“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Greetings once more from the Primary West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic Four Wheel Drive Fossil Fuel Burning Vehicles With Gun Racks And Off Road Tires.

FLEXIBILITY:

Here is a list of definitions from Webster’s New world Dictionary for the word FLEXIBILITY:

    1) Able to bend without breaking
    2) Pliant
    3) Adjustable to change
    4) Easily influenced

I think most of us can buy pretty much all of those definitions and can apply each meaning in everyday circumstances.

HOWEVER, Republican Politicians have given a whole new slant on this word. I am speaking particularly of Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC). Both of these U.S. Republican Senators upon hearing of the possibility of Barack Hussein Obama making an appointment of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of Secretary Of State came out with strong opposition to this appointment and both vowed to block this appointment. For a couple of days I was worried due to the fact that both of these varmints appeared about to do the right thing and even more surprising were going to do something with which I agreed.

Then a few days later I read an article and heard a couple of reports on the radio that both McCain and Graham were changing their views on their initial stance and could possibly be persuaded to back Rice’s appointment. This did not surprise me in the least as I don’t have much faith….no, let me make that ANY faith in anything either of these two mutts say.

But in good McCain/Graham fashion after a private meeting with Rice both of these two towers of strength are back to their original position of attempting to block Rice’s appointment. But I am not the least bit concerned as these two Paragons of Flexibility will probably change their position on this matter several more times. But regardless of what they finally do, they are both a pair of phonies who need to be replaced in the U.S. Senate.

Now here is a little observation which should give professional politicians from BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES to exhibit their powers of FLEXIBILITY.

We all know that Barack Hussein Obama with plenty of backing from Democrat/Progressive/Moderate/Socialist HACKS, is in favor of “Allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to expire”. And in addition, the world’s most articulate and intelligent human has PROMISED US ALL that ONLY those Americans making over $250,000 per year would see any tax rate increases. (Of course we all know this is pure bovine excrement or bullshit for those of you residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco) Ah, but our valiant so called CONSERVATIVE Republican professional politicians tell us that they are NOT ever going to go for ANY INCREASE IN INCOME TAXES FOR ANYONE.

Then when we start listening to these elected professional politicians, we learn that while the Republican politicians will not go for an increase in tax rates for anyone, they have come up with some really creative plans which will leave the rates as they are now, or possibly reduce the rates in some areas. But when we really listen closely to these vermin we hear them say that they would go for “Closing Some Of The Loopholes” in the tax code. One of these so called “Loopholes” I have heard mentioned is the deduction for HOME INTEREST. BOY! That home interest is sure some loophole. It seems to me that the Home Interest deduction has been around for a good while and I personally never viewed it as a Loophole.

But in the long run, whether the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists get their way OR the Mainstream Republicans/Moderates get their way, WE ARE ALL GOING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN OUR FEDERAL INCOME TAXES.

SO, for my money the longer we go on, the closer the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist Party and the Mainstream Republican/Moderate Party seem to be in almost every single issue.

And before I forget it, the weaker and more FLEXIBLE Republican House Speaker John Boehner is appearing. I have never been a big fan of Boehner and the closer I look at him, the less use I have for him.

So, FLEXIBILITY, COMPROMISE, and CONSENSUS are becoming identical in their use and meaning. So forget what is right or wrong and just go with what appears to be the easy way out.

MISCELLANEOUS:

I have about had enough of the views of WARREN BUFFETT. I heard one report a few days ago that Warren Buffett, who doesn’t believe he pays enough income tax, has a total worth of $44,000,000,000 (For those of you living in the Freedom Loving Worker’s Province of Detroit, that would be FORTY BILLION DOLLARS). The report said that if the Federal Government were to seize ALL of Warren Buffett’s wealth that it would pay for operation of the Federal Government for FOUR DAYS.

I also heard with great glee that Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. had resigned his post for so called “HEALTH” reasons. I am sure that Jesse Jr. being under suspicion and one report said indictment for Misuse of Campaign Contributions, had nothing to do with the resignation. Wonder when he is set for trial? I am sure that Attorney General Eric Holder will not rest until Jackson Jr. is behind bars.

While I do agree with Glenn Beck on some issues, I think he gets a bit carried away on occasion, particularly on his morning radio show. I tune in to his show for a few minutes during one of my morning runs and last week I was listening to him and Beck made a statement that he refused to watch the annually shown movie “A Christmas Story” due to the fact that the message the movie sent was one which showed what a loser the father was in the story. Funny, but since I was a kid during those years and went through almost every single trial experienced by Ralphie and his friends in that movie, I find it a nice story. I also had to face the classical “Mom’s Block” when I wanted a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. That age old block was, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Of course, like Ralphie in the story I listened to “Little Orphan Annie” and additionally “The Green Hornet”; “The Lone Ranger”; “Sky King”; “Smilin’ Ed’s Gang”; “Superman” and many other adventure radio programs and lived my life around those afternoon and Saturday morning shows. I found “A Christmas Story” was not really trying to send any great message of social significance but only one of entertainment value for many of us in our 70′s. I was a bit surprised and disappointed with Beck’s views on this movie and if this is an example of his powers of deduction, then I probably will not bother listening to him again. Everything is not a Communist Plot. And keep in mind that at every possible opportunity, Beck continues to remind us of what a real tower of honesty and integrity certain deceased civil rights leaders were. Just talk to some retired F.B.I. Agents who were involved closely in the investigation of many of these leaders and their organizations.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, John Henley, Don Weaver – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (95) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – VA – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, – CA – Keith Chambers – CO – Meryl Coleman – OR – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA

{GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt (Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English; SSgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt – USMC} – {Kenneth Thomas -USCG} { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin; 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF} – { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG} – {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), Matt Baker- US NAVY} – {Ethan English, Russell Brown, Tim Supko (USNA ’74) – US NAVAL ACADEMY} – {Bud Barnett – USNA ’74} – (SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES} – {SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, SFC William Todd – US ARMY} – {All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military, “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families}

John Mallory – DEA – Jason King (Instructor Afghanistan), Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“Maybe Socialism has infiltrated college football. The touchback rule is the only time a team is awarded something for doing nothing. The defending team is actually given twenty yards for refusing to play.”… DARRELL K. ROYAL

“Its soul, its climate, its equality, liberty, laws, people, and manners. My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of and which no other people on earth enjoy!”… THOMAS JEFFERSON

“The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame.”… THEODORE ROOSEVELT

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”….. PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chairperson), Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Claire McCaskill, Gary Johnson, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Kathleen Sibelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, Al Gore, COLIN POWELL , Michael Moore, John Boehner, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham

Juan Williams (FOX News), Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC), Morgan Freeman, Michael Steele (MSNBC), ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, UNITED NATIONS, Bob Beckel (FOX News), Geraldo Rivera (FOX News), Bill O’Reilly (FOX News), Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Dan Rather, NBC, Rachael Maddow (NBC,MSNBC), Al Sharpton (MSNBC), MSNBC, David Gregory (NBC), Alan Colmes (FOX News), Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Tom Brokaw (NBC), Ellis Henican (FOX News), Freedom From Religion Foundation, Planned Parenthood, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, Martha Raddatz, Candy Crowley, Mark Lamont Hill PH.D (FOX News), Anderson Cooper (CNN), Sheppard Smith(FOX News), PETA, CAIR

ADDITIONAL STUFF:

OK. Here’s a surprise. “France To Recognize Palestinian State”. Apparently the timing of this announcement was aimed at swaying other European nations. The vote in the U.N. is said to be coming up this week. One must wonder if perhaps Hamas threatened France. Perhaps Hamas told the French Government that if they did not support a Palestinian State that they would tell the Germans. But I could be wrong. Anyway, why should any of us depend on France to do what is right?
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An article in this morning’s (Sub) Standard Times informed us that Yasser Arafat’s grave was dug up for a probe into the cause of his death. Gosh! You don’t suppose he was assassinated do you? I sure couldn’t live with that thought.

What really puzzles me is why he was allowed to exist as long as he did? I am convinced that the Israelis kept him alive. As long as he was the leader of the Palestinians, the Israelis could do pretty much as they pleased and no one really gave a damn. That is the kind of opposition leader you want. One that the world hates.
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Over the Thanksgiving week end my wife and I took two South Korean students to the San Marcos Outlet Shopping Malls. The ladies shopped while I searched for parking places and pretty much stayed with my truck and read and listened to football games. They all had a big time and we did eat rather well at local restaurants. Finding a parking place at those malls was like herding cats. Every single pedestrian in the mall had their heads squarely up their backsides and I am pretty well convinced that I was the only driver in the area with a valid license. I believe that negotiating around the San Marcos Malls on Black Friday and even Blacker Saturday would be excellent training for Navy SEALs.
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Last Sunday while in a checkout line at a local super market I was behind a woman who spoke very little English. She purchased several items and had what appeared to be one of those cards they issue now instead of food stamps. I can’t remember what name they are called. But she swiped the card through the machine. The clerk had her do it again. Now I have never used one of those cards but I imagine they are like a regular credit or debit card in the fact that the magnetic strip MUST be on the bottom for the machine to read it. I also believe that it must be facing a certain direction to be read. Anyway, this woman didn’t have a clue so the clerk came around and swiped the card for her.

Then came the hard part. She had to ENTER her 4 digit PIN Number. She was able to enter the 4 numbers but pressing the ENTER button escaped her. So this nice young lady clerk came around again and had her do it again and point out that she also had to hit ENTER. OK, this was finally accomplished. Then I saw something I had never witnessed. The clerk asked the woman if she wanted any CASH BACK which they lady wanted $20 and acted surprised about it. She got her $20 and then got her groceries and left.

A) I did not know you could get cash back on one of those cards.
B) I have watched people buy a bunch of stuff on those cards and leave out one door then re-bag a bunch of stuff and take it back in another door and redeem cash.

Once again, I did not get a close look at this card but if this is the norm, then it is small wonder that the Federal Government (TAXPAYERS) are getting ripped off due to mismanagement of this program. But it is like most other government programs in the fact that it is designed by incompetents and policed by incompetents.
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Last night I was watching one of my all time favorite Western Movies: “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. I have seen this movie a bunch of times and still enjoy watching it. Of course, Chief Dan George steals the show just as he does in every role in which I have seen him. Anyway, near the end of the movie when Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) is meeting with the Comanche Chief, Ten Bears (Will Sampson) and they are having a conversation about life or death for the Texas settlers, Chief Ten Bears makes a statement which I thought was appropriate for the movie; I thought it was probably appropriate for the times in which this story depicted; and I damn sure think it is an accurate description of our present times. Here is the statement:

“It is sad that Governments are Chiefed by the DOUBLE TONGUES”.

That accurately describes our present band of professional political vermin who do not have the interest of the American people in mind. They are out for themselves and their own personal gains and interests AND ARE OPERATING AT OUR EXPENSE.

It is past time for many of them to be replaced and in the 2014 elections if some genuine conservatives do not take control of the House AND Senate then I fear we are in for the hardest time in our lives.

God bless all of you.

JEM

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