It.s mid week again folks, too far along to remember fondly last weekend and too far from Friday to look forward in anticipation yet to the impending 3 day weekend. In short just more of the same old same old. So nose to the grind stone, shoulder to the wheel, first born to the oil companies, yadda….yadda….yadda..…Awww Screw That!
Human, Leprechaun, Dragon what’s the difference? after all, we’re ALL caffeine addicts under the skin! Now step away from the coffee pot before I hint to the Dragon that’s the last cup you’re drinking so he doesn’t get any more and you find out how a roasting coffee bean feels!!
Twelve things that a motorcycle can teach…
1. The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.
2. Four wheels might move the body…but two wheels move the soul.
3. I’d rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God than sitting in Church and thinking about my motorcycle.
4. Life may begin at 30…but it doesn’t get interesting until about 95….mph.
5. Midnight bugs taste just as bad as noontime bugs.
6. Sometimes it takes a whole tank of gas before you can think straight.
7. A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
8. Young riders pick a destination and go… old riders pick a direction and go…
9. When you are riding lead, don’t spit.
10. Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.
11. I’ve never seen a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist’s office.
12. Only Bikers know why dogs stick their heads out car windows.
Or as in the Dragon’s case it could be just be AFRC!
Yes I know Introspections are supposed to have a humorous ending. Yes I know there has been entirely too much deep serious material in this blog as of late. The problem is I was going to use this for a Last Word today until a certain lying liberal tried to distort facts WAY out of shape to make Obama look good as a comment on something in Monday’s issue and setting him and record straight as well as again pointing out that liberals will distort truth to suit their unsubstantiated version of reality took today’s Last Word spot.
Besides at least THIS will leave you with a good feeling.
I received this as an email and want to share it with all of you.
This isn’t a joke or cartoon; just something interesting to know…you may want to forward this on to others.
On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course. As usual the starters matched me with three other players.
After a few holes we began to get to know each other a bit. One
fellow was rather young and had his wife riding along in the golf cart with
him. I noticed that his golf bag had his name on it and after closer
inspection, it also said”wounded war veterans”. When I had my
first chance to chat with him I asked him about the bag. His response was
simply that it was a gift. I then asked if he was wounded and he said yes.
When I asked more about his injury, his response was “I’d rather not
talk about it, sir”.
Over a few holes I learned that he had spent the last 15 months in an army rehabilitation hospital in San Antonio Texas. His wife moved there to be with him and he was released from the hospital in September. He was a rather quiet fellow; however, he did say that he wanted to get good at golf. We had a nice round and as we became a bit more familiar I asked him about the a brand new set of Ping woods and irons he was playing. Some looked like they had never been
hit. His response was simple. He said that this round was the first full round he had played with these clubs.
Later in the round he told me the following. As part of the discharge process from the rehabilitation hospital, Ping comes in and provides
three days of golf instruction, followed by club fitting. Upon discharge from the hospital, Ping gives each of the discharged veterans, generally about 40 soldiers, a brand new set of custom fitted clubs along with the impressive golf bags.
The fellow I met was named Ben Woods and he looked me in the eye and said that being fitted for those clubs was one of the best things that ever happened to him and he was determined to learn to play golf well enough to deserve the gift Ping had given him.
Ben is now out of the service, medically discharged just a month ago. He is as fine a young man as you would ever want to meet.
Ping has the good judgment not to advertise this program. God Bless America and the game of golf.
Not wanting to post something in error or that was unsubstantiated I attempted about 2 weeks ago to verify this on Snopes. Being unable to successfully locate it on their web site, after considerable time and effort, I was forced to submit it as a new rumor. I heard back today….
Let me just say that IF I played golf (another example f something we Irish thought up and taught the Scots to keep them out of our hair) this would STRONGLY motivate me to go out and buy an entire new set of PING clubs, even more so because they are doing it quietly and not for the publicity but for the vets.
The Top 5 Excuses for the Rapture Failing to Materialize
5> God was unable or unwilling to produce Jesus’s birth certificate.
4> Mom said to clean my room or NO RAPTURE.
3> God took the Jewish Sabbath day off to avoid a butt-chewing from the rabbi.
2> It did happen; God just thinks we all suck.
and The Number 1 Excuse for the Rapture Failing to Materialize…
1> Jesus still busy kicking bin Laden in the balls.
[ Copyright 2011 by Chris White/TopFive.com ]
I see where Harold Camping now says that was not the Rapture but the coming of Christ that happened on the 21st apparently the Rapture is now 5 months down the road now. IF Christ is here on Earth and anyone happens to see him would you please ask him to contact Impish or myself so we can have him do a guest Last Word before the Rapture. Thanks.
Ok, so maybe not so accidental as really cool, the important thing is I got to use it before Impish did. No that’s not me, if it was me I’d have a Stinger missile or one of those track mounted 20MM Phalanx cannons.
In Monday’s Last word I ran something sent to me by a friend regarding the number of jaunts taken by Obama and how last year Obama flew in Air Force One 172 times, almost every other day. This immediately caused one of his mindless liberal lemmings to attempt to “Blame it on Bush” by posting the following comment:
President Bush recently spent his 879th day at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, on March 11, 2008 according to http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/1…
Notice conveniently the link is broken so you cannot read the entire thing but ONLY the portion the liberals want you to, the part that makes Obama look good. IF you read it ALL you would see that its NOT a CBS article but simply something they picked up and clearly written by a liberal with an anti Bush agenda. See here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/11/politics/uwire/main3927378.shtml
Frankly this pissed me off for several reasons. Namely:
- The deliberately broken link and being arrogant enough to think I could not and would not track down the source of the article from the ample information given.
- The uber distortion of the fact via taking it totally out of context and the choice of facts which are blatantly in error and easily checkable to attempt once again to show Bush was incompetent and Obama is simply falsely maligned and misunderstood.
- The lack of respect for this blog and for the authors of it that this crude and amateurish attempt to once again shroud the Liberal’s Socialist Islam Appeasing Messiah in a coat of white wash bullshit.represents is quite frankly insulting and demeaning. Basically Don pissed on our legs and tried to tell us it was raining.
As I responded to Don:
Way to use figures out of context Don.
Did you point out you were comparing apples and oranges? NO. Just used figures so far out of skew that there is no basis for direct comparison to make your Democratic point seem valid right?
What do I mean? The tactic of comparing the numbers for someone on who at that point cited was in office for over 2200 days with someone who has been in office (as of today) 854 days.
There are other facts that skew your comparison as well that you conveniently ignored, forgot or failed to take into account because they make your side look good as well which I will now be forced to get into in my next last word to show just how big a turd you tried to pass off as the truth.
You want to debate us come with HONEST AND ACCURATE facts figures and information like a gentleman of integrity.
Don wants to put Obama’s numbers up against Bush’s. OK lets talk factual numbers on a LEVEL AND EQUAL field shall we? (I’ll bet those words have urine running down liberal legs all over right now!)
Lets get a simple one out of the way first shall we?
Let’s compare Presidential impact on the National Debit.
Bush in 8 years increased our National Debt $4.9 trillion. (Now doing a little math $4.9 trillion/8 years in office= $0.635 trillion per year).
Obama in his first 19 months in office increased the National Debt by $2.5260 trillion (or at a rate of 1.595 Trillion/ yr or better than 2.5 times the rate of Bush)!
Humm..interesting. How about another simple comparison before we get on to the hard stuff?
Let’s compare Presidential Golf Outings
Oh look! Someone has already done this one for us!
Obama ties Bush on golf
By: Patrick Gavin
October 25, 2009 09:33 PM EST Updated: October 25, 2009 09:36 PM EST
President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he’s already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years.
CBS’ Mark Knoller — an unofficial documentarian and statistician of all things White House-related — wrote on his Twitter feed that, “Today – Obama ties Pres. Bush in the number of rounds of golf played in office: 24.
Took Bush 2 yrs & 10 months.”
That’s 34 months for you math challenged ones out there, or roughly 4 times longer. The last round Bush played was on Oct. 13, 2003. President Bush has since explained that he stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Americans killed in the war in Iraq.
I think you are already getting the idea but for the sake of the slow on the uptake liberals with the nearly flat learning curves lets look at a few more cases shall we?
Bush Number Of Out Of Town Domestic Trips: 609 (in 8 years or approximately 76/yr.)
Obama made 65 domestic trips over 104 days
Bush Number Of Foreign Trips: 49 (in 8 years or approximately 6/yr. )
Obama six trips to eight countries in one year
Now before we continue we need to correct the blatant liberal lie espoused by Don.
As of January 20th 2010 Bush spent a grand total of 2920 days in office as President. According to the aforementioned Mark Knoller who is the CBS White House Reporter and an unofficial documentarian and statistician of all things White House-related, in those 2920 days Bush spent NOT 854 days but roughly 55% of that number,only all or part of 490 days, or roughly 60 days a year at his Crawford, Texas ranch. I would also point out that in those 490 days, President Bush hosted 20 Foreign Leader Visits including 2 by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Crown Prince at the time) and 2 by President Vicente Fox of Mexico.
Those don’t sound like vacations to me. plus I might point out that the Crawford Ranch already had a Secret Service presence and Presidential Level security which we were paying for regardless if he was there or not. Lets contrast that with Obamas flying all over the place trying to push his bullshit coated agendas down everyone’s throats for just one minute and ask which cost more to do not even considering the cost of flight time.
Bush also spent all or part of 487 days at Camp David, a place which I might add my remarks regarding security in Crawford applies to equally. It’s also a HELL of a lot closer to the White House than Chicago or Hawaii. Number Of Foreign Leader Visits To Camp David: 19, including 3 by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and 2 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Again doesn’t sound particularly vacation like to me! I’d also hazard a guess that a significant amount of planning for the “War on Terror” took place there because it was beyond the reach of the prying eyes and ears of the White House Press Corps.
The point is Don and the rest of you liberals out there, if you want to make comments of an opposing opinion nature, you are welcome and we in fact look forward to intelligent, factual and accurate discourse. By and large we are usually disappointed in this area but that’s how it goes, I fear it’s the nature of being either too far left or right of a Centrist position. It would seem the farther in any direction one ventures for Centrist the narrow the point of view and the more closed the mind to anything other than the view in your direction.Sadly there was a time ion the not so distant past this was not the case, I fear now that the era of civil discourse over opposing views with an eye towards compromise and solutions acceptable to all is swiftly going the way of the Dodo bird.
HOWEVER if you Democrats and Liberal think you can shovel bullshit at us and tell us it’s roses by misquoting, taking out of context, using facts known to be in error or comparing apples and oranges you are SERIOUSLY mistaken. We CAN and WILL gleefully and joyfully hand you your ass & head as we point out your deceptions and lies all the while making you look like the incompetent bungling fools you take us for.
Bibliography of facts shown here
CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller Offers A Numerical Assessment of the Bush Presidency
487 Days At Camp David For Bush