Archives For September 2013

ID-10032685How Much Do Americans Really Work

All of my life I have observed in wonderment, the number of Holidays we celebrate every year. These holidays are a blight on our productivity, to say the least. At a time when our economy is in the doldrums I believe that we should reconsider whether we really need these holidays, in the light of the fact that they have such a profound affect on our productivity.

We begin our year on Jan. with New Year’s Day. Of course on New Year’s Day no one gets anything done at all because we are either nursing a hang over or unable to reach anyone because they are nursing a hang over. And the day after New Year’s Day is spent talking about what we did over the holiday so nothing gets done then either. That’s two unproductive days.

Then on Jan, 20th we celebrate Martin Luther King day and no matter what day of the week it falls on at least three days are spent on various activities that produce nothing that we can call either profitable or productive. Then the third Monday of Feb. is Presidents’ Day. Now, everybody knows that when a holiday falls on a Monday we all leave work early on Friday and spend the following Tuesday recovering from and talking about what we did over that weekend and nothing gets done for four and a half days. The same goes for the last Mon. in May, Memorial Day. That’s another four and a half days of unproductive days and on and on it goes.

With July 4th Independence Day, the second Monday in October, Columbus Day, November 11, Veterans Day, the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving day, Christmas on Dec. twenty fifth and New Year’s eve on the 31st. there aren’t that many work days left, in the year. Then we have eighty-four weekend days and then, of course there’s that two week vacation that everyone feels entitled to, to rest up from all the celebrating they have been doing throughout the year. Plus seven days of sick days and personal time. If you add all this up and subtract it from a three hundred and sixty-five day year, it leaves us with only two hundred and twenty two days, out of the year, to make a living.

BTW, I know that people will ‘Knee Jerk’ with the comment that Europe takes even more time off. I know this. This post is directed at the US only.

I paraphrase:┬áPrime Minister Julia Gillard – Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should return to Islam.

I support spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans.’

This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

We speak mainly English, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!

Most Americans believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.

We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.

‘This is out country, our land, and our lifestyle, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom, The right to leave

If you aren’t happy here then leave. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted you.

The old saying; “Never talk about politics or religion” is still good advice. However if your looking for a mate, I believe that it is even more important to get a good idea to find out if your date has similar views to your own.

In a relationship arguments concerning politics will lead to permanent anamocity that can never be eliminated. Hard feelings that will be just under the surface of everything you do with you partner. No matter how much you are attracted to your partner, political differences will both feel that the other is stupid an no amount of physical attraction can out weigh it.

If there are children involve it’s even worst. Each parent will find it impossible not to try to recruit the children over to their side of the dispute. This will cause great discomfort for the children and even more malice between the parents. The same thing can be said about your friends. Avoid political discussions at all costs. You will never change their minds and they will never change yours. A political stalemate is the most horrible thing that can happen to a family barbecue.

All of this strife can be avoided if you find out what your potential mate political stance is before you commit to a serious relationship. Bars are the worst place to begin a long running relationship. People who are full of lust and liquored up will lie about their true feelings, believing thst this cupeling is only a short term romp and it doesn’t matter what your partner believes politically. But, even on a one night stand, the topic can come up and not only ruin the night but also create a life long enemy.

I was single during the Reagan administration and when I went out for an evening of sport, I always played the role of a liberal. I would say things like, “That Reagan is an idiot. That he should be thrown out of office.” It never failed to insure a successful hunt. After a night of frolicing, I would decide how long I was willing to play this charade depending on how load this girl could ring my bell. But no matter how loud my bell was rung I would never consider this person as a candidate for marriage.

 

Helen Myers, You think we should pray? Well, you’ve solved the problem. Let us pray. That will do it. And BTW are children’s lives more important than other lives or was that a little excursive in pandering. All life is of equal importance. we should never gotten into the First or Second World War and we should not get into the third.

We should have never gotten into the ‘Police Action’ in Vietnam, we should not be in Afghanistan (We are there for two reasons. Lithium and Poppies). We were in Vietnam for the oil in Tonkin Bay. If we don’t stop allowing The Rothschild family and The Scull and Bones society run the world we are all doomed, prayers or not. Stop it with the kittens, the puppies and the children crap. Teddy Roosevelt had it right when he said; “Every time I try to do something good for our country the ‘Nice’ people get in the way.

Research what the Jews did to the German people before Hitler came along. Tell me why The Rothschilds financed the killing of their own people. The fact seems to be that you have done no research on this topic. BTW, how many Catholics did Hitler burn in those ovens? You don’t know, do you? On a lighter, not do you know that all Catholic and all Muslim boys are circumcised too? BTW, the number of Catholics killed in prison camps during WWII is Eight Million. Look up The Romani. You see, not all information is available in Bars.

 

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i’m sorry (Not really) but, why would Karin Babbitt want to be friends with me? I do not get why comics group with other comics. We don’t have a mating season. At some allotted time we are not going to swim up stream. I wouldn’t sleep with another comic. I have no desire to hear their jokes of watch their video, so why?

The ‘why’ must be some sort of networking opportunity. Maybe knowing a lot of comedians will help you get work. Not! I’ve known some comics who were good friends, well one. (Mike Reynolds). Other than that I can’t think of one. And me liking him had nothing to do with him being a comic!

Do doctors hang around with other doctors? Do lawyers hang around with other lawyers? Is there a coffee shop, somewhere where all the plumbers go to discuss waste matter? I do not think so. Does Tiger Woods hang around with other golfers? No! But, for some reason people believe that comedians all hang out together. God forbid!

Why would that be? I don’t want to hear other comedian’s jokes and I don’t want them to hear mine. I’ll let an audience let me know if they think my stuff is funny. I wouldn’t have sex with a comedian or a comedienne. The thought of it makes me ill! The comics, that I have known are low lifes and malcontents. The worst sort. These are the ones I’ve met. Their may be hordes of comedians out there who are working for the betterment of all man kind. And me? I’m the king of France!

 

Now, comedy is not a sport. It is an art form. For decades people have been in the business of pitting comedian against comedian. The whole business is supported by the comedians. Open mic nights and the like.

Twenty five years ago there was a meeting, in Chicago, held by every club owner, in the country and it was decided that rather than pay comedians, the clubs would tele market the shows, giving tickets away and raising the drink prices to make up the difference. The clubs no longer paid the comedians anything and for some unknown reason the comics went along with it. Now the performers are working for nothing except the privilege of performing. Performers have nowhere to perform and get paid.

The level of quality has plummeted, as a result. These comedians don’t know the first thing about what they’re doing. They are simply copying mistake made by other so-called comedians. They don’t know where to stand on a stage, the club owners no longer seat the audience and there is nothing done to present the performers properly. I have been going to watch this so called comedy and it is embarrassing. In every city there is a group of ‘comedians’ who compliment each other for their work and the work is terrible.

And I haven’t even mentioned ‘mic technique or the physicality of performing.

I have read many studies on this topic and believe that while they are informative they do not deal with the cause of this phenomenon. The ‘experts’ explain that the act of speaking stimulates the pleasure zone, in the female brain, much the same as heroin does. But how did this effect evolve? Here is my theory.

When man began roaming our earth, the main role of men was to be ‘hunter gatherers.’ If you have ever been hunting you know that the one thing you don’t do is talk. Talking, above a low whisper once in a while, would scare the game away and there would be no meat for your family of tribe to eat.

On the other hand women were back at the encampment doing what women did to contribute to the well being of the family or tribe. They were nurturing the children, preparing food, making baskets or the many of other duties that women would occupy themselves with. All the while they were doing these things, women would talk between themselves, at a rather loud level. Why? To keep the game or, in their case, the predators away.

This phenomenon has evolved to the point that according to every study women, on average, speak between seventeen to twenty thousand words a day.

Men speak about one third of that amount. However men find themselves listening to this constant barrage of verbiage from females. I believe that this is why husbands die about ten years earlier that their wives. They have been talked to death.

 

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The Truth About Electric Cars

I hope you’ve done some research on electric cars. (This particular Model has a two hundred mile range, therefore not really a candidate for a road trip) The stats are alarming. Electric cars put more pollution in the air than a muscle car. Why? Because, the power one uses to recharge them comes from a power plant.

These power plants run on diesel fuel. More smoke in our air. Contrary to popular belief, the number one cause of pollution is not cars and trucks. It is our homes. Our air conditioning, appliances, electronics, vacuum cleaners, nose hair trimmers and on and on. The whole electric car culture is simply wishful thinking.

It would be great if they worked to keep our air clean, but, they do not and will not. So, you may have the money to spend (In this Case) one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars on a vehicle you use to tool over to the market or visit a neighbor, but, most people do not. If you get the hots for one of these, at least be honest about it. You bought it because you like the way it looks.

Fine, but please don’t go around posing as an environmentalist. What you are is a politically correct polluter. BTW, we have troops in Afghanistan. What does Afghanistan have that we might want? Lithium! The same stuff that is used to manufacture the batteries you will have in your electric car. Batteries that have a life span and are extremely expensive to replace (About five thousand dollars) and very bad for our environment. Happy motoring!