Friday, December 28, 2007
They, (they know who they are) can't have it both ways. If we (we know who we are) can't have our cake and eat it too, then neither can they.
If things happen over "millions of years", like something having to do with the beaks of finches, then shouldn't global warming follow suit? If the birds beaks changed after conditions affected them for 13 million years I think that the globe must have been being damaged long before hairspray cans burned holes in the ozone layer. Long before carbon footprints or vehicle emissions became a problem. If things take millions of years, then they take millions of years. Just a simple question from a simple dude...
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I'm just going to jump into this one... I really love cheese. Cheese makes everything better. I love extra cheese on pizza, cheese balls, cheese dip, grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese trays. Among my favorites are Munster, Colby jack, smoked Gouda and cheddar. However, in my opinion, there is no better cheese than an aged, sharp cheddar cheese...for me, the sharper the better.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I dislike American cheese. Why does it come in individual plastic wrappers? Why is it limp? Why do Americans feel the need to process everything? Normally, I would like almost anything that said "American" in it, I love America- so I love their stuff. Not in this instance. I think that the name "American cheese" is unfortunate. I think it is a mistake for us to put or name on that "product. I don't want to be known for or associated with this cheese. I don't even want to write about anymore.
Ok. Back to the good stuff. I was recently discussing this topic with my wife and I came to the following conclusion. Since sharp cheddar cheese is my favorite cheese and America is my favorite nation, I should make a motion to change the name of cheddar cheese to American cheese. If the name change was okayed by whomever ok's that type of change, the former American cheese could be called South American cheese or something like that (who actually cares what they call it from now on because it's gross).
At that moment, I had an idea that can be described only as brilliant! Cheddar cheese should change it's name to Texas Cheese! It's big. Bold. Beautiful. The best taste and the best name. This would be the perfect combination! It's a done deal.
So, if you ever hear me say, "Man, that Texas cheese is awesome!" or ask "Do you have any extra sharp Texas cheese?", you will know what I am talking about.
PS- if you have any ideas as to what we could call the former "American cheese" let me know, because I think we Americans should get our name off that thing.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Other interesting experiences we have had include, but are not limited to:
-registered sex offenders hot-dogging their trucks up and down the street
-police knocking on my door with pistol's drawn asking about a stray pit bull in my yard
-drive by shootings
-people knocking on my door at 3 a.m. asking if I have seen their dog
-people knocking on my door at 11 p.m. asking for "gas" money and then not being satisfied with the $3 I offer them
-people walking down the middle of the street at 2 a.m., screaming at the top of their lungs about who knows what as a car drives behind them at 1 mph
-multiple other stray dog incidents
-multiple occasions where people knocked on my door asking if they can stay the night
-cars running through stop signs, skidding to a halt, throwing beer bottles out the window and then peeling out
-possible drug deals going down in my front yard
-guys running stolen cars through my neighbor's fence
-my neighbor chasing down the guys who ran the stolen car through his fence
-the same neighbor pulling a gun on a dog
-multiple hit and run accidents
-more police cars and ambulance's stopped on my street than I can remember
-dumpster diggers and alley walkers galore
-don't forget my crazy neighbor Mabel, the folks across the street with the yard art, the guy with Alzheimer's around the corner and the street walking drunk right behind my house
There are other's I could list, but my head hurts just thinking about them. Sometimes I wonder if there is any other place quite like this patch of land. A place of street walkers and possible mafia members, of bass bumping Pontiac's and stray dogs. A place so much like home that random people ask to live with you or at least ask for your money. A place so magical that violence, car theft and hit and run accidents go hand in hand with neighborly bbq's, kids playing in the sprinkler and little families like mine. I am reminded of the Tom Hanks movie The Burbs, one of my favorite's, where the great 80's actor Corey Feldman says, after describing his neighborhood, "God I love this place".
Anybody want to come by for a visit?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
By Ted Nugent, Texas Wildman
Sunday, June 17, 2007
I like sizzling meat on the grill. Wild, huh? Anybody? Now, we all know ol' Nuge isn't by any stretch of the imagination a weirdo when it comes to an omnivorous diet.
Especially here in the great Republic of Texas, a smiling, drooling preference for succulent, protein-rich, nutritious backstrap over aromatic mesquite coals is as American and natural and right as Mom, apple pie and the flag. It's beautiful, really.
But a culture war rages against such universal, self-evident truths. It would be laughable if it were not so deranged. Some weirdos actually are on a crusade to outlaw the consumption of flesh.
I have musical touring associates who have been fired from their jobs with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney for sneaking a hamburger.
You heard that right. Fired for eating meat by an animal-rights maniac, hard-core vegan bass player.
The entire agenda of the gazillion-dollar-financed joke known as PETA literally is dedicated to outlawing meat.
Neither I, nor any hunter or meat eater on the planet, has any desire whatsoever to influence any vegetarian's choice of diet or to force them to eat meat. We are the friendly, tolerant Americans.
This is but one of many issues that represent the line drawn in the sand between liberals and conservatives.
Our own intrepid opinion editor at the Trib, my friend John Young, doesn't want to simply make the choice to be unarmed and helpless for himself. He has again recently insisted that you and I must also comply with his soulless condition of unarmed helplessness in "gun-free zones."
Nobody from our side wants to force anybody to have a gun or defend themselves. It is us, the conservatives, who are for individual choice.
As for the American left: One hears the words of Mao Tse-Tung come broiling out of the mouths of its heroes, when Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton et al unflinchingly push for "redistribution of wealth."
Central Texas' own Chet Edwards has the audacity to support taxing the after-tax life savings of American families following the death of a loved one.
The unfair, un-American, unconstitutional death tax literally destroys mom-and-pop businesses across the land. Think about it.
The wall that once symbolized communism is down, yet some still want to give it a shot. Dear God in heaven, help us.
Recently, Danny Glover, an otherwise fine actor, embarrassingly abused his uniquely American freedoms by siding with the communist Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez to finance what clearly appears to be an anti-American propaganda film. Nice.
Meanwhile, right there in that communist country, old Hugo is shutting down an entire media network for daring to challenge his heavy handed, corrupt, dictatorial policies.
This is a leader who has proudly sided with terrorist support groups, and Danny Glover gives him a big hug.
If a Venezuelan citizen were to do so with President Bush, I am confident that Chavez would not respect that individual's right to free expression.
Venezuela gives its citizens no right to free expression. Glover must be blinded by the trees in that forest.
Examine the agendas of the liberal "party of peace." Its members clearly don't believe you and I are smart enough or capable of making our own choices in life.
While conservatives "live and let live," the left arrogantly thinks it knows better than we do and will burden "we the people" with more government control until we are taxed to death.
Watch them. Listen, pay attention and blow whistles.
Educate your family, neighbors, friends, co-workers and hunting buddies on how dangerous such control is against the American Dream of individual pursuit of happiness.
Throw off the shackles of government-run slavery. Stand up for individual independence. Enough is enough.
Hey, Hugo and Hillary, leave me alone.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I try very hard to stay away from politics. I actually hate politics. HATE THEM! I digress...
In a discussion with my dad last weekend the topic of gun control came up. Apparently there are people in Government who, if they had their way, would seek to ban all non-hunting firearms, which could possibly then lead to a complete ban on all firearms. These people want this despite our constitutional right as Americans to "bear arms".
If I break this down, this would mean that Hilary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi or someone else could come to my home and take my personal firearms, leaving me unable to protect my family or defend my home against the "bad guys". The "bad guys" are going to have guns. They are going to continue doing bad. They just are. Why do these people in government want to leave me defenseless?
I was reading the news today and came across a quote from John Edwards. I noticed something familiar in his quote. He was talking about the middle-east:
"There are other emerging fissures, as well. The aggressively photogenic John Edwards was cruising along, detailing his litany of liberal causes last week until, during question time, he invoked the "I" word — Israel. Perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace, Edwards remarked, was the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. As a chill descended on the gathering, the Edwards event was brought to a polite close."
Israel has done nothing but defend themselves. When they have attacked another nation it has been in self-defense. How could Mr. Edwards label Israel like this? "...the greatest short-term threat to world peace." Insanity. Just plain crazy. What about the nations that continually attack Israel? Why aren't they threats?
Why aren't these leaders threatened by the "bad guys" in our nation? Why aren't they threatened by nations who continue send suicide in vehicles, set road-side bombs and cause havoc? It seems that some of our leaders would have us and our allies be walked all over and taken advantage of.
I think what they fail to understand is that guns and weapons do not cause conflict. People cause conflict. Crazy people. A gun has never taken a life on its own. Never. Ever. It's impossible. Guns don't have fingers...they can't load themselves...can't aim themselves...can't pull their own triggers... Again, people cause conflict and problems and harm, not weapons.
A person should never be punished for defending their property or family. The way I see it, taking away my ability to defend myself is enabling someone else, who doesn't follow the law, to take advantage of me. If and/or when that happens the government official who took my guns away will ultimately be responsible for the harm done to me.
This disturbing trend does not make sense to me. These are truly dangerous times already and when you add to the mix the people who are supposed to represent us in Washington, DC attacking our rights, the future looks very bleak indeed.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Have you noticed how many times people use the word "like" in conversations? Most of us say this from time to time but what once was reserved for "valley girls" is now commonly used, or more like over used, by people every where.
The over use of the word "like" is mainly because people don't know how to verbally communicate very well. People, especially young people, communicate so much through text messages, IMing, email, etc., spoken conversation has become a form of art. People "talk" online and a single word is never spoken. So, when we have to speak, we, like, don't know, like, what to, like, say.
"Like" is used as a filler word or as a transition word. Sometimes "like" is used back to back. What does that even mean? "Like, like".
One of my favorites is when someone uses "like" before a feeling or emotion. "I was so, like, mad at her." My thought on that statement...were you mad or were you something similar to mad? I don't get it.
In some conversations, "like" is about 25-30% of the words used. Unbelievable.
There are appropriate times to use "like". An example, "I like you." Not, "I like, like you."
Try to notice the over use of "like". Try to stop over using it and misusing it. This word is over worked and deserves a vacation. Let's all take up the cause of "like"! Let's take this message to the world! If we join together we can make a difference!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I have never been one of those people who believe in the existence of aliens. I just think the whole idea is crazy. ET's, alien abductions, UFO's, flying saucers, advanced technology and weapons...this stuff belongs in the movies. Plus, why do people who claim to have encounters with aliens always talk about being "probed"? If aliens are so smart and advanced why are they still using probes?
One thing I do believe in however is the existence of Spase Peepole. I have seen them. Actually, I have seen video of them and heard a testimonial put to song about them. They are real, friends. We must be on the look-out for them. See for yourself.