November 8, 2008

Heading to the Left Coast.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 3:25 pm

This has to be a quickie, because I am using Ken’s (my bodyguard’s) computer. Why, you ask? It is because I again have no internet access. I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with a Comcast support person, who couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get online, because, according to her, my modem is fine. I think all the noodling around at her direction may have made things worse. The wind up is that Comcast will come to The House by the Parkway on Wednesday and I will be offline until then.

As it happens, Wednesday is OK, because I am heading off to the Left Coast tomorrow (business) and will return Tuesday evening.

The Young lady at Comcast was very nice, and I assured her that I understood that my connectivity problems were not her fault I did ask her to remind her management that, for me, Verizon FIOS is one phone call away.

Anyway, I have to get ready for an early morning flight.

Play nice.

November 7, 2008

The Service Department, Yet Again.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:56 pm

This morning I proceeded to the Dealer’s Service Department in order to obtain regular preventative maintenance on the Big, Fat, Black Capitalist Car. I’m no stranger to the place, having previously written about my visits here, here and here.

What I will share with you are literally scratchpad notes I made while sitting in the waiting room. The thoughts may be disjointed, but that’s just way it is.

Dammit! The television is on. I brought a book, and there are magazines on a coffee table, but nobody reads. Everyone sits and stares at the goddamned television. Is it possible for people to survive thirty minutes in a chair without staring into a goddamned television set? Too loud and too distracting to read. I took Mrs. Parkway’s car for service, and that dealer offers a “Quiet Room.” The availability of a “Quiet Room” may well be dispositive with respect to my next choice in vehicles.

Ack! MSNBC is on. Is this more or less annoying than, say, Regis or Judge Somethingorother? Tough call. They’re all right up there with a root canal.

Big, big, big MSNBC story: Former McCain staffers dish dirt on Sarah Palin! Perfect story for MSNBC. They get to continue to shit on Sarah Palin, but lay the blame on McCain people. BONUS! They get to say what shits the McCain people are. Damned near spit out my complimentary lousy coffee.

Ah, the subject now is Mr. Obama’s pick of Rahm Emmanuel, a former Clintonista and a known super-partisan hit man as Whitehouse Chief of Staff (Reach across the aisle, my arse). The host wonders aloud (strictly for rhetorical effect), “Critics are asking whether this is consistent with President-Elect Obama’s promise of a different kind of administration, a more inclusive administration [blah blah]?”

The question is answered by a parade of peeps, all justifying why Rahm Emmanuel is a solid choice. The Grand Marshall of the Parade was Hillary Clinton, who gushed about what a fine fellow Rahm Emmanuel is. I wonder if, by saying that, she is doing a favor for Obama or her old pal Rahm. As my Constitutional Law professor used to say, “To ahsk the question is to ahnswer it.”

The host (damned if I know who he is) announces that Barack Obama will give his first press conference later today. He continues, “MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will bring it to you.” Chris Matthews ought to be required to wear a slobber cup on his face when he talks about Obama. He’s beyond disgusting.

Notable Commercial Break: I don’t know whether you get to see the New York Times ads for the “Weekender” edition of the paper. Apparently, you can subscribe to the paper and only receive it on the weekends. I wouldn’t know, because I would sooner light money on fire than pay to read the New York Times. Anyway, the twenty-something, snot-nosey elitist pukey, yuppie woman smiles and says, “There’s the week, the weekend and then there’s The Weekender.” This is followed by a series or Upper West Side twenty-something racially diverse turds talking about how swell it is to get “THE PAPER” on the weekends, the subliminal message being that if you don’t read the New York Times, you must be some kind of mental defective. Every time I see it, I have a hard time not throwing something at the TV. (I guess you had to be there.)

Holy shit! Breaking news! Beyoncé will attend the inauguration! I had awakened Tuesday night worrying about whether Beyoncé would be on the case for the inauguration.

“Sir your car is ready.”

Free at last.

November 6, 2008

Election Aftermath.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:57 pm

Several friends called me since the election to make sure that I hadn’t thrown myself in front of a speeding train. Let me say that, other than the frustration of losing internet access on election night (thank screw you, Comcast), and other than the dramatic spike in my alcohol consumption and a dramatic plummet of my happy quotient, I am fine coping.

I am still reeling from the election results, so my thoughts remain somewhat disjointed. But, here are a few snapshots of the kinds of things that are swirling around in my cruller at the moment:

Barack Obama
I believed during the campaign and I believe now that, as President, Mr. Obama, a lifelong leftist and class warfare artist, who has accomplished nothing other than winning elections and who has made no secret of his intentions to redistribute wealth, to gut the military, to increase the size and reach of the federal government and to tax the nation into prosperity, will be a disaster of major proportions to the Republic. The country has elected a man to serve as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, who, by virtue of his past associations, would not be granted a security clearance (as I previously have said) to mop the floors at CIA Headquarters. It is astounding to me.

As I sit here, I cannot think of a single position stated by Mr. Obama with which I agree. There must be one. Gotta be at least one. … Nope. It looks like I’ll have to get back to you on that.

The Press
Perhaps the saddest thing about this election is the death of anything resembling objective news reporting. The mainstream media was too busy slobbering all over The One to spend any time properly vetting him. There was no serious effort to learn about Obama’s activities while he attended Columbia or Harvard or while he served in the State Senate, or worked in his law practice. Someone applying for a middle management job in a corporation has to furnish precisely that type of information and yet the country has “hired” a president without any of it. Astonishing.

The press did manage to swing into rapid action and spring loose hoards of reporters to descend upon Wasilla to seek out dirt on Sarah Palin. In no time, they broke the blockbuster tanning bed story – that is when they weren’t engaged in grotesque speculation about who did and who did not pass through Governor Palin’s birth canal.

News organizations also showed their class and their investigative power when in twenty-four hours they essentially eviscerated a private citizen (with the help of Obama-supporting government workers), whose transgression was asking a question of The One, which caused The One to actually answer truthfully. Disgusting.

The Reality
The reality is that Barack Obama won the election and will be the country’s next President. Yes, I believe he won with the help of a fawning mainstream media, questionable voter registration tactics and boatloads of money, but win he did. Power will peacefully transfer, and that’s a wonderful thing. Is he my President? Yes he is, even though I agree with nothing he stands for. That’s the way it works.

So, like it or not, we are all in this together particularly if the nation’s security is threatened by today’s enemies, who don’t discriminate when it comes to their desire to kill Americans. It matters not to them whether you are rich, poor, middle-class, Christian, Jew, white, black, brown, yellow, red, Democrat or Republican. We pray that, in such circumstances, our President has the wisdom and courage to do what is right for all Americans.

November 3, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:26 pm

At this point, there is nothing I can write, whether intended to be funny or intended to be serious, that would change the mind of anyone who plans to vote for Barack _____ Obama. If you have chosen to vote that way, I figure that you are either: (a) an ivory tower type who actually thinks redistribution of wealth is a swell idea, (b) a person who feels the need to do something to prove to others and possibly to yourself that you lack racial animus, (c) a person who truly believes that Barack _____ Obama will deliver the eternally longed-for free lunch, or (d) a well meaning person who simply is not fully informed. If you fall into the (d) category I blame, to use Stanley Kurtz’s term, the “malfeasance” of the Mainstream Media. I believe that if you were properly informed, you would reconsider.

So, to those of you who believe in self-determination, capitalism, free-enterprise, a strong work ethic, private property, limited government, and the principle that everyone has a right to “pursue” happiness, please vote tomorrow.

For those of you who believe that government should provide for your every want or need from cradle to grave, please vote on Wednesday.

That is all.

November 2, 2008

Dogette Kicks Ass.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:31 pm

A most righteous rant. Go read.

New Farookin’ Jersey?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:46 am

McCain ahead in New Jersey with undecideds (whoever they are) breaking for McCain 4 to 1? Can this be true? I sure as hell hope so.

Via C&S

November 1, 2008

Tigerhawk on Being Called “Selfish.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:02 pm

TigerHawk, one of New Jersey’s premier bloggers, and a person I have had the distinct honor of hanging with on two occasions, is a friendly guy with a wonderful sense of humor. He brings careful and dispassionate analysis to the many entries he posts.

With that said, he was not happy with the insinuation by Barack ______ Obama that anyone who opposes Barack ______ Obama’s tax plan (which would include Yours Truly) is “selfish.” How do I know this?

TigerHawk actually dropped the F-Bomb.

Thanks, TH. I couldn’t have said it better.

His Wingmen.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:53 am

Men who flew with him and who were held captive with him in North Vietnam, speak up for Senator McCain in Wingmen for McCain.

Go read. NOW. Then, pass it along.

Thanks to my friend, Brian the Air Force Vet.

“If I Help Him, He’s Gonna Help Me.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:23 am

Pathetic? Sickening? Enraging? Terrifying?

All of the above.

If Barack _____ Obama wins, this woman will be in for quite a shock in January.

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