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    Uncle Jay Explains The News — March 30, 2009 March 29th, 2009

    Uncle Jay’s news word for this week is influence.

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    Godly Wisdom — March 28, 2009 March 28th, 2009

    Godly Wisdom
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    Earth Hour – Another Empty Feel-Good Event For A Bogus Cause March 27th, 2009

    On Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the global warming community requests everyone to turn off all their lights and electrical appliances for the hour in a call for the world to unite in a call for global action on “climate change” (which is now the PC term for global warming). Since there is ZERO scientific evidence to support the theory that global warming…er, sorry…climate change is either cause or influenced by man-made elements, I personally will be turning on every light and as many electrical appliances as the circuitry will allow to show my rejection of this pathetic empty feel-good event based upon a bogus caused hyped by environmental extremists. I urge everyone who also feels the way I do to join me in this action showing the environmental wackos that they aren’t fooling everyone. The global warming crowd is in decline ever since more reputable scientists and climatologists have come out in opposition and have shown solid scientific evidence that the most of the claims made by the global warming mod headed by their propaganda guru Al Gore are false and not supported by good science.

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    Wrestler’s Catchphrases March 27th, 2009

    In pro wrestling, catchphrases have become important for a wrestler’s identity. They add to the wrestler’s mystique. Catchphrases help merchandise sales. And good catchphrases get the fans involved. Some catchphrases are legendary. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had “And that’s the bottom line, cuz Stone Cold said so!” The Rock had “If you smell what the Rock is cookin’!” Ric Flair arguably had the most number of memorable catchphrases such as “To be the man, you gotta BEAT the man” and “Whether you like it or don’t like it, you gotta learn to love it because it’s the best thing goin’ today”

    Of course, I always enjoyed Ron Simmons’ one-word WWE created catchphrase, “DAMN!” mainly because Simmons’ was able to use it in so many different situations and his comedic timing in my humble opinion made it funny almost every instance in which he uttered…check that…exclaimed it.

    My favorite wrestler’s catchphrase?

    Tazz’s “Beat me if you can…survive if I let you.”

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    Heartburn Medication Or Parody Ad? March 27th, 2009

    Currently there is a medication product being advertised called “Aciphex” which is designed to control heartburn.

    I don’t know who came up with the name but what the heck were they smoking when the made the final decision? When the ad airs it works more like a parody as found on Saturday Night Live and MADtv.

    Sound it out, folks.

    Aciphex

    Sounds almost like “ass effects.”

    Time for a rename?

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    Just A Random Thought March 25th, 2009

    I wonder why is it that the most comfortable pair of shoes I own is the cheapest pair of shoes I own? Ironic, eh

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    Godly Wisdom — March 24, 2009 March 24th, 2009

    Godly Wisdom
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    Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog March 23rd, 2009

    If you are a fan of political satire and happen to be a conservative with a sense of humor (and I have found most conservatives do) check out “Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog” which is quite amusing. It’s already been vitriolically lambasted by some well-known extremist liberal sites which shall remain nameless so it’s gotta be hitting close to home.

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    Uncle Jay Explains The News — March 23, 2009 March 23rd, 2009

    Uncle Jay’s news word for this week is madness.

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    Brief Guidelines For Leaving Comments On This Blog (Or, “To The Doofuses Complaining That Their Comments Ain’t Showing Up”) March 19th, 2009

    It seems that about once a year some doofus or doofuses (or is the plural doofii?) thinks it’s acceptable to leave insulting comments on an entry or entries on this blog.

    Guess what? It’s not.

    Keep in mind you, the reader, are a guest here and your comments are subject to my sole, discretionary approval. You have absolutely NO SAY-SO in what comments are approved and what comments are deleted.

    With that said, let me give a partial list of what qualifications there are that will get your comment deleted before it’s ever made public.

    1) Spam. Most spam is normally filtered by the system I am current utilizing (Akismet) and the few that somehow get through filtration are manually marked as spam by myself then all spam is conveniently bulk deleted.

    2) Profanity. Comments containing profanity usually are deleted. Edited at the very least to remove minor profanity.

    3) Insulting the blog owner. That’s just assinine behavior on the commentors part and deserving of instant deletion.

    4) Stupidity. Not necessarily an automatic deletion but comments that are just overly stupid (and *I* make that determination) are usually deleted. Remember, you can’t fix stupid.

    You don’t like those guidelines? Tough! You don’t have any input in the matter so stop griping and whining like a child. No one forces you to leave comments and if someone is, please let law enforcement know so they may rescue you from whomever is forcing you to leave comments against your will. That was sarcasm, incidentally.

    Now some common misconceptions that the doofuses seem to thing cause me to delete comments.

    Disagreements. I’ve had one doofus recently accuse me falsely in a comment of deleting comments of all those who disagree with me. Quite the contrary. I make public comments from those who disagree with me. It gives me a chance to respond. Many times I get to expose their error and in some cases the ignorance and stupidity of their argument or arguments.

    Fear. I’ve recently had one doofus accuse me falsely of being afraid of making their really stupid comment public. On this blog, fear ain’t a factor. I’ve never been afraid of others’ stupidity unless they are flying a plane I’m in or performing surgery on me at the time then stupidity by those folks may cause some levels of fear. However when it comes to commentors on this blog, especially those of the doofus variety, fear doesn’t enter into it.

    I welcome comments from readers as long as common sense guidelines are followed. Violate those guideliness or enter into the land of stupidity and you can be assured that your comment will be deleted before it ever even remotely becomes public. No one other than the doofus and me will know it was ever made. The rest of the world will remain safely protected from the comments from doofuses by yours truly as it relates to my humble blog.

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    Two DVDs And Two Books On Hurricane Katrina From A Mississippi Gulf Coastal Point Of Reference March 19th, 2009

    Last week, my wife and I traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi to spend the week with my mother-in-law. We also took the opportunity to travel around the region visiting our old stomping grounds, revisiting some familiar sites and checking out new places. One such new place was Bay Books on main street in downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A small bookstore with two bookstore cats that love attention it has a nice selection of local authors which interested me. A small display table containing books and DVDs relating to Hurricane Katrina particularly interested me and I ended up purchasing four items from the table which I would like to highlight here.

    Mississippi Son

    First is the DVD entitled “Mississippi Son” a multiple award-winning documentary of stories of Hurricane Katrina as told by survivors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The website for the documentary describes the film thusly:

    Shot in high definition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, featuring never-before-seen storm footage, and scored with an original blues-rock soundtrack composed and performed by Katrina survivors, Mississippi Son (95 min.) tells the heartwrenching and heartwarming story of the people, the culture, and the future in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    Born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, Emmy award winning L.A. filmmaker Don Wilson was deeply moved by the losses of his friends and family. In this film, he returns home to talk to those who lived through the hurricane and continue to deal with the aftermath of the storm.

    While the media has been focused on New Orleans, Mississippi Son reminds us that the Mississippi Gulf Coast was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

    One-Eyed Girl

    The second DVD is entitled “One-Eyed Girl” and it is also a documentary concerning Hurricane Katrina from the viewpoints of survivors from Hancock County, Mississippi specifically in the Bay St. Louis/Waveland area which was considered part of “ground zero” when the storm came ashore.

    Both DVDs are poignant reminders of what Hurricane Katrina did and how the region is doing what it can to bounce back from the storm’s devastation. I recommend both DVD and each can be purchased via their respective websites.

    West Side Stories by Vicki Niolet and Betty Stechmann

    One of the two books is “West Side Stories: Before, During, and After on Mississippi’s West Coast” which consists of photographs and commentary by Vicki Niolet and Betty Stechmann. It is mostly photographs of the western end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast centering mostly on Bay St. Louis and Waveland. A lot of them are before-and-after photos showing the damage done by Hurricane Katrina. Some have accompanying stories as a historical document. Many of those locations in the photos are places of which my wife and I are familiar. Some are places I photographed as well during our first trip back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Katrina (several are posted on the blog entries about the visit).

    Katrina And The Forgotten Gulf Coast

    The other book I got is entitled “Katrina And The Forgotten Gulf Coast” by Betty Plombon and consists of stories from folks along the Mississippi Gulf Coast who survived the storm. There is a heavy frustation factor exhibited in the text originating from the facts that the media concentrated so much on New Orleans for so long, neglected coverage of the major damage and suffering and that the federal government seemed to have forgotten about the survivors of the storm in Mississippi. It also is somewhat bittersweet and in some places sad in the memories shared of what was lost forever due to the storm. But it also is uplifting and encouraging for it shows the determination to succeed and a never-give-up attitude of the residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the post-Katrina era.

    Both of these books I heartily recommend.

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    Happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17th, 2009

    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Happy St. Patrick's Day

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    Uncle Jay Explains The News — March 9 & 16, 2009 March 16th, 2009

    Back from hiatus (and after spending the previous week visiting relatives and inlaws along I-10) and presenting a “two-fer” of Uncle Jay Explains The News for your enjoyment. I will try to blog about my trip soon.

    Uncle Jay’s news word for last week is agenda.

    Uncle Jay’s news word for this week is imperfect.

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    Temporarily On Hiatus March 7th, 2009

    Don’t Worry!
    Just Taking A Little Time Off
    Will Return In A Few Days

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    Dallas Cowboys Cut Terrell Owens March 5th, 2009

    Terrell Owens

    I told you so.

    I predicted way back that Terrell Owens would be a disruptive problem with the Cowboys organization and I was right. I told you that the Cowboys had zero chance of making it to the Super Bowl with Owens’ prima donna, self-centered attitude causing so many disruptions on and off the field. And I was right. I predicted Owens’ would be released from the Cowboys based upon reports I had read and once again I was right.

    See? I told you so.

    Face it, Terrell Owens is an example of what it extremely wrong with many NFL players and any team who adds him to their roster is inviting more trouble than he’s worth. Every team that has employed Owens thus far has reached the same conclusion. Terrell Owens is a classless, clueless, self-centered individual who has always placed his interests before his team. And he isn’t going to change. It stands to reason that a low-ranked team who is well under their salary cap will sign Owens to a 1- or 2-year contract. However whichever cellar-dweller signs him will still have a dismal record and I predict Owens will whine, moan, pitch hissy fits, etc. just as he has always done.

    Sports columnist Mike Wise put it this way:

    The Dallas Cowboys have cut everybody’s favorite athletic malcontent, Jerry Jones releasing him from his contract. Which, if you think about it, is all you have to know about why T.O. would be an abject disaster for the Washington Redskins or any franchise that believes supreme talent supersedes genuine chemistry.

    If pro football’s Father Flanagan — the man who thinks Tank Johnson is a plus and originally thought Adam Jones was a good idea — boots you to the curb, it’s a pretty good sign the negatives outweigh the positives.

    The way things began for the Cowboys in early September, I was willing to be converted. I believed Owens had finally gotten it. I thought his gargantuan need for attention and acceptance had finally been trumped by his desire to fit in and win.

    But then adversity set in, and T.O. did what he always does: When the going gets tough, he blames others.

    Dallas Cowboy fans, unite in wishing Terrell Owens a hearty and enthusiastic “good riddance!

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