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Monday, June 18, 2012


I used to give my dad a hard time when I was a kid because he disliked so many show business people because of their wild private lives.  In particular, he had no use for Frank Sinatra because Frank was such a carouser and had married so many women.

It was a different world then and as a naïve kid, I could enjoy plenty of entertainers regardless of what they did on their own time.  It never bothered me a bit that Frank was a popular guy with the ladies and had been married several times.  I was at an age where I thought it was really “cool” that he had a wife as gorgeous as Ava Gardner but could still have other babes on the side.  What a guy! 

Today, I have morphed into my dad when it comes to Hollywood phonies.  There are plenty of them and although I don’t care about their home life and marital problems, I do dislike the phony political philosophy of many of them.

I’m talking about the typical Hollywood limousine liberal: Obama loving types who love to feel good about themselves by forking over large amounts of money to a guy they think is a messiah out to save us with his liberal mindset.  Never mind that the guy has never held a real job and has been a deer in the headlights for over three years.

All of this is happening while the national debt has climbed to $15 trillion, unemployment is back up to 8.2%, and we have record numbers of food stamp recipients and relentless assaults on religious freedom while illegal aliens can now get excused and fight with the 20 million Americans who are out of work for the scarce jobs that may be available.

Obama is now back on the campaign trail making empty promises and using divisive, class-warfare, language to push for re-election.  Plus, to fund his $1 billion campaign, he is once again going to his Hollywood buddies.

Relax, George, and write that check 
So, you might say:  “Well, they believe in Obama because he wants to have green power sources, eliminate racism (ha-ha), produce green energy through wind and sun power, and gear everyone to a liberal lifestyle where the rich get soaked to support a myriad of ridiculous government  programs and regulations.  

It’s very noble to them that Obama despises the entrepreneurs who are the REAL job creators saying they need to pay higher taxes.   As Orit Sklar of “The Daily Caller” has written, “For someone who speaks about the American dream, Obama certainly knows how to deride people who have achieved it and set up roadblocks in front of those seeking it.”

As the prez makes his rounds of $50,000 per plate fundraisers with stars like George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker, how do some of the other rich Obama lovers go about paying THEIR “fair share?”  Huge Obama supporter Bruce Springsteen, who despises the rich, is pretty rich himself and has even found a loophole where he can avoid property taxes on a couple hundred acres of his estate in New Jersey by claiming he is a farmer.  This has saved him thousands of tax dollars that would go to needy causes in New Jersey.

Then, there is another of Obama’s pals, Bon Jovi.  Obama even gives this guy free plane rides on Air Force One.  He has found that raising a few bees can save him a ton on taxes.   Taxes that he believes other should pay but not him.  

Meanwhile, stars like Sting, Julia Roberts, and Leonardo DiCaprio are flying private jets around the world, expanding their carbon footprints faster than they can buy carbon offsets as they call for anti-global warming policies to stifle business and economic growth.   Harrison Ford owns several airplanes and has bragged about how he can hop in one and fly up the coast for a hamburger.  Hypocrites?  I think so.

They can do as they please but “paying their fair share,” as Obama constantly cries the rich are not doing, is not anything that interests them or him.  They just don’t care, folks.  Below their glossy exteriors, they are phony to the bone.

Remember that in November. 


Glo said...

I have been getting more and more uneasy about the Prez hobnobbing with so many 'radical' Hollywood types, and I think this last fundraiseer at the house of Sarah Jessica Parker (Sweet Jesus! How in God's name did she EVER get to be an A-list movie star?????) pushed me over the edge and into the Romney camp for the election. He's charismatic, but the glitz has overtaken whatever substance there ever was.

Rick Kepple said...

Sounds like that my father and Jim's dad would have gotten along famously. Back in the old days, having a good reputation was what counted and rich guys like Aristotle Onassis, a Greek, were rascals. Makes me wonder if maybe that's why Greece must be saved and why everything has gone to hell.

I did some research on entertainment corporations and a number of them and their "Products" are Democrats. Drug addiction is high and it's no wonder why Welfare Recipients (WR's) are also drug addicted. They are largely a People without hope and to them, celebrities are gods and goddesses. To WR's, that's the life to emulate. Been there.

But I must be wrong, because both Republicans and Democrats want to drug test WR's, so maybe celebrities want to emulate the behavior of poor people! That must be why government is policing them and not entertainers. It's the poor folks who are to blame for the world's problems. Sarcasm aside, their actions are window dressing.

The wealthy people have a saying that it takes money to make money. Yes and power migrates to money and you won't see Presidents shaking a homeless person's hand except maybe once every four years.

But the publicists create good reputations and the media tells us anything and everything good about the people that we admire and the manufactured truth will enslave us.

Good blog, Jim. Well done.

Rick Kepple said...

I went to post this blog on Facebook, and I got this challenge to solve one of those anti-spam things.

Didn't President Obama pick up where G.W. left off? And that trillion dollar debt was started by the Federal Reserve's alleged illegal trillion dollar bailout in 2007, before the collapse of the 2008 banks!

Eventually, the feds will find evidence against CEO's and others that they, golly gee whiz, never knew about before! I know this is all created. Ignoring Madoff proves that!

And the game will continue just like this for hundreds of years to come. The rich will always be wealthy and the poor will always have inequality and kept at odds with one another.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah... I was gonna say that but he beat me to it...

Anonymous said...

What I find sad is the number of people who, because of the celebrity of these "stars", actually believe they know what they're talking about - like Meryl Streep testifying about the dangers of ALAR!


nativekentuckian said...

Lest we forget......the major problems with the economy started after the '06 elections and the resulting Democrat majority in the senate and house.....Bush did add to the problems by spending like a drunken sailor.....but Obama and the Federal Reserve have added so many more trillions to our country's debt....and as a consequence, it will take many generations to come to ever repay that debt...

midnightsstaff said...

I don't know how anyone could argue with that statement, problem is we never really get to select someone out of three million souls that can convey the conservative message above the noise of the leftist media.
Ronald the Magnificent was the master of manipulating the media, maybe Romney can begin some repairs but only if he is willing to be a one term for the country kind of guy... and what are those chances?
but where else is a guy to go?- the Ron Paul bandwagon is broke down in Wickenburg so it's either Mitt or cancel that future America..

Rick Kepple said...

Donald Trump supports Mitt Romney, but he flips and flops more than Romney!

According to Trump's own page, in 1999, he supported abortion. When he decided to run for President, he changed his views to fight abortion. His views on the economy? He's optimistic about the future of Atlantic City. He believes that zero corporate tax would spur jobs, but he wants to fight cronyism.

Donald Trump also opts for global redistribution of wealth.

So how's Romney looking now?

Jim McAllister said...


I'm with you on Sarah Jessica. A-list? No way. Her movies are crap and "Sex in the City" was just a lightweight TV show.

For the great actresses, we need to go to England for Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, etc. Most American actresses are just fluff.

Jim McAllister said...

Good blog, Jim. Well done

Thanks, Rick. I hope that wasn't tongue in cheek.

Jim McAllister said...


Not all the rich had wealth handed to them. Many took advantage of capitalism and worked the system to their advantage via hard work.

That's the great thing about this country up to now. It's possible to crawl from the slime if you have the ambition. It's the ones who want to sit back and whine while picking up their food stamps and welfare checks that don't make it.

Nothing worth having is easy to get. That's why we need free enterprise running the economy, not the government.

Jim McAllister said...

Larry (Anonymous):

I laugh when I see some movie star endorsing a cause or a product. What does Anjelina Jolie or Madonna have against adopting American kids?

There are plenty available but it is not as sexy as going to some country in Africa to get a kid. Not near as much publicity either.

Jim McAllister said...


Yep, 15 trillion and counting. But we need more government! LOL

Jim McAllister said...


It's worth it to get Romney just to dump on the Hollywood crowd. What a bunch of hypocrites that crew is.

I only mention a few of them because I don't want to do a 5,000 word blog but my examples are a pretty good cross section.

Jim McAllister said...


I wish Trump would take a step back.

He is becoming more of a hindrance than a help.

midnightsstaff said...

Anyone over the mental age of ten realizes that Donald Trump is not a Republican nor conservative for that matter, he is an opportunist.
try to stay on point there Rick, the most worthless president in our history after promising a balanced budget, unemployment relief, the most transparent administration in history and to end racism once and for all in America has not only done none of those but has become the poster child for excess, graft, fanning the flames of racism and corruption.

He and his utterly corrupt AG are looking at some time if any of these scandals get proper attention, supplying weapons to drug cartels in a foreign nation is reason enough, but now we have Obama himself leaking national security details by bragging it up over the details of the Bin Laden assassination in a desperate attempt to prove he is a man deserving if not respect, fear- He has become just another mirror image of Hugo Chavez.

The assassination of a bedridden old man hiding out in some shithole of a hide out in something approaching the Maryville of the Mideast is the single positive this incompetent can claim in a three year ordeal.

I suggest you contact LL and ask her who she is voting for this time around, evidently you are suffering from some sort of Stockholm syndrome and have formed some affinity for those who mistreat you.

Gloria is representative of a certain type of voter who now realizes her assessment of a person was wrong the first time, and has decided to not delve back into the pool of madness for another drink, nothing wrong with that-

..after all wringing our hands over any mistakes in 2008 has no value- reasonable people change their minds all the time, we have no control over our past other than to accurately record it.
The future and today is different, relevant, and arguing the obvious over anything else is merely pointing fingers as who it was that crashed the car.

Doesn't it seem irrational to give the keys back to those who crashed the car with their only argument being it wasn't them driving the last time because they were in the back seat?

We need a real choice but never get one so I hold my nose again and vote to stop the waterboarding session.

Jim McAllister said...



Rick Kepple said...

Yeah, I probably do have some sort of Stockholm Syndrome. It's a disabled military veteran thing. We all have it to some degree.

Contact LL? I don't respect her. I'll talk to SN, because she's been there and back. I got respect for her.

Investments: In 2005, I planted blackberry starts for $12. Ten of them survived. Then the plant roots spread and made lots more of their kind. Now I'm getting about 10 gallons of berries a year. I don't have enough acreage to get farm subsidies like all those entertainers!

Many of us not-so-well-to-do folks fully expect Mitt Romney to make things worse for us, while giving more wealth to the rich and foreign banks. On the flipside, we expect the worse from Obama after November.

Well, Lana says we got green beans and more berries to pick. Then fishing later. It's all to stock up and prepare, while praying things will be better. All a hillbilly needs is a kayak, fishing gear, rifle and ammo and a few acres in the Ozarks!

You better buy that farm, Jim. Build ya a barn with luxury bunk beds and beer stocked up for just in case.

Rick Kepple said...

BTW, we also expect things to worsen if Obama gets elected. Very few of us have anything to fall back on, if the economy collapses, Welfare checks end, but I think veterans benefits will still be there, or at least medically. We have banksters to blame.

Yep, you're right Jim. Some rich folks worked very hard for what they have. But how do you think I got a bad back? I worked just as hard, but not as smart as people like SN. But I was born to poverty. Her dad was a corporate executive and that ain't her fault. Our fathers were from another era and if not for the Internet, I'd have never made it as a successful writer and I might have to rely on that few hundred dollars a month again sometime. I ain't as good as a writer as my old mentor, but I can fish and grow food. I'd still help her out if things got bad for the poor millionaire.

midnightsstaff said...

"Many of us not-so-well-to-do folks fully expect Mitt Romney to make things worse for us, while giving more wealth to the rich and foreign banks. On the flipside, we expect the worse from Obama after November"

here let me help you out.

"Many of the Freeshitarmy troopers and union drones fully expect Mitt Romney to make things worse for us, while allowing the free market to work
On the flipside, we expect the worse from Obama after November"

So bottom line, are you going to make another stupid decision or come in out of the rain this time around?

This might surprise you Rick but a lot of us have bad backs, medical issues that we don't talk about that much, and other challenges to everyday life.. despite what your mother told you.. really aren't that special.

Jim McAllister said...

Hell, Rick.

You may as well join the rest of us on here today (that is, unless someone like AHG or FD drops by) and vote for Romney.

It looks like Glo has crossed the Rubicon with us so come on and bring Lana and LL with you. We'll pop a couple of those easy open Miller Lite beers afterward to celebrate his win.

The latest forecast shows BO up 217 to 206 on electoral votes with 115 undetermined. That's quite a tightening since the last poll. I think Mitt is gathering steam.

I think that BO saying we have 57 states and calling corpsmen "corpse-men" is reason enough to dump him. That's two failures in one sentence on some very elementary items. Plus, do you want to see Alec Baldwin hanging around the White House?

midnightsstaff said...

Oh by the way Gloria, I am not junking you on the voting thing...

I actually voted for gov. Moonbeam in the seventies for much the same reason you voted for change in 2008.. and two years ago if I had been voting in California I probably would have voted for him again because Meg Whitman was nothing but Arnold part II- just another black hole of a politician..

..Life is a series of mistakes, the winners in life are the ones who learn from those mistakes and change their approach.

Scott Walker would be my very first choice for president this time around but obviously he is pretty busy trying to work with the unions in Wisconsin instead of working to destroy them like they claim...
I predict he will be elected president some day despite the media Palinizing him every chance they get.

CJ Phoenix said...

I am tired of the whole political process of campaigning myself. I tend not to even listen to the more liberal commentators. Actually, I don't listen to either the far left or the far right (unless they are one of my friends & then I can argue the points). But the Republicans are just as phony & here is one of the big reasons why:

Take that whole "REAL job creators" thing. Yeah, I know you didn't say it first, Jim. You are just repeating what you have been told over & over again by your political figurines of choice that have in turn been told to say those words because that's what the public wants to hear. BUT what does that mean? Generally, it means that the person running for office is or once was a savvy business man ... Which means that they know how to generate profit. AND I cannot actually believe that I have to tell you guys this: That is NOT the same thing as creating jobs. In fact, in today's world, it is almost completely the exact opposite.

We have almost completely lost our work ethic in this country. That is what the problem is. The whole place is being run by people who generally have never known a day of real work in their life -- both politicians & the heads of big businesses that exercise their muscle only in a figurative sense behind the scenes ... AND they are manipulating the masses, many of whom did work once upon a time, into believing that they should gain complete & total power.

Can you say one party system? We are just a republic, you know. That's what I keep hearing anyway. Of course, then just are walking right up to a dictatorship ... Even if you do change the clothes & the face every few years. As long as they all say the same thing & answer to the same big bosses ...

Maybe we should just change Article 2 of the Constitution right now &, as soon as Obama is out of office, elect a German. A REAL German that is. That seems to be the last place on earth where the Protestant work ethic is still alive & well ... Of course, that is also where it originated.

Jim McAllister said...

Enjoyable read..............JR

Rick Kepple said...

I am disabled and I am not Romney's constituency. I am not technically Employable, but I do own a small company where I could do a little writing. The VA won't even acknowledge freelance writing as an occupation. My tax documents do not reflect that any of my previous writing ever was a good investment. And I am blacklisted from entertainment writing, and who wants to write about a bunch of spoiled celebrities anyway? Why? Just because it pays good?

According to the ADA laws, Employers are NOT required to hire me. Employers are only asked to make Reasonable Accomodations in the workplace for me and there may be days that I just can't work. Why would you even consider disabled people as an employee?

Disabled people are in the largest segment of the Baby Boomer population and we could work from home, if the Republicans wanted to give the handicapped first dibbs at contracts to work from home via the Internet. But that would be taking money from their constituents who pay for their election campaigns.

So tell me Middy, what changes would you have me do in my life? You know as much about me as Mitt Romney. Don't just tell me I'm lazy. Show me the numbers for the writing that I could be doing and for whom and from my home. Okay, so I relocate to another area. Calculate the cost of where I live vs where I'd go and how much it would cost. It's not very simple when you're not well-to-do, is it? I present a very rough argument, but I'm just a hillbilly. You're from Scottsdale. Life is easy for you.

Rick Kepple said...

Oh I forgot. Middy's an ex-prison guard and lives in California. Am I asking too much for Middy to do a little research into what he'd do if he were disabled and needed to work? Sorry, suicide is not an acceptable response. Middy is in California and their disability laws are much better than Missouri's, however one can't just move to Cali and expect SSI and VA benefits to remain the same while job hunting.

Plain and simple fact, to live as a successful businessman/writer, I'd have to bring in, $50,000 in a freelance writing career. It's not possible. The government, especially under the Republicans, will NOT approve such a change.

Things are vastly different for us.

steve buzzardo said...

the biggest and best example of liberal hypocrisy is Michelle O:

when your ass is as big as a freight train, you shouldnt call other people obese, while stuffing your face with a burger and fries.

in other news: Bill Maher called the GOP "the party of apes".

Rick Kepple said...

If Republicans want to win the election, they will pass a 45 percent tax on employers that choose to dismiss Americans to hire illegal immigrants or to outsource jobs. Romney's flipping and flopping wouldn't make a bit of difference then and would win by a landslide. The GOP won't do that. They want special privileges and a cherry on top for the people who made America what it is right now and all Obama has to do is let the Republicans be Republicans and he'll win by a landslide. Spoiled celebrities can't be wrong.

Rick Kepple said...

BTW, I wasn't joking about the blog, Jim. It's good.

midnightsstaff said...

To lift yet another layer of that skin off the onion if you were honest, one would have to come to the conclusion that it's not government's role to "create" Jobs in the first place Cj.

Insinuating that one or the other approach creates jobs is to accept the false premise that government can or should be in charge to affect something that they have neither the expertise or the incentive to do..

The very best one should expect is for the government is to not to do anything other than get out of the way and allow market forces to flourish.
that is exactly what we do not have in place today and it is the very reason we have high unemployment and more people on food stamps than any time in our history.

leftist extremist!!, conservative extremist!!...what if as with any other diametrically opposed positions only one is right?- you won't even consider the possibility?

My! using those terms makes you sound so much more balanced and not given to excess even while the idiot Independent continues holding a contemptuous viewpoint but just won't admit to it..
Independents are Liberals.. they are just lazier than normal liberals.

Accusing people that have well thought out ideas and dismissing them as you would the vacuous leftist mantra is typical of the morally deprived Independent party's parroting that there is no difference when there clearly is.

It's not much different than the mantra of the left- they want you to remain uncommitted and critical of responsibility as long as you finally commit your precious vote to big government, endless spending through destroying the engine of wealth creation and loss of liberty.

So just tell me again why my views are considered as extremist by some lazy liberal like you are by referring to themselves as holier than thou moderates who's farts evidently don't stink..
In fact you or any of the other liberals have never really discussed anything with me other than to launch in some accusation of my character.. you have no argument to offer so I get it...

But when you complain that there are people who have never worked yet are in positions that create work doesn't that sound sort of petty?
A competent tradesman has tools other than hammers in that tool bag.

So when you arrogantly imply that some jerk who has spent an entire lifetime pushing a broom is somehow despite his self limitations capable of running a company is laughable.

What you are actually suggesting is a turn from a highly efficient, fractured, specialized economy where there are layer after layer of efficient pursuits to back to something modeled after the agrarian approach we abandoned in the mid eighteen hundreds, the president is not supposed to be running a large collective, at least it used to not be that way..
what a joke.

Rick I've tried the nice approach to an idiot like you so I guess it's just time to put you back on ignore- I am simply tired of listening to your ignorant mouth.
live with it.

midnightsstaff said...

I apologize to the innocent bystanders about that last outburst, I some really negative news today and still haven't quite composed myself.

For some reason I assumed I had an assured seating for my job interview today but evidently the whole thing was canceled without explanation.

Sure... I was given the perfunctory tape message that I might be reconsidered for the position in the future.. and "thank's for responding"

..probably my age, or my truthfulness in answering delicate personal questions in the application - I hope it was not my worst fear, my age or my lifestyle.

It's probably just as well, for twelve dollars a day and .44 cents a mile from not my address but the center of "Cowtown" as Jim refers to it is how they figure mileage..

I was going to take the bike each morning and really clean up, so much for jury duty..

I think I might get a lawyer on this one.. this could be considered a clear cut example of prejudicial hiring practices if you ask me..

..and I had my copy of Daryl Gates book "Chief" in the bag ready to go to impress the prosecuting attorney and a copy of High Times for the defendant's ACLU loving hook-nosed Jew lawyer..

By the way Jim I know you guys are pretty tight so next time you see Sheriff Joe ask him if I could get his autograph in the front cover, it would be a great addition to my library.

mike slater said...

When I first heard that Sarah Jessica Parker was having a dinner at her house I thought she ain't doing the cooking.

I have no use for those in Hollywood and don't watch their movies because they're hypocrites.

Obama is just pandering for votes. He did with the gays and now with the illegals. He knows he's in trouble and doesn't want to talk about his dismal record.

This election is reminding me of 1980. A first term Democrat president with a bad economy and we all know how that turned out. Hopefully this election will turn out the same way.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, I need to thank you for clarifying the true role of government. What was it again? Something about noninterference with the private sector.

BTW, your job interview was cancelled probably because the company decided to ship your job overseas. That would suck. Sorry.

Middy should call a Republican congressman and get them to end all government interference with the free market system!

How about government subsidies to the private sector? Well, I think it's a great idea to cut all subsidies to airlines, AmTrak, farms. But you'd have to convince the Republicans and that's not gonna happen.

Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is a farmer and she gets about a hundred thousand dollars a year in farm subsidies.

The real question is; who is making money from people being on Welfare? Oh, I'll bet it's because the poor have a powerful lobby! Yeah, that's it.

If Romney ends corporate taxes for the rich, maybe he can also give deferments for death for them too! Death and taxes joke. Maybe Joe Black can be his vice president.

Jim McAllister said...


I will answer you step by step:

The "real job creators" are the businesses allowed to operate in a free market without interference from a meddling, top heavy,central government making them ask permission for every little thing they want to accomplish.

As for Romney, he is a successful, savvy business man who has even been praised for his business acumen by guys like Bill Clinton, Cory Booker, and Ed Rendell; all of whom are prominent Democrats.

When businesses are run properly and allowed to work without interference from a myriad of overstaffed government agencies, the profits delivered allows them to expand and become bigger and more efficient while providing more jobs.

"Profit" shouldn't be a dirty word; it is what allows growth and expansion along with property rights.

You statement: The whole place is being run by people who generally have never known a day of real work in their life -- both politicians & the heads of big businesses doesn't make much sense to me except about how politicians have never worked a day in their lives. I agree with that and use Obama as an example.

As far as the guys who run large businesses, how do you think their businesses got big? Did Edison wake up one morning and find the light bulb at the foot of his bed? How about Henry Ford? Was the Model T just handed to him?

Of course not; those guys spent years perfecting their inventions and when they succeeded, they became rich from the profits.

That is simply the American way under capitalism. As those guys grew their companies, many people were given jobs that spurred the economy. It's pretty simple economics.

Economies usually will regenerate themselves without the help of stuff like the stimulus which has been a failure. Some people wonder why but it's probably because businesses are holding on to their money because they fear the next possible government obstacle.

If Obama is defeated, watch the growth start at the private level.

Jim McAllister said...


Correction! Middy does not live in Scottsdale! He has petitioned me many times for a gate pass but I can't get him approved; something about his vocabulary. We had to draw the line somewhere.

He also doesn't live in California. he was expelled from there long ago something about refusing to eat twigs and berries while growing a beard and wearing sandals.

Rick Kepple said...

If Romney wins, the only job growth will be overseas, but by political definition, it is still in fact - job growth. Just not American job growth.

I am reading about J.P. Morgan's CEO testifying before the House Financial Services committee. According to, J.P. Morgan employs former legislators and their assistants as lobbyists. Both Democrats and Republicans. They also give heavily to both Republicans and Democrats for election campaigns.

I want what you are smoking if you think that anything will change with Romney getting elected.

Jim McAllister said...

You nailed it there, Steve.

Michelle is the ultra phony sucking down chili dogs while telling McDonald's they should sell happy meals to kids.

I'll really be glad when those two are back on the street.

Maher is as low class as they come. I would rate him with Letterman; they deserve each other.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks for the genuine compliment, Rick. I appreciate it.

Rick Kepple said...

No problem Jim.

I can see why Middy can't work in law enforcement anymore - anger issues. Probably stress related. He should get a job at a bank.

Jim McAllister said...


I'll speak to Sheriff Joe. I'm sure we can arrange a photo-op like I had.

Jim McAllister said...


It's all so obvious with Obama. First the gays, now the illegals. The sign of someone desperate and I think it ewill back fire with the black community being upset about the gays and those out of work having to compete with 800,000 illegals more for a job.

Let's not forget the Catholics who aren't overjoyed with him either.

I hope we can swamp him like we did Carter. Nothing against Romney but I wish we had Reagan to run again.

CJ Phoenix said...

Middy, You talking about this "Independent Party"?: NOT EVEN CLOSE to being liberals, lazy or not, but they are about as crazy as it gets. They are even crazier than you. Almost as crazy as Rick. And I am still a little torqued that they hijacked the adjective "independent" because it used to mean something and now it doesn't. Me? I am free of the constraints of all party politics &, if you would remove your head from your own dark south-end, you would see that, buddy.

Yes, the government can help with job creation but only to a limited extent. The government can bank role the building of infrastructure, thereby, keeping people off the streets until the jobs come back & teaching people valuable skills in the process. Here is what does not work: throwing money into the largely black hole of local partisan government administrations. It didn't work at first & it is still not working ... It has just about the same amount of effect as bailing out the financial industry.

Jim, The "free market without interference" at work has historically created lots of jobs ... for slaves, indentured servants, and other cheap labor imports from outside the country that were often just allowed here to work. Then we almost always try to ship them all back. It's just too bad poor people are so proliferous. And damn that Lincoln ...

midnightsstaff said...

I imagine there are other Reagans out there, remember Ronald Reagan wasn't built in a day- he began his political career as a registered Democrat union thug.

We have Mitt and that's that, and actually the presidency is not nearly as important as getting the Senate under control by adults and keeping the House out of the hands of children and get the clowns like Graham, McAmnesty and other lying bastards to retire so reform is not blocked.

Obama is doing everything possible to avoid re election.

We are going to get reform whether we like it or not- it's simply a question of mathematics at this point.. nothing can change it.

evidently some are too stupid to get what I was saying or you wouldn't have made that childish remark about having a jury duty gig shipped offshore.. are you high this early in the day?

midnightsstaff said...

"The government can bank role the building of infrastructure, thereby, keeping people off the streets until the jobs come back & teaching people valuable skills in the process"

we have that , it's called section eight housing.

This nation was not built with federal funds, only federal easement grants as with the railroads and highways, or bloating the budget with construction bonds that cost twice the rate of private construction.

Na.. Independents are just lazy liberals, I have never talked to a convert from conservatism going all Independent- it's just the harbor that democrats with little stomach for what the Democrat party has morphed into go to so they can mingle with other gutless wonders and still not have to form a decision.
they are more worthless than actual socialist Democrats in my estimation.

"Here is what does not work: throwing money into the largely black hole of local partisan government administrations. It didn't work at first & it is still not working ... It has just about the same amount of effect as bailing out the financial industry"

So how do you even consider voting for the guy that has spent more than every other president in this nation's history? and what did we get for this all time record spending?- does permanent high unemployment and a looming depression sound attractive as his selling point?

yeah... somehow this all figures.

Remo said...

It takes me longer to read the comments than to assimilate Jim's blog. I forgot how interesting you folks are. :)

Rick Kepple said...

I'm crazy?! Why didn't you guys just settle for that word instead of "Delusional"?

Reagan never blamed Carter. Reagan just got on with business. Romney is no Reagan. Obama is no JFK.

Middy, George W. can't run again.

Jim McAllister said...


Great to hear from you; it's been a while.

Ever since the Plugged-in blogs were cancelled, I have been concentrating on this blog. It's a much better format and I don't have to mess with the Republic and their censorship.

I've been doing this one since 2005 and now that it is the only one I do, it is taking off.

Hope all is well with you and you are hitting them long and straight.

FD said...

The devil must be wearing ice skates because I agree with CJ .... almost 100%!

And you, McAllister? You're way, way off in la-la land with the excuses dreamed up for job classification criticisms in reply to CJ, Jim. You and Middy both. Few believe there is a class of parasites out there playing the market who are the root cause of a good portion of the world's financial woes, simply because the bureaucracy panders to them with guaranteed returns on investment. CJ didn't say this, but the old cliche fits: They are so inept they couldn't pour p*** out of a boot with the directions written on the heel. Most of 'em might just as well be drawing food stamps because we're supporting them anyway.

So.o.ooooo, think about that a bit. Middy commented that it ain't up to the bureaucracy to create jobs. That's a knotheaded opinion, Midnight, ol' jarhead buddy, because just this weekend I walked what feels like a hundred miles of trails through Zion National Park created by the CCC during the Dirty Thirties ..... but that is not the point. Point is, if the bureaucracy can manipulate stocks to pay guaranteed dividends (APS stock is a perfect example), why should not the bureaucracy go to the other extreme and create infrastructure via the welfare rolls (which are being paid anyway)?

Youse guys are too much into the loonytarian conservative mode, lacking the ability of the true political Independent to THINK!!

CJ Phoenix said...

"So how do you even consider voting for the guy that has spent more than every other president in this nation's history?" You are talking about Obama, right? I mean, from my angle, it looks like Bush II started digging this hellishly deep depression that then started filling with water ... And, of course, Obama isn't the savior so he has never walked over the top & reached in to save US. Regardless, I have not voted for Obama yet & I am not sure if I am going to start now.

What do you think? Can Mitt lift US out? All I know is that I will not be fooled by someone like Sarah Palin again.

BTW, the federal government used to hand out land right & left. Look it up. At least at first, people were just given huge tracts of land which they were then free to farm, build on, exploit however they saw fit ... In fact, there are often towns and cities named after them. THAT is how this country was built although, in those days, they used to call it "civilized". In my book, that is more valuable than money.

Jim McAllister said...


Great to hear from you. I thought you may come out for this one. I tend to disagree with you though about the CCC.

The CCC did some constructive things but has always been known as a bunch of guys digging holes and filling them up again to keep busy.

Even the building of trails that you mentioned was just a response to the Depression and nothing else. It's like Keynes said: "Pyramid building, earthquakes, and even wars my serve to increase wealth."

Those are not things that build a healthy economy which needs the creation of productive jobs, not jobs that are band aids in response to a reaction to an event.

I would hate to think we need earthquakes and wars to stimulate the economy as Keynes said.

One of your favorites, Nancy Pelosi, had a similar reaction after the Haiti earthquakes: "I think this can be an opportunity for a real boom economy in Haiti."

How about another good liberal Paul Krugman: "On CNN he said "If space aliens were planning an attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter their threat...this slump would be over in 18 months." He also said "The 9-11 attacks would be good for the economy."

Do you really relate to these people? I think you are smarter than that.

Key words: "productive jobs"

midnightsstaff said...

I've thought about it myself and I can't come up with a better means to fill a vast frontier with poor dumb Swedes and Micks hauling their pregnant wives and five kids across the sometimes hostile natives land who sensed something was up.
No- except with giving the settlers some expectation of ending up with property rights just telling them to head west was simply not going to work.
actually when I think about it, that would be one of Obama's ideas..

But that was an era when the government was not running roughshod over the average mutt and jeff out there trying to make ends meet, just the redskins...even in the throws of depression your granddaddies federal government was not the same as this federal government.
FDR for all his faults did not willingly try to destroy the economy.. and FDR was an American.

Well I figured something would slither in through the cat door,.
Phineaus how was rehab?

If the second amendment had anyone in mind it was you Phineaus, in even a mildly repressive environment you would have been put away for your own good.
On the other hand you might have ended up working some Gulag collective as a therapist, conflict resolution specialist or general run of the mill community organizer.

still shoveling that same pile I see- well if nothing else you have been consistent..
I'll attend to you later.

midnightsstaff said...

Whoops.. I forgot to pin this article by Senator Tom Coburn on... pretty good read.
Obama's toast.

midnightsstaff said...

By the way Jimmy Tom Coburn would be on my short list of great selections for Vice President.. Mitt would be smart to pick someone that can articulate the conservative message from the heart like the good Senator can.
However.... it will take a few more election cycles to weed out the rascals, hopefully the Tea Party and other reasonable people can keep the pressure on.

that is the real key to making a Representative Republic work.

FD said...

Gawd, Jim!! When did Nancy Pelosi even remotely become a "favorite?" Only in your eyes, Blind Man! Follow the blogs!

And Coburn? Rank him right down there with Scott Walker. Best place for people like that is shoveling the Midnight-generated offal out of the conservative slime pit in the hope that methane will do what conservative voters refuse to.

What are "productive" jobs in the eyes of those who are so blind that they will NOT see?

During the 1930's, these very same arguments went on. Employers wanted skilled labor but the youth of America were mainly raised on farms and more and more of those farms were going broke and being foreclosed on, so what to do with all the people migrating to town and finding nothing but bread lines? The WPA was a shovel brigade much like the CCC comprised of such unfortunates that suffered a lot of the same criticism that you and Middy so glibly throw around but those folks built your hydroelectric dams and brought electrical power to remote areas and installed water and sewer lines and a host of other work projects that benefited everyone.

How did you get into the Air Force, Jim? Or, in Middy's case, the Marines? Middy's younger, but many of your generation - and mine, as well - found themselves at the recruiting office door as a 'get-of-jail-free' card. During the '30's, my uncle ended up in such a situation and ended upthe Marines stationed in Burma. Came back home four years later with a few skills but still couldn't land a job so joined the CCC. Fought forest fires and maintained equipment and became a welder. Worked on Fort Peck Dam in Montana, on Hoover Dam in Nevada and on Grand Coulee Dam in Washington. During WWII, couldn't get back into the Corps because of a work injury so served during that conflict as a Navy Damage Controlman while my aunt worked as a Rosie-the-Riveter in the shipyards at Bremerton while he was away. Came back with enough skills to become an ironworker foreman and his last job before retirement was on the Alaska Pipeline.

Now, tell us all once again how such bureaucratic-sponsored work is not "productive."

And not only that, but tell us all once again how Mitt Romney, who has never worked a productive day in his life other than to manage daddy's money (with Forbe's help) is going to save the world.

It is the productive work men and women with practical skills who made this country great.

It is the non-productive parasites bleeding those productive workers for personal gain who will be the destruction of everything we know and enjoy.

Such is life!

Rick Kepple said...

I just read a little something about al-Qaeda joining the fight in Syria to bring down the Syrian government. Nothing like two of our enemies trying to kill one another. The blind killing the blind.

Mitt Romney promises to increase defense spending and skeptics say that it's impossible to do that AND reduce the deficit. Oh contrare. Not if we are making a profit on war and we conquer countries so that American companies can move in with outsourced American jobs to get contracts that will keep the investors happy and create a contented global population as well as redistribution of America's wealth. The suffering of America's masses are not the concern of the GOP. Let them eat Twinkies.

Rick Kepple said...

The unemployment rate is rising because soldiers getting out of the military can collect unemployment, but I guess the GOP forgot to mention that to the media. Obama failed to note it too.

My congresswoman (R) is hammering Obama for the Dream Act for giving permits to illegal immigrants and she DELETED my comment that it was a Republican who said that he wanted to trade lazy Missourians for illegal immigrants. And the Conservative think tank, Council on Foreign Relations said that enforcing immigration laws would destroy the economy. I don't even recognize the United States of America.

Middy talked of moving to South America. Hey dude, you're already there. Our leaders are doing things that I'd have never imagined, except in a South American country.

Rick Kepple said...

Obama invoking Executive Privilege to avoid Fast and Furious? Reagan and Bush had their Iran-Contra.

A staunch right wing militia member wrote on my page after I posted that about Obama, "You forgot ... You too are held accountable to the people of America!" I've often worried about this guy. He gets my John Hinckley award for weirdness.

CJ Phoenix said...

Middy, Look up this phrase: patroon system. And that is just a good start ...

Not sure how I should feel about Fancy being on my side for once but I think that I should just let it go for now. It just goes to show, I guess, that even Fancy can get it right every now and then.

Rick Kepple said...

The looney ultra-Republican side. I don't believe HAARP created the Japanese earthquake or the Nephilim are responsible for things as they are now, but they do. Watch out. That mosquito might be the next generation drone aircraft.

I can't make this stuff up.

Rick Kepple said...

The Patroon System is a 17th century old world property rights system. The word, "Patroon" stems from "Patron," who were wealth Dutchmen who were granted large tracts of land and powers of local government in exchange for settling 50 colonists.

A present day Patroon System might be seen around Albany, New York, from where the Lords from Britain created a settlement and apparently some of those folks are descended from those original colonists.

In 1839 to 1846, there was apparently some rioting in that area because of farmers upset over the Patroon System, originally established by the Dutch and later controlled by the British. Farmers had to pay rent and perform certain services to the Patron. It was essentially sharecropping which still continues in some areas of America today. The "anti-renters" gained sympathy and the elected governor made a campaign promise to fix the system, which was done. An attorney general position was created in New York state as well as new property laws for tenants and landlords. The indictments against the nearly 250 rioters were dropped.

Jim McAllister said...


I'm glad to hear that you also despise Pelosi. You, Middy, and I are in agreement there. She is fortunate she has her little rich microcosm district or she would never be elected.

I don't agree on Scott Walker but that is another story.That was a great victory he had.

How did I get into the Air Force? Simple. I was ready to get drafted but didn't want to be a ground pounder in the Army so I joined the AF first.

Kids today don't even have to think about those decisions with the draft long gone. Big mistake to end it but that also is another story.

Many of the jobs you mention, once again, were brought about by reaction to something negative like war. That's the Nancy Pelosi-Krugman thinking again. If we had plenty of earthquakes and wars think of how prosperous we could be.

As far as the construction projects, who is to say they wouldn't have been done more efficiently by private business?

Polls show Americans are unhappy with government. Congress has a 12% approval rating and we have seen government planning fail in places like Russia and Cuba plus in this country with the postal service and the public school system. Government usually makes problems worse.

Politicians would like to think they are problem solvers but they aren't and either is Obama.

Jim McAllister said...


Am I correct when I say that based on your statements I guess we can't count on you to go door to door for us in recruiting Missourians to vote for Mr. Romney? LOL

midnightsstaff said...

I doubt Rick will even remember the right day to go vote much less walk petitions around for signing.

I would suggest that Cj read the book "Return of the Kings" by Tom Purcell if she is even remotely interested in what forces are creating the future.

But most of these people see what they are presented as predigested information...

I am happy that Obama is apparently covering for George Bush by instilling an executive order blocking the release of these incriminating documents over the fast and furious scandal... what other reasons would he have seeing how he and the other lightweights have gone on record claiming the program was the brainchild of the prior administration..

Maybe Rick could go around petitioning people to demand that Jimmy Carter the second should release those records Congress is demanding so we can see what truly evil men George and Dick were.

Too stupid to connect the dots- I'm done with these morons.

steve buzzardo said...

so, Phineaus is back. Now, where is Red Mike and Bagdad Don to defend the clown in chief?

"The granting of Executive Privilege at this late date now begs the question: What did Obama know and when did he know it?"

steve buzzardo said...

"Eric Holder lied. Brian Terry died." - Ann Coulter

But I thought that everything is Bush's fault. So does this mean that Eric Holder is covering up for Bush?

midnightsstaff said...

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress today, pushing forward with the action even after the White House slapped an 11th-hour executive privilege on subpoenaed documents still sought in the Operation Fast and Furious investigation.

Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said an official communication from President Obama had not been received by Congress at the time of this morning’s meeting, but the committee had received a multi-page letter from Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole informing them of the action just minutes before the hearing, which was scheduled earlier this month.

midnightsstaff said...

This is the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation's history...
just wondering how the usual jackholes will try to spin this one.

Someone better put Red mike, Paula and Montini on suicide watch.

midnightsstaff said...

"Vulnerable Democrats looking to distance themselves from President Obama have found an easy way to bolster their independent bona fides: just skip Obama's big party.

At least half a dozen Democratic officials have said in recent days that they won't attend the Democratic National Convention this September in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the president will formally receive the party's nomination for a second term. The latest: New York Democratic Reps. Bill Owens and Kathy Hochul, both of whom won special elections in recent years – in 2009 and 2011, respectively – that were heralded by party leaders"

Like I said Jim, the conservatives were not represented well in a year that Pee Wee Herman could take charge of the Oval Office..
we are going to get Mitt instead of a true visionary, another opportunity squandered by the junior varsity...

for nothing.

Rick Kepple said...

Seen a friend in Walmart, a pastor who my wife confided in, and I know he's a Vietnam veteran, so I asked him who to vote for and he just grinned. "It's the new world order and there ain't nothing we can do. It's a done deal." He agreed that both Democrats and Republicans sold us out and it couldn't be any other way!

Nope, it won't do any good to go around preaching Romney in the Ozarks. It's pointless. Either they trust him or they don't. And it's not healthy to run down a sitting United States President. Yeah, argue me the merits and they can do the investigation after my autopsy's done. I'm not from Scottsdale and they don't care if my friend is a rock star. And Mitt Romney could do it too.

So the Supreme Court gave us a chance with verifying the Second Amendment and Walmart is selling assault weapons to covertly/overtly arm Americans, and maybe it's because the government robbed the treasury to give Americans a chance after they secretly surrendered. Insane? God I hope so. Cause Pastor Jim is seeing what's going on.

I think there's a foreign military invasion coming and the U.S. government knows they don't have an military big enough to win!

God is warning Christians of what is coming and to stock up on supplies. I could hunt and fish, but if you guys had no power, the grocery store shelves would be empty in three days. I've known Pastor Jim for a long time and he's an old soldier. I trust his word as gospel.

No one really knows what to do, except to trust in God and buy some ammunition.

midnightsstaff said...

midnightsstaff said...

Actually same stuff better prices...

buy yourself some real insurance..

CJ Phoenix said...

Hey, Middy, how are those state retirement benefits holding out? I thought about you tonite as I was watching the news.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah I don't know anyone in the system that is real happy about what is going down- CaliMexiWelfareaFornicatia couldn't be saved by Jesus H Christ himself..
What me worry? yeah I worry a lot about things like this and a whole lot of other even more terrifying events that are just one black swan sighting away.

Lots of people are treating this election like it is any other election with little between the choices, that is the very last thing this will be.

This is America's last and not a guaranteed chance to save what was our nation.
I told the peanut gallery at Red mikes tattoo shop last year that before this thing is done we probably would have blood running in the streets, the likely hood of that happening has doubled- we have a runaway president that is no longer in charge of his senses..
tomorrow's judgment on Obama care or the SB1070 is going to push this demonic bastard over the top.. because he is going to lose on both.
There is absolutely no telling what he is going to do- but you can be sure he won't just shrug his whole legacy off and quietly accept the people winning one for a change.

On a happier note I notice the idiots to the left of Arizona are getting that bullet train between gangland and fagsville hottrotted up to speed, we should call it "The Unicorn Express" hell that project alone probably will put them back in the black with surpluses as far as the imagination can see..
the California Space program will be icing on the cake.
I fully expect a bonus on my future pensions once that train is up and running..

....cheering thought.

Rick Kepple said...

Somewhere in California is Middy with his Tupperware bunker and all his stuff from Cheaper Than Dirt, Cabela's and Tiffany's. He's locked, loaded and bloated.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, why do you continue to blame everything wrong on other people? You know, psychologically, you could run for President!

Jim McAllister said...


I had to think for a minute on Tom Purcell. Then I remembered: He used to comment on the Plugged-in blogs; sharp guy. Have you bought his books?

Jim McAllister said...


Good to see FD back. As far as Baghdad Don, he is on my notify list but I never see any comments from him.

As far as Holder, most people don't even know who he is. When election day comes it will be the state of the economy that decides the winner.

I see where Morgan Freeman said today that the country will be in real trouble if Obama loses. What planet are these guys from? Especially a nut like Freeman who says Obama is doing a wonderful job while the unemployment among Blacks is 12.3% LOL

Just one more Obama supporter who never has to worry about an invitation to Mensa.

Jim McAllister said...


I think there will be plenty more distancing themselves fro Obama by convention. Clinton, Booker, and Rendell got that ball rolling. It's funny as hell that the convention is in NC where they just passed a no gay marriage bill.

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midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. "The return of the Kings"... excellent read but unless your willing to accept a truly sobering conclusion, you might not want to read it.

I think where some of the confusion lies is some responders have the idea I am a Conservative Republican, nothing could be further from the truth.
I am more in line with Classic Libertarianism and joined the Republican party before I knew where my true identity was oriented.
I actually didn't realize the disassociation during the Reagan years but sometime the middle of GWB's eight years of meh. I realized that I marched to the beat of a different drummer.
...there are damn few of us around, and none of us are identical due to the nature of our beliefs.

So don't expect me to run to the defense of any politician no matter what stripe he is unless he proves himself to have the interests of this country before his own and an undying love for the preservation of the Constitution as it was written to be interpreted in the spirit the men who were mere intermediaries of God's Divine Grace on our nation.

We have squandered much the past few decades, right now we don't need to call a contractor to repair the damage, we need to call the fire dept. to put out this fire.
I would vote for Adolph Hitler's grandson before I allow the second term of Kardashian.
I'll swap you the RotK for that Stossel book the next time we get together for breakfast at *forget the name*...
Leroy's I believe.. or Randy- something like that.

Rick Kepple said...

My apologies Middy. I thought you were messin' with me concerning Cheaper Than Dirt's catalog and the plastic ware stuff.

The 2007 ice storm taught me and a lot of folks a great deal about emergencies, generators (they use a lot of gas and oil needs changed every 24 hours of use) and some food stored can go bad. In the Midwest, people found out that FEMA pretty much only helped the local governments and everyone else was at the mercy of insurance, if they had any.

Anyone who had wood stoves, mostly prohibited by insurance companies, were suddenly living in luxury compared to frozen homes without power. Heck, I took in about a dozen people! The food went fast.

Everyone used to laugh at me for all that SHTF gear and water stored in my closet. They laughed about my buying a generator (which needs replaced), but they don't last as long as they should. Oil in generators needs changed about every 24 hours of use.

Between the recovery expenses and the morphine, I borrowed a LOT of money that I'm still paying back. FEMA came around, but couldn't pay for anything. But they helped the government and rebuilt the park.

FD said...

For all the Obama-haters ..........

A man goes to a public golf course.

He approaches the guy behind the counter in the Pro shop and says,"I would like 18 holes of golf and a caddie."

The man behind the counter says, "The 18 holes of Golf is no problem, but all of the caddies are out on the course..What I will do for you is this: We just received 8 brand new robot golf caddies. If you're willing to take one with you out on The course and come back and tell me how well it works,Your round of golf is on me today."

The golfer happily accepted the man's offer.. He approached the first tee, looked at the fairway and said to himself, "I think my driver will do the job."

The robot caddie turned to the man and said, "No sir. Use your 3 wood. A driver is far too much club for this hole." Hesitantly, the golfer pulled out his 3 wood, made good Contact with the ball, and the ball landed about 10 feet to the
Right front of the hole on the green.

The golfer, delighted, turned to the robot and thanked him for his assistance.

As the golfer pulled out his putter he said, "I think this green is gonna break left to right." The robot then again spoke up and said, "No sir. I do believe
This green will break right to left."

Thinking about the last time the robot corrected his prediction, He decided again to listen to the machine. He made his putt and birdied the hole thanks to the robot and his advice. But his luck didn't end there. His entire game was the best game he ever played, thanks To the assistance of the new robot golf caddie.

Upon returning to the clubhouse, the man behind the counter Asked, "How was your game ?" The golfer stated, "It was, by far, the BEST game I ever played.

Thank you very much for letting me take one of your robots. See you next week."

A week passed, and excited, the golfer returned to the pro shop. Upon entering, he turned to the man behind the counter And said, "I would like 18 holes of golf and one of those Robot golf caddies, please."

The gentleman from behind the counter turned to the Man and said, "Well the 18 holes is no problem. However, we had to get rid of the robots.We had too many complaints."

"COMPLAINTS? Who in the heck could've complained about those robots? They were incredible"

The man sighed and said, "Well, it wasn't their performance. It was that they were made of shiny silver metal, and the sun reflecting off them was blinding to other golfers on the fair way."

The golfer said, "So then why didn't you just paint them black?"

The man nodded sadly and replied, "We did. Three of 'em didn't show up for work, two filed for welfare, One of them robbed the pro shop, one married a Swedish girl and called himself Tiger, and the other thinks he's the President."

Jim McAllister said...


I would vote for Adolph Hitler's grandson before I allow the second term of Kardashian.

Great line. Yes, Stossel's book is excellent, well worth the cost.

Jim McAllister said...


We had a couple of big time ice storms in Leawood, KS and Shawnee, KS (Kansas City) when we lived there in the 70s and 80s. They were in 1974 and 1983 if I remember correctly.

Power lines were down, tree limbs were breaking off, roads were ice covered, etc.

We were lucky; we never lost power in either storm but plenty of our neighbors did. I remember extension cords strung across the street from one house to another to help out those without power. We burned plenty of firewood in our fireplace during those times. We had a lot of trees in Leawood and lost a lot of limbs.

You would love Leawood; it was the Scottsdale of the Kansas City area. Where else would a "dink" couple like me and Barb live?

Jim McAllister said...


Great joke; I'm still laughing. It helps to have a sense of humor when we talk about all the nonsense going on today. I'm glad to see you back.

No decision on Obamacare or SB1070 until probably Monday. It should be an interesting day.

Jim McAllister said...

This interesting. Backlash?

midnightsstaff said...

Maybe they can delay the judgment until next Wednesday... that would be appropriately symbolic.
I am seeing the administration in an orange jumpsuit, and maybe a Mexican jumpsuit.. these guys have broken international law and are subject to Mexican justice.
How the average JSP can view this group as anything less than an organized criminal cartel is amazing to me.. but here we go again, the leftists will be once again accusing us of racism.
It's just more of ammo from the same bag of crap they have used for years.

Too bad the Republicans haven't got a set of balls among them.
They fired the chief of police in the Travon Martin shooting, what do you want to bet the next one will be black?

midnightsstaff said...

So stop supporting Hollywood Jim, there is no reason to support Communists just because they do tricks for our amusement, notice the comments on that link?
not one in support for the assholes.

Jim McAllister said...


I saw that the police chief was canned. They probably bit their tongues while doing it but figured it would be better than having the city burned down over that asshole kid Trayvon.

Very sad that mobs of idiots can be that intimidating but I'm sure you remember as I do L. A. in '65 Watts and Detroit in '68.

I'm surprised L. A. hasn't been destroyed again since Rodney King was found at the bottom of a swimming pool. Surely some white guy did that so they need to burn some buildings and steal some flat screens.

Jim McAllister said...

No way do I support Hollywood, at least on purpose.

I didn't know Jack Black was a big Obama supporter until after I saw "Bernie" the other day. I will check more closely next time.

Lately, I have been seeing only British films. "Marigold Hotel" is excellent with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

The acting is far better, the stories are far better.

Screw Hollywood!

midnightsstaff said...

Wait until they get that multimillion dollar lawsuit for unlawful termination... and they are going to get one the day after the charges are dismissed.

The easiest way to get more political hostages taken is to give in to the mob, and that is all the "numba one nigga's" supporters are.. a lynch mob.

We need a few public hangings for treason and other high crimes just to make a point.

midnightsstaff said...

Well folks... today might have been that day all bear markets have when they finally roll over and the true decent begins..
It appears the fed is just not going to be able to play the card the market was hoping, his message yesterday was somber and weak at best..

..this is going to be an election season like no other in my lifetime, we have a distracted, cornered megalomaniac in the White House and it's official to everyone paying attention we are getting pulled into the vortex of a world wide depression.. not a recession, but a real grinding bad turn when our way of life will never again have opportunity for the degree of middle class normalcy we have grown accustomed to..

There is no way anyone can come into this disaster and hope to do much more than to put out the flames- I hope that Mitt has the good sense to declare a leave of his natural instincts and immediately set about to restore confidence in our decision that government is out of control and needs to be severely trimmed back.

But I sense Mitt still believes that we can grow our way out of having to deleverage- a delicate balancing act, something easier discussed in the halls of Princeton than Washington.

That option was over a long time ago, of course the average politician has no stomach for encouraging the children to eat their peas so we gorged on ice cream and ding dongs with no thought of tomorrow..

Well the bad news is tomorrow was yesterday and the ice cream is gone.

Rick Kepple said...

Oh Middy. Better buy more ammo for that fancy forty-five of yours. Those man stopper, hollow points for urban combat, cause you're responsible for hitting innocent bystanders. They were out of that ammo at Walmart.

An Army Times blogger reported: "For the first time in decades, the 2012 election is one where neither presidential candidate has served in the military." - by Steve Weigand in "Romney leads Obama among veteran voters." Weigand also says that the veteran/soldier voting intentions mirror that of the general public.

So do you think I should go for the AR-15 or just get a .22 caliber rifle for just in case? You know. Squirrels!

C'mon, go on Youtube. I'll bet you won't find one video of a guy planning to evacuate the rural areas in a SHTF scenerio sayig, "I just got to get to New York City for safety!"

Rick Kepple said...

The new "Red Dawn" movie trailer. It says released, "Summer 2011," and it was delayed until November 2012. Curious, isn't it?

Premise? The Chinese invade America and the militias are called out.

Are they afraid of causing a stir before the election and why? Maybe to inspire and for what? Christmas assault weapon under the tree with a big red ribbon? Or fear of inciting social instability?

Rick Kepple said...

There was a story posted on Facebook from azcentral about Sheriff Arpaio shutting down Tent City Jails on Saturday and now the story is gone. Six minutes, dudes! It took all of six minutes to make that story disappear!

Must have been a typo. The story was buried in azcentral and posted four hours ago.

Rick Kepple said...

Nevermind, it's back on Facebook. Weird. Sheriff Joe shutting down the jails for the protest or for good?

Must be an election year.

midnightsstaff said...

I doubt we will have the Coyotes next season, the mess has just about run it's course.. I really feel sorry for the taxpayers of Glendale, it was bad enough with the situation with the Coyotes in the building.. now much of Westgate is probably going to get boarded up and they are going to get an increase of city taxes no matter what happens..
Glendale city administration is about as poorly run as any I have ever seen.

I can't get interested in the Diamondbacks either.. maybe the Cards eh?

haha.. yeah maybe the Cards.

Jim McAllister said...


Some writer mentioned today that Romney should jump on Obama for his treatment of vets. I agree; he is screwing the vets big time.

Latest Gallup: Obama's favorable rating is 43%, unfavorable 47%.

People are wising up on this guy.

Jim McAllister said...


Never the Cards; at least while the Bidwills own them.

Putting the Arena in Glendale was a big mistake; it was more than Glendale could handle. There are not enough hockey fans out there.

It should have been built at Los Arcos in Scottsdale instead of SkySong. The season ticket holders are in Scottsdale as is the Ice Den where the Coyotes work out plus it would have revitalized McDowell Road which is currently full of vacant former car dealerships.

Hindsight is wonderful, isn't it?

midnightsstaff said...

This is what socialism brings nations to, we should be seeing this as a warning but I haven't seen anything about this on major networks... I guess it just isn't happening just like the Nazi party is now starting to get real traction in Greece isn't happening either...

it's going to get ugly.

Rick Kepple said...

George W. was a Christian President and very nice. He's the ONLY Republican President to write to me. He confided in my brother, the preacher and had a prayer network for him. The VA buried records of a LOT of servicemembers. W might have been irresponsible in some ways, but he has a good heart. He did a lot for military veterans. George W. always did what he felt was right in God's eyes. The man had compassion. It's like he never did much right before he became President and he is the example of most Americans; a party animal turned Christian. Even SN sowed her oats and turned out good.

Pastor Jim told me that he's getting a big check soon for the Agent Orange from Vietnam and I Googled it and a new story says that veterans are being compensated for that poison. Obama might be responsible for that, but senators and congresspersons are claiming victory. Sadly, most sufferers are dead, so the VA did save a lot of money and that's their agenda. George W. probably had more to do with that than anyone else did.

Rick Kepple said...

Romney's religion, Mormon, says that every believer must be armed for defense of their home. In fact, the word "Mormon" comes from the name of a military commander. In the days of the Nephites (1600-1700 BC Israeli), it was a mandatory, sacred obligation of all men to be armed, and prepared to defend their homes, families, country and religious freedoms, from the Book of Mormon.

So maybe I'll be getting some kind of rifle for defense of my country. Heck, Romney might make owning a gun mandatory!

midnightsstaff said...

The desperation is thick today, for some reason Drudge is beating the weather drum over some low pressure system in the Gulf that has the potential of a light band of rain for Florida next week..

Those people thinking global warming/climate change have been wrong since Katrina.

A challenging economic environment has made Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst Noah Weisberger recommend shorting the S&P 500, or betting on further declines. He has a target of 1,285, or 3.1 percent below yesterday’s close.

Noah Weisberger a GS advisor made this statement..

“With incremental U.S. monetary policy on hold, the market will need to confront a deteriorating growth picture near term,”
and the Fed which dropped this air biscuit right before the market dropped over two hundred points.

"Firms responding to the June Business Outlook Survey indicated weaker business conditions this month. The survey’s indicators for general activity, new orders, shipments, and average work hours were all negative this month, suggesting overall declines in business. Input price pressures were less in evidence this month, with more firms reporting declines in input prices. And for the second consecutive month, more firms reported declines in prices for their products than reported increases. The survey’s indicators of future activity remained positive and improved slightly, suggesting that the current weakness in activity is expected to be short lived"

haha. we have a gang of charlatans dealing with this world wide meltdown that have about the same degree of expertise and credibility of African witchdoctor a bone through his nose waving a dead chicken, holding magic beans and sacred feather boa and assuring us they are in control.

The rain should be on it's way.

...Even though it's incredible they all have missed it, there is still not a word in domestic news about the situation in Greece..
Maybe the Greeks are not so screwed up as I might have thought, looking at the pictures they seem pretty decent compared to a similar picture of most American inner city white trash- not a fatty in the bunch of them that I can see.
We will see similar lines in this nation.

CJ Phoenix said...

Know what I have been wondering a lot lately? How much all this crap corporate america has been pouring down our throat for years has to do with the increases of certain health conditions that can be & has been proven to cause weight gain & lessened quality of life ... Through deceptive advertising, hidden & cheap additives, new & fun ways to package & sell subsidized crops, and on & on ... I am talking thyroid conditions & diabetes, & that is just the tip of the iceberg. Chemical additives & filler, preservatives, containers that leech into the product itself, irradiation ... And of course some of my buddies here will jump on my back about all this ... BECAUSE they have a vested interest in corporate america. It may only be a relatively tiny interest but it has allowed them to retire in style.

We are being told than we have longer lifespans nowadays too. That is pretty deceptive in itself though. The next step of the corporate process is when they pump you full of drugs to keep you alive &, when you degrade too much, they keep you in a home somewhere in a nearly vegetative state (although real vegetables are not as nasty)... See, I still remember the old folks in my family. Those that made it through all the obstacles of child birth & accidental death often led very, very, very long relatively healthy natural lives. WITHOUT drugs, without institutions ... Shoot, my great-great grandparents built that place out on east Van Buren that I am always talking about from scratch, by hand ... and the old man was in his 70s. Then he lived into his 90s. So did she. I have a whole string of 5-generation photos to show for it too.

And don't even get me started on the political angle of this process. This is a lot like communism, I tell you -- catering to the desires of a collective -- except, in this case, people are not forced to work in order to make a living. Just invest their money whether they actually earned it once or not. AND you all are going to have a hell of a task getting rid of all the poor people if you ever succeed in turning this country into a purely capitalistic-communism form. It won't be like Cuba where those with money, if they were smart, bailed at the first opportunity because the poor people around here have no place to go nowadays & no means to do it with.

midnightsstaff said...

So are you saying that we should allow someone like Michelle Obama to tell us how to eat and what to take?- hell Kardashian himself won't do what she says- he stops off at the hot dog stand every time he gets away from that controlling bitch.

Our national health problems has nothing to do with what is available- I can still go to Sprouts and find what I choose to purchase, it has everything to do with a lazy population that would rather drive through the Jack in the Box rather than cook dinner.

How many times does the average schmuck pull into one of those gag and pukes instead of buying food and processing it like we used to do.

No easy answers here- you just can't blame this obese, diabetes plagued nation on the Republican party or a free market like you would like to.

Jim McAllister said...


Ya gotta admit: Middy has a point. Sprouts and other places with healthy food are open to the public. All we have to do is walk in and buy the stuff. However, it seems like every McDonald's I go by has a line at the drive-through window.

There is no cure for ignorance; either one is or isn't.

I agree with Middy on Michelle. She is good at telling others what to do but in reality is as phony as her husband. She didn't get looking the way she does from eating bean sprouts.

Those are some great photos you have of your ancestors. I especially like the ones by Papago.

No McDonald's in those days.

CJ Phoenix said...

No, actually, I was NOT saying that Michelle Obama should tell us what to eat at all. Or anyone else for that matter. The only thing worse than the far-left reaction of banning all fatty, sugary, salty, whatever the hell else they can think of ... kinds of food, in my opinion, is the type of oppression & trickery that has been going on in the politically-connected, profit-driven food industry since before me or Michelle Obama were ever born. Before my parents were born, in fact. Although, there has been a growing backlash against it & that's why we now have a few places in big city like Sprouts. You have to admit, though, there are barely enough Sprouts to go around & even in the city one needs a car to shop there.

If this was truly a free market, as you both like to claim, then I would buy some land & farm animals first chance I had & sell my product out of the front of my house. Sell or barter. I might even build a little store front and hire some kids to help run it ... That is what one side of my family did in OK around the turn of the last century. THAT was back when the market really was free. Nowadays, though, there are rules & restrictions on top of city codes & zoning laws on top of neighborhood associations & just plain old noisy neighbors ... And every branch & every agency of government wants a cut. And that is not to mention what happens if you actual do fairly well because then big business wants a cut too or else to put you out of business. I mean, then you are the competition & what would happen if others start following your lead?

My point was that if you are wondering why the Greeks are not as fat as us, I am betting it is because they have tended to eat better quality foods. I bet that corporate america doesn't have such a choke hold on them. And, btw, Middy, aren't you a little too chunky to be claiming that your ability to drive to a Sprouts is the solution to all of our problems?

Jim McAllister said...


Middy isn't that chunky guy that you saw a while back. The SOB has gone healthy on us and lost about 35 pounds! How dare him! No Pabst Blue Ribbon, lots of sprouts! LOL

Your comment has merit: That is what one side of my family did in OK around the turn of the last century. THAT was back when the market really was free. Nowadays, though, there are rules & restrictions on top of city codes & zoning laws on top of neighborhood associations & just plain old noisy neighbors ... And every branch & every agency of government wants a cut.

The problem is we have too many people who believe that government is the great solver of problems when actually they are usually the problem itself.

I wonder who the first one was who decided that government is the answer. Look at us now with Obama who has brainwashed so many into thinking , "Yes, we can!"

We see what a crappy job he is doing but when he is long forgotten another like him will come along who the people will trust and here we go again.

When you have a government like Obama's there will always be a million rules and regulations attached so that you and your farm stand will not have a chance.

Your stand will have to be a certain size, have certain lighting, your employees will have to be union and you will have to provide insurance plans for them, your hours of operation will have to be what is prescribed by law, you will have to have all races of people represented, etc. Well, you get the picture. That how government operates.

Under a free enterprise system, government has better things to do than bother our private lives so much.

I like John Stossel's explanation:
"Intuition teaches us to believe that when there is a problem, government should act. Reality teaches us that individuals should act, not government."

CJ Phoenix said...

Yeah, Jim, government has its place & even I will admit that, nowadays, it has gone way, way, way too far. Both government & corporate america. They have taken on a life of their own & pretty much removed the rights of individuals.

Hey, don't think that I just take out my dissatisfaction on you guys. Just yesterday at a job fair downtown -- only about 2-3mis. south of my house -- I gave some Goodwill people a piece of my mind too. It was a Goodwill sponsored event &, apparently, it was aimed directly at downtown residents -- in other words, minorities -- & if you don't speak English well, cha-ching. You get extra points because that is considered a disability. Well, what about my neighborhood? And what about people that have never become fluent in Spanish? I cannot tell you how many jobs I have been passed over at this point because they "prefer" Spanish speakers ... I tell you what though. It is a really good thing that they did not try to kick me out of that event. A really good thing.

Maybe you two should take me to lunch again. Just sayin'. I kinda need a break from all this crap & corruption & it would be nice to reconnect on a friendly level. Right now, I am thinking about dipping into my collection of loose change just to see how many Jack tacos I can eat before I get sick ...

midnightsstaff said...

People that think like I do believe that it's personal responsibility that should dictate what you decide to put in your mouth or not, this is all about control 1984 style.. the book was actually a documentary ahead of it's day.

Wow Eric Clapton did the guitar work on Roger Waters album "the pros and cons of hitchhiking"- he's about as smooth as it gets... time to head for the hot tub..
nice thing about now, I turn the temp to 60 and it stays about 102 or so..
solar heated..
Pedro zappa out..

CJ Phoenix said...

That's what I believe too, Middy. Where we diverge, I believe, is that I don't believe that misleading & deceiving consumers regarding the quality of the product & consequences of consuming the product all in the name of the almighty buck is ok. Look at it this way: how can you make good choices without information? Without information even consent is not valid &, therefore, you are not responsible for those choices ...

Big brother is your friends & neighbors & strangers in the street, collectively. Think about that one.

Another note: Where is Mike McLellan when I need to show him something like this:

Rick Kepple said...

1984 was not the ONLY prophetic book. But it's only fiction, right?

Donald Trump is supporting Mitt Romney and while people say that it's bad, the GOP listens to money. Fact. Trump stands on the redistribution of American wealth to other nations and it's to help create a stable world population. It actually does make sense; no more war, no more hunger, no more terrorism and with just a tiny bit of control.

Why people are even voluntarily putting cameras in their own homes connected to the computer, connected to the Internet, and for security. The government doesn't have to mandate shit. People are CHOOSING to be controlled. The more money you have, the MORE you ARE CONTROLLED.

Poverty makes a great controlling device though, but it don't work so well for outdoors folks and others. There will come a time when some people will trade their arms for food. Not all will comply.

Pastor Jim agrees. There will come a time when the government will ask people to trust them and be provided with a car, a house, food, everything for only their law abiding obedience. It seems only logical.

Heck, I wrote about it. According to the manuscript, the NWO takes over in 2025, to create the perfect world. I wrote that in 1997. In 2008, the G20 said the NWO would be ready to launch in 2025.

In 1984, people are controlled unwillingly. The truth is that people will beg to be controlled, but they won't even realize they are doing it.

Most of the university psychological studies on human behavior is paid for by the government.

CJ Phoenix said...

What do you think about that 14yo kid that shot & maybe killed the armed intruder into his home, Jim? I haven't seen any news on it this morning but, last I heard, the guy that got shot was in critical condition. My thoughts:

Good shot, kiddo. A mighty fine use of stand your ground type laws, this one ... Too bad there will always be chickenshit, morally challenged people like Zimmerman & Fish running around with guns to ruin it for everybody else because there is actually nothing wrong with the laws or guns themselves. There is just a certain percentage of people who misuse them both.

Jim McAllister said...


That's funny; they prefer Spanish speakers. The last time I checked this was still the United States so why aren't those "Spanish speakers" learning English? Why are we suppose to learn Spanish? It's a bunch of BS from the left that causes all this crappola.

I had lunch with Middy and the Slaters recently at a unique little hamburger joint at 19th ave. and Dunlap. Barb is anxious to return for another burger so let's try to set something up.

Jim McAllister said...


I didn't hear about the 14 year old shooting the burglar but that is good news. Maybe he should have put a couple more into him to finish the job. My kind of kid; he is learning early what a world this has become.

It's sad to be that way but it is the reality of this world. We live in a benign area of Scottsdale; at least up to now as I have heard of a couple local burglaries around here lately.

I started long ago leaving the front and back patio lights on and keeping my .38 fully loaded on the nightstand. It's a hell of a way to live but I hear too much about crooks breaking in when people are asleep. I hope I am being paranoid and nothing ever happens but one can't be too careful these days.

Those old folks in Sun City have the right idea. If they hear a noise in the house like an intruder they open fire and kill the loser on the spot. I love it; it saves time.

A cop told me once that if you shoot someone, be sure they are in the house first and if they happen to just be outside the door, drag them in after the shot. LOL

midnightsstaff said...

Na... forensics being what they are, just walk away, lay the weapon down as it was used and call the cops.
never move anything around unless it is to save a life.
if it's a righteous shoot, it will stand by itself..

The only thing wrong I can see is the 14 year old man did not empty the entire magazine in the intruder's center mass..
you don't stop shooting in those situations, you shoot to stop the threat on the outside but I can't see any way you don't empty all seven in the prep when being attacked.
keep in mind, people are hard to kill.

I am not happy with the way these garden hoses are being shoddily manufactured, I was scrubbing my garden hose in the bathtub with a green scrubber and comet cleanser like everyone else does and the yellow color rubbed off in spots to a white vinyl- at one time the vinyl was yellow all the way through making it a lot easier to keep your hoses looking good.

... just another indicator the world is going to hell in a handbasket and we now find out the handbaskets are getting in short supply... what to do?
American hose manufacturing would have never accepted this type of slovenly practice... we need tariffs!

midnightsstaff said...

By the way... anyone know how to get dropbox to work in android...
I am learning a new system and old dogs just have problems...

CJ Phoenix said...

They "prefer" Spanish speaking EMPLOYEES that also speak English. That's one of the ways that big business works: screw right & wrong, screw politics, gotta get that money from as many customers as possible ... So what if the customers don't speak any English? If those customers have any money at all, we are going to only hire people that can sell them crap too ... Now don't tell me you have any issues with that, Jim. I mean, all is far in the love of & war against money, isn't it?

OTOH, the issue I had at the Goodwill job fair was with them calling not being able to speak English a handicap & I suppose you could have a point about that. They were not necessarily addressing just the needs of Spanish-only speakers either as there is currently a few hundred boatloads of Asian immigrants & refugees from someplace or another in Africa take are taking advantage of the free services available to English-challenged immigrants nowadays. Actually more of them then Spanish speakers (probably because the Spanish only crowd are currently afraid to show ask for help) ...

Here is my biggest problem with all that: if you are going give special consideration to new immigrants because they do not speak a certain language, then that consideration needs to be spread around equally to anybody who is limited by the language they can speak fluently. Of course, speaking English only would not be a handicap if not for the practices of businesses in general. That right there is the real problem.

Businesses are not supposed to discriminate according to our Bill of Rights. That is in theory though. And in theory they don't discriminate when they use the word "prefer" as opposed to "requirement". In practice, however, they most certainly do discriminate. Especially in today's world of abundant needy workers & too few jobs.

CJ Phoenix said...

Yes, a good hamburger would be very nice. Email me about it please. And if you can sneak one past ms & his wife, I wouldn't be adverse to meeting them ... LOL. Hey, 19th Ave. & Dunlap? Are they bikers? No problem if they are. Just wondering.

CJ Phoenix said...

Yeah, well, I always have a loaded shotgun handy myself. At least when I am inside my house. Double barrel, no clip BUT ... if the first blast put an intruder down, I would probably think twice before emptying the 2nd barrel on them at close range because it might cut them in half & that would be a nightmare to clean up. I also have my dog & she is almost always with me inside the house so I feel relatively secure. Probably wouldn't even need the shotgun.

Jim McAllister said...


I love your descriptions of how to shoot. I agree on emptying the gun into the perp. Hell, for a couple more bucks worth of ammo, you get more surety.

midnightsstaff said...

"Businesses are not supposed to discriminate according to our Bill of Rights. That is in theory though. And in theory they don't discriminate when they use the word "prefer" as opposed to "requirement". In practice, however, they most certainly do discriminate. Especially in today's world of abundant needy workers & too few jobs"

You can't get away with these incorrect assumptions... I hate to drag you kicking and screaming back to the document but just show me one place in the Bill or the Constitution where any business is restricted on their rights to discrimination?- right down to the sign on the window that says-"we have the right to refuse service to anyone"- how does that square with the leftist interpretation of the fourteenth?
You really want that job that you really aren't qualified for?- who's to say you aren't qualified- some HR pogee that laughs in your face because you really haven't gone to engineering school or your confidence that you can do the job?... clear cut discrimination.
where is Joe??

do you think that somehow has slipped by the school of personal injury lawyers out there with a bucket of chum in one hand and a fresh law degree in the other?
(anyone seen Joe?)
It's thinking like this that has corrupted the vernacular to the point seven out of ten voters actually believe there is a section in the document that says "seperation of church and state" somewhere...("it's in there I just know it is")
got to stop these silly notions somewhere, I guess this is it.

I don't want to do business with some braindead outfit that hires their help like the government hires their drones...
I expect service not excuses.
In fact I demand that business discriminates or I will not be doing repeat business with them!
Say they have a nice little restaurant with limited seating and the owner is from fagsville and lets homeless come in and sit at an open chair at your table giving him a sandwich because as he says- "it's the right thing to do".
I don't have to accept it because I pay for goods and services and not someone's else's misguided altruistic fantasy..
He says when I complain about the smell, "it doesn't cost you- quit complaining"
..must have once worked for the dept. of human resources.

Government can not discriminate in how they apply the law.. little else.
sounds good but all populist oriented thinking does until you start thinking about it.

Problem is we have such an ignorant society and such a megalomaniac government the media lies get completely around the world before the truth finds it's pants.

midnightsstaff said...

Well maybe this is what I saw walking behind my yard last week... this looks like a coyote/pit mix to me, the one I briefly saw moved differently- my sighting had sort of a rear end heavy hop like a kangaroo...

whatever it is I've never seen an animal move or look like the one I saw..

Fox Mulder is walking the neighborhood asking if anyone else has seen it.. where's Rick? probably chatting up Scully I suppose.

CJ Phoenix said...

I guess you are correct this time, Middy. I had to look it up & what I found looks to be an act of congress. That & the phrase: Equal Employment Opportunity IS THE LAW ... So I guess that means that having a job in order to provide food for yourself & your family, a roof over your head & those in your family, medical & health needs ... AND relative safety from the kinds of people who are so broken & twisted that they choose to live in the streets as opposed to being forced to live there because nobody will hire you & the days of being able to make your own way are largely gone ... IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A HUMAN RIGHT. But is also the law. And we are a "nation of laws" aren't we?

I dare say, though, that the privilege of being allowed to provide for yourself in this world is not just statute somewhere but it is also a natural law, therefore, we are talking about human rights. Then you also have this clause of the 14th: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." AND while living in the streets may not necessarily kill a person immediately, it certainly increases the probability that a person will die much sooner than if they were self sufficient.

AND, of course, that equal opportunity thing only applies to qualities that are not made through choice. BUT I did not choose not to become fluent in Spanish. I took a Spanish class four times & that doesn't count all the informal exposure I have had ... I know the basics plus some really choice words & phrases but I still cannot learn to follow along in a conversation or answer questions in Spanish. Therefore, I still believe its an equally protected handicap.

You can stop with that "I am not a conservative ... But you are a liberal!" crap anytime now, buddy. I am as much of my own person with my own mind as you are. Besides, the real, self-proclaimed liberals do not agree with me more than half the time either.

One last thing: how can you even pretend to know the intentions behind the words of any part of our Constitution while completely ignoring the expressed terms of the Preamble where the intentions are laid out in black & white for the whole body of work?

steve buzzardo said...

Without a doubt it is a Chupacabra or for you Spanish speakers:
sin lugar a dudas se trata de un Chupacabra

midnightsstaff said...

tastes like chicken.

midnightsstaff said...

A government that can provide for you can take from you...

actually I am not really a conservative myself.. I went over that before..
so no I am not saying you are liberal and I am a conservative, I am saying that it appears you don't understand the basic theme of what the Constitution was intended to do.

It was designed to protect the individual and his property from the government by limiting the scope of government, it was intentionally crafted to be restrictive towards the federal and more lenient towards the state as a sovereign in attending to their own issues.

It's crowning achievement was to introduce the concept of affirmative action hiring to the point we have a totally inept and unqualified occupant of the White House due entirely to white liberal guilt...

This election is like listening to some of the passengers wanting Capt. Smith to turn around and ram that iceberg a second time- actually that might have worked, after all the passengers could have offloaded on to something more seaworthy than the doomed luxury liner.

All government hiring rules can do is to say one cannot be discriminated against unless all are being discriminated against...
The fourteenth was a specific amendment targeting the blacks after the War between the States..
Don't get all wrapped up in construing something that just isn't in the amendment.
Corrupt justices have erroneously mandated in the face of the Constitution for years.- like with the citizenship clause..

You soon get into the whack a mole phase with regulations... focus attention on one mole and another one pops up...
that's why the government has no jurisdiction over human nature- it can't even address the problem mainly because it is not human- it has grown into a metastasized growth that has lost any relation it might have had to the plight of the average citizen.

Burgess... Mary Burgess Jim- it came to me in a dream. haha..

Jim McAllister said...


Say they have a nice little restaurant with limited seating and the owner is from fagsville and lets homeless come in and sit at an open chair at your table giving him a sandwich because as he says- "it's the right thing to do"

That last sentence was Obama's statement about the amnesty he just granted. He may be a piece of crap but that will mean a lot of votes for him. We can only hope that it loses him as many if not more.

Good post!

Jim McAllister said...


That's it....Mary Burgess! How could we have ever forgotten? It's amazing how sometimes it just shoots out from nowhere.

It's too bad that didn't work out; she was damn good looking. Unfortunately, a bit nuts too!

It's hard to have it all.

midnightsstaff said...

great cook too I might add, yeah life is a box of.....

I had a funny click in my stereo/computer system and figured it was a corrupted driver or a power issue, but lo and behold a little thought led me to unplug and reboot the wifi modum... and that was it!... I don't know why but these things need a reboot across the board now and then...
no one has any idea on the dropbox app?- I downloaded it but can't figure out where the pull cord is..

wonder what ever become of Mary?

ah the hell, time for a dip.

Jim McAllister said...

I'm sure you could find her easily, probably through her mom if nowhere else.

Maybe it's worth another shot. Remember those midnight swims? I'm just sayin'

CJinPhoenix said...

Here is the intention of the document, Middy: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." By definition, a preamble sets forth the purpose of the document that follows ... But don't let a little thing like logic get in your way.

Here it is again in Spanish: "Nosotros, el Pueblo de los Estados Unidos, a fin de formar una Unión más perfecta, establecer Justicia, afirmar la tranquilidad interior, proveer la defensa común, promover el bienestar general y asegurar los beneficios de la Libertad para nosotros y nuestra posteridad, decretamos y establecemos esta Constitución para los Estados Unidos de América." (Now I just need one of those fancy-ass cell phones so I can google everything being said. Hey, I need special accommodations ... Sounds more & more like a protected handicap.)

CJinPhoenix said...

Please note: "... promote the general Welfare ..."

midnightsstaff said...

Funny you should mention midnight swims... this is prime skinnidipping season- the pool is staying pretty warm late...
Na.. when it's time to pick up the chips you step away from the table, thinking back tho, you mention her mom it was a lot of fun visiting her and playing a weird three handed card game, I think maybe it was a sense of family that attracted me.. or she was an excellent cook.. one or both.
...and she had a dragon.

Funny about the name tho, I was drawing a real senior moment.
Whatever happened to that Amy gal- Rascal? hope she is doing better, that apartment electrical mess sounded pretty shaky..
funny about these things, people just drop off and you never hear from them again, just like Stalin's Russia.

yeah.. you win Cj.. I give up..I'm ranted out today.

Jim McAllister said...

I don't know what happened to Rascal. She was an original blogger from 2006 and a very good one. She, CJ, and Gloria were there from the start and hung in the whole 6 years. All three came to the picnic in June, 2007.

Rascal is on my notify list for this blog so she knows about it but she never stops in.

CJinPhoenix said...

You dated Mary Burgess, Middy? I skipped over that whole personal commentary last night but now that I see it ... GOOD GRIEF! What was that all about? Her looks? Her ability to cook? The fact that she is fragile & nuttier than a squirrel's winter stash? No wonder you think all women are psychos ... You are only attracted to the crazy ones. And I believe that makes you as nutty as any of the women you choose to date.

CJinPhoenix said...

Hey, don't get pissed off, buddy. You were seriously asking for that one.

midnightsstaff said...

Pretty old history and I never got on you over a few things on your past- not nice to throw rocks... at least she never called me names, after all you have to start with something to work from past a plumbing check. least I still have the pool, could have been worse.
betcha didn't know her brother is an Orthopedic Surgeon...

Yeah.. Jim kinda let that one slip eh?
my friends...

Jim McAllister said...


CJ isn't observing the Mary B. thing like a man would.

Remember the old episode of "Cheers" where they have a contest for best waitress? Carla is doing cartwheels, backflips, and other great things while carrying a tray of drinks and never spilling a drop while some gorgeous babe named Shawnee is falling all over herself and spilling everything.

Who did the judges pick as the best: SHAWNEE!

Carla complains that the girl couldn't walk and chew gum and spilled everything. How could she be the best?

Their answer? "Just LOOK at her!"

Sometimes life isn't fair.

CJinPhoenix said...

Yeah, at least Jim gets it. BTW, Middy, I wasn't bringing up old history at all. This is the first that I heard of it and I was commenting on what you have said right here on this thread.

midnightsstaff said...

I just don't understand what you get from junking me every chance you get.

...what's even more troubling is trying to figure out why I haven't put you on the permanent ignore list..

don't want to air any laundry on these sites, so guess that's it.

midnightsstaff said...

"GOOD GRIEF! What was that all about? Her looks? Her ability to cook? The fact that she is fragile & nuttier than a squirrel's winter stash? No wonder you think all women are psychos ... You are only attracted to the crazy ones. And I believe that makes you as nutty as any of the women you choose to date"

you are full of bullshit Cj.. all you do is wait for something to tee off on me about- I suppose that was just you just mentioning this was the first you heard... na you are just a bitter mean spitited bitch and don't give a damn who you insult in daily talk.

CJinPhoenix said...

Must be that time of the month out in BFT again. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, Middy, but I never know when it's alright to tease you & when it is going to set you off. So I guess I should just let you be for a while now, eh? FTR, tho, if someone like Mary floats your boat, then I would genuinely wish you both happiness. I just don't believe that she's your type.

midnightsstaff said...

I guess if pushing buttons is what you want to do in life makes you happy then enjoy it.. I won't bother to go all psychoanalytical over it, I doubt you care anyway.

I'm just wondering where the age line is with this Viagra guy... you know the one who can pull over and put water in the radiator all by himself.. regular Marlborough man of the age, we now have a society that needs an app to tell them if it's am or pm on their blackberry..

No wonder tho, we have a president that needs teleprompters to lecture a second grade class, some have suggested he needs one to answer the phone... I can guarantee you he couldn't find the radiator much less get water in it..
....more likely he might piss himself.

So at what point did men give up on working on the car or mowing their own lawn for that matter?- is Forty pretty much the cut or is it worse yet?

Viagraman has none of that, he knows what he wants and how to get it, hell he even drives a race car with advertising....
He and the team are neck and neck on points.
Smiling Bob seems to be losing badly on ratings since his wife ran off with a biker gang.
.. actually this is a good segue into one of my favorite topics - what has happened the last couple of generations?

We used to produce men who could change a tire or even fix a flat but we seem to be encouraging a society where fewer and fewer people are competent to design and build things and a much larger and less motivated class that is happy to get an app so to speak and never spend a curious moment in how things really work.

But that's just my observations, I'm sure there is someone out there that will disagree..

Jim McAllister said...


I hate to think of how many times I changed tires in the late '50s.

I had a '54 Ford 6 banger and bought the cheapest tires I could find. They also had tubes in them which would surprise a lot of people today. I would patch those tubes myself and stuff them in the tire.

One time I was having a flat a day and after about 4 days I figured it out: There was a piece of a nail stuck in the inner sidewall which would keep puncturing the tube no matter how many times I patched it.

There are lessons to be learned and I learned one that week at 16 to check the inside of the tire before putting the tube in.

It's amazing what one can learn through experience.

steve buzzardo said...

speaking of missing bloggers, whatever happened to Stealth, she was one of the best.

Anonymous said...

These Hollywood types are so phony! They haven't a clue.

I remember when I was on a college panel in 1967 on thermonuclear war, and I faced Paul Newman who was the celebrity on the side that wanted American disarmament at any cost.

I liked him as an actor, but the man didn't have a clue.

When technical and strategic details were thrown in his direct, he was clearly lost.

Allen Duffis

Jim McAllister said...


Stealth got tired of some of the idiots like Bodo plus I think she kind of burned out on some of the political stuff. I still exchange messages with her occasionally.

Jim McAllister said...


It's a shame but as much as I like some of these people on screen, I can't stand their clueless asses in real life.

I liked Newman and Redford in two of my favorite films, "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting" but I never cared for them in real life.

Pick up a copy of Jason Mattera's "Hollywood Hypocrites" for a good expose of the overpaid phonies in film and music like DiCaprio, Damon, Streisand, Julia Roberts, Springsteen, etc.

All are Obama loving losers wanting high taxes to OTHER rich people while they cheat on theirs.

JAB said...

I really enjoyed your blog about the white picket fence and the simlper life. I really enjoyed the meals with my family.
I really think of these when my computer crashes or I am out of cel phone range