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December 10, 2008 Governor • Keynes • Prison
Wednesday - December 10, 2008
Hello once again from a Charter Member of The Sons Of Jingoism - West Texas Branch.
This past Sunday, December 7, 2008, I remembered, as I always do, what this day in history signifies. Normally in the past there have been lots of news stories reminding the American people of what this day means in our history. Of course there are usually a number of programs dedicated to the attack on Pearl Harbor on that day in 1941. Although I was only 4 years old at the time, I understood what had happened and we knew that one of my cousins, William F. Garrett Jr., was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time. It was weeks before my aunt and uncle found out that he had made it through this attack alive. Even though I was just a small kid at the time, I knew where Pearl Harbor was and just what the significance of the attack was.
Unfortunately, this year I heard very little news coverage of this historical day and what it had meant to many families in our country. I guess that reporting of this historical was a little too Politically Incorrect to suit the CEO's of our news agencies. They should all be ashamed for not giving this day its proper due in the history of our country.
About the only mention of December 7th, 1941 which was shown repeatedly over a couple of the news channels was a film clip of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in one of his many rants against our country. This was the particular sermon in which the Reverend Jeremiah Wright proclaimed that December 7th was the day on which the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and then 3 days later dropped another on Nagasaki. Of course the idiots in his audience did not have a clue that December 7th was actually the day on which the Japanese Empire bombed our bases at Pearl Harbor. Perhaps someone should tell this idiot reverend and his idiot flock that in 1945 on August 6th was the day on which the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and August 9th was the correct date of the bombing of Nagasaki.
One must wonder if everyone in Chicago is as ignorant as Reverend Wright about the history of our country in general and World War II in particular. Of course we can't depend upon President Elect, Barack Hussein Obama to tell him any different as President Elect Obama thought there were 57 states. We damn sure can't depend upon Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to straighten out the good reverend as apparently Governor Blagojevich doesn't appear to understand the concept of electronic surveillance. (Now for those of you residing in the People's Republics of San Francisco and Austin, that would be a wiretap).
Now while I am on the subject of Governor Blagojevich, I believe that the two charges which have been filed against him are just the tip of the iceberg. I'll just bet that before it is all said and done, the good Governor will be facing quite a few more charges which will question his honesty. Of course I also believe that Governor Blagojevich will either "Sing" like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, or be facing a huge prison sentence. I also believe that regardless of what he does, he is going to do some hard time. Now, my next question is this: Why should it come a a surprise to anyone that an Illinois government official plays it loose and fast with our legal system? Now just in case any of you are wondering if perhaps President Elect Barack Hussein Obama had any knowledge of what the good Governor was doing perhaps it would be prudent to look at a list of associates of the President Elect:
Reverend Jeremiah Wright
Tony Rezko
Father Michael Pflager
Louis Farrakhan
Rod Blagojevich
Chicago Richard M. Daley
and the list goes on.
If this is an example of President Elect Barack Hussein Obama's ability to choose friends with character then what can we expect when he actually takes over as the President of the United States? Will he use the oval office to conduct business or will the Presidential Office be moved to "Deany" O'Banion's flower shop? - - - OK. For those of you residing in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Boston, Charles Dion "Deany" O'Banion was one of the early crime bosses in Chicago. He was in partners with George "Bugs" Moran and headed up a large criminal organization. "Deany" O'Banion was murdered in his own Flower Ship in Chicago by some shooters belonging to the criminal gang headed by one Alphonse "Al" "Scarface" Capone. - - - Is it just me or are some of the rest of you entertaining the idea that perhaps the political machine which RUNS the State of Illinois might lean a bit towards criminality?
While still on the subject of politics and politicians, I keep hearing about this multi-billion dollar loan (BAIL-OUT) to the "Big Three" auto makers. Of course in watching some of these hearings it is pretty hard to tell who are bigger idiots, The CEO's of the "Big Three" or the U.S. Senators and Congressmen/women. At this particular stage of the game, I am going to cast my vote as supreme idiots to the U.S. Senators and Congressmen/women. Of course that doesn't mean that all of them are screwed up. Just most of them.
And what is it with this "Car Czar" crap? That is just what we need is another political appointee who answers to a group of the most incompetent humans on our planet. Do you suppose that just perhaps the "Car Czar" will perhaps need some "Deputy Car Czars"? And of course you can't have a "Car Czar's" position without bus loads of advisors, secretaries, and office personnel. Then of course additional office space and computers and equipment will be necessary. Is this the "CHANGE" that our President Elect promised us? I hope it isn't but I believe it is just exactly what they have in mind for the rest of us.
Ah, but not to worry. I was listening to some political hack being interviewed earlier in the week and according to this liberal/socialist idiot, the most important thing at the present was the fact that President Elect Obama's cabinet positions and various other appointments was really quite diverse. Then they went on to break it down into how many African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and God only knows how many other hyphenated American types were mentioned. NOT ONE WORD was mentioned as to the competence and experience of these political appointees. Apparently the world is more concerned with "DIVERSITY" than it is with COMPETENCE or ABILITY or EXPERIENCE. Then shortly after listening to this equine defecation for a few minutes I switched stations and listened to another idiot complaining that while the appointments were quite DIVERSE, he didn't feel like the Hispanic Community was adequately represented. And so it goes on.
KEYNES AT HARVARD: Published - 1960
*** The Fabian Society was international in content. It recruited members from France, Italy, Austria, Germany, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Fabian Society regularly sent delegates to meetings of Socialist organizations. Fabians were represented at various international conclaves which were dominated by such revolutionaries as Friedrich Engels, Lenin and Trotsky.
Fabians were pioneers in projecting the concept of the League of Nations even before World War I. Fabians have continuously held prominent positions in the International Labour Organization which was organized by the League of Nations.
The sinister deviousness of the Fabian technique is almost unbelievable. Basic Fabian operating characteristics are:
1) A cover of respectability and good manners as a means of gaining entry into all social activities, while avoiding using the label "socialism", promoting socialism continuously by coloring such activities with new terms so as to attain socialism by stealth.
Through schools, forums, deceptive 'fronts' and infiltrating universities (Oxford and Cambridge in England, and Harvard in the United States, are notable examples) the Fabians create both conscious and unconscious socialists. The father of Fabianism, Sidney Webb, even before the turn of the century (1889) described the technique of creating large numbers of 'latent socialists' who give a 'socialist tone of thought' to whatever field they touch.
2) The Fabians early developed the propaganda technique of shouting down as 'reactionary', 'anti-democratic' and 'dictatorial' those who own and operate private enterprises while at the same time these same Fabians conspire to impose a one party dictatorial control over society operated by an ELITE of specialists, managers and SOCIALIST POLITICIANS.
3) Fabians, like all socialists, claim to represent a PROGRESSIVE form of society whereas they are actually a throwback to ancient tyranny.***
Some of this should begin to look a bit familiar to everyone by now.
WHINERS:
On occasion I wonder why I am sometimes seized with an overwhelming urge to slap the crap out of some of the WHINERS whose numbers seem to be increasing as the days go by. I have heard school children whine about not having enough minutes left on the cell phones. I have heard people who were working whine about their working conditions. French workers were whining about having to work a 35 hour work week. Even some of the so called homeless whine about practically everything.
Yesterday I was watching a program about 2 hours in length about the charcoal workers in the Amazon rain forest. These people work at making charcoal which is in turn used to heat the furnaces at their iron works. These people put in work weeks which most American workers would not be willing to do.
An example of their work is:
They build the kilns used to make the charcoal. They build them out of bricks which they also make. They also make their own mortar. In this one operation there appeared to be about 20 -30 kilns operating.
Then they cut the wood used to make the charcoal. Then they haul the wood from the forests to the location where the kilns are constructed. Occasionally they might have a truck which runs. Then after cutting the trees and cutting the logs to a manageable size and getting them to the location, they unload the wagons and then load the wood into the kilns.
They interviewed a number of these workers. Incidentally their whole families work with them. Most of the men had tried to go to school and they all had to drop out in the second or third grade. One man had been working in this charcoal industry since he was seven years old. He was fifty eight. All of the men said that they wanted a better life for their children and wanted them to get an education. In reality most of their children were going to be forced to quit school as had their fathers and go to work in the charcoal business.
In spite of this back breaking work for very little profit these people appeared to be more well adjusted than many of those in our society. They barely realized enough money to feed and clothe their families. Apparently the country of Brazil was pitching in now and helping with their education expenses and some of the children were attending school on a regular basis.
All of these people worked hard. They were clean although their dwellings were not much more than huts. One village had one old black & white TV and they all enjoyed watching soccer. The point is, the did not spend a great deal of their time WHINING. They had simple pleasures and apparently no crime. So the next time I hear one of our citizens whining about not having enough minutes left on their cell phones or perhaps their Game Boy being on the blink, I will still have the urge to slap them into another dimension but at least I know why and that it is completely justifiable.
LOCAL:
This morning our local liberal rag had an editorial written by a local mutt. His column primarily dealt with just how inept and unqualified Sarah Palin was. One almost gets the idea that this editorial writer is not yet aware that the election is over and his man won. He summed up his article with this statement: "Good looks and a shining personality are wonderfully helpful traits, but they don't beat substance."
So I guess my statement to him would be this, your last sentence appears to be a very accurate description of the President Elect, Barack Hussein Obama.
Now while our local paper is somewhat on the liberal side on occasion they do provide proof to the statement that "On occasion even a blind hog can find an acorn."
Yesterday on the same editorial page they published an article by Dr. Thomas Sowell. His article was titled: LEFT INTOLERANT OF OPPOSING VIEWS. In this article Dr. Sowell points out that one of the most innocent sounding examples of the left's many impositions of its vision on others is the widespread requirement by schools and by college admissions committees is that students do "community service". He points out that there are high schools in our country from which you cannot graduate, and colleges where your application for admission will not be accepted unless you have engaged in activities arbitrarily defined as "community service". Then he makes a great statement about this practice:
"The arrogance of commandeering young people's time, instead of leaving them and their parents free to decide for themselves how to use that time, is exceeded only by the arrogance of imposing your own notions as to what is or is not a service to the community." "Working in a homeless shelter is widely regarded as 'community service' ---- as if aiding and abetting vagrancy is necessarily a service, rather than a disservice, to the community." Dr. Sowell then points out that many of those who promote compulsory 'community service' activities are bitterly opposed to voluntary military training in high schools or colleges. He also points out that many of us regard military training as more of a contribution to society than feeding people who refuse to work.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott; Anne Fraley; James & Pat Murphy - HOBBS,NM; Ella Dunlop - SAN ANTONIO,TX; Susan O'Brien - VACAVILLE,CA; Arthur Baebel -HOUSTON,TX; Irma & L.T. Drennan - ADA,OK; Rudy Bates; MSgt. Randy Morrow; GySgt. James Walker; Cpl. MIchael Rice; LtCol. James Moore; Brandon Robinson; Sgt. Eric Harmon -USMC; Jason Plilar; Kenneth Thomas - US COAST GUARD; Elizabeth Chaffon; Clair Vest; SSgt. Aaron Brown; Eric Grudziecke - USAF; LCDR Robert McLay -US NAVY; Midshipman Levi English - US NAVAL ACADEMY; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Sgt. Logan McKinzie; PFC Richard Lee Bishop; Capt (Fr) Kevin Peek - USA; John Mallory - DEA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek
PRISON:
I don't know quite how to break this news to you. I am sure that you will all be as saddened as I was when I first became aware of this tragedy. OK. Here it is.
"Boy George" who was the lead singer of that marvelous group "Culture Club" was convicted on charges arising out of "Boy George" illegally imprisoning a male companion. If you can remember what "Boy George" looked like during his heyday you must reach the same conclusion as I did. This male companion must be a real candy ass to let this clown do anything to him which was against his wishes.
Then the next day we were all shocked to hear that O.J. had been sentenced. From what I was able to gather with all the reports which were coming in was that this lady judge sentenced O.J. to 33 total years and he would not be eligible for application for parole for at least 9 years. We can all hope that his cell mate is a huge man named Isadore Fist who has a swastika tattooed on his forehead and was kicked out of the Aryan Nation Brotherhood for being too brutal.
MUTTS:
"Fat Teddy" (Kennedy); "Bug Eye"(Pelosi); "Buckethead" (Kerry); "Wimp"(Reid); "Fat Jack" (Murtha); Rod "The Mouth" Blagojevich; "Freezer Head" (William Jefferson D-LA)
At this point I think we should all pause for a moment to honor FORMER LOUISIANA CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM JEFFERSON. .......... OK that's long enough for this Mutt. He was beaten by a Republican whose name is Anh "Joseph" Cao. Good for the voters in Louisiana.
QUOTES:
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." ........ THOMAS JEFFERSON
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."............................ THOMAS JEFFERSON - 1802
"Excellence does not begin in Washington."................ RONALD REAGAN
Earlier in the week I watched a news story about the Christmas and Hanukah and various religious displays in the capital building in Washington State. Then of course in the name of political correctness there also was an atheist display. This display states:
There is no God
There is no Devil
There are no Angels
There is no Heaven
There is no Hell
and I believe that it ended up saying that the only thing which really mattered was natural law.
I got to thinking about this and came to the conclusion that the atheists and the socialists/far left liberals in this country better damn sure hope that a bunch of us NEVER start believing in this creed. Because if there is no God and no Devil and no Heaven and no Hell then it just follows that there is no Good and no Evil and no Right and no Wrong. So that must mean that if I see someone possess something which I desire and I have the means to do so, I can simply take it from them and there should be nothing they could do about it and according to natural law if I have the means and the desire to do so I can take anything I desire with no reprisal.

These idiots better be careful what kind of world they say they want.
Well until that happens I guess I will just continue to enjoy my life as much as I can and cling to as many firearms as possible. Christmas is almost upon us and I hope that all of you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Later
JEM

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December 3, 2008 Rocky • SUV • Government

Wednesday - December 3, 2008
Hello again from the West Texas Anti-Global Gun Clinging Supporters Of Jingoism.
This past week my old friend and ex-partner Peary Perry, who presently resides in the "People's Republic of Austin", wrote an article which pointed out just how sick our society has become. He was specifically referring to the young man, 19 years old, who committed suicide over the Internet while many sat idly by and watched this occurrence. The police in that jurisdiction reported that only ONE person called them to report the incident. People who watched this incident had various responses ranging from "I thought it was a joke" to "All you are doing is looking".
Apparently this attitude prevails in many parts of our great country. I am proud to say that it is not a practice which is nationwide BUT it will get that way if we sit around and do nothing to change this attitude. Of course if this had cost many of those onlookers money out of their own pocket, perhaps they would have viewed it a bit different. A sad commentary of our times.
NEWS COVERAGE:
I don't know about the rest of you but I am growing a bit weary of the constant reporting of Plaxico Burress and his problems with the law. Every thirty minutes or so, it seems like we are subjected to the same film clip of Plaxico exiting the Police Station. Then one of the news channels felt it necessary to begin to ask this probing question: "Should professional athletes be allowed to carry handguns?" Now this might not seem like much to some of you but I can almost guarantee that this is another attempt to erode our Second Amendment rights. The anti-gun group will use any occurrence to further their cause. We have all received messages and read about legislation in the works to regulate all firearms ammunition. Not necessarily to block the sale BUT to make it so restrictive that the cost of already expensive ammunition would skyrocket to an unrealistic figure.
And here is my opinion on the matter. If a professional athlete or for that matter an amateur athlete or a plumber or a salesman or an oil field worker or for that matter ANY OTHER law abiding American wishes to purchase a firearm and if their state laws provide for a concealed carry permit, that person should be able to purchase, possess, carry, and if necessary USE said firearm in protecting their families or others. Recently here in San Angelo a man answered his door and had the touch put on him for a donation. When he refused the assailant pulled a handgun and forced the man into his house where he proceeded to go into their bedroom where the man's wife was in bed and rob them of cash and some of their valuables. Now I am not suggesting that you should answer your door armed with a handgun but this criminal had to turn his back to leave. This could have given an armed citizen an opportunity to perhaps retaliate in kind. It is this simple: An armed criminal will shoot you to obtain what you have. Doesn't seem sort of fair that you should be able to use deadly force to protect your life and property?
Now don't get me wrong, I have no idea why Plaxico Burress had a handgun with him inside a New York night club and I would have to chalk it up to at least minor stupidity him shooting himself but just because he was a professional athlete should NOT make him ineligible to own a firearm.
SUV:
I was listening to a news report a couple of days back where the newscaster reported that an SUV had crashed through a wall into someone's bedroom. I have been paying attention for a good while to reports of motor vehicle accidents or other criminal acts in which a motor vehicle was used to either commit the crime or provide escape from a crime. Isn't it funny that ONLY an SUV (now for those of you residing in the Freedom Loving Workers Province of San Francisco this would be an acronym for Sports Utility Vehicle) is singled out in these reports. I suppose if a hybrid vehicle of some sort was involved it would not be as graphic or serious as an SUV. I guess had it been a Honda Accord it would not have been newsworthy> Ah, but it was an evil SUV. Once again the liberal media and the liberals/socialists do not want the behavior of the driver questioned, merely the type of vehicle and then ONLY if it is the dreaded SUV.
KEYNES AT HARVARD - Published 1960:
**Almost the entire membership identified as belonging to the first Ware cell(Soviet spy ring) came out of the Harvard Law School: Alger Hiss, Nathan Witt, Lee Pressman, John Abt and Henry H. Collins Jr. Harry Dexter White and Lauchlin Currie were Economics Teachers as well as students at Harvard.
The clever artifice of feigning 'respectability' while at the same time subverting society for revolutionary purposes, is a Fabian tactic that has had phenomenal success. It gave the Fabians easy entry into government, banks, stock exchanges and universities.
The Fabians were more realistic then the Marxist socialists. They understood that it is much easier to subvert sons, daughters and wives of the prominent and well-to-do than to impress the laboring classes. They also understood that socialist movements spring from the middle and upper income classes--- and not the proletariat.**
Everyone stop and think about how our country's attitudes on almost everything have changed since the 1950's. Of course some of us can remember back even prior to that. But the point is that these socialists have gotten their foot inside the door since the 1920's and have steadily gained power and influence over almost every aspect of our lives.
Now of course, they are attacking religion like never before. And if you don't believe they are succeeding just keep a close eye on how things are presented during this coming Christmas Season.
More to come.
ROCKY:
While watching a channel which I rarely ever watched in the past, ( I will change that habit), the Documentary Channel. Most of their programming does not really grab you but they had a two hour documentary about former heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano was always one of my favorite sports figures. At one time in 1957 some friends of mine and I went by one of their houses and the boy's Dad came into the kitchen and said,"Boys, come into the den. I have some folks I want you to meet". We went in and there we met Rocky Marciano and Jack Dempsey. Of course both had retired, but we were speechless.
Anyway Rocky Marciano was one of my all time favorite professional athletes. Of course back then you only had ONE heavyweight champion. For that matter, each weight class only had ONE champion. This was a few years prior to the heavyweight championship became a freak show. Now don't get me wrong, while I did not particularly like Cassius Clay (Muhammed Ali) I could not but notice that he was really quite proficient at his craft. But Rocky Marciano was the ONLY heavyweight champion to retire UNDEFEATED. 49 fights; 49 wins; 43 knockouts.
The documentary gave quite a bit of information on his life prior to boxing and also had interviews with his brothers and old friends with whom he had grown up. Rocky Marciano did not trust BANKS or MANAGERS. Quite a bit ahead of his time, eh? Anyway he was a class act and more professional athletes should pay attention to the manner in which he conducted himself.
GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN SPORTS:
Now while I have a really major problem with the BCS and their method of crowning a National Champion in college football, I really do not believe that our Federal Government has any business getting in the middle of something which is already screwed up beyond recognition. Of course I am for having a playoff system for the Division I schools just like they do in Division II or in other college sports. Of course at last count, the NCAA didn't seem to give a damn about what I wanted.
But recently I have heard rumblings about our Federal Government having another level of bureaucratic bull crap to govern college sports. Yeah, that makes sense. Let a group of elected hacks do to the NCAA what they have done to Social Security, the Postal Service, and practically every other thing they touch. While our collegiate sports aren't perfect by any means, they do not need government oversight.
ODDS AND ENDS:
Thank God that the voters of Georgia had the good sense to re-elect Senator Chambliss back to the U.S. Senate. Now if only the State of Minnesota will reject that idiot Al Franken. Don't get me wrong, I am not sure that with some of the liberal/socialist thinking and acting Republican Senators that a filibuster proof Senate is in the bag. But at least we won't just be giving it to the democrat party.
I have a really tough time even watching the CEO's of "The Big Three" put on their dog and pony show before Congress. Oh, but let us not forget that for today's hearings they actually made the trip from Detroit in 'Hybrid Vehicles' rather than private jets. Boy, the sacrifices those guys make.
Also I would like to thank all of you who have decided to send packages to our brave men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. On the day I mailed my 3 boxes I received an e-mail from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant thanking me for something I had previously sent. He is from ALABAMA and is a diehard fan of the ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE. I had found a bunch of football magazines and hunting/fishing magazines and sent the a few weeks back. He told me that they were able to watch the Alabama vs. LSU game on TV. I was really hoping that the BCS rankings would have made it possible for the BCS championship game to have been between ALABAMA and TEXAS but it doesn't look like there's much chance for that.
On Barack Hussein Appointments. I am not completely thrilled about some of his cabinet appointments BUT they could have been worse. Actually I think he has made some fairly intelligent choices although I am not a big fan of any of them other than Robert Gates remaining on as Secretary of Defense. At least his appointments did not include Donna Shalala or Janet Reno. But his choice for Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, leaves a bit to be desired. What is really frightening is who will that idiotic Governor of New York appoint to fill Hillary Clinton's vacated Senate seat? Some have suggested that her husband Bill might get this appointment. If so, female Senate Pages, BEWARE! Also secretaries, cleaning women, pizza delivery chicks, etc.......
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott, Ann Fraley, James and Pat Murphy - Hobbs,NM; Ella Dunlop - San Antonio,TX; Susan O'Brien - Vacaville,CA; Arthur Baebel - Houston,TX; Irma and L.T. Drennan - Ada,OK; Ralph Glaeser - Gainesville,FL; Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, GySgt. James Walker, Cpl. Michael Rice, LtCol. James Moore, Brandon Robinson Sgt. Eric Harmon - USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - US Coast Guard; Elizabeth Chaffon, Clair Vest, SSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; LCDR. Robert McLay - USN; Midshipman Levi English - US Naval Academy; SSgt. Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek - USA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; John Mallory - DEA. Let us not forget the families of the brave men and women serving in our U.S. Military.
MUTTS:
"Fat Teddy" (Kennedy); "Fat Jack"(Murtha); "Bug Eye"(Pelosi); "Bucket Head" (Kerry); Harry Reid; Barney Frank
QUOTES:
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.:...................
............................... THOMAS JEFFERSON
"One of the simple, but overwhelming facts of our time is this: of all the millions of refugees we have seen in the modern world, their flight is always away from, not toward, the communist world."...................... RONALD REAGAN
"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution, which at any time exists, until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the WHOLE PEOPLE, is sacredly obligatory upon all.".......................... GEORGE WASHINGTON
We will be leaving in a couple of days to visit our grand daughter and her family in Granbury, Texas. I certainly hope that my gun clinging will not suffer over this week end. Perhaps I should take one with me. A firearm is sort of like an American Express card, "Don't leave home without one."
Later

JEM

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November 26, 2008 Heroes • Packages • Socialism

Wednesday - November 26, 2008
Greetings from the Non-Global Jingoistic Bible and Gun Clinging Society of West Texas.
I would like to begin by mentioning three word that refer to a government program(s) which I have pretty well been sick of hearing for several weeks. That would be "Economic Stimulus Package". After listening to the descriptions of these various government attempts to gain control over our economy, one must wonder just exactly who will be stimulated by all of this hoopla. My wife and I have already been affected by the extreme drop in the stock market. We have a couple of retirement funds which have been drawing between 6% and 8% interest up through April 30, 2007. Since that time, the principal has remained constant but for one entire year we have not drawn any interest on the accounts which is tied in with the S & P. We also have one smaller account which has actually lost money over the past 7 or 8 months. Granted we have not been hurt nearly as much as some but I am not getting the feeling that our economic status will be stimulated much by these new programs. It seems almost every single day some new group is putting the touch on our government for some pretty significant funds to bail them out of a financial crisis which they got into on their own.
Any way you slice it, the United Auto Workers' Union is guilty of some really horrible management. I listened to one ex-auto worker speak the other day and he explained that quite a significant amount of the $25 - $50 billion dollar bail out of the "Big Three" U.S. automobile manufacturers would go to making up the salaries of auto workers who were either let go or took early retirement. This man said that those workers who lost their jobs due to cut-backs would be eligible for federal unemployment and that the money received from the government would go to make up those worker's salaries up to 95% of their pay for the time they were off work.
They went on to say that the average hourly wage for one of the union auto workers was around $78 per hour. They also pointed out that the salaries of the NON-UNION foreign automobile plants located in the U.S. was an average of $48 per hour. Then they said that the average salary of the rest of the working class Americans averaged $28 per hour. And since they are using tax dollars for these idiotic bail outs it meant that $28 per hour employees were bailing out $78 per hour employees. Doesn't seem quite fair, does it?
So with all this being said, I must tell you that I do not feel very "Stimulated" by these government bail outs. They keep telling us that we cannot afford to have one million auto workers out of a job. I also must say that I have no desire to see anyone out of a job who really wants to work. But you and I did not create this problem in the automobile industry. Nor did we create the home mortgage crisis. So the ones who helped to create these problems should be the ones to pay the heaviest penalties I would think. How about doing a really thorough investigation into all of this mess and seeing some criminal charges filed on those actually responsible either through their direct actions OR their neglect. And at this particular stage this includes Democrats and Republicans alike. But then it could be like Dennis Miller said, Barney Frank might not mind going to the penitentiary, particularly of his cell mate were Isadore Fist or Big Bubba.
HEROES:
On Friday, November 21, 2008, my wife and I went down town here in San Angelo in order to attend a parade. It was the Hunt For Heroes parade. Each year, area ranchers provide access to their ranches for somewhere around 35 - 40 wounded military personnel from all branches. They begin the activities in Midland, Texas (which is about 100 miles North of San Angelo). There each wounded veteran is given a new Ruger rifle and scope. The rifles are engraved with each veteran's name. They are also given a new pair of hunting boots, a hunting knife and a back pack. Then while their spouses or their girlfriends are treated to a shopping spree in Midland, the veterans are driven to San Angelo where they participate in a small parade. Each wounded Hero is driven in a golf cart through the parade route. Of course, all branches of our military are represented along with one of our local school bands. You would see heroes who were missing limbs, some were missing fingers and some were burn victims. You could also tell how happy they all were to be participating in this event. I can assure you all that I will never miss another parade honoring these heroes. Of course there are guides who remain with them while they hunt and also fish on some of the ranches.
PACKAGES:
While I grow weary of hearing about "Economic Stimulus Packages", I want to thank you for your many responses regarding sending packages to our military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. I can guarantee you that those packages are really appreciated by our troops. I have 3 boxes waiting to be addressed and they will go into the mail on Friday. I don't remember whether or not I told you but you can use the boxes provided by the post office for Priority Mail. It is a set price depending upon the size of the box. The weight does not matter. I normally use the larger box as it costs only about $10 postage. And one of them is pretty heavy and I can guarantee that a plain box of this size and weight would cost close to $40 to ship. I had rather use that money saved on items for our heroes. Anyway, thank you all.
KEYNES AT HARVARD - 1960 (SOCIALISM):
**There are three main trends of socialist thought in the Western world: Communism (socialist brand), Social democratic neo-Marxism; and Keynesian theories which are actually an extension of the Fabian movement. Curiously, Keynesism proved to be adaptable to the FASCIST as well as the SOCIALIST world.
In the 1920's revolutionary coteries formed around leftist leaders. One was Felix Frankfurter. Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt wrote of Felix Frankfurter that:
"You have taken, and are taking on behalf of the Administration and attitude which seems to me to be fundamentally that of Trotsky and the other Bolshevik leaders in Russia; an attitude which may be fraught with mischief to this country........ Here again you are engaged in excusing men precisely like the Bolshevik in Russia, who are murderers and encouragers of murder, who are traitors to their allies, to democracy, and to civilization, as well as to the United States."
During this period Frankfurter was a director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and also served as national committee member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The folklore among conservatives which pictures the socialist as "harmless" is something that left-wingers have implanted through many years of constant repetition. The socialist approach may be "soft" and "harmless" in appearance but the inevitable consequences of socialist activity are both tragic and catastrophic to society.**
Also keep in mind that recently Barny Frank in one of his speeches told the audience that what this country really needed was a good dose of Keynesism. Yeah, good thinking Barny.
How long do you imagine it will be before President Barack Hussein Obama realizes that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other far left loons in the Senate and House are actually the ones in charge of his administration?
I imagine he will realize it sooner than the idiots in Minnesota who voted for Al Franken.
GOVERNMENT CONTROL:
Also one must wonder how long it will take many of our voters that they are handing over the control of practically everything to the Federal Government? Thanks to our career politicians in Washington,D.C. we now have the Federal Government involved in almost every aspect of our lives.
It never ceases to amaze me how billions of our tax dollars are being turned over to industries and companies who have shown an uncanny inability to operate in a fiscally responsible manner. If the automobile industry is being mis-managed, how is giving them $50 billion dollars going to suddenly fix the problem. This bail out money will still be managed by the slugs who screwed it up to begin with.
Also this past week, I imagine most of you have received e-mails or articles telling us that one of the next moves against our Second Amendment rights will involve the firearms ammunition industry. And this also includes ammunition components, so the re-loaders are not safe either. I have been telling people for years that these Congressional Bozos, once they realized they could not arbitrarily seize our firearms that they would go after the ammunition manufacturers and over regulate it until the cost of all ammunition would be prohibitive. If you don't believe me, go to a neighborhood firearms dealer or better still go by a gun show and see what is going on there. The crowds are unbelievable. The people are trying to stock up before the Congressional Mutts are able to pass legislation which will make it impossible to obtain ammunition or better still in their view to completely kill that industry.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott, Ann Fraley, James and Pat Murphy - Hobbs,NM; Ella Dunlop - San Antonio,TX; Susan O'Brien - Vacaville,CA; Arthur Baebel - Houston,TX; Irma and L.T. Drennan - Ada,OK; Ralph Glaeser - Gainesville,FL; Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, GySgt. James Walker, Cpl. Michael Rice, LtCol. James Moore, Brandon Robinson Sgt. Eric Harmon - USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - US Coast Guard; Elizabeth Chaffon, Clair Vest, SSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; LCDR. Robert McLay - USN; Midshipman Levi English - US Naval Academy; SSgt. Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek - USA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; John Mallory - DEA. Let us all five thanks to every man and woman serving in our military and pray for the families of these brave men and women who must be apart from them during this Thanksgiving Holiday.
MUTTS:
"Fat Teddy" (Kennedy); "Fat Jack"(Murtha); "Bug Eye"(Pelosi); "Bucket Head" (Kerry)
QUOTES:
"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, Public Debt should be reduced, the Arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the Assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." .................. CICERO - 55 BC
"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."............. THOMAS JEFFERSON
"The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give it to those who would not."....................... THOMAS JEFFERSON
During this Holiday Season, if you should suddenly awaken with an uncontrollable urge to choke the crap out of someone, might I suggest Harry Reid? Or if you are of the female persuasion give some serious thought to Nancy Pelosi.
Seriously, I want to wish each of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am just wondering how long it will be politically correct to say "Thanksgiving". I am sure the ACLU or some equally offensive group is working up a really solid protest to challenge this holiday.
Also I would like to recognize and honor the small community of Water Valley, Texas. Some friends and I attended a Six Man football playoff game there last Friday night and prior to the game they not only played our National Anthem, they also had a pre-game prayer. I am sure that somewhere the "Prayer Police" are working up an ACLU complaint against them. But I was proud they did what was RIGHT.
I am also very sorry that in the televising of tomorrow night's Texas vs, Texas A & M football game that the entire country will not be privileged to see the Texas A & M Fighting Texas Aggie Marching Band. It is quite simply the best marching band on the planet. No exceptions. Texas University has a superb marching band but the Aggie marching band is in a class by itself.
Later
JEM

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November 19, 2008 Pirates • Bailout • Socialist
Wednesday - November 19, 2008
Hello again from a completely pissed member of the West Texas Gun Clingers.
I am sure that many of you watched the interview with Barack and Michelle Obama last Sunday. I had the best intentions to watch it in its entirety, HOWEVER, I could force myself to watch only small portions of this softball interview. The main thing which jumped out at me was that the moderator would ask Barack a question and before he could completely get his response out, Michelle would either butt in and answer the question OR dispute his answer or just answer the question herself. Had I been the President Elect I would have found this type of behavior completely unacceptable. For that matter, not being the President Elect I found this unacceptable. As I said, I had the best of intentions but I will have to depend on some of you for the details. I can stand just so much.
LIBERAL COMPLAINT:
This week I also received an e-mail from someone who evidently had received last week's letter via forward. To say that this self proclaimed liberal has a major problem in perception is a mild understatement. I always read what these liberals have to say and I have come to the conclusion that liberals will say that you have a right to your own opinion, however it is valid ONLY if you agree with theirs. This individual criticized me for sending out my weekly opinion letter to people who viewed the situation in our country the same as did I. Imagine that. Communicating with people who are in agreement. At the risk of upsetting a liberal I shall continue to do so in spite of how liberals/socialists take it. When I think on it for a bit, putting liberals/socialists on "TILT" isn't a bad pass time. This person also made the astute observation that I must spend the entire day sitting at the computer. Actually I spend very little time at the computer. I would imagine that sitting down to write this letter is probably the longest period I spend at my computer at any one time.
Unlike many liberals/socialists I actually spend quite a bit of time reading or listening to or watching news programs. I also spend quite a bit of time running errands or drinking coffee with friends or shopping for items to send to our brave men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan or checking out book stores and gun shops. So once again, a liberal is completely WRONG.
SOCIALISM FROM "KEYNES AT HARVARD:
Keep in mind, this booklet was published in 1960 (For those of you residing in the "Freedom Living Workers Province of Massachusetts" that would be 48 years ago.) The following are observations from this publication:
**The modern educated mind is taught only to look for stop-gap measures to tide it over until a "dying capitalist system" is replaced by some form of government socialization.
Those graduates who manage to attach themselves to government bureaucracies are deemed fortunate. They are "riding the wave of the future." Other alternatives suggested to graduates are large corporate bureaucracies or the huge tax free foundations. These are considered entities which are about to merge into inevitable socialism.
All arguments against this philosophy of despair are called "reactionary." The ENTREPRENEUR, MERCHANT or BANKER is the villain of the piece.
No matter what phase of left wing infiltration we study, be it in GOVERNMENT, in INFORMATION MEDIA, in FOUNDATIONS, or in LABOR UNIONS, the tracks lead inevitably to Harvard University, whether we deal with Keynesian socialism, neo-Marxian socialism or with Bolshevik communism. This does not mean that Harvard has a monopoly of the leftist host. The roots of the left-wing ideology have penetrated deep into most of the large universities and colleges of America. The Harvard Graduate School has flooded the whole academic world with teachers trained in such leftist thinking.**
Now keep in mind that this was written in 1960 and if one wishes, we can plainly see just how widespread the socialist agenda has reached.
PIRATES:
How much longer will these Somali pirates be allowed to terrorize shipping off the East Coast of Somalia? Well, according to India, it has come to an end. I heard that an Indian vessel had sunk a pirate ship earlier today. About time someone decided that these "Well Armed" pirates had gone far enough. How well armed are they, you ask? From what I heard they had fully automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades. Don't you imagine that the worst armed ships in the United States, British, and Russian Navy might just accidently be a bit better armed than these bozos?
Actually when I first heard of these pirates and their attacks upon shipping, I came up with a guaranteed way to completely destroy them and their vessels. Here is what you do:
Advertise a huge fishing tournament in that area.
Invite all fishermen from Texas; Southeast New Mexico; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Arkansas; Alabama; Mississippi; Georgia; Florida and the Carolinas.
Tell them that they can keep ALL the fish they catch.
That's all you have to do. I can guarantee you all that the fishermen from those states have weapons, GPS equipment, temperament and attitude far superior to those idiot Somali pirates. And if the pirates survived the initial response, I am sure that these fishermen would have no problem whatsoever with reinstitution the "Walking Of The Plank".
BAILOUTS:
OK. Let me get this straight in my mind. We have CEO's of various lending institutions along with the heads of the "Big Three" in the U.S. automobile industry who have done an abysmal job in managing their various industries and companies. So our elected officials give anywhere between $25 Billion Dollars and $700 Billion Dollars spread out in various amounts to these people who have shown their inability to successfully manage their respective industries. Isn't this sort of like asking the losers of an election what strategy to employ to win an election?
RULES:
Last week, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia played to a tie game in the NFL. When asked about the tie game, Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb made the statement that he didn't know that a game could end in a tie. I can't remember in which year that an overtime period was employed during the regular season. Sudden death overtime has been in the rules for a long time regarding championship games but at one time a regular season game could end in a tie. Then the rules were changed to permit a single quarter sudden death overtime to be played. Of course the sudden death means that the first team to score is the winner. If the overtime period ends in a tie score, the game is an official tie.
Evidently some sports analyst made the statement that Donovan McNabb was "Ignorant of the overtime rules". Almost immediately someone took offense and said that this was a "Racist Statement". How in the hell is this racist. In 1958 the very first overtime championship game was played between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. After the game, Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas said that he did no know what would be done at the end of regulation play if the score was tied. So I guess that Johnny Unitas was "Ignorant of the overtime rules." But I guess that it is permissible to say this since Johnny Unitas was not a member of a minority. Give me a break.
MUTTS:
Since the MUTT list had gotten so long, I am going to start a whole new list with one name and I will add to it as time goes by, so here is the first name on the new MUTT LIST:
"Fat Teddy" - For those of you residing in the 'People's Republics of San Francisco and Austin' this would be Senator Edward Kennedy (D. MASS). He has already started out suggesting who should be in charge of certain committees. Sorry but his ability to judge the character of certain people is in question.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott, Ann Fraley, James & Pat Murphy - HOBBS,NM; Ella Dunlop - SAN ANTONIO,TX; Susan O'Brien - VACAVILLE,CA; Arthur Baebel - HOUSTON,TX; Irma and L.T.Drennan - ADA,OK; Ralph Glaeser - GAINSVILLE,FL; Rudy Bates, MSgt. Randy Morrow, GySgt. James Walker, Cpl. Michael Rice, LtCol. James Moore, Brandon Robinson, Sgt. Eric Harmon - USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas - US COAST GUARD; Elizabeth Chaffon, Clair Vest, SSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; LCDR Robert McLay - USN; Midshipman Levi English - US NAVAL ACADEMY; SSgt, Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek - USA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; John Mallory - DEA.
QUOTES:
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock.".............. THOMAS JEFFERSON
"I don't hold grudges, but I've got a good memory."........ MIKE DITKA
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.:................. THOMAS JEFFERSON
Last week I got an e-mail from a really nice lady who lives in Hobbs, New Mexico. She said that her comments regarding the Presidential election could only be understood by a crowd of 60 year old sailors. I thought that was a pretty good description.
I would like a show of hands of everyone who is pulling for Mark Cuban to beat the Insider Trading charges being leveled against him?
Gun show in San Angelo this week end. Lots of things for sale to which one can cling.
Everyone give some thought to getting together a Christmas box to send to one of our brave troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. If you don't have anyone in particular you can go to "AnySoldier.com".Then after you get to the website you can pick a branch of service and pick out someone from your state or just pick someone at random. It is a really good thing to do and I can guarantee you that those troops appreciate it. Show your appreciation to them.
Later
JEM

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November 12, 2008 Socialism • Veterans • Stupidity

" They operate very much like the gangs of the United States. Gangsters fight and kill each other to gain power, but immediately close their ranks when attacked by the forces of law and order."
The Fabians believe in "EASING" into absolute power by deceit. The Communists and Fascists believe in attaining power by violence. "The ends are the same since absolute power can only be maintained by VIOLENT REPRESSION."
"That Fabianism and its companions in the political underworld have gained DOMINATION of the HARVARD FACULTY is brought out in the May 16, 1960 issue of the New York Times (itself deeply under Keynesian influence, which reported that 1359 HARVARD FACULTY members and officers urged President Eisenhower, at the eve of the abortive Summit Conference, to agree to stop testing nuclear weapons EVEN WITHOUT INSPECTION OR CONTROL.* The article shows clearly that the HARVARD petition fits in perfectly to the world wide campaign organized by the Kremlin to disarm the United States.
*(Full account on front page of Harvard Crimson, May 16, 1960)
I will continue each week with excerpts from this very informative booklet and I believe you will all see clearly just what the liberal politicians have in store for us all. It will become pretty obvious that one of the prime objectives of Fabian Socialism is to gain control of our education system. And what better place to start than at one of our oldest and most respected universities which operates the most respected Law School in our country. Of course this will not stop with Harvard. They want to gain control of all the institutions of advanced learning. And who trains the instructors for our entire education from K through College?
I was listening to a newscast the day after Barack Hussein Obama won the Presidential election and heard and later saw where the African country of Kenya had declared a National Holiday in that country to celebrate Obama's rise to power. Hey! That is just what we need. African countries being recognized for their support of the AMERICAN President. Actually the thought of whether Kenya was happy about our election or not never even crossed my mind. Whether or not European, African, Asian, South American, Canadian, or Mexican citizens are pleased with the selection of an American President sort of brings out my Rhett Butler response. And for those of you residing in the "People's Republic of San Francisco" that would be. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Perhaps the Kenyans thought that since opposition slaughters did not occur that it deserved some recognition.
How about this from Chris Matthews (MSNBC, total Mutt). I listened to this Pillsbury Dough Boy look alike make the statement that he was going to do all he could to see that Barack Hussein Obama's Presidency worked. Chris said tha "We need this Presidency to work." HEY CHRIS!!! We need for every Presidency to "Work". Our citizens and our country suffer when the Presidency doesn't "Work". I guess then that we can surmise from this fat turd's statement that the Presidency of George W. Bush just didn't matter. As you may already know, I am not a very big fan of Barack Hussein Obama but I hope his Presidency works out for the benefit of our country and the American people. I don't have much faith that it will but I had rather see him be a good President than a slug. Always remember, our country made it under a Jimmy Carter Presidency. It would probably have been better under someone else but we did survive.
How about this for a complete racist and asinine statement from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Good ol' Donovan said that this election was the FIRST time he had ever voted and the only reason he did vote was due to the fact that a "Black Man" was running and had a chance to win. What if some white athlete had made a statement regarding not wanting Barack Hussein Obama to be elected because he was black. Reckon the media would have made a little something over that? As a matter of fact, I think I'll add him to our Mutt list.
I was listening to a talk radio show a couple of days back and heard of a novel new concept in the operation of a restaurant. This is in Salt Lake City, Utah I believe. Anyway it is a "Non Profit" restaurant called the "New World Cafe". What's different about it you ask? First of all, it is NON PROFIT. Second: The customers decide what they will pay for meals. A bit bizarre. But wait! There's more. The restaurant is overstaffed and they keep no daily records of purchases, expenses of any sort BUT at the end of the month they do realize a loss of $8,000.00. You might at this point be asking yourself this question. What part of addition and subtraction do these people not understand? I have come to the conclusion that the owners of this business probably take a pleasure cruise on a Russian submarine. (Now for those of you residing in the "Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Austin, a Russian sub is probably not the safest vessel on the seven seas) I am going to go way out on a limb and brand the business practices of the "New World Cafe" as stupidity of Biblical proportions.
Yesterday was Veteran's Day. This is one of my favorite holidays as it honors every man and woman who have served or are currently serving in our U.S. Military. I watched President Bush's speech yesterday and came to this conclusion. I believe that President George W. Bush really does appreciate our military and I believe that he has shown this over the past 8 years, despite what Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman and liberals/socialists may say. Also yesterday there were several programs on the History Channel and the Military Channel honoring our veterans and also 3 hours of programming dedicated to recipients of the Medal of Honor. I watched all 3 hours of this programming and noticed that every one of these recipients felt that their comrades who had given their lives were more deserving of the honor than they were. Every one of them said that they felt that they had only done what was right at that time. The men who had received their medal for rescuing others all said that they felt that if the positions were reversed, every one of the rescued men would have done exactly the same as he had done.
Also, Monday, November 10th was the 233rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. There were some really good programs aired over those two channels on that day also.
MUTTS:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer; Harry Reid; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Charles Rangel; John Kerry; Barney Frank; Maxine Waters; Sheila Jackson Lee; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Michael Moore; George Soros; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Jack Murtha; Colin Powell; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; Medea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; Claire McCaskill; Henry Waxman; Madonna; Lindsey Graham; Joseph Biden; Chuck Hagel; Dick Durbin; Patrick Leahy; Christopher Dodd; Alan Colmes; Shepard Smith; Wesley Clark; Joy Behar; Whoopi Goldberg; Oprah Winfrey; Mort Kondracke; Geraldo Rivera; Peggy Noonan; Maya Angelou; PETA; ACLU; LULAC; La Raza; Code Pink; MoveOn.org; ACORN; Al Franken; Carl Cameron; Phil Donahue; Donovan McNabb; The Los Angeles Times; The New York Times; That's enough for now. Next week we will start a whole new list. This one is getting way too long. Of course there are lots more MUTTS running loose in our midst.
PRAYER LIST;
Tony Knott; Ann Fraley; James & Pat Murphy - HOBBS,NM; Ella Dunlop - SAN ANTONIO,TX; Susan O'Brien - VACAVILLE,CA; Arthur Baebel - HOUSTON,TX; Irma & L.T. Drennan - ADA,OK; Rudy Bates; MSgt. Randy Morrow; GySgt. James Walker; Cpl. Michael Rice; LtCol. James Moore; Brandon Robinson; Sgt. Eric Harmon - USMC; Jason Plilar; Kenneth Thomas - US COAST GUARD; Elizabeth Chaffon; Clair Vest; SSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; LCDR Robert McLay - USN; Midshipman Levi English - US NAVAL ACADEMY; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Sgt. Logan McKinzie; PFC Richard Lee Bishop; Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek - USA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; John Mallory - DEA
QUOTES:
"A truly successful army is one that, because of its strength and ability and dedication, will not be called upon to fight because no one will dare to provoke it."..... RONALD REAGAN
"I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."................ THOMAS JEFFERSON
"The accounts of the United States ought to be, and may be made, as simple as those of a common farmer, and capable of being understood by common farmers." ... THOMAS JEFFERSON
"It's time we reduce the Federal budget and left the family budget alone."...RONALD REAGAN
Funny but as I was writing this last quote I caught the tail end of a statement made by our current Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson. I did not get to hear the entire statement but he ended up saying that he was concerned with his obligation to the "Global Community". Global Community by backside. This is just another cabinet appointment made by President Bush which I believe to be way wrong. Up to this point I have been less than enthused with many of his appointments. Some exceptions are General Petraeus, John Bolton, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Tony Snow.
I guess it is time to go find some stuff to do to take my mind off of the upcoming inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama. Gun clinging and ammunition hoarding come to mind as a pretty intelligent practice. Anyway, see you next week.
JEM

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October 28th, 2008 Murtha/Joe/Mort

Wednesday - October 28, 2008
Greetings from the West Texas Regional Chapter of Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Gun Clinging Sons of Jingoism.
Let me begin by voicing my opinion of the media coverage of the election up to this point. ENOUGH! If I hear the terms "Battleground State" or "Swing State" another time, I fear for anyone within my reach (family and friends excluded). These are a couple of terms which have been completely over used by the media mutts. Doesn't it make sense that ALL STATES are in fact "Battleground States"? If so, then doesn't it also make sense that if all the votes have been cast; and most of the results from the majority of the states are known; and neither candidate has a clear victory at hand; and neither has enough electoral votes to claim victory; wouldn't it be possible for several or perhaps all of the remaining states to be "Swing States"? Now for those of you residing in the "People's Republic of San Francisco" the remaining states would be able to "Swing" the election toward one particular candidate. Ah, but not so. Our idiot mainstream media, no, let me rephrase that, ALL OF OUR MEDIA have already decided which states are "Swing States" just as they have decided which states are "Battleground States." Just as they have decided who should be our next President.
So if the thought of the news media, and particularly the far left socialist leaning mainstream media, choosing our next President doesn't bother you then read no further. The brutal truth is that NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine and several more, are all in the tank for Barack Hussein Obama and have all attempted to do a real hatchet job on Sarah Palin. Have they succeeded? We will find out next Tuesday.
I believe it was yesterday when I had my TV on FOX News and it was in the time slot in the afternoon when Shepard Smith was hosting the program. He had a telephone interview with Joe Wurzelbacher (to clarify this for the Freedom Loving Residents of the Socialist Workers State of Massachusetts, this would be Joe the Plumber"). Let me say at this point that I know several good people who live in the State of Massachusetts, however the majority of the voters in that state have chosen "Fat Teddy", John Kerry, and Barney Frank as elected officials so the sanity of the majority of the Massachusetts voters is definitely in question.
Anyway the program showed a short film clip in which Joe the Plumber was speaking with a Jewish voter who stated that he thought that the election of Obama would mean the death of Israel. To this, Joe was in agreement. But Shepard Smith took issue with this and began to question Joe upon what information he was basing his opinion. Joe told him that he thought that Obama, by making the statement that he would meet WITHOUT PRE-CONDITIONS, with Iranian President Ahmadinejad told him what he needed to know. Of course "Shep" couldn't let this go and kept questioning Joe about his experience and knowledge of foreign policy affairs and basically making a pathetic attempt at belittling Joe. Joe in good fashion told "Shep" that he certainly was not a policy expert and probably knew enough about it to be dangerous. But he said that this was the way he felt and he agreed with the Jewish man who originally made the statement. Well, at this point let me make this perfectly clear, I also believe that a President Obama, with the full support of Louis Farrakhan I might add, would not be as friendly to Israel as would be necessary. Once again, this week, Shepard Smith's true colors came to light and they were those of a typical arrogant media mutt. Hey Shep! I agree with the voter and Joe.
I have a plan. Glenn Beck has already made the move from CNN to FOX News. My offer is simple; CNN gives FOX News Lou Dobbs and in return FOX News will give CNN Shepard Smith, Mort Kondracke, Geraldine Ferraro and another mutt to be named in the future. Is that a deal or what?
Regarding a Barack Hussein Obama link to Socialism. Here are a few facts which I picked up regarding Socialism as preached by Marx and Engals. (For those of you laboring in the Workers Re-Training Gulag of Austin that would be Karl and not Graucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo) The founder of Modern Socialism demanded a few things:
Heavy Income Tax (sound familiar?)
Abolishment of Inheritance Rights (sound familiar?)
Government control of Transportation and Communications (Fairness Doctrine?)
Free Education for ALL people (If you still believe that education is free, check your tax bill)
The Socialist Party Platforms include:
The socialization and Democratic control of NATURAL RESOURCES, BANKING & CREDIT.*
*Does this ring a bell? If not then you have been in a coma for the past couple of years.
Higher Wages AND SHORTER HOURS**
**Check the hours of the average French worker and see what they are now demanding.
The Complete BREAKDOWN of the Capitalist System***
***See any parallels here?
The definition of SOCIALISM in my Webster's Dictionary is: A theory by which the means of production and distribution are owned by society rather than individuals.
It should be somewhat apparent that Barack Hussein Obama's ideas for the re-distribution of income (you notice I said income, not wealth) and his universal health care ideas seem to indicate that private ownership of ANYTHING is not in his plans. At least for us. It seems as if his criteria for determining wealth is somewhat flexible also. He started out with $250,000 being the low end. Then later on he made the statement that $200,000 would be his minimum for an individual and a couple of days back his trained monkey, Joe Obiden, threw out the figure of $150,000. It seems to me as if the Democrats/Socialists have a bit of a problem with their math.
At first, Barack Hussein Obama stated that 95% of all Americans would receive a tax break. Then later on it was 95% of Working Americans would receive a tax break and the last figure I heard was 95% of American Families would receive his tax break. Could it be that the world's most articulate and intelligent human has a deficiency in mathematics. I am pretty sure that his not so well trained monkey, Obiden, is a bit deficient in this area.
But for a moment back to the media mutts. They are giving Barack Hussein Obama a complete pass on his associations with Louis Farrakhan; Reverend Jeremiah Wright; Tony Rezko; William Ayers; Bernadine Dohrn; ACORN and now the latest is the L.A. Times' refusal to release a film clip they have which shows the worlds smartest and most articulate human at some type of going away bash for some Muslim supporter of Yasser Arafat, I'm sorry but I don't recall this mutt's name.
I saw one of the Democrat/Socialist hacks a couple of days back saying that no one had actually associated Barack Hussein Obama with the ACORN group. Where has this idiot hack been. There has been so much evidence of Obama's ACORN connections that it is absolutely ridiculous for someone to claim that there is not the slightest connection between Obama and ACORN. Here is a small example of the fine work done by ACORN:
According to the National Review, Marion County, Indiana's (Indianapolis) registration now stands at 105% of the voting-age population. But of course I am sure that the two mathematical wizards, Obama and Obiden would have a perfectly logical answer to this mathematical oddity.
I watched yesterday a film clip of Geraldo Rivera telling Sean Hannity that he and Yasser Arafat were friends, and did Hannity think that this made Geraldo a terrorist? When pinned down, however, Geraldo changed it to say that Arafat was "friendly" toward him. Looks like ol' Geraldo was about to tell a small lie of his own. Hey! Does this make him eligible to serve in an Obama administration. Seems like lying is one of the things the Democrats/Socialists do best.
Last week, my wife and I attended a Republican luncheon and the speaker was out State Representative who is a conservative Republican. He quoted a few figures which is math that I can understand. A few years back, the Republicans became a majority in the Texas State House of Representatives and Senate. When they took over there was a $10 billion dollar deficit. Now we have a surplus of $8 billion dollars; There are presently more Fortune 500 companies based in Texas than any other state; Workers Comp has been reformed in the State of Texas; Our State Government has reformed the law suit system; Huge increase in the number of Doctors applying to be licensed in the State of Texas; There are presently 1,142 NEW Republican elected officials in the state; 650,000 new jobs. He brought out the fact that the State of California presently has a $15 billion dollar deficit. He also gave us this figure regarding the Ohio primary elections:
39% of the ballots cast in the Ohio primary were FRAUDULENT.
You see, ACORN is on the job.
Folks, the time is rapidly approaching. If you have not yet voted, please get everyone you know to go vote for John McCain/Sarah Palin. What Obama has in store for us is not in our best interests and I have no desire to live under a Socialist rule. In spite of what Obiden says, I can see a real parallel in Barack Hussein Obama and the Socialist doctrine of Karl Marx. This is the most important Presidential election in my lifetime and yours too, I'll bet.
MUTTS:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer; Harry Reid; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Charles Rangel; John Kerry; Barney Frank; Maxine Waters; Sheila Jackson Lee; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Michael Moore; George Soros; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Jack Murtha; COLIN POWELL; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; Medea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; Claire McCaskill; Henry Waxman; Madonna; Lindsey Graham; Joseph Biden; Chuck Hagel; Dick Durbin; Patrick Leahy; Christopher Dodd; Barney Frank; Alan Colmes; Shepard Smith; ALL OF THE CEO's OF THE BANKRUPT LENDING INSTITUTIONS; PETA; ACLU; LULAC; La Raza; Code Pink; MoveOn.org; ACORN; The Los Angeles Times; The New York Times; General Wesley Clark; Whoopi Goldberg; Joy Behar; Oprah Winfrey; Mort Kondracke; Geraldo Rivera
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott, Ann Fraley, James & Pat Murphy-Hobbs,NM; Ella Dunlop-San Antonio,TX; Susan O'Brien-Vacaville,CA; Arthur Baebel-Houston,TX; Irma and L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; Rudy Bates; M.Sgt. Randy Morrow, GySgt. James Walker,Cpl. Michael Rice,Lt.Col. James Moore,Brandon Robinson,Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas-US Coast Guard; Elizabeth Chaffon, Clair Vest, SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; Midshipman Levi English-US Naval Academy; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt (Fr) Kevin Peek-USA; Fr.Joseph M. Peak; John Mallory-DEA
QUOTES:
"We can't expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."......... NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."................... JOSEPH STALIN
"Liberalism is a pessimistic faith because it never sees the potential in Man, just his flaws. Rather than focus on ways to free people so that they can elevate themselves, liberalism instead concentrates on ways to subsidize people in their current misery. Liberalism is embarrassed by success and prosperity because independent and free people do not need liberals - - and above all, liberals need to be needed.".......... CAL THOMAS
"If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves."................... THOMAS SOWELL
Please let us not forget to remember all of our military men and women, particularly those serving in combat zones. Let us remember to remind others that our military will be among the first casualties in an Obama administration. We have all seen the e-mail regarding Obama's not wanting any uniformed police officers near him during photo ops. So why should we believe that he is going to have any regard at all for any man or woman who is in either the military or public safety? Looks like he puts these people in with the plumbers. So be it. I had rather be associated with a hard working plumber than I had with political mutts.
And remember, the Democrats/Socialists use the scare tactic of trying to get us to imagine what it would be like to have a President Sarah Palin should anything happen to John McCain. OK, I have this reply, just imagine what it would be like to have a President Joseph Biden, or for that matter a Vice President Joe Biden, or a Joe Biden in any position of authority at any time.
So with that thought in mind, let us remember the people of the State of Delaware in our prayers. They have had to live with this bozo for quite a few years. Then again, they keep re-electing him so keeping them in your prayers is optional.
I am pretty sure I saw a few stray Xenos this morning. So I am going to get my Phobing clothes on and see if I can't locate the odd one or so.
Later
JEM

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October 22nd, 2008
Wednesday - October 22, 2008
Hello once again from the West Texas Association For Gun Clinging Conspiratorial Jingoistic Right Wing Fed Up People.
Let me begin this week with a few quick words about Congressman Jack Murtha. FIRST CLASS MUTT. What made it really great was the fact that after he called the people in his Pennsylvania district racists, he returned to the camera and in a manner which only a liberal idiot could do, took back the racist comment and replaced it with "redneck". Way to go Jack. If stupidity were a country, you would be like Russia.
This past week we have all been subjected to various news stories about "Joe The Plumber". Aren't we fortunate that we have media outlets like NBC and several others to point out some really interesting facts about "Joe The Plumber". First we were made aware that his first name really isn't Joe. Then after some really outstanding investigative journalism techniques, we were made aware of the shocking fact that "Joe The Plumber" did NOT have a plumbing license. Boy those two facts were really Biblical in nature, weren't they? Now not only did the usual suspect liberal news sources harp on this until I was about ready to burst into flames, but FOX News crack reporter Shepard Smith saw fit to also make us aware of these two shocking facts. As a matter of fact, I found Shepard Smith's reporting of this to be really more obnoxious than the regular mainstream. Smith was snotty and condescending and even made the statement that since "Joe The Plumber" did not possess a plumbing license that perhaps he should be referred to as: "Joe, the guy who works on the pipes." I am sure that Shep thought he had hit a home run in the humor area but I thought he had shown his true colors, which were those of an arrogant turd.
Then when you really checked into these earth shattering reports a bit further, you learned that "Joe The Plumber's" real name was Samuel JOSEPH Wurzelbacher. You also learned that he was in fact working as a plumber under his employer's plumbing contractor's license which is legal in most states with which I am familiar. A number of years back, I called a plumber on a week end when my water heater went out and had a plumbing company come out on a Sunday to replace my old heater with a brand new one. Did the actual plumbing contractor come out to do this? Not hardly. His employee, who was operating under the contractor's license, came out with a new heater and he and I installed it with him doing most of the actual connecting of the pipes. I would imagine that if Shepard Smith and the remainder of the news Mutts who thought they had really done a bang up job of revealing these facts about "Joe The Plumber" had ever actually had any dealings with a plumbing company, they would have known that many of the "Plumbers" who come to your home to do plumbing work are actually employees operating under their employer's license. I am also sure that if they really put their minds to it, they might have accidentally stumbled upon the fact that many times, people are called by their nickname and many times they prefer to use their middle name. They might have actually been able to ascertain that "JOE" is often used as a nickname for "JOSEPH" which happens to be Mr. Wurzelbacher's middle name.
One must also wonder if it is incumbent upon all of us to obtain permission from the American news media to use any name other than our full proper name. If that is the case, do you suppose that Chris Matthews actual name is actually Christopher? Is Al Sharpton's actual first name Al, or could it be Albert or Alfonso or perhaps Algonquin or even Algenon? Inquiring minds want to know.
Actually, Joe Wurzelbacher has been interviewed this past couple of weeks and I thought he was a pretty intelligent sounding person and way more likeable than Shepard Smith and most of the other media mutts. Isn't it a shame that all this man did was ask a simple question to Barack Hussein Obama and as it turned out Obama's answer showed him up for the Marxist/Socialist mutt that he really is? BUT, who is the media on? Certainly not the world's most intelligent and articulate human. No let's get on an average hard working American's case and do everything within our power to make him look less than human.
Oh, and before I forget it, lots of plumbers in San Angelo, Texas charge between $75 - $85 per hour labor. This of course does not include the profit made on the parts and equipment installed. So in answer to Shep and several other media mutts, I would venture to say that there are a number of plumbing companies who make in excess of $250,000 per year.
Well it's about time. For many years, since about 1991 as a matter of fact, I have been telling people that Colin Powell was a first class liberal mutt. This week the "General" showed his true side. And I will make a prediction that if Barack Hussein Obama is elected, Colin Powell will have some job in the administration. Powell is one of the Bush appointments with which I disagreed from the beginning.
For a few moments, let me remain on one of the FOX News contributors who I believe is as liberal/socialist as they come. This would be Mort Kondracke. One must seriously wonder if democrats/liberals/socialists have any idea at all about our tax laws and tax structure. Again, this past week, Mort Kondracke made it a point to call the American public's attention to the fact that Barack Hussein Obama's tax plan would insure that American small businesses would not have to pay any capital gains tax. I would once again like to point out that a small business's profits are not taxed as a "Capital Gain". Just so even the residents of "The People's Republic of San Francisco" can grasp the meaning, let me give you the definition of "Capital Gain" as it is in my Webster's New World Dictionary.
CAPITAL GAIN: Profit resulting from the SALE of capital investments, as stocks.
So a small business does not pay capital gains taxes on everyday sales and services. Now see if Mort and company can grasp this. A business pays either corporate taxes or income taxes depending upon the size and structure of the particular business. I have spoken with a number of small business owners and they backed up this information.
So, Barack Hussein Obama's promise to cut capital gains taxes on small businesses is as hollow as is the man himself.
Is Joseph Biden the "Gift Which Keeps On Giving" or what? When the Vice Presidential candidate on a ticket which sports the most inexperienced and liberal Senator in the U.S. Senate makes a statement such as the one made this week by Joseph Biden, why is it that all of these Obama supporters, which the pollsters tell us are in the majority, cannot see just what could be in store for our country. The truth is, I believe that Joseph Biden rather uncharacteristically spoke the truth. Look into the past and see what Iran did when Jimmy Carter was our President. Then look and see what Iran did on the day that President Reagan was inaugurated. Remember, those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.
In "The People's Republic Of San Francisco" a group of first grade students were taken as a class to attend the same sex marriage ceremony of their female teacher. It was explained to the rest of us uninformed gun clingers that this was a "Field Trip" and that it was "Instructional" and a "Learning Experience". I guess an execution or an autopsy would also be "Instructional" and a "Learning Experience" but I'm not sure it would be advisable to expose a group of first graders to same. But then again, I do not live in the "City by the bay", nor am I likely to move there. Also I feel it necessary to mention that this ceremony was performed by San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsome who is a regular on our MUTT list.
MUTTS:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer; Harry Reid; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Charles Rangel; John Kerry; Barney Frank; Maxine Waters; Sheila Jackson Lee; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Michael Moore; George Soros; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Jack Murtha; COLIN POWELL; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; Medea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; Claire McCaskill; Henry Waxman; Madonna; Lindsey Graham; Joseph Biden; Chuck Hagel; Dick Durbin; Patrick Leahy; Christopher Dodd; Barney Frank; Alan Colmes; Shepard Smith; ALL OF THE CEO's OF THE BANKRUPT LENDING INSTITUTIONS; PETA; ACLU; LULAC; La Raza; Code Pink; MoveOn.org; ACORN; General Wesley Clark; Whoopi Goldberg; Joy Behar; Oprah Winfrey; Mort Kondracke. I'm tired so I will end it here.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott, Ann Fraley, James & Pat Murphy-Hobbs,NM; Susan O'Brien-Vacaville,CA; Arthur Baebel-Houston,TX; Irma and L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; Rudy Bates; M.Sgt. Randy Morrow, GySgt. James Walker,Cpl. Michael Rice,Lt.Col. James Moore,Brandon Robinson,Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; Jason Plilar, Kenneth Thomas-US Coast Guard; Elizabeth Chaffon, Clair Vest, SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; Midshipman Levi English-US Naval Academy; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Sgt. Logan McKinzie, PFC Richard Lee Bishop, Capt (Fr) Kevin Peek-USA; John Mallory-DEA
QUOTES:
"A nation which makes great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."....THUCYDIDES, 460 B.C.
"Facts don't matter much politically if they are not reported. The media is not alone in keeping facts from the public. Republicans, for reasons unknown, don't seem to know what it is to counter-attack. They deserve to lose. BUT, the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.".................. THOMAS SOWELL
"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.".........
................. THOMAS JEFFERSON
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending time at Ozona High School in Ozona, Texas. I was a guest speaker at several Criminal Justice classes under the tutelage of a good friend, Ben English. It was a real pleasure to see how some small town high school students handled themselves. Of course, it was a reflection of the discipline required by Ben of his students. But that came as no surprise to me as I have also had the pleasure of meeting Ben's family which includes the young Midshipman Levi English named in our prayer list as well as Levi's younger brother Ethan who is a senior at Ozona High School. Ethan is interested in following in his brother's footsteps at the U.S. Naval Academy. Ben recently retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety where Ben served for over twenty years as a DPS Highway Patrolman. Anyway it was really a pleasure to interact with these fine young people and I sure do believe that the people in that small West Texas town are fortunate to have a man the caliber of Ben English as a part of their community.
Also while in Ozona I got to visit with my second cousin who is the Chief Deputy with the Crockett County Sheriff's Department.
A few moments ago I just got off the telephone with my old ex-partner Peary Perry. We of course discussed several things and how foolish some people are and how completely incapable many people are in grasping the real truth about how things really are. I was reminded of something which occurred several years prior to my wife and I moving from Hobbs, New Mexico to San Angelo, Texas. The main post office in Hobbs was located downtown and was a really small building. It had some space for P.O. boxes and had a service area with four stations. So if all stations were working there were four clerks. The U.S. Postal Service built a really nice new post office in the Northeast end of town. Lots more parking and a much larger building with the lobby area being a good deal larger. But there were still only four clerk stations which was exactly the same as the old smaller stations. I would listen to people talk and they would say that the service at this new post office should move people through much more rapidly since the building was so much larger than was the old post office. After I had heard enough of these astute observations I finally snapped one day and told a small group that had they built a building which had the floor space of The Astrodome, there were still only FOUR clerk stations. The size of the building had nothing to do with the speed of service. Four clerks in a phone booth is still four clerks. These people looked at each other and thought about it for a moment and proclaimed that they had never quite thought of it that way.
I fear that we are preparing to have our next President chosen by a group of people who have no more grasp of reality than did those folks did about the Hobbs post office. God help us all.
Well I guess I had better go for today. Word has it that there have been a few Xenos spotted in the area and I guess I had better see if I can locate them and phobe the daylights out of them
Later
JEM

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October 15th, 2008 TAX •COMMERCIAL • DEBATE
Wednesday-October 15, 2008
Hello from the West Texas Headquarters for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
I hope all of you are as concerned as I about a couple of occurrences which came to light within the past couple of days. And no, I am not speaking about the economy as a whole or the retail sales drop or the inability of some to obtain loans.
I am speaking of the INDEFINITE SUSPENSION of Dallas Cowboys defensive back, Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, AND the announcement that Madonna is getting a divorce. What's that? You don't give a damn? Well frankly Scarlet, neither do I. Why anyone one the face of the earth should find interest in anything that Madonna does is beyond me. And why is it not a surprise that "Pac-Man" has been involved in yet another incident which was against the NFL rules of conduct? Let me see if I can break this down so that the people who reside in the People's Republic of San Francisco might gain a grain of understanding. Madonna = Overpaid Spoiled Bitch; Adam "Pac-Man" Jones = Criminal.
Now for something a little more on the serious side. I imagine I will watch at least part of tonight's Presidential Debate. At this point in time, and I hate to admit this, I believe that we are going to be looking at Barack Hussein Obama as our next President. And of course this is just my own opinion, but I believe that Senator John McCain has gone overboard in trying to sell to the American people that he is willing to work "Across The Aisle" with Democrats/Socialists and Republicans alike. Last week, while watching one of John McCain's town hall meetings I saw a man in the audience stand up and make the statement that he was afraid for our country, should Barack Obama be elected, on the appointment of liberal Supreme Court Justices. I personally thought this was an open door for John McCain to get in some really good points on this subject. But did he?
No, he replied to this man that there was no need to be afraid of an Obama Presidency as Barack Obama was an honorable man and basically went on to try to sell this fact to the audience. There was a moment of silence and then some boos from a Pro-McCain audience. I believe that the American people are MAD AS HELL with the current administration AND our democrat/socialist controlled House and Senate. It seems to me as if Congress has a lower approval rating than President Bush. And I must tell you that I supported President Bush on his first and second bids for President. My reasons for being upset with President Bush can be boiled down to a couple of items. The first being that he did not use his veto power nearly enough; The second being his support of the idiotic "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" legislation; You can also throw in some of his appointments to key cabinet posts and his nomination of Harriet Miers as a Supreme Court Justice. But all in all I have supported most of his positions.
So once again we are back to being bombarded with the attempt to get the support of "Undecided Voters". I believe you all know my opinion on someone who has not decided at this stage of the campaign whom he/she is going to vote for. Then of course we have no idea at all how many voters that the democrat/socialist/Obama backed group, ACORN. have signed up. Nor do we know how many of these bozos will actually vote. Nor do we really know if our government is pursuing this matter as aggressively as they should be. I strongly imagine due to political correctness and the fact that almost all of the ACORN employees and perspective voters illegally signed up happen to be minorities, that little or nothing will be done until after it is too late. Then we will be looking at an Obama administration and I can assure you all that identification and prosecution of these people will be placed way low on the priority list.
I listened to Barack Hussein Obama speaking with a plumber who owned his own small business and fell into the over $250,000 per year income bracket. The plumber told Obama that he worked very hard to have a successful business and that taking more of his money would be completely unfair. Barack Hussein Obama told this man that his doing well in his business was a good thing BUT that others deserved the opportunity to do the same thing. So if my understanding of his economic policy is correct he intends to re-distribute the wealth of people making over $250,000 per year as a starting point. Now, how long will it be before he wants to re-distribute the wealth of people making over $200,000 per year? Then do we drop down to $175,000 in a few years? The idea of re-distribution of wealth is pure socialist in nature.
I also heard Barack Hussein Obama make a statement that everyone has the RIGHT to a college education. I would like to know just exactly where in the U.S. Constitution that anything gives us the RIGHT to a college education. I believe that anyone who works hard should have the OPPORTUNITY to further their education but I sort of view it like I do many other things. It depends upon how hard an individual is willing to work to achieve their desired goals. Along these same lines I heard on some news program the other day a woman say that the Constitution GUARANTEED us the "Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I absolutely wanted to scream. No one managed to tell this squack that the "Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" is taken from the Declaration of Independence,NOT the Constitution.
I have heard on several occasions that Barack Hussein Obama will cut taxes for 95% of all Americans. Then later on I heard him say that 95% of Working Americans would realize a tax cut. I also heard him make the statement on several occasions that he would cut the Capital Gains Tax on Small Businesses. OK, that all sounds pretty good BUT I know lots of people who own what could be considered a Small Business. The taxes paid by these Small Business are NOT Capital Gains Taxes. Capital gains taxes are paid when someone or some group sell investment real estate or other types of investments FOR A PROFIT. So saying that you are going to cut capital gains taxes on small business is a bit like saying that you are going to give a $100,000 per year tax credits on all people over 50 years old who weigh over 300 pounds and can run the 100 meter dash in under 9.9 seconds. Oh, for those of you residing in the "Freedom Loving Workers' Province of Austin" , that would be NO ONE.
I can remember many people who owned small businesses during the early 1980's when the price of oil plummeted from $44 per barrel to under $10 per barrel. A few survived but many did not. This included many banks. The banks had made many unsecured loans to small businesses who were involved in some aspect of the petroleum business. Many of those small businesses did not take care of their finances and spent money like drunken sailors and then when the bottom fell out, people who owed the small business could not pay their bills which meant the small businesses could not pay their bills which meant that the banks did not receive their payments from the small businesses. In this particular case, this often was the rule rather than the exception. BUT the small businesses which did survive this crisis were really frugal with their money and they were able to survive these tough times and when the price of oil began to increase, so did their businesses and their profits. Anything ring a bell here? Now I will admit that this did not effect as many businesses or banks as this latest fiasco but the same principles apply. Oh, and do not let me fail to mention that during the oil crash in the 1980's the American people were not looking at the possibility of our country electing a pure Socialist as our President.
Now, I will admit that I am not an expert in economics BUT I will be willing to bet you that I can manage money better than most. No one on the planet has yet to explain to me how increasing taxes is going to help our country. Perhaps curbing wasteful spending might be a step in the right direction. I would like a show of hands of all those who believe that our government can tax our way out of the current economic crisis. So with all of Barack Hussein Obama's talk of his proposed tax and spend plans and his re-distribution of wealth mentality do some of you get the idea that just maybe Barack Hussein Obama is lying to all of us? And I just imagine that many of you either fall into this small business category OR have family and friends who this will effect. I know I have family and friends who stand to lose a great deal if Barack Hussein Obama is elected and his idiotic policies along with an incompetent democrat/socialist controlled House and Senate are placed in positions of power. If I did own a small business now, I would probably operate like the folks who made it in the 1980's did. I would curb my spending and use caution on those with whom I did business.
Once again, I intend to vote for John McCain. I can only hope that there are a lot of us out here who feel the same as I do and recognize the democrats/socialists for what they are. We cannot afford to fumble the ball at this point in the game.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Ann Fraley-Hobbs,NM; Rudy Bates-Recovering From Major Surgery; Irma & L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-US Coast Guard; Midshipman Levi English-US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth C. Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair Vest-USAF; PFC Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; Susan Obrien-Vacaville,CA; Arthur Baebel-Houston,TX; Fr. Kevin Peek-Capt. USA; This week I also received a couple of requests for prayers for several people who are battling alcohol problems and are attempting to get their lives back in order. The requests were made that these people not be identified by name for pretty obvious reasons. So for all of these good people along with the families of our military men and women, let us keep them in our daily prayers.
QUOTES:
"We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public's money." .............
........... DAVID CROCKETT*
"I would rather be beaten and be a man than to be elected and be a little puppy dog."....................
............ DAVID CROCKETT*
*Where did this type of thinking get lost by our present members of Congress?
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." .................. HARRY TRUMAN
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Barney Frank; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Christopher Dodd; Lindsey Graham; John Kerry; Patrick Leahy; Henry Waxman; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton; Claire McCaskill; Alan Colmes; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; George Soros; Medea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; ACORN;; Code Pink; MoveOn.org; ACLU; PETA; La Raza; LULAC; Michael Moore; Chuck Schumer; DIck Durbin; Sheila Jackson Lee; Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Charles Rangel; Geraldine Ferraro; Bob Beckel
Also I must say that last Sunday night's long awaited program in which Sean Hannity was to have really done some hard hitting on Barack Hussein Obama was a complete BUST. I still have to ask this question: Why would any conservative American give a damn about what either Geraldine Ferraro or Bob Beckel has to say on any subject? It doesn't matter what the subject is, I can almost tell you word for word what both of these MUTTS will say prior to them opening their mouths.
ODDS AND ENDS:
A couple of weeks back I was at the HEB Supermarket and looked in the magazine section and saw where Sports Illustrated had published a special issue dedicated to football in the State of Texas. It had some really interesting stories on high school, college and professional football in the state. It had articles on the old Southwest Conference and on some of the old TCU teams with special stories on high school super star Kenneth Hall from Sugarland, Texas. Several of them caught my eye but there was one special piece on running back Earl Campbell who played his high school football in Tyler,Texas for John Tyler High School. He then attended college and played for the University of Texas where he won the Heisman Trophy in his senior year. He then went on to play professionally with the Houston Oilers where he made quite a name for himself in the NFL record books and was of course inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Of course all of his coaches had nothing but praise for him but what really caught my eye was a statement made by an opposing coach. The coach was Barry Switzer from the University of Oklahoma. The statement was made in 1978 which was the year after Earl won the Heisman Trophy and was a rookie running back with the OIlers. In 1978 Oklahoma running back Billy Sims won the Heisman Trophy and his coach, Barry Switzer offered this comparison between Earl Campbell and his own star running back, Billy Sims: "Earl Campbell is the greatest player who ever suited up. He's the greatest football player I've ever seen. Billy Sims is human. Campbell isn't" Pretty high praise from an arch rival coach.
So I guess in the long run it is not necessarily what your friends say that counts. What your rivals say can often tell you more about your character. The article wasn't all about the physical abilities of Earl Christian Campbell. It was about his character. A few years back I watched Earl Campbell on a football program and he could barely walk. Ronnie Lott asked Earl if looking back he thought that he could have prolonged his great career if he had chosen to run out of bounds as opposed to taking on tacklers head on. Earl told him that he wouldn't have run out of bounds even once. That just wasn't his running style. I recall NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown being asked the same question and I also liked his reply: "If you've got rabbit in your blood, then you need to do something else instead of play running back in the NFL." I also remember a quote from David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams "Fearsome Foursome": "Anybody that tells you that they were sorry to see Jim Brown retire is either lyin' or played for the Cleveland Browns".
COMMERCIAL:
I know that all of you have seen the commercial about what it would be like if Firemen ran the government. Right now, I sort of like the style of the Fireman run government over the prospects of a socialist Obama run administration.
Please do not stay home on election day. Get out and vote for John McCain.
Later
JEM

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October 8, 1980 • Partisan / Debate / Reach
Wednesday - October 8, 2008
A pretty hot welcome from the West Texas Branch of Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Gun Clingers.
Last night I tried to watch the John McCain - Barack Hussein Obama debate. I found it to be incredibly dull and really without a whole bunch of substance. As you might have guessed, I am NOT an UNDECIDED voter. At this late stage of the game, if an individual is UNDECIDED then he or she, as the case may be, is in dire need of an intelligence transfusion. While attempting to get excited about this debate, all the time knowing full well that The Missouri Breaks was showing on the Western Channel, all I heard was pretty much the same old stuff.
There is no doubt in my mind that John McCain is light years ahead of the ultra liberal Senator from Chicago. While John McCain did point a few well deserved fingers at Obama, I personally thought he spent way too much time telling us about his ability to "Reach across the aisle" and work with Democrat/Socialist Senators naming "Fat Teddy"(this would be Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy); Russ Feingold; and a couple of other far left loons. Every time I hear the term "Reach Across The Aisle" I can't help but think of the reasons given to "Reach Across The Aisle". The only valid reason I can come up with to "Reach Across The Aisle", particularly to reach Fat Teddy or Russ Feingold, would be to choke the crap out of them both.
But we all know that what today's politicians mean by "Reaching Across The Aisle" is to work in a "BI-PARTISAN" manner with a bunch of socialists who have absolutely no intention of giving in to any conservative thought or suggestion. I have had about enough of bi-partisan behavior. I am about ready for so called conservative politicians to just stand up for what is right. Stop giving in to these far left leaning bozos. Remember, giving in is EASY. Standing up for what is right is HARD. These people are not elected to take the easy way out.
Let me again address the "Undecided Voters". It seems to me that this Presidential campaign has been going on for about a year or so and I had my favorites pretty early in the game. John McCain became the Republican nominee and I did not have to think very long before I decided that Senator McCain would receive my vote. One of the reasons for reaching this decision was that just one look at ANY of the democrat/socialist candidates turned my stomach. But in their infinite wisdom the democrats/socialists saw fit to choose Barack Hussein Obama as their standard bearer. But long before he was named as their choice, I had DECIDED for whom I would vote. I am not sure that these UNDECIDED VOTERS are not a figment of the news media's imagination. I am of the opinion that most people decided pretty early in the game for whom they would cast their vote. Ah, but that would not be good for the network news mutts.
I was sent an audio clip yesterday of some interviews conducted by someone on the Howard Sterns Show. Now, I imagine that you all know that I would rather be pecked to death by a duck than agree with ANYTHING said or done by this Sterns mutt. BUT yesterday I had to agree with Howard Sterns as his interviews pointed out without a doubt that many black voters were voting FOR Barack Hussein Obama for one reason only and that was the fact that he was black. What the interviewer did was go to Harlem and ask people for whom they were voting and of course they all said Barack (Hussein) Obama. (I threw the Hussein in because it pisses off the liberals). Then the interviewer asked them why and the folks replied that they liked his policies and his beliefs. Then the interviewer asked them if they supported Barack Obama's "Pro Life Policies"; "His choice of Sarah Palin as VP"; or "His support of the War in Iraq". And of course all of these well informed voters said they supported every one of these Obama policies. Even Howard Sterns thought these people were goofy.
Now if agreeing with Howard Sterns were not enough to shake the earth, I also found myself in agreement with ALEC BALDWIN. I actually saw Alec Baldwin blaming Barney Frank and Congress for the problems with our financial institutions. What will happen next? Alec Baldwin and Howard Sterns on the same day? Frightening.
This past week, both of our Texas Senators voted FOR the "Bail Out Legislation". Unfortunately so did my Representative. I had written and e-mailed all of them requesting that they not support this pork laden legislation but apparently this had no effect. Our Representative actually had an article in our local paper in which he said that the majority of his constituents were AGAINST the legislation but he felt that its passage was in all of our best interests. Isn't it amazing how these people seem to always know what is best for us.
Anyway, I thought that Senator McCain missed a couple of chances to really pour it to Barack Hussein Obama. In all fairness, he did point out several issues in which Barack Hussein Obama showed his true colors.
During the daylight hours, we have been subjected to some House hearings with an absolutely brilliant panel of elected mutts with Henry Waxman chairing the hearings. They were questioning some of the top management of some of the lending institutions which had gone belly up. On Monday, this body of incompetents were questioning Richard Fuld who was the CEO of Lehman Brothers. I personally believe that this man should be a target in an investigation and I feel sure that good investigators could dig up enough evidence on him to send him directly to jail without passing GO.
But in response to some fairly inept questioning by this panel of clowns, Mr. Fuld began answering and using terms, which I will admit confused me. He began talking about leverage, liquidity, collateral calls, margin calls, tier one liquidity, etc...... I admit that I was completely lost as to the meaning of many of his statements. BUT, I looked at the faces of this panel and they had the same blank look as I had and I knew then that Fuld was giving them a bunch of double talk and not a one of them had the courage to get him to slow down, stop and explain in plain terms just exactly what he was talking about.
I have a question. How was it possible for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stand before a microphone and praise Barney Franks for his "Leadership"? If this sissy is a leader then I will probably be made an Admiral in the Ethiopian Navy.(Now for those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, I don't believe that Ethiopia has a Navy).
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Barney Frank; Barbara Boxer; Chuck Schumer; Dick Durbin; Sheila Jackson Lee; Diane Feinstein; Christopher Dodd; Lindsey Graham; John Kerry; Patrick Leahy; Henry Waxman; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton; Claire McCaskill; Alan Colmes; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; George Soros; Medea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; Code Pink; MoveOn.org; ACLU; PETA; LA RAZA; LULAC; Michael Moore
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Ann Fraley-Hobbs,NM; James & Pat Murphy-Hobbs,NM; Arthur Baebel-Houston,TX; Susan O'Brien-Vacaville,CA; Irma & L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-US Coast Guard; Levi English-US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair Vest-USAF; Rudy Bates; PFC Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; Fr. Kevin Peak-Capt. USA; Also the families of all of our men and women serving in the U.S. Military.
QUOTES:
"When it's too tough for them, it's just right for us." ........... DARRELL ALLEY, LB Buffalo Bills, 1990
"If you allow yourself to be led around by your nose, you will probably be kicked in the ass."............
................. NEIL CAVUTO, FOX News
"Abraham Lincoln said,' You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.' Right now the polls indicate that a whole lot of the people are being fooled a whole lot of the time."................... THOMAS SOWELL
"A compromise which results in a half-step toward evil is all wrong.".. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Well, I just imagine that most of you were as sad as I when the news of O.J.'s conviction on ALL TWELVE COUNTS. If any of you are of a mind to donate to an O.J. Appeal Fund, just send the money to me and I will make sure it is put to some really good use. And what was so beautiful about this sorry mutt's conviction was that it was 13 years to the day of his acquittal in the double murder case in Los Angeles. I am sure we will be subjected to months of whining and accusations of racism, but it might be worth it to see this turd finally get what he so richly deserves.
This past week in our local paper, there was a really nice article about a local author who has written several books and is a true expert on one of my absolute favorite people, Theodore Roosevelt. The man to whom I am referring is one of the good conservatives on my regular mail list. His name is Mike Thompson. I just purchased one of his earlier novels "Charlie Deegan" which is on CD and I have read, I believe his second novel, "Curse of Al Capone's Gold". I have also had the pleasure of proof reading another novel which I believe is being edited at the moment. Mike is not only a super writer, he is also a really good guy. So if any of you enjoy reading, I believe that "Curse of Al Capone's Gold" is available through Amazon. At least that's where I purchased mine. Also, I believe that it will soon be released in paper back. Good stuff.
Let us all get out and get to work and get people out to the polls and vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. People, we cannot afford to let Barack Obama and Joseph Biden get their hands on the Executive Branch with both Houses of our Congress being in control of socialists.
Later
JEM

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October 4, 1980 • Pickins / FLDS / Monopoly
Wednesday - October 1, 2008
Greetings from the Vast Gun Clingin' Jingoistic Politically Incorrect SUV Drivin' Guerilla Attack Machine.
We got in yesterday afternoon from Lake City, Colorado where we spent several days and had the pleasure of visiting our daughter and all five of our grand children as well as our two great grand children. The main event was attending our oldest grandson's wedding. It was an outdoor wedding with lots of good food. One of the dishes served at the rehearsal dinner was a roast pig which was prepared by our son-in-law. It was cooked underground for 26 hours and then placed on a large smoker for several more hours. It was exceptionally good. Our grandson married a really beautiful young lady who likes to hunt and fish. She is a real keeper.
Other than a few hours last Sunday, when I managed to watch the Broncos and the Cowboys both lose, we did not watch any television. But when we got to Hobbs, New Mexico and turned on FOX News, it was like watching a repeat of what we were watching before we left on our trip. Isn't it nice to know that our Senate and House of Representatives never changes. They manage to maintain the same degree of incompetency regardless of the passing of time. People are always talking about change. Wouldn't it be refreshing to see our elected national officials begin to place the welfare of our country and the American citizen ahead of their own personal interest? I heard a caller on a talk radio show suggest that perhaps we should elect nothing but illegal aliens to the House and Senate and that would make President Bush's statement that "They are just here to do jobs that Americans won't do" a one hundred percent true statement.
I am almost to the point of depending upon others to tell me what idiotic things are said and done by Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. It is almost impossible for me to watch and listen to this self centered bozo without being overcome by an uncontrollable urge to choke the crap out of him. But that feeling is rapidly offset by the same feelings toward House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. One would almost wish for Harry to either move to California or Nancy to move to Nevada so that the two leading mutts could both live in and represent that particular state and set a whole new standard for incompetency.
I see that there has been precious little progress made on this bail out of FannieMae and FreddieMac. I am still at a bit of a loss as to why American taxpayers are going to be stuck with the tab for incredibly stupid lending and borrowing practices of these two government run programs. Then both houses of Congress are working on a plan to pour $700 billion dollars (for those of you who reside in the People's Republic of San Francisco, that is a 7 followed by 11 zeros) into these two incompetent entities. Then they tell us that this will be closely monitored by the same people who were monitoring it from the start. I am beginning to form the opinion that our government is being managed by people who have the management and oversight skills of drunken marmosets.
Do you ever get the idea that perhaps we are being lied to at every turn? I heard this morning that the Senate version of this bail out has a couple of pork amendments attached. I did not catch exactly what they were but I must question any amendments which have nothing to do with the economy being attached to the bill. Of course I have over the past couple of days watched and listened to successful businessmen and economy experts tell us that the whole bail out legislation is not needed.
And I am still asking myself a couple of questions when I hear people tell us that these poor home owners who have been the "VICTIMS" of foreclosure are out all these large sums of money. Let me see if I understand this correctly:
A = Home Lending Institution
B = Home Builder
C = Home Purchaser
B - builds the home which is overpriced.
C - borrows money to purchase the overpriced home and knows from the start that he cannot make the payments..
A - loans C the money, knowing full well that C cannot possibly make the payments, but the money is actually given to B with A knowing full well that the home is overpriced to begin with.
B - has his money and is plenty happy and is out of the picture.
C - has the overpriced house and the debt and he is happy for a very short while until he realizes that he cannot make the payments to A.
A - holds the mortgage and is happy for a short while until he realizes that C cannot possibly make the payments to repay the money which was given to B.
SO, A - takes possession of the overpriced home after repossessing it from C.
The overpriced home which was put up as collateral is now in the possession of A.
Which means that A-has the overpriced house; B - has his money; C - has no overpriced house and no payments.
Why then, can't A - price the house reasonably, sell it, and perhaps recuperate some of their loss
Please tell me how this all means that the rest of the American people have to come up with $700 BIllion dollars to bail out people who have made horrible choices and didn't check with the rest of us prior to the deal being made?
While on our trip, I had the occasion to watch my two youngest grandsons, 11 and 9, go head to head in a hotly contested game of Monopoly. Of course they adjusted the rules a bit as it suited them. They really didn't bother with houses or hotels but charged the rent as if the houses or hotels were on the property. If one of them held one piece of a particular property, they charged rent as if it held one house; if they held two pieces of the same color property the rent was charged as if it held two houses; and if they held the third piece of the same color property then you had to pay rent as if it held a hotel. There was the odd argument or so and the oldest one let the youngest one slide on the rent on a couple of occasions. His kindness was repaid by the youngest one demanding his rent immediately. The oldest got into a little financial bind and had to mortgage all of his property and had the ill fortune to land on one of the red pieces of property and the rent was somewhere around $900 and he only had about $500. So the youngest one announced in a rather loud voice that the game was over. He began to dance around the room in a manner reminiscent of T.O. scoring a touchdown.
The thought crossed my mind that I would trust the financial judgement of my youngest grandson ahead of the CEO of either FreddieMac or FannieMae. A sad commentary on our times. Of course about thirty minutes later the oldest one took his revenge by winning the best two out of three games in air hockey.
What really steams my clams is the fact that none of this was made public until it was too late. I recall hearing several conservatives on the radio and TV make mention several years back that this whole home mortgage business was headed for a huge fall. Seems like our elected officials held this information back. What should we do? I would suggest for starters, have the FBI and IRS do a thorough investigation and prosecute the devil out of ANYONE who violated the law, regardless of his/her position.
After we got home yesterday afternoon, our telephone rang and upon answering the phone we were treated to a recorded message by T. Boone Pickins telling us of the advantages of wind power. As if we were not subjected to enough T.Boone every day on television. It brought to mind that just about two hours prior to T.Boone honoring us with a recorded message, we had passed 5 or 6 pretty large wind farms between Big Spring and San Angelo. One of them had approximately 40 wind turbines and not one of them was turning. Ah, but you are saying, perhaps the wind was not blowing hard enough. But right across U.S. Highway 87 from the completely idle wind farm was another of about the same size and 4 of them were in motion. 4 out of 40 isn't too good in my books. We passed several more ranging in size from 20 to 40 turbines and only a very few were actually in use.
I guess that the one good thing about them not moving is that whooping cranes, sand hill cranes and geese will be able to make their migratory flights in a greater degree of safety. At least that is what the Eco-terrorists tell us. I also read a piece in our local liberal rag a week or so back where the T. Boone Pickens wind energy plan was being supported by the Executive Director of the " West Texas Wind Energy Consortium." You think this guy might have a bit of a slanted view?
Our local paper this morning ran a story of three more FLDS men who had surrendered pursuant to indictments handed out by a Schleicher County Grand Jury. This brings the total to eight with a ninth man still at large. The guys in the latest arrest were Lehi Barlow Jeffs; Abram Harker Jeffs; and Keith William Dutson. All were charged with sexual abuse of a child and the 2 Jeffs were charged with bigamy. Seems to me that the names of Jeffs and Jessop are pretty common with the FLDS sect.
N.Y. Congressman Charles Rangel wrote an open letter to New Yorkers saying that he has done nothing wrong and is the target of a "GOP Guerrilla War." So that is why I included "Guerrilla" at the first of the letter. If it is something which makes Charles Rangel unhappy, then count me in.
Last week I heard an audio clip from a speech given by Barack Hussein Obama,who the liberals/socialists believe to be the "World's most articulate and intelligent human being." In this speech he went on as to how he was going to pour additional funds into investment in public education. Now if you weren't scared already, that should push you over the edge. After the wedding this week I spoke with a young lady who is a college student at Western Colorado in Gunnison,CO. She is majoring in history and wants to be a history teacher. In our conversation she brought up the fact that history as is being taught in public schools today is a seriously watered down product with lots of important aspects of our nation's history being eliminated in the spirit of political correctness.
A couple of years back I looked at an American History text book which was the property of our neighbor's daughter who was a middle school student. I looked at the section addressing the Civil War and there were only about 7 pages dedicated to the Civil War and I saw Robert E. Lee's name mentioned once. Perhaps we can get Senator Joseph Biden to improve our history curriculum since he seems to have a firm grasp on history. President Franklin D. Roosevelt? On TV? Stock Market Crash?
While driving through New Mexico, I heard a commercial for N.M. Congressman Steve Pearce who is running for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Pete Dominici. In this particular commercial, Steve Pearce said that his opponent was "Breathtakingly Liberal". I liked that and thought that it sounded like something which probably at some point in time was said by William F. Buckley. I watched Mr. Buckley on one show several years back and he made a statement about a particular subject and some idiot asked him if he really believed he was correct and Mr. Buckley's reply was that he not only thought he was correct but that he believed himself to be "Fastidiously Correct". Do I ever miss William F. Buckley.
I saw some article in a magazine section of the Denver Post and it was advertising the fact that tomorrow on one of the daytime talk shows and later on in the evening, we would be treated to in depth interviews with "L.L.Cool J." I don't know about the rest of you but I am pretty well caught up in the excitement of this possibility. I am still wondering what ever happened to Li'l Wayne, Li'l Kim, and Li'l Bow Wow? I am also a bit concerned about not having any recent reports on Hobbs, New Mexico's favorite son, Freddie "Big Baby" Heckard. Us RAP fans get caught up in the excitement of these multi-talented folks.
While I was in Hobbs, NM for a short visit I was able to make contact with several old friends and of course we discussed a little politics and pretty well reached the same conclusion and it was this:
We cannot afford to elect a President who wants to "Open a dialog" with people who have our total destruction as their primary goal. And for any liberals/socialists who might perchance read this, I am speaking of Barack Hussein Obama. This guy is a pure con-man from the word go. To me, he would look more at home on a Houston street corner dealing Three-Card-Monte than he would sitting in the oval office. Of course yesterday there were several reports on this ACORN group who were picking up voters in Ohio and getting them registered to early vote before the registration could be checked out. Who was there attorney at one time? Why, none other than Barack Hussein Obama. The reports said that they were registering under the names of movie stars, cartoon characters and historical figures. Apparently in Ohio a person does not have to produce a photo I.D. to register. I can assure you that when we moved to Texas and wanted to change our voter registration we first had to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License. And on voting day if you do not have your voter registration card, you must produce a photo I.D. in order to cast a regular ballot. If the voter has neither, they may fill out a provisional ballot and it is turned in separately from all the other ballots and the vote is not counted until the information is verified.
I did come to the realization that Barack Hussein Obama did share one common like. And that is we both are big supporters of Marx. Obama subscribes to the teachings of Karl while my personal preference is Harpo.
People, we cannot afford during this critical time to have this Chicago socialist holding the most powerful position on the planet. Please get your friends out to vote and please everyone put aside any personal differences you might have with John McCain and vote for him in November.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Chuck Schumer; Harry Reid; Dick Durbin; Joseph Biden; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Charles Rangel; John Kerry; Barney Frank; Maxine Waters; Sheila Jackson Lee; Mayor Gavin Newsome(San Francisco); Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Michael Moore; George Soros; Medea Benjamin(Code Pink); ACLU; MoveOn.org; General Wesley Clark; Chuck Hagel; Lindsey Graham; Barbara Walters; Whoopi Goldberg; Joy Behar; Oprah Winfrey; Chris Matthews; Keith Olberman; Alan Colmes
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Ann Fraley-Hobbs,NM; Arthur Baebel-Houston,TX; Susan O'Brien; Irma & L.T. Drennam-Ada,OK; Rudy Bates; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; Jason Plilar-USCoast Guard; Kenneth C. Thomas-USCoast Guard; Levi English-US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USNavy; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; John Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair A. Vest-USAF; PFC Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; Also please pray for the families of these good people.
QUOTES:
"Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good."................. THOMAS SOWELL
"It is always better to be an original than an imitation.".......... THEODORE ROOSEVELT
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."........................
............................... THEODORE ROOSEVELT
I have spent a good part of today calling and e-mailing my Senators and Congressman and demanding that if they see fit to pass this, in my opinion unnecessary, bail out legislation, that there should not be ANY amendments which do not directly deal with the problem. I have told them that I had rather not see the legislation passed to begin with but perhaps I was not in possession of all the information. I also told them that I would like to hear just exactly HOW this legislation is going to solve the problem.
Glad to be back home.
JEM

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September 23, 2008 • Loans / Solution / Observations
Tuesday - September 23, 2008
Hello once again from the Southwest Home Headquarters of Jingoistic, Gun Clingin', SUV Drivin' Right Wing Conspirators.
I am a day early this week as we are leaving very early in the morning for Lake City, Colorado. Our oldest Grandson is getting married this coming Saturday. He is marrying a beautiful young lady from Gunnison, Colorado. He really hit a home run with this one.
The past week end, I must confess, I decided to devote to packing for our trip and watching football. It was a relief to get away from watching news all week end as I normally do however a few things managed to catch my attention.
In our local liberal rag there was an article written by the "Executive Director of the West Texas Wind Energy Consortium." This article dealt with this organization's total support of the T. Boone Pickins energy plan. Of course the article neglected to mention that T. Boone Pickens is invested heavily into wind farms in West Texas. You don't suppose there could be a conflict of interest here, do you? Also I have just about had the lick on the T. Boone Pickins energy commercial which is normally followed by another commercial featuring one of T. Boone Pickins' friends and, surprise, surprise, he parrots everything ol' T. Boone says. Again, I am not against wind energy, or natural gas energy but these supporters of the T. Boone plan are not being totally honest with the public regarding their personal interests.
Of course the last couple of weeks have been pretty well taken up by the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as other mortgage lending institutions. Let us not forget that a number of years back, B.B. in fact, (for those of you living in the People's Republic of San Francisco that would be Before Bush), our elected officials were proud and were quick to announce that our economy was so sound that even the people in the lower income brackets were now able to afford to own their own home as they were able to obtain loans from various mortgage lending institutions. Even back then, I asked a number of people just exactly how many of these people were going to be able to make their monthly house payments? No one seemed to have the answer. Of course I already knew the answer and that was fairly simple. They were not going to make the payments and would lose their homes through foreclosure.
Then we began to hear about how Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were buying these loans from the various lending institutions. I then began to wonder just how long this could go on before it blew up in their faces. Ah, but everyone was so happy because finally people at or below poverty level were able to afford to purchase their own homes. Purchase but not pay for. Of course all of our elected officials were so absolutely pleased that our economy was doing so well that even people who could not afford to own a home were able to purchase one. Unbelievable. Now I am certainly not a mathematical genius BUT I was always pretty good at math all through school and I can add and subtract with the best of them and it does not take someone with a degree from MIT to see that someone making less than $30,000 per year cannot possibly pay for a home costing $150,000 to $200,000. I have owned three residences in my life.
The first was in Houston, Texas. That home sold new in 1959 for $13,000. It was all brick and located in a nice neighborhood in the Southwest end of town. At that time, my wife and I had a family income of about $7,500 per year. We never missed a payment and when we moved to Hobbs, NM in 1973 we sold that house for about $18,000 and had the principal paid down to about $8,000. Our second home was in Hobbs, NM. We had a 30 year loan on that home and again never missed a payment and repaid the loan in full. During that 30 year period, our loan was sold at least twice and I believe 3 times. So I am familiar with mortgage lending institutions purchasing real estate loans.
Then in 2003 we sold our home in Hobbs, NM and moved to San Angelo, Texas. Of course we sold our Hobbs home for quite a bit more than we had originally paid for it. But when we moved to San Angelo we purchased a brand new patio home and the cost was quite a bit more than what we sold our home in Hobbs for. So we got a new loan and after the first six or seven months, our loan was bought up by Chase Mortgage. We had a 30 year loan and we paid off this home in four and one half years.
Now I tell this story to make this point. When those companies purchased our house loans, it was a good risk on their part as I am sure that prior to purchasing our loan, they checked us out and certainly knew that we had NEVER missed a house payment from 1959 to 2003. I'll bet the same cannot be said for the loans purchased by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. I submit that they had to know that the mortgages they purchased were bad loans since day one. I then submit that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must be under the astute management of a team of drunken spider monkeys. Then I heard that since a lending institutions ASSETS are, like a bank's assets, based upon the amount of money owed to the institution in loans, whether the loans were sound or not apparently made no difference at least on the surface as on paper it made Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac look like they were doing all the good.
Now if I had questions, back as far as the Clinton Administration, I have to ask this question; Why did our Senate and House of Representatives and our President(s) not have questions about this idiotic practice? Ah, could it be that in the name of political correctness, they were so happy that minorities were suddenly, as if by magic, able to purchase homes? Once again political correctness has plunged our nation neck deep in a load of crap. And to top it off, we are led to believe that we are criminal if we don't view these people who purchased, but couldn't pay for, these houses as VICTIMS. Sorry, but I still believe that personal responsibility is still important. And am I blaming just the lender or the borrower? Absolutely not. I am blaming them both. But the people I blame the most are the elected officials who have been spending money like baboons on drugs on totally useless and non productive programs. These elected officials should have seen what was happening and passed legislation to prevent this huge waste of funds. Oh, did I forget to mention that during all of this, many of our elected officials received sweetheart loans AND political contributions from many of these institutions?
Now they want to toss in another $700 BILLION to do another bail out. Now I do not have a solution, but I do have a starting point. REPLACE THEM ALL. Demand that any public official caught with his hand in the cookie jar be prosecuted and placed in jail. Take back control of our government and demand that these elected officials do their job. ELIMINATE LOBBYISTS. And ask yourself this question. Why would we turn over $700 billion dollars to the same people who got us into this mess to begin with?
I am not an economist. I do not understand Hedge Funds. I do not understand the Futures Market. But I will tell you everything I know about stock investments and this came from a stock broker in Hobbs, New Mexico and I think he was dead on. Ready? Buy Low - Sell High. Now I know that most retirement funds are tied directly to various investments. Some low risk, some high risk, some stocks, some bonds, some domestic , and some foreign.
My wife and I had one experience with the stock market and it was pretty pleasant. We had an extra $1,000 which we decided to invest in some stock. A friend said that he an his wife were purchasing some stock connected with a laser firm located in Albuquerque, NM. We purchased the stock for something like ninety cents per share. We watched this stock and it began to go up and when it reached about $4 or $5 per share we sold and kept the remainder in a Money Market Account. About 6 days after we sold, the bottom fell out of the market and our stock along with almost every other stock went down drastically. It fell to about $1 per share so I re-invested our original $1,000 and purchased the stock back and when it got back to about $2.90 per share we sold again and took our money and ran. That is my experience with the stock market but I followed my friends advice. We bought low and sold high.
I have almost always liked First Lady Laura Bush. There were two occasions, however, where her comments went against my grain. Once was when President Bush was getting ready to appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace the retiring Sandra Day O'Conner, Mrs. Bush said that she definitely thought that her replacement should be a woman. Now I could care less about the gender of a Supreme Court appointment. I am more interested in the competency and Constitutional knowledge of a candidate than I am the sex, race or any other distinguishing feature. I thought she was way off base with her statement. Then a couple of days back I heard her speaking about what a nice person Michelle Obama was. Of course, Mrs. Bush is entitled to her own personal opinion just as are we all. So I will exercise my observation that Michelle Obama is a very bitter lady and does not necessarily have the best interests of our country in mind.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Joseph Biden; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Chuck Schumer; Charles Rangel; Christopher Dodd; Barney Frank; Al Sharpton; Jesse Jackson; Fannie Mae; Freddie Mac; Code Pink; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; Al Franken; George Soros; Michael Moore; MoveOn.org; ACLU; PETA: CAIR; Bill Clinton; U.S.Congress (most of them anyway)
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Susan O'Brien (health); Ann Fraley-Hobbs,NM; L.T. & Irma Drennan-Ada,OK; Glen Alexander-Iraq; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-USCG; Levi English-U.S. Naval Academy; LCDR-Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth C. Thomas-USCG; John Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Rudy Bates; PFC Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; Let us not forget to include the families of these people on our prayer list as well as all of our men and women in our military.
QUOTES:
"I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they remain chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get pile up on one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe, and go to eating one another as they do there." ................ THOMAS JEFFERSON
"Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field. It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner."..................... JOHN ADAMS
On AMERICA: "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
* *And they still don't know....... JEM
"The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame." .......................... THEODORE ROOSEVELT
** It is about time for us all to have a belly full of what our government is trying hand us...JEM
I will be gone for about a week and I don't know how much TV I will be able to watch. I do know that radio reception in the mountains is as rare as an honest Congressman in Washington, D.C. Also I will not have access to a computer so please hold all e-mail messages until I get back. I will let everyone know when I return to Texas.
Thanks and God bless

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September 17, 2008 • Complaints / Announcers / Nicknames
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Wednesday - September 17, 2008
Hello once again from the Concho Valley Association of Vast Conspiratorial Jingoistic Gun Clingers. Did you ever have a morning which made you feel like a 170 pound high school running back? Well I did this morning right here in San Angelo, Texas. 48 degrees, slight breeze, blue skies. Man mornings just don't get any better than this one.
Up until last Saturday, which was the day that "The Game of the Century" was played between the University of Southern California and Ohio State University, I thought that sports reporters were a bit on the goofy side. They proved me correct. For at least a week prior to the game, every sports announcer in the country was hesitant to pick a winner as it all depended upon "The status of Chris 'BEANIE' Wells" who is the top running back for Ohio State. You see, "BEANIE" injured his foot in a game the prior week. But all any of these announcers could focus on was the status of BEANIE Wells. Even on game day, about 30 minutes prior to kickoff, the radio announcers saw BEANIE on the sidelines and gave this report: Well, there's BEANIE Wells, in uniform, out on the field, but we're still not sure of his status. Then they went on to clarify that BEANIE had on his jersey but was wearing sweat pants and NO PADS. Now keep in mind that earlier that morning, the Ohio State head coach has stated emphatically that BEANIE wasn't going to play. That he had checked with team doctors and that he was definitely not going to play. BUT the radio and TV announcers were still not clear on the status of BEANIE Wells. I have never heard so much coverage given to one player prior to and up to the kickoff of the game. I believe that perhaps there might have been some other items which would have been of more interest to the American public than harping on the "Status of BEANIE Wells".
Then the thought occurred to me that these bozos did not really care about reporting sports news. They were caught up in the excitement of using Chris Wells' nickname, BEANIE because it made them sound like they were really close to the team and had a personal relationship with this athlete.
Then it dawned upon me that the nickname BEANIE would have been a proper nickname for someone who had the first name of 'Pinto' or 'Chili' or some kid back in the 40's who actually wore a beanie. I then began to think of nicknames which seem to fit football players, like"
Harold Grange -'The Galloping Ghost'
Alan Ameche - 'The Horse'
Tony Dorsett - 'The Beast From The East'
Dick Lane - 'Night Train'
Jack Tatum - 'The Assassin'
Joe Green - 'Mean Joe'
Eugene Lipscomb - 'Big Daddy'
Gayle Sayers - 'The Kansas Comet'
Mike Curtis - 'Mad Dog'
Jim Norton - 'The Blade'
Jim Brown - 'The Man'
Old Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line - 'The Purple Gang'
Old Dallas Cowboys Defensive Line - 'Doomsday'
Old Washington Redskins Offensive Line - 'The Hawgs'
These were some real nicknames which fit football. Now I realize that Chris Wells is one heck of a running back and his not playing certainly did not help Ohio State's chances, but I believe that the overall team speed and ability were the main reasons why Ohio State didn't do well. Then I got to thinking that while nicknames really don't mean a thing, would Hitler seemed as menacing if his first name were BIFF or SKIPPY?
This past week I received three e-mails complaining about my news letter from three separate liberals/socialists. Now I know that these liberals/socialists received my letter via the forward from some of our regulars and that they were sent the letter for the specific purpose of getting these liberals/socialists on TILT. Well let me tell you that it works. So keep it up. The funny thing is that all three letters were complaining about the same things with one exception. All three were in a stage of anger caused by:
1) My consistent and careless use of Barack Hussein Obama's middle name
2) My obvious sarcasm regarding all things liberal
3) My news sources
and the one exception from one of them was
4) An error in one of my quotes.
So let me address them in order.
1) They were all correct that I am consistent in the use of Barack Hussein Obama's middle name. But I am still at a loss as to how you can use someone's middle name "Carelessly". Now keep this in mind. I had nothing to do with naming the 'World's most intelligent and articulate human', Hussein. This was done by his parents. And just to set things straight, I use it consistently because it seems to really piss off all liberals/socialists.
2) Insofar as sarcasm, I also plead guilty. I do use sarcasm for the same reason as #1 plus I do try to use it an a humorous manner. Of course I occasionally lose sight of the fact that most liberals/socialists possess the sense of humor of a salt water crocodile with a migraine.
3) My news sources are pretty varied. I occasionally use personal experience. I read our local newspaper which is liberal in slant. I watch several news programs which include FOX News; CNN; MSNBC (in small doses); Several talk radio programs (most of which are conservative since the liberal talk radio shows fell on their collective rear ends); National Review; Weekly Standard; USA Today; Imprimis; various magazines and pamphlets.
Now one of these whiners suggested that I read the interview with Barack Hussein Obama with, now get ready for this, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.
4) One of these people said that one of the quotes from last week about Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire which was attributed to Ronald Reagan was actually uttered by someone else. Now, someone else might have uttered this statement sometime in the past. I don't know, but, I have heard this quote and read this quote for a number of years and it has always attributed to Ronald Reagan. What brought it to my mind last week was that I heard it again on a news program and it once again was attributed to Ronald Reagan. This does not mean that perhaps someone on the planet has used this quote also, but if this is the depth of intelligence of liberals/socialists then we have nothing much to worry about. Of course I am running the risk of upsetting someone who gets his/her keen insight into the political picture by close observation of what is written in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. Maybe paying close attention to what is being said on Regis and Kelly might be in order. Oops, there I go again with the sarcasm.
OK, here is another quote which I observed several times: "Part of my job is to make government COOL again." Who said this? None other than Barack Hussein Obama. Is this depth or what? Is this the big change we have been promised, to make government 'cool' again. Somehow I expect a bit more from our elected officials than just being 'cool'.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is said to be endorsing Barack Hussein Obama. Why is this not a surprise? I am really sorry to see this man as British Prime Minister. When you think back to Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair you begin to realize just what a mutt is in charge today.
This past week we were subjected to in depth coverage of the fact that John McCain does not know how to use a computer and doesn't even know how to send an e-mail. Do you think that EX-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wishes that he had never learned how to send an e-mail? Then almost immediately the fact that due to John McCain's injuries which he received while a POW for five and one half year, the Senator can't even use a typewriter. Are the liberals/socialists grasping at straws or what?
Also wearing a bit thin with me are the constant T. Boone Pickins commercials on energy. Oh yes, T.Boone says we should drill, drill, drill but we also need to explore other forms of energy. With this, I agree but most of the video which the viewer sees during this commercial are WINDMILLS. The commercial does not reveal the fact that T.Boone Pickins is heavily involved in wind farms and that wind farms are heavily subsidized by our government. Where does the government get the money to do this? We all know but perhaps if you are in communication with a liberal/socialist or two, maybe you should attempt to point out the fact that they are using our money for these subsidies.
I heard some politician making a statement the other day that Governor Sarah Palin had absolutely no experience in dealing with budgets. Now I do not wish to over simplify the budget process but in an attempt to explain it so that even the Freedom Loving Workers residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco might understand I will give it a try. All government budgets are pretty similar in character. All branches of a government normally make budget requests based upon known or perceived needs. A $700 billion dollar budget is scaled up from a $700 million dollar which is scaled up from $70 million dollar budget and so on down the line. Normally the governing body(s) will oversee the budget process and all branches and departments submit what they believe they will need to operate for the following fiscal year.
Of course the larger the government, the more funds are requested for proposed projects which we now know as PORK. On a smaller scale, cities and counties and even states with lesser population numbers will have much less PORK. We can thank GOD for this as our federal government has more PORK funds than should be allowed. I sometimes believe that our Congress operates as if they have a Giant VISA card with no limits. My point is that while the funds increase with the size of the government, the principles of budgeting are the same. You have a certain amount coming in. You have a certain amount going out. If you spend the exact same amount as you take in, you zero out at the end of the year. If you spend less than you take in, what is left over is a surplus. If you spend more than you take in or have in surplus funds from previous years can cover, it is called deficit spending. Our federal government is famous for this just as they are famous for spending tax dollars on useless programs which do not work.
So Sarah Palin has been a Mayor and is at present a Governor. I submit that she has had budget experience. I would like a show of hands of all of those who believe that Bill Clinton or George Bush do our federal budget by themselves and without tons of help. What? No hands? I rest my case. All executives depend on others to submit budgets for their particular section. Then they have lots of help to go through the various requests and make necessary cuts. Unfortunately not many Presidents have made the necessary cuts since Harry Truman left office.
Yesterday I watched a group of demonstrators carrying signs and making demands outside one of the McCain real estate holdings. All of these people allegedly lost their homes via foreclosure and were demanding that the McCains should let some of them live in the McCain owned home. The reporter stuck a microphone in the face of one of the demonstrators who promptly yelled out "I need a home". Then it dawned on me that all this was taking place on a Tuesday in the middle of the day so the probability of any of these folks having a JOB was fairly remote.
Prior to all this mortgage foreclosure furor I can remember many people in politics bragging that our economy was so good that even people in the lower income brackets could now afford to buy homes and that home ownership by low income minorities was way up. As I was listening to this politically correct crap I had the thought that at what point would the mortgage companies realize that many of these people could not afford the payments and would lose these homes. I remember hearing people on commercials telling all of us that with very little down payment they were able to purchase several pieces of real estate and that their net worth was over one million dollars. During this time period, some did make money as they were able to sell some of these pieces of real estate at a pretty nice profit. But what of those who couldn't sell these properties? They defaulted on their loans, ruined their credit and were back at square one. I also thought that some of these lending institutions were at fault for making loans which they should have known were bad risks.
I saw a bunch of this during an oil boom in the 1970's when banks in New Mexico and West Texas made tons of bad loans to oil companies and service companies when oil was at $44 per barrel. But when oil went down to $10 per barrel these companies could not pay their loans and since many of them were unsecured, many banks went under. Presently, it is popular for the liberals/socialists to place all the blame on the lending institutions and they should bear some of the blame. But what ever happened to personal responsibility. I heard it put pretty well on a radio program the other day when the reporter brought out the fact that someone making $50,000 per year and purchased a home costing $200,000, had no chance of making their mortgage payment and that many of these people who got caught up in this trap were actually making near or below poverty level incomes.
I learned how to manage money pretty well from my Dad. He had a 6th grade education and after I was 6 years old, I never knew him to work for anyone but himself. Of course my Mom helped out a bunch and operated under the same financial rules and I learned at a very early age to not overspend and if it could be helped, never buy anything which you do not have the cash to purchase. My wife learned the same thing from her parents who were farmers and later raised cattle. Neither her Dad or Mom had any formal education but they tried to teach their children some pretty darn good money management principles. It sure worked with my wife.
Incidentally, last night I watched some of the O'Reilly Factor and one of his guests was Neil Cavuto. It really did my heart good to see someone stand up to O'Reilly and pretty well make his point. Cavuto came up a bunch in my books. The only other person I have seen put O'Reilly in his place is FOX News Lady Megan Kelly.
I also watched several film clips of both John McCain and Barack Hussein Obama being interviewed by the Lady and Sows on "The View". Elisabeth Hasselbeck of course is the Lady. Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar are the Sows. The Sows were completely rude to John McCain and were kissing Barack Hussein Obama's backside. If the liberals/socialists have any doubt about most of Hollywood and the Television Industry being in the tank for Barack Hussein Obama, I suggest that they watch these film clips and it is so obvious that even someone living in the "Worker's Republic of Massachusetts" can see the bias. I'm not sure but at the end of one of the clips I could swear that I heard Barbara Walters say, "I was vewy, vewy unhappy with John McCain's wesponses."
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Sheila Jackson Lee; Barney Franks; Charles Rangel; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton; George Soros; Michael Moore; Chris Matthews; Keith Olberman; Alan Colmes; Chuck Schumer; Barbara Walters; Whoopi Goldberg; Joy Behar; Barbara Streisand; Leonardo DiCaprio(We got a letter from him today requesting a donations to save the polar bears); George Clooney; ACLU; Code Pink; PETA; Amnesty International
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery & Courtney Knott-Hobbs,NM; Rudy Bates (Health); Irma & L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; Jason Plilar-USCG; Midshipman Levi English-US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt Michael Strawn; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth C. Thomas- USCG; John Mallory-DEA; LtCol James Moore-USMC; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Pvt2 Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; All of the families of our military personnel
QUOTES:
All is lost when freedom fails
The best of men rot in filthy jails
And those that cried appease, appease
Are shot by those they tried to please.
Thomas Mann
"I concluded my speech by telling them that I was done with politics for the present, and they might all go to hell, and I would go to Texas."........... DAVY CROCKETT
"Well done is better than well said."................. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
"Go to the United Nations? What will they do, except issue warnings- - and when these are ignored, issue more warnings?" ........................ DR. THOMAS SOWELL
"You know, the greatest epitaph in the country is here in Arizona. It's in Tombstone, Arizona, and this epitaph says, 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man could have. Whenever a man has done the best he can, then that is all he can do."........................... HARRY TRUMAN
Well I guess that's about it for today. I am a bit confused, however. I am torn between keeping tabs on the O.J. trial OR attempting to determine the status of BEANIE Wells. Perhaps I will just continue to keep my attention focused on Texas High School football. Oh, before I forget, "HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS?"
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September 10, 2008 Lipstick / Hero / Dancers
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Wednesday-September 10, 2008
Greetings from the West Texas Branch of Vast Right Wing Attacking Gun Clinging Smear Machine.
Well the conventions are finally over and one of the really great things which has happened this week on the political front is that MSNBC has kicked Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews off their election coverage team. But the funny thing is, both Olberman and Matthews still have their daily shows on which both of them spout the same garbage they did in election coverage. MSNBC's reasoning on this move was that Olberman and Matthews had gone a bit over the edge and were giving the appearance of being biased in their coverage. YA THINK? One must really wonder just which MSNBC executive thought of this. Then one must also wonder if the MSNBC executive actually believes that the American public will buy into this crap. Of course I have had to depend on other sources to gain this information since I have a really hard time watching much more than 30 seconds at any one sitting of either one of these mutts.
Earlier in the week I was watching FOX News and was subjected to a really stupid statement by Mort Kondracke who had the keen observation to point out that Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican Convention was a very good speech but was written by someone else. Thank God that Brit Hume was present to point out to Mort that they had all been in the news business long enough to know that all politicians have speech writers. I also guess that Mort Kondracke was the only person on the planet who evidently did not know, or chose to ignore the fact that during Governor Palin's speech, the tele-prompter went out and she had to give quite a bit of the speech from memory or else just spoke what she felt. I was watching her speech on CSPAN and one of the camera angles showed the tele-prompter keep rolling during the applause. Of course this is not meant to happen. The prompter is normally stopped during these periods so that the person giving the speech can keep up with the printed matter. And this happened several times. Of course Mort didn't happen to mention just exactly what a doof Barack Hussein Obama appears to be when he is not assisted by a prepared text and a tele-prompter. But then again, Mort is a liberal mutt.
Last evening I watched a portion of The O'Reilly Factor and the guest was Bob Woodward. Of course Woodward was pushing his latest book and if any of you have listened to Bob Woodward for more than a few minutes you realized that it is extremely difficult not to be seized by an overpowering urge to slap the crap out of him, or at the very least choke him until his eyes pop out.
This week I listened to an audio tape of Barack Hussein Obama being interviewed by George Stephanopoulos. Now I am not a huge fan of George Stephanopoulos but I must admit that he asked a few tougher questions than apparently were expected by the world's most intelligent and articulate human. Stephanopoulos asked Barack Hussein Obama a question regarding if Obama had ever considered a career in the military. Once again, evidently without the aid of a tele-prompter or a prepared answer, Barack Hussein Obama gave an answer of which I am a bit skeptical. Barack Hussein Obama said: "You know, I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. And I was growing up in Hawaii, and I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army military bases there. And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know,honorable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue." NOW, first of all, I would like a show of hands of everyone who believes that Barack Hussein Obama EVER seriously considered a career in the military.
And I began to think about what this liar had said and the dates involved and did a little checking and found that the Selective Service registration requirements of males between ages 18-25 had been terminated by President Gerald Ford in 1975. The re-establishment of the registration requirement was instituted in July of 1980 AND only included males born on or after January 1, 1960 which would have included Barack Hussein Obama but did not go into effect until July, 1980. So I must view his statement that the only reason he did not pursue a military career was because there were no hostilities at that time. I think this guy would choke on the truth.
Which brings me to today. Now we all remember that during Sarah Palin's speech at the convention she made the reference to the only difference between a Hockey Mom and a Pit Bull was lipstick. In some appearance I believe it was yesterday, Barack Hussein Obama was speaking of his opponent and made a statement that you could put lipstick on a pig and it was still a pig. Now I am not saying that the world's smartest and most articulate human was referring to Sarah Palin. Perhaps he was not. BUT there are a lot of people, including some news types who took it that he was referring to Sarah Palin and throwing her pit bull/lipstick comparison back in her face an for all practical purposes calling her a pig. Others have said that he had no reference at all toward Sarah Palin. Now whether or not he did is pretty immaterial. The fact remains is that it is something which his detractors can throw back in his face. So this leads me to the conclusion that just perhaps the worlds most articulate and intelligent human is a bit slow on the draw. It also indicates, at least to me, that he has a staff who possess brains about the size of un-soaked pinto beans and must have I.Q. scores, the numbers of which approach that of a school zone speed limit.
During the Republican Convention I was watching FOX News and some liberal hack who was a reporter for Us Weekly magazine was being interviewed by Megan Kelly. It didn't take very long for Megan Kelly to get right in the middle of this clown's back and he could not defend his position and Ms. Kelly put the run on this bozo. It was great. This lady is way tougher than O'Reilly and most of the other FOX News folks and way, way, way prettier.
Now once again, I will have to depend upon some of you who watch The Ellen Degeneres Show to fill me in on the details. I only saw a couple of news clips of Michelle Obama (Now for those of you residing in the 'People's Republic Of San Francisco', she is the wife of the world's most articulate and intelligent human) and Ellen doing some sort of dance together. A while back I was involved in a conversation with some folks who were talking about Ellen Degeneres and the consensus of opinion was that she possessed very little talent and bordered on being completely goofy. One of the people made the statement that while Ellen's show was pretty stupid, Ellen could really dance. Well, being a fan of old time musicals, I had to take issue with this statement. I pointed out the fact that Gene Kelly could "Really Dance"; Fred Astaire could "Really Dance"; Ginger Rogers could "Really Dance"; James Cagney could "Really Dance"; Donald O'Conner could "Really Dance"; Debbie Reynolds could "Really Dance"; Sammy Davis Jr. could "Really Dance"; and we wouldn't even get into Mikhail Baryshnikov who could also "Really,Really,Really Dance". ( For those fortunate people who live in the 'Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Massachusetts' that would be the same Mikhail Baryshnikov who was the principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet). And incidentally, Mikhail Baryshnikov, pound for pound, was the strongest person I have ever seen. Anyway to mention Degeneres in the same breath as any great dancer should be a flogging offense. I might add that Michelle Obama wasn't all that hot either.
And speaking of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, I am called to mind of a great quote: "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it in high heels and backwards." ........................ RONALD REAGAN
This past week a true American Hero passed away. His name was Ed Freeman. I first saw the story of Ed Freeman on The Military Channel. During the Vietnam War there were some wounded American soldiers in a jungle in the La Drang Valley. They were surrounded by overwhelming enemy forces. After the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to enter the zone a Huey piloted by Ed Freeman entered the zone under heavy fire. Keep in mind that Ed Freeman was not Medi-Vac and his chopper had no Medi-Vac markings on it. He loads several wounded Americans onto the chopper and flies off. He came back 13 more times and rescued around 30 American soldiers. Ed Freeman was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. He was 80 years old when he passed on. I received e-mails regarding the death of Ed Freeman along with his story but I remembered him from the Medal of Honor program on the Military Channel. I did not see a word of this on any of the major networks. Thank God for Ed Freeman and men like him who actually did put his country and the welfare of others ahead of himself.
So we go from a real American hero to:

THE MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Sheila Jackson Lee; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Gavin Newsome; Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; Al Sharpton; Charles Rangel; Joseph Biden; Keith Olberman; Chris Matthews; Mort Kondracke; Alan Colmes; MSNBC; Daily Kos; MoveOn.org; George Soros; N.Y. Times; ACLU; Code Pink; Cindy Sheehan; PETA; Amnesty International.
QUOTES:
"And while a misleading portrait of Mr. Obama is being perpetrated by a media controlled by the Democrats, the Obama camp has sent out people to attack the greatness of Senator John McCain, whose suffering and courage in a Hanoi prison camp is an American legend. General Wesley Clark, who himself has shame upon him, having been relieved of his command, has done their bidding and become a lying fool in his need to demean a fellow soldier and a true hero." .....................................
..................... JOHN VOIGHT
"Every good boy should have it in him to thrash the objectionable boy as the need arises."............
....................... THEODORE ROOSEVELT
"John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were political enemies, but they became fast friends. And when they passed away on the same day, the last words of one of them was 'The country is safe, Jefferson still lives.' And the last words of the other was, 'John Adams will see that things go forward'."............
.......................... HARRY S. TRUMAN
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."...... WINSTON CHURCHILL
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery & Courtney Knott-Hobbs,NM; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-US Coast Guard; Levi English- US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth C. Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Mallory-DEA; Lt. Col. James Moore-USMC; Irma & L.T. Drennan-Ada,OK; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Rudy Bates; PV2 Richard Lee Bishop III-USA.
Also let us remember all of our veterans as well as the families of all our men and women serving in our military.
THANK GOD FOOTBALL SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!
Well I guess I'd better be going for now. I certainly hope that the rest of you are as committed as I to the idea of globalism and diversity in your thinking. If you are at my level then you must give it at least 10 to 20 seconds per day of your undivided attention. Actually I put globalism and diversity in the name of political correctness on just about the same level of respect as I do Ellen Degeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Murtha, and "Fat Teddy". Rabid Marmosets rank higher.
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September 3rd, 2008 • Convention / Palin / Football
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Wednesday - September 3, 2008
Hello once again from the West Texas Headquarters for The Society Of Jingoistic Gun Clingers.
All right, this week we have the "Grown Ups" Convention. I have watched a bit of this convention and noticed quite a difference in the Republican convention and the "Whiner's Convention" to which we were subjected last week.
First of all, I would like a show of hands of everyone who bought into the sincerity of Bill Clinton and Joe Biden in their speeches. And after the Biden speech, how many of you really went for the story that Biden was "Surprised" at the impromptu visit of the world's most intelligent and articulate human?
Governor Sarah Palin is due to speak this evening. Of the people who were on the short list of John McCain's VP picks, I believe that she was absolutely best pick. Why do I feel this way? Simple. I have never seen any pick by any candidate in the past which has absolutely put the liberals/socialists AND probably most important, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA on 'TILT'. Anyone who can piss off this bunch of mutts is fine in my estimation. I believe it caught them by complete surprise and as we all know, the media and the liberals/socialists cannot stand surprises.
Actually, I had looked up Governor Palin a number of months ago when I heard her mentioned ,on the Laura Ingraham show I believe. And it had nothing to do with her even being considered as a possible VP candidate. The actual point of the program was of a young female governor who had taken on the establishment in Alaska and put a bunch of their typical politicians on their backsides. This included Democrats and Republicans alike. I looked her up and found out quite a bit about her and also received information about her from many of you who had evidently known about her for quite some time. So I guess I was just about as surprised as the media mutts and the democrats/socialists, with the main difference being that I thought it might actually be a good choice. Then when I saw how crazy it made the socialists and the media mutts, I formed the opinion that it is an excellent choice.
A couple of days back I was watching FOX News and Shepard Smith opened up with a statement that he was going to reveal the latest "Scandals" involving Governor Sarah Palin. So I listened and he first mentioned the fact that Sarah Palin's daughter was 5 months pregnant. Of course this news had already been broken and while I am sure that Sarah Palin and her husband would be happier if this had not occurred, but once they knew it had and that their daughter and the father of the child are going to get married, I am not completely sure that this qualifies as a "Scandal". But I guess it did in Shep's book. Then he broke the killer news that something like 22 years ago, Sarah Palin's husband had been arrested for DUI and had pled guilty and paid a fine. Now I don't know about the rest of you but I can't even count the number of people that I know who have at some point in time in their lives have had a DUI arrest. Some of them pled guilty; some of them were found guilty at trial; and some of them were acquitted.
The thing is, I do not believe their arrest to be a "Scandal", but then again, I am not nearly as smart as Shep. But I do know that I never treated them a bit different than prior to their problem and I still consider many of them good friends. Then I read this morning where Joseph Biden's daughter had been arrested in some confrontation with the police in 2002, I believe. Also does the name 'Monica Lewinsky' ring a bell? Ah, but according to the liberals/socialists, that was a private matter. Give me a break.
The point being that the personal behavior of Sarah Palin's child has absolutely nothing to do with how qualified Governor Palin is to be the Vice President of the United States. I'm not even going to go into the fact that she has actually more executive experience than her running mate and both of the democrat/socialist candidates. But I must say that I have never seen hateful behavior directed at anyone like it is being directed at Sarah Palin by the mainstream media and a number of left wing special interest groups.
I watched Fred Thompson's speech last night and thought that up to this point, this was the best political speech given by anyone in either party. Fred did a great job. Then this morning, Fred was a guest on the Laura Ingraham Show and he was plenty fine. He gives straight answers to questions and doesn't have to bother to qualify his statements. During the Laura Ingraham Show a point was brought out that democrats/liberals/socialists actually believe that everyone is born at a particular social level and must remain there for life.
This got me to thinking of how many people I have known in my lifetime who have been born into some fairly plain circumstances and through hard work and intelligent choices have become very successful. Many of these people remember how tough it was on their way up. Conversely, I have known many people who were born into wealth and through poor choices and laziness have ended up with NOTHING. But I guess the difference in the way that conservatives and liberals view life is that most conservatives I know realize that most of our successes or failures depend quite a bit on our choices and actions. Whereas the liberals/socialists view themselves as victims if something goes wrong in their life and display arrogance and elitism when things are going their way. In all cases, however, the liberals/socialists believe that government needs to be involved in every aspect of our lives. Conservatives know that the less government intrusion we have in our lives, the smoother things seem to work.
OK. I just imagine that most of you out there failed to realize that this past week, Michael Jackson turned 50 years old. And you are probably the same ones who did not send me a Kwanzaa gift last year. And to top it off, I'll just bet that Sean "Diddy" Combs, formerly known as "Puff Daddy" and later on "P. Diddy", has taken a giant step in combating rising fuel costs. Yep. He is now flying first class instead of taking a private jet. Hey! If "Diddy" can make this huge sacrifice, don't you think that we could pitch in and do our part?
Another little piece of tragic news, Jennifer Anniston's boyfriend broke up with her via text message. Doesn't this show a bit of a lack of social skills? In a few years, no one will be able to communicate with another person unless it is by text messages.
A quick word about "Global Warming". Since there have been several "Global Warming" seminars which have had to be cancelled due to severe cold weather, we are now calling it "Climate Change". I was listening to a Paul Harvey broadcast earlier this week and heard a report that a scientific study had been conducted and that the hottest water on the planet is located at the bottom of the Atlantic Trench and the temperature of the water is 900 degrees Fahrenheit. (Now for those of you who live in the People's Republic of San Francisco, water boils at approximately 212 degrees Fahrenheit so the 900 degrees would be MORE/HIGHER.) With this temperature and location in mind, one would conclude that this extremely hot water temperature is not caused by greenhouse gasses. Of course that is just a guess on my part. I'm sure Al Gore would have a perfectly valid explanation for this phenomenon.
Last Saturday I was watching my first college football game of the season. It was Oklahoma State vs. Washington State. It was just before half time and Oklahoma State was in the lead with the ball on the Washington State 4 yard line. Here is the scene:
Oklahoma State's ball - They are leading 12 - 0
4th and goal
Washington State 4 yard line
Less than 20 seconds left until half time
I can't remember the announcer's name but he said that it looked like Oklahoma State was going to go for the touchdown and even if they failed, Washington State would have to travel the length of the field in order to score. I made the statement that Oklahoma State would wait until there were about 2 or 3 seconds left then they would call a time out and kick a field goal. With 3 seconds left, Oklahoma State called a time out and sent in the field goal unit and kicked the field goal and time ran out. Then it dawned on me that some of these announcers might be very talented in many areas but that many of them didn't know crap about football. It seems to me like the networks for college and pro games alike are more interested in being diverse and politically correct than they are in actually giving an accurate account of the game. Also during this particular game viewers were subjected to an on the field interview with T.Boone Pickens who did not discuss football but rather the upside of wind farms. Oh, did I fail to mention that T. Boone has lots of bucks invested in these wind farms? Just keep these things in mind when you hear T.Boone Pickens expressing his energy plans for our country.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Joseph Biden; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Alan Colmes; Keith Olberman; Nancy Pelosi; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Michael Moore; George Soros; Chuck Schumer; Dick Durbin; ACLU; MoveOn.org; United Nations
Also while it is on my mind, I have really come to like and appreciate actor John Voight. He has turned out to be one of the very few actors who doesn't mind expressing conservative views. Mr. Voight will forever be endeared to me as he backed Alan Colmes down last evening when Colmes made the mistake of saying something about attacking Barack Obama's religion. John Voight got real serious looking and gave ol' Alan a hard look and asked "Are you saying that I am attacking his religion?" Well ol' Alan Colmes showed just what a wimp he was and quickly made it abundantly clear that he wasn't accusing Mr. Voight of this. Although I believe he was. It just goes to show that many of these news mutts are cowards and when you stand up to them they melt like a block of ice. Good for John Voight.
When will all conservatives realize that trying to play well with liberals/socialists is a loosing proposition.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery, and Courtney Knott-Hobbs,NM; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-US Coast Guard; Levi English-US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Kenneth C. Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Irma & L.T. Drennan-Oklahoma; Capt. Kevin Peak-USA; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Sgt. Logan McKinzie-USA; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Rudy Bates; PV2 Richard Lee Bishop III-USA; Tracy Fry & Family. Let us all remember to include the families of our military men and women.
QUOTES:
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal distribution of blessings. The inherent vice of socialism is the equal distribution distribution of misery."....... WINSTON CHURCHILL
"The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.".......................
............ THOMAS JEFFERSON
"The American people are slow to wrath, but when their wrath is once kindled it burns like a consuming flame."...................... THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Remember that this is the most important Presidential election in any of our lives. We cannot afford to turn our wonderful country over to the far left socialist leaning politicians. Particularly with both houses of congress in their clutches. Try to get everyone you know to get out and vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. The alternative is too horrible to imagine.
So until next week I guess I will continue to be as critical as possible of the liberals/socialists in a global and diverse way of course.
Later
JEM

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August 27th, 2008 - Democratic Convention
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Wednesday - August 27, 2008
Greetings from the West Texas Branch of Right Wing Destructive Attacking Conspiratorial Gun Clingers.
If you thought that much of the Olympic coverage was dull and about three quarters goofy, just wait until you get the full four days of the Democrat Convention in Denver, Colorado. I have watched the coverage off and on for the past three days and of course caught the riveting speeches of Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. Let me address both of these less than memorable speeches.
First we were subjected to Michelle Obama. Michelle is a reasonably accomplished public speaker, just as is her husband. That is when they both have the benefit of a prepared speech and a tele-prompter. I am sure that many of the liberal/socialist nut bags thoroughly enjoyed her speech and what she was really saying went completely over their heads. One of the things I noticed right off the bat was Michelle's constant use of the term "You See?". My wife also noticed this and mentioned it without any prompting from me. As a matter of fact, we watched her speech in two separate rooms. I am sure that many of you also noticed her over use of this term. But what was she actually saying to us when she used "You See" an unusually significant number of times? This arrogant condescending spouse of the "World's most intelligent and articulate human", was actually pointing out to us mere mortals that she understood her points perfectly BUT the rest of us needed a little prompting by her in order to comprehend her words. If someone says this to us once or twice, it is not that noticeable but when she has to keep saying this to the "regular people" just to make sure that the masses grasp her thoughts, which I am sure she believes are of Biblical proportions.
And if you think she is through treating us all as inferiors then you better hang on because "you ain't seen nothin' yet", If our country is subjected to a regime piloted by "The world's most intelligent and articulate human" and his spouse who is firmly convinced that she is at least equal to him in intelligence and communication ability, then we can expect a steady dose of being told just how stupid and ineffectual we are. Now I know that he is a Clinton hack but for the first time, maybe ever, I was pretty well in agreement with Democrat strategist James Carville. Ol' James wasn't very charitable to Michelle in his comments after her speech. I'll be back to Michelle in a while.
Then, just when you thought it was safe to watch the Democrat convention again we were subjected to a speech supporting Barack Hussein Obama by Senator Hillary Clinton. Now while Senator Clinton did manage to mention Barack Obama on several occasions in her speech, the speech was actually about her and her husband. She just can't help but point out about putting eighteen million cracks in the "Glass Ceiling". Did you notice how cameras kept showing facial shots of Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama? Of course, Bill Clinton took the opportunity to show just how happy he was that his lovely spouse had done so well in this contest. He made sure that he mouthed the words "I love you" twice while on camera. Give me a break. Once again more phony Clinton antics. Ah, but what I really noticed was the forced smiles and nods of agreement on the face of Michelle Obama when the camera was on her. But the look in her eyes told a different story. She had a look in her eyes like she could have bitten the head off of a salt water crocodile.
In short, Hillary's act was no more believable than was Michelle Obama's. I will be interested in hearing the King of Sleaze speak tonight. (Now for those of you residing in the People's Republic of San Francisco, that would be former President William Jefferson Clinton). I am also wondering what lies will be told by the Democrat VP candidate, Joe Biden. If you remember correctly, Senator Joe Biden has made our Mutt Of The Month list on many occasions.
OK. Enough about the Democrat convention, at least for today. Let me make a final comment on the Olympics. I was pretty proud of most of our American athletes. I think they all did their best. I cannot get too upset with our sprinters as they were completely outclassed speed wise by the Jamaican sprinters. But I sure was proud of our swimmers, our track and field athletes, our gymnasts, our volleyball teams, our soccer, our water polo, our fencers, and last but not least our basketball teams. I was pretty impressed at the way they conducted themselves before, during and after their events. I thought our boxing program was really weak but in retrospect looking at how lame the Olympic scoring system is, they can drop the sport for all I care. And I'll say it again, subjective scoring really cost both our men's and women's gymnastics teams. The young lady from Parker, Texas really got cheated in a couple of events. One event that was pretty well dominated by China was diving. I thought the Chinese divers were way ahead of all the rest. Anyway, I'll be ready for the next one in 4 years. A quick word about the closing ceremony. The Chinese did their usual excellent job but the closing program got really weak when the flag was handed over to Great Britain and the British portion of the ceremony sucked.
I know that most of you were as upset as I when you found out that Russell Simmons had cancelled his "Yoga Party". Damn! I was really looking forward to that.
Incidentally, any Budweiser commercial not featuring the Clydesdales should be banned.
Last Friday, August 22, 2008, a Schleicher County handed out three more indictments against FLDS members. It looks like the investigation is finally producing some results. The newspaper did not give any other details. Some of the pre-trial hearings are scheduled on September 8th.
Here is another thing which really upset me this week. I did not get a "Text Message" from Team Obama advising me of the identity of his Vice Presidential choice. Of course, I have no idea how to text message and have no desire to learn how. If I have something to say to someone, I will either send them an e-mail or a regular letter or call them direct. As I understand it, the text message was sent out about 2:30 A.M. Actually Obama's choice was not a real pivotal moment in my adult life. But this really goes to show just how arrogant this man really is. A couple of days prior to the announcement, Obama, on camera, told people that he had made his choice but that he was not going to make the announcement for another couple of days. Like life as we know it would come to an end if he let us know the name of his VP choice.
First, he had me confused with someone who really gave a crap about which liberal/socialist he choose. Second, his list of potential candidates was fairly laughable to begin with. And I already know how he made the choice: He either had a big wheel or a board with the names of incompetent prospects and either spun the wheel or tossed a dart and he chose the name wherever the dart struck or the wheel stopped. But I think he made an excellent choice. Not for him but for us. As Rush Limbaugh said, Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. There are probably bus loads of tapes and audio clips of Joseph Biden saying really stupid stuff. And I know you will all love it when Joseph Biden is speaking to the American public and slows his speech down and annunciates each syllable so that even the dumbest among us can understand. Biden is almost as arrogant as Barack and Michelle Obama.
For a brief few moments the other morning, I was listening to the Bill O'Reilly radio program. O'Reilly said that he really got upset when he heard any Conservative Talk Radio host refer to Barack Obama as "Barry" or use his middle name "Hussein". Well, I've never called Obama "Barry" but I can damn sure start. And how about this Bill? "HUSSEIN" is his middle name. Also if my memory serves me correctly, the nick name "Barry" was used by Barack Hussein Obama's friends and family.
Now here are the $64,000 dollar questions: 1) Why does this upset Bill O'Reilly? 2) Why should any of us care? Also have you noticed that Sean Hannity and a couple of other analysts are all insulted because Barack Hussein Obama "Dissed" ;(Now for those of you living in the Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Austin, that is the new term used in place of the word, "Disrespected".); Hillary Clinton by not considering her as a VP candidate. This might be the most intelligent thing done or not done by Barack Hussein Obama. And since when should Sean Hannity, or for that matter any real conservative, be upset at a Clinton being passed over for anything? But I must point out that I do not believe that Sean Hannity is a true conservative. I think he is all showboat and probably deserves to be paired with Alan Colmes. So, at the risk of pissing off Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity I am going to make this statement: I am glad that Barack Hussein Obama AKA "Barry" did not pick Hillary Clinton as the VP candidate AND if it was a sign of disrespect, EXCELLENT.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein "Barry" Obama; Michelle Obama; Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton; Joseph Biden; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Chuck Schumer; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; George Soros; Jack Murtha; Madea Benjamin; Cindy Sheehan; ACLU; Code Pink; LULAC; LA RAZA; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery,Courtney Knott-Hobbs,NM; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar-USCoast Guard; Levi English-U.S. Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswains' Mate Kenneth Thomas-USCoast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; CAPT. Kevin Peek-USA; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Clair Vest-USAF; PV2 Richard Lee Bishop II-USA; Glen Alexander; Rudy Bates; Ralph Glaeser; Irma and L.T. Drennan.
Also let us remember to include the families of all of our brave men and women serving in our military.
QUOTES:
"Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society"............... ARISTOTLE
"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of exceptional character.:.... SAMUEL ADAMS
"To bear the name of American is to bear the most honorable of titles; and whoever does not so believe has no business to bear the name at all."................. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
That about does it for now. But let us all remember that it is most imperative that we all get everyone we know to vote for John McCain in November. The alternative is unacceptable.
So until next week I guess I will go on being my normal xenophobic,Draconian, gun clinging, conspiracy oriented self. And be sure that none of you use Barack Hussein Obama's middle name as it might upset some and none of us would want that, would we?
Later
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August 20th, 2008 • Saddleback Debates
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Wednesday - August 20, 2008
Greetings from the West Texas Headquarters for the Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Smear Machine. Well another week has come to pass and finally this morning I was listening to the radio and heard that one of the major polls has John McCain ahead of Barack Hussein Obama by five points. Now that might not sound like much but it is better than it has been up to this point. I am pretty well convinced that Barack Hussein Obama's little European trip and his pitiful showing on the Saddleback question and answer session with Pastor Rick Warren might have had something to do with the swing in the polls.
Now I did not watch the complete Saddleback program from beginning to end but I did manage to switch back and forth and have caught quite a bit of it on video replay. There were so many areas in which Barack Hussein Obama looked pitifully weak that I could spend all day re-hashing them but let me just point out a couple.
Warren asked a fairly simple question: "At what point does a baby get human rights, IN YOUR VIEW? Now for those of you residing in the "People's Republic of San Francisco", I have underlined a key part of the question. "IN YOUR VIEW." That would indicate that the Pastor was wanting Barack Hussein Obama's personal opinion on the question. But what was Barack Hussein Obama's answer? "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."
Wait a minute! Above his pay grade? His opinion might be wrong but he still must have an opinion. The Pastor was not asking him in any perspective other than to state his own personal opinion. Is this what the American public wants in the White House? A President who when asked a question regarding his own personal opinion is going to answer with, "It's above my pay grade"? I don't think so. As a matter of fact, I believe that he is being way overpaid for his service in the U.S. Senate if this is as decisive as he can get. God help us all if this clown gets elected.
Ah, but it didn't stop there. How about this question? "What's the most gut wrenching decision you've ever had to make?" Once again, minus a tele prompter, the world's most intelligent and articulate human came up with this: Obama answered that opposing the war in Iraq was, "As tough a decision that I've had to make, not only because there were political consequences but also because Saddam Hussein was a bad person and there was no doubt he meant America ill." Sounds pretty good huh? The only problem is that I do not recall very many State Senates who were consulted for permission to go to war with Iraq. And that is what would have had to have been the case, since at the time, Barack Hussein Obama was an Illinois State Senator. So it looks like Barack Hussein Obama has a bit of a problem telling the truth.
And while I don't have the exact quotes, in one of Barack Hussein Obama's responses had to do with "Showing Humility" when confronting evil. Once again, he showed just exactly what a weak leader he is and would continue to be. The truth of the matter is fairly simple; Barack Hussein Obama would have made an excellent British Prime Minister prior to World War II. Once again for those of you who reside in the "Freedom Loving Worker's Province of Austin" this is not a compliment. What I am saying is that Barack Hussein Obama, just like former British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, is an appeaser. And an appeaser, as Winston Churchill put it so well, "is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last."
How well do you really believe that an appeaser like Barack Hussein Obama could deal with Vladimir Putin? This old former KGB Agent would eat Obama for lunch, once he grew tired of making a complete fool out of him. The point being, this country cannot afford to elect a weak appeaser as its President during these tough times. With Russia acting just as they did in post World War II Europe, with a President like Barack Hussein Obama it would not be long before Eastern Europe would be back in the same shape as during the cold war. It is fairly obvious that we cannot depend upon the European countries of France, Germany, Spain, Belgium or, and I hate to say it England, to do what is right. The Eastern European countries are the only ones who seem willing to stand up to Russia. With Obama being a pure candy ass, can't you just imagine the caliber of people he would have in his cabinet?
Let me take a break for a moment from speaking about the world's most intelligent and articulate human and touch fairly quickly on some Olympic stuff. Of course like most Americans, I was really happy to see swimmer Michael Phelps come in first in every event he entered. I watched each of them live. Let is also not forget that in several of those events he received some exceptional help from his team mates. So when I hear some MSNBC Squack make the statement that Michael Phelps is the greatest athlete who has ever lived, I want to burst into flames. I do think that Michael is certainly the best swimmer I have ever seen, in person. But keep in mind that back in the 1920s, Johnny Weismuller set some individual swimming records which lasted well into the 1950s.
All of these greatest athlete lists are fine to talk about and fine for us all to have an opinion about but in the long run, this is really not something of Biblical proportions. A friend of mine pulled up a list off MSN of the greatest athletes of all times and here it is:
1. Michael Jordan
2. Muhammed Ali
3. Tiger Woods
4. Wayne Gretzky
5. Willie Mays
6. Jim Brown
7. Jim Thorpe
8. Pele
9. Babe Didrickson Zaharias
10,Michael Phelps
Now I believe that Michael Jordan is perhaps the best basketball player I have ever seen
I believe that Muhammed Ali might have been the best boxer I have ever seen
Wayne Gretzky is surely the best hockey player I have ever seen.
The rest with a couple of exceptions are arguable. But in my opinion, when you speak of great athletes you must consider how great they were as an all around athlete. When you do that, there are two who stand out;
Jim Brown and Jim Thorpe. Of course we have all heard of Jim Thorpe in football, baseball and track and he excelled in all of them. But just look at former NFL running back Jim Brown. While Brown never competed in the Olympics, as a college athlete he participated and lettered in the following sports:
Football
Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Track & Field (The decathlon)
So in my opinion saying that Michael Phelps is the greatest athlete of all times is being most charitable to Mr. Phelps.
One quick last word on the present Olympics. Usain Bolt of Jamaica set world records in both the 100 meter and 200 meter events. And from what I saw he did it fairly easily. MSNBC should never be allowed to televise anything. They have the absolute lamest bunch of idiots in their employ. I won't even get into Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman but during the Olympics they have seen fit each day to bring us an hour long program giving us the updates on the day's events. This idiotic show is hosted by a really pretty lady here in the U.S. studios. But on the scene in China they have Jenna,(Something or other) and Tiki Barber. This show is completely insulting and since Tiki Barber left the N.Y. Giants and upon announcing his retirement in mid-season further made statements that the Giants would never win a Super Bowl with Eli Manning as quarterback. HEY TIKI!!! Who won the Super Bowl last season? Anyway this is a stupid program and it is apparent to me that this Jenna broad is more interested in looking cute for Tiki than she is in reporting the Olympic news.
Everyone keep their eyes on what is going on in the Russian invasion of Georgia. I believe that it is a sign of things to come in Eastern Europe. Who will be next. Incidentally, when I hear a report that a "Cease Fire Agreement" has been signed, I just naturally assume that both sides of the conflict have agreed to stop shooting. Not necessarily the case in the Russia/Georgia conflict. Georgia ceases fire and Russia continues their aggression. As I said earlier, our country cannot afford to have a weak appeaser as our leader and having to depend on him to be strong against Vladimir Putin.
Also this week I heard on one news report that Colin Powell will be a speaker at the Democrat Convention in Denver. Yes, this is the same Colin Powell that was our Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. And the funny thing is, I have been saying for years that Colin Powell was a complete closet liberal and should not be trusted. I have even heard some suggest this mutt as John McCain's running mate. Anyway at one point in time the mainstream media and the black community was calling him an "Uncle Tom". But now, he is "Colin the Magnificent." Well my opinion of him has not changed. It is exactly what it was when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs during the first George H.W. Bush administration.
Here is a little question you have to ask yourself. Why does anyone on the planet listen to or care about what Geraldine Ferraro has to say about ANYTHING?
Which brings us to our MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; George Soros; Bill Clinton; Hillary Clinton; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Barbara Boxer; Sheila Jackson Lee; Diane Feinstein; Mayor Gavin Newsome; Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; Alan Colmes; Geraldine Ferraro; Colin Powell; ACLU; Cindy Sheehan; PETA; Code Pink; The Washington D.C. City Government; The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
QUOTES:
"If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, Federal, State and Local agencies will investigate you; summon you; close you down; whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education, nothing happens, except that you're liable to be given more money to do it with. We've discovered that money alone isn't the answer." .............. RONALD REAGAN
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserve the love and thanks of man and woman.".......................... THOMAS PAINE
"What is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."........................... GEORGE MASON, Father of the Bill of Rights
"Logic, like science, must be the servant and not the master of man."..... WINSTON CHURCHILL
PRAYER LIST:
Tony,Laurie,Jeffery and Courtney Knott; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC; GySgt. James Walker-USMC; Jason Plilar -USCoast Guard; Levi English - US Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay - US Navy; SSgt. Aaron Brown - USAF; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC; SSgt. Michael Strawn; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswain's Mate Kenneth C. Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory- DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Capt. Kevin Peek - USA; Glen Alexander; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Alvin Bates; Ralph Glaeser; Irma and L.T. Drennan.
Let us include the families of these good people and all of our men and women serving in the U.S. Military along with their families.
That about does it for today. I feel an uncontrollable urge to grab up some firearms and cling to them but I'm just not sure if that falls into the job description in my particular pay grade. Could I have been wr - - -; mist - - - -; a bit confused about what Barack meant? Naw. I had him pegged from the beginning, just like I did Colin Powell.
Later
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August 13, 2008 • Russia / China / Sports
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Wednesday - August 13, 2008
Hello, once again, from the West Texas Regional Headquarters for the Global Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Attack Machine. The only problem I have with this organization is that it is not nearly conspiratorial or vast enough to suit me.
Lots of things happening this week which I thought worthy of mention.
Let me begin with the Olympics. Now while I probably do not agree with China on many issues and I thought that it was pretty lame of them to have a pretty little girl lip sync a song sung by another young girl, and the substitution was made due to the fact that the girl who actually sang the song was not as pleasing to look upon as her substitute. I also was not overjoyed to know that the Chinese government and Olympic organizers thought it necessary to phony up the coverage of some of the fireworks displays at the opening ceremony. But setting these things aside, I cannot ever remember seeing a more impressive opening ceremony for any event since I have been old enough to notice such things. The only thing I would possibly have added would have been the "Texas Aggie Marching Band".
Also, isn't it a shame that Americans must wait until an American athlete wins a gold medal, before they can hear the National Anthem of the United States played like it was meant to be played? Isn't it refreshing that the Olympic powers have not attempted to make a RAP, Hip-Hop, Blues, Rock and Roll, Mariachi, or Protest Song out of our National Anthem? All I can say is that it is a damn good thing that the NFL has nothing to do with it.
Also isn't it refreshing, at least up to this point, to not have to put up with a bunch of fist bumping from the Olympic athletes? What in the hell is up with all this fist bumping crap? Oh, I know the Obamas do it at the end of every sentence but it is a pretty stupid practice. I can only cringe at the thought of what will become popular should Barack Hussein Obama be elected as our President.
And while I am on the subject of China, I must make this clear. I have never been to China. I would like to visit China some day just to see some of the awesome sights and historical landmarks. While I think the Chinese people are not living under the best of circumstances and God only knows what goes on behind the scenes, we must never underestimate the Chinese people. They are very intelligent and from all appearances are filled with national pride. We must also never lose sight of the fact that anything that the Chinese government does, which seems to help out our country, is absolutely in the best interest of the Chinese government.
The same holds true for Russia. Anytime they take a position which helps us, you can bet your last dollar that it will also help Russia. Now, once again, I have never been to Russia. Nor have I ever been to Georgia (For those of you who reside in the People's Republic of San Francisco, that is not the Georgia located between Alabama and South Carolina). I am not sure of the exact reason for the attack on this small country but I do know this; The Russian Army is over one million; The Georgian Army is 37,000. I believe that the Russian Air Force has over 2500 aircraft; The Georgian Air Force has 12. So, it seems a little one sided to me. I have come to the conclusion that Vladimir Putin is nothing more than an old time USSR, KGB thug who is determined to return Russia to its former position of world super power, as it was in the cold war days. I don't believe that Georgia will be the last country to feel the weight of the Russian military.
Ah, but some of the liberals have some really good ideas, among which are:
A United Nations censure - Of course Russia has one of the veto powers and that would kill that brilliant idea.
UN Peacekeepers - Boy, I'll bet that would scare the hell out of Vladimir and his old time KGB thugs. Especially since the UN Peacekeeping Forces have done such an outstanding job elsewhere.
Barack Obama of course wants to use the Rodney King approach; "Can't we all just get along?"
Of course I do not have the absolute answer for this problem but I would feel one heck of a lot better having John McCain calling the shots than Michelle, oops...excuse me, Barack Hussein Obama. If Americans think our stature in the world is weak under President George Bush, wait until you get a load of what it will be under a President Barack Hussein Obama. This guy is a pacifist to the core and that is not what we need at this point in time. We need some strength. Perhaps President Bush is not as strong as he could be in some instances but just imagine what the last eight years would have been like under a President Al Gore or President John Kerry.
Speaking of Al Gore and his global warming buffoonery, I read the other day that at this present time, we have about 500 square miles increase of polar ice over 2007. Yep, sure sign of global warming. Probably the windmills erected by T. Boone Pickens in West Texas are the main reason for the increase in the polar ice. And I am also trying to find some data on massive sand hill crane deaths to them not being able to fly over or around the windmills. I would like a show of hands of all those who believe that T. Boone Pickens isn't in this battle for his own financial gain.
How about this statement from the World's Most Intelligent and Articulate Human? A 7 year old girl asked Barack Hussein Obama this riveting question, "Why do you want to be President?" After stuttering around for several seconds, he stammered out this answer, "America is no longer what it could be." Without a tele prompter, this mutt is lost. This is the best answer he could come up with? It really doesn't make any sense. America is what it is. It could be better without question. But it could also be one hell of a lot worse. Do we need a President who can only come up with tune up your cars and inflate the tires to the proper pressure, as an answer to the so called energy crisis? Also I would pose this question to this empty bottle; When is the last time you tried to find an air pump at the place where you buy your gasoline? An air pump is practically non-existent at most convenience stores, which is where most Americans gas up. If you do happen to find one which is working, you have to PAY FOR AIR. I do keep a compressor in my garage and regularly check my tire pressure but I'll bet most folks don't.
A piece of news that really upset me this past week was to learn that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was jailed for a bond violation in his perjury case. Also Kwame has been charged with a couple of other crimes having to do with assaulting corrections officers. Boy, the people of Detroit must really be proud of this mutt.
I saw a report earlier this week about an SUV containing 19 passengers was involved in a roll over accident near Florence, Arizona where 9 of the passengers were killed. Let's examine this for a moment. SUV. 19 Passengers. Arizona. You don't suppose these people could have been, dare I say it, undocumented workers? OK, don't recognize that, then try ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Jumping back to an Olympic story which I read in our very own San Angelo (Sub) Standard Times. This article was about minority representation on the U.S. Olympic Team. This article felt duty bound to point out that while Hispanics comprise 15% of the U.S. population, they are under represented on the American squad. Blacks, who make up 13.5% of the population hold more than 120 spots on the American team which numbers about 600 members totally. The thought which immediately crossed my mind was that the San Angelo (Sub) Standard Times obviously had me confused with someone who gave a crap about their statistical information. I thought that the point of picking out athletes to represent our country in the Olympic Games was to make an attempt to pick out the BEST ATHLETES in each particular sport, regardless of race. OK. I have come up with another little statistic. White males over 65 years of age comprise a good portion of our total population. With this in mind, I would like to point out that the women's gymnastic team; women's basketball team; women's water polo team; women's softball team; women's volleyball team and women's track team had NO WHITE MALES OVER 65 on any of their rosters. Sounds like grounds for a suit. Where is the ACLU. I demand my Constitutional Right to compete in one of these women's sports. Political Correctness has once again overstepped its idiotic bounds.
Speaking of the Olympics, I have a suggestion. Drop every sport which has a subjective scoring system. This would include; gymnastics, diving, boxing just to name a few. A race has a clear winner which can be determined by a slow motion instant replay if necessary which would be rare. Dump all the subjective scoring sports. I have an idea for a few new sports which could be added with the competitors having only one requirement. That being that they must be politicians holding an elected position. Here are the sports:
Synchronized Stupidity - This team could be comprised of Democrats and Republicans alike. The only qualification would be that they would have had to do or say something incredibly stupid within the 6 months immediately preceding the games. The team would be chosen by some unbiased conservative panelists. The contest would be that individual pairs of team members would have to live in a foreign country which operated under rules governed by the contestant's own stupid ideas. The only problem with this event is that the winners could not be decided before one calendar year had expired. But then again, the high side would be that our country could be rid of several pairs of mutts for a whole year.
Liberal Congresspersons Javelin Catching - If I have to explain this one to you then you might just be ready to enter the contest.
Full Contact Archery - In this exciting event, liberals from both sides of the aisle would have to run back and forth across an open field while being shot at by archers. The last one hit is the winner. I already have my name submitted as one of the shooters.
Animal Water Polo - Now the rules of this one are fairly simple. Liberal members of the House and Senate with extremely liberal governors and mayors also being eligible, would play regular water polo using the International Olympic Water Polo Rules. The only difference being that during the first half, two salt water crocodiles would also be permitted to enter the pool. Those surviving the first half would play the second half in the company of two sex crazed male hippos. In the event of a tie, one great white shark would be released into the pool with the survivors......... in case there are any.
The Lyin' Your Ass Off Relay - Just think of a Democrat team made up of "Fat Teddy", Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Hussein Obama. I think they would be unbeatable.
The Incompetency Relay - The team captain would just have to be Barack Hussein Obama. But just take a real good look at all of the incompetents in our House and Senate and let us not forget idiot Mayors like Kwame Kilpatrick, Gavin Newsome and that mutt mayor from Los Angeles. Boy I don't envy the selection committee on this one.
ODDS AND ENDS:
August 7, 2008 was the 75th anniversary of the comic strip "Alley Oop".
Archer Howard Hill (Born 1899) won 196 consecutive field archery tournaments. Mr. Hill also did the bow and arrow shooting for Errol Flynn in "The Adventures of Robin Hood". I remember Howard Hill making a movie in the early 1950s when he went on a bow and arrow safari in Africa and killed a charging lion and all the dangerous game. I read somewhere that the bow he used was a 120 lb. pull bow. It was of course an English Longbow. Howard Hill was probably the absolute best archer ever.
Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small dog.
Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
QUOTES:
"Politically, what matters to the left-wing base that Obama has been playing to for decades is sticking it to 'the rich'. What effect that has on the tax revenues received by the government is secondary at best." ................................ DR. THOMAS SOWELL
"One of the casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over the Ninth and Tenth Amendment guarantees. A civil war, by the way,is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C. than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence."................... WALTER WILLIAMS*
*Dr. Williams has this absolutely right. It was not a 'Civil War'.
"Government is like fire, a handy servant but a dangerous master."... GEORGE WASHINGTON
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Where do I begin? Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Hussein Obama; Nancy Hussein Pelosi; Harry Hussein Reid; "Fat Hussein Teddy"; Gavin Hussein Newsome (San Francisco Mayor); Kwame Hussein Kilpatrick; Barbara Hussein Boxer; Diane Hussein Feinstein; Keith Hussein Olberman (MSNBC); Chris Hussein Matthews(MSNBC); Colin Hussein Powell (I just heard that he is slated to speak at the Democrat Convention); Alan Hussein Colmes; John Hussein Murtha; Hillary Hussein Clinton; Bill Hussein Clinton; PETA; ACLU; MoveOn.Org.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery & Courtney Knott-Hobbs,NM; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC,Iraq; GySgt. James Walker-USMC,Iraq; Jason Plilar-USCG,Iraq; Midshipman Levi English-USNaval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN,Iraq; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF,HOME FROM IRAQ; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC,Iraq; SSgt. Michael Strawn-Iraq; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswain's Mate Kenneth C. Thomas-USCG; John Michael Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC, Far East; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Fr. Kevin Peek -Capt. USA; Glen Alexander-Iraq; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Alvin Bates-Health; Ralph Glaeser-Health; Irma & L.T. Drennan-Health. Please include the families of all our military personnel.
Well I guess that about does it for another week. Before I leave I want to mention that I heard an audio clip of MSNBC reporter Contessa Brewer when whe referred to persons residing in a certain part of our country as people who cling to their Southern, sometimes racist traditions. Well I guess that ol' Contessa was not referring to me as I intensely dislike mutts of all ethnic backgrounds. So I guess that sort of makes me inclusive, that is in a gun clinging sort of way.
Later
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August 12, 2008 • Retirement / Check / Texas
Wednesday - August 6, 2008
Greetings once again from the West Texas Regional Headquarters of the Vast Insensitive Right Wing Conspiracy.
Well I sure hope all of you have been checking your tire pressure and getting those automobiles tuned up. That, according to the worlds most intelligent and articulate human, is our only hope to overcome our need for petroleum products. But I heard several automobile mechanics say that since 1985, those model automobiles so not require "Tune Ups". But if you are driving something older than an '85 model then perhaps Barack Hussein Obama's advice might just be right up your alley.
But what about the rest of us who drive vehicles newer than 1985 models? What about those of us who already keep their tire pressure inflated to the correct amount? Are we doomed? What are we to do? Please Barack, provide us with a vision so that we can become part of your solution. Either that or just shut up and leave us alone.
How can anyone possibly believe that this clown has an energy policy if this is the best solution he can come up with to combat high gasoline prices? And at this point I must bring up his statement in one of his rants about "The bomb which was dropped on Pearl Harbor". Someone in his past education must have been a bit remiss in teaching history to the world's most intelligent and articulate human. It seems to me that there was not "A" bomb dropped on Pearl Harbor but rather lots and lots of bombs which were delivered by the Japanese military. Once again, if this bozo doesn't have a tele-prompter or a prepared speech, his lack of knowledge seems to rise to the top. Maybe the McCain add comparing him to Paris Hilton and that other squack is not too far off.
Earlier this week I watched a program on FOX News Channel which dealt with former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a pork project he got through just prior to his resignation. Poor Dennis only made a profit of $2,000,000 up to this point on a land deal involving a new road which according to the residents of the area and the Illinois Governor was completely unnecessary. But by construction of this new road, a little piece of property owned by a trust which ended up being Hastert and his wife, just happened to accidentally increase the value of some vacant land which had been purchased. To be perfectly honest with you all, I thought that Dennis Hastert was a fat mutt when he was Speaker of the House. Perhaps the sex and political party have changed but it seems to me that our House of Representatives is still in the clutches of an incompetent person. I also must at this point say that I am not completely happy with President Bush. Instead of attending the Olympic Games, it might have served the American citizens better if he had remained here and ordered the House back into session.
Barack Hussein Obama keeps speaking about diplomatic talks with Iran. I guess you could sort of call it "Rodney King Foreign Policy". That of course is to just continue to whine and say "Can't we all just get along?" I did hear John Bolton this morning being interviewed and Mr. Bolton brought out the fact that for the past 5 years, Europe has been using diplomatic means to try and get Ahmadinejad to be reasonable and have failed miserably. Mr. Bolton said that the only results that 5 years of European diplomacy has made was to insure that Iran is 5 years closer to having nuclear weapons.
We keep hearing about the threats that Iran is making regarding closing the Strait of Hormuz and all of the saber rattling being done with lots of show regarding missiles being tested and paraded through the Iranian streets, but we must remember back during the cold war all the bluster and show put on by the USSR in their parades with all of the supposed ICBMs. We have since learned that most of them were fake and were shown to keep up the spirits of the Russian people. I would strongly imagine that the same holds true with Iran. Perhaps Ahmadinejad needs to be shown this little formula:
Heat + Sand = Glass
Now for those of you who reside in the "People's Republics of San Francisco, Austin, or Massachusetts" this simply means that in short order, Iran could look like a large piece of crystal.
Incidentally, I think John Bolton was one of President Bush's better appointments. He made some with which I agree but he also made some which are highly questionable. Bolton was not. I think our Senate should be kicked in their collective rear ends for not approving Mr. Bolton's appointment.
Hey! How about a round of applause for the State of Texas. In total contempt of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the State of Texas executed Jose Ernesto Medellin. In 1993, Jose Medellin confessed to the rape and murder of two Houston teen agers and keeping one girl's Mickey Mouse watch as a souvenir. Medellin was convicted and later on appealed his case that his Vienna Convention rights had been violated and he had not been advised that he could speak with the Mexican Consulate. Now just what in the hell does this have to do with guilt or innocence, you ask? NOTHING! Anyway our Supreme Court turned down his appeal, an appeal which I might add the Bush Administration SUPPORTED. Anyway yesterday evening Jose Medellin was executed by the State of Texas. So with that I politely say to hell with the International Court of Justice. Oh, did I forget to mention that Jose Ernesto Medellin was an "Illegal Alien"?
One of the really high points of my week came yesterday. I drove the 75 miles between San Angelo,Texas and Ozona,Texas. The reason for my trip to Ozona was the retirement of a friend who had served 22 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety. His name is Ben English. Of course like all retirements there were some stories told by co-workers, friends and even Ben's Mom got her licks in. I got to meet some really nice folks in Ozona and thoroughly enjoyed myself. While it is always good to see a friend reach one of the major goals in his life, the real treat was the opportunity to meet Ben's lovely wife, Cathy and visit with Ben and Cathy's two sons. If you will notice, the name Levi English appears in our prayer list. Levi of course is a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. Ben and Cathy's youngest son, Ethan, will be a senior at Ozona High School.
I have only known Ben for a couple of years and actually met him through my weekly ranting being forwarded to him by someone else. There were a couple of walls which featured a pictorial history of Ben's life. Ben is a former Marine and was at one time a Scout-Sniper in 1978 and a Chief Scout-Sniper in 1979. He was a Sergeant when he completed his service. Back to his sons. I can't think of a time when I have met two brothers who have had their priorities more in order than those two fine young men. Ethan, of course, wants to follow in his older brother's footsteps and attend the U.S. Naval Academy. If I had to make a bet, I would just bet he will do exactly that. This was the third time I had actually been privileged to visit with Ethan but my first time to meet Levi in person. They are both products of fine parenting and I am as impressed with those two young men as I am with their Mom and Dad. The Texas Department of Public Safety is minus one good man. But the U.S. Naval Academy has gained one exceptional young man and there is another waiting to enter.
QUOTES:
"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."..................... WALT DISNEY
"Both parties and all branches of the federal government have made a mockery of the checks and balances, separation of powers and the republican form of government envisioned by our founders."....
.............................. WALTER WILLIAMS
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.".................... WILLIAM F. BUCLKEY JR.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony, Laurie, Jeffery, and Laurie Knott-Hobbs,NM; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC,Iraq; GySgt. James Walker-USMC,Iraq; Jason Plilar-U.S.Coast Guard,Iraq; Midshipman Levi English-U.S.Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN, Iraq; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF,Iraq; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC,Iraq; SSgt. Michael Strawn-Iraq; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswain's Mate Kenneth Thomas-US Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA; LtCol. James Moore-USMC,Middle East; L.T. and Irma Drennan-Oklahoma; Elizabeth Chaggon-USAF; Clair Vest-USAF; Glen Alexander-Iraq; Alvin Bates; Ralph Glaeser; Ann Fraley-Hobbs,NM (Last week I said that she was going through her third bout with Chemo but my wife corrected me. She is currently in her SEVENTH set of Chemo treatments); Let us also include all of our veterans and the families of those serving in our military.
ODDS AND ENDS:
The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments and one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter. Our Federal Government looking out for us.
The largest item on any menu is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep, which is stuffed with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs. Mmmmmmmmmm boy! Sure makes me want to attend a Bedouin wedding feast. How 'bout you?
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Dennis Hastert; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Barbara Boxer; Diane Feinstein; Chuck Schumer; William Jefferson; MoveOn.org; Code Pink; LULAC; LaRaza; ACLU; PETA; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome
Well, I guess that about does it for another week. I think I'll go let a few pounds of air our of my tires so that I can feel good about myself when I re-inflate them to the proper level. But I must keep a sharp eye out in case snipers are in the area just waiting to pick off someone trying to please Barack. Of course I will be clinging to my firearms during all of this.
Later
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July 30 2008

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Wednesday - July 30, 2008
The West Texas Wing of the Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Attack Machine is back in business. We are just about to get stuff put back into place from our visit to Lake City, Colorado where we got to visit with our daughter, 5 grand kids, and 2 great grand kids. Lots of fun. Nice weather and got to see some other friends and meet some new ones. We will be returning to Lake City in September to attend our oldest grandson's wedding. He has managed to land a real beauty. Just think of this. A really pretty young lady who loves to hunt and fish. Can it get any better than that?
Anyway, I was pretty much away from television and radio and major news outlets for about 10 days but when I returned, it seems that I caught enough stuff to get back into my usual combative mood.
Just this morning I heard that this new bailout legislation which I believe President Bush signed today contains, now get ready for this, $180 million for "Pre-Foreclosure Counseling". One must also wonder if there are any funds allocated for "Post-Foreclosure Counseling." One must also ponder this question. What is the incentive to the vast majority of Americans who have NOT made loans which were above their financial means to successfully pay off? Is our government in business to just throw money at persons who were doomed to fail from the beginning of that fiscal transaction?
Ah, but let is not forget that this legislation is also meant to cover the lending institutions who made these idiotic loans to persons who had no possibility of making their payments. I must confess that I am a bit put out with our government being more concerned with "FannieMae and FreddieMac" than they are with JimmyEarl, or BillyP, or DonnieK, or DannyB, or TonyG. When will personal responsibility begin to enter into the equation? With this bunch of Congressmen and Senators? Never. Now what will happen when the next President is sworn into office? If it is Barack Hussein Obama, I think we all know that government handouts will reach a whole new level.
On that note, I would like to make a request that Senator John McCain give up the idea of being civil to the opposition. I listened this morning to a statement made by Senator McCain about how much he respects Nancy Pelosi and what a great treasure she is. Immediately after, they played an audio of Nancy Pelosi telling whoever would listen just exactly what a big dud John McCain was in every aspect. When will Senator McCain learn that you cannot be nice to people who mean you harm? I keep hearing about how John McCain is alleged to be really bad tempered and a bit of a hot head. Well I would prefer that to his pitiful attempts to pander to these mutts.
Finally the Grand Jury in Schleicher County,Texas has handed down indictments against six men charging them with various crimes. One of those indicted is none other than Warren Jeffs who is the "Head Water Moccasin" for the FLDS. The other five were: Allen Eugene Keate (56), Michael George Emack (57), Raymond Merril Jessop (36), Merril Leroy Jessop (33), Lloyd Hammond Barlow (38) and of course Warren Jeffs who is presently in prison having been convicted earlier by a Utah jury. Both Jessops, Emack, and Keate were charged with Sexual Assault of a Child which is a First Degree Felony. Barlow, who is also the FLDS on site physician is charged with three felony counts of Failure to Report Child Abuse. Warren Jeffs is charged in one of the sexual assaults as one of the victims is his 17 year old daughter who is married to Raymond Jessop. In all of the months I have been reading about the FLDS bunch in Eldorado,TX; Colorado City,AZ and another small town in Utah, the names Jeffs, Jessop, and Barlow seem to be prominent. Anyway, it looks like the fun at the FLDS ranch is beginning to run afoul of the law. If you get the opportunity, get a copy of a book entitled "Escape" which is co-written by Carolyn Jessop. It gives you a pretty good insight into the mental set of many of these people. You must keep in mind that many of these girls know nothing of the outside world. It is a pretty sad situation.
When I got back to San Angelo, all I heard about was Barack Obama's "European Bounce" as a result of his European tour. I kept hearing from the mainstream media about how popular he was in Germany and about the fact that 80% of the Europeans were in favor of Obama being elected as President. It dawned upon me that I was absolutely on the same page as the Europeans. I also am very much in favor of Barack Hussein Obama being elected as President of the European Union. He needs to pack up Michelle and the girls and move himself lock, stock and barrel to Europe. Just leave us alone.
I am not sure if I heard this correctly but I thought I understood one news report to say that part of this new package to help homeowners under danger of foreclosure was interest free government loans. I can't begin to tell you how much that pisses me off. I have owned three home in which I have resided. The first was in Houston,Texas - 20 year loan and I made payments for 14 years and then sold the home when we moved to Hobbs, NM. The second was in Hobbs, NM. A 30 year loan which I paid off. The third was our present home in San Angelo,Texas. A 30 year loan which I paid off in 4 and 1/2 years. I have also owned several pieces of rental property and one mountain cabin. NOT ONE of my loans have been interest free. It was not always easy but we managed to do without certain things at times in order to make our payments on time and in full. We were able to do this by both my wife and I working full time and on many occasions working more than one job to make ends meet. I know lots of folks who did the same thing and not ONCE did I expect the federal or state government to bail me out. Victimology has come to power.
Incidentally, last night I was watching a program and had my mind refreshed as to what a complete idiot and pure mutt former California Governor Jerry Brown was. What a doof!
Have you noticed that when a Supreme Court decision is handed down which pleases the liberals/socialists, that it immediately becomes "The Law Of The Land"? But when the decision is against the wishes of the liberals/socialists they try to find ways around the ruling? Case in point is the recent Supreme Court Decision striking down the Washington, D.C. laws regarding citizens possessing handguns/firearms in their homes. The Supreme Court said that it was an individual right guaranteed by the Constitution. But I heard this morning that the Washington, D.C. governmental body has decided to use an old 1932 law in defining a "Machine Gun". According to this new definition, a "Machine Gun" includes any semi-automatic weapon which has a magazine capacity of over 12 rounds. And they once again have included in their new legislation that the firearm must be dis-assembled and must have a trigger lock. At this point in time I will not even bother going into the actual definition of a "Machine Gun". If you people in Washington, D.C.; People's Republics of San Francisco,CA; Austin,TX; or Boston,MA do not know what constitutes a weapon as a "Machine Gun, then you can enter eternity completely in the dark.
A quick word about Lake City, CO. We had a great time and I got to visit with the Sheriff of Hinsdale,County and also got to meet his Under Sheriff. Both really good guys. I also got to visit with another retiree who has been on my regular e-mail list for a while. He and his wife operate a really nice RV Park on Lake San Cristobal.
But the most fun was getting to spend time with our daughter and grand kids/great grand kids. I probably spent most of my time with my two youngest grandsons (8) and (10). We got to do some shooting out at their other grandma's ranch and I don't know when I have had more fun than with those two little guys. They are both pretty good shots. After we came back to town we started in to cleaning the rifles. The bolt action .243 was n trouble as I had all the cleaning gear necessary. BUT when we got to the Walther .22 automatic rifle I found that I did not have a .22 caliber bore brush. So we set out to purchase one. We went to every store in town and came up dry insofar as locating what we needed. Also somewhere in the rush the instruction booklet for the Walther came up missing. We spent several hours attempting to locate a brush to no avail. So we settled down to watch the Military Channel which was covering the construction of a nuclear aircraft carrier. Plenty interesting and lots of detail. While watching this program about fitting all the pieces to this huge carrier together, my youngest grandson made this astute observation: "If they can make all those pipes and connections fit, why is it impossible to find a .22 brush?" I couldn't answer that question, but after we left, my daughter called me up and advised me that they had located the instruction booklet and that their Dad had brought in a.22 cleaning brush from the ranch. So I guess all is well in the world.
I did see one little bit of statistical data which I found rather interesting. You realize that the liberals/socialists and the Democrat party keep telling us that one of the main dangers to drilling off shore is the danger of oil spills? Well the program I watched said that less than 1% of the spills in the ocean were do to problems at an off shore location. This same program stated that over 60% of the 'SPILLS' were natural in cause. Volcanoes, shifting plates, etc....
I saw some commercial giving reasons to vote for Barack Hussein Obama and about the only thing I gathered is that the best reason they could give was that it would upset Michelle Obama if Barack were not elected. WELL, that's sure good enough for me all right. We certainly wouldn't want to upset Michelle, would we? Oh, that is not good enough reason for you? Well I'll just bet that you are the type of people who have also failed to thank Al Gore for inventing the Internet. About the only thing I can say is that I hold Michelle and Al on the same level of respect as the Transylvanian villagers held Dr. Frankenstein.
One other interesting thing I noticed at my daughter's house in Lake City. She has a pair of canaries in a cage in her living room. She said that she also had a finch in there but one day it disappeared. No one knows why. I suggested that perhaps one of her cats might be suspect but she immediately struck that idea down. The boys have 2 cats "Buttercup" which is a Siamese and "Captain Jack" who I believe is a cross between a black leopard and an albino tiger. Captain Jack has a head about the size of a grapefruit and appears to fear nothing. I caught Captain Jack on two separate occasions sitting under the canary cage and staring upward as they were chirping away. He sat there and stared for over five minutes on each occasion. Should one of the canaries turn up missing, I won't have to wait for Greta's crack team to look into the case before I name Captain Jack as a "Kitty of Interest." He is a pretty fine cat.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Diane Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Jerry Brown; Jack Murtha; George Soros; MoveOn.org; CAIR; LA RAZA; Scott McClellan; Code Pink; Alaska Senator Ted Stevens; FLDS
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott and Family-Hobbs,New Mexico; Jeffery Knott who has finished his tour with the United States Marines and is enrolled in college in Durango, CO; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC,Iraq; GySgt. James Walker-USMC,Iraq; Jason Plilar-U.S.Coast Guard,Iraq; Levi English-U.S.Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN,Iraq; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF,Iraq; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC,Iraq; SSgt. Michael Strawn-Iraq; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswain's Mate Kenneth C. Thomas-U.S.Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA; LtCol James Moore-USMC,Middle East; Clair A. Vest-USAF; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Fr. Kevin Peek-Capt. USA; L.T. and Irma Drennan-Oklahoma, recovering from surgery; Ralph Glaeser-Gainsville,FL, surgery; Glen Alexander - Baghdad. I am also this week adding a very nice lady who is a good friend to my wife and I. Ann Fraley-Hobbs,New Mexico. This courageous lady is undergoing her third set of Chemo treatments. She has an absolutely wonderful attitude and we were fortunate enough to have a long visit with Ann and her husband last week. They are really nice people and she is one tough lady.
QUOTES:
"It's Always bad to use the terms Always and Never."* ................ BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
* This sounds really prophetic until you realize that he said that it was ALWAYS bad to use the term ALWAYS. Could it be that the world's smartest and most articulate human has once again shown that he is a mere mortal? Don't forget, he's a mutt.
"There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies and that is fighting without them."...........
........................ WINSTON CHURCHILL
"The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lit under it, there is no limit to power it can generate.".................... WINSTON CHURCHILL
Well that's about all for this week. I would like to say that I did not once come under sniper fire while in Colorado. I did a bit of gun clinging though. Unfortunately some of my handguns would be classifie as "Machine Guns" under Washington, D.C. standards. What a bunch of mutts in charge of that city. For that matter a bunch of mutts are in control of both houses of congress so why should any more be expected of the local government?
Later
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June 25, 2008 Wednesday

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Hello once again from the West Texas Branch of The Vast Ultra Right Wing Xenophobic Gun Clingers. I have pretty well decided that with a very few exceptions, both Houses of Congress need to be replaced in their entirety.

It seems that this past week the House Judiciary Committee under the lame leadership of Representative John Conyers decided that they needed to once again look into the outing of Valerie Plame and in typical fashion they called in a witness who has a credibility problem at the very least. Yes, I'm speaking of none other than that whining little twinkie, Scott McClellan. Once again one of these idiotic Congressional/Senate Committees is looking into something which has been resolved months ago. I believe that it is pretty common knowledge that Richard Armitage is the person who named Valerie Plame as a C.I.A. employee to a member of the media. My question into this whole business is, SO WHAT? Valerie Plame was not a spy nor an undercover operative and revealing her name was much ado about nothing. But our House of Representatives evidently missed that little bit of information and it has about as much to do with national security as if I were to tell the KGB that Adam "Pac Man" Jones is now tentatively a member of the Dallas Cowboys Football Team.
Speaking of Adam "Pac Man" Jones, once again this week, Don Imus made a comment which could be taken in the broadest sense as being racial against black athletes. But after hearing Don Imus' explanation of his comment I could see that perhaps he was trying to make a point that Adam "Pac Man" Jones was in fact a victim of racial profiling by law enforcement. Of course if that is the case, I think Don Imus is full of crap in his assessment of the whole matter. But then again, I pretty well believe Don Imus to be full of crap in most of his views. Imus is a loud mouth liberal mutt. "Pac Man" Jones, a victim? This guy has multiple arrests for multiple offenses. But good ol' Don Imus has a really good grasp of things. He said that perhaps "Pac Man" might have screwed up ONCE, and that everyone screws up every once in a while. But that "Pac Man" had been busted six times in the past couple of years which was a sure sign of police harassment. Now this reasoning leads me to believe that Don Imus is almost as proficient as a judge of character as former Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders was a judge of firearms. Remember her asinine statement about what this country really needed was safer guns and safer bullets. So, Imus is in excellent company. Both complete mutts.
Hey! How 'bout that Israeli/Hamas Peace Agreement? Lasted a whole FIVE DAYS before the Palestinians began to fire rockets into Israel. How I wish that Benjamin Netanyahu were the Israeli Prime Minister. At what point in time is everybody going to realize that the Palestinians, particularly under the rule of Hamas is not going to keep any peace agreement with Israel? Ah, but wait. I'm sure that Barack Hussein Obama has a program which can finally bring peace to the Middle East. That will probably happen along about the same time that I am crowned King of Sweden.
Speaking of Barack Hussein Obama, he really seems to have a good grasp on how to solve our energy problems doesn't he? This inexperienced idiot couldn't tell you the difference in a barrel of crude oil and a jar of warm prairie dog urine. Yet here we are, almost on the verge of seeing this incompetent mutt take over as President of the United States. It is about time for Republicans, Conservative Democrats, Moderates and any other group you can think of, to take back control of this country from the socialists and a majority liberal Supreme Court. We can start this November by getting out in huge numbers to vote FOR Senator John McCain and where applicable vote for conservatives for the House and Senate seats which are up for grabs.
Now here is a prime example of the kind of arrogance shown by Barack Hussein Obama. Recently, he met with a group of black religious leaders. The meeting was closed to the press for a very valid reason. According to Team Obama the press was excluded due to the "Poor LIghting" in the facility. Let's examine that line of reasoning, shall we? I am not completely sure that the print media needs all that much exotic lighting. I am not sure that someone using an audio tape recorder is relying all that much on lighting. And if memory serves me correctly, television cameras can operate quite successfully in fairly low light. Then you must ask yourself this question. What in the hell was he going to discuss with a bunch of religious leaders which would offend a press which is clearly "In The Tank" for Barack Hussein Obama? (OK, now for those of you living in the 'People's Republic Of San Francisco', "In The Tank" means that the press is clearly Pro-Obama).
This is clearly another case of Barack Hussein Obama, who incidentally is being touted as the world's most intelligent, dynamic, charismatic and articulate human, believing that he can pee on your foot and make you believe it is raining. And the pathetic part of that statement is that it is absolutely true for quite a large segment of our society.
A couple of days ago I was watching Bill O'Reilly and he had as his guests, two liberal college students, at least one of which was in law school. O'Reilly asked these people a series of questions and their answers made you want to burst into flames. God help us all if these brainwashed children ever get control of ANYTHING. Both of them were completely convinced that the government OWED free medical care to everyone. They were both convinced that if some people were out of work that it was up to the government to CREATE jobs for them. They both felt that every American citizen should be guaranteed a nice home should they so desire, whether they could afford one or not, it was up to the government to provide them the shelter and food they and their families needed. Not one word about personal responsibility. Not one word about effort on the part of those people. No they just wrote it off as those people were simply "Less Fortunate" than many others. And of course their education should be guaranteed by the government according to these two geniuses. And of course they were completely in favor of income redistribution. These young people were completely brainwashed in socialist ideas.
Also this week we all heard about the plight of long time TV icon, Ed McMahon who was loosing his home as he could not afford to make the payments. Now I don't like to see anyone lose their home. However, Ed McMahon as I have read has made in his lifetime in excess of 75 million dollars. One must inquire as to what he did with his cash. Now they went on to say that the house was in Beverly Hills and was priced at something like $4.5 million dollars. Ed McMahon is in his 80s. Do you suppose that just perhaps he could have scaled down the cost of his home? I know that many of us have had to do exactly that. With whom did Mr. McMahon have his little Beverly Hills bungalow financed? The report I heard was that it was through, yes you guessed it, COUNTRYWIDE. Name sound familiar? Oh, isn't that the company who gave a VIP Loan to Connecticut Democrat Senator, Chris Dodd? Yes, I believe it was. Oh, and doesn't Senator Dodd have something to do with the Banking Committee? Yes, I believe he does.
Now I am not trying to make fun of Mr. McMahon's situation. As a matter of fact, I really liked his style on the old Johnny Carson Show but once again, doesn't personal responsibility have a place in all of this?
I guess in the eyes of Congress it doesn't since they are presently working on a $300 BILLION DOLLAR bail out of these bad mortgages. Now I not only do not feel responsible for Ed McMahon's situation, but I also feel no responsibility for the thousands of other people who made purchases and loans ,which at the time of purchase, the buyers AND the lending institutions knew that these people could not afford. It almost looks like our elected officials are being controlled by the two socialist college idiots that O'Reilly had on his show.
Yesterday on one of the premium TV Channels they showed a movie which I had not seen in quite a while. "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas". It starred; Burt Reynolds; Dolly Parton; Dom DeLuise; Jim Nabors; and last but certainly not least, Charles Durning. Charles Durning absolutely stole the show with his song and dance number near the end of the movie. It brought to mind something I had read about Charles Durning several years back. He took part in the invasion at Normandy on D-Day. He was an Army Ranger and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Now the movie was a light hearted comedy about the "Chicken Ranch" which was a house of prostitution in Texas from the days of the Civil War on through the 1970s. I don't recall the names of the characters in the movie nor the name of the town but the actual "Chicken Ranch" was located in Fayette County, Texas. Of course the old madam who ran it looked nothing like Dolly Parton. And Burt Reynolds looked nothing like the Fayette County Sheriff but there were some similarities in the Houston TV Reporter in the movie and the real guy. There was not much in the movie which was factual other than that the people in the town of LaGrange,Texas knew about the Chicken Ranch and had no problems with it being in operation all those years. In the movie Burt Reynolds knocked Dom DeLuise on his rear end. That actually happened but not in the State Capitol as shown in the movie.
The real Sheriff of Fayette County from 1946 until 1980 was supposed to be the character portrayed by Burt Reynolds. Prior to being Fayette County Sheriff he was a Deputy Sheriff in Kenedy and Fayette Counties and was a Texas Ranger from 1941 until 1946. He had a total of 54 years as a law enforcement officer in the State of Texas. His name was T.J. "Big Jim" Flournoy. This was one tough old customer. Yeah, he had the Chicken Ranch operating in his county but there wasn't a heck of a lot of crime that went unsolved and unpunished. I had the pleasure of meeting Sheriff Flournoy on several occasions and had nothing but respect for him. He was a really nice man and didn't put up with a bunch of crap from anyone. And they didn't call him "Big Jim" for nothing. He was a really good sized man and was what I pictured that a Texas County Sheriff should be like.
In last Sunday's San Angelo Standard Times there was an article on the sport page which I found very interesting. About 90 miles due North of San Angelo is a little town on Interstate 20 named Roscoe. It is the home of the "Roscoe Plowboys" and they are one bad Class 1A football team. They are in the playoffs every year and have won the State Championship several times. For the past couple of years they have had a young man playing on their football team by the name of Britt Mitchell. Now his young man stood 6' 8" and weighed in at 325 pounds. Every major college recruiter in the country was after this young man to play football for their school. He passed up his final semester at Roscoe to enroll early at the University of Oklahoma. He was the only player from a Class 1A school to sign with a Division I College.
But on June 10, the day after his 19th birthday, Britt Mitchell left the University of Oklahoma and a full scholarship to join the United States Marines. His teammates were shocked and couldn't understand why. Mitchell said that he put it to them as simply as he could. "I told them I'm an American first and a Sooner second." Mitchell stayed at Oklahoma through the spring workouts, came home for a three week summer break and then returned to Norman for more workouts to give football one final chance. He was worried about what his home town folks would think but his high school coach told him that they were behind him 100%. He has been running and biking and trying to run off a few pounds to prepare for basic training. I thought this was a great story and shows what kind of character many of our young people have. God bless this young man for the sacrifice he is making.
PRAYER LIST:

Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Sgt. Jeffery Knott-USMC; MSgt.Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC,Iraq; GySgt. James Walker-USMC,Iraq; Jason Plilar-U.S.Coast Guard,Iraq; Midshipman Levin English-U.S.Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-U.S.Navy,Iraq; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF,Iraq; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC,Iraq; SSgt, Michael Strawn-Iraq; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswains' Mate Kenneth C. Thomas-U.S.Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA,Tajikistan; LtCol. James Moore-USMC,Middle East; Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Fr Kevin Peek-Capt. USA; Glen Alexander-Baghdad; Clair A. Vest -USAF, Minot,ND; L.T. and Irma Drennan-Oklahoma, Recovering from surgery; and let's add young Britt Mitchell to this list. He is in good company.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
Barack Hussein Obama; Michelle Obama; Everybody connected with the Obama Campaign; Harry Reid; Nancy Pelosi; Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy; George Soros; MoveOn.Org; ACLU; Code Pink; PETA.
ODDS AND ENDS:
Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890
Grand Rapids Michigan became the first city to fluoridate its water in 1945
Martha Washington was the only woman to appear on U.S. paper currency. Her portrait was on the 1886,1889 and 1896 silver certificates.
QUOTES:
" A politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do for yourself."....................
........................................... THOMAS JEFFERSON
"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.".....................
................................ TEDDY ROOSEVELT
"You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.".................................................
....................... SAMUEL BUTLER
Well I guess that about does it for this week. I am going to go lay down and take a little nap. Someone please wake me up if they see that our elected officials are showing any signs of having any common sense and not displaying the character of a bunch of Brazilian Soccer Fans. Also you might notify me if any of you see or hear of Barack Hussein Obama making a truthful statement.

Till next week, cling to them guns.
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June 22nd, 2008

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Hello once again from the Regional Headquarters of Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Anti Global SUV Driving Gun Clingers.
Lots of stuff this week to make good conservative Americans want to burst into flames. And I must tell you that for the past eight years I have as a general rule been on the side of President Bush in many areas. Not all but many. This week, however, I was a bit puzzled at some of the statements he made on his European tour. In one of his interviews he made the statement that he "Regretted" his prior statement about bringing in Osama Bin Laden,'Dead or Alive'. Now if he had meant to leave the 'Alive' option off, I could have accepted his statement. But he went on to make some other rather uncharacteristic statements which really made him sound like a wimp. Then when his Secretary of State started getting on the Israelis for building new homes on the disputed West Bank, I began to wonder if the Bush Administration had fallen into this 'Dialog with the enemy' and this 'Can't we all just get along' mentality.
I was listening to Monica Crowley on the radio one morning and she pretty well answered my question. As many of you know, Monica Crowley worked in the Nixon Administration. Now for those of you who are still residing in the "People's Republic of San Francisco", President Nixon was the elected President Of The United States between Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. Monica said that President Nixon had told her many years back that almost every President in his first term wants to be viewed as a 'Warrior' but about the middle of his second term decides that he wants to be viewed as a 'Peacemaker'. I thought about that and I believe that is a pretty good description of what is going on with President Bush now. So it appears that President Bush is now more interested in his "LEGACY" than he is in leading our country. Now I am not saying that President Bush is ready to abandon our military as is Barack Hussein Obama and the majority of the Democrat/Socialist Party, but his driving interests have changed as apparently have his priorities. At that, I would take George W. Bush at his absolute worse over Barack Hussein Obama at his absolute best, which I believe is still incredibly sub par.
Since we are on the subject of Barack Hussein Obama, I read and heard earlier this week that this incompetent doof wants to PAY these deadbeat fathers for accepting responsibility for their child/children and are making their child support payments, etc. Damn! Wonder where the money will come from? Do you think perhaps it might be from the rest of us? Now if Barack Hussein Obama is elected and gets this idiotic program off the ground then I think that many of us are due some payments. You see, paying their child support and accepting responsibility is the 'Right Thing To Do'. So with that as a guidepost I have come up with a few circumstances which I think might result in you and I being eligible for government handouts. Here are just a few:
1. There is not hardly a day goes past that I don't have the urge to slap the crap out of some rude idiot. But I don't, so shouldn't I be compensated?
2. Almost every day I see pedestrians in various parking lots who are in my way and generally blocking traffic. I could run them down with either my SUV or Pickup. Bit I don't, isn't that worth something?
3. Every day that goes by that I don't take something which belongs to someone else just because I would like to have it is certainly worth some type of government stipend, isn't it?
Now you might say, Hey Murphy! Why should our hard earned tax dollars go to pay you off for obeying the law and doing what is right? To that I say that you are all absolutely correct, doing what is right and legal does not deserve any type of special consideration and damn sure doesn't deserve a government hand out.
I guess that Barack Hussein Obama never stopped to look at it quite that way though but if elected this is one of the idiotic things he will get past the liberal/socialist bozos in the Senate and House.
How about our Supreme Court? In a 5-4 vote they have decided that foreign terrorists being detained get the same rights as someone who passes a bad check. I know that we have all read that our Congress, 435 members of the House of Representative and 100 U.S. Senators ( For those of you living in the Freedom Loving Workers Paradise of Austin, that would be 535 total) are the ones in control of our lives. I am of the opinion that we are at the mercy of 5 liberal Supreme Court Justices. FIve of these people just decided that terrorists who want us dead deserve the same Constitutional Rights as United States citizens. What must we do to convince these 5 liberal Justices that these terrorists are NOT mere criminals; nor or they conventional soldiers; no they are TERRORISTS who are NOT citizens of this country and DO NOT deserve the same rights as United States citizens. Of course while we are at it, we might try to also convince Barack Hussein Obama who I am sad to say stands a very good chance of being elected to the most powerful job on the planet.
And while I am speaking of the 535 members of our Legislative Branch, I could not help but think how absolutely absurd it was on their part to believe that their threatened law suit against OPEC in the World Court would be viewed as anything but a complete joke to the'Global Community'. Yeah boy, that would get the price of gasoline at the pump down overnight wouldn't it? I imagine it would be just about as effective as their idiotic 'Windfall Profit Tax' idea. And some wonder how the Republican Party lost control of the House and Senate.
Speaking of the Republican Party, I was watching one of the early morning shows today on FOX News and one of the people whom they were interviewing was a so called 'Republican Strategist' who was talking about how the Republican Party had become the "Party of the past" and in order to get with the times should be more in tune with attempting to diversify their thinking. Now this AIRHEAD, I believe her last name is Hoover, went on to say that John McCain needs to diversify his choices for Vice President. She did mention the name of Bobby Jindal but immediately said that he was just 36 and probably needed more experience. Then she threw out a couple of names which immediately made me gag. Those names were; Mel Martinez, a Republican Senator from Florida and Kay Bailey Hutchison who is a Republican Senator from Texas. Now in the past year, BOTH of these people have made the MUTT OF THE MONTH list on more than one occasion. It was Mel Martinez, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and more of their ilk who by their voting habits pretty well managed to give away the Republican majority in the Senate. I have received several replies from the office of Ms. Hutchison and know exactly how it feels to be talked down to. Now I know that she did not write the letters herself but it was done by some staffer who I am sure shares the good Senator's views. Anyway I thought this pretty but fast talking airhead's ideas once again showed that more of our politicians and their strategists and advisors are more interested in political correctness than they are in right and wrong and competence.
Now I am not trying to indicate that this Hoover woman was not very bright but rumor has it that she was soundly beaten in a game of 'Scrabble' by a grapefruit.
I also heard this morning that a couple of the people with whom Barack Hussein Obama communicates regarding foreign policy were John Kerry (Buckethead) and Richard Clarke of 911 Commission fame. Boy that's two good ones. Do you see what we are in store for should this clown be elected.
Let me also mention that his wife Michelle Obama was a co-host of "The View" earlier today. I would like to be able to give you all an in depth report on how that went but, you see, in order to do that I would have had to have WATCHED "The View" and that is not about to happen. I had rather be pecked to death by the AFLAC Duck than watch a program who has as one of its main stars an incredibly ugly woman who is named after a cushion which makes a noise like someone breaking wind when sat upon. (Now for those of you who live in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, that is a whoopi cushion. You will have to go to Wikipedia to find out who the celebrity is.)
Oh, before I forget, I heard Al Gore in a speech in which he was introducing Barack Hussein Obama say that this year, the Democrat Party had 'The strongest field of candidates in history.' And we are expected to listen to what this guy says regarding the climate of our planet? Looks to me like ol' AlGore should maybe hang around with the Hoover airhead as it seems like she will go for just about anything.
OK. Here is the question: Where could you go and see the following football people?
Wade Phillips - Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Mack Brown- Head Coach, University of Texas
Mike Sherman - Head Coach, Texas A & M
Art Briles - Head Coach, Baylor (Formerly coach at University of Houston)
June Jones - Head Coach, SMU (Formerly coach at University of Hawaii)
Darrell K. Royal - Former Head Coach, University of Texas
Plus one of the largest gatherings of high school football coaches in the country.
Easy, the annual Football Coaches' Clinic in San Angelo, Texas.
This clinic started out in 1971 with about a dozen coaches getting together in San Angelo to discuss the coming year and to get ideas regarding various aspects of the game. This year there were about 2,000 in attendance. And here is a little something I thought was pretty interesting. Whenever one of the coaches who is a featured speaker has to cancel for some reason or other, they immediately call on Dallas Cowboy Head Football Coach, Wade Phillips to fill in and he does so willingly. His dad, Bum Phillips was one of the mainstays in this clinic for many years and was a real class guy. Evidently so is Wade. Anyway with the San Angelo Football Clinic and the annual fall copy of Dave Campbell's Texas Football hitting the news stand at the same time, Football Season is now officially open at the Murphy house.
I also listened to a report earlier this week in which a guy was explaining how Federal Regulators were able to get the politicians to pass legislation requiting banks and lending institutions to make loans to people who could not qualify under normal circumstances. Most of these borrowers were members of some minority group or other and were borrowing much more than they could afford. Of course since the institutions by law were forced into making these loans to persons who could not qualify under normal circumstances and ended up defaulting on the loans, why should it surprise anyone that there was a sudden glut in home repossessions? Now of course, some politicians, like say for instance, Barack Hussein Obama want to pass this on to the taxpayers. And if he is elected will do so.
ODDS AND ENDS:
Earlier this week I heard a report that legislation in California was going to ban bonfires on beaches as this could be a major cause of global warming. Beam me up Scotty.
Paris Hilton is allegedly working on a reality based TV show which will be aired on MTV. What's it going to be called? "How To Be A Rich Slut"?
Captain Cook lost 42 of his 98 man crew to scurvy on his first voyage to the South Pacific. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized and lemon juice was issued on all British Naval vessels.
The shortest war on record was between Britain and Zanzibar, it lasted 38 minutes.
MUTTS OF THE MONTH:
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA; MICHELLE OBAMA; and then there is all the rest.
Last week, all we heard about for about 3 whole days was about the death of Tim Russert. Now I am sure that Mr. Russert will be missed by his family and friends.
But there was another death which was not covered but thanks to one of the good people on my mailing list I did receive notice of the passing of Donald Largent who was residing in Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his death. He was 71. During the War in Vietnam, Donald and his wife Joy ran a phone patching system on his own time, free of charge so that our military personnel could talk with their families back in the states. He also had served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. He and his wife had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Let us a say a prayer for his family and thank his wife for the good thing they did for our military.
PRAYER LIST:
Tony Knott-Hobbs,NM; Sgt. Jeffery Knott-USMC; MSgt. Randy Morrow-USMC; Sgt. Eric Harmon-USMC,Iraq; GySgt. James Walker-USMC,Iraq; Jason Plilar-USCoast Guard,Iraq; Midshipman Levi English-U.S. Naval Academy; LCDR Robert McLay-USN,Iraq; SSgt. Aaron Brown-USAF,Iraq; Cpl. Michael Rice-USMC, Iraq; SSgt. Michael Strawn-Iraq; Brandon Robinson-USMC; Boatswains' Mate Kenneth C. Thomas-U.S.Coast Guard; John Michael Mallory-DEA,Tajikistan; LtCol. James Moore-USMC, Middle East;Elizabeth Chaffon-USAF; Fr Kevin Peek-Capt. USA; L.T. and Irma Drennan, recovering from surgery; Clair A. Vest-USAF (This young lady just completed her basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio,TX and is on her way to Minot, North Dakota. She is the daughter of our neighbors who live across the street from us in San Angelo.)
QUOTES:
"George Washington might have become our king, but chose not to. His governing idea was that government is our servant because we are inherently free. It is an idea too many in government today forget."................. DICK ARMEY, Former House Majority Leader
"One of these candidates will determine what we are going to do to stop Iran from going nuclear- - or whether we are going to do anything other than talk, as Western leaders talked in the 1930s," ................. DR. THOMAS SOWELL
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. "........................
...................... LEO NIKOLAYEVICH TOLSTOY
Well I guess that about does it for this week. The time is coming closer when a decision will be made on whether or not we can have an opportunity to continue to exist as a free nation or whether we will be governed by a socialist President, socialist controlled Congress, or 5 socialist Supreme Court Justices. I urge you all to get out and work for John McCain. We cannot afford even four years of Barack Hussein Obama.
I am so distraught that only hugging an assault rifle or two can bring me back to my senses. Well I guess that is not the only thing, if the gasoline prices at the pump would suddenly drop to below $2 per gallon I could probably start to feel pretty happy.
Later
JEM

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A little background on " The Murph"

Born- April 23, 1937 - Wortham, Texas
Moved to Houston, Texas 1942
Attended school in Houston-Graduated Lamar High School -1956
Attended University of Houston 1956-1957
Operated family business 1956-1958. Business sold, 1958
Married -1958
Houston Police Department 1958-1970
Southern Printing Co. 1970
Returned to law enforcement with area Sheriff's Dept.
1970-1973
Moved to Hobbs, New Mexico 1973
Hobbs Police Department 1973-1996
Attended New Mexico Jr. College
Instructed Criminal Justice classes at NMJC for 17 years.
Retired with rank of Captain from Hobbs PD in 1996
1996 - 2000 -City Commissioner, Hobbs, New Mexico-elected
1996 - 2003 - Region VI Drug Task Force
2003 completely retired after 45 years in law enforcement;
17 years teaching at NMJC and various law enforcement academies
2003 moved to San Angelo, Texas
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