Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's In My Head

"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy. You see by my outfit that I'm a cowboy, too. We see by our outfits that we are all cowboys. If you get an outfit, you can be a cowboy, too." ~ Smothers Brothers

On the back wall of the electronics department at WalMart is a bank of HD-LCD Televisions. They play a loop of advertisements of WalMart products plus short interviews of the WalMart music "artist of the month". As I walked by, the loop played about 4 or 5 notes of a song being sung by one of these artists. It sounded just like "Streets of Laredo" to me. Now I can't get that song out of my head.

A cowboy song isn't a cowboy song unless it's performed by Marty Robbins. Or the Sons of the Pioneers, but they were a group. I mean a solo artist.

Friday, January 29, 2010

An Amazing Video!

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." ~ Aristotle

I don't remember where I saw this video first. It might have been on one of the blogs on my blogroll, and it might have been posted by a friend on Facebook.

It's amazing!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Business Of Being President

"Good design can't fix broken business models." ~ Jeffrey Veen

Barack Hussein Obama recently made a comment that made me so angry, I had to wait until now to write a commentary. Now that I've calmed down somewhat, I will comment.

I was watching a report on TV about Obama stumping for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, when the news program played a clip of Obama announcing his plan to charge a fee to banks and institutions who are giving millions of dollars of bonuses to their executives.

I had to google it to find it, and I confess, what I found isn't exactly what I heard, but it is essentially the same thing. This is from FOX news' website,
...Obama, striking an emphatic and populist tone, said Thursday that he is determined to recoup every dollar spent from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program to rescue Wall Street firms with a new tax on the largest banks.

"We want our money back and we're going to get it," he said.

Obama described bank bonuses as "obscene" and said the new tax would cover a projected $117 billion shortfall in the government's financial crisis bailout fund.

Upon hearing the report, I gasped in amazement.

Isn't Obama Harvard educated?

Is he not considered by Democrats to be something of a genius?

He's the (illegally) duly elected President of the United States, is he not?

Doesn't attaining the office of President of the United States imply he has at least as much intelligence as a fifth grader?

Then why doesn't he understand simple arithmetic?

Why does he not understand basic business principles?

I am not a businessman, but even I understand businesses compensate for loss of profits by raising prices on goods and services.

How does Obama's ambitious plan affect business?

Look. It's simple:

If Obama charges a fee or a tax to the corporations who pay "obscene" bonuses, the companies will simply raise their prices on goods and services. If, as he says, he only charges banks new taxes or fees, they will pass the loss in profit onto their customers in the form of higher fees and prices.

Those customers include every business that every one of us does business with on a daily basis.

Grocery stores, Department stores, Home improvement companies--name one.

Name any.

Name them all.

They all do business with banks.

And what happens if banks pass their expenses on to their customers? Well, naturally, their customers pass their expenses on to us.

The consumers.

They also lay off employees because they can no longer afford to pay them.

Let's see now. How does Obama's plan of charging more fees or taxes to banks create his promised hope?

How does it create change?

I hope he doesn't.

It's Change for the worse.

Good God!

Is he stupid or does he just think we are?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It Aint Over Yet

"In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain." ~ Pliny the Elder

Just when Harry Reid has us convinced he is a total moron, he does or says something that indicates he is diabolically clever.

Shortly after receiving the news of Republican Scott Brown's election to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Reid magnanimously announced Senator-elect Brown will be seated, "as soon as the proper paperwork has been received."


Aye, there's the rub.

There has been some speculation that the Senate will attempt to push the Obamacare bill through with some obscure ruling that somehow bypasses getting the approval of the House of Representatives. I'm not exactly sure what the procedure is, but that's what I've been told. That could be done quickly, before the "proper papers" can be received.

And Harry Reid knows it.

Another way (and the most obvious) Reid and Pelosi and the rest of the gang of Obama thugs can pass Obama care without allowing Brown to vote would be to delay the processing of the "proper papers" until after the vote.

We all know how long it takes the government to produce needed paperwork depending on it's importance.

There is most likely a myriad of ways Harry and the gang can sneak Obamacare into law without relying on Scott Brown's vote.

Don't count Obamacare out yet.

Don't assume the worst is over.

Don't think the Democrats have lost yet. There are likely many more aces up their sleeves.

Harry (and Obamacare) won't go down that easily.

This fight will not be won until we can vote that gang of crooks out of office.

NOTE: I've added a new blog to my blogroll. Check out Fredd Spews.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Response To A Useful Idiot For Obama

"Breathes there a man with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!'" ~ Sir Walter Scott

In a post on Trader Rick's blog, in which he posted the following video,

an obvious Obama apologist named Wulf offered the following comment:

I'm always amazed at the talented people out there who can take 100's of hours of video and audio and make some thing new.
Here's a good example:

Rick responded, "not quite the same thing, bro...."

To which Wulf countered, "It is and it isn't. It's easy to take any media out of context and use to further an idea."

I watched as much of the video he linked to as I could, which led me to respond to that, before I watched Rick's video, and since my comment was so lengthy, I decided to post it in it's entirety here:

Yes, Wulf, it's easy to take any media out of context, but in Obama's case it would require the willing suspension of disbelief to ignore all the warning signs, such as those demonstrated in the video, his incessant apologies to our enemies, his statements that we are not a Christian nation, that we are a Muslim nation, his bowing and fawning to our enemies, his love affairs with every evil, communist dictator in the world, his snubbing our allies' leaders, his reckless policies that treat enemy combatants as if they are merely common criminals, his background of Muslim education, his Muslim father, his questionable birthplace, his hatred and disrespect for the Constitution, his choice of friends, acquaintances, mentors, and subversive cabinet members and judges, his cavalier attitude regarding national security, his socializing of medicine (which hasn't worked in any socialist country where it has been tried, and won't work here), etc.

If he isn't a closet Muslim intent on destroying "The great Satan" from within, he is at least a Marxist, intent on creating a Marxist state right here in the land of the free.

And with useful idiots like you to help drive his agenda, Wulf, it's easy to see how he might accomplish such lofty goals.

God have mercy on us all.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Flashback

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." ~ Rahm Emanuel

While perusing the media coverage of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, I had a flashback.

Does anyone remember a storm that hit New Orleans, Louisiana a couple of years ago?

In the aftermath of that storm, fingers were pointed. Blame was assigned. Remember?

It was George W. Bush's fault. It was FEMA's fault. I seem to remember Reverend (and I use the term loosely) Pat Robertson saying Hurricane Katrina was a judgment from God because of the hedonism and debauchery that runs rampant in the city. Well, he's at it again, isn't he? I wish he'd just shut up. He's giving real Christians a bad rep.

The storm changed the perspective of many people, including myself. Another blogger who I considered one of my best blogger buddies at the time was changed also.

I became less racist. He became more Liberal. Fanatically more Liberal. He is absolutely mad now.

He is married to a so-called intellectual. She is a doctor of some sort (he never enlightened his blog readers what she is a doctor of), who lectures all over the country, and also a raving Liberal.

She had her own blog. On her blog, she announced George Bush was at fault because a hospital ship was a day or two tardy getting to the port of New Orleans to aid in the rescue operations there.

Yes, I know, the connection between the two is tenuous at best, but I seem to recall her biased assessment of the situation made a sort of discombobulated sense in a Liberal, pseudo-intellectual kind of way. Somehow, it was the President's fault.

I wish I could explain her logic but it appears her blog is now non-existent, and frankly, I don't remember much of what she wrote, except that she blamed the President.

The media coverage I was referring to in the first paragraph was this. Here's a teaser for those who don't follow links:

The operating room is prepped with oxygen tanks, ventilators and a roster of blood donors. But while the USS Carl Vinson's medical facilities perhaps exceed those of any other triage center nearby, it had remained essentially unused since it arrived off the coast of Port-au-Prince early Friday

When did the Haitian earthquake strike? Wasn't it a few days before Friday?

Why is the hospital ship not helping? Is it political? Where are the incessant accusations from the left now? Why isn't anyone pointing fingers? Why is no one assigning blame? Who is at fault?

What is Obama doing?

Why aren't Liberal bloggers and the state run media blaming Obama?

Hurricane Katrina was all Bush's fault. Remember? At least that's what we were told.

The media says so. It must be true. Right?

I wonder how Rahm Emanuel and Obama and the rest of the gang can turn this latest crisis into a political advantage.

Listen: If Hurricane Katrina was George W. Bush's fault, then it stands to reason the blame for the Haitian earthquake lies squarely on Barack Hussein Obama's shoulders.

What are we going to do about that?

Saturday, January 09, 2010

What's Still In My Head

My multitude of readers will, I hope, forgive me for posting this song again, but the act of posting songs on my blog in an effort to get them out of my head has apparently failed me this time.

It's still there.

It won't go away.

I used to like this song. I don't anymore:

Twenty or thirty years from now, when I am lying on my death bed, some loved one might very possibly lean over me to hear the whispered last words issuing from betwixt my fevered lips. As my life ebbs away, he or she will likely be somewhat perplexed by the significance of these pearls of wisdom accompanying my last labored breath of life:

"The civilized world accepts as unforgivable sin,
Any talking out loud with any librarian
Such as Mar..."

And, if there remains any vestige of a long neglected insignificant blog somewhere on an antiquated internet, one might search and subsequently find, by referencing those enigmatic words, just what in the Sam Hill I meant.

And, like the word, "Rosebud", perhaps those words will spawn a book or film with the lasting cultural impact of a "Citizen Kane".

Or not.

Friday, January 01, 2010

What's Happening Part II

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." ~ Isaac Asimov

Thanks to those who expressed sympathy for me and my family on the loss of my Father-in-law. We had a military funeral attended by an honor guard, presentation of the flag, and playing of Taps. It was very moving.

And cold.

My poor shoeless foot was friz by the time it was over, but I'd suffer through it again for Doc. He deserves so much more for his faithful service to his country and his God than a simple graveside service. The preacher did a fine job, and even included some of my words from my tribute to Doc in his sermon.

For those of you who suggested I go to the doctor (before Obamacare takes over) for my injured ankle -- I did, and the X-ray proved I was correct in my self diagnosis. There were no broken bones. It is simply a severe sprain, but I was given a rigid brace to wear to help me walk around without the use of crutches. This will come in pretty handy when I return to work on Sunday. I am already walking much better, but am still in quite a bit of pain.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes.

And before I forget---

Happy New Year!