Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Obama sends a nuclear terrorist back to Afghanistan. Barack Obama released a nuclear terrorist back to Afghanistan this month. Mohammad Zahir was in possession of uranium for use in making an atomic bomb when he was captured. Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage Magazine reported: If Obama has a red line when it comes to releasing terrorists, we haven’t seen it yet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Could It Be The Vile Vortex

Every December, a week prior to Christmas, my wife and I get together for lunch with the same couple to exchange gifts. We both had December weddings. He was best man in mine and I in his. Together we have a combined eighty-seven years of marital something depending on which spouse is questioned. For instance, my wife and I celebrated our forty-fifth yesterday. I awakened and said, "Happy 45th anniversary". She replied, "Is that all it's been"?

Our couples lunch took place at an upscale restaurant called McCormick and Schmicks in the Easton Town Centre in Columbus. The venue is elegant and our server was very professional. It's the kind of place where a cup of clam chowder goes for half a month's social security check.

Anyway, toward the end of lunch my buddy's wife said, "Have you heard about the Vile Vortex? I'm familiar with the word vile since more than once I've been accused of being exactly that. Since the definition of  vortex sounds cerebral I knew I was clueless so I asked for an explanation. According to this lady there are either ten or twelve(depending on a source) geographic areas of the globe centered around the equator. What I'm about to explain is tricky so I'll use my best basic kindergarten verbiage. These unseen areas are composed of magnetic forces that suck in objects to only God knows where. It's unknown if they originated when the earth was created or, and this is spooky stuff, aliens may have placed them here millions of years ago.

Do you remember the movie, Close Encounters of The Third Kind? At the end of the film hundreds of earthlings came walking off the space ship. They had been missing for decades, not aging a day since they had gone missing. Were the aliens responsible for the Vile Vortex? Could be, or not.

Were all familiar with The Bermuda Triangle. Hundreds of ships and planes flying over or sailing on it have disappeared. The Bermuda Triangle is a part of the Vile Vortex as is the area where the Malaysian planes have disappeared. The large human type rock forms on Easter Island are also a part of the Vile Vortex. I told you it was spooky but you didn't believe me, did you?

My friend's wife asked me if I was fearful about the earth being consumed by these unseemly forces and we'd all die? I told her, "Not really. We're all going to die and going through a vortex might be the same as walking into a cornfield with a group of long dead baseball players. After all, I'd love playing catch with Shoeless Joe Jackson.

 On this particular day, though, my heart was aching as I wondered about the present and what might be. What most certainly put fear in my heart was if I didn't have the money to pay for the clam chowder let alone my wife's lobster salad. Then I began praying like Francis of Assisi hoping the 13th Vile Vortex was at the epicenter of McCormick and Schmicks. Money and a lack thereof is a darned good reason to pray even if I'm looking at a journey to the center of the earth.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wanting to Help You Feel Better About Yourself

There's a reason singers, actors and politicians should not go off script. Bidenisms are not solely owned by old Joe. Actors act. Singers sing. That's their job. Take for example, Mariah Carey. The woman is seemingly a Biden aficionado as illustrated by her many verbal gaffes. A few examples of her wit and compassion would be: "I'm my own hero. That's my job". There is one quote in particular that has placed her into the insufferable hall of fame. Tuck this one away. You'll fell so much better about yourself.

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids around the world, I can't help but cry. I mean, I'd like to be skinny like that but without the flies and death and stuff".


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This n' That From Dublin Ohio

There are over 3 billion computer networks in the United States with a population of 310 million. The Republic of North Korea has 1,024 computer networks with a population of 24 million.

Beau Bergdahl, an alleged traitor, was traded for 5 Gitmo terrorists and we paid a ransom of $5B as in a billion dollars for his release. This ransom payoff is a first in the history of the United States.

If you want to watch an exciting college basketball team in action give the Iowa State Cyclones a chance. They have arguably the best college coach in the country in Fred Hoiberg and he is a gentleman.

For those who see doom and gloom with the Keystone Pipeline consider this. In the continental United States there are already in place 1.2 million miles of underground pipe.

Corn made ethanol is more costly to produce and pollutes the atmosphere a great deal more than petroleum fuels.

Jayne the Virgin is one of the very best sitcoms on television. It's clever, witty, funny and has a positive message. Check it out.
Speaking of television, the last season of Justified starring Timothy Olyphant begins January 20. I could never understand why it hasn't received accolades it deserves.

If you're looking to make out a Bucket List be wary of online tip sites. I visited GQ and they suggested I try a threesome and become a member of the Mile High Club. On the other hand, I visited a site for seniors. One of their picks was to visit a memory unit home. I wanted to go but I forgot where it was. Another piece of advice was to pick out my casket. Maybe I will, someday.
I finally found one to my liking and it listed 75 different activities. I'd already done 60 of them. Does this mean I should pick out my casket?

In the last ten years Dublin, Ohio has seen two murders. One took place last year during the commission of a robbery. The other was done by a woman against her jilted lover.

Delaware County Ohio, located one block north of us and stretching twenty miles north, is listed as the number 10 most conservative county in the United States. The air here has always seemed fresher.

Personally thank your policeman and fireman. Many may not be aware they are human beings with wives and children and mom's and dad's who they love very much.

A doctor was in the news yesterday talking about health. He said people who are religiously spiritual are healthier than those who aren't.

The Pope in Rome chastised Cardinals of the Church and its hierarchy for being too concerned with themselves and worldly goods. As a practicing Roman Catholic I proudly say, "It's about time".

Merry Christmas to all. MJH

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's Time To Stop This Choking Nonsense

I've had it up to my eyeballs with this choking nonsense of Eric Garner. One cannot read a newspaper or listen to a news reporter telling us how Mr. Garner was screaming, "I can't breathe" as he was supposedly being choked to death by the police.

Stop it! It's nonsense. Once and for all and, hopefully, for the last time let me explain. This will be an exercise in the study of the human anatomy. By definition choking is: "To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea".

Have you got that? Now, take both hands and wrap them around your throat and attempt to squeeze the life out of yourself. As you're doing this yell, "I CAN'T BREATHE", or, "i can't breathe".

"How'd you do, Whispers? I can't hear you". Try it again except this time blast it out so you can be heard on top of the Empire State Building. Do you get my point? It impossible to say, "I can't breathe" while being choked to death.

This leads me to believe Mr. Garner had his heart attack an hour after he was put on the ground because his arteries were loaded with McDonalds grease. He had enough nicotine in his system to supply RJ Reynolds for six months. In addition, his body build made fat people look like candidates as models for GQ. He was the picture of pitiful.

This entire scenario began because Mr. Garner was selling what are called 'loosies', single untaxed cigarettes. It was Mayor De Blasio's tax hike on a pack of cigarettes to $15.00 per pack. Garner was breaking the law to make ill-gotten gain. When the police told him to hit the ground he didn't. Had it been me when I received the order my tan slacks would have turned brown. I would have been crying like a baby while kissing concrete.

So, who's to blame? Is it the police who were following the orders of their Black female commander, Mr. Garner, Mayor De Blasio or George W. Bush?

Don't listen to the ignorant tell you about the police and choking. Do not, under any circumstances nod in agreement about their nonsensical know-it-all pontificating. Ask them to do the 'hands around the neck exercise' then snicker and walk away.

End of subject, forever.

A Class Act

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It's nice when John Q. Public gets involved in the Christmas festivities. This jolly fella made a visit to the Dallas Children's Medical Center to hand out gifts. Great job, Mr. President, George W. Bush.
The big question is, do you suppose a member of the Secret Service is dressed as one of his helpers?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Irony Of The NY Assassinations

Sickening, that's what it is. Two New York City police officers gunned down for retribution. For what? Because other officers 'supposedly' murdered a Black man for nothing. Officers Liu and Ramos will never see the light of day, again. News reports this morning from the UK Daily Mail and Mediate online cite sources telling us onlookers cheered their murders.

Do you get it? These men, the police officers castigated as bigots and racists by Mayor Bill De Blasio*, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and our President** are minorities. The are non-white in ancestry. They aren't fellas who look like Trayvon or Mike Brown. But they are just like you and me. They were human beings, made in the image and likeness of God. They are no more. RIP, officers Ramos and Liu.
 I am dropping the "I can't breathe" to my writings. It's not funny anymore

* A person who had his honeymoon in Havana, Cuba. What does that tell you?
** Immediately upon hearing the news of the killings the President, in his grief, went to the golf course.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Darwin Award Nominee

  Meet Darren Schloss. He's a nice looking 23 year old kid who lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Some of you, at first notice might say, "He'd be perfect for my daughter". Maybe so but probably not.

You see, Darren had a roomie, a male. He thought the guy might be torturing his pet cat so he filmed him with his computer. Darren had a three hour tape and, sure enough, the poor kitty was being tortured mercilessly. Aw heck. You should know the cat criminals name, too. It's Leo Nopoulos. No mention was made of the exact type of degradation Felix went through. I'll leave it to your imagination.

Schloss wanted justice so he called the police who came out to the house. In order to make the case the police took the computer and, sure enough, they had their evidence so Leo was arrested.

The police looked at the computer further and saw Mr. Schloss performing unwanted sexual acts on unsuspecting females, eighteen of them. The poor girls had been drugged and were unaware of what had occurred. In one way I'm impressed with Schloss. I don't think I had dates with 18 different ladies when I was in college. On the other hand I've never been to jail so he's one up on me.

I don't know if Darren will win a Darwin Award but he deserves consideration.
"I can't breathe"

Misdirected Protestations In NYC

Neil Cavuto on Business is a show on the Fox Network on Saturday mornings. It has a higher rating that any show viewed on MSNBC. There were a couple of significant, in my view, statements regarding the protests in New York City against the police today.

Stock adviser, Charles Payne proclaimed, "Those who rail against the police are defeating their own purpose for being there. The police are receiving double pay which takes away from programs which would benefit the poor inner city folks".

Another spokesperson, Darren Kagan, chimed in: "Doesn't it strike everybody as ridiculous that the protestor's are screaming, What do we want? And the answer is, Dead cops. Her point being, the police are protecting the rights of the people to tell the world they want to kill the law enforcement guys who are protecting their rights to free speech".

What am I missing? "I can't breathe"

A Riddle

Question. What does the restoration of relations with Cuba and the passing of marijuana laws in the United States have in common?

Answer. It's all about money.

Friday, December 19, 2014

America, A Once Great Super Power

Convince me that the country of North Korea with its pot bellied leader hacked into Sony. The FBI says they did. The NK's use cherry bombs to set off ballistic missiles. My East Coast correspondent said they don't have toilet paper. Why would they spend time and money on hacking showing their pot bellied pip squeak leader as a possible assassinated one?

There's a strong reason to believe the Ruskies and Chinese could be in cahoots with the people who aren't fed anything but boiled tree bark. I'll buy that. In that case it wouldn't be about a movie but a warning regarding consequences of a larger disaster. But, when it comes to government mandated statements from our country weren't we led to believe Benghazi occurred because of a terrible, hateful movie? Who knows? As Sgt. Schultz said, "I KNOW NOTHING", and, all too often, neither does any federal agency.

There is a bigger question to the hacking problem. Why is it the supposed greatest super power on earth didn't know about the snooping? Don't we ease drop on these people? Even Jethro Gibbs from NCIS would have an in-depth plan to counteract the spies.

Our security forces can't stop intruders from jumping the White House fence. Who can we blame for these travesties? Some will put the onus on George Bush. Others on the TEA Party.
Personally, I'm going to cast my vote for the Congressional Black Caucus. Remember how one of there members, Hank Johnson(D-Ga) said if too many more soldiers were sent to Guam the country might tip over? The CBC has a combined IQ of a mentally impaired dwarf.

Lastly, some pundits on the Left claim the movie is an act of war. For what? To show how an American company showed it's infantile mettle by canceling a film? In the same breath Sony is sucking up to Al Sharpton, known tax cheat of $4.5 million dollars, for one of its CEO's making derogatory, joke-filled remarks against Obama. Can you say, "blackmail"?

I love this country. It's the leaders who've ruined it. "I can't breathe"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Why Hillary & Robert Menendez Should Be In Jail

This is the sort of story that ends — or should end — careers.
According to Wednesday’s New York Times, the Obama White House, at the behest of Hillary Clinton’s State Department and New Jersey senator Robert Menendez, waived an immigration ban against an Ecuadorian national after her family gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns in 2012.   ICB

Greta For Secretary Of State

Each and every morning I go through the same routine in computer viewing: emails from the night before, Drudge, Lucianne, then then select Iowa newspapers.

It's an agonizing process especially when the contemplation of what lies ahead of me is considered. Specifically, bad government and presidential action. Why, it's almost like we have an emperor as leader.

Yesterday, in particular, showed how totally inept our government continues to be. You already know the details but a quick review is necessary and in no particular order. Sources tell us the North Koreans have hacked into Hollywood movies. Sony showed its mettle to this perceived action by canceling a week-end opening of a movie detailing the assassination of their twerp, murderous leader. Hooey! Thank God this didn't happen in the 60's or we'd never have seen the classic film, Dr. Strangelove.

Our government has told us the hackers were the North Koreans. To that I say, "Hogwash". If you believe this then you swallowed the farcical explanation of the Benghazi attack taking place because of another hateful film.

My wife watches the Nightly News with Brian Williams. Don' ask me why. It's a show about lies and fluff pieces. Mr. Williams was all atwitter last evening about the resumption of relations with Cuba. He told us the only ones against the action were 'conservative Republicans' even though the corrupt New Jersey Senator, Robert Menendez(D), was the first kid on the street screaming about traitorous actions by Obama. ,

The US received back a man held prisoner for five years from Cuba, Alan Gross. Three murdering spies, Cubans, were sent back to Cuba. Most folks thought this was a trade-off but Josh Ernest, the White House spokesperson, told the press there was no relationship between the two actions. The great unwashed masses will believe this.

Did you ever hear the explanation of an old Soviet spy about how they played the game of foreign policy versus that of the US? He stated, "the United States does foreign policy like they're playing checkers. We play it like a game of chess".
Well said, comrade.

Conservative talk show host, Mark Levin, has a wonderful ten minute audio detailing how Obama hates our police but loves police states, among other things. It a 'must listen to' piece.

Anyway, it appears the US, under Obama, is going to restore relations with the communist island. Cuba will receive monetary aid, American goods and all help we can provide in the modern era. In return we get nothing.

Fox News resident liberal, Shepard Smith, was distraught that with this normalization we might see a rise of Lowe's and Taco Bell's in downtown Havana thereby ruining the landscape. And he was serious.

And Greta Van Susteren, who I once suspect to be a flaming liberal had the most common sense take of the day. She was perplexed that the government through intermediaries, Canada and the Pope, worked ceaselessly to gain the release of Gross. But, she found it despicable that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, an American Marine, languished in Mexican jails under horrid conditions. Not once did a member of our government reach out to Thamooressi's family. If it wasn't for Greta the good sergeant might still be eating cockroaches. Thank you, Greta.

What a country! Our government has their collective noses up the rear ends of despotic and murderous regimes and defecates on those who have long been our friends and allies. ICB

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Laugh Out Loud(LOL) Because I Can't Breathe

I wonder who came up with the LOL for 'laugh out loud' we so often see on the internet. Someone had to be the first. Personally, I've tended to shy away from its usage. I mean, who wants to go along with the crowd. For me the writing of LOL is akin to a teacher signing a students high school yearbook with only a signature instead of an adjoining personal note. As an example, "Bill, you're a fine you man and I'll always remember you, Mr. MJ Hawkeye". That's a train load of coal better than, "MJ Hawkeye".

In last nights news there was an article about the University of Notre Dame's women's basketball team led by Coach Muffet McGraw, LOL. They took the floor to play a game and the Lady Irish were sporting t-shirts reading, "I can't breathe". This seems to have become a national trend even though anyone with a lick of sense knows it would be physically impossible to say, "I can't breathe", while in a chokehold. Using the phrase for "I can't breathe" at a basketball game is like a Texan screaming, "Remember the Alamo" while changing a car tire. That is, unless they are all physically having a lack of oxygen flow.

There are all kinds of exclamations to be used in times of stress and confusion mostly brought on by the media in times of war and turmoil. Examples of which would be: "Remember the Maine" and "Never forget Pearl Harbor". So, "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe" are today what "Remember Kent State" was to yesteryear. By the way, how many of you recall Kent State?

Therefore, I've come to an executive decision. For the first time in my life, yesterday, I used the initials LOL in an email. I cringed when I did it because, like the high school yearbook analogy, I much prefer writing, "I laughed out loud". I've decided that from now on and in sympathy with the contemporary leanings of America I will place the initials, ICB, for "I can't breathe", at the conclusion of each and every blog piece, every email, any speech given or comment made to a citizen on the street. I will not have the words stenciled on clothing. I have to draw the line somewhere. In other words, I am applying meaningless and nonsensical initials to any utterance.

However, I do want my children and grandchildren to be proud of their old man. It's important I be considered a leader and respected citizen of Dublin, Ohio and, as the sun rises in the east, I will continue with the ICB initials until the next great social movement is upon us all. Hopefully, it involves the Cubs getting to the World Series which comes out to GCG or "Go Cubs Go". ICB

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Foot In Mouth Disease

Representative Steve Cohen(Dem(of course)-Tenn.) came up with this gem during an interview:

The 65-year-old politician explained that he’s not really a big football guy … but keeps up with Peyton and Eli Manning … and knows the following thing to be 100% true:
“Eli and Peyton DON’T DO sexual assault against people … other than their wives.”

And these people want to be our representatives.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Would You Rather Have Natural Child Birth Or An Episiotomy

In scanning the Davenport, Iowa Quad-Cities Times this morning one particular article caught my eye. At my age I can relate, sort of, to college students and their beliefs. Growing up is difficult for all of us as illustrated by one college students action.

"As Augustana College sophomore Kamille Brashear slowly got up from the floor, she cupped her face in her hands and uttered a soft sigh of relief.
“I can’t breathe,” she let out numerous times as she wiped tears from her face.
Brashear had to rush to her next class, but for seven minutes, the Oak Park, Ill., native joined about 60 students, faculty and staff members in a staged silent “die-in” demonstration Thursday on the Rock Island campus".

Here we go, another protest, another die-in on a college campus which will succeed in what? Remember the song, "War, what is it good for? And the answer was, "Absolutely nuthin"!

I know Augustana College. It lies below the hill from Rock Island Alleman High School in Illinois. Furthermore, the college is flanked by the railroad tracks of the Rock Island Railroad line and is a mile or so from the banks of the Mississippi River.

Poor, poor Kamille Brashear. The 19 year old child is performing an act of futility before she rushes off to grab her daily Starbucks. I hope she feels better because her 'seven minute die-in' will not bring about meaningful change in laws or sympathy for perceived persecutions against Blacks in America.

It's Friday. Augustana has a very good basketball team this year. This week they defeated the Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater ranked number one in the country in Division III. We should take a poll next week to see who remembers these events: Augustana basketball or Kamille Brashear's 'die in'.

I'm going to dig back into my memory file and repeat thoughts from a blog piece from my college years at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My post high school years took place between 1964-68. If you are clueless about that period take a few minutes and google the times. Take a quick overview of what was occurring as far as wars, domestic violence, college campuses, etc. Trust me when I write, "I can't breathe" has the significance of a pimple on a gnats butt compared to the mayhem of the 1960's.

What I didn't understand at the time was how kids in their late teens and early twenties, wearing green pea coats and sandals, knew so much about what was going on in America and the world. I couldn't comprehend how supposed learned adults would want to pay attention to what they thought. I'd never bought a loaf of bread in my life so what did I know. My existence depended on the ability of my parents to pay my tuition money. Oh, I got odd jobs but those were mostly done to buy beer money. So, at the time, why did I, a kid from Central Iowa, feel I had the right to protest the problems in the world when I didn't know how to separate whites from colors at the local laundromat.

Poor Kamille. She's eight years into wearing a bra and now she's an expert on what's right and wrong in the country. "Kamille, I applaud you for exerting your right to protest". I wonder if, twenty years from now, when you're married with children getting ready to go off to their own college, will your
protest make you cringe. Will you think to yourself, "In the big scheme of life was I a clueless know nothing child manipulated by do-gooder socialist college professors"?

This is a life experience for Kamille as it is for her partners in protesting and that's good. But, putting experiences in perspective, my guess is down the road the 'breathing' sensation will pale in comparison when it comes to the decision of should she have a natural birth or an episiotomy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Proof: Liberals Are Insane

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin that the CIA should “absolutely” issue an apology to terrorists after Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation techniques.
Speier said she was “shocked” by the report and said “that is not what this country is about. We have got to shut this down.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pugsley Dead!


Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
Weatherwax died of a heart attack at his Box Canyon, California, home over the weekend, said Joey D. Vieira, his half brother. Weatherwax's body was found on Sunday.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Two Of The Greatest Lies Of 2014


We've let the media set the narrative about what's right and what is wrong. The NY Times and LA Times along with liberal bloggers have created a monster by fomenting hatred based on two of the greatest lies of 2014(disregarding whatever comes out of the White House). Lie number one: "Hands up, don't shoot" and number two, "I can't breathe".

Think about it. Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan have attempted to convince the law-abiding American people that we want death for all Blacks while their minions continue to destroy public property. The height of liberal hypocrisy took place in Berkeley yesterday when the Martin Luther King Civic Center was vandalized.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Obama: "My Tradition Is To Not Remark On A Case"

In his remarks Wednesday on the non-indictment of the New York police officer who allegedly choked Eric Garner to death during a routine arrest, President Barack Obama claimed that he does not involve himself in such controversies. "My tradition is not to remark on cases where there may still be an investigation," he said

The opposite is true: from Skip Gates to Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, Obama nearly always weighs in.

The man has no shame and like Jonathan Gruber considers us the dumbest people on earth.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Are You Ready For Hillary


It seems students at the communist university of the east, Georgetown,(along with Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Wellesley) aren't ready for Hillary. You don't have to look closely to see scads of empty seats as she spoke yesterday. The embarrassing aspect of the debacle is the students received free tickets.

Elizabeth Lauten Is More Important Than A Dem Rapist Who Got No Jail Time

Elizabeth Lauten, as you know, WAS a congressional staffer for an obscure congressman from Tennessee. Her immaturity showed as she put a snaky comment on twitter about the President's daughter. Ms. Lauten was fired before you could say, "Gone".  Her dismissal was all over the nightly news shows, ABC, CBS, and NBC. This story received twice, three times, the coverage of Jonathan Gruber's assertions on the stupidity of the American people. I'm finished with Lauten and so is she. The only job left to her would be that of a school teacher in the inner city.

Moving along, did you read the story about the Democrat, a member of Homeland Security, convicted of rape by putting ambien in the drinks of unsuspecting women? Probably not because it hasn't been reported in any detail. The Washington Post did carry in on page 5 below the fold. Lauten's story made page 1.

Here's the story:
Donny Ray Williams Jr., 37, who served as a staff director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse and one count of misdemeanor threats. Prosecutors say that on July 22, 2010, Williams invited a female congressional colleague to his Capitol Hill apartment and promised to introduce her to Senate employees. At the house, prosecutors said, Williams spiked a drink with Ambien. The woman, according to court documents, fell into a “deep sleep,” at which point Williams raped her. A month later, prosecutors said, Williams invited another woman to his home and gave her alcoholic beverages. They said he had sexual contact with her when she was too intoxicated to give her consent.

Th Art Of Overcoming Depression

It seems every day is a massive dose of erupting volcanic depression. Are you as nauseated as I over the never ending 24 hour news cycle of doom and gloom? My wife would say, "Shut off the computer, turn off the television and, whatever happens don't talk with neighbors and friends. In other words, go into a cave.

This period of history is reminiscent of the period in the late 60's and early 70's when we were deluged with youthful protests and the Nixon years. It was eight years of constant mayhem and violence culminating with our leaving the Vietnamese to be slaughtered. In those days it seemed even days were as dark as nights.

Here's my point. Writing has become a job and not a hobby. There's no inspiration and hasn't been since the previous election of three weeks ago. I'll say it again. "We live in depressing times".

As an example, I recall Mike Brown. He was a fun guy. We had great times together throwing the baseball, playing "Red light-green light". We'd hunt nightcrawlers. Mike had the best yard for worms and they were plentiful.

For the rest of my life when I hear his name I'll think of a thuggish punk who attacked a policeman. I'll be reminded of his delinquent friend who coined a bogus phrase, "Hands up, don't shoot".

You see, my Mike Brown was a childhood friend. I wonder if he'll have to go into hiding. Maybe he's dead. Lucky him if he is.

It's no wonder the pundits, writers at the NY Times, are so pitiful. Consider the garbage they're forced to report on, untruthfully, every day.

Sports guys could go to la-la land, the ballpark, and get away from the humdrum aspects of life. Not anymore, They want to be a significant part of political correctness. Bob Costas used to be an outstanding sports announcer. Today, he's a spokesperson for social causes; sports be damned. "Earth to Bob, do sports, not the reasons why we should avoid using the name, Washington Redskins".

Bob Costas would rather cover the 'coming out' of a gay  basketball player than breathlessly reporting on a record breaking sports performance. Sports, too, has become boring and depressing

My schedule of last Monday is a perfect example of how I needed a mental vacation. I made an early visit to my neurologist then headed to my doctor to have my sphygmomanometer recalibrated. There was a quick trip to Costco to pick up my new glasses. After that I drove down High Street to Luebbe Hearing and picked up a three month supply of hearing aid batteries.

I'm not finished so here we go. The hearing aids were tucked away so it seemed the perfect time for a  visit to Ohio Health and grab my new CPAP machine for sleep apnea. Since I was out and about and only ten miles from my Wal-Mart pharmacy I said, "Hey, why not get my pill prescriptions? Who wouldn't?

By now it was an hour after noon. I felt rejuvenated knowing this old body had all items necessary to go on with life. With an hour nap ahead of me I'd achieved my goal; no 24 hour news cycle hence no depression.

With old age comes wisdom. I hope youngsters read this particular blog. They might learn something about handling life and how to overcome mental illness and, let's all say it again, depression.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lift Your Champagne Glasses

Last week, total US debt was a meager $17,963,753,617,957.26. Two days later, as updated today, on Black Friday, total outstanding US public debt just hit a new historic level which probably would be better associated with a red color: as of the last work day of November, total US public debt just surpassed $18 trillion for the first time, or $18,005,549,328,561.45 to be precise, of which debt held by the public rose to $12,922,681,725,432.94, an increase of $32 billion in one day.

Monday, December 1, 2014

St. Louis Authorities: "It's Not A Hate Crime"

A 32 year-old unarmed Bosnian man was beaten to death with hammers by at least three black teenagers in South St. Louis early Sunday morning. Two teens, 15 and 16, were arrested.
The victim was identified as Zemir Begic, 32, of the 4200 block of Miami Street. He had injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He was taken to St. Louis University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Lo and behold a second victim as turned up, also a Serb. His statement to the police states what he heard the suspects say: " ‘Eff the white people, kill the white people.’ Yes, that explains it. Nothing in the way of White hatred here.

The New Feminist Look


All you need are colorful Sharpies.

Television, Football And The F Bomb

Unless you arrived from Candyland on the Good Ship Lollipop this morning you're familiar with the acronym, F.U.*.K.

For the uninitiated it's meaning is, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge". The history of the word is all over the map. Some say it began in Old England. All British subjects, aside from royalty, were required to receive permission from the king to procreate. Other sources tell us the acronym came from the Germans in the Low Countries in the 16 century and was ascribed to soldiers with VD. On their medical papers the initials were stamped to signify wrongdoings.

I've read stories about the guilty being placed too long in the stockades and instead were forced to walk the streets wearing a sign around their necks. Regardless, the result of the word is it's either considered one of the most hideous in the history of mankind or it's the best way to let off pent up frustration.

As I recall I broached the subject of the F word in a blog piece from a couple of years ago. This time a situation has arisen, brought on by the media, to expose the evils of the word by a particular person using it, an American icon and sports hero.

I was watching the New England Patriots compete against the Green Bay Packers last night. With 2:17 to play the Packers completed a 3rd down pass giving them a 1st down thereby sealing victory. The television cameras immediately went to the Patriots sideline and focused on their quarterback, Tom Brady. The all-star QB not only mouthed the F word, he screamed it. Helen Keller listening and Ray Charles watching could have made it out. And Brady didn't do it once. He did it three times in succession and each time with angrier facial expressions.

This morning all television networks, blog sites and twitter were all atwitter because of Brady's supposed childish behavior. Somebody, please, give me an F'ing break!
Did Brady radio the networks and ask, "If the Packers get a first down somebody get a shot of me. I'll give every sports fan, mom and dad, and Sisters of the Perpetual Hope water cooler fodder for Monday". Of course he didn't. He did what every normal sports animal would do. He was upset and devastated his team lost. He'd prepared all week for this war and the Packers were the victors.
This is football so what does a person expect? Have these people ever been on the sidelines of a sports team? Do they really believe these men would say, "Well, we gave it our best shot"? Have any of the PC crowd worn a sports bra or jock strap? And the answer is, "Slim and none and Slim's out of town.

I've said this before and I'll say it again. The F word is my very favorite expletive. It's a stress reliever. If I didn't use it I could be a candidate for burning down a community in some obscure Missouri town.

I say the F word whenever and wherever except under certain conditions: not in front of my wife, my children, my grandchildren, The Pope(I have a priest friend who makes me look like an F word neophyte), and most all other people. In other words, I'm very selective about it's use. I will say it on the golf course when I miss a 3 foot putt. Memory serves I've used it when I break something of value as I did with a picture frame not ten minutes ago. I say it when I can't find my billfold and have searched for an hour. At this point I become Tom Brady. I scream it. Who wouldn't? "Aw shucks" doesn't have the awesome power the F word deserves.

Use of the F bomb is better than Hillary saying "You know" when she's at a loss for words. As a matter of fact she might gain a few more Dem votes if she added it to her repertoire.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Wife Knows Ray Rice

There are times when my wife makes a profound statement. Up until today it has never been about sports. She doesn't know sports and she doesn't care if the world knows it. She's the kind of person who when asked, "Do you watch sports", she responds with, "Yes, I've fallen asleep in front of the TV many times"? When we watch a game and the camera pans the crowd she'll ask, "What's that players wife thinking right now"? I'll answer, "Don't know". But, under my breath I'll say, "Why me, Lord".

The Ray Rice decision came down yesterday. In the 24 hour news cycle you may have forgotten him. He is the former Baltimore Ravens football player who performed the 'Cave Man' act on his wife. He punched her out in an elevator then drug her by the hair down a hotel hallway. Far be it from me to criticize the way husbands treat their wives but this might out have out rather extreme.

The Ravens dropped Rice from the team(under duress from the press and public, I'm sure). He appealed his dismissal and yesterday was reinstated to the league.

My wife and I were listening to the car radio this morning on our way to visit our grandchildren. On came a news report asking the question, will another team chance taking Ray Rice? And out of the know nothing sports mouth came this; "Someone will take him in a New York minute. If a man has the aggression to beat up his wife think what he'd do to an opponent". She continued, "Isn't that what football is all about".

For not knowing diddly squat she's one smart lady.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Communist Newspaper, NY Times, Publishes Darren Wilson's Address Info

The New York Times had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson´s enemies to track him and his wife down at home: Officer Wilson and [his wife] own a home together on XXXXXXX Lane in XXXXXXXXXX, Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson. This malicious move by the New York Times has not gone unnoticed by Ferguson´s protesters.

Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Million Equals 2.2 Trillion

The Congressional Budget Office(CBO) tells us the influx of newly legalized illegal immigrants will cost $2.2 trillion in the form of government benefits.
The last thing I want to do is be the bearer of bad tidings. You and I both know who's going to foot this bill. Another item about the CBO. When was the last time any government body underestimated the cost of government mandates?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Who Are These Ferguson Protesters, Anyway

What's taking so long with the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri? It's understandable that we all want justice served but enough already. We could have sent a man to Mars, had him build a skyscraper, and returned him to the U.S. since this jury was seated.

If you didn't know there are a myriad of organized groups on the streets of the St. Louis suburb. Depending on your news sources members of the KKK, Communist Party of America and the Black Panthers have shown their presence. On Thursday, the FBI located two pipe bombs brought in by the Panther's. Boys will be boys.

There are scads of other groups present all trying to catch a few seconds of TV time to promote their cause. The only groups I haven't seen are bra burners, darn it, and Code Pink.

There was a story on the AP last night relating the role of churches in the beleaguered city when the final verdict is read. Local pastors have told the citizens to come to church sanctuaries for safety. Yes, and the followers of Che' Guevara would say, "We can't firebomb this place. It's a church sanctuary".

I have a "no lie" story. I may have been the only person in American watching CNN yesterday afternoon. Actually, I was flipping between football games and clicked an incorrect number.Regardless, I caught a clip of some of our finest protesting on Ferguson's streets.

One young lady was coiffed in short pink hair, the style Doris Day would have worn in the movie, The Pajama Game. She was screaming through a bullhorn. I couldn't make out the wording but it wasn't "Mary had a little lamb". Next to her was another love child, same style Doo but with blue hair. I wonder what their parents think. Do they have parents? Do they care? Were the parents stoned? Were the parents flipping channels watching football games?

Years ago I wrote a post on protesters in some Allah forsaken country in the Middle East screaming, "Yanqui go home". At the time I wondered what these thousands upon thousands of white robed maniacs did for jobs. Did the government send them around the country to different sites as professional screamers? Being a professional screamer would be difficult work, be it in Riyadh,  Saudi Arabia or Ferguson, Missouri. First, your throat would become extremely hoarse after twenty hours of non-stop blathering. I'd bet after awhile the screamers only mouth the words. And the headaches, "oy vey"!  Do I have to go on about the headaches?

And what happens when the professionals have to relieve themselves? Do they have stand-in screamers or do they lift their robes and let it fly? Goats defecate in streets. Why not humans.

One can only imagine the conversations between professional protesters. "What are we going to do today"? And the roomie says, "I'm going to pick up my welfare check, get my syphilis check-up at the free clinic, steal wine and food at the local market then shoot on over to the protest line and scream about this blood sucking capitalist pig country run by the fascist police".

If I was heading up the grand jury investigation and the final verdict came in I'd have the results read on Sunday morning. The protesters would be either sleeping off a good buzz or the nice ones would be in church.

Lois Lerner Granted Tax Exempt Status To Underage Prostitution Ring

:The IRS Conservative targeting sandal included
However, Lerner did grant tax exempt status to the Royal Order of Jesters, a prostitution ring and classified their headquarters as a museum.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another Day, Another Blatant Lie

NYT: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanistan; Update: Biden in 2010: Pulling out in 2014 “come hell or high water”.

Is there a possibility this might have been one of those faux campaign promises?

Do You Want To Be An American Or Not

My wonderful and very special grandfather, Joseph, was born in Rock Island, Illinois on January 10, 1988. He grew up in a German speaking household. Gramps, by the time he went to kindergarten, was bilingual. His father, Johann, had a strict familial rule regarding the United States of America. He was proud of his new country and determined his children would carry on with his views. Speaking German inside their home was allowed but when family members went out the door the requirement was to speak English; no German allowed, no German traditions were to be seen or heard.

As a youngster I'd go to grandfather's home early in the morning and he'd be reading his German Bible. I knew a scattering of the language but he never spoke to me in his native tongue. When he went to Mass he'd take his Bible written in English.

We live in a large metropolitan area near Columbus, Ohio. My suspicion is there are close to a million and a half people in the city and surrounding suburbs. I find it more than irritating going to the cash dispenser at the bank then be required to use the touch screen asking if I'm speaking English, Spanish or Somalia.

One of our largest combo supermarket, clothing, appliance stores is called Meijer. When I walk through the front doors I'm a man without a country. The place is like being at the United Nations. Name any language and I'm clueless to what people in their native garb are babbling. It's as if all the descendants from the Tower of Babel use this store as a multicultural bazaar. I'll go through the check out line and the lady running the register is exasperated with me because I can't comprehend her dialect. And I'm the one who feels badly about it. Does this make sense?

I've included the picture at the top of this piece since it illustrates perfectly about which I'm writing.
If you want the rights and privileges of  American citizens then, by God, act like one. Don't write your ridiculous signs in Spanish. I don't speak the language unless I want a taco or a margarita.

Friday, November 21, 2014

All We Suggest Is A Measley 3%

In 2006 then President, George Bush, flew a trial balloon about Social Security. He wanted a bill passed saying people could contribute 3% of their money into stock market. "No, it's in a Social Security lockbox" screamed the naysayers. "It can't be touched", cried Democrats. The low information crowd said, "Huh"? What a bunch of whale vomit. There's no lockbox. It's empty.

In 2003 this country experienced a recession dropping the Dow to 7,300. Would you care to know that as of today the Dow is at 17,800 and will soon kick in the door on 18,000. Hmmm! A measly 3% of your funds, instead of being wasted on studies to determine how fast mice can go on treadmills, would be in your pockets. How does that make you feel?

I had written a story a little over a year ago about a new law passed to eliminate members of congress from ill-gotten financial gain. In the future members of congress could no more use insider trading legally. If you don't understand how this works it goes something like this: "Nancy, invest in AT&T because it's value is going to jump dramatically". When was the last time you had this happen to you other than never? And I always wondered how Dianne Feinstein and Harry Reid became so wealthy. As is the case these laws are made up of many addendums and bit by bit the insider trading rules have been done away with and the animals are back feeding at the government trough.

Screwed again, guys.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Twenty-Five Times Obama Said No

Since The Emperor has taken office he has gone before the cameras and stated in various forms; "I execute the laws. I do not make the laws. We are a democracy sic(Republic) and I must follow the Constitution" He has stated these statements exactly twenty-five different times over the past six years.

Liberals will cite Ronald Reagan as a president who signed immigration reform. Reagan also went before Congress to gain approval. And what did the Democrats, as a part of their compromise, not do? Their promise was to build a secure southern border. Liars, as usual.

The radical left demands the immigrants be granted their God-given rights.(Funny how God is used to meet their agenda). What they forget is members of congress represent their constituents. They are supposed to be conduits for the desires of the people back home. Nearly 60% of people do not want the immigration reform of the Emperor-in-Chief.

More food for thought-characteristics of a sociopath from google:
-An oversized ego.
-Lying and showing manipulative behavior.
-Incapable of showing empathy.
-Lack of shame or remorse.
-Staying eerily calm in dangerous situations.
-Behaving irresponsibly or with extreme impulsivity.
-Having few close friends.
-Being charming —but only superficially.
-Living by the pleasure principle.
-Showing disregard for societal norms.
-Having intense eyes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prosecutors Ready More Charges Against Charles Manson


You're now familiar with the story of 80-year-old Charles Manson. He's about to be married to a 26-year-old. Love is in the air especially for the former Midwestern "lady".

When she was then 17 it was her contention Manson was innocent of masterminding the Tate Murders of the 1960's. She then moved to California to be near her guy.

Prosecutors are already preparing new charges against the octogenarian if and when the love birds attempt a consummation of their holy vows.

Court records show that he will be charged with assault with a dead weapon.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Obama Caught On His Knees Praying

Associated Press reporters were touring the White House this afternoon. Two respected journalists (an oxymoron) walked past the open doors of the Oval Office and saw the Mr. Obama on his knees deep in prayer.

When questioned as to why a Secret Service Agent responded, "He's praying that Officer Wilson from Ferguson, Missouri will have all charges against him dropped. There will be mass rioting and mayhem to be covered by the media. It's the only story that will make the Gruber debacle go away".

86M Americans simply don’t want to work: 40% of women, 28% of men, 39% of youth

evolution of man
There is a simple truth about America’s declining unemployment numbers about which the MSM won’t tell you.
Many of the unemployed — TENS OF MILLIONS of them — have simply stopped looking for work. They’ve dropped out of the U.S. labor force, and so they are not counted among the ranks of the “unemployed.”
Paul Bedard reports for Washington Examiner, Nov. 14, 2014, that a mind-boggling 92 million Americans, or nearly 4 in every 10 Americans, are not in the labor force.

Racist Tea Partiers Keep Jill Upson From Winning Election. Oops! I Lied

Paul Joseph Goebbels And "The Big Lie"

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Please don't misconstrue the above paragraph as a comparison between the Obama Administration and that of Nazi Germany. In the waning days of World War II the Soviets were at the gates of Berlin slaughtering the innocents as they entered the city. Hitler's propaganda minister, Paul Goebbels, took to the radio airwaves and announced to the German people, "We are winning the war and it's only a matter of time before victory is at hand". Hitler was by then a drug addled delusional piece of humanity. He felt the people were traitors to the cause, then had Goebbels tell the population to head to underground tunnels for safety. The task had been completed. Nazi soldiers then opened the flood gates of the River Spree and thousands of patriotic German citizens died. And so goes 'The Big Lie'.

How the Obama Big Lie Works:

In 2009 before both houses of Congress: "Let me be perfectly clear. No illegal immigrants will receive benefits under the Affordable Care Act"
"If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor".
"If you like you plan you can keep your plan".
"Your premiums will not rise on thin dime and in most cases will be reduced by $2,500".

These are domestic utterances. I haven't yet dwelled on egregious lies involving foreign involvements.
"It wasn't me who drew a Red Line. The world drew a Red Line".

The point to be taken here is it's easy to dupe the people. They desire to believe the outrageous. If you don't believe me then why does the National Enquirer continue to be a profitable publication?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

President Obama Has Proven He Is A Psychopath

President Obama, speaking from Brisbane, Australia this morning, stated he had "just heard about the Johnathan Gruber revelations". He also said, "Gruber was some adviser who never worked on our staff". Apparently, the now seven videos implicating the President in the "Americans are stupid" scheme don't count.

Considering that Gruber earned $400,000 for his work from HHS and another $4.5 million from particular states advising them some might scoff at the notion the good professor was non-existent in the formulation of the law.

Strangely, then Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid had previously interjected themselves in the hoax. We have seen them on video from 2009 praising Professor Gruber as the chief architect of ObamaCare. These people should learn that videos don't lie. Last week, Queen Nancy stated she, too, had never heard of the guy from MIT. He must feel like a man without a country since nobody wants to be associated with him. "Be very careful, Mr. Gruber, there is such a thing as the "Chicago Mafia".

"What’s important about Gruber’s words is that they highlight the fact that ObamaCare isn’t just “controversial” or “divisive” or “hotly debated.” It is fraudulent. Being based on lies, it is illegitimate".

It isn't a surprise Obama would utter the famous, "Just heard about it" excuse. He used it in Fast & Furious, the IRS and the government spying scandals plus a myriad of others. Even Jon Stewart from Comedy Central thinks his "Just heard" bit was ridiculous. See video:

It's time for the House to initiate serious investigations, not only on Gruber, but also on Mr. Obama. He carries the nuclear football. The psychopath in the White House has put the United States in grave danger and also the world.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

91-Year-Old Woman Awakens After Being Declared Dead


WARSAW, Poland (AP) – A Polish doctor says she has been in “deep shock” since learning that a 91-year-old woman she pronounced dead woke up in a morgue.
The doctor – identified in media as Wieslawa C. – said on TVN24 television Friday that she was sure the patient was dead after finding “no basic life functions” during a house call on Nov. 6.
Hat Tip: iOwnTheWorld

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Breaking News: Obama Agreed With The Gruber Lie

On June 13, 2012, Obamacare Jonathan Gruber was interviewed by Frontline.  He told them that the Cadillac tax issue was addressed in 2009.  Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and they all agreed to lie about it.
See the Video of Gruber and Obama constructing "The Big Lie"

Bumper Stickers And Other Junk

If you've read this blog for any length of time you know I'm a collector of all things great and small. Most people would call it worthless junk but we all know the old saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure".

Forget about my thousands upon thousands of now worthless baseball cards, none of which have any value unless they're pre-dated to the 1950's. I can only hope when my grandchildren are my age they might receive a positive return on mine unless they've become close friends with their garbage man.

Also in my possession are Indian head pennies, hundreds of them, from the 1860's. I have campaign buttons, the read deal, from the 1920's to present. A couple of them will give me enough money to buy a Sports Illustrated.

In addition, I'm a saver of crap beggars in Mumbai wouldn't touch. My high school published a monthly newspaper. I've saved them all. I went to our 25th high school reunion and the organizers were selling reprints for $10. I caught hell because I wouldn't open my wallet. My buddy asked why I was so cheap. I said, "Why should I buy these when I have the originals"? It made sense to me and must have to him, too, because he immediately shut up.

Yesterday I found a program from the first Iowa High School Shrine football and basketball game from 1973. I was a teacher and coach at the time and remember telling myself, "You know, someday this is going to be pretty valuable". Reasoning like this is why I'm a salesman's best friend. I looked at the program and saw the name and picture of a then kid from Boone, Iowa, my hometown. He was selected for the football team. My gracious heart told me, "Why not try and find this guy to see if he'd like have it. I found his phone number and left a message explaining why I was calling. So far, no call. That tells you something about what I saved and what it doesn't mean to others along with my lack of business acumen for value.

Our high school basketball team played in the finals of the Iowa High School tournament in 1963. I saved three programs until 2006. I have two great buddies and we've been friends since 1955. For a birthday present I sent each guy a program. I later found out that one of my friends used his as a placemat when he ate his meals. He didn't hurt my feelings. He's slightly quirky and I love him to this day. It just seems wrong that the guy on the cover is plastered with peanut butter and jelly.

There are clubs and collector's for every item on earth or so I thought. I was driving on I-270 in Dublin this afternoon and saw a couple of bumper stickers that intrigued me, then came back to the house to see where I might find out more about these organizations. Over the years I've put a few away. Who in this world would have a Bush/Quayle bumper sticker? Not many. 
As for bumper sticker clubs and organizations there aren't any. This has to be a first in collecting. I know of groups who collect different types of camel dung.

This lack of collecting is sad because bumper stickers tell volumes about a person's personality, what they believe and what they think. When I see  a bumper sticker on a moving car I speed up to get a look at these people. I used to do it with Obama/Biden stickers but not anymore. Obama voters are one of four types: Blacks, union people, old ladies and hippies. In the first place one rarely sees a sticker from 2012. But there are still '08 ones floating around, lots of them. Even I would change my sticker more often than these folks do. I hope they remove their underwear more often than they do their bumper stickers.

On my drive home I approached a VW wagon and the entire back side was covered with messages: Save the planet, No more war, etc. You know the drill. The guy driving was older than Methuselah with white hair and a pony tail. Woodstock lives!

As I left the interstate and got on highway 33 I saw another sticker. You've seen thousands of these :
"Proud parent of a Notre Dame student". I think what it actually means is, I'm a great parent because I've sacrificed my butt to give my kid everything in the world".

The very best bumper sticker I've ever seen happened a month ago, also in Dublin. It follows along the line of the guy who sends his kid to ND but has a far different in meaning.

 It read, "Proud parent of a C student at Worthington Middle School" It made my day. At an oncoming stop light I got the lady to drop her window then gave her two 'thumbs up'.

Johnathan Gruber Is 100% Correct. The American People Are Stupid

If you watch the supposed major television networks or read the MSM you're unaware of comments made by Johnathan Gruber. He is the main architect of ObamaCare and now, in a series of three videos as of today*, has made some profound and revealing statements about the American populace and their inability to understand anything involving the use of brain power.

Over the course of three years, on camera with words, Gruber has stated our health care law would not have passed had it not been for: (1) the need for a lack of transparency*, (2) the stupidity of the American people on understanding how it would impact them and (3) it would raise our taxes.

Know what? I agree with Gruber regarding stupid people. It's impossible not to. Who in their right minds would elect a president to the highest office in the land knowing little, if anything, about his life? I make this promise. If I happened to be running for the office of Mayor of Dublin, Ohio the party of the opposition could go back to Boone, Iowa and know my entire bio from the age of six to high school graduation and I'm almost sixty-nine years of age. They would easily find acquaintances from Coe College, friend and foe alike, to give them the inside dirt.
I taught in six different high schools. Enough said. And on and on and on.

Trust me when I tell you I'd have my nomination papers burned before the match was lit. I wouldn't survive the crap I did from age 12 to 18. Let's not even discuss the college and teaching years. And those only take me to the age of forty-two. Good Lord, I'd still have twenty-seven years of self-imposed embarrassment and obfuscation to cover up.

Are the American stupid? absolutely. Do yourself a favor. Stay up and watch Jimmy Kimmel on TV doing his stunts. They involve numerous man on the street stunts to show how totally ignorant our citizenry are on people, places and things. And then they laugh at their own stupidity. And these people are supposedly the smart ones. They could care less the country sees them as mental midgets.

Jesse Watters does a schtick on Fox doing essentially the same. He'll visit a college campus interviewing students. The questions go like this: "Who is the vice-president of the United States(No lie. This happened last week)? Forget that he goes to Ivy Leagues schools but, that in itself, is highly significant. Invariably, these 'students' are clueless. But ask them about a current singer or movie and the answer literally jumps off their tongues.

I don't blame Gruber, the man who received $400,000 of  our taxpayer money by then ObamaCare czar, Kathleen Sebelius, for his admissions. What I do detest is how he tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the people by lying. But in this administration uber fibbing is their chief modus operandi for the implementation of policy.

Gruber broke down and visited the show of Ronan Farrow of MSNBC on Monday to explain his words. The hard-hitting Farrow, the winner of The Walter Cronkite Award for journalism(Are you kidding me) after two weeks on the air, accepted Gruber's explanation. "It was a slip of the lip on my part and I apologize", said Gruber. Oops! The MIT prof made the statement prior to the revelation there were two more videos out there in Video Land saying those same words. "This would now be three slips of the lips, Professor Gruber". My suggestion for you; rub a dab of crazy glue in front of your teeth before you go on stage again".

"Hey Johnathan, you dumbass, the only reason you apologized is because you got nailed". It's the same situation as a guy found guilty of murdering five people, gets sentenced to death, then apologizes to the family of the dead. The SOB got caught. That's why he apologized. That and he hopes he doesn't get the needle.

Did you catch my asterisk** in this piece? I hope so. If not let me explain from a quote you've heard before. "You have to pass the bill before you know what's in it".**

Well, it happened thanks to the stupid people. And all of you who supported the, "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Your health care costs won't increase one thin dime. Your costs will decrease by $2,500 dollar".  You are what Gruber told us. You are---dumber than dirt.

* A 4th video has surfaced
**Nancy Pelosi

If you aren't one of the stupid people you'll be able to open the link and watch and listen to the good professor perform is magic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Waiting In Line At Starbucks?

dedicated to Peter W.

I had to make a beehive to the golf course this morning. Today, according to our trusty weatherman, is the last time I can make a fool of my self on the links this year. There was a news blurb on Drudge this morning about the states that will see snowfall by Saturday, 44 of them.

Anyway, as I was speeding down Bethel Road in Columbus I spotted a Starbucks and made a quick right into the parking lot. It was then that I shook my head in wonderment. There were 17 cars in the drive-thru lane waiting to pick up their lattes. This baffles me as to why people would wait in line(emphasis on 'wait') instead of walking into the shop to buy a cup of Joe when they could be in and out the door in three, maybe four minutes tops.

The best aspect of this article, since we're all creatures of habit, is that you, too, will begin to take notice of these senseless habits. I absolutely know every time you pass a fast food establishment, a Dunkin' Donut or Starbucks you'll ask the question: Why are these tax payers wasting millions of gallons of fuel by sitting in line to buy brown water? I'll allow for one excuse. If the car is loaded with little kiddies that's okay. If not, then what is their problem?

For years folks have been complaining about the price of gas. "Hey, it might be under $3 per gallon now but it wasn't that long ago that it was hovering around $4 per". Now consider this. Each and every town and city in the United States experiences this 'fuel wasting' every morning, noon, night and even into the wee hours to sober up the drunk crowd.

The way I figure, the Starbucks people, mostly ladies driving their BMW's, can easily afford their skinny mocha's so what's the sweat? But, how about the Wendy's and Burger King crowds? These are union guys in rusted out trucks. You'll see school teachers and old ladies, mom's in hair curlers and fat old codgers in suspenders holding up their bibs waiting in line for Double Whoppers and fries. All of them are wasting fuel because they're too lazy to park their car, walk twenty feet to the front doors and open them to be greeted with, "Welcome to Wendy's. Can I take your order, please".

It's no wonder we have so many citizens with humongous butts. Not to mention the senseless burning of billions of dollars in gasoline exhausted into the atmosphere every year.

Truth be told I'm not a curmudgeon on the subject of fuel and food and waiting. I don't care if Sally Anne buys coffee and waits in the wrong line for eighteen hours. It's only an observation on my part. I do enjoy watching the human condition. Maybe I'll apply to a government agency to receive a million dollars to run a study on the subject as to why. Or maybe not.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Proof From Hollywood That Helen Keller Should Have Been Aborted


Forget speaking for the voiceless – according to Hollywood. Actress and abortion absolutist Ellen Barkin took to Twitter Nov. 1 to declare when life begins. (She’s not a scientist, but maybe she played one on TV once.) According to Barkin, fetuses, babies and infants are not “persons” because they “cannot talk.”

The Cajun Clown Geauxs Goofy

Image: Landrieu's Katrina Attack on Cassidy Backfires

It's shocking this story about Mary Landrieu hasn't gone viral. Have you heard about it? There's going to be a run off vote on December 6 to determine the senator from Louisiana to the Senate. Since no one received 50% of the vote in last Tuesday's election the Louisiana constitution calls for one.

Last Wednesday Landrieu wanted to get the jump on her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, so she grabbed a bullhorn and let fly. The sitting senator posed these questions for Mr. Cassidy. "Where were you when Katrina happened? What did you do to make things better for the people"? She went on, "I was right here making sure the people knew their senator was looking out for them".

Don't these people have campaign managers? I would think vetting facts might be somewhat important. The next part of this story is so delicious it should be plastered on Republican campaign headquarters across the nation until the end of time.

As soon as Mr. Cassidy, also known as Dr. Bill Cassidy, heard about Landrieu's tirade he had quick responses.

"Well", he said, "When Katrina took place I wasn't in congress. I was a private citizen". It gets better.
Cassidy went on. "When the hurricane hit three of my doctor friends and myself took over an abandoned K-Mart and set up a hospital to treat the injured. We secured volunteers, 150 nurses along with many members of local churches. We donated our time and services to do the best job we could for the people".

How in God's name did Landrieu's people not know this? I don't want to say the Democrats in Louisiana are significantly stupid. I don't want to but I will.

Author Of ObamaCare: "We Knew The American People Were Stupid"

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.
Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Deadly Disease From Central America Infects 300,000 Americans

The tropical Chagas disease is spread by by contact with the “kissing bug.” The disease is common in Mexico, Central America or South America – countries such as Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador. About 7 million to 8 million people are estimated to be infected worldwide, mostly in Latin America.
Barack Obama has brought 60,000 children from these countries into the US in this year.
The disease is spread by the feces of the kissing bug.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nancy Speaks And Nobody Listens

It didn't take long for Nancy Pelosi to make an appearance in front of a microphone. She's the Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the 'Check Out' generation. Ms. Pelosi called last Tuesday's election results a ripple, not a wave. "Whatever you say, Nancy".

Did you catch Harry Reid at yesterday's White House "Compromise" confab? He was a man of stone. He didn't move. His face was expressionless in his own special way; contorted in a constant scowl. In other words, he looked the way he always does.

It's my wish to be positive about Harry and Nancy. I'd like to personally thank them for their service to this great nation. When I have thoughts of these two Americans I have a smile on my face. Every day when they wake up they're one day closer to being dead. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Two Worst Presidents In The History Of the United States


Blacks In The Congress: What's The Big Deal

Tim Scott(R-SC) won was his senatorial bid this week. He's the first Black Republican from the South to be elected. Democrats didn't consider him legitimate before the 2014 election even though he was already a senator. Since he was appointed to the position two years ago members of the Congressional Black Caucus said it didn't count because he was illegitimate. After his victory they've changed their tune and now call him an "Uncle Tom". The poor guy can't catch a break.  If you don't think the MSM thinks he's a sellout then click on the link to find out exactly what they feel about a Black Republican.

I don't believe the Democrats should pat themselves on the back as much as they do when it comes to Blacks in the congress. It wasn't until 1992 when the first Black Democrat, Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill), was seated. Braun served one term, 1993-1999. If my math is correct two decades ago, when she took office, I was a middle aged man. It's not exactly like we're talking Greek or Roman history.

Congratulations, Dems, you're way ahead of the Republicans having Braun as a Black Senator, right? Wrong? The first Black in the Senate after the Reconstruction Period was Sen. Edward Brooke from Massachusetts. His term encompassed the years of 1967-1979. Once again Republicans, the true abolitionists, were way ahead of the curve.

Democrats, the party of the Ku Klux Klan, all three of them have, have left their stained legacy on America. The Party of Al Gore, Sr.(D-Tenn). and Bill Clinton's hero from Arkansas, Sen. J. William Fulbright, racist segregationists were Democrats. Fulbright's fellow citizen,  Gov. Orval Faubus forced Eisenhower to send troops to Little Rock so black children could attend school. Surprise, Faubus was a Democrat as was Gov. George Wallace, Alabama, who famously said, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" not to be outdone by, "If a demonstrator(aka negro) lies down in front of my car it'll be the last car they ever lie down in front of".

Had it not been for Republicans there never would have been a 1965 Voting Rights Act. Lyndon Johnson needed Republican votes to get to get it passed and with the help of Illinois senator, Everett Dirksen, got the legislation he wanted. LBJ knew he wouldn't get the votes from southern Democrats. Or, as Johnson said later, "If I can get this piece of legislation passed niggers will be voting democrat for the next two hundred years". Is Texas a southern state? I thought so. Was Johnson a Dem? Bingo.

Fire hoses unleashed on groups of blacks marching for civil rights, beatings on the street for eating in a Whites Only restaurant, using a Whites Only bathroom by blacks saw the unleashing of German Shepherd's. This was all standard operating procedure done by Democrats against the people who today give them 95% of the vote. It's also the party that has chained them to a lifetime of poverty and subservience to be their political masters. Blacks are to Democrats what indentured servants were to their former masters in the post-Civil War South. They're always in debt with no way out hoping their EBT cards won't run out and the heat won't be shut off in their homes.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest there have been more lynchings of Blacks by Democrats than by Republicans. I don't even need to quote statistics. All I have to do is make the statement and the response I'd receive would be, "Well, Duh"!

Think about this: James Earl Ray, a racist democrat assassinated a Republican named of Dr. Martin Luther King. "Care to comment on that sentence, Al and Jesse"?

I read a very humorous quote today from Charles Barkley, NBA commentator and former professional basketball player. He said, "Poor people have been voting Democrat for fifty years and they're still poor". It couldn't be said any better.

A message to Black America from the Spanish essayist, poet and philosopher, George Santayana,
"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it."

What else is there to say other than, "ladies and gentleman, when are you going to wise up"?

How Popular Is MSNBC & CNN

According to the Weather Channel, its 6am "Wake Up with Al Roker" beat both CNN's New Day" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

"Morning Joe" has been shedding viewers for about a year. "New Day" is shaping up to be one of television's all-time titanic disasters. In other words, it's not that Al Roker's numbers are so high, it's that CNN's and MSNBC's numbers are so low.
Overall, this is another sign of the slow-motion fall of left-wing cable news networks. While -- thanks to great producing, on-air talent, and a willingness to cover news stories the left-wing MSM ignore -- Fox News soars, there is just no reason anymore to tune into CNN or MSNBC.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Barry's World: House Of Representatives 2008 & 2014

Image source: Screen grab of New York Times map

Image source: National Journal

His legacy is this: the most Republicans in congress in over 70 years.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What Do These Newly Elected Senators All Have In Common

Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).

No, I didn't want to hear they were all members of the same political party. That'd be too easy. There's another aspect of this election that is extremely significant and most likely the number one reason for the Obama rout.

Each and every one of these newbies campaigned on the promise of repealing ObamaCare. In two weeks or less the healthcare rates for 2015 are going to be released. Regardless of what the head man says the numbers will be so high he'll be, once again, stumbling over his words and feigning ignorance.

The War On Women That Wasn't

Mia Love ran for a seat in the House of Representatives and won. The young woman is a Republican. Mia is from the state of Utah, Mormon country and very, very White. Can we please put to rest the mantra that Republicans are racists. And while were at it let's stop the War on Women nonsense.

Joni Ernst became the first woman elected to Congress in Iowa. She defeated Rep. Bruce Braley, a trial lawyer who became notorious for missteps along the campaign trail. Ernst will also be the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate.

West Virginia elected its first female senator. Shelley Moore Capito defeated Democrat Natalie Tennant to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

Republican women also fared well in House races.

Barbara Comstock won the 10th congressional district in Virginia against John Foust, who came under fire as an elitist when it was discovered his wife’s OBGYN practice does not accept Medicaid.

Elise Stefanik became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She won New York’s 21st district, defeating Democrat Aaron Woolf, a filmmaker.