Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fox News Kicks Butt

No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news.
From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a decade — even besting USA and ESPN.
The average 1.79 million viewers between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, gave FNC its first quarter atop the dial since the Iraq War broke out in 2003. Expanding that block by an hour, which includes Greta Van Susteren at 7 p.m., FNC was the most watched in primetime for the first time ever. And in the targeted demographic of adults 25-54, FNC was up 12 percent from the same period a year ago, with an average 313,000 viewers. http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/09/30/fox-news-nabs-historic-cable-ratings-victory

Is The Secret Service Trying To Have Obama Rubbed Out

 And the hits just keep on coming for the Secret Service: The Washington Examiner today reports on yet another serious lapse in security involving President Obama. The latest incident occurred just two weeks ago when the president traveled to Atlanta to visit the CDC—and ended up in an elevator with an armed man who has no fewer than three convictions for assault and battery. That’s a lapse on two fronts, explains the Washington Post: Anyone in such close proximity to the president is supposed to be screened for weapons and criminal history. Unbeknownst to Secret Service agents traveling with Obama, this person had both. He was reportedly a contractor from a private security firm who was operating the elevator during the presidential visit.
The man drew the attention of Secret Service agents when he refused to comply with orders to stop filming the president in the elevator with his smartphone. When agents questioned him afterward and then learned he had a criminal history, they called in his supervisor. The man got fired immediately and had to turn over his weapon to his boss—which is the first time the agents learned that he was armed.

It Must Be Easy To Be A Liberal

Syrian Kurds withdraw from ~60 towns as ISIS advanced. (Great Whatever)
But, leftists believe the real threat in Syria is not ISIS. It’s global warming. In fact, the left believes climate change created ISIS and imperils Afghan girls who want to attend school.
Yes, really. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/latest-liberal-lunacy-global-warming-created-isis/

I Am So Stupid. Why Didn't I Think Of This?

This is every teen-age boys dream:

A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School.
In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld Atherton High School’s nondiscrimination policy Thursday, which states the school must accept the gender identity each student asserts and shouldn’t discriminate on the use of school space on the basis of gender identity nor gender expression.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Haunting Quote From Mr. Dunce

"I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end, “[And] today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”
“The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops,” the president continued, adding “That is how America’s military efforts in Iraq will end.”

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Do Not Eat These Fast Foods According To The People Who Work There

1. Anything from McDonald's McCafe
2. Ballpark hotdogs
3. Steak and beans at Taco Bell
4. Wendy's chili
5. Anything off the Starbuck's secret menu
6. Movie popcorn
7. Panera pasta
8. McDonald's chicken nuggets
9. Beans at Taco Johns
10. BBQ sandwiches at KFC
11. Quesarito at Chipotle
12. Eggs at Einsteins Bagel's
13. Gas station slurpees
14. Dunkin Donuts' doughnuts


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Eric Holder's Failures Didn't Start With Fast & Furious


By Amy Miller:
As we count down Eric Holder’s greatest hits, the first image that comes to the mind of many Americans isn’t that of Brian Terry, or of Black Panthers outside polling places, but of a screaming child staring down the barrel of a rifle.
On April 22, 2000, just before dawn, U.S federal agents executed a full-blown raid on the home of five year old Elian Gonzalez, seizing the child and setting in motion procedures to send Elian and his father back to Cuba.
I was only a freshman in high school when this happened, but I remember seeing news stories about what it meant to be a refugee from Cuba, and wondering why in the world the government would ignore everything that this kid had been through. Why were they taking him away from his family? Why was there so much yelling? Why were they pointing a gun at a kid who was younger than my baby cousin?
Why? This is Eric Holder’s legacy. http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/when-you-think-of-eric-holder-please-remember-elian-gonzalez/#more-100860

Friday, September 26, 2014

If You Think The NFL Has Problems What About Teachers

I'm not one to condone thugs, especially in the NFL. the media is on the proverbial warpath to bring down these people and its commissioner, Roger Goodell. As is the case there's another unreported story that deserves national attention but you won't find it above the fold of any major newspapers. I'll go further. You won't find this story in 99% of newspapers.

Since the opening of the 2014 school year there have been 325 reported sexual abuses committed against students by teachers. This is astounding.

The NFL is currently mired in controversy surrounding issues of domestic abuse among its players, as well as how Commissioner Roger Goodell has handled the issues. There have been five arrests for domestic violence and one arrest for child abuse since the start of 2014. That doesn’t count multiple arrests for assault, drugs, DUI, and more as USA Today has tracked. Disturbing? Compare that with the 325 school teachers and employees arrested for sexual misconduct with children since the beginning of the year.
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and U.S. Representatives Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) recently attempted to bring attention to the problem in a press conference and news release announcing a bill to protect students from sexual predators. It was met with a resounding thud, as primarily only local Pennsylvania news outlets covered the announcement, according to a Google search. http://www.inquisitr.com/1487569/nfls-got-problems-325-cases-of-sexual-misconduct-by-teachers-since-start-of-2014/

It's Called 'Muslim Creep'

In order to understand this story you have to be of a mindset that it's not my fault when situations go bad so there needs to be retribution. It wasn't the fault of the Moore, Oklahoma Muslim that he was fired from his job so he needed to do what was most convenient. Hmmm! What could he do? Oh, now I get it. He could behead his supervisor, a woman, because it's the 'in thing' to do.

You have to be a student of the Sixties to understand the next part of this piece. Racial injustice against Blacks in America demanded a statement. What better way to do it than to highjack airplanes and divert them to Cuba, the home of all things good and right in the world under Castro.

The beheading of this Oklahoma woman was most likely, in response to Allah but it seemed like the 'in thing' to do at the time. We'll see more of this. It's called 'Muslim creep' in our society. It's time to ramp up, folks. Keep your powder dry. It'll be interesting to see how the MSM handles this situation. It'll be surprising if it's even mentioned.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Police said Friday a man recently fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by the owner of the company.
The 30-year-old man, who has not been charged, stabbed Colleen Hufford, 54, severing her head in Thursday's attack at Vaughan Foods, Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.
Lewis said the manhttps://news.yahoo.com/police-woman-beheaded-oklahoma-workplace-144459291.html then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy and the company's chief operating officer.

Read more: http://kfor.com/2014/09/25/reports-police-respond-to-possible-shooting-near-moore-grocery-store/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Al Sharpton To Advise Obama On New AG: According To Sharpton

To their credit one of my favorite 'go to' sites, iOwnTheWorld, has come up with its list of potential Attorney General nominees from which Sharpton could choose. I say, go for it Big Al.

A short list of Sharpton recommendations include -
Linc from Mod Squad
Dead Michael Brown
Some black chick he’s bangin’
Some black dude he’s bangin’
Jesses Jackson Jr.
Dennis Rodman
Nat X
Michelle Obama
Professor Gates
Hank Johnson
His coke dealer
His parole officer

Typical Liberal

Gov. Rick Perry(Texas) was in a restaurant and approached by a female person named Amanda(no last name). She asked the governor if she might have her picture taken with him. He obliged.

You can see how she signaled her satisfaction by showing herself to be a liberal tramp. I'm sure her parent's and friends are very proud.


What Not To Do On A Commercial Airliner

Los Angeles from Boston had to make an unscheduled landing on Monday morning after a Bay Area passenger was caught masturbating mid-flight, according to an Omaha Police Department report.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the early landing at Eppley Airfield was due to a "medical emergency," but that contradicts official documents obtained by NBC Bay Area.

Didn't his mother ever tell him jumping the monkey causes warts?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Coffee Cup Salute Reminded Me Of When I First Knew He Loathed This Nation


Give Hillary credit for knowing how to fake it.

Classy He Is Not

President Obama just landed in New York City to attend the UN General Assembly. As he disembarked from his helicopter, his Marine guards saluted him.

Our Leader salutes Marines with a coffee cup in han as he leaves his helicopter. If you happen to be a die-hard, I love him to death, flaming lib it's impossible to justify this behavior.

Autumn In Northern Minnesota

It might be the first day of autumn. It might be but I'm not certain. Time stands still when you're bored.

Regardless, here in northern Minnesota at the lake the leaves have changed to their fall colors; yellow, red and some green abound.

To add more credence to their complexion it was only a week ago that slight yellowish colors began to make their presence and now leaves flutter to the ground as if they were being shaken from atop the branches.
For those who love being at the lake it's a sad time. Another year come and another year gone and soon Ten Mile Lake will be covered with its layers of Arctic ice and snow. For those who don't really care that much about being at the lake it's also a bad time of year. It means I have to wash the boat inside and out. Rich people can hire this done. I'm still doing it. Consequently, I can take a two hour job and get it done in fifteen minutes. I always tell myself come next spring I'll give it a good and thorough washing then when Spring arrives I say, "Ah heck, I'll do it in the Fall". And so it goes, year after year.

I spent some time in the garage putting away my fishing gear and fuddled with a couple or rods. The new hundred dollar rod I'd recently purchased and never used magically fell to the floor and the tip snapped. And so it goes.

The biggest task of the day was to shove my boat trailer from our yard down a path to the boat landing at my neighbors. I did it then figuratively patted myself on the back for a job well done. I then laid down in my neighbors yard, looked up at the blue skies and stayed there until I was certain I wasn't having a heart attack.

I wonder where the Loons hung out this year. Many days I was on the lake quite awhile catching nothing. Normally, I'll see ten or twenty of these ring necked, almost feetless animals while I'm wasting fuel but this year only four. They may know more about snow and sleet than I. Can you say, "Hello Acapulco".

I've convinced the wife I'm going to spend the bulk of the 'Summer of 15' up here. She's gullible that way. After all, she married me didn't she?
Let's face it. I have the wanderlust. That's why I can't stay in one place too long. You'd never have to worry about me wearing out my welcome as a visitor. There is very little dust that settles on my boots.

I'm anxious to get on the road. It's a sixteen hour drive home and I've planned my trip in detail. I have this down to a science. After dropping off my wife at the Minneapolis airport and with side trips and visits to see friends I might be in Ohio in six days. At my age I don't like to push it but driving at 45 mph an hour down I-94 tends to irritate some of the young whippersnappers. There's a reason God gave me a middle finger.

President Apologizes To The World For The United States------Again

The President spoke before the world at the UN today. Such a momentous event called for a quote to be remembered for the ages: "We recognize our role in causing the problem of global warming". I didn't know we were the main culprits for a problem which isn't. Now I must  to hit the church confessional and beg forgiveness for my transgressions committed against mankind for which nothing has happened. You know understand why I'm a basket case.

Obama To Announce Exeutive Action On Climate Control

Do you think God is laughing his tail off? God was quoted in the New York Times this morning: "It took Me billions of years to do all this and along comes a guy who thinks he's me".

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kim Jong Un: "No Truth To Gay Accusations"

Diogenes Middle Finger

10 Weird Things About Hillary

It's not important to go into great detail about what Ben Shapiro has written; ten things about Hillary that make her a weirdo since most of what he writes everyone already knows.

1) Hillary likes to drink- a lot- and she can hold her own on that front.

1) She's into séances and communicates with THE DEAD
     In Bob Woodward’s book, The Choice, the famed journalist reports that while in the White House, Hillary chatted with the long-dead former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as the long-dead Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi.

And she wants to be our president-Harrumph!

If you've mastered the keyboard check out the other eight.

LOL Al Gore And RFK Jr.

After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early.
The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
“The play, which featured songs and video exploring Americans’ relationships to the environment, opened in New York in April with a three-week run before going on a national tour that was supposed to attract 75,000 patrons,” FoxNews.com reported. “But it stalled after a single production in Kansas City, falling short of the lofty goals outlined in a grant proposal.”

Why Hillary Can't Win And Why The Alinsky Letters Matter

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.
Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

And now from The National Review on why these letters matter

.Alana Goodman’s revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. The lost Alinsky letters also remind us of what we ought to know but have forgotten, Hillary is not “Clintonian.” While Bill and Hillary have worked, schemed, and governed as a couple for decades, Hillary has always been to the left of Bill. As president, she would govern more like Obama than like her husband.

Late Breaking News: White House Fence Jumper

Late Breaking News!

Prosecutors say White House fence jumper had ammunition in car
Prosecutors alleged Monday in federal court that a man who jumped a fence and ran into the White House’s unlocked front door Friday night posed a threat to President Obama and was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, parked blocks away. Omar Jose Gonzalez, 42, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola on one charge of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

Isn't Gonzalez an Hispanic name or am I way off base?

One Of Many Photos Of The Clowns At The Global Warming March


"I didn’t think I could get behind the extinction of the human race until I saw this hipster. After seeing this hipster, I actually hope that Global Warming can somehow be made real because a species that produced this specimen doesn’t deserve to exist".

Click on the link to see more of these zombies.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why Aren't Liberal Women Outraged By Sharia Law

Where is Michelle Obama's hashtag campaign #BanShariaLaw? I guess she'd rather ban cupcakes from kindergartners.
Yet ISIS, the Taliban and other Muslim extremist groups are committing horrific acts of violence against women and children every day. Under Sharia Law, women have virtually zero rights and are routinely raped, beaten and sold off as sex slaves or child brides. Many are forced to wear a burqa and can't even show their faces in public. Women and girls are abused, tortured, stoned, gang-raped or outright killed if they do anything their male rulers deem wrong.
In August, ISIS kidnapped 3,000 women and girls at Mount Sinjar and are using them right now as "war booty." These women -- and girls as young as 12 -- are being beaten, humiliated and raped daily.
Yet American feminists and liberal women's groups have remained shockingly silent on this barbarism. Instead of focusing on this very real war on women, Democratic women reserve their vicious attacks for Republicans and the Tea Party.
DNC spokeswoman Debra Wasserman Schultz and other liberal congresswomen and senators come out in droves and attack any conservative they find handy, including their most recent target, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
And if Sandra Fluke doesn't get free birth control -- watch out! Does anyone else find this absurd?
The reality is that getting free condoms or $15 worth of birth control pills is small ball compared to the torture and abuse countless Muslim women and girls are facing throughout the world. And let's not forget, ISIS is threatening to attack the U.S. and raise its jihadi flag at the White House.
If Democratic women want to protect their own freedoms, they should be paying more attention to ISIS and less to Hobby Lobby -- which, the last time I checked, offered its female employees 16 different types of birth control.
American women of all political stripes and backgrounds should be demanding that our government destroy ISIS before it brings its radical jihad to our backyards.
They should also be pressuring the U.N. and our commander in chief to rescue Muslim women and girls who are still being held hostage by ISIS in Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Adriana Cohen is co-host of "Trending Now" on Boston Herald Radio

Karl Marx's Resume'


Tell this to a Lib and they're respond with, "Nu-huh".

100,000 Kurds Flee Syria Into Turkey. Obama Golfs

kurds flee

From Gateway Pundit

Dr. Zeke Emanuel Says Raquel Welch Should Kill Herself

Dr. Zeke Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel and author of Obama's healthcare bill made a rather unique pronouncement last week. It is his contention that the quality of life after 75 is so bad a person should hope for death or kill themselves.

Tell that to Raquel Welch who hits the Diamond Jubilee next year.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Eric Holder Receives Prestigous Honor

NEW YORK (WNB) - A five year, $270 million study has concluded that Attorney General Eric Holder is officially the 'dumbest son of a bitch in America.'
Nine major universities took part in analyzing hundreds of factors, then superimposed the results upon 317 million residents of the United States - the largest study of its kind ever attempted.
"We left nothing to chance - I can say with 100% certainty that Atty. General Holder is, by a comfortable margin, the dumbest son of a bitch in the nation," said MIT University Professor Clarence Young, project head. "In fact, he very well may be the dumbest son of bitch in the entire world." http://www.worldnewsbureau.com/2014/09/new-study-eric-holder-officially-dumbest-sob-in-america.html

Friday, September 19, 2014

Are You Dumb As A Post

This article scares me. It's a combination of everything the Democrats want from our educational system and reaching the goals set by the Communist Party for this country. Read it and weep.

"One in three Americans can’t name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
The survey, which was conducted from July 8 to 14, and published Sept. 17, found that only 36 percent of respondents could name all three branches of government, while an alarming 35 percent of survey respondents couldn’t name a single branch.
The poll, which contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3.06 percent, surveyed 1,416 U.S. adults aged 18 and older.

The report also found that only 27 percent of respondents say they are aware Congress needs a two-thirds majority in order to override a presidential veto.
Lastly, 21 percent of survey respondents believe that a 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is sent back to Congress for further discussion and reconsideration". http://washingtonexaminer.com/poll-one-in-three-americans-cant-name-a-single-branch-of-u.s.-government/article/2553703

Did He Or Did He Not Say This

Pic from Diogenes Middle Finger

Surely you've heard the latest on Joe. He was speaking today at a women's conference against sexual abuse and praised former Republican Senator, Robert P:ackwood, as an example of someone who could reach across the aisle and get things done.

Packwood also had the unique ability to reach around the back of one of his female staffers and magically undo her bra straps. Ten of his staff, all women, brought sexual harassment charges against him and he was forced to resign his office. Keep it up, Joe. This happens to be your fourth major gaffe this week and we still have one day to go.

Michelle Praises Her Husband

There's a wife who's being loyal and then there's a wife who's delusional. Michelle Obama praised her husband for all the good things he's done for this country citing increased rights for gays as being one of them. I present to you promises made and promises kept. If only the Republicans weren't such losers the President might now be on Mt. Rushmore.

obama record charts

Quote About Hillary

"Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens".

Molly Ball in The Atlantic

Her Most Memorable Teacher

It's been twenty-six years since this writer left the high school classroom. For twenty years prior to that I had many enjoyable experiences teaching American History to young, enthusiastic future voting citizens in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Even today I get a kick of out young people in that the realities of life haven't destroyed their perceptions for the future and what it holds for them. I was fortunate to instruct in schools with clean, well-scrubbed kiddies who came from good, hard-working families. Of course, when I applied for a job I looked closely at the environment and culture of the school. I mean, who wants to teach in a prison?

My fourth gig took place in Davenport, Iowa. It was at Assumption High School and I enjoyed my three years of classroom instruction immensely. One of my favorite students was Anne Marie Howard. This was in 1976. Anne went on to become a Hollywood movie actress and now does commercials for television. I happened to catch some of her work this morning as she extolled the virtues of purchasing X cat litter. I think Anne is to the legitimate commercial industry what Jenna Jamison is to porn. In other words, she's in demand.

Most high school teachers become a distant memory after a student leaves them. At least it is on their part but not with Anne. We've communicated via her website quite a few times over the years and it always made me feel special when she mentioned how much she got out of coming into my setting and listening to me perform. Can you hear the bubble bursting? I stopped writing Ms. Howard two years ago. Her last email to me stated: "MJ Hawkeye, you're the very best English teacher I ever had". Annie should learn not to be so specific. It can destroy a persons ego.

The Calgary Sun: Someone Had To Say It

ISIS is Barack Obama’s mess.

He made it and now he wants our help to clean it up. What do Canadians owe him?
He’s turned his back on allies such as Israel, having proven himself a bigger friend to the likes of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood than to the Jewish state.
He’s no friend of Canada’s.
Instead of working with his friends, he’s tried in vain to appease such longtime enemies as Iran.
His rush to pull out of Iraq without leaving a reserve force behind has led to the disaster we see unfolding there now.
Now Obama needs allies to battle ISIS and help him save face. So who is stepping up to the plate? The Iranians? The Saudis? Hardly.
Yes, when things get really bad, he calls on the same allies he’s spent his entire presidency snubbing.
The Canadians, the Brits, the Australians, etc.
Forgive me if I don’t exactly jump for joy at the prospect of helping this disastrous president ahead of midterm elections when his party is facing a well deserved drubbing. http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/09/17/isis-is-barack-obamas-mess-and-now-he-wants-canadas-help

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Have You Heard Obama's Latest Proclamation

Guess what? Regarding Iraq there will be no boots on the ground the President tells the world. It's true. He's stated this newsflash--one thousand times-----minimum.

Iowa Troublemaker

It's impossible to have a fun festival without troublemakers ruining things. In Iowa City, Iowa, the Madison, Wisconsin of the Cornbelt, Janelle Rettig felt a duty to chastise Chick-fil-A. Rettig is the Johnson County Supervisor and, you may not believe this by looking at her photo. She is a flaming a lesbian. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Iowa City is having their Summer of Arts Festival and Chick-fil-A, along with other food vendors, set up tents to sell their wares. Rettig, in her infinite wisdom came out with the quote of the decade:

"When they're a sponsor in a city that prides itself on celebrating diversity I think we have to question that. It makes me wonder if I should even go".

Yes, Janelle, it's all about you. Hint: Don't go.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What Media Bias

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One More Joe Being Joeism

Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive.
Speaking at a campaign finance reform rally in Iowa, Biden recalled a meeting he had with Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Biden described Yew as “the wisest man in the Orient.”
The terms “orient” and “oriental” are considered widely outdated and offensive to Asians.

It's surprising to me Biden didn't refer to them as Chinks or maybe made reference to Charlie Chan.

Joe Being Joe

Vice President Joe Biden drew fire from a prominent Jewish group on Tuesday after he described unscrupulous bankers who prey on servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks” — a term frequently condemned as an anti-Semitic caricature.
“Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.

Yahoo News

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Liberal Hypocrisy Has No limits

by Robert Janicki

It doesn't get much more hypocritical than this.  Actually, hypocritical simply doesn't describe this unethical smear, bordering on slander.
"Michigan environmentalist and Senate nominee, Democrat Gary Peter,  refuses to sell his $19,000 investment in French oil giant Total S.A., which produces pet coke an oil byproduct that Peters called “dirtier than the dirtiest fuel,” according to the Detroit News." 
Does Peters feel any sense of regret for having bought into this investment, which runs contrary to every environmental claim he has ever made?  Not surprisingly, Peters feels no regret whatsoever based upon the following rationalization.
“Am I going to sell it? I have no plans of it, no,” Peters told the Detroit News after speaking at the Michigan Democratic Party’s African-American alliance breakfast in Southfield. “It is an investment in the fourth largest oil company in the world. It has nothing to do with the Detroit situation.”  http://www.suckersonparade.blogspot.com/2014/09/another-unbelievable-act-of-liberal.html#.VBkHpCDD_IV

Happy Anniversary LBJ

Today is a landmark day in American history and it nearly slipped by me. Many events and dates to this. In January of 1993 I forgot my dad's January birthday. This should have been an impossibility since his was the day before mine. Sadly, it was his last.

Toward evening I was informed that today is the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon Baines Johnson's proclamation of a 'War on Poverty' in this country. It was still a time when our people were living through JFK and Johnson and the democrats could get anything they wanted. What the heck. They still do.

Anyway, I was reminded, while listening to the news(obviously not mainstream) that in 1964 13.2 of our population were on the poverty roles. Due to a fifty year program it has been reduced to 14.1%.
Wait a moment. That's not a reduction. That's in increase. With a 1964 population of 180 million God-fearing, taxpaying citizens we had 22 million underpaid, under housed, ill-fed Americans. Thank the government for its good work because now we have a population of 320 million and only 44 million folks are--------Oops! There's another problem.

If you took the cost of every war and conflict in which this country has participated it would not come close to the cost of this Democrat instituted plan. Hang onto your wallets because it is the staggering sum of $22 trillion dollars. And you thought our government didn't care.

The best thing I can say about this is that it's a good deal the taxpayers aren't funding the bill instead of the government. Why, that kind of money could cost senators and representatives their political seats.

And to LBJ and the rest of the grifters I implore you to stick it where the sun don't shine. If it wasn't for Democrats we might have some cash in our billfolds.

On another note which goes along with government ineptness. My wife went to the US Post Office in Dublin, Ohio to snag one of those yellow stop mail postcards before we left for the lake. There weren't any in sight so the Queen asked the lady clerk where should could get a couple. And the answer came back, "Hey! These things cost money. We can't pass them out like they're free"! Dumb me. I thought they worked for us. True story.

Communist Goals For The United States

Every now and then I'll come across a manifesto issued by the Communist Party USA from the 1940's. In it are 45 stated goals for the takeover of the United States.

I recall, as a junior in high school, discussing these in Mr. Carroll's American History class. Of course, considering it was a different time and there was a serious threat of Soviet domination and incursion into the western hemisphere we scoffed and laughed at the unthinkable.

Do me a favor and open up the attachment to recheck these stated goals and how many have become not only accept in today's society but demanded by the populace. Are you amazed that these have the fingerprints of the democrat party written all over them? I'm not.

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen made a disturbing statement before Congress that the IRS follows the law “whenever we can.”

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Festivals Are The 'In' Thing

Is there a community in America that doesn't celebrate a Fall festival? I don't think so. The wife and I have attended more than our share, mostly to get out of the house.

One year, and don't ask me why, we motored sixty miles north of Columbus, Ohio to the town of Marion. Their celebration is called 'Popcorn Days'. There can't be a cornstalk within 100 miles of Marion and yet here they were borrowing from some other town that could use the notoriety.

What it did have was a cheesy carnival with actual carny folk; the kind who don't bathe or change clothes until what they have on disintegrates from sweat and grime. Marion Popcorn Days isn't on our 'return to' list.

Boone Iowa, my home town, instituted a festival a few short years ago called Pufferbilly Days. This moniker refers to the railroads and how they dominated our landscape for over one hundred fifty years. It's a big deal if you happen to live in Boone. It's so huge the high school band even shows up to march in the parade. There's a special train from the 1950's that runs eight miles out and back if you like that sort of gig.

Our current residence in Dublin Ohio, has two festivals. I guess we think we're hot stuff. The first is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. We've gone a couple of times. Primarily, it was an excuse to have our grandchildren over for a visit and give them something to do plus it's free. They've seen it twice and that's enough for them. That means it's enough for us, too.
The other Dublin Festival occurs in August. That's the biggie. It's the largest three day Irish festival in the world. Who da' thunk it.

Anyway, it doesn't take a nuclear physicist to understand the main reason for these gatherings is to make money on the suckers who have to fork over for parking, entrance fees, food, drink and all other non-essentials. For a good deal of the population it's the best excuse in the world for all day inebriation. In addition, there will be vendors under white tents hawking their wares showing all varieties of items you'd never buy if a banker gave you the money.

So, with nothing on our calendar for yesterday morning we trekked into Walker Minnesota, population 900, to witness the Walker EthnicFest.

Hey guys.  This is northern Minnesota. There are two nationalities in this part of the state: American Indian and Norwegian. That's it. But the town fathers in their infinite wisdom scrounged up sixteen flags from other nations and hung them atop the highest building which happens to be the local VFW.
All of the downtown stores were open and one could buy t-shirts with fish slogans, "Have a Crappie Day". Cute, huh? The taverns were doing a brisk business but, sadly, no one was selling lutefisk.

The crowd lined the streets early for the annual parade, at least one deep, on each side of  Main Street aka Highway 200 . A flat bed truck stood alongside the main drag and an announcer with a microphone announced that any cars still on the street when the parade started would be towed away. Most of the visitors asked the question, "What parade"?

And finally, the big event began. A group of Cub Scouts led it off carrying American flags. We politely applauded. It was then that a man next to me looked up in the sky and noticed five geese flying low over the lads. That's when he said, "Our Chamber of Commerce has planned for everything. We even have our own flyover".

Surprisingly, the parade lasted over an hour. There were so few participants, fifteen in all, that each group was spaced out a city block and then required to wait until the master of ceremonies gave them the go ahead. Two cars ran out of gas waiting to move. Finally, the city was able to tow someone. There was plenty of candy and toys being throw out of trucks but most of them ran out early because the providers had to wait so long to move. And get this, the town is only four blocks long.

My least favorite float was a pontoon boat; no writing, no streamers, no advertising. It was a pontoon boat in name only. I think they were a last minute replacement for Bills' Rod and Bait Shop. A couple of Norwegian bands made their appearance. They looked exactly like those Amish folks but there I go, stereotyping again. They were also on flatbed trucks. In our area the mode of transportation is either some type of boat and trailer or a flat bed. Take your pick.

Next to last came a group of six blacks playing the Blues. In my twenty years in this area I've never seen a black person. And to make matters worse there wasn't one flag from the continent of Africa atop the VFW.

The best part of the parade, aside from it being over, was the last group in attendance. Thirty or more from the Ojibwa Indian tribe in full regalia did their dances along with a number of Indian chants. The tribe ranged in age from wee to old with men and women alike. Why, it was just like a Randolph Scott movie from the 50's.

You should have been here. It had Popcorn Days beat all to heck.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Newsflash

Remember Those “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Obama Planned To Fight ISIS? Yeah, They Just Signed A Cease-Fire Deal With ISIS…

Is it possible our Clown-in-Chief can get anything right.

Minnesota Vikings Running Back, "Man, What Is Your Problem"?

I don't know if this this story pertains to the supposed War on Women, irresponsible behavior of both men and women, the idea that professional athletes answer to no one or all of them combined.
Adrian Peterson is a talent at running with the football, no doubt. He is also poster boy for not being a role model as a father. If and when he comes back to the Vikings I have no doubt the fans in their seats will be cheering him on to garner another NFL rushing title.
NFL rushing king Adrian Peterson is after another MVP — Most Virile Parent.
The Minnesota Vikings running back had at least five children out of wedlock and could have had as many as seven, according to one of his ex-girlfriends.
The public only knew of three of Peterson’s children, before news surfaced of a fourth, a 2-year-old son, Tyrese, who died last week after he was allegedly beaten by the mother’s current boyfriend.

Baby No. 5, who’s living with her mom in Minnesota, is a 3-month-old daughter, decked out adorably in a purple-and-gold onesie proclaiming her love for the Vikings, her fast-and-loose father’s franchise, according to TMZ.com.
Peterson, 28, has admitted that he only saw the boy for the first time after the child was in a coma.
It was unclear if Peterson has met his little fan/daughter, but the baby’s mother said she was upset over the little boy’s death.
“Today has been a long day finding out my [daughter’s] brother passed away and knowing that she never even got to meet him,” the mother, a steak-house waitress, said on her Facebook page, according to TMZ.com. The Web site said the girl’s birth certificate lists Peterson as the last name.
But another woman has come forward to say she is the mother of another Peterson child — a 4-year-old boy — and that the running back has fathered enough children to run offense on seven-on-seven drills. http://nypost.com/2013/10/17/adrian-peterson-could-have-7-kids-ex/?

Friday, September 12, 2014


Northern Minnesota experienced a frost early this morning. As Will Rogers would have said all I know is what I read in the papers and that's how I learned about it.. I was snuggled up under two blankets and a quilt all night long. I'm quirky that way because I keep the windows open then hibernate under them. Try it some time. It's fun.
Off again on again blue skies are on todays schedule. It's 54 four degrees but seems like 64 since the winds are non-existent and the lake water is like glass. It's the perfect day to go bass fishing. I'll try my misfortune at Flower Pot Bay. It's five minutes across the lake by boat. I have to be careful entering the bay because large rocks can sneak up and destroy a boat motor. I've carelessly experienced that mishap before to the tune of a grand. In real money that's a thousand dollars.
Flower Pot is filled with a wide variety of reeds and below water foliage; the perfect habitat for the elusive lunkers. The best aspect of a calm water is I don't have to fight the boat to keep it in position. I can use a variety of lures throwing them in and around reedy obstructions. It's truly relaxing in this setting and I plan on the experience. I'll be out a couple of hours. Who knows, I might snag one or two. Yesterday I had two hits but jumped the gun on reeling them in. I must remember, as soon as the largemouth strikes, count to three before setting the hook. It's a skill one must practice. Wish me luck. In this lake it's what's needed most. Ten Mile Lake, our lake, is America's version of the Dead Sea.

White House 9-11 Memorial With Photo Of You Know Who

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget


Grim Milestone:
The liberal media missed this, but we have witnessed over 20,000 deadly Islamist attacks since the 9-11 attacks in 2001

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Makes Sense To Me


Obama's Big Speech On ISIS Tonight

There's no need to watch Obama give his talk tonight. Read what I have written down. It's what's going to be said: 1) We need help from others and can't go it alone, 2) no boots on the ground, 3) defeating ISIS(ISIL according to him) will take years---long after I'm gone, 4) none of this was my fault.

AND...................................................I was pretty much on target according to Drudge


Sunday, September 7, 2014

That Snarky GW Rears It's Ugly Head

Thirty days ago I uttered a sentence claiming I'd never mention global warming again. Silly me. One of my friends reminded me of a promise made by me when this blog resumed that I'd stay away from Obama and politics; concentrating only on human interest stories. It's an impossibility.
Our trek north to Minnesota began last Thursday. We weren't fully recovered from the jet lag from our Portugal trip but what the heck, I'm strong, virile and still a fearless road warrior so we jumped in the Suburu and headed northwest from Ohio. Another lie. I'm none of these things anymore.
We were greeted at Ten Mile Lake by sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70's. If you ever want to check our weather google Hackensack, Minnesota. I always do and it read beautiful weather for the next seven days then LOOK OUT SCOUT. We happen to be at the southern end of a snow belt beginning Friday running from the Dakotas to Michigan. I've never been in the land of 10,000 taxes when it's been below freezing but that's what we'll get. So, once again, the global warming prognosticators have it all wrong. It's like when Al Gore attends a GW conference. You can always count on a massive cold front followed by the blizzard of the century while he's speaking.
Mentally, snow and cold are not good for me. Coming to Minnesota and enduring the horrid temps are a form of the most severe masochism. This is also the reason I'll go walleye fishing with my neighbor tonight. This is another form of masochistic behavior on my part since you all know there are no fish in this lake.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Joan Rivers Best Jokes

On growing up:
- I was so ugly that they sent my picture to Ripley's Believe It or Not and he sent it back and said, "I don't believe it."

2010: Joan Rivers on being a comedian

How Joan Rivers is keeping us laughing

Joan Rivers: Queen of Comedy
- My mother never told me a thing. I asked my mother, "Where am I from? She gave me a fake address in Cleveland."
- I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
- I was so flat, I used to put Xs on my chest and write, "You are here."
On home life:
- I hate housework. You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later, you have to start all over again.
- I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, "Get off my property."
- Grandchildren can be annoying -- how many times can you go: "And the cow goes moo and the pig goes oink"? It's like talking to a supermodel.
On her love life:
- I was dating a transvestite, and my mother said, "Marry him, you'll double your wardrobe."
- All my mother told me about sex was that the man goes on top and the woman on the bottom. For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
- Peeping Toms look at my window and pull down the shade.
- I have no sex appeal -- if my husband didn't toss and turn, we'd never have had the kid.
- My best birth control now is to just leave the lights on.
- My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.
- I got a waterbed, but my husband stocked it with trout.
- My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese: most of it's missing, and what's there stinks.
On aging and plastic surgery:
- Looking 50 is great -- if you're 60.
- When a man has a birthday, he takes a day off. When a woman has a birthday, she takes at least three years off.
- My breasts are so low, now I can have a mammogram and a pedicure at the same time.
- I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die, they will donate my body to Tupperware.
- I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery.
On reputations and stereotypes:
- A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she's a tramp.
- It was a Jewish porno film: One minute of sex and nine minutes of guilt.
- I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card. (Note: Rivers went to Barnard, the women's college affiliated with Columbia, and was extremely well-read.)
On death:
- My husband killed himself. And it was my fault. We were making love and I took the bag off my head.
- At my funeral, I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.

Using Your Brains Instead Of Your Hearts

I wouldn't want to castigate the opposition when it comes to immigrant children coming into the US as being irresponsible and non-thinking. At last count our government has told us over 100,000 children have made their way into the nation. There are hundreds of church affiliated organizations and social networks telling us it is our duty to bring in and provide all the necessary tools to help these youngsters to adapt to American society. C'mon, I'm not a bad guy. I love children. I had three of them and I now have ten tiny grandchildren, the oldest of whom is pushing ten.
I have to tell you, though, that there's more afoot that being nice to young immigrants(I'm not including gang kids, either). I was emailing my Storm Lake correspondent this morning in response to an article I read http://dcgazette.com/do-they-think-we-are-stupid/  that this entire process just might have been in the offing for quite some time, maybe years, and the root of it most likely came from our community organizer-in-chief.
Please don't scoff. Not everything coming out of my mind is a conspiracy theory but a lot of it is. I want you to think about the maturity level and knowledge of the world of an eight year old boy or girl. Maybe you have a child or grandchild this age. If not, think of a kid who lives up the street. They live in a very small world with non-important issues filling their heads. My granddaughter has to get permission to ride her bike around the block. My grandson, two years older, can ride his bicycle in a larger area but has certain boundaries he's limited to in his excursions. The distance from the southern Honduras to the northern Mexican border is approximately the same distance as it is from Key West, Florida to Minnesota/Canadian border. Please use some common sense when considering this. Our government, our leaders, are trying to tell us that eight year olds can, by themselves and without a compass, make this journey to our safe haven so that they can have the freedoms we all desire. We are led to believe that their mother's and father's have given their blessing for these waifs to head on out by themselves, after they've paid a king's ransom to have someone lead them(even though more common sense tells you the cash will be stolen). World leaders want us to believe a child can find his way through jungles, cross rivers and mountains, come across all kinds and types of human predators, go without food and water by themselves to make it to Nirvana. It can't be done. If, when I was eight, I told my mom I wanted to go to Mexico she would have given me one of two answers depending on how she felt that day. It would have been, "Go ahead and stay there" or "Make sure you're home by dinner". Forget about adults doing this let alone kids. I couldn't find an address from Dublin, Ohio to the south side of Columbus without a GPS. My wife is the smartest person I know and she doesn't know if she's driving east or west.
So, for all the goodness and charity we want to dole out there's an ulterior motive to all this 'think of the children' aspect of immigration. Conspiracy theory? This might surprise you but I know it's about retaining power and following the money. That's what it's always about.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why The White House Refers To It As ISIL Instead Of ISIS

TDecoding Obama’s speech reveals some startling revelations

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.

What makes up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant? Israel.
ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to us Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look.
The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!
It’s Israel.
When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State.
Now you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and it’s a really nasty, diabolical one. Obama’s plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His “plan”to buy ISIS as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.
And it’s working.
The Islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.
The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.
Now you know a little bit more why Obama chooses his words so carefully, and what’s really in a name. Shakespeare had it right.
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"The World Needs Me"

Take it for what it's worth but I was listening to Brit Hume on Fox last evening and he related this conservation he had with a Democrat Senator. Hume stated that the talk took place in '07 while Obama was contemplating a run for the presidency. According to the unnamed senator Obama said, "I'm seriously thinking about becoming the President. The world needs me". This, if true, is the talk of a maniacal psycho.

In a follow-up on today's Fox and Friends: Fox & Friends cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck claimed Wednesday morning that then-candidate Barack Obama had promised his better “understanding” of Muslims would prevent atrocities like the beheading of American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff by groups like ISIS — something that ain’t working so well, per Hasselbeck.
“You look back to 2007, the president alluded to the fact he thought it would change the world once he was inaugurated, that he would be able to understand Muslims and therefore crimes like this would not occur and the world would be safer because he had understanding,” Hasselbeck said. “Well years later, it doesn’t seem to be working.”
“So his strategy seemed to be himself,” she concluded. “Not a good one".

Of course, Mrs. Hasselbeck will be dismissed as a ditzy bubble head by the Leftists.

Keep This Broad Away From Me

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“Meet a 22-year-old, southern criminology student with a three-year-old child. She calls herself the Femitheist and has a blog, YouTube channel, and is writing a book all about the ‘importance’ of reducing the male population to roughly 1-10% in order to achieve world peace and ‘true equality.’ Somehow, she expects this to end war, rape, and violence in general. Though this seems like trying to end violence by committing violence – because it is – she asserts that it is ‘the only logical solution.’ Terrifyingly, she has spawned a gaggle of followers that believe in selective breeding, male-only abortions, and an International Castration Day
. She asserts that men of all ages would need to attend a castration ceremony, and murdered if they refuse. Don’t worry, though, the men’s spouses and mothers have the option to ‘milk the male’ before castration if they want a sperm sample.  Click on the link to see and listen to her speak.


Prepared for the Worst
Six months ago I wrote the following:
All the bad actors in the world know they have two-and-a-half years to run rampant since the U.S. won’t do anything. Expect war.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 14, 2014
 At the time some thought it alarmist, but it isn’t surprising how the past half year has worked out.
  • Putin’s slow-motion invasion of Ukraine.
  • Boko Haram rampaging through Nigeria, kidnapping children and sacking churches.
  • China aggressively staking out territorial claims in the Pacific.
  • North Korean threats and missile tests.
  • Libya’s collapse into an anarchic terror state.
  • All-out war between Israel and Hamas.
  • Violent anti-semitism across Europe.
  • Russia testing NATO’s air defenses.
  • Central American crime syndicates pouring across our southern border
  • ISIS crucifying its way across Syria and Iraq.
Over the past three days alone, we’ve seen sweeping anti-government riots in Pakistan, Beijing invalidating Hong Kong democracy, ISIS beheading a second American journalist, and now 11 commercial airliners are missing from Libya.

Teen Sues South Carolina DMV. Won't Allow Photo Using Make-Up

Chase Culpepper

Did you hear about the travails of Chase Culpepper? The 16 year old teenager stopped in to the South Carolina DMV for a drivers license photo but was denied the request until facial make-up was removed. In the tradition of today Culpepper sued the DMV-----with the help of the Transgendered Society of America because Chase is a he and not a she.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One More High School Mascot Down The Drain

Arab mascot

A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
The bearded, snarling mascot with a large hooked nose who wears a head scarf did not appear at Coachella Valley High School’s season-opening football game on Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot during halftime was also retired.
The Arab mascot has existed since the 1920s to recognize the desert region’s reliance on date farming, a traditionally Middle Eastern crop. Over the years, the mascot evolved from a turban-wearing horseman carrying a lance to a standing figure with a scowl and a traditional head covering.
It came under fire last November when the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter to the school district complaining that the mascot was stereotypical. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140831-southern-california-school-retires-divisive-arab-mascot.ece

Portugal: Who Knew

In a previous post I mentioned that the wife and I were about to embark on a river cruise to the country of Portugal. It's one of those countries that hasn't been on my radar for about, oh, sixty-eight years. To be totally honest I wasn't looking forward to flying across the Atlantic to some backward country loaded with donkeys, olives and wine. I envisioned women dressed in gypsy clothes and the men sitting out front of coffee shops smoking cigarettes all day long. The main reason I even hopped the plane was because we would be going with folks with whom we've travelled before so I thought it'd be fun.
Honestly, I'm not a tour person. I don't get a big charge out of putting on microphones and listening to a travel lady tell me about a painting on a church wall. I much prefer walking down cobblestone streets, looking in shop windows and people watching. I'm a minutiae person; useless trivia if you will. We visited a church in Lisbon that held in a crypt the remains of the first great explorer, Vasco da Gama. There was a sculpture of his life-like body on top. It was in this building that the King of Portugal, in 1755 on a Christmas morning, attended mass. The King never went to this church. Coincidentally, on this day an earthquake took place killing 40,000 Portuguese and the church was the only building in Lisbon left unharmed. Rod Serling could make a Twilight Zone out of this scenario.
All European cities have the poor. Is it okay if we call them beggars? Think about beggars in the US. They stand on busy street corners holding cardboard signs that read: "Will work for food" or "Homeless: Please help". I told a friend that at least European beggars have the common decency to perform for their Euros. They play violins, flutes, whatever for their alms. And obviously they don't lie about being out of work. It is their work.
As far as I can tell Portugal, ranking only behind Greece in poverty, raises four things and they do it very well: grapes for wine. For 120 miles on the Douro River all I saw were massive hills, some as high as a thousand feet, covered with grape vines. Cork is a big product for these people. Vendors are plentiful selling their cork wares. I'm a huge fan of olives. Portugal produces more olives than any other nation. Did you know that green olives are harvested in September? Black olives become so by letting them stay on the tree two more months. Then a bag is placed below the branches, a person climbs the tree and starts shaking until the bag is full. This seems like a medieval harvest and it most likely is but it works for the natives and that's good enough for me.
Finally, the nation of Portugal produces some very beautiful women. I've visited all of the Western European nations and for sheer beauty the Portuguese women take first place. Maybe it's because of the mountainous terrain and they do so much walking and bike riding. My friend said their bodies are so taut they could sit on a dime and tell you if it's heads or tails.
We visited a number of smaller communities but spent most of our time in Lisbon and the northwest port city of Porto. The wife and I went to mass in Porto. The kneelers were made of wood, no cushions. It was just like the old days for me. If you ever visit Portugal visit Porto. You'll kick yourself if you don't.
It was a nice trip but I think I'd rather stay in our country to site see. It's less expensive and for some reason I understand the language better.

The 20 Best Quotes From Greg Gutfeld

You tell me you've never heard of Greg Gutfeld. Well I say, "Get with the program". Gutfeld is currently a permanent fixture on Fox's The Five(second from right in photo). He also has his own show, Red Eye at 1 AM. Don't scoff. It ranks far ahead of anything CNN or MSNBC presents during prime time. Yes, Gutfeld is a conservative but he once wrote for the Huffington Post giving him much experience being around losers. Actually, I'd say he's more of a sensible thinking conservative. What he really is is one of the wittiest and clever people you'll ever see or hear.
Townhall has presented a list of his twenty best quotes. Watch him every afternoon on The Five and I promise he'll entertain and make you laugh. http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2014/09/02/the-20-best-quotes-from-greg-gutfeld-n1885987/page/full

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's A Tough Day Today

Portugal, Spain, fun and frivolity after twelve days in Europe and it all pales in comparison to the hurt people are forced to endure after a genuine tragedy. Maybe you heard this story that took place last Friday on the West Coast. As I now know it was covered by the national press and television networks and was on the front page of the DrudgeReport. I read about it in Europe but didn't put two and two together. A 9 year old girl died when she was covered by sand after falling into a sinkhole on an Oregon beach. Normally, and we all do this, we'd read the story and say, "How sad", then move on to other things. I'll be leaving for the Minnesota lake cabin on Thursday and since I'm driving through Wisconsin thought I'd give my dear and 36 year long friend who lives near Wisconsin Rapids a phone call hoping we could get together. Except, he wasn't in Wisconsin. He was in Oregon. The girl who died on the beach was his granddaughter and I found out the horrific news as he explained his loss in between sobs of anguish. My friend and his wife were notified after halftime of a high school football game. The field was  being dedicated to him in his honor and a party was to follow the game. For the rest of his life he will have to associate what should have been his professional shining moment with this disastrous situation.
Writing about Portugal doesn't seem like much fun today. Praying and reflection are more appropriate. If you have children and grandchildren love them and hug them. We're all having a very tough day today.