A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Monday, May 28, 2018

EARTHQUAKES ARE CAUSED BY SOLDIERS SPINNING IN THEIR GRAVES

Do you wake up each morning with some song stuck in your head?  Happens to me every day and I have no idea where some of these things are coming from, well, I know they are from childhood or youth, but the other morning I woke up with:

Mommy
What is it dear
I want a Salerno Butter Cookie
Mommy
What is it dear
I want another butter cookie

So, thinking about how much I enjoyed those things as a kid,  I did what every 21st century man does and looked it up on the internet and lo and behold, I find they still make them and can buy them on amazon!!!

So I order a box.

Okay, two boxes.

They came the past week and I opened the first box and ate two and it was so so good.

Later I ate two more and decided to read the box.

And on one side in a little box it says something like "This product is made with genetically modified ingredients"

Into the garbage they go.  The fracking corporate power illuminate government pharmaceutical agricultural bastards have ruined Butter Cookies now.

This just in:  David Hogg announced a protest next Sunday in every church across America to demand God let everyone into Heaven except NRA members.

Which leads us towards today's blog about Memorial Day.  The day we honor those fallen in war that we might be free.

Are you spinning in your graves now?

Three hundred plus million will be celebrating the sacrifices of these men and women who gave up their lives, hopes and dreams, so people could get the day off to drink beer, grill dead animals to eat with genetically altered potato salads, watermelons, tomatoes.  And so much of a majority won't give a moment of thought to you, the dead soldier who made it all possible.

So few will think of you, the fallen.  And if you could be asked, what would you say about the state of the country you sacrificed your life for, what would you think about how America has turned out?

I would bet that today some person will be out interviewing people about what Memorial Day means to them, you will, these days, find about three women will have to stop chewing their bubble gum so that can think before providing the wrong answer, two or three guys will smile and whatever reply will be forthcoming will start and end with the word 'dude'.  Several will get the answer correct and then announce they plan to spend this day of reverence towards the fallen by going to see the latest Star Wars Marvel Superheroes versus Dr. Who Episode VII.

One will be some guy who will not only know the answer but give a short impassioned speech on why this day is important and he is proud to tell us this because his biggest regret in life was being saddled with these damn ingrown toenails that kept him from serving this great country during Vietnam.  And yes, he will look familiar, he's probably your elected representative.

But, was it worth it?  Considering what we have become as a country?

How does a William Carney view the pro football player who won't stand for the national anthem?  How about the men who died at the Alamo, what are they thinking in the afterlife of the 'oh just open the borders and let everyone in' crowd today.

Will anyone ever be held accountable for the thousands of middle eastern terrorists that have come across the southern border the past 20 years?

Men and women, unlucky to be born when their ages collided, or would that be coincided, with time and were the perfect choices by overweight,  half drunk politicians to go fight a war and invested their monies in those industries that just go up and up and up during a war which you never came home from.

About a week ago I walked the dog, I mean I do that 3x a day but I am talking about a specific walk, it was nighttime and I walked over to Eldora Park and there is a memorial there with the names of anyone from the town how died in war.  I stood there for around 5 minutes with my ever growing impatient dog Reggie and just read the names.   I wonder when the last time someone came to touch the name of each of these people, does one name get whole extended families showing up and touching his name while the name below goes ignored for decades, nothing left behind but a name on a rock.

All so we can become a zoned out computer addicted society where people can't find their way back and forth to work or the mall without a computer screen providing directions;  where Boy Scouts are told to attend jamborees with condoms; where we import people from Asia to do high tech jobs and replace your grandsons and great grand daughters because the Asians will work for 24k a year and the companies providing these workers and/or use these workers pay millions to get people re elected to congress to make sure this continues; along with unfettered immigration from 3rd world countries to take all the manual labor jobs that a high school graduate use to work and afford a house, car, family; do I need to go on?

Will these soldiers be waiting for us in the afterlife and give us a piece of their minds for this country going down the toilet during our watch?

Does Memorial Day need to change from a day of remembrance to a day of apology?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

HE'S BACK, HE'S BAD, LET'S MAKE HIM OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!

Everyone's favorite high school senior is back and badder than ever.

He just happened to discover on his own that Pubix, which is not some kind of jock itch spray like Cruex, but an employee owned grocery store chain had the audacity to contribute some money to the campaign of a republican that support gun control and Mr. Hogg threaten to lead a protest against the store this weekend.

If

they

didn't contribute a few mil to a group that he named.

By golly, this kid learns fast.  It took Jackson and Sharpton years to figure out how to shake down corporate America like that but this, okay, I will say it, future president of the United States was able to put this together all by himself before he even graduated in a couple of weeks.

Heck, my last three weeks of high school were spent dealing with all the left over weed from prom, my friend and I bought an ounce and thought we'd split it for prom and didn't realize when all was said and done we each had about 50 joints after prom.

But not our boy David, no sir, he's already learned to shake down corporations if they don't do what he says.  Like a good little liberal totalitarian brown shirt.  What do they teach kids in school today?

Funny picture of the protest


All those brave kids lying on the ground and shoppers just stepping around them.  Damn, why does this always happen somewhere else?  I'm sure at my age and eyesight I could have moved around them and only stepped on about a dozen of them or rolled my cart over a few of them and shouted "I'm a senior citizen, leave me alone!"

Way to go David Hogg, if at first you don't succeed trying to get a single mom fired from her job, go for a total shutdown of an employee owned grocery store chain that employs nearly 200,000 capitalistic pigs.

David says he is going to win with LOVE and I'm thinking 'oh my, it's the 60's all over again'.

Nice job with the attempted shake down of the corporation David.  Heck, I'll be the first one to say it, let's get rid of those pesky age limits to be president so we can run David Hogg in 2020!!!!!!

Moving on to more important and less side splitting funny items.

Did you catch what happened in England Friday.  Some guy who apparently is some youtube 'reporter' guy who goes out and takes videos of 'news' things and he showed up at the trial of a few well meaning Asian gentlemen and was not really doing anything but taking video of the men entering the court and a police van pulls up, grabs him, takes him to jail and then to court and the judge says he violated his agreement about covering these trials and threw him in jail for 13 months.

Then sealed all the proceedings so now it's illegal for any news agency, website, blogger, or whatever to talk about it.  In Britain.  Or anywhere else where it might be seen in Britain, so websites were publishing the news then erasing the stories all day Friday and Saturday.

What was the trial?  Well, first of all, it's kind of misleading.  See the Asian continent actually includes countries like Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc, so when you read Asian what it really is are middle eastern countries, not some Japanese businessmen.  And the trial is that sex grooming thing that has been going on in England for over 20 years and the police and politicians have covered it up because they didn't want to appear to be racists so they've turned their heads to middle eastern men grabbing school girls and boys of all sorts of race and turning them into sex slaves with threats of violence against them and their families if they talk.

Yea, nice to know those middle eastern men are not prejudice in the race and color of children they enjoy screwing and buggering.

Funny how this never shows up in a Midsomer Murder.

What would really be cool is if they make another season of Luther have Luther go in and completely kick ass on this issue, except they would probably turn it into white christians buggering middle eastern kids in order to pass the thought police.

There was a time I would have loved to move to England, buy a used Alpha Romeo 159 with a stick or one of those FIAT 500's with the 200hp engine and just tool around those lovely roads but now England, like Sweden, is a cesspool of unchecked immigrants that have no intention of acclimating to the new country but every intention of making Sweden and England into Yemen North.

Note:  Swedish police have warned Swedish girls to not be out at night or travel by themselves due to high likelihood of being raped by your new neighbors from the south.

Now some are scratching their heads at the speed of the British justice system that you can grab a guy off the street, have in front of a judge and sentence to 13 months in a day but same justice system turned it's head for over 20 years and allowed middle eastern men to commit rape after rape after rape of English children.

Which, is why, Midsomer Murders is so popular after 20 years, two chief inspectors, 2,343 sergeants, (they change sergeants on that show more often than most of us change our underwear), and people still watch it because it portrays an England that no longer exists and the people of England hide in their homes and dream this is still England.

Sorry, Great Britain is now Saudi Britain or Islamitain.

So, to our future, David Hogg as President, reporters trying to cover the truth are jailed, gangs of middle eastern men raping our sons and daughters and we will have no guns to protect us, if President Hogg has his way.

What's that, you say?  Won't happen here?  Keep kidding yourself.  It's coming.



Friday, May 25, 2018

NOW, LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THIS STRAIGHT......

So now some idiot determined that terms like 'boys' or 'girls' should no longer be used because, well, it might offend.  I'm not exactly sure, well, wait, okay it's not a good idea to say "come here, boy" to a black guy, but other than that why would anyone have an issue with boy or girl?

And who's going to go to the library and cross the name Boys off the 60 plus editions of Hardy Boys books?

Somehow, I don't see young boys, oops, in the future wanting to read the next Hardy Biologically Neutrals in The Tower Terror.

Speaking of boys, I see where the boys attending the Boy Scout Jamborees this summer are required to bring condoms.  Jeepers, scouting sure has changed since I was a kid.  I'm not even sure I knew what a condom was when I was in the Boy Scouts.  And I'm pretty sure if that had been on the list of things to bring, probably wouldn't have ever gone.  I learned very quickly when camping with scouts to bring double the socks, shoes, pants, etc that was recommended because if there was a body of water anywhere near me, I'd fall into it several times the first day.

Hey, I liked catching frogs, so sue me.  But seriously, I always suspected that scouting level between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts called Webelos was some sort of plot.  Then, what was it, about 20 years ago it was pushed and pushed to allow gay scout masters.  Now scouts are suppose to bring condoms to camp.  Who the hell would let their young boy join scouting today?

Scouts need condoms for all boys camps, jeepers my uncle must be spinning in his grave.

Article this week was about restaurant owners complaining about the rising wages they are having to pay for staff.  Seems they miss those minimum wage days and now that use of illegals in the kitchen and tables is frowned upon, finally, that they are having to pay mid to high teens now for staff and are whining about it.

What it really means is for the last 30 years jobs like that never kept up with inflation and stayed at minimum wages because there were plenty of illegals to do the work, so while prices and the cost of living has doubled, those working those jobs have not seen even cost of living increases because if you don't like it, no problem hire an illegal.

So now wages for entry level work will rise quickly because it's been suppressed for 30 years.  And once those wages hit the high teens and 20's an hour, all the jobs above that will need to be increased because why put up with X for 25 an hour when you could just wait tables for 25 an hour.

Speaking of job openings, millennials have a great chance to start a new job and it will pay 80k a year.  M-F, weekends off.  And they cannot get anyone to apply, to be a truck driver.  Well, they gets some apps, but most don't pass the drug test.  I wonder if that couple pointed that opportunity out to their 30 year old son who was living at home, didn't work, and they had to take him to court to serve an eviction notice to move out with all this stuff including his gun collection.

Uh oh.  I think if I'd been that dad I'd gotten rid of his gun collection a long time ago.

I would think that trucking company could quickly fill those jobs if they just advertised them at Starbucks because I would be Starbucks workers would jump at the chance to get the hell out of there since the CEO decided a Starbucks would make a great place for homeless people to use the bathrooms and hang out all day.

If you had stock in Starbucks, would you be pissed right now?  They just turned your investment into homeless shelters.  I'm waiting for some attorney to file a class action lawsuit demanding Starbucks provide free latte's to the homeless people sleeping on their floors and washing themselves in the bathroom sink.

Crap, you know you have been in the computer business to long when you type bathroom sync.

Okay, I think I the DC thing all figured out.  The Obama Admin Justice Department says they put spies in the Trump administration because they were worried that the Russian might be attempting to influence the election and wanted to protect Trump.  Funny, they didn't put any spies in the Clinton administration, weren't they worried about that?  I wonder why?  Well,  it turns out the spies the justice department put into the Trump admin were the ones spreading the stories about Russia and emails and sorts so now we've spent tens of millions by the justice department investigating the Trump admin for Russian involvement which was first introduced to them by the justice department by their spies for their protection.

Got that?

So basically, we got our government law enforcement working for the democrats now.  This is very bad.  Do you realize the billions of dollars this is going to cost the taxpayers? I mean just changing the stationary and business cards of the FBI to the DBI alone will be tens of millions of dollars.  CIA becomes the DIA, at which point the airport in Dallas will be suing, the NSA becomes the DSA and Homeland Security will, well, actually that can stay because it's always sounded like some left wing totalitarian thugs anyways.

The punch line to all this is think, in general, who runs our world today - baby boomers.  The same baby boomers whom in their youth protested the government, protested the US involvement, were aghast at the spying done by our government and now they run the show and make Mao look like a libertarian.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

A LEASED ILLUSION

Spent some time thinking yesterday, yes- it gave me a headache.

I know a lot of people who lease a car, but I prefer to own a car, but do I actually own my car?  If I don't pay the government each year for tags for the plates and someone notices I don't have an up to date tag, then the government takes it away.  So even though I think I 'own' my car, what I really do is lease my car from the government.

Homes and land are just the same.  A person may think they own their home, the land, but if you don't pay those property taxes you will soon find the government knocking on your door and that you no longer 'own' your property for not paying property taxes.

Doesn't this mean, when you really think about it, that the government owns your land, your home, your car and as long as you pay the taxes, they let you pretend you 'own' it.

We lease our lives from the government.  Don't pay the fees, taxes, etc., and the government will take everything you own; your land, your home, your car, your processions, and your liberty.

Well, that's kind of depressing.

The White House announced today that beginning tomorrow they will invite specific members of the press to attend the daily WH briefing, first invites went to several reporters who joked about slitting their own throats or blowing their brains out if they had to sit thru those briefings.

You'd have to be one hell of a shot to blow out the brains of a reporter, such a small target.

So Illinois, back to property taxes, already leading the nation with the highest property taxes, in conjunction with the Fed Reserve Bank have come up with a plan to help save some of the pension funds in Illinois - more taxes on homeowners.  They are actually considering adding an additional 5%, making Cook County(Chicagoland) property tax rates as high as 10%.

This pension fund thing is a nuclear bomb waiting to go off in this country.  Just think what will happen when teachers, police, firefighters, etc find out that pension they were promised is broke.

As mentioned in earlier blog, most pension funds have very strict rules for the investments, that 60 to 80 percent of the assets must be in bonds or other fixed income instruments and in order for the whole thing to work must make > or equal to 7-8% on those fixed assets.

In the 90's, when Clinton figured out 1% interest would make the budget look good, now those pension funds can't possibly come close to a 7% return.  So that decision in the 90's for immediate gain now is producing the bill for those low rates.

And market gains for stocks are great, but once a year those pension funds have to sell lots of stocks to bring the ratio back to the 70/30 ratio or whatever their specific pension percentages are as laid out in the bylaws.

And, of course, in any pension fund, there will be bad real estate investments, scandals, and kickbacks of sorts to union reps, etc.  Not that I'm cynical or anything.

These issues are not just in Illinois, but country wide, public and private pensions are in deep trouble and without massive inflow of money and some amazing investments there will be thousands of pension funds and tens of millions of people who were promise a safe and secure old age are going to get zilch.

So here is the question.  At what point do a people rise in protest over tax rates?  Well, so far in America, if you are middle class at 25% federal, you also have 15% SS/Med, state taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, all sorts of fees - which aren't taxes if your ask a government official but affect the payee the very same - and it's not hard to pass over the 50% mark.

Saxons revolted against the king when tax rates went above 10%.  We are losing 1/2 our money and going along with it.

And now after 20 years of mismanagement of pension funds, they are going to expect taxpayers to bail them out.  The pension members certainly don't think they should have to invest more of their income into the fund but will expect the taxpayers to make up the difference.

The truth of the matter, to make matters worse, is the majority of baby boomers are hitting their 60's and have less than 100k in savings which is not going to last 10 years of retirement.  They can't put it in CD's and get 12% return each year to supplement their SS, they have no idea medicare supplement and prescription drug plans will eat that 100k up in 10 years by itself.

So 50 million Baby Boomers will retire with not much more than SS to live on and how's SS looking?  As bad as the public and private pensions.  Except if pensions had been run like SS is run, well every one involved would be in jail.  In spite of Moynahann and Dole's promise that doubling the SS/Med taxes in 1984 and that money would be set aside and never borrowed against, it was all borrowed against so basically you have money taken from paycheck to go to your SS, the congress takes your dollar and puts in IOU, then spend the dollar on something nothing to do with your retirement, then you will need to be taxed again to put that dollar back in SS and you end up being taxed 4 bucks to have 1 buck in SS.  All of which is against the law unless you are congress.

I suppose many of those BB will sell their house and then try to live off the proceeds but they will still need to pay rent each month, med supplement, drugs, etc.

This is a serious mess.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS THE WAY IT USE TO BE

Definition of heaven on earth: Waking with a rare Saturday morning off, sitting down to start working on my weekend contribution to the vast number of irrelevant blogs, and finding iTunes has all the original The Flintstones for less than 5 bucks a season; less than 20 bucks gets you all the original episodes from 1960 to 62.  And then watching them.

The dentist's name is Smiley Molar

How odd that a cartoon about blue collar guys and their wives would sing about having a gay old time.  Which makes you wonder if Barney and Fred were not early gay men, but living in prehistoric times and working in a quarry had to keep their relationship secret so they got together with two lesbian women and created the perfect SINK blue collar couples living in 1960's suburbia.

No seriously.  I read one of those pencil necked PhD dissertations back in the late 90's who went back thru all those early TV shows and turned them into nothing but undercurrents of gay and lesbian life.

Seriously.  The Flintstones, Perry Mason, Gilligan's Island, and even the Rifleman - yea, ol' Lucas and Mark were not father and son but some man/boy thing with the rifle as a phallic symbol of some sort.

Figures, it would take a college professor to ruin the simplicity of early television cartoons and westerns.

As for Gilligan, well, there was always something weird about that show.  I mean, think about it, wouldn't you build a hut for each person?  Gilligan and the Skipper's together in their hut, but bunk hammocks?  And Mary Ann and Ginger living together, talk about every 8 year old's fantasy, Mary Ann or Ginger and saying yes.  Occupied every young males mind until Jennifer and Bailey came along in the late 1970's.

Of course, there was also the Laurie Partridge/Marcia Brady debate in between.....

Sorry, had a small delay - Reggie took his first shit in the apartment, ah, isn't that cute.

And the Flintstones, which some thought a cartoon version of The Honeymooners, spawned The Jetsons because TV executives thought a white collar cartoon to match the blue collar Flintstones.  I'll tell you a creepy one though, Beanie and Cecil.  Remember that cartoon?  Go watch it now on YouTube, that little kid is seriously creepy.

And somewhere deep in the underground labyrinth of the NSA headquarters, someone is reading this thinking because I voted for Trump this is some sort of code for my Russian counterpart in Moscow.

Fools!  Everyone knows Trump's spy coordinator is headquartered in St. Petersburg and works thru his US

Monday, May 7, 2018

TOUGH TIME OF YEAR

First, Karl Marx, come on down.  The big 200 years old.

If you think about it, Karl Marx and Darwin both were the biggest influencers of the 19th and 20th century.  Look at what two men with two books were able to accomplish.  They just didn't kill God in the minds of millions, their philosophies led to the death of over 150 million people in the 20th century, and that is just counting Lenin, Stalin, and Mao.

I wonder if, in Hell, little bells go off when residents of Hell, who wrote books like Marx and Darwin, and their words and works produce another killing or lost soul won by Satan.

And no, I did not include him because the religion has nothing to do with Marxism though both end up killing anyone that disagrees with them.

So anyways, Karl Marx, happy birthday from the 150 million dead in your name and all of those soon to follow because of your works.

And, as if Marx ain't enough, the past few weeks we have remembered the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.

How different a world if MLK and RK would have lived.

Do you think black America would look like it does today if King would have lived and Jessie and Al would have never become the figureheads for black Americans?  And I'm not capitalizing black in black Americanisms because Google isn't auto fixing it, racist bastards that they are.

The world missed Martin, we will never know but I don't think he would have sat back and gone along for the bucks and sold out the black community; would have stood silent and the abdominal education system in the inner cities; would have stood silent and the gangs, the fatherless children.  And he was the last pastor that could operate in the political arena without democrats screaming separation of church and state.

And picture the 1968 election.  Would the Chicago riots have happened, if RFK was the democratic nominee?  Would Wallace have run?  Would Nixon have still won?

Imagine a world with no Nixon presidency.  No opening of China, would Vietnam had ended sooner? Would baby boomers have grown up so cynical?  I'm sorry,  knowing a president got his head blown off in Dallas, watching your favorite show on TV when it's interrupted to tell you MLK was assassinated in Memphis, waking one morning to the headlines of RFK being dead does affect the minds of 11 year olds, plus or minus another 8 years, I'm sure.   Our "heroes" being slaughtered before our eyes, did that lead to a world without heroes as a form of psychological protection?

Of course, to be fair, since this is speculation, we have to look at the other possibility that if both would have lived the world could be a worst place today too, you know, probabilities and all.

Back to Marx, have you noticed the change in our society?  Socialists have come out of the closet.

Since the 60s, when democrats were classic liberals - to the 70's when democrats slowly began their transition to socialists and communists - many have referred to them as socialists and communists which they all denied strongly, even the members of the communist group in Congress denied they were communists.  But now, you see those protest signs with the hammer and sickle?  Bernie proudly proclaims he is a socialist.  Now Hillary says she lost the election because she wasn't socialist enough, her Hillary excuse tour excuses have only been eclipsed in number by the dollars she earned speaking about why she lost.

But the dems have come out of the closet, they are now proudly announcing they are socialists and the young generation and millennials are rushing to the socialist agenda because they have no knowledge of what it took to put socialism in china and Russia and other countries because they were never taught about that by the socialist teachers they went thru school listening to drone on and on like some blogger with no readers.

Yet the traditional blue collar democrat who loves pickup trucks apple pie, 4th of July parades and they are not for socialism, thus that blue collar world is moving to the Republican Party the more socialist the democrat party overtly becomes.

Black America is waking up that the democrats have promised and promised and promised and promised and promised and promised, and their lives have gotten nothing but worse,  and black America is waking to the fact the dems have been lying thru their teeth for 50 years and never intended to make the world better for blacks.  And now dems have realized that there are more illegal aliens from south of our border than blacks in this country and those illegals have stolen millions of jobs blacks use to get and blacks are realizing the dems are going to sell them out now for the legalization of all those illegals and aren't going to give a crap about black voters because they just gained 5% with the hispanic vote over the black votes.

But don't worry about any of this.  Because if America does become socialist, and you don't like that idea, don't like being over run from having a borderless country, don't like socialism in general, history shows you won't be around much longer to complain about it once it takes hold.

And one day North and South America will be one big borderless utopia with 90% of the population making minimum wages but with free iPhones and iPads so everyone will be happy.

Except old geezers like me.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

MOTHER EARTH IS KIND OF A BITCH AT TIMES


CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘It’s My Obligation as a Journalist’ to Call Trump ‘Racist’

Which is fine, as long as Don Lemon understands it's my obligation as a blogger with millions of imaginary readers to turn off and tune out elitist peckerheads who don't need to crap 'cause they need the shit for brains.

Now everyone is happy.

I am.

So let's go back a bit.  In January I had to put Bosco down, which as I wrote really screwed me up mentally when I realized there was apparently a lot of mental stuff repressing and it wasn't my dad dying that released it but the dog almost 5 years later.

So I set a rule and was not going to make any major decisions which was both good and bad.  First I didn't do something really stupid and quit my job, but there was this really cool Saab available and rather than spend the Xmas bonus and some stock on it I just decided to fix some things on the Volvo which cost about 600 more than was expecting and well why I like my Volvo I miss a manual and just kind of wish I'd gotten the Saab.

The one time I broke that rule was rushing out to get another dog which was a 5 day disaster that cost me about 600 more bucks.

All good things come to those that wait and on St. Patricks Day got Reggie






Won the lotto on this dog.  And dog probably feels the same way.  Came via an Indian Reservation in NM where he was not treated well, the two shot gun pellets still in him pretty good evidence he did not get a good start to life.  Apparently he was also a target for basketballs because if he hears a basketball bouncing or sees anyone make a throwing motion he is gone.

But man, is Reggie a good dog and no stupid chip that will cause a tumor like the last two dogs.  Yea, think we both won the lotto.  Guess I'll have to create a new internet persona now, Reginald Von Gingernana III to go along with Barkley Pontree and Bosco P. Lemonzit.

And thinking the past three months I realized I really like my job.  And I'm really good at it.  I like my current manager and like the team I'm on and amazingly enough, they like me which feels kind of strange and rare.  So why would I want to change.  Ride the wave till it ends, no guarantee there will be another wave to catch.  Which is something I don't think most understand, people always assume there is another wave, a bigger wave, a better wave out there and the truth is sometimes there are no more waves.  So when you do catch a good one, ride it to the end, enjoy it while it lasts, it could be years if ever you can find another one.

Best of all, I don't live in Hawaii.

I have an app on my phone that sends a notification anytime there is a 4.0 or greater earthquake in North America, so I started to see on Thursday or Friday all these earthquakes going off in Hawaii area and then found out about the volcanos and mercy me I wonder if that whole damn big island isn't about to split open at this point.  Those islands are nothing more than living on top of several volcanos and it looks like there is going to be a bill for all that paradise.

Which is what boggles my mind listening to poop headed talking mouths go on and on about how we are going to destroy our environment with coal and oil.  Look, I get that we've done a great job cleaning the air and waters over the last 50 years after NIXON created the EPA and those Clean Acts - yes America, it was a F&*^%&N REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO FREED SLAVES, CREATED THE EPA AND ALL THE OTHER CRAP DEMOCRATS TAKE CREDIT FOR TODAY.

But here is the point.  That erupting volcano right now in Hawaii has poured more crap into the sky and air than all the cars ever started and driven on those islands have done since the first car appeared on the island.  Sorry, had to take a break, was thinking bout the first car in Hawaii and where did they get gas?

So understand that I chuckle at all these peeheads going on and on about how evil and bad we are for Mother Earth and all Mother Earth has to do is let loose Yellowstone or one of the other dozen super volcanos on her bosom and there will be more poisonous gases and dirt in our atmosphere than all of mankind has ever produced x 10.  And all of humanity will be killed.  Mother Earth can be kind of a bitch at times.

When 10 feet of volcanic ash is covering all the cars, SUV's, planes and trains, factories and farms, will liberals will finally be happy, well until someone explains why there will be no more French wines or Russian caviar and organic goat cheese before dinner which by the way will also be cancelled.

The point being, mankind has certainly been trying to do it's best to destroy itself with nuclear bombs, nuclear waste, toxic waste etc but fact is one good fart by Mother Earth puts us to shame.