Wednesday, October 31, 2007

1980's One Hit Wonder Wants to Run Against Lindsey Graham....

SC6 Has learned that 80's Pop Star Kim Carnes is planning on running against incumbent SC Senator Lindsey Graham in 2008. No word on if 'Bette Davis Eyes' will be her theme song.

So far, the campaign has been very low-key. A press release on SC Hotline is the only evidence that she is campaigning for the seat. In the public interest, we went on a search for Carnes to clear up the confusion. Unfortunately, we are only more confused than when we started....

For starters, Carnes doesn't even live in South Carolina, she lives in California. Strike one. We decided to get the word straight from the horse's mouth, so we called Carnes agent, Swifty Rabinowitz.. Just to let you know, she is available for concerts, restaurant openings or company get togethers. However, Swifty said he knows nothing of it, so I called Carnes directly......

Just to reiterate, Carnes is available for concerts, birthday parties, etc..... When asked directly 'Will you run against Lindsey Graham?' Her reply was terse..... "Who the heck is Lindsey Graham". We are flabbergasted !!! Why would Kim Carnes make a press release, then not.......... Uh, TIM CARNES ?? Oh. Nevermind.


Happy Halloween !!

Hello, 911 ?? I'm Stuck in a Pumpkin !!
This may not fit into the extreme pumpkins theme - except for this kid being extremely cute! Anyway, have a great Halloween, everybody.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Do I Hate All Clyburns ?? I Must....

After I wrote my post last week about Jim Clyburn's cousin Bill, who is running for Senate Seat 25, someone aksed me a funny question in jest......... "Mike, Do you hate all Clyburns?" . Gee, I never thought about it. I guess I do.

Sure , we all known I have no love for Jim, but I guess Bill is now on my list too. Maybe if he didn't try to use the same old lowball tactics as Jim, I might feel otherwise. But he didn't.

But there are others.... Pianist Van Cliburn's ( above left) playing is pedestrian, choppy and sounds almost as though he were making fun of whoever he is playing. A good example of this is Schubert's 'Der Kinderspiel Eien kleine' . In it , Cliburn's dexterity is off - it sounds like he is missing a couple fingers.

On the right we have Baltimore Orioles great Danny Clyburn. What? You never heard of him? That's because he looked like a great player (6'4'' , 220), but that was about it. No power in the big leagues - always pulled the ball to left field. Throw him a curve, and he'd bail out. Bobby is a lifelong Orioles fan, and he's never heard him. Enough said.

All the other Clyburns have never amounted enough to comment on - I think that says it all.

So, do I hate all Clyburns. No , of course not. I hate the player, not the name...


Week Number 2 of Inside Mike's Brain...

Week Two of Therapy: I started out by forgetting part of my 'homework', so I had to think off the top of my head for answers - not my strong suit. Basically, he asked me what I want to get out of therapy.
First, I need to learn to control my temper. Secondly, I want to be able to learn to address conflict before I let it build up inside. Lastly, I want to tell those that do things for me that I appreciate them. In other words, to say thank you more often.
We went into discussions about what happened at work, and after about 15 minutes f me talking, what we got was that I confuse a problem as a conflict. Everything to me is a conflict - both professionally and personally. I avoid the problem to the point that I let it become a conflict. By then it's too late. I've dated women for months, and lost them over one argument - same thing. It took a little give and take, but I eventually got the point.
All of it is the result of a lack of confidence and assertiveness. I don't stick up for myself, and I don't have faith in myself. No big surprise to those of you who really know me... I don't believe in myself, so I take the blame for a lot of things, and since I dont; believe in me, no one else does either. Why should they???
I got more homework too. I need to practice being more assertive - even if it means picking an argument with someone. Also, I need to call my siblings and tell them why I appreciate them. Easy enough. I have something I've been avoiding, and I'll tackle that tomorrow. Session over. Next one is in a week. What did I say as I walked out? 'Thank You' ....... :)

Worth More Dead Than Alive... Elvis is the Top Earning Dead Celebrity for 2007...

Elvis is Everywhere. Elvis is Everything. Elvis is Everybody, Elvis is Still the King........
- Mojo Nixon.
Forbes Magazine has put out it's annual 'Top Earning Dead Celebrities' list. After giving up the title to Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley has once again regained his title. Presley, whose company that copyrights his name went public, earned $49 Million this year. Wow.
Coming in second and fourth were Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, sandwiched aroun third place Theodore 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel, with Albert Einstein finishing fifth. While Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr's carrers are undoubted over, they do have something to look forward to now. As far as Kurt Cobain, I have a question for Courtney Love - how much heroin can $50M buy?

Welcome to My Hut...It's 'SC6 Cribs'

Let's ripoff MTV here a little. Most of you guys are too busy to come to Flotown to kick with me and my peeps. Know what I sayin'?? So I'll bring tha flava to ya! Welcome to my hut , bitches.....

Right from the first step in... Class, baby. Of course, there are two entrances into the living from the foyer. It can be confusing.

The room where I spend all day blogging. The living room.. I get all my info on my laptop and Fox News on the TV. Note the doggie bed by the fireplace - where Rocket kicks back, when he's not on the couch.

Red Room , Red Room!
The den, also known as Ben's room. I don't do anything there, but Rocket has spent hours chewing up the couch and my Civil War book collection. It actually is a dining room, but we don't even use..........

The dining room and kitchen. The only time the dinette was used was when Ben's parents came to town. It was an excellent use of money, eh? One oddity - there are 7 doors to the room. Who told us? the neighbor...

I know y'all were waiting for this one.. The bedroom - the place where nothing happens. It does have a nice view of the backyard. Yeah, it's green. Excuse the dust on the bed - it just doesn't get much use..

The music room. Where I make beautiful music. Hey, any noise is considered music !! Note the ceiling fan on the floor. I opened the box , looked at the installation instructions, and I said 'No F***** Way.'

Lastly, the rear deck. 400 square feet of unused magic. After 3 months of 100 degree plus weather, it's finally cool enough to be used. The best part? The ceramic pig near the entrance....

Sure, there are other things to show you, but do you really want to see where I crap?? That and Ben's room is a mess. One thing you must see - the monkey wallpaper! For that, you're gonna have to come by sometime. Thanks for taking the 'SC Cribs' tour........ Peace Out, Yo!

Rocket Will Be Missing Something When He Comes Back From the Vet...

Rocket is a bit over 6 months old now, so it's time for his nuts to go !! He's at the vet right now, getting prepped for his Bob Barker special.........
Hopefully, he'll calm down now - the dog was nuts at the vet this morning. We'll find out tomorrow . Anyway, my hope is that everything goes okay today.

Got Your Costume Ready?? Halloween's One Day Away...

This one looks like a lot of work was put into it........ Nice use of the gourds too. That reminds me - I need to get some candy for the kids.


Monday, October 29, 2007

The Phantom Buzz....... The Cell Phone Vibration That Isn't.

A recent study that there is a mysterious phenomenon invloving vibrating cellphones. It seems that a certain percentage of us think our phones are buzzing, and they really aren't. Doctors equate the problem with amputees having "phantom pains" from a lost limb.
What is the cause? Doctors don't know exactly, but some think that it's in our heads - that we are expecting a call, therefore, we feel a buzz that we are hoping for that call. Medical Mumbo Jumbo? Could be. Just thought it was interesting.........

Top Ten Things That Only Women Understand.....

When it comes to women, I wonder all the time..... I got this list from a female friend from RED, so if you're a woman, and you don't like it, don't blame me........
10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
AND, the Number One thing only women understand :1. OTHER WOMEN

Post Number 666 on Halloween.... Ooh, Scary !!

Uh, it's just a number, no need to freak out................ How superstituous is the Pee Dee?? They have every number in the 660's for phone numbers , but they skipped 666 !! Like Satan is coming through the telephone. Yes, I saw The Ring - stupid movie..

It's just a number, same as any other. Feel free to drop a post about your favorite superstition. I used to click my toes 3 times and say 'Rabbit, Rabbit' before my feet hit the floor on the first day of the month for good luck. Yeah, i was a weird kid - like I'm any better now.


Congrats to the Red Sox - You Still Suck...

Get out the brooms, the Red Sox are going sweeping !! Congratulations to the Red Sox from a lifelong Yankee fan. Now go try to do it again. See you in 2008.

Halloween Is Just Around the Corner.. OF HELL !!

I'm not sure if this is a squid or an octopus getting into a clamshell, or what it is.... It's pretty cool though. If you're sick of this recurring post, be patient - only 2 days til Halloween....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

You Sure Do Talk Funny....... Take the SC6 Accent Quiz...

Thanks to Bobby for sending me this quiz.... It has 13 questions on various words, and how you pronounce them. Then it tells you where you are likely from. It had my Long Island accent pegged almost exactly.

Let me know how it goes... Just click on the link.


Time to Pray for Carolina and Clemson..

Fire in NC Beach House Kills Seven Students....
Everyone needs to take a minute and pray for the families of the six USC and one Clemson students who died in a beach house fire in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
From the accounts so far, I can't help but think of the worst as to how it happened. Anyway, however it happened, the USC and Clemson Nations need our prayers. I don't have any magic words to make it better.......
An additional note... The victims appear to be members of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, although no one has been named yet.
Further updating.... Word is that this tragedy has hit the Pee Dee hard. At least one victim is from Florence, and another is from Darlington...

The NFL in England.......... Bad Idea.

My Giants Win a Sloppy 13-10 Game in Wembley Stadium......

I never watched an NFL game in slow motion before today. Football is one of the few sports that you can usually play in bad weather. In fact , football in snow is great. But, football on a soaked , thin piece of turf is not good at all.........

I understand the NFL wants to make football a worldwide game, but there is one problem...... The rest of the world hates football. Football to them is Soccer. Our Football to them is very boring, and it lacks strategy. I repeat - they HATE American football. This is all a play for money, and I hate when I am reminded that the NFL is a business.

It was nice to see all the different teams represented by the uniforms the fans were wearing, but Wembley Stadium was the wrong place to have it. Wembley is a soccer field. There is no crown for drainage, and they cut the grass way too short, so the turf is very weak. The turf got all torn up, so the players played like they were on ice skates.

In short, Good Fans, Good Game, Bad Arena...


Different Clyburn, Same Strategy....

Clyburn's Henchman Phil Bailey Brings Racism Into Senate Seat 25 Race.....
I'm feeling much better today, which means that I have enough energy to write when something pisses me off. I was going through the headlines on SC Hotline, and I came across the Senate Seat 25 race between Shane Massey and Bill Clyburn.
No, I am not an authority on this race, and yes, Bill Clyburn is a cousin of Jim Clyburn, so maybe I have a bias against him. With that in mind, I will limit the post to the point I want to make.
Phil Bailey, who is running Clyburn's campaign, says that Massey sent out a mailer thru SCRG, attacking Clyburn's education stance. I haven't seen the mailer - Clyburn's team didn't supply the mailer, so who knows exactly what it says. Bailey is calling on Massey to renounce SCRG.
All of this is fine and well, but at the very end, Bailey pulls a classic Jim Clyburn move - he says "Clearlt Massey is trying to mislead voters, malign Clyburn and intimidate voters. Sounds familiar? If we did not know it, we would swear it were the 1960's and not 2007."
Bill Clyburn must keep in touch with his cousin, because this is a classic Jim Clyburn gambit, which is ,"If you disagree with me, you are a racist". Jim uses it at every turn......... You don't want the bridge? You're a racist......... You don't want to pay for health care for kids whose parents make 80k a year? You're a racist.....
If Massey wants to align himself with SCRG, fine. If it defines him as a candidate, fine. Most candidates are homogeneous, pinstriped and bland, so actually knowing what a candidate is for helps voters. If voters feel education is the main issue, they now know who to vote for.
Maybe I get offended easier than the average white guy, but I get pissed off everytime I hear a black candidate go down the gutter by even suggesting that 2007 is anywhere nearly like 1960's. Times are different. Maybe the campaigns should be different too.
"You Label Me, Therefore You Negate Me"
- Kierkegaard.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Four Days 'til Halloween.. And I Still Have More Pumpkins !!

That is one unhappy little pumpkin !! Fear not, no pumpkins were injured in the making of this picture......

I'm Sick.

I'm not feeling too well today, gang. Nothing big - I'm tired, and everything aches. I don't seem to have the focus or drive to write any good posts. Guess I'll just watch football and rest. Have a nice weekend......


Now The NY Times Knows What We've Known All Along....

NYT: South Carolina Is an Important Primary............
Uhh, really Sherlock?? Well., if you want to read it, here is the NY Times article...........
NY Times
By Michael Luo

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Tony Piscatella has been busy shopping for a Republican presidential candidate to support. On Tuesday, he stopped in to hear Mitt Romney at a town hall meeting in Summerville. The next morning, he drove to nearby Mount Pleasant to hear Fred D. Thompson at a diner. Afterward, he said he would probably give Mr. Thompson the edge but wanted to hear more.
“He’s a Southerner,” said Mr. Piscatella, who lives in Summerville. “He’s got our traditional values at heart.”
With his Southern roots and drawl, Mr. Thompson, a former senator from Tennessee, would seem to be the man to beat in South Carolina’s Republican Primary on Jan. 19; he leads in most polls, and many political observers see his candidacy either rising or falling on how he does in the state. But Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, has shown surprising strength in the state, running first or second in many surveys. Mr. Romney began blanketing the state with television commercials last month. And Senator John McCain of Arizona is now largely focused on New Hampshire and this state to propel his campaign.
In the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, South Carolina, more than perhaps any other early voting state, is shaping up as a pivotal battleground where each of these four candidates believes he has a solid shot of winning. Since 1980, each victor in South Carolina has gone on to become the Republican nominee.
It is Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, who has been the most aggressive in the state as of late, seeking to apply the same formula he used in Iowa and New Hampshire, where he trailed early on but built leads in large part through a flood of early advertising.
Mr. Romney’s challenges would appear to be more daunting in South Carolina, where he has lagged in the polls. Many in the state, which has a large concentration of white evangelical Republican voters, consider his Mormon faith to be heretical.
$1 million in commercialsBut Mr. Romney has spent over $1 million on television commercials in South Carolina, the vast majority in the last few weeks; his rivals have yet to run any. And Mr. Romney has devoted more than $140,000 to his direct mail operation in the state, far more than anyone else, and more than $200,000 on in-state consultants, with a heavy emphasis on courting evangelicals.
His campaign recently unveiled a series of endorsements from Christian conservatives, including Bob Jones III, chancellor of the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, and Robert R. Taylor, the dean of the university’s school of arts and sciences.
But Mr. Romney’s campaign suffered a setback when the Rev. Donald J. Wilton, pastor of a Spartanburg church and immediate past president of the state’s Southern Baptist convention, suddenly withdrew his endorsement this week, calling it a “personal error.”
Initially, Mr. McCain, who has been to the state 15 times since January, had been the favorite here, locking up endorsements from some 40 state legislators and building up a formidable field operation. Then the campaign ran into financial problems over the summer, and he had to lay off much of his staff. But Mr. McCain’s top two political consultants agreed to work without pay, and, last month, the campaign began hiring again. Staffing levels have largely recovered; still, the campaign continues to work to convince voters that Mr. McCain remains viable.
In 2000, Mr. McCain garnered 42 percent of the vote in the South Carolina Republican primary largely by doing well in the coastal region, which tends to be less socially conservative and more focused on fiscal issues. But he was hurt badly, especially in the upstate region, by opposition from those who considered themselves members of the religious right.

This time is different, said Richard Quinn, one of Mr. McCain’s political consultants. Mr. McCain has sought to smooth over relations with evangelical leaders and has highlighted a consistent voting record against abortion, which contrasts him with some of his rivals. But many Christian conservatives still regard him as a maverick.
Largely unknownMr. Romney, unlike Mr. McCain, remains largely unknown to many in South Carolina. He began cultivating party leaders and activists in 2006 and has continued to lavish attention on them, sending representatives to push his cause at meetings, making sure to support county Republican Party organizations and competing vigorously in straw polls across the state.
“If I ever ran for the president of the United States, I’d want to do it like Mitt Romney,” said Samuel Harms, chairman of the Republican Party in Greenville County, a conservative stronghold that Mr. Romney first visited early last year. “It’s my impression that he’s outworking everybody else.”

Mr. Romney’s campaign has already named precinct captains in the top 300 of the 1,500 voting precincts in the state, which cover areas to include much of the vote. And his campaign has conducted extensive phone bank operations for months.
Mr. Giuliani’s state chairman, Barry Wynn, said that the Giuliani organization in South Carolina has ramped up as well, pointing out that it now has three offices there. “I would argue as of today that we’ve caught up,” Mr. Wynn said.
Giuliani — perhaps because of his national reputation in responding to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — has been able to do well so far without spending much money, although he has run three different radio advertisements and visited the state a dozen times. Many had doubted Mr. Giuliani’s prospects here because of his liberal views on social issues.
But his campaign believes that demographics have changed to his advantage in some parts of the state and that he can compete even among evangelicals upstate because they value his strong stance on terrorism.
Mr. Giuliani’s campaign focused more attention on South Carolina early on than on Iowa and New Hampshire. His advisers see the state as a potentially decisive domino, where a victory, along with one in Florida on Jan. 29, could give him an insurmountable advantage heading into the nation’s super primary on Feb. 5.

Many consider the South Carolina primary as Mr. Thompson’s to lose. But he has been scrambling to make up for his late start. His campaign moved into its headquarters in Columbia only recently; he has six paid staff members, about half of what his rivals have. The campaign is being run by Dean Rice, a longtime aide of Mr. Thompson’s from Tennessee.
Mr. Thompson, who was visiting the state this week for just the second time since he declared his candidacy in early September, drew larger crowds than Mr. Romney but covered much less ground, stopping in only Mount Pleasant and Bluffton near the coast, whereas Mr. Romney dashed across the state from Greenville to Charleston.
Republican activists warned that Mr. Thompson cannot take the state for granted.
“For Fred Thompson, South Carolina is a must-win state,” said Mr. Harms, the party leader in Greenville County. “So whatever it takes for him to win the state, he’s got to do.”

Friday, October 26, 2007

Fox News Study Finds 70% of Americans are Blind...

ABC's New Hit Show.........Ugly Hillary !!
In case you didn't know it, in addition to Mule Day ,today is Hillary Clinton's 60th birthday. She celebrated it last night in her hometown of New York, at a $1.5 M fundraiser.
Fox News performed a survey, asking people how old they thought she was. Over 70% of those surveyed thought she was younger than her actual age. This leads me to only one conclusion - 70% of Americans are blind. Blind, Blind, Blind, Blind, BLIND !!
Hillary is like a Seurat painting: She looks OK from 50 feet away, but the closer you get, you realize what an ugly mess it is. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Hill !!

At Least One Senator Gets It......

ND Senator Files Bill to Increase the Blend of Ethanol in Gasoline..........
Well, it's nice to see someone take the advice I hand out. About 2 years after I first suggested it, someone in DC is trying to up the percentage of Ethanol used in gas. Sen. John Thune (R-ND) wants to double it from 10% to 20%.
We've had a discussion of the pros/cons of Ethanol, so i won't rehash that , all I will say is I'M RIGHT ONCE AGAIN !!.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Can't Sleep, So Let's Do Saturday's Picks..

I was wrong on the Cocks last week, but was everyone else. I'm 7-2 on my picks , so I'm still good enough to give free advice...Here we go..
Clemson at Maryland.
Picking ACC games are not very easy. All the teams are psychotic. One week they look like worldbeaters, the next - ehhh. That being said, Clemson scored 70 points and the Terps lost to Virginia, so I have to go with the home team. Maryland 31-27.
Carolina at Tennessee
Signs do not bode well for the Gamecocks. It's a late game, they're playing in Knoxville, and the Cocks offense didn't look good last week. True, the Vols defense has been pourous, but they can still score points (32/game), and they are 3-0 at home as they begin a four game home stretch. I don't see the Carolina O keeping up enough. Tennessee 24-16.
I hope I'm wrong......

Happy Mule Day ???

All together now........ WTF?? Yes, October 26th is Mule Day. Don't ask, but my guess is that it's some Act of Congress. If you want to celebrate it, my advice is to be nice to a Democrat today. Feel free to harass them Saturday......

It's Not a Harley, But.............

They say necessity is the Mother of Invention...... Just one question - where's the magazine and TP rack??

Get Your Candy Yet???

Yes fans, that is a Pumpkin!! The guy used the seeds, cooked a burger, and Volia - PumpkinBurger. I get hungry just looking at it.......Sure beats a picture of a guy's butt..

Stamp You Need For Letter You Mail? Yoda Stamps Hit the Post Office.

Yoda stamps are now at the Post Office, so all you Star Wars fanatics can snail mail with the little green alien to your hearts content - although that's not exactly very tech - savvy is it?


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Guy's Oath of True Friendship.....

You guys always ask where the hell I get all the ideas for the 650 posts I've done. Well, I get a lot of them from you. I got this oath from my roomie. The picture is of my bandmates from back in Long Island........

1. When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against
The sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much Worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay the hell away from me until you are well
Again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask;
'because you are my friend'.

Friendship is like peeing your pants,
everyone can see it,
But only you can feel the true warmth.
How True..........

Forget About the Presidential Race, Florence County Sheriff Is the One to Watch !!

It's Official, Kenney Boone Will Run as a Republican, and he's got soem weighty friends. Bobby Harrell, Hugh Leatherman, Dean Fowler, Kris Crawford, and Jennie O'Bryan were all there.
Welcome to the GOP, Kenney - what took you so long??!! Yep, like I said two days ago (and 1 day before the Morning News), Sheriff Boone will run for re-election with the GOP. Now the fun begins....
I talked to a few people about the reasons for his switch, aside from the fact he really is a Republican. The replies I got lead me to think that the race in 2008 for Sheriff could be a messy one. Boone replaced Jimmy Gregg when Gregg retired. From there, it gets interesting. Word is that Boone was supposed to do whatever Gregg told him to - who to keep, who to retire, and how to do business. In short, Boone was supposed to be Jimmy Gregg's puppet.
Of course, no Sheriff worth his 9MM is going to be a puppet, and neither was Boone. That created a rift between the two, and so Gregg is likely to want his job back. Boone coule have faced him in the Primary, but it would be easier to not have a primary and general election, so hence, the return home. Sheriff Gregg thought it was easy to get Boone in the seat, but it's going to be twice as hard to get him out, because Kenney Boone has done a great job updating Florence into top-flight Sheriffs Dept.
That of course, is no guarantee he'll win, but it's going to be one helluva race. Old Sheriff vs. Current Sheriff, Old Blood vs. New Blood, Sensei vs. Pupil - hoo rah !! My money is on Boone - Gregg's oldtime backroom politicking style is long gone. He's younger, smarter, and he's got a ton of clout behind him. It'll be a great one. Everyone loves voting for Sheriff - it's the local tough guy with the Gun, fighting the bad guys. President is nice, but Sheriff is the sexy race............

Message to Senators Boxer and Dodd - Shut Your Pieholes, No One Wants to Hear You !!

Confucius say she who use too much frosting in hair end up with a frosted brain.............. Meanwhile, Sen. Dodd feigns outrage.
Dear Sens. Boxer and Dodd,
Hi! My name is Mike, I am 6 years old, and I have this political blog. I was watching the news tonight, keeping up with the latest on the wildfires in SoCal. I normally don't keep up with the news, but I have $500 riding on the Chargers, and I need to find out by Friday if they're playing at home or not. Anyway, I heard both of you complain that we would be better able to fight this fire if all of our soldiers in Iraq were home. My first thought was, "Where can i buy what these idiots are smoking?".........
Seriously, I understand that the National Guard would be better able to stand guard if they were here, but as far as fighting the fire, they can't do anything... Nearby Camp Pendelton is one of the largest Marine Bases in the US, and they don't even have a fire dept., so what exactly are you trying to say, because I'm lost.
Secondly, the only thing that can stop a forest fire is Mother Nature herself, and that has started already. The winds are dying down, and the firefighters (definition: people who fight fires) are now on the attack. All the people have been moved to safety, and no one seems to be complaining - except for you two.
I know, being a Senator, you guys are smarter than everyone. But I guess it's tough being a three term Senator that no one listens to, or a third tier Presidential candidate. We all have our crosses in life to bear. But try not to take it out on other people, there might be a time when you actually have something to say, but no one will listen because of dumb accusations like this.
There is a time and place for everything.........and this wasn't it. Please shush.

Making Lemonade From Lemons: Trees Destroyed by Katrina Now Are Monuments.

This is a story about 4 Live Oak Trees in Biloxi , Mississippi - and someone who had a great idea. The trees lie right in front of Hwy 90, which is the local road that runs the length of the Gulf of Mexico. Like many trees, the 4 oaks were beaten into submission on August 28th, 2005. When they failed to bloom, and it was obvious that they had died, the city was going to cut them down - until someone had an idea......

Armed with little more than a chainsaw, the 'sculptor' went to work.........

After a while, the chainsaw sculptor found some of the wildlife that had been gone when Katrina hit. In one tree was a Pelican.........

In another were hawks, eagles, and a seagull..........

And even a tree with a family of herons........

So, where the hell am I going with this? First , you can make a good thing even out of bad things - dead trees, switchgrass, even lost love. Secondly, if you take a long enough look at something, you can see soemthing positive in it. I don't know if those birds have come back to Biloxi, but I do know thing - they were there the whole time.

Here's a Pumpkin for the Ladies....

I See England, I See France.........

I thought that I was done with the pumpkin butts, but a female friend of mine sent this one to me. You guys are probably vomiting right now.....Sorry.


Were the SoCal Fires Started By Terrorists ?

Is This the Work of Al-Qaeda ??

An interesting question was brought up today on Fox News. While we are pretty sure that the wildfires in Southern California were deliberately set, there is a small bit of evidence that they may have been started by terrorists.

According to an FBI memo earlier this week, authorities were warned from the Denver office by an Al-Qaeda detainee that they may start fires in the West. Not exactly a very efficient way of terrorizing people, but it is possible. The fires are spreading so fast, that there is little doubt that they are the result of some type of accelerant.

The good news is that the winds are dying down and beginning to come from off of the ocean, rather than from the east, so the tide may be turning in the firefighters' favor. At this point, the fires still are running unabated, with 1300 homes lost, and nearly 1 million evacuees.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'll Be on the Radio Again Wednesday. Consider Yourself Warned !!!

If you can get up early enough, I'll be on News Talk 970 WJMX-AM at about 800AM , playing softball with TJ. We'll be talking about the Kenney Boone announcement, which is a lot more provocative than what I first thought it was, and the upcoming Primary, and how SC may lose delegates at the convention because of it. If time permits, we might have time to pick on Jim Clyburn. We'll see. You are welcome to call in if you want to play with us.