Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Speculators (#$%&#@!&%^) errrrr....oh wait a minute....Gas is How Much?

Remember this last summer, we were not just sweating because of the heat, but because we were looking at the prospect of filling our tanks with $4.20 gas. Back in June of this year I wrote about the god awful speculators, those capitalist pigs that were driving the price of oil through the roof, everyone wanted to go out and hang them. It was these faceless, evil Wall Street minions that were making it hard for schools boards to bus their students to school, making fixed income folks choose, "will it be high fiber...or high octane" and making parents choose between food for baby or gas for the car to get to work. Sons-a-b*tches!

But wait, I just bought gas for my car for $149.9 a gallon today. What the.....wait a minute....how did that happen. Could it be that because of the slow down in the economy, here and world wide that gas consumption has decreased? Could it be that because of the high prices we started to produce more oil? Could it be that, like this article states, we are driving less because the prices just made it to costly to go on long trips? The answer is "YES" to all of it, and it's called the free market. And those god awful speculators we all hated, well they saw what was happening and they did what speculators do....they speculated that we will be driving less, that we will travel less because of the price of oil. And with the slow down, to a crawl, of the economy, they "speculated" that we will use even less oil. Oil today is again under $40 bucks a barrel, Can I get an "AMEN"! And it's all because of those faceless, Wall Street types, those speculators we all hated, or at least the folks that forgot about the free market system hated, that are driving down the prices for the simple reason that they see less quantity demand in the future. It's what they do, and should we go up and say thank you to them, NO!, because it's business.

And speaking of business, do we all still hate the oil companies now, or has that mania wained a bit as well. They are making much less per gallon sold now, but the Government is still making the same revenue per gallon, about $0.18 per. Their income as gone down a little because we're buying less, but they are still making the same per gallon. So let's keep this in mind as we see profits for "BIG OIL" start to fall to norms, where they were before, and know that the next administration will more than likely raise taxes on oil and all form of energy as soon as they can. With that said, it looks like the "Sunday Drive" might come back as one of the most cost effective forms of entertainment we will have for a while. Now go fill up, drive around and warm up the planet a little, it's look'n like a cold winter this year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hide the Kitchen Knives from Capm, Here's some more good news

A swarm of earthquakes in Yellowstone. Why should I be the least bit alarmed by this? Only for this reason, Yellowstone is the biggest Volcano in the 'effing world, that's all! If it blows, from Yellowstone to the Mississippi will be under 3 to 30 feet of volcanic ash, crushing the US economy, and the worlds, then plunging us into a 2 to 20 year deep freeze. And it all starts with a cluster of earthquakes in the park.

Look at it this way; look at your computer on your desk, and picture that as all the ash belched out by Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines back in 1991. That good sized eruption dropped world wide temps 1 to 2 degrees for 2 years. Now you say, SO!?, not so bad. If you're like me, you have your computer on a desk, and if not, imagine the average sized desk, 3o" tall by 60" long by 30" deep. Look at the desk, look at the computer, the desk is a Yellowstone eruption. Oh, by the way, my computer is a lap-top.

See this article for more info on how big and how devastating this could be. Don't go screaming form your house just yet, but let this keep nibbling at the back of you mind for a while, and you'll start looking like the capm's pic next to this entry. Happy New Year.

update: And it continues, more today 12/31/08 from 37 on the map above to 227 on this map....Honey, have you seen the garden hose around, I think I'll go in the garage and sit in car a while....

Final Update: 01/09/2009 Okay, all to do about nothing, at least that's what the US government states. This happens, the 900 quakes, about every 20 years or so. So, NO WORRIES! I feel so much better now, I mean they must use computer modes to predict such things...right? So what what in the world could be the matter with that.....I'm sure all the "Scientists" are all in agreement and there is no need to talk about it any more......Honey, have you seen that old straight razor we use to have, I'd like to see just how sharp that blade is......

Why Israel Should Keep Fighting and Why We Need to Support Them

This is not in Israel, but in Afghanistan, and it shows the mentality and barbarism of the Islamist foes. In this video, a Taliban car bomber kills 14 children just going to school. Kids like yours and mine, walking to school on a beautiful day, then evil drives by. These kids are Muslim as well, so when we here that it's because of the US's support of Israel or that the Palestinian territories are being occupied, and that's why they do what they do, know this; these kids aren't Jewish, aren't Americans, aren't going to Temple or Church, they aren't on their way to an anti-Taliban rally, they are on their way to school. When in comes to the evil brought on by any terrorist in the name of Islam, they just don't give a rip who they kill. So the only way to deal with them, is to kill them, and I mean kill them all.

And the first place this attitude needs to take hold it in the Muslim community. These crazies have hijacked their religion, creating a hatred and fear around the world of anyone practicing or even looking like they are practicing Islam. They need to take back the reputation and the heritage of their religion and culture or it will end. It will end because something will happen, and that will trigger something truly awful, something I fear will be the end to much of the world as we know it. A US city nuked, a European city's population biologically destroyed could spell the end of what we know as the Islamic culture and more than half of the Muslim population. Please know that this is nothing that I want to happen, it is what I fear will happen if the people of Islam do not take on the evil in their own home.

We, the west, will not be able to stop Islamic radicals from doing what they do, we can kill 100's, 1,000's even hundreds of thousands of terrorists and we will not stop it. It will only stop when the Muslims in this world take back their name, and eliminate the evil from within. I fear that this point has possibly past by, but I hope that there is still time. As of right now, Egypt, our undercover alie in the war, is firing on Palestinians trying to flee Gaza. The Egyptian F/M stated that Hamas has declared war on them as well. This could be a start, showing Hamas that it has no where to hide.

The people of Islam must see that their survival is in stopping the attacks on the west and on their own people, and taking back what is supposed to be a religion of peace. As a Christian, if I see evil in my house I will stand up and oppose it. Jews are the same, within Israel, free people raise their voices and oppose what Israel sometimes does. No one should die because of what they say, even when it's evil or reprehensible.

The repair of the Muslim house will be costly, in lives and in treasure. And this must be supported by the west, as it has done in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Supporting Muslim countries and people that want to live in peace with the rest of the world should be the goal of the next 50 years by the US and the rest of the west. Condemning Israel for striking Hamas at the heart will not help this cause. Europe will pay for their support of Israel's foes. When they keep appeasing the radicals just to have peace, they will soon fine that they will have none. I fear the event that will cause what I have written about here will come within the next 4 years. It will be so horrific that reprisals will start against the Muslim communities and that will just escalate to what will be the end. And we, the US, will be dragged in, again, to western Europe to fight for the freedom of the world. I can only hope that this will not take place, and I pray that it will not.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Soldier's Choice.....A Soldier's Christmas....All is Secure

My favorite Christmas poem, delivered with a voice that touches your heart. The images, of soldiers at peace, resting, sleeping....dreaming? We wish them, this Christmas Season, the hope that the gift of the Christ Child brings. We hope that you are safe, that you are at peace and we hope that you know that you are loved. God bless you, your mates, your families, and God bless the greatest nation on earth, because it is... In God We Trust.

Thanks to Theo Sparks and Guidons blogs for sharing this.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Do you feel the love Pres. Bush?

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for finding this inspiring video of Pres. Bush's send off from the troops he ultimately commands. You see and hear the true pride of the troops in their leader.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ahhh...the Warm, Steamy South. Global Warming Heads to Dixie

Don't you just love coming down to the warm south for the winter, I mean with all this Global Warming, it's just going to get hotter, right? These pics from N.O. are priceless, catching snow flakes on your touge, on Canal Street! Just click on this link to see more of the wintery wonderland that is the "Big Icy" instead of the Big Easy.

This just brings home what I and so many others have been saying, what a flaming bag of dog squeeze is the nonsense of global warming. And now in Poland, the UN says that they have concrete proof of "Global Climate Change". Well no Sh*t Sherlocks, it changes all the time, and now we're cooling off a bit.

Go (here) and read about the 650 plus real scientists that have come out of the IPCC closet, risking their futures, to denounce what the UN has been touting. 52 "scientists" were responsible for the original IPCC report, gleaning what they wanted from the 2,500 scientists Mr. Gore says are all that there must be, because there is no more discussion needed, or wanted, on the subject. So now we have 650 Scientists, real PhDs in physics, geology, meteorology and other pertinent fields, saying this is a hoax, and CO2, even increases of 3 times as much as we're putting out now, will do nothing to increase global temps. They say, look up and then look down and you'll find the real reasons for any temp changes, the sun and the oceans.

So now that gas is nearing decade low prices, jump in that SUV, start up that snow machine, climb aboard that 747 and burn baby burn some carbon, we need to warm this place back up.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Different Christmas Poem...

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

'What are you doing?' I asked without fear,
'Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!'
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light,
Then he sighed and he said 'Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.' '
It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,'
Then he sighed, 'That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers.'
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.'

' So go back inside,' he said, 'harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.'
'But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
'Give you money,' I asked, 'or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son.'

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
'Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.'

Thanks to Theo Spark ( http://www.theospark.net/ ) for this great and heart felt poem.

Friday, December 5, 2008

2008 Bike Build, going for 600 Bikes this Year!

Merry Christmas everyone. Please watch the following video to see last years Bikes & Trikes for Tikes, Inc. Bike Build and also see how you can be a part of it this year. Forward this link to your friends and make this a very Merry Christmas for a child you don't know.

Clicking on this link will allow you to view the show in a larger format and provides more information; including a map to the build location, more photos and a panoramic view of all 500 bikes that were built last year.

The majority of the bikes will go to "Toys for Tots" run by USMC. But this year we will be holding some back to make sure that kids in our area, and in yours, are able to get a bike for Christmas. If you know of a family or a child that is in need and lives in the South Orlando area please call or email their information or just contact me so we can make it happen.

Your support is needed this year, things are tight and we need your help. Make this your company's office party, instead of getting that "white elephant" again this year. Knowing that you made a child have that same feeling you had on that Christmas morning you walked out and saw a new bike under the tree for you, it will make this Christmas even more special.

Bikes & Trikes for Tikes, Inc. is 501c3 corporation and 100% of all donations go to buy bikes. High School kids are welcome (or any age) and may receive community service hours. Lunch will be provided, but you may bring your special "pot luck" dish if you'd like to share.

Thank you for your time and effort in spreading the word about this wonderful effort of your neighbors and friends, making a difference for a child this Christmas. God Bless and Merry Christmas.