Monday, March 26, 2012

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Monday

This song is from a Speed-Metal band from L.A. named Suicidal Tendencies. The song is entitled "You can't bring me down". It is dedicated to my Bud, Dottie. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The queen gives me her blessing on my political endeavors, and quickly states that I would never survive a debate. Not because of my lack of overall knowledge, but as she puts it, "You have no filter."

So let's jump into the fire. I am going to pick a topic, then explain my belief on the matter and why I feel that way. I am looking for feedback, and questions. What I am looking to accomplish is that perfect blend of Democratic and Republican votes. Here we go.....................................................

Abortion..... My stance is simple, and driven by personal experiences. Abortion should remain legal. This one is actually simple to me. A lot of people who believe in Right of Life, also believe in less Government. However, you can not argue for less government intrusion (As I will), and then argue for the government to pass laws telling women what they can't do with their bodies. There are many times that an abortion is a thought out decision, that a couple makes because of health concerns, for Mother and child. In the case of Rape, come on. I can only imagine that a rape victim is scarred for the remainder of their life. You want them to carry a product of Hate and torture around in their womb for nine months. Honestly, in a perfect world, some forms of abortion would be legal, and some illegal. But that would just create a whole new Governmental nightmare.

Less government intrusion, that is my belief. I start out by saying that abortion should remain legal. Let's proceed with some questions.

Johnny O'Bloggins Funny Ass Friday......................

Good news everyone. I found my campaign button.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Monday?????????

Sorry everyone. Had some computer problems the last few days, and I didn't want to skip my post.
This week, is a song that I loathe. I am not afraid to admit my disdain for country music. But to each, their own. I do not judge, and since everyone has been putting up with my picks. I figured I'd give a little back. This song reminds me of Spring Break, '84 I believe. As we were driving down to Kentuk to visit family, there were two certainties. Not only was the Sun following us, but so was this song. The worse part, the song did not go away driving home a week later. LOLOLOLOLOLO, hope you all enjoy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thank you so much Lisa................................

 On Lisa's suggestion, I watched the Sarah Palin documentary titled "Undefeated". I never thought I would watch a documentary, and become so inspired............... Governor Palin reminds me so much of what I believe. Granted, we are polar opposites on most topics. We do wholeheartidly agree on one, we the people.
 I've stated before, that I've thought about entering into politics. I've even been in contact with But I never thought it was possible. A combination of this documentary and Ohio's Joe "The Plumber" (Thanks Mud), I am now thinking it can be a possibility.......................
 I have been blogging for almost a year now, and I have come to know all of you fairly well. At least well enough to ask for a favor. Every few days, I will be posting a new topic. Or at least my opinion on a hot button issue. I would greatly appreciate some debate, and/or input. I would like to see where I stand with citizens(VOTERS) on certain issues. I just want to see what chance I have.
 I firmly believe I can make some kind of difference, at least on a state level. Plus, I'm young enough, so what the hell? It's been a long time since something has inspired me. Now, I am inspired. I hope for the best, and wish you all the same.

  Thank you so much Lisa.

Go figure............................................

Derrick Smith Arrested
Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith.

With one former governor already in prison and another heading there this week, Illinois politicians have been warned to stop their corrupt ways. The warnings have apparently been lost on state Rep. Derrick Smith, however, who was arrested Tuesday after allegedly being caught accepting a bribe.
Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) allegedly accepted a $7,000 cash bribe to write an official letter of support for a daycare center that he believed was seeking a state grant, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The arrest came following an undercover investigation, during which a person who reportedly works on Smith's political campaigns cooperated with the FBI.
According to prosecutors, Smith initially said he would help the woman who owned the fictional daycare center receive a grant in exchange for a $5,000 contribution. He later raised his price to $7,000, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the criminal complaint, [PDF] the informant working with the FBI brought Smith an envelope filled with $7,000 in cash, which he accepted in exchange for the letter.
Smith, who replaced Annazette Collins when she took over Sen. Rickey Hendon's position, is appeared in federal court Tuesday afternoon. He reportedly waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was released after posting a $4,500 signature bond, NBC Chicago reports.
The arrest comes just one week before election day in Illinois, when Smith will face Tom Swiss -- a Republican politician running "as a sort of stealth Democrat in the race," the Capitol Fax blog reports.
Swiss, who has billboards all over the city declaring himself a Democrat despite previously working for the Cook County Republican Party, told the Tribune that Smith's arrest may not help his chances on March 20. “There’s a lot of political forces in Illinois that will say anything and do anything to maintain power,” Swiss told the paper.
According to his official biography, Smith is married with three sons and six grandchildren.
Just two weeks ago, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted on allegations of tax fraud.
Smith faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

YES, this piece of shit DID vote on the sales tax increase on ammo............................................

Monday, March 12, 2012

THE WINNER IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DRUMROLL PLEASE..................

Beat-off of the month of Febuary goes to,    Illinois state Democrats.

"Republicans also opposed House Bill 5167, which would place a 2 percent surtax on ammunition sales in the Illinois. Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, said the tax would raise $800,000 to $1.2 million, which would go to hospitals that treat gunshot victims. Cassidy said the tax would amount to one penny a bullet."

That's right, The citizens of the state of Illinois are being asked to help contribute to the medical care of a bunch of gang-bangers in the city of Chicago. So, If you live in Metropolis IL. You are now responsible for the healthcare of a crack dealer in Chicago, which is 380 miles away. BRAVO! You fucking Beat-Offs.

Here's the link to the full article-

Please send recommendations for the Beat-Off of the month contest to my e-mail. It will be easier to track. Thank You..................   

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Monday.........

I grew up listening to Motown (Mom) and Country (Dad). I've always enjoyed Otis Redding. I hope you do as well.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's a sad day in Chicago...................

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Before leaving for military training in Alabama, Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry left a note on his sister Grace Levin’s desk.
She shared his words with fellow mourners at Lowry’s funeral Saturday morning.
“Dear Gracie, I am so proud of you. I will miss you dearly. I’m so honored to call you my sister. I love you with all my heart. I will always be here for you. I will miss you sweetie. I love you with all my heart. Conner Lowry.”
Lowry was killed in action in Afghanistan on March 1. His body arrived at Midway Airport on Friday morning, and after an emotional procession through several South Side neighborhoods and a stop at his alma mater, Brother Rice High School, family, friends and supporters turned out for his wake at St. John Fisher.
More than 1,500 mourners packed Saint John Fisher Church in Beverly Saturday for Lowry’s funeral, some arriving as early as 8 a.m., and many parking as far as six blocks away.
A flag line from the Illinois Patriot Guard stood at attention, lining the front of the church. The Chicago Fire Department’s bag and pipe band were assembling. Inside the church were whispers and hugs as friends and family made their way to Lowry’s flag-draped casket at the front of the church to pay their last respects.
Lowry’s friend, Mike Roche, on Saturday said he was “one of the funniest people” he’s known.
“His one liners, practical jokes,” Roche said. “Conner was never afraid of calling it like it was. Conner always played by his own rules, he always lived his life large.”

It's about time you did something right....................

The procession was beautiful. But some people returned to there cars and found that they were ticketed.

I've never hidden my disdain for Mayor Emanuel, or the Chicago political Machine for that matter. But I will give credit when it is due. The Mayor has voided all parking tickets on the procession route. It's about time common sense prevailed. Good job Mayor Emanuel. Maybe this will lead to other good decisions.

Johnny O'Bloggin's Funny Ass Friday..............

Why Grandpa should never be allowed to babysit.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A proper send-off for a local Hero.

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Conner Lowry.  

Services are set for Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry, of Chicago’s Beverly community, and residents are invited to turn out Friday for a procession to honor him.
Lowry, 24, died Thursday while serving as a Humvee gunner during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The incident is under investigation.
Lowry’s body is to arrive at 8 a.m. Friday at Midway Airport. A procession will follow, from Midway Airport south on Cicero Avenue to 103rd Street, east on 103rd Street to Pulaski Road, then north past Brother Rice High School, east on 99th Street past Mother McAuley High School, south on Central Park Avenue past Queen of Martyrs School, and then east on 103rd Street toward St. John Fisher School and Church.
Students and staff at the schools will line the streets for Lowry’s procession home, and the community is invited to do the same, Marine Staff Sgt. Chad Falkos said. Organizers suggest people be present along the route with their American flags by 8:45 a.m.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, 10234 S. Washtenaw Ave., Chicago.
A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.....................................

You can pick up a miniature flag at the Oak Lawn Fire Dept. on 103 & Kostner. Flags are free, but a donation to the Oak Lawn VFW would be appreciated.....

Rest in Peace Cpl. Lowry. May God be with your family in their time of loss.

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical (belated) Monday.

There is not too much Modern Pop music that I like. However, I am a big fan of Christina Perry. I love the music writing. The lyrics are nice, and complimented by this woman's angelic voice. Not too mention, I have a "Little Boy" crush on Ms. Perry. There's something about a feminine woman with tattoos. I can't convince the Queen to get more, but I'll keep trying. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4th, 1993.............................................

 Today is the 19th anniversary of the O'Bloggin's laying their Matriarch to rest. 55 years old, she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November. Died on March 1st.
 To this day, I think of the things she has missed out on, but if you are all correct, she hasn't missed a thing.
 I'm doing this post for 2 reasons. First, At the beginning of the year, I promised to get a little personal. HEY, it worked for Howard Stern. :)
 But, the main reason, is so everyone understands the disdain I have for people who use tragedy as an excuse. I feel that we as Human Beings have the ability to adapt, and persevere. If you choose a separate route, and behave in ways that are damaging. It's a choice. Don't use a tragedy as an excuse to be an Asshole. It isn't Human nature.
 So, in closing, go fuck yourself Lindsey Lohan.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Johnny O'Bloggin's Funny Ass Friday................

A guy meets a hooker in a bar. She says, "This is your lucky night. I've got a special offer for you. I'll do absolutely anything you want for $300, as long as you can say it in three words."
The guy replies, "Hey, why not?" He pull his wallet out of his pocket, and one at a time lays three hundred-dollar bills on the bar, and says slowly, "Paint my house."

Rest In Peace Cpl. Lowry

You will not be forgotten......................

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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Lowry
Updated: March 2, 2012 4:18PM

Many students at Christ the King School in Chicago’s Beverly community never met Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry. But they felt as though they knew him.
Sixth-grade teacher Christine McElroy is a friend of Lowry’s family, and had her class write letters and send packages to him in Afghanistan throughout the school year, Pastor Tom Conde said.
They were preparing to send Lowry a package for St. Patrick’s Day, Conde said, so news of Lowry’s death in Afghanistan stunned the community.
Lowry, a 24-year-old graduate of Brother Rice High School, was killed in Afghanistan this week. Parents were notified of Lowry’s death Thursday night so they could prepare their students.
Conde said he visited McElroy’s class Friday morning and prayed with them.
There was a “pervading kindness” in the classroom, he said, with students “ministering to their teacher,” he said.
“She knew Conner since he was a baby and she was always telling her students Conner stories. They felt like the they knew him,” he said.
Lowry also had cousins who attended Christ the King School.
“This affects the whole school,” Conde said.
Lowry reportedly was a gunner on a Humvee when he was killed. The circumstances of his death were not immediately known.
Lowry wanted to fight for his country but understood his mother and siblings back home would worry if they thought he was going to be sent into combat.
On Friday, his mother and younger sister remembered how even as he was getting ready to leave he tried to protect them as best he could, even if it meant saying something he couldn’t possibly believe himself.
“I was pretty upset and he saw that, (so) he said, ‘Grace, don’t worry, I’m just going to guard some gate in Europe, I probably won’t see any combat,’ ” said 17-year-old Grace Lavin.
The family still didn’t know the specifics of what happened except that Lowry, a gunner in a Humvee, was killed Thursday.
According to the Department of Defense, Lowry died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The incident is under investigation.
As family waited for answers they say military representatives might bring with them when they visit their home later in the day, they also hope they will learn during that visit when Lowry’s remains will arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Meanwhile, they talked about how popular he had been, and the young man “more handsome than the day is long,” as his mother, Modie Lavin, put it. And they talked about what he wanted to do with his life.
A lifelong resident of Chicago’s South Side, Lowry, as a boy, was like a lot of the city’s kids, a huge fan of Notre Dame sports, and he couldn’t get enough of Bulls basketball star Michael Jordon.
“His life revolved around Michael Jordan,” Lavin said. “He had Michael Jordan shoes, shorts, socks, everything.”
Lowry’s mother said he was a “decent athlete” who played football at Brother Rice.
He went to college in Iowa and after a couple of years decided to enlist in the Marines with a couple of buddies.
“He thought it would be good for him, he thought it would be good for his country,” she said.
Lavin said she was stunned at the news, saying that hers is not a military family and that she could think of no one who had served.
“I just told him, ‘Please don’t,’” she said.
And yet she watched him turn into “an outstanding Marine,” saying “He got lots of accolades, a big award at Camp Pendleton.”
In the Marines since September 2008 and in Afghanistan since last October, Lowry was just four months from being discharged, his sister said.
“He couldn’t wait to get back home to South Side, Irish Catholic Chicago,” and hopefully get a job as a Chicago firefighter said his mother. “That’s all he talked about.”
On Friday, Brother Rice Principal Jim Antos told the students that someone who once walked the same halls had been killed in Afghanistan — the second student from Lowry’s class to die there in the last two years. Army Sgt. Jared Stanker, of Evergreen Park, was killed in November 2009.
“Kids don’t realize it while they are here, but they touch many lives here,” he said.
Antos, who got to know Lowry at a school retreat and talked to him, sometimes about his own experience in the Army during the Vietnam War, recalled a “good kid.” The two would often talk as Lowry weighed his options about what he wanted to do with his life after high school, Antos said.
“He was a fun kid to be around. He had a little ‘Dennis the Menace’ in him,” but it was all lovingly, he said.
“He came to visit (the school) last spring about this time of year to see a few teachers and I was privileged to be one of them,” Antos said. “He told me he was probably going to be deployed. He was smiling, his life was together.”
Antos said the school once again offered to have the Brother Rice student body serve as an honor guard for Lowry, just as they did with Stanker.
Brother Rice football coach Steve Nye said the fallen Marine was all about serving, sacrifice and commitment.
“He worked hard every day to make himself a better player and to make his team better. He was part of some of our most successful teams,” Nye said of his former lineman. “He had a great sense of humor. He was fun to be around and his attitude was contagious.”
The class of 2006 was one of the closest groups of guys.
“They were always there for each other. Those guys will be there for his family,” Nye said.
Sister Jean McGrath, principal at St. John Fisher School, where Lowry attended from second through eighth grades, said Lowry was “full of life, vim and vigor.”
“It’s a sad day at St. John Fisher,” she said. “We’re a tight-knit community. (His death) touched the community very deeply.
“He had a few rascal qualities, but was very endearing. We became very good friends,” she said with a laugh. “I never forgot him. His heart was as big as he was.”
Lowry, who played basketball and football at St. John Fisher, was one of five students in his eighth-grade class who later joined the military. Perhaps they were inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attack that occurred while they were in eighth grade, McGrath said.
The last time she saw Lowry was two years ago when he gave the eulogy at his father’s funeral. At 6-foot-5, he was a “towering presence” in his dress Marine uniform, she said.
“This was a testament to the unconditional love of his mother and stepfather,” McGrath said.
After the funeral, “He hugged me and said, ‘Thank you,’ ” she said. “He was so grateful. That’s a moment I will never forget.”
Lowry is survived by his mother, two sisters and two brothers. Arrangements are pending