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Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Letter to Marsha Blackburn, R-TN.

I was very saddened to see that your name was not among the NO votes on the Boehner bill in congress. It looks like once again the Republicans have sold us out and COMPROMISED with the Democrats. I don't see how you could really believe that 1 trillion dollars of "cuts" OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS is really going to happen or make any difference. With the federal government growing at about 7.5 percent per year under "base line budgeting" how could any thinking person believe that the Boehner bill will really result in anything effective?

You should have voted NO. No, the debt ceiling should not be raised. I do not believe the scare tactics of default. By refusing to raise the debt ceiling, the government would be forced to live within its means. I would have much preferred to see the congress propose the idea of Senator Jim Demint  and freeze spending at 2007 levels. We did just fine in 2007. There is no reason why we couldn't do fine with 2007 spending levels now.

I have always supported you in the past, but no more. It appears you have decided to go the way of the establishment Republicans rather than make the hard and painful choices it is going to take to save us from economic Armageddon.

It is my hope that in 2012 you have a true conservative primary challenger. Whoever that may be will get my vote.

Thomas M. Hamilton MD.

More Great Driving Skills in Decatur County

Friday I rode into town to take care of a couple of errands. As I was starting to head back home, I was slowly tooling down one of the city streets. The street was 3 lanes with a "turn only lane" in the middle.

A white pickup truck in front of me is weaving, speeding up and slowing down, and then suddenly without warning or signalling, comes to a complete stop. Yeah, he's just sitting there. In a few seconds, his left turn signal comes on and he weaves over into the center turn lane. Before I can downshift the motorcycle and ride on by, he abruptly, without warning and without signalling, swings back to the right directly in front of me.

He proceeds to poke and weave, speed up and slow down, and finally comes to a dead stop once again. Finally I honk at this fool. His left turn signal comes on again and he weaves back into the center lane. This time, slowly and painfully, he finally turns left.

I don't think he ever saw me or even bothered to look.

Relieved to finally be shed of this idiot, I headed out of town. I was next rolling at highway speed down state route 100 passing Beech Bend Park. This is a narrow, 2 lane stretch of elevated roadway, with double yellow lines. There are deep ditches on either side of the road and absolutely no place to go but straight ahead.

Up ahead I notice another white pickup truck, dead stopped in the opposing lane. He had his flashers on with a couple of cars nervously waiting behind him. I noticed one of the cars momentarily ignore the double yellow lines and half way veer over into my lane. I guess he finally bothered to look, saw me, and veered back. So this numbskull sitting stopped in traffic was managing to create a hazard for me. I slowed almost to a crawl, not knowing  what the truck was going to do nor the cars behind him.

When I had almost reached the truck, he turned off his flashers and suddenly drove away NORMALLY! It finally dawned on me that he had been TALKING TO SOMEONE on the side of the road. The really stupid thing about all this was that he was sitting right at the entrance of the park. If he needed to stop, he could have pulled into the park entrance instead of stopping dead in the roadway.

Now I know there are inept drivers everywhere, but I have to ask, "How far up their asses can these people possibly stick their heads?"

I was exceedingly glad to finally turn into my driveway.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stagecoaches - The Lighter Side

Sweet Wifey and I enjoy watching old westerns on TV. One thing I have always thought very uncomfortable was the stagecoach. Can you imagine riding several hundred miles in one of those things? Anyway I was reading about stagecoaches and came upon the Wells Fargo rules for stagecoach passenger behavior:

  • Abstinence from liquor is requested, but if you must drink share the bottle. To do otherwise makes you appear selfish and unneighborly.
  • If ladies are present, gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the gentler sex. Chewing tobacco is permitted, but spit with the wind, not against it.
  • Gentlemen must refrain from the use of rough language in the presence of ladies and children.
  • Buffalo robes are provided for your comfort in cold weather. Hogging robes will not be tolerated and the offender will be made to ride with the driver.
  • Don't snore loudly while sleeping or use your fellow passenger's shoulder for a pillow; he or she may not understand and friction may result.
  • Firearms may be kept on your person for use in emergencies. Do not fire them for pleasure or shoot at wild animals as the sound riles the horses.
  • In the event of runaway horses remain calm. Leaping from the coach in panic will leave you injured, at the mercy of the elements, hostile Indians and hungry coyotes.
  • Forbidden topics of conversation are: stagecoach robberies and Indian uprisings.
  • Gents guilty of unchivalrous behavior toward lady passengers will be put off the stage. It's a long walk back. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Al Sharpton is Right

Race baiting buffoon and bozo, Al Sharpton, like a blind hog, will pick up an acorn every now and then. He said that strong advocates for states rights would love to see the federal government destabilized under Obama's administration.

I could not agree more. The federal gubment is broken. It has been broken for a very long time. It needs to be destabilized, dismantled, diminished, defunded......whatever.......and the rightful power returned to the states where it belongs in the first place. I hate to say that for once I agree with Al.

You Might Be a Facebook Drama Queen...

If you have ever really gotten mad or offended at anything you have read on Facebook,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you worry that you might offend someone else on Facebook,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you post something on Facebook and then delete it later cause you think it might make someone mad,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you have ever gotten mad and threatened to delete your Facebook account just so 72 of your friends can send comments and beg you to stay,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you post stuff about your medical or economic problems on Facebook so your friends can whine and call you a poor baby and tell you everything is going to be OK,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you post stuff about your dysfunctional family members on Facebook so your friends can whine and call you a poor baby and tell you everything is going to be OK,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you post stuff on Facebook about your ex-spouse, lover, significant other, laced with expletive after expletive and then collect at least 66 comments from all your whiny friends telling you they have been there too and "you will be ok, poor baby",
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen!

If you are certain that your only true friends in the world are Facebook friends and you become upset and have to take a tranquilizer if you think someone on Facebook has unfriended you,
you might be a Facebook DRAMA queen and good Lord! You need to get a life!


Now that we have all that stuff cleared up, are there any questions?

A Mid-Summer Night's Dream

I heard a caller yesterday on Rush Limbaugh lamenting that tea-party Republicans in the House and the Senate will not be enough. What is necessary is tea-party leadership in both of those bodies. Let's face it, boys and girls, Boehner and McConnell may be nice guys but they are just not able to cut the mustard when it comes to fixing the terrible mess we are in.

I got to thinking last night about the 2012 election and the possibilities. Would not it be wonderful if after the 2012 election we ended up with big majorities in both branches of congress? Would it not be even better if the Speaker of the House was Paul Ryan (or a reasonable facsimile)? Icing to the cake would be Senate Majority Leader, Marco Rubio!

Top it off with a President Bachmann, or Perry, or Cain, or Palin! How about John Bolton for Secretary of State? How cool would that be? Think of the possibilities we would have to really fix some of the problems in this country once and for all!

Yeah, I know! I'm dreaming. A mid-summer night's dream. But hey, great accomplishments all started with great dreams!

When CUTS are not CUTS and the GUBMENT Must Grow Every Year

My head is spinning and I am really having trouble getting my brain around this so called debt ceiling/debt crisis thing. Then yesterday I was listening to my friend Rush Limbaugh and thinking about the so called "Boehner plan" and the more I listened, the madder I got.

Yes, indeed, under the Boehner plan, Hussein Obama will be granted a trillion extra dollars which he can spend right away. On the other hand the trillion dollar "cuts" associated with the plan will only take effect over a period of 10 years. Hmmmm, what is wrong with this picture? When Boehner was on Rush's show the other day and Rush mentioned this very thing, there was silence. Boehner hesitated and stammered. He knew he was giving us a raw deal.

Then Rush started talking about this notion of "Base Line Budgeting". It seems that each year it has already been decided that gubment will grow at a rate of 10 or 12 percent. It doesn't matter if the 10 or 12 percent growth is needed. It doesn't matter where the money will be spent, no, none of that matters. The gubment is going to grow 10 to 12 percent each year come hell or high water. If our sluggish economy is only growing 1 or 2 percent each year, then, well, you can see the problem. The only solution is to BORROW more money and to do this, congress has to raise the debt ceiling.

If anyone dare suggest that instead of growing the gubment 10 percent next year, we instead only grow it 9 percent, the kook left will launch into the attack mode and start talking about all these heartless Draconian cuts. They will parade out bands of little old ladies perishing in the summer heat, children starving in public schools for lack of lunch programs, and Republicans pushing old folks in wheelchairs over a cliff! How dare we CUT programs for these "most vulnerable" Americans?

But the dirty little secret is that NOTHING ever really gets cut. A so called cut is simply a reduction in the rate of growth. So the whole thing is nothing more than a gigantic lie. The Boehner plan, the Reid plan, the imaginary Obama plan......none of those plans are going to do a damned thing to solve our debt and deficit woes. Cut, Cap, and Balance was the best thing out there, but with a Dimocrat senate and president, that will never fly.

Senator Jim Demint R-SC has had the best idea in that we should take gubment spending back to the levels of 2007 and freeze them there. I have not read all of senator Demint's figures but according to him, if we did this, there would be no need to raise taxes or raise the debt ceiling and out deficit  woes would automatically correct themselves within a 10 year period. Now I remember 2007. As I recall things were going along pretty well for the US at that time. Hell, things were great during the Clinton era! Why not go back to 1997 spending levels?

As long as this notion of base line budgeting is allowed to continue, we do not have a prayer of correcting our debt. As long as gubment grows each and every year, more and more money is going to be required. As long as gubment programs spend everything they have whether they need to or not, we will continue down the black hole.

Charles Krauthammer thinks the Boehner plan is a good plan. He thinks it gives the Republicans leverage over the Dimocrats in the 2012 election. Krauthammer thinks like most of the Warshington establishment. I am not so sure. If the Boehner plan passes (I am not sure it will) and the true conservatives have a real chance to see it for what it is (a cave and a compromise) then it may be third party time in Warshington which will assure Obama's reelection.

Perhaps the best thing that could happen would be NOTHING. Let the deadline of August 2 (hell it's already been moved a couple of times anyway) pass. Let the public see that the US will not default on its debt. Let the public see that the checks will still go out. Let's hear an outcry from the true conservatives that we want new leadership in the congress. Let's repeal Obamacare and start working on passing a balanced budget amendment. Let's start working to get rid of this notion of base line budgeting. Let's start working on the election of a whole bunch more conservative candidates in 2012. This is our only hope.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Summer Madness Edition


An interesting week we’ve had! As a friend of mine puts it, tanning in the Apocalypse.
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
This week’s contest is dedicated to Dymphna and The Baron at Gates of Vienna, because whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And to an absolutely incredible young lady whom I’m very proud of, starting year 15 today. Happy Birthday!
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Council News:
This week, Maggie’s Notebook,Restoring Honor Starts Here and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

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Friday, July 22, 2011

You're Black! You're Fired!

The best line I ever heard was from a shop foreman at the old Republic Steel when this young black kid was being reprimanded for the last time.

The black youth said to the shop foreman:
"You're firing me because I'm black!"

The boss said:
"No, we hired you because you were black.
We're firing you because you are useless!"

Same goes for the President of the United States..
 Hat tip - J.D. Pinkerton

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Headed Over the Cliff

This morning at work, a colleague of mine (another doctor) passed by and said, "You Tea Party types are going to take us over a cliff."

ME: "How is that?"

HIM: "Well you don't want to raise the debt ceiling do you?"

ME: "No I don't. Not one red cent. 14.3 trillion of debt is enough. It is time to stop spending. If we continue this course, WE WILL GO OVER A CLIFF. We are OUT OF MONEY."

HIM: "Well, I'm just frustrated that the politicians will not COMPROMISE to find a solution."

ME: "Compromise? There needs to be no more compromise. It is compromise and abandonment of conservative principles that has gotten us into this mess. I have decided that the only way the government is going to quit spending is to run out of money. No the debt ceiling does not need to be raised. They need to spend within their means, and service the remaining debt with the money they have and not a penny more."

I also let him know that this notion of "default" and "doom and gloom" was not nearly so dire as the left and the lame stream media would have us believe.

He shook his head and had a few more comments on who he thought might win the 2012 election and then he left. It is amazing to me that he really does not seem to comprehend the enormous mess that we are in. He does not understand that we are out of money. He does not understand that we are on borrowed time. He does not understand that the problem is SPENDING and inconceivable debt!

He would not handle his own finances in such a manner and yet it seems he thinks reckless spending and borrowing is just fine for the US. government.

COMPROMISE, oh how I hate that word.

Bear Story

Here's something rather interesting. Up in East Tennessee a black bear has been wandering around with a plastic jar stuck on its head. Apparently the poor animal had been in this predicament for about three weeks until finally tranquilized by a wildlife officer, who removed the jar. The animal only weighed about 115 pounds which is about half its normal weight. I am amazed it lived at all. I can see how it could have made it without food for three weeks, but how could it go without water for that long? I dunno what bears think about things but that could not have been a very happy creature.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Heat Wave Edition



To those of you suffering from the heat, here’s a consolation…Washington DC is a lot hotter and sweatier just now. And I’m not just talking about the weather,
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, Maggie’s Notebook and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

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The Americans with No Abilities Act (AWNAA)

Washington DC. July 21, 2011

The Obama administration is urging both houses of the congress to pass sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits to many Americans: The Americans with No Abilities Act (AWNAA). President Obama said he will sign it as soon as it hits his desk.

The AWNAA is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambitions.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society." said California Democrat senator, Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow people of inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers simply because they have some idea of what they are doing. We are legalizing another protected class of Americans."

In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, D-CA. and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, D-NV. pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest US. employer of persons of inability.

Private sector industries with good records of non-discrimination against the inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement warehouse stores (65%), as well as your local Radio Shack (98%). At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring persons of inability (a whopping 83%).

Under AWNAA, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created with important sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance based raises and promotions will be given so as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most inept employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of persons of inability into middle management positions. and gives a tax credit to small and medium sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, "Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?"

"As a non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Keri Cox, who lost his position as a lug nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, MI, due to his inability to remember "righty tighty, lefty loosey". "This new law should be real good for people like me," Cox added.  With the passage of this bill, Cox and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Senator, Dick Durbin, D-IL, "As a senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.

Monday, July 18, 2011

You May Be a Muslim

1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.
You may be a Muslim

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
You may be a Muslim

3. You have more wives than teeth.
You may be a Muslim

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean.
You may be a Muslim

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
You may be a Muslim

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
You may be a Muslim

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your underwear.
You may be a Muslim

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
You may be a Muslim

9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.
You may be a Muslim

10. Your cousin is president of the United States.
You may be a Muslim
Hat Tip - J.D. Pinkerton

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Don't That Just Beat All?

The day after the United States is scheduled to run out of money, August 2 (yeah, right), our dear leader Hussein Obama has a gala birthday bash/fundraiser scheduled for himself to the tune of $35,800 for couples.

What an opportunity to meet face to face with the incompetent Boob in Chief!

Now don't that just beat all?

OOPS! Got Yer Feelings Hurt Again Huh?

So Lady Gaga is now performing in wheelchairs? The NERVE of that woman! I am OUTRAGED! I am just beside myself! I going to lose sleep for several nights over this!.........Uh.....not really. In fact I think the whole thing is funny as hell but wouldn't you know that several disability groups are slamming Lady Gaga? Oh yes! Oh the horror!

Well I generally do not have much use for disability groups. In fact it really pisses me off that the gubment would require me to put a wheelchair ramp and a special parking place in front of my bidness. Hey I got nothing against handicapped people and I am sorry you're handicapped, but hey.....it ain't my fault!

As far as Lady Gaga is concerned....well, hell! It's Lady Gaga! What did you expect? Your fabricated outrage actually worked to her advantage. She no doubt got a bunch more publicity out of this than she otherwise would have.

Un-BEE-Lievable!

I'm mighty glad I don't live in New York City. Here's a crazy story of the Nanny Bloomberg administration trying to fine some guy $2000 for not watering his bees. According to the beekeeper there is a hive waterer just a few feet from the entrance of the hive. More outrageously there are several fresh water ponds within easy bee flying distance of the hive.

This story alleges that this whole thing is an attempt for cash strapped NYC to collect more revenues.

In any case the city finally reduced the beekeeper's fate to a "warning".

I have a question. Who pays the salary of the bee water inspector? Why do they need a bee water inspector? If they want to save money, would it not make a helluva lot more sense just to fire the bee water inspector and all the rest of these busybodies running around doing these ridiculous things and just leave people the hell alone?

I'm just asking!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Debt Ceiling Black Hole Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, Restoring Honor Starts Here ,
The Grouch, Constitutionalists United For Liberty and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Grouch Assesses Republican Primary Candidates - July Edition

Just in case any of you wondered where I stand, I thought I might give you my opinion of the current list of Republican presidential candidates. I'll update this each and every month until a single Republican is selected. If you think I'm all wet, leave me a comment and try to convince me otherwise:





CATEGORY 1
I WILL HAPPILY VOTE FOR:

Herman Cain
Michele Bachmann

CATEGORY 2
I WOULD HOLD MY NOSE AND VOTE FOR:

Rick Santorum
Ron Paul

CATEGORY 3
IF THEY ARE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, I'LL VOTE 3rd PARTY, YOU'RE WELCOME, PRESIDENT OBAMA:

Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Jon Huntsman
Gary Johnson
Tim Pawlenty (Demoted from CAT 2 to CAT 3 today)

There are several other minor candidates who I have omitted. If any should float to the top, I will render a judgement upon them.

Just for fun I'm watching Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Paul Ryan, and John Bolton as possibles. If any of these later declare, I will certainly give you a grouchified opinion.

There you go. The GROUCH has spoken. If you don't like my selections, let's hear about it!

I'm Sorry! So Sorry!

Well, Republican presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, is in the apology mode after declaring that rival presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has "sex appeal". WHY is he apologizing? Good grief! Bachmann is a nice looking woman! He was telling the truth! Why apologize for telling the truth?

Oh, excuse the hell out of me! I suppose someone got offended! At least I guess one of his staffers told him that. We would not want anyone to be offended.

Had it been me I would have said, "I stand by my remark. Congresswoman Bachmann is an attractive woman. If someone is offended by my remark, well, then, might I suggest you have way too much time on your hands? I shall not apologize for telling the truth."

Now explain to me why he could not have said that?

Good Lord, would you rather vote for someone who looked like THIS?
I have been trying to be fair and listen to Pawlenty. I've tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, but we have to face facts, folks. He's just a spineless, limp wristed, wishy washy, finger in the wind, RINO. This is not the type of personality we need fighting against those on the left who want to destroy this country. Let us not forget he was for man-made global warming and cap and trade before he was against it! I am erasing Pawlenty from my list of ALLOWED Republican candidates. If he is the one in November 2012, I'm voting 3rd party, SORRY.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'll Have a Little Ethylene Glycol in my Smoothie!

Here's another just PRECIOUS story about a 78 year old geezer who survived after being poisoned by his 33 year old "roommate". The woman laced the old boy's peach smoothie with antifreeze. Evidently this woman told authorities she tried to poison him cause he was "being mean to her children".

Just for fun, here's a picture of the old girl:
WOW! Put on a happy face!

PBWI (Puppy Buying While Intoxicated)

Here's an interesting story. A pet store in New York City has banned sales of puppies to customers who are intoxicated. Evidently the place is surrounded by bars and many of the clientele are drunk. The owners tell these people to come back the next day. Hopefully they are sober the next day. I have my doubts.

I find this refreshing in that this establishment has decided to do this. I am a little bit surprised that New York City, where everything is regulated by Nannymeister, Micheal Bloomberg, has not come up with a law prohibiting drunken puppy purchasing, forcing all privately owned pet stores to comply. They probably had just not thought of it yet. Now, we'll see if this prompts the nanny state into action.

The article only mentions puppies. It did not say anything about protections for cats, fish, lizards, birds, etc. Hmmmmm.

I'm Glad It's Over

We have suffered for weeks now watching and listening to the Casey Anthony murder trial. In fact the whole thing has pretty much turned me against watching Fox News. Day after day we have been treated to so called "EXPERTS" which are no more than screeching, has-been lawyers giving us the blow by blow report.

Why was this a national story in the first place? There are murders all the time. These are local and state issues. I spent the 4th of July at home. It would have been great if Fox had had a couple of specials honoring our country and our troops, but no........Casey Anthony.

Now what is really funny is that all the pundits thought she was toast. It was simply a matter of execution or life in prison. Then she was acquitted! BWAA HAA HAA! Yesterday I heard some new pundits on Fox saying how they "knew all along" the prosecution did not have enough evidence to convict her. Yeah, right! Why did we not hear from those people before the verdict?

Now for the past couple of days I have seen this thing on Facebook about turning your porch light on for Caylee Anthony. Turning your porch light on? Now what the hell good is that gonna do other than waste electricity? It sure as hell is not gonna bring the little kid back. Oh, forgive me, how insensitive could I be? Turning the porch light on is gonna make everybody FEEL BETTER. It's that all important symbolism over substance, doncha see? It's what Oprah would do!

I saw some other ramblings on Facebook stating that the verdict was an "outrage". More pundits on TV were saying our legal system was "broken". Another pundit called the jury a bunch of "BOOBS". REALLY? As sweet Wifey and I were discussing, the defense attorney only has to inject reasonable doubt into the mind of one juror. This lawyer managed to get all 12 to agree.

I have no problem with the verdict. I don't find it outrageous. On the contrary, Casey Anthony was acquitted after a fair trial in the method prescribed by law. Do I think Casey Anthony is a lying scumbag? Yes! Do I think she's a sorry excuse for a human being? Yes! Did she kill her child? PROBABLY!

Many guilty people have been acquitted by our courts. Many more guilty will go free in the future. Thank God the state must convince 12 people of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. You'd feel the same way if your life hung in the balance, especially if you were innocent.

And so life goes on.......FINALLY. I heard that Casey Anthony stands to make a fortune from her story. I also heard that she plans to get on with her life and have another baby. Oh, now that's just GREAT! Only in America!

Oh, in case you wondered, my porch light is OFF.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Summertime Blues Edition


You just never know when a Great White will pop up out of nowhere to spoil your whole day…
Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
This week’s contest is dedicated to a great man honored in far away places.


Council News:

This week, Maggie’s Notebook, Sentry Journal and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook..’cause we’re cool like that!

A Nice Bumper Sticker

Might have to get me one of these.....
Hat tip - Neal Boortz

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America

Well, the MORBID STRANGERS celebrated Independence Day a day early (July 3) as we rocked the Texas Bottoms south of Hohenwald, TN.
A large crowd was in attendance enjoying the heat, the music, the food, and the fireworks.
I think everyone had a great time, especially the band.
Go HERE to take a look at yesterday's pictures.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

RINO REMINDER


Senator Lamar Alexander is the traitorous senator from Tennessee who voted to confirm the racist judge, Sonya Sotomayor. Never again will I vote for Lamar Alexander. He is not up for re-election until 2014, but I intend to post this reminder each and every month until then. I hope he either resigns or they run a true conservative against him in the primary. I challenge my fellow bloggers to do the same if you have RINO's in your state that need to go. I may add my other senator, Bob Corker, to this reminder. I'm waiting for him to cross the aisle again and work with Dimocrats.