Wednesday, July 05, 2006

In one last bit of patriotic chest thumping

before getting back to my usual moronic posts:

50 Reasons Why It's Good to Be an American Man (In No Particular Order)
More from Esquire

1. The original Tommy's burger. Not Tommies, mind you, that sorry mall-rat imitator of the real deal in L.A., but Tommy's-the y indicating that the chili on top has been brewing in the same pot for fifty years, which may be why you find very few American women in the long line.

2. Canadian import Emanuelle Chriqui.

3. Redwood National Park in California. An atheist could find God here.

4. Outlaw Country (channel 63) on Sirius. Self-description: "A sanctuary for the freaks, misfits, outcasts, rebels, and renegades of country music.

5. 3-in-one oil.

6. The Wonderbra.

7. The first eighteen minutes of Conan O'Brien.

8. The first four days of the NCAA tournament. Forty-eight games in eighty-four hours.

9. Cheap cars with cojones. Like the Dodge Magnum, a wagon that'll do 130 miles an hour.

10. Slow-pitch softball. I'm old, nearer to adult diapers than to my free-wheeling days, and when I shut my eyes at night and try to pry dread's fingers from my failing brain, I don't count sheep, or women, or my blessings. I recall team names from my slow-pitch days, and in my mind's eye I see the balls I crushed fly again-over outfielders' heads and wiremesh fences-in Cleveland, Iowa City, Austin, Philadelphia, and Manhattan. It makes me feel young again-and proud to live in a country where being slow, fat, and stoned is no barrier to pseudo-athletic excellence. I have played slow-pitch with ex-major-leaguers and Division 1 footballers and Orthodox Jews wearing tzitzis and women bus drivers who could grow a much better mustache than me. Thanks to slow-pitch, I have walked into town a stranger and left with dozens of friends; I've scored runs, jobs, weed, apartments, and more women than you could shake a Bombat at, although never from those mustachioed broads. Not that I didn't try. What I'm saying is, I have insomnia. Also, slowpitch is more than a game. It is as good, and as free, as America gets.


11. Texas Pete hot sauce.

12. Tater Tots.

13. Baked beans at Durgin-Park. In Boston, of course.

14. The lyrics to Hank Williams Jr.'s "Texas Women": I've got some fond memories of San Angelo / And I've seen some beauty queens in El Paso / But the best looking women that I've ever seen / Have all been in Texas and all wearing jeans.

15. Five-blade razors.

16. Four-door trucks.

17. Three-bean chili.

18. One-hundred-eighty-minute happy hours.

19. The Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis. Specifically, her plunging necklines and the placement of her oven so that she has to lean over at least a dozen times per show.

20. Low expectations. A few months ago I was outside a beer joint in Ecuador, peeing behind a blond horse named Gringa. Peeing behind his own horse nearby was an old friend, Enrique, who was in the middle of telling me about some unpleasantness he'd recently endured at U.S. customs in Miami. Officers there had refused to believe that a thirty-one-year-old banana republican earned enough honest bucks to own a vacation condo in Florida. Was he a narcotraficante? A terrorista? A narcoterrorista?! The interrogation concluded with an emasculating strip search, and the experience left Enrique thoroughly fed up with Americans. "I don't mean you," he quickly added. "You're different." For what it's worth, he's right: You'd never catch me rubber-gloving a rectum just because its owner looks a little Escobar-y. But my point here is that our rep has plummeted so low that it's almost impossible not to rise above it. Most foreigners, unless you're forcing them to play naked Twister or collaterally damaging their wedding parties, are pleasantly surprised by our lack of visible fangs. This has led to a happy paradox: While we're collectively in the toilet, we individually smell like roses.

21. You're never more than a car ride away from a decent public golf course.

22. You can eat Krispy Kremes sautéed in trans fat at every meal for the next three months and still not be the fattest person at the state fair.

23. When you think about it, our flag is still the coolest looking of any nation's. Except maybe Kiribati's.

24. Titanium is our mineral. Titanium drivers. Titanium bats. Titanium armor.

25. Salad in a bag.

26. Wine in a box.

27. Boy shorts on women.

28. DVR for just seven dollars a month.

29. The smell of a box of baseballs.

30. The duality of never buying a Jack LaLanne juicer but being happy that he's selling them.

31. The rebirth of the steak house. Less burgundy, better meat.

32. The C-note.

33. The red-eye out of Vegas. At 3:00 P.M., you're poolside, trying to sweat out an ill-advised round of mojitos with three women from Nova Scotia. You haven't eaten since the night before, when you had a porterhouse at a place where they made the Caesar salad at your table. At 6:00, you get your bag from the bellman and wash up in the casino restroom. You still look good. At 8:00, you stand at the craps table, your bag at your feet, and make one last concerted effort to hit on your famous parley on the horn high yo. At 9:45, after laying a quick five hundred on the Redskins, you grab a cab to the airport, where you drop a final hundred into the Wheel of Fortune slot machines as you tug on a Bloody Mary. At 11:56, you take your seat on the plane, and fifteen minutes later, every reading light goes out, every head tilts into a makeshift pillow. When you land, you debark bleary-eyed, crook-stepped. It's 5:58. In three hours you will be at work.


34. That concurrently Bob Dylan and Kanye West both, in some way, speak for you.

35. That the Yankees haven't won the World Series in five seasons. And it ain't gonna happen this year, either.

36. The surfeit of attractive actresses named Jennifer.

37. The ever-changing standards of American beauty. While men elsewhere have fairly stagnant tastes, our ideal swings constantly from Kate Moss to J. Lo. This is good. It means American women have countless norms to pick from and ensures us of a truly eclectic buffet.

38. NFL Sunday Ticket.

39. Tiffany's. Any schmuck with a credit card can walk in, buy the cheapest trinket in the store, have 'em wrap it in that peacockblue box with a satin bow, and melt any woman's heart.

40. Batting cages and driving ranges. In the same spot.

41. The never-ending quest to find the perfect barbecue joint.

42. And the perfect cheeseburger.

43. ZZ Top. They're from Texas, and they're not from old money. In fact, they just got paid today, and it was all nickels and dimes. They sport beards that would be unacceptable to most biker mamas. They have consumed booze, drugs, topless dancers, pork ribs, and pecan pie with equal and unadulterated ferocity. And considering that they haven't made a decent album since 1983, it's somewhat remarkable that they're still around. But ZZ Top continues to define the aesthetics of unrepentant American maleness; this is the music of liars, fighters, and gamblers. ZZ Top is what you hear when there are thirteen people in the bar and twelve of them are men (and the thirteenth is a waitress, and she's been divorced three times). It's a straightforward equation: Billy Gibbons gets his ax in the pocket, everybody hunkers down with Camel straights, the world turns into chrome and leather, and thirty years of political correctness evaporates like spit.


44. Corn bread.

45. Yellow mustard.

46. Macaroni and cheese. And hot dogs.

47. Because someday you could grow up to be Grand Exalted Ruler of a club called the Elks.

48. Because if you're an American man, you're not a British man.

49. This formula: a Tuesday, the dizzying sun, cheap beer, bleacher seats.

50. Eight more Sopranos episodes.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

“Because I really want to live in a country where the poor people are fat.”

What a great title from a prospective immigrant from India.
Here is one of the better posts about what we all need to remember, and what alot of Americans don't realize. We do have it great in America.
Karten is in England right now, and sent me a mail telling about how much she realised she's changed- and how favorably we compare to the 'old sod'.

What's So Great About America

The newcomer who sees America for the first time typically experiences emotions that alternate between wonder and delight. Here is a country where everything works: The roads are paper-smooth, the highway signs are clear and accurate, the public toilets function properly, when you pick up the telephone you get a dial tone. You can even buy things from the store and then take them back if you change your mind. For the Third World visitor, the American supermarket is a marvel to behold: endless aisles of every imaginable product, 50 different types of cereal, multiple flavors of ice cream, countless unappreciated inventions like quilted toilet paper, fabric softener, roll-on deodorant, disposable diapers.

The immigrant cannot help noticing that America is a country where the poor live comparatively well. This fact was dramatized in the 1980s, when CBS television broadcast an anti-Reagan documentary, “People Like Us,” which was intended to show the miseries of the poor during an American recession. The Soviet Union also broadcast the documentary, with the intention of embarrassing the Reagan administration. But it had the opposite effect. Ordinary people across the Soviet Union saw that the poorest Americans had television sets and cars. They arrived at the same conclusion that I witnessed in a friend of mine from Bombay who has been trying unsuccessfully to move to the United States for nearly a decade. I asked him, “Why are you so eager to come to America?” He replied, “Because I really want to live in a country where the poor people are fat.”


In the United States, on the other hand, the social ethic is egalitarian, regardless of wealth. For all his riches, Bill Gates could not approach a homeless person and say, “Here’s a $100 bill. I’ll give it to you if you kiss my feet.” Most likely the homeless guy would tell Gates to go to hell. The American view is that the rich guy may have more money, but he isn’t in any fundamental sense better than you are. The American janitor or waiter sees himself as performing a service, but he doesn’t see himself as inferior to those he serves. And neither do the customers see him that way: They are generally happy to show him respect and appreciation on a plane of equality. America is the only country in the world where we call the waiter “Sir,” as if he were a knight.

The moral triumph of America is that it has extended the benefits of comfort and affluence, traditionally enjoyed by very few, to a large segment of society. Very few people in America have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. Even sick people who don’t have money or insurance will receive medical care at hospital emergency rooms. The poorest American girls are not humiliated by having to wear torn clothes. Every child is given an education, and most have the chance to go on to college. The common man can expect to live long enough and have enough free time to play with his grandchildren.

I really think that if more Americans got out in the world to REALLY see what kind of a chithole the majority of the world is, that they'd realise we are the greatest country in the world.
I don't mean the tourist traps, go to the centeral forrests of Puerto Rico where the highway we built from Rosey Roads to San Juan is a one lane strip of uneven concrete lined by ventas with dirty kids and trash all around.
Look accross the border in El Paso- you can see by the windowless hovels where the line is.
Canada looks like America that I remember from the 60's with narrow highways, skewed power poles with no buried utilities, extremely limited cell coverage (and that's in their cities)- but they have government healthcare if you want to wait 3 months for an MRI.
Central America where they do the jobs that Mexicans won't- because Mexico is better than where they came from.
Africa- with their dictators and slave trade- propped up by the UN?
Asia- if you don't live in a city, forget ANY modern conveniance, and don't complain because the Communists or the Islamofasciests will shut you up.

I almost forgot- in Britain, a modern European country- when they start to get dry, they don't tell you to stop watering your lawn. They shut off the water to your house and make you go to a central water pipe for your domestic use.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

I see by the news that NASA is getting into the 4th of July spirit

They may even supply their own fireworks.

I'm just wondering, is it less 'dangerous' for the environment to use the little bit of freon to make the right foam- or is all the chemical reactions of another an explosion more environmentally friendly?
Have a happy mournful 4th

From your pariotic Libs at the upstate NY Ithaca Journal. Now lets fly our flags upside down and have a parade, just remember how evil BusHitler is.

This rant will piss most Anericans off with it's strung together paragraphs and mirepresentations of both fact and fiction.

Our Constitution is being attacked and ignored by the very leaders who are sworn to uphold it. For example, Bush has never vetoed a law passed by Congress. Instead Bush signs the bill, which then becomes law. But after his signature is added a postscript called a “Signing Statement.” If Bush signs this statement, it gives him the authority to disregard the law he has just signed!

So, what is the point of Congress? Why doesn't Bush just make decrees and proclamations? How is Bush's rule any different from a dictator's? And what has become of our system of checks and balances?

What? So it's ok for Clinton to do it because he "cared"more?

Torture is used at Guantánamo Bay as it is used in other U.S. prisons. This is public knowledge. (See the book “Guantánamo and the Misuse of Presidential Power.”) Holding prisoners in Guantánamo detention camps for years without charge — while the whole world is watching and calling for the camps' closure and while Bush is traveling the world talking of “freedom and democracy” — has to give people of other lands pause to wonder what our country is about.


Before the rise of Hitler, there was a breakdown of the German language. By misuse and reinterpretation of language, all the crimes committed in Germany during Hitler's time were made legal; none of the atrocities committed in Nazi Germany were illegal according to the remade German laws. In our country members of the judicial branch have corrupted our language, thereby making illegal actions “legal.” For example, calling people held at Guantánamo “enemy combatants” makes it okay to torture them since “enemy combatants” do not come under the rules of the international accords we have signed. These changes were made by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and attorney Samuel Alito, who now holds a seat on the Supreme Court, and their staff of lawyers in our Justice Department.

I'm sure glad that your PC thought police aren't guilty of corrupting out language- someone has to keep us on the right correct path.

Well that does it for me, let me go throw my medals over the White House fence as sonn as I can bother to get up there.

Now I actually have to find some uplifting and partiotic things to make up for this steaming pile I just dropped into your lap.
The publics' RIGHT to know

I keep hearing that out of the NYT. I know I don't have to supply any links to that mess.
So here you have an anti American a "progressive" newspapers (or papers) who decided to let our enemies know every detail of an effective and perfectly legal anti-terrorist operation.

So, where did these newspapers get this "RIGHT"? I don't remember anything about the publics' RIGHT to know about effective LEGAL programs. True, Bush had mentioned that they were tracking finances. That's like putting a security sign out in your yard. What the NYT (and others) did was announce where the housekey was hidden, and the security code.

completely wrong. We didn't need to know every detail about the program, if anything it would have been enough to give a sketchy description- a schematic.

As far as punishing them, I know that they need to go after the leakers like the MSM wanted to hunt down KKKarl Rove for the Plame thing. Hammer them hard, and clean out the CIA (where it most likely came from). Make them an example, show them and the rest of their fellow travelers that it's the people of the United States run the government- not a bunch of entrenched (liberal) bureaucrats who act like a shadow government sabotaging everything the Bush administration tries to do.

Moral pressure won't work on a Liberal. How can you pressure someone who's moral ethics are based on nothing but whatever the situation is at the time. A Liberal is immune to moral criticism, Bill Clinton is the perfect example of how the editors of the NYT are going to act. Hurt feelings at the unjust harping of the self-righteous right-wing conspiracy.

Put them all in jail- it IS a crime to reveal secrets.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Ok, now we're cookin' cutting

It took a while to figure out that I could cut better and faster with a 4 TPI 3/8" bandsaw blade rather than a 3TPI (teeth per inch) 1/2" blade.

Now I can trurn wood billets into boards.

And boards into these:

I sent a 9 x 11 cutting board with Karen, but forgot to take pics.
Wait, here's one-

If anyone wants some Mesquite scraps for their grill, let me know. I've got plenty of unusable pieces. Write me a note in my e-mail, or leave a post and I'll ship a pound or two (or more) for postage.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

As you can tell, I didn't go to J-school

So I'm going to apologize for this rant, and not bury it in the classifieds section.
The Cajun has the reason for the price jump that the MSM didn't bother telling us. You know, with aiding and abetting Americas enemies- and all.


Ohh my ears!!

Stopitnow,,, hit eject--NOW!!

I just got back from putting Karen and the girls on the plan.
On the way back I put in a CD expecting to hear something like


instead I got


Thanks to my superior driving skills I avoided anything near a close call.

Friday, June 30, 2006

I notice that gas prices took a nickle jump yesterday

I wonder what kind of trouble made that happen?
It couldn't be the news that in Iraq, the attacks on the pipelines have stopped could it?

Or that the volatil oils market is reacting to the news that Iraq is producing at the highest level since the war started.

It couldn't possibly be that the oil companies are just gouging us because of the 4th of July weekend, could it?

I've layed off the oil companies because I realize the "record profits" are part of mass marketing.
The laws of supply ans demand etc... But Goddammit- enough is enough!!
Somebody needs to bitchslap those executives for profiteering, now. What the f*ck is their excuse? People will be driving on this 4 day weekend- we can really mug them now----because they don't have any options.

You may notice that the "One year ago, I was paying $1.37 for gas" is gone. That's because it's been over a year since the oil companies have been screwing us.
I told my father-in-law(a Brit), when he asked about the gas price spike- "It'll go down, it always does". Boy, I was wrong big time.
Throw 'em all in jail

Why go through the expense and effort of trying to kill our troops when you can just as effectivly take them out by accusing them of murder and rape. As an added incentive, the U.S. government will pay you for your story.

Think of it, toss up several false accusations of murder or rape and "poof-their-gone". They end up in the states shackled for 23 hours straight and end up spending hundereds of thousands of dollars defending themselves from their own chain of command.

Because, you know Terrorists would NEVER lie about something like that. Because, ya know how upright and manly they are.

Why carp about an "exit strategy" when all combat troops will be in prison making lawyers rich by defending themselves against false charges.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Friends in Texas!
Happily stolen from Jenni.

OTHER FRIENDS: Never ask for food
TEXAS FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

OTHER FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

OTHER FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...we fucked up...but that shit was fun!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

OTHER FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

OTHER FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowd's ass that left you.

OTHER FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "What up!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Are for a while.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Are for life.

OTHER FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "Bitch, you better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste!!"

OTHER FRIENDS: Will talk shit to the person who talks shit about you.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will knock them the fuck out!!

OTHER FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
TEXAS FRIENDS: Will repost this
OK, so...can we scare them away with depth charges first?

In today's feature on the imbecile animal rights front- we have a lawsuit to stop the Navy using sonar.

Environmental groups sued the federal government Wednesday to prevent the Navy from using active sonar during drills off Hawaii next month, saying the sound could harm whales and other marine mammals. The Natural Resources Defense Council asked a federal court in Los Angeles to issue a temporary restraining order unless the Navy takes "effective measures" to protect marine life when it uses high-intensity, mid-frequency active sonar to hunt submarines in the drills.


The permit comes after NOAA said in April that Navy use of sonar during maritime exercises off Hawaii in 2004 may have contributed to the mass stranding of more than 150 whales. The report, however, did not say definitively that the sonar caused the whales to gather in the bay. The Navy agreed to several measures to limit the impact its sonar might have on whales and dolphins, including not using active sonar in coastal waters — except in channels between some of the islands — and lowering the sonar's power when marine mammals are nearby.

So, sonar is the (probable) cause of mass beachings? What was the cause before WWII?
Besides, the world is getting noisier. I have to put up with the @ssholes that insist on shaking my truck with their f*cking 25"speakers, the whales can learn to live with sonar.
Ahhhh, the wonders of having NO expectations

I just got home.
I took the garbage to the street- I left the two cans behind the big truck when I left(as a signal that they needed to go). I didn't expect anyone except me top do it. I wasn't wrong.

I got into the house and was greeted with an empty Tombstone cardboard. Figures; I mean- really- who wants to come home at gawd-only-knows-what-time of the morning, and wants to eat and go to bed? Now I'm here waiting for the hamburger to cook down, so I can turn it into hamburger helper. Why should I complain? Mom worked 8 hours and the three girls didn't think about even cleaning the cutting board they used to make that nasty guacamole- it's been two days that I've been throwing both cutting boards into the sink--just to find the filthy things sitting on the counter yet again.
The dishwasher is almost empty, but the dishes are piled in the sink.

The girls are going to England for 4 weeks (I think) and mom is going for two.
it'll be nice to batch for a while- things stay clean when you clean them. Things don't just-end up- lost, or broken, or filthy- and nobody knows what happened.

When I'm by myself, I clean what I make dirty, and actually put it away.
If the garbage is full, I take it out- not ignore the crap that's falling on the floor.
I clean the stove when I make a mess.
I put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and don't turn it on when there's 6 f*cking things in it.
I can look at the outside waterbowl, and actually fill it when it's dry.
I wipe up my spills, so I don't have my feet sticking to the floor.
When I'm batching, I'll actually be able to plan meals three days ain advance--and have what I bought for it--available.

I'm anal like that. It came from the military.
Besides, I'm not a selfish, lazy teenager.

The hamburger is ready, and now we have to wait for the pasta to soften for our "Beef and Pasta" meal... ohh, and add time to let it cool down, too. Looks like about a 4AM bedtime.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Drew Curtis doesn't like this picture

I note the fact that he got the flags decription wrong (as usual).
I'd bet that you could almost wear the original Confederate flag down the streets of N'awlins-With Jesse Jackson, and nobody would raise an eyebrow, much less be "offended" at "what it represents". Hell, Jesse probably woudn't recognize it either.

The reason the other flag was used on the battlefield because the two national flags were too easy to be mistaken- with deadly results.
And in anther a shocking display of hypocrisy

the Liberals in L.A. are using their city to block the free speech of animal lovers.
That's right, they want to stop Hooters from their constitutional right of freedom of speech.

This is Hollywood we're talking about, the same people who want to force everything homosexual on everyone in America- and if you object, YOU are the problem. The same ones who have no problem (I don't either) in throwing a gratuitous female nude scene into a movie to boost sales.
Wants to censor a private business holding a fundraiser.

Boks promised a more rigorous vetting process for future fundraisers.

The fundraiser is not city-sponsored, but a promoting flier is posted on the Animal Services Web site.

The original flier showed a bikini-clad woman, but the latest version shows a dog wearing a T-shirt that says "Hooters for Neuters."

I bet they'd get more money with the babe- but that's sooooooo un-PC.

...And in a related bit of PC run amok.
In John Kerry's Mass. (he was in 'Nam, ya know?) - a Finance Committee member is in trouble for an e-mail she sent to an awards committee.
Here is the offensive language.
"Lord, that girl has sat over there with those testosterone gushers for 37 years and lived to tell about it," Arnold wrote in an e-mail dated June 16.

BUT, some were "offended" by it:
Sgt. Thomas Plourde, president of the Police Officers of Westport Alliance, said Arnold should step down. He told the Standard-Times of New Bedford that he would ask town selectmen to look into her remarks.

Her response:
"I mean, they've got biceps 10 inches around. My God," she told the newspaper. "I mean, have you seen their shoulders? They're huge. Their shirts are tight, they are busting out of them. Â… Testosterone is just a metaphor. "If I was in trouble, I'd want one of those big moose to be there," she said.

Some people are just looking to be "offended".
If this isn't enough to keep you awake tonight

You must read Steven King to your kids as bedtime stories.

We've been hearing about the "Trans-Texas Corridor" for a while, here. In our rumors, it is supposed to make it easier to go fast in central Texas, a conduit from Larado to Dallas 400 yards wide with railroads, petroleum pipelines, comm lines and all kinds of other goodies. Oh, and there will be pretty much no speed limit.

That's only part of it. Now comes the part where y'all accuse me of listening to those overnight coast-to-coast radio programs where they discuss their latest UFO abductions.

There may be a reason besides Bush being in the pockes of his contributors that he's blowing off our illegal problem. How about the North American Union with NO borders between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada? The first time a Mexican semi is inspected is in St. Louis, Mo from Baja Mexico.

See, you haven't heard about it, and no-one in Congress will admit to being involved because Bush is doing it all under the table. No oversite needed, just a tri-lateral commision where America used to be.

Ohhh, and that pesky illegal problem? It'll just go away since there are no borders anymore.

Via Michael Reagan (and other radio programs).

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I finally got rid of my tick

I was heading homs and passed him (her?) around the I-10 and I-35 interchange.
Did you ever have someone that just *wouldn't* , no- refused to pass you no matter how slow you went? How about someone who didn't want to be left behind, so they sped up when you did?

How about this on a highway at 2:30Am with us as the only ones going west? My tick stayed with me for over 30 miles untill I turned into my subdivision.

I bet he was lonely after that- hadda turn around and head back to San Antonio just to have company.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Gawd, how depressing

How absolutely oppressive it must be to live there.

Here are a series of pictures by a Russian tourist in Uncle Kims N. Korea.

I know These won't get shown around much, since most of the MSM is infatuated with all forms of Socialist behavior. They and their fellow travelers are under the belief that the USSR fell because it didn't have their brilliant insights on how to make it work.

They fail to realize that while it might be good to be the top dog, somehow or other the bottom dog ends up on top. I realized that a long time ago, and want the same rules applied to all. These Libs seem to think that when if all these programs they want to force on us, that they'll always be getting the steak instead of the bone.
Those pics show that theirs not room at the top for everyone, and America could end up looking like that under their economic programs if they ever got into power.

Via Q and O.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Arianna Huffington

I'm sorry.
I know she's supposed to be a *cough* heavy political voice; but every time I hear her on the radio I hear this

in the back of my mind.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

You're probably going to be hearing alot about this

Maybe, depends on how hot the illegal thing gets before the election.

A group of 500 has sent a letter to D.C. in support of immigration as "Immigration is the greatest anti-poverty program ever conceived."

"Not just because the immigrants are much better off, but also because they send billions of dollars of their own money back to their home countries - a form of truly effective foreign aid," concluded the 500-plus signatories of an "Open Letter on Immigration to President Bush and Congress" dispatched this week.

Ok, so we can quit throwing money away in foreign Aid?

The Open Letter on Immigration, a project of the Independent Institute, a prominent think tank headquartered in Oakland, Calif., reminds President Bush and all members of Congress of America's history as an immigrant nation. They present the overall economic and social benefits of immigration, and the power of immigration to lift the poor out of poverty: "America is a generous and open country and these qualities make America a beacon to the world. We should not let exaggerated fears dim that beacon."

I don't, and can't remember when I've heard anyone denigrate LEGAL immigrants. In general, I mean (not the Irish, Italian, German, Pole bashing that's natural when you get a bunch of funny talking ferners disrupting your nice comfortable rut).
What has America up in arms about is the flood of anti American illegal immigrants who refuse to become assimilated. Who demand special privileges, and a President and Senate who are overwilling to reward lawbreaking with citizenship- for perceived political gain.

Everyone who has the slightest familiarity with the history of America knows that we are a nation of LEGAL immigrants who came here to BECOME Americans. Remember the melting pot analogy?
Then came the "salad bowl" analogy by our balkanization proponents.

You need a melting pot to make steel- which can be used to make swords or shields to defend the vulnerable; or plows and pots to raise and nourish those same afterwards.

A salad bowl is good for one sitting before it turns to cr@p.

BTW- notice any special words missing from the letter?
How about the word ILLEGAL everytime they glorify immigrants?
The things you hear on the radio at 3AM

I just got home and was listening to the 'Best of Mike Gallagher" - you look for the link, I'm tired.
They had a section on the U-Fla .......ummmm

requiring you to swear that you were having sex with your domestic partner, in order to receive health bennies.

Two things popped into my befuddled brain.
1- Ok, now WHO were the ones accusing Republicans of invading Americas bedrooms? Wasn't it a bunch of libs?

2- OK , you and your bud head down to any Mexican border-town and have sex with the whores in the same room- wouldn't that be a Clintonesque way of 'having sex' with your domestic partner? I mean- C'mon you're a guy- you're of work and your Best Friend (BF from now on) has a gravy job cleaning fishtanks-- with free health, wouldn't you jump on it? I mean now-a-days it's (supposed)to be cool to be gay.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Would it be ok if he were using it "for the children"?

Here we have a greedy corperation denying a "needy" person access to their free service because he didn't buy their product. They even had the police charge him for theft of sevices.

His crime? He was using a Vancouver, Wash. cofee shop's wireless internet in the street.
Aren't these the same people who want to grab your money and redistribute it to those who "need" it more than you, because you have so much? The same kind of people who applauded the Goretax on telephones to ensure access to AlGores internet in schools?
Doesn't it go to show that he was on the wrong side of "the digital divide" and felt the need to use something provided for free on a public street?
It's not like it was morally wrong, since Libs only believe in "Situational Ethics"
instead of right and wrong. Maybe he was an honors grad from their public schools and was morally illiterate.

He also came back after the cops told him to move-on.
HAH, I knew it

Every author loves a plot twist.
Thing is, didn't she know about her sisters politics?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Can someone help me here?

See, I just read this article about global warming. It's not long, so here's the entire thing:

WASHINGTON - The Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer. The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia."

So what I understand from that is that in 1606 (more or less) the earth was as warm as it is today. Then it had to have cooled down, so it could warm up again. Right?

Same thing goes even if it were millennia- it was as hot then as it is now.
Isn't the earth like BILLIONS of years old? How long has man have people been polluting the air with greenhouse gasses?

The question is: During the 70's we were going to all freeze to death because of the new ice age, now we're going to fry to death---------does global warming pay more than global freezing? And who's getting rich off of it?

You may find it interesting to click the link and see the fair and balanced related websites they link to.
More uplifting and moral milemarks from our benefactors from the south

This time it's Indeo's

A "transient" was arrested for beastiality with a puppy over in Fla.
That oughtta get some PETAphiles attention. Because lawbreaking illegals preying on law abiding legal residents is one thing, abusing an animal is beyond tolerating, ya know.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

HMMmmmm, I guess I oughtta feel somehow....


But I somehow feel relieved that I'm

You Are 3% New Jersey!

You are definitely NOT New Jersey. In fact you are very far from it. You must not be from this state, or anywhere nearby. Why not stop by sometime and see what you're missing?

How New Jersey Are You?

Sure am glad I tested on the 75%+ side of being a Texan in a previous test.

Thanks to Joe Izuzu's buddy
Nothing going on in the world, I see

Nothing outrageous, or blatantly inhumane has happened anywhere in the last week, or so.
Yep, the Liberals minutemen of Iraq haven't crossed the line of decency rock bottom expectations in ages.
Whatever happens to our troops stays in Iraq- as long as some anti-American mouth doesn't accuse them of anything. Then all hell breaks loose, and the international community is up in arms about the brutality committed in the name of (your choice here).

I wonder what certain Liberal Blogs will have to say about this, since they weren't "mercenaries".
It's good, I guess that we are held to higher standards than those we're fighting. Good for them, or the entire "triangle of death" would be a smoking heap of rubble.

F*cking animals.
Isn't Britain one of those enlightened European countries

who are trying to tell us who to preserve our natural resources?

Like water, our electric generation, our factories, our energy use, etc,,,

I know of small municipalities and private two-man operations that could help the city of London do something about losing 894 million Liters a day in water.
They might have them do something almost unheard of---using water meters to help reduce water waste. They might even go to electric meters, too. You know, that evil capitalistic idea that if you use more, you pay more.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Did anyone hear about the new Cabinet post?

The White House announced it today.
I'm sure it was from alot of pressure from the rank and file conservatives.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I see Rep. Jack Murtha (D) is using his military history- again

to tell the *coff* "deserter" Bush how to run the Iraq war.
I'd like to remind all my Liberal readers out there, and some conservative ones too. Just because you served in the military doesn't mean that NOW you have the best interests of the country at heart.

This guy was in the Army- remember him?

This guy was a Marine before Murtha

Remember him?




Maybe this will help

Just because you served your country when you were in your early 20's doesn't mean that you oughtta get a pass when you now are only interested in what's in it for you.
That was then, this is now. Like the old saying goes- what have you done lately?