During President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, there was one thing that gnawed at me to the point where I couldn't appreciate what the president was saying.
House Speaker John Boehner, a miserable-looking, arrogant, tanned Republican sitting directly behind Obama. And like most of the Republicans in the room, he refused to stand when Obama made a point, a good point, a point that no one could argue with, a point which would make Americans proud to be Americans.
Not John Boehner. He just sat there looking bored, pre-occupied and wretched.
And it wasn't because he systematically disagreed with Obama and the Democrats. It's a simple
American politics is nothing more than a PISSING CONTEST.
Like that saying goes, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
And its clear in today's American government. Obama has no control as president because the Republicans (more…)
On a recent trip to Tampa Bay. I flew on U.S. Airways down and Westjet on the way back.
I got the flights for a good price, but something really, really frustrates me.
Both airlines charge a fee to check a bag. I don't mean the second bag, I mean the first bag.
Aren't you suppose to take luggage? I can understand and fully appreciate an airline charging for a second bag, but the first one? Needless to say my luggage choice was downsized to carry on, which for now is free. But this has created a new problem. So many people are now bringing carry-on luggage, that the overhead compartments don't have enough room. In many cases, carry-on luggage is stored with the checked in luggage FREE!!
Now, I'll explain my love affair with Southwest Airlines. Not only do they allow you a free check-in bag, they allow a second check-in bag for free. In (more…)
I admit it. I shop at Walmart. I get my prescriptions there, some groceries and anything that might be on sale.
That doesn't mean I have to like it and it doesn't mean I'm a Walmart shopper.
You know what I mean. You've probably seen the YouTube videos or the random photos of people dressed, well … like they shop at Walmart.
So here's some tips to make your next shopping experience a little more humanistic.
Take a look in the mirror. It's not a big thing, but a visit to Walmart shouldn't automatically mean that you don't give a crap about your appearance. If you're over 35 and/or 200 pounds, leave the lululemon form-fitting pants at home. In fact, if you're over 35 and/or 200 pounds, throw out anything with a lululemon tag.
Shopping cart etiquette. I don't know why, but carts and Walmart shoppers don't seem to fit. Walmart shoppers don't understand the basic (more…)
No, it's not what you think. You see, my problem is that I'm not allowed to drink.
For anyone who reads my blog, you know that wife Angela and I went to Brazil last September to spend time with a healer named John of God. That's crazy enough for most people, but every time I went for a blessing from him, he gave me a natural, healing prescription.
The only problem is that while taking the prescriptions, it is SUGGESTED that you don't eat spices (not a biggie) and refrain from alcohol (that's a biggie). Stupid me received six blessings from John of God, which means six prescriptions of pills, which means that I can't have an alcoholic beverage until October 2015.
I'm not a raging alcoholic, but I do like a beer now and then and a glass or wine once in a while. But the biggest problem is (more…)