Good morning everyone...
This past week there have been some items in the news that have weighed heavily on my mind. I can sum it up with..."BP...what in the hell are you thinking?"
This large conglomerate of people, interested only in making money, have orchestrated a disaster of Biblical proportions. There are more and more people being affected by the greedy (and incompetent) actions of these oil executives. Will we see CEO's being fired (or even taking a paycut). I think not. Will we see many idle shrimp boats along the coast? I believe we will. Will the greedy oil people bring in cheap labor from 3rd world countries to clean this up? Watch and see. I realize the American government does not have the expertise to clean this up, but how about we seize this company, under one of those wonderful laws we have, and let the government execs direct the "oil experts" in the cleanup. Lets also take the salaries of the "oil execs" and a bunch of the profits and put the affected people along the coast line on BP's payroll (benefits included).
I am sure I will have more to say on this in the future.
The past week of work has been hectic. Business seems to be doubled for me.
The house is coming along just fine. Rose bushes planted in the yard. Jackie is very pleased to have them in the ground. Here is something for those of you that know her...ask her about her cucumber plants. She is still pissed about that. She told me she needs a new gun (or slingshot).
I am ready to grab a boat and head down the lake at Beech Fork. Summer is upon us and I have the urge to be on the water. I might even try to catch a fish or two.
Here you go, Ginger...
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little and get your hair cut and we'll talk about it."
After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father's study where his father said, "Son, I've been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your Bible diligently, but you didn't get your hair cut!"
The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair...."
To which his father replied,"Yes, and they walked everywhere"
Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills.