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?