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Saturday, August 25, 2012


From the Hedda Hopper school of journalism:

Dammit, Biden!  I said move the prompter over a 
TRACE; not in front of my FACE!
Flash!  Obama joins the faculty of the Biden school of gaffes. 

A few months ago, Biden referred to candidate Romney as “President Romney” and now Obama refers to current House member and Senate hopeful Todd Akin as “Senator Akin.” 

Was it a Freudian slip?  Was it Biden who pushed the teleprompter in front of Obama’s face recently?  …..And the beat goes on.

This week (August 21) Barb and I had our 45th anniversary so I thought I would dredge up some numbers from that era to compare to now.

I was looking through some old check entries from 1969 which show quite a contrast to the expenses of today.

I don’t have my check register of 1967 when we got married but I still have the receipt from our first grocery shopping trip in Warrensburg, Missouri.    We were setting up house so we needed everything from food to brooms, mops and other one time purchase items.  Our total bill for three jam packed grocery carts was $54 and change.  Today, we spend that much just dropping into the store to “pick up a few things.”

Probably the biggest shocker would be a check I wrote on July 1, 1969 for $19.50.  That was our monthly cost for health insurance through Blue Cross.  Barb had some minor surgery in the summer of ’69 and I later got a bill from the hospital for $2.30.

In those days my doctor in Warrensburg charged me $3 a visit.  That included a $2 discount I received from his usual fee of $5 since I was a student and a veteran.  When we moved to Kansas City later in ’69, my doctor’s fee was $7.50.

In September of ’69 my gas bill in KC was $2.74 for our one bedroom apartment in Overland Park, Kansas.  My monthly bill for the KC Star newspaper was $7.  On June 20, 1969 I filled my ’61 Chevy with its 20 gallon tank for $4.40.  We were shocked if gas ever drifted over 30 cents a gallon.  My electric bill in December, ’69 was $13.82.  My Kansas driver’s license cost $4.50

Houlihan’s Restaurant was a big deal in those days.  Barb and I would eat there for about $12 which included a bottle of rot gut Riunite wine.  Cover charges to great nightclubs were a buck and the beers were 50 cents.

With an income of $13,500 a year, we lived like royalty.  I even had a company car at my disposal.  Sweet memories!
 On the last blog, we got into some car talk and the subject of “Woodies” came up, in particular Middy’s ’49 Ford wagon.  At left is a photo of a ’49 Ford Woody probably a lot like Middy’s.
                              A '48 Ford Woody 
                              How bout that shine!
The woody style was popular mostly in the1930s and 1940s with the Big Three turning them out.  Many early versions were made by third party carpenters or coach builders.  It didn’t matter whether you had a 4 door, coupe, convertible, or station wagon, you get it in a woody style.

A '42 Ford Woody.  (Photo from 1948)
People loved their woodies and many took great pride into polishing them to a beautiful sheen.  They were classy as they looked like a vehicle from some posh country estate.  Ford and Buick even played up that image calling their woodies the “Country Squire”, and the “Estate Wagon.”

By the late 50s the woody style was disappearing mainly because of new safety regulations that wood vehicles couldn’t pass.

I remember those cars very well having grown up when their popularity was at its zenith.  


Mike slater said...

Jim and Barb, congratulations on your 45th anniversary.Hope you have many more.

As far as Obama's gaffes you can add his wife to the list. She gave a speech the other day urging people to register to vote. She then told to be sure and vote on November 2nd.Trouble is election day is November 6th. She should have told them to vote on November 7th.

Life in the 60's was a lot less expensive. Here in Phoenix gas was about 22 cents a gallon. You could get a six-pack of beer for less that a dollar.

I miss the good old days.

nativekentuckian said...

Hi Jim!.....In '69 the US Dollar was still worth something.....nowadays with QE#1, #2, and the one THE FED is secretly doing this week which again will bailout the big banks...and (hopefully)prop up the stock market...puts more worthless dollars into circulation....thus our dollar is worth less and less. I feel sorry for people with families who have a lot of mouths to feed...Sonny

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, you better get a hold on Middy, because if he shoots off his mouth again, I'm turning him into the FBI, and I'll say that he's a threat to himself and others. He's already posted that he's got dangerous weapons and lives in California. It would be easy to have his guns confiscated.
So shut him up, or I'll do it for you.

I also talked the the Republicans, and Todd Akin is still strong in the running. In fact, because of his remarks, he might just win! I'm gonna vote for him for his remarks about women.

A female Republican that's some relation to a millionaire Republican that I know and she assured me that the RNC is on my side. They don't like SN, Beverly Hills or Scottsdale. It's a Christian thing and us Bible thumpers all stick together.

I'm thinking that I might write to Oklahoma and Texas and have SN concerts banned. We don't need people like that in the Bible belt.

Rick Kepple said...

Congratulations on Jim and Barb's wedding anniversary. I never could make it past seven years in any of my marriages and my last wife died. I like women, but the Bible gives clear instructions on how they should behave.

Went to a gun show today and bought a low capacity clip for my hunting rifle. The law clearly states how many rounds I can carry during deer hunting trips.

And I saw some nice antique weapons. A Stevens Crackshot that originally sold for three dollars or was given away with an order of livestock feed now sells for $300! But if a part breaks, you're screwed. There are no more parts for a Crackshot. I used to have one and I had to make my own parts! With my dad's help, we made a case hardened firing pin from a duplex nail.

Rick Kepple said...

BTW, I did go to a few clubs last night, but no one was laughing. I guess they weren't gay clubs. I just don't understand why people want to be gay, if they're not gonna laugh. I laugh all the time, so I must have been gay all along and didn't know it.

midnightsstaff said...

"So shut him up, or I'll do it for you"

lets see what you got asshole- tired of your nonstop inmate behavior- put up or shut up.

you have a problem with this blog Jim and it's not me- he was funny at one point.. not anymore.

Rick Kepple said...

I went to a gun show today where Miss Missouri stamped my hand, I paid a mere two dollars for a wink from a beautiful woman. Miss Pulaski County was there too, but she's a kid. Doesn't count. I bought low capacity magazines to be compliant with the new laws coming out re: firearms. Then I met the beautiful cheerleaders from the St. Louis Rams.

And Middy, have some respect on Jim's blog. I'm a hillbilly and expected to be boorish. You're a lady. So be nice, sweetheart.

Jim McAllister said...


No kidding? She really did say November 2? To say she is dumb as a post is to give her a compliment.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe this administration is really happening.

I hope America sees through them and sends them back to Chicago, Nairobi, or wherever the hell they are from.

Jim McAllister said...


I agree, it's a tough time and all the money printing won't help.

Obama, Biden, and the rest of those miscreants can bring up anything they want about Romney but the fact is the economy sucks and that is 99% on voter's minds plus with Romney's successful business background he knows more how to pull it out of its doldrums and its not by overtaxing the makers.

I love Ryan's line: "We guarantee opportunities.....not outcomes."

Jim McAllister said...


Cut out the silly talk; you're not turning in anyone to the FBI, at least not Middy. Just cool it! I don't want to start hitting the "delete" button on you or anyone else.

Thanks for the congrats on Barb's and my anniversary. We have had a good run: I've known her for 47 years and we have been married 45 of them. Not bad considering I'm only 50!

Ya gotta get them when they are young when you realize they are a keeper.

Glo said...

In 1969 Mom & I lived in a 3rd-floor walkup apaprtment in Hartford, 4 rooms, heat and hot water, for around $80/month. Gas was around a quarter, as was a quart of milk.

Here's a site on 1969 facts:

And - happy anniversary!! And many more!

Jim McAllister said...


"Gay" is a word that certainly has changed in meaning over the years.

In 1934 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made "The Gay Divorcee", a wonderful film and I can guarantee there was no homosexuality in it.

We also had a Gay Street in Warrensburg and there is a golfer named Brian Gay.

When I was a kid gay people were called "fairies."

Go figure.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Glo,

It's been a great run.

Those sound like good old 1969 prices.

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

Glo said...

LOL! Yes, gay has had different interpretations. In the 70s there was a great Doonesbury arc where runaway housewife Joanie Caucus, who was redefinig her life, fell in love with a minister. She declared her love. He replied, "Joanie ... I'm gay." She looked at him quizzically and replied, "Well, I'm often cheerful myself."

PS The Woody was the transportation of choice of Pete, Linc and Julie in the first season of The Mod Squad.

Rick Kepple said...

Okaaaay, I'll be good, if I have to, I guess.

I'm sorry. :>(==<

I'm sorry Middy. Jim says I gotta be nice.

proud said...

Hi Jim,sincerest of congratulations on your 45th anniversary!

Sadly,these days, you and Barb,(as are the Jailbird and I) are the 'exception' to the rule.

Guess that makes you guys (what I always believed)......EXCEPTIONAL!

proud said...

BTW, catching up on the preceding blog commentary, I couldn't help noticing the 'change' that's come!

SN, this.....SN, that.....SN took me frog giggin....SN, said she loved me, but now won't accept my calls....SN is too rich....SN, doesn't pay her fair share....SN won't visit the 'enchanted farm' like other imaginary Bodo folk...SN....SN,....SN....SN....SN!

Man, I'm glad Rick learned this new way to fool everyone about his insane obsession over some over the hill...fat...has-been rocker, by never using her actual name....((((STEVIE NICKS))))

This new SN initial thingy must be working?.... I mean nobody's mentioned he's about as crazy as a loon? (until now)....

Rick, seek help STAT (that means, ASAP,... that means, as soon as possible)

(BTW..FYI....I plan on turning myself in to the FBI tomorrow morning, so Rick might have more free time to get the psychiatric help he so obviously needs...)

midnightsstaff said...

Congratulations on making the one percent club.. I doubt even a full one percent of marriages last 45 years..

I can't think of anyone else with that kind of streak going on, I thought 16 years was intolerable, guess it makes a difference who you pick.

..maybe if I had one that actually was a partner instead of a self indulgent freeloader I might not be so sensitive on the subject.

I graduated in 65, took me a few years to find myself and when I did I was in way over my head in S.E. Asia making what I hoped was a down payment on my future- and learning about reality, mostly that reality is not subject to interpretation.

It wasn't just the prices, nor was it the unlimited boundaries merely being an American represented, the culture was completely different.

I was just watching the sunset on my balcony and I noticed the only kids in the neighborhood that act normal are the Mexican kids... they were playing in the street with some compressed air rocket- throwing the ball around, riding their bikes, just having a great time and enjoying their youth..

Most of the white kids stay inside and locked in to doing God only knows what with a personal device..

Normal 60's culture wouldn't allow kids to indulge in self centered amusement to the extent these kids do today.. the only time you see them in public anymore is on their way from the bus to the door of an empty house.

I hate to think that the reinforced group speak and years of socialist indulgence has given us a multi generational segment of society that no longer feels a burning desire for their own personal independence any longer.

But we are faced with an election that pretty much makes the case for a cynical outlook on the human condition and the most cynical of positions to hold is socialist style collectivism, I would have never believed it even five years ago as possible but that is our choice in two months, tyranny or liberty.
.. anyone want to argue that point?.. anyone?

What really concerns me is we aren't the same nation that the fifties provided- I left home as soon as I could get some gas money, today kids are moving back in and it feels to me like it's just part of the new normal.

and I like a lot of folks are not cottoning up to "the new normal."

Anonymous said...

First of all, Akin is a 'nut" job - period. That he should state what he did - this close to the November election, gives whole new meaning to - foot in the mouth. In fact, this time he didn't even bother to take off his shoes first.

On other matters, simply put, the Obama team has to go.

The only good thing they have going is, Hillary Clinton, and she is giving notice e that, win or lose, she’s out at the end of this term. Good for her!


Stealth said...

Congrats Jim and Barb! Middy is right, you are indeed in the 1% LOL. I'll celebrate my 20th anniversary next year - hard to believe! I know I'm getting older when I'm sitting in my car outside a movie theater at 11:00 waiting for my 15 year-old and her friend to drive them home and I'm thinking just how TIRED I am! LOL.

The only way Obama will win this election is if his minions find a way to steal it. I find it hard to believe that there is still any support for this pathetic excuse for a president. I can't wait for the debates. It will be fun to watch Obama answer questions without Mr. Teleprompter propping him up. aahhhh uhhhh ahhhhh uuuhhhhh what was the question again? Romney will wipe the mat with him - that's my prediction.

As far as the cost of things - I can remember buying Double Bubble bubble gum for a penny. And I can remember when the price went to 2 cents. That was a huge increase for a kid who made her money with her brothers by converting our garage into a haunted house and charging the neighborhood kids 5 cents to walk through! My parents were saints! They parked the family car on the driveway for at least 2 weeks to allow us to have our haunted house. We split our proceeds 5 ways (me, my 2 brothers, and the 2 brothers next door) and ended up with about $2.50 each. We immediately headed up to our little store (can't remember what the actual name was because we just always called it "the little store") and bought our candy stash: Double Bubble, taffy sticks, Jolly Rancher red hot stix, Charms lollipops, and pixie stix.

I think I'm off topic.

Anyway, that was probably 1970/1971. My parents bought their first Datsun around that time. My mom recalls that they spent $2,500 on their first Datsun (lime green, 4-door). $2,500 for a car?! LOL

Times have changed, indeed. $2,500 today pays for the mp3 player installed in the car.

midnightsstaff said...

Really Allen don't you think picking only one "nut" job out of congress is selling them short? it seems a bit shortsighted to me, I mean how many of them do you think are qualified for the job to begin with?

But this gives me segue to philosophize a bit on why I hate the GOP even more than the Democrats/Socialist party.

They are simply incompetents at best and guilty to a lesser degree at worst but why is it they always refuse to give a guy some cover?
This was not killing some woman at Chappaquiddick or slandering Mitt from the Senate chambers about him killing some poor guys wife.

Why not put a little blame on the GOP for allowing crossover voting in a Republican primary?- that's how this clown got elected, and now the idiots are refusing to fund his run.. hello? is there any adults in the GOP whatsoever?

you couldn't prove it by me..

I'm Libertarian but honestly I wouldn't waste my vote on one of their clowns either, the role of the libertarian politician is to get elected and then clean up from within the Republican death spiral a bit at a time..

steve buzzardo said...

"the role of the libertarian politician is to get elected and then clean up from within the Republican death spiral a bit at a time.."

well said!

the good vs the evil of the leftist communist parasitic bastards like Obama who have eaten their way into the democrat party like maggots.

steve buzzardo said...

Yeah Jim,
congratulations on your 45th. you are a lucky guy!

Remember the fake wood paneled station wagons from the 60s, 70s, and 80s?

midnightsstaff said...

I am convinced that Stealth might be right about his only chance but that can only happen in an open election and only if the vote is close.

The monster has no intent of letting that happen.

The GOP had better assume that he will pull out all the stops including completely falsifying the vote count as was done in the Frankin travesty or ballot box stuffing tactics giving Harry Reid a non contested rigged game that the GOP refused to look at because of their hatred of the Tea Party candidate Sharon Angle.

A similar travesty gave us the ultimate RINO in Alaska when they allowed Murkowski to run against an unsupported GOP candidate Joe Miller..

The GOP is the true enemy of the Republic to a greater degree than the Soviet style DNC.

Bottom line is there is no difference between a Murkowski or a McCain vote and a Reid vote- neither of these self serving Republipuke Senators are a conservative, therefore responsible vote.

Jim McAllister said...


You know your TV. That's right about "The Mod Squad" and their woody. Those three were really cool for their day.

Peggy Lipton was just a kid then with the long hair but cashed in from 1968-73 on that show.

Years later (1991)she was on "Twin Peaks" and was quite a dish; very gorgeous.

Want to feel old? She will be 66 On August 30, four days from now!

Jim McAllister said...


Thanks, I've been very lucky when it comes to marriage.

Maybe it's because I was never worried whether I got married or not. I dated all through school and the Air Force and was satisfied enough with doing that.

I was discharged from the AF in Sept. of 1965 and went back to Cincinnati to finish college. When I got there, my mother told me that a beautiful young girl who was going to the U of Cincinnati had moved in next door while I was away.

One day after I cut the grass, I looked over the backyard fence and saw Barb sitting there studying. I thought, "Holy shit! Mom is right!"

To make a long story short, I trotted out my old magnetism (ahem!) and introduced myself and offered her rides to school anytime she wished since we were were both going the same way.

One thing led to another and two years later we tied the knot.

It sure was a different world then.

Jim McAllister said...


It doesn't seem like 45 years since we got hitched. Since I am only 48 now it seems even more weird.

You're timing was tough having to serve during Nam. I'm glad you made it through that mess.

Kids have definitely changed. All they seem to do now is stare at Black berries. When i9 was a kid in the 50s, we played football and baseball in the street. When a car was coming someone would always yell "Car!"

You're right about kids moving back home. The least they could do is act a little distressed about it but many look at it as a great thing as they think nothing of not chipping in a little room and board.

I've even heard of guys getting it on with their girlfriends with the parents downstairs. I guess they figure it's better than doing it in the car! LOL

Jim McAllister said...


Yeah, Akin should have kept his mouth shut. Sometimes i wonder what these guys are thinking. Thank God Biden is a Democrat. We can always count on him screwing up. I see where Rangel says Biden DID mean slavery with his "chains" comment. It never ends!

I don't think there is any question that Hillary hates Obama and will be glad to get away from him and start training for 2016.

Jim McAllister said...


You certainly don't look your age. You could easily pass for 10 years younger.

I think you are right about a Romney-Obama debate.

I laugh when people tell me what a great orator Obama is. I don't think he is good even with the prompter and he sure proved how bad he is without it. He stammers and I'm sure the words "You didn't build that" are forever removed from his vocabulary.

Ryan-Biden should really be a good debate. Ryan should eat his lunch.

I remember Fleer's double Bubbble for 1 cent and I loved Pixie Stix. The were like powdered Jello.

In December, 1969, we bought a new Chevy Nova stick shift, no air and AM radio. It was $2,600 and they gave me $300 trade for my '61 Chevy which was shot.

I had payments of $88.40 for two years on the Nova. Compare that to now where a cheesy car still costs about $20,000.

Jim McAllister said...


Thanks, it's been a great 45.

I do remember the fake wood on cars. The real thing from the 40s looked great but the upkeep had to be unbelievable.

There are some films from the 40s where they are used and they are gorgeous in the old technicolor.

Jim McAllister said...


It's like you've said before when referring to Stalin's comment: "It's not who votes that matters; it's who COUNTS the votes.

I see where BO is not doing that well in Chicago area polls. he is losing in the suburbs and only up by about 12% in the hood.

midnightsstaff said...

Well I see no one is commenting on the Missouri GOP encouraging the democrats to pick the Republican Senate candidate over two others that had stronger Republican support..

So ignoring that inconvenient fact I guess it's ok for the Republicans to now get all sucked up and throw the election to that weasel that voted for Obamacare by threatening to cutting off his funding..

No one in the party seems to care for the truth.
It appears everyone but Mike Huckabee is piling on like the worthless jackals they are-
..after this election I think I'm re-registering as a Democrat.
- I never thought I could have any respect for a Mike Huckabee but by God here I am.

If anyone reading this cares, there is a great interview being re run on Fox Business today at 3 on the Chris Wallace show.
He conducted a half hour interview with Mitt at one of his homes (that he paid for with money he earned unlike most politicians)..

Mitt and his family come off as genuine Americans who love the country...
Ignorant people like Rick who are stewing over the leftist shibboleth he is just another rich dude with no depth, watch this interview at your own peril.

Mitt and his family will make a perfect direct contrast to the African warlord and his tribe now occupying the White House, I just hope he actually lets Ryan and others take an overdue machete to Washington as he is indicating he will.

I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt until he proves me wrong..
...because the Communist in the this moment has already proved me right.

Rick Kepple said...

Again, happy anniversary to Jim and Barb. Forty-five years! You should write a book on love. These kids nowadays are clueless! It's pretty bad when I can date an 18-year-old girl, but I can't get a date with a woman my own age! You're lucky!

Middy, Mitt Romney is NOT a genuine American and I can easily prove it.

First, something genuine is ordinary. It's everyday. It's what everyone does. That's genuine. It's what society accepts as defined as genuine, therefore Mitt Romney is NOT genuine. By definition. He may be exceptional or "eccentric" like me, because both Mitt and myself are unusual in what we do. Middy, don't argue, cause I've went to shrinks and they defined these things.

I grow my own food. That's not genuine or normal. Mitt Romney is wealthy and he is not genuine or normal. Not by the standards set by most Americans who live in the cities and are the bulk of the American people.

So in essence, Mitt and I have more alike than you and Mitt do.

Rick Kepple said...

are. Not "do."

CJ Phoenix said...

Happy anniversary to Jim & Barb!

Good grief, Rick, you really need to lay off the sugar or something because it is making you crazier than usual (for you). BTW, the word genuine has nothing to do with being ordinary or common. It means something more like authentic, an innate or natural condition of being, or the real thing ... To use it in a sentence: I believe you are genuinely insane.

Mike slater said...

I can't wait for the Obama's to leave the White House in January 2013. What a great day that will be.

Jim McAllister said...


Well I see no one is commenting on the Missouri GOP encouraging the democrats to pick the Republican Senate candidate over two others that had stronger Republican support..

I read about that last week when the brouhaha over Akin started. It makes no sense; what are they thinking?

I love Obama's comment yesterday when he said Romney is too "extreme." Another laughable comment.

Jim McAllister said...


I don't know that you have it too bad. You're 55 and some 18 year old is letting you touch her?

Not a bad deal!

Jim McAllister said...


Let's just hope that happens. The night of November 6 is going to nervous time.

Rick Kepple said...

"I believe you are genuinely insane."

A therapist told me that anyone that claims to be sane in this world is nuts.

You have to be crazy to live in a world that gives the Constitutional right to drink yourself to death (in Missouri), but make cigarettes and tobacco illegal. Pot is bad. Vodka good. Hic.

I could go on all day long. I've done this to cops and they can't wait to get away from me. "Hi, I'm a widower and my wife drank herself to death. Police told me that I could be arrested for taking my wife's car keys and ATM card so she CAN'T BUY ALCOHOL. I knew without a doubt it would kill her. She had liver disease and had barely recovered and the government told me that my wife could legally drink.

So yeah, I'm crazy. So what? I live on my farm and I want as little to do with people as humanly possible. And just case y'all blow yourselves up, I'm building a bunker to outlast y'all.

steve buzzardo said...

I read about that last week when the brouhaha over Akin started. It makes no sense; what are they thinking?

Hey Jim, isnt it funny all of this trouble over a rape comment, but BJ Clinton was actaully accused of rape and sexual assault and its no big deal. yeah that good ol Bill Clinton and the democrats, the great defenders of womens rights.

Rick Kepple said...

I don't understand the nonsense over the Missouri candidate, Akin. I mean ... I'm from Missouri. When have I ever said anything crazy? Todd Akin just has some odd notions of the female biology. He's a politician, not a doctor!

midnightsstaff said...

I'm starting to get a case of heartburn over Ron Paul and his last minute grandstanding..

"That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president" he said when they offered him the opportunity to speak at the GOP convention on condition he not go off on a libertarian rant and correctly demanded he...

"deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney"

In light of the occasion I don't see as selling oneself out.. but evidently he does!.. he said "we will become the tent eventually!" tell you the truth, the message of Ron's is fine up to a point but I am getting tired of the political person of Ron Paul and his self aggrandizing method.

Why resort to cheap theatrics now that the point has already been made and nothing can change at this time?

I swear the Libertarian party is no better than any other when it comes to asshatts driving clown cars over a cliff to make a point.

steve buzzardo said...

"R. Lee Ermey Says GEICO Fired Him For Bashing Barack Obama"

damn jackwagons!

Stealth said...

I saw 2016: Obama's America today. Unbelievable - I thought I knew enough about him, and now I wish I didn't know just how effed up our media is to ignore so many red flags thrown by our Poser In Chief. He names "Frank" 23 or so times in his "Dreams FROM my Father" autobiography. Frank is Frank Marshall Davis.

The lame stream media has done a remarkable job of scrubbing clean Barack Hussein Obama's upbringing and those most influential in his life:

“Never before in the history of the United States of America has a president had a mentor who is a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party,” Kengor told WND in an interview. “That is remarkable.”

Set for release today, Kengor’s “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor” is the first in-depth treatment of the man Obama refers to only as “Frank” in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”

November 2012 can't get here soon enough.

midnightsstaff said...

Well Jim sometimes these elections are sold as thinking you are driving that roller coaster they just strapped you into.

Not true, they just dropped the brake and now gravity has taken control.

So it's better for the bp to just take much of it in as entertainment, nothing you can say now will make a bit of difference, there is probably two or three percent of really undecided.

The interview with the Romney family was great, I sincerely hope everyone gets to see it eventually, it reminds me of an earlier time in America where people and relationships take precedence over everything else..

..think Last stop-Willoughby with a better ending..
sometimes you just have to trust because that is all that you have left.

I really wish Ron Paul would trust in us libertarian minded people a little more so he would be allowed to speak at the convention- not as a candidate but an American because we need that voice if we ever are going to return to normalcy.

Mitt and his family will be a great representative of our nation, but we need clear minded men of decision working night and day if we ever want to gut the leviathan of it's blood money- hard decisions will have to be made with an eye towards original intent, because that and not any worship of any man no matter who is the true foundation of an honorable party.

midnightsstaff said...

I'm going to see the movie next week- but really it's only preaching to the choir, nothing meaningful has been hidden- the usual idiots are just ignoring the obvious.

We all knew what a potential monster he would be, but the extent of his hubris is breathtaking..

Try to catch that interview Stealth, it will surprise you as it did me- Wallace tried to spike it but even he couldn't impune the genuineness of the family.

Mitt may not be perfect but he is not just another demonic bastard son of a communist slut looking for power over his fellow man like that African warlord now taking up space and spending us back onto the plantation is now.

We are still screwed economically and as far as the system goes, but at least we will be rid of a confirmed communist sleeping in the WH, plotting to overthrow our way of life.

mike slater said...

CJ, I have to agree with your take on Rick. He's a few bricks short of a full load. Maybe living out in the woods of Missouri has an effect on ones mind.

Jim, let's hope this election turns out like 1980.

CJ Phoenix said...

Just a few bricks, Mike? I am not even sure he has one whole brick.

midnightsstaff said...

no one ever considers the obvious... demon possession..
It's real..

Rick Kepple said...

no one ever considers the obvious... demon possession

In 1981, they said that I was bewitched by a rock star. Some have suggested demon possession. Science says it's high functioning autism. Mike and CJ's diagnosi are deficient building material. They could start their own church.

"Broathas and sistas! Are you in need of a pound of nails! Do you feel the devil knocking around in your brain and kicking sand in your sewer pipe ditches before inspection? If you feel! I mean really feel Satan in your mind busting your bricks, then say Jesus! I says, call out ta Jesus! Can I get an AMEN? Brothas and sistas, don't let the devil in your construction yard of your soul, cause Christ is building a mansion and the devil is the crooked building inspector!"

Please be generous to CJ and Mike as we take a love offering. Big bills only please. No checks or American Express.

Stealth said...

Thanks for the link, Middy. I watched the interview on CNN tonight, and then I watched the one you mentioned (Chris Wallace). I seriously like this family. I love the idea of Mitt Romney as our president. I think he's genuine. I think he loves this country, and I think he understands the importance of the U.S.A. being a super power. He doesn't have dreams from his communist father leading him in a direction to destroy the power of the U.S.

The movie, "2016" opened my eyes to the motivations of Obama and what is driving him: ANTI COLONIALISM. Obama would love nothing more than to render this nation as impotent as he must have felt knowing his father was a drunk, a philanderer married to 2 women at the same time, having several half-siblings (one of whom doesn't think Obama is "all that"). Obama would love nothing more than to reduce the U.S.A. to the same level as one of the 3rd world countries in his effort to spread the wealth, spread the prosperity.

Romney/Ryan 2012! The only hope for our country.

midnightsstaff said...

Plus he shows a lot of signs of being a victim of child molestation, not to mention the Shitcago bath house connections that have been swept under the rug or witnesses found dead..

He has issues.. I want to see him behind bars.

CJ Phoenix said...

That building material thing is just a figure of speech. But demon possession? Maybe. Or just plain old flying termites. Maybe you don't need a shrink or a preacher, Rick, just a tent & lots of bug poison.

midnightsstaff said...

Sorry to have veered off course a bit, but I don't remember it being a ho hummer when I was a kid like it is now with all of these shootings and such that according to our masters is just part of the new normal.

I wonder what it's like to be a six year old watching the news today?- I don't remember anything like what goes on every day on cable news when I was trying to lead a normal childhood, it's no wonder this generation is so screwed up, they grew up in the age of raw unedited cable news programs 24/7 , 365 a year for all their childhood..

And could someone explain to me how a guy gets a gun in a city that it's illegal to posses and then goes broad daylight and lights his ex boss up right there by the Empire State bldg.- and then we find out the two cops that capped the moron managed to hit something like 9 civilians along with the suspect..

I mean how could anything like this happen in Bloomberg's collective?- I mean "can't we all just get along?"

Next, I hear the moron mayor going on and on telling us how great his troopers handled the situation, but as always the ugly side of truth rears it's head and freshly minted urban myths are stillborn..

it wasn't a scene out of NYPD Blue, in fact it was more like Monty Python..

..meanwhile the lawyers are lining up for gross negligence lawsuits against the dept.. and rightfully so in my opinion..

Dirty Harry would be a social worker in today's police state.

Jim McAllister said...


True about Clinton; what he did with Monica was unimaginable for a president but he got off pretty good.

I don't know why the mainstream press is so against the Republicans. Obama is an open book: no class , true amateur, and he wants to ruin this country.

Jim McAllister said...

Paul is a grand stander.

Jim McAllister said...


I hope that film costs him some votes. the more he is exposed the better. i read this week where it is expected to go number one at the box office. I'd go see it but i can only stomach the guy for short periods.

Jim McAllister said...


I wish we could go to Willoughby some time and forget this mess.

A little over 2 months left. I see where Ohio is 45-45 which is good and Obama is begging for more money while Romney is raking it in.

Hopefully that trend continues.

Jim McAllister said...


I'm going to see the movie next week- but really it's only preaching to the choir, nothing meaningful has been hidden- the usual idiots are just ignoring the obvious.

I agree but anything against him is better than nothing.

Jim McAllister said...


1980 was a sweet election. God bless Reagan over that peanut farmer. Remember Billy Beer?

The day after Reagan's inauguration Iran let those hostages go. They knew what would happen otherwise.

Jim McAllister said...


Bloomberg probably looks at the shootings at the Empire State as a much lesser crime than his ban on soda pop.

I can believe he calls himself a Republican.

Stealth said...

Jim, please go see this movie. You will find it every enlightening. I thought I "knew" what Obama is about and this movie makes it all clear. Obama is scary for our future. I walked away being worried about what my children can expect to inherit if Obama wins another 4 years.

I'm HOPEful that Romney will win in November. If he doesn't, I just don't know how we, as a nation, will survive another 4 years onslaught of communist ideaology.

midnightsstaff said...

Of course we can't survive as it once was no matter who wins, this is just a buy-time maneuver.
..what really matters is how he approaches systemic problems we have with a bureaucratic nightmare that has ballooned up way past any growing us out of can hope to accomplish.

Anyone actually believing we can grow our way out of this mess with little or no pain is out of their mind.

The ratbastardsocialistsinWashingtonDC already know the score, if Mitt ever hopes to do what he says there will have to be a severe pruning, not some fluffing the pillows of a soggy bed.

It doesn't give me much to work with when I hear his chief economic adviser toss something like this out there...

"You have to give Ben Bernanke and the Fed high marks for much of their actions," Columbia economist R. Glenn Hubbard told Reuters TV on Tuesday, referring to the central bank's actions during the 2008 financial crisis. Asked whether Mr. Romney would consider appointing Mr. Bernanke to a third four-year term, Mr. Hubbard replied, "I would certainly recommend that Chairman Bernanke get every consideration."

How can anyone with a straight face stand there and tell me that Ben Bernanke has not sold this nation down the river and is now ready to do it again.. the man ought to be arrested not retained for Christ's sake!

..are you starting to see why so many of us get turned off from politics?
yeah, we are screwed either way... get used to it.

Rick Kepple said...

The day after Reagan's inauguration Iran let those hostages go. They knew what would happen otherwise.

Jim, your version of history is flawed. Reagan and Bush bought the hostages with military weapons, but we also gave chemical weapons to Saddam to hopefully use against Iran, which he didn't. It had to appear that it was Muslim vs Muslim. Just like now ...

Sooner or later, Middy will make a threat to Obama, like he almost did a few blogs ago, then he'll be detained and put in a mental institution to put the fear of God into him. Violence will be averted. Precrime. BG is weaving baskets now and minding his manners.

Romney will do far worse than Obama, but all you guys see is profit to be made. You don't want to see the bigger picture.

And if you think I'm dangerous, then call a cop. Tell them about what I say on your blogs. I'm sure they'd like to read what everyone says.

midnightsstaff said...

Absolutely right Jim, those hostages were released because they did know what was coming if they continued the hostage game with a man in office.
anyone telling you otherwise should not be listened to on any issue not just this one.

Look at the mess four years of HRC's meddling has left us.

Israel now faces a militarized and hostile Egypt and Libya, Syria is nothing more than an Iranian proxy, and now the rest of the mideast knows who to trust and who not to trust.

The Monroe doctrine has been flaunted allowing Venezuela to open their country to Soviet expansion, the US Mexican border is un enforceable directly due to Obama choosing growing his illegal global voting block over the security of the nation, and we still have idiots who have sold their soul to Satan defending this Communist.

Yes I would say that Obama has given us a much more dangerous world in a remarkably short time frame.

In fact it's a good bet that if the Israelis sense an Obama win they will light up a mideastern war before the elections- if they wait until his second term they will be fighting Iran, the UN, all the muslim trash in the region and a communist led America all at the same time and they know it.

Israel has no luxury to appease the demonic forces of Islam like Homer and Marge do and their clock for simply existing is ticking down quick.

..and nobody except true patriots are the slightest bit concerned that HRC's right hand assistant is a lifelong member of the Muslim Brotherhood..
..yeah this is transparent incompetency on display for anyone that wants to see the truth can easily see- and the implications of total destruction are not lost on the Israeli's.

The next few months will be filled with tension to say the least.

CJ Phoenix said...

Oh, I see what Rick has been trying to say now &, on this point, I believe he is correct: somebody on this blog, I won't say who right now, has been playing with the same kind of fire that has been known to attract some very, very unpleasant attention from a certain "secret" government agency. And that somebody would be wise to sort thru the rest of the nonsense & listen to what Rick has been trying to say before you boys become two peas in the same pod. And by "pod" I mean more like "detention facility". Seriously, buddy.

midnightsstaff said...

Thanks for the warning?- but honestly what do you think that vast collection center soon to open in Utah is all about?-

..."Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter” know the one that is reported to gather and archive all communication including email, facebook and every other messages between individuals?

..the time for concern Cj was ten years ago on this one when GWB sold us a bill of goods in the name of security.

A lawless nation like the Obama regime cultivates grows and maintains laws and regulations not to benefit society but to have the resources to prosecute whomever they choose whenever they see fit..

Who do you think that weapon LE carries is intended to protect-
you or himself?
that's why we ended up with nine people shot by LE in Bloomberg's paradise on Friday.

Can you imagine the problems someone with a concealed carry permit would be in if he shot nine people by accident?- yet Bloomberg goes on camera praising these fools for emptying their magazines wildly in a crowded street..

So yes I am more aware of the perils of expressing my opinion than you might be.. after all in Obama's kingdom I am certainly more of a threat than anyone like you will ever be- but as always the question remains...

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

CJ Phoenix said...

Okie dokie. I guess I should exercise my 5th Amendment right now & go about my relatively uncomplicated merry way. Just want to add one little thing in answer to the question you posed (to the best of my ability to translate into long dead languages): Spero abscedentibus carcere custodibus, facere bonos martyrum ...

midnightsstaff said...

You don't have any fifth amendment or any other Constitutional guarantees if you won't use them..

..yeah this election is that important.

Free speech is not a guarantee designed to express only popular ideas but a direct and primary guarantee of individual rights over the consensus of the collective..

Thomas Hobbes wrote at length on this issue in his work "Leviathan"- and other brilliant minds have noted the sword of Damocles statist regimes have traditionally intimidated those who dare think for themselves..

.."The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies" - H.L.Mencken... he wrote this in 1923.. nothing has changed.

We now have a police state in place and we have a despot dictator in danger of losing his power, what could possibly go wrong?

When we accept the premise that mere thoughts are by themselves representative of dangerous threats to the status quo we have wandered in the swamp of statist opression.

Save yourself if you must and disassociate yourself from statist attention if you can.. tell the world how you worship the beast and condemn my observations...
do it before it's too late- oh it's already too late.

Those who feed the alligator with the hope they will be eaten last are just buying time, not freedom.

I would rather die on my feet than beg for my life while on my knees.
But then I wasn't raised as a multi generational member of the freeshitarmy so I have a hard time relating.

Mike slater said...

Jim, Bloomberg was at one time a Democrat, then a Republican, now he's an Independent. Whatever it takes to get elected. People in New York City must be really dumb.

CJ, you're probably right about Rick. He seems like the crazy old uncle one keeps locked in the attic so he won't scare the children.

midnightsstaff said...

Guess who just made this statement?..

"We don't comment on production schedules," the spokesman told the News. "We continue to match supply and demand."

haha.. would you like to supersize that Whopper?...that's the public relations mouthpiece for GM announcing they are going to "suspend" production on the widely ignored Volt..

I wonder if he might know what the term "channel stuffing" might be all about and the rumors swirling around about GM doing exactly that.. I wonder how many govt. warehouses are stacked full of unsold Volts all around the world?
I bet a lot of overtime labor payment went into the Volt production line just to keep up with demand, I doubt it will be noticed at the next union owner/union operator board meeting.. what a joke!!

Instead of hiring IRS agents to enforce Obama care maybe we need more auditors to take an unvarnished look at these and other books.

I betcha Mitt has already thought of that.. being the first rate business mind he is..

This might make for a pretty big story if some reporter could pull his head out of his ass long enough to look at a real story just laying there right in front of God and everybody... oh yeah, I forgot about the election.

pure fantasy hunh?

Jim McAllister said...


I might go to see it but I can't promise it. I am glad there is a film out that may make the true believers realize what a mistake the guy is.

Jim McAllister said...


"The next few months will be filled with tension to say the least"

The following to Joe the Plumber is what set the tone of this guy with me: "I think it's good to spread the wealth around."

Ever since then it's a case of "Uh-Oh!"

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Mike.

I didn't know he changed to Independent.

Jim McAllister said...


Maybe it's the 400 lb. battery that catches fire that is the problem plus the fact that it a worthless, overpriced POS! LOL

They ought to stick a windmill with a solar panel attached and see if it improves the Volt.

Compared to that piece of junk the Edsel was a rousing success.

Mike slater said...

Jim, it seems GM, or government motors, isn't doing very well. Maybe it's because they're building cars nobody wants to buy.

Ford didn't take any bailout money and is doing quite well.

steve buzzardo said...

here Jim, check out this link.
its the same picture you posted at the top of this blog with a couple changes:

Rick Kepple said...

anyone telling you otherwise should not be listened to on any issue not just this one. (re: Reagan's cowboy reputation scaring Iran into releasing the hostages).

I want what you guys are smoking. You obviously don't remember. Iran hated America. A rescue mission was sent in during a sand storm and a helicopter burnt. Iran hated us for our support of the Shah of Iran. Reagan didn't scare them. He bought them off in the good ol' American way.

Now Libya, that was pure Reagan. Sent in bombers in the dead of night and blew up their pretty little palace. They came in from Italy and it was beautiful.

Then Reagan ordered the Navy to take care of the hijackers of the Achille Lauro and those terrorists killed an American in a wheelchair. There was no way that Reagan was letting them get away with that. So they got their pilots and their plane, but the Navy hijacked them. When they laned in Italy, the damn Italians took them and they went to Libya, as I recall. Those two pilots were ready to die if the Navy fired on them. But the GOP feared Islam in the 80's.

The CIA predicted that Islam would eventually be a problem and they were right. And if Reagan was here today, he'd be dancing to the Republican tune of the moment.

You guys have no idea where Reagan got some of his ideas from. You just think he came up with that stuff on his own. He didn't. Reagan was smart and he'd ask what your opinion was.

Rick Kepple said...

I met a woman from Arizona volunteering for the Humane Society today. She's from Lake Havasu and her cat got loose on the exit near my home and so she's trying to catch him before winter. Seems the landowner threatens to have the sheriff out when she's looking for her cat, but that's just Missouri. She's lucky the guy hasn't shot the cat yet. Most people would.

So we got to talking and I asked her about President Obama. I can't print what she said. I warned her that the government is putting people in mental institutions for talking negatively about the government these days. Especially for saying what she said. It's a felony.

But folks in Arizona are worse than folks in Missouri. They both pretty much gotta learn the hard way.

So don't threaten Obama. Not even in jest. The N-S-A is watching. They have that new supercomputer in Utah that taps into everyone's computer around the world. It's a beast of a computer.

midnightsstaff said...

How the hell do you top that? calling this one a night...
..time for the tub and a glass of dago red..

Jim McAllister said...


GM and Ford are good examples of how if free enterprise (Ford) is left alone to run a business, there can be success.

GM is a good of how government fails at doing the job they nothing about.

Govt. owns nothing; they depend on raking the taxpayers to survive.

Jim McAllister said...


That's great; I loved that commercial, Ermy was perfect in that part and what he says about Obama is true.

The Hollywood phonies love Obama because they can charm his ass by letting him hang around with them.

Like most emperors, he likes the adoration. Hopefully in November his charmed life as Pres. will be over.

Rick Kepple said...

"Govt. owns nothing; they depend on raking the taxpayers to survive."

Oh, and the wealthy people claim that they pay 80 percent of the taxes, so in effect they are funding the government that they claim they don't like. And they want to pay zero taxes and do they REALLY believe the legislators will still be in their pocket then? Maybe one year out of their term. This is America and you get what you pay for.

I hope Romney does get in and a Republican Congress cuts the tax for the rich and corporations to zero. Then the government will truly control THEM. Not the other way around. The apron strings will have been cut and they'll need everyone else to pay their taxes and that silly Trickle Down crap will finally go away and we can get back to the Capitalistic American way where the poor can have a chance. The rich will be under represented and on their own.

Y'all are just not looking at this from the right perspective. Cut taxes to zip. I don't care. It will shift the opportunities to the middle class and poor. That's good for America.

midnightsstaff said...

Barking dog..
.. nothing worse than an empty headed barking dog who just won't shut up.

Rick Kepple said...

.. nothing worse than an empty headed barking dog who just won't shut up.

Middy. The person who speaks of hockey, politics and other things that he's not actually done. Why don't you speak from your experience, Middy? I guess that's too mundane, isn't it ... so it's just easier to put me down than actually do something with your life, isn't it? At least I TRY to accomplish things.

Now go ahead and jump on me about what little I do, to make you feel better about yourself. C'mon Middy, you know you want to. Tell us how you used to strip search prisoners in jail, if that's actually what you did. I rather doubt it. And you're too outspoken for a Marine trained with discipline. No, you're a wannabe. Definitely.

But I still want to hear your opinion. I won't care, but go ahead and tell me anyway.

Rick Kepple said...

Written in a recent article, Mitch McConnell said in 2010, that the primary goal of the Republicans is NOT to get America back on track, but to make sure that President Obama doesn't win again.

The article is about Republicans switching to support President Obama, because he's actually doing more to help America, rather than the lazy GOP legislators in Congress.

BTW, political science and journalism were my primary focus in college. I've been a politician and did not enjoy it, but I kept all my campaign promises. I've been a news reporter going to meetings from city to national. And I don't like sports, because I don't play sports with my handicaps.

midnightsstaff said...

..damn lesser Ozark Prankhound just won't shut up and quit barking..

great news folks, we are going to see who the Democrats really are it seems, yeah just when you thought they couldn't dig themselves a deeper hole one of their brain trust found some unused shovels, you just can't make stuff like this up Jim. you go Rick, give these people a call and see how you can help their cause..

yes it seems we are finally seeing Obama's vision of America...

maybe it's time the rest of the fools saw what he has in store ..either that or keep obsessing over Mitt Romney's tax forms.
.. your choice Homer.

midnightsstaff said...

Here's your modern day communist party member extolling the virtue of Sharia law...
she should be charged with sedition against the Constitution and arrested.

Jim McAllister said...


"support President Obama, because he's actually doing more to help America.."

Just what is he doing to help us Rick?

Is robbing the maker to give to the takers good?

Is inciting class warfare good?

He pushed policies using borrowed monies that were more meant to preserve government jobs than broadly help the private sector where the great majority of Americans work, ensuring the jobs crisis continued.

He railed against the heavy spending and big deficits of Bush, but blithely backed budgets that had triple the deficits ever seen in American history.

He promised a smart, sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system, but ended up giving us a Byzantine mess promoted to the public with myths: that offering subsidized care to tens of millions of people would save money; that people would keep their own doctors; that access to care wouldn’t change; and that rationing would never happen.

The we have my favorite, "You didn't build that." That's the crusher and I hope it is the one that runs him out of town the fastest.

Would you like more?

The guy has set out to destroy the America that we all loved and because of blind guys like you, he may just pull it off.

It's imperative that he be defeated in November.

midnightsstaff said...

ah... now I'm starting to feel a bit guilty - no, it's not what you might be thinking but feeling guilty about not seeing the direct reverse correlation between the 1950's culture where we had Radio Free America broadcasting behind the Iron curtain (quaint reference wouldn't you agree?) and today's internet which could be considered a modern day Radio Free America bringing us the truth by going directly to the public instead of through a mainstream media filter.

It's so apparent I should have seen it years ago.

..Right now I am imagining the communist in chief is desperately trying to figure out some reason to shut the internet down before this thing gets worse..

How many tattoos do you think the whole Romney family has?
How many of them get up every morning trying to figure out how the government can help them get through the day?
How many of them go all rogue like McCain's drug addicted family members usually do and disgrace the family?

Yes.. this might be a bigger landslide than I told you Jim.
The Socialists have pulled the pin and let the pin fly before opening the door again.
.. now they are rummaging through their pockets desperately looking for the key and times running out...

This is complete Marx bros.. and not in a good way.

Jim McAllister said...

Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, Rick or whatever the hell it is you do.

Jim McAllister said...


Love the Marx Brothers reference. Groucho, Chico, Zeppo, and Harpo and let's not forget Rick's and Obama's favorite Marx: Karl.

midnightsstaff said...

whoops... meant to say "The Socialists have pulled the pin and let the spoon fly before opening the door again"

minor mistake, I will make better one's in the future I promise...


is it "ones or one's? where is an English teacher when you need one?-
Oh that's right at the Young Pioneers meeting..

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midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha.. yeah Karl with a "K"- not to be confused with Cindi with an eye.

man, I need another pot of joe.

CJ Phoenix said...

"I hope Romney does get in and a Republican Congress cuts the tax for the rich and corporations to zero. Then the government will truly control THEM. Not the other way around."

Interesting opinion. Insane but nonetheless interesting.

Here's how it really works, Rick: "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...[and] to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." At least that's how the US Government was created to function. It was also created with a system of checks & balances so that one party or one faction would not, in theory, assume all the power. Why? Simply because our government is nothing but a tool for whoever has the greatest presence in government at any given time ... Therefore, if corporations manage to install their own puppets in government, then those corporations are in charge. Not the other way around.

BTW, our founding fathers never intended corporations to run this country:

"I hope we shall crush ... in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." -- Thomas Jefferson

George Washington also had something to say about the "alternate domination of one faction over another...[being in] itself a frightful despotism." (and he also speaks of "the spirit of the party" in case anyone thinks that changing your allegiance from "Republican" to "Independent" because Republicans are not, in your mind, "conservative" enough in spirit...Vice versa for the Democrats) which you can read for yourself here:

(BTW, this is not an easily comprehensible text, however, it does make the point that the United States was never intended to be a strictly two party system quite clear.)

midnightsstaff said...

I can't find anything to argue Cj.. good point- I hope you join me in keeping the Republican's feet to the fire and demanding real change.

I'm still registering Dem.. in mid November.. if this election wasn't so important I would be actively opposing the GOP and their latest outrages. Ron Paul the finger could actually affect this election, they seem like lemmings when it comes to cliffs- their self destruction instincts kick in at the worst possible moments..

Jim McAllister said...


ones is plural while one's is possessive.

i.e Democrats are the ones who elected him. and It is one's right to be a dumb ass if they wish.

Jim McAllister said...



midnightsstaff said...

Actually you can directly thank the GOP for electing Obama four years ago..
.. if they weren't at war with people like you and me a communist would have never gotten a sniff.

Well it looks like they haven't learned one damn thing and Mitt seems to be the architect of this latest outrage.

Right now the only hope Obama has is the GOP- they are about an inch away from losing nearly ten percent of Republican vote and that will give Obama a landslide win without spending a dime.

I am about ready to toss in the towel on this election if this is what we can expect- after all I have a whole lot less to lose than some twenty year old.

Rick Kepple said...

CJ, thanks for the PolySci 101 lesson again, but I believe that I got an A in that. Constituency is not a part of the checks and balances. If that were true, the Republicans could not be the party for the millionaires.

Just FYI, for the first six years of the Reagan presidency, the Republicans controlled the Senate and the Democrats controlled the House. Reagan did great things.

During Clinton's years, the great man worked with a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House of Representatives and he still taxed the rich!

Republicans complain that Bush was hobbled by a Democratic Congress. Clinton had a Republican Congress and he did greater things.

You could have Romney as President and a Republican Congress and nothing would get done except we'd be in a war with Russia and Iran and the rich would be paying zero taxes and living overseas so they wouldn't have to fight in a war.

Rick Kepple said...

The Chinese media just reported from Tampa's GOP convention, that if Mitt Romney is chosen; "by any standard, the U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's China policy, as outlined on his official campaign website, is an outdated manifestation of a Cold War mentality," written in China Daily. "It endorses the 'China Threat'."

Apparently, China isn't impressed with Obama shifting attention to Asia and if Romney is elected, it would increase naval tensions between the two countries. Romney says that China is sinful and vows to stop the human rights' abuses in their country.

Romney also reiterates the same precise words that I've been saying all along by the power of outsourcing jobs to conquer our enemies.

"The exposure of the Chinese people to our way of life can be the greatest force for change in their country." Outsourcing jobs is a weapon of mass destruction and does a better job than the military.

China is heavily invested in the United States and while they may not like Romney, if he is elected, they're just gonna have to deal with the consequences. If it means war, then let war come.

Rick Kepple said...

Sorry. The story is here:

Who the American people choose to elect is no business of China's. Most people have bad credit anyway and if we don't pay China back because of Mitt's policies, then they can report the United States to the credit bureau and that would be something new and exciting.

Mike slater said...

CJ, Thomas Jefferson was against the power of corporations but he was also against the power of the federal government.

"To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

"The greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers."

I switched from Republican to Independent 10 years ago because I felt the Republican Party wasn't conservative enough. I still vote Republican but only for the most conservative candidates.

I voted today in Sun City for the first time. This is conservative heaven out here.

midnightsstaff said...

Honk if you love Reagan..
haha. yeah nice to have rational people around.

steve buzzardo said...

"Honk if you love Reagan.."

lol, its more like honk of you hate Reagan, if you're my mother. not all of the people in Sun City are rational.

She got yelled at by an angry old republican lady who had just seen the movie "2016", after my mom said she is voting for Obama. pretty funny

Mike slater said...

So Steve, are you saying your mother's not rational?

midnightsstaff said...

Hey leave his mom alone, mom's get a pass..

Just watched the gov. of Wisconsin give a pretty good speech, a lot of them are just there to blow their own horn like that clown gov. from Virginia.. self aggrandizing elitist- meet insufferable blowhard..

We certainly deserve better, or do we?

times like this I wish everyone was listening to what Antony Scalia was telling us on Chris Wallace's program...
Oh great!! Rick Santorum... I really need to listen to what he has to tell me.
..if I turn the sound off he looks a little like John Ritter.

Rick Kepple said...

A psychologist just told me that when veterans admit to having PTSD and get paid for it, that gives government the right to confiscate their firearms. That's not the only time.

A VA doctor tried to get me to sign a contract that will allow them to come into my home, confiscate firearms and I opted not to take their narcotics and that means, NO contract.

The medications that they gave me, all have suicidal side effects. And all the doctor has to do is say that you're dangerous and a judge can sign your life away. Once you're institutionalized, the veteran is paid only $90 a month. If the veteran does not have children or a spouse, they're gone. Never getting out.

That's how they're disarming Americans. It makes sense to take the guns of the people trained to fight tyrants.

The psychologist is from Missouri and she's trying to warn people that this is real. They will get you to sign your life away and they'll even do it in private hospitals and doctors' offices. Sign that document and the doc can have your guns confiscated for your own protection. Damn, I never saw that coming.

Jim McAllister said...


Watch out for those blind guys driving those golf carts in Sun City.

When you are at an intersection and have the green light, I would suggest looking both ways first.

I used to drive a shuttle out there for Sanderson Loincoln-Mercury and took a lot of old timers back and forth to Sun City and 21 av. and Bell.

They have some great stories.

Jim McAllister said...


midnightsstaff said...

One self serving waste of time is over, two more nights to go..

I saw a poll in the Orange Co. Register this morning with the question "have you decided who you will vote for" and less than five percent say they are not already committed to how they are going to vote..

so what is this enormous waste of money all about?- getting that remaining five percent?

you tell me..

the RNC is in real danger of losing this election because they are telling the Ron Paul supporters, "we won, you lost... get over it" and we are changing the primary rules to boot insuring you never again get representation in primaries..

The appetite for real change and reform is authentic, so why they continue to shoot themselves in the foot unnecessarily is beyond my comprehension..

The Republicans are once again setting themselves up for a smug feel good defeat if they aren't careful.

I go to blogs that are mostly libertarian in nature and I can tell you there is a real sense of outrage building and renewed talk of a third party.. all so unnecessary if adults were in charge.

You watch... this is going to be so choreographed to the point of timing the 16 trillion dollar debt clock rollover while Mitt is making his acceptance speech..

I imagine he will then point to the other clock and say something like "Mr. president, you built that deficit"- and the crowd will roar.

sheer theatrics- an inch deep and a mile wide, meanwhile they are driving their base into forming a third party, no other political party but the GOP could do something as stupid as this.

..and I am the crazy one for noticing?

midnightsstaff said...

.."Over the past three years, the Department of State has been reshaping our diplomatic agenda to meet old and new challenges by deploying one of America's great assets -- innovation. Inspired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emphasis on harnessing new technologies and 21st century statecraft, we have been working to elevate American "civilian power" to advance our national security interests, making partners of the United States government and its citizens"

they never take a day off.

midnightsstaff said...

Last comment and I guess I am done..

.."We truly consider that an infringement on our rights," Fredricks, a member of the rules committee, told Yahoo News of the changes. Today, states generally choose their delegates at state conventions, and then those individuals travel to the national convention to cast their vote for a candidate based on the share the candidate won of the primary or caucus vote of each state. But, the changes could allow a candidate such as Mitt Romney to boot out any delegates who are assigned to vote for him and replace them.
While opposition to the rules began with Ron Paul supporters, it has spread to the entire Texas delegation and significant portions of those from South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Louisiana too. Mitt Romney's campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg proposed the rule last week, but even some Romney supporters are staunchly opposed to the changes. Indiana delegate and Romney supporter James Bopp wrote in an email to RNC members that it's "the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party." Fredricks, a Romney supporter, says only 30 people of the more than 300 Texan alternates and delegates support Ron Paul, yet the delegation is "united" in its opposition to the rule"

I am reminded of the old song... here is the new boss, same as the old boss..

how do they justify this?

Jim McAllister said...

This has been a tough year with the election coming up in November.

It's imperative that Obama be defeated for the sake of this country. The guy is an out and out socialist and it dismays me that he ever won the first time. That win is certainly a black mark on the voting record of this country and is a distinct danger signal of what the US can become if he is permitted to continue.

Romney doesn't excite me as much as I wish he would but he would be quite an improvement over the status quo.

National government power has to be limited and private enterprise needs to run the economy. Obama's call for more taxes on the rich is as ridiculous as his golf swing.

He is a neophyte who had great timing and lucked out in 2008. Like most politicians, he has not lived up to his billing. Instead he has proven to be a thin skinned, clueless amateur who must be defeated.

Jim McAllister said...

Any opinions on the 8-28 elections in AZ?

I was glad to see incumbent Michelle Ugenti win over Jennifer Petersen for AZ District 23.

Sorry to see John Washington lose for Scottsdale mayor but he had a tough opponent in Jim Lane the incumbent.

Guy Phillips won a seat on the Scottsdale City Council which is good. I was hoping Copper Phillips (no relation) and Chris Schaffner would join Guy but it was not to be.

With Guy and Bob Littlefield on the Council, at least it will be two votes to keep Scottsdale from becoming even more like Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard.

Rick Kepple said...

"With Guy and Bob Littlefield on the Council, at least it will be two votes to keep Scottsdale from becoming even more like Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard."

Scottsdale needs me. So I guess this winter, I'll head down there to North Scottsdale. Maybe find a rent-to-own lot, move in an old trailer, build a fence from old shipping pallots and let my dogs roam the yard. Sit and play electric guitar ... badly. Bring some hillbilly art to prevent Scottsdale from turning into that dump, Beverly Hills.

Just trying to help, Jim.

Rick Kepple said...

"It's imperative that Obama be defeated for the sake of this country."

You'd make a good hillbilly, Jim. In fact, most Republicans would make great BFE hicks. Yep. That attitude is EXACTLY why Obama's gonna win.

I'm sorry, but what's Romney's plan to fix America? Oh yeah, get rid of Obama. Okay. So he does that, then what? Hmmm? Cue the crickets while the man thinks.

The Republican agenda. They don't have a fricking clue how they're gonna fix things, but Obama's got to be defeated. The GOP sounds like a bunch of drunken rednecks blaming the neighbor for all their woes. Bunch of drunken rowdies in Florida yelling, "drill baby drill," and other nonsense cause it just sounds cool.

What's insane is that y'all claim that I have wealth envy, but you're voting for Romney because he's RICH! Dudes! YOU'RE the ones with WEALTH ENVY! YOU want what ROMNEY has!

Well, while you guys are basking in the shadow of wealth and having pipe dreams of how Amerika will be created JUST FOR YOU, I've got errands to run and an emergency shelter to build. I actually live in the REAL WORLD! Hello!

Jim, you have wealth envy, you do realize that, right? It's funny that you people accuse me of the very things that YOU DO! ROFL

midnightsstaff said...

Na.. this state is going to muddle along no matter who is elected- if they can survive McCain they can survive anyone.
Ugenti is about as clueless as most- she was a better choice than Paula, but then, my cat was too.

Arizona along with Nevada is California light right now, the bad economy of the last ten years has infiltrated both states with a large voting block of survivalist minded liberals.

1070 should have ninety percent popular support in a rational State,
the dream act should be laughed out of town.. yet they are not.

This convention is not as much a show of solidarity as you might think Jim, if the GOP thinks they can waterboard the Tea Party and still win who can help them?

I know lots of people like myself that are probably going to take the day off and stay home Nov.6 if these incompetents don't get their act together today.

It's pretty much like Mitt's mouthpiece saying " if she was in Massatwoshitts she would have had health coverage" when accused of killing some guys wife.

I refuse to support either a bully or an incompetent... tell me where I am wrong.
..after all it won't make a bit of difference how good Mitt is at creating jobs if he can't get elected.

Right now I don't know which party I have less respect for.
Keep in mind I didn't say I wasn't going to vote myself- I probably will, but facts are facts.

midnightsstaff said...

I noticed that Sheriff Joe got 100 percent of nearly 200K voting Republicans, and a split ticket of Democrats gave us Paul Penzone with 70 percent of about sixty percent of voting Democrats...

You might want to short Penzone's chances, it's probably going to be like the Sooners football schedule opening up against the North Texas State eight man football program at home...

midnightsstaff said...

Jim, I haven't listened to anyone this week, have had a bad case of sinusitis going on and sick as a dog.. but I did find one other crank that shares my view.

check it out before telling me I am some sort of a bomb throwing subversive.

CJ Phoenix said...

I noticed that Sheriff Joe got 100 percent of nearly 200K voting Republicans, and a split ticket of Democrats gave us Paul Penzone with 70 percent of about sixty percent of voting Democrats..

Good grief, Middy, do I really have to explain that one to you? Forget the little fact that Arpaio is the incumbant, the AZ Republican Party & Arpaio turned the last real republican that went up against old Joe into a card carrying democrat ...

Jim McAllister said...


I wish you would do that. It would make a good blog plus I could do 500 words about it in my Monthly Scottsdale Republic column.

Contact our new councilwoman Virginia Korte with your idea.

Jim McAllister said...


I know you are excited when you use CAPS! Just don't spill your medicine!

As far as what this country needs to do to repair Obama, I'm disappointed in you. Middy has been covering that point for years now. Don't you read his stuff?

Jim McAllister said...


The only reason I wanted and voted for Ugenti was to Slap TURNCOAT Paula in the face and to see that Jennifer Petersen lose. Petersen is a big spender who had a lot of dough behind her and I didn't want her in.

Besides, Ugenti has a great background for politics. I read where she was once a Junior Miss. That's reason enough for me! LOL

You're right about 1070. I think it still has support but not like it should. Especially when the Scottsdale Republic posts a column today by a guy support illegal immigration.

NOTHING BUT CLASS: You have to love the liberals with such idiotic comments as David Chalian of Yahoo News who said: Mitt Romney would be “happy to have a party when black people drown.”

Black rep, Mia love from Utah was called "a filthy whore" and a"house nigger" after her speech last night.

That comes from the party that is so sympathetic to women but what else would we expect from them?

There is no substitute for class. I hope they keep it up: every knock is a boost and a helper for Romney.

Jim McAllister said...

It should be another sweep for Sheriff Joe. No one knows Penzone plus the majority still love hard ass Joe.

I know what you mean about the sinuses. I have been battling that this year more than ever.

midnightsstaff said...

You are right Cj, but that wasn't the point of my comment.

...not much is likely to change in Arizona, just a continuation with the gradual statewide slide toward the left.- think Dupick.

Joe will get 200K votes, his opponent whoever that might be will maybe get 100K..

yeah, I think I have at least an elementary grasp of local politics and understand why..
..but the Democrat turnout was nearly sixty percent of Republican turnout in Maricopa co. overall, that can change with a new voting block of people who cannot even speak the language.. but this election Joe simply cannot be beat.
by the way, I voted for Will Cardon.. who is not last time I looked moving to Washington.

Open your mind and quit looking for something/anything to attack me, I've been watching this crap for decades and I am rarely totally off the reservation- the power hungry GOP is becoming the new Whig party and sooner or later the Republican mob is going to realize it as to why they are out of power if they don't do something about it first.

I hope my skepticism doesn't offend anyone, but I am just too old to be fooled with the same old game plan that gave us this mess to begin with.

I refuse to worship a created being whether he is named Obama or Romney or even Reagan for that matter, but then Ronald Reagan never demanded we worship him did he?

He came at you from a position of true humility and faith in the American people.

Also anyone actually believing that we can grow our way out of this national bankruptcy is only fooling themselves and probably has a little stylish yet discrete elephant tattoo hidden somewhere- just out of sight..

Mike slater said...

Jim, I used to work out in Sun City for the phone company so I know about the drivers out here.

Even though the drivers are bad the real danger is driving by a golf course. You may end up with a golf ball in your windshield.

Nice to see Michelle Ugenti win. That must have frosted Paula's ass.

I watched the convention coverage on MSNBC last night just for the fun of it. When Mia Love started her speech they took the camera off her and went to panel of losers to talk among themselves. So much for the liberal diversity.They won't cover a black person who isn't a liberal.

CJ, Joe's going to be reelected. Live with it.

Rick Kepple said...

Okay, so check this out; Right before Christmas break, 2007, the Democrat controlled Congress passes the Veterans Disarmament Act and Republican President George W. Bush signs it into law and in 2008, it's official.

Doctors can order veterans to surrender their firearms or be confiscated. Why? Because veterans like Middy with PTSD are dangerous and veterans like me who were talking about a rock star and the VA is tired of hearing about it.

Do I know her number? No. Maybe I shouldn't be talking to her mother then. But I'm a writer. You shouldn't be writing professionally. You should only write as a hobby. I can't approve you to write again and you can't have guns because you might hurt rich people. I think she got fired about a week after that. I've still got my guns and I proved that the government does indeed favor the rich and famous.

President Obama and Sheriff Arpaio have been engaged in a war and winner takes all!

The sheriff is actually the most powerful person in their county. All sheriffs. It's the one block between firearm confiscation or even arming citizens. Get rid of the sheriff's power, and the sheep will mind.

There is a pattern of both political parties secretly working together and part of that pattern suggests that ... (drum roll please)

if you are a risk to ANY rich and famous celebrity, they can take your guns away. They will assume you are dangerous. Now with a few more killers, it proves that brilliant, creative people are crazy as well as shrinks.

Psychologists don't agree with that the government is doing either, unless the behavioral shrink happens to work for the DoD. Then they agree with the government. Everyone's got an opinion in a court of law where the judge signs the commitment papers for one and all!

Need your gun Jimmy.

With the Affordable Health Care Act, all doctors will essentially be stewards of the people and they will be empowered to disarm the people. Boom! Didn't see that one, did ya?

Both parties are in on it. They could put me in a mental institution for just writing that. The doctor overrules the Bill of Rights.

In the MK Ultra days of the 70's, they would give a troublesome journalist drugs and lace them with LSD to make them crazy. Unreliable. Suicidal. Look it up. That's fact.

All of my medications say, "may cause suicidal tendencies/thoughts". That's like stacking the deck, if you ask me.

I will forego their blood tests and just drink sassafras tea. And Sheriff Joe should get off the birth certificate and investigate if I'm right or not. If I'm right, in 2014, doctors will order the police to disarm the American people and the media will report that crazy people won't be dangerous anymore.

Bad Jim. Bad Middy. Bad me.

Jim McAllister said...


Sun City is definitely where you want to do your defensive driving.

Probably the best time to drive is after 7:00. By then they have all fallen asleep from their happy hour booze and are off the roads.

I don't really know much about Ugenti except that she beat Paula two years ago and is damn good looking.

I voted for Paula two years ago but she was still one of us then. Now she comes out with this "I'm voting for Obama" crap and I have lost all respect for her.

She is a phony of the first order with her impeach everybody crap and that jerkoff she hangs around with (Randy something).

Two more frustrated liberal phonies.

I'm not surprised about MSNBC. Mia Love may be a real up and comer in the GOP. I hope so. To be black and win in Utah had to be quite a feat. I think there are about 100 blacks in the whole place.

Mike slater said...

Jim, Paula's new friend is the activist Randy Parraz. He's against Sheriff Joe and for illegal immigration.

Ever since Ugenti smoked her in the election of 2010 Paula's gone off the deep end. I don't know why she doesn't just register as a Democrat and be done with it. Her claim that she's a conservative Republican isn't true.

Jim McAllister said...

That's him: Parraz.

He and Paula think that every time someone wins an election that they don't like, it's their duty to start a recall campaign.

LOSERS in caps.

midnightsstaff said...

Like I said, she is not versed nor grounded in Conservatism so she naturally gravitated towards Populism..

The Dream act, various taxation schemes, women issues, political discrimination... et al.

Populism doesn't require moral or logical symmetry- just consensus, therefore it is the choice of lazy, motivated potential leaders of the lemming class.

In the end it's water seeking it's own level on it's own terms no matter how tortured the logic, think of her as a younger version of Archie Bunker with tits..

Good news for me tho, I found a book hidden away I haven't seen for about twenty years, Death Valley by K.W. Nolan.. it's a good read for anyone interested in the conditions of the area I was wandering around in 1969- especially those hellholes at Go Noi island, the Arizona territory and Dodge City.. doesn't deal with my specific company but it does give a great description of what life was all about in the bush.
I need something to get my mind off politics.
..he's an honest writer who doesn't sugar coat the issue.

I bet DG would like to give it a read... BTW..anyone seen him lately?

Jim McAllister said...


.....and little tits at that!

DG stops by occasionally and was at the last lunch. That's the one where you were ill that day.

midnightsstaff said...

Seems like I have been down a lot lately, not really sure if everything is sinus related, but that's my guess.
..wonderful sunset tonight, full moon is on the rise and those strange rays like on the Arizona flag were in the sky..

I finally decided my little bully hummingbird is a localized species, Scooter is a lower Gila redass.
.. he always has the same attitude and I got to give him credit, he doesn't change up.. he spends more time chasing others away from the red bull dispenser than he does drinking it.. he's just an ornery cuss on a good day and this wasn't one of his good days.

Nothing worse than a change up artist be it fowl or man..

speaking of fowl, I haven't seen the normal amount of white wings lately, I suppose it's the storms last week, they tend to scatter after a good thunderboomer.

Look at what's changed since Walter Cronkite, he evidently told some whoppers but did it in a kindly fashion, nothing more reassuring than a comfortable lie.
Now I'm afraid to turn on even Fox Business because one of them might pull down his trousers and moon the crowd... why did they do a convention in Tampa on full moon?- are these people always high??

Rick Kepple said...

One of my friends watched Ann Romney on TV in another country and told me that she thought she was the nicest woman. But she thought it was ridiculous that the woman say that the Romney's and Americans are going to ride the hard times out together. I think she's still laughing. The woman loves my writing and told me to stop writing about you know who for fear that I'll get in trouble. I always listen to that woman. My response? Yes ma'am.

Jim McAllister said...

I caught about the last half of Ryan tonight. I thought he was very good: to the point, well spoken, covered the issues, and kept everyone's attention.

I like the crack about the 20 something kids at home with their parents and the faded Obama banners left from 2008 on the walls.

I know how you feel. I've never had this much sinus trouble, especially at night. Gettin' old.

We have very well behaved hummingbirds in Scottsdale. The ones that misbehave are dumped on the west side at 3:00 a.m.

Jim McAllister said...


For a lot of people, these ARE hard times.

midnightsstaff said...

When you build a welfare state a few eggs are going to get broken, this is all deliberate- everything is going exactly to plan including what happens if the Republicans don't figure it out pretty soon- we might be looking at a second term..

Starting to think the junior varsity is going to let Whilee Coyote lie his way right through the campaign.. they are going to have to step up the game and get everyone on board one way or the other.. because if this one gets away because of buttsore politicians there will be hell to pay and no way to stop it.

Rick Kepple said...

Attrition Warfare is defined as a military strategy in which an arrogant side wears down the enemy to the point of collapse through the reduction of resources, food, jobs, etc. That's exactly what is going on in America right now.

Bain Capital that Romney ran destroyed the lives of thousands of people. Romney was quoted as saying that outsourcing jobs introduces the American lifestyle to foreign countries. Senator John McCain said that the Republican Party needs to take a leadership role once again in foreign policy.

President Obama could have declared a state of emergency and halted all job outsourcing, but he hasn't. Why? Doesn't he want to create jobs?

Most Americans feel that something sinister is indeed going on. Many Americans are crying for revolution. The actual number of Americans willing to actually carry out some kind of war to regain freedom? Probably five or six hundred people who can't find their TV remote.

Rick Kepple said...

For a lot of people, these ARE hard times.

Yeah, I know. My family members in Illinois remind me of it all the time. I just read that Standard & Poor's rating services just dropped Illinois' credit rating. Moody said that they may lower Illinois' credit rating too.

The good news is that Hurricane Isaac is to drop 4-6 inches of rain on us between Friday morning and Sunday. The bad news is that it's too late for the growing season.

midnightsstaff said...

this is your new normal.

Rick Kepple said...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer endorses President Obama?

"And I know that if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope that he is, that he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution and I believe he will secure our borders and therefore we can resolve all those other issues, it's a simple matter," Brewer said.

Read more:

So the experts were right. Mitt Romney was only setting the Republican Party up for 2016.

Rick Kepple said...

In other insignificant news, the Pulaski County Mo. County Commissioners just repealed the "Food Safety Ordinance," responding to complaints by corporations.

Eeeeeewwwwwww ....

It's the first ever time a government entity has repealed a law of this magnitude protecting consumers. But given the fact that I won't eat at certain restaurants because hand washing is a novelty by the cooks .... gross ....

Rick Kepple said...

Just watching the RNC turning into a dictatorship in Florida, removing 10 of 25 delegates to make sure that Mitt Romney is chosen and to get rid of Ron Paul.

It's fraud. That's the Mitt Romney Presidency. Crooked.

Iowa delegates said they endorse Ron Paul. Michigan chose Ron Paul. Louisiana chose Ron Paul.

The podium announcer would NOT even mention Ron Paul's name.

If Romney wins, it will be done illegally, like it is at this sham convention.


midnightsstaff said...

dog barks at clock...

CJ Phoenix said...

"Open your mind and quit looking for something/anything to attack me..." Open MY MIND? That wasn't even hostile, Middy. Sounds to me like you need to broaden your perspective a bit yourself because, when you take offense at everything I say, I cannot even rib you a bit without you getting all paranoid. And if that last part hurt, it is only because it's the truth, buddy.

Mike, I have been living with it for something like 20 years now. But, honestly, I hardly care anymore -- Arpaio has become so old & sloppy & feeble-minded lately that it actually feels wrong to criticise him now...Besises the fact that it now seems that Hendershott was the worst part of Arpaio's kingdom & one of the few things that Arpaio has ever done almost effectively was throw Hendershott under the MCSO party bus (he should have backed it up & taken Hendershott's double dip into the State retirement funds away tho.) So feel free to vote for him again. It won't be long before you all will have to duct tape his body up in the chair anyway.

Rick Kepple said...

A young woman asking for twelve hundred dollars then says, "I want you to know that I'm not after your money."

Right! I'm the pinup model for the 50ish crowd. She wants my incredible chubby body.

That's why I like CJ ... the hot chick. She never asks me for money. In fact, she hurls insults at me and golly, it feels just like we're married. The only thing missing is ...

"CJ! Get me a beer!" and to which she screams, "Get it yourself! Your doctor wants you active!" [Enter guffawing sound] CJ does guffaw.

Rick Kepple said...

"I've been watching this crap for decades and I am rarely totally off the reservation ... "

Don't worry Middy, Obama's got people coming to help you find your way back to the reservation, but first a quick stop at the mental hospital for a checkup!

"Do you own a gun?

Middy: "Yes, and it's my right as an American to own one and ..."

"Patient affirms he is dangerous."

"I didn't say I was dangerous!"

"Patient is uncooperative. TRANKS!"

Two different perspectives. George Orwell was only off by twenty years.

Rick Kepple said...

Everyone's talking about the RNC scripting out Ron Paul. The militias aren't pleased. It's not that they support Ron Paul. They're stunned by the apparent dictorial behavior of the Republican hardliners. Some people are calling it treason.

Before It's News is reporting that the RNC teleprompters had the nomination results before the nominations were cast, calling it "staged elections." The website says they have evidence that the script was written prior to the count. Ron Paul supporters walked out in protest.

There is a video of the teleprompter and it was scripted! They completely ignored the verbal vote! Check it out.

midnightsstaff said...

Went to the 2016 movie today... wore shoes and everything cause I didn't want to look like some fringe element looking for trouble..

I counted twenty three total in the theater myself include and none looked like some lost Obama voter looking for direction...

It's a waste of energy to preach to the choir but honestly there was nothing there I didn't know except the trail of destruction jugears supposed father wrecked all across the globe.

.."The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see"..

Mike slater said...

CJ, the reason I vote for Joe is his stance on illegal immigration. The reason I'm voting for him this time is just to tick off liberals like Laurie Roberts and Paula Pennypacker, not to mention Ed Montini and Linda Valdez.

Can't wait for Joe to be reelected and listen to all the liberals whine. Should be fun.

Jim, you need to put a limit on how many comments Rick can make.He's starting, maybe starting is the wrong word, He's always been annoying.

midnightsstaff said...

You know the sunset tonight might have been better than last night.. second stunning night in the great August full moon trifecta..

Ya just have to keep the phase in mind when it comes to all the Rick's that are out there.. I give a damn what the psychologists say, the full moon has a definite effect on personalities, and borderline functioning yet compromised personalities are especially affected.
I watched it for years.

..most people who's job title was dealing with people for a living will agree with me, there is something about that big ol' fat moon jesta hangin' up dere..

Well, the dog and pony are pretty much tuckered out doing all those wind sprints by now and they should be wrapping this tribute to pratfall artists everywhere up with a great big red white and blue bow..

I suppose we won..

Now for a rousing chorus of "God save the King" and will somebody please turn out the lights.

midnightsstaff said...

Uh oh.. looks like there is trouble in the midwest... Missouri to be exact...

"Doctors discover terrifying new tick-borne virus"

CJ Phoenix said...

Oh crap. I actually wish they had scripted Clint Eastwood's speech tonight. He actually sounded a little like Rick up there talking to an empty chair. There goes my last movie hero ...

midnightsstaff said...

Probably a little over hype.. hard to live up to four or five days of national speculation... and keep in mind, he has many moons under the belt.

midnightsstaff said...

As tho we need more trouble in the Cook Islands and I doubt the Brunei powderkeg is ready to blow,
.. so why isn't Bill's saddle bags going to Black Panther Stadium next week for part two of our national embarrassment??

.."Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a sitting administration official, does not have any role at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte.

But she seems to gone out of her way to avoid the festivities, as she is traveling this week and next to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia"

Old Snake eyes is shaking down school lunch money and raffling off chances to take Bo for a morning shit in the White House back yard and now his right hand gal is going to be a no show for the Star Wars bar scene??

looks like they are a bit ... off message?

Jim McAllister said...

Clint showed a bit of his 82 years but I enjoyed him.


These guys are right. Try to organize your thoughts and put them in one or two comments instead of 4 or 5.

steve buzzardo said...

"Clint showed a bit of his 82 years but I enjoyed him"

so, what is Obama's excuse?
Clint worked without notes or a teleprompter and made a hell of a lot more sense than Obozo ever did.

I was really hoping Clint was going to say: Hey Obama, get the hell off my lawn you punk.

Rick Kepple said...

He actually sounded a little like Rick up there talking to an empty chair.

Long ago, Mr. Eastwood said that he would never again get involved in politics, because there was no one worth supporting. He really is a tough old bird in real life, you know.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. he could have nursed a can of PBR while he yelled at them..

Not many of the old school guys like him left anyway, what we are being left with is a bunch of Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn types.. who were not exactly the first team even on their best day.

I was really disappointed there were no car chases, embarrassing sex scenes nor shootouts in that 2016 video, how are they ever going to reach the masses?

The beauty of the internet is now we can go back and watch any of these speeches we wish, and actually get the text of the speech if necessary..

You will need an urban dictionary to understand next week's disgusting dialogue.
.. on the other hand there could be a few car chases, embarrassing sex scenes and possibly a couple of shootouts off stage during the DNC's Quadrennial donkey show.

In fact maybe they should hold it in Tijuana in sort of a symbolic show of solidarity with their new voting block.

After all seeing how a Tijuana donkey show probably is classier than what we are gonna get next I probably will skip that one too.

Rick Kepple said...

These guys are right. Try to organize your thoughts and put them in one or two comments instead of 4 or 5.

The editor speaks. The readers are right. You guys want fries with that too?

All kidding aside, I can be just as concise as CJ. Middy makes as many comments as me ... and there he goes counting to prove me wrong. He's anal like that.

Rick Kepple said...

"Jim, you need to put a limit on how many comments Rick can make.He's starting, maybe starting is the wrong word, He's always been annoying."

This coming from the freakshow that endorses DEREGULATION and they want Jim to REGULATE my comments.

But I understand whiny Republicans when they don't get their way.

You want regulated deregulation. Right. I'll get right on that.

Rick Kepple said...

You people tried to kill me on azcentral with your harassment when I was on morphine. You forget that I went to shrinks and even talked to the feds about it. You people tried to push me to suicide for your own pleasure and entertainment. I've got the evidence to prove it. You're lucky that I don't press charges and sue you all for every single dime you ever made.

BTW, SN made me into the bastard that I am. Deal with it. Enjoy the comments. You earned them.

midnightsstaff said...

"You forget that I went to shrinks and even talked to the feds about it. You people tried to push me to suicide for your own pleasure and entertainment. I've got the evidence to prove it. You're lucky that I don't press charges and sue you all for every single dime you ever made"

.. can I quote you?

freudian slip there Rick.. you said "every penny you ever made"- rather than "stolen"..

you are slipping- maybe it's time for a refresher at the freeshitarmy staying on talking point academy..

Your'e not suicidal, when's the last time a polyp like you actually ended it all?

midnightsstaff said...,0,3450294.story

These stories are getting to be one a day now in the City of Angels..

If Darryl Gates were Chief instead of this current affirmative action experiment the media and the usual anarchists would be demanding resignation.. but nothing is happening despite having an out of control urban kill team operating with complete disregard to the Constitutional rights of the citizenry...
cops are supposed to maintain the peace instead of kill people in the back of cruisers.

I don't give a damn if this woman was black, white, a druggie or whatever, there is a professional code of conduct that seems to be tossed out the window on a daily basis on the streets of LA today.
I can tell you I never saw anything close to this type of human abuse being committed by sworn officers in all my years working the yards of a California men's prison.. and I witnessed some crap..


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is the chair of the DNC.. what's the chances anyone from the satanic msm will ask him his viewpoint on these matters?

short answer... none.

Rick Kepple said...

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for immigrants.

Mitt Romney has no intention of doing anything about illegal immigration. In fact, he wants to deregulate immigration laws to make it easier to bring in foreign labor. Oh, he intends to make jobs all right, but NOT for Americans.

I guess you guys forget that Mitt Romney is the founder of outsourcing. There won't be a border fence. He has no intention of curbing immigration.

Rick Kepple said...

.. can I quote you?

You already did, Middy, then you misquoted me in true Californian Republican fashion. Lay off the vodka. I'll leave you with the pennies. I just want your dimes.

midnightsstaff said...

- cool site.

It's all out there for everyone who is honest with themselves to clearly see..

Jim McAllister said...


Clint was great and I also wish he would have said something from one of his films.

I was hoping for "Get off my lawn" too although I wouldn't have minded him pointing a gun at a picture of Obama and saying "This is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world."

"I know what you're thinking, punk. Did he fire 5 or 6 rounds. Well, in all the confusion, I'n not sure myself."

I think Mitt did a good job. He spoke just long enough, covered everything quite well, and made a nice appearance.

I have to laugh at the losers who keep bitching about how rich and successful he is as though he should be ashamed of success. We should never discount the ignorance of the left that uses that nonsense.

They bitch about Romney's wealth but I don't recall in 1960 anyone criticizing JFK for being rich. Seems that it is OK when the libs have a rich guy.

Also, How about the greatest lib of them all, FDR? Wealth beyond belief but that was OK in 1932.

I thought Rubio did a nice job too. he is an up and comer for the Reps.

Jim McAllister said...


Also the former mayor of Monterey, CA. I wonder what the mayor does there in a high class place like that?

Jim McAllister said...


An ice cold PBR.

Love the Tijuana reference.

I wonder if O will have a 40 minute acceptance speech.

My suggestion is he better put a cartoon at the halfway mark to keep their attention or they will snooze through the rest.

Flash! This just in! MENSA has issued a statement that they will not be attending the Dem convention as they see no prospects for membership.

midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha... yeah this whole thing is going to get comical as hell until the bodies start piling up..

I only wish it had been me yelling at Chris Matthews last night- dude shouted at him "hey Chris, how's that tingle up your leg" when MSLSD security accosted him... I would have yelled out " Hey Chris, is that a tingle you have now or piss running down your leg?"

The dressing down he got from Clint last night really got under the little bitches thin skin it seems.. canceled his trip to Tejas and going to LA instead... monkey see, monkey do.. no offense intended to actual monkeys...fill in the blanks..

the teleprompter in front of the empty chair was brilliant..
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

But to be fair it wouldn't surprise me to find out that he has no idea who Clint Eastwood is nor has ever seen any of his work..
I can just imagine him leaning over after snorting a line to his fellow communist Iranian right hand man Valerie Jarrett and asking... "who the hell is this old fart?"

Commies don't like those type of movies...

Tip to Republicrats... the key to beating this fool is to take him off game and put him back on defending the indefensible.. his record- and keep on mocking the punk.

Effeminate lying punks who are more at home in a Shitcago gay bath house simply can't take it.. I say pour it on.

Jim McAllister said...

Drudge says Mitt is going straight to Louisiana to survey that situation.

O was heading to somewhere else to campaign; it was the hell with Louisiana for him just like during the oil spill.

What does this guy have against those people in the bayou? Now, I see where he cancelled the campaign stop and will follow Mitt in there like a good little puppy. Bad politics when the challenger has to show the leader the way.

Maybe Axelrod or Jarrett should smack him up side the head with a 2 x 4 to knock some common sense into his head.

Michelle has to be seething. No new Walmarts in Louisiana.

midnightsstaff said...

When two dogs meet, the beta male shows his belly..
Mitt just demonstrated, not just ran his mouth about what real alpha male leadership looks like.
Obama expects a gimmie and a do over like he always gets from the media.. so it's another - Doah! I did it again! which should be Wily Obama's campaign theme anyway- hey, big ears- can't do anything right- complete fraud, need I go further??

Joe Biden is starting to look positively presidential by comparison..

Mitt just owned the punk.. hahaha... go ahead- make my day.
and get off our lawn!!- thanks Clint.

They still have a huge problem with their overt marginalizing of the Tea Party.. this issue ain't going away quietly mark my words on this one..
You just don't by intention give the finger to principled people without consequences...

I think that Mitt is getting very bad advice from someone, I would suspect K-K-Karl Rove or one of those other holdover reptiles and he had better clean the herd up and clean out party people first types pronto..

Naming a few potential cabinet positions that reflect an administration that resembles one that resembles the choice of Paul Ryan instead of another RINO infested power grab/payback would be a good start..

I'm not sure what Mitt really owes the GOP, it's not like anyone there will bring the enthusiasm and the votes of the grassroots organizers.

Do we need another seditious Colin Powell in the White House as Sec. of State just to prove there is no validity to the leftist lie that Republicans are the party of rich white guys?- the longer you keep playing defense in that racism game the longer the racism game will continue..

a case in point, Rush Limbaugh never allowed his enemies to successfully paint him as a racist, so that tactic went away decades ago.
The GOP on the other hand simply refuses to learn.

Mike slater said...

Jim, loved Clint Eastwood's speech. He may be 82 but he makes a lot of sense.

I liked your comment about MENSA. They would never go to a Democrat gathering to look for new prospects. I doubt they would to Rick's neck of the woods either.

midnightsstaff said...


Rick Kepple said...

I hung out with my neighbor, T. She's nice. Disabled. T said that Jim is just trying to be nice and teach me high class, polite behavior and I guess that's true.
Dora used to give me a lot more criticism, Jim. "Richard!" then she'd launch into her sermon. Dora wrangle the likes of me to make me into a upstanding, polite, popular writer.

Which reminds me, I bought T a guitar amp, cord, and tuner and am loaning her my Epiphone. The woman sits in her home all alone sometimes and she's tickled pink!

Dora used to give me hell about my social conscience. "Richard, why can't you just shut up and write what they want you to write?"

So I've lost that tact that I was taught, but a woman named Kerry works with autistic and aspergers people and she helps me a lot from Australia. Kerry says that she loves my golden heart and that being negative is not me at all. She scolds me when I get mean and says it's not polite and not me. So sorry for being such a bloody wanker, as the aussies say.

midnightsstaff said...

The U.S. Attorney's Office has closed its long-running abuse-of-power investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- without any charges to be filed

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midnightsstaff said...

That's a bit of good news eh?
Is there anybody else noticing that we don't get that type of daily reports of tribal behavior and police excess in the Phoenix area?.. any dept. should know that a fish rots back from the head..
I'm telling you that once Joe is hounded out of office this place will turn into Pacoima..

I guess I suffer a certain degree of utopianism right along with everyone else.. If I came off wrong about the convention my apologies..
Expecting any man to be perfect much less even wanting to be dragged through the process of becoming president or even county sheriff for that matter is a pretty foreign idea to me and most people I meet.
I'm amazed that there is anyone of his caliber willing to lay ruin his life to four or eight years being forced to live in Deee Ceee.

This is not only a golden opportunity to showcase the dynamics of an open and equitable capitalist oriented market but if we don't return to a nation of law and it's assured enforcement then it will only be a matter of time before an even greater monster than Obama gets his crack at it..

this November 6 is not the time to hope for some mulligan if we get it wrong twice in a row, we just can't survive.. now if I could just get some of the other libertarians back on board before going postal with a third party.. hey reality bites- nobody is arguing that.

Mike slater said...

Middy, I guess the feds couldn't find any dirt on Sheriff Joe.I wonder how much money the feds wasted on that.

Rick Kepple said...

The Saga of Joe Arpaio was entertaining while it lasted. Nifty. Joe oughta do a roundup to celebrate! Get the posse together. Make the cover of the newspapers and magazines wearing a "I Love Mitt" shirt with his badge and riding in a black convertible limo with Clint Eastwood driving. It would be a touching news clip. I'd shed a tear. I would.

midnightsstaff said...

Like I told Jim when it started, they didn't have anything because they couldn't charge him with anything... simple political cheap shots by the cheap shot artists.

It was never a question of if, but merely a question of how long they could keep the farce in motion..
But don't waste your time telling the religious types about it..

Full time hatin' on Joe is some type of voodoo thaing what's going on in this state.. yassa boss, sho nuff is..

Jim McAllister said...


I love Clint. He has some great quotes such as "Get off my lawn" that always take off with guys like us.

I was really glad to see he is a Republican and on the opposite side of the fence from whiny losers like Clooney, Springsteen, Tom Hanks and the rest of that ilk.

Here is another great quote of his from "Sudden Impact" (1983).

CALLAHAN (Clint): You know what makes me really sick to my stomach?


CALLAHAN: It's watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody... I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy, Love the Obama photo in his chair. LOL

Jim McAllister said...

Another great Eastwood clip: (1:10)

From "Unforgiven" (1992), Clint is still a bad ass at 62.

Best line: "Who's the fella owns this shit hole?"

midnightsstaff said...

I think that was Clint's best movie... he knew the window of opportunity with his age was closing fast and made the best of it...

this is Clint in his prime...

..the outhouse scene in Unforgiven was great too, guess it was the last western he was going to do...

Sort of like John Wayne in "The Shootist" when he was giving shooting instructions to Ron Howard.. classic.

Jim McAllister said...

That's a nice scene from "Joe Kidd" (1972) with a lot younger Robert Duvall.

Clint could play any role from westerns to big city detective hanging around with his babe at that time, Sondra Locke.

I loved "Play Misty For Me." great role by Jessica Walter, one scary dame!

steve buzzardo said...

I wonder what Morgan Freeman (Obama lover) has to say about Clint now. they were friends as far as I know.

I agree, "Unforgiven" was Clint's best movie. I think I'll watch it again tonight.

Jim, Sondra Locke was a babe!

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