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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?

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DECEMBER 28, 2011 1:08PM

HAD AN EAGLE TODAY ON A PAR FOUR!

 

I had an eagle on a par four today. Great drive…125 yards left to the pin—and I holed it with an 8 iron.

 

It was windy and cold in New Jersey—but a reasonable day for golf when you like it as much as my playing partners… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2011 10:10AM

QUESTION ABOUT OS SPAM!!!


I just had another PM sent to me that ended up in the Spam folder. Earlier this week, I happened to check the Spam folder for the first time in a year...and found eight PM's that had been sent there rather than into the regular PM incoming box.
 
DECEMBER 17, 2011 12:46PM

Flash Mob Merry Christmas!

 

This weeks penultimate episode of Homeland on SHO featured an acting performance by Claire Danes, the female lead, that stunned me with its intensity and sincerity. Don’t know where she reached to get the strength and knowledge to play the scene, but if she does not get the Emmy forRead full post »

 

(Obviously a veteran wrote this piece with a mind to giving some suggestions to the DOD for how to improve the manning of our Army.  My sister, m.a.h, forwarded it to me. Hope you enjoy it—I certainly did.)

 

I am over 60 and the Armed ForcesRead full post »

DECEMBER 10, 2011 10:41AM

A FEW LAUGHS FOR A SATURDAY MORNING.

 

LITTLE RALPHY ON MATH: 

 

A teachers asks her class: “If there are five birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many would be left?” Then she calls on Little Ralphy.  

Little Ralphy replies, “None, they will all fly away with the first… Read full post »

 

 Earlier today I responded to a post by Dorien Grey. He spoke of a trip to Naples while in the Navy back in December 1956.  I mentioned that I had been in Naples in October of ’56 while in the Air Force. We both had visited this interesting city and theRead full post »


 
Have I been asleep and never realized that comments could be spell checked in OS?
 
I noticed it a few minutes ago for the first time.
 
Please...someone tell me it is new...that I am not that unconscious.   Read full post »
NOVEMBER 28, 2011 1:46PM

WHY MEN SHOULD NOT WRITE ADVICE COLUMNS!


Here is a letter to a male advice columnist, Dear John, and John's response.
 
First, the letter:
 
 
 Dear John, 

I hope you can help me. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled and then… Read full post »

 

 

In response to Beth Mann’s Open Call for a list of things I never thought I would like, but do…here’s a list of some things that hit that nail for me. (No particular order of importance to me!)

 

 

#1:  GOLF. Yup, GOLF. As a young man I thought/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2011 10:07AM

NYC ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE!

Nancy and I are probably going to be in town tonight to see the Annual Lighted Boat Parade from the South Street Sea Port.

 

Great show...lots of boats on parade...all in holiday lights.

 

Anyone from OS gonna be there???

 

Lemme know and I'll PM you to see if… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2011 6:44AM

PIX FROM THE NYC MEET 11-11-11

I was busy drinking and talking to the ladies. Didn't take many pictures, but was smart enough to give my camera to someone else to take pictures for me. So I managed to get into several of them! Hope the other pictures (there were hundreds taken) get out here soon. I… Read full post »

 

 

President Henry Clay of Kentucky  

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NOVEMBER 4, 2011 2:30PM

THE SHOWTIME SERIES “HOMELAND!”

 

 

 

Anyone who is not already watching this series ought to take the time to watch the first few episodes.

 

You will be hooked almost immediately.

 

It is one of the most interesting series of this genre (terrorism/CIA/counter-terrorism) around—and I guarantee you wil… Read full post »

 

 

Q:  Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?

A:  Loneliness???  (The audience laughed so long and hard it took up almost 15 minutes of this show!)

 

 

 Q:  Do female frogs croak?

A: (Paul Lynde) If you hold their little heads under water long enRead full post »

 

 Here are some pictures of an old grotto in the corner of the golf course where I work. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century (over the vertical shaft of a much, much older copper mine) on the huge Warren, New Jersey estate of one of the… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2011 12:41PM

My back yard...a week ago...and today!

 

 

Yup...it is October 29th...way too soon for snow. Right?

 

This is my backyard  a week ago:

 

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There were three visitors...a doe and two fawns. Momma is in the foreground...and the two fawns are in the back.

 

This is my backyard a few m… Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2011 4:43PM

I WANT TO BE WRONG ON THIS!

 

 

 

(Mostly, this is just a conversation with myself. As my title indicates, I hope I am wrong in the essence of my theme. Thought I’d lay my thoughts out in case anyone else was considering the same kinds of things. I’d love to hear arguments that suggest I am allRead full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2011 8:08AM

A FEW LAUGHS FOR A SATURDAY MORNING!

 

 

Got these in an email from a friend. Thought I'd share them on cartoon Saturday in OS. Maybe no belly-laughs...but certainly a couple of broad smiles.


1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I
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Just got back from the vet’s office. Sparky, our pet cat for the last 19 years apparently had a clot go into her brain last night; this morning when we came downstairs, she was staggering, unable to walk, stand, or function in any way.

 

At her age, the best alternative… Read full post »

 

 

 

Well, it has started…and about time. We have meaningful protest going on in America…protest that is long overdue. Good for the people making the protests…I not only wish them well, I wish them victory insofar as it seems most of the protest appears to be direc… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2011 5:11AM

Think Before Cropping the Picture!!!

 

The cropped picture shown below was used on the OS cover for Miguela Holt y Roybal’s excellent thread about art. There were all sorts of pictures to use…yet this was what the editors came up with!

And they had to crop the picture Miguela used in the thread to get it.Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 4:06PM

IT IS NOT THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS!

 

 

To conceive of voting for Barack Obama over one of the clowns being offered by the Republicans as “voting for the lesser of two evils”—is as far removed from reality as the other bromide we hear often these days, “Voting for the Democrats is the same as voting fo… Read full post »

 

 

We all know and acknowledge that any blogger can delete whomever he/she wants for whatever reason he/she deems appropriate. That is a given.

 

 

A while back, however, several of us agreed that bloggers who do that kind of thing should be identified so all OS posters know… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 4:10PM

TO THOSE ADVOCATING FOR A THIRD PARTY…

  

…greetings. There certainly are many of you advocating in that direction here in OS—and your fervor and determination are commendable and noted.

 

Look, I understand the motivation for people wanting alternatives to the two major parties now dominating American politic… Read full post »