Saturday, July 30, 2005

Right? Left? Middle?

So, a few weeks ago I was asked where I stand politically, left, right, or conservative. Well, I had to do some research. What I found was this; If you support the Left, then you are a liberal, tree-hugging nut! If you support the Right, you are some kind of Bible-Thumpin', ultra conservative mid-western housewife!!  Hmmmm...

        So, there I was, in this dilemma, with no answer forthcoming. Then it hit me right between the eyes!! I am somewhere in the middle. I am a "MOR"...middle of the roader!! I don't lean toward either side, I just sort of bend in the direction that works for me.

         It works like this; I don't believe in "Gay Rights". I believe in human rights. If you are gay, that is fine with me. I don't think you need to have a parade every year to show off. I cannot think of a single instance where a bunch of hetrosexuals got together and said,"let's have a parade every year to show that we have sex with our partners". But, on the other hand, I don't think you should be locked up for being gay---China, however, would be happy to lock up all of their gays. They say that they can be "re-educated".  Ummm, yeah, ok.

         I'm not gay-bashing, just giving you an idea of who I am. Now, for the other side. I do not blame rock-n-roll, rap, grunge, funk, fusion, jazz, punk, disco, classic, or any other kind of music for the ills of our youth. Nor video games, nor television. Sit up straight, and catch this one---it is the parents! That's right, bad parenting, nothing more, nothing less.

           I do not believe animals have "rights". Too many people believe that they do. Here is most of the problem in a nut shell; Hollywood. That's right, Hollywood, that bastion of clean, conservative living, where every "star" has a "cause" to bring to the attention of the people. Half of them have no idea what they are talking about. C'mon, folks, they are "actors", not scientists. Once a star lends his/her name to a cause, people will throw money at it all day long! Get real.

             Ok, so I'm not left, and I'm not right,(probably in more ways than one). I am just little ol' me. I still think the drinking age should be 18. I say if you can send young men (and now, women), to die, they should be allowed to drink. I think convicted felons should never be allowed to vote...ever. I believe in the right to own firearms, as long as I don't shoot my neighbors, or try to rob them.

             I believe in Mom, Apple Pie, and the sanctity of the American Family. That means two people of different sexes, by the way. I grew up in the sixties, and saw my share of hippies, yippies, and whatever else you wanted to call them. Hell, I am one! But the sixties are over, so let's just go on with our lives. And, no, dolphins have never spoken to me, same goes for whales, too.

         So, like I said, I am a "MOR", and I think I like it in the "middle of the road" makes it easy to dodge all the bullshit, no matter which side it comes from!!!


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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Loss of a Mentor

 Last week, there was a funeral in my town. A lady was buried. I only found out about it yesterday. So what, a lady was buried, that's nothing new. Ahh, but let me tell you about this particular lady.........

         She worked at our pitiful little Library. I have known her for at least 20 years. The first time I ever saw her, I was asking for a library card. She informed me that she did not  issue library cards to just any idiot who came in off the streets. I informed her that I was no ordinary idiot, I actually planned on using my card! I guess my charm won her over.

         Our Librarian could be tough at times. But, come on, you expect that from a Librarian, right? She could also be the sweetest person you could meet. She retired from the library just last year. She lived alone, having lost her husband a few years ago. Why was she a "Mentor"? Read on.

            In the summer of 2001, I decided that I really wanted to understand computers, and that whole "world-wide-web" thing. I thought about how neat it would be if someone like me could actually talk with the entire world! Someone told me that our library had a couple of old computers, and that I could learn there. Since I can walk to the library in only three minutes from my house, this seemed like a good thing.

         My oldest daughter told me to go there, and just click on the "Internet Explorer" icon, and I would be hooked up! Nothing is ever that simple. She forgot to mention that you need to "double-click"...a most unfortunate circumstance. At least our librarian noticed that I was struggling.

          So, out of all her other duties at the public library, this lady now decided to help this "idiot" sitting staring at a blank screen. She showed me how to set up an E-mail address with Yahoo,(it was free), and she taught me about passwords, and how to surf the "web". By the time she was finished with me that first day, I was throughly confused. But, I was learning. All of my life has been learning, and somehow, she understood that. No matter that this was too much information all at once, she knew some of it would stick.

         Needless to say, I was intrigued, no, more like STOKED!!! I had to learn more! And our librarian was only too happy to teach me. Without her, you would never be reading this. I would go back from time to time, and learn a little more. But, there was something wrong, something holding me back. It was fear, the fear of "breaking" something. Screwing something up so badly that I wouldn't be allowed to come back.

         In February of 2003, I took care of those fears; I bought my own, brand new computer. Now, if I screwed it up, at least I could call for technical help from the internet provider. Now, I could truly be on my own.(I would soon enough discover inter-net porno---strange). Because of this one librarian, I learned a new skill. I was able to teach that skill to my wife, and my youngest child. That one librarian opened the world to us.

           There won't be any parades at this person's passing. No monument to her life, no fabled stories of her to pass on down through the generations. But you can be sure that she will be missed. At least I was thoughtful enough to go back while she was still working, and tell her just how thankful I was to her. She taught me something useful, and never asked for a single thing in return. I hope that my gratitude for this skill was enough for her, it sure seems a small pittance for what she gave me. We miss you Librarian. Maybe I will see you again, sometime.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"On Being 'Buzzed'".....

   Well, I finally did it...I had a few too many beers, and here I am, a good buzz going, and nowhere to use it. Although, the wife is getting some "funny" looks from me....hehehehe.

         I haven't been buzzed in so long, I almost forgot what it feels like! I wouldn't say that I am "falling down drunk", but I wouldn't try to operate a motor vehicle right now! Somehow, this takes me back to my teen years, and the feeling of constantly being buzzed. I took being buzzed seriously back then. A case of beer, and a few "joints", and I was on my way to a good buzz. Yeah, I was hardcore back then.

            I can do without the "weed" these days. Someone told me that a "J" costs about $5.00 these days!! Damn! I can remember when one cost about fifty cents!!! Hell, for $5.00, you could buy a GOOD bag of weed!! We called it a "nickel bag". Next was a dime bag, then a "lid" for around $15.00 or $20.00. After that, you were asking for an "oz" ounce. That was around $40.00! You would go broke smoking these days!!

          Yes, I am one of a dying breed. I have lived during the time of "cheap weed"!!! A time when everyone smoked, and it wasn't considered so bad. Hell, I can remember girls in high-school coming up and saying, "want to smoke one before the next class?". It was common for nearly everybody in your school to be "holding". Someone nearly always had a joint to share. Good times, bro, good times.

           But, we all grow up, unfortunately, and aspire to "greater things". I never grew up, but I did try to acheive greatness. I think I have succeeded. Am I famous? No. Am I rich? No. Am I Internationally known? I hope not!

          No, I am just me, and as far as I am concerned, that is my greatest accomplishment! We must be true to ourselves. When all is said and done, and the day is over, we MUST be true to ourselves. I guess my ramble is over for today.


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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Another "Blast From the Past"

  Looking back in my mind's eye, I am 16. It is a cool autumn evening, and I was restless. My Uncle asks "what's eating you?". I really can't tell just what is wrong at the time, so I just tell him I am going for a ride. I am hoping to shake out some cob-webs, I guess. He gives me a look...I've seen it before...he knows something that I don't. But I fear that I soon will know what he knows.

        I throw on my leathers, and walk out to the custom little black Sportster sitting in the drive. The sun is just going down, and it's rays are dancing off the chrome parts of the bike. I pull on my helmet, straddle the bike, and I pause to just look around. I don't know why, I just do. I flip the shut-off valve on the gas tank, turn on the key, and fold out the kick-starter pedal. After a couple of "priming" kicks, she coughs, and roars to life.

             "She" has what we used to call "shorty pipes". No baffles, so all of the throaty sound of her engine can be heard for miles around. At the sound of the bike coming to life, my mood seems to change. I can't wait to get out on the road, to feel the wind in my face. I want to hit the four-lane, and just twist the throttle untill I bust the return spring in it! I walk her backwards, out of the drive, and into the street. First gear, and with just a few too many revs, she leaves a beautiful black stripe in the street. I love her, and I think that she loves me.

          Once I am on the four-lane, I head west....chasing the setting sun. I know, even with the mighty engine throbbing  between my legs, that I can never catch it. Who gives a shit!! Chase it anyway. All of us are chasing something we will never catch. And, yet, we never seem to give up on the chase; go figure.

           I head west for most of the night. I finally pull over in some podunk town for gas, and to turn around and head east. I watched the sun set on my "girl", and dammit, I want to see it come up, also. Just a little later, the sun comes up, and everything in my world's beautiful. I let out a war-cry, and twist the throttle untill it just won't go anymore. If I had ANY WAY to describe these feelings to you, dear reader, believe me, I would. It is simply something that must be experienced. I feel I have been extremely fortunate to have had that opportunity.

          I get back to my Uncle's house sometime after first light. He is up, making coffee, and smiling at me. He knows what I have just done. I know at some point, he has already did it. We sit down to our coffee, and he asks, "did you find what you went looking for?". I nod.

         I look him right in the eye, and say, "I find what I am looking for every time I straddle that machine, Steve, every time". He just keeps smiling that all-knowing smile of his.


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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Tough Week all Around---

  More bombings in London-town, high heat in Arizona, and cranky kids here all week, with high heat here, also!! I would say it was a tough week for all concerned!! But the weekend is here, and I have a couple of cold brews, and some ribs on the grill....I will be fine in a few hours!

          As for the rest of you working stiffs...kick back, and take a few minutes to just cool your jets for a bit. Maybe I can put a smile on your face for a little while!

         My youngest daughter asked, "Dad, how do we know that you love us"?? Now, as most of you know, I am not the "huggy-feely" type of guy. So, I tell her, "You are still breathing, right?". My girls don't hug me, nor I them, it is just the way it is. They both are old enough that something like that no longer appeals to them.

           My grandchildren still want hugs and kisses, and I oblige them, knowing full well that they will get older, and NOT want the same later on. That is fine for me. It seems to work for me.

             At the same time, I know people who, even if they don't like you, want to hug, and be your friend when you are near them. Ahhh, but wait untill you leave out of hearing range, and they will talk about you to anyone who will listen!! You all know the type....don't you just want to beat the crap out of them??

          I cannot stand that type of person. If I don't like you, I DO NOT bow to "social graces"....if you are not liked, you will know it. For me, this includes about 99% of the general population. I have said before that I am a 1%-er. I will always be that way. I don't like anyone...I won't hurt people I don't like (unless there is money in it), I just don't "socialize" with them.

           So, how do people around me know if they are loved?? They are still breathing, aren't they??


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Monday, July 18, 2005

Just another Day

  So, here I am, beer in hand, and nothing in my brain! Just the way I like it, really. It is a rare time when someone like me can sit down and completely clear their mind. Normally, there are about a million things going on in there. But, sometimes, everything just sort of fades is a beautiful experience, believe me!!

            I see where Mr. Rove is still in trouble over the C.I.A. scandal? Now, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the C.I.A. operative's husband is a Senator, and at the time that this happened,(leaking his wife's name), the Honorable Senator was questioning the decision to go to war with Iraq over Weapons of Mass Destruction that were never found? But, hey, maybe it's just me??

            My grandchildren have left for the day...I would never drink beer in front of them, or anything else for that matter. I think in a few minutes, I shall  put in my favorite racing video-game, and take on the computer. Challenging the pc is fun, but predictable. Human counter-parts are far more challenging. The computer does the exact same thing every time, humans are "flawed", and almost never repeat their actions.

          Doesn't matter anyway, none of my friends can beat me at racing. I suck at fighting games, and TOTALLY RULE at role playing games!! Star Ocean, Final Fantasy, The Bard's Tale, you name it. I own just over 80 PS2 games at this time...with more to come.

          OK, so for a day with nothing to say, I have managed to ramble on for quite a bit. I think I will have a few more beers, and hopefully give the computer a fighting chance to beat me!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA.......(laughing maniacally)


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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Stupid People

........So, there I am, standing in line at the not-so-local Wal-Mart, waiting to  check out. My wife and youngest daughter are with me, naturally. Ahead of me, there is a young lady,(20-ish), she has maybe 10 items. This should go very quickly, I start to think....I was very wrong.

           It seems that the lady working the register is a life-long friend of the young lady, and they have picked this precise moment to start catching up on missed time!! Let me just go ahead and get this out of the way; Women talk too damn much! Every man says it....there is a reason for it!

          Ok, so, I think to myself, "self, Wal-Mart wants it's personnell to be courteous to the customers, so overlook this transgression onto your time". With that in mind, I stand patiently as these two "ladies" decide it takes 15 minutes to check out 10 or 11 items. I am fairly pissed-off by the time the total is finally tallied, but I continue to bite my tongue. By my way of seeing things, the wait is finally over......hmmmm.

               When she is told the total, the young lady all of a sudden says,"Oh, I want to write a check!!!!".  I just damn near exploded into one of the worst cussing tirades anyone has ever heard, but there is a swift, and somewhat painfull kick to my ankle. You guessed it....the ever-vigilant wife is on duty! I'm not sure just how she knew, but my wife KNEW what was coming next from me, hence the kick.

              I mean, c'mon on!! Is this the FIRST TIME this chick has been to a store? What the hell was she doing for the last 15 minutes?? She could have been making the check out during that time. Hell, I could have written a friggin' NOVEL in that amount of time!! And, what the hell, Wal-Mart fills out the check for you! All you really need to do is sign it! But, no! This chick takes another 10 minutes to fill it out completely, talking all the time!!

           By this time, the fact that this "girl" is BLONDE is starting to sink in! I casually point this out to my wife, who promptly tells me to shut know, sort of through her clenched teeth!! I also noticed that the young girl DID NOT buy any chewing gum. That was a good thing, because she would SURELY have had to sit down to chew it!!  (for those of you who might be as challenged as this young lady, I was saying that there is NO WAY that she could "chew gum and walk at the same time"!!!)

            Oh well, there is always tomorrow.....and other stupid people!


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Monday, July 11, 2005

More Notes....

  Another note from another friend....and, once again, I must agree with this.

____________________________________________> >
> >
> > My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of Iraq regime has been
> > completed. 
> > Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our
> > mission in Iraq is complete. 
> > This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces
> > from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now to begin
> > the reckoning.
> > Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which
> > have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The
&g! t; > United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, Australia, and Poland are some of the
> > countries listed there. 
> > The other list contains everyone not on the first list. Most of the world's
> > nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of
> > both lists later this evening. 
> > Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those
> > nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved
> > during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi
> > war.
> > The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world
> > Hell-holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.
> > Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France. 
> > In the future, together with Congre! ss, I will work to redirect this money
> > toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that
> > note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you
> > down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.
> > Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France, or maybe China. 

> > I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France,
> > Germany, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring
> > from NATO as well. Bon chance, mes amis. 

> > I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN
> > diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking
> > tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed
> >  I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens
> > of thousands of unp! aid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your
> > precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop
> > shops in the world. I love New York .

> > A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to
> > be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing
> > us off for a change. 
> > Mexico is also on List 2. President Fox and his entire corrupt government
> > really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra tank and
> > infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put em? Yep,
> > border security. So start doing something with your oil.

> > Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting
> > now.
> > We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling! for oil
> > in Alaska - which will take care of this country 's oil needs for decades to
> > come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you
> > to List 2 above: pick a country and move there. They care. 
> > It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens.
> > Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, "darn tootin."
> > Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world
> > has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet.
> > It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to eliminate
> > homelessness in America. To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thanks
> > guys. We owe you and we won't forget.
> > To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak
> > Arabic. 
> > God bless America. Thank y! ou and good night.
> > If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English,
> > thank a soldier. 


      Don't you find it odd that just over 200 years ago we fought with the King of England for our independence, and now, they are just about the only ones to give us any substantial support in our fight against terrorists? I just still can't help but think that we are on the wrong road.

        Mr. Bush didn't go after the terrorists, no, he went after the oil. Think about it this way; In Feburary of 2001, EVERYONE in the Whitehouse who are, or were, major players in the decision to invade Iraq stated that Iraq had NO weapons of mass destruction, that his armies were spent, and that he could no longer muster enough strength to be a real threat to the United States.

        Then, after Sept. 11, 2001, just seven months later, all of a sudden, Iraq has these "hidden" WMD's??? They must be hidden really well, because NO ONE HAS FOUND THEM. We are constantly told that the U.S. Gov't can track ANY shipment of fissile material(plutonium, uranium, etc.), by sattelite. We were told that these materials give off a specific "signature" whenever they are moved. Were we lied to? Surely not!!!! (that's sarcasm, folks).

        One should ask the questions, "how many times has Iraq invaded the U.S.?" We have been lied to. Our Armies were not sent to wipe out terrorism, they were simply sent to guard the LARGEST oil fields in the world. Have we found Bin-Laden? No, because HE holds NO OIL. He is simply some spoiled rich-kid Saudi that likes to blow up places and people(mostly Americans).

         Remember back in 1999 or 2000, when that jet-liner went into the ocean?? Killed everyone on board. CNN reported that the pilot was screaming a muslim prayer. Cnn also was told to "hush up" their reporting on that incident. Seems the pilot was a Saudi, and it could harm our relations with them. I theorize that was an initial "test" by terrorists.

         By keeping a lid on this attack,(and it was an attack, there was nothing wrong with that jet-liner), it made the terrorists re-think their position. They had to do something that the gov't  could not cover up. Hence, 9-11 happened. But, it's just a theory from a crazy, red-neck biker.................


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Notes From Friends

 I recieved this from a friend on the internet. I must say that I agree with everything it has to say, and then some.

                                       Muslim Mystery

      Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Let's see now...

>>No Jesus,
>>No Christmas
>>No television,
>>No cheerleaders,
>>No baseball
>>No football,
>>No golf,
>>No tailgate parties,
>>No Wal-Mart,
>>No Home Depot,
>>No BBQ,
>>No hot dogs,
>>No burgers,
>>No chocolate chip cookies,
>>No shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks,
>>No gumbo,
>>No jambalaya, No Beer, No Victoria's Secret...No Green Bay Packers
>>Rags for clothes and towels for hats. Constant wailing from the guy
>>next-door because he's sick and there are no doctors.
>>Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.
>>More than one wife.
>>You can't shave.
>>Your wives can't shave.
>>You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over
>>camel dung.
>>The women have to wear baggy dresses and veils at all times.
>>Your bride is picked by someone else. She smells just like your
>>But your donkey has a better disposition.
>>Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!
>>I mean, really, is there a mystery here?


Do we need anymore proof that these people are backward, and uncivilized? How about the fact that they have been right where they are for literally thousands of years? They refuse to change their ways, and would actually prefer  to remain as stone-age cave-people. Start now---cut off all aid to them. Stop depending on their oil for our use. Do any of you even know that Reagan shut down American oil wells in the eighties?? Wells that have never been re-opened??

        This couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that the Bush family is in bed with the Saudis?? That the Bush family has, to date, recieved over 4 billion dollars from the Saudis in business deals over the past 30 years? Surely not.........


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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Sunday, Slow as hell.

Sunday, the slowest day of the week! I am currently working on a necklace for a young girl in my part of the world. It is kind of a rare thing to do these days! I have been making jewelry for a lot of people, so I have been fairly busy.

        Hurricane Dennis has hit Florida as of this writing. I hope you are OK, Mollie!! We here in northeast Mississippi can expect heavy rains, and winds up to 50 mph by sometime tonight. Yes, they predict that this one is coming way inland!! It happens, but only rarely. We could also see a few tornadoes from it.

        Ahhh, Tornadoes.....Nature's way of "thinning the herd" here in "Mobile-Home Land". I will not be worried, however. I have paid insurance for many years here, and I am not afraid to use it, if need be!! Let's just hope everyone South of us is OK. You can replace material things, but not lives.


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Thursday, July 7, 2005


 FUCK!!! I am so damn sick of these fuckin' terrorists!!!!!  The slimy bastards bombed London this morning. This is only my opinion, but I think they had cells in each of the cities that were being considered for the 2012 Olympics. Whichever city won the bid was bombed. It was intended to send a CLEAR message----nowhere is safe.

       I say to hell with them. These daffy bastards believe they can get to "heaven" by killing innocent people! I don't particuarly agree with our President, and some in his "Cowboy Cabinet", as I have called it. Let me say this very carefully; Mr. Bush, PLEASE, NUKE THE SHIT OUT OF THESE FUCKIN' ASSHOLES! We are THE SUPERPOWER---let's start acting like it! Blow these bastards off the face of the Earth!!

        Genocide, plain and simple! I will make no bones about it. Just put it out there. I can't think of a single country, save for their "Muslim Brothers", that would object. Well, maybe the French, but who gives two shits about those damn frogs, anyway!

        Think of the impact this would have had if New York had won the bid! I believe a second incident there would literally tear that city apart. These assholes need to be stopped right now. This didn't even happen in the U.S., and I am pissed! I would PERSONALLY drop the nukes on them. Hell, I would even ride one in, ala, Dr. Strangelove!!!

        When I was in the U.S. Army, I worked on tanks. Let me tell you right here, there is a special kind of crazy that drives a tank crew to do what they do. And they all, to the last man, LOVE what they do!!! And they are damn good at what they do. I say to let our Armor run amuck in Iraq for a few weeks. Fuck the Geneva Convention!! No other country has ever adhered to it, why the hell should we???

         Those soldiers that were tried for "cruelty to prisoners" in Abu Gharib??? Give 'em all some medals, and put them back to work!!! We are talking about people(and I use that term loosely), who have no problem torturing people 24 hours a day, just for giggles and grins!!

           Kill them all, and let "Allah" sort them out! They don't deserve to be alive and taking up space! This is my humble opinion. I know I am not the only one who feels this way......


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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Some Free Time

  Well, well! I have just spent a FANTASTIC weekend with my wife of 23 years. You see, the fourth of July is our anniversary. That's right, we were married on the fourth! My daughter had the last two days off, so I have been without the grandchildren. So, let's talk "turkey".

       I see where Martha Stewart is finally talking about her "prison" stay. She says it was just horrible! Yeah, I'm sure it was. No color-co-ordination at all, no gardening for the cameras, no having someone to do everything for you----my God, how horrible for her!! I only hope that she can get over her ordeal! I am sure that the MILLIONS of idiots that make her richer by buying the inevitable book that will certainly come from this will help her to recover.

         Ms. Stewart also commented that the government wanted to "knock her down a peg, to scare others". Maybe she should check the records. Insider trading has ALWAYS been illegal!! Just ask some of the boys from Enron!! She feels that she was "singled out". Sorry, sweety, you broke the law, and you only got slapped on the wrist. It is hard for me to come up with sympathy for that! I have spent more time than that in jail for a simple assualt charge!

          Believe it or not, people are already tripping over their tongues to get to this woman. She has already been guaranteed a network show this fall, when her "house arrest" is over with. Ms. Stewart calls that punishment "hideous". BOO-FUCKIN'-HOO!!!  I feel so bad for her.

          From what I understand of the laws surronding insider trading, she could have gotten A LOT MORE TIME, along with some hefty fines. But she didn't, so she should shut her mouth about her being "singled out". And to go a step further, none of the people who are found guilty of this crime have EVER given back a penny of the millions of dollars that they make on these deals!!!!!  So, yeah, I would say that Ms. Stewart should shut up. Maybe the I.R.S. has found their next Willie Nelson?? One marvels at the possibility....................................


    'Till next time, brothers and sisters!!

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