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Monday, July 29, 2013

COLLEGE LOYALTY HAS ITS LIMITS AND SO DO I

I love Ramirez's cartoons.  It's a treat to see them about once a week when that liberal loser Benson takes a day off at the Republic.

I think Ramirez is making two points:  One is that Obama is looking in the mirror and seeing himself and what he stands for as the reason for the demise of Detroit.  I think it could also mean that the mirror is acting as a giant rear view mirror that reflects Detroit as he is skipping town.  Either way you look at it, it is another indictment on his leadership and philosophy.

I'm embarrassed to say this but Obama made an appearance last week at one of my Alma Maters, the University of Central Missouri.  I just watched a YouTube of him speaking in front of a group of young students who looked like they were about sixteen years of age.  They were all wearing black and red University of Central Missouri tee shirts as they stood admiring Obama while he spoke.  It kind of reminded me of the old photos of Hitler speaking in front of the uniformed kids of his day.

The next day I received an email from UCM which was no big deal because I receive them all the time when they are begging for contributions.  However, this time it was all about what an honor it was to have Obama speak on campus and what a wonderful guy he is.  I don't think there is a stopwatch that can measure the small amount of time it took me to inform them that I no longer wanted to be on their email list or associated in any way with the university.

There comes a time when a person has to make decisions like this.  I enjoyed my time at UCM (known then as Central Missouri State College) in the late 1960's after I was discharged from the Air Force and decided I needed to get a college degree.  We had an active group made up of ex-GI's called the Campus Veterans Association.  We participated with the fraternities in inter-mural sports and other activities.  In short, it was a fun time.

I know that it is a different world now and that liberalism has reared its ugly head at most universities.  That doesn't mean I have to like it so I am spending my two cents worth to tell my Alma Mater where they can shove their support of Obama.

178 comments:

Jim McAllister said...

Jim:

Fortunately my alma mater (Utah State) is still full of right wing Mormons who for the most part don't care for Obama. The problem with the rest of the college industry is that over 80% of the profs are liberal and that is all they hire. If USU ever sends me anything glorifying the Obama cult I'll shut them off pronto. Obama is a cultist kind of like the guy who started WWII, a good orator who says nothing, believes everything he says, and shoves aside all other opinions.

Jim Johnson
Butte, Montana

Jim McAllister said...

JIm,

Sad, very sad at your Alma Mater, UCM.....I am going to e-mail you something a friend sent me on Detroit in case you haven't seen it.

DW

Rick Kepple said...

Art is so confusing at times. Obama bent over slightly as if to stare intently for another reflection of himself, but the mirror only reflects the truth. That's what mirrors do.

I can't believe you disconnected your ties with your alma mater over a little thing like Obama. University politics, Jimmy. Guess who pays the bills? The government. Did you want the suits to throw the guy out and lose funding?

BTW, do you think that we should sell DVD's of our videos and do it on "Print on Demand"? We thought that we'd give the artist 30 percent of each sale. Does that sound fair? And that's only for DVD's that we have agreements with the artists to sell.

Edgel Groves would never go for it and there is enough dishonesty in music without us breaking our verbal agreement in an email.

I might have been born in Illinois, but I'm not like Obama.

Gotta go. Got an email from a filmmaker. Back to work.

midnightsstaff said...

Finally something to cheer me up; at least I don't have some alma mater dragging the chains of continual liberal irritation into my mail box.

That is one of the benefits of a lifetime of ignorance I suppose.
It's better than a lifetime of ignorance inspired stupidity I guess, although some might contest the making of that statement.

Rick Kepple said...

"That is one of the benefits of a lifetime of ignorance I suppose."

Most people have the equivalent of a masters degree in ignorance.

I've taken a correspondence course in ignorance and miserably failed the misspelling portion.

midnightsstaff said...

.."I found after seventy years that I was not a lunatic but a moron"..
Ezra Pound.

We are not the same person we were when we went to school Jim.
.."Some learn and some just spend a lifetime forcing reality into parameters established decades ago never to be questioned again".
Pedro zappa.

Explains a lot of irrational lifelong democrat and republican voters.

Rick Kepple said...

Mark Twain on Politics, Economy and Public Opinion: Our Own or Someone Elses?

“You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I’ll tell you what his ‘pinions is.” - Mark Twain.

"If he would prosper, he must train with the majority; in matters of large moment, like politics and religion, he must think and feel with the bulk of his neighbors, or suffer damage in his social standing and in his business prosperities. He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions – at least on the surface. He must get his opinions from other people; he must reason out none for himself; he must have no first-hand views." - Mark Twain

midnightsstaff said...

It's the job of the politician to compel you one way or the other when all is said and done to draw the same conclusion he already has come to.

I'm getting about the same level of representation as I do value for my tax dollar spent.

.."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"..
H.L.Mencken had a pretty shrewd grasp of human nature, he and Mark Twain probably would see things the same.

Jim McAllister said...

From Uremus

I have looked for a relatively conservative school off-and-on over the past several years....not to attend (Im somewhat past any need or over-riding desire) but simply to see if I could find one. I don't know if one can still be found in the US today. The liberal philosophy and practice appears to have totally encompassed every level of education in the US.....and the willing ignoramuses (instructors and students) revel in it like a doper in a large field of wild poppies and hemp. Don't know if you are familiar with Wartburg College....(forget the name of it now, it is international)...in Waverly Iowa...(my family was original settlers, and many still live there) I used to live 3 blocks from the school. I enjoyed using their library because students and professors would nearly always be discussing various subjects and issues there, providing views of news and events which I did not get in newspapers or high school. Last time I was home....in 2003...the school and the town had become a pretty sorry excuse for what it once was, in that neither the schools, the college, nor the people displayed any evidence of the conservative thought nor personal responsibility which once was a prominent element of the town, and for which Waverly was once known. Sad.

Jim McAllister said...

From Larry Rupp

I always supported the U of IL until they did away with Chief "Iliniwek" who was the Uiniv.'s "mascot" and always brought the crowd to its feet when he erupted from the U of I's band at half-time. Screw 'em.

Jim McAllister said...

From Dr. John

You have probably driven through my hometown of Miami, Oklahoma just 20 miles south of Joplin

midnightsstaff said...

City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam

Name:____________________
Gang:________________________

1. Duane has an AK47 with a 30 round clip. If he misses 6 out of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive by shooting, how many drive by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?

2. If Jose has two ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8 ball to Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut it?

3. Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800 per day crack habit?

4. Jarome wants to cut his 1/2 pound of Heroin to make 20% more profit. How many ounces of cut will he need?

5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy and $100 for a 4x4. If he has stolen 2 BMW's and 3 4x4's, how many Chevy's will he have to steal to make $800?

6. Raoul is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for the hit. If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how much money will he have left when he gets out of prison and how many years will he get for killing her since she spent his money?

7. If the average spray paint can covers 22 square feet and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger spray with 3 cans of paint?

8. Hector knocked up six girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in the gang. What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector knocked up?

midnightsstaff said...

L.A. Math test

City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam

Name: JimmyMac
Gang: yo figure dat one out.
1. First off, Duane oughta get hisself a bigger mag. My AK's got a triple 50-shot mag--flip, flip! You know what I'm sayin?! That's a hundred and fifty shots, motha****. And Duane gotta take some shootin' lessons, too. Cause I only need one attempt at that drive-by, and it's lights out, bitchz.

2. Shiiit, are you kiddin' me? There's no street value! That puta is gonna put it all up his nose til he bleeds. Then Jackson and Billy and I are gonna jack his dumbass.

3. Yo, Rufus da man! But wait, does he pay the ho's or not? Are they turning any tricks and hidin' the cash? Motha***** gotta keep his pimp hand strong, yo.

4. Jarome gonna need ta cut that shit by a lot more than 20%! And that shit ain't gonna be profit! That bitch gonna have to roll that pretty richboy cracka customer of his that come up here on the wrong side of town, fuckin' stupid ass cracka! He gonna need that bitch's loot just ta cover what he owes on the tick for da half pound after he shoots that shit up his arm. And then I go jack his junkie ass, too. Shit, ah'm gonna get paid!

5. Yo, if one o those 4x4's is my cousin's ride, Willie gonna take a dirt nap.

6. Aw, dat bitch got it comin'! If motha*****' Raoul ain't so stupid no mo', his ass gonna split after he caps that bitch, and them po-po's ain't eva gonna find that sucka. 'Sides, even if they do catch him, any sensible motha*****' judge gonna acknowledge dat bitch done earned it.

7. Taggin' an' shit. Damn, that art shit's for somebody else, you know what i'm sayin'? I'm sticking with my A-motha*******-K, y'all!

8. Hector, my man! But y'all be askin' the wrong question, dawg. Y'all gotta ask it like, "What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector not yet knocked up?" Ahh, yeeah!

So did I ace this motha****' shit, or what, dawg?! Get a fuckin' ten-outta-ten on this shit!

..gold star for Jimmy..

midnightsstaff said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZF_bJkkPE

this is an evil country ran by evil people such as this judge and everyone who turned to look away.

Jim McAllister said...

Jim,

It has definitely changed at my school. It used to be a nice little school with conservative values but the long arm of liberalism has reached in and grabbed it.

DW (Dave),

I just file it under sh-t happens and I move on.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

It's not like i was a hard core alum but I did like the school and hated to see them glorify this sorry excuse for a president.

They can have him.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

It's just one of those cases where I had to draw the line. I've done it before under different circumstances and would do it again.

I just hope this country wakes up and realizes someday what they are supporting. College kids are so damn vulnerable they don't what the hell is going on and are easy pickings for guys like Obama and his goddam teleprompter.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I remember sitting in the student union with some crybaby liberal in November, 1968 listening to the election results on the radio between Nixon and Humphrey.

He was ready to commit suicide over Nixon winning; I just laughed at him.

Jim McAllister said...

Quotes from Twain and Mencken!

Both cool guys in their time whose words have held up over the years.

Jim McAllister said...

Sam,

The history of Wartburg sounds like what has happened to my school in Warrensburg, Missouri.

When I was in the AF, it was a small school as was the town of 7,500. Since then the town has doubled and the school has grown immeasurably to become another bastion of liberalism.

I guess I can hope it recycles through and people come to their senses eventually but right now I wouldn't bet on it.

Jim McAllister said...

Larry,

"Screw 'em" pretty much sums it up. They have received the last donation from me.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Love the math test especially the clown named "Jarome." Dumb SOBs can't even spell.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

That video is sickening; I couldn't even watch the whole thing.

Rick Kepple said...

"City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam"

Oh my God, they're gonna do the same thing with the Bible too ... I just know it! Urbanize everything!

"And Jesus was bummed."

midnightsstaff said...

.."it's not who votes, it's who counts the votes"..

Liberalism has it's roots in all of academia right now except for a few Christian schools.
Public schools are mere diploma mills for the most part; sorriest bunch of CO's at work were the grads that were climbing the State ladder and just used the job to begin their climb.

With a bachelors in lesbian female social interaction in history or conflict resolution they were given the pole position usually straight into counseling; it also justifies paying more due to the fact most had at least a AA deg, I received an additional 300 a month for just giving them a copy of my transcripts.
..that's how government incrementally ratchets up the pay scale; after all there is no product being produced so it leaves no measure to judge one's effectiveness.
..Government would be put out of business if it had to deal with real economics.

Rick Kepple said...

President Obama has said that no one builds their own business alone in America and I wish that were correct, because someone would be here right now fixing this software glitch.

Nope, I gotta figure it out on my own and as near as I can figure, it's a error in the program itself.

We are upgrading to a subscription paid Creative Cloud program by Adobe and the reviews say that it will fix those problems.

This film was to be released today, but we have software difficulties.

Like Middy said, learning never ceases. And in America, a person can choose to make a business and if the conditions are right, success will be born.

Rick Kepple said...

Too deep? Okay, how's this?

I was in drama class with hot chicks. My first real experience with acting and there were a couple of actors' kids in the class.

I'm supposed to call a guy in Hollywood. He doesn't like email. Phone calls. You can't believe how intimidating it is to call from a hay barn to a mansion.

midnightsstaff said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII

stylin'... with the card..

.."Keywanda is having the time of her life. Her job is raising her family of 10 children while dealing with the drama and stress of the children's fathers. Thanks to the great state of California, Keywanda can support her lifestyle of having fun, getting "Turnt Up" and the kids can even get to eat from time to time"..

Mike Slater said...

Liberalism is a disease that has affected every nook and cranny of our society. It started with FDR in the 30's and blossomed in the 60's with LBJ.

I really thought that the election of Reagan twice we conservatives had turned the corner but sadly it didn't happen.

As a conservative I feel like the little boy with his finger in the dike trying to hold back the flood of liberalism.

midnightsstaff said...

I talk to a lot of people on other blogs and the feeling is widespread.

The problem is the only way these low information voters will ever get it is by having the whole thing collapse; but in that collapse everyone gets taken for a very nasty ride and I don't mean for just a little while; probably for the rest of the nation's existence.

The Orwellian state has been established and no police state has ever been dissolved or abandoned willingly.
The destruction of the middle class and our social institutions was the goal and they have accomplishe both.

Welcome the thirty hour part time with no benefits lawless brand of a new normal accompanied with a mountain of growing global debt that has to somehow be serviced.
and the coming food shortages..
..yes you sow the wind and reap the whirlwind it has been said.

Rick Kepple said...

A swarm of liberals who hate guns is a threat only because they make laws to make people who carry guns, confiscate guns that their bosses hate. Then only the right people will have guns.

Sounds like Chicago.

CJ Phoenix said...

"As a conservative I feel like the little boy with his finger in the dike trying to hold back the flood of liberalism."

LOL. Yeah, those dikes can be pretty liberal, Mike. But I am not sure what is more confusing -- you thinking that sticking your finger in them will do any good or you thinking you could still pass for a little boy.

Rick Kepple said...

OMG, how times have changed. You know, we can't have a gay old time anymore, without a political stir. We can't put out finger in a dike without a sexual harassment lawsuit. It's like a Mel Brooks film that we're living in these days!

Any moment now, President Obama is gonna put a gun to his own head and say, "If you don't accept my health care plan, I'm gonna shoot the nig-"

"Someone do something to help that poor man!" screams Congress.

"Oh please! Hep me! Hep me! Accept the health care!"

"Let's do what he says, Americans! We don't need his blood on our hands."

[Scene two; inside White House]

"Boy, the American people sure are stupid!"

Rick Kepple said...

The film, "Let's go to the River," featuring the music of R.C. and The Keys, is delayed due to software issues.

Adobe will be helping us to upgrade to a professional grade software and the film should be uploaded in a few days. DVD's may be purchased with a money order for $13.99.

Everyone who has seen the video has called it gorgeous! It's reality TV and art mixed together.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I think i'm in love with Keywanda. LOL She is my kind of woman: "All you have to do is fuck."

Great video unfortunately true.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

We're all running out of fingers and the whole damn wall is about to cave.

midnightsstaff said...

Roadtrippppp!!-
http://www.contactinthedesert.net/

.."Come for a weekend of exploration into ancient aliens, human origins, UFO sightings, and the need to know"..

meet the speakers..

http://contactinthedesert.net/lectures/

ah, they just never go away- man I miss Clownafornia- I bet I would run into Bev and Jay Doolittle at this get together.
Jay is into that type of art big time, his brother is a classical guitarist.

..this gal should run for Governor... "Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D is an actress, Producer, Reiki Master, speaker, author, Care2 blogger, and holistic health care life coach for people and animals. "
http://contactinthedesert.net/lectures/celesteyarnall/

Seriously this weekend would be a blast,"Nazim (her squeeze) and Celeste are currently in pre-production on a feature film, Sci Fi spoof comedy, called UNBELEIVABLE!! Which she will play a role in.Nazim is currently doing the story board art which will spin off the a graffic novel".

..damn Rick, I think you need to do a little networking.
These guys are doing a film just like you are; I sense you would fit right in with this crowd.

Brilliant minds condensed for a weekend in the desert of what can only be considered as a magical moment of the year in a world of magicians- it's like Burning Man for the intellectuals; however as with all gatherings on the left coast I wouldn't guarantee there won't be a few neckked women by the end of the evening- lol.

..And all we got here is Bodo perched on a rock in a Speedo.

Rick Kepple said...
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Rick Kepple said...

No Middy, that woman is NOT doing a film like we are doing. Did you read her credits? She's nothing like us. She's actually got budgets. We do not.

Therefore, we are the better filmmakers, because we're more efficient.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

You're stuff is fine the way it is. Keep it simple, kind of like Junior Samples did with his used car lot. He made a million bucks just being himself.

I even called BR 549 once to buy a car from him but they told me it was just a skit from Hee-Haw. They sure had me fooled!

Glo said...

Well, I didn't watch the video, but I'll bet that Keywanda is of the negro persuasion (since 'they' seem to just throw letters together to make both male and female name). They try to make it sound ... African, proud Americans that they are.

It's interesting. I've talked with people who say prejudice and bigotry are the product of ignorance. My take is that I grew up with 'them' and it's the product of experience.

midnightsstaff said...

Ask your average South African Dutch about race relations.

The Negro has been a prime candidate for the manipulation of marxists all over the world for the past few decades.

.."The number of farm murders, or “plaasmoorde” as it is called in Afrikaans, is staggering. Over the last decade, it is estimated that at least 3000 Boers have been killed. Estimating the number of murders is necessary because the ANC has banned crime statistics from being compiled, claiming they scare off foreign investment. Moreover, the world knows little about the savagery that accompanies those killings. Many victims, including women and infant children, are raped or tortured before they are killed. Some have boiling water poured down their throats, some are burned with hot pokers, and some are hacked to death with machetes, or disemboweled. Several others have been tied to their own cars and dragged for miles"..

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/the-gruesome-reality-of-racist-south-africa/

..facts are stubborn things.

Rick Kepple said...

Thanks Jim. Sadly, we have to upgrade to a subscription version of Adobe Premier to CC. It's more complicated to use, but that same video should be able to be uploaded without a problem.

I'm the camera operator, the grip, director, coordinator with music talent/movie talent, set designer, scriptwriter, editor of everything, PR guy and I garden too.

And we have the computer tech and CEO.

The self discipline comes from friendship with SN and her, "So you're just going to give up?" kind of challenging, Army training to finish the mission and Aspergers Syndrome.

I used to believe that maybe I could set the example for other Americans, but I am finding that maybe I am one of those freaks of nature that can build a business, but I only listen to a few people.

Like Jim ... SN ... Middy ... God. I know I'm abnormal. That's why SN doesn't want to work with me. If she doesn't, no one really does. Except people that I choose to tolerate me.

But thanks, Jim and Middy.

midnightsstaff said...

Looks like some monsoon action this afternoon, probably blow my lawn jockey over again.

Anonymous said...

Middy!

Lawdy! Lawdy! I axed y'all to take it down afore the storm! Crazy whitey!

Glo said...

Rick! Being 'normal' is far, far overrated! It stifles the real you. I gave up trying to be 'normal' many moons ago and have never been happier than simply being ME, eccentricities and all.

midnightsstaff said...

No one up for a weekend at the space alien convention eh?.. rumor is Rev. Dingle, also know as Ding Le Mei will rise from the dead and deliver a sermon.
Either that or the lizard that is now the embodiment of Rev. Dingle will deliver the message in his place.

S-A's, ghostly apparations, unexplained phenomena and occasional miracles are often experienced at these type of get together's.
I normally warn all to stay away from the buffet.

Mike Slater said...

CJ, fighting against the disease of liberalism is a noble cause and besides that I'm really a kid at heart.

If you want a prime example of liberalism look no further than the City of Detroit. This is what happens when liberals are in charge for decades. Not a pretty picture.

Rick Kepple said...

"Rick! Being 'normal' is far, far overrated! It stifles the real you."

I make happy films because people already know the world is crap.

CJ Phoenix said...

Keep fighting the good fight then, Mike. Don't ever let those dikes flood you out.

Hey, Jim, did you catch any of the Bruce St. James Show this morning? I caught a little of it myself & what I heard made me think of you guys. Here's the clip: http://ktar.com/?nid=65&a=25211&p=2&n=
Pay special attention from the beginning to about the 2min mark, then there is another segment of interest from about 15:30 to 22:00. Enjoy.

Rick Kepple said...

It's August. A scary month. We're upgrading in the video software today to get the new film out.

So if "Let's go to the River," gets uploaded successfully, you're gonna oooooh and aaaaahhhh if you can make it through my horrible acting in the first few minutes of the film.

Everyone that's seen it, has been touched by the beauty and the music of the film. Yeah, that's after my acting too, but we had to do something different. More creative.

I got this idea.

How about a miniature city and the camera sweeps down and zooms in and the scene cuts to real people in a Green Screen and no where near that city.

I got that idea from CJ.

Rick Kepple said...

In college, we were taught to think. Or at the college that I attended anyway.

Government teaches people to obey and trust them.

Fox News and CNN teach us to conveniently download their opinions to be our own. Your choice.

If many people blindly follow instructions, it's no wonder the United States of America is so screwed up and we will follow other nations into the abyss of chaos.

Unless I actually knew all this, made happy films and encouraged people to practice their favorite musical instrument to make them smarter in an overt kind of way.

In my little social experiment, I don't expect to see changes for at least five years. Even if only 100 people watch the videos, five of them take up the guitar, others will see their positive changes, they'll take up an instrument and pretty soon, everyone will be questioning authority.

Then they won't accept Sharia Law.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/government-knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/#.UfqCSAXy7zQ.facebook

Putin gave Obama a wedgie today when he extended temporary asylum protection to our newest national hero.

Read that article I posted, all mr. Snowden did was expose the truth that the NSA is not interested nor even looking outward for terrorist attacks but using the system to spy on political dissidents- just the same as any other totalitarian government does.

I see him as a principled American hero, and so does every other liberty loving individual.

.."First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

I might write in Putin next election.

yeah.. history does repeat itself a lot.

Mike Slater said...

CJ, Obama's coming to town next week. You going to take off work to go see him?

Sorry but I don't listen to KTAR in that time period because Rush is on.

Stevebuzzardo said...


“I think she did a fine job. She’s a rock star. She has, maybe not glamor, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world.” -- John McCain talking about Hillary Clinton

I guess he forgot about Benghazi, yeah she did a fine job.

Rick Kepple said...

I think Snowden is a double agent. The problem is, for whom.

Hey! I bought a 32 inch screen to edit film on today! Hey! We're still uploading the new software! Hey! I haven't really paid any banks yet! Hey! My creativity better work out or I'm gonna be broke! Hey! Jimmy Rule: Don't sweat the small stuff.

I look at all the economic stuff going on and I just think that I gotta get that studio bringing in some money somehow, because one day, that might be all there is for a bunch of people!

midnightsstaff said...

Rule no. 1.. never use own money, always lever your position at earliest opportunity.. Rick you are pushing all the right buttons- I expect great things.

..pesky malware bots got me.. my fault but took a while to clean up the mess.
(note to self, stay off the Petticoat Junction site for awhile)

Rick Kepple said...

I've not heard a peep about President Obama being at any college.

When I'm staring at the 32 inch TV, I'm editing videos that people want to watch.

Jim McAllister said...

From my good buddy in New Hampshire who is black:

Walt Disney's new film, "Jet Black," the non-racist version of "Snow White," has been put on hold indefinitely.

All of the seven dwarfs: Dealer, Stealer, Mugger, Forger, Drive By, Pimp and Wog, refused to sing "Hi Ho" because it's offensive to black prostitutes. They also refuse to sing "It's off to work we go."

Jim McAllister said...

Steve,

McCain is one sorry SOB. He may as well change parties. Hillary is a POS.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I love that about Russia giving asylum to Snowden. How about the IRS head Werfel saying he doesn't want to go on O-Care and that he is happy with his current insurance. I'll bet he gets a call from jug ears.

midnightsstaff said...

..four letter words like "work" will get you hurt in some parts of Chicago or Detroit, same thing goes for three letter words such as "job" as well unless it has something directly to do with pimpin'.

In the end we are all pawns in the Great Globalist Society's larger plan; you can ignore the obvious or try to accept the truth for what it represents even if it isn't something you want to admit.

We are just waiting for some other shoe to drop.
With all the circling black swans available it's just a matter of time before the cards at the table are all turned up.

Personally I'm betting the whole house on space aliens putting an end to this madness; I imagine about half the population would breathe a sigh of relief, until we realized they are merely replacement Democrats for the ones we already have in Congress.

.."I have a dream"..

Jim McAllister said...

CJ,

I like Bruce usually except when he talks too much about his race car. I'll check that piece.

Jim McAllister said...

I love Lloyd Price:

Well now, lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Clawdy; girl you sure look good to me.

"Stagger Lee" was a fave.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/obama-whistleblower-website_n_3658815.html

Even the windowlicking crew at the Huffington Post has finally caught on to the old scam.

This guy just hates to have a trail of footprints and goes out of his way to obfuscate and flat out purge history he doesn't like mentioned.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

You have to check out Keywanda if for no other reason than to hear the chorus of "all you haVE TO DO IS "f---"

midnightsstaff said...

As far as Snowden I'm not convinced he has done anything I wish I had the guts to do if I had the chance- just look at all the people demanding his head, Obama, Feinstein, Pelosi, Holder, McCain... the list of traitors goes on and on, birds of a feather flock together.

He just dove on a hand grenade out of principle for his country, how many of us would do anything like that?

I would rather have Putin as our President than that faggot we are stuck with.

This government is nothing like the one we learned about in junior high civics, it is one step from being an utterly corrupt totalitarian oligarchy and I challenge anyone to dispute my claim.

I consider this federal government at war with the individual and increasingly shown to be engaged in a pattern of trampling of all personal rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution of the United States.

midnightsstaff said...

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government
that requires every citizen to prove they
are insured. . . but not everyone must
prove they are a citizen."

"Many of those who refuse,
or are unable, to prove they are citizens
will receive free insurance paid for by
those who are forced to buy insurance
because they are citizens."

Yogi couldn't have said it better.

Rick Kepple said...

Too bad about "Jet Black," because I'd have gone to see it.

"Jet Black, where you been, baby?"

"We got Food Stamps on the card today!" Dealer coolly said drawing on a joint.

"I'll drive!" Drive By exclaimed!

"Get'n the car, bitch!" Pimp grouched. "Twinkies for everybody!"

"We got to go by the high school and drop these fake I.D.'s off then we can use the money to buy some meth! We can't get no work done in the mine without meth!" Forger glared out the window. "I think I saw someone behind that tree! That wicked hag is out there somewhere!"

"Man, y'all bummin' me out, man," Wog slowly drawled while rolling a joint. "Get some real food man!"

"Shut up fool!" Dealer shouted. "And get out of Barry's stash. He gonna be back any minute!"

Rick Kepple said...

Of all the places that Snowden could have taken refuge and he went to Russia? Doesn't anyone find that a tad bit peculiar?

midnightsstaff said...

Maybe because Russia is one of the few land masses in the world that the Obama political dissident
elimination team is not active.
This also proves that Obama does not rule the world like he thinks.

It is ironic that mere decades ago the Soviet people were living under the same type of outrages against their own citizenry that we seem to embrace.

Pax Obama.

Anyone actually listen to the jobs index any more?
..bullish news for the stock market I'm sure-

Guess there is no question that America is now a part time working nation- "would you like to supersize that order?"
-that shouldn't take more than a BA right??

midnightsstaff said...

Lots of rich white female trash out there as well, know any of these Scottsdale worthy babes?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=416_1375284796

Society needs a reboot.

midnightsstaff said...

By Matthew Longdon The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team Thu Aug 1, 2013 8:06 PM

.."The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is investigating an illness that’s caused bloody diarrhea for at least 11 West Valley residents.

As of Thursday, seven of the 11 residents were hospitalized because of the condition, according to the department.

The illness seems to be caused by a toxin-producing bacteria that can lead to kidney failure and death, especially for children, according to a statement from the department"..

uh oh..

Jim McAllister said...

Here is today's idiotic liberal bullshit award winner:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/02/seattle-officials-call-for-ban-on-potentially-offensive-language/

Those idiots in Seattle do not even know where term "brown bag" comes from. It's from the color of the brown Kraft bag, not the person.

And, of course, we must not offend anyone by calling them a "citizen."

It's getting bad out there.

Rick Kepple said...

I've never seen Jim's actual Blogger page. I've always had this particular page bookmarked, so I guess I never realized what he meant when Jimmy said that I was using an old format on my own page.

Nice looking page, Jimmy!

I miss the simple days of freelance writing, because this music and video business is HARD WORK!

Oh, and I garden to keep the costs low. Five gallons of blackberries picked and frozen so far this year!

I read that the government is preparing to shut down again, this fall.

Detroit wants money after going bankrupt, but if they cancelled the stadium construction, they'd have money.

Gee, and people say that I'm "irresponsible" for robbing Peter and Paul to build the studio? If this works, we'll make lots of money. If it doesn't work, I'll have an expensive hobby.

Snowden proves my theory to be correct that there is an internal war within the government itself.

Rick Kepple said...

So Middy, what could we be doing better to make a profit at LJM? In your experience as an angel, I mean.

midnightsstaff said...

Did you expect an immediate payoff? I mean realistically most successful business start ups have a lot more failure than immediate success unless you are a Kike named Spielberg.

You get two choices; either find out what people want and provide it at a competitive price or find a way to create demand for what you are offering.
I told you to pack up and go on a European tour which would be the easy way but you don't seem to share the vision.
..maybe toss around a little bling to develop a group following in Belgrade- you need a front man overseas.

Or.. maybe you could build in some sleeping quarters in that 77 Greyhound and make it not only the Missouri tour bus but the little ball inspired "Enchanted Operations" headquarters once the bank loses patience.

..coin toss..

midnightsstaff said...

.. in case there is some confusion I meant Belgrade Serbia and not Belgrade Mississippi..

sorry for the confusion.

midnightsstaff said...

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/become-nation-hamburger-flippers-dan-alpert-breaks-down-145831220.html

..haha like I said Jim the bloom is falling off the rose.
Even the normally docile Yahoo business noise is reporting that we have become a nation of indebted servants.

They are just now noticing food stamps increasing and disposable income disappearing..

..freaking geniuses I tell you!!- well not to worry the death panels will bayonet the survivors soon and save Medicare and Medicaid - anyone in their fifties or below right now will probably not get that future bypass or hip replacement unless the go to Costa Rica or India and pay cash..

.."here have some Soma instead".

Pax Obama.

midnightsstaff said...

Someone needs to tell Cj the great news, Obama has fixed the politicians and their staff from having to put up with Obamacare by providing subsidies so they can participate without it breaking them.. ..doesn't that make you happy Cj?- "free healthcare for everyone"- yay!!

Of course you and everyone else will now be required to pay a little extra so they can get something for free, but isn't this a great moment for America or what?- ..hell they don't even have to fill out the paperwork or explain a lot of things to the IRS like you will have to.

I imagine that lots of people are going to have a few things to explain like how they only declared such and such but now thanks to NSA giving the data to the IRS it has become obvious that you spent a lot more when you are asking them permission for a medical procedure... (sounds like moonlighting which is illegal to me).
.."we need to crack down on those traitors- if you see something, say something".

.."Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources"..

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/capitol-hill-obamacare-crisis-solved-95100.html#ixzz2apxsLFn0

..the short bus crowd traded everyone including their own freedom for an Obamaphone and a string of broken promises..

Well the phone is already obsolete and the bill is here now and expected to be paid in full.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, now you know why I never visit California, Oregon or Washington. I don't care to associate with dumbass liberals. Besides they don't honor my Arizona concealed carry permit.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Like I said the other day, just go to your Blogger dashboard page and pick a new format. That's where I changed mine.

I had the same design you had with the wide side columns.

Jim McAllister said...

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/charlie-rangel-tea-party-is-same-group-of

Don't say anything though, we don't want to offend Charlie.

What a POS he is.

Rick Kepple said...

"I told you to pack up and go on a European tour which would be the easy way but you don't seem to share the vision."

Yeah, I can do that. $35,000 for the farm, I put more money into the studio, share the vision and I can pretty much work from anywhere in the world.

Creative Cloud is global. I'm pretty sure that I can film in Europe

Don't be yanking my chain, if you don't mean it, Middy. And I am gonna video in Europe. Oh God, I could use it on the Green Screen.

Oh yeah and I pay you rent for the farm and we keep the studio. BTW, step-daughter is moving in on Saturday. I don't take daughters on fantasy trips. Or CEO's.

My brother tells me that Illinois legalized medical marijuana. It's because Pekin wants me to move back, but it's not gonna work.

Rick Kepple said...

We have new software that's bumming me out and pinching my creativity. It's a drag.

Luckily, I'm not in the government or a billion dollar corporation. I have Aspergers and I built a good team of people and we get stuff done!

I got to call Edgel and I want to wait until we have these stupid programs working! Gotta prove that I can do a better job than some kids straight out of college.

The government has things so screwed up and there's so much corruption that there is no choice, but for Americans to bend the rules to succeed.

But are today's college kids prepared to build a business out of nothing?

And do corporations and banks fear our company, because I've robbed Peter to pay Paul in a kind of Indie business building formula?

Middy would probably say that corporate leaders have been doing this for years and I'm nothing original in my corporate management strategic thinking.

midnightsstaff said...

I found you get a lot of support from Paul for robbing one for the other; you usually end up with a sore Peter most of the time though.

Rick Kepple said...

Happy Dance! Got the Adobe video program going and I've watched the training videos before we got it, so ... with luck, "Let's go to the River" will be uploaded soon!

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

When I was a kid in rainy, boring Ohio, I dreamed of seeing California; especially after watching football on dark rainy days while the sun shone brightly on football games from L. A.

I finally got to go and loved it in 1959. I never thought it would change and become the SEWER it has become.

Very sad but at least I had my 15 minutes of fame. Now they are turning loose 10,000 criminals because of lack of space. What a sh-thole!

Rick Kepple said...

Okay. And now, we wait for the short film, "Let's go to the River," loads.

Actually Jim, this is 14:59:06 minutes of fame.

Jimmy, I've proposed to my county government that they use ankle bracelets on nonviolent criminals and the idea went to the governor and fell flat.

Imagine someone who has committed a crime, been found guilty and it wasn't real bad.

Well, put an electronic ankle bracelet tracking device on them. Make them get a job or go to college. They can't go out of the yard or an alarm goes off and they go to jail.

So you see, it's training irresponsible people to be responsible at their own expense. BTW, they rent the ankle bracelet.

It makes too much sense to Missouri legislators so they said, no.

midnightsstaff said...

Along for being honorary spokesman for the Basil Awareness Society (eat more basil) I probably should do some public relations for the State of Clownafornia in my spare time..

At least my opinion of that god forsaken overpriced real estate ran into the ditch by a maddened herd of carnivorous sheep probably isn't going to get any worse.

The average Disneyland sucker gets herded from the bowels of LAX straight through the free fire zones of South LA to the ever so slightly friendlier area controlled by the Eighteenth street gangs of Orange County and MS XIII.

https://www.google.com/search?q=anaheim+graffiti&client=firefox-a&hs=eL9&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=uXj8Uby-DsKOtQbu3IHYAQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1088&bih=521

Walking the streets of Anaheim at any time of the day is ill advised so they normally stay at the fortress/Disneyland hotel and what they tell their friends about the vacation sounds pretty much the same as Jim's recollections.

I was lucky enough to live on the beaches and bum around enough to survive when the living was easy; I was a homeless pioneer for a good part of my youth.

..crack whores have a conscience unless it concerns money and Clownafornian politicians don't.
I have also found that crack whores are usually of better all around moral character than the average political animal.

Rick Kepple said...

"Did you expect an immediate payoff? I mean realistically most successful business start ups have a lot more failure than immediate success"

That is true, Middy.

This new software is going to take a little time to learn to use.

God just keeps saying, "Finish the journey," like it's Field of Dreams or something. Then I keep thinking of an old friend who said, "So you're just going to give up?" She always challenges me to succeed.

True about Peter and Paul, but it can't be helped.

How about an investment, Middy? Five grand. I don't remember codes. Like that dude asking for directions. Never heard of that weird sounding dude and told him to go ask Doc where he lived.

midnightsstaff said...

I couldn't sleep thinking I might have shortchanged you Rick, not with the lucre but the opportunity to taste success and for maybe the first time in your life to drink deeply from the only cup that can quench that type of creative thirst great artists seem to acquire.
Other bloggers might be tempted to just crack the checkbook- but I have learned a better way.

Shortcuts in the business world all lead to the same destination- it's your dream Rick, giving control to outsiders will raise conflicts you don't want to face.

I'm not going to have that on my conscience, nosiree- not happening on my watch.

Rick Kepple said...

Yep, I get that, Middy.

We're having a board meeting right now and I'm demonstrating the necessity of this 32 inch LCD screen to do video editing. If we had investors, we'd probably be asked to use DOS and make due with that, while being expected to produce results.

I would prefer that LJM remain privately owned so that the board of members make all the decisions.

We have good revolutionary ideas, but I've discovered that larger, competing film companies read my words and steal our ideas, so secrecy upon pain of death is sworn, until the film is ready for release.

Should we become the Republican version of Michael Moore, or is there already one? Just kidding.

midnightsstaff said...

we? or oui??..

..no mouse in my pocket, the cat won't stand for it.

I like having a cat for a pet, they represent most of the traits of the average liberal without posing a real threat to my liberty.

For the most part they are pretty much clueless as to anything other than their immediate concerns.
They rarely demonstrate anything that could be confused with loyalty; most times it's merely their natural stalking instincts we misinterpret for bonding.
And most of all they are contemptuous of humans because they have no concept of Natural Law and are unable to recognize the great pecking order of life. The average mutt at least offers lip service of respect towards the person who feeding it.

Cats on the other hand have little use for us other than a noisome inconvenience to be tolerated if they want a living, breathing human endless Pez dispenser on call.

At least there are never bugs in the house, if she knew that pleased me I'm sure it would change.

Jim McAllister said...

Good description of cats. We know that they are no different from us in that they are just trying to survive and cover their own asses as we are.

We take them for what they are as they take us for the same reasons.

Rick Kepple said...

August. Told ya that I had a bad feeling about August.

Obama just shut down a bunch of embassies because of increased chatter by terrorists. Coded messages.

We need a face for political videos, Middy. Someone who looks like they carry a serious message! Let's get Jimmy. I'll bet he's got a radio voice.

"We're in Hawaii, investigating Obama's birth," (McAllister standing on a hill overlooking the hospital. Next scene going into the front doors.)

"We're in Africa talking to Barack's brother ..."

Sack Lunch Glo said...

I'm sorry, I know this is off topic, but I just read this article and wanted to scream to the heavens! Just how decrepit and stupid is American political correctness going to get????

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/02/19840655-theres-more-to-seattle-brown-bag-racial-controversy-than-meets-the-eye

midnightsstaff said...

Sadly Andy Devine (no relations to the one everyone thinks of when they hear the name that starred in Pink Flamingo)-

http://media.photobucket.com/user/leslyjuice/media/Pink_Flamingos_stort.jpg.html?filters[term]=divine%20pink%20flamingos&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=9

..(you might be unfamiliar with that cinematographic masterpiece Jimmy)- would be a great voice for the Obama administration.
Anyway, Andy would be the perfect replacement for Jay Carney...

..anyway Pink Flamingo could be updated in Detroit and actually the star of that movie Devine would make a pretty good re-constructionist mayor to lead them back into solvency.

Maybe it's about time these big name stars like Devine showed some initiative and leadership in our time of crisis.

midnightsstaff said...

Here's a PF clip for all those who are not culturally informed enough to recognize great cinema and the story of Babs Johnson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QsjrTrFrE

It was shot in Baltimore but should have been in Detroit or Chicahahhhgo..

midnightsstaff said...

.."In an interview with ABC News last month, Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked as a contractor with the State Department, said he personally went into the field to track down so-called MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them. After the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the State Department launched a mission to round up thousands of MANPADS that may have been looted from military installations across the country. U.S. officials previously told ABC News they were concerned the MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists, creating a threat to commercial airliners".

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/glen-doherty-navy-seal-killed-libya-intel-mission/story?id=17229037

..like I said the Bengazi thing was so big a deal they threw every other phony scandal out just to obfuscate the issue.. now we have an unknown number of MANPADS that was given to al queada by our president with the capability to take down any commercial airline in the world- just like he gave semi auto rifles to the Mexican cartels with Fast and Furious.

..yeah Bengazi is the only story that matters and you can't polish a turd.

Stevebuzzardo said...


"When I was a kid in rainy, boring Ohio, I dreamed of seeing California; especially after watching football on dark rainy days while the sun shone brightly on football games from L. A."

yeah Jim, me too. I remember watching the Rose Bowl every year and wishing I was in CA.



Mike Slater said...

Jim, I spent my early childhood in California. Although I was born in Phoenix my parents moved to California when I was one, first to Cresent City and later to Torrance.

Cresent City is right next to the Oregon border and all it does is rain. Being in the tall forest you hardly ever see the sun. Torrance wasn't much better.

Thankfully we moved back to Phoenix in 1960.

Rick Kepple said...

Okay, so here it is. If you have motion sickness, you won't like the credits.

"Let's go to the River"
http://youtu.be/gCwYuiKC6HE

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, I think you're right.

I felt that August was a bad month and leading up to Sept. 11. So to the NSA, a few months ago, analysts said that the Midwest was the next target.

The heartland.

But Muslims are easy. C'mon ... they are so predictable that it's not funny! Their strict behavior makes them the intelligence joke of the community.

No spying during pray time.

One guy, who is dead now, said on a video blog what time he checked his email and he was an engineer. Duh.

Did you know that most of the intelligence operatives are people just like Middy, me, Jim, and other bloggers?

Be afraid. We actually know more than the Pentagon. Scary thought, huh? Maybe Jimmy better buy two Rugers. Get a pair of .45's

midnightsstaff said...

I was considering transferring to Pelican Bay in Crescent City after I went up there in September for a couple of weeks; that all changed when I went back in February and it was monsoon season for sure.

Rained the whole time I was up there, never went back.

Rick Kepple said...

California's most violent offenders in a prison by the beach. Gosh, they sure do have a progressive system there in California.

Rick Kepple said...

Hey, I can film at the Amtrak station in Jeff City so when we start creating the romantic comedy, the character will take a train instead of fly. Something like ...

"I don't take drugs anymore and I NEVER fly without LSD, so that's why I took the train," said the famous movie star character.

So what did you think of those strange floating credits in the short film? Different, huh?

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, Jimmy ... train station. I'm thinking Casablanca in the Ozarks. "Rick's Place" is a cave restaurant. Spies, bank robbers, crooked cops ... secret service. I figure to butcher the original script.

The actual Cave Restaurant is only a few miles from me and I'll talk to the owner about the film idea.

midnightsstaff said...

Here ya go Rick, as you can see technology is shaping the future of music right now, in fact it's the breakthrough of this technology that is opening up the world of music further and taking it to areas it's never been before.

http://www.ted.com/talks/beardyman_the_polyphonic_me.html?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button__2013-08-02

..and you are a big part of it.

Great times to be alive.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp5gdUHFGIQ#at=430

As long as we (I and I alone) are on the subject of technology here is an interesting video of a few non professional students of physics filming an AK being shot underwater.. notice how the round only goes about six feet from the barrel.. haha. that's why they are called small arms.
most interesting thing to me was watching the hot gas cloud condense and collapse.

Rick Kepple said...

That's fascinating, Middy, but the Sony Action Cam doesn't need a mirror and it also does slow motion, but no where near 18,000 frames per second like those fellas used in the film!

But I think the software can slow it down even more, but it would probably be blurry.

Mike Slater said...

Middy, Crescent City is a real garden spot if you like rain, dampness and mold.

Jim, I saw that article in the paper that Paula's leaving the Republican Party and becoming a Democrat. Hallelujah. I wonder what took her so long.

She's bat shit crazy so she should fit in as a Democrat. That loss to Ugenti really screwed up her mind.

midnightsstaff said...

She's just coming in from the shadows so to speak, it happens to people who take themselves too serious and really shouldn't.

all about hummingbirds..

http://www.hummingbird-guide.com/index.html

..of course I can't post due to facebook limitations.

http://www.hummingbird-guide.com/hummingbird-beauty-glass-birdbath-eg2gb120.html
\
I think this would be too nice to put out in the backyard..

midnightsstaff said...

With the elevated threat level and us closing down our embassies for the weekend, am I supposed to maybe sleep in the back yard with my shotgun for a while until things settle down?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv2OJ68Hu1Y&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dvv2OJ68Hu1Y&nomobile=1

..sad day America when the Russian Times is more credible than the New York Times.

midnightsstaff said...

..of course Barrett is a known tin foil type but there are just too many unanswered or rather unasked questions surrounding this event.

..one step ahead or even behind and they think you are a genius, two steps ahead and they consider you a crackpot.

Rick Kepple said...

"two steps ahead and they consider you a crackpot."

And those with keen intuition are to be avoided, thus explaining why I have few friends.

Or as people ask Lana, "What's wrong with Rick?"

"He's an eccentric genius," she replies and everyone gets it, because there are a number of us in the Ozarks.

Jim McAllister said...

I'm with ya Glo on the PC bullshit. See my comment from 8:32 above. I got the same link off Fox News.

These dumbass libs don't even know the correct meaning of "brown bagging." They want to make something racial of something that has nothing to do with race.

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

Weather wise California surely wins. Too bad its so full of gangsters and idiots.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

You're lucky you got out of that crappy weather at age 9. Plus Oregon and Washington are big time lib states.

They should ship phony Paula up there.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Just my bad luck: Jennifer Dokes at the Republic asked me the other day to do that Plugged-in piece and then I get placed right next to loser Paula and two away from Red Mike.

I guess someone has to offset those losers.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Remember that stupid YouTube Paula did where she was speaking to those ten or so women in that park? What a hoot that was!

She doesn't care who she represents; she just wants a forum of any kind given to her so she can shoot her mouth off.

The libs are always ready for a loud mouth so she is well qualified.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I notice Paula doesn't do anymore blogs on azvoices. Guess she didn't like the comments she got.

I hope she doesn't think she can run as a Democrat in Scottsdale and win anything.

midnightsstaff said...

I'm not sure what star she could hitch her wagon to and get pulled out of the mud.

I doubt she has any useful information to buy her way into the socialist party; and to be truthful it's not like they don't already have enough empty headed twenty somethings running around willing to do anything to get noticed.

I came to the conclusion she would be better suited as a union organizer, spokesperson for a rubber company or just another honorary red headed mexican.

midnightsstaff said...

Anyone else celebrating the President's birthday like we are over here?

I did a taste test on graham crackers dipped in milk until they get soggy last night with the original vs. the honey version.. I say the original is winner hands down.
..so in honor of Democrat leadership everywhere I think I am going to petition one of the local politicians to front a bill to not allow honey graham crackers to be sold in the state of Arizona based on my scientific recommendations.

..too bad Paula lost to Uberti.. she would carry the water for my dream legislation, this is the very type of woman/young mother targeted issue that would make her forget the illegal yard sign platform that has catapulted her to levels of success only she could dream of.

This signature legislation alone would provide sound footing and momentum in her becoming a national political figure; on the other hand Uberti being a mom probably would do it too..

Yeah you got a real live one over there Jim.

..next week, A&W vs. Henry Weinhard's in the root beer float contest and maybe that will inspire some more sound progressive/populist legislation getting to Jan Brewers desk..(bottle second drawer on the left)- no glass.

midnightsstaff said...

whew.. barely made the four o'clock deadline.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.unruly.ca/unruly/wp-content/uploads/wookie-woman-by-0-4-on-deviantart-200x305.jpg

first lady?

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy; brown bagging it is hardly racial.

In school and at work, the poor folks and thrifty wealthy Americans, carry paper bag lunches and some even use recycled bread sacks to carry sandwiches and chips. Some folks still carry tea in a glass jar to work in the Ozarks.

Funny note: "Illinois has legalized marijuana, not to help the sick, but to make them forget that they live in Illinois," -Wendell Shue, friend to my daughter.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy - Graham Crackers and milk = Milk Toast aka weaklings. Funny.

What would be the advantage to shutting down embassies and consulates? Al Qaeda will simply see that as a sign of fear and it's kind of the point of terrorism to make people alter their behavior.

Muslims would LOVE for me to join them, because like lonely old widowed dudes like me. I was told that widowed men with my talents are highly sought.

It would be cool if I could go to Europe, but I can't afford it. Go see some haunted castles. See the old family castle in Germany.

Another week of work coming up. More training. Filming. Ducking the wolf and people have already started asking for the DVD and CD for "Let's go to the River." We just need to continue to improve our work and sooner or later, we'll succeed.

This is still the United States of America where three innovative country folks can build a Hollywood grade studio in a hay barn.

Mike Slater said...

I'm sure Paula would make a great community agitator for the Democrat Party.

She should move to the People's Republic of California where she would be among other malcontents and feel right at home.

Rick Kepple said...

I don't know Paula. Does she bait her own hook? Do her own shopping?

I had the honor of taking an elderly friend grocery shopping the other day. I'm hoping that when I'm old, that youngsters are still hanging out with me.

Statistics show that Democrats and Liberals talk about charity, but don't really do it.

midnightsstaff said...

Well I can rest easier knowing the buses will be back on schedule tomorrow and the strike is over, I bet everyone else is breathing a sigh of relief eh?

Rick Kepple said...

Bus strike.

"A strange phenomenon happened when no one was thrown under a bus during the strike."

Just kidding.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Yeah, be careful of those 4:00 deadlines. I'm very strict about when we go to press. Remember, this is a publication that is available world wide and has to be released in certain time zones at certain times!

Jim McAllister said...

"A strange phenomenon happened when no one was thrown under a bus during the strike."

Good analogy. I think the strike here has been settled according to today's paper.

I can't remember the last time I rode a city bus but in my youth I rode them a lot.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Paula takes herself WAYYYYY too serious. Remember that YouTube she did? She was in front of those ten women or so yelling about a WAR ON WOMEN and I thought they would have to tear that Mic out of her hands to get her to shut up.

I would like to thank Ugenti for whipping her ass in the election a couple years ago. She did all of us in that district a big favor: she kept Paula from being elected and she sent her over to the dark side of the Dems.

Thanks, Michelle!

midnightsstaff said...

.."Important to note is that this past February (2013) the Federal Security Services (FSB) had warned of the US military plan to assassinate Obama in what Russian intelligence analysts say will be a takeover of the United States similar to the coup currently being undertaken in Egypt; and the GRU had further warned this past November (2012) that the Obama regimes war against its own generals was, also, likely to end in a military coup after the Washington D.C. gun battle toppled the top US military leader, former Four-Star Army General and CIA director David Petraeus, of this planed takeover"..

http://www.eutimes.net/2013/08/switzerland-warning-against-obama-regime-stuns-russia/

.."Situation: Grave, Do Not Travel warning for the United States upgrading that North American nation from its current status as “Stable” and on par with a similar warning issued for the war torn Middle Eastern country of Syria."

..hmmmm..being in the US is as dangerous as Syria?

Mike Slater said...

Jim, lucky you had Ugenti to vote for.

Paula's bio says she's a long time conservative. I found that kinda funny.

midnightsstaff said...

Hey Rick, how about some progressive western music..
"theyre hanging me tonight" by Red Snapper...

Dave Ayers the dude on the strat kinda reminds me of you..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nom2AOvfqqY

take a few moments and listen to some nice relaxing instrumental.(not really western) and they are Brits.

Rick Kepple said...

Thanks Middy. Millions of data on U.S. counterintelligence from the CIA to be released to Wikileaks ...

The embassy closings would make sense. Fumigate the place for bugs.

I looked up the security warnings of Syria and foreigners are advised to leave immediately.

So if the United States had that same security rating, then foreigners would be advised to leave prior to a military action.

If that's true, it won't be long now. If it's propaganda, it will be a bit longer.

Rick Kepple said...

You forget, Middy, I live in the Ozarks. You live near the border and that is the dangerous place.

These things start in California and New York City first. However, some intelligence says that terrorists are gonna hit the Midwest this time.

President Obama even said that rural Americans need to be armed, while city folks need to be disarmed.

midnightsstaff said...

dude, you need to listen to the red snapper and chill out a little, they ain't coming.

..you simply don't have to sleep in the backyard with that double barrel tonight.

They are pulling the old "look, a squirrel" on us again.. nothing like living on edge to put the fear of not only God but the government in the hearts of most Americans.

You can tell they are really worried about this Bengazi thing.. despite their best efforts the bodies just keep floating to the surface.

..oh don't let that little bit of propaganda about leaving guns in the hands of red states go to your head, he has no intention of ever giving up on taking them away from us, they are the only thing preventing us from being another muslim state.

..damn, missed the ten o'clock deadline.. Jim will be furious.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Yeah, you missed the 10:00 deadline but because of your high standing on this here blog, I'll overlook it.

I've been saying all along that Benghazi is like Watergate: It just isn't going to go away.

midnightsstaff said...

I think you might be right on this one, what will happen is another issue I suppose.
hey.. one bridge at a time eh?
look at the Coyotes.. they seem to have dodged the bullet for a while.. maybe things will limp along like this for a long time, I guess that's the best to hope for.

Eleven partners I heard, I have no idea what the deal finally came to but it's a good thing to finally have the issue settled.

midnightsstaff said...

I had to check google to see if we actually did drop a nuclear device on Hiroshima in 1945- a pivotal moment in history.. there is nothing about this event on any news outlet..

..what a screwed up nation this is.
nice article on light rail, btw..no one is listening.

Glo said...

Hi Middy,

I saw an article online today about Japan commemorating the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing and how activists there want Japan to shut down nuclear facilities as a commitment to peace.

I read an excellent book on the three weeks elading up to the bombing and the aftermath: Shockwave. As you say, a pivotal moment in human history.

Hey Jim - Was that you I saw fidgeting in line to get tickets to see Obama today?

Rick Kepple said...

I can't believe that 80 Waynesville Mo homes are flooded out! Heavy rains broke the previous flood record. That tends to happen when a storm dumps 6 inches of rain and MORE coming.

Got permission to use more music in videos!

SN people haven't replied, so we're going to use another artist's music instead. He probably needs the money anyway and he did give us permission to use any song we wish, because our last film kicked ass! Well, SN has enough money and she doesn't want any more.

I was gonna go with the Planets of the Universe, but SN has a bad habit of suing people over her music, so not going there without permission.

There are lots of other artists who need the money.

Rick Kepple said...

The Gasconade River broke a record and has closed I-44 with water over the road. That's only happened one other time. Lots of roads are closed.

Warnings are out to stay home, don't travel unless it's necessary. A five year old girl drowned this morning in a small flooded creek.

I went kayaking once on the Gasconade when it was high and so was I, and on a normal 5 hour trip, it took me about 30 minutes. It was wild! I wouldn't even try it today! Sounds like fun though.

midnightsstaff said...

I guess I spoke too soon, there is a link on Drudge now about the unveiling of the newest Japanese carrier today.. I wonder if it's nuclear powered?

Oh yeah.. Fukushima is completely out of control and dumping radioactive water in the ocean; nothing the Pacific current won't take care of.

http://preview.reuters.com/2013/8/5/fukushima-radioactive-water-likely-breached

..blue glo tuna sandwich is the special of the day.

midnightsstaff said...

I am really second thinking nuclear power after seeing the ineptitude on display by Larry, Homer and Moe at Tepco.

The eternal politicizing of the issue leaving us in the middle vulnerable and ultimately responsible has simply made it too dangerous; frankly the process they are using now should have been upgraded decades ago- look at the safety record of the US navy.. that should be the standard and used in a decentralized manner.

..now watch a sub blow up to prove me wrong.

midnightsstaff said...

The weather is changing, this summer the artic had the shortest free water season on record..

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/shortest-arctic-melt-season-on-record/

..my pool is actually cooling off already Rick so I think we can expect weird weather as the norm this year- I suspect we are entering another ice age.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/femen-is-coming-the-barebreasted-feminist-group-who-want-london-women-to-go-topless-in-the-name-of-political-protest-8743623.html

Well it shouldn't be but it is disturbing.. kind of like a ufo meeting in Joshua Tree.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

That was me; got good tickets too. I'm disappointed though; I thought no good SOB would at least give me an Obamaphone. After all, I just read where 41 of them are unauthorized so what about me?

Jillian Kay Melchior of National Review Online, who is not welfare eligible, received three phones just by showing up at welfare offices and cooperating with phone company reps. She told no lies, they just insisted on signing her up. A recent audit indicated 41 percent of Lifeline recipients were ineligible for the benefit.

Rick Kepple said...

I heard that five people are dead, including a four-year-old boy and his mother is missing when the flash flood hit Waynesville Missouri last night! Some 80 homes are under water! Governor Jay Nixon declared Pulaski and Texas Counties in Missouri, disaster areas. The highway connecting to my road is closed due to high water. I-44 is closed nearby.

Strange weather we're having.

Oddly enough, sheetrockers have been volunteering to finish up the control room in the studio in the last couple of days! And yeah, we had water get in under the doors and we're on top of a mountain!

And Lana said no video of the disaster.

Rick Kepple said...

My daughter gets Obamaphones. She's got a BG dangerous kind of stalker and is staying with me. Her, not the stalker. They would make good ways to avoid stalkers.

Rick Kepple said...

So one person drowned and several still missing in a flash flood last night.

I've photographed that river a lot and it's NEVER come up that fast to catch people unaware!

The story made international news! http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/06/missouri-flooding-death/2624323/

Rick Kepple said...

Here is a helicopter view of the flooded areas in Waynesville, Missouri! It's just a few miles away from me.

http://www.ky3.com/videogallery/76931649/News/Aerial-Video:-Helicopter-tour-of-the-flooding-in-the-Waynesville-area

Some reports say that over 10 inches of rain fell that caused the instantaneous flooding! http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/08/06/nixon-emergency-deadly-flash-flooding-missouri/

midnightsstaff said...

Yep, I'll take this good old boring heat any day over getting flooded out.

..Damn cottonmouths will be everywhere.

..and the bugs and the heat and the mold and I could go on and on.. there's a damn good reason I don't hang my hat in Oklahoma.

well Rick I hope the Enchanted Kingdom doesn't float off toward Mississippi in the night taking you and the herd.

..it's always worse in the night.

Rick Kepple said...

Well, you've seen the flooding on national TV where a lovely wild trout stream, has closed I-44 for a 14 mile length! I hope the trout go back where they belong so I can eat them.

In other news, a Missouri man traveled to Italy to snap a finger off of a priceless statue. More heavy rain is expected for the rest of the week.

Cottonmouths are right! Copperheads be heading to high ground too!

Then there will be mosquitoes, disease, mold, ...

On the other hand, there will be disaster aid money providing lots of jobs!

I filmed a commercial for a sheetrocker who did our ceiling for free! A couple of sheetrockers had watched our latest video and one of them brought the drywall and the other installed it!

There are a number of people who are impressed with what we are doing and they like that we film ordinary things and put great music to it!

It's like Music News.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy's always so funny.

Hey! It's raining! I guess I'll wade out and do a little gardening. Plant some rice.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/10226393/Zimbabwe-to-open-a-blacks-only-stock-exchange.html

.."Zimbabwe's regime has promised to open a new and racially exclusive stock exchange, allowing blacks alone to trade shares seized from foreign companies"..

Illustrating once again that investing hope that any black leadership will lead anywhere but to outright tyranny and lawlessness is a fools dream- the race has historically proved itself more inclined to choose a steady supply of war lords to steal for them rather than produce- evidently it's in the DNA.

..does that sound bigoted and judgmental?, only if stealing and dividing the loot on racial lines is not- in Pink Mike and the Red Menace's world I suppose I am a bigot for mentioning the truth of the issue.

Rick Kepple said...

Three days into the county and my daughter got interviewed on TV news asking for her opinion. They asked her what she would do if she found a dead body in the receding flood waters.

They mentioned that they might show a clip of our peaceful kayaking video for a contrast/comparison of the river.

http://youtu.be/gCwYuiKC6HE

Rick Kepple said...

Yeah, I can see how a statement like that would be shocking. I guess I've seen and heard it all so very little of what city folks surprises me these days.

College taught me to space out and take the route that I always do, forgetting that all freeway traffic has been diverted that way, thereby getting caught in stalled traffic.

Hey, but I did video two conservation officers chosen by the governor to come in and work making lists of people and property that need help.

I guess the governor declared Pulaski County a disaster area. I haven't heard of any music stars dropping by to throw a relief effort.

Maybe President Obama can come and calm the waters.

Pax Obama.

midnightsstaff said...

haha.. yeah Pax Obama.

Rick Kepple said...

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon mobilized the Missouri National Guard to Pulaski and Phelps County in response to the flooding.

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-governor-deploys-missouri-national-guard-members-20130807,0,1617730.story

I think it's about 20 MP's.

Rick Kepple said...

Hey, I was wondering if you guys know anyone who would like to contribute money to help make a DVD to sell and raise money to help storm victims this year? There are so many of them.

I'll see if I can talk to some other artists and business folks to raise the money for the pressing of the discs.

If you want to fly in and see the area, it's best to fly into St. Louis then take a flight from there to Forney Field on Fort Leonard Wood and we could pick you up there and it will be a bit challenging to get there.

Rick Kepple said...

Okay, I just spoke to Edgel Groves Sr. and he suggested to make a downloadable version to avoid manufacturing and just ask that a donation be given to a charity!

But you're welcome to visit anyway!

And I still have the budget problem, but maybe good things will come.

Mike Slater said...

Is it just me or is there a little too much Rick on these blogs?

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, Middy, I filmed an ABC interviewer/camera operator filming my daughter. Then I interviewed a Fox News anchor on camera. I filmed him ... yeah. Cool.

I got a lot of good footage from another point of view of the flooding.

There are news helicopters, news vans, daily press briefings and it's insane in little bitty Waynesville Mo.

Meanwhile, a construction crew is working in my control room, so I can't edit the video until the work is done.

When college educated minds are stuck in neutral, it's definitely NOT a beautiful thing.

Mike, let's go shooting. I'm bored. I can set up the backdrop and you bring the ammo. We'll use yours.

midnightsstaff said...

If no one but two posters are leaving any comments for days at a time I don't know what you expect mike.

I get tired of tossing ideas out and having it land with a wet thud and lay there ignored for days.
I don't see how Rick who is actually carrying this blog can be looked at as the problem.

I am tired with the echo around here myself.
The nature of Jim's question is one that is going to have one answer for the few that actually attended college that post here, so expecting a lively discussion for two weeks is probably irrational to begin with.

..as far as blogs in general and this one in particular..

.."mele, mele tekinini...

Rick Kepple said...

Pax Middy.

Getting more rain today.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy, Rick, Mike, Glo, Proud, Steve and other loyal readers:

I will have more time to spend on this blog now that the Republic has stopped publishing the Opinion pages in the community editions. I have had a column in the Scottsdale Republic every two to four weeks since 2005 and it is now history.

I was informed of the discontinuance on Tuesday and my personal opinion is that the community editions will disappear completely eventually. It's just another cut back of the paper and another signal that 100% online is around the corner.

Since that job is gone, I'll have more time for this blog. Because of the "Politics" blog I do for the Republic, I don't send notification of this blog anymore since you guys already know where it is and check on it periodically. As great as I am, I don't want you to be too saturated with "me" to the point where you are saying, "Oh hell, is it him AGAIN?"

Speaking of the "Politics" blog of the Republic, I am now leaving my email address at the end of each column for those who want to leave comments. That blog site has been lacking a place for replies so I am providing one of my own. If I get enough comments I will post them as a separate blog on "Politics" so they can be universally read.

I intend to do a fresh blog in this space today, so stay tuned and check back regularly!

JM

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I see the financially troubled Arizona Republic, which is owned by Gannett, just laid off more employees. Unfortunately Montini, Roberts, Benson and Valdez were not on the list. Maybe next time.

midnightsstaff said...

The hummingbirds will eventually stop hanging around if I don't tend the feeder- no blame intended, it's just an observance of reality, an illustration everyone should relate to but for some reason won't.

Me, Mike, Cj, Steve, PTB, Hicks and others are not college grads so really what can we say on a blog that has a topic such as this one?
You, Glo, Rick and people who don't care enough to actually write their own thoughts directly are the only educated ones in the group..

I think it's fruitless to continue, there is no attempt at dialogue.
Whole days go by with no one responding to anything that's written; obviously this like a lot of other sites is merely a place for people to bring their spray cans to an empty wall and strike when no one is looking.

I realize a lot of what I say is not going to be received by either the leftists or the conservatives who are willing to swallow any level of groupthink in the name of their own political party's agenda yet not even be willing to discuss issues.
It reinforces my opinion of the mindset of the nation.

Many ignoring comments can be chalked up as a knee jerk gut reaction to my asocial block headed personal nature, which may have some merit but I have noticed few willing to explore issues that might shake the foundations they have built their lives on such as is it o k to love your country yet hate what your government has evolved into?

For instance the rationale of someone making the statement "if you aren't doing anything wrong why should you care about being watched" and when it's countered "then why do you put a door on the bathroom?" the conversation typically ends and a grudge begins.

And if there ever was something this nation needs it is to have their assumptions questioned every once and a while.

I guess the worst thing is to put real effort in writing your thoughts and have absolutely no response, it's like a bad marriage- something everyone should be able to relate.

Glo said...

Hey Jim,

I don't read the online AZ Rep any more since they started charging for the privilege. I moved over to KPHO Channel 5 online and get everything I need there. I've gone back to the AZ Rep on occasion to see what's what, and the new style is awful. I notice they now let you read 20 'free' articles a month. Big whoopee.

You were the only blogger on the old site I liked because you actually responded to the people who took the time to post. Try getting any resp0onse from Valdez or Laurie or Montini - fuggetaboutit.

I like this space. I think I've even gotten used to Rick ...

PS Four weeks from today I fly off again!


Rick Kepple said...

As great as I am, I don't want you to be too saturated with "me" to the point where you are saying, "Oh hell, is it him AGAIN?"

Yeah, when you're at my door every day, "Hey, Rick. Can you run me into town so I can get Barb some beer ..." then I'll be tired of you.

Middy ... I am just ... I don't know ... me, huh?

I just looked in the mirror and checked my ID. I'm me.

Rick Kepple said...

I taped a nice, long interview with the Waynesville Mo. mayor re: the floods.

Meanwhile in the control room; the walls will be painted on Saturday. Monday is the soonest that I can process all the interviews.

If you'd like to help, just go to Facebook's Good Samaritan Resource Center in Waynesville, or just wait for the video. It's free.

I saw lots of kayaks coming into town

Rick Kepple said...

The searchers found the missing woman in Waynesville.

Rick Kepple said...

Jim's blog is my obsession. It is my escape from the mundane of rural life. It's like visiting Scottsdale on a spiritual level. No muss ... no fuss.

Well, back into Waynesville to get stock footage. Watch all the news crews and film them filming people to inform the world, because people want to know what's going on in Waynesville, Missouri.

Fox News told me that in an interview.