Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.


2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)


3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.


4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)


5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.


7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.


8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.


9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.


11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.


16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Merry Christmas, everybody.

- TBC

Monday, December 17, 2007

Train of Thought...

It's been a few days since I posted anything, so I thought that I would sit down and write...

Hold on, the baby's crying...

Okay, I'm back. As I was saying, it's been a while since... Hang on, I'll be right back.

Had to get the Wife a glass of water.

Like I said, It's been... wait a minute, I'll be right back.

Okay, sorry about that... Had to take out the trash.

Now where was I? Oh, yeah... It's been a while since... Hold on...

Okay, I'm back. Had to go change a diaper.

Anyway... Like I was saying, It's been... Hang on a minute...

Okay, I'm back. Had to go walk the dog...

Now, as I was saying... be right back...

Sorry. Dinner was ready.

Now, back to my post. As I was saying, It's been a while since I... Sorry, be right back. Got to go feed the baby for a while so that my Wife can finish the laundry...

Okay, now where was I?

Oh, yeah, that's right. It's been a while since I have posted anything... and it doesn't look like I'll get to tonight, either.

Be right back...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

There's Your Trouble...

"Senator Clinton is claiming basically the entire eight years of the Clinton presidency as her own, except for the stuff that didn't work out, in which case she says she has nothing to do with it," [Barack Hussein]Obama said in an ABC News interview.

According to the article from which I pulled that quote, Mrs. Bill Clinton is slipping in the polls.

But we didn't need the article, or even the poll results to know that... All we have to do is watch Mrs. Bill Clinton's behavior, and read her press releases.

Her Husband can't seem to understand why the Press doesn't report about her experience and her public life, but he isn't concerned enough about it to release the records of her activities in the White House when he was President...

He is, however, willing to talk about himself on her behalf at any opportunity...

One of her biggest financial supporters was indicted today by a Federal Grand Jury...

She saw fit to attack her leading rival for the Democrat Nomination over something he wrote when he was five...

Democrat Candidates for other offices around the Nation have begun to voice their concern for their own chances at winning election if she is the Democrat standard bearer in '08...

Despite undeniable U.S. success in the War in Iraq, she still refuses to apologize for voting to approve it (a stance which is sure to anger the Democrat Base...)

But her supporters can't seem to figure out why she would be slipping in popularity.

Don't the American People know how smart she is?

Don't they know what she will make the Taxpayer (whoever THAT is...) do for them?

Don't they know how important Socialist Healthcare is?

Oh, wait... HERE'S why!

"[Mrs. Bill]Clinton is running for president in a sexist culture that persists in seeing strong, capable women as suspect. " says Newsday.com.

"It's not that voters and her opponents think Clinton's experienced and competent, and they don't like or trust her. It's that they think she's experienced and competent and that's why they don't like or trust her."

She's not only a woman oppressed by a sexist culture, she's OVERQUALIFIED!

Keep thinking that, Dems...

Oh, how I want her to get the Democrat Nomination!

Please, please, PLEASE let her run!

It IS her turn, after all...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

New Partner...

I have set up a Blog for Caleb (known henceforth on the Blogosphere as "Milkmonster.")

If anyone is interested, they can find it at http://calebscorner-milkmonster.blogspot.com/ , Or "Caleb's Corner".

Needless to say, Comment Moderation is enabled there (he will read it someday...) but leave a comment anyway. I'll post it unless it is un-postable. (We all know how to behave...)

There will be news and photos for all those who are interested in Milkmonster's progress and growth, and when he is old enough, he will take it over and run it himself.

If I have the patience and time, and if he shows interest in maintaining it, I believe that it will be an interesting project.

I am writing it as if he is writing it himself, (yeah, I know it's cheesy...) but his mom and I can post for him, and I hope that eventually it really will be him posting.

It's his Blog, so it will be all about him until he takes it in a different direction.

Check it out!

Friday, November 23, 2007

To Catch A Tugboatcapn...

My Wife's Aunt Cathy and her five year old daughter Amy came to visit with us for Thanksgiving, and they are staying through the weekend to help Xena with the baby.

(Which has made Xena very happy.)

Last night, I was entertaining Amy by sitting with her at the computer and visiting the various websites that she likes to play around on. One of these was TyGirls.com.

Now TyGirls.com has a free tour type deal, for which you have to enter the free secret code on the homepage.

Okay.

After we played the three or four games available there, Amy wanted to log in and play around on the password protected side of the website. She didn't have her own account, so we decided to call her sister, and get her username and password.

Piece of cake, right?

Her sister hesitated for a moment, and then told me that "I don't want you playing around on that account, because I use that password for everything."

And she wouldn't tell me her password.

She's TEN.

And I respesct that. She is absolutely entitled to her own password and privacy. I will never ask her again for anything like that.

But now we still can't get into the website.

So, I said to myself, "Self... We will just set up an account of our own, and then we can play around on TyGirls.com any time we feel like it!"

Okay, here we go...

Username: Tugboatcapn

Password: {Password}

Email: tugsemail@domain.com

So far, so good.

Zipcode, State, First Name...

Date of Birth: 05/26/1966...

Age: ... Uhnm... Forty One...

(Select One:) O Male O Female

Wait just a long-eared minute!!!

What in the world am I doing!?!?

Chris Hansen will be knocking on the door any second if I do this!

I had to cease and desist on setting up my own account at TyGirls.com.

I wish that we lived in a world where I could do things like this and no one would ever accuse me of something that I cannot imagine doing.

I wish we lived in a world where a five or ten year old girl did not have to worry about keeping her password a secret.

I wish that we lived in a world where there wasn't a monster lurking around every corner, within every website, behind every keystroke, bent on perverting, damaging and destroying our children...

But we don't.

So we have to be careful, and not just for our children's sake, but for our own as well.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

As everyone with a public school education knows, the first Thanksgiving was when the Pilgrims held a feast to thank the Indians for helping them not to starve, and for giving them the continent of North America (which the Indians weren't really using anyway,) upon which this great Nation was built.

Right?

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

"Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

"And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

"Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789." - George Washington

This was the first official Presidential Proclamation issued in the United States.

I'd say we were off to a very good start.

Happy Thanksgiving, folks!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Adventure Continues...

In the late nineties I took a couple of years off from driving trucks, and got a job working as a "Utility Man" in a manufacturing plant making fifty-five gallon oil drums.

I was one of about three people in the whole plant who was qualified to run every piece of equipment there, so if the Welder Operator didn't show up for work, I ran the Welder that day. If the Paint Booth Operator laid out, I ran the Paint Booth.

If everyone showed up, I worked on the loading dock loading trucks.

There was a rollerstrip that came off of the end of the assembly line conveyor belt, and I and one other man would get into the trailer and pick the drums up by hand, and stack them in the trailer, three high, and four across.

A 53' van trailer holds 318 fifty-five gallon drums, and we would load four or five trailers per day.

And at the end of a whole week of that, I was not as tired as I have been these last few days.

We brought the Baby home on Friday Afternoon, and my Mom and Dad, my Wife's Dad, My Wife's Aunt Betty, and my Brother-in-law were all waiting for us when we got here.

They cooked and cleaned, they brought us stuff, they changed diapers, rocked, burped, dressed and undressed the Baby, and offered advice, tricks and tips, and congratulations. (Which was great!)

And then they went home.

And Caleb woke up.

And nobody has slept since... Not here, anyway.

No, I'm exagerating... We sleep in fifteen or twenty minute stretches, two or three times in a given twenty-four hour period, so it isn't like we aren't getting ANY sleep...

And he is a pretty easy baby. If he's crying, check his diaper... No, scratch that. Don't waste time checking it, just go change it. It's dirty.

If he's still crying, make sure he's fed and burped, then swaddle him, give him a pacifier and rock him.

Piece of cake.

But the more tired I get, the more I begin to second guess that formula... (Could he be too hot/cold?... Is it too noisy/quiet/bright/dark in here?... Does he want his Mama/Grandma/Uncle/Aunt/Nurse?... Does he need Tylenol/Benadryl/Vaseline/Desitin Cream/Morphine/Heroin?)

But I'm overthinking it.

Diaper, fed, burp, swaddle, pacifier, rock, sleep.

Every time.

If only his Mama were so easy to take care of...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

My Replacement Is Here!

Meet Caleb.

At the time of this photo, he was about two minutes old.

He's seven pounds, twenty inches long, and perfect.
He is happy, healthy, and beautiful.
He looks like his Mama, and he looks like me.

And he looks like himself.

He was born on Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, at 18:26, by C-Section, after a long, hard night and day of Labor.

But now he is here, and everyone is very happy. Mom is doing great (though VERY tired), and Dad is completely overwhelmed.

There is so much to teach him, so much to show him... And so much to learn from him...
And I can't wait...
Rejoice with me!!

(Now, look at the pictures, while I cry...)













Monday, November 05, 2007

Temporarily Out Of The Office...

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ready Or Not!!!

"WOW, EIGHT DAYS TO GO!!!" Said Trader Rick...

Uh, yeah...I should have updated that by now.

Actually, it's FIVE days to go.

I haven't talked about the pregnancy very much here, because frankly when I think about it I get so overwhelmed that I cannot put my thoughts and feelings into words.

First off, let me say that I have never been more proud of anything or anyone in my life than I have been of my wife these past few months.

This has not been easy for her. We had a false start last October, and losing that pregnancy was very hard on her emotionally. When we were sure that this one was going to be successful, she was so happy that she could hardly contain herself...

And at the same time very sad.

Her Mother passed away in May of '04 at age 52, and this would have been her first Grandchild.

She has missed her Mother so very much. There are certain things that a pregnant woman desperately needs to talk to her Mother about, and try as they might, no one else can quite fill that roll.

Another thing that my Wife has done that has absolutely made her my Hero is that she started working in June for Florida Virtual School, teaching Geometry on-line from home, and she still has not missed a day of work. (Even though she is LITERALLY nine months pregnant.)

Now, granted, she does not have to stand in front of a classroom crowded with America's children all day, but the workload is pretty heavy.

She has not complained at all.

And then there is the matter of the Gestational Diabetes. For the past few weeks, she has had to inject herself with Insulin three times a day, and has kept a detailed journal of her blood sugar levels, but she has it under control, and by all accounts, the baby is fine despite the problems she has had.

Last week the Doctor told her that she has gained a total of three pounds over her pre-pregnancy weight, and the baby weighed 7.3 pounds... She's absolutely beautiful. She is carrying the baby all out front. She's round, she's firm, she's fully packed.

Until this coming Tuesday. That's Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, D-DAY.

Because of the Sugar problem, the Doctor decided that we shouldn't wait for the baby to make the decision, especially since he apparently is like his Daddy, and is in no hurry to get the project started, from what we can tell.

So labor will be induced on Tuesday, November 6th, at 8:00 am.

And sometime later that day, my Wife will become Mommy to Mr. Caleb Michael [boatcapn].

And I will be Daddy, for the first time, at the ripe old age of forty-one.

Unless I die of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon.

Please pray for us.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Here's some candy for your ears.

(That's a GREAT costume, by the way... Scared me half to death!)



In my opinion, this (especially this version from season two...) is one of the coolest pieces of music ever.

Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2007

John Edwards For President!!

From the Concord Monitor Online...

Edwards plans big for presidency
Candidate: $acrifice must be priority, too...
(Cool! We Americans LOVE sacrifice!)

John Edward$ $ay$ if he's elected pre$ident, he'll in$titute a New Deal-like $uite of program$ to fight poverty and $tem growing wealth di$parity. To do it, he said, he'll a$k many American$ to make $acrifice$, like paying higher taxe$.

Edward$, a former (1 two-year term) Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government $hould underwrite univer$al pre-kindergarten, create matching $aving$ account$ for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new $ection 8 hou$ing voucher$ for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."

"It i$ central to what I want to do a$ pre$ident to do $omething about economic inequality. I do not believe it i$ okay for the United $tate$ of America to have 37 million people living in poverty," he $aid in a meeting with Monitor reporter$ and editor$ this week. "And I think we need, de$perately need, a pre$ident who will $ay that to America and call on American$ to $how their character."

Hey, Idiot... When are Americans going to demand a president who will call on America's POOR to show their character, and stop making choices and engaging in behavior in their OWN lives that lead to poverty?

Why is anyone still listening to this dolt?

The people of North Carolina were so impressed with how much he accomplished for them in the Senate, that after only two years, they decided that his work was done, and released him from further service as their Senator so that he could pursue bigger and better ambulanc... er... bigger and better things.

"I think if we want to fund the thing$ that I think are important to $hare in pro$perity, then people who have done well in this country, including me, have more of a re$pon$ibility to give back," he $aid. Later, he added: "There are no free meal$."

Oooooh, yes, there ARE!!

Like other Democrat$, Edward$ named hi$ top three prioritie$ a$ ending the war in Iraq, enacting univer$al health care and overhauling the American energy $ystem. "Tho$e are three thing$ in$tantly I would do," he $aid.

INSTANTLY. He would INSTANTLY do those three things.

He would then use the remaining seven years, eleven months, twenty-nine days, twenty-three hours, fifty-nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds of his presidency to give every American, (except you, there...) free pre-kindergarten, a free college education, free Section 8 housing vouchers, a chicken in every pot, and HUGE PECTORAL MUSCLES.

All at taxpayer expense, of course.

No, wait! At the expense of RICH taxpayers. (You know, all those Americans who have spare money lying around that they are not using, and probably wouldn't miss anyway.)

(Like, well, like John Edwards!)

I have a question...

When are these Democrats going to stop dragging their feet, and promise the American People what we REALLY want?

We want a Million Dollars.

Apiece.

It's as realistic as all of the other stuff they are promising...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Democrat Plan For Your Paycheck...

Copied and pasted directly from the Committee On Ways And Means Republicans Website...

Press Release

Memo: McCrery on "Mother of All Tax Hikes"
October 25, 2007
By Ways and Means Republican Press Office

MEMO
RE: “Mother of All Tax Hikes” Bill
TO: Republican Members, Republican Staff
FROM: Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Jim McCrery

My Friends,

At a bipartisan Ways and Means caucus last night, Chairman Rangel outlined his long-awaited “Mother of All Tax Hikes” legislation. The basics of the package are simple: This is the largest individual income tax increase in history.

The bill will add a 4% surtax on Americans earning more than $150,000 a year ($200,000 for couples). That is on top of the scheduled expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. So, under Democrats’ plan, over the next few years, the individual income top tax rate in the United States will rise from 35% to 44%. By way of comparison, the other 29 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries – basically other developed nations - have an average top marginal tax rate of 35.7%. In fact, only five OECD countries would have higher top marginal tax rates in 2011 than the United States if the Democrats’ bill is enacted.

This crushingly high tax rate will affect approximately 10 million taxpayers directly - including those who report business income, like small business owners and farmers - but the damage will ripple throughout our economy. Because small businesses and family farms often pay their income taxes as individuals, this is a massive tax hike on the engine that drives job growth in this country.

In addition, the surtax is on adjusted gross income, not taxable income. This sounds like a technical issue, but it means that Rangel’s bill will erode the value of a series of tax deductions – including for mortgage interest, charitable giving, medical expenses, state and local taxes, and the standard deduction. And, because the surtax kicks in at $150,000 for individuals and $200,000 for couples, the bill creates a monster of a marriage penalty.

Chairman Rangel will claim that these tax increases go to provide tax cuts to 90 million Americans, but he is selling pure snake-oil. Many if not most of those taxpayers are getting a purely imaginary “tax cut.” Some of them are the roughly 20 million people that Republicans shielded with the Alternative Minimum Tax patch. Millions more are people who have benefited from the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, and only get “tax cuts” if you assume that the 10% bracket, marriage penalty, and $1,000 per child tax credit will expire. Others, like single people who will now be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, are getting a tax refund from the government even though they don’t actually pay income taxes.

It will take time to analyze this bill and sort through the data, but we know from the start that the 90 million figure is pure hokum. In fact, before you know it more taxpayers may wind up paying higher taxes – and fewer paying less - under Rangel’s plan than they did last year.
Which brings us to the larger fallacy of the Democrats’ “paygo” system. There is no need to “pay for” protecting taxpayers from a massive AMT tax hike. The government never meant for the AMT to affect middle-class Americans, and we have a responsibility to make sure it doesn’t. By arguing that preventing this tax increase requires us to raise taxes elsewhere, Democrats are trying to lock Congress into a system where we are guaranteed to raise taxes by $3.5 trillion over ten years.

That’s right. $3.5 trillion. The baseline that the Democrats are using for “paygo” includes revenue from an “un-patched” AMT and from the tax increases that occur when the 2001 and 2003 tax laws expire after 2010. Together they total $3.5 trillion over ten years. If we play by the Democrats “paygo” rules, that is the size of the tax increase we are imposing on the American people. That will hurt our nation’s competitiveness and cost us American jobs. The Rangel bill is the first step down a road none of us want to follow, and I urge you to oppose it strongly.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Marketing Worked!

I WANT ONE!


The Dyson Root 6...

I don't care if it works or not. It's a Vacuum Cleaner that looks like a Machine Gun.

And for a measley $149.95, it's too good to pass up!

Go get one NOW!

(If this doesn't appeal to whatever is manly in you, I don't know what would...)

Friday, October 19, 2007

American Democrats Come Out In Favor Of Genocide...

From the New York Times...

Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote

Support for a House resolution condemning as genocide the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 continued to weaken today as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who only days ago vowed to bring the measure to the floor of the House, signaled that she may be changing her mind. [ about Genocide.]

Worried about antagonizing Turkish leaders, House members from both parties have been withdrawing their support from the resolution [ against Genocide], which had been backed by the Democratic leadership [ but is no longer being backed by them... A CLEAR sign of Democrat support for Genocide. ]

The measure [condemning Genocide]’s prospects were weakened further today when Representative John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who [aparently likes the idea of Genocide, and] heads the Appropriations subcommittee on military matters, spoke out against it. [ Expressing his support for Genocide.]

“What happened nearly 100 years ago was terrible,” said Mr. Murtha, who has urged the speaker not to bring up the resolution [condemning Genocide] for a vote. “I don’t know whether it was a massacre or a genocide, but that is beside the point. The point is, we have to deal with today’s world.”

Even Left-leaning Bloggers are coming out to show their support for Genocide.

"It was only a couple million people, no big deal. The Jews should shut up about their holocaust too since it's been over 60 years." - toad734

Absolutely dispicable...

How do these people live with themselves?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Representing The Views Of His Constituents...

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Representative Pete Stark-D, Ca.




And National Policy, by which we all will have to abide, is DAILY being created by him, and others like him, based on this type of blind hatred and rage.

They should make this guy into a Reality TV Show.

He should have Cameras and Microphones on him 24/7/365.

Let's get that Liberal Agenda, and the attitudes that it is based upon right on out there, for everyone to plainly see!

Thank you, Rep. Stark!

Today you did a service to your Country.

The Communists Are Under My Bed?!?

A discussion over at Mark's place reminded me of this, so I looked the tired old thing up again.

I am posting it simply for the purpose of discussion.

Whle I do not believe that the United States has become a Communist Country (in the strict sense of the word), we do have a healthy dose of Communist, or at least Communistic policies firmly in place, and anyone who opposes the expansion of those types of policies is roundly demonized and villified as hating the poor, wanting to starve children, wanting to deny people life saving health-care, and so on.

So here it is:

The Ten Planks of the Communist Party

In the early 1960's during the days of the "former" Soviet Union, Russian Premier Nikita Kruschev pounded his shoe on the podium of the United Nations and shouted to the West, "We will bury you!" Fearing an invasion from the Reds, America proceeded to build the most awesome military machine in history. Unfortunately, we forgot to guard our political homefront from being taken over by socialist - communist - liberal activists who would gain office and destroy American law by process of gradually installing the Communist agenda within our legal system and separate branches of government.

The Communist program from the start has been one which sees their revolution of 1917 successful only upon total domination of the world. (See Brain Washing, A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psycho-politics)

Americans, being the most naive people among the nations, now believe that Communism is dead because the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain have been removed. The ironic truth is that Communism has just switched names to become more "politically correct".

Today it is called international democracy.

The reason that the Berlin Wall came crashing down is not because Communism is dead but because they have achieved the planned agenda to communize the West, including America.

Washington D.C. has indeed become part of the New World Order of atheist governments. With the last vestiges of Christian law having been removed from "American government" over the last twenty years, there is no longer a threat of resistance against world Communism.

In reality, "American government" became part of the Iron Curtain, thus there was no more need for the likes of a Berlin Wall.

Once again, in their foolishness, the American public has believed the lies of their "leaders" who applaud "the fall of Communism", while they have sold out the country to anti-Christian, anti-American statutes and regulations on the federal, state, and local levels.

Posted below is a comparison of the original ten planks of the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in 1848, along with the American adopted counterpart of each of the planks.

The American people have truly been "buried in Communism" by their own politicians of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

One other thing to remember: Karl Marx was stating in the Communist Manifesto that these planks will test whether a country has become communist or not.

If they are all in effect and in force the country IS communist. Communism, but by any other name...??


1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land Management.


2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.


Misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State "income" taxes. We call it "paying your fair share".

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

We call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

We call in government seizures, tax liens, Public "law" 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of "terrorists" and those who speak out or write against the "government" (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

We call it the Federal Reserve which is a credit/debt system nationally organized by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.

We call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) madated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver's licenses and Department of Transportation regulations.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

We call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Evironmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two "income" family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

We call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public "law" 89-136.

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

People are being taxed to support what we call "public" schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based "Education".

Click here to learn how it all came about and here to see if YOU are a practicing Communist.

SOURCE: http://www.wealth4freedom.com

There you have it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anatomy Of An Ass Kicking...

"The United States has alienated its allies, dismayed its friends and inadvertently gratified its enemies by proclaiming a confused and disturbing strategy." - Jimmy Carter

From the New York Times Dot Com...

October 17, 2007
Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote
By CARL HULSE

Worried about antagonizing Turkish leaders, House members from both parties have begun to withdraw their support from a resolution supported by the Democratic leadership that would condemn as genocide the mass killings of Armenians nearly a century ago.

Almost a dozen lawmakers had shifted against the measure over the last 24 hours, accelerating a sudden exodus that has cast deep doubt over the measure’s prospects.

Some representatives made clear that they were heeding warnings from the White House, which has called the measure dangerously provocative, and from the Turkish government, which has said House passage would prompt Turkey to reconsider its ties to the United States, including logistical support for the Iraq war.

Until today, the resolution appeared to be on a path to House passage, with strong support from the House speaker,
Nancy Pelosi of California.

It was approved last week by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But this evening, a group of senior House Democrats had made it known they were planning to ask the leadership to drop plans for a vote on the measure.

The Democrats have clearly bitten off more than they, even with their sizable mouths, can chew here.

I still believe that the supporters of this idiocy should be imprisoned and charged with the crime of Treason. ( Whether they intended to alienate one of our allies by this or not is irrelevant. If I run over a child with my truck while groping for my cell phone in the floor, I am still responsible for the results of my actions, whether I intended to kill a child or not.)

There should be consequences for stupidity, even if you are a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

ESPECIALLY if you are the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Nancy Pelosi is third in line for the Presidency of the United States, behind the Vice President.

She has responsibilities beyond what is politically benificial to her particular political party.

But she does not conduct herself as if this is the case.

She sees herself as a Democrat Leader, not a servant of ALL of the people.

She, at least, should be removed from her position as Speaker of the House.

This whole attempt by her, and the rest of her party to disrupt the Supply Lines to our troops on the feild of battle is disgusting (at best,) and criminal (at least.)

If any of you who may read this will not join me in condemning this action, and calling for the punishment of those involved, then don't you EVER AGAIN tell me that you support the troops.

You DON'T.

(Hat tip to Mike from Mike's America for the Jimmy Carter quote.)

Monday, October 15, 2007

This Should Not Go Unpunished!

NOW can we charge them with Treason?

If not, what more would they have to do?

Would they have to actually GO to Turkey and Iraq, and blow up bridges ahead of U.S. Supply Convoys?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Musical Interlude...



The Ventures...

I never get tired of this song.

My dad used to play it on his guitar when I was barely old enough to walk, and it was one of the first pieces of music that I learned to play when I started playing guitar.

In this video, it looks like the guitarists are standing on giant marsh-mallows (and are afraid they will fall off).

Enjoy!

(BTW - Hat tip to Lone Ranger, who got me started looking for stuff like this on YouTube. Thanks!)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

(Republican) For President!!

From the Washington Post...

Bartlett Unleashed: On Flip-Flops, a "Dud" and the Guy With the Funny Name

"One of President Bush's closest advisers has a brutally candid analysis of the Republican nomination battle: Fred Thompson is the campaign's "biggest dud," Mitt Romney has "a real problem in the South" because people will not vote for a Mormon, Mike Huckabee's last name is too hick and John McCain could end up repeating 2000 by winning New Hampshire but losing the nomination."

I did not watch the Republican Debate this afternoon. I generally do not watch Party Primary Debates anyway.

Primary Debates are for people who want a "sampler platter" from which they can choose a neat little package for which to vote.

I pay close enough attention to the entire political landscape to know which candidates most nearly represent my views, and from there I rationally determine which of those candidates is the most electable, and the most likely to defeat the Sociali... uhmn, Democrat against whom he or she will be running in the General Election.

So far I like Fred Thompson, Rudy Giulliani, and Mitt Romney all about equally. They each have their strengths and their weaknesses, but any of them (in my mind) would be about as good as the other, and ANY of them would be better than Hillary (who is, without a doubt, going to be the Democrat Candidate for President in '08, regardless of qualifications.)

I will NEVER, NOT EVER vote for John McCain for ANY elected office, not even dog catcher, because (A) I don't think he has ever READ, much less understood the Constitution, (2) He is far too interested in what the Media thinks of him personally, and lastly but not leastly, he is old enough to remember when dirt was new, and has already been in Washington FAR too long.

Go home already. You've done enough damage, Mr. McCain.

Fred Thompson is the candidate that I WANT to like, but so far, he hasn't SAID anything. I like the way he talks, he looks presidential, and if he can handle the job, I believe that he could be a very impressive president. He claims to be conservative enough for me, and I believe that he would be able to effectively handle the attacks from the Left-leaning Media, and would not allow himself to be abused by them the way that George W. Bush has.

But at this point, it appears that he takes this whole situation as some sort of game, or perhaps as a part in a play or a movie for which he is auditioning, and at that against other actors whom he does not take as serious competition for the part.

He needs to tighten up.

I also like Mike Hickabee, on the surface. Still not 100% sure about his electability. He may very well be the best man for the job, but If he can't beat Hillary, we'd be better off to run someone with whom we don't completely agree, who can.

He still has work to do.

The overthinkers who pontificate about the Republican Feild seem to think that since I live in the South, I would never vote for a Mormon. They say that I would never SAY that this is the reason that I would not vote for Romney, but that I would instead claim that I refuse to vote for him because he "flip-flops" on the issues.

The truth is that I would as soon have a Mormon President as a Catholic, or a Methodist, or even a Baptist, and would RATHER have one than a Godless Liberal. (And would MUCH RATHER have a Mormon than a RELIGIOUS LIBERAL.)

Romney has given me no reason to not vote for him.

Of all of the candidates running for the Republican nomination, Rudolph Giulliani has most effectively proven himself qualified for the nation's highest office. When he was Mayor of New York City, he changed the place from a rat-hole by anyone's standards back to a place that people could be proud to say they were from. He presided with authority over the worst tragedy our nation has ever faced, literally from ground zero.

I have no doubt that he would take National Security and the War on Terror seriously.

I'm not too sure about his views about the Second Ammendment.

But, when questioned about Constitutional issues, I've never heard him give a wrong answer. I have no doubt that he knows and understands what is and is not Constitutional, and that he is not afraid to take a stand, even an unpopular one, if he feels that he (and by extension, WE) should.

That's a LEADER.

I like him.

Ron Paul... On some issues, he's dead-on. On others, he's a nut-ball.

If I want a nut-ball (on ANY issue) in the White House, I'll vote Democrat.

My hot-button issues have nothing to do with Religion, Abortion, or Socialized anything. I'll take care of my own Health Insurance, thank you, my Religion is my own business and I will extend to you the same courtesy, and Conservatives do not abort their children. (So, if the other side wants to self-eliminate, I will not stand in their way. They will answer to God for their sins, same as me.)

When it comes time to cast my vote in the primaries, I will vote for the most economically conservative, strongest on National Security and Border Security candidate that I believe can win the National Election.

And when the '08 Presidential Election rolls around, I will vote against the Democrat candidate, and pray for God to bless my Nation.

(Whatever that means.)

And I could not care less what any talking head says about any of the Republican candidates. (Not even a talking head who used to work for the President.)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Life Happens...

It's been a busy couple of weeks.

I quit my job last week, and have become a partial partner in a brand new trucking company. I have spent this week hauling loads, and setting up accounts at the various rock and sand mines in the area. I went on my first ever sales call last week, and not only got the contract, but got keys to the gate (so that we can deliver 27/7), and got the business at a higher freight rate than I was being paid working with the old company.

The down side is that it might be a couple of weeks before I get a paycheck. The up side is that (once the money starts to roll in) I will keep more of the money that I generate. (A LOT more.)

It's gonna be good.

I took a late load last night to an asphault plant near Tampa, and didn't get back to the yard until about 9:30, and on the way home (in my car) I was rear-ended by a 16 year-old girl on her way home from soccer practice.

She was aparently multi-tasking, sending very important text-messages with her phone while driving.

No one was seriously hurt, but my beloved Nissan Sentra is toast.

The back bumper, trunk and gas tank are packed up under it so tightly that the rear wheels will no longer roll.

I am as sore as a boil, but otherwise okay.

I took today off (my policy is to take a day off every time I total a car...), and took it easy, but tommorrow it is back to the grind.

Hey, check out my new Baby Ticker in the sidebar!

As Lorena Bobbitt said, it won't be long now!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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(But not THIS sick...)

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You Know How We Republicans LOOOOVE Slogans...

I found this at Those Shirts.com...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Bringing The Troops Home...

A warrior for God has been called home.

From Coral Ridge Ministries...

DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY DIES:

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., (September 5,2007) — Founder and Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Succumbs to Complications from Cardiac Arrest.

Dr. D. James Kennedy, founder and senior pastor for 48 years of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep at approximately 2:15 a.m. at his home with his wife and daughter by his bedside, following complications from a cardiac event last December.

He was 76.

Dr. Kennedy was a voice of Truth for many, many years, and as far as I can tell, his theology was spot-on.

He will be sorely missed, but we must rejoice for him because he is now basking in the Glory of God's reward, and enjoying the treasures that he laid up in Heaven.

His Earthly battles are over.

Manipulating Ignorance, The Favorite Pass-Time Of Democrats

"With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed... " Abraham Lincoln

From the International Herald Tribune...

Democrats make pre-emptive strike on Iraq reports
(That means that the reports are GOOD for America.)

WASHINGTON: Leading Democrats on Sunday preemptively assailed the expected findings on Iraq due this week from the top U.S. general in Iraq as "dead, flat wrong" and said that President George W. Bush's calls for continued patience there would simply extend an "unconscionable" and "completely unacceptable" policy.

The pointed comments from the Democrats, including Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a presidential hopeful, and Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, seemed designed to undercut the impact of the much-awaited reports from General David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad.

"This president has no plan how to win and/or how to leave," said Biden, before whose committee Petraeus and Crocker will testify on Tuesday. He said that Bush was putting American troops "into the middle of a civil war to maintain the status quo," adding, "that is unconscionable, and he's wrong."

But Republicans laid down their own markers. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that the troop increase was "undeniably working" and that "the only way we're going to lose this war is to have politicians in Washington undercut the surge."

Rather than withdrawing, he said on Fox, "Now's the time to pour it on."

Let me ask you a question.

Would you rather the United States WIN the War in Iraq, or LOSE it?

Do you have any doubt what the Democrats are trying to do here?

Is it working?

Are you willing to let them do it?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Michael Moore: "I've Run Out Of Ideas."

Michael Moore had ideas?

From Brietbart.com...

Moore takes parting shot at Bush in rockstar flick.

Filmmaker Michael Moore on Saturday predicted a landslide victory for the Democrats in the 2008 presidential election, but is taking no chances, rallying US liberals in his latest documentary.

"The potential for a (Democratic) landslide is enormous. People do not want to vote for the Republicans," he told reporters at the Toronto film festival premiere of his "Captain Mike Across America."

"The United States is a liberal country," he insisted.

"The majority of Americans are liberal. They hate that word and they'll never use it, but if you ask them, 'Do you think women should be paid the same as men; do you think that we need assault weapons laws; do you think the minimum wage should be raised' ... the majority of Americans take a liberal position on every issue, except capital punishment."

But voters were simply not presented with a strong-enough Democratic candidate in Kerry, he said. "They don't want to go into a polling booth and vote for a weenie for president."


Really?

Ask me those questions. Never mind, I'll ask myself.

Tug, do you think that women should be paid the same as men?

Tug: "Absolutely. My Wife makes more money than I do, and she doesn't work as many hours. I think that this is very unfair. Never mind that she invested in a college educataion for herself, she shouldn't be paid more than a man, no matter what."

"Actually, I believe that excellence should be rewarded, even at the expense of mediocrity. Sex does not enter into the equasion."

Tug, do you think that we need assault weapons laws?

Tug: "Absolutely. I believe that each and every American Citizen over the age of 18 should be required to own an assault weapon, and a supply of amunition. Those of us who can afford that type of thing should be allowed to own BlackHawk Helicopters, Tanks, and even Battleships and Aircraft Carriers. The purpose of the Second Ammendment is not to permit us to protect ourselves from one another, nor to allow us to hunt game, it is to allow us to protect our Freedom from oppressive Government.

"So if the Government can have a Nuclear Weapon, then I should be allowed to own one as well. Any governmental restriction on my ability to do so is a violation of my Constitutional Rights."

Tug, Do you believe that the Minimum Wage should be raised?

Tug: "Absolutely. I think it should be $250.00 per hour. (And time and a half for overtime.) America's Teenagers need extra money in order to pay the high tuition costs for College, which have been caused by Government loans and Pell Grants. The more Teenagers who can pay their own way through school on their own, the less Government money they will need. (Look into who it is that actually works for Minimum Wage.) "

Are these "Liberal" positions, in the modern sense of the word?

But then again, this was Michael Moore, and as far as I can tell, he has only ever had two ideas in his life.

1.) Tear down America.

2.) Tear down President Bush.

So, if he is indeed out of ideas now, that is a good thing.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Brilliant!



God makes some women beautiful so that they will not starve to death.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In Your Face, Defeatocrats!!

From The Guardian Unlimited... (Tomorrow's issue, no less...)

Bush: There will be no pullout from Iraq while I'm president...

President George Bush sought to buy more time for his Iraq "surge" strategy yesterday by making a risky comparison for the first time with the bloodshed and chaos that followed the US pullout from Vietnam.

Making it clear he will resist congressional pressure next month for an early withdrawal, he signalled that US troops, whom he hailed as the "greatest force for human liberation the world has ever known", will be in Iraq as long as he is president. He also said the consequences of leaving "without getting the job done would be devastating", and "the enemy would follow us home".

The speech was aimed primarily at what White House officials privately describe as the "Defeatocrats", the Democratic congressmen trying to push Mr Bush into an early withdrawal. The issue is set to come to a head next month when the US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, gives a progress report to Congress.

Gen Petraeus is expected to say that the surge has produced military successes but that there has only been limited progress on the political front.

Let's see here...

The Military campaign has produced success, but there is only limited progress on the political front?

Could it be that the way to win wars is to send in your Military, and have them kill people and break things until the bad guys stop shooting back?

The time for diplomacy and politics comes after the war has been won or lost.

Politics has never in the history of armed conflict won a war.

Stick to your guns, President Bush.

Those of us who love our country are still behind you.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

At Last! The Culprit Is Discovered!

Achtung!!

From Der Speigel...

Norway's Moose Population in Trouble for Belching

"The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of methane a year -- equivalent to the CO2 output resulting from a 13,000 kilometer car journey."

I KNEW that human beings had very little to do with Global Warming...

The Scandinavians are on the trail of it, however...

"Norway has some 120,000 moose but an estimated 35,000 are expected to be killed in this year's moose hunting season, which starts on September 25, Norwegian newspaper VG reported."

Let's just hope that the Anthropogenic Global Warming Zealots do not decide to use this method of controling Global Warming themselves...

Are Hummers bullet proof?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Life Is Good...

I realized today that I have done very little to explain the long break in my posting last month, so if any of you are interested, I'll tell you a little about what is going on.

My Wife and I have relocated.

With the new baby coming in November, the old house was just a little too rustic for our changing requirements, so we have forsaken the privacy and freedom of a rural existence in favor of the luxury and convenience of suburbia.

For the first time in my adult life, I now live in a house which was actually constructed right where it sits, rather than being manufactured in a factory. I still park the truck at the other place, but the palacial 800 square-foot doublewide now sits empty. We have moved in to a modest 2200 square-foot 3/2/2 stucco w/pool and spacious Florida room on 1 acre (+/-) lot in [CENSORED], a deed restricted community. Minutes from schools and shopping and whatnot.

The baby is very active, so the Wife stays tired most of the time. Sometimes after she goes to sleep at night, I put my hand on her belly and feel him kicking, swimming, practicing his mixed martial arts drills, or whatever it is he does in there.

We went to the local big-box store and created our baby registry on Sunday. I found a little khaki ball cap about as big around as the bottom of a mayonaise jar for $1.99. It looked exactly like the ones that I wear constantly. I scanned it in, and at that moment it hit me that I really am going to raise a little boy who will want a hat like the one that Daddy wears, and a truck like the one that Daddy drives, and a guitar like the one that Daddy plays.

And I think that's pretty cool.

I have been working a lot of hours lately, but I love my job, so I guess it's okay. I had a short day today (12 hours...) and I hopped into the pool as soon as I got home. The Wife and I splashed each other, floated on our pool noodles and generally played like children for about an hour and a half. She then cooked chicken fingers and mac and cheese for dinner.

If anyone had told me when I was five that when I grew up, I would work all day and then splash around in the pool as long as I wanted, and then get to eat chicken fingers and mac and cheese, and that I could even mix my Ketchup and Mustard together no matter what it looks like, I would have said "Nuh-uhhh! Grown-ups don't get to do things like that!"

But we do.

And it makes us just as happy as we thought it would.

God has blessed my Wife and me in every way I can imagine, and He would be displeased with me if I did not enjoy myself among these blessings.

Life is not easy, but it is good.

And that is wonderful.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Wipe Out!

My Wife and I were watching this on TV when it happened.


This has to be one of the most amazing things I have ever see. When he loses the board, you want to run out there and try to catch him.

You can watch him working the problem in his head on the way down... Can't reach the top of the ramp... Going to fall... Okay... Get the feet down... Tuck the arms in... Try to minimize the damage... IMPACT!... Glad my socks were clean...

I wonder if I would be able to keep my head like that...

He walked away, though, with bruising to his lungs and liver and a broken wrist, but otherwise unhurt, and it occurs to me that he will be more famous for the fall than he would have been if he had perfectly done whatever he was planning to do.

I love the X-Games...

Bonds Hits Number 755!

Whoop tee flippin' doo.

What would the record be if Hank Aaron had done the amount of steroids that Bonds has done?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Change Of Heart...

Okay.

The Libs finally got to me. I have been converted.

I no longer support the War.

Now what?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thoughts On Talking Donkeys, Talking Elephants, And Talking Dogs...

Did you watch the CNN-YouBoob Democrat Debate the other night?

Me neither.

I was amazed that the potential candidates for the most powerful position in the world are frightened to appear on the Fox News Network and spew their talking points before an actual newsman, so they chose instead to go to CNN and answer questions from snowmen, sock puppets, and animated cartoon characters.

It appears that the gavels of power are indeed in the hands of America's children.

While listening to the ensuing coverage of this nonsense in the days since, I have been reminded of a story that I heard a long time ago, but has stuck with me...

The story tells of a man who saw a classified ad in the newspaper which read: "FOR SALE: Talking dog, 10 years old, $10.00. Call (telephone number.)"

The man was intrigued, so he dialed the number and asked if the ad was for real.

"It is", replied the voice on the other end. "Come on by and check him out."

So the man drove to the house where the supposed talking dog was being offered for sale, and knocked on the door.

He was invited inside, and offered an opportunity to talk to the dog before he made his decision.

After exchanging pleasantries with the dog (who could indeed talk, and very well...) he asked the dog how he learned to talk.

"Well," the dog began, "when I was a puppy, I was trained as a seeing-eye dog and assigned to a sweet old blind woman who lived in New York City. She believed that I could learn to talk, and spent several years patiently working with me. I finally got the hang of it."

"Where is she now?" the man asked.

"She was killed in the World Trade Center Bombings on 9/11. I managed to dig myself out of the rubble, and began searching for her, but I never found her."

"That's so sad!" said the man, almost in tears.

"Yes... I was, however able to save the lives of seventy-four survivors who were trapped in the rubble. Because I could talk, I was able to direct rescuers to the exact spot where people were buried, and even comfort the victims while they waited for help to arrive.

"After that, I joined the Army, and went to Afghanistan to fight in the War on Terror. I was able to learn the language over there, and move among the Taliban Fighters, learn their secrets and plans, and report them to the American Forces. I pulled two tours of duty, and was given the Congressional Medal of Honor."

"Amazing!" exclaimed the man. "How did you come to live down here in Florida?"

"Well, by this time, I had faced death so many times, and done so much during my short life, that I began to wonder what it would be like to be a regular old dog, and live with a normal family as their pet. I ran away, made my way down to Florida and retired, so to speak. "

The man turned to the man who was selling the dog. "That's the most amazing story I have ever heard! I'll take the dog. I have one question, however..."

"Okay," replied the seller. "Shoot..."

"Why would anyone in their right mind sell such an incredible dog for only ten Dollars?"




"BECAUSE HE'S A BIG FAT LIAR!!"



It doesn't matter whether you are listening to the first potential female President, the first potential black President, or a talking dog...

You'd best be sure that you understand exactly what is being said, and whether or not you can rely on it before you decide to buy anything.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Obama and Elders - The Art Of Masturbating Above The Neck...

WARNING - EXPLICIT CONTENT!!

From CBS Snooze dot com...

Study: Ritalin Stunts Growth
Research Shows That After 3 Years On ADHD Medication, Kids Are Shorter And Lighter Than Peers

After three years on the ADHD drug Ritalin, kids are about an inch shorter and 4.4 pounds lighter than their peers, a major U.S. study shows.

The symptoms of childhood ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) usually get dramatically better soon after kids start taking stimulant drugs. But this benefit may come with a cost, says James Swanson, Ph.D., director of the Child Development Center at the University of California, Irvine.

"Yes, there is a growth-suppression effect with stimulant ADHD medications," Swanson tells WebMD. "It is going to occur at the age of treatment, and over three years it will accumulate."

So, aparently Americans are faced with an important choice...

We can either raise short little shrimpy children who pay attention, or normal sized monsters who behave like wild animals.

Or, maybe there is a third option, a plan which would not only keep school-aged children calm and focused, but would have the added benifit of cutting the profits of the Big Pharmaceuticals Corporations who manufacture the Drugs which keep our children subdued so that they do not drive us crazy... And the visionary who has formulated this plan is none other than Barak Obama.

Last Tuesday, Obama told Planned Parenthood:
"I remember him (Alan Keyes) using this in his campaign against me, saying, "Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergarteners... And -- you know, which, I didn't know what to tell him. But it's the right thing to do. You know, to -- to provide age-appropriate sex education, science based sex education in the schools."

Which then prompted none other than Joycelyn Elders out of her hole to announce:
"I agree with Mr. Obama to the full capacity. I feel that we should have age-appropriate, scientifically based evidence, sex education taught in schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade."

She went on to proclaim:
"To teach them that there are certain places on the bodies nobody is to touch. If they do, they should tell somebody, and if somebody is touching them in ways that makes them feel uncomfortable, you know, so much more sex goes on above the neck than it does below the waist."

Which brings to mind an earlier quote from Elders regarding what she and others believe "science based sex education" to be:
"In regard to masturbation, I think that that is something that is a part of human sexuality, and it is a part of something that perhaps should be taught."

It's so simple!

Don't drug your Kindergarteners... Teach them to masturbate!

That ought to keep them busy, as well as focused, for years!

We could teach them from the Starr Report, and that way they will not only learn what sexual practices will not prevent them from serving as President, but they will also learn the Politically Correct uses for Tobacco Products, and the importance of making sure that they clean up their own messes.

And, if they get the hang of that "above the neck" part, we could cut sexual activity below the waist in half!

Brilliant!

What would we do without these wise and enlightened Democrats to solve these problems for us?...

Now all we need to complete this plan is a Universal Eyeglasses Program.

They're going to need them...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Nightmare!

For the Left, that is...

Have they started killing themselves yet?

No?

Well don't worry... When the magnitude of what is about to happen finally sets in, there will be much weeping and wailing, and gnashing of teeth among the Democrats...

I mean, think about it...

PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY!!

And from what they are going to do to President Bush, the proceedure could take MONTHS!

But there is a bright side for the Bush Haters out there...

With Cheney holding the reins of power, the Troops will be coming home a whole lot sooner...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Back To Normal...

Sorry for the extended period of inactivity...

Xena, Sydney and I are finally settled into the new house, and are developing a new routine. We have internet, cable and phone service up and running, so you can probably expect regular Blog Posts again starting tonight.

Just wanted to post a little update.

I will provide a more thorough explaination later, with pictures of the house and what-not.

Thanks for checking by!

See you later!

- TUG

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day!


Everyone please stand, place your right hand over your heart, and say it out loud with me...
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Now, that felt good, didn't it?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Be An Environmentalist! Buy A Hummer!

Rush mentioned this article today on his show... (transcript here...)

From The Recorder Online...

March 7, 2007
Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage
By Chris Demorro

"The Toyota Prius has become the flagship car for those in our society so environmentally conscious that they are willing to spend a premium to show the world how much they care. Unfortunately for them, their ultimate ‘green car’ is the source of some of the worst pollution in North America; it takes more combined energy per Prius to produce than a Hummer...

"Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted at a plant in Sudbury, Ontario. This plant has caused so much environmental damage to the surrounding environment that NASA has used the ‘dead zone’ around the plant to test moon rovers. The area around the plant is devoid of any life for miles...

Dubbed the Superstack, the plague-factory has spread sulfur dioxide across northern Ontario, becoming every environmentalist’s nightmare..."

Read the whole article. It's very enlightening.

It goes on to explain that the Prius will not last long enough for you to EVER realize any savings on Gasoline because with a projected 100,000 mile lifespan, you will never offset the added cost of a Hybrid over a conventional internal-combustion engine powered car.

What they leave out of the story is the fact that a used car that has already been built causes absolutely no additional incidental Environmental damage. When you objectively look at pure economics, it is way cheaper and more Environmentally sound to buy and drive a four year old Cadillac than to buy a new Prius. (Not to mention a lot more comfortable.)

(Use your heads, people...)

Do you really want to preserve the Environment?

Are you really interested in the discovery of Alternative Energy Sources and a reduction of our dependence on Foriegn Oil, and Fossil Fuels?

Then Use Oil.

Burn Gasoline. As much as you can, as often as you can.

As a matter of fact, stop reading this right now, and just go drive around the block for an hour or two. (In the biggest, longest, most comfortable Gas-Hog you can find.)

The sooner all the Oil is all gone and there is absolutely no more Gasoline to be had anywhere in the World, the sooner the Alternatives will appear.

And that is the only way it will ever happen.

Attempts at Conservation only prolong our misery, and postpone the inevitable.

So if you are really serious about saving the Environment from the Evils of Fossil Fuels, do your part to get rid of them, once and for all.

It's the least you can do!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Quick Question...

Is there a way that the American People could Impeach the whole Government?

Just askin'...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

From Each According To His Means, To Each According To Political Advantage...

From Ya-Hoooooooo Hoo Hoo!! News...

We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says

(Socialist) Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.

The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an ownership society really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor.

"I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none." (Except for her, and the other Socialist Elites who know what is best for you.)

Okay, first of all, how many of you believe that in a "we're all in this together" society, that Hillary Rodham Rodham will be "in it" with YOU?

And second, her spelling is off. It isn't an "ON your own" society that seeks to abolish, it is an "OWN your own" society.

Hillary Clinton does not believe that YOU have any right to what you earn. She does not believe that you have any right to be as rich as she and John Edwards are, and she has announced her intention to prevent you from ever having the chance to get that way.

But I haven't noticed her giving her own money away, or Edwards either for that matter.

She wants to give YOUR money away.

Have you ever had a friend, brother, brother-in-law, etc, who was perpetually down on his luck and never had any money, but out of the goodness of your heart, you decided to loan him a thousand dollars, let him sleep on your couch, help him buy a car... whatever?

Most all of us have...

Now... Did it end well? Or were you eventually put into a position in which you were forced make a decision to either treat him cruelly and throw him out into the cold, or let him drag you into the poor-house with him?

Which did you choose? Which WOULD you choose?

Hillary Clinton wants to make charity from YOUR wallet National Policy, and on a much larger scale than the already failing Socialist Security Program or the obscene, inneffective and immoral "War on Poverty."

And her mention of "fairness" and "the free market" within the context of her ideaology makes about as much sense as a screen door on a Submarime. (But then again, even THAT would at least keep the fish out...)

It's laughable.

She is perhaps the most dangerous person in America...

No, I take that back.

The people who are stupid enough to even consider voting for her for ANY Elected Office are the most dangerous people in America.

She is just ridiculous.

But then again, maybe a season or two in the National Hell she would create in America, should she ever be given any real power, is exactly what America needs right now.

It would sour all thinking Americans on anything that even slightly smells of Socialism for centuries...

More on this later... Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We Love Love Bugs!!

Because they've got GUTS!

This is about a 2 1/2 hour accumulation.

I have to clean my windshield four times a day, and even then I have to look around, between and through them in order to see where I am going.

You should see my grille and front bumper...

Plecia nearctica, or "Love Bugs."

The popular explanation for these instruments of Satan is that they were created in a laboratory at the University of Florida for the purpose of ruining Automobile Paint.

(Oh, I forgot to tell you... Their innards contain a type of acid which, if left on your car for more than about twenty-four hours, eats into paint to the metal underneath, and causes deep pits in chrome.)

(The front end of my Wife's old car that we traded in last December looked like it had been sand-blasted.)

The University of Florida says that they came from Louisiana.

But where ever they came from, they end up all over your car (or truck, as the case may be.)

If you are familiar with these pests, then you feel my pain, and I am sorry for you as well... The best advice I can give you is to put a Quarter in a jar every time you clean your windshield during their two swarming periods each year, and you will have enough money to repaint your car, send your kids to College (out of State), and feed a small African Village for about 100 years.

If you are not, then count yourself lucky. Pray that you never do become familiar with them.

Trust me, you wouldn't like them.