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MUSINGS ABOUT FLORIDA FOOTBALL, LIFE ON THE NEW PLANTATION, GEOCACHING, A SOCIOPATH'S ATTEMPTS TO LIVE IN A WORLD HE DID NOT MAKE, UPDATES ON THE CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAMIC INFIDELS AND ANECDOTES FROM MY PAST... PROUD MEMBER OF THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. AND NOW AS AN ADDED FEATURE--WATCHDOG OVER THE CORRUPT TREASONOUS OBAMA REGIME.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
REALLY CLOSE NOW
It is 32 degrees in Urbana , Indiana and 57 (+25) in Palm Harbor, Florida, at 6:27 a.m. Patrick got up with me and went back to bed with Junior. Beav is on the couch watching TV. Beat Junior again at table tennis. Junior started extensive work on the plumbing in the basement last night-ripped out all the old supply lines from the well. FROM THE OLD INBOX:
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a
shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the
newspaper you are misinformed.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress ...
But then I repeat myself.
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul.
***George Bernard Shaw (So true!!!!!)
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man,
which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
***G Gordon Liddy
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
***James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people
in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
***Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and
car keys to teenage boys.
***P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors
to live at the expense of everybody else.
***Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
***Ronald Reagan (1986)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free!
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money
as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
***Voltaire (1764) (Oh yes)
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics
won't take an interest in you!
***Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in
***Mark Twain (1866 )
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite
at one end and no responsibility at the other.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
taxidermist leaves the skin.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill
the world with fools.
***Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
***Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
WHERE'D THAT DAY GO?
It is 9:16 a.m. and 38 .5 degrees out. Huge storm last night. Patrick and Junior are asleep in his room. Thirty degrees warmer in Palm Harobor with thunderstorms as well... Junior and I christened the Ping Pong table yesterday, and I beat him two straight matches. It all came back in a flood of lost memories and remewed technique. Later he had a gang of rowdies over for beer Pong.
AT FIVE MINUTES AND
YEAR, THE TIME AND DATE WILL BE:
04:05:06 07/08/09. AFTER FOUR AM ON THE 8th OF JULY OF THIS
FROM THE INBOX:
THIS WILL GIVE YOU CHILLS:
AFTER A FEW OF THE USUAL SUNDAY EVENING HYMNS,
THE CHURCH'S PASTOR SLOWLY STOOD UP,
WALKED OVER TO THE PULPIT AND,
BEFORE HE GAVE HIS SERMON FOR THE EVENING,
HE BRIEFLY INTRODUCED A GUEST MINISTER
WHO WAS IN THE SERVICE THAT EVENING.
IN THE INTRODUCTION, THE PASTOR TOLD THE
CONGREGATION THAT THE GUEST MINISTER WAS
ONE OF HIS DEAREST CHILDHOOD FRIENDS AND
THAT HE WANTED HIM TO HAVE A FEW MOMENTS
TO GREET THE CHURCH AND SHARE WHATEVER
HE FELT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE SERVICE..
WITH THAT, AN ELDERLY MAN STEPPED UP TO THE
PULPIT AND BEGAN TO SPEAK.
'A FATHER, HIS SON, AND A FRIEND OF HIS SON WERE
SAILING OFF THE PACIFIC COAST,' HE BEGAN.
'WHEN A FAST APPROACHING STORM BLOCKED ANY
ATTEMPT TO GET BACK TO THE SHORE.
THE WAVES WERE SO HIGH, THAT EVEN THOUGH THE
FATHER WAS AN EXPERIENCED SAILOR, HE COULD NOT
KEEP THE BOAT UPRIGHT AND THE THREE WERE SWEPT
INTO THE OCEAN AS THE BOAT CAPSIZED.'
THE OLD MAN HESITATED FOR A MOMENT,
MAKING EYE CONTACT WITH TWO TEENAGERS WHO WERE,
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SERVICE BEGAN,
LOOKING SOMEWHAT INTERESTED IN HIS STORY.
THE AGED MINISTER CONTINUED WITH HIS STORY,
'GRABBING A RESCUE LINE, THE FATHER HAD TO MAKE THE
MOST EXCRUCIATING DECISION OF HIS LIFE: TO WHICH BOY
WOULD HE THROW THE OTHER END OF THE LIFE LINE.
HE ONLY HAD SECONDS TO MAKE THE DECISION.
THE FATHER KNEW THAT HIS SON WAS A CHRISTIAN AND
HE, ALSO, KNEW THAT HIS SON'S FRIEND WAS NOT.
THE AGONY OF HIS DECISION COULD NOT BE MATCHED BY
THE TORRENT OF WAVES.
AS THE FATHER YELLED OUT, 'I LOVE YOU, SON!'
HE THREW OUT THE LIFE LINE TO HIS SON'S FRIEND.
BY THE TIME THE FATHER HAD PULLED THE FRIEND BACK
TO THE CAPSIZED BOAT, HIS SON HAD DISAPPEARED BENEATH
THE RAGING SWELLS INTO THE BLACK OF NIGHT.
HIS BODY WAS NEVER RECOVERED.
BY THIS TIME, THE TWO TEENAGERS WERE SITTING UP
STRAIGHT IN THE PEW, ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THE NEXT
WORDS TO COME OUT OF THE OLD MINISTER'S MOUTH.
'THE FATHER,' HE CONTINUED, 'KNEW HIS SON WOULD
STEP INTO ETERNITY WITH JESUS AND HE COULD NOT
BEAR THE THOUGHT OF HIS SON'S FRIEND STEPPING INTO
AN ETERNITY WITHOUT JESUS.. THEREFORE, HE SACRIFICED
HIS SON TO SAVE THE SON'S FRIEND. '
HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT HE SHOULD DO THE
SAME FOR US.. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER SACRIFICED HIS ONLY
BEGOTTEN SON THAT WE COULD BE SAVED. I URGE YOU TO
ACCEPT HIS OFFER TO RESCUE YOU AND TAKE A HOLD OF THE
LIFE LINE HE IS THROWING OUT TO YOU IN THIS SERVICE.'
WITH THAT, THE OLD MAN TURNED AND SAT BACK DOWN IN
HIS CHAIR AS SILENCE FILLED THE ROOM.
THE PASTOR AGAIN WALKED SLOWLY TO THE PULPIT AND
DELIVERED A BRIEF SERMON WITH AN INVITATION AT THE
END. HOWEVER, NO ONE RESPONDED TO THE APPEAL.
WITHIN MINUTES AFTER THE SERVICE ENDED, THE TWO
TEENAGERS WERE AT THE OLD MAN'S SIDE.
'THAT WAS A NICE STORY,' POLITELY STATED ONE OF
THEM,'BUT I DON'T THINK IT WAS VERY REALISTIC FOR A
FATHER TO GIVE UP HIS ONLY SON'S LIFE IN HOPES THAT
THE OTHER BOY WOULD BECOME A CHRISTIAN..'
'WELL, YOU'VE GOT A POINT THERE,' THE OLD MAN REPLIED,
GLANCING DOWN AT HIS WORN BIBLE. A BIG SMILE BROADENED
HIS NARROW FACE. HE ONCE AGAIN LOOKED UP AT THE BOYS
AND SAID, 'IT SURE ISN'T VERY REALISTIC, IS IT? BUT,
I'M STANDING HERE TODAY TO TELL YOU THAT STORY GIVES
ME A GLIMPSE OF WHAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE FOR GOD
TO GIVE UP HIS SON FOR ME.
I WAS THAT FATHER AND YOUR PASTOR IS MY SON'S FRIEND.'
Take 60 seconds & give this a shot.
Let's see if Satan can stop this one!
All you do is simply:
1) Say this small prayer for the person who sent you this,
Father, God bless this E-mail sender in whatever it is
you know he or she may be needing this day!
2) Then send it on. Within
hours, you will have been prayed for, and you caused
multitudes of people to pray to God for other people.
Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your
life for doing the thing that you know he loves.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
isn't and die to find out there is.
Friday, March 27, 2009
R U KIDDING ME?
FROM THE INBOX: THE
For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"
THEBEST Put Down LINE EVER
General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?
The radio went silent and the interview ended.
#1861--4 DAYS TO GO
It is 32 degrees in Huntington, Ind. and 66 degrees in Palm Harbor, Fla. Patrick got up with me and promptly went to bed with somebody somewher. I count two bodies, one on each couch, under the quilts downstairs. Junior is asleep up here in his room. There are two pickups in the lane. Beave and the other guy, they drank some beer and watched a movie last night while I was indisposed. This is the Day the Lord made. The absense of Pain feels so good!!
Here it comes folks, but I guess we knew it was coming! Plse keep this moving, to everyone, all states.
Ammunition Accountability Legislation
It has already started...
Ammunition Accountability Legislation
Remember how Obama said that he wasn't going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!
The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.
Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded...
Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round
If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!
This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!
To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to: