the demise of sanity
Friday, March 4, 2005
"Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died from heart failure on the brink of the new millennium. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes,factories helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second. A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the chnological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including body piercing, whole language, and "new math." But his health declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus. In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero-tolerance policies. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition. It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion. Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports. Finally, when a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, and was awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel. As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, and stepladders.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his life, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers: My Rights, and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone." — Author Unknown.
Around The Garden Center®.
I slept-in until 1pm on Sunday, and went out and did some food shopping, keeping in mind that a "Major Nor'Easter Blizzard" was forecast for Monday and Tuesday. Once again, it was comical to see other shoppers scrambling to stock-up on milk, eggs, TP, bread and such common items. You'd think the end of the world was at hand.
I'd no more than digested last Friday's snowstorm with a modicum of plowing and shovelling, when another "Nor'Easter" — a convergence of two major storms from the Gulf of Mexico and Canada — began forming and threatened us with a major blizzard. I tracked it all weekend, and was up early Monday at 4am, feeding the cats, when I logged on and saw the radar maps. It was huge, covering about 9 states. I went down to the GC&N Complex, to feed Pickle, leave some additional dry food and water for him, in case I didn't get back down until some time on Tuesday. I also put out another 20lbs of birdseed, so the winged critters wouldn't go hungry. More global warming scam? On Tuesday, I plowed and shovelled for about 4 hours, and had the place back in ship-shape. (((sigh))) I'm getting too old for this crappola. My short take? It was less than advertised, here in The Mid-Atlantic Region.
I spent most of the rest of this week going to various landscape meetings with customers, on their sites, revising numerous written estimates for work they want done, revising landscape and landscape maintenance project lists, to accomodate new arrivals. It looks like manpower is going to be a problems, this year, as we've gotten only two applications for employment, and neither of them are of teh caliber we've had for the past 2-3 years.
The brutally-cold temps have been with us all week: daytime temps in the upper 20°Fs and nightime temps in the lower teens, with windchill in the single digits. Fortunately, the sun is melting both snow and ice during the day, despite the cold. Unfortunately, the amount of ground snow reflects the sun's rays, and is keeping temps down, instead of absorbing the warming rays, and allowing the ground to heat-up and dry-out. The roadcrews have done a super job in clearing snow and ice from the roads, over the past week, with the three snowstorms we've had. I sure am ready for Spring. You?
The 2005 Mid-Atlantic Garden Show — formerly The York Flower Show — is in full-tilt mode, this week and weekend. We participated in it for 8 years, garnering 6 First Place and 2 Best of Show plaques and ribbons. I pulled out in '03, when The President's Day Blizzard collapsed 3 of our 7 greenhouses. Several people have told me that the show's since degenerated into a "yard sale" event, with everything from pots and pans, to clothing and vaious assorted junk, being sold. It's not a flower show, anymore. I predict it'll fall apart in 2-3 years, and be no more.
Want to create an caricature of yourself, in the "Southpark" style? Right here.
Dumbass RINO, US Sen Susan Collins (BITCH-MN) is a traitor, and should be tried, convicted and
executed imprisoned as such.
America is becoming a back alley for the world's criminals, derelicts, vagrants and terrorists. Because some in Congress are too inept and partisan to strengthen our pitiful border security and immigration laws, 20 million illegal aliens, including Arab terrorists, have waltzed into our country and escaped prosecution. And this number is rapidly growing. Wake-up, President Bush and US Congress.
It's very sad to hear that GOP Conservative Alan Keyes has disowned his lesbian daughter. I just couldn't do that to my own flesh and blood. Couldn't do it, no matter what.
Yes, I'd co-sign this letter to President Bush, demanding that the southern border be closed, and that ICE (INS) do its job, and deport the illegal alien filth. In a freaking heartbeat.
Are we a Republic or a Democracy? A (liberal-demokkkRAT-orchestrated) democracy is a disaster.
Are you ready for the Federal Information Processing Standard for Personal Identity Verification? Aka, Federal Personal ID Cards? I'm not, but we soon may have no choice.
(Wo)Men In Black©.
No, I haven't yet read Mark Levin's new book. I'm more concerned with what liberal-progressive-activist judges, on all levels, are doing to destroy America, from within. Mark's approach is too literal; mine isn't.
This week, the US Supreme Court, ruled that subhuman filth, under the age of 18, who brutally murder anyone for any reason, can't be tried for that evil, heinous crime even when they are past that age. Now, let's be clear: killing is not a crime; murder is. I wholly-approve and condone self defense killings, and state-sanctioned executions.
Over 70 cases have been dropped because of the SCOTUS fuck-up ruling, on Tuesday. Now, terrorist cells, gang-bangers, criminals etc will be using 16 and 17 year olds to do their killings. Why? No execution; simple and short prison terms. Quick release, with good behavior. Remember the "Beltway Snipers" in October 2002? Lee Malvo is free from trial and just execution! So's every subhuman POS who murdered, raped, robbed, tortured etc. Shucks; at least sniper John Muhammad, gets death.
The juveniles will soon get away with wholesale murder, on behalf of murderers, islamic-infidel murderers, muslim terrorists, rapists, robbers etc. The ACLU® is The Enemy Within®. The ACLU is socialist-fascist-liberal-progressive shit. Human Rights First spokes-homo, Mikey "The Faggot" Posner, is dogshit.
Black-robed bitches, Ruth Bader Ginsburgh and Sandra Day O'Connor, liberal-progressive-demokkkRAT-fascist-socialist-nazi-America-haters-subhuman-garbage-dirtbag-filth, in concert, have done huge amounts of moral damage to America.
Alas: a voice of reason on the SCOTUS. Thank you, Justice Scalia.
Next, comes The Ten Commandments Case, before the SCOTUS. If they rule against God, all hell is going to break loose in America; mark my words.
An American citizen, trained by the Saudi government in Virginia, will stand trial for plotting to assassinate the president of the United States, and yet the media focus on allegations of torture? Dumbass, liberal, hate-America filth.
Good news for America is bad news for liberal-demokkkRATs. Mentally-ill US Sen Robert "Sheets" Byrd, (RACIST-WVa), compares Conservatives and GOPers to Hitler. Liberals and demokkkRATs are such lying hypocrites. Speaking of mentally-ill, ask US Rep Maurice Hinchey (WACKO-NY) about the black helicopters (“Karl Rove Conspiracy Theory”) circling his home and office. Dumbass socialist moron.
What? Little Danny "Liberal Buttlicker" Rather-Blather's so-called underlings at cBS are bad-mouthing him? Shocking! He sure isn't doing anything to help the affiliates' ratings, is he?
Mentally-ill Howard "The Coward" Deanie-weenie's back, and still screaming looney crap. The former presidential candidate and all-around loser, told party faithful at a Kansas fund-raiser last week that the party's conservative opponents are "evil," according to the Lawrence Journal-World. "This is a struggle of good and evil," he told the gathered activists, who paid $100 apiece to hear the new demokkkRAT chairman. "And we're the good." Sure you are, Howie.
Loser, liar, fake, phony, fraud, scumbag, traitor, seditionist, subhuman filth, US Sen Johbn F(ucking) Kerry (LOSER-MA) is still warm, traitorous dogshit. Why has John Kerry sponsored a Senate resolution honoring a Stalinist who championed racial separatism? The Soviet Union awarded liberal-demokkkRAT-progressive-socialist-commie-fascist, subhuman, degenerate, lowlife, W.E.B. Du Bois, the Lenin Peace Prize. Maoist China staged a national holiday in his honor in 1959. Now, for reasons unexplained, the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nominee seeks to honor Du Bois too. Kerry's efforts to honor Du Bois have been joined by fellow Bay State US Rep liberal-demokkkRATz Ed "I Hate America" Markey (SOCIALIST-MA), who, along with more than three-dozen colleagues, has advanced a similar resolution in the House of Representatives. Both resolutions await floor votes. In addition to praising Du Bois as a "defender of freedom," Markey's February 17 proclamation bizarrely maintains that Du Bois — a longtime Socialist who officially joined the Communist Party late in life — played "an intricate role in the development of the entrepreneurial spirit" and "capitalism" among
For eight years, the top liberal-demokkkRAT school administration officials of an affluent Long Island school district, systematically plundered taxpayer funds, illegally diverting at least $11.2 million to themselves, relatives and cronies for an array of goods and services, from a 65-cent bagel to a $1,812-a-night hotel suite to a mortgage on a luxury home in Florida, a new state audit says. Surprised? Yawn.
Fat, bloated, alcoholic, murderer, US Sen Teddy "Chappaquiddick Swimmer" Kennedy (DRUNK-MA) implodes in the senate chambers. He's quite mentally-ill and seriously needs to be institutionalized.
Let's throw a party: Martha's (federal inmate No. 55170-054) coming home! Another lib-dem criminal setting the lib-dem scum all atwitter!
Lowlife, Degenerate Garbage™.
No, I'm not talking about liberal-demokkkRATs here, but I could be.
Yes, send the MS-13 lowlife, subhuman
spic filth to me, as I can use the target practice. End of problem.
More insanity. Human rights groups filed a lawsuit against the United States Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, yesterday on behalf of eight men allegedly tortured by US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Islam a religion of peace? Hardly.
The founder of human rights organisation Amnesty International, Peter Benenson, has died aged 83. He died on Friday at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after a long illness. Good riddance and burn in hell, asshole!
Ward Churchill: Lowlife, Subhuman Filth.
One of the most despicable, lowlife, subhuman pieces of shit I've yet encountered, is Ward Churchill, a fraud and
phony CU professor, liar, copyright infringer and plagiarist, and hate-America, fake injun liberal-demokkkRAT.
Some People Just Need Killing™.
A man who shot a pizza store manager in the back of the head during a 1991 robbery was executed Tuesday in Georgia after courts rejected his last-minute appeals. Stephen Mobley, 39, was put to death by lethal injection at a state prison in Jackson, GA. Thank you Georgia; you made my week!
All pedophiles should be killed upon conviction. Dead pedophiles = zero recividism.
Lee Boyd Malvo? The black, muslim, homo Beltway Sniper? Who murdered 15 people? KILL HIM!
Cyber Telephone Museum.
For those of us who like to think we qualify as old-school just because we remember a time when we couldn't simultaneously make a phone call and drive a car, witness this pictorial exhibit of rare antique telephones, circa 1876 — 1915. And take note: The micro-chipped little device you carry around with you today may be able to take pictures and send email, but it can hardly match the elegance and style of the 1902 Kellogg Corner Vanity, the 1900 Couch and Seeley Upright Desk Set, or the 1876 Liquid Transmitter. It was over this apparatus that an acid-splashed Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous words of his seminal 911 call: "Mr. Watson, come here; I want you."