Thursday, March 13, 2014


The idea was to throw together another hodgepodge, mishmash, potpourri post of news items and miscellaneous what-ever-ya-got. But rather than title it ‘Hodgepodge, Mishmash, Potpourri Of Miscellaneous Items And What-ever-ya-got’, I decided to resurrect my old series ‘Sex, Tattoos & Violence R Us’. Yeah, peoples, it... “goes up to eleven”. Ha!

There is A LOT of STUFFS in this installment of S.T.&V. R US. Me, I already know it all... but it may take you several visits to really absorb it in its entirety.

First, I want to announce this very important, late-breaking news...

It’s been brought to our attention that Michael Jackson is still dead. There doesn’t appear to be any truth to the rumor that he was recently seen hanging out with Elvis at a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. But we have sent one of our crackerjack journalists to a Memphis Krispy Kreme establishment in order to dig deeper and see if we can’t come up with a scoop on this news item. Stay tuned for further developments.
Since the last installment of S.T.&V. R US, my inflatable girlfriend, Ariel O. O’Airedale, and I had another falling out. I’m happy to report, however, that we have patched things up. Er... well, that is to say that I patched HER up, and we are “together” again. ...Incidentally, she insisted that I remind you that she is the brains of this outfit.

I recently discovered a new (to me) website called LIBERAL LOGIC 101. Here’s a link to it:

Although the contributors sometimes fall for the phony Republican-Democrat, Conservative-Liberal, Right-Left paradigm (i.e., some of them have been brainwashed into believing in a two-party political system), I’ve appreciated some of the articles and images I’ve found posted there. Below are some images I’ve copied and pasted for your viewing pleasure:

I can’t recall where I found the photo below, but it made me laugh hard enough to copy it for later use. And... it’s “later” than you think.
For awhile, I was anonymously following a blog that had a lot of unknown (to the mASSES) truth posted on it. After awhile though, I got sick and tired of the guy’s constant Jew-hating and I deleted it from my Dashboard. But, before I stopped ‘Following’, I found the video below posted at that website. This was a breath of fresh air:
Who is Destroying America?

Back in early December of last year, I had the following Email exchange with a friend of mine:

Xie [my Brother’s adopted Chinese son] had his first Middle School wrestling match tonight. He lost by only one point, but COULD have won with a little more instruction. I was really proud of him – didn’t know he had it in him. Xie was the aggressor throughout the match. He said he was nervous until he saw the fear in his opponent’s eyes. His only error, which literally cost him the victory, was that he is not skilled enough in keeping his opponent down when he HAS him down. Nappy and I gave him a few pointers after we got home. (Nappy and I were both varsity wrestlers on our high school team.)

Thankfully, at his weight (about 165-170), Xie didn’t have to wrestle a girl, and probably never will.

Yes, they have girls and boys wrestling against each other. Watch for a comment upcoming (likely) on my blog before too long.

I saw only one Girl Vs. Girl match, but there were six Girl Vs. Boy matches. It didn’t do much for the girls’ self-esteem (i.e., I didn’t hear much female “roaring”). Three of the girls got pinned (i.e., game over!) in 15 to 30 seconds. One girl got pinned at the beginning of the second period (i.e., about 70 seconds) and the last girl, who wrestled twice, managed to avoid getting pinned both times but was utterly DESTROYED on points (like 16 to 4). The boys were knocking her down literally at will, but one of the boys kept allowing her stand up again (Wha’?!) And the other boy was a lousy wrestler, and although he too threw her down on the mat countless times, he couldn’t manage to get her to stay on her back (he will probably be a virgin forever). Ha!-Ha! I just made myself laugh out loud!

Four of the girls seemed to sustain minor injuries, and the one girl who beat another girl looked to be crying from pain as the referee raised her arm in victory.

“I am WOMAN! Hear me... cry?”

Incidentally, Xie lost his match 6 points to 5, which is a fairly typical point total for a wrestling match. That should put in better perspective the Boy Vs. Girl match I mentioned above that ended 16 to 4.

What a GREAT country we’re living in, eh?

>>... I can’t help but think ‘WHAT’S WRONG WITH THEIR PARENTS'?’ Yes, I primarily blame the parents. Girls at that age don’t know ‘jack’. They just want to be cool and frankly they want to do anything thing that they think will impress the boys. For the most part they just don’t know any better. BUT, their parents should. The same jerks that are sitting their cheering their daughters on at a wrestling match, will be having a fit a few years later when they find them wresting some guy on the family room sofa. Of course, those girls on the wrestling team probably won’t have that opportunity anyway.

I agree with you 100%.

>>... It’s a sad world that we live in. Tell me, do they have girls on the football teams in the high schools today? Wait, maybe I don’t want to know.

I don’t think so. I heard of a female kicker one time, but if it happens it’s extremely rare and probably only in very rural areas where the population does not have enough boys to field a team otherwise. I’ve only heard of that one field-goal kicker though.

I guess they think they can get away with it in wrestling because opponents are matched against each other by weight, whereas on a football team, a 5’1” girl might be getting run over by a guy 6’2” and weighing 200 pounds.

But as you can see from all the outcomes I mentioned above, even when girls are matched against boys their own weight on an opposing wrestling team, the results aren’t pretty (and DISGUSTING to watch). Have I ever mentioned that I hate the U.S.A.? If not... consider it mentioned.

Hokey-Smoke! These public American schools have certainly strayed far from what God tells us in His Holy Bible about the proper raising up of young women:

1st Timothy 2:9 “ like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation...”

Titus 2:3-5 “...the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things, that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good...”

About six weeks ago, I was yakking with this woman I know at work, and in our conversation, she remarked to me, “...all seventy pounds of you”. I replied, “Seventy pounds? Try about one hundred and seventy pounds”. I rarely weigh myself, but I’ve held steady at about 170 for several years now.

Recently I have been under a great deal of stress: I can’t stand the city and state I live in; I can’t stand my job; and I can’t stand my home life. (Other than those things, everything’s peachy!) It’s been 24/7 STRESS for the last six months, during which time I have been consuming almost nothing but string cheese and beer.

I recently had a doctor appointment, and of course the first thing they did was put me on a scale. After the scale settled down, it showed 164. I asked the nurse if that was really correct, and she said “Absolutely”. So, there ya have it! Wanna lose weight? Put yourself in situations where you are under constant stress. (Just think how much I’d weigh right now if I were eating healthy and I cut out all of the beer consumption! There probably really WOULD be only “seventy pounds” of me!)

When policemen break the law then there isn’t any law...
just a fight for survival.
~ Billy Jack

Ninety-nine percent of cops give the rest a bad name.
This sort of thing is happening every single day in America. And when the shit finally hits the fans, the cops are going to be SHOCKED to discover that the vast majority of law-abiding American citizens consider them to be amongst the enemies. (And that’s when all those so-called “tough” cops will go into hiding, just like they did in Los Angeles during the ‘Rodney King Riots’, which I lived through and remember well.)

Cop Punches Victim (US Soldier) for Complaining
It Took Them 45 Minutes to Respond to His Call


One of my favorite current events / news sites is G. Edward Griffin’s ‘UNFILTERED NEWS’. Here you will find links to articles from myriad sources that the mainstream media will rarely if ever inform you about. You can subscribe to ‘Unfiltered News’ and receive an update in your Email InBox about 4 times a month. This is one of the primary sources I use to keep ahead of the Americonned mASSES when it comes to stuffs in the news (or stuffs kept OUT of the news, as the case usually is).

Below is a link to where years of previous issues of ‘Unfiltered News’ have been archived by G. Edward Griffin:


However, knowing that “this world” is depressing enough as it is, Griffin includes a ‘HUMOR’ section toward the bottom of each issue. The following items I have copied from the ‘Humor’ sections of a couple recent ‘Unfiltered News’ editions”

Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.' The question was worth 70 points or none at all. One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7) It comes in two attractive containers and it’s high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.

He got an A.

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during almost exactly the same amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

I was recently yakking with a friend of mine about Bob Dylan and his immense influence on popular music. The discussion prompted me to reexamine a couple documentaries I have and to Google some information.

There has been some talk over the last decade about whether or not Dylan still considers himself a “Christian”. Does he still believe in Christ as the Holy King, Savior, and Messiah? Or has he reverted to his Jewish roots? I came across the following quote that seems to settle that question:

In 2012, Dylan referred to the incident while addressing criticism that he hadn't clearly acknowledged his lyrical sources for his new album ‘Tempest’:

“Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff. It's an old thing — it's part of the tradition. It goes way back. These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable [sic] to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil m@therfu#kers can rot in hell.”

This short video interlaces Obama speeches and Archie Bunker prognostication and Archie seems to have nailed it as many as 35 years ago.

[Not only can your president not spell “respect”, apparently he thinks the USA has a total of 60 states. Nice voting there, you Americonned Sheeple! You shoulda voted for Aretha Franklin instead. She may or may not know how many states there are in the union, but at least she does knows how to spell “respect”.]

Speaking of guns, I was in a liquor store recently, patiently waiting to purchase a six-pack of Lagunitas ‘DayTime Ale’. I was behind this guy who had a pistol in a holster hanging from his belt. The liquor store owner didn’t want to sell him any cigs and beer until he took the gun off and left it outside. The owner repeatedly pointed to the sign in the window that said “NO FIREARMS ALLOWED”.

The two guys went ‘round and ‘round, and when my beer started getting warm, I got sick of the discussion and pointed out the following logic to the liquor store owner: “If a guy comes into your store with the intent of robbing you at gunpoint, do you think he’s going to pay any attention to that sign in your window? Do you suppose he’s going to think: Gee, I was planning to rob that store, but I guess I can’t do it now because they don’t allow guns inside?

“Look, he’s already out to break the law, and your little sign isn’t going to mean a damn thing to him! BUT... if he walked in the store and several of your law-abiding customers had guns hanging from their belts, do you think that guy’s going to rob you? Uh-uh. He’s gonna buy a pack of cigarettes and walk out to find an easier mark. He’s not even going to ATTEMPT to rob you if he suspects he might get a bullet in the back from one of your other customers for his trouble.”

Then I added: “If I owned this liquor store, I would have a sign in the window that says: ‘Loyal, law-abiding, well-armed customers are appreciated in this establishment’.”

Do you think the logic of my argument got through to him?
No. Because he was edgeumakated in the Amerikan publik skool sistum. (He will possibly be our next president. But he couldn’t be any worse than what we currently have in Washington D.C.’s Red House.)

My buddy Br’er Marc is a big fan of the Christian preacher Chuck Baldwin, and late last year, he Emailed me a link to a Baldwin article:

Thursday, November 21, 2013
I read the article, and I also read Baldwin’s follow-up article:

December 5, 2013
So many people think that Christians are a bunch of mindless sheep. Yeah? Read those articles pertaining to the Second Amendment and then consider how deeply some Christians think about the issues. I feel I could make strong arguments in favor of BOTH of the sides in this dispute. But it’s not my intent to take a side in this disagreement, but merely to show y’all what profound thinkers some followers of Christ Jesus can be. C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and... yes, I’ll add to that list Chuck Baldwin AND his opponent in this debate.



World Net Daily
“...If there were any serious opposition from a Republican Party, he [Obama] would be gone already. If there were a true watchdog press, he would never have been elected in the first place – legally or illegally.”

I was reading a friend’s blog a couple days back and something some Liberal schmo wrote caught my attention, so I went to Schmo’s blog to see what else I might find there. Well, never let it be said that I can’t learn something from a Lib, ‘cause he turned me onto something I’d not previously heard about. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the famous children’s author DR. SEUSS. (Wikipedia is a very unreliable source, but in this case, I think they’ve protly got it mostly right.)...

(Theodor) Geisel [aka, Dr. Seuss] supported himself and his wife through the Great Depression by drawing advertising for General Electric, NBC, Standard Oil ... and many other companies. ...

The increased income allowed the Geisels to move to better quarters and to socialize in higher social circles. They became friends with the wealthy family of the banker Frank A. Vanderlip. They also traveled extensively: by 1936, Geisel and his wife had visited 30 countries together. They did not have children,... [Well, I thank God for THAT!]

[FRANK VANDERLIP? He’s one of the persons MOST responsible for having destroyed the United States of America! Read the book ‘THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve’ by G. Edward Griffin and then you’ll understand why any friend of Frank Vanderlip’s is an enemy of mine!]

Geisel was a liberal Democrat [aka, a Socialist, if not outright Communist] and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal [aka, Socialism]. His early political cartoons show a passionate opposition to fascism, and he urged action against it both before and after the United States entered World War II. His cartoons portrayed the fear of communism as overstated, finding greater threats in the House Un-American Activities Committee [aka, anti-communists] and those who threatened to cut the US "life line" to Stalin and the USSR, whom he once depicted as a porter carrying "our war load".

Geisel supported the Japanese American internment during World War II. His treatment of the Japanese and of Japanese Americans, between whom he often failed to differentiate, has struck many readers as a moral blind spot [ya think?]. On the issue of the Japanese, he is quoted as saying:

“But right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble: "Brothers!" It is a rather flabby battle cry. If we want to win, we've got to kill Japs, whether it depresses John Haynes Holmes or not. We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left.” ...

After the war, though, Geisel overcame his feelings of animosity, using his book Horton Hears A Who! (1954) as an allegory for the Hiroshima bombing and the American post-war occupation of Japan, as well as dedicating the book to a Japanese friend. ...

Shortly before the end of the 1972–74 Watergate scandal, in which United States president Richard Nixon resigned, Geisel converted a copy of one of his famous children's books into a polemic by replacing the name of the main character everywhere it occurred. "Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now!” was published in major newspapers through the column of his friend Art Buchwald.

The line "A person's a person, no matter how small!" from Horton Hears a Who! has been used widely as a slogan by the anti-abortion movement in the U.S., despite the objections of Geisel's widow. While Geisel preferred to let his work speak for itself, he did occasionally speak out to protect his characters from exploitation. In 1986, when the line was first used by the pro-life movement, he demanded a retraction and received one.

... Geisel ... remarked that he was "subversive as hell." [I can certainly believe THAT!]

Not more than 20 minutes ago, I burned my copy of ‘Green Eggs And Ham’ in my fireplace. Yeah, I’m a book-burner and damned proud of it! I suggest you burn your Green Eggs And Ham, too!

Part 1:
Before I respond to your comment, I have some questions for ya:

There are a few things I’m contemplating right now and I think I need a little “outside input”.

1: Which movie soundtrack album would you say is better, ‘BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S’ by Henry Mancini, or ‘ONE FROM THE HEART’ by Tom Waits?

2: Which Jazz/Pop Male Vocalist album would you say is better, ‘THE ART OF TEA’ by Michael Franks, or ‘CELEBRATE ME HOME’ by Kenny Loggins?

3: Which album cover photo do you like better, ‘WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS’ by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, or ‘HONEY’ by The Ohio Players?

Those are some tough questions, aren’t they?

I’m assuming you’re a guy, but if you’re not, you can ignore question #3.

It’s a pretty tough call, but... I gotta go with the album ‘Celebrate Me Home’ by Kenny Loggins. Here’s one of my very favorite cuts from it:


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  1. There is too much here to comment on every point. I do want to say RIGHT NOW is that I have had that Archie Bunker/Obama clip in my favorites for a long time. I was waiting for you to post something that would inspire me to drag it out and use it on my HERE'S TO YOU post. Since you have beaten me to the punch, I guess I can delete it now.... ha!

    Yeah, I am constantly amazed that people think putting up a sign is going to stop someone from committing a crime. Clearly, people still don't understand the way of criminals. I like what you said to that store owner. It's a shame that it all went over his head. Of course, the problem is that it is hard to know who is out to rob you and who isn't.... I mean the guy trying to purchase his goods... obviously, not a criminal.

    1. ROBIN ~
      Well, you had your chance with that Bunker/Obama video, because I too have been holding onto it for... like,... forever. Before long, I will be announcing that I'm taking a (probably) extended "bloggin' break", so I figured I better use that video now or it might never get posted on my blog.

      >>... the problem is that it is hard to know who is out to rob you and who isn't

      It's not as hard as you might think. The guy who enters the store, points a gun in your face and says, "Hand over all the money in the cash register!", that's the guy who is planning to rob you.

      The guy who walks in with a gun clipped to his belt and starts browsing the Red Wine section, that's the guy who is not planning to rob you (but might well shoot dead, Dead, DEAD the guy who IS in the process of robbing you). I'm all in favor of the armed folks in the Red Wine section - they can buy their wine from my store ANYTIME.

      Most likely the primary reason that my 'SEX, TATTOOS & VIOLENCE R US' series has never been popular with my (few) readers is because I pack so much info into each installment that it does become a real time investment if the reader wants to take it all in.

      I learned early on in the 'S.T.&V. R US' series (like about installment #3 or #4) that it was NEVER going to acquire a following. But, I do as I damn well please, regardless. And I figure if people don't want to spend the necessary time on it, it's their loss, not mine - but I will follow my creative impulses without regards for the audience (or lack of one).

      As we old 'League Of Soul Crusaders' used to yell: "WE DO WHAT WE WANT!!!"

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

    2. I am sorry to hear that you are planning a blog break. I will miss these posts.

      I hope that means you are making positive changes in your life that will make you happier. Like moving. Changing jobs. You know, the little stuff.

      And I get what you're saying about guns. I think anyone who has never used a firearm has a fear of them. Like they go off all by themselves. I think this world would be a much safer place if we still carried the mindset of the late 1700s. Everyone learned how to shoot. Shooting was necessary, not only for survival, but they strongly believed it was the duty of every citizen to be a part of the militia (that means everyone not in the government or military). If you didn't know how to shoot, you weren't doing your part as a citizen.

      If we still had that mindset, parents would be teaching their kids to shoot. My dad went hunting by himself when he was six years old for rabbits. Now, people would call that bad parenting. Teenagers used to carry rifles in their trunks when they went to school because they had shooting class after... If someone found out a student even had a gun (of any kind) in their car now, hell would break loose. How did we from THERE to HERE?

      There was clearly safer. There weren't school shootings back then.

      If everyone knew how to shoot, can you imagine what that would do to the crime rate? An armed citizenry is a safe citizenry. If everyone knew how to handle a firearm, and everyone carried one, the criminals just would not dare.

      Hard to believe that for all of society's technological advances, we just keep getting more stupid as time goes by.

    3. ROBIN ~
      Well, truthfully, the primary reason for my upcoming Bloggin' Break (aside from the fact that I've been tired of bloggin' for a long time now), is so I'll have the necessary time to complete an Email series I started a long time ago for a friend of mine. It was the story of my Spiritual development and how I met Jesus. It's supposed to have 12 parts to it, but I stalled after completing only 10 of them. Unless I stop wasting time blogging, I'll never get those last two parts written and sent.

      You are entirely correct about EVERYTHING you wrote about guns.

      When I was a teenager, I was a high-ranking member of a Police Explorer post. (Considering how I feel about most cops today, that's hard to believe, huh?)

      As a Police Explorer, I learned at a young age how to handle guns, and I have fired quite a few different types, both handguns and different sorts of rifles. Also, my maternal Grandfather was a police reserve Captain, so guns never really seemed all that foreign to me, and I have no fear of them.

      But you are absolutely right that most of those folks who have never fired one, and never learned how to handle and care for firearms have an irrational fear of them.

      There is only ONE thing I would add to what you wrote. You said...

      >>... There weren't school shootings back then.

      That's true. But I attribute the school shootings to three things simultaneously:

      1: Schools are gun-free zones, which tells the would-be shooters that the only people anywhere in the area with a gun will be the would-be shooter. (In the "Wild West", when so many people went around armed, robberies and shootings were far less frequent than they are in 2014, even after you adjust the figures for the increased population.)

      2: Our social engineers have convinced us to remove God and His commandments and His morals from the public square. That was bound to have a detrimental effect on society overall and the perceived value of human life.

      3: The one common denominator in almost all of the school shootings (and I mean the "REAL" ones, not the fake one at Sandy Hook), is that the shooters were taking "mood medication", or drugs meant to help them deal with supposed psychological problems. Many of these drugs are KNOWN to have side effects that include rage, paranoia, and suicidal tendencies. And yet so-called "doctors" keep prescribing them, and kids keep killing kids.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

  2. Good Lord, that was a post. I will come back for the videos, as this is "Time Machine Typing night", but let's see what we have here...

    Michael Jackson... hasn't he been reincarnated yet?

    Your inflatable girlfriend- if she is, by definition, an airhead, what does that make you?

    Liberal Logic- I have seen bits and pieces of this on FB now and then.

    Xie- Its a tough sport (and one I wouldn't want anything to do with), and I wish him the best and hope you'll keep us updated. My alma mater had a girl kicker this past year; my opinion? I. Don't. Think. So.

    Stress diet: Pass me a burger and screw it. Easy for me to say right now... and am I grateful, sweet Jesus.

    Unfiltered News- I will check that out in a bit. Sounds pretty good, and I can always use another news source.

    Dylan- figure that's between him and God. Hopefully I'll meet him in Heaven and not pass him knocking on heaven's door.

    Chuck Baldwin- again, I'll check him out as time permits.

    Obama- totally agree. This snake (the government) is dead at the head and working its way down,

    Dr Seuss- thankfully I'm well past the age of enjoying his works. Sounds like when he went liberal, he went all the way, including the necessary hypocrisy.

    Celebrate Me Home... pre-Footloose Kenny was great, wasn't he? My favorite is Keep The Fire.

    Crap, I should have been composing by now! Better than decomposing, I guess.


      >>... Michael Jackson... hasn't he been reincarnated yet?

      Probably not. I think he's still in Purgatory, trying to work through some of those issues he had. Ha! Purgatory... pshaw! I think it's really called 'Motown's Middle Earth', or something like that.

      >>... Your inflatable girlfriend- if she is, by definition, an airhead, what does that make you?


      >>... Xie- Its a tough sport (and one I wouldn't want anything to do with), and I wish him the best and hope you'll keep us updated...

      The wrestling season is over now. He did OK for a kid who had never wrestled before. Of course, Nappy and I were occasionally giving him some extra instruction, over and above what his wrestling coach was showing him.

      Near the end of Xie's first match, I leaned over to Nappy and said, "Right now, Xie is more tired than he ever has been before in his entire life." I mentioned that to Xie after his match, and between deep breaths, he confirmed it as a fact.

      >>... Dylan- figure that's between him and God. Hopefully I'll meet him in Heaven and not pass him knocking on heaven's door.

      Ha!-Ha! Good one, Brother Martin!

      >>... Celebrate Me Home... pre-Footloose Kenny was great, wasn't he? My favorite is Keep The Fire.

      I like some of the Loggins & Messina stuffs too. But I thought Loggins made a genuine classic with 'Celebrate Me Home' in 1977, but I was never wild about anything he did after that (although I do think 'Welcome To Heartlight' was enjoyable fluff). Surprisingly, I just now discovered that the title song, 'Celebrate Me Home' never went Top 40. Of course, we always hear it at Christmastime, but I thought it had been a hit in '77.

      I'm sure I must know 'Keep The Fire', but I can't recall the melody at this moment. I'll have to go to YouTube and check it out.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

      Uhp! I'm an idiot!

      I went to YouTube and started listening to Kenny Loggins' 'Welcome To Heartlight', and immediately I thought: This isn't the song I thought it was.

      I couldn't figure out where I went wrong until Nappy got home from work and I put the melody I had in my mind to him and he said, "Oh, you mean 'Heartlight', by Neil Diamond. It was the theme song for the movie E.T."


      Also, I listened to Kenny's 'Keep The Fire', and didn't recognize it at all; I think this is the first time I ever heard it. (Looked it up in my 'Billboard Top 40' book and saw that it only got up to #36, which would explain why I wasn't familiar with it. I wasn't listening to Top 40 radio anymore by 1980. Had there been an MTV video for it though, I probably would have known the song.)

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

    3. CW MARTIN ~
      It seems you and I were typing comments to each other simultaneously.

      Regarding the pastors' debate... I agree with ya on that. That's one reason I didn't even offer any of my own pro and con opinions on the topic. In the blog bit I wrote...

      >>... "I feel I could make strong arguments in favor of BOTH of the sides in this dispute. But it’s not my intent to take a side in this disagreement, but merely to show y’all what profound thinkers some followers of Christ Jesus can be. C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and... yes, I’ll add to that list Chuck Baldwin AND his opponent in this debate."

      A lot of idiots out there (a lot of atheists and agnostics) like to think that followers of Christ Yeshua are (to borrow a line from Archie Bunker) "dead from the neck up... meatheads!"

      The truth is, many if not most could think circles around the atheists and agnostics. And I just wanted people to see how deeply some Christian ministers ponder the issues and how they pertain (or don't pertain) to their Christian life. There is some detailed thinking and profound debating going on in some Christian communities.

      >>... I did like the song. I'd love to do a post on songs that should have been top 40 and weren't- there's just too darn many.

      I like that idea! That could even be a fun Blogfest if, say, everyone who participated posted one song they felt SHOULD have been a big radio hit but never was.

      There are two or three that I have had in mind for years, and it still bugs me a little that these great songs didn't go Top 40 when they should have.

      One that I have in mind is the song 'CALIFORNIA', which appeared on the Manfred Mann's Earth Band album 'Watch'. They released it as a (slightly edited) single but it went nowhere. It had EVERYTHING a hit song needed at that time, circa 1977 or '78: a strong, memorable melody; interesting lyrics with a twist; and a great fuzzed-out guitar solo.

      To this day I can't understand why that song wasn't an AM Radio smash.

      Well, if you ever put together a list like you've mentioned, I'd love to read and comment on it.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

  3. And you think my little clues and riddles for the BOTB posts take time? I've said this before, but you could take a post like this and do a daily blog that would be easier for readers to digest. No loss of continuity breaking up a compendium such as this post.

    Wrestling-- If there had been girls wrestling when I was in HS I might have considered joining the wrestling team. I was not too bad at wrestling when we did it in PE. I can think of several girls I would have liked to wrestle in HS. I'm sure they wouldn't have been the ones on the team. I don't think I'd have enjoyed the females who would have been wrestlers.

    Liquor store story -- Do you really expect me to believe a far fetched story such as this? You suggest the store owner was edgeumakated in the Amerikan publik skool sistum.. Are you suggesting the store owner was a regular ol' American fellow? I can't remember that last time I saw a liquor or convenience store owned by anyone other than someone who seemed like they just stepped off a boat from some other country. Yeah, that's a tall story to swallow.

    Now I need to do some housework before my wife comes back from her out of town trip. I'll have to come back to the blogs later on maybe.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    1. HA!-HA!-HA!-HA!

      LEE! ~
      I was laughing so hard that I STILL have tears in my eyes. (NO! SERIOUSLY!!!)

      I have to go to bed now (I am WAY past my bedtime, what with the "graveyard" shits 'n' shifts) but I will respond later, eventually.

      Just know that I LOVED this comment from you. I am about to drift off to sleep with tears of laughter in my eyes, for a change (instead of tears of sorrow).

      Yak Later, Bro.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

    2. BOIDLEE ~
      I have always been a firm believer in the following quote:

      "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."
      ~ Mark Twain
      [*Note: This is one piece of advice that I have truly taken to heart. Why, sometimes as much as a grain of truth can be found in some of the things I've written. ~STMcC]

      So... your "Liquor Store Story" comment really tickled me no end, because you TOTALLY busted me on that one!

      Yes, I will occasionally exaggerate a fact, or engage in a bit o' hyperbole in order to hammer a point home. I feel that once in awhile, truth can be sacrificed on behalf of the Truth.

      In the 'NO FIREARMS ALLOWED' segment of this blog bit, I put quotation marks around my statements to the liquor store guy. But, although that was as close an approximation to what I REALLY said to the guy as I could recall, all these weeks later, it probably was not "word-for-word" EXACTLY what I said. (I was just recreating the dialogue after the fact as close to the truth as my memory could recall it.)

      But your observation regarding my criticism about the liquor store clerk being "edgeumakated in the Amerikan publik skool sistum" was spot-on!

      The truth is that while I was composing this blog bit, I recognized an opening there for me to stick a stiff jab into the face of our very poor "edgeumakation sistum", and so I utilized it even though... that liquor store guy, he was from somewhere in the Middle East and clearly English was a second (or later) language to him.

      I loved that you called me on that fact. It cracked me up because you were SO RIGHT, and I knew I had been caught red-handed in a Mark Twainism.

      I'm even STILL laughing to myself as I type this comment. This was... CLASSIC! Thanks for the great, 2-day laugh.

      Yak Later...

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

  4. Evidently, you missed out on that memo about writing short blog posts, eh? Although this post may be longer than some books I've read, I stuck with it to the end, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. (Sounds like you're in fine spirits... started celebrating St. Patrick's Day a wee bit early, did ye?)

    Our younger son wrestled in high school, and I can't imagine him grappling with a girl. He was (is) very intelligent, but back in those days, he wasn't very self-confident when it came to dealing with the opposite sex. My hubby was also a high school wrestler. Him, on the other hand, I CAN imagine wrestling with a girl, and enjoying every moment of it.

    I agree with what you told that store owner. I've had a carry permit for many years, and am comfortable with quite a few different kinds of guns. Last time we went to the range, (a couple weeks ago) I shot an AR-15 for the first time. And (shhhh) I loved it! This little ol' lady felt like a bad-ass. (Doesn't fit my profile at all!)

    Um, Henry Mancini. Just about any Mancini soundtrack. I probably still have that album around here. The Herb Alpert one, too.

    Ciao. Time for me to do my wifely duty and cook up some grub.

    1. Thanks, SUSAN!

      Actually, I DID get that memo about short blog bits, however, I just ignored it. "I've always been an outlaw, but it's kept me from going insane."

      Oh, I always have to start a wee bit o' early as it takes me longer than most folks to get "there".

      Good for you and your protection racket. Happy Shooting!

      Mancini's soundtrack for 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' is one of my most frequently played compact discs, and it has been for many, many years. I also have the Herb Alpert album I mentioned and I like it a lot too, but I must confess that I look at it more than I play it.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

  5. Man, I'm late. Like, super late. Been one of those crazy weeks (that I'll e-mail you about tomorrow). I read this a few days ago, but haven't gotten a chance to comment until now. So here we's go...

    Not sure if you saw it, but Obama was on Between Two Ferns, an online comedy show with everybody's fat bearded awkward guy, Zach Galifianakis (Star of The Hangover, and... uh... The Hangover?). It was hilariously unfunny and a blatant plug of, which still somehow didn't motivate me to sign up for my free healthcare that I have to pay an arm and a leg for. Also, Obama can't act, which is surprising considering how well he acts in those speeches of his where he tells us he's going to fight so hard for us and turn this country around...

    I can hardly wait to see Obama release a rap video. He'll
    pander to anyone if he thinks it'll make him look "hip" with the "young people!"

    Next, that "who's destroying America?" video made me laugh out loud. I showed it to my black buddy, and he agreed 100%. This guy, by the way, is college educated, works at a very prestigious IT company, doesn't wear his pants around his ankles, and doesn't try to adopt a fake ghetto sounding accent when he talks. Because of that, he's been told that he's not "actually black" because he "acts like a white person" and "talks like one" too. Brilliant logic.

    Regarding girl wrestling, yes, I think it's stupid, and frankly, it's unfair. Guess what, if I walk over to the women's only MMA gym across the street and ask if I can spar with them, then I'm just the asshole who wants to go beat up some women. So why is it that people are so insistent that women get to join the men's teams?

    Not sure if you saw, but there was a news article recently about a woman who's a running back for a pro arena football team. She's 5 foot 2, 130 lbs, and ran for a total of -1 yards. Yep, you read that right.

    I guess they think they can get away with it in wrestling because opponents are matched against each other by weight, whereas on a football team, a 5’1” girl might be getting run over by a guy 6’2” and weighing 200 pounds.

    You are 100% on the money, and if you want to see what that looks like, just watch one of the videos in the link below. Don't cringe TOO hard, now...

    That woman has no business in there. Why? Not because she's a woman, but because she's literally half their size. She's getting run into by 260 lb men. That's not fair in the slightest. Hell, at 160 lbs, you wouldn't see ME wanting to get in there and try to tackle one of those goons either. I like being concussion free, and generally, if I want to take place in a sport, I want to be good at it. I don't want to run for -3 yards and be congratulated just because I tried.

    So yes, this arena football thing is much like the boy vs girl matches you saw. Everyone cheers on the girl and says, "Awww, good job, sport, you did great!" while a guy twice her size just manhandles her, regardless of skill.

    The girl loses terribly, but gets applauded because hey, at least she tried and she stood up to the big mean boy.

    Is this REALLY what equality looks like...?

    God bless Bob Dylan. That's a great quote, and while I still haven't finished that documentary yet, I'm looking forward to watching more this week. Along with listening to some of his albums in general peace and quiet.

    Fun fact about Dr. Seuss: he didn't like children, especially being around them. Though, in all fairness, on most days I don't like people. And I find that people are still my biggest customers when it comes to books.

    (Please don't ever burn any of my books, eh?)


    1. Part 1:

      6-B BROTHER ~

      >>... Man, I'm late. Like, super late.

      Never worry about that. You are one of a small handful of friends of mine who actually has a real life going on, so I do understand.

      >>... Not sure if you saw it, but Obama was on Between Two Ferns, an online comedy show with everybody's fat bearded awkward guy, Zach Galifianakis

      That guy disgusts me. Er... what I mean to say is: THOSE guys disgust me.

      I did catch some of it, because a couple of know-nuttin's where I work were playing it on their iPod, or SmartPhone, or whatever that brainwashing device was they had plugged in at the Security desk.

      I wasn't sure if it was real or some computer-generated image. Now I know... it was both real and unreal.

      >>... Next, that "who's destroying America?" video made me laugh out loud.

      Not only would I drink a beer with that Black guy, but I'd buy his rounds for him!

      I have long-established friendships with a couple of Black guys, and they too would agree with this guy. (And, in fact, one of those Black friends is the son of the famous Rams running back Dick Bass. So this isn't some un-cool, un-hip, un-athletic Black nerd. In fact, my friend was also a professional baseball player. He is Black, he is cool, he is athletic, and he ISN'T angry at White folks like you and me.)

      >>... Regarding girl wrestling, yes, I think it's stupid, and frankly, it's unfair.

      Yes, it was DEFINITELY unfair, because every girl I saw who wrestled a boy got her full ass totally kicked and was entirely humiliated in front of the fans / family.

      You should read the book 'MANHOOD REDUX: Standing Up To Feminism' by C.H. Freedman. Still my very favorite anti-Feminism book (and I've read plenty o' dem).

      Continued Below...

    2. Part 2:

      >>... Not sure if you saw, but there was a news article recently about a woman who's a running back for a pro arena football team.

      Yep, I'd heard about it and already had seen the footage. She is 3 yards from the goal line and runs the football 3 times for a total of -1 yard.

      The whole thing was a fu#kin' publicity stunt; those a-holes who hired her ALREADY KNEW that she had no business being on that football field. It was nuttin' more than a stunt to sell tickets and put (stupid) butts in the seats.

      I'm only 5'8", and although I played on my high school's sophomore football team, I admit that I have no business playing on a professional football field (even one comprised of NFL rejects). However, I would have looked better failing than that feminist bitch did! But, of course, I would never have been given that chance because... I'm a male, and she is a female, which is the ONLY qualification she has that I couldn't duplicate.

      >>... God bless Bob Dylan. That's a great quote...

      I HIGHLY recommend his first "Christian" album 'Slow Train Coming'. (Even just that title is awesome... He may be coming, and He may seem slow, but... He's coming a TRAIN! Are we ready for the Day of Judgment when The Lord comes not as a Sacrifice but as a Conquering King and an unstoppable TRAIN?)

      Regarding the Dylan documentary... bear in mind that the movie opens and closes with Dylan performing the same song ('Like A Rolling Stone') on the same date and in the same theatre in England.

      He's laying it on THICK, because he's pissed at the audience. I'm sure you've heard the song before, and it's not unlistenable, like it is in that performance. Please remember that he is DELIBERATELY exaggerating the song and making it seem particularly harsh because it is his only weapon against those ignorant screwballs in the audience.

      What I'm saying is... you won't ever find another Dylan recording of that song that seems so harsh and musically unsound. He was giving that audience exactly what it deserved!

      >>... (Please don't ever burn any of my books, eh?)

      I've read two of your books and I liked them BOTH! So... no worries.

      Plus, in my 54 years of life, 'GREEN EGGS AND HAM' is the only book I've ever burned (and, yes, I really did burn it in my fireplace about 20 minutes before I posted this blog bit), so the odds are STRONGLY in your favor that I will never burn one of your books.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'


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