Day by Day

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Retirement?

Is retirement as we know it dead, as Insty links to? 

Personally I think that "retirement as we know it" never existed in the first place.  The idea that one day you could stop working, and then carry on your life as if you still had that same income stream hitting your bank account, has always struck me as foolish and not workable.  I mean, if you stop working, where's all that money come from?  Most pensions only paid out 50% of your previous income.  Social Security might give you 25% of what you were making, and I won't have Social Security when I retire, it'll be gone.  So tell me exactly where and how all these boomers were going to live out their dream of not working but spending money as if they had two incomes?  It couldn't happen, and it wasn't going to happen.  My father, who is one of the smartest investors I know of, could probably actually RETIRE-retire right now if he wanted to, but he's been investing on his own since the early Sixties and he doesn't rely on Social Security to pay his bills.  How many retirees can say the same?

My retirement is going to involve working somewhere, somehow, even if it's my own business.  I don't see myself able to quit working.  Ain't gonna happen. 

I think that "retirement as we know it" has always been a pipe dream.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quote of the Day, OO LOOK SHINY edition

"Remember, it's only called ADD if it's undesirable.  Otherwise it's called 'multi-tasking'"

The Ragin' Mrs. just spit that out a couple of minutes ago.  I damn near laughed my butt off the couch.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

*facepalm*

Gutless, feckless, mindless, brainless, honor-less.....

Obama couldn't give a shit about the military unless he's using them for a photo op.  Period. 

America's Arab Spring

You would think 14 terror attacks in America in just 4 months would be news?

Nope... nothing to see here but 'random acts' by 'mentally unstable' individuals with 'no ties to international terrorism.'

Every terrorist act prevented is a defeat because the apologists immediately claim that terrorist would not have committed the crime and was 'entrapped'.

Every successful terrorist attack is a defeat because the apologists claim it is a 'response' by powerless victims no matter how absurd those claims might be.

So Obama gave a speech

I was working.  So fuck him and his speech, I'm damned if I want to see that brainless fucking dipstick read from a TelePrompTer like every other speech he gives that doesn't devolve into the stuttering jackassitude of Obama when someone isn't feeding him his script.  Want to read it?  It's here.  Bottom line is he's drawing down troops in Afghanistan.

That would be Afghanistan, as in the war he claimed for years that we needed to win.  After all, Iraq was just a distraction from Afghanistan, right?  Afghanistan was the good war, the necessary war.  And now he's doing the standard Democrat American Communist Party tactic of surrender, retreat, run away, capitulate, and claim victory.  Obama the gutless fucking punk is just following his surrender-monkey script, like a good little drone.

Mark my words - if we actually draw down and leave Afghanistan, you will see horror stories come out of that country that would make the current situation there seem like a summer of happy fun love and snuggly puppies.  Remember what I said earlier?  Afghanistan will take GENERATIONS to stabilize and get to the point where it can stand on it's own. 

If we pull out before that point, we'll have to go back in, and the cost in blood will be ten times greater.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Even if we win

in 2012, and 2014, and 2016, and 2018 and so on and so forth, even if we put in a solid, conservative super-majority for decades to come....

This is still gonna hurt like hell.

This country is fucked up so badly that there is no easy fix.  No simple cure.  Were we a patient in a hospital, we would be the grossly obese blob with MRSA infections under several of our multiple folds of flab, and it's severe enough that we need not just antibiotics but hundreds of pounds of flesh cut away to get rid of the rot.

I'd also like to point out that the shock to the body from doing that can kill a person rather easily if things go wrong.

Tighten your belt and buckle up, folks.

Jon Huntsman

Yeah, um......  no.

He's like McCain, only worse, if that's possible.  Naturally the media loves him, because there's no way in hell he can win.  So the media is going to push Huntsman on us time and time again.  And we must tell them "Hell No!" time and time again.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quote of the Day, Damn Skippy Edition

You may have already seen it, but it needs to be repeated again and again:


“What Ziegler and those who agree with him need to understand is that the MSM doesn’t intend to let anyone beat Barack Obama. They intend to pull a ‘Palin’ — to decimate and salt the earth behind — whoever threatens the re-election of Their Precious One. Barack Obama is a failed president. Period. If 2012 is what it should be — a referendum on the incumbent — he loses in a landslide. Therefore, the White House and their MSM allies intend to do everything they can to ensure 2012 is all about toxifying the GOP nominee — regardless of who it is — into someone who cannot be elected. Anyone who thinks the MSM will take it easier on a nominee not named Palin hasn’t been paying attention.
“The bottom line is that whoever our candidate is, beating Obama is not the existential problem — our candidate must beat the media, and other than Newt Gingrich (a victim of unforced errors), there’s not a single announced or potential Republican candidate who’s dealt with a tenth of what Obama’s MSM Palace Guards intend to hurl their way — except Sarah Palin. And not only has the Governor survived this unprecedented onslaught, but the past few months have shown that she understands this threat and is actively and effectively working on ways to overcome it.”

 It's not enough to beat Obama - that bumbling bumblefuck beat himself back in 2008.  So why did he win?  The Media, aka the propaganda wing of the Democrat American Communist Party, made damn good and sure that they savaged McCain (who was the worst possible nominee and candidate for the GOP) and Palin, who America actually responded to.  The media's answer was to trash Sarah Palin from the start, even though she's smarter than Obama, better spoken than Obama who needs every word fed to him from a TelePromTer, and more experienced than Obama.

Anyone who's going to be all kissy-kissy with the media is going to have his or her ass handed to them night after night during the election.  We need a candidate who will throw the media bias back in their teeth and go around them.  Kinda like Palin has been doing for the past couple of years.  Hmmmmmm.....

At your service, Sir!

I’ll leave the name calling to others, but it does not reflect well on Netroots Nation that it is so scared of right-bloggers that it feels forced to flee to a small market and enter into non-compete clauses with convention authorities and hotels.

 Well let me step on up and do the name calling!

Those gutless, sniveling pieces of dog shit can't handle their Marxian religion being forced to face the harsh light of reality, so they do what good Liberals do whenever they're faced with a challenge that they can't lie their way out of - RUN AWAY!  RUN AWAY!  SURRENDER AND RUN AWAY!

Those anti-freedom scum sucking pussies know that they can't hold their own in a debate.  They can't hold up anything worth supporting or defending.  Their entire history is one of failure, despair, and lies.  AND THEY KNOW THIS.  So rather than support or defend their ideology, they run away to ensure that they are only speaking into an echo chamber, a comforting room of self-deluding idiots and myrmidons who never have to defend their record of miserable failure and poverty.

And take a look at the tweet by that gutless fucking pussified anal wart, Raven Brooks.  Two words?  Another fine product of the publik skool edjukayshun sistim.  Spineless and stupid - no wonder he's a Democrat American Communist Party member.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Obama OK without a budget?

Really?  FUCKING REALLY???????

President Barack Obama’s former deputy press secretary Bill Burton said last night on Fox News Sunday the nation is “doing OK” without a budget. How’s that? He explains: “Nothing is shutting down.”

GAH!  GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!  YOU FUCKING POLTROON!  YOU FUCKING IDIOTIC PIECE OF CRAP!  YOU EMPTY-HEADED WORTHLESS FUCKING MORON!  YOU SHIT-FOR-BRAINS PARASITE!

I have had to deal with the Democrat's complete and total abdication of responsibility, i.e. NO FUCKING BUDGET for the past NINE FUCKING MONTHS trying to operate a section and a mission while only getting a FRACTION of what my costs are because we've been operating under the Continuing Resolution Agreement, or the effects thereof, and this stupid ignorant anal wart is trying to say that we're OK without a budget?????

Well doesn't that just explain how FUCKED WE ARE as a country!  Doesn't that just explain why the Obama team thinks that unemployment, a sinking economy and a debt that will bankrupt us is just A-O-FUCKING-KAY!  Maybe if we had people in the White House who actually understood what a fucking budget was and what a fucking budget is needed for we wouldn't be sitting here faced with the prospect of this country DEFAULTING ON OUR FUCKING DEBT!  Maybe if we had people in the Oval Office who had ever done a job that WAS NOT another government paycheck we wouldn't be looking at MORE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT!

GOOD GOD WHAT THE FUCK ARE THESE PEOPLE SMOKING?!?!?!?!  WHAT THE FUCK!  WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?!?!??!  WE WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITH A DROP-OUT FROM A COMMUNITY COLLEGE SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE RATHER THAN THIS CURRENT CROP OF CLUSTERFUCK COMMUNISTS!

Fuck Obama with a government spreadsheet a mile wide.  Fuck Bill Burton with a Bankruptcy-boner the size of the Empire State Building, soon to be re-named "Wang's House of Imperialism" after it gets sold to pay the bills.  And fuck the entire Obama team with the economic fury of John Holmes after a three day bender of cocaine and Viagra.  Fuck them all.  Fuck them strait to their Marxist hell.

For the love of God, I don't know if the country can survive the sheer ignorance, incompetence, narcissism and greed of Obama and his cronies.

In my ear



I know I've posted this before, but it's worth listening to again.

Thunderstorms

I took leave this week to work on the house, which normally means I can go running during the day instead of at the butt-crack of dawn.  But we've got some more of those thunderstorms blowing through right now, which puts the jogging on hold.

The dog is most upset.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quote of the day, Gender Wars edition

From the comments to this post:

The women's way to commemorate 9/11 is to have a "memorial foundation" that employs a bunch of well-paid (mostly women) people, and gets into all the grief and understanding and healing stuff.
The men's way to commemorate that event would have been to rebuild the Twin Towers in record time, put up a plaque for the dead, and kill those reponsible for the tragedy.
The difference between men and women, right there. 





By the way, it's Father's Day.  Call your dad!

How Great Thou Art

Growing up, I never took much notice of thunderstorms.  Living in a rather mountainous region, lighting was an up-and-down kind of event.  It wasn't until I was around 18 or 19 that I saw a truly great thunderstorm, with lighting arcing from one side of the sky to another.

Thunderstorms in Wisconsin are something else altogether.  It's like God is putting on a percussion and light show, using the sky as his stage.  So as I was standing outside last night, this song kept running through my head.  This is one of the best arrangements I've heard.  Enjoy.