Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Everchanging Landscape

 As I drive the highways around my home, I have noticed something over the past few years. Bags, white, plastic bags to be exact. It appears that they have become a permanant blight upon our landscape! They are everywhere.


            Now, when everyone still used brown paper bags, you didn't see them as much. I am sure that there were just as many of those as there are white plastic bags, human nature being what it is. So, why didn't we notice the brown bags as much?


            That is elementary, my dear Watson; camoflage, plain and simple. Brown just didn't stand out as much. The other reason the brown bags were able to go nearly undetected? The brown bags went back to what they were made of...mainly wood pulp and some glue. Ever get one really wet? They would disintegrate on you! Plastic bags never degrade, and if they do it is never as fast as paper bags.


               Instead of retail employees asking "paper or plastic", they should ask "something that will degrade quickly, or something that will scar the world around you indefinitely?" We need to do away with these ugly-ass white bags. Hell, the town drunk even complained that the white bags do not hide his beer, and they make too much damn noise when he drinks! Who better to know the "little brown bag" than the town drunk? I say that the expert has spoken; do away with those damnable white bags!!!


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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Sad Time Here..

  It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Last Thursday, my wife's brother died. She is the only child of her parents at this time. There was only my wife and her brother. He leaves behind three boys, ranging in age from 24 to 15 years old, and one little girl, who is only two years old. He also leaves behind a wife, and his mother, his dad having passed away in 1991.


               He and I had our differences over these past years, but I prefer to remember the times when we were young. The times when we drank, and smoked together, and the times that we fished and hunted together. He had diabetes, like me, but his was far advanced from mine. This illness affected him greatly, and in a bad way.


              All I can say is that he has "put it into the wind". Keep it in the wind, Bro, and we may meet again. One day, when the time is right.


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Friday, March 16, 2007

"What's Up"?

 Alright, settle down, I know it has been a while since I have written here. I can't help beer equals no writing! Sort of, that is. Things are just slow around here. I did, however, make six new necklaces today. And I repaired one necklace for my youngest was one she purchased from the store, NOT one of my creations.


           I was reading somewhere the other day about the way that people treat each other. At best, some of our behavior is just rude, at the worst, downright mean. I don't think mankind can progress much farther untill we learn that money  is NOT the only thing in life worth pursuing. And, while we are at it, how about the fact that someone's religion is not an excuse to murder them? How about that? I wonder if we ever will get past those things?


           We never will. As long as there are people, we will find ways to hate each other, or reasons to kill. We need to move on....


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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Just Another Day

 OK, so some of you don't agree with my political ideals...tough shit. I know what I know, and you know what you know. That's what makes America such a great place to live. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if you are wrong! (LOL)


          Have you seen the footage of the two teen boys showing the little kids how to smoke pot? Ain't that some shit! The one boy acted like it was nothing! Look folks, I grew up in a motorcycle gang, and even there,  shit like that would get you killed in a hurry! I could just see me giving weed to some of the other guys' little kids! Let's just say that I wouldn't be here writing this little "column" of mine. I would most likely be a footstool for old Lucifer at this very minute!


             There are just certain things that you DO NOT DO! Giving little kids weed to smoke, and then saying that it "was just some weed", is one of those things. This teenager was actually surprised to find out that he could go to prison! Well, no shit, Sherlock, what was your first fuckin' clue? Oh, that's right, you didn't have a clue to begin with! What a stupid fuck! His sister, the mother of the children, isn't a mental giant either. She stated that the teen should just get some probation, or something. I would give him something for all of his trouble if that were my kids. Brother or not, he would learn the meaning of VENGANCE. I would teach this lesson to him quickly and frequently! I swear, Charles Darwin would be ashamed. It seems that some of us are still "evolving".


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Sunday, March 4, 2007

You Must Be Kidding

 "This war started on my watch, but it will end on your watch". With that one simple sentence, George Bush showed what he is made of. And it wasn't very pretty. If any of you had ANY QUESTIONS as to this man's sanity, they should have been answered with that statement.


           "This war will end on your watch" was intended for the next presidential hopeful. The way that I see it, there is only one outcome. Either Senator Hillary Clinton,(she hasn't a snowball's chance in hell, as she is a woman), or Senator John McCain will be in the runoffs. My money is on Senator McCain.


                Don't misunderstand me though, I would vote for Mrs. Clinton in a New York minute! I would LOVE for other countries to know that a woman has her finger on "The Button". Besides, I think a woman could lead our country.  Shit, she couldn't make any more of a mess than the "men" that have led our country. Hell, she might even do better!


             Mister Obama? Ain't gonna happen. Not because he is Black/African American. I just don't think he has the "stones" to do the job. I also think he is woefully unprepared to go into a dog fight at this point in his career. Give him a few more years, and he should be just fine. Just not right now.


            And the others in the race? Not a chance. Less chance than Obama! Un-heard of, un-tested, and just not ready.  Sorry, guys, I just calls them like I see them. I say Senator McCain is our best bet. He wasn't a draft dodger, he is a veteran of Vietnam. He was also a POW for many years in that war. I believe that alone was preperation enough to be our leader at this point in time. As I said before, I would vote for Hillary, but I just don't see the American people having a female president, even though I believe her time is right now. We'll see how this plays out...I have been wrong before! Hell, I used to think that my wife was someone that I could trust...and we all know what that got me! Stabbed in the back.


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