Saturday, July 14, 2007


The following comment was posted by a blogger on the ABC News Web site on Friday. I happened upon it and I think his comments speak to the heart of what’s ailing a lot of Americans today, and puts in perspective the whiney nature of most. Please read on;

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings.

Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or a talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations.

They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way......Insane!

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.

Posted by: Tony | Jul 13, 2007 5:21:45 PM

JD says – AMEN!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Guess what Norway started in 1969? They started aggressive off-shore drilling for oil. Guess what else? Since they weren’t a bunch of pansy ass, whiney, save-the-sea horses crackpots, they found it. Lots of it. So much, in fact, that today they have the highest number of millionaires of any country in the world. And we’re talking dollar millionaires, the kind that we know and aspire to be. One of every 84 citizens in Norway is worth over a million dollars, not counting the value of their primary residence. There are only 4.6 million Norwegians, but 54,810 of them are dollar millionaires! Let’s divide that by three to allow for households and one in every 28 households is worth over a million dollars not including their primary residence. And -- this is big, so listen -- they’re not dependent on Middle East oil, politics, Jihad, corruption, etc., etc., etc.

Imagine the possibilities if we could tap the huge reserves in and around this country! ANWR, anyone?

L.D. offers the following link as an example of how anyone can make money on global warming, any time, anywhere. Open the link and have a read.



A state Chinese TV station went undercover for a story exposing a tainted food product. Of course they didn’t have to look too hard to find one.

They infiltrated a company that makes steamed buns. Only these steamed buns were filled with chopped cardboard, softened with an industrial chemical and flavored with fatty pork to make it look and taste like meat. There is apparently no shortage of tainted products coming from China, from buns to dog food to soy sauce made with human hair. I’m glad I never liked Chinese food!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I was challenged by “Anonymous” to; before I got off too deep on Michael Moore, watch the Sanjay Gupta “news” report that set him off. I did watch it and I appreciate what Anonymous is getting at (see comment on July 9 blog). That said, considering the amount of MM’s crap I’ve had the displeasure of reading and watching, I find it very hard to come to his aid when he’s complaining about a hatchet job on his hatchet job.

How can anyone think, even for a millisecond, much less live on the hope, that government (healthcare) can even remotely replace something that is governed by profit, with something that people have no incentive to do their best with? My, oh my, someone tell me one thing that government has gotten right over private industry! I’m dying to know. And if MM and his Democrat buddies have their way, helped along with the propaganda they are used to slinging, and which the American public so thirstily absorbs, than I will quite literally be dying to know. Man, I’ve had some serious health issues and accidents in my life. I shudder to think how long ago I would have checked out if my well-being was in the hands of the 511,000 elected buffoons in this country!

Had to get that out of my system!

No wait! There’s more. How on earth can anyone think of socialized medicine as “free” healthcare? Let’s pretend the government has control over it. Where in the hell do you think the money comes from? Think of your taxes increasing by a much larger number than you pay in insurance premiums today. Call that free? Then think about how bloated the system would be with excess everything. Think about how big a bureaucracy it would be just in the sheer number of employees. This part the Dems particularly love…more government employees, more people at the trough, more Democrat voters…the perfect, perpetual election and power machine. This is the government that pays farmers to not grow food! You want to entrust them with your insulin or your chemo? And don’t try telling me Medicare works. It’s a disaster in its inefficiency and drives up the cost of healthcare for the rest of the industry.

Okay, that’s enough!

Where are Amnesty International and the anti-Abu Ghraib prison, Hollywood crowd? Iran stoned a man to death Tuesday for allegedly (a word we like in this country) committing adultery. He was buried to his waist, hands tied behind his back and stoned to death. Women are buried up to their necks, including their arms, when they get stoned to death. Granted, it’s not as bad as verbal abuse or throwing foam footballs at prisoners and showing them pictures of a woman’s breast, but stoning is pretty bad! And not a word from the freak brigade, jet-setting dopes who want me to change my light bulbs and turn off the water while I’m brushing my teeth.

Robert Greenwald, the man behind the documentary “OutFoxed” along with left wingers and the Sierra Club are asking sponsors of Fox News, particularly Home Depot, to pull spots from the network because it doesn’t tow the leftist line of global warming absolutism. Add to that Robert Kennedy, Jr., calling global warming dissenters traitors and saying they should be charged with treason, and you may want to set your alarm for 2:00 am just to make sure you lose a little sleep about where this kookiness is taking us.

Why are these people so afraid of debate? That in itself is suspect.


Monday, July 9, 2007


Michael Moore went Russell Crowe on Wolf Blitzer Monday calling CNN and the “major media outlets” biased, accusing them of not presenting the facts regarding his film. Apparently, anyone who disagrees with his absolutely biased and pathetically left-handed film, “Sicko,” is indeed themselves biased. And if you want to question the charges he makes in his film, you must be a shill for pharmaceutical companies. You know those horrible companies that are keeping many of us alive! Then politically correct Moore mocked the pronunciation of CNN chief medical reporter, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s name. Wonderful, wonderful human being.

Katie Couric said she did indeed slap the hell out of a CBS news editor’s arm, admittedly in anger, for writing the word ‘sputum’ into a script. Let’s see…Katie doesn’t have a problem broadcasting her colon to a sometimes curious, sometimes disgusted national television audience. But let’s not say ‘sputum’ on her newscast.

Next year, Russia will begin construction on a 2,500 mile pipeline that will eventually help deliver oil to China from pristine Siberia. According to Russian Energy Minister, Viktor Khristenko, the pipeline is meant to ease China’s dependence on Middle East oil. The Russians and Chinese get it, so why are so many people in this country against drilling in, and piping from, ANWR? Ignorance and spineless politicians putting their careers before national interests, is why.

Okay, okay, I’m tired of the Live Earth crap, but here’s one more quote worth passing on. This one is from Neil McCormick of
In response to Madonna’s screaming “If you wanna save the planet, jump up and down!” Neil asked, “Can global warming be stopped by an out-of-breath, middle aged, super-rich narcissist in a leotard and high heels?” Good question, Neil, but sadly, only some of us know the answer!


Sunday, July 8, 2007


To borrow a favorite saying from author Bernard Goldberg, I’d rather do time in a Saudi Prison then watch an episode of The View. Same goes for me regarding the Live Earth events held on Saturday. But I sacrificed in the interest of fair reporting.

Here are a few of the hypocritical facts facing the not so environmentally friendly “stars” and what their performances cost the Earth, as printed in Saturday’s The Daily Mail:

- 223,623 miles. The most conservative estimate of the miles being flown by the “superstars” to these events.
- Fuel burned by a family car in one year. Same as is burned in one hour in a Gulfstream jet.
- 31,500 tons. The amount of carbon emissions generated by the concerts, according to John Buckley of who specializes in these calculations.
- 74,500 tons. Footprint when you factor in the television audience.
- 1,025 tons. Waste generated at the stadiums.
- Mercedes Maybach, two Range Rovers, an Audit A8 and a Mini Cooper. Vehicles in Madonna’s garage.
- 1,018 tons. The size of Madonna’s carbon footprint in a year.
- 10 tons. The carbon footprint an average British citizen makes in a year.
- 59 tons. The amount of rubbish from food and drink consumption at just the Wembley event.
- 9 times the circumference of the Earth. The distance these acts will fly to and from these events.
- 1 ton. The amount of carbon used by the ex-wife of Andrew Lloyd Weber to be flown to Shanghai to sing at the even in China (one way).
- Trade Unions. They have blocked Live Earth’s attempts to recycle anything at New York’s Giant’s Stadium
- “Every Day is a Winding Road.” Hit that Sheryl Crow makes a bundle on by promoting four wheel drive vehicles.

“Live Earth is encouraging ‘citizens of the world’ to take small steps: share a car, plant a shrub, turn off a light or hang out washing instead of using a dryer,” according to The Daily Mail.

I’ve got an idea. How about if Phil Collins, Madonna, Bon Jovi & Co., just stayed home!

Here are a few quotes from The Sunday Times regarding the Wembley concert:
“…few people gave a damn.”
“A fairly boring concert with equally boring participants, save for Madonna belting the last tunes.”
“…broadly middle of the road audience.”
“It did what it said on the poster – but no more. The acts who answered the call from Al Gore’s people to play at Wembley Stadium were a bit short on superstar clout.”
“Following Al Gore’s televised lecture on climate change, Nutini’s youthful rocking r'n’b vocal reminded us that politicians need musicians more than musicians need them.”
“As the halfway point beckoned, the event needed a serious lift.”
“The audience applauded, but soon afterwards was seen amusing themselves with Mexican waves.”
“… the pace flagged.”
“Madge (Madonna) stole the show…more vividly than all the preceding hours of slogans and lectures.”


The members of one of the dufus groups in New York were wearing various slogans and other childishly hand painted nouns and verbs on their clothing with lines and Xs through them. One of the dope’s shirt read “Dick Chaney” with a line through the name. That’s right, he spelled Dick Cheney wrong! I’m embarrassed for the youth of today, though they will never have a clue as to why.

How can so many of our people (young and old) be so naively screwed up and have no ambition to do a little research for themselves? Blind to the incredible amount of money industry giants -- the very industry giants they think they are fighting -- are making by being in bed with the environmental movement, particularly its leaders(Gore and Co.), they rock on, ignorantly sewing the seeds of destruction of capitalism and democracy. We are truly a country of blind sheep. Make no mistake – Green is the new Red, Comrade!