You ain’t always gonna get a winning hand

Rick Perry.  Asshat.

Texas is open for business.  Rick Perry took out all of those ads and went to Illinois trying to get Illinois business to leave Illinois and come to Texas.  Texas, because they have less taxes and low regulations.  You can’t do that and then piss and moan when somebody calls you out on it.

Rick Perry is crying about a cartoon that appeared in the Sacramento Bee.  Wah wah wah.  And Ted Cruz and Bill Flores who voted against the Hurricane Sandy package are asking for federal aid.  F.U.   Sandy was a natural disaster.  West, Texas was avoidable with…wait for it…regulations.

It’s time this country stood up to these hypocrites   Period.  I am sorry for the good people of Texas who were hurt, killed, or lost everything in the explosion in West.  But you know what?  You keep voting these assholes into office.  We keep having to deal with them and it’s time to pay the piper.  Sorry.  Make better choices in the future.  You don’t want regulation.  Great.  You don’t have it.  And West, Texas is just a stain on the map now.  You don’t want to pay taxes?  Fine.  You can’t have my federal tax dollars.  You can’t benefit from the programs you opposed.  You can’t have it both ways.

I’m the other white meat known as ‘Kid Funky Fried’

This country has had better weeks.  And few worse.

Oh how we cling to our  guns because they are going to protect us.  No one would be able to hurt us if we all had our assault rifles.  No one would be able to place a bomb at a public event and murder three people and maim hundreds more.  And if they did the gun owners could just mow them down with their awesome firepower.

Yeah.  Didn’t happen.

Well, if those same two shit stains got into a gun fight we could defend ourselves and shoot back and…didn’t happen.

Your “Red Dawn” fantasy is laughable.

~Steve Marmel

Why is no one asking where these shit stains got their weapons?  Eh?  Anyone?  Beuller?

One guy wasn’t a citizen at all and had been checked on by the FBI at the bequest of another nation.  The other held a green card and was 19 years old.  Neither would have passed a background check.  But if you ask the family of Officer Sean Collier or Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr., keeping a gun out of the hands of those two shit stains would have been a good thing.  Wayne LaPierre, once again you have blood on your hands.  Two cops, 20 children, six teachers, 12 movie goers and all the injured.  58 in Aurora alone.  The list goes on and on.

The gun control issue has reached a fevered pitch.  King Obama is going to come and take all of your guns doncha know.  Even though he has done less to restrict our freedoms than he predecessor did.  Habeas corpus was suspended for certain persons under Bush.  Where was the outrage?  The hubbub over the Miranda warning goes back over 40 years.  Not Obama.  Call it the Patriot Act and take a big chunk of our freedoms.  Bush.  Not Obama.  Quite honestly the word “patriot” has been so abused that I look at it the same way I look at “gourmet” and “luxury”.  Hijacked by unscrupulous charlatans and snake oil salesmen for their own diabolical reasons.

All they were trying to pass was a law that required background checks and even that was watered down.  How many more have to die before we figure it out?  Or are we just going to go backwards, eschew civility and revert to the Wild Wild West?   But goddammit we’re free!  Or are we?

We have our guns.  It’s a victory for America.  We won last week when an entire community came under martial law and fought back…oh wait, no they didn’t.  They all went home and stayed there like the police asked them too.   We are free from a paramilitary police force…oh wait, that’s who roamed the streets of Boston, Cambridge and Watertown while the residents stayed inside.


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I really don’t understand why we’re ok with these heavily armed police departments with tanks and everything but goddammit we can’t let the government take our guns.  Here’s an idea.  You think you’re going to pick a fight with the government and live through it because you have an cache of assault weapons?  Your argument is invalid.  They found these little shit stains in four days and took them completely down in a little more than 24 hours, most of which was spent looking for them, while martial law was in effect in an entire community.  You will be toast the minute you think you’re going to raise a weapon to these guys.  They will burn that mutha down.


Speaking of fire…holy crap what the hell happened in Texas last week?

Rick Perry went to Illinois with the Texas is Wide Open for Business campaign.

When you have the kind of tax and regulatory policies in place (that Illinois does) . . . you are enticing businesses to fail.”

~Rick Perry

How’s that working for you Rick?

The last time this plant was checked was in 1985.  Almost 40 years ago.  Amazingly in the last 40 years they apparently stowed a little more ammonium nitrate than they should have.  And then destroyed an entire town.  Don’t have a heart attack in West, Texas.  Most of the firefighters and EMT’s are now dead.  But Texas is Open for business with none of those nasty liberal regulations to hinder the capitalism.  Well played.  That’s why Rick Perry can never advance to the national theater.  Ever.

Don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

You missed me.  I know it.  And I’m sorry.  Training for the AIDS/Lifecycle is all consuming.  So is selling real estate.

I had that terrible head cold/virus/flu thing that I got in Dallas.  I would venture it was the sickest I’ve been since I had mono in 1980.  Even the pancreatitis wasn’t as bad as that bug.  The problem is I missed five weeks of critical training time.  February and March are when you build your base.  I didn’t so I’m riding with no base and praying to God that years of being in pretty decent shape will carry me.

I’m also months behind in the my fundraising so please click through here and give me some love.  Thanks.

I had my best month ever business wise in March.  There are agents out there that don’t sell in a year what I sold in March.  I actually made the national average for Realtors in March.  More importantly I was the top producer in the office for the month of March.  Now I have to go and do it 12 more times.  Yep.  I know what I’m doing.

Today is the day.  I used to like Ted Nugent before he lost his mind.  But he did.  And today is the day he said he would be dead or in jail if Obama was re-elected.  Bring it Mr. Poopypants.

Every now and then I turn on Faux News.  Yesterday was a good day to do it.  In case you didn’t know, the Boston Marathon bombing was done by Islamic jihadists.  Case solved let’s move along, nothing to see.  Thankfully we have Alex Jones to tell us who really did it.  The Government.  If the Government was really doing what Alex Jones says they are doing, he would be vaporized by now.  That’s how stupid he is and that’s how stupid his followers are.  They are Jonestown Kool-aid stupid.

I do not understand why the web version of Fox News isn’t quite as wacky as the television version, although it’s wacky for sure.  I’m going to link to the Huff Post on this one, same story, it’s an AP story.  Don’t want Faux News to get the clicks.  The Unabomber.  Not a Islamic jihadist.  An anti-industrialist.  Eric Robert Rudolph.  Not a jihadist, anti-gay and anti-abortionist.  Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.  Not Islamic jihadists, just pissed off about the Branch Davidians.  One dumb ass trying to light his shoes on fire and we are all taking our shoes off for TSA.  There’s your Islamic fundamentalist.  A Pakistani tried to blow up Times Square but we’re still dancing with that country.  The bulk of these are put together by homegrowns.  Domestic terrorists.  White supremacists.  Whack jobs.  Dare I??? SAY IT!  Right wing extremists.  That’s not to say that the Weather Underground didn’t blow up their share of shit.  Over 40 years ago.  Question everything.

Right now the lack of “chatter” leads me to believe that this is a lone gunman type who probably figured out how to build a pressure cooker bomb on the internet or in theatre.  Because we’re taking such good care of our vets with PTSD I’m sure not one of them lost their bearings and did something like this.  Now is when we should talk about Timothy McVeigh’s military service…right?  It could be some fringe Islamic jihadist, but I don’t think the big boys know about him or they would be singing praises to their war god.  And they aren’t.  That to me is pretty telling.

Whatever it turns out to be, the sad thing is that this is what our world has become.  We have to report abandoned packages or get blown up.  We have to always be looking over our shoulder and we have to know what to do in the event of a catastrophe.  It’s the world we have created and the world we live in.