Why are we using government money to pay for security screening at airports? Let the airlines pay for that. If I invite you into my car for a ride and something horrible happens, I am responsible. Give me money to transport you and the culpability for any deaths increases. Just sayin'.
Many years ago, 1975 to be correct I met a man who lived across the alley from me in Taos, NM and spent many a day talking with him and discussing life's trivial's and just today I walk into a Mexican restaurant in Williston,Vt. and I see a poster or print, I am not sure, of his hanging over the fryolator and ask the owner why they would subject a piece of art to such cruel duty and be just a point of interest and he tells me that he bought it at a local frame shop and just hung it up because it looked good. It reveals to me how quick someone's specter in society fades. Here is a man who drew some beautiful prints and it ends up as a point of interest over a fryolator in an abscure Mexican food joint in a state 1600 miles from his home. Did not know him well, but knew him back then in the day and spent many an afternoon drinking brandy and beer at his casa just across the alley in Taos from Mike O'Conner's house, another friend of mine.
$45.4 Billion Spent on Pets: Where’s The Money Going?
Pet loving consumers have ensured that the pet industry’s projected sales of $45.4 Billion in 2009 have not been slashed by the Bear market. According to the American Pet Product Association, there is hardly a scratch to be seen in spending on pets as all 5 categories have increased over 2008 numbers. While high-end specialty stores will see profits decline, there are gains in spending on quality foods, beds, and leashes. Value for money is what the public will be looking for in 2009/2010.
TORRINGTON — City programs that serve the city’s homeless population will be the beneficiary of nearly $400,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Torrington Housing Authority will receive two grants totaling $229,680, while the Torrington Community Housing Corporation will receive $95,735. The state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will also direct $73,080 toward fighting homelessness in the city.
HUD allocated a total of $28.8 million in grants to Connecticut, which will be spread to 129 homeless assistance programs across the state. A total of $1.4 billion in grants will be distributed nationwide
I really want to thank this guy for setting the hook that still resides in my throat and keeps my interest in doing this. I do not know how he found me and I feel lucky he did because I had no idea how big the blogisphere was when I wrote those first words and damn some guy from Colorado took the time to hit some keystrokes to give my words credence. Thanks One Fly, Have a Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and thanks for finding me that day 53 weeks ago.
One Fly said...
There was time when all this stuff was done by dealers as part of the process of selling used cars at least where I grew up. I drive well taken care of used cars with records. The past four have been Subys. It's a long story but I drive these things very cheaply- the last was .03 per mile.
Oh please MR. whoever in owned our corporate owned media world for sheltering the truth of what actually happens when you drink and drive. It's all about the PSA's with some policeman puffing out their chest on the teevee and "telling" us what they will do to Americans who drink and drive. Look at how we are protecting you is their message.
How about approaching it from a different angle and show the truth of what happens and let "us" decide. Oh No can't let that happen because then we loose some of our power over you asshat drivers who without our ability to "tell" you how fast to drive, not drive drunk, with bald tires etc. would kill yourselves at rates associated with nuclear bombing sites. We would also loose some of our power over you and go back to the days when policemen and policewomen were about protect and serve and that is so boring. They enjoy the power angle, only human nature.
Now look at these 2 ads and tell which one does better job of convincing you to not drink and drive.
The TAC in Australia put this together and it is compiled from all of their ads over the years. Seeing as the holiday season is upon us and you know how it is with the libations. If this saves one life I'll be happy.
Just wathced the president's speech and went to Fox, MSNBC, and a few others and they were all picking apart the speech and pointing out this and that they disagreed with and I am one who is sick and fucking tired of everyone picking and choosing their values on a daily basis so that they can feel better about themselves.
I voted for Barack and I own my vote. He is presented with a set of facts with which he makes decisions every day and most of the facts are unknown to you and I. I trusted him to do what he believes is right. He does not have the luxury of twisting in the wind and governing based on public opinion swayed by the media's penchant for ad dollars.
Christ almighty, grow up and own your vote.
I don't like alot of what he has been doing but I believe that there is reason he is doing what he is doing.
I always like to say to naysayer's...
I like the plan you put forth better.
STFU and read a good book!
All of this bloviating and hand wringing and posting this and that does nothing but assuage your own inability to accept your vote and own it.
I knew that when I pulled that lever and voted, I was giving him 4 years to decide what is best for our country and until his time is up and I need to decide on who is next, I am going to believe.