Friday, January 30, 2009

TV Commercial: Sponsor A Child..."and let them get back to being children "

I say our Current Problem In This Country Is The Adults That Never Stop Acting Like Children

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Throw Mama Helen From The Train

She Keeps Getting Shorter?

I just watched a "press briefing" in the White House, and there set that little old crone Helen Thomas right in the middle on the front row.

I say we take up a collection and send her a nice booster seat with a battery powered heater to keep her cheeks warm...both sets.

A View From My Office

Wierd Stuff You Don't See Just Anywhere...

I know that blogging has been a little light recently because I've been busy and distracted, so I thought I would turn to my camera's view of my life this morning to see if I could find anything that was interesting going on.

Here, take a look at this scene:

That's a real sewn cotton 5' x 9' flag made by the Valley Forge Flag Company I have hanging on the wall now in the office. I bought it on E-bay last year and I had to re-arrange the furniture in order to properly display it.

Then I found this thing flopping around in my oven about 8:30 last night:

That's a load of crab stuffed Tilapia encased in puff pastry, surrounded by a little pastry starfish and some left over onions.

(My imagination and my chef's knife got the best of me there...but was fun regardless.)

Feckless White Boy European American du Jour

Hey Mr. Taxpayer...Do As I Say...Not As I Do Did

(Again if you're busy watching American Idol and Desparite Housewives, that would be Timothy US Treasury Secretary and head of the IRS. This SOB got away with intentionally paying six figures of income and self employment tax a half decade late without any penalty or interest...just you or me try that and see if they don't double the amount due with interest and penalty...)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Could Somebody Please Tell Me A Couple Of Things??

I'm Asleep At The Helm...

Last I heard the first family was making a decision on acquiring a dog to crap all over the carpets and lawn at the white house.

I think I remember them making some sort of decision but it went right past my ever greying, ever balding head...

so today I actually don't know what breed or half-breed (no pun or slight to the president intended) they selected, but...

the other thing I was wondering was if the barracuda lady Lady Obama's mother had actually moved into the White House or if she had just left the south side of Chicago to move into some location nearby in the DC suburbs?

I really couldn't give a crap about details like this but I also hate not being informed so if I have the time I may have to do some Googling later today.

Other than that everything just Peachy here on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River.

Y'all have a nice day...If you will...

Monday, January 26, 2009

The First One Hundred Minutes

Thanks Roger...

AWMA's Stand Up To Obama

Doesn't $50K out Of My House Cover My "Fair Share" For What...About Twenty years???

I'm sorry.

(OK I'm really not sorry...)

I know that I sometimes brag about living large (even in the days when I was letting Pat pay most of the bills and I was leading the charge slinking around the world enjoying the good life on a marginal well conceived, pre-planned cost basis...BUT...)

What I want to talk about right now in the current national calamity is the explanation of how our whole circumstance is FAIR when you look into the future?

But I digress...

I haven't admitted it here on this blog until right this very minute, but I'm sorry to report that I walked off the elevator into my glitzy office building on December 19th and learned that my company here on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River was by-God closing down.

That day.

Right then.

Ten of twelve of the slowly sinking numbers of staff (that was 17 when I got there) put out on the street with little chance of making another dime before like--February 1st?

Everyone but the Owner and underachieving VP boy on the street Friday before Christmas (with the silly angry bitch accountant chick retained on an hourly basis to count the money coming in and out...mostly going out)

I stayed to 5:30 because I had drawings and calculations going out coincidentally that same afternoon, but in the mean time I ran home and brought back a bunch of moving boxes and a couple rolls of tape to assist in the exodus.

Then we spent Christmas in Kansas City anyway...sticking our thumb in the eye of fate and of all things...having confidence in OUR own personal responsibility for our situation and our ability to find something else profitable to do without waiting on the freaking GOVERNMENT to help.

So today Pat and I are forced to live out of savings...savings reduced by nearly $50,000 just in the past year by taxes--paid to the GOVERNMENT and getting us what in return?

Oh...I about my ongoing investment property/construction debacle broken into in Brunswick--most likely by "minority" or other "disenfranchised" members of our society--taking a couple thousand dollars of construction materials including lumber and prehung doors, and the local Police department only grimacing and rolling their eyes as they took the report of the incident.

"shut up silly white boy and go back to your island and stop trying to build clean affordable housing in a ghetto...don't you know that's the GOVERNMENT's job..?"

And now the GOVERNMENT forces me to watch an endless debate about increased taxes and banking bailouts and "$500 stimulus checks" miraculously causing a turn around in the flagging economy.

Funny the year before I came back to work here on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee river I didn't report enough "Wages" on my tax return, so I didn't get a stimulus check. You see, I've been living the past decade mostly on rental income and the profits earned buying and selling real estate.

And so now I'm a great big old TARGET for the IRS and the Obama socialists.

That's right...they want to raise MY taxes--specifically my CAPITOL GAINS TAXES, from their current 5% to 15% rate up to the same marginal rate they charged me on my income last year.

If Obama and Pelosi get their way, I would have paid at least another TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS in taxes last year on the sale of some investment property, and then today I'd still be looking in my mailbox or bank account and not seeing any regular income because my job went away in 2008.

Funny thing, the engineering company I worked for did work primarily for customers building Coal fired power plants for people like TVA, Duke Power & Southern Company and for companies making Coke for steel mills.

Needless to say that I sure was happy about our new president's pre-election comments about wanting to "put the coal companies out of business" and he and his fellow Democrats' support for wild eyed bullshit boondoggled subsidies for Wind, Bio-Diesel and "alternative technologies" while we're sitting on top of the biggest coal supplies in the ENTIRE WORLD.

And another thing...

You know what paying last year's $50K federal taxes and a lifetime of paying "unemployment" taxes, not to mention at least another $50K of property taxes in three states gets me IF and WHEN I finally accept a GOVERNMENT "unemployment" check?

In Tennessee it maxes out at $275 a week...the equivalent of about $6.88 an hour paid to a guy that hasn't earned less than $20 an hour since the mid 1980's.

I stooped down to the level of making the application on line, but I haven't received nor cashed a single check, and given a couple of things happening here in the next ten to fourteen days I'll be mailing any funds I received back to the GOVERNMENT bastards.

Yes I've been "unemployed" in the past, but it was usually by choice or default. I've never spent a single day of my life collecting "unemployment", and my "22 week" eligibility" and my giant potential payout makes it even more unpalatable right now.

This is unbelieveable total GOVERNMENT shit...people. They're screwing us coming and going, and blaiming everyone but themselves after the fact.

I just wish all the AWMA's out there (Angry White Male Americans), the very people that built this country in spite of the text of the current history books, would stand up and tell their own stories like mine--hopefully displacing some of the stupid mindless rhetoric that's out there being delivered each day by the liberals and the liberal media.

These son-of-a-bitches do nothing but create problems, then create stupid solutions that only cause more problems in an endless cycle of social engineering.

I say we need to build a fence around Washington DC, close down all of the public housing and Gitmo, and move the "detainees" and "downtrodden" and "disenfranchised" inside the fence and let Obama and Pelosi and Reid live with them on a day in and day out basis. They love them, let them live with them rather than taxing me, throwing my money at them, and then going home under Secret Service guard to read the NY Times and contemplate their next Government induced "good social deed."

While they're at it let them PAY for their upkeep...

and in the process leave me and my wallet the hell out of their charitable experimentation.


(PS...I'm confident that everything's going to be OK here one way or the other. Chances are we're able to stay put on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River, and if not I have a couple of irons in the fire back along the Atlantic coast of Florida. I stumble with unfortunate frequency, but I always land on my feet.)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Is This What We're Dealing With???

Saul Alinsky's Rules

I'm just learning much about Saul Alinsky, but what I've read so far seems to be the foundations of the textbook being employed by President Obama and a whole bunch of other people--Democrats and Republicans--today.

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."

And this from Mr. Alinsky's 1971 book entitled "Rules for Radicals."

1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."

2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.

3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than t he Christian church can live up to Christianity."

5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time...."

8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."

10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."

11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative."

12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.' ... When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments and carry out your attack.... One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angles are on one side and all the devils on the other." pp.127-134

Try not to break out in a cold sweat or a bad case of the psyco shivers when you realize, like I have, that we're on the verge of being at the point of no return--and it was all PLANNED... in NOT ACCIDENTAL or through ineptitude.