Saturday, February 6, 2016

Don't Care, Don't Care

I sound like that South Park episode where the boys are trying to play a video game and everyone keeps telling them their troubles/world problems...." don't care, don't care...."

I won't be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow. I've not been invited to a party, and I wouldn't go, even if I was invited. Oh, I'd like to eat some guacamole and chips, and might go to the store today, make some on my own, but I do not want to sit through a game I could care less about.

Call me Un-American, an Anglophile bastard, ( I am watching Man City and Leicester City this morning) whatever, not watching....I may tape the game and scroll through to watch the ads, but now, with that colossal waste of time, aka YouTube, I can see the ads, probably before the game even is played.

But the two teams?

Carolina- Don't care.

Denver- Don't care.

Let me know when some team from Texas is playing in the title game....then, I will care.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Well...Last Night

Last night may have been the best debate of this election cycle.

The Republicans have too many people on the stage to get anything really done issue-wise right now, and last night it was...

Hillary against Bernie...

And man, was it good.

I hate Hillary so much I would consider voting in the Texas Democratic Primary in March for Bernie, just to keep her from getting the Democratic nomination.

And you know when Kerry Don Thomas last voted in a Democratic Primary? A week from never. As I have said forever, I have voted " Tory" as the British would say, since 1976.

( BTW- My Republican Party is a damn train wreck right now...)

Trouble is, Bernie is a Socialist.... ( Look, he and his second wife went on their honeymoon to the old Communist Soviet Union.)

That said, Orange County has a sheriff race, Pct. 2 has a Constable race, Tax Assessor, and they are running as Republicans.

But if Bernie is close, man, I may vote for him just to beat Hillary. Or maybe not....

And to those of you amazed at the number of people under 30 voting for Bernie, remember this quote...

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”
- Winston Churchill

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Again....This Post is for That One...."Soul"

I have a suspicion who you are. I really do.

You have never grown up have you? I think you may have retrogressed since high school. You had so much potential and you just never lived up to it, because, well, you were just too fucking lazy to make it.


It's time to stop living off your momma and daddy. They have helped you every step of the way. Sure we all need help at times, but you know, there are times we need to stand on our own two feet.

I know we disagree with most ideologies, that you think in your mind is correct, and that somehow I went off the rails since I retired...well, guess what, sure you may ' think' I have changed, but I'd you think about it, what I believe, what I think has always been there.

If you are not that one asshole I am addressing in that post, and I know many of you are reading this. ( I know I would too...) I may melt down and purge Facebook.

Start over.

If I do so, and I do not want to, so this is just a consideration now, I will let you know it is coming with several posts that it is coming...( I may not do it.)

Ex-Students...Please Read....

Okay, once again, I am glad to help you do whatever in your life, and I know I just went over this, and I am happy to help you in whatever professional goals you have in your life.

Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief, Piano-player in a whorehouse, whatever...

But please, let me know.

I just had a visit from a law enforcement agency asking about references for someone...and to make matters worse, someone else at their end messed up and didn't call and tell me they were coming.

I answered the door in Pajama pants and a t-shirt. And the damn house looked like " Yucca Flats after the war." And I had a Mas49/56 in pieces on the floor by the front door...It originally scared the hell out of me when I opened the door.

Nice as they could be, it was a 20 minute interview, I gave them a nice reference, but I am pissed off at them, and I am about to let them know.

Please folks, let me know...

Baptist Joke....








A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas , walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Budweiser


He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.



When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.


The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.."


The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is an Airborne Ranger, the other is a Navy Seal, both serving over seas some where.


When we all left our home in Texas , we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.


So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."



The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.


The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way.


He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.


One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs.


All the regulars take notice and fall silent.


When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss."


The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.


"Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."


"Hasn't affected my brothers though...."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We Need To...

There are a number of you who are new to the blog/Facebook, and I need to remind you from time to time about this...

It is referred to as the ' Rachel Rule.'

It basically means, if you read this blog, well, read at your own risk.

At some point I am going to write something you will not agree with. Be it religion, or politics, or something in general. I often have a live and let live attitude about certain social mores. It took me a long time to become a little more 'libertarian ' and literally, I had to remove myself from the classroom to go here.

So, once again, you've been warned....and don't feel bad if you get mad at me, I sometimes go back and read what I have written and ask myself..." Why'd I say that?"

Son of a $€£¥%

So, two stories just hit me this morning and I just have to go....

Son of a Bitch...

First, there is a rumor, perhaps it is true about a pro-rape group that is suppose to be meeting in Nederland.

WTF?

I think a couple of dad's with daughters need to show up down there with some axe handles or some 12 gauge shotguns and just clean house.

What is wrong with people?

Second- I see a photo of a former student of mine on the front page of the Buna Beacon charged with a couple of felonies.

It saddens me when I see this. It really does. I know not everyone I taught is perfect. I know some will hit bumps in the road, but still, I hope for the best for all of you...

Ah....Son of a Bitch....smh...