"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" Albert Einstein

"A dame who knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Mae West

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Revenge is Sweet

A few posts ago I was ranting about gum chewers and the wads they leave behind. One of my blogging buddies bragged about his gum chewing, but it seems Karma stepped in and provided some balance.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Que pasa?

Hippy Dippy Weatherman dies. Forecast for tonight: dark.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

You got what you thought you wanted

I'm not one to sympathize with people who are willing to compromise their individual freedom for financial gain. This blogger seems to sympathize with a religious leader who doesn't like the fact he can't preach politics in the pulpit without losing his church's tax exempt status. Freedom of speech and all that.

If you're in bed with the government, how can you not realize that you'll eventually be getting screwed? When you make a deal, you're agreeing to conditions. Free speech was thrown out the window when his church asked the IRS for tax-exempt status (for tax deductible donations to subsidize his pastoral salary). That's right, you request that status - the government doesn't force you to be tax-exempt, it just forces the regulations on you in exchange. Did they really think they would get something for nothing? This same reverend has probably preached at least once about selling your soul to the devil.

If people want true freedom, let them act like free men and live without government interference. Unfortunately, it has become the modern mind-set that government is good and citizens voluntarily sign their freedoms away to Big Brother, and especially for financial considerations. Here's another example. Farmers used to be independent fellows, but now they sign contracts to let the government tell them what to plant, what not to plant and where to plant in exchange for those big subsidy checks. There are hundreds of other examples.

Just try living life without asking the government for anything and find out what freedom really is. True freedom is difficult enough to maintain in these times of big government, but voluntarily giving away your freedom is simply downright foolish.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Please tell me this isn't the end

This listing in the Champaign-Urbana Craigslist has me worried:Hopefully the theater is not going out of business at the end of the lease period.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What do you do with your wad?

This weekend I noticed my foot was bothering me. I thought my shoe had a rock stuck on the sole, but after examining it I discovered it was a nasty piece of chewed gum and it wasn't about to be easily extracted from its new home. I tried scraping my foot along the street curbing and running my foot back and forth numerous times on a gravel area, all to no avail. It took a knife and some digging to get the dang thing off.

Not only do I consider this totally disgusting, I find the entire concept of gum chewing repulsive. I pretty much equate the action as human cud chewing.

Then there's the whole other issue of smacking, chomping, and drooling that often accompanies it. And don't even tell me how appealing it is to place a popped bubble from your face, back into your mouth. After it's used, it seems the etiquette is to throw your big pink wad onto the ground or hide it under a table top

I'm not afraid of gum like Oprah is, but if I could ban it from polite society, I wouldn't hesitate to do so.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wrong pests removed

I thought this article was about Congress.

Buyer's Remorse

Some people don't want to spend money for an attorney, surveyor, or title search when buying real estate. It's a save money by doing-it-yourself world , you know. Some people buy property and rarely check on it. If you're one of those people who think hiring professionals is a waste of money, read this.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My new favorite singer

Adele. Love her beautiful haunting voice.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Black and white issues

The media and Afro-American leaders are elated that a "black" man has finally risen to the rank of Democratic Presidential Candidate, and eluding to attacks of racism by his leading competitor and by the opposing party. Obama is as much white as he is black and calling him "black" is an insult to his mother and the white grandparents who raised him. He is living proof of the blended ethnicity of modern America.

That being said, instead of being so focused on race, the public should be concentrating on what Obama is really saying in his speeches. The man is a socialist disguised as a melting pot, articulate, glamour boy. Be careful what you wish for. The devil comes in many forms.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pane in the Ass

Walking down the street with your pants down can get you in trouble.

Good bye, Mr. Chips

The inventor of the Pringles can died this week and was buried in his own design.

Just another use for recycling those tubular containers:

Bird watching

It's less than six months to Thanksgiving and the turkeys are already on the


When wild turkeys fly into windows around here , it's most often this variety