Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Number 3 on my list is:
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger"
Concerned about censors, the film's producers thought about changing her name to "Kitty Galore", but kept the original name when British newspapers began to refer to Honor Blackman as "Pussy" in the lead up to production. She is the oldest actress to play a Bond Girl. Blackman (age 39) was older than Sean Connery (age 34) when filming Goldfinger.
Pussy is first seen after Bond wakes up in Goldfinger's private jet after previously having been knocked out with a tranquilizer gun. Her stunning blonde-framed visage leaning over him being the first thing he sees as he lies on a couch regaining consciousness. The dialog between them will be the quote at the end of this post.
Pussy further explains simply that the nature of her employment for Goldfinger is that she's "a damn good pilot", intending to negate any notion of any more intimate relationship, and then tells Bond "you can turn off the charm. I'm immune."
In fact Pussy is the leader of Pussy Galore's Flying Circus, a group of professional women aviators in connection with Goldfinger's "Operation: Grand Slam" (played in certain scenes by stuntmen in blonde wigs). Pussy is seen later using judo on Bond after catching him eavesdropping on Goldfinger's plan.
Later on, in what is one the surface one of the most audacious assertion of Bond's machismo of the entire series of films in the genre, Bond not only seduces the previously "immune" Pussy, but seemingly as the result of this encounter alone she promptly turns from her heretofore hard-hearted criminal ways to the side of goodness and righteousness.
Secretly turning against Goldfinger, she switches the deadly nerve gas to be used on Fort Knox with a harmless replacement as well as alerting the Central Intelligence Agency of her employer's scheme.
The film also contains another explanation as well, however: the film character's unwillingness to commit mass murder. The plot, as detailed to Galore and her crew by Goldfinger, had been to put the soldiers at Fort Knox to sleep, and Galore is not told that "Delta-9" gas kills rather than anesthetizes, until Bond tells her this crucial fact.
This seems to have no impact at the time, but Bond "jokes" later that he must have appealed to her "maternal instincts." Her group's plan had in fact been called Operation Rock-A-Bye Baby.
After Bond foils Goldfinger's plan, the now fugitive millionaire forces Pussy to participate in hijacking the President's private plane carrying Bond to the White House. Bond defeats Goldfinger and saves Galore from the crashing plane and they make love in an unknown region under a parachute.
She was independent, tough, and was a good match for Bond. She was also very hot for her age. As far as her name, what can one say.....I do believe it was true.
James Bond: Who are you?
Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.
James Bond: I must be dreaming.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Ronald Reagan made sense even back them. We sure could use his wisdom today.
Below is a brief discurption which sets up the clip.
Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.
There are many ways in which our government has invaded the free precincts of private citizens, method of earning a living; our government is in business to the extent of owning more than 19,000 businesses covering 47 different lines of activity. This amounts to 1/5th of the total industrial capacity of the United States.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Number 4 on by list is:
Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova (aka Agent XXX) in “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
The role of Anya Amasova brings the feminine touch and talent to the action. Bach is attractive, classy, stylish, intelligent, confident, very sexy, and absolutely wonderful.
The prevailing notion, among some, has always been that "Bond Girl" equals "Bimbo," which is not true at all. Most of the women Bond encounters are highly skilled professionals in whatever role they have.
She plays the role as smart, sexy, capable, and resourceful, Add these to the fact that it takes her almost the whole movie to actually fall in love with Bond. What will power!
Bach, who would soon be Mrs. Ringo Starr, was a few day shy of 30 when the movie was released. She married Ringo about a year and a half later.
She is a great selection for number 4 on my list.(Speaking of her marriage to Ringo Starr) “I was never that much of a Beatles fan, which made it easier. I just treated him like anyone else. As time went on, however, I was touched by his generosity. He is so patient and understanding. - Barbara Bach
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Jill St. John as Tiffany Case in "Diamonds Are Forever."
In the film it is stated that she was named after her (accidental) birthplace, Tiffany & Co., where her parents were going through a choice of wedding bands, to which Bond dryly jokes that she was lucky that it hadn't happened at Van Cleef & Arpels.
Tiffany, often wise-cracking, is also somewhat ditzy, slightly naive, and more money-grubbing. While she starts out as a diamond smuggler, she unwittingly begins working for Bond's arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his terrorist organization, SPECTRE.
Bond arranges a partnership with her in disguise, but this time it is to investigate her role in Blofeld's latest criminal scheme. She initially believes that he is "Peter Franks" and together, they are going to make millions. However, she gets caught up in much more than she bargained for when the real Peter Franks arrives on her doorstep. From the moment she and Bond find Plenty O'Toole soaking in Tiffany's swimming pool, drowned mistakenly instead of her, Tiffany helps Bond follow the path of the smuggled diamonds until the trail leads to Blofeld.
By the end of the film, Tiffany has helped Bond defeat Blofeld, and the two go on a romantic cruise together. They are briefly interrupted by an assassination attempt by Blofeld's henchmen, Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, but Bond foils it, and the two sail off into the sunset.
The thing that strikes me about Tiffany is the constant revealing of her body in those bikinis. WOW...Jill St. John had a HOT BODY. Add that to the fact that she has an IQ of 162. A little know fact is that she began studies at UCLA at the age of 14, leaving after two years when she signed with Universal Pictures. She has a body and beauty with brains to match.
She can help me steal diamonds any day.
[Tiffany Case opens the door almost nude]
James Bond: That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing. I approve.
Tiffany Case: I don't dress for the hired help. Let's see your passport, Franks.
[Bond gives her his passport. She looks it over]
Tiffany Case: Occupation: Transport Consultant? It's a little cute isn't it? I'll finish dressing.
James Bond: Oh, please don't, not on my account.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This is video shot of Mt. Mayon in The Philippines, on December 25, 2009 (yesterday) from along the national road near Busay Bridge, Municipality of Daraga, Province of Albay, Republic of the Philippines. I found it on YouTube.
One of the things I wish to do before I die is to see volcano eruption live.
"Mayon volcano is still in a high state of unrest and in the coming days it could still have an explosive eruption," he warned in a radio interview. The number of (volcanic) quakes have lessened but now the quakes are of a different variety. What is becoming clear is that it (the volcano) is getting clogged. That is when the lava is rising but cannot get out." - Ed Laguerta, head of the Philippines government's volcanology team monitoring Mayon.
I have not posted a new addition to Texas Truth's "The 10 Hottest Bond Girls" since early September. So here I go with my next installment.
Number 6 on my list comes from the Roger Moore as James Bond era. She was sexy, smart, and deadly to boot. Number 6 on my list is:
Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock in "For Your Eyes Only."
She has the beautiful looks, great body, gorgeous eyes and the most seductive voice(like at the end when she says to Bond, as her gown falls, "For your eyes only darling.").
She plays the part of the Electra (from Greek mythology) wonderfully, and she can use a cross bow as well! And what can one say about her hair? TREMENDOUS!!!!
Melina: [as Bond begins to open up her light blue robe] For your eyes only, darling...
[her robe falls to the ground, leaving her completely naked]
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We have many traditions in our marriage and I have discussed some of them in previous posts. But this post will be about one of the most "elegant" parts of the movie.
When Rosemary Clooney leaves the inn in Vermont to work at the Carousel Club in New York, she is wearing the dress pictured in the photo at the right when she performs in New York.
That dress was a knockout on Rosemary, and she was in no way petite. Years ago in an interview, Virginia Mayo said that film people really used to care about their films, and were careful in what the actresses wore, but not now.
Mayo said they went through extensive wardrobe tests and would say things like, and I'm quoting Virginia, "take that dress off her, and put something on that flatters her." Rosemary was probably very difficult to design costumes for, so they obviously took a lot of time and effort in her wardrobe.
It's one of the most beautiful, seductive and curvaceous gowns I have ever seen, and looked fantastic on her. And Clooney wasn't exactly a small girl! I wish Hollywood today would take a cue or two from the old pros and get some style!
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
Number 7 on my list of the The Hottest Bond Girls is again from the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond. The movie was from 1999. It was again one in the bottom 50% of James Bond films, but this actress just oozed sexuality along with having a great name.
Number 7 on my list is:
Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones in "The World Is Not Enough."
Richards put a new twist in the role as a Bond Girl. She was a bit too young-looking (28 years old), too glamorous and didn't present herself as serious minded enough to make us believe that she was a nerdy, anal-retentive, yet underneath it all, beautiful scientist-type. But in the reality of things, who gives a crap?
I like how they hinted at a past when Bond asked her what she was doing in Kazakhstan, and she replied, "Avoiding those kinds of question." But really, the writers should have better explored her relationship with Bond.
In closing, she had a great body and another perfect name for a Bond Girl. Add that to the fact that I loved her in "Wild Things," along with Neve Campbell, and she makes my top 10 list regardless of what anyone else thinks.
PS: Charlie Sheen is a giant mook for letting her get away. He has been named on my list of "Famous (or Infamous) Mooks" for a while. His decision to divorce her makes him a "Super Mook."
James Bond: [in bed with Jones] I was wrong about you.
Dr. Christmas Jones: Yeah, how so?
James Bond: I thought Christmas only comes once a year.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Number 8 on my list of the The Hottest Bond Girls comes from the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond. The movie was from 2002. It was not one of the best Bond movies. In fact, it was probably in the bottom 50%, but the actress made viewers notice HER instead of the sub-par plot.
Number 8 on my list is:
Halle Berry as Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson in "Die Another Day."
Just look at her body. David Justice is an idiot for letting her get away. By the way, she was 32 years old when she filmed the movie.
Here is a small piece of trivia: She received an injury on the set of Die Another Day. Halle was injured on location in Cadiz, Spain while shooting an action sequence that involved Pierce Brosnan firing on a helicopter being flown by Rick Yune.
"Switch them off, or I'll be half the girl I used to be!" - Halle Berry as Jinx from the scene in the movie "Die Another Day" when the lasers are threatening to cut her in
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Number 9 on my list of the 10 Hottest Bond Girls is from the Roger Moore era of James Bond films.
This movie came out in 1973 when I was a freshman in college. It was the first film I remember seeing the actress in and was overcome by her beauty. With the help of very little makeup, her naturally beauty was quite evident. And those eyes!!! Oh my gosh, those eyes. They could see into a man's soul and know everything; past, present, and future, about said man.
The actress was 22 years old when she made this film and her innocence, coupled with the sexiness of the character, is a natural fit for number 9 on my list. She was an excellent choice as "THE" Bond girl for Moore's debut as 007.
Jane Seymour as Solitaire in "Live and Let Die"
[Bond has just explained the first two Lover's Lessons to Solitaire]
Solitaire: Is there time before we leave, for Lesson number 3?
James Bond: [undressing] Of course. There's no sense going out half-cocked.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Well, a few days ago, I was cleaning up my desk and found the list. I was surprised to find it, as I had previous thought that it has disappeared in the great beyond or filed away, permanently in "File 13."
In any case, I will resume the list in today and continue it in the next few days (or weeks). I will post numbers 6 through 10, beginning with number 10.
So here is a blast from my blogging past; dated Saturday, November 22, 2008.
As may of my fellow bloggers know, I am a movie buff. I love old movies (and even some of the newer ones).
One of my favorite movie genres is James Bond. I try never to miss a James Bond movie when they come on. Now that I have a DVR, I record them in case I have other commitments when they air.
I am going to start a 10-part list with his blog post. My list will entail, in my opinion, the 10 hottest Bond girls. I do not want to hear anything about this post as being sexist. My Lovely Bride has issued her official Stamp of Approval for the posts.
Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight in "The Man with the Golden Gun"
She has those eyes. The eyes that can only come from seeing the world as an adventure. She has a petite figure and a well proportioned body. Her character was adventurous, inquisitive, impulsive, a bit naive, and last of all sexy. In addition, who can forget her bikini on Scaramanga's island? She is a great start for number 10 on my list. Britt Ekland was 32 years old whent he moive was made in 1974. "The Man with the Golden Gun" was Moore's second movie as 007.
[Mary Goodnight, a prisoner on Francisco Scaramanga's island, appears in a bikini]
Francisco Scaramanga: Ah, here's Miss Goodnight now.
James Bond: Aren't we a little overdressed, Goodnight?
The Houston Chronicle has a story about students attending school during their holiday break to regain credits for classes they did not previously pass.
You can read the article by clicking here.
After I read the piece, my usual "bull shit" detector kicked in and brought many thoughts to mind.
First off, this is nothing more than a "feel good program" to push students through the system so they (schools AND students) can say they graduated.
A student gets 1/2 credit for attend a class for a mire 32 hours when the student who follows the rules, regulations, and requirements has to attend class for 60-90 hours to receive the same 1/2 credit.
Using thinking like this, a student could get ALL their high school credits in a mire 156 days. YES, getting students through school is a fine objective, but at what cost to the overall program? They are required to attend 1/3 to 1/2 of the required course time.
This has been brought about by the "free good" policies that are running wide in the schools of today. So these students get their credits and graduate, but what are they going to do with their HS diploma; probably nothing. Until the real reason for their failure (lack of effort, truancy, lack of motivation, gang-banging, etc) is actually addressed, this is nothing but a Band-Aid for the problem.
What the schools need to do is hold the student's (and their parents') feet to the fire and make them attend and pass school. Tie their grades to their parents' taxes, public assistance and many of 100s of ways to hold them accountable would be a better use of the facilities and money. When will people learn when people do not value a product, the product has little value.
So these students graduate on time? BIG DEAL! The administrators are covering their asses for state accreditation purposes and to keep their graduation rates high.
If they really wanted to help these students, they would make sure they attended school to learn the material the first time around. Parents must be involved in the equation, but when most of their parents are low educated and/or lack the skills and/or caring to MAKE their children pass, this does nothing but dump a large number of uneducated people into the work force to fight for the number of jobs that are becoming less and less available.
A better program would be to have these students in a trade/vocational program so they can learn a skill in order to survive in the real world.
I expect much more of these "feel good" programs with our Current Temporary Resident of the White House in power.
"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants." - John W. Gardner
Friday, December 18, 2009
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the live long day.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them,
At night, or early in the morn'.
The eyes of Texas are upon you,
Till Gabriel blows his horn!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It does not get better than this.
"I know, I know. I'm gonna use good judgement. I haven't lost my temper in forty years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't. The HELL I won't!" George Washington McLintock as played by John Wayne
Some teachers will blow off the 1/2 of classes and allow the students to have the ever popular "free day." I learned many years ago, school should be a preparation for life, and in life, there is no such thing as a "free day." My students will have an assignment and if they choose not to do it, or they choose not to show up for class; it was affect their grade.
Too many educators and parents take the easy way out when it comes to the youth of today. I refuse to do that. It is going to be "my way or the highway" when I have the responsibility that has been trusted to be as an educator.
The ignorance of some people in the world sometimes amaze me. How uneducated and "low class" they are when they feel that they are "entitled" to an opinion on anything and everything, no matter how little education, knowledge, or just plain common sense they have.
Previously, I posted to this forum a short piece on Clint Eastwood and his latest movie, "Invictus." I made some general and specific statements about the movie.
When I read the comments that were posted on that particular piece, the following was posted a comment from "Anonymous."
"You're truly an imbecile. Stop listening to the McCarthyist right wing corporate media. Obama is no socialist and you obviously have no idea what socialism is. Jack ass."
I think this guy is the "Pot calling the Kettle BLACK."
What a MOOK!!!!! One just knows this guy is one of the idiots who is waiting for his free ride, a welfare check, or any one of the numerous things that PBo promised them for their votes and has yet to make good on.
"Ignorance is Bliss." - Thomas Gray
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Below is the plot summary from The Internet Movie Database:
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
I am a sucker for a good inspirational sports movie, but I fear "Invictus
I have NEVER been a fan of Nelson Mandela. He was a terrorist who fought against the established government in South Africa and was imprisoned for his actions.
Apartheid was horrid and unjust, but so was Mandela's socialism, and the atrocious act committed by himself and the African National Congress (ANC) should not be forgotten.
He is anti-American and until July 2, 2008, was listed on the United States' official list of terrorists. The ANC was also listed as a terrorist organization.
"Invictus" was directed by Clint Eastwood. History has shown that Eastwood was a long time conservative but recently has been described as a libertarian. He supported John McCain's bid for the White House, but was sympathetic towards Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency.
In 2006, Eastwood directed two films about the battle of Iwo Jima in World War 2. The first one, "Flags of Our Fathers", focused on the men who raised the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi. The second one, "Letters from Iwo Jima", dealt with the tactics of the Japanese soldiers on the island and the letters they wrote to family members.
Many felt he showed disrespect for the people who fought in World War 2 by humanizing the Japanese in the second film.
As I stated earlier, I hope "Invictus" is not an attempt to further the socialist agenda that is running amok in the United States since the last election.
I hope Eastwood is not going to the Dark Side, but things being the way they are, he could have been a RINO all along, citing his support of McCain and his sympathetic view of Hillary Clinton.
"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands." - Clint Eastwood
I wonder who the third football player is?Below is a video clip from KBMT Channel 12 television in Beaumont.
"The plot thickens." - Unknown
Read the story by clickimg here.
You can click here to see the Google search page.
What about an apology to both President Bushes and Ronald Reagan for all the offensive images of them that are linked on their site?
"What's good for the goose is good for the gander." - Unknown
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Read the story in the Houston Chronicle by clicking here.
IMHO, Bolton (left) and Roundtree (above) sound like a couple of "players" who "believed" they could do as they pleased because they had the skill of catching and/or throwing a football.
I will keep everyone posted on this story.
"The family isn't happy with their daughter being assaulted or with anything surrounding the case, but they're satisfied the system is back on track. It's interesting that this is the second grand jury to hear the facts that occurred more than a year ago. Another grand jury was scheduled to hear the case in September of this year, but because of the inappropriate release of information to the grand jury from the D.A.'s office, that grand jury was denied the opportunity to hear the case. This grand jury heard essentially the same information heard by the previous grand jury. They had the Silsbee P.D. case file. This has been available to the school district and they didn't do one darned thing except yank the cheerleader out of her activities because she protested having to cheer during a basketball game for one of the people accused of sexually assaulting her." - Larry Watts, a Houston-area attorney representing the teen's family in the civil lawsuit filed in Hardin County.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Here is the article:
The Associated Press is digging into possible motives for the shootings. The military has said Hasan was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, but AP reporter Angela K. Brown reports that some family members suggested he was trying avoid serving overseas.Here is a response by a poster named SHunter:
Hasan's relatives who live in the Palestinian territories have said they had heard from family members that Hasan felt mistreated in the Army as a Muslim.
"He told (them) that as a Muslim committed to his prayers he was discriminated against and not treated as is fitting for an officer and American," said Mohammed Malik Hasan, 24, a cousin, told the AP from his home on the outskirts of Ramallah, a Palestinian city north of Jerusalem. "He hired a lawyer to get him a discharge."
Garbage. Absolute freaking garbage. It's almost like they (along with the media's help) are trying to justify what he did. I call BS.And yet another by DAMCMP:
If you are unhappy with deployment, then don't deploy. They can't/won't "force" you to deploy. You may go to jail or something, but they can't "force" you to go. Killing 12 random people and wounding 30 more is in no way any sort of "solution" to that problem.
He was harassed and discriminated against? Sure, it would be ignorant to assume that he never experienced any of that, but haven't we all (yes, including white people)? In fact, it sounds like he was VERY WELL LIKED by a lot of people who were around him, including neighbors and peers... The one reported incident regarding his car being keyed and an Allah bumper-sticker being ripped off resulted in the suspect being arrested. But an isolated incident of harassment/discrimination drove him to killing 12 random people and wounding 30 more?
Absolute GARBAGE. Quit trying to justify what this terrorist did. Yes, that's right, he's a terrorist. That doesn't mean that his religion definitely played a role in this, but it would be very hard to dismiss, given the extreme nature of what he did and his blog post comparing suicide attacks to jumping on a live grenade...
It just sickens me to hear his family and the media try to justify and "make sense" of this terrorist's actions....
as an Army veteran..the job is hard enough without
dumba$$es and foulups and MUSLIMS behind you with a gun......as a Major and a doctor he wasn't facing much hardcore combat...so were all the privates picking on him on the playground? I don't think so....... the Uniform Code Military Justice would not allow for that....
They both make valid points. It is a shame that I cannot use this murderer and his actions as a "teachable moment" in my classes.
The following comments were posted by people.
Why is Obama not at Fort Hood right now? over 40 U.S. Military personel are either wounded or killed on U.S. soil...Obama didn't seem to have a problem appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in September or taking time out of his schedule to drink a beer with a Harvard professor and Cambridge police officer who had a dispute over a local, misdemeanor arrest in July.
fenceSitter had the following reply:
why? does a president need to go? would it not be a distraction. There were enough political grandstanders from our great gov to others running for office. sometimes the best thing is to stay away. the base is in morning. Do you know what it takes for the president to just fly down there
My response to both is as follows:
Why? Why you inquire? Because the act of going to Fort Hood does not benefit him one single bit (or so he thinks). What he does not realize, or doesn’t care, is that as a result of his inaction and insensibility to the troops at Fort Hood, he has lost their vote and support forever. History will view what he did shortly after the attack and his lack of commitment and support to the victims and their families in the hours and days following the attack as the beginning of his downfall. The military, those who have any connection to the military, and their supporters have a VERY LONG memory and THEY VOTE!!!! That one single act of inaction is the beginning of the end of his political career.
Just some food for thought and the opinion of a damn good educator!!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I was leaving school yesterday when I heard the news about the shooting at Fort Hood. I have had a good deal of interaction with the area and its residents for the past 40 years.
It is an area of middle class, conservative values. The people of the area are the kind of people you would want to live in your neighborhood.
To hear that Nidal Malik Hasan walked into the Soldiers’ Readiness Processing Centre on Fort Hood and begin killing soldiers and anyone who got in the way first mad me hurt...then it mad em MAD!!!
There is some discussion and debate of what Hasan's intentions were?
IMHO, there was only one reason for this senseless act!
HASEN IS A TERRORIST!
HASEN HAD BEEN PLANNING THIS!
NOT ONLY IS HE A TERRORIST..HE IS A MUSLIM TERRORIST!
I hope the have the trial of this low-life piece of trash in Texas. I would love to go see this guy put through the ringer.
As always, the main stream media is attempting to placate the liberals. Last night, I had posts and comments that were critical of Hasen and our President removed from the Houston Chronicle's site.
I guess that was because I had the guts to claim that PBo (Barack HUSSEIN Obama) is partially to blame for this act. If he would get off his butt act like a PRESIDENT, then this may have been avoided.
He stated that he was saddened by the incident and we should not jump to conclusions about the shooter.
I can jump to all the conclusions I want...This guy needs to be executed.
I would like to ask PBo how does it feel to have this terrible act happen on his watch, while he failed to act to protect pout country, our citizens, and our military?
If I did make the inquiry, I would expect the same double-talk and triple speak that he has used to get everything he wanted his entire life.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
It will be a collection of quotes I find in the news that are either an outright lie or just plain idiotic.
Today's quote was made by White House budget director Peter Orszag.
"It was critical that we acted to bring the economy back from the brink earlier this year. The president recognizes that we need to put the nation back on a fiscally sustainable path."
This from a lackey of the man who actually took the economy to the brink
Saturday, October 17, 2009
"If I was peace, I'd kick somebody's ass." - Dunlap
Friday, October 16, 2009
My school has been keeping me so busy. Our TAKS scores were not as good as they could have been and the administration is running around; running our asses into the ground to get the scores up.
My response to them is, "You cannot get blood from a turnip!"
My fellow educators and I are working our butts off to do the very best job possible, but when you have students who are more interested in gang banging, sex, drugs and whatever entitlements they feel they deserve from the government, people who care cannot do much more than they already do.
We are fighting a culture that does not value education and in such a venue, immediate gratification is what they want; what they demand; what they expect.
In any case, I am back to posting whenever I can get my head above water.
My Lovely Bride and I commented the other day that retirement looks mighty good right now.
Time will only tell.
"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!
We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.
It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."
Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.
I want you to get mad!
I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.
All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.
You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"
So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!!" - Howard Beale in the movie "Network" -
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Karen Carpenter came on and all we could think about was "what a waste of such a God-given talent." Why did not someone figure out the pain and suffering she was going through and attempt to help her?
We then began to think about others female singers from the same era who had the BEST voices. We agreed on four of them and had a disagreement on the fifth.
Here is the list in no particular order.
My wife's fifth pick was Cher. I do not agree with her on that selection. IMHO, Cher sang the same type of song with the same kind of voice; really not very much range.
My fifth pick was Linda Ronstadt. She had a voice that put one in the mood (if you know what I mean). When she made the switch over to Latin themed songs, one could still feel the "power" of her voice.
Let us know what you think.
“We came out right in the middle of the hard-rock period... it was hard-rock everywhere! But we were ready to make our music, you know? And it was such a turnaround, I guess it caught people by surprise.” - Karen Carpenter
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951. Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks without explanation.
He then went to Camp Gordon for training in the Military Police Corps. In June 1952, he was assigned to the honor guard at SHAPE headquarters in Paris.
His father's political connections ensured he was not deployed to the ongoing Korean War. He was discharged in March 1953 as a private first class.
As a result, he IS eligible to be buried in Arlington, even if he did have a military career of less than 2 years. In any case, those are the rules and he has the right to be buries there.
"I STAND CORRECTED." - Texas Truth
This will be year 32 (33 if you count student teaching) for Texas Truth. One third of a century. That is a long time in the classroom.
Well, on to other things.
Ted Kennedy died yesterday. It is always a tragic occurrence when someone dies, especially from cancer.
But what concerns me about all the tributes to Kennedy is what happened 40 years ago. A young woman died in a overturned car submerged in water. That woman was Mary Jo Kopechne.
Belief what you will. I have a definite opinion of Ted Kennedy and his involved in the accident. If you have read any of my posts on this forum, I think you KNOW what I feel about this man.
In another related matter. WHAT give Kennedy the right to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery?
"Murder is always a mistake - one should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner" - Oscar Wilde
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"Who wants chower?" - Lois Griffin
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The democrats' "powers that be" are thinking of trashing the concept of town hall meetings, according to the Wall Street Journal.
They have been holding town hall meetings in an effort to build support for healthcare-reform legislation, but opponents have been attending the events and voicing their opposition.
As a result, democrats are reconsidering the town hall format for alternatives such as audio conferences and invitation-only small-group meetings.
Click here to read the article.
"Democrats used scare tactics, ... They have no convictions, they have no principles, no ideas." - Bill Frist
Thursday, August 6, 2009
It describes what a jerk President Jimmy Carter was/is. I had the opportunity to meet Carter 20 years ago and of course, I went. He was doing a book signing in Houston and My Lovely Bride and I went to get books signed. After all, he was a President of the United States and autographed copies of his books would be nice additions to our library. In addition, autographed books by a President would command a nice price if we ever decided to sell them.
I had always had my doubts about Carter. My impression was, as still is, that he was a phony. When he did the Playboy interview in 1976, he made a statement of which I will use a my quote for this post. Said quote just reinforces the fact that liberal democrats are a bunch of crazy, self absorbed lunatics.
I am going to get Kessler's book today. It will make a nice read before I go back to school.
"Because I'm just human and I'm tempted and Christ set some almost impossible standards for us. The Bible says, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Christ said, I tell you that anyone who looks on a woman with lust has in his heart already committed adultery. I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.... This is something that God recognizes, that I will do and have done, and God forgives me for it. But that doesn't mean that I condemn someone who not only looks on a woman with lust but who leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock. Christ says, don't consider yourself better than someone else because one guy screws a whole bunch of women while the other guy is loyal to his wife. The guy who's loyal to his wife ought not to be condescending or proud because of the relative degree of sinfulness." - Jimmy Carter.
My Lovely Bride had stayed there, with a friend from back east, earlier this summer. I told her we needed to get away for a few days, so away we went.
While we were there, I picked up on a radio station that plays the best music. It is KHLA-FM 92.9 "The Lake". It plays songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s that I have not heard in a long time.
Their website is here. They do broadcast on the Internet, so I think they may be my new choice for listening when I am on the computer. It is too bad I cannot pick them up back in Texas.
Check it out. I think you may like it. Again, their website is here.
"I used to rock 'n roll all night and party everyday. Then it was every other day. Now I'm lucky if I can find half an hour a week in which to get funky." - Homer Simpson
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We had third row seats and had the best time that we have had in years.
We both shot video and photos from the event. I will post some of the as soon as we get back from our short vacation to Louisiana.
"Saddle up. We're burning daylight." - John Wayne in "The Cowboys"
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The fact is that I have been busy and really needed a break from blogging. This country and the issues that surround it are spinning out of control and I just needed a break.
However, I am back and ready to expound my views on the issues that effect the world. I am refreshed and ready to go.
Today, actually this morning, I was reading DrudgeReport and found an article posted with the image to the below. I really like this image. It resonates with the theme that most of us feel about The Current Temporary Resident of the White House.
I say more power to the people that post such things. Imagesm some much worse than this, were published and posted about President George W. Bush during his eight years in office and few, if any on the left raised objection.
There was a quote with the article by Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.
"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery. It is mean-spirited and dangerous."
Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.
Why should the person reveal his of her identity? Just to be ridiculed and attacked by the left and The Boy Wonder's brown shirts.
I THINK NOT!!!
More people are getting upset with Little Barry Sortoro and his administration. The lights are dimming and perhaps a quote from football great Don Meredith may become true sooner than we think.
"Turn out the lights. The party's over."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I am sorry. I do not know if I could go if I was in Crowley's shoes unless The Boy Wonder gave me a personal, public apology.
This might be a chance for the public to see just how PBo is?
"Weather permitting they'll probably sit at the picnic table, behind the Oval Office." - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
How in the HELL are they going to enforce that?
Read the story in the Houston Chronicle here.
"It's a response to an issue that principals brought up. A girlfriend sends a picture to a boyfriend, who sends it to a friend, and pretty soon it's all over the school. To the extent it's an issue. We want to put kids on notice we're not going to tolerate it." - Hans Graff, Houston ISD's assistant general counsel.
Monday, July 13, 2009
"Jon Voight is an extraordinarily intelligent man. Great points. Now Obama is trying to push his socialized health care by the end of week through congress. Who the hell is this man?" - ilaglobal (a poster on YouTube)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"What the hell kind of job is that?" - Jackie Broyles
Thursday, July 9, 2009
"HEHEHEHE...She confused ya, did she?" - Jackie Broyles
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
How stupid can he be?
"The future does not belong to those who gather armies on a field of battle or bury missiles in the ground."
Further searching and I found he is writing columns for various publications. I found one he had written for the Waco Tribune Herald. I have the link here.
The interesting thing is a list of what he believes. I have posted it below. Please let me know what YOU think.
He certainly has a way of putting things. I would LOVE to see him run for office. After all, we could use someone in Washington to take Al Franken down a few notches.
* We know that hunting, fishing and trapping are perfect.
* We know that to keep and bear arms is an individual, God-given right.
* We know that "keep" means "it's mine, you can't have it," and that "bear" means "I've got it right here on me."
* We know what "shall not be infringed" means.
* We know all too well that "gun-free zones" are a guaranteed recipe for disaster.
* We know that the current system of over-taxation cripples entrepreneurs and small businesses while rewarding the most slovenly amongst us.
* We know that upon the death of a loved family member, the government has no rational right to one red cent of our families' after-tax savings.
* We know that the IRS is a joke.
* We know that throwing money at our failed education system will make it worse.
* We know that the current system of testing students is counterproductive to actually teaching them.
* We know that violent criminals should never be let out of their cages.
* We know that child predators should be put to death.
* We know that you cannot live the American Dream without speaking English. Properly.
* We know that generations of welfare brats are slaves to soulless policies.
* We know that Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a racist.
* We know that David Koresh was loony, but the government was guilty of criminal acts against its citizens in how its agents dealt with him.
* We know that ethanol is a joke.
* We know that Willie Nelson is stoned.
* We know America is doomed if we don't secure our borders from illegal invaders.
* We know that Hillary and Obama have made it clear they want to ruin America.
* We don't know what the hell John McCain wants to do.
* We know what "Don't Tread on Me" means.
The article ended with the following statement:
God bless America and God bless Texas. Ted Nugent loves you.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
“You have to wonder if Obama is just trying to lay a foundation for not being a hypocrite when he tries to serve beyond 2016. I wouldn't be at all surprised if in the next number of years there is a move on the 22nd Amendment.”
This would not surprise me one bit. Click here to read the story on Newsmax.com.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Watch the video below and tell me what you think.
I never thought I would actually like something that came out of Helen Thomas' mouth.
Of course, the more Gibbs uses that left-wing, liberal snotty, “I’m smarter than you” attitude on the press, the more they’re going to go after him and Little Barry Soetoro.
"I don't have to e mail it. I can tell you right now what I want to say." - Helen Thomas
Obama comforts cancer patient at town hall meeting
© 2009 The Associated Press
July 1, 2009, 1:04PM
ANNANDALE, Va. — President Barack Obama hugged a woman who told him at a town hall meeting she has cancer but no way to pay her expenses.
Obama said the woman, identified as "Debbie," is a "perfect example" of someone who has gotten caught up and is lost in a broken health care system. He said "she's not getting the best care" and called her "Exhibit A" in the case he's trying to make for a new system.
She had stood up at the forum at Northern Virginia Community College to say she wasn't sure she could get across her message, and then did so, although haltingly at times. Obama asked her to step over and he gave her a hug and said his administration would do what it could to help.
One just knows this was a plant. I would like to know her full name and have her background checked out. I wonder if this will be like the woman who said she could not make her house payment and The Boy Wonder stated he would help (then did nothing). In fact, it was a Republican who helped the woman in the end.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is a 1949 western film directed by John Ford and was the second of Ford's trilogy of films focusing on the US Cavalry, the other two films being Fort Apache (1948) and Rio Grande (1950).
With a budget of $1.6 million, the film was one of the most expensive westerns of the time, but became a major hit for RKO and remains a popular classic today.
"That ain't my department." - Ben Johnson as Sgt. Tyree
Friday, June 26, 2009
It would be great if we, as educators, were allowed to use such methods to get the job done in the classroom. Sometimes using PC methods only results in further problems. After all, most of MY generation was raised like this, and we didn't turn out half bad.
"Trying don't get it done." - John Wayne in the movie "The Cowboys"
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"You know what sort of dirty, perveted, unspeakable things they do in Argentina, don't ya?...SEX!" - Jackie Broyles
Monday, June 22, 2009
To the right of the previous sign was this:
Below shows how the were together on the same external wall of the building.
We made the block to see what the building was. It turned out to be a campaign headquarters for Gene Locke for Mayor. He is running for mayor of Houston. The thing that caught my eye was the the signs did not have the weather beaten look of signs that had been up since before the election. In fact, they looked almost new.
I wondered about how Obamamania has overtaken the country and people using him and his image for every imaginable thing. As I have stated numerous times in the past, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (aka Little Barry Soetoro, Oprah's Love Child, The Boy Wonder, BO, The Big ZERO, P Bo. The Cult Leader) is a rock star, not a POTUS. Could you imagine if a poster of either President Bush or Ronald Reagan was on the side of a building such as the above photos? They would have been defaced within hours.
People have been caught up in Obamamania since way before the election and it is taking this country right down the toilet and I have not even addressed Tony Hawk skateboarding in down a hall of the White House.
"...a person with the indisputable intellect necessary to comprehend the complexities of the international crisis . . . a person with the persuasive prowess to be able to engender the symbiosis between the masses and the classes." - Democrat Congressman Gene Green talking about Gene Locke