Its only weird if it doesn’t work. Like most of America, I watched the Super Bowl yesterday. It seemed strange for a number of reasons, one being it was the fiftieth Super Bowl, and that somehow just does not seem possible? As I have been around for quite a few of them personally, and the numbers, well, they just sort of always add up not necessarily in my favor these days.
Another thing that was different is this. I hard drived the game (DVR’ed it) and did not actually watch the game as it unfolded and the drama increased, we watched the last three minutes of the contest and that was it. As I am not a great football fan anymore, I taped it in order to see the commercials, which I now consider to be the best part of all of it.
Funny how habits sort of get ingrained into a person. I am so used to “skipping the commercials” and watching the main body of the program. Now for this event, I had to reverse the procedure, and it took some getting used to. I finally managed to master it, but it was tough, that and seeing the Niner’s lose, I wasn’t all that keen on that either.
This is a pretty good video, it wasn’t on the Super Bowl, but you will find it amusing.
Shopping at the Costco Fish Market.
The Great American Free lunch: The Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid, and other benefits, the average US household below the poverty line received $168 (my note, 7 days a week) in government support. What’s the problem with that much support?
Last time I even bothered to check, the median household income in America was just over $50,000 per year, which averages out to $137.13 per day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of about $30 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25 an hour. And then there is the person who works who has to pay taxes, which drops the pay to $21 an hour.
It is no wonder that welfare is now the biggest part of the budget, more than Social Security or defense. And why would anyone want to get off welfare when working pays $9 an hour less.
Another great thing about welfare versus working … No drug screening for anyone, just sign up and wait on the money to come rolling in. For more of the report you can find it here.
Crayon’s before bullets: While I am up here on my soapbox. One of our American Hero’s was taken out this weekend by a gun, and there is more negative news about firearms in the media. It all seems so far fetched out of of sync for me. Our so-called cures for societal problems are directed at the symptoms rather than the causes. We can’t keep throwing money at a broken education system, or its victims. We can’t guarantee raising well-behaved, normal children in broken, drug-dependent or parentless families.
Taking guns from law-abiding citizens will only deepen the lawlessness of criminals. Taking God out of our schools and society, and legitimizing every type of deviant moral, physical and psychological behavior, dooms American society to a continued descent into more violence, self-centered behavior and immorality. Society won’t improve until America returns to her roots.
If we truly want to solve most of American society’s problems, return America to its founding principles. Otherwise, we commit societal suicide.
Munday-Munday: I got those wake up its early, wash behind your ears they’re dirty, eat your eggs and oatmeal, rush to work blues. I just do not do Monday’s all that well anymore … Most folks believe heart attacks occur on Monday, but the majority of them knock you down on Wednesday, not the first of the week as erroneously presumed. And they hit at 10 A.M. (or thereabouts) quick check your watch.
That is one of those mysteries of life, you know things that do not add up.
Why is it that every black guy in prison in the movies is named “Red?” That would be one. How come some guy born in Kansas City that happens to be black is now called an African American? He aint African anything. Why does the late Patrick Swayze look both ways before crossing the street in the movie Ghost? I mean hell, he is a ghost, an errant cab or a delivery truck cannot hurt him. Strange doin’s on a Monday.
One more and I am outta here … If evolution is true as they say, then why do Mother’s only have one set of hands?
Think about it ….