Archive for April, 2010
So, its been a busy couple months in the Obama-nation. So much to do. Grant new offshore drilling legislation, and then find a way to retract it while still looking concerned for American energy independence.
Here’s my personal theory:
As I understand it, a good percentage of the people in this country would like us to move toward Energy Independence, and those people (usually of Conservative Republican values) are also the percentage that disagree with the Obama administration. What better way to “try” to get in the good graces of such people than to make a great stride toward this by expanding our offshore drilling.
Now this sounds like a president that is trying to please both parties, not always a bad thing, if your motives are genuine – ahem – and with this president, I believe they are not.
Now flash forward to the present day: An oil rig off the American coast explodes. The news reports that after the rig sank, the submerged pipeline is capped off, and very little oil should be in the water. But wait, just a few days later, the “capped” line is gushing forth huge amounts of oil, and it is creeping toward the shore, threatening fish, dolphins, and the beaches in the Gulf Coast – as well as the Mississippi River.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
E. B. White
Recently, my wife and I have been blessed with a wonderful baby boy. Also, in the past few weeks I have been promoted at work, adding a lot more workload and responsibilities. Couple all that with the fact that my wife and I are moving into a house from our apartment at the end of May, and what you get is what I like to call the Stress Cocktail.
Now this drink is very potent, and lends a hand in me becoming a complete a**hole at a moments notice.
This morning, my wife’s parents (who have been kind enough to watch our little man while we are at work) said that they cannot watch the baby tomorrow, and wanted me to ask my parents if they were available instead. Seems harmless, right? Wrong. Instead of just letting it go, I decided to start a verbal war with my wife while driving her to work, which ended when she got out, and slammed the car door, and I sped away in great haste. This is not normal for either of us, and also caused the car to get stressed out. I love my wife very much, and I called her when I got to work, to say I was sorry, and things are back to normal. (well, as normal as they can get with a new baby) So I decided to write this formal apology and tell my wife:
Lori, you are the love of my life, and I don’t know what I would do without you. I am so sorry that I blew a simple situation out of proportion. I am very stressed out with everything right now, and I should not have taken it out on you. I apologize. You are too good of a person to have to deal with my behavior this morning. I love you.
With all that said, I hope all my readers have a great day, and don’t drink any of my cocktails today. Life is too short and way too precious to waste getting mad, and fighting with loved ones.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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Yesterday we had a very moving ceremony in the House chamber. We welcomed a group of World War II heroes who had recently flown to Washington, DC. The group had participated in an Honor Flight that visited the memorials that honored their courage and sacrifice of more than 60 years ago.
We are losing our WWII veterans at an alarming rate – 20 a day in Missouri; 1,000 a day nationwide. The time is running out to offer this tribute to our Missouri heroes. WWII veterans from all over the state can participate and information can be provided for the nearest Missouri hub to the veteran. This is a one day trip and there is NO cost to the veteran. All expenses are all picked up by donations.
I do not know all of the details so if a friend or member of your family wishes to participate here’s the website for more information: http://www.centralmissourihonorflight.com/veteran_application; or call Barb Brueggerman, President, 573/301-5657 or write to: Central Missouri Honor Flight, 5550 Hwy. 63 S., Columbia, MO 65201. This office can also send you an application.
PS: This is a very worthwhile program and if you’d like to donate your time or money the group would be more than happy to talk to you.
Chairman – Appropriations, Health, Mental Health & Social Services
Health Care Policy Committee, Special Committee for Health Insurance,
Budget Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, &
Joint Committee on MO Health Net
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Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
When you can have the Hooah! Button!
Great for we prior service members.
As we listen to the technofobs and officerats as they smugly hit their “That was Easy!” button they got from Staples the last time they were released from the cubicle cages to venture forth in to the wilds of the real world for a box of copy paper, we can do so with the knowledge that we can respond in kind with our own button that sounds off like it’s got a pair!
I can already hear the resounding sound bite wars in the office now!
I like listening to the news while I fight with traffic every morning, and this morning was no exception.
So while listening to the traffic report, I hear this: Child Dies; Left All Day in Car. How could this happen, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you: The general population seems to be lacking in intelligence more, and more each passing day. Apparently this irresponsible mother drove to work at a school, and just forgot that her 21 month old child was strapped into the car seat. This mother should be left strapped into a seat in a hot van until she dies.<–(this is my opinion.)
So, while I thought that was a bazaar story, think about this: this is not the first time this has happened. Not only has this happened before, but it has happened recently: June, 6 2009
Investigators say Fish normally gives other children rides to school in addition to his own. But since school is out, Fish’s routine changed Thursday, causing him to forget his child was in the back of the van.
I beg to differ, that is not what made him forget, Stupidity, and irresponsibility, and a whole boat load of other descriptive terms that I don’t feel like typing, is what caused this complete moron to do this. This baby was 7 months old!!!!
Oh, yea, I forgot about the kicker: These were both Teachers!!! This is the kind of people that they let teach school? How can you be around kids all day and forget about your own!!!!!
Every day, as an American is a victory.
Don’t think so?
There is almost 7 billion people in the world.
There are over 602 hate groups in America currently. Depending on your nationality, race, color, creed, religion, political affiliation or environmental stance, at least half of them are against you and I at any point and time so toss another 20 million people who want us dead on the pile.
There are at least 5 world leaders who despise us just for being American. Between them they control Armies of over 1.3 million.
Inside our own United States 17% of our own population dislike us. Studies say at least 4% of them can be prone to violence. Figure another 4 million for good measure.
Thusly at the end of the day, there are at least 625,300,000 people want to kill me each and every day. That’s not including random acts of violence, or random events.
So every day is just one more day I win and the bad guys lose.
Every day, is a Victory.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
A Huge congratulations go to the state of Arizona for being the first to take a monster step forward in the fight against illegal immigration.
This is so far over due it is not even worth discussing. The Federal Government has decided to ignore this issue. They have been ignoring this issue for over a decade through both Presidencies. Meanwhile they criticize states for taking action, try to stone wall states from protecting their citizens all the while undermining states sovereignty by eroding our states 10th Amendment rights with actions like Health Care Reform.
This isn’t just a shot across the bow to The Fed, it’s a H&I round to their lines. They will have to take action now, and I strongly advise you to watch carefully:
- Either A they will take action and begin securing the border all the while saying states need take no further action and renouncing Arizona’s law
- Or B they will attack Arizona’s law. They will lambaste it as unconstitutional, they will investigate, call hearings and order investigations. All the while our Southern borders will remain untouched.
There is a third option as well, however
They’ll fight for amnesty so that anyone who enters this country is automatically a citizen, and all of you poor Americans who are unemployed?
You will now have to fight twice as many people who are also unemployed and who will work for less than half what you have been making in the middle of the horrid national economic crisis for a job.
Think about it.
Missouri Lawmakers? Whats your response?
Update:Digger sounds off on the headline as well!
As some of you know, and some of you might not care, I came from a place in Georgia where you are either a good ole’ boy semi-law-abiding-citizen, or the other kind. I was the other kind. At an early age, lets call it 17, I got involved in “the wrong crowd”, and I went strait downhill. Long story short, from 17-30 on drugs every day, and 3 rehabs later, and almost 2 years of sobriety, I have the most wonderful life I could imagine.
All my life I watched my mom and dad struggle and battle bills, and scrimp and save just to make ends meet. Don’t get me wrong, they did a hell of a job keeping mys sister and I in clothes, and making sure we had enough food. Now that I have a family of my own, I see just how hard it must have been, and I only have one child to care for.
Never mind the fact that I write at a site called Registered Evil, and I go to church as often as I can, I have been truly blessed with a healthy baby, a wife that worships me with her love, and job that just promoted me so that my salary alone is enough for us to live very comfortably, and my wife who works at a local hospital caring for newborns. Just this month, after a year of struggling, my wife and i – and for the first time in my life – don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck anymore. We don’t have to decide between paying our bills, and getting diapers for our child – and let me tell you, there is no greater feeling in the world than being able to provide whatever our baby needs. So to all that stuck by my side while I got my shitte together, and to my beautiful wife, from the depths of my heart —- Thank You!
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
Ok. I got Guinness. ESPN. And my laptop.
Keep it tuned right here and come join me. Comments are OPEN!
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