FamGuyToday by Aunty Fox

exposing Bullshit Mountain Propaganda, and preserving memories, for the 'Rocking Chair Days'.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New low for Bush administration

Just when you think they can't sink lower than whale shit, they do. W wants to sell Saudi Arabia, his cohorts in raping the American consumer, 20 billion $ worth of high tech weaponry. This is the country that MOST of the 9-11 killers came from ( Iraq had ZERO, for you hardcore idiots out there). It is in the interest of his biggest contibutors, Big Oil, and the whole military-industrial, war machine complex, to keep the Mid East in constant turmoil, and BushieBoy is an EXPERT at accomplishing it. Stir the pot,baby. Make your buddies even MORE obscenely wealthy. If only you could personally share in some of the agony you are causing....

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Bush plan,

to combat global warming. Although the administration stands by it's policy that global warming is a liberal plot, they have devised a plan to combat it. To appease the left-wing wackoes who use such scare tactics as 'scientific proof' and 'expert testimony', the Bush Boys have decided to forego 'Daylight Savings Time' in the future, because that extra hour of sunlight may be the culprit behind the 'alleged' warming. If that proves successful, as W hopes, they may use clock manipulation to make our summers cooler and winters warmer, in an effort to save energy. Stay tuned, Georgie boy is ON the problem....

Thursday, July 26, 2007

So much fun,

to say, I TOLD YOU SO. Crocs reported earnings, after hours today. HUGE upside surprise!!! Not a surprise to me, but to the market, it was. Trading up about $10/share, after hours. Don't know if it'll hold tomorrow, but if it's even close, I'm a happy camper. My January calls should be off the chart. See ya later, I'm gonna go celebrate....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

OK, here I go again,

saying CROX is gonna have an 'upside surprise' when they report this quarter's #'s. This company, and it's stock, is gonna kick ass, and I've been telling you that since it was 26, pre-split. Closed at $48, or so, today, but just wait. Any company that can sell plastic shoes for $30, and be sold out everywhere, PLUS have all the other stuff going on, is a BUY. You read it here first, kids, see you at $70....

More disclosure

Am kinda afraid to admit I 'pulled the trigger' on a big CROX trade today. Bought options, for the first time ever, but I feel good about it. Bought Jan, 08, 50's, @ 7.60. I think it's a good play, obviously, or I wouldn't have done it. We'll see, but at least I'm up front, with my gambling. Go CROX. Have 6 months for my gamble to work out. I'm excited....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A memory I tried to burn into my brain,

as it was happening, kinda worked, cause I can really picture/feel/hear it like it was yesterday. Carol reminded me of it, the other day when, Peter Tosh's reggae version of 'Johnny B. Goode' came on. We were skiing Keystone, on a picture perfect ski day, with fresh snow, a clear blue Rocky Mountain sky, and a 'just right' temperature. I had my I-pod, with the Peter Tosh song cranked, and really got into moving with the music and I schussed down 'Frenchman', one of my favorite runs at Keystone. It had been closed for grooming after the fresh snow, and we were at the top when they opened it for the first run. Had it all to ourselves, in PERFECT conditions. That kind of feeling is what skiing/boarding is all about. Just to be able to lose yourself in the moment, when movement is as effortless as flying. A true rocking chair moment I plan to repeat....

Sunday, July 22, 2007

One of my all-time favorite,

rocking chair moments, has to come from the Big Ten Championship basketball game when I was a senior in high school. We were playing Columbus, at home, and, in the 3rd quarter, we were 17 points behind. The gymnasium was packed, SRO, but the crowd was getting kinda quiet, with the home team at a huge disadvantage. Then, Tom Heller and I started warming up, shots started dropping, and, with a few seconds left in the game, we were down by one. I rotated out of the low post, and, with a guy in my face, launched a 20 ft jumper. From my point of view, it seemed to hang in the air forever, but eventually caught the bottom of the net. The place exploded, and classmates, friends, relatives and strangers mobbed us on the floor. Big Ten champs! Have been reminded of it lately, as I exchange e-mail with friends in advance of our 40th reunion this summer. Have had a lot of highlights in my life, but none with the drama of that game winning shot, in front of so many people I cared about. Rocking chair stuff.....

Saturday, July 21, 2007

For you young folks, out there,

From an old guy's point of view. Designate a cigar box, or bag, whatever, BUT, keep all of your concert, movie, 'whatever', ticket stubs. It's easy, and you WILL look back on it some day, and really appreciate the trip down memory lane. I've got some good ones, but really wish I would have kept them ALL, esp in chronological order. You won't be sorry.....

Considering Bush's unique condition,

his anal-cranial inversion, it must have been interesting for the Dr. performing his colonoscopy. First, his head would have to be removed from the area to be examined. After the 'scope' was removed, to maintain his degree of comfort, I assume he would have had his dense noggin firmly reinserted. We'll see if his rapidly diminishing fans continue to follow his lead, and briefly remove their heads from their arses, and take a look around. I doubt it.....

Friday, July 20, 2007

After a bug eating contest,


I asked Bailey to open her mouth and PROVE she had chewed and swallowed that last nasty spider she chomped. She opened her mouth, showed me it was gone, and won the contest...

A rocking chair memory,

I hope I never lose, would be a special evening on a cruise ship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, mon. About half way thru a Carribean cruise, we docked in Montego Bay, and Carol and I spent the day sight-seeing and taking a Lazy River Cruise, on a raft piloted by David, who had built the raft from bamboo. The trip consisted of a bus ride to the mountains (or hills), then a leisurely float downstream thru the jungle as David told stories and sang songs. He was VERY good at his job and we got some local souvenirs from him. We arrived back on the cruise ship just as the sun was setting, a local Reggae/steel drum band was setting up near the ship's pool, and an outdoor feast, with rum punch, was being readied. Can still vividly see the outrageous orange and pink sunset and hear the band, made up of three generations of an extended family, as we had a seafood feast in the tropical evening. Truly one of those magical times that don't happen often enough, but when they do, WOW....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

For those of you who bet,

check out my June 5, '07, post. OF COURSE, no one bet, we all know what a crook W is....

Hope I never forget

the 1st annual 'Booze Cruise'. 'Twas at Wildnest Lake, deep in the the Canadian wilderness, accessable only by float plane, then boat. After an idyllic day of fishing for walleye and northern pike, followed by a fish feast of epic proportions, Matt had the idea for the 6 of us to get into our 3 boats, load up our cocktail hour supplies, along with boom box and tunes, and head out to the middle of the bay near our cabin. We tied the boats together and watched an amazing sunset as the loons and eagles welcomed us to their home. Unbelievable echoes as our shouts bounced off the mirror-calm water and around the islands. Then it got dark and the magic started. If you have never seen the Northern Lights, it is impossible to describe, especially when you are right beneath them on a crisp, clear night. They started slowly, in an arc dissecting the sky above us, then spread, in showers of light, to the entire sky. At first, it was all oohs and aahs and "Look at that!" Then it was just silence as we lay back and took in the cosmic fireworks. You really, 'had to be there', and for those of us who were, I'm guessing we all were blessed with a 'rocking chair moment'. We saw the 'lights' again several times during our trips to the great north, but that first time was truly spectacular.

Monday, July 16, 2007

New theme....

Carol just came up with a new theme, cause I REALLY needed something. It's called "Rocking Chair Moments", and, in case you need a definition, it's memories you WANT to have when you are old, and stuck in a rocking chair. SOOOO, I am gonna bore you with some of my, 'Rocking Chair thoughts', which I am gonna try to preserve, to provide some comic reief, or just 'good thoughts', when my spirit is confined to 'remembering the good old days'. I DO have some. So, in an effort to provide a 'spark' to get my addeled old brain a place to go, when I need it, I am gonna try to provide some 'Rocking Chain Memories', to helpfully send my old age thoughts in the right direction, and hopefully, I can access this when I need to.....

Sunday, July 15, 2007

8 Random things

I rec'd a challenge/assignment from Laura, to respond to a bloggers thing, regarding 8 random things about myself. Am having a bit of a problem, cause I'm not sure what, if anything, to do with this. When I consider what to include, it seems to fall into 3 basic categories. The first would include, what I would call, bragging, and it would be easy to do, but am not sure how well it would be rec'd. Next, would be degrading stories, which i am not sure I would want to share. That leaves boring stories. SOOO, what do I do? IF, I decide to participate, I guess I would try to do a mix, but would that be random? Kinda struggling here, caue I could throw out some random stuff, but why? Most people who know me, KNOW me, and those who don't, don't care. But, for lack of anything better, I'll throw out a couple of things.
1. The most important thing in my life, by far, is my family, and the older I get, the more I love and appreciate them, and I feel so bad when I hurt or disappoint them.
2. I really hate George Bush, for SO many reasons I can't begin to list them. It just never ceases to amaze me, that the American public could have been fooled by this buffoon for so long. But, if you read me at all, you know this.
3. As I get older, I am more conflicted on spiritual things than ever, which is totally different than what I thought it would be.
4. I realize I drink too much, but I can't imagine NOT drinking, and I don't think I'm getting worse.
5. I would love to find a purpose/mission in life, that would be important and satisfying, but I have NO idea what it is.
6. This is in NO WAY, 8 random things about myself.
7. I really like my new "Flavor-Wave" oven, inspired by an infomercial....
8. The health of my back will really contribute to the quality of my future life, and I'm hoping for the best....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm not the only one.....

Check it out, his LIES and STUPID STUFF. He's got a million of 'em...
http://www.peacecandy.com/gwbush/dishonestdubya/

For future reference,

don't give Walgreen's a chance to rip you off, like they did us. With my outrageous back pain, went to chiroprator and then to Dr., and got prescription. Carol went to Walgreen's to have it filled. Bottom line, Walgreen's said, "Will be ready in 20 minutes," but we waited for nearly 40. THEN, after paying $126, I called to compare prices at King Sooper's. EXACT same scrip was $72. Thanks a bunch, you crooks...... P.S. Called Jim @WG's and explained 'problem' He said return pills, get scrip back, and go from there. Carol took everything back, except for 1 pain pill and 1 anti-inflammatory, which I took, CAUSE I WAS IN PAIN, while we waited for 40 mins. Jim said that VOIDED it ALL, cause ONE PILL was gone. No exchange---no refund. Company Policy--- No Exceptions. Asked to speak to his supervisor. Yadda Yadda. He hasn't heard the last from me.......

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'd forgotten,

how miserable it is to have your back 'go out'. I'd been having trouble for a while, but it was mostly just inconvenient with occasional shooting pain. This morning I was bending over to pick up a bag of potatoes and BAM, something broke loose/seized up. OWWWEEE. Won't go into all the details, but I am pretty well 'laid up' for awhile. Can't get comfortable, no way. Hopefully can get up the nerve and suck it up to go the chiropractor tomorrow. As always, my main guy, Dr Thomas is unavailabe when I need him. Never fails.... Hopefully it's not as bad as it seems, but, when a Valium and 4 Advils have no effect, it's not good....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SOOO, Bush, the poster boy of the "challenged" thinkers, is saying he 'might', listen to SOME of what the Iraq Commision recommended about a year ago. This dumbshit, bottom 15% graduate will finally, MAYBE, take some of the direction that a bi-partisan, blue ribbon panel of experts said he SHOULD have done a year ago. YAHOO... Too little, too late, from the worst president EVER, according to all polls. Cheney and Halliburton might let him do it. They are already rich beyond their wildest dreams, and , what is there to lose at this point? It's already all lost.....

Monday, July 09, 2007

Anyone else notice, Bush is floundering?

I mean even worse than ever? Even his hard-core(idiot) supporters are jumping ship. Kari said at Mdm Toussad's Wax Museum, the biggest line was to have their picture taken with Bush. Flipping him off, that is, or mooning him. The (thinking) world HATES him, and what he's done. The rest of you (25%, and dropping), pull your head out of your ass, wipe the
sh*t out of your eyes, and face reality. Never mind, go down with your sinking ship. We don't need you and your ilk. Hasta la vista, baby.....

Friday, July 06, 2007

Did anyone else notice? I-25 was shut down, for FOUR hours today, because there was some SALT spilled on it. It took the Bush Boy agency, Homeland Security, 4 hours to decide it was salt spilled on the highway. 4 hours, folks. Hiway closed. But, these boys got to justify their huge paychecks. Protecting us from the 'Bad Guys'. They ARE the bad guys. Incompetent jerks. Never mind, don't want to be unpatriotic......

What an evening..... Turned on the HUGE mega sprinklers (Toro) on the golf course, (with my illegal key) this evening, with a good breeze blowing towards the house. Bailey was outside playing, and, every once in awhile, the water would blow over us. A really nice, cool spray. But, Bailey doesn't like water, in the air. Anyway, nice evening, with our favorite, free, entertainment. Toro water sprinklers. COOOOOLLLL....

Just realized I've been reading some 'kinda crappy' books lately. James Patterson and Robert Parker. BUT, I guess you gotta go thru stuff like this, to appreciate the good, AND great. These guys are well respected, middle of the road authors, who sell millions of books. But, they are very mediocre, at best. Most people don't have the basis to judge books on a grand scale. OK, I know I'm on a limb, here, BUT, I think/know I read WAY more than average, and, just from that basis, I feel like I have the background to be somewhat judgemental. Never mind, don't like where I'm going here. Whatever floats your boat, whatever gets you thru the night, is OK. BUT, there is a HUGE difference out there, concerning books/authors, and I just don't want to settle for, average.... Sorry to preach, but, my HUMBLE advice, for what it's worth, find a good/great author with a LARGE inventory and ENJOY.

Further proof,




of how Bella abuses my poor little kitty. The first picture shows Bella's claws in my kitty's head, as Bella pulls her out of her favorite spot. The next pic shows poor little Bailey stuck in the 'low rent' section of the kitty condo. At least Bella is home now, and Bailey can lick her wounds and try to get some rest. She says it is SO nice not to have to fight, to get some of her kitty food. Poor thing....

Never one to miss a chance,

to pat myself on the back, just taking this opportunity to point out that my AU, gold mining stock, which I posted as buying at $37, on Monday, is at $40.70, last time I checked it today. Up 10% in less than a week. Wow, I ought to charge you people for this advice..... I take that back. This is NOT advice to buy stock. I would NEVER do that. I am merely posting what I am doing. Totally different........

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ths is Bella, attacking my poor defenseless kitty,


but she won't be doing that for awhile. I was awakened by Carol at about 5 o'clock this morning, holding Bella and saying, "Look who I found outside". Seems Carol noticed we only had one kitty this morning and Bella, who is normally on our 2nd floor bedroom deck/rail to start the day, was nowhere in sight. SOOO, she went outside looking/calling, and found Bella hiding in the flowers, below the deck, with a hurt paw. Left front, swelled up. Was gonna take her to the vet when they opened (not sure when/where on the 4th of July), but after leaving her in her favorite spot in the dining room, I returned a short time later to find she had climbed the stairs, jumped up on the 2nd floor railing, then jumped to her 'window spot' which is difficult to get to, even when NOT injured. So we decided to wait on the vet, as it looks alot like a sprained ankle and I'm not sure what, if anything, can be done. Anyway, she's moving around the house, jumping up and down, although definitely favoring her good paw. No emergency as I see it, so will let her owners make the 'vet' decision. They should be here in about 7-8 hours. Can't wait.....

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Honeymooners return tomorrow,


flying in from London on the 4th, after an amazing honeymoon. Can't wait to hear the stories. Am gonna miss Bella, though, and I'm sure Bailey is REALLY gonna miss her. Less than 24 hours, and I get Kari hugs. Looking forward to it......

OK, some disclosure.

I reported here, about a year ago, that I was buying CROX, at $26. The only stock I've bought in the last year. SOOO, am now saying I bought 'AU', Anglogold Ashanti, a gold mining stock, this last week, at $37, and change. I figure Bush has sacked our economy, for the benefit of his contributors, AND, as this becomes more apparent, to those, 'not paying attention', within the next few years, gold will again be a valuable commodity, as the value of US dollar is undermined by Bush's disastrous policies. And, I figure gold mining stocks will be even more volatile, than gold itself, on the upside. OF COURSE, I may be wrong, but that's where I'm putting a chunk of the $$ I have made in my recent investments, and I'm being upfront now. Win or lose, that's my opinion, and I'm not afraid to share. Bush, and his policies SUCK, but, there is a way to profit from it. Gold will be LARGE in the next few years, and gold mining stocks will be even larger. At least that is MY humble opinion, and I'm not afraid to document it at this time. There may be better places to make the play on gold, but I like AU.....

HERO =???,

Has anyone elses noticed how the traditional definition of 'hero' has changed? Now, hero, means anyone who signs up for Bush's war. Including the 26,000 aliens who are awarded citizenship if they agree to be targets in the desert. Used to be, you had to do something brave, unusual. Not any more, according to Bush and FOX. A hero, is someone who agrees to be shipped off to Iraq. Sure, there are some intelligent, informed individuals who want to be there. BUT, talk about a MINORITY. Most have no other choices. Want to be citizens. Want to feed their families after Bush shipped the jobs overseas. Sure, Kerry got in trouble for saying it, but, 'Give Me a Break', this war is being fought by the same uneducated, no-choice grunts who got stuck in Viet Nam. We just didn't call them 'heroes', unless they earned it.

For you FOXNEWS viewers,

just saw Brian Williams, on one of those 'liberal' news channels, report George W Bush is officially the lowest rated president EVER, and dropping. SURPRISE!!.. Just passing this on, cause Fox won't tell you. Who woulda guessed? The #1 answer to describe W, in a single word, in a national poll??????= INCOMPETENT....
I would have said LIAR, but 'incompetent' works....

Spinmeister's muddy the water,

just like they always do. The right wing attack dogs came out this morning and confused the issue about Scooter's 'get of jail free' card. They said it was because he was FALSELY accused of leaking Valerie Plames' name to the press and it was really someone else. WRONG! He was properly accused, convicted and sentenced, by a primarily Republican/bi-partisan legal system for repeatedly lying to a grand jury about who authorized the lies concerning Iraq's nuclear capability, in a rush to justify a bogus war. A war that has worked out SO WELL. Any thinking person knows it was Cheney/Rove and their puppet, Bush. By the way, the program of disinformation and outright lies worked pretty well. Over 40% of the US population believes Iraq attacked us on 9-11, and over 25% believe there were WMD found in Iraq. Unbelieveable, the level of ignorance in this country. But it works for W and his culture of corruption. Scooter still has to pay a fine. BIG DEAL. One of Georgieboys' Big Oil contributors, who has become obscenely wealthy raping the American people at the gas pump will simply write a check in some 'under the counter' deal, and Scooter gets away with lying/stonewalling to a Grand Jury. This is all about taking a country to war under false pretenses, then covering up all evidence of who was responsible and why. Just another example of the blatant disregard for the law exhibited by this bunch of lying crooks in Washington.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Was there ever a doubt,

that Bush would commute Scooter Libby's prison sentence? OF COURSE NOT! Crooks and liars stick together. If we could just stick the whole lying, theiving administration where the sun don't shine, the world would be a better place. Cheney is now claiming no one can look at his records (of deals and kickbacks) for FIFTY years!! By then his Haliburton stock will have made all his heirs multibillionairs. Welcome to the Republican "Stick It To Ya" machine. Vaseline, please.......

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Am taking a break,

but read a bunch of books, lately. A couple of James Patterson's, several Robert Parker's, who have been made into TV movies with Tom Selleck as "Jesse Stone", the struggling alcoholic who fled LA, as a detectective, only to find his new job as sheriff of Paradise, Maine, is NOT the easy slide into retirement he had envisioned. But my favorite remains Lee Child, with his Jack Reacher novels. Seems I am not his only fan at the public library. He has 8 novels, and, at best, there are 2 or 3, there, at a time. Anyway, taking a bit of a reading break, and doing more outdoor stuff. BUT, forecast in the upper 90's this week, so, other than some golf, am prob'ly gonna 'hit the books', again. BTW, Kari called from London this morning, and sounds like they are having a great time, like I knew they would. Can't wait to see them, and our other friends, on the 4th....