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Rest in peace my friend

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 08:40


Obituaries suck.

They pretty much have to.

Who the hell has the time to give a rat's ass about some other guy's friend?

What newspaper has the column inches to give anyway? 

The man below, you couldn't do justice to in ten thousand words.

The final issue here has to do with the fact that he wouldn't want it anyway.

Gerhard preferred to "keep things quiet".

So, I'll say this much and then leave it alone.

One of the two or three most honorable men I've ever known.



Gerhard Stadler Sr.

November 10, 1927 - March 19, 2010


Gerhard Stadler, Sr., beloved husband of Isabella (nee Baumgartner). Loving father of Katharina (Werner) Linder, Gerhard Jr. and Dr. Frank (Dr. Marcia Lu). Cherished grandfather of Alexander Linder; Christian, Nicholaus and Isabella Stadler. Gerhard worked at the First National Bank of Chicago for 30 years where he became Vice President. As a world renowed expert of precious metals, he began the Precious Metals Department. He later continued his expertise as Vice President of LaSalle National Bank. For the past 15 years, he owned and operated Water Tower Precious Metals at Lakeside Bank.


Rest in peace my friend.


Reading on a Saturday Morning

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 01/30/2010 - 09:49


First of all, some of you people need to stop yelling at me.

Especially the few of you race baiting, neocon, tea party, birther goofs with the well earned inferiority complexes, ... ... ... ... ... ... and my telephone number.

You know who you are !!!


I'm on it.

The stuff has been coming fast and furious, I will have read every word by Saturday night, and will be analyzing, cutting, pasting and writing as though I have no real work, career, or even prospects, immediately thereafter.

Which is sort of the case anyway if you stop and think about it. 

You have my word of honor.

And finally, the fact that you happen to be a race baiting, neocon, tea party, birther goof does not in any way diminish the affection that I feel for you.

 This also goes for you thin skinned, unforgiving, left wing twits.


As evidence of my enduring fondness for you, I call to your attention the fact that I do have Caller ID, yet I continue to pick up ........... you know, ............... well over half the time.


An Editorial Comment

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 01/07/2010 - 06:59


Were I President of the United States of America.

And, I had in my possession a foreign national who had just attempted to murder three hundred or so innocent people on an airplane over the city of Detroit, Michigan, and some other number of hundreds on the ground below.

And, I believed that this individual had information that might enable me to save the life of just one American citizen.

I would personally flick my Bic underneath that bastard's testicles.

And, after a few minutes when the crying and puking let up a little, I'd ask just one question,

"Son, is there anything at all you can think of right now, that I might like to know?"

"Take your time."

"I got all day."


Does this make me a bad person?

Reflecting .................... Reflecting .................... Still Reflecting .................... Done

Don't care.


What's Going On Here?

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 09:20


Well, pretty much .... Just Thinking.

The truth is, I've got some time on my hands, so I started wandering around the net in an effort to figure out who is doing what, to whom.

We have all talked about, and marveled at the sheer volume of stuff available "out there".

It goes beyond imagination.

It is however, my strongly held opinion, that much of what's available goes unaccessed, and the small part of that which is accessed, mostly goes unread.

 People are busy.

Probably busier than people have ever been in the history of mankind.

Not many of us have the time to go wandering around out there trying to figure out what to think about stuff.

That's issue #1.

Issue #2 is more insidious.

We all feel the way we feel.

Damn few of us care to think about what we think.

 Feeling is easier, and a lot less time consuming.

Feeling is however, a lot harder on the nervous system.

At least I think it is.

I'm feeling a lot of stress out there. And strain.

Anger and fear are prevalent.

Constructive approaches are in retreat.

As for the blogosphere.

You know as well as I do that much of what's out there amounts to little more than a petulant rant.

So, what's going on here?

Just some stuff to think about.

If I were you, knowing what I know,

I'd start with the quotes.

But it really doesn't matter.

The gears might link to anything, sometimes it'll make sense, sometimes it won't, at least to you.

Occasionally, it doesn't even make sense to me.

I'm Just Thinking.

Try it. You might like it.

Might make you feel better.



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