Monday, March 28, 2011

Politicking For th Next Six Weeks.

What am I doing up at 5:AM? And to top it off, I look out the window, and the ground is white. Maybe that happens every night, and by the time I get up at 7:AM, it is all gone. We'll see at 7:AM. While I was drinking my coffee, I looked out and it was still there.

The first installment of my story "A Slice of Time" called "Beyond the Fog" was published last Tue. That was very exciting. I'm just finishing off the last part now. That part doesn't come out till Sept. Time to start another one. Fantasy again, though I do have a cowboy one, with one chapter finished.

Oh boy! Another election. We didn't need one. Everything is going along smoothly. So we will end up with a minority again. Then the plan will be to form a government from the other parties, Which has never happened before. The Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff is so despirate to be Prime Minister, he would even do it with a coalition involving the Bloc Quebecois, a seperatist party. Now that's asking for trouble. The other parties that join, know they will never lead the country, but now they have a chance to get a piece of the pie.

I don't like the way Prime Minister operates, but the head of the Liberal party is a dink, the Bloc party want to take Quebec out of Canada, the NDP party thinks everyone should be in a union and we should have everything free, and the Green party is just that, and lets not chop down any trees.

And how is the "not war" in Libya going on. Those dummies. Now they are in a hole and it is only going to get deeper. Us "Crusaders" are now at war with three Arab countries, with others in the pipeline. Just a matter of time before it's "Hey, they are waging a war against Islam, and we didn't even see it."

Read this, "Prince William slips off for secret stag weekend..." Can't be that secret if it's on the front page of Drudge.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

Arizona is the only state in the United States that does not recognize daylight savings.

Saskatchewan is the only Canadian province that does not have it either.
Probably because of "The Old Indian."

Thank You, Old Indian!!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Shakin' Up Young Readers!

Shakin' Up Young Readers! Electric Shorts

Hi! If you are reading this, you have found the next best place to get super fantastic totally awesome short stories for kids.

Each of these series is designed to make you want to read each and every word to the very end, then sit on the edge of your chair waiting for the next episode.

We really want you to enjoy these stories. And we are always looking for ideas for new series and stories, so if you’ve got someting you would like one of our authors to write, you send us an e-mail and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen.

Here’s what you can look forward to for the next six months.

Week One:
Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie
Laramie on the Lam by Deborah Dee Harper
Chasing the Golden Treasure by Tim Champlin

Week Two:
A Difficult Decision by Ella Grey
Into the West by Julie Campbell
What You See is What You Get by Nicole Zoltack

Week Three:
The Magnificent Carnival of Professor Pelusian Minus by Sean and Connor Hayden
King of the Marshmallows by Lydia Ondrusek
The Olive Branch Mysteries by Gale Borger

Week Four:
Delbert Dallas and the Dragon Diaries by J.R. Turner
A Slice of Time by Jack Sakalauskas
The Junior Justice of the Peace Chronicles by Ann Mason

Sunday, March 20, 2011

eBooks - Electric Shorts

All over, American kids are crying out, “I don’t like to read!” What they really mean is I don’t want to read THAT!

Electric Shorts is designed for young readers who crave adventure and excitement. Each series contains six short stories presented once a month as electronic downloads (eBooks), much the same as a television series. Geared for kids between the ages of seven and seventeen, each short story will include relevant material to attract and captivate the young reader. From historical settings to futuristic fantasy, across all genres, Electric Shorts will strive to satisfy all interests.

“By publishing the Electric Shorts as eBooks we can cut back our contribution of paper waste and perhaps save a few trees while we’re at it,” says Karen Syed. Echelon Press has been offering their titles as eBooks since the company formed in February 2001. “No heavy books to carry, nothing to clutter the shelves, and eBooks really are cool,” Syed says.

A group of authors from America, Canada, and the UK have signed on to the project. The Electric Shorts will be released every Tuesday, with a new installment of each series appearing once a month. At only $.99 each, the short stories are affordable for all walks of life. Plans to create affiliate programs with schools and other literacy advocates are in the works, including a summer reading program to keep kids on track during vacation.

To obtain a complete listing of authors, concepts, and series please contact Echelon Press.

For advance review copies and requests for interviews and author events for any of the participating authors, contact Karen L. Syed at Echelon Press

Our main sites for sales are,, OmniLit, Smashwords, and I have included LSI eBooks. The three books this week will first be uploaded to OmniLit, then to the others, over the next couple of days.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shakin' Up Young Readers!

Welcome to Quake. You’re probably wondering where we got the name for this division of Echelon Press LLC. It’s pretty simple, really. Having been a long time advocate for literacy and understanding the need for a stronger presence of books in the lives of the young, I decided I wanted to offer young readers a line of books they would WANT to read. To put it simply, I want to shake up young readers. I thought about it for a while. So what shakes? Earthquakes! Long word. Quake! Shakin’ up young readers! There you go.

There are plenty of books out there that kids HAVE to read, and unfortunaty, when you MAKE kids read, they rarely enjoy those stories. So I went in search of authors who would write books for the sole purpose of pleasure. It’s not just about fun and games. We want to make make kids feel things. We want them to laugh, cry, and maybe even get angry when they’re buried deep in the lives of our characters.

Quake hasn’t been around a long time, but we intend to say for as long as readers continue to embrace our stories.

We hope you’ll visit site often and that you let your kids do the same. It’s not really about you and I, it is about young readers and letting them have a say in what they read.

Happy Reading!
Karen Syed, President
Echelon Press LLC

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CNBC and Beavers

I wrote a nice long blog the other day, posted it and it never came up.

That CNBC is disgusting. The other day, all they could talk about was, "How can we make money on this catastrophe." A sad excuse for humans. On CBC this morning, who mouths off, but Kevin O'Leary, "I think this is the best thing that ever happened to Japan." What he thinks, he should keep to himself. That ass should be fired.

You've often heard the whining and crying about not enough doctors in Nova Scotia. Here is how it works. If you are white, male, english speaking, and a family member is not a doctor, you're screwed. That's a given. In Med School in Nova Scotia, there are 73 positions for doctors, every year. The population may increase, but it stays at 73. More doctors, less money for each one. That was last year. This year, there are 63 positions. Why, you ask? Because we sold ten of our positions to Saudi Arabia. I guess the doctors are going to give themselves a raise.

The plumber came yesterday for plugged drain. Not totally plugged, just slow and noisy. My bank account is now $225.00 lighter.

You know we have beavers in Canada. I guess we have too many, at least in Saskatchewan. Trappers don't want beaver anymore. They only get $15.00 a pelt. Out west they have become a real nuisance, building dams that flood farmlands, and coming into your yard and chopping down the trees. Kit Carson, where are you when we need you?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wings of War and Smoked Fish.

I'm convinced spring is on its way. Yesterday, Home Depot had a full page ad for lawn mowers. That must be a good sign. Todays newspaper had a ton of flyers. I flipped through them and the only one I stopped at was the SuperStore. The front page had a big picture of pork ribs. It reminded me of my trip tp California. My son got us ribs, touted as the best in the U.S.A. On top of that, we ate them in our room on Queen Mary I. Ribs were great. It was a meal for four, but there was only two of us, so we had to make do.

Gadhafi seems to be winning the war. What then? "Oh, we're sorry we picked the wrong side." You know how these guys are always firing their rifles in the air. The other day, I was watching them firing Anti-Aircraft Guns. It was just Boom, Boom, Boom. Then I found out, there was actually no aircraft in the air. Just kids, playing with toys.

On CNN this morning, they were talking about Discovery's last flight. There is a major push of cities trying to get a space shuttle for their museum. If they don't have a museum, they will build one. Discovery is going to the Smithsonian. That must be some big place. The Americans don't throw anything away, they put it in the Smithsonian, which is a good think. When they scrapped the Avro Arrow, we cut it up into little pieces. The Americans made us do that. They didn't want the best plane in the world belonging to another country. It was far ahead of its time. The point is, all the engineers and technology went to build the space shuttle. Now you know. I guess Canadians really don't like the "or else."

So it is official now, the Maple Leaf Tartan is the official tartan of Canada. I don't care if I am part Scotch, I'm not wearing any skirt.

Here's another thing I hate. The opposition party, whoever it may be, saying that when they are in power, they are going to cancel some military contract. This time its for the Stealt Fighter. Military needs are left behind and it takes another ten years to upgrade, as long as the government doesn't change.

Today I have to call the furnace man and the plumber. The furnace goes boom before it comes on. I would take a furnace if I wasn't so busy. Just cleaning it once a year would make it pay for itself. My theory is, if a man built it, I can fix it. That is if you want to and have the right equipment. Take the plumbing problem. The pipe from the washing is plugged up. The snake I have is not long enough or big enough to solve the problem. No need to buy a new one that I may not need again for ten years, and I don't know anyone with a larger one.

So much for today's problems and I'm having smoked fish for lunch. I'm doing research about being on a Pirate ship, so I am having smoked fish and rum. I don't have a sword to wave around, so I'll use a butcher knife.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Food Prices and Bonuses

Temp -3C/27F  Windchill -9C/16F  and it is nice and sunn otside.

So now they are warning us food prices are going up. They talk like prices haven't gone up all along. Of course they have gone up all year. So I will explain to you what they really mean. What they are telling you is that profits did not reach the projected earnings for the last three months.They made a profit, but not what they wanted. The prices didn't put the profit up to where they think they should be.

Now they don't want this to happen for the next quarter,so the next increase is to make up the shortfall from last quarter and the projected profit for next time. Why, you ask? Because if they don't make projected earnings, stock price will not increase and management gets a smaller bonus. I bet you feel sorry for them now. "Nobody is going to raise their prices a nickel unless they absolutely have to," says John Scott, the president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.

That makes me feel so warm and fuzzy.

What's on the front page again? Garbage collection. And they have decided to leave things as they are, because everyone is getting upset and don't want to hear about it any more. What they mean is that they want a longer time to convince us how good it is for us. I think it has the makings of a career ender.

What about immigrants? It appears Nova Scotia is only allowed to bring in 500 a year, but in Manitoba they get 5000. The reason is because we forgot to ask the Federal Government to raise our limit. People are upset about this. I say, "Thank God." That's what we need, more educated people on the welfare line. Nova Scotia don't have work for the educated people they have.

If you have a resume, telling how well educated you are, you're toast. You would be better off to tell them you like hockey and drinking beer. That will get you a job. The one doing the hiring likes hockey and beer. Saw this letter in the paper this morning.
Always so funny when I hear another problem solver tell me that our problem here in NS is that we don't bring in more immigrants.My one son,with 4 university degrees,can't find employment in NS so he's left.My other son and daughter,both with 2 university degrees,also can't find employment in NS and they're both gone elsewhere.Yes, they did what all the "EXPERTS" and "PROFESSIONALS" told them to do....get a university education....and a hefty debt to start life with....and with this education you'll have the world knocking at your door.They weren't aware that the world didn't include NS.

The only immigrants we need here are pizza delivery professionals and burger flipping PHDs.
NS...get your damn house in order...cut civil service by 50%,get rid of 90$ of your consultants and administrators and stop dreaming of convention centres and 30,000 seat stadiums.
Cut the # of MLAs......why do we need an MLA for Kings north and another one for Kings south....there just isn't that much going on here.In HRM you have an MLA for every other street corner.And cut the ridiculous wages,benefits and pensions for all these bureaucrats........the people who love to make reports and have meetings with one another and accomplish absolutely nothing.
But first we'll have to hire some consultants to look into this.

Which brings me to Sidney Crosby. A perfect example of success without an education. Hockey school, give me a break.

I just found out he has a 14 yr. old sister. And where is his sister? In hockey school, of course. We know what family priorities are there. Yesterday, she got a concussion. Her brother so far, has had three concussions. I don't think it looks too good for them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Women's Day. What's For Lunch?

Temp. is 0C/32F. That one is easy. Most of the snow is gone, thanks to the rain. I'm glad I'm not living in northern New Brinswick. They got two feet of snow testerday. The snow just missed us again.

Today is International Women's Day. I can't say too much about that. After all, I am married to one. I did mention it on Facebook, which could be enough to get me in trouble.!/delta61

My wife and a friend are going to a funeral today. It seems at my age there is at least a funeral a month if not every week.

The Green party is going on the attack — against attack ads. It seems most people don't like attack ads. It's an American thing. We now have them because Karl Rove is managimg the campaign. Harper is doing a good job, unfortunately he is in the back pockets of the bankers. Can't vote for him, Liberal Party leader too dumb, can't vote for him.

Did you notice how the NDP Party always got 25% of the vote. They are the people who seem to live in a dream world. Now, they only get 15%, because the Green Party gets 10%. They really live in the dream world. May, the leader of the Green Party is always changing the place to run, hoping she will hit a spot where most of the people are crazy.

Don't kill seals. I wonder if the people who say that eat hamburgers. They don't mind killing cows. Reminds me when I was stationed in Germany. One of the neighbors had a pig. So sometimes I would bring my buddy the pig, a snack. One day, they told me to come over, they were going to kill the pig. I went over, they put the thing to his forehead and Bonk, dead pig. Poor pig. One minute I felt sorry for the pig and a few minutes later it was, "Ah, pork chops."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gadhafi Duck

Temp is 7C/45F and windchill feels the same. It appears they only put the windchill in if it's below 0C.

In the newspaper, it must be Gadhafi Day. I have never seen a man's name spelt so many ways. On CNN yesterday, it started with a H. The whole thing is starting to look like Daffy Duck.

Here's something that really riles me. They know Gadhafi is responsible for the Pam Am bombing, still they suck up to him for years. Now they are all over Prince Andrew. Lets chastize him, he's friends with Gadhafi's son. What a bunch of crap. The British Government says, "Hey, we have to suck up to Gadhafi. Better pull out the big guns. Andrew, you get the short straw. Buddy, buddy up with them."

The Americans are just as bad. Now its, "Oh, we are going to start an investigation into Gadhafi's involvement in the Pan Am bombing." What a bunch. Well, that's enough of Gadhafi Duck. Where is Lawrence of Arabia when you need him?

Starting to protest in Cairo again. I knew that was coming. This is far from over. I'm waiting for Saudi Arabia to start. Then watch oil prices, then everything else. When the Arabs find out all this protesting doesn't bring them the "pie in the sky", you know what will happen. It will be our fault and they start on us.

Read this headline. "UK to send team of spies to help oust Gadhafi." Wow!. So much for secrecy.

Motorists illegally detained at Florida tolls - for using large bills! How about that? Guy tried to pay with a $100. bill. Someone doesn't know, they don't give out small bills from the bank machines. Here, they jumped it up to giving fifties.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Your Old School Bus

Today it's 3C/37F and feels like  -2C/28F. It was supposed tp rain, but now it's changed to tomorrow.

Ever wonder what happens to old school buses? At least some of them? Two decommissioned Annapolis Valley regional school board buses have found a new home in Cameroon, Africa.The buses were requested by Rotary International to be used for government and private schools there. The buses will join two other former Valley board buses that were sent to Cameroon last year.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff were attending an event Friday evening hosted by the Indian high commission to launch The Year of India in Canada. What the heck! A year. Even Black Culture only gets a month. How about a year of white culture? The people who actually built the country. Except for the Chinese, who built the railroad.

You expect a weather forcast and you expect it to be wrong. And we all laugh about it. But why should it be wrong? We spend a lot of money on people and equipment, and there should be some return. When I went to bed last night, it was supposed to rain today. Now, it's going to rain tomorrow. Maybe. It's not just us. Sweden’s environment minister has had enough of unreliable weather forecasts, blaming the country’s meteorology service for too many misses and demanding a shape-up in predictions.

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is urging Wisconsin residents to fight Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers of their union. I wonder if they are getting anywhere.

How did the company Sharp get its name? It got its name from inventing the mechanical pencil in 1915.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Memoirs Of A Star

Temp. -10C/14F  Feels like -17C/1F It is supposed to be getting warmer this week.

I read  that in British Columbia prison inmates want to form a union. So does that mean, if they go on strike, they won't feed themselves.Can you just picture them, in their cells with placards? Will you people out there get a grip on it?   Here's a photo of me in Al Capone's cell in Alcatraz.

The big stink here is about garbage. I must say, I am sick and tired of hearing about garbage collection. Now they want to limit it to four bags instead of six. This is supposed to cut down on garbage. Are you out of your mind? The amount of garbage is what it is. Instead of six bags, you're supposed to stuff it in four bags. Now that makes a lot of sense. Not everyone has six bags. I have one garbage can. If I have more than six bags, because of a cleanup, my neighbours get the rest.

Now Meredith Baxter has put out her memoirs. It seems that when they do this, there is always one part to tell how they were abused. They have all been abused, usually father and/or husband. It also says she is/was an alcholic. So maybe they got into arguements because she was drunk. But it's never the celebs fault, always someone else.

Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen. Will someone take him and stuff him in a hole somewhere. I think he just conning everyone for more money. Says he is going to write a book. Probably say he was abused. Maybe by his nanny.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spin The Wheel

Ate a quarter of a cheese bagle this AM. Yuck! Darn cold out this morning. -14C/7F and windchill is -19C/-2F. And the sun is shining.

Here's something that may get some peoples goat. They stopped it in Dec, but prior to then, city employees had something they called a Birthday Wheel. On your birthday, you spin the wheel, and it stops at a present. All presents are worth $25.00. The important part of this story is, it came out of our taxes. So when taxes went up last year, it was necessary, because presents had to be bought for the staff.

I see the United Church put the okay on same sex marriages. Wonder what belief this comes from. Perhaps the belief that if we don't get more parishioners, we are going to go broke. They may look at this as an untapped resource. Which reminds me. Remember in the old days, when they told Catholic jokes? There was always a joke about bingo. I never hear those jokes any more. Of course Catholics don't have bingo games any more. The Masons have taken over that money maker. How come we never hear Mason bingo jokes?

Here's one from the "I Can't Believe It," file."Missing ashtray grounds Jazz Air flight." The Feb. 23 flight from Fredericton to Toronto was postponed after the crew noticed during pre-flight checks that the receptacle in the wall outside the lavatory door was missing. The plane couldn’t take off without such a bin. Jazz could have cancelled the flight, but instead, arrangements were made to have the piece flown in from Halifax that afternoon, but that got screwed up. So,the empty plane was flown from Fredericton to Halifax, where maintenance staff installed a new ashtray.The aircraft then travelled back to Fredericton, where the flight departed at 11:45 p.m. Some passengers were able to get on an earlier evening flight to Toronto. Passengers also had the option of rebooking their ticket without penalty. I like that one, without penalty.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Obesity Are Us And Them

Out on the lawn, there rose such a clatter,
I jumped from my bed, to see what was the matter.
And what to my wondering eyes did I see,
A snowplow!

This was 1 o'clock in the morning, over a road that doesn't have a flake of snow. I notice we get excellent service when there is no snow. Maybe he was looking for a freak snowpile. Although we had rain and snow yesterday, the amount of snow on the ground today, is the same as yesterday. Maybe we should call it ice now. Temp. is -2C/-28F. and it feels like -8C/21F.

The important article today is about obesity. 25% of Canadians are obese. Don't laugh Americans, because 36% of you are obese. I think we measured too many Chinese in our poll. That's what gave us the edge. The interesting thing is, most men are obese between 60 to 74 yrs. of age. It appears that's how they spend their retirement. For women, it's a sad story indeed. For them, it's 20 to 29 yrs. of age. A lot of them will not live long enough to get in the other bracket. Enough of that, I know how difficult it is to watch one's weight.

The Pope has a new book out. In it, he says the Jews are not responsible. I think everyone has been stupid for the last two thousand years. Of course the Jews didn't do it. The Romans did it. In other words the Italians. They just passed the buck.
"Hey, we didn't do it. the Jews did it. All those guys dressed like Romans? They're Jews."

Saw this article about Subway. There is a store in the mall behind my house. They wanted to put an iron bar across the exit door, but the Fire Marshall said no. They say it is too easy for thieves to break in. This comes from a break-in last year. I am probably the only person who knows what happened after the robbery. Maybe the police know.

Behind our house there is a 7" metal fence. On the other side of the fence, behind my house is a very large tree. All the branches, from the ground, to the top of the fence, have been cleaned to make a rough ladder. The thieves went over the fence, landed in my nice soft garden, and went through my back yard. When I saw that, I took my chainsaw and cut off all those branches. Maybe they will rob it again, then get a surprise. They will have to walk the length to get out.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Button For Facebook

♫ I couldn't sleep at all last night ♫ Tossing & turning ♫
A song based on fact rather than fiction.

Temp is -12C/10F windchill is -20C/-4F. I think Americans are the only ones who use Fahrenheit, stubborn aren't they?

"Warship off to Libya" All I have to ask is why? It's getting a bit crowded over there. Everybody and their dog is sending over a warship. They are acting like a bunch of Hyena around a dead carcass.

Here's a switch. WikiLeaks is one of the candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Wouldn't that choke up a lot of people, if he won. Highly unlikely. I can't see where he did anything for peace. More likely a war of words.

When I was reading the TV guide this morning, because of the line in my glasses, instead of American Idol, I read American Fool. It's not that I have anything against the show. I don't care one way or the other. In fact, I don't give a shit. Now there's a button I would like to see on Facebook. They have" Like, Unlike and Comment. They should have one "I don't give a shit."

Here's a joke my brother sent

Three women die together in an accident. And go to heaven.
When they get there, St. Peter says,
"We only have one rule here in heaven: Don't step on the ducks! "
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, There are ducks all over the place.
It is almost impossible not to step on a duck ,and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.He chains them together and says,
"Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"
The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck
And along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing.
With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment
as for the first woman.
The third woman has observed all this, and not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very,
VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St.Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on.
Very tall, long eyelashes, muscular.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.
The happy woman says,
"I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity? "
The guy says,
"I don't know about you,butI stepped on a Duck.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mind Your own Business

Temp. is -2C/28F. After yesterday's snow and rain and wind, outside looks exactly as it did yesterday morning. Winter doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Must be a slow news day or the newspaper doesn't know what news is important. The front page article. A guy is sueing the Casino because to got drunk and lost money. Here's the story. This guy is on some list he shouldn't be allowed to gamble. The casino lets him into the high stakes room and let him buy drinks. So he lost his money and now its the casino's fault. He wants back the money he lost. He went to an addiction clinic and wants that paid for plus travel expenses. He also wants one million dollars for his grief. I think he's been watching too much American TV. Here's the link. You decide if they should throw this guy in jail for being a nuisance.

Here's something. A former member of the N.S. government had his house foreclosed on him. He was caught misusing his funds or something so now he sits as an Independent. Which really doesn't matter, he still gets paid. As far as money is concerned, he is a complete screw up, all the way around. He didn't pay his morgage. The house went up for auction and the Credit Union bought it for $150,000. The house is accessed at $223,900. Of course the assessed value is always less than selling price. So why didn't the morgage lender just take the house? They could have sold it.

Another coyote attack. A farmer, out shoveling in front of his barn, got jumped by a coyote. He beat him off and only suffered  ripped jacket and gloves. The farmer called a trapper and time will tell. Maybe we should have a hunting sesason on coyote.

Charlie Sheen seems to be in the paper every day. I guess he is looking for a raise. What he needs is a good slap in the back of the head.

Oscar watchers down 10%. Guess I'm not the only one who didn't watch it.

The President of the Scotia Bank only got $10.7 Million last year. Sad, isn't it. Not for him, but for us, that we allow such crap. Bank profits were up 16%. But let's face the facts, he had very little to do with it. The people below him make this happen. He may have gotten the job because he is somebody's golf buddy. Most people think he actually works. Is that naive or dumb? Did you ever watch the show "The Boss"? I don't but I have caught a few parts like, "Before I took this job, I knew nothing about running a hotel chain, I was a V.P. in automotive." or something like that. On top of that, he always seems to be the worse employee. If he didn't have a golf buddy, he would be working at McDonalds, if they would hire him.

"U.S. tightens grip around Libya" Now there is a perfect example of not minding your own business. If you are for one side, then you're against the other. One will be a maybe friend, and the other will be an enemy. The enemy will blow up some hotel in New York. Then its, "why us?" Why? Because you didn't mind your own business.

Hey! I have a second follower. Hi Tony.