Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I was Just Thinkin' - Flying by Weight?

Pic by Don Bobbitt

I was Just Thinkin'

Really people? I just saw that one or another of the Airlines are considering a plan to charge people who fly by their personal weight.

Jeez! There were people tweeting messages on whether this should be done or not with all kinds of rediculous comments.

I, personally, was too busy laughing at this probe by an industry into the American psyche on a profit idea someone had..

Business' release these little "rumors" in an effort to gauge whether they can find a way to make more money, not to save anyone money.

All of you Skinny people.
Do you really think that you are going to get a break on your airline ticket because you skipped a few meals, or are a practicing bolemic, or whatever it is that makes you small and/or skinny?

No, my skeletal friend. You will save nothing, I am afraid.

What I, or anyone else would do if we ran such a business, would be to keep regular (now to be called skinny tickets) at the regular price and charge the people who are over some arbitrary weight limit, an extra fee, for their "fat tickets", just like they did with the baggage hustle they implemented not long ago.

Listen carefully!  They are in the business of making money, not giving money away!

Nuff Said!
DON

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Old JOKE - Irish Court Case






Irish Court case

The judge says to a double-homicide defendant,
"You're charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer."

The Defendants friend, Paddy sitting at the back of the courtroom yells out, "You bastard!"

The judge looks up and frowns at the courtroom and continues with,

"You're also charged with beating your mother-in-law to death with a hammer."

Again Paddy yells out, "You rotten bastard!"

The judge stops and says to Paddy in the back of the courtroom.
"Sir, I can understand your anger and frustration at these crimes,
but no more outbursts from you, or I'll charge you with contempt. Is that understood?"

Paddy stands up and says,
"I'm sorry, Your Honour, but for fifteen years
I've lived next door to that arsehole,
and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he didn't have one.


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Friday, March 22, 2013

I was Just THINKIN' - SMARTPHONES

SMARTPHONES!

It seems that everyone has a Smartphone today, and the statistics I just saw on the national news supports this.

But, I was just thinking on one truth about these techological miracles that all have in our pockets these days.

A SMARTPHONE CAN PERFORM MANY JOBS FOR YOU!

But you must eventually ask yourself

HOW MANY JOBS DO I NEED DONE BY MY SMARTPHONE?

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Here is a little test for everyone;
First; Count the number of APPS you have loaded!
Then, Count the number of APPS you have actually used
over the past three months.
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DON

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Friday, March 15, 2013

I was Just Thinkin' - PORK BARREL Issues



This little article includes my rant about the stupidity of Congress and their continuing inability ro agree to resolve issues.
It is my opinion, mine only, and I do this, for no other reason than to lower my blood pressure.
This is not an effort to change the minds (really?) of those that we have put in charge of our lives and our futures.
In case you have been living in the same hole in the ground that Punxsutawney Phil calls home, here is a little news bite that I just witnessed.
First, you must be aware that the Income tax reduction that was put in place several years ago, by the Bush administration, has ended.
Just to give you some perspective on this tax reduction, if it is not renewed, the typical person that has an income of $50,000, will see a tax increase, of approximately $1000 for the year.
So,let's keep it simple with the math.
Just divide that $1000 by 12 and you get $83.33 per month that you will not have, personally, to pay bills, buy food, or whatever you needs may be.
$1000 divided by 12 months equals $83.33
Now, why my rant?
Well, as the story unfolded on the TV show, it turns out that the show stopper is another example of "Stupid Is as Stupid Does" by Congress, or so it seems to me.
This time it seems that with both parties holding up approval of an extension to the tax break is actually both the Elephants and the Donkeys.
I call them by their animal names because it helps me understand the obvious lack of "Potty Training" on their part.
Why Potty Training?
Using this phrase help me explain why the members of the two parties are constantly walking around PISSING on each other rather than resolving the issues that are critical to pulling our economy back up by its bootstraps.
What is the Issue this time?
This time the Elephants say they are ready to approve the tax exemption but the Donkeys are the problem.
Why are the Donkeys a problem?
You will love this!
According to the Elephants, the Donkeys/Elephants, (who know which is the original culprit here) had attached one of those Pork Barrell issues to the Bill for the approval of the tax reduction extension.
And what was this oh-so-important issue?
Why it's the approval for that Keystone Oil Pipeline from Alaska through Canada and into and across part of the US to Texas.
And what is the issue with this giant, lobbyist-driven Boondoggle?
Why, don't you understand? The Donkeys, yes the Donkeys, are refusing to approve the Bill due to ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.
Environmental Issues? What environmental issues you might say?
Well, they don't really have a handle on that, at the moment, you see.
We NEED TO STUDY the POSSIBLE environmental impact of such a project as this one.
They haven't found an endangered animal, not even a Snail.
They haven't found any seismic situations that might cause a broken oil line.
They haven't even found a site whose beauty might be sullied by such a pipeline.
Nope! They just want to study everything, just in case there is an issue that pops up that needs management.
And, the Bill has now affected the economy through; Federal worker reductions, reduced Medicare payments, and EPA standards on Boiler emissions, just to name a few of the little Boogers that they have attached to the underside of the bill that was supposed to help us, the middle-class Americans just get a decent tax break.
The Bill is HR 3630.
This is why i have these rants.
Our representatives in Congress, even when they have a clear and clean-cut issue that can help everyone in the middle class of America next year, just have to screw things up.
This, when they need to help us all with a continued tax reduction during this critical time for our country.
But, no, they play their petty games and do this to us all..
Now, I don't want to make any plant, animal, or anything else extinct. I don't want to endanger the environment, in any way.
But, when you intentionally attach such a volatile project onto one that we, the whole country needs approved, you are really telling us, the public, one thing.
CONGRESS REALLY DOESN'T UNDERSTAND!
They don't understand the true needs of the people.
They don't understand the state of our economic problems,
They don't understand how PISSED, we, the public, are with them.
END of RANT!


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

JOKE - A True Golfer

TRUE GOLFER  

He left home around 8:30am to play golf with his friends. On the way out the door, he answered his wife’s “What time will you be home?”

“Probably around 1:30 – I’ll have lunch at the club.”

1:30 came and went, 3:00 passed, 6:15, still not home, finally at about 7:00pm he rolls in the driveway, leaves his clubs in the garage, and presents his wife with a pizza, and begins the apologetic story.

"We finished our game about 12:30, had lunch and I started home, when alongside the road I saw this attractive girl with a flat tire on her car.

I stopped to help, got the tire changed, and looked around for a place to wash my hands.
She offered money, but I refused, so she suggested that I at least allow her to buy me a beer.

She said there's a tavern just up the road, and they have a restroom, you can clean up a bit.
 I agreed to stop, we had a beer, then another beer, then a couple more, and I realized that this girl was not only pretty, she was very friendly, and a good companion to spend time with.

Before I knew it, we were in the motel next door having sex.

And that is why I am so late getting home."

 His wife looked him right in the eye and said,
 "Don't bullshit me -- you played 36 holes, didn't you?
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