Archives February 2014

BITCH, BITCH, BITCH

We all bitch about something, sometime, somewhere…little annoyances ( and big ones). Here are eleven issues that are at the top of my everyday list.

1. Retail Charity Traps.

I am offended when drug stores, super markets and other retail outlets are required to ask customers “Would like to donate to…such and such?” First, that puts the shopper in an uncomfortable position of saying “no” thus presenting an air of being insensitive. Second, it is presumptuous to draw shoppers into a trapped scenario to ask for charity donations. Three, retailers have no idea if a shopper is dirt poor or if she/he is contributing millions to charity already. It’s wrong, they should all stop the trap-begging at the register.

2. Screaming kids.

I have kids, I love kids. But I don’t love screaming kids especially when we are in a public place like a movie house, restaurant or shopping establishment where we have an expectation of being free from public disturbance. They are not cute. They are not entitled to impede myenjoyment at a restaurant where we are paying small or large sums of money to enjoy a socialouting. Some parents are thoughtful and take their kids outside. Other parents are depolorable thinking nothing of disturbing others.

3. Mega-loud Radio Music.

One day, I’m going to pull along side a car full of Justin Bieber types, open my window and blast Beethoven’s 5th as loud as the radio will go. This has nothing to do with the type of music one prefers, it has to do with plain rudeness. Some folks, particularly in the senior variety, have an aversion to high-decibel noise. It’s no less than disturbing the peace.

4. Coming Out:

Every week, it seems we hear about some movie star, singer, sports athlete or politician who has “come out,” ordained like heroes by the media. I think I speak for most folks when I say: I don’t give a damn. What someone does with the sex organs behind closed doors, and with whom, is none of my concern and neither should it be headlines for public consumption. Sex life is a private matter, but sadly, not in the 21st century, particularly if homosexuality is part of the equation.

5. Tattoos and Piercings:

I know I’m considered old fashioned and out of touch old fogey, but I matter as a citizen just as much as anyone. When I see someone whose arms, back and neck are covered with tattoos and their faces are impaled with metal objects in lips, eyebrows, nostrils…and who knows where else…it makes me wonder how much time they spend looking at themselves in the mirror every day.

6.   Cell Phone Addicts:

Families sit at a table, mute, devices in hand, texting, playing games, talking on the phone, while no one pays any attention to each other, and we wonder what has happened to our ability to interact and communicate. Kids are provided devices as mechanical baby sitters so moms and dads are free to text and talk. People who use devices for photos, texting and video at theater events are grossly inconsiderate of others.

7. Hanging Pants:

Boys who wear their pants below their underwear should be arrested and charged with indecent exposure. It is offensive and a public insult.

8. Rap Music:

It’s an oxymoron. Yes, there’s always a beat, but I never hear any music. Rappers are notorious for getting in trouble by committing criminal acts, a horrible role model for kids of all ages and races. Much of the rap culture is laden with foul language, sex and hate rhetoric, particularly toward cops and parents. It’s inconceivable that parents not only endorse junk music, they often listen as well giving validity to a culture that is rude, crude and reeking of depravity.

9. Movies and Rock Stars who Glorify Drugs:

It’s all about the money, values be damned. More than ever, we are seeing recording stars and Class A motion pictures depicting drug use as a cool behavior, with subliminal messages that countermand everything and anything their parents and other family members are trying to teach.

10. Telemarketers:

Should absolutely be banned. Same with poll takers, political hacks, snake-oil sales people and anyone else who use a personal phone number to trap you into a pitch you don’t want to hear. Not everyone can easily grab a ringing telephone due to physical restrictions, yet they try and then find themselves begging to be left alone. It’s more than an annoyance, it is a violation of privacy.

11. Politicians Who Lie:

When elected officials takes an oath of office to uphold and protect the constitution, they are swearing to tell the truth. When he/she lies for political expediency, it is tantamount to committing perjury. Once a politician knowing tells a falsehood, he/she should be removed from office as untrustworthy.

There are certainly more, but these are at the top of my list. How about you?

JUSTIN BIEBER : SPHINCTER OF THE MONTH, JAN 2014

 SPHINCTER OF THE MONTH

             January 2014

Justin Bieber, age 19

This month was an easy pick.

Young folks who find great fame and success are often seen wallowing in self love and depravity, thinking they are somehow more important and better than the average person. The selection for January of 2014 showed what a true fool he really is by anointing himself above the law in a Miami Beach residential neighborhood, embarking on a drag race (60 mph in a 30 zone) in his ostentatious Lamborghini. When stopped by the cops, he was less than polite, delivering a barrage of expletives to the officers before being hauled in for DUI. He was also allegedly under the influence of marijuana and prescription drugs while driving with an expired license. He was also charged with Resisting Arrest. Bieber was arrested with R&B singer, Khalil Amir Sharieff.

Other reports have come in claiming he had raced his car earlier in Miami at speeds up to 130 mph.

Well, why not. He’s Justin Bieber, rich and famous. How did he get rich? He sings.

Bieber is also under investigation for egging his neighbors house in California last month to the tune of $20,000 in damages, a felony.

Bieber is also being charged with assaulting a Limo driver in Toronto, Canada, in December 2013.

Then there’s this:

A couple weeks after the arrest in Miami, Bieber chartered a private plane to go to NYC to attend Super Bowl parties. According to news reports, the pilots and flight attendant claimed that Bieber and his entourage were abusive during the flight, puffing freely on joints and filling the aircraft with so much smoke that the pilots had to wear oxygen masks to avoid a contact high and jeopardize their licenses over failing a drug test. According to the report, “The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana,” read a report obtained by NBC News. The captain also needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant. Justin’s father, Jeremy Bieber, was on the flight with the singer.

And what do Bieber’s parents have to say about their darling child? Basically, they defend him saying he has so many good qualities. She was recently quoted, “If Justin is struggling, don’t kick him when he’s down, or condemn him…pray for him.”

I have some comments for Justin Bieber’s parents:

Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber, I know how tough it is to have a wayward son, I have had one of my own. But he won’t be corrected by making excuses for him. If you were truly caring parents, you’d make a public statement that would piss him off, but in the long run it would be the best thing you ever did. Tough love’s not easy, but it can be effective. Here’s what you say: “Justin, we are ashamed of you. We are good and decent people, and you are growing into a miserable punk kid. The only people who respect you are dopers and sleazebags. Straighten out, stop embarrassing your mother and father, get help now, you can afford it. You are not invulnerable. Keep this up and you will one day end up lying on a bathroom floor just like Phillip Seymour Hoffman, only he will be remembered as a good and loving man. You won’t. Stop being a complete and total Sphincter.”

Will his parents be up front and honest?

Doubtful. Not as long as the cash cow keeps pumping.

Click here: Times Bulletin: Justin Bieber s arrest latest sign of trouble

Click here: Justin Bieber May Face Felony Charges Over Egging Incident | Music News | Rolling Stone

Click here: Justin Bieber Speeding — New Report Claims He Went 130 MPH In Miami – Hollywood Life

Click here: Justin Bieber Was Clocking 136 MPH Before Miami Beach Arrest: Report | Billboard 

 

 

THE MOTIVE FOR HOLDING UP THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

There is always more going on behind the scenes that we’re not privileged to know.  But that’s normal.

     What’s not normal, is the no-brainer issue of the Keystone Pipeline from Canada, which is destined to bring 20,000 more jobs to Americans and greater independence from being tethered to foreign oil.  It’s being held up by one man.

     Aye, there’s the rub. Having read often on this topic and even more about the background, history and relationships of our current president, it is not suprising to me that his loyalty may well be stronger toward the Saudi King, than to the American people. And, according to the article (linked below) by libertarian, John Myers, President Obama is mysteriously dragging his feet on the pipeline, despite many people in his party, including his own state department, urging him to sign off and let the oil start flowing before Canada tells us to fly a kite, and switches gears to China instead.

     Is this stupid, or what?

     Then again, while we truly don’t know all of Obama’s associations and motives in his earlier life, we know enough to conclude that he has had a chummy association with a myriad of Islamists and specifically, the Saudis long before he reached public office. It was an icon of the African-American poitco community and president of of the Manhattan Borough, Percy Sutton, who in 2008 acknowldged that he was indeed approached in the late 1980’s to write a letter of support to help smooth Obama’s entry into Harvard.  The person who brokered the deal was Khalid Al- Mansour, a radical Muslim attorney with very close ties to Prince al-Waleed bin Talil of Saudi Arabia.  Matter of fact, al-Mansour and the Saudis formed an international law firm; al-Waleed, al-Talal and al-Mansour. Here’s Mr. Sutton’s comments, and related artlce:

 Click here: Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

Could this be one of the reasons Mr. Obama is so adament about never releasing his college records? How his education was financed, and by whom? And what passports and birth records did he present then?

Meanwhile, after five years of foot-dragging, the Canadians are becoming very impatient. If we don’t do something soon, they will be redirecting their exports to other countries. Such is what John Baird, Foreign Minister for Canada, basically told the U.S. just one month ago.  Check it out:

 
We are sitting on a virtual gold mine, letting it slip out of our fingers. Not only is this an issue of oil indipendence and jobs, we’re snubbing our nose at our closest neighbor and greatest ally in the world.
 
All, because of one man.

Click here: Obama’s Energy Policies: Devotion To Abdullah And Derision Of Alberta : Personal Liberty™

 

 

 

O'REILLY VERSUS OBAMA: A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW

     Syndicated columnist Dana Milbank penned a recent article ( see link) lambasting Bill O’Reilly for being unfair to President Obama in the now-famous Super Bowl Day interview. Not surprising, and certainly subjective.
     What Mr. Milbank failed to point out, is that good journalism strives to elicit truthful answers on important issues, and when the journalist is limited to a ten-minute time frame, it leaves no time for lengthy discussion about anything, which is why O’Reilly had a short list of pointed questions, some of which were left hanging unanswered.
     The president’s forte’ is speechmaking. Knowing this, O’Reilly was in a position to present as many questions as possible without allowing a time-consuming filibuster.
     It was necessary for O’Reilly to interrupt the president. For example, he asked a question like: “Why didn’t you fire Sebelius, the secretary in charge of this?” (Re: Obamacare website fiasco) Obama dodged the question completely.
     “You know my main priority right now is to make sure that it delivers for the American people…” 
     So, O’Reilly interrupted again: “You’re not going to answer that?”
     To which, the president cited a litany of enrollment numbers, but nothing about Mrs. Sebelius. The president could have been more honest had he simply said, “I like Mrs. Sebelius, period.” End of discussion. Instead, he rambled about items unrelated to the question. Obama was simply not going to answer.  
     The president also tap danced around the question of when he was first informed that the Benghazi attack was terror related. That question still remains unresolved. Fortunately Obama did not retort, “What difference does it make?”
     The president dishonestly dodged another question, submitted by a citizen: “Mr. President, why do you feel it’s fundamentally necessary to transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?”
     Answer: “I don’t think we have to fundamentally transform the nation.”
     Pinocchio!
     O’Reilly: “But those were your words.”
     Fact:  Five days before the election of 2008, in Columbia, Missouri, Mr. Obama made a campaign speech which included:  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
     The president never addressed the question  
     But the president did manage to get in his jab at Fox News about the IRS scandal: “These kinds of things keep surfacing, in part, because you and your TV station promote them.” (These are qestions being asked by many millions of people Not a good time to be a cry baby.)
     When asked about the IRS fiasco, the president sloughed it off to a few boneheaded decisions in the field, claiming there was no mass corruption. Adding, “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”
     Really?
     O’Reilly should have countered, “But it is still an on-going investigation, the answers are still unknown. How can you make such a conclusion?”
     There were no softball questions, which other journalists are famous for. O’Reilly did his job well, considering his restraints. The columnist, Dana Milbank’s criticism should have been directed to the president for emulating Fred Astaire and wrongfully drawing conclusions about on-going investigations.
     To his credit, the president did agree to the interview knowing it would be contentious.  
     To his credit, Bill O’Reilly was not intimidated by the president and did his job without backing down.
Click here: Bill O’Reilly’s Obama interview showed a nation still divided – The Washington Post
Click here: TRANSCRIPT: Bill O’Reilly interviews President Obama | Fox News

O’REILLY VERSUS OBAMA: A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW

     Syndicated columnist Dana Milbank penned a recent article ( see link) lambasting Bill O’Reilly for being unfair to President Obama in the now-famous Super Bowl Day interview. Not surprising, and certainly subjective.

     What Mr. Milbank failed to point out, is that good journalism strives to elicit truthful answers on important issues, and when the journalist is limited to a ten-minute time frame, it leaves no time for lengthy discussion about anything, which is why O’Reilly had a short list of pointed questions, some of which were left hanging unanswered.

     The president’s forte’ is speechmaking. Knowing this, O’Reilly was in a position to present as many questions as possible without allowing a time-consuming filibuster.

     It was necessary for O’Reilly to interrupt the president. For example, he asked a question like: “Why didn’t you fire Sebelius, the secretary in charge of this?” (Re: Obamacare website fiasco) Obama dodged the question completely.

     “You know my main priority right now is to make sure that it delivers for the American people…” 

     So, O’Reilly interrupted again: “You’re not going to answer that?”

     To which, the president cited a litany of enrollment numbers, but nothing about Mrs. Sebelius. The president could have been more honest had he simply said, “I like Mrs. Sebelius, period.” End of discussion. Instead, he rambled about items unrelated to the question. Obama was simply not going to answer.  

     The president also tap danced around the question of when he was first informed that the Benghazi attack was terror related. That question still remains unresolved. Fortunately Obama did not retort, “What difference does it make?”

     The president dishonestly dodged another question, submitted by a citizen: “Mr. President, why do you feel it’s fundamentally necessary to transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?”

     Answer: “I don’t think we have to fundamentally transform the nation.”

     Pinocchio!

     O’Reilly: “But those were your words.”

     Fact:  Five days before the election of 2008, in Columbia, Missouri, Mr. Obama made a campaign speech which included:  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

     The president never addressed the question  

     But the president did manage to get in his jab at Fox News about the IRS scandal: “These kinds of things keep surfacing, in part, because you and your TV station promote them.” (These are qestions being asked by many millions of people Not a good time to be a cry baby.)

     When asked about the IRS fiasco, the president sloughed it off to a few boneheaded decisions in the field, claiming there was no mass corruption. Adding, “Not even a smidgen of corruption.”

     Really?

     O’Reilly should have countered, “But it is still an on-going investigation, the answers are still unknown. How can you make such a conclusion?”

     There were no softball questions, which other journalists are famous for. O’Reilly did his job well, considering his restraints. The columnist, Dana Milbank’s criticism should have been directed to the president for emulating Fred Astaire and wrongfully drawing conclusions about on-going investigations.

     To his credit, the president did agree to the interview knowing it would be contentious.  

     To his credit, Bill O’Reilly was not intimidated by the president and did his job without backing down.

Click here: Bill O’Reilly’s Obama interview showed a nation still divided – The Washington Post

Click here: TRANSCRIPT: Bill O’Reilly interviews President Obama | Fox News