First major storm of the year (well, let me rephrase that) the first major “Thunderstorm” of the year rolled thru here with a vengeance last night. Took some roofs off some homes north of here, and the siren’s went off at 1:30 a.m. this morning. It is always hard for me to go back to sleep after something like that. It has a tendency to pucker me up a bit (makes me tense). Do you know the difference between a Tornado and a Hurricane?
I don’t either. But somebody is going to lose a trailer house!
I see where my friends in the Government are going to loan a “MEXICAN COMPANY millions” of U.S. Tax dollars to build a toll road in Texas (0utside of Austin). I don’t understand the logic of this, why are we loaning people “outside the boundaries of the United States” contracts to build infrastructure “inside the boundaries of the United States?”
We have an economy that is going to hell in a hand-basket and folks being laid off left and right, so we are sub-contracting out our in house business to other countries? I am kind of liberal in my views. For instance, “I would never throw gasoline on a politican and set him on fire. But if I did come across one that was already on fire, I wouldn’t put him out either.” But I have to tell ya, I don’t understand this one at all.
We have toll roads in Oklahoma, lot’s of them. First one went in around ’55 I believe it was. It was going to be a “temporary thing.” Just until it was “paid for.” You know the drill, I believe it is $4 a car now for 100 miles.
A note in a plastic bottle, cast into the Pacific off the coast of Seattle in 1987 has surfaced in Alaska in a remote fishing village. “This letter is part of our science project to study oceans and learn about people in distant lands.” A fourth grader, Emily Hwaung, who is now a 30 year old account in Seattle wrote the note.
As a small lad, growing up in California, I tossed numerous bottle messages in the surf, but never did I hear anything back. Probably did not have enough stamps on it? The shelf life of plastic in the environment is something like 100 years. Think about that for a second, that means that EVERY PIECE of it that was not destroyed, but rather tossed or discarded, is still with us. Plastic has been around for about 50 years now. Al Gore recently installed 33 solar collectors on his home (we didn’t burn the bathroom light all night one day this week, we are doing our part). Thirty-three panels, that seems like over-kill to me. Figures to be rather expensive for the “regular guys” eh?
Some guy in Oregon came home the other day to find about thirty people in his front yard, toting off all his stuff! It appears that someone had posted a message on http;// www.Craigslist.com that he was moving out of state and giving all his stuff away.
When he approached the people about it, they refused to give him back his stuff, saying “that they had read it on the Internet, so it had to be true.”
April’s fools day … In 1981 the Herald-News in Roscommon, Michigan, (a place where 3.6 billion people have never heard of) printed a warning that scientists were preparing to release 2,000 “freshwater sharks” into three area lakes as part of a government funded study.
Figuring my tax burden tomorrow, ten a.m. please pray for me. Life can be so dog-gone tough, just getting thru one day at a time, and sometimes presents itself as a monumental chore. This week has all the earmarks of a grinder, and it is only Tuesday.
I have to admit one thing tho’. It is awfully nice, coming in here, sitting down to the keyboard, cup of coffee, and writing something. For the past few weeks I have been hammering this web-page-thingy together over at WordPress.com (http://ldsrr91.Wordpress.com), day and night, and it has taken its collective toll. It is so nice to not have to twitter, tweak, flitter something, it relaxes my widget like you would not believe.
If these elected bozo’s can give the Mexican’s millions to build a road “Deep In The Heart of Texas,” then they should be able to provide me (a disenchanted disgruntled angry tax-payer) about eight tanks of gas and a five hundred dollar bill. That is in addition to what is already on the way.
“I wouldn’t mind paying taxes, if I knew it was going to a friendly country.”