All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

6/30/2016

What You Talk'n Bout?



A 9 year old boy in South Jersey got to go home early on his last day of school.  He even got a police escort and a review of his actions by the local prosecutors office.  What did he do?

Why police were called to a South Jersey third-grade class party

Go ahead and read the article.  They won't tell you what he did, or said that was so bad the police had to intervene.  The mom, a women named Stacy dos Santos gives us some clues.  Stacy lets us in on two facts, 1. the issue involved brownies and 2. her husband, the boy's father is from Brazil.

Before you get ahead of the story, they weren't that kind of brownie.  I had to do a quick Google translate just to double check myself.  Being a romance language, Portuguese uses the same word for black as Latin, Spanish, etc et al.  Can you guess what that word is?

What color are brownies?  I'll give you a hint, it ain't white.  The best brownies, the yummiest, richest, best tasting chocolate delight that boy or man can sink his shinny white teeth into, are the darkest, blackest ones.  That ain't racist.  That's a fact.  The more chocolate, the darker a brownie.  The better it tastes.  It's science, not eugenics.

There is nothing white or brown even, about a good brownie.  Unless of course you put a big scoop of Breyer's Vanilla ice cream on top of it, right after it comes out of the oven.  IF you do that you might as well go ahead and cover the ice cream with chocolate syrup.  If you don't, it proves you are a racist, or a diet Nazi.

What did the Hispanic kid say that cops had to come?  Was it "negros"?  I'm guessing here, and I may be WAY out of line, but I don't think the libtards that work in public schools get upset if someone says, "cracker"; even if its not snack time. 

6/29/2016

BJW -- Cats

I telephoned the veterinarian's office to ask when I should take my three month old kitten in to be vaccinated for rabies. After a few initial questions, the woman who answered the telephone asked, "What is the kitten's name?"

"Demon," I replied.

"Demon? That's an odd name," she said.

"Maybe, but it's appropriate anyway."

I heard clicking of a computer keyboard, then she said, "Our records show that you have cats named Gato [which is Spanish for 'male cat'], Scamp, Stinky, and now you named one Demon. Is that right?"

"Yes, it is."

"You really don't like cats, do you?"

6/28/2016

SCOTUS and Crimes Against Humanity

The SCOTUS ruling on the Texas and Texas style abortion laws came out this week.  As could be predicted they struck down the law.

The basic premise of the law is that in order to preform abortions in Texas and any of the states who copied the law, abortion providers had to meet a more stringent set of guidelines for the procedure.  These guidelines included things like: sanitary operating facilities, proper medical equipment and supplies being available during the procedure, and the doctors who preform the abortions being required to have admitting privileges at the nearest hospital to the clinic.

The abortionists were screaming that this substantially restricted their customers ability to get an abortion.  The court sided with them.

None of that is true.   People seeking abortions still had access to clinics.  They just weren't able to get the procedure preformed at price that maximized the abortion clinics profits.  All of those little things, like proper medical sanitation, equipment, emergency triage supplies, cost money.  That cost has to be paid by somebody. 

Making doctors have admission privileges to the local hospital served one purpose.  It ensured that in the event of complications arising from the procedure, the doctor would be able to facilitate immediate admission to the hospital.  It also did something else.  It screened out doctors who, for whatever reason, could get a license to practice medicine, but whose medical proficiency was in doubt.  Hospitals can evaluate a doctors skill set, their malpractice insurance and other criteria when determining who they are going to grant admission privileges to.   They don't have to let anyone with a medical license admit patients.

Which is why some of the abortion clinics were closing.  On one hand they had doctors whose skills as medical practitioners were so poor they couldn't get admission privileges.  On the other, the laws were improving the medical facilities and increasing the cost.

SCOTUS would rather have women get abortions in substandard clinics, provided by people with substandard medical skills, at a price that maximizes the providers profit margin, than slow down the death camps.  I saw an article stating that there are 69 black babies aborted for every white baby. 

Democrats.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

6/27/2016

Winning

This post isn't going to go into details. I wanted everyone that is aware of what happened in my life this year to know that I am being blessed.  We are still a long way from finished with the situation.  Life is definitely stressful.  God is taking care of me.

I'm not going to put out information publicly so give me a call or email if you want the particulars.  Know that I am very grateful for your friendship and prayers.  Things are working out.

6/24/2016

Freedom FROM Thought

When I was in school I loved the classes where the teachers let you get into controversial topics.  I had my first taste of this in high school.  The teacher's would assign the class to take sides on a controversial issue.  The topics would sometimes be political, or religious.  They were always be emotional.

The thing that was fun about these exercises was that you weren't being graded on if you won or lost.  You were being graded on your thought process and the way you structured your presentation.  The teachers always made that point up front.  You could take any side you wanted, but you were required to follow the rules of the assignment.

In college I found this style of education very beneficial as well as entertaining.  By the time I was an upper division undergraduate, case study was commonly used as part of the curriculum.  I loved it.  I also learned a great deal of practical application that I have actually used in the real world.

In the University of Northern Colorado they don't like it when you think unapproved thoughts.  They even have a University department that enforces thought conformity.

Professors investigated for presenting opposing viewpoints
Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.
Apparently there are no grown ups working for UNC.  The teachers were the ones who got in trouble, even though one teacher made it clear that  he did not agree with the opposing point of view, but was merely presenting it as the other side of the argument.

That's right, the teacher was actually on the "right side" of the issue as far as the student was concerned.  The mere fact that the teacher acknowledged and confirmed the existence of an opposing point of view was the problem.

Anyone want to take a guess at what the topic under discussion in both cases was?  LGBT. 

It wasn't mentioned in the article but the traditional and until recently, medical view of LGBT people was that they suffered from either mental/psychological/emotional defect or disease or were predisposed to the lifestyle as a result of abuse or conditioning.  Got it?  LGBT is the result of mental disease or defect, not a genetic mutation.  The professor doesn't believe or teach that, but that is the opposing viewpoint.
"I would just like the professor to be educated about what trans is and how what he said is not okay because as someone who truly identifies as a transwomen [sic] I was very offended and hurt by this," the student wrote in their complaint.
From the other student:
"I do not believe that students should be required to listen to their own rights and personhood debated," the student wrote. "[This professor] should remove these topics from the list of debate topics. Debating the personhood of an entire minority demographic should not be a classroom exercise, as the classroom should not be an actively hostile space for people with underprivileged identities."
It's too hurtful to hear that other people don't agree with you about everything you do.  Wow!  They can't handle it if someone even mentions that there is a different point of view and they need the university to stop it.

It's almost like they suffer from a mental disease or defect or something.

6/22/2016

Stairway to Spirit

This isn't going to be an esoteric essay on meta physical meanings.  It's much more important than that.

Led Zeppelin ask judge to throw out 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright case

We've been hearing about how Jimmy Page ripped off some guy when he wrote Stairway to Heaven back in December of 1970, since at least the late 70's.  "And it makes you wonder..."

Did he?

Fans of Page often boast that he is one of the best guitarists of all time.  What they don't say, or possible don't know, is how he got that way.  Back in the 1960's prior to the formation of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a highly sought out studio musician.  That's how he made his living, playing other peoples music in a recording studio to assist them in putting together their musical vision.  Apparently he was good at.

One kind of music that Page said he particularly liked was American Negro Blues.  He said that he enjoyed copying and reproducing that musical form with modern instruments and techniques.  Incidentally you now have a fairly complete understanding of the writing process behind nearly every song on the first three albums and singles.  Take a sound/style/method and reproduce it with variations and alternations that you find interesting and repackage it.

Repackaging worked!  Thanks to a unique combination of musical talent Led Zep became a huge success.  When they started writing Led Zeppelin IV they were already established as a band.  So when they sat down to write the songs for the album, they felt they had an opportunity to experiment.

Stairway to Heaven was one of those experiments.  They intentionally wanted to write a longer song with multiple time and tempo changes.  At the time, longer songs and tempo changes where not common in pop music.  In Gadda Da Vida (1968) was never that big a hit.  America Pie was released in 1971, the same year as Stairway and Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald wasn't released until 1976.  Pop music's tendency to favor shorter songs over longer ones still holds true today.

Page explains in his own words.



The studio had enough traditionally solid Zeppelin fair on the fourth album to let the boys take a shot with Stairway without endangering sales. Personally I think after having a listen they thought it was a good song.  Even so, Stairway to Heaven wasn't released as a single in the United States in 1971.  Fan requests for radio play what pushed the songs popularity in the US.

Back in December of 1970, when collaborating on writing the song, nobody knew that all that glitters was gold.  It was something they wanted to try.  Which brings us back to the question, "Did Randy California write the song?".

Here is Spirit's song Taurus



There are 4 notes that are exactly the same as Stairway to Heaven.  I bet you can pick them out.  Now compare that to this:



The notes that are the same, are what's known as a cord progression.  Anyone picking the single notes, in order, will achieve the same results, because that's what a cord is.  Musicians have been picking this cord for as long as we have had stringed instruments.  Which is why you can hear the same four notes in each song, as well as in other songs that use the same cord.

Spirit used that cord to produce a nice mellow instrumental.  It's not a bad bit of music in its own rite.  Zeppelin used that cord as the basis of building a fast paced, up tempo, piece that crescendos into a hard rock power house.  Sure 4 notes are the same, but nothing else about the music is.

It's time for Randy California's lawyers to ramble on.

BJW -- FAMOUS LAST WORDS


*Ha! They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...

*Don't unplug it, it will just take a moment to fix.

*What happens if you touch these two wires tog-

*We won't need reservations.

*It's always sunny there this time of the year.

*Gimmee a match. I think my gas tank is empty.

*Step on her, boy, we're only going 75.

*If you knew anything, you wouldn't be a traffic cop.

*What? Your mother is going to stay another month?

*Say, who's boss of this joint, anyhow?

"Luke, I lied. Bill Shatner is your real father." - Darth Vader

"Don't worry about the Rover. That's no cliff." - NASA techie

*They'd never make him a manager.

6/20/2016

More Orlando

I've been pondering some more on Orlando.

Seddique Mateen is the father of Omar Mateen the shooter in Orlando.  Seddique is running for President of Afghanistan and is apparently very well connected inside the Washington beltway.  He is also the source of this quote about his son Omar.
“We were in Downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music, and he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid and he got very angry. They were kissing each other and touching each other and he said, ‘Look at that. In front of my son they are doing that.’ And they we were in the men’s bathroom and men were kissing each other.”
That quote probably doesn't seem particularly interesting to the average American.  If anything it demonstrates an example of cross cultural dissidence, or provides after the fact evidence that the shooting was a hate crime.  To western ears it doesn't communicate a whole lot of subtext.
 
I don't think the remark was meant for westerners.  I think it was aimed at an entirely different audience.  I think that quote is full of sub textual information.
  • Eastern cultures tend to be more restrained in public, kissing even between married people doesn't happen publicly, its shameful
  • Sexuality isn't something displayed in front of others, especially in front of other peoples children
  • A married man is the moral as well, as physical protector of his wife and children
  • A Muslim living in the west excuses some things in the culture by rationalizing "its not me doing that on the TV, etc" but despises the people doing them
Omar was born and raised in the United States.  He lived here.  He was an American we are told.  Just like all the other regular American kids.  If Seddique Mateen wasn't trying to pin a hate crime on his son, what was he communicating?

He was giving the Islamic equivalent of a "family values" reference.  Seddique Mateen was telling everyone in his constituent base: "I'm a true Muslim", "I raised my kid right", "We hate the sin in America", "We stand for Islam".  He was building credibility with Muslim hardliners in Afghanistan.  His son waged jihad on American soil, against a readily identifiable sign of cultural decay.  He didn't come out and say, "and I am proud of my son", but the folks in Afghanistan know what he meant.

When the day comes that Seddique Mateen rules Afghanistan, will he been seen as a American puppet working for Washington?  If he isn't, will that be because his son shot up a gay bar?

Where is Omar Mateen's body?  Is he really dead?  Where are the other shooters?  Why isn't the gay friendly American media proclaiming this shooting as the pinnacle of hate crimes?

6/19/2016

Click Bait

I'm a sucker for click bait but seldom post links.  In this case I'm making an exception.

Happy Fathers Day

6/16/2016

Who to Screw?

It must be really hard to be a liberal right now.  

Liberals have been telling us for years that gays are just like everyone else.  Any studies that show that homosexuals have mental health problems or that gays commit violence against gays are homophobic.  Never mind that the APA classified homosexuality as a disorder prior to 1973.  You are a bad person if you think there is anything amiss with gays.

Liberals have been telling us since 9-11 that Islam is a peaceful religion.  Muslims don't attack people.  You are Islamaphobic if you think otherwise.  To say a Muslim comes from another country is Racist.

So a Muslim walks into a gay bar and starts shooting.  The question is, who can the liberal media blame for the attack?  Wait it gets more interesting, the shooter turns out to be a gay Muslim.  Of course we all know the answer is White Right Wing Christian Gun Owners.  If you didn't say that, you are a Racist Islama Homo Phobic Bad Person.

I've studied this a bit.  Does anyone know the only 100% guaranteed way a Muslim can be sure to get into heaven?  The answer is to be martyred during a jihad.

If you are devote Muslim who struggles with his homosexuality, what can you do to ensure you are forgiven for your sins?  What if your Imam has taught that it is a kindness to kill gay people?  It's not hard to see how the shooter put two and two together.

Liberals talk about being "change agents".  When you seek to change the fundamental bedrocks of western civilization, be careful what you wish for.  You might just get it.

6/15/2016

BJW--HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO?


A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo.

Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. However, the next morning the kangaroo was out again, just roaming around the zoo.

The zoo officials raised the height of the fence to twenty feet. Again, however, the next morning the kangaroo was again roaming around the zoo.

This kept on, night after night, until the fence was sixty feet high.
Finally, the camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, "How high do you think they'll go?"

The kangaroo replied, "Probably a hundred feet, unless somebody starts locking the gate at night!!"

6/13/2016

Best of Hillary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


6/11/2016

Cowboy Style

Yes Virginia, cowboys are that awesome.

Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot
An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive.
The bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside a Walmart in Eagle Point, a town about 170 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, at around 10amon Friday morning. The woman who owned the bike and several others gave chase on foot but were unable to catch him.
Then a rancher named Robert Borba brought his horse out of its trailer, mounted up and chased the thief down, according to Chris Adams, an officer with the Eagle Point police who responded to the 911 call about the theft. 
When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on to it until the police arrived. “Best day of my life,” Stepp said.
It's time to bring back the cowboy.

6/08/2016

They're Winning

It's hard to know if this is a human rights violation or a step in the right direction.

Police Beat Lawyer in Courtroom
The lawyer, Wu Liangshu, says he was beaten by three court policemen in the presence of two judges and one other official on Friday after his request to file a case in a district court in Nanning, Guangxi, was rejected.

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU'RE IN FOR A LONG SERMON


10. There's a case of bottled water beside the pulpit in a cooler.

9. The pews have camper hookups.

8. You overhear the pastor telling the soundman to have a few dozen extra tapes on hand to record today's sermon.

7. The preacher has brought a snack to the pulpit.

6. The preacher breaks for an intermission.

5. The bulletins have pizza delivery menus.

4. When the preacher asks the deacon to bring in his notes, he rolls in a filing cabinet.

3. The choir loft is furnished with La-Z-Boys.

2. Instead of taking off his watch and laying it on the pulpit, the preacher turns up a four-foot hour-glass.

AND THE NUMBER ONE SIGN YOU'RE IN FOR A LONG SUNDAY SERMON

1. The minister says, "You'll be out in time to watch the super bowl" but it's only November!

6/07/2016

Tip of the Problem

I only have one question in regards to this news story.  That's it.  One.  I'm sure there are lots of other questions that could be asked.  If it was my daughter involved in the story, I would be asking them.  Probably not using my soft inside voice.  That's just me as a dad. 

Helena High School Girls Go Braless
Kaitlyn Juvik, a senior at Helena High School in Montana, went to school in May without a bra underneath her black, off-the-shoulder tee, though she was wearing nipple stickers to prevent them from showing through the material of her t-shirt.
The question I want answered is, "where were these girls when I was in high school?".

Sure I could be more reflective and mature about the topic.  I could be more parental.  If, as I said, my daughter did this, I would be.

I've learned at least one thing as a parent.  There is no greater joy than realizing some kid is doing something stupid, and finding out that its not your child.

With that out of the way, I can re-ask the important question: "where were these girls when I was in high school?".

Seriously.  As a guy I can tell you that I would have loved going to class and having some perky headlights to focus my wandering attention on.  That's what teenage boys think about.  All. The. Time.  Heck if the female of the species even suspected half of what the male was thinking they'd all invest in burkas and bed sheets.

Well some of them would.  The slutty ones would go braless.

"she was wearing nipple stickers"

Her right one must have fallen off, cause, just saying.

Either Kaitlyn is very na├»ve or she wanted some attention.  My money is on attention.  The rest of my money is on it not being a guy who turned her in.  That's right I said it.  Some less well endowed female with a hint of non-sluttyness and probably a tad bit of jealousy, busted her.

Get it?  Busted her. Ha. Ha. Ha.  These stories always bring out my inner sophomore.

I bet her dad is so proud, not because she went braless and caught some flack from the school.  She got a bunch of girls at the school to do a braless protest and got national attention.  What a senior leadership project.

Look on the bright side Mr. Juvik, she'll have an interesting story to put in her portfolio for college applications.  She might even get some "scholarship" money, or at least some work study funds from Sugar Daddy.Com.

6/04/2016

Cassius Clay -- R.I.P.

You can disagree with a man about a number of things and still admire his spirit.

"A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life."

Muhammad Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

Election 2016

"Hillary Clinton to Portray Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Positions as Dangerous" is now the headline for a New York Times article that was formerly titled:  “Clinton to Portray Trump as Risk to the World Order.”

The tag line was too easily misread as "Trump a Risk to the New World Order". 

As if you needed another reason to vote for the Donald.  Polling of readers of the article indicated a 67% positive increase in their opinion of Donald Trump.

The Clintion campaign promptly had Amy Chozick taken out and flogged.  Ms Chozick was reported to have begged for mercy pleading that "she was just trying to help the 'cause'". 

In local election news, disaster Republican Congress women Cynthia (doom us) Loomis has decided to call it quits in DC.  As a member of the House ways and means committee Doom Us worked tirelessly to promote the Obama agenda.  Now that Benedict John Boehner is out and Obama will no longer be around to command her loyalty she's decided to call it a career.  Whose boots is she going to lick anyway?

This creates a opportunity for the equally evil and despicable Liz Cheney.  Cheney is the daughter of former VP Dick Cheney.  Her only claim to fame is that fact that she is related to her dad.  She's used that relationship to "work" as a lobbyist/political corruptor.

This hack has never lived in Wyoming.  She owns a Mc Mansion outside of DC.  A couple of years back she bought a house in Casper just so she could run against Mike Enzi.  Other than visiting a as a kid, she's never been part of our state.  By her standard, anyone who ever visited Yellowstone is qualified to represent Wyoming in Congress.

If she gains the nomination on Aug 18th, I'm going to have to vote for Richard Grayson.


*Some of the facts reported in this post may not be entirely false, and are for reflection and meditation, or a laugh, you decide.

6/02/2016

Another Good Day

My oldest loves fishing.  He comes by it naturally.  He is also something of a pest on the subject.  That's OK.  I believe my elders would have said the same thing about me at his age.

One on the line.

Showing a little fight.
 

A fish in the hand, or at least on land.
 

I made him stop when he had four.
 
The end of the Rainbow.

 
Personally I'm more of a catch and release fishermen when it comes to trout.  The boy however, hasn't satisfied his blood lust.

I haven't mastered teaching the kids to fly cast.  Fishing trips involve a little more work and a little less fishing for me.  I still managed to land a fish myself.


I threw him back.

6/01/2016

Taxpayer Quotes

Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag. That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That's a red flag." - Jay Leno

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"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan

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"To you taxpayers out there, let me say this: Make sure you file your tax return on time! And remember that, even though income taxes can be a 'pain in the neck,' the folks at the IRS are regular people just like you, except that they can destroy your life." - Dave Barry