• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I felt a little like a dying clown

    There is always more to the story than we know. The Gulf of Tonkin, it’s the alleged attack on a US warship by the Viet Cong which was the impetus for the escalation of US involvement in Viet Nam. Didn’t happen. Hyperbole. Watch the Fog of War where Robert McNamara openly says it didn’t happen. He now believes it was an “over excited radioman” who got it wrong. 33,000 Americans died, countless Vietnamese and who knows how many are just damaged still. A friend’s brother served. He became convinced that the Doctors were going to do unspeakable things to him and would not go to a Doctor. He died of…

  • Rant

    My own beliefs are in my song

    There is a yellow one that won’t accept the black oneThat won’t accept the red one that won’t accept the white oneAnd different strokes for different folks I am in a discussion right now with a black man who is disgusted that my company has come out in support of HB 5. All major real estate corporations have come out in support of this law. It codifies the end of discrimination in housing due to sexual preference. He’s all about Chic-fil-A, (which incidentally I have never set foot in), and how God apparently hates fags. Dude. 50 years ago God hated negroes. You are not in good company. Let’s go…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    One trick is all that horse can do

    He’s a one-trick ponyOne trick is all that horse can doHe does, one trick onlyIt’s the principal source of his revenueBut when he steps into the spotlightYou can feel the heat of his heartCome rising through Don’t like the trade deal with China? Threaten them with tariffs. Get them to the table. Give our farmers a $16 billion bail out. Fly to Florida and play golf, it’s just money anyway. After all only liberals put solar panels on their houses. Right? I’m sure that’s what Sean Hannity told him in their late night bromance calls. Don’t like NAFTA? Threaten everyone with tariffs. The Canadians won’t fight back. That’s what Sean…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Take my tears and that’s not nearly all

    I’m not sure when reason left us. I always joke that I am a Libra and that makes me wishy washy. Actually Libras are based in justice and balance. There are only a few things that I can’t see both sides of. Child and animal abuse. Thievery. That’s about it. I actually understand while someone is racist or bigoted. I don’t respect it, but I understand that they are not accepting responsibility for their shortcomings and have chosen to vilify someone else’s race, ethnicity or culture to make themselves feel better. It’s strange to me, it worked with the Dixiecrats and it’s working now. When I was a kid we…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rita the Doberman

    Send me away with the words of a love song

    At the end of 2016 everyone was complaining about what a crap year it was.  Well, I’d take 2016 back in a heartbeat right now. Two days ago I had to put Rita to sleep.  It was one of the five worst days of my life.  The day I lost my father.  The day I lost Xica.  The day I lost Beauregard and the day I lost Rita. My life is not the same.  She was a huge personality that permeated everything that happened at the Farm. Nine years and one week.  That’s how long Rita was in my life.  Slightly more if you count back to when I originally…

  • Rant

    Hold on real tight, it’s gonna be alright.

    Here’s the thing. HRC won the popular vote as of this morning. But that’s not the point. DJT won the electoral college and those are the rules. She has been gracious and instead of whining about it being unfair, she went and walked her dogs. That being said, when your guy wins have some compassion. Take a moment to go back in time. AIG just failed. Lehman Bros is gone. Your home lost 50% of it’s value. Gas is $5 a gallon and you’re unemployed. The stock market was around 8800, your 401k was devastated. How did you feel in 2008? 2012? Be honest with yourself. The other side feels…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    You’re king in a fool’s paradise

    It’s time for me to just totally lose my shit. Dear Republicans, You seething pile of rubbish!  You are a bunch of idiots.  You say less government but want to legislate bathrooms and abortions and gay marriage and make up shit that just doesn’t matter.  Like there is no such thing as an abortion in the 9th month, but you candidate is such a freaking moron that he thinks there is.  And you stupid shits listen to him and his ilk.  You deserve each other.  You’re heading to a civil war within your party and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of ignorant inbred backwoods pig humpers. Here’s the deal,…

  • Rant

    I can’t change your mind, you can’t change my color

    I am raging this fine Sunday morning. Goddammit.  How many more negroes have to die before white people figure it out?  Two more this week.  This week Charlotte Mecklenburg shot a man with traumatic brain injury.  The father of seven.  Killed him dead.  If that wasn’t outrageous enough Tusla police shot and killed a pastor.  A pastor whose father taught him to put his hands on the roof of the car when the police were jacking him up.  Did your Dad teach you what to do when you are being jacked up by the police?  Thought not.  Terrence Crutcher was a pastor and a father of four.  A God fearing…

  • Rant

    He said kill them before they grow

    And it’s time for me to weigh in on some bullshit. It’s football and that means Not For Long if you don’t get out there and execute.  It also means a whole bunch of bullshit.  First off, taking everyone off the field when someone has a boo boo?  Bullshit.  Crabtree’s penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct?  Bullshit.  And Kaepernick?  #ISitWithKaep.  Yep.  Why? Example:  I might have gone out and got a little tore up Friday night.  I took the Uber home.  Then I needed an Uber the next day to get back to my car.  A very nice black man picked me up.  I had to look twice because he looked a…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant

    So I’m begging you please man, don’t call the policeman

    And now, something horrible happened in Dallas.  I have to say, it was just a matter of time. This little gem was taken from a post when Eric Garner was killed back in 2014: Here’s the deal and I’ve been talking about this for months.  Everyone talks about how few Realtors are actually good at their jobs.  About 10% will really rock your world.  Another 10-15% can do a decent job.  The next 60% are just average.  They don’t do anything amazing but they don’t screw up fantastically either.  The last 20% are thieves, liars and cheats.  Completely incompetent.  Think about the field you’re in.  The same thing is true.…