Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hug Your Kids

You never know. Sometimes there are events that occur that you cannot explain, and you start to question God.

I know that he is still in charge, but you wonder why he allows certain things to happen.....and we may never know in this life.

We are told that many things we do not understand in this life, we will understand in our next one....and in that life, there will be no more sadness, no more pain. But right now, sometimes we are sad, we suffer.

As many of you know, my son became very ill during college. It is an illness that he deals with still to this day. In part, my weight loss is in anticipation that I may need to donate to him....and there is a real possibility that my donation may kill me....and if it does, so be it.

Remember those in your thoughts and prayers who are suffering in sorrow this day.

And as they go to bed, or as they leave for school, work, whatever, hug your children and tell them that you love them...

No Mr. President.....No

It is expected tonight that Mr. Obama will sign an executive order tonight allowing 5 million illegals to stay in America. Many of these illegals are parents of children who are U.S. Citizens.

Something needs to be done about American Immigration Policy....but not this. Not this way..

I do not like it when a President issues an executive order. It's not the way the writers of the Constitution planned the American Government to run.

Say what you want, law making as Otto Von Bismark said, " it's like sausage making, you do not want to see how it's done."

I'm sorry, Mr. Obama, this is America. We have checks and balances. Congress passes laws. The President signs or vetos the law. Congress can override the veto if it has the votes...

It isn't a Democrat or Republican deal, because if this is allowed to stand, the next Republican President will see how far they can push it...( I didn't like it when Bush or Bush or Reagan did it....but they never overreached this much.)

And in two years, the next President can undo this President's orders...

Then what are you going to tell all the millions of Americans who became citizens/residents the old fashion way?

This stinks....it stinks bad...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Top Five Only?

So, from time to time I hit the lower rung and watch the " Imus in the Morning Show" on TV.

Imus always asks his guests for their top five songs....and you know, like all of us, our top five changes on a regular basis....

This morning as I was walking, I came up with my present top five songs...

- " The Ceiling" The Wild Feathers

- " Shark Fin Blues" The Drones

- " LaGrange" ZZ Top

- " Crazy" Patsy Cline

- " Rock and Roll" Led Zeppelin

In a month, they'll change. They'll be all " High Church" songs for Christmas none of you will recognize....

Say It Ain't So Bill

I was hesitant to say anything, but I'm there....

In the 1980s we all watched the " Cosby Show" with Bill Cosby. It was the family we all somehow wanted to be like in America. It was good wholesome TV.

But now, women are coming out of the woodworks saying that he drugged, then raped them....

This is a guy we all looked up to....and the skeletons now come out of the closet. We read that he even paid off lawsuits to make the allegations go away...just too many stories to ignore.

Now Netflix is not going to release a comedy special that was to premire Nov. 27.

You just never know do you?

This entire story makes me depressed...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kiss my Formerly Fat A$$ Rob Lowe!

So, Rob Lowe the pretty boy actor has been hired to do commercials for Directv.....a Creepy Rob Lowe, a Socially Inept Rob Lowe and a Hairy Rob Lowe....

Hairy Rob....looks very much like me without my shirt and except for the arm hair curtains...

Look, in college I was nicknamed the Neanderthal Man by my friends.

In the 1980s I took part in a DNA study through the University of Chicago's Anthropology Dept. in which they were searching for the so-called " Missing Link." ( I still have a chit with the school.)

I don't go into the woods without a shirt on so I won't be mistaken for either a bear....or Big Foot...

And I understand that it is socially acceptable to shave everything below the neck now....EVERYTHING....but if I started today with a weedeater and whacked from now until Jesus returned, I'd still have hair everyplace...

But, in all seriousness, the ads are pretty funny....well, most of them are...;)

Scared to Go There??

So, Beaumont, Texas has made the list of " Violent Cities, Popluation 100,000-200,000."

I don't know if I would take much stock in this or not. One of the cities on the list was New Haven, CT, home of Yale Univeristy. I'm sure a great deal of New Haven's violence involved rich kids getting involved with a belly full of vodka and fighting.

Beaumont has always had rough parts of town. In the 1970s I delivered for a couple of pharmacies, one in the North End on Magnolia and the other one in South Park. I often had my vehicle full of narcotics, and only once did anyone even approach me....And I ran them off...

A couple of years ago, I saw one of the pharmacists I worked for, and he said, " we got so lucky.... "

He was right, even in the 1970s there were sections of town we were hesitant in which to travel. And at night? Forget it. I know if it was a dire emergency, only the pharmacist himself would make a delivery. And I can only think of that happening once.

There are parts of every city you shouldn't, or won't go into.

At one time, Pt. Arthur had some gorgeous Christmas light displays in the city, and we'd travel there during the holidays....not anymore....I wouldn't recommend going south of Hwy. 73 at night, and I have a couple of former students who work for PAPD...and I know they have pistol on their hip and an AR15 in the front seat, but I'll be honest, I worry about them....a lot.

Sadly, in the 1980s old Texaco ( now Motiva ) laid off 1200 people. It killed Pt. Arthur. And it has never recovered.

So folks, just be aware of your surroundings this Christmas Season. This is nothing new. Violence can occur in every town or city in America.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Okay, Okay....Remember...Danger, Danger.....

Now that I have started anew here with Facebook, I need remind you, that while as Sarah Locke-Stockwell says, the blog I write is " entertaining," it can at times stir up strong feelings....

In other words, it may piss you off.....often.....

Some folks have recomended this blog to friends and family and you need to tell them, that well, I'm likely as not to cuss like a sailor....and be praying in the next blog....Shannon Martin and I figure if it was good enough for St. Peter, it's good enough for us...

I'm also likely to go after sacred cows in some of your eyes, the church, the local school district, both major political parties, politicians, school administrators...whoever....

I've decided I am going to have a standard letter in return to people who twist off and send me ugly mail............" Fuck you and the clap riddled horse you rode in on"


So, once again, the " Rachel Rule" is in effect....

" Read this blog at your own risk."