Saturday, June 27, 2009
If you have been faithfully reading my blog for some time now, you not only have a strange notion of what constitutes time well spent, but you also have learned that Bachelors Die Young.
Another quality of bachelors that you may not yet have learned, is that we talk to ourselves... Out loud. For me it started when I was in my late thirties, and it has only gotten worse.
Earlier today I had this discussion, out loud... with me, "Well are you going to go to Kokomo or not? You'll have to stop at the bank. You don't really need anything, Chris. I can buy potatoes here in town... but I need some Pepsi and it's so expensive. I could buy those Correlle bowls at Mejher's but I don't really need those either. Well Chris, it's not like you're spending thousands of dollars on exciting vacations... if you want the bowls, buy them. For crying out loud, what did you spill on your pants? When did I do that? Gahhh... I'll have to change... Why can't you make a simple decision? You've always been this way..." And it went on from there.
Last week I was walking into a little meat market in Tipton, and noticed that a bank across the street was remodeling, and I said right out loud, (to no one but myself) "When did they start that? That's gonna look nice..." And immediately I caught myself and looked around to see if anyone had noticed. So it has definitely begun occurring outside the privacy of my home.
When I'm 75 I fully expect to be standing in Krogers talking out loud to the bell peppers, "Well now you're a ripe one, aren't you!"
For the record, I went to Kokomo, bought potatoes and Pespsi... and to the best of my knowledge, I did not have a man to spud conversation prior to purchase.
I didn't buy the bowls. We argued, and are still in negotiations.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
John Steele Gordon has a wonderful suggestion concerning the healthcare debate. He writes:
I have an idea. Why not have the federal government demonstrate that it can provide adequate health care to American Indians, a promise it hasn’t kept for 222 years? Then demonstrate it can provide adequate health care to veterans, a promise it hasn’t kept for 79 years. Then demonstrate that it can reform and efficiently run the health insurance system called Medicare, which it has been been making a dog’s breakfast of for the last 44 years. And then, and only then, take over all of American health care.
Or even better, why not have the mainstream media do its job for once and vigorously investigate the federal government’s actual track record in regard to health care? It’s not an impressive résumé for someone applying to run the whole show. Indeed, it’s a more-than-two-hundred-year record of failure, inadequate funding, bureaucratic indifference, and broken promises.
I think the healthcare system in this country started inching its way towards insanity when medical insurance started paying for office visits. In the past, insurance was for surgery and the big things that people needed, but simply couldn't afford.
And when I was a boy, the poor didn't go to the emergency room when they got sick. They went to Dr Denton who knew it was part of his job to help people who coulndn't afford to pay him. It was just part of his job!
And then the government stepped in to help the poor.
And now they want to control my healthcare?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Fraud that Democrats can only dream of...
The White House has remained silent about the highly suspect outcome in the Iranian election. They're probably too busy taking notes. The supposed landslide victory of Ahmadinejad was denounced as treason by his reformist opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
Here's how an Iranian election works... It's like ACORN on steroids. The religious leaders of the country decide who they want, and that guy wins the election. Now Obama said, "...ultimately the election is for the Iranians to decide," but Obama is of course a dumb ass. The religious guys in the turbans decide.
The protests in the streets of Tehran are kind of fun to watch... the Iranian people haven't seen this sort of action since the Iranian Revolution back in the 70's. And it will take another revolution for the elections in Iran to be fair.
Sort of like here.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Disclaimer: One must consider that these claims are being made by a white 55 year-old never-married childless male who has been rejected by women of every race, creed, and shoe size.
At some point in the future my blog may sink lower, but I'll have to really work at it.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter (Willow Palin) was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."
"Laughter incited by sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us that some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands. That acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others."
"...any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable."
Update: Today, Friday, in an MSNBC internet poll, Americans said 52% to 48% that Letterman should -not- apologize and that Palin should lighten up.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
For some time I've made it a habit to crawl into bed and watch TVLand until I fell asleep. But now I'm searching for other options... Any suggestions?
I just can't watch this common, vulgar, undisciplined, and tasteless woman. Give me June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable, Harriet Nelson... Someone with a little class!
I shop at WalMart and I know that Roseanne better represents the current culture... But what a poor example...
Where is Timmy's mother who loved Lassie and was so caring, proper, and understanding?
With the role models that pervade Satan's box, is it any wonder that our culture is lost?
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
In his first official visit to China since becoming Treasury Secretary, Mr Geithner told politicians and academics in Beijing that he still supports a strong US dollar, and insisted that the trillions of dollars of Chinese investments would not be unduly damaged by the economic crisis. Speaking at Peking University, Mr Geithner said: "Chinese assets are very safe."
The comment provoked loud laughter from the audience of students.
Obviously the Chinese students are atheists and mistakenly believe our Messiah is a dumb ass. Tim Geithner should stick to talking with the true believers in the American Press, who hear the promises of Obama and manage to keep a straight face.
The Obama administration is committing $50 billion to General Motors -- $30 billion on top of the $20 billion it has already invested. President Obama said Monday the U.S. government, which now owns 60 percent of GM, wants to prop up the company and then "get out" of the auto business.
Critics say this looks like Amtrak all over again.
Analysts said the government's hope of creating an efficient mass transit service through a partial nationalization of the rail system was stymied by its inability to get tough on unions and rein in labor costs. The same could hold true, they say, as the Obama administration deals with the UAW.
Amtrak has fielded criticism over the years for being guided by officials with little or no transit experience. Today, Obama's Auto Task Force has a combined experience of zero years in the auto industry.
With Amtrak, the government got too involved in decision-making, leading to inefficiencies in the system that would never be corrected, say analysts. Since its creation in 1970, Amtrak has sucked up $30 billion in taxpayer money, and the money is still flowing. The original aid package from Congress in 1970 was $340 million with an expectation the railroad would make a profit in five years.
Obama's goal is to provide high wages and benefits for his UAW supporters as they make Little Green Aluminum Foil Cars that nobody wants to buy (Japan makes them better and cheaper), as he continues to pump our tax dollars into the obviously lost cause known as GM.
Monday, June 01, 2009
I just read Janice's post about her Corvette and America's love for their cars and trucks.
She ended her post by writing: "I never did like being told what to do and I’m not going to let the 'government' start now."
I love that kind of talk!
I think the best thing that the 21st century American can do for his country is keep being American. Drive what you want... Eat what you want... Buy what you want... Do what you want... Live free. Thumb your nose at the pimps and leeches in Washington and live your life in freedom whether it's legal to do so anymore or not. And for the sake of everything that's been worth dying for since 1776, keep saying and blogging every word and thought that you darn well please.