Sunday, July 20, 2014

Well, that was nice.

I often listen to The Inside Outside Guys.
I haven't talked to them in a year or so.
Today I dropped Scherie off at the dry cleaners and turned the radio on.
They started talking about a guy they know that owns and charters the largest catamaran on the Great Lakes, The Nauticat.
Two free tickets to go on it to the first caller who could tell them where the London Bridge is.
I have those tickets.
I did not have to google it.
We had a nice chat about my family room remodel, besides.
They wondered why I hadn't called in a while, thinking the IRS or the EPA or the NSA had gotten me.

So we get to ride on this:

After we spend the night here again:

Scherie and I stayed here once before (just before the crash) and the owners are wonderful people.
I am so looking forward to this.

Lake Havasu, Arizona, by the way.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why is Obama Destroying America?

I was on Bill Bennett this morning and we talked for about 15 minutes on the topic:
Why is Obama Destroying America?

I did not convince him, I hope I influenced his thinking, but 3 million other people were listening.
And I managed to get off every point I had hoped to.

I'd appreciate comments on the conversation.

Pascal Fervor had asked me to wake him in LA yesterday if I thought I was going to be on, but my comment did not fit the format and was only referred to since I had dropped the call.
So I did not wake him again today :).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Be Literate, Read the Bible!

An interesting thing happened in my office Friday and I was going to blog it, but then I called it in to
The American Dream and you get to listen instead.
I left in the lead-in that led to my call about half way through.

My point in general was that the bible is/was a culural touchstone, a reference point for great works of literature and even conversation.
It's like a code-book, that if one is not familiar with, one loses the meaning of the message.
Perhaps in future persecution, Christians will not draw a fish in the sand with their toe to self-identify to others they suspect of being Christian, but instead quote obsure passages of scripture.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Surrender Costco!

Saw that Costco was pulling America, by Dinesh, so I emailed them on what a bad idea that was.
Me and a ton of other people I'll bet.

Understand you've pulled Dinesh D'souza's book America.
Understand, you loose a lot of business like that.
First from the profits not earned on selling the book.
Second form all the memberships lapsing in protest.
Facebook travels fast.

Dear Ed,

Thank you for your e-mail to Costco Wholesale.

Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book "America: Imagine the World Without Her", beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book.

Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can't carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.

After we made the return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book.

Thank you,

Holly V
Member Service Center
Costco Wholesale Corporation

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We Don't Need a Tea Party

I just watched America by Dinesh D'Souza.
I am convinced we no longer need a Tea Party.
We need a Continental Army.

I did not know about the Alinsky/Frank Nitti connection until today.
Silly me.

This was so much better than 2016.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Let's be more European! (not)

Pictured is a roundabout.
They are popping up around the Soviet Republic of Ann Arbor.
It is obviously a flawed plan.
Like socialism, another European import to Ann Arbor.
To the left (west) is Ann Arbor.
Leaving Ann Arbor on Geddes in the evening is a long string of cars.
Pity anybody trying to enter the eastmost roundabout from the south.
There won't be a break in traffic til about 7pm.
There is no traffic signal to give a break in traffic.

There was never a vote taken, asking whether we thought it would be a good idea.
Our "betters" know better.
They are popping up around the Soviet Republic of Ann Arbor.
Like socialism, another European import to Ann Arbor.

Another European import is soccer. We don't have enough sports here?
One of the reasons that I do not like soccer, is that I actually heard people say in the 70's that America was out of touch with the rest of the world because soccer wasn't as popular here as in major European cities where large crowds of "hooligans" would gather from England to riot during the World Cup.

I heard of a t-shirt on sale at the World Cup.
America: Two Time World War Champion!

I like that.