Well GURLZ N' GUYZ - this doosey will put me on somebody's _hit LIST!
"If the shoe fits - wear it!"
OH - this picture? I CALL IT - "GOOSE STEP"
As in follow der furherr midoutten kvestion ...
© - Tom Hyland - 07-21-08
Re: Leland Waldrip’s - Optimism Rides A Strange Vehicle -
LELAND - good article and points!
Optimism - Glass Half Full?
Pessimism - Glass Half Empty?
Pragmatism ... What are the Contents?
OBSERVATION - The Contents or Amounts do Not Matter -
IF - Something is covering the top of the glass and we can’t reach those contents! Invariably, they can’t be used!
If the Robber Barons of the OIL Industry have their way, they will be the OWNERS and CONTROLLERS of any and all Major sources of Alternate Energy!
While I have no facts to substantiate my theories, I believe that THEY (OIL) have been in collusion with the Automobile Manufacturing Industry. THEY (BOTH) have known for over 50 years that the gasoline combustion engine was NOT efficient, and did nothing to correct it. In Fact, any and all Patents by any and all Inventors were just GOBBLED UP - BOUGHT OUT - and BURIED!
The little Nash Rambler METROPOLITAN of the early Fifties got about 50 miles per gallon - after a couple of years, THEY SQUASHED IT!
In the Documentary film “Who Killed The Electric Car” GMC produced a beautiful, efficient electric car, and the Drivers who used them (on lease, I think - none sold outright) - LOVED THEM and wanted to KEEP THEM - GMC COLLECTED ALL AND DESTROYED THEM!
But GMC somehow managed to SELL a really big bunch of big HUMMERS to our Military, didn’t they? And at WHAT EXORBITANT COSTS?
Our collective Governments and Corporate leaders ALLOWED our American Steel Industry to be WIPED OUT by Japan. Then, by further collusion, now our Automobile Industry is being WIPED OUT! Our major Hi-Tech Industries and Communications Systems have been FARMED OUT OVERSEAS - eliminating hundreds of thousands of American JOBS!
Our Banking Industry has been infiltrated by both Foreign Corporations and COUNTRIES - HSBC - is a HUGE firm based in Hong Kong, CHINA - and the stupid, dumb, apathetic American public does not even have a CLUE! Just today, NPR announced that one of their branches in White Marsh, Maryland is being CLOSED - Over 400 JOBS LOST!
Even some of PORTS themselves have been over-run and controlled by FOREIGN COUNTRIES - and our so-called leaders and governments supposedly didn’t KNOW! DUH!
The KNOCK OFFS from CHINA are pouring into American ports by the BILLIONS, including supposedly BRAND NAME DRUGS and Medicines that have POISONS and PAINTS MIXED IN THEM!
Our Mexican BORDERS are a SICK JOKE! Tens of thousands of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are sucking our economy dry - AND - to add insult to injury - WE’RE SUPPOSED TO LEARN THEIR FRIGGING LANGUAGE!
Our returning VETERANS are being SCREWED ROYALLY - and neither the Administration, nor Congress (the crooked lying greedy 537) - could give a RAT’S RECTUM!
The entire MORTGAGE Industry has FAILED - Bankruptcies and Foreclosures running rampant - the Housing, Real Estate Market, and Construction Industries are FLOUNDERING! HOMES LOST - JOBS LOST - FAMILIES RUINED - and guess what our government’s answer is?
BAIL OUT THE CROOKED BANKS, BANKERS, SPECULATORS, AND MORTGAGE COMPANIES WHO CAUSED THIS ENTIRE SORDID MESS!
According to NPR - the top 25 Officials of FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC have been paying THEMSELVES SALARIES OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR EACH! Along with BONUSES TOTALLING IN THE BILLIONS! OH - and most of these guys are Political APPOINTEES!
Purposely MANIPULATED OIL AND GAS PRICES are destroying our economy, driving up the prices of FOOD, SERVICES, and every form of TRANSPORTATION!
And guess what else, my friend, Leland - in less than 4 months now, this same stupid, apathetic, ignorant American public will rush out to the polls and VOTE FOR MORE OF THE SAME!
ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR EITHER THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, OR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE - HAS NO CLUE THAT OUR TWO-PARTY SYSTEM SUCKS!
What would happen to the POLITICAL MACHINE if we ALL THREW A WRENCH INTO IT - BY ELECTING A THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATE? ANY 3RD PARTY! ANY?
Is the glass half FULL or half EMPTY?
After reviewing all of these Negatives, I am now Positive -
that the glass is half FULL - OF CORRUPTION, GREED, APATHY, AND STUPIDITY!