. Indecision on Afghanistan surge coupled with announcement of eventual withdrawal.
32. Incoherence on Egypt, most obviously with the dispatch of Frank Wizner and then rejection of Wizner's advice vis-a-vis Mubarak.
33. Appointment Craig Beck to NLRB via recess appointment
34. Appointment of FCC commissioners who are pursuing "net neutrality" without Congressional authorization
35. Failure to resume full water deliveries to California's Central Valley because of the Delta Smelt
36. Attempt to close Guantanamo Bay
37. Attempt to try terrorists in New York City
38. Janet "The System Worked" Napolitano
39. Government takeover of the student loan program
40. Cancellation of "virtual border fence" project with no replacement or indeed concern for border security
41. The "Beer Summit" and the attack on the Cambridge Police Department
42. The Department of Justice's attack on Arizona for that state's exercise of its sovereign legislative authority on the issue of citizen identification rules
43. The attack on Scott Walker and Wisconsin for the governor's and the state legislature's exercise of their sovereign legislative authority on public employment issues
44. Dabbling in basketball brackets while the Middle East fell into chaos and the gas prices skyrocketed
45. Arguing that American exceptionalism was the same as any nation's sense of exceptionalism
46. Implying that Minnesota bridge collapse was the result of lack of infrastructure funding
47. Inserting himself into campaign for the Olympics
48. Attack on D.C. voucher program
49. Van Jones and a long list of other appointees who are radical socialists/communists
50. Teleprompter dependency and the worst run of presidential rhetoric since Millard Fillmore combined with testiness in the few interviews he grants.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Right Wing Terrorists And Hate Monger's

What If The Kid Isn't Guilty?


Black Panther Party Issues 'Wanted-Dead Or Alive' Photo

ORLANDO - "A witness we haven't heard from before paints a much different picture than we've seen so far of what happened the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all.
Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness".

People are sheeples. Journalists are on the look out for the 'big scoop'. Already George Zimmerman has been tried and found guilty by the press. Sean Hannity and O'Reilly had voiced their ill-found opinions, too, and have offered up Zimmerman's head on a platter. This morning on Fox he was referred to as a Caucasian but I've explained that misstatement.

The master of race baiters, Jesse Jackson, the biggest phony in the history of race relations is spouting his hate speech. The only reason Sharpton hasn't said much is because his mother died a few days ago. Like a bad cold, he'll be back.

As for Jackson now we have to put up with his "no justice no peace" pukey statements.
There's a dandy article coming from his ugly lips posted here.

This is all media generated. I'll ask this question: how many of you have heard of James Cooper and James Kouzaris? I'm not surprised. They were, and I emphasize the word, 'were' British citizens visiting in Florida. It's too bad they were gunned down by a punk African-America 16 year-old while they begged for their lives.
It's sad when people die before their full life has been lived. It's too bad there are 50,000 murders in the US every year. It's a travesty that the media and thugs like Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan cherry pick stories to create divisiveness in the nation. When you hear the name, Caylee Anthony, did you recall her immediately or did you think about her for a few seconds? If it isn't Caylee then it's a George Zimmerman or what the heck was that guy's name who was accused of the bombings during the Atlanta Olympics. It's sad I can't even remember his name but the press set him up and he suffered immeasurably. As Glenn Beck said: "there's a better than even chance a civil war is coming to our country and who could we blame for that"? I'm putting my money on Barack Obama, Jackson, Farrakhan, Sharpton, SEIU, Eric Holder, teachers unions, the thugs in the United Auto Workers, the Black Panther's, the Occupy nitwits and every other communist left wing outfit in America. I made fun of my hunting skills in a recent post but there's a reason for taking up shooting at a range. I want to be prepared.

Day 3 Of The Potato Diet

Here's the deal about dieting: eat foods you hate. Yesterday I found a salad bag in the fridge left over from last week. The leafs were only three-quarters brown so I thought, "what can it hurt"? Add some low fat Western dressing and I've made myself a lunch fit for a pauper. There is only one food I absolutely detest that doesn't hit my mouth; it's squash. This is Lizzie's comfort food. I'd rather eat Canadian goose eggs raw than put that crap down my gullet.
I don't normally eat salads at home. As you may have heard salads are what food eats. As long as I'm on the subject, why is it that beef cattle can eat hay, oats, corn, grass and lichens and still get big and fat, not to mention tasty? I do eat salads when Lizzie and I go to fancy restaurants. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's a status symbol. Personally, I'd rather snag two sandwiches at Chick fil A for six bucks than sit down at a Ruth Chris and pay a million dollars. Wanna hear a great story? About fifteen years ago I was in a group of six of guys who went to a Ruth Chris in Dublin, Ohio. We were all sufficiently lubricated and I always turned into Mr. Big Spender when I was that way. My buddy, Mont, who was like a surrogate dad was with us and I wanted to treat he and the other guys. When the bill arrived after dinner I snapped it up and paid. Including tip it came to $400.00.
Just prior to me putting my card on the bill tray my best buddy snuck out into the hallway and told the maitre de that he wanted to pick up the bill but didn't want anyone to know about it. He paid with cash. Pretty funny, huh? It wasn't until two weeks later that my pal and I were discussing the dinner when he told me what he had done. In a situation like this a compassionate person would have said nothing but since I'm not that way I said, "Buddy, you're an idiot" and then told him why! We laugh about that one a lot.
The second thing about dieting happens in the first three days. It is important to semi-shrink the stomach; to get used to feeling hungry. After a period of 72 hours hunger takes on the feeling of "I'm a lean, mean fighting machine". If I can start with two protein shakes a day and munch down on two baked potato's for my evening dinner, Ala onions, peas and catsup, I've got it made. The difficult part of dieting happens between six and bedtime. Good intentions are in the toilet during this four hour period. It's almost as if a person goes into a coma. They absolutely forget about their no-graze policy, then, after consuming a gallon of cookie dough ice cream, they slap the forehead and ask themselves, "What have I done"? But the easy out is, "I'll start tomorrow". Not for me. I'm on day three and have this thing almost licked. Two days ago I stepped on the scale and it read 210. This morning I was looking at 150. This baked potato diet is amazing. My goal is to get down to my original weight: 7 lbs. 11 ozs.

Sen. Dick 'Dink' Durbin Calls For NFL Bounty Hearings

Ah yes, another prime example of how utterly futile our government priorities lie. Sen. Dick(D-ink) Durbin of Illinois has called for hearings regarding the NFL and the bounties given by taking out opposing quarterbacks. I don't know about you but this is top drawer stuff for some. As for me, don't we have a few more items on the plate in the US Senate to worry about? It's another prime example of how embarrassing it is to witness what these baboons(Senators) do on a daily basis. "Hey Dick, ever hear of passing a budget"?

Friday, March 23, 2012

This Is What The Obama Campaign Is Selling


How classy is this?

Remember what Vice President Biden said about Obamacare? He said it was a “big f***ing deal.”

Well, now the Obama campaign is hoping to turn the vice president’s vulgarity into cash for the 2012 presidential race. They’re selling t-shirts with Biden’s naughty words emblazoned across the front.
“Stand with President Obama by reminding your friends and family that health care reform is still a BFD,” the campaign declared.

“Health Reform – Still a BFD,” the t-shirt reads. It’s yours for $30

Let Me Tell You About Big Buff

Big Ol' Buff: He's my ex-college roomie, my stockbroker and one of my dearest friends. The Buffer lives in Miami, Oklahoma. I've written about this place before. It's perched in the very northeast corner of Oklahoma. When I did a piece on Miami two years ago I mentioned there were 13 gambling casinos in town. Well, quite a few of them got pregnant out of wedlock because they now have twenty-three.
Buff and I had lost track of each other after our college years and didn't see one another until 2008 after I made a trip to Kansas to see my kids. "Hey, Buff only lives three hours south of KC so I'll drive on down", I said and it's worked out 'dang good'(Okie talk).
Lizzie and I had had the same old, boring securities manager since 1989. I was into mutual funds and was frustrated with them. I wanted to throw caution in the crapper and get in the stock market where real men live. I just didn't know where to go or who to see. I mean, who wants to end up with a Bernie Madoff schmuck? As it happened I was at Buff's having breakfast and he was telling me about a deer hunting experience. Buff uses words and phrases like, 'shucks' and 'cuz' when he talks.It's more Okie stuff and even though he grew up in Nebraska, to me, it's all the same. One of his favorites is when he begins a sentence he'll say, "At any rate". He does this fifty times every half hour but he's so damned lovable it's impossible to get irritated with this, "you know" type phraseology because he says it so naturally. At any rate, Buff was relating a deer hunting story from the previous week. He said he was in his tree stand and twenty feet in front of him was a ten point buck. Then he looked into my eyes and in the most serious voice said, "MJ, it was five minutes before the start of hunting season and I could not pull that trigger". Zikes! Right before me sat the man I wanted to be my stock broker. In thirty seconds he told me all I needed to know about his character.
The Buff-man is the very best outdoorsman I've come across. He even has a muzzle loader. Geez, I thought that was something Daniel Boone used in territorial Kentucky. He's had every kind of weapon made by Remington dating back 55 years. I can't count the number of rifles in his house. Pistols? It's the same story; one in every room, under each pillow and on top of the toilet. He's like Wild Bill Hickock and Billy the Kid combined. He's the 'man with no name' who can outdraw the fastest gunslinger who ever lived and take out his nose hairs from 100 yards. Buff can do it all and he's my bullseye hero.
Ladies and gentlemen: Except for my Red Ryder BB gun I keep at our lake cabin I had never fired a weapon in my entire life. I'm afraid of guns the way Rock Hudson should have been afraid of AIDS. I don't know what .45 caliber means. The same goes for a Glock 9 MM. The only reason I can write, 'Glock' is because they're popular on cop TV shows. The same goes for a .45. I think they can put big holes in bodies. Anyway, I called Buff a couple of days before my visit of this March. He was 'super Christmas excited' to have me come because he was going to give me lessons in how to load a gun. I would be the same way teaching him how to swing a golf club. He was my teacher, my guru, my alpha and my omega. He would be able to tell me about something called a chamber. I'd learn about automatics and semi-automatics. I would know, after my lesson, which way a bullet faces when it goes into said chamber and comes out at the end. I was serious about this quest for knowledge. For my Christmas gift Lizzie had purchased an hours worth of rifle and hand gun lessons at a local range and I didn't want to appear like a sissy boy when I arrived at the Black Stone shooting range in Delaware, Ohio.
Buff has 170 acres of hunting land with seven deer tree stands. We jumped on his 4-wheeler and rode all around the terrain. He's proud of what he's been able to buy. I asked him questions about hunting, as much as I could. I wanted to know how to gut a deer. Do you pick up the innards or leave 'em lie? The Buffer is a conservationists dream. Shoot! We were walking down a trail and he could look at paw prints in the mud and tell me the type of animals going to the pond for water. He knew if they were male or female. He could tell if they were Republicans or Liberals. The guys is either better than Davey Crockett was or is what is commonly referred to as a first class bullshi**er.
At any rate,(getting sick of this yet) we finally arrived at our shooting range area. It was a tree and Buff stuck a soda can on the end of a tree branch. We walked off forty paces and Buff lined up his .22 caliber pistol. I took particular note of the way he held it, bracing the weapon with hands close together. He pulled the trigger then took his thumb and reset that thing that snaps forward into the bullet to make it go fast out of the barrel. After six shots had been fired I took note that my Master pulled the trigger again to make certain the chambers were empty. "I have to remember to do that", I said. After he was finished we walked to the can to witness the damage. I didn't say anything out loud but there wasn't one bruise on the piece of cola aluminum. "So be it", I thought, "the wind must have been blowing". It was now my turn. It can't be that embarrassing to fail if Wyatt Earp has problems. I have one major physical problem, my head has a slight tick in it. It's constantly moving. I have one of those golf gizmos that you aim at a flag on the green to get your yardage distance. Usually it reads either 150 yards or 220 yards depending how how my headbob is working that day. What the hell! Let's get this over with I decided. I'll take aim and pull the trigger. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam!
Then just as Buff did I pulled the trigger one more time but there was a bullet in the chamber and I shot into the dirt. I was sure I'd pulled six times but evidently not. I had lost count. We slowly trudged toward the can while Buff said, "It's not easy to do this the first time out". And I'm thinking, as we arrived at the can, "then why are there three holes in it"? My promise to Moses and Abraham was this. I would not say one single word to Buff but out of the corner of my eye I saw The Great White One with a very sheepish grin and a slight shaking of his head as if to say, "This cannot be happening to me".
Lucky for Buff we still had to fire the .22 caliber rifle but this time from eighty paces. I'll skip to the end because this is oh so, how does one say it, like sex! It was 'smoke a cigarette afterward' satisfying. Buff-0 for six. MJ Hawkeye-2 for 5--again.
The way I see it is if I can learn to count to six instead of five I could be real dangerous.
I hope to God Buff doesn't read this blog post. After all, he is my broker and I don't want to look at my portfolio on Monday and see that I've invested everything I own in Solyndra and the Chevy Volt.

A 'Beer Summit' Moment

Obama made a statement today referencing Tayvon Martin's death saying, "If I had a son he'd look just like Tayvon". What the hell does that mean? "Okay, Oby' let me explain: If you had a son he'd look like a Kenyan Marxist". How's that for laying it on the line, you racist. Martin is a German name and Zimmerman is, too, except George Zimmerman is Hispanic and not 'Whitey'. His father is white and his mother is Peruvian so Zimmerman is just like you whereas Martin isn't. Martin is authentic.

Ditzy Blond & Horrible Husband

The wife is ditzy but the husband should be castrated for being such a jerk. If this marriage lasts it'll be a miracle.

Trayvon Vs. Zimmerman: Study The Facts

Could the Sanford Police handled this case any worse? Probably not. They’ve lost the narrative to race hucksters and anti-gun coalitions. When the story was breaking nationally they should have called a national press conference on the steps of any Sanford municipal building and set the record straight with what they knew to be the facts of this case.

There will always be some misinformation reported by news agencies and then picked up by other news outlets and blogs, myself included, and repeated until they become the truth as seen by the court of public opinion. When a story can be politicized the legacy media will always push left. The Sanford police didn’t offer any resistance.
Read from The Examiner complete details of both men to learn aspects of the incident you won't find in the mainstream media

Teacher Tells Eighth Grade Civics Class To Dig Up Dirt On GOP Candidates

One more reason to send your kids to a private school or teach them at home:

President Obama may have a secret weapon to propel him to victory in November -- an eighth grade class in Virginia, whose students were told by their teacher to do opposition research on the GOP presidential field and then pass along whatever they found to the Obama campaign. Students in the Liberty Middle School honors class were divided into four groups, one for each Republican contender. "This assignment was just creepy beyond belief -- like something out of East Germany during the Cold War," one father told the Daily Caller. A spokesman for the Fairfax County school district tells The Blaze that, yes, research was conducted, but none of it (much to the relief of the GOP foursome) got into Obama's hands.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Racist Message From B. Hussein Obama

Yesiree. What you will see in this video is the President calling for divisiveness in this country by outwardly exploiting racism

Fairness In Taxes And Life

"President Obama wants to make life more fare in America by sharing the wealth; taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Is it fair that President Obama sends his two daughters to elite private schools that are safer, better-run and produce higher test scores than public schools in Washington, D.C. — but millions of other families across America are denied that free choice and forced to send their kids to rotten schools?”
John Stossel

The Bumbler-in-Chief Still Lying About His Mother's Health Care Problems

Commentary Magazine:
Last summer, a brief stir was caused when a book published by New York Times reporter Janny Scott uncovered an uncomfortable fact about President Obama: He had been lying about his mother’s health insurance problems. During the 2008 campaign and throughout the subsequent debate over his signature health care legislation, the president used his mother’s experience as a cancer patient fighting to get coverage to pay for treatment for what her insurer said was a pre-existing condition as an emotional argument to sway skeptics. But as Scott discovered during the course of writing her biography of Anne Dunham, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, it turned out that her correspondence showed that “the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument.”

He Is Such A Liar About Oil

This man, this president, is the biggest liar in American history. In Oklahoma today Obama told the crowd "we are drilling all over the place". This is an out and out lie. Oil drilling permits under Obama are down 36%. Under GW oil drilling permits went up 118% and even Bill Clinton allowed drilling permits to rise 58%. And remember, Clinton shut down drilling in Utah to appease some of his donors.
If the Republicans don't take advantage of this clown and jump his crap then they have to be in cahoots with him.

But I Thought It Was The Republicans Who Hated Women

Arabiya) — At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honor, the country’s leading human rights group said Thursday.

The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence.

What's In Your Wallet?

There are around six different wallets in my dresser drawer. Don't ask me why. Wallets don't wear out and God forbid I should lose one. I change wallets the way most people change underwear. Sometimes I'll buy one on a whim. There was that time I was in the Orlando airport and walked by a PGA golf store. I saw the leather wallet with a PGA logo on it and decided I absolutely had to have one. "Maybe it'll make me play better", I thought. It was small; room for a couple of credit cards and had a piece of metal to hold dollar bills. After six months I tired of it and went for the big boy wallet. It's an actual billfold with two different slots for cash separated by a flimsy piece of cloth. It also had room for ten credit cards. I like it but every time I'd put it in my back pocket I couldn't get it out. My butt is so large it got wedged in and was an absolute pain to remove. Right now I'm carrying a black leather cowhide that has a clip on the back for money. On the inside is a slot for credit cards and on the other side an area to hold bulk items. This part drives me insane. Every time I drop the wallet everything inside of it goes flying. This morning I decided to look and see exactly what valuable items I carry around. I've taped two pieces of information on the outside; one is the address of a guy who lives at our Minnesota lake who I haven't seen since '64. I've had it there for three years. Maybe I'll give him a call this year. The other is of a book I want to read. On the inside I carry your normal Master Card and Huntington Bank debit card. I have a Player's Club card for 50% of on Florida golf courses. It expired last month. I should throw it away. I have a dental insurance care, a medicare card and one for my prescriptions. I don't have a voter ID card but I do have a driver's license. That should count for something. I signed up for a senior citizen Golden Buckeye card. That one gives me 10% off at places like Wendy's.
I came across a PGA business card from some guy at The Golf Village; never heard of him or that place. I met a guy at the golf course yesterday and he sells cheap prescription pills. I didn't have the heart to tell him I didn't need his card but only took it because I forgot his name ten seconds after he told me. CVS Pharmacy handles my prescriptions. I had to have their card. They say I'll get discounts. I also carry a Walgreen's card. I had to have it for when I visit my son in Kansas. They were a test state for the card but now have decided to do away with it. I wonder why I still have it. I have four business cards from Scioto Reserve Country Club in Dublin, Ohio. I resigned from the club last year so maybe they should go in the garbage bin. Do you have a Sam's Club and Costco card? I do. Oops! I have Lizzie's AAA card. Whenever I'm on the road and have to use it I conveniently place by thumb over her name. There's an American Red Cross card in my wallet. Evidently, I have special blood. It's O negative. They take my red blood cells instead of the blood.
My son makes beer as a sideline. He gave me his beer card. I don't drink beer anymore and since I know who he is and where he lives and all of his phone numbers I'm clueless as to why I need it. When I had a hip replacement the hospital gave me a card to show the TSA people so I don't have to be arrested when the bells go off as I walk through security. It makes no difference. The TSA doesn't recognize it so why do I have it? I just came across two library cards; one for Dublin and the other for Minnesota. I almost forgot. I also carry two cards from Kroger and Giant Eagle food stores. Eagle gives gas discounts. Kroger might, too. Did I mention that I have a card for the Columbus Zoo? Gotta have one of those for when the grand children come for a visit. The same goes for our Muirfield Village swimming pool. The last time I went swimming was in '56.
I write tons of notes to myself so I don't forget things I'm supposed to do but after awhile I can't recall why I have them. I'll keep them awhile longer. Maybe something will ring a bell.
Well, that's about it except that I haven't gone through my other billfolds lying somewhere around the house. I know, I know, this was an uninspiring blog post but consider it a PSA. Check your wallet to see how much junk you have. After even greater consideration it's no wonder I can't get the darned thing out of my back pocket. It's like carrying around a wheelbarrow.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mayor Ken Livingston: "I Will Make London A Beacon Of Islam"

Ken Livingstone has promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques.

Mr Livingstone, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying: “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet.” Mr Livingstone described Mohammed’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.”
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Keith Ellison(Muslim-D-imwit) Minnesota: Talks About When Germany Attacked Pearl Harbor


This is too delicious to be true. Why are people in the Liberal Party of America so damned stupid? Keith Ellison(D), a representative from Minnesota, was on O'Reilly bloviating about nothing. He tried to be an expert on everything Iran. The coup de grace was when he informed O'Reilly that Germany attacked Pearl Harbor starting WWII. People, we send these idiots to Washington D.C. They are laughable and the voters of Minnesota should be embarrassed! Below is a text of their conversation:

CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON (D-MINNESOTA): No, they [Iran] don’t have a weapon. They have not made a decision to do one. The inspections…

BILL O’REILLY, HOST: How would you know they have not made a decision to do one? How would you know that?

ELLISON: Because. I’m glad you asked. Because we have satellite technology. We have technology that can detect.

O’REILLY: They’re underground. The satellites can’t penetrate the earth. They’re underground.

ELLISON: We have inspections that have gone on.

O’REILLY: They won’t let the inspectors in as I’ve said three times.

ELLISON: Yes they have. There have been a number of inspections.

O’REILLY. No there haven’t. They went two weeks ago and they wouldn’t let them go in.

ELLISON: Well, Bill, I’m sorry, but I’m not going to back a war based on a maybe. 4,409 Americans are dead because somebody—

O’REILLY: Congressman, the reason we like you as a guest is because you’re an honest man, But I will point to history. I will point to history. The same mindset was taken when dealing with Nazi Germany. We’re not going to go in aggressive action. We don’t believe they’re going to do this. We don’t believe they’re going to do that. And they absolutely did everything. So I think you’ve got to learn from history.

ELLISON: Let me tell you in World War II, in World War II they attacked Pearl Harbor. That would be enough.

O’REILLY: No, this is the German theater not the Japanese.

On Being A Bachelor

Lizzie flies out of Columbus at 4 PM this afternoon for San Antonio. Her presence has been requested to help with the 2 and 4 year old grand babies while my oldest child prepares for the birth of a new child. Don't be concerned that our daughter is 41 years old and about to be a mommy again. Lizzie's mother was 42 when she was born and she had two younger siblings. Besides, the doctor's have all said every thing's a 'GO' and, dare I say it, baby Murphy(yes, either way that's going to be the baby's name)should arrive in two weeks. Do you know what this means for MJ Hawkeye? Well, as Lizzie so aptly put it yesterday, "Enjoy yourself and have a wonderful time letting the house look like a pig sty while I'm gone". I've been to the store and stocked up on plastic eating utensils, paper plates and napkins. I'm ready to lose weight so I'll be eating the same exact meal every day; two baked potatoes with peas ladled on top. Then add some Bermuda onions and plenty of catsup. It is a meal fit for a king. If not for a king then some hobo who hides out under a bridge.
You see, Lizzie is one of, it not the greatest cook in the western hemisphere. So when she's out of town I starve myself the way the Irish did with the potato famine.
God also wants me to be a slob. It's my calling and I'm an expert at it; especially when Lizzie's out of town.

In Case You Forgot

Barack's Associates

If a Republican had surrounded himself with the type of associates Obama has done over the years there would be such an outcry in the land the likes we had never seen before. Take the time to read of some of the closest of these. We are known by the company we keep---unless you happen to be a marxist and head up the opposition party.

John McNaughton: "One Nation Under Socialism"


Provo, Utah (CBSDC) – Jon McNaughton, a controversial artist who often mixes religion and politics in his work, has released a new painting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Not Our Problem



BUT IT SURELY IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. Did you read this? IT'S A BIG SNARKY PROBLEM FOR OUR KIDS AND THEIR KIDS!

Are You Smarter Than Joe Biden

From Don Surber:
The Obama administration is nothing if not full of itself. Never before have we seen such bragging from people who never accomplished a thing in their lives. But what do you expect from a man who wrote two autobiographies before he was elected president?

Today’s example comes via Hot Air, which linked the Huffington Post:

Vice President Joseph Biden on Monday night upped the ante around the already quite-dramatic assassination of Osama bin Laden.

From the pool report of Biden’s comments during a fundraising event in New Jersey come these quotes.

“You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there.”
Real audacious, golfing while the Navy SEALs put their lives on the line half a world away.
Compare that to George Washington actually crossing the Delaware and leading a Christmas Day raid in 1776.
Unlike Barry, George Washington was not on the golf course calculating his re-election chances while his men did the fighting.
It is called leadership.
Compare that to D-Day. Hours before the troops landed, Ike Eisenhower penned his resignation in case of failure.

Ed Morrissey had a list more audacious military events:
.D-Day
·Guadalcanal
·Raid on Tokyo
·Battle of Cowpens
·Dunkirk
·Bunker Hill
·Agincourt, if one is willing to go back 600 years or so

Oh hell, you need not go back 100 years. Or even 40. How about the Raid on Entebbe? The Second Battle of Fallujah?
But for real derring-do, it is hard to top Hernán Cortés taking on the Aztecs.
Any other nominations, readers?

Street Sweeper In Hubei China



hat tip: J Rolfes

Whatever It Takes




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Are The Obama's Irresponsible Parents?

MJ Hawkeye is so far ahead of the curve it's almost scary. There was a report on Drudge from last evening telling the world that 13 year-old Malia Obama was on a Mexican vacation with 12 of her friends. Not to worry, though, because 25 Secret Service agents were with her. Lizzie and I have to be the worst parents in the world. When our kids were teens and wanted to spend the night with a friend we had private detectives scope out the parents and have them take lie detector tests--almost! We've talked about this Mexican scenario before. Who in their right mind would go to Mexico today? Furthermore, who would let the daughter of the President of the United States go to Oaxaca, Mexico by herself. What about the parents of the other thirteen year olds. How stupid can they be? Or are they just Liberals who can't say 'No' to their children. I must have been one bad ass dad. Twice I packed my daughter's suitcase, put it out on the front lawn, then told her to have luck in finding someone who would take her in. That is how I handled tantrums and the age old whine, "all the other kids are doing it".
Did you know that Oaxaca is next door to one of the most feared drug cartel cities? Didn't the White House, in February, send out an order saying Americans should not visit certain areas, Oaxaca being one of them? Yes they did.
When I was a senior in college I asked my dad if I could go to Florida. My dad was the kind of guy who if I told him I'd gotten laid would have given me a high five. As for my Florida request dear old Dad gave me a hundred dollar bill and said, "Lawrence, Kansas was good enough". He knew all too well if I went to Florida I'd get drunk and jump off a 12 story condo to impress some girl with a pretty face and big hooters.
I was coming home from the golf course today and Glenn Beck was talking about this Mexico situation. Sorry, Glenn, but I'd given it parental thought last evening. Be a parent for thirty seconds. There are 40,000 drug cartel murders in Mexico each year. Most of the victims end up headless and lying alongside a road. Isn't there someone in the White House who could have stepped in and said, "this might not be a good idea"?
If anything, why didn't the Obama's send Malia to their hometown of Chicago for her vacation. After all, there were only ten gun murders over the week-end, all of them on Obama's beloved south side.


hat tip to J. Hinz

‘The Road We’ve Traveled:’ A misleading account of Obama’s mother and her insurance dispute

Obama lied about his mother's quest for health insurance. Okay, let's keep this simple. He's a liar. And this comes from the Washington Post, no less.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Obama And Cameron Exchange Gifts

Giving a gift of an outdoor cooking grill by Obama to Brit PM, Cameron, seemed typical of what our leader would do. I mean, who wouldn't want a grill? Cameron seems to be on a par with the O-man. The leader from across the pond presented Barry with a ping pong table------made in China.

An Open Letter To Barack Obama

By Bristol Palin


Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next. You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha. After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture. I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you. Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women. You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.

But…

What if you did something radical and wildly unpopular with your base and took a stand against the denigration of all women… even if they’re just single moms? Even if they’re Republicans?

I’m not expecting your SuperPAC to return the money. You’re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency. I’m not even really expecting a call. But would it be too much to expect a little consistency? After all, you’re President of all Americans, not just the liberals.

Sometimes I Love The British Press

The UK Daily Mail is a British newspaper that gives news. It doesn't pretend to be in anyone's hip pocket and it doesn't varnish the truth. Last week Brit PM, David Cameron, made hilarious statements about Obama and the UK took him to task. In the meantime they exposed Obama for what he is--an out and out failure.

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron this week told a state dinner thrown by the President of the United States in his honour that Barack Obama had
‘pressed the reset button on the moral authority of the entire free world’.

Is that so? Let’s see now. President Obama has:
•Neutered American power abroad and extended the reach of the state at home
•Appeased Iran while dumping on its designated target of annihilation, Israel
•Appeased the Palestinians while dumping on the state they vow to destroy, Israel
•Given Iran time to bring its genocide nuclear bomb to fruition
•Helped consolidate in power the repressive and murderous Iranian regime by ignoring the plight of its political dissidents, women, gays and other victims of Iranian state terror
•Allowed Iran to become the regional hegemon, thus in turn pushing moderate Arab states into its arms
•Empowered the fanatical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Arab world
•Helped bring to power a regime in Egypt which is oppressive to its own people and hostile to Israel and the west
•Helped bring to power a regime in Libya which is oppressive to its own people and hostile to Israel and the west
•Stood by and done nothing while President Assad butchers untold thousands of Syrian citizens
•Surrendered in Afghanistan
•Abandoned Iraq to the enemies of the west
•Downplayed Islamist aggression at home, eg by declaring the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, where an Islamist terrorist killed 13 American soldiers and wounded 29 more, ‘work place violence’ not a terrorist attack
•Taken the side of Argentinian aggression against Britain over the Falkland Islands (at least until this week when he agreed to return to a neutral position)
•Sought to deny freedom of religious conscience at home by forcing Catholics to sign up to abortion and contraception services (and his backtracking compromise was scarcely any better)
•Attacked free enterprise, as in his blockage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, while ruinously increasing American debt through public spending designed to increase state power over people’s lives.

And more.

When David Cameron tells us that Barack Obama has
‘pressed the reset button on the moral authority of the entire free world’,
what does that tell us about the moral authority of David Cameron?

First Grade Was Tough At Sacred Heart School

What's the earliest date in your life that comes to memory? Can you remember a significant moment from age two? How about three? Age four would probably be the easiest to recall incidents of significance. I could go back to 1949 when I was three but I'm going to focus on age six today. It was the beginning of an eight year career at Sacred Heart School. Age six to age fourteen is darned formative. Why I am alive or not in jail is beyond the scope of reasoning. I've been so remiss in recalling events from my Boone, Iowa days and writing about them that Catholic guilt has taken over my conscience. People, there is nothing worse than Catholic guilt. To this very day I feel badly about making fun of Teddy Ann Vickery----and I was in the 6th grade. When we boys, you know 'em already; Tim and Jim Ferry, Jude Rolfes, John Garvey, Mike Culver and Tim Mahoney plus moi hit a period of trouble making 'hell hath no fury like a nun scorned'. Hand drawn signs from the good Sisters would go up in the bathroom: "God Sees You". "He Knows What You Did". I'd think, "Why are they doing this to us"? "If God knows it all then why does He let us irritate the nuns so much"? "If God knows will mom and dad know when I get home"? Then we'd continue on being irresponsible AND SINFUL kids. That's one thing I always admired about the Ferry brothers. There were so many of them Tim and Jim could walk in their house and one of their parents would say: "Tim/Jim, come here"? Then Tim/Jim would say, "I'm Terry". Then dad would respond with, "Well, when you see Tim have him come and see me". Jude Rolfes told me that one day Tim and Jim put calcium chloride in the holy water font at the back of the church. It was just before Mass and people who dipped their fingers in the bowl saw water bubbling over and smoke rising from the font. Most people would say it was devilishly funny! The Ferry brothers are my heroes to this day.
I made my First Confession in 1952. Penance is one of those sacraments that's very important in our church and it involves something called an Examination of Conscience. It has to take place before Catholics enter the confessional. We have to recall all of our sins from the time we last entered the box. So, on the first one I was flying by the seat of my pants. When you happen to be a young kid the telling of sins was pretty much canned. "I was mean to my sister". "I watched Capt. Kangaroo when I was told not to". "I talked back to my mom." As me moved into 6th grade the standard became, "I had impure thoughts". Heck! I've been using that one for fifty-five years and still get away with it. We always hoped we'd get Fr. Ryan in the confessional. He'd been around since the turn of the century and had heard it all plus he might have been snoozing his way through the listening part of penance. It'd go like this: "Zzzzzzzzzzzzz, say three Our Father's and three Hail Mary's. Now go and sin no more". Nobody wanted Fr. Maacke. Egad! What if he recognized your voice and told your parents. If I did get Fr. Maacke I might hold a couple of sins over for the next time until I had Fr. Ryan.
My first teacher at Sacred Heart was a dandy. Her name was Sr. Mary Calasanctus. I entered the first grade in '52 and there she was; diminutive and nice with a calming voice. Did you ever see the TV show called The Smurfs? Sr. Calasanctus could have been a Smurf. She might have been four inches taller than I. I'm almost certain about this but I think she was one hundred and eighty years old when I took my seat in the first grade. I saw her about twenty years later. I'd never met a person who was two hundred years old. Anyway, we all liked her and everyone of us vied for her to give us an after school task to perform. Tim Mahoney was super smart and very likeable so he was always picked first. He'd get to stay after school and sharpen her pencils or clean the chalk board. Chalk board cleaning was a status job. I was so jealous. One day I screwed up my courage and asked Sister if there wasn't something I could do for the class. She thought long and hard and finally said, "you can be keeper of the sawdust". I was so excited I ran home to tell my mom and dad about being picked for something. I had no idea what the sawdust guy did but I was very, very happy and could hardly wait for the next day to get to school. I was a klunky kid when I was in first grade. I always thought I was smarter than I really was. As a kid I was bigger than most so I got away with pushing my weight around. Folks, when I was nine I weighed one hundred pounds. That's a lot of mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Sister Calasanctus was also an expert on everything. What she said went. One day she told us that God was a string bean. After school and at home I told this to my grandparents and parents. Of course, they laughed at me and I was embarrassed. But "Sister Said" carried the weight of God speaking. The folks had teacher conferences a week later and found out the real story. What she said, according to Ma was, "God is a Supreme Being". Evidently not only was I fat but my ears were full of wax.
Day two of my saw dust job lay before me. Sister took me aside and told me that if anyone vomited I was the official 'go to guy' who retrieved the sawdust and threw it on the goop. Then, when it had sufficiently dried, it was me who was fortunate enough to scoop it in the dust pan and carry it to the outside garbage bin. How could kid be so lucky? Every day I'd go around the room asking each kid how they felt and if they thought it was going to be puke day. I did such a good job that Sister let me do it in the second grade, too.
When I reached third grade and had Sister Baptiste for my teacher I wised up. She let me clean out her aquarium. I never realized fish and snails could poop so much.

Patdown Of Wheelchair Bound Toddler


HELLO CHICAGO---------
Passengers at airports can now avoid TSA pat downs, long lines and can carry liquids on board by paying $100.
However, the TSA's new fast track 'Precheck' screening is likely to rile the family of a wheel-chair bound toddler who was recently subjected to invasive security checks.
Unlike the background check passengers in the scheme, who will be able to skip screening, the three-year-old was stopped at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

60 & 6

Hi Gang: I wanted to let you know as of this morning your site has bumped over sixty thousand page views in two and a half years AND we set an all-time record of six thousand one hundred page views for the last thirty days. Thank you so much for reading. My hope is there is something of interest for everyone on a daily basis.

Four More Years Of This Or That
















My view is we all rally around Romney(or whoever the candidate is). It appears to be either Ann R. or Moochie O. Is there even a choice?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Do You Think You're Free To Do What You Want?

Do you think that you are free? Most Americans would still probably answer “yes” to that question, but is that really the case? In the film Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson stated that “everything is illegal in Massachusetts”. Well, the same could pretty much be said for the United States as a whole. Our lives are governed by millions of laws, rules and regulations and more are being piled on all the time. In fact, 40,000 new laws just went into effect in January.
Listed are 19 silly laws of thousands passed showing how ridiculous are lawmakers can be.

A Gift From Sheriff Joe


Among many gifts that President Obama receives on St. Patrick’s Day from grateful American workers and peasants, there was one that he liked the most. It was a T-shirt that said “Kiss me I’m Kenyan,” mailed to him by an unidentified individual from the Sheriff’s office in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns

In death Andrew Breitbart is bigger than life:

Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

Ben & Jerry And The Gays




It's not a secret that Ben & Jerry are different from your normal ice cream makers. They must make good ice cream because it's very expensive for a small amount and they promote a variety of very liberal causes; homosexuality being high on their list, e.g. the picture shown with it's snappy gay name and people continue to buy. I don't eat B&J's(no pun intended), for the two reasons listed above. Newsflash: I am not a homosexual.(Not that there's anything wrong with it)I'm happy for my children and wife that I'm a straight guy and I much prefer looking at a great set of breasts rather than some guy's tush. When we were in Destin, Florida last month Lizzie and I went to a Starbucks. There was a helper a guy behind the counter who was the most flaming gay person I had ever seen or heard. This guy was on fire. At the time I thought, "if he had a choice would he really want to be this way". I bet not. I wonder if there's a school for gays who don't want to be quite so, Lord forgive me, "faggy sounding". They could take a class on speaking like me. Just a thought.
Yesterday I was driving to Springfield, Ohio to see my grandkids. It'd been since January 10 that I'd last seen them. There's a morning talk show on our local 610 WTVN radio station in Columbus. On Saturday mornings people can call in and rant about anything without fear of being cut off. Normally, I can take about three minutes of this whining then I switch to 1270 AM. They have the very best oldies songs played anywhere. Well, a listener called WTVN bitching about the Catholic Church and how they're screwing up the country with their 'contraception stand' and how they need to be more tolerant of others---blah-blah-blah. After listening to their screed the hairs on the back of my neck straightened like daggers. People, have you ever seen or heard of Catholics, a group or otherwise, standing outside a gay bar with picket signs protesting degenerate behavior? I've never personally gone to a Gay Pride Parade in downtown Columbus but I've never heard of any Catholic group infiltrating their freak section of any parade holding signs that say, "Hershey bar road is wrong". Cripes, to my way of thinking the hierarchy of the Catholic Church is AWOL when it comes to matters on what is socially acceptable.
I've seen pictures of some of these 'normal' human beings at these events; wearing boa feathers and mini-g-string pieces of cloth. I've heard accounts of these clowns and clownettes simulating sex acts while their floats do the parade route. Now wouldn't that be some place to take your grade school'ers? Have you ever considered how many homosexuals there are in this country? Whenever you want to know how many of something there are write down 10%. That seems to be the deciding number. Alcoholics, 10%. People with warts on all toes, 10%. You get the picture. I've seen percentages for gays ranging from 2.5% to 10% and the ten has to be on the high side. Do you actually think there are 30 million gays in this country? If so, you're a certified moron. Our hated enemies on the Left are promoting an agenda that favors gays to such an extent that to think otherwise makes a person anti-American. It's the same way they mollycoddle peace activists and Green Peace. If 60% of the Catholics in this country voted Republican the Liberals would be out of a job---after every single election--permanently. That doesn't say much for my side does it? But when it comes to social issues Catholics are the bad guys. I'd like you to do me a favor. Think real hard on this one. Try and come up with one and only one charitable organization supported and financed by a gay group to make this country a better place. You can't do it because for entitlement groups and the socially irrelevant its all "me, me, me". Then, after you've finished wasting your time on this project, please click on this word, "CHARITIES" and check out the number of Catholic charitable organizations shown. Here's the real shocker. These organizations are located in the State of New York ONLY. The list is more than impressive. So, the next time you think that Catholics are a bunch of fanatical worthless nabobs consider what they do for you, your relatives and friends and the indigent and sickly.
And if you decide you'd rather support some gay and lesbian group instead then go ahead. But if you get sick and want some help---well, the Catholic Church would most likely still come to your aid. For the life of me I don't know why but they would. Maybe it has something to do with Jesus Christ and His teachings.