Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Monday, November 29, 2010

Music Monday - Daryl and Todd

It was inevitable these two extremely talented musicians would sit down together and produce soulful harmonies that would touch one's heart. Todd Rundgren has been around for a while. On his early albums he usually played all the instruments and sang all the vocals (i.e. A Wizard, A True Star). Brother Daddy Dan saw him and raved so much I caught the Wizard act and was blown away. He also raised Liv Tyler along with her Mother. Yes, I know she is Steven Tyler's daughter, but Todd was a grand man stepping in as the father figure during her formative years. I think they all did a great job. Liv is awesome. And Daryl Hall. What can I say? He's one of the truly great ones. Em, thank you for turning me on to the series, "Daryl's House." Extraordinary music up in there! This is live. It moves me...or the earth under me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cell Phone Blinky Blinky

It's late and my cell phone is on the blink. Have several hours of troubleshooting to no avail. Oh well, tomorrow might be a better day. MJ, your acts of kindness are awesome. Best wishes to you and your family on Thanksgiving. My love and prayers are with all of you. Later,

"Chuck Barris: Hi folks. Before we begin taping today, I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Peter Jenks of the Federal Communications Commission. Okay?
Peter Jenks: I don't know if any of you are aware of this, but it's a federal offense to make lascivious remarks on a television network broadcast. The penalty for this disgusting, un-American behavior is one year in prison, or a ten thousand dollar fine. Or both! Anyone making a sick or subversive remark tonight will be arrested immediately. I then will personally escort the offender to federal prison for booking under edict number 364 of the Broadcasting Act of 1963. And it's a long drive to that prison, baby, just you and me. No witnesses.
Chuck Barris: Okay have fun everybody... alright..."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


My side hurts I laughed so loud. If you can't take the 14 minutes or so to watch these two clips wait until it's convenient. Rumor has it that Obama is trying to have these banned. If the shoe fits, wear it!

"Humor results when society says you can't scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public."
~Tom Walsh

Monday, November 22, 2010

Music Monday: I'm Back with Jimi

Sorry about the absence, may go back and fill in a few days with tech help or just consider this time off for R&R. That's rest & recuperation not rest and relaxation, lol. Here's a classic and also one of my favorite Hendrix songs.

If I catch up any on the blank posts during the past few days it'll be for the most tech help and also look fortwo hilarious YouTube videos of Steve Bridges imitating Obama tommorrow. Obama is trying to have him censured. Anyway check it and have a good laugh!

"We have a set list, but we work up a lot more (songs) than we're gonna do. That way we can throw things in and change it around, especially if we're in a place for two days. It's good to keep yourself interested. The last show we did five songs we never rehearsed and that certainly sparked us up."
~Tom Petty

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Due to a massive effort to resolve some health and financial issues, posting will be infrequent for a few days.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Music Monday - Classic Feel Good Tune

Found this while looking for a Big and Rich song that would embed instead of linking. Most of the artists I recognize, but a few I didn't. BTW is you don't like seeing someone give the finger this might not suit your taste. Great tune and a good presentation. Opinions? Can anybody name the group in the 2nd picture? I am thinking Moody Blues, but not real sure. Bet Neal and Daddy Dan can name 'em all!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Don't Care Who You Are, This is Funny!

Got this in email from Ashy. It has to be one of the funniest things I've ever read in my life!! If you are a liberal without a sense of humor you might not want to read any further. You probably will anyway...

From The Manitoba Herald

by Clive Runnels

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada
has intensified this week, sparking calls for increased patrols to
stop the illegal immigration. The results of the recent election is
prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon
be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of
sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing
their fields at night. "I went out to milk the cows the other day,
and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said
Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota.
The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could
spare a latte and some free-range chicken.

When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even got a chance to
show him my screenplay, eh?"

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher
fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers
that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields.

"Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through and
Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn't give any milk."

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet
liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station
wagons and drive them across the border where they are simply left to
fend for themselves." A lot of these people are not prepared for our
rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one
carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did
have a nice little Napa Valley Cabernet, though."

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often
wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors
have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education
camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch
NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing
the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus
trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a
half-dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian
immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the
supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to
prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they can't identify the
accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious
about their age" an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are
creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael
Moore movies. "I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the
Canadian economy just can't support them." an Ottawa resident said.
"How many art-history majors does one country need?"

In case you are wondering Myron Floren was Welk's accordion player. Must end this post and go laugh some more. God Bless the United States and I hope our Canadian brothers and sisters forgive the GOP and Tea Party, eh?

"The Democrats say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view."
~Ronald Reagan

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Random Thursday - Gwyneth

The first video is from a movie she made with Huey Lewis. This is an old Smoky Robinson song and Gwyneth n Huey make it my all time favorite duet. If you are in love with somebody this is a good song to share.

This is from last night on the CMA Awards show. I fell asleep and missed it. Of course it never hurts to have Vince Gill backing you up, but I think she did a good job. No doubt a great actress and a dynamite singer!

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
~Janis Joplin

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Most Decent Opinion

Recently, I received this outstanding email from someone that speaks bluntly about several issues and it so happens I agree with him. IMHO, his insight is worth sharing:

Health Care

Well yeah, I've seen it before - it points out how ludicrously out of touch with Joe Common Public the Congress has been for the last - what, 32 years? This fall's mid term elections sure sent a shock wave to Washington - no more "business as usual". Well, in theory. In fact, many things will still be called pork barrel. Many legislative initiatives will still be called special interest. Insufficient attention to an insurmountable national debt will be given, and the Fed will authorize Treasury to print more money that is a borrow against that debt until the dollar is toilet paper. Well, unless we go back to 1913 and repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and force out soverign currency (the dollar) to represent specie of holdings. Even then, our money would be based on promise to pay, not on tangible assets. But I think there is a lot of specially prepared paper at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving that gets unrolled to print unsecured currency. Health care objections are valid, but keep in mind they are about our quality of life, and the principle of free enterprise being usurped by a national government that has no actual authority to do so.

My personal take is that "hot button" things like health care, gays in the military, international banking cartel subterfuge on the world's economy in order to optimize political and social power, taxation and fundamentals of bearing the cost of government - all are important. Yet none of them matter if the PC backassward bending over to "religious and cultural differences" doesn't stop. Unless we actually want a world run by Sharia law, ejecting Muslims - yes the good along with the bad - ejecting illegal immigrants of ALL national origin, no matter how much they pay or what their academic credentials may be, is the most important first step to national security and preservation of our Constitutional based republic. Note I said republic, NOT democracy. Democracy in the purest sense is impossible, since we don't believe "equal", we don't work "equal", we don't reproduce "equal", we don't eat "equal", and above all don't think "equal". And curiously, there is no such thing as "common good". That's a term made up to justify doing things that many people view as objectionable, but can't do anything about it. After the basic four needs are met, there is no such thing as common good. Only food, shelter, water, and self defense count. Everything else is optional, and the options cause conflict.

He received an inquiry as to how to accomplish a return to sensible government and put our country back in order. Once again, I fully agree:

1. Subsidize recall of all outsourced labor back into the U.S. (job recreation, tax base increase)
2. Pay for that with tax credits to the businesses that do it, and impose 100% tax on those who don't (accelerator for point 1 above)
3. Make brokerage of speculative trading (futures and toxic bundle repackaging illegal, enforce it (moves about 1.36 trillion out of foreign banks and back into the domestic economy)
4. Convert defense and education spending principles. For defense, cost out and fund a fixed no-tolerance level of deployment, and make national service mandatory for everyone except the blind, the mentally incompetent, and the terminally ill (keeps standing army-navy-airforce etc level constant and decreases unemployment by a bunch)
On education, revert to local budgets and controls and curriculum criteria, and get rid of Robin Hood treatment of districts (avoids going nationally to the lowest common denominator). Convert ALL taxation to 50% national, 30% state, 20% local distribution.
5. Use a standard tax rate (14% or 18% depending on which economist is right, no matter what the income is). As more people are employed, distress level poverty is reduced - albeit never eliminated - and the state and local services benefit greatly. The Federal income from taxation actually goes up, the state income from taxation goes way up, and the local keeps control of its' share of source earnings.
6. Get rid of "Homeland Security" entirely, and dedicate the military to what is called border protection and enforcement of removal of illegal immigrants. This implies NOT giving such immigrants the same benefits and protection under law as U.S. citizens, while restraining the military from any role in Justice Department process or local judicial process. Might have to withdraw from all foreign outposts as a result, but I'm willing to have that happen. This is a favorite peeve of mine - there is no reason to have an enforcement branch in Customs, Commerce, Interior, etc etc nor any reason to separate domestic and foreign and defense intelligence communities. The communications linkage alone is risky, and ONE superagency can be partitioned across State (CIA), Defense (DIA and NSA), Commerce (OEE), Treasury (IRS), Justice (U.S. Marshals), and general domestic (FBI) at a whopping savings in cost.
7. Outlaw lobbying by industry specific entities. Limit PAC's to purpose statements, which must be made available to ALL U.S. Representatives and Senators simultaneously. No more bills that legislators don't know about, no more power plays based on size of "investment".
8. Dedicate 12% of all other federal budgets - defense included - to R&D and higher education in support of R&D. Reverses the American downslide in math and science education at lower levels, and provides continuous improvement in all operational aspects of living.
9. Prosecute ALL Ponzi and MLM schemes. Cut away at people making huge money simply by acquiring other people's money. (All transactions should be simplex or duplex - direct purchase or barter, or multipartitioned exhange like auctions which are duplex, e.g. sold by agent)
10. Understand and in simple language, make people aware that the deficit is a NUMBER, escalated by derivation of other NUMBERS, hijacked by non-transparent manipulation of currency valuation and government spending beyond what exists - if we are to have a reserve, reinsure it with national depository, NOT in issue of Treasury notes to foreign entities.

Lots more, headed to grandson's football game!

God Bless the United states of America!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Please Don't Irritate (BEWARE There is Profanity in the Clip Posted)

Okay, I've sorta' had it with another fellow named mike west (notice no caps). He has ppl spamming me with all kinds of junk and it's irritating. This has been going on for several years since I offered the addy to him for the price of $1000.00. I won't sell it for that anymore. Fortunately, I participated in early GMail tests and have two very unique GMail addys, mikewest and cybersouth. Please don't send anything to the mikewest address because you will be reported as spam. Use cybersouth@gmail.com. No doubt I may be opening a flood gate, but this is fair warning that I have his real email addy and may ask everyone to send him (or forward) all that junk we get. Tiring, to say the least. It's my intuition that he has cybersouth's page addy and reads it on occasion. Years ago I might have done a DOS baddy thangy. Old hackers know what DOS means, other than Disk Operating System. Don't think there was anything illegal, but did look around a bit. K, am white hat here. all the way, and don't do gray ops anymore. Stopped in the year 2000. But seems like it's not illegal to promote others from jacking with the dude. Chances are you have noticed I am not publishing his actual email addy,yet. Hope he reads this and ceases this annoying invasion of privacy. Guess we will see...

Monday, November 08, 2010

Music Monday - Carrie at Her Best!

Sometimes things stir my deepest music spirit. If you can watch this and not feel it touch your heart you might want to find another country. God Bless the United States of America.

Chills and tears. Yes...

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God."
~Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, November 06, 2010

More on LAN Party

Getting positive input on a pre-Christmas LAN Party. The 4th, 11th and 18th have all been suggested. Let's rule out the 18th. That's a little too close to the 25th. Any comments? How about a vote? Also some of us seem to end up together around New Year's Day. Great way to start a New Year. Let us all pray that 2011 will be better than 2010. This has been a rough year for a lotta' folks. Hang in there!

"With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough."
~Chinese Proverb

Friday, November 05, 2010

LAN Party and Thanksgiving

Let's not LAN party over the upcoming holiday, okay? Forest is going to be busy and I just can't afford it with this lack of income. I'll probably do like last year and feast on bologna sandwiches. Really frustrating too.

I love Thanksgiving and make a mean dressing (use chicken not turkey). Everyone always brags on the beach house potato salad. Real cranberry sauce is super as is good giblet gravy.

Kolcannon is another potato dish that has cabbage and ham or bacon in it plus shallots. It's in the top 5 of my favorite foods. It is an Irish concoction that is over 1000 years old. I am even Jonesing for green bean casserole! LOL.

It's a great holiday and provides the opportunity to thank our Lord for his Grace. So get together with family and we'll look to have a Christmas party for our fellow geeks. Remember, family is more important than Guild Wars. It will be fun to gather a group of our 'Guild Wars family' next month and enjoy a few hours wandering through the three continents.

Guild Wars players: Forest wants some of us to gather this weekend for a dungeon run with huge rewards, i.e. Slavers Exile. We can always have a long distance LAN Party since our Teamspeak server is purring.

"I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends."
~Nancie J. Carmody

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Random Thursday - Merry Christmas from Tom Mabe

Has Tom Mabe ever done anything that's not funny? Can you imagine how she's freaking out?

ATTENTION GUILD WARS players: Several people have inquired about a LAN party during the Thanksgiving weekend. I think Saturday afternoon is good. If there is a game on I am sure we can watch that too. Combination of several great things. Getting together with friends, playing Guild Wars (and other games), food, possibly a ball game combine for a fun filled evening. Agree? Disagree? Let me know. WE have many decisions and preparations so let's get started early. That is, if enough people show interest. FYI, Thanksgiving is on the 25th (Happy Birthday Purple Giraffe!) and LAN Party will be on the 27th.

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."
~St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!!!!

Thank you America for ridding us of that governmental tumor Nancy "the biatch' Pelosi. It does my heart good to see people stand up to tyranny and say no! We have the House and improved our chances in the Senate. Instead of being a gracious, intelligent human being our President seems to want a fist fight. My money says he's about to have several cans of whupass opened on him with that attitude. He should pay attention and realize that the US citizens WILL NOT tolerate his goofball legislation and out of control spending. He should 'man up" and try to work with people instead of against them. Hey Barry Barrack Hussein Obama, still think you're smarter than everyone? Still think you are better than everyone? America has spoken!! Thanks folks for voting in a positive fashion. Now we will see change.

Time to stretch out and let the Flexiril finish its job. Just had to post something about my good feeling concerning this victory.

"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
~Arnold H. Glasow

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

People of These United States:

Take back our freedom and country from the socialists. Speak out and have a positive voice in this election by voting the jerks out. Show the monkey farm, "We are mad as hell and not gonna' take it anymore!"

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb."
~Benjamin Franklin

Monday, November 01, 2010

Music Monday - Foghat

Interesting version of a classic rock and roll anthem that originally started life as a blues song. I like it:

Good performance? If there are no comments then I'll know.

"You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note."
~Doug Floyd