Friday, November 14, 2008

Auto Bail Outs?

If it is tax dollars making it happen, shouldn't the American consumer have a say? I don't know, but maybe there is a reason why these companies are failing. Maybe people don't like their products? So, is it our fault they aren't making something that sells? I don't think so, but what do I know? If we can choose where our money goes how about something that will make money like Toyota, or Honda? Please, I love Jeeps, but I don't want everyone who doesn't, to pay for them. I wonder at this point who we are bailing out the auto industry or the union. Who can say?

Monday, November 10, 2008

random thoughts, once more

Have you ever been concerned about asking someone about their halloween costume? Maybe, if you don't know them you may be confused. It might not be a costume and then what? Anger, apologies and so on.... Its just not a good course of action, too much of a down-side. You'll thank me later.....
And while we are on halloween, imagine a crime perpetrated by someone in a popular costume. Maybe, Waldo..... Then a police line-up with 10 to 12 Waldos'. It really brings' new meaning to where is Waldo, don't you think?
Now, a little more serious.... Have you noticed how the Christian-right wants to censor sex and swear words and the Liberals want to censor violence? What I am wondering is, if you are a good parent shouldn't you be able to teach your children how to deal with any of these cases and then some? The hypocrisy is unbelievable.... Oh well, life goes on.... and on and on....

Sunday, October 12, 2008


apparently, my favorite band and others have decided to support our savior Obama. Well, since they want wealth distribution, i deserve a kick-down.
Let me tell you why. i have bought well over twenty tickets to their shows, and most of those after jerry wasn't all that in to it. in addition, a hundred plus cds' and every dvd they have ever released. plus, god knows how many t-shirts and stickers and whatever else was cool and hot at the time.
don't get me wrong, i love the band, i love the music. however, i don't like the political stance that i have never seen before.
If they want socialism, i want my check.
my check for support of their capitalist ways. i have supported them since i found them and if they want socialism they need to remember me. since i helped them get to a point where they can act this way.
where is my hand out? i am waiting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

microcosm of society on tour

Whether it is Panic, Phish, the Dead or the real world, there will always be people hanging on and scamming their way to the next show, meal, or bottle of MD 20-20. On tour, private people take pity on these wayward souls and help them on to the next show. The same is true in your average city with your soup kitchen or shelter. Believe it or not, this is the free market system, capitalism, or whatever you want to call it. It actually works, if left to fix itself.
In my day I called them dirt heads and apparently I am not sympathetic to their plight. Maybe I should be, but if I went to a show I either had a tix or the means to get one. Most of these heads expected a handout or a "miracle" as they liked to call it. Please.... Isn't that just like calling a bailout a rescue? Anyway for those who don't know, a miracle is a "free" tix to the show. Every show there would be hundreds of these fine tree-hugger panhandlers. Show after show after show.
Now, I look at the world and I see these people everywhere. Thank god I don't make enough money to worry about how they get by. These are the people that our Rock Star Obama is praying for. Asking them to register and vote for "change". Too bad the republicans are just as bad. Their life-blood is the wonderful Christian-right.
When if ever, is this country going to wake up and see what the founders really wanted? I think never.... But we can always hope.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

more random thoughts...

Although I am not a feminist (Why would I be?), isn't it odd that almost every commercial you see about a cleaning solution or a new dinner idea has a bunch of women sitting around talking about said item... Check it out, for real, 24/7 every channel. Do commercials tell us what society sees or do they see what is happening in the here and now? I believe for the most part they are lost in the past.
Something else that eats at me is why is it commercials advertise an FDA approved drug? One to help your sex life, one to make you happy and best of all one to get you off of a legal drug (i.e. nicotine). What kind of message does this send our kids? Anyone? Anyone?
So I guess the FDA is God and we should all bow down and take notice. Does anyone think it is all about cash? Well, there is the DEA and then you have the prison system, coast guard, ATF, Boarder Patrol, etc. Well, I am pretty sure everyone involved, except for you and I, makes more cash if this stuff is not FDA approved, but I could be wrong. I know I have been before and will be again.
So, basically if you want something they have not approved you could be looking at a life behind bars and then some. I guess the FDA and the like knows what you need. I know I don't. How could I? I am just a dude who talks a bunch of shit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bail Out or Rescue?

Does anyone believe in the free market anymore?  I really thought this country was founded on the basis of very little federal government intervention.  Am I wrong?  I am not an economics major, but doesn't this issue have a whole lot to do with government control?  Socialism?  Sounds that way to me.  Even J.F.K. would make your modern day conservative look like a socialist.  Not kidding.  These people, that the average American elected to fight for their beliefs, apparently only want more power.  They have ignored our needs our security.  Why?  Is it time for a new party and turning our backs on the lobbyists? That has been long my thoughts.  At this point, this is the only thing to make D.C. straight. Make these power junkies scared they will not get their next fix.
What are we headed for? Are we the next France? Are we going to be praying for some country to save us? I hope not. We were the greatest country in the world and I truly believe government control has stifled that. Call this what you will it really doesn't matter it is still socialism. Like the new catch phrase, "you can put lipstick on a pig", but it still boils down to socialism.  In my humble opinion.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Religious War?

Iran and Israel.  Attacks imminent. Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the map and so on. Some Americans want us to look the other way.  Have they forgotten the 79' hostage deal, the Beirut bombing, and the current help for the insurgency in Iraq?  It doesn't matter if you're a tree-hugger or a christian-righter. Iran has been a huge puppet master in that region since 1979. If they get the ability, they will attack Israel and harm the entire world. It really is a small world these days, and actions anywhere will affect everyone. Isolationism will not work (see WW2). Unfortunately, there is a religious war going on right this second and it has been for quite some time. It involves the Atheist and Agnostic, Gay and Christian, Tree-hugger and War-monger, Jew and Hindu. All of the above are merely allies of Israel in the eyes of the radical Muslim. We need to realize this now before we are destroyed. Unless you are willing to give up your way of life and praise Allah, you are their enemy. For Real!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random Thoughts

     When a hawk squeals is it just warning the rodents to run for their holes or protecting their territory.  I'd like to think they are giving their prey a sporting chance.  Like saying "I'm going to count to three and then I am coming!"
Speaking of attacking the weakest members of a population...
Recently, I heard about a Baptist mission trip to a Native-American reservation to teach the word of Christ.  Haven't we done enough to these people?  For God's sake, didn't we wipe out two-thirds of their population just setting foot on this continent? No sense beating a dead horse (or rodent). Did JC (meaning Jesus Christ) force his beliefs down people's throats?  I think not.  I'd like to think that JC would have waited for the downtrodden to knock on his door and be open and accepting to his message.  Makes you wonder...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey Pocky Way/ Women are Smarter

If you don't know, don't bother.  These two songs, on a good night really show how much Brent and Jerry had a major connection.  Brent would just fuel Jerry's fire and vice verse.  It gives me chills to see Jerry so happy and animated.  By the way, I have friends that hate Brent's voice, but I feel he is incredibly under appreciated.  I love his voice, it seems to melt beautifully with Bob and JG.  Regardless of your views on the vocals, the only player as good or better, in my opinion would be Hornesby.  JG and Brent would just start a back and forth that Bob seemed oblivious to.  Watch the DVD's if you don't believe.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sarah Palin and Political Correctness

Mrs. Palin has been slammed by the media, oops poor choice of words.  The media is all over her, not so good either.  The possible next V.P. has been violated, well that doesn't work so well.  She has been dealt attack after attack and that's the best I can do currently.  Would Mrs. Clinton have had to fend off such accusations? I think not, but that is just a guess.  I know Mrs. Palin's beliefs don't mesh with the feminists, but shouldn't they take offense to these thinly veiled attacks on her for the simple fact that she is a female?  Regardless of the her not being in line with their views?  I don't know, just another dude speculating. 

peace be with you and yours,

Saturday, September 13, 2008

blogging while drunk

Its' a gamble.  Could be good or could be bad who is to say?  All I know is that I am enjoying the ride.  Speaking of which, isn't it funny that every other add you see on TV is about a drug?  Ok this will make you fuller, this will make you happy, this will help you sleep, this will get you going.  So, I guess it is all good if the FDA says so.... Is it me or is there something wrong here?  I guess it is copacetic to take this or that.  One to make you stronger one to make you sleep.  One will make you happy one will make you just not think.  Why is it ok for these and not for that?  Why will this one cost you life and this one keeps you right?  Can someone please help me get beyond the message we are sending to our children?  The hypocrisy we spew out day after day.  Its all about the greed and legality makes it all ok.  

ride me high,

Obama who?

Ok, I know who this socialist is.  Really, I do.  I have not been hiding under a rock for the last four years, but at this point I wish i had.  Give me a break. There is no need for any one to make up the whitest lie(pun intended) about this joker.  Any educated person should see what is up.  Have we gone that far from JFK, who makes the conservatives of today look like left wing looneys?  I'm sorry, Obama and Pelosi and the like would of been tried as commies back in the day.  What has happened to this country?  Do I care what France and the UK think?  I think NOT!  It is time for this country to think about itself.  Amen.
enjoying the ride,

good luck?

Brent & Jerry, Jerry & Brent.  If you don't know what I'm spouting you might want to check back.  I know there are a lot of people out there that don't appreciate Brent.  Well, I got news for you, Brent gave Jerry what he needed.  If you were lucky enough to see The Band from 88 to 90 you should know what I mean and if you  don't you were too high or you haven't seen the videos'.  Brent rocked Jerry and Jerry rocked Brent.  They had a connection that Bobby wished he had with JG.  I watch the videos' and it gives me chills to see how happy Jerry is playing with someone as talented as Mydland.  Yes, he is similar when playing with Hornesby, but Brent was there for over 10 years and JG loved him.  As much as I love 77 and 73 my favorite thing to see is JG smile and look at Brent and jam on.

more to come.
enjoying the ride!