Missed Opportunities

8-women-who-auctioned-off-their-virginityIsn’t it funny, how things work out?  Yesterday I am reading where a woman in Brazil has sold her virginity for the sum of $780,000.  More money than most of us have made when we lost our virginities for free.

It reminded me of when I came home from the service to discover that my mother had cleaned out my closet and thrown away all of my old comic books, my only resource at the time for some quick money, was now long gone to the city dump and she had a new sewing room.

Life is so unfair.

Anyway if you wish to read about Catarina Migliorini and how she sold off her V-Card (don’t ask) it can be found here.  (really makes you wonder what it is that I read in the quiet moments of the day doesn’t it?)

Driveway Quickie:  A florida woman says that someone stole her driveway.  Now I have heard of dry by’s, and all this other new urban nomenclature that seems to litter the landscape of America, but stealing a driveway, C’mon?

Do-Gooders:  One of the saddest things I saw recently was a Canadian County Deputy Sheriff standing guard over a little girl at the Salvation Army bucket outside of WalMart.  We have to put a guard on them now, because low life thieves come by and jack them up for the small black pot that you drop your change in.

It is my understanding however, that a man dropped a Krugerand (sp) in one the other day, and with the price of gold where it currently remains, this is a sizable contribution from someone with truly a rich and generous heart.

In Canada, recent lottery winners donated millions to their favorite deserving charities.  The lucky couple frankly stated “that they had everything that they needed” so they decided to share their good fortune with others.  An interesting read

Raspberries to Boulder Colorado.  The city fathers in Boulder, in their infinite wisdom have discovered a way to “tax the streets” you drive on.  Leave it up to a bunch of lop-sided thinking Politicians to figure out a new way to separate you from your money.  I like the part where they say “they could use the newly collected money for other things” besides the streets.

Washington DC.  Not to be out done by the recent Boulder taxation issue, Washington issued a new developing story on Aspirin.  Effective Jan 1, 2013, aspirin will be taxed under the Obama-Care program.  The only explanation was that they are white and they work.  No other reason was given.

Here is a sampling of CNN on Christmas Day.

As I make a clear cut conscious choice to be happy this day and do my very level best to provide something of a positive nature I am going to leave you with this tid bit.  Dan Blocker said that he portrayed the Hoss character in the television series Bonanza with a Stephen Grellet excerpt in mind: “We shall pass this way on Earth but once, if there is any kindness we can show, or good act we can do, let us do it now, for we will never pass this way again.”  A great deal of truth in that.

Have A Great Day!

OOO

When The Last Star Burns Out

So here is the question of the day for all you do nothing political bozo’s:  “When the last star burns out, and there is nothing left but heaven, where are all you sorry lying Bastards going to hide?”

Usually I stay away from politic’s because of the fact, that in its simplest form, it is ugly, nasty, and downright dishonest.  That is how I see it.  This latest offering in the political arena in this country should be a shining example of just that.  We always re-elect the petty little thieves and appoint the great ones to the highest office.  As much as we all hope and believe that “things will change and they will get better” the realistic approach to all of this is …. It won’t.  New blood or not, it will be the same old circus.

We are not all drinking from the same cup and Democracy as we know  is dysfunctional, has been for a long time.

The sad part of this is if we only got 10% of what these idiots promise us, the majority of the population of this country would be just fine.  But it aint gonna happen.  We would not have to worry about going to heaven in our old age, we would have it right here on earth.

We need to get rid of the Electoral College in this country now.

We also need to have a ballot box that could be checked that reads:  “None Of The Above.”  I often feel like we would be in better hands if we had NO leadership at all.  When I was a kid my daddy told me, “anyone can be president.” and now, some fifty-five years later, I believe him.

There isn’t anyone in America who can cast an intelligent vote any more, I am throughly convinced of that.  I am sick of the entire system, we keep re-electing these Ya-Who’s who tell us ”they cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel,” so they just appropriate more money to buy more tunnel.  If these people were put in charge of the Mojave Desert, in six months, we would be out of sand.

Let’s face it folks, “politic’s is just too damn serious to be left up to politicians.”

Instead of giving them a key to Washington, we should possibly be sending someone up there to change all the locks.  I am sick of people massaging the vote from the poor people, while at the same time, they are sitting down to dine with the rich and promising them that they will protect each from the other.

We need to get rid of the Electoral college like I said.  Come up with some kind of decent form of voting, other countries in the world do not suffer thru what we endure every four years.  Set a period of campaigning before the elections, say 60-90 days and then that is it.  This crap of running for the office for a year or more should get tossed out the window.

Have all the Governors from each state come in once a year for thirty days and let them do the business that needs to be done.  The salary of a U.S.Congressman, versus the salary of governors vary from state to state but in the long run the savings would be immense.  In the end, we would still be money ahead, by getting rid of all congressional representatives and their lobbyist buddies.  They are as I see it a rag tag dysfunctional bunch of money grabbing thugs.

Under this proposal.  Lobbyists will have to work three times harder to gain access to “voting representatives.”  Money savings would be substantial.  Less government, something we have all heard of all our our lives but sadly will never see.

Stop all this public outcry for a constitutional amendment.  There will be no constitutional amendments, it takes a 2/3 majority, give it up, they will never vote themselves out of a good deal …. would you?

All these emailing idealistic and hopeless dreamers, screaming for amendments and pass this on, pass this on, should be located ran down and shot.

It Must Be Great To Be King

For everything else there is MasterCard.

President Barack Obama’s base salary is $400,000 a year. He also has access to a $150,000 expense account as well as a $100,000 tax free travel account and $20,000 entertainment budget. You on the other hand, have cable TV and get the bill.  It must be nice being King. So here is the question of the day for all you do nothing political bozo’s:  “When the last star burns out, and there is nothing left but heaven, where are all you sorry lying Bastards going to hide?”  I said that and I approved of every word.

See you in four years, that is, if the country is even still here.

OOO

Cartoon lifted from Mostly Bright Ideas  

PC Who Cares?

“I always get a kick out of people who actually believe what they see and hear on television.”

What do we talk about today?  Here is a thought:  When gasoline finally reaches $24 per gallon, will we be offered wind-powered cars?  I-Don’t-think-So-Dot.com  (Can you tell I am in a good mood this morning?) I just read an interesting article on sleeping pills and it said that people that use them, are more likely to die prematurely than those who do not.  One thing I know for sure … Don’t take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time.  That could present problems.

(Oh well, looks like it is going to be another one of those posts, doesn’t it.)

If your are using them, here is something else you should know.  You are five times more likely die early and thirty-five times more likely to develop cancer in your lifetime.  So they do not appear to be a good thing, counting sheep is a lot better.

This is my fourth day of not reading or contributing to bus board banter on the net.  I gave them up (or rather I gave up ONE of them on the first of the week) and I am now officially not participating in their particular brand of madness. The advice one will find there at times was good, but lately it has deteriorated to the point of being downright stupid.  Most of the time the advice comes off as somewhat desperate, breaking every rule in the books.  Another thing I find is that reading this day after day, and not really reacting with any of the players, can be isolating, and it tends to make one less dependent on sociial bonds to get along.

The Internet sterilizes one socially I am afraid.

It tends to make one less empathic to the feelings of others, and often discussions fail to realize the impact they will have on other folks who do participate.  So I checked out.  Like Dr. Phil is fond of saying … Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?

Things are getting good according to Delbert.  My neighbor came over yesterday to sit and visit a spell and he said that the “economy was improving.”  When asked about this newly discovered insight and where did he hear this astounding news, he told me he saw it on television, “the economy was improving.”

I always get a kick out of people who actually believe what they see and hear on television.

This improvement might be for several reasons.  One most of the unemployed in this country, unable to find suitable employment over a long period of time, may have just given up on looking for job.  I know of such people in my limited sphere of existence here in Oklahoma. It could be because the baby boomers such as myself, are retiring from the workforce and going home to ride out the years in less comfort that they originally thought.

It could be this … this is the one that I feel is most represenative of the so-called improvements …. None of the politicians have done anything lately, they have not come up with some unheard of new idea to fix things, no giant screwups on the horizon since last years’ debt ceiling debacle.  This could very well be the elixer that was needed … In-action by a do nothing Congress. If you think any of this is bad.  You need to vote these parasitic do nothing mooches out of office.  Which got me to thinking about why it is that Amerian’s vote.  I came up with a few things that I will share with you for free.

You vote because you love the fact that you can now marry whatever or whoever you want. Even your German Shepherd.

You vote because you believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

You vote because you believe the government will do a better job of spending the money you earn than you would.

You vote because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

You vote because you are way too irresponsible to own a gun, and you know that our local police are all you need to protect us from murderers and thieves.

You vote because you believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if you don’t start driving a Prius.

You vote because you are not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

You vote because you think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the social security from those who paid into it.

You vote because you believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the the rest of the non-working population see’s fit.

You vote because you believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

You vote because you think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish or spoil the view in Martha’s Vineyard where you happen to live.

You vote because your head is so firmly planted up your a**, and it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever have another valid point of view.

If you can wrap your head around all that then I suppose you could be considered a good American Voter at least that is the way I understand it.  Now I know you are thinking …. Where did he get all that?

Well, I saw it on television.

OOO

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Political Science For Dummies.

Dear Lost


Dear Abby,

My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the interest.

Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even more.

He has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics and the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next he’s with Muslims.

Finally, the last straw. He’s demanding that before anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It’s just so horribly creepy! Can you help?

Signed,
Lost

Dear Lost,
Stop whining, Michelle. You’re getting to live in the White House for free, travel the world, and have others pay for everything for you. You can divorce the jerk any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with the idiot for at least the rest of this year and even maybe more!

Signed,
Abby

Crank it up, you certainly have paid for it.

congressman

OOO

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At What Cost

Seldom do I hold a President accountable for a campaign promise, simply because, “they promise you what it is that you want to hear, and they never fulfill the promise or provide the answer or the solution in the end.”  In other words, “a politician will say anything” in order to get elected.

Our President promised for example “to bring the troops home.”

And he now considers that policy in place and happening.  At first glance it would appear he is doing just that, but it is smoke and mirrors.  Mr. Obama is reducing the size of the army in Afghanistan down from 100,000 to 30,000.  That is not bringing them home, that is still leaving a sizable portion of them there to bolster the Afghan Army which is a joke, a rag-tag assemble of soldiers, who had some 24,000 deserters just last year.

Recently I talked to a vet who had been there, he said the country was a rat hole, a sewer, a festering pockmark on the face of humanity.  It all started under Bush as a narrow, modest war of necessity.  Most of the goals of that administration were accomplished quickly.  Then as it is with all American Wars, it was expanded.

We set out with determined measure to transform this tribal nation into a stable democracy.  Ten years later, the goal remains out of our grasp, despite the loss of 1,800 American lives and a cost of over $400 billion dollars.  Now ask yourself this question, “What would $400 billion dollars buy in the way of computers for kids, how far would it go towards a poverty program for those who are hungry?  In what way could this money have been spent better for a cause that was worthy?”  We spend all of our money building roads and bridges in countries that most people ride a donkey to town.

The democracy aspect of all this is just about as ludicrous.

Afghanistan is arguably the most primitive nation on earth with rampant malnutrition, widespread illiteracy, and a 15th century standard of living.  The government of President Hamid Karzai is totally corrupt, and is despised by the ordinary Afghans.  Their army is a shamble and certainly no match for the Taliban just next door in Pakistan.

Everything that has been accomplished in this country in the past ten years, is certainly very fragile and reversible.  If our President pushes ahead with his plan to withdraw U.S. troops by 2014, the Taliban will pour back into Afghanistan from their sanctuaries in Pakistan.  The country will once again become a terrorist haven, with disastrous consequences for the United States and for world security.

The Russians found this to be true in their brief history with the country and we are soon to find out the same end result.  After ten years of being mired in this cesspool we face the very same depressing out look.

We will in the end, give it all back.  Only one question remains.

At what cost?

OOO

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