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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Your New Baby is MORALLY IRRELEVANT

A group of liberal lunatics at Oxford University have declared that newborn babies are "morally irrelevant", are not "actual persons", and do not have "a moral right to life". They assert that killing these babies is no different that aborting them before birth. Read the article HERE.

Sweet Wifey posted on this as well. Go read about it HERE. I'm not going to say anything else other than this is where you find yourself when you subscribe to liberal principles and attach yourself to the Democrat party.

It's absolutely unbelievable. Jesus has got to be weeping from His throne in heaven. Oh, wait, someone is going to think I am a religious fanatic and not looking at this intellectually!
Not a person! No right to life! Kill it now!

Will the REAL Doctor Please Stand Up?


Sweet Wifey and I went to the movies last night. Before the show begins, the theater has advertisements on the screen. One particular ad was talking about a medical clinic in Jackson, Tn. and mentioned a DOCTOR So-and So. On the first pass I thought I saw something a little funny. On the second pass I read the fine print and determined that DOCTOR So-and-So was not an MD doctor but rather held a degree called “Doctor of nursing practice”. Of course nowhere in the audio accompanying the ad was there a mention that Dr. So-and-So was not an MD.

Now I have no particular problem with nurse practitioners. In fact I preceptor a nurse practitioner (holds a masters degree) who is very well qualified and is smarter than a bunch of MD doctors I know.

What does bug me is when people slap the term DOCTOR in front of their name, implying that they are medical doctors but instead hold some other kind of doctorate.

Dr. Anna Marie
There is a “doctor” on TV called DOCTOR Anna Marie who advertises herself as a health specialist. I think she is somehow connected with the Weather Channel. I have seen a few of her spots from time to time and never do I remember a disclaimer from her telling the audience that she WAS NOT a medical doctor. No, she is a podiatrist. Now I don’t have anything against podiatrists. They have to go to school and have to perfect surgical skills to practice their profession. But if you’re going to advertise yourself as a doctor, you should specify what type of doctor you happen to be. I have nothing against Anna Marie DPM, but why do I have to do a search to discover her actual credentials? We had a staff podiatrist at a hospital where I used to practice. She could not admit patients on her own. One of us MD types had to do the admitting and then she could do her podiatric procedures. You get the idea. Rules may be different in other states.

I remember an ad on TV for some sort of gadget purported to reduce the size of your waistline. The product was endorsed by a Dr. Feelgood. If you read the fine print you discovered that Dr. Feelgood was a chiropractor, not a medical doctor, but if you had your eyes closed and not carefully reading the screen, you’d never know the difference.

Another infomercial a while back advertised some kind of natural remedy that was supposed to treat erectile dysfunction. Two different “doctors” attested about the effectiveness of THEIR product. Turns out that both of these doctors turned out to have PhD’s in psychology, but you’d never realize that unless you carefully looked at the commercial. Again I have nothing against PhD’s. My sister has a PhD in microbiology and is one of the smartest people I know.

By the way folks, those NATURAL remedies for erectile dysfunction are worthless. They are based on hocus pocus and not scientific fact. Save your money.

Every time I hear something about a DOCTOR Whats-his-name fly by on TV, my radar perks up. Yours should too.

Davy Jones is Dead

Davy Jones of the rock-n-roll band, The Monkees is dead at age 66. Oh dear, another one bites the dust. Well if you're close to my age, you'll remember the Monkees. They sold millions of records and you still hear them today.

The Monkees have an interesting past. Did you know that in the beginning they were not allowed to play their instruments on their own recordings? Apparently none of them except for Peter Tork were very good musicians. Also, I was interested to learn that Davy Jones was actually a better drummer than Micky Dolenz, the actual drummer for the band. It was thought that Jones would portray a better image as singer and front man for the group.

All that aside, boys and girls, I grew up with their songs and know many of the lyrics by heart. In those days we were young, full of piss and vinegar, and thought we'd never get old or die. Alas, time is relentless. What a sad day.

Act of Valor

Last night sweet Wifey and I went to see Act of Valor. This is a movie inspired by true events of the United States Navy SEALs. The actors are real SEALs and the stunts and action are performed by SEALs.

I won't spoil it by talking about the plots, but if you love America and the military; if you like ships, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, and all kinds of neat weapons; and if you hate terrorist thugs then this is a movie you won't want to miss.

This movie speaks to the threats our country faces and it attests to the dedication and heroism of our special forces units. At the end of the movie we all sat silently as the credit roll gave the names of all the SEALs that had made the ultimate sacrifice since 9-11.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Special Apology 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, Liberty’s Spirit, The Grouch, Crazy Bald Guy, Right Truth, Ask Marion 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.
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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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Monday, February 27, 2012

Only Heathens are Intellectual

I was bickering with some of the looney Facebook liberals tonight. I told them I was voting for Rick Santorum. Of course they were outraged.

The crazy one that claims to be a Florida school teacher declared that "Christian" stands for anti-intellectual.

Hmmm, well I am a Christian and I consider myself an intellectual. I hold a doctorate degree; I have made good life decisions; and I consider myself successful. Even better, I have not relied on some gubment program to attain my position. I guess in the eyes of this woman, I am the exception rather than the rule. In her eyes, only blithering idiots can be Christians.

She's teaching our children, folks.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Obama is Worried About the Black Vote???? Really?????

Here's a hot one. Obama is courting the BLACK vote! Yessireebob he has played the race card and called on black churches to support his campaign.

Now I really have to wonder about this. Up until now he has pretty much ignored black folks. I mean 9 out of 10 blacks are going to vote Dimocrat anyway, or are they? I wonder if there is some internal polling going on indicating his support among blacks is slipping? Or perhaps he is such a dud as a President that they have just become disinterested and are planning on staying home.

Whatever the story the writer of the article imagines the outrage if a candidate like Ron Paul started campaigning for the white vote. Can you imagine the outrage?

I'm thinking I should start a movement called, "Crackers for Santorum."

Joe Biden Elects Himself President in 2013

The summer of 2012 was one of turmoil. The Republican primary remained hotly contested up until the convention. Mitt Romney eventually prevailed and named governor Chris Christie from New Jersey as his running mate.

On May 5, 2012, Israel conducted surgical strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. The immediate results of these strikes were unclear but as the United States stood idly by, the Arab outrage against Israel and the west increased exponentially and by June, gasoline prices in the US averaged 8 dollars per gallon. Whatever so called economic recovery the mainstream media had tried to invent was shattered. In spite of attempts to cover the facts, the unemployment rate charged up to around 11 percent and the stock market took a tumble below 8000 by the beginning of July.

In September and October the Romney campaign hammered Obama relentlessly over his desertion of our Israeli ally, his failure to build the Keystone pipeline, his failure to lift the moratorium on gulf drilling, and the continuing intrusion of the federal government by Obamacare. In spite of all this the polls showed the race between Obama and Romney to be a dead heat up until the very last minute.

On Tuesday November 6, 2012, the presidential election resulted in an electoral tie with both Romney and the President receiving 269 electoral votes. Obama actually won the popular vote by a scant 52,000 votes. The Republicans easily held control of the House of Representatives and in fact gained 4 seats. The Senate was shifted with 50 seats held by Republicans, 48 seats held by Democrats, and 2 seats held by independents. The two independents had historically caucused with the Democrats.

Most ignorant Democrat voters and many ignorant Republican voters were unaware that in the event of an electoral tie, the incoming House of Representatives would, according to the 12th amendment of the Constitution, choose the President while the Senate would select the Vice President.

The mainstream media went immediately to work informing the masses that Mitt Romney would no doubt be the 45th President of the United States. A tremendous outcry went up and rioting occurred in the streets of major cities. Accusations of racism and theft of the election were alive and well in the mainstream news. Al Sharpton and the "reverend" Jesse Jackson were happy as larks as they stirred the racial flames. Hundreds died as local police and fire departments were overwhelmed by angry, racially charged mobs. The National Guard was heavily deployed in many places around the country. In spite of this violence continued.

Gasoline remained at around 8 dollars a gallon and in December of 2012, Egypt and Syria launched all out attacks against Israel. The United States finally had to act and supported Israel in a shooting war against its Arab neighbors mainly with airstrikes from carrier based aircraft from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In the meantime, the stock market began to make a slow recovery and the unemployment rate began to drop in hopes that a new Romney presidency would create a more business friendly environment. This good news, however, was largely ignored as much of America burned and war raged in the middle east.

In January the new congress convened with the House of Representatives, as expected, choosing Mitt Romney as President. The Senate however was hopelessly deadlocked at 50/50, Biden vs. Christie. Biden, still the sitting Vice President, cast the deciding vote in favor of himself. The improbable result had the Republican Romney in the top position with Biden remaining in second place. Biden told the news media that he would do everything possible during his next term to vigorously continue the efforts and policies of Barack Obama.

On January 25, 2013, five days after his inauguration, Romney was assassinated by a bomb while he was giving a speech in New York, City. 75 people were killed in the attack allegedly conducted by Al'Qaeda operatives in relatiation for our actions in the middle east.

On the same day, Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th President of the United States.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coffee Hurts

I was eating lunch on the 2 of February with my 7-year-old granddaughter and I asked her, "What day is tomorrow?" She said "It's President's Day!" She is a smart kid. So, I asked "What does President's Day mean?" I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln etc. She replied, "President's Day is when President Obama steps out of the White House, and if he sees his shadow we have one more year of unemployment." You know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose...
Hat Tip - Facebook Friend, George Tillman Stewart

Viewer Discretion Advised

You have been warned. If you're easily offended, don't watch:

Now that's funny. I don't care who you are....

Algae Instead of Oil?

And now as gasoline prices head toward the stratosphere, our dear leader, Hussein Obama proposes that we use algae in place of oil to power our cars. God help us.

Is there anyone out there that thinks this is a good idea?

It's all about SPECULATION!

It is fun to get into arguments with liberals over gasoline prices. The looney environmentalist wackos would have us believe a bunch of nonsensical things. The first of which that drilling for oil will not reduce oil prices, stating that it will be years before we will see any of that oil.

Even if that were true there is still no reason NOT to drill, if not for now, for the future. The truth is that the price of oil is driven by SPECULATION of the supply rather than the actual supply at any given time. This is the case with any commodity. If the feeling is that the crop of oranges in Florida and California is going to be affected by bad weather or some kind of plague, prices will go up on the speculation that the supply will be limited. It is the same with oil, perhaps even on a greater scale.

Building the Keystone pipeline NOW, drilling in ANWR, and lifting the moratorium on gulf drilling would have an immediate effect. Building more refineries would be a good start as well. I read on Drudge the other day that Saudi Arabia is reducing the supply of oil in the face of our skyrocketing gasoline prices. You can bet if suddenly the Arabs believed that the US was deadly serious about producing its own oil and becoming independent of OPEC, the spigots would be mysteriously opened. Supply would increase and prices would fall. Due to speculation of future increased supply, prices would also be pushed downward and it would happen rather quickly.

Environmentalist wackos would also have us believe that wind and solar must be factored into the future energy equation. Anyone with half a brain can see that wind and solar do not work and will not meet our energy needs. Millions, perhaps billions of dollars have already been wasted on solar projects that simply do not work.....remember Solyndra? No telling how much money has been wasted on electric cars that simply do not work and people simply don't want. The irony is that many studies have now appeared that indicate electric cars have a higher carbon footprint than conventional automobiles. Yes indeedy, when you plug in your little bundle of nonsense and you're feeling so good about yourself, you are consuming electricity most likely generated by...........wait for it......

Fossil fuels! And it is most likely from one of those oh so nasty coal fired plants. Unless your electric car gets its charge from hydro power or nuclear, you're doing some mighty unclean charging.

The wackos also have hissy fits over the environmental issues of drilling. The Keystone pipeline has been studied and studied and studied. The area in Nebraska in question already has 25000 miles of pipeline. Why can't the wackos just be truthful? They just don't want anybody to have oil. No matter what the truth or the facts, they will still come up with yet another excuse not to drill. They want us to have more big gubment to force us to buy electric cars and ride electric trains and give up our pickup trucks and SUV's. Yes indeed, they need to employ gubment to save the planet from the HOAX of manmade global warming.

One day the technology may exist that allows things like solar and wind power to meet our energy needs. There will probably appear new technologies that might seem like science fiction to us now. But for the foreseeable future, oil is where it's at and we're stupid not to exploit our oil resources to the max.

I told a goofy liberal the other day that when we could fly a 767 across the ocean on cool breezes and sunbeams that I would believe his environmentalist BS.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Tale of Two Politicians

And now you have just a little insight into the workings in the mind of a yellow dog Dimocrat. Click the image for a higher resolution and feel free to steal.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Hail To The Chiefs 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.
It has always saddened me that two of our greatest presidents,one who risked everything to create our beloved Republic and another who gave his all to save it should have to ‘share’ a day to honor them while others who arguably contributed far less have a day all to themselves to honor them because it’s politically expedient. That’s particularly true in my home state, where someone who was essentially a mere labor racketeer is so honored.
And let’s not even mention another president born this month who in living memory saved this nation from decay and defeat by sheer force of his principles, character and personality.
This goes beyond the question of a mere day off.As I’ve often written,usually vis a vis the people who identify themselves as ‘Palestinians’, you can tell a great deal about a people by whom and what they honor and hold up as heroic.
Ah, well! To the business at hand….
Council News:
This week,The Grouch, Capitalist Preservation, The Pagan Temple and Right Truth 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!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thieves Swiping Brass Knockers Off Doors !!!

Well, shucks, when I saw this headline on Drudge, I had the wrong idea. Oh well, go read the article and you'll get the straight story.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Geithner - Obama's Budget is Unsustainable

Treasury secretary and tax cheat, Timothy Geithner has proclaimed that Obama's budget is unsustainable. This is due to the lack of any entitlement reform.

And, here we have Obama's budget. More deficit spending, year after year.

Wasn't it Einstein that defined stupidity as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results?

Obama Fans

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans.

Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny. The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different..again.
 

Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan."

The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Obama?" Johnny said, "Because I'm a Republican."

The teacher asked him why he's a Republican. Little Johnny answered, "Well, my Mom's a Republican and my Dad's a Republican, so I'm a Republican."

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?"

With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, "That would make me an Obama fan."


Hat tip - Neal Boortz

Republicans Want to Ban Good Dental Health

George Gummers
Democratic Congressman, George Gummers, has proposed a new addition to Obamacare which will mandate free toothpaste and brushes to everyone under the new health care law. Gummers says the time has come to make toothbrushes and toothpaste accessible to the masses. Women and minorities of course have been the hardest hit, Gummers declared.

There was immediate opposition from the Republican side of the House, with GOP leaders simply stating we did not have the money to provide free dental care products. This was soon followed with outrage from the New York Times, CNN, The Politico, and The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation, who chastised Republican leaders for wanting to ban good dental health.

President Obama welcomed this news and said he would sign any bill that came to his desk which cost a lot of money and gave free stuff away to prospective Democrat voters. Senator John McCain and other GOP leaders warned against criticizing the president's position stating that such a tone would be perceived as racist and insensitive by independent voters.

I'm Doomed

According to this study I'm doomed. It says that people who walk slowly have an increased risk of dementia. It also says that people with a weak grip have a greater risk of stroke......whew I'm OK there. My grip is good.

I have never walked fast, mainly because I have never been in that big a hurry to get anywhere. It's the same when I drive. Just this morning I was driving the speed limit and people were passing me like I was standing still. Boy they surely must love their jobs, cause they were in a big hurry to get there.

Hmmmm, well I guess it's time to get back on the treadmill if I don't want to lose my mind.

Good News! The Food Nazis are Here to Help You!

A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal.

The West Hoke Elementary School student was in her More at Four classroom when a state agent who was inspecting lunch boxes decided that her packed lunch — which consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice and potato chips — “did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines,” the Journal reports.

Go HERE to read the rest. 

Now of course I have to ask. Who has the authority to go pilfering through my child's lunch? I thought a search warrant was required for such things.

Who has the authority to decide whether my child's lunch is nutritious or not? What the hell is wrong with a turkey and cheese sammich?

Who's damned business is it to decide what my child shall or shall not eat? Tell me.

I remember when I was in grade school I brought lunches to school, mainly because the stuff in the cafeteria was so horrible. So far I have made it to nearly 60 years of age with no help from Michele Obama and the food Nazis.

It is a good thing I do not have a child at Hoke County preschool. You'd probably be reading about my arrest on Drudge.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Looney Facebook Liberal's View of Republican Voters


This is pathetic, but I intercepted this from one of the looney Facebook liberals. She is explaining why people in the south vote for Republicans. Just read and sadly shake your heads:

I can only speak for the deep South - They vote against their best interests because they believe - DEEPLY BELIEVE - that gay marriage is an abomination that will destroy the family, that abortion is murder, not matter what, that any health care that includes birth control (and many other "women's" health issues, for that matter) is something that should come out of their pockets, that a woman's place is only in the home and she needs to get her behind back in the kitchen, where it belongs, that publicly-lead prayer belongs back in our schools, and that the only good education is a private, religiously-based one that teaches evolution as science. I mean none of this sarcastically. They really do believe this. Since the Republican party is currently telling them this is okay and this is what they are going to bring back (A return to an idealized version of the 1950s), they vote for them. They DO NOT LOOK at the big business agenda and the payola taken from lobbyists to go against the best interests of this country.

This is pretty pathetic and very revealing. She begins by deciding what is in "our best interest" like she should know better than we. The Bible, not I, declares that homosexuality is an abomination. Frankly I could care less which way one swings. On the other hand I won't have to explain my lifestyle choices before God.

Yes abortion is murder. What else would you call the taking of an innocent life?

Uh, what is wrong with paying for healthcare out of your pocket, women's health issues or otherwise? Who else should pay for it and why?

There are plenty of successful women who have been both mothers and explored other careers. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann immediately come to mind.

I have no problem with prayer in schools or public places. If a Jew, a Muslim, or a Buddhist wants to utter a prayer, I have no problem with it. I am not offended by it nor am I threatened by it. If I don't want to hear it I can get up and leave.

I wouldn't doubt that private, religiously based education is probably the best way to go. I have paid for my grandson's education in this setting and I don't think we could have done any better. Some of the skulls full of mush turned out this day and time by the gubment schools are a disgrace. The NEA of course is part of the problem.

Yes, I'm voting against the socialist Dimocrat party simply because those evil Republicans tell us it is OK. It couldn't have anything to do with failed Dimocrat programs, one after another, exploding debt, diminution of our military, and erosion of our personal liberty and God given rights......no it couldn't possibly be because of any of that.

By the way, I found out this woman is a teacher......God help us.

The Grouch Educates Facebook Friends on Payroll Tax Cuts and High Gasoline Prices

When I get on a roll, I get on a roll. I want to share a post that I had on Facebook with a few Facebook friends. Here is my initial post:
Who on Facebook knows the difference in payroll tax and income tax? Don't just hit LIKE. If you do, I'll assume you're a dumbass and don't know the difference. A simple yes or no comment will suffice.
And here are some comments from the peanut gallery: 
Bill: not trying to be a dumbass but isn't it payroll income tax? just askin!

Shonda: a little different actually.. im self employeed i do not pay a "payroll tax" however i pay the shit out of some icome taxes


Amy: Isnt the payroll tax paid by the employer?


Tonya: I know, Garp. There are several differences. For one, it's a flat tax

And now, ladies and gentleman, my eloquent reply to all of this:

Well, thanks for all the comments. Yes, Bill, it all does come from INCOME. It comes from income earned by all of us and confiscated by the gubment to fund all its wasteful gubment programs.

Shonda, if you are self employed like me, you still pay the tax. Instead of calling it payroll tax, they call it SELF EMPLOYMENT TAX. That used to and still does really piss me off. It seems like the gubment is punishing me for being self employed.

Amy, half of the payroll tax is withheld from the check of the employee (FICA), the other half must be matched by the employer.

Tonya, you are right. The payroll tax is a flat tax so to speak. The normal rate is 6.2 percent and when matched by the employer ends up being 12.4 percent. The other part is the Mediscare tax. I say Mediscare because for decades now Dimocrats have tried to frighten seniors by saying the Republicans are trying to take away their Social Security and Medicare. The Mediscare tax rate is 1.45 percent withheld from employees. When matched by the employer the overall rate is 2.9 percent. The Social Security tax has a cap. For 2012 it is $110100. It goes up every year. The payroll tax is a flat tax in that EVERYONE regardless of overall income pays the same tax rate.

In 2011, the gubment enacted the temporary payroll tax cut reducing the Social Security tax from 6.2 to 4.2 percent. This was supposed to be a "temporary stimulus" for the floundering economy. The problem with this "solution" is that Social Security is solely funded by the Social Security tax. By reducing the rate from 6.2 to 4.2 percent, the Obama administration has effectively reduced funding to Social Security by almost one third. Last December there was a big argument in congress about extending the payroll tax cut. The same Dimocrats that accused the Republicans of trying to do away with Social Security and Mediscare are now in favor of a tax cut that reduces Social Security receipts by 1/3.

The Dimocrats rammed this extension through to February 2012 by insinuating that Republicans were against tax cuts and wanted to raise taxes. Now they want to extend the payroll tax cut to the end of the year. Of course in their rhetoric they never mention the 1/3 reduction in Social Security fund receipts.

Gasoline prices are going up. Hussein Obama says that this is good news and is a sign the economy is recovering. He also says extending the payroll tax cut is a good idea and the increase in disposable income will offset the rise in gas prices. At the same time, he refuses to allow the Keystone pipeline to be built and refuses to lift the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Both of these measures would have the immediate effect of creating jobs and reducing oil prices. Obama would rather just keep the payroll tax cut and otherwise do nothing. Anyone with half a brain can easily deduce that the president's approach won't do a damned bit of good toward strengthening the economy.

So when your gasoline prices hit $5.00 per gallon, just think how happy your president is about all of this and just think how generous he has been gutting Social Security so you can have some extra spending money for gasoline.

There are a bunch of loons here on Facebook that really believe this guy is a GREAT president. They run around bashing the evil Republicans for trying to do away with their precious Social Security and Mediscare. They also tout him as being FOR THE WORKING MAN as he sits on his ass and happily watches gasoline go to 5 dollars per gallon. Now that you know the whole story about payroll taxes and payroll tax cuts, perhaps the next time you hear one of these loons supporting Barack Hussein Obama, you might take a moment or two to straighten them out. Truth and facts can be a real bitch when you're trying to defend a bald faced lie!

Oh, GROUCH! You've done it again!

Watcher’s Council Nominations – The Morning After The Night Before Edition

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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:
Ah, transitions…this week marks the departure of our dear friend and colleague Debbie Hamilton of Right Truth,who is leaving the Council as she dials back her blogging to concentrate on other pursuits. Aside from her writing skills, Debbie has always been the quintessential good ol’ girl in the best sense of the word, loyal, sweet and steadfast to her friends and a joy to have around. We shall all miss her.
But on the other hand, look what we got here! This weeK also marks the debut of twonew Council members, Dan at Gay Patriot and Sara at The Independent Sentinel, and both of them I think you’re really going to be impressed by.
This week, Crazy Bald Guy, Liberty’s Spirit 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!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Card

Please take a moment to enjoy the card my sweetie gave me for Valentine's.
Cute, but I don't think I've ever seen her jump around like that.
Every day is Valentine's Day here at Lost Creek with my sweetie.

Good News! 5 Dollar Gas is on the Way!

I heard Dear Leader talking on TV today. He says gas prices are going up. He says this is GOOD NEWS! He says this is a sign the economy is recovering. He also says this is another reason to extend the payroll tax cut (translated - defund Social Security).

In addition to continuing the payroll tax cut why don't we:

1. Build the Keystone Pipeline NOW?
2. Repeal the moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico?

Both of these steps would have the immediate effect of creating jobs and lowering oil prices. Oh, but if gas prices dropped I guess that would be bad news?

Sometimes my head really hurts listening to this guy.

Musicians Play FREE!

Got a call today from a place where the Morbid Strangers had booked a show in March. The dude said he was just going to have to cancel us because he couldn't swing the amount of money he had originally agreed to pay us. I said, easy come, easy go. I think he was hoping I'd agree to NEGOTIATE with him but I just thanked him and hung up.

The deal with the Morbid Strangers is that we play to have a good time. Fortunately we all have REAL JOBS. I would hate to think I had to rely on playing music to make a living. It would be nearly impossible.

Many times people have approached me wanting us to play. They turn three shades of green however when I tell them the amount we charge. The amount is surely not unreasonable. In fact it is downright cheap. People do not seem to realize that although playing music is fun, it is also hard work. Since we play for cheap, we can't afford "roadies" to set up out gear. Lugging 100 pound speaker cabinets around is not fun. Also, the gear we have is not cheap. We all play either Fender or Gibson guitars, not cheap. Our amps are a mixture of Laney, Marshall, Gallien-Krueger, Peavey, and SWR, not cheap. It takes gas and oil and vehicle maintenance to transport all that gear, not cheap. And yes, we have to practice. This takes time and money also.

Besides that it for me is a matter of pride and self respect. If we're willing to play for free or a few peanuts here and there it says something about the band. If we're not willing to charge a reasonable amount, well, then I guess we must not think very much of our own band. You know the old saying, "You get what you pay for."

We've turned down a variety of "benefits" because the people are appalled that we won't do it for free. Seems that the only people that do not benefit at a benefit are those in the band. I've been offered all the beer I can drink to come play. What an insult. I don't even drink beer. Yes, indeed, everyone seems to have a cause, this cause, that cause, and the other cause. Their cause is most important. Won't you guys come and DONATE your time and money and play for FREE? Forget it.

I have a couple of Facebook friends who actually play music in an attempt to support themselves. I see them griping from time to time about this particular issue. Ladies and gentlemen, I feel your pain.

Happy Valentine's Day to Me

Every day with my sweet Wifey is a good day. Valentine's Day is here and she got me an oh so nice present, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. This is a high powered digital art and photo manipulation program. For many years I have been using the now defunct, Micrografx Picture Publisher. Problem is that Picture Publisher was never made to run on a MacBook Pro, only my old PC. My other choice would be to install Windows 7 on the Mac and use a program like Parallels or VMware to make the PC program work. Geez, Microsoft wants 200 bucks for Windows 7 and they won't sell multiple licenses for it anymore. I think Parallels is about 70 bucks, so poot on that idea. Windows blows anyway compared to Lion OS.

I got Wifey a new printer for her Mac and a small flat screen TV to hang in front of her treadmill (my treadmill). Not very romantic you say? Well, she was absolutely delighted.

Below is a picture of me created by my friend, Charles Grant. He is using Adobe Photoshop. Pretty cool, doncha think?

Whitney Houston

Well, Whitney Houston is dead. Yes, she joins a long line of artists that we all feel went on to the great beyond well before their time, along with Elvis, Hendrix, Joplin, Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many others. She had a voice like no other and there is no doubt her passing is a great loss for the music world and the people that loved her.

It really irritates me when I listen to the SPECULATION on the news channels about her death, and of course I already hear blame for her EVIL DOCTORS that must have prescribed the fatal overdose of medicine for her.

Of course at this point none of the facts have been revealed. You know, she was 48 years old. People this age do indeed die of natural causes such as heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary emboli. It happens and if this turns out to be the case, won't there be a bunch of egg on the face of the news media?

No doubt she had many problems with drugs and alcohol but we certainly don't know if this was the reason for her death. I'm willing to just leave things alone and wait for the facts and hope she is at peace in a better place.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spoiled by Key West

It's a fact. Wifey and I are spoiled by Key West. The restaurants there were grand. The food was great, the helpings were enormous, and the prices were not bad at all. So what do we do now when we get home? Where do we find some really good and special food?

We went to a new place in Jackson Friday night called the Flatiron Grill. I'll have to say I was impressed. I had shrimp and filet Mignon and it was delicious. The place was a little pricey, but the service was good and much to my delight, there were no screaming kids in the place. That is one of the good things about an upscale place. The thoughtless masses won't be wagging their little dip sh*ts in the place to torture people. There were no signs saying, "Kids eat free." or "Kids, half price." YEA! Anytime I see one of those signs I think twice about even going in the place.
Anyway, sweet Wifey and I will be visiting the Flatiron Grill again for some peace and quiet and some very good food. We'll be thinking often of Key West.

FREE = ACCESSIBLE ??? How Does That Work?

Of course the big hoopla news of the week is Hussein Obama's assault on the first amendment by forcing Catholic charities etc. to provide contraception for it's employees. Now dear leader has "modified" his approach and now instead is going to mandate that the insurance companies for these organizations provide FREE coverage of contraception for the employees.

Of course nothing really changes. The Catholic charities will still end up paying the premiums for the coverage and of course nothing is going to be FREE. The insurance companies will simply pass along the cost of the FREE contraceptives in the form of higher premiums for you and me.

Hussein argues that this must be done to make contraception ACCESSIBLE for everyone. Since when was it NOT accessible? I remember years ago before I had my tubes tied that sweet Wifey used to take birth control pills. They were easily accessible. She took a prescription to the drug store and PAID FOR THE PILLS and that was that. I don't remember an insurance company ever being involved. What a novel idea, paying for your own contraception! Even when I was in school, we didn't have a lot of money, but nevertheless we both WORKED and contraception was easily accessible. If push came to shove you could buy some rubbers from a machine in the service station.

So he mandates you buy health insurance. He mandates the insurance companies provide FREE contraception. What kind of knucklehead liberal policies will he mandate next? Is he going to mandate you buy an electric car? Is he going to mandate you stop using incandescent light bulbs? Oh wait, that is already happening! Is he going to mandate you can't throw a football on the beach? Oh wait, that is already happening too......where will it all end?

So many of our freedoms are being taken away, bit by bit. And like the frog in the pot, we won't realize that we are being boiled alive until it's too late.