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Sunday, January 31, 2010

BCS Under Review

So the Bowl Championship Series (the post season college football bowls) are now under scrutiny. This time the gubment is going to weasel it's way into more of our private lives by stating that the current BCS method of determining the national college football champion may violate antitrust laws.

Apparently part of this initiative is instigated by Orin Hatch, a Republican. The article states, "Hatch, a Utah Republican, was steamed that his home state team was deprived of getting a chance to play for the title last year".

Bwaa! Haaa! Haaa! My team didn't get to play! Bwaa! Haaa! Haaa! I'm gonna pass a law to punish that vile BCS! It doesn't matter if the law is an intrusion into personal liberty and flies in the face of the Constitution! I'm gonna pass it anyway! Bwaa! Haaa! Haaa!


Since when is it the bidness of the United States Gubment to regulate college football? Orin Hatch should be ashamed of himself. I would love more than anything to see a college football playoff system, but I sure don't want the criminals in congress mandating it!
 
What's that I see? Could it be a little Camel Toe? Hooooo Raaaaa!

At Last! Spending Cuts we can Believe in!

Hmmmmm, reading the headlines on Drudge. Dear leader Barry Obama has proposed some cuts and changes that will "save" 20 BILLION dollars.

WOW! THIS IS CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!

Lemme see......20 billion, divided by 12 trillion, multiplied by 100 percent......that comes out to a whopping..........

0.167% reduction!!!

We're in deep doodie!

More Smiles from Lost Creek

Even on the frozen wasteland known as Lost Creek, there was something to smile about this morning. Poor Penny did not quite know what to make of all the ice on the ground. Sweet Wifey said she did not think she pooped at all yesterday cause she couldn't sniff out the appropriate spot.

Anyway, I took Penny out this morning to do her bidness and waited for her at the gate. Well, yall know we live on a hill. She kinda scooted across the ice to a good bidness spot. Unfortunately for her she had her butt end point up the hill when she got ready to let it fly.

Well as each dingle berry struck the ground they would roll down the hill toward her front paws. She jumped a couple of times as if she had been shot. It wasn't fair. I guess she thought something was after her while she was trying to poop. I was standing there in the freezing fog have a good belly laugh.

Life is good at Lost Creek.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

She's Pretty Sweet

I been married to sweet wifey going on 38 years. Sometimes I just have to smile. A while back I was stretched out on the couch watching football.

I don't even remember who was playing but as the game progressed, she asked, "Why is it that so many of the football players like bowling?"

"Huh?" I exclaimed.

"Well the man on TV said that several of the players on the team were 'Pro Bowlers'." she remarked.

Sometimes I just have to smile. She doesn't know anything about football, but she's pretty sweet. So is Penny.
 Uh, if I have to explain it to you, skip on down to the next post.

Weathering the Storm

 
Well, the winter storm could have been worse. We got maybe 5 inches of snow and then it sleeted on top of that, so the snow is encrusted with a layer of ice. Let me tell you, it is slicker than owl sh*t.


Fortunately, we did not get a major ice storm. I did not notice any tree damage at all and we never lost power, so I'm thankful for that. Wifey and I both spread some salt around and I crunched out to the vehicles, got the doors open, started them up, and got at least some of the ice off the glass so they could be driven if necessary.
 
 My weather report say high of 27 tomorrow and high of 41 Monday, so looks like I'm stuck with sweet wifey and Penny for a while...........not a bad deal............

Sweet wifey (she is pretty sweet) has some more pictures on her blog if you're interested.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cashier Difficulties



What's the deal with some cashiers? Ever go into a convenience store and find that the cashier is just "too busy" to take care of you? Like you got your stuff sitting on the counter and they're busy talking on the cell phone or carrying on a conversation with the cashier in the next aisle. Someone is usually waiting in the other aisle also.

Ever go up to a cashier, ready to check out and find them counting the money in their cash drawer? They will make it a point to purposely not make eye contact with you. It's kinda like, "I'm gonna finish counting my money come hell or high water. I'm not looking at the bastard no matter what. He's stupid. He'll think I don't see him."

Sometimes the cashier has assistance from another customer. Yesterday the woman at the counter in front of me engaged the cashier in loads of nonsensical conversation about her family and the trials of life. No matter how many dirty looks I launched at either one of them, the boring conversation continued. You'd think the cashier could say, "Well, that's nice, but I must move along now. I have work to do." After a rather extended period of time they both ran out of wind.

Now it never fails, but in Walmart there can be like 8 lines. No matter which line you choose, it will be the slowest line. One day I was in line and had almost made it to the cashier. The woman in front of me wants to make a purchase, but she whips out a third party check from some bank in Alaska. Well now you just know that the cashier had an absolute meltdown. To make matters worse, the manager that was called over had a meltdown as well. Nobody knew what to do. Eventually, they took the woman over to the "customer service" area. Too bad for me they left all her junk on the cashier's stand. The aisle was going to be blocked until she was sent back from customer service. Fortunately, the aisle next to me miraculously opened and I managed to slip over there ahead of all the other pissed off people in my line.

The solution here was simple:
1. Don't bring a third party check from a bank in Alaska to Walmart.
2. If you're the Walmart cashier, say, "Sorry, we can't accept that."
Problem solved.

Oh don't you love it when people with 2 whole carts full of stuff roll up into the express lane (20 items or less)? I have yet to ever see one of the cashiers send anyone to the non-express lane. The same people will usually be illegally parked in the fire lane or a handicapped spot.

No doubt about it. If I were king, things would be a helluva lot different.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Recording with Pro Tools

Here's a little video I shot yesterday showing a few views of Pro Tools Audio and how i create some of the Morbid Strangers recordings. If you're not into that stuff, skip on down to the next post.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It Must Really Suck


Some things just make me wanna laugh out loud, (LOL for all you texting freaks). I read that Newsday, a New York and Long Island newspaper had put up a pay wall on its website. They are supposedly the first non-bidness newspaper to do so. Well they erected the pay wall back in October.

Wanna guess how many subscribers total they have amassed since October?

Oh come on, guess...............

Total.......35! They have grossed about $9000 for their efforts.

I have never read Newsday. I do know that Ellis Henican writes for the rag. Henican is yet another left wing nut. I'd be willing to bet Newsday is probably just another left wing propaganda sheet.....just my guess.

Go HERE to read about Newsday's misfortunes.

I always smile to hear that those on the left have misfortune!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Burning Questions - Need Answers

Every now and then sweet wifey fixes me some field peas for supper. Well when you think about it, aren't ALL peas grown in some kinda field? What makes field peas so special?

Ever heard the term tooth dentist? What other kind of dentist would there be? I have never heard of a finger dentist or a toe dentist.

These serious questions have been seriously bugging me for about 50 years now. Anybody got any ideas or solutions?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Your Real Friend


Here is a bit of humor from my friend, Dan Sullivan.

A Little Political Humor


Here are a few funnies from my friend, Greg Dunphy:


 A little political humor!

 The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
 I agree... and think 25 to life would be appropriate.
 **********************

 America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
 **********************

 Q: Have you heard about McDonalds new Obama Value Meal?
 A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
 **********************

 Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
 A: A fund raiser.
 **********************

 Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
 A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society.
     The other is for housing prisoners.
 **********************

 Q: If Pelosi, Reid, Kerry and Obama were on a boat in the middle of  the ocean and it sank, who would be saved?
 A:  America !
 **********************

 Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
 A: Bo has papers.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Hope He Fails! - Miserably!


Ya know, I'm really getting sick of Barack Obama. I tuned in to Fox News today and there he was, AGAIN, giving yet another prefabricated speech to a roomful of bug-eyed, mesmerized, sycophants.

Last January, Rush Limbaugh speaking of the president said, "I hope he fails."

Rush explained that the failure of Barack Obama and his policies would be a good thing for the country. It wasn't personal.

Well I'm fed up. I have watched this man for the last year ignore the will of the American people and do his damnedest to try and ruin everything that has made America great.

For me, it has become personal. I hope he fails. I want to see him fail miserably and go down in history as the worst president ever (even worse than Jimmah Carter). When it's all said and done I want all those that voted for him, especially black people who voted for him only because he is black, to hang their heads in shame.

Colin Powell, you can kiss my rosey white ass!

Imagine that! The first black president an utter failure!

This man is a disgrace. There is no excuse for his actions. He deserves to be humiliated.

Any questions?

Tattoos revisited - AGAIN

This stuff is just too good to let go by. Here's another comment on my original post "Pretty Girls, Ugly Girls, Tattoos, Jobs, Welfare, Life's Little Decisions"

This from Shannon:



Shannon said...

I found this extremely close-minded, albeit well explained as to why you feel the way you do. I have a half-sleeve and various other large tattoos, yet they look classy. I agree with you and Stella that some tattoos are stupid and some trashy, but there are so many types that you really can't categorize them all into one negative slot. It's like saying there are no good nude paintings in the world. Sure, some may find them distasteful, but clearly there is beauty in each, depending on who is looking. I worked at a tattoo shop and saw some of the most ridiculous tattoo ideas find permanence on people's bodies, but I also saw very touching and very beautiful pieces that made me admire the person for their creativity. I have my BA in Health Psychology and hold a great job, so I can assure you that tattoos hold nothing against high grades and a good personality. This is a new generation, and I honestly find it thrilling, I'm sorry you feel the way you do. By the way, that welfare comment was silly. I don't think people on welfare can afford or are primarily concerned with tattoos.
My delightful reply:
Shannon,

Welcome to the Grouch at Right Truth,

I am glad that you think your tattoos look "classy". Unfortunately I have never seen a tattoo on anybody that I thought was classy. Adjectives such as hideous, ugly, and stupid come to mind and as I stated in my original post many if not most of my rich white male friends (who provide most of the jobs for the masses) think so as well. Now I may very well be narrow minded but I have a lot of company.

Now it is just great that you have your tattoos and also have a great job. In fact as long as you pull your weight in life and fend for yourself I don't give a damn what you do. You can paint yourself purple, stand on your head and pee out your belly button for all I care.

My welfare comment was NOT silly. Your reaction to this speaks volumes to the fact that you apparently live in a bubble and have very little real life experience.

In my line of work I see plenty of people day after day, most of them covered with tattoos, also carrying cell phones, cigarettes, smell of alcohol, have 3 or 4 kids, they don't work, they come in waving their Tenncare (welfare, medicaid) cards, demanding that I refill their narcotic prescriptions, and cursing me when I won't do it.......you get the idea.

These people have no trouble coming up with the money for all the things I mentioned above, including tattoos, yet they would be offended at the suggestion they pay something for their health care or God forbid, get a damned job!


I am surprised Barack Obama has not proposed gubment funded tattoos for all.

Silly my ass! Get a clue, Shannon.

Grouch

She's probably a nice girl, but let's face it, religiously speaking:

Behold what thou utterest, thou knowest not! 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Band Practice Update

I just wanted to let yall know that the Dallas Cowboy fans didn't have much to say at band practice last night.

Rarely Shaken

A friend of mine, a local physician was severely injured this afternoon, a closed head injury. I attended her in the ER and sent her to the trauma center. I could do this to just about anyone every day on a regular basis and not even break a sweat, but I'm sitting here shaking right now. It's a lot different when it's someone close to you.

My prayers are for her and her family.

Life is fragile. Rejoice in each and every day.

A Change in the Weather


For the first time this year, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area. Outside the sky is gray and the temperature is above 60 degrees, all this only a month after the winter solstice.

I'm looking at the radar and although there appears to be no immediate threat, there is a definite spin in the atmosphere from a low pressure area just to the northwest.

Tornado events here in January are very uncommon but have historically produced disastrous results. Specifically I recall the Jackson, Tennessee tornado of January 17, 1999 which killed 8 people.

So eyes are to the sky today. Boy what a change from our weather just a couple of weeks ago!

My Goodness, How Quickly we can Change our Tune


Pelosi now says the House lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate bill through. Imagine that! Seems like it was only last summer that she and other left wing idiots were screaming that we were in a health care CRISIS! We could not wait another second! We had to pass health care reform right away!

And now:

"We're not in a big rush," Pelosi said. "Pause, reflect."

I'm laughing at the superior intellect!

Another Small Victory for the Constitution


I just read that in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has struck down the primary premise of McCain/Feingold saying, "the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections".

According to the article the conservatives on the court along with Anthony Kennedy as swing vote made this happen. I guess this means that the hateful racist judge Sonya Sotomayor voted to trample the Constitution and abridge individual liberty. Well, what did you expect? A communist president appointed her and my RINO senator, Lamar Alexander confirmed her! Hell no, I ain't fergittin!

This is good news. It is perhaps a small battle, but every little bit helps in the fight to preserve individual liberty and all those things that have made this country great.

Beware of the Long Knives


Well I have not said anything about Scott Brown and the Massachusetts Senate Race. Frankly I get tired of all the bickering back and forth, all the predictions and all the punditry. Now that it's over, I'm glad and I'm relieved. This one event may have saved the United States from socialism, at least for now.

You can bet the long knives will be out and on the prowl. The liberals don't give a damn about the will of the American people. They will rather try and force their socialist/communist agenda down our throats and change America forever. For so long they tried to do this by stealth. As Rush Limbaugh says, "Liberals cannot tell the truth about who they really are...".

This year however they came out of the closet. In bold moves they have tried to steal away everything that has made this country great. They had a liberal leftist president, a huge majority in the House, and a super majority in the Senate. I guess they thought they had a socialist mandate and I guess they thought they could just ram anything through as they saw fit. I guess they thought Americans would not notice.

But, to their chagrin, Americans began to see liberals as they really are, and droves of us said, "NOT NO, BUT HELL NO!"

Brown's victory in Massachusetts is more than a referendum on health care. Indeed it is a referendum on the liberal, socialist, communist left. We all know they won't give up. They may have to resort to their old and more familiar ways of "getting things done" by stealth and smoke and mirrors. I suspect efforts will arise to demonize and delegitimize Scott Brown.

Brown did do a couple of things during his acceptance speech that bothered me slightly. First he thanked John McCain. I have nothing against McCain personally, but is this a signal that he, like McCain, is going to be willing to "cross the aisle" and "work with Dimocrats" to "get a bill" and "get things done"? I hope not.

He also mentioned that he would work with Dimocrats to reform health care.

Scott, you do not want to be a senator like John McCain. McCain is a RINO. These are the people we need to get rid of, not embrace..............I know, I know, he was just being nice to the old geezer.

Scott, we have the greatest health care system in the world. It does not need to be REFORMED. To say this is to agree with the premise set forth by the Dimocrat left. I would rather he had said, "We have the greatest health care system in the world. Unlike the left, I do not believe it needs to be reformed. I agree there may be some areas in need of repair. I pledge to work to find free market solutions that benefit all Americans and protect the Constitution of the United States, not trample it."

Why could he not have said that? Wouldn't it have been great?

Scott, you were elected because you espoused conservative values and principles. Don't lose your vision and your direction. Good luck and watch out for the long knives.

PS. I hope Ted Kennedy is rolling over in his grave. Kennedy was definitely a booger in the nostril of freedom and liberty. As far as I am concerned, he does not deserve praise. We are for sure better off without him.

More On the High Cost of Drugs



Well, I heard an ad on TV yesterday talking about yet another treatment for rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition. The mild cases can be no more than a nuisance causing only mild redness and irritation of the face. More severe cases can result in abcesses, infection and scarring.

Well the gist of this commercial was that you could get some kind of card from the manufacturer that would help defray the cost of the drug. With the card you'd only have to pay $25 for a prescription.

The drug is called Oracea 40mg. I did some investigating.

Oracea is doxycycline(supposedly a time realease version). It is a tetracycline drug that has been around quite a long time (at least as long as I've been a doctor). I found on one online pharmacy a price for Oracea of  $299.00 for thirty 40mg capsules. GASP! You can get thirty 50mg doxycycline capsules at Walmart for $4.00.

Now how does this work exactly? Well, it's easy. The drug company sends around some good looking, long legged, girl drug rep with a miniskirt nearly up to her private parts to tell "unsuspecting" physicians about the new wonder drug Oracea. Believe it or not, a good number of these physicians will write patients a prescription for the $300 drugs, giving no thought to the fact that the same drug can be had for pennies at Walmart.

I did some more checking and I can find NO EVIDENCE THAT A 40MG ORACEA IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A 50MG GENERIC DOXYCYCLINE!

Who is to blame? Well I don't blame the drug company. If I am in business to make money and I can do a song and dance and make a convincing argument to sell an expensive product at a huge profit, then by all means, go for the gusto! If I can put a paintjob on a Volkswagen and sell it as a $100,000 Porsch then what the heck? I am a capitalist after all. The Statist would come up with a variety of gubment regulations against such practices.

I of course blame my colleagues. Some of them are too busy or perhaps too lazy to realize the fact that Oracea is nothing more than doxycycline. Perhaps some of them are swayed by the long legged girl in the miniskirt. Whatever the reason, a lot of poor folks get stuck with a bill for a $300 drug when they could have gotten the same result for $4.00. Even if you get this magic card (you have to join a thing called "Best Face Forward" to get it) you'll still pay a lot more than you would at Wally World.
There are a few instances when brand name drugs are better than generics (differences in absorption rates and bio-availability etc.) but with Oracea, this is not the case, at least I can't find any evidence to the contrary.

My advice is to ask your doctor if there is a generic alternative for the expensive drug he/she has just prescribed for you. If there is, ask him/her why you should not receive the generic. If the doctor won't give you a reasonable explanation for using the expensive brand, find another doctor.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Moderation

Well, the temperature has been near 60 for the last 3 or 4 days. There was a lot more ice on the water than I thought cause it took it about that long for it all to melt. The problem is that when it gets above 50 this time of year it usually rains and true to form there was a slow steady rain all night last night.

Good sleeping weather, it was like a soft continuous melody on our metal roof. I can put up with 40's and 50's, in fact after teens and single digits it feels downright balmy, but I'm realistic. We're not a month beyond the winter solstice so I figure some more brutal stuff is yet to come. There are only 3 football games left (if you don't count the Pro Bowl). Pretty soon it will just be cold wind and gray skies until spring. Woe is me!

A Laugh from my Beagle Cat


Say "Hi" to Penny the Beagle (Cat).

The Ultimate Warrior


Yeah, I know all you non football people get tired of all this but, hey, GET OVER IT!

Down here in the southland we got a lotta Dallas Cowboy fans. At band practice last night a lot of them were boasting about what a royal butt whipping the Cowboys were gonna give the Vikings. I just shook my head. "You guys are in for a big disappointment. The Cowboys are going up against the ultimate warrior. If Favre is on fire, the Cowboys are going down in flames. Besides that, the Vikings have won eight in a row at home."

I have never seen anyone who enjoys the game more than Brett Favre. I have seen him in the worst of times. He'll throw interceptions, and then turn around and throw another one, but that's Favre. He is a fighter. He doesn't like to play it safe. He takes chances. He rolls the dice. He forces passes into double coverage, relying on his strong arm to get the job done. When he's on fire, he is great, perhaps the greatest of all time. He's 40 years old, and sometimes he looks like a rookie fresh out of college.

Vikings 34, Cowboys 3........go figure.....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Morbid Strangers on Facebook

Just for the hell of it, I set up a FACEBOOK page for the Morbid Strangers. The downside is that you have to have a Facebook account before you can interact with the page. Oh well, just another one of life's little annoyances.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Contributions


Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! January 15th! Probably just another day for those of you in the great unwashed masses of employeedom who don't think much about income taxes until you get your W2 form from your boss.

For people like me who are self employed, January 15 is the day when I send in my final estimated "contribution" to the almighty federal gubment. I took the sealed envelope to the post office today in person. I told the postal clerk, "Make sure you put January 15 on the postmark. If I send MY money late to the crooks in Warshington who waste and squander it, they get very upset with me."

He kinda gave me a blank stare and said, "Boy, you got that right."

But he doesn't really understand cause he's just waiting for his W2 from the post office. When your employer withholds taxes from your check it doesn't seem nearly as painful or piss you nearly as much. I have always thought this was a neat ruse invented by the gubment to keep people in the dark. I always thought it would be cool if everyone had to send in quarterly estimates and write big checks to the gubment at least 4 times a year. There would be a helluva lot more outrage over the crooks in Warshington than there is now. I dunno how many times I've heard some of the great unwashed say, "I'm waiting to get some money from the gubment back on my income tax."

So I wrote my check today for my quarterly contribution. You know, I think it was Bill Clinton that referred paying taxes as a "contribution". I always thought that a contribution was voluntary. If someone is holding a gun to your head, I think it's called armed robbery.

The criminal Harry Reid says paying taxes is voluntary:

IDIOT!

I thought about the shady bribery schemes going on in congress. I thought about the multibillion dollar stimulus which has stimulated nothing but more debt.

Then I thought about the poor people in Haiti whose suffering can't be imagined. Then I thought how rich we are and how much we have. We could salvage and rebuild the entire country of Haiti for a tiny fraction of the money the idiots in congress piss away on a whim every day.

I sent a contribution to the Red Cross today on behalf of the Haiti relief effort. I actually felt pretty good about my contribution.

I did not feel at all good about my other contribution.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Visual Message to Democrats

Courtesy of my friend, Dr. Tim Ashmore:

Another Reason for Expensive Health Insurance

I got the following form from Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Tennessee today:

You can click on the image for a hi-res view if you want. It is a survey wanting me to evaluate the performance of my personal physician. I had to LOL, OMG, LMAO when I read the part asking me if "are the doctor's medical skills as good as they should be" and "the doctor was totally honest in telling you about treatment options available" and "you completely trust the doctor".

Now lets be honest. How many of you can actually provide an accurate assessment of your doctor's medical skills or honesty? The fact of the matter is that most people like or dislike a doctor based solely on personal rapport. Their judgment of the doctor has nothing to do with honesty or medical skills.

This stupid survey was obviously written by some nosy assed, nanny minded, do gooder liberal with no conception of how things are in the real world. What if I had said my doctor sucked? What are they going to do? Withhold his payment? Have him run out of town?

I sent the blank survey back to BCBS with the following reply:

Might I suggest that in the future you stop sending out these nonsensical surveys? I would rather see you stop spending money on paper, printing, and postage; fire the employees that you hire and pay to evaluate these surveys; and in turn reduce my premiums with the savings you would incur.

If I don’t like the doctor, or don’t trust the doctor, I have enough sense to know that I will probably go to see someone else next time. I don’t need you to tell me if my treatment was good or bad. It is your responsibility to PAY MY CLAIM, and as far as I am concerned, that is where your responsibility ends.

Just a suggestion….

Thomas Hamilton

In fairness to BCBS, there is probably some stupid gubment regulation requiring them to send out these surveys. Hospitals are REQUIRED by the almighty federal gubment to send them out (at the hospital's expense). The payment of the hospital is in turn based on the survey scores they receive. It's just an excuse for Medicare and Medicaid to try and pay the hospital less. We have people at our hospital who are hired and payed for the sole purpose of making sure we get good scores on these stupid surveys............more trouble.................more expense....................higher costs................higher prices.

All of this nonsense is the fault of the gubment.

It is time for a revolution!

I'm Returning My Membership Card


Well I got my nice new 2010 RNC membership card today. We all know it's not worth the plastic it's printed on. I probably can't even sneak into a White House dinner with it, but it did give me a nice opportunity to blast the RNC.

I mailed it back to them with all their forms begging for money and the following reply:

I am returning this membership card to you. I have no desire to belong or contribute to the RNC. You do not represent my values as you continue to support, RINO’s (Republicans in Name Only) and a variety of independents who only desire to “work with Democrats” and “cross the aisle” in the name of “getting things done for the American people”.

I am officially a CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT and I only plan to contribute to individual candidates who exhibit conservative values. These include:

1.Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
2.Personal and individual freedom.
3.Small government.
4.Low taxes.
5.Right to life.
6.Energy independence (drilling for our own damned oil).
7.Treating terrorists as enemy combatants, not criminals in our justice system.
8.Identifying the enemy, ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS!
9.Disposing of the notion of cap and trade legislation.
10.Getting government out of health care entirely.
11.Calling global warming exactly what it is: a HOAX!
12.Private property rights.

Please take me off your mailing list. When you assume the following position:

“Conservative candidates only. RINO’s and moderates need not apply.”
then and only then will I consider contributing to the RNC again.

Thomas Hamilton M.D.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Relief???

My forecast says highs in the 50's this week! Thank goodness!

Global Warming Continues at Lost Creek


Thanks Algore for warning us! I just read that Monkey Jungle has closed! OMG! Manatees are swimming in the warm water from a Tampa Bay power plant! And all along I thought power plants were bad!

Wanna go for a swim? A walk?


Put on your bikini and let's go for a nice boat ride!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Original Songs from Morbid Strangers

We've been spending the last couple of months recording. Tonight we posted some original songs. These songs were written by members of the Morbid Strangers and performed by the band. Go HERE and click on the songs in the player in the upper right to listen. Feedback would be appreciated. (Plug your computer up to a sound system for best results).

Early Retirement

This funny was contributed to the cause by my friend, Garry White.

Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).

Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).

A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.

Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.

Sincerely,
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)

PS - - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.

Obama Care Song

I stole this from sweet Wifey, but it is so funny that I wanted to put it here also. Thanks sweet Wifey. This video by our friend, Ray Stevens:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Rudderless Victory in 2010???

I read that a recent Gallup survey indicates that more people identifying themselves as Conservatives or Liberals has increased and the nummer of moderates has decreased. Conservatives outnummer liberals by almost 2 to 1. This is a good thing. I never have cared much for squishy moderates. I am not of the mind that we need to find "common ground" and "we just need to all get along". On the contrary, we need to have steadfast beliefs and fight tooth and nail for what is right, especially when the survival of the USA is at stake.

You have got to stand up for something or you're gonna fall for anything!

Yall know that I am a history buff and strangely enough this whole thing reminded me of the battleship Bismarck in World War 2. The Bismarck was the pride of the German navy, powerful, fast, and dubbed "unsinkable" by some. The British hunted her down relentlessly. The fatal blow to the Bismarck was delivered by a single small obsolete aircraft which lauched a torpedo into her rudder. Rudderless, she was unable to steer and went in circles until the British battleships found her and reduced her to a flaming wreck. She basically didn't have a chance.

Here we sit in 2010 with the Dimocrat party shoving their unwanted socialist agenda down our throats. Dimocrat legislators are throwing in the towel. The American people are furious and ready to throw the bums out.

Alas, the Republican party is like the rudderless Bismarck, steaming in circles. In 2008, many said the Republican party was doomed and didn't have a chance. In spite of this it appears the Dimocrats may sustain huge losses this coming November........no thanks to the Republicans. Sweet wifey waxed eloquently in her post: RNC: Where is the money???

When the little pinhead callers call here begging for money we tell them we will only contribute to individual CONSERVATIVE candidates. You'd think the RNC would sooner or later get the message. This year we have an opportunity to win a great victory, send the communists/socialists/facists packing, take back America, respect the Constitution, and hopefully roll back a lot of the damage that has already been done.

Can you imagine how much greater the victory could be if the Republicans would start bringing to the fore genuine conservative candidates and start disowning those squishy RINO's and moderates? Sorry to say that the powers that be in the Republican party are still deep down ashamed of us true conservatives.

Unlike the rudderless Bismarck, I think conservatism will still win a victory in 2010, but can you imagine what it would be like if we went into the fight, true to course, at flank speed, with all our big guns blazing? Gives me chills to think about it!

Ain't gonna happen...................

America Rising

The following video was sent by my friend, Dr. Tim Ashmore. I hope the predictions in the video are 100 percent correct. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Global Warming Continues in the Southland!

It's a rarity in these parts but every now and then we develop ice on top of the water here. This usually requires several days with the high temperatures below freezing.

Tomorrow we are going to get snow and then it's really gonna get cold. I'll see if I can give you the same picture in a few days with the lake covered by snow.

I dunno bout yall, but I'm really sick and tired of all this damned global warming.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tennessee Polar Bear Refuge


Ahhhh! This is just great! 90 percent chance of snow Thursdee and HIGH's of 18 on Fridee and Saredee! Geez! I always thought I lived in the southland.

Oh well, the polar bears got nothing to worry about. When their ice packs all melt in the arctic (weren't they supposed to already be all melted by now?) the polar bears can just shack up with us here in Tennessee!

How's that manmade global warming, hope and change,. free healthcare, stimulus package, job growth, isolated underwear airplane bomber working out for ya?

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like a Pile of Poop!


Well here's an interesting story. An Iowa man spelled out a birthday message to his wife in manure. Apparently the woman was pleased by the whole thing. When asked about the unique gift she said that her hubby, "Dung good!" Go HERE to read the whole thing and watch a video.

Hmmmmmmmm, gives me a whole new idea for future gifts. Valentines Day is just around the corner.

Only the Beginning

Well the Arizona Mayo Clinic is going to start requiring cash payment from as many as 3000 medicare patients. According to the article, the Arizona facility lost 120 million dollars treating medicare patients last year. The entire Mayo organization lost 840 million on medicare patients.

According to the Mayo Clinic, "the U.S. Government pays too little" and “It has been true for many years that Medicare payments no longer reflect the increasing cost of providing services for patients.”

Across the country there are many anecdotes of physicians dropping medicare patients from their rolls and refusing to enroll new medicare patients. I have heard of a few across the country that have dumped medicare entirely and gone to a cash only system for seniors.

Said Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in a telephone interview, “Many physicians have said, ‘I simply cannot afford to keep taking care of Medicare patients,’” said Heim, a family doctor who practices in Laurinburg, North Carolina. “If you truly know your business costs and you are losing money, it doesn’t make sense to do more of it.”

My friends, this is an ominous sign of things to come. As Obama and the Dimocrats continue to shove this unwanted "healthcare reform" down our throats, I can see the development of a two tier care system. Those who can afford to pay cash for services will receive quality and preferential care. The rest will slide misreably onto the mediocrity of the gubment option (it's really not an option when you don't have a choice), where they will receive pain pills instead of quality care and be at the mercy of death panels.

I wonder what is next? What happens when the majority of doctors opt out of medicare and the gubment option in favor of cash only or private insurance? Will the all powerful and all intrusive federal gubment pass a law mandating that doctors see those on the gubment dole? Well, I guess if they think they can force YOU to buy health insurance, they can also FORCE me to work when and where they want me to work. Welcome to the People's Republic or America!

I'm glad I'm nearing retirement.

Global Warming Continues!



Bring on cap and trade! If we don't get it done this week we're doomed! Let's have some closed door secret meetings!

Monday, January 4, 2010

BRRRRRRRRR!!!!

More headlines from Matt Drudge!

I don't think it's gonna make it above freezing in balmy Lost Creek today. How's that man made global warming working out for ya?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Loud and Vulgar does not Necessarily mean FUNNY!

Anybody here know who Kathy Griffin is? Well, supposedly she is a comedian. I saw her on Jay Leno a couple of weeks ago. Sweet Wifey and I struggled through Jay's interview with her. Finally sweet wifey said, "I don't like her. She's just not very funny."

Sweet wifey was right. She is not funny. Basically she is loud and obnoxious. You know, a lot of comics are that way now days. Many of them are not funny but they seem able to spout out vulgarities with regularity and get louder and louder as they do it. Perhaps they realize they are not funny and turn up the profanity and the volume to cover for their inadequacies. Poor Kathy's face also looked like a rubber mask stretched over a watermelon. I have read she has had many plastic surgeries. She should ask her surgeon for a refund.

I read today that she had ushered in the new year two years in a row now by uttering vulgarities on CNN. I guess the good news is that since she was on CNN, only 5 or 6 people around the country heard her make those utterances.

I'm not a prude. I like good stand up comedy and I don't mind if the comic throws out a cuss word or two in the mix, but the comic needs to be basically FUNNY. When they are just loud and obnoxious......AND UGLY.......I lose interest quickly.

This whole thing made me appreciate people like Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff is a funny guy. In fact he's one of those people who will make you smile just by his appearance. He is a Christian and does missionary work. His comedy is not tainted with vulgarity. It doesn't have to be. Way to go, Jeff.

I also thought about Sinbad, (David Adkins). He's another funny guy that doesn't have to resort to profanity to be funny. I remember during an interview he said that once, early in his career, he added some profanity to his act to try and be more funny. Later on he lamented that he felt embarrassed and uncomfortable for doing this and never did it again.

And then there is the uproarious Bill Cosby. This is another guy whose mere appearance brings on the laugh. And what a role model he has become to the children of his race everywhere. Cosby has got what it takes.

I cannot close without remembering "America's Clown" the "Clown Master", the late great Red Skelton. I grew up as a young child with Red. Of course with him there was never a worry about anything ugly or vulgar. He made children and adults laugh equally. I guess the best thing about Red Skelton was that he loved God and America.........something it seems we see and hear less and less of today. If you've never read his "pledge or allegience" go HERE to read it. God bless you Red.