Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For My Grand Daughter Emily

Inspired by "Maliha Jahan"

Think About It

My computer is a Google Chromebook.  My tablet is a Google Nexus 7.  My smartphone is a Google Nexus 4.  My web browser is Google Chrome.  I bought my Google tablet and smartphone at the online Google Play Store along with about 200 apps.  I store all my documents, photos and videos in the cloud on Google Drive.  I listen to all my favorite music on Google Play.  I have an account with YouTube (a subsidiary of Google) and my email account is Google Gmail.  Because I have a Gmail account I use Google Plus for social networking which allows me to do Google “Hangouts” rather than Skype.  And I recently bought Google Chromecast which turned my “dumb” TV into a “smart” TV.

Hmmm.  I wonder what would happen if I legally changed my name to… 

The Google Juggernaut

Inspired by "Alireza Yavari"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am”

― John Newton

Monday, July 29, 2013

Who'da Thunk It

What is the cheapest, most nutritious, and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history...


Inspired by "Maggie's Farm"

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Frustratingly Fruitless

Inspired by "Dawn Hart Jackson"

Road Builder

Freedom Is Our Curse

Ingredients for fixing the illegal immigration problem...warm arms...a long time...

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Convenient Packaging

The ultimate solution to fixing all your problems in one convenient package...

Inspired by "Brian Bradley"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


My prediction...If you own a smartphone and a TV, you will buy one of these before the end of the year.

My advice...Switch to Sprint with unlimited data.

Inspired by "Jeff Jarvis"

Sunday, July 21, 2013

For My Daughter In Tennessee

My grand daughter (Brooke Morgan Photography) snapped this picture of approaching storm clouds the other evening and then posted it on Facebook.  Her aunt in Tennessee saw it and commented, "It looks like a painting that would go along with a hymn!"

So, how about this...


Doing a little relaxing and getting away for a few days with my wife.  Where did we go?  Back to the 19th century.  I took this picture yesterday evening of the parking lot down the street from our hotel...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Credit Where Credit Is Due

I might be an old white man who carries a Tea Party membership card.  But when someone, regardless of his political party affiliation, tackles an impossible situation and handles it surprisingly well, he deserves a pat on the back.  President Obama deserves credit for his comments addressing the verdict of the George Zimmerman case.  I do not agree completely with all his comments at today's meeting with the White House press corp, but I agree completely when he throws race baiting politicians under the bus.  Listen up "Al" and "Jesse"...

I Like

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I had a nightmare about this when I was a kid...

Inspired by "Twisted Sifter"

Cows Are Racists

                          This is racist                                                                                                  This isn't                  


Monday, July 15, 2013

More Than Just Black And White

If you're anything like me, you've probably heard and read a lot about the "Zimmerman Trial".  And if you're anything like me, you'll probably hear a bunch more and read a bunch more about it before this sad story gets lost in the back roads of our memories.  In the meantime, I'd like to ask a favor.  Before you read or hear any more about racist this and racist that, I'd like to share with you an article I ran across on Google+.

And I'd like to extend a special invitation to Al and Jessie.  "Hey guys, stop thinking about political profits for a minute and read this...

Posted to Google Plus by Brian Bradley...

I want to say something to the people who are taking to the streets or, more commonly, to the Internet, to express their outrage that an impartial female jury found a Hispanic man not guilty of committing a crime the State couldn’t prove. I need to tell you about something. I really hope you read this and think about it. You say that you’re angry and heartbroken about this case. You tell me you aren’t what you appear to be — vengeful and vindictive — that you are, instead, sincerely distressed and grief stricken because a black child is dead. You tell me that you feel as though nobody cares about Trayvon Martin’s demise because he was a black kid. You tell me you just want justice for the innocent and reparation for the helpless soul that has been slaughtered. The NAACP has asked Obama to impose double jeopardy on Zimmerman because he infringed on Martin’s “right to life.” That’s an exact quote. Right to life.

Ok. Well, I don’t agree with your assessment of this case, and I think you’re still repeating long debunked bits of propaganda. I think if you actually looked at the evidence presented you might come to a different conclusion. But I don’t want to have that argument here. In fact, I’m going to take you at your word. You’re saddened by the death of a black child. That’s all. And I believe you. And it’s because I believe you that I think you will be very interested in what I have to tell you:

Thousands of black children die every day. They die in our cities, growing up in fatherless homes, surrounded by a culture that promotes gangsterism as a substitute for true manliness. Only instead of dying at the hands of a Hispanic neighborhood watchmen, they die in the gutter, gunned down in cold blood by other black kids. They die and nobody demands justice, nobody takes to the street, nobody protests, nobody even blinks. Certainly nobody asks that we have a discussion about why these boys are dying and what steps should be taken within their community to end the bloodshed. They die. They die by the thousands. They die and the millionaires in the rap industry, who actively encourage the poisonous and deadly lifestyle that leads to their deaths, and profit off of it, have the audacity to act saddened when one solitary black teenager passes away somewhere down in Florida. Thousands of black kids die for nothing — NOTHING — and the NAACP falls silent, Al Sharpton is nowhere to be found, no hash tags on Twitter or discussions on cable news. They just die and that’s the end of it. Did you know about this? Did you realize this was happening? I assume you didn’t.

But this isn’t the whole story. Being a black child in this country is a dangerous proposition. That has nothing to do with neighborhood watchmen. Did you know that 16 million black babies have been slaughtered in this country in the past four decades? 16 million. 16 million. Did you realize this was happening? I assume you didn’t. If you did, I expect you’d be shouting about it from the roof tops — given your great and righteous concern for the fate of black children. Yes, abortion has claimed 16 million black lives in the last 40 years. 16 million black babies have ended up in dumpsters and hazardous waste containers. Black people are only 13 percent of the population but they account for almost 40 percent of all abortions. Abortion doctors kill more black people in a week than the KKK has in the past century. If not for abortion, the black population would be 36 percent larger than it is currently. I’m called racist because I agree with the Zimmerman verdict, yet I’m the one who wishes with every fiber of my being that abortion wasn’t legal and, therefore, millions more black people could populate our nation. The NAACP has suddenly discovered the “right to life,” which I guess means they’ll soon be picketing Planned Parenthood clinics. Thank God. Praise Jesus. Finally the organizations that pretend to care about black civil rights have finally decided to defend the most important civil right of all.

Hundreds of white abortion doctors have become millionaires by killing black babies. Did you know that? I assume you didn’t. If you did, you’d be marching on Washington to end the slaughter of black lives by white abortionists. But not all abortionists are white, of course. Did you hear about Kermit Gosnell? I assume you didn’t. If you did, you’d know that he took advantage of minority women, murdered their babies, mutilated their reproductive organs, spread disease, and even caused some of their deaths. You’d know that this man actually segregated his waiting room and gave better, cleaner and safer service to wealthy whites. He did this for 30 years and nobody stopped him. If you knew about this, given your passionate concern for racism and racial profiling, you would have screamed bloody murder when you found out that Gosnell operated this way for three decades without being shut down.

So I’m glad to hear that you are overcome with compassion and empathy for the lost lives of innocent black children. Welcome to the cause, Some have been fighting against these atrocities for many years. In solidarity, let us go to the places where black lives are lost en masse every day — the inner cities and the abortion mills — and let’s fight for them.

Sent from the pad of my eye.... 

Inspired by "Leslie P"

Sunday, July 14, 2013


"The circus in Sanford, Florida has come to an end. The people who made this movie, who wrote its script, shot it and wrapped it, have gotten their way, despite the outcome. That's not just the depressing reality of Obama's America. It's the depressing reality of a country slowly being smothered by a liberal elite while old white and black men sit back, smoke their cigars, and watch the movie. And now, because this movie has grossed so much political profit, everyone's already screaming for a sequel."

                                                                                            Sultan Knish (kinda)...

Good Grief

Inspired by "Mark Means"

The Beginning

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Just Feel It

Just A Thought Or Two

This will probably be my one and only posting concerning the Zimmerman "trial".  Sultan Knish had a good thought concerning the deliberations in Sanford, Florida.  Please allow me a somewhat altered quote from Mr. Greenfield.

The circus in Sanford, Florida will shortly come to an end and whatever happens to Zimmerman, the people who made this movie, who wrote its script, shot it and wrapped it, will have gotten their way.  That's not just the depressing reality of Obama's America.  It's the depressing reality of a country slowly being smothered by a liberal elite while fat old white men just sit back and watch the movie.    

One more thought.  Why does this...

remind me of this...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

For My Daughter In Tennessee

Inspired by "Ken Watson"

Nuff Said

From New York City to San Francisco numb-skull politicians are saying that all those poor fat folks need a little help with their weight problem.  So, they're gonna tax those poor folk's soft drinks and make 'em poorer.  And I guarantee they won't get no thinner.

And the reason for this particular rant?  Well, I'm walkin' down the street in middle America this morning and I look up and see this....

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Grizzly Outcome

Inspired by "Maggie's Farm"

Virtual House Call

Someone needs to develop an app that will allow me to sit in front of my computer, tablet or smartphone and have it monitor and record my current body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiratory rate.  It also needs to have the capability, through an accessory or attachment, to take and analyze a blood sample.   Someone also needs to create a healthcare-specific social network that incorporates the ideas behind these websites... ... ... .

And whoever that someone turns out to be will become the next Bill Gates.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Looking Forward To 7-4-14

Say A Prayer For America

I checked this out and it's legit...

So Much For That


The White House issued a statement from President Obama on Egypt..."I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arrests of President Morsy and his supporters (i.e. Muslim Brotherhood)."


The Egyptian prosecutor's office ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader, Mohamed Badie, and his deputy Khairat el-Shater.  Shater, a wealthy businessman, is the Brotherhood's top political strategist.  Shater and Badie were ordered arrested on accusations of inciting violence in which at least eight people were killed outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters earlier this week.

A Large And Spirit Filled Commode

A friend of mine is a rather old-fashioned lady and always quite delicate and elegant, especially in her language.  She and her husband were planning a camping trip to The Thousand Islands in Upstate New York on the St Lawrence River so she e-mailed Cedar Point State Park and asked for a reservation.  She also wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped, but didn't know quite how to asked about the toilet facilities.  She just couldn't bring herself to type the word "toilet" in an e-mail that was being sent to a perfect stranger.

After much soul searching she finally decided the old-fashioned phrase "bathroom commode" would be appropriate for her e-mail request.  But when she typed those two words and saw them on the screen, she still thought she was being too forward.  So she deleted bathroom commode and typed, "Does your campground have its own BC?".  My friend was quite comfortable with that.  She clicked "send" and waited for a reply.

Well, the park attendant who received the e-mail was not old-fashioned at all and when he read the e-mail it really stumped him.  He couldn't figure out what the lady meant when she asked if the campground had a "BC".  He asked several staffers at the campsite and they didn't have a clue.  He even asked several campers and they didn't know either.  After several days of racking his brain, the park ranger decided thee only thing the lady was referring to was the Baptist Church down the road.

So he sent my friend the following reply...

Dear Madam,

I regret much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure of informing you that a BC is located a ways down the road from the campground and is capable of seating about 500 people at a time.  I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you'll be pleased to know that there are group sessions for men, women and children.  Some of these group meetings are all day affairs so people bring lunches with them.

The last time my wife and I went we had to stand up the whole time we were there.  It may interest you to know that right now there is a supper planned to raise money to buy more seats.  The meal will be served in the BC community hall.  

I would like to say that it pains me much not to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part.  As we grow older it seem to be more of an effort, particularly when it is cold outside.  If you decide to make reservations at our campground, perhaps I could go with you the first time to the BC, sit with you, and introduce you to all the other folk.

Remember, Clayton is a friendly community.

Ranger "Rick"        

Have A Great Day