12/31/2010

Happy New Year too all you good folks! Obama excluded!

Well I guess I'm going to have to get off my lazy butt and get back into this blogging stuff again. The bullets, rocks, slings and arrows are not falling as thick and fast around here so I guess I can come out of the cellar and stop counting my bullets,bread, and potatoes!

So what is everyones take on how many more Constitutional rights are going to be abrogated and or diminished by this intellectual midget in the Whitehouse? He is doing an outstanding job of turning this country into a socialist shit-hole by using his "executive order" powers, his appointment of 40 some unconfirmed by Congress "Czars", and worst of all his appointment of people to really powerful jobs during times the Congress is not in session. He uses every means at his disposal, legal,shady,or otherwise to bring down this great country.

Go back to the top of the page where my profile is and reread the part about fighting for your freedom and about when you should start! The time is behind us when we should have begun, but it is still not too late! Start again tomorrow to inundate these phony national politicians from our state to do what they were sworn to do when they took office, 'To defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America"! That oath did not mention one thing thing about fealty too your political party of choice, and it certainly said nothing about taking uncounted dollars from unions to do their bidding in the halls of Congress, NOT ONE FRIGGING WORD! It is time to do away with unions@ they have served their purpose and now are a huge drain on the public at large!!

Hey! Have a Happy New Year---,,,, if you are able! TIFN

12/03/2010

11/16/2010

Old Harbor Dock Shenannigans

So just what is a CoW?

The Clerk Of The Works job description template includes the following job summary: To provide on-site observation, issue progress reports, oversee budget, act as owner's representative with architects and contractors, and monitor all operations to ensure quality of construction in accordance with specifications and code requirements. Additional information available includes essential job functions, additional responsibilities, and education and experience requirements.

Anybody got any idea just WHERE our CoW is for this job? Well I just found out today that he resides, on a daily basis in the grand old city of Beantown Ma.! What the hell is he doing up there? He must have fantastic eyesight to be able to monitor just what is going on down here almost a hundred miles away!

I thought the operative words in the job description was "on-site observation"? So just what is going on here? Is there some sort of an agreement between the hire-ee and the hire-er? Dollar bills being kicked around? back and forth?

Just how does one go about getting in this largess where you get paid $100K to not show up on the job? Didn't we just go through an election where the people of this country told the friggin' politicians to straighten up and fly right or else? SO what the hell is the reason the local ones and the bueareucrats just blow us all off and go right to outright crookery? I'm pissed and you all should be too!! TIFN

11/08/2010

On, and Of Kings and Queens

I just came across this in a folder full of misc. "stuff" and thought I'd post it here. It was written about 10-12 years ago or whenever the Queen Mum croaked. I think I sent it to the local paper but Mr. Wood declined to print it, so 'ere it is matey's!


ON AND OF KINGS AND QUEENS

The recent notices on TV and in the newspapers about the passing of “The Queen Mum”, has brought out of hiding in me, all the feelings of the ardent separatist that led my ancestors to depart the European Continent three hundred and some years ago. And to then become involved in that little brush fire called the American Revolution. I watch the rites being acted out with regard to the death of Elizabeth’s Mother and my revulsion for the whole system of Kings and Queens, rises to the fore.

They speak of themselves as being “of royal blood”. Well, just what is royal blood? Is it imbued with, or does it posses some “factor” that the rest of we commoners don’t have? Is it really blue? If so, is it blue because it is “special” or because it is tainted? Where did it come from in the first place? Was it brought here from another world and injected into them? I think not. The only thing that we know for sure about royal blood is that it has been sorely weakened by the repeated occasions of inbreeding that has gone on for hundreds of years!

So from where did these people derive their ability to call themselves Royal? When you take a good long, long, look back in time, you discover that we all arose from virtually the same line of ancestors. Cro-Magnon I believe is the presently accepted line of descent.

All over the European and African continents as the tribe moved out to colonize new ground, some of them split off from the main group and went in different directions. Some went on over to England, Ireland, Scotland. Some moved up to the Scandinavian countries. Still others went on to become part of the Germanic hordes and to colonize the Balkans and down into Italy, Greece, etc.

In each of these tribes there was probably at least one strong willed, as well as physically strong person, who took it upon himself to be the leader. He, in all probability, was not elected to the position by any sort of due process. After awhile he may have become disenchanted with the title of “Chief” and cast around for another word that would make him seem to be of more “stature” in the eyes of his other tribesman. In due course and with the continuing evolution of the languages, some one of them came up with the name, “KING”! Then the self-crowned king says, “ I have to call my life partner something, so it shall be “QUEEN”! While we are at it, and in the business of procreating, henceforth all our little offspring will be known as PRINCES and PRINCESSES!” Voila! Thus was born the, NOBLE, ROYAL, MAJESTIC, farce that has been perpetrated on the people of the world ever since!

Over the course of time it spread to all the different tribes, and in order to keep the power solidified and contained within the ruling families, the art of inter-marrying and inbreeding became a major part of their lives undertakings. All the pomp and circumstance that they could possibly add to the trappings of their office, was there solely to keep impressed on the minds of the “commoners”, just who it was that held sway over their very lives. With a snap of their fingers, they could have anyone they took umbrage with dispatched to the nether world.

After a couple thousand years, it looks as though most of the world has come to recognize the fact that Kings and Queens are passe now. They have become nothing more than a financial drain on the treasury of the countries who still hang on to the artificial myth of Nobility and Royalty. I am SO glad that my ancestors had the foresight to either leave, or get kicked out of, Merry Auld England when they did. If nothing else was gained by their departure, it gave me the ability to write this little harangue without the worry of losing my head to the headsman’s axe, as did Anne Bolyn, Kathryn Parr and the rest of “Good KING Henry the Eight’s” marital brood!!

10/26/2010

New Hampshire Dreamin'

Is obama really as stupid as he appears to be?

Back in 08 he said he'd been to all 57 states! Hell, I haven't even been to a lot of them, and I can't even find the other seven that he has been too! I think he was talking about those ones out west near la la land. Let's see, The State of Confusion?, The State of Disorganization?, The State of Disorientation?, The State of Stupidity? The State of Unreality ?!!

Well last night he was in at least two of them and thought he was in a third! He was in RI, thought he was in NH and was really in the state Confusion! Oh Yeah, he was probably tired from all his flying around exhorting the faithful to keep the crooks in DC.

What an ass we have for a President. Shirhan Shihran, Lee harvey, where are you and your cohorts? TIFN

10/21/2010

Another letter in the mail

Do we have another Arlen Specter in the wings? I haven't quite figured out what is going on with some of the candidates running for office this year.

Is not/did not Mr. Torrey run as a Democrat in the last go round? He is apparently running again under the same banner but with some different twists.

When you run for Second Warden as a Dem. and the guy running for First Warden is also endorsed and put forward by the Dems., why on earth would you attack him in a box holder mailing? What's up with that? Is there no verbal intercourse between members of the same party as to philosophy and agenda? Sounds to me like things are a little fragmented over there.

A new roof and a fresh coat of paint is NOT a solution of any sort! I don't think that coat of paint is going to keep the new roof up there for very long. In my experience if you are going to rehab a building you start with the foundation or what ever underpinnings are there. This is no more than a tourniquet, band aid, approach to a body that needs major surgery. What are the future plans NOW being drawn up to ameliorate this predicament? Any? Just WHAT is under consideration? Time frame? And just where do you propose to get the money?

Oh Yeah, the Old Harbor Dock. Last year it was deemed necessary to hire a Clerk of the Works for the princely sum of $100,000.00 to "oversee" the construction of said edifice. This year there IS NO daily, on the job person there to watch the "works". Whatever made that need disappear? I have noticed the Town Manager appears at the site now and then. Is this the oversight we previously needed? Has she the necessary "degrees" to do this job? I'm sure that "no money " will be the answer, but do we not employ a building inspector with all the necessary qualifications to do that job at no additional cost to the taxpayers? The building business has kind of slowed down so he might have a few minutes a day to devote to this endeavor, if his boss would tell him to so bestir himself. WUWT?

As far as Ms Gaffets attending a lot of the board and committee meetings. WHY? don't you trust your appointees to do the job without your attendance in the audience to intimidate and/or "steer" them too the conclusion you would like? Leave them the hell alone till they bring a recommendation too you. Is that not why you have these, boards, committees, and commissions, so that YOU don't have to attend to all those matters personally?

Well we'll see how it all shakes out in12-14 days. Then we'll see what happens after that. In this economy as bad as it is, I don't see much hope for any money for much of anything except the bare day to day expenses like wages, and bill paying.

Hey guys, you want to save a pocketful of money? Turn off the friggin' street lights!
Nobody needs them except the BIPCO! TIFN

10/06/2010

Is There a Capital Budget in our future? Or the Present?

I don't the answer to this and being to lazy to go down and find out, I pose the question here.

If we do, and I had assumed we always had one, why have not the infrastructure issues been addressed thru the putting aside of adequate monies every year until there is enough to do these jobs! We should have been focusing on doing this for the past two decades and NOT ROBBING the money to do some "feel good" enterprises.

The Harbors dept. has for a long time been the only revenue producing entity among the town departments, yet all the income produced has done very little to enhance their "charges" i.e attending to mooring fields, pump out boat maintenance and acquisition, keeping the harbors in good order. And this is because they just can't "keep" the money to do the things that needed being done. They had to go begging for funds for virtually anything.

This little burg is in dire need of some entity who will go around, and with a microscope, search out internally and externally, every building in the town's inventory and write down ALL the discrepancies and what needs to be done to rectify them in a timely manner.

At one time there was a Town wide person who attended to problems as they were brought to his attention in a hap hazard manner. A lot of the little picayune, niggling things got done but by and large the things that cost thousands and needed more than one person to do them were swept under the rug or tossed on the heap of "things to get done just before they fall apart"! That is no way to run a town or a ship. While I was in the USN, every building,vehicle, ship, airplane, and boat was on a plan called the PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN! The key word there being "preventative"!

I did this job for the BI School Dept. for one year. It took about 6 weeks of intense scrutiny to find all the hidden problems, and then another month or so to draw up a preventative maint. plan for every bathroom, classroom, all heating equipment, A/C equipment, every electric motor, valve, knob and switch in the building. We streamlined the supply ordering process so that all consumables were ordered between two and three times a year instead of every other day all year long!

SO what is the answer? Hire a Public Works director to coordinate all this stuff and pay him
$50-80K a year? Then hire the person to do it all? At another $30-50k? My solution would be to look around at the locals and find someone that is a carpenter,plumber, electrician, etc. you know, the Jack-of-all-trades guy, pay him a good salary and then keep the building inspector off his ass and let him do the job. Get it inspected if need be. The friggin bureaucrats are what is dragging us into the quagmire in this country! TIFN

350th celebration

Hello All,

I saw in the paper of 10/02/10 an article about the 350th celebration products arriving. So I took the time to read it and even thought about being one of the 26 people to join the “club”. Or at least making a donation of some amount.
Last night I was attending a small get together of about 20-25 folks and this subject came up in conversation. Different feelings about upcoming use of the collected money was a hot topic. Some saw the use of the money for strictly frivolous entertainment purposes as just that, frivolous.
In this economy that we are now enduring, it was bandied about as to wether it would be a much better use of the funds if they were directed toward some lasting, and really needed use. How about if we make the whole idea of the 350th semiseptcentennial celebration an opportunity to do something that really needs doing within the Towns infrastructure?
Like what you may ask? How about getting a new roof on the Fire Barn before all that very expensive and needed equipment inside is subjected to the vagaries of the weather?
How about rebuilding the old Mill Pond Bridge before someone drops out of sight through it? We could even name it the 350th Memorial Bridge or some such.
Even the total rehabilitation of the Fred Benson Beach House might fall in this pervue. I understand it is in pretty rough shape as only temporary and rudimentary fixes have been the norm for the last few years.
If the committee thinks they can raise $25-50K for musical entertainment which is at best, a fleeting memory in a few days, why not go all out and go for the big bucks it would take to get the job, whichever venue is selected, DONE?
I have a feeling that contributions to a lasting, visible, and much needed repairs of infrastructure, will come in larger denominations than for a little instant gratification. Something we all need to be weened off of!

9/27/2010

Where is the money?

I was talking to a couple members of the Town Council a few days ago and the emerging( for YEARS) problem of the Neck Road from the Beachead to Beach Avenue came up.

I asked what plans there were in the works to get something done to prevent the road becoming washed out in the next few good Noth'easta's or a hurricane?

One of the members said too me that back in 1992, money had been allocated to the town to fix the road up by the outfall pipe where it washed out in Hurricane Bob. He said that at that time, there was also a good dose of bucks allocated for shoring up the Neck Road as a preventative measure. Well as we can see there are no preventative measures in sight down there! There are now, by my count, 25 separate "cuts" to the beach along that same delineated stretch of road.

Man, we are doing ONE HELL OF A JOB OF DOING NOTHING!!

So the question is; Where is the money? Anybody got an answer? TIFN

Flag Etiquette, or lack thereof!

Every day for the last week or so as I have gone by the Town Hall, I've noticed something that really gets me up tight!
It is the fact that our United States of America Flag is being flown at the yardarm level at the outside position.

It is a wonder too me, that if there is a problem with the halyard or the pulley on the main pole, just why the hell doesn't SOMEONE (Town Manager?) call the Chief of the Fire Department and ask them to bring over the ladder truck and a new piece of line and get the damned thing fixed!

It is an unintentional desecration of our main artifact of national unity and pride I'm sure. Two or three times I've started to go in and raise the question of why it was being flown as such, But my well known propensity for flying off the handle would probably result in a visit by the local constabulary.

So I am doing it this way. If anyone reads this, why feel free to enter the halls of ineptitude and beard those lions in their den! TIFN

9/26/2010

A Letter to the Editor from a disgruntled letter recipient.

A letter appeared in the BIT friday referring to the letter they received from Mr. Mooney. The writer was decrying the use of a few words, and his use of "divisive politics" to describe what has been going on in the Town Hall among it's elected denizens and other assorted hangers on. I will copy Mr. Mooney's comment, and then the response to it by the letter writer. To wit:

HE SAID: The recent attempt to reinterpret jack Gray's donative intent with regard to West Beach Road is self serving and a serious violation of the public trust.

SHE SAID: Can't we do better than calling political opponents "self serving"?

I SAID: What other words would you use to name an action that will be, in the end, a total detriment to the general population of the Island?

HE SAID: Referring to the West Beach Road residents as "greedy" because they objected to a wind turbine in their backyard is reprehensible.

SHE SAID: Can't we do better than calling political opponents, "reprehensible"?

I SAID: "Reprehensible," seems to me to be the perfect word to describe the mindset of the person or persons who uttered the word "greedy" in reference to those homeowners! How about despicable?, nefarious?, vile? I think disgraceful fits that person to a tee! Hmmm, wonder who it was?

HE SAID: Alleging that a relative of Jack Gray's companion in later life, constituted a "legal heir" who had no objection to altering Jack's intent is absolutely sinister!

SHE SAID: Can't we do better than calling political opponents, "sinister"?

I SAID: SHould we have called such a ploy, oh lets see, "heartening?, maybe propitious?, no? how about benevolent and honorable? It couldn't possibly be anything perfidious! I call it Absolute Bullshit!

I just find it SO HARD to believe that any elected official of this town would have the gall to go behind the back, and dead body of a land donor in order to circumvent his wishes. Yeah right!

Well I guess the "sinister" members of the council, ---that would be those of the "left" persuasion (err, in case you didn't know it, the word "left" comes from the Latin "sinistre". Not sure of the spelling but close, Fits perfectly now doesn't it.)--- figure they are continuing the work of looking out for all we "little people", tea baggers, right wing crazies by "doing what is right for we unthinking clods"!!!

LOOK OUT PEOPLE, THEY NEVER STOP "DOING FOR US"!! TIFN

9/20/2010

Revisiting Mr. Terry Mooney

Well I received a letter in the mail today as I am sure a lot of other folks on BI did from Terry. It was a most welcome piece of correspondence. He gives a very good account of how he first became acquainted with BI, and of his activities over the intervening years. I would even go so far as to say that they were in the words of some people, me included, "Impeccable"! Jeez, another Vet!

So how do I reconcile my being a life long Elephant supporter with the idea of voting for a Donk for the first time since Kennedy? Well for the first time in a long time I like to believe that someone is really going to actually DO something about the problems of this town.

The first and foremost thing for the new First Warden to undertake, would be to actually practice that old political saw called, "Fiscal Responsibility" We hear about it all the time but we keep right on pissing money down the drain for crap we don't NEED or WANT.

As an example, we were told recently that we would NEED to hire engineers and "experts"to tell us how to "take care" of the Spring House pump house! Three or four guys with a long chain and a bulldozer and a match could do the job nicely in about two hours! OHH Heresy!!! How did this edifice that houses a water pump that has been defunct for 40 years or more, become a Historical Artifact? Has anybody famous or historical ever spent the night there? Maybe Bill and Monica under the pump housing platform? This is just another of the elitists cry for attention. Damn, it is just another of a thousand buildings on this Island that has had it's day in the sun and it is time for it to go.

Err, sorry about that! Couldn't resist. Anyway Terry, after you get elected keep on pursuing that elusive goal. Although I don't think it is all that out of reach now. Remember when the whole Fiscal Dept. was housed in the BIG? Remember when you could go there and get any information you needed in 4-5 minutes? Remember when the budget balanced and the people of the town could find out where every red cent had been spent? Then remember when it all went to hell and moved to the Town Hall?

The bullet points on the reverse of the letter refer to some of the more egregious ploys that have been "perped" (yeah I know that is not a word, but I like it) on the folks of this little burg. Actual honesty and aboveboard actions seem to have taken a long holiday here on BI!

So yeah, I am actually going to vote for a, ah, ah, ah, oh what the hell, a DONK! And I don't use that term in a perjorative manner. And yes I AM going to make a donation to the cause, Check is in the mail Terry! TIFN

9/15/2010

IS THE WORM TURNING?

Well at least nine of the crooks in the State House got the boot yesterday! Not crooks you say? Just honest folks trying to do their best? Bullschuies!! Err, Jewish word mis-spelled means S*** There has been a one party system in this State for the last 50 years and they ALL had a hand in perpetuating it.

Well now all we have to hope for is that the ones selected in the primary, will do what they say and put us back on the path to a viable place to live and raise kids and families. All the free entitlements lavished on certain groups of people and paid for by the people who actually work has to stop!

Education Reform? Throw out all the so-called experts and go back to the basics IN ALL AREAS! Not just reading writing and 'rithmetic, but HISTORY for a start. shit-can all the books in use that have the revisionist versions of what really happened in history. I just spent part of the Summer reading three of the books used in the BI school. They are, Triumph of the American Nation;Harcourt,Brace,Jovanovich, for American History. For World History; People and Nations by Holt, Rinehart,and Winston, and for Civics; American Civics, by Holt, Rinehart,Winston.

These three books have minor problems with the recounting of actual happenings but are probably the least "revised" all the texts out there. I would attribute their selection and use in our School to the over-riding integrity and astuteness of the history teacher for the last 20 years, Mr. Bill Young.

But they all have areas where the "feel good" stuff perpetrated by the left still comes to the fore.
I am wondering if BI is going to fall in line with a lot of other school districts in the US and declare that from now on we will have multiple Valedictorians per each year! This, so that those students NOT selected won't feel so bad!

No one will have to compete against anyone else because, "we are all EQUAL"! What a crock! Is that what is going to happen when they finish 12 yrs. of school and then 4 years of college only to find out that they are NOT all equal when they go looking for a job? Happening right now! Ask a recent grad just high up the chain of command, or more appropriately, the FOOD CHAIN he is starting his working career. Uh, second towel man at the local car wash?

Well finally, after 30-40 years of the, "Dr. Feel Good People", Maybe we will finally go back to what really works and is truly in touch with reality. Yeah! Good luck with that! TIFN

8/23/2010

Weasel Boy strikes again!!

Well the Dishonorable Senator Sheldon Whitehouse showed his true colors again, while being interviewed on a local TV station today.

How did he do it this time? It seems that in accordance with the dictates of his Goon in Chief obama, he just could not make himself say anything bad about the location of the new mosque in NYC!

He wishy washed his way around the whole question and the only thing he would commit himself too, was that the people of that fair city should be, "The only ones to make that decision". What a pussy! How about all the folks from all over this country and a few foreign ones who had relatives and friends die in the attack by those cowardly, chicken sh** muslims on 9/11?

Nope, thats our boy with NO COHONES in his makeup. Or his wardrobe. Dast I say "his pants"?

How you go Shel, always be true to your progressive, liberal elite,socialistic, communistic origins!

You, obama, ried, pelosi, frank, dodd, The Gang of Six misfits! GOD help us all! TIFN

8/15/2010

Self acknowleged Commies in Congress

American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks


The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below

Co-Chairs
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

8/04/2010

Lest We Forget

Remember 
> to Vote in November


"Inherited Deficit" ???
The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting 
a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough,...... a lot of people swallow this 
nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.


Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from 
Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, 
which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got 
tough on spending increases.


For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed 
George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running 
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus-spending 
bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.


And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member 
of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he 
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. 
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last 
of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the 
fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress 
took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
 In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is, I inherited a deficit 
that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 
 20th.!!! Am I f***ed up or what? TIFN
PS. I didn't write this, it was sent to me, unattributed, in an email!! But here it is anyway.

8/01/2010

Terry Mooney for First Warden?

My first question to Mr. Mooney would be to ask if he is a dyed in the wool strict democrat as defined by the originators of the party? There to look out for the "little guy" and make sure the robber barons et al, inflict minimal hurt to them financially and morally? Is this the kind of democrat you are? OR,

Are you a so called Progressive Democrat who is totally in line with the Obama Administration and the direction he is leading this country? And so there is no mistake about this direction, anyone with at least one half of a brain can see that this direction is toward a Socialistic oriented society where the government oversees every faction of your life from cradle to grave. That is where we are headed as fast as he and his socialistic/communistic minions in all the high places can shove it down our throats.

So if you can prove to me that you are of the former orientation, and devoid of the ideas ingrained in the Obama Adoration League ilk, I would cast my vote for you because we need someone in that position to again be looking out for the "little people" instead of using them for their own personal gain and gratification.

I'd put this in the form of a letter to the BIT but know that it would NOT get printed as written!. TIFN

7/22/2010

Always Blue For Chicu



So here is your chance to ingraiate yourself with your small children or grandchildren if they are visiting this summer! How to do that you may ask? Well hie thy self down too the Island Bound store and pick up a copy of this children's book. The art work and the colors throughout the book are just beautiful. As is the story itself. It is instructional for us old folks who don't, or didn't know much about parrots, and is an engrossing story for the younger set. I read it too my youngest granddaughter who is three and a half going on 30, and by her questions and comments, you could tell she was totally into the story. Throughout, she kept touching different ones of the pictures and had something to say about each. In later life I think she will be a pretty good critic of both art and literature as she pronounced at the end, that she liked this story!!

It is a story of a young parrot from birth in a tree hole and his subsequent contact with humans and his triumphs and travails over a long long life! Of course there was a Sailor involved which kind of led me right down the garden path! Just had to find out what that was all about. I never knew a parrot was so long lived! So I'll quit with the comments now so as not to give away too much.

Even if you don't have any young ones around you could pick one up for your own edification.

This book, as well many other children's books have been written and illustrated by this author. She is Karen Dugan and many of you will recognise her as the child bride of one Paul Dugan a one time island resident for a lot of years. TIFN

7/15/2010

Home Invasion #2

A few months ago I put up a post where I was talking about having bought a pistol or two and was giving my Grandaughters some instruction in how to use them for personal self defense. I referred too the very real possibility of the partial breakdown of law and order as we have known it for the last 200+ years.

In the comments section I drew the ire of some ill informed persons who berated me for being an alarmist and perpetuating the "crazy right wing, 2nd Amendment,etc. line of thought"! This was because I had mentioned something about Home Invasions here on BI. These persons adamantly stated that particular occurrence would NEVER happen out here on BI!! Went to grreat lengths to describe my delusions.

Well in the intervening time since then, it has happened to our house not once but twice! Neither of them turned into a slaughterhouse affair either by the intruders or myself who JUST BARELY was able to restrain myself from putting 20-30 rounds of .223 into them, or possibly a few rounds of 00 buckshot up close and personal! They both came to a benign ending. The first, because the guy didn't like looking down the receiving end of a Sig 1911 .45 ACP pistola. The second required the assistance of the local Constabulary to effect this ones departure.

So don't just take it for granted that you are beyond and above all the self same types of disasters that befall the people of the mainland just because you live out here on BI! We are NOT insulated from all those happenings by a few miles of open water like we used to be. Shit happens, and it happens out here also! TIFN

7/14/2010

Non-Momentous posts!

I have decided to not try and wait for some "thing" of import to stir me into putting up a new post. From now on it will be every little petty thing I can think of that will come up here. Could be 20-30 words or a lot more. We'll see what happens.

First one: There was a debate up in Providence somewhere yesterday or today, not sure which, by all the candidates for Governor of this state. SO when and if we manage to elect another Democrat to that position How is that going to bode for all we 'little" taxpayers? There will be no one there to veto the exorbitant spending bills they are sure too come up with. When, in the last 50 years that the Dem's have controlled this state, have they done much of anything that was of a constructive and continuing nature but keep on handing out money and jobs to their "faithful", read crooks, friends? Every time the present Gov. tried to do anything to stop the bleeding of money from our pockets, it was overridden by those who controlled the House and Senate.

Anybody got any ideas how to stop this crap? Of course all the recipients of the largess will never vote any other way than to continue the status quo. We are again, totally screwed! TIFN

7/11/2010

Impeachment?

A: How does one go about beginning the impeachment of a President? Well, as a private citizen there is not much you can do except rant and rave and try to convince the majority of the people who can impeach him that it must be done.

B: Who can begin these proceedings? That is solely the purview of the House of Representatives to actually vote to impeach the president. But it is the Senate who must TRY him with the chief Justice of the Supreme Court overseeing the trial. THEN IT MUST BE TWO THIRDS OF THE SENATE WHO VOTE TO ACTUALLY IMPEACH. But with the place totally infested with the Progressive ass kissers in office there right now it will never happen! The ones there now have totally facilitated the the beginnings of the destruction of this country as we know it. There is no use reiterating all the individual "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" that this miscreant has perpetrated on the people of this country. It would take up a LOT of space here. But when November rolls around the landscape in the House may have a decidedly different appearance as regards numbers of obama trolls that inhabit that den of thieves. But after just a cursory reading of the wording in the Constitution, this empty suit is well qualified to be impeached. After the last few days of hearing about how his SEIU and Acorn henchmen as well as the New Black Panther homeys intimidated voters at the polling places so he could steal the nomination from Shrillary, I would think that alone would qualify him under the HCAM's guidelines. There are just too many people who witnessed this who are now coming forward for it to be some, "Far right Wing Conspiracy"! Although the spin doctors are already working that angle!

C: What are the misdeeds/grounds that one has to have committed that would require impeachment?

Virtually every action this turd has done since he got in office would qualify him for impeachment!
So I guess we are going to have to wait till November to see if any of the new electee's have grown any cojones!

OBTW, How about that new RINO from Mass that got Teddy K's seat? right off the bat he sides with Liberman and Dodd on the banking bill along with those two other RINO's from Maine! What a friggin disaster! TIFN

6/20/2010

Hopey Changey!

I never thought I'd see the day I would be willing to see Slick Willy back in the Whitehouse, but after 18+ months of Barack Hussein Ohemorroid I would welcome him back on bended knee! NOT bent over, but on bended knee! He may have been an idiot about a lot of things in his personal life, but when it came right down to it and he had a good crisis of some sort on his hands, he took the time to get in a room with people who actually knew how to handle the problem and get it sorted out! He actually knew how and where to go to get too the people who could solve the problem.

Where does idiot child go to do the same thing? He, as well as I, have no clue! Because neither of us has ever had the kind of real world experience in handling that kind of crisis. Where could he go? Back to Chicago to Saul? Richie Daley? The Right Rev. Wright? What the hell do any of them know but how to preach hate and discontent? So Idiot child has not even a faint glimmering of an idea as to how togo about the Gulf Oil problem, not smart enough to suspend the Act that prevents the help from foreign countries from temporarily helping. Keeps Bernanke on board to keep on printing money, Keeps all his know nothing, tax cheating, Marxist, community organizer cohorts on board,to send this country as far down the tubes as they can in four years! I will never live long enough to see us rise up out of this quagmire that Ohemorriod has dragged us down into.

The people that I feel the worst for are the kids born in the last 10-15 years and all those too come in the near future. They are going to see the life style their parents and grandparents worked so hard for go down the toilet, and their own standard of living reduced to something less than Third World countries like England, France, Spain Italy, and the rest of Europe, Scandinavia, and the eastern countries of the Med. We have been truly screwed by this misguided, misanthrope ass wipe and his minions in the WH.

Hey all you Hopey Changey folks who voted for them, HOW IS IT ALL WORKING OUT FOR YOU???? I'd sure peel all those bumper stickers off my car were I you!!!

5/26/2010

Here is an analogy that ANYONE can understand!

Here follows a letter to a newspaper by a guy down in AZ. If you cannot follow his logic here, and TOTALLY agree with it, you are beyond any reasonable help! It is signed below by the author so I didn't "steal" it as my own for all you nitpickers.

TICKETS OF CITIZENSHIP

If you had tickets to a sports event, concert, Disneyland , or on an airplane, and when you got to your assigned seat, and someone else was in that seat, what would you do? You would call for a person in charge of ticket checking and have the person in your seat removed. You would be properly asked to show your ticket, and you would gladly and proudly do so, for you have bought and paid for that seat. The person in your seat would also be asked for a ticket, and they would not be able to produce one. They would be called “gate crashers” and they would be properly removed.

Now in this huge stadium called the USA we have had millions of gate crashers. We have been asking security to check for tickets and remove the gate crashers. We have been asking security to have better controls in checking at the door. We have asked security to lock the back doors. Security has failed us. They are still looking the other way. They are afraid to ask to see the tickets. Many people say there is unlimited seating, and whether there is or not, no one should be allowed in for free while the rest of us pay full price!

In section AZ, of Stadium USA , we have had enough of the failures of Security. We have decided to do our own ticket checking, and properly remove those who do not have tickets. Now it seems very strange to me that so many people in the other 49 sections, and even many in our own section do not want tickets checked, or even be asked to show their ticket! Even the head of Security is chastising us, while not doing his own job which he has sworn to do.

My own ticket has been bought and paid for so I am going to proudly show it when asked to do so. I have a right to my seat, and I want the gate crashers to be asked to show their tickets too. The only reason that I can imagine anyone objecting to being asked for their ticket is that they are in favor of gate crashing, and all of the illegal activities that go with it. Such as drug smuggling, gang wars, murder, human smuggling for profit, and many more illegal and inhumane acts that we are trying to prevent with our new legislation. Is that what I am hearing from all of the protestors such as Phoenix Mayor Gordon, US Rep. Grijalva, even President Obama? If you are not in favor of showing tickets, (proof of citizenship, passport, green card, or other legal document) when asked, as I would proudly do, then you must be condoning those illegal activities.

Tom Moody
Legal United States Citizen
Globe, Arizona

5/09/2010

Calamity on Block Island

Block Island suffered a huge disaster yesterday morning. Our History teacher at the school Mr William,(Bill) Young had an apparent major heart attack and died at his home on the mainland. This man was only 47 years old, a virtual child from my vantage point.

He was a bastion of rational thought, an uncommon trait these days. He was a conservative person in his political leanings and no matter how much I tried to pressure him into imparting his views too the children that came through his classroom, he wouldn't do that out right. He told me one time that he would, "present certain material to a class in its correct form, as it actually happened in history, ask a few questions of the students to get them truly thinking and invested in the subject, and then let them come to their own conclusions." He would answer their queries in a straightforward manner with out injecting his own personal feelings into the answer. He is and was the epitome of a VERY GOOD, OUTSTANDING, teacher!

Everyone at the BI School, this whole community, and of course his family will miss him immensely. We have lost a great friend, Father, and an unparralled teacher.

Rest in Peace Bill, and if you run across Ronald Reagan or W.F. Buckley say hi for me. THEY are in good company!! TIFN

5/05/2010

Arizona Immigration Law

Just read an article about the Senators from the Mexican Senate sending Obama a letter demanding that he "Make" the people of Arizona rescind the recently passed law. Just who the hell do they think they are? Why would any sane person even listen to what they had to say? Do they not understand that they have NO say on what goes on in this country? For a country who treats illegal immigrants, or just migrants passing through, as badly as they do, they have huge cojones to demand that WE change our laws to suit them!

I have only one thing to say to them, "Go indulge in a little intercourse with yourself"!

I'll tell you one thing for sure, if I lived anywhere within 100 miles of that border, I would have a self defense 12 gauge shotgun in every room in the house and a good M1 or an M16 within reach at all times! It is like they are in a friggin war zone down there and all the do gooders can do is whine about the POSSIBLE racial profiling that MIGHT go on, as if it doesn't go on now.

Apparently all these self serving assholes cannot read plain old English. Get yourself too a remedial reading class folks, and then go too a reading comprehension one after that. Then after you spend a few hours, make that days for you types, studying the law, you just might come to the realization that it is nothing at all like you are screaming about!

Have you seen all the signs proclaiming that all we white Europeans need to leave the south western states, and give them back to all those sign and Mexican flag wavers? Unless each and every one of them can prove without a doubt that they are all pureblood Mayan's, Aztec's, or any other indeginous "Indian" inhabitants of North, Central or South America BEFORE the SPANISH came and inflicted themselves on those people, well they just have to STFU because they are no different than any white euro who arrived here via a different port of call! So here is just one more instance of the pot calling the kettle black!

Jesus Christ get a life!!! TIFN

4/11/2010

Cold War to Resume?

Well I think we are going to again be involved in another cold war struggle. At least I hope it is a"cold" war and not a hot one. After all of Putin's political moves etc., of the last few months, I'll bet that if the NTSB, FBI, and other investigatory entities were to go to Poland and check out the remains of that aircraft, that they would find evidence of some sort of missile residue lodged in the junk pile!

How very convenient that the total top people civilian as well as military were summarily wiped from the face of the earth? In Russia yet! Where we know that when Comrade Putin gets through "personally" heading up the investigation (read that as cover up,whitewash etc), that it will have been a bad case of Pilot error, shoddy A/C maint., wind shear, or maybe just an act of God. The good people of Smolensk will be exonerated!

Is this not very reminiscent of back in the 40's when the then head of the Polish Nation, a General Sikorski (with an "i") was killed in an A/C crash? Wasn't that just before Russia jumped in there to save the Polish people from themselves?

When the President of the USA virtually tells all the little dictators to do what ever they wish because WE won't interfere, what should we expect them to do but to revert to their old ways of land acquisition! The poo is going to hit the rotating airfoil very soon! And with this communist thing sitting there in the Whitehouse telling, Putin, Dear Leader Kim, Am-a-dinner-jacket, and China's boss,Ping-Pong-Yang to come on over to take over the Oval Office, newly decorated with hammers and sickles and an all red decor, they will be more than happy to comply!

A new RED DAWN is about to break over the horizon! TIFN

3/23/2010

We are now, "Truly Screwed"

Well I guess it's official now, the obamacrook signed that piece of s*** bill and now we have to live with the consequences of all the crooked, underhanded, sneaky and outright unlawful procedural tricks that they engineered to get it passed. Pretty damned nasty of that botox infected bitch to take all those nice new one year in office Reps. into her office and tell them that they had damned well vote for this monstrosity or they would all be sitting out the remainder of their terms doing JUST THAT! Sitting in their offices with absolutely no responsibilities in Congress. So I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens to the other longer timers who voted against it. I just wish, I really do, that some one would lower the hammer on her. Just as long as it wasn't someone from the right side of the aisle.

So I wonder how things are going to be playing out here on this little Island in the next few years? How many more folks are there out there that will have the money to be building houses out here? How long before this economy goes so far down that nobody comes out here to sit in their million dollar homes? Anybody been counting houses up for sale in the newspaper? It isn't just a few! With the unemployment as bad as it is here in RI, I wonder how many folks are even going to be making day trips over here?

Don't know if anyone looks over at my yard as they pass by but there is another hunk of dirt being chewed up in preparation of a few more long keeper veggies being planted. Hope they come up this year as last year was a bust for a few of them. No winter squash, tomatoes, turnips etc. It was too damn wet.

I'm going to quit for now 'cause every thing I write wants to lead me right back to obama and his crooked band of
losers! TIfN

2/13/2010

Our Do Nothing Legislature!

Down in DC all the pundits talk about how the Repubs are the "Party of No". But it just galls my ass to no end to see that two faced thing we call president sit there talking to Ms Couric and straight faced LIE out his mouth and ass about how he is reaching out to the Party of No to drag them into the aisle to get their ideas on this health reform bull! What an ass. He can't possibly be that stupid that he hasn't known that there were three (3) count them, 3 different bills introduced by those NO-GOODs all the while his two goons Pelosi and Reid were doing their closed door, back door,whoring of their offices! Probably was done in one of Harry's legal joints out in NV. Nancy was probably mattress-backing for him too!

So right here in RI our own do nothing legislature refuses to act on the Govenors Supplementary budget and we slide deeper into the money abyss. All these local asses need to go also. It amazes me that so many dumbass people can continually get themselves elected to public office. Oh yeah,its not THEM that elect themselves, it is WE dumbasses!!!!

So here was a chance for Ms Katie to show that she really did want to be a top of the line Journalist instead of an aging model, and jump right on him with both feet and ask him outright about those three attempts at bi-partisanship! Did she? Hell no, she went right into her simpering ass kissing mode and blew a perfect chance to expose once again what a lying bastard this "Idiot Savant" in the Whitehouse is. I'm sure you all know what an I S is right? That is someone who can do extraordinary things but doesn't know how or why they do them! A perfect example is Barry-o!

I'm just a grumpy, pissed off, disgruntled old man at what these commy/socialistic bastards are doing to this country. all the way right down to the state level.

Throw ALL THE BUMS OUT! VOTE FOR NO INCUMBENT! Well at least we won't have to worry about the last of the Kennedy Crooks. THAT dynasty is finally dead, dead, dead! How would you like to have that guy in a fox hole with you? When things get to looking bad, he gets up and runs like hell! Oh he has done SO MUCH good over the last two decades! Looking out for the middle class my dying ass!

Time to go load up another 100 bullets. TIFN
PS: Sorry about the use of the word ASS so much. It is either that word or lots of worse "expletives deleted" ones!

1/23/2010

The Council of Governors

Has anybody out there heard anything about this new Council of Governors that the Omaniac created with another executive order? It has something to do with appointing ten state governors to this council to oversee the mechanics of AL THE "57" states National Guard troops! Sounds to me like he is getting ready to institute martial law at the first sign that he is about to be ousted! If anyone else knows anything about this, we'd be glad to hear what you have heard! Keep those guns shiny, clean, loaded and cocked! I wonder just how many police men and military will back him up when he gives his "unlawful order"? TIFN

PS no more OHD posts unless something new happens!

1/21/2010

The Revolutionary Holocaust

Tomorrow evening at 5pm till 6pm, on channel 360 Fox News, the Glen Beck show will air a documentary called, "The Revolutionary Holocaust, Live Free or Die"

If you have kids that are in the age group from 14 on up, and if they have graduated from either High School or College in the last ten years or so, You should urge them to sit still for an hour in front of the TV and absorb just what is being presented to them. It will destroy all the revisionist history that has been foist on them during their years in school!!

This program will present the TRUE facts about all the Tyrants, Dictators, Megalomaniacs and other assorted murderers, and genocidal people that have infested this globe for the last 80-90 years. And will not be shown as some sort of misguided leader who was just not nice to his people! Presented in their true light will be the likes of, PolPot, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Amin, Saddam, and I can't forget Anita Dunn's favorite Philosopher Mousey Dung, doing what they did best, killing their own people and wiping out whole populations of "lesser and undesirable" people. BY THE MILLIONS!!

This will most probably be their first exposure to what happened REALLY happened in these countries, as opposed to the bullshit revisionist crap they were fed in school since all the progressivism has taken over in the US Education System!!

I really hope all who read this will try to get a young person or two to watch!! TIFN

1/17/2010

OHD update #3





Here we are again, another week into the process and we are retrograding! Literally! The original hole is filled in and they have moved to the opposite end to begin there. I suppose this means that by the time they get back to the original hole it will have mysteriously "fixed" itself! I understand that the dock crew wanted to be doing 50' a day and so far they got "0" done.I guess those test borings that the town had done were just so much useless expenditures of the tax payers bucks. Time will tell. TIFN Oh Damn! If you've gotten this far, read the comments. Number 3 does some explaining about the recent updates to this particular post!!!

Brown vs Coakley

I am waiting with bated breath for the interim election in Assachussets on Tuesday. I want to see if the people of the state where the first Tea Party was held, has FINALLY pulled their collective heads from those dark reaches of the "netherlands" and come face to face with the reality of just exactly what it is that their so "revered" elected ass wipes have wrought upon them and the rest of us! You know of whom I speak of course, two thirds of the Three Stooges, teddy and barney. The other third from CT. has already thrown in the towel.

For the last four or five days, you cannot have turned on the TV and not seen at least five to ten per hour, of the attack ads presented to us by the Coakley Conspiracy against Scott Brown. I try not to sit mesmerized by the tube for more than an hour or two a day, but in all the time I have in this aforementioned time period, I have yet to see ONE of the negative attacks directed TOWARD Ms Coakley! Have I just missed them all, or has Mr Brown been running a campaign based on what he has done, and will do instead of denigrating his opponent at every opportunity? I'll tell you right out, it would be no contest as to who I would vote for if I were so UNFORTUNATE as to be living in Taxachussets!! TIFN On to the Old Harbor Dock update blog.

OBTW, Anybody out there on this little Island interested in having a third alternative to the two established parties? We could, those of us interested in total fiscal responsibility, Constitutionalists, small government, etc., join the growing legions of disaffected voters in this country and become the next generation of Tea Party members! Yeah I know, the name doesn't have the "ring of respectability" that the other two USED TO HAVE, but that may not actually be a bad thing. Comments anyone? Anonamouse or otherwise? Now it is TIFN!

1/11/2010

2nd update of Dock Works




The above pictures show the extent of the work after 8 days of being on the job. They have about 20 feet of trench opened and have started installing the new bulkhead sheathing. They have been trying to get the first piece in the ground but apparently there is some either springy old wood or a big assed rock down there. An update to later this same morning, They must have figured out how to get past the obstruction, because I watched them finally pound the first sheet right down to where they needed it to go. Be back Next week! And no more taking pictures till it gets really light out!

1/06/2010

Rats deserting a sinking ship!

Just a short one this time. I see two more of the "faithful" have jumped off the fantail of the ship of state headed by the o man! That makes four now by my tally and I hope it is wrong and way too low.

I guess old Chris Doood, er Dodd,can feel the heat from the on fire engine room reaching up and warming his ass! I hope the few honest people left in the Connecticut State Attorney Generals Office actually do their job and prosecute this outright crooked SOB. Hold his feet to the fire as well as his ass! He and is ass buddy Barney Frank are the two MOST RESPONSIBLE for the disaster we are now experiencing! Hang the bastard and hang him high. I know The Bush regime did it all, all by themselves with no help from the dumocrats. But if you go back and look, you'll find that the oh so nasty GWB warned those two clowns not once, twice, or even a dozen times about what they were doing, but 17 TIMES!! All to no avail as you can see.

Oh well, I can't wait for tomorrows news reports! Maybe we'll get real lucky and 'The Nancy" and Reid will do the "right thing" and either retire, resign or at least DIE! TIFN

1/02/2010

The Old Harbor Dock before renovations begin!

Well I am going to try and take photos of the dock throughout the renovation process and post them here once a week. I might even add some unsolicited comments.
This way all you folks who voted for, and even those against, can see just where the millions of dollars are going too. They are supposed to get started on this project this week I assume. We shall see what happens.