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Frank Apisa

Frank Apisa
Location
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Birthday
August 09
Bio
On a political continuum with Extreme Liberal at 1 and Extreme Conservative at 10, I can be found at position “P.” I get a chuckle at much of what passes for liberal thought, but don’t much chuckle at anything conservative. Quite frankly, I consider American conservatism to be one of the most dangerous pieces of garbage ever to pollute the planet Earth. A major problem with this mindset is occasioned by the fact that I am a 72 year old, white male who works at a county golf course in one of the richest, most conservative counties in the United States. Since I get free golf (at five county courses) as part of my compensation package, I play 4 – 5 times a week. Bottom line: Goddam near everyone I work with or play golf with, almost all of whom are 70+ year old white, males, is a die-hard conservative. I love each and every one of ‘em—love every bone in their heads. Truly! Sure is a tough haul, though—‘cause I am not given to holding my tongue. Just think of all the fun I have at work and play! Don’tcha envy me?

Frank Apisa's Links

Salon.com
DECEMBER 9, 2008 8:43AM

Unemployment & Productivity...related?

 

This is the first follow-up to my blog: “There will never, ever again, be enough high-paying jobs for humans.”  http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=58244

  

In that blog I suggested that one of the main reasons there will never again be enough decent jobs available… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2008 7:41PM

Back in the 1950's...

 

...when I was growing up, a typical middle-class family had just one breadwinner (usually the man of the house)—and the fruits of his forty hours of weekly toil saw to the mortgage; paid for the car; bought food, clothing and other essentials; put the kids through school; allowed for vac… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2008 11:06AM

There will never, ever again, be…

 

 

…enough quality jobs (read that: high-paying jobs) available for all the people who need and/or want one. Never, ever again. Not in our country—nor anywhere else in the world. Free market dynamics will not produce them—nor will any president, congress, or legislative a… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2008 9:15AM

Extinction of Humans...Good or Bad???

I just posted a comment in Kirsten Edmondson Branch’s blog, “Our "Moon Shot" is Far From a Clear Shot.”  http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=57162

After posting it, I got to thinking that the issue I raised might make for interesting discussion in its own rigRead full post »
DECEMBER 6, 2008 8:31AM

Killer of cats gets 5 years in prison.

 

A story from the Star-Ledger of New Jersey: 

When a litter of sickly kittens was born in his backyard last fall, Ben Hoffman and his wife nursed them back to health before putting two of them up for adoption.   

A man answering his newspaper ad for free kittens jumpedRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2008 8:40AM

Do you invoke the 5 second rule????

 

 

Saw something while grocery shopping yesterday; decided on the spot that I would mention it to the gang here to see what opinions prevail on what I saw—and my reaction to it.

 

It happened in a small grocery store—one of the many oriental run produce grocers that have sp… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2008 3:47PM

Open Call: Worst Job

   

This will be pretty short and sweet…and probably a bit gross for most.

 

Once, when things were very tight and the job market was not going too good for me, I did odd jobs to bring home enough bucks to keep food on the table and the landlord of… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2008 11:07AM

Legal question...help please!''

 

First, look at and study these three pictures: 

 

 

moose 1 

 

moose 2 

 

moose 3 

 

 

LEGAL QUESTION:  Is this statutory rape...or just a moosedemeanor???? Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2008 1:57PM

A Perception Test!

 

This has been around for a while...but well worth viewing.  More fun than you can imagine.  Give it a look!

 

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/275797.html Read full post »

 

In David Sirota’s latest shot at Barak Obama (that seems to be all David does these days, take shots at Obama)…I mentioned two things I’d like to say in a separate post.

 

One:  David is reminding me more and more each day of Maureen Dowd—who seems to be makin/… Read full post »

 

…I am asking you to go to a thread initiated by Harry Knapp and read Harry’s comments…and, if I may, the posts that I made in that blog.

 

Here is a link:  http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=49949

 

One of the other posters, John Walker, thinks that I hav… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 3, 2008 12:03PM

When Cat Met Pea--A Story of Two Felines

 

 

On our refrigerator door, held in place by a knitted Oreo cookie magnet, is a cartoon showing two people sitting on a couch with a couple of pet cats. There’s a cat clock hung next to a cat calendar on a wall papered with cat wallpaper. The couch has… Read full post »

 

...the definitive reassurance...

 

...or the definitive threat? Read full post »

Some day I gotta tell yez about conversations I've had with Al Einstein, Ernie Hemmingway, and Po Picasso.

 

 

Picture 

 

Picture 001  Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2008 9:50PM

For animal lovers...

 

...and for people who just enjoy watching animals who appear to really be enjoying their relationship with a human.

 

http://canecorso.com/lorenzo.htm

 

Enjoy! Read full post »

This is an op ed piece I wrote a few months ago. You'll see why I am posting it here.

 

     With all the political talk these days about reforming Medicare and solving the nation’s health care system problems, I thought I’d share a personal medical encounter that… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2008 11:46AM

C'mon folks! How about a few laughs?

 

C’mon folks.  A little humor never hurts.

 

 

We are going through some bad times in this country…and in the world. And more than likely, things are gonna get worse before they get better.

 

Getting a few laughs is not just desirable…it is a necessity iRead full post »

The beginning:

 

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Things progress:

 

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The consequences: 

 

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You didn't hear it from me! Read full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2008 12:55PM

I Am Surprised!!!

 

There is a story that lexicographer, Noah Webster, was once caught by his wife in what is euphemistically called “a compromising situation” with the family maid.

 

She recoiled from the sight and said, “I am surprised!”

 

“No, my dear,” said Webst… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2008 9:53AM

Open Call -- Great Love Story

I was working in construction…and each morning we would meet at the home of the foreman, the boss’ son-in-law. He drove us to the work site.

 

The foreman and his wife, Kim, had on several occasions mentioned a friend of theirs—a young woman they thought would be a good matchRead full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2008 7:36PM

Shaggy Dog Story

 

Joe Blow’s blog, “Pardon Me Boys” brought a shaggy dog story to mind.

 

Thought I’d share it with you:

   

Roy Rogers buys a new pair of boots and after giving them a healthy coating of leather oil, leaves them on the front porch overnight.

 

Nex… Read full post »

   

If there is a Hell, folks, the people there are about to enjoy a respite from the heat. William Kristol has actually written a column in the Times, which in my opinion, actually makes sense. Kristol may have written other columns that make sense to some, but the reason for… Read full post »

AP is reporting:

 

Vatican media are praising the Beatles' musical legacy and sounding philosophical about John Lennon's boast that the British band was more popular than Jesus.

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano recalls that Lennon's comment outraged many when he made it in 1966.

But it say… Read full post »

...I plan to donate one of my books to your presidential library.

 

And I want you to know there are still lots of pictures lfeft that haven't been colored. 

 

Come to think of it, I'm gonna donate the box of crayons, too. Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2008 10:24AM

Leashes for CATS!!!!

John Walker's recent blog about an incident that happened while he was a councilman in his small Texas town reminded me of an encounter I had with our town council.

I use to attend every council meeting. Although there are almost 50,000 people living in Piscataway, there seldom were more&nbRead full post »