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Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Little Medical Humor

A little medical humor. If you get a smile, fine. If you don't like it, you can just kiss my #$#@$#%!

Morbid Strangers on Hiatus

Well, the Morbid Strangers played last night at the Split Rail bar in Linden. We were supposed to be celebrating a biker run, but I think the rain earlier in the day put a damper on that. Anyway, we're going on a bit of a hiatus, planning on working on some original tunes and doing some recording. We think we have a couple of Christmas parties for December so I'm hoping we'll get back into the swing of things then.







Saturday, September 26, 2009

P.S.

If the American president is getting enthusiastic applause at the U.N............SOMETHING IS DREADFULLY WRONG!

Barack Obama! Great American! NOT!

Well my good friend Lizzard, who is frequently wrong and misguided, but always passionate put up the following on his blog, proof that even a blind hog will pick up an acorn every now and then:

We have a very deceptive
President -- deceptive and dangerous.
You just spent $20,000,000 to move members/supporters of
Hamas, a terrorist organization, to the United States; housing, food, the whole enchilada.

HB
1388 PASSED

Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to
know....

Something happened.... H.R. 1388 was
passed, behind our backs. You may want to read about
it.. It wasn't mentioned on the news... just went by
on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer
dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA. This is the news that didn't make the
headlines...

Go HERE to read the rest.

I could not resist leaving a comment. Here it is:

Now now, Lizzard. Barry Obama is a great American. I heard him in front of the United Nations the other day admitting to the world what a vile and dastardly country we are.

He did assure them that since he took office though that things were gonna change for the better. He was gonna see to it. He was gonna right the wrongs that America had done and do his best to make us more like them.

I could tell that he did really good, cause after that Mohamar Qaddafi, our favorite tin pot dictator and terrorist thug gave a 90 plus minutes speech and praised Barry Obama.

Later on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that fine upstanding dictator and terrorist thug from Iran, who has vowed to obtain nukes and wipe Israel off the map, also expressed his approval of our new president.

Oh, and let's don't leave out our fine Venezuelan tin pot dictator, Hugo Chavez. He was happy with Barry as well.

Barry was not bothered at all that these tin pot dictators were all gloriously happy that he was in charge!

I also heard that they have got little school cheeren chanting and singing the praises of Barry Obama.

Doncha really feel better with all that hope and change that our new president is bringing us, Lizzard?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Professional Victims

Life is always about CHOICES. If something bad happens to you, you can CHOOSE to be and remain a victim or you can CHOOSE to take an alternate path. Let's face it. Bad things happen to all of us. Nobody is immune. I'll admit some of us have had more than our share of tragedy and some not so much. Life is not fair, but that's life!

I got several comments on a recent post, "Another Letter to the Editor". One anonymous commenter called me a true idiot. Didn't say why I was a true idiot and didn't consider the possibility that I might have been a fake idiot. Another anonymous commenter voiced her disgust over "Katrina victims". Please click HERE to read the comments if you haven't already.

This brings me to my topic of discussion today.........VICTIMS.

I 'd like to relate my own story of a particular Katrina victim. This particular woman showed up in the ER one day in 2005 probably a couple of months after Katrina. I don't even remember her complaint but somehow the conversation led us to the fact that she was a displaced Katrina survivor. She was lamenting the fact that she had lost everything, her place of employment had been destroyed, and she felt she had no hope. Now I certainly can't imagine the horror that this woman endured and I certainly had sympathy for her and her situation.

I asked her where she had worked and about her particular skills. It turned out that she had been a church secretary. Well I didn't think there would be much demand for church secretaries, but I suggested to her that if she had typing and filing skills that she could likely find a job somewhere.

She said, "Oh, no, if I can't find a job as a church secretary, I just don't think I can do anything else.......".

As I finished up with her and sent her on her way, I thought that perhaps this was just the shock of Katrina talking and that in a little while she would find something productive to do.

Well, almost four years have gone by since my first encounter with this woman. I have seen her again in the ER several times since then. To my knowledge she has not found a job and has managed to make her way onto the Tenncare rolls. I also heard she was receiving support from a church (no job evidently). She also has a husband and some other family members and none of them have hit a lick at anything productive that I know of. Most of the time when I see her, she reminds me that she is a Katrina survivor.

My friends, it's been 4 years since Katrina. Life is about choices and I am afraid this woman and her family have chosen to remain victims perhaps forever. 4 years is long enough. It's time to move on.

Am I heartless? A true idiot? or just speaking the truth?

I have presented the facts, you decide.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Let's Not Only Betray Our Allies, Let's Attack Them!

Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable! Zbigniew Brzezinski (who the hell named that guy anyway?), former president Jimmah Carter's national security advisor and at least a previous Obama supporter has declared that U.S. forces in Iraq should shoot down Israeli planes in the event they should overfly Iraq in an attack on Iran. He has in fact called on the dear leader to implement this policy.

According to this article in IsraelNationalNews.com Brzezinski has become disenchanted with Obama because he has "failed to carry out promises to the Muslim world". I guess if we shot down a few Israeli jets that would go a long way toward getting Barry back into Zbig's good graces.

I have not as yet heard dear leader's response, but I betcha he secretly jumped for joy. After all, Barry loves Muslims, Russians, Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad.....the list goes on.

I betcha Jimmah Carter is also thrilled. We've known for a long time he hates Jews.

Now not only does Eastern Europe have more worries, so do our so called Israeli friends. It's really getting scary folks.

Everybody Likes Big Boobs!

Sometimes Pimply Faced Kids Just Don't Get It

Well, ya know I ordered my new MacBook Pro from Musician's Friend last Fridee.

Saredee, Musician's Friend called the house telling sweet wifey that they needed to "confirm" my order and I needed to call them right away. I was mobile and called them from my cellphone. They told me I needed to call them back from the phone nummer they had on file (my home nummer). I told them no can do since I was mobile and would not be home until midnight. No problem, I agreed to call them Sundee.

Sundee, I called them and they told me that there was a problem with people getting MacBook Pro's from them with fraudulent credit cards. They told me I needed to fax them a copy of my drivers license and that the address on the DL must match the address they have on file. I was beginning to get a little exasperated at this point and said, "You know, you can see I am calling you from the nummer you have on file and if you'll look at your records, you'll see that I have been your customer for a long long time."

To no avail..........I still had to fax them a copy of my DL and I was supposed to call them right back as soon as I faxed it to make sure they got it okay.

Have you ever tried to stick your drivers license in a fax machine? Well, I don't think it can be done, so I scanned both sides of the DL and created a very attractive 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper with high resolution pictures of my DL and my order nummer. I then gleefully faxed this whole thing back to Musician's Friend.

I waited about 10 minutes and called them back. The voice on the other end of the phone let me know that I was given incorrect information. The fax machine where I sent the fax was in a locked office and the woman who occupied the office would not be there until Mundee. It was apparent to me by now that I was dealing with pimply faced teenagers, probably rejects from Arby's.

This morning, Mundee, I called them and asked them to find the fax so they could process my order. After a long interlude of elevator music, the voice came back and told me that my fax had "failed the identity test."

"What?" I exclaimed. "How can it fail the identity test? You either got it or you didn't!"

"Oh well, the images of your drivers license were too large. It looks like you expanded the images before you faxed them." declared the pimply faced teenager.

He told me I could try and fax it again or I could open up a Paypal account with which to pay them or I could wire them the funds via Western Union.

Have yall ever wondered why I am so grouchy?

I said, "Look, I have done everything you told me to do. You didn't say anything about the size of the images on the fax. Have you ever tried to fax a drivers license? If you'd look at your computer, you'd see that I have been your valued customer for many years and have purchased several thousand dollars of stuff from you. I'm not going to jump through anymore of your hoops. You can either process my order now or you can cancel it! I can call Best Buy right now and order this same computer and they will have it here tomorrow."

"Uh well, there's nothing I can do." stammered the pimply faced teenager.

"Cancel my order. I want to speak with a manager" I growled. I was really steamed by now as you can imagine.

The "shift leader" came to the phone, but it was quickly apparent that he was also another pimply faced teenager. He proceeded to explain to me about all the money that Musician's Friend had lost due to fraudulent credit card transactions with this computer. I told him I was sorry to hear about that but that he was making their problem, my problem and that I did not appreciate it.

I said, "Do you mean to tell me you're willing to lose a customer who has sent you thousands of dollars when you know damned well that I am who I say I am?"

"There's nothing I can do." he said.

"Cancel my order. I'll be doing business with Zzounds from now on." I barked.

Musician's Friend hires the same pimply faced teenagers that Arby's does. Once you get them programmed, they cannot think outside the box. I went in the house and told sweet wifey what had happened. I was just getting ready to go back out to my room and call Best Buy when the phone rang.

GUESS WHO???? MUSICIAN'S FRIEND!

This time it was some girl on the phone. I guess she was the damage control officer. She was oh so sorry that all this had happened and offered to expedite my order if I would allow her to re-instate it. After letting off a little steam, I finally agreed. I wondered why the "shift leader" had not put her on the phone to begin with. I figure they musta finally pulled up my account history and let out a big "OH SH*T!". I actually really like Musician's Friend. Their website is super duper, much better than Zzounds.

Later on I got a confirmation email that my order had been submitted. I was at first alarmed to notice that they had double filled one of the items I ordered. I had ordered four Sennheiser headsets and a mixer box. They stated they were sending me eight Sennheiser headsets and two mixer boxes, but I was relieved to see that the amount I was charged was accurate. So I dunno if this was an accident or if they did it on purpose but I guess the band and I will be swimming in headsets.

Long ago I usta be a pimply faced teenager.............hmmmm, actually I don't remember having that many pimples. I don't think I was ever like these pimply faced teenagers today. My very first job ever was at a place called Roy Rogers Roast Beef Sandwiches (that was really the name of the place). The manager, a fellow named Clint Tosh, told me at the beginning that even if I thought the customer was an idiot, that the customer was always right and that it was everyone's job to go the extra mile to make the customer happy. He explained to me that an angry customer would probably tell several of his friends of his negative experience at Roy Rogers and many of those people would never come visit us. Pretty good advice I think for a pimply faced teenager to hear.

I guess Clint trusted me. After a while he would let me come in on Saredee and Sundee all by myself and open the store. I'd have to cook the roasts, fill the soda and shake machines, cook the French fries, load the cash registers from the safe, and many other things. I was kinda proud. Not bad for a pimply faced teenager. Thanks Clint!

Where Does the Money Come From?

Here's some more about the enormous amount of money made by college football coaches. Read it and think what you will.

By MARK YOST

The college bowl season is just around the corner, and with it will come the annual debate over coaching salaries. Namely, is Alabama's Nick Saban really worth $32 million?

Martin KozlowskiAcademic types have long lamented that coaches at many public universities make millions more than their schools' professors and presidents, not to mention the governors of their states. That much is true. Mr. Saban's eight-year contract will pay him $4 million a year -- $5 million if he earns all his performance bonuses. That dwarfs the salary paid to Alabama President Robert Witt ($611,000) and Gov. Bob Riley ($105,000).

But there are two fundamental problems with comparing teaching and coaching salaries. The first is simple supply and demand. With all due respect to the many great teachers, it's easier to replace them than Mr. Saban, Ohio State's Jim Tressel or Penn State's Joe Paterno (who makes a paltry $500,000 a year).

Read the rest HERE..............


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taking the Plunge!

Well, I'm excited. I've finally decided to take the plunge. Yesterday I ordered a 17 inch MacBook Pro. I've seen all the ads on TV. I've read lotsa good stuff about Macs. I've heard friends and acquaintances say that if you ever go Mac, you'll never go back. After all the money I just spent, I hope that stuff about Macs is correct.

I got a recording program called Pro Tools Audio with which to record tracks for the band. Pro Tools is a very powerful and advanced program and the power of the Mac along with an external firewire drive is necessary to take advantage of the full features of the program so I had an excellent excuse to take the plunge.

I'll have to say that I'm pretty sick of Windows Vista. XP was a lot better. I'm sick and tired of a dialog box appearing at inopportune times, telling me some updater has just fired up. When I tell it to cancel, the damned thing asks me at least a couple of times if I really want to quit. It's like it doesn't believe me, kinda like a stubborn telemarketer who won't hang up when you tell him you're not interested.

Then there's the box that pops up and tells me the computer is about to reboot in 3 minutes to put into effect the updates it just downloaded.

Then it's SLOW........and SLOWER and sometimes even SLOOOOOOOOOWER.

Sometimes it seems like the whole computer freezes up. I'll push buttons and nothing happens. Then I'll notice the drive light is on and the drive is constantly running. What the hell is the computer doing during all this time? After a couple of minutes, the drive light goes off and the computer wakes up again.

And it's always fun when you reboot and you find that some of your setting have been changed. You never know when this is gonna happen. It just surprises you.

My new Mac is on a 3 week backorder through Musician's Friend. I probably could have gotten one right away through Best Buy but my sweet wifey had gotten me a Musician's Friend gift certificate for my birthday. She's so sweet!

I can't wait!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! More of Your Tax Money Down the Drain!

Just when you think the president can't think of another stupid way to waste our money, he thinks of another stupid way to waste our money. I just read that he is considering bailing out failing newspapers. Yes, my friends, in the face of choking entitlements, in the face of 101 trillion dollar unfunded liabilities for Medicare and Social Security, Barry Obama wants to bail out failing newspapers.

Well, hell, why are most newspapers failing? Could it be because they are in the tank for the left and all their socialist policies? Could it be that they report "yesterday's news"? Could it be that most informed people choose to get their news from cable and the internet, almost in real time?

I say let the newspapers fail. They are dinosaurs of a time past. Of course I am an advocate of failure. We shudda let the banks fail, the car companies fail, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should fail, and we shudda given everyone including the evil rich a huge tax cut and let the economy fail (no porkulous package)! Of course if he had given everyone a gigantic tax cut, the economy would be humming right now. That's the dirty little secret Barry doesn't want you to know.

While we're at it. I hope the almighty federal gubment fails too. We need power to be returned to the states and the people. The federal gubment needs to go away.

Will this insanity ever end?

Pearl Harbor Revisited

A friend of mine, Dan Boggan, sent me these pictures of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He got them in an email which purported that the pictures were recently taken from a Brownie camera and had just been taken to be developed. This claim is no doubt a hoax as are most incredible claims your receive via email. I actually recognized a few of the pictures, but some of them were new to me. Regardless, the pictures are very sobering, at least for me. I actually worked at Pearl Harbor and have visited the Arizona a couple of times. I have tried to imagine what went through the minds of our servicemen on that fateful day. Click on each photo for a hi-res version. Leave a comment if you liked them.


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The following commentary was also left at the end of the email:

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii By planning this attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island , where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States ..)

In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu , he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa. The second strike, launched at 0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets.

At 0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 'Kate' torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 'Val' dive bombers, 50 high altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.

When it was over, the U.S. Losses were:

Casualties

US Army: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.

US Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.

US MarineCorp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.

Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.



TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.

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Battleships

USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.

USS California (BB-4 4) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.

USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.

USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.

USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.

USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.

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Cruisers

USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..

USS San Francisco (CA-38) - Light Damage.

USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage.

USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.

USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.

USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage..

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Destroyers

USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Cassin - (DD -3 7 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.

USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.

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Minelayer

USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

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Seaplane Tender

USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

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Repair Ship

USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

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Harbor Tug

USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

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Aircraft

188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)

What if........???

There's is no doubt about it. September and October are two of my favorite months of the year. The heat of the summer has passed, although summer heat this year was kinda meager, thanks to all that global warming. The weather is usually pretty calm here compared to spring, not usually much severe weather with which to contend. The fishing in the Tennessee River picks up from the summer slump, and oh yeah...............FOOTBALL SEASON BEGINS!
Saturday it's the college games and on Sunday I can lay on the couch and watch the pros with a little extra icing on the cake every Monday night. Football is the uniquely American sport. I know the rest of the world refers to soccer as "football" but let's face it, watching a soccer game is about as exciting as watching Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi. Football is the only sport where the object of the game is to slam into your opponent with full force and bring him to the ground. It's too brutal for the rest of the world to swallow......indeed, uniquely American.

In football as far as I am concerned, there are no excuses. Some of my friends grumbled about the season opener between the Titans and the Steelers. If the Titans had just done this or that, or if Bironas had not missed those field goals then the Titans would have won. Well, the score was tied at the end of the game. The Steelers marched down the field during the first possession in overtime and won the game. The Titans defense should have stopped them. They did not. They lost. No excuses!

Now for those of you that have read my blog in the past, you'll know that I am a through and through conservative and a capitalist. I've heard people say, "I don't think Donovan McNabb is worth all that money." or "I don't think Peyton Manning deserves to make the money he makes." Well I don't agree. The fact of the matter is that we are paid by our abilities or more specifically the uniqueness of our abilities. How many of us could go out onto a football field and command a game like Peyton Manning or Brett Favre? If you have the smarts and the ability and perhaps the guile to make multimillions of dollars, then I say go for it.

I do find an exception to this however. As I watched the Tennessee/Florida college game yesterday, the commentators were talking about the 3.5 million dollar, Lane Kiffin, coaching package that Tennessee had put in place.

I hear every year how football coaches come to colleges and universities across the country for multimillion dollar contracts. Then I think about all the kids out there that may not have been able to go to that college because they simply could not afford it. How many kids could have gone to the University of Tennessee for 3.5 million dollars? Probably a bunch of them.

What if all of a sudden the NCAA mandated that a college football coach could be paid no more than a college math or history professor? Is football and sports worth more than math and science and history? I think not and the fact of the matter is that most of the college athletes are going to have to rely on what they actually learned in college to get by in life. How many passes they caught or how many tackles they made won't amount to a hill of beans.

Of course the quality of college football would probably diminish under such a system, but it would be an equal diminution.

I say if you wanna make big bucks as a football coach, then you ought to be a pro coach. Am I wrong? Am I taking a purely socialist view of the college football situation? I'd like to hear about it!

See ya later. The Titan/Texans game just started.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Preparing for the Storm

Well, it's been a long time coming, but it's finally official. In 2010, Decatur County General Hospital (my workplace) will become a completely smoke free campus. Smoking has been forbidden inside the building for some time now, but in 2010 it will be banned ANYWHERE on the property. No smoking in the parking lot, surrounding buildings or even the walking track out back......NOWHERE!

This idea is really nothing new and DCGH is actually somewhat behind the curve as many other facilities in west Tennessee have already gone completely smoke free.

I'm just waiting for the fun to begin. Lotsa the nurses are already griping about it. Imagine that, they gotta actually work a whole 12 hour shift without a smoke. I'm sure many of the deadbeats and dopeheads and their families that frequent the ER and the hospital will also be upset. They no longer will be allowed to run out back and smoke while they are waiting for me to write them a prescription for their narcotics. There's gonna be a whole buncha bitching and griping and complaining, trust me. No more patients dragging their IV poles out to the smoking area in January to light up (they weren't supposed to do this anyway but a few will sneak out from time to time).

Now if yall read my blog, you know that I really have a problem with the gubment mandating anitsmoking campaigns, but this is after all a private facility and let's face it......if you're here, and you're sick, you don't need to be smoking. I've actually seen people leave against medical advice cause they couldn't smoke. Well I guess those people are either extremely stupid or maybe they just weren't that sick to begin with. I am hopeful that this new mandate may reduce the inflow of stupid people we deal with here from time to time......nah, probably not....

Things have come quite a way since I first started. When the world was new, patients and staff actually smoked in the hospitals. I can remember trudging down the halls at night with people parked in the hall floors smoking. As things progressed lighting up was eventually limited to certain areas in the building and then to outside and then to certain areas outside. Now it will be nowhere, nohow. I am actually surprised that the Joint Commission (that's the outfit that accredits hospitals) has not yet mandated smoke free facilities. I figure that probably some of the Joint Commission people are probably chain smokers....hee hee. Anyway, it will happen one day.

So wish us luck. Come 2010, the fun will begin.

Useful Idiot

Well, as far as I'm concerned, the picture to the left says it all. If I could add a caption it would be, "Barack Obama is a useful idiot!"

I'd feel pretty worried today if I lived in Poland or the Czech Republic or any place in eastern Europe that used to be a satellite state to the USSR.

Our dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama, has sold out our friends once again and has scrapped the missle defense program for eastern Europe. Now it is my understanding that the defense system was supposed to be used to protect eastern Europe from Iranian aggression. Strange that the Russians have always been so opposed to a "defensive" system. Why would this be? A "defensive" system should certainly not be perceived by them as a threat.

I'm sure dear leader, Barry, thinks that if he removes the missle defense program and makes the Russians happy that they will in turn play nice and "help" us with the Iranian problem.

You know, sometimes you have to hit some people in the head with a brick before they will sit up and take notice of the truth. The Russian invasion of Georgia was a warning of things to come. I guess when Russian tanks start rolling into the streets of other eastern European nations, Barry will suddenly realize he has been hit in the head with that brick. Of course by then our position in the world will be so weak that it will be too late to do anything.

I don't know if Putin will indeed invade these places, but he will certainly use his strengthened position to bully and coerce his neighbors.

What a disgrace the big eared Kenyan is turning out to be. And his brother is still living in a hut! The dictators of the world are laughing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Legal Dilemma - Will Someone Please Explain This?

A reader, whose wife is an ICU nurse, was lamenting the fact that the ICU's are full of deadbeats who intentionally take overdoses, suffer from alcohol induced ailments and other catastrophes, all at the expense of us folks who work and make our own way through life. They finally get better, check out against medical advice, and then return at a later date to be jerked back from the brink of oblivion once again at tremendous expense.

I also pointed out to my reader that in the event that the deadbeat suffers a bad result, that deadbeat will indeed be the first to go get a lawyer and sue the doctors, the hospital, the dogcatcher, and anyone else the lawyer can think of. When you do things that land you in an ICU, there is a pretty good chance that sooner or later you're going to have a "bad result".

I have a question: How is it that people who do not have a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of, always manage to have a lawyer? They always do, yet you ask them about their doctor and they don't seem to have one, don't have insurance, and can't afford an office visit. Last time I checked, these damned shark lawyers do not work for free.

I love it when drug seekers threaten me with their lawyer. A while back a hydrocodone seeker said to me, "If you don't gimme my hydros, I'm gonna call my lawyer!"

I calmly went into the ER office and returned with the yellow pages. Slamming it on the table in front of the hydro seeker, I exclaimed, "Let's call that SOB lawyer of yours. I wanna tell him what a scumbag he's got for a client!"

The hydro seeker left without another word. Life is good!

The Grouch is Slowly but Surely Finding Common Ground with the President!

I know it's hard to believe but the Grouch is slowly but surely finding common ground with our dear leader, Barry Obama. Back in July I posted about how the president and I were of one accord on the issue of the BCS college football system. I'm delighted to report that I have found yet another issue on which I agree with Barry, and that is the fact that Kanye West is a "jackass". Yes, my friends, Kanye West, rapper, entertainer, and all round thug, was called a jackass by the president!

I personally could care less and I'm sure yall don't care either, but at the MTV awards, Kanye made a jackass of himself after country music singer, Taylor Swift was given an award for best female video. Apparently, Kanye, the jackass, disagreed and charged the stage in protest...........oh hell, this makes me weary, click HERE to read about it.

I watched the premier of Jay Leno's new comedy show last night. Most of it was pretty damned funny, but he had Kanye, the jackass, West on. You never heard such a mass of sniveling and blubbering BS from this sorry excuse for a human being. Sweet Wifey and I fast forwarded through most of it.

Leno is pretty funny and I guess we'll keep watching for a while anyway, but I reserve the right to fast forward through some of the creeps he will no doubt have as guests.

By the way, Mr. President, keep up the good work!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Smiling Tonight

Wifey sent me this link while ago. Here are a couple of my favorite pics from the conservative Woodstock. After my green apple martinis and looking at this page, I am grinning like a jackass eating sawbriars.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Another Letter to the Editor

This is not my creation but was sent to me by a doctor friend of mine. I thought I'd share:

This was a "letter to the
editor" in yesterdays Jackson , MS
newspaper.

During my last shift in the ER,
I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with a shiny new
gold tooth, multiple elaborate tattoos and a new cellular
telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a
ringtone.

Glancing over the chart, one could not
help noticing her payer status:
Medicaid.

She smokes a costly pack of cigarettes
every day and, somehow, still has money to buy
beer.

And our president expects me to pay
for this woman's health care?

Our nation's health care
crisis is not a shortage of quality hospitals,
doctors or nurses. It is a crisis of culture - culture
in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices
while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven
forbid, purchase health insurance.

Life is really not that hard.
Most of us reap what we sow.

STARNER JONES,MD

Jackson , MS

Hard at Work, but a Moment to Remember

Well, I'm hard at work in the ER and the clock just rolled over midnight. My first patient of the new day is here for one of my many miracles. I sign the chart and date it 9-11...................

I pause for a moment and take time to remember that 8 years ago at this very moment we were asleep, sound in our beds, happy, content, and totally unaware of the horror about to overtake us in a very few hours.

8 years ago, over 3000 souls were going about their daily routines. In just a very few hours, those souls would be gone from us forever.

We are at a tipping point in history. There are enemies out there who wish to kill us just because of who we are and what we believe. Call it what you want, but WE ARE AT WAR.

Our chief executive has a mixture of socialist, facist, and communist beliefs. He wants to "change America forever". He is working at breakneck speed to destroy us from within.

The corrupt, foolhardy congress blindly trudges forward, spending trillions of dollars we don't have. Our unfunded liability for Medicare and Social Security alone is 101 trillion dollars and they are intent on pushing us headlong further into the abyss as they foist trillions of more deficit dollars upon us in the form of gubment healthcare and non sensical cap and trade in an effort to stem the hoax of global warming. Those in the congress who are not actively pushing us over the cliff sit idly by, afraid to say anything, afraid they will be accused of being devisive, uncivil, or politically incorrect. They're more concerned about hurting someone's feelings and their own appearances than they are about saving this great nation from extinction. Shame on them, for they are far worse than the socialists, facists, and communists.

Sooner or later something has to give. We are indeed at the tipping point. Perhaps we have already passed it. This country is being ripped apart from without and from within. Thomas Jefferson advocated abolition of the gubment when the gubment becomes destructive. Is this indeed our fate? Will there be a violent revolution or will the gubment just collapse on its own under the weight of its own lies and broken promises? By whatever means, I go on record as saying the Federal Government of the United States needs to go. It's time to start over. Will those of us who love freedom and liberty have the courage to do what is right when the time comes, or will we just let this great nation slide into the dustbin of fallen empires?

I hope and pray that at least some of us have courage like those aboard flight 93 on this fateful day 8 years ago. If we are to survive, courage and sacrifice on this scale will be mandatory. As soon as I can get this lump out of my throat, I'll get back to work. Good night.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bad News and Good News

Well the bad news is that the Titans lost to the Steelers tonight in overtime. The good news is that the Titans won't have to worry about an undefeated season. Last year that was a way big distraction.

See, you can always find a silver lining if you just look for it 8-).

What's the Big Deal?

Well, I been listening to all the hoopla about Joe Wilson (R-S.C.). If you missed it, he shouted out, "YOU LIE!", during Barry's speech last night. This was when Barry said healthcare would not be provided for illegal immigrants.

I'm telling you this guy should be decorated. I mean I have the utmost respect for someone with the courage to call a spade a spade (no pun intended).

Sweet Wifey and I were sitting on the couch last night just shouting at the TV, "LIAR! LIAR!" as the big eared Kenyan spouted out whopper after whopper. God help us if this communist healthcare bill is unloaded on America.

I was reading where some of the hypocrits in congress were just appalled at Wilson's comments and his violation of civility and decorum.

My aching butt, have these people ever watched the food fights in the British parliament? It's a real hoot.

Go HERE to read more and go HERE to look at some "interesting" videos.

Never apologize for telling the truth.