Saturday, January 29, 2011

Young Love

Well, those of you have been reading since the beginning of my blog will recall the cat that I have named Romeo and his persistence in his pursuit of my cat, Miss Kitty.

Romeo, a couple of weeks ago was walking along the back fence only to have Miss Kitty chase him off.

Last night, I went outside on the back porch and there was Romeo in the yard, close to the house. He didn't run from me at all but when I looked around, I could see Miss Kitty (also on the porch) giving him the 'stink eye'.

I went back inside, then next thing I know, old Romeo is on top of the fence, no doubt chased off once again by his lady love.

I swear he reminds me of Pepe le Pew.

The look on Penelope's face reminds me of Miss Kitty now that I think about it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guns, Spies and Pointy Things

Last night, instead of watching the SOTU, the husband and I decided to watch the movie Red on Pay Per View.

I have to say that it was really a fun movie.  John Malkovich (sp?) was hilarious especially if you watch his facial expressions in the background.  Bruce Willis was also good, though I'm not a big fan of his, I thought that he did a fine job in the film.

I give it a two thumbs up.

The reason I added 'pointy things' to the title is that I attempted to watch it at the hotel the weekend that I was playing the huge regional dart tournament.  I was exhausted from lack of sleep, throwing darts and had just enough adult beverages in me to make me fall asleep sitting up, about half way through the movie!

I highly recommend that anyone who did not see this in the theaters to catch it on pay per view.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Curiosity Killed The Cat... Well, Got Him Wet At Least

I was reading over at View From the Porch and found this little gem of an story .

Her story talks about her cat, Huck who seems to be playful and fun and a bit curious. Huck the cat, reminds me of a cat that I had years ago named Angus.

Angus was a sweet boy and very curious about everything, especially about folks taking a shower.  He would sit on the corner of the tub and watch as someone showered.

Every day, I would shower and Angus would sit there and watch.  After a while, he got curious about the shampoo and conditioner and would walk along the skinny edge of the tub against the wall, over to the other corner and sniff the shampoo bottles.  He did this numerous times safely.

One day, while feeling rather cocky, Angus decided to check out the shampoo and as he was inching his way over to the other side, he slipped and fell into the water.  I never knew that cats could move so fast, but it sounded something like, "splash! mrrrreoooowwww! swooooosh!"

It was really pretty dang funny.

Poor Angus was killed about 15 years ago by a couple of dogs that had gotten out of their yard.  Luckily, I didn't kill my neighbors, or their stupid dogs.

State of the Union..........

I'm debating on whether or not I'm going to watch the SOTU tomorrow night.  I know that the whole time I watch the SOTU I'll be shouting STFU!! heh (if you need translation for STFU, well, leave a comment and I'll comment back to ya)

I guess I'll probably watch it so that I have something to blog about tomorrow night.  That is, if I can stand it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This is such crap!

Sometimes Washington really takes the cake.  This year at the State of the Union address Democrats and Republicans are going to sit next to one another by mixing it up rather than sitting by party.  Of course this is to give us the impression of bi-partisanship but really I tend to agree with Rush Limbaugh when he said that it's merely to hide the fact that Democrats lost so many freaking seats in the Senate and lost the Majority in the house.

I have no problem with 'bi-partisanship' but the problem is that 'bi-partisanship usually translates to "conservatives giving in to the liberals" or even worse, conservatives trying to cater to the left so that they aren't demonized in the press (as if anything they do will ever prevent that in the MSM).

According to an article over at The Hill they seem to be treating this as a garden party rather than the business of the Union.

"On ABC's “This Week,” Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said they did not have “dates” yet for the State of the Union. 
On the program, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) asked Hutchison if she would like to sit next to him. Her response was not broadcast on the show. 
On CBS' "Face the Nation," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he's going to sit with Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), while Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who came up with the mixed-seating idea and circulated a pledge among his colleagues, sits in McCain's usual seat.
"The fact is it's a good thing to do," McCain said. "Why not?""
All I have to say is, "how embarrassing".

I am so sick of Washington and their idiocy.  They all need to be fired.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I too am TJIC.......

I've been out of pocket for a few days, fighting off some sort of flu or something.  I took the day off today so that I could continue to rest up and hopefully feel better soon.

At any rate, imagine my horror when I log onto Borpatch's site and find out that a blogger in Massachusetts has had both his first and second amendment rights violated for a post that he made on his blog (which is no longer accessible according to this article in USA Today).

It is unthinkable that anyone would allow something like this to happen because once it's okay to violate one person's rights, what is going to stop them from doing it again and again?

It is with that in mind that I stand with TJIC and I can only hope that the state of Mass will re-think their position but I won't hold my breath.  Too many libtards up there.

One thing that we bloggers can do is stand with him and let those in the state of Mass. and in DC know that we will NOT sacrifice one liberty for the sake of another.  You violate one of us, you've violated us all!  We will not shut up, we will not back off.  We have the power of the our voice, our pen and our vote!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

From each according to his ability........... each according to his need.

Those are the most evil words that can be spoken in an economical, political or a philosophical arena.  Right now, I am in the the process of reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  It's the fourth time that I've read this literary masterpiece and it certainly won't be the last.

This book is an insight on what can happen when government places its boot on the neck of those who produce in society.  When government insists on regulating business for the sake of power, for the sake of some crazy 'greater good' the producers of the world will simply stop producing.

I can not understand how it comes to pass that people can not see that the achievement of man is not outside of nature, but very much within it.  Man is of nature, not outside of it and as a part of the natural order, our achievements are just as natural to it.

Nature itself has its way of recovering from any harm that an accident may cause (the deepwater drilling incident in the Gulf which turned out to be pretty much a non-event, but not caused by private industry but caused by an over-regulatory practice forcing drilling so far off shore in the first place) and nature has a way of righting itself when it's disturbed.

The greatest evil that a person can do is not live up to his/her potential.  To sit idle while living off the backs of those who are productive is unimaginable.  The Soviet Union tried the 'great experiment' of Communism and look what happened?  Even China learned a lesson and has somewhat of a mixed economy, though the middle class is non existent, as there are only the wealthy and the impoverished.  They buy equipment but have no one competent to run it.  Why should anyone learn and produce when the state will take care of them?

In order for Communism to exist, the severe violation of individual rights has to occur.  There can be no freedom  because in freedom there is an acknowledged right to one's property.  The only way that a communist government can exist is by force because people will never choose to work simply for the sake of others without some sort of return on their earnings.  That my friends, is a basic human right, to earn a living for your sake and your needs according to which abilities you choose to nurture and take of advantage of and it's your choice to spend your money in ways that you personally value.

I realize that this comes somewhat out of left field for me, but hey, it's my blog so I'll write what I choose!


Seriously though, when you hear the phrase, 'from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' ask yourself this:

Who determines ability?  By what right?
Who determines one's need?  By what right?

The only person that has the right to determine these things is the individual himself.

**  note, I use the terms 'man' and himself or his in a non-gender meaning.  Of course all of this applies to the women as well!

Until next time.......

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Only a Jackass would turn something awful into a political comment

Okay, so I'm a jackass......

Crazy person shoots congresswoman in the head and kills and injures multiple others.  How long do you think it will take for our wonderful new congress to propose and maybe pass more gun legislation?

I don't mean to sound insensitive because this was indeed a tragedy.  I just know how our government works.  They use tragedy to push an agenda (Brady Bill, Patriot Act), an agenda that compromises our privacy and violates our right to protect ourselves.

When will they learn that gun legislation only takes guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens?  When will they learn that our Founding Fathers had a healthy mistrust of government and that the second amendment is not to just protect ourselves from one another, but they knew that a well armed citizenry will keep a government in check?

I can't remember who said this, I am thinking that it was Franklin or Jefferson but the quote goes, "When people fear the government there is tyranny, when government fears the people, there is liberty."

Let's not allow our congress to continue to take guns out of the hands of the people.  We need to remember that sometimes bad things happen and there is nothing that government can do to prevent that.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Why is it...

that when you're staying in a hotel, people suddenly feel the need to constantly slam their door?  It boggles the mind...........  and disturbs the sleep.

Geez my arm hurts!

Okay, so you wouldn't think that throwing something that only weighs 8 grams would be that much of strain on someone's arm, but if you say that... then you don't throw darts!

I've played 3 total events in the last couple of days and wow!  My elbow is actually starting to get sore!  I'm throwing alright but the competition is tough but it's a good time.  God I love this game!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ah, my weekend get away tossing small projectiles

This weekend is my once a year weekend get away across town at the Texas Regional dart tournament where I get to cozy up to the professionals and shoot against them, no doubt getting my butt kicked, but it's all in good fun.

I will be playing in at least 5 events, possibly 6 if I choose to play tonight (which I probably will) and in between events, I get to have adult beverages (well, really during the events, let's face it folks, it's not darts without ample amounts of aiming fluid) and order room service.

This is the life.  The sad part about it is that I miss my hubster.........   Oh well.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Wasteland Revisited

Borepatch has an excellent post over at his place called, "The Wasteland".  I have to say that he is one very smart fella and his writing skills are so admirable that it puts my own to shame! 

He talks about how the faults and failures of the Progressives and how their very own philosophy creates a wasteland.  Simply brilliant.

I will only add that it saddens me that the term ‘Progressive’ or ‘Liberal’ has been hijacked by a bunch of moonbat ideas and behaviors.  At one time I called myself a liberal, but not in the sense that defines liberalism today.  I am what they call a classical liberal.  I believe in small government, personal responsibility and basically living and letting live as long as you aren’t violating the rights of others.

Liberals today want to exercise control over us in how we think, how we speak, when we speak and basically how we live.  Whether it’s telling us the politically correct way to speak, or that if we don’t support this President that we’re racists, or which cars to drive or how to discipline our kids, or even how we should feed our kids or what we should put into our own bodies.  They are willing to use the government and our tax dollars to accomplish their goals.

Now don’t think that I’m going to just pick on the liberals here because the conservatives aren’t much better, though they are a little better in the respect of leaving our wallets alone, they still want to tell us how to live, just in different areas.  They too, are willing to use the government and our tax dollars to get their point across.

I have had to rebrand myself as a libertarian or an independent because the thought of being called conservative, liberal, or progressive is sickening.  Both ideologies have high jacked the terms that at one time defined me. 

I am a Reagan Conservative, I believe in the power of the human spirit, the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to lead the way in the upcoming decades.  I believe that when government gets out of the way, we the people rise up and make a better world for us all.  We prosper.  In the words of Ronald Reagan, “When government expands, liberty contracts,” I believe this wholeheartedly.  Need proof?  See the TSA.

Liberals tend to believe that they are somehow smarter than the rest of us.  They believe that only they can save the world, they believe that their philosophy is the only right way, that it’s the only ‘fair’ way to live.  They really aren’t liberals at all, they are Communists or Socialists.  What they fail to see is history.

In practice, communism or socialism, the middle class is winnowed out.  There is only rich and poor there is no in between.  Need proof?  See the former USSR and go spend some time in China.  In order for communism to have any measure of success, they have to allow some capitalism but of course, they cannot allow the population to think for itself, or come and go when it pleases.  They have to hold their population hostage both physically and intellectually.  They have to control the media, the internet, and other every source of information (sound familiar?  See the FCC) to keep the population in controlled ignorance.

Yes, liberalism does create a wasteland.  Borepatch hit it on the head in his article and I have to give him a big, two thumbs up on his article.  I have to also comment that he speaks of unintended consequences in some of their crazy policies, particularly in the People’s Republic of California.

One of my favorites is their not allowing the clearing of underbrush to prevent forest fires.  They worry that some ground squirrel or rabbit will have to find another home.  Well duh.  Don’t clear out those woods and you have a bigger problem on your hands, you get forest fires which release all kinds of crap in their air, and not only do squirrels and rabbits have to find new habitats, a lot of them end up dead.

I digress.

My point is that while at one time, the term liberal or progressive wasn’t a bad thing (equal rights for blacks, women’s suffrage and charities) it has grown into a whole other animal and a dangerous animal it is.

Until next time.

An apology to Borepatch for hijacking his article's title.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Brand New Year.......

Here's to hoping for better times and a better economy (in spite of what those in Washington have to say about it).
Here's to the new incoming Congress and the end of a very lame duck (which I had for dinner last night) session in hopes that the Republicans (ha) learned a lesson the last time they had a chance at it (doubtful, but unfortunately at the moment, our only hope).
Here's to those of you out there who are reading my blog, I hope that you make each and every day count and I hope that this year brings you all much joy and happiness.
Here's to life in general and an exciting new year!

Happy New Year!