Kelly Clarkson rocks!!
Check out her cover of
Walkin After Midnight.
Patsy Cline is still one of my favorite artists and
Video is no longer up.... if anyone knows where this can be located let me know!!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Poke, time for an update

I have been politely informed that I should be posting an update. I do not disagree with that notion, not one iota. The problem is that I do not know what to write about. I can hear the collective eye rolls already so don't start with me. Politics, immigration, oil spill, terrorism, economic recovery, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and the list is never ending.

I do not really feel like ranting today yet I fear that is where this is going to end up. In defense of myself, SUCK IT!

I must apologize for that last outburst. It seems I have been, as of late any way, suffering from a rare case of Tourettes Lite. It's a lot like regular Tourettes, just without the extreme profanity. To be honest, given my penchant for using profanity, much like Michelangelo used paints, I suppose I have the full blown affliction. So hard to tell sometimes.... but I digress.

So what should I talk about?

I was going to touch on immigration but that is such a hot button topic. Given that the people that are in position to fix the problem are so cravenly P.C. I highly doubt the problem will be solved in a manner that is consistent with protecting our sovereignty. Instead, lets just hand the country over to every illegal with the icy stones to cry racist because I want to send them back to their country. I have no problem with immigrants, so long as they come here by following the rules. If you had to sneak over in the dead of night, or in the back of some tractor trailer with a few dozen of your own countrymen, then as far as I am concerned we should tag you with a GPS implant and set you free on your side of the border. If you get close to the border again, the implant should explode. *SPLORT*

Yea, I know what you are thinking already. It is mean, inhumane, and otherwise illegal under some treaty we signed back in the 40's or some such. Perhaps we just annex Mexico and turn it in to one giant parking lot.

I would strongly suggest, if you have not already done so, do a little research on illegal immigration (and no, Wikipedia is not a truly reliable source). The information you find might be a wee bit interesting.

So now that I have offended every illegal immigrant, as well as nearly all bleeding heart liberals, what else can I touch on for you? Politics is too obvious. How about the Middle East? Nah, too likely to end up on someone's death list. Though, I think if we just carpet bomb everything between Israel and Japan we should put an end to a lot of that crap. Just don't forget, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.

Holy crap! How could I forget. I was talking to a friend of mine today, who I have not seen in quite some time I might add, and we touched on something that I think would work. Dunno why I didn't think of this before.

We, the United States, are constantly sending aid to other countries, right? It exists in the form of money, food, medical supplies, troops, housing, and all sorts of stuff like that. We have people, troops mostly anyways, building schools and hospitals and housing for the poor suffering people of these third world countries, many of whom that are content to take advantage of the less fortunate and weak among them. All the while, we are always hearing about the homeless, the hungry, the unfortunate bottom rung on the ladder of American society. I have an idea that solves two problems.

Why don't we redirect those resources back inside our own borders. Why don't we send these legions of people spending our tax dollars in Bumfuckt, Slovenia to the most desperate areas of our own country? Why not build that housing in locations that would be a benefit to our own citizens? Why not build build schools in places that don't have them? Why the hell don't we take all of these tons of food and medical supplies and provide it to the citizens of this very country? Why in the fuck are we taking something from my table and sending it to some lazy-ass somewhere on the other side of the world when my fellow country men, women, and children are suffering every day?

You see, we are so busy helping everyone else in the world that we have blinders on when we look at the plight of our very own citizens. How dare anyone get on television and cry for money for the starving children in Indonesia, or where-the-hell-ever they are at, when we have children right here in the good old U.S. of A. going to bed hungry. How dare someone point out the horrid living conditions in Bolivia when we are children living on the streets right here in the richest country in the world.

I say we return those resources home and take care of our own first. Once we have our own house in order then, and only then, should we spare what we can for everyone else. Exceptions can be made for unforeseeable disasters (Haiti comes to mind) but I have had enough of the word suckling at the teat of the U.S.A. and not giving anything back.

Do you suppose that might piss off one or two people? I hope so.


Homework must get done. Later all!

Mike

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Spring semester is over

Well I did it. I survived spring semester. Two A's and two B's gave me a semester GPA of 3.55 with a cumulative 3.45. I am satisfied with that. Sure, I would like to have had straight A's but I am not too greedy. So what does this have to do with anything? Nothing really. I just wanted to toot my own horn, as it were. :)

The last couple of months have been kind of rough. My personal monkey has been quite troublesome and active. Constant fatigue, all over aches, foggy & muddled mind just for starters. The heat and humidity, here in South Georgia, is doing nothing to help. When you add in the stress of semester finals it just goes over the edge. Summer semester begins on the 25th. I have three online and one live class. The one i will have to be at every morning is Public Speaking. I am not sure how i feel about it but I have to take it for my degree so I will have to work especially hard on it. Luckily I have a few weeks to rest up for it.

The few days following finals were quite nice. The stress was all but removed and I got to stay indoors, for the most part. It was a wonderful few days. I didn't have to think about much of anything. ahhhhhhhhh. Well now that all of that is over I have a house to get cleaned up for my aunt, who is coming to visit next week, and yard work to get done. I am certainly not looking forward to the yard work but at least I can do that early in the morning when it is cooler. Yay?

I went to see Iron Man 2 last Friday. It was an ok movie but not as good as the first one. It just seemed to me like they were trying to do too much all at once. Great action, certainly, but the story was just too jumpy. They could have done a better job but for the most i was not disappointed.

Speaking of movies, this summer is going to be filled with must see movies. Prince of Persia, Killers, The A-Team, The Karate Kid (Well this is not so much of a must see but it has Jackie Chan), The Last Airbender, and Despicable Me. There may be a few others i would like to go see but these are at the top of my list. I foresee a lot of flossing out of popcorn kernels this summer. It's an ok trade-off.

Well, I think I will go get me some more coffee and relax a bit more, while I still have time.

Happy Mothers Day.

Remember to appreciate your moms everyday while you can. And remember, you don't need one day of the year to do that.

Toodles everyone!