A Short Word About the Oscars

  1. I don’t blame Will Smith for hitting the guy. If I were in a similar situation, I’d do the same.
  2. The media made entirely too much of it. It would seem anyone who watches a few hours of news a day have seen the replay ten to fifteen times. That is about 8 or 9 times too many.
  3. The academy should take the hint. It has been decades since anyone has talked this much about the Oscar Awards. Maybe they should have 2 or 3 cage fights during the next awards featuring actors. At least one of the fights should be between women. It doesn’t much matter if they are real or not; it would do wonders for the ratings. It just shows to go, most everyone likes to see a good show or fight. It doesn’t really make much difference.
  4. They could sell DVRs of it showing various angles. It might have more success than their movies.
  5. Afterwards, everyone can go home and eat pizza as they all talk about it. That would be the best part.

Debris !

After our recent snow, our trees lost several limbs. In itself this wasn’t the half. Some of them, some of the biggest ones landed on my storage shed. What a mess. Oh, yes, a couple of them totally mutilated my gate, which cost me me $200 and a couple of afternoons.

The steel shed, though it is now useless, did protect everything inside from physical damage. I am now considering 3 or 4 options to replace it. The thing is, no matter, I must first remove the ton, literally, of debris on and around it.

I looked here and there for some assistance, but it is to small a disaster to call FEMA. It’s one of those in between things. It’d be, maybe better had it been worse. (Now figure that irony)

So, every now and then, when I feel like it and weather permits, I take my rake, shovel and electric chainsaw out and work until I can’t. At 72, that’s not long.

For those that think I’m complaining, I’m not.

I saw a middle-aged man shoveling debris in Ukraine. He has every right to complain. He has a right to complain about Putin and his army. He has a right to complain about politicians who can and should have helped, but are more concerned about climate change. He had a lot to complain about.

Instead, he goes about his task. He is possibly feeling the pains of loss of loved ones and/or friends. He might possibly be wishing someone had sent more weapons and planes. It is not likely, but possible he wished the dems hadn’t cheated on our election. Even he likely knows that there wouldn’t be a war if Trump had been in the Oval Office. He would know that because Putin waited for Biden. Only then was there war.

No, I don’t complain about a little weather. There are many things that are far worse.

I Have Decided to Do My Part

According to those in the Biden WH, we should do our part to save on energy usage. My first thought was “Forget it!”

Then I had second thoughts. I have a fantastic idea on how I can do my part. All I need do is go out and buy a horse and buggy. Being as I am retired, I could use it for 80 to 90% of my travel and my use the car for the rest.

Actually, better yet, I could sell my car and just rent an auto when I need it. It might save me a dollar or two.

Wait a minute. What am I thinking of? I can’t get a horse. I think they have laws against that sort of thing here in the city.

Oh, well. Guess I’ll have to settle on my car, at least until they change the law. And I would really like to get a horse. I like horses . It’s maybe better anyway. I’ve kinda gotten used to air conditioning and I don’t think I can put one on a buggy. The extension cord would be too long.

Diplomacy

They say war happens when diplomacy fails.

Well, guess what. Diplomacy failed.

It failed during Obama’s term now there is no more country of Crimea.

Diplomacy did not fail during Trump’s term. We know this because there was no war.

Diplomacy failed during Biden’s term…just a short time after his first year.

I wonder. Just how many more of these diplomacy failures are we going to have before Biden’s term is over? Maybe the next one will be that little island off the coast of China. Even now, Xi is likely making preparations.

As usual, I have an aside. While China is busy adding to their real estate, Putin just might go after one or two of the Bulkens or maybe Poland. Do you think Biden can actually deal with two diplomacy failures, or maybe three. Iran just might like the idea of making Biden juggle three disasters at once. It is not likely, but it’s possible, some would say probable.

A Word for Those Who Don’t Know the Difference Between Men and Women

It would seem there are those who simply cannot tell the difference between men and women. It sort of exposes their lack of basic intelligence. Now let me think about it a little. I’m pretty sure I had a good idea about it all by the time I was 4, certainly by 5.

I don’t remember anyone saying anything. I’m not sure but maybe I figured it out all by myself. Now, it would seem we have people who hold college degrees who can’t tell the difference. It seems they want to allow men in women’s rooms and let men compete with women. Now! Tell me that makes sense!

If they really need help, I will be glad to help them. Though I barely made it through high school, I do believe I know that much about biology.

Then again, I don’t think biology is their problem but politics. It would seem that they are biased by their desires to destroy our way of life.

As for my guess as to how to set them straight, let them compete… by themselves. After going to a few swim meets without competition, they just might decide they’ve had enough of an ego trip. Also those who have forgotten the differences between the sexes might regain their memory, although I don’t have much faith in that happening. We just might have to wait for a conservative to take up residence in the White House. It would seem only Republicans have knowledge about that part of biology.

Supplying Our Needs

Some folks seem to think that Old Joe Biden just doesn’t know how to manage supplying things. They point to all the ships waiting to dock in Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. I guess they do have something of a point.

However, he is really good at supplying the important things. I understand he just almost managed to get a terrorist into the US the other day. No telling how many he managed to bring in before. Then of course there are the drugs. He is bringing drugs into the country in record quantities. It is a shame they are causing record death instead of the help that President Trump managed.

Then there is the disease he has managed to bring into the US. While he pretends to care about reducing the China Virus, he has brought thousands of cases north, just so he fire people who don’t want the vaccine. (Maybe he could reduce the cases more by testing those entering by the border.)

By the way, he just almost brought two people in who had TB. They tested positive at the border. I wonder just how many people would just love an epidemic of TB right in the middle of everything else. Perhaps he would just love to see TB or some similar disease break out in some big major hospital.

I don’t think I like this occupier of the oval office, him or his cohort. What’s his name now? Oh, yes. Fauci. He seems to be the one who managed to help him win the election without speaking hardly a word to the public. Both of them ought to be in prison.

Speaking of prison, it would seem that he also brought a few of his friends north, the type who belong in prison. This of course he does while saying we commoners have no need of guns. The police will protect us, the police who he and his friends virtually destroyed.

I’m Confused

If colleges continue to shut down for China virus, I can’t imagine anyone paying tuition to go to college if they won’t be able to go to college.

On the other hand, it is pretty profitable to charge young men and women to remain home. Moreover, that would save dorm fees. It also has the advantage of having Mom do the laundry and such.

Another drawback the students would have is they might get stuck with the old daily chores.

Enough . The bottom line question is, “Will they learn anything? “

Of course not. We are, after all referring to American colleges. Why should we expect them to teach anything other than socialism and how to demonstrate?

Looting is Looting is Looting

Suddenly, we learn that the word, Looting is racist. The fact of the matter is that the true meaning of the word has been relatively consistent since I first heard the word roughly 60 years ago.

Okay. Fine. Let’s call it something else, like outright theft and destruction. Regardless what it is called, it is taking that which doesn’t belong to them, often accompanied with assault, sometimes accompanied with personal injury.

Regardless what it is called, it’s still wrong and it is still Looting. It drives business from the area. My best guess is that the looters are far from local so they could care less if the local people have to drive 20 miles to the closest Walgreens.

Though the looters may not realize it, they are figuratively shooting themselves in the foot.

Then, why should I bother to explain. Those who will understand already know. Those who don’t understand are so simple that they will never get it. It is likely well beyond their capability of understanding.

In the end, they do the work of our enemies and cause incalculable damage to their neighbors. And by the way, they hand the police an excuse, not a reason, to use excessive force. Besides all this, they leave the world a worse place.

You ever notice the businesses in the bad parts of town put steal bars on the windows and employ armed guards. Does anybody really want to live in a neighborhood where the bars are used to keep the criminals out.

Bottom line, after all is said and done, the dictionary meaning likely will never change. The looters will still be looters no matter what they are called.

To expect anything different is crazy nuts and contains more fantasy than my book by that title, “Crazy Nuts. “

Why Dems Are Utter Failures

To be sure dems can run governments well. The problem arises when they need to deal with businesses or run a fighting force. They simply cannot comprehend profits. They do not realize the importance of destroying the opponent’s will to fight.

I think they lack the reality that businesses that don’t make a profit don’t survive. They honestly beleave that the purpose of a business is to supply jobs and distribute paychecks.

The concept that an army exists to kill and destroy the enemy before they kill or capture us is totally foreign them. They seem to think it’s purpose is to provide social engineering. When they make rules for the military, they pay little or no attention to how it will affect their ability to fight.

Moreover, the thought that any country might want to take us over seems oblivious to them.

This is all likely due to their never running a business or held a command under combat or even under training. Then again, they just might have slept through their history classes. Let’s face it;history is full of stuff like that.

Pets? Investments?

A number of years ago, someone came up with a brilliant idea that I wish I had – pet rocks. He went out and collected some rocks he thought had the right shape and cleaned them up. Then he painted eyes, nose and mouths on them. Then, of all things, he had the nerve to sell them as the perfect pets. He spoke of all the advantages. They were easy to take care of. They didn’t complain when you forget to walk or feed them. They don’t stain the carpet or jump up on you. They don’t bark or whimper all night… etc, etc and so forth.

Oddly, people bought them by the millions. Can you imagine that people bought something you can go out and pick up off the ground. I have no idea how much he made off the idea but it was far more than I did and he didn’t work nearly as hard.

It just goes to show, you don’t need to find things people need. All you need is just the right gimmick. You come up with the right idea, no matter how ridiculous and then, instantly, you’re a millionaire.

Ridiculous as the above is, someone came out with something even more absurd, a coin that neither exist nor has any intrinsic value. The things now sell for roughly $50 grand and they simply don’t exists except inside a bunch of servers. If those computers burp, a bunch of folks will lose a bunch of money and there will be no way to recover it. I don’t think I would even think twice about investing a dime in such a thing. I worked around computers most of my life and I found there are to many things that make them burp.

Personally, I think those that bought the pet rocks had more sense. At least they had something to show for their purchase.

Then again, maybe some of those buying the non-existent coins have less than lawful reasons for making such an investment. Also, those who sell the coins might realize it. I don’t know. Just guessing.