Thursday, August 08, 2013

Daddy's Girls- Wow that was a fast 10 or 11 years!


Monday, January 14, 2013

NY TO ORDER 'ALL VOTERS' LICENSED EVERY 5 YEARS

Drudge headline : NY TO ORDER 'ALL GUN OWNERS' LICENSED EVERY 5 YEARS... http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/14/ap-sources-new-york-has-tentative-deal-on-gun-control/
 I could almost agree to licensing every gun owner, if every VOTER were licensed.
 A licensed voter should have the same level of self control, knowledge & competence as gun owners are required to have with their weapons.
 Ballots are greater than bullets, historically have led to greater destruction, and should be handled with greater care.
Before you get angry and indignant about 'voter's rights' you should know this, the natural right to self protection (keeping and bearing arms) is protected from infringement by the 2nd Amendment.
There is no constitutional right to vote.
(http://www.usconstitution.net/constnot.html#vote)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Twas the night before SCOTUS

Twas the night before SCOTUS,
and throughout Twittersphere,
2/3 rds are hopeing -overturn will be here !

@delrayser put out cookies and milk
Ginsberg's lactose intolerant,
he'll leave her some Silk.

@jamestaranto cant sleep , with excitement he's filled,
keeps HA HA HA HA-ing till each lefty is drilled.

When what to my twinkling monitor appears
but thousands of Tweets saying SCOTUS draws near

Chief Justice Roberts,
leaps out of his sled
with a thousand page decision
"Obamacare's dead"

Then he jumps to the limo ,
away he does dash,
as Barack's crown achievement
comes down with a crash.

"Down death panels,
down mandates,
down HHS discretion"
 and Progs did cry out ,
from every direction.

and as commerce clause faded
 in morning's new light,
Thank you SCOTUS from all
 for getting this right.

---I hope.
Crap, I'm turning into Aaron Sorkin
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/06/26/aaron_sorkin_s_the_newsroom_on_hbo_more_evidence_that_liberalism_is_losing,

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

There's No "I " In Teamster

Song Lyrics from Nat.lampoon's "There's no "I" in Teamster"
Presented in honor of the Labor Day threat from Junior Hoffa:


There's no "I " in Teamster cause Teamsters are a team
There's no "I " in Teamster, it is a union dream
There's no "I " in Teamster, there is an "M"& "E"
'Cause Teamsters were made for you and me!

There's an "R" and "A" in Teamster, there also is a "T"
But there are no rats in Teamster, they disappear magically
We're a brotherhood of men who share a common line,
That's why Teamsters have no rats.

There's "S","A","M" in Teamster you can be sure of that,
I' ve known a lot of fine 'Sam' s , not one of them was a rat,
Except for Sam Gravada , who turned State's evidence
And Sammy The Rat they turned up dead.

There's no "I " in Teamster cause Teamsters are a team,
You're 'wid' us or 'agin' us, there is no in between,
It's better to be with us, you can just ask Sammy The Rat,
If you could make his headless body talk,
If you could make his headless body talk!

~~~Zune , Rhapsody, and Amazon have this avaliable, if you want the tune,
the rest of the album looks awful, though...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Captain America

Saw it with my Wife, High School aged daughters at midnight last night.
My Wife liked the romance, the girls loved the movie,

I did too.

Honor.
Valor.
Duty.
Self-sacrifice.
All of these patriotic virtues are displayed by the 90 lb. Steve Rogers.
I got a little misty eyed at scenes in Camp Lehigh from that gutsy, determined underdog.
When he gets transmogrified into Captain America, the hero he has always been on the inside becomes visible to all.
Nice Stan Lee cameo. Nuff said.
Do stay all the way through the stirring music in the credits to see a preview of 'The Avengers'.
.MINOR SPOILER ALERT
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The Girls weren't familiar with the story, and were a little confused by the ending in the modern day and ( as avid romance novel readers) were sad that Steve missed his dance.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Growthless recovery

I'll take Bush's "Expanding Recession"
http://t.co/c00mnvG" over Obama's
"Growthless Recovery" http://t.co/S6XLoDN

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Everybody say freedom !


"Happy Happy Happy #4thofjuly"

I love to see the fresh patriotism of immigrants.
It gives me hope for the future of America.
It's a Beautiful country.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Limerick

Obama was raised Indonesian,

As a young man lived quite Dionysian.

From Wright, Ayers, Dohrn,
Alinsky; he learned scorn

For governance not strictly Keynesian.

-Terry_Jim
www.thelazyhalfsranch.blogspot.com

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creats a vision for tomorrow.

-Melody Beattie

For the past 9 years, Bellevue,NE Wal-Mart associates design, plot, and till a mile-long message to the men and women flying in and out of Offutt AFB:


"Shotton said his message offers gratitude for the pilots and flight crews who take off and land from nearby Offutt Air Force Base. He said the people at the base have christened the area Freedom Fields.

"Thank you for freedom," he said. "Again, we take that for granted so many times, and thank God we live in a country we do, and thank God you all are doing what you do." "

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Review of Window Lift Motor

Originally submitted at Advance Auto Parts

Product Features:

  • 100% computer-tested at 3 points during the manufacturing process
  • Engineered for reliable performance
  • Assembled with precisely the correct amount of lubricant
  • Designed for quiet operation and a l...


Learn from my FAIL

By Terry_Jim from Council Bluffs,IA on 10/10/2010

 

3out of 5

Pros: Fits and functions

Cons: Reuse old bolts clips, Difficult to attach reg

Car & Truck: Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

A fine , fitting, functional motor, BUT: If you haven't done this job before, buy the entire regulator and motor for easy installation. Otherwise,first tape window closed, remove old motor-without removing regulator- install new motor on door, use 2 hands to release spring tension from regulator, and 2 hands to remove the plastic spool and whatchamacallit from the old unit and put on new.
I was 2 hands short, and the spool came unwound, resulting in an epic struggle that caused me to buy the entire unit- which comes with new bolts and door panel clips, neither of which come with this motor.

(legalese)

My Review of Window Regulator

Originally submitted at Advance Auto Parts

Dorman Window Regulators are direct replacements that have been redesigned to improve known failure points.


Don't just buy motor, BUY THIS

By Terry_Jim from Council Bluffs, IA on 10/10/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Includes EVERYTHING, Easy To Use

Cons: Fragile Door panel clips

Car & Truck: Casual Driver

I bought just a motor, but the regulator came apart when I was installing it. after an epic 3 hour battle, I purchased this. Unlike the plain motor, this kit has everything you need- new bolts for the motor and regulator, new door panel clips, heck, even the bag it comes in can be used to replace torn up plastic lining the door. If you havent done this before, you wont save money by buying the barebones replacement motor. If it's time to replace the motor, replace the regulator too and save yourself some time and struggle.

(legalese)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

YOU BLEW IT UP!! , Oh , never mind...




You half expect to see Charlton Heston beating the sand here , don't you ?

"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time it was... We finally, really, did it. YOU MANIACS!
YOU BLEW IT UP! AH DAMN YOU!..."

Around the bend from our place, on the new beautiful 24th Street bridge over Interstate 80
in Council Bluffs, the Iowa West Foundation (the philanthropic organization funded by casinos) has paid $3,000,000 to erect 4 pointy,twisted, partialy rusty structures.

When we saw the first rusty, jagged spires of "Odyssey" erected, the kids said that they looked like the Shards-O-Glass pops in the satiric anti-tobacco ad.

The bridge is at the first exit in Iowa on Eastbound I-80 from Omaha, Nebraska.
I thought those prickly things were like wrapping Council Bluffs' (and Iowa's) welcome mat with barbed wire.



Title: Paley’s “Odyssey” Creates a Destination in Council Bluffs, Iowa from Iowa West Public Art on Vimeo.


The artwork is complete, and NOW I see the important artistic statement in the completed structures. There is a message of warning here, and "Odyssey" is the perfect name.

As Circe warned Odysseus about the Sirens in Homer's "Odyssey" (Thanks, Yahoo search) Paley's "Odyssey" sculpture warns travelers what happens to those who follow the siren call.
















They look like shipwrecks.

Consider the shipwrecked lives of gambling addicts- the folks casinos depend on for as 30%-50% of their revenue.
It took Tens of Millions of dollars lost at casinos for IowaWest Foundation to spend $3 Million to fund this display, making Paley's Odyssey fitting, and an ironic bite of the hand that fed him.

Art,It IS indeed.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

BP Gulf Claims Money

BP has pledged $20 Billion to help pay for the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident.

President Obama has instructed that BP not be involved with the distribution of that money.

If you believe you have a claim which is
not being paid adequately,
or in a timely manner,
call the Gulf Repayment Hotline:
202-456-1414
-a tip of the hat to Rich Galen, http://www.mullings.com/
BP How to make a claim BP clean up fund BP reembursement money BP damages BP oil spill claims

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Miss Teen Beauty Queen

Making Dad Proud.

Note the "tan line" where her gloves were.

Go, go, goalie!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Worry ?

To paraphrase LBJ,
When the latest MAD Magazine arrived in the Oval Office,
BHO said, "Well, that's it.
If we've lost Alfred E. Neuman,
we've lost the idiots."

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Monday, February 01, 2010

The National Debt Road Trip


The folks at Political Math likens the growth of government debt to a road trip.

For most of the first 150 years the car idled along at 5mph
Then in the depression and WWII FDR upped it to 40 mph.
Truman backed down the debt at -20 mph
Avg. was 3 mph till Reagan 50mph.
GHWB 63 mph
Clinton 18 MPH
GWB 64 mph the fastest in history.

Obama's own 8 year plan
shows that he plans to drive the debt car at 174 mph.

My brother said "Obama accelerates to 174,
puts his feet up on the dash and complains at how fast the last guy was speeding ! "
See the video here:
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/27/video-the-national-debt-road-trip/

Another great illustration:


http://dctrawler.dailycaller.com/2010/02/01/a-simple-five-step-process-for-understanding-the-deficit-and-peoples-reactions-to-it/comment-page-2/#comments

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Misplaced obsession

A CNN report: thousands of Avatar fans write in an internet fan forum that they are depressed, even suicidal when they find that real reality is not as fantastic as a fantasy CGI cartoon movie.

In related news, from the Night At The Museum forum:
"Why can't dinosaur bones and wax figures come to life after sunset?
I may end it all."

In related news, from the Princess and the Frog forum:
"Why can't I live as a frog in a swamp with an alligator who plays the trumpet like Louis Armstrong?
I could just die."

In related news, from the Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel forum:
"Why don't the chipmunks in my neighborhood sing and dance, instead of biting, clawing, and peeing all over my hands when I try to put them in the clothes I made for them?
I'm going to jump off a bridge."

Seriously, though, can I get a pair of Barcaloungers upholstered in Na'vi hide? Because if you can't live in a world with furniture covered in blue leather flecked with otherworldly bioluminesence, why would you want to live?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Generosity

Police stop generous Ind. 5th-grader with $10,000
(AP) – 22 hours ago

SELMA, Ind. — Police say a fifth-grader handed out about $300 to others on the bus ride to his eastern Indiana school. Problem is, they say, the cash was among some $10,000 he took from his grandparents' safe.

Delaware County Sheriff George Sheridan says the boy was riding the bus to Selma Elementary School when he handed out the money on Friday, the last school day before Christmas vacation began.

Children who received the ones, fives and twenties told teachers and the principal, and the sheriff's department was called.

Officers found the boy carrying the rest of the cash, which was returned to his grandparents. Police weren't certain what he intended to do with the money or how he got it from the safe.
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The boy misses the point of generosity.
Is it a gift if it costs the giver nothing?

In a related story, the Senate votes this morning for a 'generous' health care take over that will cost them nothing, as they and their staff, and their families wont participate in it.
It builds a framework for the sort of liberty stifling, European styled, soft fascism that will cost my children, and their children, the American Dream- Freedom to succeed or fail .

You will hear the Senate majority call this a "Christmas gift" to Americans, a newsie already called Senate passage,"A Christmas gift to the President". They have that Selma,IN 5th grader's understanding of gifts. They are reaching into the pockets of unborn generations to give this. It cost them nothing except an extension of the usual 3 day work week of the Senate.

Generosity? Look at the Christmas story for true generosity.

The God who made us,
willingly gave of himself,

gave his Son.

We, the undeserving needy
can turn to Him ,
and receive his gift:

Redemption, Salvation, New Life.
Precious gifts
that cost Him the lifeblood of His Son.

Freely given, freely received.

Merry Christmas, friends.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Big 'Ol Box Of Rocks

I'm sure I speak for big brothers everywhere when I say,
"Nuh Uh, Santa. She's lyin' !!!"

Presented in UltraTechnaVistaPana Lazy Half S Vision


Too cute, "Box Of Rocks" by the Song Trust.
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Here is a beautiful song called "Bring Him Home, Santa".

You will cry,
it's O.K.

You're welcome,
Merry Christmas.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Opposite of Depression

A psychologist, noting the upswing in counseling appointments around the holidays said something profound-
"The opposite of depression isn’t ‘Yippee!’
The opposite of depression is gratitude."

Read this article.

Happy Thanksgiving Day !!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hey, I got one ahead of the curve!!

It isn't often you can visit here
and read something ahead of the curve
(or even a recent post)
and don't think it will happen again, but it happened September 14th.
read " O "- The Mini Series.
The only thing missing are styrofoam columns.

THIS WEEK catches up.

A platter of fresh Guinea pigs for them!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Never knew they were getting $billions in my stimulus bill.

"Knock, Knock."

Who's there?


"ACORN."

"ACORN who??"


"C'mon, Mr President, open the door!"

Monday, September 14, 2009

If you disagree with this post , you are a RACIST!!

So many racists in the music world..

Kanye West tries to restore the MTV Female Video Award to its rightful owner, and he is met with a backlash that is obviously based in racism. People mag reports:


Stars watching the show and tweeting immediately posted their thoughts on the incident. "Kanye needs to learn how to wait his turn," Zac Hanson wrote. "I am sure he will get plenty of mic time to say something stupid later in the show."
Wait his TURN ! What do you mean by THAT? Kanye doesn't have to follow the MAN's clock , when he has something stupid to say, it IS Kanye's turn.



Country singer John Rich went even further with his tweet: “KanyeWest is a lowlife. He needs to have his @@@ kicked in the middle of the stage right now! What a piece of @@@@!!! Go TAYLOR SWIFT.”
See there, a 'Rich ' white man puts Kanye down and threatens to lynch him .

Pink, who was also nominated for best female video, tweeted: “Kanye west is
the biggest piece of s– on earth. Quote me.” And Katy Perry followed suit: “F– U
KANYE. IT'S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN.”

Look girls, Kanye just thought it would be better to spread the award around to people who didn't win it, you know, like the President told that white plumber Joe that he wants to spread around Joe's stuff. If you are against THAT, you are an obvious racist.

Speaking of the President, Drudge reported an ABC reporter’s tweet quoting Obama as saying “Kanye is a jackass” . That's two Presidents in a row that 'hate black people' by Kanye's count.

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

"O" - This Fall on A B C

It looks like the Obama worship will be parodied by none other than ABC this fall.

See this preview in which:


the world awakens to new overlords hovering above the populace like czars or commisars,

a charming face and soft demeanor disguise an agenda obvious to a few though invisible to most,

young people are enthralled by the 'coolness' of the leader who is worshiped for spreading "hope" and gifts,

the 'watchdog' press has its choke chain jerked,

those who won't bow the knee are not reasoned with but chided for refusing 'change',

false messiah topples a symbol of THE Messiah,

and the soft, cuddly hope and change army reveals a cold-blooded reptilian core.
 
Watch it here.

Looks like the only things left out are Styrofoam Greek columns

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pray for your President.

...besides, class, decorum and propriety far beyond that of leftists,
this is the reason that assassination chic hasn't caught on with
the right in Obama's term like it did during George W. Bush's administration.

Long life to you , Mr. President.