Wednesday, June 29, 2005
A Heroes Welcome
Visit this website and send a message to those putting their life on the line for you.

Here is a copy of the first letter of support I sent to our brave men and women.

My American Brother or Sister in Arms,
Those who are in harms way,
Fighting for the freedoms I enjoy.

You will not be impugned,
Degraded or ridiculed in my presence.
If any traitor dares to speak of you with lying lips,
This 60 year old man will attempt to shut those lips up.
When you, our heroes finish this fight,
You will come home to the greatest celebration ever celebrated.
Your sacrifice is a treasure we hold dear to our hearts.
Forget the traitors, we'll take care of them here at home.
Be careful, and come back to the love of a country you love.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Every Tuesday is Information Day
In last Tuesdays blog, I promised to start a series of Information Blogs. No, I haven't forgotten. I added the Second Weeks blog to the first of the series for the time being, scroll down this page to read the second installment. Soon I will design a completely seperate blog for information I want to share about my discoveries while "webloafing". I also have added a comic strip you will enjoy at the bottom of this first page. Check it out everyone. It is sure to be a big hit one of these days.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Man created trucks...God created Man

another photo by Kate I.

What will we do with all of the people growing old. Surely we shouldn’t spend the money to keep them in top running shape. The taxpayer’s won’t stand for that very long. Some would have us leave them stranded in a field until they rust away. Then use the windshield for target practice.
Or do we raise the hood and try to get it running again? Maybe we can’t get it running like it did when it was new, but it could still be transportation. We all know gasoline will be expensive from now until then, the money we save repairing something older, compared to the cost of a young model, will buy a lot of fuel.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Mayhem and The World I Must Live In
Let me introduce you to a very talented photographer

Photo by Kate I.


Sometimes it washes over me like an ocean wave
Sometimes it rolls over me like a slow freight train
Sometimes it crushes me with its sheer volume
Sometimes it ignores everyone but me
Sometimes it ambushes me
Sometimes it darts past me to visit my friends, my loved ones
Sometimes it makes it clear that I know no way to stop it
Sometimes it comes in small packages, small amounts
Sometimes it swarms me with a not too delicate touch
It makes its presence known
Thursday, June 23, 2005
When Children Pray

This could be your young child's prayer.

Dear God,
Please make it stop, the killing, fighting and hatred.
And help our leaders in Washington D.C.
Please show them that they should be protecting us,
not fighting each other.
I want to grow up in a free country,
where I can pray to you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

I simply must share a blogsite most of you will enjoy. I am going to put the link here with the text you are reading, and also on the side, where 99.94% of links rest. Rest, as in never being used. Poor lonesome links on the side of blog pages. I feel the pain. I will also try to add a button to my blog, I said I'll try.

The Complimenting Commenter
Had another one of those days......
I had one of those days where I started to have doubts concerning a decision I made a few days ago. Have you ever felt like you spoke too emotionally about something?
When Dickey Durban compared America's treatment of the terrorist's caught on the battlefield and transported to Camp the way Hitler treated Jews (He Killed Millions) or the way Stalin treated Christians (He Killed Millions), I lost it. You can read my earlier blog about it here, but it is only one of thousands of blogs written by patriotic Americans on the subject of Dickey Durbin's "I hate America speech". What concerns me now, is that Dickey Durbin apoligized today. It sounded real enough to me. BUT HIS wild and lying statements gave comfort to all those enemies who have sworn to KILL EVERY NON-MUSLIM AMERICAN........INFIDELS THEY CALL US.
Dickey Durbin gave comfort to the enemies of America. Because of his actions there will be bodies of young soldiers coming back to the country they loved, in body bags. Yes, it is true. I never want to hear this scumbag from Illinois saying that "too many soldiers are being killed on the battlefield against Terror, because I know the body count will rise, because of Dickey Durbins reckless behaviour. I said in my earlier blog, "I will not forgive him, even if he apoligizes"
Should I forgive him? I am standing here at Sanity's Bluff wondering, am I going soft, or nuts?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Tuesday will be Special at Sanity's Bluff
As the original webloafer, you might imagine me to be a geek who spends 16 hours a day surfing the ‘net’. If that is the image you have of me, you are entirely wrong.
Perhaps in the near future I will take the time to tell you a little bit about webloafer. One thing you should be told though is this......I really don’t spend much time loafing!
The internet to me is a library that is always open, a place to meet people in the safety and privacy of my home, and a place to scour for tools to enjoy life.
As a bonus to the readers of my blog, both of you, LOL, I plan to devote one post a week to sharing. Sharing jewels I have gleamed from the internet.
I will be sharing sources that I find unique in someway, and are available to everyone on the internet.

It may be a freeware program that is worthy of your consideration. It may be a source of information that is valuable, but hard to find.
I plan to devote my blog every Tuesday to things that I feel will interest you, and help you with your blogging.

To start this project I want to introduce you to Irfanview.
Irfanview is my favorite graphic program, and I have used it for over 5 years. There is a shortcut to Irfanview on my desktop, and it is probably the second most clicked icon on my desktop. Of course my shortcut to the internet is the most accessed link on my desktop, but Irfan is a close second.

Want to place some text in a jpg file? Most graphic programs have a way to add text to pictures, but it is a complicated and confusing process. I sometimes think simple tasks are made complex by these programs, just to make you think they are worth the hundreds of dollars they ask for the software.

OK bloggers, if you ever need or want to add text to a picture for your blog, Your friend webloafer will save you time and money.

Download the latest irfanviewer and in about five minutes you can be adding text to any .jpg on your computer.
Download the program, for such a powerful graphic viewer it is a very small file to download. It has only a few help files but it is easy to use without any help files. But if you must, there are hundreds of help files online written by people all over the world that use this wonderful software.
There are also hundreds of plugins to other software, and a host of information available online.

Here in six steps is how to add text to any image on your computer.
Here we go,

Step One.
Open Irfanview.

Have your computer’s path to the picture you want to add text to.
If it isn’t a .jpg file, no sweat, open it in irfan and save it as a jpg.

Step Two.
is logical……click file…..then click open……

Step Three.
find the path to the picture in the browse window, and click on it. The picture will open in Irfanviewer.

Step Four.
Left click and create a text box with your mouse. This is done by holding the button down while moving the mouse pointer to the width then moving down the picture to the depth you want for the textbox. Release mouse button, and you should have a textbox outlined.

Step Five.
Click edit and select the option “insert text into selection”

Step Six.
Use the “Add overlay to image” function box. From this

Box you can choose any font on your computer, choose the font size and color, and several other options.

That was easy wasn’t it? One thing to remember, once you add the text, you cannot edit it. But if it is not what you want, the process is sooooo simple to redo.

Sometime soon, I will explain how to stitch pictures together for your blog. This really comes in handy, making your blog more attractive.
If you like irfanview, Please tell others, but direct them to Sanity’s Bluff to read this blog entry first. Happy Blogging My Friends.

Second Week of Tuesday Information Days.
How to Bypass Compulsory Web Registration

If you and I sat down and listed our top 10 pet peeves about the internet, many of them would be identical. There are some things that annoy me to no end while I surf the internet.

One near the top of my list, would be, websites that ask me to register before I can access them. These sites used to bug me, but they don’t any more.

A website has been around awhile that makes it easy to access those sites that want to snoop for information about you, YES YOU CAN VISIT THEM ALL WITHOUT REGISTERING.

I imagine 75% of surfers give false information anyway, so why would websites like N Y Times need to know anything about me when I want to see a story they posted. I know you have had this happen: You are reading a article on the internet that quotes a source and there is a link to see where the information came from. You click on the link, wanting to read the source, and you are met with a refusal to let you read the article because you are not registered.

These same websites are loaded with advertisements, so they are cheating their advertising clients, and annoying everyone.

The website is

You don’t have to download anything to use this site.


It is simple to use. When one of those annoying registration pages pops up….simply copy the url, and paste it into the page. ShaZammm…you are logged on as someone who decided to share their gateway with you. Poetic Justice…..and easy. Try it, you’ll like it.

The winners when someone uses BugMeNot, are the advertisers and those that bypassed the snoopy websites demand for information. The losers are, well there are no losers, the snoopy sites get more traffic, and can brag about it, of course they have not collected any information that they didn’t need in the first place.

Monday, June 20, 2005
The 2008 Election, Never too soon to get involved.
A completely self serving link to another blog by webloafer..............
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Intercepted emails to Senator Richard Durbin
I have intercepted a few emails that were sent to the Honorable Senator Dickey Durbin, of Illinois. You know, the one who likened American treatment of terrorists, to the treatment of innocent Jews in Germany by Hitler, and innocent Christians in the Soviet Gulags.

Dear Richard,
Thanks for the kind words you said about the Soviet Gulags. To equate them to that small internment center at Gitmo, Cuba, is a stroke of genius.

Your enduring friend
Vladimir V. Putin
Want to email V. V. Putin?

Dick, Dick Dick…..I feel slighted that you did not equate Gitmo to my efforts in Iraq.
But, thanks for the tickets to the Cubs game, I passed them on to a friend.
Keep up the good work.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Dear Infidel Durbin,
LOL, had to call you one Senator, although you are one of my favorite infidels. We’ll make sure you are not on the A list when we take over the USofA.
Thanks for the shipment of California Dates. Dates are rather scarce here at Camp Cave. Even the goats are looking good.......LOL....LMAO.
Omar brings me the printouts of all the e-mail’s you send me. Someday soon I hope to have internet use again.
Stay in touch,
Your friend
Osama bin Laden

I understand it is getting a little uncomfortable in D.C. or Illinois for you. Remember my dear friend,You are always welcome here in my little fiefdom. Next time the taxpayers send you on a junket, Make sure Libya is on your list of nations to visit. There will be an air-conditioned tent available to you, and some young dancing girls.
Moammar Gadhafi
Dear Dickie,
You owe me a few; I have had to run interference for you because of your latest actions. I needed to apply a little weight to get a few hesitant convention subscribers to remain committed to Chicago for their conventions.
I think a widening of the road to my house: if somehow it was included in the federal interstate road budget, should square us on this matter.
Mayor Richard Daley
Remember you can email me anytime

Dear Honorable Senator,
Hey Dickie,
Don’t sweat it. We’ll supply you with any legal advice you need, and represent you if the cowardly Republicans grow a spine…LOL…not a chance,…they’ll never do that.
Nadine Strossen
President ACLU

Senator Durbin,
With all the uproar you have caused with your talk of Nazi’s etc., I may have to help ‘monitor’ your next election bid. We’ll pool our resources but you’ll have to let me know how big of margin you want to win by.
Jimmy Carter

Dickie Baby,
I am sure it was inadvertent that you left my torture chambers off of your list. No problem, but just remember who loves you baby…..enough to send you boxes upon boxes of cigars, that no one on the other side of the aisle gets. Remember how to vote on Senate Bill 4502.
Your bud,
Fidel Castro
Friday, June 17, 2005
A new twist to an old joke...
How many bloggers does it take to change a lightbulb??????

One... to change the light bulb and to post the fact that the light bulb has been changed
14... to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
7... to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
27... to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
41... to correct spelling/grammar flames
6... to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" .
..Another 6... to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
2... industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
27... to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs
12... to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
4... to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ
44... to ask what is a "FAQ"?
2... to post reasons why the light bulb burning out is the result of a government conspiracy.
4... to say "didn't we cover this a few months ago?"
43... to say "do a Google search on light bulbs"
5... to say "thank you"
1... lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
Thursday, June 16, 2005
I am so mad...forgive me for ranting....
I apoligize.....I am really too mad to make much sense tonight, but I have to say a few words.
An open letter to the most exalted Senator durbin of Illinois.
Oh I am unworthy to approach royalty such as you.
Long live the thieves of Congress. The Senators.
Hey scumbag durbin, You are; Un-American at the least, A traitor for sure, and I am sick of weasels like you being sent to the Senate, and then have you compare the people who protect American, to Killers, Rapists and Torturers.
America wake up…… Let’s vote them all out……The chicken hearted Republicans too, IF they won’t stand up and call this traitor to America out on his behavior. His actions of yesterday, in his speech were Un-American, Treasonous, and MOST IMPORTANTLY …….LIES…..
You durbin, gave comfort to our enemies. Yes, you a United States Senator, giving a speech that called the fighting men and women of America, as bad as Nazis, KGB, Communists, Mass Murderers, and worse.
Did this scumbag from Illinois receive a payment from Al Jezeera?????…..or whatever that HATE AMERICA BROADCASTING NETWORK, IS CALLED. I may have misspelled it, but........
Do you Mr. durbin have a clue?…….Most of our fighting men and women would love to spend a few days with amenities that the KILLERS have at Gitmo. They would consider it R and R, to spend sometime at a place like Gitmo.

Air Conditioning, 3 squares, a Bible, and a bed.
You are defaming the thousands of our brave soldiers who even now are sweating in the deserts of the Middle East, putting in long 16, 17 or 18 hours days, in danger, Never knowing if they will be the next one to meet a bullet, fired in anger, fired because OF YOU, THE SCUMBAG FROM ILLINOIS, YOU, durbin empower the enemy by your lies, lies and more lies. Lies about our brave soldiers They don’t always have daily showers available, and they get eaten up by sand fleas. There are no airconditioners in their tents. They dodge bullets, bombs and mad dogs, just to protect your sorry ass. Oh need I remind everyone that you were IN FAVOR OF REMOVING CHAPLINS FROM OUR MILITARY. YES, because of you and your friends in the ACLU, Christian Chaplins are being phased out of the Armed Forces. You would fight any efforts to supply Bibles to our Christian soldiers. Taxpayers can't supply Bibles for our soldiers, but you have no problem with the taxpayers supplying Korans, for the Killers of Islam. You have enriched yourself beyond what whole squadrons of our finest will make while on tour. Yes, you rake in the millions of legal and illegal money available to all Lord Exalted Senators, Millions, while the men and women protecting your living large lifestyle, sweat it out in the deserts of Iraq, for a few dollars less than the basic bills they have.
I don’t expect you to apologize, and even if you did, it would not be accepted, AT LEAST NOT BY WEBLOAFER.
Your hatred for America has won you a special place in my mind…….I won’t forget.
You should be ashamed, but I know you aren’t, you’re too busy ripping off the taxpayers and giving speeches about how our sons and daughters are as bad as.......
Pol Pot.
You should be tried for sedition. If the limp wristed boys and girls of the Senate won’t take you down…….maybe the good citizen’s of Illinois will.
You are the top scum of the scum bucket.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
How was your day?
Did you like the news today?
Some days the news sucks. Today MJ, walked out of a California courtroom a free person. I will not call him a man. Men don’t sleep with other peoples young sons, when they are almost 50 years old.
I work with a giant of a man, his name is Mark, and he has escaped the ghetto he was born into by hard work and sweat. That is one of many reasons I admire him so much. He always has a perspective I want to hear when a prominent African-America is in the news. This afternoon I tried to start up a conversation with Mark about the MJ verdicts of not quilty, but it fizzled out when he told me something like this……. "Why ask me about Michelle, John? You should ask your wife…she is a white woman too, and about the same age as Michelle Jackson. White women always get off easy”, he said.
I really didn’t know which to do, laugh or debate. I chose laughter.
Here is my take on the whole sordid affair.

The media loves to show America in the worst of light possible. They have the spotlight, and can choose which news stories to highlight and spotlight. What the world thinks about us, is of no concern to them. They can inflame our enemies with lies about our treatment of the terrorist we catch, and think nothing of it. They also love to show the ugly side of America. The more perverted the more they spotlight the story. Bin Laden told us quite plainly that our perversion, immorality, immodesty and arrogance were some of the reasons he wants us ALL DEAD. I don’t see how the media can think they will escape the wrath of Islam if it wins the war on terror. They will probably be some of the first to be beheaded in America, along with their Hollywood millionaire friends.
News stories written or spoken, about the good things America does for the world are rare. It seems to me the journalists and reporters are afraid to mention the good things about America? It would seem that way to me. Or they have some hidden agenda.
No, good news doesn’t sell papers or TV ads, but if America goes down in the fight against terror, I would hate to be a surviving journalist or Hollywood jerk. People know how much they hurt our effort to fight terrorism worldwide. Yes there is blood on the hands of the Old Media. Lots of it. The surviving querillas fighting the Islamafacists will not have to hunt down the traitors, because the Islamafacists will do the job for them.

What must a father in Iran think about a man who tells the world he sleeps with 12 and 13 year old boys, and he is almost 50?

I had more to say, but I must go puke, I am sick of perverts getting the spotlight.

Michael Jackson Painting Reveals His Seduction Technique
In a ShieldsNet.Org world exclusive, we can reveal today that the prosecution in the Michael Jackson child molestation case intends to introduce into evidence at the trial a painting seized at Jackson Neverland Ranch. The painting (Days of Wine and Boys), which bares a striking resemblance to a famous Michelangelo painting, depicts Jackson dressed in a revealing toga, with fruit on his lap, fruit leaves in his hair, and a wine filled glass in his hand from an outstretched arm.

Monday, June 13, 2005
Someone knows something about this!

At first I thought it was a sign placed in my neighborhood by PETA.
Then I looked a little more carefully.
I am really upset about this billboard.
Yesterday as I drove by the sign, a squirrel decided to play chicken with my 18 wheeler.
I was paying too much attention to the cute little squirrel on the billboard.
And I have to tell you, I didn't even know I had pancaked the little furry rodent, until I saw the squirrel pancake on the highway behind me in my mirror.
Some speed bump! I never felt a thing. Made a big pancake though.
Saturday, June 11, 2005
This should be simple
Ready for some Common Sense?
This is the only portrait for which Rogers ever "sat", showing him in his flight suit. The oil painting is by Count Arnaldo Tamburini.

The following excerpts are from his writings and observations of the human condition. A keen wit and the ability to see the humor in all things concerning mankind continues to endear him to millions of people around the world. Will Rogers is truly a man of all seasons... and of all times.

Will is one of this Republican's Favorite Democrats, and I wish there were more people with his ability to cut right to the chase. One of Will's most often repeated political quotes is "I am not a member of any organized party, I am a Democrat."

I have often wondered why my favorite Democrat gets so little attention today? Could it be he would be a little too truthful for the politicians and media? I would love to see a revival of common sense like Will Rogers possessed. The following statements were just as painful for me to read as it will be for a Democrat.

"No matter how much I may exaggerate it, it must have a certain amount of truth...Now rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth"
"We are here just for a spell and then pass on...So get a few laughs and do the best you can. Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead."
"I don't make jokes, I just watch the Government and report the facts..."
"A diplomat tells you what he don't believe himself, and the man he's tellin' it to don't believe him, so it balances. Diplomats meet and eat, then rush out and wire their Government they've completely fooled the other fella."
"You can always joke good naturedly a big man, but be sure he is a big man before you joke about him."
"We'll show the world we are prosperous, even if we have to go broke to do it."
"...I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as to get divorced. Make it look like marriage is worth as much as divorce, even if it ain't."
"We can get all lathering at the time over some political campaign promise, or some conference pledge, but if the thing just drags along long enough we forget what it was that was originally promised. The short memories of the American voter is what keeps our politicians in office."
"Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, that don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous."
"Things in our country run in spite of government. Not by aid of it!"
"It's just got so that 90 percent of the people in this country don't give a damn. Politics ain't worrying this country one tenth as much as parking space."
"We shouldn't elect a President; we should elect a magician."
"If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven."
"Elect 'em for a six-year term; not allow 'em to suceed themselves. That would keep their mind off politics."
"That's one good thing about wars. It takes smarter men to figure out who loses 'em than it does to start 'em...The more ignorant you are the quicker you fight."
"Now if there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs."
"Nobody wants to be called common people, especially common people."
"Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one third the money twenty years ago."
"Liberty dont work as good in practice as it does in speeches."
"The Income Tax has made more Liars out of American people than Golf has."
"It's not what you pay a man but what he costs you that counts."
"There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in."
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."
About the Scopes "monkey" trial..."I don't know why some of these states want to have their ancestry established by law. There must be a suspicion of doubt somewhere."
"Our Foreign dealings are an Open Book, generally a Check Book."
"There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing."
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Lessons on the Road of Life.....

Many times I have seen deer crossing the highway, in front of my semi truck and trailer. Most of the time it takes only two leaps and a bound for the deer to cross the roadway, and get out of harms way. It is both a beautiful and amazing sight.
I have seen many smaller animals that can really move, too. Yes, they can scoot pretty quickly across the dangerous highway if they see, hear or smell a truck.
It always makes me happy when critters manage to stay out of the way of my truck driving. I am not out on the highway to kill animals, and I am not out there to kill myself.
In 1974 I lost a dear friend that never should have died the way he died. My friend drove truck for the same company as me, and was pulling a set of doubles (tractor and two short trailers) to Boise, Idaho.
At that time, the road from Winnemucca, Nevada to Boise, Idaho was called the "Ho Chi Minh Trail" by all of us truckers. It was a narrow and winding road, a dangerous one.
While driving north on this two lane highway, my friend rounded a curve only to find two cows standing in the road. David tried to avoid the cows, swerved and left the roadway, crashing at full speed into a concrete drainage culvert. Death was instant, and one of the cows was also killed.

I made a vow to myself at David's funeral "I will not leave the road for any animal."
I had to think this thought over and over to record it in my subconscious. It is still there today, and hopefully will always keep me from making the wrong decision when a critter is on the same road as me. I pounded it into my subconscious, hoping I will never make a split second decision to leave the safety of the road just to avoid hitting an animal. I know some of you still have one of those bumper stickers on your Yugo, that says, "I swerve to avoid animals". Just thought I'd let you know, if you swerve in front of me to avoid a baby duck, you are the one with little or no brains. How do I say this tactfully?
I have had a few occasions to test my subconscious on this matter, and everything worked as I hoped, I survived but my truck flattened a few critters. I love animals, but I believe that humans have dominion over all animals. The creator of everything declared this, and I am not going to argue with God.
No, I don't swerve to avoid animals in the road. That is, Until, (yes here is the exception.) One rainy day a few years back, I saw on the roadway in front of me, a very large turtle.
In a heavy rain storm, turtles try to reach higher ground, so they won't drown. Yes they are excellent swimmers and spend a lot of time in the water, but they head for high ground in downpours. Asphalt and Cement roadways are a turtle's favorite place in the rain.
My subconscious for some reason failed to respond as I had programmed it.
I took a big risk and tried to avoid the turtle. I was successful, and the turtle and the truck avoided each other. Yes, it was scary, but everything turned out fine.
If it had been a deer, I would have tried to stop, but would not have swerved to avoid it.

I was puzzled. Why did I not run over the turtle?

I am a compassionate person, and I realized how long it took that turtle to get not even halfway across that highway.

I have personal knowledge of only a small amount of history. In the 50 years that I have paid attention, My country, America has always been the most powerful nation on earth. The USSR was the only serious threat in any of these 50 years, and it amuses me to think how we feared them so much. Communism will always lose out to Capitalism. One of our greatest presidents knew this to be true, and because of his determination to bring the evil empire down, millions have thrown off the chains of communism, and are now free. Yes communism will always lose out to capitalism. Humans naturally desire to be better than everyone else at something, not equal to everyone else. In the 50's America was frightened of the Soviets though. I remember the ridiculous duck and cover drills in the 1950's. Excuse me a minute, I must laugh at the memory. LOL
Yes, the memory of my teachers explaining how all of us students were to crouch under our school desks if and when the sirens went off to alert us that the USSR was firing atomic missiles at America. At that time in my life I didn't question if it would happen, I was concerned only about, when it would happen.

In 2005 America is still the most powerful nation on earth. Some people have a problem with that. I don't and won't.

America is the big powerful truck barreling down the highway of life. Germany, Japan, Cuba, The Philippines, Mexico, Grenada, Panama, Korea, England, and many more nations can tell you about the highway of life and the big powerful truck.

All of these countries have met our soldiers, in war. And in war, we have kicked their behinds, yet they for the most part are still free. The nice thing about fighting a war with America is that your country will be OK, after the battle. You will lose, but you will prosper after you surrender..
So on the highway of life, America has never swerved to miss something in the road.

Oh, wait a minute, what about Iraq??

Iraq is the turtle on the highway in front of the American Truck. America swerved to miss Iraq. We could easily have leveled Baghdad in short order, and taken over all of Iraq's oil fields. Yes we could have saved a lot of our wonderful fighting women and men's lifes, and bombed Baghdad into submissin. But we didn't, what happened?
We chose to swerve to miss the obstacle on the road. We are doing just fine, there was no big wreck. Iraq is free today because of our quick reflexes.
Iraq was on the highway, trying to find relief from the Saddam Storm, and luckily America swerved to save Iraq, and now we can live happily ever after. Iraq and America, friends forever. Oh did I mention, to the rest of the Middle East, Iraq will become the SNAPPING TURTLE.

When crossing the highway from slavery to liberty, the turtle takes a little longer to cross, but God forbid I harm them on the journey.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Can You Spot the Staged Photos Below???

Yes, it was a trick question.
The staged photos (painting) are photos #1, Amelia Earhart, and #4, Will Rogers.
Because of the bias in the media, you may think that #2 and #3 are staged photos.
Pictures #2, and #3, are genuine. Here are the captions of the genuine pictures
#2 President Bush waves to crew members after his speech yesterday on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Bush visited the ship as it headed for San Diego. (May 02, 2003)
#3 President Bush shakes hands with S-3 Viking pilot Cmdr. John "Skip" Lussier, who flew the president onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Thursday, May 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Guarding Freedom's Nest

If you constantly talk about America as if America is to blame for this and that in this world,
You Are Not Guarding Freedoms Nest.
If you constantly criticize the best efforts of our leaders,
You Are Not Guarding Freedoms Nest.
If you think only in terms of “What’s in it for me?”
You Are Not Guarding Freedoms Nest.
If you see someone without freedom and do nothing,
You Are Not Guarding Freedoms Nest.
If you see an American soldier, sailor or pilot, and don’t salute them in your heart,
You Are Not Guarding Freedoms Nest.

Real Freedom, like the world had never tasted before, was born in the nest of America. When the world saw what freedom can be, the world wanted the same. Many countries paid the price to obtain freedom, and they always knew America would help them, even to the spilling of blood, to defeat those that hate freedom.

So, yes, I am proud of America, and proud of America’s friends in this world.

Don’t let the Traitors and Bigots convince you that America is Evil, or its leaders all liars and corrupt. When those traitors suggest that America could learn something about freedom from France and Germany, I laugh. The little those two countries know about freedom, they learned from the victorious soldiers from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, America and other allied nations, that liberated their countries from tyranny. I have noticed very little gratitude from those two countries and really don’t think we should ever help them again, if they throw away their freedom. Not sour grapes……..Just Guarding Freedoms Nest, in word and deed
Saturday, June 04, 2005
No time to blog.........
No time today to bare my soul in writing, so here is a link to a song I love.
Friday, June 03, 2005
Very Special People
Special Olympics, Special People and Terri Schiavo
This is a blog from the past, never posted here at Blogspot. It is not all about Terri. If this blog doesn't tug at your heart probably don't have any.

I will admit it right up front, I get more than a little angry when people make jokes about ‘retards’ or the ‘Special Olympics’.

Today I heard a Terri Schiavo joke. I could not avoid being in the same room as the person who told the sick joke about Terri Schiavo.

This same person is the one who always knows, and wants to share the latest ‘retard’ joke. Nice fellow, huh?

I wish you could be me for awhile, so that you could feel the emotions I have for the helpless.
Whether it is the child in the womb,
the retarded child,
or Terri Schiavo.

“But for the grace of God, there go I”

The next time you chance upon a retarded human being, look carefully at that person who is breathing the same air as you. Then answer this question of mine.

How come you are not retarded?

Just what did you do to escape the same retardation?

Did you have anything to do with the formation of the embryo that grew into you?

You started out exactly like everyone of us, sperm and egg. What did you do to form your brain?

I want to share this story with you. I have seen it in many different places on the world wide web. I don’t know the author, or even if it is an actual happening being talked about.
But I can assure you that this could be true. What makes me sure? I have a twin brother who is mentally retarded, so I have been around many retarded children, and retarded adults. This has the ring of truth to it, and has a message for us all.

Special Olympics

A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win.
All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. They all turned around and went back. Every one of them.
One girl with Down's Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better."
All nine linked arms and walked across the finish line together.
Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story. Why? Because deep down we know this one thing:
What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves.
What truly matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Boycott's: Do They Work?
Clementine’s, Bottled Water and Pickup Trucks

Some subjects are hard to talk about, and wise men or women avoid discussing them at all. Well let me tackle one difficult subject, since I feel brave this evening.


Allow me to be silly, and then very serious. Hey, I can handle it in the same blog.

I have never been a fan of boycotts, and see no merit to them. They hardly ever work.

When a companies public stance on an issue, aggravates me, I don’t stomp my feet and swear that “none of my hard earned money will be spent on that product.” No I just rely on that little voice inside me to guide me while shopping.

Not too long ago, I was shopping for groceries, and the next item on my shopping list was, bottled water.

I stopped at the display of my favorite bottled water, Perrier, and a strange thing happened. As I was reaching for the odd shaped green bottle, a voice inside me whispered, “ Jacques Chirac’ drinks this water too.” My hand stopped and a panic washed over me.

If I drink this water, I may become a worm. A self-loving, egomaniacal, bloated, perverted, cowardly, back-stabbing, not to be trusted thief and liar.

Then my eyes fell upon a display of Ozarka bottled water, drawn from the deep wells of Texas, in the USA.

I reached for the bottle of Ozarka Bottled Water, and a voice inside me whispered, “George Walker Bush drinks this water.

I bought several cases of that water. If drinking this water could make me as dumb as G.W. and as much a cowboy, I’m in for it.

Boycotts are not effective, but that little voice that whispers inside you, is effective.

Earlier this winter while shopping for produce, I could not resist the lure of those delicious little Clementine’s from Spain. I love those small but sweet citrus fruits, so when I noticed they were on sale, I reached for a crate of them. Before my hand reached the crate, that pesky little voice inside me whispered, “The Spaniard’s eat these too”

Once again panic washed over me, “If I eat these Clementine’s, I might become as cowardly, untrustworthy, and spineless, as the Spaniards.” I might turn out to be one that cuts and runs, before a tough job is done, and leave others to do what I said I would do.

Well this stopped my hand, and at that very moment out of the corner of my eye I saw a sign that said, “California Clementine’s will arrive next week.” A week is not too long to wait.

Yes, our subconscious is a powerful tool, so do we really need boycotts? No!

Now to the serious side of boycott’s.

I have been a dues paying Teamster for over twenty years. I have paid thousands and thousands of dollars into the coffers of my local and national Teamster Union. I don’t agree with the hierarchy of the Union, and how they use my dues to enrich the coffers of liberal politicians.
But, I don’t have much of a choice or say in how my dues are spent. Every candidate that the Teamsters have helped in the last twenty years, have been candidates I would never vote for. In plain English, other than being pro-union the candidates receiving Teamster money have nothing in common with my morals or views. Again I want to emphasize, The union gives me no CHOICE in how my money is spent in the political world. AMAZING, choice is demanded in every realm of these people’s world, but no choice in this matter. Sort of kin to, “taxed without representation.” I can hold my nose and keep paying dues, but I don’t like it.

Here is a link to a web news item that I guarantee will make a majority of you angry. I imagine a good portion of those who will be angry, will want to boycott the products being sold by this group. Many of you will want to boycott the companies that sell cars made by members of this Anti-American Marine Union. that hates America’s fighting men and women so.

I just happen to be in the market for a new pickup truck this fall, and I can hear that little voice telling me. “A Toyota Tundra is a very good truck.”

This is in no way a slap at the many union workers of the Automobile and Truck Industry. I have for years supported the “Buy American First” idea.

But until the automobile workers of America clean up their Union, I will look for a truck elsewhere. It is not a boycott; it is only that small voice saying “If you buy that pickup, you may become bigoted and stupid like the leadership of the UAW. No thanks. For the record, any one of our countries fighting men and women are welcome to park their car, truck or even their tank, in my driveway, yard or even my garden, if it takes that much room.
Who Do You Fear?
Paranoia, Phones and Phobias

I firmly believe that paranoia is not always a bad trait; in fact it may be good in some instances.

Some people fear nothing, some fear everything. There are people who cannot function in the normal world because of their fear and paranoia. There must be a reasonable middle ground.

If you didn’t have some paranoia and fear wash over your conscience, midmorning of Sept. 11, 2001, you had to have been one of those that was born on the wrong side of the womb. No human being could watch a live television newcast showing fellow humans jumping from the burning inferno of a high-rise building, and not have fear and paranoia creep into their soul. Of course this is exactly what the terrorist’s wanted. But today I am thankful that time has brought some paranoia into these same brutes life. Good, I hope every time they see a soldier involved in fighting the war on terror, they tremble in their sandals.

I don’t want to talk about that horrible day, but what I do want to talk about is related in many ways.

Some people claim that when walking through a high-crime area, it is best to look relaxed and unafraid. I disagree. I can only tell you that our brave soldiers in harms way don’t patrol the streets of Baghdad, relaxed and unafraid. Having talked with many of our countries warriors, they all acknowledge that they are scared to some degree while in a war zone. I see no merit in the plan of being relaxed and unafraid when in harms way. I think perhaps that theory was put forth by the thieves and thugs who wish to prey on other citizens. If I am paranoid about my surroundings I am looking closer and paying attention to what is happening around me. So in my opinion cautious paranoia can be useful.

Some neocons and libertarians, display considerable paranoia about the government. I contend that this paranoia is good in most cases, but bordering on the ridiculous in a lot of other scenarios.

To prove my point I will share one danger many people fear, in fact believe will doom us all, and then calmly I will blow holes in this theory.

I have heard many people complaining about the Justice Department, and particularly about the now departed John Ashcroft, bemoaning that there were plans to expand the government’s ability to listen to and monitor or even tape our phone conversations. They always used the argument that went something like this: “Would you want the government listening to all of your conversations? Would you want the government to know everything you say on the phone?

I would always try to reason with these people that were so concerned, explaining that law-abiding citizens would have nothing to fear. After a snicker and even a laugh, the person would usually say something like. “That is too much power for the government to have, they don’t have the right to know everything about everyone.”


Sadly, we as citizens give very little help to our law enforcement agents; in fact we hinder more than we help. Oh, but let a crime touch our life, and wow do we ever complain and grip that the police are not doing enough to catch the ‘perps.’

But back to the Justice Dept. wanting more legal right to listen and record phone conversations.

This will be a simple exercise in reality. The math will prove that we are a little too paranoid in this instance.

Here is the problem spelled out for you, we fear the government will listen to all of our conversations on the phone, be it landline or cellular. Rather than take weeks to research the actual figures, I will estimate the facts I use for my argument so conservatively, that you will see the point.

Let’s start out with a conservative estimate of the population of America. Instead of the 280+ million, (not counting illegal immigrants, our univited guests) let’s use 250 million, 250,000,000 people in the USA.

Now how many of that number will spend time on a phone of some type on any given day?

Let us use a low estimate of 60%.

We now have a figure of 150 million people who use telephones.

The next assumption is the hardest to get a true and accurate grip on; I want to guess how many hours the average telephone user will talk on the phone in ONE DAY.

Judging by what I see, it is entirely too much. I often wonder why I don’t spend more time on the phone, am I abnormal in some way? Go look around at a shopping mall, and every other teenager is talking on a cell phone while walking or shopping. Even in the parking lot, you see people leaving their cars with a cell phone to their ear. I drive truck and I notice that way too many people are yapping on the phone while driving, (If only they knew that I am not a ditch diver. Mess up in a 4 wheeler in front of my 18 wheeler and you are on your own). When I go to the grocery store, almost every aisle has a shopper stopped, blocking my progress while talking on a cell phone. Go to a concert, and every other person will have a cell phone.

When was the last time you went out to eat at a restaurant, and heard no cell phones ring? Or a movie?

I was at a George Strait concert recently and noticed that both ladies and men were waiting at the entrance walkway that George Strait would be taking to the stage. I witnessed a very strange happening: the lights in the large arena dimmed and everyone knew it was about time for the star to walk the 200 or so feet to the stage. There was naturally a fence to keep the fans from George, but alongside of that fence were several hundred fans, maybe as much as 400, all packed together. As the excitement mounted, I noticed that all of the people crowding at the walkway had cell phones, probably camera phones, and had them on. The small LCD displays of the phones made an eerie sight. It was dark and the LCD phone displays were dancing like stars in a cloudy sky.

Phones are everywhere, all the time. Have you ever had the opportunity to see the printout of a teenagers cell phone use for one month? The last one I saw was 24 pages of small type. Teenagers, boys and girls, spend a lot of time on the phone. A lot, yes in one month my daughter can talk over 60 hours. She also spends hours on the hardwired phone. I guess she does this to let the cell phone cool down.

I often think I am a hermit, when I consider my cell phone use, as compared to my teenage daughter’s. But I still find myself talking on the phone for over one hour a day.

For our exercise here I am going to use the figure of 90 minutes. Yes I think this is a conservative estimate, but let’s use it. Use it for what you may wonder? Well here’s my hypothesis; There is no way the government could monitor all of it’s citizens phone calls, no way. How many government employees would have to be hired to listen to the conversations of its citizens. 1,000, 5,000, or even 10,000?

OK, here we go, lets examine.

150,000,000 citizens talking 90 minutes a day would talk for 225,000,000 hours on the phone, a day.

Let’s be generous, as all ‘neocons’ are, and drop that number down to 200,000,000 hours of phone use a day.

These employees of the government that would be hired to eavesdrop would work 8 hours each day. Ha, ha, more like 4 hours if the taxpayers are lucky. But we’ll underassume the hours and say, each government worker, actually works 8 hours.

Just to listen to the phone calls of American’s citizens, would take 25,000,000 new government employees.

And these employees would have to spend every minute of every workday listening.

Oops……..forgot a few things……..

Someone would need to work the weekends……we would have to hire another 8,000,000 new employees to cover the weekend talk. That makes 33,000,000 new employees, But Wait, (like they say on the infomercials) we aren’t finished…….

Those 33,000,000 million government workers would need a lot of supervision, especially if we were to expect 8 hours of work for 8 hours pay.

The government ratio of supervisors to grunts is high. It is probably 1 supervisor for 5 grunts, but let’s be kind and use 1 supervisor for every 10 grunts. It would take another 3,000,000 supervisors to supervise the task of listening to all the phone calls of Americans. Our total number needed has now risen to 36,000,000.

Oh silly me, I have forgotten a very big part of the picture, it would take 36,000,000 new employees just to listen to the conversations. The analyzing of the conversations would take time too. Probably one half again as much.

So we have a new total, 54,000,000 new employees would have to be hired to listen to America’s phone talk.

We will forget about the sick days, vacation, and family leave. Oh, and what about the need for employees that could understand all of the different languages that Americans speak. And there would have to be those that interrupt all of the languages into English.

I am sure; now that I have pointed all of this out, the liberal portion of our great democracy will demand that the government listen to all phone talk, just to have 54,000,000 more union members, voting for the union backed candidates.

Perhaps I should never have raised this issue. Should you be concerned about government abuse of power? Why of course you should be, but why in the world would we want to deny our defenders the right to listen to the phone calls of the bad guys. You know the bad guys, as in the ones who plot to kill our citizens, disrupt our economy and bring down our country. The ACLU will take a different view than the average citizen, nothing new there; the ACLU has nothing to do about America or Civil Liberties. They are here to bring about the end of America as we enjoy it today. Look around, be paranoid, but paranoid of the real enemy……..Terrorists and The ACLU lawyers that defend them in our courts.
Ten Commandments; Good or Bad????

I find it ironic that the ACLU is trying to outlaw or ban some of the most revered American Liberties we now have. Yes, even while pretending to care about your civil liberties, the ACLU is trying to take liberties away from you? If this country ends up becoming what the ACLU wants it to become, you will have very few liberties.
You will no longer have the liberty to ask God to bless the food you are about to eat at a McDonald’s, (and you know McDonald's is where prayer is really needed) or any public place.. You can always pray silently, but the time honored prayer lead by one person for the whole group, will be banned.
You will no longer have the liberty to hand someone a pamphlet about your beliefs concerning God, Allah, or Buddha.
The mention of God will be sandblasted from all public buildings, including Lincoln’s monument in Washington D.C.
It will be necessary to sandblast all of the stone murals of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, from the Supreme Court Building.
You will not have the liberty to display a nativity scene anywhere.
There will be no mention of God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Crosses will have to be removed from any church exterior.
In God We Trust will be removed from all of our countries currency.
You and I both know the ACLU is secretly working to do away with the tax exempt status of all religious organizations.
Congress will be forced to abolish the tax deductions for tithes and offerings you make to your Church.
Congress will stop opening it’s sessions with prayer.
All Gideon’s Bibles will be removed from motels and hotels.
Swearing and taking the Lord God’s name in vain, will be allowed, but you will not have the liberty to publicly utter the words“ Praise the Lord” or “Praise Allah”.
If you think I am exaggerating, do a little research, you’ll see the pattern; The ACLU wants God Killed. Remember the jokers who had “God is Dead” bumper stickers on their VW minibuses back in the 1960’s? A lot of those dope smoking hippies are lawyers for the ACLU now. Some of them are now members of Congress, or sitting on the benches of our courts. Their hatred of God has driven them to excel and grab the power from 'we the citizens', so they can force Their religion on everyone. Their religion is the religion Godlessness.
Today the battle cry for the ACLU is "KILL GOD"!
I am not a betting person, but I would bet money on the outcome of this battle. Which side do you want to be successful in this battle? God or the ACLU?
Yes, the ACLU is busy, are you? Will you help God in this battle?
God really doesn’t require our help in this matter, but I am sure God knows who would go to battle with Him against the ACLU.
I want you to consider one of the battles going on at this time, in Courts. The Ten Commandments are under assault, and all I want you to do is READ THEM AND TELL ME WHICH ONE IS EVIL? WHICH ONE IS DANGEROUS? WHICH ONE IS WORTHY OF BEING BANNED FROM PUBLIC VISION?
I know some of you abhor the commandments that commands us to Love God, and have no other God’s before the true God. This is where the heat of the battle is raging.
If I believe in God, and follow God’s advice, BUT am completely wrong, have I harmed myself or anyone else?
Conversely, If you want to ban God, or Kill God, and laugh at His Commandments, what will happen if you are wrong?
Look at the commandments and tell me which one you think is bad?
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Today's Thought To Ponder:

One thing we should remember;

Go ahead, Find me a terrorist, And I will guarantee you this:

That terrorist would not like to be terrorized!

So, he or she knows they are wrong.............

Therefore, they have forfeited their human citizenship.

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