Friday, November 07, 2008

Premature adulation

Premature adulation.

Some gentle humor from here.

I will :
1st- Protect and defend the Constitution
2nd- Honor the office of President of the USA
and 3rd- respect the man in office.

If President Obama does not do #1 & #2
it will make #3 more difficult,
but I will oppose his ideas
and not tumble into the Buck FusH, or BusHitler style of
derangement the DU and KosKids have pumped up for 8 years.

God, Bless America.
God, Bless President-Elect Obama.

I Timothy 2:1-4

1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them;
intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings
and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked
by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants
everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

It was a Caesar, not an elected President that the Apostle was urging Timothy to pray for.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The good things about the Election

-The world's longest election season is over.
-Congressman Steve King (IA-5th) wins-re election
-40+ GOP Senators.( 42? If Al Franken gets in,
I will not spend another dime in MN. )
-Sarah Palin, an articulate,bright,conservative voice
is on the scene.
-3 ballot measures to define marriage = one man + one woman, are passing.
-Nebraska's measure to end racial preferences passed.
-Michell Bachmann is winning her house seat.
-Increased security.

-Time to stand on principle, regroup, fight on!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Hopeful Change, A Nationale ZivilSicherheitskraft

Basil at www.IMAO.US writes:
"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objective that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

What was that organization that Adolf Hitler had? Sturmabteilung? You know, the “Brown Shirts.”

Or maybe he wants to go straight to the Schutzstaffel, the “SS.”

Are those of us on the right the only ones that ever read books? Or that watched the Nazi shows on the History Channel instead of their “Search for Bigfoot” or “Roswell Uncovered” shows? Or that can think for ourselves?

Well sure, there are downsides to having the streets clogged with a civilian national security force. Let’s look on the plus side- a civilian national security force equal to the bad, bad military would be able to nuke Yosemite and bring about world peace, ala the IMAO.US author's famous “Nuke the Moon” thesis.
A civilian national security force is necessary to bring about peace, as Karl Marx famously said,”The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition of socialism.”

That term ‘civilian national security force’ is a bit wordy though.
So let’s try this.Babelfish translates the English “civilian national security force”to the German “Nationale ZivilSicherheitskraft”

That is quite the tongue tangler for us,
the (current) English speakers who could only say, “merci bocoup” when Europeans take over our country come to chat.
So, I modestly propose we call the “civilian national security force”
or “Nationale ZivilSicherheitskraft”by the first two letters of
NA tionale ZI vilSicherheitskraft”.


That’s much more hopeful and changy sounding, isn’t it?

Get out and VOTE!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two weeks

Two weeks until Obama
becomes the next President...
. Dewey.

The cries of 'certain victory' from NBC and Pelosi, Schumer,
and Reid are too soon.

The Grant Park Victory Speech and Transition Team selection
is premature. The ACORN voter fraud, foriegn campaign contributions,
and the 'spread the wealth around' comment to Joe Wurzelbacher and
the media lynching of the man are just too much.

The media bias and cocky presumption is turning
voters away from Obama. Americans like fair play and humility,OK-
not all Americans, but the demographic groups that show up to vote do.

The IBD TIPP poll was the most accurate in 2004,
and it shows a tightening race with huge McCain gains
among voters in the $30,000 to $75,000 income range.

There are a lot of 'Joe' s in that group.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Difference

Q : What's the difference between
a live Republican and a dead Republican?

A: In Illinois, dead Republicans
vote for Democrats.

Hat tip : "Trish"

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

logobama invites you to create your own logo using the famous blue doughnut with peppermint stripes. have fun!

Communists for Che-nge

Paid for by "Orcs for Change" a Section 527 Organization; George Sauron, Treasurer

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Next debate

Next debate-
Have Dan Rather read insane
questions and accusations from KosKids.

It would sure beat watching Bob Schieffer
try to stay awake by sucking all the oxygen
out of the room a la Brokaw.

Obama would tiptoe through the mine field
of not alienating his moonbat base-
while trying not to sound like one of them.

And, McCain might look conservative.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Debate in the Age of Obama

Vice Presidential debate “moderator” Gwen Ifill's book:
“Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
Will include a CD with this song sung by the author
and the 5th Dimension:

The Age Of Obama

Ban Ki-moon is worshiped in New York,
burn no more gas in our cars.
Barack will heal the planet,
with big buck$ raised by the stars!

This is the dawning of the Age of Obama,
Age of Obama,Obama!

Free from thought and understanding,
Touchy-feely rule abounding.
No more rich men or religions,
in our Leader’s Marxist visions.
Change us to a new direction,
ACORN running all elections.
Oba-ha-ma, Oba-ha-ma!!

The moon and space belongs to China ,
Middle East oil owned by the Tsar.
Barack will heal our planet,
with surrender near and far!

This is the dawning of the Age of Obama,
Age of Obama,Obama!

Let the One shine,
Let the One shine in
The One shine in…..

McCain's -bias? I don't see no steenking bias-
comments about Ms.Ifill is just spin.

He knows Gov. Palin will mop the floor with Lunchbox Joe's plugged scalp,
and perhaps Ms.Ifill will write
Breakthrough: Politics and Gender in the Age Of Palin.

If she had written THAT book ,
she would not be moderating the debate.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Constitution Day

The Constitution of The United States of America, MY community organizer.


Mark Alexander wrote: "A Living Constitution for a Dying Republic"

Our Constitution was written and ratified "in order secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" as set forth in the Declaration of Independence "endowed by their Creator." It established a Republic intended to reflect the consent of the governed, a nation of laws, not men.

At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was asked if the delegates formed "a republic or a monarchy." He responded, "A republic if you can keep it."

We have all but lost it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The media's Messiah returns to Jerusalem

Drudge reports a 12 minute Obamessiah visit to the Western or Wailing Wall,
certainly only the photos he posed for will make the campaign commercials .
Not the shouting and ensuing chaos.


What did the note say?


- “Uuuummmmm, uuuhhhh.”
- “These pants inspected by number 19″
- “I’m Ba-a-ack !!”

Friday, July 18, 2008

A few things that I never thought 30 years ago

Our 30 year reunion is this week.
Amazing how the years fly past.

My High School is one of only two in America
(probably anywhere else as well)
to have "Bunnies" as the mascot-
hence the eponymous 'Grey Hares' greeting.

A pre-reunion profile @
Subject- "I never thought 30 years ago that..."

Hello, Grey Hares! Hope you are well.

"Me? I've been a few places,Mostly here and there once or twice.Still sortin'
out life, but I'm doing alright."-Rascal Flatts :"These Days"
-A few things that I never thought 30 years ago-

I never thought I'd be a country music fan,but I am one.

Some other things I've done or been that I wouldn't have imagined in 1978 are: Salesman, Telemarketer, Soldier, Council Bluffs resident, Surgical Technologist, War Veteran, Mailman, Blogger.What a ride!

I married my Bride, Mary in April of 1989.She is from Henderson, NE.
We have a son , Steve who is 16, Daughters Rachel -13, and Libby, 11.
The kids are doing well in school, and are pretty good athletes, too.
Steve is a pitcher and first baseman,
(H.S baseball is a Summer sport in Iowa, so they are just gearing up for the season as I write this in May, 2008),
the girls are playing club soccer, both are brave,
tenacious goalies.
Most of our spare time is spent on the sidelines of one sport or another.

Looking forward to the reunion in July, hope you are , too.

There are lots of things about life that I never would have imagined thirty years ago.
I never would have imagined that I would find faith in God to be central to life. I thought faith was a crutch for the weak-minded, fact is, it's more of a stretcher than a crutch. Good thing, we all need to be carried, we can't 'clean up our act' enough to enter Heaven through our own striving, but through faith.

Blogging occasionally at w w w /TheLazyHalfSRanch/dot/ blogspot/ dot/ com

Saddle up at the computer, pour a cup of coffee, and drop by there anytime.

Regards, Terry

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Atlas is getting ready to shrug.

" Get Our Petroleum ."
About time, Mr. President.

This is an issue voters can grasp, and polls show that they are,
as 81% support using more American oil and coal,
and "69% of Americans support lowering energy prices by using
domestic energy sources, even if it means drilling off our coasts
and in Alaska, rather than suing OPEC."
I got a haircut today. The customers at the barber shop
strongly advocate drilling American oil, for American cars, factories and jobs.
They know that corn ethanol is not the answer,
increasing domestic oil, coal , natural gas and
nuclear energy production is.
They are angry. Look out, Senator Harkin.

Is America 'addicted to oil' ?
Are you 'addicted' to oxygen? food? water?
The greatest gains in prosperity , productivity, comfort,
and liberty in America and the world have come in the age of petroleum.
Someday, perhaps, we will have some kind of generators and autos
that run on rainbows and exhaust butterflies and lollipops but it isn't so today,
and Congress can neither legislate or litigate them into existence.

Do you think CO2 is a pollutant?
Plants, green plants , thrive on it.
Do you think CO2 is a pollutant?
Don't exhale.
Do you think CO2 is a man made pollutant?
Volcanoes belch out more CO2
than man's entire history of energy production.

In an IBD editorial cartoon , Michael Ramerez compares the
proposed ANWR drilling site in Alaska to a flea on a caribou.

I prefer to use this illustration.
If Speaker Nancy Pelosi was tattooed with
a map of the state of Alaska over her body,
the ANWR oil drilling area would be smaller
than her botox injection sites,
as far as I can see.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


My brother, Chris, and I had blue Wham-o superballs , they were amazing.

Heavy and brick hard,

they are responsible for the familiar sentence,

"Don't play ball in the house!".

The ads said something about "50,000 pounds of kinetic energy!!!"

It was like holding a hand grenade, or a stick of dynamite.

of ENERGY! the palm of my hand.


I think I was 7 (would have been 1968) the Summer our street was being resurfaced. The crew was using a steam roller, and I wondered - as only a 7 year old could - what damage 50,000 lbs of energy would do to it.

The next morning, I non-chalantly sauntered up the hill, eyeing my chance,


I struck.

I rolled the ball down the hill to the approaching steel roller,

unseen by the unsuspecting driver,

and stepped back to get out of the blast zone...

...Sadly my dreams of high explosive fun were turned to powder,

along with my blue SuperBall.

Thanks to Bolus, for the memories.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

IRS Economic Stimulus Calculator Calendar and Estimator

Thought you'd find this handy,
Here is the website for IRS information on the Schedule of Payments:,,id=180250,00.html

Also you can answer some questions from your tax form
to get an estimate of the $ amount of your "Economic Stimulus" .

Our estimated check is higher than I thought 'twould be.
While we won't return the cash,
I have doubts about the effectiveness of redistribution tactics like this.

If a Government check for a few hundred dollars
to everyone is a cure for a slow economy,
wouldn't checks for several thousand dollars be better?

(Just for fun, I reran the estimator with 99 dependants,
it estimated my rebate at $30900 !!)

If a minimum wage of $7.50 is good, isn't a
minimum wage of $50 an hour better?


Monday, February 25, 2008

Michelle Malkin » Another addition to the Unhinged mugshot gallery

Michelle Malkin » Another addition to the Unhinged mugshot gallery

By Michelle Malkin • February 25, 2008 07:41 PM

My Unhinged mugshot gallery just keeps growing!

Hope your family dinner doesn’t look like this (via JWF):

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a politically motivated stabbing that left one in-law hospitalized and another in prison.
Authorities said brother-in-laws Jose Ortiz and Sean Shurelds were involved in a verbal altercation over Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton when the argument escalated into a stabbing inside their family home on Honey Locust Court in Collegeville.
Authorities said Ortiz, a registered Republican and Clinton supporter, allegedly stabbed Shurelds, an Obama supporter, in the stomach. Ortiz told police Shurelds began to choke him, so he grabbed a knife and stabbed him.
“Their verbal argument turned physical, one began choking the other, and then the victim of the choking took a kitchen knife and stabbed his brother-in-law in the stomach,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Veti Ferman said.

Remind me to send a copy of Unhinged to the clueless D.A.:

“It is a very serious charge, we see people fight over many things; some of them very frivolous, some of them serious, the fact of the matter is that this is the kind of argument that takes place in households across the region, across the state, across the country, but it never turns violent like this,” Ferman said.

Reality check on aisle 9.

Hmmm: “…a registered Republican and Clinton supporter.”
That’s not adding up, eh?


I’m told they were actually fighting over which one
loved Hillary the most…
Ortiz: “YOU love her!”
Shurelds: “No, YOU do”
Ortiz:”Not as much as YOU!”
Shurelds grabs Ortiz’s throat.
Ortiz stabs Shurelds.
They told the police that they won the weekly family “Charades” game,

because no one guessed that they were pantomiming
“The 2008 Democrat Convention”

Source: Michelle Malkin » Another addition to the Unhinged mugshot gallery

Monday, January 21, 2008

A most ripping victory !!

An ESPN columnist pointed out the amazing
prescience of Prince Hakeem of Burundi

Thursday, January 10, 2008

taking things into your own hands ?

From Ray Comfort's Blog- Comfort Food

Back in 2006, wild life expert Steve Irwin tragically died when a stingray
“barb” shot through heart. His natural instinct was to pull it out, and experts
say that’s what killed him. Had he left it in and been rescued, there was a
possibility surgery could have saved his life. Dr Eugene Costantini, who
operated on 82-year-old American stingray victim James Bertakis, said that Irwin
might have been able to receive vital medical attention had he not ripped the
barb out of his chest. "The key was the removal that released the blood flow
from the inside of the heart and I think that was probably the final event for
Steve . . . If [the barb] had been left in place, he might have had the
opportunity to make it to a hospital.''
The following year (2007) was a
difficult one for me. Incident after incident took place to a point where I felt
stabbed through the heart. My natural instinct was to try and justify myself. I
wanted to take things into my own hands, but I didn’t. I instead committed
myself into the hands of the Chief Surgeon. I did so because I knew that that is
God’s way, and to do things His way is a life-saver indeed. Look at Jesus, our
great example in Scripture: “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his
mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he
threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously . . . ” (1
Peter 2:22--23).

So if you are going through a tough time, and you feel like
taking things into your own hands, stop and think about it for a moment. It may
seem like the right thing to do, but the consequences may be tragic.

Speaks to me. What do you say?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Iowa State Law...

... requires me to blog about the caucus, so...

We opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, and after some housekeeping details for the local committee, representatives of candidates were asked to speak on behalf of their candidates.

I met some college kids from AZ and CA in town to work for Ron Paul.
One of them gave a short , emotional sales pitch for the earnest Congressman. Another
Paul-iac tried to impress the middle aged crowd with the definitions of Neo-Liberal and Neo-Conservative he had learned at Granola State Community College, or where ever the hell the pony-tailed Poli-Sci major was from - it was less than motivational.

My next door neighbor - as Romney's precinct Captain - read a letter from Romney to the crowd, and the other candidates were promoted by their supporters in 1-2 minute speeches.

One old fella went on a tirade about the "Fair Tax" that was mentioned on a Huckabee
flier. He wanted everyone to "understand what that fair tax was ",
then misrepresented it for a minute or so.

The Huckabee poll worker asked for 15 seconds to straighten out the misconceptions that were raised, recieved the time and did so.

When everyone who wished to speak had spoken, ballots were passed out and a secret ballot was taken.
There was some confusion as one young man who was inelegible to vote had cast a ballot for Ron Paul.
The count of those registered and ballots cast was thus reconciled, and the results were official.

I voted for Fred Thompson.

Here's the results.
Fred Thompson-9

So, I finished tied with Rep. Hunter,
and only a percent or two behind him in the entire state!
Not bad!!

-On the dark side-
Of 220,000 Dems, 154,000 stood up to say
"Hell no, Hillary."
It's a start.
Though the boobs they voted FOR aren't much either.