Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hello, I'm Your Crazy Psychiatric Nurse

The events in this story took place around 1990. I was working at Capistrano by Sea Hospital, which was a free standing psychiatric hospital. I filled out an application for a job at another local psych hospital. I called a few times to speak to the director of nurses and never got her. I finally got an appointment set up by her secretary. When I went into her office, the first thing she said to me was, “We’ve been playing phone tag for days now, haven’t we?’
I replied, “ Since you never called me I don’t think tag describes it.”
And she said, “I guess you don’t really want a job, do you?”
“I don’t want to work for someone who lies to my face,” was my snappy comeback.
And this summarizes my working life. I worked regularly for many, many years. But it was very much because I tended to stay away from such situations. I mainly worked nights and weekends. And often avoided staff meetings since someone with my tendencies might end up saying something stupid. And I was tolerated since I was dependable, hard working and usually wanted only what was best for my patients. Though concern for one’s patients welfare isn’t always the way into nursing management’s heart.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oh, No She Didn't!!

Sorry for not overtly celebrating earth day. I think old farts like me have difficulty respecting a holiday that wasn't celebrated every year when we were children. I also think that if the purveyors of carbon offsets want me to advertise for them, they should cut me in on the profits.
Below is an article I copied exactly from American Renaissance It was too good to pass up.

The African Queen

When black congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas first came to Washington, she railed against the privileges of the elite. The American people, she said in her maiden floor speech, “want to know that the days of free meals and free trips and special privileges are over… As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain.”
That was back in 1995. Now, although she lives perhaps 200 paces from the Capitol, Miss Lee has herself driven to work in a government car chauffeured by a government employee. Sometimes the car waits in front of her apartment building 20 or 30 minutes, blocking traffic, while she gets ready. The trip is so short she sometimes doesn’t bother with a seat belt, but when she is in a hurry, she has the driver put on hazard lights and run through stop lights. House regulations forbid the use of government transport for commuting. Congressmen are allowed to run red lights if they are likely to be late for a floor vote, but Miss Lee has been known to do it more than an hour before the next vote. It remains to be seen whether the House Ethics Committee will investigate.
The congresswoman has also made such a pest of herself with Continental Airlines they refuse to do business with her. She used to reserve several flights at different times on the same day, and just take the one that suited her, not bothering to cancel the others. She was also rude to the flight attendants. Once, after boarding a plane she suddenly became convinced she had left her purse in the boarding area. She ran back to get it, but the plane pushed back from the gate before she could get back on. She demanded that it come back for her, and when officials told her FAA regulations do not permit a return to the gate, she shouted about racism and demanded to see a supervisor. On another occasion, when her seafood special did not appear at mealtime, she screamed at the top of her lungs: “Don’t you know who I am?” I’m Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!” Apparently, this went on for a full minute, to the astonishment of her fellow passengers. This was too much for Continental, which mailed her a copy of the Delta schedule.

Jon Stewart on ABC Debate - One

Jon Stewart on ABC Debate - Two

Jon Stewart on ABC Debate - Three

Dana Perino and Jon Stewart

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Littlest Moonbat

I got this from a comment on Hot Air from doubleplusundead. Just more documentation of the decline of civilization.

The Candidate of Change and Unity

If present trends continue, Democrats soon will be treating Democrats as shabilly as they do Republicans. They will be saying, "She lied to get us into an election." And, "He's the worst candidate in history. And he won't do anything for the children." And the accusation that will speak to the soul of left wing Democrats, "A vote for him/her is a vote for America. Only you can stop this."

A Daily Show in Berkeley

Berkeley was named for the philosopher who asked, "If a tree falls in the forrest and no one hears it am I still a racist if I don't vote for Obama?"

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ella sings

Sarah Vaughn - Perdido

Till Death do us part

I wanna be like you

Another Disney classic.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Viper Mad


Honky Tonk Train Blues

Meade Lux Lewis - Low Down Dog

Black Bottom Dance

Cakewalk Dance Clips

Noble Sissle and His Orchestra

At Last

1940's Cheesecake Adult Film #2 not Porn

Like They Do It In Harlem - Hip Hop from the 1940's


Anita O'Day - Take The

The Irish lady wants to go to Haarlem?

Gene Krupa - Let me off uptown

That's Charlie Ventura: the sax on the far left in front.

jazz legends


Carmen McRae - The Very Thought of you

Jambalaya - Hank Williams

Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'

Patsy Cline - Faded Love. ( Slide Show )

Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas - I'm Hog Tied Over You

Tennessee Waltz - Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline - San Antonio Rose

John Coltrane - Central Park West

Isfahan Photos


Charlie Ventura in Concert.( AUDIO ONLY )

Charlie was a patient of mine a little over a year before he died. Charlie was one of the kindest, friendliest people I've ever known. After he left our hospital he went to Amsterdam to do some concerts. I was very surprised when he sent me a post card from Amsterdam. Little old me: I guess he was aware of how much I liked him and his music.

Betty Grable Pin-Up Girl

Betty Grable-Cesar Romero-Harry James

Harry James - - You Made Me Love You

Artie Shaw - Star Dust

I've always thought this was the most beautiful American popular song ever written. The melody is tasteful but also emotionally stirring. The lyrics have a surface charm. The meaning seems definite at first but closer inspection reveals it to be a dream-like collection of star dust.

Jo Stafford - Begin the Beguine

Alice Faye - Blue Skies - Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band -Bunk Johnson

Lonesome Road - Bunk Johnson

BUNK JOHNSON - Sister Kate

Sister Kate Blues by Sydney Bechet


Paul Whiteman with Bix: Lonely Melody


Thursday, April 17, 2008


How Long Has Thing Been Going On - Ben Webster

Leon Redbone - Shine On, Harvest Moon

Leon Redbone's Bud's For You

Leon Redbone - Melancholy Baby

Diana Krall Trio - Boulevard of broken dreams (live)

Diana Krall - They Can't Take That Away From Me

Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin'

Billie Holiday - Good Morning Heartache

Much of her life she couldn't perform publicly in NYC because of some heroin possession charges. Governments can have irrational priorities.

Billie Holiday 1959 'Please Dont Talk About Me'

She's the ONE.

The Donkey Pen! Episode 1 - Clonie vs Vanessa

Phil Ivey pwning Daniel Negreanu

Sam Farha AA vs Jamie Gold KK on HSP Season 4 Part 1

Madonna Goes to Compton

HUNG UP is the name of this video.

Democrats Don't Always Love Democrats??

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I was looking at a Nokia internet tablet with a view to buying one. I went to their website to do some research. The site looked good but worked slowly and jerkily. I tried to leave a comment about their site but they wanted unnecessary information and demanded agreement to terms of use for me to just send an email to their customer service department. All of this led me to believe that their customer service would not be very committed to customer service. I would recommend that Nokia not be patronized so that their negative, anti-consumer behavior will not be reinforced.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I ran across this comment at Ace of Spades HQ yesterday. It was kinda funny and made sense. So here it is.

Liberals' reality can now be defined as:
anything Obama says it is (even if he didn't actually mean what you think he said).
Posted by: Gunless at April 12, 2008 09:44 PM (KIah1)

Of course, it made sense since I'd just been reading a lot of liberals explaining that Obama's comments about small town Pennslyvanians didn't mean what people thought they meant but what it obviously meant was too true to deserve discussion and why didn't I take my bitter ass to an Obama rally and get healed.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Two Legs Bad, Four Legs Good Takes Over CSPAN

Yesterday I caught the end of a program on CSPAN. It was a guy named Nicholson Baker talking about a book he had written about World War II. At the bottom of the screen it said that he is an historian. I’ve looked around the web and it seems he’s actually a novelist. But CSPAN seems to have an ungodly fear or misunderstanding of novelists and might not have known what else to do with this guy.
He said that “people” said that if oil to Japan was cut off that the Japanese would answer with war. And just before Pearl Harbor Roosevelt said oil to Japan was to be cut off. Baker argued that this made it obvious that Pearl Harbor was Roosevelt’s fault. The Japanese bore no responsibility for Pearl Harbor? Are nonwhites capable of moral responsibility? How incredibly insulting and racist. But I think there is something else at work here. American intellectuals have a lemming-like drive to attack America in any way they can. They will strain logic and evidence to strike one more blow for . . . I’m not sure exactly. Call it their hobby horse of America hate.
I can’t watch very much CSPAN any more because there is so much of this empty, baseless pathological hate set out as valid contributions to intelligent discourse. “Two legs bad, four legs good,” would be laughed at but CSPAN has no problem with, “white man bad, brown man good.” Go figure.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Ann Coulter vs. Michael Moore

So in the outrageous pundit lottery, we got Ann Coulter and they got Michael Moore. Let’s see, she’s witty. He’s a painfully boring fraud. She’s a leggy blonde. He’s a morbidly obese, unshaven slob. She occasionally says something shocking. He constantly says stuff that’s laughably absurd.
If I was on the left, I’d be mad too.

I found this in an old file on my hard drive. I wish I remembered where it came from so I could give proper credit. But I thought it was too funnny to not post it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Do Superdelegates Want to Evade Responsibility?

The more people express themselves the more uncomfortable the Democrats get with the whole democratic process. The longer the Democratic primary season goes on, the more talking heads want the torture of democracy to end.
And it is becoming more and more obvious that the final decision will be up to the superdelegates. And the superdelegates don’t want to have to accept responsibility. The smart ones want to hang back and get as much as they can out of the process but they sure don’t want to face the ire of the loser. Especially since it seems that the losers are going to be way more pissed than usual this year.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Surrender Donkeys

A couple of weeks ago I saw a moronic Democratic politician on TV. He had a very self satisfied air as he argued against the war in Iraq. He seemed to feel that, to prove the war wrong he needed only to show that people had died or been injured, period. And I think this is at the core of all of the lefties’ arguments: nothing is worth fighting or dying for so if someone has fought or died their cause is wrong. Most of them dress it up fancier but this is the core. They are antiAmerican only accidently: they would be against anything that would require bother or sacrifice. And they wouldn’t speak against jihadis because that might cause them bother or sacrifice. They are perpetual children trying to act like adults without knowing how.
By this measure we lost WW I and WW II. We had many dead and wounded in each: a sure sign it wasn't worth it. I guess the significant question to this guy is: "Where can I surrender and can I do it faster than Hillary or Barry?"