The mouth of wisdom

So the Romneys are selfish for keeping a horse? And employing a groom with a family to support. And paying for feed that’s sold by someone with a family to support and transported in trucks by someone with a family to support and manufactured in a factory by people with families to support from stuff that’s grown by farmers with families to support. And having a barn built by construction workers with families to support with materials trucked by drivers with families to support from factories with workers with families to support. Sounds to me like that one horse has done more to put Americans to work than that horse’s ass in the white house.

8th Grader Pulled Out of Class for Having Photo of Military Brother on Her Binder

Quote of the Day 09/02/12

“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold. If everyone decided, for example, to convert all his bank deposits to silver or copper or any other good, and thereafter declined to accept checks as payment for goods, bank deposits would lose their purchasing power and government-created bank credit would be worthless as a claim on goods. The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves.

This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold.

Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights.” – Alan Greenspan(1926- ) Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (1987-2006)

“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Hello once again from The West Texas Branch Of Conservative Non-Woman Hating Second Amendment Believing Fossil Fuel Burning Pro-Life Jingoistic Right Wing Conspirators.

FRIENDS:

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have quite a large number of people whom I consider to be Friends. I have been fortunate enough to meet a great many people during my life and although many of them were contacted through criminal acts, a great many of my contacts were some really wonderful people whom I later on called my friends.

I would like to mention one really good friend who left us night before last. Normally when your telephone rings at around 1:30 A.M. it is not an announcement of good news on the other end. Night before last was no exception. A long-time friend and co-worker called me to advise me of the death of another long time friend and co-worker. His name was Dennis Wesley.

I first met Dennis in 1971 in Texas when we both worked for the same law enforcement agency. As usual first impressions are not necessarily you final impressions. It took several months to realize that we both had many of the same likes and dislikes and we became good friends. When I decided to try to find a law enforcement job outside the Houston Metropolitan area I talked with Dennis and he also thought that sounded like a pretty good idea. So he and I took a week off and made Hobbs, New Mexico where we spent our first night. This was in April of 1973. Unfortunately, or I should say Fortunately for us, there was a late snow storm which had roads closed making it impossible for us to make it to Colorado which was our original destination.

We both remembered seeing an advertisement in a law enforcement magazine that Hobbs, New Mexico had a new administration and were looking for experienced officers. So the next morning we turned in our applications and took their pre-employment test. After the tests were graded we were both asked to come back that same afternoon for oral interviews. We both did that and were told that the department would be in contact with us later to let us know how we did.

So we left Hobbs and went out to Arizona and did some checking out there and within the week returned back to Texas. Then several weeks later we were both notified that we had been hired by the Hobbs Police Department. So that same day we both turned in our letters of resignation and began to make plans for the move. We both rented large U-Haul trucks and one U-Haul trailer and loaded up and at the end of June, 1973 we convoyed from the Houston area to Hobbs, New Mexico. I already had purchased a house and Dennis found a place to rent until he could find a home.

Dennis and I worked together for the next 30 years at the Hobbs Police Department and after retirement the Region VI Drug Task Force. Then Dennis left New Mexico and moved back to Texas. A few years later I also moved back to Texas. Dennis had settled in Abilene and I in San Angelo.

Last year in June, I entered the hospital for bypass surgery and on the day after I had the surgery some of my very first visitors were Dennis and his wife, Jeannie. I really appreciated their visit and of course Dennis knew how much I liked old Errol Flynn movies and he gave me a set of Flynn’s movies which included Robin Hood, Adventures of Don Juan, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk…. all of which are among my favorites. Dennis and I had the same taste in books, movies, football teams and lots of other stuff. When Dennis’ father passed away Dennis called me and told me he had some stuff he knew I would like that had belonged to his dad and he wanted me to have them.

I had no idea what it could be but he brought over to my house a couple of boxes loaded down with old Southwest Conference Football Magazines, one of which had Bobby Layne on the cover. Mr. Wesley had been a huge fan of the Southwest Conference and even kept some old programs from the old Southwest Conference track meets. I still have those books and I suppose somewhere down the line I will pass them on to someone who will appreciate them as much as I did. But the fact that my friend thought enough of me to give me something which belonged to his father made them even more special.

Dennis and I had lots of laughs about lots of stuff and I will miss him a bunch. On occasion when I would call him or he would call me I would answer the phone and the first words out of his mouth would be a line from one of our favorite old movies….. and I would have no doubt who was on the other end of the line.

Dennis was a great police officer, an exceptional friend and an even better man. The world will not be quite as much fun for me without Dennis Wesley to keep me on my toes. May God be with his family.

ARMSTRONG:

Boy! The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency really gets on top of stuff in a timely manner, don’t they? Seven years after Lance Armstrong won his SEVENTH TOUR DE FRANCE this august group decided they would strip him of his unprecedented SEVEN victories after Armstrong announced he is through messing with this group and their accusations. Up until this point I have heard nothing concrete that this agency has to substantiate their claims. I also heard several reports which said that during Armstrong’s Tour De France years he took and PASSED over 500 drug tests, many of them random. I listen to one report which stated that during those competition years if Armstrong, and I suppose any other competitor, left to go on a trip that they had to let the agency know where they would be and that on occasion the agency would drop in unannounced and do a random drug sample even then.

The bottom line, as far as I’m concerned, is that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency closely resembles our U.S. Senate, our U.S. Congress, the NCAA, the BCS, the United Nations, the EPA, the FDA, the World Court and the Mystic Knights Of The Sea Lodge in their effectiveness and importance. If I have to explain to you who The Mystic Knights Of The Sea were then you are too young to appreciate much of anything.

Apparently lots of people do not realize how much money Armstrong has to put out to defend himself against NON-CRIMINAL ACCUSATIONS. While I have no personal use for Barry Bonds, I have less use for the Congressional Investigation into the baseball steroid use matter. And I frankly was glad to see Roger Clemens stick it up the Federal Prosecutor’s backside in his trial. And remember that Bonds AND Clemens were not charged for steroid use but rather lying to a Congressional Hearing. Next question……… how can you lie to the single largest group of liars in the solar system?

ANNIVERSARY:

Did any of you know that yesterday, or today depending upon who you listen to, was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina? If you didn’t know that then your electrical power is out OR your television set is not operational OR you have been in a cave high atop Mt. Aconcagua in the Andes OR you live in a marmoset infested region of Africa with no access to satellite or cable OR you are dumber than an Obama staffer.

I, for one, have had enough of being reminded of Hurricane Katrina and how the government screwed the citizens of New Orleans who only had about eight days prior warning to evacuate. But day before yesterday at the end of his so called news program, Shepard Smith once again reminded us of Hurricane Katrina. One must wonder if the various so called news agencies might be related to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in the fact that SEVEN YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA they are still whining as if it were yesterday.
Earlier today I heard one news mutt on the radio describe Hurricane Katrina as, “The Worst Natural Disaster In The History Of Our Country”. Damn! Perhaps someone forgot to tell this slug about the 1900 Hurricane which hit Galveston, Texas and killed some 9,0000 people. Perhaps to the people of Galveston, this might be a bit worse than Katrina.

If you happen to watch NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC or CNN then you might be exposed to a bit of biased reporting as they are trying to use this present hurricane in conjunction with a Katrina blast from the past to try and steer people away from watching the Republican Convention and possibly to make you aware that Mitt Romney belongs to the same uncaring woman hating party as that arch-fiend George Bush, whom we all know was responsible for Hurricane Katrina.

And a quick word about FOX News and their “Fair and Balanced” approach to their reports. I have about had it with all this phony “Fair and Balanced” crap. I am about ready for TRUTH to be the leading factor in a News Program. Oh, please spare me the Bill O’Reilly line about News Reporting and News Analysis. Most of us are pretty aware of the difference in reporting what happened over someone’s opinion of what happened and I damn sure don’t need some arrogant boob preaching to me about the differences.

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, John Kearney, Mary Denson – 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 – Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Sharon Fields, Rocky Leonard – AZ – Susan O’Brien, 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 – USMC} – {Kenneth Thomas -USCG} { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; SSgt. Rebecca Goodwin; 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF} – { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG} – {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – 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 – 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 – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“Insurance is all about risk. Yet neither the insurance companies or their policy-holders can do anything about one of the biggest risks–namely, interference by politicians, to turn insurance into something other than a device to deal with risks.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Too many political solutions are solutions to problems created by previous political solutions — and will be followed by new problems created by their current solutions.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”.. THOMAS JEFFERSON

“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

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), Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

MORE STUFF:

There were a couple of articles in the (Sub) Standard Times this week which should speak volumes about the African Continent. The first was in Kenya. The article described how Kenya’s government will conduct COUNTRYWIDE operation to DISARM ALL COMMUNITIES WITH ILLEGAL WEAPONS. They never said exactly what an “Illegal Weapon” was but later on in the article they described how some members of the Pokomo tribe of farmers attacked the Orma people who are primarily livestock herders. Some reports said that the Pokomo were armed with guns and bows and arrows and that some Orma were hacked to death and their livestock stolen and their houses burned. Damn but it’s a good thing that Kenya is no longer a British Colony.

The other article told of how President Jacob Zuma and his government forces are complicit in the killing of 34 miners and wounding dozens more. Evidently the investigation into this matter is to be headed by a retired supreme court judge, who is more than likely a Zuma appointee. Boy, South Africa has really straightened out now that apartheid has been done away with.
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Another article from the (Sub) Standard Times tells us that many in the Arab world have long suspected that the death of Yasser Arafat was poisoned and that his death might not be of natural causes. So now some judge, they didn’t say from where, will lead a homicide investigation into the death of this rat faced turd. This is a good thing. I would hate to think that this terrorist bastard died of natural causes. I would feel a whole lot better if I thought someone, anyone, wasted his sorry ass.
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From the time I was a very young boy I was taught that it was not proper for a male to strike a female. This rule is normally a pretty good rule for all you guys to follow. BUT, in the event that you are overcome with an overpowering urge to slap the crap out of a member of the opposite sex, might I be so bold as to suggest…. Rachael Maddow. And of course, you ladies can take a shot at her anytime you want. I have been tuning in to MSNBC and catching this heifer on some programs and have found her to be equal on the obnoxious scale with: Whoopi Goldberg; Rosanne Barr; and others of their ilk. Small wonder that MSNBC has dozens of viewers.
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OH!! Did I forget to mention that this week is the SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA?

I read several places where the re-districting in Florida has Allen West in a battle to keep his Representative seat. Sure hope the good folks in that district get out and support Rep. West. He is one of the brightest spots we have in a group of elected officials, the majority of whom are duds.
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And I did like Mrs. Romney’s speech last night. I also like Governor Christie’s speech. Those are the only two I saw.
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Later

JEM

A Grand Old Growth Party

Above all, voters want to hear how Republicans will restore prosperity..

Inside the GOP’s Tampa convention hall this week, one prominent feature is a debt clock ticking toward $16 trillion. With due respect to that horrifying number, it’s the wrong figure to watch. What Mitt Romney and the GOP need above all is a growth clock and a persuasive case for economic revival.

Most Americans have concluded that Obamanomics is a failure, but polls also show that independent voters remain skeptical that either party has an answer to the malaise of the Obama and latter Bush years. This cynicism plays into the hands of President Obama, who is trying to convince Americans that 1.5% growth and 42 months of more than 8% unemployment is the best we could have expected.

Our view has long been that Republicans have the best chance of winning when they make the growth message their top priority. That’s especially true this year. The Reaganites had it right: Rapid economic growth causes the deficit and debt to fall, not the other way around.

Without a sustained recovery in national output to 3% growth or more and without putting millions more Americans back to work, there is no politically feasible spending reduction or tax increase that could balance the budget even if Ron Paul ran Congress. Tax revenues have remained below 16% of GDP for the last four years because the economy is in a slow growth rut. The growth deficit, not the budget deficit, is the great issue of our time.

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SideBear: I have sung this tune for many years on this website and I will sing it again and again.

The only way out of our fiscal mess is through GROWTH and I am talking about a minimum of 3% or more. Growth leads to more jobs which translate into more taxpapers and more taxes from private industry.