Archive for February, 2008

Where are we sticking our nose now??

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Once again we are in the middle of things that are none of our business,

I find it mind boggling that we are back in the middle of a civil war in  Serbia, all revolving around our very curious (stupid)  desire to kiss Muslim A.. at every opportunity.

The religion of peace and love , our staunch allies in the war on terror,are  hijacking Kosovo, forming the first Muslim country in Europe. The fact that it is part of Serbia doesn’t seem to matter,

I feel that an ethnic enclave can decide to declare independence is a very dangerous precedent. The World is fragmented enough. This opens the door to breakaway minorities all over the world, starting their own little ghetto.

Who will be President

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I had an argument with my oldest son last night.

He made the statement that Obama was a lock for the Democratic nomination for President.

I told him that the only way that Hillary would loose the nomination is if Obama did not have the nomination completely wrapped up before the Democratic Convention.

I truly believe that the Clintons have set actions in motion, that will give Hillary the nod if she is within 100-200 delegates of Obama.

The key is the nebulous ,behind the scenes, so called Super Delegates. Most of them are party insiders of one sort or another, and I would imagine that a majority of them owe favors, allegiance, or have some skeletons in their closets, that can be coerced into voting for the Clintons.

This undemocratic method of selecting the Presidential nominee, smacks of eliteism, and is contrary to the tenents of the “party of the people”, that the Democrats so love to espouse.

My son thinks that taking the nomination away from Obama when he is leading , will split and destroy the Democratic party.

I think it is already decided, and the only thing that will prevent this slimy finagle, is a outright Obama victory, going into the convention.

Just one man’s opinion, but what do I know….

I quit smoking and lost weight

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I was a 2-3 pack a day smoker. I developed a program where I was able to quit smoking ,cold turkey. As a consequence I put on almost 25 pounds, which is a lot for a guy who weighed 171. One day I woke up, looked in the mirror, and shook my head in disgust. “You’re turning into the fat, ugly, American. This has to stop”   

 I sat down and began to think. The self programming which had enabled me to quit cigarettes , could be adjusted to begin a weight loss program, but of necessity it would require additional  actions. Weight loss, is intertwined with nutrition, exercise, and mental determination and reprogramming, but to be effective all elements must be easy to achieve, and non intrusive. This is  to insure that the program will  be followed  successfully,  even by those that look to make excuses for not succeeding.

After beginning the program on all levels, I found several major benefits. Physically , my body was getting into better shape,my stamina increased, my complexion cleared and became pink and robust, my mind seemed to be clearer and sharper, and inexplicable I began to feel younger. Oh, and I did loose the 25 pounds, and have kept them off for almost 2 years now .

I quit smoking and lost weight

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I was a 2-3 pack a day smoker. I developed a program where I was able to quit smoking ,cold turkey.

As a consequence I put on almost 25 pounds, which is a lot for a guy who weighed 171.

One day I woke up, looked in the mirror, and shook my head in disgust. “You’re turning into the fat, ugly, American. This has to stop”

I sat down and began to think. The self programming which had enabled me to quit cigarettes , could be adjusted to begin a weight loss program, but of necessity it would require additional  actions.

Weight loss, is intertwined with nutrition, exercise, and mental determination and reprogramming, but to be effective all elements must be easy to achieve, and non intrusive. This is  to insure that the program will  be followed  successfully.

After beginning the program on all levels, I found several major benefits.

Physically , my body was getting into better shape,my stamina increased, my complexion cleared and became pink and robust, my mind seemed to be clearer and sharper, and inexplicable I began to feel younger. Oh, and I did loose the 25 pounds, and have kept them off for almost 2 years now .

Just an observation,are we becoming

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This is just an observation, and maybe I’m somewhat “Old Fashioned” , but when I was young, Doctors, Dentists, lawyers, and other “Professionals” , would never think about advertising.

I find it offensive to be constantly bombarded by T V , Radio, and media adveretising for this Doctor, that Dental group, another Hospital,. Not to mention an endless array of lawyers, chasing every concievable suit,suit,suit.  Enough already.

We used to be a Nation of Laws, now we are a Nation strangled by Lawyers

What has happened to the noble Doctor, the defender of our health and wellbeing?The true heroes fighting the battle of life and death.

Medicine has become  a job,orchestrated by insurance companies, the nobility and honor lost in the tight noose of Triage.

The PDW ‘s ,help to loose

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The PDW will help you loose what you truly want to loose, and gain what you truly want to gain. What a great win,win activity.

Bring on the PDW ‘s 

Attention America..Here Come The PDW’s

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The PDW ‘s are coming!!!!The PDW ‘s are coming. Be careful America, The P D W’s are gonna take something away. Be careful, you might loose something, and not even realize  your loss.

This stuff you might want to loose

Let me kn ow…

Beware the DPW ‘s

Beautiful Ocean,

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Mother Ocean, the nurturing medium,where life  began.

Living near the Atlantic Ocean is a very beautiful thing. 

She is always the same, yet different every day.

This afternoon I took a long walk with Matilda,(My Dingo Puppy.) We were both drawn towards the Ocean. She was wild and agressive today, Her waves were bold and strong, and She roared with the passion of youth,

Mother Ocean, in February, is like a wild young girl, just beginning to blossom into the adolesence of Spring, and the promised  renewal of life which follows.

A pretty day, a ,,,A thought to share

Just an Observation, Dog Owners Live longer

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Over the years there have been a number of studies that linked owning  a dog or cat with a slightly longer and happier life due to the unrequited love and companionship that those pets provide.

I wish to take a different view. It is obvious that at least in the case of dog owners, they have an advantage over the rest of the population…

In a word, “forced exercise.” Your average dog gets walked a minimum of twice a day, hence the dog owner is forced to walk and the exercise is painless, you are  forced to exercise, hence the health benefit.

What the heck is going on

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I just don’t get it. What is happening to our society?

Another Shooting!!! More death on campus. More kids killed by wanton shootings.  WHY!? WHY?

When I was growing up, and for the entire history of Western Civilazation, this did not happen. Oh  occasionally we would have a crazy do something stupid, but this is becoming a very frightening trend, which defies logic, and logic is what I live by.

Seven more kids died yesterday, and more are in the hospital.

What has gone wrong in our society, that is breeding these wanton acts of savagery?

Is our sociert just crumbling because of too much permissive behavior?

Has old Dr Spock with his overly permissive hands off approach to child rearing, finally destroyed our parental controls and moral teachings?

I don’t believe in hitting, bullying, or physically abusing anyone weaker than myself( If you want to be a big shot bully, pick on someone your own size), But, my 3 sons grew up knowing to respect their Father, and each of then got 1 small( Hurt me more than them) spank at a critical moment in their development. 

I’m sure they don’t remember, but they responded with the intelligence borne from the knowledge that someone who loved them had provided some structure and discipline.

They are fine young men, and I am so very proud of them.

Perhaps some of  society’s problem are caused by over medication. ADD,ADA,BBC,QXT,  we’ve come up with a whole alpabet of problems which we can cure by drugs. Prozac, Gozac,Dozac,…What ever, we are medicating our youngsters to the point of driving them crazy,and turning them into depressed, and homicidal..strangers….Who are they, and who are we becoming?

It is time to fight back. Take back our moral high ground, stop all the anti depressants and other perscription,”quick fix” drugs, which obviously make matters worse…much worse. 

Medicine when you need it, not for lazy answers to difficult parenting problems. If you don’t know how to deal with pain in the A.. kids(and they all are at some point) THEN DON’T HAVE KIDS..