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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

IN RETROSPECT, YESTERDAY IS LIKE A DREAM

It seems like the good old USA we used to know is coming apart at the seams.

We now have a president whose ego is bigger than all outdoors and suddenly people are coming out of the woodwork with guns ambushing kids in classrooms.

The president wants higher taxes to feed his welfare state as we have now gone through two or three generations of people who have never considered working any harder than to lift a free check.

The free enterprise system that made this country successful is being taxed more so a spend happy federal government can become a bigger yet unneeded and unwanted device to fleece the makers in favor of the takers under the guise of "I think it is better when the wealth is spread around."  Surprisingly, many have been gullible enough to believe such nonsense.

They are getting a course in reality lately though as there is quite a bit of ire concerning the rise in social security taxes.  Suddenly, losing about $70 per paycheck is not so pleasant.  Did they actually think that spreading the wealth around would not include contributions from them? (More on my blog at "azcvoices")

Let's take a moment and look back to a time when things made a bit more sense.  I'm not talking Huckleberry Finn times but more like things were when many of us were younger.

Can you identify the items from the past in the following photos?  Good luck!

What is it?















Any idea what these are?














Have you used one of these lately?













It's not a midieval torture device.  What is
it?












What is that contraption next to
Lucy and Ethel?















Remember these?  Very heavy!
















What is grandma doing?


                                     

















What is this area on the house below called?                                                         


                                                                       
                        What are these two items?

      

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nativekentuckian said...

Hi Jim!

I recognize every one of those items in the pics...and grew up using most of them. In fact, when we had returnable pop bottles, I used to go out almost every day looking for bottles to redeem for the 2 cent deposit which not only gave me exercise....but extra spending money to boot!

PROUD said...

Well the first one needs a coal bin to operate...The wash tub and wringer sure brings back some memories, I completely understand why the push mower is sitting where it is(half way through some tall grass)We still have an antenna in our attic that used to help the radio reception, still use cloths pins to hold the sheets on our plants when it frosts,
And wouldn't it be nice to be able sit on your front porch, saying how-dy to neighbors as they passed by, w/o having to worry about a drive-by-shooter?

midnightsstaff said...

Looks like a balcony that some fool put on the front of the house and way too low.

AHiredGun said...

Jim:

I am out of town on a legal matter but just had to comment. You do realize if Eisenhower was alive (or President) today, he'd be a Democrat. Today's GOP would have NOTHING to do with him. Also, the higest income tax rates during Eisenhower's time was approx. 90% on incomes over $400,000.00. Be careful what you wish for. Joe

midnightsstaff said...

And if JFK was alive he would be a tea party member.. good for the goose, sauce for the gander Joe.
In fact in this speech he addressed the very tax rates you brought up Joe..

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkeconomicclubaddress.html

John F. Kennedy
Address to the Economic Club of New York
delivered 14 December 1962..

Oh yeah.. that was before you were born..

.."Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget — just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. Surely the lesson of the last decade is that budget deficits are not caused by wild-eyed spenders but by slow economic growth and periodic recessions, and any new recession would break all deficit records.

In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now. The experience of a number of European countries and Japan have borne this out. This country's own experience with tax reduction in 1954 has borne this out. And the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.

I repeat: our practical choice is not between a tax-cut deficit and a budgetary surplus. It is between two kinds of deficits: a chronic deficit of inertia, as the unwanted result of inadequate revenues and a restricted economy, or a temporary deficit of transition, resulting from a tax cut designed to boost the economy, increase tax revenues, and achieve, I believe — and I believe this can be done — a budget surplus. The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness; the second reflects an investment in the future"

surprised a smart guy like you didn't know this...

midnightsstaff said...

I eagerly anticipate your response.
P.z.

midnightsstaff said...

Sorry Jim, off topic but he started it-
I am amazed at the contortions these gun grabbing statists will go to distort the topic.

Rick Kepple said...

Well, I have to fix this. One of my friends is severely hurt by something a man said about her.

Stevie Nicks is my friend and she's not dead to me and I'm not dead to her. I need to ignore Middy. Stevie's nice and I gotta start doing two things; stop talking about her and that I do love her and I'm sorry.

So no more SN mentions. I hope she can forgive me.

Rick Kepple said...

That's a nice porch in the last photograph, Jim. Boy, it would be nice to sell the farm and buy a little home in a town with a little yard, white picket fence, my dogs, friendly neighbors, and friendly people who work for the city. Lovely.

I remember all those photos. The tub and washboard was what I used for a bathtub for years on a farm without running water.

A clothesline? Dude, I still have one.

Heck, you can see all those things in Missouri.

midnightsstaff said...

You wouldn't have seen this story forty years ago...
http://rt.com/usa/news/kansas-city-cruisers-weapons-583/

.."If you're willing to take the risk and break into a police car, that's a pretty brazen thief,” Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp tells KMBC News"

***brilliant!***

Local thugs used to show a bit of professional respect for the cops..
now they don't treat them any better than their usual victims.

Maybe they should have a cash for guns and see if they can get some of them back. ror..

sam said...

Hehe...have multiple recollections of all those...both as to intended usage and others we kids could dream up.....for example, a blanket thrown over a loosened clothesline made a great tent...as well as a restraint for small child tied to a harness secured in the back tied to the line so could move around without leaving the yard. And, what Grandma is doing is preparing to re-do her washing she just hung on her line.

Rick Kepple said...

Check out this 1962 video, "Red Nightmare," about the Communist takeover of America. Pay close attention and you'll say, "Hey! We've got that now!"

Yeah. How 'bout that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuvHBgHyHh0&feature=share&list=FLGoqVavRD7TC1NBK2G8lC_Q

Mike Slater said...

Jim, the first picture looks like some kind of furnance. Growing up in Phoenix I never saw that.

The wash board and the wringer I remember because my grandmother used them in the 50's and 60's.

I gave up the push mower when I put in desert landscaping.

The TV antenna was an improvement over the old rabbit ears on top of the TV.

I remember the old coke bottles we used to get out of the vending machine for a nickel.

The clothes line is something Deb refuses to do.

I looks like clothes pins to hang clothes on the line. The other picture I don't know.

The last one looks like a front porch.

midnightsstaff said...

Is he getting a prize or something?
I gotta re read the rules.

I say the first one is
1. a high school metal shop project.
2. a musical instrument.
3. Hey.. where did that kid I paid to mow the lawn go?
4. a ShamWow maker.
5. a couple of pigeons.
6.Post office finally delivers a case of coke sent in 1953 to Whitefish Montana from Atlanta Ga.
7. solar clothes dryer technician.
8. reeds out of my duck call.. and an Acme products suicide kit.
9. the first part of a gingerbread house normally eaten.

what do I win?

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks everyone for the great answers.

I just got home so I will reply to all in the morning.

Sleep tight.

midnightsstaff said...

It's amazing that people like Joe come by throw a bomb and then cannot defend their specious accusations.

You would think I would be used to that by now but it still gives me pause to think of the implications of a voting public that is entirely uninformed by design.

Maybe don W can fill me in on the economic benefit of having no national budget for half a decade, or a debt ceiling, or the constructing of a tax system that is flexible enough to allow campaign donors like GE and others to have absolutely no tax liability or even get a tax refund while raising it on the middle class and eliminating all normal deductions.

Explain the media justification for all the squandering of real taxpayer money on political payback ventures that are assured of failure.

Yeah maybe don can sort this out for me.

PROUD said...

Anyone notice how it only took a mere 48 hours after getting their tax increase for Democrats to start looking for new ways to get more?

Have to give them props for 'creativity'...circumventing the constitution....now a magical TRILLION DOLLAR COIN....

Just think how much better off our country would / could be were they to spend that much energy and creative brain power on cutting needles spending and going after massive waste and fraud they all admit exists, and figuring out how to live within their means....

Jim McAllister said...

Hi Sonny,

The local deli owner used to really frown when kids would bring in a wagon load of returnable bottles with cobwebs and spiders, etc.

Those bottles were our only source of income in the days when candy bars were full size for a nickel and Cokes were a nickel.

They should have kept returnables; there wouldn't be such a trash problem now.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I'm glad you enjoyed seeing all that Americana.

Porches seem non-existent in Arizona but up north they still are a big deal. In the evenings before air conditioning, people would sit on the porch and talk to their neighbors. Today AC and TV have replaced that activity.

I cut many a lawn with a push motor. I was sure glad when Briggs and Stratton came along!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Yeah, what was that guy thinking!?

Jim McAllister said...

Joe,

Funny but I don't remember anyone complaining about Ike and his programs while Obama is despised by 50% of the population.

Could it be that many voters are now finding out that this guy is going to cost them more than they could have dreamed to pay off all his entitlement crappola?

Ya know, rich people aren't all that bad and they aren't stupid either. Let's see how popular O is after all workers have to go part time.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Thanks for digging that Kennedy information up.

Any comment, Joe?

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

A little house like that in some town like Waynesville would be nice.

There is something besides the clothesline in that photo of grandma hanging up the wash. Can you see it?

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Guns stolen from the cops. Unbelievable and from KC's finest too.

What the hell are they doing leaving their guns in the cars? What is it we know about this stuff that they don't?

Hey cops! Try using some common sense!

Jim McAllister said...

Sam,

You're right about a tent being a good use and attaching a kid to the line.

I don't think grandma is preparing to re-do the laundry but there is something involved in that photo regarding a certain item no one has mentioned yet.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

That first photo is a coal furnace. I scooped up many a "clinker" from them. Clinkers were the residue of the coal which we would put in cans by the curb for the weekly trash pickup. Those ashes were good too if a driveway was slippery and you need some traction.

I lifted a lot of those old wooden cases of 6 ounce coke bottles at a store where I worked.

Those are clothes pins as you mentioned.

Middy,

Those old wood coke cases wewre really heavy. The 6 oz. bottles were heavy too; it was hard to break one.

I mused to see open air semis of those filled coke cases go by and they all had extra wheels to handle the weight.

Jim McAllister said...

How about it, Joe? Interesting questions from Middy. Especially about GE. Any comment?

Middy, Save your breath on Don. He is so far gone he thinks Michelle is cute. Yikes!

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

That trillion dollar coin is hilarious. Leave it to this administration to come up with that.

"Needless spending?" They don't know the definition of the words.

They could have saved millions by keeping Michelle out of the mix with her stupid lunch programs.

They finally gave up on it. I'm proud of the kids for rebuking her and her self appointed nonsense.

Jim McAllister said...

There are two items no one has mentioned yet or been able to define:

1. No one has mentioned the "clothes prop" grandma is using to prop up the clothes line to keep the clothes from touching from touching the ground.

Usually a clothes prop was a pole shaped item but grandma seems to like the heavy duty version which looks like a long 2 x 4.

2. The little gas burners next to the clothespins were located in the basement of older homes and were used to boil starch for the clothes that required starch.

Our house in Cincinnati was built in 1890 and had a nice set of those burners. By the time we moved there in 1949 they were no longer a popular item.

Jim McAllister said...

Today is Elvis's birthday. He would have been 78.

It also is my 51st anniversary of the day I shipped in to Whiteman Air Force Base in beautiful Knob Noster, Missouri. (January 8, 1962)

There was snow all over and it was 15 below zero. And to think that during basic training I thought I might ship to Hawaii or some other paradise.

I was driving a '57 Chevy at the time and it was one of the few cars in the parking lot of the transient barracks that would start that morning.

Fun memory.

PROUD said...

Jim, when I was a kid (inner city Cleveland) we had a coal bin, and a furnace that looked a lot like the pic. Loved watching the coal man back up to the steel clad basement window and sliding the stuff down the chute. Took a while for the dust to settle. That house like yours was built in late 1800's, also had a root cellar under the front porch which was accessible from the basement, and a milk chute / door, where the milk man would open the outside door, put in some glass bottles of milk, and we could get them from inside....Good memories, though I drove by a couple years ago and 30 guys tried to sell me crack!

PROUD said...

BTW, that old house had cool, old fashioned sash windows, that had lead counter weights built into the jambs

midnightsstaff said...

..."Obama is despised by 50% of the population"
...oh you irrational optimist.

correction.. Obama is despised by 50%- 70% of the American population - you're welcome.

or "No problem" as the airheads say.

That phrase makes me want to punch someone in the face every time I hear it.. what ever happened to "you're welcome"?
Another example of the coarsening/cheapening of the language I suppose.

So answer me why we have pretty much evolved past the coal furnace and push lawn mower - we no longer have to do laundry by hand and tv reception is clear as life but everything is completely out of sorts.
why is that Jim?

I just paid tax on milk and bread.. when did we start considering basic raw food purchases as a taxable event?

And why is the standard of living plummeting in the greatest nation ever conceived by man.

I guess there is no use asking Joe.

Rick Kepple said...

"A little house like that in some town like Waynesville would be nice."

Yeah. I'd love to have a lovely little home like that, maybe in Colorado or Flagstaff. Some place that I can sit on that porch with the electric guitar. A backyard flock of chickens, some setting to hatch out new babies and most laying.

I've got one setter now, but they don't always stay for the entire 21 days to hatch out chicks.

A lovely home like that with an old furnace, clothesline and perhaps a small barn with workshop would be perfect.

Retro is the big thing these days!

Some soda pop is being made with sugar and put in glass bottles. I buy only milk in glass jars now. Cream-top, whole milk.

No more pills. No alcohol.

I would absolutely love to live in a home like that ... with a video/music studio out back and my roommates live in microhouses behind the barn. And we all work for the company creating a product on the Internet.

There are lots of people like me and Jimmy in the pages of Countryside Magazine.

I don't know. Maybe not Flagstaff, but a lovely small town with really fast Internet. And a lovely porch like that with a beautiful friend that's a woman, but not necessarily a girlfriend.

PROUD said...

Here's a news flash....A man saying that a beauty queen (Miss Alabama) is "beautiful" and "lovely", is now considered offensive?....

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/sports/ncaafootball/brent-musburger-criticized-for-remarks-about-miss-alabama.html?_r=0

Looks more like feminism than PC, has run amok here....

Not unlike feminists demanding women be allowed to serve on the front, combat lines. Marines did a survey and overwhelmingly, women do not want to be put in combat positions. So here we have civilian feminists who themselves will never face combat DEMANDING that other women should !

midnightsstaff said...

But you don't- instead you live in a converted pigsty which is more than what a worthless communist like you deserves.

..actually by the time this is over you might be wishing for that pigsty with a bunker you call home.

.."There was snow all over and it was 15 below zero. And to think that during basic training I thought I might ship to Hawaii or some other paradise"

Yeah, most of us don't think of the military the same as they guy who blurted out.....
"The Army cared. They helped me, but they never gave me medication and encouraged me to be myself. Gifted.
And now, nobody bothers me. But I only listen to a few people. You have no idea how cruel civilized people can be in killing people like me.
Fortunately, the Army fixed me. So did Stevie. And I'm sorry that Syria didn't fall before November then Hillary could have gotten the credit. I like the Clintons and I like George W. Bush too; he's nice"

ror... yeah Jim you should have joined the army, it seems they are much more feeling and considerate than the Air Farce..

(sorry, my "o" key sometimes makes an a instead of the o)- I can't do anything about it.

Rick Kepple said...

"But you don't- instead you live in a converted pigsty which is more than what a worthless communist like you deserves."

I live in a lovely home in the forest. Luxurious compared to some people in the world.

I made the loveliest chicken salad sandwiches a few moments ago.

I used thinly sliced hard boiled eggs, chicken breast, chopped green olives, mayo, chopped onions and a little mustard, thoroughly mixed, and a queen olive put on top with a toothpick.

Now I'm making homemade chocolate chip cookies. We three roommates are listening to my favorite music artist with the angelic voice and more guitar playing soon.

One day, I'll live in a lovely home with a beautiful female friend sitting on the porch beside me.

Well, I told my pal that maybe I'll stop talking to you negative kind of people. You're trying to poison my soul and she likes me the way I am.

It's like a fairytale. She and I both like fairytales, except the queen just kicks it with the peasant. Not all happy endings involve marriage.

midnightsstaff said...

.."I would absolutely love to live in a home like that ... with a video/music studio out back and my roommates live in microhouses behind the barn. And we all work for the company creating a product on the Internet."

sounds like a commune to me.

If the pigsty you park your bicycle at is such a garden spot why is every retching noise we hear from you is about moving and how much better someone else's property looks compelling you to want to re distribute it?

.."And a lovely porch like that with a beautiful friend that's a woman, but not necessarily a girlfriend"

Your disgusting pre adolescent fantasies always includes women... not as with a commitment, just as a Stepford concubine to bang away at or beat whenever the mood strikes..

..you sound like Joe Biden with his pockets cut out nursing a Bill Clinton complex.

Rick Kepple said...

"sounds like a commune to me."

Yeah, there's some women who suggested it. They want to discuss it.

My bicycle? Dude, you're spying on the WRONG HOUSE! ROFL

"Your disgusting pre adolescent fantasies always includes women"

Uh yeah ..., but women have minds too, Middy. Talk to their eyes, not their tits.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

So you are a fellow Ohioan, huh? It looks like we both got smart and the hell out of that state.

I assume you don't import POC beer or Piel's to remember the old hood.

I remember those old sash windows with the metal weights. We also had gas pipes that stuck out a few inches from the ceiling that were cut off and capped when electricity came along.

We had a coal furnace too. In our case, the coal truck would dump the load in the street and we had to wheelbarrow it up to the bin window and dump it in.

I always remember carrying those clinkers to the curb the night before trash day.

It was heaven when we went to gas heat in the 50s.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Glad to hear his disapproval is higher than I thought.

I was watching "The Five" today on Fox and they showed a clip of grade school kids in this country singing proudly "Barack Hussein Obama" and how great he is. It reminds me of Nazi mind control.

They also had a page from grade school math with an illustration of a little girl handing over money to someone else with the caption talking about the importance of the redistribution of wealth.

You're right, Joe would just champion this nonsense and the importance to support government with taxes on food.

Now I see where Biden is saying Obama can unilaterally change gun laws through an executive order. Why do we have a congress when this a-hole can do anything he wants without their approval?

From the looks of gun sales, he better get some extra bodyguards and a bigger car. There is an awful lot of firepower out there waiting to defend their rights.

Now I see where Giffords is getting tough toward gun control. What happened to her is a shame but being the typical rubber stamp liberal she was, she wandered to that center without much security.

She should have known better but since when do liberals know anything about the real world?

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Fortunately, Musburger has a lot of support; even from the girl's parents.

The sad part is that this even became a talking point. It's just another example of the thin skinned, clueless, self important, liberal establishment that is trying to take over this country.

I have news for them: I have never met a woman yet who objects to being called beautiful or gorgeous.

The libs may be in power through that sorry excuse we have for a president and the Harry Reid Senate, but there are still more conservatives in this country who will eventually reach their limit of this nonsense.

midnightsstaff said...

Actually I don't know what to think anymore, I remember certain parasites telling me what a gun grabber Mitt Romney was, and how there really was no difference between the two of them- or get this..
Obama is a nice guy and he is trying, it's just that Bush left the economy in such ruin.

I get shouted off other sites- and banned off a couple as well.

Someone needs to make it clear that any legislator that signs gun ban legislation is from that moment an official enemy of the Constitution and will be held accountable as an enemy of the Constitution once order is restored.

I still think this is a head fake to keep our attention off Bengazi- and it's working pretty well- either that or they know the economy is going to crater sooner than we think.

Satan is walking the halls of Congress right now, there is going to be some real soul searching going on for a while- the worthless Republicans can't believe they are being disrespected this way and some of them realize the implications of what the monster is doing, time for congress to fish or cut bait.

This crap is Right out of the Rules for Radicals handbook.

midnightsstaff said...

The woman should have sent Brent a box of chocolates over that national exposure he gave her.. that was worth some serious payola- her world just got bigger and isn't that what people like her are all about?

I wonder sometimes if these "incidents" aren't manufactured by some PR agency wanting to sell something.
just suspicious I guess.

I saw nothing wrong with his comments myself, a little embarrassing to drool like that on camera but not crude- and after all I don't expect much from those kind of guys anyway.

PROUD said...

Jim....yup, I'm a fellow Buckeye....

We had a home delivery: coal man, a milk man, a baker, even "The Rag Man" who came around every couple of weeks, mule drawn cart singing his soulful chant that went something like: ~~~Papers~~rags~~I need papers~~rags~~~ I guess in the early 50's we were recyclers w/o even knowing it

Also, for the first few years of my memory, we had an ice man (yes, he comets every couple of days), us kids would follow him down the street, he would stop, open the back door, put a leather shoulder vest on, then grab these sharp and rather large tongs and stab a block of ice, hoisting it on his shoulder and carrying it up the stairs into a house where he would place it in the "Ice Box", we of course would grab a handful of ice shards off the floor of his truck and suck on them....It was a great pass-time for kids in the steamy humid Cleveland summer....

BTW regarding the coal fired furnaces...ours had a really cool grate on the cast iron door that we kids would slide open, revealing the roaring flames inside....(though you couldn't use your bare hand to push the slide w/o it leaving one hellofa mark)

midnightsstaff said...

We had a miserable wall heater in each end of the duplex we rented, I know it doesn't get as cold in the Texas Panhandle as it does in Cincy but for instance this Sunday it is supposed to get to 9 deg in Channing.
It gets windy too with not much to break it but a three wire fence.

I don't know about you but I really enjoy my forced air system I have over here on the other side of the tracks.
no clinkers.

Shades of Darrin McGavin giving the old boiler merry hell in Christmas Story.

ror.. deck the hows with bouzzs of horry - fa ra ra ra ra,
no thanks- and double no thanks to changing flat tires in the snow and patching inner tubes.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I remember those little coke bottles very well. When I was a kid back in the 60's my dad used to make his own beer. We had a 5 gallon pot that would make two cases of beer.

When he wasn't making beer he would make root beer for us kids and we would bottle them in the coke bottles.

sam said...

Jim....I refer to the fact that, given the length of her clothes line, and the fact she is using a single pole to support the line, with no bracing, that any little movement of the clothes will tilt the pole (assuming she raises it vertical) and drop the clothes to the ground. If she does not raise it vertical, they will drop anyway. She needs to use 2 poles, or shorten the line to keep her clothes off the ground.
Also, the little burner-stove was used by my grandmother to melt wax to coat various items of fruit and other stuff around her house to keep it from rotting or rusting. She would put it on with a soft paint brush. She used to keep green beans and snap peas inside a waxed cloth, sealed with wax. To this day, I don't know if it really works but she did it constantly, and her food was always fresh as when she picked it or dug it up.

midnightsstaff said...

Looks like Bronco weather this Saturday Jim, poss. snow showers and low twenties.
I hope Atlanta can finish off the Seahawks, but if they meet the Pack it will be at Lambeau.
still don't like the idea of playing Seattle.

sam said...

left out a part of my G-ma wax jobs....she used a brush when dipping would leave too thick a layer, and to cover the part she held on to for dipping. One thing she grew by the ton (exaggeration) was rheubarb ( which we always called pie-plant, which is how 90% of it was used in my town), and which she waxed and kept in bins in her cellar.

midnightsstaff said...

I have never heard of waxing like that.. interesting how the generations before had ways to get the job done no matter what.
They probably won't be building grandma's like they used to.

Yeah the poles in our back yard weren't that far apart, we had one in the chicken pen too... mom didn't like them flopping around headless in the dirt.
That burner would have been handy for the cut off barrel of boiling water we dipped the chickens in before you pluck em.

I doubt many eat yardbird that never got cold any more.

midnightsstaff said...

Looks like the Coyotes will open in Dallas on the Saturday the 19th. and fly back to play the Blackhawks here on Sunday the 20th.
Not only that but it's conference finals playoff Sunday..

Another finger to Phoenix by the NHL.

steve buzzardo said...

Once Obamass is done turning this into a 3rd world coutry, we'll be back to using those old items.

the EPA will dictate:
you dont need a washing machine, dryer, gas powered mower, or anything else that uses energy.

Rick Kepple said...

"Once Obamass is done turning this into a 3rd world coutry, we'll be back to using those old items."

Remember what I told you about who wins the 2012 election and what that would mean? No, you forgot or you didn't care.

The rich will be controlled. The poor will be slaughtered like cattle. It's for the greater good, they'll say. Our ideals, our beliefs, blah blah blah.

The media releases that the FBI/CIA/Administration/etc. said in a press release that spy drones are being used to make better drones, that the NSA is listening and reading our talk and texts on cell phones, the FBI can hear us talk through unused cellphones, satellites overhead watching us, and all manner of spying on Americans ...

NOT ONE PERSON is asking ...

if we're being watched; how did Aurora happen with all that planning? How did Sandy Hook happen? How did Tucson happen?

Instead of looking at the government's supposed spy programs created by George W. Bush, they want to do precisely what President Obama wants people to do.

Give the government more control over the people and I TOLD YOU OVER AND OVER AGAIN

that the government doesn't have to confiscate firearms.

They will ALLOW violence to occur. That's all they have to do.

It's simple. It's cheap. No matter what, the chaos will do the job that they need done. They need violence to occur to have a reason to change the laws and the people will WANT more control to feel safe.

I told you.

Anyway, I need to plan a garden. It will be that time soon.

It will be worse in the cities. Whether real or not, there will be food shortages. That will breed discontent. Rioting. More necessary violence to create more necessary laws.

Out of the chaos will come order.

midnightsstaff said...

Back to the future eh Steve?- I don't remember these type of stories while growing up.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/01/09/disturbing-school-bus-stop-brawls-caught-on-camera/

...it's the new normal?- but I don't see but one race acting like this- evidently the fish rots from the head back.

Just more evidence that you can be either African or American but can't be both- they need to choose.

It's the obvious truth I'm pretty sure thoughtful people in the crowd of any demographic would agree but being too cowed by PC will never say...

The charade of granting respectability to minority groups acting in a tribal manner has to stop- when Ray Lewis is respected but Thomas Sowell or Justice Thomas are widely considered as sell outs to the race there will be problems.
someone tell Eric Holder- ror.

Rick Kepple said...

I like your title, Jim. The past is like a dream. The likelihood of me and a famous person being friends is incalcuable. And there's no evidence.

Toodles. Got things to do.

PROUD said...

Thought For The Day:

The Bill of Rights should have read "Congress shall pass no law..." and just stopped there.....

midnightsstaff said...

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/10/boy-15-uses-assault-rifle-to-fight-off-intruders/

midnightsstaff said...

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/10/shes-shooting-him-911-tape-of-mom-shooting-intruder-released/

midnightsstaff said...

Need I go on? there seems to be a common thread to every one of these stories.

PROUD said...

Today's Chuckle:

Bill Clinton named "Father Of The Year"

(Not sure how he beat John Edwards?...but it's a cryin shame Teddy Kennedy wasn't around for the competition)

midnightsstaff said...

How about that rap artist who gets his own reality show on the Oxygen network?.. it's all about his 11 kids by ten women who I pay welfare to for banging out criminally oriented bastards like breeding cats on my dime... what a guy.

The real question is how close to Sodom are we and what will God end up doing about it?

The Crusades meet the French Revolution... have a nice day.

midnightsstaff said...

I think I found Rick's psychologist.

.."On Facebook, young people can fool themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of “friends.” They can delete unflattering comments. They can block anyone who disagrees with them or pokes holes in their inflated self-esteem. They can choose to show the world only flattering, sexy or funny photographs of themselves (dozens of albums full, by the way), “speak” in pithy short posts and publicly connect to movie stars and professional athletes and musicians they “like"....

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/08/are-raising-generation-deluded-narcissists/#ixzz2HalG8acg

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/09/Woman-Pulls-Gun-on-Knife-Wielding-Attacker

Luckily this lady didn't lose the only thing protecting her from being a statistic.. never lunge your primary defense item towards a perp!
Try to get some break space between you and the attacker if possible.

What she did was to try to give the guy her piece!.
Cops know that the first rule is to defend your weapon from the attacker.

This video indicates she had no intention of ever pulling the trigger probably because she never really mentally prepared herself for the event.

She got lucky this time but definitely needs some professional instruction- I hope she gets it..
Also in Arizona with Sheriff Joe in charge I would have emptied it center mass on this guy.. it would have saved us a legal mess.

when you dial 911 tell remind them to bring a pen, some reports, a few cameras, crime scene tape and body bags.. because that's pretty much all they will need if you have a real issue on your hands.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen.aspx

truth..start spreading it people.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I think Benghazi was off the front burner weeks ago with Hillary's supposed physical problems.

If you interview 100 people in downtown Phoenix at lunchtime, probably the majority would either say they never heard of Benghazi or Hillary and that they didn't care; it was old news.

That is what is so fascinating about the general public and why guys like Jay Leno can make a living looking at bewildered faces when he asks toughies like who was president before Obama and what is the capital of the US.

Jim McAllister said...

It's possible it was a set up but I doubt it. Brent is an old school guy who lights up at the sight of a beautiful woman. Guys like us are like that and I'm proud that we are and the women also appreciate it.

If we were younger, the girls would mob us with admiration while these little weasel self important Twitter and iPhone freaks wouldn't have a chance.

I think women would like to have more guys around who would open car doors for them and let them on the elevator first.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I remember all those guys; even the rag man.

The ice man had those big calipers that he would use to pick up the blocks and sling them over his shoulder. He always had a piece of burlap over his shoulder to lay the ice on against his back.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I miss Darrin McGavin and that furnace. LOL

When we went to gas heat in the early 50s I couldn't believe the change: No more coal bins, clinkers, furnaces that took up half the basement space.

All we had to do was set the thermostat in the hall to whatever degree we wanted.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I don't think one of those old 6 oz. Coke bottles would shatter if it was thrown off the Empire State Building!

I returned many of them for that precious 2 cents deposit.

Jim McAllister said...

Sam,

I couldn't resist using that photo of grandma using a 2 x 4 to prop those clothes. She must have been in the country and not used to those modern props that were poles with a clip on the end to hold the line. LOL

Interesting about the wax melting. That's the first I have heard of that use. We had them in the basement but never used them.

We had a Maytag with a separate wringer and the weather had to be really bad for my mom to hang clothes in the basement.

Everything was hung in the backyard and sun dried.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I hope Peyton can keep the Broncos going. The guy is amazing. Meanwhile, Eli will be watching on the tube. No luck for the Giants this year.

What are the "Coyotes?" Never heard of them. LOL

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I'm still reeling from Clinton getting "Father of the year."

I remember when Chelsea was on all the tabloids' covers for being face down in her puke in a London gutter.
She was in some other trouble too.

Kids today! But, Bill sure was a good father.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Evander Holyfield also had a bunch of kids with a bunch of different women as did that basketball player Shawn (I forget his last name).

That seems to be an example of how big a stud they they are. I don't see the allure myself; the dumbest ass in the world can get laid a lot even if he has to buy it.

There is no substitute for class!

Jim McAllister said...

The Oxygen network?

Are there even 100 people who watch it?

Class and manners are a thing of the past.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-10/guest-post-where-does-hatred-constitutionalism-come

.."The problem is that deep down, they know they are not very bright. And so, they seek to always travel with the herd on every issue, for if they cannot be smart, they can at least be accepted. Ironically, if constitutionalism was being pushed by the mainstream, they would automatically change their tune"

Best article I've seen lately on the core issues we face today..

Mike Slater said...

Jim, Shawn Kemp is the guy you're thinking of.

You're right about the old coke bottles, I dropped many of them as a kid and none ever broke.

Bill Clinton "Father of the year". What he should have got was " A-hole of the year"

PROUD said...

Speaking of Clinton:

A reporter recently asked Clinton..."How's Hilary's head"?

Clinton said, "OK,....but she's no Monica"

:-)

Glo, On the Floor said...

Proud: I'm sueing you for medical bills - I fell off the chair I was laughing so hard!

And... I never had sex with THAT WOMAN!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Great column by Durden and, unfortunately, true.

If you want to really puke, google "Kids singing praises to Obama" and take your choice of the You Tubes.

These rats are going after the kids since they are so impressionable. It's like the days of Hitler.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Mike.

Thanks, Shawn Kemp is correct. I tend to forget people who have no idea of morals, common sense, or proper behavior.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I agree with Glo....that's funny!

I wonder what Monica's financial situation is these days. I think she is about 50 now.

Jim McAllister said...

I love this. Two guys in Portland, Oregon legally carry guns down the street.

Naturally, people overreacted.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/10/men-armed-with-assault-rifles-walk-through-portland-to-educate-public-on-gun/

midnightsstaff said...

It's pretty traumatizing what the media is doing to the school kids right now.

Add in how many of them are put on mood altering drugs for control issues instead of dealing with those issues- it's a crime.
I wouldn't send my kids to public school today.

Media, Congress and Obama.... the axis of evil.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I've seen people legally carrying weapons openly for years and never gave it a second thought. It seems only liberals have a problem with it.

Did you see the article in the paper last week where a guy broke into a home around 28th and Acoma and the homeowner shot him dead?

Sometimes bad guys have to learn the hard way. At least the homeowner saved the taxpayers a lot of money.

midnightsstaff said...

My gramma's house in Indy didn't have a bath tub, she had a big wash tub like the one in the picture that made do..
Oil furnaces everywhere in that town, I remember the buildings in St. Louis were absolutely grimy with coal and oil soot as well.

Heating water on the stove for a bath took a bit of dedication, I suppose once a week should have done it- Saturday night before church I suppose.

She had raised something like nine kids that lived through a depression and a second world war in that house.
I really have no idea what she looked like as a young woman named Clara Boone, seemed like pictures were a luxury that the budget wouldn't allow.

My Granddad died before I was born so being there was no network of government benefits she just kept teaching school and taking the bus to work.

Yeah, that picture brings back memories of that tiny house with the big mulberry tree in the front yard and some ethnic grocery store at the end of each block..
..just like in The Christmas Story.

I feel like a time traveler sometimes- it's amazing how many memories are tucked away.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

It's sad what crap they are feeding these kids about Obama. This isn't the USA we knew.

They look glassy eyed as they are singing that crap. They are too young to know any better. Our only hope is that when they go home and repeat that crap, their parents will see through that phony teacher union facade brain washing.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I did see that when I got up the other day. It made my breakfast taste a lot better to see another lousy crook killed by a homeowner who fortunately had a gun. I'm sure lily livered liberal Montini hated it.

What a wishy-washy loser limp wrist that guy is.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I've looked throughout my old neighborhood in Cincy via Google maps. Pretty fascinating stuff; still looks pretty intact from the 50s and all those homes were about 50 years old then.

One building up the street was an old grocery store and a barber shop. It has been torn down.

I remember getting haircuts there from "Joe" the barber. If it was in the morning I went, he always had Arthur Godfrey on the radio.

PROUD said...

OK, as long as everybody's laughing, let's keep it up. This is every bit as funny, as it is clever...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVrJ8DxECbg

midnightsstaff said...

funny stuff, there is a valuable lesson there tho..

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

That reminds me of the old "Candid Camera" with Allen Funt.

He used to pull off some great stunts like the one where singer Dorothy Collins rolls into a gas station with her new '52 Lincoln complaining that she can't get it to start.

When the mechanic opens the hood, there is no engine in the car. His reaction was priceless.

PROUD said...

Jim, I remember another one where they rigged a car to only have three wheels...Had a gal drive into a gas station (back in the days where a service attendant actually came out) pulling in with the missing wheel facing away from the station,.... she asked him to please check the air in her tires....:-)

Rick Kepple said...

"I think I found Rick's psychologist."

Oh God. California's worst looney giving me psychological advice again. Middy, did your looney bin nurse tie your shoe laces together again this morning? Dude, I think she hates you.

Time travel. What if in the future, no one has the time to travel back in time?

Oh holy crap! Time travel has been created! Middy's grandson just popped in beside me and apparently in his last will and testament, Middy left me his entire fortune!

But historic documents are screwed up in the future. Middy's grandson brought me Confederate money. See, even in the future, Middy's kids are just like Middy, but worse!

Well, the kid left. He said that in the future, I'd be able to spend that Confederate money. That's weird. The South did rise again.

midnightsstaff said...

Actually I was referring to the way the media feeding frenzy is telling kids that they have a fifty fifty chance of being shot to death every day at school and suggesting bullet proof backpacks now that they have removed the lockers as a legitimate option.

I guess my communication skills are not working.

However, your observation is equally correct concerning the mindless enforced rote devotion to tyranny, it's no different here than North Korea or Venezuela once you enter a public school.

Fact is- they could shut down the public schools daycare system entirely and little would suffer as a consequence - in fact by simply accomplishing that one step overall education level of America could do little but improve.

PROUD said...

*HEADLINE* No one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame....

While baseball debates a few 3,000 hit players who got those hits by using performance enhancing drugs, ...They continue to ban a 4,200 hit player who excelled at the game with heart, instead of drugs.

Yes, he gambled,(and paid an enormous price for it) but baseball needs to get over it's faux virtue and reinstate Mr. Charlie Hustle,.... Pete Rose, one of the greatest to ever play.

It's called "baseball", not "role modeling"....

PROUD said...

Pete Rose, driven to excellence with heart, not a needle:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=bz&p=Pete%20Rose&fr=fp-tts-701&fr2=ps

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

That is a really good one. Those bits were so funny because they really were candid; the poor saps never knew until they pointed out the camera that they were conned.

Another one was the guy in the mailbox on the corner.

That show was reincarnated several times and they all were funny.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I agree on Rose.

He was never the sharpest chisel in the tool shed but "hustle" doesn't even begin to describe the guy.

Pete loves the ponies and I remember seeing him at Latonia Race Track across the river from Cincy in Kentucky back in about 1967 hanging out with some oily looking guys. I'm sure they weren't a good influence.

Pete is two weeks younger than I am and he went to Western Hills High School in Cincy while I was at Withrow. He graduated in 1960.

By 1963, I was stationed in Germany where we got a lot of baseball broadcasts through the Armed Forces Network.

I remember them doing a Reds' game and the announcer said Pete was hitting about .270 as a rookie. I thought, "Wow, the Reds finally got a 2nd baseman who can hit pretty good!" Little did I know he would go on to get 4,256 hits in his career. I can still see him running out walks as though he hit a line drive into the corner.

A few years ago, Wade Boggs, who had a great career with Boston, limped into his 3,000th hit. He was really washed up but he nailed that hit after Tampa Bay signed him and he retired soon after that.

Pete was asked what he thought of Boggs' feat and he answered, "Hell, I had that many batting left handed!" (He had 3,490 lefty, and 766 righty).

I can't even imagine a guy getting 4,256 hits in the major leagues plus he played outfield, 2nd base and third base.

I saw a piece today about Derek Jeter "closing in on Rose's hit record." It's laughable! He is 1,008 hits behind and is 38 years old. No way he passes Rose as good as he is.

Pete should definitely be in the Hall.

I was really glad to see Bonds and Clemens get ignored by the BBWA. They will never get in and rightly so.

It's a pretty weak class when Craig Biggio is the highest vote getter. Craig was a good guy and a hell of a second sacker but not really a hall of fame guy.

PROUD said...

Glo

Just wondering????

Do you have a sister named: R-I-A ?

(now I have this 60's song by THEM, lead singer Van Morrison, stuck in my head)

PROUD said...

Jim, agree Jeter is a great player, but doubt he will tack on another 1,000+ in the twilight of his career.

Growing up in Cleveland, I didn't closely follow Cincy, but EVERY time I did watch a game with Pete Rose, he was the epitome of the word "outstanding". The picture I tried to post above was the one of his famous head first slide, which was in fact a full on, air-born, face first, dive. That seemed to be the way he approached the game, give it 150 % I can't think of another player that played,(plays) with his level of intensity and heart. His addiction to gambling, and even his gambling on games where his team was involved had no impact on who won, and certainly wasn't cheating like a Bonds, or McGuire juicing to give themselves enhanced abilities on the field. Those guys cheated to help their stats / career's, Rose broke a rule, but his stats career performance was earned legitimately...IMO, a hall of fame w/ Charlie Hustle, is a bit of a joke, and baseball's insistence on his being banished doesn't do a thing for the game....

Jim McAllister said...

G-l-o-r-i-a GLORIA!

One of the best from the 60s.

Our Gloria is one of the best also.

Great era: Morrison wrote it, "The Shadows of Knight" recorded the hit version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMZ1wZgl3m0

Rick Kepple said...

"That reminds me of the old "Candid Camera" with Allen Funt."

Oh God, I have a new found respect for Allen Funt. I'm editing about two hours of "film" (old school here) ... *digital* recording down to less than 15, or 10 minutes if I can get away with it.

My God, can you imagine the miles of film they had to DEVELOP! PROCESS! EDIT! FRAME BY FRAME BY HAND!

See, now I'm understanding the world of the celebrity and what it must be like.

Incidentally, when I first began as a newspaper reporter, I was trained to develop film and to do all that just for ONE photo.

Digital dudes. Definitely.

steve buzzardo said...


"I can't think of another player that played,(plays) with his level of intensity and heart."

Ty Cobb was the only player with that kind of intensity

PROUD said...

Well, I never saw Cobb play, but I know through everything I've read that he was a great player. Goes to my point....Gambling / schmambling.....

Pete Rose should be in the Hall Of Fame!

steve buzzardo said...

"The Shadows of Knight" recorded the hit version.

Jim, one of the 1 hit wonders that I metioned before in your other blog. Van Morrison is a pretty talented musician. Still going strong today.

steve buzzardo said...

you're right Proud, Ty Cobb is in the hall and he was a nasty guy. Pete Rose should be in!

PROUD said...

wiki says G-L-Or-I-A was also a hit by THEM. Which had a newbie lead singer named Van Morrison. I had a cvopy, but my favorite "THEM"(Van Morrison) song was
~~~Here Comes The Night~~~

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Morrison is good; I saw him a few years ago on Austin City Limits. He put on a nice show.

My Billboard book of top 40 hits only lists "Gloria" by The Shadows of Knight.

They show that it was written by Morrison and was on the top 40 charts for 8 weeks getting as high as number 10 during the spring of '66.

I thought Morrison and Them had a version but it's not listed.

The only songs listed for Them are "Here Comes the Night" and "Mystic Eyes" both from '65 that made it to 24 and 33 respectively.

Their version of "Gloria" must have not made the top 40 because, like you, I remember them doing it.

Laura Brannigan had a tune called "Gloria" in '82 but it was a totally different song. She was a cute gal who died way too soon.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Funt had several versions of Candid camera over the years. Before TV he did the same show on radio and called it "Candid Microphone."

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

You're right about Cobb. Very intense and very introverted guy; he didn't have a lot of friends.

I have read where he sharpened his spikes before games!

Mike Slater said...

Jim,in Arizona we have a law that if someone breaks into your home you have a right to shot them without fear of being arrested and prosecuted.

In some states it's called a castle law and in others a make my day law.

As an NRA member I get their magazine every few months and in it is a section called the Armed Citizen that has newspaper accounts from around the country where citizens used guns to defend themselves. Of course you never hear about them on the MSM.



Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

It shows how tough the music business is when a person or group can go to number one and make all kinds of TV and personal appearances but if their next song is a dud people start asking "Who?" when they hear their name.

The public is fickle. Just ask some of the disco stars who owned the business in the 70s.

Remember Patrick Hernandez, Alicia Bridges, Walter Murphy and the Little Apple Band, The Silver Convention, and Anita Ward?

All were one and out.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I'm glad the word "liberal" stars with and "l" so it can be included with loser, limp wrist, and lame.

I'm glad it is legal to shoot someone breaking into your house in AZ. Even if it wasn't, I would pull the trigger if I saw someone in the living room during the night.

Since it would be their last act, I would ask them to please lay a tarp over my carpet to fall on.

midnightsstaff said...

I got to laugh at all the Sheriff Joe haters we have around here, it will be a sad day indeed when he moves on.
I watched Los Angeles turn from what was a normal large metro into a third world jungle no one would want to live in.

I hope Joe outlives me- he is a good man despite the lies about him and not a bad politician either..

A politician is the job title of an Elected Sheriff you know, anyone tells you otherwise they are kidding themselves.
it's right there on the ballot every few years.

Maybe we ought to organize a Sheriff Joe appreciation day just to piss the haters off- in fact it could be national- maybe get some enthusiasm back.. and show him some respect as well.

steve buzzardo said...


I like that idea for a Sheriff Joe appreciation day. It could be a combination 2nd amendment day too. Everyone could come with their favorite weapon.

Jim, you should get this organized.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

There was a letter to the Republic this morning from some guy telling Joe to stay away from the schools with his posses; the schools don't need him.

What an idiot and typical airhead liberal. I guess he would rather see kids die than approve of anything Joe does.

I'll admit that having armed guards in schools is not a pleasant thought but if it saves lives, it is a situation everyone should live with and chalk it off to how insane this country has become.

There are nuts out there right now who are dreaming of shooting up a school so there better be some indication of firepower to greet them just in case.

Jim McAllister said...

Steve,

You want me to organize a Joe appreciation day? I haven't even been able to get us all together for another lunch meeting much less do that! LOL

It's a great idea though and we really need to round up the usual suspects for a lunch.

Rick Kepple said...

Oh, good news guys.

That investor dude jumped right on the green screen idea thing. We are going to have meetings, he's brought in a green screen professional and software experts.

BMI said that this twist in the green screen has NEVER been done before. In fact, they aren't even sure how to license it.

Well, it will give lots of lawyers something to do with writing all new regulations.

Anyway, wealthy investors in my area are quite excited! OMG, I can see this getting developed and spreading around the world like a brushfire!

I probably won't make a dime out of it, but it will help my old friend's bottom line.

Rick Kepple said...

Did you see the Today show and the "musical stairs"? That's really neat. It's to encourage more walking. To take the stairs.

Just imagine, musical stairs with a contract in homes that can be set to play your favorite band's songs.

midnightsstaff said...

Three dog night- got a bit nippy.

Jim McAllister said...

DAMN nippy up here in the executive area of Snobbsville!

Why, it is so cold I saw a coyote drinking a hot chocolate!

It's so cold that one of our many high class Starbucks is serving coffee on a stick!

It's so cold that the lawyer next door to me has his hands in HIS OWN pockets!

midnightsstaff said...

Better put your golf balls in the microwave for a min, wouldn't want to break em.

that one about the lawyer- I'm calling bullshit!
no matter the weather they keep their hands in someone else's pocket- learn that in law school.

great rant by the Great One-

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-i-can-barely-contain-my-fury-at-what-is-going-on-in-this-country/

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

..a truth of life illustrated by the speech of Mark Anthony.

Jim McAllister said...

Remember that great line from Johnny Carson:

Ed: "How cold is it?"

Johnny: "It's so cold I saw a polar bear take a hot coffee enema!"

I miss those guys.

Today I read where Al Sharpton thinks Obama should be on Mt. Rushmore. What an idiot!

What happened to the USA we once had? How did these bastards ever gain control? I guess we became apathetic and just let it happen because we didn't think it could.

That Mark Levin clip is right. We should all be infuriated. I'll be surprised if we don't have a civil war.

midnightsstaff said...

Polar bears don't hibernate, they look like a brown bear but are completely different, they just don't have that fat layer and metabolism- they can swim in freezing water for fifty miles..
that's why they like the enemas- nothing better after a long swim.

Not to get all religious but this is a spiritual conflict not a legal conflict.

Satan has his desk in the Oval Office.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/section-8-housing-voucher-distribution-canceled-after-thousands-waiting-in-line-get-out-of-control

All the PFC's in the freeshit army just got told to stand down, something about not needing their votes any longer.

January 10 , 2013

American Express AMEX - 5,400 Layoffs in 2013
Time Warner's Time Inc - 700 Next Month
GT Advanced Technologies - Idles
Plant in Hazelwood = 35 Layoffs
Strasbaugh - 8
Jefferson County Justice Center IL - 24+
SandRidge Energy - Small # of Layoffs
Delaware Hospice - 52
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - 110
RedPrairie - Some Layoffs
E. Cleveland Ohio - 20 Layoff Notices
for PD, Dispatchers
Lorain County Children Services Ohio - 10
Riverside County CA - 10 Code Enforcement

same thing every day now.

Discharges are in the mail, that's what happens to the 101'st Unicorn brigade when their status changes from useful idiot to mere civilian idiot-
LOL... wait until those phone plans are canceled.

Rick Kepple said...

"Three dog night- got a bit nippy."

Why, I just happen to have three extra dogs! What a coincidence!

Billion dollar project update:
The glitch is that the licensing doesn't exist for this project. For every video we use, we have to contact the producer that made it to get permission to use it.

But we have investors, experts and even mainstream entertainers jumping in on this. The list of interested parties is growing to help develop this. I wonder if we can get James Cameron?

midnightsstaff said...

Will you take a personal check, or do you want me to wait until Monday when the bank opens and send the amount electronically?

Just going to send it to the Post office there instead of waiting for an address because I don't want to miss out on the opportunity.
If I hurry I can get it out in today's mail, I'm pretty sure they know who you are at the post office.

Not to press the issue but what's the min. investment window?- probably have a hard time attracting the right kind of investor if it's over a million- I'll leave that part blank..

My advice is don't price yourself out of the investment market like facebook did, let the market work for you.
If you appear greedy the investors might take that as a negative indicator, just play it cool like you always do- keep letting that personality of yours be the venture's biggest asset..

Send the prospectus and a contract to sign whenever you get around to it.. handshake agreement right?
..how do I write this, is it Rick or Richard?

Rick Kepple said...

And a video that y'all might enjoy.

http://youtu.be/qBcbTirK54g

PROUD said...

Regarding the link rick posted:

Last I checked YOUTUBE was a legit video venue...

And YOUTU.BE (dot between normal spelling) could be a VIRUS.

Suggest everybody look into (Google) it before opening...


PROUD said...

Here's a google search showing legit and scam use of the YOUTU.BE adderess:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=serp&tok=oHNzCCQgW92ravLMhZ-Mwg&pq=youtu.be&cp=9&gs_id=4&xhr=t&q=YOUTU.BE+virus&pf=p&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&oq=YOUTU.BE+&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=389fcb7d63c90ec3&biw=1280&bih=891

midnightsstaff said...

Nice catch John.. doesn't surprise me- but then I myself would never open a link provided by a commie.
..especially one that has sold his soul a long time ago.

http://listofscams.blogspot.com/2011/07/youtube-links-hackvirus-alert.html

.."If you receive a message through email, facebook, forum, or any form of a social site. Don't click on it. If you get or read a message where the link is masked by linked text scroll or mouse over the linked text and the http: source will show.

Also, be on the look out for people claiming the links are fine, especially if you do not know the person, they most likely are a hacker trying to goad people to into thinking their virus ridden link is safe and get very combatant when confronted they flinging insults, will try and get the forum post outing them removed, or they will re-post using a different shortened link.

Just remember it is your computers security and any information stored on it at risk. Unless you are absolutely sure of the source don't click on the link"

buyer beware.

Rick Kepple said...

All Youtube videos are separated by a period in the address. For example, this official entertainment video has a period in it.

http://youtu.be/pwQhSg1G2OQ

Or this truth of Eminem supposedly finding that he had truly sold his soul to the devil when he became a music star. Check out this video, Proud. The address also a period.

http://youtu.be/SDzKtPHSqjM

Is it "organized stalking" or "spiritual warfare?" and this also has a period in the address. Proud will like this video. Like minds.

http://youtu.be/HlaP0Kf2pRg

My best friend is a rock star and I've done a lot of research into her world and I've asked a lot of questions and I have never been attacked so much as I have when I looked behind the curtain and saw the truth. It's way too powerful, so it will have to be destroyed like bringing down a Communist country - a period of years. Eroding their profits and rewarding them with more profits while policing their naughty behavior.

For now, I'm to stand down. Don't come to my farm. Please, Proud. It just couldn't work between us.

Rick Kepple said...

Yes, Jim.

I've posted enough.

I'm sorry, Proud.

I'll let you adults talk. I'm gonna go hang out with the kids and play guitar.

PROUD said...

rick...there was nothing personal in what I posted. My google link clearly shows, there have been any number of hidden viruses hidden with something as simple as a dot, that's why I also posted a google search showing such a link COULD be a virus. That link also contains articles on legitimate "shortened" URL's, which your link COULD very well be. Why you take it as an attack or threat to you is beyond me,(most likely because you are one gigantic, freakin, paranoid, obsessive/ compulsive, nut-case).

My warning contained nothing about you personally,(other than your name) no insults, there have in fact been lots of Trojan virus's spread using gimmicks like the "dot". Just todfay, the Homeland Security Dept warned about a new virus hidden in something as innocent as "JAVA" programs. Look at this from yesterday's paper:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/technology/chi-homeland-security-urges-computer-users-to-disable-java-20130111,0,5686660.story

So you see, my comment was informative, and nothing else. Were you not delusional and paranoid you would easily have seen that....Instead, you play the victim and pick a fight...

Please have NO fear, the last thing on my agenda is to visit your magic,(see total Bull ShIT / make believe) kingdom....I'm very happy here, in the real world.

BTW, nice job of holding it together, you made 6 paragraphs before re-entering your own little S/N fantasy land.

This is the point where SANE people tell you, "your best friend is a GOAT...not a rock star"...

But having watched you dwell in this sickness for the better part of a decade, I think I'll pass....

Go play some 40 year old Fleetwood / Mac albums, escape reality, and conjur up more of fantasy's about how you and S/N are friends, and how "rich" people are using their fortunes....to get you....

midnightsstaff said...

Aldofine Napalatano from The Department of Homeland Security reminds us "If you see something.. say something"
lol.

actually not a bad game so far, gonna be another cold one tonight.

PROUD said...

ANY time you're in the 4-Q and you have absolutely NO idea who will win....IT'S A GOOD GAME!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy, Proud, Rick.

It looks like you guys have had quite the conversations today.

I would comment but I'm not sure I know if I could contribute.

However, I agree with Proud on that YouTube comment. I've never seen a dot in the middle.

midnightsstaff said...

hmmmm.
would that be a dot utube video or a feather utube video?.

steve buzzardo said...


Well I won't have to waste any more electricity or time on football this year.
You cant beat a good team, when you drop a punt on your own 5 yard line.

midnightsstaff said...

That was a complete disaster.. the 49'ers are just a better team- no excuses.

GB had better take a serious look at the offensive line and middle coverage before next season.
SF is a great team and fun to watch.

Jim McAllister said...

I can't believe Kaepernick. If Alex Smith didn't get hurt, we may never have heard of the guy.

He simply owned the Packers. I couldn't believe his running ability and accuracy of his passes.

When he came in against the Bears and performed like that, I figured it was beginner's luck. Then he had that big game against Tom Brady. Tonight he showed he is for real.

Smith may as well pack his gear.

midnightsstaff said...

It was a total defensive embarrassment last night- when a one armed offensive lineman stays in the game and wins the battles it says a lot.

K-man looked like a veteran pro bowler out there last night- but things happen and defenses adjust so we will see how he does next week, but he is another special SF quarterback- and they have had a few.

It got colder than a mother in laws kiss over here in the badlands last night, I don't think we would make very good Canadians.

midnightsstaff said...

I notice Jerry Springer.. former mayor of Cincinnati and long time irritant is now bragging he is the father of the collapse of western civilization.. he may be right and this is the first time I have agreed with him.

..so are you proud of your former mayor Jim?.. seems like we have noticed a consistent stream of failures from Ohio the past few years..
I give you Dennis K. from Cleveland and weeping John from your neck of the woods as examples that come to mind, now J.S.
haha.

Sorry, every damn day I wake up with the first thought being how I am completely embarrassed over what this nation has become- not picking on you, your former mayor just came up first today.
what's with that state- is it the weather that makes them mad?

midnightsstaff said...

We get a flu outbreak so what is the response?- a flu app for your phone and politicians demanding increased emergency spending and more than likely another executive order..

All I need this morning is to find out the Coyotes have been bought and moved to Moose Jaw or Medicine Hat.

man I feel a rant coming on already.

PROUD said...

OK, maybe my metamorphosis into an oldguydom is complete?

But does anyone else find commercials for "FLEXIBLE HOSE" as funny as suggestible as I do?

"Flexible hose fits in the palm of your hand, and grows and grows"

For whatever reason, it cracks me up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87sRVk1f7ik&list=HL1358090889&feature=mh_lolz

BTW, there isn't a dot in youtube

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Yeah, Kaepernick fits right into the succession of Brodie, Montana, Young and whoever else who has played QB in SF.

Most teams would love to have just one of those guys in a lifetime.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Fortunately, in Cincy they have the strong city council form of government and the mayor only digs the fist shovel of dirt for new buildings or cuts the ribbon at new supermarket openings.

I was long gone when Springer was mayor but his family was pretty prominent. There was a street named after them near where I lived in Hyde Park-Mt. Lookout.

I agree, we have had some POS for politicians. I guess Robert Taft was the last decent guy there

Jim McAllister said...

Actually, I see in this morning's Repulsive that the Coyotes have moved to Kamloops.

Kamloops is nice this time of year.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I've seen the ad several times for that hose. It reminds me of my member when I first saw Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".

PROUD said...

Didn't Pennypusher work 'under' Springer? ;-)

Rick Kepple said...
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Jim McAllister said...

"Didn't Pennypusher work 'under' Springer? ;-)"

LOL, I haven't seen her anywhere lately. Maybe she and her buddy Randy Pullen are on a road trip looking for people to recall from office.

Either that or they are trying to round up sponsors for that sorry ass TV show of Springer.

Jim McAllister said...

Quick Obama note:

Ya gotta love the guy for trying.

He knows he will lose the gun controversy with the public so he suddenly wants to hurry up the withdrawal from Afghanistan to divert the attention of the public to make him look like a good guy.

It was the same strategy with the Dreamer crap. He was getting hurt in the polls by Romney so he cuts loose all those Dreamer kids to come out of the shadows as a diversion to what a good guy he is for doing that.

I would love to be a mouse in the corner of the room listening to the crappola discussed by O and his cohorts when they come up with their schemes.

Fortunately, there are the suckers who believe his garbage.

Jim McAllister said...

OOPS! Make that last sentence "UNFORTUNATELY"

midnightsstaff said...

Not to traumatize anyone by going off topic, but here is a good link to an article written that should be read by every American..

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Charlie_Reese's_Final_Column/20504/0/38/38/Y/M.html

.."One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country"

It's a good read and something to think about.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data"

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/27/5079151/california-gun-sales-increase.html#storylink=cpy

Jim, when this type of article is written by and published in Pravda de la Sacramento there is pretty good reason to believe we have a stronger case for winning this argument than most might think.

I am certain this is a feigned crisis to get us desensitized for the real push later on but mostly to keep Bengazi on the back burner and our eye off the criminals he is hiring, but it could be working against this monster in the long run.. lots of former ZObamaies are finally realizing how much he hates America.

If he had a heart attack and died, this nation would celebrate for over a month and that's a fact.

Rick Kepple said...

Yesterday is a dream, Jim.

BTW, I did delete those two comments myself out of respect to Jim, for being so nice to me.

I could never hold Jim responsible for what others have said. That would be boorish. He's a good man and please, say hi to Barb for me.

midnightsstaff said...

suck up classes are being held at 12.34 pm today, bring your own mouthwash.

Jim McAllister said...

I've been watching pro football on TV since we got our first TV in 1950 and I don't think I have ever seen a greater finish like the Seattle-Atlanta game where one team had it locked up only to lose it back on a field goal a few seconds later.

One thing for sure: Russell Wilson is the real thing. The guy can play!

Atlanta 30, Seattle 28. Wow!

midnightsstaff said...

Didn't watch that one, I must have over done it yesterday watching both games.

I might skim the New England game but it probably will be lopsided.

You need to check out the hockey schedule.. playing them 5 games a week with a compressed schedule will be brutal..that's going to leave a mark.
I'm starting to buy in on that brain damage argument in sports, oh well, they did it to themselves..

midnightsstaff said...

Trade rumors for a second line center in the works.. man this thing is going to be like a scalded cat, a bad start buries your season..
with one of the best defenses in hockey and in goal that gives us a decided advantage with little or no preseason.
..my way of thinking that is.

Games start this Saturday.

Rick Kepple said...

I love the delete function. It's like, "I shouldn't have said that," and I crush and stomp my words into the nothingness of cyberspace.

But luckily, the ones and zeroes are recyclable and like any energy, it's never really gone.

The positive energy this year is off the charts. Speak nice things and nice things shall happen to me.

I love Proud. I don't like to be proud, but Proud, or whomever, must be the nicest guy on earth to try and help me. Gosh.

And I want to make friends with people with yachts and private planes, cause I'm fricking tired and after all the crap I've lived through, I'm going to create a break for myself.

Yesterday, ten years ago, my sweet Dora went home and she'd want me to be happy.

She'd love Goaty Woaty.

midnightsstaff said...

I agree, the delete button just doesn't get the respect it deserves.
Not only that but too many people hold an unrealistic fear of using that button out of some social taboo they have or being weaned too early.

either way I encourage people to use the button with no shame or ill feelings.. and I would also imagine the more you use it the easier it will become.

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Voltaire

PROUD said...

Rick...speaking man-to-man.

I have no delete button,(maybe I wish I had)...what I say I mean...

What ever I said about you, I meant, and it is nothing that countless others haven said,REPEATEDLY.year after year, after year....

When you were "justcallmelater" (and a couple other pseudonyms that had to do with being a born-again writer) pissing off pretty much everyone on AZ Central with your continual rants about S?N....
I was the first to ask you to drop all the stevie crap and engage in some REAL discussions, even suggesting topics like writing, farming or guitars, all things you expressed sincere interest in. I made the suggestion because I believed you had something worthwhile to contribute to a conversation....

Well, you attacked me, while saying I was attacking you.... went off on some rant about stevie, the VA, morphine, and your late wife's demise.(kinda like you do today, some 3-5 yrs later)

From your posts, I can see where you want to be included, see where you want to be friends, but every time someone reaches out to you, you retreat into the same old paranoid delusion...in which YOU are a victim, and everyone else on the planet is rich, selfish, mean...and out to get you, only YOU...and the sole reason for your life's position, is all-powerful, stevie nicks is trying to bring you harm.

THAT'S JUST SO MUCH BULL-SHIT!

I'm not rich...mean, nor selfish, I have no particular ax to grind with you, I honestly wish you no harm. I'm fine with your being attracted to and fascinated with a celebrity, we all have fantasy's...you just don't seem to realize they are just that, FANTASY...

Any attacks I've made on you are the result of something you said to provoke a response, not necessarily about ME personally, but like EVERY one who seems to cross your path, I grow weary of your never ending penchant for taking each and every topic to a stevie nicks conclusion.

I come here to interact with the other participant, add give my two cents to a given topic...period. Recently, I thought if I could show you how ridiculous it is to twist every topic into a fascination about a rock star,(I used Britney), that you might get the point,...you accused me (jim middy and others) of being on stevie's payroll? and trying to ruin your life...

If you honestly believe there is a conspiracy of rich, Arizonans, and rock star elites, spending down their own money, or money funneled from Ms Nicks, to bring down a goat farmer in Richland Missouri, then, obviously, I have wasted the above, typed letters.on the other hand...

IF...by some chance, you honestly get that NO-body has formed an organized coalition to destroy you, and all you are really looking for is some internet chat, friendship, then I again,(as I did so many years ago on AZC) ask you tho stop taking every topic and turning it into a S/N rant...

The ball is squarely in your court. I can't speak for the others, but I hold no hatred, contempt, or malice toward you. All I'd ask is that you please refrain from dragging S/N into every topic ?

Your serve....

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

If Stevie is paying us off, I'd like to know where the hell my check is!

How about that Rick, where is my check?

PROUD said...

Jim, that's exactly my point.

No one in their right mind believes an accomplished entertainer like Stevie Nicks, would be paying a bunch of random people chatting on a blog in AZ, to deliberately attack and destroy some poor, albeit talented video-editor, Missouri goat farmer....

I'm OK chatting with rick about politics, football, the state of the union, pretty much any topic.......but I,(like a shit-load of people from AZ Central), draw the line where it comes to listening to rock-star / goat farmer going "frog-giggin" then trying tho ruin a life, fantasies....

Rick Kepple said...

What would happen if there was an attempted coup in the United States and it failed? Just curious for no particular reason. Anyway.

"I agree, the delete button just doesn't get the respect it deserves."

Middy, I wish I had created a Google account long before now. I can't think of the bullshit that I'd like to cut that I've said.

Oh, but I'm learning video. Dude, I can film THREE HOURS and cut that down to nine minutes, without credits and outtakes. I love editing and deleting.

I'm sorry that I was a pain to everyone, except Proud, and I know Jimmy is nice to everyone. I don't have that luxury. I can only afford to be nice to so many people before the pixie dust runs out.

Then I'm bitchy and I have to rely on the delete button to nuke my entire rant. Bye bye wordies! Eat this!!!

midnightsstaff said...

.."Then I'm bitchy and I have to rely on the delete button to nuke my entire rant. Bye bye wordies! Eat this!!!"

The screams of all those terminated bits of of binaries yanked from the womb before ever getting a chance at life still echo throughout cyberspace..

Oh, the humanity!

midnightsstaff said...

slightly off topic but it seems the Somali pirates have Wall Street roots.

.."A mosquito-boat’s worth of Somali pirates stunned the courtroom today when they disclosed their entire piracy enterprise was in fact a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.
Via Borowitz Report:
The pirate, who said he earned a bonus of $48 million in dubloons last year, elaborated on the nature of the Somalis’ work for Goldman, explaining that the pirates forcibly attacked ships that Goldman had already shorted…
…The pirate acknowledged that they merged their operations with Goldman in late 2008 to take advantage of the more relaxed regulations governing bankers as opposed to pirates, “plus to get our share of the bailout money….”
“…There are lots of laws that could bring these guys down if they were, in fact, pirates,” one government source said. “But if they’re bankers, our hands are tied…."

At first I thought I was reading the Onion but it's http://consumerist.com/2010/04/27/somali-pirates-disclose-theyre-a-goldman-sachs-subsidiary/

Contact warlords, set up acts of piracy- check!
Short the ships to be looted- double check!!..

Are there no bounds left anywhere for these Wall street pirat.. erh I mean "investment" bankers?..

..**I swear the bottle says "Drink Me" right on the side**

Rick Kepple said...

Right.

PROUD said...

""If you honestly believe there is a conspiracy of rich, Arizonans, and rock star elites, spending down their own money, or money funneled from Ms Nicks, to bring down a goat farmer in Richland Missouri, then, obviously, I have wasted the above, typed letters""

Based on rick's latest incoherence.....

I consider them, and these, wasted

(Oh well, I tried, ....again)

midnightsstaff said...

This military venture into the Dark Continent is probably going to escalate international tensions with the Yellow Horde..
I believe they have a lot of investment in Africa for raw materials.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is hell bent on doing something, and I'm not sure what.

Sad day when it finally hits you that a Somali pirate probably has a higher degree of integrity than our president.

We can tell our northern friends that sure it's cold but it's a dry cold, I can live without slush- that used to be the worst thing about winter and early spring in the panhandle.

Just remember folks, as Red Green says we are all in this together, if we can prevent just one deletion it will be worth it just like Joe Biden told us about guns and shooting kids.

midnightsstaff said...

Proud said..
.."I'm not rich...mean, nor selfish, I have no particular ax to grind with you, I honestly wish you no harm. I'm fine with your being attracted to and fascinated with a celebrity, we all have fantasy's"

That irrational hatred of others liberals have always nurtured is because they have limited long term reasoning capacity coupled with the propensity to allow others to influence their opinion in turn for promises of plunder.

To effect that plunder requires a level of demonization of their targets of scorn- two feet bad, four feet good.

The limited mental aspect is not enough in itself to incubate the disease of liberalism, the willingness to lie, cheat and steal are the core foundations required.
..don't waste my time telling me someone is liberal but a good person, they are not- they are at best lazy minded and therefore a menace to an orderly society.

Look at the opposition a reasonable person faces in living and producing in their day to day life with the media and a government reinforcing the baser instincts of man, maintaining an unnatural level of tension.

Whatever the divisive issue, they controllers know their argument has more value toward reaching their goals if never allowed to be discussed truthfully and in the open.

funny how all dictators and unions cherish maintaining their advantage through any means necessary, while our side crucifies anyone making an honest mistake.

.."The majority of men prefer delusion to truth. It soothes. It is easy to grasp. Above all, it fits more snugly than the truth into a universe of false appearances—of complex and irrational phenomena, defectively grasped" HL Mencken

midnightsstaff said...

Well I tell you Jimmy, if the Yotes go to Kamloops I'm packing my snowshoes.

I wonder what the trick is to get in for an extended stay?, I hear the gun laws are pretty strict, and Canadian is not much different than English so I could probably get by.
really cold tho...winter means it.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

There's good news and bad news about Kamloops.

The good: I don't think it gets near as cold there as the central and eastern provinces.

The bad: They top their french fries with gravy!

midnightsstaff said...

I doubt I could get used to the sixteen hour nights either, the further north you go the stranger it gets.

I'm pretty sure if you keep going north eventually you will fall off the edge of the earth or go into a black hole or something like that.

ships just disappear.

Jim McAllister said...

True, but with those 16 hour nights, you wouldn't have to feel guilty about drinking too many Henry Weinhards during the daytime.

Hell, it would basically be night all the time!

Rick Kepple said...

Henry Weinhard. I had to Google it. Beer from Oregon.

I was up at dawn yesterday. Recorded the ice in the forest on video. Then last night, I recorded Dale and I playing. Nick was in bed ... it was a school night! Dale and I were harmonizing, or trying. Counting off, just trying to accompany the other and it sounded really good!

My friend from Australia told me that before thinking of moving to Arizona, to check out the Arizonian. Ummmkay. She's trying to tell me to stay put, but I need a larger studio.

Did I tell y'all that a guy drove 300 miles yesterday, after an ice storm, to look at the farm? He and the realtor talked for a good hour! Looked at maps. He went down in the woods and looked at marking pins. So my friend on the other side of the world is worried, but she's right.

However, I would LOVE to buy like an old church. Make apartments in it. Studios. A stage for shows. I get these crazy, original ideas ... oh, if only I had the money, I could experiment with new ideas and hire people ... experiments in art.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, the coach of the Seahawks made a huge mistake calling a timeout. The kicker missed the field goal but with the timeout was able to kick again and made it.

Now that the college football season is over I have no sports to watch until August when college football starts again. I don't care about Basketball,Baseball and Hockey.

Rick Kepple said...

Don't worry, Jimmy. It wasn't you guys bothering me.

Facebook is monitored by the NSA, FBI, local police agencies, you name it. Heck, foreign governments make Facebook posts in the name of American citizens. Facebook is Casablanca. I should rename my page, "Rick's Place."

"Rick, hide me!"
"You got yourself into this, Mags!"
"Rick, the Obama Administration is looking for me! I've got Bingo cards to prove President Obama was born in Kenya!"
"Those damned missionaries! Egads! Can't they ever throw anything away!?"
"All right, Nicole, I'll hide you!"
"Mags."
"Whatever."

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Being from the city where pro baseball started (Cincinnati) I couldn't help but be a Reds' fan as a kid.

In those days there were only 8 teams in each league and no playoffs. The two league winners played for the World Series.

Cleveland was the nearest NFL city but for some reason I always liked the Detroit Lions.

We had the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA too. I kind of followed them because Jack Twyman from the U of Cincinnati was their big star with Oscar Robertson after him. Today they are the Sacramento Kings.

I never was too thrilled by college football after seeing the pros and hockey is OK but I'm not near the fan of that as much as Middy and Barb.

Overall, I'm not near the fan I used to be. Too many prima donna players making more money than they deserve and getting in trouble with the law. It gets tiresome.

There are some college football games I like such as Notre Dame getting killed by Alabama. Brian Kelly deserved that shellacking after walking away from Cincy the way he did before the Orange Bowl a couple years ago.

midnightsstaff said...

Bronco fans are questioning letting 20 seconds fall off the clock at the end of regulation instead of trying for a field goal position..
I am too.

But like the election it's history now.

PROUD said...

Divine Intervention??? Consider:

Tim Tebow spotted working out in Arizona....At the very time the hapless Cardinals are desperately in need of a Savior....

Hhhmmmmm...

midnightsstaff said...

I can't take college football seriously because these conferences are usually made up of one national team and seven doormats.

So year after miserable year they bludgeon their way through the regular season beating the hell out of third rate competition, wind up getting a bowl bid like Oklahoma University always does and predictably look like a bowl of left over oatmeal on game day.

So every year we end up with a season of curious match ups ending with teams losing their way by taking a month off from playing giving us a blown out BSC bowl, leaving no one happy.

Alabama for instance played their last regular season game on Dec. 1- their next game was Jan.7.. that doesn't happen in the NFL.

At least it gives Clarkston College coeds along with every other big fish in a small pond schools the opportunity to bellow- "WEEER NUMBAH ONNNEEE! until the beer finally runs out.

The problem with NCAA football in my mind is the format and not the game.
Right now it looks like a season of disassociated match ups culminating in the annual Tidy Bowl showdown.

pay no attention to me, it's just my early morning rant.

Btw.. it looks like goodbye Apple day today..under 5 today and little support.

PROUD said...

Watched the President make this passionate, seemingly logical, statement: " America will not be a deadbeat nation"...

Now, I can't help wondering what his definition of:

"Paying your bills by getting another, brand new, credit card you have absolutely no means of qualifying for, nor any intention of ever ever paying off the balance on"...

Sounds kinda deadbeat to me?

PROUD said...

I can't watch college ball, a man can watch only so many quarterback option, and end around plays...

I got my quota in high school....

midnightsstaff said...

Evidently the college game is now being adopted by the SF 49'ers and to great success!
probably see the statue of liberty play before this season is over.

Bud Wilkerson's wishbone attack would own this league and send defensive coordinators into rehab.
jus. kidding.

sort of.

midnightsstaff said...

Obama wants to ban taurus 38 snubnoses, i have one for sale $600.00 get it while you can!

I see this kind of crap on the local gun sales site and wonder if everyone has lost their mind.
People are dumping that white elephant .41 cal, 10mm, or some Eastern European stamped out crap for way more than they are worth.

Ammo prices have doubled in the past month, they are asking ridiculous prices for Bushmasters and other blacks- I see them listed for 2500.00, this is a bubble people, wait until it dies down and then stock up.. AR mags go for around 10 bucks a pop in normal times, now they are asking near 100 bucks ea..

Another guy I see is trying to sell a mini 14 with one magazine for 1600..- are you kidding me?
it's a six hundred dollar weapon..

Good God we are allowing this fraud to pull the strings of panic.. in reality he is a tin horn dictator who's day is approaching.
He has already stepped in shit with this ridiculous communist style attempt to disarm us while saying he is not, he won't last.

PROUD said...

Middy,
how can you be surprised at panic pricing when just two months ago Americans were selling Twinkies for $1,200.00

PROUD said...

If Lance Armstrong and his "LIVE STRONG" are guilty of doping...

What does that make President Obama and his "SPEND-STRONG" policies?

And who is the real dope in all this???

PROUD said...

Once Einstein's like Biden and his D.C. panel of pantloads get rid of gun crime by writing a law....

They should keep going and get rid of drug crime by making Heroin and Cocaine illegal....

Oh wait... ;-(

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I didn't see the Denver game. I wonder why they did that. No one has been talking about the ravens and they keep winning.

I don't see them beating the NE Bradys though.

I really wanted to see Peyton go all the way. I guess they couldn't bypass Professor Peter's principle though.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Knowing the cheap ass Cardinals, they probably will sign Tebow. He is a good guy; they'll never catch him drunk in a room full of whores but, unfortunately he can't play QB in the pros.

I wonder if he can throw the ball even 50 yards.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I agree on college football. WAY too many bowls as I exclaimed in a recent blog. Do we really need the New Mexico Bowl and the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl? Hell, no.

It's all about the greed. I'm just glad that Alabama killed ND. Screw Brian Kelly.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

When Obama was re-elected, it was a good example of how far this country has fallen.

I've never seen such a good example of socialism as this clown exhibits yet he has support from his loser followers.

Whatever happened to American ingenuity and hard work being a necessity for success? Today, hard work is defined by the clowns who can get up in the morning and get to the welfare office first for their check.

We have people here who say "What's wrong with that?"

This gun thing is going to be something. I see that Rep from Texas is threatening impeachment if Obama goes after guns.

It's just one thing after another with this clown as president.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I have my silver .38 locked and loaded and I don't go anywhere without it.

Welcome to Obama's America!

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I guess Armstrong decided that he had enough dough so he could come clean on the doping. Quite a disappointment; I always thought a lot of him but he is just another phony.

Now, he'll probably get a million dollar book deal to tell us about it.

"What a country!"

midnightsstaff said...

There is nothing that can be done with the Cart-nals..
nothing whatsoever.

They have a state of the art facility and after that nada, I keep hoping they will sell the franchise to LA and turn it into a monster truck venue or a swap meet.
at least then we might get a decent game to watch on Sundays.

midnightsstaff said...

European bicycle racing is a fag sport anyway.. who really gives a rat's ass if this phony got caught?

I never liked the punk to begin with..

oh.. that's hurtful and judgmental.. Blue would be sooooo disappointed with me.

makin' new friends daily..

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-paperwork-holds-up-shipment-of-18-human-heads-at-ohare-20130115,0,4009068.story

nothing like having eighteen human heads stopped by mail officials. eh?
nothing to see, keep moving along.

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