Monday, August 31, 2009

Semi Circle of Life

While puttering around on the patio the other day we discovered a grasshopper shell laying under the table.

grasshopper shell

Looking over and up just about a foot we discovered a spider web that had the fresh new grasshopper caught in the web.

grasshopper and spider

The grasshopper was frantically trying to free itself while the black widow spider was doing her thing. We watched for a while, until the grasshopper finally stopped twitching.

Then we smashed them both with a shoe.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The ruling class democrats in Congress are trying to capitalize on the death of Ted Kennedy in order to reverse the American citizen's free falling support for their rotten health care insurance scheme. Robert Byrd actually said:

"In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American,"

I think this is a wonderful idea. First off, this is a momentous occasion. This is the first time that Robert Byrd every supported putting a name other than his own on something.

Also, how could we possibly go wrong naming the new health care bill after a drunken fat man.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm a Conservative

The phone rings this evening and my son answers. He listens for a moment then walks over and hands me the phone. A pleasant sounding, polite female voice verifies who I am then says that she is from the Republican National Committee and would like to ask me a few questions. Normally this is the point where I say "Sorry I'm busy right now and hang up. But out of curiosity I agreed to answer a few questions.

First question:

"Do you generally consider yourself to be a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent?"

My Answer:

"I'm a Conservative."

The voice on the phone said "Thank you" and she hung up!

I figure this is the heart of the reason why the Republicans lost the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Since when has the Republican Party been afraid to talk to conservatives?

Senator Edward Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy died last night at his home in Hyannis Port. I'm sure that there are many people out there who are grieving and will miss this man. They have my condolences for their loss.

As for myself ...

well ...

Grandma always said "If you can't say anything nice ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How Old?

I stole this from Jay at MArooned

You know you're getting old when you see a cute, approximately-teenaged girl walking down your street and your first thought is,

"Hey! I wonder if she's old enough to... babysit?"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R MI)

This is a little long. But well worth listening to. People keep asking who is the next great Republican leader? I don't know if this guy is it, but he certainly should be in the picture somewhere.

Oh, did you see his teleprompter? No? That's because there isn't one.

The government run media likes to talk about what an inspiring speaker obama is. Obama is a great reader. This guy is a great speaker. He blends facts, amusing anecdotes and self deprecating humor with a calm well thought out message. When is the last (or for that matter the first) time you have ever heard our illustrious leader say anything self deprecating? You probably never will. He's too arrogant and thin skinned to risk saying anything that might make him look foolish, comical or likable.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Two Faced?

I never shy away from any opportunity to point out just how two faced almost all of our elected officials in the country are. I have always had a fairly low opinion of most politicians. But some of them are just too duplicitous to believe. Take for example Texas Democratic Congressman Gene Green. From the website OnTheIssues we find that Congressman Green has twice voted against requiring voters to present ID in order to vote.

Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)

But when it comes to meeting and listening to the people who elected him to office he sings a lot different tune.

Town hall meetings are one of my favorite ways to communicate with constituents. I have held hundreds during my years of service in Congress and always welcomed everyone to attend. Unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification. Whether individuals agree or disagree, we must maintain order to have a civil discussion of the issues. While I regret this restriction, it is necessary for the safety and consideration of our constituents. Those who do not reside in the 29th Congressional should contact their Member of Congress to voice any concerns that they may have on issues before Congress.

The emphasis is mine.

Do you think it has ever occurred to this tool what a total hypocrite he is?

I wouldn't count on it. He probably believes that asking a constituent to prove that he really is a constituent before allowing him to ask a question is more important than asking them to prove the same thing in order to vote.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


If you like cheeseburgers, and I do like cheeseburgers. Then you need to take a look at this site:


Granted this is an advertising site for Wisconsin Cheese. But what they heck, thirty receipes and 30 days in the month. What more could a guy ask for, except maybe a triple bypass after trying all these delicious looking burgers.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Cash for Codgers

Og over at the Neanderpundit thinks that the "success" of Cash for Clunkers program will lead our neophyte president to to model his new health care program the same way.

You need a service from your health care provider you will have to trade in a codger in order to get that care. Og suspects that they fee schedule may be:

Heart surgery? Two geezers.
Colonoscopy? one geezer or two dogs.
Boob job? five geezers and a bowl of goldfish. And one abortion.
Liver replacement? One geezer and all his clothes, and a cat.

I hope the libs in congress don't read this. They may just like the idea.

Monday, August 03, 2009

More State Senate Subterfuge

If you are one of the few citzens in California who still thinks that your state assemblycritters are working in your best interests I have some bad news for you.

The CA legislature's latest stunt is reminiscent of a child breaking something that belongs to their parents then trying to hide it so Mommy and Daddy will not find out who did it.

So what happened? The CA Legislature passed a budget to heal our 26 BILLION dollar deficit. When the voters had rejected all our elected representatives ideas on raising our taxes we hoped they would fix the problem by cutting spending. Oh, how silly could we get? Sure there are budget cuts in the new budget. But the legislature is not willing to cut the things that we are really wasting money on - like welfare, healthcare and education for illegials, and all the silly green initiatives and government subsidies for green and medical research. So instead of making real cuts that will solve our problems they resorted to accounting gimmicks.

They also decided to cancel a provision to raise revenue by allowing existing off shore platforms to drill new oil wells.

That is where things got hinky.

The new drilling off existing platforms near Santa Barbara was endorsed by the county's board of supervisors last year. Unfortunately this move was being opposed by the state environmentalists and 43% of the voters.

So the same group of people who have destroyed the farm industry in the central valley and a minority of the voters in the state don't want new drilling. So our state Senate voted with the majority in the state and passed the bill last week. But when the bill got to the Assembly things went sour.

Democratic Assembly Speaker Karen Bass claimed that there were only three democratic legislators willing to vote for this bill. So the bill was defeated 43 to 28.

Then, right after the State Assembly voted to NOT allow new revenue to be generated to try and help our state dig its way out of the hole they have spent us into, Democratic floor leader Alberto Torrico motioned for a vote to expunge the record of that vote from the public record. This motion was approved by voice vote.

That's right. We are 26 Billion dollars in debt. Our legislature just voted to deny a new revenue stream from the state. Then they voted to strike the record of that vote from the public record.

Not only are these clowns refusing to do their jobs and fix the ecconomics of this state, but they are now openly hiding what they do from us.

I asked this a while back and I'm going to ask it again. Why are these clowns not standing at home in their bathrooms trying to figure out how to wash tar and feathers out of their hair?

Sunday, August 02, 2009

B5 vs Star Trek

OK, if you didn't already know it, I'm a Sci-Fi fan. Some of my favorite shows have been Babylon 5 and the Star Trek series of shows. Now I am not going to get involved in a who would win argument here. As I said, I'm a fan, not a total geek. Besides everyone know that the Star Wars ships would win. OK, so I do have my total geek moments.

Regardless this is a great little fan video.