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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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JANUARY 21, 2010 8:37AM

OSer's Meet In The Big Apple!

 

 

MaryTKelly, BenSen, Kerry Lauerman, and I met for some food and a bit of libation in The Big Apple last night.

 

 

I think we all had a terrific time…although I really wish the other three weren't such a bunch of big mouths…hogging all the stage time.

 

&/…

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JANUARY 20, 2010 8:09AM

The Party in Massachusetts!

 

 

 

Nancyc123 wrote a blog talking about the great joy she felt in “being part of history.”  She was one of the votes that helped Scott Brown take Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat.

 

 

She wrote, “Come on Frank  A. spin this one.” 

&n… Read full post »

 

 

In an excellent thread by Gwool devoted to today’s special election in Massachusetts, I responded with some comments I felt strongly enough about to put into a separate thread. This is that thread.

 

 

 

   The most vociferous of the so-called liberal… Read full post »
JANUARY 19, 2010 12:09PM

Church Bulletin Boopers!

 

They're Back!

Those wonderful Church Bulletins!

Thank God for church ladies with typewriters.

These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:




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The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes mea
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I’ve had conversations in two different threads this week with people vehemently opposed to the death penalty. In both I took a position that we ought at least to consider the possibility that execution comes closer to meeting the intent of the “no cruel or unusual punishmen… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2010 8:04AM

Hudson River Airplane Ditch Re-Enacted!

 

Don't know if you folks have seen this...but hold on tight and take a look.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tE_5eiYn0D0#t=109

 

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JANUARY 15, 2010 10:05AM

Oh no! 4D Service Is Available?

 

 

Jeez…just a few days ago I was bemoaning the fact that I could not understand the Verizon TV ad about 3D service.

 

I told Nancy that I feel so left out by technology.

 

“It’s all passing me by,” I lamented.

 

And then last night I… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2010 3:19PM

My Bad!

 

 

 

Somewhere there is a guy or a gal who used the expression “my bad” as a substitute for “sorry” mixed with “my fault"...for the very first time.

 

 

I know some people absolutely hate the expression, but the fact is that whoever that unk… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2010 9:06AM

Yet Another Avatar Thread!

 

 

Because I so enjoyed the movie Avatar…I have been posting comments in the many threads devoted to it…always coming from the perspective that it was best to simply enjoy the film for its enjoyment sake—and suggesting that all the analytical stuff flying/… Read full post »

   

My focus here will be on “foes” working together toward common goals.

 

Bonnie and I, as many of you know, have had substantial disagreements in the past. But Bonnie saw something I posted with which she agreed…and sent me a PM proposing that since we were… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2010 10:28AM

A Confession!

 

  

Gonna make this as short and sweet as possible. It has to do with the Cartouche/O’Really brouhaha.

 

In a PM to my sister, m.a.h., I mentioned that when I read O’Really’s threads…her comments "often made my dick get stiff"...and that I was disappointed… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2010 1:15PM

Fiction Friday Entry!

 

This is a short one...one I originally submitted in the Open Call for fiction in 101 words or less. But I am proud of it...and thought it appropriate to post it again. So here goes...a fiction short-story in less than 101 words.

 

 

It was late; the church wasRead full post »

JANUARY 6, 2010 6:36AM

Jesus and Moses Playing Golf!!!

 

Old golf joke revised…inspired by Leonde Delmare’s post, “Jesus and Buddha were sitting at a bar…” post.

 

 

 

Jesus and Moses are playing golf. They come to a par 3 with a large pond protecting the front.

 

Jesus takes out a 7 iron and g… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2010 10:36AM

Tiger Woods...and Pity!!!

 

 

I notice there are still people posting blogs essentially rejoicing over the misfortune of others…particularly expressing delight over what Tiger Woods is going through right now. Some have posted screed after screed reveling in the misery and discomfort of the man…giddy o… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 1:32PM

Misogyny Raises its Ugly Head Again!

  

I see a sea of posts talking about misogyny (most I am not even willing to open, let alone read)…and I thought I’d add a male perspective. 

Allow me to start with a minor digression:  In several of the religious threads in which I have participated in various forumRead full post »

  

…untrustworthy reprobates, and self-serving, egotistical hypocrites more interested in “what’s in it for me” than in “what can I do to help my fellow human being”…is not the fact that they are politicians.

 

The real reason is that we choo… Read full post »

 

 

First, some background for the question:  I took issue with some of the things poster Thoth said in one of his several blogs castigating Barak Obama. I didn’t think I was particularly insulting…certainly not by normal OS standards, but Thoth objected to my commentRead full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2009 1:51PM

Postings Being Deleted! Tsk, tsk, tsk!

 

 

Peter Winkler initiated another of his “hate Obama” rants today…one which featured a guest rant from someone who was absolutely disgusting in his criticism of Obama.

 

I responded...actually, I was the first responder.

 

Peter, crafty devil that he is, foiledRead full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2009 10:17AM

Liberals Are On Self-Destruct!

   

What the hell is it with you people?

 

Do you folks really want our country to be back in the hands of the Republicans and the destructive American conservatism that dominates that party?

 

What individual have they brought to the national discourse that causes you to want… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2009 1:29PM

Does Anybody Know If Connecticut…

 

 

  

…has a law which allows for recall of an asshole…ahhh…senator…from that state if the asshole…or rather, senator... proves to be an asshole.

 

Do they have a law setting up the mechanics of recall?

 

Can they recall Lieberman?

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DECEMBER 12, 2009 8:23AM

Another attempt to defend Barak Obama!

 

I see post after post on this site castigating Barak Obama for not meeting what I consider unrealistic expectations. Many, perhaps most, are from people whose views I normally admire…and who, in my opinion, should know better. 

But they come day after day; a relentless barrage.&nbsRead full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2009 10:08AM

Brits Doing An American Accent!

 

 

In a blog earlier today about the best and worst on TV this year, one of the shows mentioned as a “better show” was Flash Forward.

 

One of the interesting things about Flash Forward is that it has so many British actors and actresses working in it…in fact, the/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2009 12:20PM

Obama's Sow's Ear!

 

 

Barak Obama is working with a sow’s ear here, folks…and way, way too many of you are excoriating him for not already having fashioned it into a silk purse.

 

It ain’t gonna happen.

 

The very best he can do is to travel the path he thinks will lead to… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 7:06PM

My Take on "New Moon!"

 

 

So I went to see New Moon on Sunday—and, as I expected, enjoyed it very much. I had read the books; enjoyed them immensely; and had decided to disregard the considerable barrage of negativity some folks were hurling at the movie.  

 

Glad I did.

 

There were som… Read full post »

 

 

Yesterday, in another blog, I posted a few pictures of Lea, Sheepdog, Joe Nation and our hero at the Frying Pan in New York City. I often refer to the Pan as a little bit of Paradise on Earth because it is such a delight.

 

 

Today, Nancy and… Read full post »