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Friday, August 31, 2012

"51-Foot Jesus Statue Being Erected in Ohio"

51-foot Jesus statue being erected in Ohio -

MONROE, Ohio, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Construction on a 51-foot replacement for the "Touchdown Jesus" statue at an Ohio church has begun, officials said.
The first 20 feet of the new statue were erected Wednesday at the Solid Rock Church on Interstate 75 near Monroe, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported. When it is finished, the statue will stand about 51 feet.

The statue is replacing the "Touchdown Jesus" statue, which was stuck by lightning on June 15, 2010, and burned to the ground. Reports did not say how high the earlier statue stood.

Comment....You just knew I was going to say something about this didn't you? I just happened to find this story under the caption "Odd news". The old statue was struck by Lightning, that alone says something to me. Would I dare erect another one? More than likely, yes. If only just to see what happens. My first thought was. What is Mohamed going to think about this? The good Mohamed would probably think this is great. Now maybe I'll build a Mosque next door...The bad Mohamed, you know the Mohamed that blows up schools filled with little girls, that one. He would build a Mosque and hide all the bad guys. Then blow up the new statue. The Atheists would just sue to stop the new statue from being built...Like I have said many times in the past! This world is so sick and violent its predictable..

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Gas Prices"

When I went out this morning I noticed the gas prices went up again around the shoreline of Connecticut to $4.05 and some places to $4.20 a gallon. No word yet from Washington or Obama when they will be doing something about these outrageous prices. I guess they don't consider this important enough. It looks like the oil companies have really bought and paid for all the greedy millionaire's running for office and the Politicians in Washington...It also looks like the campaign donations and corruption are taking their toll on the American people...I will never understand what the Bastards think they are going to do with all the profit? In the short life span they have there is no way to spend all that money...I wouldn't want to be held responsible for heartache, misery and fear they are causing in this country. This isn't over either.  If Obama is reelected I have a feeling you will be paying $5 to $7 dollars a gallon. The graph below goes as far as 2011. Keep in mind that its Billions of dollars....This is a very, very sick country.....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Alleged Shakira Sex Tape Being Shopped"

Alleged Shakira sex tape being shopped -

OGOTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two of Shakira's former employees are shopping a video they claim shows the pop singer and her boyfriend having sex on a boat, Colombia Reports said. An unidentified Colombian couple, who worked for Shakira for 11 years, are trying to sell a 15-minute clip -- purportedly of the recording artist and FC Barcelona football player Gerard Pique -- to the Spanish media for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The former employees allege they were unfairly dismissed after refusing to cook the singer a late-night meal, a claim Shakira's legal team has denied, Colombia Reports said.

Comment.....Trusted 11 year employee and this is what happens...I don't know Shakira but she seems like a nice person...Its nobody's business what she does...These days they are watching from everywhere. You never know who is lurking in the shadows....I always wanted to say that...

"Black CNN Staffer Taunted With Nuts at RNC"

Black CNN staffer taunted with nuts at RNC -

The delegations celebrate the official vote tally nominating Mitt Romney as the Republican party presidential candidate at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on August 28, 2012
Published: Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Two Republican convention-goers were ejected for throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "This is how we feed the animals," the U.S. network said.

Comment....You cannot make this stuff up....

"Be Careful Who You Vote For"

Here in Connecticut the gas prices are going over $4 dollars a gallon again and Obama and Washington are still looking the other way and doing absolutely nothing about it. The price has never been too far from the $4 dollar mark but the 10 or 20 cents to some people is a big deal when it comes to whether or not they can feed their family. Obama and our government is allowing the oil company's to suck the life from American economy driving prices up everywhere. I thought Bush was bad but this guy is the worst President I have ever seen and I have seen a few. I don't know who would vote to reelect him after what he has done to this country but they need to check their decision making process. If this guy, God forbid gets elected for a second term it will open season for him to cripple this nation even more than it is. It is very scary to see what he will do if he has nothing to lose..  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Video - Punishment For Fatal Accident: Driver Will Be Executed"

Punishment For Fatal Accident: Driver Will Be Executed

 A driver who killed two bystanders while performing a stunt has received a death sentence from Saudi Arabian authorities. The driver, known as Mutannish in court records, will be beheaded. His death has not yet been scheduled. Mutannish had been engaged in the Saudi pastime of drifting, making his car spin and skid at high speeds, when he lost control and plowed into a crowd of men. The practice is also known as hagwalah, and also can include purposely driving in the wrong direction. The video shows an examples of the practice.

Comment.... In Saudi Arabia they call it thrill seeking and its becoming a major problem. Check out the video that comes with this link...Rumor has it that the Connecticut State Police will be executing some of the crazy Bastards here on Route 95 in Connecticut..But that's just a rumor...Seriously check this videos! It looks like they are making a movie...I guess these guys are finding a way to spend all the money we spend for gas. I can't think of a better way to do it than to get yourself executed. Do you still get all those Virgins if you get executed? If they keep this up some shyster lawyer will figure out a way for you to get them......I absolutely love it! Keep it up guys, stories like this just make my day....  

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Update - Former Windsor Locks Police Officer Sentenced"

Former Windsor Locks Officer To Be Sentenced In Fatal Accident -

Michael Koistinen wipes away tears while sitting with his attorney Raymond Hassett after viewing photographs presented by the family of Henry Dang in Hartford Superior Court.
 Michael Koistinen wipes away tears while sitting with his attorney Raymond Hassett after viewing photograph.
Michael Koistinen, a former Winsdsor Locks police officer who struck and killed a 15-year-old bicyclist with a car in October 2010, was sentenced to more than five years in prison Monday in Superior Court. Koistinen pleaded no contest in June to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence. He accepted an offer from prosecutors of five years and four months.
"I'm extremely sorry," Koistinen said at the sentencing.

Under the plea agreement, the full sentence would be 15 years, suspended after 64 months, followed by five years of probation. Dang's family requested that, as part of his probation, Koistinen serve 100 hours of community service lecturing on the dangers of drunken driving.

Comment...........And now the slamming of those cell doors begin...From what I understand an ex-cop in prison had better watch his back...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Update - Two Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia"

Two Pussy Riot members flee Russia -

Opposition activist Denis Styazhkin tapes the mouth of a statue during a flashmob protest in support of female punk group Pussy Riot in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 25. Two members of the group have fled Russia, three others were sentenced to two years in jail for hooliganism.
Two members of Russia's anti-Kremlin  punk band Pussy Riot have fled the country to avoid prosecution for staging a protest against Putin at a church altar, the band said on Sunday.
 A Moscow court sentenced three members of the all-female opposition band to two years in prison on Aug. 17 for staging a "punk prayer" at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in February and calling on the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin.
The sentence drew sharp international criticism of the Russian government, while opposition groups at home have portrayed it as part of a Kremlin clampdown on dissent.

Comment....Don't you just love this?...I can see it now...First UTube then Hollywood...The Band that told Russia to shove it...The Lawyers, FBI, Immigration, Foreign Relations, Hillery and her Chief of staff Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiners wife. All getting in the picture. Meanwhile in Pakistan there is an 11 girl with down syndrome in prison because she tore some pages out of a book....     

Friday, August 24, 2012

"Top 15 Richest Members Of Congress"

Top 15 Richest Members Of Congress - Business Insider

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Nancy Pelosi
It's no secret that members of Congress are much more wealthy than the rest of the country. 
The average net worth of a Senator is more than $14 million, and the average net worth of a member of the House of Representatives is nearly $6 million.Thanks to analysts from the Hill we've put together the richest of the rich, looking at the top 15 members of Congress and how they're worth. We also look at how they made the money and — most of all — where they keep it. We count them down from No. 15 to No. 1. All facts and figures come from The Hill's analysis.

 Comment............Click the link below to proceed to the slide show of pictures and tell me these folks work for the people....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Update - "Casey Anthony's attorney: 'Get over it' as her probation ends"

Anthony's attorney: 'Get over it' as her probation ends | Casey Anthony - WESH Home

 ORLANDO, Fla. —
Casey Anthony is on the verge of being a free woman.
Her legal team says her probation period ends midnight Thursday.
Anthony's attorneys won't say what she has planned upon her release, but she will no longer be under obligation to stay within the state of Florida.
State Department of Corrections officials are not disclosing specifics of her release due to security concerns, but her attorney says anyone assuming Anthony is still in Florida would be making a bad assumption.
Greene would not say to how much Anthony has re-established family ties. He also has a message for those people that think Anthony got away with murdering her daughter, Caylee.

"The message is.....Any message I deliver would come from me. Get over it and get a life," said Att. Charles Greene.

Comment...."Get a life" should be enough to prompt some anger from some non-Casey fans...We will see at 12 o'clock tonight...

"Man Accused Of Killing His Newlywed Wife Ordered To Stay Close"

Norwalk, Conn. Man Accused Of Killing His Newlywed Wife Ordered To Stay Close To Home -

A Connecticut man accused of fatally shooting his newlywed wife of 3 weeks is free on $1 million bond, but has been ordered to stay close to home.
Chihan "Eric" Chyung, who has relatives in Korea, was ordered Wednesday by a New London Superior Court judge to surrender his passport and have no contact with his late wife's family. Court records say he lives in Norwalk.
The Day of New London and The Bulletin report that prosecutors asked for the conditions after Chyung's unexpected prison release.

Comment....An unprecedented million dollars bond for murder? Its unheard of in this State and I think everywhere. The bondsmen said he would be monitored by GPS...The parents of the dead girl have been waiting for 3 years for this to come to trial. They were in court when this guy was set free. I can't imagine the pain? 


"Christian Pakistani Girl 11 w / Down Syndrome Remains Jailed"

Baptist Press - Christian Pakistani girl, 11, remains jailed - News with a Christian Perspective

 WASHINGTON (BP) -- Controversy continues to swirl around Pakistan's blasphemy law after the arrest of a young Christian girl for defiling words from the Quran.

"Pakistan's blasphemy law is "an irredeemably unjust statute that is routinely used to ... subvert the rule of law and individual freedoms."
-- Nina Shea, Hudson Institute
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the country's Interior Ministry for a report about the Aug. 16 arrest of Rimshah Masih, described as an 11-year-old with Down syndrome in various media reports.

Even so, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and a former member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, suggested an ominous fate for the girl, in a National Review Online blog Aug. 21.

Any person accused of blasphemy -- disproportionately Christians and other religious minorities -- faces murder by vigilantes, even if he or she is merely accused or even acquitted, Shea noted.

 Comment.... This is the same country we send Billions of dollars of aid. Our soldiers are dieing in that horrible place. If we continue to do these things we become responsible for what happens to that little girl and anything else that these monsters do...We become part of the problem.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Ex-NPR Capital Hill Reporter said she was, "Lied to Daily"

Ex-NPR Hill reporter: Lied to daily - Patrick Gavin -

After 14 years at National Public Radio, Andrea Seabrook left in July and, to hear her talk about her experience covering Capitol Hill, it’s clear that she had one takeaway: It’s damn frustrating. “I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves because so much of what I was doing was actually recording and playing what they say or repeating what they say,” Seabrook told POLITICO. “And I feel like the real story of Congress right now is very much removed from any of that, from the sort of theater of the policy debate in Congress, and it has become such a complete theater that none of it is real. … I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine discussion going on with the reporters. … To me, as a reporter, everything is spin.”

Comment.......Wait a minute, it seems to me, let me think here. Didn't someone write about this only this morning?    OMG it was me!

"Sea of What?"

Every once in a while I have to vent and this Sea of Galilee thing put me over the edge. Lately I haven’t been in the mood for much of anything because I'm trying not to watch TV or listen to the news and think about the negative things that go on around this country.  Then I hear by email about these morons and the excuses they come up with about swimming in the "Sea of Galilee". That triggers memories of what we are going to have to go through with the up and coming election. These morons, instead of being in meetings working tirelessly 24 hours a day on economy issues and how to lower the price of gas to a reasonable price so the economy will level out hopefully stopping the oil company's from bleeding the American public into bankruptcy. These idiots are taking an alcohol prompted moonlight swim just so they can say they did this crazy thing on the taxpayers tab. That's the truth! Someone said it was religious thing. Stop it, before I throw up...I’m already tired of this kind of bad news and the endless chatter from these elected officials and candidates. Its like it’s a huge cycle and its starting all over again with the impossible campaign promises that are not really promises but lies. Not one candidate is saying anything! They are just the usual rhetorical lies. No one is addressing the real issues. The National debt. The anger that now is turning into rage, welfare, illegal’s, immigration, crime, homelessness, drug addiction, drug smuggling, human trafficking, corruption and fraud in the system. No one is saying anything about the fact that there are too many people in this country and will talk about over-population. No one will say anything about conservation, the environment, joblessness, greed, education, bullying, gay issues or the prices of food for fear of getting someone upset and losing a campaign donation. No one will say one word about that…They all live in a bubble. All they do is lie about each other. Not one of these morons knows anything about the real feelings of the people. They all went to private schools and were protected from the outside world. What do they know about hunger and the emotional pain you go through when you don't know how your going to get to the doctor for an appointment or where your next meal is coming from? These are the same people that own the mansions, summer cottages and private beaches on the ocean. They are all liars. I resent them all…Democrat and Republican. Ask yourself when was the last time anyone one of these liars flew on a commercial airliner? They all fly with private jets. When was the last time they were looked at by an x-ray machine and were embarrassed by being touched and body searched by a stranger or had their belongings pawed through. They all have pilots that do their flying, drivers that do their driving and shoppers that do their shopping. They all have nannies, chefs, servants and public relation people that repair damage or put a spin on a bad story. Under the guise of security its all paid for by your TAX dollars...Not one of these fools really cares about you and me. They have no idea what really happens when you are out of money a week before payday and they are going to shut your lights off before you can pay the bill…They don‘t know the hopeless feeling it is when you don‘t have a job and you have to borrow money from your father to eat. I don’t have to tell you all this stuff. Its always been the same and it will never change because people like you and me want to believe them and its been going on for years. The people are like sheep. I have been saying it for months… Its only going to get worse…It will never get better and really change and if it does, the problems will still be there! They will take the money and run, only you will have to pay for it…While you are doing that you might as well give the so-called winners, if you want to call them that, of the election a raise and a fleet of bullet proof limos. They are going to need them in the future. I have a feeling the people are getting sick and tired of all their lies, corruption and excuses..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Kevin Costner Now Set for Jack Ryan CIA Roles"

Kevin Costner Now Set for Jack Ryan CIA Roles in Multiple Movies |

Kevin Costner

It looks like Costner is ready to make quite a comeback. Besides Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, he's got a few other high profile projects coming up. A few weeks ago we reported that Kevin Costner was set to take a role in the upcoming Jack Ryan film, starring Chris Pine as Ryan, in the works at Paramount with Kenneth Branagh. He is set for that, but Deadline now reports there's another spin-off Jack Ryan franchise called Without Remorse that is developing as well, and that Costner would play the same CIA operative/mentor character in both films. That one has a director, too, but just wait until you hear who they're trying to cast.

Comment....Jack Ryan is writer Tom Clancy's spy character in his books and although I'm not a Clancy fan I have read a few...This should prove to an interesting series of movies. Gone are the days where Mr. Costner would play the lead role and that is sad...... If you remember the movie "No way out" where he played a Russian spy who was in the U.S. Navy working in the Pentagon you will know what I mean... I will see these movies...

"Celebrity Summer Slide Show"

Celebrity Photos - The Valley's Old School

 Lady Gaga goes brunette! TSwift and her new beau hang out in Cape Cod, Miranda Kerr is the new face of Qantas, and lots more!

Comment .....Honestly, I don't know who some of these people are but if they say they are celebrity's I guess its true...

Monday, August 20, 2012

"OK for FBI to 'Surveil' Muslims"

OK for FBI to 'surveil' Muslims, says judge (

Islamic crescent symbol smallA California-based attorney says a federal judge ruled according to the law in tossing out a case involving the FBI spying on Muslims.

Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to throw out the lawsuit, while the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and attorneys for Muslims hoped it would go forward. But U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney has thrown out the case. According to Carney, allowing the lawsuit to move forward would mean privileged secrets that compromise national security would be revealed. The federal judge says he reluctantly made his decision after reviewing declarations by the FBI.

Comment....I've been sitting on this story for a while thinking about it. I almost don't know what to say because its the same thing over and over ..The United States is so open and filled with rule bending lawyers and corrupt politicians that this is only a set back for the Muslims that would allow radicals to infiltrate this country. Its a continuous effort and they will succeed sooner or later. Its only a matter of time. Our Constitution is being changed constantly to fit their needs good or bad. The Muslims use this to confuse the issues. There are good ones and there are bad ones. If the good ones would separate themselves from the bad ones it might take a little longer for them to bring down this country even more than it is.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

"FBI Probes Congressional Skinny-Dipping in the Sea of Galilee"

FBI probes congressional skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee | Political Insider

 The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff – and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.
These GOP sources confirmed the following freshmen lawmakers also went swimming that night: Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) and his daughter; Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and his wife; Reps. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.).
Many of the lawmakers who ventured into the ocean said they did so because of the religious significance of the waters. Others said they were simply cooling off after a long day. Several privately admitted that alcohol may have played a role in why some of those present decided to jump in.
Comment....Your tax dollars at work which includes a priviate Air force jet to get them and their family members there...The usual body guard protection. Regular pay and full benefits and perks which include donations, gifts and drinking. Weren't they thinking of a possible terrorist attack while they were there? Meanwhile here in the United States the price of gas went up to $3.95 a gallon...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Update - Zenaida Gonzalez Arrested?"

Zenaida Gonzalez arrested: Zenaida Gonzalez, of Casey Anthony trial fame, is arrested - Orlando Sentinel

 Zenaida Gonzalez was arrested Aug. 17, 2012 on a charge of selling or giving alcohol to a minor. She is suing Casey Anthony for defamation.

Zenaida Gonzalez, who is suing Casey Anthony for defamation, was arrested Friday night in Orange County. Gonzalez, 41, was being held at the Orange County Jail on a charge of selling or giving liquor to someone younger than 21. She was arrested by the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.

 Comment....It just never ends...I can't wait to hear her lawyer explain this away...I'm sure words like, misunderstanding, pressure and judgement will be used along with "didn't know the kid was too young". I can hear her Dad yelling now...."Do you think you could stay out of trouble at least till you get your settlement, you twit"?.......OMG

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Taliban Leader Issues Unmistakable Message of Death"

Taliban Leader Issues 'Unmistakable Message of Death'

Mullah Omar (File)
​​The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has accused the Taliban's reclusive leader of issuing a "message of hate and hopelessness" to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. General John Allen said Friday Mullah Omar's message focused on insurgent operations, revenge, death and lies. Allen said the faithful expect a message of congratulations at the end of Ramadan. The NATO commander said just recently, during attacks in Nimroz and Kunduz, Mullah Omar sent "assassins" to kill dozens of innocent Afghan men, women and children. Omar is reported to live in Pakistan. 

In his statement, the Taliban leader accused American forces of killing innocent civilians and desecrating their corpses. He urged Afghans to join the Taliban and told his fighter to "be careful about civilian losses." Omar also boasted that his fighters have successfully infiltrated Afghan security forces to mount rogue shootings of foreign troops.

Comment...This guy lives in Pakistan and according to Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox News..

"A number of media reports state that the U.S. gave Pakistan $1.5 billion dollars in aid last year. Other media reports quoting Congressional estimates suggest the U.S. gave $18 billion to $19 billion to Pakistan since 9/11.But those figures actually underestimate what U.S. taxpayers spent on Pakistan. The U.S. gave $20.7 billion in military and economic development aid to Pakistan from fiscal 2002 through fiscal 2011, according to a new report that FOX Business has obtained that was issued by specialists in South Asian Affairs for the Congressional Research Service [CRS] to Congress on May 6. The report also shows that the U.S. gave Pakistan $1.3 billion in 2003 and 2004 to help cancel an earlier $1.5 billion debt Pakistan owed U.S. taxpayers. The U.S. gave $4.46 billion to Pakistan in fiscal 2010. The Administration purportedly wants to lift Pakistan’s 2012 total aid to $3.4 billion from the $2.96 billion CRS says has been requested for 2012"

Comment .....And this Bastard lives in Pakistan....Again, I say STOP all aid to this country and bring ALL the troops home...

"Update - Pussy Riot Band Gets 2 Years for Hooliganism"

Russian court imprisons Pussy Riot band members on hooliganism charges -

Moscow (CNN) -- Three members of Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin in a church.
The five months they have spent in detention since their arrests in March count toward the sentence, Judge Marina Sirovaya said.

Comment....I just love the word "Hooliganism"... Its almost too funny to be a crime...When I went to the book store this morning I seen all the books written about Obama..I didn't read anything but the titles alone were saying some, not so nice things about this guy. If any of those things were true I would be hiding my head in shame instead of running for reelection. I wonder if the writers that wrote these things could be arrested for Hooliganism? Its a shame these twits have to go away for 2 years...Hey, I got an idea! They should hire a Shyster American Lawyer to get them out and then come to America and get a recording deal. They could be free here to sing about all about the corrupt politicians here in Washington and not go to prison. I wonder if the Russian prisons, do they still call it the Gulag and are they up to standards like here in America? Computers, TV, 3 square meals and conjugal visits?    OMG, Just saying, Russian prison out loud is scary...

"Update - People Lost in the Woodwork"

                   Or “Things people will remember you by in the future”
          Or “What people will think about when they hear your name.”
               Or things a publicist will say they can repair but really can’t.

O.J. Simpson…Isn’t he the double murderer that played Football someplace? Did he ever find the killer?

Bill Clinton…“I didn’t inhale.” or “I didn’t have sex with that woman.”

Michael Jackson…Wasn’t he a Pedophile drug addict that died of an overdose? I think the Doctor that he hired to give him fixes killed him by accident...

Robert Blake…..Blake, Who? Was he the one found not guilty of killing his wife. Did they ever find out who did?

Casey Anthony…..Wasn’t she the one from Florida that killed her daughter?

Pamela Anderson…Wasn’t she the one with the fake big boobs that did a porn movie on a boat?

Anthony Weiner…Who? Oh, that guy! Don’t need that visual. Didn't his wife work for Hillery?

Tiger Woods…Who? Oh, he’s that black golfer guy who cheated on his hot blond wife….

Mary Kay Letourneau…Wasn’t she the cute teacher that had sex with that high school kid and married him when she got out of prison. Are they still married?

Plaxico Burress…Wasn’t he the football player that went jail after he shot himself in the leg?

Michael Vick…Wasn’t he the Dog Killer guy? I think he played football. I don’t know where…

Pee wee Herman aka Paul Reubens…..Wasn’t he the guy that had a TV show for kids and talked funny that got arrested for playing with himself in a porn movie theater a long time ago. (1991)

Rap singers….What is that?

Elvis…Wasn’t he some kind of a singer that died from taking too many pills?

Chaney Mason…Wasn’t he that lawyer guy that got his picture taken giving everyone the finger after the Casey Anthony trial? I don’t know why?

Rod Blagovitch….Him? He was just another corrupt Illinois Governor…I think he tried to sell a senate seat to the highest bidder. Wasn't Jesse Jackson's son involved in that? He’s in prison isn’t he?

Roland Burris…Wasn't he involved in buying Obama's Senate seat from that corrupt Governor? Didn’t last long in Washington, he came back to Illinois…Don’t know what happened to him…

Kate Gosselin….Who?

Arnold…..You know, the Terminator guy. The one that married that rich lady….Wasn’t he having sex with his house keeper?

Paris Hilton… Didn’t she have a father that owned a hotel? I think she did a Porn movie…Wasn't she arrested for drugs?

Lindsay Lohan…..Who? Wasn’t she some kind of an actress or something? When I hear the word probation I think of her...

Stewart Parnell…Isn't he the peanut farmer executive who was responsible for killing people by sending poison peanuts for distribution around the country. He told his worker to send them and he knew they were bad....

 There are so many more that deserve this honor but have been forgotten or have been, as my Dad once said, “Lost in the woodwork“….

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Update - "Casey Anthony Free in One Week"

Casey Anthony: Free in One Week | Gather

 Tot mom Casey Anthony's probation ends a week from today and she will be free to go on her merry way. Oh, wait, hold that thought Casey! The civil trial, brought about by Zenaida Gonzalez, starts on August 28th. This trial stems from Casey giving her name as the nanny who took her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.
 First of all, this trial is ridiculous. Ms. Gonzalez is just trying to cash in on her 15 minutes of fame, much like Roy Kronk. Casey never identified this particular Zenaida Gonzalez as the one who took her daughter. Of course, as everyone knows now, this was a complete fabrication, as was just about everything else Casey Anthony told police regarding her daughter's disappearance. But how can this woman sue Casey for "ruining her life?" By the time this woman was discovered, almost everything Casey had said had already been declared fictional. Yes, she may have used the name, she may even have somehow come across the signature card at Sawgrass Apartments to provide a link to this particular woman, but the physical description was nowhere near the reality of the woman's appearance and Casey was unable to identify her in a photo line up. So, really, unless she is the only Zenaida Gonzalez in the world, how does she have the right to sue? Or does that mean everyone who shares that name can attempt to collect money from the clearly disturbed Ms. Anthony?

Comment........This is from a more realistic point of view...I agree with what they are saying here......We will see what happens?...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"A Real Bookstore"

 Books-A-Million, Inc., also known as BAM!, is a company that owns the second largest U.S. bookstore chain and is headquartered in Birmingham Alabama. The company operates over 200 stores in the South Midwest and Northeast United States. As of 2010, the company had about 5,500 employees.

Comment...........I cannot believe what I found yesterday..."A Book Store"! Yes, a real live book store in Waterford Connecticut...A place where you can walk in a door and see the walls of floor to ceiling book cases with those ladders that slide over them. You can smell the thousands of real paper page turning books...You can touch or even pick up a real book and read a paragraph or the whole thing..You can walk over to a cash register and pay for it with real money to a human being who will give you change say, "Thank you sir"....Believe it or not I had tears in my eyes and had to use my handkerchief to literally dab the tears away. That my friends, is definitely not a guy thing to say! It was just like finding a treasure. Now I have a place to go to have a cup of coffee to sit and browse through actual paper books with pages or even use the Wi-Fi. Just to think this all started for me at Johnson's Book Store on Main st. in Springfield Mass. many years ago and look where I am now.. As you know I don't advertise on my page or watch anything on TV that has a commercial linked to it. However, I know that there are people that love places like this. Its called "Books-A-Million" or BAM!. The Facebook link is above and the Waterford Patch link from when it opened last November. I'm not going to say its better than "Barnes and Noble" or "Borders" but its the same. I didn't notice any changes. Except the name of the coffee shop.. I feel like an idiot not knowing this place was there. That's another, "Not a guy thing to say" I can't help it. Its an ego thing...Its a real book store..I am so excited...I think I will take a ride to the bookstore today... 

Monday, August 13, 2012

"The Violence Today"

I went to the Super Market yesterday and while waiting in the line I call the, "Compulsive spender aisle", its the aisle located just before the cash register and they make you pass through there to wait before paying. I noticed one of those New York gossip rags with the headline "Son of Sam speaks". I started to think about what is going on in this country with the all the murders and shootings. Its like this newspaper and others like it, if you can call them that, want something to happen. Who cares what this Bastard has to say? Yet someone will actually spend money to read what this monster said. I will never understand that..These newspapers know that maybe someone reading what this freak has to say will be encouraged to copy these psychopaths, thinking that they can get away with murder. I don't know but I think its because these nutcases think they are smarter. They always show the most shocking and insane things on the TV news? They are constantly reshaping our cultural values. The young people of today are, for the most part not being taught at home or in school anymore. Look at the bullying epidemic for example. Years ago kids learned by limit setting and their parents example. Today it’s the murderer or shooter as they call him, the drug addict movie star or singer or some other twisted thing on Facebook or YouTube. Young minds see these things and guess what? Right, without the right supervision kids will try anything. The next thing you know they are on the local news and you are saying. "Awww isn’t that a shame, I knew that kid, he was so nice...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras"

WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network - Business Insider

My special thanks go to Linda Dee for first posting this story on Google+ 

 The U.S. cable networks won't be covering this one tonight (not accurately, anyway), but Trapwire is making the rounds on social media today—it reportedly became a Trending hashtag on Twitter earlier in the day.
Trapwire is the name of a program revealed in the latest Wikileaks bonanza—it is the mother of all leaks, by the way. Trapwire would make something like disclosure of UFO contact or imminent failure of a major U.S. bank fairly boring news by comparison.
Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it's the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.

Comment.....I have been saying this for a very long time. Someone is watching from the time you leave your house to when you get home...Someone knows what you watched on TV last night and where you go on the internet. They know how much money you have in the bank. They know what you buy in the store and what food you eat..You can't do anything anymore without someone making a statistic out of it..They really don't care about you...Its all about the numbers. They can take a picture from a satellite of the license plate on your car when you are going 100 mph on the highway. I checked Google earth a while ago and seen a still of me getting out of my car when I parked in the parking lot..They are watching from everywhere. Check Google earth to see if your house or apartment and car is in driveway or where you work...Its scary...And I didn't even mention the cell phone with the GPS you carry all the time...Its worst than having an electronic implant or bar code tattoo...That is next and they will convince you that its the thing to do..and what's worse is people will want it..This ain't science fiction baby this is the real thing...
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Friday, August 10, 2012

"Former CIA Officer Michael Floyd Pens Book on Spotting Deceit"

Former CIA officer Floyd pens book on spotting deceit

 Spy the Lie” was released last month and teaches the reader skills to pinpoint untruths.
The book has hit the New York Times best seller list, an accomplishment Floyd, a 1968 Columbus High School graduate, didn’t anticipate.
Floyd said it is human nature to believe and trust others. But, on average, a person lies 10 times a day. That includes little untruths that he calls social lies. For example, you might be feeling lousy, but when asked by someone how you are doing, you tell them you are fine. Those kind of lies are told to ease our way through the day.
There are both verbal and non-verbal indicators of a lie. Floyd said they are trained to look beyond certain behaviors. Someone who is sitting with a closed posture with their arms and legs crossed might seem to be guarded or withholding the truth. But Floyd said that might just be how they are most comfortable or might be cold.

Comment....Sounds like an interesting read....I'm kind of lie buff myself...I can tell when someone is telling a lie or a half-truth...With me its all about, "your Tells and eye movement". I've been doing that for a very long time..I don't know how I learned to do it....I think I got the idea from Robert Redford spy movies like "Three days of the Condor" in 1975 and have working on for a long time.. Car salesmen are easy and these days so is anyone trying to sell you something. Kids who have a guilty conscience are easy to spot also. The girl friend lies are the easiest because you know them. I never say anything or call anyone on it but some of my decisions are made on how good they can exaggerate. Its an interesting hobby to say the least...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Reminders, Quotes, Opinions and Comments"

Reminder…..No matter what you think or how good you think they are. Reality shows are not real…

Quote……From the blond girl on Glee…“Did you know Dolphins are just gay Sharks“…

Opinion.....The United States is somewhere around $13 Trillion dollars in debt and I had no part in doing any of that. None of that is my responsibility and I will not contribute to paying any of it back……..

Comment……In the United States its all about want because no one really needs anything….

Comment...."When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear”

Comment...... "I feel like a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs"

Reminder.......If you are unfortunate enough to have to buy a used car or truck always ask when it had its last a brake job and get a receipt to look at the date  ..These days a brake job cost a $1000 dollars or more...

Question.......Are Muslim woman allowed to shave their legs and under their arms?

Comment......Remember when there were just clothes for the extra tall or for large people? Well now they are making clothes to fit rotund people… 

Comment.......I have some good news….....Wait, I’ve got think of something…....Sorry, there is no good news.

Comment...... I almost don’t know what to say? We are surrounded by villains. Everywhere we go we don’t know if we are going to make it home…I know its always been like this but now its worse than I have ever seen it.....Its not me....Its just not safe out there.

Long Comment...... The way societies are divided now. Its like we are living life in this order… The rich and poor…The rich, who seem like they are totally oblivious to your problems and drive around in their new luxury cars and the poor who barely scrape along on with a junky car, a menial job and welfare or no job at all. Its like there is no middle class. The rich fly around in their corporate jets and the poor,
 NBC New York …
if they lucky enough to get a loan will only have enough money to be almost stripped searched before they get on a expensive crowded passenger jet. Essentially there are no slaves but the rich who are catered to and waited on and the people who do it. No, they are not called “Slaves” but think about it? We haven't really changed that much have we?

Short Reminder....Yes, this is another installment of where are they now?
1. Debbie Harry AKA ..."Blondie" the singer…
2. Monica Lewinski … White stains on dress..
3. Stewart Parnell…Remember the peanut executive who was responsible for killing people by sending poison peanuts for distribution around the country. He told his worker to send them......He knew they were bad....

Sort of a short apology letter I sent to someone named Lily. ........No Lily, I never meant any of those things. I apologize if you took it that way. Are you trying to insult me because I said be careful and to think before getting involved in this kind sex. Do you jump in bed with strangers or people you barely know on a whim or fantasy? Are the cameras running when you do this? Are you promiscuous? The question is why are you being threatening and oppositional? Do you have guilty conscience? Did something happen?

Comment..... I’d like to keep all my memories…The happy ones are like personal treasures that I look back on with pleasure. The bad memories fade away but they are mostly the mistakes I made getting the good ones…

Comment......Do you remember talk show host Mort Downey Jr.? …He temped fate by smoking on TV and bragging about it…Died of lung Cancer at age 69....... Fate won...

Comment.......I don’t know what’s going on but in the past week I’ve heard someone say, “Life has an expiration date” three different times. Now, that’s weird. Is that a reminder or a warning sign? 

Quote........“Self righteous anger can be very enjoyable. In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority. Gossip barbed with anger, a polite form of murder by character assassination, has its satisfactions for us. We are not trying to help those we criticize. We are trying proclaim our righteousness.”……. William Wilson

Comment........My Mom was a wonderful cook and made the best meals year round but the most special to me was made by my Grandmother. When I was very young, every Christmas the whole family would gather at her house on Grove St. in Windsor Locks Connecticut for her home made Raviolis. It was a feast with chicken and potatoes and all the Christmas trimmings… I think of my Mom all the time but going to my Grandmothers was the best…...I think about it every Christmas. Its one of my most treasured memories....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Beautiful Videography"

Comment ....A good friend sent this to me. The photography is absolutely amazing...

Birds, Bees, Bats, Butterflies and Plants magnificent HD time lapse photography from Disney.

The hummingbird doing rolls chasing a bug is really something! And the night scenes w/the bats in the moonlight on the blooming cacti are unreal.
This is beautiful... be sure and watch closely (at around 2 min 40 sec) and check out the baby bat under its mama.  Now you know what goes on in the garden when you aren't paying attention.
Watch this in HD - some of the finest videography ever seen. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Update - "Jesse Jackson Jr. is Playing the Wife Card"

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Wife Says His Depression May Have Been Triggered by Weight Loss Surgery -- Daily Intel

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife, Sandi, said a nutritional imbalance stemming from a 2004 gastric bypass might be to blame for the "debilitating" emotional problems that landed the congressman in the Mayo Clinic, where he is still being treated. Among the rumored causes she dismissed were substance abuse and the recent Federal Indictment of a close friend on bribery charges (she didn't say anything either way about "just being human.") She added that she "fully expects" Jackson to return to work once his doctors approve it.

Comment....This is what is known in some circles as the "wife card"....Have you noticed wifey is putting the spin on lately about his problems. His wife who is an aldermen or an alderwoman or what ever they call it. I call nepotism, started to get on the band wagon about a week ago...He needs to know that the investigation of him trying to buy Obama's Senate seat still continues against him...He is hiding in plain sight and can't stay depressed forever...I still think someone ratted on him and he is finding ways to put off the investigation...

"Guide to the ‘Bourne’ Movies"

Idiot’s Guide to the ‘Bourne’ Movies | NextMovie

The Bourne Legacy

The cinematic odyssey of amnesiatic CIA assassin Jason Bourne left a trail of bodies, property damage and wrecked cars, but there's apparently still more carnage to be mined from this franchise in this week's "The Bourne Legacy"
Picking up after (and sometimes during) the previous three movies, "Legacy" presents a new agent named Aaron Cross dealing with government duplicity as many, many bullets are fired at him, seemingly at all times. As Jeremy Renner inherits the Bourne mantle, we look back at his predecessor to help you catch up. It might be difficult, though — Matt Damon can run really fast.

  Comment .....This is a three movie synopsis of all the "Bourne movies leading up to the last one coming out this week, August 10th. If you are a fan of these movies as I am this is a good reminder of how Jason got to where he is today...I'm going to miss Matt Damon. I hope this new guy is as believable....I don't know if I can get by this super human stuff. We will see...

Monday, August 6, 2012

"The Way It Was In and Around 1955"

I guess people know me and the way I feel about today's economy and our wonderful politicians and government. They keep sending me E Mails. I got this one the other day and I thought I would share it. I am not going to give away my age but I will say that I don't remember some of these things. The research I did said it is true. Enjoy.

"Comments made in the year 1955. That's only 57 years ago! How True!

 'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00. 'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2 000.00 will only buy a used one.' 'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous. 'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter? 'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store. 'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.' 'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.' 'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it. 'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .' 'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.' 'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.' 'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.' 'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.' 'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.' 'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.' 'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.' 'This drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.' 'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.' 'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.' If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"Meet the DownThemAll! Developer :: Add-ons for Firefox"

Meet the DownThemAll! Developer :: Add-ons for Firefox

Why was DownThemAll! created?
DownThemAll! was created by Federico Parodi and Stefano Verna in 2004 as a mass downloader: we needed something to quickly download a bunch of files, and we wrote it. Due to its unexpected popularity the project grew, becoming a download accelerator as well. It entered the list of the top 10 most downloaded extensions and it received good reviews by many prestigious magazines all over the world.
In 2007 Nils Maier, after many contributions, joined officially the team.
DownThemAll! is now part of the recommended extensions on With 35 million downloads and currently about 2.5 million daily users it is still one of the most popular addons in the mozilla universe.

Comment.....In plain English. If you are an avid movie fan like me you most likely download movies like I do...Its no secret I do this all the time...I wouldn't steer you wrong or point you in the wrong direction. If you use Firefox this is a must to have..I have an exceptional computer that I keep clean from cookies and defrag the hard drive at least once a week, sometimes twice...With "DownThemAll" I can download a full length movie in 25 minutes or less. I download 45 minute TV shows and I watch them all commercial free in 10 minutes or less. Its a free download but if you want see how it works try it. You will want to donate that $10 you will be so pleased...You don't have too its just a suggestion...Try it you won't regret it...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Obama Campaign Sues in Bid to Suppress Military Vote"

Obama Campaign Sues in Bid to Suppress Military Vote

 In a move that could have an impact on the final result of the presidential election, Barack Obama’s campaign has sued Ohio to block a measure which extends early voting for members of the military.

The action brought quick responses from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and as many as 15 military groups.

DeWine told Fox News on Friday that he found the July 17 action by Obama campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party “quite shocking."

The tradition for allowing special circumstances for military personnel in voting dates back to the civil war, he said.

Comment....Obama, suing, voting, campaign, Attorney General all in the same paragraph? Something is messed up in Obama land. Could it be fear?.....Typical Illinois Politics...As sleazy as the day is long...

“Just Ask God or Not”

Warning! …..This is about God and the Church, so if you are offended when someone writes about this topic, please stop here. To proceed any further might cause peace serenity and happiness and if you are content in your misery and resentment I don’t want to say anything that will spoil it for you….
Every once and a while I get the urge to visit a Church. It’s usually when something good happens and I want to thank God personally, I make a personal appearance. I accept it when bad things happen because its usually my fault and it involves a bad decision. When those bad things happen I don’t blame God but that is a whole other story….I was brought up a Catholic. I even went to a Catholic school…… Well, a while ago I asked my God for something. You could say I prayed for it…I don’t usually do that unless its something nice for someone else. This time I asked for something for myself. It was for something impossible and I would have never thought in a million years that it would happen…Honestly there was no chance, not even a one in a million chance for this to happen to me…I have to be very careful what I ask for so I don‘t ask for much.  Of coarse this depends what point of view you have…A while ago at weak moment I asked for something that can only be described as beautiful and it was nothing short of a miracle when it happened…But that is not what this is about. This is about when I got that urge to visit a Church to say thank you and to try to figure out why this wonderful thing would happen to me. I decided to stop in a Church to see if maybe I could figure out why this happened? I should have known better…I happened to be in Norwich Connecticut the other day when I decided to stop in the Sacred Heart Church on Merchants Ave.….I parked the car, got out and walked across the lawn only to find all the doors locked. I even checked the side doors.…My first emotion was disappointment ….Why weren’t the doors unlocked so I could go in and meditate? Here I am standing outside and I am feeling locked out. This is not one of those things where you just go to another Church. This was special….I was upset for about an hour, until I thought about it for a while…I thought…Why should I ask God why this happened? Who am I to ask why? A prayer is a prayer even if you only think about it. Let it happen without asking why! Enjoy it while you can. I will use each moment of the gift that God has given me. I will be saying thank you for a long time to come…

Friday, August 3, 2012


Its finally happened! I have become an “Afterthought“. Have you ever became one of those? This is how it happened to me…A while ago, a past girl friend started calling me on a regular basis. Sometimes twice a day… Keep in mind that this has been going on for more than 2 years. She would call just to talk but more for advice and friendship and also to stay with me sometimes at the beach of coarse. I mean I wasn’t born yesterday…Believe me here I’m not looking for anything and I like it that way. I have been through all the love stuff with this kid so trust me here. There is no ulterior motive. Just good old fashion friendship. I don’t hold grudges or have resentments. Yes, there are people like me left. From the old school. Honest and friendly. I’m just one of those proverbial nice guys that is getting more and more rare to find each day. Well, it seems this young lady has found a boy friend. Believe me here I don’t care. Its true that I have wants and needs but she is definitely not one of them. I really don’t care but in a nice way. What happened was the phone calls stopped. It looked like I had lost my position as personal confidant, mentor and adviser. Then as an “Afterthought” two weeks later she called one day and asked me to do her a favor. I said I would but really, I won’t…. That’s when it happened! I felt like I became an “Afterthought”.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Update - "Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Admitted to Mayo Clinic"

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. admitted to Mayo Clinic - New York Amsterdam News: Politics Noir

After two weeks of mystery, the whereabouts of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are now known. He has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he is being evaluated for depression and gastrointestinal ailments, according to a statement released by the renowned clinic.
There was no elaboration in the statement about the treatment and whether it was connected to gastric bypass surgery he underwent eight years ago to reduce his weight.
Since his disappearance, there were rumors galore, some of them indicating that Jackson was in a state of depression, on the verge of suicide and suffering from a severe “mood disorder.”

 Comment.....Translation of "Mood Disorder"  Fear of hearing the jail doors slamming at all hours of the day and night and having a bunk mate called Bruno....

"Go Outside and Play"

Mom said, “Go Outside and play“!

Again, I received a brilliant message in an E Mail and I must pass it along. Its about the things we did when we were young and how the times have changed. I love when people with the same opinion send me neat stuff. I agree with some of this and some I don’t. but it was the way I grew up. Read on while we can still say it……..

"TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads. As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside, playing...that's why! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Play stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or Cd's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10Th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers problem solvers and inventors ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?"

Comment.....The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornado's, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunder storms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
Folks that’s the way it was and I am so happy to have I lived through that wonderful time. My Mom and Dad were the best that there ever was and if I had it to do over I would do it again. My first car was a used 1951 Ford (similar to the one pictured above)..that my Dad gave me……No, I bought it for 300 dollars and paid him 15 dollars a week until I paid him back. I say that because the price of regular gas was 19.9 cents a gallon. As we get older we resist change. We fight it and we will do anything to prevent it but we can’t stop it. Change happens whether we want it or not. I guess acceptance is the answer. I guess I can still I still say that ????

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Official Photos and Info"

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Official Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Official Photo

Occupy Horsepower seems to be the sentiment at Ford these days as the Blue Oval seeks elite output for everyman. Earlier this year, we told you that the next GT500 was going to produce north of 500 HP but even we weren’t prepared for the 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque announced as the car debuts at the Los Angeles car show.  Is that “God Bless America” we hear? While punching out the 5.4-liter aluminum-block V-8 out to 5.8 liters, the GT500’s powertrain crew also updated the heads for better cooling, changed the camshaft profiles, added piston squirters and higher-flow fuel injectors, swapped the old supercharger for a larger and more efficient TVS unit that ups boost from 9 to 15 psi, and fitted a larger intercooler. The result is an extra 100 hp and 90 lb-ft compared to the 2012 model. The cooling system was upgraded to dissipate the excess heat, and a carbon-fiber driveshaft, upgraded clutch, strengthened transmission (with revised gearing), and sturdier rear axle were deemed necessary to cope with the extra grunt. To help the driver cope, the GT500 is equipped with an adjustable launch-control function.

 Comment.....OMG...I want one but I'll have to be satisfied with my 2005...Hey, I can dream can't I ? Mine looks like that only its silver...

"Ex-official in Akron Ohio Corruption Case gets 28 Years in Prison"

Ex-official in Ohio corruption case gets 28 years

AKRON, Ohio — A former Ohio county commissioner was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison for his conviction in a wide-ranging federal public corruption case.
Ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora denied any wrongdoing in a statement before he was sentenced. A tearful Dimora said everything he did was for the good of the county's taxpayers. The 57-year-old Dimora, also a former Democratic Party chairman in Cleveland, was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts. His trial capped an investigation that led to more than 50 convictions involving county officials, employees and contractors who traded bribes for government jobs and contracts.

The government said Dimora took bribes for nearly a decade, including a Las Vegas trip that involved a woman who was paid $1,000 to give him a massage in his hotel room.
Other bribes included home renovations, an Ohio State football jersey worth $3,600, high-end restaurant meals, limousine service, use of a condominium and up to $2,000 toward the cost of a Rolex watch, the indictment said.

Comment...This should be on the front page of the Washington Post with the head line, We are coming after you next!