My Latest Prediction. Want to Bet?

A year ago I posted the above  cartoon about the Gulf oil spill. I predicted that BP would solve the problem sooner than the government would do anything to stop the spill of money they borrow. Well, I’m here to tell you, the government hasn’t stopped the borrowing, and the oil leak is fixed. When I drew the cartoon the debt was 13 trillion dollars, now it is 14 trillion. They can spend money faster than I can draw cartoons.

My latest prediction is that the 172 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf will break down into its natural organic components before the government balances its budget, eliminates the deficit, and begins to live within its means.

Wind Farms and Ecology

The Gulf oil spill is a disaster. There is no argument that birds, and sea life is dying or about to die in the pockets of crude oil floating around. There is little doubt that the oil will spread around the entire world, thereby, affecting the global community. We will rush to create new, more ecologically safe, forms of energy. What will they be? I drove across country this winter and saw a huge influx of wind farms. They are ugly, but a cleaner form of energy than oil. As I mentioned in my post of 7 June 2010 if it comes to a choice between my loves, and an ugly wind farm, the wind farm will win every time.

Even a wind farm has an ecological downside. They are noisy, and they have killed birds. Those who defend wind farms will argue that they kill fewer birds per year than house cats do. Therefore, the wind farm bird kill is insignificant. Will it still be insignificant when windmills densely populate the country stirring the air with those monstrously huge fan blades? At this time, the number of windmills is still small, but I can tell you from my personal observation that in the past three years the number has increased exponentially. How long will it be before this clean form of energy is the new demon?

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.