Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Would This Be Considered Treasonous

New York Times Had Reporter
´Talking to the Attackers´
During Benghazi Massacre
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/31/2013 8:06:04 PM     Post Reply
The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper´s Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.
Dear God, where did we go wrong? pajama boy

thanx to commonsenseevaluation.com

MSNBC Exposes It's Racism-Again


 Mitt and Ann Romney pose for their 2013 Christmas photo with their 22 grandchildren. 

Wasn't it enough that CNN allowed the "defecate in Sarah Palins mouth" diatribe to continue so long without appropriate action(firing) taking place? MSNBC had a segment headed by Melissa Harris-Perry a few days ago poking fun at the Romney family Christmas card. One of the co-hosts came up with this clever ditty about the photo; "Which one of these is not the same"? Obviously they are referring to the infant sitting on his grandfather's lap. One of the Romney children has recently adopted a Black child. I guess if you happen to be a conservative and White you're not allowed to do these things. There were a series of 'jokes' meant to deride the Romney's by these members of the intelligentsia about having someone who looked different from them in the family. How sad for these people. The saving grace is that hardly anyone watches this disgusting network.
Do you remember a similar scenario in 1996 when Hillary, at age 55, had an interview and stated she and Bill were considering adoption? The Leftists were ecstatic with joy. Cokie Roberts, at the time, was an ABC contributor and this was her comment: "The adopted child would be the luckiest kid in the world(to be with Bill and Hillary)". Of course, it was a ploy to gain sympathy and votes from the know-nothing populace.
Luckiest child in the world? Well, I'd say yes if you want your dad to be a serial philanderer, one who lied under oath about sex and to this day is an accused rapist. Wasn't it Bill who recently stated about Hillary in the press, "She gets more pus*ey than I do". How wonderful would it have been for Chelsea's sibling to live with this? Not very, I'd say.
The Left can scream and holler about the  Romney's but they have a qualities you'll never find with these pieces of vermin. It's called graciousness and class.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Pinhead Pelosi, "We've Cut Everything We Can"

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) erroneously paid $274 million in benefits to deceased federal retirees over the past three years, including $84.7 million in 2013 alone, according to the agency’s annual financial report.

OPM’s FY 2013 financial report released in mid-December revealed that improper “overpayments” to deceased federal annuitants under its retirement program reached $102.9 million in FY 2011, $86.1 million in FY 2012, and $84.7 million in FY 2013 for a total of nearly $274 million during that three year span.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/30/OPM-274-Million-Paid-to-Dead-Federal-Retirees-Over-Past-3-Years

We're Known By The Company We Keep

Barack Obama played golf with a couple of long time buddies in Hawaii today. It's the 156th time he's hit the links since becoming president. My personal belief about this is "I don't care" because if he's in the Oval Office, the South Side of Chicago or Hawaii nothing positive gets done, anyway. One interesting aspect of his round were his playing partners. A longtime friend of his from high school days came along. His name is Bobby Titcomb. Mr.Titcomb is a regular golfer in Barry's foursome when he goes to Hawaii. I recognized his name from a 2011 arrest but I had to go back in the files to do some further research to make certain I was on target. I was. You see, Mr. Titcomb was the subject of a sting operation with three other guys for soliciting prostitution. In the big scheme of life this may not seem like much but it does add to the old adage, "we're known by the company we keep". Titcomb falls in line with other Obama friends of dubious character; Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and Tony Rezko among a myriad of others. The listed three are real bad dudes. It further adds to what Rodney Dangerfield said when describing his personal associations in his life: "I hung around with people who did me absolutely no good". When Dangerfield uttered those words it was funny. I don't find Obama's friends as being overly funny.
There's an even larger aspect to Obama's associations, be it the 'hooker uppers' or  avowedcommunists. In my wildest dreams I cannot imagine coming home to see my ex-wife(see blog 12/15/13) and trying to explain my male relationships of dubious character. The ex-Mrs. MJ Hawkeye: "Where have you been"? MJ Hawkeye: "Oh, nowhere special. Just out with a couple of my friends". The ex-Mrs. MJ Hawkeye: "Who"? MJ Hawkeye; "Oh, Bobby Titcomb. You remember him. He was arrested for soliciting a prostitute". Next sound: KA-THUMP! Frying pan upside the head of MJ Hawkeye. With wives this crap doesn't fly.
It can't be only me who doesn't see the benefit of having known terrorists(Ayers), outright crooks(Rezko is in jail for fraud) and a Black Liberation Theologist(Wright-communist) as friends. I do not believe that I have ever associated with a big-time criminal, communist or terrorist. Furthermore, I know I haven't. Since I was a child of the 60's I'm sure I came across one or two at Coe College as we passed each other going in opposite directions.
But I doubt I'd have walked across the street to share a beer with a devotee of Che Guevera. For one thing, I didn't own a green pea coat, wear sandals or wire rimmed glasses. I didn't have a lava lamp, either. The only time I took pills was when I had a cold or fever so that about counts me out as a Timothy Leary follower.
I may have written this in blogs past. I most likely did. There were eight groomsmen best man, etc. in my wedding in 1969. The ex-wife had eight bridesmaids and such. Some have passed on but all sixteen never had more than their original spouse. That says a whole lot about the company we keep, doesn't it? It's not that we were special nor were our friends. It's just the way it was supposed to be.

Watch Your Butts

Why folks in the Illini state continue to put up with legislative irresponsibility and utter nonsense from their government mystifies me. If they really want to get rid of criminals and control the populace I say bring back Al Capone. At least the bullet to the head his underlings offered ended the suffering quickly.

Cigarette butt-flicking made a felony
On Jan. 1, an update to Illinois’ Litter Control Act will subject anyone who tosses a cigarette on the ground to increased penalties – the first offense now comes with  a Class B misdemeanor and a fine up to $1,500.The second time offense becomes a Class A misdemeanor, and the third time, it’s a felony that can come with a one-to-three year jail sentence and a $25,000 fine.

Read more at http://iowntheworld.com/blog/#mCRPPX2PwJZ1CHP5.99

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Love Is In The Air

It's my fervent wish for the New Year that none of you have to start January 1 by explaining to your children why there's a Gay float in the Rose Bowl Parade.

"The Pasadena Star news reports that a San Diego woman has called for the Rose Parade to be boycotted because it will feature a gay wedding atop a float. The float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is titled, “Love is the Best Protection.” The parade will be watched by an estimated 68 million people around the world".
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/28/Woman-Wants-Boycott-of-Rose-Parade-because-of-Gay-Wedding-on-Float

David Versus Goliath

If you follow this site long enough you know I'm a huge supporter of the Iowa Hawkeye football team; always have been, always will be. This love affair began in 1952 so why should I stop now. I'll supply you with one frightening example of how nutso I get when I watch my favorite team and this occurred last November while watching Iowa take on the Univ. of Michigan. I have a habit of always carrying around a small Swiss Army knife and a fingernail clipper connected by a small chain. I think it's some kind of phobia but who cares. It's the same as my six year old granddaughter clinging to her favorite blanket she calls Smooth Bear. Anyway, I was at my son's house on this football Saturday and with two minutes left in the game Iowa was clinging to a 3 point lead but Michigan was driving down the field. Their quarterback made a run to the left side of the field but an Iowa linebacker dislodged the football near the Michigan sideline and Iowa recovered assuring a victory. So, here I am, nearly sixty-eight years old, screaming and waving my arms like a man gone wild. Except, the blade on my knife was open and I stabbed myself in the temple. Blood was gushing and squirting and running down my cheek but I didn't care. The Hawks were going to run out the clock and win the game and all would be perfect in this imperfect the world. Well, the Hawks have earned the right to play in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day against the Louisiana State Bengal Tigers. I thought I'd do some research on their opponent and came across a picture of this goliath. Take a long hard look at the guy. Concentrate on that part of his body above his shoulders for a moment before your eyes wander down to his mammoth torso. Is it possible this is a photoshop to scare the beejeesus out of the Hawks? Think back to when you were youthful? Did you look like this? This is the kind of guy I want with me if I was in a bar, drunk and hit on some guy's wife. His name is Anthony Johnson. He's 6'3" tall and weighs 294 lbs. He's 21 years old. Yes, this guy, no wait, this man is only 240 months out of his mother's womb and he looks like the worlds most dangerous killing machine.
. He could have gone to war for the U.S. against Germany in 1941 and won it by himself. What do they feed this guy? Answer: Anything he wants.
I want to write, "Go Hawks" but I should write "Don't Go-you might get killed".

It Makes Me Happy To Say I'm From Iowa

 
On Friday afternoon nearly 16,000 Iowans who tried to apply for coverage via the trouble-plagued federal health-insurance website were told to apply separately through the state Department of Human Services. Iowans were notified they must now reapply on the Iowa exchange.
There was only one problem — The Iowa exchange is currently down.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Funniest Headline Of The Week

"Ice Breaker Gets Stuck Trying to Rescue Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice"
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/rescue-ice-breaker-now-stuck-global-warming-scientists-trapped-in-antarctica/

"If you had to"

My ex-wife(see blog for 12/15/13) was watching The NBC Nightly News a few days ago. As soon as she switched from a football bowl game I arose and went to the kitchen. As I departed there was a story about an American being held captive by the Taliban for two years. Then I thought: Would I rather be held captive by the Taliban or by the North Koreans? What a conundrum. That wasn't the end of my mental choices. Next up was, would I rather be a member of the Chicago Cubs or the Houston Astros? Tough choice. With the Cubs hope springs eternal yet they always lose. As for the Houston's they know they can't win so beginning in April they're already born losers and most likely turn to booze to get them through the year. This could be an endless list. I could make a board game out of the choices. Would I rather be from Kenya or Somalia? How about a Honduran? Why or why not? Would I rather be a homely, overweight male or a homely overweight female? Would you opt to be bi-sexual 6'0" male or straight person who was 2'6" tall? You'd have to explain the reasons why then points could be earned for the funniest or most clever answers taken by a vote of the players.
If you had to live in one place would it be the Mohave Desert and only a tree for protection from the elements or in a hut on the very top of Mt. McKinley?
How about this one? Would you rather be bitten by a Diamondback rattle snake or a Democrat?
If someone stole your clothes, put you in a car and dropped you off blindfolded would you rather it be on Fifth and Park Ave. in New York at noon or in your church at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday?
If you had to be married to someone(female) would you take Whoopi Goldberg or Joy Behar? If a female would it be Pee Wee Herman or Charles Manson? What a fantastic game for next Christmas.
Now you know what I do when my ex-wife is out shopping.
I do have one good answer to a question: Would you rather watch Notre Dame play a football bowl game or shut off the TV? The End.

Young Democrats

Young Democrats, those below the age of 22, were surveyed by Harvard University on how they felt about government provided healthcare. We are raising a nation of idiots. We can't entirely blame it on them. They do have parents.

"A recent Harvard study found that 81% of young Democrats approved of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but only 68% of young Democrats approved of Obamacare"

From The Gateway Pundit



On The First Day Of Kwanza

obama, obama jokes, christmas, kwanzaa, conservative, hope n' change, hope and change, stilton jarlsberg

Friday, December 27, 2013

It's No Wonder Anderson Cooper Is Gay


“My mom once wrote a romance memoir about men she had dated — and I use that term loosely — and she described one guy she was currently dating — my mom was 85 at the time — as the Nijinsky of cunnilingus. And she made me proofread the book.”
        Anderson Cooper

If you can stomach it there's a video of Cooper explaining his mother's antics. If you don't know his mommy is Gloria Vanderbilt.
http://weaselzippers.us/?p=165641

Forty-Four

Time sure flies, doesn't it? It was forty-four years ago today that the ex-wife(see blog post 12/15/13) and I tied the knot. And do you know how I remember the number? It's because my favorite baseball player, Henry Aaron, wore number 44. It's a man thing.
 When a I awakened today the condo was empty. I thought that my partner might have gone to Mass without me which would have torqued me off. Then she got home and announced she'd had her eyebrows done. Thank everything good and proper I'm not a woman. When my brows get too thick I run a razor blade over them. At any rate, we'll do what forty-four year marrieds do: go to dinner, come home, then hug each other goodnight. She'll lie in bed and look at Net Flix movies and I'll assume the couch position and watch football bowl games. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
December 27, 1969 was your normal Iowa day; 2,000 degrees below zero with an eighty inch snowfall hitting the ground. I was in charge of renting the morning coats for my best men and groomsmen. It turned out to be a slight problem because I made the order four months before the wedding. Three of the guys had put on massive weight. The Fat Man slipped into his coat and ripped the sleeve. The Deuce tried to button the top one and it popped. Burly's waist had grown by leaps and bounds, so much so that his pants were held together by the zipper. Another of the fellas had forgotten his black patent leather shoes. Nothing looks more stupid than being on the church altar wearing brown ones.
It all came together, though. We had to drive forty miles from Boone, Iowa to St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Des Moines for the wedding. I don't remember much about the actual ceremony except right toward the end when I leaned over to my new wife and asked, "Are we married yet"?
If you lived in Iowa in winter where do you think you would honeymoon? Most people would opt for the Bahamas. We would have been better off trying to sneak into balmy communist Cuba. I have to preface by writing that I was a high school basketball coach and was only allowed four days before I had to get back to my team. But, surely, I could have come up with a better place than Denver, Colorado.
My greatest memory of the trip: I rented a car so we could drive to the top of Pikes Peak. We got half way up, I got scared, made a U-turn and drove back down.
Nothing has changed much. I've been making U-turns ever since.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

John Edwards Calling

You've been waiting for this, I know. A lawyer was on Fox's Cavuto Show today speaking about the top ten worst lawsuits of 2013.
I'd like to sit down in a room with some of these morons for, oh, about ten seconds. No, I wouldn't either. I can tell just as much by looking at them in a police line-up. These aren't lawsuits requesting $100. Most of them are asking for millions.
Here they are:
The “Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2013” are:
  1. Inmates’ suit blames a life of crime on beer companies (Idaho)
  2. Ohio teacher claims fear of children in suit against district (Ohio)
  3. Student kicked off school track team for absences, Dad sues county for $40 million (N.J.)
  4. Woman suing over “severe and permanent injuries” still able to complete half-marathon (W.Va.)
  5. Lawsuit claims ‘footlong’ sandwiches come up short (N.J.)
  6. Grown man sues parents for their “indifference” to his problems (N.Y.)
  7. Customer sues restaurant over hostess’ rude comment (W.Va.)
  8. Grad student who received free tuition sues school over grade (Pa.)
  9. Two years to toss suit from robber who sued shop owner (Ariz.)
  10. Man sues Apple for his porn addiction (Tenn.)
More information on these cases and the complete poll results are available here.
http://www.uschamber.com/press/releases/2013/december/us-chamber-identifies-most-ridiculous-lawsuits-2013

God Help Us All

Late Breaking News!"In a potential preview of the next presidential election, a new national poll suggests that Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie would be running neck and neck if the 2016 contest were held today.(CNN)"

These are the headlines on lucianne.com. In the first place, who cares? Criminy sakes alive,(my dad always said that when we kids were around him) how can we even have a clue as to what's going to happen in '16. Are you like me in that there would be two losers representing their respective parties. I don't even know if either Christies of Hillary is serious about running. When I see that Hill has a butt tuck and Christie has a body tuck they I'll know they're in the game for keeps.
Chris Christie: just what Republicans need. They might as well exhume Nelson Rockefeller and have him head the ticket. Haven't we had enough of this pabulum of Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt "I really didn't want the job" Romney.
I know there isn't another Reagan out there but there is a guy, a vilified by the Left guy, who has been proven correct and he's no dummy. Until I've been shown otherwise my money is on Ted Cruz.
Then again, we're only kicking in the door on 2014. Our first priority is to knock Obama around as much as we can and concentrate on the '14 election. Amen.




Because Vacation Is More Important

President Obama and his family skipped church this Christmas, despite issuing a call last week for Christians to remember the religious aspect of the holiday and not overdo the commercial. But he also spent a good amount of time with members of the armed forces serving in Hawaii, invoking the spirit of Christmas, even if not within a church.
The Obamas had attended church on Christmas each of the last three years they were in Hawaii.
Ten days ago while taping the annual “Christmas in Washington” special, Obama spoke of the birth of Christ, asking Americans not to forsake Jesus as they exchanged presents.
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/12/26/obama-skips-church-christmas/

How About Another Poke In The Eye

Hold onto you cowboy and cowgirl hats, pardners. According to the NY Post, beginning in a week, a new series of ObamaCare taxes will go into affect. The government will send them to the insurance companies who will add them on to policies hoping the unsuspecting customer is too stupid or too lazy to check them out which, in most cases, we are. Or, as has happened down through the years the citizenry will tell themselves there's nothing they can do about it.  We could just ignore that law.
Listed in the article are a few of the taxes, in some cases an extra $200 a month.
http://nypost.com/2013/12/25/new-obamacare-fees-coming-in-2014/

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Raisin Pie Christmas

Here it is, the day before Christmas. It's a time for reflection of Christmas seasons past. There have been some good ones and no bad ones. My ex-wife(see blog 12/15/13) remembers each and every one when the children were growing from toddlers to teen-agers. They're all a blur to me. It must be a man thing. Those darned kids grew up so quickly. Is it the same with you? Sometimes, when all three children get together with us at this time of year we reminisce about the old days. We'd ask them what they remember most and invariably it would boil down to the simpler things. We didn't have a boatload of money in the 70's so we watched our pennies. We packed the kids in the car and drove to a Christmas tree stand. They were usually located in a distant part of a grocery store parking lot. There'd be trees that started at $5 and worked their way up to $25. We always bought the less expensive tree but it had to be full of branches toward the bottom. Height didn't matter. It was the fullness of the tree that counted. We'd make our own decorations. Some were paper cutouts. We strung cranberries and popcorn around the branches. The children thought we had the best tree with the best decorations ever.
When I was a child we opened our presents on Christmas Eve. Grandpa would come to the house then say the same thing every year, "Let's get in my car and drive around town and see if we can see Santa". Then when we got home Santa had tricked us and under the tree were all the goodies he'd left.
Kids are so easy to fool.
When I got married our Christmas tradition changed for the better. My wife's family always had a traditional dinner on Christmas Eve then went to bed. That tradition continued with us. The next morning we, as a family, quietly arose from our slumber, put on our clothes that had been laid out the night before and went to the 7 AM church service. All the lights were out and no one dare look under the tree or in their stockings. When we got back home the fun and frivolity began. I like that tradition. We put Jesus before gifts. I think that's the way it should be.
The ex-wife and I are at that stage where gifts don't mean much. I call them 'raisin pie' gifts. My father in law died when he was 94. He was a very successful man; the spittin' image of Ward Cleaver with the same temperament. When he was asked what he wanted for Christmas he always responded the same way, "I'd like a raisin pie". It was his favorite as a kid and since he already had everything in life he wanted or needed he felt this was the perfect gift. His wife wasn't a pie maker but my wife could whip up anything so she made him his favorite. It was a gift of the heart.
We're by ourselves now. One of our children and his family lives an hour from us. We'll drive over to see them then have brunch. My son's in-laws will be there. They are delightful people and we'll laugh a lot. The other kids are in Kansas and Texas. Christmas telephone calls are the norm now. Too bad because we both miss the sparkling eyes and the laughter and giggles of our grandchildren but this is the way God meant it to be.
My ex-wife bought me a book this year. She already told me. I'm sure I'll like it. She asked me if I wanted a kindle and I said, "No, not this year". There's something special about having a book in your hand and then putting it on a shelf for later reference. I give my ex-wife money. I'd rather she pick out something for herself rather than feign excitement and joy then take it back to the store on the 26th.
Tonight we'll do something special. On the south end of Columbus is a place called German Village. We used to go down there all the time but now it's somewhat of a drive. German Village is just that; a community with cobblestone streets and homes like those one would find in southern Bavaria. We'll have dinner, look at the lights then attend Mass at St Mary's Catholic Church.
It really is a wonderful life.
Merry Christmas to all.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Susan Rice Joins 'The Dumb Club"

National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, was on 60 Minutes last night being interviewed by Leslie Stahl. Of note was a quote made by Ms. Rice, "There hasn't been a domestic terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11".
Well, pardon my ignorance but unless I had a dream wasn't there a bombing at last year's Boston Marathon? Remember Ft. Hood? That might not count because the Obama Administration still considers that workplace violence. Shut up, MJ!
http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/366991/susan-rice-no-successful-attacks-us-homeland-911-jim-geraghty

Don't Cross Michelle



How many photos of the First Lady have you seen where she's smiling at another woman? Not many.
You've heard the phrase, "If looks could kill". Isn't this the same look we saw while she was checking out the Prime Minister of Denmark at the Mandela Memorial? If memory serves the lady on the left is Carla Bruni, the wife of the former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy. Ms. Bruni is extremely attractive. Mrs. Obama is(fill-in-the-blank).

"Eat It Today, Wear It Tomorrow"

I'll write it again. "Eat it today, wear it tomorrow". It has to be one of the funniest and on target lines I've ever heard. It came from Bronc, a good and longtime friend from Parker, Arizona and he said it to me in the early 1980's. It's come out of my mouth numerous times and always evokes a nod and a laugh. It's origin is this. Bronc and I were co-coaches of a basketball team and we we're at Wharton Fieldhouse in Moline, Illinois prior to a game. I was spouting off about getting fat and Bronc said, "Eat it today, wear it tomorrow". That's it. He didn't say anything else which makes it even funnier. He's like the old sage, Jeb, who lives in the woods and utters profound words of wisdom then the townsfolk go back to their cabins and write them down for posterity.
The reason I bring this up is because I've been doing a lot of 'wearing' lately; about 15 pounds more than I was two months ago. When I put on weight it always goes to one area first, my chest. I am an immediate candidate for Kramer's, The Mansierre. It's not my fault. I come from a bad gene pool.
I made a quick decision to do something about it. Hello, Dublin Rec center. Personally, forced exercise for me is akin to throwing up and swallowing it. The first day I made the exercise decision I drove by the center and waved. That was a very positive start. The second day I walked into  the center, gave them my money, walked out the door and came home because I was exhausted. On day three I hit the treadmill and did some chest weights. Today is day four and I repeated Day 3. I feel Herculean.
I'll turn 68 in one month and three days. It's not only the weight but the rest of my body that is wearing out. It's funny how that stuff sneaks up on a person. If one thinks about it willy-nilly, the wearing out part, then it doesn't seem so bad so I made out a list of personal deterioration. I'm due for another colonoscopy. They're not as bad as it sounds but the preparation stinks. This will be my fourth.
 Another hip replacement is on the horizon. The first week after surgery is a bummer unless I'm full of happy juice. It also helps if the nurses are gorgeous and put up with my flirty senioritis mouth.
 Did you know I've suffered four severe concussions in my life; all sports related? I have brain mapping done every week to get blood to that part of the brain that doesn't work anymore. The Doc attaches electrodes to my head then sends electric impulses to my brain. Conditions of this nature sometimes allow serial killers to go free.
I love golf. You already know that. But there's one part of my body that has always plagued my ability to maintain balance. I have hammer toes, very severe hammer toes. My toes, in my entire life, have never touched the soles of my shoes. So, at the age of 67 I decided to do something about it. Did you know there are feet stores that sell two pieces of cheap looking plastic for only $325 to help correct the dreaded toe problem? I bought some yesterday. Hammer toe inserts are kind of like cheating on your body if you think about it. They're fake body parts for old people. It's like a 70 year old woman having a face lift or boob job. I mean, at our age, what's the point?
Oh, I almost forgot, I wear hearing aids. They were a good buy. I've always known how people hate it when we audibly deficient say , "Huh", fifteen thousand times a day.
It could be that I'm being overly hyper about my body. I knew a guy in Texas who had the answer to gaining weight. He always told me to buy bigger clothes. He was completely happy in whatever package he had.
I'm more vain that that. When we were in Texas two weeks ago my ex-wife(read blog for 12/15) and I along with my daughter were in the quaint little city of Fredricksburg. Every small town has a bench on Main and First Street. It's populated by three grossly overweight old-timers in bib overalls and one of them is holding his hands up with a cane. They sit all day, chew the fat and people watch. I will never be one of these guys. The wife of one of my friends calls them DPS'ers; members of the dead pecker society. Shoot me on the spot if you ever see me there. It's where old guys who don't give a whit wait to die. As I said, I'm vain.
Basically the point of this blog is people change and bodies change as we get old so we'd best learn to live with it gracefully. Another reason for this post is this: If you don't want to live with it then do something about it. In other words, "Don't eat it today and you won't wear it tomorrow".

I Couldn't Pass It Up

I don't want this to be an exclusive cartoon site but this one was too good to pass up. It's primarily for the Kool-Aid drinkers to chew on.

http://i.imgur.com/XH9j5Z0.jpg
iOwnTheWorld

ObamaCare Deadline Approaches

Lucianne.com has the funniest lead-in cartoons

Be Thankful It Wasn't The Cyclones

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State vs Akron

The Obamski's are in Hawaii on our dime so they decided to take in a college basketball on the Island of Maui. Michelle's brother is the head basketball coach at Oregon State---- for now. With his overall record at the school being pathetic if it wasn't for connections he would already have received his walking papers. Oregon State took on the Univ. of Akron yesterday and got it handed to them----on a platter. Lucky for them. Had they won they would have had to go against Fred Hoiberg's Iowa State Cyclones. Do you know how to spell 'massacre'?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

American People Have Cracker Barrel Over A Barrel

Yesterday the execs at Cracker Barrel pulled certain Duck Dynasty items form their shelves. It's a rare day when I send a note of protest to companies but I did on this one. And I can proudly say that my one little mail among hundreds of thousands sent a message that freedom of speech is not dead. Cracker Barrel announced today that they messed up via their Facebook page.

“We were flat out wrong." That’s the message Cracker Barrel is sending to enraged customers after the restaurant chain removed Duck Dynasty items from its stores over fears it might offend people. “Our intent was to avoid offending but that’s just what we’ve done,” Cracker Barrel said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings.”
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/22/cracker-barrel-screwed-up-big-time/?cmpid=NL_fntop

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Arrested For The First Time



Man, oh, man. I feel so sorry for this kid whoever he is. He's an anonymous person in Dublin, Ohio or so the ad says. It wants moi to pay money to find out about his arrest record. Can't fool me. This could be a scam I'm not completely ignorant. What could he have done: expose himself, pulled down a girl's panties? Wet his pants, maybe?
I'm sure he didn't head up a drug ring. Or, could he be a biker who runs a chop shop? Nah.
How about stealing a kids lunch money. Nope, he doesn't look like that type. That'd take a bully and, for sure, he's not that.
We're down to the nitty-gritty. All that's left is he was arrested for being afraid of the dark. Poor kid. I'll say a prayer for him tomorrow. I do like him better than Pajama Boy.

Feliz Navidad, Senors And Senoritas

Ol' MJ is tuckered out today. All that's necessary to make the day feel good is to surf the channel--on the sofa---hoping I fall asleep.
I did have one brilliant moment regarding Christmas this morning. I must have visited twenty department stores in the last two days. If you live in an area without a mega mall thank everything and everyone you can. With all the traffic it's mental seppuku. I didn't run across one establishment where the sales help didn't say something other than "Happy Holidays". Disturbing. Then I thought, maybe I shouldn't be overly hyper about coming back with, "And Merry Christmas to you, too". I wouldn't want to make the people feel badly especially if their boss made them say the phrase. So, I decided I'd always say, "Feliz Navidad". It's the same thing as "Merry Christmas". it doesn't put pressure on people. Plus, folks will chuckle and think of  Trini Lopez and his never ending song. And think about this. I'm supporting cultural diversity.
"Feliz Navidad, Senors and Senoritas.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Would This Be Considered Hypocrisy?


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"Not Another Brother"

It seems as though every other month we hear about another of Barack's brothers. How many does he have, anyway? Are there fifty? How about a hundred? Is there a name for this tribe? The one who lives in Kenya in a tin hut is akin to Billy Carter. I've never heard about this guy but he's writing a book. Anybody can write a book. Even Piers Morgan did.
The first paragraph of this clip says bunches about Mr. B. H. Obama if we can believe what his brother has to say. One thing for certain, their dad was prolific in bedding women.

In an interview with AP, President Obama’s half-brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, described his relationship with his brother as “cold” and stated that when the two first met in Kenya in 1988, “Barack thought I was too white, and I thought he was too black.”

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obamas-half-brother-barack-thought-i-was-too-white

Maybe Women Are Needier

Even though the Presidents poll numbers are in free fall he still maintains a positive with woman. It's most likely true this would be the case with all Democrat candidates: they give away free things. Single woman like Democrats. They would be the recipients of birth control. They raise the children. Why, the government is like having their own personal sugar daddy 24/7. Obama relates to woman because he's a girlie man. He also might have a limp wrist from his days in Chi-town and earlier. Women relate to these kind of guys. They are seen as a non-threat. At least that's what my used to be wife told me. http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/
 
I pulled an article from National Review Online to explain why men don't attach themselves to the Little O. It's not a sexy article but I found it interesting. Otherwise, it wouldn't be in here.

"President Barack Obama has never been a man’s man, or, more precisely, a men’s man. In 2008 he failed to win a majority of men’s votes, and in 2012 he lost men decisively. Hostility toward the president is not distributed evenly among men: He does fairly well among Hispanics and enjoys nearly unanimous support among blacks, but he lost the last election by 27 points among white men. In the most recent Quinnipiac poll, men report disapproval of the president by a more than 2-to-1 margin.
Men aren’t buying what President Obama is selling".
http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Don't Ask Me About Duck Dynasty

Our American society has gone goofy. Last week the MSM was in a huff about whether or not Santa Claus was white. The same went for Jesus Christ. Too bad for us that we didn't have that discussion about George Zimmerman. Phil Robertson has been suspended/fired from the all-time leading cable TV show, Duck Dynasty. Mr. Robertson, in an interview with GQ, said things about gays and their lifestyle that the A&E television network thought inappropriate. I was listening to our local radio station this morning, 610 AM out of Columbus, Ohio. The announcer stated that people shouldn't make any comments on any media outlets because: (a) most people have never seen the show and (b) they don't know one thing about Robertson. The announcer is correct. People in this communication age think they have the right to blow smoke and be self-imposed experts on anything and everything because they can send a text.  According to the announcer Robertson was a 60's hippie, sex-drugs-and rock n' roll and all that jazz. He also said that Robertson was an excellent college football player and was trying out for the Washington Redskins except, when hunting season came along he thought that was more important that playing with a piece of oblong leather so he went home. It was some time after this that he found Jesus Christ. I don't know if this is true or not. I don't care. Robertson was giving his own personal views to GQ; freedom of speech if you will. So, members of GLADD raised a ruckus with A&E and now the guy's gone. Once again, it never ceases to amaze me that a group of people with around 2% of the population can have so much power. Gays have a ton of money, my friends, and that makes a huge difference.
I cannot comment on the Duck Dynasty situation any more than I have. I've never seen the show. I've never heard any of them speak except for a nice looking young man who was on the television show, The Five. He was very intelligent and very funny. Oh, I do know they, all of them, are outspoken Christian conservatives. They wear camo clothes and live in the South, maybe. But, then again, I don't know.
Here's something to chew on. We're(Obama and Kerry) and the rest of their ilk busting butts to restore a relationship with Iran. Good Allah, we've bent over backwards to suck up to these nuke hungry killers. There's a social problem with this. Not only Iran, but in the world, if you happen to be of the Muslim faith homosexuality is illegal under Sharia Law. If you are to be a gay blade type then it's tough nuts for you. The powers to be wouldn't take away your TV show. They'd lop off your head and put it on a pike. That's not only scary, it's reality. And it's much more important that anything Phil Robertson can say is whether or not Santa Claus is white.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Under ObamaCare Don't Get Sick While On Vacation

Well, isn't this just dandy. Investors Business Daily has discovered this little gem about needing medical services if you happen to be away from home. In a nutshell, you won't get any help because you will be out of your local network. Don't get overly nervous, though. Let's say you're in a car accident, a horrible one, and there are massive injuries. Then you will be eligible for aid. But, I'm wondering if my abscessed tooth  that laid me up while in Minnesota in 2002 would be covered. Probably not. Every day there's a revolutionary catastrophe about to erupt.

You can read a couple of blurbs from IBD then take a gander at the entire article. Ain't life grand?
    
Paul warns this will have "a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector.
A prominent New York insurance broker pointed out that most of the policies offered on the ObamaCare exchanges are not national networks, so "if you need routine medical services, they will not be covered when you leave your local area," as they were before.
Travel health insurance, unfortunately, only covers emergencies. So, the broker told Paul, "a large portion of the population will have their insurance as a consideration for their mobility, which they never had before."


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Another Failed Health Care Ad

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This is a picture of the new and masculine Organizing for Action character. OforA are the people who promote Obama's health care. Don't take offense but this worm should be wearing rainbow pajamas. If he was at my house I'd sit on the other side of the room. If he entered my bedroom I use a taser on him. Can't these people come up with something that excites(stop it, MJ) their majority without using this bird? They first went with a college chick who was horny for ObamaCare because she could get birth control and now they come up with this clown who doesn't need it.



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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Disgusting: Our Men Were Crapped On By DemoCommies



The Democraps show their true colors(Red) again by voting against our soldiers. Do you remember a few months ago when the old hag, Nancy Pelosi, said we've cut everything we can. Nonsense. Yesterday Dr. Senator, Tom Coburn(Oklahoma) published his 2013 list of 'Wastebook Spending'. I've included a link in the article out of Oklahoma. It took me hours to wade through the 100 items which, according to Coburn, comes to $30 billion in nonsense spending by the government.
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/coburns-annual-wastebook-spots-30b-questionable-sp/ncNHD/
A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.

The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.
Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/17/senate-gop-fails-in-final-bid-to-restore-military-pension-cuts-to-budget-bill/

 

It's That (Sometimes) Infuriating Time Of Year

It's the full blown Christmas season. Here's how I know: I have that nauseous feeling that it's time to crawl into a cave and hibernate until December 26. Don't get me wrong about Christmas and presents and wiping out my checking account. I buy gifts for friends and non-friends. I'm a soft touch for the Salvation Army. I can never remember walking by a SA bell ringer without dropping some bills in the kettle. But, aside from my church, that's the only group I support. Unlike the United Way, the Salvation Army dispenses charity funds almost entirely to the needy. United Way folks pay their CEO's first and pay them well. For me this destroys the purpose of charity. One would think the United Way are congressmen grabbing PAC money ASAP.
I have a dread of receiving gifts. I don't like receiving gifts. This is a Freudian thing. When I was a kid my parent's, at Christmastime, spent more on us than Rockefeller spent on his entire clan. My parent's went into eternal debt to  buy gifts for us. We received things that were absolutely useless. When I was 12 I received a bow and arrows. That's right, a bow and four arrows. My buddy, Dick Musser and I, went out into a field, shot them in the air a couple of times then when a falling arrow came to close to my eyeball we left them in a field then went to the YMCA and shot baskets. The best gift, bar none, I ever received was a basketball game when I was nine years old. It had a cardboard court with five holes on each side of the half line. If a ping pong ball went into one of these holes I would pull a lever and a spring shot the ball in the air toward a basket. I played it for hours. I did learn to cheat with it, though. I drew a barely visible pencil line near a hole that told me how far back to pull the lever. This game must have cost $4.00. Maybe that's why my folks never mentioned how grateful I should be.
The absolute reason, and this is the Freudian thing, that I hate receiving gifts is because whatever we received my folks always said, "You'd better like this because we spent $29.00 on it". This has hung with me forever. I'm sure I could make a psychiatrist rich discussing those days.
In the last two days I have bought gifts for a very special lady who has been a mentor, a close friend who asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said, "Nothing". My best friend and best man in my wedding lives close to me. He'll get a golf gift. My neighbor smokes a cigar once a year and he likes good ones. I got him an Arturo Fuente. He'll like it. My mailman is a good guy. I always buy him something, usually a ham. My garbage men get Subway sandwich coupons. I think they appreciate those because I've never found leftovers in the garbage. I buy a 5 lb. bag of M&M's for my son's father-in-law. He sucks 'em down the way an addict snorts cocaine. I usually give my wife cash because everything I give her she takes back to the store. I mean, who wouldn't want an ocelot? Just kidding, of course, because remember: I don't have a wife, anymore.(See 12/15 blog)
I enjoy buying lunch for members of the armed forces. They are openly grateful. I'll buy them lunch the year round but at Christmas they get this and other stuff out of their price range. I love the guys who protect my family and me. I enjoy buying gifts when the recipient is unsuspecting. Aside from my grandchildren if someone makes a list they get lumps of coal.
You guys get the drift on the post. It's not that I'm a special and wonderful person. Blessings received are blessings earned but it's nice to be able to do the giving on one's own dime without the government telling me when, how and why. Imagine if the government told me I had to buy gifts for a certain block of folks in southwest Columbus. Now imagine me saying, "KMA".
I'm a stickler for saying, "Merry Christmas". If someone tells me, "Happy Holidays" I'll come back with, "And Merry Christmas to you, too". When push comes to shove I'm more than certain people like this.
I may do another Christmas post later but for now this is good enough.
Merry Christmas to all.

Monday, December 16, 2013

I Had Not Heard This

Until today I had not heard that the Colorado shooter was confronted by an armed security guard stationed at the high school. And it, the shooting, was over in 80 seconds. So, let the word go forth. Good people with guns can shoot and bring down bad people with guns. Even the presence of a weapon serves a purpose. The kid couldn't handle the pressure so he, an avowed socialist, shot himself. End of story.

Joe Being Joe



From the Daily Caller

Joe, be careful. Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego lost his job because of shenanigans like this.

Alphabet Of The Obsolete

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Single Guy

I have a wife who values her privacy. When this blog was pumping out eight or ten pieces before it took a twelve month hiatus she insisted, if I wrote about her, that she was never to be referred to by her real name. So, I gave her the name Lizzie. Not any more. She has now informed me that she doesn't want to be mentioned, period. It was her suggestion that I become a single guy for now and ever more. And so it is. From this day forward  she's non-existent; never was and never will be. This could be fun. I'll be dating Hollywood starlets and hop scotching around the world with oodles of cash that comes out of nowhere. Why, I might show up in the locker room of next years Super Bowl champions. Who's to call me a liar? Not the wife. Not Lizzie. Remember?  She isn't anymore.

More On Colorado Shooter: He Could've Been Hired By MSNBC

Early news reports have identified the Arapahoe High School gunman as Karl Halverson Pierson, an 18-year-old student. Pierson is believed to be responsible for wounding one other student before shooting and killing himself with a shotgun. The Denver Post reports that Pierson had "very strong political beliefs" and that one Facebook post he authored tore into Republicans as the political party that wanted to let people die:

"[Y]ou republicans are so cute" his post reads, with an image that says: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em Die, Gun Violence: Let 'em Die, Women's Rights: Let 'em Die, More War: Let 'em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?"
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/12/14/arapahoe-gunman-ripped-republicans-on-facebook

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wish Me Luck

My brother in law lives in a beautiful home in east Texas situated very close to nothing. Adjacent to his home is a 300 acre lake with the water clarity of mud. The closest gas station to his place is ten miles away. If I lived here I'd have the brain power of bananas. There's not much to do. I'd have to break down and buy a dog to have someone to speak to. We spent the night here. I wish it was longer because I know what lies ahead.
We'll be leaving for Ohio today and that trip, in itself, is grounds for suicide. We need to drive from southwest Arkansas to the very northeast corner of the state. All the while I'll be thinking of Webb Hubbell, Susan McDougal and Bill and Hill. It's like a jeep trip through Montana; hours and hours of horrid memories.
Normally, I'll plan trips on week days so I can have talk radio. Not today or tomorrow. It'll be 16 hours of a self induced coma. Therefore, I'll be on hiatus until Monday---or Tuesday---or whenever the Mazda 5 pulls into Dublin, Ohio.
Safe travels everyone.

The Colorado Shooter: A Left Wing Whacko

Early news reports have identified the Arapahoe High School gunman as Karl Halverson Pierson, an 18-year-old student. Pierson is believed to be responsible for wounding one other student before shooting and killing himself with a shotgun. The Denver Post reports that Pierson had "very strong political beliefs" and that one Facebook post he authored tore into Republicans as political party that wanted to let people die:

"[Y]ou republicans are so cute" and posting an image that reads: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em Die, Gun Violence: Let 'em Die, Women's Rights: Let 'em Die, More War: Let 'em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?" …
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/12/14/arapahoe-gunman-ripped-republicans-on-facebook

The Disaster In The White House

From David Solway at PJ Media: A very good read:

Let me begin with a categorical statement that, given current events and recent political history, can be easily defended: Barack Hussein Obama is a willful, indoctrinated child of the Left with strong Islamic sympathies who is not fit to govern. Indeed, he would not be fit to govern Lower Slobovia, let alone the United States of America. Obama is a historic disaster of the first magnitude and, if not restrained, he will see to the irrevocable decline of the country which foolishly elected him, leaving the world on the brink of a conflict — or in the midst of one — whose repercussions cannot be underestimated.
http://pjmedia.com/blog/what-will-it-take/?singlepage=true

Friday, December 13, 2013

How Times Have Changed

My eyes are about to fall out of their sockets from a lack of sleep but I'm interested in the television report on the shooting at Araphoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. As of now two students were shot by an assailant allegedly looking for a teacher. Evidently, he wanted to off him but we now know he off'd himself.
This reminds me of a story dating back to 1986. It was a Saturday night, around eleven pm and I was sound asleep until the ringing of the telephone awakened me. There was a male on the other end and he identified himself as a student at the school in which I taught. Those were the days without caller id. He told me he was going to kill me the next Monday. I don't care for that kind of talk. Anyway, within two minutes I was sawing Z's again.
The following Monday I went to our principal, the good Fr. Van Weil, and told him about the threat.
He started laughing then walked away. Things like that didn't happen in those days but the more I thought about what had occurred it might be that I was, how can I say this, not that special as a staff member.
I'm not trying to make light of the school shootings. I'm sure we'll find out that the shooter in Centennial was a disturbed young person. Friends and acquaintances will come forward telling us how strange this person was, in and out of school. His or her parent's will feign cluelessness. Let's face facts. There are 160 million males in this country. Don't you think there are five or six of these who are in need of special, professional help? Killings of this kind are like waging war. They always were and always will be. Life goes on except now we'll have to listen to the nitwits who spew hate on shows like MSNBC.

Wake Up America

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hunter Deserves To Remain Anonymous

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Woe to he if his name is Hunter Yelton and he is six years old. More woe if he is suspended from school and is from Canon City, Colorado. You see, this pint sized pervert had the temerity to kiss a female classmate on the cheek. It's imperative, in my opinion, that Hunter remain anonymous from a photo standpoint. The last thing we need is for members of the ACLU or NOW seeking him out for further harassment. Two things are needed for clarification on this story: (1) Had Yelton kissed a boy classmate he most likely would have received a free pass and (2) He did not kiss said female classmate on her butt cheek but on that part of the human body next to the mouth. According to the actions of the school one would think this 'cheek area' is the home of her female genitalia.
Hunter's mom has a proverbial bee in her bonnet because she doesn't want this incident of sexual harassment to go on his permanent record. A school psychologist thinks this whole incident is a bunch of malarkey(imagine that) but the school is sticking by it's guns because Hunter Yelton is a serial cheek kisser. He did it to the same love interest once before. MJ Hawkeye has the solution. Send the kid to the private school.


I Am So Friggin' Cool

Selfie: David Cameron and Barack Obama took a picture of themselves alongside Denmark's prime minister Helle Thorning Schmidt
For the thousands of mourners inside Johannesburg's FNB Stadium it was meant to be a fitting tribute to a 'giant of history'.
But while some reflected on the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, some world leaders saw it as the perfect opportunity to grab a quick 'selfie' with their peers - prompting a backlash from web users accusing them of undermining the seriousness of the event.
U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt grinned as they cozied up for a quick picture at yesterday's memorial service for the former South African president, prompting an outpouring of criticism.
As the trio posed for the mobile phone snap, Obama's wife Michelle sat alongside her husband looking somewhat stony faced.
Her mood didn't improve as Mr Obama and Ms Thorning-Schmidt talked through the order of service and shared a joke.
And it seems that the frosty faced First Lady was so unimpressed with her husband's behavior that she eventually put an end to the fun.
A photo sequence which later went viral online appears to show Michelle swapping seats to sit between Barack and Ms Thorning-Schmidt.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521146/Nelson-Mandela-memorial-service-World-leaders-gather-South-Africa-remember-president.html#ixzz2nCixXgrL
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

He's All Boy

There are nine grandchildren in my life; four boys and five girls. They range in age from nine to two. Each of them in their own special way is unique. All grandparents talk that way about their own kid-kids, don't they? My four grandsons are also special. We're presently in San Antonio and I was having a conversation with my daughter about one of my son's nine year old boys. "Being with him", I said, "is like being with a Franciscan monk. He's that reverent, holy and kind, just like his dad was at the same age. Don't think he's a sissy boy because he isn't. Unlike many humans he's been gifted with kindness genes. My five year old grandson in Olathe, Kansas is exactly the way his dad was at that age; legos and art work is his life. His dad is now a big time graphic designer so from this offspring that's what we can expect. I'll take that.
My four year and three month old grandson in San Antonio is different from the others. He's Mr.Mischievous with a most infectious laugh. He played T-ball this past Fall. He won an award for being the fastest player. He won another trophy for having the best laugh. Is that great or what?
Luckily, for all of us, his parents are not politically correct. My grandson plays with swords. He has a scabbard around his waist and we have duels with each other. He even shouts out, "On guard"! He also knows what nunchucks are and how to use them. I love it. Yesterday, I took him out to a place called Inflatable World. It's kind of like Chucke Cheese's without the screaming brats. He scrambled up the stairs of inflatable monsters and slid down on his bottom a couple of times, giggling and screaming hilariously all the way down. Then we played games. I had three pockets full of quarters and kept pumping them in the slots so he could take home a worthless piece of junk. As it was he ended up with some Spiderman dog tags with a real value of about 1 cent. Ol' Grandpa spent $15.00 to put a smile on his face and it was worth it. His favorite games were those involving guns: guns on space ships, guns that were used to bring down bears and rabbits, guns that when fired elicit an explosion on the screen. He laughed and hollered and yelled, "Gotcha" when he brought down an alien invader. Later, I asked my daughter if there was a suspension policy if, when he starts kindergarten, he makes a gun shape out of his hand. She didn't think so but they'd cross that bridge when they come to it. I like her attitude.
Having a grandson who has a wild streak makes my heart pound with joy. He's the kind of kid a 'never been married with children teacher' would want to destroy with Ritalin. Fat chance of that unless she wants Grandpa Hawkeye raising all kinds of hell. One more thing about my grandson from San Antonio; he's all boy and I love it.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

The Failed Afghan War

Almost three quarters of the 2,153 U.S. military fatalities in the 12-year-old Afghanistan war have taken place since Obama was first inaugurated, according to an Associated Press (AP) tally.

Using the AP’s Afghanistan casualties database, Breitbart News calculated that between January 20, 2009, and the end of last month 1,595 U.S. soldiers lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict. The total number of military deaths so far is 2,153.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/12/08/Obamas-Term-Sees-Three-Quarters-of-US-Military-Deaths-in-Afghanistan

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sensing A Pattern



I'm beginning to sense a pattern when it comes to our Chief Executive honoring people in American and world history. First it was the commemoration of Rosa Parks as she refused to give up her bus seat and move to the back of a city bus. Then, in honor of Nelson Mandela, Obama proceeded to honor his memory. Finally, we see Obama superimposed in a scene at the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Hawaii.. What a guy he is except there were no Parks pictures nor did we see Mandela. As with the Pearl Harbor photo it's Obama being in the pics all day all the time. The guy is certifiable.

Worst Common Core Math Problem Ever

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http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/07/is-this-common-core-math-question-the-worst-math-question-in-human-history/

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Why Mandela

Flags have been lowered at half mast around our nation following the death of Nelson Mandela. Why? Have we lowered our flags for other foreign leaders? Yes, we have. Winston Churchill was honored with the lowering of the flag after his death. He was a believer in the democratic process and the capitalistic economy. He also rallied the world against the onslaught of the Nazi's. In addition, Churchill's mother was American born. The only other world leader to be honored with a half staff was Pope John Paul II. Before someone calls the organization for the separation of church and state on this one understand that John Paul, along with Margaret Thatcher and Pres. Reagan, brought down the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe. Mrs. Thatcher wasn't deemed the honor of a half staff flag by Obama but we all understand why. The President hates everything British. Apparently, Mr. Obama feels Nelson Mandela left an indelible mark of international statesmanship on the United States. One can only imagine if the flags of the US would have flown at half mast had George Washington died during this present administration. I shudder to think about it.
The purpose of lowering the flag is to honor an individual who has given service to our country. The flag was lowered for Sen. Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania. The only service I can think of was that he left the Republican Party and joined the Communist one.
States can also call for the lowering of the flag. Call me overly critical but I do not think the half mast flag should apply to Elvis, Michael Jackson(unless it was the flag of a pedophile nation) and Whitney Houston; drug addled all.
Please don't put the onus on me for being a racist against Mandela because I've questioned the flag dropping for him. I know he spent years in prison for his anti-apartheid views. Twenty-seven years is a long time in anyone's book. But I think it's important that we understand he hasn't been beatified except by the likes of the Leftist writer, Jonathan Alter. On MSNBC he called for the release of all prisoners in US prisons who are serving life sentences regardless of their crime. This action would be a good way to honor Mandela, he said. Good Lord, Lefties make them so easy to detest. The Leftists will the ones pushing to have Mandela's statue in every schoolyard around the world. Personally, I don't get it. Here's a guy, Mandela, who was an avowed communist. I first heard about commies when I was in the first grade at Sacred Heart school in Boone, Iowa. Commies were bad people but the Korean Conflict was taking place so we all needed the propaganda. Sixty years later I still detest communists. It's the American way or it's supposed to be that way. That's what my grandfather always told me and my grandfather knew everything.
I've snagged a few quotes uttered by Mr. Mandela that explains his political philosophy. If you don't know then you should. For those who believe in democracy and capitalism it isn't pretty.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/7-nelson-mandela-quotes-you-probably-wont-see-in-the-us-medi

Friday, December 6, 2013

Slave Wages

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Compliments of Weasel Zippers

Don't Be A Jobs Sucker

The employment numbers for November were released this morning. The White House is jumping for glee because the 2009 'Summer of Recovery' has finally kicked in. Folks, don't be suckers.
According to the figures non farm jobs created came to 203,000 with the unreal unemployment percentage dropping from 7.3 to 7.0. What a hearty laugh I gave these. The members of the Stupid Party will do their best to mangle normal thinking but it can't be done. Think back to October of 2013. Wasn't that the month when the government shutdown took place? 85,0000 federal workers received a paid taxpayer funded vacation and were reimbursed with their salaries when they returned to what they call work. Figure it out for yourselves. 40% of those new jobs created were old jobs already in existence. God only knows how many fell out of the looking for work process in the month. Ahhh, December is upon. That will tell the tale. I'd like to be able to say that all I hear on the streets in December is "Merry Christmas" but most likely it will be "Obama sucks"!

The Eagle Killer. What If Bush Had Done This?


The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
The change, requested by the wind energy industry, will provide legal protection for the lifespan of wind farms and other projects for which companies obtain a permit and make efforts to avoid killing the birds.
An investigation by The Associated Press earlier this year documented the illegal killing of eagles around wind farms, the Obama administration’s reluctance to prosecute such cases and its willingness to help keep the scope of the eagle deaths secret.
 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-house-gives-wind-farms-pass-on-killing-endangered-eagles/

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How The White House Commemorated Mandela's Death




Did you happen to catch Der Leaders' tribute to Mandela on television? It was very well spoken and well written until. and we all knew this would happen, Obama had to start talking about himself.

That Lyin' President

ANOTHER LIE: Obama Admits He Lived With Illegal Uncle Omar After All
Obama cannot go one day without telling a lie. You've heard the saying, "One can always tell a man's character by the little things he says and does". Why was it so important that Obama insisted that he never lived with his alcoholic uncle and now he admits that he did. Then again, he has a brother who lives in a tin hut in Kenya who survives on a dollar a month.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/12/another-obama-lie-president-admits-he-lived-with-illegal-uncle-omar/

Is Santa A Lib Or Conservative

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Their burgers might be squares, but their employees clearly aren't.
Wendy's employee Amy Seiber was arrested and soon became an ex-employee on Nov. 1, when a customer at the chain's Lovejoy, Ga. location called 911 on Nov. 1 and reported there was a half-smoked blunt inside her burger, TMZ reported Thursday.
Police say when they showed up, Seiber, 32, told them the blunt belonged to her, and that she "misplaced" it inside the cheeseburger. She was arrested for possession of marijuana.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/05/marijuana-on-wendys-burger-amy-seiber_n_4391357.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

MJH.s All-Time #1 Post

Most every morning I check out what's being read by you folks. Invariably, the accompanying blog shows up in the top three and has been that way since it was first published in August of 2012. It's a lollapalooza.


Saturday night was dudsville for television unless you were into the Olympics. Around 9 PM, with remote in hand, I pressed the guide button to check out my choices. I must have skimmed the channels fifteen times and then I saw the name, 'Stossel' on the Fox Business channel. I've always liked John Stossel dating back to his days with 20/20. He was constantly exposing a company or government agency for graft and corruption. On the FBC he has an in-studio audience which adds to the spontaneity of the telecast. Last nights show centered around the impact the mainstream media has in determining the issue of gas and oil and how pipelines, if constructed, would destroy the landscape of America. As a guest he had on Sarah Palin of 'drill baby drill' fame. You may have heard this spiel before but, if not, she was talking about drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. Did you know that the State of Alaska is two and a half times the size of Texas? Did you know that the ANWR region for drilling is 2,000 acres, about the size of LAX. In actuality, the caribou herds have flourished because of the drilling that took place. It warmed the area so that vegetation had a chance to grow in the tundra. The lack of drilling in ANWR is causing the loss of thousands of jobs, in most cases, Barack, union jobs. According to Palin there has only been one pipeline accident in the history of the ANWR pipeline and that was when a hunter got irresponsible with his rifle.
On to bigger things, if you'll permit me. The Keystone Pipeline has been put on hold by the Obama administration coming out of Canada to the USA. The Canadians had no choice but to be selling to the ChiComs. Why, say the Obamanuts, the pipeline would destroy the environmental system of this country. And then the MSM pushes this mantra to the extent that it makes lemmings of our people and gives the eco-nuts a platform to espouse their uncompromising views. We haven't built a refinery in this country for around forty years and people wonder why we pay large amounts of hard earned cash on the best fuel in the world at the pump. And this doesn't take into account what lies under our ground which is the largest reserve in the world.
What I'd like you to do is study very carefully this map I've re-printed. It shows the number of pipelines for oil and natural gas already in place in the US. Then click on the attachment to see more detailed maps, ten of them, that show exactly where these pipelines begin and end. So, I ask you, if all these pipelines are in place right now have you noticed a lack of chickadees in your yard? Have all the swallows gone to Capistrano? I saw a hummingbird yesterday at my golf course and I didn't look twice because I see them all the time.
Folks, we're being hoodwinked by the media. If you didn't know better one would think they have an agenda.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2KJke3MCCdQKhMAMH.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Doil%2Bpipelines%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bunited%2Bstates%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-701%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D5&w=1017&h=780&imgurl=4.bp.blogspot.com%2F_IQgkr1tu7Pk%2FTBp4Q-q8jTI%2FAAAAAAAADWo%2Fx6oJocsn7Ok%2Fs1600%2Fnnn%2Boil%2B%2Betc.%2Ball_pipe.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Flobojosden.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F06%2Fgulf-coast-and-spatial-distribution-of.html&size=198.6+KB&name=...+And+The+Spatial+Distribution+of+Oil+And+Gas+and+Products+Pipelines&p=oil+pipelines+in+the+united+states&oid=2c11a324952e245497b58ede592a060f&fr2=&fr=yfp-t-701&tt=...%2BAnd%2BThe%2BSpatial%2BDistribution%2Bof%2BOil%2BAnd%2BGas%2Band%2BProducts%2BPipelines&b=0&ni=72&no=5&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12ipubrlm&sigb=13o6rngcc&sigi=133vog1qo&.crumb=8/142AWj7wr
Check out every single map. It's amazing how we're being duped.

One Private Meeting Between President, Sebelius in 3.5 Years Leading Up to Obamacare Launch

A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News' Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/04/WH-Calendar-Records-A-Single-One-On-One-Meeting-Between-Obama-and-Sebelius

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Vacation

In order to irritate the Progressive Communists who might come across my blog the wife and I are taking an early Christmas--not holiday, not winter-but Christmas vacation. After a 22 hour drive we arrived in San Antonio for a two week visit to see our daughter, her husband and our precious three grandchildren. The trip down was basically uneventful. We broke it up by driving to Central Iowa to have Thanksgiving dinner with Ma. Then spent three days in Olathe, Kansas and saw #1 son, his wife and three more gems of the family. After that it was down to Miami, Oklahoma(pronounced Mi-am-uh) for a two day visit with my old college roomie and his beautiful wife.
Here's a small world story. We had driven forty miles into Texas and stopped at a Starbucks. I was wearing my Iowa sweatshirt. The young lass behind the counter asked if I was from Iowa. 'I was born there", I said. She told me she was born in Iowa, a town called Boone. Well, imagine that. That's where I'm from. I didn't know her family which is unusual because at one time I knew everyone from Boone. Those citizens are most likely all dead.
Want to know what's really neat about Texas interstates? They have signs that read, 'Use left lane only to pass'. This is right at the heart of one of my pet peeves; drivers, mostly women. using a cell phone or texting who live in the left hand lane and drive ten miles an hour under the limit. Also, their license plates are always from Blue states.
Wendy Davis from Texas is running on the Democrat/Progressive/Communist ticket for governor in the next election. She's a single babe and unlike the great percentage of folks from the loser party is not unattractive. Her claim to fame is that while in the Texas legislature, and this was last summer, she filibustered against a pro-life bill. The Leftist media made an overnight sensation out of her. She's the darling of all that is wrong in this world but no matter. I was listening to the radio this morning and the announcer gave her financial statistics: salary, taxes paid and money given to charity. She's wealthier than 90% of the people making a salary of $280,000 last year but, like Obama, and Biden and the rest of the do-nothing but whine party, gave a whopping $995.00 dollars to charity. And these are the clowns who want the rest of us taxed into oblivion.
One of the best things about Texas is that every restaurant, motel and place of business with a television always has the channel set to Fox News. I love this state.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Doctors Know

The disastrous Obamacare rollout has prompted eleven doctors to run for the Senate.
These doctors, all of whom are Republicans, hope that their expertise as doctors will help to convince voters that Obamacare is not good for the nation.
Paul Broun is a family physician running for the open Senate seat in Georgia. He said, “Doctors are in a very unique position to look at the financing of healthcare. We go into medicine for one reason, and one reason only: Because we care about people, we want the people who we serve to have a productive, happy, healthy life.”
It is likely that the majority of these eleven individuals will win in their respective states. In 2012, doctors were rated as the third most trustworthy professionals in the country.
https://col125.mail.live.com/default.aspx?id=64855

Obama Pays Tribute To Rosa Parks

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Fifty-Eight years ago yesterday in Montgomery, Alabama a cleaning lady, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a city bus and move to the back. This defiance was the beginning of the civil rights movement in the country. Barack Obama wanted to recognize Mrs. Parks great achievement so not only did have this picture of Parks on the back of the bus but he made her lie on the floor----or something like that. See Barack looking out the window. He's telling himself, "I am so wonderful".
idea from Weasel Zippers.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Football 101

Five years ago I was a guest of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team. After the game I was also allowed to sit in on the post game press conference headed by the former coach, Kevin McHale. After five years I recall only one aspect of the experience. The sportswriter asking questions was from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was in his thirties, about 5'9" and weighed too much. He had a scraggly beard and more scraggly hair on top of his head. He was wearing blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt. If he ever played in sports contest he'd have thrown up on himself and quit after the first minute. I'll get back to this guy later.
If you follow college sports yesterday's results were unique. The game of the day featured Auburn University versus the University of Alabama. The game ended on one play I'd never before witnessed. With one second to play Alabama's field goal kicker attempted one from 56 yard to win the contest. His kick came up woefully short. The Auburn kick return artist caught it nine yards deep in the end zone and ran it back for a touchdown. Game over.
The Alabama kicker had attempted four field goals in the game; three he missed and one was blocked. In this morning's news, tweets were posted about this twenty year old kicker and how his life is now being threatened by Alabama die-hard fans. My guess is they lost their shirts at the betting window.
I have a history with sports. My participation started when I was nine years old and culminated in 1968 after playing basketball and baseball in college. After that was a twenty year career coaching basketball and football. There were good years and not so good years. There were good parents and not so good parents along with other good and not so good coaches and administrators. All in all it was a worthwhile experience. One of my best friends, a high level executive with a major company, always told me he give up everything if he could have my job. He thought I went out on a Friday night and coached. That's the way most civilians think. The coaching rundown for football is thus. A two week camp in the summer that runs five hours daily. Two weeks prior to the beginning of the school year 'two a day' practices begin. We'd have one three hour session in the morning and another two hour session in the afternoon. When the school year begins the kids had two and a half hour practices during the week. Friday was game night; that was the evening when your reward for all the practice happened.
On Saturday morning after the game the kids would come in for stretching exercises and the coaches would determine what the injury situation was and take appropriate action. Saturday afternoon we had off. It was our vacation.
Sunday was not a day of rest. The coaches gathered around noon and started looking game films from the previous game. After this we watched game films of our next opponent and prepared our game plan. If we were fortunate we'd be home at nine that evening. How many of you knew this about coaching in high school? And you thought it was all raspberries and ice cream.
Last August a sportswriter from Sports Illustrated, Stewart Mandel, wrote an article about the five worst coaches in college football. Kirk Ferentz, a fifteen year guy for the University of Iowa made the list. Ferentz happens to be the all-time leader in wins at Iowa. He makes $4 million dollars a year. One thing he doesn't do is allow players who violate team rules to hang around. In the last five years he's booted from the squad a number of top flight players who have been arrested for assault, drunkeness and poor grades. Iowa has the highest number of football graduates in the Big Ten Conference. Last year Iowa was 4-8. This year they turned that number around.
My take on fans, sportswriters included, is a justified insult. There might be exceptions but I have not met, in my sports playing and coaching experience, one sportswriter or uber critical fan who has ever put on a jock strap. I have never met a sports critic who has given their all on the field of athletic battle. I have rarely, if ever, met a sportswriter or amateur complainer who knew what the hell they were talking about.
I would make a slight wager that the SI writer, Stewart Mandel doesn't either.