October 31, 2013

What is wrong with some people?

Welcome to the Liberal Monkey House.  Read the link and be appalled.

A Fargo, N.D., woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.
"I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. ... I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just 'cause all the other kids are doing it,"

I say mind you own business, you cunt. Don't pass out candy is you are so easily offended. Seriously, this is the poster child for an Obama supporter, a typical liberal who knows what is best for every one. Happy Halloween, bitch.

I hope her house gets TP'd, and her car egged. In a perfect world a fat kid soaps obscenities on her window screens. Maybe someone will do the old paper bag of dog turds and firecrackers tossed on her porch.

Incompetent or with purpose?

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States of America. As near as I can tell, President Obama knew nothing about these activities in his administration:

Running guns to Mexican criminals

The Justice Department dropping charges against the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation

The Justice Department for letting thousands if illegal free from detention centers during the early days of sequestration

That billions were being lost of failed new energy companies

That select republican dealerships were targeted by closer in the wake of the Government buyout of GM and Chrysler

That the IRS was targeting conservative groups

That the Government was spying on Americans

The Government was spying on foreign leaders

That anything happened in Benghazi, Libya -- ever

The ObamaCare website was not working

That millions of Americans are losing their jobs or being shuttled to part time work under the ACA

That no one is seeing health premiums reduce by $2,500 under the ACA mandates

I am certain this is only a partial list of the failures of this administration. If this was the standard of leadership in a Boy Scout troop, the individual in charge would be ousted as Patrol Leader. Obama is either the most incompetent leader ever, or he does not care about these transgressions, failures, and policy mistakes. 

October 30, 2013

Moving sure causes a lot of arguments

I suppose I should post something. Anything. There is really nothing to tell you. I am working by day, getting the last of the stuff from the house by night. I forgot how much stuff we had planted in the attic.  Being married to a pack rat is no easy task, especially when it comes to moving. I pull down boxes marked "garage sale" from the attic and put them in the pile to get rid of. The wife goes through the boxes and rescues stuff. I tell her you were prepared to get rid of that box when we put it up in the attic, it has to go now. I believe I am now speaking in Charlie Brown teacher voice, because she just ignores me. Everything should be out today, though. Then cleaning. I am so ready to be done with the southern homestead.

October 27, 2013

It is a strange thing

I finally have a few moments to blog on this early and chilly Sunday morning, but I have nothing of interest to impart. Life is sure strange.

October 25, 2013

Friday music

Today's music post will double as a weekend funny post. I will be at the homestead south for the weekend having a giant garage sale to get rid of stuff we do not want to tote to the homestead north.  We still have some loads to bring up in any case.  It will take several borrowed pickup loads or maybe another UHaul to get the balance. I have no idea where to put it. The reality of going from a 3 car garage to a normal, perhaps even small-sized, 2 car garage and no storage barn out back is evidenced by large piles of stuff with no place to put it. Then we will clean and clean and clean on the old place. We will be done and out by the end of the month. I am ready to be done. Working at the job all day, working at the house all night makes Joe a dull (and very sore and tired) boy.

October 23, 2013

Secrets for wrinkle-free skin

You would think I would have plenty of stuff to share given my lack of posts lately. My life consists of work (paid) and work (house/old house). I have not had the TV on since I watched Sunday Night Football. Three hundred channel choices are going to waste.

October 22, 2013

We find ourselves on a Tuesday morning

If you are looking for insightful commentary or ripping humor or even entertaining tales you are out of luck. The mundane rules my life.  I am still wrestling with wireless issues -- trying to connect my wireless printer to the network, making my company internet phone connect, etc.  I got the laptop and the iPad, and the phones all connected, it is the bigger things that are causing issues.

I still have a bunch of stuff to move from the old house, either to here, the dump, or to storage. With only a few exceptions I am leaning towards the dump, but I do need shovels and rakes and Christmas decorations I guess.The wife has some different ideas about what is valuable.

The garage is still full of boxes. Blogging will remain slow for the foreseeable future. The past few weeks have shown me blogging is not my personal Brokeback Mountain; I can quit you. Sorry about that.

October 20, 2013

Movin' on up to the North Side

I am typing this post from my new sooper-sekrit office location on what looks to be a sunny but cool Sunday morning. I can see the sun rising over the trees from my window. I love my view. Yes, we are in the new house, but not yet moved completely out of the old one.  How did we accumulate so much shit?  Where are we going to put it? That is the task for this week, get the few remaining things out that need to go to the new house and sort the balance for a massive garage sale next weekend. I guess some stuff will be stuffed into our rented storage.

Moving went well, but I am sore as can be. Some from painting, some from moving. I would like to take a day off, but we have to be out of the old place by the end of the month and there is lots of work to do. Besides, the magic fairies did not unload the boxes here. I suppose they were out drinking and dithering with the elves. Stupid moving fairy sluts.

I cheated a bit.  I hired a couple of guys to unload the heavy stuff and carry it upstairs. I felt like a slacker watching them work, but it was worth every penny. They were great guys and did not complain as my wife had them move furniture from place to place to make sure it was where she wanted it.

Any way, I am back up and running.

October 15, 2013

A football post

This is a rant about the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts in particular. You get to read it because I do not have a water cooler companion to vent upon.

Today's NFL is a passing league.  The old three yards and a cloud of dust disappeared with Woody Hayes. The leading teams light up the scoreboard with a potent passing attack: New England, Denver, New Orleans, Green Bay. The Ravens won the Super Bowl last year on a resurgent passing attack from Joe Flacco.

Indianapolis has decided it is going to be a running team.  Quarterback Andrew Luck took the team to the playoffs last year with a strong passing game.  This year the Colts coaches seem determined to make sure the offense is balanced, at the expense of the best play makers on offense -- Luck, Wayne, and Hilton. Why? A running team has not won the championship in years.  In fact, the teams with the best running game usually do not even make the playoffs. Denver is putting up 35 points a game. Three field goals is not going to cut it. I will not even get into the insane conservative play calling. Why punt on 4th and 3 when your defense has not stopped the opponent all night long? I thought the Colts were build ing a power running team? I guess they don't believe it either. Colts management always talk about building a beast, perhaps it is time to unleash it?

October 13, 2013

Do you know my wife?

If so, you are aware she has a lot of shit items, baskets, knick-knacks, etc. Lots and lots of it. She could open her own country decorating store with the stuff she does not even have displayed. I keep telling her we are going to need more boxes. Many, many, many more boxes.

October 12, 2013

A list for the listless

The grass is ankle high at the current house. It rained all last weekend and I mowed at the new house in the brief interval of non-rain. The yard needs mowed at the new house again. That is today's task, mow both yards. I also have to paint the living room, dining room, family room and hall this weekend. The ONE IN CHARGE has determined the color "we" painted my office is not acceptable and it will have to be repainted too.

I was gone all week for a sales meeting, so I am way behind at work, I have several significant customer visits that must be done sooner rather than later. I swore in August I would never let my expense reports get so far behind again, yet here we are in mid-October and I have not compiled receipts since August.

THE ONE IN CHARGE thinks I need to be there as counter tops and furniture and appliances are chosen, although my opinion is neither solicited nor wanted on the subject. That takes time, as in her world you do not just go buy what you need, you must shop.  In my spare time I suppose we should start packing. Still, you should note I took time for you. You are the best.

October 11, 2013

Where have you been, Joe?

Here, among other places this week. Do you recognize this scenic overlook? You should. It is pivotal in our history.

October 10, 2013

I bet

The Obama is going to be pissed when he finds out I was viewing the Washington Monument across the Potomac today from Reagan Airport. Since the government is shut down I know we are not supposed to look at that stuff.

October 6, 2013

This is disgusting

There is no reason to barricade outdoor monuments in a grassy area*. Petty, childish, malevolent, capricious, choose your adjective.

Says a Park Service ranger of the harassment, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” Yes, it is.

It sure proves a point to spend more money closing something than it takes to leave it open.  This is your President, America.  As Doug Ross said, if they can be this petty and spiteful ofver the budget, imagine what they can do with your healthcare. Will you be denied insulin if you vote for the wrong candidate?

*nor parts of the ocean
Nor State highways that offer a distant view of Mt. Rushmore

October 5, 2013

Weekend Funny

What do you get when you cross a penis with a potato?

A dick-tater

October 4, 2013

...and boy are my arms tired

Three bedrooms and one bath done, 6 million zillion square feet to go. I have been a painting fiend this week. The rolling I don't mind, it is the detail trim work that kills me. My declining vision does not help.  What I used to do with a quick steady swipe of a good brush is now hard work. My elbow and arm and back are aching. The legs are a bit sore too; lots of up and down when painting. Thankfully, the wife has determined the walls are acceptable in the living room and dining room, so I do not have to do those walls. We are going to outsource the two-story entrance way.  Did I mention I would rather scoop dog turds bare-handed than paint? Working the job by day, painting every evening is a task for youngsters. I guess I am reliving my youth. Moving the furniture still lies over the horizon.

No Friday music today. I am sure there will be buckets of tears about that.

October 2, 2013

Harry Reid is a gasbag

What a weasel. Harry Reid claims that "ObamaCare is the law of the land, it is time to move on". Slavery, Prohibition, Denying women the right to vote, Jim Crow laws, internment for Japanese-Americans are just a few examples of bad legislation that constituted the "law of the land".

I guess Reid is just sticking with Democrat policy, the Democrats fought freeing the slaves and giving equal rights to all for nearly two centuries. I guess supporting bad policy is in a Democrat's genes. Mostly I suppose Reid is pissed about the loss of funding for cowboy poetry again.

October 1, 2013

You might want to note

During a (partial) Government shutdown the military gets paid.  Social Security checks keep coming.  The post office is open. Oh, Senators and Congressmen and the President continue to get paid.

Fuck 'em all. How about we find elected officials who remember they are there to represent the state, their district -- in other words the voters -- not the Party. Every Democrat who toes the party line on ObamaCare is thwarting the will of the majority of Americans.

By the way, Mr. President, has it ever occured to you that the people who want to do away with your disastrous Healthcare Takeoover are doing what their voters sent them to Washington to do?  Are you so narcissistic to think you are the only politician with a mandate?

A quarter of a century

Please join me in wishing my son a happy birthday today. No, dear reader, this is not a re-run, or a left over post. You should not get confused.  Today is my oldest son's birthday! He turns 25 today. If you are keeping track, and I have no doubt you are since my life is paramount to your interests; all three of my kids have a birthday within two weeks. My daughter and youngest were born in September, my middle on on the first day of October. Today's birthday boy used to complain that it was not fair he had to wait a month  to celebrate his birthday.

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