"The Four Seasons" provides a much-welcomed respite and relief, from The "Unending Election Campaign From Hell".

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friday, october 31st, 2008

as we count-down, to less-than-7-days before the General Election, in "The Unending Election Campaign From Hell", I need a break from it all. I need a "worthwhile distraction"; a real respite from the drudgery of internal polls; pundits' predictions; candidate rallies; lawn signs; bumper stickers; candidates' automated telephone calls; terribly-biased articles by the corrupt media; the "gay agenda" juggernaut's anger and rage at Traditional America; wild-eyed, mentally-ill, frothing-at-the-mouth leftists, who try to intimidate/bully/harass and "get-in-your-face" (but whom truly need killing); ACORN assholes' widespread corruption & crimes; punk-terrorist filth Bill Ayres & Bernadette Dorn (both of whom truly need killing); racist Irrevs Wright and Pfluger, and soooooooooooooooooo many more hate-America leftist subhuman filth radicals, that I can't stand it any longer. I need a break from it all. And I'm taking it, in this week's "Journal" entry, dammit. Consequences be damned. I know that the 30,000 - 50,000 readers of this weekly "Journal", will either join-in with me or "turn the channel", if they're somehow "bored", and rightly so. It is what it is. No need for "The Fairness Doctrine", here. You have real "choice".

"It's sad to have to say this, but I urge you to 'take adequate appropriate measures' with extra food, water, guns & ammo, to protect your family and yourself, prior to Nov 4th. There will be either 'celebration riots' or 'stolen election riots', by the Obama-Biden scum & filth, depending upon who wins on Nov 5th; you can count on it. History has assured us of that pathetic fact."

[A Sidenote: The next time you read this "Journal" entry, we'll have a new POTUS (President Of The US), ***MAYBE***. Why do I say that? Because if McCain-Palin win, the liberal-demokkkRAT filth will scream "racism" and "stolen election", as the assholes idiotically did in 2000 & 2004, and tie-it-all-up in the courts for days, if not weeks. The riots will be heard, seen and felt nationally and worldwide — mark my words, right here — which will make the 1965 Watts and 1968 MLK assassination riots, and the 1968 DemokkkRATic National Convention riots, look like "a simple walk in the park", causing as much death, damage and destruction. It will get very, very ugly, and I urge you to "take appropriate measures" with extra food, water, guns & ammo, as to protect your family and yourself. I have done so, and am well-prepared for any eventuality. If Obama-Biden win, the "celebration riots" will envelope just as many cities and cause almost as much death, damage and destruction. That said, I truly hope nothing happens, but I am assured by history, that it will occur on a scale which will boggle a rational American's mind. Sad to say, in this enlightened day and age, isn't it?]

To that "equitable end", as we now inevitably pass through the "transitional and declining Fall months", and approach the "sleepy, regenerative Winter months", while looking forward to the "rebirth, renewal Spring Months", I take careful and thoughtful stock in what Antonio Vivaldi's, "The Four Seasons" really means to me, and me alone. I often play Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", as an adjunct to my daily routine of doing what needs to be done, to get ready for Winter. After "The Season of Death & Rest", Spring will inevitably come along, as it will always do. The other seasons will either lead or follow, as they are always also wont to do, too. After 25+ years of being a "Vivaldi Junkie", nothing's changed; I still enjoy all of his musical genius. Be it played by Mozart, Chang, Bell, The English Chamber Orchestra, Zuckerman, Mutter, Carmignola, Brahms, Buthod, I Musici, de Falla, American Baroque, Lalecan, Kennedy, Laiho, Strauss, Red Priest, Tartini or a thousand-plus, other well-versed virtuosos, I cherish and enjoy Antonio Vivaldi's classic, timeless, Magnificent Opus of "Life, Decline, Death, Rest and Re-Birth". It just doesn't get any better than that on this insignificant, earthly plane, IMO.

"Listen to 'The Four Seasons', by yourself, in private, and you'll understand what God meant, when He did what He did, in a mere 7 days."

Natural progression or natural succession? And all that I or you can do, is marvel at what "exquisitiveness", at which God has put-into-place, with "The 4 Seasons", which do what they're designed/intended to do, either with or without us and our participation/approval/acceptance. We're but mere "cogs" in that "Wheel of Life & Death", BTW. All you and I can do is sit back and marvel (again, that darned adjective) at what He's "put-into-play", for this insignificant "blue orb", which we mercifully-inhabit, and (hopefully) lovingly-tend, to His approval/disdain//anger, thus far.

If you think about "it", it all makes sense, in conjunction with Vivaldi's Grand Music Opus, "The Four Seasons". Simply listen, and be amazed, at what you hear. There's no "grander task", than merely-listening and truly-understanding what you are hearing. Many people aren't able to understand what they hear, and are therefore turned-off to that which they listen. All's the pity & sadness for them, IMO.

All that said, I'm finally enjoying a week's respite from all the "election hub-bub", courtesy of Vivaldi. Oh would that he were still alive and continuing to make real music, today. I'm sure he'd be very depressed at what passes for "music", these days. I think he'd also term it "noise, looking for a category", as I've said, for the past 25+ years. IMO, the last "palatable music" ended in the late-60s, with the death of Rock 'n Roll, and the advent of "disco", and on and on and on and on, to the rap-crap we've been forced to endure, for the past 10+ years. But, I digress.

I've recorded numerous Vivaldi classics, other than his best-known, "The Four Seasons", to DVD-RW, and carry them with me in my Jeep, for my own listening pleasure while driving. While stopped at various intersections with one of his many selections playing, I often get a most gratifying "thumbs-up" sign, from adjacent motorists in the waiting queue. Who knew that there are so many "Vivaldi Afficidonados", out there, amongst us? It's most gratifying, and gives me hope that "real music" isn't dead and gone from our 21st century lives.

Anywho, I've enjoyed this week-off from "The Unending Election Campaign From Hell", as I needed a break from it, and I took it for my own mental health. If I didn't do it for myself, I'd never get it from anyone else, but that's *why* I write "The Journal", isn't it? I think so.

Around The Garden Center™.

On the way home from work on Friday afternoon, I noticed that the price of gas, at the pumps, had dropped another 8¢, as the world price of light, sweet crude had also dropped, yet there's no direct correlation between the two. Who cares? Unleaded Regular (87oct) is now at $2.51/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $2.61/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) is at $2.81/gal, with Diesel at $1.49/gal. Why simple diesel fuel, which is a far less refined product, is always so freaking expensive, as compared to gas, is an ongoing mystery to me. Is "someone" trying to keep the price artificially-inflated, to harm and slow-down US/ World Commerce? Is the demand just that greater for it? is the refining process more complicated and more expensive? Okay, after "some exhaustive research", here's why diesel fuel, or "#2 distillate", is much higher-priced, than ordinary gasoline.

My LSCP Foreman, Alan, and I had an early afternoon meeting with Rev Tom Shelley (my Dad's cousin; 2nd from left in pic) of Zion Shaffer's United Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys (PA), to review a large donation of 14 trees for his church property and their picnic grove. I'm donating 6 large Purple Beeches, 3 large Oaks, and 5 American Elm saplings/seedlings. We'll be installing them on Thursday, Oct 30th, so we met to lay out the installation plan, and mark the exact locations, since we have only 1½ days to get this done, with 3 men and my backhoe. Time is getting short, and we have a lot of projects to get finished-up, plus get the entire Garden Center & Nursery stored-away, before Winter weather sets-in. We re-landscaped the front of the church last year — a greatly-needed improvement — and this multi-tree donation will wind-up my efforts to help improve Cousin Tom's ministry at that wonderful, Historical Church. My email sig is quite appropriate: "A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they shall never sit."

Jennifer & Bob have finally finished the massive inventory of thousands-of-pieces-of nursery stock, and the 7 GHs contents. My Sister Becky and my Ass't Greenhouse/ Nursery Mgr, Bob, are working in the GHs to cut-back, weed, clean and consolidate the thousands of 1gal perennials, in GHs 2-3-4, for Winter storage. As soon as the deciduous (lose their leaves) shrubs drop most/all of their leaves, we'll begin moving them into the GHs, for storage. The Conifers (evergreens) will be brought inside in another week, or so, for storage. Everything, and I mean ***everything***, will be inside GHs 1-2-3-4-5-6, by Friday, November 21st, before Winter sets-in and before the Thanksgiving Holiday. As I've said several times, I believe we'll have an early, harsh, very cold and snowy-icy, Winter. I don't want to get caught in that early snow or ice, while we're working to store all that remaining nursery stock. That happened to me several times in "the early years", and it truly sucked. I've learned to avoid that possibility now, at all costs, even to the extent of putting-off jobs until the following Spring, in order to finish-up the GC&N's massive storage project.

On Tuesday, Bob, my Ass't GH & Nursery Mgr, gave me some "bad news". He told me that he'd accepted an "incontrovertible offer", which his previous employer had made, and that he'd be leaving us on Monday, Nov 3rd, for a York (PA) area re-training period. It's a very inconvenient time for us right now, since we're getting ready to put away/store thousands-of-pieces of remaining plant material, but a very "good career move" for him, but since he's been such a good and valuable employee for the past 2 seasons, I could do nothing but wish him well, in his "wise career move". Jennifer's husband, Dave, did the same thing, about 4+ years ago; it was a smart and wise career move for both him and her, and I wished him well in that career move. I value his (and Dave's) friendship, and am most pleased that he's doing well, with this career change. (Notice my use of "career change"; not merely "job move".) In my 18 years, I've had dozens hundreds of employees, whom we've "trained-into-our-system", moving-on to either other garden centers, nurseries or various industry-related positions, in other industries. I've "trained" scores of them, all to much non-avail; they've all left for "greener pastures", and I applaud them all. Smart, wise "career change decisions", all. The Horticulture Industry is a "job", and not a "career". Bob, like Dave, was very smart to choose a career within another industry; this time, the banking industry. Dave's was another industry, IIRC.

Temps at night are dropping into the upper-30°Fs, while daytime temps are in the upper-40°Fs, and with this weekends' temps in the lower-60°Fs, due to the warm front moving thru, from the south, and bringing warmer temps along with it, the typical Fall weather "bounces" are already in-play. I kind of like seeing frost, in-the-fields, as I drive to work, each morning. And I particularly enjoyed t-storms and rain on Saturday, although "Severe Weather Warnings" were quickly posted around 3-4pm, for heavy rains, severe winds and flood warnings. I kept a watch for any/all three, but only saw the heavy rains in East York, where I live.

On last Saturday's rainy, cold afternoon, I again noticed that gas prices at the pump, had dropped another 12¢. Unleaded Regular (87oct) is now at $2.39/gal, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $2.49/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) is at $2.69/gal, with Diesel at $3.42/gal. Wowser! At this rate, we'll be under $1.00/gal, in just a few more weeks. An no one, except the ME's stinking rich, arab filth would argue that that's a bad thing. As I said last week and the week before that, ***something's going to happen*** to drive-up the price into the $4-5/gal range, very quickly. Israel attacking Iran? Iran attacking Israel? Murderous, subhuman muslim-islamist filth attacking America with nukes? Europe gets nuked? Something is coming, and I wish I knew what it was.

My back pain was bad enough on Saturday, that I went home at 1:45pm, leaving Dad with Bob, Tyler & Becky, for the final 2-3hrs. I hadn't taken any Gabapentin (300mg caps) in several days, so the pain was building-up, and I needed to take some 600-700mg of it, get horizontal on the LR couch with the heating pad, and rest for a few hours, which I did. By 7pm, I was feeling better, made some dinner, and went to sleep. I was up several times during the night, to "water Murphy-The-Cat", and slept nicely until 8:30am, on Saturday. I made a 3-high stack of French Toast, and some Starbuck's French Roast (extra bold caffeine) Coffee, and left for work, by 10:15am.

Sunday was a drop-dead beautiful day: low humidity, "severe clear" skies (much like Tuesday, 9-11), and temps in the low-60°Fs. Perfect Fall weather, IMO. I however, wasn't anywhere near perfect that day. I woke-up with a raging 101.7 fever, pounding headache, sweats & chills, nausea, and aches/pains in every muscle, bone and joint in my body. It sure felt like the flu, but since I've not had the flu in ~10 years, I was only guessing at that point. Sure "felt like it", from what I remember. My immune system has always assiduously-protected me, and without the questionable benefit of seasonal flu shots. I called Dad to let him know I wasn't coming-in, managed to "keep-down" some Jell-O, took 3 aspirin and went back to sleep. By 2pm, the fever had subsided, but the aches/pains were still there, and I walked down the street to get my week's mail at the condo's community mailbox. The fresh air smelled and felt good. I called my Office's answering machine, to leave Alan, Jennifer & Bob a message for the following Monday morning, that I was down with the flu, and probably wouldn't be into work until 12noon or shortly therefter.

I took a mice, leisurely walk around the block, in the Carriage Hill Condo complex, to get my mail from the community mailbox, and to get some fresh air, on mid-Sunday afternoon. Then, I remembered that I needed to get some smokes, and drove down the hill to Rutter's to get some Marlboros and OJ. Temps were in the low-60°Fs, bright and sunny, low humidity and lots of people out-and-about, and I enjoyed the 15-min ride, to and from the store. I took numerous 324mg aspirin, drank OJ, and went to sleep around 8pm. Rest is what I sorely-needed.

I was into work by 10:45am on Monday, after making a coffee/cigarette-stop on the way-in, and immediately-began work on the second of two final LSCP Estimates, which James had emailed to me, on Saturday. I didn't get very far: the fever, chills etc took-over, and I nodded-off in my chair, wrapped in four layers of clothing and covered by a coat, just to keep warm. I had the first LSCP Estimate finished on Saturday, printed-out and sealed-up in the presentation package, ready-to-go to the Stewartstown (PA) P.O., on Monday; now to be Wednesday. In >15mins, I had maybe 25% of the second one finished (less-than-half of my normal speed), but not yet ready-to-mail. With 102.3° fever, I was wary that I'd made a mistake, and decided to wait to finish it, until later. It's kind of sad to know that those are the "final two" LSCP Presentation Packages which we'll have done for the 2008 Season, and that 4+ months are ahead, with no work on the desk. Oh, James and I have numerous LSCP-related Forms etc to revise, and I have numerous, Retail-related Forms, with Dad & Jennifer (nay, Bob now; darnit), to get ready for the 2009 Retail Season. I have a slew of Corporate Website Pages to update, many new pics to incorporate, a customer's water garden movie to embed, Open House ads and postcard mailers to get ready, a decision on whether I'm even going to go ahead with the "Roots & Shoots" Newsletter for Spring, or just do the ads and postcard mailer, plus some :15sec radio spots. I quit The Weather Channel 'Crawl', on October 1st, after 18 years of owning that venue, but for the past 5-7 years, and a cost of $1,320/month, it just wasn't producing any "tangible results" for my business. Lots and lots and lots to think about and do, over the Winter months. Except for a simple Verizon White Pages listing, I've also cut-out all Yellow Pages advertising, further saving us $775/month, which can be combined with The Weather Channel's $1,320/month, to give me some nice funds to use in marketing to the upcoming BRAC relocations at APG, and in numerous other markets. In light of the US Economy's massive financial tanking, I have to explore other areas, and with my new marketing firm's able assistance, I will aggressively do so. To top all of that "minor stuff-off", I also have to completely re-design my Corporate Website, some 900+ pages deep, at some point. I'm undecided right now. Do I revamp the entire thing, or start over and gradually add the completed pages, back-in? I really need to convert it into CSS-xHTML (Cascading Style Sheets-Extensible HyperText Mark-Up Language), and get it away from simple HTML, and into the 21st century. According to the W3C Consortium, if I'm reading the "future of the Web" correctly, all HTML-based sites will gradually-disappear as their simple HTML is replaced and that once-standard language is fully-deprecated, degraded and unavailable to many visitors' browsers, in a decreasing number of years. www.gdnctr.com is such a vast site, that it's almost impossible to do a "simple conversion" to CSS-xHTML. Hmmm, lots to think about and lots to do, over the Winter months. I decided to go home around 2:15pm, take some aspirin, drink lots of water/OJ, and get into bed, for the rest of the day, hoping that Tuesday would be better, and that I could function at something near 50%, instead of this pathetic, flu-afflicted level of sub-performance. Yuk.

Just as I was getting ready to go upstairs to sleep, I got another call (3rd one in >one week) from a "pollster", asking ~26 questions about the election, the candidates, their views and my opinions. I gave the poor guy an earful, and he typed as fast as he could, but had to stop me several times, and retrace my answers for his survey. I could hear his fingers pecking-away in the background, and I tried to me merciful, when he asked my opinion(s) about socialist-Marxist-commie sambo POS, Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL) & shit-for-brainless, Joey "Hairplugs" Biden (PLAGIARIST-DE) vs John McCain & Sarah Palin. Poor guy's fingers were smoking, trying to type to my answers. Ha! >3 minutes later, I got another call, this one automated, from Newt Gingrich, and I hung-up, and went upstairs to sleep. Enough of the political crap; I've had it.

The Winter season's first potent Nor'easter Storm, blew- up the eastern seaboard on Monday evening, and continued through the night, and I heard "horizontal rain" pounding against the windows and skylights. It woke-me-up several times during the night, and was still raging on Tuesday morning, with 45-50mph winds, all-day. The *Severe Storm/ Severe Wind Warnings*, were up all day, and in effect until mid-day, Wednesday. 2-3ft of snow in the Poconos and in the northern areas of NJ & NY; New England was getting pounded on Tuesday, and the snow was flying fast and furious, the weather stations, reported. To the south of us, North Carolina was also getting record cold and snowfall. It's very, very unusual to have a Nor'easter Storm, in anytime other than the Winter months, from December through March, or so. I's predicted an "early Winter", many weeks ago, in these "Journal" pages, and was gently-chided by my Key Staff, LSCP Foreman and others. As usual, I'm always right, as I've been in previous years, when making such predictions, as few and far between as they've been. I watch "weather trends" at The National Weather Service and several other weather-related sites. Pretty simple, really.

I slept-in on Tuesday, until 11:30am, and even with the condo's thermostat set at 83°F, I was still (((shivering))). I had dressed with 4-layers of clothing, just to try to keep warm. Even my super-duty-heavy, Turksh Bathrobe, wasn't quite-enough to mitigate the shivering, before I dressed in street garb. My body temp had dropped from 102°F, down to 99.3°F, but I felt "physically-drained" from the past two days' (Sunday & Monday) flu fever. I went out for a short drive, and a breath of fresh air, despite the rain and cold weather, but was feeling a bit "rocky" from the fever, so I cut that trip short, so as not to get into an accident, or worse.

After getting back into the condo, I had a number of "chores" to get done, and quickly-completed them. Since I'd postponed my cleaning lady & her husband's usual Tuesday's appointment, I did some of her/her husband's chores, and left the most of them, for them to finish-up when they finally get here, later in the week. I'd also forgotten to set-out the garbage bags from the previous week, on Monday evening, for early (6am) Tuesday morning pick-up, so I had multiple bags piling-up, and which I'll take down to my business, for storage and pick-up, before next Tuesday. No biggie.

I called Dad on Tuesday, around 1pm, to check-in and let him know that I'd be in on Wednesday, at 8am, as usual. It was a quiet past 2-3 days there, he said; Mom's medical appointments, which he and Becky had taken her to, at The Hershey Medical Center Complex, were okay (she's going to have back surgery), and I'm hoping that solves her back pain problems.

Getting back to work on Wednesday, wasn't easy. I was still pretty "rocky, drained & weak", from the constant high fever and lack of food — 2½ days on only Jell-O will do that — but I couldn't keep anything else down. Just the thought of food made me sick, again. I had a pile of paperwork on my desk to get caught up with, and a number of "problems" to handle at the GC&N, which I promptly did. I finished-up the last of the LSCP Estimates, worked on LSCP Billing, fielded dozens of calls, juggled appointments into next week until I feel better, and left around 3;15pm. We went on Winter Hours (Mon - Sat, 10am - 3pm; Closed Sunday), as of Monday, but as long as we have work, the LSCP Crew/ Key Staff will keep their 8am-3pm hours, to get it all done. We've still got a "veritable shitload boatload" of nursery stock left to put away, but we'll get it done, hopefully before the nasty Winter weather sets-in. Speaking of which, I drove through a nasty snow squall (~½", but no accumulation), on the way home Wednesday, and it looked to be some of the "lake effects snow" being carried By some very strong 45-50mph winds, into this area. It was snowing lightly (again, no accumulation) when I got home, and continued off-and-on and mixed with rain, for the next 2hrs. Winter's not far-off, I'm telling you. I "know these things"; I just do.

Sister Becky left for SF on Thursday morning; Dad drove her to Harrisburg Int'l Airport (HIA), at 5am for her direct flight, and she'll once-again be back in mid-April for The 19th Annual Open House, on Saturday, April 18th. She and Jennifer/Bob got the 4 retail GHs prepped for Winter storage, and we'll soon be moving thousands of pieces of nursery stock inside.

Since I was "off", albeit sick with the flu on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, I decided not to take my usual Thursday off, since "things" had piled-up on my desk over those past 3 days, and I went-in at 8am. I'm glad that I did, as I had numerous "piles of stuff" to finish-up — LSCP Billing, appointments to re-schedule and new ones to schedule, and many phonecalls to return — I hate "piles of stuff", piling-up, don't you? Anyway, everything has been completed and mailed as of Thursday, and life is good, once more.

Are We Really Going To Do This?

Before you read the rest of this section, open another tab/browser window, and play Our Beloved America's Historic & Wonderful Anthem, "Battle Hymn Of The Republic. Then, in that other browser window, read the rest of this article about B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL), while you're listening to it. You'll quickly understand what the section's title, really "means". God Bless/ God Help America.

John McCain believes in protecting and defending America, as it is. B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL) tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. Obama stands for the expiation of America's original sin in oppressing black people, the third world and the poor. There are many in the west for whom all this is music to their ears. Whether through wickedness, ideology, stupidity or derangement, they firmly believe that the ultimate source of conflict in the world derives at root from America and Israel, whose societies, culture and values they want to see emasculated or destroyed altogether. They are drooling at the prospect that an Obama presidency will bring that about. The rest of us can't sleep at night.

Okay; here we go with some of my fears.

Are we really going to elect a President whose political career started at his terrorist friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn's house? Friends who are unrepentant of their domestic terrorist activities; activities which included bombing the U.S. Capitol Building and attempting (unsuccessfully, thank God) to kill U.S. servicemen during a dance at Fort Dix.

Are we really going to elect a President who is comfortable with Jeremiah Wright's hate filled sermons? Comfortable enough to attend Wright's Trinity United Church for twenty years.

Are we really going to elect a President who has radical anti-Israel friends and associates like Rashid Khalidi?

Are we really going to elect a President who practiced Chicago politics and traded political favors to convicted felon Tony Rezko for a deal on his mansion? I could continue with these questions regarding the individuals he chooses to associate with, but the key question is:

Are we really going to elect a President who practiced Chicago politics and traded political favors to convicted felon Tony Rezko for a deal on his mansion? I could continue with these questions regarding the individuals he chooses to associate with, but the key question is:

Are we really going to elect a President who seems most comfortable around anti-American radicals and criminals?

Are we really going to elect a President who believes the appropriate role of government is to "spread the wealth"? Have we really reached a point in America where we are willing to embrace class warfare as a successful campaign strategy?

Are we really going to elect a President who is going to expand the federal budget by almost one-trillion dollars in a time of financial crisis and growing deficits?

Are we really going to elect a President who has requested almost one million dollars a day in earmarks during his short Senate tenure (totaling $932 million dollars) and receives a 22 lifetime rating (out of 100) from Citizens Against Government Waste?

Are we really going to elect a President who has requested almost one million dollars a day in earmarks during his short Senate tenure (totaling $932 million dollars) and receives a 22 lifetime rating (out of 100) from Citizens Against Government Waste?

Are we really going to elect a President who is going to raise taxes during a recession? He would be following Herbert Hoover's example in this respect, please see the period after the Hoover presidency for evidence on the efficacy of this approach.

Are we really going to elect a President who believes that the question of life is "above his paygrade"? Catholic scholar Robert Geroge accurately descirbes Obama as "the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket".

Are we really going to elect a President who is supported by only by only 23 percent of our servicemen and women versus his opponent, a veteran, who is supported by 68 percent?

Are we really going to elect a President who has shown a shocking and consistent disregard for the free speech rights of those who dare to oppose him? This link goes to a great article which I highly recommend reading.

Are we really going to elect a President who has shown a shocking and consistent disregard for the free speech rights of those who dare to oppose him? This link goes to a great article which I also highly recommend reading.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, are we really going to elect a President in this time of crisis and international turmoil who has less than one term experience in the Senate (most of that time spent running for President)? If we do so, according even to Obama's own running made, we are inviting an international crisis. We invite Russia to reinvade Georgia and fulfill their ambitions to retake the Ukraine and Poland. We invite Iran to continue pursuing nuclear weapons, the consequence of which will be a second Holocaust. We invite the Iranians also to fill the power vacuum left by our surrender in Iraq. We invite Islamic radicals in Pakistan, a country which already has a nuclear arsenal, to challenge their current leadership given Obama's willingness to disregard them. We invite left wing despots in Latin America like Hugo Chavez to continue expanding their power in their region and undermining our democratic ally Colombia through their support of FARC terrorists.

When you cast your ballot for President, I truly hope that you will ask yourself if B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL)'s "soaring rhetoric" is enough to convince you to ignore these concerns and disregard basic principles, which has made this country great.

As an addendum, the lowlife muslim-islamist/terrorists-pal, B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL), by the Secret Service's/ FBI's own nominal requirements, isn't even fit or qualified to be a member of his own security detail! And he isn't even a "Natural-Born, US Citizen". Think about it, dammit!

Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.

I have to chuckle when someone asks me why I carry (concealed CCW/PA) a full-sized (5" barrel), Kimber 1911 "Eclipse Target II" .45cal ACP, and answer the door with it in-hand, "cocked and unlocked". Can you say ***home invasion***, whether it's in Pennsylvania or out in California, and everywhere in-between these days, it's happening on a daily basis. I read the horror stories, all the time. Homeowners who are unarmed and too-trusting to strangers, are getting beaten and killed, and their wives and children, raped, brutalized and murdered; those homeowners, like myself, who are suitably-armed and know how to use a handgun and/or shotgun, are killing the murderous, subhuman filth intruder(s), and rightly/righteously-so! There are too many instances of that kind of thing happening, and I won't ever be a victim of that crap, trust me! My Remy 870 "Express Tactical" 12ga slide shotgun is also within 1-2ft of my quick reach, loaded with "00" Buckshot, and "ready-for-duty", at a moment's notice. And after hearing about this beautiful, young woman, who was beaten-to-death, is there any reason why YOU DON'T KEEP A "SELF-PROTECTION DEVICE", handy? Huh? What's your excuse, liberal idiots? You seriously want to DIE, at the hands of a criminal?

Election 2008.

The fat, ugly, filthy, criminal, corrupt, mentally-ill, racist, slobbering, bigoted NIGGA repulsive, physically-stinking, piece-of-lowlife-shit, Bertha Lewis, national chief "organizer/criminal" for ACORN, needs due-charging, trial, conviction and execution, IMO, for her many, many crimes. All known members of that criminal shithole group, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — the national community organizing group better known as ACORN — coordinated a massive voter fraud registration campaign in many states and are now under investigation, with many of their "organizers" convicted to fraud and other crimes, and in prison, should be summarily-executed with a simple .45cal shot to their corrupt heads, IMO. End of problem.

Soooo, the suhuman, lowlife, dirtbag commie/socialist/marxist mutherfuckas "think their time has come", do they? It's way past time to identify all of them, brutally and violently round-them-up, and KILL ALL OF THEM, IMO! Time to "thin the herd" of liberal-demokkkRAT traitors, seditionists and saboteurs in America, IMO!

The cowardly, lying, treasonous pieces-of-lowlife shit MSM, have tried to destroy "Joe The Plumber", but they failed, so far. The MSM are lowlife dirtbags, IMO! F•ck all of the MSM!

The Obama/Pelosi Early Communist/Marxist/Socialist Agenda? Right here. Fuck the ratbastard, sambo, porch monkey, Nigga commie/marxist/socialist filth!

A "plot to assassinate" B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL), and 102 Blacks, disrupted? I saw that at 4:30pm, on Monday. Yikes! "Skinheads" in Tennessee? It sounds like a "Reichstag Fire" plot, manufactured by the corrupt, liberal-socialist-Marxist-commie B. Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong (Nigga-IL)'s camp, to stop his slippage in the polls, and put his sorry NIGGER ass over-the-top, with the "sympathy vote", if you ask me. $100 says it'll dominate the corrupt, liberal-demokkkRAT MSM's nightly new reports, for the next 2-5 days. Any takers? It doesn't pass my "smell-test", BTW.

Fuck The Rest of The World™.

So, the "world wants Obama to win and (still) hates the US"? F•ck the world! F•ck you, Canada, France, Switzerland, Poland, Japan, Mexico, UK and Belgium! As I said many times in 2003 and beyond, when many of those same cowardly, turdworld, shithole countries criticized America for invading Afghanistan and Iraq, F•CK YOU ALL! It was our 9-11, you turd-world, socialist assholes.

Read the article in its entirety. Here's the gist...

"This is why they hate America and love Obama. They hate America because we are unwilling to subject ourselves to the tyrants of this world like Hitler and Ahmadinejad. And this means war. And war means fighting and the disruption of civilian lives and the possibility of death. For some, the fear of the consequences of defending themselves is more onerous than the shame of capitulation. They have therefore embraced the cowardice of Chamberlain as their role model, and attempted to disguise their weaknesses by pretending that they are some higher form of civilized, perverse, destructive behavior, called "multiculturalism & diversity".

"And as it was then, so it is once again. Resignation, accommodation, and capitulation. That's the tried and true European plan for dealing with the tyrants of this world, the Hitler's and the Mussolinis, and now the mad mullahs of Iran and their apocalyptic visions of nuclear destruction. And America — that is, that once proud and bold America, that may just be slipping from our grasp -- is thwarting their plan of unending appeasement by its promises — indeed, by its threats — to intervene, to once again fight for its survival.

To The Rest of The World: "Your house is on fire, yet somehow you manage to find the time to come over here and criticize our garden."

"So they want 'their Obama'. Their universalist grand appeaser, the open friendly face of compromise, the last great hope of the fragile status quo. The world, this same cowardly Old World that still speaks so grandly of its noble traditions of honor and glory, yet so easily bartered its integrity for a coward's peace, is unhappy with us Yanks once again. We're rocking the boat. They don't hate us because of Bush, or even because of Iraq; they hate us because we are one of the last bastions of hope for freedom and democracy in the world and we're willing to fight for it, to put our lives on the line for it. We're an embarrassing reminder, we represent something they have long ago abandoned: manly honor and moral integrity. So they want a non-threatening Muslim-friendly Chamberlain to represent them in the shithole world court, and to sue for peace with the Devil.

"For at least two generations now, we Americans have been taking it on the chin from ignorant, self-righteous student activists and disillusioned pseudo-intellectuals from here at home ,and from around the world, brought up on that pervasive academic witches brew of those Marxist-driven, Moscow-coordinated, sanctimonious and cynically-manipulated student protest movements of the 60s. We — and you — are now living with the bitter fruits of their destructive labors. Cynicism and disillusionment have become a refined art form throughout Old Europe and the UK, the motley uniform of the latest anti-capitalist, anti-American, antiwar avant-garde. To be wise is to be cynical, distrustful, and anti-American.

Your house is on fire, yet somehow you manage to find the time to come over here and criticize our garden? F•CK YOU ALL!

"The Second Coming" — William Butler Yeats.

The Centre Cannot Hold,

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the earth,

Turning and turning in the widening gyre,

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere,

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst,

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out,

When a vast image out of "Spiritus Mundi",

Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert,

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it,

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know,

That twenty centuries of stony sleep,

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

The Global Warming Money Pit™.

Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.

Here's everything you need to know about Global Warming, and why it's a good thing.

The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.

Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.

Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!

CO2 bad? No; CO2 is good, and we need more of it, or we're in for a very cold period, very soon. Here are the facts about CO2.

Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.

There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.

Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.

Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.

AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!

You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.

Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.

AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.

F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, SHOOT THEM, and cleanse the planet, if they try to intimidate anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!

Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!

Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses!

islam Is A Criminal Organization™.

Soooo, muslim-islamist-arab bitches are spewing hate, violence and death threats, at a UK pig-f•cking mosque? Deport the stinking muzzie-bitches! No; better yet, KILL THEM ALL! End of problem, IMO.

These videos are must sees & reads, IMO. The "Undercover Mosque" video series, reveals the subhuman, murderous, dirtbag Saudi Wahhabi influence overtaking the UK that is well on its way here in America, in our religious establishment and at our colleges. This undercover documentary, produced by Britain's Channel 4, is excellent at showing the deception practiced. The MSA — muslim Student Association — is a terrorist group, and all of its members should be lined-up against a wall, and shot/killed, IMO. This is why DAFKA chapters will be calling for divestment from Saudi funding at American college campuses. Of particular note, is the quote from a lying scumbag, lowlife dirtbag Saudi representative, that "the Saudi government does not fund terrorists", when in fact they are the biggest donors to pigshit-eaters, Hamas Filth Garbage. Kill all of the Hamas trash!

Watch this video series, in full:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

This 6-part series should awaken you to "The Enemy Within™"; murderous, subhuman muslim-islamist-arab filth, who are lobbying for "protected religious minority" status, with the liberal-demokkkRATs. Once that happens, as with Canada and the UK, any derogatory statement will mean serious jail/prison time for the speaker of that truth, even from the Bible. Our US Constitution's First Amendment is effective trashed, as a result. If Hussein Obama-Osama-Lama-Ding-Dong is elected POTUS, it will happen and he will gladly accommodate his fellow murderous, subhuman muslim-islamic-arab filth; count on it!

This horror is ongoing in Europe and Canada. And it is also underway here in America, led by the lowlife, subhuman, terrorist-supporting filth at CAiR. Other than deporting the murderous muslim-islamist-arabs, which merely shifts the burden of terror to others, the solution is to duly-charge, try, convict, sentence and execute all of them, IMO. I'd have zero problem in doing that. Zero problem. Just make me "King For A Day", and that problem would disappear, along with hundreds of other "problems", which plague America. That's guaranteed!

This is so wrong: thinking that subhuman, murderous, al Queerda filth, is "rehabilitated" and can being released back into Iraqi society! They need summary killing, IMO, and complete and total "removal" from all societies worldwide, IMO. Zero recidivism! They will "pop-up" and begin killing, once again; count on it, dammit! KILL THEM, KILL THEM, KILL THEM ALL! No damned exceptions! I will be proven right, within >2 years, after we leave, and the al Queerda subhuman murderers resurface, once again, and start the killing all over again! I'll bet $1,000,000 that it happens in >2 years! Any takers?

Soooo, a pig-f•cking, boy-buggering, lowlife, subhuman dirtbag, muslim-islamist dog-f•cking senior Saudi "cleric", Saleh al-Luhaidan, chief justice of the supreme judicial council, the highest judicial authority in the ultra-conservative shithole, Saudi kingdom, has issued a religious decree, saying the owners of television networks broadcasting "depravation and debauchery" may be killed. I say, "Invade that stinking Saudi hellhole, kill all their leaders, and convert them to Christianity" (Ann Coulter's quote, BTW); if those scum won't convert, KILL THEM! I agree 101%, Ann baby! Subhuman muslim-islamist garbage need wholesale killing/slaughter, worldwide, IMO. They are the cause of horror, terror, destruction & death on a scale, worldwide, since the 7th Century, which has murdered more innocent people, than all of communism, nazism, socialism, Marxism, Stalinism, Leninism, Maoism, and all world wars, combined. Fact. The liberal-demokkkRAT assholes call that "population control", BTW. Funny stuff, huh?

The pig-fucking, cowardly, muslim-islamist, subhuman slimeball of al Queerda, did another slaughter of innocents, in Paki-land, at the Marriott Hotel. Track-down the al Queerda subhumans, and KILL THEM ALL!

Find and kill American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, as soon as possible. I'll personally-add $1,500 to the bounty for that subhuman white-trash filth/garbage! KILL HIM!

Almost a year after two teenage muslim girls were found dead — executed by their murderous, lowlife subhuman, muslim-islamist-arab pigfucker father — in the back seat of a taxicab in Texas, the FBI is saying for the first time that the case was have been an "(dis)honor killing", by subhuman garbage, lowlife, dirtbag, pigfucker muslim-islamist-arab father-filth, who needs killing. Find him and kill him! He's subhuman pigshit! Find and kill all treasonous, subhuman, lowlife dirtbag, pigfucking CAiR garbage/shit/trash/scum/filth IMO!

I have to laugh, shit and piss, when I read a pathetic article, like that PMS-NBC garbage, talking about muslim-islamists' "patriotism and heroism"! You make me PUKE, you subhuman filth and garbage! The filth called islam, specifically muslims-islamists-arabs, are what is destroying the world, in a "pigshit jihad", and all 1.2 billion of you, need killing, IMO! The earth needs cleansing of your lowlife forms! You're treasonous cowards, lowlife dirtbags, liars, seditionists, scum, pigshit, garbage, trash, junk and crap!

Some People Just Need Killing™.

It's not my intention to be the judge here — that God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully-headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey: call my an "Old Fashioned Conservative"!

Oh, be still my beating heart! The Great State of Texas is going to execute a dozen (12!) condemned inmates in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's so-called "death watch" cells, at a scheduled rate of two a week, over six weeks. Bravo, Texas, bravo! Clean out Death Row, and make room for more subhuman filth to wait their hopefully shorter turn at dying, for crimes against society's innocents. I truly admire Texas, as they know what "True Justice" is. Virginia's a close second; the rest of the states are liberal wimps and demokkkRAT dogshit, IMO.

Another subhuman piece-of-lowlife-shit, convicted child double-murderer, "big tough guy", Marco Allen Chapman, 36, wants to be executed for the murders of 6-year-old Cody Sharon and 7-year-old Chelbi Sharon in the northern Kentucky town of Warsaw in August 2002. Welllllll, hey, Kentucky: FRY THE MUTHFUCKA Chapman garbage! I'm sure he'll get a very, very "special place in Hell", for what he's done. And God Bless those poor little children's innocent souls.

The subhuman, murderous bitch-filth-mommy, Casey Anthony, who murdered her 3-year old daughter, Caylee, 3, should be summarily-tried and killed, IMO. Caylee will never be found, although her decomposed body's traces in her bitch-mommy's car's trunk, has yielded the damning and incriminating evidence. Todd Black, a "spokes-scumbag" for Casey Anthony's ambulance-chaser trash, Jose Baez, both should be summarily-tried and executed with their murderous, bitch-filth "client, IMO! Kill them both, with the whore, and throw them into a pit of shit.

Subhuman, piece-of-shit murderer, Eric Nenno, who killed 7-year-old Nicole Benton more than 13 yars ago, was finally executed. Bravo, Huntsville, Texas! The filth called liberalism, which I consider as bad a crime as murder itself, is what caused Texas Tawpayers to have to house, feed and clothe ("3 hots and a cot") that subhuman Nenno garbage for 13 years, whole poor little Nicole Benton is still dead. Good riddance and rot in hell, asshole!

Vote: The Machinery of Democracy.

Once a vote is cast — by traditional ballot, electronically, or absentee form — we expect it to be tallied and credited to our candidates of choice. However, any voting system has chinks, as was apparent in November 2000 amid Florida's infamous dangling chad and butterfly ballot fiasco. America's voting system is a mind-numbing patchwork of e-voting, punch cards, gears and levers, and other rudimentary tools — a logistical nightmare at risk for failure. Historically, votes were cast on elaborate paper ballots, aka "party tickets," which were fair game for confusion and fraud. As the nation and the electorate grew, vote tampering and ballot reform were always front of mind. In the wake of 2000, America's voting experience has given industrial designers new challenges. Maybe the designs of the future won't leave us — or the chads — hanging. This site explores all of the above, and some other options for futrure voting methods.

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