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“Just One of Those Days”

I went for a ride last Friday…First I went to my local library to pick up an Anita Shrive book on cassette I ordered. It was written in 1989. She is the best and I have read all her books…As I was leaving the library, I thought, now where I am going? Then I thought about a certain kind of candy I like at a certain chain store…Plus I had a 5 dollar coupon. As you know I don’t advertise so I won’t say the name of the store or the candy. So off I went heading in that direction. This is a story about how I let fate take me where it wanted me to go…I went to that store and they didn’t have what I wanted so I thought, what next?….I said, the hell with it and decided to go home…Here is where gets odd…Something happened and I thought, I think I’ll do just the opposite and go to a store of the same name, in another town near by. The car headed that way. I was steering but I was doing the opposite of what I wanted…It was an odd feeling, doing something that had no plan. It was like I was outside myself watching myself do this…In my mind I thought, go with it and let it happen just to see what happens next… I did and I ended up talking to the sales girl in the other store who told me that they don’t stock the candy anymore…I said why? You can’t keep the ben full, you keep selling out. I makes sense to double the order, just to have enough… She gave the typical salesgirl, duh, like I don’t know, I just work here shoulder shrug, and I left…I sat in the car and then it occurred to me not to give up. So against the way I was feeling I or I should say the car headed for the next closest store which is about 20 miles away…Off I went down through to bowels of Bank St. New London, across the Gold Star bridge to Groton Connecticut…I found the store I was looking for and of coarse they didn’t have what I wanted so I made a decision and bought my second and third favorite kind of candy. Total price with the 5 dollar coupon. .50 cents…I grinned and sales girl gave me a funny look. I know for sure that this sale cost them money… I left and walked to the other side of the parking lot where I usually park and sat in the car wondering where it was going to take me next.. It wasn’t long before it decided to take me to Mystic Connecticut. Remember the movie “Mystic Pizza“? That’s the one…Remember the scene with “Julia Roberts” standing on the that bridge? Well, they are working on that bridge now so don’t go there. Even during the week there is a lot of traffic…I managed to get across that famous bridge and the car headed to Stonington…Remember the movie with “George Clooney“, “The Perfect Storm”? Well the car went past that boat yard and took a left through the woods and I ended up at Mystic Aquarium. I don’t know why but I grabbed my camera and took a chilly walk around a nearly vacant Mystic Village….Later I had lunch at one of the tourist trap restaurants. I felt sorry for the cute young waitress with the nice smile so I left her a good tip…I just did the opposite of what I thought about. I only took two pictures of nothing. The empty streets of the village…I didn’t even go the Aquarium…Years ago I took kids there on field trips more than a few times and there is something about fish in a barrel I don’t like.. …It really felt like I was standing by looking at myself do things…I didn’t make mistakes and I knew what was happening, it was just where I found myself and I let it happen…It was one of those days….

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Someone sent this to me…

Warren Buffett, in a recent  interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
“I could  end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a  law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of  GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.  The 26th amendment (granting the  right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days  to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971… before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.  Of  the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or  less to become the law of the land… all because of public pressure.”
Warren Buffet is asking each  addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*
1. No Tenure / No Pension.  A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.  All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote  themselves a pay raise.   Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!  If  you agree with the above, cut and paste it and pass it on.
Please keep it going.

“Its About Choices”

Am I supposed to care or just feel bad? Example….There is an earthquake in some obscure place in the world. Do they want money or American foreign aid is my first thought? The first thing that happens is people go on TV asking for donations from an already cash poor American public..…Yet you know that sooner or later a lot of those poor people will end up here in the United States on some kind of Federal aid or Welfare…Why can’t the countries around the world take care of themselves? Why can’t they take care of their own people? Are their leaders so corrupt that they steal all the money from their taxes including the aid we send them. They know, “Acts of God” will happen! Aren’t they prepared for this? Why do we have to interfere? Why do we have to pay? This isn’t 1776 anymore, It’s a whole other ballgame. Every once and a while lets say to these morons! Sorry dudes, you are going to have to handle this catastrophe all by yourself. Or you can call the Arabs, they have all the United States money you will ever need! Maybe they will feed your poor and homeless…Remember, Gas and heating oil is $4.00 a gallon here. I don’t see anybody caring very much about that except for the people trying suck more money from us……..A Millionaire race car driver crashes and dies…Care or not? He knew his life was on the line…It was his choice to go, now think about this! Going 225 MPH and guess what? Right, to make more money…Don’t shed too many tears.. Life is about choices!……That American guy swimming with Sharks in Australia dies, attacked and eaten by a Great White…Good for the Great white…That’s a classic example of someone with no brains swimming in shark invested water DUH….Now those revenge seekers and morons that are going Shark Hunting to kill the beautiful shark for doing what comes natural… Do I sound insensitive?…My God I hope so…That was my intention.…The Race car driver and shark man deserve what happened to them…… MJ’s Doctor was hired and was paid $150,000 a year by MJ just to give him intravenous drugs. Why? Because MJ had enough money to do that. He said, “He couldn’t sleep“….I say, maybe his wig was too tight…. Should I feel bad or care what happens to that drug dealer doctor or even care what happened to the IV drug addicted singer…Don’t you realize what happened, was inevitable? Choices remember? Anybody that uses drugs like that will die before his or her time…Like the guy swimming with Sharks….That is the most stupid thing I have ever seen…His Dad must be so proud of raising a perfect moron…My dad used to say “Lorenzo, be careful out there this is a dog eat dog world” That is so true….Your corrupt political leaders don’t care here in the United States! Its all about taking your money, anyway possible, anyway they can…Why should we care about what happens around the world. As it is now Americans are used and abused because we allow it to happen. The Occupy protesters are doing the right thing…Its all about the GREED….And the Corporate Bastards play it down, like the protesters are just nuisance.…Think about this! I mean really, really think! Say this out loud!…..FOUR DOLLARS a gallon for gas for your car. That is the biggest rip-off and scam in the world. All the while, that fool of a President just looks the other way…….I don’t know who in God’s name can go on paying for that, plus buy food, pay the rent make house payments and pay for heat. On top of all that raise a family. Its just like sheep going to slaughter…That’s the only way I can describe it! It is impossible, it will never get better…When we stand up for our rights we are told by the corrupt Politian’s and Lawyers and believe me, most of them are corrupt, to be nice and pay…Well, I promise you… I am not fooled by anything that is going on! Am I skeptical? You bet I am! Of everything…The crooks cannot fool me…I feel sad for those folks that choose to live like that but I will and it will be my pleasure to let go so I don’t feel bad and I will look the other way…Its about choices….

I realize I am using the word Bastard a lot lately and I apologize for that…

“You Only Live Once Sex“

Hey, I’m not trying impress anybody. Well, only just a little bit…I‘m really just trying to take my friend out to dinner like I do all the time. During the Columbus day holiday that young girlfriend I talked in a past post came to my house for the long weekend…I decided to take her to my favorite restaurant. Its where I take all my dinner companions. Its in Westbrook Connecticut at a place called “Westbrook Lobster”. What else would it be called? Again, in a past post I mentioned that this was a great place and I always order the Sea Scallops. Well guess what? I did order the Scallops….They had no Sea Scallops…I had to order something else. Needless to say I was disappointed, who wouldn’t be?…OK, we were done eating so I thought we could have some nice after dinner conversation over some Decaf coffee…Would you believe? No Decaf coffee…Now, at this point I can’t believe this is happening…I was sort of upset because my favorite restaurant didn’t have what I wanted, I mean can you blame me?…. The service was terrible because there were only three waitresses for the whole place and it was filled to capacity. Normally I wouldn’t complain about that but c’mon… It will be a while before I go back there…Well, after a long moon lit walk on the beach we finally got home and we went to bed…I will say the rest of the evening went very well. If you know what I mean. We had what I call, “You only live once sex“…Hey, give me a break, I had to say that…The next morning we went to breakfast at the Yankee Clipper restaurant near my house in Niantic. Well, I’m not happy about that either. Lousy service and only two sausages instead of three with my eggs…I know I’m complaining again but these days with the prices we are paying for things I expect and should get the best food and service… The only good part of the weekend was, I was with her and I have some great memories.

“Occupy Protesters”

Comment…..I pick different city’s everyday. Today its Cincinnati ….Keep in mind this is happening all over the country… The press downplays all this Occupy stuff like the people are nothing and its just another event…I WILL SAY IT OUT LOUD….They ignore everything…Obama is still printing money…Having a good job these days is working in a fast food restaurant…Gas is still $4.00 a gallon. The cost of Heating oil this winter is around $3.70 to $4.00 per gallon. Illegals are lining up for their welfare checks and our taxes still going up…All our crooked politicians are just grinning and smiling denying all responsibly and pocketing all those Millions of dollars of “Donations” …Its like they just don’t care…They don’t even pretend to care…Someone might want to find out who donates to these “Bastards” and what they get for donating? Personally, I hope this protesting goes on forever and they become a huge thorn in their sides…How long will it be before the Swat teams, AKA police officers start shooting people?

“The Way it Was”

    

I lived in Norwich Connecticut before and when they built the first Casino…It  was in the days when people used to smile and wave when you drove by…I grew to love living in Norwich.  Route 2 was quiet except for summer beach traffic. Norwich had its usual (normal) problems and I knew everybody…The Greenville section was still there. Remember the Green Church? Remember Mohegan park and the kids Zoo that was there? You know the one. Wasn’t there a murder in Mohegan park not to long ago?  Its not the same but the park still there and the Zoo is gone. Its like there is nothing left. It’s a dead place. All those little communities around Norwich have been gutted. Today Norwich is a shell of what it used to be because of  the Casino’s greed and gambling addiction…There is literally nothing left except crime. Remember all the promises the politicians made? Here is the best part, I knew this was going to happen!

“You Will Never Know”

I realize I haven’t been posting lately…Its because I haven’t feeling well. Its nothing physical. Well, almost nothing, I did pull a muscle in my right arm…I am not used to all that aggravation and pain…Mostly I just haven’t been myself. Its hard to explain. It’s a cross between, feeling sorry for myself, anger and not giving a rats ass about much of anything. Its about giving advice and control and wanting to fix the world…I had to stop watching TV news and focus on just NFL football and movies on the commercial free internet…I noticed that during the hurricane when we lost power a while ago. I did miss the news as far as the weather goes but now I think it’s the craziness of our society and people that is bothering me the most. No comment on that…I do allow myself three posts or less per day on Google Blogger http://tyler306.blogspot.com/ but that is mostly about corruption…I won’t allow myself to delve into other things….In personal news…I found myself in the position of dating a much younger woman….I know what you are thinking but I know what I am doing, so far…I’m talking “Much younger” like, “really she is too young for you Lar”, young. If you know what I mean…No, don’t ask….All and all, it’s the things that are happening here and around world that are bothering me the most…Please believe me, it was never like it is these days.. They try to convince you this is good but its not…Its really, really bad out there! ….Its, I wasn’t brought up this way, bad….…I feel sad for all the people that will suffer because of the decisions being made…The young kids and not so young kids of today will never ever know what life is really all about….

“Open the Facilities at City Hall”

On this protesting around the country and around the world ….Its clear to me that the people are upset and angry. Yet, its business as usual. Its like they are saying, “I wish these fools would stop so we could go on stealing as usual” The news, NBC, CBS, ABC should be on the scene with hourly reports like in Libya and Egypt. Its like they just don’t care! I guess they need more violence. Let bullets start flying. I’ll bet it would be more than a just “Matter of fact” thing then….Who owns the park in New York?How do you get to own a City park? Who do you pay to get a City park? What kind of rules do you have to bend to own a park? That’s strange and it doesn’t sound good at all? Needless to say I don‘t trust any of those Bastards… Worried about the health of the protesters? C’mon, city officials you can do better than that…Ban sleeping bags? Hey, Mayor who thought of that? You are beginning to look like a loser… I know what you can do if you are worried about the Health of the protesters. Open the men’s room and ladies rooms at the Wall street offices and City hall…

“Just Text The Slave”

The societies are divided now. Its like we are living life in this order….The rich and poor…The rich who seem like they are totally oblivious to your problems and drive around in their big cars and the poor who barely scrape along with a junky car and a menial job and welfare or no job at all. Its like there is no middle class. The rich who fly around in their corporate jets and the poor, if they lucky enough to get a loan to have enough money to be almost stripped searched before they get on a expensive crowded passenger jet. In a sense there are no slaves but think about it…The rich who are catered to and waited on and the people who do it. No, they are not called “Slaves” but if you really think about it?

“Your Kids Are a Reflection of You”

Is it me? Am I the only one that finds the new television season distasteful and unpleasant because of profanity and the use of words that are, to say the least clinical and not in the least bit funny. I don’t think using the words Penus or Vagina is funny. What is going on? Is this today’s morality? Is it shock value. Is it to provoke children into having sex? What is the reasoning behind this stupidity? Is it to get viewers to watch television so they will watch commercials? Is this the way people talk these days? Hey dude! My Penus is sore from having sex with your girlfriend….Huh,…Sweetie, I went to the doctor and he said the rash on my Vagina was because of your boyfriend. Did he give you a rash?…… Is that supposed to be funny? I can’t imagine my daughter asking me, Daddy what’s a Penus? Those are clinical words. No one really says that or do they?…I notice the profanity (swearing or cursing for those who don’t know what profanity is) has increased also. I think swearing on television is like swearing in mixed company. Most of those swear words are not funny or in the least bit descriptive. I knew a F-100 pilot who uttered the words, “Ah Shit” just before he ejected from his aircraft at 15,000 feet. Now that’s descriptive. Only certain kinds of people swear. The lower class or people that were brought up poor talk like that. The kids that have one parent have a tendency to talk like that. People with underlying anger or fear talk like that. People with minimal education talk like that. Using inappropriate language or cursing gives people around you the impression that you are not too bright. Or as I like to say, not the brightest bulb on the tree. Try going for a day without using profanity. Set a good example for your kids, they learn by example. They are a reflection of you. How many times have you seen a kid behaving badly and wonder where his parents were or who they are?….

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