Monday, February 23, 2009

Back to work

I start the paperwork part tomorrow morning and should be driving by the weekend if all goes well. The old company has a hiring freeze for solo drivers here in Arizona so it's with a new company but driving a truck is driving a truck.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Speaking Truth

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion: that one
useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. ~
John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do
read the newspaper you are misinformed. ~ Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat myself. ~ Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a
man standing in a bucket & trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~
*Winston Churchill*

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend
on the support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow
man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ~ G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for dinner. ~ James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor
people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ~ Douglas Casey

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys. ~ P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. ~ Frederic Bastiat,
French Economist (1801-1850)

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few
short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving,regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it. ~ Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report
the facts. ~ Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it's free! ~ P.J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much
money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~
Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't
mean politics won't take an interest in you! ~ Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the
Legislature is in session. ~ Mark Twain (1866 )

17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it. ~ Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a
happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ~ Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ~
Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is
that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ~ Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is
to fill the world with fools. ~ Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class ...
Save Congress. ~ Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. ~
Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything you have. ~ Thomas Jefferson

25. Liberalism is a mental disorder, NOT a difference of opinion.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I hate sloppy drunks. If you can't hold your liquor then don't drink the stuff. Stick with coffee or milk.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Wonderfully clear thinking to wake up to.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists,
Marxists, Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this
latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I
know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future
generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two
ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is
right, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile, slate it up to irreconcilable differences, and go our own ways. Here is a model dissolution agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each
taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our
two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that it should be
relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly
divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate
tastes. We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You
are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell (you are however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move them).
We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical
companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street.

You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies, and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan Hockey Moms, greedy CEO's, and Rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood . You can make nice with Iran, Palestine, and France, and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or way of life are under assault, we'll provide them job security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian Values. You are welcome to Islam,
Scientology, Humanism, and Shirley McClaine. You can have the U.N. But
we will no longer be paying the bill. We'll keep the SUV's, pickup
trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru Station
Wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare, if you can find any practicing
Doctors (that is practicing, Howard Dean) who will follow to your turf
(sic). We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not aright.

We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and The National Anthem.
I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach
The World To Sing, Kum Ba Ya, or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics, and you can give trickle up
poverty its best shot. Since it often so offends you we'll keep our History, our Name, andvour Flag. Would you agree to this?

In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR on who will need
whose help in 15 years.


John J. Wall
Law Student

P.S. Please take Barbra Streisand.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Well tomorrow afternoon begins my going back to work phase. I have a physical at 1500 then some paperwork to do and soon back in the truck.

I've been off work now for a year or so. I guess the routine of actually having something to do will be good for me. Lately I haven't felt like even picking up a camera because everything around here always looks the same.

I watched the super duper bowl. I was surprised by the closeness of the game but not with who eventually won. Some of the commercials were OK. I enjoyed all the Budwieser ones but never drink the stuff because it doesn't taste like beer.