01 October 2017

LXLE Rocks!


I haven't been on here much because I don't have much to say anymore.  I'm not angry with women or relationships in the USSA; the situation is what it is, as they say, and there's no sense getting angry over it.  Secondly, there are other bloggers saying more and saying it better than I ever could.

Having said that, I did want to share something with folks that might help them with their computers.  I'm talking about the LXLE Linux distro.  It's based on Lubuntu, or the light version of Ubuntu.  It's only based on the LTS, or long term support version, which means you'll have five YEARS worth of updates-five years!  Plus, the LTS is more stable anyway.

What's to like about LXLE?  One, it's very light on resources.  Two, it's the most user FRIENDLY distro I've tried, and I've tried a few over the years.  Three, it works right out of the box; it's pure plug and play.  Finally, it'll bring old computers back to life; I'm writing this post on an ANCIENT Dell Inspiron E1705 that was cutting edge in the early or mid 2000s.

LXLE is light on resources.  How light is it?  My old computer has an Intel Duo Core processor running 1.61 GHz or thereabouts.  It has 2GB of RAM.  It came new with Windows XP, okay?!  That said, it comes with useful applications; it comes with some bells and whistles; it's not like some other lightweight distros that don't do much for you.  Anything you need to do you can do with LXLE.

Secondly, this is absolutely the most USER FRIENDLY distro I've ever tried, and I've tried a few over the years.  I've tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, Puppy Linux, Mint, Zorin, and Knoppix to name a few.  Either they didn't play nice with my computer, or they required a fair amount of work to get my computer functioning.  Even with Ubuntu, which is one of the more user friendly distros out there, I spent HOURS on ubuntu.com's forums troubleshooting stuff that didn't work.  To be fair, that was with Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04; the OS might be a lot better now.  Debian, though it's a rock solid distro, requires one to be a computer scientist to configure.  Plus, with their commitment to ideological purity WRT proprietary software, forget about finding drivers to make your wi-fi work!  Though I understand their sentiments WRT free software; while I do have my problems with Micro$oft; at the end of the day, I want my computer to WORK!  I want it to do stuff for me!  I didn't have to do a SECOND of that with LXLE-none!  It was plug and play all the way.  I just installed it and started using my computer.

Thirdly, though I covered a lot of this in the previous paragraph, LXLE works RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX; soon as you install it, you're good to go.  Try to say THAT about another Linux distro; I dare you!  Try to say that about another operating system, period.  In other words, you won't have to spend hours reading forum posts that you hope address your issue; you won't have to spend hours trying to follow the instructions in those posts.  Soon as the installation of LXLE is finished, you're ready to start using your computer.

Finally, LXLE will resurrect an old computer like nothing else can.  Trust me, I know.  I'm using LXLE 16.04.03 on this old Dell-make that an ANCIENT Dell!  This computer came with Windows XP, which has not been shipped with new computers in at least a decade.  That said, this computer runs BETTER with LXLE than it did with Windows XP; it's true!  I had Windows XP on this machine before it got nuked with a nasty virus that rendered the computer unusable.  After taking my computer to a tech who said it was not repairable; after calling another one who wanted to keep my machine for a week or so before getting around to fix it; I installed Ubuntu on it and got my computer back.

Having said that, I never expected to be USING this ancient Dell all these years later.  I have a newer machine, though that's old too; it has Windows 7 on it.  Sorry, I don't like Windows 8 or 10; why on Earth does M$ insist on changing the UI all the time?!  Why can't they leave well enough alone?  That's another rant for another day.  Unfortunately, my newer computer is at my residence in another Midwest city where I work and spend most of my time now.  When I relocated, I left this old Dell here, so I'd have SOMETHING to use when I visit my house.  Thanks to LXLE, I still CAN use it.  Thanks to LXLE, this old Dell not only works; it works BETTER than when it was new!

In closing, if you have an old computer that came with Windows XP; if you think that computer is no longer usable; think again.  Thanks to the LXLE distro, it's not only usable; I can almost guarantee you that it'll work BETTER than when it was new with Windows XP on it!  If want a distro that installs seamlessly and lets you get right to work (or play), LXLE is your distro.  If you want a user friendly OS, LXLE is your distro.  Give it a try and see!  To find out more, go to http://www.lxle.net.  You'll be glad you did!


17 June 2016

They Find It Funny, Eh?


The Obamacare nightmare has caused the price of healthcare to go up, not down.  I don't know about any of you, but I'm spending a LOT more on doctor bills and stuff than I was before.  Obama said that folks would save $2,500 a year?  Yeah, right!  If anything, my expenses have gone up by at least that much.

In this video, there are three former Obama speech writers.  They're discussing their favorite accomplishments and lines from the speeches they wrote for The Communist in Chief.  They then LAUGH at the line about how you could keep your healthcare if you liked it.  I'm glad you guys find it funny, because those of us who have to LIVE with Obamacare surely don't.  And the ruling class wonder WHY we're angry?!  They wonder WHY Donald Trump is popular?

What a bunch of smug, arrogant, privileged assholes!  And these are our 'betters'...


19 December 2015

Pan-Am Documentary


Some months ago, I found this documentary you're about to watch.  It's about the once iconic airline, Pan-Am.  For many years, Pan-Am was the FACE of America.  I never flew them.  The closest I got was trying to make a reservation to fly from Hawaii (stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time) to New Jersey.  When they quoted a $1,000 round trip fare with an overnight layover, I passed.  I ended up flying United for that leave, since they offered a much quicker flight and an almost $400 less expensive ticket.  Keep in mind that this was when $1,000 was WORTH something!  Now, you're lucky if it'll get you a month's rent...

After seeing this documentary, I wish that I had flown Pan-Am.  I didn't realize how big a player they were back in the day; they made much of aviation history on the commercial side.  I didn't know just how much better they were, either; the BBC documentary says that, in commercial aviation, that they led the way and set the standard.  Since they stopped flying in December of 1991 (24 years ago now), I'll never get to experience Pan-Am.  For me, this documentary is the closest I'll ever get...


When Air Travel Was Fun & Glamorous!

Hey Guys,

I don't have much to say these days, so I don't get on here much anymore.  I'm not angry with women, feminism, etc.; things are what they are, and that's that.  Also, with the growth of the manosphere in both terms of quantity and quality, I simply do not have anything to say anymore that someone else isn't doing better.

Having said that, when I see something that interests me, I'll pass it on to the 5-10 readers I still have left-hahaha.  They say that the old days weren't always so good, but that is not true for air travel.  I know, because I flew out to my brother's for Thanksgiving; those regional jets are like sardine cans with wings-ouch!  The EMBRAER EMB-145 is decent for an RJ with only three seats across.  Unfortunately, the Canadair CRJ 700 is torture with four across seating.

I'll be flying down to Lima, Peru next week; though that's on a Boeing 757, it's not much better if you're in economy or coach; economy plus, which you pay extra for, makes it somewhat tolerable, but that's it; even in economy plus, eight hours is no picnic.  Thankfully, I had some extra money for business class, so I could actually-gasp-enjoy my trip this time!  I had to pay more for this, of course, but when you're talking eight hours each way, it's well worth it for me.

Things weren't always like this when it came to air travel; at one time, it was actually fun, luxurious, and even glamorous!  I remember my late mother telling me how, on flights out to California, they'd have a table between their seats.  After seeing an old, 1950 Pan Am film about their then new Boeing Stratocruiser, it's true;  you see passengers playing bridge with one another.  There was a time when airlines actually CARED about their passengers' comfort-imagine that!

With that in mind, here's a Pan American Airlines documentary, circa 1959, about their then new Boeing 707 jet clipper.  In the film, you can see the stewardesses taking your coat and stowing it for you-wow!  These days, you're lucky if they help you get something into the overhead bin.  The seats, even in coach, are actually roomy; they're sized for normal humans!  They weren't the torture devices that they are today.

Anyway, let's start the documentary, and see just what we've lost as a culture and society...


06 November 2015

Chris Christie on Addiction


I'm from Jersey, so I follow Chris Christie with some interest; after all, he's our governor.  Though I don't agree with all his beliefs and policies, I like his candor and always have; he's direct in a way that only a Jersey guy can be.  Having said all that, I can't disagree with what he says in this video you're about to watch...

What else can I add to that?  Not a whole lot...


23 October 2015

Molon Labe, My Ass!


This was originally written in response to a gun confiscation article on a conservative/libertarian site I often read.  In response to these articles and columns, many gun owners say 'molon labe', which is Greek for "come and get them".  The phrase, molon labe, was first uttered by the Spartan king, Leonidas, at the Battle of Thermopylae.  He said this in response to the Persian king Xerxes' command telling the Spartans to hand over their weapons prior to the start of the battle.  Anyway, I was unable to post this on the website in question.  Since this was too good to let disappear in to the ether of cyberspace; since this is a good follow-on for my last post; I'm posting it here instead.  It starts below...


You gun owners are all talk-molon labe, my ass! When the government comes for your guns, you will not resist at all; you will meekly hand them over with no protest. Why do I say this? Because one, you all gave in on the background check, which transformed the Second Amendment from a right to a PRIVILEGE. Two, many of you go about proudly declaring that you're 'legal gun owners'. Three, you all meekly submit to the copious infringements on your Second Amendment rights. I'll expand on my points...

WRT point number one, the Second Amendment has ALREADY BEEN GUTTED by the Brady Law. Every time you go into a gun shop, you fill out your form 4473; then, the salesman at the counter calls the NICS. There, a gov't bureaucrat tells the gun salesman whether or not he can sell you the gun. Does this not amount to seeking permission to buy a gun? It does. Sorry guys, but if you have to get permission to do something, then that something is not a right; it is a PRIVILEGE-duh!

Let me address this from a different, more familiar angle. What is it that the DMV always says in its literature? That driving is a privilege, not a right, correct? How does one go about securing the privilege to drive? By securing a driver's license issued by your respective state, right? And what is a license? Black's Law Dictionary says this: "A permission, accorded by a competent authority, conferring the right to do some act which without such authorization would be illegal..." You can go view the Black's Law Dictionary definition of license here.  The Second Amendment is GONE, Folks, and it happened because gun owners gave in on the background check, and they have meekly submitted to it ever since.

That brings me to my second point: how the vast majority of gun owners loudly and proudly proclaim that they are 'legal gun owners'.  I have a problem with that phrase, which I will discuss now...

All of the laws and regulations that to which gun owners must submit are infringements on the Second Amendment.  Yeah, I said it!  For example, if you want to carry your pistol with you in public, you need to get a permit, do you not?  It's called a concealed carry permit.  What is this permit for?  So you can carry a means of protection with you, and do so with government permission.  Isn't self preservation supposed to be a right?  What about the background check?  Is that not seeking permission from a gov't bureaucrat to buy a gun?  What about getting a state permit to buy a gun, like you have to do in New Jersey, where I'm from?  Did gun owners oppose that?  No, they did not; they meekly went along, just like they do with all the other government INFRINGEMENTS on the Second Amendment.  What about the inability to order guns by mail, and have them delivered to your house?  You USED to be able to do that, you know.  The Founding Fathers had THIS position WRT keeping and bearing arms: if you wouldn't trust a man to carry a gun in public, then he shouldn't be free in the first place.  That is MY position on guns.

That segues to my third and final point: that gun owners meekly and quietly submit to the numerous and onerous regulations that infringe on their Second Amendment rights.  I'll cite the example of a buddy of mine from across the river in PA.  He went on Armslist looking for a gun a year or so ago; he was interested in an AR-15, I think.  In his state, one does not have to go to a gun shop to do an official background check and transfer for a rifle; only pistols, per PA law, require doing a transfer via a FFL.  That is to say that two guys can get together, do a private sale (i.e. exchange cash or goods for the rifle), and be done with it.  The guy he contacted on Armslist INSISTED on doing an official transfer, even though state law does not REQUIRE one for a rifle or long gun.  THAT is what I'm talking about!  You gun owners ALREADY meekly submit to the numerous infringements on your Second Amendment rights!  Why should I believe that you all of a sudden have a line in the sand WRT gov't confiscation?  After all, you've ALREADY submitted to government dictates on numerous occasions.

In closing, you gun owners are all talk; yeah, I said it!  You can cry 'molon labe' all you want, but I don't buy it.  You didn't put up a fight over the background check, even though that effectively GUTTED the Second Amendment.  Moreover, you continue to go along with it!  If you truly had the RIGHT to keep and bear arms, you wouldn't need to seek government permission now, would you?  A right is something you can do WITHOUT government knowledge, interference, or consent.  Can you do that when it comes to guns?  I rest my case!  Molon labe, my ass...


That concludes my thoughts on the state of the Second Amendment here in America.  Until next time...


11 October 2015

Coming to America...


Sorry I've been away, but I've been busy doing other things, like preparing to change jobs.  Also, I haven't had much to say.

That said, I do have something to say with respect to gun control.  We have another school shooting (in Oregon) recently, so Barack Hussein Obama is politicizing the event; hell, the bodies weren't even COLD before he started pontificating about 'common sense gun restrictions'!  That was despicable!

Isn't it strange how that commie bastard, SOB doesn't mention cities like Washington, DC; New York; Chicago, where BHO is from; and other nirvanas of gun control.  In those cities, it is virtually impossible for honest people to buy guns-at least legally, anyway.  Even so, we have mass shootings there every weekend!  We have blacks killing other blacks, yet our 'dear leader' refuses to make even a peep about this.  Can't draw attention to the obvious now, can we.  Folks, I hate to break it to you, but gun control does NOT work!

Something else I would like to share with you is what the anti-gunners REALLY have in mind for America: elimination of private gun ownership!  For proof, we can simply look to our neighbor to the north, i.e. Canada.  The following video is what they want to do here also.

Folks, those of us in America MUST stand up!  Hell, we should have stood up long ago and opposed the background checks that were instituted back in 1998.  They effectively UNDERMINE the Second Amendment and turn it into a privilege.  I'll have more about that in a subsequent post.  Until next time...


19 July 2015

A Neat Blog You MUST Read!


There's a neat blog I found out about!  I can't remember how I found it (I think it was on a Manosphere forum or blog), but it's a blog all single guys have to check out.  For that matter, married guys need to check it out also.  It is: Marriage Is Purgatory.  The guy has one post about the fights he has with his wife, which is quite sobering.

The gentleman who writes it lives in a foreign country.  He doesn't say what country he's in; he only says that they don't speak English, and that men don't get put through the ringer when they get divorced.  He's originally from America, but he's an expat now who teaches English in his new land.  He married a local gal after he got her pregnant.  Reading it makes me take pause for getting married, because his then GF was wonderful to be around before marriage; afterwards, she wasn't so wonderful, and I will leave it at that.

The reason it makes me take pause is because, until my South American GF reneged on her promise to help me move down there, I was going to do the same thing.  She was going to come up here, help me clean and organize the house, pack, etc.; after that, we were going to head back down to her home country.  Unlike the host of Marriage Is Purgatory, I would not have been single first; I would have been married before moving down there.

Anyway, READ this blog, Fellas!  It's a sobering, bird's eye, man's eye view of what marriage is like.  It's also sobering because this fellow American lives in a foreign country; he married a LOCAL gal; and even so, his miserable.  Even after taking the red pill, he's still miserable.  Perhaps my GF did me a favor by breaking her promise to me?  I was going to do something similar-move down to a country that doesn't treat men like the US does, marry a local gal, teach English, etc.  I still plan to leave the States in the near future, but I may do so as a single man.  Bye for now, Fellas...


28 June 2015

SJWs Are Ruining Lives Everywhere


I had a long time reader send in the story you are about to read.  It's edited for anonymity.  However, the setting and the identity of the principals (i.e. the reader and her family) are not important.  What IS important is that SJWs (social justice warriors) are all over the world; they're running amok with their inimical ideology; and they're ruining lives in the process.

The story you are about to read occurred in a First World country.  Though English isn't the first language there, it is widely used.  This country has incorporated many, if not all, the worst characteristics of Western countries.  Feminism is alive and well there.  To put this another way, those of you in the Western world, particularly if you are from an English speaking country, will recognize this story; you will recognize it because it could have happened in YOUR country.  Truth be told, it already has!  You just don't know about it, because the Praetorian Guard media won't report it; they won't report stuff like this, because they're SJWs themselves working to advance The Cause.  I'll intersperse some commentary, though not much will be needed.  Here goes...


Hi Mark,

I've checked out your blog recently and I saw you aren't moving to South America in the end; I guess you'll post the whole story when you're ready.

Yeah, that's a long story, which I won't tell here.  The short story is this: my GF, who was supposed to come up here to help me prepare for the move, got cold feet.  She was supposed to have been here two months ago, but she still isn't here.  That's the essence of what happened.
Having said that, I still plan on going to South America, because I like it down there.  I like the climate, the food, and the people.  However, rather than moving down there in a few months, it'll more likely be a few years.  As my late mother would say, better late than never, right?
The reason I'm contacting you is because I want to tell you of something that might be of interest to you and other men, single or married, who visit your blog and similar sites. 

To sum it up, a social worker has messed up our life. 

I'm not surprised; social workers are in the family wrecking business...
What happened, you ask? Are you sitting down? Well, one of our neighbors, who happens to be a social worker, accused my husband of being a child molester. Yes, yes. We were never more shocked in our lives than when this evil, twisted rumor finally reached our ears! What did she base her vile accusation on? Why, on seeing my husband talking to a neighbor's little girl and showing her around our garden, and on my husband displaying affection and kissing and hugging his own little daughters. Obviously you can't go to the police and report stuff like that, but in her twisted mind, it was enough to throw the accusation into the air. She just went behind our backs and "warned" all our neighbors, one by one, to be careful with their kids. 

Maria (not her real name), you and your DH are fortunate.  I say that because, here in the USA, one COULD go to the police with an accusation like that and make it stick; that's especially true if that someone is-gag-a 'respected government official'!  To put it another way, your DH would have been interrogated by the police here, and possibly arrested.
Obviously it's possible to file a lawsuit against her for slander, and we are going to do that, if for no other reason then so she'll think twice before spewing her poison on anyone else, but unfortunately it's impossible to take back what has already been said. Our life in this community is ruined. People are trying to get us to move, rather aggressively I'm afraid, and my kids haven't had friends over for weeks, and finally I understand why.

If you can file a lawsuit successfully, do it; these SJWs need to be taught a lesson!  They need to be taught many lessons, actually.  SJWs like your neighbor are meddling bullies, and the only thing they respect is forceful push back.  When someone fights back effectively, SJWs chicken out and run, because they are cowards at heart.  If they weren't, they wouldn't have a problem with those who hold dissenting opinions; they wouldn't try to silence and destroy those who disagree with them.  So yeah, take it to her, please!

There's also your good name to consider.  Since you're a Bible believing family, you cannot ignore Proverbs 22:1.  It says that a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.  What this verse is saying is that a good reputation is MORE VALUABLE than a great fortune.  Since the good name of your family has been trashed, you need to do whatever you can to get it back.
Please, if you can, publish this story anonymously and warn every fellow man to be very, very careful around social workers. During their studies, they are indoctrinated to see every man as a wife abuser or potential child molester, and unfortunately they often develop a twisted world view that can really rip families apart for no reason. 

Actually, there IS a reason for this madness and insanity: the powers that be want to destroy the family, so they can take over the world.  SJWs like your neighbor are simply useful idiots advancing the establishment of a world government; they are pawns in the war on humanity, though they're too stupid and indoctrinated to see this.  Why else would this sort of thing be happening all over the world?  Why else would there be domestic violence public announcements on the TV in South America?  Simple-to undermine men, and ultimately undermine the family.
You see, Maria, men are natural troublemakers; we like to stir things up-especially if we're bored!  Also, men (real men, that is) don't run from a fight; though we won't seek one out, we won't run from one, either.  This is especially true if someone is attacking or hurting our wives and families; we'll lay down our lives to protect our wives and families.  Well, if you undermine men; if you take away their stake in society; if you give then nothing to live or fight for; then they won't.  That means they won't resist tyranny, because they have no 'skin in the game', as it were; they have nothing to fight for, so they don't fight anyone-including a wannabe tyrant taking over their country.  When the old Soviet Union was first formed, they made easy divorce and abortion widely available and easy to get for precisely this reason-to neutralize the opposition, i.e. men.  That is the real reason why your story is happening in all the First World countries...
Take care,
Indeed, I shall.  I wish you and your DH the best of luck in going after (legally, of course) this SJW cretin; go get her!  I also wish you and DH the best in your future endeavors.  Thanks for writing, and your story WILL be a help to my readers...


23 May 2015

How Women REALLY Think...


I am back!  I took a hiatus because I thought I was going to be expatting to South America, but that doesn't look like it will be happening now.  In coming weeks, I'll tell the story.

Anyway, Avenging Sword found this poster on Mancoat.  I liked it, so I thought I would share it with you guys....

I thought that was good.  Have a good day now...


16 October 2014

Impeach the Bastard!


President Barack Hussein Obama should be IMPEACHED-yeah, I said it!  Why?  Because, he has committed treason against the American people, that's why.  What is the definition of treason?  Taking actions to deliberately harm one's nation would constitute treason, would they not?  Would it not constitute treason if a nation's president or prime minister  DELIBERATELY IMPORTED a deadly disease, such as Ebola?  Isn't it true that a government's first duty is to protect its citizens?  Who is the leader of our government?  Is it not President Barack Hussein Obama?

In Article II, Section 4, the Constitution of the United States provides the reasons for impeachment and conviction of the President and other public officials.  It says: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Let me ask you this, dear reader: how much higher a crime can you have beside the DELIBERATE IMPORTATION of people from a part of the world (west Africa) known to have an epidemic of a fatal disease, hmmm? If that doesn't constitute treason, then pray tell, what does?

Ergo, President Obama and his team of America haters/destroyers should be impeached.  Impeach the bastard, and do it yesterday!  After that, convict him and try him for death!  Isn't that a bit extreme, MarkyMark?  No, it is not.  Why?  Because, by importing untold thousands of people (many of whom could be carrying the Ebola virus, BTW!) from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone,
President Obama and his minions of sentenced US to death-and we committed no crime!  I wish we could confine Ebola to Washington, DC, so it could wipe out all the crooks there; then, America would be a better place.

Those are my thoughts.  President Barack Hussein Obama should be IMPEACHED!  I said impeach the bastard!  By allowing continued airline flights from west Africa, BHO is deliberately importing a deadly disease and turning it loose on the American people; he has deliberately sentenced us to death!  He has committed treason; he has more than committed high crimes against the American people.  For this, he deserves impeachment, conviction, and punishment.  I won't hold my breath, however; after all, it would be 'racist' to do that to "America's first black president"...


01 October 2014

WTF Are We Doing with Ebola?!


I don't get it.  WHY are we letting in Ebola patients and sufferers?!  Doesn't the federal government know that Ebola is a nasty, DEADLY disease?!  First, we let those doctors back in a couple of months ago.  Now, we have an Ebola patient in Dallas, TX!  WTF?!

Concerning the doctors, they were medical missionaries trying to help Ebola sufferers in Africa.  God bless 'em for it, but, by exposing themselves to the disease, they got it themselves.  What did they THINK would happen?  They put themselves at risk by working with those who have it, and they got it themselves.  If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt.

Ah, but our government, rather than protecting us, the citizens and taxpayers, brought them to Atlanta for treatment!  Why weren't these medical missionaries treated in Africa, rather than bringing them back here?  Our government told us that there was no risk for us catching it; that Ebola isn't airborne, etc.  However, they were brought over on a specially equipped plane; those treating them were wearing special suits; and they were treated in a special section at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  If Ebola were not dangerous, why the precautions, hmmm?

Then, there's the matter of the non-medical traveler bringing the disease in to the country.  WTF are we still ALLOWING flights to and from Africa?!  Why are we allowing people to travel between the US (where we did not have Ebola) and Africa (a hotbed of Ebola)?  Why?  Can anyone explain that one to me?  Furthermore, how many people were on the flight and possibly exposed to it, hmmm?  If I didn't know better, I'd say our government WANTS Ebola to be introduced into America...

Those are my thoughts.  I'm glad I'll be leaving this hell hole next year!  Hopefully, I won't get Ebola before I do.  Have a good day now...


08 September 2014

Thoughts on Joan Rivers


I don't know about Rivers' history with Johnny Carson, nor did I see any of her comedy routines.  I only knew her from her red carpet commentary..  I wasn't a fan of Joan Rivers.  I didn't like her, nor did I dislike her; IOW, I didn't care for her one way or the other.

That said, she had her own, unique style.  When she opened her mouth, you KNEW it was Joan Rivers!  Even without seeing her, you'd know her when you heard her.  In that sense, she was better and more talented than the cookie cutter actresses we have today.

Finally, I like her comment about Barack & Michelle Obama.  Rivers said that Barack was gay, and that Michelle was a tranny!  She said it unapologetically and without equivocation.  You can find the clip on YouTube.

Those are my thoughts on Joan Rivers.


27 July 2014

What Men Should Know BEFORE Getting Married


I was reading Dalrock's post about the secret the KGB couldn't keep, followed by the comments.  One of the respondents linked to a post on the Happy Bachelor's forum, where I found THIS...


Date: 2008-01-01, 6:15PM EST

I think that there is a lot of unduly inflammatory and derogatory talk about women and marriage these days, and I believe that this stifles men from understanding several truisms about marriage. Women are not bad people, out to destroy men, or trying to trick men. Women and society simply have certain characteristics and men should be aware of these characteristics when they decide whether or not to get married.

1. You will be having sex once a month. This is not because women are trying to withhold sex from you. It is also not because women view sex (and particularly fellatio) as a loss leader or necessary evil before marriage. It is simply because women (unlike men) need to be seduced before sex. This means that during the courtship period where there are many romantic and fun events going on, she will want to have sex more often. After marriage, on the other hand, there will be far fewer of these romantic and fun events because (particularly if there are children) there is a lot of work to be done in order for the family to function smoothly. You will notice that if you take your wife to Paris or buy her jewelry, then you will all of sudden be having sex as often as you did before marriage. Some men would interpret this as a woman being some type of gold-digger or prostitute. However, it is simply a reflection that if a woman is feeling elated (something that will not happen very often after dealing with screaming kids all day), then she will want to have sex.

2. Women need a lot of attention. If you have ambitions on having a great career, then you should definitely not get married. This is because wives take a lot of time. You will need to speak to her on the phone, be home for dinner, go on vacations with her, and so one. Many men think that women will understand and accept that careers take a lot of time and effort to build, but this is not the case. Women, however, are unwilling to be left sitting at home all day until you arrive at 10:00 pm because you had a big meeting. Again, inflammatory language about women being dream killers or life destroyers is not helpful. You simply need to know that careers take a lot of time and your wife will also take a lot of time, and there will not be enough time available to have both. To put it another way, how would you like to live with someone you rarely saw? Wouldnt you want to find someone that you could at least see on a regular basis?

3. Women become less attractive over time. First, they gain weight. This is because married women have a lot to do (ie. taking care of the kids) and it is difficult to make exercising a priority. When they were younger, they could count on their high metabolism to keep thin, but that high metabolism is long gone. It is not that your wife is intentionally ballooning up after marriage, but this is what happens. If you cant accept being with a fattie, then dont get married. Second, wrinkles etc. appear and there is little that even the finest and expensive plastic surgeon can do. If you dont believe me, type in the name of any aging movie star and see how she looked in her prime and how she looks today.)

4. Marriage is a partnership. This, to my mind, is one of the hardest concepts for men to understand. They typically think of marriage as being what it used to be - a lifetime commitment. You need to understand that in a partnership (any partnership), if one person is unhappy, then that person can leave at anytime. Saying till death do us part in church is only binding in church. Once you are out the church doors, the marriage is determinable at will.

5. Men are always the losers in a divorce. If you or your wife want to get divorced, then the court will follow a very set pattern. The first issue is money. Since you have a greater earning capacity than your wife, the court will order that you must work to provide money to support the family. The second issue is custody of the kids. Since you are busy working, your wife will get custody. The third issue is the residence of the kids. Since your wife will decide that she wants a fresh start on the other side of the country and since it is in the best interests of the kids to have a happy custodial parent, the court will allow her to move across the country.

6. It is crucial that you ask your potential wife if she will change her last name to yours after marriage. If she refuses, then you will know that she is a very independent women and does not have family values. Any aspirations that you may have of someone calling your house and hearing an outgoing phone message saying that they have reached the Smith family will be over when she says she is not changing her last name. Also, there is going to be big problem with the last of the children, because your wife is not going to want the last name of her kids to be different than her last name. You should note that in some jurisdications (like Ontario, Canada), women have the sole right to name the children. Men have no right to any input whatsoever.

7. Your only role in the family is to pay the bills. This is very hard for men to accept, but women are absolutely convinced that they know what is best. You will not have discussions with your wife. Instead, she will explain to you why things must be done her way. This will, in effect, limit your input into the family to supplying the money that is needed to allow the family to function. You should also know that making money will be seen as very easy by your wife and not something that is worthy of respect. This is because she will know about all the hardships she suffered that day (because she experienced them), but the hardships you suffered will be foreign and unrelatable to her. Also, if you do not fulfill your role of paying the bills, then your wife will divorce you. This will be dressed up as her not being happy but you will notice very quickly that her new husband, coincidentally, is able to pay a lot of bills. (I would add that your only defence in a bad marriage is to quit your job. To be clear, dont threaten to quit your job, just quit it. This will shock your wife into seeing that you were doing something useful for the family afterall.)

8. You will not be able to watch what you want on television. This may sound trivial, but you should definitely try unplugging your television for a couple of months before getting married.

9. Ugly women can cause just as much trouble as good looking women. I am only making this point, because I know that some men think that the problems with women only apply to very attractive women and so if they find a less attractive woman, then they wont have to deal with the above. This is not true. Women behave very similarly in similar circumstances. Even the ugliest woman among us believes that she is beautiful on the inside and once you get married she will act as married women do.

I know what you are thinking. That your girlfriend is different and that the above wont apply to you. You are also thinking that you and your girlfriend are in love and that this again makes you an exception. You are, of course, free to think what you want, but I wish I had been warned.


What more could I POSSIBLY add?


01 June 2014

M113 to Area Police Force?!


Yesterday, I was out riding my Suzuki.  It was a beautiful day in North Jersey, so why not?  I took a ride up PA 611, then 191 to Stroudsburg.  That was  ride I used to make all the time, but I hadn't done it in a while.  Anyway, while I was out and about, I took a ride over to the Stroudsburg area of PA.  I took a quick ride through ESU to see if any cute college chicks were still around; they were.  After that, on the way out of town, I saw something that made me do a double take...

As I was crossing the Brown Street bridge, I saw a small, single axle dump truck hauling a trailer.  That isn't unusual; you see many small dump trucks hauling trailers with backhoes, bobcats, etc.  What WAS unusual about this particular dump truck & trailer was what was on the trailer: an M113 armored personnel carrier!  Not only that, it was painted in livery denoting it was for the "Stroud Area Region" police.  WTF does a small area police department need a M113?!  I could understand a big city police department wanting one for SWAT operations against real bad guys or terrorists, but you don't see either of those in Stroudsburg, PA!

The M113 was painted in a semi-gloss black with white lettering.  The word 'police' was in large, capital letters, while the the department name was painted in smaller letters below 'police'.  I did some quick searching, and it seems that Stroud Township, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg have combined their police departments into the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.  Again, I could NOT believe what I was seeing, because the Stroudsburg area is a nice, sleepy college town with a good, regional hospital.

Oh, by the way, the truck towing the M113 went over a 13 ton bridge!  That's right; they violated the weight limit of the bridge.  According to Wikipedia, the M113 alone weighs 13.6 tons.  That's short tons, which is the ton used in the US; in fact, we just use ton to denote the 2,000 lb short ton.  The truck and trailer had to weigh another five or six tons minimum, for a combined weight of of about 19 tons.  Not only was the bridge rated for 13 tons (much less than the approximate 19 tons of the truck, trailer, and APC); it was old, so it may not even bee good for 13 tons anymore.  Ah, but because it was a police vehicle, I guess it was ok; after all, the blue gun thugs can and do do what they want.

In closing, I cannot believe that a small, PA police force is using an M113 APC!  I could understand a big city department needing one, but not a small police department.  When would they ever need to do SWAT operations, let alone fight real bad guys with real weapons justifying the need for an M113?  In any case, the police are indeed being militarized, and it's not a good thing.  Until next time...