Monday, October 22, 2007

Rocky NOT

A true Alabama Ass Whuppin'



Roll Freakin' Tide! A long time coming.

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Here's the problem. Republican's whose purpose is to abolish any and all government services. Both Republicans and Democrats who are too terrified to offer up a visionary plan for conservation and water maintenance because, inevitably, they may need to ask the populace to sacrifice in the short term for long term gain by, gasp, paying a few extra tax dollars. Politicians who are too damn worried about getting reelected than they are about doing what's right and being a leader.

This is ludicrous. Put a bandaid on it and leave it to the next generation to deal with.

News from The Associated Press:

ATLANTA (AP) -- With the South in the grip of an epic drought and its largest city holding less than a 90-day supply of water, officials are scrambling to deal with the worst-case scenario: What if Atlanta's faucets really do go dry?

So far, no real backup plan exists. And there are no quick fixes among suggested solutions, which include piping water in from rivers in neighboring states, building more regional reservoirs, setting up a statewide recycling system or even desalinating water from the Atlantic Ocean.

"It's amazing that things have come to this," said Ray Wiedman, owner of an Atlanta landscaper business. "Everybody knew the growth was coming. We haven't had a plan for all the people coming here?"

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue seems to be pinning his hopes on a two-pronged approach: urging water conservation and reducing water flowing out of federally controlled lakes.

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"Former Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat who was defeated in 2002, told reporters this week that he had planned to offer grants to fix leaks that waste millions of gallons of water each year. He also said he planned to build three new state reservoirs in north and west Georgia to help insulate the state from a future water crisis. But those plans died when he left office."
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Here, here, DK poster. Pelosi and Reid DO suck and I call them every other day to tell them just that. You go to Congress with the Democrats you have not the Democrats that you want.

Daily Kos: Representative Pelosi and Senator Reid -- YOU SUCK:

"OK -- let's review why I'm so damn pissed off at the Democratic Leadership."

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Corporate welfare protected by BushCo.

Air service in the U.S. sucks a-hole.

Airlines squeeze fliers as profit soars:

"The nation's airlines were late more often this summer, lost more baggage and bumped more passengers off flights than in any summer this decade. They also made more money. Despite the worst summer ever for air travelers, major airlines posted huge profits as they packed more passengers into fewer and smaller planes.

Profit at American Airlines, the nation's largest carrier, jumped more than tenfold to $175 million in the third quarter while Delta Air Lines, the third-largest, said net income quadrupled to $220 million compared with the year-earlier period. Profit would have been higher if not for rising fuel costs. The results elated investors but fueled anger among consumer groups. 'I'm aghast there isn't more public outcry over this,' said Kate Hanni, president of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights, a consumer advocacy group based in Napa Valley. 'They're making money hand over fist at the expense of passengers.'"


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I never wore a bike helmet until my early 30s. And that's because going 30-40 miles an hour on a mountain trail warrants a hard shell noggin coverer.

Kids are hard to break. Let them get hurt.

Warning: Fun ahead / Safety first, yes, but today's overprotected kids need to live a little:

"The wussification of American children is a relatively recent phenomenon, but a very real one. We pamper our kids, over-schedule them, overemphasize fairness in competition (the score ends in a tie ... again!) and keep them indoors too much, to the point that we're doing them a huge disservice. Kids aren't learning how to get hurt, lose, fend for themselves, find their balance and discover minor dangers on their own - all important parts of growing up."
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Those wacky Europeans




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2 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

Great stuff. I hear/read a lot of commentaries that the Dems are purposefully extending the war through the election to better their chances of winning. If so, they all should be impeached or water-boarded or there should be a real third party movement in this country. Do you believe that is the reason or part of the reason for their inaction? It is hard for me to believe that any human being would trade death, destruction, torture and misery for votes. Makes me feel like I am a totally different species of being from them...

JPW said...

Hey Davy,

No, the Dems are not purposefully extending the war. I know cynicism reigns in the U.S. these days, but I can assure you that that isn't the case.

Check all of the polls. Congress's approval is lower than Bush's b/c folks voted in the Dems to stop the war. The Dems are losing support by not doing enough to end the war. They're all so damn scared that they'll be painted as unpatriotic if they do what's right. In short, Dem leadership are a bunch of pussies.

P.S.

Yer on your own for exams this Fall. You won't have JPW to kick around anymore. ;-)