Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Why the Repeal of DADT Does Not Bother Me

I am not really all that upset at all about the repeal of  "DADT." As a veteran I know darn good and well that gay people have been serving honorably for a long long time. I am sure since the days of the American Revolution. I just don't see the big deal frankly. Now I remember when women were first integrated in warships and the outcry that ensued. Of course there have been a few problems here and there as there will be when gays are integrated but that goes with the territory. There were a "few" problems also when those American of African descent were integrated. The nation survived and the military is stronger for it. Now I understand that there are those that have prejudice against gay folk but I would like to ask you this. Do you think that just because someone is gay means that they are automatically going to be "attracted" to you? Maybe want to bugger or blow you? Unlikely. As I said gay folks are already in service. A friend of mine who served many years in the USMC told me something to the effect of "there are so many fruits in the Marine Corps that is almost unbelievable." I see no reason to doubt him. I served in the seagoing services and knew quite a few that I suspected to be gay. I could not have cared less. My friends Pat "The Hamster" and Joe "The Horse" were gay and we all got along pretty well. I would have trusted my life with them in a dangerous situation. There are those that worry there will be a huge influx of gay people enlisting very soon. Perhaps some, but again I beg to ask a question. Do you think that the average "flamer" is going to enlist? That is after all what you are likely afraid of. I don't think so. "Mr. Charles" at the hair salon probably does not have any interest in military service. Nope, I don't think that openly gay people in service will really make any difference. Probably won't even notice it. If I thought that gays would seriously disrupt the fighting strength of our forces I would be totally against it; feelings and "rightness" be damned. I just don't see this as a big issue. Sorry.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Texas Hold-Em Is Not Really Poker

For the multitudes who read this humble blog you know by know that Santa brought a poker table and chips for my young one. That is what she asked for. Don't ask me why. I think it is genetic. She got it honestly. Her mother's side of the family you see is peopled by gamers. These folks don't seem to be happy unless they are engaging in some sort of game, watching games shows, doing crosswords, etc. etc. Did you know that there is a tv channel called "The Game Show Network?" I can assure you that I am aware of this. Thankfully there is more than one tv in the house. Did you know that there is more than one "poker" tournament that is broadcast for the masses? I do. Remember when these poker freaks wanted Texas Hold Em to become some sort of  Olympic game. Hello, it is a game of chance. Yes, yes I know there is some slight skill involved in card games, but all in all, it is a game of that involves mostly luck to win. Put that one in your pipe and smoke it poker guy. Now I am not a huge fan of poker but I do enjoy some video poker once in a while when I escape Texas and travel to state where one can legally gamble a bit. I do quite well also. You can sure play a poker machine for a long time on twenty bucks. Get free drinks also. Can't quite beat that. Now I learned the other day how to play this Texas Hold Em and it is indeed kind of fun and sort of interesting. Still it is not real poker.

Now as long we are on things that are not, I would like to point out that deer hunting in Texas is not really hunting. Yes I said it. Have you ever gone outside and shot the neighbors dog in his own back yard while he was at his water dish? Probably not. Have you ever gone into a field and shot dead some one's cow at the trough? I hope not, but if you have, then you probably have a good idea about deer hunting in the great state of Texas. It always amuses me when I see these guys (and gals) in their best "Taliban hunting" garb go out in the "field" for some deer hunting. Don't get me wrong. I am not anti hunting per se. I have done some deer hunting in states where you had to "still" hunt and could not stoop to such as feeding the deer.  I just don't think you can call the sport of deer hunting in Texas a real hunt. Or a sport for that matter.  Not when you can set out a feeder for them. Like I said, about as easy as shooting down the neighbor's dog or a farmer's cow.

 No sport there. Just pussy.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The 2010 Tuna Flapper Awards

Well Christmas is over and the whole "goodwill to men" thing is starting to wear off a bit. I guess I am just a bit of a mean bastard. I will call a spade a spade, wait, that is probably not the best phrase to use. Sorry bout that.  Hmmm I guess I best just say that I will "tell it like it is" or at least my perception of what "it is." Now the multitudes that read this little blog know that I am not beholden to any one ideology. I often feel that those who are tend to be zombies and possibly (at times) a bit dangerous to society. I am very conservative on many issues, (Jill over at would probably put me in class wingnuttia), not so conservative on some, libertarian on most, and downright liberal on a few. As a result of my personal "bent" as it were, I am pretty darn non partisan when classifying people as  a candidate for a Tuna Flapper. As you will see they fall into the Flapper category from all spectrum's of society. The thing that all these folks hold in common however is that they should, one and all, just shut the fuck up. I will refrain from classifying these people in any particular order because they all are  odious creatures to one degree or another and there should be no computer ranking system. This is not the BCS after all. Well, here you go.

Sean Hannity: Hannity? Yes. I occasionally listen to this buffoon and find him really nothing more than a cheerleader for the right. That is fine and good but I also get the feeling that he usually has little idea of what he is talking about. Plus he is an ass kisser. Kind of like the Jim Rome of political "sport." I hate it when he refers to B. Netanyahu as "Bibi." It implies that he (Hannity) is important on the stage of world politics as it were. It implies fawning familiarity.  If I were Netanyahu, I would guard my package. Hannity may try to perform some surprise fellatio on his person. I would not drop the soap either. I must admit that I do appreciate Sean's support for Israel. That alone is not enough to keep him off the list however. America would be better off just to tune this guy out. He is nothing more than a rural disc jockey and should be doing little more than the local farm report.

BCS System: Well I suppose it is ok to put an inanimate "program" on the list. It is after all backed and supported by flesh and blood creatures. This system is ruining the game of college football, at least in the "upper division." I have spoken of this at length on my college football blog. I will, I am sure, have a bit more to say before the season is all said and done. If I may shamelessly self promote, check out my other "writings" at You may (or may not) enjoy it.

Sheila Jackson Lee: Now for those not familiar, this silly woman is a congresswoman from the great state of Texas. She "represents" some of the poorest areas of Houston. Now as I have stated before, it is somewhat classless to call some one a dumbass in open forum, but exceptions at times have to be made. I will pull no punches here. This woman is a narcissist and perhaps a sociopath. She for certain is stupid. I hesitate to diagnose her as an "anti social" personality simply because she may not be intelligent enough. Often those who suffer from this disorder, in addition to being potentially dangerous, are quite intelligent. Intelligence alone may be enough to disqualify Lee from this diagnosis. Hard to say. I do not hold a "doctorate" in psychology. (Isn't it cute when someone is referred to as a Doctor of Psychology?)At any rate, if any of you are not familiar with this silly broad I would suggest you do a little research and find out for yourself just how stupid this poor woman is. She qualifies for a Tuna Flapper sure.

Nancy Pelosi must be included. Perhaps there should be another category for the likes of her. Perhaps a "Dried up old Tuna Flapper" category would be more of a fit. That would just confuse things however. Why make the process more complicated that it already is. A lot of "thought and analysis" goes into the Tuna Flapper Project. At any rate, this sad nutcase should be near the top of the list, if I was indeed "ranking" these folks. Poor woman is a buffoon and a deserving recipient of a Tuna Flapper.

"Dr." Phil: Phil must be placed in the category simply because he is an annoying, silly, "feel good" type of guy who has parlayed his brand of non sense into some success. I don't begrudge him that, but I certainly believe him to be a twit and therefore deserving of one of the coveted awards. He just talks too much. A friend of mine says he is a "fag." He does not mean gay, so don't get your panties in a knot. He is using the time honored word common in the language of the American male, to call out another male for being, well, a bit of a  pussy or acting in a pussy like manner. It also can be a term of endearment among friends. Further clarification on this may be needed. I will try my best. How about this; "Get in the car you fag, we are going to get more beer." Does that clear things up a bit for you? I hope so. If not, well, that's showbiz.

Oprah: Has America just not had quite enough of this woman yet? Good Lord! When will enough be enough? Remember when Jim Baker chanted "enough is enough" a few years ago when the local newspaper had his number and was on the attack? If the Very Reverend Jim was still with us he would qualify for a Tuna Flapper award, but I digress. Back to Oprah. She is just another person doing her small part to further the pussification of America. We should all be thankful. She is such a wonderful sensitive person. She is highly qualified for a Tuna Flapper and no mistake.

Sarah Palin: How dare I? I do so dare indeed.  Like Oprah, it is past time for this woman to just go away. I know that many of you love her and that is fine. I personally think she needs to just shut the hell up. My intention here is not necessarily to offend, but I must call her out and award her a Tuna Flapper. I find her a poster child for the "Tea Party" movement. Nothing more. She would not even complete her term as Gov. of the great state of Alaska. Does this not send up red flags? Apparently not for some. Does not her desire to be a "reality television star" not cause one to wonder? Just a bit? Again apparently not for a great many. How this woman became such a power in politics is beyond me. It is obvious she is somewhat of a loon, a phony, and definitely an anti social personality. She, unlike S.J. Lee, is intelligent and therefore possibly (but unlikely) a danger to the nation. Have I gone just a tad to far for you? Sorry. For those of you still counting on her to make a run for the highest office in the land you must know that her successful nomination would ensure that the leftists will win the next presidential election. The woman is just too controversial for the average voter. But some of you zombies don't think that way. Do you? She is highly qualified for a Tuna Flapper to display proudly on her mantle.You know, just under the stuffed moose head (that she herself actually did not kill). Probably bought it at Eskimo Dan's trading post out near the airport.

Stewart Smalley: Now Senator Smalley certainly deserves a Tuna Flapper. I really have no tangible reason for presenting this award to him other than the fact that I don't like him. I just don't like him. Well I guess his being an unrealistic pusillanimous leftist does factor in somewhat. I guess I should note that I am referring to Sen. Al Franken (for the SNL uninitiated). Having to explain humor kind of defeats the whole purpose. I hate it when that happens.

Julian Assange: Now this guy is really qualified for an award far more prestigious than the mere Tuna Flapper. He is more qualified probably for some sort of  lifetime achievement award such as the Ice Pick in the Ear or perhaps the little awarded Piano Wire Necktie. Awarding these prizes is above my pay grade however so I will have to be content with awarding him a Tuna Flapper. This man is not a traitor to this country as he is not a citizen, but he certainly is a traitor to Western Civilization. His Wikileaks involvement has likely put American and Allied troops in  even more danger than they are already. Of course he has many supporters in this country and elsewhere who put him in the category of "hero." It is in my power to award those misguided twits collectively a Tuna Flapper and I do so here. I can just picture a theatre full of silly Hollywood types dabbing their eyes with tissue as this Assange freak is awarded the Ice Pick or the Piano Wire Necktie. Poor, misguided, sad little people. They would get over this of course at the after award ceremony group sex party in some Beverly Hills  grotto. Isn't this Assange also allegedly some sort of groper or rapist or something? That should not deter the Hollywood crowd from ass worship though. They still are in love with Polanski who apparently had carnal knowledge with a child. Sad.

This could go on and on of course and there are those probably more deserving of the award than those so awarded. I grow tired of this however and will just leave it at this. To those that won a Tuna Flapper this year I say to keep on doing what you do best. Perhaps you will again be a winner.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My XMAS Gift to You

I love this band. Absolutely. Why not share them with you all? Enjoy

A Bit Early For All That

I suppose it is just a bit early to post my Tuna Flappers of the Year awards. It is Christmas evening after all. A time to show goodwill toward others, etc, so on and so forth. So in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, I will refrain for now.

A Controversial Gift

I was going to say a bit about a poker table that Santa "brought" to my young one(that is what she asked for) that was made in Red China (the table not the child) but decided against it. What isn't made there these days? I thought about the tequila that I almost bought a friend but decided against it due to it being  a product of Mexico. It is easier to boycott the products of Mexico than those of the Red Chinese. I decided to target the American Golden Arches instead. They appear to be the "real enemy" these days and it is just a bit more "American" to eat our own (no pun intended) it seems. You see, my better half got a certificate from Mickey D's as a gift from one of the firms she does some business with. Fine and good. Now I think that said "restaurant" is crap and the food, for the most part, horrible. My child, on the other hand, believes that the sun rises and sets in the land of the Golden Arches. At least the part where the chicken nuggets are grown. We decided to give the gift card to my child for Christmas. Re gifting I believe it is called. Now, as a parent, I do allow her to visit this foreign land on occasion and indulge in a nugget frenzy but I do limit it somewhat. (If left to her own devices, she would eat all her meals there). You see we make these choices and decisions. No one else.  I am not sure that I would be comfortable with anyone else making these decisions for me. The gift certificate will be used sparingly but it will be used. To those of you who are attacking the Golden Arches, be it in court or city council chambers, I say; "Shame on you." You are just pussy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Well, Here You Go

This time of year it is customary to wish others a Merry Christmas. So Merry Christmas to everyone.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Called Out over Zappadan

I have been called out over my affinity for the psuedo holiday "Zappadan." A friend of mine read my earlier posts on the matter and mentioned that I sounded like one of those pathetic far far leftists that actually celebrate Zappadan in a serious manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ability to understand "tongue in cheek" is not my friend's strong suit. Now with that being said, there is a ring of truth to his statement. There are those, usually on the far far left, who will try anything to soothe the sense of emptiness that they must feel in their soul. Zappadan, Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc. are mere symptoms. They will argue that Christianity is a fraud, the Christmas Tree is derived from paganism (it is), and anything else to deny to themselves that there just may be a God. In my case, I celebrate the life of a great modern composer and extraordinarily intelligent man who took on the likes of Tipper and Al and made them look like the fools they are. That is Zappadan to me. May Frank Zappa rest in peace.

Monday, December 20, 2010

American History Like it or Not

On hundred fifty years ago today South Carolina seceded from the Union and declared her independence. The reasons seem a bit silly now looked upon from the vantage of time. The issue was of real emotional importance however during that period in our history. A powder keg if you will. There are those that will tell you the issue was solely about slavery and they are only partially right. It had far more to do with the approaching end of a culture and the cataclysmic response to that fact. Granted slavery, or more accurately, the expansion of slavery in the United States, was the root of the issue. There is no getting around that. Thankfully slavery is a thing of the past. Now is you will excuse me, my wife has informed me to prepare a bedtime toddy for the Colonel.

Zappadan: The Reason for the Season

This is Frank Zappa speaking before Congress concerning the possible censorship of musical art. This is only one part of his testimony with full testimony easily found elsewhere. The man was a genius both musically and it turns out, politically. His defense of the First Amendment of the Constitution should be seen by all students beginning at the high school level. Zappa, along with John Denver, Dee Snyder, and others came before Congress and proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that those in power in this great land will often jump on an issue and consequently try to destroy lives, to cover up or divert attention away from issues that are of real importance nationally. This whole affair should have been a non issue. The fact that this occured a quarter of a century ago does not matter. The danger still lurks. Zappa and others should be considered American heroes actually for their defense of the First Amendment. The group that caused all of this alarm (at taxpayers expense), was led by one Tipper Gore. There may never have been a more silly leftist that stepped to the goose than this woman. The real crux of the matter here is that she and her allies were taken seriously and there was a near cataclysm that would have resulted in censorship. Those that we elect to high office should always be watched and never ever really trusted. This is not a partisan issue. Those that run for high office generally are anti social personalities and are far more likely to damage freedom than further it. It reminds me a bit of the fairly recent "steroids in baseball" ridiculousness. There are now, as there were then, many issues of great importance and we, the American people, were distracted by nonsense on both occassions.

In Celebration of Zappadan

December 4 through December 21 are the Holy Days of Zappadan. The holiday celebrates the life of the unparalleled modern composer Frank Zappa who has passed from the scene. Now there are those who do not understand or indeed have never heard of Zappadan. It is real I can assure you. The Holy Days are celebrated world wide and frankly, and let us be honest, it is no more ridiculous than Kwanzaa. In honor of the Holy Days I present to you a live version of Disco Boy. Enjoy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Vey! Circumcision to be Outlawed?

Well I had to go into Houston after work this afternoon to tend to a bit of business and came upon an interesting billboard. Now I did not have time to sit and look at the entire message as I was in brutal traffic moving at a quick pace, but the gist seems to be that circumcision hurts and is cruel. This may be true but I don't remember it. Do you? You see I am sure this is some advertisement from a group of "do gooders" that would love nothing more than to mandate that all males be anteaters instead of helmets. I have spoken of the problems that "do gooders" can (and have) caused society in the past. Nothing and I mean nothing can convince a "do gooder" to leave things well enough alone. They are on a mission. They are convinced of their righteousness, and of course, most are stark raving mad. I think the whole circumcision thing should be left to up to the family of the child. The whole thing reminds of something funny. Quite a few years back, while serving in the USCG, I knew of a guy who apparently kept having some kind of wing wong problem. He was not circumcised and apparently the Naval medical staff decided that a circumcision was in order. Well the procedure was performed and when he got back to the ship he swore up and down that part of his dong had been amputated. True story. Scouts honor.  I don't know for sure if he was playing it up or really and truly believed such, but the long and short of the matter is that he had to be discharged from service. Probably he was running a scam but perhaps, just perhaps, they did lop off a bit of his wang. It was the early 80's after all and we are talking about military medicine.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I Knew It

Last night while watching the Middle American Conference Championship game in which Miami(OH) pulled one out of the hat against a ranked Northern Illinois team, I heard one of the announcers refer to the Christmas Tree that is somewhere in I assume the downtown area of Detroit as a "Holiday Tree." That did not take long. It is a Christmas Tree damn it. Getting a bit sick of all this PC nonsense. Nuff said!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

And So It Begins

I just got back from a little birthday shopping on "Black Friday." Nope, have not begun to Xmas shop yet. That expenditure will have to wait a couple of weeks. I sometimes get sick of  holidays. That is the tightwad in me. At any rate, I stopped by one of the umpteen local coffee shops that are based out of Seattle to get my morning going. I found out a couple of interesting things. They have a coffee out now that is called "Christmas Blend" and also one that is named "Holiday Blend." I suspected that they are the same thing of course. I remember drinking some (Xmas) last year finding it a pretty tasty beverage. That is beside the point however. I asked the person behind the counter what is the difference between the two. She said (of course) there was no difference. Just as I thought. One is apparently for those who are not Christians or perhaps just find the whole Xmas thing nonsense. I wondered if I should get a bit annoyed at this but decided to just file it away. You see in this country we, like it or not, are  predominantly Christian. It is a part of our history. Does that bother you? Facts can be a bit bothersome at times I know. There is of course no problem with those that practice any other faith, but do we really need to tailor our marketing to the minority? Is this not an example of PC run amuck? I can't wait for someone to come out (again) with a "holiday tree." Now that really pisses me off. Have a good Christmas no matter what your choice of faith. Oh almost forgot; they have a product out also that they call "Winter Blend." It apparently is not the same as the above two. The person told me it was a bit more "bold" without the spice aftertaste. May have to try that one.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Pleasant Surprise

The multitudes that read this humble blog know that I do a little substitute teaching once in a while. Well lately it has been a full time gig which is good even though a sub is a tad (a huge tad) underpaid. The crap that one has to put up from kids can get a little old but I have been at the same school the whole year and have gained the respect of the kids. Well the other day an Army recruiter was making his rounds at the school and stopped by "my" classroom to chat. Nice kid. He had been to Iraq twice and currently has a soft recruiting job. Probably deserves a break. At any rate he gave me a nice coffee mug before he left and it was much appreciated as I drink a lot of "Joe." I thought no more about it for a while. Yesterday for some reason I decided to see where this mug was made. I figured the country of origin would be Red China. I was pleasantly surprised to see the "Made in USA" stamp on the bottom. It would have been disturbing to find a mug advertising one of our armed forces to have been made by the industry of an enemy nation. I expected it though. I surely did.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

To Much Togetherness

Years ago I moved to the Houston area after taking a job as a 911 operator for the city. I was a communications supervisor for a rather large parish in Louisiana and working in Houston was a step up in pay. The  Houston job was actually a whole lot simpler as all we did was answer the phone and transfer calls. A hell of a lot different than answering 911 calls, dispatching fire and police agencies and actually monitoring some alarms. At any rate I soon moved up to "acting" shift supervisor with the Houston 911 but became bored and wanted more. I was going to get rich you see. Have made some good money along the way and also have been flat broke since that brilliant move. Such is life. That is not what I wanted to talk about though. You see, working a shift on Thanksgiving is pretty interesting. If you get the morning shift it is very very quiet. Almost nothing to do. About 3 or 4pm it seems to crank up. I mean shootings, assaults, brawls, and everything in between. Often this is between neighbors and family members. This old dude I worked with named Sam called this phenomena "to much togetherness." So with that being said, have a happy Thanksgiving and try not to beat the crap out of anyone.

Resisting the Lure of the Cab

As I noted in an earlier post I have given up the Taxi business in the Houston area. My license is now expired and barring a complete personal financial meltdown, I have no intention of renewing it.  I must admit however that I have been feeling the "lure of the cab" this week. This week, barring Thanksgiving Day itself, is one of the most profitable weeks in the biz. People are traveling, kids are at the clubs, and folks are starting to shop for Xmas. There are people to meet, money to make, and adventures to have and I am missing out. Been "Jonesing" a bit for the cab this week as some old dopers like to say. It is like quitting smoking I suppose. Stay away from it and eventually the urge will  subside. I don't think it will ever totally go away though. Funny how things can get in your blood.  I must stay strong. By God!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Have You Been Groped? Thank a Mohammedan

Well there certainly is an uproar about TSA employees allegedly groping and grabbing members of the flying public. Combine a little goober grabbing along with updated scanners that reveal what God gave you and you have the prescription for controversy. Controversy that the "media" is sure to exploit and blow (no pun intended) out of proportion. I have mixed feelings. I don't like to fly myself. Way more than enough of that in service to the nation. I will never get on another helicopter unless it is a medical emergency and I would rather drive three days to a destination than fly for two hours. I guess I don't really have a dog in this particular hunt. You see, this is  just a sideshow issue anyway. The real issue here is the freedoms that we have lost due to a horrendous act of war perpetrated by Mohammedans on this country. Of course there have been other terrorist incidents that have luckily been unsuccessful or thwarted involving Muslims in the air. What then is the solution?  How do you balance personal freedom and personal dignity with the very real need for security? I don't know. I do know that if another Mohammedan or other group uses an airplane to cause carnage then this little controversy will look rather silly. I think I will get back to the football game now. We are a nation of pussies.  

Opiate of the Masses

This is Great White, one of the few hair bands of the "hair band" era that really had talent to play Rock as God intended. At the time these guys were popular I was more into skinny tie, punk and good old Southern Rock. I very seldom paid any attention to this genre of music but these guys were an exception. Still are. They never got their due and that is a shame. There are some days that I would rather concentrate on college football and good old Rock music than the craziness that has befallen our nation. It is my "opiate."

I Will Play Do Gooder and Offer a Bit of Advice

I generally do not like a do gooder. Do gooders tend to do their small part in further eroding freedoms that should be taken for granted in this great nation. Yesterday I spoke briefly about some do gooders who have found some fault with a brilliant advertising campaign for a video game. These things are all too common. I myself find some issue with some of these cooking shows that have sprouted in recent years,  especially the "chef" competitions. You see these programs have the advantage of being quite interesting and entertaining. I actually enjoy watching some of them. Here lies the problem though. These type of shows portray the restaurant industry as being glamorous with a chance for fame and fortune. For a select few individuals this is the case. In reality the vast majority of "chefs" in commercial kitchens make just above subsistence level income. These shows encourage young people to go to so called "chef" schools that can cost a small fortune to attend. After graduation the student is then qualified for an entry level position in any restaurant in the country. The pay will be miserable and the hours can be brutal. Not only that, but a whole lot of so called "chefs" in charge of commercial kitchens are touchy little pricks who can make some one's life miserable at work. I have seen this first hand in my career as a barman in the industry. I felt sorry for these bright eyed newbie "chefs" who are in debt up to their keester, making next to nothing, being brutalized by some old cooking fag. A friend of mine used to own a major catering outfit and I would occasionally help him out a bit. We discussed this very issue. He told me these kids come to him asking for 20 to 25 dollars hourly and he would just laugh and offer them no more than ten bucks. He was not impressed by some "cooking degree" and would tell me that these young chefs "look like a cook to me." In other words, an expendable, easily replaced cog in the machine. Plus he also noticed that these "highly trained" kids were usually slow; something that is not tolerated in the real world of food service. Now if someone feels the need to spend a bunch of bucks for high end "chef" training that is fine. I, as a quasi do gooder, would not try to deny them the right to pursue their dream. I would not try to shut down "cooking schools" and such for profit establishments. That kind of thing is what a true "do gooder" would attempt. I am only warning those that would be interested in pursuing a career as a chef to investigate further and get the real score before investing or borrowing thousands of dollars to train for a just above minimum wage job. They will be disappointed and still be out or owe a lot of green.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Do Gooders Strike Again

The multitudes that read my blog know that I am a fan of and enjoy advertising; television commercials in particular. One recently released video game commercial is apparently drawing the ire of some self appointed cultural watchdog types. The recent Call of Duty; Black Ops spot is causing some controversy. This is the one that features Kobe Bryant and Jimmy K along with numerous other unknown actors. It shows people from all walks of life engaged in the game as if they were actually on the "field of battle." The very last scene is hilarious as it features a guy in some sort of chef outfit walking through the carnage with a pistol in each hand. He looks like some wild ass Mexican drug lord in cook's garb. It is great. It is hilarious. It is brilliant advertising. The whole point of the spot is to show that all kinds of people are engaged in playing a harmless game. The two celebs involved in the commercial is apparently the problem. You see the game is rated "Mature" and this spot apparently sends some sort of "wrong message." Jimmy and Kobe are therefore supposedly being irresponsible. That is ridiculous. I certainly hope it is not "pulled" from rotation. I certainly get sick of "do gooders" trying to save everyone from themselves. I don't like that vato. I don't like that.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bad Television

I have watched a couple of episodes of a "reality" show called Jerseylicious (I think) which has to be some of the most ridiculous and trashy nonsense I have seen in a long long time. The program features some strange looking women with annoying accents who appear to be dyed orange. I guess they think it a tan. Their gigantic breasts poke out a great deal also but even that is strangely unappealing. They look like Oompa Loompa's with boobs. It is pure trash broadcast to the masses. No wonder the Mohammedans are pissed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

An Economist Speaks Out

The other day I was taking my child and her "brother" to the local recreation center for an afternoon of swimming. Out of the blue my daughter asks "What is up with the economy anyway?" I wondered where that came from. Her friend says "You don't want to know." Mind you this child is all of eleven years old. My daughter indicated that she did indeed want to know. I asked the young man to fill us in. He then proceeded to tell us that "People have been quitting their jobs and businesses because of Obama." Sounds about as logical as anything that the so called highly educated "economists" are saying now. The boy may have a future.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Have Been Informed That the Televisions are "Taken"

There are some football games on but the televisions are being controlled by the masters of the house. My wife is watching KSU/Mizzou and I am just not all that interested in that contest. Perhaps in a bit. The other tv has some cartoon thingy on and I dare not interfere. So it goes. I have spoken before concerning good rock music from all eras. Despite all the commercial nonsense that one finds on radio there are always innovative bands and genres to see/hear if one looks a bit . A lot of great music originates out of Europe. Check out Eluveitie a Swiss "Folk" metal band. Quite good.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

This is a day to honor and respect all Veterans of all eras. Without them this country would be nothing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Iran's Right to Nuclear Capability is "Non Negotiable"

Reuters is reporting that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stated that "Iran's right to nuclear capabilities is non negotiable." He is right. It is non negotiable. He will likely find that out soon enough.

An Airplane? Gimme a Break

The apparent missile launch off the coast of SoCal is being touted officially now as an aircraft contrail. Of course that has got to be nonsense. I have seen numerous rockets "fired" while stationed in Cape Canaveral and this looks very familiar. It was probably a sub launched missile. I can think of no other explanation. I don't think the Red Chinese Navy could get this close to  U.S. shores without being spotted long before it reached the area. Nor the Soviet err Russian Navy. At least let us hope not. My money is on a submarine launched missile from a U.S. submarine. Unless of course it was the Taliban Navy.  Hadn't thought of that.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Security Breach at BASF Freeport

Apparently an SUV crashed through a security gate at the BASF chemical plant in Freeport, TX. The driver then allegedly eluded security and finally crashed into an 18 wheeler with an overseas tank in tow. The SUV driver was taken to the hospital and the "big truck" driver sustained minor injuries. Wonder what all this is about? Probably just a regular old nut cutting loose and terrorism has not been implied at this point. Never know though. Could be a wild Mohammedan. Stranger things have happened. Now there is a problem here of which I have spoken before. These chemical facilities have on site some extremely lethal products. There are the standard fire hazards of course, but more importantly for the surrounding communities are the inhalation hazards. The security at most chemical plants is borderline ridiculous. The chemical companies likely just do not want to pay for what would be considered a professional security force. That is a crime. Nothing against the security people in place. They are doing their job to the best of their ability, but very few are qualified to be a "security professional." At some of these plants the security should be as stringent as at a nuclear power facility. Any thing less is posing a danger to the community.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Olbermann Incident Part Two

Well it looks like K.O. is going to be reinstated. It does not really matter. To the vast number of Americans he is a radical nutball. He is our nutball though. Glad you are back Keith. Can't wait to hear more of your half baked "wisdom" and borderline insane commentary. You are truly unhinged. I like that vato. I like that!!

The Olbermann Incident

Well I guess by now everyone has heard of the Olbermann Incident. The reasons for his firing err suspension seem a bit lame to me. Could it be that he is history because he is an idiot? I think that is the real reason Keith is gone. K.O was a loon and no mistake. I for one will miss him. I enjoy good comedy any time and besides some of my best friends have been crazy as Hell. It makes things interesting. Bye Kieth. I will miss seeing your crazy mug on the tube.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sheila Jackson Lee for Minority Leader? I Would Support That.

This afternoon I briefly listened to Houston talk show great Michael Berry and he suggested that Lee campaign for the position of minority leader. That would be great. The nation would then all have a chance to be entertained with continual dumbass statements while attempting to understand her dialect. I would certainly be in favor of that. I enjoy comedy as much as the next guy. Forget Pelosi, she may not want the job anyway. - I want Lee. Lee makes Pelosi sound downright sane. Go for it Sheila. You know your ego demands it. It is unfortunate that the Democratic party would probably not go for it. On second thought maybe they will.  After all they chose Obama.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Retiring" from the Taxi Business

Well my City of Houston taxi license expires in a few days and I do not think I will renew it. I have been driving off and on both full and part time for the better part of five or six years. The last year has been "very part time" and I just don't think I will continue. I have owned my own cab, leased by the week, and the day. I have for the most part enjoyed my time as a Houston "hack". Still it just is not really worth it for me to drive anymore. My weekends are often filled with bartending jobs which usually profit about the same with a lot less hours, danger and headache. So it is. I admit I may at some time "come out of retirement" but at this point I just don't see it happening. One never knows though. One never knows. I would like to thank some folks and give a big old F.U to a few more.

I would like to thank:
1. The Houston Police Department, (with the probable exception of one "cop." I will get to that in a minute), for being there if needed.
2. Other police agencies in the area for the same reason.
3. The lady who warned me to give her a plastic bag before hurling in my car and ruining my evening. All cabbies learn, often the hard way, to have plastic bags within reach.
4. Those who were thoughtful enough to tip.
5. Those who were so drunk they dropped money in the back seat. I always checked after people got out. Note: This is for bills and coins only. If someone left a wallet or other property it was returned with all contents intact. Some cabbies are thieves but I certainly was not one of them.
6. The few couples who had "relations" in the back of the cab. Thanks for the show.
7. The interesting conversation from intelligent customers.
8. The two customers who found a "crack pot" in the backseat and gave it to me to throw out. Not all crack heads look like crack heads.
9. Those who were on "welfare" taxi ride program for allowing me to explain that somebody paid for the cab ride, just not them. This was usually after I was told how cool it was to get a free cab ride. Of course this did not apply to those who were in legitimate need, only those that scam the system.
10. Those who were on one of the above programs for taking a long long ride across county to the doctor or whatever. Never had to worry about getting paid for those trips. Plus the customers were always safe.
11. Those females who for whatever reason found it necessary to "flash the cabbie."
12. Veterans for their long cab rides to the VA. Same reason as number 9.
13. The employees at the city "cab office" for at least being decent and helping me out when navigating the ridiculous bureaucratic nonsense to get and keep a license.They have a hard job. Many cabbies are jerks.
14. The ladies at Yellow Cab and Liberty Cab who process paperwork for being friendly and competent.
15. The training dept. at Yellow Cab and Liberty Cab.
16. Numerous illegal aliens and crack heads who inadvertently found their way into my cab for not attempting to rob me. These folk found their way into my car despite my best efforts to screen customers.
17. The college girl who was stranded and paid me around 300 bucks to take her from Houston to SFA University in Nacadoches. She was a pretty cool kid.
18. The girl who for whatever reason gave me a Bob Marley CD.
19. The old crazy dude who gave me a dollar and a lighter for taking him around. He told me to come back later and he would "pay me in gold." I lost on this deal but it was a fun thing to do for an hour or so. This happens when one is a student of human nature. Plus I dropped him off in front of a hoity toity River Oaks establishment in the front as he requested.  He then entered said establishment.The office gave me a call about that one. I almost forgot. He told me he was John Wesley Hardin.
20. The City of Houston cab inspector that chose to let me slide with a book and newspaper on the passenger seat. Yes that is a rule.
21. The "gentleman's" establishments that paid me a nice fee for bringing customers to their reputable places of business.
22. The gay community. They like to have fun and know about tipping. They are generally safe also.
23. The mechanics at Yellow and Liberty Cab. Those guys do wonders with a fleet of vehicles that definitely are rode hard and put away wet as they say.

Now on to those who deserve a huge F.U.
1. The lady "cop" who hassled me for fifteen minutes about running a stop sign somewhere near Broadway. I did not run it but was polite and respectful. She obviously had penis envy and was a tad nuts. It made me wonder why she was out in public armed with weaponry. I guess all agencies let a few nuts slip through. Sista was crazy. As Hell. I would have rather gotten a ticket than listen to her mouth.
2.  The City of Houston cab inspector who gave me a ticket for not wearing a collared shirt. I was dropping off passengers at the Hyatt Downtown and she was there ready for action. Cost me a bit of money.
3. The city judge who took the above charge seriously and fined me 150 bucks. I always had a collared shirt on after that I can assure you.
4. The illegal alien punk that gave me a bunch of threatening crap armed with nothing more than his mouth. He is lucky I did not pistol whip him. Oh wait I did not have a pistol. That would have been "illegal" lol. Or perhaps I did. Not telling for sure.
5. The punk who jumped out an ran to avoid paying a ten dollar fare.
6. The dispatch office at Yellow Cab. Staffed by dumb asses.
7. People who don't know how to drive.
8. Limo drivers who try to play taxi and steal customers. They are usually Mohammedans.
9. Red light cameras. In your lens!!! They are supposed to be removed after a public referendum but watch the city weasel out of it.
10. People who always think you are out to cheat them. Kiss my ass.
11. Any loud obnoxious drunk.
12. People who stank. It did not happen often thankfully.
14. The guy who shat his pants. I almost called it quits after that little episode.
15. Mike in Clear Lake. You sir are more trouble than you are worth.
16. The guys on two different occasions who paid me and then gave me extra to "wait here I will be back in a minute." Of course they were on a drug buy. I left the scene and them stranded at the crack house. The extra they gave me to wait was my fee for them putting me in a potential dangerous situation. Hope they got home safely. Or not.

That's about it I suppose. I enjoyed my cab driving and will always leave the door open to do it again but I just think I will leave it alone. Don't think I will pull a Brett Favre on you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

John Faulk loses to Sheila Jackson Lee: Racism in Action

Well as expected John Faulk has lost the race for the 18th Congressional District of Texas to the incumbent Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee. There is really no reason for this other than Faulk is a white male. The  district is composed of minority voters who, for the most part, are some of the poorest people in the region. Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee still apparently appeals to those folks for some reason or other. Do they not realize that Lee is an embarrassment to the region, the state and more importantly, to those people in her district? The woman can not even speak English. She communicates in some way out near unintelligible dialect. Faulk would have been a much better person in the position. At least he would be taken seriously and not be the butt of jokes for idiotic ineptitude. Perhaps  another reputable candidate, who happens to be black, may be able to defeat her at some point. Lee is a dumbass and no mistake. Maybe someday someone will beat her. It will take a black person to do the job no doubt. Many (most?) voters in the district are so conditioned to be racist that no other skin color will do. There is a bright side however. We will continue to be entertained by the stupid things the woman says and does. Wonder what will be next. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

I have never seen Satan on Halloween.

Well another Halloween has come and gone and I for one am glad. When one has a young one the Halloween thing can get a little out of hand. How the hell does one carve a pumpkin to look like some character called "Vegeta?" I don't know and we did not try. Now I tend to think of Halloween as a harmless little demi holiday that is enjoyed mostly by children but there are those among us who read way too much into the whole thing and will be happy to tell you that it is a evening devoted to the worship of darkness. That sort of annoys me. I don't care what anyone believes in the religious context, (if one wants to handle snakes well knock yourself out), but I certainly have a problem when people get in your face with their various religious views.  I have noticed on more than one occasion that the more "way out" (and frankly ridiculous) some one's views are, the more likely they are to talk to you about them. I have a real problem with a little church broadcasting that Halloween is "evil" and "of the devil." It serves no purpose than to scare and confuse small children. I don't like that vato. I don't like that.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rammstein - Ich Will Live at Nimes

Some more excellent rock n roll from Northern Europe. This particular band is Rammstein from Germany. They have been around for quite a while and are second to none in my humble opinion. They do not often tour the U.S. and that is a pity. They seem to be misunderstood here in the U.S. and some ignorant swine feel compelled to compare them to something unspeakable. That is ridiculous. They are not Landser after all. Don't know who Landser is? Look it up. These guys (Rammstein members) grew up in pre unification Eastern Germany and know a thing or two about totalitarianism. I believe that is true for all members of the band. At any rate, some of the most innovative rock music seems to come from this general area of Europe. It is interesting that the lead singer, Till Lindeman, was in his younger days, an Olympic hopeful (swimmer) for the now defunct GDR. On an interesting note; Michael Savage said that this was music to invade Iran with. I could not agree more.

Rock as was Intended

There is a forever it seems debate about the merits of the rock n roll of each generation. Of course it is common for many my age to say that real rock died around 1980 with the advent of "hair bands." I myself was never a huge fan of the hair bands, preferring skinny tie and punk at that time. However I have never jumped on the "our music was better" bandwagon. If one knows where to look and does a little bit of "research" one can find quality hard music from all eras. Behold "Children of Bodom," an excellent Northern European group that knows a bit about how to play rock n roll.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Singapore and "The Stick"

Well apparently there is another American that is in danger of getting spanked over there in Singapore for violating the law of the land. It has been reported that one Kamari Kenyada Charlton may get "caned" for overstaying a visa. I hope not. Caning seems to be a rather brutal practice but one must always remember to obey the law wherever they may be. Not every place is as "enlightened" as those of us in the West. Now if we in America spanked a few asses for violating immigration laws there might be a bit less of a problem here. Hmm perhaps they are onto something on that small island nation after all.

Poor Customer Service? I Will Call You On It!

I had been trying to get a printer delivered for days. Fedex left a note on my door showing that they had made a delivery attempt and that if I wanted the article left on my porch to just sign the said note. I did so and the next day no printer; just another note. Ok perhaps they did not see my signed ticket. Friday no note or ticket was left on the doorstep. No printer either. I checked their website and saw that a third delivery had been attempted. No so fast. I think that the Fedex person did not even stop by. Probably just entered the "third attempt/no delivery info" into their little hand held thingy and kept on trucking. Perhaps the driver was late for some afternoon delight or something. Who knows? I do know that no attempt was made. I was kinda annoyed to say the least. Ok so Saturday morning gave Fedex a call. There is a facility about 20 minutes away and I figured I would go pick it up. Well turns out that the printer was being held hostage at a facility approximately an hour drive away in Webster, TX, according to the Fedex website. I knew from the block number that this was not in Webster but in Houston almost in the little town of South Houston. Hell and gone from Webster. I figured the facility to be right across the street from Ellington Field which was hosting an airshow this weekend. I envisioned a traffic nightmare. This was about 11am and I could see watching college football playing second fiddle to going to pick up a printer that should have been delivered. Real annoyed now. In the car and off I went. Stopped by a Starbucks for a mocha to clear my head and continued my journey all the while fantasizing about what I was going to say to the poor clerk at the "depot." Finally made it about 1pm or so and the airshow was getting into full swing. Traffic sucked but not as bad a I thought it might. Went in to the little office and was greeted by a very very beautiful young African American woman who took my information and got the ball rolling. A couple of minutes later she came back and told me that it would be a bit; my printer was on a trailer. I wondered where the trailer may have been headed but I had to whizz so bad that I just asked if I could borrow the facilities instead. Besides by now I was enamored with this pretty lady especially when she bent over and I saw this cutesy tattoo on her lower back. Her bottom was a pretty site also I must say. Downright pretty. The song Black Metallic by Catherine Wheel began to play in my head. Have I gone too far here? Anyway by now another man had come into the little lobby with his wife in tow. As a student of human nature I kept an eye on the guy to see if he would notice how beautiful the Fedex lady was. Of course he tried not to glance but glance he did. I caught him red handed. His wife did not seem to notice. They were an older couple and probably she did not much care anyway. "Let the old fart steal his little glances" was probably her attitude about it. Or so I would guess. It was a pretty interesting little scenario. Well after about fifteen minutes someone arrived with my printer. I was rather content now and no longer in the mood to bitch about the poor service so much. Funny how you feel much better after a good whiz.  I certainly was not going to give that lovely lady a hard time. Especially after she let me in to pee in the employee restroom. Nope I just chalked it up to another one of life's little irritations and went on my way. I also got to watch a bit of the airshow from the parking lot of the facility without paying admission to the air field. That was cool. I must say that those powers that be in Iran still do not seem to know who they are jacking with. Some of the military equipment flying around there was downright amazing. Beautiful lethality is the phrase that crossed my mind.
Well I did miss some college ball I wanted to watch and did have to take a rather long drive but all in all the day was not a total wash out. I am still calling Fedex out for poor service however. They should correct the address on their website to at least read the right city and they should probably audit their drivers performance a bit more. I know damn good and well the lazy prick (or prickess) did not attempt to make a third delivery. I also must add that I never have had this type of issue with UPS. If I have a choice in the matter, I will not use Fedex again.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nina Hagen - Ziggy Stardust [Live 1980]

This one brings back memories. I was introduced to Nina Hagen while in Guantanamo Bay for "RefTra" by a nameless German sailor from the FGS Rommel. This was in 82 or 83. I am a fan still. My ex wife hated her music. I got rid of her but kept Nina. It was the right choice. Who says you don't soak up a little culture in service to the nation?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alleged Cab Drivers Killers Caught

I have just been informed by Mike at that two people have been apprehended in the slayings of Houston cabbies Blaize Uzoma Nwokenaka and Mohammed Nabiil Elsyayed.  I may perhaps have met Mohammed once. I attended a class with a guy that would be about his age. Not sure if it was the same person. I did not know Blaize. Blaize was apparently shot and then his cab set on fire while he was strapped in the driver seat. Mohammed was apparently shot and his body dumped in a ditch. Horrible. I myself don't drive near as much as I used to and for good reason. Shame. It is enjoyable work (to me)for the most part. The danger is there though. Thoughts and prayers to the families of Mohammed and Blaize. While it won't bring these men back home to those that love them, I must say that I hope that the alleged vermin, one Chaz Omar Blackshear and his female accomplice, a Danielle Rene Hudson, pay the ultimate price for their senseless brutality. Rest in Peace Blaize and Mohammed.

Disturbing to Say the Least

Warning: Graphic Content.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Red Light Cameras are a Danger

In Houston there is Proposition 3 which is a referendum on the red light camera. I myself have been nabbed once at Milam and Elgin I believe, and like a good little dhimmi, I sent the seventy five bucks to some place in Phoenix. Phoenix as in Phoenix, AZ. Something wrong there.  An occasional traffic ticket is part of the cost of doing business in a cab and it is often easier to just pay rather than fight. Most disagree with me on that but I just am not wasting a day in Houston's ridiculous court system unless I have to. Now the powers that be are all stamping their little feet advising us dummies that red light cameras "save lives, fund emergency care," etc. etc. I don't know about the emergency care thing but I don't believe for a minute the save lives part. I have witnessed on numerous occasions when someone comes to a red light they tend to "gun it" for fear of getting a "red light" violation. This happens in areas that are full of foot traffic and it is a wonder that someone has not gotten run over yet. I know that these red light cameras are nothing more than a money grab by the city and of course some are howling about the possibility of them becoming a thing of the past. I don't know why they will worry though. The city "fathers" can probably just get a friendly judge to overturn any (unfavorable to them) election results and the odious things will still be with us. Take a page out of California's playbook if you will. I don't live in the city limits so I have no vote on this particular issue. Shame.

Went to the County Fair and Yes We Stunk

Returned fairly late last night from the county fair and for the first time in quite a number of years I was not totally annoyed. I just don't like the fair much. Sorry. It stinks. It is loud and everybody tries to dress up like a cowboy/girl. That is fine if you are a real cowboy but.....Plus I must add that country music is blaring all over the place and nothing will give me a headache quicker than modern country. It was not as hot as it normally is this time of year thankfully but we still came home stinking like a covey of Taliban during Ramadan. Glad it is over until next year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stench at Louisiana Tech. Is It Still There?

A few years ago I had friends and relatives that attended Louisiana Tech University and I was told that there is a dorm that is almost exclusively inhabited by Mohammedans. The reason for this (so I have been informed) was that the stench was so obnoxious that no one else wanted to live there. I wonder if that is still the case? Is it Islamophobic or racist of me to bring this to your attention? This matter is not about racism. It is about stench. Naked stench. Religion has nothing to do with it either. You either stink or you don't. Don't know what made me think of that on this fine afternoon. Maybe because I am about to depart for the fair. Still relatively warm down here south of Houston.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chris Mathews and "Homoerotica"

I did not see this but I have been informed that Chris Mathews, of MSNBC fame, questioned whether Rich Iott dressing up in an SS uniform (as a reenactor) was some kind of "homoerotic" thing. Of course the intent was probably to attempt to portray the man as a NAZI sympathizer which I must say is ridiculous. There are many history buffs that are reenactors. Their are literally thousands of Civil War reenactors in this country and a lot of them wear the Confederate uniform. I don't think that very many of them are advocates of slavery. Do you? I once thought seriously about joining a group that portrayed the 9th SS. I thought it would be cool and maybe even get a chance to be in a movie or something. That would have been fun. It was too far to drive for me and the cost was a pretty penny so I never did "join the SS." Probably just as well. In today's PC world it may be detrimental to have images of oneself in SS gear. No amount of explanation would suffice for the ignorant. I find it quite interesting that it would be Mathews to make some kind of connection to reenactment and "homoerotica." After all wasn't he the same guy that said Obama left him with a "thrill"(or was it chill) running up his leg? Perhaps Chris knows a bit more about "homoerotica" than he lets on. "Not that there is anything wrong with that" if I may quote one J. Seinfeld.  Those SS uniforms are pretty campy though. Aren't they Chris?

Cabbies Slain in Houston

There have been two cases of cab drivers who have been killed in Houston in the last few days. I am sure that robbery was the motive. Some cabbies carry hundreds of dollars on them at some times and that is not a wise thing. However there are some punks that will burn you down for ten bucks. One must be very careful in the taxi business. Can't rely on the cops, they are stretched thin enough. I know there are a lot of cabbies that "pack heat" as they say, even though it is "illegal" in the city of Houston for a cab driver to do so. This is even if they have a carry permit from the state. I would hate to have to challenge that in court but still I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. I hope that whoever is robbing and murdering these hard working people finds themself(ves)  down with a bullet in the face soon. Does that bother you? Sorry.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Social Conservatives and Leftist Social Engineers Are Close Relatives. Both are Dangerous

After following a different route heading in completely opposite directions a social conservative and a leftist social engineer meet in the same place and find that they are one in the same. They will not however recognize or admit this to be the case and each will damn the other for being a "fascist" with totalitarian and perhaps even "National Socialist" tendencies. They will both be right. For those of us that have the ability to recognize sewage when we smell it, this will be obvious, but for the "true believer" nothing could be further from the truth. How on earth could it be possible? How could a social conservative and a Marxist social engineer be closely related and often allies? How dare you Sir make such a comparison? Do you not see that my opponent is perverted and sick and has a twisted vision of America? That dialogue will be the forthcoming from both camps and all of the arguments and logic they will try to apply will still lead to the same conclusion. Social radicals from the left and right are approximately equally dangerous and totalitarian. Neither should have any place in mainstream American thought but there they are. Both at the forefront flying their flags and waving their banners and having the true unalterable belief that their way is the only way. The country will go to Hell if we believe otherwise. Their opponents are Hellbound for having an opposite view. Just ask them. They will be happy to tell you and if you are just gullible enough, you will be convinced. Then you too can fly the banners of the far right or extreme left and shout "hope and change" or scream about "the socialization of America "and the "Constitution." It is likely that you will not know what the hell kind of "hope and change" you are braying about or if you chose the opposite path, will not know what "socialism" is or the first thing about the Constitution of this great land. Why let that stop you though? You have become a part of something big. Something historic. You will gladly applaud and follow the likes of a Bloomberg or a Rev. Robertson. You will gladly keep gays from serving honorably or help secure our borders. You will be a party to misogynistic legislation or keep good people from practicing their legal habit in public places. You will be more than happy to keep gay couples second class citizens or you may become an apologist for and therefore an ally of radical Islam. It all depends on your perspective and which route you select. You can chose to be a "true believer" and follow the radicals of the left or right and therefore condone totalitarian thought and action. Or not. Your choice. Be forewarned though; if you chose the far left or the far right you have become a party to further damage to this nation. Remember when a radical leftist and radical social conservative accuse each other of being a fascist and odious both will be correct.

Friday, October 8, 2010

FBI vs Yassir Afifi

Just read an article where a lad, one Yassir Afifi, discovered a GPS tracking device on his car that was supposedly placed there by the FBI. Apparently Yassir was getting his oil changed when the device was discovered and removed by the technician. Whether this is a violation of Yassir's civil rights, I would not know. The fact that such a device was so easily discovered during an oil change reinforces my belief that the FBI is not staffed by real cops. I don't think I am alone in thinking this.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hey It's Franklin

I have not felt like thinking on the issues of the day very deeply of  late. It is after all college football season and that is something that I do dwell a good deal on. Besides, the issues are just too depressing at times. The POTUS is a boob. We still have the Pelosi, Boxer, and Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee in positions of power and I am not truly convinced that some of these "Tea Party" types are really any better. Perhaps we will just exchange one set of loons for another after the November elections. Of course there will be some "lame duck" time for these ousted Dems and God only knows what those un American fools will attempt. I am glad the college season will last for a good while yet. Anyway as my mind wanders away from the important issues I found myself wondering a good bit about this children's show Franklin. For those of you who are not up to date on shows that interest the young ones, Franklin is a television program about a turtle who hangs out with his friends. There is always some moral lesson to be learned and of course things always work out well in the end. What is interesting about Franklin is that the main character (Franklin the turtle) is the only one that has a name. Everyone (sic) else is called by their particular species. Bear is Bear. Owl is Owl. Duck is Duck, etc. Franklin has a lot of friends and I don't remember them all. I think that "Owl" is their teacher. I may have that part confused with another show called Little Bear but they are essentially the same program with a different main character. It is quite interesting that all these animals hang around each other and everyone gets along famously.There is a total disregard for the realities of woodland creatures. For instance Owl never ever attacks Rabbit and flies off with him to enjoy a meal of fresh bunny. Fox does not try to dine on Duck. I guess that would be upsetting to the kids but it sure as hell would be amusing to adults. It is ok I think to show children that all creatures can be friends and get along. They will learn the realities of the world soon enough. Let them have their moment of innocence. Not all kids are so lucky in this world and that is unfortunate. Not too long ago I made up a nasty little song to the tune of the Franklin theme and amused myself for quite a while with it. Immature I know but my immaturity runs pretty deep I fear. I have been told that I should do stand up but I believe I lack the courage to risk "bombing" in front of a crowd. Be that as it may, I have tons of material and would be happy to hook up a "stand up guy" with some. Of course there would be a fee. Nothing is this life is free. Now with immaturity in mind; would it be considered immature to write in a candidate that is not really running for office? I have been tempted a time or two to write in Ron Jeremy or Long John (when he was still with us). Apparently there is some guy that calls himself "The Naked Cowboy" who has declared his intention to run for president. The only thing I know about him is that I heard he was going to sue someone who apparently calls herself "The Naked Cowgirl." I guess it is a trademark/copyright type of thing. That is all I know. Would a vote for him be immature? Would you be throwing away your vote to do such. Many have died to defend our right to vote in free elections and that has to be considered. Still in our country one can vote for anyone and that is good. Let us take a look at why a vote for the "Naked Cowboy" may not be such a horrible thing. It is probable that Obama will attempt to run for a second term. I can think of no credible Democrat who could challenge him except perhaps America's first "Black President." I think that Slick Willy has more sense than to go through that again though. Although I must say that Clinton (Bill) is the only Democrat that would have a prayer of winning a general election. Obama certainly will not get a second term. Now on to the Republicans. There have certainly been a lot of names bandied about. Personally the only one I like is Huckabee, but he would not stand a chance I don't think. Texas Governor Rick "Good Hair" Perry is a coward and that has been proven. Romney would be no good. Besides a man really can't trust another man with a "kiss me quick" haircut like the one he (and Perry) sport. John Bolton? You have to be kidding. Perhaps Bobby Jindal, but I doubt he would get the nomination. Palin? Can you say psychopath? Can you say phony? Look closely at her eyes and judge for yourself whether the woman is sane or not. Have I gone too far there for you? Many folks are in love with her, but I fear she is a sociopath. Nope I am not convinced that the Republicans are much better than the Democrats. Eight years under George II were not really banner years as far as I can tell. History will be the judge of that I suppose. There has been no real leader in office since Reagan. Whatever one may think of him, it is hard to deny that he had leadership qualities and brought a sense of pride back into our country. I don't see another Reagan on the horizon in either party. Do you? Of course you don't. A vote for the "Naked Cowboy" is no worse than a vote for any of these career politicians as far as I can see. They are ruining this country.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

RIP George Blanda

George Blanda passed away just the other day. Another football legend is no longer with us. As a kid I can remember Blanda both kicking and playing QB with the Oakland Raiders. He was a contemporary of the late Jack Tatum on the team that was dubbed NFL's criminal element. RIP George Blanda. You will be missed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Fun of Surfing (the web)

A while back I wrote briefly about enjoying watching people "cover" songs on You Tube and elsewhere. This is what I meant. No this is not me. I wish I could sing like this. There are a lot of talented people out there.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Going to the Likka Sto

I am going to the likka sto to buy an urnge. Michelle said they would be selling them there. Nothing goes better with my Country Club and Kools than some nice fruits and vegetables.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New HBO Show Looks Like It May Be A Winner

A lot college football is not going my way today, well Notre Dame did get smoked and that does a heart good, but some of the rest is well, bad. That, er sorry, I mean that rutabaga Saban squeaked by with a victory over a pretty good Hogs team. Shame. So instead of dwell on football for the rest of the evening I believe I will briefly discuss the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
This show made a debut last Sunday but I did not watch it right away, choosing to record it and view at my leisure instead. Last night I decided to check it out and came away with the impression that this will be another hit from HBO. Probably will not quite reach the level of The Sopranos or True Blood, but a good show that will hold its own. Steve Buscemi does a pretty good job and of course Scorsese and Marky Mark are involved. This adds up to some pretty darn good television. The acting may be just a bit melodramatic for my taste and that might be the only complaint I have concerning the opening episode of this series. The wardrobe is way cool and it appears it will be violent enough for the hardcore gangster film fan. I am looking forward to following this series starting tomorrow night.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wolf Interviews Donald Trump

I was watching CNN a few minutes ago and Wolf Blitzer had Hair on for a fairly in depth interview. Now I have never really cared much for Hair, find him to be an arrogant media hound, but I must admit he is one smart dude. I did not catch the entire interview, but did see and listen to enough to agree that Trump has his finger on the pulse of our great nation. Number one, Hair mentioned that when we leave Iraq, the Iranians will become the dominant power and will have a good deal of influence in region. He further mentioned that we have upset the balance of power in the region and of course that is something that I totally agree with. How nobody could see this is beyond me. He also made reference to taking the oil in the area if I am not mistaken. Why not? What would anyone be able to do at this point? Not much. I have always thought this a good idea. Sorry if that bothers you. Hair also is of the opinion that we need to bring our manufacturing back home. Of course that makes sense. Outsourcing to foreign nations, especially potential enemies (China, Mexico, Pakistan) is foolhardy and treasonous. I wish I had seen more of the interview.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freedom Keeps Slipping Away

Do you truly think that you are free? We do enjoy more freedom than most in people in the world but our liberty is slipping away more and more. It is noticeable. It is insidious. It is annoying and most importantly, it is dangerous. Take for example the anti smoking crusade in NYC. In addition to bans in restaurants, bars, etc. now they want to ban all outdoor smoking as well. Crazy. Do they not have anything better to do. I can recall when you could walk into a store and buy smokes no matter what your age. Occasionally you would run across a person behind the counter that would not sell them to minors but that was rare. In Texas there are actually "cops" whose sole job is to entrap clerks into selling an underage person tobacco products or beer. I would be embarrassed to say that was how I earned a living. What about underage drinking? I can remember a time when if you could look over the bar, then you could get a drink. Not saying that was a wise thing to do but what the hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Of course I lived in south Louisiana at the time.(That area is more like a friendly foreign country than a part of the U.S.). Now a defender of our freedom can not get a beer legally in any state in the Union. It is ok to die for your country but not to have a beer after a hard day in the field. Something wrong there. Have you recently tried to buy a gun or ammunition? You feel like you are joining the Army after filling out all the nonsensical paperwork. I don't believe it is any business of any government agency if I decide to buy at .410 shotgun. None whatsoever. How about the nonsense that one has to go through to get on an airplane? Well I guess that has become necessary.We can thank  Mohammedans for that. The longer we have people in government that "want to get things done" and leave their mark as it were, the more our freedoms are restricted. Sometimes it really is better for our elected officials to just do nothing.  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Economists Practice Witch Science

Did you happen to know that the recession ended in June 09? I was not aware of this. BwaaaHaaahhhaaa. Do they think for a second that anyone is buying this nonsense? Just because the stock market has rebounded means nothing. People are still having trouble finding jobs. Wages are stagnant. The housing market has not rebounded. Car sales will be flat again if they are not already. Etc. Are you not tired of those that may be educated beyond their usefulness telling the rest of us how things are? Think about it. Meteorologists really don't have a clue about what goes on. Global warming may (or may not be) a hoax. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico did not portend the end of life as we know it. Have you ever been to a physician and knew damn good and well they had not a clue? Have you seen friends and family die of cancer because it was not detected early enough even though there had been numerous trips to the physician with symptoms? Very often those that pretend to have the knowledge to tell you what is going on in the world, with your body, etc. etc. have no more of a clue than the local grocery clerk. In some cases less. Economists? I piss on them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shamless Self Promotion

I have not been doing a lot of work on this blog of late. It is college football season and I enjoy watching and writing about the game. If anyone has a similar interest join me at for my completely amateurish, quite often wrong, and usually biased analysis of the college game. I will continue to work on this blog of course but probably most of my "work" will be about college football for a while.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Damn! I Forgot Burn a Confederate Flag Day

A while back one of my readers let me know about an event apparently called "Burn a Confederate Flag Day." This was supposedly to take place on Sept 12. Haven't heard too much about it - it has not been on the news that I know of. I wasn't going to participate in anything as silly as that anyway. I am, after all, a Southeastern Conference man. Ain't gonna burn no Johnny flag anytime nohow.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today is the anniversary of the attack by the Mohammedans. I will not forget nor will I forgive. Ever.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lou Reed is Kinda a Prick

The title says it all. Oh and also that Jones guy apparently is not going to be burning any books on Saturday. The saga continues....