Wednesday, December 26, 2007

So i was waiting on my flight, when suddenly...


'Twas the day after Christmas, and the Pain-Man is stuck for 6 hours at Pittsburgh International until his flight to San Jose via Phoenix takes off......, 6 hours! That's what happens when your Beechcraft out of Franklin, PA breaks down and you jump on a commuter bus hoping to make your flight...., and you're 15 minutes late. Dammit! As good a time as any to post since all the books at the Hudson News stand looked un-appetizing to my dome at the moment.


Just some general observations ....


The Primaries: I called for Giuliani / Huckabee to win the whole thing back in the spring (I love harping about that), but I think I may have gotten it backwards. Its funny that all Howitzers have flung from Romney to Huck. Let's see if the Media things he is a "nice" guy now that his is the Alpha Dog. Do I still stand by my prediction?... Yep. I'm riding the Giuliani pony up until he impales himself in Florida, then I will mount the Ron Paul horse just for my own amusement. I'm writing myself in as a candidate, in case you were wondering.....


Christmas: As a religious agnostic, I have no problems with America's Judeo-Christian ethos, none. Is a matter of fact I love saying "Merry Christmas" and all the pleasantries that come with the holidays. I especially love saying it in California, where the word has been non grata for years now. My progressive friends get anal-cramps every time I say it (sorry for the visual), but screw 'em. My reason is simple. Some traditions are just good ol' American Apple Pie stuff and though you may not agree in principle with some of them, is it hurtful in any way to wish somebody a merry day in the time we celebrate the birth of a guy who -at the very least-, was a good man and tried to be a good example to us all? Shit, if someone wished me Happy Ramadan or Beelzebub day I would grin widely and say, "back at 'cha"! Yeah, I heard Romney's speech, and yes, I think it was inspiring, beautifully spoken, and a great illustration of what makes this country un-governable at times. So what! I don't believe in the day of the dead, but I celebrate Halloween. Besides, Isn't the new year something conjured up by the Judeo-Roman calendar way back when? Was it not influenced by religion? Why don't we have a problem with that too? If we start cherry-picking the crap we are not happy with then I really hope there is a God to save us from our own politically-correct sorry asses.


NFL Football: I hate New England. There is nothing to love them for, nothing. In spite of the magnanimous way Brady carries himself, Moss is a dropped-pass away from imploding, Belichik has the charm of a Rhino, and the uniforms themselves are stupid. That having been said, if they do roll over everybody, then they HAVE to be mentioned as the best team ever. Best dynasty? maybe they are getting close to that too, but you gotta' give them their props. And curse Baltimore for calling that bone-head time-out at the end of that game....they had them on the ropes, the bastards!


Local Politics: Things move slowly at the local level, at least that has been my experience with my new targeting of my own backyard issues. Its not that you need any more grease to be heard, its that you need the grease AND timing. Local politics is very chummy, and if you are a newcomer to your town then you are screwed because nobody knows you, trusts you or gives a shit about how altruistic your intentions are. So I'm motoring on, with nothing more to report other than the fact that it is amazing the differences are between your home-town news rag, and the national one. Much more transparent, full of caffeine, and yet utterly digestible.

(Hang on ... gotta' get my 2nd can of Red Bull....)


2008 Resolutions: ... ha! Like I kept half of my 2007 ones...

1. Take my Harley down California highway 101 to Santa Barbara and snap 1 photograph of every mile of coastline. Then post it so that you know why I call this God's country (see? I can say God....!)

2. Finally record a CD of covers. Yes, grab 12 of my favorite tunes, remix them on my laptop, re-record the vocals, and print them out under the name "Uncovered". Then have all the original artists sue my ass for copyright infringement, only to realize that they like what I did production-wise and make millions by re-packaging old shit into new shit. There are suckers born every minute,... I know,... I'm one of them.

3. Have coffee, somehow, somewhere, with at least one person I've met on this virtual cafe of ours. If nothing more that to see if the face matches the web persona.... that would be fun. I do have one concern in that a hell of a lot of you are ex-Marines and may want to bury my ass for all the smack I've laid on ya' the past few years, but I hope "Semper Fi" is not just a cute latin ad word :-) (Mustang, Robert?.... )


Gotta' roll, I still have 4 hours left until my flight and there are many worthless Magazines to read but not pay for........


Do enjoy a Happy New Year, a belated Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may God bless my un-believing ass...







10 comments:

Conservative Chic said...

Great to have ya back, T-P. One of these days I will stop thinking of toilet paper when I type that. I don't do resolutions, cause I can't seem to keep them anyway. Yeah, I'd like to lose a few pounds, and be a better person, but I don't need a certain date to do that. I should do it everyday. And you're a bit far away for the meet and greet, unless your planning a trip to good ol' Jersey. And why on earth would you want to do that? LOL

Robert (Conservative Commentary) said...

Find your way to Birmingham and I will be more than happy to treat you to more than coffee. Mi casa su casa! The doors are open, the pillows are soft, and the fireplace is lit.

I don't take offense at the smack any more than you do...you know what it is about.

You might want to sleep with one eye open though while you are here....

Renegade Eye said...

To get more exercise by eating and sleeping more.

I'd bet on McCain to take the GOP nomination. That is not an endorsement.

If I were you I would surf local blogs, for potential supporters.

In Minneapolis there is a group of liberal bloggers that meet at a bar called Drinking Liberally. I'm not a liberal, but I'm thinking of attending.

Brooke said...

Stay safe in your travels, TP, and have a happy New Year!

Obob said...

a late one back to you.
I'm not one on resoilutions, I can't keep them. But soon as my shoulder heals from thanksgiving football (I broke something at turkey bowl) I'll get back to the Y. My goal for the next year is to improve my financial being. I teach for the Church. A friend asked if I tithe, I told him they took it out of my check.
As for White House sprint, I like Hillary/Richardson v. Guillani/Thompson. Obama will not play second fiddle. And Hillary's admin will be chaos with rats jumping ship after the first scandal or body shows up in a DC park with an alleged suicide

American Interests said...

Seasons greetings TP...

Always On Watch said...

Truth Pain,
Have coffee, somehow, somewhere, with at least one person I've met on this virtual cafe of ours.

I'm game, and I'm not a Marine. ;^)

I'm in Northern Virginia. Let me know via email if you're ever in my vicinity.

And a Happy New Year to you.

Ms.Green said...

A Happy New Year to you - and may the God I worship bless you even if you don't think He's there.

*grin*

Brooke said...

It's coming up on your monthly post, T-P! ;)

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

If you believe in pro-choice
as what a sinfull,
human being believes,
NOT the Will of God,
then at your General Judgement,
you shall be condemned
to the Abyss o'Misery.

we MUST follow God
in this finite existence...
if not,
I fear for your indelible soul.

Jesus sez...
FEW SHALL ENTER SEVENTH-HEAVEN.
trustNjesus, child O God.
ALWAYS.
If you renounce your
filthy abortionist ways,
or pro-choice,
cya Upstairs someday...