Monday, March 29, 2010

So sorry...didn't post last night. I was so tired I forgot.

Anyway, just a quick is looking good. Boys are great, had an old friend come by Wed. night and it was like old times. I'm trying to talk my wife into getting a wind turbine for the home. No luck so far. After all, when the economy comes crashing down, we won't be able to afford our light bill.

Fedzilla is on its' way to every house. Fight for your right to property. They've already nullified 60 or so leases on federal land because someone might have seen a one-eyed albino willyjumper or some crap like that. And these were ranchers and farmers who were using the land properly and for the good of themselves, their neighbors, and because of that, their country.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

And so it begins...

If memory serves me correctly, if enough bad stuff was fed into his system, Godzilla grew, and became more powerful. Life is no imitating art. But, this time, it's not Godzilla, but Fedzilla. That bloated, self righteous, egomaniacal, fairy tale creature that has, sadly enough, come to life.

Congrats to the 224 morons who voted for this bill. For most of you, you just sealed your fate. Soon you will be out of the public eye and will have to face your (former) constituents and see what havoc you hath wreaked upon them. But, they don't care. They're set for life. They won't have to abide by the rules they themselves made. Fedzilla has demolished Washington, D.C., and will soon demolish the rest of America.

Can this be stopped? I think it can. Starting in November of this year (2010), I think the vision that Madison wrote about in the Federalist Papers (which every Congressman should be required to read, along with the constitution) will once again come to fruition. People WILL hold their Congresspeople accountable. People WILL demand a litmus test to see if this person who they choose to elect will do their will, instead of the will of lobbyists, many of which represent entities that go against everything this country stands for.

Standing up for our rights and holding the powers that be accountable are the best way of stopping Fedzilla dead in its' tracks. Keep fighting. Call your Senators and tell them to vote no. Also, read. But not the best sellers on the conservative book club's 10 best list. Or those books that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh (if you listen to them) say are must reads. Read "The Communist Manifesto". Read "Rules For Radicals". Read the writings of Woodrow Wilson. More than that, however, understand what they say and what they mean.

Question what you believe. I have, and it made my faith in what I believe even stronger.

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The American Dream

I was thinking today about "The American Dream". What exactly is it? Well, I think it's something different for every person. For some, it's making as much money as humanly possible, all the glitz and glamor and the trappings associated with it. For others, it's a warm meal and a dry place to lay your head. For most of us, I believe it's just living your life as well as possible. Being good parents, going to your job, paying your bills. Do you really need the trappings? Do you really want all the money and all the problems? The money would be nice, don't get me wrong. But, I'm not sure about the headaches.

In the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that we have self-evident truths.That we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. Among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Happiness itself, however, is not guaranteed. It can not be guaranteed by any edict, rule, or law. It can not be guaranteed by coveting what your neighbor has. It can not be guaranteed by any extrinsic factor. The happiness you pursue can only be found in yourself, and in your relationship with whatever form you believe that Creator takes. That is intrinsic in nature. No one, no thing, no place on Earth can make you totally happy. They help with it, but in the end, it's you and that Creator.

Every day, I wake up, go to work (or do chores around the house), come home, spend time with my family, kiss my wife, hug my boys, and know that I did my best. Every morning I wake up, I try to remember to thank God for every day, and for the ability and the freedom to do what I need and want to do. I am living the American dream.

Keep the positive attitude. I may sometimes seem frustrated, irritable, tired, and cranky, but then God gives me a proverbial slap on the back of the head and reminds me to be thankful for everything He has given me. And all I really need. My life, my freedom, and my family. I understand my needs, and my wants. And pursuing those unalienable rights--celebrating those self evident truths--help me appreciate the wants and the value of it all. For this, I am truly thankful.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hollywood deaths

Okay, I have to get this off of my chest. Yes, it is sad that Corey Haim died today. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

With that being said, he brought it on himself. Putting that crap in his body means sooner or later he would end up dead. That is a foregone conclusion.

It must be something about that environment that does it to them. In that fishbowl called Hollyweird, as old family friend (the late) Allen Wayne Damron had on one of his album covers: "Everything in excess...Moderation is for monks."

Look at the LONG line of entertainers who died young due to drugs: Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jim Belushi, River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Chris Farley...and the list goes on. Now, Corey Haim. He lasted longer than the others.

Who will be next?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

And the WINNER is.....

As I sit in my kitchen, the vapid, insipid, vacuous, and banal sounds of the Academy Awards is present in the background. I don't know about you, but I find these awards shows to be self-aggrandizing PR ploys so some off the wall designer can sell some ugly, expensive clothes just because their label is on them, and to garner interest in a bloaded industry. It's a popularity contest among the popular.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy movies. Just not "Academy Award" type movies. I would rather cut my spleen out with a dull, rusty, feces infested grapefruit spoon than watch one of those. Unless there's lots of action, things blowing up, and gunplay. Then, I'll watch it. Until a James Bond film gets nominated for best picture, I might care. And, when they bring back saying, "And the winner is..." instead of reminding everyone, "Everyone here is a winner". No, Stuart Smalley, not everyone there are winners. There are four losers and one winner. Like life, which these award shows are not imitating.