Chocolate Bars and Happy Dreams

A British Canoeist was arrested, jailed and had his DNA sample taken for the crime of paddling down a river. Hmmm, no beating from the cops that might have bruised the hippy’s organic granola bars, but apart from that, it seems tough but fair. Apparently in Britain some people actually believe in ownership of a stretch of river and require you to pay for a sail on it.

And you thought airline travel was bad in this country. An Air India flight soared past its Mumbai destination on June 4 as its pilots allegedly dozed off in the cockpit, The Times of India reported this week. The napping pilots flew 359 miles past the airport and were still at cruising altitude when nervous air traffic controllers woke them up.

Air India officials vehemently denied the report, saying the plane lost radio contact with air traffic control for some time, and only flew 14 miles off course. “We emphatically deny the report. No such incident took place. We’ve checked our records,” Some pilots and air traffic controllers argue Air India is trying to cover up for the pilots’ mistake.

Jeeze, do you think so?

Harnessing the power of a volcano yeah this is gonna be a barn burner for sure. They are talking about drilling into active volcano’s in Alaska as a source of geothermal power … This sounds like modern science to me, take something that is very powerful, awfully hot, really unpredictable, and drill a hole it and pi** it off even more.

Man, this one isn’t going to end well at all; the handwriting is on the wall for this fiasco for sure.

Honk if you love Hispanics, this one is lame. A Hispanic-tag proposal is being reviewed by Florida highway officials. It proudly proclaims that “Hispanics Discovered Florida.”  It also has the support of state Sen. Gary Siplin a Democrat in a district with many Hispanic residents. The favorite television show in his district is called, “The Little House On The Chevy.”

We have a new novelty tag this year too. It reads: Where In The World Is Oklahoma? That was for all my friends over at the retirement home in Arkansas.

Your tax dollars at work. IBM is working with candy maker Mars Inc. and the U.S. government to study the genetic code of cocoa trees to safeguard the world’s chocolate supply. Closely held Mars, the maker of M&M candies and Snickers bars, and the U.S. Agriculture Department will sequence the entire cocoa genome, deciphering the plant’s biological map. IBM will analyze the results using Blue Gene, the world’s second- fastest supercomputer, the company said today in a statement.

Political unrest and plant diseases in Africa, home to two- thirds of cocoa production, have driven up prices more than 50 percent in the past year. Cocoa trees in Africa and Asia have become increasingly stunted from fungus, insects and drought, triggering supply shortfalls.

“Mars is trying to improve the reliability of the cocoa supply and IBM is looking for new ways to market its Blue Gene supercomputer power,” said Lora Cecere, an analyst for AMR Research in Boston. IBM can apply the same tools to other food staples falling short of demand, such as corn, she said

After that, who knows?  Maybe what causes zits on a 14 year old, or why they have “Happy Dreams” at night? When it comes to U.S. Government grant money … The sky is the limit these days.


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This Is America … We Speak English

On this day, Independence Day, I can think of nothing more appropriate than the “English Only” issue and the erosion of the American Lifestyle. Thirty states now have laws specifying that official government communications be in English. It is a start and it is multiplying tremendously, but it still needs to get done, it needs to be officially instituted and put into working order. We need to keep stoking the firebox on this issue, and get up a good head of steam and take it to Washington DC.

Some folks believe that this issue sends a hostile message to newcomers. It just poisons the atmosphere in local communities. Not so. Studies out have proven conclusively that newcomers that learn the language fare much better than those that hold onto the language of where it is they came from.

All this politically correct non-sense, catering to illegals, pandering to Mexicans and accepting Spanish as a second language, is not good for this country.  A word to the newcomers.  It is also not good for America to try and change it into some satellite clone of the country of your origin.

In a way it does poison the country, it is detrimental to the American Lifestyle and our way of life, it is in fact, “Anti American.”

Ohio approved a bill making English the official language. Oklahoma is working on it. Missouri will decide this fall on an amendment to their constitution.

I don’t give two hoots in you know where what you talk about in your own home, I don’t give a flying whatever the language you use, but when it comes to government, official business, you need to be speaking English.

You want to live here, then the first word you need to learn is “Assimilate” which means to blend in, focus on what everyone around you is speaking.

If you don’t consider this important or just another rant, consider this. You are lying prostrate on the ground, you have a searing burning in your chest and left arm, you tell the person looking down at you, “I have pills in my pocket (for your heart) you beg them ….. please …..”

Now do you want some foreigner standing there looking at you like a calf who is looking a new gate for the first time … Or … Do you want someone who speaks English.

Thought so.

Laws never cover everything, but in this case, they should be covering voter rights, driver’s lic., zoning forms and day to day activities in this country. It is time … High time … we all get on the same page about this issue. This country has been around over 230 years, and it was all done on ONE LANGUAGE and that is the bottom line, that is where the rubber meets the road.

Washington needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Thirty states are now saying … We want this. 19 others have pending legislation; it is time to do something about this.

Enjoy your Fourth of July, they may be numbered “Amigo’s.”