In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Quick Math

The cost of doing business includes the cost of taxes. Increased costs, from whatever source, are passed on to consumers. Higher taxes? Higher prices to anyone that buys anything.

So, when taxes go up in January, anything bought will increase in price. Individuals - even those that pay no taxes - will have less money in their pockets, due to higher costs. Political entities will have more money to waste and too damned many people will continue to exist without realizing they're greasing the wheels of an economy that's rolling downhill at an alarming rate.

It's easy math, and I'm sure it's too far above the head of many teachers, or they're unwilling to stop embracing the political agenda that eventually ends the need of their services. Either way, the final outcome is the same.

Maybe I'm off in left field, but since I can't spend my way out of debt, how in the world can anyone be so dumb to think the cumbersome, inefficient government can do so with success?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When You Really Think About It....'s getting more appalling every day. Considering how screwed up most things have become, the Zombie Apocalypse is looking more and more like a vacation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

After Almost Four Decades of Work...

...I'm getting much less tolerant of egotistical people - without a clue - that think they're experts at doing things because they've watched them being done. These type of people need lessons in humility.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

$1.4 Billion

A new book details the extravagant and wasteful spending of the Obama White House and includes the above figure as how much it cost the taxpayers last year to fund this obvious lack of concern for those that pay the tab.

Food stamp use has increased dramatically; the loss of value of the dollar due to the borrowing of money and inflation is in the double digits; actual unemployment is still in the double digits; long term employment is being eliminated due to Obamacare; and the taxpayer is left with the thought of how $1.4 billion was spent on a President that supposedly is a champion for those that work.

I don't know about you, but I'm insulted. Besides the insult, I'm angry at the media for ignoring this fact, amazed at the blissful ignorance of too many U.S. citizens and wonder how in the hell anyone could have voted for someone that figuratively pisses on them daily.

Time will tell how this plays out, but anyone with the tiniest bit of sense will understand how this arrogance carries over into policy and the common taxpayer is considered a serf to the man that wants to be king. If you aren't mad, you're probably a dumbass.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Advice For Those With Aging Family Members

The tax increases in the near future will affect the elderly much more severely than most know. Increases in taxes from investment income will place a dent in their income. While this may seem like only a worry for the rich, you're wrong. With the terrible rates offered by CD's, many people moved their savings into other investments. When you add the lackluster performance of the stock market, inflation, increased prices and increasing medical costs, those that live on fixed income are facing some rough times.

I know the young have very little idea of what this means. My advice is they do some research, ask their older relatives for suggestions and make strong efforts to change the way the elderly are treated. Sooner or later, they'll be older and will feel the pains of surviving on limited resources with diminishing abilities. How they shape the future will be determined by their involvement with the older population at this time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

As Changes Happen

I've had a lot on my mind after the last election. There's the feeling of impending changes that will shape the nation. Good changes? That depends on you outlook. Personally, I think they will be good.

Back in the late 70's and early 80's, there were very small groups of people warning of the fiscal problems we now face and the danger of wandering away from the mandates of the Constitution. People laughed, shook their heads and ignored the warnings.

So, here we are. The warnings are reality, but there are not tiny groups of people concerned; millions are and they are the people that make things happen in this country. That's a huge change and a good one.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fog and Driving

The national news has stories about a traffic pileup on IH 10, which happened a few miles from my house.

I've driven this section for a sizable portion of my life. The fog can get so heavy, visibility is reduced to less than a dozen feet, which leaves the paradox: Slow down and get run over, or smash into another car. Apparently, too many decided to avoid the slow down process and accomplished a pileup with over one hundred vehicles. Two are reported dead and dozens are in hospital; some with severe injuries.

I have no advice.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Thoughts

There's much to be thankful for, but time changes the event of Thanksgiving. Where the past brought huge family gatherings, the scattering of lives leaves less to attend and more moments to cherish. We are human and eventually pass on, which means our experiences eventually fade to obscurity and diminishing memories.

If you have family, spend some time with them, even if it's only a phone call. If not, spend time with friends. The short moments and opportunities to visit are limited and you can never take any for granted. If you are religious, thank God for you blessings and spend your time with those you care about as though you may never see them again.

Bless you all that visit my blog. I'm thankful for your time; it's a precious commodity and I'm blessed by your thoughts.

That Ain't Cream Floating To The Top

Washington D.C. is a fine example of what's wrong with the entire United States. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed what little media attention is being given to the Libyan murders is concentrating on the "he said, she said, they said" drivel about the statements by Susan Rice and Obama that now have been proven to be lies? Also, have you noticed that they're avoiding the fact that four U.S. citizens were murdered, while being watched by people that are supposed to protect them? If not, you should. If they'd allow a U.S. Ambassador to be murdered, your chances of being murdered by a terrorist group are greatly increased. They'd rather see you die than admit they're feckless political hacks that should be in jail.

I was wandering around the internet and this story appeared about Gen. Carter Ham. Apparently, during the events that led to the murders in Libya, he was relieved of command because he wanted to send assistance. Since he knew what happened, and said Obama lied about giving a clear directive to secure the people in Benghazi, I'm betting he's feeling remorse about ignoring all the orders and sending help anyway. What could they do? Relieve him of his command? 

This puts Obama and Patraeus in a new light. One, or both, intentionally allowed terrorists to murder U.S. citizens. That's criminal and they should be prosecuted.  

The Bots are on a Rampage

The bots have been visiting my site quite a bit over the last few days. I don't know if it's a particular post that gets their attention, or if they roam in packs and I just happen to appear as the weakest prey.

Paul McCartney and Turkey

Sir McCartney thinks we shouldn't eat turkey. I think he should go back to the U.K. and retire.

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Health, Retirement and Irony

The government is going out of its way to make sure I stay healthy and live for a long time. I guess this is good, but it's also ironic they're going out of their way to make sure I don't have any retirement resources until I'm much older. Otherwise, they want me to live a long time, pay a lot of money towards retirement and not get any of the benefits.

I have a solution to what appears as wasted money. How about we just come up with an age that is the final age we live? Say 75 years old. If you go before that, so be it. If not, you have a big party, everybody says goodbye and you get a shot that lets you peacefully pass on.

Now, this plan would be good, except it should only apply to members of the private sector. Bureaucrats and politicians would go at 40, which I consider a generous effort on my part, since it's 2 1/2 years past the halfway point of the private sector. They produce absolutely nothing and demand what I consider an exorbitant amount of my labor to satisfy their destructive agenda. Giving them more than half a life is more than generous.

I know you're wondering how this applies to the military. The solution is simple. If the military member is a combat officer, they get the 75 year cutoff. Those that are bureaucratic paper pushers, or only have an administrative position, they get the 40 year cutoff.

How about the local and state public sector? Those that serve a function that actually has a real meaning, such as repair crews, get the 75 year cutoff. Those that only exist to create, or push another piece of paper go at 40.

Of course, my solution would have to be retroactive. Otherwise, if agreed upon, those bureaucrats and politicians beyond the age of 40 would have to go immediately. It's nothing personal, and best. They're way past the point of doing anything even close to productive, and their retirement burdens need to be lowered through attrition. I know we'll have to help their survivors, but in the future, nobody that is basically useless will ever reach the retirement age. Think of the money saved and how many double dippers would never be allowed the cushy pensions that the private sector never receives.

Are you thinking: "How will our country ever survive without all those politicians and bureaucrats?" If so, the answer is: Not only would it survive, it would flourish and I doubt seriously there would be many people that would aspire to be a politician or bureaucrat. That's a good thing. After all, they're just warts on the ass of progress anyway.

I know some reading may be, or have a family member past the age of 75. Anyone 45, or older, gets a fifty year grace period to decide whether they want to protest the rule, or long as they're not a politician or a bureaucrat.

Pause For Some Logical Thinking

Susan Rice, according to the current string of false statements, only repeated what she was allowed to know.

Okay, let's look beyond this and analyze other members involved:

Obama knew. While those that told him didn't tattoo it on the back of his hand for proof; he was told. No matter how he tries to get out of this, it's the truth and anyone that believes otherwise must really spend more money on their substances.

Hillary Clinton knew. She heads the Department of State and has the security clearance.

Now, let's get to the logical part: Since the current story is that flunkies briefed Susan Rice with her talking points, can you actually believe such flunkies have security clearances and can operate without oversight from either the President or the Secretary of State?

 I didn't think so. Now, no matter what you see on television, at the least, the President and the Secretary of State have deliberately misled you on the murders of four U.S. citizens in Libya. Take it how you want it. If you're comfortable with such things, I caution  you to the fact they're both overseas bargaining for treaties that could change your life forever. If you're not concerned, you're as dumb as a box of rocks.

Do You Know?

Who counts your votes locally? Do you have any idea? Do you know anyone that actually performs this task? I doubt it, but I'm betting you'd be shocked to know who it is and furious if you knew how shoddy the actual count is performed.

I'm for only physically appearing to vote - including military - who can vote at their assigned location with proper ballots. After you vote, you get purple paint for you finger.

I'm thinking this would change many things and the final result will be some scallywags getting severe punishment for attempting to subvert the vote.

Nuts and Bolts

If the U.S. is a machine, I'm part of the group that turns the nuts and bolts. We're necessary and the more we're hurt by the crummy economy, the more the machine lacks the care needed to run efficiently.

We may not seem important, but we are and we're pissed.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finger Pointing

The White House says they provided information about the terrorist attack in Libya as the intelligence community released the information. So, they're pointing a finger at those that gathered the intelligence they passed on, but those that proved intelligence reported they briefed the White House, who remained quiet about the absurd reports from Susan Rice as she made the talk show circuit like a spurned television preacher's wife.

Who do you believe? Who is telling the truth? If you expect any truth to surface, you better light another one and find a better supplier. They're all lying. The original intent of suppressing the information was an obvious effort to help the campaign of Obama and four U.S. citizens are still dead, with their families being treated like mushrooms.

Time always reveals what is hidden. Hopefully, we won't have to wait until a few tons of granite erodes until the truth is revealed. Somebody needs to be punished for allowing murder due to their neglect.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Israel Is Under Attack

In the past, the constant bombarding of Israel would have received more attention from the media. While it's not being reported as in the past, the final outcome will be the same. As in the 1967 war, somebody is going to get their ass kicked and Israel will be the kicker.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Unclassified Talking Points

Well, Susan Rice went on national television and spouted unclassified talking points about the attack in Benghazi, which makes it all okay.

Now everyone can sleep again, or go see their mistress, or go campaigning, or steal some more from the taxpayers, or lie about just about anything. Everything is okay.

Michelle and the Unions Killed The Twinkie Kid

News flash: Due to the efforts of Michelle Obama and members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, the Twinkie Kid has been found murdered. In the future, children all over the world will never know the kind young cowboy, or enjoy the tasty snack he promoted.

May he rest in peace.

The Critters Are Loose

I was talking with a coworker yesterday, that brought up an interesting point: He thinks the press, since they DO have a lot of power, enjoys the character destruction of people. If so, there's a feeding frenzy in the near future. The water has plenty of chum and those in the water are wounded at the least.

Let the feeding begin.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Really Happened?

Benghazi was dangerous, as we all know, but the biggest danger was with U.S. citizens mistakenly feeling secure and trusting their government to provide protection from terrorists.

Meanwhile, during the event that led to the murder of four U.S. citizens, it appears that besides Obama campaigning instead of doing his job, top military officials were dallying with their mistresses instead of doing their job.

So what will happen? From my perspective, since there are so many top officials involved with the cover-up,  this will all be swept under the rug, while the media cheerleaders promote their agenda on billboards beside the road to Hell.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Put It In Perspective

There are a few things on my mind. Between the Drudge headlines of wealthy dumping assets, Walmart employees facing higher healthcare costs, the Los Angeles city council asking citizens to go meatless one day a week and the reduction in food stamps for some residents in Ohio, the only thing I can think of is you dumbass Democrats deserve it. It will only get worse and the suffering can only be blamed on those that voted for a continuation of fiscal madness.

I know there are quite a few people that are Black, Hispanic, of Asian descent or of any other demographic classification that supposedly voted for Obama that don't have clue. There are others that fit any of these, or other classification that have a strong family background, and good work ethic that now have a task to change things or face watching your peers swirl into the sewer of Socialism.

Do some research. Look up the Soviet Union, the cultural revolution, Pol Pot, and digest the failures that led to the horrible demise of millions through starvation, torture and outright murder.  You may not be willing to heed the warnings of an old white man that knows how bad things can become, but you may be willing to step up and be the group that changes things back to a Constitutional government that was created by those that started the United States. I can't do any more without your help, so it's up to you. Make some changes or be in collusion with those that are willing to sacrifice their own people for power. Mistakes may have been made this time, but the next vote may be the final time you have a choice. Think about it and make the good choices.

Most of all, read "The Federalist Papers" and the "Constitution". You don't have to go to the library; they're on the internet. Read those, digest the beauty of a Constitutional Republic and remember those that forged this great nation were all subjects to tyranny that pales in comparison to what you face. They fought for liberty and it's slipping away.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Long Hard Week

I have a lot on my mind, but I'm tired. I'd write down how many hours I worked, but I'm too tired to summarize 5 days of work in 3 days.

I've heard noises about Petraeus resigning due to an affair with a woman that had access to his email. If you consider the security risk, the fact he was supposedly examined carefully before being allowed to be head of the CIA and the rotten lying sacks of shit in office right now, maybe this will be the start of the hard fall this administration deserves. May it hurt and may there be no survivors.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Some Thoughts

One nagging thought I had during the entire campaign was "business as usual" would prevail, things would plod along and - when the wheel fell off - it would be further down the road. The wheel fell off last night and I'm thinking the repairs will be by those willing to work. The riders, since they'll be the first kicked off, will grumble, kick some dust and threaten, but will still be left behind.

Another thing: I feel most people are good, honest and want to do the right thing. Over time, if they're aware of things that are wrong, their conscience gets the best of them, and they speak their mind, or reveal things that just aren't right. With that in mind, I'm thinking many of those that have been silent will refuse to be silent any longer. What they reveal will not be good for those that choose the wrong path.

There are a lot of things wrong with the United States, but there are more things that are right. The system isn't broken; it needs some maintenance and I have the feeling it will start soon.

The Dark Cloud in the Silver Lining

I know many of the Obama voters are clueless. Also, due to ignorance, many are thinking of how things will become better. What most don't realize is that after January 1, 2013, everyone will have a bigger slice of their paycheck going to Social Security. Another thing: everyone will pay more in income taxes, since the temporary tax cuts prove their temporary status and end.  Otherwise, in a depressed economy, the purchasing power of anyone that works will decrease. To add insult to injury, there will be new penalties for those without health insurance.  The economic shock to the economy will be tremendous.

Now, this may not seem like much to many people, but the outcry will be more substantial than many realize. The result will be a deep feeling of betrayal and a realization that things aren't better. How this plays out will be interesting at best. More than likely, we'll go into recession, if not depression. Considering the amount of national debt, the devaluation of the dollar will continue and the added decrease in spending power of a paycheck will lead to some very pissed off people.

Hold on children, the ride may get bumpy. For those that voted for this madness, there is no forgiveness. The changes placed in motion may lead to things that you deserve. I'll enjoy your misery.

When Things Don't Work

I've dealt with public employees and bureaucracy during my life. In general, my perception is of feckless organizations that exist because most people don't spend the time to analyze how their tax dollars or spent or even question why their money is being taken for what is obviously substandard work and organization.

Most of the time, the problems associated with inefficiency, waste and corruption are perceived as byproducts of a system that doesn't have the resources to compete with the private sector's lure of better money and benefits. Maybe so, in the past, but that's not how it is any longer. The public sector is paying at the level of the private sector, even better at some levels, yet the problems are worse.

So, I'll end this post with some questions: With all the obvious problems with bureaucracy and inefficiency, do you  think they do any better with handling election results and counting votes? With the possibility of election results changing the nature of public functions, do you think public employees would either be sloppy with their task of counting votes, or deliberately mismanage their position for personal gain? Do you think many in the media would intentionally fail to investigate corruption to continue an agenda?

Think about the questions, answer truthfully and then decide what you think should happen to change things you don't like.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today is the Day

So go vote, if you haven't already. Most of all, don't vote for anyone that is so much of a Democrat, they don't put their party affiliation on their campaign sign.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lame Duck Madness

The EPA, fearing a Romney victory, is burning up money to finish restrictive coal regulations.

"...More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants..."

For those of you that work in the coal industry, manufacture equipment for coal fired electrical generation power plants, service companies, or rely on the electricity from a coal fired plant, the economic impact will hurt. You are being singled out by environmental activists in the private sector and the EPA. They're punishing you for their unfounded beliefs and using the government to terrorize taxpayers.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Polls and Fact

The better of the pollsters show that it's a statistical tie between Romney and Obama. Considering the effort by many in the media to manipulate the data in the favor of Obama, all of their efforts only show Obama is losing and the final result will show a larger shift towards Romney.

Time will tell, but the media has failed to do their job. It's now our job to expose the bias,and  refuse to participate, by stopping watching their broadcasts and intentionally avoiding products advertised on media outlets that are obviously outlets for progressive propaganda. Things will never change until this happens.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Why Didn't All People Evacuate?

It's expensive to evacuate. First, you lose money because you're not working. The extra fill up, or two of gas is well over a hundred dollars. The hotel room, if you can find one, is another unplanned expense. Food is expensive.

Another thing: Unless you live a rural area, the authorities may not let you return home. Now, you not only have the evacuation expense, there's the added expense of living away from home, if you have such a place and can afford it. Your life is in limbo. You can't survey the damage, start the process of repairing, and the authorities really don't care how hard it is. They have theirs and the taxpayers pay for it.

So, some people don't evacuate, and they're most likely the ones that will need help when it's all over. To make matters worse, the current economy created more of the people that really just can't evacuate. So, you can add something else to the fiasco of the current administration. They not only created a horrible economic situation, they've given people few choices at a time when choices are important.

I Think It's Best to Boycott Nevada....

...until they get rid of Harry Reid. He's a wart on the ass of progress.

This Won't Get Your Electricity Restored

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, utility workers pulled out, after being abused by residents and even pelted with eggs.  The mayor, who made a public statement accusing the provider of taking care of wealthy customers first, will now have to provide police protection for the workers, or they won't come back.

Now, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but it seems to me it's somewhat counterproductive to chase off the crews that were in YOUR town and working on YOUR electrical service. Then again, I've don't know anything about Bridgeport and the citizens might have come down with a bad case of the dumbass.


In Rome New York City, the games must go on - no matter who has to suffer.  Between that, hungry dumpster diving citizens and the red tape preventing relief workers from entering areas to help, I'd say the progressive/democrat machine is in the ditch. If there's any undecided voters still on the fence, you have to be about as dumb as a basket of carrots not to have found your answer. If you vote for a continuation of this madness, you don't have my sympathy.

Oh yeah, Obama is back in Vegas, playing the blackjack tables campaigning. 

U.N Observers in Polling Locations

The U.N observers have decided they won't break state laws and try to "observe" the voting process. They're still whining and say it's not in line with international commitments. 

I guess I'm ignorant, but if they're worried about human rights, I think there are other places - such as North Africa and China - that require their undivided attention, in spite of the lack of  pizza and clean hotel rooms.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Paperwork

For those that actually pay federal income tax, you now have another form to fill and submit with your tax return. It's so the I.R.S. can determine if they need to fine, tax, fine ??? you for no health insurance.

On another note, a catholic bishop thinks Bide shouldn't receive communion. I don't think Biden really cares, although I would like to see the look on his face if he's ever denied communion. I'm willing to bet he calls the priest an asshole.

Things That Change Your Thoughts

Bette Midler threw a lavish Halloween party for her charity, which brings more green space to New York City.

I'm thinking the future abandoned houses will lead to some green abandoned lots when it's all over, although those people that were struggling to find something to eat, stay warm, recoup their lives and wonder what tomorrow will bring, wouldn't have felt the spirit of the event, while they suffered only miles away.

It's one of those perspective things and the perspective of the U.S. media is to avoid covering the event. If you notice, the link is from a U.K. web site, which doesn't give a rodent's fanny about the progressive agenda of the Democrats.

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Stop Panhandling

Cuomo wants the United States to pay for ALL costs associated with recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

I'll be polite: Go screw yourself. No other state has received that deal and you won't either.

Waiting for the Heartache

The news reports are showing many people still don't have access to their homes, or property. They can't survey the damage and start the process of regaining their lives.

After Ike, it was a long time before most of the residents of the Bolivar Peninsula could return. Even when they were finally allowed back in, many found nothing left. Everything that was theirs was either in debris piles across the intracoastal canal, or a miles north near a small community across Galveston Bay.

I know a few of these people. Some rebuilt; some sold the land; all lost something that can never be replaced.

I made a few trips along the Bolivar Peninsula during the cleanup operation. It was a strange sight. Large machinery piled the debris, which was hauled away. Sand was pushed into piles and relocated. Every operation had a few dozen spotters and every truck passed under an elevated tower with spotters. Their job? Look for the bodies of people that hadn't been found.

It's a bizarre sight when the power of water literally washes everything away. Nothing remains, except sand and puddles of water. When it's miles of land and you know what once was there, it brings sobering thoughts.