Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

The New Year's Eve addition of Friday Funnies showcases one of our favorite drunk characters from the past:

And here's two for the price of one:

Funny stuff, but drinking and operating machinery is not.

If you are celebrating tonight, remember these words:

If you drink do not drive, if you drive do not drink.

From the editorial staff here at PYY:

Have a happy and safe New Year celebration.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kicking Off The 2012 Campaign Right

With the coming of 2011, I do not think it's too early to begin turning our attention to the next election, where the goal is to fire more of the corrupt House members, the inept and corrupt Senators who are up for re-election, and the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As we approach this monumental task, we need to start the vetting process early so there can be no surprises along the way.

AC has a good discussion going on his blog, about how the Bushies are already starting to demonize Sarah Palin. As AC does so very well, he got me thinking again.

My thoughts about this are two-fold:

1. Historically, I am an anti-establishment type who wants a smaller federal government with less control over our lives. I do not want Dem Lite anymore, I want someone who could shake things up and have the guts to do the things necessary to save our republic, from the certain future ruin this bunch has been heading us toward.

Sarah Palin does represent that same kind of sentiment. But in my opinion, this does not necessarily make her the best choice to run against Barack Obama in 2012. Don't misunderstand me though. She would be a far better choice than Obama, by a Texas mile. But remember, we want the BEST choice to do the job once Obama is defeated, not the one who strikes a chord with our emotions.

Palin has proven to be a very popular figure since the day she was announced as McCain's running mate. She has the ability to raise tons of cash and is quite the energizing force in the GOP. There is no better cheerleader for what America needs right now.

For these reasons, I think she'd be the best fit for the GOP Chair currently being held by Richard Steele. In addition to her fund raising capabilities, a person of her great influence could be very beneficial in an number of races, not just the one for the White House. There is more power in being the king/queen maker than being the king/queen.

Instead of concentrating on just one race, she could split her time up and help swing the gavel back to the GOP in the Senate and solidify the GOP's control over the House, further choking the life out of the Progressive movement.

While she is doing that, someone with the same value system like Mike Pence, Michelle Bachmann, or someone like them with some experience in Washington would make better choices to run for the White House.

Both are TEA Party favorites and would work hard to undo the damage that has been done over the past several years, with the last two being the most severe in our nation's history. Both have a working knowledge of the workings behind the scenes and are capable of winning against a weak Obama.

2. Despite my concerns Sarah Palin not being the best choice this time around, it is very counterproductive for GOP elites to take potshots at her so early in the game. There may be a time when she is a more seasoned candidate and the country could use her. Having Republicans demonize her now only sets up the party for a fracture down the road and could lead to the re-election of the President.

If we want more serious damage to our nation, think of a Barack Obama with no more accountability. He has already appointed more czars than any other previous president. We cannot afford to have him in power for another 4 years, or we may not be able to undo his damage for decades, if ever.

Unless you want this nightmare to be a reality, we need Sarah Palin and her followers to stay in the fold. If the GOP elites are content to vilify her, she and her powerful voting bloc could defect to a third party and that will split the conservative vote.

The GOP elites will need to get used to the fact that they are going to be targeted in the next primary if they do not get on board with what the bulk of the American people want. The people made their voices heard this past election and it would behoove all of them to get on board now. Otherwise, they will face the same challenges and may lose their jobs to more conservative candidates who will represent the people better.

But at the same time, all conservatives must know that the best choice isn't always the feel good choice. Palin is young, she has time to mature. I don't think there is any folly in allowing someone with more practical political experience, who shares her worldview, to take a shot at the President while he sits as an incumbent.

Let the jockeying begin, but lets keep it clean and confined to policy.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Academic Welfare

Many years ago I read where the federal government was appropriating money to study the mating habits of the Japanese quail. It incensed me then.... and today when we read this story, it still irritates the hell out of me.

But this one is worse.

Now that we have learned the deepest physical and psychosocial aspects of this bird's reproductive process, we must reach out further to understand it more. For a grant of $181K, we must know what the bird's sex drive is like on cocaine.

Will we learn anything from this? Only that birds on dope have sex more, or less. That's about all.

If so, how will it affect people to know this? Gee, how hard can answering this question be?

If this gets you upset, then maybe this will just push you over the limit into "really pissed off" status, real quickly. There's a whole lot of waste you may not be aware of, much of tied to research grants like this one.

If you are not fully agitated by now, you either know or are one of those academics, possibly a Senator's nephew/niece or friend of the family who could not get a job with a doctorate in zoology. So that means you (or someone you know) told dear uncle/auntie and he/she asked what you were interested in doing. He/she told you to go to some university with a government grant in your pocket. He/she then tagged it on and earmarked it, into the next piece of legislation. You were then able to study some bonehead concept on the taxpayers' dime.

We have all heard the arguments for and against both social and corporate welfare, now let me introduce you to academic welfare.

It's a simple thing. When a professor (or someone trying to become one) gets taxpayer money from the government to study something, it's academic welfare. This doesn't mean anything to the man or woman who has been out of work for a month or longer and cannot pay their bills. It doesn't mean anything to the man or woman who busts their rear ends everyday to stay free from government dependence, and may have to work until they die because they must foot the bill for this kind of crap.

In 2011, the TEA Party supporters must make this an issue on a huge scale. The elected officials must listen or they can/will be fired in 2012.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Down Playing, Minimizing, And Lying

One cannot help but notice something when they read this story. It doesn't take a rocket scientist (or even a political one) to figure out what this biased account of the top gaffes of 2010 is about:

Racism, pure and simple -- There is only one black man on that list.

I know Richard Steele is sometimes an idiot and certainly what he said was not true. And I don't think much thought went into the choice to make him GOP Chairman, either. But as flippant as I am being and as sorry as it was, the writer of this list is wrong on two fronts.

1. She puts Blumenthal's lie and classifies it as a gaffe, so as to minimize the severity of of the event. A gaffe is a mistake, Blumenthal intended to lie right through his teeth. She wants you to think he simply misspoke on something little like whether he served in Vietnam or not.

2. If she wants to classify lies as gaffes, she left some more significant ones out of her short list -- some big whoppers that she selectively chooses to ignore.

She left out Charlie Rangel telling people he has always played by the rules. She left out the blatant misrepresentation of a Congressional candidate's words in an ad for his own re-election.

If she wants to look at true gaffes, there are some she could have replaced Blumenthal's lie with, starting with Harry Reid's report on job loss. She could have had a field day with Biden, who had too many to count.

She also left out the one about Rick Sanchez and his "cotton-picking president" remark. And his typical scripted anti-Semitic "Jews control the world" moment that got him fired.

I could go on, but you get the drift. There are so many it's not really funny.

The silly gaffes we can overlook. But when we have public figures who state something falsely, minimize the severity of given truths, or deliberately communicate racist statements, should we minimize them as mistakes?

This is but one way people can break the moral fiber of a civilization. They minimize wrong behaviors, which only serves to positively reinforce them. They want you to think it's no big deal. As long as you can justify it with some measure of victimhood, it's okay.

They were tired, they were not thinking straight. They are the targets of a smear campaign by their opponents. It makes no difference what the subject, there is always a "justifiable" excuse for the deceits, and they will use anything possible to distract from the lies they tell.

But the sad thing is, we tolerate it. We accept this as a core value of politicians and this wannabe journalist Holly Bailey facilitates it, with this poor effort she calls a list.

Well, I say it's time to change the way things are being done. It's time to start holding these people accountable. These left leaning, excuse masking, no principled media types can write all of the crap they want. But we need to call directly on the liars to stop.

After the New Year, the moment the new Congress is sworn in, we need to reaffirm to our elected officials that we are still paying attention. We need to put them on notice that in two years there will be another election and they will be fired, if they do not start to change this corrupt culture that has been become known as Washington. We didn't reject the last Congress only to replace them with another group of corrupt members with Rs behind their names.

And..... we should be prepared to do it without blinking an eye. It's our nation. We live here in the full force of the incompetent decisions these bottom feeding liars have made for us, without our full consent.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Colts 31 - Raiders 26

This is always a tough game to watch because the Raiders were my AFL/AFC team as a boy and man, for many years. Long before the Colts came to Indy, they were the team I could talk smack to others about and they delivered in most games.

Lately they have stunk.... because their owner is an idiot. This year they have been very competitive and my hats are off to them and their efforts this year.... despite how stupid Al Davis is.

Two factors I will point out about this game. The Raiders gave the Colts opportunities from stupid immature penalties, but the Colts had to work... for both their points, and to keep the Raiders out of the end zone for most of the game.Their FG kicker (whose name I will not try to spell) is still one of the best in the league, but FGs will not win games unless your defense is flawless.

Manning's hard counts gave the Raiders DLs fits down the stretch, on key drives. There were some key mistakes at critical times in the secondary. Oakland showed their hand too soon on one drive by showing blitz with 14 seconds left on the play clock. That mistake resulted in a Colts TD.

So Indy is still alive.... and Oakland will soon be a more formidable force to be reckoned with, once the defense gets more experience and Campbell learns to make better decisions on offense. He is not a flashy QB, so he needs to be more like Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson. That is to make good decisions by distributing the ball well, and relying on the strong running of McFadden to set up the passing game.

Pats 34 - Bills 3

The juggernaut continues. Some will say it was just the Bills. But the Bills have played some damned good football this year and gave NE a run in their first game. Buffalo is maybe one of the best lousy teams in the league because they play hard against everyone. If they could only play for four quarters, they might be in the middle of the pack.

NE has home field wrapped up now, so nothing to play for next week. Not that they need my help, but if it were me, I'd tell them to play loose next week and do not make any diving catches or other kinds of plays that would result in an injury. Play to win, play to stay in form, but "do not get hurt" should be the goal.

Bears 38 - Jets 34

If the Bears win out and get help from a team that plays against the team with the dog-killer on it, they could get a first round bye. They looked like crap against the Pats awhile back, but they are still a good team when they set their minds to play.

I think Cutler will be a good QB someday and has done much to improve this year. Next year, he should be even better.

Chiefs 34 - Titans 14

KC is back in form with Cassel back. They could be a team that might surprise some people in the playoffs.

It saddens me to see Tennessee in so much disarray. If there were no Colts in Indy, I'd be a fan of the Titans more than any other, because of the tremendous amount of respect I have for Jeff Fisher.

I hope it's not his last year there, but ownership is setting him up to fail by pushing the Vince Young experiment. In my view, Young does not have what it takes to play in this league. He is not a man, he is still a spoiled brat who thinks the damned world revolves around him.

I think ownership wants another McNair, but Young is not going to be that kind of player. Despite his personal flaws that eventually cost him his life off of the field, he was a mature football player on the field. Young is immature both on and off, and if ownership thinks otherwise, they may be losing a great coach to Denver or some other team that needs a superb disciplined coach, who can motivate men to play.

Bengals 34 - Chargers 20

The highly overrated Chargers with the punk Rivers could not compete against a losing team, when the season was on the line. Norv Turner could not coach them to victory either. Both are the most overrated in their positions, in the league. They will be missing the playoffs, which is the way it should be for teams that start off 2-5.

To all of the good fans in San Diego, I have to ask something. Are you now sorry you ran off Drew Brees and Marty Schottenheimer? It does no good to have a punk QB who passes for a million yards and miss the playoffs, or makes the playoffs and gets eliminated in the first game.

Brees has a ring, Rivers doesn't.

Enjoy the playoffs at home.

Skins 20 - Jags 17

Many thanks to Rocket's team for giving the Colts some breathing room. The Jags are still the team that is ready to press through the wall they have built around themselves, but can never seem to press hard enough to get through. They usually beat themselves when the season is on the line.

The talent is there, but they lack discipline to close. Maybe it's time for a coaching change.

When they play the Colts, they let their dislike for Indy get in the way of playing solid hard-nosed football. They allow their emotions to get the better of them by taking cheap shots and getting flagged. They get caught up in the machismo thing and fail to think right when the game is on the line.

From the looks of the score, Jacksonville did that again yesterday.

Lions 34 - Dolphins 27

Congrats to the Lions, who may be the best lousy team in the NFC. They have played harder this year, they have hung in there against some good teams. A little tweaking in the off season and maybe they can compete for a wild card spot soon.

Through it all, the Detroit fans are some of the most loyal around. When some fair weather fans in other towns give up on their teams, the Lions fans are still as rabid as any division leading team's.

The Pistons have won some NBA championships and the Tigers have won a few in baseball. Detroit sports fans are always proud of them. But nothing can sway the faithful Lions fans away from their team.

Good job Lions. Hang in there.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

It probably wasn't this time of year and many of the customs we observe in this season were not part of that moment.

But make no mistake, there was a moment.

I can imagine a late evening when people were exhausted from the day's activity, caused by the civil decree that had went out in the land. On that evening they retired like any other night.... but somewhere in that little burg was a very small group of people adoring a newborn, in a stable with animals.

His name and purpose were not well known at the moment. And instead of lightning, thunder, winds, or any other such display of power and force, there was a stillness, a peaceful quiet that had engulfed that barn and the areas that surrounded it:

No one knew the story that was to come to pass about that little child's journeys on this earth. It hadn't been written yet. But he had a goal, an objective that was not to be forsaken along the way.

So, unto you who read this sleepy little blog, may you have a very Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'm Outta Here

Today marks the last day in my current position at my place of employment. After taking a week off to relax and get some personal affairs in order, I will start my new position in a new department on January 3rd, 2011.

This present job has been challenging and taxing. But I did enjoy the nature of the work during the course of its run, and I did meet some great people along the way. At times, it was even fun. But after two and a half years of long hours and lots of on-call days and nights, it's time to move on. Basically, you can say I am real, real gone:

This may be the last phase of my career, so I am looking forward to the new challenge.

It will not be too hard, as I have worked with many of the people I will soon be working with before, and I know what they expect. They, too, know me and know the high standards I have set over the many years I have been in the organization. So, I expect it to be another great run.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CAIR's Undue Foreign Influence

Why should we care about the activities of CAIR?

Watch this video:

In addition to this little snippet, we should also consider this piece of info.

If you tally up the numbers correctly, you will note that approximately 3/5 of the world's richest Arabs are from Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom is a large financier of CAIR and other organizations that hostile towards this country or are actively undermining it.

More than anything, I would like to know why the world's socialists are not trying to redistribute these people's wealth. These people employ very few and are not helping their Palestinian brothers and sisters, in their plight of poverty. Instead, they are blaming Israel and Jews around the world for the situation in Gaza.

The sad part about this ruse is, the world is falling for it.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Colts 34 - Jaguars 24

It's weird having the Colts playing for their lives so late in the season. As Greg said a couple of weeks ago, we are spoiled here in Indy.

I saw only the second half. But what I did see was a great effort by the offense, defense, and special teams. You have to have that balance to win games. They made some mistakes along the way but overall, they made the big plays when they needed to, with the biggest play at the end of the game on the onside kick.

Manning did not throw a pick. But there were some easy drops by the receivers. The defense stopped the run well enough to keep the Jags out of their rhythm. But they did blow some big pass coverages at times, which led to some big gains.

Still yet with all of the criticism and prognostications, it was a win. And we'll take it.

The Colts are still alive with a huge game next week at Oakland. If they win out, they are in the playoffs for the umpteenth time in a row. They may get knocked out in the first round, but they will be there with their practice team, making every effort.

So....what did you all see?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

This weekend we feature a couple of my favorite secular Christmas songs from the Rock and Roll world.

Congrats go out to this first artist, as she has just been accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in beautiful Cleveland Ohio:

And then we have a song performed by a HOF band inducted in 2005, which was written by one of the original inductees:


Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Funnies

In honor of the long career of Larry King: funny as this was, we wish him many good years ahead.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Couric vs. Rice: Condi Wins In A Blowout

From the opening question, it was never close:

Many years ago, I thought Katie Couric was one of the smartest, freshest, and cutest faces to hit the news scene. Now she is so embittered, it has definitely affected her ability to even do a simple interview without looking like she still belongs on MSNBC, with the likes of Herr Olbermann, Sgt. Schultz, and Chris "Mr. Tingle" Matthews.

How DID they ever let her get away?

HT for video: IHTM

The Tunnel Vision Of The Left

The National Organization for Women is fixated on Sarah Palin and the Mama Grizzly phenomenon, so much so that they cannot see out of their periphery. They have tunnel vision and nothing will allow them to turn their heads to look to their sides as long as she is part of the discourse. In fact, the new class of conservative women are all in the limelight and are now targets for all unprincipled Leftists.

They cannot resist demonizing Palin, Bachmann, and other women who hold conservative values, as if they alone are responsible for everything that curses the plight of the modern woman. They lambaste, they screech, they shill, and all the while they throw away what little credibility they may have ever had, when they ignore things like this:

Some ideologues on the Left will most certainly say that this really none of our business. They will claim it is men of this local community freely practicing their Islamic faith. Others will deny this is religiously motivated, but rather is permitted by the local customs, culture, and social mores of that particular society.

But most of us know that this is a staple of Sharia law, which is firmly entrenched in the Middle East and is becoming more prevalent in places across Europe. You will have a hard time convincing me that it does not happen in Dearborn, where a person cannot even hand out Christian tracts without attracting a police response.

So instead of petitioning the worthless UN for its useless influence in condemning this kind of practice throughout the Muslim world, NOW and the other worthless entities that ignore this disgusting display are worried about the Mama Grizzlies and their growing influence on American politics.

Is it really surprising?

Monday, December 13, 2010


I didn't see much football at all yesterday. I did see the dirty scumbag act by the Jets coach, after the network cut away from the thrashing the Pats were administering to the Bears.

My Super Bowls predictions are as follows: New England vs. Atlanta or New Orleans. Of course I could be wrong, so I would bet any house payments on this. And as always, my opinions are subject to change.

These are the teams that are peaking at the right time with complete performances on both sides of the ball, as well as special teams. Those are the kinds of teams that win titles.

So....what did you all see?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

He was an American icon. He just one aspect of the human existence and a huge part of Americana.

Here, he pairs with another talented musician.... who wrote and played in this song:

Many times he looked troubled, many times he looked a bit sad. I think it stopped just short of what I would say, "tortured"..... but he looked like he never really forgave himself for his shortcomings and mistakes.

He really took it hard when the love of his life died and that's when he gave up. He quit. He quit taking his medication and allowed himself to die earlier than he should have, because he was so grief stricken.

One of his latest works was a remake of a Nine Inch Nails song called "Hurt". It was so dark and so sad that I won't post or link to it, you can look it up for yourself on You Tube if you are so inclined.

Musically, he was the kind of artist who could take any song by almost any other artist, and make it his own.... in his own special way. This one you will recognize from U2:


Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Funnies

There is an unwritten rule, whereby, vets of any given armed force will not divulge the intensity of basic training of that force, at least in its entirety. The recruit asks the vet, "how is it?" The vet answers "it's tough but you'll do fine." When the recruit gets there, he/she then realizes he/she was sandbagged by the vet, when the DIs are fully unleashed.

Many of you may not know this but as my hair and goatee gets grayer and whiter, I have been receiving flyers from Santa Claus recruiters to consider enlistment when I retire from my current career. I must say that I was thinking about it until I saw this:

I am not so sure I can hack this one. Ft. North Pole is way too cold for me.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Flat Or Fair Tax?

There is a debate between proponents of the Flat Tax and the Fair Tax.

The Flat Tax is a good idea and is better than the current system. But I think it is only the second best tax system we could have:

Under the Fair Tax, everyone will pay voluntarily when they buy goods and services. When the rich man buys his yacht, he'll pay it. No loopholes. When the illegal immigrant buys his beer, boom box, car, whatever, he will pay it. No dodging because his income goes unreported.

Monday, December 06, 2010


What can I say about the Colts? There are so many reasons they lost that game yesterday. But the one reason I never thought I would be able to say, Peyton Manning.

I cannot believe he is even in the discussion for MVP. He is losing games. Hands down, he has to be the front runner for the 2010 Brett Favre Award for most completions to the opposing team.

The backups in the role positions are not always helpful either. That jackwagon that got the personal foul for leverage late in the game needs to be released. But many of them are playing their hearts out...only to have Mr. Overthink throw the damned ball away in OT when the game is on the line.

I say play for a draft pick and see if Andrew Luck comes out next year. We do need a QB of the future and would have loved to see Curtis Painter get some snaps yesterday, just for general purposes.

It may be time for Manning to think about coaching. On second thought, the play calling in that games sucked too. Maybe not. Maybe this will reduce his value and they will not have to commit so much to resigning him. Maybe, maybe, maybe. but who knows?

I just know this season is done.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

Maybe some of you who hang out here at PYY remember the big musical debate of the 70s.

Was it Wakeman?

Or Emerson?

I thought both had an incredible amount of talent and were both worthy of the discussion. But to make a choice was (and still is) most difficult. Both had certain unique qualities within their realm of style and influence.

What do YOU all think?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The World According To LA

Here is a short rundown on some current events as I see them. (As always, I could be wrong.)

US To Bail Out EU

Really now. This should come as no surprise, should it? The EU is entirely too big to fail.

But let's not forget, they are far superior to us.

And who knows? Maybe they are. I do know we are shoveling borrowed money from China to bail them out.

At Beneficial, they are good for more.

Sarkozy Thin-Skinned, Authoritarian

Not unlike any other French leader I have ever known of, in my lifetime. Must have been a slow news minute, when this one broke.

Friction Between Parker And Spitzer

Why she would even want to be on the same set as him (for any reason) is way beyond me. But she agreed to. And by signing a legal contract to this effect, she has demonstrated she has sucker written all over her face.

But moreover, it's not like anyone watches this show anyway. If she wanted to be accepted as a serious journalist, she would not have cheapened herself by taking this gig.

Dodd Says Farewell


A Rose By Any Other Name..... still a rose.

And feces by any other name, is still feces.

What do I mean by this?

Give a listen to this speech by Nigel Farage of the European Parliament:

Did you hear him?

Did you listen?

What he said has everything to do with the current condition of the European continent, and much to do with state of America's present situation.

Were you paying attention at the end when he said:

....if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence.

When we think about what this present American government has tried to do in the past two years, we realize that it has made every effort to pattern its policies after that of Europe's. We who are enlightened are able to see the fallacy of such a system, because we know that it is historically a failed economic model. It has failed in the past, and is still failing now.

Has anyone else noticed that forms that have been rejected in the past have resurfaced under different names?

For instance, China has a system they call state capitalism. People were so tickled to see China reject the agrarian communist policies that Mao implemented, they forgot something along the way: Economic reform is not necessarily and indicator of freedom.

Let's not forget Mussolini and Hitler were huge proponents of state capitalism. But they called it fascism, which meant a corporate state. In reality...there is very little difference between today's China and Germany under national socialism.

Another example is the Green movement. Under the pretenses of environmental concerns, the left has hijacked this movement to use it for the specific purpose of redistributing wealth.

After the fall of the USSR and the reinvention of the Chinese economy, beret wearing activists (who wanted to see a global communist utopia) invaded the Green movement. They invented this scenario whereby they could shake down rich countries to allow less developed ones to catch up, under the guise of fairness.

It's being played out right now in the global warming debate.

So, it would be wise to keep our eyes open and watch the demise of the Europeans play out. We see that liberty and freedom are antithetical to state sponsored socialism because it is restrictive in nature. The people are freest when they can have choices, with as little government regulation as possible.

Whenever a government overreaches its power into the market place, we see that it is a recipe for disaster....just like we are seeing in Europe today. We must keep our foot on the throat of our government, if we expect to live in a world where we can flourish as a nation and a culture.

As for other nations, let them do what they want. They are responsible for their own successes. We need to stop allowing idiots to interject guilt into our national psyche, for being an exceptional nation.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I only have a quick rundown of some random thoughts, this week.

I did not see the game but from what I read, the Colts lost to the punk Rivers and his team because of turnovers. Peyton cannot keep throwing interceptions like this and expect to make the playoffs. But, who knows? Maybe they need to sit out a year to learn what it feels like.

The Bears held back the Eagles and their dog-killer QB. That's always fun to watch.

I am wondering if this may be Jeff Fisher's last year in Tennessee. He seems to have lost some control of this team. This Tennessee team doesn't seem to have much respect for him, and they sense ownership doesn't either. But with some big teams looking for good coaches at the end of this season, he'll land on his feet.

One team that looks real good right now is the Atlanta Falcons. With the Pats, they seem to be the most complete team out there, week after week. Offense, defense, balance between run and pass, special teams. They are doing it all, quietly, under the radar.

So, what did you all see?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quotable Quotes

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."

Father Kevin Keaney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

Every now and then during the holiday season, I get to see a good friend who I haven't seen in awhile.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Funnies

Ladies and gentlemen, weighing in at 95.5 pounds, here is the great Gladys "Leatherfist" Ormphby:

Now..... will someone please call these people an ambulance?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Wishes

Cue Up:

As uncertain as our futures may always be, we can still say undeniably and unequivocally that we have made it to another Thanksgiving. I say this because I know people who haven't.

Life is short, time eludes us. We can always make more money but can never regain time. It is our energy and our forces that make us tackle the things that come at us, as well as those that things that we cause ourselves. But if we are resilient beings and have weathered the storms we have been required to outlast, we still have life in our bodies, souls, and spirits..... and are still pressing onward towards whatever goals we have set.

Not everything has turned out rosy. There are some things that I wish I could change. And if it were in the power of my hands to do so, I would do so. But in the course of the human life cycle's maturation process, I have learned to not sweat the stuff I cannot control.

In turn it has led me to a more peaceful existence in this world. AND... it is the distinct hope that things will always make a turn for the better (at some point) that keeps me going.... even when I am feeling discouraged and defeated. The fight lives on, as long as I have breath in my body. There are no TKOs in life.

So I am very humbly grateful that I have another year on this earth to enjoy the smallest of things that life has to offer. And although I have endured a good many hardships along the way, I wouldn't trade my life for anyone else's in the world.

I was never a Marine, but I am an old soldier. Still...I have spent my life improvising, adapting, and overcoming. So far it has helped me to navigate this ship into every port I have set sail for. And I have few regrets.

This year, as you spend time with your loved ones (or just think about them because they are not near), remember... time waits for no one. It marches on and we must grab onto what we can hold of it... as it roars past. Do not let things that need to be said, stay unsaid. Say them, if you mean them, and say them with idea that it may be us or that someone we love.... who will not be here to say/hear them next year.

Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you for reading.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Quantitative Easing Explained

With a hat tip to Greg, here is a funny (but yet sad) little piece of instruction on the Fed. Be patient, almost all emotion has been drained from it; still, the information is still highly rich and enlightening:

What a way to get through to technoids, who live in a virtual world in their parents' basements.


Pats 31 - Colts 28

Give them credit for not giving up, give them credit for coming back in the end to make a game of it. But in the end, the Colts were outmanned and outgunned throughout most of the game. The Patriots pretty much dictated the pace.

Indy had lots of opportunities long before the last drive that culminated in a game winning interception. But they could not cash in on them and the defense could not stop the NE offense, until the end of the game. I think it was because the Pats defense was finally getting tired.

As has been the case for the last 3 weeks, the inexperience of the receiving corps was part of the Colts' problem on offense. Indy is best when they can make good catches, because their running game is dependent on those catches. Being able to spread the field opens up the running lanes. But early on, they could not establish much of either on a consistent basis, which made NE's job easier.

When the offense was finally starting to click, it was Manning who made the final grave error that cost them the game. Don't get me wrong, without Manning the Colts would be a two win team right now.....maybe one. But in the clutch moment of the game, I would have expected him to make better decisions, especially when there was little pressure and they were in FG range.

Oh well....they did exceed my predictions. So it my hope they can come back next week with some more confidence and beat the highly overrated Chargers..... and their punk quarterback.

I also must credit NE for playing up to their potential and not taking a banged up Indy team lightly. They did what they had to do, they did not look overconfident. They played with meaning and purpose........and they executed.

Skins 19 - Titans 16

I think Tennessee needs to reevaluate whether Young is the the QB of this team for the future, or not. It's not his performance or his ability to attract injuries. Injuries are one of those things that sometimes cannot be controlled.

It is his temperament and his immature attitude that is the primary cause of his downfall. There is too much talent on this team to be held hostage to one big baby, who has yet to do what it takes to earn respect.

Jets 30 - Texans 27

Either the Jets are the luckiest team in the league or the Texans are the unluckiest. Maybe it's both. NY finds ways to win in the last minutes after looking mediocre. Houston finds ways to blow it, after showing flashes of greatness.

In this case, I feel very sorry for David Schaub. He did all he could do to get them into a great position to win this one. It was the Texans' secondary that blew this one.

Packers 31 - Vikings 3

This is really it. It's official. Brett Favre was phenomenal last year, but he is now done. And so is Brad Childress.

Time for the Vikings to fire Childress and bench Favre. There isn't much to salvage for the season, but the rest of the team can get some quality work without having to deal with the sideshows.

I have been a fan of Brett's for years. He has been one of the greatest I have seen in my lifetime, and is destined for the Hall of Fame. But, it's time to go quietly into that good night.

Goodbye Brett, we knew you well. Go repair your marriage (if it's salvageable) and leave the football to the young guys. You will be hurting badly in your later years, as it is. You do not want to be crippled.

So, what did you all see?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

I have said it before, the only thing I like progressive is my rock. I like the lyrics deep and pensive, the music I like soothing and relaxing. First up is a deep cut from the late 60s, from way back in the rear of the vault:

This band was in the first wave of progressive bands. This is one of their many classics:


Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Funnies

I thought we needed a little relief from the world of politics and progressives screwing up the country. So here is a lady who I have never heard of... until just the other day.

Nothing funnier than a dysfunctional family stand-up routine.

I think.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rockefeller Wants Fox News And MSNBC Closed

I don't know why there are so many people who still cannot discern what is playing out right before their own faces. It is so obvious. It is so irrefutable. They even tell you straight up, what they are wanting to do.

Take a moment and listen to the statement recently made by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).

We have said it many times and we believe it. Progressives are not the most open minded people we will ever meet. They are not tolerant of opinions different than their own....and they do not want them communicated. They are not respectful of our right to disagree with them and their ideas. They are only proponents of free speech, when they are in the minority.

Additionally, we know and understand very clearly that progressive want control of everything they can get in our lives. They think it is good, but we think it is bad. So Rockefeller does only thing that he can do in this situation. He chooses to make known his preference to limit the choices of what a free market has to offer, because one of those choices presents opinions that differ with his own.

But to get rid of FOX, the plan appears to be sacrificing MSNBC under the illusion that they just want to eliminate two polarizing forces. I think any idiot can see that still leaves them NBC, ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, and PBS to control the distribution of information.

Now let me state emphatically, I may not like what MSNBC has to say. But I don't want it eliminated.

I think the market is proving to be an effective tool in assessing the most accurate sources in news and commentary. And in the final analysis, FOX has been able to attract more viewers than CNN, CNNHL, and MSNBC, combined. Facts are facts and there must be a reason for this.

Of course, we have learned some things over the years. We know from our vast experiences with illogical elitists that the masses are stupid.......and only "enlightened" intellectuals are capable of knowing what's best for people. Only they can know what is fair to all.

This is not unlike things we have witnessed in history. Communists (like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro) have historically shut down media outlets to suppress dissent and free speech. It may not be taught like this anymore, but this does not negate the fact that this is the objective and rationale behind it.

This is precisely why the 2012 election process must begin right now. We must keep this dynamic force moving. We must get this bunch of big government liberals back into the private sector... where the damage they do, can be absorbed by anyone foolish enough to hire them. And, we must start the onerous process of reversing the massive amount of damage already done by them.

To do this effectively, we must isolate the progressives. They are helping us, by picking Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to stay on as the faces of this movement. While it is true this will make our jobs easier, we cannot become complacent. We must push ahead and expose their ideas for what they are.

Unless we want to witness our nation crumbling into rubble, we have no other choice.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Where Is The Line?

Since 2001, I have heard many people ask a valid question that is on everyone's mind: When is enough, enough?

Watch this video through and let's think about this question a moment:

For years, I have heard liberals condemn the security measures implemented after 9/11. They got mad when people were profiled. They claimed abuse of TSA agents, back when scanners were the modern invasive tool of choice. And they voiced much displeasure when they learned the government was listening to conversations of people, dirty rotten scoundrels, who had known connections to terror groups overseas.

Please make a note that it is not the Bush Administration doing this stuff to people.

Please note that their precious Democratic Party leadership (like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and now Chuck Schumer) are all quiet....not saying a thing.

Please note that while we want the airlines to be safe and efficient, we know that it's also a slap to the faces of every law abiding citizen who wants to be treated with dignity and respect.

So, to answer my original question....the answer is yes.

I think we have now gone a mite bit too far.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Colts 23 - Bengals 17

Luck and some help from Carson Palmer, who had a knack for throwing INTs. Indy didn't exactly earn anything, it was one that fell into their laps.

The receiving corps is depleted, chemistry and timing is off, and I am starting to wonder if Pierre Garcon can even catch a ball. It is not anywhere near the same team and I seriously doubt anything good will come out of this season.

We may make the playoffs by the skin of our teeth, if we are lucky. But, this isn't the year for the Horse.

Dolphins 29 - Titans 17

Moss is not going to make or break this Tennessee team. They are going to have to win as a unit. As good as they can play and as bad as they have, they still have what it takes to make it to the playoffs.

It's all up to them, the talent is there. They just have to get Young healthy, back in sync, and get the rest of their players to step up a notch.

Pats 39 - Steelers 26

I didn't see the game, but it appears that NE has rebounded well from last week's loss to Cleveland. The Colts are getting their asses kicked next week.

So what did you all see?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

What a week this was. Each and every day was one of those days.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Funnies

Word has it that there is a new sitcom series being shopped around. So far, we have not been able to confirm the networks that are considering on bidding for it.

You can read all about it here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Good wishes and a big hearty thanks for all of the veterans who have served this great nation.

If you haven't read it already, Mustang has an excellent post for today's events.

Hissy Fits In Europe Will Soon Come Here

Recently, we watched the French take to the streets to protest the raising of the retirement age, from 60 to 62. Yesterday, we saw a British student protest turn ugly in London, over proposed tuition hikes.

Obviously, the big news topic of last evening's British TV news programming was the riot. Here is a lengthy clip from one of them. It includes a 37 year old student justifying the destructive actions taken by the out of control mob that invaded the Tory office building.

Notice how the interviewer tries to pin her down for the purpose of understanding why she thought the actions of the mob were justifiable?

She, like most leftists, do not want to answer perfectly valid questions. Instead, they want to question the validity of the question, in order to avoid answering it. They want to change the question, so they can hijack the narrative. It's not much different here in America, is it?

But let's set that aside and think about how Britain, France, and the rest of Europe are in these kinds of messes to begin with. Let's look at human nature as a microcosm of this situation.

Kids want. They will ask for any and every little thing under the sun, it's what they do best. Parents have the power to say yes or no. But when they opt for no, they must be prepared to explain why and stick to their reasoning behind it.

When kids do not get their way, many times they will act out in some way or another. It is at this point, where the parents can give in just to shut them up or dig deeper for the long term battle that will most certainly ensue.

If the parent makes a habit of giving in too much, there will come a time when there will be no control at all. The child will know that by starting a hissy fit, he/she will be able to control the situation and get whatever he/she wants.

Throw the concept of operant conditioning out the window at this point, because what we will now have is classical conditioning.

Even if the parent can afford to give the child every little thing the child's heart desires, this will not stop the child from wanting more. In addition to this, it makes the parent's job more difficult when it comes time to discipline for other things, not related to this scenario.

Let's say the parent wants to take away something away, as punishment.

Johnny, you have been bad. For this cause you lose your video games for the rest of the weekend. Anger will turn to rage, rage may even turn to destruction.

Or let's say either Mom or Dad has lost their jobs and some belt tightening must now take place temporarily. At this point, they cannot afford to keep buying Johnny these kinds of things he is used to getting (by simply requesting them). Expect a similar response.

To summarize this, what we have seen in France in recent weeks and yesterday in Britain is not much different than this analogy. France cannot sustain its retirement program as it is, so they must modify it. Britain cannot sustain the rising cost of education, so it must raise the fees. In turn, this provokes a hissy fit from those who feel entitled to continue receiving what they have thrown fits for in the past.

Now, let's bring this back to America for a moment.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to cut spending because his state has the third highest debt load in the nation. they cannot sustain at the current pace, as he explained in the recent video I posted. The spoiled kids of his state are used to getting what they want because the unions have pitched fits inn the past, and former governors have given in. So, he has a temper tantrum on his hands.

And to be fair about it, it's not just unions who are bucking his efforts. Listen to this short piece about someone in his state who doesn't want to be told no:

Get ready, America.

As we start making the tough decisions that will need to be made, instances like this in Europe are going to happen here. The children are out of control. Progressives have created a culture of entitlement, and no one will be allowed to make the tough choices without feeling the wrath of the spoiled brats.

Likewise, the situation described by the Governor will likely be played out in other areas of the nation. Other communities, like Parsippany, will need to tighten their belts a little and there will be greedy bastards who will think it doesn't apply to them. Instead of throwing a fit, they will sneak into their parents room at night and take the video game back out. They will make backroom, under the table deals like the one Mr. Christie has spoken about.

So....stay vigilant America. Now is not the time to rest. Keep the pressure on the newly elected officials and do not give in. When the answer is no, it means NO.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Handshakes And Hypocrisy

Isn't it utterly amazing that this is such an issue?

To begin with, we must ask ourselves why the President is visiting this sexist culture that makes such a big deal over a little handshake with the First Lady? It's not like he groped her.

See what you think:

Where is the liberal outrage at this? Why are feminists supporting a man who extols and praises Muslim theology, which is misogynist by its very nature? I would say, their silence is a very telling thing. It demonstrates a lack of principles, which is one major reason people are sick of leftists and their approach to governance.

The sad thing in all of this is, Indonesia is supposed to be one of the more MODERATE Muslim nations on the planet. All of this money spent to make a show for the world.... and all we have is this moment of hypocrisy to show for this feeble attempt at restoring what they believe to be credibility, and goodwill.

At very least, I hope they get a lousy T-Shirt for their efforts. Meanwhile, we get to pay the bill.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Marc, Brian, And The Fat Man

Everyone knows Marc Lamont Hill. He's a Columbia University professor and biased Fox news contributor, who recently said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could never be President because he is fat.

I say biased and I say Fox, because the liberal mainstream media says so. I know it's sarcasm.... I also contend that if they were so biased, why are they giving a voice to this guy?

But I digress.

I guess the real question we should ask is much more appropriate. And that is, why do leftists (like Hill) hate Christie so much that they would stoop to such low levels in their critiques?

I think one only need to listen to this short piece, to know why:

We all know and understand that Williams is an elitist snob of the nth degree..... if there ever was one. But as smart as he thinks he is, it is clear in this exchange that he is certainly no match for the Governor. In fact, Gov. Christie pretty much chewed and spit Anchorman Williams out.... right in front of his own friends.

It's really hard to understand why NBC chose to air that part of the interview, because he was made to look like the fool we all know him to be. And while it may be clearly true that Christie might never be President, it will most certainly not be because of his weight.

It will be because liberals fear a no-nonsense conservative who sticks to his/her principles, and does not care what others think of him (for doing so).

Monday, November 08, 2010


Eagles 26 - Colts 24

The Colts are so depleted on both sides of the ball, it's a wonder that this was not a blowout. Indy has many practice squad players suited up and therefore, mistakes are abound. Even at that, the Colts were in this game until the final seconds.

This shows that Philadelphia is really not that good of a team, despite the accolades the media sends to them on an almost weekly basis. The sport pundits' love affair with their dog-killer quarterback borders on sickening.

Browns 34 - Pats 14

I am in shock.

Just as I was ready to say that NE was the team to beat in the league, this happens. They still might be, but it makes the argument harder to prove to all of the rabid Steeler fans.... whose team has their own despicable and pathetic quarterback. I didn't see it, but it had to be bad if it was the Browns and it was by this much.

I swear that I could hear Greg cursing all the way in the Midwest.

Raiders 23 - Chiefs 20

The surprise team this year is Oakland. Every now and then they put together a team of renegade players who can gel together and play well enough to make the playoffs. The past couple of years, their defense has been playing pretty decent. But now, their offense is starting to score points.

The Chiefs seem to be sputtering and headed the other way. They started out 3-0, and have struggled against good teams since.

So, what did you all see?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

Boz Scaggs had some success in the 70s and early 80s, as a unique jazz artist. The first song is dedicated to Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who is costing the state millions of dollars because of her over inflated sense of self-importance and egotistical sense of entitlement:

Here is my favorite Boz Scaggs song:


Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Funnies

California deserves what it gets.

My birth state is so screwed up, I doubt it will ever get itself out of the abyss.

They elected a career government teat addict, Jerry Brown, again. And re-elected one of the worst examples of human flesh possible, for the millionth time.

Barbara Boxer is one of the most arrogant and ignorant leaders ever elected from the Golden State. But we have to laugh at her stupidity or we would cry.

Here is a parody of her recent meltdown with a highly decorated military leader:

Call Me Senator from RightChange on Vimeo.

First Sergeant Bastard Out.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Too Bad, So Sad

A dispirited and dejected President Obama spoke to the nation after the sweeping losses incurred by his party. Body language was consistent with someone resigned to disappointment. His head wasn't cocked very high like we are accustomed to seeing on a regular basis. If anything, he looked downward like a child who knew he had been caught being bad.

His words were that of a man who could not understand why things turned out the way they did. He said he felt "bad" about the results and referred to them as a "shellacking". Where he once boasted loudly and proudly that he and his fellow Democrats had won the election (and therefore he could do whatever he wanted), he was not haughty and arrogant with his oratory this time around.

Somehow, I am not inclined to believe that this is the end of his relentless pursuit, of the progressive agenda, nor am I willing to believe that he is the least bit contrite. But just in case he is, I have a few words for him (and the Democrats who walked the Pelosi and Reid lines, over the past two years):

We tried to tell you every way we could, but you didn't listen. You didn't WANT to listen.

You wanted to impose YOUR will on us, because you thought you had a mandate to do whatever you wanted. You did not think you were touchable and you acted in a way that made your constituents feel like dirt beneath your feet.

So save the damned crocodile tears for someone who believes your act, I don't believe they are the least bit real. If it were up to me, you would be exiled to some island off of the coast of northern Canada.

Meanwhile, IHTM has a list of what they believe to be the vulnerable Senate Democrats the next time around. Here are few names that could be in trouble, if they refuse to listen to their constituents:

Bill Nelson-FL
Debbie Stabenow-MI
Claire McCaskill-MO
Jon Tester-MT
Ben Nelson-NE
Sherrod Brown-OH
Herb Kohl-WI
Jim Webb-VA
Bob Mendendez-NJ

These are nine Dems who could be in serious trouble in 2012, if they do not get their act together quickly.

In addition to these sorry excuses, there some Republicans who are ripe for a challenge from a TEA Party challenger in the primaries:

Richard Lugar-IN
Olympia Snowe-ME
Bob Corker-TN
John Ensign-NV suggestion to all of these (and the rest) is simple:

Get with the program and fix this mess you have helped create, or YOU will be fired next.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


The voters have spoken. Yesterday they had a message, and that message said STOP. Be it known, the rejection of the Obama, Reid, and Pelosi agenda is now the order of the day.

And although the Dems will retain the Senate, we can state clearly today, the GOP has more influence over the Blue Dog Democrats and the TEA Party has more influence over the RINOs. 2012 is just around the corner. So it would be a wise decision for these Senators who are up for re-election in states like Missouri, North Dakota, Montana, Florida, and others, to get with the program now..... or face certain rejection in their next bid for re-election.

Time to read the bills and carefully consider the wishes of the people they are representing, before they cast their votes.

So Washington, can you hear the astroturf now?

Monday, November 01, 2010


This is it. We've written and spoken our hearts out. But now it's time for the lights to go up and time to act.

Remember November: The Final Act from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.

Please do not fail to cast your vote for freedom and liberty.

Remember, this will not be a panacea of any kind, it will not be a magic fix. But it will begin what promises to be a difficult, yet not an impossible task of taking back this nation from those who wish to destroy it.

It is the Final Act in this play, but casting and rehearsals for the next one begin soon.

Watch for it.

Losing The Government High Life

It's about time that someone lost their right to serve up the Government High Life:

Government High Life from RightChange on Vimeo.

Personally, I would have run all of them out and taken a flamethrower to the place. But hey, whatever works is fine with me.


I saw only bits of the Jets-Packers game, which GB won 9-0. It just goes to show what I have been saying about the Jets. They have an awesome defense, but their offense is still suspect.

I think Wade Phillips is a goner. The Cowboys continue to make their case for the worst team in the NFL.

A big sigh for Rocket's Skins and AC's Titans. I cannot believe they lost to the teams they lost to. And what about Oakland? Will they be the dark horse team of the season? They keep scoring points like they are on that mission.

The Pats keep winning, they get another easy game next week. Then, it's the Steelers and the Colts. And who knows what the hell the Colts will do tonight? I know I will be fast asleep when it goes down.

So, what did you all see?

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Glenn Beck started this mess. Not that he did a bad thing, mind you. He just started it....that's all there is to it.

He had the audacity to call together a rally that drew what many people believe to be a half million people. He did it at the same place Ed Schultz drew a third of that, and today, where Colbert and Stewart drew half. He inspired the two weaker sequels not because he's angry or talented, but because he brought a simple message.

It was a message about true restoration. But before we think about that, let's look at the chronology a little.

Beck's rally was an action. But in another way, it was a reaction. He was reacting to the errant direction he thinks the world (and particularly this nation) is headed. He knew that many shared his same worldview.... and at the same time, he wanted to make sure that restoring honor was at the forefront of our motives, as we carefully and thoughtfully choose our destiny.

Schultz's rally was an angry reaction to Beck's action (as a reaction).

You see, Beck makes Ed mad. Ed likes to get mad because Beck says things that are verifiable. He also likes to get mad because he's a bully....and an an idiot too. So his motive was to bring in angry people (like himself) to make a weak and feeble attempt at shouting down Beck's peaceful message.

Colbert/Stewart was a show.

I know it it was supposed to be a production that was promoted as some weak and feeble attempt to restore sanity. But in the end, it was nothing more than a concert. It was a day of political comedy and music from those who carry a left wing perspective of the world like Schultz.... but they wanted it done in a party atmosphere.

I am not so sure the objective was met in this instance either. But I do know it wasn't really sane when you analyze it.... and the some of signage bears this out.

Have you got my point yet?

Action + reaction + reaction = Truth in communication + angry response + theatrical mockery.

I call Beck's rally "truth in communication" because I found nothing untrue about the words he spoke. He spoke of a restoration of the individual first and foremost. His message was not political, it was spiritual. It was not doctrinal or theological, it was personal. It was about transforming one's life back to the Almighty in a positive way, however we chose to do it, regardless of how each us believes in Him doctrinally.

He said that in order to transform the nation back to the way we strongly believed it should be, we must first make sure our own house was in order. We should know that real sanity, real peace, and real stability comes from a large amount of people, trying to do the right thing in their daily lives....on a daily basis. And if this was going to happen, we as a nation could make real and lasting change (based on truth and logic) happen.

The other two rallies were not based on the same foundation, nor were they as successful. Sure, they both drew a crowd and both had their own messages....but the aftermath is where we must draw our measurement.

The foundational principle of Beck's rally was firm enough for for individuals to come of their own free will and volition. It was announced. Then.... spontaneously, the people paid their own way and showed up. Schultz's foundation was based on "jealousy and envy". He thought he could pack more people in than Beck with his message of intolerance and hatred, so the unions helped him out by busing people in. In Colbert/Stewart, they wanted to promote their shows. Huffington and other groups bused people in in another effort to outdo beck's crowd.

The aftermath of the Beck gathering showed no trash left behind on the mall. Schultz's group, the ones that claim superiority on all things environmental, left much. I have yet to see the pictures of the mall after yesterday's gathering, but I bet it was not nearly as clean, as after Beck's.

More than anything at all, we must measure the outcome of all three groups. It cannot be seen in one day, one month, or maybe even in a year. But it will take a lifetime of evaluation and re-evaluation.

It will not come for the outside, nor will it come from election results. It will come from individuals and from the way they live their individual lives. It will be an ongoing process that will never end.... until the individual dies. Because this is how life is, it is an ever changing dynamic force that defines who we are, and what mark we leave on this world.

I know who I am, I knew it long before Beck had his rally. But others may not have started the process to learn who they are, before then. That is up to them to decide.

The mark I will leave on this earth has not been completed yet. I am still creating it. The hope is that those who can now find themselves can now restore themselves, to a sense of meaning and purpose they may have once had....or thought they had.

If we can do this on a large scale, we will need no more rallies to point us in that direction. As a result, there will be no need for counter rallies to subvert the cause(s) of the first.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Blast From the Past

Time for the annual Halloween music post.

You know the dead are going to be busy in the next few days. It is certain that they will not get their usual rest.

First, they must rise from their graves to spook the "trick or treaters" on Sunday night. Then, they must rise back up on Tuesday to vote.

Here is a salute to those pesky dead people:

And what's Halloween without a few monsters?

No Halloween music post would be complete without an Alice Cooper song to irritate Mustang. This one was from The Muppet Show:


Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Funnies

Ever try to help someone and have that person never leave you alone, afterward? Ever have a guest that wouldn't leave?

Here's a story that contains a lesson that should have been taught years ago:

In some way, it's like being in the twilight zone.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What A Tangled Web We Weave...

....when we first practice to deceive.

We know that almost all politicians are deceitful when they campaign. Call it exaggeration, embellishment, speaking a half-truth, or outright lying, it makes no difference. If there is a willful intention to deceive people in anyway, it's a lie......period.

Take this situation with the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida, for instance. She was caught red-handed getting a text message from someone in her campaign, which was a deliberate and  blatant violation of the debate rules. She was called out on it and now she is lying to cover up the act:


Once again, the trained eye can spot a liar a mile away. Watch her body language, listen to her uneasy verbal communication, and realize that she is giving stark clues as to just how utterly untruthful she is being in the midst of this self-made crisis. 

Now by contrast, here is a guy who is telling the truth:

I bet he wishes this tape didn't exist.

I say this because he is once again trying to BS the people of California into electing him governor of that state.

He said it then, I believed him then. But what about now?

Alex Sinks is lying to get elected in Florida and Jerry Brown is lying to get elected in California. Are the people from those states comfortable voting for people who are brazen enough to keep lying despite being caught red-handed?

How about you?

Will you believe a Democrat who says they will not automatically come down on the side of Pelosi and Reid? With examples like them, is it any wonder why we end up with a culture that demonstrates a need for interviews like this?

Any wonder at all?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Say Goodbye To Mr. And Ms. Democrat.

Time to bid Mr. and Ms. Democrat an enthusiastic, "PACK YOUR BAGS....and GO!!!!!"

Mr. Democrat - Pelosi will Rule You from RightChange on Vimeo.

Why anyone would believe there is such a thing as a Blue Dog Democrat after watching this past two year session of Congress, is way beyond me. Nearly every last one of them marched in lock-step with Reid and Pelosi on almost every last issue. There was no independent streak in any of them, they all sold their souls to the highest bidders.

If you are an independent minded voter and are not the least bit pleased with the direction this country is headed, you know what you must do next week. You must vote the Democrats out of power. If you are apprehensive about this in anyway, remember this: If the GOP does not do what we are asking them to do, we can vote them out in the next election at the primary level and they can do NO worse than this bunch has.

The Progressive agenda is saturated with failure. It cannot work, for it is not based on any sound logic. there are no more old-time Democrats that love this country anymore. They have left the party and are now independents or Republican. This is NOT your daddy's Democratic party anymore.

Therefore, we must be aware of these Democrats who are saying they reject the Obama agenda. We must not let them manipulate their way back into office, simply by saying they do not support the current path. Once they are sworn in, they WILL continue the same destructive patterns and the damage they do will be irreparable.

Vote smart, people. It's our only hope of getting this nation back on track.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vote For Liberty

This is the homestretch. One week.

It's time to really get the word out so the inept and desperate Dems cannot once again snow the people. Do not forget to vote for the people who believe in empowering the individual citizen, and who will come down on the side of liberty on the issues that perplex us.

If one of these people is on the ballot in your precinct, why the hell would you even entertain the idea of voting to re-elect any of them?

They are the the poorest examples of anything that you may ever see with your own eyes, in your entire lifetime.

On the other hand, they may not be. This may just be the beginning of the downfall of the American nation.

It's up to knowledgeable and responsible people everywhere to either accept or reject, their pathological arrogance and deceit. It's up to the voters to vote for the best choices and to monitor their see if they stay on the course that the American people expect to be on.

This struggle does not end on November 2.

It's just beginning.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Colts were off this week. So, nothing to report there except that Dallas Clark is out for the season. We have problems at WR due to injuries and at punter due to excessive intake of liquor.

Got to see most of the Patriots and Chargers. NE almost let it slip away in the end, but held on to set SD back to a 2-5 record. Greg will disagree with me, but I still say Rivers is the most overrated QB ion the NFL. What good is throwing the ball for a million yards per game and still losing.

Rocket's Skins squeaked out one against the Bears and AC's Titans thrashed the Eagles. But the big screwing came at the hands of the refs in the Steelers-Dolphins game. They handed that game to Pittsburgh due to their blatant incompetence. I think the NFL ought to fine the hell out any officiating team that screws up this badly. When they are calling games at this level, they have no business watching the game with your head in their backsides.

And what about the multiple personality Oakland Raiders? They lose to SF (their only win) and come out this week and blast the Broncos. You just never know in this league.

So....what did you guys see?