Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rafael Ramos: R.I.P.

In spite of my thinking regarding Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I shed tears watching the funeral service for Rafael Ramos.   I watched the whole thing and it was heartbreaking...especially the videos/photos of his wife and sons.   Truly heartbreaking!   This is insanity!   When will America learn its' lesson about gun violence in this country!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Santa Claus caught on camera!!!

It truly was a Merry Christmas for one young boy who hit the jackpot when he caught Santa Claus in action! The curious 7-year-old, named Evan, caught old St. Nick dropping off gifts under his tree with the help of his older brother’s video camera.

Full story here!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Terry!

I miss you.   I love you and I'll never forget you.   What happened to you forever changed my outlook on life!

Friday, December 5, 2014

I CAN'T BREATHE!!!

"Court records show that within the past two years, three men sued Daniel Pantaleo — the officer seen wrapping his arm around Garner's neck — over allegedly unlawful, racially motivated arrests. Garner was black.

In the first lawsuit, settled by the city in January, two black men accused Pantaleo and other officers of arresting them without cause and subjecting them to a "humiliating and unlawful strip search" on the street in which they were ordered to "pull their pants and underwear down, squat and cough." The men said they were held overnight on charges that were ultimately dismissed.

In a second lawsuit, a man accused Pantaleo and other officers of misrepresenting facts in a police report and other documents to substantiate charges that also were dismissed.

The president of the city's largest police union called Pantaleo's reassignment an unwarranted, knee-jerk decision."

Source: The Huffington Post

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Awesomeness in the Turks & Caicos!

There are so many awesome things about traveling that I wish everyone in this world could have a chance to experience!   A big part of that traveling experience can be about the people that you get to meet.   Our latest venture to Turks & Caicos (Blue Haven Resort), confirmed what I believe to be true…so many of us in this world have a great deal in common or we have amazing stories to share with the world…or BOTH!   So here are some of the folks that we met.

The Romanians:
There was the young couple from Romania (didn’t get their names) who escaped communist Romania and fled to Germany (well after the wall came down).   They told us of the hardships that they endured and how they were treated and housed in many different German locations…but they were free!   Eventually they were sponsored by their Uncle and were allowed to immigrate to the United States!   Their story was amazing!   They were traveling (on vacation) with their 6 month old son!   In Turks & Caicos with a 6 month old!   The kid was awesome.   Not a peep out of him in all the fancy restaurants!

The Honeymooners!
Then there were the Houston newlyweds, Billy & Holly…married for 5 days!   Their original plans were to honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) but hurricane Odile screwed that up!   So at the last minute…they signed up for Turks & Caicos.   They were awesome too!   Just good, wonderful young people.   We first met them on the resort’s beach and it was instant good vibes.   And…he’s a fan of Crown Royal…which just so happens to be our kid’s new favorite beverage of choice!   The honeymooners don’t know it…but they haven’t seen the last of us.   Just good kids and we wish all the best for them!

The Ladies from Vancouver!
And finally...our new found buddies from Vancouver!   We booked a half day “snorkeling/conch” cruise with “Caicos Dream Tours”.   That’s where we met these two outgoing and fun-loving ladies (Rosemary & Christa)!   “Ms. Rosey” invited us to her home and insisted that we take an Alaskan cruise…originating from Vancouver (her home town). She even said she would pick us up from the airport in Vancover!   And…she invited us to stay with her in her two bedroom condo!   (She may not know this…but we’re going to take her up on this invite)!!!

To us, this is just one of the greatest things about travel.   It’s so much about the people you get to meet from all walks of life and from all over the world and then you quickly realize that we all have so much in common!   Just good people!   Oh…and the beach was awesome too!

Traveling is an awesome experience!   It has ALWAYS been an awesome experience for us!   It’s time to figure out where we’re going next and the wonderful people we may get a chance to meet!   My best friend is trying to talk us into joining him and the Mrs. on a QM2 trans-Atlantic crossing from South Hampton, England to New York!   We may just take him up on it!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ferguson...Shoot to Kill!

"Officer Wilson fired 12 rounds, including two from the car and 10 more down the street, where Mr. Brown sustained at least six more wounds, including at his forehead and the top of his head, which suggested that his body was bent forward at the waist.

Mr. Brown’s body was about 153 feet east of Officer Wilson’s car. Mr. Brown’s blood was about 25 feet east of his body. This evidence supports statements that Mr. Brown continued to move closer to the officer after being hit by an initial string of bullets."

Source: New York Times
C'mon...you had to fire twelve shots and shoot this kid 6 times over some f*ckin' Cigarillos...AND he was 153 feet away from you!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why/How(?) the Democrats Lost the Midterms!

Needless to say, I'm deeply saddened by the results...but I'm not surprised.   I've long held the belief that the American electorate is stupid uniformed.   It's a sad fact that just over 36% of the electorate turned out to vote and I believe the majority of those that did were older Rethuglicans.   Add to that that the majority of eligible voters don't even know which party controls the Senate or the House!   Just unbelievable.   And...to add icing to the cake...of the 14 countries surveyed by over 11,000 respondents, only the people of Italy proved to be more ignorant than Americans!!!   Need more info...just check below!

The turnout statistic Republicans hate most!
General election voter turnout for the 2014 midterms was the lowest it’s been in any election cycle since World War II, according to early projections by the United States Election Project.

"Just 36.4 percent of the voting-eligible population cast ballots as of last Tuesday, continuing a steady decline in midterm voter participation that has spanned several decades. The results are dismal, but not surprising – participation has been dropping since the 1964 election, when voter turnout was at nearly 49 percent.

The last time voter turnout was so low during a midterm cycle was in 1942, when only 33.9 percent of eligible voters cast ballots."

More details at The Washington Post.

More than half of Americans don't know which party controls the House and the Senate!
A study of 1416 American adults conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the following:

  • Asked which party has the most members in the House of Representatives, 38 percent said they knew the Republicans are the majority, but 17 percent responded the Democrats, and 44 percent reported that they did not know (up from 27 percent who said they did not know in 2011).
  • Asked which party controls the Senate, 38 percent correctly said the Democrats, 20 percent said the Republicans, and 42 percent said they did not know (also up from 27 percent who said they did not know in 2011).
  • Little more than a third of respondents (36 percent) could name all three branches of the U.S. government, just as many (35 percent) could not name a single one.
I'm just dumfounded but too many Americans are just f*cking dumb when it comes to the BASICS of their government!

Who's more ignorant than Americans?
Ipsos MORI’s new global survey highlights how wrong the public across 14 countries are about the basic make-up of their populations and the scale of key social issues.

Looking across the full set of questions and how each country responded, we can identify a clear pattern in how close to reality the public in each country are. The image below shows that the country with the best understanding of these population characteristics and social issues is Sweden – and the country with the least accurate view is Italy.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

ZERO!!!   What a sad fact!   via... 8fact.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Can't wait 'til January 21st 2016!

I never thought I'd think this way...but I'm looking forward to the end of Barack Obama's presidency.   Why?   Because I'm so sick and tired of him being beaten up and blamed for everything that doesn't sit well with the right wing ignorant Americans.   I'm sick of it!

I'm sick of all the talk about taking back America!   Taking it back from who?   Taking it back to where?   Then there's all the criticism about the President's policies!   But they never mention the exact policies that they are criticizing!   It's all the generalities exaxcerbated by FOX news!

President Obama stepped into a bag of sh*t left at the front door of the White House upon Dubya's departure!   Here is what this man has accomplished (in spite of Mitch McConnell declaring that his primary mission was to make President Obama a one term President)!:

  • Avoided a full depression!
  • Kept alive the American auto industry!
  • Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Dubya did in eight years (with Mitch McConnell's wife as Secretary of Labor)!
  • Has the current unemployment rate below 6%!
  • Has the Dow Jones above 17,000!   It has increased 121% since President Obama took office!   (I know a whole lotta folks are still hurtin' but there are a whole lotta folks with 401k's smilin'!)
  • Got Osama Bin Laden!
  • Has provided for the lowest increase in health care cost in the last 50 years because of the Affordable Care Act!
  • Has reduced the federal budget deficit from 9.8% of GDP in Fiscal Year 2009 under Bush, to 2.9% of GDP in FY 2014.   We're talking over ONE TRILLION dollars!
  • Led the country to 64 consecutive months of economic expansion, eclipsing Saint Reagan’s record, by far.
  • Has dragged us out of Dubya's wars that cost the taxpayers trillions of dollars!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg!   If you need more just GOGGLE "Obama Accomplishments"!

But then again here are those "policies" (facts?) that the right wing wackos just can't get over:

  • President Obama got rid of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell)   Gays in the military!   OUCH!
  • President Obama supports same sex marriage!
  • President Obama was born in Kenya!
  • President Obama can't verify his birth certificate! (Just ask Donald Trump!)
  • ...and last, but not least...President Obama is a NIGGER!!!
This country does not deserve him and I'm counting down to 2016.   After that...this place can go to hell in a hand basket!   I really don't give a sh*t anymore!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vote!!!

The thought that the Republicans might take the Senate tonight and Mitch McConnell becoming the U.S. Senate Majority Leader makes me want to throw up!   If this happens...it confirms my belief that far too many Americans are "ignant"...and they shouldn't be allowed to vote!

I'm going to be drinking a whole "lotta" rum to get me thru the night!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christians Can Raise the Dead!

Just can't make this sh*t up!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

This Call is Being Recorded.   Press 2 for Spanish.

I've had worse scenarios...especially with all the "off-shore" call centers!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Congress versus the Rest of Us!

Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 Million-Plus!
"Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates. The median net worth for the 530 current lawmakers who were in Congress as of the May filing deadline was $1,008,767 — an increase from the previous year when it was $966,000."

"Members of Congress have long been far wealthier than the typical American, but the fact that now a majority of members — albeit just a hair over 50 percent — are millionaires represents a watershed moment at a time when lawmakers are debating issues like unemployment benefits, food stamps and the minimum wage, which affect people with far fewer resources, as well as considering an overhaul of the tax code."

SOURCE: Open Secrets

Saturday, October 11, 2014

More from Teabagistan!

I forgot! President Blackenstein is from Kenya!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rock the Vote!

There's a whole lot at stake on November 4th!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

This is Sad!

We had our grandson with us the other night.   We had on the local TV news network!   The coverage?   Murder!   Killings!   Hong Kong riots!   ISIS/ISL!   Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey!

He looked at us and said..."I don't like this".   We asked why?   He said...because this is sad!   He is 5 years old!!!

Where Angels Play!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lesson #2 - The "Coalition"
       The U.S. & Arab Coalition Against ISIS/ISL!

OK...so yeah...we got The Brits and France and a few others (even Belgium & Denmark...no less) to go after the ISIS/ISL be-heading crazies.   But guess who's also joining this coalition?   Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and a few other Middle East Potentates!   It just so happens that these folks are also reportedly the biggest funders of ISIS/ISL but they are supposedly our allies against ISIS/ISL!

Saudi Arabia:
A Sunni nation that ascribes to Sharia Law and is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving.   According to the Human Rights Watch Organization, Saudi Arabia has beheaded at least 19 people since the beginning of August!   Yes!   BEHEADED!

Qatar:
Beheading remains legal here.   Most Qatari citizens are Sunni Muslims.   There are claims that some of the very richest Qatari folks are funding ISIS!

Kuwait:
“Everybody knows the money is going through Kuwait and that it’s coming from the Arab Gulf,” said Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “Kuwait’s banking system and its money changers have long been a huge problem because they are a major conduit for money to extremist groups in Syria and now Iraq.”

The majority of Kuwait's citizen population is Muslim.   It is estimated that 60%–70% are Sunni and 30%–40% are Shias.

Epilog:
People...if it's one thing I believe...I'm certain that we cannot bring social, cultural (much less religious) change/re-thinking to this part of the world!   Just ask Maureen Dowd!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lesson #1 - The Kurds!
        Turkey, Syria, Iraq & ISIS/ISL!

The Mideast 101:

I read a front page article in The New York Times today and my head is still spinning.   Let me try to make sense of… nevermind…let me to try and understand…because none of this makes any sense to me…but I’m just an ignorant American.   Let me try to sort this out…if for nothing else, just for my benefit!   Obviously this is going to require more in-depth research on my part (soon to follow)!

ISIS/ISL:
ISIS is the shorthand for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.   Or, if you prefer, you can use the term ISL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.   Levant?   WTF?   Check The Washington Post for additional details on who's who.   These are the religious wackos who be-head folks!   I think other mideast nations are also into be-heading people, but that's a whole 'nother subject!   Anyway…these folks are supposedly extreme Sunni militants?   I think they’re Sunni militants?   No?   Wasn't Saddam Hussein (aka...WMD) a Sunni"   I need to dig into all of this.   ISIS/ISL has been battling Kurdish militants trying to defend a town named Kobani, a besieged area in Syria (on the Turkey/Syria border)?

The Kurds:
These folks live in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and a few other places in the Middle East.   Turkey is trying to prevent its Kurdish residents from entering into bordering Syria to help their Kurdish brethren fight ISIS/ISL.   Why?   Because the Kurdish folks in Turkey are considered “separatists” fighting against the Turkish regime?   In the mean time, Syrian Kurds are fleeing (by the thousands) into Turkey to escape the wacko ISIS/ISL folks!

Confused?   I am!

Here’s to add to the confusion!   Turkey is worried that the American efforts against ISIS/ISL will strengthen the position of the Syrian Kurds.   By the way, the Syrian Kurds maintain close ties to the Kurdish separatists in Turkey.   Oh…and by the way…the good ole US of A is allied with the Kurds in Iraq!

Still confused?   Did I mention Assad!   Go figure!   I’m determined to sort through this insanity!   I think religion may have something to do with this!   No?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

No Truth in "1400 Pennsylvania Avenue"!

...and 47% of the voting Americans thought she was worthy enough to be the Vice President of the United States!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

High on Religion...the "Opium of the Masses"!
Low on Education/Intelligence & Much More!

Let's Force ALL Immigrants to Convert to Christianity!
The above minute and a half video is too sick to even think about!

Below is an Introduction to EVEN more Religous WACHO Insane SH*T!

Let's behead somebody!!!
And then let's behead other folks who are innocent of all this Wacko Religious Sh*t!   And then lets do another innocent one!   And then another one!

Here is a link to the incredibly sick action/video depicting the result of James Foley's beheading (as captured in the above still photo).   Please be VERY aware that VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED! You must be at least 18 years or older to EVEN view the video...so that alone tells you something!    My decision to view this was to take a peek..."curiousity killed the cat"...but it is disgusting, repulsive and stomach churning!   How could any sane/educated (even a devoutly religious) person do this to another human being!   I just don't get it and I'm certain...I never will!   If you're offended by this link/video...please let me know and I'll take it down.

But then again...how could any sane/educated person (people) fly a jet-liner into a building!!!   Oh...my bad...I forgot about the 27 virgins!   Terrorism is a bitch...and IMHO...so is religion!   'Nuff said!   Pass the collection plate please!   Reverend Jones needs a new Cadillac!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hold Your Tongue!

Be careful of what you say and who you say it to…
I’ve always held on to the thought that “ if you don’t have anything good to say…don’t say anything at all!”   It’s probably why I have high blood pressure and consume at least 6 pills a day to combat this...not to mention the Rum (Bacardi Light) & Tonic (Schwepps please)!

My thoughts apply to so many people including my immediate loved ones, extended family and friends.   If I expressed what I really felt at any given moment (during one of our conversations), I’m sure I would have either offended them or I would be misunderstood…so I just shut (the f*ck) up!

I’m not looking for any empathy…but it’s a hell of a burden to carry.   I’m no saint…but I just wish more people would see it my way.

I’m not a big astrology buff…but did I mention I was born under the sign of Cancer?   Perhaps that explains it all?   Maybe?   Who knows!   I'm just sayin'!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Little Bit Racist - Part 2!

As I posted a few days ago, Nicholas Kristof did a N.Y. Times Op-Ed article entitled "Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist"?   He got an onslaught of comments/responses (some negative...see just a few below).

One response to his Op-Ed was...
“We can’t fix their problems.   It’s up to every black individual to stop the cycle of fatherless homes, stop the cycle of generations on welfare.”

Per Mr. Kristof:
"There was a deluge of such comments, some toxic, but let me try to address three principal arguments that I think prop up white delusion."

The three principle arguments were:
First, if blacks are poor or in prison, it’s all their fault.   “Blacks don’t get it,” Bruce tweeted.   “Choosing to be cool vs. getting good grades is a bad choice.   We all start from 0.”

But look at Asians, Mark protests on my Google Plus page: Vietnamese arrived in poverty — and are now school valedictorians.   Why can’t blacks be like that?

Look, the basic reason young black men are regarded with suspicion is that they’re disproportionately criminals.   The root problem isn’t racism.   It’s criminality.

His follow-up piece is titled..."Whites Just Don't Get It"   To see more and his responses to the above comments, check out his posting on the N.Y. Times.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Can we talk?"   R.I.P. Joan Rivers

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014)

"When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action. I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing 'Mr. Lonely.' I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyoncé’s. - Joan Rivers, from her 2013 book I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me.

I first saw a live Joan Rivers performance back in the mid-1960s in Dubuque, Iowa!   That's right, I said Dubuque, IOWA!   That's a whole 'nother story!   As usual, even in those early days she pushed the envelope and I'm not so sure how many of those mid-westerners appreciated her razor sharp tongue...but that was 50+ years ago.   I however was rolling on the floor!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Is Everyone A Little Bit Racist?

via an Op-Ed article in the N.Y. Times by Nicholas Kristof.
"Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.

But here’s what evidence does strongly suggest: Young black men in America suffer from widespread racism and stereotyping, by all society — including African-Americans themselves."

This Op-Ed article is a very interesting perspective and a "must read! Take the tests!   I did.   It was an eye opener!   Trust me!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Does Your 9 Year Old Know How to Use an UZI?

So much for the 2nd Amendment!   This dude (instructor) is dead!

United States Should Be 100% Protestant!   WTF?

From hate-monger Bryan Fisher!
"Diversity, as the first syllable in the word implies, divides.   It does not unify.   It fractures, debilitates, and diffuses.   Energy that could be harnessed through unity of purpose and values is frittered away.   America became the greatest nation the world has ever known - freer, stronger, more prosperous, more stable - for one reason: an unshakable commitment to common core values and standards.   That’s not diversity, that’s unity.   At the time of the founding, 99.8% of the population of our fledgling nation was Christian.   And 98.4% of the population was Protestant.   It is no exaggeration to say that the Protestant faith, particularly its moral values and its work ethic, made America what it became.   It was this common faith in Christianity and its Savior and our common adherence to a transcendent moral code that made America what it became.   Our strength was not found in our diversity but in our unity."

Ya just can't make this sh*t up!

Monday, August 25, 2014

R.I.P. Michael Brown

I don't know all the details.   I don't know the supposedly "alledged" crimes/misdemeanors that they claim you may have committed.   What I do know...is that you should have not been murdered and left to die in the streets for over four hours.   It just ain't right!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Romell!

You are the best!   Much love Mima & Dude!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

If your religion is...

Atheist TV!   Huh?

From their website...
"Atheist TV is a project of American Atheists, launched in 2014, to provide a counter-balance to the myriad of religious programming available on television. By partnering with content creators within the atheist community, AtheistTV is a place for atheists to find quality content that is not available elsewhere and goes where no one else has: into the living rooms of millions of Americans."

Sign me up!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams...R.I.P.

You were a genius!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Faith in Humanity!   WOW!

"People power has been used to free a man who became trapped between the platform and a train at a Perth station on Wednesday morning.

Scores of passengers, together with staff at Stirling station, managed to tilt the carriage so the man could free his leg which was wedged in the gap."

More details at Mail UK!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Texas Teabaggers!   You can't make this sh*t up!

6 minutes and it's worth every minute of it!   A must watch!
More reasons to stay away from Texas!   You just can't make this sh*t up!   And...what's up with the wacko "brotha" (aka...niggah)!   God help us!   I've always maintained that there are a lot of "ig'nant" folks in this country!   These folks shouldn't be allowed to vote.   Actually they need to be deported!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Years with President Barrack Obama!

But let's give equal time to the folks from Teabagistan!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mary Kay Pink Cadillac?   Circa 1959!

Spotted this beauty on Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami.

Cruisin' with my Peeps!

As part of our two week vacation to Key West and other parts of Florida, the Mrs. and I opted for a two-and-a-half day cruise to Nassau out of Miami.   Actually, Carnival advertises it as a 3 night, 4 day(?) cruise!   Given that this particular cruise departs from Miami at 4PM on Friday (we didn’t depart until about 7PM) and returns to Miami at 7AM on Monday…that’s two-and-a-half days by my count!

All in all, it was a relaxing and enjoyable journey.   One day (+) in Nassau and a day at sea on the return voyage.   Aside from that, what captured my attention more than anything else, were the "looks" of many of my fellow passengers (2,600+)!

My wife thinks I’m going to hell for these comments, but what I saw amazed me for two-and-a-half days.   It started from the moment we arrived at the pier in Miami.   My wife rolled her eyes at me every time I pointed out these things.   Pointed out what?   That’s what you’re probably thinking.   Well here goes.   These are my personal observations…and yes…I’m probably going to hell!

Store bought hair!

  • It was everywhere...EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Braids, wigs, extensions and more braids in every shape, size, color and length imaginable!   Mid-back or waist length were the lengths of choice.
  • There were enough braids, if tied end-to-end, could circle the world!
  • Everywhere I looked there were braids!   It was a braids onslaught!
Look…I don’t have anything against store bought hair…but when it screams store bought…that just sends me over the edge.   There was obviously so much store bought sh*t on this cruise that Chris Rock could have filmed a sequel here!

Gold!
For the women, it was the big (and I mean BIG) gold hoop earrings.   If not hoops, saucer size were just as fine.   For the men…I noticed a few gold teeth…maybe more than a few!

Fat (obese) folks!
I should talk!   Overweight…yes, obese no!   We’re talkin’ both men and women.   These were big people…people!   Somehow, many of the overweight women prefer to wear these ankle length jersey dresses, preferably in two or three sizes too small!   You get to see sh*t you don’t want to see.   Do they have magic mirrors at home?   Do they have any mirrors at home?

Tattoos…EVERYWHERE!
Neck (ugh), semi-exposed titties, arms, calves, backs, ankles, EVERYWHERE!   Did I mention the titties!

Yes!   I'm going to hell!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Internet Withdrawal Symptoms?

Got on a short (3 night) cruise.   WIFI was available for a PRICE!

  • 480 minutes for $159
  • 240 minutes for $89
  • 120 minutes for $59
  • 45 minutes for $29
  • Pay As You Go: $0.75/minute
75¢/minute!   Two hours access for about $30/hour!   Are you f*ckin' kidding me???   Now I am back in a hotel.   It ain't free... it's $9.75 a day.   That's a 24 hour day!   That's a bargain compared to the ship's prices!   I'm back online!   Welcome aboard!

Götze Scores the Winning Goal for Germany...

AND...Germany is Happy!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Louie Gohmert Proves That God Exists!

Background check below from rationalwiki.org:

"Louie Gohmert is a Republican Representative from Texas (first elected in 2004) and an accomplished idiot.   He continues Texas' long, well-deserved reputation of electing eminently stupid people to federal office.   He survives by hewing as far right as he can go in an already right-wing state, including jumping on the birther train in 2009 and the Tea Party movement in 2010.   Despite getting elected year after year, as a representative, nothing he says accomplishes anything beyond wasting time, his proposed bills go nowhere, and his role on every House committee is to be a big dumb waste of space."

"However, he's tolerated by the Tea Party movement because he's a reliable supporter of whatever their political position du jour is, including opposing Obamacare, taxes, gun control, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the American Jobs Act stimulus bill."

"What makes Gohmert remarkable isn't his run-of-the-mill Tea Party positions, but rather, that he defends them with incredibly stupid reasons.   Jesus hates taxes!   Gun control will lead to bestiality!   The American Jobs Act is an attack on marriage!   Obama talking to BP about the 2010 oil spill is just like Hitler!   Foreign aid to China will lead them to sell us food with cats and dogs in it!   Oil pipelines are good for wildlife!   Hate crimes legislation leads to necrophilia!"

Postscript: You just can't make this sh*t up!   Texans actually vote for this guy!!!

Sarah Palin: Impeach President Obama!

"Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president."   His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.'"

"Without borders, there is no nation, Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate.   This is his fundamental transformation of America.   It’s the only promise he has kept."

“President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here.   It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.”

"It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.   The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored.   If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is."

Source: Sarah Palin via Breitbart (another wacko)!
Thanks to John McCain for crawling under a rock and finding this slug!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

President Barack Obama’s Quilt???

My wife is a quilter.   As a matter of fact, I think she’s a damn good quilter!   She is contributing this quilt to be part of a blind auction for a local civic cause.

Usually, once she completes the cutting, piecing and sewing, she often sends her work out to a third party to add the “batting”, backing and machine quilting for the final result (short of the binding work).   This time…instead of sending the quilt, we decided to deliver it in person.

Over the course of years, our third party quilting “resource” has developed into a great friendship.   While we were at her shop, we were talking about our kids, retirement, possible vacation plans and an assortment of other topics.   At some point during our conversation, our quilting friend said how much she loves President Obama especially because of the Affordable Care Act!   We asked what was behind this love affair!

Both she and her husband are 64 years old and are self-employed entrepreneurs.

At 64, neither are yet eligible for Medicare and have not begun to collect Social Security.   They were paying $2000 per month for health insurance!   TWO GRAND per MONTH!!!   As entrepreneurs, health insurance was their second largest monthly expense.   Once they signed up for the Affordable Care Act (aka…Obamacare), their health insurance (for the EXACT same coverage) is now $500 a month!!!

They went from two grand per month to five hundred for the EXACT same coverage!!!   I encouraged them to write the White House!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mangoes!

The mango is a juicy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees, that are cultivated mostly for edible fruit.   The majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes.

These beauties are from my sister/brother-in-laws Florida backyard!   Go check out mango.org for other Mango goodness!

Sunset: Key West, Florida

Our stay was short but sweet...but how sweet it was!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July: Key West, Florida

A belated Happy July 4th!

KLM: "Adios Amigos"!   WTF?

This is now old news...but still...
What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands' dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.

Within minutes of the Netherlands' 2-1 victory over Mexico, KLM let loose on its Twitter feed a picture of an airport departures sign under the heading "Adios Amigos!"   Next to the word "Departures" is the image of a man with a moustache wearing a sombrero.   That Twitter posting has since been removed.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby:   WTF?

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees.

The 5-4 decision, in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby and one other company, marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the ObamaCare case, finding the contraceptive mandate in its current form "unlawful." The court's four liberal justices dissented.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday afternoon that the decision "jeopardizes the health of women who are employed by these companies," but said the administration would respect the ruling.

"We will work with Congress to make sure that any women affected by this decision will still have the same coverage of vital health services as everyone else," he said.   Earnest did not get into specifics, saying they are still assessing the decision and trying to determine which companies are affected.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ann Coulter: Soccer is Un-American!

Here's what Ms. Coulter had to say about the World Cup!
"I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade…or about the length of the average soccer game…so as not to offend anyone.   But enough is enough.   Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay."
"Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer.   In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls…all in front of a crowd.   When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate.   But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks."

"In soccer, the blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway.   There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised."  

"There's a reason perpetually alarmed women are called "soccer moms," not "football moms.   Liberal moms like soccer because it's a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys.   No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level."

"I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton."

"One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not "catching on" at all, is African-Americans. They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it."

"Soccer is like the metric system, which liberals also adore because it's European.   Naturally, the metric system emerged from the French Revolution, during the brief intervals when they weren't committing mass murder by guillotine."

"If more "Americans" are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law.   I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer.   One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time."

You can read her entire WACKO post here!

FOOTNOTE:
Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.   She rose to prominence in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton administration.
Well known for her unapologetic conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she presents and defends them, Coulter likes to "stir up the pot", and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do".

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dick(HEAD) Cheney...Even FOX News Agrees?


Holy sh*t...even FOX News is on board with this!!!   They ALL (DickHEAD, Rumsfield, and Dubya) should be dragged to the World Court!

I think she let him off easy (but I didn't see the whole interview).   He is a war monger and a war profiteer...nothing else!   Oh...and he is evil!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Dick(HEAD) Cheney...WAR CRIMINAL!!!


Per Mr. Dick(HEAD)...
"Our enemies no longer fear us.   Our allies no longer trust us.   Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, and 'engagement' with rogue regimes, have put America on a path of decline.   Threats to America’s security are on the rise.   Iran is marching towards a nuclear weapon.   Al Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safe havens across the Middle East, including in Iraq where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay behind agreement.   He has announced he intends to [do] the same in Afghanistan.   Syria has become the most dangerous training ground for Islamic terrorists since the attacks of 9/11."

My 2 cents...
WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)?   NO!   Halilburton?   Yes!
You, Rumsfield and Dubya ought to be charged with war crimes!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Judges Are Attacking Christianity!

As I've said on repeated occasions...you just can't make this sh*t up!

Paul Krugman - "Obama...Yes He Could"!!!

Mr Krugman has, on occasion, been critical of President Obama but here's his latest...

"Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama.   Why?   I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.

The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see on the Obama administration — and a lot of the reporting too — emphasizes the negative: the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on.   The accepted thing, it seems, is to portray Mr. Obama as floundering, his presidency as troubled if not failed.

But this is all wrong. You should judge leaders by their achievements, not their press, and in terms of policy substance Mr. Obama is having a seriously good year.   In fact, there’s a very good chance that 2014 will go down in the record books as one of those years when America took a major turn in the right direction."

Read the full article at the New York Times!