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!


Does Anybody?

Judge said du Pont heir 'will not fare well' in prison
Judge Jan Jurden's sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.
Richards, who is unemployed and supported by a trust fund, owns a 5,800-square-foot mansion in Greenville he bought for $1.8 million in 2005. He also lists a home in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach, according to the state's sex abuse registry. His great-grandfather is du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont, and his father is Robert H. Richards III, a retired partner in the Richards Layton & Finger law firm.
My high school history teacher liked to point out the golden rule.  He who has the gold, makes the rules.  Another of his sayings was "if you've got the cash, its your bash".  Apparently both of those sayings hold true here. 

Robert Richards lives off of a trust fund that was started generations ago.  Good for him.  Having expensive houses, enjoying the ability to travel, buying cool stuff, and the things that unearned wealth could get him wasn't good enough.  With that kind of money I suspect he could buy whatever kinky kinds of sex he could want.  He was beyond that and he was bored.  So he started having sex with kids.  It wasn't that the kids were the underage teens who look like and pass themselves off as adults.  I could excuse that, at least legally. 

The target of his perversion were young kids, prepubescent children, preschool children.  They were 3 or 4 years old.  They were his own kids, his own flesh and blood.

The judge gave him probation.  Stating that "he will not fare well in prison".

I agree with the judge.  He won't fare well in prison.  They will beat him, rape him and in all likelihood kill him.  That is what happened to Jeffry Dahmer.  That is what has happened to others that have done what Richards did.

I'd hate to see that happen to Richards. 

What I'd like to see is a criminal justice system that would take Richards out and hang him by the neck until dead, in a public televised execution.  Preferably this would happen on a scaffold erected on the front lawn of his own home.

That's what I'd like: A justice system that delivers justice.  Second best would be criminals doing what the court should have done.

There is of course a third possibility one that the judge may be aware of.  The crime for which Richards was convicted was a 4th degree CSC charge.  Richards wife is the one at the center of criminal charges as well as the center of a lawsuit. 

I'm going to entertain some hypothetical thinking:
Hypothetically:  Richards trust and/or prenup states the wife gets nothing in a divorce.
Hypothetically:  The wife is unhappy.
Hypothetically:  She made the whole CSC charge up as a way to score some cash and lose the husband.
Hypothetically:  The judge knows all of this and knows that the conviction is a miscarriage of justice as would be any sentence.

If the above is true it brings me back to, "That's what I'd like: A justice system that delivers justice".


Good Cop, Unemployed Cop

I'm not down with cop bashing.  I've known good, decent cops who really do believe it is their job to serve and protect and recognize that citizens are good people.  I have friends in blue that are like that.  I hate seeing them grouped together with bad cops.

There are bad cops.  It seems that we hear about them more frequently.  Which makes me think that there are more incidents involving bad cops.  I also see the police becoming more militarized.  Allegedly this is to protect us from the criminal elements involved with the drug trade.  Two states have legalized pot, several more have decriminalized it for medical reasons.  More states are seeing the tax revenue generated and are considering a similar approach to legal but taxed.  I don't see the cops giving up their cool military toys in Colorado now that pot is no longer a criminal matter.

What about the good cops?  What happens why you get a man with integrity that does his job and plays by the rules?  What happens when he starts educating himself about constitutional concerns and the rights of citizens and proper methods of law enforcement?  What happens if he is the chief of police and leads by example?

If he is in New Mexico, they fire him and any officers they think agree with him.  Why do they react this way?  Is it because he did something terrible?  Why yes it is.  That's exactly it.  Chief Harger got himself accused by the TSA of attending a meeting of cops who believe in following the Constitution of the United States of America.

Where have all the good cops gone?  With the freedom loving citizens.  They have to hide from the watchful eyes of big brother, lest they be found out and fired.


Time Keeping

A question was posed in the For Susan: Christian World View post I wrote.  I'm not big on anonymous commenting and normally don't respond.  This question was a good one about Jewish time keeping.

Time keeping is one of those things that once interested me and then I just assumed everyone knows.  Like many other things time keeping has its roots in the book of Genesis.
Gen 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Humans are, at least are now, four dimensional creatures.   We exist in, or at least currently access, a three dimensional universe and we progress through time.  Thus 4 dimensions.  Back in Genesis chapter 1, time was not a limiting factor for humans.  However, it was something that we were given the ability to track and the method for tracking it was based on astronomical observation.

In the same comment thread I wrote: "I don't know if it was 6,000 years or not. I say that because I don't believe the point of the genealogies was to mark time.".  I happen to believe that the years listed in the genealogies are years as we understand them today.  The only difference being that they may be a 360 day year, more on that latter.  I also believe that if the bible says someone lived 900 years, and had their first kid at 130 years of age, that's what happened.  In other words, its literal.  The point of the genealogy was to establish a pedigree, not a calendar.

Time keeping as defined by God, is not the function of genealogical record, rather it is a marking of astronomical observation.  Human calendar systems reflect that. Today we measure time differently than man has historically.  We do this because our modern society is largely removed from agricultural production.  Today we mark minutes, hours, days of the week, months, and years.  In the past people marked the day, the 7th day, the moon, and tracked the year.  The reason was the seasons corresponded to things that were important to them, like planting time, harvest or favorable sailing weather.  Modern time keeping is focused on keeping appointments, and maintaining a schedule that is economically functional in our culture.

It seems that a number of ancient calendars recognize a 360 day year.  People began adjusting and readjusting their calendars due to the seasons being out of date with the month.  I suspect that at some point in the past that the earths orbit may have been more in sync with a 360 day year.  Today we utilize a 365 and 1/4 day year.  Every forth year we add a day for leap year to keep the calendar lined up with solar position.  Different cultures and civilizations have used different methods to accomplish the same thing.

So what about the Jews?  The Jews had one of the more interesting time keeping methods.  It was based on astronomical observation.  The reason they had such a detailed methodology was the requirements of Mosaic Law.  In order to comply with that law they made detailed astronomical observations by multiple persons every night of the year for a period of nearly 3,000 years.  It has only been since the 4th century AD that they have calculated the dates mathematically.  Even with that they still maintain astronomical observations.  Here is some web based material I have found helpful in understanding the Jewish Method.  This is a link to basic material.  The section below is from the same author.
Calendar Essentials
The Jewish calendar is based on three astronomical phenomena: the rotation of the Earth about its axis (a day); the revolution of the moon about the Earth (a month); and the revolution of the Earth about the sun (a year). These three phenomena are independent of each other, so there is no direct correlation between them. On average, the moon revolves around the Earth in about 29½ days. The Earth revolves around the sun in about 365¼ days, that is, about 12 lunar months and 11 days.
To coordinate these three phenomena, and to accommodate certain ritual requirements, the Jewish calendar consists of 12 or 13 months of 29 or 30 days, and can be 353, 354, 355, 383, 384 or 385 days long. The keystone of the calendar is the new moon, referred to in Hebrew as the molad.
I have mentioned before that different cultures have different dating schemes.  Our current calendar was set up in an effort to keep lunar time in sync with solar time.  The rational for Daylight Sayings time, is basically a method to keep the mechanical clock aligned with the solar day.  I'd argue that it is a meaningless exercise in our day and age. 

I made mention of the Jewish calendar system because it is very old, very accurate in terms of established Biblical holidays, and because despite the fact we seldom acknowledge it, the Jews were God's people first.  Gentile Christians are included into a religious system that was set up and run for centuries without us.  If you want to know about Old Testament practices, you have to see what the Jews were doing.

I believe the Lord can return at anytime.  This next part is conjecture and is not a theological position. According to the Jews it is 5,774 years since creation.  According to the apostle Peter "a day with the Lord is as a 1,000 years and a 1,000 years as a day".  According to millennialist theology there will be 7 years of tribulation followed by 1,000 years of Jesus ruling man on earth.  I don't expect to be around in 219 years, but if I was, I think I'd worry about it more than the Mayan Long Form Calendar.

SPLC, Kicked Off the Island

I saw this story yesterday about how the Southern Poverty Law Center has had their name removed from the FBI's resources web page for so called "hate crimes" resources. 

In the murky world of  the Federal Feedbag NGO Industrial Complex "relationship" is the name of the game.  What happens is idealistic young people attend big name ivy or near ivy league schools.  They get to be great buddies in prep school and college.  Some of them get careers in government and some of them get careers in NGO's.  Since they all share the same ideological bent and world view, they work together to save the world by drinking appletinis, being pretentious and smug.  For the last 100 plus years, they have only screwed the place up more, but that doesn't keep them from trying.

They way the game is played is that NGO guy is buddies with Federal Funding Source guy.  Federal Funding Source (FFS) guy wants some report or data set that pushes an agenda item.  He can't just write that report himself, that would be self-serving and unethical.  He needs independent NGO guy to produce that report for him.  FFS guy and NGO guy get together at the definitely not homophobic social environment of their choice and discuss grant writing possibilities with generous overhead allotment percentages.   A deal is struck and a report/data/event is forthcoming.  FFS guy and NGO guy produce a rational for a comfortable upper middle class salary for themselves without actually doing anything that helps anyone outside of their own little group.

Southern Poverty Law Center has long been one such NGO under the "civil rights" banner of approved NGO's.  Southern Poverty Law Center isn't about poverty or law.  Its a group of lawyers that have amassed over $250 million dollars for themselves under the guise of helping those too poor to have equal access to their civil rights.  All animals they say are equal, just some are more equal.   As an NGO they've been with the program for decades.  You might even say they are entrenched. 

They are so entrenched that their anti-American, anti-Christian anti-civil rights positions and out right hypocrisy are over looked.  They belong to the idealistic insiders club.  What amazes me is the FBI, an organization which under Eric Holder has proven itself to be all of the things that the SPLC is, now decides to "distance itself" by removing a link listing on the FBI web page.  The "reason" we are told has to do with domestic terrorism. 

What is that "link to terrorism"?  Some left wing nut job (redundant I know) used them as a resource to target people that disagree with them.  I don't buy it.  Holder isn't that scrupulous.  A casual link like what is being claimed is meaningless.  By meaningless I mean in a court, in the minds of liberals (a contradiction, again I know) it's even meaningless as a substantive matter, in the minds of the so called right wing media. 

Floyd Lee Corkins II is a non-story in 2014.  The Family Resource Council, or any other conservative minded NGO, isn't on anyone's radar.  Certainly protecting their civil rights doesn't matter to anyone in the Obama administration.  Something else is going on.  Something far worse that they don't want to get out.  If it did get out, the FBI, and Eric Holder want to have preemptive distance form the event.

*I'm not a conspiracy theorist.  Something isn't being said about the "why" of this decision and it doesn't make sense.  Also I know first hand about the NGO thing.  I wrote grants and consulted to organizations that did that sort of thing.

For Susan: Developing a Christian World View

Blog friend Susan asked for a series based on my "Nimrod" post.   This is the second post.  The first was For Susan: Christian World View.  I intend to write on related topics as the muse hits me.  I may schedule the posts in the queue so that they are not overwhelming to my friends who could care less about them.

In my first post I laid out a brief definition of what a Christian World View (CWV) is and is not.  I also pointed out that Judeo-Christian morality and not a CWV is the historic moral belief system for Western Civilization.  This may have been a surprise to some.  There is often the assumption that the United States is a Christian Nation, whatever that means.  We are not.  If we ever were, we have not been in my lifetime (over 40 years).

So what does any of this have to do with "Developing a Christian World View"?  Great question!  Glad I asked.  100 years ago most people would have understood, because they had been taught, basic principles of Christianity.  That doesn't mean they believed in it or practiced it as a religion.  They would have understood two things that are not understood even among people calling themselves Christians today.  Christianity is a faith that is about 1). Believing and 2). Doing.

I know, some of you where just amazingly underwhelmed by my revelation.  Reality is that if you are not living (or at least making an effort) your faith, it is a reflection of the fact that maybe you don't believe what you profess.  Another possibility is that you don't know what you believe or why you believe it.  This brings us to our topic.

To Develop a Christian World View you have to:
  • Be a practicing Christian.
  • Be committed to reading and understanding BOTH the Old and New Testaments.
  • Be committed to seeking God's will for your life and doing it.
  • Be committed to seeking understanding of how God views events in BOTH the material and spiritual worlds.
  • Believe that the Bible is true.
  • Believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
  • Believe that the Bible is accurate in literal and figurative information that it transmits.
  • Believe that the Bible has data relevant to you today.
  • Believe that spiritual truth and material truth are both true and that the truth is objective, not subjective.
  • Believe that it is possible to find application of scripture to understand todays events.
That brings us to the frame work of a CWV.  A CWV requires some practices:
  • You have to be reading your Bible.
  • You have to be in a prayerful relationship with the Lord.
  • In order to be successful you also have to be striving for righteous living.
  • You have to open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • It helps if you ask the Lord for a mature CWV.  For some reason things aren't always automatic, and it seems that while God is willing to give us blessings, He likes to be asked.
Here is this posts aside.  I'm not talking about salvation.  I'm not talking about basic faith.  I'm talking about mature Christian discernment and the ability to apply it, in real time, today.  I do not believe that this is a Catholic/Protestant, Calvinist/Arminian, High Church/Low Church, Evangelical, Theologian/Lay person issue.  I believe that any Christian can and should develop a faith that possesses the ability to utilize a CWV in decreeing matters.


Outlaw X

The blogger formerly known as Equus Pallidus, has gotten back into the business and is blogging again.  His new place is Outlaw X - "The Redneck Sage".  I've put a link up for him in the side bar too.

Outlaw X is one of the original Ilk and a all around good guy, especially if your looking to rehash a good catholic protestant tit for tat.  Stop by and say howdy be sure to tell him I sent ya. 


For Fun

Now this is fishing:

A 22-year-old Boynton Beach, Florida man spotted an 11-foot hammerhead shark while he was kayaking this weekend.  But instead of paddling away, he grabbed his fishing pole and camera.
The man said he was kayaking near the Boynton Inlet when he saw the large shark.
It latched on to his bait and ended up dragging the kayak about eight miles up the coast to Lake Worth..
I've fished a lot out of a canoe.  I think it'd be fun to fish out of a kayak.  I just wish I had a story as good as this one.  Nobody would believe his story, except if you follow the link, he has it on video.

In other news:

You might want to consider going to AA if,

I've never been this drunk:
A drunk man from Bulawayo’s National Railways of Zimbabwe Westgate compound is in trouble with his in-laws after he mistook his visiting mother-in-law for his wife and fondled her buttocks.
Despite Mrs Ndiweni’s attempts to dissuade him, Mr Moyo, convinced that his wife was playing-hard-to-get, continued petting his mother-in-law’s behind. The error of his actions only dawned on him when his wife, Mrs Thobekile Moyo (nee Ndiweni, 30), rushed to the kitchen after hearing her mother’s cry for help. 
The holidays might be a little uncomfortable at his house this year.  Then again his MIL might decide that staying at her own house is better for everyone.

Dress Codes

I like dress codes.  I didn't as a kid.  Of course as a kid I didn't have much to say about it.  Over all they are a good thing.  As a teenager I did my best to flaunt them.  With age they say comes wisdom and now I'm a believer in their use.  I'm also a believer in codes of conduct and the like.  Society works better when everyone knows what is expected of them.  School kids do better with structure.

However, a code is only as good as the people enforcing it.  Caprock Academy in Grand Junction decided to suspend a 9 year old girl from class because she shaved her head.  For the record Caprock is a public charter school that is molded on the premise of a classical education, it has established behavior codes including a dress code and going there is a parental choice.  There are other public schools available in the area, so its not like following the rules at Caprock is the only choice.

If you are trying to follow the links I provided to Caprock, good luck the server seems to be getting a lot more traffic than it can handle due to the news coverage.  It is there and I have every confidence that they posted the rules and made the kids and parents aware of them long before the incident occurred.  Which is absolutely the correct thing to do.

Incidentally the section on ladies hair requirements is:
Ladies’ Hair: Should be neatly combed or styled. No shaved heads. Hair accessories must be red, white, navy, black or brown. Neat barrettes, headbands and “scrunchies” are permissible. Hair should not be arranged or colored so as to draw undue attention to the student. Hair must be natural looking and conservative in its color. Radical changes in hair color during the school year are unacceptable.
What happened is that little Kamryn has a friend, Delaney who has cancer.  The chemo treatments are causing Delaney's hair to fall out.  I don't know where Kamryn got the idea to shave her head.  I know that other kids have done this and that its been in the news.  Let's face it.  Saving your head because someone else is losing their hair due to cancer treatments is a symbolic gesture.  It does nothing to help anyone.  It doesn't help cure the cancer.  At best it gives the person with cancer a little mood boost.  As symbolic gestures go, its a fine one.  I would have done it as a kid.  Heck I'd do it today as an adult for a kid.

The result of the head shaving was a suspension from school for breaking "the rules".

As I read the schools rules, I see that they have an honorable intent.  The school simply wants to avoid dress and hair styles that are potentially disruptive to the learning process.  They crafted their code to reflect that intent.  I believe that the rules can best be understood by picturing a 9 year old girl who decides to dress and do her hair in a Miley Cyrus fashion. 

They don't want this crap in their school.
Which I get.

What they need to understand is its not the same thing.  They should have understood that before they got a bunch of bad press for bad decision making.  I believe it was the bad press, not common sense that caused them to change their mind and let her return to school.


For Susan: Christian World View

It pleases me when something I write strikes a cord with someone.  Susan waxed appreciative on my Nimrod post.  She pointed out that there are several Old Testament stories that have modern day application.  She is right.  Before you can make application to those events, like I did with "Nimrod",  there is a step that needs to be taken first.  There is a larger picture that we often over look, the Christian World View (CWV).  Without it, there isn't much point making application to ancient events.

I haven't heard the CWV talked about in several years if not decades.  It was a popular topic among the Baptists of my youth, but the topic seems to have dropped off the popular radar.  The CWV is just a more refined version of a philosophy known as the Judeo-Christian moral/ethic or belief system.

The Judeo-Christian belief system is the philosophical umbrella of Western Civilization. Any number of other philosophical systems used in the United States depend on the fundamentals defined under it.  The founding fathers belief in Common and Natural Law depend on Judeo-Christian definitions and concepts.  Government by Constitutional Consent, which is what we theoretically have as a basis for our Administrative and Legal systems is based on those principles.

Wow!  Was that a dry monolog or what?  If your eyes haven't glassed over with phrases like  "philosophical umbrella of Western Civilization", congratulations!  Here is the point:  We used to have a common basis for our understanding of how the world works.  As a nation we don't have that anymore.

100 years ago if you said, "he is a good man", people knew what you meant.  You were saying that he was the kind of guy you could rely on to do as he said, do his work etc.  If you said, "he is a good man, but he likes his spirits", you meant that he was reliable, honest etc but that he like to drink more than what was socially acceptable.  Most of the people you talked to shared this point of view, and understood what you meant.  Our society doesn't have that common point of reference anymore.  If I say, "this would be good for the country", or "we are going down the wrong path", people don't automatically share the same point of reference with the words "good" or "wrong".

So what is a Christian World View (CWV)?
  • It is a perspective that evaluates information or events from a Christ centered view of the universe.
  • It requires that Biblical texts be viewed as authoritative.  
  • A commitment to consider and reconsider information in light of Biblical principles and standards.
  • A consistent exegetical and hermeneutic standard.
  • A Biblical view of history, modern and future events.
There are some things that it does not require.
  • You do not necessarily have to arrive at the same conclusions as some one else.
  • You do not need to subscribe to a particular theological belief system.
  • It is not denomination specific.
There are probably other points you could interject that would make this list better.  The basic idea is one of accepting the traditional/historical perspective on Jesus Christ and using the revealed truth of scripture to evaluate and understand the events happing today.

This is just an aside but its important.  A CWV has not been the historical American standard.  The generic Judeo-Christian belief system was.  Until about 40 years ago most people operating under the Judeo-Christian belief system understood where the folks under a CWV were coming from.  That isn't the same as believing it.  Many people today, who aren't Christians, accept Judeo-Christian morality because they see the practical utility of the system.  For them it is a matter of a social construct, not a matter of faith.  Since they view it as an optional form of morality, and not as a fundamental requirement of reality, they do not feel it is binding or even the default setting required for civilization. 


Predictions are common.  We like to pretend we know what the future holds and prognosticate the out come.  Sometimes, due to superior knowledge or pattern detection we are right.  One of my undergraduate instructors was a former AF Officer.  He had a peculiar attachment to Mega Trend and non-traditional predictive analysis techniques.   I remember his PhD thesis had something to do with "ingratiation techniques for success in non-profit mission environments".  In other words "how to kiss ass to get ahead, when money doesn't matter".

I guy like me, saw a lot of potential for learning from a guy like that.  I did too.  He was one of those teachers that I tried to get as many classes with as I could.  When he left to take over as the Dean of a Graduate program, I went and took classes from them too.  Among other things he is currently doing a bang up job for the folks at the same University that the Duck Dynasty Boys are Alumni form.

He got me interested in predictive analysis techniques.  While there are practical business applications for those skills, my interest is as a hobbyist, not a professional.  I admire the professionals. 

Which is why I find this story interesting:

Democrats downplay Nate Silver's Senate projection

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pushing back after data whiz Nate Silver projected Sunday that Republicans will win the Senate this year.
In an interview with Jon Karl on ABC's "This Week," Silver, who recently relaunched his FiveThirtyEight franchise, gave Republicans a 60-percent chance of winning a Senate majority during the 2014 midterm election cycle.
But Democrats, who have in the past lauded Silver for his analysis of polls, on Monday were skeptical of his projection this time around.
"Nate Silver and the staff at FiveThirtyEight are doing groundbreaking work, but, as they have noted, they have to base their forecasts on a scarce supply of public polls," DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil wrote in a memo Monday. "In some cases, more than half of these polls come from GOP polling outfits."
What you need to know is that Silver is using limited data with a highly refined technique system to come to his conclusions.  He know where the weakness in the methodology is.  He probably wouldn't make a call this early, but the Democrats asked him to.  The reason they asked him for his best guess, is that his best guesses are very, very good, more often than not.  Think of it like having the best bookie give you odds, not like a prophet with a divine message.

Sliver is saying the odds are in favor of the republicans in the senate.  That could be.  Obama Care sucks.  The economy sucks.  Lots of stuff sucks and some one should take the fall.  That said, I have a prediction.  If the Republicans win the house and the Senate, they will waste their chance to do any good for this country.  Even if the GOP had 100% of both houses and the Oval Office, they would blow it.  They always do.  They only time they are in favor of conservatism is when they are picking your pockets at a fund raiser. 

I didn't need a crystal ball to make that prediction.  I base it on what the GOP has always done, fundraise on the right so they can govern on the left, and pretend capitulating to enemy is the center.


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More Money Wasted

Barack Obama's first visit to Brussels to cost Belgium more than €10m
As Belgium's capital and host to the EU and Nato, Brussels is used to deploying heavy security when big names pop by. But US President Barack Obama's visit on Tuesday will strain the city like never before with €10m ($10.4m, £8.4m) of Belgian money being spent to cover his 24 hours in the country.
I think they are getting off easy.  It could be worse.  Michelle could be going for a visit too.  While I think it's great that Obummer is costing them some big bucks, the sad part is that the American tax payer has spent over a billion bucks on the Obummers and their love for vacations since they came to DC.  No doubt we will stick it to the children and borrow some cash to give Brussels a grant to cover the money they are wasting on the anointed ones visit.

Yeah, Right

I discovered this little gem while reading the news.  The title of the story is deceiving as well as the quotes they used to tell the story.

The event in question was hosted by Hamilton County Ohio, Democratic Party activists (Cincinnati National Action Network ).  They are opposed to Voter ID Laws.  The event took place at the Word of Deliverance Church in Forest Park.  The people in attendance at the rally are working towards a Constitutional amendment in Ohio that would make voter fraud is easy to commit, hard to detect, and frequent. 

What happened was one of the few people to be caught, tried and convicted of vote fraud in the last presidential election, Melowese Richardson was called up to the stage by Cincinnati National Action Network President Bobby Hilton for a "welcome home" from the audience.  Those in attendance cheered the convicted felon who was recently released from jail after having her sentence reduced to probation.

The title of the news story is: Both parties jeer embrace of fraudulent voter.

That's not what happened.  The truth is that no Democrat "jeered" her.  They cheered their butts off.  Oh, there were some mundane comments latter about how, "There is some validity that the sentence was too harsh," Faux told the Enquirer. "But I don't see how you can hold her up as an example of somebody to be proud of. What she did was reprehensible."  They also called the applauding "problematic" and said Richardson was "not a hero". 

After getting in some responsible sounding sound bites from various members of the Democratic political machine, they rationalized the acceptance and glorification of criminal fraud by black liberals by saying:  "We did not celebrate or applaud a convicted felon," Hitlon said. "We congratulated a lady with a health issues coming home to take care of her sick sister."

YEAH RIGHT!  I thought ObamaCare would take care of the sister.

I have a couple of questions that are racial, religious and political.  If a white pastor in a white church held a rally and invited David Duke to the stage and people applauded him, for any reason, what would the media say?  Do you think that they would claim that Republicans were "jeering" him?  If a white pastor in a white church spoke out against gay marriage, abortion and voiced support for a constitutional amendment enforcing his sincerely held religious views on those topics,  what do you think would happen to that church's tax exempt status? 

The movement to stop voter ID laws has only one purpose, embedding unfathomable amounts of fraud in the American political process.  I should make a comment about which political party is pushing for this and the skin color of those involved.  If I did that, I would be called a racist.   So, I'll do what the media does and pretend that race, crime and politics are not related.


One political party is demonstrably outright corrupt.  They lie, cheat, steal and pretend you are too dumb to notice what is going on.  They know you will keep voting for them to keep the other guy, who you believe to be worse, out.  Democrats on the other hand lie cheat and steel because they think you are too dumb to notice that they are doing it.  See the political history Chicago, and Detroit for municipal examples. 

Group identity is what drives political parties.  It always has been.  It always will be.  When a group discovers that they are likely to loose power, they look to stack the deck.  That's what black Democrats are doing today.

The reason for it isn't because old white conservatives are winning the hearts and minds of America.  I suspect that the reason has more to do with the fact that there is now a plurality of racial minorities in America.  Blacks are for the blacks.  Mexicans are for the Mexicans.  Neither group is very keen on the other.  Somebody has to be in charge of the Democratic political machine and the good old white boys are loosing their hold.


I Knew this

Hate paying taxes? Then consider a home on the range, and keep as far away from New York as possible.
Wyoming had the lowest taxes for residents. That state's taxpayers shell out 66 percent less than the national median. Alaska came in closely behind, and Nevada rounded out the top three.
I'm going to give you all the secret to low taxes.  Theoretically you can do it in your state too,  Heck it can be done nationally, if the people would pull their collective heads out of the hind ends and insist on it.  Here is the secret.  Write it down.  Email it to your elected representatives.  Ready?

We don't need the government to do stuff for us.  We don't need government programs.  We don't need out of control government spending.  We don't need welfare.  We don't need tons of clowns with badges running around telling us what to do.  We don't need bureaucrats.  We don't need lobbyists bribing our "betters" to steel from our children and grandchildren so that they can benefit their college drinking buddies.

Every last one of us has at least one gun.  Every last party at the public trough knows it.   The clowns with badges know it.  Everyone behaves themselves accordingly.

We don't need or want government largess.  Because we turn it down we don't oppress our neighbors in the name of "fairness" or "social justice" or any other fancy term commonly used to rob the poor and give to the rich.  When tax revenues are projected to go down, we cut spending.  Because we don't let the government spend it, we don't have to take it away from anyone.  This lets us pay for the few things that are legitimate public expenditures without overburdening the people whom are allegedly "served".

Go and do thou likewise.



I don't use this space for Biblical or Evangelical purposes very often.  It occurs to me that there is a story way back in the Book of Genesis that has application to today.

Gen 10:8-13
8 Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD." 10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
Skipping down a bit we get the rest of the Story of Nimrod:

Gen 11:1-9
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words. 2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4 They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." 5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. 7 "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." 8 So the LORD  scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
We can't be 100% certain  but this was probably the beginning of the different racial groups or at least the tendencies of the races to group together according to linguistics.  I draw that conclusion based on the different linages described in the surrounding text.  Be that as it may, Mankind has a history of racial and linguistic separation, if not down right antagonism towards others from different racial/linguistic groups.
The history of man, secular as well as Biblical is a story of one group against another.  Yes there is trade and commerce.  There is also war and conquest.  The group that wins is sometimes determined by who has the superior civilization or military tactics, but in the end those factors are secondary to which racial language group has the most offspring.
It has been this way since the time of Nimrod.  There is no reason to expect that this pattern will change in our day and age.
God did not doom mankind to war and conflict.  He only established group dynamics and interest to go along with self interest.  Man has established for himself a system of cooperation that is capable of keeping the peace and giving mankind the benefit of economic prosperity.  This system transcends our racial and linguistic tendency for separation. 
Two factors are required for the nations to coexist peacefully.  The first is boarders.  Boarders are that magic line that says, you stay over there and I'll stay over here except by mutual consent to the contrary.  The second is trade.  In order for there to be trade there must be a willingness to exchange goods and a fair median for that exchange.  In biblical terms "honest scales". 
The United States is failing at both of these concepts.  First, we don't recognize the significance of our own border and we are allowing ourselves to be over run with racial groups that don't share our culture.  Second, we don't recognize the boarders of any nation on earth.  We assume that whatever the issue inside another nation, we have a right to interfere if we are so inclined.  Thus we have a military that is involved in operations, not just in our corner of the world, but in every place that a congressional lobbyist has a passing economic interest.   
We are not a nation of Law, Principle, or even Racial homogeny.  We are a nation of the politics of pull.  Whoever has the "pull" gets to decide how to use the national assets for their own ends.
At the end of World War II the United States found its self in the enviable position of being the largest industrial nation with an intact infrastructure.  We could build anything anyone could want.  Which we did.  We sold large amounts of goods to the rest of the world so that they could rebuild.  We also had the ability to grow tons of surplus food.  Literally we had tons more food than we could ever possibly eat ourselves at a time when others had very little.  We sold that to. Being America we wanted to be paid in dollars.  Which we were.  Americans also wanted something.  We wanted cars.  We wanted cheap gas to drive our cars.   America has plenty of petroleum hydro carbon deposits.  Other countries had cheaper and easier access to oil.  We bought it from them and we paid in dollars.
In 1947 the dollar was defined as 1/35 of an once of 22 caret gold or 1oz of .9999 pure silver.  Remember FDR devalued the dollar from 1/20 oz to 1/35 oz but left the exchange rate of silver the same.  Regardless, everyone believed that at least for accounting purposes the dollar had real tangible objective value.  This went on for about 20 years until some countries started to want to exchange their dollars for gold.  The US started a discriminatory policy of picking and choosing which countries we would allow to redeem dollars for bullion. 
Shortly there after Gen. Charles de Gaulle, the leader of France, decided that he could skim a few bucks off the top if he could get the rest of the world to send him their dollars which he would exchange for them for gold.  Richard Nixon responded by closing the  gold window at the Federal Reserve Bank.  Effectively this ended the gold exchange standard. 
This should have been the end of the dollar, at least as a international median of exchange.  However, due to mistrust among other nations, and the fact that the dollar was still the worlds strongest currency, and perhaps most importantly, you could still buy things with it, the dollar remained the median of exchange. 
Had the United States kept the dollar an "honest" fiat currency it probably could have continued in its top spot for a long time.  The problem was that prior to Nixon becoming president LBJ and his co-conspirators in congress committed treason in an effort to ensure the enslavement of the Negros to the democratic party's voting machine.   Social spending was designed to grow the racial minorities dependency on a Socialist government, spending on these programs was designed to grow automatically, and substantially unchecked.  
The American public, most of whom where still paying taxes at that time, refused to pay any more.  When Ronald Regan reduced tax rates and the American economy recovered after Carter, the political class gave up on tax increases as the primary method to fund the welfare state.  We borrowed the money instead.  Because there is no way to repay that borrowing, the bankers and politicians devalued (cheated people) the dollar. 
The US is more than in trouble.  We are on our way out.  We do not respect the borders of other groups, and they do not respect us.  They might not be able to do anything about it today because our military has more and better ways of killing them, but neither will they help us.  We are allowing our own border to be overrun with people who do not share our culture.  We abort our own offspring.  We do not even have enough to replace ourselves and sustain our own culture.  The invaders reproduce themselves at our collective expense.  We do not use a fair scale in trade.  We devalue our money to serve the short term interests of a few central bankers and a bureaucracy that is designed to enslave the Negro and empower itself.  Anyone wanting to change the situation is marginalized or ignored, especially by the so called conservative political parties.
I suspect that 100 years from now maps will recognize a place called "The United States of America".  My grandparents generation will not be able to recognize the culture of that spot on the map as being the one they knew.  Even now I can barely recognize it myself.  The story is as old as the book of Genesis those who want to rule the world are doomed to fail.  Racial and linguistic realities will splinter the best laid plans of man.  Dishonesty, greed, sloth, lust and pride will destroy a nation as well as a man. 
We are in the Gotterdammerung.  I don't know if it will take 100 years or 50 or 25 or even if we have tomorrow.  It is coming to an end.  We did it to ourselves.  There will never be a lasting one world government, at least not this side of the apocalypse.  No national government can hope to survive the destruction of its culture from within and the obliteration of the trust and good will of those from without.  The people who believe they can run the world are the same ones that today can't balance the budgets or keep the streets paved and in good repair.

Up Date

Today is March 22, 2014.  Yesterday was the first "official" day of spring.  Today I have to shovel snow. 

When I was a kid I loved snow.  I still think snow can be fun, sledding, snowmobiling, snow ball fights all sound good to me.  Shoveling, not so much.


Crimea Post

There is no doubt about it, Obama is a Wimps Wimp.  He suffers from a deep seated need to prove his worth as a man.  This isn't unique to him.  Lots of bastards whose fathers couldn't be bothered to be involved in their life end up this way.

Obama is worse than useless for America.  He is actively hurting America and has been since day one.  This is true no matter what aspect of his administration is under consideration.  Domestic policy? Horrible. Foreign policy? A quagmire of contradiction and confusion.  War policy? There were American troops in fewer countries at the height of WWII under FDR.  Troop moral and readiness?  As long as they have to look SNAP FABULOUS and let the girls do the fighting our Army is on top of it.

None of Obama's failings, and they are legion, make the neo-con warmongers right.  We have no military, national or economic interest in the Ukraine or Crimea.  So why is Obummer so eager mix it up with Putin?  That's a great question.  I suspect its a mixture of reasons.  I suspect it has to do with a failed domestic policy and a need to distract the American public from matters at home.  There may be a number of contributing reasons.  Dissecting the Obummer psyche would probably take several posts.

Prior to any interest caused by the current "crisis" what did you know about the Ukraine?  Had you even heard of the Crimea?

I had.  I have a had a passing interest in English literature since a teacher introduced me to some of the classic poems in Junior High.  One of my favorites was Alfred Lloyd Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade.  I also enjoyed the heavy metal version, which was out at the time.
Written lyrics here.

The Ukraine was at that time a member of the Soviet block.  The evil empire.  We covered some of went on there in history, briefly.  It probably got a passing over during geography too.  It was probably another ten years before the Ukraine entered my thoughts again.  There was a friend and business associate of mine who told me he was going back to "the old country" to get married.  That was different, because "the old country" for Alex would have Inkster which wasn't that much of a step down from where he was living in Canton.

Alex was a tall, decent looking guy, not athletic but not fat either.  He owned his law firm and had a couple of other businesses too.  I don't know how much cash he had in the bank, but he wasn't making minimum wage.  The problem was he had started going bald in high school.  The old country was the Ukraine.  Unknown to me, Alex's grandparents had come over in the 40's and he was taught a mix of Ukrainian and Russian as a kid.  His grandparents arraigned a meeting with a girl back home and a marriage and immigration papers soon followed.  I met him and his wife at the Drake for lunch one day after she immigrated. 

I have an almost passable knowledge of English, no Ukraine or Russian, but I understood at least part of the conversation passing between them was about me.  She went to the ladies room.  Alex wanted to know what I thought about his wife.  "She seems nice", I said.  "But she's hot right?" he asked.  This is a difficult question for one man to answer to another man.  If you say no, you are a liar.  If you say yes, its almost an admission that you have been checking out his women.  Which of course I had.  She was HOT.  She was tall, blond, and a total knock out.  Victoria Secrets model hot.  Way hotter than a bald American could get without a Porsche and a sizeable trust fund.

"She has a younger sister back home that she thinks would like you", he hinted with a smile.  "Here's a picture", he said as he passed me the photo his wife had handed him as she had gotten up. I don't know how boobs that big can defy gravity and be that wonderfully perky.  I doubt the girl in the photo was older than 20.  The older sister wasn't the hottest female in the family. 

His wife returned, bringing me another beer.  She smiled at me knowingly when she saw her sisters photo on the table and knew what me and Alex had been talking about.  She spoke to Alex.  He translated.  "She's still a virgin" he smiled at me. 

I smiled back.  Not a knowing smile.  Not a pleasant smile.  More a smile to keep from crying.  "You know I got married?" I asked.  "I can take care of that" he responded, still smiling.  "I did a good job for Vinnie" he reminded me.  He  had too.  Vince had kept his house, car and most of the money he had, which wasn't much.  "Get behind me Satan!" I thought.  His wife slipped her hand on my neck and was gently rubbing it.  "You cute, my sister like you" she said in broken English.  "That's not what I meant God Dammit!!!" raced though my mind.  "I'm married, thing are good at home", I lied.  It wasn't a total lie, I was married, less than a year at that point, things weren't that good.  When I was dating swimsuit models and actresses things were never as good as the girl in the photo. Still married means married.

A few years ago a middle aged blond came into my work.  I waited on her.  I could tell she wasn't American from her accent.   We talked for awhile.  She was a mail order bride.  That's not all that uncommon here.  She told me that she was very happy being married to an American.  I seldom wear my wedding ring anymore.  She was looking at my left hand when she mentioned that she had a good friend back home that would like to meet me.  I laughed.  I knew where this was going.  Why would she want to do that?  You are nice and handsome.  She dug out a photo of her and a couple of girls.  The friend she had in mind was the one on the end.  I'm apparently not handsome enough to attract blond supper babe virgins anymore.  She wasn't bad looking for women of about 30 or so.  Married still means married.  Last summer she came in again.  She told me about a trip she was going to take.  Her friend was getting married here in the states.  Two of the women in that photo were with her.  Ukrainian women look out for each other.

Prior to the last month that was about the extent of my knowledge of the Ukraine.  Despite having a population of women that want to marry American men, I can't see any reason to go there.  I learned something about the Crimea they've been speaking Russian since the time of Catherine the Great in 1783.  That's 231 years.  While the area has a mix of ethnic populations, they are basically Russians.

How would America feel if we were involved in a similar situation here?  That's not possible you say.  Isn't it?  In 1812 the United States fought a war with Britain over our efforts to annex parts of Canada.  Today there is still a small population of Canadians, located mostly in the Western provinces, that would like to join with the United States.  What if this minority group of separatists became a majority of say 97% of the population of Alberta and they voted to join the US? 

How would we feel if the other Canadian provinces and Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and Central American Nations joined the Warsaw Pact?  What would our response be if the Russians stated preforming joint navel operations in the Gulf of Mexico, or the Great Lakes?  What if the Russians started training troops and operating drone observation teams in BC flying and spying in Washington State?

We'd be pissed.  We'd probably annex Alberta and everybody else who we could get to join us.  We'd step up our military operations.  We'd start running and gunning after all the instigators in the region.  We would crack down on anyone we even thought was helping the Russians.  We would start looking for anything and everything we could do to cause them problems. 

Obama doesn't understand being for America or looking out for your national interest.  He doesn't love this country.  Which is why he doesn't understand Putin.  Whatever else Putin may be, he is a Russian.  He loves Russia.  He believes in Russia first.  He is going to take care of Russian interests at the expense of the rest of the world.  If a country that has been an enemy for more than 60 years doesn't like it, he doesn't care.  The USA is acting like a threat.  Putin is responding accordingly. 

The thing is, we don't have a dog in this fight.  The Crimea has been part of Russia on and off for over 200 years.  The ethic groups share a common culture.  They speak a common language and they live right next door to each other.  The fact that Obummer is pissed that Putin cracked down on pro-butt-sex protesters at the Olympics is no reason for us to get involved in the Crimea. 

Chuck Norris

When Chuck Norris was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: “What is courage?” He received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.

When a zombie apocalypses starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.

Jack was nimble, Jack was quick, but Jack still couldn't dodge Chuck Norris' roundhouse kick.

Chuck Norris knows Victoria's secret.

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

The reason the Holy Grail has never been recovered is because nobody is brave enough to ask Chuck Norris to give up his favourite coffee mug.

Chuck Norris can speak French... In Russian.

Chuck Norris once climbed Mt. Everest in 15 minutes, 14 of which he was building a snowman at the bottom.

Chuck Norris can cut a knife with butter.

Chuck Norris doesn't have good aim. His bullets just know better than to miss.

Chuck Norris turned down the Terminator roles because he hates chick flicks.

Death once had a near-Chuck-Norris experience.

Some kids piss their name in the snow. Chuck Norris can piss his name into concrete.

Chuck Norris was once on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and was the first to spin. The next 29 minutes of the show consisted of everyone standing around awkwardly, waiting for the wheel to stop.

If you spell Chuck Norris wrong on Google it doesn't say, "Did you mean Chuck Norris?" It simply replies, "Run while you still have the chance."

Chuck Norris puts the "laughter" in "manslaughter".

Chuck Norris counted to infinity. Twice.

M.C. Hammer learned the hard way that Chuck Norris can touch this.

Bill Gates lives in constant fear that Chuck Norris' PC will crash.

On a high school math test, Chuck Norris put down "Violence" as every one of the answers. He got an A+ on the test because Chuck Norris solves all his problems with Violence.

Chuck Norris is the reason Waldo is hiding.

The saddest moment for a child is not when he learns Santa Claus isn't real, it's when he learns Chuck Norris is.

Chuck Norris beat Halo 1, 2, and 3 on Legendary with a broken Guitar Hero controller.

Chuck Norris plays Russian roulette with a fully loaded revolver... and wins.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate.

Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did.

Chuck Norris can make a Taylor Swift relationship last.

Chuck Norris is the only person in the world that can actually email a roundhouse kick.

Chuck Norris once shot an enemy plane down with his finger by yelling, "Bang!"

Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.



I have a homeschooling observation.  Prior to getting into homeschooling I assumed that homeschoolers mostly did it out of religious reasons.  I was OK with that.  I happen to believe that religious reasons, not liking public school, or even the anti-establishment hippie homeschoolers I had came across all should be allowed to make the choice of how to educate their own kids.  Had I put a name to it, I would have said that home schooling was a parental choice, a civil right even.  I would have admitted thought that it was mostly a religious issue for most people.

I would have been wrong.

Here in Wyoming there is a very accepting attitude towards home schooling.  There has been for a very long time.  This acceptance has more to do with practical issues than parental rights.  We are a state with very large amounts of land and not lots of people.   It is possible to have a child spend 3 or more hours a day on a bus to get that kid to school and back home.  That's why the state has always been very open to letting the kids use alternative methods to get a high school education.  It is possible in Wyoming to never attend class in a public high school and still get a diploma from that school.  I've learned that other states are the same way.

Last night I saw a commercial for a program featuring web based Public School Education from home.  This got my interest and I learned that this is a fast growing trend in American education.  Apparently parents are fleeing the physical public schools.  I find this intriguing.  It's not just the creationists and religious folks that want out of the system.  The trend is big enough now that companies are making money offering a "public school" in a virtual environment. 

I researched this a bit and it seems that these companies can, at least in some states, collect the $3,000 to $6,000 per year in public funds for "teaching" the kids with online facilitators so long as they are state certified teachers and use the state approved curriculum.  When the kid finishes the self paced program, he receives a public school diploma from the state in which he lives.  In most cases the diploma is issued by the school district that the kid lived in, just as if the child had attended 4 years of school.

This isn't just a Wyoming program.  It's available in 38 states.  It happens to be available here but our local district has its own remote learning program, set up originally for ranch kids but anyone can use it.

I'm sure the companies doing this are making a profit.  Which means that they have to have customers.  From what I can tell, they have lots of them.  How bad have American schools gotten that parents are willing to give up the built in babysitter system in order to get the kids a functional education?



I'm contemplating a longer post on the Crimea situation.  Putin has already reminded the world the he has the ability to reduce the US to radio active ash.  In my mind that is just his way of reminding, or informing as the case may be, Obama that Russia is a nuclear power.  This may be a wise move on Putin's part.  Obama is the dumbest president America has ever had, and he may not know that the Russians have nukes.  A reminder may be a good idea.

Since it is impossible to effectively "do" anything about the Crimea joining the Russians without involving the US military (its probably impossible to do anything about it with them) would somebody please inform Obama about what happened the last time an army led by a National Socialist, invaded Russia?  A good place to start would be the siege of Stalingrad.  While I doubt anyone in the US gives the siege of Stalingrad much thought, I'm positive the Russians remember it well.  The last thing American troops want to hear on the battle field is Запомнить Сталинградской битвы!

Especially since the Crimea is of no national interest to the people in the USA.  No, I don't consider distracting the American public from the worst economy since Herbert Hoover and Obama's failed domestic agenda an American interest.  Obama sucks! Another war won't be able to cover up that fact.


Another Thing Comming

It's spring time and a young man's thoughts turn to getting his tally whacker wet in some suburban bimbo's pink parts.  It happens every year.  Boy meets girl.  The girl is a tramp.  The boy gets lucky. 

A teenaged boy that disrespects a man enough to screw his dumb-slut daughter in her bed room with the girls dad at home, probably disrespects him enough not to listen to what that dad has to say.  That is a very poor attitude to have when dad has a gun pointed at you and the slut you've been screwing starts claiming that she doesn't know you or how you got in her room.  This is a very bad time to make any sudden movements.  Unfortunately you've all ready proven to possess a substandard level of intelligence in the first place.  We can only hope he didn't knock her up before her old man made the world a better place
Police tell FOX 26 reporter John Donnelly that the father was notified that there was someone in his daughter's bedroom by one of his other children.
The father then went into the girl's bedroom and discovered the 17 year old male in bed with his 16 year old daughter.  The daughter denied knowing who the boy was.
A confrontation between the father and boy started.   The boy apparently wasn't listening to the father's commands and reached for something.   It ended with 17 year old being shot and killed at the scene.
The 16 year old girl later admitted to investigators that she did know the boy and had let him into the home.
The father's was taken by ambulance from the home for treatment of an unrelated medical situation.
Let me analyze this situation for all you young bucks out there.  There are some important things you need to know before you get lucky.
  1. If a girl's father lives in the home with his kids, especially if he is married to their mother, he is what we call "a good guy".
  2. Good guys don't like their daughters being used as a sperm receptacle for random boys.
  3. Good dad's are going to protect their family from threats.
  4. Any girl with moral standards low enough to sneak you into and screw you in her parents home, knowing that they are home, has low enough moral standards to lie about it when she gets caught.
  5. She is going to lie.  Lying is one of the automatic first responses that a female will use when she finds herself in an unpleasant situation.
  6. If you are in another mans house, unannounced and uninvited by him, you are automatically a threat.
  7. If the man with the gun every catches you in his daughters room, in the middle of the night, in a state of undress, he knows what you were doing.  Even if you didn't do it yet.  Do not insult his intelligence.
  8. If the man with the gun tells you to do something, do it.
  9. If the man with the guns tells you to not do something, don't do it.
  10. If the man with the guns says don't move, and you keep moving, he is with in his rights to shoot your sorry ass dead.  Yes, even if all you were reaching for was your pants.
  11. The old man might have a heart attack after shooting you, but he will live long enough to tell the cops his side of the story, and since you are dead that's the only story they will hear.  He will get off.
  12. Any pussy that is so good that it's worth dying for, is good enough to marry her and/or meet the parents first.
  13. Had you meet her parents first, her dad may have kicked your ass, but you would still be alive with a good story to tell.  Better yet slutty Sally would have felt obligated to let you have a second go around after her dad made her feel bad by being mean to you.
Dad's Against Daughters Dating.  Shoot the first one and the word will get around.


Lemon Aid

The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed to be far too qualified for the job.
She had a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan and had worked as a social worker and school teacher.

The foreman frowned and said, “I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”

“Well, as a matter of fact, I have! I’ve been divorced three times, owned four Chryslers and voted for Obama  .. .twice.”


Of Ukraine

I blame it on Al Gore.  If the Democrats can blame everything on Bush, I can blame seemingly unrelated stuff on Gore.  My reasoning may seem convoluted, but try to follow along.  Albert Snore Gore is one of Americas biggest fraudsters cheerleaders for man made global warming.  Al and Democrats in general are morons, which means if they say something, the opposite is probably true.  God knows this.  Since the great unwashed eco-whack jobs climate alarmists have been harping on "man made" warming and the ice caps melting, God gave us a record cold and snow this winter.  No doubt the angelic realm has been having a season long chuckle at out expense.

The weather sucks.  God is doing it to spite Al Gore.  How does this make the crisis in the Ukraine Al Gore's fault?  Elementary my dear reader.  President Obummer spent his first four years as magistratus extraordinarius fully engaged in the repaying of bribes campaign contributors, ruining the national and perhaps global economy, destroying modern medicine, executing American citizens without trial, taking long expensive taxpayer funded vacations fact finding tours and the occupation of golf.  During his first regnatus he was happy to let his lector, the Lizard Queen, handle international affairs. 

Obummer loves playing golf.   His secret service code name is "duffer".  Golf appears to be the only useful (not destructive to America) activity Barrack Hussein participates in.  Golf is best played when its is nice outside. Then Al goes and screws the pooch by claiming the polar ice caps are melting.  So then it snows all winter long.  White golf balls are hard to find when you have two foot of white snow on the fairway.  As long as Obummer had golf to occupy his time, he had no reason to go mucking about in the worlds affairs.  If only Al had shut up about global warming we would have had a normal winter and Obummer could have spent his time playing golf and avoiding his wife. 

I'd think after Benghazi, Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Beirut, Panama, Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines etc et el, Americans would realize that maybe, just maybe we should butt out.  The Crimea has a defensive pack with the Russians.  They have military bases there.  The Ukraine has had a subservient relationship with Russia for hundreds of years.  We had no business fiddling about in their internal affairs or overthrowing their government.  None.  It's not our business.  It's not even a corner of the world that we have any business in.  None.  Not a little bit.

To paraphrase the Beatles: "all I am saying is give Barrack a bag full of clubs and his caddy".  Peace will take care of its self.  We don't need ANOTHER land war in Asia.


Up in Smoke

I have often wondered what they were smoking in DC when they came up with that law.  Now we know.

D.C. Council votes to eliminate jail time for marijuana possession
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) intends to sign the bill, which would partially decriminalize pot by imposing civil fines rather than jail time for most offenses. The District joins 17 states that have taken similar action but doesn’t go as far as Colorado or Washington state, where voters have legalized the sale and taxation of marijuana.

I have mixed feelings over the decriminalization and/or legalization of pot.  I dislike the idea because its not my thing and I recognize the harm it does to the body and to the lives of the people using it.  I like the idea of decriminalization simply because I believe too many of our civil liberties have been sacrificed in the war on that drug.

I'm too much a realist to think that states will be happy with decriminalization.  There is too much potential tax revenue in legalization, as Colorado is proving, not to go legal and tax it.  Eventually we will see a patchwork of states that are legal and decriminalized.  The states where it is legal will benefit from the taxes imposed on pot and the states where it is merely decriminalized will see a potential for additional revenue.  It won't take long before the decriminalized states take the logical step and become legalized and taxed.

Eventually even the states that hold out and keep pot smoking as a criminal offense will become defacto decriminalized.  We are seeing that happen slowly in Wyoming now.  According to my friends in law enforcement, the price of pot is going down in Wyoming because you can get it legal in Colorado.  The quality of the drug is going up.  The combination of those two factors is increasing pot use in our state.  It is also decreasing the barriers to obtaining the drug, which is causing economic problems for mid level drug distributors.  

Who is going to pay $600 or more per OZ for illegal and questionable quality pot in WYO when a quick trip to COLO can net you a retail premo OZ for $400?  In COLO you can get certified medical marijuana starting at $60/OZ or $180/OZ for the "top self" variety.  The only thing required to get the medical discount is a medical marijuana or "red card".  Can you say "glaucoma? *wink* *wink*.  

So who is going to lose out in this situation?  Mostly Freshman and Sophomore UW students and high school kids.  For those under 21 its going to be a lot like getting the bum to buy a case of beer for you at the party store.  You gave the guy $15 for a case of Budweiser Longnecks (its been a long time since I was in high school), $12 was supposed to cover the Bud and bottle deposit and $3 was to get him a pint of something to stay warm.  When he came out of the store, what you got was a case of Natural Lite cans and his word that they didn't have any Bud.  What he got was 3 bottles of Kessler's and a pack of smokes.  Still you are 16 and some beer is better than no beer. 

That my friends is what the new drug running will look like in the pot market.  "Yeah dude this is some premo shit, see how its brown and grey"?  "Hey now $400 isn't going to cover it, I need an extra $50 for gas".  Economically it looks like a win-win for everybody but the illegal drug dealer.  Secondary costs (increased auto accidents, medical costs etc) will take a back seat to bureaucrats getting an increase in budget income. 

True Story

During his visit to London, President Obama asked Queen Elizabeth a question.  “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?”

“Well,” said the queen, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”

Obama frowned and then asked, “But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?”

“Oh, that’s easy,” she answered. “You just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle. Watch” The queen pushed a button on her intercom. “Please send the prime minister in here, would you?”

David Cameron walked into the room and said, “Yes, Your Majesty?”

The queen smiled and said, “Answer me this please David. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?”

Without pausing for a moment, Cameron answered, “That would be me.”

“Yes! Very good.” said the queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

“Joe, answer this for me … Your mother and your father have a child. It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister. Who is it?”

“I’m not sure,” said Biden. “Let me get back to you on that one.”

He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, Biden went to workout in the congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there.  Biden went up to Ryan and asked, “Hey Paul, see if you can answer this question.”

“Shoot Joe.”

“Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”

Paul Ryan answered, “That’s easy, it’s me!”

Biden smiled and said, “Good answer, Paul!”

Biden then went back to speak with President Obama. “Say, I did some research, and I have the answer to that riddle … It’s Paul Ryan!”

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face.

“No! You idiot! It’s David Cameron!”


Exercise Rant

This is week 6 of the Res Ipsa get off your old fat butt and get in shape exercise program.  I've had some ups and downs but I'm still hanging in there and I'm increasing the amount of weight I'm lifting on schedule.  My cardio work out is also coming along although not as fast.  Everything is slowly and steadily improving.  I haven't lost as much weight as I want, but clothes are fitting better and I can see and feel muscles hardening.

The decision to go back to the gym has been a good one.  Mostly. 

I like women.  Women are attractive, entertaining and a wonderful addition to the male's life.  My mother is a women, my wife is a women, my precious daughter is going to grow up to be a women.  Even the best hunting dog I ever owned was female.  I love women.  They are great addition to almost every place a man wants to go.  Almost every place.

There are exceptions.  Among other places, women have no place in a gym frequented by men.  None.  No there aren't exceptions.  It doesn't matter if she is cleaning, with her boyfriend etc. 

I go to the gym to work out.  Not socialize.  Not to trade recipes, especially with someone with no idea how to use a sauté pan.  Not meet women.  I don't talk to the other men.  I don't want to talk to you either.  Ladies get a clue.  Do you see how guys interact at the gym?  Let me break it down for you.  We don't talk to each other.  We nod.  We grunt.  If we are forced to actually speak to each other, we wait till the other man is done doing whatever it was he was doing.  When that happens we keep it brief and then we GO AWAY.  For example:  "Are you done with that bench"?  "No, I've got 3 more sets of 8 to finish off."  "Ok".  That's it .  We don't need to say anything else.  Frankly we are a little embarrassed that we had to say that much.

Tonight I went to the gym after work.  I was a little put out by the large number of cars parked outside and I was curious how that was going to affect my workout.  On my way to the locker room I looked around to see how many people would potentially get in my way.  At first I was relieved to see that it was women, since they only do cardio and wouldn't be in my way.  One of the women was the hot chick in pink (HCIP).  She isn't really hot, but she is hotter than the other regulars. I have no idea what their names are.  They always come and hang out together.  The first is Fit but Ugly (FBU).  The second is her friend Fat and Plain (FAP).

I wanted to get some time in on the bench.  Last week I increased the weight I was pressing but I was rushing my set and my form was bad.  Tonight was all about focusing on form and pushing the new heaver weight.  First up on my to do list was the decline bench press. 

For the first time ever, HCIP decides she needs to work out with weights.  This would have been more than enough distraction all on its own.  I remind myself to divert my eyes and pay no attention to her. 

There isn't a dignified way to get onto a decline bench.  Plus due to hanging upside down, its not automatically comfortable for the boys, if you get my drift.  Right as I'm going to reach up and give the boys a little readjustment tug, HCIP has to come and inquire how long I'm going to be using the equipment.  "6 sets of 10", I say.  "What?"  "I've got 6 sets of 10 reps to do then I'll get off".  She doesn't go away.  I really want her to at least turn around so I can give the boys a much needed readjustment.  No such luck.  "Are you going to do it or what?".

Ah jeez.  No adjustment.  Up goes the bar.  Down goes the bar.  "One". "Two".  She turns and leaves.  "Three".  "Four".  The boys are really unhappy with me now.  OK I'm half way.  FAP waddles over.  "Hey" she says in her best perky, flirty, I'm not 30 yet voice.  "Six".  She plops herself in the Leg Curl machine by my head.  "I've seen you in here a lot".  "Eight".  I'm not going to make it.  "Nine".  Don't get distracted.  I don't need a fat chick that has hit the wall of attractiveness and is checking me out to see if maybe...  Concentrate!  My arms hurt.  My head hurts.  The boys hurt.  This set is taking twice as long as it should.  "Ten".  The bar goes back in the bracket.

All I want out of my dog is companionship, energetic hunting, solid points, steady to wing and shot and retrieval.  All I want out of my truck is reliable transportation.  All I want out of my hobbies is to have a good time.  All I want out of my gym membership is good clean equipment and a quite place to workout.  If you are a female, that due to the misguided trend in our culture of co-ed everything,  finds yourself nominally in my company at the gym, all I want from you is nothing.  Go away.



Thanks to the wonder of the internet I accomplished was able to waste a great deal of my employers time last month watching all of the James Bond movies.  I started watching the newest ones and then went back and worked through the list from Dr. No forward.

I never was a Bond fan and had managed to miss most of the movies when they were out in the theater.  Other than catching some on TV as rerun specials, I can't say that I had watched any of them from start to finish.

Ian Fleming was a member of the spook community.  He was not a James Bond, rather he served for a number of years as a real life "M".  He even formed and ran his own unit of James Bond-ish operators for the Brits, No. 30 Commando.  During WWII he was an administrative aid to Rear Admin John Godfrey  Director of Navel Intelligence for Her Majesties Royal Navy.  Mr. Fleming was commissioned into the Royal Navel Reserves and obtained the rank of Commander.   Incidentally James Bond held the same rank in that organization.  Also coincidently Mr. Fleming named one of his James Bond books after a secret operation from WWII.  Do you know which one?

Last week, after having finished off the Bond movies, I ran across a blog post titled "The Two 007's".  There are any number of articles written over the years comparing Sean Connery and Roger Moore as James Bond.  These two men are considered the "classic" James Bonds.  As far as I'm concerned you can choose your side in that debate, but I won't be joining you.  I simply don't care.  I've decided that my favorite Bond movie and perhaps my favorite Bond actor is the 5th James Bond.

You did know that 5 different actors have played James Bond in the "official" movies didn't you?  Let's recount them, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently Daniel Craig.  And that other guy.  What was his name? George Lazenby.   On Her Majesties Secret Service, possesses the deepest story line, some of the best acting and directing and you probably never heard of it.  That's because Lazenby, a relative nobody with very little acting experience got a big head and let his ego kill off both his place in the 007 franchise and his acting career.  Had he stuck around there never would have been a Roger Moore as 007.

Back to  "The Two 007's".  One of the points I found interesting in the post is the assertion that the character of 007 has become a bit of a wimp over time.  At first that is hard to swallow.  James Bond is all about unrealistic chase scenes, cool gadgets, blowing stuff up, super villains, drinking vodka martini's, banging smoking hot girls and breaking the rules as a secret agent.  What could be more manly than that?  Doing all that stuff as a space cowboy secret agent?  As I considered the point further I decided that I have to agree.

Connery, Lazenby, Moore, played a James Bond that knew what he was doing, knew what he wanted, knew what he valued, knew what he loved (more so Lazenby) and knew WHY they did those things.  The latter Bonds, knew what they were doing, as in they are very competent secret agents, but they don't seem to know why.

Pierce Brosnan probably spent more time playing the role of a clandestine operator because of his time as Remington Steel.  Even with that, he still comes off as a bit of a metro-sexual.  Daniel Craig's James Bond makes me wonder if Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten fathered a three way bastard with Ellen Degeneres. 
That's not to say that you shouldn't see all the movies, even the modern ones.  Bond still drives cool cars, blows stuff up, over uses the double entendre and kills bad guys while managing to beat the odds of catching the clap.  Which is why we see the movies in the first place. Go ahead and suspend reality for a couple of hours and enjoy your dose of 007.

Despite having better technology, more refined film making techniques and all the right stuff, its not your grandfathers James Bond.  In my minds eye I can go back to the set in 1960 and see Sean Connery chuckling to himself  over his line "it's Pussy, Pussy Galore", and then taking a long drag on his Churchill sized Monte Christo.  I can also picture him doing the nude scenes and enjoying it.  When his wife screened the movie I'm sure he either a.) lied to her outrageously or b.) told her how much he outrageously loved doing it because it got him ready for her.  Either way I'm sure he both enjoyed doing it and faced the music, like a man.