Saturday, September 13, 2014

STOP THE WORLD



Well it's okay to murder babies
But we really ought to save the whales
We're putting criminals in office
Cause it's way too crowded in the jails
T.V. is our teacher now
The schools are overrun by thugs
And children skip their innocence
and graduate to sex and drugs
Right is wrong and wrong is right
White is black and black is white
I think I just lost my appetite
Stop the world I want to get off

Stop the world
I want to get off
This is too weird for me
Stop the world
I want to get off
I get the definite impression
That this isn't how it's meant to be
     No, no

Fear is taking over
Anxiety is on the rise
Well you can feel it in the air
You can see it in your neighbor's eyes
The working man is desperate
He can't support his family
And we could pull the nation
Out of debt for what
We spend on locks and keys
And even suburbia is under attack
They're all buying handguns
Trying to fight back
There's a vigilante picnic
In the cul de sac
Stop the world I want to get off

Stop the world
I want to get off
This is too weird for me
Stop the world
I want to get off
I've just got to find a planet
Where they're interested in sanity
     Hey yeah

I wish I had some spaceman gear
I swear I'd fly away from here
I cry to God this fervent prayer
"Oh, please, just take me anywhere
Don't leave me here"

We take our loftiest intentions
And engrave them all neatly in stone
And once they're safely up there
We'd prefer that they just leave us alone
Cause it's the law of the jungle
With distinctly carnivorous vibes
Yeah, we may dress up in tuxedos
But we function like Germanic tribes
It's the age old sin in a modern day
From the club of Cain to the laser ray
But now we can blow everybody away
Stop the world I want to get off

Stop the world
I want to get off
This is too weird, a little too weird
Stop the world
I want to get off
I've just got to find a planet
Well I've just got to find a planet
Got to find a planet where
They're interested in sanity

yeah, yeah
Somebody stop the world
Ooh yeah
Somebody stop the world

Written By Randy Stonehill
© Copyright 1984 by Stonehillian Music &
     Word Music (a division of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unconstitutional Usurpation of Power.

"ISIL (Islamic State in the Levant) IS NOT ISLAMIC. "
I first heard it from a moron on television last night, telling me what is and isn’t a religion.


Since when is that his job?

The Catholic Church is not Catholic, either, eh?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What’s the tee time in Estonia?

I mean, Really.

Update.
I just read this elsewhere:
Does the presidential limo have an “I’d rather be golfing” bumper sticker?
Because that would be funny.


I got to use the Tee Time line on the radio:
Listen here.

I mean, if you want to.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Finally

Last year I had issues with getting my boat on the water.
Lotsa rain, high winds, work and social demands kept me from putting out until this time last year.
By that time, the humidity in the air and the ethanol in my gasoline combined to stop my boat motor from running.
I figured I needed a carb rebuild, and decided I'd do it over the winter.
The bitter cold winter hindered me from heating the garage to work on the boat motor I had put in there.
In the spring, a thaw caused a pipe to burst in my family room.
The insurance hired a company to store my goods during repairs.
The goods came back, before I was done.
They went in my garage, blocking access to the motor.
Now I couldn't even send it out for repair.

A few weeks ago, I finished the room.
Then started to unpack the garage.
Then put the motor on the boat and took it to a repair shop.
I got it back Monday.
I still had stuff to do to get it in the water.
The tongue jack on the trailer had broken, the boat had to be washed, and I wanted to replace the propeller.
I agonized over buying a different style propeller than I normally used. I had over heard the prop shop owner (Proper Propellers) talking to another prospective customer and realized I wanted the four blade over the three blade.
AFTER I make the purchase, he says, if I'm not happy, I can exchange it. That would have saved me a lot of deliberation.

Today we took it out.
We actually had to turn around from the launch when I remembered that I had not replaced the safety bolts that kept the motor from flying off the back of the boat, an event that had occurred to me twenty years ago, after having done a ring job and piston replacement over the winter.

Thank God I was reminded.

So we went back again, put in and my son called.
He and my grandson were out on that lake!
We met them on the water and watched while they tubed.
That new prop was worth it.
Seems impossible,  but I gained power taking off AND top end!

All in all, it was an enjoyable experience.
I hope we can do it again a few more times this year.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Handle a Barbaric Religion/Political Entity

I'm reading Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith..., which was recommended to me by Z at Geezblog.

This book is the autobiography of a Christian missionary.
In it she relates about being surrounded by a people that worshipped a false god.
That cruelly executed Christians and westerners by the sword.
That raped, tortured and enslaved westerners.
That took explosive laden vehicles and blew themselves up to destroy westerners.

Sound familiar?

And the thing that stopped these people was the dropping of nuclear weapons on them, including "innocent" civilians.

The shock visited upon these people caused them to totally rethink their position, and today, they are allies of the United States and defenders of democracy in their part of the world.
And they gave up their belief in that false god, the emperor.

Granted, we had to nation build for a while.
But the nation we rebuilt was from scratch, not a patch job.

I once attended a seminar in a plant I worked at, and it was to motivate he union employees to reconsider their attitudes towards the workplace.
A major theme was that change often only comes with great trauma.
Illness, loss of income, loss of a loved one, loss of employment.

I think some of the Arab World deserves a little trauma about now.