Thursday, January 16, 2020

THE SOUNDS OF DC

The Hill is alive with impeachment fever
With sounds we've not heard since Bill Clinton's day
The news is ablaze with impeachment fever
The Dems want this guy to be gone they pray

The clues to his guilt and his crimes and his lies and such
Are more clear every hour
His friends and his team soon will turn their backs
As his story starts to sour

To get to the truth we must hope that our leaders
Can work hand in hand
And let freedom ring and bring real justice back to this land

We look to the Hill cause our hearts are heavy
With doubt and with fear of what's now in store
But with faith and hard work and an honest trial now
We will be great once more!


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NOT JUST OKLAHOMA!


It ain’t so much a question of not knowing who will win
Dems got more votes in ’16 but still lost!
And when they put that jackass in the White House what a sin
All semblance of Democracy he tossed!!

We know we mustn’t reelect this turd
Cause truth is what most voters haven’t heard!

We’re just a country on the brink
Of starting a new World War
Let’s hope the people finally think
Just what Democracy’s for

When the president’s a total fool
And foreign leaders know this to be true
He becomes their bitch and useful tool
To fix this we must turn the country BLUE

Cause we’re a country on the brink
Of starting a new World War
Let’s hope the people finally think
Just what Democracy’s for

Whatcha gonna do
When the guy commits treason
For no apparent reason
Watcha gonna do

S’posin that he says
That it’s all just fake news
And you can’t believe the news or your eyes
Whatcha gonna do when he spews that crap?
Kiss him goodbye!

Though all the facts we hear are true
Too many still like the guy
No matter how we all try
We gotta change or we’ll fry
We must vote BLUE!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

DON'T LET MANKIND CAVE!


In the beginning, no not that beginning, the beginning of homo sapien man's history on Earth believed to be around 500,000 years ago, when we were still living, or rather cowering in caves.

We survived by using our advanced, for the time, brains and intelligence.

We were cunning.
We had to be because we were not stronger than most of the animals in our surroundings and certainly not faster than the predators of the time.

We were not more deserving of life than any of the other creatures on Earth and so we both respected and feared them and learned to live with them.

Eventually we even conquered our environment.
We did this by using the resources we found around us and by inventing ways to bend nature to our will.

But the main reason we survived was our ability to work as a team and not by an 'every man for himself' mentality!

Our individual skills were discovered and utilized for the good of all.
Some were 'hunters', others 'gatherers' and the community thrived.

Community is still important and works somewhat unnoticed behind the scenes.
How many of us weave our own clothing?
Who among us can say we built the car in which we get around?
And can any individual boast he or she paved the road upon which we drive?

These skills and so many others have become normal, expected.
The loss of any of them casues much distress and even anger.

Scientists and engineers live by a simple rule: Necessity is the mother of invention.

But that's nothing new.
It started half a million years ago in the caves of winter when the cold threatened our very existence.

No one can say who invented fire or rather how it was found and tamed but it happened.
And suddenly that knowledge spread like a wondrous virus and all mankind was aware of the life saving tool.

The dissemination of knowledge kept and keeps the human race alive!

But imagine if suddenly we lost the ability to invent or the desire to seek out solutions necessary to our very survival.
Imagine becoming that complacent!

Could we live long and prosper in a world where science and fact were no longer revered but rater shunned?

How long would we stay at the top end of the food chain if we reverted to the 'every man for himself' mentality?

In the Spring of 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay became the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Did they set up shop and deny others entry?
Of course not!

Reaching the pinnacle of any endeavor is to be celebrated by all but not held as a personal trophy or private club of one.

Too many have reached their own personal best by employing the labors of others then refusing to acknowledge their input.
They hold onto the bulk of the profits produced by the workers' labors as if they had nothing to do with the success of the venture.

In 1914 Henry Ford paid his workers the unthinkable amount of $5 per day, way over the going rate, claiming that he wanted them to be able to afford a Ford!
Sales of the Model T and others soared.

A few years ago it was reported that the World's wealthiest family and owners of Wal*Mart paid their workers just enough so that they could only afford to shop at Wal*Mart.
While that has since changed it only did so as a result of the public shaming and protests.

Of course the founder of a company or inventor of a 'better mousetrap' should be lauded and allowed to retain the 'lion's share' of the profts generated by his or her endeavor but not to the point of a predatory practice of below poverty wages for their workers.

It is in our nature to push the envelope, to try to do the unthinkable or previously impossible.
Once we attain the summit, we must welcome others, for that is how humanity moves ahead.

This idea was famously voiced in 1675 by Sir Isaac Newton.
After receiving praise for his discovery and explanation of the force of gravity he humbly said, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

A rising tide is said to lift all boats, not just luxury yachts!
We must not lose sight of reality lest we fail to see the forest for the trees! And protecting both the tress and the forest should always be a priority.

But now the shoulders we once stood upon are forgotten.
Facts no longer matter or are belittled as fake!
Fire, once our savior, has become the harbinger of doom in many places.

Our planet is warming at an alarming pace and, like the fabled Nero of Rome, we sit idly by and watch it happen.
We heatedly debate its cause while ignoring the steps we could be taking to stem the tide.

What will it take for our leaders to understand the life-threatening nature of the problem and act before it's too late?
Or is it already too late?

For the sake of mankind, the World must join together and take control of our environment back from the captains of industry who seem only to care about their own personal wealth.

But in case they fail, where are those caves again?

Thursday, December 26, 2019

'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS

Twas the night after Christmas and in all the towns
People were walking with quite pronounced frowns
You’d think that by now they all would just learn
But alas they were carrying gifts to return

Through cold and through damp
And through snow they would tramp
To follow the signs 
And to wait on long lines

The joy of the holiday seemed but a memory
Of earlier times when they laughed and were merry
But driving to malls in the harsh light of day
Fighting traffic and crowds had wiped all that away

When, pray tell when, would the happy be back
And fill their sad lives with the joy they now lack
Then one at a time as they all seemed to grieve
They realized that next week would bring New Year’s Eve

And a time to forget all the crap of the past
And toss out the garbage and bad thoughts at last
The new year would bring them all fortune and fame
The slate was wiped clean as they start a new game

The future was finally filled with great joy
For every mom, dad, little girl, little boy
Their faces turned bright and their lives lost all fear
And they wished all their friends A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON LIFE

Why is it called “Take Out?”
That puts it in the perspective of the restaurant.
But if I am the one paying for the food to eat shouldn’t it be called “Take In?

When we go to the barber or stylist why don’t we say hair??
You want IT cut?
How should I style IT?
How short do you want IT?
IT looks good. (THEY look good?)
You take off your hat or hood and say it was really humid today. I couldn’t do a thing with it.
No wonder your hair falls out too soon.
How would you like to be referred to as IT all your life?

When a drug commercial spends more time on the scary awful side effects it must immediately be taken off the air. And if one of the side effects noted on that drug commercial is death they’ve lost me. I no longer care what it’s trying to cure!

If police officers are public servants, why do they get mad when I ask them to get me a soda?

I have taken advantage of every cost saving plan the phone company has offered me for 40 years. So how come my bill is now 10 times higher than it was back then?

Medical thought: When one needs to have a colonoscopy, one is required to ‘do the prep’ prior to the procedure. Don’t do the prep and they will not do the procedure! They go hand in hand, sorry. BUT the prep is not covered under any medical insurance coverage. Instead it is placed separately under a drug plan which will naturally NOT cover it! WHY?

If I win a $100 million lottery how come I only get $40 million? $40 million is great and if I won that much, I’d be thrilled so why not just call it a $40 million lottery instead of rubbing the fact that gov’t gets more than I do? And they didn’t even buy the damn ticket in the first place!!!

Why do I have to tell my doctor if I’ve been to a region where fungal disease or parasites exist or if I’m pregnant? He’s the one getting the co-pay, co-insurance, reimbursement from Medicare and supplemental plans. All I’m getting is a damn needle and the bill!

I’ve owned 10 cars and not one of them ever got anywhere near the gas mileage I was promised.

When weathermen/women tell you the temperature, (It’s 38 degrees) they also tell you what it feels like (but it feels like 24.)
Well if it feels like 24, THEN IT IS 24!
(Where are my gloves?)

And speaking of the weather, what’s up with the percentages of precipitation? Instead of saying there’s a 50% chance of rain why not just say, I’ve got no freaking idea about precip today!

After the last 3 or so years can we finally admit the news is permanently broken?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST STATES

Note:
RED vs BLUE

Washington 
 

 
-    1

New Hampshire

-    2

Minnesota

-    3

Utah

-    4

Vermont

-    5

Maryland

-    6

Virginia

-    7

Massachusetts

-    8

Nebraska
 
-    9

Colorado

-  10

Wisconsin

-   11

New Jersey

-   12

Florida

-   13

Iowa
 
-   14

North Dakota
  
-   15

Idaho

-   16

Georgia
 
-   17

North Carolina

-   18

California

-   19

South Dakota

-   20

Connecticut
 
-   21

Kansas

-   22

Delaware

-   23

Hawaii

-   24

New York

-   25

Rhode Island

-   26

Oregon

-   27

Missouri

-   28

Montana

-   29

Tennessee

-   30

Wyoming

-    31

Maine

-   32

Michigan

-   33

Arizona

-   34

Illinois

-   35

Indiana

-   36

Nevada

-   37

Texas

-   38

Ohio

-   39

Kentucky

-   40

Pennsylvania

-   41

South Carolina

-   42

Oklahoma

-   43

Alaska

-   44

Arkansas

-   45

New Mexico

-   46

West Virginia

-   47

Mississippi

-   48

Alabama

-   49

Louisiana

-   50

TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC BUT:

ADD RED   # S &
ADD BLUE # S

AS IN GOLF
LOW SCORE WINS:

RED    - 701
BLUE  - 574

LINK TO ORIGINAL REPORT