Personally I can't stand listening to ANY of them any more. They talk and talk and don't say anything. They are great at telling us what the problem is (like we don't already know) but no one seems to take the next step and tell us what the hell they are going to do about it. (Other than commence an investigation)....We are going to investigate why the gas prices are so high... great...while you are doing that, figure out HOW to lower them...Wind and solar and all that is great, but we can't run our cars on it. I heard someone say that we should all go to natural gas burning cars. Great idea....but who is going to pay for the retrofit? Or buy me a new propane powered car. Have you seen the price of propane?? It's a mess. I say Drill baby drill. Lets take control over our own resources and be in control of our economic future without having to rely on other countries to keep us in the lifestyle to which we have become accustomed. Easy to say..Hard to do...What would the Hollywood writers do here???
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I was watching Independence day this afternoon, and when Bill Pullman, playing the president got up and made his speech, it was awe inspiring. When the President in Armageddon made his speech to the world, every word was perfect. When Morgan Freeman was president in Deep Impact and made his speech to the world, you wanted to stand and cheer. Sooooo why doesn't Washington fire all these idiots that are writing these stupid speeches for all our leaders and turn the job over to the screen writers in Hollywood. Most of the "Presidents" they write for are left wing in the movies, so they know the agenda. Let THEM make the politicians look good. They can make us believe that actors PLAYING the president have the right stuff....sooooo...I mean...right?
Friday, April 1, 2011
I recently had a birthday. Doesn't matter which one it is...suffice to say I am happy with my age. My wife, Nikki was the first to wish me many happy returns..but she has a personal stake in my longevity. She loves me and wants me to stick around! I feel the same about her. Then there was Mom, who calls every year to remind me that she gave birth to me. (In case at my advanced age, I forget or something)...(She also calls my Dad from whom she has been divorced since I was 3 to remind HIM too...thankfully they get along great)
Then the phone did not ring for the rest of the daylight hours. Until I got an e mail from the one person I was hoping would call. George. (He was tied up and could not get to a place where he had a signal and by this time thought it was far too late to call) I felt as though the day was complete. George and I are Best Best friends. We have known each other since High school 30+ years past, and he is the closest thing I will ever have to a brother. I love this guy unconditionally. He was there for all the break ups in High School, and beyond, through 3 marriages (he was my best man twice) and through the loss of my son, Michael...plus countless other times that would be considered above and beyond. He is one of those friends that we can go years without seeing each other and when we do get together it's like nothing has changed. We pick it up where we left off. Over years and miles, we have stayed there for each other.
In this day of instant communication and the drudging up of old friends on Facebook and MySpace and Twitter, it's nice to know that good old fashion staying in touch has not gone out of style.
Facebook has been an amazing thing. It has put me back in touch with people who I lost touch with over the years, and grieved over the loss of touch with them. How does that work...??? Does one sit down at the computer one night and go through a mental list of everyone he or she has ever known and do a search? Granted, my name is not common, so I am fairly easy to find. So does my old friend from High school, who I was never THAT close to just go through the yearbook and start searching? I think it's really kind of great. We did a show in California last January and a whole bunch of my high school class showed up. Some of them I didn't know that well in school, but the years take the nerdiness off people so they don't remember me all that well, and they came out to see the show anyway! lol... There are even a couple of girls I dated over the years that are friends of mine on facebook...and they are doing well, married with kids and we are still friends! I think it's all very civilized. There are a lot of people that I wish I could find, but they are gone..maybe they will look me up...
I found out that a guy in high school went on to play pro baseball...we always kidded him because he was Mr. Baseball in school. He and I are Facebook Friends. I told everyone I was going to be a big star. Well, There I was, on that stage playing for them in January. Very gratifying for me to show them that I followed my dream. It was good to see all of them. There are friends out there that I didn't know I had...(And I didn't have to win the lottery to find out!) Time marches on, and we share a common goal. To outlive each other. The race is on. Just as long as George calls me on my next birthday.