Saturday, December 11, 2010

Nobody Gets Email: Who Knew?

Nobody Get's Email on Saturday Night!

I've been keeping this one hide for too long: What do Lee Marvin, Captian Kangaroo, and Mr. Rogers all have in common?

You Would Never Have Guessed

Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76, which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 ) His death reminded me of the following story.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer:

I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his Corps expert: In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima . There is only one higher Naval award, the "Medal Of Honor! "

If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.

Dialog from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson": His guest was Lee Marvin. Johnny said, "Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima, and that during the course of that action you earned the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."

"Yeah, yeah, I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is the guys getting shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew. We both got the Cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison. That dumb guy actually stood up on Red Beach and directed his troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach. Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because his men's safety was more important than his own life.

That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said, "Where'd they get you Lee?" "Well Bob if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!"

Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who has passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth. But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat.

After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister, vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life. He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..

America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy.

Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.

Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened.

Take the time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom. With encouragement they could be the next Captain Kangaroo or Mr. Rogers.

(Isn't that great? Thanks to J.R.)


Friday, December 10, 2010

How Many Presidents Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?

Nobody Flashes: (First, Watch Video here)

This is a FIRST in American History was it not?
A residing President, who basically cannot articulate the ins and out of his own beliefs and opinions (without his teleprompter) ...has a former President, who actually knows a bit more about economics, come in and do it for him, so he can go to a party.
Although, President Obama tried to look like the superior sending out his jester advisor to take care of small little details, he ended up looking like a man who could care less about the details of the economic state of the Union, but more about his White House Christmas party.
He came off looking like a man of inferior intellect than his predecessor, and, truth be told,..the arrogant and incompetent leader we are getting used to. He simply can't be bothered.
Or was this all about saving the Democratic Party?
If this "keep Bushes tax breaks" measure is passed, as Bill Clinton reminded the Democratic voters, it will keep the country going for just two more years, and THEN...when we are on our final knees with desperation: Obama can be reelected to do what he is promising to do:

Tax the rich!

Which is...(you)...but dog -gone it, Bill Clinton is just dying to pay higher taxes but you'll just have to re-elect Obama for another term to see that happen.
We will all have so much anger inside of us by that time, we will want to punish them all so they think..
Pretty lame reason if you ask me.
Frankly, there is not likely to be too many rich around to tax, because the bill contains so much pork, it all adds up to another trillion or so dollars by the time the money is passed around. Ethanol subsidies, billions for Samoa, (Okay, what's Barney Frank doing in Samoa?) solar and wind grants, a new basketball court for Obama, more designer shoes for Michelle...
No...that last stuff wasn't included, sorry. Somebody needs to add it, quick.
Sure, the taxes will not go up, but with the estate taxes going up to 55%, most people will have to sell their businesses, farms, and homes, just to pay their taxes. That's a much bigger win for them all.
And what's left of the poor unelectrified middle class will disappear.
Now---- if you accept that our last four Presidents are running on the global/corporate stage,(As this nobody does) the grand plan continues. Downsize the U.S. by spending as much money as possible.
Why else would they continue to pork us all out?
Bill began by bragging about how Hong Kong is dealing with its economic woes and told everyone that they just gave ALL the people one month's rents for FREE! He was really impressed by that.
Oops. Was Al Sharpton listening? Maybe that wasn't a mistake. Wouldn't Obama's base love THAT little goodie!
After being President for the day, in which he righted the world's problems once AGAIN, Bill said he was going back to "Asia": the new big dog on the block, as he once proclaimed.
Obama went off to party in luxury with many of the bros.
And we...are all left...dumbfounded.
So whose next on the Presidential Podium for the day stage? Bush? Daddy Bush? Jimmy? Hey, let's bring them all back! We are paying them until they die anyway. They might as well get to work and change those light bulbs in the White House.
More importantly, who IS running our country? How many Presidents does it take to explain just why any of us have to trust any of them any longer?
Question: How many Presidents does it take to change a light bulb?
Well, if you go by how many people it takes to even put up a Christmas tree in the White House, the answer is....
Answer: Way too many.


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Egghead...or Prince?

Nobody Wins:
"Off with their Heads!"
Yesterday, the young students of London shouted this age-old favorite protest while they attacked the Rolls Royce of the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla. The Prince and his wife were on the way to a wonderful evening to see a "Royal" Variety Performance.
Camilla was..."appalled" as you can see by her face.
What? You cut the very future out from under the young, triple their college tuition fees putting them forever on the welfare rolls, just to keep those well paid university teachers employed, and the riches of the upper classes untouched, and you expect them to wave and give you a royal curtsey as you go by? Their kids go. That's all that matters.
Okay, so you had nothing to do with it. No matter: You represent: England. That's your job.
As Bill Gates says, "Life is unfair: get used to it!"
The vote to increase tuition in the House of Parliament was 323 to 302.
And Bill Gates says: "Life is unfair; get over it."
Somebody give that man a country.
One liberal, Mr. Hughes who voted against it said:
'I have decided that I won't be able to support the Government on the fees level, particularly because I believe that for a constituency like mine, the level of fee increase... may have a significant disincentive effect on youngsters going to
One of the less "angry" students said;
"I'm here because the Liberal Democrats broke their promise," said 19-year-old Kings College student Shivan David from London's Trafalgar Square. "I don't think education should be free but I do think that tripling fees doesn't make any sense. We are paying more for less."
While many, like Glenn Beck, point out that all these violent riots are caused by communists, you have to wonder..Would communists stand on a statue of Winston Churchill?
While no doubt, as we see in America, communists are coming out of the woodwork, ready to light the fire in anger about the obvious raping of the world from hope in order to take over, and get to do the raping themselves!
Many of the world's "old" would, if they could, raise a little protest themselves, but they are too busy working so that they can feed the students.
Obvious to every common man and woman in the world, is...while the world is losing jobs, we are being lied to by the emerging global oligarchy where the members are getting incredibly richer.

I hate to make this comparison again, but like the Titanic, the rich grab the boats and lock the poor in the galley to drown. Man...doesn't change.
Prince Charles is worth only $60 million. Mum is worth only $420 million. In the meantime, the old in England are (it is reported) riding in the heated buses during the day, just to keep warm.
Some people have excepted that: there SHOULD be an upper class to rule. They are superior to the rest of us.
It's an age old debate, is it not?
Even JK Rowling has class warfare all over her Harry Potter novels, and every country in the world has a "class" system. But even a poor guy could make it. But no more.
The billionaire clubs are booming in this global recession: According to Forbes, here's a list of billionaires in major cities:
New York 60 Dallas 17
Moscow 50 San Francisco 14, (40 in bay area)
London 32 Tokyo 14
LA 27 Hong Kong 25
Mumbai 20
Yes, the rich are getting, in this depression: obscenely rich.
So, It doesn't matter what kind of political party rules a country: Communists, Fascists, Liberals, Republicans, or Monarchy...once a small group of people suck up all the money, and the people start struggling for the basic necessities of life, while being heavily taxed, all the while watching their rich leaders spending lavishly on parties, beautiful homes, diamonds, jewels... paid by THIER hard work, sooner or later, the people WILL rebel.
It's human nature. Even dogs show a high sense of unfairness, and bare teeth.
But, here's another question NOBODY has asked: Where was Scotland Yard?
The whole world knew this riot was going on...Why did their security guide them right into the hornet's nest?
NOBDODY is that incompetent.
If I were the Prince, next time, I'd bring the theater to them.
One egg- head is enough.


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Politics of Gene Simmons

Nobody Wonders: While I somehow missed the Gene Simmons Kiss explosion, mostly because I was playing Top 40 hits at night when I was working in the 70's and 80's, recently, I have read his books, and found that the man is pretty smart.

NEVERTHELESS: I'm surprised that he voted for Obama in the first place. Here he admits he made a mistake

And this Nobody Wonders, if we are going to here more celebrities come out with this admission. Let's hope so.

Good for Gene.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Trixie: The True Purpose of Pork

Nobody Cares: I COULD write about the new benevolent graces of our President, who decided to not tax the "rich" for TWO more years, and that means that we should all expect gas taxes, property taxes, and maybe even another retail tax to come our way...but let's not.

I want to write about Trixie, the amazing pig.

It 's funny how these little delightful things come into your life, isn't it? You know, most of us have never given pigs much thought. We eat them for breakfast.

But first: Let me set you up on how I met this little delight.

This Christmas, to make ends meet, more people than ever before are making crafts, and entering "Holiday Bazaars" which go on in every city.

So, last Saturday, my friend Pat and I traveled downtown St. Louis to go to the BIGGEST HOLIDAY bazaar this side of the Amazon....or so the flyer said. Over ninety vendors were going to be there, along with great choirs, a carnival for the kids, Santa, many elves and

And for the price of a ten -dollar ticket--- WE LET YOU SHOP! That's like the Democrats saying...and for the price of half your salary--- WE LET YOU LIVE.

Now normally, I would have considered this a rip-off but I had a mission. My friend and I had seen these Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps at another bazaar, and I wanted to get her one for Christmas. Basically, it's a big salt rock with a tiny light bulb inside....probably made in China, but hey...I called the guy who sold these lamps and he swore to me he would be there.

As soon as we walked in, I got upset. The little old lady volunteer elves were handing out Mardi Gras necklaces, to ONLY the kids.

Hey...for ten bucks, I felt cheated. I don't care if I not exactly six. I could have seen a movie, for ten bucks. I could have had a meal at Taco Bell for ten bucks. That necklace cost all of maybe thirty cents in China...and (Okay, I'll stop.)

As we walked around, searching in vain for the lamps, we noticed we seemed to be one of the few suckers in the city that paid ten dollars to do know...walk around and feel stupid.

The place was practically empty. Walking down the aisles passing the desperate vendors, who were also at the same time, figuring out they were going to lose a lot of money that day, was like walking through a mine field. They were the very same vendors we had seen last weekend for only three dollars...and most of them recognized us.

The advertized ninety booths were more like...twenty -four. The kids carnival...empty. Santa never did show up. And there is only so many times you can say, "No, I really don't want to pick up the lotion petal looking flower thingy and feel it."

I was getting madder by the minute. Where was the Himalayan Crystal Lamp guy?

Okay, I had to fess up. I felt robbed. The lamps were forty dollars, and the price just went up ten. I was bumming out and feeling pretty stupid

But then....there she was: Trixie.

In a tiny little pen, she sat. NO one was around her. In this big cavern of a football stadium, she stood alone, with her master. The pen next to her... a couple of sheep.

The lady trainer who stood in the pen with her, had spent so much time and love making little Trixie look special. And right away, she was delighted, when we walked up.

"Want to see Trixie do some tricks?" she said to us.

"You BET!"

And then, Trixie, the amazing pig...backed up, went in-between her trainers legs, snorted, jumped, did circles right and left, sat, caught treats, and on, on and on and on..

" many tricks does she know?"

"Oh, she LOVES to do tricks, because she love to eat. She'll eat anything."

Trixie knew more tricks than Barney Frank has forgotten.

It seemed Trixie was not only smarter than my dogs, but actually did a trick I wish my husband would learn: She could pick up any size coin off the ground, with her mouth and give it to her master.

You haven't seen anything until you see a pig pick up a a quarter with its mouth, and NOT eat it. When you consider the size of their's truly a miracle. (A trick all of Congress would do well to learn.)

All the time her little tail was twitching in delight.

As I watched the obvious intelligent of the adorable little Trixie, I thought to myself, "Oh my God, I'm eating these things!"

She was the most amazing pig I have ever seen.

As we left, I was complaining to the management about the Crystal Lamp guy not being there, and maybe I should have asked for my ten dollar back, but... I had to admit, Trixie gave me much more than ten dollars worth of a memory. How many hours it took to train that pig, I have no idea, but a more lovable pig I have never seen.

She was worth every penny.

So, least you think I can stay off of politics for just one day--- THINK AGAIN.

I think the Democratic Party should change their mascot from a donkey to a pig.

Think about it. Pigs are intelligent animals, and will do anything for a handout, as we have witnessed time and time again. And they LOVE pork. Donkey on the other hand are hard to control, but not pigs. Just like liberals, promise them free pork and they will do just about anything.

So, what's the moral of this story? In the words of Mick Jagger:

"'You may not always get what you want...but you can get what you need."

I needed that little pig's happy tricks last Saturday. I didn't find my friend a crystal lamp, but I what I did find was an enduring memory I can treasure forever, of both of us, sharing the laughter and amazement of a little amazing pig named Trixie.

And Pat (who is a professional photographer) took these pictures for us to treasure forever.
I think she captured Trixie perfectly.

Thanks Trixie. That'll do...


Monday, December 06, 2010

Nobody's Perfect: Wal-Mart VS Napolitano

Political designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
...George Orwell

Nobody's Perfect:
Readers: if you cannot see this..go to to see it. I have NO idea what is going on.
This week, we have the one and only Wal-Mart, the success story that most conservative talk show hosts just LOVE to put up as an example of the great American success story, acting...pretty creepy.
And then we have the already notoriously Gestapo sister in drag, Secretary of State, Janet Napolitano.
They are joining together in efforts to stop terrorist from blowing up...Wal-Mart, which of course EVERYONE knows is at the top of Al-Quada hit list.
Wal-Mart, that bastion of Americano, will join hands with our BIG SISTER Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano (Comrades Unit!) in order to remind you while you're standing in the checkout line, to be a good citizen comrades and ...spy.
Report all and any crimes you see your citizens beside you, committing. None of us do know.
Okay Comrades: I AM saying something.
I am a good citizen, and I am reporting that in aisle 7, a lady wants to get naked and not many want to see that happen. Who knows what's inside her...could be at least 18 deadly smart bombs hiding in that body.
In aisle 14, another suspected terrorist is walking around with a goat, no doubt filled with uranium from Montana. You can see the antenna on his ears, waiting for the cell phone call to ignite twenty thousand uranium milk duds.

But in aisle 3, we see a woman who heard Janet's voice over the intercom and just naturally started to get ready to be examined by the unzipping her pants.
Good job citizen!
Seriously, are we talking 1984 here? Are you not just a bit creeped out about this?
I reported on REAL Muslims in my neighborhhood doing REALLY suspicious things and was told, unless I see them loading major explosives in a big truck out their garage door, there was nothing that could be done.
But...I could move.
Either we are becoming a Fascist/communist state, or Wal-Mart's owners have been spending just a little too much time in China, which is understandable since there are more Wal-Marts in China then in the United States.
So, who wins the Nobody's Perfect contest this week?
In my Nobody's Opinion: Wal-Mart.
We all know the absolute tyranny of Janet Napolitano, but for Wal-Mart to let the governmetn into their stores to give us "government" pretty sad.
From now on, I'm shopping at K-Mart.
(Tune in next week for K-Mart shoppers!)


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Bottle Me...Thirsty.

Nobody's Opinion

"It's free!" she said.
"You're kidding?"
Sure enough, I was staring at my friend Patty's TV. Free TV. Who knew?
I started thinking about how much I pay every month for cable, and was surprised that you could still get a signal off an antenna. Weren't we told a few years ago that the free airways would no longer exist?
Somehow I got from thinking about free TV signals to free water.
If you happened to watch Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory this week, you found out that Nestle' (a French company) is pumping millions of gallons of water daily, out of the Great Lakes (our biggest fresh water resource) and selling it to China. And the lakes ARE drying up.
And what are they doing with it?
China is storing it.
So, what politician owns our water, and has decided to sell it? I missed that one being discussed on the Congress floor.. didn't you?
The selling of our fresh water resources is very common: Here's a few examples of foreign companies buying up our water.
*A recent $8.6 billion takeover of American Water Works by German-based industrial giant RWE has led to a backlash from a handful of cities across America. The deal covers more than 800 water systems serving 15 million people in 27 states and three Canadian provinces.
(AND the money goes to GERMANY!)
*The money provided by foreign companies will pay to replace aging pipes and strengthen security -- the kind of improvements many cash-strapped communities can't afford, said Peter Cook, executive director for the National Association of Water Companies trade group.
(BECAUSE our politicians have bankrupt us, they are selling off our natural resources to pay the bills...Okay... they're NOT paying our bills, but the money is going somewhere.)
*RWE isn't the only foreigner buying into the U.S. water industry; French companies Vivendi Environmental and Suez also have bought local water systems within the past few years.
*Vivendi entered the U.S. market in 1999 with a $7.9 billion takeover of USFilter. The French company provides water and wastewater service to 110 million people in 100 countries, generating about $12 billion in annual revenue.

(AND the money goes to FRANCE! )
Hey, I don't remember GOD saying that water belongs to certain people to sell, do you?
Have they patented water yet? If they can patent a gene in your body, why not water?
In the words of Glenn Beck second favorite philosopher, Yoda: "They wiilllll, they WiieL."
*Besides running the Culligan bottled water service, USFilter of Palm Desert, C alif., delivers water to about 13 million people in 600 communities. Suez paid $1 billion for United Water Resources of Harrington Park, N.J., which provides water service to about 12.5 million people.
*In a few months, if all goes according to plan, 80 million gallons of Blue Lake water will be siphoned into the tankers normally reserved for oil—and shipped to a bulk bottling facility near Mumbai. Goldman Sachs estimates that global water consumption is doubling every 20 years, and the United Nations expects demand to outstrip supply by more than 30 percent come 2040. ...Newsweek
All this wouldn't seem so bad, if it was OUR companies pumping the water and selling it. But, this is not the case. What is really happening is our fresh water reserves are being depleted...and "redistributed" to other nations. And when they have all OUR fresh water in China, in Russia, what will we drink?
It's pretty certain, water IS more valuable than oil.
And who owns the biggest and freshest fresh water reservoir in the world?
It's in Paraguay, and it's owned by...the Bush Family.
This is not a conspiracy. It's just a race for the rich to get richer.
Anyway, Jesse goes even further. He finds out that they want to put all kinds of good stuff into our water, (lithium, and estrogen)...and that when they control the water, they control the food, and the world.
I wince as I pay that BIG bill for my cable/internet/phone each month and I have to wonder-- How much will that water coming out of my faucet be in the future, and will the water out of my kitchen sink someday be rationed?
Will I one day soon over to my friend's house and say.." have FREE water! Who knew?"