Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What Could Possibly Go Wrong

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Could It Be The Vile Vortex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wanting to Help You Feel Better About Yourself

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

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


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This n' That From Dublin Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas to all. MJH

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's Time To Stop This Choking Nonsense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

End of subject, forever.

A Class Act

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Irony Of The NY Assassinations

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

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

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Darwin Award Nominee

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

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

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

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

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

Misdirected Protestations In NYC

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

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

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

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

A Riddle

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

Answer. It's all about money.

Friday, December 19, 2014

America, A Once Great Super Power

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Why Hillary & Robert Menendez Should Be In Jail

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

Greta For Secretary Of State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Foot In Mouth Disease

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

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

And these people want to be our representatives.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Would You Rather Have Natural Child Birth Or An Episiotomy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More Proof: Liberals Are Insane

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pugsley Dead!


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

Monday, December 8, 2014

Two Of The Greatest Lies Of 2014


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

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Are You Ready For Hillary


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

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

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

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

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

Th Art Of Overcoming Depression

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lift Your Champagne Glasses

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

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

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

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

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Television, Football And The F Bomb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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