Friday, December 30, 2011

Flush 'em Friday, Forever XXI and Atheists, the 12 30 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday! It's time the the final flush of the year. My nominees are many and you are welcome to add a few...

  • David Stern...for being more of a czar than a commissioner. He owes the Lakers a draft pick.
  • People who shop at Forever XXI and are way past it. Grow up and act your age.
  • The New England Patriots...mostly because I live in a town that had two teams and now has none. (Petty?...why yes it is.)
  • Atheists who blame the God they don't believe in but not the mankind their godlessness has created.
  • Crazy drivers with "Baby on Board" signs. 1. If there is a baby on board why aren't you looking at the road? 2. If there is a baby on board why are you driving like such a lunatic? 3. Unless the baby is driving I could care less, I don't want to crash either way!
  • Income redistribution. It doesn't seem to get redistributed to me.
  • Income distributors. Who made them demi-gods? (Oh ya, stupid voters.)
  • Ron Paul's foreign policy. 
  • Skinny Jeans.
  • The NCAA for being easy on Ohio State while hard on USC. 
  • Shaqille O'Neal...for being a not so good host of the Hall of Game Awards (my son and I).
In the words of Shrek, "That'll do, donkey."
May the New Year come with blessings and prosperity to you all. 
God Bless.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Flush 'em Friday, OWS NCAA & Tony V, the 12 23 11 Edition

It's time to Flush 'em Friday! The following are an anything but exhausting list of those who need to be flushed right down the old pipes.

  • OWS - for coming to my city and holding up those stupid signs. Go home.
  • OWS - for planning on following the Rose Parade with their leftist crap on wheels. Go away!
  • NCAA - for their wimpy little one year bowl ban to Ohio State University for their ultra corrupt scandals from the dead coach down.  So one R. Bush is worse than a head coach plus MULTIPLE players? Who is the OSU alumni in the NCAA?
  • The Southern California Immigration Coalition, LA Mayor Tony V., LA Police Chief Charlie Beck - for "relaxing" the hold on illegal aliens cars that have been impounded (because the driver was an illegal alien, did not have insurance). If you are not legal or becoming legal, get out.
  • Kidz Bop - because they take a good song and make it sound bad. (My son's entry.)
  • Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas - If you don't like Christmas. Don't celebrate it. Just sit home and enjoy yourself.
So, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and whether you have a little or a lot, remember: He came with nothing, gave His life, and left you with forgiveness, mercy and grace. Share a little or a lot.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Occupy Your Own House

Yesterday afternoon as I was driving to make a deposit in my credit union I noticed some people walking across the intersection with signs. "Are those Occupy Wall Street protesters?" I asked my wife. Sure enough, it was. So, as I drove by I rolled down my window and yelled at them to get out of my town. I wanted to make a u-turn and yell at them again but my bank closes at 5pm so I didn't have time. Maybe I'll drive by today if they're still there. 

I just don't get their point. Are they protesting banks for making bad loans? Have they no sense of history? You see, I agree that the banks made bad loans, just like they did back in the late 1920's. But, back then the government didn't think they should rescue the banks. So, the banks were left with all the bad loans they had written and the foreclosed homes they had financed. My grandparents lost their home at that time. What did the banks do? They did what they had to do and that was pay the price for making stupid loans. They couldn't sit on the homes because they only people who would buy a home were those who just lost their home. Grandma stood with me one day on her front porch and explained how everyone on the street lost their home but the banks sold them back a home across the street. In the end the banks had to deal with their own mess and provide loans that made sense at affordable rates and prices. 

If these "protesters" should be protesting anything they should be protesting the idiot politicians that gave money to the banks that allowed the banks to sit on the loans hoping that home prices would go up so they wouldn't take it in the shorts. Stupid is as stupid does. Anyone who thinks giving money to the banks helped individual homeowners should know by now the foolishness of that belief. The only problem is that the politicians had, via Fanny Mae  and Freddy Mac, forced the banks to make bad loans. Again, government intervention turns out to be disastrous for American citizens. 

So, unless your going to hold the politicians accountable, shut up and go home.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Easily Shaken Atheists

Merry Christmas...why does that "offend" an atheist? Probably because deep down inside they know He is TRUTH.

I read a great article about whinny atheist.

When Did Atheists Become Persnickety, Litigious Anti-Christmas Whiners? by Doug Giles

It's worth the read.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Flush 'em Friday NBA Owners the 12 16 11 Edition

The following must be flushed...

  • The NBA owners for nixing the CP3 deal to the Lakers. The petty manners in which you all acted is childish beyond belief. I guess we never grow up.
  • David Stern, for being able to look himself in the mirror.
  • Operation Wall Street and its variant strains...what, besides the top of their heads is their point?
  • SPAM...the email and the food.
  • Snobby food-servers who act like you owe them a 20% tip for forgetting to bring you water.
  • People talk with food in their mouths.
  • Complainers who only complain and never help.
  • Jerry Brown for being the Governor he is.
  • Comedians who can only use profanity.
  • J.J. for acting like his Captain Kirk when he's more like Captain Underpants (no disrespect to Captain Underpants).
  • People who say, "Happy Holidays!" because they're afraid of "offending" somebody.
  • And anyone who wants to flush me!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Who would you like to Flush 'em Friday The 12 2 11 Edition

OK, all right, I know, I haven't been scribbling out the drivel like I should. So Flush me!

Who would I like to flush this fine Flush 'em Friday?

  • OWC - for still occupying anything except some common sense.
  • Barney Frank - for consistently being Barney Frank.
  • People who think John W. Hinkley Jr. needs any, let alone more, freedom.
  • Austin Kutcher - is he the 1/2?
  • The Philadelphia Eagles football season - self inflicted over confidence and a VY's passing. 
  • The NCAA - for sanctioning USC but being so soft on OSU.
  • 25% off sales - come on give me more.
Someone help me... who do you want to Flush?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flush 'em Friday: Apps and the OWS the 11 18 11 Edition

It's another Flush 'em Friday and their are some candidates who need a good ol' whirly-twirly.

  • Both the owners and players of the NBA. What's a few billion between friends?
  • Romance novels. 
  • Auto insurance commercials. In the words of my high school business ed. teacher, "Insurance companies are not your friends. They're just betting on your life, and they won't lose."
  • OWS and people who actually believe the "protesters" actually have a point besides the top of their heads.
  • Penn State Football...Sandunsky, Paterno, the whole lot of them...evil can never be tolerated.
  • Revisionist history...why do some feel the need to manipulate the truth except to deceive those who believe it?
  • Jerry Brown...tough decisions or just plain stupidity?
  • Apps that I can't move to my SD card.
Somebody  what to add one or two?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flush 'em Friday White Liberals and Apple Computers the 11 4 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday! It's time to list those I think need to be Flushed right down the old drain.

  • White liberals - because they say they want to "help those people".  A bit arrogant? 
  • Occupy Wall Street
  • Occupy Oakland
  • Occupy anything - and their purpose is?
  • Skinny jeans...making boys looks girlish in a town near you
  • Hollister jean stores - for having bad lighting so you can't see their overpriced crap
  • Co-payments - that are now 2x the price since Obomacare 
  • People who talk about Calvinism but have never read his writings.
  • Imperfect perfectionist
  • Hypocritical hypocrites 
  • Weekly updates for apps on my phone
  • The price Apple computers
  • The cost of just one year at Biola, the school for rich Christians
  • The cost of even a state college, why does it need to keep rising except chronic inflation causing it to go up and up and up?
  • Hermain Cain's "accuser", it's Anita Hill au vu all over again
If you dare to add you 2cents...please do...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Flush 'em Friday Outlet Stores and OWS the 10 28 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday! I would like to nominate several people to be flushed this week, because they deserve it.
The to be flushed are...

  • OWS - for protesting banks when they should be protesting the people who forced the banks to make the stupid loans in the first place.
  • Charlie Sheen - for believing he's the smartest guy in the room (even when he's the only guy in the room)
  • Michael Lohan - 1. for being Lindsay's dad 2. acting like Lindsay's dad
  • Outlet Stores - here's the deal, there is no deal!
  • Planned Parenthood - for being planned non-parenthood rather than teaching responsibility.
  • Kathleen Sebelius - for using her position as first governor and now Health Human Services Secretary to bully those who don't hold her opinion and for obstructing justice any chance she can.
  • The POTUS's student loan scheme/scam - how about some real jobs Mr. Prez?
  • Eugene Robinson - for blaming "hard-right conservatives" for the redistribution of wealth. Dufuss is as dufuss does. 
Besides all the usual suspects like people who don't use their blinkers and women over 40 who shop at forever 21, that's all for me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

No tax Tuesday and What Can Government Do for You? 10 25 11

Happy No Tax Tuesday!
It's sadly funny that politicians are "discussing" how much we should pay in taxes. The Democrats and liberals think they are entitled to all of it, or the right to say what I do with my money. Herman Cain wants 9%, I think, or is it 9% + 9% + 9%? Perry is talking about a straight - flat 20%.

Well, considering that the government is the least effective, most wasteful money managers known to mankind, why should I want to give them more than than the least amount possible. Just take the Department of Education for example. If $100 in taxes goes to the federal government which then takes 10% off the top just to pay for itself then divvies up the remainder to be sent out to the states and then to local schools. Now the state has to take some off what is left over to "manage" the remaining $90 so there goes another $10 so my $100 is at best $80 if the DOE decides that my state needs it more than other states. There is no guaranteeing that my money will come back to my state, city or school attended by my children. Stupid is as stupid does. Has education improved since the deception, I mean, inception of the Department of Education?

More importantly, if my God is only asking for 10% why should my government need more? In my opinion that is just forced idolatry.  My church is just finishing up a building project. Not only did they build a building that is fully used, but 10% of the funds went to building church buildings in other countries. We built two other churches. What do we get out of our tax dollars? Roads to nowhere, bailouts, and a plethora of stupid ideas.

So, I don't think the question is how much taxes I can or should pay, but how much can I trust my government to responsibly handle?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Flush 'em Friday OWS and Joe Biden the 10 21 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday to anyone and everyone! Another week and another list of Flushies worthy of a good old whurly - twurly.

And the Nominees are:

  • Occupy Wall Street - why protest the banks and not the Congress that forced the banks to make the stupid loans in the first place?
  • Uninsured motorist insurance paid for by insured motorists (me).
  • Joe Biden for linking public safety to his liberal agenda and then insinuating that not voting for liberal crap will bring about lawlessness. Really, Joe?
  • Obama's "Jobs" package - just another payout. What "new" and real jobs would it create or even allow?
  • Lindsay Lohan - for being such an idiot and having the money but not the sense to use it. 
  • LAUSD for getting rid of one reading program and adding another. Changing programs only insures 4-7 years of clueless attempts at making the new program work. 
  • LAUSD for not getting rid of the clueless "coaches" who were constantly meddling with teachers instruction. What a waste of money. About $ 90,000 a coach X 1,000 schools = $90,000,000 per year. Budget crisis solved. 
  • JH and JJ for using threats as their main method of leading and managing. 
  • The NBA owners and players for not being able to get themselves together while fighting over millions of dollars the average person will never see.
That all for me, who would you like to flush?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Flush 'em Friday the 10 14 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday everyone! It's time Flush whoever and whatever annoys, bothers or confounds you. 

Today my list is as follows...

  • David Stern, the NBA owners, the NBA players...get on with it!
  • Anyone who thinks ILLEGAL aliens should receive benefits of any kind from the USA. 
  • The "DREAM ACT" for being a nightmare for those of us who must pay for it. 
  • Governor Jerry Brown for signing in the DREAM ACT. 
  • The US Department of Education's Civil Rights Office...for taking 19 months to tell us that English-Language learners and African Americans are struggling and saying that they are not receiving the same education as whites. 19 months? How long will it take them to "find" that the Pacific Ocean touches California?
  • The US Department of Education...just for existing...what a waste of money.
  • The US Department of Education for having a Civil Rights Office...again, what a waste of money.
  • People who take up two parking spaces.
  • 50% off the second item "sales"
  • Those who like to dole out criticism but can't stand to receive any. 
  • People who micro manage...
  • The guy in line to order who doesn't think about what he wants until he gets to the counter.
That's all folks. Anyone like to add to the list?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No Tax Tuesday the 10 11 10 Edition

A co-worker of mine asked me the other day what I thought about those people protesting with "Occupy Wall Street". She also asked me if I thought "rich" people should pay their fare share of taxes.

Well, she probably thinks she is opened minded, but, just the questions pretty much tell you what she thinks.

What are the Occupy Wall Street protesters (paid or not) protesting? According to my coworkers they are protesting people making someone else's expense(?). I just wonder why liberals believe they should tell another person how much money to make or they (liberals) think they should determine how much another person deserves to earn. One answer my friend has no idea about is why the banks made bad loans to people in the first place. Weren't banks forced to loan to consumers by the government? The government tries to control the banks via regulations, bailouts and taxation manipulation, the plan fails and then the politicians that forced the banks to operate like morons blames the banks and accuses them of being greedy.

As to the notion that the "rich" should pay their "fare share" I am astounded at the ignorance of the left. First of all, no conservative believes that the rich should not pay their fair share. I have never heard any one (except maybe liberals) say that anyone should not pay taxes. What no Democrat, liberal or leftist has ever been able to tell me is how they can tax a company into growth and hiring more people. How can you take money away and expect that company to then hire more people? there anyone that can hire more people with less money? The only way is via government handouts. That's what this whole green jobs malarkey is all about. That is not a business, that is welfare.

What about No Tax Tuesday? Why should our tax dollars be spent on bailout welfare jobs?
By-the-way protesters, why not occupy the White House and ask where all the jobs are? 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

POTUS Blame Game

Amazing! I heard President Obama is campaigning with rhetoric like, “If Republicans take back the White House their policies would cripple America!” Wow. That is like a clown telling a mime to get serious. I guess the beauty of being a community organizer is all you really have to do is demonize your opponent, whether what you're saying has any relationship to reality or not. The whole manner in which candidate Obama operates reminds me of the school yard. So often a fight starts when child A tells child B that child C said,”B's a _______!” Then it's on. B and C go at it while A looks on and enjoys the show. All the while B and C have no clue that they have just been manipulated by their so called friend. Unfortunately, this is a favorite tactic of all politicians would at the heart of their beliefs (which they will never have the integrity to admit) is that most of their would be voters are not smart enough to be confronted with the real issues so, manipulation in the form of “Those people don't like you! Those people are taking your jobs! Those people...”

Besides all that, what is crippling America right now? Isn't it time for President Obama to take some ownership of the problems our country is facing? Or is he just going to divide the country by blaming the opposition? We he honestly answer the question of whether or not his Health Care plan has been good for America or just another government take over of individual freedoms?

What is the plan President Obama? All I hear is blame.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Flush 'em Friday: Online Surveys and Skinny Jeans the 9 16 11 Edition

Happy Flush 'em Friday to you one and all. Sorry I missed a week. Life goes on, and on and on.

Anyways, the list for this week is as follows...

  • The NBA lockout. Owners and players alike.
  • Online surveys that take longer than 30 seconds. 
  • Planned non parenthood. 
  • Pop-ups.
  • The person who took my geocache.
  • The fantasy of green jobs.
  • "Non-biased" journalists "moderating" debates.
  • Skinny jeans.
  • Men who wear women's clothes.
  • Stores that are going out of business and offer 30% off! That's why you're going out of business.
  • Child actors that overact. Brats are NOT cute.
  • Me, for not being able to come up with a few more clever flushies. 
Well, that's all folks. Feel compelled to add your own.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Maxine the Gangster: Flush 'em Friday: The 9 2 11 Edition

Pit_toiletsImage via Wikipedia
Hello everybody and happy Flush 'em Friday!!!
Today I would like to start off the list with one of the biggest bigots, racist and plain goof-ball American politics has ever seen...

  • Maxine Waters...for wanting to tax banks (does this include the one her husband has an interest in?) out of existence. The gangster politician speaks.
  • The Feds, DOJ, for raiding Gibson guitars and suggesting that they outsource labor to Madagascar. 
  • Progressives: because what is progressive (positive in any way) about the progressive agenda? 
  • Frank McCourt...take the money and leave.
  • People who turn right from the far left lane (3 lane roads) with about 100 feet to go, while smoking and texting.
  • Again, purple cars. 
  • Soccer players who flop and lay on the ground for extended periods of time.
  • Housing prices, they still need to drop.
  • Individual bags a chips, because the amount of chips keeps getting smaller.
  • Goecaches that aren't maintained.
That is my list for this week.
What's on yours?
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Tax Tuesday and Chocolate the 8 30 11 Edition

A piece of chocolate candy.Image via Wikipedia
Yesterday I went by Ralphs to pick up few items to go with the pizza I was going to barbecue. In the line at the checkout I noticed some Twix and the sign said "Buy 2 get 1 free". Good deal. You know that candy, even chocolate, is taxed because it is not really food. I like chocolate. But, my wife and daughter sometime crave chocolate and they have to have it.  Chocolate is at times, a need, so I believe it should not be taxed.

Now, here is my beef with taxing chocolate as if it was not a necessity. If your a married man you know that sometimes your wife needs chocolate. Maybe like me it happens after you eat dinner. You get comfortable on the couch, turn on the TV, and your wife says, "I could really use some chocolate." You try to ignore her. "Honey, don't you want some chocolate?" You might reply, "No, I'm good, thanks." A few moments quickly pass. "Honey, I really want some chocolate." Fellas, you know how this goes. Luckily for me there is a 7-11 and a Rite-Aid within a block from where we live.

Now, let me ask you this (I know that sounds Southern). At that moment isn't chocolate a need? If I want to enjoy the rest of my evening in peace you are darn right I need to go get it for my wife! Now, as a life bonus my wonderful daughter is getting to be the age where she "wants" chocolate too. So now at times I have my wife and my daughter in need of chocolate. "Daddy, can you go get some chocolate ice cream?" I need to a have a stash someplace...

My point is that for me to have two happy women in my home, I need some chocolate, so therefore chocolate is a necessity. Since it is a necessity it should not be taxed. This No Tax Tuesday is a call for no taxes on chocolate because sometimes you just got to have some chocolate.
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Loose Cannon Fire: Shovel Ready the 8 27 11 Edition

Cannon Fire at JanneyImage by DelosJ via Flickr
What follows are some quotes that just sort of stuck out to me...

But hating the Tea Party for being so insistent and single-minded in its focus on cutting spending is like hating a fire hall siren for calling attention to a potentially devastating blaze. And blaming the S&P downgrade on Tea Party-backed House Republicans makes about as much sense as blaming a raging fire on the 911 dispatcher. -  Jeff Jacoby (Town Hall)

I've heard more than 20 years of this oppressive windbaggery from do-gooder liberals who treat my unhyphenated American brothers and sisters and me as treacherous puppets for The Man. Their smug refusal to acknowledge free will, individual choice and true diversity of thought confirms that race-obsessed liberals remain the most unrepentant and odious racists of all. - Michelle Malkin (Town Hall)

I don’t know if you saw this with all the news yesterday. Illinois lost 89,000 jobs since enacting the largest tax increase in the history of the state, as reported by the Illinois Policy Institute.
It was the largest job loss of any state in the nation. - Jeff Carter (Town Hall Finance)

“Under my plan to reform healthcare,” says candidate Obama under this hypothetical, “we’ll imprison anyone who doesn’t buy health insurance. And to enforce the requirement we will put 16,500 more IRS agents on the street.” -John Ransom

Under my plan for economic growth and recovery,” says our hypothetical candidate Obama, “we won’t even pass budgets. We’ll run up historic deficits and raise the debt ceiling, something that I condemned my opponents for. But we’ll do it without any systematic support or budget process.” John Ransom

“A successful campaign will heavily focus on the radical, do-nothing Republican Congress. That will resonate with people,” said Robert Creamer, a strategist for the progressive Americans United for Change. “Most [Americans] believe Obama shares their values and their concerns, and where he has failed them is his effectiveness to improve the economy. It seems to me the case the campaign needs to make is that that failure is a consequence of the damage created by Republicans and the refusal of Congress to take the necessary steps that he proposed for the economy.” = the biggest load of crap I have heard.

Feel free to add to the shrapnel....
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Flush 'em Friday: Long Socks and High Shorts: The 8 26 11 Edition

Flushed Away (video game)Image via Wikipedia
Happy Flush 'em Friday! It is time again to list those and that which deserve to be flushed down the old porcelain thrown.

The nominiees for this week are as follows:

  • People who wear long socks with high shorts.
  • Maxine Waters for hating the Tea Party almost as much as she hates her own people. How can someone who has done so little stay so long?
  • The CONCACAF ref at the Galaxy game last night. I think they took a little too much off the top when they cut his hair.
  • People who actually believe that  global warming is the cause for civil wars. Maybe, has Al Gore spoken in any of those countries?
  • Geocachers who don't maintain their caches.
  • Moammar Gaddafi and all other oil financing dictators...
  • E.J. Dionne Jr. for believing that dumb luck = good foreign policy.
  • Smokers in general but specifically those who hold their cigarette as far from their face as they can but closer to mine.
  • Eugene Robinson for not admitting that "social justice" policies as engineered by liberals and Democrats for the past 40 to 50 years is holding many minorities, especially blacks, in plantations known as projects and THAT is more harmful than any other policy ever.
  • The NBA lockout has got to end.
That's all folks!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No Tax Tuesday:Where Are All The Green Jobs 8 23 11 Edition

President Barack Obama talks at the DeSoto Nex...Image via Wikipedia
Where are all the green jobs I heard both President Obama and California Governor Brown talk about "investing" in? I might even ask, "Where are any jobs?" That's what many of his own people (since he doesn't consider the half the raised him part of himself) are asking. Even Representative Maxine Waters (who has done squat divided by three for her people) wants to know where the jobs are? 

I decided to check out these so called green jobs. I went to . There are quite a few headings under the  "Green Jobs Guidebook" section. Let's check them out and see what hope someone might have now that we have had a few years of real change. Under Low Carbon Power and Renewable Power there was one job for a Power System Operator and Instructor with a salary of $25 - $30 per hour. There was no minimum education required, no recommended college course work, but a High Level of experience needed: 10 years of progressively responsible and with 5 years in control room operations and 3 years as a Senior Shift Power System Operator. For the Solar Power and Photo voltaic (PV) Systems position there is a "Sorry, there were no jobs that met your query" response. When there is a "job" description it is described as Growth Potential, but, I have trouble finding the actual links to actual job applications. 

Where are these jobs? Where are any jobs? I did hear that the POTUS is going grant a Spanish company, Abegnoa Bioenergy,  $134 million in loan guarantees that will created 65 jobs. Palin says that is $134,000,000 /65= $2,061,538.46 per job. Now, just for fun let's extrapolate that a bit. For every 1,000 jobs that would be an investment of $2,061,538,460.00. After that the numbers get a bit much for my tiny calculator. Besides the obvious question, "Why not an American company?", how about 1,000's of real jobs that might actually help actual Americans? 

I'll bet that if you gave $2,000,000 to 1,000 Americans at least 10% of them would create businesses that would employ more that 65 people. I'll bet that if you gave 65 Americans the $2,000,000 at least 10% of them would create businesses that would employ more than 65 people! 

Give me $2,000,000 to create jobs...

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Flush 'em Friday: Hollywood Busybodies The 8 19 11 Edition

toiletImage by Gerard Stolk presque 64 via Flickr
Happy Flush 'em Friday!
It is time to Flush those and that which annoy, bother or insult you.

The following are my flushies:

  • People who treat their pet(s) like the children they don't have. 
  • Piers Morgan of CNN for being a creepy question kind of guy. 
  • White liberals who accuse others white people, specifically conservative, of being racists. Every time  I hear a white liberal refer to someone else with the "we need to help those people" attitude I am stunned by their arrogance.
  • The LA Clippers for being such an awful yet money making team.
  • Tinsel Town busybodies like Janeane Garofalo who think just because they have a mouth and an opinion they should share it. Just like another orifice we all have, we don't need all need to share it.
  • The color pink on any car. 
Well that will do it of this week...until YOU add your own.
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    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    No Tax Tuesday and the Blame Game 8 16 11 Edition

    Dr. Seuss cartoonImage via Wikipedia
    Happy No Tax Tuesday! I trust you all are doing well.

    As the campaign season edges towards us with the field narrowing I wonder what the dialogue will be like.

    My main concern is if the media will allow the left to dictate the debate on everything, especially taxes. Whenever I hear a Democrat use the word or term "investment" I know there will be no positive return for me. 

    Let me ask this: What happened to all the "investments" of President Clinton? I seem to remember that the Clinton's placed a tremendous emphasis on Not Smoking. I guess it did little to stop our current President from smoking. 

    Way back in the 1960's then President L.B. Johnson pushed threw the Federal Department of Education and a thing called Title I. Quite and investment that has been. No Child Left Behind demanded that if districts and schools received Title I dollars they should prove they were actually helping students progress. Someone described NCLB as Title I with teeth. I work with a ton of Democrats and they all denounced NCLB like it was bill to once again allow slavery. I always remind them it is simply asking schools and districts to show they are using the funds responsibly. 

    My simple point is this: will the debate be about blame as President Obama is already heading or will the media hear the public outcry and demand that tax dollars be used reasonably and responsibly or just for the securing of votes to maintain power?

    I end with a little poem left on Chuck Norris' site.

    It is titled "Dr. Seuss 2011":
    I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.
    I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.
    I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like White House backdoor deals.
    I do not like when they kick the financial can, I do not like this 'YES, WE CAN!'
    I do not like their spending sprees. Why can't they get it -- nothing's free.
    I do not like their smug replies, broken promises and corruption ties.
    I do not like this kind of hope. I do not like it -- Nope nope nope!
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    Friday, August 12, 2011

    Burt and Ernie: Flush 'em Friday: The 8 12 11 Edition

    Porch ToiletImage by voteprime via Flickr
    Happy Flush 'em Friday to you one and all! It is time to announce those worthy of a good old whirly twirly. I find these people, things, and ideas annoying and just plain useless. 

    • Bill Maher...what a loud mouthed, thinks he is funny, has been.
    • People who want Burt and Ernie to get married...actually people who even conceive a such nonsense. Just because YOU think or believe something doesn't mean everyone needs to hear it, let alone agree with it or believe it! Liberals need to stay out of my child's mind!
    • Planned "non" parenthood for using my money to manipulate women into committing crimes against themselves and their children.
    • Borders and others stores who are going out of business and advertise 25% off as a going out of business price. I can do better than that at 
    • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke because he proves the saying, "Those who can't, teach."
    •  The shrinking amount of chips in a potato chip bag.
    • French fries without salt.
    • Non-fat anything.
    • Vegan's just a food choice...
    • People who cut in front of me and then drive slower...
    That's all folks!
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    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    No Tax Tuesday, What Plan? 8 9 11 Edition

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    Here we are again on No Tax Tuesday. This morning I wake up to my local fish-wrap with the headline, Markets Plummet in Sell Off. Really? You mean the Big Bad Obama plan for the over-hall of the financial markets didn't prevent this? I am shocked and I am in utter disbelief that such comprehensive, well thought out measures were not able to stop this collapse from happening! I hope you read that with the sarcasm and derision it was intended to be read. 

    Did any one really think that more government control would really help prevent the market from falling? All the brutal control of the former Soviet Union could not prevent its' own collapse, it only make it more devastating. The only thing more government intrusion and control ever does is make things worse for those it is supposed to help the most.


    Did raising the debt ceiling help? No. More debt is never good. That is a simple fact. To put it simply, if I am paying money to "the god of I got to have this now", I can not use that money for things I need or want now. But, we did get downgraded as a country. Maybe Steve Jobs should invest in American debt.

    In the meantime our hard earned tax dollars are being "invested" by these knuckleheads in government Czars, bailouts, recovery projects and pork belly spending to buy some self absorbed politician another term in office because they need more time to send inappropriate tweets to fellow twits.

    Who will President Obama, the Democrats, and their propaganda machine (AKA the press) blame? President Bush, capitalism, Republicans and the Tea Party. The chances of any politician, let alone this Pharisaical group of leftist busybodies, admitting to anything less than demigod status is slim-to-none. Why be responsible and honest when you can blame someone else?

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    Monday, August 8, 2011

    OK Professor Hawking...Are You Sure There Is No God?

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    Last night my family and I watched the Discovery Chanel's latest program Curiosity. The first show's  title was, "Is There a Creator?" with Professor Stephen Hawkins.  I had read  Professor Hawking's book A Brief History of Time years ago so I guessed he would end up at black holes. I was mostly curious how his ideas had evolved since he wrote that book. Not much, apparently. 

    I have some black hole sized problems with Prof. Hawkins theories. First of all as a theoretical physicist his idea are theories. Proving that a mathematical formula is possible is different than demonstrating a theory to be true by a repeatable experiment. The existence of black holes does not ipso facto  imply they are self existent infinite entities and therefore there is no need for God.

    Second, I am curious where Prof. Hawking believes "the laws of nature" derived their axiomatic unchanging consistency from. The laws of nature, as referred to by Prof. Hawkins, sounded pretty much like a god to me. How did they come about? Hawking seems to just assume that the laws of nature  eternally exist by themselves. 

    Lastly, Professor Hawking referred to time as if time was a constant. Does all of science see time as a constant? I don't think so. Prof. Hawking referred to time as being outside of black-holes so therefore no need for God because God must exist in time. That is not the same god I find in the Bible. Genesis chapter 1 says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." "Let there be light." "And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day." The Bible describes God as the Creator outside of matter, energy and time. That is why Christians worship God as eternal, outside of time. Now, if Prof. Hawking chooses to not believe in the God of the Bible that is his choice. But, please, Professor, don't assume that you understand him.

    I am curious what other people thought of what Professor Hawking assumed. What did you think?

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    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Obamanomics: Flush 'em Friday: The 8 5 11 Edition

    Welcome my friends to Flush 'em Friday where we flush those and that which need to be removed.
    In the bowl for this week...
    • The stock market
    • Any politician who wants to or thinks he/she can help, fix or alter the stock market.
    • ANY person who stills thinks President Obama's economic policies, Obamanomics, were or are good, sound or intelligent. It is time to face reality. Leftist economic policies are doomed because they are dumb.
    • ANY one who at this moment is blaming Bush, Republicans, or capitalism. 
    • Prostate exams...
    • Canned laughter.
    • The NBA lockout...David Stearns for finding a way to screw up a great sport.
    • Summer Reading Lists (my daughter & son)
    • The Celtics...just because, they are the Celitcs (my son and I)
    That's all folks...unless you have one...
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    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    Don't Hate the Hobbit, Hate the Hole. No Tax Tuesday 8 2 11

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    What is up with the Tea Party as Hobbits name calling nonsense? I know Joe Biden hates the Tea Party and has even called Tea Party members terrorists, but this is John McCain calling Tea Partiers Hobbits. So, Senator McCain shows his true colors. 

    Now, on this No Tax Tuesday on wonder if Tea Party members are hobbits what is Senator John McCain and those like him, Gollums?  It seems to me that the power hungry career politicians like Senator McCain most resemble Gollum the hobbit whose addiction to the ring made him into a slimy little beast? I mean really, if you call yourself a conservative, be one.  Don't just be so intent on making a deal, any deal, that you sell your constituents out. The Tea Party reminds the likes of John McCain, whose support he sought, that Republicans are supposed to stand for conservative values. The problem with making deals and compromising is that senators who do that too often end up signing up for a myriad of things they may not really want or believe in.

    I understand that every now and then a compromise may be necessary but too many compromises have resulted in the government we have now. Our current government is out of control with no end in site. The current "deal" is supposed to balance things out in ten years. Ten years!? TEN YEARS!!!??? Ten years is two plus presidential terms away. Ten years is meaningless because so much WILL happen in the next ten years that will influence and change much of whatever is in any bill. Ten years is less than a trillion so, relatively it doesn't sound like that much. But, in real time ten years is meaningless. "Balancing" the budget in ten years is sort of like someone owing you $1,000.00 that you need to pay your mortgage this month, telling you they will pay you $10.00 a month for the next ten years. Not helpful.

    By the way Hobbits are know for being dependable hard working folks, not always seen, but in the end the hobbit won the day. Gollum...he just wanted the power of the ring. So, Senator McCain, don't be a Gollum, be a hobbit. 
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    Friday, July 29, 2011

    Flush 'em Friday: The 7 29 11 Edition

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    Happy Flush 'em Friday!

    It is time to break out the list of things and people that annoy and bother us. My list is as follows...

    • Cat ladies...if you have more than 2, seek help.
    • Control freaks/liberals who have decided that they know better than your average parent how a Happy Meal should be ordered so they decided you should order apple dippers. 
    • Harry Reid and the Dems and Rhinos who think increasing our debt is a good idea and that is their best idea. 
    • The Bachelor and Bachelorette "reality" TV shows...just the commercials make me want to scream!
    • People who watch the Bachelor and Bachelorette "reality" TV shows...please, unless you are throwing things at the idiots on the screen, get a life.
    • MSNBC...pfff
    • (For my son) The entire cast of High School Musical (all)
    Who's on your list?
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    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    How does less choice equal more freedom?

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    One of the good things about living where I live is the choice to eat where I want to and pretty much (budget allowing) what I want.  There are quite a few choices available in the south bay and I like that. I like to be able to choose a big fat burger and fries or a little thin piece of ingredients and a bun with fruit if I so choose.

    Now, I have a friend who thinks that Coke is the best cola and can not understand why anyone would drink Pepsi. I happen to prefer Pepsi. For all the reasons she likes coke, I don't like Coke. For all the reasons she does not like Pepsi, I do. So, they order Coke, I order Pepsi. It is a little but significant freedom that we enjoy here in these United States of America, called choice. Freedom to choose Pepsi or coke, a wonderful whole beef burger or a skimpy little piece of vegetables compressed into the shape of a burger and seasoned to cover the taste of the ingredients. Choice. 

    As a parent I like to be able to teach my children responsibility and offer them the opportunity to make a choice as a reward. The choice may be as simple as choosing what color of clothing or maybe fries or apples with there Happy Meal. Call it responsible freedom.

    What I find very disturbing is when the government gets involved in my choices of anything. So, when I find that the government is "choosing" apples for my child's Happy Meals or taking the toy out of kids meals I am more than disturbed, I am angry.

    The question is this: How is the loss of choice equal to a gain in freedom? Quite simply, it is not. Who is it that thinks they know better than every parent? Who is it that believes I, as a parent, and you as a parent, are not fit or able to make a good choice for ourselves or our children? Your basic liberal, that is who.

    I say that this nonsense must stop! 
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    Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    No Tax Tuesday: Stop The Ringmaster 7 26 11 Edition

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    Happy No Tax Tuesday!

    I looked at the paper this morning and the headline reads, "Obama: End debt 'circus'". Really? Didn't the President and the Democrats increase the debt by railroading bills through without even being read? You see I grew up with the ethic that if I created a mess I should clean it up. Don't ask someone else to clean it up for you. Now I have the President of the United States of America asking to borrow money that he will NOT pay back to clean up as in pay for the insanely stupid and useless bills and policies he has inflicted upon us all, Democrat, Republican and independents alike. It is time for the Ringmaster to stop clowning around and deal with the mess he made. 

    The mess is this awful healthcare deform and economic policies that even his own party says are not working. Now, Obama wants me and my children and their children to clean up his stupid mess! No. Clean up and get out. I don't like that my healthcare costs have doubled since Obama, Pelosi, Reed and the Democrats passed a healthcare bill without reading the fine print. Do your own pooper-scooping, Mr. President.

    I don't like that there are Czars for every conceivable deceptive control act imaginable. I despise people who arrogantly believe that we, as American citizens, are not smart enough or self-controlled enough to decide if our children should eat a happy meal or put salt on our food! By-the-way, Obama has 32 Czars, the most ever by any President. Czars do what? There are Climate, Afghanistan, Car, Auto Recovery Act, California Water Czars, and the list goes on. What do they get payed? I give up. What? Their pay is listed as between unknown (most), $158,500, $172,000, $197,000. Well, if the circus loses these clowns that would save at least $3M, not to mention any staff or office space costs.

    In the end, if the ringmaster and chief Obama wants to end the circus he should he should make some tough cuts and stop trying to put on a show.
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    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Flush 'em Friday: The 7 22 11 Edition

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    Happy Flush 'em Friday! It's time to Flush the blogosphere of that which bothers, annoys and irritates you.

    My list for this fine Friday, July 22, 2011 is as follows:
    • People who do not know how to alternate...
    • People who use their turn signals every other turn or after they are already half way through the turn.
    • "Unromantic comedies" about friends having sex.
    • The NFL lockout
    • The NBA lockout
    • Reserve not met messages on ebay. Come on, just list your bottom line price, we know you're not going to sell a Rolex for $0.99.
    • Purple cars...especially if they say Mary Kay...
    • Bruno Mars (my son finds his songs annoying)...
    • People who hate on David Beckman for being old, he is, but ignore how great a passer he still is (better than anyone else in the league).
    • Eldrick "Tiger" Woods for dumping his caddie like one of the waitresses he "loved"
    Well, that about does it for this fine Flush 'em Friday.
    Except if you have an addition...

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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Black Widows, Geocaching and Family

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    Happy Wednesday to you all, whether you deserve it or not!

    I am on vacation this week and as busy as if I was working a 10+ day. It is all good of course because it is with my family. We have discovered the joys of geocaching.  So, we spent the better part of the day at the Botanic Gardens searching for hard to find little containers with the geocaching symbol on them. We found two caches inside the park itself. We also found some Black Widow spiders. The actual caches were fun because I guess you are not supposed to let non geocachers, also known as muggles, see you make the grab. Of course I, at one point, became impatient and just jumped across a barrier and grabbed the thing. Apparently most people just ignore crazy people who jump into bushes and pull out a container with funny markings. They are probably wondering why anyone needs a GPS device to locate a bush. Oh well, many have thought I was crazy for less.

    The best part of course is seeing different sites with the family. While my family and I were traipsing around the Botanic Gardens we were amazed at how big it actually was and how much there is to see. If you get a chance to visit the Botanic Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes, it is well worth it. Plus, every third Tuesday is free. Usually when you go on a site seeing trip you go, walk around and leave. But, with the geocaching I found an extra level of engagement with the kids. With a preteen in the mix, that is a good thing.

    By-the-way, we found two on the way home and then stopped for some well deserved frozen yogurt at Yogurtland.

    May you find some fun with your family this summer too!
    PTVoice out.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    No Tax Tuesday 7 19 11 Edition

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    Happy No Tax Tuesday. I hope you all are enjoying your summer with your families.  Summer soccer is talking up most of our summer nights with two children playing on two different teams. The real trick is trying to feed the family on nights like these without eating out all the time. Which leads me to my No Tax Tuesday rant for the week. 

    I am an average man making average money with an average family. How do taxes affect me and my family? First of all they don't help. Paying nearly 10% on just McDonald's for a family of four can be $2.00 a meal. If your family has to do the fast food boogie two or three times a week that can be $6.00 to $10.00 a week easily! $24 to $40 a month is an extra meal for the family! So, via our taxes we sacrifice a meal out a month for the government. What do we get out of that sacrifice? Where I live we get bad roads, bad traffic and schools where the teachers think they are good because I (we) tutor my (our) children to make up for what they are not getting at school. 

    Now, when my two oldest children try to get into college, I (according to the government) make to much money and we don't have a last name that will allow us to benefit from any of the "investments" in our government we have made up to this time. To go along with that the cost for attending ANY college or university from a city college to a major UC is rising as I blog, making a college education either just for the wealthy or those whom some liberal elitist feels is more deserving! To demonstrate the foolishness of the system allow me to share a personal experience. I have a friend who just happens to be of a "minority" decent. He works for the same "company" as I do. We have the same pay scale. But, because his children are who they are, they get some help with their SAT scores. In other words, my children have to score a few hundred points higher than his solely because of their color and race. They also get special status as in easy entrance. Fair? My tax dollars at work.

    My point? Where are the tax dollars going? Who or what are they benefiting?