Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone has a wonderfully joyous day with family ans friend.

                   The O'Bloggin's



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dear Sandy Hook parents.

 By now, your worst nightmares have been held true and then some. You are in the process of burying your child(ren), or setting up arrangements. Your broken hearts have been polarized on television. In newspapers. And on blogs. By now, a lot of Liberals have communicated their opinion on what would have helped your child. Same is to be said about Conservatives and their opinions.
  I offer no opinion. But I offer you my apology. About ten months ago, I purchased an assault rifle similar to the one that murdered your child. I had no need for this weapon other than gaining access to a stupid gun club that would not allow pistols any more. The pain that you feel I can not begin to imagine. Oh my god, I am so sorry. I can't help but think that I'm not the only one in our country that purchased a weapon like this, just because. I have a daughter of my own and my heart aches for you. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you all. My prayers will be with your children. I pray that they find the peace that failed them on Earth. I will also pray for you. Please stand fast. None of this was your fault. You did nothing wrong as parents, and I will pray that you someday can overcome your tragedy. Until then, I will do what I think a victim of this crime would expect......Again, I am so sorry and can only hope that you accept my apology.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Absolutely amazing

Today after dropping my daughter off at school, I came home and started visiting the blogs I like. When I went to a certain blog, I was surprised to see a link to a post I wrote last Wednesday(12-12). You probably are all aware that I published a post asking some bloggers for advice on how to properly introduce my daughter to guns. So anyway, I click the link and land in the comment section of my post. At the end of the thread is a comment posted by someone going by the handle of "Adam". The comment read, "I heard the Bushmaster AR15 is good for kids".

Well, you could imagine the outrage as I saw that comment on my blog. So I deleted it, then some Malware warning pops up. I immediately call the wife in who tells me to not do anything. She gets on the horn with work. I talk to some County IT guy about what happened, then the wife talks to him. She hangs up, proceeds to go to her briefcase and pull out some little thing that plugs into the computer. She plugs it in, then does a bunch of shit with files. A minute later she unplugs it and tells me to delete the post, which I do. In that post, I received a lot of comments from people and I appreciate them all. Except the one from "Adam" of course. I would especially like to thank my buddies Tenth and Hard Nox for their input. As far as the deleted post goes, I have decided to wait quite a bit to introduce Princess to guns. Due to the combination of talking to my Uncle, and of course, Friday's events. I do not feel comfortable with such an introduction right now. But when I feel more comfortable, I will definitely take all comments into consideration, and I thank you for that.
 
Anyway after all that shit was done I go back to the blog I was at. I was astonished at what I read. This "Adam" guy seems to be the same guy that posted a hand full of comments at the blog I was at. Except he posted under the tag "Anonymous". Apparently he feels as though his safety is in danger. Don't laugh, he really feels that way. This is his exact handle.............Anonymous (for my own safety). At first after reading the comments, I was rather thrown for a loop, and quite angry. But then I remembered something my buddy EOK told me. I then sat back for a moment, took a breath, then I smiled and laughed. Here's what I laughed at, and keep in mind that a couple of the bloggers refer to Conservatives as the "Reactionary right" and "Posse".



“My dislike for Sepp was based on a visceral feeling that he was full of it.”

Now why would you think that? Could it be his blog and people who read it that post comments like this one?

“J.O.B. said…

Looking for help Sepp.

http://job60445.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-great-day-in-chicago.html

As for your post? Fuck them, everyone is irrelevant in there eyes. Accept for the big money donors of course.

8:55 AM”

What kind of numskull would ask Sepp for advice on anything? Probably someone who uses profanity in a public forum and bad grammar (i.e. misplaced comma). And writes “there” instead of “their” and “Accept” instead of “Except”. (Guess J.O.B. wouldn’t be one of those big money donors.) Oh, and someone who arms his 8 year old daughter.

And don’t ya know the bad schoolin’ cause they made God get out of public schools. Show me one case where intolerance is bad?

Then there was this thread on a separate post.


Anonymous (for my own safety)

12/16/2012 at 4:48 PM

I know, let’s arm our kids! (Be sure to read the comments too.)

http://job60445.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-great-day-in-chicago.html

Reply

12/16/2012 at 6:10 PM

yow…..

12/16/2012 at 10:27 PM

I’m speechless.

Reply

12/17/2012 at 7:52 AM

I’m even more depressed now than I was before….sigh….



I have deleted all names and pictures just so there is no unwarranted traffic. But the anonymous poster got what he wanted, a reaction. All he had to do was drop the bait, and he gets the reaction he's looking for. The shame in it is that the Blog Administrator and the other person replying are fairly intelligent to my knowledge. The administrator left a comment on my post as well which was deleted with all the other ones. So he obviously read it. No where in that post or comment thread, did I ever mention arming my 8 year old. The thought of my kid packing heat never crossed my mind.

I start becoming curious about properly teaching firearm safety and respect to my child, since they are in the house. Some anonymous person tries to combine this with the Connecticut shootings. Then some educated people fall for it. It doesn't anger me, it just saddens me.

Here is the one thing that disturbs me though. This anonymous person is someone that I believe I've dealt with in the past. I'm pretty sure some of you have as well. After some interaction with him during the elections, and then this. I am beginning to suspect some mental Issues may be involved. Or at the least, huge self confidence issues. He seems to love going to Conservative blogs and doing a copy/paste job at his favorite Liberal blog. It seems like he does this for no reason other than to get some high fives. Maybe some validation? Maybe he is just as reactionary as the people he preaches against?

I hope that's the case. I hope it's just some sort of self esteem issue. If not, keep your eyes peeled for another mass shooting. Because a lot of the behavior seems eerily similar to what we saw out of that Adam kid in Connecticut.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Let's keep America working this holiday.


Top Notch 4 Kids is a baby and children's polar fleece clothing company. Their products include baby hats, toddler hats and children's hats, baby mittens, children's mittens, kid's gators, kid's headbands, baby blankets, children's purses and accessories made with top quality fleece manufactured by Malden Mills which is non-pilling and breathable. They now feature the new Curly fleece which is warm and adorable. Their clothing is inspired by parenthood, innovative ideas and the desire to give THE BEST products possible. All of their products are handmade with great care and attention to detail and can be purchased in the colors or a combination of colors shown. Of course, it is 100% American made.
HERE is the link.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Let's keep America working this holiday.

Today we talk about American made Leather. If you haven't heard of it, check out The Leather Artisans website. HERE is the link. They have gifts for everyone. From purses to wallets. From belts to moccasins. And of course, everything is 100% American Made.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let's keep America working this holiday.

 For all you "Green" people out there who have a special child, or ten in your life. This website is perfect. Not only are these toys made of recycled plastic, but most importantly. They are 100% American made. The only down side is the variety, but your convictions may outweigh that. HERE is the link.........

 Here is a board game that will challenge your child's mind. Children gain points and move around the board. May be a minor rip-off of Trivia Pursuit. But who gives a shit what Pink's real name is? Might be better for the children to learn about the history of our country. A wonderful game, and better learning experience. And of course, it is 100% American made. HERE is the link.........

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Let's keep America working this Holiday.

 There is a great website dedicated to American made apparel. It is called Always Made in USA. They carry clothing for Men, Women, and Children. I have 1 pair of jeans from them and two hoodies I wear at work. I assure you that they are very durable, and the jeans fit great and are very comfortable.
 But here's the best part, The clothing line is donating 10% of all profits to http://www.cfsrf.org/ which is the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. Check out all that they have to offer HERE

Monday, December 10, 2012

Trephination



I used to want to take a drill to my head, Let the pain out of the hole
I used to want to cut the veins in my neck.  Cool the blood boiling my soul
When I wondered, why my daily headaches thundered
Tried to buffer, pushing down the pain I suffered
Mutilated, feeling so humiliated
Cannot wash the dirt off underneath my skin

There was a part of me left far behind
When at the age of five years old
I had my innocence taken from me
Emptiness would fill the hole
Now a second grader, thinking why I don't feel better
Why I'm filthy, why the hell I feel so guilty
When drawing stick men of pornographic men and women
Thinking all the time there's something wrong with me

Everyday for three years from dawn 'til dusk a migraine
would take me and break me And it'd cripple me so much that
In dreams, it'd seem, with a hole in my temple
that I could probably make my headaches finally go away

Trephination
Trephination
The enemy inside of me
won't let me free
wants me to bleed

And after three years now my headaches wear off
For reasons not quite to me known
The acupuncture needles sticking my skin
Pushed them down as far as they'd go
But now I'm older and now inside my anger smolders
from depression, to fighting taking out my vengeance
Consequences, now I'd question during sex if ...
Is this how it fucking feels or am I faking it ?

No longer the child that you left there at the bart tracks
I'm now at 17, left in an empty blackness
On drugs, with thugs, and thinking "Goddamn ?"
I'm ending up in a failure, in the gutter passed out

Trephination
Trephination
This enemy inside of me
won't let me free
wants me to bleed

Now I'm older and in this man an anger smolders
Now I'm thinking a hole in you is what I'm seeing
Your depression, is the dent I kick in you in vengeance
Consequences are the pain I'd give to you

I know that I'm dreaming, but in this dream I go in
go through it, and end it and though I'd never do it
I'm killing you, hand on the trigger - pull it
Your final thought'll be a bullet in your fuckin' head

Trephination
Trephination
This enemy inside of me I'm now killing
to make me free.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Will you stand beside me?

 As of this very moment, I have had 17,695 page views on my blog. I have made quite a few great friends, some of who I speak with on a more personal level. But I can't do this any more. What I mean is this blog, or at least what it has become. Most of you know me on an intimate level. But what you don't know, is that I've been battling depressive mood swings for the last seven years. I have recently reached a point that is beyond my control
  I started blogging in June '11. I figured I would mix a little bit of wit, a little humor, but most importantly, a little bit of me. My goal has always been to put a smile on everyone's face. Whether through banter, jokes, or even truth. I guess that comes through a childhood that "Hollywood Liberals" would call awful. I just called it growing up. But I have always had some strange "need" to make everyone feel comfortable, regardless of how I feel.
 But I have finally reached a point where I can no longer oblige. Non of you know me on a completely intimate level, and that's the way I prefer it. But my life has taken an unexpected turn, and I feel as though I am spiraling. The only thing I can think to do, is to open up here. Not for praise, regret, prayers, or anything else of that matter. I just have a lot of shit pent up, and who better to tell than a public who is in arms distance.
 I am suspending the usual Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posts. I am also suspending any political shit. I will be posting on America working for obvious reasons. I will also finish my series on Entitlements. Just because if you start something, you should finish it.
 Everyone can expect a lot more music posts. Only because that is the one thing that always holds true in my life. WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................ You mat not like the music...........................

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Saturday (Tribute).

 Today is a sad anniversary in the music world. As most of you know, I am a HUGE fan of metal.
Eight years ago today, Darrelll (Dimebag) Abbott was gunned down while playing a show at Alrosa Villa in Columbus Ohio with his band, Damageplan.
 Abbott was best known as the founding member of Pantera. A metal band that started in '81, but did not reach popularity until '92 with it's 2nd studio release, Vulgar Display of Power. What Abbott did for Metal was unreal. He actually brought grooves and melodies to the melodic metal sounds of Sabbath. In fact, Abbott is accredited for creating the entire sound that is now known as "Groove Metal". And he did it with ONE RIFF..................................................................................



A few other songs that revolutionized the "Metal" sound.........................







In 2001, Pantera went on extended hiatus, but never formally broke up. This was due in large part to Phil Anselmo's (Vocals) rampant heroin use.After one year, Darrell and brother Vinnie (Pantera Drummer) formed Damageplan.................................................................




On December 8, 2004, Abbott was shot onstage while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. The gunman, Nathan Gale, shot Abbott three times in the head using a 9mm handgun; the third shot killed him instantly. Gale continued shooting, killing three others and wounding a further seven. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, stopping to reload once and remaining silent throughout the shooting.
Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson, the band's head of security, was killed tackling Gale, as was Alrosa Villa employee Erin Halk. Audience member Nathan Bray was killed while trying to perform CPR on Abbott and Thompson. It was rumored that one crowd member leapt in front of the gunman, saving the lives of several band members. Damageplan drum technician, John Brooks was shot three times as he attempted to get the gun away from Gale, but was overpowered and taken hostage in a headlock position. Tour manager Chris Paluska was also injured.
Seven police officers came in the front entrance, led by Officer Rick Crum, and moved toward the stage. Officer James Niggemeyer came in through the back door, behind the stage. Gale only saw the officers in front of the stage; he didn't see Officer Niggemeyer, who was armed with a 12 gauge Remington 870 shotgun. He approached Gale from the opposite side of the stage to avoid hitting the hostage and fired a single shot just as Gale looked towards Niggemeyer, striking Gale in the face with eight of the nine buckshot pellets, killing him instantly. Gale was found to have had 35 rounds of ammunition remaining.
Nurse and audience member Mindy Reece, 28, went to the aid of Abbott, and she and another fan administered CPR until paramedics arrived, but were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Early theories of motive suggested that Gale might have turned to violence in response to the breakup of Pantera, or the public dispute between Abbott and Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, but these were later ruled out by investigators. Another theory was that Gale believed Abbott had stolen a song that he had written. In the book, A Vulgar Display Of Power, several of Gale's personal writings, given to the author by his mother, suggest that the gunman was not angry about Pantera's breakup or a belief that Pantera had "stolen songs"; instead, the documents suggest that Gale's paranoid schizophrenia  caused delusions that the band could read his mind, and that they were "stealing" his thoughts and laughing at him.



Eight years ago today, the world lost a great Rock/Metal guitarist. Personally, because of his music, I started realizing, hearing, and putting together, the link between Metal and Classical. I will forever be grateful to you for that Dimebag. May you rest peacefully, and may your family cope with love..............................

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

A husband and wife were trying to set up a new password to their computer.
A husband, "Put 'MYPENIS' " and the wife fell on the ground laughing because the screen read, "Error. Not long enough."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The winner is ?? Drum Roll Please !!!!

            2ND Congressional District voters of Illinois.

Congratulations. You people are the Beat-Offs Of the month for November.................

I wanted to give this award to Jesse himself, but how can you? Jesse didn't vote himself into office. But what he did was leave his position in early June, JUNE! Went to the Mayo clinic. Got released. Got photographed at two separate DC bars with two separate women who weren't his wife. Went back to the Mayo clinic and sent robo calls asking for prayers and votes. All while being investigated for campaign money fraud. Then resigning, and costing ALL Illinois tax payers a total of around $770,900.00 for a special election. Of course, if you do not pay Federal Taxes, the special election may not apply to you. BUT, you are proof, that people should have to pass a test to gain the RIGHT to vote. And also, You are the BEAT-OFFS of November.  

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) waves on U.S. Capitol steps in Washington December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Buh Bye Asshole

Entitlements (Part II)


Noun:
  1. The fact of having a right to something.
  2. The amount to which a person has a right
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
Earned Income Tax Credit
Social Security--Retirement & Survivors 

1. Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit: Federal courts have confirmed that expenses incurred for the care of a dependent, such as babysitting or daycare, while the taxpayer is at work, are not included in deductible business expenses and are not deductible under IRC section 162(a). As a result, single-earner households with qualifying individuals are favored over two-earner households with qualifying individuals, as the cost of daycare often outweighs the extra income made in two-earner households. IRC section 21 serves to lessen this imbalance by allowing a limited credit for certain expenses related to the care of a qualified dependent.
 Verdict: Am I entitled to this credit? I would say yes. Of course, the amount of children I have in my lifetime will have nothing to do with my tax liability, but a percentage of my tax dollars goes towards welfare recipients and the amount of children they bring into this world. So, why should I not get a little bit of a break? If Entitlement is placed on the fact that I benefit from having a child, then go ahead and get rid of it. But get rid of it for everyone, no matter how wealthy or poor.

2. Earned Income Tax Credit: The United States federal earned income tax credit or earned income credit  is a refundable tax credit for low and medium-income individuals and couples, primarily for those who have qualifying children. When the credit exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who qualify and claim the credit. That is, this credit is refundable. This tax credit is provided, in part, to offset the burden of social security taxes and to maintain an incentive to work.
 Verdict: I think the last sentence in the above paragraph says it all. "This tax credit is provided, in part, to offset the burden of social security taxes and to maintain an incentive to work".
 The BURDEN of Social Security? You mean the BURDEN of making sure our senior citizens do not starve? And to maintain an incentive to work? Are you fucking kidding me? We as a nation now need an incentive to work? Taking care of your family, and making sure your children have better opportunities than you do are not incentive enough? This is what our country has become? Go out and work, and you will receive money in return for taking care of your family???????????????  FUCK THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 How's this? We replace minimum wage with Living Wage, designated by states, and we rid ourselves of the EITC?

3. Social Security--Retirement & Survivors: In the United States, Social Security refers to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) federal program. The original Social Security Act (1935and the current version of the Act, as amended, encompass several social welfare and social insurance programs.
Social Security is primarily funded through dedicated payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax(FICA). Tax deposits are formally entrusted to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, or the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund which comprise the Social Security Tax Fund.
By dollars paid, the U.S. Social Security program is the largest government program in the world and the single greatest expenditure in the federal budget, with 20.8% for Social Security, compared to 20.5% for discretionary defense and 20.1% for Medicare/Medicaid. According to economist Martin Feldstein, the combined spending for all social insurance programs in 2003 constituted 37% of government expenditure and 7% of the gross domestic product. Social Security is currently estimated to keep roughly 40 percent of all Americans age 65 or older out of poverty.
 Verdict: We as a country can not get rid of Social Security. I live among many Seniors who depend upon their S.S. just to survive. In fact, one of the '08 Obama campaign promises was to eliminate all taxes on Seniors whose income was less than 40K. A promise not kept. Many jobs that Americans will land in, will not require the employer to establish a retirement fund. And that's fine. If said employee is paid a decent wage, they should be able to save a little. But without a 401K, or pension of some sort, it will be next to impossible for that person to survive after retirement. To me, that is unacceptable. Our fellow working Men and Women of this country has paved a way. They should be compensated for such. If we as a country can not take care of our elderly, what does that say about us?

........to be continued, we have a lot more to cover.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Let's keep America working this holiday.

 I did a series this time last year dedicated to American made holiday gift ideas. It is a series I will do every year. So, please keep in mind that all these gift ideas will help keep the American work force viable.

 This is a great site, dedicated to developing the mind of that special child in your life. You can browse the site by price, age, and gender. It has a lot of great gift ideas for every child, and all toys are 100% American made. Please visit, you may be surprised, happily of course.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Johnny O'Bloggin's Musical Monday.

Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones. Have a good week.