Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama and the Media

The Media is trying to tie Obama to the Illinois Governor. Maybe they
could talk about his role in the ethics bill that helped bring the
Governor down.

Posted by Seamhead

Monday, December 01, 2008

An Important Column

Does torture work? This man would know.

Posted by Seamhead.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday Cometh

As Thanksgiving approaches, the television and newspaper ads tout the “Black Friday” sales. For me, Black Friday brings a sense of dread. Who would want to venture out to the malls and the stores to do battle with vicious, cold-blooded, bargain hunters? I would rather eat shellfish.

One year, though, I did venture out at 5 am on a Black Friday. It was about a week before Thanksgiving when Willa was about four years old. Our television was not working well. I can’t recall the exact nature of the problem. It was some annoying outage of audio or video that occurred with increasing frequency.

Being male, I figured the best thing would be to fix it myself. This always seems like the best option. I work pretty cheap. On this occasion, I earned my pay.

Shelly was not home the day I set about “repairing” the television. I gathered my seldom-used tools in the living room and tilted the television onto its screen. I removed the back of the television. At this point, Willa became utterly engrossed in the proceedings.

I took everything that I could out of that TV. Unable to diagnose the issue, I put everything back. I thought I had systematically taken it apart and replaced just as it had been before. Of course, the television didn’t work, not even a little. It wouldn’t even work in the annoying fashion it had worked before.

So we took it all apart again. And we tried to put it together again. About midway through our third rebuilding effort, my lovely wife walked through the door. Television parts were strewn all over the front room. Willa, who was aflame with enthusiasm for our project, ran to the door, “Mommy! We took the TV apart!”

“I see,” my wife replied with an expressionless face. Only her eyes gave away the disappointment she felt as she realized her misfortune.

My assistant and I never were able to make the television work. My wife didn’t say much about the episode beyond the sporadic “Why did you take the television apart?” until a few days before Thanksgiving. As I nestled into bed one evening, she rolled onto her side. Her elbow supporting her head, she said pointedly, “You know you’re going to get me a television Friday morning don’t you?”

“Right,” I replied with an expressionless face.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jay the Barbecue Chef

This is a real picture. My buddy Jay tried to grill him up some ribs last fall . . . yummmm.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Your Liberal Media

Here's your liberal media at work again. The media, including NBC and the New York Times reports that ballots in the Minnesota Senate race have been kept unsecured in the trunk of a car. How do they know? They heard it from Norm Coleman's lawyer! Norm is the Republican candidate in the race. And they didn't mention that Minnesota's Republican governor says there is no evidence of anyone trying to steal the election.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Election

I thought I'd give the email thing a shot so this is parially a test.

But as far as the election goes...I'm relieved it's over, and more importantly, I'm relieved that Obama won.  I don't know how anyone could defend their vote of McCain after his selection of Sarah Palin as VP.  I mean......COMMON!!!!   Is she the best the Republican party can offer!!!!  She's the best you got???????

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Change is Gonna Come

My man Boz sent me this. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Hope of a Better Day

Folks, we made history tonight. Our country will be so much better for it. We have redeemed ourselves a bit in the eyes of the world.

Over the last eight years, the Bush Administration shredded the Constitution and decimated the middle class. They have instituted a preemptive war doctrine (Did you get that Ms. Palin?) and used torture in the name of all Americans.

Tomorrow, though, dawns a new day. The man leading the way has long worked for those less fortunate. He has helped folks rebuild tattered lives. He has defended the Civil Rights of fellow Americans.

I believe this man will work to help those who need it the most. I believe this man is up to the challenge.

The time for change is now.

Monday, October 06, 2008

KU Farce

Here is a video made earlier this year during March Madness. Afterwards there are some good out-takes worth watching too.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

This is what we need . . .

How much would it be worth to you to never go to the gas station again? Or to never get a tuneup? Or to stop polluting the environment for good?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Gas Tax Holiday

Cutting the gas tax would be a gift alright. But not for consumers. It would be yet another gift to the oil companies.

It is almost as dumb as the tax rebate stimulus plan. They should be forced to write on the tax rebate checks - "You are borrowing this money from your children and grandchildren. Enjoy!"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Lyrics Left Behind

In response to seamheads last post, I have decided to dust off some old lyrics and see if I can get some feedback and maybe through some blog team work come up with a completed song. Anyone can play this game so don't be shy, all ideas and criticisms are welcome. Awhile back I tryed this with my own blog page and came up with a great song about long nipples, so hopefully we can do something similar, but without the nipples.

The problem with me starting this is that all my unfinished songs where written while I was drunk and ticked off at some girl, so they all have a bit of a drunken pissed off air about them. So after officialy warning you here is my first installment of No Lyrics Left Behind:

(I don't have a title)

Don't you want me here
Don't you even care
I spend my ever dwendling years
searching for the source of my tears
don't you even care

I thought you were my friend
guess I didn't understand
opened my heart and gave my soul
thinking you'd never let it go
guess I didn't understand

And if I'm crying at your feet
it's because of trust not cause I'm weak
you've had a hard life I can see
please don't take it out on me
sorry I'm crying at your feet.

again, I appologize for the drunken pissed offedness, and the fact that it's only a few verses.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Little Bit of Magic

This is the kind of thing that makes the internet wonderful. Rosanne Cash walks us through co-writing a song with Joe Henry. Plus you can listen to a "first draft" version of the song. I love this!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

History Lesson

Here's a great post about about why torture is both wrong and ineffective. There are links in here to American World War II interrogators telling how they interrogated enemy soldiers without compromising their humanity and the principles of our nation.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I knew something was terribly wrong. I woke up. My wife was holding me - on purpose. The bed was shaking. Seems like a dream come true, right? In reality, it was an earthquake.

The house was shaking. The first thought was, "My it's windy." Then after about six or seven seconds the wind never let up.

Shelly was panicking. "What's going on?"

"An earthquake!" I said. I'm an earthquake survivor having survived one in September 1990 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Of course, everyone survived that earthquake. It did give me the experience to recognize this one right away.

Our nine-year-old daughter was in our room the instant the shaking had stopped. "What was that?"

"An earthquake!" I said.

Of course, my wife didn't believe me until the early morning news anchor told her I was right. She couldn't believe an experienced earthquake survivor.

UPDATE (9:58 am) Aftershock!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Meet the Press

Is ordering orange juice in a diner wrong? Or is our Press Corps full of morons? You decide.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Free Beer

Don't miss the party Saturday! If you need more info, please email or call! There's also golf on Saturday if you're interested

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My First Album Cover

This is a shot of my first album cover. I hope to make a CD sometime within the next 3 or 4 years.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is Disturbing

Here's your choice:  
1)  a 26 year-old shortstop with a .347 OBP in his first year in the majors.  It's a small sample, but his minor league numbers suggest he may be able to stay close to that OBP.

2) a 28 year-old shortstop with a career .295 OBP in 2751 Major League At Bats.  This guy has proven again and again that he cannot get on base.  He will never get on base.  Some may say he should only be a utility infielder.  I submit that he is too offensively inept to be on a Major League roster.

Of course, Tony La Russa has chosen #2 to be his starting shortstop.  When you pair him with 2nd baseman Adam Kennedy, you have the worst middle infield in all of baseball.

We're in for a long, long season.

The Most Important Post You'll Ever Read

For all you golfers out there this is the most important golfing lesson you can get! And it's free!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rog's Birthday Bash

As a tribute to Roger and the fact that he has a whole place rented out for his 43rd birthday party, I propose that we should do a "Roger Roast". Just like those ones on the comedy channel where we each just take turns getting up and ripping him (good heartedly)a new one.

Shoot me a message if your interested or leave one here, and I'll see what I can do about putting something together.

Monday, March 17, 2008

All He Wants

The New York Times reminds us:

What Mr. Bush wants is to be able to listen to your international telephone calls and read your international e-mail whenever he wants, without a court being able to prevent it or judge the legality of his actions . . .

Finally, Mr. Bush said it was vital to national security to give amnesty to any company that turned over data on Americans without a court order. The purpose of this amnesty is not to protect national secrets — that could be done during a trial — but to make sure that the full damage to Americans’ civil liberties is never revealed. Mr. Bush also objects to a provision that would create a committee to examine his warrantless spying program.

Isn't that the Truth?

From Tom Tomorrow:

Remember what Kurt Vonnegut said:

There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done … This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

Friday, March 07, 2008


The time is drawing near. You're all invited to a big party. I'm having my 21st Birthday Party on April 5th at the Chatham American Legion Hall. The festivities will start at 7 pm. Feel free to bring appetizers, munchies, or dips. We'll have some live entertainment. There will be a cash bar too.

There's a lot of fun Lincoln stuff here in the Springfield area if you want to make a day or weekend of it. There is also a possibility that golf might break out during the day on Saturday.

A New Perspective

Bad things sometimes turn into blessings.
You find out important things.
You've touched some lives.
People who face tough battles everday
hold you in their hearts.
All this time they've appreciated you
for the work you've done.
Maybe you never even realized
how many people
hold you in their hearts.
Bad things sometimes turn into blessings.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Some Days are Stone

Some days the sky falls right down on you.
You're lying there with pieces of sky all over you
wondering if you're going to be able to get back up.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Welcome Back to the Same Old Place that You Laughed About

Another four inches of snow dropped on Chatham today. Winter has reached farther into the calendar this year. March has always been a blustery, sunny, and rainy month with rare snowfalls. A couple in our church celebrated sixty years of marriage this week. The husband told the congregation, "It rained and snowed and sleeted and was sunny that day." If ever a day predicted the joys and calamities encountered on the marriage trek, their March wedding day would be the one.

Not too many days ago, about three inches of snow dropped on our fair city. I was at work while Jack Frost worked his magic, and I arrived home to find our driveway already cleared of snow. I knew that the girls would be home shortly after me. Grabbing a shovel I puttered around the driveway. When the van pulled in, I wearily removed my cap and wiped my brow attempting to evoke the illusion that I had cleared the drive. My wife has been married to me for almost a decade now. She did not believe for a second that I had shoveled the drive.

Today, we returned the favor. After shoveling our driveway, we shoveled a couple extra ones including the one owned by the person suspected of stealing the snow from our driveway not too many days ago. As we shoveled, the girls played in the snow pausing occasionally to fire snowballs at me. For an hour or so the edge was off my intense desire to see winter blow away on the spring breezes.

It's a Sad Day in Title Town

It's a sad, sad day for the Packer fans. Considering how well Brett played last year, it will be even harder for the fans to take. Theses legends don't usually end up on the home team. Fans must savor the moments the legends bring. These moments are treasure to sift through when the wins are few.

My wife has pushed me to start blogging again. I think it's time. With all that's going on in our world and the Cardinals preparing for another baseball season, I definitely have thoughts to share. I hope some of the folks who used to share with us will migrate back as well.

Basically, I'm restarting this blog in honor of Brett Favre and the joy he has brought my wife, her family, Packer Fans, and of course, football fans like myself who enjoy watching the great players no matter what uniform they wear.