Going Galt?

I just heard (via local TV news) that Strattons, a wonderful 1950’s-style diner located in Ashland City, Tennessee is selling-out to Walgreeens. Now I can’t blame Walgreens for buying it – it’s a great location – nor can I really blame the owners for selling, since the news is they got a great deal.

Nope, I don’t really blame anyone. Except, I wonder . . . did the growing unfriendly attitude towards business by the current administration (Obamacare, higher taxes, more regulation, destroying the economy with “stimulus”, etc.) have something to do with their decision?

Only the owners know for sure, but I do know that if I owned a small business, I certainly would give those factors some heavy thought in making my decision to sell.  A decision they’ve evidently faced several times over the years, as this is not their first offer for what is, as I said, a prime business location.

Well, a lot of folks voted for hope and change in this past election.  Many of them living in this area, it being heavily Democrat.  And no doubt many of them Stratton’s customers.  I wonder if this is the change they hoped for?

On a personal note, I’m seriously thinking of opening my own small business in a few years.  I wonder how things will be then?

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The New Pro-Choice Bart Stupak

Just gave us Obamcare by selling his pro-life credentials to the devil for nothing more than a bullshit promise from Obama in the form of an executive order that is worthless in the face of, you know, an actual law. Here’s hoping the voters in his district boot his ass out so he can take a lobbying job with Planned Parenthood or something.

Stole the post from Ace, hope he doesn’t mind.

UPDATE:

Stupak paid off? Who knows, but what a coincidence.

Also, was he called a baby killer? Hey, if the shoe fits.

No Shit

Tell us something we didn’t know.

“In a private meeting with House progressives, President Obama said that this bill is just a foundation for future reform, and could pave the way for a later push for the public option and even single-payer systems at the state-level.”

It’s also the foundation for a socialist America, which is what Barry wants since he is a fricken socialist.

Via The Corner.

Who Likes Short Shorts? I Like Short Shorts

1. As I have said repeatedly, man made global warming does not exist (at least compared to the normal warming process of the Earth due to sunspot activity among other things). Well, it seems Global WarmingGate proves this. Or at least proves that the some of the most important scientists pushing it were lying about it. Fortunately we found out in time to stop Cap and Trade, but not in time to stop Al Gore from making millions off of it.

2. “Nobody smart in American politics messes with the Scouts. Boy or Girl Scouts.” So very true.

2. Double your pleasure, double your Sarah Palin fun. Ill take one, or two, please.

4. No more breast exams for Mama. A song by Jim Treacher.

5. Eighty-one percent think their personal health care is good or excellent. And yet the Dems will not stop trying to ruin it. WTF Jimmy?!

6. She may be easy, but she ain’t cheap. Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is bought-off with $300 million to vote for the Dems health care debacle. Eh, well, she IS from Louisiana so why be surprised.

7. Found a new blog. I like it.

8. A little late but here’s another reason to like Fridays.

9. White people continue the long-standing tradition of ignoring the wishes of American Indians. In this case it is leftist politically correct elitists, but the arrogance is the same.

10. Men treat their friends better than women do. I’ve seen this again and again over the years. Women are very unfriendly friends to each other.

11. Ali Barbie. Why not just put one of your old Barbies in one of them zip-up beer holders?

12. These look like they could be painful if you aren’t careful. Via Mostly Safe for Work.

Photo via Theo.

It’s Cold Out Today, So Here’s Something To Keep You Warm

Bonus

Had a busy weekend here. First the neighbor’s annual Halloween party which, as usual, resulted in me staggering home after drinking way to much. Fortunately it’s only about 150 feet to my house so in 11 years I’ve never gotten lost.

Then Saturday night was Trick or Treating and I stayed home while loving wife and some other loving wives took the kids out for the great candy search. I gave out candy and, unlike prior years, was very busy, getting up and down from the couch. We had about 50 kids I guess which may not sound like much but was about 40 more than we usually have. They kept interrupting Beowulf though which annoyed me.

Sunday I mowed our grass leaves and got the yard spiffy for the coming winter. I’ll have to mow them again though as we still have a ton of trees that don’t seem to want to let go just yet.

What else?

Let’s see.

Obama is tanking in the polls, faster than the Titans are dropping in the standings. Yeah, yeah, they beat Jacksonville, but big wow. Any Given Sunday and all that. They still suck.

Speaking of Obama tanking, here’s a great line about his whining about, well, everything and everybody.

Obama’s skin was any thinner, he’d have a reservoir tip on the top of his head.

I think all the guys will get that, not sure about the gals.

What else?

If you tax them they will leave What is so fricken hard to understand about that?

Hmmm.

Oh yes . . .

Boobies getting squeezed on TV. No, it’s not the Playboy Channel. It’s a breast-cancer self-exam awareness thing. That’s good, but really shouldn’t they show it on a network that has actual viewers like, say, Fox? Or the Playboy Channel.

Funny joke.

Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man’s heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally???

Ever wonder why?

It’s because she smells like a new golf bag.

I don’t golf, so maybe it just reminds me of the rich Corinthian leather in new cars.

Speaking of Trick or Treaters, people seem surprised that the kids were saying thank you. My brother in law said the same thing on his Facebook page and I noticed that all the kids visiting my house were polite too. Thing is, they always have been at my house and I figured it was just the way things were in the South which is where my brother in law and I both live, although different parts.

Oh, and speaking of Halloween. I went to the party as a doctor with real lab coat and dark grey scrubs and black long-sleeved mock turtleneck t-shirt. Loving wife said it was my attempt to be Dr. McDreamy from that moronic Grey’s Anatomy show. As if. If I were going to be a doctor it would be Dr. Cox from Scrubs. Mostly for the name, but also because he is funnier than hell.

No, it was my being “Dr. Kevorkian, End of Life Therapist,” with the words and the Obamacare emblem expertly sewn on the coat by loving wife.

I was a hit at the party . . . with conservatives . . . and I annoyed several liberals which was an added bonus.

Well, that’s it.  See ya later.

Oh, hat-tip to Theo for the beach pic.

Catching Up

Bonus

After much research I’ve discovered that I have more hits when I actually post things instead of leaving days and even a week between posts.  I’m not sure if other bloggers have encountered this phenomenon but it seems to be a consistent pattern. No posts = no readers. Some posts = some readers. One post that gets linked to a fairly big blog (which happened to me recently) = a crap load of readers who, unfortunately, only stay for a moment and then never return.

Anyway, that’s my lame way of saying I am sorry for not posting and should do more of it, but fact is I may be the only government employee that seems to be overworked these days.  Not that I’m complaining. I am lucky to have a good job.  And I thank my lucky star every day that I chose wisely back when I left the Air Force and went this route instead of buying into that GM dealership that everyone told me was such a choice deal.  And believe me I know that I have an obligation to work hard and smart to earn my pay which is funded by lovely taxpayers like you – and me cause I pay taxes too.

(Actually all the people I work with are both hard and smart workers, but then again maybe I just got lucky.)

But work is no excuse.  Nor is family life which has thrown me a couple of loops lately that I am dealing with but which still take some time and energy from my already busy day.

Still, finding things to post about is harder and harder these days.  Politics?  It’s all depressing, save for watching the left make total asses of themselves. That’s amusing. Sometimes knee-slapping funny.  But when you think of the damage they are doing to this country – moving it towards bankruptcy and socialism, restricting free speech, criminally weakening our national defense – well, you just end-up collapsing on the floor with your bottle of gin crying through tears.

But anyway . . .

Aren’t you glad “balloon boy” is safe so he can do stuff like this? (Although technically he isn’t balloon boy because he never got in the fricken balloon.  He’s “hiding in the attic boy,” the little wuss.)

His parents must be so proud.

Sadly, they probably are. Seriously A “Wife Swap” family? I hate that show. If you’re going to wife swap go the whole nine-yards and get some action going, don’t just have them changing the rules about what kind of laundry detergent to use.

BTW, I don’t know if the parents rigged this or not, but they certainly created a circus atmosphere that would give the kids the idea to do it, don’t you think?

Let’s see, what else?

Obamacare? We’re about to be screwed, and that RINO from Maine is not helping matters, is she? All because she wants to help bail-out Maine’s own bankrupt public health care system. Selfish woman.

Tennessee’s public health plan sucked too until our Democrat governor trimmed it back. Glad I voted for him by the way.

What else? The global warming threat seems about over, which is a good thing. Now if the Al Gore threat would just fade away as well.

Oh, and while Obama may be the favorite of the Norwegians, he’s not so hot at home now what with only 43% of Americans willing to vote for him now. Too bad it took so much damage to our nation to convince those morons who did vote for him. Some remained unconvinced though, but I’m pretty sure the $4000 bump in insurance premiums and higher taxes for public health care will wipe out most of that. The rest, well, they’re brain-dead anyway.

BTW, Sarah Palin is so fricken good. Not only was she qualified to be VP, she’d be doing a gazillion times better than Barry as president. And she has a decent chance at that in 2012, although she will face a tremendous misogynist assault by the liberal media and the despicable left.

Well, that’s it, I gotta head to work. But before I go I will leave you with this music appreciation photo below which I stole from Theo along with the one up above.

drums

Don’t for a moment think I wouldn’t play those bongos.

The Things You Don’t Say To Your Wife

A song.

Added bonus.

The government can.


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