Monday, October 27, 2008

Politicians Are Assholes !

I'm tired of the same rhetoric from politicians from the presidential candidates down to the local politicians in the cities and towns across America. Their speeches have been reduced to childish name calling and they rarely speak about their true platforms, to wit:


My name is Lying Politician and I'm a candidate for (mayor, city council, congress, dog catcher...whatever). My opponent, Thieving Politician, is a wife beater, communist, socialist, drunkard, and car thief.

If elected, I will cut your taxes, buy you a car, send your children to college and mow your lawn. Please vote for me on November 4th.

Is this the new politics of America? Insult your opponent, promise the voters anything (whether possible or not) and be as vague as possible about your platform?

Politicians are becoming lower than whale shit and that's quite a feat indeed, seeing that whale shit is at the deepest depths of the oceans.

Stay Tuned !

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Have Returned !

All of Jimmy's Journal entries and archives now reside at this new site. For the most part, there will only be random postings here as my new site, Jimmy's Journal, has it's own address. But, I would be remiss in not maintaining a site for my original postings.
Stop by from time to time and read some of my earlier rants, raves and musings.
That's it for now, my little pilgrims.
Stay Tuned !

Friday, October 3, 2008

Goodbye AOL Journals

To all my friends and readers:

I have decided that today will be my last post on AOL Journals. I have been posting here since December 5, 2006 and my journal has been read nearly 16,000 times since that date. My experiences and the friends that I have met are very dear to me and it is a painful experience for me to leave.

Unfortunately, AOL has left all the journalists with this problem and I'm quite pleased to to see many of my fellow journalists establishing new homesteads on I will continue to receive my alerts from all of my readers and will answer each and every one of them as they come in.

I find it way too taxing to continue to maintain this journal and maintain my new journal as well. It only seems fitting that I attend to the new child and nurse it through it's infancy.

So, with a very heavy heart, I bid AOL Journals a fond farewell and I look forward to hearing from you at my new site. Here are the links to Jimmy's Journal and Possum's Journal as well.

Jimmy's Journal: 

Possum's Journal: 

It has been my pleasure writing and posting my thoughts, whims and occasional rants for you!

Stay Tuned !

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Changes In Attitude, Changes In Latitude

My trip to AREA 51 last evening was very relaxing, although unproductive. The transition of ownership is going through its initial stages and I don't expect any thing new until the renovations and the name change take place. In the interim, it freed up my fried mind and I was able to relax and not continually reach for my computer keyboard and backspace.

It's day three of my transition to Blogspot and I'm becoming more familiar with its idiosyncrasies. I will pass on anything I learn to all of you and will try to keep you abreast (or a leg) of anything new.

I am still going through withdrawal so if my posts seem short, it's because I am trying to mentally digest all the new changes. Life as we know it will resume shortly.

The Picture: I think that at least once in every lifetimea one must experience something out of the ordinary. Such is the case of an establishment appropriately called The Heart Attack Grill. Take a gander at the "hamburger" they serve there. The lovely "hostesses" notwithstanding, think I'd take ones hot at it (the hamburger folks, the hamburger).

This Date In History 1836 British naturalist Charles Darwin returns to Falmouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle. 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a suspense series introduced by the British film director, appears on American television. 1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black justice of theU. S. Supreme Court

1985; The AIDS crisis gains widespread public attention following the death of American actor Rock Hudson, the first celebrity to publicly announce that he had AIDS. 1990; The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) ceases to exist at midnight, and on October 3, East and West Germany are formally reunited.

Birthdays: Mohandas Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader (1869), Groucho Marx, American comedian (1895), Graham Greene, English novelist (1895), Sting (Gordon Sumner) British singer, songwriter and actor (1951).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: During the change from AOL Journals to Blogspot, many journalists are experiencing computer problems. As a public service, Jimmy's Journal offers the following advice:

1) When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.

2) When you get to the point of completely understanding how to produce your journal, the site you use will shut down and you have to start all over.

3) The first place to look for information may actually be the instructions.

4) When the going gets tough, upgrade.

5) For every action there is an equal and opposite malfunction.

6) To err is blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it is downright natural.

7) He who laughs last probably made a back-up.

8) If at first you don't succeed, blame your computer.

9) A complex system that does not work well is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

10) A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.


That's it for today my little transplants. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Slowly But Surely, Step by Step, Inch By Inch.....

I'm already frustrated enough today to start drinking early except that there's no Johnny Walker Black in my house. The son-of-a-bitch probably migrated over to as well. Yeah, I established a journal over there too and it's called Jimmy's Journal. Hell of an idea, huh? On top of that, I was taking a shower last night and when I came out of the bathroom, Shithead was on my computer setting up his own journal too.

Ok! Now, I'm doing my journal on AOL and Blogspot and giving time for Shithead to make his entry on his new journal. Add to that the fact that Blogspot routine is totally new to me and each day is a learning process and you have a man that is ready to go to AREA 51 tonight and sip a few cocktails with my pals.

Speaking of AREA 51, those of you who are members and need the icons associated with it, please let me know. There is a way to put the icons on your sidebar and I will be putting that info in this journal tomorrow or Friday and also in the new journal on Blogspot. In the interim, her are the links to Jimmy's Journal on Blogspot and Shithead's Journal, as well. &

The economy is still in a snit and a lot of people are not in favor of passing the "bailout" bill. To a degree, I concur, but there needs to be something put in place soon to get the economy rolling again. In a healthy economy, money continually changes hands and when that slows, so does the economy. The one thing that is certain is that the democrats want the rich people to fund the problem and the rich people won't pay. I guess the shrinking middle class will eventually be the payers.

The Pictures: A little mooselet (I know! I just like the name) was rescued from a freezing lake and once rescued and freed by the good Samaritan, it promptly returned to the ice and almost drowned again. Unable to find the mother, the Samaritan took it home. He kept it for a few days and then turned it over to people who had more room and were also raising an abandoned fawn. Take a look.

This Date In History: 1880; Spain sells the North American Territory of Louisiana to France by the treaty of San Francisco. 1903; The American League's Boston Pilgrims play the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series game.

1908; Ford's Model T goes on sale in America; the "Tin Lizzy" costs $850. 1938; German troops enter Czechoslovakia, precipitating World War II. 1961; American baseball player Roger Maris breaks the record for the most home runs in one season.

Birthdays: Henry III, king of England (1207), Paul Dukas, French composer (1865), Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American pianist (1904), Walter Matthau, actor (1920), Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States (1924), Julie Andrews, English-born American and singer(1935).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: You think you have computer problems? It could be worse!

Helpdesk: What kind of computer do you have? Female customer: A white one.

Helpdesk: Click on the 'my computer' icon on the left of the screen. Customer: Your left or my left?

Helpdesk: What is on your monitor now? Customer: A teddy bear. My boyfriend bought if for me at Walmart.

Helpdesk: Good day, May I help you? Male customer: I can't print. Helpdesk: Would you click on start for me and... Male customer: Listen pal, don't get technical on me. I'm not Bill Gates.

Hi, this is Martha. I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'can't find printer.' I've even lifted it up and put it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it.

As I prepare for takeoff to my new Journal home at Blogspot, here's my parting salute to AOL for discontinuing Journals.

That's it for today my little migrating geese. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !