The rig count in America again drops this week, we don’t have to go looking for it anymore, the price is down. Our fuel problem has been solved, all it took was a major recession to do it. As it inches upward again, I am wondering why no one is drilling anything other than the consumer or the U.S. Taxpayer.
The Numbers Are Not Good — Sorry.
693,000 jobs were cut in December and more to come. The U.S. Economy is now stepping into one of the worst downturns since World War II. Lenovo, China’s biggest personal-computer maker is laying off some 2,500 people because of no demand for their product. Unemployment here in the United States is predicted now to exceed 9.2% by 2010. Things are so bad now, that the government announced that the “end of the world” has been postponed by at least two years, so that they can try and collect some of the $1.2 trillion that they owe on the National Debt.
Fueling the Poor
Citgo, the Venezuelan government’s U.S.-based oil subsidiary, reversed course Wednesday and said it will continue shipments of heating oil to poor families in the United States. How sad is that, we have a foreign country, who’s dictator calls our President disparaging names and insults him in public (United Nations) supplying the fuel to heat the homes of our nation’s poor. Chavez an outspoken critic of the U.S. has often been quoted as calling Bush “El Diablo” (the devil)
Teen Birth Rates are up
Atlanta Disease Control released a new report today that found that Mississippi “now has the nation’s highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title.” The report found that in 2006, the Mississippi teen pregnancy rate was over 60 percent higher than the national average and increased 13 percent since the year before.
I understand that when you experience a heart attack, that often there is a lack of blood to the brain, and that in some cases, afterwards there is a memory loss. Maybe this is what is the matter with the Vice President. Dick Cheney is now claiming that he never exceeded his powers and that it is all “an urban legend.”
I herby submit at this time, that the drive to select Puerto Rico as the fifty-first state be suspended. I also propose that either the state of Texas or the State of Wyoming, be split down the middle, and then be renamed “the State Of Denial” to give all these nut jobs in Washington who seem to be out of touch with reality, a place to live and rule. Sorry Puerto Rico.
Little Johnny is flunking out
Pittsburgh – Administrators at Pittsburgh Public Schools are defending a policy making 50% the lowest score students can receive. Since an “A” is 90% or above, a “B” is 80% to 89% and so on, administrators said allowing scores as low as zero gives an “F” too much weight. But teachers said some students won’t hand in assignments if guaranteed 50%. When I was a kid, and I brought home an “F” it surely did carry too much weight, it was connected to the back of my dad’s hand.
The new curriculum in 2009 is as follows:
The Colonial Period – Basic thirteen colonies, first states, the common wealth. The Civil War Period – Brother against Brother and the abolishment of Slavery. The New Deal Period – FDR a chicken in every pot, Hoover Dam, let’s build a National Park. The Deficit Period – The Bush years and the hallucination period of the Republican Party.
They can all activate and operate an X-box, send a text message, figure out a cellphone and its operating procedures in minutes, but they cannot read. What is wrong with this picture?
What are you going to drink when you are thirsty?
Denver Colorado – Shell Oil filed for the first major water right on Yampa River in hopes of securing enough water for its oil shale development plans. Shell’s application seeks about 8% of the river’s peak spring flow. Shell said the water would be shipped to a reservoir for later use. Critics say extracting oil from shale uses too much water, which is in short supply. Kind of makes you wonder what we will all be drinking when these companies get done polluting the last of the potable water. If you don’t believe me, goggle oil sands or Frazier River Basin and look what they have done in Canada, and we are next.
Sorry … No Give Backs, they are not allowed.
Boise Idaho – The state attorney general said Gov. Otter, a Republican, cannot turn down a 3% pay raise. That means his salary bumps up to $111,989 for 2009. Otter announced last month he would reject the raise to show solidarity after ordering statewide budget cuts. Imagine that, a politician with some class. Now he says he will donate the money to a scholarship fund.
Hard to believe isn’t it, here is a guy trying to do the right thing, and he is NOT allowed to do it. I remember reading about people in Florida trying to give back Federal Money and they would not take it. We have reached a point where we no longer suffer from our insanity, we are beginning to enjoy every minute of it every day.
It aint Starbucks, but it is a good close second.
Vassalboro Maine – This town’s planning board approved an application for a coffee shop with topless waitresses, despite opposition from some residents. More than 50 people showed up for the board’s meeting, and most of them voiced disapproval. Planners said Vassalboro has no ordinance to regulate businesses’ uniforms – or lack of them. I am going out on limb here folks, but I believe I speak for true, loyal, dedicated coffee drinkers everywhere when I say “Leave Them Girls Alone.”
Something is not right with Freshwater.
Mount Vernon – An outside consultant testified that when a science teacher here was told to remove a Bible from his public school classroom, he checked out another Bible from the school library to make a statement. The consultant found that John Freshwater was insubordinate and had used a device to burn the image of a cross on a student’s arm. Freshwater is appealing his firing.
I want to believe
Greer South Carolina – More than 350 people attended a rally at a church to protest a federal judge’s order banning South Carolina from producing a religious license plate with the words “I Believe.” The Rev. Arnold Hiette said Christians have lost the right to public prayer. The plate includes a stained glass window with a cross.
Boxcars’ T-Shirt Philosophy for Life
- So many toys …so little time.
- Wish for peace, work for justice.
- Never wash whites with colors, unless you are into pink underwear and T-shirts..
- Who am I? — Why am I here? — What is my fate? — Where are the cookies?
- I am fat, you are stupid, I can diet.
Never tell someone wearing underwear on his head, to leave the bus driver alone.
“The cartoon courtesy of Center for American Progress” (online)