Al's Ramblings

Monday, December 22, 2014

(12/22/2014 01:20:00 PM) - Al

That is a shame.

And this time, I actually mean it.

12/22/2014 01:20:00 PM

(12/22/2014 12:30:00 PM) - Al

I am sick and tired of black racists, from Sharpton to Samuel Jackson, spreading lies about white people and police and inciting their murder.--David Horowitz

If you are not, you should be.

12/22/2014 12:30:00 PM

(12/22/2014 12:25:00 PM) - Al

I found this link while looking for the Louis CK one on travel.

I've seen it before, but if all SNL skits were this funny, what a world it would be.

12/22/2014 12:25:00 PM

(12/22/2014 12:15:00 PM) - Al

In a day or two, the stories of travelpocolypse will begin...for those unaware of the term, it's when yuppies who have plenty of time off around the holidays decide to travel on the busiest days of the years, and then bitch and moan how badly they were treated because weather and mechanical delays caused them to miss a flight or get where they were going a few hours or a day late.

First world problems. Modern travel is luxurious, fast, and comfy; but no one bothers to notice.

It's a shame. Don't let 'em drag you down. And don't be afraid to mock them. Loud and long. 

12/22/2014 12:15:00 PM

(12/22/2014 12:04:00 PM) - Al

The other day, I did my yearly eye doc appointment. She asked about my antibiotic ointment, which I use to help combat the "gunk" or "crust" my eyes tend to have. I was honest, told her I only use it when it's bad, instead of every night before bed. She told me to use it as directed for a couple weeks, as they seemed very dry, probably drying out as they try to wash away the gunk. Sure enough, last night I noticed my eyes looked clear, and I had not rubbed them or had trouble all weekend. Score one for the doc.

This morning, my right eye is only about 25% open, I have a huge, painful stye on it. I put a warm compress on it for a few minutes and it did nothing, and remains very sore and irritating. In theory, you would think the ointment should have prevented it, or at least stopped it from becoming so large, as it's the same thing they gave me to treat a stye years ago. I guess not. 

12/22/2014 12:04:00 PM

(12/22/2014 12:00:00 PM) - Al

The difference between the left and myself? Their mock outrage is at the attire Upton wears during this ad.

Meanwhile, I'm unhappy that the left's continued anti police protests have led to the death of two honorable NYC cops.

I'll let you decide for yourself. I do know Upton is laughing all the way to the bank, my personal opinion consists of a single word.


12/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

(12/22/2014 11:56:00 AM) - Al

Obama's approval rating with our military...15%.

I would think foot fungus would get higher than 15%. Granted, the armed forces tends to skew heavily Republican, due to several factors...they want a strong national defense, they are usually pro gun, and they want a president who is strong and has their back.

The difference between the reaction for W and for Obama at the link is very telling. You can't fool those guys, and Obama's lack of respect towards what they do, which he has never tried to hide, shines right through. 

12/22/2014 11:56:00 AM

(12/22/2014 11:49:00 AM) - Al

In case you have forgotten, the 70's were right after the 60's, which while romanticized and whitewashed, were when drug users and ne'er-do-wells did a lot of protesting.

Which, despite claims of "peace," pretty much always leads to violence.

The lack of leadership is very telling, and very obvious.

12/22/2014 11:49:00 AM

(12/22/2014 11:41:00 AM) - Al

Not often a guy who can give you 20/10 gets released. He'll likely end up in San Antonio or another contender. He shoots too many long 2's, but he's plenty capable of being a go to guy down the stretch.

12/22/2014 11:41:00 AM

(12/22/2014 11:30:00 AM) - Al


Truth is far funnier than fiction.

12/22/2014 11:30:00 AM

(12/22/2014 10:00:00 AM) - Al

We lied about Sarah Palin and Tucson, so now you shouldn't talk about mobs cheering for murder and those who incite them.--Passably Affable

Heh. How dare we hold the left accountable for their ignorant actions?

12/22/2014 10:00:00 AM

(12/22/2014 09:00:00 AM) - Al

That's because they are only selfish imbeciles, they aren't really protesting anything.

In reality, looking at the facts, they are "protesting" that police officers have the right (and responsibility, for that matter) to protect themselves when some thug attacks them.

Besides, it's not like they have a job or girlfriends to occupy their time. They are dependent losers who suck money from others and the taxpayers. Tomorrow, they'll find something else to do. But, they will always blame others for their lack of success.

The lack of personal responsibility always leads to the lack of achievement.

12/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

(12/22/2014 08:30:00 AM) - Al

About three weeks ago, the Rambling family said goodbye to the best cocker spaniel we've ever known. It was a mighty tough time. Since then, we've got used to not having him around, and admittedly, the main difference is having to pick up our own spills and drops.

I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank those of you who sent an email or a Twitter message. One person said they've only written three times despite reading Ramblings for over a decade...when I lost my dad, my mom, and now my dog. Most had nothing much to say other than they were sorry.

I just wanted to mention that regardless of the verbiage, your thoughts were much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time. And, thank you for continuing to check in.

12/22/2014 08:30:00 AM

Sunday, December 21, 2014

(12/21/2014 11:28:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if he's never been responsible for anything in his entire life.

The lack of leadership is both painful and obvious.

12/21/2014 11:28:00 PM

(12/21/2014 08:12:00 PM) - Al

Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye has cut his list to Illinois, Creighton, Washington, SMU, Oregon, and Wisconsin.--CBS

That would be a huge get for Bo. He'll be eligible next December, and he'll have 1.5 years left. Top 25 out of high school. 

12/21/2014 08:12:00 PM

(12/21/2014 06:54:00 PM) - Al

Obama has said more about the death of a convenience store robber than the cold-blooded assassination of two NYC policemen.--Hale Razor

We're in the best of hands.

12/21/2014 06:54:00 PM

(12/21/2014 05:55:00 PM) - Al

Very interesting decision for the Lions and Packers next hard and try to win while risking injury, or go at it with reserves and enter the playoffs healthy.

Most fans would, of course, say a full effort should be given. If Rodgers were to go down, many would have a change of heart immediately.

EDIT: Right now, whoever loses would either play at Carolina/Atlanta or at Green Bay/Detroit. I would seriously consider resting my top players next week.  

12/21/2014 05:55:00 PM

(12/21/2014 05:40:00 PM) - Al

35-0, 12 minutes left.

Might be time to switch the country over to the other game. Heck, if the Colts got it to within 21, they could always switch it back.

12/21/2014 05:40:00 PM

(12/21/2014 04:26:00 PM) - Al

When the bill collectors call you, tell them your deficits are actually going long as you measure them as a percentage of GDP.

Because, in reality, he's almost matched the debt accumulated in the first 232 years in his six.

Some would say that was unpatriotic, and it is embarrassing my son's generation will have to take care of the problems he's kicked down the road while ineptly golfing and sneaking junk food every time his overbearing spouse glances the other way.

Of course, some folks actually stand for something

12/21/2014 04:26:00 PM

(12/21/2014 04:19:00 PM) - Al

Hi Liberals: I missed the memo changing how "rhetoric" can inspire murderers to how it can't. Can you forward me a copy?--Kurt Schlister

Own it. Take responsibility for the situation you created to get people to look the other way instead of at your failures.

12/21/2014 04:19:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:58:00 PM) - Al

Look, someone who does not hate cops.

12/21/2014 02:58:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:55:00 PM) - Al

We certainly do not need the government that got two cops in NYC killed.

They are still alive if the left would not have used police defending themselves to push their spend, spend, spend agenda.

Own it.

12/21/2014 02:55:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:49:00 PM) - Al

Once again, capitalism comes through while the government looks on stupidly.

And plays golf.

12/21/2014 02:49:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:46:00 PM) - Al

Fight back like a girl.

The hell with them. They should be ashamed of themselves and resign. Every single one of them.

12/21/2014 02:46:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:33:00 PM) - Al

It starts at the top.

Fictional race issues, fictional police problems. All part of the plan to ignore the fact the debt will double under Obama, while the economy remains in a malaise.

Being tall and often in a tie, I can't step foot in a store without folks asking me for help. Of course, since I'm not a moron, I never blamed racism.

12/21/2014 02:33:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Ramblings has always been proudly pro police.

And anti criminal.

Since my views do not change every time the wind blows, I do not feel the need to alter my views.

Young man, I'm sorry those in charge have different views than we do.

12/21/2014 02:30:00 PM

(12/21/2014 02:25:00 PM) - Al

They made their bed. Now, they are struggling to find a way not to lie in it.

Rudy is speaking the truth. I cannot believe anyone could even pretend to disagree. The left has consistently sided with criminals even after police have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Why are folks so hesitant to admit this, when they were so proud of the anti cop protestors a couple days ago? If you are going to side with scum of the earth Occupy and those who block ambulances and interstates, you own this.

12/21/2014 02:25:00 PM

(12/21/2014 12:00:00 PM) - Al

One of the many phenomenal things about the Xmas season...seeing MJ Hart many times a day on those Wal Mart ads. She looks better at 38 than she did at 22, and she's not just my birthday buddy, she's a proud conservative, ever since she voted for Dole in '96.

She's smart enough to keep quiet about it, as she likes to work, but she supports our service members and our police officers too. Not all Hollywood beauties are empty headed buffoons like Jenny McCarthy.

12/21/2014 12:00:00 PM

(12/21/2014 11:46:00 AM) - Al

I'm surprised the first thing out of his mouth was not asking if the cops were black.

We're in the best of hands.

12/21/2014 11:46:00 AM

(12/21/2014 11:25:00 AM) - Al

Watching the left race away from their previous statements this morning reminds me of a simple thought...if one thing makes you reconsider your beliefs...your beliefs weren't very well thought out to begin with.

12/21/2014 11:25:00 AM

(12/21/2014 11:00:00 AM) - Al

The blood is on their hands.

This is what happens when you have the old media and attention whores like Sharpton lying about the facts.

I support the police. They do not. I don't know how they sleep at night. And the left supports them wholeheartedly, because they don't believe in lawful behavior and respect for others.

Own it, you gutless wonders. 

12/21/2014 11:00:00 AM

(12/21/2014 01:03:00 AM) - Al

Two great NFL games decided by late field goals, and the Bucks give the Clippers all they can handle before falling. A solid 2-2 road trip and they were mighty tough in both losses...and perhaps even more importantly, got lucky in the two wins....I swear every last second shot went against them last season.

Get home, rest up, two winnable games before Xmas, and no holiday break to speak of. Hopefully, they can get some guys back soon as well, as their main eight are pushing 36 minutes most nights.

12/21/2014 01:03:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014

(12/20/2014 09:35:00 PM) - Al

Cheers for cop killer in ultra liberal NYC.

These are your people, libs. Own it.

I'd rather lose without them than win with them. Luckily, most are too stupid to vote. 

12/20/2014 09:35:00 PM

(12/20/2014 09:20:00 PM) - Al


12/20/2014 09:20:00 PM

(12/20/2014 07:30:00 PM) - Al

Gotta go across the pond to find any media that will tell the truth.

The left believes in bad behavior, from these thugs to Occupy. Own it.

12/20/2014 07:30:00 PM

(12/20/2014 06:10:00 PM) - Al

Some on Twitter have pointed out that all those teams who wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts might as well have pulled the trigger on the NYC cops themselves.

Shortsighted and ignorant. This is your aftermath. Own it.

Hope you're happy. This is the world you desired.

12/20/2014 06:10:00 PM

(12/20/2014 04:37:00 PM) - Al

All those who supported or kept quiet as lawless, ignorant protesters called for dead cops now have blood on your hands. 

Thanks for nothing President Obama. He won't be attending the funeral of the police officers...on vacation, you know.

I am on record as supporting cops and not criminals. Too bad this is such a gray area to so many dingleberries.

12/20/2014 04:37:00 PM

(12/20/2014 04:31:00 PM) - Al


We had an early Xmas at my wife's grandparents this afternoon, and then stopped to pick up a few things on the way home. We have a pair of friend's Xmas parties tonight. I'm extremely jealous that you are watching sports and relaxing. 


First of all, note PF can't even sign his name for fear of retribution. Good luck with all that. And by the way, while we joke about it, it's easy to live in the Rambling manner...just don't go. You are not required to go to every minor get together your codependent inlaws throw together.

Back when the Rambling wife was the Rambling fiancee, I spent Xmas Eve at her house (after working until 5 or 6), went to midnight mass (at midnight, you gotta be freaking kidding me, the church was so packed, they opened the doors about halfway through to let the cold air in to get it down to about 80 degrees), and then went to her grandparent's "afterparty," which went from about 1:30-3. I then spent the entire Xmas Day there, drove home Xmas night, worked at 5AM the 26th, worked all day the 27th, and then drove home to my family's thing on the 28th (my boss grumbled that he had to work that day, since it was a Sunday). And then, Monday was the start of another work week. I'm tired just typing it up, never mind living it.

I decided then that we weren't going to do that every year, so we stopped. Some call it selfish, some call it antisocial. I call it common sense, and doing what I want. Sometimes, her grandparents will say, "We sure don't get to see you very often." Until a couple years ago, I would just say to myself, "Too bad you spend three months in Arizona then." If you're afraid of the cold weather even when you don't have to spend a minute outside, you're gonna have some tradeoffs.

12/20/2014 04:31:00 PM

(12/20/2014 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Had to turn the thermostat up to 68 since the Rambling in laws are over for the weekend.

You may not think 68 is warm, but it is when you're used to 65 (and 60 at night and on weekdays from 9-4), 68 is the equator. I'm sweating like midsummer.

12/20/2014 04:06:00 PM

(12/20/2014 03:53:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife went to a holiday get together with some gal friends today, and then stopped to pick up a couple things. She complained how busy it was.

One, of course, she was part of the problem. Two, the Saturday before Xmas is almost always the busiest shopping day of the season.

12/20/2014 03:53:00 PM

(12/20/2014 02:12:00 PM) - Al

I got the Redskins and Chargers tonight.

And yes, the NFL is on today, 3PM on NFL, 6:30 on CBS. Bucks play at the Clippers on FSW.

And for you UWM alums, the Panthers battle at 6:30 on FSW as well.

12/20/2014 02:12:00 PM

(12/20/2014 11:05:00 AM) - Al

Amazingly, not a single one of them had a date.

If your life is so pathetic you feel the need to spend your Friday night messing up traffic, it's pretty obvious why your Friday nights are open on your calendar.

12/20/2014 11:05:00 AM

(12/20/2014 10:54:00 AM) - Al

Considering they don't even teach writing anymore because it's, you know, so damn stupid, this may be one of the most ignorant thoughts I've ever read.

12/20/2014 10:54:00 AM

Friday, December 19, 2014

(12/19/2014 05:44:00 PM) - Al

Every time someone bothers to look, they find species they never knew existed...but by God, they are 100% sure it's a quarter of a degree hotter colder different than it was a century ago...and they know exactly what's causing it!

We're in the very best of hands.

12/19/2014 05:44:00 PM

(12/19/2014 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Nick Punto was never good enough to get $2.75M per, but he certainly is good enough to not release him. He's a switch hitter who plays good D and, while certainly not a power bat, makes fewer outs than most middle infielders, and certainly most middle infield reserves.

Shortsighted in every way.

12/19/2014 04:00:00 PM

(12/19/2014 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Allow me to sum up this article, briefly.

He circumvents the Constitution to get his way. And he doesn't even try to hide it. Because he thinks he's far, far better than we are.

12/19/2014 03:30:00 PM

(12/19/2014 02:54:00 PM) - Al

Stopped at the post office to mail out a couple things for clients this afternoon...for the record, it was about 1:30. 

Closed. As it is every day from 1-2. Except Saturday and Sunday, of course, when it's not open at all.

It's extremely difficult to run a business with such horrendous customer service as to only have someone available from 9-1 and 2-5 on weekdays. It's horrifying to run a business so badly as to lose $60M every single day, whether you open the doors or not.

But to do both, you need a perfect storm of indifference, inefficiency, and a complete lack of skin in the game.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the federal government. 

12/19/2014 02:54:00 PM

(12/19/2014 02:05:00 PM) - Al

I have known at least twenty people who have have their jaw wired shut, and none were nearly the drama queen about it as this lady. 

I took the time to read a couple of her other articles, and if forced to spend one minute with this attention whore, I would run through infinite layers of barbed wire as to spend my remaining time in a less painful manner. 

12/19/2014 02:05:00 PM

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