Monday, September 17, 2018

Memo to Frank Fritz

Attention Frank Fritz:

I watch American Pickers regularly.  Allow me to conjugate the verb "see" for you.
I see
I saw
I have seen
I had seen
I will see
I will have seen
I would see
I would have seen

Note that this list does not include "I seen". However, that phrase  comes out of your mouth constantly. It is tough to enjoy your show while you are butchering the English language.

It is bad enough that you are a cheap ass. You should at least improve your grammar!


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Why don't they tell the WHOLE story???

I have been watching way too much news this week because of Hurricane Florence. I  watched the Weather Channel until I was about to vomit and finally just turned it off.  Of course, none of the other stations are any better. And if I have to see another press conference featuring that lying, liberal, loser son of a bitch Roy Cooper, I will start shooting at the television set.

What has me in such an uproar? It's the news media!! These people are focused on everything that is going wrong. Hey!! How about throwing us a bone and give us a bit of positive news?? That asshole Roy Cooper just wants to create a land where we are all dependent on the government for everything. Hell, Roy doesn't even know which bathroom people should use.

Let me give you a perfect example. My son and his family live in New Bern, North Carolina. Based on news reports, one would surmise that New Bern after the hurricane is a blend of Venice, Atlantis, and Hiroshima. My son's wife and their seven year old daughter evacuated on Wednesday. My son chose to stay so that he could take care of their home after the storm without waiting for permission from the state to go to his own home. He rode out the storm. He looked at the situation and his location and made what he thought was the right decision.

My son's neighborhood in New Bern did not flood. He did lose power. The day care center that his wife runs in New Bern did not flood. The restaurant in downtown New Bern where my son works did not flood. How could this be?? From news reports, one would believe that that New Bern resembles a cranberry bog that has been flooded at harvest time. This is simply not the case.

Is there flooding in New Bern? YES!! Is it the end of the world for New Bern? Not just "NO", but "HELL  NO!"

Today in New Bern, my son is at work in the restaurant trying to get it ready to open tomorrow. Today in New Bern, some people are getting their power back on. Today in New Bern, people are cleaning up the damage.  This is the spirit and work ethic that made America the greatest country on earth. We don't need to wait on the king or the governor to let us do something.

The news media are purveyors of tainted goods. They fail to give us an accurate picture. They lie to us when it suits their need for higher ratings. In short, they are not our friends.

Let's all go to work to Make America Great Again!! Turn off the television! Shoot it if you must!! Finally, Mr. Cooper? My maternal grandfather had an expression that he used when extremely angry. The time is now to quote Walter Garris. He would say, "Roy, go bite a hog in the ass!!"

Saturday, August 25, 2018

6000 Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are about 6000 words !!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

R.I.P. Silent Sam

Last night a mob of several hundred "students" destroyed the statue of a Confederate soldier at the University in Chapel Hill. The campus police were on hand to watch the proceedings, but failed to make any serious efforts to prevent the destruction of the statue. I don't quite understand why they can surround and protect a set of goal posts at the football stadium, but failed to protect the historical statue.

Silent Sam has stood watch on the UNC campus for about 105 years. In that time, he has not lied, cheated, stolen, used drugs, committed any sexual assaults, or committed any other crimes. That separates him from the mob that took him down last night. They believe that Sam is a racist threat to their existence.  However, they are unable to cite any quotes from Sam.

This morning on the news they interviewed a freshman who started at UNC yesterday. She said that Sam had to come down because it was a symbol against being "inclusive". Funny how leftists want to include everyone but those who believe differently from them.

Today people want to impose their beliefs and standards of today on people who lived in the past. I don't think that process is fair or accurate. Lots of people believe that slavery was the cause of the Civil War. I readily acknowledge that slavery was a factor in the Civil War. Do I believe that it was it the primary cause? No. If it was a war with a single cause, then it was the first and only war with that condition. Suggested reading here is "New York, City of Sedition".  More on this thought at another time.

Here are a few questions to ponder.

I have never seen a picture of MLK tearing down a monument, have you??
Will Sam's demise improve student grades at UNC?
Will Sam's demise improve student safety and reduce crimes at UNC?
Can we round up the protesters and test them on their knowledge of the Civil War? In other words, can we see if they have any real knowledge about the subject??
Will this heal the damage done by the academic scandal with athletes and the African-American studies program?
Will this prevent any future athletic department scandals? Hint: Not a chance!
Do the students who wanted Sam to remain have any voice in this matter?
How does a mob decision  improve the student body knowledge and thought process?
Will this help end racism or merely show that the left is at least as racist as those they attack?
Can we tear down the Smith Center if the basketball team has a bad season?
Can people who disagree with Martin Luther King destroy a statue of him and expect to get praised in the media? Would they face any legal issues? After all, they are just doing what they believe is right.

Here's my closing question. What happens in a few years if the left continues to criticize U.S. history markers and decides that the Vietnam Memorial Wall is racist and offends Asians? They will claim that it makes it hard for Asians to be "included". They will question the reasons for the war and the "real" reason we fought there. Will we tear it down to pacify the leftists?

Thirty years ago, I sat in a restaurant I managed and talked with an attorney about the Confederate monument issue. He was quite the Civil War scholar. I remember his words well. "If you want to honor your heroes, you have to let others honor their heroes."  There's a message for all sides!!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Sarcasm

Why do we keep sending foreign aid to Mexico?? If we want to keep doing this, we need to subtract whatever we spend on illegal immigrants from the amount we send. Also, let's subtract the money that people here transmit to their families in Mexico.

How bad are things in France??  On Thursday, I had 125 page views on this blog from France. Are things so bad in France that someone there gets up in the morning and says, "I wonder what Gilbert is thinking this morning?"

Thanks to Jim Hickmon who threatened to sue me several years ago. I wrote a post about it and that post has become my "most read" post. If only I had linked that post to some advertising program??

Why is there an Alt Right but not an Alt Left??

In Portland, Oregon protesters who blockaded an ICE office put a fence around their encampment. Isn't that exactly the concept that they were protesting??

Just in case you don't believe that leftist protesters are stupid, this example.  I saw a video of Candace Owens being heckled by a group shouting "Fuck white supremacists!"  Just for the record, Candace Owens is black.

Miracles still happen!! The other day, I heard Lindsey Graham say a couple of things with which I agreed. I too, am stunned.

A few weeks ago, I read the book, Enemy at the Gates. It was about the Battle of Stalingrad. There is a movie of the same name which is based on about 4 pages of the book. I liked the book better!

Governor Roy Cooper has filed suit to prevent us from voting on two constitutional amendments that he claims are unconstitutional. How can an amendment to the constitution be unconstitutional as that is how the constitution is changed?? Why not just wait and let folks vote? You might not even need to file suit.

If you believe in letting anyone into this country, take the locks off of your doors. Hell, take the doors off of your house!! Why are you trying to keep people out of your house?? Share it all!!

Want to watch a major business commit suicide?? Turn on an NFL game. If you don't have the balls to make your employees follow rules, go ahead and quit while you are ahead. I would rather watch pigs make pork than watch a millionaire take a knee during the National Anthem.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday Thoughts June 28

I watched about 30 minutes of live video online from Portland, Oregon today. This was where Federal Police officers ended the blockade of the federal building containing the ICE office.

Nothing amazed me more than the pure stupidity demonstrated by the protesters. And that was before they opened their mouths. You won't build bridges by screaming "mother fucker" at those on the police line. I saw protesters screaming into the faces of police officers who were just standing their quietly doing their jobs. Is this that "conversation" that liberals all claim that we need to have? Do the protesters honestly believe that they will change the minds of those police officers by ridiculing them?

Just a few other observations on the video today. Don't these people have jobs? I realize that it is just an observation, but the percentage of protesters who smoke seems to be above the national average. What kind of idiot takes their children with them to witness their parents being idiots at a demonstration? What moron waves an "ANTIFA International" flag?

Portland is one of the whitest major cities in America. There were actually more black police officers there than there were demonstrators. I saw two black demonstrators. One was a woman who kept lobbing those F-bombs. Then there was some tall goofball who danced in front of the police line.

Turning my attention to the rest of the side show cast, there was a large woman who was wearing some kind of open vest with nothing on under it.  I wasn't sure if this indicated that it was milking time or what. This crowd was not the people that I see out in public. If you have been to a Wal-Mart after midnight, you have seen some of the better dressed ones. It's kind of hard to take a crowd that looks like that seriously.

You could spot the ANTIFA guys in the crowd. They are the ones with the "masks" covering their mouths and chins. Of course, I saw several of these folks pull their masks down to take a drag on a cigarette. It kind of makes the mask useless when you appear on the Internet with your mask down smoking. You are obviously not smart enough to actually conceal your identity.

What did I learn from all of this protest viewing?
Liberalism is a mental disorder. (We will explore this more in a future post.)

One last note on ANTIFA.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Liberal Love??

The other day, the owner of the now famous Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia asked Sarah Sanders to leave because she works for Donald Trump. Sanders and her family left without incident.

In the front window of the Red Hen is a sign that reads, "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend".

This is liberal hypocrisy at its finest. Put a sign in the window about the power of love and then  tell someone to leave because you don't agree with their employer. What happened to the "love" idea??

After 48 years in the restaurant business, I can assure you that a place that checks your politics before letting you stay, is doomed to failure. The owner needs to just do the math. That county voted 62% for Trump in 2016. Do you think that anyone who supports Trump will be found there?? Can anyone, even a liberal, justify the owner's actions?

The owner may as well change the name to the Blue Hen. Oh yeah! One more thing, take that "love" sign out of the front window.