Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
BELONG TO ANYONE?



My security cameras took pictures before the spiders had lunch.
 
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ANOTHER DEPARTURE
In the last few days three actors that I grew up watching have passed away.
Don Knotts, Daren McGavin, and I just learned, Dennis Weaver Of Gunsmoke and McCloud fame.
All three were in their 80’s and that is making me feel old. I remember watching them and I really enjoyed watching them.
They say things like this come in 3’s. I don’t know about that, but that’s what I hear sometimes.
Rest in peace guys. You brought a lot of joy and enjoyment to a lot of people for a long time.
 
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CRUMBLING CASTLES


Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network. Mitchell Kapor


The newest rumor is that Dick (The Shooter) Cheney will retire sometime after the 2006 elections. The first question that came to mind was, retire from public service or Halliburton?
Turns out it is as Vice President (aptly named job title) so Halliburton will still have their cash cow.
I guess there has been a failure to communicate between his people and the President’s people. He didn’t even tell them about his little hunting adventure for 18 hours. He will have to defend himself against charges from his former chief of staff, Lewis (Scooter) Libby that Cheney ordered him to relay classified information, that could even result in impeachment proceedings. His approval rating is down to 18% and Bush is at 34%.
If he is quitting it opens some interesting possibilities. Who would Forrest pick to take his place? Well who will be available at the end of the year?
I didn’t realize that Jeb Bush will be unemployed when his current term as Florida Governor ends. Hummmm.
Gonna be an interesting year.
 
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TIT FOR TAT
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. Jimmy Carter

I never knew that Jimmy Carter said anything so not nice about Republicans, but it must be true it was on Brainy Quote.
There are a lot of people who would agree with him it seems.
Ohio State Senator Robert Hagan a Democrat in the Republican controlled Senate has sponsored a bill to prohibit Republican couples from adopting children. According to Hagan credible research shows that adopted children raised in GOP households are more at risk of developing “emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities.” Hagan notes that there is no scientific evidence backing his claims about Republican parents. He notes that the claims of Republican State Representative Ron Hood in his bill to ban gay parents from adopting children because they suffer from emotional harm when they are is the same .
The GOP House leadership does not support Hoods proposal.
I thought that was strange, it makes sense to me, but this is one of the Red states where the polls don’t match the election results the Governor has a 16% approval rating and an ever growing number of his aids are being indicted for corruption.
It’s getting to be an interesting election year.
 
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Sunday, February 26, 2006
NEW SHIRT
 
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LEMMINGS TO THE SEA
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O'Rourke

I’ve got a pretty good idea for the investigators of Tom Delay. Just check out the Congressmen who are rallying around him in his bid for reelection in Texas.

The Texas Republican congressional delegation  are giving him credit for helping them get elected and for establishing a Republican majority in the house and senate. They also say he brought home the bacon for NASA and the port of Houston.

Delay has to win a primary before he can run for the job he’s had for 22 years.
One of the best arguments I’ve ever heard for term limits.

Of course it might be tough for him to work from prison.
He must really have the dirt on all of his supporters.
They said he’s like Stonewall Jackson, Lyndon Johnson, and even a brave WWI officer.
There’s loyalty and then there’s sheer stupidity. They must never have heard the term guilt by association.

Glad I wasn’t there, I can’t swallow that much bullcrap in my condition,

I’m surprised anyone thinks he has a chance of reelection but it is Sugar Land, Texas.

Like I said before, gonna be an interesting year.
 
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Political Veterans
I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
Jim Garrison


Read today that there are about 50 war vets running against incumbents for seats in the house this year. All but one are Democrats and most are veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the first Gulf War. They call themselves the Band of Brothers even though some are women.

With few exceptions they are receiving no support from the Democratic machine that seems to prefer to support their groomed creations who will spout nothing but the party line. Most of them have already lost to the people they are running against in past elections. So the veterans are having trouble raising money, and are resented by the party because they will have to hold primaries to pick a candidate. We can’t be giving people a choice now can we?

I hope that most of them win. If they don’t they should be prepared for the backlash.

Dr. Robert Johnson a heart surgeon from northern New York who is also a Gulf War Veteran from the Army Reserve is an active member of the community in Sackets Harbor.
He is also an outspoken critic of the Iraq war who ran for Congress as a Democratic challenger to Republican John McHugh in 2004 and plans to challenge him again.
He was taking a trip to Florida last month was told at the Syracuse airport that he could not fly because he was on the Federal No-Fly list as a terror suspect.

He is like a growing number of war critics who have found themselves on the no fly list.

Homeland Security is just Political speak for Protect the administration from all foes foreign and domestic, and suck up to the money.

Well, another cheerful  post from the Nit Wit.
 
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Saturday, February 25, 2006
MY STARS!

AquariusThe universe is grinning at you so fondly now that it's going to be very hard for you to do anything wrong -- anything at all. Think of it as the ultimate backstage pass. You've got the chance to do anything you want, as long as the end result is you enjoying yourself. There does seem to be one catch: You'll need to help run the show and organize things. Don't worry, though. Being in charge will be even more fun

I wonder what this means. I have waited my whole life for a reading like this one. The trouble is I don’t feel like running the show and I can safely say I am one of the worst organizers you’ll ever meet. Besides I am going to bed so it will have to wait until at least 4 PM. I wonder, is the universe grinning at me fondly or laughing at me behind my back.

Oh by the way my fortune for today reads,”You don’t have to win the lottery.”
Now I’m in my normal confused state and should sleep soundly.
Nighty night.
 
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Thursday, February 23, 2006
INFORMATION STUPID HIGHWAY



Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
Potter Stewart


David Martin a CBS Pentagon correspondent admitted that he killed a report on how the military disarm bombs in Iraq. A senior military officer complained that it contained information useful to the enemy. That seems to be the second most used excuse in this government, right after you don’t support the troops. The people setting off the bombs are very experienced and don’t have much trouble figuring out how to make them go boom. Mr. Martin says he has killed other stories after objections. I wonder what they were about and who objected?

More serious in my mind is the actions of the school board voted not to buy 23 books for Southern California’s Vista San Gabriel Elementary School Library.
Some were: three bilingual Clifford the Big Red Dog books, Disney’s Christmas Storybook, two books from the Artemis Fowl series, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. The Harry Potter books are now in the top 10 percent of banned books in the United States along with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
In 2000 Sharon Toyne a school board member warned against the Harry Potter books. She’s now board president. She said the book’s wizards and magic all falls in the line of witchcraft. In our district we are trying to promote character with programs like Character Counts, and don’t see how the book promotes that. I think (the books) could arouse a child’s imagination and curiosity of the unknown, of the dark side.
This is one of the most ignorant statements I think I have ever read including what comes out of Washington D.C. I have read all the Potter books several times and the Clifford books too. They are filled with character building examples and have done more to get kids to read than anything the government has tried. Wouldn’t want to arouse that curiosity and imagination.

Something else I consider censorship is the plan by AOL to start allowing bulk e-mailers to bypass the spam filters for a fee. Not much use in having the filters then as the big spam senders can afford a fee while the small newsletters can’t. If it works look for Yahoo, Google and all the other e-mail systems to follow suit. Say goodbye to the free flow of information on the net.

I would like to have one day go by without reading or hearing about all the stupid, ignorant things that happen in this country.

 
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Sunday, February 19, 2006
DIMWIT DOES DUBLIN

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mohandas Gandhi

The President gave a speech in Dublin Ohio the other day.
He was drumming up support for his health care plan that relies on people having health  care savings accounts to take care of their medical bills. This would allow business to stop paying into health insurance plans for their employees and somehow reducing health care costs. Now for the good part.
He gave this speech in the lobby, (I wouldn’t let him in that far) of Wendy’s home office. He did this because Wendy’s has a plan like this for its employees. The huge majority of Wendy’s employees are kids still in school or elderly people already collecting Social Security and trying to make ends meet. The former are the healthiest segment of the workforce and the latter already have medicare.
Wendy’s is the third largest fast food franchise in the world, and while I believe their food is better than the others it still isn’t great for you.
Michael Jacobson, executive director of  The Center for Science in the Public Interest released an e-mailed statement asked: “Was the lobby of Philip Morris unavailable?”
I’m no Mr. Spock, but let’s examine the logic.
The administrations health care plan is to shift the majority of the costs to the worker and give the poor companies a break.
He gives a speech about health care in the lobby of a fast food company’s home office.
The home office is in Ohio.
Ohio has lost more jobs than any other state since 2000.
Ohio has the highest number of home foreclosures of any state.
Polls taken in Ohio the last few elections have proved to be way wrong when vote results have been announced.
The entire nations average savings rate last year was negative 5%.
Like I said I’m no Mr. Spock, and I guess I would never make it as a political PR planner either.

I think I have finally figured out why political news stories seem to piss me off more and more.
They don’t start with: Once upon a time.
They don’t end with: They all lived happily ever after.

I see that Clay said Teressa is out of the ICU and doing fine. Good news.
 
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Friday, February 17, 2006
LONELY LOONS
I read an interesting story by Benedict Carey of the New York Times.

Using  presidential papers and biographies three Doctors from Duke University Medical Center determined that almost half of the presidents between 1789 and 1974 suffered from a mental illness at some point in his life.
As a young man Abraham Lincoln had bouts of despair so profound that his friends thought he might commit suicide.
Grant often avoided social occasions and turned to drink. Sounds a lot like me.
Teddy Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson showed symptoms of manic energy typical of bipolar disorder.
William H. Taft seems to have had sleep apnea.
Calvin Coolidge went into deep depression after his teenage son died of an infection.
Nixon drank heavily during the Watergate scandal.

They say that the percentage of presidents suffering mental illness matches the national average. They also said that it was encouraging that people suffering from mental illness can still function at a presidential level, if not at their best.
They also caution against judging troubled people too early, Madison, Hayes, Grant and Wilson appeared to do very little with their lives when they were younger.

They didn’t talk about any presidents after Nixon, but I would venture a guess that it may have raised the percentage.
I guess they really are average Americans.
 
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Monday, February 13, 2006
SHARK TAILS




Peter Benchley died yesterday.
He’s most famous for writing the book Jaws. After that he spent a lot of time trying to educate people about sharks.
It was a pretty good book and Spielberg did a great job on the movie. My favorite line was, “I think we need a bigger boat”.
The thing that made me go humm was the story I read not long after reading about his death. It seems that in Australia they had to close several resort beaches due to a feeding frenzy by about 100 sharks close to shore. Maybe they were in morning and eating comfort food. Sorry.

I read a headline a short time ago suggesting that Dick Cheney was considering a run for president in 2008. I didn’t read the story as I had read about all the political stories I could take.
I’m starting to wonder though. He may be starting to position himself with the voters. I can’t think of many ways to get in good with the working class voter than by shooting a lawyer. So who knows? All he has to do is stay out of jail and do some more hunting.

In other shark news I see that Google stock is down about 24% and Bloomburg says it might drop another 50%. They might have second thoughts about denying the government access to private information about searches. I’m no Wall Street genius but I have noticed that when the financial powerhouses tell people a stock will go down it usually will. Lots of Republican contributors on Wall Street.

Oh, something that I didn’t know about Peter Benchley. He was a reporter and worked as a speech writer for Lyndon Johnson and wrote a lot of his Vietnam speeches.
If anyone questions his knowledge of sharks that should prove he was an expert.
 
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Saturday, February 11, 2006
COURTROOM COMEDY
Real things lawyers ask in court.


·  Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
·  Witness: "No."
·  Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
·  Witness: "No."
·  Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
·  Witness: "No."
·  Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
·  Witness: "No."
·  Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
·  Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
·  Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
·  Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."
And another one.
·  Lawyer: "Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?"
·  Witness: "All my autopsies have been performed on dead people."

http://rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml
 
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Thursday, February 09, 2006
NEWSYNESS
It's like something out of that "twilighty" show about that zone.
Homer Simpson

Senate building cleared after powder found.
Police found a suspicious powder in the attic of a Senate Russell office building. Hazardous material teams and firefighters were dispatched after a sensor tested positive for a dangerous substance. A second test was negative, and they decided to do a third test for more conclusive results.
Let’s see, they get a negative and a positive result so they do a third test. What are they hoping for, maybe?
There was no indication of a nerve agent. So what was it, baby powder?
I think someone stumbled across the Senate stash of coke and over reacted. Now they are trying to minimize the coverage and get back to business as usual.
Some of the actions and statements that have come out of the senate lately seem to support the notion that the whole Congress stays stoned most of the time.

First Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV served his country well in Iraq and was injured badly enough that he had to be discharged. Before he was allowed to separate from the military however he was required to pay $700.00 for the so called bullet proof vest he was issued to him. The last time he saw this vest was when the medics cut it off him when he was being treated for the wounds he sustained in combat. It was later burned as it was contaminated with his blood. The medical unit however forgot to turn in a form accounting for the vest.
Hey, they need that money to buy another toilet seat or hammer. If you think that that kind of pricing is an exaggeration I’m here to tell you after trying to purchase the things my unit needed through the Air Force supply system that it is just the tip of the ice burg. It is more likely that they are desperate for money to pay defense contractors massive cost overruns.

One story that caught my eye was one about 800 Danish websites being hacked by Muslims protesting the cartoons that were published in September. The thing that really caught my eye was the way the article identified the culprits.
They called them Islamic Hackers and my first thought was, who got beheaded this time?
Well just some of the news I found strange today. I’ve stopped reading strange news. The mainstream stuff is even stranger.
 
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Got It From Babs
You Are 64% Abnormal

You are at high risk for being a psychopath. It is very likely that you have no soul.

You are at high risk for having a borderline personality. It is very likely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at medium risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is somewhat likely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.
How Abnormal Are You?




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Babs Asked For It





SQUEAL!
 
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Random Ruminations
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Harold Coffin


Well, I didn’t win at bingo on my birthday. The Boss on the other hand won $1000.00. Don’t tell the IRS. When we got home I was tired and went to sleep at night. It was a 2 hour drive each way and 5 hours of bingo.
I don’t think I said anything about my Doctors visit on 2 February. He said that my last blood tests were right down the middle normal as far as liver function. He was so happy he took me off the Prednisone (Steroids). And doubled my Imuran dosage to 200MG. I was only taking 2 1/2MG of Prednisone anyway but I did get a surprise. I’m back to falling asleep at strange times and waking up every hour or so.
The only dream I can remember this past week is one where I was living the Dean Koontz book I’m reading (The Vision) and woke up and thought I was still in the dream for a minute. That is a sure sign that 7 Koontz books in a row may be to many. Time to delve into the bookshelves and find someone else I guess.
Maybe Heinlein’s The Number Of The Beast or Friday. I’m not a big fan of Stranger In A strange Land.
I’ll have to check and see when Tom Clancy is going to come out with a new fiction novel. I kinda miss Jack Ryan and Mister Clark.
They found that I still have the bacteria present that caused the abscess that is still not healed. The antibiotics they gave me won’t kill it so I got a new one called Levaquin. I sure am glad I have good medical insurance. Normally I pay $6.00 for pills if they are generic. Levaquin has no Generic substitute. The cost to me for 10 pills, $25.00. The cost without insurance for 10 pills, $137.99. for that price it better make me 40 pounds lighter, 20 years younger and a whole lot smarter. My right cheek will not heal all the way till the infection is cleared up.
Enough boring health talk I would like to get back to work as it’s a sure bet I can’t make a living at bingo. My latest profile says March 2nd. Besides I seemed to be able to post more Blogs when I’m working. When I’m there I have more time to plan them I guess.
I sure don’t think about the work. They can buy my body but not my mind.
I’m thinking about becoming a blond so I will know the answers to the questions in my last post.
 
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I DIDN'T DO IT!
From 1funny.com
They made me post it.



The Official Blonde Sex Quiz

TRUE or FALSE?
1. Pubic hair is a wild rabbit in the Outback.
2. "Spread Eagle" is an extinct bird.
3. A menstrual cycle has three wheels.
4. The G-string is part of a violin.
5. Anus is the Latin word for yearly.
6. Testicles are found on an octopus.
7. Foetus is a character in "Gunsmoke".
8. An umbilical cord is part of a parachute.
9. A diaphragm is a drawing in geometry.
10. A lesbian is a person from the Middle East.
11. Sodomy is a special kind of fast growing grass.
12. Genitals are people of non-Jewish origins.
13. Douche is the Italian word for twelve.
14. An enema is someone who is not your friend.
15. Scrotum is a small moon orbiting Uranus.
16. Climax is a weather balloon.
17. Condom is a small apartment complex.
18. Menopause is a button on the VHS remote control.
 
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Sunday, February 05, 2006
FOGGY FIFTY
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo



I am finally able to play with Blogger again. I not only had trouble Saturday night but Friday night as well. Just when I could get back in on Friday my high speed connection went out. I got back in tonight and was able to catch up on Blogs but until a few minutes ago I couldn’t get into Denise’s Blogs.
It’s my big old 50th birthday now that it’s after midnight and old fogy that I am I have to go to bed early. The Boss is taking me to Clarksburg WVA. To a big bingo they have there. You get your cards free on your birthday. We never get to do much together normally; when I’m working we almost don’t see each other. Now that I can’t work she keeps taking overtime to make a little more money. Of course many people would say that not being around each other is the key to a happy marriage.
Well I better go get my beauty sleep so I don’t scare all the little old ladies at bingo tomorrow. I get to spend the day in hillbilly heaven.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get in here after I come home with all my winnings.
The radio said the other day that 68% of the people in my area are betting on the Seahawks to win. They seem to not like Pittsburg very much.


Now it keeps telling me to republish my post in 10 minutes. their doing enhancements.
 
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Friday, February 03, 2006
THE SPIDERS HAVE ALIES
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I have reserves to join the battle with the cockroaches and cats if I need them.
 
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RELIGIOUS REGRESSION
I'm a non-believer. I don't believe in the existence of a God. I don't believe in the Christian dogma. I find it horrifyingly silly. The intolerance that flows from organized religion is the most dangerous thing on the planet.
Jane Rule

Headline: Tornadoes Blow Through New Orleans.

Two tornadoes at least hit and caused some damage at the airport and the part of the city hit worst by Katrina. The tornadoes didn’t kill anyone.
I can’t wait for Pat Robertson to tell us all about why God has attacked this city again.
You would think if God was so powerful he could destroy a city on the first try.
The more enlightened people supposedly become the more touchy they seem to get. The ranting of Robertson and some of the other fundamentalists who keep trying to force their beliefs on everyone and preach hate of anyone who is different is the work of armatures compared to others intolerance.
The Jews hate the Muslims and the Muslims hate the Jews and the Christians not to mention any other religion and even other sects of their own religion. It seems that the most important tenants of many religions are intolerance of anything they think shows disrespect or questions their beliefs.


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The cartoons that were published in September in a Danish newspaper are now being used to whip up hate towards Foreign devils in Muslim countries. Most notably Palestine, Pakistan and Indonesia where their have been kidnappings and attacks on Embassies. Islamic leaders in Iraq are urged worshipers to stage demonstrations after their weekly prayer services Friday. So I’m sure their will be a number of them that will devolve into violence. All this because they are afraid that drawings of Muhammad will foster Idolatry.


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The Catholic church was upset some time ago when this photo was published of the new Pope. It was unintentional but the paper still had to apologize. I think it was an act of God to show his opinion of the Cardinals choice.

I think that in the more Religion of any kind tries to force itself into government forcing their view on the people the closer we come to a true religious war. I think Palestine’s and Israel’s days are numbered, and the more the U.S. allows the religious right to dictate policy and interferes with things in the Mideast the more haltered and violence will be directed towards us.
Religion sure has helped to bring enlightenment to the people of the world, and fostered peaceful tolerance of others.
Right?
 
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Thursday, February 02, 2006
THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS



I didn't think I would ever finish this post.
Well, close enough for government work.
 
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SNAKEOIL MERCHANTS




President Bush defended the huge profits of Exxon Mobil Corp. Wednesday, saying they are simply the result of the marketplace and that consumers socked with soaring energy costs should not expect price breaks.

Bush, a former Texas oilman, said of oil costs, "I think that basically the price is determined by the marketplace and that's the way it should be."

"I believe in a relatively quick period of time, within my lifetime, we'll be able to reduce if not end dependence on Middle Eastern oil by this new technology" of converting corn, wood, grasses and other products into ethanol, he said.

In his address Tuesday night, Bush had set a goal of reducing the nation's Mideast oil imports by 75 percent by 2025.

Bush dismissed the idea of increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks and SUVs as a way of curbing foreign oil dependence. "My plan is to diversify away from oil. ... You're asking questions about how you deal with cars running on gasoline made from oil, I'm telling you let's get some cars running on fuel other than oil.”

Quotes from an interview Dubya gave to AP yesterday in Nashville Tenn.

I just love the way this administration expects people to believe anything they say and go along with blatant pandering to the big business fat cats who are raping the American people so they can keep getting huge contributions to buy future elections.

I just can’t get my mind around the concept that in a time when there is a shortage of gas due to lost refining capacity and rampant price gouging by everyone in the supply chain, how, Dubya can pass it off as normal market pressure. Especially as people are using less gas.

Well I guess it’s been obvious who owns the politicians in this country.
From what he said he’s giving the big oil and energy companies another 19 years to gouge and then buy up all the technologies that he’s touting as the answer to all our energy needs.

He also made it plane that the automakers don’t have to improve mileage in cars to reduce dependence on Mideast oil. Cars today shouldn’t be running on oil products at all today. They have already squandered more than 30 years and have lowered the mileage requirements for cars today. I saw an add on T.V. from one of the U.S. car companies and toward the end they were bragging that the car got 25 miles to the gallon on the highway. I can’t remember what car it was but it was a regular sedan. I can remember when they were getting 30 to 40 MPG in the mileage tests.

He also didn’t mention some of the technologies that could be used. Fuel cells work now but there hasn’t been enough incentive to improve them. I still can’t understand why they think it’s a good Idea to put a Gas powered motor on an electric car. They could use a fuel cell that burns ethanol or a small engine using hydrogen.

Funny, Dubya’s plan will still only reduce our Mideast oil consumption by 75% and that is in 19 years. We will be in direct competition with China for every drop at that time.

The other thing I find interesting is that Dubya said that his priority this year is campaigning for Republican candidates to ensure a continuation of their control of Congress and as many states as possible.

Gee, I don’t remember that part of the oath he took last year.
Well, it’s obvious he can’t remember any of the oath.
 
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
COULD BE TROUBLE



The asylum is getting so full it's enlarging itself.
 
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Defensive Posture




My spiders are ready to go to war with Babs cockroaches.
 
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Monkey Madness





Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken



The Bush administration gets an “F” for original thinking in my book. In 2002 they got rid of U.S. Attorney Black as prosecutor in Guam just before he was going to indict Abramoff for buying influence. Charges were never filed.

On January 27th after working a deal to appoint Judge Susan Wingenton as a Federal Judge, In exchange for approval from two Democratic Senators from New Jersey of the appointment of Noel Hillman to become a federal judge. Noel Hillman was the prosecutor for the current Abramoff investigation until he took Bush’s job offer. This allowed Bush to pick his own man to carry on the investigation. Gee, I wonder how many elected officials will be indicted now. Must be a good deal for two democratic Senators to go along with it. Hell, the press barely even reported on it.

Speaking of judges we now have Supreme Court Justice Alito after he took the oath on January 31st. On the same day 5 states proposed sweeping anti abortion laws. I haven’t seen a list of them yet.

The economy must be doing well. Exxon in 2005 posted a clear profit of $36 billion on sales of $371 billion, not only topping all other years. In fact it appears to be the greatest profit in U. S. history. They beat all the profit forecasts by a wide margin.

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights issued a statement claiming Exxon Mobil unfairly profited from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I don’t expect to see anything done about it. I read something the other day about oil to go over $90 a barrel for some reason. Bush seems to want to put an additional $2.00 tax on a gallon of oil to make us conserve. I think it needs to be charged to the oil companies. They will keep going till a gallon of gas is $5 or $6.

Cindy Sheehan was arrested in her seat in the house gallery before Bush showed up because she was wearing a T-shirt with an anti-war statement on it. She was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building. What better place to protest something. Especially when it’s just writing on a shirt. Did you know that was a law?
Funny, after they got to the station and the press started trying to find out what was going on they changed the charges to unlawful conduct. That sure doesn’t sound like a charge to me. Gee, Bush must not want to be in the same room with her.

The commerce Department reports that saving is at the lowest it’s been at since the Great Depression. It’s actually a negative amount. We are spending 0.5% more than we are earning. They are claiming that the gross domestic product grew 3.5%.
The price gauge that the government watches only rose by 0.1%. Of course this no longer includes figures for food and energy costs.

Another record is being set. The treasury is borrowing another approximately $188 billion in the first quarter the old record was $146 billion set two years ago. They are about to go over the current debt ceiling of $8,184 trillion but, will use bookkeeping maneuvers to keep borrowing. They must have hired some of Enron’s old bookkeepers to help them out.

I’m not even going to go into any more of the state of the union according to Bush. It just raises my blood pressure and I pay a lot of money for the pills I use to keep it low enough to avoid blowing a gasket in my melon.

That’s about all the monkey shines I can stand for one night.
 
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