• Bush is a Moron,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant

    Institution, electrocution

    I kind of think our nation has gone insane.  I don’t know if it was the blood thirst after 9/11 or what.  But we suck.  A lot.  The fact that Americans are doing shit like this makes me wonder are we as great as we say we are?  I think it’s just a bunch of imperialistic crap.  We certainly aren’t civilized.  And we’re stupid.  How about these assclowns?  Seriously.  Not civilized. There’s a portion of this society running around spewing hate and calling themselves Christians.  Now the Wine Dog might be a bit of a junk yard dog from time to time, but I’ve read the Bible.  And I know…

  • Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    They crawled out of the woodwork

    We are getting really close to playing NWA here at PBE. There has always been corruption in policing.  There has always been good cops and bad cops.  It just seems to me like we’re seeing a lot of the latter as of late.  I should not be the only one concerned about this.  First there was the railroading of me.  I was speeding, so I did break the law.  Write me an honest ticket and leave it at that.  Then we find out titleslug got railroaded, and let me tell you, you know if you’re going 114 or not.  The lady sitting in her car in the parking lot with…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant

    It wasn’t me (you clocked goin’ 114 MPH!)

    “Got a lump on my head and a boot print on my chest. What the guys in here call the Tillamook county lie detector test. Well I did my best, but as a you mighta guessed it’s a tough test not to fail. I’m sittin’ here waitin’ in the Tillamook County Jail.” Todd Snider, Tilimook County Jail A few months ago, our beloved Wine Dog talked about being set up and railroaded. Her story was so inspiring, I set out to follow her lead. On 6/28 I was dressed in my best Orange and Black to match my son. The Dodgers were in town and we were going to boo…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    And in the end, the love you take

    Bill Crowell was a farm boy, a Navy pilot, a truck driver, a Real Estate Broker and my Dad.  He was one of the most well-respected common men I have ever known.  He never made a big splash any where, but there are those who literally owe their life to him.  There have been few men as honest as he was.  Rarely can you find a man who truly did his best to do the right thing, every time.  The older I got the more I realized what a gem he really was.  He used to tell me when I was a teenager that the older I got the smarter…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Takin’ what they’re givin’

    Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to loose but your chains. We Americans are an ironic lot. The “greatest generation” were laborers. They were laborers who formed the first middle class, in history, who bought their own homes and sent their children to college. They were laborers who paid union dues, went to work and made things and after a lifetime of service they retired with a pension. They were paid well enough to buy the things others, of the greatest generation, made. America prospered. While America prospered with a growing, working middle class, there were some crazies who thought the communists were hiding under the bed and…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    The Road Goes on Forever

    Today marks the end of an era. A friend of mine, if you met her or if she helped you she’s a friend of yours, too, concluded her service to the title industry. She didn’t choose this date. It was chosen for her by the data company that many of you have worked with. It isn’t part of the Evil Empire nor the bloodless empire. It was independent. She helped grow the company. She helped you and your sales rep grow your book of business, too. We knew this company succeeded because its chief competitors were incompetent. We knew, too, that if a competent competitor came along, we’d be in…