My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Merry Conservative Christmas to You All

It's been 3 weeks since I posted as you may have noticed.  It's not for the lack of subject matter. Actually it's being overwhelmed with Conservative subject matter.  First you have the Republicans capitulating to the likes of Harry Reid and barrack hussein obama on just about everything except a trillion $ budget.  DATA, comes to mind.  Talk about not thinking this one through!  Holy Mercy!  START (?).  Should be named STOP!!! in the name of all that is Holy.  Give away American safety and security for the promise to be good.  Gee when was the last time the Russians lied to us! And to top it off, John Boehner decides to leave WDC early to work on his tan and doesn't vote on the last bill in the House.  Along with about 130 other worthless pieces of dog poo!  What in the world is wrong with these people.  Have they forgot November all ready!

That's OK,  B O is working on his tan in Hawaii with the rest of his family for the next two weeks. Hopefully he won't do too much damage while swimming in the blue surf..  Can you say Rip Tide.  (Opps is that the Secret Service knocking on my door).

Like I said overwhelming.  Schools sending permission slips home so the kids can say the Pledge of Allegiance. If that isn't good enough the Pledge may be re-worded to omit the words, "under God".  Please tell me it ain't so. We had a local radio Pastor who ask people to put a Cross by their Nativity Scene to show the Birth of Christ was the beginning of our Salvation and the Cross was Christians receiving the Salvation.  Sad part of it was people wanted to do it but couldn't find only a few stores that sold and outside Nativity Scene.  Even The Home Depot only had small shelf type ones for sale.  But by golly they had plenty of Santa stuff. Elves, Snowmen, Clowns, and just about everything else. The list goes on and on and on and on.  Just call me a cynical old man.  I still believe a man's word and works is his binding honor.  It's a damn shame the world doesn't operate that way anymore.  It's all about the $$$$.  It's not about the birth of Jesus.  So Sad

Now after that uplifting prologue I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year.  And, I really mean it.  You all take Care and God Bless,

Pops

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Why Term Limits, Why Not, Why Now!

Admittedly I do not know Congressman Charlie Rangel.  I know only of him through the news.  I've never been to his district in New York.  Undoubtedly he is well liked.  He has spent the last 40 years representing the people of his district well enough to get himself re-elected.  Over, and over and over and over again.  That in itself does not necessarily make him a good representative, only a good politician. He began his political career in 1971 at the rate of $42,500 per year*  He and the rest of the Congressmen and women currently are paid $174,000 per year plus benefits above and well beyond what the average American receives.  A very healthy sum what ever year your wish to align your salary with.  Although this is not meant to be a pick on Congressman Rangel it does cause me to wonder why we have so many millionaires in Congress.  I don't know who said it however, the saying goes something like this.  When does a politician's campaign for re-election start?  The day after he wins the election.

 That should say something to all of us.  Do we want our elected officials interviewing for a job that may be two, four, or six years away?  I don't.  I want them there working on the problems of the country, their state and their district.  Do you really think George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Winston Churchill really gave a damn about getting re-elected.  I think not.  They cared.  They cared about their country, the people in the country and the future of the country.  I have heard George Washington had to mortgage his farm just to have the money to get to Philadelphia for his inauguration.  I am sure some historian can verify or refute that.  But, if true the point is sacrifice for the good of country not for the good of getting re-elected (aka good of yourself).

Let me go back to Congressman Rangel for a moment.  I wish my good friend Elizabeth would read this as she is a counselor and a professional. She would (might) be able to make an unofficial clinical decision as to whether Congressman Rangel is in denial.  I think he might be but I am just a commoner.  I am reminded of the pictures of the late Senator Strom Thurmond and the late Senator Robert Byrd in their last days in Congress. They were pushed onto the floor of Congress by aides in wheelchairs.  When they spoke it was quite sad as you (I) could tell they were a mere shell of themselves. The fire and power and strength they once had was faded and gone. I wondered at the time if they even knew what was going on.  What really concerned me was did they even know what they were voting on.  Congressman Rangel is 80 and appears in pretty good health.  Senator Thurmond was in his 90's I believe, as was Senator Byrd.  I am not advocating a mandatory retirement age.  I do feel that we all reach an age where we are better off to turn over the reigns and sit back relax and enjoy the young people making mistakes.  Just as we did and they will do.  It's called learning.  Sometimes easy, sometimes hard, nonetheless, learning.

We must push our elected officials now to enact term limits on the Senate and the Congress.  It's good enough for the President, thank goodness, and it's good enough for Congress.While main stream America has the eyes and ears of the current Congress would this not be a good time to push for term limits?  Personally I think 12 years is plenty.  A true American would be allowed to serve 6 Congressional terms or 2 Senate terms. No more, pick your poison.  You want to be a Congressman fine, you want to be a Senator that's fine too but, 12 years service period!  Oh yes, your salary.  How about the average of what the American blue collar guy makes.  That's about $45,000. The real median earnings of men who worked full time, year-round climbed between 2006 and 2007, from $43,460 to $45,113.*  How do these guys/gals become millionaires?

Just some food for thought on this desperate and dateless Saturday night.

May G-d Bless America and keep our brave warriors safe.

Pops 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Enough is Enough

ABNMOMMA
November 30, 1955 - March 30, 2009
On your birthday you are deeply missed by your children, grandchildren, your patients and me.
  I miss you Tiger!
Pops
Enough is enough or my subtitle, Get A Pair, Mr President!  I'll let you in on my despicable act at the end of this post.  What I am talking about is this Wikileaks and its CEO, Julian Assange.  Today the leftie newsrag, the New York Times headlined the Wikileaks outing of thousands of classified documents.  As in the past these documents were handed over by an apparent traitor to the United States of America.  Mr. Assange appears to have an ax to grind with our county and apparently our allies.  He continues to put Americans and citizens of our allies in harms way.  The senator who can't make up his mind, Joe Liberman said Sunday, Wikileaks, aka, Julian Assange,  will have blood on their hands.  Hell Joe, I said that at the leaking of the first set of documents!  Get on the band wagon or didn't you have enough polling data at the time.  Mr. Lieberman also said he doubts Wikileaks and Mr. Assange are terrorists. In the strict sense of the word he made be true.  Since he is not a  US citizen, thank goodness, he cannot be held responsible for his acts by our county.  BUT, the T R A I T O R, who supplied the documents can and should be held accountable, tried, convicted and justly sentenced to the fullest extent of the law!

Having said that, the big discussion on the news this evening and most of the day appears to be barrack hussien obama's response or lack there of.  This is the 3rd leak and  B O can't seem to comment about it let alone do something about it.  It appears he has forgotten Mo Kadafy and President Reagan's little bomb run. That would have and was a excellent example for B O to follow.  He must not read history books in law school.  He might try the Teddy Roosevelt, "walk softly and carry a big stick".  B O's been walking softly now is the time to use the damn stick!  I have full faith and confidence in the Central Intelligence Agency that they know the whereabouts of Mr. Assange and have the necessary skills (drugs or whatever) to see that Mr Assange sleeps with the fishes, and soon.  This is easily arranged by a Presidential order.  B O doesn't have a problem using Presidential orders to circumvent congressional vetting of his czars.  He certainly shouldn't have a problem offing an enemy of the state! Then again we are back to the pair he doesn't seem to have.

The bottom line to this is folks this action or lack of action by B O makes the United States and the Office of the President of the United States look impotent.  And, if B O doesn't take some kind of strong positive action and soon this impotence image will only continue. Soon Iran, North Korea, Cuba and the rest of the minor little countries will follow suit. The bottom line is act now Mr. President,
Get a pair and act now!

Now about me.  I have become part of the problem and not part of the cure and am truly ashamed.  Here is what happened.  On black Friday I was driving to work.  It was in the 30's here in the Midwest.  On my way to work is a stretch of highway about 2 miles long with absolutely nothing but fields on both sides.  It is between two subdivisions. Now black Friday is a very important and busy day even at The Home Depot.  And I, am a very important employee and really need to get there on time and begin my job.  As I am going past this long stretch of highway I see what appears to be 3 people walking. My best guess is a mother, teen daughter and little one, perhaps 3 or 4 years old.  As I drive by the little one gets picked up by "mom".  Now the closest place these people could be going is a shopping center about a mile up the road.  I thought of stopping of and offering them a ride.  It was cold and it was a little one.  But as I drove I convinced myself, A: I could get hurt by picking them up, B: they wouldn't ride with me as they would be afraid of me, C: they might use the cell phone to call the police saying I tried to abduct them, and D: Oh my, it's black Friday and I have to get to work because I am important.  Needless to say I went to work and didn't offer the ride.  Where in the world have I gotten so callous as to not try to help my fellow man.  Am I under control of the PC crowd where an old man, grandfather of 7 can, but doesn't offer a ride to a mother and her children on a cold day. Good Lord, what in the world have I let these people and this society make me into!  It was truly a black Friday for me as I have felt like a bag of dog dirt ever since. No matter how hard I try can never make it up.  It is so sad.

Pops (:~(

From Right to Left!

I have been somewhat troubled about the recent "Conservative Outrage" over the TSA screening process.  I had previously made a lite comment about it and got no takers.  I was disappointed.  I am a follower of Sean H, brother Limbaugh, Mark Levin and think the perfect woman is a combo of Michelle Malkin and Anne Coulter (with a lot of ABNMOMMA thrown in). This time I vehemently disagree with their slamming criticism of the TSA employees.  They are just flat wrong.  I am siding with most of  the left on this.  Here's why.

Who among us at one time or another hasn't gritted his teeth and done some act we detested because our job required it or our boss said it had to be done.  In this economy who among us wants to take the chance of losing our job.  Daddy used to say there's a rotten apple in every barrel, even the TSA.  That's my point.  We all know of someone who shouldn't be employed in the profession they work in.  There are bad cops, doctors, a ton of evil politicians, retail workers and the list goes on.  Faced with the job of scanning or patting someone down whoamong us is going to say NO! Can you say, Your fired!  These TSA workers are doing what they must to support a family.

Where my favorite "righties" are wrong is they are attacking the workers and NOT the top dogs of the administration.  They need to go after Janet N, barack O, Eric H and the rest.  They are the ones that are making the rules. This administration has a fly by night mentality and doesn't have a clue as to how to run an organization. The TSA, I would say, the majority of the TSA employee, are just trying to feed their family and pay the rent.  If the likes of Sean and Rush don't get off this band wagon they will push the TSA employees right into the SEIU.  Just where the "Right" doesn't need them.    That is why today I am going from the "Right" to the "Left".

On a personal note.  I am so disgusted with myself.  I have become part of the problem and not part of the cure.  Tune is tomorrow when I tell you what I did on Black Friday. You may never read this blog again.

God Bless America,

Pops

Monday, November 22, 2010

Excuse Me Mr. Rockyfeller!!

 I have very mixed emotions about the state of West Virginia.  I am told my ancestors lived there before moving to Ohio in the late 1700's.  ABNMOMMA and I drove the old West Virginia Turnpike to Myrtle Beach on our honeymoon nearly 34 years ago.  They called it a suicide turnpike.  It had 3 lanes up the hills.  One north bound, one south bound and one for the daring to pass.  Jerry West the great basketball player is from West Virginia as is General Chuck Yeager the first man to break the sound barrier.  The "king of pork" Senator Robert Byrd is also from West Virginia (may G-d have mercy on his KKK soul).


Now is seems West Virginia has produced a complete idiot by the name of Jay Rockyfeller!  Mr. Rockyfeller is masquerading as a Senator from the state of West Virginia.  He may very well be masquarding as a human bean!  I say bean because a human being has an IQ.  From his recent comments regarding MSNBC and Fox News there is no possible way he could be smart enough to be a US Senator, regardless of how low the current standards are.
 In a comments at a Senate Hearing on Wednesday, West Virginia Senator (I still believe it's an impostor) stated,

There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ “*I bid the alleged Senator to read this quote.  Something most grade school children know and call the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


My good friends in West Virginia, please show some type of intelligence.  This past election you voted in a man who was in favor of Cap and Tax.  When Mr. Rockyfeller comes up for election vote this moron O U T.
You deserve better!


OFF COLOR WARNING!
Now if I may comment on the recent uproar regarding the TSA patdown searches.  I am siding with Gloria Allread.  It's been so long since I've been groped I would probably enjoy it!  That is all!


Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and followers and God Bless this great country called
America!

Pops



*http://katypundit.com/news/fox-senator-jay-rockefeller-wishes-fcc-would-shut-down-fox-news/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Little Wisdom From a Jewish Fellow

This was received by me this morning when I opened my email.  It's better than any pre "Holiday Season" post I could ever hope to read or write.  Perhaps you may want to copy and paste or  pass it on or just email by blog address to about a million  of your closest friends.  Maybe, just maybe we can start getting the RIGHT message out about the "Holiday Season"

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday  Morning  Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish.  And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees...  I don't feel threatened..  I don't feel discriminated against .. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me.  I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu ...  If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that
America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?  I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the
America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response..  She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school.  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he's talking about..  And we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks o f us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it... no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.



My Best Regards,  Honestly and respectfully,

Ben S

Pops

Friday, November 12, 2010

News and Notes

Perusing the news from around the world and the good ol' US of  A I found these tidbits.

A California kid is permitted to have an American flag on this bike.  Clik here

Straight kids permitted to where Proud Straight T-shirts to school.  Clik here

President barrack hussein obama handed his ASS on a platter.  Clik here  (Sorry, I just couldn't help myself)

I lost my BUTT on November 2 and went on a world tour.  That didn't work a new czar, hmmm, Clik here 

Piglet Piggy Banks, Now here is something for the animal rights people!  Clik here

And just to prove we are not the only nuts on the planet,  Flat Screen TV's for prisinors.  Clik Here

Finally if all that doesn't get your blood running and your heart rate up you can trade places with me.  Here's my last 19 days in a nutshell.

Returning home from the NASCAR race on October 25, 500 yards from the house a 10 point buck lands on the hood of my car.  Cost $1539

Tonight, returning home in the rental car from Logan delivering some Watkins products a doe hits me and rips the mirror off the passenger side of the car.  Cost, $$$ unknown,  Pride, priceless

Turned on the TV to forget about the two incidents it blows up,  Cost  ????

Oh yes, did I mention the $60 speeding ticket I got for going 54 MPH in a 45 MPH  zone in Virginia, Cost,  I ain't paid it yet! 

At this rate my daughter will take my keys away from me!

Have a good weekend!

Pops

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Old Man's Thoughts

Today was a beautiful day in the Midwest.  The sun shone and the sky was that gorgeous blue with only a very few high clouds.  The temperature was expected to reach 68.  Not a record high for this time of year but good enough for the call of the highway and the Harley was ready.  Most of the morning was spent with a friend who had recently lost his father.  Nothing heavy just drinking coffee on the patio and listening.  I may have missed my calling maybe I should have been a Priest or bartender.  I am not sure what, if anything was accomplished but he left and I thought maybe I had done some good.  Only time will tell.

The Vietnam traveling wall is here in town and with the weather, the call of the Harley and the road it sounded like a good idea.  I have never been to Washington DC and seen the real wall so this seemed like a good thing to do.  I considered taking Jacob but decided it might be best for me to see it by myself.  One never knows what might happen and I might have a moment.  If I did, I did NOT want any witnesses. That's just the way I am so please don't try to psychoanalyze me.

After waiting in line about an hour I got to the beginning of the wall.  Physically it is not an imposing object.  Black with white letters it starts of short about a foot or so in height and ramps up to about five and a half feet in the middle of the wall then back tapering down on the other end to about a foot or so.  A high school band was playing patriotic songs and a choir, high school I suppose was singing also.  Some people were listening.  Some people were standing in small groups of 3 or 4 just talking.  The rest of us,  just standing in line. A single man about my age was in front of me and the same behind me.  We looked at each other occasionally but not a word was spoken.   Almost no  one talking, maybe a small child to his/her parent but even that was at a whisper.  A very quiet line.

As I reached the beginning of the wall I stopped, thought for a moment, said a brief prayer for those who's names were on the wall and began my walk.  I lost some friends in Vietnam but never looked for their names.  Mike Spangler's name is on the wall.  Mike and I played football together in high school.  He was a year older than I was and graduated a year before me.  We doubled dated with two of the prettiest girls in our high school.  At least we thought they were.  Before I graduated the next year Mike was KIA.  Like I said his name is on the wall.  Where, I don't know.  It won't bring him back for his brothers Jerry or Chuck. We won't be double dating any more.  Finding his name seemed a non issue.  I knew it was there and he was gone.

I read names on each of the panels.  Smith, Brown, Gidlow, Pena, Gonzales, some I couldn't pronounce or spell.  I understand there are over 50,000 names on the wall.  I made it a point to read several names on each panel.  As I walked slowly in silence it began to come to me.  With each name is a family of Jerry's and Chuck's just a different last name.  There are girlfriends without boyfriends and parents without sons.  Sisters who no longer have a brother such as my family friend Francine.  Her brother was KIA in 1967.  He like, Mike was 18 and just out of high school.  One time when Francine and I were talking about Jacob she just started crying. She was 12 when her brother died and she remembers it to this day when the family was notified.  She has lost her big brother.  Fifty thousand  names, fifty thousand families, fifty thousand stories

As I finished my walk,  I thought.  I saw English names, German names, Mexican names, Polish names and names I didn't really know what country of origin they may have come from.  I know for a fact black men died in Vietnam.  I know for a fact white men died in Vietnam,  I am willing to bet red and yellow men died in Vietnam, for the cause. I know one more thing.  Regardless of skin color or the country of their heritage  they were one thing......First and foremost they were Americans and they give it all for their county. 

God bless these men and God Bless America on this Veterans Day

Friday, November 5, 2010

This Ain't Gonna Happen!

I know you all have been waiting on my complete and in depth analysis of the election this past Tuesday so here it comes.  It speaks for itself.  Conservative America (most of America) is sick and tired of liberal politics and the "same ol' thing".  The "same ol' thing"  stands for Republican legislators who think they know what's best for America.  The Tea Party has spoken and Democrats and Republicans alike better be listening.  No more politics as usual! 

The Tea Party has done what the Republican Party has refused to do for years.  Sacrifice a few for the gains of many.  Yes, they lost to Harry Reid, and in California and Christine O'Donnell but they put 60+ new people in play.  Eighteen of those specifically backed by the Momma Grizzly herself, Sarah Palin.  The Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and the likes of politicians like Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are forces to be reckoned with and the Republican Party better sit and take notice!

Here's a good way to start.  Having said that, "This ain't gonna happen"  My humble opinion of course.  Pay cuts for the rich!  Err, Congress.  Compliments of "The Hill". Clik Here.  It seems several taxpayer groups think pay cuts are in order for Congress.  Who's going to argue with that.  $174,000 is a little more than I make working for The Home Depot. Probably more than most Americans.  Here again in my ever so humble opinion it would have to be a substantial cut.  A small $5000 token cut ain't gonna get it for me.  I once heard a story, don't know if it's true or not that George Washington had to put his farm up to have the money to go to Philadelphia to his own inauguration.  I believe it was on Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story"  One of you historians can check it out.  Personally with all the benefits I think they should get about a grand a week.

Here's another good reason why these guys and gals need a pay cut.  Let me retract that.  They need a class in morals.  Check out this story on Senator John Kerry, married to the Heinz heiress and multi-million.  He doesn't or won't or can't pay the dock rental on his 7million $$$ yacht!  Oh Please!  Give me a Break.. That said let us not forget Senator Kerry is a Vietnam Veteran.  The one who threw his medals over the Whitehouse fence if I remember correctly.  For the full story from Matt Drudge clik here.

My analysis with is Congress, listen up and pay attention.  Politics as usual is O V E R!

Have a great weekend and God Bless America!

Pops

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do I Have STUPID on my Forhead?

Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you.  Here we go again.  I don't normally buy a paper, yet alone a US Today but,.............I did today.  You see I took the old jalopy into the world's largest retail store for its mandatory oil change and was told it would be an hour.  OK,  No big deal,  I'll just head to the Subway, grab some grub, read the newspaper and pick up the car.  Sounds simple enough.  Right?  WRONG!!!!!

I grab a paper, the US Today and begin to read the news.  I read a couple articles and then turn to the sports section.  Since Jacob and I just returned from the NASCAR race in Martinsville I thought I'd see how far my guy, Jeff Gordon, fell in points for the Championship after Kurt Busch wrecked him.  I start to read a NASCAR article and realize it is old stuff, like Friday.  Hmmm,  I got to a different article and read a little and it is old news, actually history.    I turn to the front page and opps,  It's Friday's edition.  It hadn't been pulled by 10 o'clock and I just paid a buck for it.  Am I stupid or what.

Now back to the front page.  One of the articles I read has to do with changing the letters on street signs in the entire United States of America by 2015.  It seems some knucklehead in the federal government  did a study  and alleges that baby boomers read signs better when the signs are in Capital and small letters.

Like this Main Street.   Currently they are like this MAIN STREET.

Now I think to myself is this stupid!  Does the knucklehead in Washington have any idea how much that is going to cost?  And just who is going to pay for the 47 kazillion street signs that need changed?  Oh did I mention it was mandatory.  Oh did I mention if the cities don't have they signs changed by 2015 the Federalises are going to withhold federal funding for anything the municipalities are getting.  Of course they are not providing any money to help change the signage.  That is a blessing in disguise.  At least obama won't use that a as ruse to raise taxes.

Now back to am I stupid?   As I previously mention son, Jacob and went to the NASCAR race in Martinsville, Virginia this weekend.  Sort of a pre birthday present and a thanks for your service to our country and son and dad just hanging out together like we use to do.  As I am driving and running my mouth on the way to the the race I pass a grey car.  About half way past the the car I realize it is a Virginia State Trooper.  Well, I am committed so I ease on by and then get  back in the right hand lane.  Very shortly I see the very pretty blue lights come on.  I do all the proper things associated with a traffic stop (done a few in my day) you know.  I give the trooper my license, registration card and insurance.  He very politely asks "Mr. Courtright did you know you were going 54MPH when you passed me?  This is a 45 MPH zone.  Please stay in the car I am going to issue you a summons.  Well, what can I say.  I was stupid enough to pass a State Trooper and NOT know what the speed limit was on a 4 LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAY!!!  Can you believe it. Nine miles over the speed limit.  The Trooper was within his rights to issue the summons.  No argument about that.  Haven't said that.  I never issued a summons for less than 15 MPH over the speed limit.  AND...I never lost a case!  So there Mr. Virginia State Trooper!

Well you decide if I am stupid or not.

God Bless America and get out and vote on Tuesday!
I'm tired and going to bed.  You guys proof read this and get back to me.
Pops   

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Common Sense or UNcommon Sense

NOTE It appears as the spamers have got my number or web site therefore in the near future I will be enabling word verification for a while.  I don't really want to but am getting tired of the spamers.

We report you decide as a major information network says.  I am respectfully stealing that for today's post.  I will get back to my BUY AMERICA theme in the next few days.  Most of you know I seldom read a newspaper as it is HISTORY by the time we read it.  I enjoy the fast  paced news like of the net and radio.  Doesn't that sound so....so.....exciting.  Basically I am just too cheap to spend a buck on bird cage lining.  BUT,   today I had some time to kill and was in a coffee shop (without wi-fi)  can you believe that.  It's true.

I bought the local Communist rag, and started my journey.  Headlines  "Military Taking Gays as Recruits".  Then the story of a West Point graduate, Dan Choi.  He apparently is an Iraq war vet and openly homosexual.  The story went on to say he was preparing to re-enlist since the "Don't ask, don't tell" law was overturned by a judge in California.  Who would have thought a California judge would overturn a law like that!  You can go online and read the whole story somewhere I am sure. Mr. Choi is re-enlisting I presume, with the full knowledge that the Attorney General is going to fight this ruling in the higher courts.  That is his right.

Page 2 of the local communist rag:  "Gay slur goes unpunished"  It seems a high school crowd in Eastlake,Ohio started chanting a homosexual slur at a football game this past weekend.  So many chanted it that principal, Jennifer Chauby, was unable to single out anyone in particular.  The report says she did call in several children who fessed up to following the crowd.  She stated she was unable to punish anyone in particular but is making announcements and meeting with individual students to convey it was wrong.  The local Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland said it amounted to bullying.  Oh my!  Bullying again. 

Having said(typed) that I don't condone bullying or teasing, or picking on any one.  I DO say toughen up Slugo!  Real life ain't easy.

The third thing that caught my eye in the local Communist rag was an article on the OP ED page by Thomas Sowell.  In the article Mr. Sowell discusses the Chancellor of Germany' recent remark regarding multiculturalism.  Chancellor Merkel said flat out it doesn't work!  Mr. Sowell credits her for, guess what, her courage.  Germany willingly opened their borders to anyone who wished to enter the country.  The misconception was these people would assimilate into the Germany society.  They later would become Germans with a (insert country) heritage.  This didn't happen and Chancellor Merkel said so.

Now who has showed common sense and who hasn't.  Mr. Choi didn't in my opinion and it has nothing to do with his homosexuality.  Common sense would dictate wait until the court challenge is over and then if the law is struck down enlist.  Doing it now only creates more paperwork and he gets his 15 minutes of fame.  A graduate of West Point you would think he would be smarter.  He probably is however, he has no common sense.  I'm glad Jacob has been discharged.  I wouldn't want him to have Mr. Choi for a commander.  Being smart is ok but, common sense will carry you a long way!

I normally line up against school teachers, principals, superintendents, and school boards.  This time this principal showed common sense by not trying to single out a student or several students.  Kudos to a school principal with common sense.  Unfortunately the group who said it amounted to bullying, well, like I said, Life ain't easy. They have no common sense. There has always been bullying and always will.  You cannot legislate peoples emotions, feeling, thoughts or minds.

Mr. Sowell is a well know black Conservative.  I wonder if he showed common sense by writing this article.  Chancellor Merkel may not have shown common sense but she certainly, as Mr. Sowell said, showed courage.  If she is re-elected I suppose you could say she had common sense or at least guts.  Kudos to Chancellor Merkel for telling the truth.

Now if we can just learn from her strong stand and make English our official language and quite printing everything in ten languages.  Some people don't want to be Americans they just want our freedoms.

It's off to the races this weekend with civilian Jacob.  This is his birthday present and get out the ARMY treat.  After a tour in Baghdad and time in Hati he deserves a NASCAR  race.  Martinsville Virginia HERE WE COME.  Any body got bail money?

God Bless America and you all!

Pops

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bet You Missed This One

I have shied away from most of this political season as I mainly preach to the choir.  That is good as the choir needs some positive influence once in a while.  I just have to report this tidbit  of info and then I will get on with my main topic.

Today The Great State of Ohio is blessed (?) with visits from barrack hussein obama, Michelle, the belle, obama and Mr. Sound Bite Gaff himself, Vice President, JOE BIDEN!  That is a lot of heavy hitting for a state that obama won by 8 points.  Ex-representative John Kasich has had a consistent lead sometime by double digits.  On top of this it is the 11th time, that is correct the 11th time barrack hussein obama has been to Ohio.  Talk about beating a dead horse!  Ohio will have a Republican governor in two weeks.

If you  have read my blog for a while you most likely noticed my Support Arizona logo.  This got me thinking a while ago and it was finally brought to a head this past Thursday.  And, No, it’s not about immigration.  It’s about America, my land, your land, and
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses.

Compliments of the day old USA Today in the break room of The Home Deport I garnered this small 8 news item.  Headlines, China buys interest in Texas oil field.

These 8 lines go on to say China’s state owned, offshore oil company has bought a1/3 share in 600,000, six hundred thousand, acres that Chesapeake Energy leases in a south Texas oil field.  Now folks, I know Texas is a big place but, 600,000 acres, even in Texas is a lot of land to be somewhat partially owned by China.  China will pay Chesapeake 1.3 billion, billion with a “B” in cash (?)!!!!!!!!!!  Now exactly who’s cash is Chesapeake getting paid with?

Stay with me here folks and I will tie this together.

I needed a shovel.  You would think living in the country for most of my adult life I would have one.  I did!  With a son and daughter close by tools tend to disappear.  Hmm.  I take the opportunity at work the other day to shop for a shovel.  A shovel is not a terribly complicated tool to use or to build.  You take a piece of steel stamp it, sharpen it, add a study piece of wood or recycled plastic for a handle and BINGO!  A shovel. 
I recently bought a paint pole extension to paint the ceilings in my house which are 14 feet in height.  I looked at a couple and found one “Made in America”.  It cost a couple of bucks more but in my secret war to keep Americans employed I bought it.  Now, back to the shovel

I examined each and every shovel being sold by THD and could not find one “Made in America”.  The very best I could find was one company who tired very hard to conceal the fact it was not “Made in America” by using Red, White and Blue on the label and then declaring “Assembled in America, using foreign materials”.  Not one shovel, a simple device with simple construction was “Made in America”

We took in those “tired and poor and huddled masses and they built the greatest most desired nation in the world.  We built the factories, built the cars, the tallest skyscrapers and  now……  The factories fall silent as our shovels are made overseas.  The tallest skyscrapers are built in lands I can’t even pronounce and Consumer Reports the best cars in the United States are the imports.

Google foreign ownership of land in the United States and you get 4.3 million hits. Stats from the USDA show that:

Foreign interests owned 14.5 million acres, or slightly over 1 percent, of privately owned U.S. agricultural land (farm and forest land) on December 31, 1990. That's up 15 percent (1,875,806 acres) from the previous year, according to a recent issue of the Agriculture Department's FARMLINE magazine. 

I ask you my friends what is happening in this country?  What?

I don’t know what you are doing about this problem but I know what I am going to do.  I’m going to          BUY AMERICAN!

God Bless America.

Pops

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Let the Glory be God's

Let the Glory be God's
Let the joy be the rescued, their family's and the rescuers!

I'm sitting here in front of the tube waiting patiently, sometimes not so patiently, for the rescue of the Chilean miners. My heart is full of hope and my eyes begin to tear up once in a while.  Tears of Joy, manly tears of course, none the less tears.  

My mind wonders what has gone through the minds of these  trapped men and their families. We all know the story, hopefully, you haven't been in a coma for the past two plus months.  I am not a person who necessarily likes tight places, like CAT scan tubes.  I have been to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and hiked some cave trails.  I would probably do it again but, working in a mine, probably not.  

Trapped for 17 days with no one knowing whether they or alive or not.  If you are religious what deals do you make with God?  What promises do you make to get you out a alive? That's the first thing I believe many of us would think. I am reminded what my father, a veteran of WWII fighting in the Philippines,  told me when I enlisted in the ARMY during the Vietnam War.  "Son, there are no atheists in a fox hole"  At some time during my life I told Jacob that story. One of the first things he told me on his first call from Baghdad was simply, "Dad, grandpa was right"   No further explanation was necessary. A quarter mile under the earth with what appears to be any way out would seem like a foxhole to me. I would like to think I would be strong and recite, Something like "not my will but thy will"  I don't know if I am that strong.  Now the hard part.  How to rescue 33 men from a room a quarter of a mile under the surface of the earth.  

The first miner is on his way up

I find it strange that Chile is the country to make this rescue.  Not that it is not worthy but in the US Chile is not the first country of discussion, This country has made history with this rescue and the engineering to support this rescue. I have heard how the US has contributed by supplying NASA style meals for those trapped miners.  Every news reporter has mentioned that.  Is that really germane to the rescue? You all know I love this country more than the air I breathe but give the glory to God!  Give the joy to the family and stuff our "we" attitude in a can.  

I was so pleased to see the President of Chile cross himself when the capsule and it's second rescuer made it safely to the bottom. I wonder if our President would have put himself in a situation that would have had him photographed making the Sign of the Cross?  

The first capsule is UP!!!!  Praise the Lord.  Thirty 32 more miners to go!  He seems well and is greeted by what is believed to be his son and wife.  As the camera pans the crowd tears in the eyes of some of the biggest, rugged, manly men I have ever seen.  Now for the second time the reporter, who's name I don't know has said, "Thank the Lord".  Someone feels the same as I do.  Now 32 more minors to go.

Yes, the country of Chile has many many people working on this project however the engineers who have pulled this off have had a guiding hand that if I could speak Spanish am sure some of these rescuers have thanked as this first miner safely arrived.

More to come for as long as I can stay awake,

1:11AM  The second miner up!  He's hugging all his rescuers and celebrating as the rescuer chant which is spelling out Chile!

6:52AM Seven miners have reached the surface. Number 8 is on the way up!

7:57AM  Number 10 is up and safe.  PTL!

9:47PM Chile time,  Luis Alberto Urzua, the last miner is on his way up! 
He home!  After 69 days Luis Alberto Urzua, the leader of the men trapped underground is OUT!

Pops

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Food For Thought (Police)

First Amendment

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.*

For me and my simple mind that seems pretty straight forward.  I am addressing the part that says, "prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech."

In other words you can say anything about anything.  Now having said that I realize we have made a few rules that overrule my anything about anything.  For example the ruling you can't yell "Fire" in a crowded theater. The basic "theater" ruling was ruled to prevent harm to people who may be injured trying to exit the facility during an emergency.  This is to say to you can't have freedom of speech for the purpose of inciting panic.  That  makes perfect sense to me. 

Now comes the "politically correct" crowd. You can't call a fat person fat (except me, I don't care, I am). You can't call a homosexual a homosexual because he/she is, you must call them "gay" (?).  You can't say I wanna beat the snot out of you because you just PO'd me by calling me a dumb Conservative.  Now I can't even say I really don't want Muslims or illegal Hispanics in our/my country.  Well at least that's the way it is in the Netherlands.  I invite you to read this article about Geert Wilders Clik here.  Mr. Wilders is on trial in the Netherlands for hate speech.  Yes, that is right "hate speech".  According to the article, and you should read it, really, what an eye opener, Mr. Wilders stated "I've had enough of Islam in the Netherlands: let not one more Muslim immigrate."  He is also purported to have "I've had enough of the Quran in the Netherlands: Forbid that fascist book."

The population of the Netherlands.....TIME OUT!   A lady just called the Rush Limbaugh show and complained to Rush Limbaugh they were upset with him for calling barrack hussein obama a Jackass. She said it was insulting......................to the jackass and hard working and trusty animal since the beginning of time.  LOL.  Back to your local program.

in the Netherlands is approximately 16.5M.  Approximately 1.6 million Dutch voted for Mr. Wilders.  Now if I did my math right that equals about 10% of the population.  if you make the assumption every man, woman and child votes.  If you make the assumption only 50% of the population votes....well double the 10%. 

Where am I going with all this.  Here!  This country is all ready in the grasp of the politically correct.  We have no smoking laws, we have no cussing laws, kids can't ride a bike without a helmet, they can't play physical games on the playground and parents won't allow teachers to discipline their child when they misbehave. We have bullying rules and must us the term "people of color" or be scorned.  For those of us who grew up saying yes mame, no sir and c'mon boys let's go! We walk in fear of being called out by a fellow employee.  We can't say we are Christian or fear being called a Bible Thumper and trying to force our religion but it's all right for Muslim women to not have to remove their face veils to have a drivers license picture.  I grew up in a loving home and calling a female "hon" was comonplace.  If  I do that at work, watch out, I might offend someone.

With laws being passed and the politically correct crowd squealing louder than a pig caught in a barb wire fence it is only a matter of time before some Conservative is hauled of to court for saying something offensive like
America, like it or leave it!

Please save you penny's as I expect the "thought police" will be picking me up shortly and I will need bail money!  Really!   read the article it will scare the bejeebies out of you!

Pops
Refs:
*Cornell University

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Bad Day, PERIOD!

I went to bed last night and,  I woke up this morning.  I didn’t want to go to bed because I couldn’t get my mind to stop thinking.  I really hate nights like that.  All though this may be a whine on my part I want my readers to consider it informative. 

I remember today September 30, 2008 very well.  You see, 2 years ago Gretchen was diagnosed with Cancer.  She was seeing patients as she always seemed to be doing and I took the call.  “Hi, this is Dr. so and so’s office.  Is Gretchen there?  No,  Oh, is this Mr. Courtright? Yes,  We have the results from Gretchen’s tests and Dr. so and so wants to see her today if possible.”

I ‘ve been married to a nurse for 30+ years.  Wanting to see a patient “today” is not a good sign.  I knew the call and the test results were not good.  I had no idea how bad they would be.  Gretchen came home about an hour later.  I had no idea how to tell here other than how the Dr’s office said it.  The Dr. wants to see you today, I said.  About as subtle as a bull in a china shop.  She didn’t really react that much.  She went immediately into what we called “nurse mode”  Something she did when me or the kids got hurt.  No sympathy, just attack the problem at hand and deal with the emotions later.  Her reply was “What time?”. I told her we have to call.  She did and we left within 20 minutes.

At the Drs. Office we waited a short time and then went in to the sterile little room, with the charts and a picture on the wall to make it seems more comfortable and waited.  Thank goodness, not very long but, to me at least it seemed an eternity.  Dr. so and so came in and looked directly at Gretchen  and said.  The tests reveal  a lesion 3.5 mm on your right lung.  With the symptoms you have had it is consistent with cancer. Gretchen never moved, never gasped, never did anything for what seemed another eternity.  She looked at me and I could see something I don’t think I ever saw in her face.  Fear.  Tears welled and she wiped them then, the dreaded “nurse mode”.  Never a word to me, a look my way, just that damn “nurse mode”.  She just looked at Dr. so and so, and said we must be aggressive.  Dr. so and so outlined some procedures and then said I’ll give you a few minutes and left the room. 

I know we talked with each other but what we said escapes me.  I honestly have no idea what we said to each other. Not a clue.  Dr. so and so re-entered the room and she and Gretchen went into Dr. and nurse mode.  They started talking medicine and treatments. Then, Dr. so and so finally turned to me and ask if I had any questions.  Oh my mind went into overdrive.  QUESTIONS!  QUESTIONS!,  You just pronounced my wife with a death sentence and you ask me if I have QUESTIONS!  I haven’t been part of this conversation for the past half hour and you want to know if I have     QUESTIONS!  You’re &^%**%$&  right I have QUESTIONS! 

I opened my mouth and calmly said, “No, Gretchen will explain it all to me.  Thank you”  What Gretchen would call “Cop mode” took over.  Handle the situation and break down later.  It seems to run in the family.

A long ride home and not much conversation.  Not much to say,  Just process what you’ve just heard and try to sort everything out.  Finally, the kitchen.  Our little neutral  zone.  Where we have always had our most serious and personal conversations.  I made some coffee she got her Diet Coke.  We just stood there in our respective places and looked at each other.  She never was one to swear much and quite frankly I expected some expletive deleted to come.  They didn’t of course.  She just looked  me in  the straight forward face she got when seriousness was on the table and said two things.

“Well, this sucks! What could I say to that.  I just looked at her and said, “yep, this really sucks.”  She then looked at me and calmly said, “You know this will take a miracle from God, don’t you”?  “Yes, I know”  That pretty much summed up the worst day of my life.

And, yes, we did have a melt down later  but not then.  In our family there is a time and place for everything.  Our kitchen was neither the time, nor the place.

Why do I write this today.  It is the 2nd anniversary that’s why.  Last night as I always do I prayed to God to take care of her.  Begged for 5 minutes with her and then finally decided to write this post.  The reason I am going to use it to tell people who read it.  The pain does not go away on the inside even though it appears so on the outside.  If you have a friend who has lost a loved one just because they smile and laugh and appear to be ok on the outside they may not be healed on the inside.  This is not just my story but the story of several other people I know in the same situation.   It is only though the good support of friends and family and those in our situation is how we manage to sometimes “just get though the day”

Remember that the next time you are with a friend who has lost a loved one.

Thank you all for your support.

Pops,
Husband of Gretchen

Saturday, September 25, 2010

45 Pages of Hooey!

Those of you who know me and follow Conservative Outrage know I usually wind up on the right side of Sean Hannity and the rest. Key word here is usually! I got home in time last night to catch Searn’s show on FOX. I was disappointed in Sean’s glowing response to the “Promise to America. Here is the reason why!

They just don’t get it! They just don’t get it!! The tried and true old style Republicans. What a bunch of hooey! Forty-five pages what can best be summed up at complacency, soft on issues, long rhetoric, and just plain lack of ……well…….guts!

There is no solid stance against abortion, gay marriage, border control, or gun rights. There is no solid stand for smaller government, less spending or long term tax reform. It is a gutless 45 pages of more of the same with just more lipstick on the pig. IMHO of course.

You don’t need forty-five pages to say Cut spending NOW! Repeal Obamacare NOW! secure the borders NOW! Do not fund ABORTION in any way shape, matter or form, EVER! Leave my guns alone, FOREVER, Govern by the Constitution, FOREVER! Listen to the people NOW!

Someone please sum that up for me. I know it didn’t take 45 pages of BS.

And…….if you think I am the only one go to Red State.com. Read that post and the 200+ comments. Red State.com

God please help America, ‘cause the politicians aren’t!


Pops

Thursday, September 23, 2010

David Who??

Once again the thought police rears it’s ugly head.  Now I don’t really care what evil you think, as long as you don’t act.  If you want to trash my blog mentally, strangle me for Conservative posts mentally, or think pleasant thoughts about the lamebrains in Congress, have at it.  HOWEVER, if you wish to act on your thoughts well,  whoa, there big boy.  My blog is sacred ground to me, my neck is definitely “my neck” and not meant to be strangled in in way, shape, matter or form.  And well……good thoughts about Congress, go for it, maybe it will get there by osmosis. 

As far as I know the reality is, no one person, can read another person's mind.  If I am wrong, please cite me names, dates and places to document it.  I will then post a retraction.  You probably have guessed this “thought” garbage put out there as "intent" is BS in this ex-officers world.  Think all you want, act on it and your were mine!

Now comes the academic (or should I say anemic) world and it seems one professor can actually read an entire body of student"s minds.  All at one time, sort of simultaneously, all together at the same time as Yogi Berra might say!

Here’s the web site where I got the article:

http://weaselzippers.us/2010/09/20/academic-at-university-of-illinois-the-students-nativist-display-on-911-of-chanting-usa-at-a-football-game-is-offensive-to-muslims/

Here is the entire article copied from the above web site:


(Daily Illini)- The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and that the U.S. has been justified in the subsequent killing of hundreds of thousands in so-called retaliation.
The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and that the U.S. has been justified in the subsequent killing of hundreds of thousands in so-called retaliation.
The observance at Saturday’s football game was no different. A moment of silence was followed by a military airplane flyover; in between, Block-I students chanted “USA, USA.” This was neither patriotism nor remembrance in any justifiable sense, but politicization, militarism, propaganda and bellicosity. The University is a public institution that encompasses the political views of all, not just the most (falsely) “patriotic.” Athletic planners should cease such exploitation for political purposes. They might at least consider how most Muslim students, American or otherwise, would respond to this nativist display; or better, Muslims and others that live their lives under the threat of our planes, drones and soldiers.
The overwhelmingly white, privileged, Block-I students should be ashamed of their obnoxious, fake-macho, chicken-hawk chant, while poverty-drafted members of their cohort fight and die in illegal and immoral wars for the control of oil. University administrators need to eliminate from all events such “patriotic” observances, which in this country cannot be separated from implicit justifications for state-sponsored killing.
David Green,
University Academic Professional
http://weaselzippers.us/ 

What does this have to do with the “thought police”?  Mr. Green gives his apparently unbiased opinion.  His opinion gives me cause for concern on two fronts.  First, is this not America?  Home of the Brave ,Land of Free, Freedom of speech, etc?  We’ve had this discussion before regarding the famous “N” word.  My original thought was Mr. Green if the Muslims don’t want to hear a chant USA!  USA! USA!  Go to a country that doesn’t chant it.  If you are an American Muslim,  you should be chanting too.  You are a USA citizen are you not?  Ergo, (I like that word, sounds so…so.  Snotty)  E. Pluribus Unum, from many ONE!!  
Secondly,  This person  is teaching at a university and does have some control over young minds.  If he is willing to publish an article like this in the college newspaper what in the world is he doing in a classroom!  I don’t want a college professor teaching my grandchildren his personal political ideas.  Educate on the subject you are assigned to teach and leave the politics to the politicians.

Perhaps we should have a “thought” police.  Somebody needs to know what a moron, like Mr. Green is thinking!


GOD BLESS AMERICA (and Mr. Green)

Pops

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What in the World !!!

Once again I hang my head in shame.  Again, what was once the Great State of Ohio has lost is greatness and some of its people have gone completely insane.  I refer to the recent embarrassing decision of the burg of Andover, Ohio's trustees to cancel a Tea Party rally on Constitution Day.  DUH!  You can read the complete article here.

My second, hang my head in shame is the Ohio State football team.  After a thrilling start of the football season beating  non-ranked football team Marshall, then 12th ranked Miami (Fl), they go on to defeat little Ohio University by a 43-7 score.  I feel so bad for the young OU players who are like sheep going to slaughter.Why am I hanging my head on this.  It's embarrassing that's why.  Ever since Jim Tressel became coach scheduling small colleges for "turn ups" has become the norm.  Having said that, I am no Jim Tressel fan,  I deplore the contract of over 1 million American dollars he is paid. The university's average teachers salary is 50K.  I deplore the fact he AND his wife receive free cars (can't he make a car payment on a 1M salary?).  I deplore the "guaranteed bonus" he is paid for having a good season.  What does bonus mean? How about do well and receive something.  What does guarantee  means? You're going to get it anyway.  Does the Ohio State Board of  Directors think the public is that DUMB!  And lastly but not leastly, (my new word), I deplore the big deal that was made of Coach Tressel wearing a WWJD bracelet.  I believe Jesus rode on a donkey and paid his own way.  I guess I am not really a fan of college football where young kids are exploited for the gains of a college. Yes, I know some go on to a great pro career.  Most never finish college and that's a fact!

Well, that's my personal shame, that and soon to be ex-Senator George Voinovich another RINO.

Speaking of RINOs.  Wasn't Christine O'Donnell's victory over RINO Mike Castle something to be proud of!  Now!  We see what has taken over the Republican Party.  With the likes of Florida Governor, Charlie Crist showing his true colors early this year in switching to become a liberal independent.  Now , Lisa Murkowski, wants to play the role of sore loser and become a write-in candidate.  Oh Please, and currently last but maybe not really last,  the spoiled brat, Mike Castle refuses to make a conciliatory phone call to Ms. O'Donnell or support her candidacy.  Can you say,  SOUR GRAPES!  

I will say this, if Michael Steele and other alleged leaders in the Republican Party don't get it by now they must be sleeping.  It would behoove Mr. Steele and the rest of the "we think we know better" Republican hierarchy to get their act together.  Start by explaining to the above listed cry baby, spoiled brats, they got beat fair and square.  They got beat on their past records and what the voters thought they would vote for in the future.  They need to open their eyes to the Tea Party movement or they need to  turn in their ID cards 'cause they are history.   The Tea Party people ain't gonna go way folks.

Tea Party Candidate Help Wanted Ad:

Man or woman
Black, White, Hispanic, Oriental, Christian, Jew or other
Qualities such as; honesty, values, integrity, high morals, willingness to read the complete bill before voted on,  and supporter of the Constitution as it reads, not as some ACLU attorney tries to twist it, will be given extra credit.  Good ol' comon horse sense is helpful also.

No baby killers
No Tax increasers
No gun restrictors, need apply.

No phone calls please, just get out and campaign and urge people to vote  Conservative !!!

God Bless America and all the military who keep us safe

Pops

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday Sermon

Living the dream,  That’s my motto.  Where else in the this Universe can an old fat guy have a good job,  great children and grandchildren, good friends, a home, people who care about me, a church who feeds me in spirit and human food and a Harley to ride on good days.  I look around at the men and women I “hang with” in the Midwest and on the net.  I am so Blessed (a slightly over used word) but, blessed I am.

A brief rundown on the people I hang with.

A man who recently had cancer surgery
A women who needs a kidney transplant*
A women who is nearly 80 and works 40 hours a weeks  because she needs the money.
A young women who has had a knee replacement and needs another one
A man who had a knee replacement and it didn’t take
A husband and wife who wake up every morning wondering if the cancer has returned and she will need a second mastectomy
A friend who is struggling with alcohol and has a dying father because of cancer
The wife of my cousin.  He passed away on Valentine Day. She calls me and asks “how am I!”.  OMG.  I feel guilty that’s how I am.  She is so very strong
A woman who has been full time employed for 30 years and was laid off and now struggles to make her house payment.

That’s just ten people I feel I know well.  The point of this post,  As my father would say, “I felt really sorry for myself because I had no shoes………until I saw a man who had no feet.”

Quit your whining and be so very thankful for God has given to you!

Thus endeth the sermon for Sunday.

PS Say a prayer for Jake.

Pops

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Don't Get It!!!

I don’t get it.  Why is President Barrack Hussein Obama campaigning around the country on my (and your) tax dollars saying he is going to spend more of our tax dollars when we are nearly bankrupt!  What I really don’t get and what really ticks me off is some, not all Conservatives  and their media counterparts.  That’s right some Conservatives are really ……..making me ……ah….upset!  Why?

Only one reason, they are absolutely wrong about this President.  Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!!  What they are wrong about is about this President not getting it.  Excuse me!  Newsflash!  He Gets It!  He knows exactly what he is doing.  To make matters worse he wants to do what he is doing.  He wants and is destroying this country.  How can he not want it.  You have a black father married to a white woman and your father leaves you.  It ain’t likely mom is going to speak highly of him.  Remember this was 40 years ago.  A mixed marriage was ostracized  in those days.  It was treated as your cousin getting pregnant at 16 and going to Florida to visit her aunt for 6 or 7 months.

He was raised by his grandparents whom were probably like most Americans embarrassed by the marriage and spoke about the prejudice this marriage brought about.  Your are a youth growing up with anger in your heart and searching for something in your life.  In come a rebel with a cause in the makings of a college professor who seizes young minds and hearts like a lion seizes a gazelle.  You now have a young Socialist, Communist, Progressive or whatever tag you want to hang on him.  What you do have is an angry young man who dislikes his childhood and the people and the country he was raised in. 

He wants to destroy it all.  The end justifies the means!  Destroy this country, and people whatever the  cost.  His mind is that of a Homicide Bomber.  Yes, I will die but I will take the infidels with me.  The only difference is  he won’t die.  He will be the King Louie and Machelle Antoinette.  Living the life until the rebellion comes of like King Nero.  Fiddle away while Rome burns, simply lost in the vision of his own mindless mind!

So don’t say he Doesn’t get it.  Oh he gets it he just  plain doesn’t care!

Pops

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Prayer Request

My good friends and fellow bloggers regarding my August 29th post.  I have been contacted via the comment section of this post by a fellow using the name Jake A  In his words he is a proud liberal from Massachusetts.  Sadly, he also states he is an atheist.  He seems to be empty and hollow inside. Perhaps he is searching for something.  My non-professional diagnoses.  I am asking you to please include him in your prayers in hopes that he will find what he seems to be searching for.  As Spitfire said in her comments about me, God my not be done with him yet,or perhaps he IS doing God's will. That is not for us to determine.  I just ask you keep him in your prayers so he may find an inner peace in God that we have found.
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Thanks,

Pops

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Early Sunday Morning

It's a good thing I usually go to church on Sunday morning.  It does two things; A.  It strengthens my resolve in their is/must be a Creator, B. Gives me an immediate chance to ask the Creator for forgiveness, FROM WATCHING THE NEWS, before church!

News items on the boob tube this morning were:

A. The Phoenix Management Company demanding a Police Officer remove the magnets from his garage door.  The company has a rule for their communities to not allow signs in their communities.  Sounds fair enough except, according to the Police Officer, the magnets do not fall within the parameters of a sign.  Oh ya, the magnets.......say,  God Bless America.

B. Denver must be a great city right?  Didn't John Denver write a song about it.  Isn't Denver where all the great ski lodges are?  The air is clear and bright.  Apparently the air is not so clear and the bright sun absolutely fried the brains of the Denver City School Board and 90%  of the parents.   According to the news, the school board along with the parents have OK'd a plan to pass out birth control devices (condoms) to 6TH GRADERS!  Since most schools tend to lean to the left as the school boards do I don't find this unusaul. Now about the 90% of the parents agreeing with it.  The birth rate among Denver  teenagers is double the rate of the US and the State of Denver, according to the report.  These parents are now passing to the schools the responsibility of making moral decisions.  Gretchen and I raised 3 kids, two boys and a girl.  None of them, were responsible to/for a child born out of wedlock or with the first 9 months of marriage.  Why?  BECAUSE WE TOOK THEM TO CHURCH and PROVIDED THEM A MORAL AND RESPONSIBLE UPBRINGING!!! 

The parents that voted to allow the school to pass out condoms to 6th graders are morally bankrupt and mentally deficient as parents and in child rearing.  They, the parents, should be the ones recieving condoms. This would  insure no more children are born to these lazy, mentally incompetent adults (?).  IMHO, of course.  Isn't this what Glen Beck was talking about yesterday, Honor, Morals, Responsibility?

Well off to church where  I will ask my Maker to forgive me for the above rant.  I hope He has a lot of patience with me.  I am a work in progress.

Have a great Sunday and to the Phoenix Management Company,

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Pops

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ahead of the Curve

I’m sitting in my car and I hear Glenn Beck come on the radio.  He starts to talk about how we, the people, are going to lose our gun rights.  Not, our guns, but the ammo we use in them.  He goes on to basically re-state what was posted yesterday.  Do away with the lead and make ammo so expensive the average family can’t afford it.  This does not stop us from eating as very few American families are true hunter/gathers as they were 200 years ago.  What is does do is take away the fundamental right of protecting ones family and self.  With “the right to bear arms” so expensive who, will have the “arms”.  The government of course, Why? To quell the Constitutional Conservatives that are finally fed up and and storm the government.  Unlike the Pilgrims, there is NO place to run to.  There is no “new found land”.  Conservatives will rise up and rebel if their culture is to survive.  For those at the FBI or Secret Service, no this is not a call to an armed insurgency.  It's just an observation from and old US ARMY Veteran!

I just wanted to let you all know how on top of the news my good friend and fellow blogger Subvet is  Nearly 24 hours ahead of Glen Beck he posted this article, Clik here.

WOW! He's good.


History has proven that time and time again.  Be it the feudal land barons of England and Europe or the French against Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI.  Home Superior will be pushed only so far then as my wife Gretchen, would say, you got the hair up on my back!  A new revolution is coming.  Hopefully it will be in November on Election Day.  Perhaps people who are truly Americans are elected, not the likes of Charlie Crist, John McCann, or Harry Reid.  Those that only consider the next government check.  These men and those like them are no different than the welfare fraud clients I investigated.  They are just doing what ever to secure their next government handout.  The only difference is the size of the checks and the size of the lies.
 

Pops

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Food For Thought

I am respectfully stealing this post from Right Truth. Clik here.  Another politically correct piece of garbage!

Pops

Scuse me,  Just had a thought,  With California so deep in debt when did the RINO govenor, Arnold, the Schwartznegger have time to do a movie with Sly Stone?  Was/is he double dipping?  Is he going to donate his share or salary to the state of California?  Anybody know?

Monday, August 23, 2010

MORE POLITICALLY INCORRECT RANT

I have thought about post for a while.  It probably will cause me a few followers but someone needs to say something about this politically correct garbage.  It is taking over this country.  You can’t say this,  you can’t say that.  You can’t do this, you can’t do that.  We don’t keep scores in games because we want kids to “feel good about themselves” We don’t want their delicate psychic (is that the right word?) disturbed.  What in the world is going to happen when they get into the real world. I am talking about the real world, not just the United States of America.  This is a world of complete interaction of all peoples today and now forever more.

You can’t call me fat ‘cause that will hurt my feelings.  Well folks if you don’t call 50 pounds overweight fat I don’t know what is!  Please call me heavy, portly, or even grandfatherly but don’t you DARE call me FAT.  Guess what, The  damn truth hurts.  I am FAT and if I don’t want to be called fat then I, Me, Myself, should lose some damn weight!  And….  oh my golly! What about when I was a kid, a mere 9 years old in the 3rd grade and had a bone disease called Leg Perthes Disease. At 9 years old I had to wear a full leg brace on one leg brace with a 4 inch lift on the other leg to keep the weight of my hip so the bone could heal.  It did take long, only 3 years. Bet you can’t guess who was the last one called for RED ROVER?  Oh, that’s right we don’t play that anymore.  How does “peg leg or crip”  sound? Some little munchkin may get hurt or be the last one called.  That would be worse because he might be traumatized, For Life!!!  Well, I don’t think I was traumatized,  I think I was strengthened!  Adversity makes you stronger!


A week ago Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s  got into a load of politically correct trouble for saying the word, yes, close your eyes and ears ‘cause I am going to say/type it “nigger” She only said what people think when they here the phrase “N word”.  Ask yourself. What really is your mind processing when you hear someone use the phrase “N word”.
Personally I find the word “cracker” insulting since I am white or Caucasian what ever word you choose.  I had a Jewish grandmother, the word “kike”  offends me. Come to think of it I am probably shorter than I used to be (age does that to a body) and shorter than the average American male.  The word short offends me.   My mom always told me “sticks and stones will break your bones but, words will never hurt you”  Mom, you were absolutely right.  Now the liberals in this country may cry a river if they get called a name but then again they are liberals.

Please refer to me as male, heterosexual, horizontally and vertically imperfect with multi-religious imperfections and a lack of pigmentation in my dermis or epidermis.  I think that should cover most of the bases.  Do you see how ridiculous this has gotten?

In the past months on the news, I seen stories about:
You can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance at the Lincoln Memorial
You can’t wear a Pro Life t-shirt to school
Sex education in the 1st grade
Removing Memorial Crosses from the highways;
And the list goes on and on and on.

If we don’t get off this politically correct garbage and start taking a stand it is not the left wing liberals ,Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barrack Hussein Obama we should blame it is US!  WE sit on our butts, keep our mouths shut, and with our turn the other checks mentality continue to let it go on.

Have we seen the enemy, and are they us?  I think so!

As always your comments are welcome,

Pops, The Neanderthal

Monday, July 26, 2010

Please Accept My Apologies

Good Evening,

Please accept my apologies for not responding and posting in the blog-o-sphere for the past month.  It has been a little difficult around the ol' farm to say the least.  It is very hard for me to type one-handed and for the past several weeks that is the way I have been negotiating through life.  You see, I was helping a couple men load a lawn tractor into a pick'em up truck and one slipped.  I caught what he dropped.  Unfortunately in making a great save I also torn my row-tater- cup.  My right arm of course since I am right handed.  Needless to say I have had the usual X-rays, MRI'S, exams, more exams, and nothing PDQ.  In the mean time my right arm has been held very, very closely to my right side.  Now add to that trying to get on board with a new 40 hour job at The Home Depot (bless them), and trying to get the house ready for Jacob to come home  FOR GOOD!!!  It's been a little taxing.  For those of you hangerons, like I said please accept my apologies.  For those of you who fell to the way side,  I hope you come back and understand, this ain't easy.  And finally for those who are nurses  ah hmm,  yes, I am going to have surgery.  I am just waiting until Jacob gets home so I have someone to complain to.  Doc, says I got more Arthur Ristis in my shoulder than most pro football players and he should know he were on and a grad from OSU. 

trea·son
1.
the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2.
a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3.
the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

en·e·my

1. a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.
 
Now you may wonder why I have started off with these definitions from Wikipedia,  Allow me tell you why.
Today, as you all most likely know by now an organization known as Wikileaks, owned and run by  Julian Assange, has leaked via several major newspapers over 91,000 Secret documents on the Afghan war effort.  I would put you that Julian Assange is an enemy of the United States of America and should be treated as such. You do what ever it takes to protect your country, your family, your way of life.  No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
George S. Patton   
 
Now if you wonder why I chose to quote General George S. Patton at this point here is why.  Mr Julian Assange I now consider an enemy of our country.  Let him prove it and see if he chooses to win this war!  I am just plain sick and tired of these mealy mouth, chicken shi__ little bastards, to use a few words from the General,  they wanna cook, well stay in the kitchen.  They wanna do my country and my warriors harm well let them face them on the battle field and suffer the consequences!  I've had it up to my chin and and I ain't drowning in this crap! 

Having said that any one, and I mean anyone who is found to be involved in this regardless of rank, race, creed or and other BS someone can come up with deserves exactly what Julius and Ethel Rosenberg got. If you don't know who they are or what they got A. You are probably a product of public education and B. you can Google it and find out!

I gotta quit now, my shoulder is killing me and I need to take some meds and I didn't proof it so bare (?) bear (?) with me!

Have a good Tuesday and God Bless America!

Pops
 

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer