Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Eve of a New Year

Be careful out. The life you save may be my own. Enjoy, but don't drive drunk!

"SlĂ inte mhath"
~Gaelic toast to goood health

Friday, December 30, 2011

Interesting iPad Info

The beach house is presently all about learning to use Tablets and iPads. Don't believe the hype that all iPad apps cost mega bucks. Not true. Most are free. Another falsehood - You must have FLASH to enjoy movies or even surf the net. This has been a very minor problem. If you enjoy TV via internet there is even a free app for huluPlus! Caught up on Craig Ferguson antics last night via iPad.

If you are a new user downloading the manual from Apple might be advantageous. It's a .pdf file and has really helped. Several good articles are out there to get a noob started. Google search for iPad user, iPad noob, free iPad apps, etc. Tremendous devices.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
~Richard Feynman

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Random Thursday - Chuck Ordered a Big Mac at Burger King...and Got It!

After watching this clip try to search for -> Chuck Norris <- at Google and hit the I'm Feeling Lucky button.

Need more Chuck? Check out Chuck Norris Facts.

"Chuck Norris can capitalize numbers."
~CNF website

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Good Email Circulating

Thanks MJ for a good email!


*If any of our presidents had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

*If any of our presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?

*If any of our presidents had pronounced the Marine Corps as Marine Corpse, would you think him an idiot?

*If any of our presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

*If any of our presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

*If any of our presidents had been the first President to need a Teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

*If any of our presidents had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had reduced your retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had given the Queen of Englandan iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought it a proud moment for America ?

*If any of our presidents had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

*If any of our presidents had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

*If any of our presidents had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

*If any of our presidents would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self-important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

*If any of our presidents had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, wouldn't you have winced in embarrassment?

*If any of our presidents had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

*If any of our presidents' administrations had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually got what happened on 9-11?

*If any of our presidents had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

*If any of our presidents had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have ever approved.

*If any of our presidents had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Every statement and action in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.

"I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SOPA Sucks - Act II

Somebody needs to beat the hell out of Lamar Smith! C'mon Texans. Get rid of this jerk!

EDIT: Apologies to my Texas friends. Seems I should quit pointing fingers and look in my own back yard! Sen. Thad Cochran (R, MS) was a co-sponsor. Oh yes, he will get an email or two...

What is this Satan sponsored bill?

Bravo Master of Many Things!!

"In a political sense, there is one problem that currently underlies all of the others. That problem is making Government sufficiently responsive to the people. If we dont make government responsive to the people, we dont make it believable. And we must make government believable if we are to have a functioning democracy."
~Gerald R. Ford

Monday, December 26, 2011

Music Monday - OBG Barracuda

Awesome rock tune, by awesome musicians. Ahhhhhhh.......back in the day, lol.

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
~C.S. Lewis

Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's Christmas!

May joy dwell in your heart and the aches of your soul subside. Now I've got to run and get back to the magnificent 64GB, WiFi, 3G, iPad2 that was gifted to me in great shock yesterday. Oh yes it will be discussed again. Thanks out to the Johnson family and biz for a wonderful, wonderful surprise. This is literally the "Mac Daddy!"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New TS Addy

New Teamspeak addy is

Use existing values for ports, etc.

Metrocast is busy upgrading in order to double our speed. If you have a brief interruption, just stay calm and reboot the service. Instead of growling, think about how tremendous they have been in the past. We can certainly bear with a few days transition to go from 10 down - 1 up to 25 down - 2 up. Besides, you have to talk to Ashy or me (Server Admins) and how many times has fussing or whining ever caused us to change? LOL!

Hope this helps!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Go Daddy No Longer Endorses the Dark Side of the Force

The dazed and confused finally became lucid after the money chain was jerked. You can read their announcement HERE. Thanks out to Richi Jennings on Google+ for posting the info. Go Daddy bears watching though. They may do something else stupid like support Nobama. And yes, I agree with the quote.

"Too little, too late for Gone Daddy!"
~Richard Arnold (comment on Richi Jennings' Google+ post)

Low Daddy

What is Go Daddy, besides evil?

Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar and Web hosting company that also sells e-business related software and services. In 2010, it reached more than 45 million domain names under management.[2][3] Go Daddy is currently the largest ICANN-accredited registrar in the world, and is four times the size of its closest competitor.

If you are using these jerks please stop. You are doing business with a company that supports the IP Protect Act/SOPA. When confronted with a boycott that is underway Go Daddy basically told everyone, "Kiss my ass." Please people, the IP Protect Act/SOPA will force us to eventually stop using the internet. Read more at ArsTechnica; GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support. This type legislation is a major threat to our privacy and rights as individuals. And please please please vote Obama out of the White House next November. Our country is in a mess and getting worse while he is in office.

Pertinent Cybersouth FTSBH (from the saltillo beach house) reading can be found in posts made on December 14th and 20th. Go to the BLOG ARCHIVE on the right hand side of this page and click on the appropriate date. Here you can also find any post made at Cybersouth FTSBH since April 2003.

"All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Random Thursday - That Darn Cat

This is certainly not mainstream tech help, but what the heck, it's Christmas.

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
~Jeff Valdez

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Weather Inside is Frightful

How about some stress relief? Go to the Google Search Page. In the box type - Let It Snow - . Click the button or press Enter. Snow flakes will fill the screen and your monitor will become covered with frost. When it appears, hit the Defrost button and the frost will go away leaving a gentle snowfall. Not really tech help. Well, maybe it is...

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude."


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

IP Protect Act, Downright Evil!

People never cease to amaze me. For instance, who is the madman that put the lala virus in all of Nevada's water supplies? Oh yes, it has happened. I have it on good advice from my space alien friends. You may be asking yourself, "Now why is Dock trying to PO a whole state?" Here's why - they need to stop re-electing that village idiot Harry Reid!! God help the poor conservatives in Nevada. Folks you can sit on those fat asses and not pay attention to what this evil agent of Satan is serving up in Congress if you like. I won't. He is trying to destroy our rights as free people by butchering the internet. This plus the SOPA baboons mixes for a nightmare straight out of hell. Here's what Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) had to say about S.968, aka the IP Protect Act:

"The primary architects of the Internet and our leading cyber-security experts have made it clear that this legislation will undermine the key technologies that prevent fraud and protect consumers on the Internet. Our nation's leading first amendment scholars have made it clear that this bill poses a serious threat to speech and civil liberties for all who use the Internet. And our nation's leading technology employers warn that this bill presents a clear and present danger to innovation and job growth in an area that is going to be a major source of new jobs for this century."

Always good to know that conservative Democrats exist. Restores my faith in humanity. They are rare this day and time. For further reading please check out ArsTechnica. There are several links in the article that will inform you about these outrageous attempts at squashing freedom. Please let your Congress People know your concerns and if you see Harry Reid throw dog poop on him then tell the goon I said, "Hi."

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
~Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 19, 2011

Music Monday - Domino

No, it's not the classic by Van Morrison. It's a super song though, co-written by Katy Perry. Jessie is good looking, has a super voice and should achieve more great musical heights. This song makes me wanna' dance!

EDIT: Wondering whose name is in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star? Here's a hint - 'JB' and not Jimmy Buffett, lol.

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?"
~Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Today's Link Is In The Third Paragraph

My desktop is out of commission. Several motherboard capacitors went Mt. Vesuvius on me this past weekend. My time spent building and repairing computers is quickly coming to an end. Therefore, some still useful hints and tips will be passed on from time to time about various areas of repair. If you have the money don't experiment. Let a pro take care of the problems. A good tech will have the necessary tools, software, and knowledge to repair devices. In the long run this is probably the best bang for your buck.

Whew! Just finished a motherboard repair and had to rest for a while. Max stress job. For me anyway. When there's no coinage for a replacement, you try to utilize what is available or go without. Going without a desktop at the beach house is the same as taking a hammer away from a carpenter or hiding the Bible from the preacher. Burned a Hiren's Boot Disk from an .iso file. Will probably wait until tomorrow to use it.

What or who is Hiren? Go find out. Click on Hiren. Back now? Can we say AWESOME? I certainly can. If you are not well experienced nor have some Windows technical training you need to stay away from this fantastic download. Let me reiterate: If you don't know how to create a disk from an .iso file, please pass on this one. It is a BOOT disk and starts in DOS mode or faux DOS mode if you please. Danger! Will Robinson! Danger! This is a wonderful repair tool for many things, but in the wrong hands it can wreak havoc on a machine. Use at your own risk.

Hope this helps!

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Are you a Googleite? I am. They are miles ahead any other web portal. I really like the iGoogle home page. It's easily customized and the navigation is downright simple. Google offers many services, like Google mail (aka GMail), Picasa (we don't need no stinkin' Photoshop!), Google Maps (where u want to go today or any other time) Chrome Browser (surf the net at the speed o' light), Google Earth, Google Calendar, Google Translate, Google Docs, Google Talk etc. You can download these and more at Google Products. Not just great stuff, but also free! They now have another great service -> Good To Know. You don't really have to be Google crazy to see the value in this newer offering. Just click on the link and take a look. Bet you learn something.

Hope this helps!

"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all."
~William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Testing Internet Speed

Two good sites that measure speed:

Metrocast of Mississippi Speed Test

Ookla Speedtest.net

Metrocast's test is straightforward and a one button click produces results. Obviously, it's tuned towards the locale. Yes Comcast people, it works fine with your ISP. Ookla Speedtest.net is about as good as it gets. You can customize it to fit most any area. I highly recommend running a traceroute or contacting your ISP to find your real server info and using it. For instance, even though I live less than 100 miles from Memphis, TN most of my internet traffic is routed through Atlanta, GA. So using the Atlanta Speedtest server performs better and this will mean more accurate results. Make an account and save your info. This site has depth. Please be careful. Watch out for embedded ads that try to mimic the style of the site and look like they are part of Speedtest.net.

Use these links with caution. Cybersouth is not responsible for any problems you create. Hope this helps.

"But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope."
~George Eliot

Random Thursday - Another Song to Play at My Funeral (if somebody will bury me, lol)

After this enjoying this fantastic musical group live in concert earlier this year (TYVM MJ & Joe), it's a pleasure to see Celtic Woman more animated in this new DVD. Amazing. They seem to grow more gorgeous every time I see them. If you expect awesomeness and superior talent you won't be disappointed. If your bandwidth and PC can take it increase the resolution to 1080p and expand to full screen.


Of all the money that ere I had, I spent it in good company.
And of all the harm that ere I've done, alas was done to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit, to memory now I cannot recall.
So fill me to the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades that ere I had, they're sorry for my going away,
And of all the sweethearts that ere I had , they wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise while you should not,
I will gently rise and I'll softly call, "Goodnight and joy be with you all!"

Oh, if I had money enough to spend and leisure time to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in this town that sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosey cheeks and ruby lips, she alone has my heart in thrall.
So fill me to the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!"
~J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SOPA Sucks

Okay, our country is run by mad, rabid lunatics whose heads stay where the sun doesn't shine. If you are not familiar with SOPA you might want to check it out. A good place to start is User Talk: Jim Wales. Among other things, Mr. Wales is the founder of Wikipedia. Be sure and check out some of the comments. It came to mind that President Reagan saw the end of communism when he said, "Tear down that wall Mr. Gorbachev." Are the government goobers testing to see if this oppressive way of life can be implemented on many levels once again?!?!?

How did this slip by all of us? You can bet I will ask Senator Wicker! Everyone should contact their elected officials and protest mightily. With SOPA "protecting" we certainly don't have to worry about 'keeping our enemies close' since they will be right in the middle of our business. Thanks out to Slashdot for a very important link.

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
~Will Rogers

GW Info

Here's two videos concerning the GW2 Mesmer Profession. Ritualists and Assassins might find it interesting too. Awesome looking. Just hope they don't nerf or skill balance it out of existence.

Here's the link to the official announcement: GW2 Mesmer. Below are the official videos that show some of the skills:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Not a Mere Drip

Ever since Chrome rocked the internet crowd - interest in a new browser has been minimal. But a new variant of a well known browser is making a splash. So far I like it. Splash is an appropriate word since the new browser is Waterfox. As my bookmarks (favorites) are synced and speed comparisons begin to show up it''ll be easier to give an opinion. IE certainly has real competition, but is still the most popular.

Waterfox 8.0.1 is 64 bit and requires Microsoft's Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64). It's a simple install and can be downloaded here. It's also linked at the Waterfox download page. You'll find links to Flash 11, Silverlight 5, and 64 bit Sun Java there too. Download at your risk. If you become TARFU don't complain here.

Hope this helps!

NOTE: Guild Wars participants: Mesmer will be confirmed as the 8th profession in GW2 tomorrow.

"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts."


Monday, December 12, 2011

Music Monday - My Heart and My Spirit

Just listen:

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
~Miss Piggy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Modus Operandi

Thanks out to Maryke for a great pix!

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Merry Christmas?

Interesting thing happened today. I had to cash a small check in a bank where I have no account. This is rare thing for me. I needed to buy cheap, non-nutritious food to keep my fat ass fat and also put fuel in the truck. Usually hats are not part of my wardrobe. I did have one on and the lady asked me to remove it and was very nice. She pointed to several signs posted in the bank. They supported her hat removal thing. She was courteous. She smiled and wished me a great holiday season. I said thank you.

Then, with the hat removal thing in mind which seemed like Regions Bank's wimpy parallel to an attempt at uber control, I made a decision. "Ma'am, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Certainly I hope the holiday season finds you well. I also wish you good tidings of comfort and joy if you are not celebrating the birth of Christ. But, I am a Christian and not shy about it. Take my Christmas wish however you like."

This is Regions Bank? Telling me how to dress? I'll not to be back. It was a convenience thing just to get cash to eat. Regions Bank charged me a few dollars to extend a transaction that consisted of them making good on a check written on THEM. Hmmmm, concept of legal tender no longer exists, huh? The man whose face is on that dollar bill handed to me would have wasted the place like Bunker Hill if he had faced such indignant treatment. Does un-American attitude come to mind?

As I walked towards the door I heard, "Merry Christmas Mr. West and thank you." I stopped and smiled with a nod. I knew Regions Bank was history. It felt good to keep walking and know my idiot ass attitude had a positive result.

Regions Bank sucks. Their teller did not.

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
~Emily Dickinson

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Random Thursday - Africa Redux

Ashy asked about this version of Africa. It was used here some time ago. Fascinating alternative to the song posted this past Music Monday. Very creative, bordering on brilliant in my opinion. Turn it up or use a headset if possible. The audio quality is very good.

"Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I'd try a revolver first."

~Josh Billings

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Windows Media Center Glitch

Is Windows Media Center opening at random? There is a trojan infection going around that can cause this behavior. It is also a known problem that the Windows people acknowledge. First run your updated anti-virus software. Then run your updated anti-spyware tools. Then run an updated CCleaner.

Not using CCleaner? Might be a good idea to start. Download it at Piriform. There are three columns in the center of the download page. Click the free column (the one on the left) and download from Piriform, it's a trusted sight. After the initial installation be sure and click the Options button towards the upper left on the opening page and then click the Cookies button. Save the cookies for sites you trust. Email me cybersouth@gmail.com if you have questions.

Windows Media Center still aggravating you? Here are 3 solutions provided by the folks at Microsoft. I implemented the first two solutions before reading the forum and finally used number 3 to resolve the problem:

1. Disable the Windows Media Center Services
Click Start, type services.msc and pressEnter
Find Windows Media Center Extender Service and double click it
On the General tab, change Startup Type to Disabled and click OK to close that window
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for Windows Media Center Receiver Service,Windows Media Center Scheduler Service andWindows Media Center Service Launcher
Close the Services window and reboot

2. Disable Windows Media Center via Group Policy (Note: This is not an option for Windows Vista Home Premium users)
Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press Enter
Under Computer Configuration, navigate to Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Media Center
In the right pane, double click the only policy (Do not allow Windows Media Center to run)
Select Enabled (sounds weird but this will indeed prevent WMC from running) and clickOKto close that Window
Close the Local Group Policy Editor and reboot

3. Disable Windows Media Center via the registry
Click Start, type regedit and press Enter
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft
Right click on Microsoft and choose New >Key
Name the key WindowsMediaCenter and press Enter
Right click on the key you just created and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
Name the DWORD MediaCenter and press Enter twice
Change the Hexadecimal value to 1 and press OK
Close Registry Editor and reboot

You can go to the forum from which the 3 solutions were gleaned here: Microsoft Answers.

Hope this helps! Download and perform these tasks at your own risk. Cybersouth is in no way responsible if you FUBAR your machine. Besides, seeking legal action to get money from me is like drawing blood from a turnip. Since neither is there, can we say impossible? You might have more luck with that turnip thangy.

"Experts agree that the best type of computer for your individual needs is one that comes on the market about two days after you actually purchase some other computer."
~Dave Barry

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

God Bless the United States of America

Please, please take just a few minutes and listen to why this man WILL be the next President of the United States. Just play it in the background if you're busy and hear what is said. Better yet, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and spend some important quality time honoring our fallen Veterans and your fellow Americans by listening to a true God fearing American that can and will put our country back on the right track. It's concise, easy to understand, very much to the point, no holds barred and he even makes the crowd laugh. Yes, my hat is in his arena. There are some old problems that the Satan driven mega evil MSNBC stooges harp on continuously like rabid shrews. Newt has made mistakes. He's human, remember? Everyone in the race has some positives and negatives, but most anyone running will be better than the present office holder. Thanks out to my friend EdC for another tremendous link. I truly think that this video will be a part of history.

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
~Thomas Jefferson

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
~Thomas Jefferson

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
~Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 05, 2011

Music Monday - Africa

An awesome live performance. Toto really rocks. As a group they are very tight, engineering is spot on, and individual brief solos present their tremendous talents as musicians. This is what modern music is all about! The photos that are included are from a farm in South Africa that is the residence of a friend of mine. Can you imagine a giraffe wandering around the lower 40? How do you like the old Willys jeep? Is that kewl transportation or what? Thanks 'Crystal' for the great pixs. The last photo is a long shot down a dirt road either on or near Crystal's farm. You see three faint spots in the road ahead. When you zoom in you find three lions lounging in the road!

"God gave us memories that we might have roses in December."
~James Barrie (Neverland, on SyFy, concludes tonight. Great mini-series so far.)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Teamspeak Adjustment

Attention: TS3 clients. New addy -> Same ports same pswds,etc. Just change your address in the Teamspeak Client software and leave other settings alone. You can also do a search in the Teamspeak Server list and it will load your settings. Be sure and do a save. There are multiple users online using the service at this time. Trust me, the service is running at optimum settings so if problems are encountered please check your settings. If all else fails please contact me via phone. Reason for change? Replaced a failed power supply and updated for security reasons. Sorry for the inconvenience. Always nice to have an extra server class PS in stock. BTW, UW, lol.

SideNote: The new Celtic Woman DVD, Believe, will be broadcast for the first time tonight on some PBS stations.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Letting Go of Anger Can be Tough

Being politically correct is a communist plot inspired by Satan and his terrorist henchmen to undermine the weak and ignorant. It's not politically correct to say such a thing??!?! OMG! What shall I ever do? Let's try again. How about, "Kiss my fat ass you bunch of wimpy jerks??!?!?!" Folks, get over it. Look up the word manners in the dictionary and if you can wrap your mind around the definition then seek to improve politeness (with reasonable measure - some people are idiots and good manners won't prevail, but if we all strive to be nice it'll help). This world has enough problems without gangsta rap, racist tirades, liberal boohoos and whines, elitist rhetoric and dumbasses that have no clue about anything yet think they know it all. That last group really makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

Last time there was a major check it was discovered that I too, am an individual human with rights, feelings, hope, desires and goals. This country is in a horrible mess. People are starving. Some will suffer at the hands of the "righteous" self appointed life-judges. They think those that are poor should freeze or die of heat stroke. Why? The goofball administration now in place has all but committed treason. After being elected they have continually attacked the American way of life. "Yep, just go right ahead and turn off their electricity. We could care less if they live or die," said the power company to the poor. So, it's time to quit being part of the problem and become an ingredient in the solution.

Before this current administration took office, I had never known real poverty. Fear was something that haunted my dreams of Vietnam, not the queasy feeling now sometimes felt upon first awakening. Poverty was something that I knew existed, but never experienced. Damn it! Being hungry sucks. Especially when one is a fat ass. Not knowing if your refrigerator will be running when you get home is terrifying. To think that precious pack of bologna and other cheap consumables may spoil is a real problem. Not a day goes by without people being thrown out of their dwellings. This is not because they are lazy, but because they worked hard all life long and then had the rug jerked from under them.

Even though I am a Republican and believe our great nation can turn around after the election, I am also a Republican with concerns about my fellow humans. Next time you enter that grocery store or supermarket and are able to purchase good, healthy food for your family take a minute to stop and think. There's a sister or brother out there that just might need YOUR helping hand. Find a way to contribute to the human race. Children, including yours, are watching...

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
~Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, December 01, 2011