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Black Is In!

The most powerful politician in the world is Black.

The head of the Republican National Committee is Black.

The best known media mogul on earth is Black.

The greatest golfer in the world is Black.

The top female tennis players in the world are Black.

The highest grossing actor worldwide is Black.

The fastest racing driver in the world is Black.

The brightest Astrophysicist under the sun is Black.

The Superbowl-winning Head Coach is Black.

The most successful brain surgeon in the world is Black.

The fastest human on the planet is Black.

 

Michelle Jean is Canada ‘s first black Governor General.


… Michael Jackson must be kicking himself.
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April 22, 2009 Posted by | Funnies | | 1 Comment

Democrat Vs. Republican

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”
She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”
“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”
The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist. “But how did you know?”
“Well,” said the man, “You don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You’ve made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect ME to solve your problem. You’re in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now, it’s MY fault.

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Funnies, Jokes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Reagan Responds to Obama about American Values

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Adrian Rogers on redistribution of wealth

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

~~~~~Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 – 2005 ~~~~~

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Album Cover Project

How to create an album cover in 4 easy steps:

The album cover project…..

1 – Go to “wikipedia.” Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to “Random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Here’s an example posted by Macie_and_Emma on the Goosemoose forum… It couldn’t get anymore redneck than a band named “To Russel, My Brother, Whom I Slept With” (oddly enough the name of a Bill Cosby album) and an album titled “You’ll Be Shot At”.  Thank goodness the picture wasn’t of some toothless barefoot lady in a mumu!  ?

Try it yourself and see what kind of cover you can create!

March 13, 2009 Posted by | Good Ideas | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welfare Poem

 Welfare Poem

I cross ocean,
poor and broke,
Take bus,
see employment folk.
Nice man treat me
good in there,
Say I need to
see welfare.
Welfare say,
‘You come no more,
We send cash
right to your door.’
Welfare checks,
they make you wealthy,
Medicaid it keep
you healthy!
By and by,
I get plenty money,
Thanks to you,
American dummy.
Write to friends
in motherland,
Tell them ‘come
fast as you can.’
They come in turbans
and Ford trucks,
I buy big house
with welfare bucks
They come here,
we live together,
More welfare checks,
it gets better!
Fourteen families,
they moving in,
But neighbor’s patience
wearing thin.
Finally, American guy
moves away,
Now I buy his house,
and then I say,
‘Find more aliens
for house to rent.’
And in the yard
I put a tent.
Send for family
they just trash,
But they, too,
draw the welfare cash!
Everything is
very good,
And soon we
own the neighborhood.
We have hobby
it’s called breeding,
Welfare pay
for baby feeding.
Kid’s need dentist?
Wife’s need pills?
We get free!
We got no bills!
American’s crazy!
He pay all year,
To keep welfare
running here.
We think America
darn good place!
Too darn good for
the American race.
If they no like us,
they can scram, 0A
Got lots of room in Pakistan .
It is interesting that the federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and each can also get an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of$2,470.00 .
This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Funnies | , , , , | Leave a comment

New School Prayer

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
and The Lord’s Prayer
are not allowed in most
public schools anymore
Because the word ‘God’ is mentioned….

A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer: –
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Dealing with... | , , | Leave a comment

Downtown Memphis Walking Tour

This is an itinerary that covers a lot of the southern half of Downtown, and that I think really introduces people to the soul of the neighborhood.  Get your walking shoes on for this one – gonna be a long day.  This would be best done on a Saturday.

National Civil Rights Museum: Gotta start here if you’ve never been.  This, of course, is the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on April 4, 1968 (look for the wreath on the second floor).  It’s the old Lorraine Motel, converted into a museum full of items that tell the story of the civil rights movement in America.  It’s at the corner of Mulberry and Huling in the South Main District.

Then walk or trolley north on Main, and turn right on Beale to get to

A. Schwab: This is a “dry goods” store that has been on Beale Street since the 1870s.  You’ll find all kinds of mementos in there that you never knew existed.  Everything from 40 different kinds of hot sauces to size-70 overalls to funny hats to candles to Elvis memorabilia and much more.  Great place to get souvenir shopping and gift shopping done.  Get there before 5 PM; the upstairs closes at 5 on Saturdays and the entire thing closes at 5 the other days of the week (and it’s not open at all on Sunday).

Then walk west back to Main, then turn right and walk 1 block north to

Center for Southern Folklore: This little gem on the Main Street Mall is full of local artwork, Memphis music CDs and DVDs, books about Memphis music, and lots of related items.  They have live entertainment on stage from time to time – ask for a schedule.  They also sell coffee, food, and beer.  Over Labor Day weekend they sponsor one of the best street festivals in the area.  The employees and volunteers at CSF are great people to tell you all about local and regional music.

Then walk south on Main 3 blocks, turn right on Pontotoc, and walk 1 block to Front.  There you’ll see

Gus’s Chicken: Time for dinner.  This restaurant on Front has the best chicken in town.  It was won national awards, and people have been known to actually fly to Memphis just to pick up Gus’s.  Today’s special: CHICKEN.  It doesn’t matter what day you read this post – the special is always chicken.

Then walk back to Main, and walk or trolley south 5 blocks to

Earnestine & Hazel’s: This is a little bar at Main and G.E. Patterson that has the best jukebox in town and a burger, the “Soul Burger,” that is among the best Downtown.  Be sure to walk through the upstairs if it’s open.  For years and years (up until about 18-20 years ago) this place was a brothel, and they have not redecorated the upstairs at all since those days.  In the very back corner of the upstairs there’s a tiny bar run by a guy named Nate on the weekends – one of the best bartenders in the city.

Then walk half a block east on G.E. Patterson to

Calhoun’s: This one is a little bit different.  All the places I’ve named up ’til now have been around for years and years, and represent the soul, the history, of Downtown Memphis.  Calhoun’s Sports Bar, on the other hand, is barely more than a year old, but I’m including it because I feel it represents the current history, the present, of the South Main area.  There you’ll meet the owner, Max, and the locals, who will tell you more about Downtown Memphis than I can possibly include in this post.  You haven’t truly experienced Downtown until you’ve met its best feature – the people.  Drink some beer, watch some sports on their TVs, play some Buzztime Trivia or poker.

– For the last stop of the evening, it’s time to go dancing.  Hollywood Disco at Mulberry and Vance is my recommendation for now; however, as of the first weekend in April, you have your choice between Hollywood and Paula & Raiford’s Disco on Second just north of Monroe.  (I’ll leave it to locals you meet at the earlier stops to recommend one or the other.)  In either case, you’ll get a club experience unlike any other you’ve had.  Great disco and ’80s and soul music.  Leather couches, handprints on the wall, fog machines, disco balls and lights.  Forget everything you know about clubs; this is something completely different.

You may want to get a hotel room to crash for the night, rather than driving to other parts of town after a long day out.  I recommend the Sleep Inn at Court Square if you’re looking for value, and the Westin if you want something upscale.  Hotels with rooms for less than $50/night that are within walking distance of Downtown should be avoided at all costs.

There ya go… that should keep you busy for about 12 hours on a Saturday – probably 2 PM to 2 AM or thereabouts.

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Downtown Memphis Walking Tour, Information Please | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sack Lunches and Honor

I thought this was a nice story and wanted to pass it along.

The Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down

in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight.

‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will

get a short nap,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the

aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding

me. I decided to start a conversation.. ‘Where are

you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special

training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made

that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It

would be several hours before we reached the east, and I

quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time.

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his

buddy if he planned to buy lunch.

‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack

lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll
wait till we get to base’

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying

lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the

flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a lunch to

all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed

tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My

son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost like you are

doing it for him.’

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the

soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked,

‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked.

She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a

minute later with a dinner plate from first class.

‘This is your thanks.’

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the
plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me.
‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here,
take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain
coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he
walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he
was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane.

When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand,
and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’

Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the
Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought
me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never
forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard
from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch
my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me
reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left
another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to
deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who
stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and
walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five
dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering
for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and
handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It will take you some
time to reach the base. It will be about time for a
sandwich. God Bless You.’

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect
of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car,
I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers
were giving their all for our country. I could only give
them a couple of meals.

It seemed so little…
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a
blank check made payable to ‘United States of
America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my
life.’

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this
country who no longer understand it.

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Heros | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What the Canada Free Press says about Americans…

This article was taken from the Canada Free Press newspaper…

Doesn’t mean I agree with it, but I am willing to view other ideas…remember what Patrick Henry said.

310 million Americans have allowed 546 political pigs in Washington DC to completely destroy the greatest nation ever known to mankind. The people didn’t destroy the nation themselves, even though they will be the ones who will have to pick up the pieces and start all over, once it all comes unhinged… But they have allowed it.
We have one president, one vice president, nine Supreme Court justices’, 435 members of the people’s House and 100 US senators. That’s 546 people responsible for forcing 310 million Americans into the proverbial soup line, where 546 political pigs hope Americans will choose global secular socialism as a lesser evil to a complete socio-economic meltdown.
What are the People Thinking?

What makes 310 million Americans feel like they are held hostage by 546 political thugs? Why are modern Americans afraid of self-governance? Why are freedom and liberty no longer worth fighting for in the land of the free and home of the brave? The Founders would be taking us all to the woodshed for what we have allowed to happen in this country…
I don’t care what political party you think you belong to. If you are not willing to stand and fight for personal freedom and individual liberty, the fundamental unalienable rights which our Founders established as gifts from our Creator, then you my friend are NOT American…
If you are American, then no matter what party you think represents you in Washington DC, I’m here to tell you that nobody in Washington DC represents you today. We have 546 idiots running legislative roughshod over 310 million American citizens and it appears that the average American has either not figured this out yet, has no idea what to do about it, or has entirely lost their will to be free.
Which Straw will be the Last?

Every American needs to read the facts about how we got in this mess and who put us here. On January 28, 2009, I released a column titled Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation. If you don’t know this already, then read the column. That’s why I wrote it; so that American citizens would know what went wrong and who is really responsible for it. If you don’t know who or what is wrong, you can’t fix it.
It took leftists just under a hundred years to accomplish it. You have only days or weeks to reverse it… and you are working against massive odds, or so it would seem according to the leftwing propaganda press. I’m not sure how 546 thugs and pigs have an upper hand over 310 million American’s, but that’s what they tell me… 310 million wimps, sure, – but American’s, no…
In case you have not noticed, the Obamanation is not trying to stimulate the recovery of the free market economy. That’s why every move they have made since taking control of the fed has driven the free market economy right off the cliff. It is global Marxism they seek to stimulate, with your assets, and investors know it even if you don’t!
No, Obama and company have not made a single mistake since taking office. They have not skipped a single beat in their evil march towards global Marxism. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is at the White House today, carrying with him a plan for US led international socialism, all at the expense of American sovereignty, security, freedom and prosperity.
US Unemployment is shooting through the roof and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Your new “no earmark” Resident-in-Chief has already agreed to 9000 pork barrel earmarks in his first annual budget. That was easy! And that’s in addition to his trillion dollars in socialist earmark spending fraudulently disguised as a “stimulus package.”
In the 40 days since Obama was sworn into office, Obamanation fiscal policies have cost American citizens trillions in new tax debt and trillions more in life savings. The DOW has lost another 20% of its value just since Obama set up his crib at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
If you are wondering where the bottom is, it is somewhere around 3000, not the 6800 it is today, according to investment experts currently running for cover in search of free foreign markets moving towards capitalism, instead of away from it.
What do you think the US unemployment rate will be when the DOW hits 5000, then 4000 and then 3000? Refer to my column Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation if you care to know the real truth about how we got here. How we get out of here is not nearly so clear now.
If you bought the campaign lie that Obamanation would never come after your guns, you had better take a look at H.R. 45 real soon! Study how England removed guns from the hands of honest citizens and then see how citizens of England feel about that today. Obamanation is on the same path.
My name is “change” – How do you like me now?

Had enough yet? Your dollar is worth .35 cents and it will soon be worth less than a dime. Your 401k savings are now worth less than half of what they were worth one year ago and in the coming weeks and months, they will be worth even less.
Your home is worth at best 75% of what it was worth a year ago, thanks to “toxic” mortgages put in place by guess who? That’s right, congressional Democrats. The stock market is down not only due to “toxic” stocks backed by “toxic” mortgages. It’s continuing down because private investors will never invest in a government run economy which seeks only to enrich itself, stupid!
It took congressional Democrats almost a hundred years to spend American taxpayers into the first trillion dollars in debt, despite ever increasing federal taxation that went from 5% of GDP to 40% of GDP during the NEW DEAL 20th century.
Obamanation has quadrupled that debt during their first 40 days in power! And, just in case you missed the daily headline of the last 40 days, your trillions in new tax debt has only made matters worse.
What are 310 million people thinking?

In Obamessiah Global Socialism, the government now trusts. Not in you, the average American!
According to Plunkett Research, American home ownership hit an all time high of 68.1% at the end of 2007. More than 2 of 3 American families were able to live the dream of homeownership.
Total outstanding US mortgage balances were only $14.8 trillion dollars and according to all reports, less than 10% of those mortgages are “toxic,” or, $1.48 trillion dollars worth.
If it were the people politicians trusted, the fed could have paid off all $1.48 trillion in “toxic” loans for less money than they just spent on their wish list of leftist entitlement programs, including $4 billion to the criminal thug organization, ACORN.
If “toxic” mortgages were the only problem and we were seeking a real solution to the impending economic meltdown of the world’s most prosperous nation, Washington DC would have directly addressed these mortgages instead of going on a Marxist spending spree, leaving American homeowners headed for foreclosure and falling property values.
The American people are kidding themselves to think any other way…
546 Thugs and Pigs run this Place?

Are you kidding me? While Obama throws hip-hop parties, buys his wife top shelf designer gowns, flies across the country in your jet just to sign a bill you don’t even want, drives your country off an economic cliff and even goes so far as to discourage private charitable donations so that he can control who gets that money too, you sit on your hands like you have no say in these matters?
Are Americans terminally stupid, or are they just plain ole cowards?
Of the people, by the people, for the people, my eye! Tell me how many of the 546 Washington dimwits actually represent the people today? How many represent you?
Why do you think that 310 million Americans are powerless against 546 political pigs currently rushing to destroy your country?
And the only people protesting in the streets are Obama-fools duped hook, line and sinker into believing Al Gore’s Global Warming Swindle, through which Gore himself has pocketed millions in his Carbon Deposit Offset scam?
3000 march on the coldest day of the year to protest alleged global warming. 200 march to protest a very real runaway federal government. What? Say that again?
Home of the Brave, huh!

America is a land full of cowards in search of a free-ride, nothing more. We have a government of children, for children. America is more like the land of the village idiot and home of the defenseless coward today. I am ashamed!
I am ashamed that hundreds of thousands of decent Americans have volunteered to put on a uniform and die for freedom and liberty, just so that cowardly civilians back home, could toss it all away from the comfort of their Lazy Boy recliner in the end.
Globalization has already failed, in case you haven’t noticed. The entire world is in economic meltdown. But that doesn’t even provide a moment’s hesitation in Obamanation’s plan to globalize some more.
For more than 230 years, America was the one nation on earth that fed a globe full of nations unable to feed themselves under some variety of socialism or communism. Today, America is on the verge of not being able to feed itself and the rest of the world is in even worse shape.
When America can no longer feed itself, who will feed the world then? The people we have been feeding for the last 200 years or so?
Americans had better wake up and grow the peaches to take their nation back while there is still a nation to take back. I have never met a politician I trusted 100%. Up until now, I’ve always relied upon my fellow Americans to right all wrongs.
Where are those Americans now?

By the way… While you are busy losing your savings, your jobs and your homes, federal employees will get a 3.9% pay increase this year and no private citizen has benefits equal to the federal employ they pay for!
My name is “change.” How do you like me now?

If you’re still not sure how we got here and where we are headed, take a moment to look at how the left has run major US cities into the ground. Start with America’s greatest proletariat city, Detroit… Detroit’s outlook falls along with home prices!
The folks who ran Detroit and Chicago into the ground now run the nation. Unless and until, you are truly ready to take your nation back!
How did 310 million American’s come to fear 546 idiots so deeply? I’ll never figure that one out!

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Economic news | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment