Sunday, June 01, 2008

Thank You!

OK, this is a long one... but it needs to be said.

Here is how I think we should all, every single one of us, start each and every day for the rest of our lives...

First, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, get out of bed and walk to the nearest mirror. Next, look into that mirror and pay very close attention to the details of your image. Pay special attention to the eyes. Look into them as deeply as you can. Now, in your most sincere tone of voice, say "Thank You!" "THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH!"

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, instead of the above Thank You, change it to "IT'S ALL MY FAULT!" "There is no one to blame but ME!!!"

On Sundays do something special, recite both of the above - SEVERAL TIMES. You can augment this by adding a good, firm SLAP to to your face - several, if you are so inclined.

By now you are probably wondering what you have been thanking and blaming yourselves for. Well, take a guess - you'll probably be wrong - but go ahead, give it a shot anyway. Better yet, think about those acts and this post the next time you buy gasoline and pay over $4.00 a gallon for it. That's right, it's our fault! We're responsible for it - nobody but us!!

Don't think so? Well, look at it this way... We, The People, are the ones that elected the Shlubs to Congress in the 1960's and 70's that caved in to the "Special Interest Groups" (read that TREE HUGGERS) and banned new oil drilling, new refineries and new Nuclear Power Plants .

We, The People, are the ones that have not taken a stand and said alright, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY!!

OK, some of you get it and understand the problem. Unfortunately, most of you don't. If you did, we would be hearing more about the solution. What is driving the price of oil through the roof? It's not that there is a shortage TODAY. It's not that the cost of getting the oil out of the ground TODAY has gone up appreciably. What is taking place and is jeopardizing our future is the fact that stock speculators are hoping the demand IN THE FUTURE will exceed the available supplies. They are willing to drive the price up, through the Futures Market, in the hopes that it will be profitable IN THE FUTURE.

If my Tarot Cards and Crystal ball are giving me correct information you are sitting there asking yourself "why is he emphasizing IN THE FUTURE every chance he gets?" And therein lies the answer. If We, The People, through our Shlubs in office, simply announced the commitments to open up ANWAR (The Artic National Wildlife Refuge) and our off shore waters to oil extraction, to building ten new oil refining facilities and to building ten new Nuclear Power generating facilities the price of crude oil on the Futures market would fall like the proverbial rock.

We have enough oil inside out National and Territorial boundary's to keep us going for several Decades, probably with total independence from foreign suppliers. Some of whom have been shown to support Terrorist activities directed against you and I.

Am I over simplifying - probably. Am I ignoring the dangers - doubtfully. Technology has improved so much in the last 40+ years that ecological disasters of the magnitude seen back then are a very remote possibility today. Remember, a computer that occupied 4 blocks of real estate back then had less "power" that the computer you are using to read this rant. But you know what? As remote the possibility for a disaster may be, I don't give a particular damn.

Like it or not, Man is here to stay. Yes it's important to protect - to a point - our environment. However, when that "protection" leads to the real possibility that I can no longer make a living in my chosen field, it's time for the Human - ME - to take precedence in the food chain. I must drive a car for work. I must drive from appointment to appointment. I must carry several 50 pound cases of equipment as well as 40 pounds of literature and other bulky equipment that will not fit into carrying cases. These are not things I choose to do, they are things I must do. I cannot Ride Share (as I may be in Orange County today, Riverside County tomorrow and Las Vegas the following day) nor can I engage Public Transportation as a solution. I am just one individual but there are millions of other individuals in our country that are in the same situation. My monthly Gasoline bill has been (at $3.40 a gallon) running between $500.00 and 650.00 per month. I don't even want to think what it's going to be this month. And you know what? If some Polar Bear or Caribou in Alaska has to step over a piece of pipe or walk around an oil rig to get to their deification spot or to the water - so be it. If some flowering plant or endangered Lizard disappears from the face of the planet - so be it. Let's call it what it is, Folks - MAN IS MORE IMPORTANT. Like it or not, the sooner we start screaming that as our mantra the better off we will all be. If our existing Legislators refuse to listen to us ELECT NEW ONES THAT WILL! Any Politician who is seeking election that doesn't adopt this thought pattern, and publicly proclaim it, is an out and out idiot. Of course, that hasn't kept us from electing them in the past, has it?

We, The People, can make a difference. We have done it many times in our past. We have done everything from tossing tea over the side of a ship in a harbor to sending peanuts to Network Executives to save a television show from cancellation. Now,using the Internet we can be heard like never before. Start talking about this to everybody you come in contact with - every single day - until the Shlubs hear us. Email the Shlubs - you now know what to say - make that SCREAM. If we don't make them hear and comply with our wishes/demands we are headed down a road that we are not going to like traveling. I have heard some analysts say that $10.00 per gallon gasoline might not be a fantasy. There are only a hand full of people in this country that can afford that and you know what friends - you and I are not in that group. Remember that the next time you look in the mirror - remember to thank yourself.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Economic Stimulus Checks

Well, I have come up with a GREAT way for everyone to spend their Economic Stimulus check. If we spend our checks in the following manner we will accomplish the following: We will invest if the growth of US manufacturers. We will add to the coffers at many levels of tax collecting, bureaucratic, government. We will make the statement that we value our freedoms. We will take a step to further insure our rights under the Constitution of the United States of America. Lastly, and probably most importantly, we will Piss Off every single Liberal legislator in office.

How do we accomplish these things, you ask? Spend your Economic Stimulus Check towards the purchase of a U.S. manufactured Firearm! When you have entered your "waiting period" take that time, when you should be out enjoying your new gun, and write a thank you note to those same legislator's. Thank them for allowing you to pursue your hobby and protect your family. Most importantly, thank them for helping you accomplish the points made in the opening paragraph of this post.

What better way to thank the Liberal Legislators who have been so concerned about stimulating our economy? And yes, I know it was President Bush's program. However, without the support of the Liberals it would not have come to be. Come on now, you know there is nothing the Libs like better than having the voting populace indebted to them. So, as a famous actor once almost said - "Go ahead, make their day."

Saturday, November 17, 2007

What's Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong - Right?

OK, I have finally come up with something to post. I'll start by saying that I am not a huge Baseball fan, nor am I a fan of Barry Bonds - for a number of reasons. What I am a fan of, however, is fairness. I am a firm believer of what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong.

Anyone reading this who is over the ripe old age of, let's say, 20 years or so, will remember another individual who LIED UNDER OATH and got away with it in front of the whole world. The only thing he had to worry about was a cleaning bill for a Blue Dress and the inconvenience of buying a fresh cigar. For those of you that haven't figured out yet, think: Womanizer, Amoral, Coward, Liar and Henpecked. Right, now you know who I am referring to, our illustrious - or should I say, infamous - past President, William Jefferson Clinton.

Barry Bonds, on the other hand, is going to end up being sent "up the river" in a very leaky boat without a paddle of any kind to help him. This, for doing the very same thing, is just plain WRONG.

Now, do not even think about saying that it is not the same thing. It is exactly the same thing. Lying under oath is at the very least wrong, not to mention the illegal part. There is absolutely no difference between lying to a bunch of Politicians while under oath and lying to a Grand Jury. None - Nada - Zip - Zilch.

Oh, and one other little thing. Mr. Bill is out there, making a ton of money each year doing the lecture circuit and selling books. And let us not forget all the money he is raising for his Wife (or is that handler?) and her political campaign. Barry Bonds, on the other hand, will be lucky to get a job as a Fry Cook in a Greasy Spoon. That is, if he survives his sentence.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005


Well, does this work or have I lost everything again?