March 31, 2010

The Dems just spit at your defiance.

Taking stock of the current political situation:

Obama's approval rating stands at 46/46 and 47/53, according to Gallup and Rasmussen. 55% want ObamaCare repealed. 52% said Obama doesn't deserve re-election. And he is tied with a generic Republican for the 2012 elections, according to the latest polls. 60% see the country heading in the wrong direction.

Obama and his minions know they are following a scorched earth policy. Pelosi and the Democrat Party leaders know they are facing huge losses in November. Rather than discouraging further unpopular legislation, they are energized to get it done while they can. At this point they feel they have nothing to lose so why not forgive illegals and pass the cap and tax?

When your teenager has a party when you are away and the house gets trashed, he does not end the party and try to fix the broken furniture. He says "what the fuck" and and parties on. He is screwed anyway, so he might as well have fun before you ground him. He knows you will not punish him forever.

The Dems know that the stupid party will screw up and they will be back in power in time.

There is your Hope and Change.

March 30, 2010

Progressive is just another word for explosive diarrhea

WTF? People are dying at the rate of 27 per minute because they do not have health insurance and there is no healthcare available if you do not have insurance.

That is what we were told.

I guess it is OK to have these people die until 2014?

Can any of you Obamaites explain this seeming paradox? I guess it really is more about control and the redistribution of wealth than helping people.

Indiana has joined 13 other states in a lawsuit on Obamacare. Hey liberals, what are you going to do if the next Congress forces you to buy a Bible, or a gun? What if Congress were to force you to buy a smoked pork shoulder or a bloody beefsteak? What if you have to supplement your tofu with a ration of bacon? It is for the good of the American farmer! Plus the Government knows best -- righto?

What if the next Congress believes you must purchase a new Buick? No more Prius hybrids, we need to jump start our domestic oil industry -- we all have to get a gas guzzler. We must get the return for our investment in GM. It is more than than a slippery slope when you allow the Government to dictate what we buy. It is a fucking landslide of epic proportions. What if a future Congress dictates the amount and kind of asswipe we are forced to purchase?

Did you know the Obamacare demands every restaurant with more than 20 locations must put calorie information on every menu, including drive through menus? Owners must do this for EVERY ITEM on the menu. If I own 20 Hoosierboy Hamburger Heaven stores -- all in Indiana-- by what authority does the Federal Government mandate such onerous expensive changes to My Private Business? I do not sell across State lines so there is no Interstate Commerce at play.

I invite any liberal readers to show me how such regulation is acceptable or Constitutional.

I bet I get no comments on this post giving evidence. Anytime a liberal is forced or even asked to defend a position on logic they just curl up in a fetal position and cry racist, or hate, or FoxNews, FoxNews like some kind of deranged cookoo clock.

I know the liberal cowards will not take me up on this challenge. For them the Constitution is a dusty old scrap of parchment that gets in the way of real progress. What a bunch of hypocritical asstards.

Prove me wrong -- I double dog dare you.


Two thousand five hundred and forty-nine posts, counting this one. The first was March 22, 2005, just over five years ago. My daughter had not yet graduated high school when I started this rag. Now she is a teacher and on the verge of getting married. My oldest boy could not yet drive, now he is of drinking age. My youngest a mere boy when I started, is now a young man at 16.

My hair is more gray, my eyesight worse. I have changed jobs and lost weight. My typing skills have not improved.

Dax proposed in a post the other day that blogging has jumped the shark. I think he is right. Facebook, Twitter and other mediums have taken our attention elsewhere. I still have 100 or so visitors every day. Thank you. Your visits and comments mean more than you could know.

I occasionally go back and read some old posts. I have written some unbelievably horrible garbage. I have written some good stuff too. I guess that is to be expected when you churn out a post every day. I think you can agree that I keep to this task pretty rigorously.

Like many of you, I consider The Acidman the greatest blogger ever. That is not meant as a slight against any of my daily reads or blogs I fail to read. Rob was able to mix politics, observations, stories and his personal life in way none of us can. He was willing to bare his naked soul to the world, at great personal cost. I wish I had the courage.

I reflect that it was the personal stories that most entertained me. When I re-read his archives I sometime skip the politics. Do you feel the same about this poor excuse of journalistic endeavor?

Over the past five years faithful readers and commenters have come and gone. Lots of bloggers disappeared or took on new identities or priorities. A small core of readers has been here from the start, or almost from the start. I remember the early days when I would get ten hits a day, six of them me checking to see if I had hits. I despaired of ever attracting readers!

Thank you for five great years. To each of you who comment, who read, who lurk -- I appreciate it. I hope I give you reason to keep stopping by each day. I fear you have heard my stories, my jokes, my opinions far too much over the past five years. If that is indeed the case, well too bad. You may read and say "WTF?", "I agree", or "who cares". I will keep trotting out the posts as long as I feel like it.

So, five years, and eight days later we continue.

I will post on whatever I care to write about. It may be political, humorous, or just boring, but you will always get my best. I may post some of my stories. I may post on historical items that interest me. It may just be crap...I hear you now. "Just who the fuck is this guy"? Well, I am a Liberally Educated Male. I am married. I have three kids. I hate mimes. I like beer. I like baseball. I hate soccer, it is not a real game.

That is all you need to know for now.

That quote is from my very first post. Not a lot has changed...

March 29, 2010

Quick thought for a Monday

What if you really have reached your full potential?

March 28, 2010

March 26, 2010

Friday Five

I may have done this in the past, who cares. No one plays along with this stupid Friday Theme anyway.

There are certain movies you are drawn to. They may be classics, or old favorites. What movies do you have stop channel surfing to watch every time you run across them on the TV, no matter how far along the movie is?

For me;

1. Cool Hand Luke
2. Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Hoosiers
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (I know)
5. Pale Rider

And lately, Saturday Night Fever. I don't know why, I hate disco, and did not care much for the movie when it came out. Nostalgia? Surely not, who has nostalgia for the late 1970's?

How about you? What movies are you compelled to watch?

March 24, 2010

If you are a Democrat you can kiss my hairy ass

No free man shall ever be debarred
the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the
people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

Liberals are always trying to take away our right to bear arms. They claim the Second Amendment says only a militia can have weapons. These same people who are anti-gun and are for the most part anti-religion. They see prohibitions against religion in the First Amendment when it does not exist, and are quick to point out a letter written by Jefferson that proclaims a "wall of separation between church and State".

In both cases they see words in the Constitution that are not there. Perhaps the Democratic Party should just be honest and call themselves the Hypocritical Party instead. They can keep their symbol. The Jackass -- it still fits.

h/t in a roundabout fashion to Otter

March 22, 2010

Happy Monday

I have a huge case of "I do not give a shit" today.

The well is dry, the tank empty, I am bored. I have nothing ricocheting around my skull to entertain you.

I have nothing to add regarding the fucking President and his bitches Reid and Pelosi. If you think they have the best interests of th ecountry at heart you are a fucking moron first class.

Eat me, this counts as a post anyway.

March 20, 2010

Happy Spring

It's my Birthday too.

March 19, 2010

The Obama Care theme song

Ignore the Constitution at your peril.

"Blood on the streets up to my ankles" indeed.

Hey you stupid fuckers in Congress -- defeat this piece of crap not because of abortion language. Defeat it because it is UnConstitutional, Becasue it was passed in an UnConstitutional manner. Because it does not reduce the cost of healthcare. Because it is a bad bill.

Framing the argument as an abortion issue does not address the real problem.

Here are some essential health care reform issues in the Reconcilliation Bill.

Sec. 1408. Elimination of unintended application of cellulosic biofuel producer credit. Adds an additional revenue provision. In 2008, Congress enacted a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for the production of biofuel from cellulosic feedstocks in order to encourage the development of new production capacity for biofuels that are not derived from food source materials. Congress is aware that some taxpayers are seeking to claim the cellulosic biofuel tax credit for unprocessed fuels, such as black liquor. The provision would limit eligibility for the tax credit to processed fuels (i.e., fuels that could be used in a car engine or in a home heating application).

Sec. 1409. Codification of economic substance doctrine and penalties. Adds an additional revenue provision. The economic substance doctrine is a judicial doctrine that has been used by the courts to deny tax benefits when the transaction generating these tax benefits lacks economic substance. The courts have not applied the economic substance doctrine uniformly. The provision would clarify the manner in which the economic substance doctrine should be applied by the courts and would impose a penalty on understatements attributable to a transaction lacking economic substance.

Sec. 1410. Time for payment of corporate estimated taxes. Provides for a one-time adjustment to corporate estimated taxes for payments made during calendar year 2014.

Subtitle F – Other Provisions

Sec. 1501. TAA for communities. Appropriates $500 Million a year for fiscal years 2010 through 2014 in the Community College and Career Training Grant program for community colleges to develop and improve educational or career training programs. Ensures that each state receives at least 0.5 percent of the total funds appropriated.

Title II – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Subtitle A – Education

Section 2001. Short Title; References. Provides that this subtitle may be cited as the “SAFRA Act,” and that, except as otherwise provided, whenever an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Part I—Investing in Students and Families

Section 2101. Federal Pell Grants. Amends the Higher Education Act to include mandatory funding for the Pell Grant. This provides additional mandatory funding to augment funds appropriated to increase the federal maximum Pell Grant award by the change in the Consumer Price Index. The mandatory component of the funding is determined by inflating the previous year’s total and subtracting the maximum award provided for in the appropriations act for the previous year or $4860, whichever is greater. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the maximum Pell award will be at the 2017-2018 level.

Section 2102. Student Financial Assistance. This section provides $13.5 billion in mandatory appropriations to the Federal Pell Grant program.

Section 2103. College Access Challenge Grant Program. This section amends section 786 of the Higher Education Act by authorizing and appropriating $150 million for fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the College Access Challenge Grant program created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. Provides that the allotment for each State under this section for a fiscal year shall not be an amount that is less than 1.0 percent of the total amount appropriated for a fiscal year.

Section 2104. Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions. This section amends section 371(b) of the Higher Education Act by extending funding for programs under this section created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 for programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions through 2019, including programs that help low-income students attain degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics by the following annual amounts: $100 million to Hispanic Serving Institutions, $85 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, $15 million to Predominantly Black Institutions, $30 million to Tribal Colleges and Universities, $15 million to Alaska, Hawaiian Native Institutions, $5 million to Asian American and Pacific Islander Institutions, and $5 million to Native American non-tribal serving institutions.

Part II—Student Loan Reform

Section 2201. Termination of Federal Family Education Loan Appropriations. This section terminates the authority to make or insure any additional loans in the Federal Family Education Loan program after June 30, 2010.

Section 2202. Termination of Federal loan Insurance Program. This section is a conforming amendment with regard to the termination of the FFEL program, limiting Federal insurance to those loans in the Federal Family Education Loan program for loans first disbursed prior to July 1, 2010.

Section 2203. Termination of Applicable Interest Rates. This section makes a conforming amendment with regard to the termination of the FFEL program limiting interest rate applicability to Stafford, Consolidation, and PLUS loans to those loans made before July 1, 2010.

Section 2204. Termination of Federal payments to Reduce Student Interest Costs. This section makes a conforming amendment with regard to the termination of the FFEL program by limiting subsidy payments to lenders for those loans for which the first disbursement is made before July 1, 2010.

Section 2205. Termination of FFEL PLUS Loans. This section makes a conforming change with regard to the termination of the FFEL program for federal PLUS loans by prohibiting further FFEL origination of loans after July 1, 2010.

Section 2206. Federal Consolidation Loans. This section makes conforming changes with regard to the termination of the FFEL program for federal consolidation loans. This section also provides that, for a 1 year period, borrowers who have loans under both the Direct Lending program and the FFEL program, or who have loans under either program as well as loans that have been sold to the Secretary, may consolidate such loans under the Direct Lending program regardless of whether such borrowers have entered repayment on such loans.

Section 2207. Termination of Unsubsidized Stafford loans for Middle-Income Borrowers. This section makes conforming changes with regard to the termination of the FFEL program for Unsubsidized Stafford loans by prohibiting further FFEL origination of loans after July 1, 2010.

Section 2208. Termination of Special Allowances. This section makes conforming changes with regard to the termination of the FFEL program by limiting special allowance payments to lenders under the FFEL program to loans first disbursed before July 1, 2010.

Section 2209. Origination of Direct Loans at Institutions Outside the United States. This section provides for the origination of federal Direct Loans at institutions located outside of the United States, through a financial institution designated by the Secretary.

Section 2210. Conforming amendments. This section makes conforming technical changes with regard to the termination of the FFEL program for Department of Education agreements with Direct Lending institutions.

Section 2211. Terms and Conditions of Loans. This section makes conforming technical changes with regard to the termination of the FFEL program to clarify the terms and conditions of Direct Loans.

Section 2212. Contracts. This section directs the Secretary to award contracts for servicing federal Direct Loans to eligible non-profit servicers. In addition, this section provides that for the first 100,000 borrower loan accounts, the Secretary shall establish a separate pricing tier. Specifies that the Secretary is to allocate the loan accounts of 100,000 borrowers to each eligible non-profit servicer. The section also permits the Secretary to reallocate, increase, reduce or terminate an eligible non-profit servicer’s allocation based on the performance of such servicer. In addition, this section appropriates mandatory funds to the Secretary to be obligated for administrative costs of servicing contracts with eligible non-profit servicers. This section also requires the Secretary to provide technical assistance to institutions of higher education participating or seeking to participate in the Direct Lending program. This section appropriates $50 million for fiscal year 2010 to pay for this technical assistance. Additionally, this section authorizes the Secretary to provide payments to loan servicers for retaining jobs at location in the United States where such servicers were operating on January 1, 2010. This section appropriates $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011 for such purpose.

Section 2213. Agreements with State-Owned Banks. This section amends Part D of Title IV to direct the Secretary to enter into an agreement with an eligible lender for the purpose of providing Federal loan insurance on student loans made by state-owned banks.

Section 2214. Income-Based Repayment. The section amends the Income-Based Repayment program to cap student loan payments for new borrowers after July 1, 2014 to 10% of adjusted income, from 15% percent, and to forgive remaining balances after 20 years of repayment, from 25 years.

And you liberal-types call me a fat stupid redneck?

Let me get this straight: Obama Care will provide coverage for forty million, twenty million, thirty million, 15 million, back to 30 million again people without current insurance. It will save medicare from insolvency, it will make sure people with existing conditions are covered, it will pay subsidies to those who cannot afford insurance, it will lower premiums for all Americans, it will reduce the premiums some employers pay for group health insurance by 3,000%, it will not increase taxes or increase the defect by one penny.

Liberals, progressives, Democrats, the education class, the journalist class, the country club elites all want us to believe this is true? Yet these same elites spend an inordinate amount of time telling us not to believe in the tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and God. We are told they are all myths and fantasy.

Anyone who buys into the Obama Care fantasy makes those guys look sane who castrated themselves, strapped on their Nikes, and drank the poison Kool Aid so they could beam aboard that passing comet.

March 18, 2010

Dear Readers

I know times are tough economically, so I have a business deal for you.

Houses in my neighborhood are renting in excess of $1,00 per month. I have very nice house for rent for a mere $500 per month. You will save a bunch! The only catch is we will need a ten year lease, but with the savings I am offering that is a no-brainer.

I will also throw in your monthly groceries. I will pay today's market prices for your necessities at the nearby store. Now how this works is I will pay today's sale price for your groceries after you move in. if the store raises its prices or no longer offers an item, I will increase taxes increase the rent to make up the difference. I will decide the amount of ncrease. But you are getting a house, provided by me!

The lease will start in July 2010 and run through July 2020. Your first monthly payment is due on July 1, 2010. You will authorize me to take the funds directly from your checking account if you do not pay me on time. As soon as you sign the lease I will tell about the property. You will appreciate the amenities, trust me.

You will be able to move in on July 1, 2014. That date may change to 2016.

You must lease this property sight unseen. Since your neighbors are not excited about having renters nearby, you will have to kick in a hundred dollars to them to get them to agree. I will get you their addresses in Nebraska and Louisiana.

I am sure you will agree this is a great idea. You will save $500 per month and perhaps get a better place to live.

I should add if you do not agree with this lease, you will go to jail.

Who in their right mind would agree to such a crazy plan? Who would think this is a good idea? Why, your typical Obama supporter. Obama Care offers the same basic plan. Pay for it for 4-6 years and then you can get the benefits.

And those guys call us stupid fat rednecks.

Just a thought

Have you noticed the liberal-types that complained to no end about the abuses of the Bush era...

Patriot Act, Guantanamo, Military trials, over-reaching Government, abusive Congress, wild spending, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, The Middle East, voting rights, etc.

...are markedly silent these days on anything political?

I guess the Constitution and rule of law are only important when the other guy is in charge and it helps your argument.

How can you tell when a salesman Democrat is lying -- whenever his lips mover he or she breathes.


Your Government at work

A couple years ago Indiana changed the way it assigned licence plate numbers. Previously car plates began with a prefix denoting the county the owner lived in. For instance plated issued in Adams county were assigned a 1, Clinton a 12 and Shelby 73, and so on. Then the county prefix was followed by a letter, then random numbers. So your plate would look like this :

12 A 3456

Motorcycle and Truck plates were always a combination of letters and numbers. They also had "motorcycle" or "Truck" printed on the plate.

In an effort to make life easier for consumers The State decided to do away with the county prefix, allowing one to buy their plates at any BMV Branch in the State. This was a good thing. Plates for all vehicles are now a combination of letters and numbers.

Some bureaucrat decided that as long as the tags had "motorcycle" or "truck" printed on them there would be no problem if the combination of letters and numbers for the plate numbers assigned to automobiles might be duplicate. The geniuses in the Government had no clue that the wrong person might get a ticket. Since some States and localities use traffic cameras to issue a ticket (nefarious at best) the wrong citizens are getting tickets! Idiots. Source

Example two of Government incompetence. My oldest son is a server in a restaurant. To handle or sell alcohol in Indiana you have to have a liqueur licence (must the State be involved in everything?). He applied, sent in his $60 and took the required class in January. To date he still has not received his paperwork. More than six weeks to process a Liqueur Licence. This should be simple. Is the paperwork filled out correctly? Is the applicant over 21? EOS, issue the damn certificate. Three minutes tops. Why would this take six or eight weeks to process?

The State revenue agents are cracking down in the community where he works. An application on file at the restaurant is not good enough, without the actual licence on hand he is not allowed to work. Incompetence and bureaucratic laziness means he loses his income until he can get the paperwork.

He has tried to call numerous times to follow up his application. The ATC (Alcohol Tobacco Commission) has a recorded phone line telling the address and hours of operation. My son cut class yesterday to go in person. They are only open until 4:30 -- way to serve the working public Indiana. He drove an hour to the capitol City, paid to park. he spent ten minutes going through security and arrived at the ATC at 4:31. The doors were locked. The work schedules are done on Wednesday, so now he is out of work for another week.

And just think, some of you think the Government would be the best option to control or health care system.

* Yes, I know these are examples of State Government idiocy. Do you really want to make the argument the Feds are better or even less incompetent?

March 17, 2010

What he said

Go read this. I can add nothing to that post.

Drink One For Bobby Sands

Fuck a bunch of St Patrick's Day.

It is another fake holiday like Valentine's Day, Halloween, Kwanza and MLK Day.

Drunken Irish -- and especially fake Irish -- can kiss my ass.

Green Beer is not natural, it falls in the same category as blue food. It should not be consumed.

Dear Dennis Kucinich

To paraphrase Churchill: Mr. Representative, we now know what you are. All we need to know is what was the price?

I sure hope it was more than an airplane ride.

March 16, 2010

Dear President Obama

Back in January you promised during your State of the Union address you were going to focus like a laser on jobs and the economy. Could you let us know when you are going to get on that?

Instead, we see you still out stumping for a health care plan no one wants. Now nearly 60% of Americans hate your ideas. Let it go and focus on the economy.

Seriously, that shit sandwich you keep trying to sell just stinks more every day. As you said, all that can be said about Obamacare has been stated. Hop off the stump and focus your attentions elsewhere. Iran is going to get a bomb and use it. How about re-starting that dialogue? We get what you want to do, we just are not interested in your ideas to take over the health industry.

I do sales for a living -- sometimes the potential customer just does not want to buy. Pressuring only makes him dig in his heels. Since you have never has a job in business you do not understand these things.

You are welcome to the free advice.

March 15, 2010

Ramming Speed

Above is a pictorial representation of the Democrat's plan to pass ObamaCare.

The Constitution is burning

Several democrats have confirmed they will proceed to pass Obamacare under the so-called Slaughter Rule. This is a brand new concept were the House will not vote on the Senate Bill, but will actually just "deem it to have passed". In other words, Legislate by fiat.

This is in violation of the United States Constitution:

Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

The language is straight forward. There can be no bill passed without a vote, and a recording of how the members voted on the bill.

Every American should protest loud and long if their representative goes along with this travesty. The Ends do not justify the means.

BiW offers a much better written commentary. Go read it here.

March 14, 2010

You say you want a revolution?

I woke very early this morning. I was not sure what time it was -- I had not yet done my clock thing. Quick sidebar -- I guess DST is with us so I might as well embrace it and get on with my life. For those of you unaware, until a few years ago Indiana did not subscribe to the insane notion that we can "save" daylight. We hicks understood that the number of hours the sun shines in a given day does not change. DST just means you turn on your lamps in the morning instead of at night. Hey, look at the bright side, our kids may go to school in the dark, but the golf industry gets a boon!

Anyway, I had a nasty rant circulating in my cranium. I was so upset it woke me before dawn. It was so strong that I almost fired up the old computer to get it down on electronic paper for your perusal.

What? You want a hint? If the Dems in charge actually try to put Obamacare into law without even voting on the bill, there will be hell to pay. I am talking blood in the streets kind of hell. Bloggers and patriots of all political stripes should, and must, be irate our politicians are even plotting tyranny of this magnitude. The end does not justify the means. Even the Kos Kids should be terrified over the prospect of simply declaring a bill "deemed as passed". The Constitution is written in very clear language on this matter. Your average third grader can understand it. Heck, go to YouTube and look up some Schoolhouse Rock.

Should the Dems go forward in this manner and Obama sign Obamacare passed in this manner -- a bill of impeachment should be immediately introduced. We do not rule by fiat in this country. Obamacare will become the modern Intolerable Act. For those of you who cannot remember their fourth grade history, the Intolerable Acts were the spark of the American Revolution.

I guess you got the mini-rant anyway. Here is some homework for you. Go to Wiki or whatever search engine you like and look up Germany 1933 and the Enabling Act.

What the heck, here is the work already done for you.

Fear mongering? Hyperbole? Nonsense? Maybe. I never believe that the past repeats. I do believe we can look to the past and see similar examples and better deal with the current situation. Let me ask you a serious question. Answer honestly. Do you think that if Obama and Pelosi and Reid could get a similar power they would not embrace it? If they could get a similar law passed today they would do it? Do you think that at some point, behind very thick closed doors Obama or Emanual, or Pelosi lamented that they did not have a similar power? Would they hesitate to use that power to dictate the provisions of HealthCare, of Amnesty for Illegals, and Cap and Trade?

I said a year ago it was not yet time for a revolution. We are getting closer every day. Let me be clear. That notion scares the shit out of me.

Sic Semper Tyrannis. Is it coincidence that our Government considers a tyrannical act to pass Obamacare during the ides of March? Clio, you funny, funny muse.

March 13, 2010

You say you want some evolution

Saturday morning has dawned mild and cloudy. The robins are chirping and crocus and tulips are starting to push through the snow-melt damp soil. Spring is on the way, finally.

One cup of coffee is down my gullet as I read the paper. My daughter's engagement announcement is in the paper today. Did you see it?

It occurs to me that we can find fanatics and small-minded people of all stripes. The lefty liberal progressives are all about making fun of fundamental Christians. For your typical just out of college Che T-shirt wearing ignoramus, those that profess a deep abiding love of God are just ignorant mouth breathers.

I do believe that those who still are firm believers in man-made global warming display ignorance akin to those who deny the existence of evolution. To be clear, since there are some of you who did not pay attention in biology, Darwin did not claim man came from apes. For you on the other side, there is no evidence that the planet has warmed in the past 15 years. In fact, it has been warmer and colder at different times in history. Weather patterns change. Man has nothing to do with it.

Just as some televangelists use God to become rich, those who are at the lead of the Global warming hoax are getting rich too.

I hate to do it, but much of this post was inspired by these jackasses.

March 12, 2010

He lives

Good morning blog world. I come to you with my face blackened from a week of firefighting. Not literally, but solving the inevitable customer issues we all face from time to time in business. Unfortunately all of my issues are hitting at every customer simultaneously. Such is life. It is good to have a job, and a busy day makes the time go by faster.

That also means my time to post and read you guys is limited. We will just have to improvise, adapt and overcome as my man Clint says in one of my favorite movies. Do you know what movie that is from? No fair cheating and using a search engine to find the answer.

My daughter called last night. Apparently she has the same problem as Yabu, only hers was inside -- in the basement. She said it was the biggest possum she had ever seen. It was sitting on the speakers, next to the flat panel TV. She said it just bared its teeth and did that hiss/growl possums do. She asked me what to do. I told her to call animal control -- I am not going to try and catch a crazy possum, and shooting it inside the house is not an option.

Animal came and hauled it away, along with its brother they found patrolling in the backyard. The guy said he will come back today and try to see how it got in. I told her welcome to the joys of home ownership. She is a little relieved. She was starting to think her house was haunted the past few days -- she kept hearing scratching sounds under the floor! Now she thinks it was the critter. She hopes.

March 10, 2010

Patience Hoosierboy fans

Work and travel and work are taking precedence. We will return to normal programing when time permits.

March 9, 2010

The Second Monday This Week

Work, brings in the money that pays for food, lights, housing, gas, etc.

Blogging pays nothing, it uses valuable time.

Work comes first.

To the left is a pictorial image of my life today. Each animal represents me dealing with a different customer.

Plus, because I am the perfect man, I also did a load of laundry and cleaned/changed the furnace filters this morning.

And I am having a bacon sandwich for lunch.

March 8, 2010

Dear President Obama

I heard excerpts of the Health Care speech you read from the Teleprompter today in Pennsylvania. You sir, are either ignorant of the legislative process, woefully lacking in your understanding of mathematic principles, or a liar.

Since your resume consists of little work experience beyond serving as a politician, I have to believe you understand basic civics and how a bill is passed on the Federal level.

I am positive you can count to 60, and I am pretty sure you can count to 218. Surely a graduate of Harvard can count, or at least hire someone to divide 435 in half to ascertain the number of votes it takes to pass a law? Or to determine what 3/5 of 100 equals? That is the number of votes required to stop debate in the Senate.

That leaves us with the only remaining reason for your comments today. You are a willful, chronic, liar. You appear incapable of telling the truth. Blaming Republicans for the failure to pass sweeping Health Care Legislation is beyond disingenuous, it is a complete and total fabrication, a falsehood.

Until a few weeks ago your party had super majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. You could have passed any bill you presented. The Republicans could not muster enough votes to prolong debate. Claiming otherwise is a big fat damn lie.

Any of your sycophants that parrot these "Blame the Republicans" falsehoods are liars too.

Oh, and Mr. Obama, you pleaded with us to "make our voice heard in Washington". We are trying. Look at the polls -- your health care bullshit is as popular as veal at a vegitarian convention. We do not want it. We are speaking, maybe you should shut your lying pie hole and listen.

Slowly count to ten....

I did not get a paper again today. I think that is seven times since the beginning of February. I do not know what is so hard about the process. Put the paper in any red newspaper box you see on your route. It is sad when the customer service rep at the paper recognizes your address.

March 7, 2010

I am not even getting my hopes up this year

There was another sure sign that spring is just around the corner yesterday. The Cubs were on WGN. They are already back to their 2009 form --no pitching and no hitting. They were pounded by the Chisox 127 -0. It sure seemed that way. It is going to be another long year, I am afraid. My prediction -- 102 years and counting.

March 6, 2010

Chickaboom, chickaboom

It is the usual weekend routine. I wake very early and cannot go back to sleep. During the week I cannot get awake, on the weekends I get up early. I am sure it is all based on Global warming Climate Change.

I had a glass of OJ and went to fetch the paper while the coffee was brewing. The paper was there this morning. I decided to have a little more juice, but the jug was no longer in the 'fridge. Of course it was in the cabinet where we store th glasses. getting old sucks. I wish I could blame my stupidity on a hangover.

The sun is shining and it looks to be a good day here in God's favorite State of the Union. It may even hit 50 degrees today! I noticed when I came in from getting the paper the wife still has a snowman doormat out. She is to blame for the weather. I will get that put away this morning.

I saw a robin this morning. Spring is on the way.

BTW, my birthday is coming up in a few weeks, so you should start thinking about what you are going to get me. As I often say, if you are not actively trying to make my life better, you should be helping someone who is.

It is all about the old HB....

March 5, 2010

Friday Five -- Guess the theme, really easy edition

bonus, since you all love this feature soooo much...

I could have also given you Green Eyed Lady or Lady Marmalade, or that awful, Aerosmith song. What would you add?

March 4, 2010

Breaking News

Olympic committee takes back American skier Lindsey Vonn’s gold medal

The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that it has taken
back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn
and given it to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because
no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.

March 2, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon

I drove 10 hours yesterday to be in position to meet a customer early this morning. These things happen -- his kids were sick and he did not come into work. I met with a couple other people and hit the road.

I have a customer visit on Wednesday North of Knoxville, so I am safely ensconced in my Hampton Inn North a little early. The trip over the mountains from the Charlotte area was brutal. Heavy snow, ice and rain accompanied me. Sometimes the visibility was only a hundred yards or so.

Shouldn't we be past this kind of weather in the mid-south by now? At least it is just rain here in eastern Tennessee. I should have a short customer visit on the morrow and be home by supper time.

All was not wasted on this trip. I was upgraded last night to a full-blown suite. Full living room, 1-1/2 baths, etc. This has happened before, but it is always cool. There are some benefits to travel and always staying at the same chain of hotels.

March 1, 2010

Quick Comment Monday

Sidney Crosby may well be the most revered hockey player in Canada today. Even more popular than Gretzky.

My friend Dave is so religious he will only buy his insurance from Blue Cross.

The Olympics are finally over.

Curling is a fad, its poplarity will fade quickly to the dustbin. Just like pet rocks.

We may finally have average temperatures this weekend. We have not hit the average daily high since sometime in December.

Road trip.

I did get a newspaper this morning.

Too bad cheese and onion enchiladas do not love me as much as I love them.

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