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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

America: Snap Out Of It!!

America, you need to snap out of it! China is buying us, OPEC’s bleeding us to death, while the Liberals do little but complain about “profit margins” of oil companies that are dwarfed by Hollywood moguls and software companies. I would remind you that penalizing legitimate profits in America is a little like penalizing fog in London. So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, we are on the wrong path.

The rest of the non-Western world may hate us, not because we’re losers, but because we’re winners. And in the most unholy of alliances radical Islam--which leads by religious doctrine-- and hates us most of all, has teamed up with secular America to destroy the United States.

No America, none of this will be changed by the three Amigos currently fighting to be the leader of the free world. There is not a Washington, Lincoln, Franklin or Reagan among them. In fact, I don’t even see a Hope, Crosby or Lewis. What I see, so far, is a W.C. Fields, for sure a Laverne and at least one Fonzi. And these jokers are not exactly a prescription for what ails us.

It is a sad state when our nation lacks a Commander necessary to lead us out of our quandary. We are the most prosperous, creative, innovative country on the planet, but we have lulled ourselves into the belief that our prosperity is inevitable. Memo to America: It is NOT.

So effective has the Left been in demonizing our security strategies, while starving our energy demands, they will eventually be able to take credit for our downfall.

Folks, in the absence of an extraordinary leader we are consigned to depend on another terrorist strike against us, to lead us out of our myopic lethargy.
For only when we are faced with another, and inevitable, assault will our sense of self preservation trump the lunacy of the uber-Left and allow us to focus on the qualities that made this country great. Until then, we can only be amused by the hijinks of our Congress, which is more fodder for Saturday Nite Live, than any serious representation of the people.

But hey, I could be wrong…. The Dumbplumber

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Identical differences

Has anyone but me noticed the identical differences of the two Democrat candidates for president? No, not Liberal or Conservative, all three current candidates are Liberals, but only two are Democrats. I mean the character, quality and history of the two Democrats left standing, Hillary and Barack.

Hillary seems to have the qualities that Barack needs, while Barack has qualities and personal resources Hillary desperately needs. This is one of those moments where the sum of the parts is less than they would be whole.

For instance the most apparent issue is Barack’s charisma. He has it, she doesn’t. Baggage, she has it like O‘Hare Airport, while his tender years have limited his gaffes to youthful indiscretions, poor choices of friends and a painful inattention to political history, geography and world affairs. Faking sincerity, he has mastered it, she is still practicing.

But it goes deeper. She has the experience of eight years in the White House and another term plus as a New York Senator, while he has been busy as a rising star in local and state politics in Illinois and a very short stint as U.S. Senator.

Barack has mastered the “Rock Star” version of Cool, where he says a lot of nothing in more words than most, but sounding so smooth, while Hillary, shackled with her record of obnoxious, abusive and condescending behavior, is busy reinventing her image.

He is swooning to throngs about hope and change, who are tired of the Washington Merry-G0-Round. She is cackling at staged rallies, to those who have no intention of voting for a black man and are ignoring that 50% of America absolutely would not vote for her, under any circumstances.

The only thing worse than millions of democrats crossing party lines to vote for McCain, if their candidate is not the nominee, is if Barack and Hillary ever get together on the same ticket, where all their identical differences will be there for all to see.

But hey, I could be wrong. The Dumbplumber

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Houston, China Has a Problem

There is about to be more bad news for China, since their recent 7.9 earthquake…the recovery and reconstruction.

If China depends upon its own hand and power tools, building products, construction, electronic and safety equipment, medicines, pet foods and veterinary supplies, its going to be a very long summer for Szechwan.

We already know how your construction techniques work. Now you get to see what we think of your manufactured goods. Now you can put all those rake, hoe and shovel handles-- that won’t stay in the working end of the tools--where we think they will do the most good.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Out of Touch America

I laugh out loud each morning when I hear, from one of the T.V. talking heads, that the cost of a gallon of gas has ratcheted up another nickel to $3.61 per gallon, which is read under the cacophony of nature-Nazis demanding more fuel mileage from our new vehicles, more car pooling, more mass transit, more, more, more. Meanwhile the Democratic controlled congress call for more hearings on the outrageous profits of the oil companies. Yeah, like any oil company has a say in it.

Well, if you’re like me, the $3.61 per gallon price left our station a long time ago and is not likely to be seen again any time soon. We are now well over $4.00 per gallon with no end in sight. So the $3.61 is not just old news, but merely a fond memory. And we, here in the hinterland, are so out of round with the rest of the nation that when our “gas tax holiday” arrives, our gas will still be over four bucks a gallon.

So while the rest of the country is whining over the cost of gas, at their local Seven Eleven, we here in rural America are hit with the double whammy of higher gas and the long drive for basic needs. For instance, if I insist on button front fly Levi work jeans, I have the privilege of driving 150 miles for the pants. Likewise for my work boots, generic prescriptions, bulk foods, major appliances or any electronics I want to use before its useful life and warranty expires, while packed around in a UPS truck. In fact, a very rural hot-rodder recently told me the other day that his best friend was the Fed Ex guy.

As for those CAFÉ standards, they clearly have little meaning up here, as over 50 per cent of our local traffic is commercial and light duty trucks designed to carry heavy loads of building materials, equipment, ranch supplies or livestock. I can’t wait to see someone up here carting around a unit of lumber, four horses, a prize bull or six barrels of diesel behind a Honda Civic. Ain’t gonna happen.

So while urban America whines about spending their latte funds on gas for their monster 4X4 SUV, which will never see dirt or snow, we silently go about our business of seeing that they get their food, energy and building materials, so that they can continue working on denying our ability to do so.