Monday, June 13, 2016

HBO - History By Obama

Yep! You heard it here first. Yesterday I watched Obama's live address to the nation or those left alive in the nation about the slaughter in Orlando over the weekend.

Unable to address any situation without attacking gun owners, Obama stated that the Orlando tragedy was a reminder about the easy access to firearms. What if the killer had set the building on fire? Would Obama have spoken about the easy access to gasoline and matches??

Stop for a minute and think about this point by Obama. Here's a chance for him to start a whole new career as an alternative historian. He can start pointing out the real causes of historical events.

In History By Obama, Pearl Harbor was not caused by Japan's imperialistic goals but by a surplus of airplanes and aircraft carriers. If the Japanese had not had so many warplanes, they would not have attacked the United States. It's a whole new way of thinking, it's not a human mistake, it's a supply situation.

In History By Obama, Hitler didn't attack Europe and Russia because he was a power hungry madman. He did it because he had all those Panzer tanks sitting around. It was a manufacturing error!! Suddenly, "The Arms of Krupp" makes more sense. The Hitler wars were their fault.

In History by Obama, the American Revolution was probably started because there were a bunch of British soldiers in Boston with nothing to do. So a Royal Governor with easy access to British soldiers, sent them to Lexington and Concord. There's a lesson for President Obama in this one however. The Governor sent them out to eliminate the easy access to firearms by the Americans. That was the start of the First American Revolution. Write that down, Barack!!

In History by Obama, when Obama's Arab buddies attacked Israel repeatedly, it was not a hatred of the Jewish people or even a desire for their territory. It was about easy access to gasoline. The Arabs had all of that gas sitting around. They had no where to go, no grass to cut, no weedeating to do. They had to do something with all of that gasoline. Let's just fill up the tanks and the jets and go destroy Israel!!

I can't wait for the HBO mini series on the "History" channel!!!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Facebook and free expression??

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and posted it on Facebook. My original post disappeared from Facebook a few hours after I posted it. I didn't get any notification from Facebook, it just disappeared. Who says they aren't censoring things??

Earlier in the day I posted a comment that disappeared from Facebook this afternoon. I will try again. What is missing in this whole furor over bathroom usage is a logical discussion on the whole concept of transgenderism. Why are we rearranging the world to accommodate this group of people? How many are there? What percentage of the population are they? What is the driving force behind this whole LGBT thing anyway? Where's the money coming from to finance all of this? Transgenderism is not a physical disorder, it is a mental issue. If we are going to accommodate this disorder, what other mental sex disorders are we going to celebrate? Pedophilia, necrophilia, and bestiality are all mental sex disorders. At what point will these behaviors become acceptable? In the drive to make our society all-inclusive, we will destroy our society. A society without standards of behavior is a failure

I did not say that transgender people should not receive respect and compassion. But to encourage them to use restrooms of the other sex and to get surgery is enabling their disorder. If a person thinks that they are a dog, do we encourage him to run in the street chasing cars? Of course not!! But my question still remains. Why, all of a sudden, is this so important? Who is pushing all of this? What is the goal of all this? Societies rarely suddenly collapse. They go by the wayside, piece by piece. I believe that this is what is taking place right now. Did we not learn anything from the Romans? At least the Romans had enough drive to walk to the Coliseum. Today all you need to do is turn on the TV to get your fill of depraved behavior in the comfort of your home. Sorry, but I think that we are doomed. Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1838 to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, IL. He said ". As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." As much as I dislike quoting Lincoln, he was right!!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Open Letter to Richard Dreyfuss

Open letter to Richard Dreyfuss:

Dear Richard,

I see that Sunday on Twitter, you wrote,
"The saddest people aren't Donald Trump's supporters. They're really struggling. It's Donald Trump's celebrity supporters who are whores,"

Here's a little wisdom from the real world , Richard....
I liked your performance in "American Graffiti". On our first real date, my wife and I saw you and Marsha Mason in "The Goodbye Girl." Great movie.
Having said that, I disagree with your claim that Trump supporters are "struggling". I am also sure that some in your community object to being called "whores". 


Let me break it down for you, Rich. I don't give a rat's ass what some whiney-assed entertainer says about the issues facing our nation. Actors spend their careers pretending to be someone else. I would consider your grasp on reality to be tenuous, at best. There is nothing in your acting experiences that gives you any knowledge of our national situation that is any more meaningful than my humble "struggling" opinion.


If you want to stop belittling me and have a meaningful conversation, call me. If not, please shut up.
Thanks,
Gilbert Jones

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Raccoons??

Somebody emailed this to me. I don't know the source, but I love it.


I don't know who wrote this but it is fantastic! This is WHY Trump has such a following. Many have asked me if I support the Republican party? Here is a letter someone sent to the RNC. You be the judge.
Dear Representative...
From the time I was able to vote I voted Republican. I am 80 years old now and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of senior ball players who also network with thousands of others around the
country.
I received your questionnaire and request for money and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the Republicans done for
the American people? We gave you a majority in the house and senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money.
You should be more concerned about our votes not our money. You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line
your pockets. Well guess what? It's not going to happen. You may shake in your boots when I tell you that our movement is for TRUMP, and he hasn't asked for a dime.
You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.
If you really want to know how the majority of people feel (and this applies to both Democrats and Republicans), then read below... it says it all.
Here's the situation:
You've been on vacation for two weeks. You come home and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have taken-over your basement. You want them gone immediately... You call the city and 4 different exterminators but nobody could handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you
hire him. You don't care if the guy smells; you don't care if the guy swears; you don't care if he's an alcoholic; you don't care how many times he's been married; you don't care if he voted for Obama; you don't
care if he has plumber's crack... You simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best. Period!
Here's why we want Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; but we don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck. The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are
everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don't care that Trump is crude; we don't care that he insults people; we don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary; we don't care that he has changed positions; we don't care that he's been married 3 times; we don't care that he fights
with Megan Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell; we don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist.
This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to
a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, "AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED." And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.
We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money controlling him; he
doesn't have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he's also not a politician... he's not a cowardly politician. And, he says he'll fix it. And, we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
Also, we don't care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone. Out of OUR house. NOW!!!
You are welcome to pass this on.

Monday, April 18, 2016

NBA Bias??

The NBA Board of Commissioners will meet today to discuss the NC HB2 and whether it will impact next year's NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. The NBA has said that the law is discriminatory.

So the NBA thinks that we are discriminating in North Carolina? Lets look at the facts about the NBA. Is the ratio of white and black players reflective of the nation's ethnic makeup? How many players are of Hispanic and Asian ethnic background? How does the ethnic makeup of the head coaches compare to that of the players? Does the NBA have an affirmative action plan in place to help those under-represented ethnic groups?

Want to talk about sexual discrimination? Quick, name an openly gay NBA player!! There are many openly gay lesbians in the WNBA, but no gay men in the NBA. Given the law of averages, how does this happen? How many transgender players are in either league??

Here's some advice to the NBA lords. Shut up and play basketball!! Your own record on discrimination is abysmal. Call me when you want to have a factual discussion

High School Memories #1

To my Class of 1971 classmates. The biggest issue regarding restroom use in 1971 at Leto High School was fighting your way through the cigarette smoke and hoping there was toilet tissue in the dispenser in the stall. I miss the simpler times
.
Today Ringo Starr cancelled a concert in Cary, NC. Do you think that these stars use the same restrooms that the rest of us use?? No, they have some private spots backstage. Probably use Perrier in the flush cycles. I doubt that the toilet tissue has the texture of recycled newsprint and that the paper towels are recycled sandpaper.

I have been to a couple of Kenny Rogers concerts. Never met him waiting in line at intermission. How many entertainers have you met waiting in line at the restrooms?? Entertainers are like politicians. Politicians don't think you need guns. However, they are guarded by people with guns. Entertainers are all upset about the restroom issue, but they have private ones to use.


If you had told me 45 years ago that restrooms would be the national controversy for this year, I would have had you committed. But here we are.


Here's a simple solution. Put a picture of a penis on one door and a picture of a vagina on another door. Look at your equipment, if you must, then match it up with the drawing and use that door.
I understand that this will not sit well with those in the LGBT crowd, but that's the way it goes.


Mom said it best, "You aren't always going to get everything you want. Get used to it!!"

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Reflections from the Road

I made a road trip to Louisiana last week. Left home on Tuesday morning and checked on my Aunt Kitty in Charlotte to start my day. Leaving Charlotte, I headed south.  I visited with friends in Newnan, Georgia on the way down there. The next day I went to Destin, Florida to visit my sister and her husband for a couple of days.  Finally made it to Prairieville, Louisiana on Friday.

Visiting the guy who claims to be my only friend, Ken, is always an experience. Nothing like a couple of fat guys bellying up to the buffet at the Golden Corral to make it an interesting evening. I think that the lovely Mrs. Ken   (Teddy) limits Ken's outings to the Corral to days that I am visiting. We all probably ate too much.

I won't say that Ken is pretty well armed, but  I sleep better knowing that if a Jihadist group shows up at the door, we will have them outgunned.

What did I learn visiting Ken in Newnan? If you have a breakfast at the Waffle House with Ken, sit at the table for four, not the one for two. You need the plate room.

Thanks to the guys at the gun counter at Academy Sports in Newnan for obeying the federal gun laws!! While Ken was looking at guns, a couple came in to look at guns. The man decided on one. When the employee pulled out the forms to have the buyer fill out, the lady announced that she was the purchaser and was going to give the gun to him. The employees told her that would be a "straw buyer" situation and was illegal. The man got hostile and told the employee that it was legal and that he was going to call the police so they could tell the store they had to sell him the gun. The employees told him to call the police. We left before the police arrived.

Headed to Destin on Wednesday. I love the ride from Montgomery to Florala on US 331. But once you get to I-10 in Florida, it's pretty much a nightmare. It was spring break and Easter week in Destin. We had dinner at Lulu's in Destin. It's owned by Lucy Buffet, Jimmy's sister. Just because your brother sings doesn't mean that you should be in the restaurant business. We had chili dogs at home the next night. The food and service were better than Lulu's.

Cakemasters Bakery in Fort Walton Beach is worth the trip from almost anywhere. I made two visits while in Destin. Their Napoleons are incredible!! I snacked on one on the ride from Florida to Louisiana.

All of the billboards along I-10 in Mississippi are advertising the casinos in the Biloxi area. It beats all those damn billboards in Louisiana and Alabama advertising attorneys or ambulance chasers. Use the term that you prefer!

I didn't get my Cain's fix in Louisiana. They were closed for Easter Sunday. We went to Popeye's for my fried chicken fix instead. 

Any thoughts that Louisiana is a Southern state went down the crapper on Sunday morning when I went to McDonalds for a gravy biscuit and found that they don't have a gravy biscuit in that area. I had a Sausage McGriddle for the first and last time.

I will cover the return trip another day. I hear my name being called!!



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Anchor fired for facts??


A television anchor in Pittsburgh was fired over comments that she posted on Facebook about a shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.
The odds are overwhelmingly in favor of her being correct in her remarks. What will Hearst Television do if it turns out that she is correct?? How can factually based comments be" inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standard"? Wait, we are talking about the mainstream media !!
Meanwhile, in Chicago, the murder... rate in 2016 is 84% over last year. Wendy, don't bother applying at a Chicago station.

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh television station WTAE said it has ended its relationship with anchorwoman Wendy Bell over racial comments she posted on Facebook about an ambush shooting at a cookout that left five people and an unborn baby dead.
In a statement Wednesday, parent company Hearst Television said Bell's comments were "inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards."
Bell, who is white, speculated about the identities of the two men who fatally shot five black people in the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Willkinsburg on March 9.
In her March 21 post on her anchor Facebook page, she said in part: "You needn't be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday. ... They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They've grown up there. They know the police. They've been arrested."
In the same post, she also praised a black restaurant worker in a way some readers felt was condescending.
After a social media backlash, Bell apologized, saying her words "were insensitive and could be viewed as racist." The station also apologized, saying Bell's remarks showed "an egregious lack of judgment."
Authorities have not made any arrests in the killings or provided a description of the possible suspects. Siblings Jerry Michael Shelton, 35, Brittany Powell, 27, and Chanetta Powell, 25, along with two cousins, Tina Shelton, 37, and Shada Mahone, 26, were killed in the ambush shooting, police said. Chanetta Powell was nearly eight months pregnant.
On Wednesday, Bell defended herself, saying she didn't get a "fair shake" from the station, and that the story was not about her, but about "African-Americans being killed by other African-Americans."
"It makes me sick," she told The Associated Press when reached at her home on Wednesday. "What matters is what's going on in America, and it is the death of black people in this country. ... I live next to three war-torn communities in the city of Pittsburgh, that I love dearly. My stories, they struck a nerve. They touched people, but it's not enough. More needs to be done. The problem needs to be addressed."
Bell joined WTAE in 1998 and has won 21 Emmy Awards.
Her post drew mixed reactions from viewers. Some saw her comments as offensive and called for her firing, while others said the comments were not racist and applauded her honesty. Facebook pages in support and opposition of Bell were created in the wake of the incident.