Wanna Bet?

My bet is that BP will fix the leak, and clean up the spill completely before anyone moves an inch toward fixing the national debt.  Who do you have confidence in?

Approval Required?

Yep, he is in charge. It is his problem. He and his administration have been on it since day one. I don’t buy it at all. If he has been on it since day one, then why are the people of Louisiana begging for him to approve a measure that might prevent the ugly oil to breach their pristine beaches and estuaries?

“We want to make sure that what we are doing is the right thing,” he responds. We don’t want to throw money at a problem that doesn’t work.

In my fifty plus years on the job, if we had a plausible solution to a problem we tried it. Sometimes it cost a fortune, at other times it cost zip.  The cost usually didn’t mean squat if we were unable to ship product and our customers were waiting. The management gurus all preach “don’t be afraid to fail. Or, if you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough.”  The trick is to develop a record that has better than a 50% success rate. If you do that you are trying and succeeding.

Because POTUS lacks any real job experience, he doesn’t have a sense of urgency when it comes to solving real problems. His focus is directed toward creating a new “World Order.” One in which “we the people will be slaves” to the third world nations that are still trying to learn how to read.

When the Pilgrims landed on the shores of North America, they had very little in the way of resources. They did have brain power. Using their brains, and energy, they built a country called the United States of America. Historians will claim that they built the country on the backs of black slaves brought here to work against their will. That did happen, but I believe the USA would have happened even if slavery never existed.

City Farm

 

    I want this post to bring nostalgia to old timers, and to serve as a primer for young people. The current recession is not letting up. There are signs of economic recovery, but the news from Europe is not very good. The result may be another recession even deeper than the one we have now. The story below is from my childhood. My parents lived through the Great Depression. They knew how to survive. I was born at the end of the depression. My parents lived as though tomorrow would bring another depression. It took seventy-one years to happen, but it has finally arrived. We are on the edge of another Great Depression.

     We lived in a small two-story frame house situated on a 25 ft. wide lot in Chicago.  The house had a porch with steps leading to the city sidewalk.  Between the porch and the side walk there was room for a strip of flowers and a patch of grass.  The parkway had grass and occasionally a tree

     The space between our house and the neighbor’s was a gangway just wide enough to walk through. The back yard is what I want to describe in detail because it saved my family from starving. Immediately behind the house, dad had a postage stamp size lawn bordered on two sides by a flowerbed.  The third side was the sidewalk leading back to the alley; and the fourth side was the house. 

            At the end of the lot, dad built a one-car garage built directly on the ground.  He added a chicken coop to the side with a fenced open space for the birds.

            The plot of ground in between the garage-chicken-coop complex and the flowers along the edge of the lawn was mom’s veggie garden.  The lot was 120 feet long.  In that precious space, mom and dad managed to have a front lawn and flowerbed, a three-bedroom house, a back lawn and flowerbed, a vegetable garden, a chicken ranch and a garage.

            Mom had most of what she needed to feed the family growing right in the backyard.   She planted tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, corn, carrots, parsley, beans, peas, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini and more.  What we could not use immediately, she preserved by canning (no freezers).  The chickens provided us with eggs and meat for Sunday dinners. When we did not have chickens, she switched to raising pigeons, and even rabbits.

    When mom could not grow enough in our backyard, she found an empty lot a block away and started another garden.

     Are you ready to begin farming the backyard to feed your family, or are you going to line up to get food stamps?

Leaky Walls

     I hope that world leaders know the value of time management, and the use of priorities to get things done.  Our world leader seems to need some instruction in the system. Here we are, faced with a situation on the southern border, a huge threat to national security, versus another one on the north that is friendly and relatively secure. The southern population is desperate to enter the USA, the northern population is happy to stay put.  Which direction would you go to fix the problem, north or south?

     You are right; the natural solution is to secure the border in the north. Why is that? Perhaps it is because you will encounter fewer people obstructing the way during construction.

     Read the news release in this link to see how the Department of Homeland Security is spending our tax dollars to not-fix the illegal immigration problem.

Do Walls Really Work?

It seems to me that China wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t for our disgraced President Nixon. It was he, who opened the door to the east and allowed the USA to export its entire manufacturing base to that country. Now, we have a President that apologizes for a heroic state that chooses to enforce our federal laws. Yep, we are a nation of laws alright.

I challenge Obama to look at China’s record of keeping people  out of China. They know that walls work. A five thousand-year history should be proof enough.

Had Obama spent his trillion-dollar stimulus money on a fence across the south and north borders, the economy would be booming and the illegal immigration problem would be under control.

I agree with Forrest Gump; “Stupid is as stupid does.

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