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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Signing Off for 2011

Well this will be the final post from the GROUCH for 2011. In just a little while I'll be headed out to play a New Years gig with the MORBID STRANGERS. Y'all be careful out there and don't drink and drive. Stay safe and I'll see you next year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ridiculous Lawsuits? Blame the Lawyers!

Didja know that someone can sue you for most anything? They might not like the way you look, the way you talk, or the way you walk. It doesn't matter, you can be sued. Now that doesn't mean you could be successfully sued, but still you would have to defend yourself. You'd have to hire a lawyer. If your time is valuable you might have to waste some of it talking to the lawyer, giving a deposition, or even going to court. Even if you win, it's gonna cost YOU!

I read an article that got my dander up just a bit, "Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2011 Announced".

You can click on the link and read the whole thing but here are the highlights:

Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police.

 Man suing for age discrimination says judge in his case is too old.

 Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing favorites.

 Obese man sues burger joint over tight squeeze in booths.

 Woman sues over movie trailer; says not enough driving in ‘Drive’.

 Mom files suit against exclusive preschool over child’s college prospects.

 Man sues bar for not disarming him before he started drinking (and fighting).

 Passenger’s lawsuit says cruise ship was too fast.

 Woman disagrees with store over 80¢ refund, sues for $5m.

 Mother sues Chuck E. Cheese – says games encourage gambling in children.

Now there is an EASY fix for all this nonsense. There should be a nationwide conversion to a LOSER PAYS legal system. If you bring a nonsensical suit against your neighbor and you lose, YOU PAY! You pay for your neighbor's attorney, their legal fees, court costs, time lost, whatever!

Why does this not happen? Lawyers of course! This would mean fewer lawsuits, probably fewer lawyers and less pay for lawyers. Since most of the politicians are lawyers, well, hell......you get the idea.

If I were king, things would be a lot different.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Payroll Tax Cut Charade - by Crystal Wright

I don’t care what the Wall Street Journal said or other so called political geniuses from the GOP establishment, House Republicans blew it this week when they caved into Senate Democrats two month payroll tax holiday scam. Speaker Boehner should have called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bluff and forced the Senate to come back to Washington and work with the House to pass the payroll tax cut for a year. (SNIP)

Collectively, House Republicans should have hit the airwaves reminding Americans, Obama’s so called tax holiday robbed the Social Security Trust Fund of about $120 billion last year and stimulated nothing. (SNIP)

This so called tax cut for the middle-class is nothing more than Democrats and Obama playing Robin Hood--- robbing from the Social Security Trust Fund. Republicans need to remind Americans Obama and the Democrats payroll tax cut is one big fiasco along with Obama’s failed policies. 

 If this payroll tax holiday is continued for another eight years, the Social Security Trust Fund could be completely wiped out of funds. It’s interesting to note Democrats consistently oppose any ideas of privatizing Social Security, including Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan but are all too willing to threaten it’s solvency by robbing it of funds.

Go HERE to read all about this great gubment SCAM!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mitt Romney Redefines Conservatism While Newt Apologizes

The more I hear from Mitt Romney, the more I can't stand him. Now he is trying to tell us Romneycare in Massachusetts including the individual mandate is based on conservative principles. Where, where in the Constitution is the gubment empowered to make me purchase anything? I can't find it.

And Newt is running around apologizing and trying to distance himself from Mitt. I guess Newt was for the individual mandate before he was against it! This whole thing is disgusting. Looks like Rick Santorum might be starting to make a move. There is still hope for true conservatism.

Go HERE to read about the whole nauseating mess and watch an equally nauseating video!

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Buh-Bye 2011 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.
The New Year fast approaches and 2012 is just around the corner..the year of the Dragon, a time of energy, change and important decision in Chinese Astrology.
Council News:
This week, Ask Marion and The Pagan Temple 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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order 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

Cheetah is Dead

Cheetah, the famous chimp of the 1930's Tarzan movies has died at age 80, at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, FL.

Gee whiz, I guess I didn't realize chimps lived so long.

The sanctuary volunteer, Ron Priest, said Cheetah was well behaved but when upset about something would throw feces. Cheetah had been observed throwing feces at pictures of Barack Hussein Obama. However, it was later discovered that Cheetah was simply angry with the president because he chose Michelle for a mate rather than the feisty chimp.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What is She Thinking?

Just when I think I can't find a cuter picture of sweet beagle, Penelope, she always surprises me. You just have to wonder what sweet little thoughts are going through that little dog brain.

Cuts? Cuts? I don't see no Steenkin' Cuts!

Back in August, the Kenyan American president, Barry Soetoro begged congress to raise the debt ceiling so we could pay our bills on time. Of course there were supposed to be cuts to go along with it......oh wait, I think those "cuts" were supposed to happen over the next 10 years.

Now little Barry is asking for another 1.2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling bringing the national debt to nearly 16.4 trillion. So lessee, we increase the debt 2.1 trillion in just a few months and the "cuts" happen over 10 years? Hmmmmmm.......cuts? I don't see no steenkin' cuts!

We are so screwed!

Newt's Pants are on Fire!

It was just a few short months ago, when Newt was sitting back in the pack, not criticizing anybody. I distinctly remember him saying that any of the candidates on the stage, including Ron Paul, would make a vastly better president than Hussein Obama.

Now Newt has taken the lead and lost the lead at least in Iowa to Ron Paul. Suddenly Newt has decided that Paul would be "worse than Obama".  Oh my how things change in such a short time and how the rhetoric follows suit! But one thing never changes. Newt is a RINO and a liar! If he is elected president, who knows what we will get? At least with Obama, we know EXACTLY what we will get. He told us before the first election.

Frankly if the next president is Paul, Gingrich, or Romney, we'll still be in deep doo doo.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Murry Chrissmuss from the GROUCH

Christmas has finally come. Sweet Wifey (oh so sweet) did very well this year. Santa treated her to a new Seiko diamond watch which she needed badly.
But it gets better. She also has a brand new MacBook Pro. Her old Dell has served her well, but after all, it is a Windows (ugh) machine.
The GROUCH did not do badly either. I got some new stuff for my motorcycle including a fine set of chaps, several different shirts, but the big surprise was my new STEEL GUITAR.
This should be interesting since I know nothing about steel guitars. I will plan on being an expert by this time next year.

Even sweet Penny had a good Christmas.
We are all very grateful and thankful for the nice things we have at Christmas time, but mostly we are thankful for Jesus and thankful for each other. Happy New Year one and all!

If you'd like to look at all our Christmas pictures, go HERE, or for hires versions, HERE.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Secret of Christmas

When I was just a wee lad I had an old vinyl LP with several Christmas songs. One of them was "The Secret of Christmas" performed by the late, great Bing Crosby. I have since heard many other artists perform this song but none ever did it as much justice as Crosby.

One of my favorite lines of all times is:

So may I suggest, the secret of Christmas, is not the things you do at Christmas time, but the Christmas things you do all year through.

If we all lived by that advice, what a much better place planet earth would be. Thanks to Facebook friend, Teresa Gates for sending me the Youtube link:

Whatever Happened to Free Speech?

Two New York high school students were recently suspended for organizing several "kneel-downs" in honor of controversial Denver Broncos QB, Tim Tebow.

The kids stated that their actions were not of a religious nature but rather just a way of honoring the accomplishments of the famous quarterback.

Tim Tebow said of the incident, "You have to respect the position of authority and people that God's put as authority over you, so that's part of it, and just finding the right place and the right time to do things is part of it, too." Hmmmmm, what a classy answer. Too bad the people with authority are godless heathens a lot of the time.

I have to say that regardless of the motivation of the students, what about their right of free speech and expression, especially when students in some places run around wearing their britches down below their butts and spend time spraying graffiti on the schoolhouse walls?

And once again, what would have happened if they had started praying to Allah? Wanna bet nothing would have been said? Hmmmmmm?

Congress and the President - Just Killing Time

Watching the congress bicker over the payroll tax extension has been nauseating to say the least. Both the Dimocrats and the Republicans want to extend the payroll tax cut. The argument is about how long the extension should be. The Dims want to extend it until the end of February which for all practical purposes will be impossible to implement while the GOP wants to extend it for a whole year.

Obama continues his lies to the public stating that the "tax cut" will create jobs. Of course it won't amount to a hill of beans as far as job creation is concerned. Just another lie. He's just killing time.

What nobody seems to talk about is the long term implication of the payroll tax cut. The payroll tax is the SOLE FUNDING SOURCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY. Social Security is already in trouble and paying out more than it takes in. The Looney Facebook Liberals are always wringing their hands and screeching about how the evil Republicans are trying to steal THEIR (notice the entitlement mentality) Social Security. At the same time they CHEER the efforts of Hussein Obama and the Senate Dimocrats to extend the payroll tax cut saying it is a good thing for all those hard working middle class Americans.

Sigh, it's just a political ploy. Both parties have latched onto this notion of a tax cut simply to make political hay. If they are really interested in tax cuts, what say the make the Bush tax cuts permanent? Oh the HORROR! Or what say they permanently abolish the capital gains tax or the death tax? Oh the HORROR! No, they're not really interested in tax cuts. They are just killing time and kicking the can down the road.

Killing time........killing time.........killing time........and the generally uninformed public will just lap it all up like a pig eating slop when it's all just a big lie.

My friend Clint Black says it best.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Pierce The Darkness Edition


Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, freedom and victory is upon us again.Those who wish to find out a little more about what this holiday is about can visit here. A hearty Hag Hanukkah Sameach to those of you whom celebrate!
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 humbly dedicated to those Americans spending the holidays serving overseas far from home.
Council News:
This week, Ask Marion, The Independent Sentinel, 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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order 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 and Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Friday, December 16, 2011

VOTERS GUIDE TO REPUBLICANS......Show this to a student you know.........open their eyes to the TRUTH

Tired of your Dimocrat friends calling you racist, fascist, Nazi, greedy etc? Direct to them to this video and ask them to explain themselves. I shamelessly stole this from GeeeeZ, but it was too good not to share.

Christmas Carolers Kicked out of Post Office

United States Postal Service photo

No … don’t remember which Post Office.  Saw the story on the tube this morning.  A Post Office manager told Christmas carolers to get out … leave … and don’t come back unless they’re buying stamps or mailing something.

I’m just bringing this up to remind you that there is a war on Christmas in this country – and to suggest to you that this war exists because in this era of big government you need to remember that it’s government, not Santa Claus, that brings you what you ask for; and that it’s government, not God, that you should be worshipping.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

The Teacher asked young Patrick Murphy: "What do you do at Christmas time?

Patrick addressed the class: "Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns; then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys.

"Very nice Patrick," she said. "Now Angelo Ianucci , what do you do at Christmas?"

Well, Ms. Jones, me and my sister also go to church with Mom and Dad and we sing Ave Maria , dance the Tarantella and when we get home we put almond cookies and Amaretto by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents.

Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, "Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at Christmas?"

Isaac said, "Well, it's the same thing every year...Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce; then we drive to Dad's toy factory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves...And begin to sing: “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”..........Then we all go to the Bahamas ..."

Hat Tip - Neal Boortz

The Grouch Assesses Republican Presidential Candidates - December Edition

Well, according to the polls, the candidates who I like the least, Romney, Gingrich, and Paul, are in the lead, while the candidates I like the most, Bachmann, Perry, and Santorum, are bringing up the rear. My choice, Herman Cain, is gone, destroyed by lies and innuendos.......hmmmm I'm still waiting to hear some FACTS that he did anything wrong. I'll probably be waiting a long time.........ah yes the destruction of a black conservative......alas I digress. Go HERE to read my November assessment if you've not been paying attention.

I'm not sure what to make of any of these polls. Gingrich now seems to be slipping a bit. I would bet it's because people are finally starting to pay attention and see him for the RINO he really is. Romney is also slipping. I almost had to laugh out loud when Romney tried to accuse Gingrich of being a moderate.

I hear a little story every now and then that seems to suggest Bachmann and Perry are starting to move up a bit. My hope is that either one of them will take off and take center seat. I'd be OK with Santorum too but it just seems that guy can't get traction no matter what.

So who knows where this will end? By my next assessment, the Iowa caucuses will be history. Who will be left and who will be gone? I stand by my guns. If the Republican candidate is not Bachmann, Perry, or Santorum, I will sit out the general election. It's time for conservatives to stand up and take charge.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

No More Texting/Cellphoning While Driving? GOOD!

Y'all know I'm very libertarian when it comes to gubment laws, rules, and regulations but the numbers don't lie and it's pretty obvious to me that distracted driving causes traffic accidents. The distraction? Texting and talking on the cellphone of course. And I am all for laws which would require the damned things be turned off and the device put in the trunk. Oh the HORROR! How will we ever survive?

Well might I remind you that we got along just fine before the age of cellphones and mobile devices and I am sure we would do just fine once again. If you must make a call or send a text, then PULL OFF THE DAMNED ROAD! GEEZ!

Well the federal gubment agency the NTSB wants to ban your use of electronic devices while driving. Here is where the gubment and I part company. This should be an issue where the STATES pass these laws, not the FEDERAL GUBMENT. The feds have no business whatsoever sticking their noses in this one. Like I said I am very libertarian about most issues of gubment regulation, but this behavior is a direct threat to other drivers in much the same manner as driving drunk. It should be banned.

It is funny but while I was composing this post, there was a woman on Facebook texting and telling the world that she just called 911 to report an old lady driving 80 mph on the highway. Of course it never dawned on her that her texting while driving was equally as dangerous. Perhaps she should have reported herself to the 911 operator......SIGH. Yeah, it was REAL IMPORTANT that everyone on Facebook be alerted to the 80 mph granny.

Romney and Obama are CLONES?

The Grouch is indeed on the cutting edge. A few weeks ago in a post I made the comment that the self admitted RINO, Mitt Romney and disgraceful POTUS Hussein Obama were pretty much alike. Evidently someone at Fox News is paying attention to the Grouch. Get a load of the screen grab below:
Take a close look. See anything strange? Perhaps a Freudian slip? Oops!

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Personal Ads 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, Ask Marion, 912 Super Seniors, 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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order 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 and Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Divine Intervention in Denver

A miracle from the Almighty occurred in Denver today. Tim Tebow's prayers were evidently heard and answered. Please allow me to reconstruct the miracle for you:

It is the 4th quarter with less than 2 minutes to go. The score is Chicago 10, Denver 7. Denver is out of timeouts.

Chicago had the ball. All they had to do was run out the clock and win the game.

For inexplicable reasons, Chicago running back, Marion Barber, runs out of bounds, stopping the clock. This gave Denver time to try and make a comeback.

Denver drives down the field and on 4th down with just a few seconds left, Denver is ready to try a 58 yard field goal, sending the game into overtime.

Beautiful, sweet Wifey, who cares little for football says, "I hate overtime, but I hope he makes it. I want to see Tim Tebow win."

The kick is GOOD! The game is tied and goes to overtime.

The Broncos win in overtime with another long 51 yard field goal.

And so we have a miracle in Denver. The much maligned Christian QB, Tim Tebow said, "It shows, if you believe, unbelievable things can happen. That was a great comeback for this team, led by the defense and the coaches. And a team that constantly believes."

Interesting play on words, doncha think? It was one of the ugliest games I ever remember watching but I have a feeling it will be one long remembered. 

I doubt God cares much about football, but I think He appreciates it when one of His creations gives Him credit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

70 Years Ago

70 years ago today, the quiet, Hawaiian Sunday morning was interrupted by the sounds of aircraft, bomb blasts, gunfire, death, and destruction.

The Japanese had launched their attack against our fleet at Pearl Harbor and America and the world changed forever. Let us not forget the sacrifices of the greatest generation.

Harry Morgan is Dead

Actor, Harry Morgan, died today at age 96. I guess he was best remembered for his role in the M.A.S.H. TV series as colonel Potter. I even remember him from a 60's sitcom called Pete and Gladys as well as the old Dragnet TV shows and tons and tons of old movies.

I always enjoyed the parts he played and he gave me many smiles in my life. Like many of the fine actors I grew up with, I'm going to miss Harry.

Trouble Ahead for Tim Tebow

I've already blogged about about Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who publicly professes his faith in Jesus Christ. They're still criticizing Tebow. The naysayers talk about Tebow's poor mechanics (or lack of them), his poor footwork, his faith in Jesus .... oh wait, that wasn't supposed to slip out!

To the dismay of many, in spite of the criticism, Tebow is a WINNER. The Broncos have won 5 games in a row and are tied for first place in their division. For now, Tebow is safe. Everyone loves a winner. Sooner or later it seems every player and every team hits a slump though and you better believe the long knives will be out for Tebow. Unfortunately when that slump does finally come you can bet it will be many times worse for the former Florida Gator.

The liberal and Godless sports media will be standing in line, ready to tear him to shreds. They will blame his mechanics, footwork, and "lack of ability", but underneath it all they will be saying, "Where is your Jesus now, Tim? Where did he go?" and all the while they will be laughing with glee.

Just watch. It will happen.

Newt Surges and the Left, the Establishment, and the Media are Nervous.

2 Different kinds of RINOs 

Well, Newt Gingrich is surging big time in the polls. Have you noticed how nervous the left, the media and the Republican establishment have become? Anyone with half a brain can tell that the left and the lame stream media are hoping Romney will be the Republican candidate. Why? Of course it is because the left and the media are mighty sure that Obama can beat Romney. I tend to agree. As soon as the Obama campaign mentions Romneycare and Mitt's many flips and flops, he will be toast. In 2008 the left correctly decided that John McCain would easily lose to Obama. The traitorous Colin Powell told us that McCain would be our best candidate and then turned around and voted for Obama. Yes indeed, the Dems are trying to point us down the same path to failure. And many on "our side" are stupid enough to let it happen.

Of course the establishment Republicans think Mitt is the man because they incorrectly think that his flippy floppy middle of the road approach to politics will appeal to the mass of independent voters. If Romney does capture independents in the general it won't be because of his positions but because they will be voting against Hussein Obama. Too bad for Mitt that he will still lose because he won't have a big chunk of the conservative base voting on him. No, many of us like me will stay home or vote for a 3rd party. So either way you want to cut it, Romney is a loser.

The pundits on Fox News are almost nauseating as they watch Newt gain ground and watch Mitt slide. They tell us that Newt can't win. They tell us that Newt is a loose cannon. The incorrectly tell us that Newt is a conservative that won't appeal to independent voters. They are so nervous that Newt is going to be the guy that they are about to mess in their britches.

The fact of the matter is that I believe Newt can win handily over Obama. He has managed to convince many conservatives (I am not one of them) that he is a conservative. Also he seems more than willing to take Obama to task in the general election. Donald Trump has proven this tactic is successful. If you remember back when we thought he might be a candidate he continuously pummeled Obama on everything from his failed policies to his fake birth certificate. Trump was very popular. The lame stream media and the Republican establishment were going absolutely nuts. On the other hand, if Newt decides to tone down his rhetoric against Obama for fear of being called "unpresidential" or a "racist" then he will follow John McCain into the dustbin of political history.

There is not much time left until the primaries begin. My hope is that Newt will be able to damage Romney beyond repair. At the same time perhaps the lame stream media can destroy Newt and allow one of the few remaining conservatives (Bachmann, Perry, Santorum) to have a fighting chance. In any case I am neutral in the fight between Mitt and Newt. I won't vote for either one of them. I am still a conservative first.

The Problem With The Occupy Wall Street Generation - John Hawkins

If you're tired of watching the lazy, entitled, maggot infested OCCUPY bunch on TV, go read this article by John Hawkins. He begins:

Playing baseball games without keeping score. Parents not allowed to cheer for one side or the other at basketball games. Refusing to use red ink to grade tests because it's too jarring. No dodgeball. Participation trophies. Telling kids, "You're special," without their doing anything to show they're special.

Newsflash: You may be special to God, your mommy, and your teacher just because you were born, but the rest of us aren't impressed.

The world doesn't owe you a living, a promotion, or any special consideration at all. The people who tell you otherwise are doing it because they think you're stupid, easy to manipulate, and they want to use you for their own purposes.

Oh, but what about the lucky ones, you say? The lazy, good-for-nothing punk kids who just happened to be born in the right family and live a life of luxury as a result?

What about them? There's always a little bit of randomness in life. The woman who does everything right and gets hit by a bus before she ever gets her payoff or the guy who does everything wrong and seems to get every break. So what? Is the idea supposed to be that you should have everything you want in life handed to you on a silver platter even though you're lazy and good-for-nothing because the Kennedy family exists?

Wait, wait, I forgot; you're not lazy and good-for-nothing. Your teacher told you that you are special and so did your mommy.
 There's more, and it's good:

We're creating a nation full of man-children because every stupidity and immorality you can think of is now being tolerated. Build your house on a flood plain so dangerous you can't even insure it? No problem; somebody will pay for it. Have 15 kids with 3 different men? No problem; somebody will pay for it. Ride your bike down a trail you weren't supposed to when it was icy and fall? No problem; somebody will pay for it. Make a really dumb deal on a house and get underwater on your mortgage? No problem; somebody will help pay for it. We've got a lot of people dedicated to proving that they're "tolerant" and "not mean" who really should be asking whether or not they are being stupid.


Of course, this mentality has shaped outlooks on life, too. If you're a woman and failing, the patriarchy must be keeping you down. If you're black and behind, the white man must be holding you back. If you're an illegal alien, the problem isn't that you broke the law; it must be that racists don't like you. If you have minimal skills and a gaggle of illegitimate kids, the state must not be doing enough to help you. Can't pay your mortgage? The bank must have ripped you off. If you're poor, some rich guy must be taking money that was somehow meant for you. The only good thing about the way losers blame everybody but themselves for their own failures is that it warns the rest of us that they're losers.

Yes indeed, my philosophy is that your position in life is not due to luck, but rather the CHOICES you make in you life, good or bad. If you end up in the toilet, don't go around squalling and blaming someone else. Blame yourself for your stupid life choices. Go HERE to read the whole article.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – One Sunday Morning In Hawaii 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.
This week’s contest is dedicated to the fallen…and to the living, who endured, preserved our beloved Republic and provided us with a path and an example for these times.
Council News:
This week, Liberty’s Spirit, 912 Super Seniors, The Independent Sentinel , Arthur Hu 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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order 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 and Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What is All the Screaming About?

If you suddenly came upon a dead body out in the woods or in an alley, what would you do? I'd probably say, "Day-um! Look at that! Better call the cops!"

Would you let out an intense, guttural scream? Hmmmmmm, probably not. Well, you might if you were a defenseless woman, at least that what all the TV shows would have you believe. Have you ever noticed on these TV dramas like CSI that the discovery of a body is often followed by one of those screams, followed by an advertisement?

I can only think of a few circumstances where a scream might be useful, like when being chased by a grizzly bear? On the other hand it might be better to exert energy running, or climbing a tree rather than screaming.

Perhaps falling off the Empire State building would warrant a scream. On the other hand, in a few seconds you're gonna be dead, scream or not, so I just don't know.

Oh well, I guess it's just television's attempt to create dramatic effect, like when people ride an ambulance to the hospital for a mosquito bite. Yeah, that's gotta be it.

Morbid Strangers Rock Christmas

A great time was had by all Friday night when those oh so festive MORBID STRANGERS rocked the Decatur County General Hospital Christmas Party. There was plenty of good food, lots of smiles, dancing, good music of course, drawings and prizes for the well deserving hospital staff. I can't think of when we all have had a better time. If you'd like to look at all the pictures of the event click HERE.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Thrill is Gone

Well back in the summer I was mighty excited by the field of candidates lining up for the Republican primary. Real conservatives like Cain, Perry, and Bachmann were making themselves known.

Now that the hatchet job has been completed on Herman Cain and the other conservatives have faded into the background it appears that once again we may be left with another watered down, squishy RINO as our candidate. As it was in 2008 when conservative, Fred Thompson dropped out, the thrill is gone. Now it's just more of the same old story and in the general election we'll once again be faced with the situation of voting for the lesser of two evils. Problem is that when you vote for the lesser of two evils, your choice is still EVIL.

Looks more and more likely that I will sit out the 2012 general election. I have a feeling that a lot of others will follow suit. I'm not going to vote for Romney or Gingrich. Congratulations Hussein Obama on your second term and God help the United States.

My hope is that from now to primary time, the left or Mitt Romney will manage to get Gingrich's head into the guillotine and chop it off nice and clean. Maybe, just maybe, Perry, Bachmann, or even Santorum will manage to float back to the top and give us a much needed conservative in the general election. I am not hopeful.

Watch and listen to my good friend, B.B. King express my feelings.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Neal Boortz Interviews More Candidates

Radio talk show host Neal Boortz takes time to interview Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul. If you missed the first round of interviews back in October, click HERE and go listen. As before I felt these courteous and cordial interviews were much more informative than the stuff we hear on the debates. So find a little time, kick back, relax, and listen:

Michele Bachmann

Ron Paul

Deer Season Half a Century Ago - by Paul Kengor

This week hunters across America storm the woods loaded for deer. For yet another indication of how times have changed, consider this account of deer season a half century ago:

My mother’s family lived in Emporium, Pennsylvania, as did dozens of their relatives. Emporium is a tiny town nestled in the mountains near the north/central part of the state. Back in the 1940s, when my mother was born, my grandmother had worked as a Rosie Riveter at the Sylvania plant. Some reading this article will remember owning a huge, heavy Sylvania TV—back when you got only three channels.

Sylvania employed half the town. Farming was another means of employment, which my grandfather and his parents and nine siblings had done down the road in Rich Valley.

Still, neither Sylvania nor farming nor anything else did much to populate tiny emporium.

Once a year, however, the place was flooded with people. That time of year was Deer Season, when out-of-town hunters arrived like an incoming Army, loaded with rifles and bullets. “Army” is a good metaphor, given that a large portion of the hunters were World War II vets. They came from the mills and mines of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. They came to shoot a deer.

During that special week, Emporium’s streets were bustling, the bars were jammed, and churches had more people than usual, including St. Mark’s, where hunters sought out the priest for a blessing before heading into the woods........go HERE to read the rest.

Where There's Smoke There's ???

Most people say, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." I say, "Where there's smoke around a conservative, there are journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together."

This is Ann Coulter's assessment of the hatchet job performed on Herman Cain by the lamestream media in her article:


This is a well written synopsis of the politics of personal destruction launched against my friend, Herman Cain. I am afraid the left may have succeeded in destroying this man as they hand us candidates like Romney or Gingrich. Indeed they fear Cain greatly. Imagine that, a well educated, highly successful black man who did not accept his place in society as a "victim" and never reached for a gubment handout. Of course they fear him.

Please go read Ann's article.

Hanging with Herman

Herman Cain is hanging in there, in spite of the lies and distortions that have been launched against him from the left and the establishment Republicans. I don't know if he'll last, but I sure won't vote for Romney or Gingrich and these are the ones the media talking heads are trying to convince us are in the game.

Even sweet Wifey is wavering. She told me the "woman" in her was saying Herman might be a dirty rat. Well, that's understandable when you hear it day after day. But you have to understand WHERE all this stuff is coming from. I am hanging with Herman until he is elected, defeated, or says he's done.

Newt Gingrich - Wrong for America

I am not a Ron Paul supporter, but his campaign came up with this on Newt Gingrich. It is very telling. It bothers me greatly that many are running around saying Newt is the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, especially when we have some REAL conservative candidates out there. Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, or Rick Santorum are all infinitely better choices than Newt. Kick back and watch the video: