No More Fossil Fuels

Actually it’s easy. We were surviving without fossil fuels long ago. Before coal, we used wood. Before kerosene lamps, we used oil we got from whales. At one time, we used fat from animals to make candles.

It might seem strange to some, but we used to run trains off wood. Even today, some race cars use burn alcohol. If we want to devote over half our farm land to growing corn, maybe our regular cars could burn alcohol too. I have heard it burns cleaner than gasoline.

Then too, alcohol could also be used to power generation stations. Then again we could go back 2000 years and burn olive oil. That would make the olive farmers happy.

When I was a kid, I really liked riding my bicycle but I only had a few miles to go to school. I’m afraid I would not have been able to peddle 40 miles to work the last decade before my retirement. I guess I might have taken a bus but for three things. The nearest bus was 10 miles from my house. I worked nights when busses didn’t run. Finally, the bus routes didn’t work for me.

Besides, if I relied on a bus, it would mean using that horribly fossil fuel.

Some folks had the bright idea of using the atom. That was going well until 3 mile island… the there was the horrible tragedy in Japan, the earthquake followed by the tsunami. If you’ll excuse the expression, it’s made many a little gun shy.

I sort of like the idea of going back to horses. But I really don’t think many would like the smelly dirty streets. Well, maybe we could use the maneuver to generate gas.

But we can’t do that. That is natural gas… not a fossil fuel but basically the same thing, only not as old.

This Time, I Actually Agree With Joe

It is a real rarity. It occurs less frequently than a blue moon but I actually agree with someone he said. A recession is possibly avoidable.

The trick is that he must act quickly. 1st he must do all he can to produce as much domestic oil as we can. This will remove about 20 percent of the cause of inflation.

2nd, stop printing money. By the, it is important to remember that increasing credit has the same results of printing money. It increases the spending of the public

3rd, shut down the border and send the illegal back. It cost lots to support them at every level.

4th, strp the senseless regulations. The only ones that truly benefit from them are larger corporations and the lawyers that work for them.

5th, stop pushing that green stuff.

Finally, stop taxing all those who actually make things so much. In the end taxes impede and even drive business and productivity away. Both decrease employment.

In other words, stop messing things up.

Considering the above, we may as well pray and start bracing for the worst.

3 Questions About the Shootings

  1. If all of our schools had fifteen foot walls around them, would the shootings continue? To be sure, they would feel more like a prison than a place to learn. On the other hand, they just may appear to be a place to warehouse children.
  2. If all the staff of any school were trained and armed. If this were made known to one and all, just what would be the chances that any of that staff would need their training?
  3. How many schools, how many teachers teach their students the difference between humans and animals?

One other thing I wonder. Just what percentage of democrats known the difference between humans and animals. Then again, how many of the dem leaders care.

OH NO! Sound the Alarms

it is now conceivable that Twitter just might allow the truth to get out so that one and all will be able to see and read it. This might be worse for the woke than getting the feds out of our schools. Who knows, it might get out that we have a marionette occupying the Oval Office.

Disaster, it may get out that we are being invaded on the Mexican border. Now, where will we get cheap labor? How can the FOCs steal elections? Oh,by the way, the voters just might find out about the stolen election and all those still illegally locked up from January 6 for over a year without charges.

IIt’s panic in the White House. I’m not referring Joe. He’s oblivious to all of it. The ones hitting the panic buttons are the master puppeteers.

Worthless Laws

A number of years ago, we, as a nation made it illegal to make or drink alcoholic beverages. That did not work out so well. The fact of the matter is, it caused far more problems than it fixed. Moreover, the only ones that stopped drinking were those who obeyed the law. The rest, those who had little or no regard for the law kept drinking.

To make matters worse, the criminal element started making money from the law. Some made the alcohol. Some smuggled it, in some cases in rowboats. Guess what, those guys with the little boats ended up making a fortune. It seemed they could still make the stuff in Canada, but only for export. In other words, the Canadians were making a bundle of money off the law, and I am sure it was not by accident.

It was a well-meaning law. If they had managed to dry up the country, it likely would have done a lot of good. However, good or bad, the law was worthless.

And now Joe wants to pass another useless law. He wants to outlaw ghost guns. Certainly, it is well-meaning, just as prohibition. However, it is just as useless; maybe less. Nowadays, we have the internet. Anyone who knows how to surf the web and has a few machinic skills can quickly start making guns in his basement, just as those who made gin in bathtubs.

Moreover, there is nothing stopping people from making them in Canada, Mexico or South America and smuggling them, maybe in rowboats or sailboats. I don’t think I am suggesting anything new. Indeed, there are likely those waiting for the opportunity. Then they can make their money off the ghost gun law just as effectively as the mobs made their money off the booze.

I do have two real suggestions that just might work better than the useless laws. First, and most important, enforce the laws they currently have. May I remind one and all, this means those who murder with or without guns. You might note, some have used hammers or baseball bats.

Secondly, don’t make it so hard to buy and use guns in self-defense.

It is not a perfect solution. Nothing ever is. However, making guns illegal is going to only ensure that us regular citizens will have no defense when those who do have guns show up in our Living rooms uninvited.

Incidentally, do we really want to spend all our tax dollars trying to enforce a worthless law?

A Matter of the Right Direction

For those unable to remember, all trends were to the good during President Trump’s term. Ever since Joe took over, it’s all been heading south. People have lost jobs. People have died. Inflation and crime seem to be the only things going up, which, by the way is not good.

All those, men, women and dead who voted for Joe really should be ashamed of themselves. Then again, I wonder if it’s possible for anything to make them ashamed, especially the dead.

Sometimes I am Funny, Really

When standing in line at a fast food place, the young woman behind the counter asked me if I was going to tell a joke.

That kind of set me back on my heels. I have told my share of jokes, but while in a line waiting to order my food, I generally respect those behind me enough so that I don’t waste their time telling jokes. I can’t remember exactly what I said, but I did want to know why she asked. It seems I reminded her of an uncle who was always telling jokes.

To this I replied, “Mostly, I am only funny when I’m not trying.”

It was, I guess a little irony, because she seemed to know exactly what I meant. It was about the best laugh I ever got anywhere. I mean, generally, I do something or say something that makes people laugh. Some people get paid for that, you know. The problem is that it is not usually done or said to be funny.

Really, I don’t mind so much, usually. However, it is a shame I can’t get those wonderful laughs while I am trying.