Friday, July 31, 2009

Alpha Males

One of my Facebook friends posted that he was making a pudding to take to a celebration at a twelve step program we attend at a meeting place we call "Alpha". Someone commented on his post that alpha males didn't make pudding. I followed that with a post saying "Alpha males do whatever they please."

I was telling my sweetie about this and she reminded me that I had saved a piece on "Retrosexual Males" that I had gotten from a veterans group that I belong to. Read and enjoy all of you with a sense of humor.

OK folks, I've had it. I've taken all I can stand.
Every time my TV is on, all that can be seen is effeminate men prancing about, redecorating houses and talking about foreign concepts like "style" and "feng shui." Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, metrosexual, non-sexual; blue, green, and purple-sexual bogus definitions have taken over the urban and suburban world!

Real men of the world, stand up, scratch your butt, belch, and yell "ENOUGH!" I hereby announce the start of a new offensive in the culture wars, the Retrosexual movement.

The Retrosexual Code:

A Retrosexual, no matter what the women insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE.
A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.
A Retrosexual DEALS with IT, be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT.
A Retrosexual not only eats red meat, he often kills it himself.

A Retrosexual doesn't worry about living to be 90. It's not how long you live, but how well. If you're 90 years old and still smoking cigars and drinking, I salute you.

A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods).

A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he's 30 years old.

A Retrosexual should know how to properly kill stuff (or people) if need be. This falls under the "Dealing with IT" portion of The Code.

A Retrosexual watches no TV show with "Queer" in the title.

A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on national TV.

A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women. Some is inevitable, but major reinvention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a frou-frou little puss, and in the long run, she ain't worth it.

A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak tree chipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn't pay you enough attention. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you.

A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey.

A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie - and ONLY a Windsor knot.

A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting.

A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can't hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can - or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you are.

A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that your are riddled with fear. Guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it's just plain fun to shoot.

Crying. There are very few reasons that a Retrosexual may cry, and none of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a Retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet (fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part.
A Retrosexual man's favorite movie isn't "Maid in Manhattan" (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, R! ocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Risky Business (the Porsche 928 scene...) etc.etc.
When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus and or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that Retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted "you punks" look on his face.

A Retrosexual knows how to say the Pledge properly, and with the correct emphasis and pronunciation. He also knows the words to the Star Spangled Banner.

A Retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship - i.e., hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance.

A Retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils.
A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm.

A Retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants.

Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land.

A Retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person or person in military dress (except officers above
2nd LT) NOTE: The person in military dress may turn down the offer but the Retrosexual man will ALWAYS make the offer to them and thank them for serving their country.

A Retrosexual man doesn't need a contract -- a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word.

A Retrosexual man doesn't immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

On Obamacare

The Geek has a long but really good post on medical care and why the current healthcare reform bill or anything similar to it needs to be defeated. He also discusses why the people behind it are trying to destroy our way of life and why they need to be defeated as well.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Sorry for the double posting of the wedding entrance video. That's what happens when you get in a hurry and don't really remember how to do stuff.

Wedding Dances

I first saw this on Facebook
and now it's gone viral.
Today I saw this at Ace's

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Better Served

Via Denny at GOC a better post about Walter Cronkite than I could do by Matt Patterson at American Thinker.. He said it much better than I did and included a few points I forgot.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Justice Served Cold

Walter Cronkite died yesterday and the media is full of
praise for him. Some of it is deserved. Some of it, in
my opinion, however, is not. He and Robert S.
McNamara, who died on July 6, deserve a huge share
of the blame for our failure in Vietnam.

McNamara deserves blame for his arrogant
micromanagement of the war with the aid and support
of Lyndon B. Johnson. Neither of them knew anything
worth knowing about military tactics or strategy. This
has been hashed over ad nauseum by better qualified critics than I.

Cronkite wrote an opinion piece following the TET Offensive of 1968, saying we were "Mired in stalemate." This was pure nonsense. I know. I was there. We won a huge military victory, but Cronkite and others like him lied to the American people about what was happening and that contributed to our failure there. It gave aid and comfort to the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong. Why he chose to do this, I don't know. Others who know more about these things have made all kinds of speculation over the years.

What I do know is that he, McNamara, Johnson and others have the blood of thousands of troop on their hands due to their mishandling and misrepresentation of the war.

May justice be served.

This is my opinion and my blog. If you don't like either you are free to move on.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our Media At Work...Or Not

Did you read this in papers or see it on TV? Where are our patriotic news media?

On May 26, 2009, namesake former President George H. W. Bush was airlifted aboard the USS Bush for a one day visit. It had been his greatest wish to watch flight operations from the flight deck of the navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier and to meet the Sailors. As a decorated former naval aviator in World War II, this has a special significance for him. He was accompanied by his daughter (and the ship's sponsor) "Doro" Bush Koch.

They observed flight ops from the flight deck and the bridge, dined with officers in the Flag Mess and watched night flight ops from the Flag Bridge . The next morning he dined in the Chief's Mess and was escorted around, meeting and greeting Sailors. Finally, we had the crew assembled in hangar bay 2. The CO pointed out that June 12th is his birthday (he'll be 85 years old) and nearly 2,500 Sailors sang happy birthday to him. He then swore in re-enlistees and read the promotion orders to all recently advanced Sailors (and there were a bunch of them). Lastly, he spoke to the crew. It was quite a moment - at the end of his short remarks, he looked up, paused for a second, and said "This ship means the world to me.." and he then broke down for a few seconds. There wasn't a dry eye in the hangar bay. He then continued on and thanked every one of the crew for their service to the country and for making him proud as one of 'his' Sailors'.

This may have been the first time in US Navy history that a ship's namesake (certainly an aircraft carrier) not only was alive at the time of commissioning, but was healthy enough to go aboard when the ship was at sea.

Too bad such goes without comment in today's Obama lama ding dong world...

This doesn't fit the narrative.

Technology Can Be Treacherous

Via Hot Air,the story of a young lady who falls into an open manhole while texting on her cell phone. The article points out it wasn't entirely her fault but also emphasizes the importance of paying attention to where you're going.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


I got this from one of my online groups and post it for your consideration.

The year was 1947

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago,
witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens
aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New
Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say has long been
Covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine
months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for
you. It did for me.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Equal For All

Robert has a post on a lady I know complaining to the local newspaper about a constable's deputy parking in a handicap parking. He then comments on all the excuses the various LEO came up with. Go read. As I commented at his place, I know Cindy and I don't think this is the end of this. Update: Add title

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tyler, Texas Tea Party

Here are some pictures from the Tyler, Texas Tea Party. My sweetie took these with her phone camera since I forgot to bring one. Everyone was well-behaved and polite as I expected, but there was no doubt as to why they were there. If there were any counter-demonstrators there, I didn't see or hear them.

Independence Day

I just want to take this opportunity to wish whoever reads this a Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Independence Day

Warner Todd Huston at Redstate has some thoughts on observing Independence Day as opposed to the Fourth Of July. I agree. Let's call it what it is. Also, let us not forget what it is.