Thursday, April 30, 2009
This one is not funny but actually a little disturbing. Obama has yet another fainter in his audience. The thing that bothers me more in this video is the very last bit when he says the word change; the audience goes wild. Why? Was he the inventor of the word? Was he the first one to use it as a slogan? The first to use it at all? Didn't Hitler use change as a slogan for his campaign? And Castro? And Bill Clinton? Hmmm...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I figure I could take my time driving to NC and do some serious sight seeing on the way. There's so many places I haven't been-- I don't know what a prairie looks like. Or plains. And hills for that matter (mountains are different apparently). I've never seen land so flat that you can see the city that is about 25 miles away but it looks about 5 miles away. Most of all, I've never had a warm Christmas. Or a fairly dry winter. Sunny spring? Fugetaboutit. I don't know it's like not to live on the coast or have a giant body of water less than 10 minutes away.
I think it could be quite an experience.
(1) money. I have a great savings but I'd hate to spend money on such play especially in such hard economic times. How could I cut costs along the way? Maybe camp, sleep in the car, couch surf, use friend/family resources, etc. Also, jobs are scarce at my destination and I'd like to work at least a little if I'm going to stay with Arley for an extended period of time.
(2) college. I'm not getting any younger and college is not getting any cheaper. I have no idea what I want to study (still) so I am using that as an excuse for the further delay.
(3) safety. Of course I'd love to bring at least one gun with me but all states have different rules regarding carry. Some states allow guns in the car that are in a case and not loaded. Some allow loaded guns in the car but still must be in a case. What good does an unloaded gun do me? Then of course I have to be concerned about my stuff being stolen on the way... like my car loaded with all my crap.
(4) health. I wont have healthcare and I'll be unemployed so injury could be more serious on the road than at home. Not to mention mental health-- will I be okay without my friends and family?
Although I have a few others, those are my main concerns. The upside is that I'll be able to see Arley, the country, and possibly a great place for future residence. I love Washington and everything but do you ever feel like you just want to escape? I get real tired of seeing people I used to know. And liberals.
And that's my debate and dilemma. Should I go? Not? How do I know what is the right thing to do? At least I have some time to think about it.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Apparently this has been forgotten about.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my disdain for those rotten people of Seattle who lead the way of anti-Americanism in favor of pro-everybody-else-especially-those-who-hate-us-because-they-are-just-misunderstood-and-need-a-hug-from-Obama. It's sad that the people of Sri Lanka have to suffer but I hate to break it to you but... we do not live in a Utopian world. Nor will we ever.
Ugh, I'm so disgusted. Read the article, I'm done ranting here.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Earth Day Sucks
There I said it. Note I didn't say the Earth sucks. I like living here. But "Earth Day" strikes me as a holiday for left wing politics, nothing more. Okay, maybe there's a dose of pagan Earth worship involved for some, but I think most of it is leftist politics. And it tends to lead to apocalyptic scenarios that scare children. I say Halloween is enough for that.
It's funny that when Christians bring up the "War on Christmas"--the effort to secularize all things Christmas--there seems to be an increasing attempt at making Earth Day more pure... and demanding that purity from others.
Sorry Earth Day, I'll continue to honor Creation every time I see the sun set, and every time I see the Olympics tower over the horizon like some kind of mythical wall. I'll revere the wild as I hike through the forests hunting, becoming a part of nature and learning anew the value of what I eat. I'll continue to look down from atop the peaks of mountains across the northwest and marvel at how the valleys below look so painfully beautiful it seems as though they must have been directly carved by the hands of a loving God. And I won't forget that man is a part of that creation.
And when it comes to man, it's the free market system that has made our lives easier, freer, cleaner, healthier, and more creative. And I don't think Earth Day does a thing to honor that.
Celebrate "Earth Day" tonight with a free movie appropriately warning of the dangers of blind environmentalism. The information on how to go is below the trailer to the movie.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This was an incredibly respectful event. How can the leftists think that we are the rabid extremists? Last time I checked, it's always the lefty events that have crime and disruption. I'm reading the book Slouching Towards Gomorrah and just finished chapter two about the incredibly violent protests of the 60s.
Anyway, we chanted "USA!" and whooped, hollered and booed but no one started fights, started fires, turned cars, spit on opposing sides, or littered. The cops actually looked a little bored.
Right after the event was declared finished, the YR gang went up stage to sing the National Anthem... and to show off my sign of course :)
My sign :)
Stephanie and me posing with THE most popular sign at the event.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Pearl handle with chrome finish, full auto. Nice.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Anyway, I still love that store and often shop there. Not only does the store closing make me sad but the fact that it's another 1600 jobs lost according to www.q13fox.com. What I mean is, this is hitting home now and I'm worried. What will happen to me? My dad is already laid off and it's only a matter of time before my mom loses her job and my brother can't even get a job.
I suppose if SHTF I could go hippie and live of the "fatta the land."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Researchers claim food also speeds up the metabolism helping the body get rid of the booze more quickly.
Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University's Centre for Life said: "Food doesn't soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better.
Friday, April 3, 2009
If not, I'm going to Texas.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My dad received an email from a gun company saying the the ban on fully automatic guns has been lifted but was unable to find any more information on said lifted ban. He thinks it's an April Fools day joke.
I hate this day.