This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Wow, mention Ukraine a few times and my blog has had over 100 visits from Europe and Russia this week!  Welcome socialists!

I must confess, my brain is on vacation this week.  Next week, new job starts, 10 hours a day, five days a week, lots of studying and I am so looking forward to it.  And good news to all my imaginary readers, I will probably only post new blogs one day a week!

Stop cheering.

Has anyone ever noticed the number of famous people that use this weird hand signal with the index and pinky sticking up, the thumb out and the middle two fingers tucked down?

Now, in some fairness to Bush, 'hook 'em horns' is a similar sign without the thumb sticking out, but standing with the queen?  My question though is this, do any of my readers naturally make this sign in conversation, waving hello, etc?  I think it's a semi difficult hand position with both the pinky and thumb sticking up/out while the index finger is upright.

The point of all of this is that hand sign is a very popular and common hand signal that says "I love you, Satan", which once again kind of makes you wonder why all these politicians seem to constantly make this awkward signal.

Why don't Christians have a secret hand signal?  Everyone else has hand signals.

I see Jane Fonda is freaking out over her age and dying and I feel sorry for her.  I've never been a fan because of her activities during and in Vietnam and am ashamed to admit I really like the movie The Electric Horseman where she starred with Redford.  I like a lot of the 1970's movies with the anti hero; Shampoo, Three Days of the Condor, Five Easy Pieces, Dirty Harry,  etc., movies where the hero, at the end, doesn't really win for losing or loses for winning.  Gee, that explains a lot.

But one anti hero I don't like is Mohammad Ali.  I use to like him until I learned something about him and what happened in the 1960's.  Lots of news about him lately with the 50 year anniversary of him beating Sonny Liston and the probability that the fight was fixed, though Ali, then Clay, didn't know it was fixed.

Little known story coming up.  When Ali refused service, he was banned from boxing for three years and lived in a hotel in NY, a rather expensive one, and couldn't pay a 5 figure hotel bill and the hotel was getting ready to kick him out on the street.  In stepped another boxer named Joe Frazier, who paid the tab and then some so Ali could stay.  Frazier also lobbied the NY boxing commission to reinstate Ali and finally the boxing commission reinstated Ali and after a few warm up fights, Frazier agreed to Ali fighting for the championship belt Frazier wore.

And Ali, prior to the fight, started calling Frazier Uncle Tom.  How is that for gratitude.  Guy carries Ali during his suspension, pays his bills, gives him the fight, and Ali stabs him in the back with the worst insult one black can call another.

All the talk, and that story sums up the two men perfectly.  Was Ali the better fighter?  Maybe, but he can't carry Frazier's jock strap and cup as a man.

Side note: When I worked for Amtrak back in college, I notice many times the old time black waiters would call some customers "Mr. Charlie".  "Good morning Mr. Charlie", "Good evening Mr. Charlie".  Finally, late one night after the diner had closed and we were all sitting around the dining car and I asked them why they call people Mr. Charlie; after they got done laughing, one of them explained it's an old custom, it allows them to call someone an asshole without the person knowing they are being called an asshole.

Couple of months later, on another trip to another place, one of the waiters called me Mr Charlie and I turned on him and said "you want to call me an asshole, just say it" and the look of shock on his face was priceless.  Apparently I was one of the only white people that knew the code.  Well, till now.  But then these days I doubt many people use Mr. Charlie anymore, they just knock you out and publish it on YouTube.

Back to satanic hand signals and stuff.  Lots of people are worrying constantly about people taking the mark of the beast and no one seems to pay much attention to the second point: when you take the mark you are also pledging allegiance to the antichrist.  In other words, you consciously choose the allegiance - it's not just the mark.

Though if you get an RFID chip implanted, you are nuts, because I can almost guarantee you will get cancer from the RFID chip.  Katharine Albrecht did a ton of research and published a white paper that documents a thousand fold rise in dog cancer since the advent of chipping your dogs.

Rather than lyrics, I give you an absolutely hilarious video: