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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

OVERUSED WORDS AND A SHORT RANT

Is it me or is the word “awesome” becoming the most overused word in the English language?  Everything seems to be “awesome!”  these days.  For those old enough to remember, awesome was also one of the most overused words in the late 1980s.  Occasionally, I also still hear girls say “like” but not as much as I used to thank God.  Then there is the old standby “cool” which has managed to survive many generations from the early 1950s on.  It has outlived Elvis, James Dean, The Beatles, Disco, Michael Jackson, and many others.  Hey, now THAT’s cool!

How much would you pay to see a “no holds barred” fight in the ring between Putin and Obama?  It would be the highest rated event in the history of television and my guess is that more Americans would probably root for Putin if for no other reason than he is a man going against a pseudo-man.  One thing I DO know is that Putin could take the impostor in one round in spite of giving away six inches in height.  Obama is a laughing stock as he has once again reinforced his image as a wimp with the sorry sanctions he levied against some Russian officials.  Can you imagine President Eisenhower being referred to as a “prankster” by government officials in Russia?

Liberals believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all.  It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights.  Believe the role of the government should be to guarantee that no one is in need.  Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve problems.

 Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense.  Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals.  Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems.

The above definitions of Liberal and Conservative come from the “Student News Daily” and are pretty accurate.  Today, because of many changes in demographics we are seeing the domination of the Liberals.  We have too many addicted to the government dole who have no incentive to leave the cozy confines of government freebies.  They don’t have to think on their own as the government will always be there for them with their handouts.  They love hearing about the possibility of a minimum wage of $10.10 since they don’t have to do anything to earn it.  They are so enamored of that thought that they don’t realize that along with that increase would be lost jobs and higher goods costs which mean higher retail prices.  But, hey!  I got a free phone.

There was a time when the current system would have no chance.  Pride prevented the average person from thinking about government freebies.  There were other organizations like churches that helped the poor get by until they could get back on their feet.  Businesses had more freedoms which allowed them to expand causing more job creation and better benefits for employees.  The bad news for the freebie lovers was that they had to work to get ahead; a very disagreeable requirement for many.  They would rather hear a pseudo president crow about “We want those rich folks to pay more in taxes!”  Tax the makers and give to the takers.  November is coming; cross your fingers that this country wakes up.

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PROUD said...

'Awesome' blog Jim....I mean 'like' 'Dude', it was like 'totally', 'far out and solid', 'bitchin', even....Yet somehow, 'groovy' and 'righteous'....


'Yo'...'man', 'I dig it',like' a 'rumble' between Putin and Obama would be 'like', 'totally' 'rad', the crowd it would draw would be 'da bomb'...they be 'off the wall' crazy...

Obama would come out all 'dope' and 'like','aint no big thang', 'I'm jiggy with it'

'Yo'then Putin would come out showin his 'cool', 'bad-ass' 'wicked', 'shit'...

The fight would be short, but 'like' 'ridiculous', 'wicked' and totally, 'sick'

'Dude', this is one 'bodacious' idea.....'I'm down'

ArizonaDave said...

Jim, a little trivia for you..what is the most used word in the English language?

How about 'UP'.... I got up this morning and went up to the kitchen after I picked up the newspaper to see what was up...then I drove up to the golf course , teed up my golf ball, picked up my tee, and started walking up the fairway...then threw some grass up in the air to see if the wind was up and picked up my 7 iron to hit the ball up in the air hoping to hit up on the green.

...then I walked up to the clubhouse to see what was up today, so I could use my minimum
up...some one came up to me and said "What's up Dave?"...so I sat up to see who was up by the door....

Jim, are you fed up yet?????

nativekentuckian said...

The way Obama, Biden, and "Lurch" are flapping their jaws about Putin....I would not be surprised to see Putin come over here and kick all their butts....(at the same time in one round)....and it could not happen to a more deserving bunch...We need to mind our own business...for once!

Jim McAllister said...

From: Jim Johnson

Other words and phrases: amazing, you know, like, OMG. All are indications of a shortage of vocabulary.
No wonder this happens, our schools are not worth a shit. Maybe that (shit) is an overused word too!

Jim McAllister said...

From: Dr. John


Good Blog Site!

Rick Kepple said...

I couldn't agree more, Jimmy on an AWESOME blog! Like, TOTALLY, man! Jammin'!

midnightsstaff said...

.."No problem"...

I used to see red when someone tells me "no problem" as tho something got fixed and you can now use the toilet or something, actually a "you're welcome" is becoming so rare it surprises me when someone says it in mixed company.

..that and tattoos, lip rings, cell phone worship and about everything else associated with this Millennial culture..

Living alone has it's upside.

"Get off my lawn"..

Glo said...

DAMN IT!!! Proud said everything ==I== wanted to say! Man, I'm so bummed!

Glo said...

Ok, Middy: who said this in what movie

"Get your foot off my adobe."

Mike said...

Jim, today's generation has no shame when it comes to sucking off the taxpayers. They feel it's owed to them. The worst part is they get to vote.

I've advocated for years that anyone on the government dole shouldn't be allow to vote. Liberals have bashed me on other blog sites saying I don't care about the poor, children or the disabled. They say I'm selfish and only want to keep my money for myself.

They're right I don't care anymore. I'm sick and tired of paying my own way and having my tax dollars support those losers.

midnightsstaff said...

Oh that's easy the movie was called .."Mi casa es su casa"..
..starring Eric Estrada as a migrant avocado picker from El Salvador that falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a Central California grower played by Sissy Spacek.. it was filmed in 77 I think- right after she did "Carrie"..
..do I get a prize?

this could have been a three point buzzer beater if I just wait another three min.

midnightsstaff said...

By the way that line in the movie MCESC was delivered by Hildaguire Gomphers (played by Jane Curtain) as Nelly's stepmother, the daughter of Samuel Gomphers- notorious union activist.

In the movie she told Ernesto (Eric Estrada) "Until you sober up and stop pissing on my flowers every night you can "Get your foot off my adobe."
meaning no more nick nick with the lovely Sissy Spacek unless he joined AA - a real bitter sweet love story that ends with his deportation and a love child.

..according to the subtitles that is.. it was in Spanish so I'm not exactly sure.

PROUD said...

Glo, "bummed" sup wit dat????

I would expect a woman of your refinement... a lady of your stature to be... CRESTFALLEN!

Not BUMMED OUT! You are a puzzle indeed, but then, aren't all women?

Mike...better get used to it we have a government that employees food stamp and govt assistance "recruiters". An administration that just today promised a free ride for families of Hispanics that run out and sign up for Obamacare before the deadline. There's going to be a LOT more takers than makers before Obama leaves and he will most likely be succeeded by Clinton, so THE TIDE HAS TURNED.

Time for makers to start finding ways to avail themselves of freebies because that's the new normal American way...Lest we old school dinosaurs wander the land in search of what once was until we fall into the Alhambra Tar Pits

Rick Kepple said...

I used to say, "No problem," but that was back when I had a real life. It's usually a problem now.

It is impossible that I can live alone in the forest. It is impossible for me to do everything without roommates.

Putin revealed part of his plan when he said that Russia did not have investments overseas. But the United States gets all of the products from overseas. We're vulnerable to destruction.

Keep living alone, Middy. You're higher on the target list than I am. We're both victims waiting to happen when the SHTF.

Joe Finnerty said...

What action do you think Obama should take? I have not heard Romney express his opinion.

Some of Churchill's observations about Hitler are worth recalling:
If you appease a crocodile by letting it eat first, it will also eat last.
If you choose between dishonor and war and choose dishonor, you get war.

He also said:
Socialists want equal shares for all, rewards for no one.
(You may substitute Liberals.)

But some Liberals argue they want Social Justice, call me what you will.

PROUD said...

Middy, "No Problem? must be in the context of how its used?

I got a lot of business and a good reputation over a number of years for being a home builder that ALWAYS (even when it was the biggest frkn lie) said "no problem" every time a client asked the impossible!

I always made it be a no problem and it paid off, of course, I paid as well, as in TAGAMET!

But in a world of business whining and making everything a big freaking deal / problemo out of everything, that phrase / philosophy, was so worth it....

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah gee Rick- with your approach to life I guess "No problem" would be a really good thing eh?
I'm just too damn insensitive for polite society I guess.

.."Keep living alone, Middy"..
No problem with that Rick- literally, no problem at all.

midnightsstaff said...

No John, it's my sole propriety buggaboo, I suppose it's the same as when men stopped wearing fedoras in public.
I see a coarsening, detached and self absorbed facebook oriented society- but then remember I was born in the best of times and over two thirds of a century have witnessed the second, third and now the fourth turning of society.

When someone says "thank you" for something the polite thing used to be to say "you're welcome" and possibly tip your fedora.
My dad had a fedora and taught me to say "you're welcome".

The problem with Europe is sort of like saying when the barn is already in flames that maybe it wasn't such a good idea leaving the hurricane lamp unattended.

With a mentally ill president hell bent on destruction there really isn't a good choice now.

midnightsstaff said...

A good work ethic is a good business plan John, my first construction job I showed up knowing nothing but how to work and not to whine about conditions.
But that was the day of tradesmen and not tract work.
I was lucky enough to work for an ill tempered half Navajo gen. contractor for four or five years at first who did things old school- square is square, plumb is plumb he cut his own roofs.

I don't know where kids are going to find a liveable wage in today's market- fourth turning and all you know.

PROUD said...

I still think you (and Jim) give facebook WAY too much credit for the ills of society. I've seen society as extremely self absorbed well before facebook ever entered the picture. Hell I was completely full of myself (and expensive chardonnay) way back in the 80's before little Zuckerberg ever figured a way to steal his friends invention.

Facebook isn't the wrong path, nor any indoctrination tool, simply a reflection of the times, (a modern appliance like that new fangled coffee thingy that you stick a little tin foil cup in, and get a cappuccino in 10 seconds)we happen to live in.

And YOU of all people, as a wise sage / wordsmith / philosopher, should be using these new power tools to YOUR advantage.
But then, we've (incl Jim, Sam, etal) have had this argument before.

Suffice to say, it's nice to communicate where we can...

PROUD said...

Middy, I sure could have used you. For more than 20 yrs we built one of a kind customs, each of which was an ongoing "work in progress", ever changing, adjusting, shifting to their owners (those PAYING the freight) wants, needs and desires, and never obstructed by lack of imagination or what was already ascribed on paper.....

Glo said...

Sorry, Middy - you done got it wrong.

The actor that said it? Sidney Poitier.

The movie? 1963's "Lilies of the Field." Great movie that stands the test of time.

Sid was an itinerate man who was roped in by a gaggle of nun in (I think) Texas, who convinced him to build a chapel by hand. he reluctantly started working, and then the townspeople (including the wonderful actor Stanley Adams) began giving him help he didn't want. One day one had his foot on the adobe bricks, and Sid uttered that line several times.

Glo said...

Proud: A world-wise gentlemen such as yourself should know that a woman is a mystery wrapped up in a puzzle wrapped up in an enigma.

And that's on a good day and before menopause ...

midnightsstaff said...

Well I must have confused the lines, how come everyone believes your version and not mine.

..(probably was the English subtitles that threw me off- yeah that was it).

Imagine the possibilities if I had only paid attention in high school like President Kingfish did in Hawaii.

What would Obama do?

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! You hit them as solid as a Disston hammer could hit a 6 penny nail!

Putin is a little guy to Obama's 6 foot one but I think we would hear "Timberrrrrr" pretty quick after Vlad's first swing.

That would be one "boss" encounter.

Jim McAllister said...

Dave, I think you are right; up is a common word used in about any situation.

As far as golf I only wish I could get my ball "up" in the air although Trevino always thought that the ball should be hit low because it has less chance of straying off the fairway.

What a guy he is. He is 75 and peddling for Bridgestone.

Jim McAllister said...

Native,

I'm with ya.

Jim McAllister said...

Jim ,

I'm with you too. Grammar is terrible today. We never used to hear people say things like "these ones" and end sentences with prepositions. Today it is the norm.

Jim McAllister said...

Thanks, Rick.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

"No problem" doesn't bother me except for its over use. I'm a "your welcome" guy too; it just sounds more congenial but who worries about congeniality today?

Manners are in the past in this country. Remember what a badass Elvis was considered to be? He always addressed the ladies "yes ma'm and No ma'm.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

Good to see you back. I hope all is well. Had any trips lately? I hear Sebastopol is nice this time of year.

Rick Kepple said...

"I'm just too damn insensitive for polite society I guess." - Middy.

I've never found society to be that polite.

Rick Kepple said...

No problem, Jimmy. Groovy.

midnightsstaff said...

An armed society is a polite society Rick, that is something that can be proved beyond the shadow of doubt but the media keeps carrying water for the ongoing Coup against America.

They lie and say we want more gun restrictions in a period of record firearms sales.
Liberalism and Reason will always be at odds, it's the ying and yang of life so to speak; they've always been in a state of war and always will remain so.

But I sense an awakening, at least someone finally stopped the madness of invading Syria last year.
So you gotta hope people are waking up.

SteveBuzzardo said...


That would be "far out, man"
to see Obama get his ass kicked by Putin.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy ... seriously?!! You've got to be sh**ting me! An "armed society" is a "polite society"? Arizona must be the most cordial state in the Union.

midnightsstaff said...

Don't believe me check the crime stats for various states, a person is far safer in Arizona than New Jersey where no one can legally possess the means to protect themselves.

How many knock out games have you heard of in Arizona?

Same for taxes and revenue, Russia has a flat tax of 18% and their GDP has been growing at 5% yearly since lowering them, our rates thanks to the 'Amateur' and the enabling left now top out at 39% and our GDP is stalled at about 1% and that is probably another state generated lie.

So yeah the libs are lying to you Rick, they have been lying to you and they will continue to lie to you until you wise up.
Instead of America resembling that shining city on a hill that Reagan described, now it looks like a trashcan fire on any street corner of Baltimore surrounded by bums guzzling wine out of a paper bag.

..first buzzer beater of the day.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-compton-shooting-man-killed-20140319,0,5999427.story#axzz2wPzmlODX

Last night another guy in Compton was shot to death in his own yard which the LA coroner now labels as dying of natural causes.

This brings the total to 38 in the past year for Compton, I doubt 38 people have been shot in Arizona in similar circumstances in the ten years I have lived here.

Keep in mind this is merely one city in Clownafornia which has very strict firearms laws and are passing even more restrictions in spite of Reason;
Please be aware that Compton is only number five in the list of the most deadly cities in the Golden State Unicorn Preserve, and still someone thinks guns are the problem so restricting them is the cure?
You can probably expect the same in Oakland, Stockton, the Inland Empire, and other hellholes- liberalism creates misery like shit from a goose yet people continue to swallow the big lie including the obvious made for tv type theatrical presentations like Sandy Hook or the Boston Bomber dragnet with no questions.
..bizarre.

PROUD said...

"WHAT WOULD OBAMA DO?"

(((RUN AWAY...RUN AWAY)))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCI18qAoKq4

midnightsstaff said...

The downfall of our country began with the acceptance of debt based spending policy introduced by the credit card industry sometime in the sixties.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Ez-g-PK60

Here's a short film that was pretty typical of the thinking of my childhood, you can ignore the first three minutes and some of the wisecracking after that, but this is the line of thinking that formed a goal oriented America in the fifties.
Positive, instructive advice was brought to you by the banking industry of that day.

Now we have a credit worshiping society armed with limitless unsupported credit enabled by a ruthless central banking cartel that has the intent of leaving little or nothing on the bones.

midnightsstaff said...

..and then sometimes the will to succeed coupled with rugged individualism just isn't enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8V70UXiAhU

PROUD said...

People die on the news all the time...Usually by: DECLINE IN RATINGS

midnightsstaff said...

..got to have a sense of humor to survive today.. HorsefaceJohn replacing HRC, Moanin' and Yellen replacing Helicopter Ben is an improvement?

No wonder Putin giggles himself to sleep every night- (uncle Nikita called that one).

PROUD said...

Ah, I remember him, goes something like this:

With one shoe off, and one shoe on,(the table)
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son Nikita...

"We Will Bury You"

PROUD said...

Anyone else notice that ‪#‎Obama‬ final four, didn't include: JOBS, ECONOMY, UKRAINE,SYRIA,IRAN ? ‪#‎FinalFour‬

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

Hard to disagree with you. There are a few people who genuinely need help but it should be more in the form of a loan than a freebie. That only encourages others to flock to the unemployment freebie office.

Someone once said "Nits make lice." In many cases, yes.

Jim McAllister said...

Joe,

Here is Romney's response on Crimea and other items.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304747404579445170801186310?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424

As far as Ovbama's leadership, I think he has proven his worth with the usual list of screwups: Obamacare, Benghazi, Syria, NSA spying, immigration, IRS scandal and if you want to go back further, the silly beer summit where Obama stuck his nose into something that was none of his business. I guess he couldn't pass up the chance for the Huffington Post to praise him.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/17/van-jones-beer-summit

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

"Lilies of the Field" was a great film. Poitier is hard to beat which may be why "They call me MISTER TIBBS!!!"

I recently watched "In the Heat of the Night" again and never get tired of it. Great cast, great lines.

I love the scene where Sidney and Larry Gates trade slaps in the greenhouse.

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

I would pay a lot to see that. This is the first time I have ever taken sides against an American president but Obama is so unlikable, there is no choice.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

I love that f---ing bunny!

Jim McAllister said...

Glo and others,

Do you know the 4 last words of this pop song from 1960? I still say them to Barb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpABRTn6kSA

PROUD said...

Babe, you're the ginchiest"

(whatever ginchy is / was?)

PROUD said...

BTW...I've had the hots for Connie Stevens since the day I first saw her sing 16 reasons...Too bad she got old and heavy, and I stayed so...OH

Mike said...

Middy, sounds like the guy in Compton died of lead poisoning.

There was a case in Florida a few years ago where an illegal alien was being chased by the cops and was shot 68 times. The coroner said the cause of death was lead poisoning. Makes sense.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah, the city coroner in Chicago just lists these as 'died of natural causes' and just estimates the number of hits to save time- (between 40 and 70 hits sounds about right)

ginchy?- haha.. nobody calls me ginchy anymore.

..Whoa... Yellen launched a real air biscuit at the Fed meeting today, once she opened her mouth the market dropped like a rock.

I guess the word "free" is the most abused word in the English language, especially when it comes from Washington.

Rick Kepple said...

I haven't heard of any Knock Out games in the Ozarks yet, but the elderly and disabled get beat up for their drugs, including heart medication! We've also had muggings on lonely country roads and home invasions. However, I am more apt to be attacked by a wild hog than I am to be a victim of violence on my farm. But a home invasion happened two houses down a few years ago. The criminals were from St. Louis.

"There are a few people who genuinely need help but it should be more in the form of a loan than a freebie."

I agree, Jimmy. Like many struggling folks, I've tried to get a loan on the property, but my home is too old. And even if I could get a loan, it would be for 25-35 percent interest, because lenders aren't charities.

So I have no choice, but to do things unethically for my own personal safety. Capitalism changes. I learned it from you guys and from reading about the rules of capitalism. By the way, there are no actual rules of capitalism.

PROUD said...

P2B Log...Star-date 3/19/14

Putin, unveiled a new flag of the world...had his ambassador revel Russia plans to "take" more of the Ukraine...and made it known that if real sanctions (exceeding the 11 people Obama said can not come and vacation here) Russia will reverse it's support on any Iranian nuke deal...

Whew, a pretty good days work...no?

Now let us review what Barack's day was like:

Well, he made a taped appearance on "Ellen"
And...HE FILLED OUT HIS BASKETBALL BRACKETS...

Is it just me, or does Obama seem to have "grown" into filling out those mommy jeans he's so fond of?

The way I see it, we have the KGB against ACORN...

Game...Set...Match!

midnightsstaff said...

I personally didn't suffer all that much when Ukraine was part of the evil empire, I'm not real sure why I should support freedom for Ukraine and accept liberal tyranny in the US or send money to Europe.

Is the Ukraine actually my problem or is a collapsing US economy my problem?
..gotta admit the little bastard sure has a nice crease in his big boy pants tho eh?-

Putin laughs.

PROUD said...

Looking to me like the disappearance of ‪#‎Flight370‬ had to be the result of an anti Muslim Youtube video???? ‪#‎MalaysiaAirlines‬ ‪#‎benghazi‬

Rick Kepple said...

I'm plumb tuckered out, Jimmy. Draggin' butt.

Bought some broiler chicks, Jimmy. Red ones. When she comes around the mountain, we gonna kill the old red rooster!

So I have two extra red roosters now, but I'm not sure if I like OLD roosters.

But I can see the chicken and dumplin's stuff. Tough bird put in a pressure cooker.

As to when she's coming, well I reckon she'll be coming around the mountain when she comes. There's no time frame with her. Nothing like a blind date, huh? They never mention who she is.

midnightsstaff said...

As soon as "Cool Hand" figures out who's behind it someone's ass is going to get kicked, just ask BP.
Word is Susan Rice from the Ministry of Truth is just waiting for all the facts as usual to get the real story out.
..lube up America.

The mystery to me is with this clown the Republicrat Party ought to be mopping up the floor but instead they are trying to revive amnesty with sixty plus percent of America at large and 100 percent of thinking people against it- proving once again Liberalism is a mental disorder, even when it resides in the leadership of the GOP.
To paraphrase the First Wookie, "I've never been ashamed of my country until now"..

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Close enough on Byrnes/Stevens. Actually, it's "Baby, you're the ginchiest."

Connie was a doll especially on "Hawaiian Eye" in the early 60s. I think she is 78 this year.

Edd didn't do much more of significance but the last I heard he is still breathing and will be 81 this year.

Jim McAllister said...

Good blog on the day of Obama and Putin.

I'm almost ashamed to tell people I am an American citizen. Obama shows how far this country has fallen.

Now his wife is heading to China and no press allowed!

These two clowns get funnier every day.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

Red Rooster, great Stones song and done well by many other artists too.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

How about that clown Jim Brown running for Kirkpatrick's seat. He says slavery wasn't a bad deal for the blacks, the owners took good care of them.

Rick Kepple said...

Y'all hate those old hymns, huh? No, but seriously the broiler chickens will be nice plump fryers!

Jen's little dog came up missing. We've been searching for the anklebiter, but there are feral hogs known to be around, owls and Chevys.

midnightsstaff said...

.."You can't handle the truth"..
something a politician should never say and expect to get elected.

Actually this is the first I've heard of him, but anyone knowing more than the fanciful "Roots" cliff version of the history of slavery in America probably would agree.
Modern blacks have been brainwashed into believing a lot of nonsense because it sells.

Especially when you consider what the muslims did to the blacks they caught and sent east instead of west.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-vxT1Z7WQM

..listen to this guy and tell me this is what you learned in school on the subject- we've been conned.

midnightsstaff said...

Coyotes just signed a new player.. here's his beauty shot..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E_vQAr6L5c#t=173

midnightsstaff said...

I'm pretty certain the words "public and safety" are not found in the Saudi dictionary..
I think this is the new ladies driving school video.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=620_1341213161

This place makes Oakland on Saturday night look like a church parking lot.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Who is he?

midnightsstaff said...

He's a college player that just completed his final season, it's a freebee pick for a guy who might be able to fit in the club because he has physically developed like he would have in junior hockey.
He might work out, he might not.. even very good college players like Miele not always make it in the National League.

I am amazed at the level of athleticism professional hockey players need to break into the bigs.

Erat is back from the looney bin- he is cleared to play tomorrow night against the Panthers.. as usual- must win game.

SteveBuzzardo said...



"I'm almost ashamed to tell people I am an American citizen. Obama shows how far this country has fallen."

Yeah Jim, I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

I keep thinking of Michelle O. saying how for the first time in her life she was proud of her country.



Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, it's "Little Red Rooster." I had to Google it. No song named, "Red Rooster."

This version is by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOxiSJsjjU0

Paid off the .45 yesterday, Jimmy. It's a nice little Ruger that I can carry in the woods and not have to worry about wild hogs.

Still ain't found that little dog. Little dogs don't need to get out in the forest. Too many predators.

midnightsstaff said...

Reality has the effect of cleaning the scales from your eyes I've been told; here is an example on the subject by one Dem-activist named WilliamPitt (a longtime ObamaZombie blogger- http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964)
who has now seen the light.

..from the Democrat underground.

..3 mo. ago.."Well, I just had my first experience with the Healthcare.gov website...
Creating a user name and account: easy.
Plowing through all the questions: easy.
Alas, I logged out to track down some personal info, and when I tried to log back in, it said the system was currently down.
...but then, Ermahgerd! A phone number: 800-318-2596800-318-2596800-318-2596800-318-2596
And it's toll-free, too!
So I'll be calling in the morning to finish the process.
No. Big. Deal."..

to a few months later...

.."What I've learned after a three-month war with these fiends: the ACA says the insurance companies cannot deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, which is true as far as it goes. But they can deny coverage for the life-saving medications necessary to treat those conditions. The insurance company I signed up with through the ACA exchange just denied coverage of my wife's multiple sclerosis medication. We're "covered," to the tune of $700 a month...just not for what she really needs.
A cozy loophole, that.
F*** you, insurance industry.
F*** you, Mr. President, you piece of shit used-car salesman.
From my heart and soul, f*** you."..

Well I along with all decent Americans say F*** you Pitt for selling the nation out for your own selfish reasons.. burn in hell.

PROUD said...

NYT Report:

Gov spends $17M. ‪#‎taxpayer‬ $ a mo. selling ‪#‎Healthcare‬ they don't like.

Wait there's more, sign now and get double the hosing (just pay s/h)

Jim McAllister said...

This is comical. It's Fortune magazines list of 50 greatest world leaders. Obama didn't make the list but Clinton is number 5. Angelina Jolie is on it and Bono is number 8.

Poor BNarry; he'll probably smoke an extra pack of Cames today to relieve his stress over more proof of his unpopularity.

http://www.today.com/news/pope-francis-tops-fortunes-worlds-greatest-leaders-list-no-obama-2D79408674

PROUD said...

My guess is the list will get revised in a month or so to include Barack....Kinda like they revise economic numbers after they first issue pumped up estimates to make themselves look good.

The pumped up numbers get the headlines, the revised are buried next to the obits

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/images/mystic_knights_of_the_sea_pic.jpg

..think I'll just head down to the hall this morning and hang out with the boys- these clowns in Washington are giving me a headache.

Rick Kepple said...

I was researching that new HECS suit that has been invented to shield a person's electrical impulses from animals. It's supposed to work!

I don't know if the bowhunter is using a HECS suit, but I'll bet he had to change his undies after that moose sniffed his hunting bow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcqZ_9Ga6GY

If this is real, it's a good investment and no more tin foil hats either.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I love that photo from Amos 'n' Andy, classic stuff from when America had a sense of humor.

The whole gang is there: Kingfish, Amos, Andy, Lightnin', Saffire. Algonquin J. Calhoun.

Great show, a bunch of them are on YouTube.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

You're probably right; "Fortune" is in big trouble over this.

Now I see where Carney is getting the reporter's questions ahead of time so he has answers ready when they ask them.

The whole goddam place is a fraud from the top down.

midnightsstaff said...

Actually I have been watching these shorts in the morning with a cup o' mud, I watched the episode when George finds the hidden diary Saphire was holding for the girl upstairs this morning.

The racebaiters did a job on that great crew when they put them out of work, they were every bit as good as the Honeymooners were..
blacks being offended by a character is like me being offended by Ed Norton- it was a totally made up outrage.

Kingfish is one funny guy- I refuse to pollute my mind further with what's on today's tv when you can go back when funny was funny and they didn't need the potty mouth crutch.

The loyal order of the mystic knights of the sea was a spoof on the southern white's only masonic lodge.. great stuff.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Tim Moore played Kingfish. He was an old Vaudeville guy who was long retired when he was asked to play the part. He finally gave in and did it thus becoming one of the great memories of that show in particular and the early days of TV in general.

The NAACP (Wilkins) decided that it was a put down on blacks and got it taken off TV. It shows what dumb asses they were as blacks were portrayed as dressing nice, having jobs, and being respectable living in good neighborhoods like Harlem at that time.

Some of my favorite dialogue from Amos 'n' Andy:

SAPPHIRE: George Stevens, why don't you meet a better class of men?

KINGFISH: Well, I ain't got the chance to meet 'em; they all workin'

SAPPHIRE: Well, that Andy Brown is the cause of it all. What has he ever accomplished?

KINGFISH: Well, yesterday he had a run of 13 balls in da side pocket without leanin' on da table.

SAPPHIRE: Now, that's exactly what I mean--Andy hangin' around a pool table all day. Why don't he go to some cultuured place like the public library?

KINGFISH: They ain't got no pool table there.

God bless Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade, and Spencer Brown, Jr. for their great roles on that show.

midnightsstaff said...

When the purge happened I guess nobody got the word like they would today, I remember a few episodes when I was pretty young and then it just wasn't there anymore.

I imagine that Ralph Kramden would be held up as a wife abuser with that "One of these days Alice, pow!..right to the moon" routines he used to use on his long suffering wife- or yelling at some schlub outside the window.
Or how about one of Red Skelton's characters like Willie Lump Lump (who must have been either Irish or Russian)

Or George Burns with his "say goodnight Gracie" (goodnight Gracie) gag at the end of the show..

McCarthy and Pogo were right.

Jim McAllister said...

Instead of real people and real humor this is what we have today. Ellen sucking up to Nobama. Two more rats standing knee deep in chicken shit:

Ellen Sucks Up to Obama: Obamacare 'Doing Very, Very Well...I Think Everyone's Very Grateful You Did This'

Yeah, right. that's why every liberal chump plus the chump in charge is out pushing for last minute sales on this loser.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/03/20/ellen-sucks-obama-obamacare-doing-very-very-welli-think-everyones-very-g#ixzz2wXGixCHI

Mike said...

Is it just me or is anyone else tired of hearing about the missing plane?

PROUD said...

Oops, looks like CBS / 5 Catherine Anaya might be toast after reporting that White House rehearsed q & a with reporters prior to news conferences.
After the stuff (aka/truth? hit the fan, she's denying it...(Or whatever journalists call it walking back / misspeaking / non truthing?)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2585306/White-House-Press-Secretary-Jay-Carney-denies-TV-reporters-claim-gets-daily-briefing-questions-IN-ADVANCE.html

Rumor has it she's getting "promoted" to head up the Gila Bend "crack" news team...

Jim McAllister said...

I'm with ya, Mike. It's probably just a hoax like that 1978 movie with O.J. "Capricorn One" where they supposedly went to Mars but it just took place in a studio.

The difference is that the movie was pretty good while this 777 story is getting old and boring.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

I saw the clip earlier today where she was exposing Carney and thought "Wow, this is big!" Then, I see where she refuted it. What the hell is going on? They got to her probably and told her to change her mind unless she wanted to do radio in Great Bend, Kansas.

The problem for Carney is why would she say it in the first place if it wasn't true? The refutation is just to hush things up.

Glo said...

Jim: Capricorn One was a great movie, but I have trouble watching it because OJ is in it. Just seeing his face makes me want to throw up.

midnightsstaff said...

Worse than that for me Glo, I refuse to use the number found between 31 and 33 in public because I am still incensed.
I still buy only grape juice out of respect for the family.

Has something happened?
dog bites man is back page stuff, man biting dog leads- I say if CNN is blaming it on a black hole they must be a bunch of raaaayycisssts..

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

Remember him in those old Naked Gun films as Leslie Nielsen's sidekick?

I saw one on TV a few years ago where they edited out his part. Good for them; he was not only a rat but he was stupid too. I'm glad he is rotting in jail.

Jim McAllister said...

I ran across this live version of 10CC doing "Feel the Benefit" from probably 1977 or 1978. It runs about 14:30 and is worth a listen if you liked Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.

Barb and I saw them do this in concert in 1977 at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City and the crowd went nuts.

The Uptown was an old theater converted for concerts in about 1970; great place for concerts, we saw many there. I wish I could go back to the past for a few days just to see Stewart go from keyboards to lead guitar in the last 5 minutes along with Gouldman on bass solo.

Where the hell are these bands when we need them.

Eric Stewart is now 69 and Gouldman 67.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NukVqMbXYQ

Rick Kepple said...

I thought that funny character in that very great movie is perfect. President Obama had it removed for PC purposes.

Hey Jimmy! I took photos of those tracks and showed them to experienced hunters. Yep, hog tracks. I was pretty sure they were hogs. Lana tells me that they are worse this year than any previous year.

In the Missouri hunting manual, the conservation department DISCOURAGES hunting specifically for feral hogs because it could interfere with the government extermination program.

midnightsstaff said...

ah.. photos- not really Rick, I imagine you used a digital camera and that ain't up to Ansel Adam's standards- besides, where are you going to get Polaroid film?

Remember there is always some anal retentive out here reading your words, and words like concepts mean things.. ..unfortunately most of the time they mean different things to different people.

I sort of think that puppy isn't going to be a happy ending, sad fact is there is a very thin veneer of society separating us from good old mother nature.
A power outage on the east coast is something I don't like to think about, much as listening to the local pack of coyotes with their catch du jour of the night.

.."and another one bites the dust"..

Speaking of Yotes, they are clawing their way back into playoff position and seem to be getting healthy.. anything is possible.

midnightsstaff said...

I guess Kobe Bryant is now in pole position in the running for jokester of the year award with his publicly stating that he thinks deadeye shooting BaraKKK could have played for the Lakers..
Yep that's right, old stone hand, chain smoking, chickinlaig Kingfish himself sacrificed his childhood dream and chose politics for the better of the nation instead.

I know I was pretty much speechless when I heard that fantastic statement.
I had to take a quick look at the calender to make sure it wasn't April 1 and nope..
..it makes no sense at all.

I suppose he would get some sponsor contract selling Kools or something..

Yes folks, it's a bizarre world we live in- actually I could see him on the Lakers.. or the Generals as well.

Jim McAllister said...

I think that because Kobe is washed up just like Steve Nash he is having problems with reality. Maybe he is sucking up to the smoking idiot in hopes of landing a job in Washington. He would fit in good with that dumbass Ellen, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, George Clooney and the rest of those Hollywood fools.

midnightsstaff said...

Now that we are getting used to naming our winter storms I suppose we are going to have to listen to another load of crap about how much worse things are due to climate change- it's about time they drag that old warhorse back out of the shed Winter put it in.

News is tumbleweeds are taking over Colorado; as tho that has never happened before.
It's hell on earth I tell ya.

I guess we are going to get another Little Rock ReachAround once they have shut down all the coal power plants.
I gotta admit, he is doing pretty much exactly what he said he would, it's a pretty tall order to completely destroy a nation in less than eight years taking us from stable cheap electrical generation to expensive, intermittent stand by mode.
Quite an accomplishment.

Hollywood is wanting an exemption from Moonbeam's Millionaire tax, but Illinois saw Clownafornia's great idea and now are going to do the same.
..these guys simply cannot learn.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, but Nuremberg was my favorite character in those Neilson movies!

I suppose you're right, Middy - words being taken as concepts - the extermination of formerly domesticated pigs.

Jen's little dog came back and she got a logging job that starts today! Someone gave her a pickup truck with a cracked head and the mechanic found that it was only a freeze plug. So she's having a grand morning! Gotta go!

Jim McAllister said...

I heard about those Colorado tumbleweeds. (Was it Roy Rogers or Gene Autry who sang about the tumblin' tumbleweeds?)

Too bad American International Pictures is gone; that would make a great horror flick: "Attack of the Tumbleweeds!" Maybe the potheads in Colorado are just seeing hallucinations.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

I remember as a kid we thought our '40 Buick had a cracked block and it turned out to be only a freeze plug. What a sigh of relief that was!

midnightsstaff said...

Worst tumbleweed attack I ever saw was in Lancaster Ca.
There is an unbelievable number of the rolling tree sized boogers when the wind picks up, the problem with Col. is the eastern part looks just like Kansas and they get a lot of tumbleweeds.
go figure.

Nice to hear a happy ending with one lost dog, our local coyote pack rarely misses.

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/most_obvious_conspiracy.html
Here is a good article in today's American Thinker on the intentional destruction our public school system has wrought on generations of American students with pushing their ridiculous Whole word method, abandoning the phonics approach.

One of the comments called it child molestation and I agree.
When you rob kids their most formative years in learning English no wonder we have such an ignorant population.

I pretty much consider the NEA as a nation wide Pedeophilia ring and the union minded teachers that go along to get along are all in on it.

What would Reggie's girl do?

midnightsstaff said...

I'm delighted to notice mocking our betters is still in vogue, here is a guy named Howie Carr writing for the Boston Globe and taking a little license toward Fauxahontis' new book.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/howie_carr/2014/03/carr_elizabeth_warren_writes_new_chapter

She ignores her native heritage and mysteriously makes no mention of her lineage.
He asks why none of her chapters were named.
“Drums Along the Mystic.”
“The Last of the Faux-hicans.”
“Forked Tongue: The Elizabeth Warren Story.”
“A Tale of Two Teepees.” or “Dances with Moonbats.”

He along with the rest of us is wondering why there is no mention of
“If you like your medicine man, you can keep your medicine man.”
Or, “You didn’t build that wigwam.”
Or, “The warpath on women.”

Looks like the squaw of the year has abandoned her war pony and taken up the crooked white man's path after scalping the voters of Mass-a-two-shits.

Politicians are like muppets, they look like they're walking and talking but it's all for the camera, actually it's just some guy's hand up their ass.

midnightsstaff said...

http://rt.com/in-vision/india-hindu-holi-festival/

And you think spring break in Cancun or something going on in the Mile High State is out there?
..take a look at this group of religious party animals.

Probably wouldn't be so bad except for the smell-
ah.. there goes my insensitivity meter off in the red zone again.
One mustn't make stereotypical humor or you will be accused of raaaycizm.. (unless you are a liberal in good standing that is).

Glo, AKA Shiva, Goddess of Destruction! said...

Middy, I work with tons of Indians (my ex-company dumped many long-time non-Indians years ago - including me, who works there now as a contractor) and they have a year filled with holidays. One major one is Diwalai, the Festival of Light, which occurs in November. My ex-company celebrates it, too. We actually have a separate Indian food bar in the caf.

It was very hard for many people to accept them, but it is now simply a way of corporate life. I have to say that I think of it as the new normal. A couple of weeks ago at a staff meeting there were 18 of us, and I was the only non-Indian. And you know what? I didn't feel at all out of place.

The majority of them are hardworking, really nice people who just want to make a living. It's the Big Boys in New York who made the decision to repopulate the company's work force.

I'm not ribbing you about your (always) cool insights (which are not racism!); just wanted to present another viewpoint.

It's funny how the world changes: when I was working at Travelers in Hartford in the 80s, we considered a foreigner someone who came from New Haven - not New Delhi. :)

midnightsstaff said...

I don't take what you do as in anyway negative, and I agree, I love dot Indians as much as the feather ones.
The ones over here are not of the same caste as those in the river doing their daily observances along with the Heavenly Cattle..
As you might guess, I majored in Acerbic Observation's as a minor at my alma mater..
..KneemeintheGroinTech.

My widowed aunt had to take a job as manager of a motel owned by Indians, and they were great people despite the ostentatious bling including the ubiquitous Mercedes and spoiling their grown children..
..but they were great people just like my mom's last doctor.

I've seen papasans let a fly crawl across their eye, we take for granted a level of cleanliness that is not as good as most of Northern Europe but much better than the bulk of the world.

My jab was at the fact that photos don't normally do the occasion justice without scratch and sniff.
cool colors tho- I can't imagine trashing a house with paint for religious observance.
..puts cleaning up after Mardi Gras to shame.
..let's see, who haven't i insulted.. hmm. next up our old standby...the Jews!

Mike said...

Obama would have been a better fit on the Phoenix Suns. He can't shoot worth a damn.

The Suns have been in Phoenix for 46 years and never won a championship. Gotta be a record.

Jim McAllister said...

Love the Elizabeth Warren piece. Massachusetts sure has a lot of suckers to vote her in.

In reference to her lineage Mark Steyn had the greatest comment;

"She is as white as Frosty the Snowman in a blizzard after he fell out of a barrel of wite-out."

Jim McAllister said...

I think Warren claims to Be American Indian, not dot.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. she is a product of Oklahoma.. it's got it's own share of clowns clogging up the highway to Reason.

This NA nonsense is comical at best. .."Hypocrisy I knew thee well"..
Hey.. it's Ted's old seat isn't it?

Rick Kepple said...

I was the newsletter editor and publisher of a Native American publication for a few years. I've done a lot of writing and publishing for lots of folks over the years. Sometimes I helped out folks for free and got a name for it. It was really becoming a nuisance to be that responsible and popular.

SteveBuzzardo said...


deadeye shooting BaraKKK could have played for the Lakers..


that's funny, almost as funny as all of those clowns telling us how intelligent Obama is..

Yeah, you have to be a real genius to believe that Marxism works.

midnightsstaff said...

Yeah.. know the feeling, everyone wanting a piece of you.
..probably should charge something for the autographs Rick, hey they won't appreciate it if you just give it away.

I know that's the way it works with most of my dealings with the government.

midnightsstaff said...

Well Steve, it all depends on what you want it to do.
(marxism)

I can guarantee you despite the hounds on his bony ass he is quite proud of the accomplishments so far.
Why Botox Nancy is just wetting herself on how smoothly things are going.

After all he pretty much telegraphed every move if only people had watched.

SteveBuzzardo said...


Yes, good point Middy.

midnightsstaff said...

I'll take off my hat so you can get a good look at it.

I guess that April 1 deadline in the sand is going to have to be addressed, it seems the program isn't generating the overwhelming support 'Potential' Laker superstar Obama told us it would.
(I guess I could have been a 'potential' clean up hitter for the World Champion Boston Red Sox).
Despite the lies nothing is getting better except the artificially inflated stock market, my mom used to refer to this kind of stuff as a pack of lies.

Rick Kepple said...

"Yeah.. know the feeling, everyone wanting a piece of you.
..probably should charge something for the autographs Rick, hey they won't appreciate it if you just give it away."

If you were smart, you'd come to the farm, but you're not that smart. Obama doesn't mind.

Jim McAllister said...

I wonder what position Kobe is lined up to get in Washington for those words about Barak making the Lakers. Maybe he can be the janitor at the Presidential gym.

Just in case he would happen to be cut by the Lakers, BO could always enter and probably win the Tour de France bike race. After all, that cute photo of his sissified ass on that bike with his little "safety first" helmet is proof enough that the guy is a world class cyclist.

midnightsstaff said...

No longer necessary to pay people for mind numbing genuflections.
..he has NSA- remember?

.."Hey Kobe my brother- shame if these pics of you and that 14 year old hooker ever got out- Eric says there is no statute of limitations on that...yeah, now that I got your full attention and we understand each other I know you wanna help so here's what I need you to say..
..good lookin' out..and how about pumping my game a tad while you are at it, that'll give it some cred".

Your bud Barry..

midnightsstaff said...

http://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/140318-hillary-vs-cruz-tattoo.jpg

http://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/photo10.jpg

..gonna need some eye wash after that first one.

Jim McAllister said...

Here is a good one:

Drudge is right again despite ridicule of Obama and all libs.

I guess they forgot about when to pay estimated taxes. Drudge didn't forget so the dumb ass loudmouths are wrong AGAIN!

Jim McAllister said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/21/White-House-Leads-Liberal-Media-In-Matt-Drudge-Attack

Drudge is right!

midnightsstaff said...

Laws of economics are just about as unforgiving as the laws of physics.

When someone insists you need to suspend either one for a trust-me moment chances are you are going to regret it.

Obama might be the best gun and KY salesman this country has ever seen.

Rick Kepple said...

Friends in the Ozarks tell me that celebrities have to pay regularly employed fans to show up at their award ceremonies that we see on TV.

It's spring. More than a few people have asked me to do some tractor work for me. There hasn't been anyone asking to record any music.

midnightsstaff said...

Tractors, goats and a music studio..
..got me it was all right there- should have worked.

Well to be fair Rick, you have to realize there isn't much left but bones and feathers on the flat lined system right now.

It's the reason we have to get ourselves in a shooting war.. just ask any incumbent.

I guess that head's-up he gave Joe the former plumber about leveling the playing field also meant a drastic slowing down of the velocity of money which to many is actually a predictable, axiomatic result proved again and again.
The outrage we see now is so transparent that anyone who has ever cracked one of Samuelson's econ.101 textbooks would have seen this coming a mile away.

Self delusion and the arrogant abandonment of principle represents the rocks that scuttle many dreams Rick.
.. this isn't the first wreck a nation has caused.

I doubt anyone in their right mind would attempt to run their lives the same way we encourage the government to.
It's like letting Homer Simpson work at a nuclear power plant.. oh wait!

Rick Kepple said...

Well Middy, I'm a Christian man and God has spoken in signs and I am to remain on disability.

I bought the equipment, I paid for the material to turn my barn into a studio, I did the research to make everything happen, paid for the website, and I created the opportunities for disabled people on entitlements to create their own jobs.

NOT ONE SALE in months and that is only possible because God wills this to be so.

I tried to get help from you guys and y'all refused. That's also a message from God and not your fault.

Social Darwinism says that the rich are the Chosen of God and therefore your responses are from the Almighty, AND in accepting that logic, that means that President Obama is also of God and therefore Socialism must also be of God.

I tried to convince local musicians to record with us and we'd give them a place to sell their music. Even friends refuse to record at the studio. That means, it is not of God.

My claim to know a famous rock star actually offends people, since she's not said anything, EXCEPT that I threatened her again, and right on Facebook. She claims to be the great great great granddaughter of Jesus Christ, so obviously she is of God.

Therefore, God has chosen to close Lana Jefferies Music LLC.

I tried to be who I am not. I tried to help and interfered with God's will for the United States of America. I tried to get that famous woman's help and God knew that she could change things, but also knew that she wouldn't care. Game, set and match.

The Antichrist must come, because if billions of people do not die, the Christ will not return. So things must be allowed to occur as they will without interference.

God wants me to join other Americans to prepare. The rock star gleefully admitted to being a witch and she is on the side of the Antichrist.

I really didn't want war. I thought that I could prevent it, but nope. God wants war.

Luckily lenders charging usury interest are the enemy, so taking their money is legal to be used to prepare for the Antichrist. They aren't of God. They go to church, but Obama did too.

midnightsstaff said...

Getting some strange earthquakes in Oklahoma..

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

I wonder if they are related to the New Madrid fault.. that one will be a big one when it kicks off.

Rick Kepple said...

New Madrid fault only comes alive every few hundred years. Now and then it tremors, but most of the action is out west and around fracking areas.

I've always thought that Arizona could get another volcano.

Rick Kepple said...

Arizona has thousands of baby volcanoes that haven't formed yet, but could. There are potential volcanoes in Flagstaff and a little area southwest of Phoenix.

http://arizonaexperience.org/live-maps/volcano-map

The New Madrid earthquake is famous, but a volcano would increase tourism in Arizona. A volcano in Nebraska would be original too!

Rick Kepple said...

I just read that the Oklahoma earthquakes are caused by fracking, so it's no big deal. Any way you look at it, done by the rich chosen by God to be rich to frack, or just an act of God, it's still done by God.

http://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/oklahoma/recent

Jim McAllister said...

I remember "Frick and Frack" in the Ice Follies" back in the '50s. Great acrobatic skaters.

I think it was the New Madrid fault in SE Missouri that had a quake many years ago.

midnightsstaff said...

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

.."After a couple years of having a budget surplus, the City of Phoenix is back in dire financial straits. The city reported an estimated $38 million shortfall for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher officially took the job last month and faces the dilemma of limiting the city's deficit.
In a letter addressed to Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council, Zuercher suggested the deficit is, in part, due to expiring payroll concessions and a decreased emergency food tax"..
Well, well... hope the leaders of Phoenix didn't spend that extra 38 million yet..just wait until we start hearing calls for new taxes to cover for vital services.

.."Senior programs and parks and recreation, internal services are hit pretty hard," Zuercher said.
In Zuercher's proposal, sworn police officers and firefighters won't be affected.
But cuts will be made across all of the city's departments, including an estimated 150 to 160 jobs.
"Nearly every department we have some cut proposed across the board," Zuercher said"..

..so they will shut nutrition centers, parks and libraries, no mention of cutting expensive administrative overburden which is driving insolvency.

As I said government actually believes they should never suffer any cuts, no matter what the circumstance- at least not at the administrative level.

Rick Kepple said...

I'm sorting through threats and eyewitness accounts to figure stuff out.

This rich guy in Saudi Arabia says it's okay to kill Muslims if terrorists are targeting Americans.

http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/video-saudi-wahhabi-sheikh-its-fine-to-kill-muslims-if-you-aim-at-infidels/

Oh and then there's the eyewitness reports of seeing the Malaysian plane wreckage and investigators have to check every lead.

I remember when I used to take showers in my swimming trunks in the yard when I was just starting out on the homestead. People called the cops swearing that I was naked. People see what they wanna see.

PROUD said...

Wonder if ‪#‎MichelleObama‬ used Priceline or Trivago for her $8,300/night room?.Wonder what the other 70 in her entourage paid?

Oh wait...WE THE PEOPLE ARE PAYING...

PROUD said...

Rick, trying to turn a storage shed into a real and profitable music studio in the back woods of Po-Dunk Missouri was simply a bad business decision, one based on emotional rather than any critical thinking.

Rich people nor God had anything to with it.... THAT'S ALL ON YOU!

midnightsstaff said...

Rick- pro tip..

..ditch the Speedo.

Mike said...

Phoenix and Glendale are prime examples of what happens when Democrats run the place. Glendale is on a course to be the next Detroit.

Glad I moved out of both places.

midnightsstaff said...

damn.. the Bruins are a good hockey club- with a little luck and without the brain fart the Yotes would be up three goals.

You are right about Glendale, but they play kick the can until it's someone else's problem.

Rick Kepple said...

"Rich people nor God had anything to with it.... THAT'S ALL ON YOU!"

Nope, rich folks sabotaged the company. Don't know how they did it yet, but eventually the truth will come out. It always does in time. Hey, bribe Dale. He needs the money and he'd probably do whatever you wanted too. He's smarter than Nick too. In fact, I can give you a list of names of people you can bribe, because they also need some money. Betraying me could wind up to be lucrative!

But thanks for the entertainment. I can't actually get rid of the studio, you know. I have partners.

Proud always gives such good responses when provoked.

There's a warlord in Africa named Mr. Marlboro and he's interesting.

midnightsstaff said...

well, you can always write fiction to keep the lights on..
Great game tonight- we finally see two good periods against a pretty good team.
Hope this keeps up.

ah.. good to see the Marlborough Man back getting some face time.

midnightsstaff said...

or maybe the Marlboro Man instead.

SteveBuzzardo said...



Texas A&M Study: Obama The 5th Best President In History


http://shar.es/B1ARk

midnightsstaff said...

Hahaha.. I get the feeling his mojo got up and left.
Or at least went to China to see if we can get a war started over there.

The first lady in China was as gracious as the pigwoman is not, remember last year when she couldn't be bothered to do a meet and greet when the Chinese came to call?
She was just given the poo poo platter of Chinese tours, a guided tour of the Forbidden City personally led by numba wan mamasan herself; the only thing she didn't get to visit was the Imperial dragon preserve.

Maybe they will "lose" another jet to get the sympathy vote and free him at last to come out of the closet and into the arms of another named Reggie, nothing including space aliens with monkeys flying out of their asses and flying saucers double parked outside the Pentagon tomorrow morning before breakfast would surprise me anymore.

Rod Sterling would be embarrassed to put on a production as far fetched as this Washington crowd, after all he wasn't insane.

Rick Kepple said...

Rod Sterling was a socialist. I guess you're gonna stop quoting him too.

None of you know jack about politics or international anything.

Rick Kepple said...

It's Rod Serling, regardless of what Spellcheck says. And Serling was a saint to socialism.

A lot of writers that you like were socialists.

midnightsstaff said...

I knew Jack, and sir.. you are no Jack!

midnightsstaff said...

And who picked you to be the Brownshirt wearing, hobnail booted grammar police and spell check gestapo?
Jim.. did you say he could do that?

..guess you are taking this whole life failure thing really hard eh?

..it'll get worse.

Jim McAllister said...

PROUD,

Common sense is not something the Obama's know about. That trip to China is an embarrassment but typical of how the Obama's live it up at taxpayer expense.

I would hate to be the daughters. Life will never be normal for them after we get his ass out of the WH.

Rick Kepple said...

But ... the studio was YOUR idea and ALL OF YOU contributed your expertise to make the studio in the hay barn a success.

When lenders ask me what's going on, I just tell them that Wall Street investors told me to invest all my money into the studio. And corporation CEO's said to take their money and redistribute it.

You people even tried to threaten me off the Internet, you tried to buy my Constitutional Right of Free Speech and you have claimed that I threatened a rock star that is considered by the U.S. government to be a slight step above al Qaeda.

So when are you rich people gonna start that civil war that you keep shoving at the American people? A witch and her friends are trying to convince Christian military veterans to do your dirty work?

You don't think that the vets don't know what you're doing? Are you just stupid or drunk? Or both?

You nitwits keep talking about how "dangerous" Obama is, and yet you keep running your mouths, so you don't believe it. You all just talk shit all day long and you're probably skinny little cowards.

You punks say you're gonna buy me expensive farm equipment and I know that Stevie Nicks and all her worthless friends lie and that's all you're ever going to do.

Send me a million dollars and maybe we can talk about a truce, otherwise, I'm just gonna keep Facebooking the truth about Stevie Nicks and the lies of the rich from the side of the rich and famous.

Go ahead and buy some more of my friends. I don't mind one bit putting them in jail or if one ever shows up to kill me, I guarantee that I'll make you famous.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

On top of all your other travails, you even had to endure a visit from Bodo (also known as Bozo the Clown).

Missouri will never be the same now that he has put his footprint in their soil.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Tough loss to the Bruins. I have to hand it to them; they really took over in the last couple minutes. I was hoping the Yotes could get the puck for a moment to try for a tie; not to be. The cream always rises.

Jim McAllister said...

Rod Serling played a clown on local TV in Cincinnati in the early 50s.

WLW Channel 4.

Rick Kepple said...

Jimmy, you just attacked President Obama's daughters. Are you having a stroke? Or just normal stupid?

If Obama is as dangerous as you say, then why are you, a known coward, talking about him?

Still looking at farm equipment, Jimmy? You're never going to let go of that precious money that you worship. You'd rather talk shit about little kids.

Jim McAllister said...

I always knew Texas A&M was a good school. Now that I see their presidential study I'm further impressed.

midnightsstaff said...

.."Send me a million dollars and maybe we can talk about a truce, otherwise, I'm just gonna keep Facebooking the truth about Stevie Nicks and the lies of the rich from the side of the rich and famous"..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_JOGmXpe5I

.."hold it men, he's not bluffing"..haha..

On one hand a million dollars tribute sounds about right, on the other hand a million isn't the the same pile of money your grand daddy had; sounds like you are willing to settle for pennies on dollar worth this morning Rick, I would say five million would have been a better point to begin negotiations.

Rick Kepple said...

I'm asking the board what they want to do about the studio.

I started it based on the advice of Jimmy and friends, who it appears now, advised me to get off disability and start a company as their own amusement, just like Stevie Nicks did in the 80's.

Stevie and I had things worked out and she promised to send $60,000 and now that price is at $6.5 million. I looked it up. She's worth $40 million.

I'm going to publish Jimmy's azcentral blog on Lana Jefferies Music LLC and even the infamous Stevie Nicks and Pevie Hicks comments.

How much are you willing to buy those notes for? Those blogs don't exist anymore. Just my copies.

I'm sorry, that figure just went up to $7 million. But I thought of mailing them to the White House. Obama would LOVE reading what y'all said, don'tcha think? It's only been a few years and the statute of limitations isn't up for a while on some of the comments you made.

You people did a lot worse than just threaten someone. You intentionally destroyed my life and I've got the evidence.

midnightsstaff said...

Damn Rick, somehow I feel responsible for setting you off on another one of your epic snits about inequality of resources and expanding the guerrilla class warfare techniques of the poor and not so famous.

How you twist .."I would hate to be the daughters. Life will never be normal for them after we get his ass out of the WH"..
into .."Jimmy, you just attacked President Obama's daughters. Are you having a stroke? Or just normal stupid?"..

I understand Jay Carney wants out, and Bagdad Bob is not available to pick up the slack, you should put together a try out tape for the open position, why do it here for free on Sunday mornings when you could get paid for the same thing.
(don't worry about the little things, they provide a shirt and jacket and the camera doesn't pan down very often so the cutoff jeans shorts will be just fine.)

Go east young man, go east.

PROUD said...

To your first query:

Look into the possibility of recording hay, or farm animal sounds, you know things that actually BELONG in a hay barn on a farm...

To the second:

I believe your premise is flawed.
One must actually have actually had a life, to have it ruined.

_Next!

PROUD said...

Sorry about doubling of words words....Not sure what's up unless it's that evil auto correct.

That program is my worst enema....

midnightsstaff said...

Hey.. do we have to sign a release on our intellectual property rights so you don't have problems getting that hard hitting expose on the seamy underbelly of Scottsdale published?
if so I will gladly bequeath my rights if you decide to write the next great novel- I can't speak for Jim but you have my support.
I just want the truth to get out there, (and my 10% contribution fee)

..have your guys contact my guys to get the paperwork lined up and I'll get it back to you.

I think you are finally onto something Rick, let me know if you need a little insight on naming the chapters for collating or proofing the final draft, after all I don't want you misspelling my name.

midnightsstaff said...

enemy/enema.. you from Boston?

Famous Ted Kennedy stump line..
.."We have met the enema and it's us"..

Rick Kepple said...

I just talked to Lana. She authorized me to shut the company down and I'm to do what must be done. I'm good at destroying. It's what I do best.

You got what you wanted, Jimmy. Just like the spoiled baby you are, you get what you want. Rich pig.

Stevie Nicks is a deceptive witch and she's told people twice in my lifetime that I threatened her. She's a piece of garbage.

Rick Kepple said...

Don't worry, Middy. I highlighted, blocked and copied entire blogs. Lots of Jimmy's blogs. You'd think that he'd be paying me for that history, but he's an idiot and stupid people don't think.

BTW, I lied about not being able to copy Facebook chat text. It can be done, but it's just tougher. So I got the deceitful witch saying how she's on Facebook. And since I made it public, everyone knows it.

midnightsstaff said...

http://randomgifs.com/images/gsimpson.gif

..this is going nowhere..

It sounds like a clear case of cabin fever to me, sitting in the middle of a room with a shotgun across the lap listening to the wind howl for months on end does that.
You can take the bayonet off the shotgun now Rick, it's daylight and the snow stopped falling. ..for a while.
maybe you should get out a bit Rick- take a trip over to the Banana Belt part of Missouri around the Loose Creek area- you need a break Rick, you have been talking to yourself too long- head down to the Dairy Queen and meet some new friends.

midnightsstaff said...

From Wikipedia...

.."Loose Creek Missouri, population about 200, is a small town.
There are no stoplights, one furniture store, two cabinet shops, two gas stations, one restaurant, two feed mills, a post office, and an insurance agency.
There is a Catholic school and church, also. There are some businesses on the outskirts of the town, too.

Loose Creek is mainly a rural area. Many different things are raised in the area. There are many turkey, hog, and cow farms in the area. There is also one game bird farm.

Lifelong resident of the Loose Creek/Bonnots Mill, MO. area, Greg Stegeman, currently is a standout player and starter for the Columbia College Cougar men's Basketball team in Columbia, MO- also of note the world re-noun-ed blogging sensation Rick Kepple is reported to once have slept over in the Loose Creek area in someone's driveway due to a non specific automotive problem"..

Best kept secret in the entire Midwest.. too bad it's also a hotbed of Al Queda recruiting which seems odd when you think of the number of wild hogs and even wilder women running loose.

Jim McAllister said...

"You got what you wanted, Jimmy. Just like the spoiled baby you are, you get what you want. Rich pig."

Huh? Do rich pigs drive 9 year old Hyundais? I do.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, you are actually dragging an innocent kid into this? Are you actually that stupid?

Jimmy, you and your rich friends are idiots.

midnightsstaff said...

The really rich bastards do drive 9 year old autos, we call them classics- I got ya beat tho, I am pushing a 9 year old Toyota pick up around town.. it's the same model John Wayne would drive if he was alive today..
I named it "Big Jake".

Just in case I even got the Fargo package with the snowplow option as part of the deal tho I rarely use it- after all what if this global warming thing gets out of control.. who's gonna get the last laugh then?

You ought to see me go through the Big Circle car wash with my auger running to clean out the tumbleweeds and big wheels- the Mexicans and recent ASU grads working there act like they have never seen one.

PROUD said...

File this under:
"Been Here...Seen This...Before"

Why do I get the feeling that there's about to be a rash of:
"Comment deleted by author" posts coming?

Once "someone's" meds kick in and he re-reads the lunacy he's posted?

midnightsstaff said...

And somehow I feel I might have contributed towards this mad overnight outburst, I miss Fancy Dancer.

Rick Kepple said...

Proud, or John the owner of a construction company, I'd like to see your medical degree to make your prognosis. How's that racist blog doing?

PROUD said...

Rick, owner of a shed with a green wall,... I'd like to see where I ever professed to owning a medical degree?

Hows that recording studio doing?

midnightsstaff said...

Just for the record it's raaayyycysis.. not racist..

Keepin' it real.

Was Doctor Demento or Doctor John The NightTripper ever called out like Rick's calling you out Proud?

I call out hypocrisy wherever I see it.

.."Madness does not always howl, sometimes it's that quiet voice saying.. is there room enough for one more?"..

midnightsstaff said...

.."I'm not as irresponsible as Jimmy's friends who published my name, address and phone number to get me killed by one of their flunkies"..

..still keeping an eye out for Guido and Louie I see.
Rick, you probably won't see them because Louie got married in Oklahoma to a half squaw, half Jew and is now running a juice bar in Tahlequah.
Guido can't drive a stick shift so he's working nights at the What a Burger as the bouncer.. I think you can cross them off your anxiety list now Rick.

Rick Kepple said...

Strange that you mention that I have anxiety, Middy. Facebook's Gina Laureen aka Stevie Nicks, said the same thing.

Rick Kepple said...

Doctors have never diagnosed me with anxiety. Middy has and Gina has. I suspect that Middy, Gina and Stevie are the same person.

PROUD said...

Rick...you just published, called and harassed MY SON.Not me. That what you intended to so?

I'll give you today to take down the wrong / false info before going any further. I do this not out of the goodness of my heart, rather because your nuts.

I have been retired since 1998, hence my company is not in the phone book.

You wanna pick a fight with me, lets roll, keep my innocent kids out of your psychosis.

PROUD said...

Jim, if Rick doesn't step up and do the right thing immediately, I am asking you to remove Ricks libelous post with my son's personal information.

It's your blog, but nut jobs going after peoples innocent families is way over the line. Appreciate some help.

midnightsstaff said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1RLnJBQzc

..let me introduce everyone to Ricky from the Trailer Park Boys.. a Canadian production..

I tell ya the Canadians are nearly as far out as the BBC clownsniffers are.

Positive thinking is the key to success according to another man named...Ricky..

Rick Kepple said...

Thanks Middy. Holy cats, that's funny as hell! It's fake, because marijuana isn't called "dope" anymore. Meth is "dope." And people in trailer parks don't do hydroponic.

And where's the cops? There would be at least two cars there every time a gun goes off. But it is funny. It's really funny, but not very realistic.

Rick Kepple said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl7eagRsk8o

The Ball Park Boys

Ignore the title. It's a good song and great video.

Rick Kepple said...

The Blobots, "Scottsdale Bars"

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

midnightsstaff said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrB_XCpWtO8

Bubbles reminisces on how he just missed playing in the NHL..

Did you ever meet Axel Rhodes Rick?

Rick Kepple said...

Axel Rhodes? Nope, why?

midnightsstaff said...

haha.. just a hunch.

Mike said...

I see Rick's finally gone over the edge now. About time.

Rick Kepple said...

Middy, first hiring my friend Nick to turn on me and now threatening me with a cage fighter? You just do what you think you need to do, Middy.

Rick Kepple said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk5F8ck-hrg

Axle Rose. I never heard of Axle Rhodes, except that kid who thinks he's a cage fighter.

Rick Kepple said...

You guys need to watch something more positive. American Dream Builders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRWxzjTEUO0&list=PLPPci6m5Vak5mOsKBv17VPuSF2WrjOR-U

PROUD said...

Rick, you bloated, ignorant, hillbilly, I haven't lived in Scottsdale for over 10 years. I do not, nor have I ever had, a company called Callow Construction. You haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about, yet you continue to talk...

Obviously, this is your style, making a complete fool out of yourself, I'm OK with that, I'm more than happy to trade heat with you, but leave my kids out of your delusion.

Rick Kepple said...

Yeah, okay. There's another guy with your name, but he's a famous writer and expert of literature. That's not you.

Rick Kepple said...

You guys aren't very nice. I am genuinely hurt by the mean things you say. It's just not Christian. It's definitely not country.

Have a good day, Jimmy. I feel sorry for you for having to live around such negative people. Nobody's that negative where I live.

I shall allow you to grumble and complain amongst yourselves. I'll start ...

President Obama ......

midnightsstaff said...

.....is a fraud..

midnightsstaff said...

I want you in the music business Rick.. but what I want usually isn't what happens.
I got used to it, I don't know why you can't do the same.

These are your prime earning years and you act like there is no sense of urgency.
What's worse is somehow you got the opinion society owes you something, and that is a crippling attitude for anyone to hold.

But as I say these remaining years are the last chance you have and the best you can come up with is some cyber hostage event this morning that reminds me of a Virgil Starkwell shakedown attempt from "take the money and run"- and now you're all butt sore to boot?

midnightsstaff said...

testing..1-2-3...

PROUD said...

Now this is ironic

Democrat liberals fearful of losing the Senate, are pressuring Judge Ginsberg to retire from the S/Court...

I thought it was only Republicans and people like Paul Ryan who pushed old ladies off cliffs???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/04/ru

midnightsstaff said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFrdWIs2LI

The faggy, demonic socialist didn't even get a golf clap.. seems like everyone but the idiots in this country have magic glasses and can see him for what a piece of shit he is..

Mike said...

Proud, I read that the other day that liberals want Ginsberg to retire. I want her to stay until after the Republicans take the senate.

Jim McAllister said...

Now I see tonight where, guess what? Obamacare signups are not cut off with penalty after march 31. He going to EXTEND it AGAIN!

Dis the word loser come to mind? Meanwhile, His kids say they aren't impressed with China. Real manners; insult your host.

There is no substitute for class. Especially low class when these characters are involved.

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