2012 October

Thursday, October 11, 2012

[Bench Bob] Did that “bum” ever do anything to you to cause you to insult him that way? Never has he been disrespectful to me. One day I had my new bike in the back of our truck and had to run into CVS. I asked Bob to keep an eye on it for me. He did, and for that I gave him a few bucks. I was worried that someone like you might steal it. If you have ever taken the time to notice, he has probably read more novels than you have in the past year. For all you know he may have more money than you do, but has chosen to live that way. Maybe he lost his loved one(s) and he is lonely. At least he is up and about and not bitching on his computer about you. Just be nice. It’s easy if you’ll try.

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[Death by Roach] To me it’s pretty simple to see how the roach eating guy died. For one thing it was reported that the roaches were huge. He wanted that Python so bad that he probably downed the roaches without chewing, thus the roaches started eating their way out of the darkness and caused massive bleeding, and he died.  Remember kids, if you are eating roaches chew or you will be chewed!

[“Hackers. Not to scare people, but all the virus and spam protection is next to useless if they want your information. Your computer does not even have to be turned on for them to get into the Hard Drive and your files.  It is all about 1s and 0s”]
Ummm, “Let’s not scare people”? If your computer is turned off the only way someone can get into it is to personally visit your house and physically take your hard drive right out of the case and walk out the door with it.  Kind of like if your TV is turned off, you missed the show that was on, it’s that simple. Anti-virus protection? You get what you pay for on that one. If you have a great freebie that seems to work, you get what you paid for. I’ve used Kaspersky for years and wouldn’t think of changing it. It works, my system speed doesn’t even know it’s there, and, oh yeah, it just works!  And it’s worth it (for me) to write them a check once a year.


Coal is not good. Nukes are not good. Burning oil is not good. But those in charge will never let the Sun shine for free.

An independent voter’s quest to understand the 12 constitutional amendments: Amendment 6
OK. This one is about abortion and it’s a pretty hot issue, but isn’t this a Federal issue, and don’t you have more immediate things to worry about like making money, getting the car fixed, and that pain you’ve had in your knee for the past five years ? Just forget this one, there are still 6 more amendments to look at. Don’t get lazy, just do it. So here’s another one of those things where people use the amendment to stand up for what they believe, why bother. Well if you want to pay for what you believe, go ahead and vote for it. But remember that if it passes, all those Miami and Washington lawyers will get richer using your tax money to fight over it and , win or lose, nothing will change because it’s a federal thing.
What’s this last sentence about ” right to privacy “? When ” right to privacy” shows up in a discussion of abortion, it usually means abortion counseling, so this is to cut off money for that.
So if a fourteen year old girl gets pregnant, she has no one to talk to about it except her parents? Only if she can talk to her parents, and if she’s pregnant, chances are that they haven’t been doing much talking. So she ends up talking about it with her friends who probably watch that MTV tv program that glorifies pregnant girls in high school ? That’s right, and she ends up having a baby without any discussion of how it’s going to change the rest of her life. Too bad, but what does that have to do with me ? Try this. Who do you think is going to pay for this for the next eighteen years ? 
Another. NO.  I hope that the next one turns out to be a yes.


Natural selection will do away with some people in time… but artificial selection is much faster.

Free Discovery Saturday teaches children about our “Fantasy Fish
On Saturday, October 20, children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in the free educational event at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center — Discovery Saturday “Fantasy Fish.” From 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. participants will learn about how a festival of marine animals and plants work together to create our coral reef ecosystem  Discovery Saturdays are scheduled the third Saturday of every month. Attendance is free, but preregistration is recommended. Call 305-809-4750 to register. The Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman waterfront in Key West.

The fault is not with candidates who say stupid things to get elected, but voters who elect anyone who says them.

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The next workshop of the Big Pine computer club is coming up this Saturday, October 13, 10 am at the senior center behind the Fire Station.  Hope to see you there.

[“14 yr old Pakistan Peace Heroine Shot]  I sure hope someone steps up and gives that little Pakistan girl a safe haven and a new life that was shot in the head by the Taliban.  She spoke out because she wanted an education as a 10 yr old and won one of the first Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize.  The Taliban have issued a statement that they are still gunning for her and she won’t survive the next attempt.  She needs U.S. Foster home, like, right now!  Poor little thing.  I can’t comprehend the brutality of the Taliban in the name of All


Use a photo to make a silhouette ornament. Link

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant Engineer arrested after strange shoplifting spree. Oh yea, this is who I want guarding the place — not! Link

Leave Bench Bob alone. He hasn’t done anything to you. Where ever he is isn’t your business so mind your own.



What are friends for!

[“Bench bum that used to sit at CVS”] It just seems sad that you have to bring this up, are you stalking him?


[Lost in the Cloud] The people who are struggling with the concept of cloud storage of data vs computer memory storage are the same people who were confounded by the fax machine years ago.  They could not understand why they still had the document if it got sent out to their recipient.  It was really funny.  Now I never get a fax.  They’re rarer than hen’s teeth.

Life raft law creates cost concerns. Link

Please, if you have any ideas about the proposed amendments on the ballot, try to be lucid with your comments. And please no FTR type postings. We really need to make informed decisions this Nov.

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Black cat, white cat, Halloween or not – cats should not be outdoors.

Key Largo Songfest has star studded lineup. Link

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[Review: Veet Hair Removal Cream For Men] Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen. I didn’t’ have long to wait. At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head.
Religion hadn’t featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the destruction of the meat and two veg.
Struggling not to bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel off in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair. Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen, by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief.
I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, took the lid off and positioned it under me.
The relief was fantastic, but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing returned.
Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn’t managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the draw for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon.
I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open. I took a handful of them and an tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse. This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found its way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running its engines behind me.
This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain.
The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before.
Unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen my other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering arhhh ooooohhh that feels good ahhh!
Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn’t heard her come in it caused an involuntary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction.
I can understand that having a sprout fired against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn’t the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn’t improve my status so to sum it up: VEET removes hair, dignity and self-respect.


[Pot Luck Dinner] The Key Deer Protection Alliance and the Friends And Volunteers of the Refuge will be holding a pot luck dinner tonight, Thursday, October 11, beginning at 7:00.  The get together will kick off the 2012-13 meeting season and the public is invited.  The location is the Lower Keys Property Owners Association building on Bogie Road near the Old Wooden Bridge Fish Camp.

[Hackers] I’m sure if anyone hacks my files they will be bored to tears.

I’ve walked past the “bum” many times at CVS. He never once asked me for money. He may not look like you or me, but he seems harmless. I suggest that everyone just forget about him.



Come see the County Commission Ballet.  Watch them dance around the IPhone scandal.

This is a number by a remarkable dance group from Germany’s ZDF Television & Entertainment Company. Link


Shrimp bisque recipes. Link

Supreme Court case could effect Keys land decisions. Link

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Rick Ramsay Republican for Sheriff

Response time and always-on-duty both sound theoretically good in a population where there is a significant amount of gang violence.  However allowing any county employee to use our vehicles for their own personal use when they are not working is a complete waste of our tax dollars.  Twice that I know of the same deputy’s patrol car was broken into and his guns were stolen.  His own dogs even told him something was going on that needed investigating.  But no, it was either not his job or he was not on duty.

Key Largo’s coconuts bar and lounge famous? for what ? that is the most disgusting place in the keys.

[Cloud] I happen to be in the IT business and I think I can clear this up. There is one, undisputed definition of cloud computing: It is god’s gift to consultants!


Last weekend I saw something at Larry’s Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer. Link

Deer Ed, I can now open all the links. Thank you. And the new look is easy on the eyes Thanks for putting up with all the crap that I’m sure you get daily. Your efforts and time are appreciated by many more than you know.


[Oh, oh!] The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.

[Congressman Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security] Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010. On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had “voted to cut the funding for embassy security.” “Absolutely,” Chaffetz said. “Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,0000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libyato help protect our forces. When you’re in touch economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.” For the past two years, House Republicans have continued to deprioritize the security forces protecting State Department personnel around the world.

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A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable” or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this “un-likablility.” Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney: 1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief. 2. Been married to one woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS. 3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?) 4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary. 5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and by the way, his academic records are not sealed. 6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter -culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America? 7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a success! 8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America’s scorn. 9. Oh yes, he’s a Mormon. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest. 10. And one more point. Pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that money himself as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Link
Segments of the Jon Stewart vs Bill O’Reilly debate. Link

You win a debate on the truth and specifics, neither of which the Romney/Ryan campaign has been forthcoming with. Paul Ryan is a NEO con and a serious creep. He is the poster boy of the Alex P. Keaton set. They want to push granny in a wheel chair off of a cliff. Thought not readily admitting it. They would even lie about. Paul would say ” you mean push granny off a cliff…. Like this? That didn’t just happen. It’s a conspiracy perpetuated by the liberal media.”

Which is better? A candidate who is willing to fight to protect our country or one who promises to get out of wars, but never does?

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[America For Sale] Koch brothers are further poisoning our politics by bankrolling efforts to remove three justices from the Florida Supreme Court. Link


Ann Romney: “The Man I Know” Link

I took a posters advice and I did look at a Republican Governors record. I looked at the State of California and saw the destruction Republican Governor Arnold left behind. Thanks for reminding me. That republican leadership?

 Another Republican poster on here said “Republicans serve their country and start businesses”. How come this military Veteran that’s opened 2 businesses don’t count?  Because I’m a Democrat?  Strange mindset.

I have a question for all of you confused Romney supporters. What specific tax breaks will Romney want removed from middle class workers? Please be specific. No unsubstantiated rhetoric.

[The Right’s War on Women] Georgia Rep (R) calls women ” farm animals “.  Center for Reproductive Rights launches ” Draw the Line ” Campaign.  Please put your big girl panties on & sign the petition! Link

Good Morning it time to go to work on the undecided vote. This photo & text hits the nail on the head. It’s way past time for Big Bird to leave the nest. Borrowing money from China to fund any program is wrong. If you don’t understand this you have not a clue what a mess we are in. The Government should not be in the entertainment business or any other business. This Great country was built on Private Enterprise. Private Enterprise pays the taxes that make our government work. The government must use billions of tax dollars to keep feeding this monster. Full of waste and ineffective. It is to costly. We must protect S/S, Medicare & Medicaid  even these programs must be looked at very closely if they are to be there for our kids & there kids. We need a smaller government, less taxing & a balanced budget. PBS along with the many other government funded programs is a great start. There is a very good chance Obama will go down as the most incompetent president in America’s history. Vote for Mitt Romney.

It turns out that the tea partyists in the house have been cutting funding to the state department for security in foreign countries for over a year now. Recently a prominent house committee republican spilled the beans about it and how it may be related to the deaths in Benghazi. But the lying Romney is saying it’s because Obama has gone soft on terror in the middle east. Not that whole thing again. 


Everybody is talking about Obama is a Muslim. Well he is not. But mitt Romney is a Mormon. It is a cult. And they believe some really weird shit like Jesus came back to the America’s after his ascension in Israel to gather his list sheep. It was all prophesied by a guy who read the seer stones out of…. you guessed it….. A hat! Nobody has ever seen these stones. They also believe in polygamy. Mitts grandfather had 7 wives. And you say he’s not weird?

We have all discovered that Romney would sell his country out by investing Billions in Iran’s oil industry even if he understands Iran is an enemy of America. Which is fine hes allowed to put his money into the coffers of the country building and sending ieds that kill American troops if he wants. Free enterprise right?

 Now we are seeing Romney reach even new lows.

The mother of Glen Doherty one of the navy SEALs that was killed in the attack in Libya finds Romney’s politicizing of her sons death a disgrace. I agree. Romney was trying of course to find a way of saying our president was responsible for his death and used her son as the pawn in his little game. The man has no shame.

The SEALs mother told Bostons WHDH 7 news that  the GOP nominee shouldn’t invoke her son that way again. “I don’t trust Romney” she said. “He shouldn’t make my sons death a part of his political agenda. Its wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all to degrade Obama”.

So now not only is the Iranian oil baron supporting terrorist countries by investing in them hes insulting the families of our fallen.

I guess running for election is a dog eat dog world but to politicize deaths of our troops is the mindset of a man I damn sure don’t want running this country. Romney supporters are spiking the ball a bit to early. Better wait till the whistle.

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 From the Right

Yessir, I really appreciate the critics and the Republican bashers, they are a never runs dry spring of subject matter.

Yesterday one such poster wrote: “The Right‘s fantasy that someone wanting to work will ever quit looking for work is B.S. If you want to work you can find it. If you want to work you don’t quit looking for work. That just means you are too damn lazy to  put out the effort”.  That poster was doing his level best to knock and discredit Republicans. It’s really amusing that he is actually telling us that huge numbers of Americans are not working, only because they don’t want to work!  That sure as hell sounds just like what Romney was saying back in Boca. The Democrats had a huge cow over that, they were furious at the notion.

I urge anyone who is reading this to re read yesterday’s posting.  Our critical friend loudly and stridently told us “We are all underemployed and can use better jobs. It’s always been that way and always will”. Damnit folks, that is precisely the heart and soul of Conservative thought. Conservatives believe that hard work and determination will overcome adversity. We are convinced that each and every one of us can improve our situation. But only if we try. We believe that America is a land of winners and that the primary reason that we are not now winning is Democrat public policy.

The Republican/Conservative ethos is that everyone must compete on a level playing field. We believe that the money you earn is yours, not the governments. But, we do believe that very minimal taxation is necessary so as to operate the minimal federal government necessary to provide for public safety, security, infrastructure, and public health.

Republicans/Conservatives rejoice in prosperity and are fully committed to giving everyone the same opportunity to achieve it.

Look, the unemployed / not in work force / under employed stats in the Bureau of Labors reports are not Republican inventions. They have been reported for decades. Republicans believe that every single able bodied American who is not retired should be gainfully employed.  We recognize that that there are some folks who for physical or mental health issues cannot work, those folks should get public assistance. Conversely, we believe that those who simply find it  inconvenient, a drag, or too much effort, or complain that available jobs are “beneath” them should not receive public assistance. 

We believe that there cannot be sufficient jobs until commerce improves. We believe that a friendly, but responsible, business environment will certainly lead to an immediate and wide spread increase in jobs. We know that Mr. Obama has led us to a place where more than 100,800,000 Americans are either unemployed or  have quite looking for work. We believe that is unconscionable.

Certainly Mr. Obama can’t be happy that in the four years of his administration, the average middle class family income has declined by about $4300.00. I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot of money to this olde fart. Deer Friends, perhaps our critic friend is a Dino (democrat in name only), or a Lino (liberal in name only). Personally, I’m confident he’s not a hippo. 

Part 2) How many of our CT community have forgotten about the 9/11 murders of 4 American officials in Libya? How many of those people think that Big Bird is more important? Apparently Mr. Obama does, because he’s using his palaver about Big Bird to try an deflect attention from the horrible economy and the shameful Bengasimurders. It’s gotten so bad that PBS, Big Bird, is squawking at Obama to knock it off, yep the head chicken at PBS sent a letter to Obama demanding that Obama and his surrogates quit using Big Bird in political ads.

The 9/11/12 murders  of American officials on American soil by jihadist Muslim terrorists is a tragedy, it’s an outrage.  The deaths are a great tragedy in and of themselves. The tragedy is compounded by the absolute fact that the Obama administration was fully aware of the escalating threat to the Bengasi Consulate. Security officials at the Consulate had sent repeated warnings and requests to SOS Mrs. Clinton’s underling, Charlene Lamb, (in charge of embassy security worldwide) who stubbornly refused to improve security.  She even downgraded the number of official security staff to one.  In her Congressional testimony yesterday, the defiant Ms. Lamb, said: “We had the correct number of (security) assets in Benghaziat the time of 9/11”.

One Bengasi Consulate security expert, repeatedly begged for help. He repeatedly told his bosses about the increasing danger.He made it crystal clear that the Consulate and staff were in clear and present danger. He and many others urged increasing securing. His superiors, Ms. Lamb and staff, stubbornly refused, but did give him a raise solely because of the danger. Senior military officials in theater urged an increase in security. They were refused. Not long before the murders State Department removed two squads of security from the Consulate. One of the officials requesting additional security was sternly told to “quit asking”. Today, Team Obama is claiming that Congress is as fault. At no point was any of the officials who requested adding security told that none could be assigned because of lack of money.

Certainly you must be wondering why!  Team Obama wanted to appear “user friendly” to the locals. He did not want to “offend” them. Instead his foreign policy again caused our enemies to hold us in scorn. Team Obama has repeatedly bragged that killing UBL shut down AQI, it did not. AQI, each and every day is growing stronger and more influential throughout the world

Team Obama has recently claimed that there was no warning, no real hint that danger was real and imminent. They make no comment on the fact that just days before the murders Muslim jihadists had placed a bomb against the Consulate wall and blew a hole in it. We made no response; the fact was hidden from the American people. Without a doubt, that unanswered assault gave the murders comfort and assurance. Not long before the murders, Muslim jihadists posted a savage death threat against Ambassador Stevens. The posting had information that proved that the poster had first rate knowledge of Steven’s habits. It said that they would kill him on one of his daily runs. The American people were never told that. There are several pages more of just revealed information that proves beyond any doubt that the attacks were fully and totally foreseeable. The information and Congressional testimony is so overwhelming that there can be no doubt that the 4 deaths of brave Americans could and should have been prevented. Save for the incredible failure of Team Obama’s foreign policy those men would be alive today.

Every sentient American should recall that in the few days after the murders, the Obama administration was claiming that the murders were work of a raging mob acting out against an anti-Muslim video.  For the first couple of days, they refused to even admit that there could be any other explanation. 9 days after the murders, UN Ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows and in the strongest terms possible said that the murders were the work of an enraged mob. Please note that there was little or no official mention that anything other than an enraged mob was to blame. That Deer Friends, was a shameful, insulting lie that certainly came from the White House. It is annoying as hell that Team Obama is convinced that the American public is stupid.

Now, not even a month after the murders, we learn that there is a paper trail of e mails extant that proves that Team Obama well knew of the threat. We now know that Lamb was in direct phone contact with the Consulate DURING the attacks. According to Lamb she was on the phone with the Consulate during and after the assaults. Now we must ask ourselves why we haven’t seen the transcripts of those phone calls. You can be certain those calls proved that the consulate officials under attack told her that it was a terrorist attack not an out of control mob.  You can be certain of that because the streets in and around the consulate had been quiet all day. You can be certain of that because Ambassador Stevens walked into the street accompanying a Turkish official who had come for a visit. The street was quiet.  The assault came on 9/11, a day of rejoicing for jihadist. The assault came on a quiet evening undisturbed by any conflict. They struck with military precision, and without warning. The jihadists came in at least 2 waves and the assaults took hours.  Video posted to the web by the attackers shows no signs of a mob, only attackers armed with RPG’s and assault rifles.

While all of this was swirling around, Mr. Obama took time off and attended a fund raiser with his California Rat Pack. After all, one must set his priorities, mustn’t one?

The infuriating bottom line is that Team Obama well knew of the danger, they can’t deny that. Soon, probably before the election, someone will be placed ceremoniously under the Obama bus. Team Obama purposefully chose to ignore the danger; they purposefully increased the hazard by decreasing the security. It is certain that they knew that the assault was a para military assault, not mob violence, even as the assault was taking place. Then, they embarked on a cover up that puts Water Gate to shame. No one was killed in Water Gate.

Because Team Obama knew of the magnitude of the real and imminent danger, and specifically refused to mitigate that danger, the murders were preventable. Team Obama share’s the responsibility of the murders with the trigger pullers.  That, Deer Friends is why Team Obama attempted the cover up. They even failed at that.

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