Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Word Tuesday

  1. the act or an instance of motivating.
  2. the state or condition of being motivated.
  3. something that motivates; inducement; incentive.

 Even a little would be nice.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday's Quote

America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and
lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  
---Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Never forget the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas to everyone.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Word Thursday


  1. the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Dispatch from the Office of the President Elect

Word Tuesday


It will not happen with militant Islam.

1. the normal, non warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
2. an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.
3. a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, esp. in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.
4. the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
5. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
6. freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquility; serenity.
7. a state of tranquility or serenity: May he rest in peace.
8. a state or condition conducive to, proceeding from, or characterized by tranquillity: the peace of a mountain resort.
9. silence; stillness: The cawing of a crow broke the afternoon's peace.
10. ) a comedy (421 b.c.) by Aristophanes.
11. (used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).
–verb (used without object)
12. Obsolete. to be or become silent.
13. at peace,
a. in a state or relationship of non belligerence or concord; not at war.
b. untroubled; tranquil; content.
c. deceased.
14. hold or keep one's peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent: He told her to hold her peace until he had finished.
15. keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance: Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.
16. make one's peace with, to become reconciled with: He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.
17. make peace, to ask for or arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism

Monday, December 22, 2008

The best giving is giving when no one is looking.

Think whatever you want about President Bush and Vice President Cheney. They are class acts. I do not think the two new guys could ever develop or find real class unless the"photo op" presents itself and then that just defeats the purpose doesn't it?

I remember the Obama's trip to Europe. He did not visit a hospital with wounded American troops. He had something better to do.

I remember him giving the "Finger" to both, the soon to be Secretary of State and John McCain while campaigning.

That is why the Obama will never be a class act President.

Here is a story that sums up class compared to classless.

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip - with reporters in tow - to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.

But the size and scope of Mr. Bush's and Mr. Cheney's private endeavors to meet with wounded soldiers and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

Another thing interesting to me is I believe the Obama has no real sense of  duty or honor.
"People say, 'Why would you do that?'" the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. "And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be - to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching - balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin - that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

"I lean on the Almighty and Laura," Mr. Bush said in the interview. "She has been very reassuring, very calming."

Behind every great man is a great woman.
Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.

The first lady said those private visits, many of which she also attended, took a heavy emotional toll, not just on the president, but on her as well.

Washington Times

I doubt the next first lady will be able to live up to the class level that Laura Bush has demonstrated in her eight years.

H/T PattyAnn

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A small list

A small list of things I am Thankful for this Christmas:

Twisted Sister sings O Come All Ye Faithful,

OJ got his, FINALLY,

You also need to be careful who you throw your shoes at due to the
fact you may get a bit of a beat down over a bout of thoughtlessness,

And for the brave members of the U.S. Military
fighting for freedom and liberty 24/7, 

So ingrates like these, can do this kind of shit
and not be in fear of their worthless lives.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday's Quote

If America ever passes out as a great nation, we ought to put on our
tombstone:  America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership.  
---Will Rogers

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Word Thursday


1. any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.
2. an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.
3. a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.
4. Botany. a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.
5. cloth made of hair from animals, as camel and alpaca.
6. a very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space: He lost the race by a hair.
7. get in someone's hair, Slang. to annoy or bother someone: Their snobbishness gets in my hair.
8. hair of the dog, Informal. a drink of liquor, supposed to relieve a hangover: Even a hair of the dog didn't help his aching head. Also, hair of the dog that bit one.
9. let one's hair down, Informal.
a. to relax; behave informally: He finally let his hair down and actually cracked a joke.
b. to speak candidly or frankly; remove or reduce restraints: He let his hair down and told them about his anxieties.
10. make one's hair stand on end, to strike or fill with horror; terrify: The tales of the jungle made our hair stand on end.
11. split hairs, to make unnecessarily fine or petty distinctions: To argue about whether they arrived at two o'clock or at 2:01 is just splitting hairs.
12. tear one's hair, to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger: He's tearing his hair over the way he was treated by them. Also, tear one's hair out.
13. to a hair, perfect to the smallest detail; exactly: The reproduction matched the original to a hair.
14. without turning a hair, without showing the least excitement or emotion. Also, not turn a hair.

 Burt Reynolds stars in his Hair.

Photo © COSMOPOLITAN, 1972
H/T PattyAnn

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Word Tuesday

Lame Duck

  1. an elected official or group of officials, as a legislator, continuing in office during the period between an election defeat and a successor's assumption of office.
  2. a president who is completing a term of office and chooses not to run or is ineligible to run for reelection.
  3. a person finishing a term of employment after a replacement has been chosen.
  4. anything soon to be supplanted by another that is more efficient, economical, etc.
  5. a person or thing that is disabled, helpless, ineffective, or inefficient.
  6. a person who has lost a great deal of money in speculations on the stock market.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Word Thursday

Tomfoolery [tom-foo-luh-ree]
–noun, plural -eries.
1. foolish or silly behavior; tomfoolishness.
2. a silly act, matter, or thing.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
The 110th Congress. Two wasted years.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I managed this one of the ever wary falcon/hawk of some type.

My Wife took this one yesterday morning from her perch where she works.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


I found this over at RT's Place.

You Are a Haunted House

You are a deeply complicated and sometimes deeply disturbed person.

You can't help but be attracted to the dark side of life - even when it's pretty gruesome.

In relationships, you are honest and real. So real that it's definitely a little scary.

You don't fake it or play along just to get along. And people either respect this... or deeply resent it

Your life is thoughtful, deep, and even philosophical at times.

You see the world as it is. You don't sugar coat anything.

Facing and fighting your fears is important to you. You believe that too much of life is whitewashed.

You're not too morbid... you just believe that you can't enjoy life without exorcising a few demons first!

At your best, you are brave, intense, and fearless.

Not only do you face the abyss head on - you challenge your friends to do the same.

At your worst, you are depressed and morose.

If you're not careful, your thoughts take over your mind... and they aren't pretty!

Beware of the The Doghouse.

Discover how Dual Bag was sent to the Doghouse.
H/T PattyAnne

Word Tuesday


    1. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
    2. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
    3. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
    4. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
    5. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
    1. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
    2. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
  1. Dramatic irony.
  2. Socratic irony.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Joseph Martin Luther Gardner Executed

Joseph Martin Luther Gardner was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. He did not make a final statement, but did mouth the words "Thank you. I'm OK," to a relative who witnessed his death.

Gardner was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping, rape and slaying of 25-year-old Melissa "Missi" McLauchlin.

Police said Gardner and his co-defendants decided to kill a white woman as retribution for slavery. But the victim's family and Gardner's attorneys say they don't think the killing had anything to do with racial revenge.  Source.

Raped and killed as retribution for slavery?

Some how the "Martin Luther" in his middle name does not fit very well with the story of his crimes.

This must have been back before hate crimes.

Sixteen years for waiting for Justice would be an eternity.

Good riddance you piece of shit and burn in hell for eternity.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday's Quote

"We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve".

 ---Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto 
Upon completion of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Word Thursday

snake oil

1. A worthless preparation fraudulently peddled as a cure for many ills.
2. Speech or writing intended to deceive; humbug.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

As in the "Hope and Change" motto.

I found this poster site here. Go and make your own!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Word Tuesday


–noun, plural -ties.
1. doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.
2. an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Executions for the month of December

2GAClayton Ellington
Darold Stenson
Joseph Martin Luther Gardner
Antonette Frank
Devon Banks
U.S. Military
Ronald Gray
Dale Eaton

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday's Quote

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
---John Burroughs

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving

Word Thursday

  1. One that leads or guides.
  2. One who is in charge or in command of others.

    1. One who heads a political party or organization.
    2. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
    3. A conductor, especially of orchestra, band, or choral group.
    4. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
  3. Music

    1. A conductor, especially of orchestra, band, or choral group.
    2. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
  4. The foremost animal, such as a horse or dog, in a harnessed team.
  5. A loss leader.
  6. Chiefly British The main editorial in a newspaper.
  7. leaders Printing Dots or dashes in a row leading the eye across a page, as in an index entry.
  8. A pipe for conducting liquid.
  9. A short length of gut, wire, or similar material by which a hook is attached to a fishing line.
  10. A blank strip at the end or beginning of a film or tape used in threading or winding.
  11. Botany The growing apex or main shoot of a shrub or tree.
  12. An economic indicator.

A leader in the socialist movement?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WITH ( What In The Hell )

I would hate to think idiots like this voted for the new president.
Maybe they just don't listen.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Shamelessly Lifted from Wyatt

I found this on Support Your Local Gunfighter and just had to lift it.


Silhouette of a man 
We think http://odatat.blogspot.com/ is written by a man (80%).

What is the girly stuff at 20%?

Shamelessly Lifted from RT

I found this over at RT's Place. Give it a try.

Your Native American Name Is...

Keme Kestejoo

Your name means: Secret Slave

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday's Quote

Life is "trying things to see if they work".
---Ray Bradbury

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am a Jaguar Fan but these are funny.

Q: What do you call 47 millionaires around a TV watching the Super Bowl?

A: The Jacksonville Jaguars

Q: What do the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pope have in common?

A: They both can make 70,000 people (55,000 next Sunday) stand up and
yell 'Jesus Christ.'

Q: How do you keep a Jacksonville Jaguar out of your yard?

A: Put up goal posts.

Q: Where do you go in Jacksonville in case of a tornado?

A: To the Municipal stadium -you never see a touchdown there.

Q: What do you call a Jacksonville Jaguar with a Super Bowl ring?

A: A thief.

Q: What's the difference between the Jaguars and a dollar bill?

A: You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.

Q: How many Jaguars does it take to win a Super Bowl?

A: Nobody knows and we may never find out.

Q: What do the Jacksonville Jaguars and possums have in common?

A: Both play dead at home and get killed on the road

Jacksonville Jaguars' football practice was delayed nearly two hours
this morning after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery
substance on the practice field. Head coach Del Rio immediately
suspended practice while police and federal agents were called to

After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the
white substance, unknown to the players, was the goal line.

Practice was resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely
to encounter the substance again.

Word Thursday

  1. Not known; unfamiliar: a modern-day problem unknown in earlier times.
    1. Not identified or ascertained: received flowers from an unknown admirer.
    2. Not established or verified.
  2. Not well known or widely known: an unknown artist.
    1. A person or thing that is unknown: "the abyss of the unknown" (Helena Petrovna Blavatsky).
    2. A person who is not well known, as to the general public: cast an unknown in the starring role.
  1. Mathematics A quantity of unknown numerical value.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

After a brief pause




After waking up in the ObamaNation the posting will resume
in due course after a visit to the "change we can believe in"
re-education camp.

I figured I would go see Disney World before our
newest president elect sent all the Gitmo detainees to
Disney World for a much needed rest from the
rigors of "terrorists on ice" program.

Word Tuesday

v.   tr.

    1. To cause to be different: change the spelling of a word.
    2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform: changed the yard into a garden.
    3. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch: change methods; change sides.
    4. To transfer from (one conveyance) to another: change planes.
  1. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange: change places.
  2. To exchange for or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category: change one's name; a light that changes colors.

    1. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch: change methods; change sides.
    2. To transfer from (one conveyance) to another: change planes.
  3. To give or receive the equivalent of (money) in lower denominations or in foreign currency.
  4. To put a fresh covering on: change a bed; change the baby.

--- American Heritage Dictionary

A rather sinister looking image of change. 

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday's Quote

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
--- Winston Churchill

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Denard Manns Executed

DENARD Manns, convicted of robbing, raping and murdering a US Army soldier in her home while on parole almost exactly 10 years ago, has been executed in Texas.

Manns, a 42-year-old African-American with an extensive criminal record, was put to death by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:24 pm Thursday (11. 24am AEDT today), according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Manns was condemned for fatally shooting 26-year-old Michelle Robson of Fort Hood, Texas, in the head and chest after sexually assaulting her.

He had been on parole from a previous armed robbery conviction in New York state when he committed the crime on November 18, 1998.

Ms Robson was found half-naked in her bathtub, after being shot five times.

The Texas public prosecutor's office said DNA analysis showed Manns had raped the victim.

Fingerprint evidence on the murder weapon further implicated him in the crime.

After the murder he fled the apartment in Robson's car, taking her jewelry and credit cards.

Manns was convicted in 2002, and refused to appear at the subsequent punishment phase of his trial.

In his last statement, Manns criticised his own lawyers, who he said "purposely denied me a fair trial". Source
He was crying about about a fair trial?!? What about his victim's fair trial? This convict also converted to Islam while spending his time waiting on the appeals process.

George Whitaker III Executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man who went on a murderous rampage against the family of his ex-girlfriend was executed Wednesday after he apologized and asked his family to pray for him.

George Whitaker III, who killed a 16-year-old girl and seriously wounded her mother and 5-year-old sister in 1994, was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. CST, eight minutes after lethal drugs began flowing into his body. Source

Justice was served.

Word Thursday

  1. an advocate or supporter of socialism.
  2. (initial capital letter) a member of the U.S. Socialist party.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

  1. An advocate of socialism.
  2. often Socialist A member of a political party or group that advocates socialism.
  1. Of, promoting, or practicing socialism.
  2. Socialist Of, belonging to, or constituting a socialist party or political group.
American Heritage Dictionary


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For All The Veterans

Thank You!

Word Tuesday

  1. a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

  1. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
American Heritage Dictionary

Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday's Quote

The only reason some people get lost in
thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
---James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Elkie Lee Taylor Executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A parolee convicted of using coat hangers to strangle a 65-year-old mentally ill man in Fort Worth -- has been executed tonight.

Elkie Lee Taylor was condemned for killing Otis Flake.

In his last statement, Taylor said: "You ain't got to worry about nothing" to an aunt and a couple of friends.

He said: "I am going home. I hope to see all of y'all one day. Lord have mercy on my soul."

Then Taylor looked through another death chamber window relatives of his victim were standing and told them, "Stay strong. It's bad to see a man get murdered for something he didn't do. But I am taking it like a man, like a warrior. I am going home to Jesus."  Source

Fox Attack

Thrasher the Fox and his last raid.
PHOENIX -- If she had to give the rabid fox that bit her a nickname, Michelle Felicetta would call it "Thrasher."

Felicetta was hiking a three-mile loop of trail at the base of Granite Mountain in Prescott, Ariz., on Monday when the fox approached her on the trail just like it was meeting her, she told Phoenix station KPHO.

"This fox made eye contact with me and started walking towards me," she said. "That's when I knew something was really wrong.
Beware of foxes that make eye contact.
"I went to back up slowly, and as soon as I went to back up, it came and attacked my foot."

The fox grabbed hold of Felicetta's big toe, but she grabbed it by the neck before it could bite her knee. It bit her arm instead.

"I was choking it with (one) hand," she said. "I was trying (to) get it off … Everything I tried -- he wouldn't let go, and I even considered trying to rip him off, but he had such a good hold it would have done damage."

With the fox hanging from her arm, Felicetta ran a mile back to her car. She managed to pry the fox off of her, wrapped it in her sweatshirt and threw it in the trunk of her car before driving to Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

"As soon as I saw blood, I knew it was probably rabid," she said. "I knew I had to do something."
This is one heck of a woman who can run a mile with a rabid fox on her arm!
When an animal control officer tried to take the fox out of the trunk at the hospital, it bit her, too.

"She thought she had the noose thing around its neck," Felicetta said. "But it slipped out and actually attacked her."

Both Felicetta and the animal control officer have to undergo a series of rabies vaccinations over the next few weeks.

Felicetta said the ordeal was "very hard" for her.

"I love animals; I love nature," she said. "I'm very respectful, but as soon as this incident happened I knew something was wrong with the fox."  Source
I hope they both recover completely.

This would have been such a better story if she had a concealed weapons permit, and been able to use the weapon.

When I lived in Arizona I always had a gun close at hand for just such a event as this. Animals tend to be animals. They are unpredictable and possibly rabid.

Yeah; PETA sucks.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Maybe now the great white RINO will head off to pasture and retire when his term is up. I guess reaching across the isle did not help much in his election. Moderate republicans cannot win elections.

How can someone claim to unite us by taking (spreading the wealth) what I and my wife work very hard for and give it to someone whom does not want to work harder (or at all) on there own; like Peggy Joseph.

---Nuff Said

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Word Tuesday

  • a. A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue.
  • b. A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot.
2. The number of votes cast in an election or to resolve an issue: a heavy vote in favor of the bill.
3. A group of voters alike in some way: the Black vote; the rural vote.
4. The act or process of voting: took a vote on the issue.
5. The result of an election or referendum.
6. The right to participate as a voter; suffrage.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Monday, November 03, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama II; A class act?

Hell No!
This friggin loser had to come down here to Jacksonville and flip off Senator McCain just to prove to us what kind of a class act he really is. I bet he learned this from the ingrate Bill Ayers or Jesse "Cut his Nuts off" Jackson or maybe that moronic wife of his. That sure is Presidential behavior isn't it.

Here is a picture of him flipping off that racist wife of his.
Maybe it is just a cultural thing?
Are they not the picture of happiness?

Where are the Photo credits?

I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.

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