Monday, August 27, 2012


If Hurricane Isaac wreaks destruction on New Orleans will it be Obamas fault, or will President Bush be held responsible for that one too?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This week I am going to make the 2 hour drive heading south from Indy to southern Indiana.
Jojo is going out of town for work and I need to go see moms. I'm still off work on the injured reserved list so I just need to weave my way through all the doctor visits and physical therapy and get down there. I like that my immediate family all live in Indiana, but we are split between the Northerners and the Southerners.

The Southerners start at Loogootee and wind through Jasper and end up all the way down to the far south west corner of Indiana to Evansville.
Us Northerners begin at Bargersville, through Greenwood, jog over to Indy's west side, through Indy's Eastside and wind up in Greenfield.
I was born in Southern Indiana and we spent a fair amount of time down there as kids. Back then we had family in Loogootee, French Lick and Newton Stewart. Little towns separated not by many miles but by a lot of hills and winding roads.

When I hear the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here, it always pulls my mind back down that way, especially Newton Stewart.
The song itself has no memory provoking power.
It's that small part at the beginning of the song that starts the time machine.
The song begins with a radio playing in the background as some unnamed guitar player (David Gilmour) is tuning through the stations searching for a song he can play along with on a 12 string.
It's this one weak station he is trying to pull in that you can here the heterodyne whine you used to hear a lot back in the days of analog tuners that reminds me of trips to Loogootee, or French Lick or Newton Stewart.
The sound that dads car radio made trying to pull in stations that were too far away.

But mostly it pulls my rapidly diminishing memory to the old  portable shortwave radio that used to sit in the General store that my grandparents owned in Newton Stewart.
Seems to me like it usually sat next to the post office section of the store right under a huge map of the proposed Patoka Reservoir that now engulfs that tiny nook of Americana.
my minds eye can still  see that radio that was always turned down so low even a young whippersnapper like me could barely hear it, but I remember that heterodyne whine whistling over some weak radio station, I see my uncle Kenneth sitting there by it, it was his radio.

He was a history school teacher at French Lick and still lived with grandma and grandpa and he minded the store quite a bit.
He was one of my favorite people down there.
It was a huge family and the number grandkids at one time may have reached 30 some. So we were pretty much lost in the shuffle and ignored, but not by Uncle Kenneth.
Seems like he had a nickname for all of us and he is the one that gave Rita of An Ordinary Life fame the moniker "Annie Bob".
He always called me "Mark Clark".
I didn't know then who the hell Mark Clark was but I liked it when Uncle Kenneth called me that. "Well, Mark Clark!", is how he always greeted me.

The other thing I remember about Uncle Kenneth was the he was afraid of the dark, I think he always slept with the light on.
I still have an image of him sleeping on the couch with the lamp on and the shortwave radio sitting there on the table next to him turned way down.

Uncle Kenneth was single till he was 57 years old. He finally got married and moved away.
A little over a week later he dropped dead with a heart attack.
Seems like Uncle Kenneth should have feared marriage more than he feared sleeping in the dark.

That all was decades ago.
These days I can't remember what I did last week.
But it's that shortwave radio that I see and I hear and that distant radio station playing and the sound of the heterodyne whine oscillating over the melody of some long ago forgotten hillbilly tune that is still crystal clear in my memory.

I will be playing that Pink Floyd song when I get down that way like I always do because I like that song and that tiny sliver of yesterday it brings me back to.

I like that song so much that I'm tempted to tell my family that I want it played at my funeral, but it seems like that might be in bad taste.
But I do have a dark sense of humor.
It might be humorous to have people standing around looking at my dead carcass laying there in my coffin with while they play "Wish You Were Here".

Monday, August 20, 2012


I went to pick up my repaired center speaker for my new Blu ray surround system from Best Buy today.
Imagine my shock and dismay when I read this sign on the counter where you return, exchange or send out for repair electronic equipment.

Best Buy actually requires a photo I.D. to make these transactions.
This is pure hate and discrimination of the poor, the elderly, blacks, illegal aliens and probably gays too.
I mean how does Best Buy expect the downtrodden and the disenfranchised to return or replace their stereos, home theaters, auto mega amps, or God forbid their 55” LCD 3D flat screen TVs?

Where is the outrage ?????
Where is Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition ?????
Where is Al Sharpton ?????
Where is Eric Holder and the Dept. of Justice ?????

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Heterophobe, Floyd Lee Corkins II with possible ties to pro-gay promoter and hate-group The Southern Poverty Law Center went on a shooting rampage injuring several people at the Family Research Center Wednesday.
It is widely believe that this attack was deliberately spurred by pro-gay and left-wing organizations and their main method to induce these murderous attacks is through their use of calling their opponents names such as, hate-groups, homophobes, mean-spirited, na na na na na and aboo boo.

There have been many calls for these pro-gay and left-wing groups to turn down the rhetoric and stop being such meanies.
If these groups continue to escalate the name-calling further steps may be necessary and someone may have to tell their mommies.

Monday, August 13, 2012


He Said She Said

At least that is what was on the bumper sticker I saw years ago. When I read it I though to myself "no shit Sherlock". Of course the intent of that bumper sticker was to infer that all the family value groups were evil hateful people because they hold traditional values. 

The words racism and hate are two words whose meaning have been perverted over the years. The left uses these words as a weapon in an attempt to demonize those they disagree with into submission. In many cases it works. No one wants to be considered a racist or hateful or part of a hate-group. 

You want to know what a real hate group looks like?      
Try the Westboro Church that protest at the burial sights of our fallen heroes. Listen to cult leader Louis Farrkahn and his minions of the Black Muslims. How about the Obama protected New Black Party members who have cart blonch to practice voter intimidation. Or Obama's friend and adviser and former pastor the so-called Reverend Wright and his cult. Neo-Nazi Party, KKK, all the White Supremacist groups. 
Those are hate groups! Do you really want to dilute the evilness of those groups by lumping the in with organizations who only want to hold on to a tiny piece of what they believe in the only thing they have left of a traditional family value?
Christians have been abused by the left and gay groups for years. Churches have been attacked, services interrupted and in general people who hold onto even a tiny slice of family values are fair game for abuse. 

With all that said here is my 2 cents. 
Last Wednesday I had a chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A. Does that make me a homophobe? Does that make me a hateful bigot?

If any of my friends or family "came out", it would not affect my relationship or my affection for that person. Would I celebrate that revelation? No, but I would still want them to feel comfortable around me, my kids and my grandkids. I would want to maintain that relationship as before. 
Do I believe it is sin? Yes I do and so is being a drunkard and a fornicator and I've done my share of both. The bible list these things along with a whole host of other fun stuff as sinful and as far as I know we haven't gotten any new memos saying different. 
I have heard many gay churches and groups even try to promote the idea that Jesus was gay. They point to the fact that Jesus didn't come out and specifically preach against it. 
Well Jesus was never quoted preaching against beastiality either, does that mean he was cool with dating your (fill in your favorite pet).
But their main source for this theory is the verse 13:23 from the Book of John which says "Now the was one leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples whom Jesus loved". 
In the original Greek there are many words used for love depending of the kind of love your talking about. The Greek word "Eros", is the word used in the bible to describe a romantic or sexual love. The word used in John 13:23 was "agape/agapoa" which is a platonic love of God for humans or humans love for God.

Having said all that, it probably is obvious that I do not support same sex marriage. Does that mean I hate gays? Am I a hate group of one?
The company I work for requires me to "Value Diversity", not just accept it, not just tolerate it, I must "Value" it. 
I always held the view that we were all Americans, we are all equal, we are all the same regardless of race creed or color. 
The left want us divided up and Balkanized. 
I don't hate gays, I don't pretend to understand that lifestyle, but I don't think anyone has the right bully, harass, or harm them. 
And I don't believe the left has any right to bully, harass or harm people who express my viewpoint on the matter. 

Take this thing to its logical conclusion. If the federal government mandates that states must allow same sex marriage, then what if a an adult wants to marry his dog, or his goat, or his big screen TV?
If you allow that, don't you dilute the entire idea of what a marriage is? Doesn't it make a mockery of that institution? 
On the other hand what if the left, or gays say no we can't have that, we have to draw the line somewhere. Doesn't that make them hypocrites? Wouldn't they become the hate group that they love to hate?

Of course if I become an Islamic, then "I KILL YOU!"

As a survivor of 2 divorces, I am only looking out for your best interest.
Your better off staying single.
You'll thank me later.

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Friday, August 10, 2012


The parents of Brian Terry need to make a campaign commercial. 
They could look into the camera and say the following. 

"Barack Obama murdered our son. He and Eric Holder sold guns to Mexican drug gangs and shortly after that, Obama and Holder arranged the murder of hundreds of Mexican civilians and our son. 
He doesn't care that he murdered our son. "

Why doesn't some PAC run this spot?
It is so much closer to the truth than that guy who lied his ass off in that spot that was green lit by Obama and his henchmen. 
Yeah, I'm sorry that woman died of cancer, but that does not give that jackass an excuse to get on camera and tell all those lies. 
Sorry but being a widower does not give you an exemption from being labeled a lying jackass if you actually are one. 
Am I being too harsh?
Oh well, I guess I'm just one of those hateful chicken eaters. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Cops directing traffic at my local Chick-fil-A

I have been planning to write a post on my views on same sex marriage for some time. At the risk of being called a hateful bigot or worse, I went to my local Chick-fil-A and braved the huge crowd to get my chicken samich.
 The CEO of this company is being attacked by the leftists for holding the same view as Louis Farrakhan holds. Check that, Farrakhan would just as soon burn them at the stake and that doesn't stop Rahm Emanuel from kissing his ass every chance he gets. Obama was opposed to gay marriage till just a few months ago when he decided to whore himself out for a few more votes. I will expand on this subject in another post.
For the record, I don't hate gays.
I do hate when that four letter word is misused as is the word "racist".
Most of the time when people misuse those two words they are reflecting the hatred and racism in their own heart.