Today Racism is back in the news. Slick Willy's own Commission is refuting Slick's idea for all Americans to be "Color Blind". Slick's Commission is advocating the idea, (and this is partly true) to acknowledge the race of the individual you meet then make an instantaneous checklist in your brain to discard all previous perceptions of this individual and then judge the "person".
This is true in the fact that when I first meet someone I make immediate and at times preconcieved but not binding judgements. The obvious, This person is Black, or Hispanic, or Male, or Female, or Asian, or Fat, or Skinny, or Dorky, or Nerdy, or big Nose, or Blonde, or whatever. We can go on and on here.
In business employers hire people who can work. The above characteristics don't mean squat to me. What matters is their job performance, ability to do the job.
The way to end Racism is to have all groups in economic parity. This cannot be done with groups (including Whites) on multigenerational government handouts. This is no way to build self esteem and pride in an a individual.
We need to cut big government in social services. A safety net, short term for families and individuals IS APPROPRIATE!!! To help out the family or individual on hard times. These hard times should not last for years or generations.
Economic parity is the answer. You don't see "RACE" riots in middle class neighborhoods because a Black. or Hispanic, or big Nose people moving into the neighborhood. Do they all like each other? NO!!! everyone has their own criteria on who they associate with outside of work. At work everyone expects everyone else to do their fair share of the work. Even the most beautiful woman will shortly outlive her welcome if she doesn't do her fair share of the work.
No matter the person, what he or she is or believes in, no matter their personality, is more welcome in my workplace than a slacker, complainer, disrupter.
Tommorrow there is going to be a vote by the AZ Board of Historical Names, (never heard of it in the 14 years I've been here) on changing the name of a local landmark Squaw Peak to it's original Ancient Indian name, "Iron Mountain", to make the Indians happy.
My question is: Since when did the Indians have an "Iron Age"??? As far as I know they had pottery, rug weaving, and stone tools before the White man showed up in the 15th century. And it was a bit later than that before the White man got to AZ. So how Ancient is this Indian name???
Somehow there are times I just don't get it. I'll bet at some point there will be a flame up on the name of a lake in Northern Arizona. Called "Mormon Lake".
I prefer to ignore these petty issues, but sometimes they are thrown in your face. Like yesterday, Slick Willy saying on how he grew up appreciating the morals and values of Roy Rogers who passed away yesterday. Seems to me he didn't appreciate them enough. I for one, was holding out hope that he would seek political asylum in China. Well at least there is hope it might happen on the upcoming trip to Russia.
Our seasonal "Monsoon Season" came in with a roar last night, with high winds, spectacular lightning and lots of rain, 1/2 in. to 1 1/4 in., in the Phoenix Metro Area. The normally dry desert washes, streets etc were flooded. Now remember a 1/4 in. of rain will flood streets and washes here. A little bit of rain will flood a normally dry desert. Of coarse it hit my place as I had to drive to work. But I don't mind, I love these storms. Trade off is the high humidity. Can't leave an open bag of chips unsealed or they get "soggy" like they do in the rest of the country. And "sweat" forms on soda and beer cans etc. Lots of people having bad hair days. Dew Point today is 74 degrees, temp is 90 degrees right now, expecting high of 103 degrees, and the possibility of more storms late afternoon, early evening. As a matter of fact, if I cool down my Apt. another 5 degrees with the Air Conditioning I will have condensation building up on my computer, TV etc. I bet if I cool the Apt. 10 degrees I could have an active rain shower indoors!!!
A tribute to those who signed the Declaration of Independance. And the consequences of their signature on the Document.
The signers of the Declaration represented the new States as follows:
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania: Francis Lewis, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor,James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
What happened to these men?
5 of the signers were captured out right, by the British, branded as TRAITORS, and TORTURED before they died.
12 saw their homes ransacked and burned, and their families dispersed.
2 lost their sons in the Revoltutionary Army. Another had 2 sons captured.
9 of the 56 actually fought and died from wounds or the hardships of the WAR itself.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw all his ships swept from the sea by the British Navy. He sold his home and his properties to pay his debts. Carter Braxton died in rags.
Thomas McKean of Delaware, was so hounded by the British, he was forced to moved his family almost constantly. He served in the Continental Congress during the WAR without pay. And his family was kept in hiding. All of his possesions were taken from him. Poverty was his reward.
Vandals or British soldiers, or perhaps both, looted the homes and properties of William Ellery of Rhode Island, George Clymer of Pennsylvania, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton of Georgia, and Thomas Heyward, Jr., Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton of South Carolina.
At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr. of Viginia found that the British General Cornwallis had taken over Mr. Nelson's personal home to use as his Headquarters. Mr. Nelson sent a quite message to General Washington, The General had been reluctant to begin a battle around the home of his old friend. But Nelson's message urged General Washington to fight, to open fire, and WIN the BATTLE. And the General did. Mr. Nelson's home was destroyed, Nelson never recovered his fortune, and died in bankruptcy.
Francis Lewis of New York, saw his home and all properties destroyed. The British jailed his wife in a damp dark prison cell, and she died within a few months.
John Hart of New Jersey, was driven from his wife's bedside, as she lay dying, their 13 children were forced to flee for their very lives. His fields and mills were laid waste by the British Army. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves. Returning home after the WAR he found his wife dead, and his children, forever vanished. A few weeks later, he too, died.
Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, and Philip Livingston of New York, suffered similiar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the men who signed the Document. The Declaration of Independace.
Global Warming. Today's High here in the VALLEY OF THE SUN is forcasted to be 112 deg. Yesterday's high was 111 deg.
If we hit 112 deg today, this will be THE COLDEST MONTH OF JUNE SINCE 1965!!!
Back on June 26th 1990 we had a temp. of 122 deg. Maybe the rest of you have Global Warming, but us here in ARIZONA are enjoying the GLOBAL COOLING!!! Finally after nearly 7 months, our high temp. is now at "NORMAL". Instead of 10 to 15 degrees below normal.
Linda Tripp testifying to the Grand Jury today, USA TODAY runs a story that the makeup of the Grand Jury is mostly black, middle age, and female.....Why does this matter???? Is it so idiots have a built in excuse for whatever the Grand Jury does? ie. They did/didn't indite Clinton because they were black. They did/didn't indite because they are middle aged. They did/didn't indite Clinton because they were female. Give me a freakin' break. A newspaper playing the Race, Age, Sex, CARD. Talk about irresponsible reporting of useless facts. The eyes of justice is supposed to be blind to this, the only requirement to be on the Grand Jury, or any other Jury is to be a U.S. Citizen. I don't know about you, but I still have faith that any citizen, no matter their political affiliations or leanings, would decide the issues based on the facts and testimony presented to them, on whether to indite, convict, or find innocent.
If we lose this faith in our Judicial System, then this country is becoming another "Bannana Republic". I for one will do all I can to prevent this. It is speaking out, voting, being active in community affairs, etc.
Some new pictures are up in Photo Gallery. More later this week.
I'm back from my quick trip to Alb. NM. for Hoagland's Conf.
Pictures soon by the coming weekend. In Photo Gallery. Conf was good enough to turn an interested, but skeptic friend into a believer that there are artificial ruins on Mars. Conf. lasted just over 7 hours.
And I did see the Traitor Slick Willy being restrained in speeches to satisfy the RED CHINESE on Fri night Sat Morn, sickened me.
Immediately after the Conf. I went to Richard Hoagland and showed him the "Smoker Dave" Card that he signed here in PHX. AZ. Last June. That is posted on this WEB PAGE. And asked him, "Remember ME?". He did and a photo of this was taken, will be posted by next weekend.
Just a quick update, I will comment more on the news of the day tommorrow.
Only 6 more months 'till Christmas!!!
Going to be out of town for a couple of days, so this is my last post 'till late Sun or Monday.
Slick Willy said he will say what needs to be said to the Chinese.
What he won't say:
Can We have our high tech. circuit board back?
Can I see the young man who was confronting the tanks in T-Square 9 yrs ago?
Can I visit his GRAVE?
Would you explain this story? Aborted babies latest Health Food craze in China.
What Slick Willy will say:
CAN I HAVE A RAISE???!!!
One More night at work and I'm off for 5 days. I and a old school buddy (Broken Neck Bill) are off to Richard C. Hoagland's Conference in Alb. NM.
Arizona heating up!!!! While the past 14 years since I moved here, we were always above normal in high temps, this time of year (Due to the urban sprawl, we were told. The Heat Island affect.) We are now only 1 or 2 degrees below normal for High Temps now. Last week in June and we haven't even hit 105 yet!!! For all of 1998 temps have been below normal here. As far as us who live in AZ Keep Up The Global WARMING!!!
I am also awaiting an important e-mail from VERY GOOD FRIEND's of mine who now are in Tuscon, AZ. Expecting their first child. Don't Stress too much Matt, And good luck, and a quick labor for Kelly. I hope to see you 3 soon!!! Maybe mid-AUG on a weekend? Let me know.
UNCLE SMOKER or maybe "Unca' Dave". Either will work. Going to be an Uncle. Going to be an Uncle!!! Not thru blood, but thru friendship. I can see myself being recruited as a babysitter when they come to Phx to visit parents, not a problem.... after bodily functions are predictable... LOL.
Yes, even single, no children, Smoker Dave has had experience with infants and toddlers. This goes back all the way to when I was in the CYO. Babysat the little rugrats during church services etc. Did some babysitting too. But I must confess, I hate changing diapers multiple times.
Sorry Matt, I won't dwell any further.
In Webster's Next Revision of It's Unabridged Dictionary, I think a simple photograph for the Definition of, "LIAR", will suffice more than a 1,000 words. I believe this same photo could also stand as a Definition of, "PERJURY", and "TRAITOR".
How much $$$$ do you think it would take for the Chinese to keep Slick Willy, Hillary, and Chelsa(SP). In China? Probably would have to give Monica Lewinsky for Slick, and Janet Reno for Hillary. Chelsa would probably want something too. Would it be a boyfriend or Chasity Bono???? I don't know, maybe 2 liberals produced a mainstream daughter for all I know, and is a "In the closet smoker".
White House has now hired a private investigator to taint Monica Lewinsky as a witness, participant of sex with Slick Willy. You don't see the feminist groups defending her, the same has already happened to Paula Jones, and Gennifer Flowers. But have a conservative tell an off-color joke and see what happens.
Sunday's news shows are saying that Monica Lewinsky will testify that she had sexual relations with Slick Willy. But that she wouldn't testify that she was told to lie about it.
Looks to me that both Clinton and Monica are guilty of perjury. Remember Clinton on TV back in January? "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Seems that we are now on the verge of proving that we have a president more than willing to go on TV and tell a bold faced lie to the American public. What else has he lied to us about? It's for the Children??? The Chinese $$$ to the Democratic National Committee did not influence decisions on exporting missile technology to China???
Slick Willy is refusing to go along with a tobacco bill designed only to curb ILLEGAL teenage smoking. Because HE says, "IT DOES NOT RAISE TAXES ON TOBACCO!!!" That will deter and price out of range the cigarettes to teenagers.
#1 Price doesn't seem to stop children in gradeschool from getting Crack Cocaine. #2 Price doesn't seem to stop teenagers from buying pot. And the biggest increase in teenage smoking has been by the Blacks and Hispanics. No one is acusing either of these two groups of being ultra rich. The only thing that needs to be done is the ENFORCEMENT OF CURRENT LAW on the sale of tobacco. But not good enough for Slick Willy and the Liberals, they want to MILK the POLITICALLY INCORRECT CASH $$$$ COW THEY CALL BIG TOBACCO TO FUND SOCIALISTIC PROGRAMS AND KEEP GOV'T DEEPLY INVOLVED IN HANDOUTS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO PAY THEIR OWN WAY. The Liberals see so much $ they think they can get by playing the SAVE THE CHILDREN THEME, they won't accept the simple proposal of just enforcing current law. Now remember Slick Willy was to put more police in communities for law enforcement.
Are you tired of the, "IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!!", line yet??? When it is the Liberals who want to tax and tax smokers, while defending abortion at all costs? What is more lethal to a child, an abortionist, or a parent that smokes? I for one can say I would not have survived the abortionist, I had 2 parents that smoked, I currently smoke, I am 35 yrs old.
IF you were to be concieved today what choice would you make between these 2 scenarios:
Concieved to a minor dependant of the social welfare program.
Concieved by a mature married couple, productive citizens, conservatives, but smoke?
Maybe I actually had this choice and chose the conservative, working, smokers. And that is the reason I am here. Much to some's dismay. There are those out there that wish I was aborted. TOO BAD!!!
The 1 thing I want you all to understand is, the Liberals and Clinton don't give a Flying Fuck About THE CHILDREN, all they care about is TAX $ and power to micromanage our lives.
Now to something truly strange here in the Phoenix, AZ. area again!!!
Less than 2 weeks ago there was a brilliant fireball in the sky on a Sun night at 8:58 pm MST It blew up and they are still looking forfragments of it.
Yesterday 6/18/98 at 2:52pm MST a DAYLIGHT METEOR seen streaking over PHOENIX. Astronomers saying it had to be the size of a small car. Best description I can give since I was asleep is : in the windshield it was about 5 inches across and was visible for about 3 seconds, there was a trail behind it. Talk shows going wild about it, getting other viewpoints, vantagepoints to try to pin down the area this thing might have went down. Right now it is somewhere in AZ, or Mexico. Also someone I know at work saw it.
But the thing is some people were also calling in whith other sightings of meteors that were spectacular but on different days and times than these 2 mass media reported sightings, all in the past 2 weeks. SUDDEN IMPACT????
Am going to Richard C. Hoagland's Conf in Alb. NM. Next weekend, wonder if it will be brought up? Also during this time Art Bell is on vacation. Wonder if he is going to be there??? A Smoker Dave and Art Bell picture would be very cool to put up on the web page. Don'tcha Think!!!???
Apartment back to normal after the other day's flood from above.
Tobacco Bill DEAD!!! UP IN SMOKE!!! Now for the dire news...3000 children will start smoking today and every day because of the failure of this bill to pass the senate. THE CHILDREN OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE IN THIS COUNTRY WILL NOW DIE A PREMATURE DEATH!!! BECAUSE of conservatives voting this down.
That is Liberalspeak. Fact is if the Liberals were so concerned about OUR CHILDREN, they would first ban ABORTION which kills more CHILDREN than tobacco ever could, then again tobacco won't kill you until you are well into adulthood. ABORTION comes a bit quicker DEATH wise. Remember Slick Willy vetoed the PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN. Which is in fact a breach birth, and "CHILD" is killed before the head is delivered, by using a suction pump and scissors to suck out its LIVING brains, before it is OFFICIALLY , LEGALLY , BORN.
Liberalspeak: A woman has a right on what she does with her own body and Gov't should not interfere. Well adult smokers have a right to do with their own bodies also. AND WE DON"T KILL CHILDREN!!!
As far as teen smoking...It is illegal to sell tobacco to minors, just enforce the current law STUPID!!!!
Let's see...Just this week a woman gave birth live on the internet, watched by largest on-line "LIVE CAM" in internet history. I think the Pro Abortion people should be very upset and demand equal time for a "LIVE CAM" partial birth ABORTION to show the other extreme of a live birth, (which is a LIVE DEATH). I bet it won't happen.
Don't you find this, just a little bit, inconsistant??????????
Shortly after I posted yesterday's update, the Apt. above me had their hot water heater die. (yes we have hot water heaters here in AZ, but we have them set at 190deg F. so it is hot to us). This resulted in a flood of water pouring thru the ceiling fan in my huge 400 sq ft Apt. Obviously the ceiling fan ceased to spin, and the light went out also. Well calling the management and getting a handle on this subtracted from my sleep time after a difficult night at work that was topped off by going for a random drug test. Yesterday was a pisser in more ways than one so to speak. Already have had some response on yesterday's THOUGHTS about random drug tests from people at work. Doesn't matter what they said or did not say, but my opinion did get across.
The wild fire season has finally started in AZ. Fueled by the brush and undergrowth from El Nino. Good thing we are still about 10 deg below normal in temps. from the Global Cooling.... I mean Global Warming. Still can't get anyone here in AZ to think we have Global Warming in AZ. They all say, "Everyone else must be warming up, we get to cool down, Life is great!!! Keep the emmisions and CFC's up, 95 is always better than 110+" I agree, this supposed Global Warming thing is treating AZ well with below normal temps all this year. Although with summer vacation starting for the students, the pools are still too cold for AZ. natives to swim in, and we cannot cook our morning eggs on the sidewalk this year yet. A small price to pay in our savings of air conditioning bills at home and in the car. It is the 2nd 1/2 of June and we do not fear touching the steering wheel and branding our hands when the car sits out in the sun, this is unheard of!!!
Well it's been a long couple of days, need to catch up on some sleep. Time to eat some fleshy cuts from cows and pigs that have graciously donated their best to my sub for my Anti-PETA politically incorrect dinner. I say Moo!!! and Oink!!! in appreciation of their sacrifice for my eating enjoyment. Amen.
Tommorrow I plan on having some, Cluck Cluck for dinner.......
A couple of quick notes: It is apparently a done deal that later today the Phoenix, AZ. City Council will change the name of one of the world's busiest airports from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, to Phoenix Barry M. Goldwater International Airport, I like it. Goldwater was one of the early aviators who plowed the cornfield in the 1920's for a dirt strip runway where the airport is now.
2nd item: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is taking on the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile. Because of the unethical treatment of pigs by Oscar Mayer. Here is what I think. If we weren't meant to eat animals, why did GOD make them out of meat? I didn't fight my way up to the top of the food chain to become a vegetarian. 'Nuff said.
Now to my last topic of the day: Random Drug Testing at work. I was picked today by some random computer program to go "wee wee" in a plastic cup. Which is a condition of my employment. I will pass the drug screen, because nicotene, caffiene is not included. And I never have alcohol in my system before or during work.
While I have no problem with pre-employment testing for illegal drugs, or for cause, or post accident. I do have a problem with random drug testing of employees without cause. Plus the laws that allow this were passed by legislatures who do not have drug screening, in fact the Supreme Court has ruled that drug testing on political candidates is UnConstitutional, even for cause. Well if it's UnConstitutional for political office holders or candidates, why is it different for the rest of us???? Talk about a protected class!!! I want you all to know, that though I totally disagree with this policy, I had to submit to the test or face immediate termination of employment. I have 12 yrs there, and there aren't to many other Secret Labs to go work for. I may place an edited copy of my negative results with Secret Lab name and address blocked out, here on the web pg. Just to prove to the bleeding heart liberals that this pg is done by a person not under the influence of illicit drugs. The whole deal pisses me off....so to speak....
Another School shooting in the news today, this time from Richmond, VA. during final exams. 1 elderly woman volunteer, and 1 teacher shot. I reitterate what I have said in the past. I think it is now time for metal detectors at schools. It's cheaper than you might think. Will it stop all the problems? NO. But does that mean we shouldn't try?
Now for a local news story:
Last week an Hispanic woman was pulled over by a Sherrif Deputy (1 of Joe Arpio's the Toughest Sherrif in America, boys). She was pulled over because a taillight was not working. During the stop the Deputy asked the woman if she was the owner of the car. (Have you ever been pulled over? They always ask if you are the owner of the vehical). Because of this question the woman has alledged that the taillight was working and the question of ownership and being pulled over was RACIST policy by the Sherrif Dept.
Turns out this Hispanic woman is on the local task force of Bill Clinton's dialouge on RACE.
She held a big press conf. here in PHX, AZ. on the incident. The Sherrif Dept. held to it's stance. She and other members of this task force attacked the Sherrif Dept. and attitudes of ALL WHITE people in AZ.
Well the story doesn't end there...
Turns out the Deputy who pulled her over was also Hispanic.
WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!
The TV newscrews videotaped this woman leaving the press conf. THE TAILLIGHT WAS STILL OUT!!!
The remaining members of the task force apologized to the Sherriff's Dept. and to the newscrews. The woman who alledged these charges still has not. But did drop the $2 million lawsuit.
You heard of the TV show,"America's Dumbest Criminals"? I think they could start a show called, "America's Dumbest Liberals".
Dammit!!! Sorry I've been gone, but you know when you turn on the PC and it says it can't find the modem, and you didn't move it, it means severe trouble getting online. It is now 10pm Sat night. Here is what happened since I was last online. Y2K problem finally being addressed by the Senate. Smoker Dave meets John Dale of and gets free tickets to the baseball game Diamondbacks vs Cardinals, after the game my brother came over and fixed up my computer as Smoker Dave was back on local talk radio