In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Monday, December 31, 2012

It's Really Convenient

Hillary Clinton is due to testify to a congressional committee on the murder of 4 U.S. citizens in Libya. She's put it off, for varying reasons, but she's managed to avoid either telling the truth or committing perjury...until now.

The Secretary of State has fallen, hit her head, suffered a concussion and now has problems with blood clots. What does this mean? She won't testify for a long, long time, if ever and she can claim a head injury for any number of falsehoods or incomplete statements.

It's a win, win, except if she really does have a blood clot, the final physical result could be drool city and Depends. Time will tell. I'll leave this one up to God. May he be as merciful as it appears she was to the brave citizens that served with honor.

Friday, December 28, 2012

I Had a Strange Dream

I had a strange dream last night, which left me going over the dream and analyzing the significance this morning.

In the dream, I was part of a large group of people in the process of building a fire break along one edge of a long, narrow coastal valley. The people were building the fire break under the direction of Barak Obama.

We were diligent, and my crew was quite proud of how much we accomplished. Before we could consider the project complete, we were told it wasn't wide enough and we needed to make it wider. We went on and continued with the work in the late, cloudy evening.

The project was to prevent a disaster if a fire broke out. As we worked, and I looked along the fire break, I realized the intended result was as devastating as the possible disaster. The small line of cleared, excavated land had grown to a substantial part of the valley. Barack Obama wandered between the workers expounding the importance and expounding political rhetoric. I realized he was completely unaware of what was being done and only wrapped up in his own self-importance as he walked along the cleared land and spoke to nobody in particular. He was absorbed with his voice and enamored with his words.

It was near dark, and I stopped to watch a man I used to work with - who died years ago - working by the end of a small glacier. As he worked, the dripping wall of ice steadily advanced inches every few seconds. I observed for a few minutes, and then wandered through a break on the coastal side of the ridge that ran along the coast. I could hear Obama speaking, but was not interested and finally ended up on the edge of a beach.

It was now dark, and the low clouds brought an occasional mist. Below the distant horizon, a huge fire burned offshore. I knew it was caused by a well test. A drilling rig struck gas and they were testing it for pressure and volume. The bright light in the distance signified success and prosperity. I felt joy knowing the drilling crew was successful.

As I wandered along the beach, I realized I was walking under a large pier. People waited among the columns, cooking small meals by fires, or just gathering in small groups. I didn't know what they were saying, but I knew why they were there. They were hoping for a share of the coming boom and anticipating an opportunity.

I finally ended my wandering by the surf line. Just above the surf were numerous shallow graves with make-shift crosses. A few bodies, mummified by sand were scattered in the area. I knew these were those that had given up everything for the chance of fortune, but failed and were now only memories of those that pushed on.

At this point I awoke. I couldn't fall back asleep, since the dream was so vivid. I rose, went and made some tea and sat for a long time just going over the dream. I finally went back to bed, but woke this morning with the dream on my mind.

So, here’s my analysis:

The fire break in the valley signifies the futile, wasted efforts of the current administration. All the efforts to prevent disaster created a disaster. To make matters worse, the leader, Barack Obama, is clueless, self-absorbed and unable to realize his legacy is of incompetence. The final result is wasted resources for useless projects.

The beach is the beginning of what is to come. The oil well over the horizon is the start of future prosperity and those on the beach are those that are unwilling to accept useless, wasted lives if there’s wealth to be had with effort. Some failed, but others were going on. They wanted success and they would sacrifice for the opportunity.

Prophecy? Maybe, but it’s more of a logical conclusion to current events. Progressivism has never succeeded. Central authority, with rationed resources, always leaves a few with power they can’t control. It consumes, destroys rational thought and the result is appalled citizens who will reject the concept and demand liberty from the capricious, arbitrary decisions of demented leaders.

The founders of the United States were aware of the dangers of an out of control government. They found their own original government was ruthless with the quest for power and wealth. People died for no other reason than to object to what they considered unfair treatment. In response they revolted and succeeded in removing the chains of servitude demanded by their British rulers. This is why the second amendment was placed in the Bill of Rights. It’s the fail safe clause and the founders knew it was more than important.

I wonder what precipitated the dream. I’m thinking current events played a big part. My personal income fell, due to increases in health insurance, and the passage of the New Year guarantees increases in my share of Fica and taxes as the lower tax rates of the Bush era expire. The additional costs of living over the last few years already took a big bite from my frozen salary and the forecast for my economic future is not as bright as it should be. To worsen this situation, I’m spending a huge amount of time helping my mother, who has an income even more precarious than my own. If necessary, I can adapt, but she is already at the point there isn't much room for increased costs and I worry about reductions in the government insurance programs that were financed for generations by her parents, my father and all the relatives that passed away without ever taking a penny from the Ponzi schemes of foolish legislatures that have long passed.

I’m appalled by the out of control spending by the federal government. I’m infuriated by the wasting of resources on illegal aliens and people that learned to game the system. Many don’t work and collect government money through bogus ailments created by unethical doctors and attorneys. They profit from the hard work of people that don’t deserve the malicious thievery and greed by bureaucrats and politicians.

Things will change, although how the changes happen will only be determined by future events. The government will stop borrowing money, whether by choice or by force from an incensed citizenry or fiduciary demands of those who were willing to take the risk of loaning money to the United States. Borrowing money to waste is never fiscally responsible. Such practices always end and the results are never pleasing.

My mother always said: “The pendulum swings both ways and it never swings gently.” True words and the pendulum has reached the top of the swing; starting in the other direction. The changes to come will be necessary and the signs of these changes should be a sobering warning for those that reside in the ideasphere of Washington D.C. The most ominous is the accumulated sales of firearms for three years taking place in three months. People fear their government and they’re reacting accordingly. It shouldn't be this way and those that have authority due to the tolerance of the citizens may find the tolerance has ended.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Flaky Internet

I've had some brilliant observations to share, but the internet has been flaky, which causes some consternation, interspersed with expletives and sips of scotch. The exact problem is not determined at this time, but I'm diligently making efforts to solve the problem.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the humans and bots that read my blog.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


In my world, that I like to think as normal, devastation is when a family member has an unexpected illness, or accident. That, or something like a severe weather event leaves people homeless, or suffering from the loss of a family member.

Not in Hollywood. Apparently, since Anne Hathaway gave a photographer a glimpse of here hoo-hoo, while leaving a car, she is finding the event devastating. All I can say is that it's a good thing a boob didn't fall out during the process. If that had happened, she'd have been forced to spend days on the talk shows and write a book about the horrible experience.

I've Decided....

...humans don't exist on the internet. It's all an elaborate ruse. Bots are what's on the internet. If you don't believe that, look at the bottom of the main page and see that one of the most read posts is the one titled "Cantaloupe". I doubt more than three people actually read that post, but for the last three days, it's been the most read, thanks to bots.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

CRS Rears Its Ugly Head

I'm not usually obsessed by something that slips my memory, but over the last few days, I couldn't remember the name of the band that Sting was a member.

I thought about it; put it out of my thoughts; I knew it would pop up.......nope.

So, finally I told my wife, who looked at me like I was three years old and asking why women don't have penises.

It's the Police. That's the name, and I'll never forget it again.....until tomorrow. I wonder if I'll remember I forgot?

The Media Sucks

Why? They have no balance or understand their job is to report, not speculate.

The murders of the children is horrific, but the constant chatter of repeating any tidbit of information, speculation, feigned horror and disrespect to the suffering families is beyond reprehensible. They want ratings, the families want privacy, but they can't escape the constant reminder loved children and family members were murdered.

Is there nothing else happening? Is the video of a child using a sword to remove the head of a tied prisoner not horrific enough to report? What about the fact Hillary may not testify of the murders in Libya? How about the economy?

Bleh. The media sucks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No Medal of Honor

The marines that were there, said Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who had a severe head wound, pulled a grenade to his body, which kept the rest of his squad from dying.

Leon Panetta, and pencil pushers decided the forensic evidence indicated the head wound was so severe, he was dead and couldn't have pulled the grenade to his body.

So, no Medal Of Honor for Peralta.

Personally, I think they should take Panetta, his pencil pushers, grease their butts and drop them into rural Iraq. First one out with proof they weren't raped anally gets to lick the floors of the Marine barracks of their choice.

Right to Work

Michigan is now a "right to work" state. People can work anywhere, whether union or not, and not be forced to pay union dues.

All in all, that's the way things should be, in my opinion. Unions can serve a very useful purpose, but not while demanding money and using a government body to dictate everyone should belong. If they have something to offer that people want, they'll make the effort to join. If not, then they can suffer the consequences.

I know the unions will cause problems, including using violence in an attempt to regain power. It won't work. People eventually become horrified of the thuggery and the biggest loser will be the unions. Instead of promoting a path to a successful career, they'll be perceived as promoters of organized crime and the members will be tainted forever as criminals.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fiscal Cliff

According to the media, we're teetering on the "fiscal cliff". At the end of the year, due to automatic tax hikes and supposed spending cuts, the economy will become a bigger mess and the supposed recovery will stop.

Personally, I haven't seen any change in the economy. In fact, due to increased prices and costs, I've been sliding backwards for a few years. My wages stalled years ago, yet everything I buy is more expensive.

Government employment is around 4%, while the private sector is still at a reported 7.7%, which I suspect is a boilerhoused number. Otherwise, those that depend on the productivity of individuals are enjoying a better economy due to the increased spending/stealing of government entities. This isn't good.

So, things aren't forecast to be very good after the first of the year. From my perspective, things haven't been good for a long, long time.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Big Legged Woman

Disclaimer: No big legged woman was harmed during the writing of this poem.  Resemblance to anyone living is purely  coincidental and unintended.....unless it was you blocking a traffic lane. 

She was a pigeon-toed big legged woman.
Walking along the road.
One leg stuck out in traffic, the other an over-sized load.

Maybe she was carrying groceries
Maybe it was well earned booze.
Maybe it was all new garments
Maybe it was some wood.

Her oak trunk thighs were rubbing her stretch pants slowly away.
The traffic slowed in deference
Since their insurance was still unpaid.

We all gawked in silent wonder
We all turned quickly away
We didn't want to cause any problems
On such a lovely,warm, late autumn day.

So the pigeon-toed big legged woman
Waddled silently home.
We were all completely thankful
She decided to walk alone.

Living With The Consequences

Everyone is the culmination of their life experiences. Some are blessed and some seemed to be cursed from birth. While some have every luxury offered, others may struggle to only survive.

So, life can bring everything, or kick you until you're a nearly unconscious wreck in the gutter. Neither is final and neither is the future. Consequences are faint memories of the past and the future is waiting to be shaped by you.  

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Worm is Turning

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for airing an edited 911 call.  The edited call had an obvious effect on public perception and NBC will find it was expensive - whether intentional, or not.

A digital police photo was reluctantly released during discovery for the upcoming criminal trial. In the photo, Zimmerman's face clearly shows injuries, which I would think lead a rational prosecutor to reserve their efforts to prosecute. However, that's not what happened. Political posturing took precedence and the zeal of advancement clouded the judgement of people that are expected to be unwilling to place political aspirations ahead of justice.

So here we are. Zimmerman's life is forever changed for the worse, except for a possible monetary judgement, which could allow him to survive for the rest of his life out of the public arena. He might be convicted, but I have no doubt an appeal will bring even more evidence of a unbridled prosecutor with a personal agenda. That won't play well at the appellate level; especially with the suit for damages.

If Zimmerman loses in the criminal court, the civil court may be his vindication and any attempts by the defendant (NBC) to settle will only further prove there was a deliberate attempt to railroad Zimmerman for gain.

We'll eventually learn the outcome. Personally, I think this has been a fiasco and those involved with attempting to prosecute Zimmerman have made a huge mistake. Time will tell, but in the future, things will change and I doubt those unwilling to admit their mistakes will find their efforts yielded any gains.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I had to spend a few minutes thinking what inspired me to think of writing today. I knew it was something I felt was important enough to write about, but I just couldn't retrieve the thought - until just now.

We were retrofitting some bridge rail on a small bridge on a city street. The old rail - which was probably placed in the 40's - was inadequate according to the newest standards.

Anyway, we closed the road at both ends, since the amount of room to work was more than one lane would allow. To accomplish this task, we placed a type three barricade (two legs, three horizontal panels, with reflective tape) with a sign that stated: "Road Closed" at locations which allowed the traffic plenty of time to make the right decision and take another route.

I'll need to digress a little at this point. Yesterday, when the job started, we did the same thing. We had the usual drivers that were a little inconvenienced, but what really caught my attention were the eighteen wheeled trucks and trailers with full loads trying to use the road. Since the bridge is load restricted to weights far below the allowable limits for large trucks, and there are signs stating this fact, I wondered about the truck drivers. Don't they know it's dangerous? How about the huge fines they could face? If they're illiterate, how can they read their gauges and know they're out of fuel?

Today, after about an hour of work, my ears caught the sound of approaching traffic. At the time, we had a one ton truck, a loaded 25 foot gooseneck trailer and a boat load of equipment in the middle of the road. Beside the huge obstruction, the truck had a high intensity visi-bar on the roof, which can be seen for miles.

I looked up to find four cars approaching the job site. I just stood up, held out my arms and said: "What?"

The first car had driven around the barricades and the other three followed like ducks behind their mother. They had no place to go, except back the way they came. So, they did.

As they pulled up, backed, pulled up, backed, pulled up, backed and finally arrived in the right direction to go the way they came, I noticed they cheerfully smiled, waved and mouthed words of apology...not really. They weren't happy, although I really didn't care. In fact, I felt moments of extreme happiness as I watched them realize their foolishness, showed their anger (even well dressed people, in nice cars, have a salty vocabulary) because I had the audacity to make their road safer, and hoped they were late because they were so arrogant to think I put up barricades to intentionally ruin their day.

There's a lesson to be learned here, but I doubt seriously those drivers have enough mental clarity to understand. They're too least they think they are.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Media Irony

The liberal segment of the media is not doing really well financially. Those that read, or watch these outlets are not as plentiful as in the past.

The progressive line of thinking - originally a response to harsh work, and living conditions introduced by an industrialized society - promotes better conditions for those that turn the bolts and grease the wheels. It's a noble idea, but the use of government to instill these social changes has unacceptable results: People that produce are now outnumbered by those that don't. They labor, only to watch neighbors, and entire sections of society, basically live a life that demands nothing and expect their stipend without any effort on their part. To make matters worse, politicians become very wealthy, while those that create the money the politicians take without remorse, struggle to pay the enormous costs associated with taxes, regulations and inflation created to fund the "social programs" that allow laziness and irresponsible behavior.

So here we are, with the progressive, liberal media in the process of finding out even the most ill-informed realize the media's culpability in destroying the path to a life that allows more than what the government decides is best. People that dream of financial sustainability know the media is responsible for helping remove this possibility and respond by not subscribing to, or watching, the media outlets with the most obvious progressive agenda.

Meanwhile, the supposedly well informed media is not accepting responsibility, attacking those that actually have a productive function in society and rationalizing their actions. I find that ironic. Those that have the best resources to provide accurate information are feckless, uninformed shills to a failed social experiment. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Thoughts Just Aren't Coming

Maybe it's because there are so many and pulling individual thoughts is too complicated. It's that, or my thoughts have been too dark for the last few weeks. Constantly revealing dark thoughts defeats creativity, unless the goal is a foreboding tale of despair, with defeat.

Anyway, eventually the drought of creativity will end. Hopefully soon.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Quick Math

The cost of doing business includes the cost of taxes. Increased costs, from whatever source, are passed on to consumers. Higher taxes? Higher prices to anyone that buys anything.

So, when taxes go up in January, anything bought will increase in price. Individuals - even those that pay no taxes - will have less money in their pockets, due to higher costs. Political entities will have more money to waste and too damned many people will continue to exist without realizing they're greasing the wheels of an economy that's rolling downhill at an alarming rate.

It's easy math, and I'm sure it's too far above the head of many teachers, or they're unwilling to stop embracing the political agenda that eventually ends the need of their services. Either way, the final outcome is the same.

Maybe I'm off in left field, but since I can't spend my way out of debt, how in the world can anyone be so dumb to think the cumbersome, inefficient government can do so with success?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When You Really Think About It....'s getting more appalling every day. Considering how screwed up most things have become, the Zombie Apocalypse is looking more and more like a vacation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

After Almost Four Decades of Work...

...I'm getting much less tolerant of egotistical people - without a clue - that think they're experts at doing things because they've watched them being done. These type of people need lessons in humility.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

$1.4 Billion

A new book details the extravagant and wasteful spending of the Obama White House and includes the above figure as how much it cost the taxpayers last year to fund this obvious lack of concern for those that pay the tab.

Food stamp use has increased dramatically; the loss of value of the dollar due to the borrowing of money and inflation is in the double digits; actual unemployment is still in the double digits; long term employment is being eliminated due to Obamacare; and the taxpayer is left with the thought of how $1.4 billion was spent on a President that supposedly is a champion for those that work.

I don't know about you, but I'm insulted. Besides the insult, I'm angry at the media for ignoring this fact, amazed at the blissful ignorance of too many U.S. citizens and wonder how in the hell anyone could have voted for someone that figuratively pisses on them daily.

Time will tell how this plays out, but anyone with the tiniest bit of sense will understand how this arrogance carries over into policy and the common taxpayer is considered a serf to the man that wants to be king. If you aren't mad, you're probably a dumbass.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Advice For Those With Aging Family Members

The tax increases in the near future will affect the elderly much more severely than most know. Increases in taxes from investment income will place a dent in their income. While this may seem like only a worry for the rich, you're wrong. With the terrible rates offered by CD's, many people moved their savings into other investments. When you add the lackluster performance of the stock market, inflation, increased prices and increasing medical costs, those that live on fixed income are facing some rough times.

I know the young have very little idea of what this means. My advice is they do some research, ask their older relatives for suggestions and make strong efforts to change the way the elderly are treated. Sooner or later, they'll be older and will feel the pains of surviving on limited resources with diminishing abilities. How they shape the future will be determined by their involvement with the older population at this time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

As Changes Happen

I've had a lot on my mind after the last election. There's the feeling of impending changes that will shape the nation. Good changes? That depends on you outlook. Personally, I think they will be good.

Back in the late 70's and early 80's, there were very small groups of people warning of the fiscal problems we now face and the danger of wandering away from the mandates of the Constitution. People laughed, shook their heads and ignored the warnings.

So, here we are. The warnings are reality, but there are not tiny groups of people concerned; millions are and they are the people that make things happen in this country. That's a huge change and a good one.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fog and Driving

The national news has stories about a traffic pileup on IH 10, which happened a few miles from my house.

I've driven this section for a sizable portion of my life. The fog can get so heavy, visibility is reduced to less than a dozen feet, which leaves the paradox: Slow down and get run over, or smash into another car. Apparently, too many decided to avoid the slow down process and accomplished a pileup with over one hundred vehicles. Two are reported dead and dozens are in hospital; some with severe injuries.

I have no advice.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Thoughts

There's much to be thankful for, but time changes the event of Thanksgiving. Where the past brought huge family gatherings, the scattering of lives leaves less to attend and more moments to cherish. We are human and eventually pass on, which means our experiences eventually fade to obscurity and diminishing memories.

If you have family, spend some time with them, even if it's only a phone call. If not, spend time with friends. The short moments and opportunities to visit are limited and you can never take any for granted. If you are religious, thank God for you blessings and spend your time with those you care about as though you may never see them again.

Bless you all that visit my blog. I'm thankful for your time; it's a precious commodity and I'm blessed by your thoughts.

That Ain't Cream Floating To The Top

Washington D.C. is a fine example of what's wrong with the entire United States. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed what little media attention is being given to the Libyan murders is concentrating on the "he said, she said, they said" drivel about the statements by Susan Rice and Obama that now have been proven to be lies? Also, have you noticed that they're avoiding the fact that four U.S. citizens were murdered, while being watched by people that are supposed to protect them? If not, you should. If they'd allow a U.S. Ambassador to be murdered, your chances of being murdered by a terrorist group are greatly increased. They'd rather see you die than admit they're feckless political hacks that should be in jail.

I was wandering around the internet and this story appeared about Gen. Carter Ham. Apparently, during the events that led to the murders in Libya, he was relieved of command because he wanted to send assistance. Since he knew what happened, and said Obama lied about giving a clear directive to secure the people in Benghazi, I'm betting he's feeling remorse about ignoring all the orders and sending help anyway. What could they do? Relieve him of his command? 

This puts Obama and Patraeus in a new light. One, or both, intentionally allowed terrorists to murder U.S. citizens. That's criminal and they should be prosecuted.  

The Bots are on a Rampage

The bots have been visiting my site quite a bit over the last few days. I don't know if it's a particular post that gets their attention, or if they roam in packs and I just happen to appear as the weakest prey.

Paul McCartney and Turkey

Sir McCartney thinks we shouldn't eat turkey. I think he should go back to the U.K. and retire.

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Health, Retirement and Irony

The government is going out of its way to make sure I stay healthy and live for a long time. I guess this is good, but it's also ironic they're going out of their way to make sure I don't have any retirement resources until I'm much older. Otherwise, they want me to live a long time, pay a lot of money towards retirement and not get any of the benefits.

I have a solution to what appears as wasted money. How about we just come up with an age that is the final age we live? Say 75 years old. If you go before that, so be it. If not, you have a big party, everybody says goodbye and you get a shot that lets you peacefully pass on.

Now, this plan would be good, except it should only apply to members of the private sector. Bureaucrats and politicians would go at 40, which I consider a generous effort on my part, since it's 2 1/2 years past the halfway point of the private sector. They produce absolutely nothing and demand what I consider an exorbitant amount of my labor to satisfy their destructive agenda. Giving them more than half a life is more than generous.

I know you're wondering how this applies to the military. The solution is simple. If the military member is a combat officer, they get the 75 year cutoff. Those that are bureaucratic paper pushers, or only have an administrative position, they get the 40 year cutoff.

How about the local and state public sector? Those that serve a function that actually has a real meaning, such as repair crews, get the 75 year cutoff. Those that only exist to create, or push another piece of paper go at 40.

Of course, my solution would have to be retroactive. Otherwise, if agreed upon, those bureaucrats and politicians beyond the age of 40 would have to go immediately. It's nothing personal, and best. They're way past the point of doing anything even close to productive, and their retirement burdens need to be lowered through attrition. I know we'll have to help their survivors, but in the future, nobody that is basically useless will ever reach the retirement age. Think of the money saved and how many double dippers would never be allowed the cushy pensions that the private sector never receives.

Are you thinking: "How will our country ever survive without all those politicians and bureaucrats?" If so, the answer is: Not only would it survive, it would flourish and I doubt seriously there would be many people that would aspire to be a politician or bureaucrat. That's a good thing. After all, they're just warts on the ass of progress anyway.

I know some reading may be, or have a family member past the age of 75. Anyone 45, or older, gets a fifty year grace period to decide whether they want to protest the rule, or long as they're not a politician or a bureaucrat.

Pause For Some Logical Thinking

Susan Rice, according to the current string of false statements, only repeated what she was allowed to know.

Okay, let's look beyond this and analyze other members involved:

Obama knew. While those that told him didn't tattoo it on the back of his hand for proof; he was told. No matter how he tries to get out of this, it's the truth and anyone that believes otherwise must really spend more money on their substances.

Hillary Clinton knew. She heads the Department of State and has the security clearance.

Now, let's get to the logical part: Since the current story is that flunkies briefed Susan Rice with her talking points, can you actually believe such flunkies have security clearances and can operate without oversight from either the President or the Secretary of State?

 I didn't think so. Now, no matter what you see on television, at the least, the President and the Secretary of State have deliberately misled you on the murders of four U.S. citizens in Libya. Take it how you want it. If you're comfortable with such things, I caution  you to the fact they're both overseas bargaining for treaties that could change your life forever. If you're not concerned, you're as dumb as a box of rocks.

Do You Know?

Who counts your votes locally? Do you have any idea? Do you know anyone that actually performs this task? I doubt it, but I'm betting you'd be shocked to know who it is and furious if you knew how shoddy the actual count is performed.

I'm for only physically appearing to vote - including military - who can vote at their assigned location with proper ballots. After you vote, you get purple paint for you finger.

I'm thinking this would change many things and the final result will be some scallywags getting severe punishment for attempting to subvert the vote.

Nuts and Bolts

If the U.S. is a machine, I'm part of the group that turns the nuts and bolts. We're necessary and the more we're hurt by the crummy economy, the more the machine lacks the care needed to run efficiently.

We may not seem important, but we are and we're pissed.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finger Pointing

The White House says they provided information about the terrorist attack in Libya as the intelligence community released the information. So, they're pointing a finger at those that gathered the intelligence they passed on, but those that proved intelligence reported they briefed the White House, who remained quiet about the absurd reports from Susan Rice as she made the talk show circuit like a spurned television preacher's wife.

Who do you believe? Who is telling the truth? If you expect any truth to surface, you better light another one and find a better supplier. They're all lying. The original intent of suppressing the information was an obvious effort to help the campaign of Obama and four U.S. citizens are still dead, with their families being treated like mushrooms.

Time always reveals what is hidden. Hopefully, we won't have to wait until a few tons of granite erodes until the truth is revealed. Somebody needs to be punished for allowing murder due to their neglect.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Israel Is Under Attack

In the past, the constant bombarding of Israel would have received more attention from the media. While it's not being reported as in the past, the final outcome will be the same. As in the 1967 war, somebody is going to get their ass kicked and Israel will be the kicker.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Unclassified Talking Points

Well, Susan Rice went on national television and spouted unclassified talking points about the attack in Benghazi, which makes it all okay.

Now everyone can sleep again, or go see their mistress, or go campaigning, or steal some more from the taxpayers, or lie about just about anything. Everything is okay.

Michelle and the Unions Killed The Twinkie Kid

News flash: Due to the efforts of Michelle Obama and members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, the Twinkie Kid has been found murdered. In the future, children all over the world will never know the kind young cowboy, or enjoy the tasty snack he promoted.

May he rest in peace.

The Critters Are Loose

I was talking with a coworker yesterday, that brought up an interesting point: He thinks the press, since they DO have a lot of power, enjoys the character destruction of people. If so, there's a feeding frenzy in the near future. The water has plenty of chum and those in the water are wounded at the least.

Let the feeding begin.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Really Happened?

Benghazi was dangerous, as we all know, but the biggest danger was with U.S. citizens mistakenly feeling secure and trusting their government to provide protection from terrorists.

Meanwhile, during the event that led to the murder of four U.S. citizens, it appears that besides Obama campaigning instead of doing his job, top military officials were dallying with their mistresses instead of doing their job.

So what will happen? From my perspective, since there are so many top officials involved with the cover-up,  this will all be swept under the rug, while the media cheerleaders promote their agenda on billboards beside the road to Hell.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Put It In Perspective

There are a few things on my mind. Between the Drudge headlines of wealthy dumping assets, Walmart employees facing higher healthcare costs, the Los Angeles city council asking citizens to go meatless one day a week and the reduction in food stamps for some residents in Ohio, the only thing I can think of is you dumbass Democrats deserve it. It will only get worse and the suffering can only be blamed on those that voted for a continuation of fiscal madness.

I know there are quite a few people that are Black, Hispanic, of Asian descent or of any other demographic classification that supposedly voted for Obama that don't have clue. There are others that fit any of these, or other classification that have a strong family background, and good work ethic that now have a task to change things or face watching your peers swirl into the sewer of Socialism.

Do some research. Look up the Soviet Union, the cultural revolution, Pol Pot, and digest the failures that led to the horrible demise of millions through starvation, torture and outright murder.  You may not be willing to heed the warnings of an old white man that knows how bad things can become, but you may be willing to step up and be the group that changes things back to a Constitutional government that was created by those that started the United States. I can't do any more without your help, so it's up to you. Make some changes or be in collusion with those that are willing to sacrifice their own people for power. Mistakes may have been made this time, but the next vote may be the final time you have a choice. Think about it and make the good choices.

Most of all, read "The Federalist Papers" and the "Constitution". You don't have to go to the library; they're on the internet. Read those, digest the beauty of a Constitutional Republic and remember those that forged this great nation were all subjects to tyranny that pales in comparison to what you face. They fought for liberty and it's slipping away.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Long Hard Week

I have a lot on my mind, but I'm tired. I'd write down how many hours I worked, but I'm too tired to summarize 5 days of work in 3 days.

I've heard noises about Petraeus resigning due to an affair with a woman that had access to his email. If you consider the security risk, the fact he was supposedly examined carefully before being allowed to be head of the CIA and the rotten lying sacks of shit in office right now, maybe this will be the start of the hard fall this administration deserves. May it hurt and may there be no survivors.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Some Thoughts

One nagging thought I had during the entire campaign was "business as usual" would prevail, things would plod along and - when the wheel fell off - it would be further down the road. The wheel fell off last night and I'm thinking the repairs will be by those willing to work. The riders, since they'll be the first kicked off, will grumble, kick some dust and threaten, but will still be left behind.

Another thing: I feel most people are good, honest and want to do the right thing. Over time, if they're aware of things that are wrong, their conscience gets the best of them, and they speak their mind, or reveal things that just aren't right. With that in mind, I'm thinking many of those that have been silent will refuse to be silent any longer. What they reveal will not be good for those that choose the wrong path.

There are a lot of things wrong with the United States, but there are more things that are right. The system isn't broken; it needs some maintenance and I have the feeling it will start soon.

The Dark Cloud in the Silver Lining

I know many of the Obama voters are clueless. Also, due to ignorance, many are thinking of how things will become better. What most don't realize is that after January 1, 2013, everyone will have a bigger slice of their paycheck going to Social Security. Another thing: everyone will pay more in income taxes, since the temporary tax cuts prove their temporary status and end.  Otherwise, in a depressed economy, the purchasing power of anyone that works will decrease. To add insult to injury, there will be new penalties for those without health insurance.  The economic shock to the economy will be tremendous.

Now, this may not seem like much to many people, but the outcry will be more substantial than many realize. The result will be a deep feeling of betrayal and a realization that things aren't better. How this plays out will be interesting at best. More than likely, we'll go into recession, if not depression. Considering the amount of national debt, the devaluation of the dollar will continue and the added decrease in spending power of a paycheck will lead to some very pissed off people.

Hold on children, the ride may get bumpy. For those that voted for this madness, there is no forgiveness. The changes placed in motion may lead to things that you deserve. I'll enjoy your misery.

When Things Don't Work

I've dealt with public employees and bureaucracy during my life. In general, my perception is of feckless organizations that exist because most people don't spend the time to analyze how their tax dollars or spent or even question why their money is being taken for what is obviously substandard work and organization.

Most of the time, the problems associated with inefficiency, waste and corruption are perceived as byproducts of a system that doesn't have the resources to compete with the private sector's lure of better money and benefits. Maybe so, in the past, but that's not how it is any longer. The public sector is paying at the level of the private sector, even better at some levels, yet the problems are worse.

So, I'll end this post with some questions: With all the obvious problems with bureaucracy and inefficiency, do you  think they do any better with handling election results and counting votes? With the possibility of election results changing the nature of public functions, do you think public employees would either be sloppy with their task of counting votes, or deliberately mismanage their position for personal gain? Do you think many in the media would intentionally fail to investigate corruption to continue an agenda?

Think about the questions, answer truthfully and then decide what you think should happen to change things you don't like.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today is the Day

So go vote, if you haven't already. Most of all, don't vote for anyone that is so much of a Democrat, they don't put their party affiliation on their campaign sign.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lame Duck Madness

The EPA, fearing a Romney victory, is burning up money to finish restrictive coal regulations.

"...More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants..."

For those of you that work in the coal industry, manufacture equipment for coal fired electrical generation power plants, service companies, or rely on the electricity from a coal fired plant, the economic impact will hurt. You are being singled out by environmental activists in the private sector and the EPA. They're punishing you for their unfounded beliefs and using the government to terrorize taxpayers.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Polls and Fact

The better of the pollsters show that it's a statistical tie between Romney and Obama. Considering the effort by many in the media to manipulate the data in the favor of Obama, all of their efforts only show Obama is losing and the final result will show a larger shift towards Romney.

Time will tell, but the media has failed to do their job. It's now our job to expose the bias,and  refuse to participate, by stopping watching their broadcasts and intentionally avoiding products advertised on media outlets that are obviously outlets for progressive propaganda. Things will never change until this happens.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Why Didn't All People Evacuate?

It's expensive to evacuate. First, you lose money because you're not working. The extra fill up, or two of gas is well over a hundred dollars. The hotel room, if you can find one, is another unplanned expense. Food is expensive.

Another thing: Unless you live a rural area, the authorities may not let you return home. Now, you not only have the evacuation expense, there's the added expense of living away from home, if you have such a place and can afford it. Your life is in limbo. You can't survey the damage, start the process of repairing, and the authorities really don't care how hard it is. They have theirs and the taxpayers pay for it.

So, some people don't evacuate, and they're most likely the ones that will need help when it's all over. To make matters worse, the current economy created more of the people that really just can't evacuate. So, you can add something else to the fiasco of the current administration. They not only created a horrible economic situation, they've given people few choices at a time when choices are important.

I Think It's Best to Boycott Nevada....

...until they get rid of Harry Reid. He's a wart on the ass of progress.

This Won't Get Your Electricity Restored

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, utility workers pulled out, after being abused by residents and even pelted with eggs.  The mayor, who made a public statement accusing the provider of taking care of wealthy customers first, will now have to provide police protection for the workers, or they won't come back.

Now, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but it seems to me it's somewhat counterproductive to chase off the crews that were in YOUR town and working on YOUR electrical service. Then again, I've don't know anything about Bridgeport and the citizens might have come down with a bad case of the dumbass.


In Rome New York City, the games must go on - no matter who has to suffer.  Between that, hungry dumpster diving citizens and the red tape preventing relief workers from entering areas to help, I'd say the progressive/democrat machine is in the ditch. If there's any undecided voters still on the fence, you have to be about as dumb as a basket of carrots not to have found your answer. If you vote for a continuation of this madness, you don't have my sympathy.

Oh yeah, Obama is back in Vegas, playing the blackjack tables campaigning. 

U.N Observers in Polling Locations

The U.N observers have decided they won't break state laws and try to "observe" the voting process. They're still whining and say it's not in line with international commitments. 

I guess I'm ignorant, but if they're worried about human rights, I think there are other places - such as North Africa and China - that require their undivided attention, in spite of the lack of  pizza and clean hotel rooms.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Paperwork

For those that actually pay federal income tax, you now have another form to fill and submit with your tax return. It's so the I.R.S. can determine if they need to fine, tax, fine ??? you for no health insurance.

On another note, a catholic bishop thinks Bide shouldn't receive communion. I don't think Biden really cares, although I would like to see the look on his face if he's ever denied communion. I'm willing to bet he calls the priest an asshole.

Things That Change Your Thoughts

Bette Midler threw a lavish Halloween party for her charity, which brings more green space to New York City.

I'm thinking the future abandoned houses will lead to some green abandoned lots when it's all over, although those people that were struggling to find something to eat, stay warm, recoup their lives and wonder what tomorrow will bring, wouldn't have felt the spirit of the event, while they suffered only miles away.

It's one of those perspective things and the perspective of the U.S. media is to avoid covering the event. If you notice, the link is from a U.K. web site, which doesn't give a rodent's fanny about the progressive agenda of the Democrats.

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Stop Panhandling

Cuomo wants the United States to pay for ALL costs associated with recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

I'll be polite: Go screw yourself. No other state has received that deal and you won't either.

Waiting for the Heartache

The news reports are showing many people still don't have access to their homes, or property. They can't survey the damage and start the process of regaining their lives.

After Ike, it was a long time before most of the residents of the Bolivar Peninsula could return. Even when they were finally allowed back in, many found nothing left. Everything that was theirs was either in debris piles across the intracoastal canal, or a miles north near a small community across Galveston Bay.

I know a few of these people. Some rebuilt; some sold the land; all lost something that can never be replaced.

I made a few trips along the Bolivar Peninsula during the cleanup operation. It was a strange sight. Large machinery piled the debris, which was hauled away. Sand was pushed into piles and relocated. Every operation had a few dozen spotters and every truck passed under an elevated tower with spotters. Their job? Look for the bodies of people that hadn't been found.

It's a bizarre sight when the power of water literally washes everything away. Nothing remains, except sand and puddles of water. When it's miles of land and you know what once was there, it brings sobering thoughts.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Sandy left substantial devastation, which is horrible for those that were involved and terrible for those of us that are already tremendously tired of the hype. To make matters worse, many in the media were affected, so the constant reporting will become a daily reminder of how they so easily forget those that were basically ignored along the Gulf Coast after the hurricanes that weren't Katrina, or didn't live in New Orleans.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

For those of you dealing with the aftermath, you have my sympathy. I know what you face and I know how frustrating the entire mess will eventually become.

May your tasks become easy and may you find peace in knowing your experience made you stronger.

Monday, October 29, 2012


That's how much is spent by federal and state governments for each household below the poverty level. Of course, a huge amount of that money was wasted or spent on bureaucracy, but what the hell, it's for the good of the country. Right?

Now, if we can only figure out how to pay the loans off to the Chinese for these "wonderful" efforts to help the downtrodden. My share is a six figure number.

Bots and What They Do

I wrote a post about the difference between natural gas and gasoline as an automobile fuel. For some reason, the bots latched on to the post over the last few weeks, which made the post appear in the "most read" part of my web page. I can only wonder why they found the page so interesting.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Personal Opinion

If you want to have a good idea of what Obama thinks of you, then follow this link and see how he spent $4700 dollars per person of your tax dollars for one dinner. The total cost was damn near  million dollars, which I'm sure means nothing to the President.

If you're not infuriated, then you're a complete idiot.

Strategy and Deception

Panetta reported his Generals felt it was too risky to send troops to rescue those under attack in Libya. Maybe, so let's examine everything to this point:

The initial, and subsequent statements from the White House and the State Department said it was a "mob" pissed about a video trailer.

Mobs don't have a chance against even a small platoon of trained soldiers. The firepower alone is enough to disperse the mob within seconds. So, there must be more.

The generals, who I can only assume were also watching the real time video from the drone, surmised the attack was organized by some military force and placing troops on the ground would lead to more troop losses than those already there. Giving the generals the benefit of the doubt, I'll assume they're qualified to make this assessment and did what was necessary to protect more soldiers from harm.

So, within the 7 hour time period of the attack, the ground action was too dangerous for U.S. troops, which prevented more losses and those that were there were collateral damage.

Now, we have an organized military action against a U.S Ambassador on foreign soil, who only had hired security on an anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the United States. This makes me ask: Who was in charge of protection? Why was the military watching this area with a drone? What was the ambassador doing in an area he knew was dangerous? Why did the President continue to say it was a mob reaction to a video; he even made this part of a U.N. speech. Why hasn't the Pentagon done the right thing and remove these generals from their post pending an investigation?

Most of all, since this area was so dangerous, how did CNN reporters manage to safely enter the consulate and retrieve the ambassador's diary?

This all stinks. Nobody makes this much of an effort to hide facts unless there's a political motivation or illegal actions were underway before the attack. From what I can surmise, in a 7 hour time period, a well organized foreign military group attacked United States positions in a successful effort to retrieve something they felt was important. Time will tell if we ever find out what it was, but I have a feeling those involved were very high in the food chain; maybe all the way to the top of the White House.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Know they Felt Lonely Before the End

The newest of the new is the revelation of emails that show the State Department and the White House either ignored critical information, or were too wrapped up in electioneering and whatever else they happen to do when they're saying they're doing their job; and not.

I've described a brush with a mob during my own life. In my experience, there were no armed assailants, rockets or cowardly "guards" to help worsen the violence. Also, there were no supposed friendly forces to watch and do nothing while we were attacked.

The Obama Administration, some military officers and anyone else that's been quiet about what happened in Libya are cowards, traitors and downright low life pieces of shit for not doing anything to help during the seven hours of the attack. When it's all said and done, no punishment is severe enough for those involved. May God have mercy on their souls because I would have none to offer.

I can only imagine how lonely they felt during the last minutes when they knew the greatest nation on the planet had ignored their plight. May they rest in peace and may their families see justice served on those that left them to die.

Earthquake Scientists Get Six Years

The story is all over the internet about Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake. The general consensus is that the verdict is ridiculous, which is may be, but without all the information, I'm not going to agree.

We've had scientists warning of terrible destruction and hardship due to anthropogenic global warming. The costs due to this warning and the hardships due to new regulations are tremendous, yet the newest data suggest the earth hasn't warmed any in the last 16 years.

So, I have no idea what the scientist proclaimed or guaranteed, so their sentence may fit for fraud or misuse of public funds. Time will tell, but with the AGW proclamations, many scientists have joined the ranks of snake oil salesmen and their preying on the ignorance of the general public is unconscionable. Personally, there are a few I think should be discredited and not allowed any public funds for their salaries or research.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Debate Last Night

I watched some of the debate, but found I was so disgusted with the President, I couldn't watch any longer.

The truth:

-The economy is not better.
-The military is shrinking.
-Health Care is more expensive than ever and the new regulation are driving costs higher.
-The Middle East is in a constant state of turmoil. Religious terrorists and ruthless dictator killed thousands. To add to this constant erosion of freedom, Iran is in the final stages of having enough high grade fissionable material for a nuclear bomb.
-Due to "quantitative easing", which is the increase of money, without any real backing, the dollar has devalued tremendously over the last three years. To put it in perspective, the amount of gold required to purchase oil has changed only slightly. The amount of dollars required has increased substantially. Otherwise, the value of anything, including labor, has been reduced. Workers make the same money, yet it only buys a portion of what it once purchased.
- The Senate has reached a point where it does little and only contributes to the problems by stopping legislation from proceeding.
- Federal agencies are dictating policy with administrative rules. Congress is being bypassed and the effect is a reduction of freedom and increase in costs to do business.

Obama failed as a President and the United States is suffering due to his failures. The debate only reinforced my belief he would say anything, regardless of whether it's the truth and with disregard to the consequences.

Are you better off than four years ago? I'm not and I don't personally know anyone that is.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Austerity and Ice Cream

I read a story a few years ago (I don't know if it's true) about two elementary children running for class President. The winner announced they would give everyone free ice cream, which led to their victory.

That's politics at the simplest level; promises that can't be kept and the failure of the politicians to be honest. Tell people what you think they want to know, whether it's realistic, or not.

In Europe, riots are almost a constant occurrence over austerity. The lack of money, wasteful spending and promises to people that could never be met have created an economic situation that has only a few outcomes. All end in the same way: no money, no free stuff and survival might be a little tough over the next few years. Fiscal irresponsibility has ended at the only place it can end.

So, pensions may not be paid; free public funds will end; economies are in turmoil; private business is leaving; people that have only made half-hearted efforts to work are without skills; and there is no clear end in sight.

Oh yeah. There's no free ice cream. Never was; never will be.

Crystal Clear

Years ago, when I was working offshore, there was an evening that was so unique, I never saw another.

It was after the day crew completed their work. Everyone was settling in and I was the only person outside the living quarters. It was early winter, so the passage of a front would start with the rough seas from the southeast caused by the approaching storm, the eventual frontal passage, and the choppy seas from the north, which would eventually subside. The progression would repeat, until the season ended and summer returned.

I stood at the rail at the east end of the platform. The sky was a solid deck of high cirrus clouds that obscured the setting sun. With absolutely no wind, the gulf was still without so much as a ripple. The only sound was the low rumble of the generators on the production platform and the occasional fog horn from the numerous satellite wells scattered for miles around.

The air was perfectly clear. Without the summer haze, or mist that hugged the water when the weather was rough, the horizon was a distinct line. The platforms, and a ship on the horizon,  that were usually hazy blobs in the distance stood out distinctly. Even through binoculars, the usual wavy appearance caused by the atmosphere in turmoil was not to be found.

The sunset was a gradual darkening. There were no brilliant colors, or distinct moment when the sun finally slipped below the horizon. As the darkness progressed, clear points of light appeared from the platforms and the ship that eventually disappeared over the horizon.

Over the night, an approaching front brought winds from the east, which slowly shifted southward and caused the Gulf to start the slow churn that would eventually bring large swells from the southeast. The event was over, and so special, it was imprinted on my memory forever.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Irony is Strong

The First Lady, in a speech, said that "every single child in this country is worthy" after talking of the importance of birth control.

I wonder if she knows it's hard to have a worthy child if you abort them before they're born? (I'm being facetious. Of course she knows. She also knows she can't raise any money, unless she says ridiculous things to her fellow democrats.)

Undecided Voters

I really don't think there are any undecided voters. Even if there were, they would be so dense, they'd never find their way to the their voting precinct, or forget to mail their ballot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Simple Decision

The President has a simple decision to make: fire those instrumental in the debacle in Libya and the public statements after the event. So, this means he needs to fire Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice.

Of course, the President won't fire the two people that know he was fully aware of what could, and did happen in Libya. He can't and he's now in a position without any escape. While he may wriggle, squirm and hope this will go away, it never will. Millions of U.S. citizens are outraged and demanding to see some heads roll. I have a feeling the intelligence community will supply the information required to make this happen. They've been blamed for too many things and I doubt they have any loyalties to those in power. In the end, this entire administration will be held accountable, and should be.


Michelle Obama states we're in the middle of a "huge recovery". Meanwhile, in the real world, the Senate Budget Committee has statistics form the Bureau of Labor Statistics that show for every job that was created, ten jobs were lost. 

I don't about you, but the lying, misrepresentation and obvious effort of deceit is beginning to wear thin.  The Obama Administration has pissed off trillions of dollars and should be accountable.

I'm Not Buying It

Hillary says the lack of security in Libya was her responsibility.

"...This was a many-hour ordeal that we were all involved in, and I was deeply concerned as you would obviously assume, to hear about an attack," she said. Not only was the picture coming out of Libya murky, but also, "Then we couldn't find Ambassador Stevens, and we were trying desperately to figure out what happened to him and to Sean Smith and to the others who were there..."

Deeply concerned? Yes she was. She was, and is, concerned about her legacy. If she was so concerned, why was there almost no security in Benghazi? Why did the State Department ignore the requests for more security? Why did she make the ridiculous statement a riot caused by a video escalated and led to the murders? Why did she continue to allow this explanation to be accepted for a week after the attack?

Responsible? You damn right Hillary Clinton is responsible. Why is she still operating in an official capacity when it's obvious she isn't qualified to run a Tupperware party? If she thinks this will somehow vindicate her actions, she's wrong. This only confirms every citizen of the United States is in danger due to the ass-clowns in this President's administration.

Monday, October 15, 2012

This Makes Me Wonder

In my corner of the world, they have a hallucinogenic mushroom that grows in old cow manure. I think somebody put some in the First Lady's salad.  That would explain a lot of things.

When All Else Fails, Tap Dance

Hillary stated on Friday, during a speech, that the "Libyans and Arabs have firmly rejected the extremist argument". This, I suppose, will be proven, or not, over the next few years. However, my question is: What about the poor security problem that led to the murder of four U.S. citizens? Who was in charge? Why did you, and other government officials claim it was a riot due to a video? When are you going to answer these question?

There's a huge group of the mainstream media I now place as co-conspirators of this cover up. Otherwise, they're criminals and there's nothing too horrendous for their punishment. They're just as guilty as the terrorists.

So, Who Wins This Disagreement?

The Catholic Church, more or less, stated that Biden is full of crap, which caused a response from the Obama Campaign. 

While I don't know what the Catholic Bishops can do, I'd think they'd at least excommunicate Biden and the rest of the progressive politicians. I know I would. That, and a restraining order for any of the Catholic properties. Now, that would get their attention. When you piss off God, you don't have anywhere to hide.

Shovel Ready

Nobody realized that "shovel ready" meant shoveling cash into the money pit. ...well maybe not "nobody". I knew it was a waste, but nobody pays attention to what I know.

Of course, there is ONLY eleven million dollars of fraud to this point, but with 1,900 open investigations, I'm betting more illegal waste will be found.

Never mind the entire waste the stimulus actually represents. It's only borrowed money and your kids can pay the note.  Don't worry about them; they have your Social Security obligation to play with. Do the math: if you're dead, there is no obligation and they have your estate to liquidate.

Hope and change - it's what turns your children into fascists.

An Inconvenient News Report

From this report, it can only be determined that much of the anthropogenic global warming believers were traipsing to the sanctuary of Al Gore to worship a false god. So, now the scientist will disagree again on the date, which when unmanipulated, points to the fact the aggregate temperature of Earth hasn't risen in 16 years.

So, the next time you see a Prious, piss on the tires. That, and do the same for any politician that's caused terrible harm to the economy with this global warming horse crap. It's only fair. They've been doing that to us for years.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Legacy of Deceit

The blame for the Libya murders has bounced around; it's even stretched out so far as to blame the Romney-Ryan campaign for making it a political issue.

The terrorists are the murderers, but the current administration allowed, if not orchestrated, the situation where U.S. citizens were left unprotected and placed in harm's way. The big question is who made the decisions?

If a subordinate made the decisions, it's tragic, but I think they would have already been exposed. Why protect the faulty decisions? Why keep this person and allow the possibility of more mistakes? Allowing this person, or persons, to stay in a capacity that endangers the safety of U.S. citizens is not acceptable. Even the most incompetent of managers would realize this and immediately terminate the position.

This hasn't happened, so the decisions that led to murders were of someone that is politically sensitive; maybe even the Secretary of State, or President. Even if they were only in charge of the decision makers, they've decided to protect, instead of being honest and admitting their failure to supervise.

We'll know before it's over. The facts will be gathered, the reports will detail the event and someone will become responsible. Even if it's a culmination of errors, some official will be revealed as having the final decision, which led to four deaths.

There's a legacy of deceit being written for this administration and it will involve the entire administration, instead of only one department. I compare it to the legacy of deceit by Nixon and his administration, except the activities resulted in death, instead of just criminal activity and dishonor. It's a terrible legacy, but it's the legacy they created. May they suffer for their actions and may history damn those involved.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's the Spending

That's the biggest problem The United States Government spends too much money. If it didn't, we wouldn't have high taxes, welfare bums, a poor business environment, unemployed workers, incompetent federal workers, excessive regulations, waste or any of the other financial problems that plague the nation.

The solution is simple, but there's a bunch of people that would have to be removed from the government body like ticks from a dog. I say it's time to start.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Now It Gets Interesting

The White House says it was never informed of the security problem in Libya, which means they shove the responsibility back towards the State Department. This now points a finger at the person that is over this department, which is Hillary Clinton. The net is being drawn in and somebody will be thrown to the wolves.

Hillary won't take this criticism. Somebody will feel her wrath and it's going to get uglier. I doubt she makes the same mistake Biden did and place responsibility on the intelligence community; I think she's smarter than that, but I may be wrong. That's not a good path to follow. I doubt anyone in the current administration is insulated from clandestine investigations by intelligence agencies and could be embarrassed, or worse.

I have to add a thought:

As the campaign draws to a close, there are indications that the Obama administration is losing daily, which will mean a substantial change in Washington. Hillary won't accept being drawn in with the losing team and will do everything to prevent being considered a failure - even if it means throwing Obama under the bus. 

We'll know in a few weeks, or sooner.

Telepathy and Turn Signals

I'm not telepathic, which is why I don't know someone is turning, if their turn signal isn't on. I know this may surprise some drivers, but it's true. It's also true the same drivers would be wondering what happened if I was telekinetic.

Carbon is Eating Our Planet

At least that's what Obama thinks. 

I'm guessing Obama slept through his science classes.

"...By the way, yes, my plan will reduce the carbon pollution that is eating our planet because climate change is not a hoax,” Obama said at a campaign rally at the Bank United Arena at the University of Miami. “More droughts and hurricanes and wildfires, that’s not a joke. That’s a threat to our children’s future, and we can do something about it...."

If he's worried about children, how come he's saddled them with so much debt?

The Vice Presidential Debate

I tried to watch, but was distracted. My thoughts were full of "what ifs", such as Ryan pulling out an air horn and giving a blast every time Biden interrupted or lied. That, and a glass of ice water to throw on the moderator when she let Biden get out of hand, or attempted to help her party of choice.

I don't know how others perceived the debate, but it wasn't a debate. If they wanted to be uncivil, they should have let the two square off in the parking lot. I think I know who would have won.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Why We Win

This will warm your heart and boost your faith in those that make the United States great. 

New Bots on the Loose

I found a new watcher perusing my blog. It's a company out of India, which according to what I can find, is a marketing research firm that scans the internet for information. It's that, or some secret government agency looking for a new place to send their jack-booted thugs.

Rotten Promoters of Voter Fraud

This link is just the start of what will become viral on the internet over the next 24 hours. A Houston regional director for Organizing for America, and also a salaried employee of the DNC, is shown on video contributing to voter fraud, which supposedly a minor problem, if you ask the Democrats.

Houston talk radio is already buzzing with the story. Whether it makes it to the alphabet network is unknown, but I have the feeling they'll report the story, or find they're perceived as promoters of criminals and their activities.

Hat's off to James O'Keefe, who threw down the gauntlet to other reporters:

"...For any journalist who would like to dismiss this report from Project Veritas as a fluke or isolated incident, James O'Keefe has a simple message: "Put your reputation on the line...."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

More on the Libyan Murders

The State Department denies it ever concluded the murders of four U.S. citizens was due to a video. Yet:

"...The Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Most notably, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said in several TV interviews five days after the attack that it appeared to be "spontaneous" violence spinning out of protests of the film.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland backed up Rice's statements in a press briefing a day later: "I would simply say that ... the comments that Ambassador Rice made accurately reflect our government's initial assessment....."

This is where it gets really interesting. With denials, retractions, outright lies and the mad scrambling to cover their butts, somebody is going to make a mistake. The truth will be revealed and those involved with covering up the truth will find their careers are ending. The next big question is where does it end? Who is the highest ranking official involved with this exposed cover up?

Personally, I think it will end up in the White House and involve the President. While he may deny any knowledge, there will be enough of his immediate advisers involved where it will be hard to sell his lack of involvement. 

Nixon pulled this same type of stunt. In an effort to protect his legacy, he weaved a web of deceit that allowed only one escape: Resignation from the Presidency and a pardon from Gerald Ford. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Buffalo Meat and the First Lady

If I was Native American, I think I might be a little irritated by this article. Supposedly, the First Lady is worried about the health of children in the United States. I'm thinking she should be worried about the depth of her ignorance.

An Analysis of the Contest

The debate last week tells much about the contest to see who shall be President. Obama failed in his attempt to debate Romney, which happens, but his reaction tells more: He's apologizing, personally attacking his opponent and allowing his campaign staff to turn his run into a circus. That's not the reaction of a champion; that's the reaction of somebody that's already beaten.

Time will tell, but Obama doesn't look like he's going to heal from this ass whipping before the next debate. If so, he's not going to look very good and his last significant act before the election might be to prove to his admiring followers he's never been the candidate they thought he was.

Price of Fuel

I think it's safe to write that most people are pissed about the price of fuel. Thanks to the wobbly dollar, increased restrictive regulations and the big push by progressives for green energy, we're finding just getting to and from work is a substantial drain on income.

The media isn't constantly reminding us of this economic hit, with conjecture and finger pointing, since their contender had a huge roll in causing this problem. I think they're hoping it will not be a big factor for the choice of the next President, but they're living on false hope. The people that have to survive won't forget on election day. 

Another thing: While the fuel prices are bad enough, most people don't realize their higher food costs can be attributed to the demand for ethanol in gasoline. Besides the loss in our food, feed prices are out of control due to shortages, thanks to ethanol requirements. Meanwhile, we pay subsidies, which is the only reason ethanol manufacturing hasn't gone bust. Ethanol cannot survive in the free market, so we're forced to pay for the production with tax dollars.

I see a lot of Obama, or other progressive election signs in yards. I don't know about you, but I have to control my reactions and wonder how people can be so stupid. Then again, Obama wasn't elected by the sharpest knives in the drawer. I can only hope the worst of them will realize their error, make amends and jump off the nearest bridge.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I Wonder What Happens Next?

It's apparent that the big television blitz by Susan Rice after the murder of 4 U.S. citizens in Libya was full of statements that can only be described as crap.

This report confirms there was knowledge by Washington powers to be right after the murders that terrorism was involved. In fact, one Hillary's staff member gave the briefing.  Meanwhile, Hillary gives statements it was the result of a unplanned reaction to a video nobody saw. This makes me wonder if she knew, or was just plodding along with her usual amount of incompetence.

So, what happens next? My thinking is that they'll back peddle until after the election, with the hope they can be vindicated by lies if Obama is elected for a second term. This may work for the short term, but someone will pay for this willful act of incompetence, or deliberate deceit.

If This Was Auto Workers....

...there would be panic, constant news feeds and enough conjecture to fill up a stadium. Instead, the fact that over a million construction jobs disappeared under the Obama Administration is quietly swept under the rug. 

By the way: Construction is my vocation and the statistics probably fit. Construction sucks at this time. Companies are barely holding on, with many cash flowing projects (bid at cost with the hope of no mistakes) just to pay the bills. No profit; not chance of expanding; no new workers, or any real indication those that were laid off can be rehired.

While those outside the construction industry may think this has a minor effect on their life - it doesn't. Construction is the indication of a healthy economy. The shrinking of the workforce, loss of revenue to suppliers and lack of expansion is a serious problem.

Meanwhile, the EPA and OSHA, since they've managed to expand their workforce, are implementing more stringent administrative rules, which will further cause problems with the construction industry.

Autumn Makes a Strong Appearance

We had our first substantial cool front over the weekend. Saturday afternoon was hot, humid and the temperature in the low 90's.

Sunday was clear, with a low in the middle 50's and a high in the upper 60's.

This morning it's 57 and cloudy. The weather wizards forecast a high of around 72 and a warming trend.

It's autumn, which is probably like summer in many locations.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Doom and Gloom

There's a huge amount of opinion on the state of the nation. It runs from total fiscal collapse to a life of directed misery by the bureaucrats and their puppets. It's as though there's no hope and we're doomed. I don't think so.

In other countries, the acceptance of involuntary servitude, or a quality of life that is lower than what can be realized may be accepted, but not the in the United States. Our genetics don't allow this. We're the culmination of centuries of genetics that include those that refused to accept less and demanded opportunity.

Things will change, but not for the worse. Things may be tough for awhile, but we'll win. Good will prevail and we won't accept less. We're better than that.

Friday, October 5, 2012

....And I Don't Like What I See

I look in the mirror every morning. I think most everyone does, but in the past, it was the typical vanity thing and I was making sure I was presentable to the world.

Now, I'm finding I'm examining the ravages of time; the numerous lines in my face; the crows feet around my eyes; the sagging skin that's appearing on my neck and the lack of clarity in my aging eyes. I'm seeing more of my grandparents and it's a little frightening, although not for the reason of vanity.

For those that haven't experienced aging, it's a lesson in ingenuity and acceptance. What was physically well within tolerances, is now turned into strenuous efforts that lead to exhaustion. The tough labor tasks mean days of recovery, which include exhaustion and pain. Eventually these are beyond abilities and are delegated or placed on the back burner for future finances.

Aging means the errors of youth return as the realities of fate. Injuries ache on cold winter days. Poor health choices lead to major medical experiences that can bankrupt or lead to early death. Meanwhile, the efforts of daily existence continue; even if sacrifices of things once relished are required. It's a choice, I guess. Live longer, or die younger. On some days, the choices seem apparent. On others, the view of world through bifocals is distorted and unreal.

I don't know why I chose today to elaborate on this topic. Maybe the obvious change of seasons has made me realize that my life has reached late summer. The long lazy days of youth are gone and the changing colors of the foliage only forecasts the eventual empty branches that may last another season.

I've spent a lot of time with my mother for the last few years. She had some medical problems, which removed a lot of her mobility, besides her short term memory. It's an up and down thing, with the downs becoming more prevalent. Her passing is inevitable, which is something that I too will face in an amount of time that will probably be substantially less than the time I've been alive. It brings sobering thoughts, which I felt compelled to record.

There Was No Surprise

I've been reading, and watching, the reactions to the first Presidential debate. I get the feeling many are surprised by the result, which confuses me. How in the world could anyone be surprised? Obama didn't have a record of success when he ran for office; too much of the media never made any effort to examine the man, or his past; and the last four years have been a national debacle of failed policies. Yet, the alphabet networks, and many like them, have plenty of excuses, which make little sense when you examine the reality.

This administration is a litmus test of our society. As in the past, the knee jerk reaction of irresponsibility by our government led to allowing the same government to pursue policies that cause severe harm to the United States. I saw the same after Nixon, when the American people embraced Jimmy Carter, who was woefully inadequate as a President. As a nation, we should be smarter and demand better, but it appears we're going to do these things forever.

Is there somewhere to place the blame? You're damn right there is: We blame ourselves. We're willing to continue to support media outlets that fail to accurately investigate and report on future candidates. Until we do, we'll repeat this unhealthy process until the United States fails as a nation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

You Really Have to Hunt to Find This Report

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for editing a 911 call to give the appearance he's a racist. Since this was exposed, the network issued an apology and Zimmerman can no longer function in society due to deliberate efforts to prevent an honest assessment of the event. I'd say he's going to be worth million, if not tens of millions.

Personally, I think there's no amount of money that can compensate for this type of action. When you destroy a reputation, you destroy the person as they were. If it was me, I wouldn't be happy until there was a public caning of the culprits and NBC was a sandwich shop.

Let the Whining Begin

A debate is the polite way of two adversaries to use words in the attempt to hack their opponent into smaller pieces. The result of the debate last night is pretty well determined and Romney got first blood, although some might say he dealt some punishment that will ultimately destroy Obama's chance for a second term.

Now, the media is involved, since they have a battle for their reporting. So far, it's not good for Obama and even the liberal media is not happy. Their reaction is to attack Romney and some are even attacking Obama for not winning.

So, let the whining begin. The liberals are good at this and I have ear plugs.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Titanic II

An Australian with more money than sense, or a really good in sales and can fool some investors entrepreneur is planning on building a replica of the Titanic. He's even planning on offering the same basic accommodations - by class - and the original menu for the maiden voyage, which will follow the same route of the original Titanic.  The ship will be built in China.

This one doesn't have the feel of something that will work. I know I wouldn't want to sail on the replica. I would spend the entire cruise wondering how those that were on the original cruise felt when they realized how desperate their situation had become. That's not a happy thought to me. Besides, the technology may be new, but icebergs are still out there and you never know.

School Lunch Model

The Department of Agriculture suggest parents use school lunches to model meals at home.  I don't know about you, but our school lunches weren't the best and we had to pay for them, unless you worked in the cafeteria and washed dishes, which I did.

I'm guessing the Department of Agriculture is looking for things to do, since their bureaucrat to farmer ratio has exceeded one bureaucrat for each farmer.

My suggestion is they cut their budget by 75% and stop wasting money on absurdity.

This You Should Watch

This video is wrong in so many ways. I could write for a long time about how it is, but I'll only list a few:

1. After Katrina, the Federal Government did everything but fly over New Orleans and shovel hundred dollar bills out the doors. Suggesting it was receiving less aid because of race is not only wrong, it's a blatant lie.

2. After saying he didn't pay much attention to the pastor of his church, it's ironic that he made such a strong effort to point out how important he was in his life.

3. While it may seem important to forego expenditures in the suburbs for highways in order to use more funds for inner city infrastructure and business, I wonder how he thinks the supplies and customers for the inner city are supposed to arrive at these locations? Another thing: He was a sitting Senator when this speech was made. Where is the legislation he introduced to address the problems he felt were so important?

4. What's the deal with the accent? Could it be an effort to fool the listeners?

Before Obama ever became President, I didn't find anything in his speeches, or news reports that clarified what he stood for, or his plans for the United States. Apparently, his campaign was releasing transcripts, which were only printouts of speeches and not what was actually said. Otherwise, the media was asleep at the wheel, or outright hiding certain parts of speeches to prevent the U.S. population from making decisions on their own.

If you don't feel betrayed, you're dumber than a box of rocks, or you're a progressive shill.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Can You Say Inane?

The Weather Channel decided to start naming winter storms. I'm guessing this is important to those folks, but to most everyone else, it's pretty easy to remember a few digits, as in dates, for future reference about a storm

If they insist, I say we name them after alcoholic beverages. That way nobody will be offended when their name is used in blaming an avalanche that destroys a bunch of stuff.  

The Quandary of Corruption

Obama would rather kill a few diplomats, or federal agents, than have his legacy tarnished. Now, he's reached a quandary: Should he just be honest and let the laws on the books determine the proper course, or should he offer to pay the legal costs of those that don't follow the laws to do what he want's them to do? 

This brings up another quandary: Should these contractors take part in this illegal activity, or should they think of the repercussions when Obama is out of office and the new administration start investigating corruption?

I guess we'll find out when the foreign media reports on what happened. The alphabet media wouldn't dare do their job and report the news.

I Don't Know About You....

...but I don't have the money.

"...The total debt of the United States now equals approximately $136,690 per household...."

Meanwhile, the current administration wants to give substantial amount of borrowed money to Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations that don't have our best interest at heart. That, and keep on expanding giveaway programs in the United States, which includes billions to those that happen to wander across our borders. 

Can you say "fiscal irresponsibility"?  Good. I knew you could. 


The White House aide involved with "Fast and Furious" was "suddenly" transferred to Iraq. That's pretty convenient, although, if I was the aide, I'd wonder if the sudden need to be overseas would make getting rid of me substantially easier to accomplish.

Issa might want to push his legal challenges and hope he has a witness before it's all over.

Am I cynical? You bet.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Lighter Side of Today

If you really like hamburgers, this site is for you.


And It Only Gets Better

Six million dollars disappeared in the Orlando economy, thanks to the VA, which constantly misuses and abuses the resources needed for our veterans.  Hows that? Not only did they piss off the money, your children and grandchildren get to work their little butts off to pay the interest on the borrowed money.

Something To Look Forward To

In adjusted dollars, my salary, which has been frozen since 2007, lost 8% of actual value. When you add the additional costs of living, it equates to taking a gradual pay cut over the last 5 years. .

Meanwhile, the next thing is higher taxes in 2013 and the guarantee of increased medical costs. Inflation is projected to increase and the entire financial health of the U.S. is on the down slide, which will mean the increase of my earning ability is limited.

Now, Washington, D.C. has motored right along, thanks to what I consider crooked actions by crooks. They've given and taken raises. They've lined their pockets with slush money from the different companies, such as Solyndra, that managed to bilk the taxpayer of billions, yet there's no charges of corruption.

So, I'm really pissed this afternoon for many reasons, but mostly at the mooches and progressives that see nothing wrong with stealing from me to make their lives easier or to promote some political ideal that's always ended in death and destruction. Also, I'm mad that there are so many dumbasses in the U.S. thanks to the teachers unions and bureaucrats.

I think I'm to the point that P.T. Barnum summarizes my opinion of 60% of the people in this country. Now, I just need to figure out how to part them from their money. It should be easy.

We Pay the Salaries of Bumbling Idiots

"...This [White House Communications Agency] guy opened an email he wasn't supposed to open," the source said...".

I don't know about you, but when the Obama Administration is given their walking papers, Washington D.C. needs to be fumigated for dumbass syndrome. 

The Upcoming Debates

The first is on the third and about domestic policy. I'm still not sure if I'll watch, or peruse the channels for reruns of Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Meanwhile, those that really need to watch the debates are probably not smart enough to know the importance. Even if they did watch, they'd have no clue on the subject matter. That's sad; almost as sad as being at this point in the election cycle and not having a clear idea who you'll vote.

This brings me to the "undecided" voter. There is no such thing. Nobody is that ignorant. It's impossible.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Simple Things In Life

The other day, my mother mentioned she hadn't had deviled eggs in a long time. I placed the thought on the back shelf and didn't think more about it.

Today, while visiting, I snitched a cookie from the cookie jar, which prompted her to say: "Are you eating a deviled egg?"

So, I'm making some deviled eggs. Come to think of it, I haven't had a deviled egg in a long time, either. I think we'll both enjoy them.

I have to brag that they came out much better than they usually do. I think she will enjoy them.  

When You Feed at the Public Trough

Defense contractors are kicking around whether they want to issue impending layoff notices prescribed by regulations, or not pay attention to the man behind the curtain and allow the Obama Administration to cover their feckless asses. Do you think they'll do what's right? We can only hope.

Stepping Around the Issue

Now they've found another dumbass to fall on his sword  the Intelligence Office is reporting they were wrong about the murder of four U.S. citizens by terrorists in Libya.  What was there to get wrong? Extremists, whether organized, or not, gathered and used force to murder U.S. citizens. When you add the fact the facility was woefully incapable of allowing protection for these citizen, even though it's a requirement, and it was on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, the  fecklessness of the Obama Administration is glaringly apparent.

They're thinking this somehow makes their explanation of the events understandable. It doesn't. One person has the ultimate responsibility and he was campaigning in Vegas. Obama failed miserably and his administration is an insult to our nation.

I have to add another opinion: This administration is filled by those that are incompetent, immoral or outright criminals. If this administration ever does the right thing and fires one, the rest will seek vengeance, try to cover their ass or run to the media for some quick money. The house of cards will fall.