Wednesday, August 01, 2012

World's Best Daughter!

As a freelance editor, I can work a lot out of the house . . . and have been. It's been nice to spend some extra time with my girlie. The downside, with my back, neck, and now, hip issues, I haven't been able to do a lot with her. Not what I'd like, anyway. But, since the news about my hip, she's been a real inspiration. Not only has she been very sympathetic, she goes out of her way to help cheer my mood. For example, last night as I was watching tv, she came down to the computer and recorded a song for me. Like anyone, discussing anything potentially upsetting is difficult. So, she decided to let her feelings be known in song and lyrics . . . and I think it was perfect. So, again I say . . . the world's best daughter.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's all about me

It's like something you'd hear on an episode of House, Avascular Necrosis. When I heard it I knew it was bad. I've done enough medical video to be dangerous. Mostly to myself, of course. Anyway . . . I knew avascular had something to do with blood supply. Necrosis is death. The pain, in my hip. Hoorah, avascular necrosis of the hip. Essentially, for whatever reason, the bloody supply to my hip bone(s) has decreased to a point that the joint bone is dying. This causes inflammation, which causes a lot of pain. A lot. The good news? There's no arthritis in the joint right now. Which means degeneration hasn't gotten to that point yet. The bad news, it likely will. A little will depend on upcoming blood tests. If there's any sign of infection I'll need immediate surgery. If not, a shot in the hip and anti-inflammatories and pain pills to control. Oh, and pretty much stay off of it. Great, I need to look for a skull cane of some sort. The babemate quickly put the kybosh on any generic geriatric Walgreens model. Ok. I can still look cool through this. So, I'm blogging as a means of release. It helps. Talking about just gets everyone upset. I should mention this isn't anything that's gonna kill me. Disable? I'm pretty much already there with my back and neck. I guess my other joints felt left out. The worst thing is that eventually I'll need a hip replacement. You know what's bad about that? Yep. Seen 'em. Videotaped 'em. Damn. That's a harsh procedure. But, one step at a time. First the blood tests to see if there's any infection. The doctor is a little concerned as I developed a staph infection after my ankle surgery . . . and a blood clot in the lungs. Geez. I can't wait! This should be fun.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Is it time again?

I love Facebook. It really offers the best of all worlds. The ability to post thoughts, post pictures, songs, links . . . and you can communicate very easily in both message and chat format. For me, it combines what I like about Twitter and a blog in one online application.

Still, it has it's limits. The biggest being the ability to format posts the way you want them to appear . . . often with multiple photos and/or links. So . . . is it time to return to blogging?

I'm thinking so.

Plus, I miss not being in MRQ.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Master Socialist Plan

First of all, refresh your memory and read this.

It's really becoming quite clear. The socialization of our country has started. If you read the above post, and read the link that was provided, you should be drawing some conclusions by now. But, let me lay them out.

It started with the "economic crisis". All along Obama said that doing nothing wasn't an option. That doing nothing would certainly plunge us in to another depression. Of course, we know now he was wrong.

But, it made for good politics. Plus, it started the "collar and leash" tactic of the progressives. Everything done with a purpose. In the case of the stimulus, it accomplished two things. One, political payback for supporters. One has to simply look at where the money went to draw the obvious conclusion. Two, grow the voter base. Virtually all of the money went to expand or support government. Sure, there were jobs created. Not many. But, they were all in the public sector. The trillion dollar stimulus had virtually no effect on the economy or unemployment. But, by expanding government, it added to the voter base. In fact, there was no real concern about the private sector. Everyone knows that Obama could have taken another approach and really targeted the private sector with stimulus funds. But, he chose not to. On purpose.

Starting to see the bigger picture?

The private sector is where republicans live. Business owners are more about tax incentives, interest, and market forces. Nothing in the stimulus addressed anything of worth for private business.

Now look at the bail outs. GM . . . unions. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . . . government controlled. Other bailouts turned in to take overs of another sort in that following the action limits were put on pay and bonuses. Leash and collar.

In the mean time, the economy continued to suffer and unemployment climbed to 10%. For the socialists, this was good news. It simply meant an opportunity to leash and collar more people. Make them dependent on government. Make them democratic voters.

Also, the war was being completely ignored. While not directly related to the leash and collar tactic, successes in Afghanistan would be a distraction . . . and would provide the previous President with some credit. Couldn't have that. As long as hundreds of soldiers weren't dying the war could be ignored for a bit.

At this point, Obama could have focused his attention to the real issue of the economy and jobs. After all, create jobs and the economy improves and people get the healthcare they need through that job. Hopefully, of course. Even if not, much better to have a job than not.

Except, Obama went after healthcare. This, again, was by design. Target those without jobs and those without insurance. . . promise them they'll never have to worry about getting proper healthcare . . . and you've got democratic voters. Leash and collar. This was so important that the socialists took a rather large political gamble. Most of the country was against the type of reform Omarxist was talking about. But, they pushed it through anyway.

I do think the progressives were caught off guard by the huge backlash initially. They weren't ready or armed for such a response at the time. And, word has it, of all the people you might be able to blame for the slow reaction to the backlash is Rahm Emmanuel. Mr. Rahm it through actually wanted the administration to slow down on the issue. I also think they were caught a bit off guard by the Scott Brown win. Not to say they didn't have a backup plan. If anyone thinks they weren't ready to lose that democratic seat, you'd be wrong. What it did mean was that they had to do what they wound up doing . . . push the bill through using any means possible. Sure, they wanted healthcare reform. But, more than that, they wanted voters. Leash and collar.

You might be wondering about the backlash over all spending that occurred. Quite honestly, it didn't matter. One, they would make it look as though Omarxistcare was deficit neutral, that it would bring down the deficit. That's all a bunch of bunk, of course. But, they'd have the CBO release a report substantiating their claim. Between that and other accounting slight of hand, they'd sell it to the public as being deficit friendly. Again, it didn't matter it was a lie. Voters.

At this point, the marxists also passed a jobs bill. It's a joke. But, with the tea parties as geared up as they were . . . and are . . . they needed to do something to show the sheep they cared. The jobs bill is one, a piss in the ocean in terms of cost. And two, does virtually nothing. The tax breaks really only benefist those businesses who are in a position of making new hires anyway. Businesses don't hire simply because of a tax break. They hire because business warrants it.

Now, getting back to the political gamble. At this point, now that the legislation passed, the marxists are exhibiting confidence. Again, you might think this strange with all the opposition. Again you'd be wrong. That's why immigration is next. Not cap and tax. Not a better jobs bill. Not real education reform (what they passed is simply support for the status quo. No significant change). Not the war. Immigration reform. Here they will target all the illegals already here and clear a path for them not only to become citizens, but get on omarxistcare as well. Leash and collar. Millions more voters for the progressives. The marxists will likely move swiftly on immigration. They want those people available this November to vote.

That's why they're feeling confident. They've kept the economy from any real recovery. They've bought or paid off democratic voters. They've increased the public sector thereby increased democratic voters. They passed a bill that they can now sell to the unemployed and soon to be legal immigrants, thereby, again, adding democratic voters. And will soon start the campaign that the republicans are evil. That they opposed this wonderful legislation that provides healthcare to those that need it most.

As I write this, the strategy of painting the tea party protesters as violent has already started.

But, will it work? I don't know. The dems have a long history of out playing the republicans at this kind of game. The one hope is that omarxistcare begins to noticeably fail, and that the tea party protesters continue the fight.

This is a carefully orchestrated plan by marxists of socializing this country. It began with a manufactured crisis. We will go from being a republic to being a democracy. And with that, will for a long, long, long, time empower government. The main reason the constitution was written.

Strangely enough . . . and maybe not . . . the one person, I think, who seems to get it?

Sarah Palin. That's why they hate her so much. She's absolutely right.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I'm still here!

It's difficult to keep up with all what's available to you on the internet. I haven't been posting much simply because of the social networking site. Even with them, however, I can't do them all. Twitter is great. But, it's rather limiting. Blogs are nice. But, sometimes the thoughts are quick and small. Hence, Facebook combines, for me, the best of both worlds.

So, I'll keep this blog open for a while, and I'll likely continue to post. It just won't be as often. Facebook is where I spend most of my time, now.

Sooooo . . . follow me there! My page is open to everyone. So, feel free to come by.

Jim Wheelock on Facebook

Monday, November 16, 2009

Packers vs Cowboys

This was a great game. Not simply because the Packers won, but they beat the Cowboys . . . in Green Bay. I guess it would have been a little sweeter to have done it in Dallas. No matter. Anyway . . .

Not sure if this is the make or break game the Packers are hoping for. It's one thing to play your guts out and beat an opponent who's just a bit better than you. It's another to beat those teams you're supposed to. Looking at the schedule, the Steelers are their only "real" opponent. 49's, Lions, Ravens, Bears, Steelers, Seattle, and the Cardinals are all next. Yes, you could make the case that the Ravens and Cardinals are pretty good teams. I'd rank the Packers on par with those teams. Certainly better than the rest. Which means 10 and 6 ain't out of the realm of possibility.

Whatever. The point I wanted to make is that this game should prove as evidence that when protection breaks down, quarterbacks do badly, and teams lose. Romo certainly didn't look his polished self. Of course, the Packers weren't exactly polished, either. This was a hard fought game. The Packers just did a little more on defense to keep the Pokes from scoring.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Packers vs Vikings

This isn't that difficult, really. The Vikings are a better team than are the Packers. Most notably, on both sides of the line where football games are won and lost. For as much talent as the Packers have, their worst area is, by far, the offensive line . . . which it is. Not only are they unable to protect Rodgers, but they also cannot open many holes for Grant to run through. Defensively, as we all know, we're in a new scheme. Given just that alone, I think most people fore saw the Packers defense having some problems adjusting the first year. I was shocked to hear that the Packer defense is ranked 5th over all. Certainly, and again, there's talent. But, they're weak at a few positions and execution isn't consistent.

Having said all that, the Packers came close . . . to within 5. Take away the two run backs that gave the Vikings incredible field position, and you might have a different game. Had the Packers played all game they way they did in the 3rd quarter, and you might have a different game. Take away the penalties that really killed the Packers, and you might have a different game.

All of those things are part of the game. Fact is, the Vikings took advantage of all those situations and were able to capitalize. For that, they deserve credit. And, they played a well executed game. Where did this Rice guy come from? Wow.

As for Favre, he played good . . . not great. There wasn't any highlight reel material. Just a good game. 17 of 28 for 244 . . . not awesome. He threw 4 touchdowns. Aaron was 26 of 41 for 287 and 3 touchdowns. Not bad. Those stats and 26 points will win many games. Just not this one.

But, for those who think that Favre is a god . . . and we'd be much better off with him . . . let me ask . . . what planet are you from? Yes. He's playing as good as ever. So is Aaron. What is Aaron doing that Favre would or could be doing better? I've said this before, people forget how foolish Favre can look. Yes, he led us to a Superbowl. Yes, we were 13 and 3 his last season with us. But, in all the time he's been with the Packers it's just ONE Superbowl. A handful of division titles. But, what do they matter, really? Look at the Packer records. There are a lot of 9 and 7, and 10 and 6 years. A few of those 10 and 6 years were good enough to get the Packers in to the playoffs.

What? The Packers constantly losing in the playoffs wasn't Brent's fault?


Getting back to the game . . . I actually thought Aaron looked a little spooked. It took him a bit . . . a long bit . . . to get in to the game. Much like Brent was in domes, and against the Cowboys.

There are 9 games left. The Packers can still win some games and make a run at things. I still think they have a pretty good team, and that Aaron is an excellent quarterback. The biggest problem right now, is that the Vikings have a very easy schedule from here on out. I don't think they'll go far in the playoffs, but it looks as though they'll win the division.

Wild card?