Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Al Roker: Weatherman, Scientist, Meteorologist, Phony

Al Roker crop.jpg What is it with NBC and the people they employ? First, it was Brian Williams with his candid faux stories and now I find out Al Roker is also of dubious character.

You see, the man who helped make a gastric bypass what it is today is not what he appears to be. Yesterday, in a variety of news sources, were stories how Roker decided our horrid winter was due to, what else, global warming. If Al said so it must be true. But, hold on folks.

A minimum amount of research reveals Mr. Al is not quite what he appears to be. He isn't a weather scientist. Nor is he a meteorologist. This is we've been told from his bio.  It's also how he's presented on television. Even the White House has given him these creds. Nuff said.

Basically, Al Roker's background is this. He graduated from the State College of New York at Oswego with a B.A. in Communications. That's it. Big Al should have had the common courtesy to have a degree in B.S. It would have been more appropriate.

He has never taken one class in science. He's a weatherman. He reads from a sheet of paper the weather much the way I do when my wife asks me to tell her the conditions for the day. I'll jump on the computer and see what's scheduled for the future.

Isn't it sad when we lionize others when we could so easily do things for ourselves?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rev. Franklin Graham Follows Up on Giuliani Comments

“Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he’s not sure if President Obama really loves America,” Graham’s post began.
“I don’t know if that’s true or not, but…” Graham wrote before launching into this concise and devastating critique of the president’s actions:
“I do know that the president (1) defends Islam and (2) chastises Christians, (3) rebukes our allies and (4) befriends our enemies, and (5) fully supports gay marriages and (6) abortion but (7) denies the religious freedoms of those who don’t agree.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Afraid Of The US Is Russia

obama missile russia

The missal reads: To be permanently delivered to Obama. The fear and dread this administration has created around the world is something to behold.

From The Gateway Pundit

Butt Boy Director Of Homeland Security, Like Obama, Has Priorities Skewered

This is the man who was put in charge of keeping America secure from the inside.....
"We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face. The fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood." Jeh Johnson

We Have Seen The Enemy And They Are Us

In the event you didn't catch it the government released a report last week regarding Right Wing terrorist groups in the United States. Each was pinpointed on a map of the United States. It turns out these groups are, well, sort of bogus. Let's say a couple of guys, the Kehoe brothers from Ohio, for instance shoot at members of law enforcement. These idiots, and they are, lived in southern Ohio(figures) and had Confederate flags. Well, the government classified them as terrorists.

What the vaunted U.S. government failed to do in their report was to bring to the fore Left Wing extremist outfits which far, far outnumber anything on the Right.

There's a in-depth article from the American Thinker detailing, with maps, the Lefties who pose a much greater problem in America.

If you want to research these let me warn you. It's going to take until the beginning of daylight saving time to read them all. Enjoy, all of you conservative terrorists.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Snooze Awards

DIANNY RANTS: Hollywood DuncesAcademy Awards 2015

Isn't this the most fabulous depiction of what takes place at the Academy Awards? I borrowed it from that great conservative site, All The Right Snark.

One of the Arquette's, I think her name is Patricia, won an Oscar. She used to play a detective type person who saw the future in a TV show. I liked her. Last night, in accepting her award, she spoke out about equal wage discrimination. Just what I didn't want to hear*. The cameras then panned the audience and we were saw Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez screaming and clapping wildly. It was Streep, a number of years ago, who took up the cause of denouncing Alar. That word was already on the tip of your tongue before you read it, right? I didn't think so. Alar is a chemical sprayed on apples while on the tree to make them ripen longer. Streep made it your cause to say that the chemical was causing cancer. And these are the same people who try and convince us they know something about why kids are born autistic. If Meryl Streep wasn't a movie actress she'd be waiting tables at the Waffle House. And JLo would only be a broad with big boobs.

I work this way. I'll enjoy an actors work until they move away from their trade. In 1973 Marlon Brando won an Oscar. Instead of accepting it he sent a female American-Indian onstage to accept his award to illustrate the poor treatment of those folks by the film industry. Some booed but then there was a massive cheer from the audience. Y'all remember this, right? I didn't thinks so since no one cares. Now, whenever I see a Brando film I switch channels. He just doesn't do it for me.

The accompanying picture is presented for a solid reason. Actors and actresses who make millions on the silver screen, in all likelihood, could care less about whales, equal pay and AIDS---no, I'm incorrect on this. They're probably in the danger zone when it comes to unprotected sex. I'll substitute men in general as a group to be protested.

My wife is a huge fan of the Academy Awards. A few years ago a group of our friends got together to watch the show. The wives wore formals and the men were in the finest suits and tuxedos. I put a long red carpet on our sidewalk and we all walked into the house and plunked our butts on the couch to view the festivities. It was fun and killed an evening.

Now that I think about it the night had more to do with us than Hollywood. Last night my wife yelled out at me from the bedroom, "Are you going to come in and watch the Academy Awards"? I answered in the affirmative and fifteen minutes later sauntered in to find her fast asleep.

Watching the Awards show does that to a lot of people.

The examples I've presented of Arquette and Brando illustrate why the Awards ratings are now hovering around those of MSNBC.

* As a side note Hillary Clinton paid her male senatorial staff 38% more than she did to her female employees.

Why Rudy Is Right

IBD:  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” candidate Barack Hussein Obama said on Oct. 30, 2008, just before his election as our 44th president.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gov. Walker Makes MSM Wet Their Pants

On Saturday Governor Scott Walker was in Washington DC attending the National Governors Association winter meeting.
During an interview liberal reporters asked the Republican governor if he knows whether or not Barack Obama was a Christian. (Of course, this is the top issue facing the nation today.) Walker answered, “I don’t know. I’ve never asked him.”

Walker then went on to lecture the reporters on bias in the media. “To me, this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and, increasingly, they dislike the press.” Walker nailed it.
And that’s why the liberals are terrified of this Republican leader.

As long as we're on the subject of the MSM and their failure to do the job of proper vetting why not pose questions for candidates on the Left for enhanced explanation. I took these from another source but the points the same. The media is bummed about Giuliani and Gov. Walker. Get over it, boys. It's just beginning.

Anyway, society would be better served if Chuck Todd would ask Joe Biden about his 'hands on' policy with women, especially since he has made a number of speeches in the past against patting down the females.

When will we hear the entire story of Sen. Warren's tribal stories and how she came to be called Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring? Oh wait, that was another famous cartoon character.

And, finally, the biggie. Why not have the media do it's job and investigate the numerous trips taken by Bubba Clinton with his good pal, the king of pedophiles. Can you imagine if a candidate on the Right, Gov. Walker, for instance, made it a habit of flying off to a Caribbean island with a plane load of under age hookers.

It's a real gyp being a conservative voter in thought and mind. Unlike Clinton we aren't able to do anything salacious and get away with it.

The #1 Reason To Reject A Hillary Presidency

On 60 Minutes, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, was asked about rumors that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is a Muslim.
She took a hardline stance against the rumor…then seemed to walk it back, injecting a note of ambivalence.
Here’s how the exchange went.
STEVE KROFT: You don’t believe that Senator Obama’s a Muslim?
HILLARY CLINTON: Of course not. I mean that’s, you know, that, there is no basis for that. You know, I take him on the basis of what he says, and, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that.
KROFT: You said you take Sen. Obama at his word that he’s not a Muslim…
CLINTON: Right, right..
KROFT: …you don’t believe that he’s a Muslim.
CLINTON: No! No! Why would I? There’s nothing to base that on. As far as I know.

Can you imagine having to put up with four years of, "You Know"? The supposed smartest woman in the world does not know how to speak a coherent sentence without peppering it with "You know".

Why Residents Of Mosul Hate ISIS

According to Ben Rhodes, Senior White House Security Adviser, there's a solid reason why the residents of Mosul, Iraq are disgusted with ISIS. According to him, and put out by the White House, I'm certain, it's because the thugs don't pick up their trash. No kidding, this is the spin.

I beg to differ but what do I know.

isis bridge hanging

Photo and story from Gateway Pundit

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blog Numbers Skyrocket

Hmmm! There has to be a significant reason. The blog numbers for MJ Hawkeye the last two days are through the roof.

What could it be? What could it be?

As an aside I noticed the temperature, not the wind chill, but real temperature in Gaylord, Michigan was -35 degrees F. All across the upper Midwest the bottom end of temp gauges are wearing an extra pair of knickers. There's a suspicion God's children are snuggling together and not leaving the confines of their toasty homes.

What could it be? What could it be?

Since I have a tendency to reside in warmer climes in the winter months the pain my fellow citizens are feeling "Up North" has to be ghastly. There is a positive to the frigid weather. Chicago has experienced only 12 murders this month. That is one-third of 'normal' for the month.

My neurologist insisted my coffee intake cannot be no more than two cups a day. Now the government is telling us that a moderate intake is 5 to 6 cups and that caffeine is good for the body. In addition, coffee beans help reduce calories. I've taken advantage of this situation. I've now worked up to eight cups of dark, steamy brew. It's fantastic if you care to leave a leak twenty times an hour.

One of these days we'll be told ice cream, candy and 80% alcohol will increase life expectancies. Diet soda or pop, if you will, is now the evil ogre. On second thought it won't happen because I really like candy and ice cream. I'm not very good with alcohol. It makes me fall down and act stupid.

Smoking cigarettes is bad for the body. Medical marijuana is good. This is the mantra of state legislatures. Is there a difference between medical marijuana and marijuana? Does medical marijuana have an Rx stamped on each joint making it a 'wunder' med? Does using medical marijuana not give you the ability to say, "Hey, Man, what's happenin'"?

The weird thing is I remember years ago when cranberries would give us cancer. I didn't think much about it at the time but that government revelation came about a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. Can you say lobbyist and "yams are good for you"? It makes sense to me.

What could it be? What could it be?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Finally, Someone Had To Say It

A retired four-star admiral who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet during several Middle East flare ups is charging that President Obama’s strategy in the area is “anti-American” and instead “pro-Islamic.”
Retired Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, also a former deputy chief of naval operations, said that the administration’s approach to the multiple confrontations with Muslim-based enemies follows a string of White House failures to strike Islamic terrorists stretching back to the Carter era’s failure to strike at Iran's leadership after the 1979 hostage taking.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Now That You Mention It I think I will Purchase A Commode Wheelchair

Name me one person who doesn't like a compliment. Go ahead. I double dog dare you. Every so often, on this blog, I'll receive a comment from a reader. Very rarely are they negative in nature. I think that's because I usually know the person.

So, I was surprised to receive kudos from a reader for a column I wrote in March of 2012. The man in question found it on google and did what most people do when their curiosity is piqued; they scratch where it itches.

On one Sunday, three years ago, I put ideas to paper. Since I'm a creature of habit I can almost tell you what was happening that day. The Big 12 and Big 10 Championship games were about to take place. NCAA Selection Sunday was that night so I was filling time before the basketball matchups were about to occur.

Regardless, I wrote a column titled, 'Writin' Blogs, It Ain't Easy

Well, I received a complimentary note this morning from one Commode Wheelchair. He(or she) was oh so gracious I felt like calling Random House to see if they wanted to purchase a collection of my writings. As my granddaughter might say, "This is awesome".

There's more to the story than this. There has to be. Who gets the handle of Commode Wheelchair? Does this person give it to themselves or is it from the guys at Kelsey's Bar? Things aren't what they seem to be, are they? As far as I know the name might have developed from a college prank-or not.

Does the complimentary writer actually use a commode wheelchair? If so, what a concept. It'd be the world's greatest time saver. I want to get ahold of this guy and invest in a new invention. I can see the advertising campaign right now------"All you need is TP". We'd make a fortune. I love this man.

And, if he does use a commode wheelchair think of the confidence he has in himself to so easily announce his handicap to the world. This guy makes FDR look like a loser. Now that I think of it FDR was embarrassed to let this nation know he was handicapped so I need to come up with a better example because he, well, was sort of a loser.

So, thank you Commode Wheelchair. I can sleep well tonight knowing I brightened your day by actually making you think I know what I'm doing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Most Corrupt, Absolute Worst Administration Since Caligula

What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program.
That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.

"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The President Mourns Beheadings Of Christians And Jews

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21 Egyptian Christians Beheaded By ISIS In Libya. White House Silent

There's no word from the Hillary camp if she still believes we should show sympathy to our enemies.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Don't Hate Often But When I Do I Hate Like Poison

A very dear friend of mine passed away two weeks ago. He was 87 years old and lived in Ottumwa, Iowa. When I was a 24 year old teacher he became my mentor and friend. Cork, his nickname, was the funniest man I've ever met. To this day I borrow his stories for retelling. I figure it's a tribute to him.
One day, we were having coffee at the Holiday Inn in Ottumwa and were talking about the school's athletic director. The guy was evil incarnate. What Cork said wasn't humorous but it was true in referring to the guy. "I don't hate much but when I do I hate like poison", Cork said. Today, I hate like poison.

It'd be trite using the ostrich with the head in the sand picture to describe the anger I'm experiencing with this government and the citizenry of this country. A giraffe's head more than expresses my frustration. Besides, why should a pinhead ostrich get all the notoriety?

I penned a note to my congressman, the Honorable Pat Tiberi(Ohio), yesterday denouncing the revelation that illegal aliens will now be able to receive tax refunds and back taxes by showing a social security card. In the letter I used words that were unprintable in every day conversation.

I can surmise his response. There won't be one. He never gets back to me unless he's received a pat on the posterior.

Seriously, I'm not a hateful person. I like people. What doesn't turn me on are slackers, deviants and, especially, faux citizens who get something for nothing and expect me to be their provider---forever.

At the very least, I expected Fox News to report on this latest bit of theft but they were too busy divulging more supposed lies from Brian Williams. Who cares? I don't. He's yesterday's trash. Fox dropped the ball. There has been minimal news on the subject in today's press. The only piece of journalism on the subject came from The Gateway Pundit.

What the Communist-in-Chief as accomplished is a big part of his Manchurian Candidate Plan. He has guaranteed a minimum of 5 million Democrat votes cast in every election until the total elimination of our Constitution has been accomplished. What am I saying? Am I nuts? The Constitution is now meaningless. It's gone. We don't have The Constitution anymore because, according to the elites, the Founders were a bunch of old men who didn't have ipads, understand Rap music or appreciate that it's okay for men to have their dongs lopped off and become a woman. Why, they were so out of it they didn't even know how sex worked and babies were created. Idiots!

All tax revenue bills are supposedly to start in the House. I write 'supposedly' because ObamaCare, a tax, was imposed on the people without a vote being taken. If you have a minute, and I realize this will be a futile action, call or write your congressman to express your anger. If you call ask for an explanation. If your congressmen is a communist and/or a member of the CBC or they have a name ending in Martinez it could be a joyfully fun conversation.

Have a loving Valentine Day. I'm giving my wife a day she'll never forget. We're going to a college basketball game. Her heart is overflowing with joy. I'll still be pissed but I'll put up a good front.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lucky Day For Illegal Aliens: Tax Rebound, Suckers

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez told The Daily Caller Friday that he didn’t know that illegal immigrants are eligible for tax refunds — even if they haven’t paid taxes.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told members of Congress Wednesday that illegal immigrants who did not pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they are issued social security numbers.

Magical Cure For Smokers Found-Join ISIS

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has long imposed a strict ban on alcohol, cursing, smoking and other acts deemed haram, or sinful. But it seems smoking may be the vice that’s most offensive to ISIS, considering the severed head of an ISIS official that was reportedly found last month in eastern Syria with a cigarette in its mouth. “This is not permissible, Sheikh,” a note attached to the nearby corpse read in Arabic, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Kudos For The State Of Oregon


Here's to a super big heartiest of congratulations to Oregon. This is bigger than the University of Oregon losing to Ohio State for the national collegiate football championship. It's much larger than eating a bowl of clam chowder at Monk's on the Pacific Coast.

The current governor has resigned, a victim of his fiancee's illegal financial shenanigans in the governor's mansion. Hey, aren't Democrats always victims even when they're crooks?

At any rate, the current Sec. of State, Kate Brown, will assume the position of governor. Most likely she'll also be assuming other positions since she'll be the first openly gay bisexual governor in the history of the United States.

Great Quotes From A Great Man, Abraham Lincoln

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

ISIS West, Chicago Illinois

chicago shot clock 2015

Keep the monthly and yearly tallies. It's fun to watch

The Denigration Of The Office Of The Presidency

If you asked your normal fifteen year old what they thought of Pres. Obama taking 'silly selfies' of himself they say, "Very cool". An adult, other than a liberal, would scoff in disgust.

Obama has taken it upon himself to come up with a series of selfies to show he's with it. What a tool!

Click on the link to see the boob who occupies the Oval Office.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Will The MSM Cover Up The North Carolina Muslim Murders

There was a horrific attack on three Univ. of North Carolina students yesterday. All three who were murdered were Muslims and two of them were recently murdered.

The normal scenario about this would be that the MSM would send scads or reporters to the scene hoping the perpetrator was a conservative TEA Party guy. Once again, this was not to be.

The 'alleged killed, Craig Hicks, has quite a resume' as posted on his Facebook page. Is it me or when Facebook folks tell the world what they're all about this is sort of an indictment of past and future action?

Anyway, Hick's profile will do the Leftist causes a bucket full of crap.

"A review of the Facebook page of the man charged in these murders, Craig Hicks, shows a consistent theme of anti-religion and progressive causes. Included in his many Facebook “likes” are the Huffington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Freedom from Religion Foundation, Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, gay marriage groups, and a host of anti-conservative/Tea Party pages".

I feel bad for the people but the corners of my mouth swinging in an upward position will make my day somewhat more pleasant.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dumbing Down

RIGHT: 57 year old Madonna struts her junk at this year's Grammys

The urge and desire to watch Saturday afternoon television was interrupted by the wife's decision to have a conversation. Should I shush her or gaze into her eyes and say, "Yes, let's".

We all know the answer to that one and, quite frankly, her premise has been one I've contemplated many times before. It's called the dumbing down of America. We accept actions today that would have been verboten forty years ago and we do it without reservation.

As an example, Bruce Jenner is transforming into a woman. Our initial reaction was shock in some quarters but after a few days this transformation is third page news. I maintain there's only one reason for his decision. It's totally embarrassing to be living off the cash of the Kardashian's. He wants to be his own man(sorry) and the best way to do it would to start his own bra and panty brand.

But I digress. Most oldsters, me in particular, are flabbergasted at societal changes in the past half century in which  a reaction of 'shock and awe' has been replaced by 'ho-hum'. When I was in high school if a girl became pg the gossip machines were in full force. The child, in many cases, went to live with her aunt and uncle, aka 'A home for wayward girls'. Today, that person would either be held in high esteem by her friends and given a baby shower or her action would receive a 'no big deal' response. As for the father, well, he's now doing it to another chick two lockers down the hall.

I was coaching high school basketball in 1988. During a game one of the players became completely frustrated with our defense and blurted out, "Our defense sucks"! Zap, he was slapped with a technical foul by the referee. Said today that same word would have the same impact as if he'd said, "I'll have a short order of pancakes with eggs, please".

So, here's the exercise for today. Feel free to chime in. List as many examples of the dumbing down of America as possible. This could take up an entire afternoon and make it a no television day.

1) Saying or yelling the F word in public. Wasn't there a White House bill signing? "This is an effing big deal"
2) Swearing in public
3) Girls smoking in public
4) Females with tattoos strategically located on a partially exposed breast or small of the back
5) Couples cohabitating and announcing said action
6) Proudly announcing a specific sexual preference
7) Wearing provocative clothing
8) Physically attacking authority, police, judges, teachers
9) Being on welfare and letting people know about it.
10) Proudly telling everyone about your sexual preferences

Saturday, February 7, 2015

On Second Thought Let's Forget Brian Williams. Do You Recall Hillary's Tale

Candidate Clinton claimed in a 2008 speech in Washington and several subsequent interviews that she and Chelsea were forced to run for cover under hostile fire shortly after landing in Tuzla, Bosnia.
"I remember landing under sniper fire," Clinton said. "There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."

Her harrowing tale never happened, and Mrs. Clinton's faulty memory also forgot that there was a reporter on the trip who was taking notes and had a video of the event.

"The video showed," (Sharyl)Attkisson said, "and I thought this was a pretty good way to explain it — I put her in a box saying, 'We got off the plane and had to duck and run for cover and there was sniper fire' and then I show the video of what was really happening, and she's getting off the plane and she's waving, shaking hands with a little school girl."
In a way, Hillary recanted her tale, saying she had a "different memory" of the event, something akin to Brian Williams claiming that the "fog of memory" had clouded his recollection. Perhaps he should have taken notes like a good reporter like Sharyl Attkisson.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

What Else Did Brian Lie About

You've heard the axiom. You can tell about a persons character by the little things they do. Now, don't get me wrong. Regarding Brian Williams I've told some fibs in my life. You might even call them gross exaggerations. But, they were so infinitesimal none come to mind. Oh, I've related some whoppers when I tell a humorous story or joke. Who hasn't? I have not, to my knowledge, kept on with a charade for my own benefit. For instance, I never once told anyone I caught the winning pass in the 1970 Super Bowl.

The main point of this exercise is a lie can't be considered as such unless it changes history or has an impact on people's lives. Brian Williams is a supposed journalist but in today's world journalism, investigative reporting, has taken on a new meaning because there are no such thing as journalists. They are bound to a code to tell the truth. Writers are bound by honor not to steal the words of others. It's common sense and by distorting this code it could get a person fired. If you don't believe me then ask Dan Rather.

If Mr.Williams lied about his experience in Iraq did he lie about other stories? His integrity is now in question and it will be forever more. He may have brought on another case of self-serving adulation by telling of the Iraq story.

In 2005 he was in New Orleans covering Hurricane Katrina, according to his own recollection. He stated that while there, in his hotel room in the French Quarter, he witnessed the ravages of death and destruction. While looking out the window, according to the NBC standard bearer, he personally witnessed bodies floating down the street. That, my friends, would be a sight indelibly imprinted on one's mind; like being shot down while in a helicopter in Iraq.

It's tough making a statement in this world without someone checking up on you. I do it on an almost daily basis because I'm a skeptic.

It seems someone at the Army Corp. of Engineers in New Orleans did the same. The results are this. According to the Corp. at the time Williams was in his room the French Quarter that part of town had not seen any flood waters. Uh-oh. I feel a song coming on. It's called "Bridge over troubled water"

Does this mean Williams made this story up out of thin air? Nah, it couldn't be because news people are honorable, promise to be square and obey the law of the pack.

It's doubtful much will come of this since it's a part of the news cycle; something different every week to fill slots. God forbid we discuss beheadings of children, private citizens and females who don't submit to their husbands. Then again, it might be that the mainstream media thinks those stories are all lies and not note worthy. Let's call them skeptics.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How Embarrassing Is This

As is my norm I clicked on to this morning and up popped these headlines:

Jordan has executed Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously requested, and another prisoner, Jordanian government spokesman tells CNN.
Well, I went to the story and read the details on the hanging both of these murderers, one of them a women no less. Then, I went back and re-read the headlines. Talk about being a worthless loser. How would you like to be 'another prisoner'? This dude should have felt like a worthless turd. He's just as dead as the female terrorist but is only 'another'. "Tot ist tot". "Dead is dead".

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Screw Up And You're Screwed Royally

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Imagine if these laws applied to the United States. Each community would be dispensing penalties 24/7, 365.

It's About Time We Stopped The Racism Nonsense

Let me introduce two Americans to you; James Robertson, 56, and Evan Leedy. The latter is a 19 year old university student at Wayne State in Detroit.

Robertson, a Black man, lives in Detroit but works in a factory in Rochester Hills. He walks to work every day, winter and summer, through rain, snow, sleet and sun and has never missed a days work in the last ten years.

The Detroit Free Press heard his story, that he takes a bus part way, then walks the rest, a total of 21 miles. Did I mention he does this five days a week?

A banker in Detroit recently saw him trudging through snow and offered him a lift. This continued for awhile until the man contacted the newspaper. Enter Leedy who read the story and decided to become a humanitarian for Mr. Robertson. Via the internet he set up a fund called Go Fund Me in an attempt to raise $5,000 to help Robertson purchase a vehicle. Leedy did better than that. In two days the fund has raised over $220,000 for the cause.

It gets better. Two car dealers in Detroit have offered, free, a Chevrolet and a Honda Accord.

Now, I don't know for certain but it is my fervent belief that the bulk of these donations came from White folk. The ones Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton blame for the ills of this nation.

These are the stories that should be on the front pages of major newspapers instead of "Hands Up Don't Shoot".

Bless all responsible for this feel good action. Racism isn't what some want us to believe. Did you hear that White House and Department of Justice?

What A Small World It Is

I've broached this subject many times before, running into people from my past life. If not these type then folks who know friends and acquaintances of mine. I'm sure this happens with you, too.

I pulled my vehicle into the community parking lot at our Florida condo last Saturday. In front of me was a lady getting out of an SUV. On the back was an Iowa Hawkeye logo. Whenever Iowans see this or someone wearing an Iowa shirt it's an obligation to say, "How 'bout them Hawks". So I did. My suspicion is it's this way for residents of every state. Alabamians would utter, "Roll Tide".

We struck up a conversation and I found out she lived in Waterloo, Iowa. I mentioned my first coaching job was at a high school west of Cedar Falls, adjacent to Waterloo. She told me her best friend married a guy who graduated from the high school in 1968. Since this was my one and only year at that school I asked his name. What a surprise. That kid-guy-man-old timer now, played forward for me on my first basketball team.

Every Friday evening in our condo community room there's a cocktail party and dinner for the residents. It's tedious going there because everyone looks so old. Not me, though. Anyway, I met a couple who said they were from a town in Missouri called Ferguson. I kid you not when I write I hesitated at the name. For an instant I knew I'd heard of the town but I didn't recall it. Can you believe that? It was then I said something that illustrates my ignorance, racism, cob-webbed brain or plain stupidity. I said, "You're kidding me. You can't be from Ferguson. You're White". Aren't I just flat out amazing?

I had two careers in my life, one as a teacher and coach and the other in sales. I call that one my real job. My territory was huge and I drove it all. A part of it encompassed the entire province of Ontario Canada. Our condo is populated by Canadians to the tune of 70% out of 200 residents. It's fun for me because when they talk about Mississauga, Brantford, Chatham or Windsor and a myriad of other communities I can chime in on the conversation. I can also say, "Eh" with the best of them.

It's February 3 and we've been in Florida for one month and three days. I'm getting antsy. A month in one spot is enough for me. My grandma always said I have ants in my pants. She's right. I'm ready to go back to Dublin, Ohio.

Sunday, February 1, 2015