My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Barber Shop

Does anybody know what is going on in Congress today.  There are so many different stories coming out of Washington I think I'm going back to bed.  Nah, I can't do that it's almost 1400 hours (2PM for those of you in Loma Linda). Now where was I?  OH YA!   A funny thing happened....... Actually it wasn't funny but I felt it was unusual.  I stopped at my local donut shop for a bagel and coffee as I have been known to do.  For quite some time I have had a Veterans sticker on my car.  This morning as I was getting into my car a gentleman about 50 stopped me and said, "I would just like to shake your hand and say thank you for your service."  Now, as I said that sticker has been there for a number of years.  This was the first time that every happened.  I thanked the gentleman told him I would pass it on to my son who is currently serving in Haiti.  He replied, please do, they need all the support they can get.  This country is still alive! The media just doesn't know it!

I just love Ohio politics!  Just like a pit bull they never seem to quite.  Take this article from the Columbus Rag (Dispatch).  Four hundred million of stimulus money to restore passenger rail service between Cleveland and Cincinnati.  Now about a hundred years or so I used to work for a company who's attorney was a big Democrat.  He was anointed 3 times as a judge and never got elected when he had to run on his merits.  During the course of working with him I learned he had been doing some outside work trying to get, guess what?  Passenger rail service from........Cincinnati to...........c'mon  guess.........Cleveland.  Right!!  Go to the head of your class.  Actually that was in 1995 when we worked together.  Here we are 15 years later and what are the Democrats trying to do.  Spend $400 million on a passenger rail system.  That's stimulating for sure.  It stimulate my blood pressure to about 200 over 200!

Well I got 2 things for ya.
Number 1.  No body in their right mind wants to go to Cleveland.  Lot's of folks leaving but not going. Last one out please turn off the lights.  Thanks

Number 2.  Quite spending my tax money on something only Joe Biden wants.  If the passenger rail service was a good idea and a profitable one, I might add, some company would have put up the money a long time ago.  This is just another government rat hole for tax dollars.  Oh please say it ain't true!  $400 million ...$400 million.......$400 million aaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhhhhh! 

Getting more local than a train system is the article in the Columbus Rag (Dispatch) telling about the "combat pay" for teachers.  Now this, as my daddy used to say goes from the ridiculous to the sublime.  Columbus Ohio is not known for its flying high graduate rate.  Columbus Ohio is known only for the Ohio State University and football.  It seems Champion Middle School, population of about 240 students if memory serves me correctly is having a little teacher recruitment problem.  This school has been in academic failure for the past 5 years.  In other words the state has given the school an "F".  So now with money so tight Columbus Public Schools are going to fork over another $4000 dollars to teachers all ready earning an average of $68K plus to teach where no man/woman wants to go.  So I don't have to retype it read that last sentence again.  Columbus has a population of 500K.  Surely you could distribute these children to better schools and do something logical.  like.......say.....hmmmm ....CLOSE THE SCHOOL DOWN!!!!!!. Oh please, say it ain't so.     please say it ain't so...Clik here

I would also like to make a plea for my readers to forward this post and this address to their followers.  Dick Morris has published a list of the swing vote representatives on his web site.  You can access it here. I am urging you to call any one of these that might be in your state.  If not in your state pick a couple according to your birthday.  Born in June call number  6 on the list.  Born in January call number 1.  That way the top of the list won't receive all the calls.  Urge them to JUST SAY NO TO OBAMACARE!!!.   Thanks.

Mourning this day for one of the greatest football players ever to play the game.  We must now add late to the Great Merlin Olsen.  May he rest in Peace.

Pops

4 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Pops; all I can say is we are going to hell in a hand basket. I wonder if your dad knew my dad. My dad also used that expression, going from the ridiculous to the sublime or visa versa. If he were still alive today, he would say, about Obama, "He s#&t in bed and pushed it down with his feet."

All our tax money is going down a rat hole.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Pops, the above comment, the one below mine, makes no sense. Here is what it says in English:

"First a person lived a good, able to have a wonderful two people's lives ................................. ......."

ABNPOPPA said...

Thanks for that explanation MRG I was going to copy it and send it to you. Don't know what that's all about.

MM. Thanks for the comments.
Pops

MightyMom said...

Pops,

I want you to meet this new Marine's Mom.....she has a fabulous rant that I thought you'd love.

as for BIIG Govt...I surrender. I got no fight left this week

may I introduce Lisa, my dear friend.
http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-great-forward.html

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer