Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Words of note....... and for thought!

Yesterday, Dr Ben Carter shared a couple of thoughts that ought to resound across the Nation.

When speaking of the federal gob'mint attack on the Bundy family in Nevada.... he commented:

"The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.

The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.

Their violations could certainly have been handled through a multitude of less brutal means than those employed by our federal government, which through the mouthpiece of Sen. Harry Reid emphasizes how important it is for the government to enforce its laws.

It is quite interesting to see, though, that the same bureaucrats refuse to enforce some of our federal border-protection laws and other domestic policies with which they disagree. Perhaps Mr. Reid’s time could be better spent explaining why it is acceptable for the federal government to pick and choose which laws it wishes to enforce.

The senator readily referred to the Bundys and their supporters as “domestic terrorists,” but the current administration is reticent about applying the same term to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who admitted slaughtering more than a dozen people in 2009 at Fort Hood in Texas. What does this tell us about our government and its perceptions and alignments?

The massive show of federal force in the Bundy case is frightening because it gives us a brief glimpse of the totalitarian regime that awaits a sleeping populace that does not take seriously its voting responsibilities, and places in public office (and returns them to office) who do not represent traditional American values."


Computer Haiku only a PC user would understand.....

Everything is gone;

Your life's work has been destroyed.

Squeeze trigger (yes/no)? 
(Author Unknown) 

Crossing continents to be offended....

It is apparently no longer sufficient to stay home, mind your own bid'ness and get along with your neighbors.  In this 21st Century, we have become such a world of victims that now folks go plumb out of their way to be offended.

Latest case in point, just in case you think your kindly old host would exaggerate, is the case of a British automobile auto show on their Telly, called Top Gear. They speak with humor (and tongue in cheek on regular occasions) and fans find them entertaining....... or don't watch. 

In a recent episode, "The crux of the issue is the use of the word "slope" on the recent Burma special. Hosts Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson were inspecting the majesty of the bridge they sort-of helped build that was not actually over the river Kwai, while a local construction worker walked across it"

You have to click on the link to see the picture of the sloping bridge and pedestrian 'slope'.....  

In any event, apparently some India-born British actress named Somi Guha (aka Somi de Souza)  hired a lawyer to sue the BBC and the program for mouthing such a pejorative. She would like a million pounds sterling for her suffering apparently.

In their weak apology, Top Gear blamed Americans for finding fault...   and it warn't us - USA. 

Ah well, thank God and our Forefathers for our 1st Amendment..  They don't enjoy that privilege in Great Britain or Canada --- much to the delight of the Islam Protection  Brotherhood Racketeers who sue or press charges for any slight, accidental or intentional.

I'm not even gonna ask the obvious.... whatever happened to 'Sticks and Stones' in our modern world?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

And now to honor our MSM or, as Gob'nor Palin calls 'em...... Lame Stream Media!!

The 'Pen may be mightier than the sword'....

..... But it don't beat a US Marshal armed with a handgun.. In Utah's brand new federal courthouse last week, a 230 pound, 5 foot 11 inch no-goodnik career felon and accused killer leaped up and rushed the defendant on the stand with a pen in his hand for a weapon.....  A quick draw Mcgraw Federal Marshal shot him deader'n dirt in front of the judge and jury, who I assumed stopped taking notes for the minute.

Say what you will, he sure saved the Feds and Utah a whole passel of money by taking 'pen in hand', Five bucks worth of bullets and a cremation.....

Here's a link to the story.

How much to keep TSA perverts outta yer crotch?

Like many Americans since Homeland Security has run amok in this country, I have given up traveling to anywhere that I can't comfortably drive.  If I wanted to be lined up, my package squoze,  X-Rayed up, held in waiting pens --- I'll wait until I am reincarnated as a polled steer!

Meanwhile I'll drive and stay out of airports thank you very much...    but that is not without cost.  I note that the AAA has recently released figures opining that the average American sedan now costs 60.8 cents per mile to own and operate..maybe a little more for my 8 cylinder 400.  So, if I jump in my chariot for a run up to Dallas, I reckon I'm looking at a general cost of $364.80 for my round trip costs... I'm sure Southwest will fly me cheaper... but the additional expenses of car rentals, cabs, and surrender of personal dignity don't make it worth while. 

On a happier note - they point out that back in 1950 it only cost 9 cents per mile..  Seems shocking until ya' figure that the cost of operating an automobile has only jumped 700% in 65 years. Hell, my bread and milk has increased a lot more than that!  Not to mention Martini's and Steak!!!

So, the next time you jump in your private go-mobile to run to Wally's world, be sure to remember that even if it's only ten miles from your parking shed, it's a $12 trip besides what Mama spends inside....  

Have a nice day - I'm just tryin' to hep!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Born 60 years toooooo late!!

I see where the US Gob'mint has just put it's good government seal of approval on a new Powdered Alcohol product...  They did it so quietly, even the manufacturer din't know.

Called PALCHOHOL, it comes in seven flavors like; including Cosmopolitan, Mojito, and a so-called ‘Powderita,’ which its creators say “tastes just like a Margarita”.

Just imagine going out to a public event and ordering a glass of ice water instead of a $15 dollar Margarita?  Whee doggies....     You can even put it in your Guacamole or put a little vodka on your morning eggs.....    life is sublime...

In a hurry??....... it snorts too!   Go here for the rest of the story.....  from a Brit paper of course, not USA Today!

Death & Taxes Indeed! - Now they are both gonna' increase!

I'mm back.......

I promised to let this stream of thoughts die a peaceful death --- but as Popeye so often said, "That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more!'  So like General MacArthur, I am returning - just don't have a million infantry troops covering my flanks....

What caused this reversal after all this time?

It's the morning after the day of celebration of the anniversary of the resurrection... and as I thumb thru the nations headlines this Monday morning , I see headlines from the Right & the Left that bear attention...

-In the Red State of Oklahoma crony capitalism has raised it's ugly head and the state gas & electric companies have prevailed on the State senate & house to pass a house for the Gob'nors signature which will create and charge a fee to any homeowner or business that generates enough of their own power to be able to feed some back into the grid....    Hmmm, weren't states granting tax subsidies to individual installation of solar collectors just the week before last.   If it looks like crony capitalism, smells like crony capitalism.....

-In the Alice in Wonderland world of DC, the administration's Labor Board is proposing to reverse the vote against unionizing the auto company in Tennessee because of 'outside' influence. Can you say Gob'nor?  Further, they are going to unilaterally make a rule the the companies being hit with an ambush election MUST: provide the unions with the names, home addresses, telephone numbers and shift schedule of every employee.  (why do union enforcers wear black shirts?)

Our POTUS/DOD celebrated Easter Sunday by killing at least 40 Al Qaeda suspects in different drone attacks in Yemen....   guess that broke a few eggs.....

-And on the money side: ' Rental prices on homes and apartments are at an all time high across the nation --- cause millennials can't afford to buy them -- or something.

-Finally, shades of Jimmy Carter's days - the average interest rate on credit cards for folks with 'fair' credit jumped another 2% this year to TWENTY-ONE PERCENT.    (How much interest are you getting on your savings from those same banks that are charging your friends and neighbors 21%??)

Dunno, how often I'll be back, but I hope you'll check in every now and then!

Friday, September 13, 2013

All good (and bad) things must come to an end......

No need to return my friends, I appreciate you checking in every now and then over the last few years....   but it's time to call it a day!  There are too many well written, well staffed and well funded Blogs out there to waste your time returning here... 

Friday the 13th seems like a good day to turn out the lights...  May you all survive the next 40 months of this administration - and may American voters wake up and smell the coffee before November of 2016!! 

May you always have the wind at your back, and blue skies above....


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Well, the verdict is in..... Army Major Doctor Nidal Hasan has been found guilty!!!

I reckon we (and the military families of his 45 victims) can stop referring to him as the alleged shooter at Fort Hood. Who knows, maybe the MSM will actually report this verdict ..... the day after they get around to mentioning that the abortionist, murderer Dr Gosnell was convicted.

Here is what troubles me about this case. Hasan was born 43 years ago next month in Arlington County, Virginia.. an all American town. His parents were Palestinian immigrants.  He went to quality American schools and then joined the Army where his tuition, fees, and salary was paid as he went to college, medical school, and psychiatry schools for years and years.

He has every reason to love this country.  But pundits would have us believe that this mature, educated army officer was turned into an Islamist terrorist primarily by one man,Anwar al-Awlaki. And that, mostly through e-mails. So that makes it easier to understand how the imams of the Middle East can take mere boys away from their parents and in a few short years, convince them to strap on a bomb - and go blow themselves up for Allah! But what I am not finding is any evidence that the Army (or DOD for that matter) or the gob'mint is using this disaster as a learning experience --- and stressing more on discovering and reporting such characters .... and less on the glory of diversity..... and the political correctness of DADT on Muslims....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A new definition for 'stupidly - racist'...... no comments from me are required ---

It's in the news...... but you'll never know it......

In case you missed them. each of the news items above are true -- well, except maybe for BO's new Sunny.. who is not really solar powered.... but will get his own AF Three 707 when they go on vacation......

'If a White kid gets shot in the back, does nobody hear?'

Well folks, I've been a little remiss the last couple of days -- but I have a doctor's excuse..   I think I'll make this the shortest post on this Blog. Evah!

Here is a picture of three confessed murderers, accused of fatally shooting an Australian baseball player in the back as he jogged down the street in Duncan Oklahoma...   'they were bored'

Here is a picture of young Christopher Lane, of Melbourne Australia.. shot down in the street 'because they were bored'

And here are the comments from Obamantion, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and the Oklahoma franchise of the NAACP; "


There now, that kind of tells the story about race baiting in this country today -- doesn't it?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Before you read this item, be advised that I am plumb ignorant of the high tech world of the Internet.. I am a user, not a creator....

Having said that, I came across the story of the ongoing saga of Ladar Levison, creator and owner of Lavabit, LLC, this week and am becoming more and more convinced that our 4th Amendment Rights in this country are not just threatened -- but already dissed by our gob'mint.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Mr Levinson's company apparently offers an encrypted e-mail service for people and companies that are willing to pay to keep their private mailings.... private! 

As I understand it, Edward Snowden was a subscriber to Lavit's services. The Feds served him with a court order on occasion, to access suspect individual's communications. Levinson apparently complied with the court orders... 

Now it seems, the Feds brought a 'mysterious' blanket court order on all of his subscriber's communications and personal information.  No cause shown or shared.  

So, rather than totally break his trust with all of his subscribers, Levinson shut down his whole company. At at great loss of investment of time and money, no doubt.

Now it appears that the Feds are apparently arguing that 'shutting down the business, itself, was a violation of the order.'  

Click here and here for more on this 21st Century version of 1984 in this formerly great and free country.  If you Google 'L  avabit', you'll find more about this questionable activity.

Reggie love, Obama's personal man 'Friday'....

... acknowledged in a recent interview that Obamanation played Spades with him upstairs rather than go down to the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid and assassination....

I wonder when America will find out where he was, and what he was doing when the Benghazi raid was turned into a shambles causing four American deaths ...... because of lack of direction?

Friday, August 16, 2013

So.... the President of the United States encourages .... Arab Spring....

Just don't mess with my tee times --- and y'all can bang away!!!

I think I'm proving that it's true -- you CAN"T teach an old dog new tricks.....

During my life I have adjusted from writing on lined yellow pads to banging on manual typewriters. Then on to electric typewriters.  From typewriters I graduated to dictating to secretaries taking shorthand. Then along came PC's and I was back to keying in my own copy and letters -- and letting the secretary format them for me. 

All these changes I survived. Now retired I sit here in my little man cave office with two desktop PC's and three screens. One set for research and the other for my book writing .... no problem!

But now.... my son gave me an iPAD and told me, 'Enjoy'!!    Enjoy hell, it's driving me nuts -- took me two days to stop getting the screen picture to stop spinning, couple more to learn how to type on that itty bitty touch screen keyboard.....  As a friend of mine up on Long Island would say -- Oy Vey!!

And I ain't even gonna tell you what one of my Texas friends would say!!

All I wanted was a machine that would let me download an E-Book either from Amazon, Booklocker when I was in a mood to buy -- or from my city library if I was just gonna borrow it....  that's all!

Now I am cross-eyed, sore wristed, and tired of the whole process...

It gives a whole new meaning to 'programmed obsolescence --- meaning me .... not the machine!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A perfect life?? According to Vague magazine it is.....

Texas Senator Wendy Davis, she of the headline hunting filibuster that made headlines temporarily derailing a well thought out Texas law banning Kermit Gosnell type abortion mills....  a law that  passed immediately after she made a name spectacle of herself....  Yep, herself.

Killing Babies is a mother's choice!
According to the photo-shopped, airbrushed youngish looking blond from my own state of Texas, this young lady who is twice divorced, has two kids by as many different fathers, and is now 'dating' the mayor of the Blue City of Austin, 'Keep Austin Weird' hustler... is the center of this months mag!

Maybe that catheter she wore for her short filibuster should be named --- 'Dim Tube of the Month!'  Now running for gob'nor 'cause keeping her state Senate seat looks tenuous.. and the nation's Feminazis are lining up to give her money to run for gob'nor .. to help keep killing babies......

A perfect life? Not for my grand daughters, thank you very much!!

About that new North Carolina picture ID voter registration idea.....

All of the usual suspects and race baiters are crying FOUL!!  'Ain't no need, there ain't no voter fraud in North Carolina. This is just voter suppression among minorities!!"

That might be true if the Minorities they are talking about are the 'old folks'.   I see in this year old report in the Examiner, that in 2012, 758 voters OVER THE AGE OF 112 voted. I understand that on the entire planet, the oldest living person is 114 --- so North Carolina must surely be the second coming of the Fountain of Youth!! 2660 folks over 110 voted in that same election......

Oh, and by the way, of those 758 Very Senior citizens, 583 voted as Dimmocrats.  

No voter fraud here folks, move along - nothing to see!

How about an 11th 'FEE' on those cell phones, Pilgrims?

Obamanation, who never saw a tax or fee he din't like, has decided apparently, to by-pass Congress yet again and go straight to the FCC to impose yet another fee on your cellphones. He claims that the fee will connect schools across the nation to high speed Internet.. and who can argue with helpin' the little children?  

The fee would 'Sunset' in three years --  Yeah right, and if you believe that.... 

As I recall, a temporary tax was put on telephones to help pay for the Spanish-American war back in 1898. It was finally abolished (after decades of complaint) by the Congress on 1 August 2006!! One hundred and eight years later.....

OK, you say, Obamanation is only suggesting a $5 per year tax per phone... who could complain? Folks, those fee taxes amount to $6 BILLION new tax dollars. You think they are ever gonna give that up...    Look at your current cell phone bill -- there are already 10 different and separate city, state, and federal fees and charges -- PLUS sales taxes!!

A final thought to ponder..... where is it written in the Constitution of the United States that it is the Federal Gob'mint job to tax the citizens to provide Internet service to local schools. I reckon that's part of the job of states, local gob'mints and school districts.... isn't it?  And at a hell of a lot less cost!!!

Be advised that 2/3rds of the current FCC board were appointed by Dimmorats!  Do you reckon they'll argue with the ONE?

Your congressman or congressette is back in the District for town meetings.... next time there is lull in the shouting about Obamacare.... why not ask why they let the POTUS act like a monarch instead of POTUS?

You might also ask if all them thousands of folks that got the free 'obama-phones' on your tax dollars -- are going to be paying this new fee outta their welfare checks or if we are going to have to pay that for them too!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

About Obamanation's golf game.....

.... and after he hits it, he yells "FOUR" so everyone will remember how many died!

I wonder if Hellary would like to use this pic as one of her campaign posters????

(Thanx and a Tip O' the Stetson to Stilson  Jarlsberg of Hope n' Change)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Here is a one question quiz, folks -- regarding how our gob'mint is run today. First watch this one minute video.

Now then, after you just watched this high ranking political appointee, sit there with his eyes covered, refusing to look at the questioner, and state a bald faced lie regarding NSA's surveillance habits..,,, 

Here is the question: 'Guess who President Obamanation just appointed to name a panel and be in charge of investigating the Nation Security Agency and their signals information gathering procedures........???

Obamanation's legacy burns brighter!!

Already a historical figure in his own mind --- and ready for Mount Rushmore, Halls of Fame are already being constructed to house his many gifts gaffes!  As you watch this short video, you'll appreciate just how much he has contributed to the free press!

And this video doesn't include many of his latest -- including moving Charleston SC, Savannah GA, and Jacksonville FL, from the Atlantic Coast --- into the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A lesson I learned in the military and in many management positions since!

Sometimes the sharpest pencil in the box - ain't always the best one to call on!

When a State Gob'mint works to prove it's not a State Gob'mint!!

I assume y'all heard of a young feller name Trayvon Martin..... how he got hisself shot while beating a Neighborhood Watch guard's head into the concrete.  Further, I'm sure y'all heard that after a protracted trial, the Neighborhood watch dude, George Zimmerman was acquitted on all counts. 

Now then, now that we have established the facts of the case... let's think about it.  The Gob'nor appointed a State Prosecutor when the local prosecutor refused to arrest and charge Zimmerman. The state's prosecutor, with the entire Florida investigative force behind her - and with tax bucks to burn, was unable to prove the case. 

Case closed!  Not so fast my friend...  For now in the State Capitol, in Tallahassee Florida - the insane mural you see below resides in all it's public splendor. Showing an evil looking Zimmerman shooting a faceless Trayvon in the back of the head, as MLK magically looks the other way. Those words you see appearing again and again "We are all Trayvon Martin'...... in many languages.....

Apparently the artist, who I won't flatter by naming (a Vietnamese refugee who found life in this country) standing in front of the mural, replaced Trayvon's face with a mirror so that all who come to pray at the mural will get the message --- this could be you!!  

Now, I don't know what all this liberal dingbat posturing speaks to you ....  but to me, it sez that the State Gob'mint thinks the State Gov'mint was wrong, is wrong, and continues to be wrong...  What a picture to portray to the thousand of good Florida citizens that visit their State capitol.

I'd expect this in Moonbeam Jerry Brown's capitol out on the left coast... but not from Florida!

Before you move along.... look closer at MLK;  Is that blood dripping down his face?  Talk about a class act --- aren't they special ----?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Workplace violence versus Islamic Terrorist War.

There are two great, GREAT pictures of this theater of absurdity, the US Army calls a courts martial now underway down in Fort Hood Texas where a mass killer is trying to plead 'martyr' and the Army is just pleading..... go away!

The first is this great editorial cartoon by the esteemed, Ramirez:

And the second is a great editorial column by Mark Steyn in the National Review. "Know Thine Enemy:

"On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way.

 The U.S. Army seems disinclined to hold anything against him, especially the 13 corpses plus an unborn baby. Major Hasan fired his lawyers, presumably because they were trying to get him off — on the grounds that he’d had a Twinkie beforehand, or his beard don’t fit so you must acquit, or some such. As a self-respecting jihadist, Major Hasan quite reasonably resented being portrayed as just another all-American loon gone postal. So he sacked his defense team, only to have the court appoint a standby defense team just in case there were any arcane precedents and obscure case law he needed clarification on. I know that’s the way your big-time F. Lee Bailey types would play it, but it doesn’t seem to be Major Hasan’s style. On the very first day of the trial, he stood up and told the jury that “the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.” Later, in one of his few courtroom interventions, he insisted that it be put on the record that “the alleged murder weapon” was, in fact, his. The trial then came to a halt when the standby defense team objected to the judge that Major Hasan’s defense strategy (yes, I did it; gimme a blindfold, cigarette, and tell the virgins here I come) would result in his conviction and execution. "

For the rest of this great column -- click here and read it in it's common sense totality!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

If there is a God, He surely has a special place in Hell reserved for this abomination....

The abortionist that works at this center in Orlando is known as Florida's Dr Gosnell who lost his medical license in Florida five times. Still killing babies even though just two years ago he was hit with a judgement for $36,737,660 for a botched abortion where the baby survived - severely damaged but alive....

And now -- this fifty buck coupon for poor women to use-- maybe on the way home from church? 

Give me a break! This planet ain't big enough for these people AND civilized human beings.... arghh!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Excuse me waiter, my Parmesan is moving...

Here in Texas, you can't fly anywhere without connecting either in DFW or Houston-Bush airports.

A word of warning for you East Coasters that have to transfer and connect in Atlanta.  Avoid the cafe's cheesy sammiches! (according to 'weird but true'

Excuse me, waiter, my Parmesan is moving.

An unlucky traveler was shocked to find that the “shredded cheese” on his Atlanta-airport cafe sandwich was actually tiny live white maggots in the bread.

The chagrined, apologetic restaurant says it switched bread suppliers and scoured the food-prep area.

The local health department inspected the place and said it found no cause to cite the eatery.

Are you believing that last statement? -- I wonder who's brother-in-law owns the cafe?

Update: Video at Eleven --