Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Go here and enjoy!

I completely agree with each and every word he says!

NOTE: When the Left insists on civility, they actually mean that they want those who don't agree with them to shut up and sit down!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Keith Olbermann, the visibly demented MSNBC commentator (in my opinion) announced on Friday night that this was his last night on the air for MSNBC. Who knows whether his low (beyond low) ratings were the cause or whether even MSNBC couldn't stomach his nonsense any longer - but my opinion is that the civility of the airwaves took a quantum leap upward due to his departure. I find it very difficult to believe that he resigned of his own accord, unless they told him to tone down his bile and he refused.

His two fans are the only ones who will miss him. Buh bye!

UPDATE: Some delusional wag out there has put forth the demented notion that Olbermann should run for the seat of the retiring Independent Joe Lieberman in Connecticut. If that is not the absolute worst idea put forth in any political arena, it's right there with the daffiest, most offensive and irrelevant suggestions anyone has uttered. Keith Olbermann isn't qualified to run a chewing gum concession at the local little league park, let alone hold down a seat in the Senate. Mere celebrity isn't a qualification. The ability to reason and think clearly IS necessary and Olbermann fails utterly in that regard.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Take a deep, cleansing breath!

Y'all have been so frantic in trying to assign blame for the shootings in Tucson that you've begun to turn yourselves into figures of cynical amusement. No, you moronic twits - blame doesn't need to be "assigned" to anyone on the left or the right. The blame should be placed squarely where it belongs - on the shooter himself and the paranoid schizophrenia that apparently afflicts his sorry ass.

Bill O'Reilly didn't trigger this outrage. Neither did Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck. Rush Limbaugh is totally blameless. The shooter was apolitical! I realize you find that hard to believe since you're all so humorlessly consumed with the liberal meme, but there are millions upon millions of people out there in the country who don't give a rat's eardrum about your causes or the right's causes. And they find the entire hatefest in which you are engaging to be completely offensive! They blame you for the tone that has been taken and the atmosphere of rancor that seemingly abounds.

So take a deep, cleansing breath, get back on your meds and zip your lips until you can offer FACT-based commentary. This would be particularly helpful to some of the talking heads at MSNBC. Y'all are just demented, don't you know?! And I call you politicians because there is nothing remotely journalistic about your behavior or your words.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


There's a new word for opportunistic morons in the dictionary. It's called a "dupnik" and it came into common use on Saturday last.

I suppose it's understandable that Sheriff Dupnik would see this as his chance to make himself as famous as Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Sheriff Arpaio is famous for being a tough, uncompromising no-nonsense kind of guy while Dupnik is becoming famous for being a rush-to-judgment, no need of facts or evidence, self-serving kind of political hack whose only goal is self-aggrandizement. It's no accident that Rush Limbaugh routinely calls him Sheriff Dipstick! In my circle of friends, we aren't so nice. We call him Sheriff Dumbshit.

Shame on you, Sheriff Dupnik. You are a sour little bitter man. And while we're on the subject, it is not your job to decide which laws you want to enforce. It is your job to enforce the laws passed by the legislature of Arizona, whether you agree or not. You also have the right and privilege to campaign against laws you find difficult by giving well-thought-out reasoning to support your beliefs. But you haven't got the right to be so irresponsible as to just throw your own prejudiced viewpoint around willy-nilly when you're speaking from your bully pulpit as Sheriff of Pima County.

UPDATE: On second (and third) thought - maybe the Sheriff is trying obfuscate the dialogue because he has reason to know full well that his department dropped the ball with regard to that nutjob shooter!

Last night's memorial service in Tucson had its moments. Some of its best moments were supplied by our President, some of the less respectful moments were provided by the students of ASU who persisted in behaving as though they were at a pep rally instead of a memorial service. Do parents teach their children appropriate decorum nowadays? Even the president looked a bit bemused by their carryings on.

Last night, for the first time in his administration, I was proud of my president. He was dignified, consoling, respectful and above all, he was appropriate. In fact all of the people who addressed the memorial service spoke eloquently and respectfully of the dead and injured. Young Mr. Hernandez displayed a most-attractive modesty about his actions in regard to Rep. Giffords, but the President is absolutely right. Daniel, you ARE a hero.

It was particularly noteworthy that everyone who addressed the memorial service had biblical and religious references, including a quotation from the Old Testament which was appropriate given the fact that Rep. Giffords is Jewish.

The fact that she has opened her eyes is remarkable and wonderful and a testament to her enormous courage.

I will no doubt continue to find fault with some of President Obama's policies in future days as is my right as an American citizen. However, I have gained some respect for him (and his wife) as a human being.

You did good, Mr. President. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


As usual, Sarah Palin picks her moment perfectly and then pokes a massive hole in the hate-filled and inimical dialogue of her enemies.
Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.
Sarah, you magnificent woman, once again, you have articulated the thoughts and beliefs of so many of your adherents in a way that we could not. And again, you have quietly and forcefully sailed serenely sailed past the nay-sayers of the legacy media and used the new media to connect directly with the American people.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Yesterday's moment of silence was much appreciated and the dignity and composure of Barack Hussein Obama was much appreciated. Unlike his fellow Democrats, there was no hysterical rhetoric. He waited until the dust had settled before speaking up and when he did it was in calm, very non-confrontational tones. I have several friends with 9-year-old granddaughters who aren't handling the death of an innocent 9-year old girl nearly as well. Bravo, Mr. President. You and your wife displayed class!

Nothing of the sort can be imputed to Paul Krugman, the New York Times and the Pima County Sheriff (among others) who have been politicizing these woeful and heart wrenching events. Your imputations of some sort of political motive on the part of the delusional paranoid schizophrenic who committed these acts is despicable. Shame on all of you for inserting politics into a tragic event.

We must continue to pray for the families who have lost loved ones and for Cong. Giffords who is displaying remarkable grit and courage in her fight for life. Surely if we all storm heaven, a good outcome is more likely. By all accounts she is a wonderful and worthwhile human being.

Finally, a word to Fred Phelps and his deeply demented followers - STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THE FUNERALS - especially the funeral of the little Christine. The loss of a child is heartbreaking enough and painful enough to endure without you sticking your hatefilled and moronic oar in!

UPDATE: The living proof of how intellect can devolve over generations, this from former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (based on his prejudices, not facts):

Patrick Kennedy, who lost two uncles to assassins’ bullets, says there’s an obvious connection between the violent rhetoric of today’s politics and the massacre in Tucson.

“When Sarah Palin puts targets on people’s districts? Or you have 10,000 signs on the mall during the healthcare battle saying ‘Bury Obamacare with Kennedy’? When the vitriol and the rhetoric is so violent, we have to connect consequences to that.” said Kennedy, who left congress two weeks ago after serving eight terms representing Rhode Island.

His father wasn't a rocket scientist by any means but he was probably smart enough not to say something that stupid! Was Kennedy watching the news or did the little space aliens in HIS head beam in this information based on prejudice instead of facts?

UPDATE #2: Arizona has a law being fast-tracked. It is scheduled to take effect immediately after its signing by Gov. Jan Brewer who has promised to sign it immediately. The law would impose a band of neutrality around any funeral, interdicting the interference of protesters of any kind. In the meantime, a number of motorcycle clubs have intentions to provide a shoulder-to-shoulder shield between the families of the fallen and the Westboro maggots! Good for you folks!

Sunday, January 09, 2011


Within a very short time after the lamentable events in Tucson that left a number of worthwhile humans dead and a fairly young, certainly valuable woman fighting for her life, the Left had started its predictable attempt at whitewashing their own culpability in the rhetoric that is out there. Daily Kos in particular had some pretty serious hate speech and what could easily be construed as death threats against Rep. Giffords - rhetoric that have now been scrubbed from their site. Unfortunate for them, the most valuable lads of HillBuzz did screen captures on all the unfortunate and shameful words being utilized at the left-leaning site.

The President of the United States is responsible for uttering some un-presidential, wholly offensive hate speech of his own - verbiage that emanates from the Chicago political machine's activites as he has experienced them through his adult life. Shame on you, Mr. President!

The call has now gone out to moderate the tone of American political speech. Here's my prediction: The right and the center will be more circumspect, which will encourage the Left to go even further overboard. Only this time, to their surprise, the American people will at last and finally repudiate them and their foul locutions in no uncertain terms. That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it. They will finally go too far - again!

Meanwhile pray for the families of the dead in this reprehensible shooting spreed conducted by someone who was only minimally coherent and was a likely tool of someone even more insane than he! God bless the Congresswoman and aid her in her recovery.

Friday, January 07, 2011


Buddy and Rusty displaying their high stress levels! By the way, I rarely use that couch and it's a comfortable one! It is known as the kids' territory at my house!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Or did an agricultural beetle start to threaten the California crops as soon as Jerry Brown was inaugurated a couple days ago as Governor of California. Didn't this happen the last time he was governor? Then it was Medflies and now it's beetles. The man is just bringing on the bugs!

Joy Behar actually had the effrontery to ask, on The View, the following question:

"Do you think this Constitution loving is getting out of hand?"

No, you over-the-hill, brain-dead crone, THE LAW OF THE LAND is being respected and honored as it has not been in the hands of your pals the Democrats over the past four years! Get your head out of your ass, wipe off the crap that's smeared all over it and then learn to keep your stupidity to yourself! As some famous pundit once said, tis better to keep silent and be judged a moron than to open you mouth and confirm it!


I'm just saying!

Of all the numerous jobs I have held in my 68 years on this planet, the one I most enjoyed was as a professional in the area of job placement. I made a lot of money, met a lot of interesting people, some of whom became enduring friends. But most of all, I learned a lot about the art of preparing resumes and interviewing techniques. I have used these tips and techniques myself and I know they work.

First, keep it simple! Only list jobs held in the last 10 years. Don't put things like job sought on the top of the resume. You may be qualified for a job that the firm doesn't even know they can fill and why shut yourself out of that.

Do NOT have a resume that is as lengthy and garbled as the health care reform bill passed by Congress! Keep it to one page if you can and 2 pages at the very most. You are not out there to prepare a novella - you are there to provide an appetizer that will enhance the appetite of a potential employer. And for the love of all that is holy, make sure that what is on that resume is completely truthful. Employers have been burned enough that they will check. Many employers run credit checks as well. I happen to feel this practice is intrusive and offensive and will not submit to it, but that's just a personal preference. Also, I've always commented that people who have been out of work for any length of time will almost inevitably have a pretty shaky credit history! No income equals no paying of bills. Always remember, the purpose of a resume is to get you the interview.

Now let's discuss what you WEAR to the interview. Yes, you're unemployed. But you had a job once and you must have some suitable work clothing. Think boring. Think subdued and yet clean, crisp and professional. Quoting Barney on "How I Met Your Mother" - "Suit up!" At my present office, we all work in jeans and sweats. But when I interviewed, I was in a suit! If you don't have a suit, wear a sports jacket and crisp white shirt. Park your nose rings in your jewelry box. If you want to be taken seriously, don't look like some reject from the Hell's Angels with tattoos and random piercings. Besides which, these embellishments make you look both dirty and like a slacker. If you want to improve your chances of being taken seriously, see about removal of the really visible tats, kids! You want to be taken seriously, you need to take the business world equally seriously. Above all, NO PERFUME. Consider that many people are allergic to fragrance and show enough consideration to refrain from smelling like a cheap whorehouse!

Before you go to an interview, do a little research on the company online. At least look up the home page for the firm on the internet. Get a little background, how long it has been in business, what sector of our economy is affected by them. Let the interviewer know that you are aware of the firm, it's history and its general business model. Trust me - they won't show it but they will be impressed. Arrive to the interview with an extra copy of your resume and a written out list of references. If they insist that you fill out an application in the lobby, do it without quibbling. Many human resources departments will assess your interaction with reception as part of the process.

During the interview, sit up straight and make eye contact with the interviewer. Make it your policy to never ever bad mouth anyone at your prior employment or the company as a whole. You never know who the interviewer's friends may be. No gum! Smile and seem to be interested in whatever boring crap the interviewer may be spouting. They will, inevitably give you way more information than you need about the company and the job on offer and then ask what I consider to be the world's dumbest question: "Do you have any questions?" to which there is a brilliant answer (assuming the job seems promising): "Yes, when can I start?" Being wanted is such a seductive thing and enthusiasm is your best cosmetic regardless.

Here's the final way of giving yourself your best chance of landing the job. Send a snail mail thank you note. Stop at a coffee shop, write the thank you note and mail it right away after the interview. You have no idea how much that simple courtesy will cause you to move up in the estimation of the human resources person you saw. If you don't hear from the company after 3 work days, call them (or have your search firm call them) and inquire as to the status of the opening. This will keep you in the forefront of their minds!

Finally, never underestimate the power of the temporary job. I have gotten 50% of the jobs I have held as a result of a temporary assignment. When on the temp job I work really hard, smile a lot and really pull my own weight and then some. And you get an idea of whether or not you really would like to work for the firm as well. A good attitude and a can do mindset can create marvelous good fortune.

Best of luck and good working in 2011!-

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


The current occupant of the Oval Office apparently stocked up on hypocrisy and a short memory during his most recent vacation in Hawaii!

According to an Associated Press report, this was what he said:

AIR FORCE ONE – Ending a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama is appealing to newly-empowered Republicans to resist jockeying for the White House in 2012 and work with him to get the economy growing and the jobless back to work.

Facing anything but a political soft landing after his holiday stay in Hawaii, Obama told reporters en route to the capital Tuesday that he understands Republicans, who recaptured the House in last fall's elections, "are going to play to their base for a certain period of time."

Since he did not thing one to reduce joblessness during the first two years of his term, this incredibly arrogant asshat is trying to make it a Republican responsibility? Hey, Zippy, buy a vowel and get a clue! I am so over this idiot.