Wednesday, October 31, 2012

General Manager, as They Say, is History

General manager canned. Not a real big surprise. He was not a very positive character. Always seemed like he was hiding something. Maybe the board members found it.

Quote of the Day

Walt Whitman
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
Walt Whitman

Things Not to Say During Sex

  • This is more complicated than I thought.
  • Do you accept VISA?
  • What was your name again?
  • Maybe we should turn off the lights?
  • Do you know much about sexually transmitted diseases?

Peever Law #63

Revenge will never be sufficient to mend a broken heart.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Are You a Weenie or a Warrior?

  • Do you let others do your thinking for you?  Weenie
  • Do you stand up and say what is in your heart? Warrior
  • Do you kill from a distance?  Weenie
  • Are you willing to make an effort to understand and compromise with your enemies?  Warrior
  • Is you life guided by ideology and dogma?  Weenie
  • Is you life guided by your bliss?  Warrior
  • Do you strike out and despise those who are different from you?  Weenie
  • Do you stay open-minded and tolerant of different ideas and lifestyles?  Warrior
  • Do you allow others to control you through fear and intimidation?  Weenie
  • Can you differentiate bullshit from fact?  Warrior
As the old saying goes: He that will be a wennie will eventually whine himself to death. The warrior will one day understand his or her place among all things, stand with his or her head held high, be able to say, screw you, without any reservation.

Peever Law #86

Don't believe everything you think.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The E-mail

Someone E-mailed me telling me that liberals were suppose to be nice. Where the hell did they get that from?

Gonna Live Out Loud

This ain't the time to be sitting back holding our tongues. We are on the verge of becoming a right-wing, isolationist, fearful dictatorial, theocratic, second world power. It is time to let our voices be heard. Now is the time to demand our individual rights, to put corporate America in its place, to demand our troops be returned home, to call for a government for us, not against us. This election will be a defining ground: Are we going to believe the fear mongering, hateful right-wing Republicans, or will we remain steadfast in our resolve to include everyone in our democracy, not just the chosen few? The game is on.

Campaign Rhetoric Vs. Reality Checks | Common Dreams

Campaign Rhetoric Vs. Reality Checks | Common Dreams

An excellent discussion.

Peever Law #45

The truth is like water: It's hard to grasp and easy to contaminate.

A Liberals Ten Commandments

  1. The rights of the individual are to be protected at all cost. Sometime this becomes very difficult.
  2. Do unto others with kindness and compassion, understanding full-well that this does not always work out.
  3. Question "conventional wisdom" as positively as you can. This is called "positive doubt."
  4. Try to understand that your mind is not the epitome of reality. There are other ways to live and do business, currently over 6 billion of them.
  5. Harming people in order to make money or gain "power" is never a good idea and a poor path for human beings to walk.
  6. Big business will not conduct itself in an honorable way without oversight. Corporations are not humans insofar as they do not have emotions. They are cold-blooded. Unlimited profit is always the outcome of uncontrolled capitalism.
  7. Any program that helps people rise up out of misery and despair is a program worth funding.
  8. Religion and politics don't mix. The selling of religion is not a holy matter. It is right-wing Republican ideology.
  9. Liberal means open-minded, understanding, generous, charitable, progressive, requiring the government to help all citizens, not just the chosen few. Conservative means closed-minded, orthodox, traditional, tightly dogmatic, unyielding, requiring the government to help only the rich. I happen to find liberalism more in touch with the human spirit.
  10. When liberalism is excessive, it generally will cost us a lot of money. When right-wing conservatism is excessive, it generally will cost us our freedoms and a whole lot of suffering. I feel it is an honor to be called a liberal, and will walk that path above the other until I die. Besides, the other is currently too well tread with right-wing stooges.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

Harry S. Truman
“The Republicans believe in the minimum wage -- the more the minimum, the better.”
Harry S. Truman

Ways to Explain The Downward Trend in Humanity

  1. Blame the monkeys. If that don't work, blame the politicians. But I repeat myself.
  2. It could be the fluoride in the water.
  3. I personally think things started going to hell when Jack Benny died.
  4. Wal-Mart.
  5. Too many people, not enough disease.
  6. Perfumed toilet paper. Makes even assholes smell good.
  7. The decline of intelligent sperm.
  8. The increasing gap between the rich and the poor. And the rich and the richer.
  9. We got too many right-wing Republicans with too many crazy ideas.
  10. If it's not the monkeys, the fluoride, Wal-Mart,  the right-wing Republicans,, or perfumed toilet paper, then it must be, oh forget it, I'm pretty sure it's the right-wing Republicans.

Peever Law #56

Power is a very gentle thing.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Peever Law #52

The best way to lose weight is to not eat so much.

Ladies, Don't Fall for Moderate Mitt! | Common Dreams

Ladies, Don't Fall for Moderate Mitt! | Common Dreams

If a woman votes for Mitt and Ryan, she should have a sex change operation.

Quote of the Day

Mahatma Gandhi
“God has no religion.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Peever Law #43

Drinking is an oxymoron. The more you drink, the bigger the moron gets.

Some Things You Should Have Learned by Age 65

  • Don't skimp on the toilet paper.
  • Never take a laxative and a sleeping pill at the same time.
  • Old men fall for younger women. Old women get even.
  • Never lick a steak knife.
  • Life insurance is a no win situation.
  • If someone is nice to you, but not to the waitress, dump them.
  • Marriage is not a fairy tale, it's an ordeal.
  • No matter what you think about growing old, or how many hair implants you have, or how much plastic surgery you get, it's still going to happen. Don't make yourself look ridiculous in the process. Sixty-five should not look like 45.
  • Not every day is going to be good.
  • Simplify as much as you can. The less complicated, the better.
  • Time is the most precious asset you got. Use it wisely.
  • Politicians are only as good, or bad, as the people who elect them.
  • Bad happens, sorrow abounds, disasters occur, but you can still chose to live happily.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Five Things You Can Always Count On

1. Your taxes will always go up.
2. On a bus, train, plane, the person sitting next to you will always be a moron.
3. When washing socks, one always comes up missing. (I saw the little bastard that takes them on a commercial the other day.)
4. As soon as the warranty is up, it will break.
5. When you’re super hungry for, willing to die for, willing to kill for, that one special treat you like to indulge yourself with, they will be out of it.

Peever Law #72

Every generation has its issues. None deserves a whole lot of praise.

Quote of the Day

Noam Chomsky
“I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.”
Noam Chomsky

Peever Law #69

If you are rich and want to get richer, you are the worst kind of human being.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weik's Happy Hour of Faith

Weik's Happy Hour does not promote down-and-out, sorry assed, moaning and groaning, hell and damnation sermons. Ours is an hour (in keeping with ministers who always talk too much, it's really only a half-hour) of uplifting, get it on, ready-fire-aim, praying as a state of life, not an asking for, let's get it on, spiritual building, positive, come as your are, leave as your will, revival. Or maybe survival. At any rate, there will be plenty of cheap advice. You'll get what you pay for. You want cheap crap, go to China. Here, for a one-hundred dollar bill in the offering plate, you'll get some serious down-home advice. You need some advice on an affair you are having, no problem. I'll tell your wife or husband that the devil made you do it. If they don't buy that, we'll exorcise that demon right out of you. Problem solving. That's what we're all about. You got it, we'll get rid of it. Barking dog, rotten neighbor, mean old bill collector. Your kid got trouble with a bully? No problem. You get the right amount in the offering plate, God will answer your prayers. If that ain't good enough, the ushers will help, when necessary. So stop on by. We got a pre-Christmas special going on. Sermon and guaranteed prayer answering for $85. Where else you gonna get religion like that?

A Bird! A Plane! Or a Domestic US Drone? | Common Dreams

A Bird! A Plane! Or a Domestic US Drone? | Common Dreams

More government crap. I hope you can sleep better.


  • is a life well lived.
  • is having what you need and giving away the rest.
  • does not come from money or possessions.
  • doesn't reside at the bottom of a bottle or in the illusion of a drug high.
  • has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with the dance surrounding it.
  • is wearing a hat that fits and socks that match.
  • surrounds those who live within themselves.
  • is having a lot of friends and fewer things.
  • Some days happiness is just waking up and realizing you get one more chance to get it right.

Peever Law #48

When you color outside the lines, there are always repercussions.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I probably cast the only Democratic vote at Summit Bank to date.
                                                       And proud of it.

Misinformed Republicans

I continue to hear people cry about all the welfare money for people who are dependent on the government. While I do agree that there are some families that have been on welfare from generation to generation, the amounts are so small that it is almost laughable. Most welfare recipients are non‑black, adult, single mothers, who are on welfare less than two years at a time. To think otherwise is to be misinformed. And misinformed is what right-wing Republicans hope you are.

Quote of the Day

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Peever Law #38

If a nuclear bomb goes off, don't bother hiding under your desk.

Circle Yes or No

  1. Do you think drilling en every corner of the United States will make us any less dependent on oil?    Y    N
  2. Do you think God ordains war and blesses America before any other country?    Y      N
  3. Do you believe the creation story is factual and should be taught in school?   Y     N
  4. Do you think English should be made America's official language?   Y      N
  5. Do you think men should be telling women what to do with their bodies?   Y     N
  6. Are you happy with a right-wing, Republican, male dominated, Supreme Court?  Y    N
  7. Do you think abstinence should be the only thing taught in school as a way to avoid pregnancy?  Y    N
  8. Do you think the International Criminal Court and the United Nations are bad for the United States and should not be supported?   Y     N
  9. Do you believe corporations should be viewed as individuals?    Y    N
  10. Do you think social security should be cut and privatized?   Y    N
  11. Do you think our health-care system is adequate to meet the needs of every citizen?   Y    N
  12. Are you against government regulations?    Y    N    
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, hopefully you won't vote. If you must, you're going to want to vote Republican, since this pretty much sums up their party platform.

The Debate

Romney showed why it would be a good idea to not vote for him. He'll just about say anything for votes. The level of his understanding of foreign policy is scary. I frankly don't think that he has a chance in hell at winning. The media has called it close, but I think that's the owners of the media talking. I have him losing in the popular vote and the electoral college, by numbers that will surprise our right-wing, Republican patriots. In fact, I'm headed to vote early right now. I'll probably be the only Democratic vote in the area we live in. Just my luck. Filled with right-wing Republicans, in it only for themselves. Hopefully, I'm going to get the last laugh.

Monday, October 22, 2012

McGovern: He Never Sold His Soul | Common Dreams

McGovern: He Never Sold His Soul | Common Dreams

George McGovern, a true American patriot.

It Matters Where You Come From

 My grandfather was one of my best friends when I was growing up. We hunted, fished, and gardened together. I think what made me think about him was the fact that I grew kohlrabi in my garden this year. I pulled one out, peeled it, and ate it with salt the other day, just like my grandfather and I used to do. He was an underground coal miner. Tough as nails in his younger days. He told me they would go underground before the sun came up, and surface after the sun went down, for days at a time. That kind of work takes its toll. When they got a day or two off, him and the guys would drink. He said he did things that he wasn't proud of when he was drinking, but he never elaborated, nor did I ever ask what they might have been. My grandmother and mother also never said. I don't think they wanted to taint our relationship. The only thing he ever said to me was to not let alcohol ever influence my behavior, which it ends up I have been fairly successful at. My grandfather was an early union supporter. He understood how badly the company exploited them. They lived in a company house, bought company groceries, and when needed, got company loans at high interest rates. He said most of your paycheck was spent before you got it. At times, you owed them. He had trouble with that. For his union support, he received a broken back and a burnt down house. He never worked after that broken back. He laid on a piece of plywood for six months, then had an ulcer burst, which nearly killed him. As long as I knew him, he did odd jobs, like mowing lawns and painting. He was a slight man, not weighing any more than 100 pounds. He never said anything about the broken back, but I heard others say it was not an accident. Carts and donkeys were used to pull the coal out of the mine shaft back then. It was said one of the carts was cut free, and the cart hit my grandfather on the way back down the shaft. The company called it an accident, which apparently caused quite a commotion among the works. The miners refused to work for several weeks. Anyway, my grandfather never said anything about the incident. He did always say you have to take responsibility for the things you do. I think he was warning me to take up issues with caution and approach them carefully, because your actions will affect more people than yourself. It ended up my father died before my grandfather. We were sitting in his back shed not long after my father died when he said he wished he had died rather than my father. How much more of a friend could I have had, willing to die to make my life easier? He died about 6 months later. His body just wore out. I was 19.

Peever Law #44

Given the laws of probability, it's likely that somewhere in the universe there are beings dumber than ourselves.

Quote of the Day

"A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing things men have always done. If a war story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from a larger waste, then you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie."     Tim O' Brian

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peever Law #39

It doesn't hurt to want, but eventually you have to pay for it.

Jim Hightower | Happy hour for craft brews

Jim Hightower | Happy hour for craft brews

Beer tastes better when it's locally brewed.

Peever Law #36

If you have to run around telling people about your religion, you're doing something wrong.

The Fine Art of Negotiating a Buy

  • Never fall in love with what it is you're buying.
  • The person doing the selling needs to sell the product for a whole host of desperate reasons. Seldom is it that you really need to purchase it. (Toilet paper might be the exception).
  • The first price you offer should be ridiculously low, just like theirs will be ridiculously high.
  • The price of everything is negotiable. 
  • If the price is non-negotiable, walk away. Someone else has exactly the same thing.
  • Look the person straight inn the eyes and say, "Look, here's the deal." Don't hesitate, waiver, or flinch.
  • Never play the part of the underdog, unless you're good at it.
  • When you've negotiated the price, which should never be the asking price, thank the person. Tell them they're very skilled and you enjoyed sparring with them. You may need to deal with this person again in the future. Start the butter-up.

Quote of the Day

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On War and Peace, George McGovern Will Die Vindicated | Common Dreams

You cannot kill your way to peace.


The most basic of worker rights, the right to organize and represent ourselves, hardly exists today in the workplace. Look no further than Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and Starbucks if you disagree. They all run vigorous anti-union pep rallies for their employees and will close a store before allowing it to unionize. In their search for cheap labor and huge corporate profits, they have moved us forward into the 1800's. And wouldn't you know it, we are now operating on the same level as India, Russia, China, Thailand, and Mexico, competing with them to make the cheapest product possible with the lowest wages imaginable. This is all due to an inherent flaw in capitalism. Theorists are unable, or unwilling, to consider GREED as the capitalists greatest motive. Making excessive profit means you've got to screw someone, and boy, are they getting good at it. It's no different in the Village. Workers are paid less than a living wage and fired at the will of the manager. And unfortunately, most of the residents support this. Of course, most of the residents were in management. Why wouldn't they?

Quote of the Day

John Maynard Keynes
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
John Maynard Keynes

The Rich Vote Romney

I'm seeing more Romney/Ryan signs in the Village. Of course, this is not overly surprising. About all we got are right-wing Republicans. It appears many are worried about themselves and their money, and not much else. In part, I guess that's what the gates are for. Keep out the riff-raff. Puts me in an awkward position. I feel like someone on a raft in the middle of the ocean, with a bunch of sharks circling.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Defeat Romney, Without Illusions about Obama | Common Dreams

Defeat Romney, Without Illusions about Obama | Common Dreams

So be it.

The Women's Vote

A lot of women vote like their husbands, (particularly Republican women), even though it may not be in their best interests. Women have the uncanny ability to think their husbands are smarter than they are about politics and candidates. It is an unfortunate family systems trait. Political party preference usually follows the male linage. Still, as long as you're not voting in a declared party primary, ladies, he'll never know.

A Conversation With The Dark Side

  • Eve would have been better off with the snake.
  • Hell is no further down the road than the first hungry child you meet,  or the homeless person you see on the street, or the lonely shut-win begging for a visitor.
  • Dying is not near as hard as living.
  • Which is worse: A prostitute, a drug dealer, or a fortune 500 CEO?
  • Killing and destruction have always been popular activities among humans.
  • There is no necessity that the human race survive. Time could care less.
  • Which came first: Air, water, or management screwing labor?
  • How did society come to believe that health-care is a privilege rather than a right?
  • If you find yourself in a state of mental confusion, where things just don't add up, my advice to you would be to quit watching the Presidential debates.

Peever Law #28

No matter your status in life, keep your head up and don't be afraid to tell the rich boys to kiss your ass.

Murder Remains Unsolved

It is going on a year since Dawna Natzke's death. I understand there is not enough evidence for the prosecutor to take the case. Probably in part due to the fact that the HSVPD did not excuse themselves from the very beginning. They should have never been involved in the case. Since Dawna was a HSVPD employee, all of the police officers would have been suspects. Murders are all too common at the workplace. I have not heard of any reprimands regarding this blatant oversight, making me wonder just how inefficient this whole case has been handled. When a prosecutor will not take a case, something is wrong.

Today I Don't Feel Like Doing Anything

  • I'm going to sleep till noon, maybe later.
  • Forget it, I ain't answering the phone.
  • The bills can go to hell for all I care.
  • The gutters are full. At least nothing else can get in.
  • The birds will have to feed themselves.
  • The garbage, no, not today.
  • No, I'm not going to wash the car.
  • I might play gold, depending on the weather.
  • I am going to relax and watch the Cardinals. Maybe a hot dog, some popcorn and a beer.
  • There, I did practically nothing today, and I enjoyed it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quote of the Day

John Green
“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
THE MAKING OF A CURMUDGEON (A crusty, ill-tempered and usually, old man; a cantankerous old codger).

*First of all, you need to look mean. Wipe that funny looking politicians smirk off your face.
*If someone is nice to you, immediately grab hold of your wallet.
*You don't take compliments very well because you're trying to peeve everyone off.
*Most ministers make you nervous.
*In the scheme of things, you can't figure out why gynecologists and proctologists don't get arrested.
*You remain skeptical about the virgin birth.
*Evolution makes sense to you because God wouldn't create anything as stupid as most humans.
*You're not much into personal growth, unless it has something to do with the male sex organ.
*You would prefer that females not be allowed in taverns, unless, of course, they are dancing up-front.
*You expect the worst out of people, and you are generally not disappointed.
*It's hard for you to understand how businesses can make so much money and provide such poor service.
It takes a lot of work to become a curmudgeon, and it can be a lonely existence. But that doesn't stop you, because you prefer dogs over humans anyway.

The Tao of Peeverism

  • If you think you can escape the chaos of the world, forget it. The world was born out of chaos and will end out of chaos. In-between, you had better pay attention.
  • People are not willing, or allowed, to work to their greatest potential.
  • Governments wold be wise to minimize expenses by moderating desire and ambition.
  • Anyone who wants to be a leader must be able to chose winners as followers. Those who will be able to utilize everyone's power and determination toward a common goal will be successful.
  • It is far better to Peever someone off than it is to ignore them. When people are complacent, society suffers. When they are upset, they work to make things better.
  • Never underestimate your personal power. But first, you have to find it.
  • Lavish buildings and frenzied profit making are not the signs of a wise society. Feeding the hungry and housing the homeless are.
  • Capitalism uses cunning and deceit to dress up profiteering and imperialism.
  • What is going to war over a lie all about? What is continuing that war, even when the lie has been exposed, all about? It cannot be about democracy and freedom. Those ideals are not born out of lies and deceit.
  • Do not expect yourself to be perfect. After all, you are probably human.
  • Life's three biggest vices: Doing nothing. Being satisfied with doing nothing. And doing something that amounts to nothing.
  • Justice is far more important than profit. Immature people crave profit and ignore justice.
  • People like the good-old-days. They know what to expect because they have already lived them. But try as we may, the good-old-days will not return. That is not the way of the world. These people end up not knowing what is what.
  • You cannot seek spiritual wellness outside of yourself. You will not find it in books or in the words of others. No one needs to tell you of it. IN looking for the Holy, look in a mirror.
  • When your outside behavior does not match your inner wisdom, you have lost your way.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Romney’s Seven Biggest Debate Lies | Common Dreams

Romney’s Seven Biggest Debate Lies | Common Dreams

Seven and counting.

Quote of the Day

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”
Sinclair Lewis

The Presidential Election

The mainstream media has Romney gaining votes among women. Any woman that votes for Romney-Ryan should have a sex change operation.

A Peeverism


Peever Law #35

Never look backward when riding a bike downhill.

Answering The E-mail

Dear Peever: Do you think college athletes should be paid? Rick.
Dear Rick: They are. What do you call free tuition?

Dear Mr. Peever: Do you think there is a way to save the environment? Sally.
Dear Sally: Yes. Eliminate mankind. This can easily be done by hiring Monsanto.

Peever: Under what circumstances would you consider voting Republican? You seem like a staunch Democrat. Carol.
Dear Carol: Being a Democrat is not high on my list. However, voting Republican is not on it at all.

Dear Mr. Peever: What do you consider the most important thing for humans to be doing at this point in our history? Harry.
Dear Harry: For the second time in history, we need to climb out of the primordial ooze.

Dear Peever: How well do you think the welfare to work system has worked? Carl
Dear Carl: Oh, its worked wonders. Now the poor are categorized as the working poor. It's great for McDonald's and Wal-Mart, and rich people. The system provides cheap labor, critical for capitalism to work. It hasn't helped very many.

Mr. Peever: What about the Presidential election?  Harry
Dear Harry: The media is doing their part to portray it as a close race. I got Obama by two lengths.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


No one wants to pay high taxes. Why crap, me grand-dad, back in the 60's, used to say taxes were so high he hardly had any money lift for a bucket of beer. The tea party wants lower taxes and less government. Those are noble sentiments, but reckless ones. I have no quarrels in using our tax dollars in more beneficial ways. Nor would I argue against trimming the bureaucracy and doing away with 20 year government retirement plans. In the process of trimming the government, some of the tea party mouths will be singing another tune when they hit potholes in the streets and their gas guzzling cars disappear. With fewer taxes, and more tax breaks going to the rich, we are going to have to cut social security and do away with medicare. Watch those tea sippers pucker up when that happens. Now certainly, if they want to save some real money and pay lower taxes, we should do away with most of the military. Fifty plus percent of the federal budget goes to support the military and all those retired generals. You talk about savings. But in the end, I somehow doubt that saving money and lowering taxes and less government is really at the heart of their patriotic revelry. I think they are stuck in their own delusions of yesteryear, somehow thinking that if we could only go backward instead of forward, things would be better. They think if we all dressed up in the suits of our founding fathers, with the fancy wigs and all, maybe this country would get itself back on track. I think they are sweetening their tea with huge does of faulty memory and misguided sentiment.


The best places to live are always the most expensive and filled with Republicans.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Advice For The Presidential Debate

Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

Born Yet Again

I been spending too much time down South. A lot of talk about being born again. I don't know, I guess its alright. Most the people I hear tell of being born again really needed it. The first time around didn't go too good. They usually screwed up pretty bad. I suppose the notion of being able to clean you slate is not a bad one, although I think it would be a better idea to clean up your messes in this realm, not the next. Apologize, change your behavior, see a therapist, do better. That would seem to be a whole lot wiser than claiming redemption through some money begging minister. I wonder how many times you are allowed to be born again? And if the price keeps going up?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peever Law #30

Never turn down a free beer.

How to Cultivate a Spiritual Life

  • Attend church irregularly.
  • Spend more time practicing good. Get rid of the racial talk and jokes. Accept diversity. Give up the idea that your way is the only way.
  • Rather than collecting possessions, collect friends.
  • Don't believe everything you hear, even if the messenger is wearing a collar, a robe, or a designer suit. In fact, be especially skeptical if they are wearing any of those.
  • It is better to approach faith inwardly rather than outwardly. That way, you can own it, rather than buy or borrow it.
  • If you think your God is bigger and better than mine, how about letting me see you walk on a bed of red-hot coals, kind of as a sign.
  • If you're practicing right-wing, Christian, Republicanism, get out. You been brain washed. It's a cult of the worst kind.
  • We are each fashioned after the Divine, which I interpret to mean we each have a touch of the Holy in us. We should treat ourselves and each other accordingly. Thus sayeth the Gospel According to The Peever.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Right-wing, Republican, Homophobia

Right-wing Republicans have a lot of gall. They want to reprogram homosexuals with a little Biblical nonsense and political ideology.  Their techniques are taken right out of the Dark Ages. They like to play God. They think they are good at it. Somehow, they seem to know the Truth. Frankly, they ought to look a little harder at themselves and pay less attention to the lives of others. They got plenty of their own problems to take care of, like where they are going to get that brain scan to see if their brain is where their ass is, or vice versa.

The Bottom Line

In the alcohol and drug field, we talk about people "hitting the bottom." This means that their addiction has taken them to the end of the road. There is nowhere else to go. They are down and out. In reality, there are a lot of people born at the bottom. There are many people who shouldn't be parents. Their children are already at the bottom when they are born. Alcohol and drugs makes it impossible for them to rise above that bottom. Often it's the legal system that keeps them there. It takes away their hope for a better day. There is no wondering where hell is at when you see this happening to someone.

Here's to You CEO's Out There Intent on Screwing Us:

  • People have a right to a job.
  • A right to a safe workplace.
  • A right to organize and be represented.
  • A right to a living wage and benefit, the most important of which is health-care.
  • A right to strike.
  • A right to fair compensation for injuries on the job.
  • A right to sue if injued by negligent employers.
  • A right to security of pension and retirement benefits.
  • A right to participate in the political process.
If you got one of these jerk CEO's, in it only for themselves,  give me their name, I'll be glad to list it the next time I write about morons. In the meantime, remember, all you got is the labor you can sell. Don't cut yourself short. Organize. It's the only way you'll get up off the bottom.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Workers Fight for Justice, From Wal-Mart to Chipotle | Common Dreams

Workers Fight for Justice, From Wal-Mart to Chipotle | Common Dreams

Good Move

The Hot Springs Village POA board decides to not raise fees. This was due mainly to our protests. Keep up the good work.

Peever Law #26

If you are anything but rich and think the Republican Party is going to give you a break, get a proctology exam to see if you're heads up your ass.



  • is not an end product. It is a way of life.
  • cannot be obtained with a gun in your hand.
  • can be found in the most unlikely places.
  • of mind cannot be had through killing.
  • is a very personal thing. 
  • is not a military concept. It is a spiritual one.

Quote of the Day

"Seek the company of those who are still seeking the truth, and run away from those who think they have found it."  J.T. O'Hara


I'm going to be able to see that my vote counted this year, cause I'm likely to be the only Democratic vote on the East end of the Village.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Peever Law #24

Right when you think things can't get any worse, along comes a Presidential election.

Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech: All War All the Time | Common Dreams

Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech: All War All the Time | Common Dreams

War. What is it good for? Making the rich richer.

Suppressing the Vote

Neither candidate for the Presidency, or for that matter, any office, ever mentions the poor. There's a lot of talk about the middle class, who Obama will help and Romney will add to the poor list, but not any talk about helping the poor. I suppose they both figure that they don't vote, which is somewhat true. Many are purged from the voting list by various unjust laws, one being felons, another being homeless individuals without identification. Whatever you did, or whatever your social status, in a democracy, you should have the right to vote. It is a fundamental right that should not be taken away by politicians. This is another rich man's game. In the scheme of things, it stinks. It definitely doesn't smell like democracy.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cry Me a River

I always get a kick out of people who want to claim you are negative if you question anything done by the status quo. You always know there are Republicans around when this happens.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


  • Do Happy Meals really make kids happy, or just fat?
  • Is war really the best way to achieve peace?
  • Why would God only bless America?
  • How many voters must Republicans stop from voting in order to win the election?
  • How did nationalism ever get confused with patriotism?
  • If capitalism is so great, how did Wal-Mart ever become the largest retailer of Chinese goods in the world?
  • How come prisons are filled with poor people?
  • Which came first: The egg McMuffin or the chicken McNugget? (This is important to chickens).
  • Why are we the only civilized country in the world who considers health-care a commodity, to be bought and sold by the rich?
  • In a good economy, how come rich people keep getting richer, and poor people keep getting poorer?
  • In a bad economy, how come rich people keep getting richer, and poor people keep getting poorer?
  • So many questions. If I had a hundred dollar bill for every question I have, I'd be rich. Then I wouldn't have all these questions.


  • Do Happy Meals really make kids happy, or just fat?
  • Is war really the best way to achieve peace?
  • Why would God only bless America?
  • How many voters must Republicans stop from voting in order to win the election?
  • How did nationalism ever get confused with patriotism?
  • If capitalism is so great, how did Wal-Mart ever become the largest retailer of Chinese goods in the world?
  • How come prisons are filled with poor people?
  • Which came first: The egg McMuffin or the chicken McNugget? (This is important to chickens).
  • Why are we the only civilized country in the world who considers health-care a commodity, to be bought and sold by the rich?
  • In a good economy, how come rich people keep getting richer, and poor people keep getting poorer?
  • In a bad economy, how come rich people keep getting richer, and poor people keep getting poorer?
  • So many questions. If I had a hundred dollar bill for every question I have, I'd be rich. Then I wouldn't have all these questions.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jim Hightower | Mitt supports what he opposed – and vise-versa

Jim Hightower | Mitt supports what he opposed – and vise-versa

Oh brother.

Widespread Panic

We got about a third of the population out in Right-wing la-la land, wondering who they can screw next. They ain't got a clue. They listen to politicians who will will do whatever they can to make themselves richer and the rest of us poorer. But they hoop and holler for them and wave the flag and sing the song. Robotics has come a long way.  Another third of the population really don't give a shit. They gave up long ago. They're screwed and they know it. They can't even get up to fight. They're along for the ride. Oh, they'll bitch and moan at just about everything, but won't take the time away from the TV to work on any type of serious problems that might need their support. They are permanently depressed on life. That leaves about a third of the people willing to do some work on the various issues that we need to solve, which ends up being just about everything. I get so many requests for time and money that I can't possibly keep up. I chose about five things that I try to keep up with and support. Some days it gets overwhelming, but I continue to believe that I, we, can make a difference.

Questions Unlikely to be Asked Wednesday Night | Common Dreams

Questions Unlikely to be Asked Wednesday Night | Common Dreams

The debates are a joke. The questions have all been given to the candidates, so they can practice. Here are a few questions that will not be asked.

The Peever's Ten Commandments

1. Never sunbath in the nude. You might forget to turn the other cheek.
2. Do not look at another mans ox, nor his ass. You shouldn't even be thinking that way.
3. Do not cheat your fellow man. There are no exceptions for lawyers, politicians, or CEO's.
4. Do not join a country club. It's not nice trying to fool God into thinking there are only white people.
5. Do not think that you are better than the next person. This will help aboid number four and might possibly keep you from spontaneously combusting.
6. Do not change our sex. God does not like this, nor will the guy making a pass at a girl who is really a guy. Or vice versa.
7. Do not idolize more than one God at a time. This is way to confusing for most people.
8. Go to church on Sunday and do no work. Golf counts for church, and it is not considered work. But be sure to pray that putt goes in.
9. Do not use the name of the Lord in vain. And don't cuss. And don't drink. Hell, don't have any fun at all.
10. Finally, never, ever, doubt the word of The Peever. For He has been to the promised land. Well, maybe it was just Las Vegas, but still....

Peever Law #12

Living behind closed gates amounts to not much more than a life of illusion.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Peever Law #18

The older you get, the better you were.

Answering the E-mail

Dear Peever: Do you support medical marijuana?   Dixie
Dear Dixie: Yes. I also support deciminalizing marijuana. I also support growing hemp. And no, I didn't inhale.

Dear Mr. Peever: Any comments on the election?  Bob
Dear Bob: Yea. I still think the right-wing Republicans are all nuts. They would sooner support their right-wing ideology and misguided Christian nonsense than help someone straighten out America. They call themselves patriots. I call them fools.

Dear Bruce: In a violent world, how can you promote nonviolence? Lee
Dear Lee: I stay indoors a lot.

Dear Peever: Are you still pushing universal health-care?  Sue
Dear Sue: I am promoting the same level of care for all of us that the politicians in Washington get. When our health-care matches theirs, I'll shut up.

Mr. Peever: I have seen you write, and I quote: "A politician is someone who will lay down your life for his country." Is this still how you feel?   Don
Dear Don: Absolutely. Every war that has taken place during my lifetime has not been about freedom and democracy, but has had everything to do with profit and deception. I have no use for the whole concept. It is just another rich man's scheme to stay on top.

Dear Mr. Weik: What are you going to do today to help the world?  Art
Dear Art: Play golf.