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Sunday, March 03, 2013


I had to post this Benson cartoon from March 3rd since it isn’t often he draws anything that would be the least bit injurious to his liberal following.

This cartoon shows Obama’s lack of understanding the American public.  It’s a takeoff on the children’s Story Teller’s Book written in 1912 by Alice O’Grady.

It’s called “Chicken Licken” and I’m sure most of you have heard the story, especially in your youth. 

Chicken Licken has a pea fall from a vine hitting her on the tail and immediately thinks that the sky is falling and that she must immediately go tell the king.

As she runs off she encounters her friends Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Cocky Locky, and Turkey Lurkey who join in the mad scramble to tell the king that the sky is falling.

When they reach the woods, they meet Foxy Loxy and tell him they need directions to the king.  He says he knows the way as he smiles and lures them into his cavern.  He later emerges from the cavern but those foolish birds were never heard from again.

Fortunately for the guy in Benson’s cartoon who represents the enlightened public, he is ignoring the ever present warnings from Chicken Licken Obama about the sky falling.  After all, how many times must we hear his broken record pronouncements of another crisis if we don’t follow his rules? Now we shrug and yawn and go back to sleep in the comfort of our hammocks.

The latest Gallup Poll shows Obama’s approval rating at 47%; pretty poor considering his recent election.  Real Clear Politics shows his approval rating down to 5.9% after recently being almost 9.  The stock market doesn’t seem too frightened either.

First, it was the “fiscal cliff” early this year when the Republicans unfortunately caved and gave Obama his tax increase on the wealthy; an increase that wasn’t a heavy revenue producer but allowed him to feed his ego by claiming a win over a group he detests.

Then came the 2% increase to paychecks; an increase that many weren’t prepared for or happy about.  With the sequester, he wanted ANOTHER tax increase on those dreaded rich people.  The Republicans said “No!” so now the threats begin with the release of illegal immigrants for starters and who knows what other imagined catastrophe he will dream up next to try and fool the public.

Some may think that now that the sequester is in effect, that is the end of it.  Not so mes amis!  On March 27, the current continuing resolution that funds the government’s operations ends. Either a new resolution must be approved by the House and Senate, or a broader budget must be approved.  If Congress can’t reach a budget deal by March 27, all nonessential federal government operations stop. 
So when does this stop?  I’ve been breathing since a year after FDR won his fourth term in 1940 and I have never seen such a maelstrom of nonsense in the federal government.   Are we actually paying this guy money to screw up this country?

(Here is a good takeoff on the sequester from SNL, (4:25) courtesy of Middy) 


Mike Slater said...

Jim, to see where this country is headed under Obama one need only look at the city of Detroit. Massive debt and now the Governor of Michigan, a Republican, has to appoint a manager to try and clean up the mess. Of course the city is run by Democrats.

80% of the residents of the city are black so I suspect most of them are on the government dole. The city is spending much more money than they take in from tax revenues. Sounds like of federal government.

Won't be long until we become another Greece with rioting in the streets by the people that were on the government dole when the checks stop coming.

Time to lock and load.

Rick Kepple said...

I agree with Mike; time to lock and load.

When in doubt, lock and load.

When a person can't be trusted, lock and load.

If it's too quiet, lock and load.

If some Nigerian sends you new laptop computers and it comes from an Indiana address and the sender's name can't be researched, and the Nigerian wants you to act as a shipper, it's time to lock and load. And keep the computers, cause it's good bait for terrorists.

I don't mind if you guys don't mind. Sooner or later, someone's gonna come looking for their laptops. You know those Nigerians.

I live in Casablanca, Jimmy. Only we are in possession of laptops at Rick's Place.

Rick Kepple said...

Y'all are sequesters. None of you can leave this blog!

So I went to Bass Pro today to see the little bullet wullets. There weren't many of them. There were just empty shelvey welveies.

One day, President Obama might say that we gotta give up our gunny wunnies.

Jim McAllister said...

From: Larry

I thought it was "Chicken Little". My wife thought Benson was serious - that he believes the sky's really falling!

Jim McAllister said...


The original book from 1912 has it as Chicken Licken but somewhere along the line Chicken Little was subbed by some people.

The writer's idea in 1912 behind Chicken Licken was a to have it rhyme with the other characters like Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey, Cocky Locky and Foxy Loxy.

midnightsstaff said...

this is an article that everyone in our age group ought to read, and then read some of the comments.
I have known for quite some time that the generation just now getting in the work age is not going to peacefully give up their money to fund our retirement.

But if you notice a lot of the comment's are downright hostile already, too many people like Cj realize that we were born in a Cinderella era Jimmy, it wasn't our fault but you have to admit this generation we were blessed to live in has had the best ride of any in history and any ever in the future..

They have a right to be sore about funding our retirement and we have a right to be sore about not being able to be left alone in our old age. is a bitch and then you die.

midnightsstaff said...

From that article I mentioned..

.."Retirees and near-retirees especially should be living off the income from a life of savings, not playing chicken to survive. Unfortunately, the government policy of financial repression (low interest rates) forces them into such a situation. The further policy of counterfeiting money makes the situation even more difficult."

Like I have told you Jim, if the American people ever get an idea of the swindle these bastards have committed they will burn Washington to the ground.

Rick Kepple said...

" is a bitch and then you die. usmc.."

Middy, the Marines don't say that, so learn the real mantras and stay in character. Civilians say that, not Marines.

The Army taught me to improvise, adapt and overcome any obstacle by creative thinking. See, there is the Army Way and the Right Way and I chose the latter, but claimed the former worked just fine.

It's President Obama's second term and maybe he's trying to do things right instead of the Washington way.

I mean seriously dudes; if I give Jimmy ten bucks, it's supposed to rain down money from heaven? How? Some dude in Indonesia spends his paycheck and how's that supposed to help me? The prices remained the same after all Americans lost their jobs and employment was outsourced and I feel for those folks, but I'm too old to learn how to drive an ox cart.

That's the way Trickle Down theory works, guys. You take pennies from the poor and you make dollars. It's impossible. It's modern day sorcery playing upon the minds of the weak.

Bush had eight years and he destroyed the country. Drug addicts do the same thing and Obama is like Betty Ford.

And as for you guys; get a real job.

Poor Fleetwood Mac is probably wishing for a plane crash as they are now embarking once again to sing the same ... old ... boring ... songs ... yet ... again. I feel sorry for them that they are that addicted to wealth that they have to make such fools of themselves and worse, people seem to accept it as reality.

Our species is doomed to repeat the same historical mistakes over and over and over again.

People are expecting Hitler. We couldn't get that lucky. I'm expecting Pol Pot.

Rick Kepple said...
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midnightsstaff said...

Doesn't seem to make any difference how you vote, now I notice that Jan Brewer has taken the knee right along with Rino Christie in playing ball with Screwtape.
Arizona is one of the eight Republipuke governed states that has caved in and will run a medicaid program for Barry saving his march to socialism.

He couldn't do this without the Republipukes enabling his every step.

Jan Brewer is pretty much worthless as a governor it seems, she has an wooden leg and that's about it, I have a problem defending mindless elected, drunken Republicritters that behave no different than the Socialists.

Have you ever spent a minute in the Marine Corps Rick?

..didn't think so, how would you know what marines say or don't say?

midnightsstaff said...

Well Jim it seems the presidential liars are now backing off the doomsday horseshit they have been spreading for the past few weeks now that the ruse didn't work.

Of course the idiots in the audience won't notice the gear shifting because the media will not alert them..
..anything stronger than pablum is rejected by the fools.

China is not cooperating, their economy is over much like ours is, building all those ghost cities over there was a gamble that couldn't possibly work, our market opening today will reflect it.

The lesson to be learned remains we don't have a national political problem as much as we have a national morality problem.

..any nation even considering the election of much less the re election of a monster like Obama deserves what they get.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, I tried to join the Marines. After the recruiter got off the phone, we talked for a long time and he told me that I was all set up to join the Army.

Rick Kepple said...

I deleted the comments, not Jimmy.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, I really must clarify.

It was two Marine recruiters who helped me after my parents died and about the time that SN was being mean to me. It was the federal government who was very appreciative and it's the government who I owe my allegiance to for that kindness.

Back then, I was very confused, starving and the Marines were nice to me. They helped me to get into the Army, saying that I could go to college and nobody cares about a spoiled rock star.

Even to this day, the government does not like her and I'm partly the reason why. If she were nice to me, they might give her a medal for what she's done for the USO, but Congress has said she's nothing special.

I've got medals. I get taken care of real well by a very appreciative government.

Rick Kepple said...

According to the NYT, you folks may get your wish to make the poor get off Food Stamps.

I just don't see poor folks in Maricopa County going to shake your hands for taking the food from their families. I do see them rioting.

It ain't the fault of the rich, but even I get told that I'm "rich." I'll be a target too.

I'm gonna get my daughter out of Illinois before all this collapses and it's not safe.

Just like always, the Republicans can't seem to fight the mighty Obama. Gosh that guy just seems incredibly powerful, doesn't he? Golly gee.

Those poor Republicans just don't seem to have any power at all. Poor, poor rich folks.

I have tried to help SN and other rich folks, but pride, you know? They like the changes in our government. Republicans must be making money, cause they complain, but don't really seem to do much despite all their perceived power. So apparently, they ain't actually NOTHING but rich dudes in pretty clothes. What good are they?

Rick Kepple said...

Feel like Doc Holliday sometimes. Gonna have to move to Arizona for my health. Nasty.

Jim McAllister said...


Ah.....Detroit. I love to vacation there in January.

It's easy to get a room since most of the rats are in hibernation, and the rabble rousers like Jesse and Al are too busy enjoying Miami Beach during the winter to care much about Joe Louis Arena.

Plus, parking is easier at the Hardcore Pawn shop on 8 Mile making it much easier to buy a new ghetto blaster that was stolen from under some poor bastard's Christmas tree a month before!

But, the biggest advantage is.....drumroll!.......louder!.....cymbal!!! You can be sure Obama WILL NOT be making any visits.

Jim McAllister said...


I'm always locked and loaded even though my 5 shot .38 is just a pea shooter in today's world.

However, it is a silver .38, I have two boxes of shells, and I've heard that the lice are scared to death of a silver gun as opposed to a blue gun.

By the way, I watched "School of Rock" (2003) last night and enjoyed it as much the second time as when i first saw it ten years ago. Jack black and those kids should have received Oscars.

Also, although SN wasn't in the film, she played a prominent part in the dialog and "Edge of 17" was in the soundtrack.

Jim McAllister said...


Definitely some hostile comments. One guy caught hell for misspelling "simile" "similee".

Durden is right; when Barb and I had enough money to invest in things we were getting CD's worth about 10%.

Try that now.

Jim McAllister said...


One of the problems is the "head in the sand" fallacy where they either don't care that the dollar is worthless or don't want to know.

Bernanke will run out of paper and ink one of these days.

Jim McAllister said...

Well Jim it seems the presidential liars are now backing off the doomsday horseshit they have been spreading for the past few weeks now that the ruse didn't work.

I laughed when I read that and also from that wimp Sperling finally admitting in a backhanded way that, yes, Obama did approve the sequester.

Now, the bastards say that, Well, it may not be as bad as we thought after all although Nappy is trying to hold the fort by saying that some airports are having longer lines.

I hope the Reps hold the line and not cave on this. Obama made a mistake releasing those Mexicans.

Jim McAllister said...

The other day I read where Soetoro will probably approve the Keystone pipeline. I was shocked beyond repair other than the fact I figured he may approve it for political gain and nothing else.

Now, I see where he want this woman as Energy Secretary and she is solid EPA.


"Today's announcement that the president wants Gina McCarthy to serve as the next EPA administrator is a clear indication that the administration will continue a war on affordable energy," Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research, said in a statement.
"Throughout her career McCarthy has implemented policies that attempt to constrain the use of reliable energy sources. ... It appears the president is rewarding these efforts by increasing her ability to implement an ideological and political agenda. If confirmed as EPA administrator, McCarthy will continue the regulatory attack on oil, coal and natural gas with the result that Americans will experience increasing energy costs and high unemployment rates."

Jim McAllister said...

Welcome to the Biden dumb ass comment of the day:

Biden: U.S. Committed to Israel 'as Long as I and He Are President and Vice President of the United States'

midnightsstaff said...

.."Personal income decreased by $505.5 billion in January, or 3.6%, compared to December (on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). That's the most dramatic decline since January 1993, according to the Commerce Department."

"Every reliable technical tool is warning of major peaking action," said Walter Zimmerman, the senior technical analyst at United-ICAP. "This includes sentiment, momentum, classical chart patterns, and Elliott wave analysis.

"Most of the rally in the stock market since 2009 can be chalked up to the Federal Reserve’s attempt to create a ‘wealth effect’ through higher stock market prices. This only exacerbates the downside risk. Why? The stock market no is longer a lead indicator for the economy. It is instead reflecting Fed manipulation. Pushing the stock market higher while the real economy languishes has resulted in another bubble.

.."The next leg down will not be a partial correction of the advance since the 2009 lows. It will be another major financial crisis. The worst is yet to come."

Jim, the Tylers are a group that brokers releases by economic writers from all over the world.

Nearly everything they post comes from outside sources- there is no effort to put lipstick on either end of the pig.

Rick Kepple said...

My friends and three shrinks all say that the SN thing is stress related. As you recall, it started about July 2008, when I found that G20 story about candidate Obama being the person to lead the world into a new era in peace. Every now and then, when something like this sequester happens, I go all SN again.

Yep, I would never say the things to her face that I write. It's the instinct thing going off and it's constantly buzzing in a panic, cause it's NOT what the government will do, but what people will do in a blind reaction.

You should see the line of people buying guns. One fella said that Bass Pro is sold out of guns now.

Dude, I was just at Bass Pro yesterday and they had lots of guns! My roommate is going there today and he'll report back to me and we'll just see if they're out of guns. That's a LOT of guns, dudes. A lot. Hundreds.

People are panicking. Definitely.

I have a theory that this is precisely what the government needs to happen, in order to pass even more restrictions and UNDERSTAND THIS; it will appear to be absolutely necessary.

I hope I'm wrong. I often am. Sometimes I just worry way too much and that's when I practice the guitar and listen to a lot of SN music.

I'm thinking of starting to do funny survival videos.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else throw up in their mouths every time some insane, have to get a whole lot smarter just to be an IDIOT, hillbilly OAF, posts multiple remarks that absolutely NO sense, or that NO (sane) ONE cares to see?

What kind of sick-O has "THREE SHRINKS"?....Oh wait, it's not that he insane.....Not about that he has numerous fantasy obsessions about famous people having anything to do with a low life living in a double wide, NOBODY....nope....His mental illness was brought on by the G-20, candidate Obama, and the sequester....

Seems legit!

Rick Kepple said...

"What kind of sick-O has "THREE SHRINKS"?...."

Sounds like Mike, Proud, Bodo or Billy boy. First, there's not enough shrinks, then there's too many. Psychos!

Jimmy, I read about Obama and the stories are as if Mike, Proud or some other neophyte wrote them. Only people like them are worried about the government taking their guns. Not gonna happen. They'd have to bring in foreign troops to do that and it's never gonna happen.

I already blogged years ago that the government would allow horrendous death to shock Americans into turning in their own guns. Instead, gun sales are through the roof!

The fact that Mike Slater, with a son that's a cop, attacks me suggests that they work for the government and since the morphine didn't kill me, people like Proud, Bill Gamelson, Bodo and Middy are trying to shut me up to protect the richest people in the world and their conspiracy to overthrow the United States and the government with the cooperation of both political parties.

It's the only logical answer, because true conservatives believe everything that I believe. I'll bet none of the above actually have any guns, except what was issued to them.

Middy was a prison guard. He'll do what he's told by the government. He's got too much to lose.

MK ULtra tricks; either discredit the journalist or kill him. Isn't that right, boys?

Jimmy, I wouldn't turn your back on those guys in a firefight. You'll liable to get one in the back of the head.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, I'm sorry dude, but the rich folks have you fooled. They are on no one's side, but their own.

Now, as to what to expect from President Obama, there is a little history from circa 1912, that will help.

"Under Islam, Christians had few rights, paid exorbitantly high taxes - the jizya - and enjoyed limited political representation and access to government services. Their testimony was inadmissible, no provision existed for their legal protection, they were prohibited from owning firearms, and their property, wives and children were vulnerable to spontaneous attacks."

- The American Thinker

If Middy, Mike, Proud, etc. are all saying that I'm the enemy, delusional and all those other slurs, they are no better than the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire.

Jim McAllister said...

Proof that the "Republic" DOES get some decent and sensible letters to the editor.

“Fair” is the new brand. Who should buy it? No one.

The president says the rich should pay their fair share, un­documented immigrants should get a fair shot, it’s only fair that everyone gets medical care. The top 10 percent already pays 68 percent of all income tax, while nearly 50 percent pay none.

Talented people across the globe wait in line for their turn to become Americans, while we are asked to embrace illegals. Health-care costs are bank­rupting the country, while the president ignores exploding costs and sells us insurance.

The president wants wealth distributed fairly. What is fair about working hard and getting the same pay as the goof-off?

What is fair about taxing the saver/investor more than the spender?

What is fair about protecting jobs at failing schools that don’t prepare youths for jobs?

Fair appeals to our emotions. Real fairness is not even-hand­ed. We don’t punish all our chil­dren when one misbehaves. That sends the wrong message.

President Barack Obama is selling a brand that replaces equal opportunity with equal benefits.

Poor Americans work to be middle class; the middle works to be upper; the upper works to be rich. It’s real fairness. It’s the American way.

— Dorde Cedic , Sedona

Thank you, Mr. (Ms) Cedic!

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I read that letter to the editor and it was on the Azcentral blog page. Of course all the liberals that commented had a fit.

If you have anymore than they do then its not fair.Kinda like when I retired at 50 CJ told me I was just lucky. I guess hard work and saving money has nothing to do with it.

To all the people that don't think life is fair because someone has more than they do I suggest they move to Cuba. That way they could all be miserable together.

Jim McAllister said...


Liberals always have the poor mouth working 24/7 when they hear someone has made good money and retired young: "Oh, woe is me; those darn rich people have everything. They sure are lucky; it just isn't right!"

It's a perfect example of how whiny and dumb they are. Luck has nothing to do with it; hard work, desire, and common sense have EVERYTHING to do with it.

Most of them didn't want to help themselves by taking time to go to college in order to move up in line so they wind up at some hum-drum job that pays little. Meanwhile, the grads are going to the front of the line.

Nothing is handed to us; a person has to go get it and in many cases, education is the ticket to success.

The Obama formula is bull. That give "their fair share" garbage is strictly bulls--t.

There is nothing wrong with programs to help people who are really down and out but this guy has made a sham of the whole system with his doctrine of punishing the makers.

It's ridiculous when a woman in Baltimore is walking around with 6 iPhones and the government is paying for all of them. In the meantime. 47% of the country pays nothing into the tax system.

midnightsstaff said...

Nobody is listening Jim, the only thing that will get their attention is a real ass whipping, until that happens liars will continue to line up behind him no matter what he says or does.

Like I told you if the government can intentionally keep ammo out of our hands they can use food as a weapon against us just as easily- and they will- just ask the 30 million starved to death citizens of the 1930's Ukraine.

The train wreck coming is completely out of our hands, there is nothing to do any more but but prepare for the worst. three tonight in Anaheim, so far so good.

Jim McAllister said...

The 2014 mid-term elections are going to give us a good barometer on where this country stands. If the Dems get the House and Senate we may as well throw in the towel. This country will never recover.

So far, so good as Barry's approval rating keeps dropping as more people wise up. Hopefully the constituencies across the nation are watching and listening.

Today's news of an email in the Dept. of Agriculture telling them to not contradict Obama's philosophy of making the sequester a bigger deal than it is helps.

The guy needs to be exposed as much as possible for what he is: A second rate political hack who is out of his league.

Rick Kepple said...

Bodo presented an interesting argument this morning in saying that Adolf Hitler did NOT confiscate firearms. I found evidence to the contrary, but surprisingly, not much of it.

Bodo said that it was Americans after the war that STOLE guns from the German citizens and Hitler never confiscated them! I had to search pretty hard to find the law that Hitler passed against handguns and Bodo is right to an extent, but Hitler just added to the anti-gun legislation in Germany.

Ironically, those gun laws were passed because of the Nazi demonstrations and when Hitler took power, it was a relatively simple thing to just add to them.

Truth is, the Nazi sympathizers kept their guns. Anyone else lost them.

Bodo keeps trying to discredit me and he can't. He also claims that prior to my arrival on azcentral that he never once heard of SN and I find that difficult to believe.

The fascinating thing is that the media is even downplaying Adolf Hitler and painting him to be a nice guy. That he passed gun laws to protect the German people. That he NEVER passed anti-gun legislation.

Then Bodo says that it was the Americans who confiscated the guns and not Hitler.

They're doing this because people are comparing Obama to Hitler, so they're painting Adolf as just misunderstood and history is wrong.

Next, they'll say that holocaust didn't happen. They'll make FEMA camps look like they are modeled after the Jewish camps that were simply underfunded and I'm sure they'll say that it was simply tragic and Adolf did his best, but those silly Jews just gassed themselves.

History is being rewritten and I don't know about y'all, but it's scaring the crap out of me!

Lana's not doing well, Jimmy. She's not been watching the news, so she knows nothing. They may have to do more surgery. It was supposed to be outpatient work. You won't like this, but it looks like malpractice and she could win millions. I know how y'all hate that, but you don't live in Missouri. The health care here is a joke.

Rick Kepple said...

Bought a .22 caliber rimfire rifle yesterday. I've got ammo for it.

Got a water filter, but they make a canteen now with a ceramic filter that will replace the military canteen.

And Jimmy, I'm feeling a lot better getting off all that government medication. The effects will take time, since organ damage was done. Blood tests look good though.

You combine the coincidence that veterans are being given dangerous medications with the government saying that "Christian military veterans" might be terrorists and there's your motive for eradicating us. What if Islam is preferred?

If Americans are indeed being made into the enemy in our own country, the rich won't fight their own battles. They never have before, so what's changed?

So who is Washington going to use? Did you know that the richest guy in the world lives in Mexico? Curious, isn't it?

midnightsstaff said...

ah.. nevermind..

Rick Kepple said...

No dude, I don't do heights. Yeah, I've held Oswald's type of rifle before. I've been in the home of John Hinckley too. Been a lot of investigations.

Did you know that Bodo is anti-gun, because the Americans took the guns of the Germans after Berlin fell? He was there, he says.

Then he writes where everyone can read how I'm gonna be cowering in a bunker like he did.

I got this nifty canteen today that filters water through ceramics.

If you look at any country that has collapsed, those that don't die right away, usually die of disease and stomach nasties from the polluted water.

Then there's mosquitoes. Disease. No laundry done. Clothes needing mending. Knives sharpened. Superglue for wounds. Battlefield wound dressing.

Nope, I was homeless. I've lived off the land. Military. Live in the woods. This boy don't cower. Fall back, maybe. Regroup and counterattack, definitely.

I got something for you to read that I wrote in 1997.

Rick Kepple said...

Manuscript 1997, "The Coming of the Horseman," by Rick Kepple. Chapter Six. "However in 2025, the president unexpectedly seized control of the government and his agenda totally changed. Seirizzin could care less about the economy now. His main concern was maintaining stern control of the world’s population through the use of technology that the civilized society had previously rejected.
A supercomputer with the ability of thought and reasoning was developed with the use of human brain ingrams as well as a coinciding computer chip designed to be implanted within the human body. Seirizzin had mandated the implantation system that could track an individual person with a satellite system. Everything anyone did in their lives would be monitored from the groceries they bought to the books they read. The chip replaced all forms of finance and commerce from an ATM card to a library card. It was capable of holding vast amounts of memory and could store employment records so an application could be filed with a sweep of the hand. Medical personnel could scan the chip to instantly access patient’s records in the event of an accident. The chip promised to be the bane of privacy as well as the perfection of socinology, a science of technological advances for the advancement of civilization.
Socinology had such great potential, but under the rule of a tyrant, it was a potential weapons greater than any of the genetically enhanced diseases the terrorists released. Seirizzin ruled with the assistance of his son. Abuse is always magnified with the next generation."

Dora and I would often discuss what would need to happen to make the United States collapse and it would have to be all of our enemies forming a coalition against us. Where all of our factories would be denied to us, so that our supply chain is stalled. Iran has threatened to blockade and combine the Chinese and Russians and no freight from our own countries could get to us.

Washington D.C. would cave under such pressure, because rich men don't like squirrel meat.

Jim McAllister said...

Go Senator Rand Paul!!!!!!

Mike Slater said...

Jim, just had my taxes done today. Guess I'm not in the 47% that pays no federal income taxes.

We get to pay the feds and the state. Oh joy. I thought Harry Reid said paying taxes was voluntary.

Jim McAllister said...


Yeah, I wed some this year to AZ and the feds.

I have to be really careful when I write the checks That I don't make a mistake. I don't mind AZ too much but I hate to send anything to those jerks in Washington.

Did you see where idiot Michelle is trying to get people to put their dogs on diets?

Please tell me I am just having a bad dream and she and Obama will disappear in the morning.

Rand Paul is up to 12 hours!

Rick Kepple said...

I've got to do my income taxes yet. Did you know that the sale or rental of real estate is NOT income, except to the IRS and Food Stamps? Social Security and VA doesn't care and I did not know that.

Jimmy, should I go to a Fleetwood Mac concert? I want to go, but I don't want to go for the crowds, the people, the lines, the expense and for God's sakes, why do they bother putting seats in those places? No one used them in 2008 at the SN concert.

My daughter got in trouble (again) for partying too loud in her city.

You should have seen Bodo's face when he heard a gunshot that night he stayed at my home. Lately, I get the feeling that he and Billy boy are the same person, since they have so much in common and his writing style changed too.

It's too bad about him cowering in a bunker. I'll get it was really scary that those big, bad Americans went in there searching the bunkers and my dad was probably one of them!

Bodo does have a point.

Obama intends to get doctors to say that Jimmy, Middy, Mike and even me shouldn't be armed. And I've had a suicidal doctor, so it's just best not to discuss guns with your doctor.

Jim McAllister said...

I wouldn't go to a Fleetwood Mac concert but I wouldn't mind seeing Robin Trower again; best guitar around.

Barb and I also had great times in the 70s seeing Frank Zappa, 10CC, ELO, Eric Clapton and many more of the great groups of that era.

It's probably why I don't hear so good today!

midnightsstaff said...

Better do it quick, Alvin Lee who was younger than you died yesterday of complications recovering from minor surgery.. in socialist countries with state healthcare no surgery is minor and many die.

He was billed as the fastest guitarist ever.. that's a joke at best but pretty good guitarist, I didn't particularly care for his non creative style.

Trower is good, Doug Boyle who played "Liars dance" and "SS&Q" is better if you ask me as is Kevin MacMichael- both world class musicians.

Jim McAllister said...

The guys from the past who we enjoyed so much are dropping lately.

I saw that about Alvin Lee and one of the guys from the Dave Clark Five died recently along with a couple Motown stars.

Meanwhile, Keith Richards keeps getting electrocuted and falling off stages and drinking a quart of booze a day while itching to get to the next gig.

Maybe he was right when he said he would only retire "when the chicks quit diggin' me."

midnightsstaff said...

Thought I was going to die like a rock star the night before, up at 4am. hugging the porcelain alter, have no idea what brought that on..

I'm amazed that any of these guys have made it past fifty or so, you can only play russian roulette with drugs, booze and questionable women so long before it comes up snake eyes.

Are you a proud Republican today Jim? on one hand you have Rand Paul trying desperately to save the nation and here comes Juan McAmnesty and that fag Graham mocking him in public.

The only criticism I have of Mark Levin is he still thinks there is some political answer to our problems. ..what's worse is he thinks the Republican party is different than the Democrats.

If it were we probably wouldn't be where we are today.

Rick Kepple said...

I've got a video of Trower. He's fast, but I think Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash is or was better.

The phone company blocked a hijacked number trying to call me. Probably threats, but I've talked to you guys so long that very little bothers me anymore.

I bought a 58 caliber muzzleloading rifle today. Traditional. Used. Gotta make sure that it's safe, but in Missouri, I can hunt three seasons as opposed to one with just a centerfire rifle.

Bodo unfriended me. CJ and Middy were right about that guy; very manipulative. So his parents obviously saw what Hitler did and Bodo doesn't seem to mind and in fact, defends him. Sicko.

steve buzzardo said...

Go Senator Rand Paul!!!!!!

Well at least we have one guy on our side.

I picked up my new shotgun yesterday, pain in the ass paperwork though. they did a review on me like im some criminal. but the real criminals dont fill out paperwork. yeah that makes sense.

Jim, i got the kind of gun you need a home defense shotgun

Glo, Doggie Mom said...

Jim, My dogs are on a diet - they don't get to have Girl Scout cookies more than once per day.

Another sad note from the company I used to work for until kicked to the curb after 19 years: five of my buddies were in the latest round of drop-kicks, and tomorrow is their last day. One after 29 years, and one after FORTY years. Can you say: let's all use Visa? I do! I don't leave home without it. :)

Mike Slater said...

Jim, maybe fat ass Michelle should put herself on a diet.

We're all having a bad dream and the bad part is the Obummers will be around for 4 more long years.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, the hospital apparently assigned their best doctor to Lana to try to fix her, after another doctor messed up. They're gonna implant a tube in her instead.

Folks are giving Lana firewood. Giving her lots of help. So what it means is that America can't be defeated.

You know, back in Illinois, people just don't stick together like they do in the Ozarks.

I write for free to help a lot of folks and recently, I've noticed that people are quoting me and bragging about my words. It's kind of weird.

Things like, the government is going to allow more violence to have a reason to pass more laws against guns. People are really catching on and it's far beyond what I ever thought.

If other folks behave like people in the Ozarks, I believe the political tyrants will be one day boarding their planes to find another country to give them sanctuary.

midnightsstaff said...

I think what I need is to watch Blazing Saddles again..

What a great middle finger to Political Correctness that movie was.
one great scene after the next, I think at that point in time America could still laugh at itself and everyone wasn't so uptight.
Now it's gangbangers on the left of me commies on the right.. stuck in the middle with you.

.."We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea." – W.H. Auden

midnightsstaff said...

Those girl scouts don't play fair, they lurk at stores and force you to buy their delicious cookies no matter what type of will power you have.

I like the mint ones and I think the Salmonellas or something like that..

Glo said...

Middy: Yes, those little chicks are insidious. It's almost impossible to avoid them. I broke down and bought two boxes even though I knew they were way too fattening, and in my opinion, too expensive. The mint one and the shortbreads are my faves.

Glo said...

Middy: Steelers Wheel! Great song, but every time I hear it I think of that violent movie, Reservoir Dogs and the ear-cutting scene.

Blazing Saddles is one of the greatest comedies ever made - couldn't be made today because everyone would get sued and the media would attack the film makers.

PS "Where are the white women???"

midnightsstaff said...

I think it's
.." wheah-da white wimmin?"

Gov. Petomane fit right in with goofball real politicians and the sheriff being taken hostage? what a scene.. lol- it's just full of back door satire and trap door gags.

Yeah that is a classic never to be repeated.

Jim McAllister said...


It never ends with these guys like McCain and Graham.

I'm proud of Rand Paul for lashing out at the losers. It looks like McCain and Graham are ready to fold again and let Obama have his way.


Jim McAllister said...

Tossin' cookies at 3 a.m., huh? Been there; not fun.

Jim McAllister said...

I liked Wishbone Ash. Whatever happened to them?

Jim McAllister said...


You're right; I should have a scatter gun. It's hard to miss with one.

Jim McAllister said...


You're right; I should have a scatter gun. It's hard to miss with one.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo, kindly owner of Wolfie:

That's too bad about your friends. I see that the unemployment fell to 7.7 in February. I'm sure your friends feel good about that.

I'm glad I got out when I did.

I think I have eaten a box of those Girl Scout Tagalongs in the last week. I support those kids all the way. It's nice to see the Girl Scours hang in there with all the bad influences of today.

Jim McAllister said...


It's more like a nightmare with those clowns in the White House.

She says she is going to really "break out" over the next four years. I hope her pilots are on stand by to take her on her zillion dollar trips to Hollywood.

I see where some of the Hollywood crew disapproved of her being at the Academy Awards. Also some women dress designer says her outfits are "DREADFUL".

Oh, the horror. They better fire that Walmart dress buyer.

Jim McAllister said...


My best to Lana. I hope she gets to feeling better.

midnightsstaff said...

You can say that again..

I expect the leg humpers to act like they do but here goes McCain again after lying to the voters to get re elected now goes out and acts like the communist enabler he always has..

I have no respect for the Arizona Republican voters.
Jan Brewer is a dead short, McAmnesty is a menace- give me some good news.

If it weren't for Arpaio Phoenix would look like East LA- complete with the graffiti on everything that doesn't constantly move and nightly drive by's.

..which it will two years after he leaves office.
Should have built a fence years ago to keep the Clownaforinan riff raff out.

Jim McAllister said...


Love the Gerry Rafferty reference! God bless him; he died in 2011 but we'll always have "Baker Street."

"Blazing Saddles" was the best as were most of Brooks' films.

"Here comes the new sheriff! He's a (bong!)

Jim McAllister said...

I just hope the Girl Scouts selling cookies don't hop in a big van with black windows at the end of the day and light up Camels while they split the days take!

I don't think I could handle that! LOL

Rick Kepple said...

Wishbone Ash is touring this year.

Jim, I didn't have a good feeling about Lana's surgery the first time. They accidentally cut her bladder open, so now the hospital brought in a specialist. The ironic thing is that Lana works in health care and she can't get insurance!

Power outage this morning. I took the opportunity to train for the real thing. Made perculator coffee on a campfire and you'd have loved it, Jim. Power came back on and just when I was about to fry up some bacon too!

midnightsstaff said...

raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock at this end of the valley.
Looks like you guys are going to get it too...

Glo said...

Got rain and MASSIVE thunder that literally shook the house. Took a friend to lunch nearby and when we left it was hailing.

This is the DESERT???????? :(

midnightsstaff said...

All hail Glozilla..

I love this stuff, except for the sinus problems to come...
Next week I am going poppy hunting, maybe the road up to Payson would have a lot of color by now.. any suggestions?
maybe we should have a combination Festivus celebration/lunch in Payson sometime..

We really should have Festivus more than once a year- it simply doesn't get the respect as a holiday it deserves..

Glozilla said...

MIddy, I always thought that the poppies around Picachio Peak were wonderful. I do love desert color when it happens. I had an ex-friind in CT who visited and thought everything about the desert was ugly. Some people have closed minds to all sorts of natural beauty.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean, too many people keep focusing on what they don't have and not realize what they do.

I'm not wealthy by a long shot, but I learned long ago that the worship of money usually leads to a lifetime of emptiness. my daddy told me "money is a great tool but a miserable taskmaster"..
I have adjusted my living standards to within my means.. it sounds easy but you would be surprised how few people can do it year after year.
I have been flat broke a couple of times in my life and really don't ever want to be there again.. like any normal person, but it takes a degree of self discipline and a lot of luck.

I know a tragic case of a great guy about my age who has pretty much lost it all including his marriage over
Coors light and cheap vodka.
He is an ex navy seal and a very successful businessman.

I thank God everyday that I didn't go down that road.

midnightsstaff said...

..anyone surprised?

Larry sent me this video.. great music and a timeless message,you can just take the rest for what it's worth or ignore it- someone made the effort..

This nation is in some serious trouble.

midnightsstaff said...

One of these days Santelli is going to code out on camera- watching this you can see there simply can be no solution until the whole thing collapses.

These clowns on CNBC like Liesman will continue to lie and successfully convince the idiot voters until it burns to the waterline..once interest rates start to rise- over...

That is the real reason they are panicked to take our guns now, they know what happens in a real economic crash that leave us worse off than the Great Depression did.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, don't you wish you had a kid with superior qualities like mine? SN made me into the man that I am today for trying to kill me in the 80's and more recently.

So how's the golf, Jimmy? How's Barb? Fat and happy?

Raining down there, huh? Hey, maybe you should plant a garden. Grow some food. Go fishing there in the desert runoff. Maybe go hunting out there for all that good desert meat.

The white winged doves are tasty.

Rick Kepple said...

You oughta come to Missouri, Jimmy. We can sit around cleaning guns, perculator on the campfire. Tell stories about your travels. And I can teach you how to find food so you won't starve, but not that you need it.

Bodo had the guts to visit. Are you saying that Bodo is better than you?

Mike Slater said...

Jim, McCain and Graham are RINO POS's. I see they're working on amnesty for illegals now.

midnightsstaff said...

Welcome home mike.. I have been preaching that very message to anyone who would listen and I get the fish eye most of the time.
They are what made an Obama possible, with them corrupting the label as much as they do no wonder Republicans can't do much better than have played the role of the Washington Generals for my entire life. hell with the traitors if you ask me..

midnightsstaff said...

Jus' wait until things really start getting tight, they are stealing school buses and scrapping them.. well on one hand you have to give them credit for actually doing something rather than just waiting for that monthly check..

I applaud their work ethic. now to re direct it.. haha. yeah I know.. I know..

Rick Kepple said...

I swear that I've got this nervous twitch which has become an unhealthy obsession. It started right about the time that I read about Obama running for election in 2008. It got worse when I read about Obama being the hope for all mankind.

Isn't it curious that the Republicans in Congress and Romney throw every fight? Obama just can't be beaten and he can "float like a butterfly and ..." you know. Is Obama really that powerful, or are the Republicans merely taking a dive?

International law and a global government with a global court would mean more profits for corporations and private citizens alike.

Did you know that if Iran hacks your bank account, there is nothing that can be done, because there is no international law.

Iran is going to do those things anyway, so why not allow it in order to have a reason to create global government.

Lawyers would create world peace. And it would explain the Russian that is buying up all the media companies. Control the news, control the thoughts of the people.

Isn't it curious that the Republcans aren't fighting Obama harder than they are now? Unless they also stand to make a great deal of money.

Would it be possible to encourage the purchase of firearms then switch the psychology and make the public feel guilty for owning guns?

If giant corporations only own the media, the people would be simple to control.

If a journalist like me were given something like vioxx, methadone, morphine, hydrocodone and even more drugs and even more dangerous, then the journalist would be easy to prove to be delusional and an unreliable source of information.

Look it up. Journalists have occasionally been slipped LSD to make them seem delusional. It's just not that hard to get to a person's doctor.

I once tracked my medication going from Tennessee through my area to Kansas City, where the pain medication sat for two weeks at a hospital that just happens to have a psych wing. The government has a record of spiking the medication of veterans and soldiers. Even my drill sergeants in the 80's warned me that I was an experiment.

If Obama really is ex-CIA, there's nothing anyone can do except endure and outlast. Survive.

And remember Bodo's words; he expects us to cower in our bunkers.

Use the government's tactics against them. Wait until they become violent.

And why didn't the Republicans jump on Occupy more than they did? They could have created legislation to protect those protestors. Why didn't they? They could have used it to fight Obama, but they didn't.

The Republicans have thrown away a lot of great chances and they did nothing. It's because they'll profit from the NWO just like the Dems and Libs will.

Will the stock market reach 17,000? If it does, consider that phrase of something too good to be true. It's how Obama keeps you happy and content people do not rebel.

Rick Kepple said...

Oh gee whiz, Jimmy. I just read that President Clinton is asking the Supreme Court to repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act or DOMA in favor of gay rights. I'm not addressing gay rights, but rather the oddity of a former President asking a court to strike down a law that he made. It's just curious.

It's a brave new land where a man can take his man into the vastness of the urban lifestyle and face dangerous new challenges armed only with a tablet and cell phone. It's a proud new world.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new there. Ozark hillbillies have been B/F'n men for centuries. It's ingrained in the back woods culture.

midnightsstaff said...

..for any of you out of work and wanting to re invent yourself, this might be a perfect opportunity..

Some of course are naturals at it, lifelong Republicans seem to make the easiest transition but some will have to apply themselves to finding a new perspective on life.

.."don't fight the force, embrace it"..

Once completing the ten week course you will be able to understand politics as it is practiced and start noticing that people tend to take you more serious for a change- some graduates are now hosting television shows on CNN and CNBC today!

..and I imagine the course is covered under the recently loosened guidelines for the expanded federal school loan program..


Jim McAllister said...

Middy, my daddy told me "money is a great tool but a miserable taskmaster"..

Good quote but my favorite is the lines used by Henry Travers and Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful life." (1946):

Travers (the angel): Money? What's that? We don't have money in heaven."

Stewart: Well, it sure comes in handy down here, Bub!"

Jim McAllister said...

I saw that recent Liesman-Santelli interaction. I love Rick! He is our kind of guy!

Jim McAllister said...


Barb is fine, it rained all day yesterday, and no golf. My back went out while hitting balls on the range. Gettin' old.

A bobcat strolled through the backyard today. I thought something was going on. Whenever there are no rabbits around you can bet a bobcat is in the area.

Jim McAllister said...


NOBODY is better than Bodo. Just ask him. His lips hurt from kissing himself so much.

Jim McAllister said...


I agree on McCain and Graham. I love guys like Cruz and Paul, we need more of them on our side and fewer idiots like McCain and Graham.

They have a lot of nerve calling those guys "whackos".

Now,I see where Ashley Judd is going to run against McConnell for the Senate next year. That ought to be funny; she knows zero about politics.

As if things aren't bad enough I saw a car with a "Hillary-Michelle 2016" bumper sticker.

Damn, the next thing you know they will think we can put a man on the moon!

Jim McAllister said...

I wonder how much they get for those school buses.

midnightsstaff said...

Get ready for it, she will win in Kentucky..
I give you Senator Al Frankin as exhibit "A".

..for that matter she would not be worse than McCain who thankfully got shot down before he could kill more sailors or wreck any more US. aircraft.

This next election will not have a presidential farce element, the focus of cheating can go on for Congress this time. political answer Jim, none at all.

Rick Kepple said...

"Ozark hillbillies have been B/F'n men for centuries."

You liked it, didn't you Anonymous? Did you get his number?

Jim, it seems what Bodo has told me in gloating why he's able to do and say the things that he can; he once had a high security clearance in an American nuclear program and disliking weapons makes sense, if he worked to help build them. He also claims to have never heard of SN. I never heard of Perry Como either. Nope.

I dreamt that SN visited the farm and she was really pissed off. Why is it that the only time the woman ever contacts me, it's to gloat or to bitch at me? The woman has this screwy idea what works in her world will work in mine. Money works in mine, not her cheap advice.

Good to hear that Barb is doing fine.

Good observation about the bobcat. The bobcat strolling through means there are no threats to you too. It's good that you keep watching the natural surroundings. You could be a backwoodsman, Jim.

Just don't drop anything around Anonymous. I don't trust it. I think it's the same dude who wrote that Lindsey Buckingham stuff like in a truckstop bathroom.

Makes me more famous, you know. Michael Jackson rules of public relations.

midnightsstaff said...

I'll take it further, I have more respect for Barrak Hussein Obama than I do for John Sydney McCain.
does that force the Republican Party to consider me the enemy..

I sure hope so because I hate every big government, personal Liberty squelching thing they stand for.

Jim McAllister said...

A Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10

This is what other countries think of us, in this case Canada.

TOP-10 "Only In America" Observations

10) Only in America ...could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at
a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America ...could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a
black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black
while only 12% of the population is black.

8) Only in America ...could they have had the two people most responsible
for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and
Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to
be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America ...can they have terrorists kill people in the name of
Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be
harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America ...would they make people who want to legally become
American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of
thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone
who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American

5) Only in America ...could the people who believe in balancing the budget
and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America ...could you need to present a driver's license to cash a
check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America ...could people demand the government investigate whether
oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when
the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company ( Marathon Oil) is
less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ...could the government collect more tax dollars from the
people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars
more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and
complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America ...could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income
taxes- be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay
any income taxes at all

Jim McAllister said...


Maybe in California but in a hillbilly state like Kentucky? She doesn't even live there anymore; she lives in Tennessee.

Plus, the way it is looking now with Obama constantly looking more ignorant, I think the R's have a shot at the Senate.

Now, if it was Wynnona.......!

Jim McAllister said...


One day recently, two big bobcats were wandering out back and a rabbit happened along. He saw those cats and I've never seen a rabbit run so fast. Those cats had no chance in catching that sucker!

I like to watch the quail. We have a lot of them feed in back and they are no fools. they always have a large male on the fence as a lookout for any trouble.

Rick Kepple said...

I'd be getting me a slingshot and having quail for dinner. Take out the lookout first and maybe one more. A little gravy. Baked potato with asparagus. Quail makes a fine meal!

When the SHTF, you'll have food. You'd have more in Missouri.

Jackrabbit is about like possum, if you ask me. Disgusting.

Mike Slater said...

Middy, I left the Republican party about 10 years ago mostly because of McCain and Graham. I have no faith in Republicans that want to work with Democrats.

Any Republican that wants to work with Democrats on gun control and "comprehensive immigration reform" can't be trusted.

Jim, out here in Sun City we don't have bobcats but plenty of coyotes. Saw one the other day tearing across the backyard with a rabbit in its mouth. Must have been breakfast time.

Jim McAllister said...


Nature is amazing. Most of the time we have rabbits and quail all over the place in back but when I see none of them I know there is danger in the neighborhood.

Usually, when they disappear, there is a coyote or bobcat in the area that makes his appearance.

It's all about the scent I guess.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, having lived in Arizona for over 50 years I've seen about every animal there is except for a mountain lion. I have some pictures on my trail camera we set up before hunting season of mountain lions but never seen one in the wild. Hope to see one some day.

midnightsstaff said...

I have been fortunate enough to have seen mountain lions in the Joshua Tree national monument where I used to spend a lot of time hiking.

They shadow the Bighorns so if you see them or signs of them in the Monument good chances there is one around.
I have been lucky enough to see Bighorns also.. that is a treat.

I always kept in mind they are going to see you way before you see them except for some odd circumstance.

It looks like we got some pretty good snow this last storm and baseball season is in full bloom..

Good game tonight, someone lit a fire under their ass after the last game- at least they don't have some owner in the locker room
what a year.

Rick Kepple said...

I've seen the morally correct mountain lions in my area! The State of Missouri believes the big cats are in Missouri, but they are not breeding. That's right. They're morally correct wildlife. It's the Bible Belt.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Canadian first base coach Larry Walker, a former NL MVP, said he held back Mexico star Adrian Gonzalez during the altercation. The solidly built Walker also tried to restrain Aceves.

"I had a hold of him and I thought I saw Satan in his eyes," Walker said."

Well, you get that many drunken mexicans in the seats at Chase Field and I suppose they thought it was a soccer match.

.."All in all, it was far from the worldwide goodwill that is supposed to accompany this competition, where players exchange team hats with opponents before the start of each game as a sign of sportsmanship."

Hahahahahahahha....(no kidding!)

So much for the goodwill that baseball brings across borders eh?- just drop the puck and play ball..

midnightsstaff said...

Whiny ass Dallas fans are wanting a suspension on that great hit Martin Hanzal put on the all league cry baby Jamie Benn last night.. lol.

They probably want Torres suspended as well.

..maybe they should watch baseball,NASCAR or something else.

Rick Kepple said...

It's raining. The rivers are high.

I was thinking of getting out the waterproof camera and shooting a Prepper video, cause getting a fire started in the rain is one of the biggest challenges facing the American patriot with a wheelbarrow of guns and ammo. Let's face it; the average person knows survival from video games and occasional camping trips. Throwing gasoline on a pile of wood is how neophytes start bonfires. The survivalist burns a little bitty fire and started with a cottonball soaked with vaseline or a birthday candle in the rain under a little bit of shelter.

Or maybe folks are hoping that the bad guys attack in good weather and Time Out is called for rain like a baseball game.

Besides. I need to try out the new waterproof video camera.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Mark E. Kelly, made purchases which included an AR-15–sometimes described as an “assault rifle”–at 3:30 pm on the afternoon of March 5 at Diamondback Police Supply, 170 S. Kolb Street, Tucson, AZ."

.."I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don’t have possession of it yet but I’ll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do."
..and he expects us to believe this load of crap?

Don't be fooled.. this guy is a turd right along with his brain dead, gun grabbing statist wife.

I wonder if any of our medical plans under Obamacare would have included the level of one on one care that she got?-
..any guesses?

Democrats are just fools it seems, something in the gene pool..

Jim McAllister said...


Apparently the rules for the WBC baseball are screwy in that laying down a bunt in that situation was considered a N0-no.It's still no excuse for a brouhaha like that.

A bit of irony though as it was our northern neighbor v. our southern neighbor.

I was rooting for the Canadians since they have a better border LOL. No illegals pouring across into the US at Rouse's Point last I heard.

I looked it up yesterday and I apparently am a Canadian citizen.

Their rules state that if I was born in the U.S. (I was, in Florida) and my mother was a Canadian citizen (she was), I am officially a citizen of Canada.

How cool is that, dual citizenship! I haven't been in Canada since 1963 when my plane refueled in New Foundland on the way to Germany.

You have to be able to speak English or French or both which is no problem. Too bad it is so cold there.

I remember Larry Walker; hell of a ballplayer for Colorado and St. Louis. I wouldn't want to screw with him!

Jim McAllister said...

The hockey standings change daily. Before last night's game the Coyotes were last. They picked up 2 points so now they are tied for 2nd.

Screw Dallas. Someone needs to tell them hockey is a kick ass game.

Jim McAllister said...

When Giffords was shot, I wondered why the hell she didn't have more security. Typical dumb ass Dem, figured that people are just naturally good. She found out.

At first I felt sorry for her but anymore I am seeing WAY too much of her and that little gnome she is married to spouting off about how evil guns are.

We get the point, now they can shut the hell up. It's getting to a point with these people where they become really tiresome.

Jim McAllister said...

I see where Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been kicked off "The View".

She is quite a "looker" and is a Republican so I don't know she ever got on with those losers like Whoppi anyway.

I see where Behar is gone too. That's good news.

midnightsstaff said...

I have no idea why she stayed with that flock of drabs for so long.

No one watches it anyway-

I had some sympathy for the bitch for a while, but her and that carpetbagging husband's true colors are bleeding through- besides getting shot was Sarah Palin's fault wasn't it?

Wasn't that the first lie coming out of the liberal collective's filthy mouth?
Speaking of idiots, is Pink Mike still posting his graffiti on the side of the Az-political forum boxcar?

Jim McAllister said...


Well said; how did that loon ever become an astronaut? He couldn't carry the jockstrap of guys like Armstrong or Alan Shepard.

Mike is still posting almost daily on the "Politics" blog and Bodo has even joined in although I notice he has very few replies.

Other than me, Jim Barber and Dr. Tom Patterson are the only conservatives. The funny thing is that I get more hits on about every post than anyone.

I appreciate all you guys clicking on when I send out my weekly notice of a blog there. It really helps.

Glo said...

Jim, The departure of those two View cohosts is a wonderful thing. Now, to complete the full transition, perhaps the bloody show can be CANCELLED! this may be anti-feminist, but I can't stand gabby women babbling over one another as though they actually had something important to say. Yuck.

Mike Slater said...

Middy, all of my trail camera pictures of mountain lions have come after dark. I have seen their tracks around water holes before.

My son's a big time hunter and has actually shot one out of a tree with a 357 mag pistol.

Jim, Gabby Giffords and her husband have become more than tiresome as has the whole gun debate.

Canadians may speak English but have a problem with the pronunciation of some words like about and house.

Deb loves to watch all those home improvement shows and a lot of them are in Canada. Drives me crazy. Gotta buy another TV.

midnightsstaff said...

I was at a job site where we were rebuilding the LA forestry center in Little Tijunga canyon in the eighties, I was living on the jobsite in my airstream.
I headed up to the project site one morning and there was a big cat looking at me, I turned around and went back inside until the crew showed up.. they laughed until I showed them the paw prints which were bigger than my hand.
Yeah they are there alright, practically in LA city limits..

You probably have a cheap Canadian tv.. get one built in America like Jim and Barb's with a filter on it and they won't be saying aboot instead of about... eh?.

I saw a dead tiger in VN once too, guy shot it with a fifty cal and a starlight scope..
It sure got my attention thinking about those suckers out in the jungle when going out on two man LP's..
I hated LP's worse than ambushes.

Rick Kepple said...

"When Giffords was shot, I wondered why the hell she didn't have more security"

If I recall correctly, didn't she carry a handgun or was that another female legislator? I think so many of those professional women do carry.

You guys need to relocate to where there is wild food in case you need to forage. And get a good water filter system in case you need to drink questionable city water.

There are almost no wild edible plants out West and lots of them in Missouri. You have lots of medicinal plants though. White sage. Sweet grass.

I hear more and more people checking out caves and I'm with a group planning survival in one such cave for in case of worst case scenario. I've not seen it yet, but I'm sure that I won't like it. No Starbucks.

I'm not looking forward to starvation again, but this time, I've got weapons.

Then there's dogs and cats. They'd never understand there is no more kibble.

I'm figuring the U.S. could one day look like one of those hurricane ravaged places one day. Impure water is what kills most people.

Jimmy, you and Barb should plan to hightail it to Missouri. And I had this dream that SN showed up and she wasn't very happy. Nag, nag, nag.

Mike Slater said...

Rick, the last place in the world I'd want to go to would be Missouri. If worst comes to worst I'll go to northern Arizona. Plenty of big game up there.

Jim McAllister said...


I've never seen the whole show but the parts I have seen are silly.

Joyce Behar and Whoppi are the worst. Hasselbeck usually can't get a word in with those two mouths roaring all their liberal crap.

Poor old Walters ought to retire. You're right; cancel it and show reruns of MASH or All in the Family.

Jim McAllister said...

My relatives were from Montreal and were French all the way except for one cousin who could speak English and French but was a real punk.

I haven't seen or heard from any of them since I was there in 1958, the year I got out of high school.

We weren't what you would call a close family.

Jim McAllister said...


I lived in Missouri for about 3 1/2 years in the AF.. Nice state for sure, loved the Ozarks, Bagnell, stayed at Tan-Tar-A a few times, very nice.

I'm spoiled with the AZ winters now though having been here since '87.

I don't know if i could handle the Missouri mud any more.

Rick Kepple said...

Actually Mike Slater, I'd prefer northern Arizona as well, but owning property isn't like renting it. I can't just up and leave and go camping in the national forest ... actually it does sound nice.

A 30-06 would do nicely in northern Arizona. As I recall, there are quail too. And dove. Elk.

Without electricity, an elk would go bad, so it would have to be dried on an easily made rack over the smoke of the fire.

But, I'm in Missouri and not in real good health. Not a kid anymore. I miss roughing it.

midnightsstaff said...

Jim I can't imagine anyone in their right mind watching any daytime tv whatsoever- I am just about done with sports so I might cut Dish right out of my life after the Yotes are out of the playoffs and headed out of the state.

I am right there with you as far as keeping in touch with my family except for my own kids.
Too much drama and too much bullshit.
Half of them are East coast union types anyway.. the rest in Law enforcement.
throw in a lawyer and and a few artists and that is reason enough to change my phone number every once in a while.
.."good fences make great neighbors- great walls lets you sleep at night". P.zappa.

Rick Kepple said...

It would have been a drag to have been married to SN and had a boy and a girl. Written all those books. Making all those billions of dollars. Hunting and fishing all over the world. I'm so glad that she chose to be so narcissistic and saved me a lot of trouble. Gee whiz, I might have missed out on my wife's death, the poverty, organ failure, Obama. Just think how one woman's decision making can change the entire world!

In theory, because we will never actually know.

I mean, what if some rich guy were actually nice to a poor kid and that child grew up to be ... ah, nevermind. That would never happen either.

The species is hardwired to be ignorant, thereby proving there is indeed a supreme being that controls everything, or humans would have gone the way of the dinosaur long ago.

Course, there is that moment in time way back in 1981, when a blonde from Maricopa County set in motion a chain of events that resulted in everything we are seeing right now and right here.

In theory, that is.

Rick Kepple said...

Nick wrote a couple of songs that y'all might like. They are destined to be number one hits!

Rick Kepple said...

Boy, there's more hubbub over that Anwar al-Awlaki and how the U.S. killed an American terrorist.

I sort of remember him from college. Good math tutor, a HUGE ego and if you ever watched his videos, he never lost it. He got attention on CSU for wearing some Afghan tribal hat. I mean, the guy even said on a video, "I check my email before prayers in the morning." Duh. I can't imagine how they ever found him! Tiny village. High speed Internet to only a few ... double duh! How many guys send emails from a tiny country to a publisher?

Just proves that having an engineering degree won't save you from being an idiot.

midnightsstaff said...

"A shock for people working at IBM's sprawling campus in northwest Rochester Tuesday, as IBM executives shared a decision with workers that hundreds of manufacturing jobs are moving to Guadalajara, Mexico," reported KTTC news.

"In recent years, there have been other such 'resource actions' with the company shifting jobs to China, India or other parts of its 'smarter planet."

This is what the new normal looks like, eat your peas America.

Rick Kepple said...

CNN is reporting that North Korea declared the peace between South and north to be invalid.

Thanks Middy.

So when everyone is unemployed, who's gonna buy the products in America? Oh! I know, I know! Soldiers and veterans, since they're the only ones left with incomes.

Buy more guns and ammo. The North Koreans, Chinese, Russians, Muslims, Iranians, assorted bad guys are coming.

Now would be a good time for SN to send that money that she promised years ago. There's a little of whathisname in all of us.

midnightsstaff said...

Well, any day Steve nicks makes the conversation five comments in a row is the day I say goodbye to the blog.. I can't take any more of Rick's crap today...maybe tomorrow.

Jim McAllister said...


Since SN is from Phoenix, maybe we can get her to meet us for lunch some time for some photo ops we could send to Rick.

Maybe she could bring along lindsay Buckingham and Mick.

Jim McAllister said...


Barbara Walters confirms that Elisabeth Hasselbeck WILL be staying on The View if she wishes and has not been let go.

Also, Behar is definitely gone.

Rick Kepple said...

Don't bother, Jim. She is not doing any favors for me and I really don't want her to go out of her way. I prefer people to be disappointing to me and that way they're predictable.

Poor Middy. He's leaving the blog. I've met my quota.

North Korea is picking a fight with the United States, so they've got a nuke and moreover, that snotnosed kid is ready to use it. They couldn't do that without the blessing of China.

Glo, Zee French Chick (1/8 anyway) said...

Hey Jim! My paternal grandfather, Christopher G, was half Canadian/half Native American and hailed from Trois Rivieres near Montreal!

Glo said...

No Jim, the good news today would be: The View canceled due to excessive use of dreck and big mouths. It is being replaced by a quality suite of true-comedy reruns.

And forget MASH, please! That's on MeTV. Let's have Barney Miller reruns!!!

Mike Slater said...

Jim, it seems that idiot Mark Kelly is a hypocrite. He recently bought an AR-15, a 1911 45 cal semi-auto and "high capacity" magazines.

Now that he was found out he says he's going to turn in the AR-15 to the Tucson police department.

1 he's an idiot and 2 why would a person spend that much money on an AR-15 just to turn it into the cops.

Rick Kepple said...

I saw a cartoon that said North Korea won the coin toss and has elected to receive.

Editing some video now of the first try at two cameras and splicing them together, digitally speaking of course.

Hey, get Selena Azizi from Scottsdale to appear with youse guys. She's a struggling model and could use the exposure. The rock star is about retirement age.

Jim McAllister said...


Hasselbeck is the best one on there when she can get a word in edgewise between idiots Behar and Whoppi.

As much as I hate to sound like a male pig, Elisabeth also has a hell of a set of gams!

However, I agree with you on the content of the show; it's basically an embarrassment the few times i have seen snippets of it.

I agree; Barney Miller is an all time favorite. Even when they brought in new characters, they were great i. e. Linda Lavin as "Wentworth" and the late Steve Landesburg as "Dietrich."

One of the really funny characters was Jack de Mave as "Marty" the gay character. He was hilarious; really over the top. They later toned him down a bit; probably had complaints.

Jim McAllister said...


You're right about Kelly; a real idiot and I am sick of him and Giffords.

I feel sorry for her but enough is enough with her and that little pimp.

I used to really respect astronauts; he ended that.

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