Wednesday, 18 July 2012

What Is Left Out (cleaned up)

Mr. Romney and even a few "reasonable conservative commentators" fail in their necessary attack on Barak Hussein Obama's off-the-prompter rant on several levels.   This is to be expected because the marxists, Chicago thug-operatives, and union-thug operatives are permitted to lie, cheat, and steal by the "watchdog press" but they will carpet bomb anyone who remotely suggests that the White House is under the command of a substantially psychotic marxist.   This is in keeping with the true observation that the left loathes truth and worships mendacity.
     To begin, we are told by the fellow travellers and useful idiots (Uncles Joe's name for them, not mine) that Barry really is a likable guy, and he did not mean that he had it in for people who are "successful" or who have high incomes or who might be what we call "rich''.

     POPPYCOCK!    He means every word of it and more.   During his amble off the Hacienda de la Telepromptera he fell into a common marxist rant.    It has been said many times, many ways.   El Gringo Viejo can type up something from just the gentle winds, blowing long-dead leaves around in the gardens of his mind....such as..."They can't do it can't do it alone...the government accompanies each comrade to security and correct relevance in society.  And further, the wealthy....those lucky ones who have made it on the backs of those who build the roads and bridges and tunnels and railroads....should pay their fair share....Pay back to the ones who sweat and bleed so that they can feed a few crumbs to their families, while the rich are having brunch on caviar and champagne, aboard their yachts...sailing in channels dredged by boatmen with blisters and callouses.   The time has come for them to pay a little something to the rest of us who made it possible!!!"
     It is an old, old, old saw.   Every type of socialist demagogue in the history of socialist demagoguery has said what Barak Hussein Obama said on Friday past, or what El Gringo Viejo has written in the above paragraph.
     They hate success.   They hate beauty.  They hate dignity.  They hate self-sufficiency. They hate rules that bind.  They hate cleanliness.  They hate private property.   They hate self-defense.   They hate religion that points to an eternity.  They hate profit.  They hate correct order.
      They love failure without redemption.  They love hideousness. They revel in coarseness.  They love 'community interdependency(?)',  They love licentiousness.   They love filth, litter, and rotting garbage.   They love public domain.  They love for someone to come to protect them.   They love "churches" who worry more about how to feed 300 pound 5th graders than they worry about parishioner's souls.   They love "non-profits".   They love disorder.
     The capitol building, and there are many, of their domain is every downtown area of every city of 250,000 in America, where one group or another that has been "helped" by marxist,, spread the wealth, social engineering, urban renewal, kinder and gentler caring programs has brought ruin.   Grafitti, abandoned buildings, drug addiction, harlotry of unimaginable dimensions, housing "projects" that are something akin to inverse, convoluted prisons and zoos, where optimism is a 12 year old hoping that he will be killed sooner rather than later.    Illiterate teachers teaching pregnant 11 year old girls and 13 year old boys who are contemplating who they will kill tonight in that "other gang" seven blocks away, are legacy monuments to their "New Deals".
    In the hootsey-tootsey universities, every year,the same marxists teach a new batch of arrogant, spoiled, lazy, and narcissistic slugs that they have a right to have my daughter pay for their birth control pills.  They are taught that discimination and racism and one certain pejorative word leads people to a life of poverty, despair, and exploitation, and that it is endemic only to America, and it is caused by white people and especially white people who are either self-sufficient or wealthy.  The song never changes.   It simply waits to be heard by a new sophomoric batch of slugs who "discover" poverty and discrimination and strike out to destroy the cause....America and wealth and productivity.    It is how fewer than 0.000000001% of the population can assume the mantle of "We are the 99%".  Over and over.

There is a song from the grooveyard of Rock and Roll, the linkage to which I include here:
     It is truly over and over and over again.   The leftists, all stripes and types and shades of pink and red, never stop oozing through the cracks with the same programs, projects, and historically success-proof solutions to problems that most frequently either do not exist or that are temporal or which have causes that cannot be abated.   Diego Rivera began his professional artistic career with serious, stunning works.   Better than Picasso, when both were guided more by the classic and impressionist instincts that they had early on.
     But Diego began his march to the left, "alliance with the poor (snickering up the sleeve)".  One work that marks kind of a pivot point for Diego is "A Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park" which was a rough attempt at a historograph of Mexico up to the 1940s.  It begins to show much of his disdain for the ostentatiously wealthy.   He had little difficulty in approving his own ostentation, however, which grew in terms of wealthy and not-s0-wealthy young women, fine liquor, comfortable living, and hobnobbing with extremely wealthy "progressives" and communists like him.

Sunday in the Alameda Park
   (still quite an event in the middle of downtown Mexico City)

    Now, for Diego and Frida and Barak and Michelle,  I pay taxes to keep the schools open, and I have no children in the banal child-feeding depositories that are called schools.    My wife and I paid and pay income taxes, and other taxes, and we set up businesses that ran pretty well, and we hired people, paid commissions, provided social security payments, indirectly paid significant portions of the wages and profits and taxes of our providers and suppliers.    We paid more than the normal person at each turn than what was paid by the standard direct and indirect tax payer.    We were fairly minor players, to be sure, but we were players.
     They wealthy pay for the bridges and tunnels and highways at a far greater rate and proportion than the "common man" that the Obamatrons dream up in their imaginations.   If the common man does not want to  be a recipient of "share the wealth" schemes of the Obamas and the "progressives"....and he dreams of setting up his own plumbing contracting firm, HE IS INSTANTLY SLIMED, DEFAMED, DENIGRATED BY THE NATIONAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA WHO IMMEDIATELY CRAWLS INTO EVERY CORNER OF HIS PRIVATE LIFE AND SCORNS HIM BECAUSE HE IS NOT ALREADY WHAT HE HOPES TO BECOME...follow that logic.   Yes, we remember Joe the Plumber.   And Michelle LaVaughn Robinson's "All this for a flag...?" sneering statement....and "For the first time in my adult life I am finally proud of my country".  They hate America.  They hate self-sufficiency.  They hate self-reliance.

     No, Mr. Obama....I do not owe any more than what was paid.   We paid more than most.  Furthermore, consider that oil companies have paid over 1/2 of a  trillion dollars in "infrastructure taxes" in the past decade, but you and yours would strive to either nationalise or destroy that noble industry.  EXXON has paid 40,000,000,000 (40 billion) USD in national and State and local taxes in the last ten years, by itself.
     Our concern is for the producers.   And not only the large, medium, and small business people.   Our concern is for the skilled workers...the guys (and gals) who go down and finally qualify for their underwater welding certification.....their HVAC....their HAZMAT diploma....their LVN....their Cosmetologist licence...and on and on .....THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT WORK!!!     While we recognise that some of this certification, in and of itself, represents meddling by government, the little certificate of successful completion, the diploma of qualification...those seemingly little insignificant pieces of paper represent badges of physical and intellectual honour.   The are not insignificant pieces of paper.   THEY REPRESENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY, COMPETENCE AND NOTICE BEING SERVED THAT "I can take care of me and mine, thank you!"
I will calm down...I will calm down....I will calm down....and prepare to go down, on Friday, to my last life project of building and  maintaining an adobe mini-mansion "B and B" with low-tech themes to impulse locals to "go back to their future" and take advantage of a better way to build.   Then they make a lot of money and come up to Texas to buy things, and then Gringos come down and watch birds the Gringos don't have...and it becomes a perpetual motion machine.   I will calm down....I will calm down...
El Gringo Viejo

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Hour Cometh and Now Is....

The time has come for us to begin gathering up our camels and tents, girding our loins, and flocking our sheep.   It is necessary to return to our little mud hut in the Mexican outback and attend to our visitors.   Alvaro has been holding things down for a good long stay of it, and there have been many projects that he is very probably desirous of showing off to the Gringo Viejo. 

     There have been plenteous rains visited upon our area, so we are hopeful that the flamboyan trees and other growies have responded well to our husbandry and the available moisture.  Alvaro has apparently run a water line to our southern edge of the "disciplined" upper part of the property, something we had talked about on occasion.   Alvaro may have been a little overly spontaneous in the installation, but perhaps he will pay for the pipe, faucets, and plumber's work for the installation at our pump.  Something tells me that the bill will be mine, however.

     A bit of damage from very high winds, and the debris carried by such winds, has been fixed right where our chimney joins the roof, so that is a good step forward.   One of the reasons for having built our little place in the manner we did, was to avail ourselves of the relatively less involved processes and less expensive financial outlays required  to repair whatever needed repairing.

     We should be away for a bit of a longer stay of it.  Most, if not all, of our chores in Texas have been acquitted, and they are in better hands with my better half, in any regard.   Arriving back down at our little paradise, one of the first things that we really want to plumb is the attitude of the people concerning the elections past.  The link here provided

with a clumsy but workable State by State interactive device for totalling of the votes for each registered candidate.   There were several surprises in the outcome for this observer.  We also noted that our girl had done very well in the State of VeraCruz...coming in second, but only 600 or so votes behind Pen~a Nieto in a turnout of about 2,000,000.   Some of the tabulations do not make historical sense, as in Baja California, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Sinaloa.   Then again, Vasquez-Mota (my candidate) historically should not have been remotely close to winning the State of Tamaulipas, but she did....somewhat decisively.   Her Victory in and around the City of Victoria....was, bluntly stated, overwhelming.   Perhaps my neighbour had something to do with that.   It may speak to my misunderestimating the outcome....being surrounded by a normally PRI populace showing signs of, and then actually voting, PAN.

     The dogs are always glad to see me...sometimes waiting at the paved road and running joyfully, barking and doing acrobatics, behind the old Dynasty that last 200 yards from the pavement to the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre.   Doggy treats and medicine that doesn't hurt is here again.   The cats, on the other hand, are not unhappy that El Gringo Viejo has returned.    Perhaps that is the best way to say it.  If we were in colder moments of the calendar, they would be a bit more demonstrative, because they assuredly see me as their organic overnight heater.

     We are having a bit more activity as the comprehension of normalcy is worked into the psyche of the people again.  Things have been on a slow but steady upswing for the past few months.   We are awaiting the return of our American visitors to change from a trickle back to where it had been 24 months ago....and we are bolstered in our optismism by the general feeling and gossip that troops that have been deployed are going to be placed in a fully re-organised deployment pattern, meaning  that they will stay in place as part of a formal, permanent repositioning of forces.

     We should be adding on to this information later to-night.  It will be found here or in another new post.   Thanks to everyone for your attention and valuable time!
El Gringo Viejo

Psssst. Sen~or, su mula esta' de vuelo.

TEAM O'BAMA'S  "PLAN X" is 'up in the air', according to Ben and Tim

This is the result of Ben's (left, standing) and Tim's
(right, standing) last attempt to load the cart.  The
fellow hanging in the air is you, the taxpayer.
All the people on the planet now await, with bait
 on their breath, Ben's and Tim's next attempt to
right the cart and to pay Tim's IRS bill, on time. 


A three year study by the Foundation of People Who are Better and Smarter Than You, (a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation for the promotion of social democracy and progressive ideas and agendas and for taking everything from the 50% of the population that pays income taxes ..aka, 'the 1%'....and giving it for the defense and support of the exploited 50%...aka the '99%'), has determined who is at fault for the situation pictured above.

George Bush.

We also devised a solution,.
     It became obvious that the problem was not enough weight in the front.   So, we placed a bill into the congressional calendar repealing previous laws concerning weight, and establishing Metric Mule Measure, aka the BOV, which means Environmental Emergency in Tightening Rope Netting and Hair Spray Conditions for Minorities and Lesbian Eskimoes.  Republicans still have done nothing with this legislation, which will result in hunger for minority children, the middle class, and the mentally challenged polar bear community (the ones who have cute babies).
     The ATF and E was also authorised to shoot the offending cow above-pictured, and to blame the appropriate parties (gun owners) for the death of the cow.  But now, after three years and a fraction, the animal is still hanging in the air.  Nothing has happened.   Ain't No one can understand that nothing we don't do don't hardly  amount to how.

     The party at fault for all of this is named below.
George Bush.

PS.   We shall have to skin that cow to determine what is in it.  It might just be a dog.

     We are actually astonished that so many people are watching CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg while Bernacke and/or Geitner drone mendacious, deranged bilge out like a pair of stoned gurus in a cave in India.    One rock plus one rock equals two rocks.   Spend three rocks every day, while earning only two rocks per day will quickly lead to having serious and irreversible problems.
EL Gringo Viejo 

(and yes, I know that spell-check says that the correct spelling for Ben's and Tim's surnames is Barnacle and Gwinner) 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Fundamental Transformative Marxism

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SUCCESSFULL PEOPLE ARE SLUGS WHO MADE IT ON THE BACKS OF THE EXPLOITED.   SIMPLY BECAUSE 50 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION PAYS 99.9% OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT'S INCOME TAX, STILL IS NO EXCUSE FOR THE PRODUCER CLASS TO THINK THEY ARE ANYBODY SPECIAL.   The special people are the ones who take advantage of what Father Obamaham allows them to have....AFDC, Food Stamps, Section 8, Lottery Tickets, WIC, and all the things the truly deserving deserve to deserve. He taketh the Motor Company from the stock holders and bond holders and gives it to the union thugs who drove the company into the ground by demanding unsustainable wages and benefits, and are rewarded by being named the new owners.   UAW-Government Motor Co.
Real live Indian girl, Cherokee Princess
Cherokee Princess Elizabeth Warren (L), Candidate of the Democrat National Socialist Workers' Party for the office of Senator representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the Central Government of the United States of America.  She is famous as a marxist thinker as well as being a real live injun.   She is also the Reincarnation of St. Margaret Sanger, the patron saint of things that might have been.    She inspired the speech used below, during the early part of her campaign for the Senate seat.  Our fundamental transformer now uses his version (found below) which has been programmed into OZ, his All Knowing Teleprompter.   Hear what comfortable words our leader has for his children:
The nephew of Auntie Zeituni and Uncle
 Onanyu, America's most famous secret
 illegal aliens, attempts to steal the War
 Bonnet of Chief Medicine Crow, Chief of
the Crow Nation.   Obama was going to
raffle off the headdress for campaign
contributions.   Unlike Obama, the
Old Chief is a War Hero, having
served in WWII.
     "There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn't -- look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
     "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
      ''The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires."   -  Barak Hussein Obama.

Special Warning:   Your president and his administration actually believe this bilge that flows from OZ the Teleprompter.  Much of it is in their Book of Satanic Phrases, Prayers, and Incantations.   Beware of marxists who control the state police and military of any country.

El Gringo Viejo


     Specious is a perfect word for our marxist superman.   It is well for him that there are so many dolts who actually believe that it is any of their business how much money Mitt Romney has and how much money he makes.    Slugs who are so full of themselves that they could assume that (1) it is any of their business, or (2) they have the right to say that Romney has too much or too little of anything, even fillings in his teeth, are fools of the first order.
      We are at that tipping point when stupid panels of focus group, labour union dullards  can roll out pearls of wisdom like,"The rich should pay their fair share," thereby re-igniting the Progressives' Crusade for Social  Justic and Equality Forever.   It can be pointed out that the "rich" are already paying all the income tax in America, and that the "poor" essentially pay nothing.   This makes no difference to the slack-jawed, self-entitled union-thug dullard.   He/she are certain that "they" have too much and that "we" are being shortchanged.

     A million years ago, El Gringo Viejo made himself immensely unpopular in the Austin, Texas street and flower-people scene by chiming in on such coffee-house and fern-stand restaurant rolling sililoquys.   In the 1960s and 1970s there were literally scores of thousands of strangely dressed people with chronic pupildilatus who have been revealed The Truth by either the Wise Ones or The Wise One.
     We were given one gem, one time, that had to be saved and engraved some fine day on Mount Rushmore.   It was given to us by a fellow who later stabbed his roomate several times without provocation about a year after our last encounter.  He was also famous for arriving at a table and sitting down un-invited, then asking,"What're we smokin'?"
     It was my device to give him a True Blue 100 cigarette.   He would study it for 60 to 90 seconds, and then eat it, filter and all.  But most remembered is his brilliant piece of marxist-inspired bilge that caused all of us around our table to nearly require hospitalisation. "Yeah, man.  It's a bummer out there.  Everyone's tightened up, man.  No free weed is a bummer, man.   It's gonna be legalised next week, though man.  Legalised and free.  Everybody's gotta have weed man, it's like a right, man."
     But this time, he had a further Pronunciamiento Real...."You know, man.   It's a real bummer.   There's too many people who have all the money.   That's why there's no money for us sittin' around this table, right here.   'Cause too many people have all the money."

     Another conversation was carried on by a real live professor who was always quick to point out how much more intelligent he was than the rest of us.  He launched one day into the idea that Richard Nixon was paid too much.   Also, he demonstrated, the Russians are better than us because in the USSR nobody could be paid more than 10 times the amount of the lowest paid worker.   "So there, you see?   Atheism begets true morality.   All these executives and ball players, they are all fools, and they're sucking the blood out of you common workers.   It is simply unjust!"
      But one time, having tired of his same rant and his same condescending attitude (although he never tired of leaving us stuck with the table tip...and several bummed cigarettes in debt), El Gringo no tan Viejo asked quickly, "How much do you make as a professor here at UT?"
      The Wise One seemed a bit taken aback, but he could not resist the opportunity to impress five or six "working their way through school flunkies", and so he said, "Well..."
      I quickly interrupted him and declared,"Well, that's too much.   You are paid way too much."
      The professor was stunned and aghast.   "What do you mean?   How can you say that?"
     "You decide who makes too little and too much?   Where are your credentials?   Who are you to say who should make what and what is just?  I have declared myself to be an authority, and I say you make too much.  The issue is closed and you are wrong.  Wrong and overpaid."
     "Oh! I get it.   You are one of those 'free market' types.   Let the market determine, let everyone vote.   You are a fool."  he stammered.
       "Yes.  Let the seller sell and and buyer buy.  The median will be quickly reached." It was a good night for our little table of rightwingers, there the summer of 1967...just off of Guadalupe Street (aka - The Drag)...about one year after the Whitman Tower Shootings.   It was a very good  time.  And a very sad time for many, as well.
     Every day, another fool is instilled with the new knowledge that the rich must pay their fair share....every day some of the fools die....but they are replaced with new fools who discover the pyrite and call it gold.

El Gringo Viejo...

What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine.

     We are entertained by the minstrel show being provided by Obama, officers in his re-election campaign, and officers of the Democrat National Committee concerning Mr. Romney's money.   Would that they concerned themselves with the money they are in charge of administering more, and with Mr. Romney's money less.   It would go better for them if their own people were not doing the same financial manuevers as Mr. Romney.   Such is the way of forward leaning hypocrits.
     At the root of almost every economic and social ill we are undergoing in these days is a central government program, funded and controlled by economic and social engineers who are either fools or purposeful saboteurs...or both.    (We remember Col. Klink of Stalag XIII)
The Food Stamp program is designed to prevent us from having to step over dead bodies of the children who starved to death overnight, and it was only going to cost so much.   Now we are told that because of Republican indifference,  50% of minority children are morbidly obese and have diabetes, and we are not providing enough taxes and contributions to address that problem.   We are continuing to feed "the children" two and a half meals per day at school, "free", and "school summer lunch" program, "free" and various food bank programs. And still we are admonished by the Democrats that the Republicans want children, especially minority children, to starve.
     We were told that people had a right to own a home and that the government had a vested interest in facilitating home ownership.   Franklin Raines and Barney Frank and Christopher
Jim Ready  and Cong. Barney Frank
at their 7 July 2012 nuptials in Massachusetts
Dodd were the grand shamans of Home Ownership.   A weak system that had a least a mediocre record in muddling the free market in housing as best it could, finally broke apart.  With the Frank, Raines, and Dodd trinity from Hell, it became some thing a free housing in  markets instead, and promptly collapsed.    But they blamed it on Bush, who had the least to do with it.   He was scoffed at  and ridiculed for suggesting that it was dangerous and counterproductive for the Government Wise Men to give minorities, polars bears, and welfare recipients 400,000 mortgages.   It broke apart because of the ridiculous derivatives market gaming and hedge fund smokescreening.    It should be noted as an aside that both (Sir Edmund)Hillary's and Nancy (Pass it to find out what's inside it) Pelosi's daughters were employed by hedge fund operators during the "Flip This House" days of frenzy.

     We were also told that Social Security would keep us from having to step over the withered bodies of geezers who had starved to death and frozen in the gutter overnight, after losing their utility subsidy while bleeding to death cutting themselves with the sharp can lids of dog food they were eating.    But every two years the Democrats send mailers, publish newspaper advertisements, and run hours upon hours of warnings about how the Republicans are going to lower taxes on the rich and take away Social Security checks from the geezers.   Was the program really designed by marxists to terrorise geezers every two years?

     Since Ronald Reagan would do nothing to advance renewable energy, or fight HIV,  Obama has had to show the way.   His way is Solyndra....and a myriad of other programs, subsidies, loan guarantees, and outright crony capitalist deals.  We have loans and grants going to Red China, Finland, Mexico, Canada, and other places involved in Green Energy (what in the Hell is green energy?) and this qualifies as "doing something for the middle class".   We look across the pond to our Spanish friends, so often cited in 2007 - 2008 as the example for spurring employment and providing clean energy.   The Spanish "green energy initiative" had even been identified by its original advocate as a complete and total failure by 2008.   It did nothing for employment levels except to reduce them, and did nothing about the Spanish "energy" picture except to make it worse.

     So, in the words of the Great Communicator, "Mr. Obama, tear down this wall.   We know your intent is to enslave people in a New East Berlin....we know you want to remand Americans and America to the ant-hill so dear to marxists.   But we say, "no!"   We shall not march meekly to the ovens....the gulags....the re-education camps, or submit to your elitist desires to give us  scripted and orderly dull grey lives.   We shall rise, resist, and turn back your plans to involve us further in your Great Leap Forward.  We shall overcome.

El Gringo Viejo

Thursday, 12 July 2012

An Evening in Bali Hai

The better half and I answered an invitation from some very lovely folks who have been involved with the American armed forces for much of their professional lives.   They came into this country as legal immigrants, and quickly naturalised as citizens of the United States of America several years ago.

Bali Hai

     They were entertaining two other couples, so the six of them represented the countries of the Philippines, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,  and India.  They have common traits among them.   They are all married.  They all speak English either very well or perfectly. They were all strike-force conservatives and Republican voters.   They all still use the correct identifier of "Red China" instead of China.  They are all business people, military people, and/or medical people.   They all seemed well-to-do, and very quiet yet engaging.
     Our hostess had been on the local television news during the week of July the Fourth, urging the populace to be open and demonstrative in their affection for the American Republic.   She is coming to be known as the Flag Lady because she has a flag-pole that fronts on the nearby expressway and that announces the intersection of the lane where there house starts the neighbourhood.   She and her husband have been active in promoting the proper display and protocol for the flag, and are becoming famous for their defense of our National Standard.
     All but one of these people were born into limited situations.   Our hosts were very young people in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion and occupation.  Their very close relatives were involved with the Americans and during the resistance.   They lost many friends and relatives during the war, as one might imagine. 
     The Indian man spent time in Malaysia, where his father, as a Commonwealth "Native Person" from India, worked his way up to be the Chief of Operations for the Dunlop Rubber people from England.   He was displaced by the Japanese Invasion and then returned towards the end of the War to re-establish the Dunlop operations to their previous level.   As the time arrived, because of his position and contacts, he managed to enter his son into Cambridge's high school/ preparatory, and the boy made the grade to attend and graduate from that University.   He is very proud of his father, and his son, who is now finishing High School in an advanced school in South Texas.   Of especial pride for the father is that his son scored the highest grade in the very advanced American History advance college placement examination....for the entire school.     The boy will leave High School with almost a year and a half of collegiate work already on his transcript, and ranking third in a very large class.
     Another "girl" is a trauma/emergency critical care  Registered Nurse and has recently qualified to study in a program that El Gringo Viejo thinks is something like physician assistant or trauma facility supervisor credentialisation.
     All were terribly polite without any hint of being syrupy or officious.  They are all very knowledgeable about their history, geography, and languages.   All speak at least four languages, while the Indian can speak five.
     Our Filipino friends...the military ones....had brought my wife and me into the get-together so as to show these poor people, surrounded by slugs and parasites who very remotely resemble them,  that not all the people in the Lower Rio Grande Valley are slack-jawed food-stampers.  They wanted us to tell their friends about how the Valley had been, back in the 1950s, and about the historical background of the area.   They seemed enchanted and surprised about many of the details.   The better half's colonial background and my family's peculiar comings and goings between northernmost USA and tropical Mexico, and many stops in between had them, seemingly, enthralled.

     The thing was that they all agreed that the Valley needed more attention to expressions of dedication to the Republic and more commitment to the duties required of patriots.   It was a bit humiliating, but much of the meat of their observations was well reasoned.   It gave us both something to gnaw on for the short drive back home.

     We could drone on about this little confab for quite a bit more, but it is thought best to leave it here like a seed for the planting.   And, we shall leave you all for another night.   Tomorrow another venture into the land Obama has fundamentally transformed.
El Gringo Viejo   

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think" – Adolf Hitler 1937

Clinton ordered little black berets for the American military, and Bush failed to rescind the order.  A pox on both their houses.  The berets were made in Red China.

Are we to be surprise if, when we are allowed
to win an event or two, if the anthem to be played
is to be "Oh! How I love to carry dung to the dung
heap for Chairman Mao."
These are the frumpy, commie uniforms.

Now, we have the American Olympic delegation marching in the openning ceremony,  wearing complete outfits....made in Red China.

Outsourcing, Mr. President?    We have "In God We Trust" on our currency, Mr. President.  The Red Chinese have "We will use the organs of the round-eyed capitalist dog's children for transplant for our children.   The organs that are not usable we shall feed to the pigs" written in invisible ink.   The same ink they use to sign trade and treaty agreements.

El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Sorry, Dave.

We received a pass of the hand of serendipity yesterday.   We were in need of doing something that we have never had to do.   It will be necessary for El Gringo Viejo to be away during the entire period of the run-off in the Texas Republican Primary.   It will require that El Gringo Viejo actually reduce himself to filing for an absentee ballot by mail.   Yesterday, we called the county voter registrar, and asked the deputy to send an absentee ballot request application to our address.
    She was very nice and said it was as good as in the mail.   Imagine our surprise when, boom, an absentee ballot request showed up....that same day!!   Looking at the mailing carefully, it soon became clear that it was an interior mailing by a run-off candidate, running in the run-off of the Republican Primary.   "How advanced!" we thought.    The request for an absentee ballot has been mailed back already and El Gringo Viejo is a little more at ease.
     Oddly, and in this case truly ironically, the mailing had come from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the country-club approved Republican in the US Senate candidacy run-off.   We did not want his mailing to go to waste, so we will use the ballot he helped us to obtain.   It will, however be used  to cast a  vote for his rightwing crazy opponent, Ted Cruz.
     Lt. Gov. Dewhurst had just re-initiated his deceptive, mega-blitz misinformation onslaught against Cruz again.   He seems to be unaware that for every advertisement that runs, he probably loses another vote.   There is so much evidence on the internet and the outernet that contradicts, decisively, the things these advertisements are purporting that it makes the Lieutenant Governor appear to be a fool.   Sad.  Before the primaries, it had been my determination to vote for Dewhurst...but I wound up voting for Cruz.    Dewhurst will recieve my vote only in the unlikely event that he wins the Republican nomination so as to avoid the even worse alternative of having another Democrat Socialist in the United States Senate.   Incredibly, Dewhurst is down by 1o points at this writing....and falling.

El Gringo Viejo  

New Miss Flukie Award Announcement

named for a useless parasitic animal, known as a fluke, which is a member of the trematode group
of disgusting, slimy slugs.





     This is our winner.   Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  She jumps on the bones of some Mormon dude because he has off-shore accounts.  She says that such a practice is terrible and shows that the Mormon dude is insensitive to the masses who pay no taxes and who want free food, free housing, free medical attention, and free pet birth control and grief counselling.   The problem, of course, is that Miss Debbie shovels money off-shore  as part of her portfolio.   When asked about the dufus expression in the above photograph, taken shortly after she had to affirm that she was taking food out of the mouths of baby polar bears and pre-kinder lesbian Eskimoes, she said that the garter-pistol she carries illegally just decided to discharge, hitting her in the foot.
     We continue to try to stay on top of the never-ending gift of Democrat National Socialist Workers' Party, but it is such an avalanche that my fingers become sore from typing.
El Gringo Viejo

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Guns, Cars, and Windmills

A contributor to be named Later sent this in.
Do you have a gun in the house?
     When I had my gangrenous gall bladder taken out and had to  spend 10 days in thehospital for what should have been an overnight stay the insurance company kicked me out. I had home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns in the house.  My response was that if I did I would not tell them. So the below has some merit.
    FYI, I am passing this along... there are comments from two other people I have also been asked if we keep guns in the house. The nurse just kinda slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask.
    Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so that no party has certain knowledge if the answer is yes, or no.   My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed.
     I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack.  The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare,
and probably everyone else.
     Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other
than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation.. One of the questions
on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house?? My
answer was,  "None of your 
     So it is out there! It is either an insurance issue or government intervention. Either way, it is out there and the second the government gets into your medical records (as they want to under Obamacare) it will become a major issue and will ultimately result in lock and load!!
     Please pass this on to all the other retired guys and gun owners... Thanks, from a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer: I had a doctor's appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting that I would like to pass along. While going through triage before seeing the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions:
        1. Did Ifeel stressed?
       2. Did I feel threatened?
       3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?
     The nurse then informed me that if I had answered yes to any of the questions I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.
     To me, it seems like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like retired law enforcement would probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument would John Q. Public have? Be forewarned and be aware. The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not.   If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them. Be very cautious about what you say and to whom.    They are coming for us, so unless you're an ostrich, do not stick your head in the sand.........


El Gringo Viejo weighs in with the fact that these observations are anecdotal, and therefore he does not use a bunch of them, either for publication or as a basis of research information.   However, this particular entry comes from an indirect source....passed through a direct source of greatest confidence, so it is hearsay of the highest quality.   It is also backed up by the fact that the nurse we had in home health care for my father-in-law during his last days did in fact ask me about whether there were guns in the house.   She asked upon her first arrival, essentially in a pro-forma way, so it gave me the impression that it was something she asked as a routine requirement.
      Perhaps due to the obviously debilitated condition of my father-in-law, she asked only that one question, and not the whole series.    We have to remember that the ATF of that time could have detained Vernon Howell at the WalMart in Waco without any problem.   But, since they were trading guns at the flea markets, it was somehow necessary to invade their compound with several hundred agents in full battle dress and array.    Oddly, when all the children were finally dead, the ATF and FBI went through the compound and found only enough guns to not even come up to number that would normally be found per adult in the regular Texas household.   The only automatic weapons used from the beginning through to the end of the engagement were those of the ATF.   And of course, the ATF had the advantage of Gen. Wesley Clark, the hero of the Battle of Mt. Carmel, and his authorisation of heliocopter support from Fort Hood to aid in the assault of some dull normal dumboes who probably could not have conducted an armed robbery of  a man hole cover in a ghost town.
      But, the gun-control nuts are not to be detained.   It brings to mind a man who was a highly placed elected official of a significant city in Texas who owned a very, very successful and large hardware store....with a large firearms, fishing, and ammunition section....had to finally close down his firearms sales, service, repair, siting, and ammunition section.    He said it became as if he had an ATF sub-station in his building permanently.   He had to hire two people just to handle the paperwork, and he still spent ten hours a week on the same matter at home.
     This gentleman is gone now.  He joined his son, who had been killed in Viet Nam a couple of years before this incident.  Most of the family is gone now, but El Gringo Viejo will never forget the passive lecture this man gave a friend and me at the restaurant where he was a member of the curgudgeonly coffee clatch.   His eyes glazed...and then blazed with that vicious anger that comes to a man when he talks about when was cornered, and in the right, but had absolutely no choice but to surrender, due to exhaustion.

     Next, we have to talk about the VOLT, the hope of years to come.   We have been assured that Obama saved the auto industry by destroying the bond holders' and preferred stock holders' assets in ownership and financing General Motors of old.  His transfer of a private company into the hands of the United Auto Workers was a deft piece of expropriation, to be sure.   It was far more massive than the expropriation of the foreign oil companies in Mexico in 1938 by Lazaro Cardenas.   The main difference is that Cardenas was only an anti-American, anti-capitalist socialist.   Obama is an anti-American, anti-capitalist marxist.    And....once again, tick - tock, tick - tock, as each day goes by.... the payout for any notion of recovery of Obama's "investment" in General Motors keeps edging over the horizon of reason.    The talking heads still use  53  -  57 dollars per share, common.   It is actually now more in the neighbourhood of 73 dollars. (It closed still lower to-day, between 19 and 20 dollars per share.)
      But, let El Gringo Viejo demonstrate how smart these people really are.   Obama, with a campaign fund running low on fuel, decides to start spending campaign money on attack ads in Texas.    Texas.   In July.  Does he or anyone in his campaign think that he can take Texas's electoral votes?   Ever?
      But he is aiming at people who are like the stupid woman who was used in an auto ad some years ago...the woman was positively hyperventalative, because the meter maid, also terminally stupid, had given her a "time expired" ticket, and written in the block that requests "make of auto",  the brand 'Mercedes Benz'.   The advertisement showed this woman, in full pre-faint, fanning herself, and howling...."Can you imagine!?  Can you imagine?"   Sales of that "look-alike" auto, I am sure, must have surged.....(?).
     We move now to the space-cadet who is telling me that she thinks that she has the greatest deal in the world and she never stops at a place that sells gasoline except to buy coffee.  Her VOLT is just the greatest ride she has ever had.   She seems to be just reaching the peak of the effects of some new upper or perhaps she has a solar-powered mariajuana-mister in her VOLT....she looks positively Woodstocked when she explains that she is going to take her savings from owning the VOLT, and, by golly, she's going to go to Hawai'i.    El Gringo Viejo sent her a note suggesting that she could have bought something more economical to operate at half the cost....perhaps a Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ford, or similar....perhaps over 50 good choices....with better resale and insurability...that would not encumbered the "ecology" with an indisposable battery.   Shopping carefully, she could have pocketed or saved away two-thirds of the difference in cost, and had enough to take her two weeks off in Hawai'i along with the round trip airfare....or in her case....perhaps a train.
Sales increase, but Volt still fails to meet expectations
     General Motors is...oddly, selling poorly.... but their numbers are being held up into the mediocre level at least.....because of .....government fleet purchases.   Imagine that.   The VOLT continues to be the disaster that it is....but some of that is being fixed by literally shipping them over to the Red Chinese.   General Motors common stock price is sliding towards that magic 19 number.   One  calendar-quarter at that level, and it will have to begin bankruptcy proceedings....but not before the UAW has taken everything home at is or is not nailed down.
     Now, and finally, please remember that the little old lady who kept Tweety Bird in the cage, and who also kept Sylvester the Cat...forever lurking around under that cage...SHE HAD AN ELECTRIC AUTO!!!   It worked fine.   It was like the Stanley Steamer, except that unlike the Stanley Steamer, it could not go over 120 miles per hour on the same beach that the Wright Brothers made the first heavier than air craft actually take off and fly under artificial power.   We tend to think that only Al Gore and Hillary Clinton can come up with real cool ideas.   Like machines that can help people buy cattle futures at one-one thousandth of their actual value.   Or canoes that Al Gore and his wife can order up several million gallons of water from a reservoir to use in order to show everyone how eco-outdoorsey they are....(canoe still did not float, it was only designed for four people....and Al was know).
Detroit Electric, c. 1919
    Detroit Electric (1907 - 1939) was an automobile brand produced by the Anderson Electric Car Company in Detroit Michigan. Anderson had previously been known as the Anderson Carriage Company (until 1911), producing carriages and buggies since 1884. Production of the electric automobile, powered by a rechargeable lead acid battery, began in 1907. For an additional $600.00 an Edison nickel-iron battery was available from 1911 to 1916. The cars were advertised as reliably getting 80 miles (130 km) between battery recharging, although in one test a Detroit Electric ran 211.3 miles (340.1 km) on a single charge. Top speed was only about 20 miles per hour (32 km/h), but this was considered adequate for driving within city or town limits at the time.      The Detroit Electric was mainly sold to women drivers and physicians who desired the dependable and immediate start without the physically demanding hand cranking of the engine that was required with early internal combustion engine autos. A statement of the cars refinement was evidenced to the public through its design which included the first use of curved window glass in a production automobile, an expensive and complex feature to produce.
Sylvester, Tweety, and Granny listen to
Obama describe how all their medical
concerns have been solved, and that
it will all be free.
    The company production was at its peak in the 1910s selling around 1000 to 2000 cars a year. Towards the end of the decade the Electric was helped by the high price of gasoline during World War I. In 1920 the name of the Anderson company was changed to "The Detroit Electric Car Company" as the car maker separated from the body business (it became part of Murray Body) and the motor/controller business (Elwell-Parker).*
(*  blue print indicates Wikipedia information)

     It should also be pointed out that there were various choices concerning  brands and types of the electric vehicles.   They were associated with the "1% people".   The vehicles were seen as eccentric, but elegant, and were generally regarded as well made and well appointed.  The problem came with the obvious difference in filling the tank of your Stutz Bearcat and driving for 300 miles, and the alternative.   Electricity was also something that needed to be used judiciously, due to cost, as gasoline became steadily cheaper due to competition and larger scale refining operations made production more efficient and cheaper.
     And then, El Gringo Viejo's grandfather had a nice home in a place called Gwinner, North Dakota where he had tree-steaded in the late 1880s.  The home was electrified in the earliest part of the 1900s by means of a 32 volt, direct current windmill powered battery system.   He installed a similar system for his home in rural Hidalgo County of Texas in 1916.   Neither system, of course, could ever have handled the needs required of even a modest home situation in these days.
     And as we talk about Romney outsourcing jobs to foreign countries, it is pointed out that almost all the blades made for electricity producing wind turbines are made either in Finland or Mexico.   One electric auto company that received a considerable "investment" from Obama bag of free tax also Scandinavian....and it has already served notice that plans for setting up in the United States might not be in the company's future after all.   Another cup of Solyndra, anyone?

Next up will be a pleasant supper episode with folks from the Phillipines, Singapore, and such places....all very, very ardent Americans who are concerned about America losing its soul.
El Gringo Viejo

Monday, 9 July 2012

Beat the Drum...Beat the Drum Harder

An assembly of notions and observations follows:

(1)    We learned to-day that the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, USA has determined in its wisdom, and by authorising vote of the the House of Bishops, that no parish within any diocese affililiated with the Episcopal Church, USA can refuse to hire a person for any matter associated with sexual orientation or practice, including cross-dressing, for any position, volumteer or paid, working as a sextant, a teacher or teacher's aide, or Sunday School or catechism instructor, or secretary, vestryman, or any other such position including vicar, rector, deacon, music director, choir member, lay reader, or acolytes.
     That will solve all the problems in the Anglican Communion.   Saints Preserve Us.

(2)    Obama celebrates the employment of 56,000 new, full-time hires during the month of June, 2012.   His real celebration was reserved for the 85,000 Social Security Disability new hires.   Ninety percent of the latter will be Democrat votes.

(3)     There are still folks who seem to be intelligent who say, "We have to make O'bama understand that his policies are hurting the country!"
     Virginia!!!  Read my lips!!!  Obama's intent from the beginning was to do the work for which he was programmed.   Demonise the wealthy, ridicule the police, jam up the Department of Justice, muddle the immigration issue for demagogic purposes, block advances in production and processing of oil and natural gas, disregard orders to desist, issued by federal judges in matters pertaining to the closing of the Gulf of Mexico to deep water drilling, sabotaging the Keystone Pipeline agreement, and hundreds of other actions, small and large.   The entire reason for Obama to have been placed into the Presidency is to fundamentally transform America into an organic law, national socialist state, and to relegate the Constitution to irrelevance.   He will be remembered as the man who waved his hammer and ordered insurance companies to provide "free" contraceptive medicines for women, and who cancelled the preferred stock and bond holdings of private investors in General Motors and Chrysler Motors, again with a wave of his sickle. 
     He is following his orders from the internationalist marxists who have groomed him for twenty years into the robotron that he is.   Imagine saying the same lame campaign line for five years.....mendacious, illogical, and demeaning to the intelligence of reasonable productive people.....but wonderful for those seeking parasitic, dependent status in a Brave New World.
(4)      Colombia University really thinks that Obama might have gone to their school in New York City for two years....they have the records.... they are almost totally sure that they do, really!    No one really knows much about his transcripts,  and very, very, very few people remember him being in attendance, on know, like....being a student.   One pr0fessor did say that he had Obama in his class, and he gave Obama an "A"....
     Uh...Sorry, Mr. Professor.   Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Howard Taft, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush...even James Earl Carter.... turned over their transcripts and medical records to the public view.   William Jefferson Blythe and Barak Hussein Obama did not.    Only one of those men happen to have an illegally obtained, out of sequence Social Security Card and number.   Three guesses.
(5)     Al Gore, this is just for you.   While the press was going nuts about the "terrible storms" and "3,500 high temperature  records being broken" in the northeastern quarter of the contiguous forty-eight States, in the British Isles it's wet and cold....record setting cold is the rule.    Russia's eastern areas are beset with rains and summer chill.   So...go back to your inundated ocean-front, San Francisco lover's nest, Al....Oh!  The Pacific has not risen to swallow your little cottage de romance?   But you said the oceans would be 19 feet higher if we were to continue burning "fossil" fuels, and that this would occur before 2010!!!   Al...Al!  Is that another one of those stupid polar bears diving in your Dempster Dumpster?   You didn't finish all of that second pizza you took over to the massage parlour?

Guns and butter, to-morrow.   Thanks for being here, to-day!
El Gringo Viejo