Webster

The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day 2016



I just wanted to take a moment to pause and remember what Memorial Day is really about.
It’s about the 625,000 Americans killed in the Civil War.
The 116,000 Americans killed in WWI.
The 405,000 Americans killed in WWII.
The 36,000 Americans killed in the Korean War.
The 58,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War.
The 2,300 Americans killed in the Afghanistan War.
The 4,500 Americans killed in the Iraq war.
And all the Americans killed in other wars.

Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
And thank you for being willing to die for your country.


    I remembered something that was told to me a long time ago back in the mist of time,  Memorial Day honors those that had their *check cashed by Uncle Sam and paid the full measure.
     Veterans Day honors those that served and still are alive.
   Armed Forces Day honors those still serving.

    *A Veteran is a person that has given a black check to Uncle Sam where payment can include your health or life if needed.

     

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some pithy comments..

 First off, I finished reading Peters's book and it is a real good read.  I was very impressed by the initial effort.  I used to read westerns but haven't read any in a long time.  
 

Here is the Link for your copy.  Check it out.

The kerfluffle over the bathroom is getting rediculous, we are having any fringe group related to the LGBT outrage machine going for their pound of flesh and their time in the sun as the latest cause for the movement. 
There has been so much drama spun by this non issue and the Obama White House added to it by threatening schools with losing federal dollars unless they comply with the latest cause championed by the LGBT lobby.   It makes me wonder what they are distracting us from.
     And speaking of our "Dear Leader", he is making the latest apology tour through the far east,
   With an added bonus, a sitting President on foreign soil, lambast the opponent party presidential nominee that "people are rattled."   Really...?    Talk about throwing tradition down the drain.  You don't speak ill of Amercans especially in a foreign country......that is tacky to the extreme.  If a GOP president did that, I would feel the same.  it is called decorum.  President Obama is foremost a politician and a community organizer, the only thing he can do is read off lines from a teleprompter.
     And speaking of politics......The Donald got the GOP nomination.
  For better or worse, he is the nominee.  I will vote for him over the butcher of Bengazi, The presumed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton,   The fix was in for her coronation but "The Bernie" is making things hard for her.
  The democratic primary is getting real feisty, the powers that be was expecting a smooth election process where the rank and file democrats would fall in line behind the presumed candidate...you know her as the "smartest Women in the world"

    Well the Democratic National Committee isn't taking the challenge of "Feel the Bern" laying down, they are trying to derail Sanders run at the nomination. 
   And the funny thing is that because of the establishment pushing their presumed candidate on the rank and file democrats, rank and file democrats seeing that the fix is in and that the establishment democrat groups are falling in line are bucking the trend, they are causing "Quite a ruckus" to use an old southernism.
  I will post more later this week.
     

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday Music.."Sirius" by the Alan Parson's Project

I apologize for the lack of stuff that I posted the past 2 weeks, normally I don't let soo much time go between postings,  If I get a lot of "dead" time on the blog, people will think that this blog is no longer active.  If I ever get to that point, I will make the announcement, there will be no "fading away".  I have no plans on hanging up the blog anytime soon.

     My Blog buddy Peter released his first Western, So far it is a real good read, I miss westerns, I used to read them when I was growing up, one of the things that I liked about them was the "good guys win", and the protagonist was of upstanding character that exemplifies the positive characteristics of a traditional American.  Especially now with all the candyasses running around the universities wanting their "safe place".     I digress, Please check out the book and you will not be disappointed. 

   We went and saw my brother and Dad in Columbus at the Red Robin (Yum), and it was a good visit
  My Dad is retired, but he did 20 years in the Army as a CID Chief Warrant Officer, then ran his own business for about 10 years, then he was a fraud investigator, and then went police and eventually became a Chief then retired.   My Brother was in the Army 29 years retired as a Chief Warrant Officer flying OH-58's and MI-17's helicopters.  Now he is a contractor overseas.  My family is strong with Military service, and that is a good thing, it makes us appreciate being a citizen of the republic.

       I heard this song playing and I pulled my "Shazam" app and recorded this song.  I kept hearing it but I never knew who sang it and the name.  Well I found out,    it was the Alan Parsons project. I have had another of their songs on my "Monday Music".  The song was "Don't answer me."   But this song "Sirius" was popular in sporting events and other venue's.


The album contains the instrumental piece "Sirius", which has become a staple of many big-time college and professional sporting arenas throughout North America. It is best known for its use by the Chicago Bulls to introduce its starting line-up (including Michael Jordan) during its championship years of the 1990s and continued to the present. It was even the opening number of the documentary Michael Jordan to the Max. It is also used as the soundtrack for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team tunnel walk before every home game. It was also used by the New Orleans Saints as their entrance music for Super Bowl XLIV. The Kansas City Chiefs also used it during kickoffs during the Marty Schottenheimer era.
During the mid-1980s, it was also used as the ring entrance theme for Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat by the World Wrestling Federation. However, to avoid paying royalties, WWE has edited out Steamboat's entrances with the track or overdubbed them with a homegrown theme from his 1991 run in the WWF.
France's tennis team used the song as their entrance theme for the 2014 Davis Cup final against Switzerland.
"Sirius" is played during the climactic scene of the Godfrey Ho film "American Commando 3: Savage Temptation".
"Sirius" is played in the 8th-season episode of Frasier, Hooping Cranes, during a sequence where Niles Crane shoots and scores from half-way on a basketball court in KeyArena.
"Sirius" segues into "Eye in the Sky". The former is always followed by the latter on airplay, though not always in live performances – at the World Liberty Concert "Sirius" was played as the introduction to "Breakaway" (Try Anything Once) with Candy Dulfer on saxophone.
In recent years, the song has been used on the trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, at Euro 2012, features on the soundtracks to NBA 2K11 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as a Nissan Altima TV advertisement.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

what has transpired this week

I had some health issues crop up the past few weeks and it had me really concerned.   I was getting chest pain and loss of energy at work.  I had another issue at the end of the Order of the Arrow event that I was working.  At camp they were teaching wilderness First aid and I asked the Dr teaching the course to check my blood pressure.  The Dr is a flight surgeon with F.A.A, she listened to my heartbeat for several minutes and commented that I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat.  I remembered my dad going in for a heart scan and being told that he had 5 blockages and if he had a heart attack, he would be D.R.T.  Well as people whom know me in meatspace know that I am real heavy, I carry it well and I am in good shape, especially for being as large as I am.  I had already scheduled an appointment with the heart people to make sure that I was "ok" before I start ramping up my activities.  Last thing I want to do is stroke out on a treadmill.....You can't go to Valhalla that way, the other vikings will mock you.  I have had concerns about the health issues.    I went to the Dr Monday morning  about the pain and they wanted to admit me to the hospital for 24 hours to run tests and I refused...Remember I work at night and I wanted to go home to sleep.  I told the Dr I have 3 reasons why I don't want to go to the hospital...crappy food, crappy bed and I would be disturbed all the time."  The Dr agreed and then had me hooked up to a 24 hour heart monitor which was uncomfortable.  I then returned the items on Tuesday.  I had a stress test, echo and nuclear test scheduled on Wednesday.  Well I finished the test Wednesday afternoon.  I then had a Dr appointment today to hear the results.  I was of 2 minds, part of me wanted him to find something to explain the pain and other issues, part of me hoped that it was in my mind and that I am OK.  Well the results are as follows......According to the test, my heart is in real good shape, it works as it should, there was no blockages shown, the blood flows as it should.   I was told that I need to slack off the caffeine.  I tend to have more problems on Sunday night when I am trying to roll back to my work schedule so I drink a lot of coffee.   Dang...the stuff I gotta do.

      On a different note during all this, I had planned to meet Jim and Mac at the original ChicFila in Hapeville....the Chicfila that started it all.  Jim is know as the author, traveler of renown, and tellers of good tales and he is good people.  Mac who is a good friend of mine who is a frequent commenter on Jims blog and on mine, I shoot at Mac's place a lot, I find it relaxing..Recoil therapy is a good thing.  It was a good lunch, with good friends and nobody can ask for anything more.  This is one of the benefits of my having my little corner of the internet, I meet and associate with people that I would never meet otherwise, I consider myself fortunate in this regard. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

lot going on...

I have a lot going on and I will be late in posting "Monday Music".  I will explain what is going on after Thursday.

    A few pics from my stash...:)







Thursday, May 12, 2016

Zombie Rights activist and other musings..


    A pithy comment on the latest rage of activism.   This picture is tongue in cheek but there is truth in it.  I will shamelessly throw my friend *Shelldude* under the bus.  Back in the 90's he had made some comment about the nascent P.C movement that was starting, his comment was made about the "When a nation has the leisure time to endlessly gaze at their navel and pick out the lint, this bodes ill for the society.  We as a society have too much time since we as a nation don't have to fight to survive, people have too much time on their hands."     I have seen all this activism stuff going on and I am dismayed, they are destroying the fabric of this country with their petty demands in the name of "social justice", that vague term that can be changed depending on the speaker and the cause.   We are creating a generation of candy-asses on account of this.  People are entering the workplace that have no coping skills with adversity.  The rest of the world will eat their lunch and our lunch as a society.
 A week ago, there was a picture published from West Point where a bunch of black women posed with the "black lives matter" upraised fist salute.  This disturbed me greatly, I know according to UCMJ* when you are in uniform, you abstain from political issues.  The regs are quite clear on this..
Well the Army investigated and they basically excused the behavior.....especially after the Obama White-house released a tweet supporting the women's behavior.   This dismayed me, the military by design is apolitical.  The founding fathers insisted it, they wanted the military to support the constitution, not whom occupied the White-house.  If the politicization continues...we are closer to the age of a strongman or a banana republic.

   *Uniform Code of Military Justice

I ran across this from "Alternative Right."

by Buffalo Jenkins
As a matter of anthropological study, I have compiled a brief summary of the types of white leftists one generally encounters today. While many other types may exist, I believe they can largely be described as versions or admixtures of these basic types.

In physical characteristics these types differ, however they tend to share certain bovine facial expressions, an earnest vapidity about the eyes. They are quick to anger (triggered) and generally unable to cope with truths that are socially awkward. I have tried to list them in order of danger, from least to greatest, with my choice of the seemingly banal 'incidental Marxist' as most dangerous due to his prevalence, and being largely unaware he is espousing Marxist ideas at all.

The categories are:


These are frail urban males who have trained themselves to think like women. Identifiable by thin limbs (and tight trousers), pot bellies, downy beards, checkered shirts and wool hats. Physically and mentally weak, they follow and support insane but attractive young women in every branch of leftism in the vain and fruitless hopes of bedding (or even just impressing) them. Failed creatures from start to finish, often the product of a single mother upbringing, there is some faint hope a few will grow out of this phase in adulthood.



A direct result of modernist miseducation, as a group they are often a lethal combination of naivety, wild emotions, faux-rebelliousness against exceedingly “safe” targets (i.e. racists, sexists, homophobes, et al), bad taste, and endless pecking-order envy. Superficial right to their extremely cute cores, they are a force in this modern world well beyond what nature intended – empowered by our militant non-judgementalism and fired up against any opinion that sounds adroit or masculine. They are often seen mugging a 'perfect victim face' on youtube videos where they have invented a new way to blame society for some everyday commonplace grievance.


These are bland and unoriginal individuals, simply ‘going with the flow’ of conformist thought and pop culture trends. Easily angered, confused by ideas that don't have manifest social impact, they tend to be obsessed with trivialities, status, and materialism. Guilty not of leftist idealism so much as a simple lack of imagination, conformists will adapt to any societal model, providing it is culturally ascendant and expresses perceived majority opinion. There are a shocking number of people in this sad but not hopeless category.


Often older, hippyish gentlemen who nonetheless actually possess a solid work ethic, they tend to be potentially worthwhile individuals. Their main character flaw, however, is that they are completely obsessed with class envy at every level of their lives. Hatred of anything that strikes them as 'hoity toity' or 'silver spoonish' drives them to leftist extremes, often with endless talk of 'the people' and what has or hasn't been done in their name. 'Snooty' high culture, signs of wealth or prosperity in general, and anything that suggests the realities of 'inequality' will drive them into ever increasing rages. Sometimes they can drift into the antifa category, sometimes into a victim-oriented welfare class. They tend to like folk music and will often be physically involved in community activism, such as building shelters for Calais jungle migrants or volunteering at methodone clinics. Overall they are high trust, morally sound people who are simply misguided or consumed by embitterment against their social betters. Ironically, they are the most likely to be absolute tyrants should they for any reason make their way up the social ladder to positions of actual power.


These pseudo-intellectualist kids who get hopping mad on social media about ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘transphobia’ and other innanities, then join an allowed campus echo chamber of fellow victim-goats bleating angrily about inequality. Very close to antifa, though specifically communist and not broadly anarchist. They tend to be sober dressers, mildly overweight white guys or mulatto women with dreadlocks and trendy glasses.


Not all homosexuals are leftists, but those that are tend to be extreme social justice warriors who's working framework of the world is one of joining a victim group to work against 'oppression.' Male homosexuals are often devoutly debauched, while lesbians are less into sex. Homosexuals who are also equal parts 'college communists' and 'feminists,' can be seen encouraging certain suicidal leftisms that will result in the destruction of their chosen identity group, such as mass immigration of Islamic militants.

Many homosexuals today I believe are in it as a 'lifestyle choice' and not due to childhood molestation or hormone imbalance as might be classically the case, and as with other forms of leftism they may find themselves stuck on this track due to emotional investment. It's not an easy course to renege on. This emotional investment then seems an invaluable loss, which forces a further retreat from reality as life experience affects their subconscious with suggestions that the whole 'sexual revolution' and attention-seeking oppressed identity group joining was really a bit of juvenile hysteria. But oops, too late, now you're married to another woman/man!


This pack of Trotskyite punk rockers is invariably composed of youthful anarchists who are angry at the world, probably due to experiences with broken homes, impoverished single parent upbringings, bullying or other youthful trauma, all of which has resulted in a generalized rage that they target at civilization itself. Usually sexually ambiguous, often undistinguishable from street urchins, they are undoubtedly by and large from ethnically white enclaves without any mature understanding of the realities of race or gender. Rarely older than thirty five and physically dangerous, they are the blunt weapon of the left, spiteful ignorance forged into a sword.


An extension of the ‘young girls’ category, frozen in a state of immaturity. Now officially in the outhouse of history, feminists today are among the most genuinely insane bizarros ever to walk the face of the earth. Reacting with extreme anger to literally anything they don't understand, or that may broadly be perceived as 'hateful,' they are like an indulged perpetual baby of irrationality and vitriol. The only known cure for women who traipse down this garden path is a radical re-education, sudden and extreme life trauma, or in some cases having children. One of the largest and most mortally terrifying groups on the list, feminism will prove to have a relatively short enough overall lifespan, as it can only last until an actual and alien patriarchy takes over from the weak, childless, and irrational societal void they create.


This final group are people of both genders (mostly male, the female of this group can also be feminists) whose actions and lives are wholly Cultural Marxist without their being aware of it. They are in some ways a mild-seeming combination of all the above, but moreso the conformist and the beta leftist. They are typified in somebody who gets easily scared by outsider views, and has a strong tendency to cuck themselves with social signaling in weak attempts at impressing their victim-overlords.

Incidental Marxists can seem outwardly intelligent or book-smart, but tend to have the bad taste of the conformist. Usually found working in white-collar jobs, and engaging in idiotic businessspeak. Meaningful culture or history is understood superficially, as something outside their own lives and thereby unreal. They are extremely worried about 'the fascists' and 'the white supremacists' and tend to live a dream where it is permanently 1995 and you can still blame white men for everything bad without any real-world repercussions. Any evidence that 1995 ended 21 years ago is quickly disregarded as right wing propaganda. A great amount of liberal news outlets directly cater to people wanting to maintain this particular illusion.

These Incidental Marxists may have children, but they will never take as much pride in their kids as will in their superficial friendships with minorities and gay couples. Anybody who expresses views to the right of them they equate as American born-again Baptists who want to teach creationism in schools, and no amount of arguing will convince them otherwise.

There may be some very definite types I have not categorized; if so, I would be pleased to hear of what they might be. Where possible, attempts should be made to save these creatures from a lifetime of self-hate and bring them around to correct thinking. Success rates are currently low, but rising.

The election continues with The Donald having a lock on the GOP side, here is something that is making the rounds on Facebook...

   The media attacks have already started as have the surrogote Hillary minions like Indian wanna be Warren and others have started their attacks.   On the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders continue to confound the establishment Democratic party

 I will not vote for Bernie, but I respect him.  You know what you are going to get with Bernie...One of the things that Hillary gets hammered on is her ethics....or lack therof..

   There is a difference of opinion on what will happen to Hillary.....

From the Democrats...
From the Republican side..
Personally I don't see it,  I saw on drudge where she got $75000 from employees from the D.O.J.  None of the other candidates came even close combined.  Even if the F.B.I recommends prosecution, the Justice dept will probably decline to prosecute.  Obama has been successful in politicizing the Justice Dept.  Nothing like the people seeing how corrupt the system is and the fix is on.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Music "Junkfood Junkie" and other Ronco favorites

I had this song playing on my MP3 player, I have this song, along with "Please Mr Custer, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah and Snoopy and the Red Baron.   I still have the actual records this came off of
I still have this one and a bunch of other "Ronco Records",  I haven't played them in years, because I have them in digital.  One day I will traumatize the kid and break out the records:).  I haven't seen any funny songs released anymore, now all music has to have a message, no more humor I guess.  These songs came from the 60's and 70's, back then we had a sense of humor....now people have thin skins, what does this say about our society.  Well back to the music, I remembered playing these songs and many others over and over again on my little plastic record player until I actually got a decent stereo. 
      Even now if I break out in a lyric, people from my age group and older will sing along...Man what the kids nowadays miss out on. 

"Junk Food Junkie" is a 1976 novelty song by Larry Groce. It spent 15 weeks on the U.S. charts, reaching # 9 on the Billboard Top 100. It was Groce's only song to chart.
The song tells the story of a man leading a double life: during the day he boasts of his natural diet lifestyle, however, at night, he indulges in his secret addiction to junk food. The song is currently released on K-tel International.
"Junk Food Junkie" reached # 48 in Canada.

"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" is a Grammy Award-winning novelty song by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch, based on letters of complaint Allan received from his son Robert while Robert attended Camp Champlain in Westport, New York. The song is a parody that complains about the fictional "Camp Granada" and is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours". The name derives from the first lines:
Hello Muddah,
Hello Fadduh.
Here I am at
Camp Granada.
Camp is very
entertaining.
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining
.
The lyrics go on to describe unpleasant, dangerous, and tragic developments, such as fellow campers going missing or contracting deadly illnesses. He asks how his "precious little brother" is doing, and begs to be taken home, afraid of being left out in the forest and fearing getting eaten by a bear, promising to behave, and even letting his aunt Bertha hug and kiss him. At the end, he notes that the rain has stopped and fun activities have begun (such as swimming, sailing, and baseball), and asks his parents to "kindly disregard this letter".
After the song scored #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list for three weeks beginning August 24, 1963, Sherman wrote a new 'back at Camp Granada' version, "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!", for a May 27, 1964, performance on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Sherman wrote a third version for, and acted in, a 1965 TV commercial for a board game about Camp Granada, a "real rotten camp".


The song won a 1964 Grammy Award for comedy. The song was played often on the Dr. Demento Show and is featured on the Rhino Records compilation album, Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection.
Variations of the song include translations in Swedish ("Brev från kolonien" by Cornelis Vreeswijk), Finnish ("Terve mutsi, terve fatsi, tässä teidän ihmelapsi") and Norwegian ("Brev fra leier'n" by Birgit Strøm). The Finnish version is included in the Finnish Boy Scouts' songbook. The Swedish version notably does not revolve around the camper hating the camp, but is about the kids running roughshod over it and having run off all the counselors, one of whom has committed suicide after they let a snake into the mess hall, and the organizer of the camp being arrested by police after the kids start a forest fire. The song begins with the boy writing the letter asking his parents to send more money, as he's lost all his pocket money playing dice with the other campers. The song then ends with the boy having to wrap up the letter as he is about to join the others in burning down the neighboring camp lodge.

"Mr. Custer" is a march novelty song, sung by Larry Verne, and written by Al DeLory, Fred Darian, and Joseph Van Winkle. It was a number-one song in the United States in 1960, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the issue dated October 10, 1960, and remained there for one week. It is a comical song about a soldier's plea to Custer before the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn against the Sioux, which he did not want to fight. 


"Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" was inspired by the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz, which featured a recurring storyline of Snoopy imagining himself in the role of a World War I airman fighting the Red Baron. The song was released approximately one year after the first comic strip featuring Snoopy fighting the Red Baron appeared on Sunday October 10, 1965. Schulz and United Features Syndicate sued the Royal Guardsmen for using the name Snoopy without permission or an advertising license. (The Guardsmen, meanwhile, hedged their bets by recording an alternative version of the song, called "Squeaky vs. the Black Knight"; some copies of this version were issued by Laurie Records in Canada.) UFS won the suit, the penalty being that all publishing revenues from the song would go to them. Schulz did allow the group to write more Snoopy songs.
The song begins with a background commentary in faux German: "Achtung! Jetzt wir singen zusammen die Geschichte über den Schweinköpfigen Hund und den lieben Red Baron," which is a purposeful mistranslation of the English: "Attention! We will now sing together the story of that pig-headed dog Snoopy and the beloved Red Baron" and features the sound of a German sergeant ("eins, zwei, drei, vier" after the first verse), and an American sergeant (after the second verse) counting off in 4s; a fighter plane; machine guns; and a plane in a tailspin (at the end of the last verse). The song (1.46-1.54) quotes the instrumental chords from The McCoys' version of "Hang On Sloopy". In the original recording of "Snoopy", the lyrics "Hang on Snoopy, Snoopy hang on" were sung at this point. This led to some initial speculation that the Guardsmen were the McCoys under a different name. Prior to release, these lyrics were removed to prevent copyright issues.