Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
hope that doesn't sound too conceited, but it aint bragging if you can do it. i asked friend" the cambridge lady" to put the friday mystery pic competition back in play, and she did.
cuz she loves me and my humble ways. or not. no matter, she started it again anyway.
it's good fun and her blog is loaded with interesting pics of her travels in great britain and europe. she also has a different take on world events which is refreshing.
so have some fun next friday and go pay her a visit, it will be worth your time.
Friday, November 26, 2010
the lincoln of our times got 12 stitches in the mouth today after the white house said he was inadvertently elbowed while playing basketball with family and friends at ft. mcnair. the only family listed was a nephew, avery robinson, the rest of the players all appear to be washington insiders.
blame for the fat lip was placed on a guy by the name of rey decerega, a director of programs at the hispanic congressional caucus institute. i think that is a load of shit.
i think the princess blasted him after he related to her that the marines and air force had approached him, about affixing sling load and tie down instructions to her ever expanding ass. and he concurred. how would you like to be the the load master on air force one with that unsecured (bag)gage rolling around?
michelle proves plaid is not very slimming.
last one to lunch goes hungry...fo' reals.
even after the bike ride, michelle exceeds the recommended weight of the balcony.
does it look like the dog lost weight, or is it just me.
you see girls, if we drop moms ass in the colorado right there, we will have a dam named after our presidency.
what ever, after all the shit he has said about those of us who disagree, it's about time someone clocked him, no matter the source.
disclaimer; no part of this post is meant to condone violence toward our humble exalted leader.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
below you can read how thanksgiving began as a nationally recognized holiday, sanctioned by our then duly elected governing bodies, citizens who at least tried to represent their constituents interest.
i post this because it seems to me that many have forgotten all of the good that AMERICA represents, or are just "jaded" and think that they literally crawled up out of the mud, grew brains and thumbs, and now post stupid shit on line.
you know who you are, the anarchist and atheists. let me ask a question. on those pesky national holidays, CHRISTMAS, thanksgiving and independence day, do you live by your avowed convictions and work, or do you stay home with your families, go to the lake etc.?
any answer other than work, or continue to live off the government you so hate, or protest shows you are nothing but a fake.
the rest of you, enjoy the day.
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Monday, November 1, 2010
politics aside, remember to vote today. i voted early but my vote honors my uncles KEN and JOHN and aunt LUCILLE as well as the wife's uncles JACK and GENE, and step father JOHN. my family were all ARMY, hers were all NAVY WWII vets. my dads friend MORRIE, USAAF.
also remembered are my dad (NAVY) and uncle RICH (AIR FORCE), KOREAN WAR vets.
dad and my buddy BUSTER a MARINE.
a man i work with ED, is a VIET NAM vet, the sole survivor of a squad size recon patrol.
my best friend growing up STEVE, his dad went from private to general, and led an infantry platoon in VIET NAM.
the guys from work, almost too many to name. ARMY first; SHANE, ROBBIE, JOHN, MO, DONNIE. AIR FORCE; ERIC, BRUCE, BRIAN, PAUL, JOE. MARINE CORPS; RYAN (whose step son just left for MARINE basic), BRENT, AARON, CHRIS. i know i have forgotten some.
my best buddy SKI, from the FIRST GULF WAR.
the WAR ON TERROR; BARRY (who is at officer basic school), DEWAYNE, MARK, and a host of new guys i'm ashamed to admit i only know by last name, which i will not print here. MARK, a kid i attended school with, killed when his bradley hit an IED.
and most recently a young man who's sense of commitment was so strong, he re-upped to go with his team to afghanistan, and has now lost his legs, JONATHAN BLANK. i'm proud to know his mother.
remember our veterans, exercise you rights paid for with their sweat and blood, in war and peace, and vote.
also remember our young men and women in service in your prayers as well as their families.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
i haven't done this for sometime, but a recent turn of events has inspired me to pick it back up.
these two soldiers and marine are all from the wichita, kansas area.
SGT. JUSTIN OFFICER of the 101st Airborne Division died 29 september 2010 in afghanistan from wounds received during an IED attack.
SPC. THOMAS MOFFITT of the 101st Airborne Division died 24 october 2010 in afghanistan from wounds received when his unit was engaged by insurgents employing small arms and RPGs.
MARINE SGT. JONATHAN BLANK was critically wounded on 26 october 2010 in afghanistan which resulted in the loss of both legs. JONATHAN was en route back to the states, but his condition has deteriorated and he is currently in a hospital in the U.K. until he improves.
those interested in contributing to JONATHAN BLANK'S recovery may do so by contacting, Jim Schoen, Vice President, Southwest National Bank North Branch, 2150 N. Woodrow, Wichita, KS 67203. please remember to keep all our service members in your prayers daily.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
i'm not certain whether it is coincidence or planned that National Preparedness Month falls in september because of 9/11, but that coupled with a statement made by my friend THE CAMBRIDGE LADY over at JUST WAFFLING as well as a book and movie got me to thinking.
the book was recommended to me by best bud SKI over at GLOBAL DOMINATION. the book is THE LAST CENTURION, and is about an army officer who single handed fights his abandoned company back to the states from the middle east, after the world population is decimated by bird flu and another ice age. once home, our hero helps reorganize survivors, gets farms working again, and destroys some city/state caliphates. yeah, i know it's a reach to think 1 guy could do all of that, but the author mixes a couple of dooms day scenarios together pretty well in showing how our society could unravel, and what the government may do in extreme circumstances.
the movie, ( i read the book after watching, i was so intrigued) was THE ROAD. for those who have not watched or read it, it is about a father and son trying to survive after we apparently nuke ourselves into nuclear winter. the wife said it was depressing but i think that was due to dad constantly putting a gun to the kids head if danger approached to keep the child from being captured, raped, killed and eaten by the lawless cannibals roaming the desolate land. the mother, weak of spirit, had already abandoned them by committing suicide. the story is really about perseverance in the face of incredible adversity, hope and love. the man loves his son so much he shields him from the mothers desire to kill the boy and herself. so much that he will kill the boy rather than let the monsters that humans have become defile him. his hope is to find somewhere warm for them to live, so that the boy may survive, and the father ends up dying in the process.
i wasn't so caught up in the story line, good as it was, but found myself asking if the man was doing the right thing in the situations presented to him. how would i handle something similar? AM I READY?
Friday, September 10, 2010
we all remember where we were and how we heard about the attacks on the world trade centers and pentagon. our shock, anger, disbelief and horror. but we also need to remember our pride.
i think about the firemen and police who rushed in as others ran out. the ordinary citizens who helped one another to safety. the priest killed by a jumper from the towers as he comforted the injured and administered the last rights to the dead. and the travelers of FLIGHT 93, who surmised their preplanned fate at the hands of the hijackers, and fought back.
they embodied the spirit of AMERICA, and from them, through their actions,we can draw strength. it was the minute men of 1776 that gave us the tradition of citizens defending our REPUBLIC, and so it was on 9-11.
what is our responsibility going forward? to remember their sacrifice. to tell our children that it was practitioners of the" religion of peace", that carried out these attacks. members of the same religion who the U.S. supplied and trained to fight soviet aggression in afghanistan. who we defended from saddam husseins attack on kuwait and feared attack on saudi arabia. the same members of the" religion of peace", we defended from ethnic cleansing in bosnia.
teach your kids that as a result of failing to respond to the attack on the USS Cole, the embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania, and the first world trade center attack, we led our enemies to believe we were weak, further emboldening them.
tell them that these men and women believed an age old saying about AMERICANS and what AMERICA stands for, that we would rather DIE ON OUR FEET THAN LIVE ON OUR KNEES. last and certainly not least, remember those still deployed and our veterans. they continue to take the fight to the enemy, and have kept us free from attack since 9-11.
TODAY, TOMORROW, ALWAYS. REMEMBER.
this is a re-post from last year. we are on the eve of an iman, with ties to questionable middle east organizations, beginning construction on a mosque, a couple blocks from the worst act of terrorism ever perpetrated on AMERICAN soil.
this would be the equivalent of allowing japan to build a memorial next to where the ARIZONA lays, in PEARL HARBOR, in many peoples opinion. the government and those on the left loudly proclaim that the iman has a right to do this in our country according to the freedom of religion.
ask yourselves this. when is the last time the left ever stood up for your freedom of religion? why is the government putting pressure on TERRY JONES to not burn korans, but mandated the burning of BIBLES in afghanistan?
i know the story line is something like, we don't want to offend our friends or cause any greater risk to our troops. really? if that's the case why did/do we allow the mainstream media to report on everything the military is trying to do to combat the terrorist? why has the government not shut down wikileaks? why is the government trying to bring the 9/11 mastermind to NEW YORK CITY for a public trial? or considering putting CIA interrogators on trial?
it's sad how some on the left think the towers were brought down by a controlled explosion, orchestrated by BUSH and CHENEY, while considering those who question the governments deference to the the religion of pieces, nuts.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
with car theft opportunities.
i had the sincere displeasure years ago of attending a multi-day event featuring the reverand JESSE JACKSON. for several days of my life, which i will never get back, i had to listen as JESS told the kids about FIGHT THE KLAN! and other bullshit. i say that because year in and year out, black on black crime kills more blacks than the klan did. ever. that is not a statement in support of the klan, just a fact. look it up.
he had other messages too, like apply and believe in yourself, to wit; if my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it , i know i can achieve it. another was, band together to form business partnerships; unity in the community with economic opportunity. that one really stuck in my head.
seemed a little radical. he seemed to be saying, start your business in black neighborhoods, employ blacks, and have black customers. not a big problem, unless one stops to think about affirmative action and equal employment opportunity laws. whatever, we all know JESS is a lightning rod, and who can disagree with the dream it, do it message. nothing wrong with finding inspiration and working toward your goals.
so today as i looked through the DETROIT FREE PRESS, i saw a little story about JESS'S ride getting swiped in MOTOWN, while he was on a 2 week bus tour of the state, shilling for green energy. nothing against green energy either, i would love to invest in WIND FARMS. but i find it ironic how the LIBS want this shit, just not in their backyards, i.e., the KENNEDY"S opposition to wind farms around CAPE COD.
in addition to being bemused about the theft of his escalade, and the attention said pilfering received, JACKSON was pissed about mayor DAVE BING'S idea to raze vacant structures and turn city lots into urban farms. JJ said that this would displace residents and also stated that,“There needs to be security, stability and reconstruction. Everything that has been done in Baghdad could be done here."
several things stand out. 1) who is or was the saddam hussein of detroit? 2)vacant homes hold no residents. 3) which democrat has been governor of the state, during the MASS exodus since 2006 of both jobs and persons? 4) even out of work people need to eat, so what's wrong with letting them grow some of their own food? maybe they will be very good at it, have extra, and be able to sell it at the EASTERN MARKET. unity in the community with economic opportunity, right? 5)who are the insurgents, and what are their political and religious goals JESS? 6)does farming no longer count as a "green" job? 7) as a former presidential candidate, and political grand stander deluxe, you are aware that there is a prohibition on the use of the military for law enforcement activity inside our own borders right? posse comitatus, for those of you in GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.
RUSH got in some hot water a few years back for calling DEARBORN, a suburb of detroit, DEARBORNISTAN, because it is the city with the highest arabic population in the U.S. i wonder if the MSM will hold the REV. accountable for his offensive remarks?
'course not, only you teabagging, bitter clingers who oppose the HAmosque deserve the special attention of the MSM. JESS will get a pass.
yeah, i know the pic doesn't have much to do with the story, but he really said it, and the story is about him.
as a side note, i'm not totally against jackson. remember in 1984 he got a couple of NAVY fliers back form syria, and in 1999 3 AMERICAN soldiers were released due to his and others efforts, from their yugoslavian captors.
Monday, August 30, 2010
So, the same folks who have been yelping that a mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be insensitive to the families of 9/11 victims are rallying on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
King’s speech was delivered during the long and ugly fight for civil rights in America. People died during that struggle; people were beaten, shot, abused and forced to endure serious attacks on their personal dignity. I can imagine that the people who suffered through all that brutality, many of whom are still alive today, aren’t too happy to see the anniversary one of the major events in their struggle politicized by cable TV shills Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others for political purposes during an election year. Never mind that the views being expressed at the rally run contrary to much of what Dr. King stood for. That states’ rights are being trumpeted on the anniversary of King’s famous speech is pathetically ironic.
You’d think people who spend so much time lecturing others about sensitivity would understand why their anniversary rally is wrong.
the above cartoon and caption are the works of MIKE THOMPSON, political blog writer and cartoonist for the DETROIT FREE PRESS, and appeared in the papers online version on 28 august 2010.
MIKE is a committed lefty. some questions for MIKE: this was a rally which was announced in advance. where were you with criticism for the RESTORING HONOR RALLY before it took place, MIKE? at least the folks who oppose the HAMOSQUE have the testicular fortitude to stand in the open and accept the slings and arrows the left is directing at them in advance of an incident they object to occurring, while you sit on the sidelines and draw bland and uninspiring cartoons. i noticed you made glen look like SLICK WILLIE, is that an indicator you still pine for him?
you say that the views expressed at the rally are contrary to much of what KING stood for. perhaps you would be so kind as to enumerate and explain, in detail, which views were expressed, and by whom (direct quotes, not paraphrasing or interpreting), and how exactly those quotes run contrary to KING.
MIKE, i would like to take the time to remind you of possibly the most famous line from KING'S speech 'I have a dream that one day my four children will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.' MIKE i hope you are sharp enough to realize KING was talking about all minorities, not just his kids.
that being said i want to point something out to MIKE and others, who have problems with you and i expressing our rights to FREEDOM OF SPEECH and ASSEMBLE. the citizens who gather at the town halls, TEA PARTIES, and rallies have measured OBAMA'S character, and found it to be lacking, to wit;
"The Cambridge Police Department acted stupidly."
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
"No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."
"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
on his relationship with domestic terrorist BILL AYERS, "this is an example of what I’m talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense,..", remember OBAMA said this after attending a launching party for himself at AYERS home in 1995, served on 2 boards with AYERS, and wrote a review for an AYERS book. remember AYERS said "kill all rich people.....kill your parents."
we can't forget OBAMA'S relationship with JEREMIAH WRIGHT, the guy who married him, but he never heard a word he spoke during 20 years of sitting through his sermons. "I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made, I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally. Either in conversations with him or when I was in the pew, he always preached the social gospel."
the list is endless, literally. and this is why people are pushing back against OBAMA, REID and PELOSI. but all these things are lost on you and your kind MIKE. call us racist and homophobes all you like. AMERICA is waking up.
also i want to turn the mirror back your way MIKE, so you have the opportunity to do a bit of self reflection, into your own hate, political motivation, and lack of class, which are all on display here, in your drawing of an assassinated President, "asking" to be shot.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
remember where you were on 31 march 1981? i do. i had been ice fishing with my still lifelong friend steve. we were walking home when good buddy dan came up the street and told us President Reagan had been shot. along with the President, 3 others were shot, including his press secretary jim brady.
things which i remember about the shooting include, that brady was reported killed and alexander haig claimed he was "in charge". haig was the secretary of state at the time, and had apparently forgot the vice president george h.w. bush would be "in charge" if the president could not carry on.
well, brady in fact survived, and went on to help found the brady campaign to prevent handgun violence, and had a law named in his honor, the brady handgun violence protection act, on 30 november 1993.
before i go further, let me say i feel sorry for the brady family. jim brady nearly died as a result of his injury and has been confined to a wheelchair since. that being said, i think that the legislation enacted in his honor is a steaming pile of shit. why do i say that? because it did the exact same thing as the gun control act of 1968, but added the requirement of a background check, by local and state authorities. this requirement was found to be unconstitutional and in violation of the 10th amendment by the supreme court, in 1997. three years after its implementation, by a congress and president sworn to uphold and defend the constitution.
ever notice how all the gun grabbing legislation is passed by democrat presidents? johnson in 68 and clinton in 93.
that brings us up to speed on festivities planned in NYC for today, 25 august 2010. seems the brady campaign to prevent gun violence is planning a "TSUNAMI OF PEACE, WALK, RUN, AND RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE". this is in response to "a rise in gun violence, this summer in NYC." question? how the fuck is this even possible in a city that virtually bans handgun possession by average citizens, outside of home or work? funeral processions will be staged in the 5 boroughs of the the city and they will converge on city hall park for a peaceful rally. notable attendees are to include russell simons, michael strahan, the nyc/bronx million mom march chapter, as well as rappers MAINO and FAT JOE.
i find it ironic that MAINO and FAT JOE were included in this peaceful rally to end gun violence based on some of their works. how does MAINO's GETAWAY DRIVER fit in with the brady philosophy? check out some of the lyrics:
don't say a word, walk up to em
put the clip in his mouth
then jump back int he whip
don't leave the gun that's movie shit
we goin use that same joint again........
you shoot em up i'm the getaway driver
very nice, makes me think about volunteering at the humane society or soup kitchen. check out FAT JOE's JOHN BLAZE;
murder game, i leave no evidence-- credentials....
aiyyo my attitude is subject to change, i mess around and spit twelve at the driver side door of your range
six hit you, the other six in your dame
mafia style, leave you with your watch and your chains....
that don't exactly leave me feeling like i've been bowled over by a tidal wave of peace and shit. i'm jus sayin.
i've never been to NYC and i hope to never go. shit hole. and i say that coming from detroit!!!
someone kindly explain what these 2 bring to the table, other than name recognition. the brady's can't really expect they will get up and say,"i didn't mean that shoot everything in sight twice shit, i didn't mean it and only did it to sell CDs."
if they do their careers are over cause the "credentials" will be gone. maybe not, MAINO did do prison time (10 years) for kidnapping. JOE has plenty of street cred too, as he has previously been arrested for stealing a mans gold chain after hitting him with a ball bat, and has been witness to three (3) homicides.
way to go brady campaign, the new face of liberal non- violence is emerging. remember AMERICA, do as they say (disarm) not as they do.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
back in april of 09, prior to having my own blog, i wrote about the capture of the maersk alabama by somali pirates. good buddy ski, over at global domination was kind enough to post it for me.
since then many other ships have been attacked, including 2 navy vessels, the USS ASHLAND and the USS NICHOLAS, both of which occurred in april of 10. the crews of these vessels had been on patrol off the east coast of africa, due to pirate activity, and were able to capture 11 somalis, which unfortunately were returned to the states to stand trial (at our expense).
18 months ago i opined that the problem was an act of war, and should be handled as such. the countess of cankle, secretary of state hillary clinton had a different opinion, saying that the acts of piracy were criminal. due to that, when the maersk alabama was seized, we sent an fbi negotiator, and a SEAL team, who eventually killed 3 of the 4. the countess formed her opinion on an 1820 ruling by the supreme court. i formed mine based on the fact that the UNITED STATES fought 2 wars against the barbary pirates 1801-1805, and again in 1815.
well, the news today proves that i am right again (something i've known all along). federal district court judge raymond jackson, today (8/17/10) threw out the charges of piracy that the government had leveled against the attackers of the ASHLAND. citing the 1820 supreme court decision judge jackson stated that, "The Government simply fails to cite one case in United States jurisprudence in which the defendant was criminally prosecuted for 'piracy in violation of the law of nations,' for conduct that fell short of robbery or seizure of a ship."
ok, so because they were shitty pirates with really poor eyesight, who fell asleep during the identify, friend or foe, portion of buccaneer school, they get a pass. makes sense to me. intent is not enough. we send the navy to that region due to pirate attacks, pirates attack a ship they believe is an unarmed merchant vessel, get their boat shot out from under them, captured, brought to the land of the golden PX, appointed attorneys at the expense of the taxpayers of the country who's naval vessel they attacked------and have the most serious charges against them thrown out , by a clinton appointed judge.
due to this ruling, the case against the attackers of the NICHOLAS is in jeopardy. oh, they still face a host of charges, but nothing which will keep them in prison for the rest of their lives if convicted.
so what have we got here? lots of money and effort spent by AMERICA to keep the seas free, at personal risk to our sailors and other service members, in an effort to catch "criminals" as defined by hillary, aided one could argue, in their criminal enterprise, by a judge appointed for life to the bench, by her husband bill the philanderer.
now, who does not think it would be better to handle things my way and hunt these bastards down, kill them and all who supply them with everything from toothpaste to tennis shoes, in furtherance of their evil ways?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
it was written by KEN HUBER to the editor of the IOSCO COUNTY (MI) NEWS on june 9th of this year. KEN, truer words have rarely ever been spoken. thanks for pointing out what should be obvious.
WHAT HAS AMERICA BECOME?
has AMERICA become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard?
lets see: if we lie to the congress, it's a felony and if the congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're a racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their 1st amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word GOD in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but its wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in AMERICA, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our border with mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in korea; if you protest against president obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned as AMERICAN flag or george bush in effigy it was your 1st amendment right.
you can have pornography on tv or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in AMERICA, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal.
we take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when is supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between hurricane katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.
and how do we handle a major crisis today? the government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.
what has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?
TAWAS CITY, MI
man if that doesn't capture the essence of what is currently happening in AMERICA nothing does. fresh back from vacation in michigan, i was almost completely crest fallen by all the whiners that have inhabited my state. if i only had a dollar for every time i heard 'the government isn't doing anything for me/us.' KEN shows there are still life forms capable of intelligent thought on the pleasant peninsula.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
we will be seeing these guys in concert at the end of july. i hope they don't bring the weird robot. love those 80's bands and styles.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
today, i hope all take the time to remember the sacrifices of our fallen service members and their families. because of them we continue to be the most prosperous and free nation in the world. i leave you with a most eloquent quote, from a soldier's soldier.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton
Friday, May 28, 2010
no pics of the birthday boy, jus' some luv, for my brother from a different mother, as he turns 41 today. to the most talented guy i know, i extend a heart felt happy birthday- to the truest friend i have ever had, my buddy ski. happy birthday, fucker!!!!!!
make sure you clean up all the icing, ant bites can leave scars. enjoy.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
so felipe caldaron comes to town, and bemoans arizona's immigration status/enforcement law. well, thanks to mark levin and factreal, we can see who the true oppressors are. it is very interesting reading, and i propose we implement the exact same laws/rules here immediately. how would you like them apples felipe?
Mexico vs. U.S.: Mexican Immigration Laws Are Tougher
Sunday, May 16, 2010
okay, it's official. until further notice, the old girl is on my shit list. the other night we return home to half a rabbit convention on the side yard. 20 minutes later, i'm sure it would have been a full blown orgy.
normally, like during hunting season, i wouldn't mind, but i just busted my ass a couple weeks ago putting in the garden. that shit ain't easy, and i'm just starting to see the beans and corn come up nice. beets and carrots are looking good as well. the other day whilst depositing the hound in her kennel, i amble over to to examine the fruits o' my labor, and their sits peter, chewing on a bean plant. that and the fact that they put their nest in the damnedest places, like the middle of the front lawn, really pisses me off.
well that was the other night and guess what? somebody relocated the varmint slayer, without authorization. that person, who shall remain nameless, has yet to re-materialize said implement of destruction.
i know this because tonight, as i was roasting bovine, i got reconned by a cottontail. encumbered by a lack of a slingshot, i was reduced to throwing rocks at his ass. i can't even say i truly scared him, as when i went back inside he followed me. i had to send the kids out to run him off as i searched for the slingshot myself.
i understand on that fucking farmville, which the wife has taken to playing, you people trade all types of shit, including domestic live stock and pets. well let me tell you, when i catch that rabbit, he won't be fit for fertilizer.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
depends on what your definition of no limits is, i guess. as i predicted, the wings didn't go very deep in the playoffs this year. san jose knocked the boys out on saturday 2-1, ending the 5 game series, and earning themselves a rest before facing their conference final opponent, chicago. i say go hawks.
many reasons can be listed for the wings early exit (they lasted longer than i felt they would), the primary would be injuries. this is a false claim however, as all the injured players participated in the second season. while they all may not have been up to snuff, they all skated and many played in the olympics. more on that later.
next, the dreaded travel schedule. detroit, located in the eastern time zone, plays in the western conference, and as a result travels probably more than any other nhl team. add to that the compressed season due to the olympics, and you have tired guys playing more frequently, and on the road a great deal of the time.
another reason, i think, is the physical as well as psychological make up of the team. most of the players are of smaller stature (average size on detroit's roster figures up at 72.22 inches and 199.18 lbs.), and almost half are european, who are known to play a less physical style of hockey than their north american counterparts.
compare this to san jose's stable average of 73.14 inches and 206.23lbs. big deal right, an inch taller and 7 pounds heavier. okay, maybe. except when those inches and pounds slamming you into the end boards for 60 minutes are guys like thornton, clowe, blake,murray, heatley, and marleau. only 4 guys by my count are euro's, which means a tight checking, physical brand of hockey. these figures do not include goalies.
while detroit may control the puck better, teams like san jose are willing and able to go through you to get it, and keep it. also, have you ever seen a team miss the net more than the wings?
my pet peeve about the entire season has been the olympics. detroit sent at least 8 players from their active roster to vancouver. many were coming off injuries or nursing them along. that combined with winning the cup in 7 games in '08, losing the cup in 7 in '09, and the factors already mentioned i feel helped chase the wings from the playoffs. helping make my point is pittsburgh, who just got run in 7 by montreal. that is who detroit played 2 years in a row in those 7 game cup finals.
what does the league get out of the olympics? advertising? exposure? i doubt it. the league should mandate that no team can send more than 4 players TOTAL to the olympics. but they're playing for their country. big deal. the owners are paying you to play and win for them. olympic games were supposed to be the best amateur's in the world playing against each other.
but that all changed when we sent the basketball "dream team" out to wipe the floor with the world.
i don't want to hear any crying about 'the russians did it', either. remember the miracle on ice?
so what do i think the wings need to do? 1) not blow megabucks on nick lidstrom for multiple years. if he will come back for about 5.5 to 6 mil a year, for 2 years, fine. if not, thanks for the memories. 2) let bertuzzi walk. in his 15 years in the league he has only broken the 50 point mark 6 times. in two stints with detroit, his point total is 48---------for the 2 seasons. that's points, not goals. see ya. 3) re-sign jason williams. he is a right hand shot and he can play the point. 4) lilja, lebda,draper and maltby can all go.5) keep miller, eaves, helm, meech and abdelkader.6) look to trade zetterberg, seriously. get somebody younger with a better back that will cost you less, and can score when the goaltender is actually in the net. maybe a guy like pavalski or byfuglien, with another player and pick thrown in.
so long, cindy, i mean sidney....and good luck hawks.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
that being said, today is a sad day for anyone who grew up in michigan before or after 1960 and had a radio. it was in 1960 that the voice of the tigers went on the air and became the perhaps the most recognizable symbol of baseball in michigan for the next 42 years.
i used to listen to his broadcast while at grandma and grandpas house, and all the guys emulated his "that ball is loooong gone", while playing ball in our backyard. pine tree was first, somebody's glove was second, corner of the garden was third and the past the fence was a homer.
many years have passed since those backyard ballgames, but the memories are still alive of sitting in the front room with gramps and hearing ERNIE HARWELL give the call on bottom of the 8th, 2 outs, full count.........and here's the pitch.
thanks for the memories and GOD speed.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
this top picture is"the big mango", located in queensland, australia. we were supposed to guess the what and where. cambridge lady wondered how i got the where before the what. it's a trade secret.
the second one she gave extra clues to, namely that it was taken in oregon when she lived there and it appeared in a famous movie. i was thinking "the shining" all the way and a lady named denise confirmed it, and that the peak in the background was mt. hood, so i just had to come up with timberline lodge.
as a side note that i only find interesting, my first enlistment was for military intelligence, an oxymoron i know, but when the green machine voided that contract, i joined the military police instead. paths not taken are okay too, cause if i had done the MI thing, i probably would never have met my wife and had our kids.
Friday, April 30, 2010
what an interesting week it has been to all of us old, bitter, white racists. out of essentially no where, the land of mccain signs into law a measure that would allow regular police to detain illegal aliens in their state, who have been lawfully stopped, and potentially see them deported.
no problem right? they are cops sworn to uphold federal, state, and local laws right? wrong, you racist fucks!! everyone knows it's just a ploy to racially profile.
it took the liberal machine exactly 2.6 nanoseconds to wig the fuck out. jesse's on tv, al is promising freedom marchers, joy behar, (and others) are comparing arizona to the liberal tried and true example, nazi germany. the great unifier, barrack HUSSEIN obama, weighed in, and in an effort to make local police more popular, said people could be singled out for harassment, while taking their kids to get ice cream, (based on the color of their skin.) now fucktards are crawling out from under their rocks calling for a boycott of arizona. where were these same people when we wanted to boycott france? munching on brie while wearing berets and birkenstocks, i bet.
in perhaps one of the best interviews/question and answer sessions, former arizona governor and current DMFIC of homeland security, janet napolitano told a congressional sub committee that, “I say this again as someone who has walked that border, I’ve ridden that border. I’ve flown it. I’ve driven it. I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.”
really? well jan it might be time to remove your head from your second point of contact and look about. it's shocking what one can discover when the blinders are removed.
arizona cattle rancher rob krentz was shot and killed on his property along the border in march, most probably by an illegal.
arizona is second to mexico city, for the most yearly kidnappings, in the world. most of these are illegals extorting money from other illegals.
in the last 3 years, 990,000 illegals have been arrested in arizona, the state janet napolitano was governor and A.G. of, and has upwards of 450,000 illegals currently living there.
how 'bout this story out of texas? ( for those of you unfamiliar with or rusty on your threat aircraft identification, that is an MI8/17 HIP helo, in use by the mexican marines.) or the multitude of other stories about illegals who commit crimes here then flee back across the border. like israel mireles who killed emily sander and was only returned to kansas to face trial, after they agreed not to seek the death penalty.
tonight brings news of a deputy shot by an illegal who was running weed into the states. this incident was also in arizona, and the drug trafficker was armed with an AK or some variant. hillary will probably say the guy bought it at a gun show here in the US.
the list goes on with stories of illegals killing while drunk driving, raping, robbing, etc. this isn't to say that AMERICANS don't commit these same crimes, but no one is agitating to keep those dudes here, or staging protests to convey more civil rights rights on them.
in an effort to down play the seriousness of the situation, the media makes fun of it. on the tonight show jay leno yucked it up over a police chase which resulted in the van being chased, hitting a car and overturning. about 15 illegals jumped out and took off running. the driver of the car struck jumped out and tried to stop the van's driver, but due to poor conditioning, injury, or just being overwhelmed by the situation, quickly stopped. or maybe they were concerned about their safety or any passengers they had in their car.
hey jan, if you ever do pull your head out, get a decent haircut, okay? and try to secure us against the blatant incursion on the southern border. it's not funny, and people have every right to be scared.
i can't wait to see how the assholes at the southern poverty law center will bastardize the new arizona law, and pick it apart.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
so the wings finally play a complete game, and move on to the second round, after beating phoenix tonight. turn out the lights, the white out is over, the coyotes shit the bed, losing 6-1 at home.
in all fairness to the 'yotes, they gave the boys from hockeytown all they could want. in the end, they didn't turn dirty either, as many teams do, and were rightfully saluted by their fans. they had a very nice regular season, and great 7 game series, against the reigning western champs, and i'm certain this isn't the last we have heard from the dogs from the desert.
great job by coach tippet and the rest of the team, see you again next year. now it's on to san jose and those pesky sharks.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
after an 82 game grind, not including the olympics, tonight we usher in hockey's playoffs. the regular season only matters in your wins for positioning and home ice advantage throughout the second season. legends will be made, character will be tested, and 16 will become 8, reduced to 4, then 2, and in the end there will only be 1.
i have my favorite team i'll be cheering on, but i wonder how deep we can go this year.
if the boys from HOCKEYTOWN can't get it done, i hope this guy can.
but i wonder about the depth of the caps, as we saw what happened to russia during the olympics when ovie got shut down. and although i hate to admit it, these guys have arrived and are going to cause serious problems.
watch along as some fantastic hockey gets played, by the best athletes in the world.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
2 out of the last 3 weeks i have been a winner of the CAMBRIDGE LADY'S mystery pic. this one was easy, as i spent a good deal of time covered down on one of these, in a previous life. go check her out, she has a unique and refreshing perspective.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
i don't believe things just happen. there is a reason behind everything. a series of events which come together to create an incident. some of the events can be accidental, the result of carelessness or laziness, but i think most can be attributed to planning. once a plan is in place it can be altered, due to unforeseen events arising, but slight adjustments occur, and the plan remains in effect.
the army even has a "rule" for this called the 6 P's; Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
i think we, the conservative movement, have interrupted the lefts plans, and we are now seeing another military style acronym at work, before our very eyes. this would be the OODA LOOP; Observe Orient Decide Act.
the basic tenant of this is; see the problem, analyze the problem, plan to correct the problem, and take that action. the military believes that if you can get inside an opponents OODA LOOP, you can disrupt his planning/operation cycle, thus defeating him. i understand this is used in the business world also, under different names.
we, the conservatives of the the TEA PARTY, have stepped into the lefts OODA LOOP, and raised holy hell with their plans. health care reform was supposed to be passed last august. due to our opposition, it dragged out until the end of march. it was a tooth and nail fight that only succeeded because of bribes being paid to nebraska, louisianna and michigan.
obama, pelosi and reid can't tolerate anymore vocal, demonstrative dissent. they don't have the time. november mid-term elections are 7 months away, and WE don't have the money.
this brings us up to speed on current events, and the "resurgence" according to the media, of the extremist/patriot/militia movement. that would be all of Y- O- U.
for the last 6 months, i have begged copies of the southern poverty law centers info mag the intelligence report. this is a left wing organ i first became acquainted with years ago, during the clinton administration. the basic story line is something along the lines of 'evil white inbred fuck kills, maims, or otherwise terrorizes blacks', with an occasional hispanic or jew, (their descriptor), thrown in. most of the guys they write about belong to the klan, or are skinheads. here, i want to say that if people belonging to these groups commit bias or any other crimes, i have no problem seeing them get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
they also were strong opponents of the militia movement that cropped up during the clinton years. SPLC has for at least the last six months began to beat that drum pretty hard again. the fall 2009 issue was titled the second wave- the return of the militias.
this picture graced the cover, and the image it is trying to impart is clear. here comes the shadowy, masked, violent white men, again. ok. but in taking the time to read the articles, one finds that they attack; neal boortz , the oath keepers organization, michele bachmann, glenn beck, alan keyes, jerome corsi, rick perry, and the list goes on. basically, anyone in the media or politics, who is not ardently left wing, gets pounded.
beck, brian kilmeade, tom tanncredo and pat buchanan get some reverse loving in the winter 2009 issue. to be fair, the magazine finally recognized the death of army hometown recruiter WILLIAM LONG, which occurred on 1 june 2009. LONG was gunned down by carlos bledsoe, an AMERICAN convert to islam. the short, (10 paragraph) story is very even, which is odd based on other writings in the publication. there is also a piece on the freak show that is cynthia mckinney. it basically praises mckinney for trying to get GWB, dick cheney, and condie rice impeached. it goes on to tout her record on international human rights and the peace movement/opposition to the first gulf war. the writer does hold her responsible for her anti- semitic statements, but to a lesser degree than her current associates.
the spring 2010 issue is entitled rage on the right, and it attacks --you. in an article called 'fear of fema', and another called 'rage on the right', SPLC's writers re-focus their attacks on beck, bachmann, the oath keepers and the AMERICAN public, because 61 percent of those polled think AMERICA is in decline, and only 25 percent feel the government can be trusted. tea parties are mentioned as "(being) shot through with rich veins radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism." they give no examples that i could find of racism, and i guess "radical ideas", means sticking to the principles the REPUBLIC was founded upon, namely the CONSTITUTION.
make no mistake, the attacks you are experiencing is push back for your resistance to health care seizure, i mean reform.
part 2 to be published soon.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
this is the old punk band BOUNCING SOULS from new jersey, and i'll bet they never thought one of their tunes would show up on a conservative blog.
THE CONSERVATIVE LADY ,(who for whatever reason i am having trouble linking to) recently opined that she feels the lincoln of our times decision to allow off shore oil exploration to begin off virginia, is merely a ploy to shove through CAP&TAX. could be and i don't disagree, but i think this announcement serves another purpose, too.
just like the Souls are singing about, we have become anesthetized to what is occurring in our communities and country. don't let societies ills touch me, give me a sense of freedom, and i'll be the dutiful drone. head off to work, pay the taxes, no matter how high, and not criticize the workings of the government. do what you will, as long as i have instant self gratification.
obie saying it's ok to explore, not drill, for oil now is sleight of hand. a 'see, i'm not a bad guy' moment. he knows we are pissed about the health care law being stuffed up our ass, sees the TEA PARTIES winding up still more opposition, and is looking for a way to placate us.
whatever the purpose, i too think it is a ruse, and we need to be ready to oppose the administration, legally, on whatever they try to force through next.
well, i think the libs are waking up to the fact we are not just going to lay down and take it any longer. and they're scared. don't be afraid to exercise your rights to assemble and speak your mind, no matter how the media portrays you, and never let anyone tell you that you're free- live free.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Hutaree militiaJust over one year ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was under fire for a report issued by her agency that warned of the risk posed by right-wing extremist groups in America. The report was intended to "provide situational awareness to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on the phenomenon and trends of violent radicalization in the United States" Napolitano explained in a press release
At the time, conservatives skewered Napolitano. Rush Limbaugh denounced the report as "a genuine hit job.”
Fast forward one year to March 2010 and the report looks more like a remarkably accurate prediction than a "hit job." The violent reaction to health care reform by right wing extremists and the arrest of the Hutaree militia are more than enough to vindicate Napolitano. It makes you shudder to think how bad things will be next year at this time.
the above written article and cartoon are the works of mike thompson and were taken directly from the detroit free press web site. by looking at other works by mike, it is easy to tell he is all the way in the tank for obama.
as if any of us needed any further proof that the MSM is completely in bed with the dems. which right wing extremists have violently reacted to health care reform, mike? can you name them? can you site specific incidents, in which conclusive evidence exists, showing right wingers have done anything?
spitting on black congressmen? in the day of the camera phone, NO footage is available of this incident. rocks thrown through office windows? no arrest made. cut propane lines? no leads. and mike, just like what happened in denver at the local DNC office during the campaign, some of your own people could be responsible for the above acts.
i want to make something perfectly clear here and now. i do not support the hutaree militia. if they are found guilty by a jury of their peers, they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. but how's about not lumping all of us together, who oppose obama's bullshit, as right wing extremists mike?
oh, and as long as i have your attention, is your paper going to bitch and moan as loudly about the fbi methods of infiltrating the huratees, as it continues to do in regards to luqman abdullah's mosque? probably not.