Friday, October 31, 2014

Restoring Faith In Humankind

This writer is deeply embarrassed. I've become entirely too cynical about the integrity and honesty of the average American citizen. Getting to the point: An armored truck's backdoor became unhinged and money spewed all over I-270 near Washington D.C. What would you do? How many vehicles would stop and make a mad dash to stuff cash in their pockets and speed off? Read the blurb then stack the outcome next to your own personal value system.

WASHINGTON - Drivers on northbound Interstate 270 hopped out of their cars to grab money after the door of a GardaWorld armored truck malfunctioned and a bag of cash fell out Friday morning, Maryland State Police say. 
It happened after 8 a.m. near Urbana, Maryland, forcing northbound I- 270 near Md. 80 to close for about 20 minutes. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates a door lock malfunctioned, causing the armored car door to open. The bag of cash fell into the fast lane. "There was no crash. Cash was strewn across the interstate, but was quickly picked up by all the motorists who immediately stopped," writes Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley in an email to WTOP. The driver of the security truck moved to the shoulder, and he told police when he did, a number of drivers stopped on the highway and picked up the money. When fire department officials got on the scene, all of the drivers picking up money left. Later, one person who stopped returned the cash to the Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police.

Read more: http://www.wtop.com/41/3733602/I-270-drivers-scramble-to-snatch-cash-that-falls-out-of-armored-truck#ixzz3HkzUnmAN

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Special Ed Makes It Easy For John Kasich



The worst candidate in the history of gubernatorial elections is about to lose in a landslide. If you think this post is about Wendy 'Barbie' Davis from Texas then go back and eat your cereal because it isn't going to happen.

Current Ohio governor, John Kasich, is about to be re-elected without sweat in his eyebrows. Bookies in Vegas won't take bets. It won't be close and the man to blame is the Democrat candidate, Ed FitzGerald. I haven't done one iota of research on Fitz until today but let it be noted he does have a decent resume'. However, an A+ resume doesn't make for an A+ candidate. The Cuyahoga County resident(Cleveland and a few suburbs) was a Mayor, member of City Council, Asst. Cuyahoga prosecutor and, finally, a Special Agent for the FBI. Wowie! That's heady stuff.

Two years ago FitzGerald threw his hat in the ring to run against incumbent, John Kasich. Most folks in the Buckeye State figured it'd be a close election but Kasich has improved the economy and he's a middle of the roader when it comes to politics. In other words, he irritates Lefties and Righties both.

The first problem for this Dem is he selected Eric Kearney as his running mate. Bad move, Ed. There's a process in politics called vetting. Quite simply it's an act of performing background checks  before offering jobs. In typical Democrat fashion Kearney first accepted the job then dropped out because of a controversy over back taxes owed by he and his wife.

ED FITZGERALDS ULTIMATE DOWNFALL: On August 14, 2014 in Lakewood, Ohio(suburb located next to Fitz's hometown) police found FitzGerald in a car with a female member of an Irish trade commission in a parking lot. Since the woman wasn't his current wife and it was 4:30 am more than a couple of questions were raised. I asked my wife if she would mind if I was, innocently mind you, in a car with another woman at that time of the morning and she responded with, "Would you mind if I scheduled an appointment for your personal castration"?

FitzGerald's excuses(s). 1) We got lost when I was taking her back to her hotel and we stopped to figure things out. 2) "These accusations are baseless and disgusting". Funny how when under pressure the lies don't sound so plausible do they? Especially when Fitzgerald knows every street and business, grocery store and, yes, even the parking lots in Lakewood, Ohio.

Don't stop reading. The story gets better or, if you're a Democrat as bad as it can get. When the police asked for a driver's license FitzGerald didn't have one. The candidate for governor from the great State of Ohio hadn't had one for ten years and had been doing county business for 21 months during that period of time. Politicians say strange things. Eddie had an excuse for this lapse. "I have a driver's license. I just didn't renew it. That's like John Kerry saying on funding the Iraq War, "I was for it before I was against it".

I saw a FitzGerald bumper sticker on a Cadillac Seville this morning. I laughed. These people donated money to a lost cause. It serves them right.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Damn Bro!



A South Carolina woman told police yesterday that her former boyfriend stole her “Obama phone” during a confrontation yesterday morning, according to an incident report.
Tasha Mallory, 29, said that she was on her phone when Desmond Ty’Quan Gray, 22, “entered her apartment uninvited” Monday morning and “began to ask her who she was on the phone with.” Mallory and Gray “are not dating but have one child in common,” cops noted.
According to Mallory, Gray tried to grab her phone, but she held it close to her chest “so Mr. Gray could not get to it.” Gray, Mallory alleged, then pushed her to the floor, bit her shoulder, and scratched her arm. He also allegedly wrested her phone away and then fled the residence in a green vehicle.
“Ms. Mallory described the cell phone as an ‘Obama phone,’” according to a Spartanburg Police Department report http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/man-steals-obama-phone-during-domestic-dispute-687432

Political Tidbits

 Washington Post writer Chuck Lane created the ultimate pimp directed at Hillary. As you may have heard Mrs. Clinton went on a rant about businesses not creating jobs in this country. Lane wrote that she was incorrect. Didn't NBC create a job for Chelsea.

MSNBC's Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough, said that only smart people watch his show. I agree. The show is aimed at the Left so that means he might have no viewers.

Continuing on with Hillary's anti-business comments: Harken back to the Little Rock years when Bubba was governor and Hillary was at the Rose Law Firm. In addition to her non-duties with them she sat on the Board of Director's for Wal-Mart, a company that has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats. Recall this is also the woman who continually blasts them for not increasing their minimum wage. Another of her Boards was TCBY for which she received a yearly stipend of $100,000. No word on what Wal-Mart paid to buy her off.

Last week in Cook County, Illinois early voting machines went askew and every vote cast for a Republican automatically flipped over to the Democrat candidates. Cook County, Illinois, gangsters, dead people. "Joe, say it isn't so". It gets better. The same situation occurred at a voting center in Maryland  http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/10/28/ballot-switch-claims/ except this time the votes went to the Republicans. Aha! I tricked you. The votes cast also went to the Dems. Why is it we never hear about Republicans getting illegitimate votes?

Speculation only on my part for Gov. Chris Christie's refusal to  give money to Gov. Scott Walker in his closely contested re-election bid in Wisconsin. It's no secret Walker is peeved that Christie won't open the coffers of the Republican Governors war chest to bolster his campaign. Could it be that the New Jersey governor wants Walker to lose since he sees him as a threat to a possible 2016 presidential bid?

Aaron Rogers: More Than A Football Player

There's a strong possibility I'm in the top 1% of the American males who doesn't enjoy NFL football. For most guys, even if they've never hiked a ball or thrown the pigskin, Sundays(seems as though it's every night now) are for parking their rear ends in front of the TV and cheering on teams they could care less about. "Hey honey, bring me another beer and a bag of chip".

I grew up a Green Bay Packer fan in the 1960's. It was the era of Ray Nitchke, Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Jerry and Ron Kramer. The Packers were invincible. Hence, the nickname Titletown was bestowed on Green Bay.

There weren't many games on television especially in Iowa in the 1950's and 60's. If we did receive one it was either the Bears or Packers. The NFL hired an announcer named Ray Scott and he seemingly did all the Packer games. He was good at his craft and the fans began associating Scott with the Packers.

I'm not sure when I gave up on the game. It might have been in 1986 when I took my then ten year old son to watch a team, the Chicago Bears, who would become the Super Bowl Champions. It was a disaster. The couple sitting next to my son, she in his lap, simulated the sex act for a good quarter. When I complained the guy flipped up his cap and it read, "Fu*k Ya'". Nice, huh? The purpose of going to an NFL game is to get obnoxiously drunk.

I could go on and on complaining about the NFL but I won't. There is only one team and one team only I watch. It is the Green Bay Packers and I do it for one reason. It is my opinion that their quarterback, Aaron Rogers, is fantastic and fun to watch. There's no hotdogging from this man. He does his job without being a showboat. Rogers is not only a superstar on the field but he's a superstar off of it.

The stories of his charitable giving of his time are stuff of which legends are made. I was privy to receive from a good friend a six minute video of Rogers and a six year old girl. Her brother died of cancer at age four two years ago. Rogers has become her bigger than life hero by donating his time to help her lead a campaign to wipe out this children's disease. By watching the video his compassion and sincerity are more than evident.

It's a heart wrenching video and I'm sure, if you don't watch the NFL, you will have gained a newfound respect for a man who has his priorities in place.

http://itsaaron.com/

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hillary Caters To The "Give Me Everything" Class



Isn't Hilly Mae just the gift who keeps on giving? The woman is shameless. If there was a contest between she and her faux husband to find out who was the most despicable it'd be a tie.

“Don’t let anybody … don’t let anybody tell you that, uh, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” [Hillary Clinton: Idiot, at campaign event for Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts -- hat tip Breitbart]
Hillary Clinton is an idiot.
I’m beginning to suspect that to be a Democrat candidate of any kind you must be an idiot.
This woman thinks of nobody but herself. What she wants. What she demands. Her wealth, her power, her advancement. She wants what she wants when she wants it. She is driven entirely by Id.
Last March, I wrote a column about the Democrats titled “We Put the D in Dumb.”
Hillary Clinton put the Id in Idiot.
Okay, genius. If businesses and corporations don’t create jobs, who or what creates jobs?
Do the poor and unemployed create jobs in the private sector?
Do Liberal think tanks create jobs in the private sector?
Do University professors create jobs in the private sector?
Does Government create jobs in the private sector?
http://iotwreport.com/?p=257810
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A True Martyr


If the reports from ISIS are accurate then a Kurdish freedom fighter has been captured and beheaded. She went by the pseudonym of Rehana and is credited with killing over 100 ISIS thugs.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Charles Barkley Exposes Sordid Secret Of Black Community

Former NBA great Charles Barkley called out “unintelligent” black people for criticizing successful black people as “acting white” or not acting black enough.
Former NBA great Charles Barkley. (Image source: Getty Images)
Former NBA great Charles Barkley. (Image source: Getty Images)
Barkley’s comments aired during an interview on Philadelphia’s WIP radio this week; Barkley reacted to a report that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was considered by some teammates as not black enough.
“It’s a dirty dark secret in the black community,” Barkley said, adding later that “we are brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot you’re not black enough.”
“There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success” who believe “it’s best to knock a successful black person down ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful,” Barkley added.
Barkley also said that black people will struggle not because of whites but because of all the “crap in your life from other black people.”  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/25/nba-great-slams-dirty-dark-secret-in-the-black-community/

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who Cares About The National Debt

Quick now, what was the national debt when Mr. Obama took office? He did promise he was going to bring it down.

But nobody seems to care if it's $5 or $5 trillion dollars or $500 trillion dollars.

Factually, in January 2009 you and I owed the government $10.626 trillion in cash. As of today the count has risen to $17 trillion 800 billion and change. It's about to kick over to the magic number of $18 trillion.

Somebody, someday,  has to pay. You've heard the old phrase about death and taxes. Well not me. I'll be dead but it'll be my children and grandchildren who will pay the piper.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's An Obama Conundrum

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In a news conference given this evening President Obama commented on the shooting of Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa, Ontario today. He stated this was a blatant terrorist attack. I ask you, how can this be an attack of terrorism? Our President still claims the assassination of 13 Ft. Hood soldiers was workplace violence.

Sen. Tom Coburn's 'Wastebook'

Sometime in the last year Nancy Pelosi told us we couldn't make any more cuts in government spending. "We've cut everything we can" she said. What a gnarly buffoon.

Each and every year Sen. Tom Coburn(r-Okla) publishes what he's so aptly titled his 'Wastebook'.

Listed are only a few examples of what Coburn says are more than $25 billion of your tax dollars wasted every year.   
 Among the projects:
* $331,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a study that determined that hungry people were more likely to stab voodoo dolls of their spouses out of anger* $387,000 from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to study the benefit of Swedish massage on rabbits, who were later euthanized. “The director of the National Institutes for Health claims a vaccine for Ebola 'probably' would have been developed by now if not for the stagnant funding for the agency, which has a $30 billion annual budget,” Coburn said. “Yet NIH did come up with the money to pay to give Swedish massages for rabbits.”
* $202,000 from the National Science Foundation for university research on whether Wikipedia is sexist.
* $194,090 for researchers to send regular text messages to heavy drinkers to try to curb their drinking patterns.
* $2 million for a U.S. Department of Agriculture competition to build wood rather than steel skyscrapers.
* $533,376 to study the impact of Buddhist literature on sleep.
* $5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for a fence project in Sioux Falls that turned into a 27-hole golf course renovation.
* $1.4 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Cary, N.C., to finance a boutique hotel with tea and spa services under the argument the project will create jobs for low-income residents.
* $55,000 from the federal government for costs related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's book tour this year in Europe — including $3,668 for one night in a suite at the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris.

For continuous guffaws click the link for the entire 'Wastebook' list http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ContentRecord_id=f9478504-be7e-4b8f-9ef8-baa0895a9579

Monday, October 20, 2014

She's Baaaaaaaaaaaaack!


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The Clinton's seemingly will never go away. It bothers me not because reading about them is like riding a roller coaster blindfolded. One never knows what's going to happen next. Which brings us to Monica.

  Ms. Lewinsky(Is she married) made an appearance on a college campus today and gave a speech. I could research the content of the talk but I'm too lazy. I did hear she received a standing ovation. And get this. I'm not going to bore you with a sordid lip or throat joke. The amazing aspect of the speech is I seriously doubt these students have a clue as to who she is. After all, they were still in diapers when Bill was carrying his Bible out of church.

I was looking at my library shelf this evening and I must have ten books on the Clinton's; exposes' all. I used to read and reread them but only to ask myself, "Can you believe this"?

There was a link I copied I'll place under this post. It's a listing with biographical sketches of Billy Boy's most famous conquests. Some you know and others might surprise you but not me. Remember, I have their histories on my shelves at my fingertips.
http://www.ranker.com/list/bill-clinton_s-loves-and-hookups/celebrityhookups?format=SLIDESHOW&page=8


 

At Her Age She Should Be On A Box Of Cream Of Wheat

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Well that’s a curve ball, isn’t it? Usually, when you’re sitting down to a bowl of Wheaties, the face staring out from the box belongs to a sports figure.
The cereal decided to go in a different direction this time around by putting Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, on a commemorative box. According to Wheaties, they’re now defining what it means to be a champion by a different set of standards. http://www.mediabistro.com/prnewser/wheaties-redefining-champion-puts-madeiline-albright-on-the-box_b101558

At least the Kardashians weren't the first choice.

Friday, October 17, 2014

And That's The Way It Is

Illustration by Mark Herron

The Good Old Boy Network Is Alive And Well

HIs name is Ron Klain and he was appointed by the president to coordinate the attack on Ebola. His qualifications:
1) is a lawyer
2) Chief of Staff in the Gore camp during his failed attempt to become president
3) was assigned the task of being in on the Recount of 2000
4) Chief of Staff for Joe Biden and calls him his hero
5) is a White House adviser to President Obama.
6) placed in charge of Obama's stimulus package
7) has not one iota or medical knowledge or medical experience

Once again the administration has outdone itself in futility and gaining the confidence of the American citizenry.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No Lie. This Is Michelle's School Lunch

Pantywaist Sues To Regain His Dignity

A Delaware man is suing after allegedly waking from a colonoscopy medical procedure in women's pink underwear (file photo)
A man is suing after allegedly waking from a colonoscopy medical procedure in women's pink underwear.
Andrew Walls, 32, from the city of Dover, Delaware, claims the underwear was put on him when he was under anesthesia at Delaware Surgery Center in October 2012.
He is now seeking damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress - in court papers his lawyer states he suffered mental anguish, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2796195/man-sues-emotional-distress-awoke-surgery-wearing-pink-women-s-underwear.html

If It Isn't Traumatic Brain Injury Then It's Something Else

Getting old means a person can complain about illnesses and doctor visits on a daily basis to anybody within earshot. Complainers don't realize it but the ' within earshot' folks don't want to hear about complaining. They've got their own problems.

My neighbor is a case in point. He has been going to doctors on a weekly basis for over four years with a most serious type of cancer yet he never complains. He's the person we should all strive to be; positive, uplifting and always in good spirits. If he had a mouthful of bat scat and you asked him how he was doing his response would be, "I'm doing great and this stuff tastes like double dip chocolate ice cream".

I could apologize because many times in recent months I've detailed my medical issues. I could but I won't. Yes, I've suffered traumatic brain injuries from a series of youthful athletic concussions. But the reason I'm more than fascinated by this is because of what I've learned about the brain and how it functions. The brain is an amazing organ.

My neurologist suggested, no she ordered, I attend a sleep clinic to find out if I have sleep apnea and I do. So, now I'm preparing to snooze with one of those Darth Vader sleep masks hooked up to a machine. It'll be a struggle getting used to it but kids learn to adapt to braces so I can handle the inconvenience.

Basically, the attached tube forces air into the nostrils and into the brain. The oxygen is healthy for my noggin and will cause me to get a healthy nights sleep and awaken refreshed. Hopefully, I won't feel sluggish and in need of a nap during the hours of 8 AM until it's nighty night time. This is my normal modus operandi.

Sleeping has always been a struggle for me. I toss and turn: right side, left side, stomach and back to the left side, all night long.

The worst part of my sleep is that I dream what are called Technicolor nightmares. My dreaming centers around two coaching jobs I had and my favorite career job. In each the story line is always disastrous. Last night my wife awakened me because I was screaming and moaning. In this episode my students were so bad I expelled each and everyone of the little twerps. Then, at the end of the day, they all ganged up on me and subjected me to violent torture. And this was one of my better dreams. My athletic teams never win games. We are so bad and score so few points our cheerleaders are always covered in cobwebs. I always get fired then re-hired then fired again and on and on and on. In the job I loved my great boss allows me to work but never pays me so I always go back to coaching while working for him for zero dollars which means I'm a two-time loser.

I'm anxious to put on what's called a CPAP mask but only because it's a new experience. I'm more than interested in wearing it because I want to live longer and the gizmo will help. Plus, having a stroke or heart attack in the middle of the night isn't like going to a Final Four basketball game.

My wife will be happy since it eliminates the dreaded snoring. Of course, she snores like a logger cutting down a giant Sequoia but I don't have the heart to tell her. Smart husbands learn to pick their battles.

And, finally, my pocket book will jump for joy. Medicare covers the cost and that ain't all bad.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You Might Be Rich

You might be rich if your net worth is $3,650.00. That puts you in the top 50% of all humans in the world for having money. Don't you feel better about being alive?

Enterovirus 68 is sweeping the nation. It is a respiratory disease attacking young children. It is most prominent in Central American youth.

Men should not be hired as motel house keepers. They do not have to ability to put on fitted sheets.

Statisticians in Great Britain recently completed a study as to who is the happiest, conservatives or liberals. Need you ask the results.

The Obama administration will not enact an order keeping people from Ebola stricken nations out of this country. It would destroy his open border plans for amnesty.

When someone says, "And you take it to the bank" walk away quickly. It's the same as "I'd bet my life on it". It's their problem not yours.

My wife was in shock today when I told her we needed to cut back on our frivolous spending. I was shocked when I said it.

Gluten free is a waste of money. When it comes to caloric intake eating 1500 calories of ice cream is the same as 1500 calories of hay. Remember this: My good friend always said, "Eat it today, wear it tomorrow". He's correct.

If you follow Major League Baseball an eye opening stat has been revealed. The eight starters for the Kansas City Royals make less money combined than does first baseman Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels.








If Both Of My Parents Were Adopted Then Who The Heck Am I

Sundays might be the best days to give shocking news to children especially when it was in the 1950's. In those times not much was happening on Sunday to clutter our little minds so we were able to give our parents our full attention.

We had gone to Mass as a family on this autumn day filled with blue skies, balmy breezes and fall colors. It was 1956 and our folks, along with my two sisters and I, decided to take a drive around town.

What the heck. I was only ten years old and unable to question my parents motives so I went along with the suggestion. It was after a short while that our blue and white Ford pulled over in front of Goeppinger Field, home of the high school football team.
Mother spoke first. "I wanted you kids to know that I was adopted". "You mean Grandma Dickerson isn't my real grandma" I asked? I was in a state of shock. Dad was next. "I'm adopted, too" he said. That means my beloved grandfather, Grandpa Joe, wasn't the real deal, either. The world came crashing down on me.
As you might imagine I began wondering if I was adopted but the folks knew this thought was coming and told us we were all theirs. Regardless, that day must have made a tremendous impact on me because I can remember it like it was this morning.


Over the years I've found out many stories about my parents natural mothers and fathers; some true and some fairy tales. I'd prefer not to go into my dad's story because it's just too bizarre. Let it be said that his birth mother had three husbands with so many children coming from her womb if you laid them around her they'd look like a litter of piglets. Dad was the last of her brood and she gave him up to an adoption agency in Davenport, Iowa. When he was three, in 1923, his natural uncle and wife drove to Davenport and picked him up from the Annie Wittenmeyer Home then drove back to Boone, Iowa. That was a great deal for me because a doctor from New York was on a train to Iowa to pick up my future dad.

Mother's story is much different. She was raised in northwest Iowa, a town called Fonda. Her birthdate was July 6, 1919, Her adopted parents were Otis and Anna Dickerson. Otis was a barber and mom was an only child. Grandpa Dickerson died in 1948 and Grandma came to live with us in Boone. That's what parents did in those days; move in with their children.

I do know Anna and Otis brought in a kid named Jesse who they raised. He took off during WWII and never contacted Grandma again.
She always wondered what happened to him but when she spoke of him was never sad or morose so he couldn't have been a son. Grandma died in July of 1960 and it wasn't thirty days after when this Jesse character showed up at the house looking for her. We gave him a meal and sent him on his way. I looked at him while he was in the living room, thought of grandma then went back to watching Tom Terrific on television.

There were so many stories about mom and her natural parents it was difficult to keep track of them. Remember this: back in the early part and middle of the 1900's things were better left unsaid, or so we were told. Mom never asked or knew about her natural born parents. Grandma Dickerson's sister, Aunt Loretta, lived in Storm Lake, Iowa and passed away in the 80's. Why I never asked her the real story is beyond me. I had small children at the time and wanted background informatio to see if there might be an inherited disease the kids could genetically carry. I have to think I was embarrassed to ask but why I cannot tell you?

Grandma's very best friend in Fonda was Margaret Barrett. I called her one evening in 1988 and explained who I was. As soon as I mentioned my name she started crying. Her husband, Jack, had died four days before. Common sense told me this might not be the appropriate time to go into our ancestry so I hung up. I never did call back.

Last year I received a phone call from a fella in Milwaukee, name of Dennis O'Brien. He was a member of Ancestry and had determined I was at least his half first cousin. His grandmother, he said, was my grandmother. She had given birth to a little girl, Mary Louise, in 1916 and another girl on July 6, 1919. That was my mother, he thought. Well, we had always been told that my mom's name at birth was Nellie McMahon. Rumors persisted that her natural mother worked as a cook on a railroad bridge gang and dropped my mom in the town of Fonda, put her on a doorstep, rang the doorbell, and ran off. That's what my mom always told us. She said that she was given up so young that a doctor had to clean afterbirth gunk out of her eyes. I don't know if this is true. Maybe that's what Grandma Dickerson told her. This next rumor is a real beauty. Supposedly, this McMahon lady had an affair with Otis Dickerson and Grandma agreed to take the baby if he gave up is drinking. That idea has been floated in the last five years.

Last week I received another call from Mr. O'Brien. He thought that my mother's name at birth was Eleanor Frederick and she was conceived at Camp Dodge just outside of Des Moines, Iowa in the closing stages of WWI. His grandmother, also Eleanor Frederick, worked at Camp Dodge. My son and I looked into shortened versions of the name Eleanor and up popped 'Nellie'. As for the moniker of McMahon: well, it was war time and this is where the trail ends. Eleanor Frederick was married to a John O'Brien but divorced him in 1914 but they still lived together. Her parents promised her a car if she got rid of the guy. She did but they still cohabitated. Eleanor Frederick, it seems, didn't have much class. Either that or she desperately wanted that car.

Could it be one of those come on moves from a stranger, "Hey, Baby, the war's about over. Let's celebrate with a roll in the hay". That is a distinct possibility. One thing I've learned over the years is my ancestors weren't blessed with Mother Teresa morals.

You might ask, why don't I get mom's adoption records? Well, mom was what was considered a 'notch baby'. For some reason children born between 1917 and 1926 had their records sealed permanently. Now that mom's gone there might be another avenue to pursue. Don't count on satisfaction on the 'notch' aspect. Since government is involved I know I'll be smashing my head into a wall looking for answers.

Do I care about this adoption kerfuffle? Not really. It'd be nice to know who my actual grandfather might be. Then again, maybe not. The last thing I need in the family is another ne'er do well.

In the final analysis, people aren't much different today than they were at the turn of the 19th century. Sex wasn't discovered with the advent of The Pill. McMasters and Johnson didn't liberate women from the boredom of no sex in life. It's been a part of the fabric of the world since Adam and Eve. And to that I say, "Thank God or I wouldn't be here".

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Boatoad Of Cash For What

Hillary is speaking at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas this evening and receiving a gift of $225,000. Tickets, lousy ones, go for $200 a pop. Big time donors can walk in for $20,000 for a ringside seat. If UNLV wants to give her the money so be it.

The students are up in arms since their tuition is rising 17% in the next three years.

I have only one question: "What in God's name does Hilly Mae May have to say to receive this stipend"?

I know some subjects on which she won't speak. For those and with honest answers I'd pay $225 grand.

UPDATE: Hillary spoke on the high cost of college education.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

14 ISIS Terrorists Captured Crossing The Border And Nobody Cares

Fourteen ISIS terrorists being captured crossing the Mexican border into the US should be, and I quote, "An F'ing big deal" but it isn't. "Say, did the Packers win today"?

Anyway, I took an article from Breitbart on the subject. Read it if you'd like. If not, Dancing With the Starts re-runs are about on TV so get prepared for some fun.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona claims he was privy to classified intelligence that proves terrorists have infiltrated the homeland from Mexico.  

Border agent Art Del Cueto, who heads the national union for border patrol agents Local 2544 in Tucson, made those comments in an interview with Public Radio International (PRI) that aired September 24.
While walking a section of the Arizona-Mexico border, Del Cueto told PRI that the area is susceptible to Islamic terrorist crossings, adding that classified U.S. Border Patrol intelligence verifies that some have successfully infiltrated the U.S . 
"The intel we have is hard evidence. It’s very hard evidence. It’s pictures. It’s debriefings of individuals,” the agent told PRI. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/30/Report-Border-Patrol-Agent-Says-Classified-Intel-Proves-Terrorists-Infiltrate-U-S

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Only A Smidgen Of Lies

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Who Cares About Colombian Prostitutes

Friends of Barack: Jonathan Dach (right) posed with then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign staff 'family night' event in Springfield, Missouri on November 1, 2008. Also seen are Dach's father Leslie (2nd left), then a Wal-Mart lobbying executive, and his mother Mary Dickie (left)  


Another day and another scandal from the Obama administration. You know the story about the ten secret service agents who were busted for having prostitutes in their room. The episode took place in April of 2012 prior to the fall elections.

Personally, I don't care these young men had prosties in their room. They were only boys being boys and the President hadn't yet arrived. I don't care but their wives might.

 Prostitution isn't the story. The fabrication of the event lies in the hands of the young twenty-five year pictured on the right. His name is Jonathan Dach but if he isn't a clone of  Napoleon Dynamite then there isn't one. You see, he was the advance man(he must be an incredible talent to secure a position of that nature at that young age) for the president's entourage and he, too, took advantage of the prostitutes and their legal status of the Columbian laws using a government credit card. I can't go any further with this without writing----is there anyone in the history of prostitution who looks like they'd be a candidate for hiring a lady of the night than this guy? He's the kind of geek whose two favorite words are 'hand' and 'job'.

Anyway, he and the White House are now a part of a massive cover-up otherwise known as another scandal. It's not so much the hiring of prostitutes but it is a crime to say there was an investigation and there is no evidence of any wrong doing. It now appears from inside White House sources the 'gang that couldn't shoot straight' was afraid this story would hurt their re-election chances. Former White House spokesman, Jay Carney, was scapegoated into assuring the American people there was nothing untoward about the shenanigans in the southern hemisphere. This is what the White House did and now they have a lot of 'splainin to do.

Pictured in the photo are Jonathan's mommy and daddy on the left. Dad is a big time Obama donor and a lobbyist for Wal-Mart. Hmmm; donations, son, WH job position---Nah! I don't know the guy in the middle. No one does or cares to. I pity the girl on the left. She and some friends know who she is and that's enough to cause embarrassment.

So, what happened to young Mr. Dach after this debacle. Was he thrown out of the inner circle and banished to the Arctic? Guess again. This dazzling spectacle of brilliance now holds this title:

"Dach has a policy job in the State Department's Office on Global Women’s Issues which focuses on women's issues around the world including human trafficking and prostitution. In 2013 a State Dept. Fact Sheet on "Curbing Demand for Commercial Sex Acts" (issued by a different office within State) reads like a direct rebuke to both Dach and White House Counsel Ruemmler. It reads [Emphasis added]:
If there were no demand for commercial sex, sex trafficking would not exist in the form it does today. This reality underscores the need for continued strong efforts to enact policies and promote cultural norms that disallow paying for sex..." http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/10/09/White-House-Aide-Involved-in-Prostitution-Scandal-Now-Works-in-State-s-Office-on-Global-Women-s-Issues

Gosh I love the government. If one looks through the trash long enough it's amazing what shows up.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What's Up With Ebola

There hasn't been a comment coming out of these fingers about Ebola. There's a valid reason. I don't know anything about it. Will I become infected? Maybe. But, didn't the president tell us the chances of it entering the country were next to nil. And if it should magically invade our unprotected borders we had the knowledge and technology to address the problem. We were told it couldn't be transmitted air borne. Don't step in the puke of an Ebolite(I made that up). You could get sick and die.

You are aware a fella from Dallas died the other day from the sickness. He was from Liberia. Now, Jesse Jackson and CNN are telling us we are racists because we aren't doing enough to help this African nation because we hate them. After all, we sent slaves to this country in the 1820's to get them out of America. Gasp! And to think, Abraham Lincoln wanted to send emancipated slaves there after the War Between the States. He must have been a racist, too.

I'm thinking back to the 1980's when we first heard of AIDS. Becoming an Ebolite scares me a little bit more. Worrying about AIDS never bothered me that much because I figured I'd never have coitus with a monkey and their San Francisco offspring. This is going to sound racist coming on the heels of what I just wrote. I doubt I'll have the higher percentage of contracting Ebola because I doubt I'll come into sexual contact, or otherwise, with a Liberian. If Jesse or Al reads this I'm doomed.

And one more thing, this subject bores me. It's like listening to the dude in Australia, Oscar Pretorius, who was on trial for murder. It's the same as every other 24 hour news cycle story on the cable shows. It's blah-blah-blah all the time. True story. I've been giving up on Fox News because of this story;' and watching re-runs of The King of Queens and I detest that show. When Rush starts in on Ebola and a possible Ebolite( I told you I liked it) I'll shut off his show until he goes to another subject.

Let me give you the perfect example of how utterly ridiculous people can become over a crisis, even conservatives? A lady called Rush and made the following statement(s): "Isn't it strange we are just now hearing about Ebola one month before the election". Meaning, it's a Dem ploy to keep people away from the polls. In addition, the woman said: "Have you noticed how the Ebola cases take place only in Red States"? Yeesh!. We're all nutso.

Know what? I think all the good doctors who are experts on Ebola are clueless as to a cure or if it causes an addiction to Wrigleys gum or Budweiser beer. If they did why haven't they come up with a solution to eradicating the common cold let alone cancer and AIDS.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Message To The Democrat Party

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Why Catholic Nuns Are Clueless

The Sisters of Mercy of Silver Spring, Maryland, have released a 2014 midterm election guide that urges voters to favor candidates who support amnesty, climate change, gun control, and Pentagon budget cuts. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/08/Catholic-Nuns-Release-2014-Election-Guide-Urging-Voters-To-Support-Amnesty-Gun-Control-Climate-Change

This isn't a revelation to me, the fact that Nuns are on the planet Pluto when it comes to issues facing the American people. It's been my distinct pleasure to relate, personally, to a sister of the Church exactly how I felt. "Sister", I said, "You're trying tell everyone else how to live and you've never had to buy a loaf of bread in your life".
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Do Not Call Me--Ever

Twice in the last six months I've called what's supposed to be a 'do not call' list. You are aware of these come on calls because you, like me, receive anywhere from ten to fifteen phone messages on a daily basis from taped recorded voices wanting to sell me things I don't need. If they aren't taped recorded then they're folks from the Philippines telling me my Microsoft server needs to be updated. Why they do this is beyond me because I can't understand a word they're saying because I can hear a hundred other voices in the background.

This age of instant information amazes me as to the type of calls I receive. When I was in my forties and fifties requests centered around vacations spots in the Bahamas and river cruises around the world. Now, virtually every phone message deals with old age health products and home security systems. One call I haven't heard deals with erectile dysfunction. I'd listen to that one.

So, what to do. Obviously, the 'do not call list' doesn't work. My suspicion is whoever runs it is in cahoots with the people who bug me. This makes sense doesn't it?

My next question is, who would buy from these clowns except the elderly with Alzheimer's? I hope the taped messages are monitored to see how long it is before they hear 'click'. I recently read there's a scam whereby as soon as you pick up your phone you are automatically charged $20. There are, I suspect, some folks in this country who don't have caller ID on there phones but it's always a pain to get up, run to the phone, then look to see who's bugging you. My suggestion is if you don't know the area code don't answer. Another giveaway is when your caller ID reads, 'anonymous' or 1-800.

In my house we subscribe to Time-Warner. Did you know you can call the company and ask them to place the in call number on your TV screen and it costs nothing? This is about the only thing Time-Warner does for free aside from providing rotten service.

I'll give it a go again today, getting on the computer and once again sending in a request to the 'do not call' folks knowing it'll be a waste of time. It isn't the first and last time I'll be buffaloed. I'm used this treatment. It's a part of life.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Feminists Say This Is A Sexual Attack

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Feminists in France are demanding that an iconic statue based on the famous VJ-day photo is torn down because it ‘portrays a sexual assault’.
The sculpture, which honours a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York’s celebration as the Second World War ended, is currently on display outside the Caen Memorial Museum near Pegasus Bridge in Normandy.
It has been given to the museum on a one-year loan by the Sculpture Foundation in California to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2783251/French-feminists-fury-demand-Normandy-statue-based-famous-VJ-day-photo-torn-portrays-sexual-assault.html

Truer Words Were Never Spoke

Bill 'Bubba' Clinton is spending valuable time in Arkansas. He's campaigning for Dems around the state, especially for Sen. Mark Pryor. The incumbent senator is in big trouble, down by 4 points with a month to go, when it comes to his re-election chances. When a Dem is in a tightly contested race The Philanderer is the first person called upon help out. I picked up on Clinton's speech of yesterday as Pryor stood next to him. Clinton said, "Vote with your heart when you vote for Pryor". Isn't that how this nation got in trouble in the first place? I have a novel approach to this voting thing: How about voting with your brain.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Virginia: As Bad As California, Illinois And New York

CNSNews.com) -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says that state health inspectors are not required to report the statutory rape of girls aged 13 to15 if abortion clinic paperwork does not indicate the abuser was a parent or caretaker.

According to Virginia law, anyone who "carnally knows, without the use of force, a child thirteen years of age or older but under fifteen years of age, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony” punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
But Herring says that the fact of a minor girl’s pregnancy alone, “without additional information or evidence, is not sufficient to create a reason to suspect that the child is an ‘abused or neglected child’” under Virginia’s mandatory reporter statute, which requires certain professionals to report suspected child abuse. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/zoey-dimauro/virginia-ag-abortion-clinic-inspectors-don-t-have-report-statutory-rape

This Is Scary: English, Spanish, Somalian, Oh My

Little occurrences that happen to me during the day are sources of irritation. For instance, when I go to the drive-in part of the bank to secure some cash and after I insert my debit card this is what I see:
Press for English, Spanish, Somalia.

For the longest period I was ambivalent about the Spanish sign. When the bank inserted Somalia I swore out loud, "WTF"!

I shouldn't be surprised since Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding burbs contain the largest number of these folks after Minneapolis. I suspect we then have the second number of anti-American Muslims in the that group, also. Luckily, the great percentage of these immigrants live in the southwest part of the city commonly referred to as Little Kentucky. I.e. There's really no reason to go there.

In reading Breitbart this morning there was a story about the numbers of non-English speaking people in America. Why, it's almost like we natives are foreigners in our own country. At least Native American Indians had the decency to adopt our language(at the point of a gun).

"An all-time high of nearly 62 million U.S. residents – or about one in five people – now speak a language other than English while at home, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found". http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/05/Report-62-Million-People-In-U-S-Now-Speak-Language-Other-Than-English-At-Home

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How The Poor In America Survive

9 Facts About The Poor In America

from the Daily Signal

Maybe He Has Alzheimers

Vice President Joe Biden made another gaffe on Thursday, telling Harvard students that China is a part of North America.

Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Biden made yet another blunder after saying that "North America is literally--not figuratively--the epicenter of energy in the world today."
"North America will account--meaning Mexico, China and Canada--for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years," Biden said. "By 2018, the United States will be a net exporter of natural gas, and most projections show North America will be totally energy independent by 2020, and the United States shortly thereafter." http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/03/Joe-Biden-Tells-Harvard-Students-China-a-Part-of-North-America

Saturday, October 4, 2014

You Know Who In The Future

This dude is actually sitting on a New York subway in the here and now but----there's somebody who can look to the future and it ain't pretty.

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Here We Go Again With The Jobs Numbers, Dumb Women And Joe Biden

Obama was touting the job creation numbers two days ago telling us that it's the best economy in the last nine years. Yes, it was he who is responsible for the unemployment rate being down to 5.9%. That's a bunch of hooey and we all should know it. If there is an unemployment rate in the fives, which is considered full employment, why are there 92 million Americans who have dropped out of the work force? Are you aware that of these 92 million women comprise 55 million?

Speaking of women, I was driving back toward Ohio yesterday on Interstate 80 and stopped into a Farm and Fleet store in Davenport Iowa to buy a Swiss Army knife. I'm addicted to those little gizmos but am always finding a way to lose them. I've purchased three in the last week because the other two decided they didn't want to be with me anymore. Anyway, I rolled into the parking lot and ahead of me was a Ford SUV with two bumper stickers. One read 'Are you ready for Hillary' and the other 'Republicans-Stop the War on Women'. I parked to the right of the Ford and the age sixty type lady with dyed red hair but dressed in stylish clothes walked in with me. I said, I noticed your bumper sticker about the war on women and said, "You're right. I'm a Republican and I've been beating my wife for forty-five years". Her only comeback was, "Republican men are stupid and the only people stupider(figures) are Republican women". Do you know what I should have said? "Lady, I saw your Hillary bumper sticker and since I want Hillary to win I thought you'd want to know what I just heard on the radio. It was announced she suffered a stroke an hour ago and is on life support" For a few minutes she would have been in agony and I would have felt I did my duty.


Speaking of stupid. Surely you heard about Joe Biden's latest. He was in Springfield, Missouri speaking and brought up the subject of the 161 folks who perished in the town's tornado of two years ago. Except, he put the number at 161,000. Talk about stupid.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If You Want To Be A Crook Try And Blend Into The Crowd

DENVER (AP) - The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

The photo was taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest. Police say he robbed a bank on Denver's 16th Street pedestrian mall and then tried to get away on a light-rail train. Officers stopped the train a few blocks away and arrested him.

He has been charged with one count of robbery and is being held in jail.


(AP Photo/Denver District Attorney’s Office). A Sept. 23, 2014 photo provided by the Denver District Attorney’s Office shows Michael Whitington with a broad, toothy smile and eyes open wide after his Sept. 23, 2014 arrest in Denver.
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