“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard Feynman (1918-1988) American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1965)
Hello once again from The Association Of Jingoistic Bullies Of West Texas.
This morning I attended the funeral service for Jean Wallman, who was the wife of one of my good friends Bob Wallman. It was a very nice service with some really pretty music. I have known the Wallmans for close to nine years. Bob, of course is one of my good friends and coffee drinking buddy. And he is also on our prayer list. I have told you a bit about his volunteer work for various local outlets. But this morning I realized that Jean’s last injury, a broken hip, occurred while she was doing volunteer work at one of our local hospitals. I knew that she and Bob had met when they were both serving their country in the United States Air Force when they were married in 1957.
This was a service in which there was a slide presentation with music showing Jean Wallman at various stages in her life. I have come to really like those presentations at a person’s last service. Of course many of the slides showed Jean and her family at various ages. Of course my friend Bob after the service was seated in the front row where the family were all receiving the wishes of the congregation as they passed down the line. And Bob Wallman, being the real gentleman I have always found him to be stood up whenever one of the wishers was a lady. He also stood up for his closest friends and I did receive that honor. Keep in mind that this man has real problems standing and walking but he is such a gentleman that he still stands for ladies and close friends.
I have seen a lot of tough guys in my life but Bob Wallman is my idea of a really tough guy. He never stops to think of himself but always thinks of his friends and family. When he found out that I was sending stuff to Iraq and Afghanistan to our men and women in the military he began saving magazines and giving them to me each month to send overseas. He has also donated some other really good quality stuff.
In this morning’s service one of the presenters said the while in the nursing home facility Jean referred to the folks who were in charge of her physical therapy as “The Torturers” but it was in good fun. Jean had been a Registered Nurse and after her military service graduated with Highest Honors from Arkansas Tech University in 1984. And like her husband she was really service oriented donating time to various church groups; the Girl Scouts of America; and the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as an officer in that organization in several different locations. All in all she was quite a dedicated and busy lady. Even as a patient at the nursing facility she held court on many days for many of the employees of that facility passing along her experience in the nursing field. All in all quite a lady. She was 78 at the time of her passing.
Down through the years I had always thought of a debate as discussing different views on a particular subject. In Webster’s Dictionary the word DEBATE is defined as: to discuss reasons for and against something; to take part in a discussion/debate with a person or about a question; a discussion of opposing reasons; a formal contest of skill in REASONED argument. All of these I can accept.
BUT what I cannot accept is Sean Hannity telling us that he is getting ready to DEBATE a guest on his show who is invariably a left wing zealot and there is precious little debate occurring. Or he or some other FOX News employee will tell us that in a few moments we will be able to view the DEBATE which will involve perhaps two conservative contributors DEBATING two liberal contributors and the host always tells us that “YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THE DEBATE”. What they are calling a debate is basically two or more people talking over each other and screaming with perhaps the host, O’Reilly or Hannity, butting in on a more than regular basis so that the listener/viewer is really unable to hear a thought or even realize what has been said/shouted.
Now I will continue to watch FOX News over CNN; MSNBC; CNBC; ABC; CBS; or NBC. But I have begun to pretty much turn the volume DOWN when it is nothing but a shouting match. And of course if you happen to be a guest on the O’Reilly Factor you must subject yourself to the ever increasing irritating arrogance of Bill O’Reilly.
Something else I have noticed on many of these so called news analysis programs is that normally the host AND their guests spend a great deal of time in promoting their own books. I find it somewhat difficult to believe that all of their books contain parts which are germane to almost any subject being discussed.
The bottom line is that many of these people have become enamored with their own fame and their arrogance is approaching that of Barack Hussein Obama. And since we are on the subject of Barack Hussein Obama, on occasion, Bill O’Reilly will make a statement which almost sounds as if he does not agree with the world’s most articulate and intelligent human BUT when a guest has a negative comment about Obama, O’Reilly jumps to his defense. I think O’Reilly is more than likely more conservative than he lets on but he spends way too much time trying to convince us all that he is a true INDEPENDENT VOTER.
Speaking of INDEPENDENT VOTERS, one of the pollsters did a poll where the question was who these INDEPENDENT VOTERS would vote for in a Presidential election— Sarah Palin or Charlie Sheen. The results were 49% would vote for Charlie Sheen while only 37% would vote for Sarah Palin.
Now I don’t want anyone to think for a second that I believe Sarah Palin would be the best candidate for President, BUT Charlie Sheen would be marginally qualified to put paper advertising slips under windshield wipers at a Wal-Mart parking lot. And anyone who would vote for Charlie Sheen has a school zone speed limit IQ (which is either generally 15 or 20).
Of course I have little or no use for these pollsters but if this is any indication of the intelligence of the sought after independent voters then someone has been wasting a bunch of time on these bozos. AND that opinion is not open for DEBATE.
For the past week or so we have been subjected to the reports of the NO FLY ZONE over Libya and that this is supported by practically every country other than Elbonia. Of course the Russians are now against this alleged Coalition of U.N. member countries and I believe that China has also voiced a bit of displeasure BUT the Arab League is for it and that sure is good enough for me…………..NOT.
Do not think for one second that I am a supporter of Colonel Moammar/Muammar Qadaffi/Gadaffi (your choice). As a matter of fact I thought that when the missile attack under President Reagan did not kill the mutt that perhaps a team of trained CIA operatives should have been sent to shoot him in the head. He is 100% turd from the word go. But spare me the fairy tale that we are stepping in militarily because we care about Libyan civilians. Personally I don’t give a damn about Libya; Qadaffi; Libyans; their pets; their camels; their goats, or anything else and I strongly imagine that most of our elected officials could care less about them. No, this is a chance for Obama to show the “World Community” that we are on board for damn near any stupid plan they might hatch in the future.
Does anyone remember when George Bush advocated going into Afghanistan and Iraq? Seems to me as if we had many more nations on board than does this new Coalition headed by France. And almost daily he was being criticized for “Going It Alone”. And taking a back seat to France approaches lunacy.
Of course this new Coalition is allegedly limited to air support, for the so called rebels, by enforcing the No Fly Zone over Libya. But this morning I heard one of the top military people say that Libya actually didn’t have any planes which could fly and damn few helicopters which could be of any use. The report was that most of the damage being done by the regular Libyan Army was with tanks and heavy artillery……….. perhaps we could re-name it to a No Drive Zone; or a No Shoot Zone; or a No Run Zone; or a No Walk Zone; or a No Sneak Zone. Even some of the idiot Democrats/Liberals/Socialists/Progressives think this Coalition move borders on stupidity.
One last point on the Coalition of the lame is that none other than Bill O’Reilly on his program the other evening was defending Barack Obama (what a surprise) when Obama was being criticized by Varmint Congressman Dennis Kucinich for not bringing this matter up before Congress and getting their blessings. O’Reilly made the statement that when George Bush went into Afghanistan and Iraq that he did not bring the matter up before Congress. But as surprising as this may seem, the world’s second smartest individual, was wr – - -; mista- – -; in err – -;…….. full of shit and to make matters worse, the guest he made this statement to was Carl Rove who IMMEDIATELY made Mr. O’Reilly aware of his errors.
But O’Reilly being such a big man at the end of the segment did apologize for his mistake which is more than I can say for the world’s most articulate and intelligent human. But O’Reilly was caught dead to rights and couldn’t do anything else. Who says there is no Santa Claus?
Where do I start? Earlier this week in the (Sub) Standard Times there was an article entitled: 2 Bush Officials In Running To Be Next Head of FBI. The two men mentioned are: James Comey and Kenneth Wainstein. The article pointed out that Comey became a hero to Democrats who opposed President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping when Comey refused to reauthorize it. Comey also opposed tough interrogation tactics against suspected terrorists. Others in the running are some of the usual suspects including Jamie Gorelick. Remember her as a member of the 9/11 Commission. Also remember that she was one if the instigators of the Federal Law Enforcement agencies NOT sharing information with other Federal Law Enforcement agencies. Sounds like she would be a typical choice for an administration which apparently prides itself of stupid appointments.
Stupid appointments you say? Why Jim how can you say that?
OK. Eric Holder; Janet Napolitano; Kathleen Sebelius; Timothy Geithner; Rahm Emanuel; Robert Gibbs; David Axelrod……… Need I go on?
What is really unfortunate is that many good FBI Agents will be subjected to the whims of someone who has no clue as to what is necessary to insure that the FBI Agents have the tools necessary to successfully do their jobs. Not the least of which is being required to deal with a Justice Department who has a complete buffoon at the helm. But then that could be said for almost every branch of the federal government. We have already seen how the stupidity at the wheel of the Homeland Security Department has actually cost lives.
Just keep all of these things in mind when the next election comes up. Remember the Republicans as well as the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists who vote for confirmation of these varmints.
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil -NM; Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz – TX; Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) – IL; Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Joe P. Hunt, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Harold Smith, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL; Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK; Therese Skaggs – NE; Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD; Sharon Fields – AZ; Susan O’Brien, Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy – CA; Meryl Coleman – OR; GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, Cpl. Brandon Robinson, 2nd Lt. Michael Rice, GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler, SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips – USMC; Kenneth Thomas -USCG; SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown – USAF; Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG; Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – US NAVY; Levi English, Ethan English, Russell Brown – US NAVAL ACADEMY; 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, Nicholas Fiore – US ARMY; Eric Aubin -CANADIAN ARMY; John Mallory – DEA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; Gary and Cindy Hogman; Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families. All of the men and women currently serving in the United States Military; “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families.
“The vocabulary of the political left is fascinating. For example, it is considered MATERIALISTIC and GREEDY to want to keep what you have earned. But it is IDEALISTIC to want to take away what someone else has earned and spend it for your own political benefit or to feel good about yourself.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“The Obama administration seems to be following what might be called the ‘Detroit Pattern’—increasing taxes, harassing businesses, and pandering to unions. In the short run, it got mayors re-elected. In the long run, it reduced Detroit from a thriving city to an economic disaster area, whose population was cut in half, as its most productive citizens fled.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“Whoever said, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”… DOUGLAS MAC ARTHUR
“To preserve liberty, it essential that the whole body of the people always posses arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”… RICHARD HENRY LEE – 1788
“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
President Barack Hussein Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Diane Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Maxine Waters; Barney Frank; Eddie Bernice Johnson-TX; Chris Dodd; Arlen Specter; AG Eric Holder; Olympia Snowe – R; Henry Waxman; Vice President Joseph Biden; Sheila Jackson Lee-TX; JIMMY CARTER(he is all capital letters as a varmint President and former President); George Soros; Keith Olbermann CURRENT TV; Rachel Maddow (MSNBC); Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano; Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Ezekiel Emanuel; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome; Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa; Mayor Edwin Lee (SF); Governor Jerry Brown; Bill Richardson; Chuck Schumer; Anthony Weiner; Ray Nagin; Richard Durbin; John Kerry; Hillary Clinton; BILL CLINTON ( same as Carter); Robert Gibbs; Patrick Leahy; Bobby Rush; Colin Powell (RINO); DOUBLE PHONY SOCIALIST LYING WANNABE REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton; Richard Lugar -R; Lindsey Graham – R; Jay Rockefeller; Max Baucus; Susan Estrich; Al Gore; Charles Rangel; John Conyers; Steny Hoyer; Al Franken; Susan Collins -R: Edward Markey; Dennis Kucinich; Alcee Hastings; Bart Stupak; David Axelrod; Hank Johnson; Cokie Roberts; Katy Couric; Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS); Whoopi Goldberg (The View); Joy Behar (The View); Bill Maher (HBO); Michelle Obama; Governor David Paterson; Michael Moore; Danny Glover; Sean Penn; Geraldo Rivera (FOX News); Mara Liasson (NPR); Larry King (CNN-Ret.); Ted Turner; Oprah Winfrey; John Edwards; Tom Hanks; Harry Belafonte; Willie Nelson; Charlie Crist; John McCain – R; ACLU; United Nations; ACORN; CODE PINK; LULAC; LA RAZA; AARP; NY TIMES; LA TIMES; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SEIU; Southern Poverty Law Center; MOVEON.ORG; AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL; CAIR; NOW; John Testor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Michael Blumenthal; Newt Gingrich -R; Shepard Smith (FOX News); Bill O’Reilly (FOX News); EPA; Center For Biological Diversity; PETA; Bill O’Reilly (FOX News); Jane Fonda; Kanye West; Alan Simpson; Cindy Williams (CB0)-[Thinks our military is OVERPAID]; Charles Barkley; Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik; James Clyburn(D-SC); Ronnie Reagan; NAACP; Jeffery Immelt; Christiane Amanpour; Charlie Sheen; NFL; Sierra Club; Muslim Brotherhood; ALF (Animal Liberation Front); ELF (Earth Liberation Front); James Clapper; Planned Parenthood; Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN; Stephen King; Louis Farrakhan
Well this week a person from Texas made perhaps one of the more ignorant statements when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made a statement comparing the NFL lockout to slavery. What I really think of Peterson is not fit to print so for now I will just agree with the sports reporter who commented that perhaps Mr. Peterson had slept through American History classes. The commentator nor I can ever remember a slave who earned a salary of $12,000,000.00 per year.
This once again shows that some of our professional athletes are not only stupid but are also greedy. And that also goes for some of the owners. Personally on the subject of the 2011 NFL Season I have adopted the Rhett Butler attitude: Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Earlier in the week some local rocket scientist made a keen observation in a ‘Letter To The Editor’ of the (Sub) Standard Times regarding the ‘right-wing’ agenda. This master of political science submitted to the editorial the following list of items which he/she perceives to be the highlights of the ‘right-wing’ agenda and for your perusal, here they are:
*Destruction of the middle class. Create a society in which a few multimillionaire corporate executives and CEO’s control almost all the nation’s wealth.
*Do away with almost all regulation of business. Allow industry to ignore pollution, unsafe working conditions and unsafe products.
* Use voter ID laws to inconvenience young adults in hope they won’t vote. Use the claim that such laws are needed to prevent fraud.
*Use public schools as a political indoctrination tool. Rewrite history and social studies textbooks to promote a partisan agenda.
*Use one-sided talk radio, FOX News and other right wing propaganda outlets to mislead.
*Use religion as a political indoctrination tool.
Now if you will just look at each of these items presented by this politically ignorant boob you will notice that several of them are now and have been used by the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists for a number of years; PARTICULARLY the Destruction of the middle class; Opposing voter ID legislation so that they can continue to falsely register Democrat voters such as was done by ACORN in the last election; Using public schools for political indoctrination; Using opposing religion as an indoctrination tool. Keep in mind that these idiots attempted to get a left wing, liberal, progressive, socialist radio network started and they fell flat on their asses. I guess this mutt has never heard of NPR or PBS.
Anyway sometimes it is sort of funny to see really how ignorant these people really are.
Now see, this past week when all of you have been concerned with the earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdowns in Japan; or perhaps you have been foolishly watching us get involved in the Libyan civil war.
I, on the other hand, have been monitoring the effect of the death of Rapper, “Nate Dogg” on the West Coast. His attorney, Mark Geragos pointed out to us that “Nate Dogg:, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, wasn’t just a “rapper”, but an integral figure in the genre: (his words, not mine); His voice wasn’t particularly melodic, but its tone–at times menacing, at times playful, yet always charming–provided just the right touch on hits including; Warren G’s “Regulate”, 50 Cent’s “21 Questions”, Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” and countless others.(Damn, they sure don’t make ‘em like that anymore, do they?) He is best known for his contributions to the West Coast soundtrack provided by the likes of; Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound and more. I suppose it was best said by long time friend, Snoop Dogg-”We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met.” Snoop Dogg tweeted on Tuesday.
Damn, but that Snoop Dogg has a way with words, doesn’t he? Anyway, I am sure not all of you will take this tragedy as seriously as do I.
Keep on these elected mutts and if they don’t do the right thing, DUMP ‘EM.
That’s about it for this week.
Green Corruption: The Environmental Protection Agency is giving funds to charitable organizations to attack GOP members of Congress. Did you know telling the truth about climate change causes childhood asthma?
We have heard the litany of horrors that climate change is said to bring about — retreating glaciers, rising sea levels, drought and flooding, disease and famine.
Now we are told that fighting the EPA’s power grab to regulate greenhouse gases will lead to an increase in childhood asthma.
The American Lung Association, considered one of America’s most credible and worthy charities, has placed four billboards in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District — including one outside the office of Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., who heads the House Energy and Commerce Committee — that feature a sickly looking girl with an oxygen mask and read, “Rep. Fred Upton, protect our kids’ health. Don’t weaken the Clean Air Act.”
But what Upton and the Republican House majority that most voters elected in November are trying to do is restore the Clean Air Act to its true meaning and congressional intent.
The act was created to clean the air, not to fight mythical climate change and regulate down to our lawn mowers the so-called greenhouse gases — including that product of human respiration, carbon dioxide.