28 January 2009

Can someone answer this for me

I'm confused .. how can 2 million blacks get into Washington DC in sub zero temps in 1 day when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans at 85 degrees with four days notice.

23 January 2009

I'm Back

I had the wonderful experience of going to Indianapolis Indiana for two days of ass time training. I am all for training, but i am totally against sending a West Texas boy to Indianapolis when it is -5 degrees out side. I damn near froze to death.

As i was flying out of Midland International Airport i was on AA so we flew a crop duster turbo prop with duct tape on the wing to Dallas TX. In Dallas we switched to a large body aircraft which didn't have anymore room than the damn crop duster. Naturally i get stuck next to the person who has no concept of personal hygiene or the talker who will not shut the fuck up. This trip i get the talker.

The pilot said we were somewhere over Arkansas and this guy hadn't shut the hell up. Finally he looked at me and asked where i was going, i replied

"The same damn place your going, Duh"

"No, why are you going to Indianapolis?"

"To get my kids. I just got released this morning from the Federal Pen in Dallas and that cunt thinks she can keep my kids from me. Her day is fixin to get fucking ruined"

Apparently the thought of sitting next to a paroled convict didn't appeal to him. He actually squirmed a little closer to the window and decided he didn't want to talk to me but curiosity got the better of him, and so he asked...

"So what did you do to go to prison?"

I replied " What i did has nothing to do with what i was convicted of. If you must know, it was murder 1. I seem to have a real problem with people who annoy me."

You could see the blood drain from his face. It was all i could do to not laugh. I had to look away so i decided to have a little fun so i lean over real close to him and kinda whisper:

"Don't worry, the shrink said if i stay on my medication, the mood swings should stay in check. The problem is that it is time to take my pill but i can't do it dry. I need a coke or something but the gotdamn flight bitches won't come around and i refuse to deal with that faggot attendant. I can't stand faggots and this waiting shit is starting to drive me fucking nuts!"

That nice man excused himself and went and got me a coke free of charge. I faked taking a pill and reclined my chair back. He never said another word on the rest of the flight.

Sometimes i crack myself up.

16 January 2009


Dear Sir, I am in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this. How is it that Radio Shack has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a t.v. cable from them back in 1997, and yet, the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date.For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand? My birth date you have on my social security card, and it is on all the income tax forms I have filed for the past 30 years. It is on my health insurance card, my driver's license, on the last eight goddamn passports I have had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I have had to fill out before being allowed off the planes over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms that are done at election times.Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is Maryanne, my father's name is Robert and I would be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!

I apologize, I am really pissed off this morning. Between you and me, I've had enough of this bullshit! You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my fucking address. What is going on? You have a gang of Neanderthal assholes working there! Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my ass on a sandy beach. And would someone please tell me, why would you give a shit whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, I would sure as hell not want to tell anyone! Well, I have to go now, because I have to go to the other end of the city and get another fucking copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of $60. Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day?? Nooooo, that would be too damn easy and maybe makes sense. You would rather have us running all over the fucking place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some asshole to confirm that it's really me on the goddamn picture - you know, the one where we are not allowed to smile?! (fucking morons)Hey, you know why we can't smile? We are totally pissed off! Signed - An irate fucking Citizen.P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country since 1776 . I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had security clearances up the yingyang. However, I have to get someone important to verify who I am - you know, someone like my doctor WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN COMMUNIST fucking CHINA

15 January 2009

My first condom

I recall my first time with a condom, I was 16 or so. I went in to buy a packet of condoms at the pharmacy. There was this beautiful woman assistant behind the counter, and she could see that I was new at it. She handed me the package and asked if I knew how to wear one. I honestly answered, 'No, this is my first time.' So she unwrapped the package, took one out and slipped it over her thumb. She cautioned me to make sure it was on tight and secure. I apparently still looked confused. So she looked all around the store to see if it was empty. It was empty. 'Just a minute,' she said, and walked to the door, and locked it. Taking my hand, she led me into the back room, unbuttoned her blouse and removed it. She unhooked her bra and laid it aside. 'Do these excite you?' She asked. Well, I was so dumb -struck that all I could do was nod my head. She then said it was time to slip the condom on. As I was slipping it on, she dropped her skirt, removed her panties and lay down on a desk. 'Well, come on', she said, 'We don't have much time.' So I climbed on her. It was so wonderful, that unfortunately, I could no longer hold back and KAPOW, I was done within a few minutes. She looked at me with a bit of a frown. 'Did you put that condom on?', she asked. I said, 'I sure did,' and held up my thumb to show her. She fainted...

You know your from Louisiana when:

Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside, even in December.
-You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads
-You don't look twice when you see pink flamingos in yards of nice subdivisions during Mardi Gras.
-You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.
-Your ancestors are buried above the ground .
-You drink Community Coffee, have tried Starbucks, but don't see what all the fuss is about. (YEAH!!!)
-You take a bite of five-alarm chili and reach for the Tabasco.
-Every once in a while, you have waterfront property .
-You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, 'Don't eat the dead ones,' and you know what he means.
-You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.
-You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.
-Little old ladies push YOU out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads .
-You believe that purple, green , and gold look good together.
-Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
-You know what a nutria is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.
-Your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart and you don't care because you're No. 1 on the party chart.
-Your house payment is less than your utility bill.
-You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.
-Your grandparents are called 'Maw-Maw' and 'Paw-Paw.'
-Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.
-You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a 'New Orleans-based' movie or TV show.
-You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.
-You're walking in the French Quarter with a plastic cup of beer.
-When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.
-You've eaten at one or more of these restaurants, AND know how to pronounce them: Prejeans, Tu Jac 's, Gallatoire's, Ralph & Kacoo's, Brunet's, or Mulatte's.
-You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.
-You call home just to find out what your momma'nem are having for supper tonight.

13 January 2009

Something i can't understand

The other day me and the guys were out in a refinery doing some work. A chemical released and when i smelled it i thought it was pungent. One of the other guys thought it smelled good. This got me to thinking.

What something smells like doesn't change from person to person. The smell doesn't change but the perception of the smell changes. Take a pear for example. The pear is giving off a chemical and when we smell it we recognize that smell as a pear. What if someone thinks it stinks. The chemical emanating from the pear doesn't change but the perception of the smell does change.

What causes this. Why does different people smell the same thing and have different interpretations on the like or dislike of the smell.

It is the same way with sight. Two people can look at the same painting and one will like it and the other will not. Thomas Kincaid painting are a good example. Whether or not you like his painting depends on your preference of lights. You look at the painting and determine whether or not you like it. You can't do that with a smell can you?

Lets say you are doing a blind smell test. You are given a liquid to smell to determine if you like it or not. If they told you it was the puss secreted from a homosexual's penis who is infected with aids, you would probably hate the smell. If they told you it was some new botanical recently discovered in the Amazon, you would probably like the smell. Too me it would depend on the mental image you got to determine whether or not you liked the smell.

So lets say they gave you two jars to smell. They told you one was the puss and the other the botanical. Would you even smell the puss? Probably not because we judge a book by its cover.

Since we tend to judge things based on sight, look at the below photograph. I would like to know if you think this person grew up to be straight or homo. Pay close attention to the hair. Would that be considered butch?

06 January 2009

90 minutes in heaven

My GF bought a book titled 90 Minutes in Heaven and so i decided to read it. It turns out to be a fairly good read. It is about a Baptist minister from Alvin TX who is in a very horrendous auto accident. The paramedics declare him dead on the scene and move on to other victims. Another Baptist Preacher shows up and starts singing and praying over Don's body and Don started singing with him. The Preacher jumped out of the car was shocked. The paramedics then extricate Don from the wreckage and take him to the hospital. He apparently survives as he wrote the book.

Don talks about being outside Heaven and being greeted by all the people he knew and had passed. He met people who influenced him and helped him become a Preacher and a Christian. He devotes a whole chapter to being right outside the gates of Heaven and looking in. This is what got me to thinking....

As a Catholic, we believe that upon our death we will meet Jesus and be judged. After the judgement we will then go to Heaven, Hell or Purgatory. What struck me as odd was that when Don died, he never met Jesus or was inside Heaven. Why is this? We will come back to it.

My understanding is that most Christians believe that upon their death they meet Jesus and are judged. I have looked into Near Death Experiences and all of the ones who claim to have gone to Heaven never met Jesus. Either Christianity is wrong or they never actually died. One has to be the right answer wouldn't you think?

Then i started looking at it from a Catholic perspective. As a Catholic, we believe that very few people are sinless enough to go straight to Heaven without a purification period, thus purgatory. We also believe that upon your death, you are judged by Jesus. Now we know that the Near Death Experience people and Don never met Jesus so did they really see Heaven?

Could it be that God decided he needed Don and the NDE people to work a little harder and brought them to Heaven just to see that it really exist? Maybe these people were about to commit some grave sin that would keep them from Heaven so God woke them up to what they might be missing. I find it impossible to believe that God would make a mistake by taking these peoples lives and then saying sorry and send them back to Earth. Believing that God doesn't make mistakes, we must assume they saw Heaven for another reason. I wonder if they ever thought about it like that?

If this happened to me, i would do an in depth conscious examination and try to find out what he was trying to tell me.

Shamelessy lifted from another blogger

This letter is so true!!!

This open letter of reply is from Gregory Knox, President of Knox Machinery, a manufacturer of precision machine tools which supplies the auto industry.In response to your request to call legislators and ask for a bailout for the United States automakers please consider the following and please also pass this onto Troy Clark, the president of General Motors North America for me.

You are both infected with the same entitlement mentality that has bred like cancerous germs in UAW halls for the last countless decades and whose plague is now sweeping the nation, awaiting our new "messiah" to wave his magical wand and make all our problems go away, while at the same time allowing our once great nation to keep "living the dream."The dream is over!The dream that we can ignore the consumer for years while management myopically focuses on its personal rewards packages at the same time that our factories have been filled with the worlds most overpaid, arrogant, ignorant and laziest entitlement minded "laborers" without paying the price for these atrocities, and that still the masses will line up to buy our products.Don't tell me I'm wrong. Don't accuse me of not knowing of what I speak. I have called on Ford, GM , Chrysler, TRW, Delphi, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle and countless other automotive OEM's and Tier ones for 3 decades now throughout the Midwest and what I've seen over the years in these union shops can only be described as disgusting.

Mr. Clark, the president of General Motors, states:"There is widespread sentiment in this country, our government and especially in the media that the current crisis is completely the result of bad management. It is not."You're right - it's not JUST management. How about the electricians who walk around the plants like lords in feudal times, making people wait on them for countless hours while they drag Ass, so they can come in on the weekend and make double and triple time -- for a job they easily could have done within their normal 40 hour week.How about the line workers who threaten newbies with all kinds of scare tactics for putting out too many parts on a shift...and for being too productive (mustn't expose the lazy bums who have been getting overpaid for decades for their horrific underproduction, must we?!?) Do you really not know about this stuff?!?How about this great sentiment abridged from Mr. Clarke's sad plea: “ . . . over the last few years we have closed the quality and efficiency gaps with our competitors.”

What the hell has Detroit been doing for the last 40 years?!?Did we really JUST wake up to the gaps in quality and efficiency between us and them?The K car vs. the Accord?The Pinto vs. the Civic?!?Do I need to go on?We are living through the inevitable outcome of the actions of the United States auto industry for decades.

Time to pay for your sins, Detroit.I attended an economic summit last week where a brilliant economist, Alan Beaulieu, surprised the crowd when he said he would not have given the banks a penny of "bailout money." Yes, he said, this would cause short term problems, but despite what people like George Bush and Troy Clark would have us believe, the sun would in fact rise the next day and something else would happen. Where there had been greedy and sloppy banks new efficient ones would pop up. That is how a free market system works. It does work, if we would let it work.But for some reason we are now deciding that the rest of the world is right and that capitalism doesn't work - that we need the government to step in and "save us." Save us, hell! We're nationalizing and unfortunately too many of this once fine nations citizens don't even have a clue that this is what's really happening ... but they sure can tell you the stats on their favorite sports teams. Yeah, THAT'S important!

Does it occur to ANYONE that the "competition" has been producing vehicles, EXTREMELY PROFITABLY, for decades now in this country?How can that be???Let's see. . .Fuel efficient . . .Listening to customers. . .Investing in the proper tooling and automation for the long haul . . .Not being too complacent or arrogant to listen to Dr. W. Edwards Deming, four decades ago . . .Ever increased productivity through quality, lean and six sigma plans . . .Treating vendors like strategic partners, rather than like "the enemy" . . .Efficient front and back offices . . .Non union environment!Again, I could go on and on, but I really wouldn't be telling anyone anything they really don't already know in their hearts.

I have six children, so I am not unfamiliar with the concept of wanting someone to bail you out of a mess that you have gotten yourself into. My children do this on a weekly, if not daily basis, as I did at their age. I do for them what my parents did for me (one of their greatest gifts, by the way,) I make them stand on their own two feet and accept the consequences of their actions and work them through.Radical concept, huh?Am I there for them in the wings? Of course - but only until such time as they need to be fully on their own as adults.

I don't want to oversimplify a complex situation, but there certainly are unmistakable parallels here between the proper role of parenting and government.Detroit and the United States need to pay for their sins.Bad news people - it's coming whether we like it or not.The newly elected Messiah really doesn't have a magic wand big enough to "make it all go away" I laughed as I heard Obama "reeling it back in" almost immediately after the vote count was tallied. "We might not do it in a year or in four." Where was that kind of talk when he was RUNNING for the office?

Stop trying to put off the inevitable.That house in Florida really isn't worth $750,000.People who jump across a border really don't deserve free health care benefits.That job driving that forklift for the big 3 really isn't worth $85,000 a year.We really shouldn't allow Wal-Mart to stock their shelves with products acquired from a country that unfairly manipulates their currency and has the most atrocious human rights infractions on the face of the globe.That couple whose combined income is less than $50,000 really shouldn't be living in that $485,000 home.Let the market correct itself people - it will. Yes it will be painful, but it's gonna be painful either way, and the bright side of my proposal is that on the other side of it is a nation that appreciates what is has and doesn't live beyond its means. Gets back to basics, and redevelops the work ethic that made it the greatest nation in the history of the world and probably turns back to God.

Sorry - don't cut my head off, I'm just the messenger sharing with you the "bad news."Gregory J KnoxPresidentKnox Machinery, Inc.Franklin, Ohio 45005

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02 January 2009

Will obama allow it to happen?

It is up to obama if he wants prayer at his inauguration. I wonder who he will side with.

The head of an atheist group that has filed a lawsuit against prayer at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration says the government is picking a winner between "believers" and "those who don't believe" and subjecting atheists and agnostics to someone else's religious beliefs.
Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has joined with Michael Newdow, who fought to have the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, in a federal lawsuit seeking to enjoin the Presidential Inaugural Committee from sponsoring prayers at the official inauguration.
The 34-page legal complaint similarly seeks to enjoin Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., from adding the phrase "So help me God" to the presidential oath of office.
"We're hoping to stop prayer and religious rituals at governmental functions, especially at the inauguration," Barker told FOX News Radio.
"The inauguration is not a religious event. It is a secular event of a secular country that includes all Americans, including those of us who are not Christians, including those of us who are not believers," he continued.
Barker, who said government's not picking sides on the issue of religion is "hard wired into our Constitution," called the 29 members of the suit all atheists and agnostics who love their country and participating in the inauguration.
"Yet we are subjected to someone else's religious views with the endorsement of the government, which makes us feel like second class outsiders," he said.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the same group that fought to have atheist displays next to holiday displays, most notably in Washington state this year.
He said if Obama wants to hold a private religious ceremony, that would be more appropriate than having religious figures up on stage at his swearing in ceremony.
Peter Sprigg, vice president for policy at the Family Research Council, said it's Obama's decision whether to include a prayer, not the government's.
"The atheists, while they have every right to practice their atheism, they do not have an absolute right not to be exposed to viewpoints they don't agree with. So I think this lawsuit has no merit whatsoever," Sprigg said.
Barker argued that by allowing religious phrases to be used in the ceremony as well as inviting Revs. Rick Warren and Joe Lowery, who are named as defendants in the suit, to participate in the inaugural festivities, the government is picking a winner in the dispute over religion and atheism.
"Those people who do pray do believe in God and they are in fact trying to use the government to pick sides. In America we are free to disagree. We can disagree with Rev. Rick Warren but we're not free to ask our government to settle the argument," Barker said, adding that government causes harm when it takes on "the mantel of religion and expresses religion as an official governmental function."
Sprigg said he thinks the case has no merit and, like previous attempts to block inaugural prayer, this too will fail.
"These atheists who are suing to prevent prayer at the inauguration are showing a fundamental misunderstanding of what the First Amendment is all about. The establishment of religion that is forbidden by the First Amendment means the official declaration of an official national church. It doesn't mean that public ceremonies can not include prayers or acknowledgement of the existence of God," he told FOX News Radio.
Asked if prayer is excluded, wouldn't that mean government is choosing atheists as the winner, Barker replied, "There is a difference between neutrality and hostility.
"If the government were to invite me as a national atheist leader to get up and give an invocation that curses the name of God and that encourages people to stop believing and stop being so childish and divisive then that would be wrong because the government would be taking a pro-atheist position," he said.
Sprigg said he doubts that Roberts being named in the suit will affect the outcome or that Roberts would have to recuse himself if the case came before the high court .
"That's intriguing but I don't think even the liberals on the court would go so far as to prevent prayer at the inauguration," he said.

Make my day

Damn, this is a hard lesson to learn. I will summarize for you. Homeboy gets drunk and goes beating on the backdoor of what he thought was his house. The homeowner thinks he is a criminal and shoots his ass dead. If your gonna get drunk, you better be careful. I say the homeowner was within his rights, what do you think?

Sean Kennedy had been drinking at a Broncos party in Colorado Springs on Sunday night when, according to his father, he drove to the wrong home, pounded on the back door and was shot dead.
Police said Monday that they would turn the case over to the district attorney's office to determine whether the homeowner will be protected under Colorado's "make my day" law. The law is designed to shield residents from prosecution if they use deadly force to protect themselves against intruders.
Grant Kennedy, also of Colorado Springs, said his 22-year-old son was no burglar.
His son had moved into the neighborhood four months ago and apparently was confused about which house was his because the homes look similar, the father said. Sean Kennedy lived about a block from the house where he was shot.
"He had had too much to drink, as boys that age will do, and he apparently went to the wrong house, rang the doorbell and went to the back door and was pounding pretty aggressively, I guess, to wake up his roommates," Grant Kennedy said.
"I guess the people inside were fearful of him. It's just a tragedy."
Patrol officers were called to the home in the 3200 block of Virginia Avenue at 9:50 p.m. Sunday on a report of a burglar trying to get in through the back door. They found Kennedy in the backyard. He had been shot once. Police said two people were in the home. Their names have not been released.
Sean Kennedy was an assistant golf pro at Kissing Camels Golf Course in Colorado Springs who "has never given us a bit of trouble, not even a speeding ticket," his father said.
He was to begin competition next month in The Gateway Tour, a developmental golf league for the PGA Tour, his father said.
"People have a right to protect themselves in their homes, but this is just a tragedy," Grant Kennedy said.
The Colorado legislature passed the state's make-my- day law in 1985.
The law does say a resident of a home must "reasonably" believe the "other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant."
Rohn A. Robbins, a Vail Valley lawyer who has written and lectured on make-my-day laws, said Colorado has an "across-the-threshold" standard, meaning the aggressor must enter the home in most cases.
The law varies in other states, he said. In California, for instance, there has to be no other reasonable alternative than to kill.
Reasonability is often determined by a jury, but in general it means "what would a reasonable person do," Robbins said.
Colorado legislators have tried several times to expand the law, including in 1995 when a bill would have given private citizens the right to use deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect.
In each of the last three legislative sessions, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, has sponsored unsuccessful "make-my-day-better" bills to expand the law. He said Monday night that he would try again in the upcoming session.
"Obviously this is a tragic incident," he said of the Colorado Springs shooting, "but it's an isolated incident. A homeowner has a moment or an instant to determine if his life is in danger. He doesn't have time to check IDs or do a field sobriety test to figure out what's going on."
Since 2001, there have been at least seven fatal make-my- day cases in Colorado.
Most recently, 10-year-old Auralia Cisneros was shot in the head by her father's gun in November 2007 when four men broke into their apartment and a gun battle ensued.
Her father, Leo Cisneros, was denied make-my-day protection because prosecutors said he was dealing drugs out of the home.
Joey Bunch: 303-954-1174 or jbunch@denverpost.com

01 January 2009

Welcome, 2009

I am glad 2008 is behind me. One more month and i close the darkest chapter of my life. I promised her and myself that i would mourn for 1 year. I wouldn't do anything more than date and i wouldn't make any commitments until the anniversary of her passing. I even spent New Years Eve at home alone and was in bed by 2200.

December 31, 1998 was the original date of our marriage but we celebrated our anniversary on another date. It would have been 10 years. When we got married in the church, we changed our anniversary to that date.

Girl Friend had to work last night so i was glad to be alone. I thought back to 1998 and how happy i was that night. My Dad was my best man and my brother brought a date to the wedding. Like bringing gasoline to fire but he eventually married her and she is a pretty cool sister-n-law. I don't see them very much as i am 700 miles away but such is life. I wish i was closer to home.

Looking back i didn't think that "Till death do us part" would be so damn quick. I understand that death is a part of life and that we will all experience the pain of loosing someone who is close to us. I didn't turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with it. I turned to God and let him influence me in my decisions through prayer. My Brother Knights of Columbus has been an inspiration and a Godsend. They have seen me in the worst of times and the best of times. Out of this i found that i have 3 bestes good friends in the world, Johnny Lee, Mardy and Ricky. These three men continue to help me through the rough times. I am blessed.

Today i was out and about and the GF called me and asked me to come over. I go over and we are just talking and enjoying each others company. She is cooking some black eyed peas and rice. When it is done she mixes them together and offers me a bowl. I decline. She ask me why i don't want black eyed peas on New years to bring me luck. I told her that last New Years Day i had black eyed peas and it didn't turn out to be too lucky for me. She looks me in the eyes and kissed me and said "I don't know, we met didn't we?"

How can you argue with that? She is good. After i left her house i decided that since i buried Ruth on February 2nd 2008, as of February 2nd, 2009 i would close that chapter in my life and move on. I laid her to rest and i will put our life together to rest. I do not plan on talking about it any more and i am going to look forward and stop looking back. I have done my part and it is time for me to move forward. I will hold her in the solitude of my heart and get busy living like she wanted. She will be missed.

That is my only resolution. I plan to make it work. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and i look forward to 2009.


That is my only resolution this year. I think it is enough.