Monday, December 3, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


IT'S that time of YEAR again. I need drivers for the Auction. WHAT auction you ask? The RUSSO AND STEELE auction. Every year in January my family runs this auction with the help of volunteers like you. This is your chance to drive your DREAM car. Have you ever wanted to drive a 1967 Camaro or maybe a a 1967 Shelby GT-350, maybe your inclined to the European style oh say a Ferrari or Lamborghini Contash. What ever your dream car is we most likely will have it.

Go to the web site and look at just a fraction of the cars we will have this January.

We will feed you lunch and dinner and provide you with a shirt and hat. Email me at if you want to drive or have any questions.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women

How stupid is this!!!

SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.
Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.
"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids.
"We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they," she told the Telegraph.
"Leave Santa alone."
A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More from the wedding

Please leave comments or snide remarks!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

8 Surprising Turn-Ons for Men

Ask a group of guys what turns them on about a woman, and you'll sometimes get the predictable answers: full lips, full bosom, full booty.
These are a few quick-and-dirty biological imperatives that will turn many a man's head. But a lot of women fulfill those requirements already. So what makes certain women boy magnets, and leaves others spending Saturday nights watching Saturday Night Live skits?
As always, men are more complicated than a lot of people give them credit for, and when it comes to turn-ons, the masculine gender has plenty of surprises up their metaphorical sleeve. Here, some of the ways to effectively rev the masculine engine:

1. Standing Tall
Don't get me wrong: it's not that we want a woman who can balance a beer tray on her head. It's what good posture says about her. A woman who stands tall typically a) dresses well, b) exercises often, and c) is confident about her body and what it's good for. And if she's proud of her figure no matter what shape or size, that makes men take notice, as well.

2. True Grit
Men know that women cry. Men know that women can get hurt. Men want to be there to help whenever they do. But there's something insanely attractive about women who can bite their lips, buck up, and grit out some of life's twists, turns, sprains, and pains.
Note: Before you throw e-daggers my way, I'm not suggesting that it's not OK to cry or that women shouldn't seek proper attention when they're in pain, either physically or emotionally. (Nor am I saying that lots of men don't need to heed this advice as well.) I'm simply saying we're often drawn to partners who can walk off life's minor insults.

3. Baseball Caps
When we were growing up, we used them to show our team allegiances. In college, we used them to hide bed head. Past the age of 30, we mainly wear them to cover our bald spots. But no matter what team we root for, we like a baseball cap the most when it's worn by a woman. The look sends all kinds of messages about the kind of woman she is: sporty, strong, comfortable kicking back, Sox fan. (All the better if it's a Cubs hat - she's an optimist with a great sense of humor.)

4. Software Savvy
Maybe it's a giant sexual metaphor, but women like men who know hardware, and men like women who know software. Show a guy a woman who knows her way around systems, networks, and connections, and he'll be dazzled by her smarts - and appreciate her talents.
There's something sexy about a woman who can click a few buttons and get something working exactly the way she wants it to. (That is, as long as the buttons she pushes aren't his.)

5. Sexy Shampoo
Men typically are stereotyped as needing visual cues to feel attraction. While it's true that men need their share of eye candy, they also are mightily turned on by the olfactory sweets, as well. Perfume and body lotion are nice and all, but the smell of her freshly washed hair that's nestled up under the chin on a Sunday morning is a reminder of all that's good about relationships.

6. Understated Underwear
Slinky and small lingerie works for anniversaries, birthday surprises, honeymoons, and other seduce-me moments. But the look that makes men feel both comfortable and excited is when she's wearing boxers (waistband rolled) and a thin-as-can-be T-shirt that's neither too tight nor too big. Call it supreme sexiness in the understated. The same effect can be achieved by wearing his old dress shirt and a pair of panties.

7. Dirt and Sweat
Of course, men like to see their women dolled up for a night out. But many men appreciate the exact opposite: The woman who hikes, bikes, mows the lawn, hacks trees and branches, and otherwise pulls her weight. Seeing the dirt, mud, sweat, and occasional road rash is something that stokes our primal side.

8. A Few "Duh" Moments
Men like smart women (see "software savvy," above). But there's a small part of a man's brain that wants her to have an occasional dollop of ditziness. Why? Because if she can show that she may not know everything, it reinforces something deep inside a man that he's needed, that he's trusted, that he can be there to help.
And it says that when we screw up on occasion (and we will, oh yes, we will), she'll understand. Hypercompetence is something we just can't compete with. And ultimately, this game isn't about competition, it's about crossing the finish line together.
For another look at men and women with sex on the brain, check out this story on Men's Health. You'll never look at being in a relationship the same way again!
And if you have your own stories and suggestions, share them here.

Friday, November 2, 2007


What can be driven, but has no wheels. And can be sliced, and still remain whole?

Leave you Answer in the comments section.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Funny

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new >constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the >University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian >Republic some 2,000 years earlier:>>

'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'

'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.'

'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates >who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'

'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years' During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. >From bondage to spiritual faith;>>

2. >From spiritual faith to great courage;>>

3. >From courage to liberty;>>

4. >From liberty to abundance;>>

5. >From abundance to complacency;>>

6. >From complacency to apathy;>>

7. >From apathy to dependence;>>

8. >From dependence back into bondage'>>

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. >Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 >Presidential election:>>

Number of States won by:> Gore: 19> Bush: 29>> Square miles of land won by:> Gore: 580,000> Bush: 2,427,000>> Population of counties won by:> Gore: 127 million> Bush: 143 million>> Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:> Gore: 13.2> Bush: 2.1>>

Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush >won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great >country. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in >government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government >welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the >'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of >democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already >having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase. If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.>> Thanks for reading.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007


The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
> My confession:
> I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.
> It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a crèche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
> I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.
> Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.
> In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
> Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?" (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are,but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?"
> In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
> Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
> Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.
> Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
> Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
> Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
> Are you laughing?
> Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
> Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
> Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in. My Best Regards.
> Honestly and respectfully,
> Ben Stein

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bad Day!!!

I rear-ended a car this morning...

I tell you, it was going to be a REALLY bad day!

The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!

He looked up at me and said "I am NOT Happy!"
So I said, "Well, which one ARE you then?"

That's how the fight started...

Monday, September 24, 2007


TO: Red
FROM: John

I hope you have a great Birthday today!!

Can you find the Bands?

How many bands can you find? the are 74 in all. See the planes in the sky? What band is that you say. The B52's! Get the idea? Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct by the end of the day tomorrow gets a prize!!! Good luck.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I've tried to pay it forward, but I've come up empty. So her is my final plea.


If you want the world to hear your story then reply in my comments section telling me you want the world to hear your story. Tell me something FUNNY about your self or something EMBARRASSING maybe something you've been hiding from others. I will keep you identity anonymous if you so choose, but PLEASE respond.

Now having been a Blog stalker myself, i know how difficult it can be to actually participate on a blog. WE all love our anonymity and sometimes we are not willing to give it up, but i asking you to give it a try. I took that leap of faith and responded to Cjanes request for interviews. Of course never in a million years did i think she would choose ME! I'm glad she did because it changed my view of the Blogger world.

Jump in and give it a try, the water is great!!!

Thursday's Thoughts

Every Blog I read seems to have a certain day of the week that has a theme to it. ie(Fridays follies, Manic Mondays, Wacky Wednesday) So here is mine Thursday's Thoughts.

I know most of my family loves the TV show "The Office". Now I've watched it a few times and found some of it to be funny. Usually my siblings and I see eye to eye on most forms of television and Movie entertainment. (Arrested Development, Galaxy Quest, Young Frankenstein) So i couldn't figure out why i did not like the office. Was something wrong with me? Could it be that i was growing out of my childish phase of life? (i hope not)

Then it hit me BAM!!! As i sit here in my office or Cubicle farm as i like to refer to it, this show reminds me to much of work. I hate my job and the people i work with. I hate the easy dropping, the nosey little women that have to know every little detail of your life because there's are to Boring, and the bosses that love to micro manage every thing you do.

So all i have to do is quit my job and then i can get back to enjoying the Hilarity of "The Office"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I love these guys. The only band out there today playing good old fashion ROCK and ROLL!!!

Kids what kids?

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, having children has fallen to eighth on a list of nine keys to happiness in marriage, way behind what is now considered more important, such as sharing household chores and being faithful:

1. Fidelity 93%

2. Good sex 70%

3. Sharing household chores 62%

4. Adequate income 53%

5. Good housing51%

6. Shared religious beliefs49%

7. Shared tastes and interests46%

8. Children41%

9. Agreement on politics12%

I see these results as ominous. If this self-centered “it’s all about what I wanna have and do, with little inconvenience or stress” attitude continues, future generations of children will suffer increasing neglect. This neglect will cause deep emotional pain and social chaos as their “acting out of control” behaviors negatively impact American society.
Of the nine qualities these folks mention as important for a successful marriage, only one had anything to do with giving, and that is children. The rest have to do with getting. Thoughts of division of labor and responsibilities are clearly out the window as the issue of which person might be doing more in the house than the other is more important. That sounds more like roommates than loving spouses.
When 50% more folks think that not taking one more bag of garbage to the curb than their spouse is more important to a marriage than combining love and energies into making a family, America is in trouble.
Much of Europe is already in trouble with this mentality, with the birthrates not replacing or growing their populations. Italy is most impacted, with most of its population considered “elderly.”

Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Cami!!!

I can't let the day go by with out paying homage to my little sister Cami. Today is her day and i hope it's a good one.

Growing up with her was always interesting. She was a scraper of a kid. Always getting into things and always dirty. She would never let my parents cut her nails because that was her only defense against old brothers and sisters. I can still see those dirty little finger nails as they pinched me. I thought for sure i would get an infection from them. Other than that though i didn't have much interaction with her. We had quite a big age gap between us so we never did much together.

As the years have passed Cami and i have spent more time together. Who will ever forget Johnny and Cami's day of fun. A Few years ago while we were on the coast, Cami and i went to the Queen Mary and had a blast. I still look back fondly on that day and hope to have the chance again to hang with my little sister.

She is a year older today and maybe a year wiser. I know she has her demons and battles them each and every day, but if anyone has the strength and determination to make a change for the better IT IS HER. The spirit is strong in her and the desire to do and be better is admirable.

I love you Cami and i hope you have a great day. And give that dang cute kid a big kiss from his Uncle John.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hello...Anyone there?

Come on people i know my blog is not the most popular, but this is ridiculous. The only person to respond to my interview request was the very talented Jill, but at last she is unable because of a remodel on her house. (Good Excuse)

But where are the rest of you? Is the whole picture interview bothering you? Don't be intimidated, it wont be that difficult.

Please respond and let me know what you think. Should i change the format? A little help would be nice. Tell your friends and family about my blog.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Let me Have it!!!!

OK I think I've figured it out. This is how I'm going to conduct my interviews.

I want two pictures telling me why I should interview you! Yes you read right, PICTURES!

Show me, YOU through your photo's. I will pick the THREE most interesting submissions sent to me (of course that may be all i get) and i will interview them. I will ask you a question and you will submit a photo of the question I ask.

For Example:

What is your favorite activity? Show me your favorite colors? What do you like best about yourself?

You get the idea.

If you want to be interviewed by me please send ME TWO shoots telling me why you want to be interviewed. My email

Feel free to ask any question you might have, I know this may sound strange to a few of you, but just ask and I will try and explain.

I look forward to your submissions.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Coming Soon!!!

As most of you know I have recently been featured by the world famous Cjane. As part of the pay it forward interview she did with me she has asked that all interviewees do the same on their blog. Now I'm not going to pretend that I could even do a decent interview such as her but I will give it a try in a different format.

I'm still working out the logistics of it but my three interviews will be focused on the artsy side of people.

In so many of the blogs that I read I come across all kinds of people who Fancy themselves as photographers. Well now you will have the chance to showcase your stuff along with my interview.

In the next couple of days I will figure out exactly how and what I'm going to ask from you, to try and pick the three people to interview.

So keep checking my blog and be thinking about what photos you might submit for your chance at Blogger fame!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Springer here I come!!!

Definition of a nervous wreck:

A man who has a house and a truck payment, a wife and a girlfriend……

And they are all a month late!!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Can i tell you how much i love my sister. She makes me laugh every time i talk to her. I just got off the phone with her, i had to tell her about a pending interview i just did with one of her favorite bloggers. Needless to say she is just a little bit jealous about this. I wanted to wait and surprise her but i can't hold anything back. So heres to you little sister. Keep the laughs coming and eat your heart out when you read my interview.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Kids

I love her eyes

Big bad David is 5

The Ipod Generation!

My future Model

Stupid people!!

I find the parallel interesting in this article and I agree that these are challenges that this great country faces, but it was one of the comments made by the readers that gave me a good laugh. I love stupid people!!!

The Financial Times report on a recent speech by David Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office, is getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere because of the parallels he drew between the United States today and the fall of the Roman Empire more than 1,500 years ago.
Here's the entire speech, which touches on a range of financial problems that the comptroller general, a non-partisan official, has been emphasizing for the last two years. An excerpt:
America is a great nation, probably the greatest in history. But if we want to keep America great, we have to recognize reality and make needed changes. As I mentioned earlier, there are striking similarities between America’s current situation and that of another great power from the past: Rome.The Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years, but only about half that time as a republic. The Roman Republic fell for many reasons, but three reasons are worth remembering: declining moral values and political civility at home, an overconfident and overextended military in foreign lands, and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government. Sound familiar? In my view, it’s time to learn from history and take steps to ensure the American Republic is the first to stand the test of time.Please don’t misunderstand my message today. Things are far from hopeless. Yes, it’s going to take some difficult choices on a range of issues. But I’m convinced America will rise to the challenge, just as we did during World War II and other difficult times.What’s needed now is leadership. The kind of leadership that leads to meaningful and lasting change has to be bipartisan and broad-based. Character also counts. We need men and women with courage, integrity, and creativity. Leaders who can partner for progress and are committed to truly and properly discharging their stewardship responsibilities.But leadership can’t just come from Capitol Hill or the White House. Leadership also needs to come from Main Street.It’s time for the three most powerful words in our Constitution—“We the people”—to come alive. As I said earlier, the American people are going to have to become better informed and involved as we head toward the 2008 elections. And the next President, whoever he or she may be, and whichever party he or she represents, should be prepared to use the bully pulpit of the Oval Office to push needed reforms. If these things happen, we have a real chance to turn things around and better position ourselves for the future.

wilmerb wrote: 35m ago
Rome fell because of lead poisoning. Their wine, food, and almost all cooking utensils had unbelieveable amounts of lead in them.. I am sure it was in more than that. Go to WebMD and see what high levels of lead poisoning can do to a person much less thousands of people. Society fell apart because of it. Comparing Rome and the USA is just plain stupid. It is Apple and Oranges being compared.I do agree that America needs to not overextend the military and reform some spending policies along with social ones. However, Rome is not the model to compare to.

Friday, August 10, 2007

My Brother

Jimmy came over last night to borrow one of my cameras for vacation. He called about a half hour before to let me know of his pending arrival. As soon as I hung up the phone with him i started to think of all the things i could show him when he made it to my house. It was like my best friend was coming over to play and hang out with me. My question is this? When did my brother and myself become such good friends? If you knew the two of us during our high school years you would be amazed that one of us is not dead today. I could hardly wait to leave the house for my mission because i knew i wouldn't have to see him for two years, and then on top of that when I got home he would leave shortly there after for his mission. Some where over the years we have grown close and i love it. There are still time that he drive me through the roof, but more often than not we really get along and for that I'm grateful. Anyway he came over and I had to show him everything, from my Hotwheels to a show i bought on Itunes to a song I recorded on the TV to the new kitchen table I'm building for my wife. I love my brother and I'm so glad we learned how become friends. Can't wait until the next time he comes over to my house, maybe he will have enough time to play a couple of rounds with me on my computer.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I wonder IF anyone remembers my dad but us?

I wonder IF people remember my mother lost her soul mate of 30+ years?

I think too myself what IF he where here today, would he be proud of me?

I wonder IF he didn't leave us would anything have changed?

I will always wonder IF more could have been done to prevent his passing?

I wonder IF the doctors did all they could for him or did they just write him off?

Just some of the IF's I have. I miss you dad and I wish you were here today. IF I could, I would love to see you again and give you a hug and tell you I love you.


Monday, July 2, 2007

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Listen up ladys!!!

10 Compliments That Wow a Man
Posted by David Zinczenko

From an early age, men get hammered with the same message about how to treat women: More compliments, more listening, more romance. That's all well and good, as it should be. But sometimes, especially as relationships progress, men can also feel on the short-end of the fawning stick: Nearly 70 percent of men say they wish they received more regular compliments from their partner. I'm not suggesting that every guy has to be coddled and cuddled with verbal roses, but every once in a while, it's nice to throw one his way. While guys aren't particularly amped by compliments like "nice eyes" or "you're so beautiful," there are a few, simple things a woman can say to a man that really get him going. To wit:

"Your arms are definitely looking bigger."
Men can be just as paranoid about the way their bodies look as women can be. In fact, nearly 90 percent of men in a national Men, Love & Sex survey say there's at least one body part they'd like to change (42 percent saying they want a new gut). While men don't necessarily want women to lie if they're out of shape, it never hurts to notice he's looking good -- or at least trying to look better.

"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha."
Guys spend all of high school, the better part of the work day, and at least 12 times a day via e-mail trying to make people laugh. Because men value their sense of humor as one of their most important qualities, a hearty, genuine laugh is as flattering as it gets.

Doesn't matter whether it comes as he's getting undressed or after you've finished having sex, this short, sweet word (best done in a whisper) may just be the ultimate ego-stroke. A picture may say a thousand words, but this three-letter word sums up roughly 10,000 of them.

"You the man."
Guys hear this all the time. From other guys. They hear it at work, on the golf course, and when one dude from the group buys the beer. But if it comes from a woman -- no matter the context -- the message is that, hey, we're buddies, too. Which is actually pretty darn sexy.

"The kids just adore you."
More than 50 percent of men say that their families -- more so than work and salary -- are what defines them most as men. So when a woman affirms that he's a familial hero, it's a compliment that stretches way beyond anything you could ever say about his haircut.

"What do you think?"
We've all seen it a million times with long-married couples: They engage in cerebral power struggles, where neither can concede on anything -- whether it's the best way to move a piece of furniture or the fastest way to reach the interstate. I'm not saying that men should have the only say in decisions, but some guys do feel like they actually have very little.

"Cute feet."
Typically, it doesn't matter much to men if women like a part of their body that they don't control, like their eyes, jawline, or body hair. And typically, guys care for the word "cute" about as much as Paris cares for the penal system. One exception: The part of the body that is classified as being especially gross. Tell a guy he has good feet, and somehow he takes it as a double-bagger compliment -- that you not only like his genetics, but also that you appreciate he can keep himself better groomed than the rest of the gnarly-nailed heathens out there.

The stats show that 61 percent of men think their partners aren't sexually adventurous enough. While a feline one-liner doesn't automatically qualify as adventurous, it does show a bit of inhibition, and the message is one he likes to hear: That perhaps he's brought a little bit of the animal out of you.

Guys love feats. They love accomplishments. They love being acknowledged for their strength, power, and, simply, their masculinity. So a well-timed observation like this one -- whether it comes after he carries a TV to the family room or figures out a way to fix the pipes without having to call the plumber -- feeds into his need to feel like the family protector.

"I want you."
Women don't need to go on about a guy's eyes or hair or clothes. What a guy really wants to hear is that he's the total package, and this acknowledgement of that -- whether it's referring to bedroom behavior or relationship stability -- is the ultimate compliment of them all.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


We all have gone to our local circle K and partaken of the fountain drinks. Have you ever really looked in the bottom of the fountain and noticed all the used ice and different colors it was because of the variety of stuff being dumped into it? Well yesterday we went to QT to get a drink and quench our thrust on the hot summer day. The kids where deciding what they wanted while Jenn and I got ours. While we where at the counter putting our lids on I noticed Sarah crunching on some ice, I looked at her and asked what she was doing and she said look dad free ice, as she grabbed from the catchall at the bottom of the fountain. Needless to say we immediately put a stop to that and made her drink a gallon of bleach when we got home. I'm still grossed out about this.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


What can I say about my Mom that hasn't already been said. I love her and i'm proud to be her son. Thank you mom for all you do. It goes beyond the little things you do like dinners, gifts, or watching our kids it's knowing you are there when we need you and you can't put a price on that. I Love you Mom and I hope you have a Great Mothers day.


Monday, May 7, 2007

Friends and Family

We had the chance to camp this weekend with my Brother and best friend. It was just like old times except we no have kids of our own. How they let the three of us procreat i'll never know, but needless to say we seem to be doing something right. Our sons had a great time and so did we. Lets hope there are many more like this one. These pictures above are some we did at about 11 at night. Needles to say our creative sides where showing just a bit.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


I hope i have the same relationship with my daughters as my dad did with my sisters. The bond they share has help them through so much. I pray that i will be like him and show them what a good father is supposed to be.

Cooooooper and Red

Just some shoots at our last family outing at the park. I love Cooper this kid rocks.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


My family, My life, My Paradise, "Surely this must be what heaven is like"


Although it looks like are days of vacationing in Newport may have come to an end, I will always have it in my heart. So many of our summers have been spent there, so many emotions rush to the front of my mind. But one story in particular will always be my favorite.
It was the summer of 1987 what a great year. I was heading in to my senior year at high school and looking forward to this vacation with my friends and family. One evening my dad and I went down to the fun zone to just hang out and play some video games together. It seemed we didn't get a chance to do much together any more so this was a little extra special. We played for a couple of hours and even got a balboa bar together then we deiced to go from there to the pier. On the way there dad changed his mind and wanted to head home so I told him I would see him later and headed off to the pier. I love the end of the pier, I know I know it smells like dead fish most of the time, but at the edge if you stand just close enough and look strait forward you can almost feel like you are hovering over the ocean. It's a great alone place if you ever need to just think. After my time time there i headed back to the house. Upon my return my mom and dad were outside waiting for me. Dad said did they find you, and i said who? The girls. What girls? I thought he was talking about some of our Friends that had come along on our trip. I said no i did see them what were they going to do? Then he said now not them some strange girls form the arcades. After we split up these girls followed dad home, Why they followed him home and not me to the pier i will never know, but they wanted to know if i had a girlfriend and how long i was here for. Dad told them i was on the pier or on my was back to the house and that they would come across me if they hurried. So the turned around to never be heard from of seen again. I think one of two things happened. 1 they worked up all there courage to talk to dad only to find out he was my dad then being so embarrassed they didn't want to talk to me. Or 2 Dad made up this story to build my confidence, but he swore to the day that he died that this was the true story. If it was just made up to help me feel better about my self dad it worked. I remember being so excited about that, that a strange girl wanted to talk to me, that was really cool. This is on of a million reasons why i will never forget Newport beach.

Friday, March 23, 2007


As most of you know i ride the bus to and from work. Now I'd like to say i do this to help the environment but the main reason I do is I don't want to pay $3 a gallon for gas. This is another story for another day. I've always had very interesting rides to and from work on these buses but one in particular happened yesterday.

The afternoon bus is usually the most interesting bus of the day. It was raining outside so the buses windows where shut and the genius bus drive didn't have the air on so things where getting a little rank on the bus. With every stop more and more people would get on, remember it's raining outside so everyone wants the bus. About half way through my ride someone in the back yells TURN THE AIR ON!!! SOMEONE HERE HAS STINKY FEET!!! He is in the back of the bus looking forward, a young Hispanic fellow with his pregnant girlfriend where in the middle of the bus with me standing up in the isle. Now remember this guy in the back is facing forward looking forward he has no choice but to look our way. The Hispanic fellow thinks he is talking to him when he yells stinky feet so this Hispanic guy starts to threaten him as he is reaching down to his shorts trying to pull something out. the guy in the back is now trying to stand up to get to this guy and do who knows what to him.(did i forget to tell you I'm sitting right in front of the Hispanic fellow) At this point I'm staring to question why i ride the bus everyday. So it looks like there is going to be an old fashion ass whooping on the bus right in front of me. (Good times!!) Then i realize the Hispanic fellow is not just playing with himself as he grabs at his pants but he's pulling out his gun.(yeehaw) Now i think, so this is how I'm going to leave this world from a gun shoot by an idiot that thinks someone said he had stinky feet. Lucky me!! But then fate intervenes and this Hispanic fellows 5' 1" pregnant girlfriend turns around to the guy in the back and yells "YOU STUPID WHITE CRACKER ASS#*%@ SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP" then she turns to her pistol wielding boyfriend and say "SIT YOUR SORRY MEXICAN ASS DOWN I DON'T WANT TO GET KICKED OF THE BUS IN THE RAIN." I never thought an angel would come in the form of a 5'1" pregnant woman with a tattoo of Jesus holding a smoking gun in his hand on her right shoulder would save my life or at least save me from serious injury. So thank you to my angel for saving my life on the bus.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The good life

I love the mountains and would jump at the chance to live there. Mostly because I could take pictures like this all the time. Photography is a wonderful way to express your self. Leonardo had his canvas and I have my Nikon,

My baby girl

My baby girl and my challenge in life. She will test me to the end. But I love her!!
Finely a picture I'm proud of. I'm always too critical of my own shots until this one came along. At last a cure for my sickness. I hope some day I'm known for pictures like this.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Here goes nothing!!!

I'll see how long this lasts. I'm not to confident in my abilities to express my sole like so many of you do. What my brain thinks and what my hands type are normally two different things. I might just be more inclined to post my pictures and let you pick them apart. There will be the occasional political rant that I am prone too, but other than that please don't expect much.

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken