Monday, June 28, 2010

Dad Life...


Monday's Pun(s) !!!

The mass of a ship is measured in keelograms.

I am kicking myself I did not take up karate earlier.

The IRS left a message on my cell phone that I owed them more money. It was a taxed message.
A Convenient Catastrophe 

This article comes close, but no one in the US will come out and say it....the oil spill helps president Zero's agenda.  Why in a logical world would all assistance from those more knowledgeable be shunned?  Do you know who offered to lease the shut down oil rigs following the latest shut down from Zero?  Petrobras.  That's Brazil's petroleum know, the one we loaned $2 Billion to drill off of their coast?  The one partially owned by ...George Soros?

Let the oil hit the beaches...shut down oil production in the United States.  All the equipment gets set up elsewhere. Oil production is gone for my lifetime.  Remember what Three Mile Island did to nuclear energy? 

What nuclear energy??

Former Klansman Leader Dies
...Democrats Mourn.

Robert Carlyle Byrd has assumed room temperature. In his storied carreer he ladeled pork projects into bills and proudly served in the Ku Klux Klan. 

Byrd was perhaps best known for the way he funneled dozens of projects and millions of federal dollars to his home state, West Virginia. He earned the sobriquet "the Prince of Pork" from some taxpayer groups -- they meant it as an insult, but Byrd wore it as a badge of honor.

Byrd's political career was also dogged by his early membership in the Ku Klux Klan, which he said he joined mostly because of its anti-communist position and the political connections he could make there. But in a 1945 letter to a segregationist U.S. senator, Byrd wrote that he would never fight in the armed forces alongside blacks, and said he never wanted to "see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels."
In 1964, Byrd filibustered against the landmark Civil Rights Act for more than 14 hours and voted against it. Forty years later, he said that was the one vote of his congressional career that he regretted most.

As late as 2001, Byrd used the phrase "white niggers" in a nationally televised interview. He later apologized and said, "The phrase dates back to my boyhood and has no place in today's society."
Byrd endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008, but waited until after West Virginia's Democratic primary, which Obama lost badly.

Still Democrats mourn his loss. I am not a Democrat.........nuff said

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Aloha Friday...... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ...

Whaler's in da water....a little Friday night CR-914 racing, sand dabs on the deck,  maybe send some lead downrange. Y'all have a great weekend!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2010


A wild eyed southern boy blogging from Georgia.  I first wrote about Rob Smith back here. 

It was a year ago today that I learned of the passing of Rob Smith aka “Acidman”. I began reading his blog “Gut Rumbles” three years prior. Rob was a great writer that was able to skewer his points home with a flare that was all his own. Some say he was gruff and crude. To me he was a diamond, in the rough. A “Tall Dog” indeed. I posted a few comments on his blog and we exchanged an e-mail or two........

A Blogfaddah of sorts.  So four years and 1900 plus posts I am. Yeah, I still have his letters.  I wonder how his son Quentin is doing.  His daughter keeps the site active. Stop by and let yourself be offended....and look for the diamonds.

Now if you will excuse me I'm gonna listen to a little John Prine...."Souvenirs"

Memories, they can't be bought and
They can't be won in carnivals for free
It took me years, to get these souvenirs
And I don't know how they slipped away from me...

"Souvenirs," by John Prine & Steve Goodman

Miss ya Rob....  R.I.P.

"Crazed Sex Poodle?"

The Goreacle has sex?

Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.  Please tell me there is no sex tape.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Way I See It...

Rumbear, Rumbear,'s come you have not opined on president Zero firing General MsChrystal?

The way I see it the General fired Zero.  The General lept from the fail train.  Got it?  Okay, move along.  (or I'll send Vice President Bite Me after you!)

Flies Are Attracted to Bullshit

I'm just saying......

(Post it like you stole it....I did)

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Okay's Wednesday.  I blame Arlo in accounting. Why?  His names Arlo and I am the boss.

What do you get if you cross a bullet and a tree with no leaves? A cartridge in a bare tree.

A homeless person joining in a riot can basically be heard as a vague rant.

Old owls never die, they just don't give a hoot.

Oldie but Goodie Category:  Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says "dam"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm Shocked!  Shocked I Say.....

Not really.  Good article by Ken Timmerman on who is the PR firm behind the left wing assault on Israel.  San Francisco based Fenton Communications. Oh, did I mention their other big You know that craptastic left wing group funded by George Soros.  I am confident the Zero administration will get right on an investigation.

An American communications firm best known for shaping the liberal into a national movement has tackled a new project: orchestrating an international anti-Israel campaign aimed at breaking the blockade of the Gaza strip.

Fenton Communications, which has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco, signed two contracts last year with Qatar to develop “a communications action plan for an 18-month campaign” aimed at delegitimizing Israel and generating international support for the Hamas-run Gaza strip, documents filed with the Department of Justice show.

The campaign, known as the “Al Fakhoora Project,” has a very visible Web presence that boasts of rallying 10,000 activists “against the blockade on Gaza.”

Seems to be working.  The terrorist are back in Turkey celebrated as heroes and the Israeli's are on the defensive.  The lack of testicular fortitude in the current administration playing a key roll.

Reading on into the piece by Mr. Timmerman I found this detail about the "attack" by the Israeli's on the Mavi Marmara that somehow has missed the Main Stream Media......

Video footage taken by shipboard cameras and released by the Israel Defense Forces shows activists suiting up in bulletproof vests and assaulting Israeli commandos with metal bars and clubs as they tried to board the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish “aid” ship Burney describes in his YouTube interview.

Other footage, taken from Israeli helicopters, shows the “activists” assaulting an Israeli commando as he is rappelling down to the ship and tossing him off the deck of the ship.

The primary weapon the Israeli commandos used during the boarding operation was a Tippman 98 Custom — a paintball gun.

Testimony one of the commandos released later described how the “activists” shot this commanding officer in the leg and stabbed him in the stomach before tossing him off the deck. Other “activists” on the lower deck then dragged the officer inside, taking a knife to expand the wound in his stomach.

“They cut his ab muscles horizontally and by hand spilled his guts out,” the soldier said.

“When they finished, they raised him up and walked him on the deck outside. He was conscious the whole time. If you are asking yourself why they did all that here comes the reason. They wanted to show the soldiers their commanders’ body so they will be demoralized and scared,” the soldier said.

“Luckily, when they walked him on the deck, a soldier saw him and managed to shoot the activist that was walking him down the outside corridor. He shot him with a special non lethal bullet that didn’t kill him. My commander managed to jump from the deck to the water and swim to an army rescue boat (his guts still out of his body and now in salty sea water). That was how he was saved. The activists that did this to him are alive and now in Turkey and treated as heroes.”

These peace loving activists eviscerated the Israeli and were bringing him out to terrorize his compatriots.  That's what terroists do.

Al Fakhoora Project, Director Farooq Burney had this to say.....

“Unfortunately,” Burney went on, “we were attacked by the Israeli navy. People were killed. People were injured. It was very saddening to see that, to have somebody die in front of you . . . We talk about humanitarian work, we talk about activism. I don’t know how much more peaceful this could have been.”

Peaceful indeed.  Paintball gun versus knife wielding terrorist. We here at the Chronicles continue in our support of Israel.  Now, I am just guessing here, but I bet this is the last time that Israel brings a paintball gun on a boarding party.  At least I hope so.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Which South Park kid are you most like?Kyle
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Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Aloha Friday...... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ...

PCPB Election is over.  A little Friday night CR-914 racing, sand dabs on the deck,  the two Eagle Scouts are off on a backpacking excursion. Y'all have a great weekend!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thank You!

The Gratitude Campaign. 
Home safe soldier.  Home safe.
Teed Off!
Ole Barry gets his "Grrrrrrr" face on.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

...the Thrill is Gone.

After watching the video reviewing the speech by president Zero I get the sense the "tingle" in Chris Matthews leg is long gone.  Larry, Moe and Curly of the left attacking their own guy, Shemp. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I have been ruminating on this point for several days.  Waiting for one of the Wizards of Smart to elaborate.  (Rush is back today)

president Zero has done little to nothing on the oil spill.  This from a guy who creates straw argument of crisis' so as to slam through his pograms.  Banking, Healthscare, Auto industry all used to foist more regulation on the working man while fleecing him of $$$.  So now we have an oil spill.  What/Who is one of Zero's main supporters?  The Green Party Enviros. How do they gain from this?

Okay let me ask it this way.....Now if he had solved the problem by accepting outside help and limiting the impact of this "spill" whose purpose would that have served? Certainly not the Green Party Enviros.  Why not suspend the Jones Act, use those Scandahovian skimmers, use the boom material that sits up in Maine, allow the Governor of Louisiana to build his berms, meet with the head of BP?  Hmmmmmmmm????? Why?

Obviously, showing that the effects of a spill could be limited and damage kept to a minimum would only serve to encourage more drilling.  However, dithering about, playing some golf, having a few Bushwhackers on the beach waiting for the oil to hit would provide a basis for enacting further restrictive legislation and promoting Green alternative energy agenda.  Once the damage is obvious, the White House could move.

The problem here is that the oil has yet to hit the beach in any significant way. (remember back early on when the BP Chairman said this was "light" crude and the damage would be limited??) The PR from the spill has just not been enough to ramp up the olde "crisis" school of legislation reform for the Zero administartion.  So they dithered. 

Until now.....

Now 60 days in, the fall elections looming along with Ole Zero getting savaged in the press and he cannot wait for the signs of destruction any longer.  He has to act.  So yesterday, we hear that this is the environmental equivalent of 9-11? (Really?? 9-11?) Immediately after the pronouncement Zero headed off to a round of golf.  Remember how Bush 43 was vilified for finishing the reading of a children's book before leaving the stage after 9-11?  Zero plays golf....

It's a ruse folks.....scripted all along as an opportunity to enact Cap & Trade along with other environ restrictions.  We have already banned further drilling...everywhere.  Expect to hear more doom and panic tonight as president Zero mounts his teleprompter and boldly proposes his next power grab to lead us to......   

It is Zero's plan......has been all along.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Favorite Tree 

Awkward Family Photos.....
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

This old shoe is on its last leg.

His hair was light and his head was angular: he was fair and square.

When you get a transfusion in a Taiwanese hospital, you receive Taipei blood.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We Con The World...

Right on cue ...... YouTube banished the video that was supportive of Israeli's.  So here it is on another link.
Your welcome.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meaning no offense to Walter.....

New Deal....Same Old Deal?

Reading an entry over at NROnline regarding the current course being followed by president Zero in his attempt to "lead" the country.  Burton Folsom is a professor at Hilsdale College in Michigan.  That alone tells you that he actually has to work and produce scholarly thoughts on matters he teaches. he opined on Zero's latest foray into academia at the commencement speech at University of Michigan wherein the propsotioton that goverment intervention was a good approach to a nations problems was posited.  Mr. Folsom points out the folly of Zero's logic with several pointed facts.

On the Great Depression, government intervention did not rescue the nation. The U. S. had more than 20 percent unemployment in 1939, toward the end of FDR’s second term. On the contrary, government intervention — through the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, the Farm Board, and the income tax hike to 63 percent on top incomes — triggered the depression, and FDR perpetuated it through failed stimulus packages and higher taxes.

Having established the error of Zero's ways, Professor Folsom wonders if the administration of Ivy League dilettantes really has any grasp of history.

Because President Obama, and many others in his administration, do not understand American history, we seem destined to repeat it. President Obama addressed his historical confusion on a college campus; when a better and more accurate version of the American past reaches those campuses, we can raise up a new generation that appreciates the Founders dedication to limited government and individual liberty.

This discussion lead me to a book by Professor Folsom released in paperback in 2009 and sitting on my shelf.  New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America by Burton W. Folsom.

I would encourage you to read it yourself.   Several comments from one reader provide insight into the book and the FDR legacy.  Insight that many a liberal today continue to confuse and otherwise fail to adequately comprehend.  FDR was not the savior you have heard him to be.

Folsom also emphasizes the crushing tax burdens imposed by the New Deal. Under FDR, the highest income tax rate was 79%, meaning that four out of five earned dollars was confiscated by the government! According to Folsom, FDR also seriously entertained the idea of imposing a 99.5% income tax rate on all who earned over $100,000 in income. Flippantly justifying this, FDR joked that nobody in his administration would ever make that kind of money. Under FDR, the national debt grew more in the 1930s than it grew in the previous 150 years of the existence of the United States. Putting it in other words, Folsom indicates that if $100/minute was deposited into an account the day Columbus discovered North America up until FDR took office, there would not be enough money in this account to fully defray the costs of the New Deal.

The last major point that I will reiterate is the extensive level of corruption of the FDR administration. According to Folsom's research, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) offered large government handouts to whichever lobbyists ingratiated themselves most with the administration. FDR used the WPA to make or break the careers of public officials, depending on whether they supported him. This corruption rose to such an overt and perverse level that officials at the WPA used to cheerfully greet callers with "Democratic headquarters!" The Hatch Act, which forbids government employees from using their office for political activity, was passed in response to these activities. 

Compare these activities with policies you see being enacted today by president Zero and his minions.  Two things will occur, one, you will be convinced that the current administration does not know history and we are, indeed, doomed to repeat it AND two, there is hope that just as the country recovered from the raw deal of FDR, it to shall recover from the trials & tribulations of our current man-child president.

Bless this country.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Slideshow: The Road To Serfdom - Slideshow

Road to Surfdom

A slide type show of the book......first printed in LOOK magazine ... in February 1945.

The Kids Are Alright......

Abby Sunderland is okay....for now.  The 16 year olde spoke with a circling aircraft this morning from her disabled yacht in the Indian ocean. 

Australian authorities on Friday made contact with a 16-year-old American girl who triggered a distress signal while attempting to sail solo around the world.
But it could be a day before a French fishing vessel pulls Abby Sunderland and her boat, Wild Eyes, to shore, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.
"She's in the boat. The boat's seaworthy. It's not taking on water, and she's equipped for the conditions down there, we believe," said Mick Kinley of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Hang on kiddo...helps a coming. Oh and to all you natering naybobs of negativity, nanny state loving, naysayers "tut tutting" about a 16 year old at sea alone....bite me. Yeah, I'm talking to you Bill Carroll.

Update:  Abby's Blog. (click)

Update:  Photos from the aircraft overhead.

It's Aloha Friday...... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ...

Trial is over!!!  A little CR-914 racing, building a deck...continues, da Whaler is a running.  Y'all have a great weekend!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

"Get your island fix on the Internet with KPOA!"
Ole Zero gets his "Grrrrr" Face On..... 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Holy Jumpin!

1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts!
1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts!
1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts! 1900 posts!

Carry On.....
Blackhawks Win Lord Stanley's Cup

Hat tip to the Hawks......their first Summer of Stanley since goalies started wearing masks.

Good things......
Hossa, third times a charm
Scotty Bowman, raising the cup......again. This time with his son.
Pronger, NOT raising the cup. 

In other news........Tampa Bay.....Stevie Y is on a roll.


in High Definition

.....Monday Pun(s)

(Hey...I been in disposed.)

My friend came around for dinner. We ate for 20 minutes, then he fainted again.

I decide which rum to drink on a case by case basis.

The dessert chef was very smart. He had graduated Pie Baker Kappa.



Justice was served......along with some cold cuts and Gatorade

Sunday, June 06, 2010

June 6, 1944 


Take a moment today and reflect on those that gave all so you could enjoy freedom in your lifetime.
And behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there. These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war. Gentlemen, I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem. You are men who in your "lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with your honor."

Friday, June 04, 2010


Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson produced a Model 60-14, 357 Magnum with 5 shot cylinder and a 2&1/8 inch barrel.  Think of it as a workout.....for your wrists.

It's Aloha Friday...... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ...

Building a deck...continues, da Whaler is a running, say hello to my little friend on Sunday & a trial starting on Monday.....lock & load, baby.  Y'all have a great weekend!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

"Get your island fix on the Internet with KPOA!"
Hubba Hubba!

Uncle Rush, (U Dawg U!) is getting married this weekend at his 24,000 sq foot beach bungalow down Palm Beach way.  4th time is a charm for the conservative icon.  33 year old Kathryn Rogers is the lucky woman.

I can't make it to the wedding but I am sending a gift....prolly towels.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Flotilla Choir


Victor David Hanson....Spanks one out of the park in analyzing where we are under the leadership of President, Less Than Zero.

We have sowed and now we shall reap, and so soon we shall endure our first postnational, postracial, Nobel Laureate president treated quite shabbily by those whom he was supposed to mesmerize. In places like Teheran or Damascus, Obama’s racial heritage, his Harvard Review billet, his membership in the Trinity Church, his brotherhood with Wright and Ayers, all that and more mean less than zero. To such thugs, Obama is the face of America, and he is to be tested rather than worshipped. Hugo Chavez is not a Harvard dean;  Putin is not a senior Newsweek editor. Their legs do not tingle when they hear the President, except perhaps in giddy anticipation of what they might wrestle from him. They are not impressed with identity politics; they care little for degrees or titles; they have no elite white guilt. Again, Obama is just an American President who must be analyzed, tested, and if need be dared and humiliated.

Read the whole thing.  It will be time well spent.


Problem solved.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Peace Flotilla...?

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill

The truth is finally finding the light of day.  The MSM is ignoring it.

To be clear, the story of the Mavi Marmara is not the story of the entire flotilla. From international reports, one would think the flotilla was comprised of that single ship. But there were six.
The five other ships in the “Freedom Flotilla” were boarded and escorted to Ashdod, the passengers were disembarked, and the humanitarian aid was transferred over the border into Gaza. This was apparently not newsworthy.

As we know, the Mavi Marmara was another story altogether. Revealed in cabinet briefings and reported in Israel Today on Wednesday: the large boat contained between 50-100 passengers who had apparently been recruited and put on the boat by the IHH organization — which financed and organized the flotilla — with orders to violently attack the IDF soldiers expected to board.
“They came ready for battle. They came to kill and planned violence against the soldiers ahead of time” a military official told the cabinet.
These men were organized and well-trained, with a clear chain of command — there were leaders, deputies, and footsoldiers, divided up into specific groups, located in pre-designated locations on the top deck of the boat waiting for the soldiers to board.

They were fully equipped for battle. A search of the ship found weaponry — knives, axes, metal poles — as well as protective gear, bulletproof vests, masks, and night vision goggles. When they were apprehended, none of them carried any form of identification, and most of them had thousands of dollars in their pockets.

Go read the whole article.  I am surprised only ten of the peaceniks were killed.   

The Goreacle Flies Solo

AlGore and Tipper are splitting up.  Far be it from us here at the Chronicles to make light of the break down of a 40 year marriage......
.....there's some good lines out there!

"An Inconvenient Marriage"
Who gets the internet?
So much for the "Love Story"  residuals.
"Love Story, Part Deux"
Global Cooling?
It's Bush's fault!
As the earth got warmer their marriage got colder.
Gaia is his true love.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Just Creepy...

Just another olde guy living next door.....

In my perfect world the Israeli's would sink the next ship, head in to Gaza by land, bulldoze the place and bomb Iranian nuclear site....preferably by Friday.  I mean, if the UN is getting together, give those blue helmet pantywaists something to debate.

But, what do I know......
I Wonder....

....if he will bow?

President Obama intends to meet with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday, a White House official told, after criticism mounted over the president's refusal to meet her while she is in Washington this week.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

For a while, Houdini used a lot of trap doors in his act, but he was just going through a stage.

In the winter my dog wears his coat, but in the summer he wears his coat and pants.

She was only a whiskey maker but he loved her still.

So we have gone from "Just plug the damn hole", passed through I'm not Al Haig, but I AM in charge here, to ... send in the lawyers.  Abject failure on every front and all president Zero, Our Hero, has for a plan now is, send in the lawyers.  

Nope.  Not done yet.  Just when you think it cannot get any weirder...the Zero Administration has called in ....James Cameron.  Yup, the filmmaker.  Why?  I do not know. 

You what we are seeing?  Less than Zero.

** I stole the foto from Denny

A sinkhole in Guatemala?   It swallowed a three story building?! WTH!??


Overheard ...

Spotted this over at Instapundit.

RICK MORAN: 24 Hours After The Gaza Incident, Where’s The President?

UPDATE: A reader emails: “Seventh hole.”

I chuckled.