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


Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Music "Age of Aquarius..." The 5th Dimensions

I decided to keep "Monday Music" in the sixties for this week.  Last week I did Nancy Sinatra "These boots are made for walking".  This week I did this song "Age of Aquarius".  This song and a couple of others pretty much described the 60's to millions of people.  The 60's was a revolution in music and massive social change and upheaval.  We had several prominent people assassinated during this decade from the assassination of J.F.K which scarred the national psyche to the possibilities that might have been.  From the death of M.L.K and finally Robert Kennedy.  Those were the low points, the War in Vietnam was raging all over American television so the people were actually seeing "War" for the first time.  To the high point of the moon landings in 1969 that helped ended the decade that changed America.


"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (commonly called "The Age of Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In") is a medley of two songs written for the 1967 musical Hair by James Rado & Gerome Ragni (lyrics), and Galt MacDermot (music), released as a single by The 5th Dimension. The song peaked at number one for six weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the spring of 1969. The single became the first medley to top the American pop charts and was eventually certified platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.[1]
The song listed at #66 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time."[2]


This song was one of the most popular songs of 1969 worldwide, and in the United States it reached the number one position on both the Billboard Hot 100 (for six weeks in April and May) and the Billboard Adult Contemporaries Chart. It also reached the top of the sales charts in Canada and elsewhere. It was also ranked as the #1 single for 1969.
The recording won both the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group for the Grammy Awards of 1970, after being published on the album The Age of Aquarius by The 5th Dimension, and also being released as aseven-inch vinyl single record.
The lyrics of this song were based on the astrological belief that the world would soon be entering the "Age of Aquarius", an age of love, light, and humanity, unlike the current "Age of Pisces". The exact circumstances for the change are "When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars." This change was presumed to occur at the end of the 20th century; however, majorastrologers differ extremely widely as to when. Their proposed dates range from 2062 to 2680.
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" was ranked thirty-third on the 2004 AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Meet the latest victims of Obamacare............Students!!

Obamacare’s latest victims: college students...

I clipped this of a newspaper article I was reading....The same people that overwhelmingly supported the president.....just got shafted.....is that the sweet smell of "shadenfreude"    Ain't life a bitch...

    I don't mean to sound like I am gloating.....but I guess I am a bit.   We warned that this day was coming...we screamed to the high heavens that this was coming....but the know it all college students overwhelmingly supported President Obama.  Ya know he promised "Hope and change'......."  Now they have to get a job in this obama economy and they are saddled with mounting debt and dim prospects of paying them off in their lifetime.  
     They could hide on their parents insurance.......for a while......anyway....






Obamacare’s latest victims are not women, the poor or even the elderly, but young, healthy and carefree college students.
Students at the University of South Carolina are in for a treat once they find out their schools’ tuition is going to cost them considerably more next year. The surprise will be even harder to assimilate once they learn that the Affordable Care Act is responsible for the increase.
The school claims that a tuition increase rate of 3.2 percent is necessary to help cover for the almost $18 million it needs to come up with to cover for the state-mandated employee pay raises, implementation of Obamacare and retirement benefits.
While the school is blaming the state for imposing the mandates without providing financial assistance first, it is also urging parents and students to understand their situation. The heavy-handed health care regulations and the increasing mandates regarding pay raises destined to employees are driving the tuition costs up and putting the school’s livelihood on the line.
But the University of South Carolina is not the only large employer suffering the consequences of the mandate. Under ACA, large employees are required to offer health coverage to any employee who puts in more than 30 hours of work a week. If employers are not able to meet these requirements, they are forced to pay a $2,000 fine per employee.
In many cases, companies prefer to go for the fine and end up ditching coverage altogether, leaving employees to search for health care insurance independently. This unintended consequence of the law’s employer mandate has been adding further financial burdens to hard-working low- and middle-income Americans.
For USC, the implementation of the ACA’s employer mandate alone will cost $4.5 million during the first six months of 2015, which will eventually turn into a burden only USC students can carry.
With the increasing number of Universities countrywide reporting rising tuitions related to the cost of ObamaCare, what was already a strain for students struggling with the thought of having to deal with student loans for most of their adult lives is turning into their worst nightmare.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Restored MIG-3 flies again *revised*

I had some photo issues...I hope I fixed them.   Sorry Murphy...

One of the sites I have bookmarked is "EnglishRussia"  It is a website that has stuff that you can see in Russia.  It is interesting to see equipment that I have only seen in "Friend or Foe" cards actually see them in color.  I am a staunch American but I would like to travel to Russia and I would like to go to St Petersburg check out all the museums and stuff where Peter the Great hung out.and go to Volgograd(Stalingrad) and check out all the historical stuff. One thing I can say about the Russians, they take their history seriously.
    I ran across this while I was catching up on my blogging and other peoples postings and saw this and really liked it.  Perhaps Murphy would roll with an "Old Mig" instead of a O2-birddog..

  Here is some more stuff on the Mig's:

   
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-3) was a Soviet fighter aircraft used during World War II. It was a development of the MiG-1 by the OKO (opytno-konstruktorskij otdel — Experimental Design Department) of Zavod (Factory) No. 1 to remedy problems that had been found during the MiG-1's development and operations. It replaced the MiG-1 on the production line at Factory No. 1 on 20 December 1940 and was built in large numbers during 1941 before Factory No. 1 was converted to build the Ilyushin Il-2.
On 22 June 1941 at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, some 981 were in service with the VVS, the PVO and Naval Aviation. The MiG-3 was difficult to fly in peacetime and much more so in combat. It had been designed for high-altitude combat but combat over the Eastern Front was generally at lower altitudes where it was inferior to the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 as well as most modern Soviet fighters. It was also pressed into service as a fighter-bomber during the autumn of 1941 but it was equally unsuited for this. Over time the survivors were concentrated in the PVO, where its disadvantages mattered less, the last being withdrawn from service before the end of the war.


Soviet KV-1 Tank just pulled from a river in Russia.
Another one...In a Finnish Museum.

      This article is from them including the pictures and "English is a second language" sentence structure.  I am not criticizing, just an observation.

     Remember how we showed you a WW2 tank that they pulled out of the river? Yes, that was their fifty-fifth operation of pulling large WW2 machinery from the bottom of Russian rivers and lakes. However this is something different – this time another group of enthusiasts have pulled a real WW2 plane out of the lake and fully repaired it so that the plane that you can see in the air in the picture above is a real WW2 plane they recovered.
The group of people went to the no man’s land in distant parts of Russia and pulled the old war plane from the bottom of a lake which didn’t belong to anybody, then restored it investing some of their resources, and ultimately got a free plane!
See how those Red star wings looked when they were freshly recovered from the lake mud. I find it interesting how they pull them out –  they put car tires on the wings and around the body of the plane, then inflate them so that the plane rises up from the bottom. See it here:



This particular plane was found in the Murmansk region, the northern part of which is close to Finland and Norway. Here are those inner car tires on the wings.

As soon as they raised the plane they use pressurized water to remove the lake mud from the body.

They say that the plane starts rusting as soon as it gets into the open air.


So they rush loading it into the truck.

The truck takes the plane to the train station where it is loaded onto the train car and destined to travel a few thousand kilometers to the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. There, in a special factory, the plane is going to be restored and turned into a flight legal machine.

Here, it’s being restored.

And rebuilt. It might take a few months to finish this job!



Everything looks like new! There is a shot of the same cockpit when it was fresh out of the water, you can compare to its new look now.


Finally, putting wings back on the plane.

And getting the plane out to the street for the first time.

After everything is checked and painted plane is ready for its first flight. First time since it was shot down tens of years ago, back in WW2.


Here we go! By the way this is a MiG plane.




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

More Schoolhouse Rock!!

I am behind the power curve.....again.  Seems to be a regular condition.  I want to do more ranting but don't have the time to put it on blogger.  I will try tomorrow perhaps...So I decided to go with"Schoolhouse Rock.  I liked those things when I was a kid and learned a lot from it.

                                       Conjunction Junction.....What is your Function



Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films (and later, videos) that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television network ABC. The topics covered includedgrammarscienceeconomicshistorymathematics, and civics. The series' original run lasted from 1973 to 1985, and was later revived with both old and new episodes airing from 1993 to 1999. Additional episodes were produced as recently as 2009 for direct-to-video release.

Schoolhouse Rock! began as a commercial advertising venture by David McCall, half of the Madison Avenue advertising agency McCaffrey & McCall. The idea came to McCall when he noticed one of his sons, who was having trouble in school remembering the multiplication tables, knew the lyrics to then-current rock songs.
The first song recorded was Three Is a Magic Number, written by Bob Dorough. It tested well, so a children's record was compiled and released. Tom Yohe listened to the first song, and began to doodle pictures to go with the lyrics. He told McCall that the songs would make good animation.
When a print workbook version fell through, McCall's company decided to produce their own animated versions of the songs, which they then sold to ABC (which was already the advertising company's biggest account) based on a demo animation of the original "Three Is A Magic Number" for its Saturday morning lineup. They pitched their idea to Michael Eisner, then vice-president of ABC's children's programming division. Eisner brought longtime Warner Bros. cartoonist/director Chuck Jones to the meeting to also listen to the presentation.
The network's children's programming division had producers of its regular 30- and 60-minute programs cut three minutes out of each of their shows, and sold General Foods on the idea of sponsoring the segments.
The series stayed on the air for 12 years. Later sponsors of the Schoolhouse Rock! segments also included NabiscoKenner ToysKellogg's, and McDonald's. During the early 1970s, Schoolhouse Rock was one of several short-form animated educational shorts that aired on ABC's children's lineup; others included Time for Timer andThe Bod Squad. Of the three, Schoolhouse Rock was the longest-running.
Thirty-seven episodes were recorded and produced between 1972 and 1980. The first season of Schoolhouse Rock, "Multiplication Rock," debuted in 1973 and discussed all of the multiplication tables from two through twelve, with one episode devoted to powers of 10 (My Hero Zero) instead of multiples of ten. This original series was followed in short order by a new series which ran from 1973 to 1975, entitled "Grammar Rock," which discussed nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech (such as conjunctions, explained in "Conjunction Junction").

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"The Scout Law" According to John Wayne



As those that frequent my blog know that I am a scout leader and my son is also a boy scout.  The first thing they learn when a new scout joins the troop is the 12 points of the scout law.  I have told scouts especially when I do any board of review and other things is " If you try to live according to the scout law, you will be an honorable man and you will e respected by your peers.    I have been a "fan" of the Duke since I was a little kid when I saw the "Sands of Iwo Jima".  I later saw a bunch of his western and his "Green Beret" which to me was an iconic war film.  John Wayne was bigger than life and I remembered when he passed away in 1977 A Japanese Newspaper stated "Mr America Passed on."  That pretty much summed it up.  John Wayne was a passionate supporters of the Boy Scouts and was known for his unwavering support of the values of scouting.  This is the decals that I later put on my toolbox at work.



What the Scout Law Means to Me


John Wayne

    A great American, John Wayne, passed away many years ago. One of his last public appearances was at a dinner. He was riddled with cancer and knew he was close to death. The purpose of the dinner was to benefit a land purchase for a Scout Reservation called John Wayne Outpost Camp.

    At this dinner, Wayne recited the Scout Law. Then he did something unusual. He said the twelve points of the Scout Law are "nice words". "Trouble is" he continued, "we learn them so young we sometimes don't get all the understanding that goes with them. I take care of that in my family. As each boy reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break it down for him, with a few things I have picked up in more than half a century since I learned it."

    Then Wayne proceeded to explain the importance of the Scout Law, breaking it down for the guests at the dinner; much like he would have for his grandson.

TRUSTWORTHY
The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look at any man in the eye. Lacking it, he won't look back. Keep this one at the top of your list. LOYAL The very word is life itself; for without loyalty we have no love of person or country HELPFUL Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves; not to mention mankind. Be always full of help -- the dying man's last words. FRIENDLY Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions - and do - but make sure and start with brotherhood. COURTEOUS Allow each person his human dignity; which means a lot more than saying, "Yes, ma'am" and "Thank you, sir." It reflects an attitude that later in life you wish you had honored more... earlier in life. Save yourself that problem. Do it now. KIND This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it's like your bicycle, it's just no good unless you get out and use it. OBEDIENT Starts at home. Practice it in your family. Enlarge it in your friends. Share it with humanity. CHEERFUL Anyone can put on a happy face when the going is good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing. THRIFTY Means a lot more than putting pennies away; and it is the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything. BRAVE You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day's work, and living the best life they know how against the law of odds. Keep the word handy every day of your life. CLEAN Soap and water helps a lot on the outside. But it is the inside that counts, and don't ever forget it. REVERENT Believe in anything that you want to believe in, but keep God at the top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him, you are just biding time.

John Wayne then thanked those at the dinner for putting his name on the outpost camp and said, "I would rather see it here than on all the theater marquees the world over."



Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Music "Nancy Sinatra "These boots are made for walking"

I figured after doing a song last week from the turn of the century, (yeah...2000 Y2K) I would do an older song.  I remembered this song for my Dad would play it a lot and it was very popular with the GI's from Vietnam.  It became part of the lexicon of the time and indelibly linked to the War in Vietnam by popular culture.  Nancy Sinatra would do many USO shows for the troops , and even now she is still involved with rolling thunder and many veteran causes.  She did some anti-war stuff also, but that was part of the culture of the times.  Nancy still supported the troops unlike a lot of her contemporaries and the troops have never forgotten that.  Even now she is a very popular figure and many veterans remember her with great fondness and respect.


"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" is a pop song written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released on February 22, 1966, and hit No. 1 in the United States Billboard Hot 100 and in the UK Singles Chart.
Subsequently, many cover versions of the song have been released in a range of styles: metal, pop, rock, punk rock, country, dance, and industrial. Jessica SimpsonGeri HalliwellJewelOperation Ivy and KMFDM also released covers of the song.

The second single taken from her debut album Boots, and follow-up to the minor hit "So Long, Babe," the song became an instant success. In late February 1966, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a move it replicated in similar charts across the world.
When the single was first released, some thought it had to do with the subway strike in New York.That same year, Sinatra recorded an early music video for the song. It was produced by Color-Sonics, and played on Scopitone video jukeboxes. In 1986, for the song's twentieth anniversary, cable station VH1 played this music video.




     Nancy Sinatra was encouraged by Lee Hazlewood to sing the song as if she were "a sixteen-year-old girl who fucks truck drivers." Sinatra's recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. This session included Hal Blaine on drums, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco, and Billy Strange on guitars, Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton and Lew McCreary on horns, Carol Kaye on electric bass, and Chuck Berghofer on double bass, providing the notable bass line.
According to Carol Kaye, "Arranger Billy Strange believed in using the two basses together. Producer Lee Hazlewood asked Chuck to put a sliding run on the front of the tune. Chuck complied by playing notes about three tones apart (4-6 frets apart), but Lee stopped the take. 'No Chuck, make your sliding notes closer together', and that is what you hear."
According to Al Casey, "Well, Lee and I had been friends forever, and he said, 'I've got this song I'm working on, and I want the guitar to play this.' And he showed me, because there's a little bit more than banging on an 'E-chord', which is what most people do. There's more to it than that. He said, 'I want you to do this on the song,' and he sang the song and played the rhythm guitar lick, and I went 'Oh, that's cute!', little suspecting it was gonna be huge."
Nancy Sinatra would later record one of Don Lanier's songs on her 1969 album NancyNick Bonney was the guitarist for the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.



In 2006, Pitchfork Media selected it as the 114th best song of the 1960s. Critic Tom Breihan described the song as "maybe the finest bitchy kiss-off in pop history".
The song was used in a number of ways related to the Vietnam War:
  • During television news coverage in 1966/67, the song was aired as a soundtrack as the cameras focused on US Infantrymen on patrol during the Vietnam War.
  • In 1966 and 1967 Sinatra traveled to Vietnam to perform for the troops. Many US soldiers adopted the song as their anthem, as shown in Pierre Schoendoerffer's academy award winning documentary The Anderson Platoon (1967).
  • The song's popularity with US Infantrymen in Vietnam was reprised in a scene in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987).
  • Sinatra played herself, re-enacting her 1960s performance of the song in Vietnam, in episode 6 (June 1988) of the television show China Beach.
  • In 2005, Paul Revere & the Raiders recorded a revamped version of the song using Sinatra's original vocal track. It appeared on the CD Ride to the Wall, Vol. 2, with proceeds going to help Vietnam veterans.
  • Variation of title used in dialog for Four for TexasFrank Sinatra's character says "They tell me those boots ain't built for walking" when Dean Martin's character is walking back towards him after trying to get away. At the end of the scene when Dean's character gets the drop on Frank's, he says "And you're right about those boots. They sure ain't made for walking."
Goodyear Tire and Rubber used portions of the song for its 1960s' ad campaign promoting its "wide boots" tires. Nancy Sinatra unsuccessfully sued Goodyear for using the song, claiming that it had violated her publicity rights. In the 1997 film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the Fembots were introduced to the strains of the opening and closing notes of the song.
     

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Execution Method......and cop humor

I got this you tube video from my Dad and after nearly busting a gut watching, I figured I would post it on my blog.

Yes this is satire but it is very funny.  I personally am a fan of electric Bleachers

Also some cop humor....My Dad is a retired cop and he though these were great!

Here is some Police Humor......if you have a good one, send it to me. 

GREAT THINGS OVERHEARD WHILE ON THE BEAT--  
"The handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them 
awhile." 

"Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document." 

"Remember, when you gotta cuff 'em.... nobody is your friend." 
"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired." 

"That says POLICE, not taxi." 

"Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second?" (if you aren't a shooter, that is the 
average speed of a 9mm projectile (slug)). 

"So, you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I 
want on the ticket, huh?" 

"You can't outrun a radio." 

"Yes sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I 
mention that I am the shift supervisor?" 

"Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give 
you another ticket." 

"I'd rather have the gear and not need it than need the gear I don't have." 

"If it's worth stopping, it's worth writing." 

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was 
Mickey Mouse a cat or dog?" 

"Some people are meant to be cops, and some people are meant to call the cops." 

"God made tomorrow for the crooks we don't catch today." 

"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven." 

"Life's tough, it's tougher if you're stupid." 
  
"Bulletproof vests aren't." 

"Law abiding citizens sleep peacefully in their beds, solely because dedicated men and 
women stand ready to do violence in their behalf." 

"In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC." 

"In God we trust, all others are suspects." 

"Just how big were those two beers?" 
"Uh....yes, Chief, it only appeared as if I wasn't paying attention to your speech. Actually, 
you inspired me to meditate on the mission statement and envision a new 
paradigm." 

"No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed 
to write as many tickets as we want." 

"Law enforcement is not a spectator sport." 

"I know, I know, your kid is an honor student at the juvenile detention center." 

"I'm glad to hear the chief of police is a good, personal friend of yours. At least you know 
someone who can post your bail." 

"You might beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride." 

"We don't hire cops in this department, we hire common sense and make cops from it." 

"I don't believe they should use the electric chair, they need to use electric bleachers." 

"Handcuffs aren't designed for comfort." 

"Your arrest. You catch 'em, you clean 'em." 

  He also sent me this tee-shirt







Saturday, June 21, 2014

Off the wall question to my fellow bloggers

I had thought about advertising for my favorite gunparts vendor, Their parts are very reasonable, and their customer service is excellent.  I am thinking about having an ad button set up on my site...When I inquired, they needed my SSN so they can 1099 me at the end of the year..To those bloggers that have ad buttons is this normal?   Also I in the past have kept my "blog life and "real life" separate.  This is mixing the two and I wouldn't mind the extra coins as little as they would be.  But I have a certain anonymity and I do like it.  partly because as I have stated in the past, my employer is risk adverse and would probably fire me if some liberal that I offended called them up and complained because I hurt their feelings.   I have almost talked myself out of it but I wanted to ask the rest of y'all that question.

    I thank you for your time

    Respectfully

    "MrG"

     What prompted the question was that I had gotten a few AR parts for Fathers Day and I drug out of my parts bin the original barrel, upper receiver and hand-guards of my AR.  I had ordered a new gas tube, hand-guard release and barrel spring for my barrel.  So I took a few minutes to configure the old parts.  Then I drug out the AR and put the old receiver and barrel on.  The rifle looked very different.   I hope the wife don't mind my using her kitchen countertop for this;)

      This is what the rifle looked like with the "old stuff "on it:  The rifle hasn't seen this configuration since 1992

The Old triangular Flash Suppressor:
The side sling adapter I picked up for it:
  After taking some pics, I then returned the rifle to its now normal configuration:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Integrity...? Democrats.....Not a Chance.

This post has been rattling in my head for several days but kinda like a zit, it hasn't been able to erupt until now.......Nice analogy right...?
   


We have been treated to the spectacle of the I.R.S. telling congress that " The Dog ate the Emails"....Any IT guy unless they are a shameless political hack would have thrown the *Bullshit* flag on that one.  Emails are forever, things are always backed up.  You are talking about an organization that has the ability to go back 40 years on a taxpayer then assess penalties for "past debt" owed to the government.  Far fetched...?  Not really this happened to a older women in Texas who's mom drew benefits back when she was a child.  Now the IRS wants to get reimbursed.  There was a code for "past due" amounts written into the 2012 tax code I believe for past due amounts...and the government just happened to "find" this paperwork  that was generated over 40 years ago by her mom.  People were pissed because there is a principle of American jurisprudence that the child is not to be liable for the debts of the parents, something about serfs and indentured servants.   One of the many gripes we had with the crown of England back in the 18 century.   Now the government can go after you for debt that your parents accrued...not you...but you are on the hook for it.  Last I heard, she was still fighting with the IRS to get her tax refund and prevent future garnishment.

     Back to my original point.....( Ohhh a shiny!!!)...The idea of using the organs of government against ones political enemy also goes against the American system.  The government employees since the late 19th century have been protected and difficult to fire due to political influences.  Basically the government employees don't have to toady up to a political candidate or party to ensure their job.  This is what makes this more egregious because of this little fact.   They CHOOSE to help one party over another...This is ideological only...Their oath of office to treat everybody "fairly" was thrown into the gutter based on an ideological belief.  
     This brings me to a second point, I have commented on a few other blogs that the democrats are pure ideological animals...It is party above all.  The average democrat has a hierarchy of needs or beliefs,  Above all is the Democratic Party, this supersedes their oath to the country.  If it is harmful for the country...but advantageous to their party based on ideology..well guess what...it sucks for the U.S.A.  Second is themselves, if it is good for their party and good for themselves.....Great!  They will be all over it like ants on a picnic.   Next is Country, if it benefits the higher 2 "needs" and well it also benefits the country....Great, they can brag about it when they run for reelection.  And finally it is God.  To a democrat, "God" is last....Remember the 2012 democratic convention..they removed "God" from their platform and only due to political trickery it was reinstated.(Bad P.R you know...)


        To the average Democrat, Party trumps all.   President Obama has committed many "impeachable" crimes in his time in office but since he is the standard bearer of their party, they will cover for him no matter what he does....Remember to a democrat, Party is above all else.   Integrity is just one of those old values that no longer have any meaning, the party must prosper.  I remember in my research in the early 70's when Nixon got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, the republicans values their oath of office over their loyalty to Nixon and the impeachment proceedings started up in the congress, and the GOP basically told Nixon, "You are screwed" and after losing the support of his party, he resigned rather than take his chances with an impeachment hearing.   Can you imagine the screaming if the situation is reversed?   

        We have the Democrats stonewalling the hearings because it might make their messiah look bad since the I.R.S is part of the executive branch and President Obama and the Democrats might get some blowback for using the organs of the state against his and their opponents.  This is what is done in 3rd world banana republics....The opposition party is harassed, their members are routinely jailed and beaten and in more extreme cases, killed.  I still remember the picture of the Opposition Party Guillermo Endara being beaten by members of the "dignity battalion" a supporter of General Noriega.



  And I mention the 2012 elections where members of the SIEU a government union and a huge supporter of President Obama would attack and beat members of the "TEA party" and harass others at townhall events.  The Democrats would try to stack the townhall with their  SIEU supporters to prevent any body else who would show up to criticize their support of Obamacare.  
        This thuggish behavior is excused by the democrats, they are happy with this because it benefits"Their Guy".  What they don't realize is that this also can be used AGAINST them.   This is my issue with this,   It is an integrity issue, back in the 1970 members of the president's party was willing to hold their oath of office as sacrosanct, but today it is totally venal, whatever feels good for "the Now".  Who cares for the future.....






      

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another take on the Iraqi mess.....


I have been real busy and until I get a tablet to put my various brain squeezing into a tangible form and post it like a squared away blogger does rather than wait until I get home then try to remember a salient point I had though of 4 hours prior.   Perhaps one day....  But anyway I ripped this off from GOC "Grouchy Old Cripple."  

The France Of The Middle East

Iraq has officially become the France of the Middle East. Why do I say that? Two reasons.
Reason Number one. We spent blood and money to liberate Iraq from a bloody dictator. You would think they would show some gratitude by signing oil contracts with American companies. Instead, they turned to China, thus displaying the gratitude the French had for us after we kicked Hitler out of their country.
Reason number two. The Iraqi Army. Didja see them displaying French military strategy? They dropped their weapons, tore off their uniforms, and fled like French pussies. It’s telling that they wore civilian clothes under their uniforms so they would be able to run away and blend in with the crowds. Their cowardice was premeditated, just like French cowardice.
Al-Maliki, who wanted us to leave Iraq, is now begging us to return. Sorry dude. That ship has sailed. You wouldn’t clamp down on Monkey Boy and you wouldn’t sign a status of forces agreement with us. You’re getting just what you deserve. This is what your ingratitude has earned you. Go to China for help since you got so friendly with them and you’re selling them your oil.
So oil prices are going up. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that Keystone Pipeline that Obungler has refused to build? Wouldn’t it be nice if the Dimocrats had allowed us to drill in ANWR? Wouldn’t it be nice if the oil companies could drill on federal land, sumpin’ Obumbler has been against for the last six years? Howza ’bout drilling in the Gulf, another thing Oblunder has been against? Isn’t it great that we have had the fracking boom, sumpin’ the enviro-tards and Dimocrats have been against?
So, as you gas up your cars the next few months and see gas prices rise look in the mirror. If you voted for Oblamebush, you are part of the problem.
Isn’t it amazing how just about every foreign policy decision Oboner has made has been wrong, Libya was doing just fine until the French (the French?) wanted to overthrow Qadaffy. Qadaffy was nowhere near the brutal dictator Saddam was and the French were against that war. Qadaffy had given up his WMD programs after he saw Saddam pulled out of that little hole in the ground. He was neutered. But Obeavis “led from behind” and allowed the French to turn Libya into the anarchy it is today. An American ambassador even lost his life due to the incompetence of Obutthead and Thunder Rodent Thighs. I don’t really care about the ambassador since he was an Obeauzeau supporter and got what he deserved for trusting him and TRT. It’s the three other Americans I’m pissed about.
Remember Obambi and Plugs telling us over and over that al Qaeda was “on the run”? It sure is. It’s running at full speed toward Baghdad. Yet another foreign policy “success” for this incompetent dickhead. Thanks Obongo voters for inflicting this incompetent asshole on us.
We’re doomed!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Music "Its my Life...." Bon Jovi

This song hit around 2000, I was working at Ford at the Assembly Plant, I was doing a job that I didn't like, Most of the jobs I could run "pretty good" I was a utility which means to maintain my classification, I had to run 7 different jobs.  I one time counted them, I could run 84 different jobs on the assembly line.  Most of the jobs in the body shop, I can run along with some of the jobs in "Trim" which was where the interior of the car came from.  But this job which was the "Steering column build up job really whipped my butt."  This job should have been run by 2 different people but Atlanta being Atlanta, ran with less.  It was the Assembly Plant trademark.   But this song would play a lot on the boombox that somebody had brought to the line and I associate music where I was where I first heard of the song.......Yeah it is strange....but that is me.  So when ever I hear of this song, and it is a good song,  It almost had a "Boy band" quality but it was a better quality music.  I still associate it with me damm near killing myself running the steering column buildup job. 

"It's My Life" is Bon Jovi's first single from the album Crush. It was released on May 23, 2000. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Max Martin. The song was hit #1 across several countries (although it only reached #33 in the US). However, it has the distinction of making Bon Jovi the only band once classified as 1980s hair metal to reach the top 40 in the 2000s, a testament to how the song managed to introduce the band to a new, younger fanbase. The song is arguably their most well known post-1980s hit single and it has been performed live at almost all shows since its release.
  
The song has many classic Bon Jovi features, such as Sambora's use of the talk box, and a line in the second verse "For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down" refers to Tommy and Gina, a fictional working class couple that Bon Jovi and Sambora first wrote about in their 1986 hit "Livin' on a Prayer".
"It's My Life" is also notable for its line referencing fellow New Jerseyan Frank Sinatra: "My heart is like an open highway / Like Frankie said / I did it 'My Way'." Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora apparently had a disagreement over those lines, with Bon Jovi recalling:
I had just come home from making U-571 and I said "Sinatra made 16 movies and toured 'til he was 80. This is my role model". He [Sambora] said, "You can't write that damn lyric. Nobody cares about Frank Sinatra but you." And I wrote it anyway.


The song became an anthem that appealed to many fans. As Jon Bon Jovi later stated:
When I was writing "It's My Life", I thought I was writing very self-indulgently about my own life and where I was in it. I didn't realize that the phrase "It's My Life" would be taken as being about everyone--by teenagers, by older guys, mechanics, whatever. "It's my life, and I'm taking control". Everyone kind of feels that way from time to time.

The music video was directed by Wayne Isham. Will Estes (as Tommy) and Shiri Appleby (as Gina) are the two main characters (as it says in the lyrics "for Tommy and Gina, who never back down"). At the beginning, Tommy is watching a video of a Bon Jovi concert on his computer when Tommy's mother ordered him to take out the trash and suddenly Gina calls, and during the whole video, Tommy starts running down to his apartment and obediently takes out the trash and starts runs through the streets of Los Angeles up to the concert, getting chased by dogs, running a marathon, posing for pictures, and jackknifing a truck. The video was inspired by the movie Run Lola Run. Jon Bon Jovi met Will Estes on the set of U-571 and chose him to be in the video. The music video features the 2nd Street Tunnel as one of the main settings.