Sunday, July 31, 2011

The House is on Fire!

And in danger of collapsing around our very ears; and few there are, who are dragging over hoses, much less trying to find a faucet to attach them too. In fact they seem incapable of even identifying sources of water from which to dip teacups to fling upon the flames.

Everyone is screaming, "Fire! Fire!", but, the reality is that almost half the occupants would rather the whole thing became nothing but ash, instead of working together to save their home.

As evidence of this, watch to see how many member of the Senate were even in their chairs listening to this impassioned, un-teleprompter assisted, plea from the new Senator from the Sunshine State.

Personally I think the floater should be washed down the gutter with the rest of the shit.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hi-dee-ho Neighbor

It's not that I don't have opinions about everything going on these days, it's just that I've come to opine that it may just be better to keep my head down.......
or at least stand behind the tomato vines.

Of course it might work better if instead of red I tried some camo clothing and face paint.

Or maybe keep the red and stick my arms out to scare the crows.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Straining @ gnats

Much being made of the verdict in a trial in Florida the last few days.

Personally I think the jury got it right. The prosecutions case was a Tower of Babel with a base built on sand.

Apparently........I was not there and, truth be told, didn't have a great deal of interest in the matter, except what little I did hear or read didn't seem to have a consistent element of exactly what the prosecution was saying the ultimate crime was.

The jury seemed to get the same feeling.

It is up to the government, whatever level you're dealing with to prove beyond a shadow of doubt their case. It they fail in that one area they do not meet the standard with which I'll wager every one of us would want met if it were us sitting behind the defense desk.

Too many talking heads invested way too much time and effort in what, after all, while heinous, is an all too often type of case in this country. They'll all probably get a huge bonus for getting people all over the world to watch their shows and through the increase in viewers and listeners, cause the advertising sales people in their organizations to be able to increase advertisers and revenue. Books, tv shows and movies will probably further increase sales...........
And after all, that's really what much of the furor is about.

I think that's something people really ought to remember. The only reason any program is on TV or Radio, or even newspapers, is to enable them to sale their product, which isn't the, it's the ability to tell potential advertisers, 'look how many people will see and hear your just sign here'.

There is a reason that statues of justice depict a woman blindfolded holding a balance scale.

Gonna be another hot one here in the south. Maybe a few showers later. Let's keep it real.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Theft Update

I guess it is probably policy of my bank to attempt to make whole it's customers who fall pray to identity theft......especially if they notify the bank before they open on the day it's first noticed. But it makes a guy feel special that everyone in the small branch of the local bank I deal with are all supportive and ready to do whatever they can to help.

Although it probably also helps that they see me at least one and sometime 5 days a week, always with a smile and friendly word to all and occasionally bringing by a surprise to show them or an offer to render service.

So far they have provisionally replaced the money in my account while they investigate.

Needless to say a new card and pass word will be arriving soon. You forget just how often you make use of the convenience after a while. I assure you I'll be checking out the POS devices first from now on.


I had my first ever acupuncture session late this afternoon. Hopefully to spark a break to the stalled improvement the medical massage therapist has been giving my neck and shoulders.

A bit weird at first, along with a little doubt about it's effectiveness..... I'm
now a tentative believer. Before the hour and a half session was over I was able to turn my head fully to the left and on the right side of neck and shoulders where pain was to rotate my head and neck farther than has been possible in many years.

All of this due to having needles placed in the back of the left hand and heel of left foot.

Hardly seems like the appropriate place when the pain is in neck and shoulders on the other side...........but, I'll not argue with success. Unless, of course, I wake up in the morning paralyzed from the neck down.

So........two good results of having the grandmother run into the back of the truck over a month ago. I found a great medical massage therapist, as opposed to just a massage for relaxation, and she referred me to an Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture doctor with an actual Doctorate instead of being simply certified by some school no one ever heard of and whose phone # has been disconnected.

Unfortunately, instead of being able to simply swipe my card I had to remember to carry my checkbook and write out the check.

How quickly we succumb to these modern conveniences.

You all have a wonderful Independence Day. Think about Liberty an all that goes with it.