Sunday, May 18, 2014

Truth and Questions From The Cab #4 With Rule 5

It has been a rather busy week work wise. We have an internal audit coming up which does really nothing more than disrupt operations and make for a very long couple of days. A new man is coming in also (to replace someone likely..hmmmm) and of course he will need to be trained up. Not sure if I really want to however, this outfit is notorious for bringing on friends of upper management and displacing the incumbents. Seen it time and time again in the short 15 months I've been with these folk. No matter. Standby for some truths and hard questions and some (again Asian) Rule 5.

1. Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee is a dumbass. Nothing can be done.

2. I learned today from Donald Douglas over at American Power that perhaps, just perhaps, the monster band Led Zeppelin pilfered the opening riffs of Stairway to Heaven from a band known as Spirit. Say it ain't so.

3. It is being reported (H/T to Gary Fouse) that one St. Thomas University (MN) (The real one is in Houston) has banned a camel from campus for some sort of sophomoric "hump day" celebration. The reason of course is that it might be offensive to some folk or other. Interesting. I don't see it. Now if they had bought a real camel jockey to ride around on the creature, would it offend the camel jockeys on campus that a real camel jockey is riding around on same? What? Valid question.

4. Isn't it time for little Chucky Schumer to go? It is reported that he would like to place IRS debts in the hands of private collections agencies. It is further reported that some of these collections "businesses" that are interested are in his state. Interestingly enough I field calls from collection "agents" near daily looking for this driver or that. I can get pretty rough with them sometimes in an attempt to keep them from calling. Just by asking a female collections type what size her brassiere is will almost guarantee a hang up. I wonder what size Schumer's is.

5. The Vietnam/Red China dispute is likely at least as dangerous as the Russian Bear pretending she wears pants. Red China really does wear pants.

6. Doesn't that Chris Hayes guy have a kisser that sort of invites a whack with a stick?

7.  None of my cats would chase off a vicious dog that was on the attack. Have you seen that video that is making the rounds?

8. What the hell kind of name is "Toure?" Why is what he says even taken seriously by anyone? May as well have 50 Cent or Snoop Dog on MSNBC. At least we know what they are about.

9. Why do these folk that run for office in Texas always have some deep voiced Sam Elliot sounding type as the "narrator" on their political spots? Are we supposed to think that just because the voice actor is deep throated (no pun intended - well maybe) that he is supposed to be taken seriously? A no nonsense open range type guy the candidate is I suppose is what we are to take from this. Not quite as ridiculous as the ten gallon hat schtick but ridiculous none the less. Well maybe not. I can't imagine that in Texas anyone would use a voice actor who screeches like Perez Hilton. Not even a liberal and not even in the Austin market.  Leave that for San Francisco Bay area......

10. Is selling furniture an honorable profession?

11. The problem with trying to quit smoking is that even when switching to a brand that one hates, one begins to at least tolerate it and looks forward to an occasional pack of the brand of personal taste as a reward of sorts. I'm a weak man apparently.

12. I still don't get Facebook. Do you? Twitter also seems sorta silly after a time. May as well be having a conversation with a cat as with Twitter "friends." Plus everybody seemed to be getting boob shots sent to them on this Twitter thing but me. What is up with that? Course I never asked.........I should be proud of that I suppose. I've been done with this Twitter for over two months and all is well.

13. I'm taking bets on how long "Johnny Football" lasts in the big boy league. Great talent no doubt, but the NFL ain't college (not even the SEC although it is about as close as one can get I suppose). His habit of running all over the place sure will win college games but can get a QB maimed in the pro ranks. RGIII may have learned that one.

14. I was invited to see the Astros play "baseball" upcoming. Pretty sure it won't be standing room only.

15. Should we keep our distance from supporting the aspirations of the Kurds so as not to upset our NATO "partner" Turkey? That might be a shame as the Kurds seem to be about the only folk among the vast array of Mohammedans worth supporting. Problem is Turkey scares shit out of Russia and she needs to be on our "side." At least marginally. Hard and sometimes unpleasant choices need to be made at times. Geopolitics 101.

16. Even though the Russians appear to be supportive of Red China on many issues it may be likely that they are quite fearful that the Chinese may be quietly looking as much at Russian territory for expansion as they are in the oceans. Appeasement won't help the Russians with China any more than it helped the West with old Adolf back in the day.

17.  I'm pretty sure that the white supremacist band "Stormtroop 16" is not the pride of Sacramento as advertised. I studied some of these type bands (mostly European) for some class or other concerning social deviance. It cause quite a stir with some when I compared these type "musicians" with their counterparts in the urban community. Apparently some just can't be racist (or at least some racism is to be "understood") while the other is just pure racism. So they say .......

18. When I watch the manly sports of motocross, bull riding, or even hockey, I sort of begin to wonder just what all these NFL types are crying about. Don't you? You don't see hockey players all pussing around concerning the possibility of getting hurt. Do you?

19. Is cable or satellite television really worth the money? Hundreds of channels and nothing on quite a lot of the time...

20. Most folk think Karl Rove is a scumbag I would wager, but didn't you find it funny when he brought up the question of H. Clinton and the possibility of her sustaining brain damage from her accident? I think you do. Whatever you think of Rove or H Clinton for that matter, it was a brilliant little jab to insinuate that she was being treated for brain trauma while, as some believe, hiding out from hard questions on the Benghazi episode.

Rule 5 time.....This lovely lady is one Diane Mizota. I first noticed her as a dancer on the watershed film Boogie Nights. She must have been something for an extra bit player to catch my eye and wonder about for quite a time. Ms. Mizota has since appeared in quite a number of other films (including one of those Austin Powers things)) and has an understated beauty about her. Enjoy...


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Truth and Questions From the Cab #3 With Rule 5

I have been busy of late what with having to go to our corporate office for some sort of pseudo-scientific personality assessment training program (we are a trucking company for Lord's sake), along with the standard "you aren't doing things the right way" gripe sessions from the upper "management" and thus have just not had time to jabber about this and that.
 That being said, there are plenty of things going on and hard questions that need to be asked. Combine that with the obligatory rule 5 and you have some damn fine reading and viewing. Still on the Asians but I hope one won't hold that against me......

1. Dumbass Sheila Jackson Lee is still a dumbass. The congresswoman who wears the silly hats is one Frederica Wilson (forgot her name the other day) and she is a dumbass also.

2. If we are still hunting for the plane can we at least finally stop reporting on it?

3. The Iranian "Revolutionary Guard" naval forces leadership (distinct from the Iranian Navy) has made threats against our carriers. Fair enough. I'm thinking it would be a mistake for them to make good on those same threats. Just a guess.

4. Is it true that the current POTUS has killed more Mohammedans than the former? Well not personally but you get the drift.

5. Is it also true that the current POTUS has deported more illegal aliens than George II? The ultra left says so and boy are they pissed.

6. Will the Russians finally drop all pretense of being a civilized group and finally make a real land grab of the now marginally "independent" former Soviet Republics? Make it official as it were?

7. Are you worried about "Bear" bombers venturing out again? Is the Cold War returning? Did it ever really go away or just recede a bit for a couple decades?

8. Do you think that the ranting of one "Snoop Dog" showed folks that maybe the owner of the Clippers was not alone in "racist" racist rants. What? At least Snoop Dog knew he was on tape. That might make him more of stupid prick than the rich white guy.

9. Why do these rich mogul types always seem to have a mistress half their age and that mistress is usually, shall we say, not a fine figure of a woman? Seems they could afford a bit more in the looks department frankly.

10. If one could care less about the whole gay marriage thing, does that make them a homophobe? Or something.

11. Why is it easier to get fellatio offers at the park by a strange guy instead of a strange female? Seems ass backward to me (no pun intended). Should perhaps we ask one Houston radio talk show great his opinion on the matter? I would suspect that he has the answer. Just a guess mind.

12. You know why truckers call rest areas pickle parks don't you? Sure you do.

13. One way to probably not catch the newfangled (in this country) MERS virus would be to just avoid the Middle East. Seems logical and what the fuck does anyone want to go there for anyway. It's hot, sorta stinks, and there is always the possibility of getting offed by some sort of wild Islamic Jihadi type. Of course there is the history. Could be worth the risk I suppose.

14. If you are talking up the old Eastwood westerns like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  then you are probably showing your age. Same could be said of speaking public wise of The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue.  I think Jamie Gillis was in that one. Wasn't he? Could be wrong.

15. Dr. Phil is a weenie. There is no dispute. So is that Driftglass guy. Don't know who that is? Not worth the effort to get into it...but let us just say he is a (likely) unemployed (by choice and proud of it) ultra liberal who thinks that blogging and podcasting (whatever that is) is real work. Guess I'll just leave it at that. Would be an infuriating dude if not so silly what with him being all concerned about the new Confederacy and so forth.

16. Would Japan be able to hold her own from an attack by Red China? I'm thinking yes. The world appears to be becoming more dangerous of late with the upsurge in nation vs nation tension instead of just nation vs Mohammedan ragtags conflicts.

17. Are you ready for the college football season yet? Do you think that one J. Winston might have been involved in a little something unsavory and that it was swept under the rug?

18. Which NFL team will finally foolishly put their hopes and expend their treasure on young "Johnny Football?" Update: The Browns. Took their sweet time about it.

19. Should NFL cheerleaders get some sort of salary? Is there any real difference between these young ladies and the local hoochie koochie dancer? They do have places where folk so inclined can go and watch a bit of naked dancing. So I hear.

20. Is American League baseball really baseball? There is the DH thing that certainly takes a lot of strategy away from the game. You know what with having to use strategy with the pitching staff...never mind.

21. Will the Houston Astros win 40 games this season? Will over 17,000 fans show up at any game this season? Perhaps they could give away a car or something..........

22. Remember when Obama was going to heal the ills that plagued this nation? What happened?

24. Do you recall when one Ross Perot spoke of a "giant sucking sound?" No one listened. Did they? Now we are a nation of insurance agents and hamburger salesmen. That little weird bastard knew what he was talking about after all.

25. Mitt Romney, another weird bastard, may have been right on the money when he said that Russia was a great geopolitical threat.

26. Young "Johnny Football" discovered likely that the NFL folk are not too sure of his act. Likely some think he won't survive long (he probably won't) but  are probably even more leery of  his antics. Far from being the number one pick, the lad was not even the first QB selected. A bit of humble pie could be good for the child. A life lesson as it were...

27. We might be seeing another Vietnam vs. Red China skirmish before long. Should we root for the underdog here despite our history with same underdog?

29. It is not Procol Harum that kidnapped those kids in Ethiopia err Nigeria. Never mind...

30.  If you are a trucker, don't ask to see the invoice to make sure that you are being paid your proper "percentage." Not good for your long term career with my current firm it seems. Might get into this later. Or not.

About enough for one sitting I guess. One day maybe I will try to write something of substance again. Maybe I never really have come to think of it. No matter. Enjoy the lovely and talented Tammy La. Apparently she is a food writer, TV personality, etc. out California way. She is a beautiful woman and no mistake.