Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert Byrd: 1917 - 2010

The title of this post should probably read RIP or something similar. But that's for someone else to write. I prefer to use the death and political career of Robert Byrd to try and score one of my favorite political talking points. And that talking point is the need for term limits. Term limits for our Senators and House Reps. A lifetime in public office is far too long.

Senator Byrd spent fifty-one of his ninety-two years in the U.S. Senate. And in my opinion that's thirty-nine years too many. Two six year terms in the Senate or six two year terms in the H.O.R. is enough for any man or woman to accomplish the goals they start out with. After that it becomes redundant.

Political family dynasties and congress members who serve for extremely long periods of time encourage corruption and poor representation. Fathers, Wives, Sons, Daughters, etc, swapping and holding seats in the House and Senate for year after year does not encourage a healthy Republic.

An example of a dynasty is the Kennedy family. They have ruled Massachusetts politics for over sixty years. Nearly three generations grew up thinking the seat in the Senate belonged to Ted Kennedy. It is still referred to as "Ted Kennedy's seat" in many political discussions. Well I have a news flash folks - the seat is currently occupied by Scott Brown or whoever the people of Massachusetts decide to elect. It should never be referred to as "belonging" to any one person.

When congress passed the twenty-second Amendment limiting to two terms the office of the Presidency it was for good reason. After being elected to four terms, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was to some (of that generation) the only President they had ever known. The office began to resemble something along the lines of being his as opposed to being an elected position. No politician should ever become so comfortable in politics. And - the Founding Father's original intention was for political office to be a public service and not a career.

Well Robert Byrd made his Senate service his career. The seat was his for the taking after serving for fifty-one years. And Byrd was accused more than once of using his position to punish political opponents who dared disagree with him. And being an incumbent makes it nearly impossible to vote out politicians no matter how corrupt they can and often do become. Political positions begin to resemble monarchy as opposed to elected office.

In his later years Senator Byrd was thought of as an "Elder Statesman" of the democratic party despite having been a member of the KKK as a younger man and having filibustered against the 1964 civil rights legislation the democrats now try and cloak themselves under. By and large it was with the support from the Republican party that passed the landmark bill. True bi-partisan support and not the fake bullshit Barry Omama drivels on and on about as he continues to divide America is NOT what we are currently seeing in congress or the Oval Office.

So before we deify him or place a crown of thorns on Robert Byrd's head remember what he represented and who he really was during his entire political career. He repudiated his time in the KKK because of political expediency as much as anything else. And we don't need to make him into some a political icon just because he lived to be ninety-one and tenaciously held on to his Senate seat for over half of his life. All I see here is a politically ambitious man who wielded too much power and served in the Senate for far too long. Term limits anyone?

There's Hope For Hollywood Yet

I've been severely critical of the pretentious and pseudo intellectuals of Hollywood many times in my blogging career and today will be no different. They are disgusting to say the least.

I find most of the libs to be stupid and blind in their support of dictators such as Hugo Chavez and the Castro Brothers. Astoundingly ignorant in their defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, a convicted cop killer. And they're outright perverted in tinsle-town when it comes to standing up for convicted pedophile Roman Polanski. The list of Hollywood scumbags who support the people I mentioned above include Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, Tim Robbins, Brian DePalma, the two Rosies (O'Donnell and Barr) and I could go on and on. Their support of dictators, tyrants, and pedophiles is astounding. And yet these very same people are conspicuously silent as the democreeps and Obama play fast and loose with the Constitution in the name of "doing what's best for America" as if we're children.

But there are still enough Conservatives and Libertarians in the land of make-believe to not write off the entire town yet. This brings up an open letter that Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight recently wrote to Barack Omama. I ran across the contents while reading the urban legends list at I found the letter to be honest, refreshing, and to the point about our president when it comes to the ugly anti-semitism that is becoming popular (again) with the phony intellectual set in Hollywood and the world. Mr Voight also refers to the current law in Arizona and Omama's hand in (once again) being a divisive force in America. Here it is for your enjoyment with a slight amount of format editing for aesthetic reasons. It is simple and yet eloquent. And once again to president Omama - You lie!

President Obama:

"You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.

You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics"

With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,

Jon Voight

Thank you Jon Voight.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Dances With Oil Separator" Saves The Day

Could Kevin Costner and his oil separator be the answer to the problems with the BP spill in the Gulf? If so, it just illustrates what many, including me, have said for years about the alternative fuel market and congress. You can't legislate innovation and henceforth clean air into existence. Ideas and solutions come from the minds of creative and ambitious people - not from the pencil pushing douchebags in congress.

Kevin Costner of Hollywood fame is promoting an invention/device that is promising when it comes to separating oil and seawater. The device is currently undergoing what look to be successful tests and additional machines have been ordered. So far Costner has put his money where his mouth is... to the tune of fifteen million dollars. Seems like a far larger contribution than all of the phony Hollywood celebs and their bullshit PC causes have spent combined in the last twenty years or so. This will be so cool if it proves to work.

More Headlines From The World Of Greasywrench

Here I go again. More headlines we wish we could actually see. The funny thing is all I had to do was change some lines of text and introduce a few new ones to give the cover of the "International Bullshitter" a fresh look. Al Gore has provided most of the comic relief.

And how ironic is it in these days of Lame Stream Media journalism we have to get exclusive breaking headlines from the pages of the National Enquirer? I can remember a time when journalists took pride in their work and strived to be objective. Now they run interference for liberal politicians and look the other way when it comes to scandal faster than you can say Jon Edwards and Baby Daddy. Our breaking news exclusives now come from the tabloids. And the world of so-called legitimate media journalism continues to suffer and lose readers on a daily basis. They just don't get it.

Anyway, here are a few headlines we wish we could see. The ideas and image editing are mine. The politicians and celebrities provided the stupidity. Click on the image to enlarge.

Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb - Del Vikings

Update 2: Here's the third version of the video in as many days. Let's see how long the weenies at YouTube keep this one going.

Update: For the second time in as many days the video has been "removed" by someone. This happens over and over on YouTube. They are a bunch of liberal cowards who can't stand dissent. Let's see if I can find another version... again.

In honor of Peggy West, a County Supervisor member in Milwaukee, I'll post this old Del Viking song. As a young boy I always thought the Del Vikings were singing dumb dumb dumb dumb as opposed to Dom dom dom dom. Maybe they were. Aww shit - who cares?

And below is a YouTube video featuring this geographically challenged "Wise Latina". But her degree is in Human Services (just what the world needs - another progressive social worker) and not geography. And the ultimate irony is; she's elected to serve. That doesn't say much for her constitutes. Let's play guess the political party.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Caption This!

Here's a picture composite I made up featuring our worthless president (no upper-case P) in a moment, er, movement of relaxation. Anyone care to give it a caption?

The libs and progressives of America owe the rest of us a huge apology for electing this fraud. Click on the image to enlarge.

BTW, I'm a week late but kudos to the Lakers and Celtics for a great NBA finals. I almost (almost) hated to see the Celtics lose. I guess I'm getting to be a softie in my dotage.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

L.A. Vs Boston - The Sportswriters Are At It Again!

Here we go again with the sportswriters in L.A. and Boston. Once again, they're trying to get some extra shit going between Kevin Garnett and Pau Gasol. As if this series isn't going to be physical enough, the writers are doing their damnedest to get these two players involved a brawl. I call it the Conrad Dobler syndrome.

And if the writers can't bait Garnett they'll go after Kendick Perkins. Perkins has to be the biggest asshole with the nastiest attitude in the NBA. Has anyone ever seen him with anything but that shitty ugly scowl on his face? And he bitches about every call made by the refs. He never shuts the fuck up.. never! And for a guy who speaks and sounds like he just had a shot of Novocaine in his tongue that's quite an accomplishment.

Kendick is the kind of guy who'd throw rocks at Mother Teresa and piss in the Punchbowl at his high school (he didn't go to college) reunion. I can't stand the fucker. And, from what I've read, most of his fellow NBA players feel the same way. He was voted second a couple of years ago in a poll of NBA players on who is the most self-overrated player.

For a guy who is 6'10" every time Kendick slam dunks he acts like he's the first guy to ever jam the ball. You would think he invented sliced bread or something. And of course when he dunks on a player six inches shorter he usually talks smack - he's a real classy guy. Screw you Kendick!

I do have some last words of advice for Kendick Perkins - don't fuck with Ron Artest. You may come out on the shit end of that stick. And Andrew Bynum may have knee problems this year but he's back and I doubt he'll wanna put up with any of your shit. Don't pull your schoolyard bully bullshit on these guys. This isn't 2008.

And if the writers can't get Perkins to bite there's always.... Rasheed Wallace! I bet you readers thought I'd forgot about Rasheed. He's led the NBA in Technical fouls several times over the course of his career and probably has the shortest fuse in the NBA. The thing about Rasheed is - he is still a very good player. Not quite great anymore but still very very good. He worries me more than KG.

No matter what kind of crap the sportswriters try and instigate, this series doesn't need any additional shit-stirring. There is enough animosity between these two teams without the columnists adding anything to the mix. Dear Sportswriters: shut the fuck up and do your jobs! The Lakers and Celtics will supply the all of the necessary drama.

The Dobler Syndrome Below....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

From The Files Of "You've Got To Be Shitting Me"

From Michelle Malkin's website: "After Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm issued a proclamation declaring Galarraga’s effort a perfect game, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, weighed in, urging Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to invoke his authority to do what is the best interests of the game and declare this one perfect."

First off I don't like the association of the words "Proclamation" and "Declare" when they're used in this context. It sounds a little too "regal or kingly". I had to get that little tidbit off my chest. Now - let's move on with my post.

Just when you thought politicians couldn't get any stupider we get this gem about Armando Galarraga's non-perfect game the other night. It seems the politicians in the State of Michigan just can't keep their slimy little hands out of anything. Now they think they know better than a professional umpire when it comes to safe and out. And yes - I saw the call the other night and it stunk. But that's the beauty of instant replay and hindsight - it's always 20/20.

Not being content with fucking up their State and the USA, the politicians in Michigan now wanna start in on Baseball? I guess they weren't satisfied with assisting in the trashing of Detroit and the Auto industry so now it's on to fresh new ground. And I don't think it's a just a coincidence that this ridiculous and intrusive proposal is coming from a democrat(s).

Is nothing sacred to these douchebags? WTF are they gonna do next - review all of the close plays in the Superbowl games from the last thirty years and retroactively correct the outcomes? Dear Politicians - keep your slimy fucking hands out of Baseball and every other sport in America. You've fucked up our Country beyond recognition and now you've turned your myopic vision toward sports. Hell NO! Leave Britney uhh, I meant Sports, alone!

Friday, June 4, 2010

RIP John Wooden 1910 - 2010

UCLA Basketball coach John Wooden died today at the age of 99. He was considered by many to be the greatest coach in NCAA history. I share those sentiments. It's no coincidence that I stopped watching College hoops right around the time Coach Wooden retired. I just lost interest in College sports due to recruiting scandals, students who never seemed to be able to graduate with their classes (or even graduate at all) and what seemed like an overall lack of respect and/or values for the game.

At that time I also came to the conclusion that the the modern student/athlete programs are nothing more that a surrogate minor league system for Pro Basketball, Football, and to some extent, Major League Baseball. The scholarship system is complete waste of money and time and robs legitimate scholars of their chance at a great education. And of course the abuses that go hand in hand are disgusting.

But John Wooden was a throwback to an earlier era when coaches stressed grades, common sense values, and above all - respect. His students would be the first to concur. UCLA hasn't been the same since his retirement in 1975. The members of his Basketball teams read like a "who's who" of the NBA Hall Of Fame. RIP John Wooden.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Separated At Birth?

Yeah yeah - I know. Everyone is doing these kind of shots now. So I guess it's time for me to put my two cents in.

I watch Bill O'Reilly most nights and especially enjoy the segments with Dennis Miller. Dennis often refers to United States A.G. Eric Holder as "Stedman". For those not in the know, Stedman is a reference to Orca Winfrey's boyfriend beard Stedman Graham. And there is quite a resemblance between Holder and Graham. But I have another candidate for the "separated at birth" comparison. I'm talking about Ron Glass. Ron played Detective Ron Harris in the very funny seventies show Barney Miller. Check out my photo on the upper left and see if you agree. All you have to do is get rid of Ron's Afro hairdo and we're looking at clones. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Of course there are differences between the two men. Once was ridiculously funny and one is just ridiculous. I think my readers can guess which one is which and why we're not laughing anymore.

From The Annals Of WTF Comes This Story!

Via Jammie Wearing Fool we get a funny palate cleanser for today. Here's a story about a Florida man who called 911 when his Mom "stole" his beer. Now he's in jail for making false 911 calls. One could easily make the assumption that this guy was chewing on lead paint chips or some other brain altering activity as an infant. Either that or he's just plain stupid since we already know he's a drunk. Turds like this guy make me wanna re-think my position on abortions. I have a feeling we'll be hearing from this nitwit again since the popular saying goes "you can't fix stupid".