Friday, December 29, 2006

A Tribute Too Late Given

 So, former President Ford has passed away. I kind of liked the guy, you know? I don't think he did any harm at all while he was in office(I know someone will dispute this notion), and Chevy Chase did such a good impression of him! Always falling down, or tripping over some foreign object.


              So now I see in the headlines for the day that "tributes" are being presented in his honor. Here's a quick thought, if you think so highly of the person, why not have tributes to them WHILE THEY ARE ALIVE? How the hell does a dead person know about your puny tribute? If a guy or girl is liked, for fuck's sake, tell them while they are alive!


           Too many times someone is taken from us with no warning, and we wish we had told them some thing or another while they were alive. Don't waste time thinking "Oh, I will sound stupid". Some of the best things you can say to a person will almost always sound awkward, or silly. I wish I had said more to my mother before she was taken from me. I have an Uncle I think very highly of, whom I haven't seen in about twenty five years. I wish I had told him just how much he did for me, how he kept me on the right track(mostly, anyway).


           My grandmother died in 2002. We always used to kid each other. She would ask me to do something for her, and ask what she "owed" me for doing it. I would tell her to just keep her foot in the gate of Heaven for me, so we could be together, if she got there first. Hopefully, no one has caught her yet! My grandmother ALWAYS knew that I loved her, and she, me. I said all I needed to say to her so she could go on her journey knowing just how I felt about her.


          Forgive me these emotions, but at some level, I, too, am human...somehow, somewhere, someway, sometimes. The writer in me sometimes takes over, and things that I would rather keep hidden come to the fore. Sorry.


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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Strange Happening

    Good day to all of my little "minions"! I hope all of you had a great Christmas Day. My wife and I had a strange thing happen yesterday---we had Christmas alone! That hasn't happened for about twenty four years!


             It was amazing just how quiet the house was with just us two here. We made the most of it, I can assure you all! I figure we should get used to this happening a lot more often, nowadays. With the oldest girl married, and the youngest turning fifteen next month, we may have aa few more "quiet Christmases" waiting in the wings.


               Did everyone get what they wanted this year? I wanted all of the wars and hatred in the world to stop, and everyone just get along. As usual, it didn't happen, so I settled for a couple of gifts from my wife. Maybe next year, hmm? Or, maybe when the Aliens from outer space take over? You know how it is, SHIT HAPPENS!


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Friday, December 22, 2006

Lowering The Standards Part Two---

     Ok, so I forgot to get back here yesterday. I got busy with some other things, and just forgot.My fault, I screwed up, plain and simple. Shit Happens. So, here is what I wanted to tell you.


             Have you heard of this supposed "congressman" named Keith Ellison? He is the asshole who wants to be sworn in using the Koran, because he is muslim. The Represenative from Virginia, Mr. Virgil Goode has said that he is against this. He cites as  his reasoning that soon we will have a lot of muslims in congress, too many, in his eyes. I agree with him.


            Muslims need to keep a few things in mind in these times. Number one, they need to keep their heads down. Number two, they do not want to draw un-wanted attention to themselves. I don't personally care if you choose to be muslim, it matters not to me.


             What DOES matter is that I have seen a shift in the minds of the American people, and muslims, and mexicans are no longer tolerated as well as they once were. Let us not forget that I live in Mississippi. If you think the "Klan" is something of the past, you are sorely mistaken. Many people here consider themselves brethern in the "Noble Society", and it goes by many names here, but above all, it is still about the same thing..."If you ain't white, then you ain't right".


              This idiot, Mr. Ellison, will get his way, mostly because he is black. That isn't prejudice on my part, just a cold,hard fact. Just one more way we lower our standards for minorities. I think it is a load of shit. No one ever gave me a job because of my lack of education, why should we give jobs to people who are not qualified, just because they are a minority? I say "fuck 'em". Give the assholes the same chance I had.


                     Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ticked Off!

Well, it is finally raining here, just a little, anyway. I had written a full page of political stuff for everyone to read, but before I could save it, the connection to AOL was "lost". Hmmm, things that piss you off 101; losing the connection after you have written a lot of crap, but before you had time to save it!


             What does AOL stand for? "Assholes On Leave"? I will re-write my page for everyone later today, AGAIN! Hey, my loyal "Minions"(I still love that one!!!) I noticed that the number of visits here is now more than 9,600. Let's see if we can get it to 10,000 by January first. Why? I have no idea, it just sort of popped into my head, so I decided to ask my Minions for help. Tell your friends, hell, I know you know someone who could use a laugh or two! Let them come read the musings of a crazy old redneck biker-dude!


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Monday, December 18, 2006

Chillin' and Grillin'

 Well, I cooked out today! That's right, I went out and fired up the old grill, and threw on some 'burgers. It has been so damn hot here lately! It sure will be stupid to be in sleeveless shirts on Christmas day!


          The good thing about this is that it is not uncommon. The bad thing is that when it finally DOES get cold, there are very nasty storms, and in the last few years, even tornadoes. I hate those with a passion. I believe "Tornado Alley" should be extended to include Mississippi and Tennessee.


          Oh, well, I guess I will get a bag of pork rinds, and a few beers, and sit under the shade tree for a bit! Might as well, we can't go ice-fishing. I think that is one of the "up North" things that I miss the most, along with the snow. If it snows here, it is never more than an inchor two, and it only lasts for a couple of days. And these fuckin' rednecks can't drive for shit on it!!!!!! Most of the dumb asses just stay at home, the rest just go out and make my insurance rates go up!!


              Hey, get a clue----buy a vowel---read a fuckin' book! Learn to drive on snow for the ONE DAY that it lasts here, or just stay at home!!! Bone-heads, all of them!


               Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

An Early Christmas

My oldest daughter and her family are going to Mexico this year. They want to leave Friday, if everything goes as planned. As her plans would cause the grandchildren to completely miss Christmas here, we gave them a surprise yesterday evening.


              We let the grandchildren open their presents early. As could be expected, there was total chaos for a bit, then things settled down some. Well, being the protaganist that I am, I quickly whipped out my two harmonicas, and let the gramdchildren play  with them.


              The ensuing "symphony of the harmonicas" wasn't exactly the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, but it was good enough for me! Tiny little Vinnie playing the short harmonica, and telling his dad to "get up and dance, daddy". Little Rozie on the long harmonica, trying to keep time with little Vinnie. This "concert" lasted for well over half an hour. It was for a small, but elite audience. The entrance fee has been paid for many years by the audience. The show was well worth the price of admission.


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Monday, December 11, 2006

A Hidden Agenda

In the headlines today, I see where Mr. Eric Rudolph is complaining about the conditions in the so called "super-max" prison that he now resides in. Well, sorry Mr. Rudolph, but heroes are never treated very well. Ooops, did you just read "hero" in this article? You are dammed right you did!


            Eric Rudolph mostly targeted "women's clinics" with his bombs. Why he targeted the 1996 Olympics is anyone's guess. But I digress. These "women's clinics" are abortion centers, plain and simple. I hope someone closes down each and every one of them. Pro Life? Maybe so, but I know something that most people don't know.


           Ooops, did a woman just get pregnant with the child of her lover, and her husband doesn't know? Well, let's pop on down to the "women's clinic" and take care of this little problem. And another cheating woman gets away with murder, literally. Instead of killing the child this scum carried, they should have ended HER miserable life.


             What? That sounds too harsh? Why is it if I shoot some stupid bastard, and, consequently do the world a favor, I go to prison for murder. Yet, this "woman" can murder AS MANY BABIES AS SHE WANTS, and nothing happens to her? How many people are waiting for adoption of a small child?


            Literally thousands! We make it so hard to adopt, yet so easy to kill. The blood is on all of our hands. Eric Rudolph just tried to show us that, albeit in a rough way. I still believe he had the right idea, just bomb them when no one is there...after all, this is about SAVING lives.


         Oh, and the lady that runs the "women's clinic" that Mr. Rudolph bombed, she stated that she hopes that he stays there forever...well, maybe you could bomb the place with just ONE PERSON in it. I hope she enjoys killing children. The news article didn't state whether or not this heartless bitch had any children. Too bad.


                   Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Some People Still Get It!

Thank You, Ms. A. C.  You are among those that still get it. You still have some "common Sense".


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,
Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one
knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were
long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He  will be
remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird
gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it  was my
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable
strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when
well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in
Reports of a 6 -year-old boy charged with sexual harassment
for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for
using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened.
  Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers
for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in
disciplining their unruly children. It declined even
further when schools were required to get parental consent
to administer CalpCal poln lotion or a band-aid to a
student; but could not inform parents when a student became
pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments
became contraband; churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend
yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar
could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a
woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was
hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly
awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in
death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife,
his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights,
Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he
was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.
If not, join the majority and do nothing.

         Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

An Old Friend

An old friend sent me some mail today. The message was from Paul Harvey. It was more of the same thing that I said a few days ago...stop apoligizing for being a Christian! I have lived about half of my life as a complete asshole, I freely admit that fact. I am in no way a Christian, and I make no excuses for that fact.


          I will, however, stand for someone's right to be a Christian, or Muslim, or Buddahist, or Taoist, or whatever kind of religion they have. Fuck it, I will even stand for someone's right to be a damn Klingon, if that is what they want! We live in one of the TRULY free countries. Probably the ONLY true free country. If you don't like what I write here, you can even complain to AOL... I am sure that they would contact me with the complaint. That is their right.


            Please, be what you are, ok? Just, please, don't come here from some third world country, enjoy your freedoms, and try to kill MY PEOPLE! When you do that, you arouse the anger in me, and other FREE AMERICANS. People who were born here, and have the birth-right to freedom. You may call me red-neck, and a back-woods idiot, but I will fight to the last drop of my blood for my country, and my people, and our freedoms! Never be in doubt about that one small fact.  Now, go and enjoy the wonder that is FREE AMERICA!!


               Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Lab...

 I belong to a local organization that gives, trades, sells items between members. We call it "freecycling", as most all of the items are given away. You simply post what it is you have to give away, or what you need, and things progress from there.


          Imagine my shock and awe when I opened my e-mails this morning and someone was giving away a "blonde lab"!!!!!! I just couldn't believe my luck! I could actually OWN the lab where blondes were made!! What Luck!! Boy, did I have some plans!


          I almost went nuts! I could make my own blondes!! Shit, I was set for life! I very quickly e-mailed the person with the blonde lab, it's first come, first serve on these deals, so I had to be quick. I was the first to see it, so I could have the blonde lab the owner said! I was overwhelmed!


          But the owner started saying things that were very strange. "She" likes to play ball. "She" likes long walks outside. "She" likes to swim in the summertime. "She" is housebroken. What? What are you talking about? I was inquiring about the "Blonde Lab"! The owner stated that they were talking about  the blonde lab----the dog.


        A blonde Labrador Retriever! A dog, of all things! They should be sued for false advertising! I suppose my quest for the "blonde lab" goes on.


(This entire thing was a joke---learn to laugh a little, folks)


                Holla' If You Hear Me!!! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

I call Them as I See Them

It seems that to be politically correct these days, you must apologize for being a decent Christian person. People can't even put up a nativity scene in their own front yards for fear of offending some asshole with a different religion!


         Now, I thought there was freedom of choice, and freedom of religion in this country? Oh, ok, I see now. You are free to practice your religion as long as you are something other than Christian...hmmm.


         Let's look at that idea a little more closely, shall we? At last count, it was MUSLIMS who led the attacks on MY COUNTRY back in 2001. It is MUSLIMS who carry out attacks everyday on our troops over seas in Iraq.  It is MUSLIMS who have carried out more attacks than can be counted in the last twenty years on just about everybody.


         I don't count myself as a Christian, or part of ANY religion, for the most part. But, I DO know what is right, and what is wrong. If you have Christmas decorations that you are afraid to put up, then you are a fool. If you want to say "Merry Christmas", instead of "happy holidays", but are afraid of offending someone, you are a fool.


           Now, why would I call people fools? This is AMERICA, not Russia, or China, or North Korea, or Iran. We have certain freedoms here. I know this as I was in the Army, and it was drilled into our heads that we stood for FREEDOM. You have the freedom to have YOUR religion just the same as anyone else has the freedom to have theirs.


              Don't be intimidated by other people using their freedoms, while you sit back and say that you are sorry for being a Christian! Muslim, Buddahist, Taoist, Baptist, Catholic, Hebrew, they are ALL welcome in the U.S. Stand up for who you are, and never back down. I will always be here if you want to talk. I am never hard to find!


                     Holla' If You Hear Me!!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Do We Really need a Subject Line?

Sometimes, there just isn't anything to write about here. Nothing happening, nobody working overtime to piss me off, no body fuckin' up. Well, for the most part, anyway.


       My daughter has just come in from school complaining about another girl "getting in her business". I tend to let this shit go in one ear and out the other. They hate each other one day, and are thick as thieves the next! It is always the same.


        Maybe that is what I crave more than anything else...the sameness. Never changing, no surprises. I don't like surprises, unless it is Christmas. And don't even get me started on that "Happy Holidays" shit. That's it, I think I shall cover that tomorrow. The argument for "Happy Holidays" over "Merry Christmas", to keep from offending some fucking pansie or something!


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Sunday, December 3, 2006

A Long time coming

   Today I celebrate three years smoke free. It is a quiet affair, but a long time in coming. I never thought I would quit smoking back when I tried. But I laid the cigarettes down, and never picked them up again. It may not seem much to you, but it is a lifetime accomplishment to me.


           Holla' If You Hear Me!!!





Saturday, December 2, 2006

Imitation Is Not Flattery

What is wrong with Chevrolet? The only decent hot-rod type car they make any more is the Corvette. This vehicle is now priced far above what the normal guy(or girl) can afford.


          Have you seen the Impala lately? Low power, front wheel drive, and shitty looks keep most people from buying what was once a very good muscle car. The Monte Carlo? It has incurred the same horrible treatment as the Impala!


         I am a Ford man all the way, but I have always respected the looks, power, and build-ability of Chevy cars. I have worked on all brands of cars and some trucks, and I was always amazed at the pure, raw, power that could be wrung out of some Chevy motors. Simply amazing.


         Have you seen the new Chevy trucks? From the rear, you would swear that it was a Ford truck. The front holds the same mystery, as the Chevys look like someone jammed a Ford and Dodge truck together, and came up with a bastard child! For some years now, Chevy has simply copied Ford, and now Dodge also with their trucks.


          Isn't there anyone with an original idea on the design team at General Motors? Look at what the Chrysler Corp. is doing. The new Dodge Ram, the 300M, the new Charger, the PT Cruiser, the list goes on and on. New, fresh, original. Now, I know the 300M and the Charger were produced long ago, but I think it is great that Chrysler is actually trying to bring back the "muscle car" era.


           And look at Ford. Anyone want a hot new Mustang? You can purchase two of them fully tricked out for what one Corvette costs! The Ford Focus is another vehicle that I call a "pocket rocket". Small, unassuming, and terribly quick! Is it any wonder that it takes Road Rally trophies around the world in amazing numbers?


           Chevrolet, PLEASE restore our heritage with some great cars! Ford has restyled the Mustang to a retro look of the sixties and seventies. Could you imagine a re-worked Nova, or Chevelle? The possibilities are endless. Yet Chevy refuses to try their hand at something like this. I don't understand their thinking....or lack thereof.


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