Monday, March 2, 2009

Pork? I Don't Want No Stinkin' Pork

It's incomprehensible to me that the media and politicians keep saying that the lawmakers in the House and Senate should be bipartisan. The Congress has two parties, "us or them"; a virtual Hatfield-McCoy feud that can never end simply because each party wants to rule over the other party no matter what the cost. My problem with these idiots is that they represent the left and right political views and I believe the majority of Americans represent the center or middle-of-the-road. The two party system promotes isolationism, not working together.

Webster's Dictionary defines bipartisan as "of, relating to, or involving members of two parties ; specifically: marked by or involving cooperation, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties.

Just A Note: The 2009 stimulus bill contains a plethora of earmarks, which all the Congress admits. Didn't I hear someone say that he would never sign a bill containing earmarks?


Mexico has a drug war going on big time and the drug cartels are better armed than the Mexican police. There are several hundred deaths per week happening in Mexico, especially close to the U.S. border, where the cartels smuggle their drugs into America. The slayings include police, lawmakers, mayors, journalists and virtually anyone or anybody who attempts to stop them. There have been many kidnappings inside the United States by these drug cartels and the victims are held for ransom in Mexico.

While the U.S. government seems so preoccupied about protecting Iraq and Afghanistan from terrorists, I suggest we take our soldiers and station them at the U.S.-Mexican Border to make sure that American citizens are protected first and foremost from illegal aliens, terrorists and drug dealers and let's worry about the towel heads later.

I was sad to learn that Paul Harvey whose news and commentary segments always ended with his distinctive sign-off, "Paul Harvey....good day," died Saturday at the age of 90. Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family.

This Date In History: 1498; Vasco de Gama's Portuguese expedition reaches the island of Moçambique, the most southerly port of call for Arab merchants on the east coast of Africa. 1807; The United States Congress abolishes the slave trade, effective January 1, 1808. 1919; The Third Communist International, or Comintern, is formed by Lenin. 1958; The British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition team lead by Vivian Fuchs reaches Scott camp after crossing the South Pole. 1969; Concorde, the first supersonic airliner, makes its maiden flight.

Picture Of The Day: I was talking today with an old friend from my wilder days and we spoke for a long while reminescing about our younger days and some of the trouble we managed to get into. As we were speaking, I remembered I had a photograph of a weekend that My brother and I were visiting him. In this picture, from left to right, is my pal Joe, my brother Kirt and myself.We were at a lake near Joe's house with my father and my mother. The catfish in the picture was caught by my father and when he got it close to shore, Joe waded into the water and grabbed the catfish.

What if you could choose some of today's celebrities to endorse or represent some of today's products? That's the idea of today's theme, "Celebrity endorsements you'd like to see."

Birthdays: Kurt Weill, German-American composer 1900, Dr Seuss, American author, artist, and publisher 1904, Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the USSR from 1985 to 1991 1931, Lou Reed, American rock musician 1942, Dame Naomi James, New Zealand sailor 1949.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I enjoy playing poker with my pals, especially Texas Hold 'em. 2) I don't consider minor everyday occurrences to be a problem. Waking up naked, chained to a goat, now that's a problem! 3) Before I got married, I had a roomful of stuff. After I got married, I got a drawer. Now that I'm divorced, I have a roomful of bills. 4) My cat snores and refuses to admit it. 5) I have skiied Vail, Aspen, Heavenly Valley, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper and Steamboat Springs.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

Bubba was nervous about conversing with the IRS tax auditor who had come to review his records. At one point the auditor exclaimed, "Bubba, we feel it is a great privilege to be allowed to live and work in the United States. As a citizen, you have an obligation to pay taxes, and we expect you to eagerly pay them with a smile." Bubba replied with a giant grin on his face from ear to ear, "Great! I thought you were going to want me to pay with cash."

A US Air Force C-130 was scheduled to leave Thule Air Base, Greenland, at midnight. During the pilot's preflight check, he discovers that the latrine holding tank is still full from the last flight. So a message is sent to the base and an airman who was off duty is called out to take care of it.

The young man finally gets to the air base and makes his way to the aircraft only to find that the latrine pump truck has been left outdoors and is frozen solid, so he must find another one in the hangar, which takes even more time. He returns to the aircraft and is less than enthusiastic about what he has to do. Nevertheless, he goes about the pumping job deliberately and carefully so as not to risk criticism later.

As he's leaving the plane, the pilot stops him and says, "Son, your attitude and performance has caused this flight to be late and I'm going to personally see to it that you are not just reprimanded but punished."Shivering in the cold, his task finished, he takes a deep breath, stands tall and says, "Sir, with all due respect, I'm not your son. I'm an Airman in the United States Air Force. I've been in Thule, Greenland, for 11 months without any leave and reindeer asses are beginning to look pretty good to me."

The airman continued, "I have one stripe; it's 2:30 in the morning, the temperature is 40 degrees below zero, and my job here is to pump shit out of an aircraft. Now, just exactly what form of punishment did you have in mind?"

That's it for today my little honeydews. More on Wednesday.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

Hows does 2 nfl players get missing 30 miles from tampa bay?

Karen said...

Enjoy the Florida sun while I frolic in the snow!

Rose said...

Jimmy, did you tell everyone we are going through a cold front here in Florida? Temps in the 50s

Yeah, I know that sounds like a heat wave to some of you guys living up north.

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

John and I were planning a little trip to drive along the Rio Grande. Boy! Have we changed out mind about that.

Missy said...

I can't seem to pick one political view or the other.. I am right in the middle like you said.

The OJ Simpson picture was too funny!

You play poker?? Ha ha I can so see you as a poker player.

Take care friend.

Coelha :B said...

You wild a crazy fishing with mom and dad! Boy, you lived on the wild side! :) LOL Julie :) Thanks for making me smile---you have great entries!

Bama said...

wow... you guys were hotties back in the day!! Don't get me wrong, you still are, but I do remember the 70's!


Joann said...

I REALLY love those celebrity endorsements!!! LOL!!! Great pic of you there, Jimmy!!

Julie said...

I am all for a 3rd party also, one that actually represents us, the voters. We had better do something about the boarders as things are getting very serious down and extremely dangerous.

salemslot9 said...

I don't eat
pork or catfish