Archives For August 2014

Lying

08/17/2014 — 8 Comments

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I have never had the questionable gift of being able to lie! When I try to lie it seems like I am. I have made the remark that “The only time people believe me is when I’m lying to them!” To me that is a joke. I find it humorous. And I have a sort of envy for people who can lie. I have the terrible habit of telling the truth and that has always gotten me into trouble.

However, I am acquiring the ability to say nothing at all. Thank God!

My tongue is raw from biting it. I would make a terrible witness! (Depending on what side I’m testifying for) I do have the ability to keep a secret. Keeping a secret is saying nothing. I can do that!

I can use words like, “Interesting, fascinating and hmm.” Gossip is not on the menu. It is not a saintly virtue, on my part. I simply get no kick out of divulging someone’s business! Their finances, health or marital issues.

I am gullible! I believe most of what people tell me because my life is easier that way. If you say that you are a Brain Surgeon, so be it. I will, in turn, introduce you as such. However, you will not be working on “My” brain. I need referrals for that! I know that all of this is easily mocked and will be the butt of many jokes. Fine! Have at it.

I am Kip Addotta and I believe that I am telling the truth!

Now, I will get back to thumb twiddleing!

Responsibility

08/13/2014 — 4 Comments

Responsibility

Like charity, I believe that responsibility begins at home!

If one looks for trouble they will find it. Here comes the thin ice!

What is the motive behind women who go out wearing clothing that only “Legally” covers their breasts and genitals? The woman in my life tells me that women dress first for other women (Look what I can get away with!), and second for men.

Then they go out in a group, dressed in much the same way and they go to a location where they are likely to run into people who are of the same mind set. Is this to see which lady will attract the most men? And what kind of and how many men will “The Alfa Female” attract? Sounds like fun.

Do these woman drink cocktails to the point of intoxication? Do some of them hook up with a males who also have the same motives? Are the chances of a pregnancy accelerated by this situation? Is anyone aware of the ramifications of their behavior?

At what point are any of these people responsible for the results? I am not being facetious. I would like to know! At what point does someone think about whether they are likely to be responsible for the conception of a fetus?

Is there any reason to hold anyone responsible for the liability of the child?

These are questions that I do not have the answers to! All I know is that I am lucky to have been in love with the mothers of my children.

I am Kip Addotta

And I am responsible for my actions and this blog!

I am also missing a white cotton sock

 

 

 

Suicide

08/12/2014 — 14 Comments

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Suicide is a sin against God and a crime against society that carries its own penalty. Death! Is it the ultimate act of a coward? Someone else will have to answer that. Is it a sign of boredom, a cry for attention, an act meant to punish others or is it an escape from a life of trying to live up to the expectations of the public?

Recent events have given some credence to the later.

If someone is dubbed a genius, it must be a terrible existence to live up to this hype! Always “On!” Never allowed to be anything ordinary but only what people believe you are, and are paying you to be! And it must be disappointing, too. Having everything you say considered genius, simply because you said it. Having to constantly exhibit the behavior of a figment of the public’s imagination! Elvis said it best; “It’s hard to live up to an ‘image.”

I have never had this problem because I differentiate between my stage persona and my private persona! And, thank God, no one has ever accused me of being a genius! Albert Einstein is considered a genius and probably was, but he did not do math. (Having never had higher education.) He developed theories that his wife Elsa Einstein, being an educated woman, proved her husband’s theories by doing the math!

The public builds myths around people that are not only untrue, but damaging to the person in question.

I am already way in over my head on this subject, so I had better sign out!

I am Kip Addotta

My American Indian name is “One Who Annoys”

 

People of character have few friends!

People of character

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Here’s to the unimportant! The things, in life, that one can do or not do. Hmm, now what are they? Damn, I’ve begun something that I wonder if I can deliver on!

I have a bag of trash that needs taking out. Is it impotent that I do this? Well, I could put it off for an hour or two, but, the longer I wait the more important it will become. It’s sitting their, ten feet to my left and I am aware of it! Damn the responsibility of it. A man of my stature having to take the trash out. It’s not right!

The dish washer is running to clean all the things that I keep on the top of our stove. This enables me to get at the stove to clean the top, sides and I will pull it out to clean underneath it. (It’s Electric) It seems important because I promised myself I would do it, today. And when it is done I will feel good about myself for accomplishing it!

Maybe I’ve hit upon something! Cleaning my stove is important because it will make me feel good! Ah, self gratification, now, that is important. So, I am still trying to come up with something that is unimportant! Hmm, my finger nails are clean so they are not important and will remain so until they get dirty and they will, then, become important. Hmm!

I’m afraid I am doomed to failure on this one. Wait a minute! This is unimportant! What i’m doing, right now, is unimportant!

So, why I am writing about something that is unimportant? Because I began to write about it and I’ll be damned if I’m going to give up on it!.. So, it is important!.. Crap!.. I can’t come up with anything that is unimportant!

So, in the end, other than time, nothing seems to be unimportant!

Thank you for taking the time. I hope you like this. It’s important, to me!

I am Kip Addotta

 

Freedom Of Speech

08/04/2014 — 1 Comment

UnknownMy, my, people are holding on to their (So Called “Right”) to use foul language! Freedom of speech, they declare.

Where did they read that? It’s not in the constitution. It’s not in the Bill Of Rights or is it?

Freedom of speech was not added to our Bill of Rights to excuse profanity, bad manners, libel, or outright lying. Let’s look again at Freedom of Speech. It is included as part of the First Amendment to the Constitution, also known as one of the Bill of Rights.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Our forefathers never meant “freedom of speech” to cover something as base as profanity. Their intention was to assure the future of a government “run by the people.” A government “run by the people” requires the ability to discuss and vocalize opinions about the government. A government “run by the people” requires a press willing to uncover and report truths so that corruption in the government would be discovered and would not be allowed to continue [a good idea when it works]. A government “by the people” allows people to peaceably assemble and come before the government with grievances with expectations of receiving a fair hearing and outcome.

These rights are important. They are critical in maintaining a free country. But nowhere in the Bill of Rights or the Constitution does it mention that we, as a people, have the right to be offensive and vulgar to others. If that were the case where would the offended’s rights come into play? Whose rights supercede the other’s? And what about little children, don’t they have any rights not to have filth said in their presence?

The Internet is a fascinating place, full of interesting facts and opinions. Many people enjoy visiting bulletins or message boards in hopes of finding new information they are seeking. Sometimes they run across another user expressing himself in the only way they seem to know how – with profanity. For some it doesn’t matter at all, for others it is merely an annoyance, but for a growing number – it is offensive. And they are getting tired of having their eyes and ears assaulted.

Most of these offended people are not prudes. They are not naive or innocents. They may or may not be Christian. They do accept that some people swear in the heat of anger, but they will never condone the usage of profanity in everyday language. These are people who choose not to use swear words in their own conversations and would prefer not to see or hear them either. Is that not a fair request?

There are some efforts to correct excessive profanity. If you drive through some states with an offensive bumper sticker, you could be arrested and fined. In the workplace, you could be sued for sexual harassment and at the very least will lose your job. In some states using hand gestures and swear words while driving can now get you a fine for exhibiting symptoms of ” Road Rage.” It will get you removed from many business establishments, such as restaurants, stores, movie theatres, etc. Profanity spoken by a student in a school [K-12] will result in a detention, suspension or possibly even expulsion. Our world, in numerous ways, is telling us profanity is not acceptable. So where is the problem?

The problem is we are a country of mixed messages. On one hand, we set up laws to fight profanity [as stated previously.] On the other hand, we seem to exploit profanity to attract our [somewhat rebellious] youth. How is profanity exploited? The worst offenders are the motion picture and the music industries.

How many movies have you seen recently that have not included profanity [and I’m not just talking about a word or two]? The movie industry is well aware that big bucks come out of the younger crowd. They believe that an “R” rating will increase the appeal of their movie. [And unfortunately, statistics seem to agree.] In order to achieve an “R” rating, they must include a required number of swear words or a certain degree of violence or sex; or any combination of the variables. The criteria occasionally changes. Case in point: remember back to some movie [10 or 15 years ago] that previously had an “R” rating and chances are very good that it would now carry a “PG” rating.

Truthfully, times have changed – but not for the better. For instance, when many of us were growing up there was an ultimate swear word. You know which one. The one that was saved for an extreme situation. The one word that many of us never used [and still don’t] – it was that bad. In the past, it was an indicator of an uneducated or uncouth individual, someone you wouldn’t bring home to meet your parents. Now, unfortunately, it has become the norm in many people’s conversations. Have you walked the halls of your neighborhood school recently? Or sat in the bleachers at a high school game? Or shopped in an area shopping mall? Or even gone to the public beach? Profanity is there.

Pity the youth of today. They have no ultimate word to use inextreme situations. After all, if they use this word to describe what a good day it is, how can they use the same word when they discover someone has stolen the stereo system from their car?

It is a problem that adults let happen. We should have demanded more responsibility from the movie, television and music industries. We should have demanded good movies without the sex, violence, and swearing. We should have demanded more choices besides children’s animations or “R” ratings. It can be done. Just watch a movie that was previously rated “R” when it is shown on TV without the language, sex and violence that gave it the “R” rating. One I can think of recently shown was “Broken Arrow” with John Tavolta and Christian Slater. My kids told me not to see it on video – that the swearing would ruin it for me. So I never rented it …but when I watched it on TV, it was quite interesting.

Which leads me to a few questions? Do all criminals and prisoners swear? It would appear so in the movies. Do all policemen and law enforcement personnel swear? They do in the movies. Do all college kids use foul language and get drunk? Well, they do on screen. Are all high schoolers lazy, sex-crazed, dope-addicted, alcohol- consuming, foul-mouthed, psychotic, irrespsonsible brats? According to the movie industry. Typecasting? …you bet. Irresponsible? …Absolutely!

What about our music industry? Don’t they hold any personal responsibility for the lyrics they promote? Apparently not in their eyes. Such garbage as “Kill your mother …Kill your father” is not promoting sanity in an unstable world where kids are using guns to show the world their frustrations. Commonplace in America? No – not yet, but becoming increasingly a possibility. The music industry sells our children on sex, drugs, and violence. They glorify it. And because of the misinterpretation of “Freedom of Speech” – society will have to pick up the pieces. Irresponsible? …Absolutely!

Now isn’t television is a tad more subtle? Well, it was when many of us grew up. There is nothing subtle about telelvision anymore. If television is a reflection of a realistic society – we are in big trouble. Often when a show is in its first year, it is interesting and humorous. But as time goes on, the show gets increasingly daring and outrageous. Compared to the movie industry, television is expected to tone down the violence, profanity and sex. But on television, sex is dealt with in a different way. Television promotes sex through humor. Sorry, but there is nothing funny about a promiscuous friend or relative. There is nothing funny about not remembering the name of someone you slept with. There is nothing funny about a bet on who can score the most or abstain the longest. Morality is not funny. Irresponsible? …Absolutely!

As parents and as a society, we have got to get serious about protecting the rights of the offended instead of the offenders. What are we teaching and promoting? Profanity or common decency. You decide and stand strong for your convictions. Don’t let your standards be ruled by the movie, television or music industry, where money is their motivator.

America will not be destroyed by an enemy from the outside. If we were ever attacked, our citizens would unite and defend our great country. However, if an enemy should sneak up on us and attack us from within, in subtle ways, at our very ideals, our country will not stand. And saddest of all – it will be our fault.

I am Kip Addotta

Has anyone seen Charlie Hefton?

Gun

In a gunfight, the most important rule is to HAVE A GUN!!!

These are shooting tips from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate these rules… If not, you should get one, learn how to use it and learn the rules:

RULES:

A : Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.

B : Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

C : Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

D : Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length

E : Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they should hear is the safety clicking off.

F : The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes; the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

G : The most important rule in a gunfight is:

Always Win – there is no such thing as a fair fight.

Always Win – cheat if necessary.

H : Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets ….
You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it because it will be empty .

I : If you’re in a gun fight:

(a) If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.

(b) If you’re not loading, you should be moving.

(c) If you’re not moving, you’re dead.

J : In a life and death situation, do something ….
it may be wrong, but do something!

K : If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. Nonsense!. If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

L : You can say ‘stop’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language; and, you won’t have to press 1 for Spanish/Mexican or 2 for Chinese or 3 for Arabic.

M : Never leave an enemy behind. If you have to shoot, shoot to kill. In court, yours will be the only testimony.

N : You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, forward to others you know who also believe.

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading”. . . . .Thomas Jefferson

Me?

I am Kip Addotta

Maija Di Giorgio

08/03/2014 — 6 Comments

Maija Di Giorgio

Maija Di Giorgio presses the fact that she is half black and half Italian! Obviously her mother is/was Black and her father was/is Italian! She is attempting to make a career in Comedy based on this fact.

I am full blooded Sicilian (Mother Bucallo – Father Addotta) and I must admit that it never occurred to me to trade in this currency. Nor the fact that I had children or any other thing, but, being entertaining to an audience.

Miss Di Giorgio seems to think that making racist comments about White People is acceptable. I do not! I could avoid this topic because, as a Sicilian, I am not a member of the White Race, whatever that is. Evidently Miss Di Giorgio hasn’t had any negative experiences with White People, but has decided to use this as a hook to bring her to national prominence. So much for her intelligence!

Miss Di Giorgio has stated, “I don’t trust White People! If I see a restaurant with no black people or Italian people in it I won’t eat there because the food couldn’t be good! I don’t date White Men! White people are the problem with the US!” And she goes on and on.

However, she does not define what she means when she refers to White People! Are they Flemish, Norwegians, Swedish, German, Swiss, Irish, Scottish, English, Russian, Canadian, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian? i’m confused!

Or maybe she simplifies her position by referring to all people with White Skin. I have White Skin because I stay out of the sun. If I went out in the sun, for an hour every day, I would be and have been darker that some so called Black People! Or is she, simply, depending on the ignorance of her audience and hoping they don’t ask any of these, inconvenient, questions?

In the end, can I blame Maija Di Giorgio? Yes! However I feel that I also must blame her audience for allowing this sort of thing. If she would have said any one of her things about Blacks or Hispanics, the audiences would have revolted. But saying them about White People was allowed! All racism toward all people must be stamped out! We cannot service, as a nation, with these double standards!

I am Kip Addotta

You can find out all about me at http://www.kipaddotta.com/

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I am Kip Addotta! I am a recovering sinner! I am nothing, if not imperfect!

I expect the best of “Me” and look for the best in others!

I want “Me” to strive for perfection even though I know I will never achieve it. I end every day with disappointment, in myself and pride in the fact that I have learned about things and am aware of more that I can do better. I accept criticism readily and do not resent it. Please tell me how I can better myself because I will not hesitate to tell you.

However, beware of telling me something that is not your true feeling. If I sense that you are trying to derail my path you will pay a price. I am experienced enough to see deceit and I know that Karma is as real as steel and will seek you out no matter where you hide.

I enjoy people and do not judge them for small peccadilloes. If I respect you, I will do it from a place of patience. I have a good friend who tells me things about himself that I do not approve of, and yet, I never scold him because I do not want to lose the trust that he has in me. I listen without comment and he speaks in total comfort that I will receive information about him without being disappointed in him. The truth has set him free and he is solving his own issues, without me or my meddling.

I am not being Cryptic! I am saying things as simply as they are! If you are looking or waiting for a punch line you will be disappointed because there isn’t one!

I have two people that I trust implicitly! One is my Son Victor and the other is my love “It” who never fail to tell me their true feelings! Feelings that are not always positive. I hope the same for you!

Imperfectly Yours

Kip Addotta

 

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Rebuilding New Orleans caused residents often to be challenged with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years.. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to establish ownership. Here’s a great letter an attorney wrote to the FHA on behalf of a client:

A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to a parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down. After sending the information to the FHA, he received the following reply.
FHA:
“Upon review of your letter adjoining your client’s loan application, we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin.”

Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows:

“Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have title extended further than the 206 years covered by the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France, in 1803 the year of origin identified in our application.

For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain. The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus’s expedition.

Now the Pope, as I’m sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God’s original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we have our loan?”

The loan was immediately approved.

Still want Government running health care?

I am Kip Addotta and I know Charlie Hefton

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