Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Some say he was bought; I don't know, he's not a Senator
Some say the owner/owners sent word down stairs and sold'em out.
Some are saying Vegas betting was involved.
And these weren't Colts fans.
I don't have an opinion, but I'm disappointed.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Latin word for lead is "plumbum"
Thus the word plumbing
The chemical symbol for lead is "Pb"
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Long ago when a ship's Captain died at sea, the ship sailed into port under a blue flag.
This is said to be the origin of the term.
Well, it seems he was Vice President of the United States.
James K. Polk from Tennessee needed a running mate from the north so Dallas was chosen.
Yes, there is a city in Texas named for him.
Who'd-a thunk it?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
De Tocqueville writing "Democracy in America"
Sunday, December 13, 2009
"Education, as well as charity, has become in most countries at the present day a national concern. The state receives, and often takes, the child from the arms of the mother to hand it over to official agents; the state undertakes to train the heart and to instruct the mind of each generation. Uniformity prevails in the courses of public instruction as in everything else; diversity as well as freedom is disappearing day by day."
Alexis De Tocqueville circa 1850
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Cho replies, "what did your call me?"
Then everyone on the scaffolding erupts in screaming epithets that no one else understands and no one likes the other's tone.
Jim, who is now Van der Hoot throws a wooden shoe at some cat named Juan and heads north to do something practical like build a dike to hold back the ocean.
We think about this story and may believe it is more outrageous than Jack And The Bean Stalk or
It could be that they were building an observatory "A Tower To Heaven" Astrology if you will.
We think to ourselves, "what a bunch of dummies," to believe in the magic of the Cosmos. Then we as Christians, meet someone and exchange signs. "I'm an Ares" he says, never thinking that astrology has crept into his life. I'm not throwing rocks at anyone, I've done it myself years ago.
My daughter ran into some church ladies the other day. They wanted to start a new Bible class. She asked "What's The Study? One answered " Social Justice'
She knew immediately that she had no business in a class using a Communist Theme.
Just say'n. Keep your guard up. Stuff is creeping in like a leaking boat.
I don't get on this religious stuff too often, but like Van der Hoot, I give a dam.
Just be nice and they won't hurt you or bring charges.
I caught this on American Family Radio this week.
Why haven't you heard about it?
Our Government leaders love these words, encourage these words, then under the guise of equality they pass more laws and take away more freedom.
From De Tocqueville
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
The founders made it clear that our freedoms are not allowed to us by some law, but by an Almighty Creator.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I have to think a long time before I drop $ 60.00 for a how to book, but it is true that if we are treated well, we will be much more likely to spend our money in their store.
Whether you sell hamburgers or Harleys, if customers are special, then you are special.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
No need to explain what doesn't need explaining.
Don't know your name, but I wrote it for you
Sunday, November 29, 2009
There are two species of Catalpa. Catalpa bignonioides, and Catalpa speciosa. I believe this is the latter.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Stephen Dill Lee was listed but his resting place wasn't
I couldn't respond to the website
S.D. Lee is buried at Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi
First president of what is now Mississippi State University
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
In 1966 two professors from Columbia University devised a scheme to overload the country's welfare system in order to crash the government. Their system worked so well that in the early 70"s for every two workers there was one on welfare in New York City. New York filed bankruptcy in 1975.
Now you are witnessing the strategy on a national scale. Community organizers have used the poor as soldiers to make overwhelming demands on government. The health care bill, should it pass as they want, may be enough to crash the economy. There are far more foot soldiers this time around. ACORN and SEIU are only two of them.
To pull this off they must have the House, Senate, and a President who will sign it.
So -------maybe they can't
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
"If at that critical moment some able and ambitious man grasps the supreme power, he will find the road to every kind of usurpation open before him."
(That Leader) "Above all, he must ensure public tranquillity: men who are possessed by the passion for physical gratification generally find out that the turmoil of freedom disturbs their welfare" "The fear of anarchy perpetually haunts them, and they are always ready to fling away their freedom at the first disturbance." "I cannot forget that all nations have been enslaved by being kept in good order."
"A nation that asks nothing of its government but the maintenance of order is already a slave at heart, the slave of its own well-being, awaiting only the hand that will bind it."
Alexis De Tocqueville 1840
Hubert wasn't there. As I looked around I discovered that the pungent odor was coming from across the road. There on the ground was a pile of fruit dropped from a ginkgo tree. The fruit looks like persimmons but smells like old gym shorts. That's why nurseries sell only the male trees. Being educated in Horticulture I ignored the fact and picked up some fifty fragrant fruit.
Now all I have to do is plant the seed and wait ten years to see which ones are female and cut those down. Maybe I'll get lucky and grow twenty five male plants.
Sometimes I'm amazed at my intelligence
Then we can predict who's children and grandchildren will inherit the greater number of serious diseases.
Maybe they would become a burden.
What if the Colleges and Universities had to reflect the ideals of its public?
What's that you say? "but we couldn't get PhD's from Harvard!"
That's my point.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The door was yours to close on the Health Takeover Scam.
To borrow a phrase "I'm trying Ringo. I'm trying real hard. "
To respect your office and person
One of you was bought outright
All three believe you can vote "Nay" from here on and keep your jobs.
Second Book P. 108
Citizens form all kinds of Associations for all kinds of purposes because men must find others of like mind to influence society or promote business or their pastime.
Newspapers are a must for a free society. They support associations and associations support newspapers. Newspapers that offend people have the same effect as they do agreeing with them.
Would it be fair to say that these corner stones are eroding?
Give'a Give'a Give'a Ipod
Saturday, November 21, 2009
One that bugs me now is that sad TV commercial about dogs and cats in shelters waiting to die. They are humanized with their own captions like, "what will happen to me." My dog doesn't give a shit what will happen in five minutes. She wants bacon Now!
My brain is not sequential. I think of numerous subjects spawned from this one well meaning commercial. The first is remembering my dad and other men of the community taking sick or violent dogs for long walks and coming back without them. We were poor but we made the chore as humane as possible. Now we are enlightened "wink wink" and the world is even more violent.
Dogs and cats now have human characteristics while the elderly and unborn are more dehumanized to lower forms. No one is singing sad songs on TV while children are dismembered screaming " what have I done to anyone?"
Be careful what you support. We're all dispensable as Government decides.
Friday, November 20, 2009
It came to me long ago that these were Gods special creatures incapable of sin. One of them innocently waddled over to my lane as I was setting up and dropped a slow roller a few feet down the lane before it guttered. Someone led him back into to fold. I happened to strike on the bottom of the frame. It didn't matter any - just a game.
In a while they left in three groups. Another man reached out and shook my hand. I smiled and returned the gentle grip. and watched him shuffle out the door with four foot eleven friend who wore a fedora and a trench coat.
I'm sure I did my part of sinning that day, I want to get my part in, but I hope that God will never look down on me with sadness because I disrespected his special ones.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Ready to take on the world next week.
Now Norton's and Indians and Greeve'is won't do.
They don't have a soul like a Vincent 52.
I had already decided some months ago that I had no choice but to dedicate at least one year to educating myself to this country's founding and history.
Alexis De Tocqueville made his observations very clear about America's Governments. He noted that Federal Govt. had a very narrow but powerful duty to perform. Mainly national defense, assisting commerce, and taxation for those purposes and other necessities.
It was explained to the French writer my numerous influential Americans that States would attend to their own affairs.
He warned then that there could be a clash between Federal and State in the future.
Unless you have been under a rock for decades, you must have noticed the Federal takeover of many local decisions, schools for example - - - Carter made Education a Cabinet Post !!!
Separation Of Church and State is a falsehood, but now the uneducated (most of us) believe it.
The founders perhaps didn't foresee the number of atheists and non-Christian immigrants in our future. I understand that everyone in Hawaii enjoyed state sponsored "Muslim Day."
I have a wife, house full of daughters and granddaughters. They are everything to me.
But using prejudice and falsehood to make up for real or perceived injustices of the past is leading society toward a backlash we don't want to see.
OK, I feel better now. Hey Hun, run out and rent us a movie, you know, one where the cute blond kicks hell out of twenty men.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
In ancient Greece, rhetoric or public speaking was a big deal. There were three ways to approach public speaking. (1) logos - logic, largely Palen's approach (2) ethos - the speakers reputation is the basis for appeal. That leaves out 99.487331% of politicians. (3) pathos - using emotion to move the audience. I'll let you fill in that blank. "pathology"
I like Palin's morality and politics.
My ridicule is aimed at two established political parties.
Can you imagine handlers pushing around Jefferson, Madison or Washington?
While looking at a box of amo, the owner walked over and said, "These bullets are hot. They are so fast that they arrive before they leave." I put them back on the shelf.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Some day America will have to allow state legislatures to choose our National leaders more frequently or our ship of state will perish on the shoals.
Not only have we not moved in this direction, we have moved in the opposite direction. De Tocqueville commented on how vulgar the Congressmen were compared with the Senate. He believed that State Legislatures were better able to choose men with some learning which they did according to the Constitution. Much later we passed the 17th Amendment giving all the power to the masses when selecting Senators. The masses want something for nothing. Publicly elected officials will give it to us.
Direct all responses to - Alexis De Tocqueville, Smartville France
See you next weekend
Sunday, November 8, 2009
It's true that life's about sun and shadows, field and deep woods, not least of all, it's about happiness and snarling dogs, hiding under the porch.
On this perfect Mississippi day rumbling pipes spoke truth. Dogs can't bite on a curving autumn road.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The founding fathers assumed Americans were to work for their bread. Christianity and its influence would help the poor. Now government is an all consuming charity organization using stolen funds. Christianity has been supplanted to an extent. It is weakened and gagged. It builds too many buildings and assembles myriad committies to no use, but continues to do good. History tells us that Christianity is at its best when horribly persecuted. I can envision Christianity thriving in the not so distant future, albeit underground.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
A candidate who was half genious, half neandathal was elected president and a few million folks bit the dust.
A well known attourney stated not long ago "just let the Feds get involved and they will make it worse"
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
To my surprise the talk was a subject very close to me. Some lady from the Pubic Network was interviewing the Mayor of Helena Montana, a Mister Smith. If you can tell anything by a voice, he struck me as a nice guy. I could hear the deep concern in his voice. Entire mountain sides of standing dead trees cast a pall over the beautiful city of Helena. The citizens are sick over what is happening to their beautiful country. I visited my daughter and family there last month. It is death in Biblical proportions. Those of us who love the forests can scarcely bear to look upon such carnage brought on by bugs numbering just under the national dept. Some citizens are screaming global warming. Some just try not to look. The mayors attitude is pretty much, it doesn't matter who or what the cause, we must take action. For the sake of my family and this beautiful region, I hope these little tree killers suffer the coldest winter on record.
"The reef of rock was two feet under the water, so the whole river rose into one wave, shook itself into spray, then fell back on itself and turned blue. After it recovered from the shock, it came back to see how it had fallen"
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunstine also wants to abolish marriage, divorce society from all primitive notions. People will just date and procreate and stuff; $600.00 for every new baby. Hurry before this offer ends. When you think about it, this guy has a point, other than the way his head was cass in the mold. This whole marriage thing is so--so-- Capitalistic.
I have some concerns though. My Cousin Roy operates a garment factory that makes wife beater shirts. There goes thirty more unemployed.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
So what is different about these new TV commercials?
To answer that question you must understand that probably thirty percent of our population believe we are living in a "Post Modern" society, that is to say "truth doesn't exist." Twenty percent doesn't know what's going on. In graduate school I was told that bright children "create new knowledge" rather than discover or unlock knowledge that is already placed in the universe, you know, like gravity. These postmodernists believe that since there is no truth, make your own. One of the many symptoms of Postmodernism is to make fun or spoof everything, in art, education, politics and on and on.
Though it is just a commercial, innocent little children are being ridiculed and insulted. We may flinch just a little at this sight but we don't truly recognize what the atheistic movement is doing. Perhaps that's why child rapists are getting two year sentences. Evil destroys innocence. Tradition and law in the eye of these people are a joke, the Constitution for sure. They shout "its a living changing document so they can change it. The best example we've seen of postmodernism, instead of a national leader exchanging precious gifts with the heads of other countries, he blows off custom for the new way, and gives Ipods.
If you and your neighbors feel the earth shaking beneath your feet, you should at least know why.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Southerners do tend to embellish as we pass along facts, but I believe there is some truth in this report.
So, me and the boys at the hunting camp have introduced. Mad Cow Monday, Dolphin/Tuna Tuesdays, Wacky Wednesday Bratwurst, Wild Game Thursdays, Trans-Fat Friday, Slaughter Burger Saturday, and Side meat Sundays.
Pass me that sawmill gravy.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
What caught my eye, on TV was a Native American lodge with a yen and yang painted on it. This told me volumes. Someone was mixing Eastern Mysticism with Native American custom, a pinch of this and a cup of that to bring in people searching for meaning.
What is it about us, why will we pay thousands of dollars to some stranger who promises to help us find the way when Truth is free, literally under our noses. Perhaps it is the free ticket price that is so revolting.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
What happened to equal protection under the law?
Sunday, October 4, 2009
"To snow that falls upon a river
A moment white - then gone forever"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Countless yellow wild flowers lined the highway. Every petaled face watched the sun blush and hide behind the trees. For almost two hundred years wagons have lumbered down this high road, and before that, the Creeks and Alabamas walked it's narrow path. All travelers kept to the high ground avoiding the muddy creek bottoms. Interestingly those moving westward toward the Rockies learned to follow the rivers avoiding the rocky ridges.
Chilton County Alabama, sweetest peaches in the south
Friday, October 2, 2009
Fighting Joe Hooker with superior numbers boasted that he would crush Lee or send him retreating at Chancelorsville. He stated "My plans are perfect." Of course Lee won his greatest victory against all odds.
A man was heard to say that "God himself couldn't sink the Titanic."
In 1866, Capt. Fetterman rode out of Fort Phil Kearny in Northeast Wyoming with soldiers to protect woodcutters who furnished fuel for the fort. Fetterman had twenty seven cavalry, forty nine infantry and two civilians with repeating rifles. He had boasted to his superior that with eighty men he could ride through the entire Sioux nation.
Soon the Sioux warriors appeared in numbers Fetterman was sure he could defeat. Against orders he pursued the fleeing Indians up the Bozeman Trail out of view from the fort. He soon found himself in a trap by overwhelming numbers. The entire column was wiped out.
check out the new website-----asamom.org --- Lori Parker started this site less than a week ago. It was 5, 700 about two hours ago before it was featured on TV
These girls will probably march on Washington. Get on this wagon. It's going to make history.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property."
"Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. -- - -when we replace home education by social."
"there is too much civilization, too much means of substance, too much industry, too much commerce.'
"No boundaries between countries."
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It was 3-7-77. We don't know what it means. Some think it means the depth of a grave and the measurements of a coffin. If you look closely at the insignia on a highway patrol car in Montana or the patch on the patrolman's shirt you will see 3-7-77.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
My guess is this Judge would have been for Govt. health care and Govt. wagon companies.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I didn't realize the 9-12 protest against Tyranny was scheduled for the Dist. of Disaster
Gonna see my grandchildren and be a general nuisance for a few days
We're driving soooo----------- where is the world's largest ball of aluminum foil located?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Our ten year budget was two trillion dollars low
What'a heck, crank up those presses
Heard this some time ago on radio--- picture this - Billy Bob Thornton's character in "Sling Blade"
He's a car salesmen - in his voice.
I'll tote tha note fer ye if I don't give out first, mmmm hmmmm
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In this case it's music. Loudon Wainwright III has some beautiful stuff out there. I don't know if he is country, folk, or just himself, but I was impressed with what I heard today while rolling through Tuscaloosa.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Half a league onward
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred
Forward the Light Brigade
Charge for the guns, he said
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred
Crimean; what a war; lets see, Russia vs England, France, Ottomans, and some
Sardines (with hot sauce) did I leave out anyone? You get battle fatigue from reading it. The Rooskies did learn one thing. Their surfs who were thrown into the war got their buts kicked, by free men from France and Brittan. This was the beginning of the end for serfdom in Russia; you could say "surf's up"
Monday, August 17, 2009
"John Adams" by David McCullough
He sure wasn't a rock star like some politicians of today
Actually he was a stick in the mud
The differences in the founders and the Richard Heads we have today is - They were truly educated. They would scoff at a Harvard Education in these times
These guys did fight like cats and dogs. Jefferson, a states rights man hated Hamilton who wanted Central Government to run everything.
It's interesting that we have been fighting about States Rights since the beginning. This past week prooves the point. This is one area the Founders should have nailed down beyond doubt.
Then again, the Tenth Amendment should have
Friday, August 14, 2009
I got me a 1950 Les Paul guitar
Won't you take it Mister banker?
Won't you bury my papa for me
Les Paul died yesterday at the age of 94
Every wild guitar riff you ever heard was brought to you in great part by Les Paul.
As far back as 1926 he was putting telephone receivers and phonograph needles beneath guitar strings to amplify the sound. He is credited with the beautiful studio overlays and reverbs.
Les came up with the first solid body electric guitar. It was a plank with a barn door hinge, a pickup, and a string. This eventually became the Gibson Les Paul. The 1950's vintage are worth over $ 30,000.00. Keith Richards and Jimmy Page used them to name just a couple. The Fender Company picked up the idea and many rockers played them.
Les earned 36 gold records. Just think, without Les there wouldn't be a Hendrix, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The next time you hear a great rock song, give a wink to Les up there rigging an electric pickup to a harp.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Down here in the south many will still say, "it's not my faut."
The more I look at words from the old country, the more I want to know about other words,
customs, music, attitudes etc our forefathers brought to this country.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
In 1952 Bill got a wire from his son Frank. It was from Helsinki. The message said, " Thanks for waiting around for me to get born in 1924. I'm coming home with the gold medal you should have won."
Frank Havens had won gold in the 10,000 meter canoeing.
I don't believe Bill would have been the type of guy to do a choreographed dance in the end zone or stand at the plate and watch his home run go out of the park. Bill was a man.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It reminded me of the movie "A River Runs Through It"
Something about Montana.
Is this act akin to Norman McLean's statement that smoke jumpers have an Icarus complex?
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Anyway, scientists scanning the Little Bighorn Battlefield a few years ago found a cheek bone and part of a skill. It had Native American features. Since the body was left on the battlefield, they knew it wasn't a Sioux, Cheyenne, or Arapaho, for they would have been removed by their people.
As Custer entered Medicine Tail Coulee before the battle, the Crow scouts realized what was coming and pulled off their uniforms wishing to die as braves, not soldiers. Arikaras and Crows they were - Half Yellow Face, Goes Ahead, Hairy Moccasin, White Man Runs Him, Curley and White Swan. They removed themselves from danger to distant ridge.
In trying to figure out who's skull this was they remembered a halfbreed by the name of Mitch Boyer who stayed with Custer and died, so the bone was identified. Mitch had earlier saved the life of Joe Medicine Crow's Step-grandfather, White Man Runs Him.
Tell James IV that I found a new book while watching C-Span this weekend.
It is called "Tears In The Darkness"
It's another history of the Bataan Death March, but this time the husband and wife team interview Filipinos, Japanese Soldiers, and of course Americans.
The most information came from Ben Steele in Roundup Montana who was an artist and has drawn sketches of his unspeakable experiences. Wouldn't it be cool to drive out to visit with him?
But I suppose hundreds of others have the same idea and have or will intrude on his privacy.
How I wish I had spent more time talking with T. Derryberry. He would have talked a lot more.
(Don't put off stuff!)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
What about lightening?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"She's long and tall and handsome
and loved by one and all.
She's a modern combination called
the Wabash Cannonball."
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Look at the role call. See if your Congressman put the screws to you. There were a hand full of Republicans who joined the Dems to raise every facet of our energy, heating, cooling, natural gas bills, coal may be in danger and coal state's workers. We're talking about outrageous taxes to force you to stop using energy, become semi third world in living standards. If the Senate doesn't stop this Marxist bill you are screwed. We're screwed. These people presented a 1,200 page bill, then at 3:00 am. just before the vote, they threw in a 300 page amendment so almost no one would know what underhanded moves they were committing.
If the Senate passes this tree hugging bill, a lot of jobs are going to leave this country. Industry can't stand that much taxation.
By the way this bill says that every new home built in every county and village in the U.S. will abide by California building codes. Houses will have to meet code before they can be sold.
This Congresswoman should be considered for President. I've been watching here carefully for several months. She's the real thing.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Ms Boxer interrupted the General to tell him that he should call her Senator because she worked so hard to earn it.
I've been hearing a lot of names for Boxer around that water cooler and it ain't Senator.
Can you imagine how much mud this General had to crawl through, overseas duties he endured, battles he took part in?
And this lifetime blue state Senator looks down her nose at him. Politicians are three for a dollar depending on which knobbiest you talk with. They can be picked up on any used car lot.
Watch her revert back to a female victim if the water gets too hot.
By the way, how did the Senator Boxer address Secretary of State Rice?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The famous gunslinger Clay Allison was born in Wayne County Tennessee. At that time my family lived a few miles away in adjoining Hardin County, a place called Pittsburgh. Yankees called it Shiloh. There are different stories on Allison's early years. Some say he had a head injury that was aggravated from time to time. It became evident during the war that he wasn't able to tolerate artillery fire.
Others say that he was just a little crazy and very dangerous when drinking
We have a saying down here "He needed killing." Although Mr. Allison may have killed 15 men, according to him he never killed anybody that didn't need killing. Personally, I'm with Allison. Anarchy is always better that totalitarianism.
People have asked why the tallest animal in the world doesn't have a stroke when it lowers its head to drink. Why doesn't it get dizzy when lifting the head. Well, it's not perfectly clear but the animal has a heart that weighs between 22 and 26 lbs, enough to pump blood some 15 feet to its brain. It seems that unlike all other mammals, the giraffe actually has muscles along the jugular veins that regulate the blood flow. Its good to know that Lola won't be loosing her head, well, not because of blood pressure anyway.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Phoebe Show was a fictional lady on advertisements for the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. People especially ladies had grown tired of being covered with coal soot while riding trains. The DL&W owned vast interests in anthracite coal mines in Pennsylvania. Anthracite is a clean burning coal as opposed to the softer and high sulfur grades.
Says Phoebe Snow
About to go
upon a trip to Buffalo
"My gown stays white
from morn til night
Upon a road of Anthracite"
She reappeared in 1949 as a passenger train running from Hoboken to Buffalo. After a merger with the Erie in 1960 her route was extended to Chicago. She ran until passenger trains fell out of favor in 1966. (The Route of Phoebe Snow)
You can fill in the rest of the story.
The Zombies were just one of many British groups invading America in the 60's. Their biggest hit was "She's Not There" in 1964 and this one in 1965. Their last was "Time of the season" in 69.
They featured a piano/organ player heavily influenced by jazz. Their cool lead singer was Colin Blunstone.
Nazi Germany smothered Christianity and created a State Religion
Despite what we've been taught in Universities, Hitler was 100% Socialist
He believed in the powerful rise of his race
Lots of Ari an Studies - instead of bringing all races in the country together, he drove wedges
Eugenics was rampant, that is, improving the human species by interfering with what they viewed as evolution- destroy all undesirable humans, crippled, sickly, sterilization
Holistic medicine was very popular - natural healing of all types
His government frowned on any tobacco use
Vegetarianism was encouraged
The Christian belief of having dominion over nature was discouraged - man was believed to be just a part of nature
There was a special race of people in Germany that one couldn't criticize
There was another race held up to ridicule
Hitler formed partnerships with industry
Labor shared in the profits of Capitalism
To quote a famous American Politician - children are citizens, citizens are children
He forced the population to drive the little "peoples car"
Youth and fitness was idealized - German Youth
Kindergarten was popular - the sooner Hitler could get children into the State Schools, the sooner he could indoctrinate them to his beliefs
The State was Utopian, the individual was a small gear in the machine - the hole of population was wonderful but the individual could be bullied
Whip up the masses to overcome Capitalist rulers
Aren't we glad these things don't happen here
Many points taken from J. Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism"
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Enemy combatants caught in Afghanistan will now be given Miranda rights.
Heck, I'll chip in for a lawyer
Build'em a habitat for uuuhhhh house
Cool tennis shoes
Pack of Camels-----------------------------------Lucky Strikes
Gift certificate to Hooters
Electric car---Bamamobile with twin plug-in's and parachute
Free Tim G. tax service
Round trips home on business
Write a book
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Now close your eyes and imagine cousin Nan pronouncing the number 4.
Some of the words we use down here are frighteningly close to the Scots, Middle English, Welsh, probably Irish.
The Midwesterner would say " at all"
The English would say " a-toll"
The Southerner would say " a-tall"
Thursday, June 4, 2009
He began loading his own amo. He developed a bullet that sped through the air creating the venturi effect or something similar. Really. So he loaded one of those magic bullets and headed out. He caught a huge buck in the edge of a corn field, shifted his dip to the other side, slowly took aim and squeezed off. The bullet passed in front of the buck's nostrils and instantly sucked all the air from its lungs causing their total collapse. Unfortunately a doe stepped up close enough that she passed out from the lack of oxygen. Roy performed mouth to nose and brought her back. Then he took out his knife and made a slice across the buck's gonads. That old buck gasped in terror returning air to its lungs, gathered his feet and bolted, leaving Roy holding a case knife in one hand and a gonad in the other. I was having tinder-loin and eggs at his house when he told me. I told him that he was a d---- lier. He gave me that nasty little smile showing those three teeth. I ran to the door and spat out what I thought was badly prepaired loin a minute earlier and tried to keep the rest down.
Roy leaned back in his dining chair and said "I'll call this my nut and bolt story"
You know, he hunted ole "One-der-boy" for years; from time to time Roy saw his huge tracks on a muddy road crossing but that one cylinder buck never again came out in the light of day.
Years ago country folks were able to take their jacket, bandanna, etc and wave down a passenger train, pay their fare and ride.
My mother used to talk about how few clothes she had to wear. She would say " I ain't got enough clothes to flag a hand car"
Have any of you checked out Steven Baldwin's new radio program. I haven't, but heard about it a couple of days ago. A six week reality show began (Major Network) in Central America this past Monday. Steven plans to donate all his winnings (if he wins) to little kids in Africa or something. Winners are voted on by viewers.
Alec Baldwin doesn't seem to be as nice as his brother Steven.
Talk about opposing views, Christmas dinner must be tough.
I'm not even thinking about taking sides. I'm wondering if out of 60,000 babies, did any one's body get too far out of the birth canal, maybe hundreds, did any open their eyes to the light, how many broke into crying before he could push the cold steel into the base of their brains. What a drag if some of these moms heard the cry and couldn't forget it. Maybe the Doctor had music playing throughout the clinic to drown out mistakes. Just stuff I ponder.
There are strong polarities in our society, those who are convinced that truth is relative or nonexistent and those who believe that truth is absolute. All human activity will gravitate toward one pole or the other.
St. Peter - "Boy, where's your membership card"
Brit - "Uhhhhhh, my dog ate it"
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The space shuttle dropped by for a visit at Columbus Airforce Base yesterday (6-2-09) on its way to Florida. He must have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Actually it has passed through Columbus several times. I seem to always be somewhere else when she piggy-backs into town. Friends on the north side of town tell me the 747 was roaring.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I wanted to test this theory so I have been bringing up the possibility of hyperinflation and a loss of personal wealth to people I know. It is safe to say that eight out of ten people I approach appear not to know current events, say very little, and often change the subject.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In the winter of 1540-41 Hernando de Soto's expedition came upon one of the main Chickasaw camps. Desoto demanded 200 women to carry supplies and offer other services for the remainder of his journey. The entire village of males attacked the Spaniards and drove them out. These people were much feared by the Choctaw, and stood their ground against the Creek
Indian removal in the 1830's forced the tribe West. They took their belongings and slaves to Oklahoma
It is said they never lost a major battle until Elk Horn Tavern while fighting with Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Confederate Army.
Pontotoc is thought by some to mean =The Place of Hanging Grapes however further examination seems to indicate the word comes from the Chicksaw - ponti meaning cat-tail
and tokali meaning battle - Battle Where The Cat-tails Stood
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This navy fighter had an eighteen cylinder Prat-Whitney engine with a two stage turbo, 100 hp per cylinder and flew speeds up to 470 mph. It had a 13'4" propeller to get maximum use of its power. The navy had to build a special inverted gull wing to prevent the huge triple prop from hitting the deck when taking off and landing. It carried six 50 cal Browning machine guns. Tracers were never used because the flash obstructed the pilot's vision. What a beautiful bird.
Remember all those who flew
The famous baseball announcer Red Barber was born in Columbus Mississippi. He worked for the Reds, Dodgers, and the Yankees, perhaps others. Red began what we call "play by play" announcing.
He coined the term "in the Cat Bird Seat." This is a sports term meaning you have your opponent where you want him.
Like many people Barber thought that it was the Cat Bird, with its catlike meow to the end of its song that impaled its victims, but the Cat Bird is shy and stays in the cover most of the time. The cruel bird is actually the Logger Headed Shrike. He crucifies his victims and sits on his favorite perch to watch over his domain.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
He told me that back in the thirties his family tried to eat a groundhog. He said, "It was so tough that you couldn't stick a fork in the gravy."
I try to call every Saturday. One day before too long there won't be an answer.
My sincere appreciation to all good fathers; my eternal thanks to veterans, the dead, the living, the shattered, and the old ones fading away.
was from Telico Texas where he and his brother began a life of crime early. From 1931 to 1934 the Barrow gang pulled off small time robberies across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and parts of the Midwest. Clyde's favorite weapon was a Browning Automatic Rifle, BAR.
Texas lawmen swore to get the couple. It appears they did the killing without any warning. Later they said two Louisiana lawmen were with them for jurisdictional purposes. Who knows.
May 23, 1934
"Bonnie Blue Flag." The tune came from an Irish song called "The Irish Jaunting Car"
I wonder is Matt could play that on his bagpipes
Friday, May 22, 2009
Johnny and Edgar Winter's grandfather was a cotton merchant in Leland Mississippi. Being a family of some means the cotton dealer sent his son to VMI. The son came home but didn't stay in the cotton business. He went into the military and met his wife in Beaumont Texas. They lived a while in Leland but moved back to Beaumont where Johnny and little brother Edgar were born. Both were albino but they had extraordinary talent when it came to music. Edgar was the first man in Rock-n-Roll history to use a synthesizer. His trademark song was "Frankenstein." If you "Youtube" Edgar Winter and find his live performance, he will show you how to play every instrument on stage.
Johnny has been a pioneer in blues. If you listen to some of his music you may, like me, believe that Stevie Ray Vaughn as a kid listened to Johnny's music. This cat can play.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Neshoba in Choctaw means wolf.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
In the spring of 1866 the ladies of Columbus, Mississippi carried flowers to Friendship Cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate Soldiers who fell, probably mortally wounded at Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing.) After the battle, trains moved southward dropping off the wounded in Tupelo, Columbus, Macon, Meridian and all points in between. Many men who died in homes of these communities were buried in those towns.
While decorating graves of our fallen, the women looked over to the graves of the boys in blue with compassion for their sacrifice as well. They too were covered in the fragrance of spring that represents awakening, resurrection.
Other states argue that they were first but it seems to be agreed upon by most that Mississippi was first.
Francis Miles Finch happened to be in Columbus that day and was inspired to write the poem
"The Blue And The Grey"
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saint Louis Globe Democrat 1895 - William Lyons 25, levee worker was shot in the abdomen by Lee "Stag" Shelton.
Lyons died later of his wounds. Shelton was tried but the jury was hung.
(I didn't go into their archives to verify this)
I was standin' on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark
He was barkin' at the two men
Who were gamblin' in the dark
It was Stagga Lee and Billy
Two men who gambled late
Stagga Lee threw a Seven
Billy swore that he threw eight
Stagga Lee told Billy
I can't let you go with that
You done won all my money
And my brand new Stetson hat
Stagga Lee went home
And he got his .44
He said I'm goin' to the bar room
Just to pay that debt I owe
Stagga Lee went to the bar room
And he strolled across the floor
He said you did me wrong Billy
And he pulled his .44
Stagga Lee said Billy
Oh please don't take my life
I got three little children
And a very sickly wife
Stagga Lee shot Billy
Oh he shot that boy so bad
That the bullet went through Billy
And broke tha bartender's glass
Go Stagga Lee, Go Stagga Lee
Youtube Stagger Lee Floyd Price
Millions of Americans are watching to see if Montana's State's Rights bill will win a future Supreme Court decision. Thomas Jefferson once said and I paraphraise "As long as Govt. fears its citizens our Republic is safe, but when the citizens fear the Govt. we're in deep Sh--.
Being just a cotton picker, I realize that I'm over my head when discussing court decisions, but
Dr. Mark Levin explained "Liberty and Tyranny" If I read it right and heard it again correctly, the Court ruled against a small wheat farmer in Wickard v Filbum in 1941. It ruled against this ole boy for growing wheat for his own consumption. In no way did he violate interstate commerce.
Levin says Roosevelt made one of the greatest power grabs in American History in this decision. Google it if you care to. Montana, I hope the Feds don't sucker punch you. It has an arsenal of power grab brass knuckles to choose from.