Monday, May 29, 2006

More Heros...

I wrote about my Hero, my Uncle Bill on my other blog. I think a few more need to be honored.

Although Uncle Bill was my only relative that I know of who died in a war, others have also fought and put their lives on the line for me.

The first is my step brother, Big James. He was in the Army during the Korean War. I don't know if he was wounded; he never told me. He wouldn't hardly talk about it at all.

Then there was my other step brother, Bobby. He was in the Air Force. I don't know if he ever fought in combat, either. I never asked him.

Then there was my ex-brother-in-law, LD. He was in the Marine Corp. I don't know if he ever fought the enemy.

These boys served their country with honor. I don't know if they fought the enemy; I don't know if they were ever shot at; I don't know if they ever crawled through muddy trenches or shot enemy soldiers or fought hand to hand to defend our country but, I know this; they were there and would have if it had been necessary.

They're Heroes, too.

My other brother-in-law, Clarence, was in Korea during WWII. I saved mentioning him until last because he did tell me about it.

He was in Korea fighting Japs during the Big One. He told me about shooting an enemy soldier (it was luck, he said) who was patrolling in front of a cave.

The way the story went was, the Jap Soldier was walking back and forth in front of the mouth of a cave. Clarence had sneaked up to within about 400 yards (a looooong ways for a pistol) of the cave and all he had was his 45 pistol.

He thought, "Well, what the heck, it's worth a try" He brought the pistol up and drew a bead aways above the man and squeezed the trigger. He said the guy flinched and reached over and rubbed his arm and checked his hand for blood. And, of course, he heard the pistol's pop. Then he started looking around, trying to figure where the shot came from. Clarence said he crouched down and ran for about a half an hour without ever looking back! He got away and lived to tell me that story.

These men are all Heros. The ones who fired a gun and the ones who didn't.

I was in the Army for three years and was lucky enough to stay in the states all that time.(El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico-wooo) And I'm thankful to all these boys who were willing to fight for my right to be free.

I remember Junior Green, who lived on Connie Way in Modesto, Little Okie, who was the first kid from our neighborhood to die in the Korean War. He's a Hero, too.

Thank God there are still Heros 'Over There' who are willing to make the Supreme sacrifice so the rest of us can write in our blogs and complain about unimportant things, and fuss about little or nothing if we feel like it.

My back is aching a little bit and I wonder if I will be able to sleep well tonight. I don't know; Maybe I can find a muddy ditch somewhere and lie in the mud all night and see if I can forget about this little ache in my back.(the one I got from sleeping on a too soft mattress)

Well, there are a few more of my Heros. I hope you all have someone you can look up to, also.

God Bless Our Heros and God Bless the United States of America!


Thursday, May 25, 2006

You Think We've Had Trouble Before...

You ain't seen nothin' yet! Now that Iran has the big bomb, at least the knowledge to make it, we're really in for it!

It's just a matter of time until Al Quaida and all the rest of the terrorist Muslims each have an a-bomb to let loose on us.

And don't think they won't! I don't know why Bush or Israel haven't already taken the suspected a-sites out. Because Bush is a coward? And Israel is stupid enough to listen to him and hold off? Probably both right!

Islam is in a state of Holy Jihad with the United States and Israel and this country and these lazy ass Christians and Jews are too stupid to do anything about it!

It won't be as long as most of you think before something happens that'll convince even someone as stupid as you (you know who you are) that I'm right. We won't see it coming just as we didn't see the 9/11 disaster coming but it'll happen, about that there's no doubt. Then it'll be too late.

It won't be just Iran. An attack, probably a cowardly sneak attack which is the way Muslims work, will come from six or more places at once. And it'll be our own fault for being so stupid and lazy and too cowardly to take the steps necessary to stop it from happening.

It pisses you off, don't it, to hear someone tell it like it is and know that you're the one who's letting it happen! Go on back to your tv program or card game or whatever else it is that is more important to you than life itself! You deserve whatever happens to you!


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Don't Go To Mexico Looking For A Job...

'ooops' MEXICO CITY - If Arnold Schwarzenegger had migrated to Mexico instead of the United States, he couldn't be a governor. If Argentina native Sergio Villanueva, firefighter hero of the Sept. 11 attacks, had moved to Tecate instead of New York, he wouldn't have been allowed on the force.


Foreign-born Mexicans can't hold seats in either house of the congress. They're also banned from state legislatures, the Supreme Court and all governorships. Many states ban foreign-born Mexicans from spots on town councils. And Mexico's Constitution reserves almost all federal posts, and any position in the military and merchant marine, for "native-born Mexicans."


Recently the Mexican government has gone even further. Since at least 2003, it has encouraged cities to ban non-natives from such local jobs as firefighters, police and judges. The state of Baja California still requires candidates for the state legislature to prove both their parents were native born.


Good try! Maybe I can draw public assistance...'ooops'...


Saturday, May 20, 2006

It's Time To Tell It Like It Is...Is There a Conspiracy ...

afoot between Bill Clinton, George W Bush and the major oil companies?

What a terrible concept! Can it be that our President and the last Democrat President are conspiring to place this nation into a position of having to depend on third world and Muslim nations for our energy?

Let's look at the facts.

Fact One:In the state of Utah lies buried the largest known deposit of coal in the world. When Bill Clinton was president, by executive order he made that area a National Park. There can be no mining in a National park!

Kentucky-based company Andalux Resources, which holds leases on 3,400 acres in the area, was planning to open a huge operation (underground, not strip mining) that would have generated 1,000 jobs, $1 million in annual revenue for Kane County, and at least $10 million a year in state and federal taxes, according to the New York Times. Folks living in the area wore black arm bands the day of the signing - but Clinton didn't see them. He chose to make his announcement in a neighboring state.

Fact Two:When George W Bush was running for his second term, he promised to do whatever was necessary to open ANWAR to drilling for oil. Now he says there is nothing he can do about the ridiculously high price of oil. He says it is the world market that caused the price of crude to go up. He discounts the fact that major oil companies, Exxon for instance, have made extras of billions of dollars from the American consumers while claiming that they, too, are powerless to do anything about the tripling of the price of crude in a year.

They, the oil giants, are lying, of course, the same as our President is lying.

I seem to recall another time in the past when we were lied to that one of our presidents publicly stated that this nation would begin drilling immediatley for our own oil; the price of OPEC oil dropped back to 20 bucks overnight! I can't help but wonder if our President as well as the oil companies is making money off us. As bad as that sounds, the only other reason for his inactivity is to weaken our nation and put us further under the control of OPEC.

Fact Three: There is more crude oil under the states of Colorado and Utah than is in the entire middle east!

In an e-mail I received today from 'Early To Rise', I got this announcement:

The U.S. Govt’s Secret Colorado Oil Discovery

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world — more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. Three companies have been chosen to lead the way. Test drilling has already begun…

Dear Reader, Five months ago, the U.S. Energy Department announced the results of a land survey…

It was conducted to determine the official amount of oil a thousand feet deep in the Rocky Mountains… They reported this stunning news:

We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.

Here are the official estimates: 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia 18-times as much oil as Iraq 21-times as much oil as Kuwait 22-times as much oil as Iran 500-times as much oil as Yemen …And it’s all right here in the Western United States.

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says, “We’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East.” More than 2 TRILLION barrels. Untapped.

“That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today,” reports The Denver Post.

When asked about America’s least-publicized oil supply, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said: “The amounts of oil are staggering. Who would have guessed that in just Colorado and Utah, there is more recoverable oil than in the Middle East?”

If all this is true, then you tell me, why hasn't our President talked about it to us and to the world? He must know that if this news were talked up by him and the press, OPEC would immediately lower their price of crude oil.

I have a bad feeling about our federal government, the President in particular. I don't feel he has the best interests of our nation at heart in how he is running this country right now.

His lax stance on illegal immigration is another sign that he needs to be replaced.

Believe me, there are no sour grapes here. I voted for Bush twice and now I regret it. There is no up-side to having a completely Republican Government as there should be. President Bush has guaranteed the Democrats an equal place in our government, AS IT SHOULDN'T BE! I've been a Republican since 1965. I don't know what to be now.

I'll leave it to you to read the articles in these links and make your own decision about what's right and wrong.

FYI: I will send a copy of this to the President!


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Immigration Laws...Yeah...

1. If you migrate to this country, you must speak the native language.

2. You have to be a professional or an investor. No unskilled workers allowed.

3. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, all government business will be conducted in our language.

4. Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

5. Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.

6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs.

7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

8 If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are not allowed waterfront property. That is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

9. Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, if you do you will be sent home.

10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent straight to jail.

Harsh, you say? The above laws happen to be the immigration laws of Mexico!!!


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Skeeters' Rose...

This is a picture of Skeeters' Rose. It was the first and biggest flower that grew on Skeeters' rose bush. From the farthest left petal to the farthest right petal was about eight inches. It was beautiful, just like Skeeter.

Skeeters' grave was between our house and the western fence and didn't get much sunlight.After the rose bushs' second year(1994)which was the first year it produced flowers, the roses were smaller. The bush grew up toward the sun and it was always spindly.

If it sounds as if I'm reminiscing, I am. At 70 years of age, that happens; at least with me. I find myself reliving more and more of the past as I get older. Sometimes it's exciting and satisfying.

As an afterthought, here is a verse from a Roy Orbison song I just wrote up in my Music Program file on Band in a Box yesterday that says it for me, maybe better than I did.

In a cold December, memories can melt your heart away
In a warm September, you may still remember yesterday
Even in the darkest night when dreams fade away
When your love is gone you'll never be alone in memories

Memories while walking through a winter snow
Memories when summer breezes start to blow
When true love is far away, it may be yours in memories

Memories while falling leaves just fill the air
Memories when springtime comes and love's not there
Even when you cry, try not to say goodbye to memories

Golden memories can turn the night in to day
Teach your heart to smile and live each day a while in memories

Now I'm going to the creek for the first time this year to look for a gold nugget (and make another adventure for later, when I'm 80). Wish me luck and maybe I'll find the big one!


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Favorite Resting Place...

This was one of her most favorite places to rest.


Skeeter Kitty...

Maybe you have noticed my kitty on this blog. The color of this kitty is a little off but, watching her play with her ball and eat from her dish just really reminds me of Skeeter.

Here is a photo of the real Skeeter.

Her full name was Mosquito Bite and we called her Skeeter for short.

She was our last child at home when we adopted her. Donna saw her in a kitty orphan home and couldn't resist her. I have never liked cats much but I was happy to welcome her into our family.

Skeeter was a yellow eyed Burmese. Her hair was dark gray and her eyes were yellow and her skin was very dark gray, almost black.

She wouldn't go outside the house for the first year. When we finally coaxed her out for the first time, she was very timid and only stayed out for a few minutes.

She acted just like a little girl. One day I walked into my bedroom for some reason. I switched the light on. Skeeter was lying on the bed, on her back. When I turned the light on, she put her right arm over her eyes to keep out the light. It was cute.

She was very playful. She'd get my hand with both her paws and hold it with her claws so I couldn't get loose then she'd chew on my knuckles. She was a very friendly cat to everyone.

She died on a driveway across the street and we buried her in our back yard.

I planted a rose bush on her grave. It was in the shade most of the time and the rose bush grew slowly and it was very spindly.

It didn't have a rose the first year but the second year it had a beautiful red rose which I'll post later.

That is why the picture of a kitty is on my blog. I play with her a little each day. It brings back wonderful memories.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ga. Student Suspended for Threatening Song...

Kinda makes you wonder, don't it, what, if anything, was on Beth Anne Cox's' mind. Here are a couple of exerpts from the news article:
Beth Ann Cox, 16, a junior at Peachtree Ridge High School, said she had been humming the song during German class but denied singing loudly or directing the lyrics at her teacher, Phil Carroll.

"I'd had a song stuck in my head all day, like the tune of it," she said. "This kid in front of me asked me about the song. So I told him the words. I didn't say them loudly."

Cute kid! She says she's had the words running through her mind all day:

DA-DA-DA-DA-DA ---DA----

I recognize that song! It's, "On Top Of Old Smokey, right?" Right! Nothing wrong with that song! It's a family sing-along favorite...'oops'... Except the words have been changed a bit. This's what cute little Beth Anne is quietly humming:

The song includes the lyrics: "On top of Ol' Smokey, all covered with blood, I shot my poor teacher with a .44 slug."

Boy, I'll bet her parents will really punish her now for her mis-conduct and getting suspended from school!...'oops...again? You got it!

Here's good old Mom to the rescue!

"We feel that Dr. Carroll has some kind of a vendetta out for our daughter. And he used this to take a stand against her," Suzanne Cox said.

Right, Mrs Cox! Attaway, Mom, don't let the stupid teacher and school take advantage of your baby girls' right to hum an innocent song in class!

These damned teachers and schools always blow everything out of proportion! Kids will be kids and all your baby girl did was hum a little tune; After all, she's only 16 and everyone knows KIDS AT THAT AGE DO SILLY THINGS AND IT NEVER REALLY MEANS ANYTHING! NO ONE EVER GETS HURT OR ANYTHING! RIGHT?...RIGHT?...

Sure; Right! I agree. The teacher and school overreacted. Beth Anne shouldn't have been suspended. I think we all agree on that. Most people who understand children agree with that. Just ask the friends and family of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, a couple of cute tenny-boppers who attended Columbine High School over in Colorado. I mean, they sort of dis-rupted things but not for long. Their dis-ruption only lasted about 16 minutes!

But those folks there understand and it's all over now. Hardly anyone even remembers what happened there anymore.

In all cerealness, Suzy, you better consider taking a hair brush and spanking some ass instead of making excuses for your teeny-brat!

And where's Dad while all this's going on? Maybe we need a mans' hand here! (yeah, across his kids ass and across his wifes' mouth!)

Or both you parents can call Columbine High School and ask what Eric and Dylans' folks did when they first noticed their babies were acting up at school! Think about it.


Monday, May 08, 2006

Answer From Vice President Cheney...

Remember awhile back I sent an e-mail to Vice President Cheney? Well, I got an answer today. It's kind of hard to read. I think it was made that way purposely, in case a terrorist is monitering Dick's outgoing mail.

It says, in essence, 'Thanks for the letter...I'm really happy to hear from you again...I showed this to Dick (and you'll be hearing from him soon.') "Boy," I said to myself, "Wouldn't that be great!"

You know, a couple of minutes later the phone rang and, you want to guess who it was? I can't mention his name here because of national security concerns but, use your imagination.

He said it was good to talk to me again and he'd try to do most of what I suggested concerning the President.
Boy, what a guy!

We talked for about ten minutes. He asked my further advice about things concerning our Nation; what to do, how to do it and to whom to do it and when. In the next seven minutes I told him everything I knew. I could hear his secretary in the background scribbling everything down so's he wouldn't miss anything.

I noticed Chico the Wonder Dog watching intently as I spoke to the 'him'. I looked at him, "Would you like to take notes?"
He looked at me, "I'm not your f#$%@^g secretary!" And he was gone. I let him go.

Anyhow, I got back to my conversation and told 'him' I had to go and I thanked 'him' for calling. He apologized for waiting so long to answer my e-mail and told me to tell Donna Hello.

He said, "The 'big guy'and Laura say to tell you they really enjoy your blogs, for the most part."(except the posts about him)

"Oh," he added, "and tell Chico the Wonder Dog that 'you-know-whos' dog, Barney, says Hello."

I thanked him again and said goodbye and hung up.

It was a nice and fruitful conversation and I have a feeling that things will begin to get better for us all very soon.


Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cosby Tells It Like It Is...

This is for my black friends and relatives. I got it by e-mail. Check it out! I did.

Bill Cosby Speaks Can't Blame White People, by BILL COSBY They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk And then I heard the father talk. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads!

You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics!

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa.
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back!

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs.

We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids saying, “ you are hurting us!”
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard!

We cannot blame the white people any longer.
It is not for media or anyone of this time anymore to say whether I'm right or wrong! It is time, ladies and gentlemen, to look at the numbers:
Fifty percent of our children are dropping out of high school.
Sixty percent of the incarcerated males happen to be illiterate.
There's a correlation.

Tell the media to stop asking me what I think about people who don't believe what I'm saying or feel that I'm too harsh or feel that I'm just running my mouth because I'm old!

Seventy percent of the teenagers pregnant happen to be African American girls!

Don't ask me to soften my message"
Bill Cosby