Hump Day! Hang in there Bucko, you almost have it made. Another day and another dollar, here is #763 for the year from your favorite Scaramouch of Cyberspace. Another Wednesday in a long line of middle of the week ramblin’s.
Always kind of like Wednesday, don’t really know why, just do. Middle of the week, for a five-day wage slave in Oklahoma, and almost the weekend.
They roll the numbers on PowerBall on Wednesday, so there is always the remote possibility that you could be a Millionaire by the end of the day, chances are slim, next to nothing, but still, it could happen.
Figured yesterday’s post would generate a lot of comment traffic and no one checked in to say what they thought about it all, and that kind of surprised me. I was absolutely sure that would be the thing that filled my middle of the week sojourn, but never the less, it did not happen.
That is the way it goes …. First your money …. And then your clothes.
You know if all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we might conceivably wind up with six-day weekends. Which is a great idea, if you have the money necessary to get through a six-day weekend, that is.
Mr. Obama signed the $787 Billion Dollar I.O.U. yesterday and I guess we could talk about that, but to tell you the truth, I am kind of sick of it. Bankers, the economy, all of it, it just keeps going on and on, and on, stop and think about it, all of this started something like 6-7 months ago, and it keeps coming up like a day old cold pizza that you ate just before bed.
He hasn’t been in office thirty days as of today, but I am going to have something to say maybe on Friday about this and what has been going on. That gives him at least two more days to find someone to fill the spots in the government that need filling, I hear they have not used the “Witness Protection Plan” yet, might find some suitable candidate over there?
Changed my screen saver to Half Dome at Yosemite, an interesting place, currently being loved too death by too many visitors like a great many of our National Parks. A truly beautiful and wonderful place, I have been there several times, there is even a spot in Yosemite that they say at the turn of the century if you stood there, long before the industrial revolution and looked hard, you could see the masts and sails of the sailing ships in San Francisco Bay close to 100 miles away.
That to me is simply amazing.
So what is it that we talk about, mid-way during the mid-week rant? How about gasoline prices. Why is it with the economy in ragged torn pieces continuing to crumble and the price of oil on the market plunging, that gasoline prices continue to edge upwards towards the two dollar mark? Oil prices are down about 16% but the price of gasoline is UP and that just doesn’t seem right to me, the average, I need $20 worth type of guy here in the Heartland.
Things are so bad that assistant manager at a WalMart in St. George, Utah held his wedding this past week in the Garden Center of the store, right next to the Tiki Lamps and Barbequer accessories. Greg Scott Ford’s bride, Corissa Otto, explained the venue by saying “We are so darned broke.” The couple, who first met two Valentine’s Days ago, exchanged vows Saturday before a judge. St. George is a sleepy little Mormon town tucked into the Southwest corner of Utah, which shares a common border with not only Arizona, but with Nevada too.
An Interesting place.
No free lunch this week and I had to pay my own way for a grease bowl and a hairball for lunch. Nuts. I read where this Bernard Madoff currently being confined to his $7 million dollar apartment in New York was being snitched off for “NINE YEARS BY A WHISTLE BLOWER” to the SEC and no one paid any attention to him, until after it all came tumbling down and the investors were wiped out. Another current example of GOOD GOVERNMENT at work for you, the taxpayer.
Nine years. Man, that is almost as bad as the messenger they sent to the Bush compound with news of the impending 9-11 disaster and Bush dismissing him and sent him packing because he wanted to finish his vacation.
People working in government could not find first base at Fenway Park if they were led summarily one-by-one onto the field.
Last: “Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden, they may pull rabbits out of a hat in order to make all this work, but am almost certain that they do not have the ability to read your mind. If they cannot do this, and something is bothering you, the poor slob picking up the tab for all this, then it would be best that you let your government partners know about it.”
If you need the telephone number … Let me know. In the meantime … Stay Current.
“The cartoon courtesy of Center for American Progress” (online)