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Economic Situation Is Totally Fucked Up

November 16, 2012 // Posted in Future, Living, Money, People, Shopping, Travel (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Economic Situation Is Totally Fucked Up

Today we toured a manufacturing plant that had been shut down by their home office and put up for sale. The building is fucking huge and was used to mill cotton. Since the southern states produce an incredible amount of cotton, it made sense years ago to locate the mills close to where the raw materials were produced. However, the rising cost of American labor is the reason the company shut down this plant.

One of the big distractions for a new buyer interested in this former cotton mill property is that all the mill equipment was left sitting on the production floor. This shit is massive and had to be incredibly expensive to put into place. It is large, heavy and complicated to configure and maintain. Supposedly there is not much of a market for used equipment like this. It find it strange that the company found it cheaper and easier to buy brand fucking new equipment for the new plant facility they built in Mexico than to break down and move this shit to the new plant. It was easier to just walk away from the existing crap and leave it here for the new owner to deal with disposing of it. Once again, this is an example of how the world’s economic situation is totally fucked up.

 

The World’s Gone Crazy

October 10, 2012 // Posted in Future, Internet, Living, Movies, People, Thoughts (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on The World’s Gone Crazy

Last night I somehow ended up on a website that actually lists what the prisoners on Death Row request for the last meal before being executed. What a creepy site that was, I can’t imagine why people would want to spend their time and effort compiling information like that. And some of the links off of that site were pretty odd also, not the type of shit that I would want to spend my time reading about, that is for sure.

It just fucking amazes me what excites and interests people. I don’t mind a good horror story, but I can do without watching one at the movies. I really don’t get what the fuck people get out of this shit. Give me a good comedy or an old fashioned love story any day. The world is full of violence and total madness and to think that there are people out there capitalizing on this type of violence just drives me crazy.

And now that we can find and see just about anything we can think of on the Internet I don’t think that we have any boundaries left. And don’t even get me started on all things that are going on with the ever increasing use of Facebook. I’ll save that for another day.

A Good Old Fashioned Kick In The Ass

October 1, 2012 // Posted in Living, People, Thoughts (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on A Good Old Fashioned Kick In The Ass

Back in the day, it used to be that the only time and place a kid would/could get a sticker as a reward for good behavior was either at school or the doctor’s and dentist’s office. But now a days I am seeing all kinds of stores that are handing them out and not necessarily as a reward for good behavior, they are handing them out a lot of times just to get the fucking bratty kid to shut up or to stop the crying or the tantrum that they are experiencing, which to me is just plain wrong. And I don’t think that I’m the only one that feels this way.

Now don’t get me wrong, I usually love kids, but I despise the little shits that are not trained to behave themselves while in a public place and it really gets my goat when they haven’t been taught to say the magic words of please and thank you.  For the most part I blame the parents but sometimes they are just plain BAD kids no matter what the parents say and do, but that is something that their parents need to address. Sometime a good old fashioned kick in the ass can works wonders.

 

 

I Am Going To Vote

September 25, 2012 // Posted in Future, Living, Money, People, Shopping (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on I Am Going To Vote

I was raised and have always lived by the motto “never pay full price for anything”, as many of us have and this policy is spreading like wildfire all throughout the country. With the economy not getting any better, in fact it is getting worse for all the people that I know and love. It’s so bad that I actually can’t think of a single soul that I know that is doing OK, much less doing all right or doing well, or even getting better mind you. That just really sucks. I’d give anything to have a conversation with someone that is on the positive side, but right they are full of sorrow and heartache all thanks to our government, thank you very much!

This fucking election is really getting folks stirred up. I don’t even go onto Facebook anymore because of all the bull shit and mud slinging that is going on there concerning the election. I have been struggling with deciding who to vote for this November. I am hoping that the up and coming televised debates will help me make a decision by then. Both parties have good and bad in them and as far as I’m concerned they are both full of shit. I hate having to decide which is the lessor of two evils. It just doesn’t seem right to me. But I am going to vote, I promise you that.

Halloween

September 12, 2012 // Posted in Eating Out, Healthy, Home, Living, Outdoors, People, Thoughts, Travel (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Halloween

With Halloween coming up here soon I’ve been thinking about many of the Halloween festivities of my youth. My own memories of Halloween are really of all the great fun, year after year as I was growing up in the suburbs on the east coast. We lived in an established neighborhood and the parents didn’t worry about letting the kids head out to go door to door for the night. We had to eat dinner first – it was always at 6:00 pm sharp. Then we bolted out the door to catch up with our friends and we had to be home before 10. We never had any trouble with other kids or any fucking perverts. It was always a lot of fun back in the day. We weren’t really thrilled with getting an apple put in our trick or treat bags, but at least we were not afraid to eat the damn thing for fear of a razor blade or some other type of shit being hidden in it.

Things have sure changed. There is no fucking way I would allow my kids to go out on their own, that is if I had any kids, which I don’t.  If they went out, I’d be right there along side with them. I worry about perverts but worry more about gangs of teens and even shootings in some parts of town. I’d walk the streets with my kids and carry the flashlight, and I’d stay at the end of the driveway to let them go to the door on their own. But we all would most definitely go out together and stay together the entire time, and if we don’t know who lives in the house we would just walk on by.