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Friday, January 31, 2014


Fifteen individual musicians or groups that I liked who I wish were still popular and/or still alive:  Roy Orbison, James Brown, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Joe Walsh, Roy Buchanan, Phil Collins, Supertramp, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Norman Greenbaum, The Clash, Duran Duran,  Greg Kihn Band, and Blondie.  There are more but you get the point.  The music of today can’t touch the old stuff……….For anyone who is wondering, the answer is no, M. C. Hammer didn’t have a chance to make the list……….What would you do if you were Amanda Knox?  She was guilty, not guilty, and guilty again.  If I was her I would cancel any vacation to Italy and buy some glasses with the nose and mustache attached and head straight for underneath Funk and Wagnall’s porch………Here is a shocker:  NBC and their cohorts at MSNBC have reached the top of the list of networks that people don’t trust.  Gee, really? They always seem so open minded and classy!……….Great line sent from my buddy Allen in New Hampshire:  “Hmmmmmm….and yet another day has passed and I didn’t use Algebra once. Very interesting.”  I flunked it twice in high school but they gave me a “D” the second time since I showed up for class every day in summer school.  I’m glad I never needed it!..……….One has to wonder how Carnival ship cruises stay in business.  Another one had to scram back to port in Houston last Friday because of a virus outbreak that had everyone spewing from both ends.  Last week a Royal Caribbean ship had the same problem and I don’t know if they ever did get that cruise ship off its side in Italy a couple years ago.  With these incidents I think there are some good cruise deals out there but you may want to take your own provisions and a good life vest………If you know much about past American presidents you probably know that Calvin Coolidge was one of the quietest guys to ever live in Washington.  The man who was the pride of Vermont simply never had much to say but the nation grew fond of his peculiarities and often exaggerated them.  In one often told story it is said that a woman sitting next to Coolidge at a Washington dinner gushed “Mr.  President, my friend bet me that I wouldn’t get you to say three words tonight.”  Supposedly Coolidge replied, “You lose.”……….That story comes from a fine book by Bill Bryson that anyone who appreciates the history of the United States will enjoy.  It’s titled “One Summer, America, 1927”………Here is some good news:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been ''presented in a way that honors Native Americans.''  I hope that statement puts a stop to the nonsense that the name “Redskins” is demeaning to the Native American culture.  Some people need to acquire a sense of humor and not take themselves so serious.……….This response to Obama’s State of the Union is from Robert Robb of the Arizona Republic:   “The speech itself, however, demonstrated what a spent political force Obama has become.  He may as well have been wearing a sign saying “I’m a lame duck.”……….Finally:  If you live near Cave Creek, north Scottsdale, Grayhawk, Carefree or anywhere in the vicinity of those places where the Images AZ  magazine is in store racks or mailed, I have a story in the February edition about a interesting bit of history in north Scottsdale.  Check it out if you can.  See ya!


Jim McAllister said...


Thanks for the Bud commercial from the last blog. Great stuff with the Clydesdale and the pup.

duxoup said...

James, you sound a little like H. Cosel. YAK, YAK. Nevertheless, good read and worth a giggle.

PROUD said...

Thanks Jim, for the commercial compliment.

At first I thought, "what the hell does a horse (albeit magnificent) and a really cute puppy have to do with selling beer"? Then the whole, name recognition, brand identification, customer loyalty, thingy came to mind.... and I soon realized that having people SMILE, and FEEL GOOD when they see your brand name or logo is a hidden factor, one impossible to place any dollar amount on.

I thought Obama's SOTU speech was pathetic. he went from a grand vision of fundementally changing things to trying to hype and capitalize on whatever small-ball morsels(aka gay's in military or marriage, dream act atc) he's been allowed to (by exec. orders) proceed, (get away) with. It was all I could do to watch the entire thing, but I have been watching every SOTU since the 60's, and I'm too old to get branded a quitter. (better to be remembered as a puker?)

Wife asks me almost every year to go on a cruise....Not me!, I don't know any passwords or secret handshakes to get into any lodges or legions, so I'm not qualified to have a case of LEGIONNAIRES disease....Besides, after all the years of sailing and motoring....I have to captain what ever boat I board!

As you know, we live in Cave Creek, so the jail bird and I will be sure to look up the Feb issue of Images AZ....

Still think the Seattle defense will be a little too much for Manning and the D offense, but it should be a good game. BTW, after watching and listening to the Sherman / Crabtree field exchange, and two,(almost eloquent) subsequent Sherman interviews, I think I (and the entire civilized world) may have rushed to judgement about Mr Sherman being just another stupid, uneducated, nigg....I mean.....

Jim McAllister said...

From: Joe Finnerety


Yes, salvage crews righted the Italian cruise ship. salv

Mike said...

MSNBC fired another employee over the Cheerios ad with the bi-racial family calling the Republicans racists.

The way their going with firing people pretty soon there won't be anybody left.

Deb's always trying to get me to go on a cruise but with the latest incidents I have no desire to go on the good ship lollipoop.

midnightsstaff said...

I can't imagine a week on one of those bobbing petri dishes like the SS Mediterranean Ave. or the Lucitania-class Baltic Ave.. (think kid with a shoulder fired rocket)...

I've seen the general public on display and want no more of it- especially on some "we're outside the boundaries so it's law of the sea attitude". that the new normal class resort to the second they think they can get away with it.

I bet the lockup in one of those barges gets a real work out.

.."The music of today can’t touch the old stuff"………
No use even touching that issue but in my opinion the music today blows the oldies away, it's not even close.

Give me one good reason the perpetually pissed crowd would ever give up a totally contrived bone of contention like the "WashingturdBloodThirstySavages" team name they can drag around like some weird fetish year after year?

not in your lifetime Jim. the bank.

..ever think that those who can't master cursive still master cursing anyway- I guess it's like shorthand.

Jim McAllister said...


Howard Coselle? I'm supposed to be Walter Winchell!

Jim McAllister said...


Those Bud ads are brilliant. Everyone knows about the Clydesdales and Bud and when they tie in the puppy, it gives a heart throb. They don't have to show one bottle of beer; we know its a Bud ad and it is embedded in our minds because of the sweetness of the ad. Smart marketing.

I skipped the SOTU this year. I just get angry listen to the dummy lie for an hour. Now he has backed himself into a corner again since his own EPA guys see no problem with the pipeline. I love it.

I think sea cruises are going down the tubes. It's a nice idea that has backfired too many times. I see business picking up for those European river cruises. They stay near land and if something goes wrong, they can just swim a few feet to shore. Remember Frankie Fords 1959 hit, "Sea Cruise"?:

"Eweee, Eweee, baby, Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise."

I think that other than Manning, Denver doesn't have much and Wilson will probably have a big day.

What part of CC do you live in?

Jim McAllister said...


Did you see that clip of JonStewart interviewing Pelosi on Obamacare? Funny; he really nails her when he asks her why Obamacare is such a mess and she replies "I don't know."

Stewart goes ballistic, check out YouTube for it.

Cruises suck.

Jim McAllister said...


Floating petri dish is a good description of cruise boats.

I still like the older tunes. I don't even know what is popular anymore but unless we have a top 40 how can we measure? I think I'll go fire up Golden Earring doing "Radar Love" or Blondie with Deb Harry doing "Heart of Glass", one of the first rap songs.

Good for Goodell on the Redskins. I hope that shuts the liberals down for a while on that subject.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Joe.

I think that was a case of an idiot captain more than a problem with the ship. It sure looked weird laying on its side by the land.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,

I am delighted that you have highlighted the editorial brilliance of Bill Bryson. He is the underrated writer of the small nuances that make up life. He brings truth to the famous Sherlock Holmes literacy quote: "They have eyes but they don't see."

PROUD said...

Jim I recall Sea Cruise as being pretty big hit, I was 13 in '59, perpetually on the scent of one girl or another. Seems like every dance ended with a slow song, a fav of mine was "smoke gets in your eyes" Maybe the new Bud ad rekindles that wonderful puppy love? there is a male female component between the pup's owner and the guy who keeps returning it.

I loved Howard Cosel when he was trying to interview Alli..there was a chemistry between those two.

We are in Tatum Ranch, Cave Creek mailing address, but Phoenix services.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more, saw a replay of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, except for Carole King and Lou Adler and the late Donna Summer, some real crass stuff including Public Enemy aptly named who passes the mike to white haters Spike Lee and Harry 'Jamaica Farewell'. As to Amanda, just getting very weary of sensational killings that have victims w/o rights denied and Perps tweeting, texting and preening, done with all of them. Re MSNBC, Rance Priebus should have accepted the apology and still said "you're out"!

Buck Rogers, actually was my dad's nickname Frank 'Buck' Rogers, grew up in the '20s-'30's, Pitcher at Seton Hall, played with Chuck Connors and Bob Davies (the Cous before the Cous)and during WWII Exec of Ron 27 in Borneo, New Caledonia, Celebes, J.D. Morgan of UCLA his Commander, have cartoon from Newark Papers, 'Buck' Rogers strikes again. I know you're speaking of the Cartoon and Hollywood version, all the best, and Silent Cal was as well.

Rick Kepple said...

I'm watching a Tribute to Neil Young with John Fogerty, Booker T, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and more folks right now on TV, while I'm washing dishes.

Jen got a fire going. I offered to help, but I find it's not healthy to argue with a five foot tall tiny logging chick. "Get out of the way."

John Lennon was another favorite and I like to think that I'm living the life he inspired. The music studio, baking bread, a garden, but Lennon never hunted deer. He never went kayaking. I don't know if he ever went fishing either.

And Jimmy, I get to hang out with musicians, since I play bass. I LOVE playing guitar, but someone's gotta play bass. I used to be a lone wolf until the electric guitar. It's a social sport.

midnightsstaff said...

Old Man Rhythm is-a in my shoes-
it's no use sittin' here singin' the blues my guest, you've got nothin' to lose...... won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Whoo-ee, whoo-ee baby...
Whoo-ee, whoo-ee baby...

ya know for forty some years I thought he was saying "Scenic cruise".. like a double deck Greyhound or something.
Same thing with the "Palisades Park song" by Freddy Cannon- I and millions of others had no idea of east coast landmarks- he might as well been singing in arabic, there was no Google to check things out in the sixties.

Seems most of that era's music was centered around the Philly dance scene with Dick Clark as official mayor- today's Philly is no longer the hub of music, now it's just another hip hop war zone casualty.

Thankfully the East coast sound was rightfully abandoned once the Beach Boys and Dick Dale made the scene.
Once good guitarists like George Harrison and great dance bands like Pink Floyd began touring the States it saved us from ourselves.

..Fortunately music was saved and in the nick of time.

midnightsstaff said...

I appears that fat ass Christie has torpedoed his chances at ruling over us by playing politics with a bridge closure.

Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't intentionally closing down transportation and creating a crisis on an interstate pinch point be considered a terrorist act under the law?- after all, it's no different than creating a disturbance at an airport delaying flights and upsetting the normal operations.
I know if I did it I would be sitting in a cell waiting trial.

I would love to see him go to federal prison for the rest of his life- he is a turd no better than the Democrat turd that will inevitably replace him.

New Jersey is an open sewer, they deserve this level of tyranny- Arizona doesn't.

AHiredGun said...

Jim: You better be more careful on what you write, It WAS NOT a Carnival ship which returned to Houston; it was a Princess Cruise ship. Actually, Carnival has had only 3 norovirus outbreaks which appears to be the least among the major cruise lines - although, in my opinion, one is too many.

I have been on 3 cruises in 12 years - all Carnival - and had a great time on all three. Even won money in their casinos each time I went - lol.

As far as the Affordable Care Act is concerned, give it up guys, the law won't be going anywhere. That is why Obama's quip about the "44 times" was one of the things that made the GOP so grumpy. And the lady who responded for the GOP? She said absolutely NOTHING of substance, which is what the GOP/Tea Party propose these days. Want proof? Check the GOP proposal to counter the ACA, which was yanked last week. The GOP sponsors (Coburn and Hatch) didn't even know it reduced benefits and contained a TAX INCREASE. What maroons (to quote Bugs Bunny).

AHiredGun said...

Butch: What could really hurt Christie is that someone died because of the lane closures; that would make it a felony.

Actually Arizona is just as bad as New Jersey (and other states). We have our own brand of crooks and scallywags. Want proof? How about the guys involved in the Savings and Loan scandal? (Charles Keating and the Phoenician debacle). Or Brewer giving millions to the private prison industry (which is something you should know about). Not to mention that gasbag, Russell Pearce, and his "All-American" family. New Jersey has just been doing it longer.

Jim McAllister said...


Got a better question. Where was the Buck Rogers Trading Post? What was it built out of?

Correct answer get you a commendation as an expert in Arizona history. From me of course, just another meaningless commendation.

Jim Johnson

Jim McAllister said...


In response to your comment about my being more careful with what I write because "IT WAS NOT A CARNIVAL SHIP" I give you the following news report on the incident: The Caribbean Princess owned by Carnival Corp, returned to port late Thursday in Houston with at least 162 of the 3,102 passengers and 11 of the 1,148 crew members reporting symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This isn't my first day on the job.

Jim McAllister said...


Thanks, Bryson's book is very interesting. 1927 was definitely a pivotal year in the USA with the action of Ruth, Lindbergh, and others and was a prelude to 1929.

It definitely is a good read. Amazon has it at a pretty good price.,

midnightsstaff said...

Actually Joe if you take a look at the law, to bring conspiracy charges for an act of terrorism itself doesn't even have to be taken past the collusion stage to file charges, it's a pretty wide net.

..An unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died of cardiac arrest.
A car accident with multiple injuries.
A missing 4-year-old.

.."With local streets at a standstill after access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were abruptly closed emergency responders struggled to answer calls for help including these and other potentially life-or-death situations.
It took an hour for help to arrive at a building where a person was experiencing chest pains. Paramedics couldn’t even get to an elderly woman in cardiac arrest — they had to meet the ambulance en route to a hospital"..

If that was your mom who died would you be so cavalier in your attitude?

I understand if someone conspires to rob a bank they will be arrested on conspiracy charges even tho they never actually entered the bank.
..or am I delusional?

Besides a lady did die due to stalled traffic while in an ambulance and that is only one instance of political sabotage leading to a widespread delay in emergency services.

..The demonic bastard is guilty directly because he is immoral and views himself along with other politicians as above any law.

That RINO McRogers who delivered the apology speech has nothing to do with the red herring example you brought of tea party involvement.

If you would take the time to educate yourself instead of swallowing the simpleminded talking points Statists always provide for cover, you might realize what is actual and what is utter bullshit- such as the load you just dumped in our lap.
..but thanks for the opportunity to point out our differences, of course that would take an objective interest.
It's easier to just blame the ubiquitous scapegoat and leftist boogyman, the Tea party patriots. are really afraid of the truth eh Joe?- it's the real reason you continue to smear Sarah Palin and keep on parroting the lies.

I have criticized Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce along with numerous other low life political whores in this state, ask anyone.. it's a cheap trick you apologists use all the time; after all you never attempt to set the goal higher than to compare one act of criminal behavior to another even worse scoundrel, that's the reason we have a hard time getting any moral or honest people interested in politics.
Now with NSA gathering evidence on every American it's just a matter of who they want to expose and who they don't.

This is the East German Stazi style world you wanted- keep in mind this is also the war you demanded that is now on the way.

Jim McAllister said...


I remember Frankie Ford doing Sea Cruise on Dick Clark's Saturday night show in '59. Like all of Dick's guests, he pantomimed it to the record but it was pretty good.

My "Billboard" book shows that Frankie Ford was born Frank Guzzo on 8-4-1939 in Gretna, Louisiana. Oddly enough he appeared with Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis, and Carmen Miranda at local shows at an early age. He also appeared in the film "American Hot Wax."

If he is still living, he will be 75 in August. I'd love to interview him!

Jim McAllister said...


The Rock hall seems to let anyone in anymore. I agree on Belafonte; another angry idiot who was happy to cash in with his calypso crap in the 50s. Where the hell is Boyd Bennett and the Rockets and Cookie and the Cupkakes when we need them?!!

Chuck Connors sure did well for an ex-athlete and the "Cous" was the master of the dribble for sure in the old times with Holy Cross and the Celts.

I remember once when he was doing the NBA games with Chris Schenkel and he received an award for being able to master a speech impediment.

Chis was building him up with a bunch of adjectives and when it was Bob's turn to talk he looked at Chris and said, "Thanks, Kwis."

Ya gotta love a guy with a sense of humor!

Jim McAllister said...


Neil Young brings back a lot of memories of the 60s and 70s.

It sounds like you are doing well: Got a babe in the kitchen, your plunking a bass, and enjoying life in the Show me state.

Not all bad and there is nothing wrong with playing bass. A lot of the older guys resisted it after playing the bass viol for many years but finally came around.

Jim McAllister said...


Scenic cruise? LOL Yeah, Frankie had his one day in the limelight with "Sea Cruise." (see above on PROUD'S comment his short bio).

Palisades Park was a real place in New Jersey. Blogger Joe Finnerty grew up in Hoboken in the 1930's and remembers it well along with everything else of that era.

PP was a big hit for Freddy Cannon in '62. Do you remember his first hit? (Tallhassee Lassie) He went on to have about 8 more till 1965.

I think he is still breathing somewhere.

Jim McAllister said...

Yep, That's it for Christie. It doesn't take much to knock one out when they are Republicans.

Jim McAllister said...

Joe (AHG),

I certainly hope the ACA isn't going anywhere. It has been a nightmare for Obama, idiot Pelosi, and the rest of his cronies like you. Did you see Jon Stewart interview her the other night? Fun for us to watch her fall all over herself; not so much for you libs.

It gives the Republicans a better chance in November to run the liberal bums out of Congress and get this country back where it belongs in the free enterprise system; not the government teat of food stamps for everyone and free phones that you guys think are so precious.

Jim McAllister said...

Jim Johnson,

You have me on Buck Rogers trading post. I never heard of it. Was that in the movies or the TV show?

I remember the great Olympic swimmer Buster Crabbe played Buck with fine character actor Charlie Middleton as Ming the Merciless.

Jim McAllister said...


Looks like Butch has you in a situation where you have some "splainin'" to do.

I hope you read my comment and news quote that the boat IS owned by Carnival. I don't just make this stuff up.

Jim McAllister said...

What else could we expect from these loons? Gee, Barack, what now? Is this what is known as a rock and a hard place?

Mike said...

Christie should just do to a Hillary on the bridge gate deal and say "at this point why does it really matter." Worked for her.

Saw the Stewart clip with Pelosi on FOX news. All that Botox must have screwed up her mind.

Had the pleasure of seeing the Clydesdales in Phoenix back in the 80's. I was working across the street from the Pointe at Squaw Peak and saw a big sign that the Clydesdales were there. Got to see them up close. Damn they're big. Even the little guys are big.

Rick Kepple said...

No one has asked what Barack said. I'm trying to create jobs and I wanted his cooperation. Content has been edited where appropriate and this is the first time anyone has seen this letter from President Obama.

Dear Richard:

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. It sounds like you are going through a difficult stretch, and I appreciate that you took the time to share your story with me.

Please know that I will keep fighting for people like you every single day I hold this office ... The road ahead may be long, but with hope and persistence, I know we can make it."

And then instead of asking for more information about the company, I was referred to a list of public offices. Probably Welfare, EBT, all that stuff.

No one is trying to stop the flood of jobs from going overseas. Not Democrat, not Republican. No, instead plans are to increase minimum wage to $10+ an hour. Not a word about the rising prices and costs will go up with minimum wage.

I have an idea to create jobs and it works too, but it will require cooperation from both GOP and Democrat. Republicans won't use it until they get a Republican in office. Democrats won't use it, because they'd lose control and the public programs are all about control.

It's easy.

Create a company by name, buy the equipment and instead of hiring in the traditional sense, you seek out "partners" to run that division. A leader is given a budget, instructions, and they effectively have to make their own salaries. Under employment law, partners don't get employee legal stuff. They're partners.

Here's the fun part. If the partners don't work out, companies may trade partners out between the divisions and modify the operating agreements.

Well, what do you think?

PROUD said...

Personally, I think IF....Rick thinks that letter was answered by Barack Obama.....

He's far worse than I ever suspected!

(You teased about the letter....NO ONE bit....)

(You brought it up again....NO ONE bit.....)

(So you finally had to publish it(in your own words instead of Presidential letter-head)....and at least (even if it was to tell you it's not real).....I BIT

Congrats Rick....YOU ARE SOMEBODY!

midnightsstaff said...

I think that is a wonderful idea Rick, with vision like that I can't see how you can fail.

Probably wouldn't work in a union shop tho, how would they negotiate with themselves?..
but that is a minor concern for a vision like you just explained.

I know this might sound distasteful but would there be a profit involved? and if so how would a fair profit be arrived at?
..again, we didn't get this far to lose it by quibbling now eh?- we'll just cross that bridge when we get there.

I guess I missed the part about where one gets the money to buy the equipment- that starts sounding suspiciously like some scheme Capitalists employ to bind the chains to the working man by charging usury if we are talking selling ownership.

With your creative philosophy I doubt you would feel comfortable through finding investors when government funding could do better and at a lower expense.
And finally once a profit is made and taxes are paid which partner gets what share of the largess? should everyone being equal take an even split of the pie even if some worked longer or at a different capacity? and what about expenses such as providing a decent healthcare package at an affordable price? after what you just saw with ObamaCare what compassionate business-erh I mean "fellow partner" could do something to his other partners like throwing them on the exchange?

I'm pretty sure you have already gone over all these questions and more already and are eager to prove that collectivism can work if only every one is in perfect agreement.

..and that's a conclusion I can wholeheartedly agree with- in fact it's pretty much what has made California example numero uno when we need to point out the failure of unicorn worship.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, I just read that some people in Missouri are leading the nation in starting a revolution. True.

I was in an undisclosed gun shop today and yeah, I'm a little nervous. They had some nice rifles. Walmart has all AR's and repeaters now.

Jim McAllister said...


So true on Pelosi. Stewart leans left but he is not afraid to go after them either as illustrated by the way he handled her.

Hillary had "What does it matter now" and Pelosi has "I don't
know." I loved Stewart's reaction. I thought he was going to jump over the desk

Stevebuzzardo said...

Gibson Sticks Thumb in Obama Administration's Eye with 'Government Series' Guitars

Rick Kepple said...

That guitar looks a little plain for the cost. I understand their pain though. The great Gibson wood indictment.

midnightsstaff said...

Go figure they lose to Buffalo, the doormat of the league two nights ago and tonight dominate the best team of the Metro division..

Rick, maybe we should all pool our money and possessions in one bank account and everyone just use what they need as they need it, that way no one ever goes overdrawn and everyone has plenty of money.. and if we ever run out just have the Treasury print up some more, sound good?

Yeah, Christie could save himself by declaring himself a Democrat, he does the same type of East German things to his own constituents the govt. did to Gibson guitar co.

..thugs dressed up- we need some rope.

If I got a letter from the White Hut I would call the bomb squad and be too embarrassed to tell anyone.
The only one that ever contacts me is the IRS.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, once again, you've convinced me of my erroneous thinking.

Middy, I saw that new Sig AR type rifle today. The one that you can drop in the sand, the mud, a river and still shoot it. Nice. Two thousand dollars. Not nice.

Well, seeing how I'm old, an AR weighs about ten pounds, plus ammo and gear, and you're talking forty pounds, easy. A Ruger 10/22 is lighter, the Israeli's use them for urban combat and they've done in lots of terrorists.

It's easier where you live, Middy. You either stand and fight, but you're a smart cookie. I figure you own a share in a celebrity bunker. I'm meeting a number of folks having moved here because the Bible says to 'run for the hills.'

Jen is a friend, not a babe. And she'll probably manage the farm when I'm gone on my trip.

Jim McAllister said...


Those bastards have been after Gibson forever. Glkad to see them fight back.

Jim McAllister said...


Yeah, they are definitely unpredictable. Good game though against Crosby and Company. Too bad they can't beat the crappola teams.

midnightsstaff said...

Well, we are in a pickle- the whole world is laughing in Obama's face openly now, he is a cartoon figure with no intention of doing anything helpful to the nation, and for some strange reason way too many people are still not willing to call a bad deal what it obviously is in the face of irrefutable evidence.

There was an interesting conversation between Victor Davis Hansen and Mark on Mark Levin's show Friday, he has about the same dim viewpoint as I do on Clownafornia's future and why the clown car Republicrats act like they are acting..
He seemed mystified as to why they seem hell bent on political suicide, but then most of us are to..

They would run the table if they would only listen to what the people want.
..but they won't.
I see Mitt Romney is now the front runner.. well, nothing surprises me anymore.

I got one beer left, I was saving it for tomorrow but I think I just changed my mind.

Jim McAllister said...

Here is a good example of how the "Affordable" Care Act will affect small businesses. This report is from a small car repair business in Pennsylvania who is getting a bit of a shock at their meeting about health care. It runs 4:23.

Check the comments at the end. All these employees probably voted for Obama. For those who did, look at it as a lesson learned the hard way.

I'm sure our lib bloggers will disagree. It's their problem that they are brainwashed.

midnightsstaff said...

I saw that video the other day, yeah it looks like the worst is yet to surface, after the elections they are including all employer funded plans, and that will make this first level look like a cakewalk.
but no matter, the people have spoken so to speak..

Here is a great article by Victor Hanson on the subject of how destructive the war on youth is by these potentates in Washington.

As usual Vic pierces the fog bank of political maneuver to the heart of the matter, he is the new Bill Buckley in my opinion- the kind of guy you would want for a neighbor.

Rick Kepple said...

Talked to an Rich Hoffman of Hoffman's Electric in Loveland, Colorado. Peyton Manning is QB for the Broncos and he's recovered quite well. It should be a good game.

The Super Bowl is the only football game that I spend time watching. I ignore activities unless I can participate in them.

Rick Kepple said...

BTW Middy, Jimmy et al, I followed your suggestions of how to create a traditional business. I asked you folks for capital and you refused. Banks refused. So you see, your suggestions don't work in the lower social classes.

My "partnership" theory does in fact work, but people must want to work and that's what separates the grain from the chaff. Middy doesn't like it, because it's RAW CAPITALISM and no subsidies. No rich guys paying his way. Middy might actually have to work for a living. Bummer.

I find people who want to prove themselves, make them a business partner and it is their job to make money to pay themselves. Legally, partners avoid all the employee entanglements.

And Middy didn't want it, so I'm giving the idea to Obama. His economists can work on the theory and that boys and girls is how politics is done.

midnightsstaff said...

.."The Super Bowl is the only football game that I spend time watching.
I ignore activities unless I can participate in them"..

Until I re-read that I thought it meant you were planning to be the half time Streaker at the game today but you're only watching- that's a relief.. before my first cup of coffee I thought it might be only two incomplete and conflicting thoughts trapped in a single sentence.

We all are glad to hear about Manning recovering so well, the heartbreak of Indigestion destroys lots of families today and too many people are too ashamed to even want to talk about it publicly- frankly I'm a bit surprised even you were able to dig the real story within the story out.
But maybe it's finally time to let the light shine on an American tragedy that's sweeping the nation, maybe Peyton will have the courage to become the new spokesman for the President's war on indigestion- since he has been in office I've read shocking reports of how the national level of indigestion has never been higher all across the nation- it needs to be addressed.

I reckon it's that sixth sense you have developed simultaneously with an attention to detail that makes a J degree from Boulder seem such a wise investment.
It only illustrates the proof that there are no shortcuts in life, one simply has to pay their dues- just like you taught us Rick.

It's the innate ability to see the whole picture yet at the same time ignoring the clutter that separates us wanna be's from those who can.

I chalk it up to just another example of the intangibles that amateurs like myself can only dream of; and to think it's only one component of the complete Golden Buffalo experience you bring to the blog daily, ..let me be the first to say...thanks Rick.

midnightsstaff said...

.."My "partnership" theory does in fact work, but people must want to work and that's what separates the grain from the chaff"..

I believe the last election when Mitt Romney promised if elected he would put America back to work and America said "Hell no" we started seeing the +47% level of national chaff for what it really is..

But the President has pretty much ran out of ideas in his sixth year leading us to new levels of prosperity so I can see his interest in your approach- maybe you should run for office..

..break a leg- so to speak.

AHiredGun said...

Jim: Apparently I was wrong about Princess - my bad. When I'm wrong, I admit it.

Butch: You misconstrued what I said about New Jersey vs. Arizona having corrupt politicians. I am against politicians who are corrupt, whether they are from the right or left. Upon conviction, they should be executed and have their assets forfeited.

Jim: As far as the ACA is concerned, I predict it will hurt the GOP/Tea Party far worse than the Democrats. When the "horror stories" are examined in detail, they turn out to be made up and incomplete. My biggest gripe about the ACA is that it should have been based on the single payer option, something the GOP absolutely refused to permit. So now, we have a flawed system which someday will probably end up as single payer.

Okay, enough of this stuff, I am going to go enjoy Super Bowl Sunday.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, Jimmy, Gun, holy cats! Bill O'Reilly is going to interview President Barack Obama before the Super Bowl starts! I'm somehow imagining two champions before a pro wrestling match with Don King officiating for both of them.

Jimmy, Mossberg put out a nice 5.56/.223 bolt action rifle that receives AR clips. It looks really nifty! That would be perfect for you! It's not that costly either. And if you don't like it, you can just give it to me.

Rick Kepple said...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is dead from heroin overdose! I would have never thought that he was a drug addict. You never know who is on hard drugs and who isn't these days.

Jimmy, are you okay? Middy?

Mike said...

The GOP had nothing to do with Obamacare. Not one Republican voted for it.

Even the Dems couldn't go along with single payer.

Now that it's an election year some Dems have said they're going to retire and the others are running away from Obamacare.

Have the feeling they're not going to want Obama campaigning for them.

The GOP will keep the house and probably take the senate and make Obama a true lame duck, as if he wasn't lame enough already.

midnightsstaff said...

ObamaCare has already done it's damage to our society, it really doesn't matter any longer what politics we now employ because the bridges have been burned.
The pivotal decision John Roberts inexplicably presented without reason granted absolute control over the entire nation to the forces of abject evil, and that power cannot be recovered politically.

John Roberts sold out my country, he in one decision became the worst traitor this nation has ever produced and by one stroke has condemned the future of the entire world back into the chains of feudalism.

If the 1-800-FUCK U primary contact number leading to a stage prop website didn't get your attention then the loss of our medical infrastructure eventually will.
There never was any attention to implementation because there never was any intention to implement.
It's done, it's over America is now officially engaged in it's second civil war.

It is an intentional two part system that has been created, buried in those thousands of pages of arcane, conflicting regulations is thousands of unrelated regulations designed to create a maize that's only intention can be to funnel existing money to the government also setting up future confiscations of what now is considered State owned capital.

Why have constrictive limitations as to your residency and taxpayer status unless both are intended to deny coverage and limit your options?

Has anyone noticed that the main constraints of the new normal are designed to punish non urban dwellers at the same time lock people into their current situation.
Allocation of needed services will now be meted out as to the needs of the State, medical care will be evaluated on a case by case method based entirely on governmental interpretation through a system of subjective criteria.
Private property rights simply cannot coexist within a growing collectivist state.

Simply put the law of the Abomination,(ObamaCare) now says what the IRS says it says, and the IRS has complete control of your personal medical needs- you will comply to the arbitrary critira or suffer the consequences- ever hear of the term "thought crimes"?

Hello NSA.

Hope you don't need some expensive bypass or emergency medical treatment in the future Joe, who knows how you as a lowly supportive sheep who's primary value was as a useful idiot now completed will be judged as to your potential value to the collective.

I personally doubt your status will be retained as to in-favor status with the Dumas because that circle always becomes very small in an ever shrinking economy.

But who cares, we have bread and circus to celebrate on this holiest of holy days.
Let the circus begin!

Jim McAllister said...

Halftime 22-0 Seattle. Peyton needs a miracle.

Jim McAllister said...

Oops! make that 29-0 on the second half kickoff.

Hmmmmm....I think I'll switch to Ed Sullivan or Lassie. A lot more intrigue.

I would hate to have paid for a second half commercial. I can hear the sets changing stations now.

midnightsstaff said...

The whole format is a joke Jim, how can a national championship be decided playing three games?

In the NHL the eventual winner has to play up to 28 games to actually win the Stanley Cup, this is just a matter of a bad day vs. a good one and statistically there are very few good close well played SB's.

It was nice taking a walk while the first half was being played, no one out and some nice clouds, ..half of America's women are going to take another beating tonight it looks like.. haha. urban myth.

midnightsstaff said...

Well if it's any consolation to you Bronco fans, the Japanese market is doing worse than the Bronco's this morning for the first half of Monday trading.

..rough seas ahead.

midnightsstaff said...

... yep they all work.
just cleaned my keyboard.
.. to conserve cyberspace I will just keep typing..

Remembering back to other great Bronco moments I remember the day OJ was trying to ditch the man on the freeway doing about 25 mph.
My then current project Jacque was sitting in front of the tv crying her eyes out.." he's just scared" she sniffled.. I took a look and said "If I just killed my wife and the cops were riding my ass I'd be scared too"..

..lots of guys like me learn one or two steps too late to avoid the look I got over that remark, but looking back it probably was the final nail in the coffin for me and ms Jacqueline.

I guess I should have kept my mouth shut or said "why are they doing this to him?, I don't understand" and then just gone and gotten her and myself a couple of beers.

I guess I figure OJ pretty much messed up my gig right along with his.. "when you come to the fork in the road take it" I always say..

Rick Kepple said...

So Middy, you're saying that I should follow my instincts? You were right about that frog in the water, you know.

Based on the evidence, banks are in fact taking over the world and controlling you, me, everything and everyone. The Beast that controls all humans on earth. It's number is 666.

The banks write the legislation, the legislators pass the legislation, the government enforces the legislation and the cops blindly do as they are told.

So Middy, ignore the bills and go for the best equipment that I can afford, or what? I was never the Hurry Up and Wait kind of guy.

PROUD said...

As I often say, A great defense trumps a great offense. Yesterdays we witnessed a great defense, who had their own great offense, as well as their own great special teams.....And, then there were the Bronco's....

If it's any consolation to Bronco fans, they were in the thick of things....UNTIL THE COIN TOSS!

Rick Kepple said...

True. The Broncos lost with the coin toss. It was a game for the bookies.

I concur. A good defense is better than a good offense. The Broncos goes to prove that sometimes you're just done from the git-go.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah I've heard that good defenses beat good offenses somewhere...

From the Denver Post.

.."For Super Bowl starters, the Broncos suffered from a horrific case of stage fright. Jitters turned to panic. Panic leaked to disaster. Disaster became humiliation"..

.."other than that Mrs. Lincoln how did you like the show?"..

The Bronco cult in Denver is taking it hard because of how fast things turned sour on them beginning with the opening snap.
It looks like it's the end of Peyton to me, so now what do they do?

..bottom line to me is the Superbowl other than for it's freak show value has outlived itself.

midnightsstaff said...

Talk about hometown drama queens.. here is a comment from today's DP on the Broncomeltdown.

.."It's time for all Bronco fans to paint the town BLACK and spray everything with skunk smell.
Break out and don the black garbage bags in the south stands.
Resurrect the old fans of years gone bay.
Dump garbage on Elway's yard!
Burn Bronco Jerseys in Fox's yard!
The Broncos played like a 2 and 14 team.
Pat- your fan base is standing in poop...
We are unhappier than sitting on a splintered two story frost bitten outhouse seat..
Is anyone listening? The Broncos stink!
The Broncos really Stink!
I stink!
Everything smells in Denver today!
Everything will smell for a long time.
The smell is so strong Obama has declared Colorado a state in humiliation"...

but, he wasn't done..

.."The night is black! The sun will not rise. All is lost in Colorado. Colorado is a desolate place today.
Paint every house black. Paint every car black. Paint the kiddies tricycles black!
Let our anguish... our pain be noted and our embarrassment as Bronco fans b…e known Life is over!
The world is coming to an end...
Judgment day (with Elway) is coming... IT BETTER COME after an embarrassing loss before the world.
It is time for sacramental offerings.
Redeem our state of this stench!
Place our flags at half mast... put on sack cloth... sprinkle ashes over our bodies... what great sin have we Bronco fans committed to deserve a team that smells so very bad?"..

Just wait until they figure out what Obama has done to them while they were looking the other way all last month.

Jim McAllister said...


One of the worst games ever. Denver just plain stunk the place up. I turned it off after halftime.

As always the commercials were pretty good, especially the Radio Shack's "The 80's just called they want their store back." Funny to see Cliff Claven, Mary Lou Retton, Hulk Hogan, Eric Estrada and the rest come running in and then they drive away in a Delorean.

I couldn't believe how old Seinfeld looked but it has been 1998 since his show was on. I still didn't think he would be bald and gray.

Arnold was pretty good too. The guy has a sense of humor to put on that wig and play ping pong.

The rest of the ads were decent too but the most enjoyable thing was the halftime show with Bruno Marrs. I ddid't even know who he was but I sure will remember the show. The guy is a great entertainer with his drum playing, singing, and dancing and his backup people were good too.

As much as I like The Red Hot Chili Peppers' music they were ridiculous looking, especially the bass player. They have been reincarnated a few times over the years I think; this must be the latest version.

Poor Peyton; he has talked of retirement but I don't think he will after that debacle. I don't think he wants the world to remember much about him, the Broncos and that game.

Gotta hand it to Seattle; they are a great team. Change that to PRETTY great since they lost a home game to the Cardinals. It gives Bruce Ariens something to boast about.

Jim McAllister said...


I had heard that Hoffman was back on the drugs after about 20 years of being clean. I guess that once they nail a guy they never really leave. They must be wonderful for people to kill themselves over them.

Rick Kepple said...

Denver almost got skunked! It was so embarrassing. Both legal marijuana states. Is it a coincidence?

Jimmy, my dove flock is growing. I have lots of deer. Gardening season starts in March. Me and a couple of other people are gonna share equipment, if we ever find equipment. Not to worry. God will provide.

Middy, it does sound like Colorado is smoking too much skunkweed.

Jim McAllister said...


I shows the value of second place when the Denver fans talk like that in the DP. Unless you are first, those 13-3 seasons don't mean a thing; you HAVE to win the SB.

If they would have lost 35-34 I'm sure a few fans would have given them the benefit of the doubt for "hanging in there" but that game was over before it started.

As I said about, the second half sponsors really got screwed. I heard a loud "Click" sound after the first half. Not as many pistascio nuts will be sold today.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah, life goes on..
About the only positive thing I can see coming out of this debacle is maybe we won't have to suffer those irritating Papa John's commercials with Peyton acting like a putz for the camera at every Coyotes telecast..


1987 Washington R******s 42.
Mile High Donkeys 10..


Jim McAllister said...


So true, good defense is boring but it also is a winner in most sports.

No difference in baseball: Would you rather see a 1-0 no hitter or a 10-9 win in 10 innings?

midnightsstaff said...

There are other things in today's news such as the layoffs now begin in earnest at Dell..

.."One of the publication's sources predicts the cuts -- which are expected to hit at least 15,000 people -- will be "a bloodbath" when it arrives this week.
The severance package includes two months' pay plus an extra week for each year in Dell's employ, a bonus at 75 percent, health insurance for 18 months in the U.S. and some outplacement services at least stateside"..

..nothing to worry about tho, at least the stock market is doing well today.. oh wait!

Obama told some fool yesterday there wasn't even a hint of a scandal at the IRS, we have his word on it.


Jim McAllister said...


They never should have merged the leagues. They should have left it the American Football League and the National Football League.

Somewhere Broadway Joe and Lenny Dawson are having a good laugh at what fools the Broncos are. I wonder if having a young John Elway would have helped.

Jim McAllister said...

The market is blowing up today; down 262 at the moment.

I can hear Redd Foxx now: "Here I come, 'lizabeth; this is the big one!"

Rick Kepple said...

Well, I was close. I said that the market would get to 17,000 before it came tumbling down and I have no doubt that it will.

In the last ten days, four banking executives have committed suicide. All connected with this fake economy in a big way.

I'm thinking of enlarging the garden. Use traditional along with raised bed gardening. I anticipate more canning this year.

Middy's right. SHTF time is close.

midnightsstaff said...

Na.. too much money not on the table yet, these people play chess while the average investor plays tiddly winks.

The game now is to make those who didn't get in on the last run up believe that the decks are cleared for another run..
I think it's an inside job, just look at the ten year bond rate, the money crowd seems to know something everyone else doesn't..
When it really goes down for good I doubt the market will even open while all the hogs such as JPM and GS get theirs out- hell the S&P didn't even gap down, just resumed it's Friday slide.

..these guys are pros.

midnightsstaff said...

It's time to count one's blessings Jim, for instance we don't live in the unarmed shooting gallery of New York or (pick one) when this thing actually does drop off the charts.
..might be a good day to pick up some ammo and canned food tho- gotta feel sorry for those caught on one of the shut down bridges when martial law is declared.

..days like this make me glad we didn't roll the dice on a Mitt Romney presidency- man that was a close one eh Rick?

Jim McAllister said...

I predict that Obama will rue the day that he said there wasn't a "smidgeon" of deceit in the IRS scandal.

As he does his daily screw ups, he will hear that word a lot.

Jim McAllister said...

From Dave in Memphis:

Obamacare simplified:

To insure the uninsured, first we make the insured uninsured. Then we make the formerly insured pay more to become re-insured to insure the uninsured are insured for free.

Mike said...

Loved how the Seahawks made the Broncos look foolish. A good defense always beats a good offense every time.

Denver now has the distinction of being the only team to lose 5 Super Bowls.

midnightsstaff said...

monkey see, monkey doo.. looks like the Japanese market is sounding again this morning, down 300 points right after the starting gun.

Well everything can't go right for ever, I suspect that except for a miracle we can expect to pay a lot more for things Clownafornia used to produce pretty quick.

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains stands at just 12 percent of the average level, the lowest measurement in the half-century records have been kept- so the obvious solution is to raise taxes.

(when you only have a hammer, everything becomes a nail on the left coast)

midnightsstaff said...

Ho Lee Cau.. Japanese stock market no likee..
This could be an interesting week, it's starting to strike me like one of those Airplane movies.

..maybe they're going to try one of those power dives and pull out at the last minute..
Leslie Nielsen calmly lights a cigarette, tells everyone not to worry as he makes his way to the back of the plane, parachute tucked under one arm.

What America is watching is an endless loop of a complete mad man at the helm with Joe "I got Shotgun" Biden as first mate.
.."Straight for the rocks, full speed ahead", and the Wookie is trying to line up some action for the weekend.

Nice night to watch the stars guys, Orion is in full command of the sky tonight- Arizona beats Buffalo New York any day.

Jim McAllister said...


Some people will say that "Well, at least they got to those Super Bowls."

To them I would say, "Yeah, but winning is the only thing that counts."

All we will remember is how inept they were on the big stage; not that they made it to the final game. Winning is all that counts; no one applauds a loser especially the way they lost so convincingly.

Jim McAllister said...

Dow is up 30 at the moment (9:02)

midnightsstaff said...

Hope it stays up.

Mike said...

Jim, when you have no running game and the QB has to pass on every down that's a recipe for losing games like Denver did. The Cardinals have the same problem.

The really good teams have a balanced attack running and passing which keeps the defense guessing.

A good running game sets up the passing game.

Some old time coaches didn't like the passing game like Woody Hayes who once said 3 things can happen when you throw a pass and 2 of them are bad.

midnightsstaff said...

Same thing if you throw a chair..

I bet Kapernick is feeling about as bad as Manning is today..
one play away..
And he has the arm to make that play three out of five times.

Looks like Jan Brewer is out beating the bushes for SB money, I wonder with all the nonsense involved is it such a money maker after all the security and such?

Not too sure how much more abuse the Glendale taxpayer can take- much more help from the politicians and the town will be in BK court.

Mike said...

I had the good sense to move out of Glendale a year and a half ago. The city government, in all their wisdom, thought having a mediocre hockey and football team would be a financial windfall. Turns out that was not the case.

Now the poor taxpayers of the city get to pick up the tab.

Rick Kepple said...

Thanks Middy. I did what I could for Mitt Romney. They did for me, so I do for them.

Jimmy, did I mention that I bought a used Fender Squier Strat? I think it's had hardware replaced. It stays in tune, best intonation that I've ever seen on any guitar! Fat strat. Plays really well.

Yep, Jimmy mention all those bands and uh huh. How about "One of us," by Joan Osbourne? Great guitar playing. Has that Neil Young Crazy Horse sound.

Well, the studio and music sales is not doing well, but not a big deal. But we're looking to put a wood furnace in to run three buildings.

I don't look for the economy to improve for anytime soon. Obama said so in the letter that he sent to me. So no matter what else he says, he said in a letter to me that it will take a very long time to turn things around.

Mitt Romney or Joe Biden will carry on with the globalization after 2016.

I heard on the radio today that several Democrats are not going to run again for the House and they are giving up, focusing on the Senate. Man, I've never seen such strategic sacrifices before in American politics! It's like chess, but weirder.

midnightsstaff said...

I'm with you on that mike, I'm not sure where the sport franchises got the idea that the taxpayer should do anything other than maybe give some tax breaks to owners to get a stadium built- much less float muni bonds to build one for a bunch of millionaires to play games for billionaires.

I moved here in 04 so both those projects were history by then.
I hope the economy can actually support them but honestly doubt it.
Arizona is a bandwagon state to begin with, that single DB championship has been awhile.
So the attendance shows it- same probably next year on the Cardinals and altho the Coyotes have improved, they would be worth a lot more in Canada.. so that is in the back of everybody's mind.
guess we will see.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Thanks Middy. I did what I could for Mitt Romney. They did for me, so I do for them"..

did you bump your head again Rick?- exactly what did you do for Mitt Romney?
-not steal his family dog?

I'm throwing a red flag on that one..

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, I can't believe that you would throw a red flag on my play!

Thank God for Mitt Romney.

Yes, I remember a time when family insisted that I get a good job at one of the high paying factories in Illinois after the Army. I insisted on studying to be a writer.

Unknown to me, a still unheard of, Mitt Romney bought up those factories and closed them down! He shipped the jobs overseas and that ended that argument. So in the end, I was seen to be right about following my instincts.

So yeah, I voted for Mitt. I'm thinking of helping him in the 2016 campaign, because some folks think that I should quit this Indie music and video thing and you know how the Mormons feel about mainstream entertainment.

midnightsstaff said...

Well that's about as believable as "I'll call you in the morning" and "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"..


Good move not going to Illinois, missed your big opportunity not heading for Gary In. tho.
housing is cheap.

Rick Kepple said...

It's true, Middy! God used Mitt Romney to get rid of the factories that I might have been trapped working in for my entire life, and married to a chick with lots of kids and grandkids!

Instead, I have the luxury of living on the Enchanted Farmstead, I've got a music and video studio, and now all I need is a girlfriend, instead of girls that are just friends.

President Obama hasn't really done anything for me like Mitt has done.

PROUD said...

What good is an Obama or a Romney? When what's really needed is: FREUD

PROUD said...

Man, the newswires are all atwitter with news that 4 drug dealers were arrested in connection with a junkie Hollywood actor overdosing on heroin....

Is it just me?, or does it seem like the media's trying hard to deflect blame for the death from the person that intentionally injected himself full of dope, to the low-lifes that sold it....

Can't help wondering just how long it will be before they find a way to arrest bathtub manufacturers or water company employees connected to Whitney Huston's 'tragic' death ????

Rick Kepple said...

According to the entertainment executives that I've talked to, they don't care if anyone gets drunk or drugged up. Oh they'll claim that someone else is responsible, but when you ask that other person, they deny it, saying that their management is responsible.

If some factory treated workers like management corporations treat celebrities, the government would shut them down, citing humanitarian reasons.

They will just find another Hoffman. They grow on trees in California. There are already eight more drug dealers to replace the four that got arrested.

Rick Kepple said...

Hoffman got busted with 80 bags of heroin. I had 25 bottles of morphine once and it's called "hoarding" and is a sign of suicidal intentions. Anyone else, and Hoffman would be said to be a distributor with that much heroin.

I Googled when the U.S. Senate would hold hearings into Hoffman's death and the heroin problem. It's been scheduled for the 10th of Never. There's a war on and heroin is how Afghanistan is paying for their weapons from the United States government.

Jim McAllister said...


I well remember Woody while growing up in Ohio. I don't know if a QB ever threw a pass while he was at Ohio State. His motto was "three yards and a cloud of dust."

He always had a gigantic fullback running up the middle. I especially remember a guy named "Hubert Bobo." Great name!

Jim McAllister said...


Kaepernick and Wilson have to be the two best in the NFL. I see where Wilson is now reporting to the Texas Rangers for spring training. Strictly a stud.

I equate the cities around here like Glendale with the country guy wearing white socks saying Golllllly! when viewing the Empire State building for the first time.

What fools they are and are finding it out now the hard way. They will lose their asses on the Super Bowl.

Jim McAllister said...


I agree on the Hoffman thing. The press equates the importance to "man bites dog" which is ridiculous.

I liked Hoffman but am not shocked at his demise; I heard long ago he was doing drugs. It was just a matter of time for him like it always is for the Hollywood phonies.

midnightsstaff said...

How is this possible in New York City?

Heroin is the most tightly controlled illegal substance besides the Saturday Night Special.
Keep in mind this is happening in the most locked down police state where they have long ago discarded the fourth amendment; so how could this happen?

Anyone with a clue knows that heroin is easier for kids to buy than liquor in NYC or anywhere else since the war on drugs began.
..after all the street dealer who's willing to take a chance due to a govt. guaranteed profit margin doesn't ask for ID.

Premium grade White Heroin is entirely controlled and imported by our CIA drug cartel who maintains armed troops in Afghanistan to prevent the Locals (Taliban) from destroying the crops like they were doing before we got there.

Is there any wonder the govt. is so invested in the war that supplies an endless number of inmates for private prisons, justifies taking our liberties through decree and funds the largest police state to ever be created?
All this guy's death means is we need increased spending (higher taxes) and longer sentences throwing away the key to finally eliminate heroin from our children's lives and make them safe once and for all. wink, wink, nod, nod..

Just look at Colorado where over one hundred people had to be admitted to hospitals just last weekend for overdosing on marijuana, (another deadly class I controlled narcotic same as heroin) in Colorado hospitals.

.."no pizza for you sonny"..
(by the way this short shows how it's actually white kids introducing the gullible middle class black kid to crack).. great stuff America.
Eric Holder approved this movie.

Clearly Colorado needs to follow the lead of an enlightened NYC if they want to turn things around and make life as safe as NYC has.

midnightsstaff said...

Stock market looks like it's on good footing now eh?
..all clear, time to invest!!- blue skies ahead.

Rick Kepple said...

Proud is right. When a celebrity dies, the government cares. In Pulaski County Missouri in 2013, there were something like 475 heroin overdose deaths. It prompted a press conference. There was real caring.

The human brain makes heroin, basically. Middy knows more about endorphins and alike. He can explain how it works.

Mike said...

Jim, Woody's "Three yards and a cloud of dust" worked pretty well in the Big Ten as it did for Michigan but when they went to the Rose Bowl and played teams like USC and UCLA that had good running and passing attacks they would lose most of the time.

midnightsstaff said...

I'm not sure Bud Wilkerson was aware the rules allowed throwing the football other than a lateral.

OU ran that wishbone offense most of his days coaching and pretty much dared anyone to defend it.

Worked in college ball, not so much in the pro game.
I consider any team that passes on first down to just be covering up for a weak running game.
..passing other than on third down and long is using the women's tee.

Green Bay is trash right now, until they upgrade that clueless middle linebacker Hawk and hire some beef for the entire offensive line they might as well forfeit the next season.

midnightsstaff said...

On a lighter note.
.." The attack reportedly started when at least one person entered an underground vault to cut telephone cables, and attackers fired more than 100 shots into Pacific Gas & Electric’s Metcalf transmission substation, knocking out 17 transformers. Electric officials were able to avert a blackout, but it took 27 days to repair the damage"..

But the authorities don't believe this might be any organized terrorist attack or a dry run for a larger grid attack even tho the shooting sites had cairns of stacked rocks indicating the sites had been pre registered and no fingerprints were found on any of the spent casings, odd don't you think?..

..good thing they are capturing and storing all these emails and telephone calls between Barb and her girlfriends along with every teenage girl eh?- after all if it's for our own safety that must mean we are our own worst enemy.

Ya know, after reading that again it sort of makes sense.

Stevebuzzardo said...

April attack that knocked out California power station raises fear...

It sounds like it was a spontaneous reaction to a video. What difference, at this point, does it make?

midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha.. thanks, I needed that.
They want to spend all day riffling through your daily astrology support group emails and what online recipes pages you visit but seem to come up bupkis on anything that might actually have to deal with national security.

It's nothing but an in your face farce that Monte Python couldn't dream up- "every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under"
HL Mencken.
..words to live by..

Jim McAllister said...


Those damned white kids are at it again introducing those poor black kids to drugs.

That's a well produced video; no wonder Holder endorsed that tape.

LOL What a bunch of sh-t!

Jim McAllister said...

Yeah, market up 142 as I speak (11:23 am). Whew! that was scary the other day; glad all is well now. LOL

Jim McAllister said...


It is always about the celebrities. Just look at Lohan and Bieber and the press they get. One might ask, Why? Because it sells.

Jim McAllister said...


Exactly; once Woody played outside the Big 10 it was curtains. Remember that opposing play he punched that time?

Woody was an a-hole but he did have a guy in the mid 50s who ran well but flopped as a pro: "Hopalong" Cassaday.

Jim McAllister said...


I remember when Wilkinson's teams won 47 games in a row until Notre Dame beat them in 1957.

Not so good in the pros but that was coaching the Cardinals in St. Louis, a feat in itself.

Jim McAllister said...

I'm glad they are monitoring Barb. She comes across as a sweetheart but it's all part of a plan to take over the neighborhood and then who knows what?

Jim McAllister said...

Can you imagine Mencken today if he was allowed to speak his mind?

Jim McAllister said...

Gee, what a shock. Why would anyone ever skip a trip to Russia for the Olympics? Ha-ha.

Mike said...

Jim, Gene Stallings also coached the Cardinals with the same results. After he was fired he went to Alabama and won a national championship. Maybe it's not the coaches that's the problem with the Cardinals. Maybe it's the ownership.

Jim McAllister said...


The ownership for sure. St. Louis was glad to dump the Bidwills. They would rather have no football or an expansion team than have them.

Remember a few years ago they were threatening going to L. A. at which time a lot of people here were hoping they would follow through on that threat. Unfortunately the taxpayers mistaken voted for the money to get the sports complex and here we are today.

I would have rather had the Arizona Wranglers with Bart Starr stay.

Rick Kepple said...

"But the authorities don't believe this might be any organized terrorist attack or a dry run for a larger grid attack even tho the shooting sites had cairns of stacked rocks indicating the sites had been pre registered and no fingerprints were found on any of the spent casings, odd don't you think?.."

Middy, you know as well as I do that is right out of the guerilla warfare tactics handbook. That implies training and there have been news stories about alleged terrorists having came across the border, probably working at any number of jobs and studying Americans.

Middy, be worried.

Okay, the guerilla warfare manual says to disrupt power, but don't harm the average person, because they would need the people on their side. They are not to engage any organized force, but to disrupt with hit and run tactics. Moreover, the leader creates MORE leaders, those leaders go to other areas and create new guerilla cells and they in turn disrupt. The idea is to wear the enemy down from within while being attacked on two or more fronts.

Ever wonder why you can buy about any gun you want? The government can't legally tell you to buy a gun, but they can scare you into doing it. And you have free choice of who you support.

Bottom line has been for years, that something violent is about to start, but it's hard to tell if it's fake or real.

Middy knows. I just gather information and guess.

midnightsstaff said...

..anyone got a thought on this turn of events?
It's a last minute,desperate and purely political move I would say.

Jim McAllister said...

For those who want a good laugh, here is a piece from New Times on our former red headed air head that should interest you.

Mike said...

Jim, I voted against the sports complex because I lived in Glendale and didn't care about the Coyotes or the Cardinals.

At least I had the opportunity to vote on it unlike the D-backs stadium where the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided that they would just tax us to pay for it and not allow a vote.

The Suns pulled the same thing when they threatened to move and of course the city caved and built them a new arena.

That's why I have never gone to a Suns, Cardinals or Coyotes game because I refuse to give them one more dime of my money.

When teams say they will leave if we don't build them a new stadium or arena I say Delta is ready when you are and I'll help you pack.

Mike said...

Jim, the red headed demon has no chance of winning the election. She couldn't win as a Republican so what makes her think she can win as a Democrat in a red district.

She needs to quit living in LaLa land and come back to reality land.

Jim McAllister said...

I'm with you Mike. I was really disappointed when the Cardinals didn't make the L. A. move.

The Bidwells are the worst owners in the NFL and probably ALL sports. I don't know why cities kiss up to these teams. Now they are all bitching about how much money they will lose on things like the Super Bowl.


Jim McAllister said...

Paula is as dumb as a post and she loves to see her picture in the paper and get an occasional sound bite.

She is a type "A" fool who just doesn't get it. The really funny thing is that she told me once her husband is a Republican.

midnightsstaff said...

That district is screwed, choosing between two whack jobs is how we got where we are today.
Kavanaugh has the intelligence of a cigar store Indian and she will do anything for airtime.

This is why no decent person wants to go into politics, all you ever do is talk to morally compromised asshatts and beg money- I wouldn't want to be in the same room with that pair.

Meanwhile my own US Representative Raul Gjarvalda (or whatever his name is), probably will clean up again in the English as a second language District I find myself in.
Gerrymandered right back into Northern Chihuahua, I thought I had escaped this crap when I moved from Arnold's playhouse.

Well, maybe we will finally get some legislation on campaign signs if she backs in, they are just leaving the school bond signs up year round now.. might as well get some LCD billboards- Si'.

PROUD said...

Jim...I will be the first to admit I was completely fooled by Paula. I met her, talked tho her, and bought her story. It wasn't until just ahead of the closing down of AZcentral, when she did a complete 180 degree flip and started championing Walter / Downtowner's point of view that I publicly called her out and predicted SHE would change parties because she got her ass kicked in her primary run.

I scored any number of now,(after switching party's) prophetic points in our heated AZC exchanges, which she summarily dismissed as my just being an "ASS"
(for the record, there's no debating that accusation).

Obviously, her ambition exceeds her ability (or intellect)....

Changing gears, did you guys hear the bad news about Curt Shilling having cancer?:

As a loyal Diamondback fan, I still get emotional thinking about the 2001, Johnson / Schilling World series season. I struck out cancer in 2006, and I can't throw a slider, Curt should have NO problem getting this final out!
(BTW...I wouldn't say that if we were talking about Byung-Hyun Kim and his history of:... FINAL OUTS)

Jim McAllister said...


As you say, neither are good but I would rather see him in rather than her. She is as phony as a $3 bill and worth even less.

Mike said...

Middy, you need to move to a conservative district. Baja Arizona is not the place to live.

Jim McAllister said...


Middy, Allison, Barb and me used to meet occasionally with Paula for coffee in the days she thought she was a Republican.

She was diehard "R" until she found she could make no gains through them so she switched over to the dark side. "Phony" doesn't really show what a loser she is but will probably have to do for now. I thought it was funny when she talked about the war on women; a loser's diatribe.

As Middy says, she is just looking for someone, somewhere who will listen to her nonsense. I have news for her: it won't be the voters in her district who are 2-1 Republican.

Maybe this would be a good time for her to move back to Toledo.

Jim McAllister said...


midnightsstaff said...

Hopefully he has caught it early, it's no longer a death sentence like when cars were fun to have.

Well, I finally figured out why I couldn't get the Blackhawk game- it's tomorrow night- guess I'm programmed into thinking Thursday night hockey.
Yeah someone did that shooting for a reason, guess that's the question tho eh?

Obama throws in towel on ObamaCare, want's to put everything back to after three years.
yeah, like you can stuff a genie back into the bottle- RINO's to the rescue..

Don't make the mistake of underestimating the level of idiocracy on display within the Democrat underworld Jim.
You are mistaken- Paula is totally electable in a whacked out Democrat district but once again she is making the mistake of not finding some heavily Dem. district with a retiring incumbent or some vulnerable leaner she can topple with a line of bullshit.

Going after this blowhard is probably suicide; smart isn't spoken up there evidently, they proved it already by electing him so he is going to be a tough nut to crack. the time she learns the game it will be too late for her.
The Red Menace- "takes a licking but keeps on ticking". haha, my best one yet.

midnightsstaff said...

I would be happy on some damn reservation if the government would just leave me the hell alone.
It doesn't matter mike, this district was as red as red can get when I moved up here, but the stagnant economy is eroding that quality that Arizonan's used to have and the steady drip of liberals from the left coast bringing their disease has changed things a bit.

I've noticed that the front yards don't get kept up when people see their main investment locked up either in an underwater mortgage or just as a non liquid albatross that can't be moved.
Paint jobs go undone, weeds don't get plucked, for rent signs pop up.
We got lucky in Goodyear, that big mall did not get going past the underground before the economy said "no mas".
These soon to be abandoned malls are going to bankrupt a lot of formerly solvent cities all across the US.
..not just Glendale.

Rick Kepple said...

Cancer. I've been advised to have those diagnostic tests and I object. I mean; why? If you have family or a good career to live for, but otherwise a fella's just a meat sack with an expiration date. And suicide is sinful, so there ya are.

God is taking good folks home. Lots of them. No floating up into the air. It looks perfectly normal. When Jesus comes back, it'll probably be a woman.

In the meantime, the people in secret who changed so much and kept people safe in the military all go to the honored blue world on the other side and forgotten. Remembered only a few times a year by people wondering about the price of a yard of earth for eternity.

If I had cancer, I'd get off all the pills and go all herbal. To hell with the rules. Live life.

Rick Kepple said...

Well heck, Jimmy.

Articles of impeachment have been filed against Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

This is the same guy who signed the MIAC report saying that Christian military veterans might be potential terrorists.

God always seems to make things right in the end.

Who else will be impeached?

midnightsstaff said...

I would only hope this is the first of many impeachments coming.
..the whole system needs a fumigation and to have some tables kicked over.

Too many of these psychopaths take public service as license for becoming a minor tyrant, like that dog turd Christie.

midnightsstaff said...

.."An Australian cricket fan who allegedly smuggled a pig into a Brisbane sports ground during a test against England has agreed to undergo mediation with the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.
David Gunn, 33, was charged with animal cruelty after the pig was sneaked into the Gabba ground with its snout taped shut and disguised as a baby"..

Hahaha..well, disguised as a baby? maybe it was a baby pig.. I need to look in to that cricket game, sounds like a fun bunch...

Mike said...

Middy, you need to move to Sun City. It's about 90% Republican and all the yards are well kept. All the state and national reps are Republicans.

I feel for Curt Schilling because I know what's it like to have cancer. When I was 22 I had a mole on my arm that turned black and would bleed. I went to my family doctor and he cut it out and had it tested. The test came back as black melanoma one of the worst cancers you can have.

I had to go to the hospital where a cancer doctor took out all the tissue down to the bone. Luckily they got it all.

I had to wait a week for the results and that was the longest week of my life.

midnightsstaff said...

Didn't appreciate the baby pig story eh?
How about a new twist on soylent green?

.."In Durham, England, corpses will soon be used to generate electricity. A crematorium is installing turbines in its burners that will convert waste heat from the combustion of each corpse into as much as 150 kilowatt-hours of juice — enough to power 1,500 televisions for an hour. The facility plans to sell the electricity to local power companies"..

Sounds like the libs have figured out a way to squeeze a few more pence out of the average bloke that has the misfortune to die under British collectivism.

Mike, I doubt the good citizens up there in Sleepy Hollow would appreciate a free spirit like me playing Velvet Belly on the balcony at ten thirty on a week night.
Of course most of them are deaf so maybe the music wouldn't be a problem- haha.

PROUD said...

Middy, even if theblue hairs get mad at your 10:30 serenade, by the time they shuffle their "hurry-vane" to where the avocado green Princess phone is,(under years of old news papers and TV guides), they probably won't even remember what it was that made them mad in the first place. Plus the fuzzy vision and trembling fingers will most likely dial something like 999999999###@5%%111111111!

midnightsstaff said...

I guess it wouldn't be so bad living in the land of the lavender poodle, but you shouldn't have to do that just to get away from these phony politicians.

I seriously doubt the red menace will actually get anywhere spouting off a populist/statist message in Kavanaughistan Arizona.
Her message has value in the septic districts of Arizona, not up in the Northern Lights area; I don't know what her goal is this time but don't underestimate the idiocracy component of every election- she got a late start in her political life but on the other hand selling stupidity for top dollar has never been easier.

My problem is here goes another election cycle that's going to be wasted in ridding our state from clowns like KKKavenaugh with another "a clown car in every garage" political promise from Socialists like Paula- once again we get no choice other than the ubiquitous lesser-of-two-evils component, at least Paula fills that requirement- it's almost like the Republicans hired her by the hour to play a part.

Maybe she will run against Joe Arpaio next chance she gets- smart politico's like Joe should hire a foil to run against himself- it's the same strategy as taking a cripple bear hunting for your own safety.

Any debate between her and K dog only leaves the audience with a sense of needing a long hot shower- I guess the silly season has already begun.

Jim McAllister said...


I haven't read what cancer CS has. It may be the usual (prostate) which can be handled if caught in time. I always liked him, outspoken but usually backed up what he said.

Paula will never win; she is lazy and won't go door to door or hang out at supermarkets trying to hustle votes. Probably why she didn't do signs in last attempt.

She just wants to sneak in so she has a forum for her idiotic rantings. Maybe she can get Sandra "the fluke" to endorse her.

Hopefully this is the end of the Red Menace. By the way, who gave her that name? It's a good one.

Relating to "New Times" I love their attitude. I have been writing some stories for Images magazine and I used a quote from the Times in relation to my subject giving them full accreditation.

My editor blanched and said I couldn't do that because the quote was too long. I called New Times about it and they said to go ahead and use the quote and that it is fine with them which I knew it was. Maybe I should be editor; I know more than she does.

Jim McAllister said...


I wonder if that baby pig had Pampers on. After all, it is a baby. I love the Aussies: fun loving in a beautiful country that has plenty of beer. I wouldn't want to drive on the other side of the road though.

Jim McAllister said...


Avocado green Princess phone? Where can I get one? I'm on my third pink one!

Jim McAllister said...


She couldn't win running for dog catcher. Too lazy, she wants to campaign from her computer keyboard rather than shaking hand with the voters.

midnightsstaff said...

From the article it seems she is depending on the Gay and Lesbians on the offensive line to open a hole to run through.
I didn't realize that the district that elected K dog was another one of San Francisco's sister cities.
That area up in Coyote country must be the brokeback part of Arizona or something.

From war on women to war on homosexuals- one stop shopping, she covers em all.

Jim McAllister said...


Just another example of what an amateur the Menace is: she doesn't even know the demographics of her voters.

By the way, did you see where James Carville has joined Fox News? He is a real character to do that. Remember his comment about Obama? "If Hillary gave him one of her balls, they’d both have two."

midnightsstaff said...

We live in a time when DC police have the rights to shoot an unarmed woman trapped in a disabled car to death with no outcry at all from the nation.

I guess the law and order crowd really believes this type of behavior is necessary and proper.
But the good news is a Texas grand jury refused to bring charges against a guy who shot to death one of these wannabe commando's when they were beating down his door.

I say the Grand Jury got this one right.
..tough shit for the illegals conducting the raid- I got no sympathy for dirty cops who just cover up their crimes by saying .."I was just following orders"'s the same defense the German guards at death camps offered.

These unconstitutional fishing expeditions through open warrant has to stop.

Jim McAllister said...

Good story from Texas. The cop looks like the guy who was on the Dodge Charger commercials in the 60s. He learned a lesson the hard way: Don't f-ck with people.

midnightsstaff said...

A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote to continue these no knock gestapo tactics, just keep that in mind Arizona- the RM is correct on that single point.

So the threat to our safety was a guy who was rumored to have a couple of plants in his possession along with some guns, something everyone in Texas is guilty of eh?

I say the judge, the incident commander and every one of those criminals hiding behind a clear cut distortion of the law should be charged with criminal conspiracy and with contributing to an unlawful death and charges filed.

I doubt Eric Holder will do anything tho, he is in on the corruption and approves all Stazi no knock operations like this one was- after all it is Eric that supplies weapons to the cartels.

Can't Arizona come up with one decent person in that district to finally displace this clown Kavanaugh?

..maybe you should run Jim.

midnightsstaff said...

Have you noticed a pattern yet?

..43 banksters on a list?.. it appears this guy is onto something going on in plane sight that everyone else is ignoring.

midnightsstaff said...

..funny the msm has ignored the obvious links..

Mike said...

Paula should move to California, she'd fit right in with the rest of the fruits, nuts and flakes.

I see where Sandra Fluke is thinking about running for Waxman's seat in congress. Just what we need, one nut replacing another nut.

midnightsstaff said...

I get the idea the Democrat party is just using her as a Polish mine sweep just to see if she can do some damage but not really investing in her.

Keep in mind there is no shortage of cloned ding bats already in Clownafornia ready to serve the will of Satan with no previous history of abject political failure - in fact there are so many it's hard to pick between me on that one.

The bleeding anal polyp Nostralitus just threw in the towel because he can read the writing on the wall on spending two more years in the House minority and wants no part of it.

midnightsstaff said...

Well it's starting to look like a full on bankster hit team in operation, latest one decided death by nail gun was the easiest way out.
had to shoot himself six to eight times..

..sure makes doubling up a mid morning hit of heroin look like the sissies way out eh?

..hard to imagine shooting yourself more than once with a nail gun but again, that's what they tell us we are supposed to believe.
..tough sob. I guess, wonder if anyone checked for adhesive on his wrists?.

What's this now- four or five suicidal banksters in a week?- I say it's a good start.

PROUD said...

Finally, the world has come around to the type weapons I KNOW A LOT ABOUT!

Rick Kepple said...

That's just terrible about those poor banksters, but it is February 2014 and the devil will have his due.

midnightsstaff said...

Coyotes look good tonight, two down one to go..

Yeah he shot himself in the torso, the head and his arm.. obviously a suicide if we are to swallow the company line.

..these guys play for keeps.

midnightsstaff said...

How do these guys dominate the 35/10/14 Chicago Blackhawks, the 31/22/6 LA Kings, the 40/15/3 Pittsburgh Penguins and let the 15/34/8 Buffalo Doormats walk all over them?
..and two of those 15 wins were against the Coyotes.
Dr Jekyll meet Mr. Hyde, you guys will get along just great- nothing makes sense.

PROUD said...

Based on living conditions I've seen so far....I think Russia thought they were hosting "The Hunger Games", instead of the Olympics:

midnightsstaff said...

Just think of it as the American people getting a look at what our future holds in about ten years from now.

Clean air and water, disposable income for a middle class and a decent living standard- things our generation took for granted all require a healthy economy with some hope for personal advancement through hard work.

Some of us remember although imperfect, a system of law providing us at least a somewhat level playing field to compete instead of a system of raw statist cronyism trickling down from the highest level.

The color gray is all Liberalism holds, gray air, gray skies and gray people born into slavery with no hope of advancing out of their caste.
It is a people afraid to speak their mind, accustomed through indoctrination from their earliest moments to constant surveillance they have no expectations of either personal liberty nor privacy, willing to lick the boot of tyranny just to remain in favor.
If you dare to take an honest look you will see those traits are already instilled in the kids now living at home with mom and dad- crushed with debt and a useless degree.

This is the showcase of where socialism leads and should serve as a wake up call; but will anyone mention this on any one of the Idiocracy Broadcasting Systems hoping for some terrorist drama to pull their sagging ratings out of the sewer?

..don't hold your breath.

On the Joe haters.. I like Joe because the Imperial US Attorney General views him as a subversive.
Joe sees himself as the top of the food chain in Arizona and that's the way it should be.
Too many local sheriffs suck Federal sack for blood money- Joe doesn't plus he has a hell of a sense of humor if you understand what he's saying.

He ain't perfect but..once again the truth is, the enemy of my mortal enemy becomes my friend through default.

midnightsstaff said...

By the way what the hell is wrong with locals hanging signs saying.
"we do not serve CIA or FBI scum?"..

..we would be better off in this country if we would do likewise.

Mike said...

Nice to see the Republicans aren't going to do immigration reform (amnesty) this year. Obama doesn't enforce immigration law now so what makes anyone think he would enforce any new immigration law.

Rick Kepple said...

"We get idiotic calls once a day or so," the operator with Care Improvement Plus said on Saturday afternoon believing that she had hung up on me, but it was still on speaker phone. I was calling on behalf of my daughter's claim and she wanted her journalist father to verify that it was real. An entire room of people heard the woman tell her supervisor that I was an idiot.

Obamacare. We're idiots. Insurance companies say so.

midnightsstaff said...

The damage has been done, the voters now correctly know that the Republicans are the one's pushing for amnesty right along with being in full support of ObamaCare, IRS corruption, Big Brother surveillance, selective law enforcement and pretty much everything the Democrats are openly proud of.
Harry Reid pretty much won that one without having to do anything but threaten.

Now Flake is leading the charge side by side with that turncoat Ryan straight over the amnesty cliff.
Really.. can't the Republican party find someone other than a bombastic fool Russell Pearce or village idiot like Jeff Flake for representing the people's interest?
and the Democrats are worse..

The Republican party is just about done as far as fooling anyone paying attention to what they do and not what they say; but that's not to imply that local elections don't mean anything.
Federal Representatives are a lost cause because once they get to Washington where the Lobbyists live, it's just a matter of time before they hit an artery- local thieves have to tap in locally and get caught.

Oh, I should check with my new House Representative Raul Gvrualalwdwzskida and see how he is taking the bad news that the Republicans dropped the ball on illegal's rights.

..**press one for Spanish.. press two to disconnect..

Mike said...

"Imagine, if you will, that I am an idiot. Then, imagine that I am also a Congressman. But, alas, I repeat myself." Mark Twain

"It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office." H. L. Mencken

"It could probably be shown by facts figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." Mark Twain.

Rick Kepple said...

Mark Twain became extremely negative toward the end of his life and was emphatic that government would be the end of all mankind. He had little faith in humanity.

I empathize.

midnightsstaff said...

and deservedly so..

.."The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos.
Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable".. conclusion, "every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under"..
Yeah, HL called his shots.

Mike said...

HL was one smart man. Unfortunately we don't have people like that around anymore.

HL and Twain understood what government was about. In todays America sadly most of the people don't.

I read a letter to the editor in the Republic today from a guy that said he would gladly sacrifice privacy for security. Can you believe that?

Guess he doesn't care much for constitutional rights.

As Ben Franklin said "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

midnightsstaff said...

Not only that mike, he is not only willing to give up his own personal rights for safety he's more than willing to give your rights away too- never forget that when all is said and done; that type of thinking has to be eliminated one way or the other to ever have a functioning Republic.

There are a lot of insightful people around today but Henry Lewis was able to find the exact word to drive home the satirical point he was trying to make.

Hey there is a lot of truth in pop culture like the Simpsons and South Park..
Both of them regularly mock both the intelligentsia along with the mindless sheep watching tv.

But America has tuned out to reason it seems, as long as some Ted Baxter type like asshatt Bill O'Reilly or Wolf Blitzer tells them what to think on any issue they are willing to march off some cliff.

.."The only good bureaucrat is one with a gun to his head, put it in his hand and it's goodbye Second Amendment"..

How do you top that?

midnightsstaff said...

Hypocrite gets caught in his own web.. haha. leftists only think idiotic draconian laws are for everyone else.

Hope he catches twenty.

Rick Kepple said...

No one smart anymore, huh?

The Iranian destroyer with escort will be arriving to the East coast soon. And Fox news apparently doesn't read Iranian news.

If it's No. 81 (I think that's the one), it is refitted with Land To Land missiles. The other destroyers are armed with Ship to Ship missiles. The Iranians refitted the ship in 2012-2013. Extra armor plating. It's made to start a war.

Oh, but that's not all.

A new Iranian submarine, translated as Conqueror, is probably escorting it.

Maybe Mike is right. There are no intelligent people left, because I know what their armament is and Fox News does not. And I'm just an old guy in Missouri. No wonder the Chief of Staff is getting their intelligence from Facebook.

Rick Kepple said...

The U.S. Department of State denies there are Hezbollah in North America, however, a Congressional investigation revealed that there may be hundreds of highly trained terrorists in Hezbollah cells in the United States. There are allegedly Hezbollah right in the Southwest and California.

If they're really smart and want to destroy America, they should run for Congress.

Mike said...

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." H L Mencken

"for me to go into politics would be like sending a virgin into a house of ill-repute." H L Mencken.

I see in the sports page today that University of Missouri all-American Michael Sam has come out and said he's gay. I wonder how many NFL teams will be lined up to draft him. Should be interesting in the locker room and the showers. Just don't drop the soap.

Jim McAllister said...


Me run aqgainst Kavanagh? I would be like Redford in "The Candidate":

"What do we do now?" I honestly don't know much about AZ politics regarding K but anyone would beat that loudmouthed idiot witch the RM.

Jim McAllister said...


Fluke is all class: wants the government to cover her screwing expenses. That's the kind of idiot law schools are graduating these days. Liberal fools with their goddam hands out; losers.

Jim McAllister said...


Love those Mark Twain quotes; same with G. B Shaw

Jim McAllister said...

A moment of silence for the Great Shirley Temple who died yesterday at 85.

As popular and talented as she was as a kid, like many other child actors she couldn't pull it off in adult roles. A star at 5, washed up at 16 just like Margaret O'Brien. She handled it well though unlike Bobby Driscoll and McCauley Culkin.

Rick Kepple said...

What's up, Jimmy? Hey, beautiful new Blue background. It's a creative color. It's of the Blue alien people, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Went out and filmed the wildlife a bit. The subzero temp winter is done and next week, it's supposed to be 70.

Jim McAllister said...


The old format had run its course so I thought it could use a bit of freshening.

70 next week in Missouri? Sounds good but I remember my days in Missouri when a 70 day would come at this time of year followed quickly by a cold front. But, enjoy it while it lasta; it's on only February 12.

Happy Lincoln's birthday!

Mike said...

Jim, Mark Twain was quite a guy. He didn't think much of the congress in the 1800's. Can you imagine what he'd think about them today?

Rick Kepple said...

Mark Twain. Obviously Mark Twain fans here never studied him. I love Twain's work. Twain had Asperger's Syndrome. I'm a reflection of Twain. Truth. I do not write eloquently as he did, because in our age, I had to learn to dumb my writing down for most Americans. People read well in Twain's time.

He's my hero as writers go. Elites HATED Twain, but they also paid him well, because the smart ones befriend writers.

The reason that Twain became so mean was the lack of money in his life. He lost his fortune and had to steadily work for a living. Twain eventually hated everything elite. He hated religion, capitalism, everything.

Twain needed the electric guitar, but they weren't invented yet.

Rick Kepple said...

I just read that Eric Holder is resigning.

Jim McAllister said...

I saw that the other day about Holder. he should have resigned a long time ago.

Rick Kepple said...

The warm up is starting, finally. Fifty degrees today. Nearly 70 next week. Changes in the studio.

A lender told me yesterday that they can clearly see by my credit report that something devastating happened to me a few years ago. Told me not to worry and pay what I can. Lenders with hearts.

Looks like Arizona is in for hot weather this weekend! It's only February! Aren't you due for some high winds soon?