Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Parental Life Lesson: Turn Off The Lights !
I see the younger voting generation as that group of one-time teens who were constantly reminded to turn off the lights when leaving a room. They seemed to be so exasperated by the insignificance of it all. That is, until they moved out on their own and learned that there is a cost involved with electricity.
While ignorance is bliss, a little bit of knowledge can be very dangerous. The voting youth and the hard of understanding did not see the writing on the wall when they elected, then reelected Obama. They applauded his new health care vision and failed to read or understand its provisions. They just didn't understand the reason for turning out the lights when leaving a room.
Well, the proverbial electric bill has arrived in the form of Obamacare. The voting youth of America along with the labor unions who proverbially kissed Obama's ass at every opportunity are beginning to see the light.
Young healthy voters are seeing huge premiums while the older generation sees practically no premium increase. Labor unions can't afford to pay for health care coverage for its members. Yes, my young friends, the electric bill has arrived and it's a big one.
This is why basic schooling takes 12 years and college takes an additional 4 years. Even then, without intelligence and a large spoonful of life's lessons passed down by one's parents, the twenties are still part of the learning years. Alas, some people never learn.
Young people are a valuable asset when properly prepared, but a liability when they are not. One soon learns that neither the world nor anything else, changes overnight. Slow and steady is usually the best plan.
Obamacare is the national law and Americans are legally bound to adhere to its rules and regulations. But the deceitful and clandestine way it was enacted into law left many Americans feeling hoodwinked.
So, who is to blame for its passage? The answer is the politicians who were elected to represent the people and therein lies the problem (no pun intended).
Beginning with the current president and others of his ilk and way of thinking, political candidates tell the people exactly what they want to hear. The fact that they knowingly have no intention of acting on their promises doesn't seem to bother them.
This will never change until politicians are held accountable for their campaign promises and a better remedy provided by law to remove these people when they fail to act. Unless this happens, America will be run by high tech, me-first groups of people who rely on the uneducated voters of America.
It's time to wake up and smell the proverbial roses. The liberal media and the Hollywood types are setting a trend tantamount to brain washing the younger voters. It's a simple proposition when you think about it. Just remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room so that you are not overwhelmed when your electric bill arrives.
The News As I See It: We've got the government shut down, but the beginning of Obamacare. You know what that means? You can now complain to your doctor about the government making you sick. I'm not worried about a government shutdown, I'm worried abut it starting back up. Think about it, for the first time in years it’s safe to talk on the phone and send emails without anybody listening in.
The shutdown has caused almost a million non-essential government employees to be furloughed. Isn't that the problem, that there's that many non-essential employees?
Sunday night we got to see how "Breaking Bad" ended and Monday night we get to see how the federal government ended. This whole government shutdown thing came down to who blinked first. It wasn't be Nancy Pelosi. I know that for sure because she hasn't blinked since the last shutdown.
The government has shut down, so it's business as usual. Actually, I thought they were already shut down. Nothing has changed except that nonessential White House employees will be sent home without pay — so more bad news for Joe Biden.
Americans don't really care about the shutdown. The last time Americans cared about anything was when they shut down the Twinkie factory.
The shut down will affect some national parks and museums. They're going to close the Smithsonian and the National Air and Space Museum. I'm told that they're even closing the Hillary Clinton Pantsuit Museum.
Diplomats from around the world have been spotted at strip clubs all over New York City while they are in town for the U.N. General Assembly. Things got pretty weird when the diplomat from Iran tried paying for his lap dance with goats.
China is building an $8 billion movie studio to compete with Hollywood. They started by releasing American movies and renaming them. For example, they're releasing "The Lone Ranger" and they're renaming it "He Who Rides Horse in Bad Movie."
This Date In History: 1919; President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed. 1944; The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground. 1950; The "Peanuts" comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers.
1958; Guinea proclaimed its independence from France. 1967; Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 1998; Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels baseball team, died at age 91.
Picture Of The Day: I'm unsure as to the location of today's picture, but my guess would be the Greek Isles. You gotta love that sea cave.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Don't think you're immune. We're all just a whim away from singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Yes, a whim away...a whim away...a whim away. 2) Your baby has no idea that you threw him a 1st birthday party. All you did was inconvenience your friends. 3) I'm selling my Golden Retriever. I've had him for 9 months and he has yet to retrieve any gold. I should have bought a metal detector. 4) Don't be afraid of the government shutdown, liquor stores are run by the states. 5) Canadian whiskey is just whiskey that apologizes for your hangover in the morning.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Libra - October 2nd: You may hear a voice in your ear saying that you are here for a purpose. Don't pay any attention to the voice, they meant to say porpoise. That is, unless you're from New York or New Jersey, in which case, take heed.
Birthdays: Nat Turner civil rights leader 1800, Mohandas Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader 1869, Wallace Stevens poet 1879, Groucho Marx comedian 1890, Graham Greene novelist and playwright 1904, Donna Karan fashion designer 1948, Sting musician 1951.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: There was a bit of confusion at the local Walmart store. A man was ready to pay for his purchase of a box of shotgun shells when the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me." Making a mental note to complain to the manager about the anti-gun people running amok, he did just as she had instructed.
When her hysterical shrieking finally subsided, he found out that she was referring to his credit card. He has been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. They really need to make their instructions for seniors a little clearer!
An elderly man was stopped by the police around 2 AM and was asked where he was going at that time of night.
The man replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."
The officer then asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replied, "That would be my wife."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: An old man was eating in a truck stop when three bikers walked in. The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man's pie and then took a seat at the counter.
The second walked up to the old man, spit into the old man's milk and then he took a seat at the counter. The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man's plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.
Without a word of protest, the old man quietly left the diner. Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress, "Humph, not much of a man, was he?"
The waitress replied, "Not much of a truck driver either. He just backed his truck over three motorcycles."
A teacher told her young class to ask their parents for a family story with a moral at the end of it, and to return the next day to tell their stories. In the classroom the next day, Joe gave his example first, "My dad is a farmer and we have chickens. One day we were taking lots of eggs to market in a basket on the front seat of the truck when we hit a big bump in the road, the basket fell off the seat and all the eggs broke. The moral of the story is not to put all your eggs in one basket." The teacher said, "Very good, Joe."
Next, Mary said, "We are farmers too. We had twenty eggs waiting to hatch, but when they did we only got ten chicks. The moral of this story is not to count your chickens before they're hatched." The teacher, very pleased with the response so far said, "That's good too, Mary."
Next it was Barney's turn to tell his story. He said, "My dad told me this story about my Aunt Karen. She was a flight engineer in the war and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a bottle of whisky, a machine gun and a machete." The teacher, intrigued, said "Go on."
Barney continued, "Aunt Karen drank the whisky on the way down to prepare herself, then she landed right in the middle of a hundred enemy soldiers. She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of bullets. Then she killed twenty more with the machete till the blade broke and then she killed the last ten with her bare hands."
The teacher exclaimed, "Good heavens, what did your father say was the moral of that frightening story?" Little Barney replied, "Stay away from Aunt Karen when she's been drinking."
That's it for today, my little peanut clusters. Remember, "Latte" is Latin for "You paid too much for that coffee." I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
More on Friday.
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